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  • Reaching for the gold: Armed Services YMCA holds Children's Olympics at Fort Bragg

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Children of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base active and retired servicemembers perform warm-up drill before competing in the 11th annual Armed Services YMCA Olympics Saturday at the Polo Fields.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Action Council meeting gives next generation a voice

    Aug 13, 2010

    Fort Bragg has a reputation for listening to the voice of its Soldiers, but a Child, Youth and School Services action council also gives the chance to listen to the voice of its youth.

  • Moving tips for the military Family

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Packing tape, boxes, cleaning supplies and house hunting ... the average Family moves once every six years, but this rate can double for military Families who often relocate according to Army needs.

  • Fort Bragg officials provide tips to minimize fires on post

    Aug 13, 2010

    In recent months, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command has reported a significant increase in property damage caused by fire. Of the 56 structural fires reported since October 2009, 33 have originated from unattended stoves and IMCOM officials want to make everyone aware of this trend.

  • Fort Bragg Hearts Apart program closes the distance

    Aug 13, 2010

    Military separation isn't so isolating thanks to the Army Community Service Hearts Apart program. Although the name suggests a program designed to increase the connection between Families, it's actually a way for Family members to stay active in the Fort Bragg community. It's a way for Families to know what's going on while their servicemember is deployed.

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    - The events that happened on Sept. 11, 2001 have caused United States citizens to become more vigilant in their efforts to combat terrorism. Now, nine years later, the Army and Fort Bragg continue to keep anti-terrorism awareness at the forefront.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Action Council meeting gives next generation a voice

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Youth Action Council held its meeting July 26, at 1 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activities Center. YAC is comprised of youth at least 13 years old, and helped youth prepare for next year's, two-day Youth Leadership Conference to be held in June. Youth were able to discuss their likes and dislikes about the Youth Leadership Council which took place in June at Albritton Junior High School. The conference fosters leadership skills among youth and allows them, through workshops, to discuss issues that affect their quality of life as military-connected individuals.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP looks to increase capabilities for transitioning Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers.

  • Fort Bragg youth receives Iron Mike Award

    Aug 13, 2010

    On July 30, Michael "Mika" Taylor, 10, accepted the first Iron Mike Youth Award in honor of his dedication to the Fort Bragg and Special Operations community. Taylor shook the hand of Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and set the stage for future generations of Army youth who value courage, dedication and service in the tradition of Iron Mike, the iconic Airborne Trooper.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers make life sweeter for surrendered pets

    Aug 13, 2010

    A dozen Soldiers from the Fort Bragg chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club volunteered July 31, for yard chores at the Raeford no-kill animal shelter, "The Haven - Friends for Life." By coming out to the shelter, the Soldiers were contributing to the community, said Sgt. 1st Class Kwame A. Pettus, who is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Army rolls out revised Warrior Leader Course this fall

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army plans to launch a new version of the Warrior Leader Course, formerly labeled the Primary Leadership Development Course, on Oct. 1. Modeled after a 17-day format, the revised WLC removes certain components while placing greater emphasis on leader development tasks which are considered crucial to success in the field.

  • Army rolls out revised Warrior Leader Course this fall

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Army plans to launch a new version of the Warrior Leader Course, formerly labeled the Primary Leadership Development Course, on Oct. 1. Modeled after a 17-day format, the revised WLC removes certain components while placing greater emphasis on leader development tasks which are considered crucial to success in the field. The program takes active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers of all military occupational specialties and trains them for military-grade leadership positions.

  • Fort Bragg officials provide tips to minimize fires on post

    Aug 13, 2010

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    This month, the post is observing anti-terrorism awareness month and post official are urging the Fort Bragg community to become more vigilant in fighting terrorism. As part of the Anti-Terrorism Awareness campaign, Fort Bragg officials implemented the iWATCH Army program on Aug. 1. The iWatch, program is a modern version of Neighborhood Watch, which was developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable its citizens to identify and report suspicious behavior in their communities.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps welcomes three new generals

    Aug 13, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps welcomed three generals to the unit with a 13 artillery cannon salute at the Main Post Parade Field Aug. 5. Major Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, and Canadian Brig. Gen. J.C.G. (Christian) Juneau were presented the Howitzer brass casings commemorating their ceremony.

  • Spouses learn coping skills at first Resilient Spouse Academy

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - More than 20 spouses spent four days in an intensive resilience training program that gave them the tools and coaching needed to help Soldiers and Families handle the effects of deployments. The Resilient Spouse Academy, which was open to all spouses, taught participants how to handle finances, domestic violence and someone considering suicide, through a variety of videos, guest speakers, breakout groups and role playing sessions.

  • Army Guard names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Army National Guard named its Soldier and NCO of the Year at the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States Conference in St. Louis, Aug. 11.

  • Fort Stewart's Holbrook has something to offer everyone

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and campground run by Fort Stewart's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is the place to go to help give customers ideas as to what kind of activities they can do in the outdoor environment.

  • 3rd ID resumes Pakistani relief missions after 3 days of rain

    Aug 12, 2010

    After three days of rain, the clouds parted allowing U.S. and Pakistani forces to resume flood relief efforts, Aug. 9 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan.

  • Transfer of authority ceremony bids paratroopers farewell, welcomes Vanguard Brigade to Al Anbar

    Aug 12, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, officially handed their mission in Al Anbar, Iraq, to the Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Aug. 2.

  • Carson facilities earn USACE awards

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Two 4th Infantry Division facilities garnered top spots in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2010 Chief of Engineers Design and Environmental Awards Program announced in early June.

  • 4th Bn., 10th SFG(A) set to activate at Carson

    Aug 12, 2010

    The 4th Battalion will be activated Aug. 19, having achieved a milestone of 70-percent manning strength - more than 300 Soldiers - come activation day.

  • A rare class: 3rd Sustainment Bde promotes officer to CW5

    Aug 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- There are approximately 2.5 million Soldiers in Army's ranks. Of those, there are roughly 15,000 Soldiers in the Warrant Officer Corps and approximately 550 who achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5.

  • 3rd ID DCG, CP North prepare for responsible drawdown of forces

    Aug 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ - The Task Force Marne Command Post-North, is transitioning to stability operations by moving personnel to supplement the redeployment of Soldiers in crucial positions. CP-North will redeploy numerous Soldiers early, including Sgt. Lani Melendez and Spc. Hector Ramos who are knowledgeable on the communication systems and technology utilized in the Operations Office. To combat this, the Ops Office will rely heavily on their experienced noncommissioned officers who will train Soldiers from other CP-North offices to ensure operations keep running smoothly.

  • PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site welcomes community

    Aug 12, 2010

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. - Fort Carson hosted an open house for Southern Colorado community members at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site Aug. 5.

  • Desert Rogue Soldiers receive Purple Heart

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - On Aug. 5, two Desert Rogue Soldiers received the Purple Heart, a medal given to military men and women for wounds suffered in combat, for their wounds suffered during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Stewart DPW branch manages forest resources

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering nearly 300,000 acres. Anyone driving the "Green Tunnel" on GA-144 from Richmond Hill to the back gate can see that most of the installation is covered in forests. Managing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's forest resources is the job of the Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Carson school honors fallen warrior

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - The legacy of a local boy who put others first, graduated from West Point and was killed in combat in 2006 continued Monday as Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight officially dedicated its newest elementary school.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 12, 2010

    Senior leaders from 13 countries in Third Army/U.S. Army Central's (Third Army) area of operations came together for the fifth Land Forces Symposium in Columbus Aug. 1 through 4. The LFS was co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Jr. and Third Army commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires

    Aug 12, 2010

    The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired at Fort McPherson Aug. 2 after 38 years of service to the Army and nation. Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), had served as the deputy commander of FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006, when he arrived following service in Iraq.

  • Fort Campbell director of contracting chosen as AUSA's Army Civilian of 2010

    Aug 12, 2010

    Leslie H. Carroll is the 2010 recipient of the Association of the U.S. Army's Joseph Cribbins Army Civilian Award as its top Army civilian. Carroll, the director of contracting at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell Ky., director of Contracting, will be honored during the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this October.

  • New uniform for OEF protects Soldiers, hides them better

    Aug 11, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will now go with a new uniform in their mobility bag -- one that fights fire and fleas, and makes them less visible to insurgents.

  • Outreach To Survivor Families

    Aug 11, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the families of fallen Soldiers, the Army is standing up to a responsibility to watch over these survivors of war's devastation as long as support is needed. That's no different at Redstone Arsenal, where recent staff and facility additions will make a difference in the level of support Army Community Service can provide family members coping with their loss while hoping for a better future.

  • Blackhorse Troopers plunge into Pre-Ranger Course

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment pushed themselves to their limits to earn a chance to go to Ranger School. The event also provided Soldiers with an idea of what to experience from Ranger School and also what they were weakest in and how to imrove about them.

  • Blackhorse medics provide life-saving training

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Regimental Aid Station provided vital life-saving training for members of the New York National Guard's 719th Transportation Company.

  • Gates announces cuts as part of Pentagon efficiencies initiative

    Aug 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is putting meat on the bones of his initiative to reform the way the Pentagon does business and to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary overhead costs.

  • Longer 'dwell' time poses new challenges for Army

    Aug 10, 2010

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

  • Preparing Signal Officers, Soldiers for the Fight

    Aug 9, 2010

    The article is overall about preparing Signal Officers and Soldiers for the Fight and specifically about a FORSCOM initiative of Signal Support Teams or SST's.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 2-8, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010

    Images capturing the progress of the BRAC-Directed relocation of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Band of battalion commanders: Fort Polk's answer to Backstreet Boys

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- By day, they command battalions of Soldiers and provide instruction on the art of war. Two are soon to take their warriors to face enemy combatants in Afghanistan. They are rugged, tough and macho - real men's men. But when the sun sinks and the stage lights rise, they become leaders of a different sort, taking their audiences on a musical journey through classic rock with a touch of country thrown in for good measure.

  • Sutton takes reins as Fort Polk garrison command sergeant major

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore R. Sutton donned the mantle of garrison command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 3 at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater.

  • Task Force Tiger returns to Fort Polk

    Aug 9, 2010

    Task Force Tiger, a group of 42 Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade, returned to Fort Polk Aug. 1 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. During their deployment, they worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to recruit and train 1,000 Afghan national police.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion changes mission

    Aug 9, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (1-4) of Hohenfels, Germany, shifts-focus, as it begins to wind-down from its mission in support of the Combined Task Force Zabul at the end of this year.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn techniques and teamwork at basketball summer camp

    Aug 6, 2010

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted it's annual basketball summer camp the week of July 26 to 30 at Tolson Youth Activities Center with the help of the Methodist University men's basketball team.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers receive Iron Mike Awards

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - "Who can we send and who will go for us'" Major General Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, paraphrased a familiar quote when he spoke to 27 Iron Mike Award recipients recently.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Fort Bragg continues to provide support through survivor outreach services

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army has always had a legacy of taking care of its Families. Even when a Soldier dies in the line of duty, the support does not stop and Fort Bragg officials want to ensure that surviving spouses and Family members know that. On July 28, the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick hosted a symposium at the Watters Center for Family Life and Religious Education for surviving spouses that included representatives from the post's various agencies designed to support them.

  • Fort Bragg welcomes Devil Brigade home

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army's chief management officer joined friends and Family members July 30, welcoming Devil Brigade Soldiers home at a Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp ceremony, after a year-long deployment to Iraq. Joseph P. Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, welcomed 334 Soldiers from different elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team as they returned to Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Polk opens Army's first Holiday Inn Express

    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug. 4 marked a big day on the U.S. Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • 42nd Infantry Division Commander Visits Troops at Fort Drum

    Aug 6, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, the commanding general of New York's 42nd Infantry Division, visited the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Drum last week. As he toured the Orion Brigade's area of operations on Fort Drum, he reviewed Soldiers' training as the 27th IBCT prepares for a possible deployment. "The 27th Brigade is the focus of effort for the entire State of New York," Wickstrom said. "We do have other units that are deploying that are getting a lot of attention; however, the 27th needs to be successful."

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • COMET trains 3rd ID leaders for Humvee rollovers

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-You're out on patrol in an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle more commonly referred to as simply the Humvee, and you suddenly hear "ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER!" What do you do' Fortunately for Soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, that feeling of uncertainty is lessened by Humvee Egress Assistance Training offered here. Rollovers have been, and continue to be, a threat for today's servicemembers, so being prepared in the event of a rollover can be the ultimate factor between life and death.

  • Fort Stewart Pet Boarding facility rivals resorts

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Heading out of town or just plain tired of replacing the couch one too many times that the dog or dogs have mauled and made as their as the latest chew toy while you're at work' Well, if that is your situation, then you're in luck. The Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility and Doggie Daycare at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart may just be the place you're looking for. However, don't wait too long; this place fills up daily, faster than hotels in Orlando on the 4th of July.

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Chiarelli: Enemy acquiring technology faster

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Army needs to modernize the way it's allowed to buy technology, so it can put the best tools in the hands of the warfighter faster than the enemy pushes technology out to its foot soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Fire temporarily closes Fort Stewart fitness center

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fire may have caused Newman Fitness Center to be down, but thanks to the Fort Stewart Fire Department and with the combined efforts of the Hinesville Fire Department, the Fitness Center is certainly not out. The Fort Stewart Fire Department was dispatched for a fire alarm activation at Newman Fitness Center at 2:37 a.m., July 29, said William Shanholzer, Deputy Chief, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department. At 2:43 a.m. the fire chief on scene reported heavy smoke and requested a full alarm response, at which time the Hinesville Fire Department also responded in support of the Fort Stewart Fire Department. The fire was reported under control by the interior fire attack team at 3:38 a.m., said Shanholzer, and the fire was declared extinguished at 3:53 a.m.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • BCTAca,!E+changes complement war mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The one thing in the Army that remains constant is that things will always change. You can count on that. Change, of course, in an operational setting is a necessity because we continually must adapt to ensure the success of the warfare mission and address the new challenges that we face. Changes start at the ground up, and at Fort Jackson that translates to Basic Combat Training.

  • Casey shares vision of National Guard's future

    Aug 5, 2010

    "No one wants to go back to the Guard being just a strategic reserve," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to the 2010 National Guard Family Program Volunteer Workshop. "We have come way too far. Half of the Guard are combat veterans. That's a fundamentally different force and, as a result, it's a fundamentally different Army."

  • 'Apps for Army' to shape future software acquisition

    Aug 4, 2010

    Knowledge learned from the Army's recent "Apps for the Army" application-development challenge will be used to help the service more quickly acquire software applications.

  • Exemplary Iron Brigade Soldier recognized

    Aug 4, 2010

  • How Army teens deal with pressures of growing up in 2010: FYI: Teens can LOL at crazy OMG situations

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Being a teen in today's world isn't easy, especially when you're a military dependent.

  • Fort Polk anti-terrorism office implements iWatch

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Imagine these scenes: It starts as a normal workday and becomes a nightmare when an explosion rips through an office building on Fort Polk. As emergency personnel respond to the scene and pull bodies from the wreckage, word of the disaster spreads across post as fast as the fire which engulfs the building.

  • Fort Polk fights for first place

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The opponents shake hands, walk to opposite sides of the octagon and face each other. Once the 10-minute clock begins counting down, they collide in the middle of the ring, flinging each other against the chain link fence surrounding the ring.

  • Alternative PT challenges Greywolf command teams

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Teamwork and endurance led more than 70 leaders from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division over four challenges during physical fitness training at Fort Hood's Training Area 8, July 30.

  • North Carolina MPs gain skills training in Texas

    Aug 3, 2010

    N.C. Army Reserve Soldiers receive training at Fort Bliss, Texas training complex

  • EFMP Training, workshops relieve parental stresses

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A child was born not knowing how to play, or how to make friends, and lacks imagination.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires after more than 38 years service to natio

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Aug. 2, 2010) - The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired here today after 38 years service to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, had served as the deputy commander at FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006 when he arrived, following service in Iraq. Hosted by Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM's commanding general, the Soldiers and Civilian staff gathered at the field in front of FORSCOM Headquarters for the ceremony to honor Peterson.

  • 'Digital rodeo' helps Army look at smart-phone apps

    Aug 2, 2010

    A "digital rodeo" took place July 28-29 at Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of the Army's discovery phase of "Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications."

  • FORSCOM directorates have day of fun, food, fellowship

    Aug 2, 2010

    Personnel from the U.S. Army Forces Command's G-3/5/7 directorates enjoyed a day of fun and team building during their organizational outing July 21 at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro. Approximately 400 Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members participated in group activities, shared stories, showed off their athletic skills, played card games and ate plenty of food as they left the day-to-day challenges and pressures of work for one afternoon.

  • Army Community Services turns 45

    Aug 2, 2010

    For 45 years, Army Community Services has been serving Soldiers, Civilian employees, Families and retirees. On July 23, the U.S. Army Garrison ACS staff celebrated and continued their history of service by providing the community with food and various door prizes during an ACS birthday celebration.

  • Soldiers witness latest 'weapons' to combat spinal, traumatic brain injuries

    Aug 2, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Soldiers from Fort McPherson got to see July 27 the latest technology being used to help rehabilitate those suffering from spinal and traumatic brain injuries at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Visits FORSCOM/USARC Construction Site

    Aug 2, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph Westphal visited the new home of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command during a two-day swing through Fort Bragg, N.C., July 30, 2010.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord outdoor adventure: 'The ultimate rush'

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Outdoor Recreation specialists here have a full slate of high adventure trips planned over the rest of the summer - perfect to help returning Soldiers unwind, or let new arrivals discover the thrills of life in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Operation Purple helps Fort Bragg children cope with stress of deployed parents

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - With many Soldiers deploying for the second, third or even fourth time in their careers, they and their Families feel the stress, pain and worry of having a loved one far away. Children often step into more responsible roles and deal with more stress, leaving less time just to be a kid.

  • Former FORSCOM Soldier returns home as a civilian SES

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 29, 2010) - Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander, official affirmed Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 William "Bill" T. Lasher into Senior Executive Service (SES) Thursday, during an appointment ceremony at FORSCOM headquarters. "I'm honored to get to this level. The Army is a team "sport," and there are a bunch of folks who helped me get to this level." Lasher said. "It's been a combination of skill, teamwork, and luck for me." In the Army, senior executives are the civilian counterparts of general officers. Some occupy the Army's top civilian management jobs, serving in position within the sustaining scientific and technical experts on whom the Army depends to achieve and sustain technical supremacy. These professionals are also the equivalent of Directors, Vice Presidents, and Chief Executive Officers (CEO's) of medium to large-scale companies in the private sector. Thurman said Lasher's recently obtained SES status arrives on the heels of more than 33 year of service to the U.S. Army, which will be instrumental to his success in his new position.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 45th Army Community Service birthday bash

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Fort Bragg community turned out in droves to celebrate ACS 45th birthday July 23. Hundreds of people showed for the event, held on the lawns of the Soldier Support Center, to sample the food and games.

  • Summer Fun: Fort Bragg camp provides for children out of school

    Jul 30, 2010

    On July 20, Summer Outdoor Camp director, Eboni Dickerson took a group of camp adventurers on a horseback trail ride through the Smith Lake area. Sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, the Summer Outdoor Fun Camp is a week-long adventure that includes various activities around the FMWR locations. Fishing, horseback riding, canoe rides, sand castle building, hiking, scavenger hunts and paddle boat races are just a few of the Smith Lake area activities that the children participated in.

  • 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. reflags, redirects

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Stryker brigade whose only commander said was "conceived under the aegis of Mars" retired its flag and welcomed a new leader last week. The Destroyer Brigade cased its colors July 22 for the first time in its three-year history, when it inactivated to become 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Tough competition brings out the best

    Jul 30, 2010

    Coverage of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from July 26 through July 30

  • Fort Bragg Soldier survives accident against all odds

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville work to perfect emergency operations

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At about 10:21 a.m. July 21, a radiological weapon was "detonated" near Fort Bragg, injuring the almost 400 employees who worked at a nearby maintenance facility.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers encouraged to set up powers of attorney, prevent issues during deployment

    Jul 30, 2010

    Every deploying Soldier must address issues at home before heading downrange. Executing the appropriate powers of attorney before a deployment is a vitally important prerequisite for responsibly leaving Family and friends in order to serve the country.

  • Fort Bragg officials discuss suicide prevention

    Jul 30, 2010

    With the number of suicides and attempted suicides on the rise Army-wide, officials got together for a roundtable discussion July 21, at the Soldier Support Center to address the issue.

  • Operation Welcome Home: Lt. Dan Band in concert for Fort Bragg, Pope AFB personnel

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Lt. Dan Band, including Emmy-award winning actor, Gary Sinise, will welcome Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base personnel home from recent deployments by playing a free concert Saturday. The concert, Operation Welcome Home, will begin with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum and music starting at 5 p.m.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord NCO receives Silver Star

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A modest NCO received the Army's third-highest award for valor July 22 during the welcome-home ceremony for 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Staff Sgt. Jarrett D. Brown of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, received a Silver Star on Watkins Field at the beginning of a busy ceremony that included the brigade's redesignation and change of command.

  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • DoD reminds 'Stop-Loss' troops to submit claims

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Department of Defense wants to ensure that anyone who was under "Stop Loss" has an opportunity to apply for a stipend by the deadline of Oct. 21.

  • Bidens welcome home Fort Drum brigade

    Jul 29, 2010

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spent Wednesday afternoon welcoming home Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq and thanking them for their service.

  • Bidens welcome Soldiers home at Fort Drum

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow Soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

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