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  • 'Dagger' brigade deactivates BSTB, reactivates 82nd Engineer Battalion

    Oct 27, 2014

    In a ceremony Oct. 16 on Cavalry Parade Field, Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's, Special Troops Battalion deactivated the BSTB and reactivated as the 82nd Engineer Battalion. The battalion is deeply rooted in the 1st Inf. Div. footprint, as it served under the division in North Africa and Sicily in World War II, served in Germany during the Cold War and with 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • White Devils show off expeditionary capabilities and ingenuity to 82nd Airborne Division CG

    Oct 26, 2014

    As the White Devils of 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, wrap up their mission in Afghanistan, they held a static display to demonstrate their expeditionary capabilities for the 82nd's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke, at their compound on Kandahar Airfield, Oct. 24, 2014.

  • Red Warrior NCO honored for being top CREW specialist in battalion

    Oct 26, 2014

    After being in Afghanistan for nearly eight months, the Soldiers of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Inf. Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, are finally winding their mission down. The responsibility of patrolling outlying sectors around Kandahar Airfield has been replaced by conducting base security. Along with their new assignment, there is still plenty of work to do as they prepare to turn in and transfer a large amount of equipment to their replacements before redeploying home.

  • 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade loads up for mission to Africa

    Oct 25, 2014

  • U.S., Canadian EOD troops hold training exercise

    Oct 24, 2014

    American and Canadian Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops trained to defeat explosive devices at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Aviator receives safety award

    Oct 24, 2014

    After many years of service and hours of flying all over the world without fail, a 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, aviator was presented a prestigious award Oct. 3. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Sanders, standardization officer, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., won the U.S. Army Forces Command Aircrew Member Safety Award for logging more than 4,000 flight hours without any aviation accidents or mishaps resulting in damage or injury.

  • Brigade commander shares lifelong experiences with UT El Paso crowd

    Oct 24, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas -- A brigade commander shared childhood memories and expressed gratitude to service members, veterans and other military supporters at a University of Texas at El Paso military appreciation breakfast here recently.

  • Arrowhead howitzers, crews take to the sky at Yakima

    Oct 24, 2014

    Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, Washington, the twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carried the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close air support.

  • 570th Sapper Company returns home

    Oct 24, 2014

    The building erupted in screams and cheers of happiness as approximately 50 Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., entered signifying the end of a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train with their Marine counterparts

    Oct 24, 2014

    In the world of artillery, there are a lot of pieces that work together to ensure that each round finds its target.

  • Riding the Major Howze Mobility Exercise with a Blackhorse veteran

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Horse Detachment helped to preserve the tradition of the cavalry by competing in the National Cavalry Competition with an 11th ACR veteran, Paul Scholtz, during the Major Howze Mobility Exercise on September 18th at Fort Reno, Oklahoma.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • Vanguards compete for top shot in 2014 International Sniper Competition

    Oct 24, 2014

    Two sniper teams from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, competed in the 2014 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 20-24.

  • 1st Brigade grows more lethal, flexible, agile

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Warrior Brigade became stronger and more versatile than ever Friday after it fell in line with the Army's plan in one of the service's largest organizational changes since World War II. Leaders of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) held a transformation ceremony on Fort Drum to welcome former Spartan Soldiers and their unit colors from the recently inactivated 3rd Brigade Combat Team to its ranks.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team even more combat-ready, mission-capable

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (LI), gathered alongside distinguished guests, Families and friends to celebrate the brigade's transformation during a ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex. The change occurred after the deactivation of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and it falls in line with the Army's 2020 force restructuring plan. The plan increased the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's total combat power by nearly 1,000 Soldiers gained from the deactivated unit.

  • 2-15 FA works air-assault capability

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted training on sling-load operations and air-assault raids in Fort Drum training areas last week to prepare for an upcoming 2nd Brigade Combat Team Mountain Peak rotation and, ultimately, howitzer section table two qualifications.

  • 2-14 Infantry conducts Operation Battle Rattle

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Six companies assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in Operation Battle Rattle, a combined three-part training event that took place Oct.15-16 on Fort Drum.

  • Deployed service members celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 23, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force-10 hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month observance here Oct. 10. The celebration highlighted the achievements of Hispanics, both in and outside of the military. The 82nd CAB brought a little bit of Hispanic America to Afghan-istan, taking minds off of the dangers lying just beyond the concrete barriers by providing cultural enlightenment through entertainment.

  • From the front: NCO looks to mentors, draws on experience to shape leadership style

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There are many approaches to military leadership, many situations that affect leadership, and many ways to develop one's style. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Angelo, acting first sergeant with C Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and a recent recipient of the Maj. Gen. Aubrey "Red" Newman Award, shared events that have influenced his current leadership style.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • A more lethal, flexible and agile Army

    Oct 23, 2014

    Company unit colors of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) render a salute during a transformation ceremony at Magrath Sports Complex on Fort Drum Oct. 17 to officially recognize the Warrior Brigade's alignment with the Army's brigade combat team restructuring initiative. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth A. Foss)

  • Warrior Brigade transformation ceremony

    Oct 23, 2014

    Col. Mark O'Donnell, 1st Brigade Combat Team commander addresses hundreds of attendees in a transformation ceremony held on Fort Drum at Magrath Sports Complex Oct. 17. This ceremony activated 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment into the 1BCT ranks while also inactivating the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth A. Foss)

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Think before posting on social media

    Oct 23, 2014

    Soldiers, their Family members and DOD civilian employees should be thoughtful about the content they post to online social media sites whether it is mission-related or not.

  • Army to integrate mobilization training for all components

    Oct 23, 2014

    First U.S. Army's "Bold Shift" initiative to integrate the Army's active duty, National Guard and Army Reserve is "the right thing to do" for readiness today and for the future, a Defense Department official said at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition last week.

  • 'Red Dragons' roll out to training range

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery held a convoy live fire exercise Oct. 9 here giving Soldiers a break from their regular routines to get back to the basics. The training tested Soldiers on a variety of Army warrior tasks and prepared them for contingency operations.

  • Battle-hardened Ranger shares fallen Soldiers' legacy

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There's an old adage that says, "History is made every day." However, that history does not stand the test of time unless someone is willing to share it. U.S. Army Ranger, 1st Sgt. Christopher Cunningham, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, believes in telling the story -- whether it?'s his own story or the stories of the comrades he lost.

  • I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    Senior leaders from the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force and the Canadian military gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2014, for a two-day senior leader development conference, to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army's total force policy.

  • JGSDF, US Army share mortar tactics during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members proudly demonstrated their respective mortar systems during Orient Shield 14 here, Oct. 23.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Air Cavalry Gray Eagle troopers undergo culminating exercise

    Oct 22, 2014

    Unmanned aircraft systems repairers and operators with Companies E and F, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, participated during a logistical demonstration at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 17.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • Leaders: Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Oct 21, 2014

    As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.

  • The Lancer Report: The Way of the Bayonet

    Oct 21, 2014

  • FORSCOM Counter IED Trainers Invest in Future Leaders

    Oct 21, 2014

    Training experts from U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Integration Cell (CI2C) travel from Fort Drum to help train Cadets on the enduring global threat of IEDs.

  • Soldiers pre-qualify for Air Assault School

    Oct 21, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers crossed the finish line breathing rapidly with sweat dripping from their brows after a grueling 12-mile ruck march on Fort Carson, Oct. 2. The ruck march was one of the pre-qualifying events to select five of 31 candidates from 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, to attend Air Assault School.

  • 5th CAV Soldiers build combat arms skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    Under a clear October sky, the boom of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle echoed through the arid central Texas hill country Monday afternoon at the Jack Mountain Multi-use Range, during Table 12 of gunnery training for the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Guard activates first cyber protection team, issues new shoulder sleeve insignia

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army National Guard's first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia, Oct. 7, 2014, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • SMA engages warrant officers on NCO recruitment, drawdown

    Oct 20, 2014

    As the Army continues its drawdown, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has shared many messages to educate and prepare the enlisted force for likely changes. One of those messages to Soldiers is to consider a new military occupational specialty if their current one is over-strength.

  • 4-3 ADA Conducts Joint Training

    Oct 20, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade continues to train for their assumption of Contingency Expeditionary Force or CEF later this year. Their latest training objective was to certify their Air Load Teams, to accomplish this task they convoyed with over 30 pieces of equipment to Altus Air Force Base for some hands-on training.

  • Lithuanian and U.S. anti-tank Soldiers showoff capabilities

    Oct 20, 2014

    PABRADES, Lithuania -- In a joint U.S.-Lithuanian demonstration, anti-tank Soldiers 'destroyed' a mechanized infantry battalion Oct. 16 at the Pabrades training area for an international audience.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network at NIE 15.1

    Oct 20, 2014

    In order to gain a true understanding of NIE's progression and accomplishments, senior Army leadership, government officials and thought leaders from across country received a firsthand look into the evolution and current stance of the operational network. These distinguished visitors visited NIE 15.1 at the start of the evaluations.

  • Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army's priority is restoring the armored brigade combat teams to their relevancy so they can fight with all of their platforms across the entire formation. This is being done through platform upgrades and investments in science and technology.

  • 20th CBRNE Command celebrates 10th anniversary

    Oct 20, 2014

    WHITE MARSH, Maryland -- Soldiers and civilians from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) celebrated the command's 10th anniversary here Oct. 17.

  • 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers prepare to aid in Africa Ebola response mission

    Oct 20, 2014

    About 175 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), are heading to West Africa in late October to provide their communications equipment and expertise to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak

  • U.S. Army Aviators share knowledge with infantry troops during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 19, 2014

  • U.S. Soldiers reinforce training skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 18, 2014

    Camp Higashi-Chitose, JAPAN -- Roughly 50 Soldiers from the 25th Aviation Regiment took time to reinforce map reading skills and identifying terrain features while waiting for aircraft to arrive in Japan here, Oct. 18.

  • U.S. Army EOD Soldier pulls grenade from man's leg

    Oct 17, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldier removed a grenade from a man's leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • Commander presents integrated capabilities at AUSA

    Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only formation for combating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats to the nation presented at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference Wednesday in the District of Columbia.

  • And the Award goes to…

    Oct 17, 2014

    On Oct. 7, 2014 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Electronic Warfare Cell was awarded the Association of Old Crows Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • A more lethal, flexible and agile Army

    Oct 17, 2014

    ORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Warrior Brigade became stronger and more versatile than ever Friday after they fell in line with the Army's plan in one of the service's largest organizational changes since World War II. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) held a transformation ceremony on Fort Drum Oct. 17 to welcome Spartan Soldiers and their unit colors from the recently inactivated 3rd BCT to its rank.

  • Instructors bring Gracie Defense System to Fort Drum community

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Do you know what you would do in the event of an attack? Instructors from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Light Fighters School are teaching Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members exactly how to get away from potential attackers.

  • 'Six Shooters' return from rotation to Joint Readiness Training Center

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It has been a busy summer for Soldiers from Task Force Six Shooter, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division's multifunctional aviation task force, headquartered by 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Army's new network gear supports 82nd Airborne

    Oct 16, 2014

    Establishing and fighting with the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 network in early entry missions was part of 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT)/82nd Airborne Division's training at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La.

  • Cybersecurity is Everyone's Mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    Today's Army depends on cyberspace. In fact, every sector of our national economy, our government and society relies on access to a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Maintaining our freedom to operate in cyberspace and protecting critical information is the essence of cybersecurity.

  • Army Reserve's 'Warhawks' conclude homeland defense mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    When disaster strikes, every second counts. Minutes can mean the difference between life and death, and air advantages such as speed and agility are unparalleled in providing rapid response capabilities. Enter the Army Reserve "Warhawks," part of the premier U.S. military forces available to conduct critical lifesaving and life-sustaining operations when called to serve.

  • Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops deploying to Africa, the new Army Operating Concept, and how war-fighting concepts will determine vehicle types.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

    Oct 16, 2014

    Cooperation between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security must get closer to combat the threats to America, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

  • 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

    Oct 15, 2014

    Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • 2-4 GSAB competition creates leaders

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lieutenants were tested on numerous leadership qualities to see where they would best perform in their battalion's different companies in a competition held on Fort Carson, Oct. 2. Leaders from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a competition dubbed the "Lieutenant Olympics."

  • 'Thunderbolts' return to Fort Riley, add firepower to 'Dagger' Brigade

    Oct 15, 2014

    A reactivation ceremony Oct. 9 on Custer Hill made it official that the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, will now be part of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Previously it had served under the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Riley in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Lithuania's top army leader welcomes US forces

    Oct 14, 2014

    Lithuania's top army leader and members of the public welcomed U.S. Soldiers to the former Soviet-bloc country Oct. 8 in a small ceremony, briefing and public static display of Lithuanian and U.S. military vehicles and arms.

  • 3d Cav. Regt. Soldiers chat with Afghan leaders

    Oct 14, 2014

    Outside of Assistance Platform Clark, within sight of its north eastern border, is the small village of Trakai. 2nd platoon, Apache Troop, 1st "Tiger" Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers form the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted a foot patrol to Trakai Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014, to speak with local leaders.

  • Natick ensures insect-repellent clothing is safe, effective

    Oct 14, 2014

    When it comes to insect repellent, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, makes sure Soldier uniforms are treated just right.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

    Oct 14, 2014

    Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Compass Call comes to Hunter for joint training

    Oct 13, 2014

    According to an Air Force news release, the EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. The system disrupts enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. In simple terms, the aircraft jams enemy radio signals. Electronic warfare personnel throughout 3rd Infantry Division partnered with Air Force counterparts in a training event on Hunter Army Airfield, Oct. 9. The training consisted of a capabilities brief and hands-on tour of the aircraft with Compass Call personnel.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Red Warriors promote and induct new sergeants into NCO Corps

    Oct 12, 2014

    Becoming a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army is a huge milestone in the career of an enlisted Soldier. To recognize the scale of this achievement, a ceremony was held at the Fest Tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2014, to induct 13 new "Red Warrior" sergeants into the NCO Corps.

  • Combat medics test life-saving skills in field

    Oct 12, 2014

    Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing, Sept. 24-25, 2014, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait.

  • Welcome to the backbone

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony Oct. 1 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 4th MEB trains at Missouri Airport

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, or DRE, marking the first 4th MEB exercise to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • 'Big Red One' HQ cases colors at Fort Riley, prepares to do 'what the nation needs us to do'

    Oct 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, the 1st Infantry Division's commanding general and senior noncommissioned officer, cased the "Big Red One's" colors during a ceremony Oct. 8 at Fort Riley's Victory Park. Colors for the division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were also cased in front of a crowd of post and state leaders and community members.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • Operation United Assistance

    Oct 9, 2014

    El Paso, Texas- Service members from 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion prepare to support Operation United Assistance as Sgt Ormandy Decoo instructs them on the proper use of their protective equipment at Fort Bliss, Oct. 9, 2014 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 1AD PAO)

  • Bold Shift planning highlights First Army commander's conference

    Oct 8, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army commanders and command sergeants major developed a road map for the coming months during the First Army Fall Commander's Conference, held Oct. 6-9 in the unit's headquarters here. Highlighting the conference was a rehearsal of concept drill for Operation Bold Shift, a transformation initiative that will change First Army's focus to pre-mobilization training, while maintaining the core mission of post-mobilization support to Reserve Component Soldiers.

  • Polar Bear Soldiers conduct operational force mission

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Acting as an equivalent fighting force, Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, "Polar Bears" 2nd Brigade Combat Team, set out to disrupt the movement of 1st Brigade Combat Team's Soldiers during their Mountain Peak exercise, which began Sept. 29 and was scheduled to end today on Fort Drum's training areas.

  • Golden Dragons past, present recall comrades lost in Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the lone bugler sounded Taps, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers stood stiff, straight and tall in memory of their fellow comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Mogadishu.

  • 10th Mountain Division names Junior, Senior Chefs of the Year

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Food service Soldiers from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) gathered to show their skills and vie for the title of Chef of the Year during a competition held Sept. 17 and 18 at Fort Drum.

  • 'Devil' brigade surgeon rescues choking victim

    Oct 7, 2014

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- On Sept. 20, Maj. John Thurlow, squadron surgeon, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received the Army Commendation Medal for his heroic actions the previous month.

  • EOD Soldiers respond to more than 2,000 incidents

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers responded to more than 2,000 domestic incidents during fiscal year 2014.

  • K-State Wildcats honor Fort Riley Soldiers, 'Black Lions' partners

    Oct 7, 2014

    Soldiers and leaders from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley were on hand Oct. 4 to witness Kansas State University's 45-13 victory over Texas Tech. "Big Red One" troops supported the team on the field and off, being present for the coin toss, doing pushups whenever the home team scored and cheering on the Wildcats from the stands. The football team's partner unit, the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., known as the "Black Lions," also celebrated each Wildcat touchdown with a volley of cannon fire, and the 1st Inf. Div. Band played with the K-State marching band before the game and during the halftime show.

  • 4th MEB utilizes Springfield Airport for exercise

    Oct 7, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, marking the unit's first to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • Army Reserve unit briefs active duty commanders in Army Total Force Policy environment

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 85th Support Command hosted a two-day orientation brief informing active-component brigade commanders, currently working in a Army Total Force Policy implementation between First Army Division-West, and the 85th Support Command, of Army Reserve processes and systems, Oct. 4-5, 2014, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • 4-3 ADA Conducts Certification Training

    Oct 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade recently conducted their Table VIII Certification as they continue with their training in preparation to assuming the Contingency Expeditionary Force or CEF mission later this year.

  • Welcome home, daddy

    Oct 3, 2014

    Makenzie Myers, 3, hugs her father, Staff Sgt. Zachrey Myers, during a redeployment ceremony Friday at Magrath Sports Complex. More than 115 Soldiers from 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), returned to Fort Drum after a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 3ABCT trains on decisive-action operations

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers took to the training areas of Fort Carson, Sept. 15-26, 2014, as part of the Iron Horse Focus exercise, drilling on decisive-action operations in preparation for an upcoming rotation to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

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