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  • Red Dragons add Meritorious Unit streamer

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For the more than 750,000 residents of Kirkuk, Iraq, a future without violence and threat of terror was once an uncertainty, however, the hard work of U.S Soldiers and their Iraqi Security Forces partners, it's become much more of a reality.

  • It's 'Black Seven' up for the Iraqi Army; now that's refreshing

    Oct 6, 2010

    "Black Seven" is a problem solver. He wakes before zero-dark-thirty every morning. He drives across the street from his Containerized Housing Unit to the Iraqi Army training site. He talks with the Iraqis and is neighborly in his approach. He jokes; he listens to problems and offers advice. Sometimes he stays into the black night for chai.

  • Breaking barriers, making history

    Oct 5, 2010

    Coral J. Jones reached the pinnacle grade in her profession and made Army history as she became the first African-American female to earn the rank of chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps.

  • Drowning Pool rocks JBLM with free welcome home concert

    Oct 5, 2010

    Story and photos from a recent concert on JBLM featuring Drowning Pool honoring Soldiers returning from deployments.

  • 4th Brigade Supports Army Team NASCAR

    Oct 5, 2010

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Soldiers and family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion, a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice yielded memories of a lifetime. Fifty-five Soldiers assigned to the WTB were given special access to visit the team during a practice September 22. Family members and service animals were also welcomed as the Seahawks unrolled the red carpet.

  • Drowning Pool unleashes fury on raucus JBLM crowd

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Music, lights and the screams of fans filled the night sky over Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the Dallas rock band Drowning Pool unleashed a furious torrent of tunes Sept. 26.

  • 1st Air Cav Soldiers run and gun

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a simulated downed aircraft and shoot-and-run range, here, Sept. 29 - 30.

  • Spur ride upholds cavalry traditions

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the cry of, "Yes, Spur Holder!", 44 Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division looked for initiation into the "Order of the Spur", here, Sept. 28 - 29.

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • Casey promises sustained Soldier, Family programs

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spent Sept. 30 with U.S. Army, Pacific troops in Hawaii where he presented two prestigious awards and reassured Soldiers and Families that the promises made in the 2007 Army Family Covenant will not suffer when Department of Defense budget cuts are made.

  • FORSCOM general visits 116th Cavalry during mobilization

    Oct 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Ron S. Chastain, deputy commanding general (Reserve Component), U.S. Army Forces Command, arrived Monday for his last official visit to Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to perform a status check with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team commander and the 188th Infantry Brigade commander on the 116th's mobilization progress.

  • Hunter Army Airfield 7th grader gets a surprise from President Obama

    Oct 1, 2010

    Tamerria Robinson, a 7th-grade student at West Chatham Middle School and daughter of a Hunter Army Airfield Soldier, had no idea that writing a letter to the President would result in her being recognized by him. In his second annual Back to School speech, President Barack Obama talked about her letter in a live online speech September 14 encouraging children to stay in school.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families celebrate Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and Family Members came to Club Stewart to celebrate Hispanic Heritage festivities, Sept. 22. From live Latin music performances to displays of Hispanic decorations from countries such as Mexico and Panama, the Club Stewart Ballroom was filled with Soldiers, Families and guests celebrating the event.

  • Fort Bragg hosts fun walk/run event for Families

    Oct 1, 2010

    More than 200 joggers, bikers, runners and strollers lined up at Hedrick Stadium to participate in the first Fort Bragg Family Fun 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., Saturday.

  • Belgian officer assigned to 3rd ID through Military Personnel Exchange Program

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Military Personnel Exchange Program gives nations allied with the United States the opportunity to send a military officer to a U.S. Army unit to learn more about it.

  • Former Fort Bragg Soldier Disability Month guest speaker to share life story

    Oct 1, 2010

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, enlisted as an engineer in the Army before heeding the call to Special Forces service. That battle cry took him to the violence-torn country of Panama to engage Manuel Noriega's troops and eventually persuaded him to join the most advanced parachute team in the world - the Golden Knights. On Feb. 6, 1994, while practicing the elite diamond track maneuver with his jump partner, Sgt. Jose Aguillon, the unthinkable occurred. In the skies over Yuma, Ariz., the two Golden Knights had collided at a combined speed of 300 miles per hour, instantly killing Aguillon. In the impact, Aguillon's outstretched arm sheered off Bowman's legs. As an unconscious Bowman fell toward the earth, his parachute miraculously opened ... sparing his life.

  • Fort Bragg LAO notifies Soldiers of changes to Family care plan

    Oct 1, 2010

    Many Soldiers are unaware that AR 600-20, Chapter 5-5 Family Care Plans was updated almost a year ago (as of November 2009) requiring an additional document (DA Form 7666) in certain cases in order for the plan to be complete. Chapter 5-5 a(3)(f) now requires that DA Form 7666 (Parental Consent) be completed by all parties with a legal interest in the custody of the minor child whenever the child is not left in the care of the other biological parent or another person with a legal interest in the custody of the child.

  • Fort Bragg opens new child development center

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Major Larry J. Baugess Jr. was a battle hero and a devoted Family man. He died in Pakistan, at the age 36, in May 2007.

  • Fort Bragg chaplains, community churches come together to 'Rock the Fort'

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Thousands of people, both military and civilian, congregated under the trees that provided little relief from the scorching sun to celebrate their spiritual beliefs during the Rock the Fort concert, Sept. 25, on the Main Post Parade Field.

  • Fort Bragg has DOD's busiest fire department, emergency services readies for influx

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - About 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg in 2011.

  • Fort Bragg plays host to state business leaders

    Oct 1, 2010

    Business leaders from throughout the state of North Carolina traveled to the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg area Thursday as part of a program used to inform, develop and engage them in issues facing the state. The event looked to focus on a deeper understanding and appreciation for what the Fort Bragg Soldiers do for the country, including the impact that they have on America.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade amorer a 9/11 survivor

    Oct 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Specialist John Castillo, arms room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), survived the worst terrorist attack ever to happen on United States soil.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville both recognized as Best Communities for Young People

    Oct 1, 2010

    For the second time in five years, Fort Bragg has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for young people by America's Promise Alliance and financial services company ING. The honor, announced during a ceremony in Washington Sept. 21, recognizes the programs and activities put in place by the two communities to assist the Families of Soldiers excel academically and socially in the face of the difficulties of an Army at war.

  • Stewart honors parents of fallen Soldiers

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Military Families have a life-long commitment of service alongside those who wear the uniform. When the Soldiers pay the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, the commitment doesn't end. Fort Stewart Survivor Outreach Services honored the parents of the fallen Soldiers with a ceremony commemorating Gold Star Mother's Day at Fort Stewart, Sept. 26.

  • 526th Engineers return home

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- For many of the younger Family Members waiting for their loved ones to return, it was probably past their bed time, but they were allowed to stay up late to watch the 526th Engineer Company end their deployment to Afghanistan with a welcome home ceremony at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Sept. 24.

  • New barracks ready for 3rd CAB return to Hunter

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- After the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade homecoming ceremony, Sept. 29, single Soldiers moved their duffle bags to two new 27,800-square-foot barracks located side-by-side on Horace Wilson Boulevard.

  • Cook-off heats up morale among Soldiers in Iraq

    Oct 1, 2010

    SPEICHER, Iraq - Grills sizzled and mouths watered Sept. 19 as U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq prepared for their first ever cook-off. The competition pit personnel from several sections of an aviation company against each other in a barbecuing challenge.

  • 3rd ID Soldier posthumously awarded Silver Star after 57 years

    Oct 1, 2010

    FREEDOM PLAINS, N.Y. - Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, presented Pfc. Charlie Johnson, posthumously, with the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for valor in combat. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Private First Class Johnson, a Browning automatic rifleman with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd ID, was killed in action June 12, 1953, after an eight-day battle at Outpost Harry, in the Choran Valley during the Korean War. During the battle, Pfc. Johnson placed himself between his comrades and the enemy, creating the conditions for their successful rescue.

  • A final mission with lasting impact

    Sep 29, 2010

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepared to leave the five provinces in southern Iraq they have been responsible for, there was still one last mission to complete. In coordination with supporters at Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga., Phenix City, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga., the Soldiers dropped off donated shoes to the children of Iraq.

  • "God, I Thank you I'm an Airborne Engineer"

    Sep 28, 2010

    Each year, Airborne Engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, commemorate this historic event by holding their own "Crossing the Waal" at McKeller's Lake. But, this year was special because it was the first in nearly three years that all the engineer companies from the four Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division were able to attend, due to deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • Gold Star Mothers bond over tragedy

    Sep 28, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - When the Soldier came to the door in his dress uniform accompanied by a chaplain, it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Karen and her daughter were home and Karen's husband, Bob, was out golfing. "I heard the knock on the door, and I saw the man in uniform, and I knew what happened. I said, 'Go away, I don't want to hear it,'" Karen said. She was angry the men wanted her to call her husband during his golf game, but finally conceded and told Bob, "Alex was killed. You need to come home."

  • 'Soldier hero' proves merit of CLS certification

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Twenty-year-old Army Specialist Eric Brubaker doesn't want to hear the word hero used in conjunction with his name, he doesn't want to feel a pat on his back or a hand shake followed by the words "good job;" truth be told Spc. Brubaker probably doesn't want to see his name in print either.

  • 11th ACR's Horse Detachment represents Blackhorse at national competition

    Sep 27, 2010

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Horse Detachment will compete in the National Cavalry Competition at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

  • Green building home to multiple Mountain Medics

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson's newest environmentally-high-performance structure now contains five medical units. Here, they can better train, equip and support the "Mountain Medics." The grand opening of building 704 at Specker Avenue and Carey Street was celebrated by ribbon cutting, speeches, cake, band and tours of the facility Sept. 10. The event signaled a new era in these units' abilities to support the Overseas Contingency Operations.

  • Sustainers train at Fort Bragg

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) - About 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 9 to participate in the Joint Forced Entry Exercise which included Army and Air Force units from across the country.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Training offers tips

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Suicide prevention training Sept. 14 at the Family Readiness Center taught warning signs and intervention techniques to those with close contact to Soldiers who may be contemplating taking their own lives. The training was attended by Family readiness support assistants, Family readiness group leaders and Family members, according to Valarie Adams, FRSA for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Left behind: Family faces new, painful reality

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. It was two servicemembers, and a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • New York Honor Guard Wins Top Honors at Army National Guard Competition

    Sep 24, 2010

    The New York National Guard's Honor Guard was judged best in the nation Thursday, Sept. 23 at a competition held in Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The four-day event pitted eight members of the 120-member New York Military Forces Honor Guard against similar teams from seven other states, all of which had taken their top regional honors. They were judged on their military bearing, appearance, and ability to execute a variety of tasks ranging from removing a casket from an aircraft to presenting a flag to a fallen Soldier's next of kin. The competitors were judged by Active Duty Soldiers assigned to the Army's Third Infantry Regiment , known as the Old Guard, which provides funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Third Infantry Regiment Soldiers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers as well

  • Home of the Airborne and Special Operations hosts Jordanian Generals

    Sep 24, 2010

    In a rare opportunity to meet with foreign military leaders, the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division received distinguished visitors from Jordan at Fort Bragg on Sept. 22 and 23.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports open 2010 fall season

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, community come together to 'march forward' in military Family support

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army has come a long way from the old saying, 'If the Army wanted to you to have a wife and kids, they would have issued them to you.'

  • Craig Morgan rocks the runway, entertains Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen, Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Country music star, Craig Morgan performed a free concert on Pope Air Force Base, Sept. 17. The former 82nd Airborne Division Soldier, said he related to the crowd and the long waits on the flight lines of Pope. Morgan, originally from Nashville, Tenn., is no stranger to Fort Bragg. He was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1990 to 1992 in the 82nd Abn. Div. "It feels good to be back here, feels like home every time we're here," Morgan said. "I've spent a lot of time on this tarmac - the only reason I became a jumpmaster was that they were the last ones to put the parachutes on."

  • Quality of life mission for Fort Bragg town hall meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Bragg Garrison command, agencies and customers exchanged ideas at the town hall meeting held Sept. 14 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road. The meetings are held quarterly and are open to the military community. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, said the meetings provide an opportunity for units and individuals to get feedback. "This is your ability to have a person-to-person interface with those individuals who impact your quality of life on Fort Bragg," said Sicinski.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to bring joy to Florida youth

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation is known for granting the wishes of children with life-threatening disabilities and diseases.

  • Stewart school embraces 'HealthierUS Challenge'

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary Schools takes part in HealthierUS School Challenge, a national program for improving school lunches and physical fitness.

  • Signal Soldier leads his team, embraces heritage

    Sep 24, 2010

    A Fort Stewart Soldier looks to his Hispanic heritage and Family support as something that motivates him in his Army career.

  • Stewart ACS preps couples for post-deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    Just as year-long separations caused by deployments can be stressful on Army Families, redeployment can have its own issues as both Soldier and spouse have changed during their 12-month separation.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: one falls, we all fall

    Sep 24, 2010

    Every Soldier, Family Member and Army Civilian is responsible for preventing suicide. We are part of one Army, one Family.

  • 3rd ID celebrates 91st reunion

    Sep 24, 2010

    Current and former members of the 3rd Infantry Division gathered in Crystal City, Va. for their 91st union, Sept. 15-18.

  • Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic to get new name

    Sep 23, 2010

    It's all in the name. Recognizing that a name can best reflect the qualities of a place or object, the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic (LJAHC) on Fort McPherson will be changing its name to better describe itself and its role in the months leading to the closure of the installation. On Oct. 1, during a 9 a.m. ceremony on its front entrance lawn, the LJAHC will officially transition from an Army health clinic to the Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic.

  • It's good!!! Atlanta Falcons players, cheerleaders score big in game of improving Soldier moral

    Sep 23, 2010

    ATLANTA -- On Sept. 14, 12 rookies and six cheerleaders from the Atlanta Falcons National Football League team took time away from the football field to do battle against Soldiers on Fort McPherson and Georgia Soldiers deployed overseas in the video game arena.

  • 'Plug and Play' - FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Lays Foundation for Smooth BRAC Relocation

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) Aca,!aEURc With just ten days remaining before members of the advance echelons of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command begin reporting here for duty, the liaison teams and "Torch Party" representing each command are making final preparations as the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the two commands' headquarters begins in earnest.

  • Soldier Show performs with social media theme

    Sep 21, 2010

    Focusing this year on a theme of social media to reflect the lifestyle of today's youth, the 2010 Soldier Show left a packed house at Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 14 ecstatic -- if audience reaction is any indicator.

  • Red Devils bring the boom

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers from the Regimental Support Squadron's 58th Combat Engineer Company conduct MOS-specific training at the National Training Center using live-explosives.

  • 4-10 Soldiers confident, ready for Afghanistan deployment

    Sep 20, 2010

    Preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat team, 10th Mountain Division, honed their infantry skills and built cohesiveness during a team live-fire exercise on Fort Polk's Range 16A Aug. 25.

  • Ground broken for new brigade HQ

    Sep 20, 2010

    At the heart of Fort Polk, on the busy corner where Louisiana and Mississippi Avenues converge, top brass and distinguished guests gathered Sept. 9 to celebrate the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk ground breaking ceremony for the new 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Headquarters. This is a brigade that has successfully deployed in the past and is preparing for another deployment to Afghanistan next month. Construction will take place while they are deployed and should be ready for occupation as they return home to Fort Polk.

  • Suicide Prevention - we don't have to be experts, we just have to care

    Sep 20, 2010

    I've stared at this blank canvas -- the open page on my word document program -- on and off for hours.

  • JRTC, Fort Polk's 2010 Woman's Conference celebrates 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'

    Sep 20, 2010

    Stressed out' Have your finances gone haywire' Computer troubles got you down' How do you learn to deal with these and other daily dilemmas and still find time to be romantic, cook new dishes, work out or just have a little fun' Army spouses deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Grasping the ins and outs of these topics and more was the purpose of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 2010 Women's Conference held Sept. 15, hosted by Army Community Service.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC award Purple Heart to Korean War POW on POW/MIA Day

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Barstow, Calif. resident David Villafana was captured by the North Korean Army on Oct. 31, 1950 and held as a Prisoner of War until 1953. Almost 60 years later, Mr. Villafana formally received a Purple Heart for the injuries he suffered during his time as POW as Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. James H. Chevallier pinned the award to Mr. Villafana's left breast pocket during Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's National POW/MIA Day ceremony on Sept. 17.

  • Article 32 for alleged Fort Hood shooter remains open to media, public

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A defense motion for a closed courtroom at the upcoming Article 32 hearing against Maj. Nidal Hasan was denied Sept. 16 during a status conference hearing. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting incident at Fort Hood. Hasan is considered innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

  • Family Life Chaplain Promotes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 14, 2010

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has taken an active approach to preventing suicides by employing a Family life chaplain, a feat no other unit on Fort Knox can claim. Trained to respond effectively to co-workers, colleagues, neighbors and Family members who are suffering and may be at the risk of suicide, the 3d ESC's Family life chaplain is an important component in the Army's promotion of September as Suicide Prevent Month.

  • Fort Hood Muslims break Ramadan fast with service, breakfast

    Sep 13, 2010

    On Monday, Members of the Fort Hood Muslim community came together for a prayer breakfast to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. About 20 Muslims joined Fort Hood leaders and chaplains for a morning service and breakfast to celebrate the end of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and its associated fasting for Muslims.

  • Fort Hood opens first-of-a-kind outreach center in Harker Heights

    Sep 13, 2010

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- In a continuing effort to reach out to the Soldiers, family members and retirees off-post, Fort Hood opened the Harker Heights Community Outreach Center here Sept. 9. The center is the first of its kind in the Army.

  • Special Reaction Team students set sights on shooting success

    Sep 13, 2010

    Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and the Directorate of Emergency Services Special Reaction Team participated in a marksman observer course on Fort Polk Aug. 16 through Sept. 3.

  • Musicians revisit COB Speicher

    Sep 13, 2010

    Hammer of the Broads, an all-female tribute band to Led Zeppelin, performed at COB Speicher Sept. 8.

  • Fallen Soldier honored by unit, friends

    Sep 11, 2010

    Sgt. Brandon Maggart was sleeping when the sirens went off August 22. Seconds after the warning, a rocket struck the roof of his housing unit on Basra,. Fellow Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment rushed to his side providing medical aid. He was removed from the room and rushed to the troop medical clinic emergency room.

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • 'You Are Not Alone': Suicide Prevention Month kicks off at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Each of us is precious. That is what Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, told the Soldiers and Army Civilians filling the sanctuary and overflow room at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, Sept. 2. Brigadier General Phillips was the guest speaker at the "You are not alone," Suicide Prevention Week kick-off. Narrator for the event was Tom Allmon, Directorate of Human Resources director.

  • TRADOC briefs FORSCOM on new Army Operating Concept

    Sep 8, 2010

    Lt. Col. Mark Elfendahl, chief of the Joint and Army Concepts Division at TRADOC'S Army Capabilities Integration Center, briefs FORSCOM on the new Army Operating Concept.

  • Watch live-streaming video of the September Army Leader Forum

    Sep 7, 2010

    Don't miss your opportunity to join Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, on Sept. 8, 2010, as he discusses the health and future of the Army.

  • 200,000 residents of Al-Rumaitha to benefit from newly opened fish market

    Sep 7, 2010

    The Muthanna Provincial Reconstruction Team conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently completed renovation and construction of a retail and wholesale fish market located in the District of Al Rumaitha August 28. The $205,000 fish market renovation and construction project was funded by forces in United States Division-South, and was managed and developed with support from elements of 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Iraqi Air Force College academy returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 6, 2010

    Sgt. Ry Norris provides a news story detailing the move of the Iraqi Air Force academy back to its historical home at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Austin leads USF-I into New Dawn

    Sep 4, 2010

    As Gen. Raymond T. Odierno transferred leadership of USF-I to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the world seemed to be watching.

  • Therapy takes many forms - Professionals learn how 'Horses for Heroes' programs helps woun

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a dusty ring at the Fort Lewis Riding Club, Debbi Fisher patiently worked with "Vision," a 7-year-old American Paint horse chosen for his gentle nature. Soon, Fisher and Bob Woelk, RTR executive director, were surrounded by dozens of professionals from Warrior Transition Units and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices from around the western region who gathered beneath the shade of nearby trees to learn how RTR's "Horses for Heroes" could help wounded warriors.

  • McHugh to fight for families

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During an interview with the Northwest Guardian, the secretary of the Army pledged his continued support for services as Congress considers next year's budget.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers work the whole body; Kettlebell 101 promotes strength, better health

    Sep 3, 2010

    Lance Stucky, a civilian strength and conditioning coach at Tucker Physical Fitness Center, partners with the Soldier Performance Enhancement Program to properly train Soldiers in a number of functional training programs. One of the programs, his Kettlebell 101 class is designed to introduce Soldiers to basic kettlebell technique, progression and training concepts. The kettlebell trains both muscle endurance and aerobics, so that a Soldier is more agile in a live-fire situation.

  • Art From the Heart helps put second career into focus for Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    Through an Art from the Heart program being offered by the Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force American Red Cross, wounded warriors are getting the opportunity to focus on art and potentially make it a second career after transitioning from the Army.

  • Fort Bragg teens become Soldiers for a day

    Sep 3, 2010

    More than 20 Fort Bragg teenagers arrived at the Tolson Youth Activities Center Aug. 24, to theoretically, trade in sneakers for combat boots as the post held its annual Teen Soldier for a Day event. The event, which is in its third year, originated from one the post's youth leadership conferences, similar to a teen Army Family Action Plan.

  • Fort Bragg holds all inclusive Heritage Day

    Sep 3, 2010

    Servicemembers hail from different cultures and ethnicities to serve alongside each other in the armed forces. On Saturday, those cultures and ethnicities met in the inaugural Heritage Day celebration. Fort Bragg's Equal Opportunity Office sponsored the all-inclusive Heritage Day.

  • Fort Bragg forces to liberate Pineland during September 2010 Robin Sage exercise

    Sep 3, 2010

    This fall, Special Forces candidates are once again on their way to help guerilla forces liberate Pineland, the fictional country overlapping 15 different North Carolina counties. Starting Sept. 11, over 100 of these students will begin Robin Sage, the final training exercise before they graduate. Robin Sage is the U.S. military's premiere unconventional warfare exercise. This exercise prepares future operators to lead and train indigenous forces by teaching guerrillas to communicate, move, fight and provide medical aid while helping to liberate a country by tactical force.

  • Fort Bragg Pathfinders prepare for the call during hurricane season

    Sep 3, 2010

    Nearly five years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the Pathfinders set out to train on personnel extraction during their waterborne operations training at Mott Lake last week. During their training, the Pathfinders got a chance to use and familiarize themselves with one of the most important part of their equipment - the Zodiac boat.

  • North Carolina communities support Fort Bragg brigade, bring joy to Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the last five weeks the Fort Bragg and Charlotte, N.C., communities have rallied in support of the Soldiers of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion donating personal hygiene items, blankets, pillows, sheets, socks and even electronics to the unit. The unit loaded and shipped the milvan more than three months ago but when the milvan arrived, it was cleaned out - everything stolen. Since then, the people of the Fort Bragg and Charlotte communities have readily been resupplying Soldiers with many needed items.

  • Army Ground Forces Band hosts mission readiness exercise

    Sep 3, 2010

    No matter the task, Army work ethic directs Soldiers to train to ensure missions are accomplished properly. On Sept. 1, Soldiers of the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB) displayed that ethic by gathering in the Fort McPherson Post Theater to conduct a mission readiness exercise (MRE) for upcoming performances.

  • Fort Bragg leadership emphasizes suicide prevention is instrumental in sustaining the force

    Sep 3, 2010

    As the Army turns its focus to Suicide Prevention Month, which is held in September, officials at Fort Bragg, the Army's largest post in population, said it's important that Soldiers know there's help available. The Army Suicide Prevention Program has garnered national interest as the Army recently released a comprehensive 350-page report, under the direction of Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who heads the Army's Suicide Prevention Task Force.

  • In-processing tracking system speeds up at Fort Bragg

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Directorate of Human Resources on Fort Bragg has implemented a first in the Army tracking system for in-processing Soldiers that allows the Reception Company 72 hours to receive a Soldier and hand them over to their gaining unit. Even though Army regulations state that the installation has five days to fully in-process a Soldier, this program has condensed it to three days.

  • Memorial starts journey to new home

    Sep 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (left), U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) command sergeant major, and Chap. (Capt.) Bradley Godding, deputy garrison chaplain, watch as workers from Interstate Memorial Service, Forest Park, move the Haney Memorial Stone Aug. 27 from outside the Fort McPherson Chaplain Center for transport to Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Jewish community prepares to observe Yom Kippur

    Sep 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Jewish lay leader The Jewish period of Yom Kippur will start Sept. 17 with the Kol Nidre observance and conclude one hour after sundown Sept. 18. The Jewish biblical source of Yom Kippur is found in the Torah's Book of Leviticus, Chapter 23: "The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'The tenth day of the seventh month is the day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you, and you shall afflict your souls (fast).

  • Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new year, observance begins

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Jewish New Year period known as Rosh Hashanah will start on sundown Wednesday and continue for the following two days. On the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a special service called Tashlikh is held near a body of running water. It is customary for Jews in attendance to walk to a river or creek, preferably one with fish in it, and recite penitential prayers.

  • CSM's 35-year journey comes to an end

    Sep 3, 2010

    On July 29, 1975, a young private named Kenny LeonGuerrero enlisted in the Army, taking his first steps on a 35-year journey that would last through three wars, multiple peacekeeping operations, three uniform changes and every enlisted rank. On Aug. 26, members of the Fort McPherson community gathered to honor the journey and service of Command Sgt. Maj. LeonGuerrero, who will officially retire Nov. 30.

  • Massive Construction, Renovation Project Preserves History, Tradition - From Roof Lines to Floor Til

    Sep 3, 2010

    To maintain the traditional look of the historic Main Post area of Fort Bragg, N.C., and to preserve the original appearance and original materials of historic buildings under renovation; new construction and remodeling being done to facilitate the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg has been closely coordinated with the N.C. State Historical Preservation Office. From new roof lines to historic windows and floor tile, supporting contract firms and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking appropriate measures to maintain the historic symbolism, aesthetics and atmosphere that have always been an important part of living and working on the Fort Bragg cantonment.

  • Fort Carson WTB complex breaks ground

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post held a ground-breaking ceremony marking construction on Fort Carson's new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex Aug. 26. The complex, which will include the recently opened Soldier Family Assistance Center, will be located on the corner of Titus Boulevard and Cochrane Circle, close to Evans Army Community Hospital, for improved Soldier access to care.

  • It's not 'Hogan's Alley' anymore

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson has a unique battle training asset that saves time, bullets, fuel and a whole lot more. The Battle Command Training Branch is where unit leaders can take their people to train in almost any imaginable scenario.

  • Black bear cozies up in Fort Carson's Cheyenne Village tree

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson wildlife conservation and Provost Marshal police officers were dispatched to Cheyenne Village housing area Aug. 25 to respond to a 200-pound black bear nestled in a tree enjoying some apples. Officials kept the bear in the tree to ensure the safety of the Mountain Post community until Colorado Division of Wildlife officers arrived on scene. Fort Carson conservation officers tranquilized the bear and, after post veterinarians examined the sleeping giant, transported the bear to PiAfA+-on Canyon per request of Colorado Division of Wildlife officials. The bear was released back into the wild.

  • Sharing words of wisdom - Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, visits Resolute

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Aug. 31, 2010) - Standing room only was the order of the day at the Eustis Club as 7th Sustainment Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, command sergeant major, into their home Aug. 31 as part of a meet and mentor-themed tour geared toward introducing himself to all of FORSCOMs 587,000 active duty Soldiers.

  • Sustainers test readiness with tactical operations exercise

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky (Aug. 30, 2010) - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Tactical Operations Center Exercise on Fort Knox 23-26 Aug. The purpose of the TOCEX was to test the 3d ESC's readiness for a short-notice deployment, like the one the unit dealt with when it went to Haiti earlier this year.

  • Hunter Army Airfield breaks ground on new elementary school

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> -Military and civilian leaders broke ground on Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 24, at the Pulaski Elementary School site on South Perimeter Road where a new school building will replace the existing one, located just beyond the Montgomery Street Gate.

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