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  • 10th Mountain Division headquarters, support elements case colors for Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Some 1,000 Soldiers assigned to 10th Mountain Division (LI) headquarters and several 10th Sustainment Brigade battalions marked the official start of their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan during a casing ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers teach 60 mm mortar system to Afghan troops

    Jan 16, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The M-224 60 mm mortar system, a staple of American light infantry operations, is fast becoming one for the Afghan National Army.

  • 10th CAB Soldier receives surprise welcome home from World War II veteran grandfather

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - As Staff Sgt. Russell S. Robinsky marched into the hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, Fort Drum, on Friday he knew it wouldn't be long before he would be reunited with his Family after a nine-month deployment to eastern Afghanistan.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades: Career change returns former infantry NCO to Afghanistan as Army Black Haw

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan -- As a child, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young once dreamed of being a police officer. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Some stories should never be forgotten

    Jan 16, 2014

    Medal of Honor recipients Walter Marm Jr. and Don Jenkins, along with actor Stephen Lang (Tombstone, Avatar) visited with Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 12, 2014, and gave the service members there a treat in the form of excerpts from Lang's play Beyond Glory.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated during FH observance

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office, or MEO, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a day early as Soldiers and Civilians gathered in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday. The observance coincided with Martin Luther King Day, or MLK Day, this Monday.

  • SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, a Soldier's job extends beyond the duties of the camouflage uniform. As the detachment sergeant for the 18th Military Police Detachment on Fort Huachuca, he strives to take commitment above and beyond, and it is that care and dedication that earned him the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

  • Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- According to "Sourcewire," nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and their Families, to watch their "bottom lines" when making dining choices on and off duty.

  • MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition. The volunteer Soldiers, along with school employees, church members, parents, service organization representatives, defense contractors, Department of the Army civilians and former students went through a brief training session to judge the Academic Decathlon hosted by Buena High School Jan. 10 through Saturday.

  • Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca, Whitney Cordero was one of several individuals who served as volunteer coordinators. Their role was to organize and schedule the many volunteers who worked at nearly a dozen annual events.

  • Soldiers conduct Life Flight exercise

    Jan 16, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA Jan. 16, 2014 -- Soldiers assume risks everyday, whether in garrison or forward deployed environments, and must assume a vigilant watch to ensure risk levels are kept at their absolute lowest.

  • The U.S. Army Reserve - A positive investment in America

    Jan 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of Army Reserve, shares statistics with military and veteran support organizations Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C., supporting the U.S. Army Reserve is a positive investment for America. The USAR provides 19 percent of the Army force for 6 percent of the Army budget.

  • 2nd BCT Soldiers participate in Soldier 2020 Study

    Jan 16, 2014

    More than 60 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division participated in a physical demand study conducted here, Dec. 9-13, 2013. The physical demand study is part of "Soldier 2020," a scientific approach for the Army led by Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, to identify and validate standards for high demand tasks in its Combat Arms branches. The main purpose of the study is to ensure the defined tasks are executed without compromising readiness or mission accomplishment regardless of gender.

  • Former ISAF Commander Visits Task Force Patriot

    Jan 15, 2014

    Gen.(R) David McKiernan, now advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, visits Task Force Patriot at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 12, 2014, to learn how their mission has gone working as a Security Force Assistance Brigade so he can take that knowledge to benefit future deploying units.

  • Berkeley-breaking the military stigma

    Jan 15, 2014

    Late in 2012 the academic community saw the return of ROTC to several college campuses where it was perceived to have been unwelcome. But for all of its Vietnam era stigma, the University of California, Berkeley has been welcoming the military for several years now. Although newly assigned ROTC instructors and cadre arrive to Berkeley with apprehension because they expect a negative climate, Dr. Kathryn Scott, director of physical education at the university, said they are pleasantly surprised when actually immersed in the campus community. Recently she was in San Antonio to attend the 2014 Army All-American Bowl and gather with other community leaders and educators to discuss advocacy ideas for Army ROTC.

  • Afghans train for Fire Missions

    Jan 15, 2014

    "Our purpose for coming here was to have a training event where our ANA instructors and master gunners are completely in the lead," said 1st. Lt. Adam Roberts.

  • SMDC Commander Praises Local Science Community

    Jan 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In his first speaking appearance at the annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association on Jan. 7, Lt. Gen. David Mann expressed his appreciation for the group's recognition of the area's scientists and engineers, and for its efforts in encouraging local students to study the sciences in pursuit of future careers.

  • Last Army Reserve Cavalry unit prepares for upcoming training mission

    Jan 15, 2014

    Stetsons and spurs are the signature items of the U.S. Calvary. They no longer mount and ride horses, but instead take to the ground and sky in vehicles that make them an essential force multiplier. The Troopers of the 2-398th Cavalry Regiment have another signature item of distinction. They are the last Cavalry unit in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Army junior air rifle team set

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Soldiers help students build trust

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Commentary: Remember King's legacy

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Two post schools attend regional competition

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Postwide prescribed burns help prevent future wildfires

    Jan 15, 2014

  • MCoE plans for changes to civilian workforce

    Jan 15, 2014

  • 316th Cavalry Brigade focuses on functional training

    Jan 15, 2014

  • Iraq War veteran: Trust is key for leaders

    Jan 15, 2014

  • EUCOM, U.S. Embassy renovate Kosovo hospitals

    Jan 14, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (January 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo's Office of Defense Cooperation and the U.S. European Command's Humanitarian Assistance Program recently completed a $2 million renovation project at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo in Pristina.

  • Spartan Live-Fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2014

    Spartan Artillerymen from 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division shoot their M777 Jan. 14 on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. (Video by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Fusco 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs). Also available in high definition.

  • Developing NCOs one evaluation at a time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Singerhouse teaches his Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Torkham the proper way to produce noncommisioned officer evaluation reports during a session of the Wild Boar Will series of classes Jan. 11, 2014.

  • Meeting with 5th Afghan Border Police in Torkham

    Jan 14, 2014

  • Airmen help 'Hamilton's Own' get equipment to Yuma Proving Ground

    Jan 14, 2014

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Airmen from the 22nd Airlift Squadron, 60th Air Mobility Group, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., conducted a joint Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise on Jan. 9 at Forbes Field. "Hamilton's Own" Soldiers partnered with a C-5 Galaxy crew to load and secure two tactical vehicles in support of the battalion's training mission from Jan. 14 to Feb. 8 at Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz.

  • With Army tools, NCOs can help Soldiers achieve their educational goals

    Jan 14, 2014

    Did you know it's possible for an enlisted Soldier to earn a degree by the end of his or her first term of enlistment? The framework is in place and the degree programs are available, but Army officials say Soldiers often don't learn of the opportunities until they have been in the Army for years

  • Garrett nominated for key post in Europe

    Jan 14, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Defense announced this afternoon that the president has nominated Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, United States European Command, Germany. Garrett is currently serving as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. The president has also nominated Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Donahue is currently serving as commanding general, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.

  • Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for the first time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force arrived at Fort Irwin in a first-ever deployment of its kind. It is a trip eight years in the making. Global operational tempo of U.S. military forces in previous years made it difficult to schedule JGSDF units into the National Training Center's training calendar. Japanese military planners persisted and finally realized their goal this month.

  • Army AL&T magazine focuses on the Army industrial base

    Jan 14, 2014

    MoBs, FaCs, STEM and FMS--these are just a few of the ways that the U.S. Army, along with DOD and others, is working to preserve the knowledge, skills and capabilities that make up its industrial base. You can read about them all in the new edition of Army AL&T magazine, available online now.

  • Odierno pleased with Fort Leonard Wood's value, unique capabilities

    Jan 14, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the operations on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for the first time, Jan. 13, 2014,

  • Fort Stewart Soldier named finalist for USO Volunteer of the Year

    Jan 14, 2014

    A Fort Stewart Soldier deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was honored as the United Service Organizations' 2013 Southwest Asia Volunteer of the Year in a ceremony at Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 14, 2013.

  • Odierno presents logistics excellence award to Fort Leonard Wood team

    Jan 14, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno presented the fiscal 2012 Army Combined Logistics Excellence Award to the Fort Leonard Wood Tank-automotive and Armaments Command's Fleet Management Expansion team, known as FMX, during his visit to the installation Monday.

  • Retiring Army Guard director: Preserve this national treasure

    Jan 14, 2014

    Retiring after 43 years serving the nation, the director of the Army National Guard challenged his successors to maintain the standard of a force at a 377-year peak.

  • Fort Bliss sustainment mission command

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Bliss is employing the sustainment mission command center concept to find solutions for executing rear area sustainment.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

    Jan 13, 2014

    Members of the 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army Corps, finished more than a month of training on the 60mm mortar weapon system at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, with instructors from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Task Force Patriot, with a cumulative live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2014.

  • Robots on the Battlefield

    Jan 13, 2014

    Joint US-French looks closely at how robotization is changing 21st Century warfare

  • Intelligence Center Provides Support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, at 0300 hours (1900 hours of January 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990. American President George H. W. Bush immediately condemned the Iraqi action, as did the governments of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Hussein, unconcerned about these protests, gambled that his fellow Arab states would stand by and either support or ignore his act of aggression. He was wrong. Two-thirds of the 21 members of the Arab League condemned the invasion, with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd turning to the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for help. Six days later, US Air Force fighter planes began landing in Saudi Arabia as part of a massive build-up of troops and equipment that was known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • From Soldiers to Martians: Two advance in Mars One contest, aim for stars

    Jan 13, 2014

    For two Soldiers at Fort Campbell, childhood dreams are one step closer to reality after the Mars One announcement, Dec. 30. Mars One is a privatized foundation with the goal of establishing a permanent settlement on Mars by 2025. As a preliminary step in this process, the foundation is assembling a pool of cadets who will help colonize the Red Planet. 1st Lt. Heidi Beemer and Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Woodward heard about this mission several months ago and they were two of about 200,000 to start the application process for the outerspace opportunity. Both Soldiers are celebrating making it past the first cut. A more intensive second-round elimination process, including medical screenings and one-on-one interviews, will trim the remaining 1,058. The applicants come from across the globe with the eventual goal of creating four-person teams for the one-way trip to Mars.

  • Spartans foster medical partnership with Afghan counterparts

    Jan 12, 2014

    At just two months into their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Spartans, are hard at work, alongside their Afghan National Security Force counterparts as they continue to assume responsibility for the defense and security of their nation.

  • Spartan Artillery Night-Fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2014

    Spartans from 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division perform night-fire training on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Paktia Province in Afghanistan. (Video by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Fusco, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Training for Afghan fire missions

    Jan 11, 2014

    After training for months with 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, the 201st Afghan National Army Corps now takes the reins in training its own soldiers in artillery operations.

  • ARMY WELLNESS CENTER TO HOLD OPENING CEREMONY

    Jan 10, 2014

    The AWC provides assistance to improve a Soldier's overall performance by assessing fitness and nutrition needs with the newest technology and by providing targeted training information to meet personal and Army goals such as weight loss and improved physical performance. All AWC programs and services are available to active duty Soldiers, retirees, their family members and Army civilian employees.

  • Army provides Command Sergeant Major, Family a Legacy of Leadership

    Jan 10, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dunkelberger didn't think of himself as a career military man when he enlisted in the Army, but fell in love with the service. It was this love that led him to several positions in which he trained young Soldiers to become leaders. One of those leaders, his oldest daughter, was recently stationed on Fort Drum.

  • Spartan Brigade 'lives on amber' in Afghanistan

    Jan 10, 2014

    The Spartans of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), 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. Their mission is to advise the country's national security forces during a pivotal time of transition as NATO continues to withdraw its forces and the 2014 Afghan elections loom on the horizon.

  • Garrison sergeant major relinquishes responsibility, says 'goodbye'

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, said his farewells to the Soldiers, Families and friends who played a part in his role at Fort Huachuca, during his relinquishment of responsibility ceremony Dec. 19 at Alvarado Hall.

  • Fort provides new options for weight loss in the New Year

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For many, the holiday season -- packed with festive parties, stockings filled to the brim with candies and elaborate meals with all the trimmings -- is to blame when the scale jumps a few pounds. But fear not, Fort Huachuca offers a variety of options to work off the unwanted weight.

  • Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Two Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools completed solar power systems in November. To mark the occasion, Colonel Smith Middle School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 19.

  • Commissary now scans IDs at check out

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification cards to cashiers to establish their eligibility to use the facility, ID cards will now be scanned. The implementation is part of an agency-wide rollout to all stores that began Nov. 10.

  • Dentist visits FH weekly, bolsters services at clinic

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - For almost 13 years Burton Becker, DDS, a civilian periodontist from Tucson, has driven 80 miles one way to provide dental support to the Fort Huachuca Dental Clinic Command, one day a week.

  • RWBAHC Pharmacy to install new equipment, service disruption possible

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy personnel are working to streamline operations in order to become more efficient and effective. As part of the efforts to improve the overall pharmacy experience for customers, workers will install an updated automated dispensing system during the week of Jan. 20, the third week of this month. This updated system is designed to enhance medication safety and expedite the filling of patient prescriptions.

  • Fort Huachuca Tax Center plans grand opening

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center's grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only.

  • CDC holds tree dedication in memory of Jessica Lee

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Child Development Center honored the memory of Jessica Lee and her 4-year-old son, Elyjah, with a tree dedication at Bldg. 408 on Dec. 18.

  • Know Your Limits

    Jan 10, 2014

    On a beautiful winter day, my brothers and I set out for a snowmobiling trip at Island Park, Idaho. Although all three of us were experienced and seasoned riders, it had been awhile since my older brother and I had ridden. My younger brother owned his snowmobile and was more experienced, so he led the way through the trees on the winding, groomed trails.

  • Fort Irwin nurse reflects on Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech

    Jan 10, 2014

    Maj. Barbara Givens,a nurse case manager at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin delivered this speech below during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Jan. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center at Fort Irwin, California. The program, hosted by Fort Irwin's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and Weed Army Community Hospital, also featured Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown, pastor of Miracle Deliverance Full Gospel Church of San Bernadino. Brown dramatized excerpts from King's speeches and reflected on how he personally was inspired to pursue his life's work by King's life and words.

  • "Ma Deuce" Gets a New Stand

    Jan 9, 2014

    In November, the 1st Armored Division became the first division to be fielded the new M205 Lightweight Tripod for Heavy Machine Guns, which is replacing the M3 tripod for the M2/M2A1 and MK19 machine guns. The new tripod provides a strong, stable firing platform at significantly reduced weight. At 34-pounds, the M205 weighs 16 pounds less than the 50-pound M3 Tripod, which represents significant progress in lightening the Soldier's load. The tripod also has a new Traverse & Elevation (T&E) mechanism that allows faster, more accurate target engagements.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC changes command

    Jan 9, 2014

    Col. Dennis P. LeMaster assumed command of U.S. Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson in a ceremony held Jan. 7 at Fort Carson's Special Events Center.

  • First baby of 2014 arrives on due date

    Jan 9, 2014

    Fort Carson's first baby of 2014 was born at 4:14 a.m. Jan. 1 at Evans Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Carson streets paved with history

    Jan 9, 2014

    Many of Fort Carson's streets are named after heroes, medal winners and battles, but what happens when no one remembers the history?

  • 'Big Red One' community honors Soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash

    Jan 9, 2014

    About 700 gathered at multiple locations across Fort Riley Jan. 9 to honor the sacrifices of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde, Sgt. Peter Bohler and Spc. Terry Gordon. The men died Dec. 17 in southern Afghanistan when their Black Hawk crashed.

  • Command Sgt. Major Blankenbecler Resilience Center Dedication

    Jan 8, 2014

    Last month 1-44 ADA Battalion Unit Ministry Team officially opened the "CSM James D. Blankenbecler Resilience Center" with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the beginning of a great new facility and program for the Soldiers.

  • Exercise Combined Resolve- Overview and Key Lessons Identified

    Jan 8, 2014

    Exercise Combined Resolve was designed as a proof of principle for the European Rotation Force (ERF) focused on improving NATO interoperability (nine different Nations) by integrating Warfighting Functions, personnel (~2500 personnel), and doctrine; while integrating the EUCOM Army Contingency Response Force (ACRF) company to demonstrate our ability to rapidly mobilize our forces across a theater of operations to support our allies with a responsive combat force.

  • The Missing Part

    Jan 8, 2014

    Things break; it's a fact of life. The trick is not letting it slow you down. Those tricks become especially important when you're trying to fight a war.

  • Honoring the Commitment of a Soldier

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling isn't the type of Soldier to rest on his laurels and boast of his achievements as one of the Army's top non-commissioned officers. He'd rather focus on the future, talk about the great Soldiers and civilians he has worked with, and honor the commitment the nation requires from its military.

  • Redstone Staff Officer Graduates At Top Of His Class

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Joe Davis didn't have to travel far for a training course that will have far-reaching impact on his career.

  • Goss Road Children's Center Tops National Standards

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Goss Road Child Development Center director Dionne Benjamin knew when she walked through the doors of the center for the first time just a little over a year ago that its staff offered a loving, caring and supportive environment for young children and their working parents.

  • AMCOM's Retiring Chief Appreciates Experience

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Tennessee Valley community really didn't give Col. Jay Macklin and his family much choice.

  • Army mother and son celebrate New Year in Afghanistan

    Jan 8, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Mirna Velez (right) and her son, Spc. Juan Flores, (left) enjoy a surprise reunion at Assistance Platform Rushmore. Velez is the Team Sergeant of the 240th Forward Surgical Team, 44th Medical Brigade, who was recently sent from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to provide supplementary medical capacity to AP Rushmore's existing aid station. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan E. Garvey, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Representative)

  • Army mother and son celebrate New Year in Afghanistan

    Jan 8, 2014

    It is a rare occurrence for deployed soldiers to see family members during an overseas deployment, so when an Army mother saw the opportunity to give her son the surprise of a lifetime, she seized it.

  • FORSCOM convenes Senior Leadership Forum on the Total Army Force

    Jan 8, 2014

    Senior commanders and command sergeants major representing the active, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve met at the U.S. Army Forces Command Marshall Hall headquarters for the FORSCOM Commander's Forum, Jan. 5 -- 7, focusing on combatant commanders' needs and the future of the U.S. Army.

  • Future of Army, nation found in today's recruits

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Building the future Army and affecting the lives of young people -- that is the two-fold mission defining the work of the Soldiers and civilians of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade.

  • Afghan Army Engineers Behind the Wheel

    Jan 7, 2014

    201st Afghan National Army soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi get behind the wheel of some heavy duty vehicles to help build up not just their own capabilities but their base as well.

  • Nangarhar Province police work to get out vote in upcoming election

    Jan 7, 2014

    Police in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, with advice from their International Security Assistance Force counterparts, are already preparing to ensure their residents will be able to vote safely in Afghanistan's national election this spring.

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • 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.

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