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  • Spartans practice mortar crew drills in Afghanistan

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, scramble to their positions during a mortar counter-fire drill at Assistance Platform Sultan Kehl, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Jan. 4. The purpose of the drill is to ensure that they are able to rapidly fire their mortar system to defend their position in the event of an enemy indirect-fire attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Spartans practice mortar crew drills in Afghanistan

    Jan 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Evans with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, directs his team as they set up their mortar system during a counter-fire drill at Assistance Platform Sultan Kehl, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Jan. 4. The drill simulated an attack on their position and was designed to help the soldiers be able to respond with mortar fires quickly and effectively. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Spartans practice mortar crew drills in Afghanistan

    Jan 7, 2014

    Pfc. Adrian Equihua of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, carries a mortar round to his team's mortar emplacement during a drill held at Assistance Platform Sultan Kehl, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Jan. 4. The drill tested the soldiers' ability to respond to an enemy attack on their position with fast and decisive mortar fire. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Spartans turn wrenches in Afghanistan

    Jan 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Nicolas Honeycutt and Spc. Jerome Worthy from Eagle Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division repairs the Rocket Propelled Grenade Net on a MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected on Assistance Platform Sultan Kehl in Wardak province, Afghanistan Jan. 4. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Using the Gap Reduction Model to analyze military logistics support

    Jan 7, 2014

    The Gap Reduction Model is a framework for analyzing and evaluating logistics support required by operating forces.

  • Unit Training Management handbook gets update

    Jan 7, 2014

    The new edition of The Leader's Guide to Unit Training Management (UTM) is available on the Army Training Network https://atn.army.mil/. ATN is the one-stop shop for training products and resources. It is managed by the Army's Training Management Directorate (TMD).

  • Farewell to a True Patriot

    Jan 5, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, bids farewell to Capt. David Wilson as he returns home from Afghanistan to prepare for ranger school and his next assignment. Wilson has been with the brigade since March 2010, serving as the commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, with his most recent assignment being at Headquarters and Headquarters Company Brigade as a plans officer.

  • Securing Advisors in Nangarhar

    Jan 5, 2014

    Guardian Angels with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, help secure a Security Forces Advise and Assist Team making their way to the the Nangarhar Province police headquarters Jan. 2, 2014, to discuss election security with their counterparts.

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • Lt. Gen. Talley visits Camp Santiago Urban Assault Training Site

    Jan 3, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general U.S. Army Reserve Command visits the new Urban Assault Training site at Camp Santiago on Puerto Rico Dec 15.

  • Kicking leadership focus to the front at Army All American Bowl

    Jan 3, 2014

    Motivational speaker Fran Kick visited San Antonio to present a message to a group of community leaders and educators attending the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. His message was "the more you put into something, the more you get out of it and leadership is no exception. He used several examples to illustrate that there is a difference in someone understanding the practice of leadership verses practicing their understanding of leadership, and he pointed out the difference in leading verses having a title or position.

  • Soldiers use Stryker chemical reconnaissance vehicles during live-fire exercise

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • Afghans talk security with Spartans on retrograded base

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 71st Calvary Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division move away from the helicopter landing zone after arriving on Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Paktika province, Afghanistan Dec. 26 for a security meeting between their leadership and the Afghan national security forces who now occupy the former U.S. Army base. The meeting discussed the Afghan national security force's efforts toward securing the province ahead of the 2014 elections. Forward Operating Base Orgun-E was transferred to Afghan security forces within the last six months. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Afghans talk security with Spartans on retrograded base

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 71st Calvary Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division guard the security meeting Dec. 26 on Forward Operating Base Orgun-E between their leadership and the Afghan national security forces who now occupy the base in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The meeting discussed the Afghan national security force's efforts toward securing the province ahead of the 2014 elections. Forward Operating Base Orgun-E was transferred to Afghan security forces within the last six months. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Afghans talk security with Spartans on retrograded base

    Jan 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Col. Sam Whitehurst, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division pays his respects to the memorial honoring the fallen Afghan national security forces who were stationed on Forward Operating Base Orgun-E Dec. 26 upon the completion of a security meeting with the Afghan security forces whom now occupy the FOB in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The meeting discussed the Afghan national security force's efforts toward securing the province ahead of the 2014 elections. Forward Operating Base Orgun-E was transferred to Afghan security forces within the last six months. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Afghans talk security with Spartans on retrograded base

    Jan 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Capt. John Goodwill of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division waits outside a conference room on Forward Operating Base Orgun-E Dec. 26 during a tour with leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division after a security meeting with the Afghan national security forces who now occupy the FOB in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The meeting discussed the Afghan national security force's efforts toward securing the province ahead of the 2014 elections. Forward Operating Base Orgun-E was transferred to Afghan security forces within the last six months. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • FACING THE BOARD / Nerves, knowledge collide when pressure's on

    Jan 2, 2014

    Several Soldiers wearing Army Service Uniforms and serious expressions shuffle nervously about battalion headquarters. Their uniforms are as crisp as the newly released one-hundred dollar bill and have almost as much detail. Unit crests and gloss-black shoes catch the light, rows of ribbons tell a series of stories to those with military-trained eyes. And everything had better be placed, pressed and perched exactly as the Army regulations state they should be, or you might as well go home.

  • 'Spartan' Soldiers live on constant alert in Afghanistan

    Dec 31, 2013

    The Spartans of 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division have once again come into the mountains of Afghanistan, bringing with them their hard-earned reputation forged through three previous Operation Enduring Freedom combat tours dating back to 2007.

  • 2-4 Infantry adds new location to advising mission

    Dec 30, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion Security Forces Advise and Assist Team added another Afghan National Security Forces' and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan unit to their list of organizations to work with during the deployment.

  • Life Flight Exercise

    Dec 30, 2013

    The Soldiers of 12th Missile Defense Detachment and 1-10 Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia executed a Life Flight exercise this week to enforce risk mitigation.

  • Vulcan Live Fire

    Dec 30, 2013

    Recently some members of 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Battalion were invited to a Jordanian Vulcan Live Fire exercise hosted by the Jordanian 2nd ADA Group.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inductions

    Dec 29, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Justin Pizzoferrato, Sgt. 1st Class Eston Simmons, and Sgt. Adriana Fox, recently made their membership into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club official during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield Dec. 23, 2013, with other inductees from across Regional Command-East.

  • Finishing the mission is 'Easy'

    Dec 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's historic Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, received a new mission after successfully completing everything that was asked of them while they were operating in the Khost province of Afghanistan.

  • East Africa Response Force deploys for 1st time

    Dec 28, 2013

    Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year.

  • Christmas with the Patriots

    Dec 27, 2013

    Across Regional Command-East, Task Force Patriot Soldiers got into the holiday spirit and spent their Christmas enjoying the fellowhip of their comrades in arms with food, games, gifts, and friendship.

  • 'Currahee' year in review

    Dec 27, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • N.Y. Guard to render final honors for 10,000 veterans by end of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard Honor Guard expects to perform about 10,000 military funerals for veterans during 2013.

  • Major General James MCConville Visits FOB Lightning on Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James McConville gives coins and spreads holiday cheer on Foward Operating Base Lighting.

  • Fort Irwin First Sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

    Dec 24, 2013

    "It completely blindsided my family," said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999. Tahbo had just completed his freshman year at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona, when he made his decision. The next day, the recruiter drove about 60 miles from the recruiting station to Tahbo's home on the Colorado Indian Tribes Reservation, about 40 miles south of Lake Havasu City.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • Soldier adopts battle buddy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Sergeant Pamela Collen, 163rd Military Police Detachment, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands in the grassy field behind Fort Campbell's MP Headquarters. In spite of the frigid temperature, she wears a broad smile on her face. It isn't long before the source of her grin comes rocketing toward her at a dizzying speed, carrying with it the ultimate prize - a squeaky tennis ball. "Good girl, Astra," says Collen, giving her 8-year-old Belgian Malinois a well-deserved scratch behind the ears. Collen and Astra don't have a typical dog/owner relationship. Though the typical hallmarks of loyalty, love and affection are all there, theirs was a relationship built through professional training, strengthened through two deployments and cemented when Collen gave Astra a "forever home" when she retired from service as a military working dog.

  • Marne Division, community pays tribute during holidays

    Dec 20, 2013

    For seven years now, Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc. has been placing a holiday wreath at the bases of the trees of Fallen heroes as a way to honor their sacrifice and that of their Families. The trees are a living memorial to those Soldiers who, while assigned to 3rd ID, have fought, and Fallen, in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn or Enduring Freedom.

  • Task Force Patriot gives wounded warriors a proper exit

    Dec 20, 2013

    Task Force Patriot service members welcomed five wounded warriors who returned to theatre as part of Operation Proper Exit Dec. 19, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. The program brings closure to warriors who receive a chance to return to theatre and get the proper end of tour recognition and support from their fellow Soldiers. During the visit all of the wounded warriors were presented command coins, Certificates of Achievement and made honorary "Patriots" with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division combat patches.

  • Division leaders present first 'Mountain Tough' marksmanship streamers

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- If any Soldiers are not sure how Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, feels about marksmanship, his message is clear.

  • Polar Bears participate in room clearance exercise

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 80 Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, "Polar Bears," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in a live-fire room clearance exercise, Dec. 9-13, in Fort Drum's training areas.

  • Division leaders present first 'Mountain Tough' marksmanship streamers

    Dec 19, 2013

    If any Soldiers are not sure how Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, feels about marksmanship, his message is clear. "There will not be another division in the Army that shoots better than us," he said. Townsend and Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Merritt, division senior enlisted adviser, presented the 10th Mountain Division Marksmanship Award streamer to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, and C Troop, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, during an awards ceremony Friday for being the first units to successfully achieve the division's new marksmanship standards.

  • Fort Stewart ACS boss takes team to 21st Century

    Dec 19, 2013

    Fort Stewart Army Community Services attempts to keep up with technology trends to help Soldiers and Families using QR Scan technology and social media.

  • Women cross more combat lines

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Army recently completed its notification to Congress to allow female artillery officers to serve in positions throughout the Army excluding Special Operation Forces. Now they can serve within direct support field artillery battalions, brigade combat teams and cannon battalions in fires brigades.

  • 'Raiders' augment JBLM Trees for Troops program

    Dec 19, 2013

    This holiday season, approximately 600 service members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., received a free evergreen tree, commonly referred to as a "Christmas tree," thanks to the Trees for Troops program.

  • Deep Steel Battalion cases colors before deployment

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, gathered for a casing of the colors ceremony at Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., Dec. 12.

  • Stryker soldiers train virtually to be ready for reality

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., have found an innovative way to stay trained and ready for when the nation calls.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Remarkable resilience. Soldier fiercely battles back from injuries

    Dec 18, 2013

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- It was Aug. 26, 2011 and Sgt. Paul Podhorn, a cavalry scout with Troop C, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was deployed in Iraq. He started the day with a call to his wife on Skype. The internet was in and out and he was not able to say goodbye. He proceeded out to his truck to prepare for his mission. When he was ready, he headed out with his troops. The mission, at first, seemed to be going all too well. It was then that Podhorn and his team realized the town was unnaturally quiet. They knew something was about to happen

  • Rakkasan infantryman compete to earn EIB.

    Dec 18, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - More than 800 Soldiers from the 3rd BCT "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in the Brigade's Expert Infantryman's Badge event here, Dec. 9th through the 13th. "EIB is extremely important, it is the qualification that demonstrates that you are an expert in your given tasks," said Lt. Col. Marc Cloutier, commander of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT "Rakkasans," 101st Abn. Div. "The EIB separates the good from the superior." In 1944, the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall initiated the development of the EIB to recognize Infantrymen who have demonstrated their mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency that allow them to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and repel an enemy assault through fire and close combat. "Expert Infantryman's Badge is exactly that, being an expert in your field; it's something that separates you from your peers and shows that you're a higher echelon among your peers," said 1st Lt. Jack Abate, the executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf. Reg. The EIB event continuously tested infantry Soldiers with both mental and physical challenges such as land navigation, weapons recognition and proper usage, a physical fitness test and a multitude of combat related scenarios such as clearing buildings and establishing traffic control points. "Preparing for EIB was intense, every chance we had I was out there learning whatever I could from anybody," said Abate. "I was teaching Soldiers things that I knew and at the same time I was learning a lot from other Soldiers." Throughout the different levels of EIB tasks, infantry Soldiers were given three chances on different stations and two chances on the same station to succeed. If the Soldier failed then they would have to wait until the next EIB event to try again. "Historically the EIB has only had a ten percent pass rate," said 1st Sgt. Brad Amstutz, the senior non-commissioned officer for Troop C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3BCT. "It's a big honour to earn the EIB, I still remember when I got mine, it gives you pride in yourself as an infantryman." EIB candidates agreed that the training they received during the event was exceptionally planned to go hand in hand with deployment style scenarios and tasks. "The difference between actual training and training during the EIB is the pressure, you have a time limit for everything and when you're under the gun the time limit doesn't seem long at all," said Amstutz. "Now at the same time it's great training because when you're downrange you're usually on a time pressure to complete tasks as well." The 21 Soldiers that successfully completed the EIB are considered to be some of the most proficient Soldiers in their field. "EIB holders have demonstrated a higher degree of mastery of tasks, attention to detail, and they also exhibit more pride in their own accomplishments," said Cloutier. "It means that you have the necessary skills and attention to detail to accomplish the most important individual tasks of an infantryman."

  • SAMC inductees set NCO standards high

    Dec 17, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is a prestigious club; only those who meet its strict standards are inducted into its ranks. Many have tried to gain acceptance into the SAMC and have failed. Two NCOs spent a good amount of time in advance to prepare for the SAMC board and their efforts were worth it. After completing the rigorous selection process, they were inducted as new members of the SAMC Dec. 3, at III Corps Headquarters. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/118215/samc-inductees-set-nco-standards-high#ixzz2nkFHqknh

  • Currahees facilitate local 5th grade class field trip

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in conjunction with educators with West Creek Elementary School of Clarksville, Tenn., facilitated a field trip for the school's 5th graders, to Fort Campbell on Dec. 10, 2013.

  • A member of the family goes home

    Dec 16, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. Brian Harmon ends his deployment with the Patriot Brigade in grand fashion Dec. 15, 2013, with his friends and colleagues at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • New Unit Joins 3rd CAB Family

    Dec 13, 2013

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade has added an interesting new asset to the family. The addition of Company E, 3rd CAB marks the addition of the fourth fielded MQ-1C Gray Eagle company in the Army. The unit was activated Feb.16 while a majority of the CAB was deployed in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard celebrates 377th birthday with FLW ceremony

    Dec 13, 2013

    National Guard celebrates 377th birthday with FLW ceremony

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Comedian provides laughter as best medicine during Fort Carson 3D campaign

    Dec 12, 2013

    Comedian Bernie McGrenahan spoke to Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians Dec. 5 on alcohol, drug and suicide prevention awareness as part of Fort Carson's Drunk and Drugged Driving Campaign, a month-long campaign from the Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Warrior Brigade welcomes new commander

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The outgoing commander of the Warrior Brigade called the Soldiers to attention for his last time. The battle cry -- "Warriors!" -- shook the walls of the gymnasium. There was no doubt the incoming commander would lead a group of highly motivated and capable Soldiers.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts 23 NCOs at Fort Drum

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, friends and Family Members rejoiced as 23 of Fort Drum's finest noncommissioned officers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during an award ceremony Dec. 3 at the Commons.

  • Ready and Resilient seeks culture change

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Self-study essential for leaders

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Fort Polk Progress announces Education Initiative to address military education evaluations

    Dec 11, 2013

    Fort Polk Progress is confident that the Vernon Parish School District can withstand the scrutiny called for by Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno in an Oct. 31 article published by the Army Times. In the article, Odierno said the Army would soon begin evaluating the performance of public schools near its installations in order to pressure officials to make improvements.

  • 2/1 liaison officers provide information flow for USARAF missions

    Dec 10, 2013

    As the newest Army Service Component Command, U.S. Army Africa doesn't have a tremendous amount of assigned resources. With assistance from liaison officers, USARAF can maximize and multiply its resources by providing a better understanding of their respective unit's capabilities and how USARAF can use those resources.

  • Tri-signed letter on Army Safety 2013: Milestone Achievements, but Challenges Remain

    Dec 10, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, our Army marked the passing of its safest year since September 11 , 2001. At that time, we asked you to capitalize on that success during fiscal year 2013 by staying engaged on risk management and treating safety as an imperative. You did just that, and your hard work resulted in the best year for Soldier safety on record. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment- thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers at FOB Torkham conduct patrol outside the wire

    Dec 6, 2013

    "Patriot" Soldiers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, left Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, for a dismounted patrol, Nov. 18, 2013, that took them over some mountains to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint a couple kilometers away near the village of Goloco.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Gen. Allyn speaks at North Carolina USMA alumni society

    Dec 6, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, FORSCOM commanding general, speaks at the West Point Society of the Piedmont - North Carolina luncheon in Greensboro, N.C.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness trainers bring performance insight to FORSCOM and USARC

    Dec 6, 2013

    Over the next several months, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command staff members will participate in the same performance enhancement training seminars that are being held across the U.S. Army's combat formations.

  • Joint Air Insertion Exercise on forward-deployed Patriot site

    Dec 5, 2013

    Cohesion was the word of the day when joint forces in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility conducted a joint air insertion exercise. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, also known as "Cold Steel" Soldiers, executed the joint-exercise with Sailors and Marines that increased combat effectiveness across branches.

  • 10th CAB helps Afghan air force transition to critical flight instruction role

    Dec 5, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan.

  • Spartan Soldiers prepare to save their own

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, completed four days of tough, realistic combat life saving training Nov. 22 at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center on Fort Drum.

  • Military working dog retires at Fort Drum

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Before 2000, military working dogs often were euthanized after they were deemed no longer fit for duty. Since then, legislation was passed that clearly outlined procedures for military working dogs no longer able to fulfill the mission of the Army. Under Robby's Law, euthanization is only an option when medically necessary or for public safety.

  • Culinary teams create feast for eyes, taste buds to celebrate Thanksgiving

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- On a day where friends and family members get together to share a Thanksgiving meal, three of Fort Drum's dining facilities competed fiercely to earn the coveted title of the Commanding General's Best Dining Facility for Thanksgiving.

  • FA battalion readies vehicles in deployment exercise

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, conducted an equipment deployment readiness exercise (EDRE) Nov. 18-21 to ensure all vehicles were in good running condition and to fix any issues.

  • 101st Band Covers Down on FOB Gamberi

    Dec 5, 2013

    Cover Down, the 101st Ariborne Division's rock band, performed classic rock and country hits for Soldiers and civilians stationed at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Dec. 5, 2013, to help boost morale and bring some more holdiay cheer to Task Force Patriot.

  • FORSCOM Soldiers, civilians attend high performance development program

    Dec 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command sends 26 field grade officers and Army civilian leaders to attend the Center for Creative Leadership U.S. Army High Performance Leader Development Program at the Greensboro campus.

  • Raptor refueling goes hot on JBLM

    Dec 4, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- When it comes to an Army aviation unit, helicopters are only as effective as their fuel tanks will let them be. That's where the ingenuity of creating rapid refuel points allows missions to be conducted over a larger radius. "The reason that rapid refuel points exist is to eliminate the number of times helicopters have to cool down for cold refueling. The hot refueling limits the time it takes for helicopters to get back in the air and train or conduct missions," said Sgt. 1st Class Severino B. Ignaco, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade senior petroleum supply specialist. But when you take all the moving parts of refueling alone and combine it with a running helicopter, refueling teams must expand their knowledge beyond their initial training. More than 50 petroleum supply specialists, 92F Army military occupational specialty identifier, from the 16th CAB, 7th Infantry Division joined in a week-long hot refuel training conducted by the 46th Aviation Support Battalion support operations section.

  • Ironhorse Brigade moves forward on road to readiness

    Dec 3, 2013

    Ironhorse Brigade moves forward on the road to readiness.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses sports psychology to enhance performance

    Dec 2, 2013

    Soldiers across Fort Drum, N.Y., aren't just focused on building muscles, running faster and improving fitness. They are learning how to perform better, work harder and stay focused, despite the adversities they may face.

  • Bringing the gridiron to 'the box': Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families are part of FOX NFL broadcast from

    Dec 2, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- There's nothing like football on Thanksgiving -- it's a national tradition. This year Fox Sports invited the Soldiers and Families of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. to share in that long standing tradition. On Thanksgiving Day Fox Sports conducted a live pre-game broadcast from the NTC training area. 1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddy George and sports analyst Jay Glazer were on hand to banter between Fox Sports Los Angeles and the Fort Irwin crowd of some 500 people. Soldiers got a chance to shoot questions to Fox hosts Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw in Los Angeles during the pre-game production.

  • RC-East Commander Maj. Gen. James McConville Acknowledges 3/10 Mountain Division Soldiers

    Dec 1, 2013

    Major General James McConville Acknowledges 3/10 Soldiers with CABS and coins during their Combat Patch Ceremony.

  • 2-2 Cavalry Regiment Observes and Assists ANSF in Kandahar

    Dec 1, 2013

    2-2 Cavalry Regiment observes and assists an Afghan National Security Forces clearance mission in Kandahar

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Gamberi for Thanksgiving

    Dec 1, 2013

    Dr. Ashton Carter, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, spends his Thanksgiving this year with Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • A Patriotic Thanksgiving

    Nov 29, 2013

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers across Regional Command-East take time Thankgiving Day to celebrate the holiday with friends, fellowship and of course, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

  • A Time for Reflection

    Nov 29, 2013

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers take a moment on Thanksgiving to pause and remember all the things they have in their lives to be thankful for.

  • Community welcomes new deputy commander

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Soldiers, friends, community members and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group attended a Mountain Salute ceremony Thursday to welcome Brig. Gen. Michael L. Howard and his Family to Fort Drum.

  • Artillery Soldiers honor unit history, promote teamwork in Allons Avalanche

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Some 200 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, celebrated the unit's combat history during the physically and mentally challenging "Allons Avalanche," which also fostered section-level teamwork.

  • 10th BSB Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- At a time when many people's thoughts are turning to gratitude, Soldiers from 10th Brigade Support Battalion are focused on showing their thanks to the local community and supporting the less fortunate.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates fitness during facility first anniversary event

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For more than a year, Fort Drum Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members have had an opportunity to spice up their workouts at Atkins Functional Fitness Center.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, Families share Thanksgiving meals at Fort Riley

    Nov 28, 2013

    Though the calendar said Nov. 26, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers across Fort Riley celebrated Thanksgiving at three dining facilities, each location vying to send Soldiers, Family members and civilians home having eaten their best meal of the year. Food service Soldiers at the Demon, Devil and Cantigny dining facilities were up all night preparing for the lunchtime meals. Planning for the day began months ago and ended with diners filled their plates with turkey, stuffing, prime rib and other trappings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

  • National Security Advisor visits Task Force Patriot Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Advisor, accompanied by U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, visited Forward Operating Base Gamberi recently to catch up with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

    Nov 27, 2013

    Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring.

  • 3-6th ADA hosts first Patriot planners course at Sill

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery "Bruiser Nation" hosted the Combined Patriot Staff Planners Orientation Course (SPOC) Nov. 18-22. The course marked the first time the training was held at Fort Sill.

  • 2-4th FA celebrates 'Movember' charity

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Officers of 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, spent November growing mustaches as part of the worldwide Movember charity movement.

  • 214th FiB leaders visit deployed Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- The 214th Fires Brigade command team visited deployed Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, during a visit Nov. 15-23 to the United Arab Emirates. This trip was unique for Col. Andrew Preston and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Aaron, brigade commander and CSM respectively, as they both joined the unit after the battalion had deployed in April.

  • Wellness center educates Soldier to get fit

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Spc. Thomas Richards, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery is like a lot of Soldiers. He wants to be in the best shape possible and keep his weight at a good level. But he came to realize that he didn't have a clue what his body fat index was, or whether the workout routines he was doing were benefiting him. And he didn't even know if what he ate was good nutrition. So he decided to do something about it.

  • Colemans set example as Sill Family of Year

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Colemans are a family who leads by example in every aspect of their lives. They begin with setting an example for their children to love their neighbors and each other.

  • Resilient Eagle: Soldier beats cancer, volunteers time during recovery process

    Nov 27, 2013

    "I've always wanted to be a Soldier, ever since I was little," said Sgt. Grant Feeny. "There were these little plastic Army men they sold [when I was a kid] called Warheads, so I thought Soldiers were called Warheads and that's what I told my parents I wanted to be -- a Warhead." "It wasn't until I got older I realized that was the front of a missile," said Feeny with a smile. "I remember wearing different kinds of camouflage, playing Soldier with Nerf guns -- it was destined to be." That dream became reality December 2005 as Feeny left his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., and enlisted in the Army. Shortly after, Feeny returned home and married his hometown sweetheart Leslie. Together, they began their journey in the Army.

  • 5th AR BDE serves Thanksgiving lunch to students, parents

    Nov 26, 2013

    ANTHONY, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade teamed up Monday to serve students and parents from Loma Linda Elementary School a hearty Thanksgiving lunch.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Stryker Soldiers get tough through resiliency and readiness

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division paused regular training for a week to focus on the physical and emotional wellbeing of Alaska's Arctic Warriors.

  • General presents son with Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course certificate

    Nov 25, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David Perkins, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth commanding general, congratulates his son, 2nd Lt. Chad Perkins, and presents him with his certificate during the Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-13 graduation held in the Engineer Regimental Room in the John B. Mahaffey Museum on Fort Leonard Wood Friday. Lt. Gen. Perkins served as the guest speaker for the graduation ceremony.

  • Outside the Wire at FOB Torkham

    Nov 24, 2013

    A platoon of U.S. Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division did something on Nov. 18, 2013, that, for many U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, has become a rare occurrence: They went on patrol.

  • The Best Medicine

    Nov 23, 2013

    2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division medics at Forward Operating Base Torkham train their Afghan Security Guard counterparts in how to save someone's life on the battlefield.

  • Joint training brings forces together

    Nov 22, 2013

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