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  • Commentary: Remember prices paid for Independence Day celebrations

    Jun 30, 2010

    For most of us, the coming weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks. While we enjoy our freedoms here in the states, U.S. military members around the world are patrolling deserts, flying in darkness, navigating the high seas and risking their lives in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • PIF improves Husky to support Warfighter

    Jun 28, 2010

    The workforce at the Aviation, Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility is engaged in the Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection Husky System Improvements Program that will soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.

  • The art of calling for fire

    Jun 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- A slight miscalculation when shooting an artillery round can mean the difference between destroying an enemy target and wiping out a city block.

  • Chiefs visit Fort Riley PX

    Jun 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Zach Sheets said he's been a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs for 24 years - almost 25.

  • Home-style hangout: JBLM recreation center reopens after $4.5 million facelift

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers living in barracks have one less excuse to feel confined to them. After being closed for nearly 18 months, Nelson Recreation Center reopened its doors in a ceremony June 17. Originally built in 1960, the center underwent major renovations. It's all a part of the Army Family Covenant's promise to improve quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

  • I Corps CSM thanks community for its support

    Jun 25, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - As part of I Corps' efforts to stay connected with surrounding communities, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe updated the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee on the return of I Corps from a deployment in Iraq and preparations for the return of 18,000 more Soldiers and Airmen throughout the summer.

  • Patriotism Rings At Community Concert

    Jun 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nine-year-old Samuel Tucker Styes of Harvest came decked out in his own military uniform to the Armed Forces Celebration Week's Concert in the Park at Joe Davis Stadium. He quickly made friends with the Veteran Memorial Museum's Randy Withrow, who showed the aspiring Soldier how a jeep from World War II is operated. That haphazard exchange - the sharing of military history along with Army values with a public that is interested, curious and supportive - was par for the course during an Armed Forces Celebration Week event June 14 that has long been a community favorite.

  • Polk's FreedomFest is free, features Trace Adkins

    Jun 25, 2010

    FreedomFest explodes at Fort Polk in a flare of fireworks and fun July 3 at the Polk Army Airfield beginning at 3 p.m.

  • Building Network Of Employment

    Jun 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Huntsville just became another top choice for national recognition. And this time, the recognition directly relates to the Army's veterans. During the signing of the Armed Forces Celebration Week proclamation June 14, community leaders shared the podium with the Army's director of Human Resources Policy Directorate, who announced a new Army program that will be launched in Huntsville to recruit, employ and retain veterans in federal employment.

  • A Co, 4-353rd Infantry Regiment sets C-IED training standard

    Jun 25, 2010

    "This is the best dismounted (improvised explosive device) indicator lane that I have ever seen," said Chuck Launderville, a counter-IED integration cell, or C12C, member from Fort Bragg, N.C. during a visit to the 162nd C-IED training lane June 9. CI2C representatives from Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Fort Stewart, Ga.; as well as two representatives from the 1st Army IED Master Trainer Program at Camp Shelby, Miss., visited the 162nd Infantry Brigade C-IED training conducted by A Company, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde on North Fort Polk.

  • New VAAca,!E+clinic set to help local vets in 2011

    Jun 25, 2010

    Along the largely undeveloped stretch of La. Hwy 467 leading north out of Fort Polk, a small break occurs in the mostly unbroken line of long leaf pines. Set in the clearing June 23 was a canvas shelter with seats and a pile of dirt with four protruding shovels. The Department of Veterans Affairs and members of Fort Polk were performing a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, Community-based Veteran's Administration Outpatient clinic.

  • 'More than words on a bumper sticker ... This is by and large a family-based Army,' says A

    Jun 25, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Polk June 23.

  • Tattered Red, White, Blue stirs deep emotions for 2HBCT, 3ID Cdr

    Jun 25, 2010

    A brigade commander keeps an American flag he's had for 24 years.

  • Fort Stewart opens new SFAC

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart opens new 15,000 square foot Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Eagle Scout builds benches at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eagle Scout, Aaron Jacobs, led special project to build concrete benches for Families visiting Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, which honors 3rd Infantry Division's fallen Soldiers.

  • Leisure Travel offers Soldiers, Families discounted vacations

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Leisure Travel Office offers discounted vacation packages for Soldiers and Family Members.

  • Hunter Soldiers roll vehicle but survive

    Jun 25, 2010

    Hunter Army Airfield - Two Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield rolled their vehicle but survived.

  • Five Marne Division Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Five 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who died while serving in Iraq were honored in a special ceremony.

  • Wounded warriors inspire the nation

    Jun 24, 2010

    Dedicated survivors and their supporters demonstrate their physical prowess and determination as they travel from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, Va. during the Sea to Shining Sea Ride Across America cross-country cycling event, stopping in Gunnison and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • Chiarelli: suicides down, but not enough

    Jun 24, 2010

    While the number of suicides among active-duty Soldiers has fallen, the Army's vice chief told lawmakers that it's not enough.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • Black Jack engineers 'blow the lid' on training

    Jun 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- There are a lot of ways to make a hole. You can use a shovel. You can use your hands. You can even get someone else to do it for you. Or, if you're an Army combat engineer, you can take a little bit louder of an approach.

  • Gates reviews military spouse career program

    Jun 22, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is grappling with the best way to reopen the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to new applicants, concerned that the program has morphed beyond its original intent and cost estimates.

  • 81st Adjutant General Detachment Receives Unit Award

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 81st Adjutant General Detachment (Postal), 4th Sustainment Brigade, stood proudly in the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center as they received recognition for their tireless work and professionalism for the postal operation they executed in the joint military mail terminals in Iraq and Kuwait June 10...

  • Full 'Bird' father promotes son to Captain

    Jun 21, 2010

    Capt. Dwight C. Thompson not only shares a name with his father, he also chose to follow in his father's footsteps as an Army officer. Thompson's parents both traveled from the west coast to attend his promotion ceremony June 9, and his father, Col. Dwight A. Thompson, performed the promotion at the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • PHOTOS: FORSCOM commander visits Long Knife troopers

    Jun 21, 2010

    FORSCOM commander visits Long Knife troopers

  • Warrior Zone provides entertainment, place to hang out for Fort Riley Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - For Soldiers looking for something to do, a place to hang out or a place get a quick bite to eat, the Warrior Zone has it all.

  • Fort Carson ACS program teaches community about Army life

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- An Army Community Service program exclusive to Fort Carson gives members of the surrounding community a better understanding of military life.

  • Quilt tells fallen Soldiers' stories

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Continuing its nationwide journey paying tribute to fallen servicemembers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Lost Heroes Art Quilt was on display at the Fort Carson Post Exchange over Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Fort Carson SFAC holds open house

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosted an open house for Fort Carson and members of the community June 3, showing off its new building and the many different services offered to wounded Soldiers and their Family members.

  • 'Extraordinary time' to be in the military

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Adm. Mike Mullen discussed various hot spots around the globe during his June 4 town hall meeting on Sand Hill.

  • Guide Dog Gives New Way Of Looking At Life

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Tracey Smith sounds like any other proud mama when she talks about her "Garland." She is quick to show you a picture or tell you a story about all of Garland's "firsts." You can hear the joy in her voice when she talks about bringing Garland home for the first time; you can hear the strain when she talks about the day Garland left for college. For a brief moment, you almost forget that Garland is a dog. Of course, she's not just any dog; she is well on her way to being a guide dog for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization.

  • Recognizing America's Civilian Heroes

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Please accept this on behalf of a grateful command." "Please thank your family." "Thank you for what you have done." Those were the words of appreciation expressed over and over again by Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, to more than 50 civilian and contractor employees Thursday during an AMCOM Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony.

  • Fort Carson, 4th Inf. Div. celebrate Iron Horse Week

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---With the thunderous boom of a cannon and the raising of colors, approximately 8,500 Soldiers of Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division rendered honors to the nation June 14 beginning festivities for Iron Horse Week and creating precedence for a new Mountain Post tradition.

  • Kids reel in stringers of fun at Fort Stewart Fishing Rodeo

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Kids of all ages, along with their parents, lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for a morning of fishing fun, June 12. So many Families showed up for this summer's first fishing rodeo that parking extended from the designated parking area onto the road leading to it with spill over parking along the side of the dirt roads surrounding other smaller ponds.

  • Joing Base Lewis-McChord preparing for Warrior Forge

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Preparing tomorrow's battlefield leaders for the austere conditions found in forward deployed areas is a tough mission. Preparing the training areas and schedules for the Leader Development and Assessment Course can be even tougher. For the past few months, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment has been hard at work setting the stage for Warrior Forge 2010.

  • Mariners shortstop 'thankful' for troops

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With friends and family in the military, Josh Wilson knows about the values of duty and personal sacrifice. He's seen them up close. That's why the Seattle Mariner shortstop considered making the 50-mile trip south to Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 1 the least he could do.

  • Soldiers charged in Afghan killings

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD. Wash. - Charges were preferred Tuesday evening against three additional Soldiers who are accused in the deaths of three Afghan civilians between January and May 2010.

  • JBLM triathlete returns to All-Army team competition after two-year absence

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In 2008 he defended his doctoral dissertation. Last year, he defended his country by deploying to Iraq. For those reasons, Mark Orwat has been absent from the Armed Forces Men's Triathlon Championship for two years. He hopes to make a triumphal return as a member of the All-Army team in the 2010 event, which takes place June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.

  • 3rd ID Field Artillery CSM makes a difference in his Soldiers' lives

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The Vietnam War had a tremendous impact on the lives of many people, especially following the fall of Saigon in April 1975. In particular, the war impacted Command Sgt. Maj. Hai Dang and his Family, who immigrated to the U.S. following the war's end. Along with an estimated 1.4 million refugees who resettled to the United States, was the command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Command Sgt. Maj. Dang. He came with his mother, sister, two brothers, and three aunts. Life in a new country wasn't easy and brought with it many things that took getting used to.

  • Hunter employees briefed on hurricanes, severe weather

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "Make a plan, get a kit, and stay informed" was the message to Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers, Family Members, and DoD Civilians at their annual Hurricane Briefing held June 9 at the Hunter Post Theater.

  • Register now for absentee ballot

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There are potentially six million military voters that could vote in the upcoming election," said Louisa Sigman, voting assistance officer with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Human Resources. "Many people may think this year is an off-year election, but Americans will be voting on 38 seats for the U.S. Senate, all 434 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 39 state or territorial governor seats."

  • Fort Carson, community leaders discuss partnership

    Jun 18, 2010

    Fort Carson and local community members met at Alternate Escapes to discuss ways to better support Soldiers and their Families through the Warrior Family Community Partnership.

  • Stewart, Hunter celebrate Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leaders celebrated the Army 235th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony held at the 3rd Infantry Division Museum and at the Hunter Club, June 14.

  • Rangers receive medals for combat valor

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Valor and sacrifice were recognized during a combat awards ceremony for members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment June 10.

  • Fort's final Army Hooah Race sends community running

    Jun 17, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Hundreds of runners raced through the streets of Atlanta during the ninth annual Army Hooah Race Saturday, pushing themselves and each other through the gates of Fort McPherson and across the finish line at Hedekin Field.

  • Fort McPherson wishes Army "Happy 235th birthday"

    Jun 17, 2010

    Soldiers, Civilian employees, Family members and retirees of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities gathered to celebrate the Army's 235th birthday during a day of celebration Tuesday. Celebrations took place all across Fort McPherson, but were mainly focused around Hedekin Field.

  • A big month for the 'Big Red One'

    Jun 16, 2010

    The senior division in the senior service celebrated three major anniversaries this month, culminating with the Army birthday on June 14.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Radio-controlled enthusiasts motor along

    Jun 16, 2010

    The buzz of electric motors fills the air around the Contingency Operating Site Kalsu airfield in the late afternoons. Welcome to the Raptor Race Track, the home for radio-controlled wheeled racing at COS Kalsu.

  • The Mission Support Element

    Jun 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Mission Support Element (MSE) is a Generating Force Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) organization assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and attached to a Corps or Division commander designated as senior commander (SC) on an installation to perform Administrative Control (ADCON) responsibilities under Title 10 of the United States code.

  • 73 Screaming Eagles graduate from Dari, Pashto language training

    Jun 15, 2010

    On 11 June, at the Defense Language Institute's Fort Campbell Language Training Detachment, 73 Soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division graduated from the 16-week Dari and Pashto program.

  • Resolute Warriors conduct waterborne gunnery

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army watercraft assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted a waterborne gunnery June 11-13 in preparation for the annual Joint Logistics Over The Shore exercise taking place all week at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

  • FORSCOM Soldiers Celebrate the Army's Birthday 'Airborne' Style

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 15, 2010)--Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus provided entertainment for the Fort McPherson community during the 2010 Army Birthday Festival on Hedekin Field here. This festival is a part of the post's weeklong celebration.

  • Making a difference in Dhi Qar Province

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers with 3-4 BCT out of Fort Carson, Colo., work to improve civil capacity in southern Iraq

  • Black Dragons fire back during JRTC rotation

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provided fire support and assisted role playing Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers during their combat outpost defense training at the Joint Readiness Training Center, here, June 12.

  • Army celebrates 235 years of 'liberating millions'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army celebrated its 235th birthday Monday in the center courtyard of the Pentagon, with a cake-cutting and re-enlistment ceremony.

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion breaks ground on new complex

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis McChord Warrior Transition Battalion ceremoniously broke ground on a new $52 million, 245,820-square-foot barracks complex project being constructed near Madigan Army Medical Center June 1.

  • McHugh: Focus must shift to 'generating force'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army's system for producing agile, adaptive, creative Soldiers is strained by nine years of war, said the service's secretary.

  • 15th Sust Bde hands mission off to the 3rd Sust Bde

    Jun 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" handed over the sustainment mission for United States Divisions - North and Center to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade during a ceremony here May 25.

  • One military teen's thoughts on ups and downs of Army life

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Have you ever thought about moving and then changed your mind' Well, when you're a kid, you don't have a choice about where you live. If you are a military teen, you have no choice but to pack your bags and go when the Army calls. There are no "ifs, ands or buts."

  • Fort Polk's new Boundless Playground opens at Catfish Cove

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- There's a new playground on post at Catfish Cove.

  • Geronimos hit rotational units hard to prepare them for war

    Jun 14, 2010

    Not many things can scare American Soldiers, but one thing keeps them tense during a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center: The expectation of an encounter with the opposing force, Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment.

  • 3rd Infantry Division celebrates Army's 235th birthday with historic review, barbecue

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Task Force Marne and 3rd Infantry Division celebrates the Army's 235 birthday in Iraq.

  • 1AD cuts first cake at Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Countering IED tactics at JRTC

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepped for their missions at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), here, through a series of pre-rotational classes.

  • Voice of Peace Shura offers chance to discuss Afghan reconciliation and unity

    Jun 14, 2010

    More than 2,000 Afghan citizens attended the Voice of Peace Shura, held in the Chamkani district of Paktya province, June 10, despite attempts by militants to disrupt this gathering.

  • Servicemembers celebrate 235th Army birthday with a run

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Celebrating the Strength of the Nation: the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> This year marks the 235th birthday of the United States Army. June 14, 1775 saw the creation of the Continental Army to secure the Nation's independence. Since then, generations of Americans have stepped forward to defend our freedoms and global security. These courageous men and women have assisted other countries in protecting their rights, as well as promoting peace. The Soldiers have emerged stronger, and their willingness to serve builds a better future for others.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Fort Stewart Single Soldiers find outdoor fun at Holbrook

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Thanks to the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, Fort Stewart's Single Soldiers were able to pick and enjoy their own outdoor fun at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area, June 4. Nearly two dozen single Soldiers braved the rainy weather in order to participate in the outdoor activity of their choice, including games of one-on-one basketball, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, skeet and paintball.

  • Texas Girl Scouts donate to the Cav

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hearing Do-Si-Dos, Samoas and Tagalongs in a conversation can make someone think of either dancing or Girl Scouts. For the 1st Cavalry Division it meant the latter and their cookies.

  • Learning to "Live the Legend": 1st Cav. begins newcomer's briefs

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Being assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division is an experience all in itself. Its traditions and standards are different, and for some, more exciting than any other traditional Army unit.

  • Stewart-Hunter housing team ready for 3rd ID's return

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's housing team is prepared for 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers return this fall, according to Anita Gordon, housing referral specialist.

  • Korean War film premiers at Fort Stewart

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "They have faced the crucible of combat and learned a lifetime's experience about love, loss, valor, and sacrifice in a short intense period of time," said 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater, June 5. Referring to the Outpost Harry Survivors Association and the battles on that key terrain during the Korean War, Maj. Gen. Cucolo took time out of his Environmental and Morale Leave from Iraq to address attendees at the premiere of motion picture "Hold At All Costs."

  • Former White House physician follows dusty path to Iraq

    Jun 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - It's a long way from the hallowed walls of the White House to the dusty environs of northern Iraq, and for Col. Daniel Parks, the 26th Base Support Battalion surgeon, it was one wild ride.

  • IA legal officers visit USD-C to improve relations, provide hope for future

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD</b> - Most would say Iraq's legal system is unstable at best. Decades of dictatorship and nine years of war have taken its toll on the governmental foundations of the country. Now that Iraq is becoming more stable, the leaders of Iraq are looking to create a legal system capable of handling the cases and crimes brought before it with fairness and equality. For the first time, Soldiers within the United States Division- Center met with Iraqi Army legal officers to discuss the way ahead on Forward Operating Base Liberty, June 5.

  • STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde receives combat patch

    Jun 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Nearly 300 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers received their combat patch during a ceremony held June 3 at the Joint Base Balad gymnasium.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander talks mission, landscape in Iraq

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Shawn M. Morrissey, spoke with reporters to discuss the 3rd Sustainment Bde. mission and the current landscape in Iraq, June 3.

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as Lt. Gen. Jacoby relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • Circus offloads at Fort Carson

    Jun 9, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus used Fort Carson's railhead to offload their animals June 8. They then marched the elephants down B Street, up Venetucci Blvd. to the World Arena. Fort Carson's railhead is the closest area to accomplish this. It has been a good community relations project for many years when the railyard is not busy with deployments or redeployments.

  • National Guard Division Leaders Gather to Face Challenges for Missions at Home, Overseas

    Jun 9, 2010

    NEW YORK - Leaders of the Army National Guard's eight division headquarters met here in lower Manhattan June 5 to discuss future roles and missions of their Citizen Soldiers in homeland security and overseas contingency operations as the National Guard remains in the forefront of the nation's "home and away games." Hosted by New York's 42nd Infantry Division, the conference provided an opportunity to share best practices, insight and build greater inter-state cooperation for the Army National Guard's most senior combat headquarters.

  • US Soldiers visit Iraqi clinic, provide medical care to locals

    Jun 9, 2010

    Despite the heat of an Iraqi summer, a medical team made up of Soldiers from United States Division - Center traveled to a small Iraqi town south of Baghdad to help its citizens June 1.

  • Soldiers, Iraqis provide healthcare to out-of-the-way Anbar town

    Jun 9, 2010

    Army medics from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82 Airborne Division along with Iraqi doctors held a one-day medical clinic June 3 assessing and treating nearly 400 of the 20,000 citizens of Kubaysah, Iraq.

  • Camp Leads Wounded Warriors Out Among 'Em

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the woods of Camp OuTAmongEM, wounded warriors are able to hope, dream and most importantly - hunt. It was only a few years ago that Steve Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA had an idea for a free hunting camp that would allow wounded warriors to return to the outdoor activities they loved before their injuries. Today, the program brings wounded warriors from around the area to the camp based on the ideals of conservation, compassion and community.

  • Fort Carson honors volunteers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The volunteer force that works on Fort Carson spent the afternoon honoring its most dedicated members May 18 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Fort Carson MPs support Special Olympics

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion take part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics May 27. Soldiers carried the Flame of Hope across Fort Carson in support of local, state and federal law enforcement raising awareness for the Special Olympics.

  • Fort Carson honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---In what is now the seventh annual ceremony, Fort Carson honored 53 more of its fallen Soldiers during the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony May 27, bringing the total number memorialized to 335.

  • Resolute Warriors return from deployment to Kuwait

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - 32 Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Eustis after serving a 12-month deployment on board U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility vessels 2013 and 2018. The vessels provided in-stream discharge operations and trans-ship cargo operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. The LCUs also conducted resupply runs to oil derricks located throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Soldiers strive to attain Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Polk

    Jun 7, 2010

    Prestige, honor and integrity are just words without the blood, sweat and tears to back them up. These are just a few of the characteristics of the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge, which backs up its reputation as an award that recognizes exceptional competence and outstanding performance by Soldier medics. That commitment to excellence translated into two weeks of intense training, testing and physical demands that represent the job of a combat medic.

  • 1ID troops remember D-Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    With temperatures soaring over a hundred degrees, Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade took a break June 6 from their daily duties at Camp Taji, Iraq, to celebrate the division's birthday and the 66th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Have you asked your personnel about suicide'

    Jun 7, 2010

    Suicide is a serious subject that few are experts on. Lack of expertise tends to create myths such as these: Suicide myth No. 1: Asking a depressed person about suicidal thoughts may give them the idea to take their own life. Fact: This is not true, and in fact, the reverse is more accurate. Not asking a person you suspect to be at risk about suicidal thoughts can lead them to believe that you do not care or want to shoulder their burden.

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • JBLM monument marks 80th anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - This base is home to monuments, memorials and statues, but the one honoring the Army's 91st Division just past the northwest end of Watkins Field might be the most impressive. Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • JBLM scholarship numbers on the rise

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Thirty-three lucky family members were the recipients of Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships, which is almost twice as many as the 18 awarded last year. They were recognized May 21 at the Family Resource Center during the annual awards ceremony.

  • JBLM BSAP focuses on preventing tragedies before they happen

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Military personnel already face enough stress, Montgomery said. Sadly, it isn't until such tragedies occur that people understand the extent of emotional trauma involved. The Base Substance Abuse Program on JBLM provides assistance to active-duty and retired service members, as well as local Army and Air Force civilian employees and adult family members looking for assistance in dealing with a variety of addictions.

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