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  • 1/10 FA Regt farewells fallen Soldiers

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION KALSU, Iraq </b>- Members of the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, filed into the auditorium at Contingency Operating Station Delta, Iraq, for a memorial ceremony, March 12.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold annual community showcases

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Helping keep Soldiers and Family Members informed about quality activities and events in the Georgia, Florida, and the Carolina areas was the objective of this year's Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Regional Information Sharing Forum/Community and Travel Showcase held March 10 at Club Stewart and March 12 at the Hunter Club.

  • 90th Human Resources returns home

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division welcomed back nearly thirty 90th Human Resources Company Soldiers at Cottrell Field, March 14.

  • Maj. Gen. Cucolo discusses drawdown, election

    Mar 18, 2010

    In a conference call from his headquarters in Northern Iraq March 11, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Task Force Marne and U.S. Division-North, as well as the 3rd Infantry Division, told reporters that the number of troops in his area of responsibility will decrease from 22,000 to 8,600 by Sept. 1.

  • Empire State MPs partner in safe Iraqi election

    Mar 18, 2010

    As tens of thousands of Basra residents voted in the March 7, 2010, national elections, Soldiers from the 206th Military Police Company joined their Iraqi Security Force partners in monitoring the country's second largest city in its Provincial Joint Communications Center.

  • 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment takes command

    Mar 18, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - The 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) handed its mission over to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th ESC, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 12 at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Lt. Dan rocks out NTC

    Mar 17, 2010

    Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Sinese and his band, the Lt. Dan Band, perform for Soldiers stationed at National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., March 12. The concert is the first leg of his 41st USO tour.

  • Army graduates new Master Resilience Trainers

    Mar 17, 2010

    About 200 Soldiers join the ranks of the Army's first several hundred master resilience trainers as they graduate today from the Army's new Master Resilience Training program.

  • Army to reach 1:2 dwell in 2011, vice says

    Mar 17, 2010

    The Army's vice chief of staff said by 2011, Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed.

  • Transfer of Function Notices issued, FORSCOM employees weigh options

    Mar 17, 2010

    For the past two weeks, more than 700 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees have been considering their options ahead of an April 1st deadline to respond to their individual Transfer of Function Notices.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Sustainers return from Haiti

    Mar 17, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) returned from Haiti during a ceremony held here on Mar. 9, at Sadowski Field House. The ceremony marked the official return for the 3d ESC soldiers from the devastated nation where they formed Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • 82nd paratrooper searches for 'buried treasure' in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2010

    It's not uncommon to see Sgt. Benjamin Kirk Rudy walking around with an elaborate pirate-style coffee mug while spouting off some random pirate fact. What many don't know about this quirky, charismatic paratrooper is that there's more to his pirate obsession than meets the eye. He uses the pirate character as a way to bond with his two children during deployments.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers have integrative medicine options

    Mar 16, 2010

    The Army remains committed to providing the best Soldier care by staying on the forefront of new medical research and procedures. It has also expanded its spectrum of care to include integrative medicine or holistic healing.

  • FORSCOM accelerates preparation for annual program to help Army families

    Mar 16, 2010

    Well-Being officials at U.S. Army Forces Command G-1 are now accelerating their preparation for the command's 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference scheduled for March 23-26, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Soldier receives tribal honor for service in Iraq

    Mar 16, 2010

    Throughout the history of the U.S. military, troops have been honored with awards and commendations for their service, especially for the times they have gone beyond what was required of them.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Raiders train with rifles, minds

    Mar 15, 2010

    1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. train for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Deadline for Global Assessment Tool approaching

    Mar 15, 2010

    The deadline is approaching for Soldiers to complete the Global Assessment Tool, part of a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • Soldiers move excess munitions out of Iraq as part of drawdown

    Mar 13, 2010

    As the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment escalates following the Iraqi Parliamentary elections in March, Soldiers are working to reduce the amount of ammunition in Iraq as corresponding troop levels fall.

  • Program helps military spouses join workforce

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - An Army Community Service program gives military spouses the resources they need to launch a government career.

  • The Eagle (scout) returns

    Mar 12, 2010

    Justin Brundin has accomplished a lot for the Armed Services Blood Program and a lot for Soldiers, like his dad, deployed all around the world. The one thing he was always too young for he finally accomplished this past Tuesday, March 9 as he donated his first unit of blood for his beloved military blood program.

  • Soldiers get Middle East history lesson

    Mar 12, 2010

    Carl DeLorenzo, professor of history at St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, N. J., speaks about the history of the Middle East to members of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. March 3.

  • Civilians in surge to Afghanistan get training at Atterbury

    Mar 12, 2010

    In addition to the troop surge in Afghanistan, there's a civilian surge to supplement the military with teams of subject-matter experts in a variety of fields such as security, agribusiness and logistics.

  • ARMY BIDS TROY 'GIL' GILLELAND FAREWELL

    Mar 12, 2010

    Troy E. "Gil" Gilleland Jr. retired March 12, 2010, after more than 38 years of dedicated federal service that ranged from enlisted Soldier to non-commissioned officer to Army officer to Department of the Army civilian to a member of the Senior Executive Service. As a Soldier he went from E-1 to E-6 and from O-1 to 0-6. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had served as the deputy chief of staff G-1 since June 2005.

  • 3rd ACR Soldier, rodeo enthusiast enjoys broncs, bulls in Houston

    Mar 12, 2010

    Most troops like a good rodeo show, some have never been, and for some, the oversized cowboy hats, jumbo belt buckles and irate kicking bulls are a little much. And then there's Spc. Derek South, a Soldier whose passion for rodeo is rarely matched. A lot of people know what it's like to watch a cowboy get flung carelessly from a furious bull only seconds after leaving the chutes atop its back, but South knows what it's like to actually hang on for dear life; he knows how slowly seconds can pass; he knows what it's like to feel that cold still air over an arena floor, because he's actually been in the rodeo. It's not surprising, then, that he was thrilled to attend the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 10 during the organization's third-ever military-focused event, dubbed Salute to The Troops, along with 1,500 other Soldiers from Fort Hood.

  • Army vet to carry flag for U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 12, 2010

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war and an alpine skier, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this evening.

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring division command sergeant major

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the Fort Drum community gathered March 4 for the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum command sergeant major's retirement ceremony at the Commons. Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Redmore retired after serving nearly 29 years in the Army.

  • Dogwood Terrace Neighborhood Center celebrates grand opening

    Mar 12, 2010

    The third of four neighborhood centers being built at Fort Polk by Picerne Military Housing celebrated its grand opening March 9. The Dogwood Terrace Neighborhood Center took center stage as military and civilian speakers extolled its attributes.

  • 115th CSH continues chemical, biological training

    Mar 12, 2010

    Fort Polk's 115th Combat Support Hospital continued its preparations for operations in biological and chemical environments March 5 by learning how to care for casualties in contaminated areas.

  • Fort Stewart's real 'Hurt Locker' Soldiers get new facilities

    Mar 12, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Most movie fans are probably aware the film, "The Hurt Locker," took home six Oscars, March 7, including Best Picture. The film follows the members of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team serving in Iraq. Fewer people are aware that Fort Stewart has four EOD detachments or that these "Hurt Locker" units are now moving from three older buildings off Gulick Avenue and 18th Street and consolidating at one new facility on GA-144.

  • Dogface Soldiers support Iraqi election success

    Mar 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Task Force Marne units in United States Division-North successfully fulfilled their supporting role to the Iraqi Security Forces as Iraqis went to the polls to vote for the next leaders of their country, March 7.

  • Fort Stewart schools celebrate Read Across America

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Students at Fort Stewart's three elementary schools had some special visitors at their school this week, including Ginger Cucolo, wife of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander; and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd ID deputy commanding general-rear. Their visit was to help the students celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America program and motivate children to want to read.

  • Hood culinary display honors the fallen

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- As the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition enters its final days at Fort Lee, onlookers are left with lasting memories of five-star cuisine and elaborate table displays that showcased the talents of the military's food service professionals. For one team, this year's competition held special significance. It was an opportunity for them to pay tribute to the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. The team representing that installation created a memorable table display that garnered high marks from competition judges.

  • Beyond the big stage: impact of Army Culinary Arts Competition goes further than presentation of any

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition will check off another year tomorrow when it wraps up its 35th awards ceremony. For more than three decades, it has been a stage of sorts; a showcase in which contestants are afforded the opportunity to put their skills up against the best the military has to offer. But it is also a unique military food service experience Aca,!" one that has a varied impact beyond the competition itself.

  • Iraqi security forces ensure safe national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    In 2005, faced with staunch resistance from extremists, coalition forces provided security for Iraqis as they voted. Five years later, the role of U.S. forces has changed dramatically.

  • Iraqi canine unit helps secure national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    As his U.S. counterparts walked toward him, the commander of the Iraqi canine unit broke into a smile and held out his hand. After a few introductory handshakes, 2nd Lt. Akeel, from the Iraqi National Police in the city of Najaf, ushered his guests from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, into his office.

  • Karbala agricultural buzz: beekeeping class and other initiatives create economic independence for l

    Mar 11, 2010

    A class that teaches local Iraqis how to raise and care for honey bees graduated its first students in Husaniyah, Iraq, March 1, 2010. Members of the U.S. State Department's Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, attended the beekeeping course graduation.

  • Soldiers transition Haiti responsibilities to U.N. forces

    Mar 10, 2010

    More than 470 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, will depart Haiti Thursday after completing their relief missions in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • 'Gunslingers' host COB Basra strongman contest

    Mar 10, 2010

    Needing to bench press 315 pounds one time in the final "bench-off" for the title at the Gunslinger Strongman Competition, Spc. Travis E. Dobson, of Long Beach, Calif., pumped out an extra four repetitions, March 1, 2010.

  • Cavalrymen run helo stables in southern Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    As the engines of approaching helicopters roar in the distance, flight operations at the Task Force Saber air cell at Contingency Operating Station Hunter once again prepare to receive aircraft that support troop movements all across southern Iraq.

  • Soldiers develop strong bonds with counterparts

    Mar 10, 2010

    Iraq's security forces are in the lead, dedicated to and invested in the ongoing stability of their nation and ensuring the security of their U.S. partners, but the fewer U.S. troops still in the country assisting the Iraqi forces still have an essential job to do.

  • U.S. partners assist Najaf's growth

    Mar 10, 2010

    Military leaders, diplomats, politicians, influential businessmen and shaykhs came together for an informal dinner to celebrate President's Day at Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Feb. 24, 2010.

  • Singer entertains troops on small base in Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    Former Pussycat Doll, Kaya Jones entertained the Soldiers assigned to Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Iraq, Feb. 24, 2010. Jones and her dance team danced and sang for an appreciative audience for over an hour, before signing autographs and posing for pictures with their audience.

  • Stability operations in Iraq making headway

    Mar 10, 2010

    Though the U.S. has been building up the civilian infrastructure of Iraq since 2003, the sense of ownership and level interest of the people has never been as great as it is now, and that makes all the difference.

  • Newest Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Soldier Leads From The Front

    Mar 9, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Charles R. Spence, Jr., from the 4th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, always tries to lead his Soldiers from the front. This outstanding noncommissioned officer shares his story after being inducted in the elite Sergeant Audi Murphy Club Mar. 4.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets joined The Army Ground Forces Band for a grand evening of music performed for the free "Sound the Trumpets" concert at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, March 6. The program offered an exciting variety of music that was enthusiastically received by the hundreds of people in attendance. The Herald Trumpets are the President's official fanfare ensemble. The Army Ground Forces Band is one of only three Army bands with a touring mission.

  • Wounded warrior ties for National Geographic's Adventurer of Year

    Mar 8, 2010

    Wounded by a roadside bomb more than three years ago, Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister has surmounted his injuries to tie for the National Geographic magazine's Reader's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

  • Top NCO observes Thunderbolt Soldiers train Iraqis

    Mar 8, 2010

    Senior noncommissioned officer of USFI observes training between Iraqi Army and 17th Fires Brigade in Basrah Province

  • Supporting Small Government in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    While considerable attention has been devoted to Iraqi reconstruction at the national and provincial levels, U.S. forces are leveraging their resources to advise and assist local Iraqi governmental bodies as well.

  • Land navigation course offers infantrymen first taste of Utah terrain

    Mar 8, 2010

    Infantrymen from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Utah to train for an upcoming deployment, began off-post training with land navigation at Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 11-12.

  • Efficient irrigation method holds promise for Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    Even as the U.S. hands more and more responsibility for the future of Iraq back to the Iraqi people, projects continue to ensure that the people are set up for success in every possible way.

  • Iraqis Vote in Karbala

    Mar 8, 2010

    Iraqis vote in Karbala The elections are the second national vote since the ousting of Saddam Hussein

  • Iraqi and U.S. forces prepare for National Elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    The success of this week's elections for five southern provinces in Iraq rested on the Mid-Euphrates Operations Center, located at Contingency Operating Station Echo. The MEOC, which is co-located with the 8th Iraqi Army Division headquarters in Diwaniyah Province, is the monitoring station for operations and intelligence assets for the provinces of Babil, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Wasit. The 8th IA Division is the military unit responsible for securing those provinces.

  • March 7 Iraqi national elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    March 7 Iraqi national elections The 2010 elections are the second national elections since the fall of Saddam HusseinAca,!a,,cs regime.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Sailors brief IA leaders on election preps

    Mar 8, 2010

    Task Force Thunderbolt Soldiers and Sailors briefed the commanding general of the Iraqi Army's Basra-based 14th Division at the taskforce's headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Basra, March 1, on their plans to support him in ensuring a successful national election March 7.

  • Iraqi medical soldiers turn to U.S. for training

    Mar 6, 2010

    Six Iraqi soldiers looked up intently at the diagram on the white board as they crowded around the makeshift operating tables. Then, looking down at their surgical pads, they deftly took up surgical needles to practice their technique. It was practice involving nothing more than boneless chicken fillets, but the senior medical providers representing three brigades within the 14th Iraqi Army Division acknowledge the advantages nevertheless.

  • Bracing against the cold in Muthanna

    Mar 6, 2010

    Much of the population of Muthanna Province faces serious hunger and health issues that only worsen during the winter months. As this winter approached, the Muthanna Provincial Council asked the U.S. State Department's Provincial Reconstruction Team to help provide essential supplies and aid for their people in need. Company A, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, Task Force Pathfinder, assigned to assist the Muthanna PRT's reconstruction efforts, responded.

  • Maysan police attend counterfeiting course

    Mar 6, 2010

    Counterfeiting of U.S. currency is a prevalent problem throughout the world, and Iraq is no exception. Counterfeiting presents a multi-faceted threat in Iraq, where it both destabilizes the economy and funds terrorist activities.

  • 10th Cavalry Regiment hosts children's deployment fair

    Mar 5, 2010

    The 10th Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Carson and readying for deployment held a children's deployment fair for the Families of the deploying Soldiers.

  • Soldiers and Families Gobble Up 2,000 Free Steaks

    Mar 5, 2010

    Volunteers donated and cooked 2,000 steaks, free of charge, for Soldiers and families of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade, and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during the Fort Hood Community Strong event Mar. 3 at the Freeman Dining Facility.

  • 4th Engineers get beefy welcome home

    Mar 5, 2010

  • 'Black Hawk Down' pilot rises above challenges

    Mar 5, 2010

    Before focusing on the message he was delivering at Redstone Arsenal's National Prayer Luncheon on Friday, retired Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant thought he should give his audience the "short version" of what is widely known as his "Black Hawk Down" experience.

  • 'He Left A Legacy That We will All Remember'

    Mar 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Husband. Son. Brother. Soldier. Leader. Patriot. Friend. "Those simple but profound words are the essence of a man who left an indelible mark on all of us," said retired Maj. Gen. Jim Cravens. Cravens' description of his longtime friend and professional colleague, retired Lt. Gen. Larry Dodgen, recalled a military leader who loved the Army and the Soldiers under his command. That theme resonated throughout a Feb. 25 memorial service at Bicentennial Chapel for Dodgen, 60, who died from a heart attack while playing tennis on Feb. 20.

  • Dental Soldiers compete for top honors at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    Each year, Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the U.S. Army Dental Command compete to be named the "Best Warrior." Fort Bragg hosted this year's contest from Feb. 15 to 19, where seven Soldiers and seven NCOs representing all the regions in DENCOM fought for top honors.

  • Squadron training offers full spectrum of opportunities

    Mar 5, 2010

    While the troop commander conducted a "social" call with the town's mayor, the platoon leader prepared to distribute food and medical supplies to anxious villagers wearing traditional Afghan garb. This was one of many scenes played out during a 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, full-spectrum operations training exercise, dubbed Operation Slugger Slam. The squadron conducted the exercise in the eastern corner of Fort Polk's training area during the first week of February.

  • Senate resolution celebrates women in military

    Mar 5, 2010

    During the Joint Services Women's History Month Observance on Capitol Hill Thursday, a Senate Resolution to recognize the accomplishments of women in the military was presented and then accepted by a female wounded warrior.

  • Battle action complex holds close to environmental regulations

    Mar 5, 2010

    North of Fort Polk in Peason Ridge is the Digital Multi-Purpose Battle Action Complex, a 240-acre tract of land replete with cameras for recording military exercises and delivering after action reviews. The DMPBAC is one-of-a-kind as far as battle simulation. Every mobile target is battery operated and everything is remote-controlled at the site. The facility deals with aerosol, paints, petroleum oils and lubricants. Despite a number of possibly hazardous materials on hand at the operations center, DMPBAC and Siegfried Milerski, an electronics technician at the site, earned recognition for full environmental compliance from Fort Polk's Environment and Natural Resources Management Division Feb. 19. Since Milerski joined Oak Grove, the subcontractor to Raytheon that runs DMPBAC, three years ago, DMPBAC has seen no reportable environmental accidents.

  • Vanguard Focus preps 4th IBCT for Iraq

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division kicked off its first collective training exercise at Fort Stewart, Feb. 22. The operation dubbed Vanguard Focus is preparing nearly 3,500 Soldiers for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Scout training aids Iraqis in becoming air mobile qualified

    Mar 5, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - With the advent of the helicopter, airborne military operations became centered on the concept of strategic mobility, or getting the maximum number of Soldiers into the area of operations in the shortest amount of time.

  • Stewart-Hunter Leaders kickoff AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Army Emergency Relief announced the kickoff of the 68th annual AER Campaign, March 1. The campaign, which runs from March 1 through May 15, began at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield with a small, early morning ceremony over donuts and coffee at the Fort Stewart Army Community Service building.

  • GA National Guard units return to Fort Stewart from Afghanistan

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Georgia's 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry is the third group - and so far, the largest - of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to arrive at Truscott Air Terminal from their year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The more than 400 citizen-Soldiers touched down in two waves, with some coming in around 11:15 p.m., Feb. 28, and the remaining troopers at about 3 a.m., March 1.

  • Colors cased by 87th CSSB in preparation for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade cased their colors at Marne Garden, March 1 in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 4th IBCT hosts Stewart Black History Month observance

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A large presence of Marne Division Soldiers and several civilians gathered at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, wrapping up the month of February with a sequence of events celebrating African American history. The celebration included poetry, dance, song and food, in honor of Black History Month.

  • FORSCOM, USARC 'BRAC Express' on track

    Mar 4, 2010

    Just as a locomotive builds momentum as it leaves a station, the ongoing efforts to relocate U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg, N.C., is steadily picking up steam.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • U.S. Forces advise, befriend Iraqi Police in Dhi Qar

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Scouting the border: Cavalry assisting border guards in Iraq

    Mar 3, 2010

    The border between Iraq and Iran is heavily guarded, with numerous forts on both sides. However, illegal weapons and other dangerous items are still carried into Iraq by smugglers who supply extremists fighting against the Iraqi government.

  • Keeping watch on critical pieces

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Long time intelligence expert retires after 46 years service

    Mar 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, GA (March 1, 2010) - One of U.S. Army Forces Command's (FORSCOM) veteran intelligence experts retired here Feb. 28 after more than 46 years conducting, managing and supporting Army military intelligence activities in the United States, Europe, Vietnam, Korea and Southwest Asia. Melvin W. Kerns, who was the assistant deputy chief of Staff, G-2 at FORSCOM at retirement, started with the Army's largest command in January 1984.

  • Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan to get new MultiCam uniforms, boots, gear

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will be issued the new "MultiCam" fire-resistant Army Combat Uniform complete with new Mountain Combat Boots and MultiCam-patterned Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, gear beginning in July.

  • Observers set to ensure safe, fair Iraqi national elections

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers across Iraq have been assisting various stakeholders with their efforts to ensure that the national elections held March 7, are run fairly and safely.

  • U.S. engineers train Haitians to assess building damage

    Mar 1, 2010

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command partnered with Army engineers, Navy Seebees, and engineers from the Air Force to train Haitian engineers on building assessment, to ensure Haitian citizens are living in structurally-sound buildings.

  • Elections part of big picture in Iraq

    Feb 27, 2010

    Iraqi police are preparing themselves for the elections in Iraq. With the help of U.S. forces, they have been working to build a safe and secure environment, not only during the elections, but long after the last ballot is cast.

  • Army Recruiting Tops In the Southeast

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For many teenagers and young adults, the Army can be a "once-in-a-lifetime chance." That's what it was for Col. Glenn Richie, commander of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, when he chose the Army as his career path while a college freshman. "From that one-chance encounter (with a recruiter), I received the opportunity of a lifetime," he said. "I've been blessed to travel the country, and lead some of the best men and women in the U.S. Army."

  • Plan to reduce warrior tasks, battle drills forwarded to CSA

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training said he hopes the current warrior tasks and battle drills that all Soldiers are expected to know will be reduced significantly to stop what he called "task paralysis."

  • Steel Spike seniors get gut check: Soldiers shooters first

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade recently gave their senior leaders a "gut check" during a two-day exercise to test tactical and technical knowledge and offer a reminder that all Soldiers are "shooters first."

  • Polk NCO story proof that heroes still exist, inspire

    Feb 26, 2010

    Newspaper writers are taught to be objective in their reporting. We are urged to avoid getting "too close" with the subject of our work, to shun the use of first-person pronouns and keep away from editorializing, or giving personal opinions, about the people or topics we cover. Sometimes that is easier said than done.

  • 5-25 Field Artillery acclimates, learns in Utah

    Feb 26, 2010

    Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted infantry tactics training at Camp Williams, Utah, Feb. 15-16. The 5-25 FA Soldiers are in Utah to perform artillery tasks as part of off-post training exercises supporting the Patriot Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. However, the 5-25 FA "Red Legs" took time to take infantry tactics classes that they might actually be called upon to perform during deployment.

  • 48th Chem Bde converges on Fort Polk

    Feb 26, 2010

    Commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants from five chemical battalions and 27 companies across the 48th Chemical Brigade gathered at Fort Polk Feb. 17-19 for the first brigade off-site training event of the brigade's history.

  • Brigade deploys first task force in 65 years

    Feb 26, 2010

    Forty-two Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently deployed to Afghanistan to act as combat advisors to Afghan security forces. In short, they will get to practice what they preach. The 42 Soldiers of Task Force Tiger are the first Soldiers of the 162nd Inf Bde to deploy as a task force in support of combat operations since World War II. These Soldiers will fill a variety of roles as advisors for Afghan Security Forces.

  • Medic completes specialized training

    Feb 26, 2010

    Most of the Soldiers going through combat advisor training at Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade are from the National Guard and Reserve components of the Army. However, The 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde, recently put an active-duty Soldier through the rigors of combat advisor training.

  • Polk NCO overcomes obstacle to lead way

    Feb 26, 2010

    Fort Polk's Staff Sgt. Nathan Brown lost half a leg during combat operations. Despite challenges, Brown serves as a trainer with JRTC Operations Group.

  • U.S. military assesses outlying support network in Haiti

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general of Joint Task Force-Haiti met with local non-governmental organizations and a U.S. Army civil affairs team during a visit to discuss the needs of communities outside the nation's capital.

  • Patches fly on COB Basra

    Feb 26, 2010

    Effects cell Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division donned combat patches Feb. 15, 2010, during a ceremony in the Overlord conference room in the General John W. Vessey Headquarters Building at Contingency Operating Base, Iraq. As he entered the room for a scheduled briefing, Lt. Col. Ralph L. Kauzlarich, deputy chief of staff for effects, asked Sgt. Major Wade P. Wells, the cell's sergeant major, if everyone who was supposed to be at the meeting had arrived.

  • Fort Irwin breaks ground on new barracks, company HQ

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A nondescript lot with a few tumbleweeds and sage bushes out in the High Desert will soon become a hub of activity for Soldiers at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center as leaders at Fort Irwin broke ground on an $18 million unaccompanied enlisted barracks and company operations facility on Thursday afternoon.

  • Paintball has a healing affect

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - One hundred and twenty recently redeployed Soldiers for new friendships and practiced teamwork as part of a resiliency program at Fort Sill.

  • Sledgehammer on the lookout

    Feb 26, 2010

    Sgt. Anthony Vasquez, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, provides security Feb. 16, 2010, as leaders of the 1st Bn., 15 Inf. Regt., the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team and members of the Director General take soil samples in Diwaniyah, Iraq. The samples were taken to determine if land was suitable for "tunnel houses," low-tech versions of greenhouses.

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