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  • 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Message

    May 5, 2010

    2010 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Message from the SecArmy, CSA and SMA.

  • WINN Listens to Fort Stewart Community, Opens Doors to Pediatric Pharmacy

    May 5, 2010

    WINN Opens Pediatric Pharmacy images

  • FORSCOM launches Web-based tool to support Army Force Generation

    May 5, 2010

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, along with numerous requirements worldwide, the Army's largest command recently launched a Web-based tool to enhance the synchronization of Soldiers, equipment and resources with the requirements of combatant commanders.

  • Fort Bliss begins first EFMB test in more than 10 years

    May 4, 2010

    More than 65 Fort Bliss medical personnel are striving to earn an Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • DOD using virtual reality for PTSD treatment

    May 3, 2010

    A humvee slowly drives down a dusty road in Afghanistan and seconds later, an IED explodes off to the right, causing the windshield to crack and the driver to swerve.

  • Thousands Attend III Corps & Fort Hood Safety Day

    May 3, 2010

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange parking lot was filled with fire trucks, military vehicles, games, information booths, and bounce houses Apr. 30 as the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade sponsored the III Corps and Fort Hood Safety Day...

  • Reintegration workshop helps Soldiers' spouses

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new and innovative workshop took place at Fort Carson's Elkhorn Conference Center to help the spouses of deployed Soldiers cope with numerous stressors. It was all thanks to a trip to a local bookstore and a spin-cycling class on Fort Carson.

  • Public Affairs contemporaries share information

    May 1, 2010

    Public Affairs officers assigned to the 8th Iraqi Army Division met with their 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division counterpart at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for a joint training seminar, April 27.

  • Registered nurse preps Soldiers to save lives

    May 1, 2010

  • Carson breaks ground for new CDC

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Construction of the new nearly $9 million Gate 20 Child Development Center officially began April 22 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Daddy-daughter dance creates memories

    Apr 30, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The music ranged from Danny and the T-Birds "Greased Lightning" for the older crowd to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." for the younger crowd. But the theme of the night came from the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" when all in attendance whooped it up to the line "tonight's gonna be a good night."

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord left-behind equipment in good hands

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An operation of this scale has not been undertaken since the Vietnam War. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Logistics is responsible for successfully completing a historic year of repair and maintenance. Dealing with left-behind equipment from the deployment of three Stryker brigades, the 17th Fires Brigade and I Corps was a Herculean undertaking.

  • Early, centralized and responsive support among aims of the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord 'Modul

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Veterans of deployments to combat zones can attest to the elation and frustrations surrounding reunions with loved ones. Expectations run high among Soldiers and family members who have counted the hours to emotional returns. With six major subordinate commands returning in the coming months from Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are working to help military members deal with the surprises that can occur during reintegration - surprises that can devolve quickly into problems.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bronze star recipient 'knows her job'

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Staff Sergeant Katteri Franklin knew all along she wanted to be a police officer, but had no idea she would eventually want to make a career of it in the military. The McCleary, native was simply looking for a way to make a better life for herself, while helping others along the way.

  • Fort Carson wounded warriors: most satisfied with treatment

    Apr 30, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and commander of Army Medical Command, led a media roundtable from the Pentagon - with Fort Carson leadership linked by teleconference - to address a New York Times article's claim that Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Carson were "warehoused," overmedicated and hidden away from the post population.

  • Night at Safeco Field highlights importance of military to region

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord was well represented April 17 at the Seattle Mariners' eighth Salute to the Armed Forces Night before their game against the Detroit Tigers. The annual event commemorates the importance of the military community in the Pacific Northwest, and gives the Seattle Major League baseball franchise a chance to thank the men and women in uniform, along with veterans and their families, for their daily sacrifices to keep the nation secure.

  • Fort Carson Soldier receives Bronze Star

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -Cpl. Helen Ruhl, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was presented the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device for her exceptionally valorous actions while under enemy fire by Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, during an awards ceremony at Pershing Field, April 21.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    Apr 30, 2010

    Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny wait as their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter warms up in Shindad, Afghanistan March 24, 2010 for a flight which will carry them to their area of operation in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • FORSCOM Employees Prepare for NSPS to GS Transition

    Apr 30, 2010

    U.S. Army Forces Command's Department of the Army civilians currently administered under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) will be moving to the General Schedule (GS) system on May 23, 2010, affected employees were told during an "NSPS-to-GS" Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday at the FORSCOM headquarters.

  • Nearly 2,000 explore FORSCOM job opportunities at Fort Bragg

    Apr 30, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" Information Exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • CBRNE Command selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2010

    Two 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Soldiers proved to be "best of the best" and were selected the CBRNE Command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Afghanistan Contractors Rebuild Walls

    Apr 30, 2010

    AZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of Red Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, rode out to check on a school's wall repairs being made by a local contractor in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan, April 29.

  • Cavalry regiment protects convoys traveling to Habur Gate

    Apr 30, 2010

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Soldiers with 1st Platoon, G Troop, Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) make weekly runs to Habur Gate, Iraq, to provide convoy security for trucks heading out of Iraq into Turkey.

  • Three Mountain Warriors receive Silver Stars for valorous actions

    Apr 30, 2010

    Three Task Force Mountain Warrior Soldiers were awarded the Silve Star for valor by Gen. George W. Casey, the Army Cheif of Staff, today, in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

  • WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion Chosen For Army's Service Dog Training Program

    Apr 29, 2010

    WINN's WTB Chosen as Pilot Site for Army Service Dog Training

  • Stewart-Hunter servicemembers golf with 'Legends'

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b>SAVANNAH, Ga. </b>-Four servicemembers stood side-by-side on the luscious greens of the Westin's Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, April 22. The cool morning air was damp as golfers took their places on the 7th hole for the 7 a.m. shotgun start on day two of Liberty Mutual Legends Pro Am. Playing with them was senior golf legend Joey Sindelar; teeing off on the hole after them was golf legend Ken Green.

  • Month of the Military Child: Stewart CDC kids celebrate Wheels Day

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Trucks! Kids love them, especially boys. They tend to be fascinated with big wheeled vehicles from the day they're born. But it wasn't only the boys eagerly climbing in the driver's seat of fire trucks, police cars, utility service trucks, HUMVEES and Strykers during a half day-long celebration called Wheels Day as part of the Month of the Military Child at Fort Stewart's Child Development Center, building 403, next to Marne Lanes, April 23.

  • Stewart Families Walk to Iraq/Afghanistan in support of deployed Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Large yellow blotches on area weather radar indicated heavy rain was on the way, but it didn't stop hundreds of spouses and others clad in bright yellow T-shirts from showing their love and support for Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, April 24.

  • CSA discusses progress, future of Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, April 28, as part of a visit to Iraq to discuss the progress and future of the country with units key to its future in the upcoming months.

  • Pilot program will bring tractor trailer course to post

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A new program at Fort Drum will teach Soldiers to take the wheel and drive to their futures. In an effort to enhance educational opportunities for Fort Drum Soldiers, National Tractor Trailer School, based in Liverpool, will offer a commercial driver license course on post. The first class will begin May 19.

  • Aviators conduct helicopter training in Adirondacks

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Afghanistan features high, rugged mountains and elevations of up to 6,000 feet - very important facts to consider for pilots who are preparing for upcoming deployments. Soldiers with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have been conducting high-altitude training at Whiteface Mountain, which boasts an elevation of roughly 5,000 feet, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan this fall.

  • Official calls wounded warriors report 'unrepresentative'

    Apr 27, 2010

    The focus of a New York Times article depicting neglect and suffering endured by a group of wounded Soldiers recovering in an Army program is unrepresentative of the recovery effort at large, the Army surgeon general said Monday.

  • Task Force Rock Soldiers Prepare for Medical Outreach

    Apr 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 2nd Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt., Task Force Rock help prepare for a village medical outreach in the Noorgal district of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • TAPS seminar unites Families of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2010

  • Soldiers reintegrate through Warrior Adventure Quest

    Apr 26, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff recently created a program called Warrior Adventure Quest, which takes Soldiers on all-day physical activities as part of their reintegration program after coming home from deployment.

  • Carson, community express concerns

    Apr 26, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The impacts of the Mountain Post's growth and increased deployment schedule took center stage earlier this month as about 300 people attended the Fort Carson Community Partnership Town Hall at the Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs-World Arena.

  • Female Soldiers Meet Female Students in Mazar E Sharif

    Apr 26, 2010

    MAZAR E SHARIF, Afghanistan - The Soldiers of the Female Engagement Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, had their first opportunity to interact with the local female population by going to a school and meeting the female students at Rabai Balkhaey Fatima in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan, April 21.

  • Female Soldiers Train for Key Roles in Local Community Interaction

    Apr 26, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - Select female Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, attended a unique training this past week in order to form a Female Engagement Team with Capt. Lisa Kirby, commander, C Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, in the lead at Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan, April 12-16.

  • Relations building part of joint patrols

    Apr 26, 2010

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade and the Tactical PSYOP Detachment, 318th Psychological Operations Company, recently conducted one of their routine joint patrols with the Iraqi Army to search out leads on suspicious behavior leading to mortar and rocket attacks in Basra Province.

  • Issues addressed as military, tribal leaders meet

    Apr 24, 2010

    While the stability of the Iraqi government continues to progress as U.S. forces prepare to draw down, everyday issues between both sides remain on the table.

  • Signal Corps community's recent progress good, gaps in support to operational force still exist

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 23, 2010) - Progress was made during the last year, but more is needed from the Signal Corps community to fill gaps in its support of the operational force, said the commander of the U.S. Army's largest Command Thursday in Atlanta. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the message to the audience of more than 250 people gathered for the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association's sixth annual Tactical C4 Conference. Campbell reminded the audience that he had addressed them at their conference last year and among the topics covered were his recommendations on how to close those gaps.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • Be observant, take action, continue to save lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga., (April 22, 2010) - Compared to a year ago, suicides within U.S. Army Forces Command are down by four percent; that's the good news. Unfortunately, even a single suicide is still one too many. That's why it's important for the Army community to continue to be accountable to and for the Soldier(s) in our lives. "Suicide is not someone else's problem," said Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM commander. "It's our problem ... (to prevent someone) from seeking a permanent and tragic solution to a temporary problem." Whether as a leader or battle buddy, husband or wife, son or daughter, or simply the neighbor next door to a Soldier, it's important to be observant and to be ready to take action to save a life.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team opens new dining facility

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The North Riva Ridge Dining Facility was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 on Fort Drum. Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers, 3rd Brigade Combat Team command sergeant major, cut the ribbon and officially opened the $12 million, state-of-the-art dining facility.

  • White House looking for Army's best drivers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Recruiters from the White House Transportation Agency went to Fort Hood, Texas, to find the Army's best drivers. The recruiters targeted specific transportation type units within III Corps such as the 4th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • Initial leadership conference held

    Apr 20, 2010

    On April 7, in front of the Fort McPherson Chapel Center, Soldiers and Civilian employees gathered to hear words of wisdom from one of the installation's senior leaders. In the first of a planned series of monthly, informal meetings, Maj. Gen. Jeffery W. Hammond, chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke to approximately 40 people about leadership.

  • Fort Polk culinary team cooks up 3rd place finish at Fort Lee competition

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Chefs from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade combined to compete in a culinary-arts competition at Fort Lee, Va. in February and March. The Fort Polk Culinary Team participated in Fort Lee's U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, celebrating its 35th annual event this year. This year, the event featured 12 teams competing for the honor of Installation of the Year, which is open to all branches of the military that sent teams to Fort Lee for the competition.

  • General's son achieves success on golf course

    Apr 20, 2010

    Every April, golf enthusiasts converge on Augusta to witness the Masters Golf Tournament (Masters), one of the four major championships in golf. They come from all over the country to see top golfers from around the world compete for the championAca,!a,,cs green jacket, cheer on their favorite athlete or, perhaps in this yearAca,!a,,cs case, see Tiger WoodsAca,!a,,c return to the golf course. For one military Family member, however, going to the Masters is a chance to see the competition he believes he will eventually play in himself. Nick Mason, a professional golfer and son of Maj. Gen. Ray Mason, U.S. Army Forces Command logistics director, took another step toward his goal of playing in the Masters while visiting Fort McPherson April 6.

  • Over 100 stranded at Camp Darby due to volcanic ash

    Apr 20, 2010

    Service members and their families along with Department of Defense employees vacationing in Italy found themselves stranded when airports across Europe canceled flights over April 16. Over one hundred stranded travelers ended up at Camp Darby, Italy.

  • Soldiers train on new DRASH equipment

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-41st Fires Brigade Soldiers conducted preliminary training on the new deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) used to run a brigade operation center during field time, here, April 12. Soldiers are scheduled to conduct validation training with the equipment throughout the months of May and June.

  • 20th Support Command to hold relinquishment of command ceremony

    Apr 19, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow will relinquish command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a traditional military relinquishment of command ceremony May 7 at 10 a.m. at the McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • "Black Dragons" put steel on target

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division honed their field artillery skills; providing precise and lethal fire support during an M109A6 "Paladin" counter fire exercise, here, April 14-18.

  • Privatization of Army lodging begins on Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Fort Polk's Magnolia House hosted a celebration April 7 to highlight the changes taking place in temporary housing on post. The get-together garnered interest in what the privatization of Army lodging (PAL) has accomplished so far by allowing the community to see completed renovations.

  • 3-89 CAV Soldiers take rough road, conduct route recon

    Apr 19, 2010

    When travelling, people often select the best, most convenient roads possible; however, cavalry scouts training at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 9, opted for the worst, most rugged routes imaginable. The Soldiers are assigned to 3rd Platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, and they were conducting route reconnaissance and rough-terrain driving training to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The platoon leader, 2nd Lt. Vitaliy Plokhovskyy, said 3rd Plt's mission included conducting a route reconnaissance of the unit's southern boundary and ammunition supply point and confirming or denying possible smuggling routes in Dead Horse Canyon.

  • Louisiana leaders learn from Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Leadership Central Louisiana, an eight-month noncredit course run by Louisiana State University in Alexandria, visited Fort Polk March 25. Programs such as these are usually a function of a town's chamber of commerce, but LSUA took over eight years ago from the city as a natural extension of its continuing education.

  • Cav forward observers, mortar men train in authentic environment

    Apr 19, 2010

    Forward observers and mortar men from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division used their skills in an Afghanistan-like environment while training at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. April 8.

  • 162nd Bde trains 2nd SCR for Afghanistan deployment

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Tiger Brigade continues to touch almost every deploying brigade combat team heading to Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, six Soldiers from the 5th Field Artillery Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment and three instructors from the 162nd Infantry Brigade's Directorate of Culture and Counterinsurgency, flew to Germany where they instructed and advised the senior leaders of the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment.

  • Vanguards participate in 814th's river crossing operations

    Apr 19, 2010

    March 24 was a first for many Vanguard leaders as 2nd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade's leadership observed river crossing operations on the Mississippi River. The training event, facilitated by the 814th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was considered by many to be a once-in-a-career opportunity.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Federal Police Build Obstacle Course

    Apr 19, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Combat engineers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division built a 10-station obstacle course together April 2 with policemen from 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division at Joint Security Station Beladiyat.

  • Soldiers Assist Locals in Meymaneh

    Apr 19, 2010

    MEYMANEH, Afghanistan - The Army has a long standing philosophy of leaving an area better than they find it, taking responsibility for mistakes and making them right. It was no exception, April 4, for the members of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • Fort Polk OPFOR names Top Gun

    Apr 19, 2010

    A new champion was crowned at the second annual 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment Top Gun competition April 9. Spc. Marckinson Charles, Delta Troop, 1/509th Inf Reg, outshot 60 competitors - including a head-to-head shootout with last year's champ - to claim the title of "Top Gun."

  • Medic: Hemorrhage greatest risk to service members

    Apr 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Every week, the 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts a combat lifesaver course at its headquarters building.

  • Madigan gears up for Stryker Soldiers' return

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Army Medical Center is gearing up for the return of 12,000 Soldiers from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades and will call in extra providers from other military treatment facilities to help screen each Soldier for behavioral health issues.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord customer feedback programs expand

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An already expanding installation customer feedback program is getting a big boost from the transition to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Customer service programs overseen by the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, designed to capture kudos and criticisms of JBLM services at all levels, are now incorporating McChord Field facilities and personnel.

  • Briefing continues joint base public outreach program

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was a blending of military cultures, civilian style. The public-outreach campaign by the senior leaders of Joint Base Lewis-McChord continued last week with a briefing for the professional organizations supporting the Army and Air Force.

  • Fort Bragg offers post traumatic stress disorder resources

    Apr 16, 2010

    Post traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops after exposure to a traumatic event in which the individual either experiences something that potentially could have caused their death or they witnessed a death or severe issues associated with that exposure. Soldiers at Fort Bragg can seek help through chaplains, Army Community Service, and the departments of Social Work and Behavioral Health at WAMC. Help for 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers can be found at Robinson Health Clinic. Psychologists in selected primary care clinics are available by referral to Family members.

  • Students celebrate being Army brats

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It's not every day students get to watch their principal fall from a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet, but that's just how Irwin Intermediate School celebrated the Month of the Military Child April 12.

  • Playing to the Fort Bragg home crowd

    Apr 16, 2010

    Rock band Daughtry performed a free concert to a crowd of about 5,000 Soldiers and Family members Sunday night on the Main Post Parade Field. The USO organized the event with assistance from Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • HMMWVs in a Can

    Apr 16, 2010

    The 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade (2/401st AFSB), commanded by LTC Michael T. Wright, has well over 2,000 M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) in its footprint on Camp Arifjan.

  • Soldiers' Morale on Camp Spann

    Apr 16, 2010

    CAMP SPANN, Afghanistan - If you look beyond the dusty rocks and buildings there's a picturesque view of mountains almost every morning and clouds that hang like drapes. This is the scene at Camp Mike Spann where 1st Brigade Combat Team is setting up its headquarters in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum will convert gate guard positions to Army civilian

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - While changes in security occur throughout the Army, Fort Drum will ensure those changes do not affect the way it secures the post. Installation Management Command is in the process of converting 3,000 gate guard positions from contractor to Department of the Army civilian status. Fort Drum falls in the first phase of conversions and will complete the transformation by Sept. 30.

  • FBI briefs community on terrorist indicators

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Terrorists don't always attack from faraway lands; sometimes they strike from within. Members of the FBI presented a military radicalization briefing April 9 at the Multipurpose Auditorium to help inform the Fort Drum community about domestic terrorism and possible causes for those serving in the military to become radicalized.

  • Expansion in the North

    Apr 16, 2010

    The growth and expansion of areas occupied by 1st Brigade Combat Team in Northern Afghanistan has amplified and improved since the arrival of the thousands of Warrior Brigade Soldiers.

  • Fort Drum civilian receives outstanding leadership award

    Apr 16, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of Army John M. McHugh personally awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service to Judith L. Gentner, Fort Drum deputy to the garrison commander, during a Pentagon ceremony Wednesday.

  • SMA testifies to Congress on force stress, resilience

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army's senior enlisted advisor told members of Congress Wednesday that what keeps him awake at night is stress on the force.

  • Airborne Awards

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 200 paratroopers gathered for the 33rd annual Airborne Awards ceremony Friday at Eubanks Field. The event included an Airborne 5000 demonstration, a wreath-laying ceremony and the dedication of 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, headquarters building.

  • Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Center offers fun for all

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since its opening in 2005, the Corkan Family Recreation Center at Fort Stewart has grown into a $17 million complex, jammed-packed with entertainment and educational opportunities for both the young and young at heart.

  • Month of the Military Child: Fort Stewart youth fishing event brings Families together

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A wise man once said you would be doing yourself a favor if you took a kid fishing. That's because a special joy fills the heart when you see a child hook a fish and watch him or her eagerly reel it in. Several Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield parents and grandparents discovered this special joy during the Youth Fishing Event at Fort Stewart's Pond 30, April 8.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Soldier qualifies for Boston Marathon

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- She describes running as her core, her niche in life, the thing that gives her life order and keeps her grounded. In March, running reaped additional rewards for Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Sirmans, a 41-year-old Soldier and athlete with the 224 Military Intelligence Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield. After only three months of training for the 2011 Boston Marathon's qualifying run March in Atlanta, Sgt. 1st Class Sirmans placed 14th overall among women competitors, running the marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 55 seconds. She placed 150th overall among the 2,114 men and women who competed. In addition to the 2011 Marathon, her time also qualifies her to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

  • Spartans provide Iraqi Army with 'combat multiplier'

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - While "one shot, one kill," may be the sniper axiom, it doesn't begin to describe the sniper experience. Not only must snipers be excellent shooters, they must also be disciplined and patient. They must have expert field skills, including concealment and camouflage, in order to infiltrate, detect and stalk a target through all types of terrain and distances - before firing their shot. It was exactly those concepts that snipers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taught to 22 Iraqi Army Special Forces soldiers during a recent sniper course held at the Al Kindi Iraqi Army base. The Iraqis learned basic sniper techniques, stalking and detecting targets, then spent days firing at the range.

  • Final 48th IBCT Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue joined Maj. Gen. Terry Nesbitt, Georgia's Adjutant General, and other senior Guard and state leaders gathered outside Truscott Air Terminal to welcoming home Col. Lee Durham, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander from Afghanistan, April, 7.

  • 4th IBCT arrives at NTC, prepares for combat rehearsal

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Stewart-based Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division began arriving to Fort Irwin, Calif., March 30, and by April 12 more than 3,200 pairs of boots were on the ground, ready to march into a pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise at the installation's National Training Center.

  • Two Fort Stewart Soldiers killed in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Two Fort Stewart Soldiers were killed after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq, April 7. First Lieutenant Robert W. Collins and Spc. William Anthony Blount were both assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Surgeon general says new centers to help with blast injuries

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army surgeon general told members of Congress, April 13, that the Defense Centers of Excellence, especially for psychological health and traumatic brain injury, provide great promise for wounded warriors.

  • M-ATVs to replace Humvees in Afghanistan, vice says

    Apr 14, 2010

    The mine resistant ambush protected all terrain vehicle, or M-ATV, is on its way to Afghanistan to replace the up-armored Humvee. "It will not be too long before we will be able to get everybody who can be out of the up-armored Humvee into the MRAP ATV," said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. General Peter W. Chiarelli.

  • Vietnam vet, decorated pilot prepares to wrap up Iraq deployment

    Apr 14, 2010

    It's a heady rAfAsumAfA: war hero, veteran pilot, commercial pilot, safety officer, father, grandfather, husband and - most recently - projects officer: with such an extensive list of credentials to his name, one would expect this Soldier to be incredibly busy.

  • A look back at a year building civil capacity

    Apr 13, 2010

    At the end of any combat deployment, it is common to take a moment and assess what the Soldiers of a unit have accomplished over 12 months away from friends and family.

  • US Army conducts board with Iraqi counterparts

    Apr 13, 2010

    Boards, in which a Soldier stands before a group of senior leaders and is examined for technical and general proficiency, are a common experience in the Army, but it is not so often that Soldiers have the opportunity to be examined by leadership from a host nation.

  • Wrangler Brigade Soldiers Return from and Depart to Iraq

    Apr 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the span of 24 hours, the 4th Sustainment Brigade welcomed home three units and said goodbye to another. Applause and screams reverberated off of the walls inside the Kieschnick physical fitness center Apr. 9 as families and friends were reunited with the Soldiers of the 49th Movement Control Battalion just after midnight...

  • Army's #2 civilian leader visits Fort McPherson

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal got a firsthand look at the four main headquarters here that facilitate force generation, sourcing, training, command and control of the majority of Active and Reserve component Soldiers Army-wide today. Visiting U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT) and First Army, the Army's second highest ranking civilian leader received in-depth briefings about current operations, said Lt. Col. Richard K. Bond, one of FORSCOM's action officers for Under Secretary's Westphal's visit.

  • U.S. troops advise at Iranian border

    Apr 11, 2010

    Soldiers of the 17th Fires Brigade, currently deployed to southern Iraq's Basrah Province out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, conduct joint operations with Iraqis Security Forces along Iraq's border with Iran.

  • AFAP elevates top quality-of-life issues for Army, Fort Carson

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Ride 2 Recovery makes its way through Fort Hood

    Apr 9, 2010

    Delvin McMillian, a former airman first class and armament systems repairer in the Air Force, was just one of 130 other injured military veterans, civilians and active U.S. troops from all over the country who set out April 5 on a 350-mile, six-day cycling ride through the state of Texas to support the rehabilitation of wounded veterans. The cycling tour, put on by Ride 2 Recovery, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the rehabilitation of injured veterans through indoor spinning and outdoor cycling, was just one of five that will take place this year in separate states. The ride began in San Antonio at Brook Army Medical Center and will end in Dallas/Fort Worth April 11. Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff; Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, Warrior Transition and care commander; Medal of Honor recipient Mike Thorton; and actors Adam Baldwin and Ethan Suplee also joined the group for the ride.

  • FORSCOM Civilian employees answer the transfer call

    Apr 9, 2010

    In mid-2005, word came with the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters would relocate to Fort Bragg, N.C. Nearly five years later, more than 650 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees received formal Transfer of Function notices March 1 that their jobs were relocating between 2010 and 2011.

  • Air Assault: National Guard effort prompts first Air Assault Course in eight years

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, in conjunction with the Army National Guard, demonstrated commitment to the total Army doctrine March 15-26 as the Air Assault course reopened for a yearly class taught by a Mobile Training Team from The Army National Guard Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Ga. Air Assault training had not been conducted on the course since it closed in 2002.

  • Tigers, Warriors train Soldiers at Fort Stewart

    Apr 9, 2010

    Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade (Tigers) and the 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment (Warriors) conducted Security Force Assistance training for the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division March 21-25 at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers deploy

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - With the wait finally over, Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team climb a set of mobile passenger stairs March 28 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, as they board a chartered aircraft that will fly them to Southwest Asia where they will begin their long anticipated deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Big Red One gets new division chaplain

    Apr 9, 2010

    In a time-honored tradition, the 1st Infantry Division held a changing of the stole ceremony April 5, 2010, to welcome in their new chaplain at Contingency Operating Base Basra.

  • Jazz Guardians perform at annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga.

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Jazz Guardians, The Army Ground Forces Band's premier jazz ensemble, performed in late March at Wesleyan College as part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga. The music ranged from that of Duke Ellington to Johnny Mercer to Count Basie to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The audience, which even participated in one number, left with a greater appreciation for the talents of the Army's Soldier-musicians.

  • Enduring Clean Sweep Continues to Save Fort Hood Millions

    Apr 8, 2010

    by Pfc. Sean McGuire FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood and III Corps launched Operation Clean Sweep more than a year ago to help units get rid of unused or broken equipment. Between February and September 2009, units on Fort Hood turned in nearly $14 million in supplies...

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