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  • Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey spread joy to Fort Bragg

    Feb 12, 2010

    Tuesday was a day for clowning around and good laughs as Dave and Cherie, the ambassadors of laughter from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus visited Fort Bragg. The two performed for Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion as well as for students at Bowley and Murray elementary schools to spread cheer and the word that the circus is coming to town.

  • Warrior ethos: Paratrooper saves gunner from burning vehicle

    Feb 12, 2010

    Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action. On May 17, 2009, in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, 1st Lt. Luis Reyes twice entered a burning vehicle to rescue his injured gunner, Spc. Robert Mayes. The two men were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Afghan strategy bears fruit, Iraq on track

    Feb 12, 2010

    Noting signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan "is beginning to bear fruit," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates also said during an interview aired Monday that the effort to build up Iraq's security forces and move forward with the U.S. drawdown plan there remains on track.

  • Local trucking company assists small Army bases

    Feb 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The small bases in Iraq, known as spokes to the larger bases' hubs, survive on the logistics and sustainment support from those nearby hubs.

  • Soldiers in Iraq prepare for stateside hurricanes

    Feb 12, 2010

    While Soldiers from the 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), prepare to re-deploy in early March, they are simultaneously preparing for their stateside mission should a hurricane hit the Mississippi gulf coast.

  • Previously injured Soldiers return to JBB

    Feb 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Eight Soldiers who were injured while serving in Iraq returned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Feb. 5 during Operation Proper Exit Four, to tell their stories and witness the changes the country has undergone since they last served here.

  • 5/7 Cav takes 'reins' of command at FOB Falcon

    Feb 11, 2010

    The leaders of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Stewart, took command of their area of responsibility in Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Jan. 22.

  • Son of 3rd CAB Soldier headed to West Point

    Feb 11, 2010

    Brian Calkins, a former JROTC student at Richmond Hill High School, is thankful that his parents taught him how to set goals and reach them. Recently, that skill, along with a 3.7 GPA, helped the high school senior reach the goal of a lifetime - acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Hunter Army Airfield community holds prayer breakfast

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - About 50 Servicemembers and civilians shared a mouth-watering breakfast at the Soldiers Inn Dining Facility at Hunter Army Airfield at 7 a.m., Feb. 4. The group gathered to remember the National Day of Prayer and the value that prayer has for our servicemembers on Hunter and for people in all areas of the world.

  • Stewart-Hunter assists in Haitian disaster relief

    Feb 11, 2010

    As the Ghostriders of 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, departs from LSA Sustainer, Haiti, the devastation of the country becomes more and more apparent.

  • 5/7 Cav takes 'reins' of command at FOB Falcon

    Feb 11, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The leaders of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Stewart, took command of their area of responsibility in Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Jan. 22.

  • 3rd ESC On Facebook!

    Feb 11, 2010

  • Stewart, Hunter hold Town Halls

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, Col. Kevin Milton headed Fort Stewart's last full-blown town hall meeting at Club Stewart, Feb. 4 as he encouraged residents to continue communicating with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leadership via dial-the-boss, ICE comments, Ask Rocky and other social media available on the Team Stewart Web site.

  • Wounded Battle Boar Soldier looks forward to returning to his unit

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Three weeks ago, Sgt. Charles Barr, Company B, 1 Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, was on a routine dismounted patrol with his platoon in Kirkuk, Iraq. They found no suspicious persons or activity and were headed back to their vehicles when the Americus, Ga., native was struck by small arms fire.

  • Logistics Soldiers provide unique capability in Haiti

    Feb 11, 2010

    As part of the first wave of Soldiers to hit the ground in Haiti, some 900 from the 7th Sustaiment Brigade are providing unique, yet critical logistical support.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: It's more than 'gas and go' for fleet manager

    Feb 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - There are not many people you will find who have been working in the same place for 30 years. But should you decide to find such a person, look no further than John Brinson at the Fort Stewart Transportation Motor Pool. As the TMP Fleet Manager for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Brinson manages the wide array of cars, trucks, and busses for the installation.

  • Bronco Soldiers receive new commanders during week of celebrations

    Feb 9, 2010

    Just three months after returning from a year-long deployment to Northern Iraq, the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ("Broncos") received new commanders for its six battalions during a week of ceremonies at Sills Field Jan. 26-28.

  • U.S., Iraqi forces comission joint training facility in marshes

    Feb 9, 2010

    U.S. and Iraqi leaders joined in the marshlands of southern Maysan Province Feb. 4 to celebrate the official grand opening of the Common Training Center on Joint Security Station Umm Sa'ah.

  • A different kind of mission

    Feb 8, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has deployed before, but never like this. The 3d ESC completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq in August 2009. Now, the unit is in Haiti. The command's Soldiers didn't expect to be deployed again so soon, but Haiti's January 12th earthquake changed all that.

  • 2nd CAB helps allies prepare for OEF

    Feb 8, 2010

    2-2 CAB Soldiers help ROK Army aviators prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army Sustainment Command Team in Haiti

    Feb 8, 2010

    Wrecked Presidential Palace just one sign of devastation witnessed by Army Sustainment Command team in Haiti.

  • Haiti's main seaport making progress

    Feb 7, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's main seaport is improving capacity and capability daily as a result of teamwork and leadership from logistics experts from across the world. A partnership bewtween the US Military, USAID, and international agencies has resulted in a significant improvement to Haiti's main port capacitiy after major damage due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

  • Sustainers contribute to World Food Program in Haiti

    Feb 6, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Col. (P) Robin Akin and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant Sr. visited a World Food Program distribution point Feb. 6 to thank UN forces and talk with Haitians receiving aid at the site. Akin and Tennant form the command team for Joint Logistics Command - Haiti whose mission is to work in partnership with US and international aid agencies to provide logistics support and expertise to the relief effort here.

  • JTF-H continues to provide support to World Food Program, Haitian people.

    Feb 6, 2010

    Joint Task Force Aca,!" Haiti is in its seventh day of continuing to support the World Food ProgramAca,!a,,cs structured bulk food distribution program here today.

  • Scorched but not scarred: a hero's valor honored

    Feb 6, 2010

    Pfc. Cameron Hebert of 17th Fires Brigade, United States Division-South receives Purple Heart after being wounded with a molotov cocktail while on patrol in southern Iraq.

  • Basrah opens nursing college

    Feb 6, 2010

    The medical care of southern Iraq will be getting a big boost in a few years, thanks to the opening of the first 4-year Bachelor of Nursing college in Basrah.

  • Providing for the future

    Feb 6, 2010

    Soldiers of the 36th Sustainment Brigade deliver school supplies to children outside Nasiriyah, Iraq.

  • Sustainers hit the ground running in Haiti

    Feb 5, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) landed at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port Au Prince Feb. 3, to support relief operations in Haiti.

  • Strength through friendship

    Feb 5, 2010

    Story highlights key leader engagement between 36th SB commander and local sheikhs to work on projects in southern Iraq.

  • Military postal service to begin in Haiti

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. postal inspectors have arrived in Haiti to conduct security assessments and help prepare to set up an Army post office, as well as to assist with the restoration of mail service to the earthquake-ravaged country.

  • Upbeat briefing helps to answer joint base questions

    Feb 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - How the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord organization affects its employees, customers and tenants, what Initial Operational Capability means to the workforce, and what changes the new alignment creates in work flow and administration, were important questions on the minds of those most affected on Monday. The command team of the new JBLM Garrison addressed those issues with back-to-back briefings at McChord and Carey theaters, conducted within hours of the ceremony that heralded the Department of Defense's newest joint base.

  • Post top NCO to take 18th Airborne Corps position

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Command Sergeant Major CSM Earl Rice was selected to be the command sergeant major of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday.

  • Savannah leaders learn of budget cuts

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - Leaders from Savannah and outlying communities took time from their busy schedules for lunch at the Hunter Club with Brig. Gen. Jeffery Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, to learn about budget cuts at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield and their operational status, Jan. 27.

  • 3/15 Inf prepares for combat

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Since the beginning of the New Year, the operational tempo has increased for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division as Soldiers prepare for deployment. A recent field exercise has helped the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment transform out of its old armored mindset and move one step closer toward combat readiness.

  • 3rd ID hosts MLK celebration

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Most of the people sitting in the Main Post Chapel were too young to have witnessed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give his "I Have a Dream" speech from the Washington Monument on Aug. 28, 1963. Many hadn't even been born yet when the leader was assassinated April 4, 1968.

  • 'Eyes in the sky' help boots on ground

    Feb 4, 2010

    It's a bird; it's a plane...well, sort of. It's called the Shadow 200, a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle that Soldiers assigned to the 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion are using to help support the Vanguard Brigade's current training and future combat missions. A team of UAV specialists launched the pilot-less air vehicle from Evans Army Airfield, Jan. 27, providing intelligence information to 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers conducting a platoon-level, live-fire exercise at a Fort Stewart training area.

  • '1st Lightning' Soldiers support Wildcats on 'GameDay'

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kans-A partnership became stronger Jan. 30. More than 150 Soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division showed up at Bramlage Coliseum, home of the Kansas State University Wildcats men's basketball team, to support the Wildcats on ESPN's nationally televised College GameDay show. The hour-long show is a pre-game broadcast, featuring college basketball analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Reece Davis and Hubert Davis, who hash out the day's predictions and highlight the stand-out players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's basketball program.

  • About FORSCOM

    Feb 3, 2010

    Homepage left navigation bar link to staff organization chart.

  • FORSCOM recognizes 69th ADA culinary team for excellence in food service competition

    Feb 3, 2010

    At Fort Hood, a post packed with tankers, cavalry troops and infantry grunts, even cooks have their place. As the sole providers of hot chow while units train in the field and labor in combat zones, food service specialists uphold a vital mission that helps set the foundation for success on the battlefield. Quite literally, they fuel the Army. A team of hard-charging food service Soldiers from Fort Hood's own 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is certainly no exception to excellence when it comes to serving food. From March to November 2009, the team changed its pace a bit and dished up some stiff competition in the 42nd annual, Army-wide Phillip A. Connelly Competition for Excellence in Food Service. Gen. Charles Campbell, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, recognized the seven-man team of Soldiers Tuesday at III Corps' headquarters building for taking top honors at the FORSCOM level in June 2009 and finishing as the runner-up team for the Department of the Army just four months later.

  • 1st Infantry Division takes command of United States Division-South

    Feb 3, 2010

    Story highlights the transfer of authority ceremony between the 1st Infantry Division and 34th Infantry Division in southern Iraq at the helm of United States Division-South. This concludes a ten-month tenure for the 34th Inf. Div., a Minnesota National Guard division.

  • CSA checks training of new 'combat advisors' at JRTC

    Feb 3, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the newly organized 162nd Infantry Brigade, responsible for training combat advisors for Iraq and Afghanistan, during his trip to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Jan. 29.

  • Wagonmasters deliver school supplies to Iraqi children

    Feb 3, 2010

    JEDELLAH SOFLA, Iraq - Members of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) delivered boxes of school supplies to Iraqi children Jan. 20 in Jedellah Sofla, a small village near Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • New oil service center to open at JBB

    Feb 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - A new oil service center, owned and operated by local nationals, is scheduled to open Feb. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Army leaders meet to discuss drawdown plans

    Feb 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command staff hosted a conference to discuss training and logistic operations in the next six months Jan. 26 at the Oasis dining facility in the Sgt. Audie Murphy room at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • General receives Trumpet Award for inspiring others

    Feb 2, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, became a Trumpet Award recipient Saturday for his ability to inspire others.

  • Army Family Action Plan on target for 2010

    Feb 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2010) - In early January, 96 Department of the Army delegates from across the nation selected 16 of 82 pending quality-of-life issues to resolve through the Army Family Action Plan Process. The AFAP process is the principal Army program Army leaders use to enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and their Family members. The delegates who attended the DA-level conference represented the entire Army Family - Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, leaders, Family members, retirees and DA civilians.

  • Wounded warrior becomes first blind Soldier to take company command

    Feb 2, 2010

    Capt. Scotty Smiley became the first blind officer to assume company command as he accepted the guidon for a Warrior Transition Unit at West Point, N.Y., Monday.

  • Operation Unified Response transitions to Haitian self-sustainment

    Feb 2, 2010

    Joint Task Force - Haiti is beginning to transition to the next phase of its involvement in Operation Unified Response, following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti about two weeks ago.

  • Continuing the tradition

    Feb 2, 2010

    Photo release showing the 1st Infantry Division's senior noncommisioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne, placing the Big Red One combat patch on the shoulder of Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, the division's commander.

  • Mission of National Training Center at forefront of National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 1, 2010

    As Brig. Gen. (CH) Donald Rutherford spoke at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's National Prayer Breakfast on Monday morning, he emphasized the mission of the National Training Center, which is "Train the force."

  • Soldiers, civilians compete in Baghdad 'Iron Chef' competition

    Jan 31, 2010

    With only an hour to prepare, cook and display a top-notch meal, four teams of Soldiers and Kellogg Brown & Root employees from Victory Base Complex raced around the kitchen on Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • New group of wounded vets returns to Iraq

    Jan 31, 2010

    Six wounded warriors stepped off a C-130 Hercules in Baghdad, Jan. 31, and took their first steps in Iraq after being severely wounded the last time they were here. It was the fourth time wounded servicemembers returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team delivers food to thousands

    Jan 30, 2010

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is working to feed more than 50,000 Haitians displaced by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that left much of the infrastructure of the country's capital city in shambles, killing an estimated 150,000 and leaving around 400,000 homeless.

  • Joint-base ceremony to begin new chapter for Lewis, McChord

    Jan 29, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord will begin its history at 10 a.m. Monday when Col. Thomas H. Brittain cases the colors of Fort Lewis' U.S. Army Garrison and unfurls those of the Joint Base Garrison.

  • Paratroopers continue to sustain Haiti relief effort

    Jan 29, 2010

    Eight pallets of medical supplies left Fort Bragg, N.C., last night for the Haiti relief effort, and the post continues to send containers of water and rations to be air-dropped onto the island.

  • Jan. 29, 2010 - Statement on Wanat Investigation

    Jan 29, 2010

    "I have directed the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles Campbell, to review the recommendations and take action as he deems appropriate with regard to Army personnel identified in the report within 90 days. "We remain in close contact with the families of our fallen from this battle, and they will be invited to a comprehensive briefing on the investigation following Gen. Campbell's actions. "We must be an Army that is committed to continuous self-assessment and improvement. Analysis of this investigation's findings provides us the opportunity to better ensure we are doing everything possible to safeguard the lives and treasure entrusted to us while ensuring mission success."

  • Study reveals patriotic, active kids suffer less deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    Adolescents who believe that America supports the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Soldiers are making a difference in the world are less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress when their parent deploys, according to research unveiled Thursday.

  • Females excel in male-dominated field

    Jan 29, 2010

    Females are becoming more and more prevalent in military flight crews. Being a woman in a male-dominated field can be an intimidating obstacle for many to overcome. However, Staff Sgt. Katie Replogle and Spc. Bernice Garcia have managed to find a way to fit in.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' concert to feature official presidential fanfare ensemble

    Jan 28, 2010

    The official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, will join the Army Ground Forces Band for a free concert at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 6.

  • Army vessel supporting Haiti relief effort

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Runny Mede, a U.S. Army logistics support vessel from the 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., docked at the Port-Au-Prince Seaport Jan. 25, in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Worship 2.0: services go next generation

    Jan 28, 2010

    It might not make sense to a mathematician, but the Fort McPherson chaplaincy is adding through subtraction. With the ChapelNext program, the chaplaincy hopes to add a contemporary worship experience by subtracting some previous traditions.

  • Band Geek: brigade surgeon rediscovers his musical roots

    Jan 28, 2010

    Maj. Gary Eberly, head surgeon for the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, rediscovers his interest in playing the guitar during his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Raven Takes Flight For North

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Test Area 3 became the scene of a popular Fox news show Jan. 19 during a visit by retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. The highly decorated and once controversial Marine officer is now a political commentator, bestselling author and television host of "War Stories with Oliver North" on the Fox News Channel. During his Redstone Arsenal visit, the Fox cameras were focused on the Raven unmanned aircraft system, and the Soldiers and Program Executive Office for Aviation employees behind its success on the battlefield.

  • Haiti quake hits close to home

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Pvt. Laron Ellis said news of the earthquake in Haiti hit him particularly hard because his wife and several member of his immediate family were there for a funeral.

  • Army's newest leaders welcomed into elite corps of Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    BAGHDAD- In keeping with a long-standing Army tradition, 21 Soldiers from I Corps' Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Courage, were inducted into the noncommissioned officers corps Jan. 23, joining an elite group of Soldiers who are known as the backbone of the Army. Tradition, traced back to the Army of Fredrick the Great, required Soldiers to stand watch for four nights before achieving full NCO status. On the first night, the inductees offered a gift of brandy and bread to junior Soldiers. The second night, the company's NCOs were offered beer and tobacco. Inductees offered the first sergeant a glass of wine and a piece of tobacco on a tin plate during the third night of watch.

  • Families Support Deployed Soldiers: Family Members Join Together to Walk the Distance to Iraq/Afghan

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 spouses, Family Members, Soldiers and others kicked off their "Walk/Run to Iraq/Afghanistan and Back" with a spirited display of love and support for 3rd ID Warriors defending America in those countries.

  • Explosive detection team train at Stewart furniture store

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga </B>-- Sergeant Terry Young and his partner, Staff Sgt. Wero, have a dangerous job, which makes their training all the more important for both of them. The two make up an explosive detection team, consisting of dog and dog handler assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 385th Military Police Battalion. Their skills as a team were tested during a training exercise conducted in Fort Stewart's Furniture Store warehouse, Jan. 21.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • 3rd ID Honors Fallen at Warriors Walk

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The cold, constant rain and the sky's gray clouds seemed fitting for the somber tree dedication ceremony at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, Jan. 21. Family Members, friends and comrades gathered on a soggy Cottrell Field, huddled under several tents in the pouring rain, to commemorate and honor the memory of three fallen Soldiers.

  • Congressional staff members suit up for day of Soldiering with 4th IBCT

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga--Georgia congressional staff members got a taste of the Army life during a visit to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 21. Jerr Rosenbaum and Norah Jones, chief of staff and senior policy advisor for U.S. Representative Jack Kingston, suited up at Small Arms Range Delta for a lesson in Soldiering hosted by the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • 3rd ID Soldier to join 2010 Soldier Show

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq -<b> "I have been playing the piano since I was eight, nine, ten years old. But I realized I wanted to be a performer when I saw the Michael Jackson 'Billie Jean' video while I was in middle school," said Sgt. Kevin Cherry, a saxophonist and singer with the 3rd Infantry Division Band. Unbeknownst to Sgt. Cherry, that initial intrigue with the "King of Pop" would place him among top performers in the U.S. Army. Since seeing that music video, Sgt. Cherry has had many experiences in the musical world. While attending Grambling State University, in Louisiana, he was the sole male member of the Orchesis Dance Company, a dance troupe that performed at football halftime shows.

  • Exceptional Leaders Worthy of Battlefield Promotion

    Jan 27, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - For Soldiers in the rank of sergeant or below who are deemed to be of the utmost caliber by their brigade commander and brigade command sergeant major, certain requirements to earn the rank of sergeant or staff sergeant can be waived under the battlefield promotion program. Battlefield promotions remove many of the standard requirements for promotions and instead impose their own specific requirements and restrictions.

  • 10th Trans Co deploys to Haiti for humanitarian mission

    Jan 27, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.-- As Soldiers across Fort Stewart prepare for deployments supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Infantry Division embarked on a different mission. More than 150 Soldiers deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response., Jan. 23. The unit will join military members across all five services in providing humanitarian relief efforts to the survivors of the earthquake-ravaged nation.

  • Spur ride proves 'nice, stressful' event for 3-89 Cav Soldiers

    Jan 27, 2010

    Attempting to join the Order of the Spur, 89 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division participated in a traditional "Spur Ride," Jan. 7-8. The Order of the Spur is a time-honored tradition for cavalry scouts, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Semerena, squadron command sergeant major for 3-89 Cav.

  • Fort Polk barracks renovations enhance Soldiers' lives

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - At the forefront of Fort Polk's Directorate of Public Works mission is the Barracks Modernization Program. Renovations to aging barracks are expected to increase the lifespan and improve the quality of life for unaccompanied enlisted personnel. However, Fort Polk's version of the Barracks Modernization is slightly different than the rest of the Army.

  • Combat advisors learn to spot IED signs

    Jan 27, 2010

    Fortunately, a misstep was only part of a training exercise on the dismounted IED lane conducted Jan. 9 by Company A, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, to familiarize combat advisor teams with the threats they'll face on their impending deployments. The dismounted IED lane on North Fort Polk completes a full day of IED-defeat instruction as part of the 60-day training cycle for combat advisors conducted by the 162nd Infantry Brigade. Most of the teams will serve as advisors for local national forces like the Afghan National Army or Iraqi police in combat zones.

  • 'Houn Dawgs' finding IEDs in Afghanistan

    Jan 27, 2010

    Missouri's "Houn Dawgs" of the 203rd Engineer Battalion are sniffing out improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and rendering them harmless.

  • First lady announces family program budget boost

    Jan 27, 2010

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request calls for a record $8.8 billion for military family support programs, First Lady Michelle Obama told military spouses Tuesday at Bolling Air Force Base.

  • Pay, medical, family issues highlight budget request

    Jan 27, 2010

    Recognizing the nation's responsibility to support its men and women in uniform and their families, President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors.

  • Franks recommends streamlining disability evaluations

    Jan 26, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick Franks Jr. says to streamline the medical evaluation board process by eliminating "dual" disability ratings.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central tackles H1N1 during information exchange with Uzbekistan

    Jan 26, 2010

    Third Army's most recent theatre security cooperation event addressed an important issue in the global community, the H1N1 virus. The exchange was organized after Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army Commanding General, met with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2009. As a direct result of that meeting, an immediate need was determine for an exchange of information between the two countries on the H1N1 pandemic. Webster directed Third Army to organize the event and his Soldiers quickly took the task on. Using lessons learned from its own experience with the virus, Third Army held the three day exchange with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense in early January.

  • Commander Will Lead MP Company She Served In As A Specialist Back to Iraq

    Jan 26, 2010

    The last time she was in Iraq, Tara Dawe was Spec. Dawe in the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company. When she returns later this year, as the 442nd deploys for a second time, she'll be Captain Dawe, the company's commander.

  • Army Reserve readies only aviation brigade for deployment to Haiti

    Jan 26, 2010

    The only Army Reserve aviation brigade, the 244th Aviation Brigade, has geared up to deploy troops and equipment to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • Third Army Soldiers send aid to Haitian relief effort

    Jan 25, 2010

    During a time when turning on the television brings images of a country so torn apart by a recent earthquake that the true devastation is still unknown, the Soldiers of Third Army/U.S. Army Central are doing their part in hopes of bringing aid.

  • VA to begin recovery of Post-9/11 GI Bill advance payments

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning the process of recovering advance payments made available during the fall 2009 semester to servicemembers who applied for education benefits.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • Jan. 24: On the ground in Haiti with an Army public affairs NCO

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Soldier describes his experience in Haiti

  • Army takes over from Marines in Al Anbar

    Jan 25, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • Denying the enemy through friendship

    Jan 25, 2010

    Story of 1-377 FA Soldiers, part of United States Division-South, patrol a market in southern Iraq to make friends in order to help lower the amount of mortar attacks on Contingency Operating Base Basra

  • Brothers in arms

    Jan 25, 2010

    Story highlights the Hohmann brothers of Sheboygan, Wis., who have now both been deployed with separate elements of the 1st Infantry Division to Iraq.

  • Air Cav conducts hoist training to prepare for emergencies

    Jan 25, 2010

    From the ground, it appears a daunting prospect - being hoisted 75 feet in the air to a hovering UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. In the face of an emergency medical situation, especially when there is no clear area for aircraft to land, the task becomes a necessity. These were some of the conditions medevac crew chiefs from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade faced when they undertook hoist training Jan. 21. Training with hoists is not common in Iraq due to mostly flat surfaces which makes the opportunity to use the hoist valuable, said Chief Warrant Officer Brian Rinck, from Hillsboro, Ore., a standardizations pilot for 1st ACB, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center.

  • Army Secretary directs Fort Hood accountability review

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Army will conduct a review to determine if leaders were negligent in their supervision of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Defense Department officials announced last week.

  • 'Cold Steel' welcomes New Year with a bang

    Jan 23, 2010

    C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Tank Table 6 gunnery in early January.

  • Fort Irwin Red Cross station hosts volunteer drive

    Jan 23, 2010

    Fort Irwin Red Cross station hosted a volunteer drive at the post exchange Jan. 16. The station has also fielded questions from the Fort Irwin community concerning donations.

  • Haitian American Soldier reacts to homeland disaster

    Jan 23, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - When Sgt. Marinez Cadet saw news reports of a massive earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12, she immediately ran to the phone. "I heard it on TV and called my dad to make sure everyone was OK," said Cadet, a mail clerk with the 547th Transportation Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • American Forces Network access to be expanded in theater

    Jan 23, 2010

    United States Forces - Iraq is beginning a new initiative to standardize the American Forces Network's broadcasting capabilities on all enduring bases in theater.

  • Camp Adder area Soldiers visit local shaykhs, pump houses

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 546th Maintenance Company and the 36th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) met with local leaders Jan. 18 and visited the four pump stations along the Euphrates River that provide water to Camp Adder and Camp Cedar II, Iraq.

  • Adder area leaders meet, discuss US, Iraqi relations

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - The 36th Sustainment Brigade and Shaykh Uday Aber Fahed Al Shrshap, of the Bdure Tribe, hosted a key leader engagement Jan. 20 at Al Shrshap's home to strengthen the relationship between U.S. forces and the local population

  • Country singers entertain at Camp Adder

    Jan 23, 2010

    CAMP ADDER, Iraq - Country singers Kellie Pickler, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser performed a concert Jan. 17 as part of a United Service Organizations tour at memorial hall at Camp Adder, Iraq.

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