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  • 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.

  • Leopard Battalion Helps Open Region's First Fully-Accessible Playground

    Jun 4, 2010

    Soldiers from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, teamed up with group members of Leadership Temple to help put some of the finishing touches on a unique park project, the first fully-accessible playground in Central Texas. The Lions Park playground is now open to the public, and it's designed to be completely accessible to children of all ages who have mental or physical disabilities...

  • Wrangler Brigade Raises More Than $30,300 for Army Emergency Relief

    Jun 4, 2010

    During the past few months, representatives across the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sought to reach the Wrangler Team's goal of $20,000 in collections for its Army Emergency Relief campaign. By the end of the AER collection period last month, the Wrangler Brigade had exceeded its initial goal and raised more than $30,300.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Fort Stewart recognizes WWII veterans

    Jun 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The president and former president of Chatham Artillery Inc. out of Savannah, participated as part of the Flag Detail in Fort Stewart's Retreat Ceremony in front of post headquarters, May 26.

  • Stewart-Hunter observes Memorial Day with local community

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. Aca,!" Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield joined the local community to remember and honor those who have died in service to our nation in Memorial Day observances, May 28-31.

  • Fort Stewart business manager takes pride in shop, job

    Jun 3, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- While many Family Members may be coming to terms with move number one or two in following their active duty Soldier from one military installation to another, it is a mastered art for a Family Member on PCS move number 33.....and getting ready for number 34.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • Gen Thurman Quote

    Jun 2, 2010

    GEN James D. Thurman, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+commanding general to retire after 40 years of dedicated service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. "Hondo" Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), will retire June 3 during a combined retirement and change of command ceremony on Hedekin Field.

  • Fort Polk welcomes home 546th Maintenance Co

    Jun 1, 2010

    The pictures say it all...more Fort Polk Soldiers return from deployment

  • JRTC firemarkers help Soldiers have 'blast' during rotation

    Jun 1, 2010

    A platoon of Soldiers rides down miles of gravel roads - tense, alert, watching. At any minute they may be attacked with improvised explosive devices, rocket propelled grenades or small arms fire. The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., has encountered a great deal of enemy activity on these roads in the past few days. Without warning, an RPG slams into one of the convoy's HMWWVs. Chaos ensues, staunched only by the Soldiers' cool heads and ingrained training. Smoke fills the battle space and the Soldiers return fire in the direction of their attackers. Once the disabled vehicle is hooked up for towing, the platoon continues on its way, one step closer to their imminent deployment. The 4th BCT is on rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan. The realism of their training depends on the pyrotechnic endeavors of an indispensable group of people at JRTC: The firemarkers.

  • 3rd ACR Ironhawk Soldiers building teamwork and resilience at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    At Joint Security Station Abar Layla, named for the village that lies on the outskirts of the barbed wire, the Soldiers of Ironhawk Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd ACR, are building teamwork and getting valuable experience from the realistic setting.

  • HTT builds experience at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    While embedded with Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, a Human Terrain Team, led by Col. Edward Vaughn, is completing their final preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 3rd ACR "Longknife" squadron practices slingload at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment pilots practice slingload operations at NTC

  • Wrangler Brigade Honors Top Troops: NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 29, 2010

    The 4th Sustainment Brigade honored the top Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year in an awards ceremony May 21. Four Wrangler Brigade troops competed for the distinction the week prior. During the three day event, individuals were put through several challenges designed to test their physical endurance, knowledge, and skills to find the best well-rounded Soldier...

  • Task Force Destiny Duststorm

    May 28, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles "Chaz" Scroggins, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, Task Force Ready, Blackhawk pilot, battles the sandstorm blowing through Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan May 27, 2010. Scroggins is a native of North California. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Army provides path to citizenship to Carson Soldiers, Family members

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---20 Soldiers and Family members representing 15 different countries became U.S. citizens May 20 during the monthly naturalization ceremony at Fort Carson's Army Community Service.

  • Iraqi leaders visit Mountain Post

    May 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Six Iraqi officers visited the Mountain Post May 10 to provide continuity and information to the leaders of the 4th Infantry Division headquarters during their trip to the U.S.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB Soldiers Represent Fort Stewart in 2010 Warrior Game

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Army, 50 from the Marine Corps, 25 from the Air Force and another 25 from the Coast Guard and Navy participated in the first-ever Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Three Soldiers from Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion participated in the Warrior Games - Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, Spc. Christopher Lowe and Staff Sgt. Phillip Fentiman.

  • Vanguard Soldiers, spouses pledge commitment before deployment

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 35 Soldiers and their spouses who will soon be separated by a war and thousands of miles, gathered at Club Stewart to renew vows of unconditional love and commitment to one another, May 20.

  • Saying farewell to a great command team

    May 28, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Today, the Army bid a fond and grateful farewell to the command team of U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, and his wife Dianne.

  • Country singer entertains military fans

    May 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -"This is the first time I've ever opened for myself," joked country music star John Rich to Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members at the Rocky Mountain USO May 14. Rich, along with other members of the Muzik Mafia, including Cowboy Troy and Two Feet Fred, sang and danced, while strumming a rhinestone-covered guitar.

  • First permanent WTB complex opens at Fort Riley

    May 27, 2010

    The first permanent Warrior Transition Battalion complex, a $54-million project consisting of barracks for 156 Soldiers, officially opened its doors here today.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB staff receive top recognitions

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old saying meaning that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. So, if you need to be convinced that Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart is tops in a class of many high achievers, then pay close attention to the proof that turned up during this year's AUSA Army Medicine Symposium and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers reach out to community

    May 27, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reached out to the community to help Habitat for Humanity May 7.

  • Beginning of end: Joint security stations change hands in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Joint Security Stations Ashura and Tal Abtha, located in northern Iraq, were signed over to the Iraqi military and local government May 15. Within an hour of the short handover ceremony, U.S. forces had successfully withdrawn from the bases.

  • Hunter Army Airfield celebrates 70th anniversary

    May 27, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The airfield tarmac was the perfect place for members of the Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield communities to gather to hear patriotic music from the Savannah Winds Orchestra and enjoy static displays of Hunter memorabilia to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Fort Bragg conducts exercise to prepare for crisis

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On May 19, staff at Joel, Robinson and Clark health clinics were surrounded by wounded and panicked individuals requiring assistance and medical aid.

  • Iraqi media officers train in southern Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Iraqi Security Force public information officers met with their U.S. counterparts at Contingency Operating Base Basra May 19, 2010, for classes designed to improve their public affairs and media relations capabilities.

  • 162nd's counter-IED course poised to become Army model

    May 24, 2010

    The counter-improvised explosive device training program for combat advisors deploying from Fort Polk is turning into a model for Army C-IED training across the nation.

  • Female troops 'come home to history'

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20, 2010) -- Soldiers, veterans and government employees should bring their spouses, siblings, relatives and friends to the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, according to Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the military's first female four-star officer. "We all can learn from the history that is preserved within the walls of the museum," the general said. "There are so many great stories of women who have served in our Army; it is important to keep (that part of our history) alive because it shows us how far women have come, how far the Army has come and where we are headed."

  • First Army move on track

    May 24, 2010

    First U.S. Army's planned move to Rock Island Arsenal next year is on track, officials said as they laid stones in front of the renovation site for their new headquarters.

  • Army wife urges safe driving choices

    May 24, 2010

    Two martinis, no seat belt, excessive speed and a sinuous coastal road were a recipe for disaster. For Army wife Kelly G. Narowski, it meant a shattered T6 vertebra and an inconvenient life in a wheelchair for the last 11 years.

  • 3rd ACR celebrates 164 years of honorable service

    May 23, 2010

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment commemorated its 164th birthday May 19 by honoring its history and momentous achievements with a celebration at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Iraqi police and U.S. forces partner in disabled aircraft recovery

    May 22, 2010

    A joint team of Iraqi Police from the 6th Emergency Response Unit and Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, secured and recovered a disabled U.S. helicopter May 16, 2010, after it was forced to make an emergency landing the day before.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Stewart-Hunter Armed Forces kids run fun workout for all ages

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- More than 150 kids gathered on 6th Street early Saturday morning for Fort Stewart's Armed Forces Kids Run. Runners were broken down into three age groups: 5-6 (1/2 mile run), 7-8 (1 mile run) and 9-13 (2 miles). According to run organizer, Dagmar Peguero-Olinger, Child, Youth and School Services coordinator, this was Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's first year participating in Armed Forces Kids Run.

  • Fort Stewart employee remains vigilant, alert for info security

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Security managers on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield installation frequently find in their e-mail tidbits of information relating to automatic teller machine scams, Facebook security, identity theft, and even personal warnings for out country travel. Such information comes for the Stewart-Hunter information security program manager, Guy Shifflett, of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security section.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers remember fallen comrades with bracelets

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A silver, metal band on the wrist of Sgt. Ralph D. Gaskin II, a vocalist for the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, glints in the light as he sits in his office at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. He wears the band engraved with his fallen battle buddy's name, Sgt. Mason Lee Lewis, who died during Sgt. Gaskin's last deployment to Iraq in 2007. Sergeant Lewis was part of, "Top Flite," Company C, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.

  • 3rd CAB follows through on a promise

    May 21, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In January, Soldiers flew through negative degree weather landing in Camp Kiwi, Bamyan, Afghanistan to drop off school supplies for local children. After talking with the children at Bamyan, the Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, made a promise to return with more supplies to help the community teach their children. On a flight through warmer weather, the Soldiers returned to fulfill their promise, May 10.

  • 3rd ID ground troops depend on aviation unit out of Germany

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -The eyes in the sky that provide constant intelligence reports and cover for the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers are Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    May 21, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers and community members of 10th Mountain Division (LI) gave a warm North Country welcome May 14 to their newest leader. Fort Drum hosted a change of responsibility ceremony as the duties of 10th Mountain Division (LI) command sergeant major passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth E. Patton to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca.

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - It has been said many times that the Army cares about Soldiers' and Families' well-being, and there are several programs that attempt to enrich military life through education and introspection. One such program is Strong Bonds, a course designed to promote relationship skills for couples and single Soldiers. Strong Bonds is a unit-based program, with each unit's chaplain responsible for leading it.

  • Fort Carson launches ScreamFree programs

    May 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---More than 250 community members attended the ScreamFree Parenting and Marriage seminars April 27 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. About 20 relationship professionals from Fort Carson attended The ScreamFree Institute's train-the-trainer classes April 28-29 so they can facilitate future seminars on post.

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord investigates demobilization concerns

    May 19, 2010

    An inquiry launched Monday by Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, is investigating complaints from Oregon National Guard Soldiers that different standards of treatment exist between reserve-component and active-component Soldiers during the demobilization process at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Georgia football legend visits Fort Stewart WTB

    May 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There's no shame in my game." That was the message from Herschel Walker, University of Georgia legend and Heisman Trophy winner, to Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion, May 13.

  • Resiliency training prepares Soldiers for stress

    May 19, 2010

    "Griffin Strong," a motto of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was recently defined for the brigade's Soldiers deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

  • Keeping Army families strong

    May 19, 2010

    Maj. Michael Story, commander, Medical Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, currently deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, took advantage of a unique opportunity to share his promotion with his family back at Fort Carson, May 1, 2010, thanks to video teleconference technology.

  • Snow leaves 20th CBRNE

    May 18, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow relinquished command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a colorful May 7 ceremony on McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Liberty Bells visit Fort Carson USO

    May 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Liberty Bells visited Fort Carson's USO Monday and performed an array of patriotic and military-themed songs. The USO group performed the national anthem; an Andrews Sisters medley; a military salute, in which they sang each branch of the armed services songs and "God Bless America" among other tunes. The New York City-based group tours military installations around the globe, singing patriotic songs from the World War II era and more contemporary songs, such as Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road."

  • Ranch helps Fort Carson wounded warriors adjust

    May 18, 2010

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo.---Dave Roever was a Navy riverboat gunner with the elite brown-water, black-beret unit in Vietnam when he suffered severe combat injuries from a phosphorous grenade exploding in his hand, burning the majority of his body. Roever was hospitalized for 14 months and underwent numerous surgeries. His experiences inspired him to create The Eagles Summit Ranch in Westcliffe, a nonprofit organization created to help wounded Soldiers deal with injuries sustained in combat.

  • 1st MEB under new command

    May 18, 2010

    Col. David T. Theisen took command of the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade from Col. Scott A. Spellmon during a ceremony at Honor Field May 12.

  • Senior Ordnance Sgt. Maj. visits Sustainers

    May 18, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan Muhammad, spoke to 40 ordnance Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company at 3d ESC headquarters on May 11. Muhammad talked to the group about career progression, education and the skills needed to be a good ordnance Soldier.

  • Iraq vet hiking across nation to raise $5 million

    May 18, 2010

    Iraq combat veteran Troy Yocum is walking 7,000 miles across the nation, banging his drum, gathering followers and trying to meet his goal of raising $5 million for U.S. veterans and their families in need.

  • Third Army delivers aid to flood-stricken Tajikistan

    May 18, 2010

    Third Army Soldiers responded over the weekend to a request for assistance from the government of Tajikistan, due to flooding there which has killed at least 22 people, left 50 missing, injured 200 and displaced more than 2,000 from their homes.

  • Medic earns nation's 2nd-highest honor for heroism

    May 17, 2010

    An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second highest decoration for valor.

  • Recalled helmets 'no direct risk' to Soldiers

    May 17, 2010

    The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards.

  • Praying for our nation

    May 17, 2010

    Chap. (Col.) Alvin M. Moore, III, U.S. Army retired, makes a point during the 2010 National Day of Prayer breakfast May 6 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Moore, the former command chaplain at U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke on this year's theme, "For such a time as this." The Ozark, Ala., resident said followers of Christianity should pray in accordance with the guidance of the bible and that prayer can provide comfort for believers in times of crisis.

  • Fort McPherson honors military spouses

    May 17, 2010

    On May 7, Fort McPherson paid tribute to military spouses with a cake cutting ceremony at Army Community Services. "Soldiers know spouses keep things together," said Howard Butler, U.S. Army Garrison deputy commander, at the cake cutting.

  • Horses for Heroes returns to Fort McPherson

    May 17, 2010

    Although the Marines managed to defeat the Army 7-6 in the 2010 polo match at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson Saturday, no one could be considered a real loser in the event. The event, which benefited the Wounded Warrior and Horses for Heroes at Chastain Park programs, was held to increase the public's knowledge about the game as well as the programs offered to injured servicemembers at Chastain.

  • Busy mobilization training season projected at Fort McCoy throughout FY 2010

    May 17, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is projected to train 19 percent of the nearly 60,000 servicemembers programmed by First Army for mobilization in fiscal year 2010 (FY10), said Col. Bas Oskam, Fort McCoy's deputy commander for mobilization. Oskam said that makes Fort McCoy the busiest of the Army's eight mobilization training centers.

  • Guard Soldiers Honored for Service in Afghanistan

    May 16, 2010

    About 200 family members, friends and community supporters came to the Fargo Civic Center this morning to show their appreciation for 43 Soldiers who spent a year in Afghanistan. The North Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment's RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) III group, along with their family members and employers, were honored for their service during a Freedom Salute.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center in Brevard, N.C., May 15

    May 16, 2010

    BREVARD, N.C. - Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Afghanistan

    May 14, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Shinkai, Afghanistan May 6-7.

  • Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 14, 2010

    Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny judge advocate waits to load a CH-47 Chinook helicpter in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan May 7, 2010. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors volunteers of year

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Volunteers donate their time and talents to help others year round, asking nothing in return. The impact to the community is immeasurable.

  • Soldier saves battle buddy's life with simple act of caring

    May 14, 2010

    It was a hot Iraq day Aug. 7, 2008 and it seemed like the walls were closing in on Spc. Joe Sanders.

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