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  • Soldiers in Iraq employ new unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from the1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were the first to launch a new MQ-1C Sky Warrior aircraft Jan. 12, at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Providers deliver school supplies to rural Iraqi schoolchildren

    Jan 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Imelda P. Quiroz said delivering school supplies to Ibn Rushed School, a rural school outside of Nasariyah, Iraq, reminded her of the visits humanitarians made to her school when she was a child in Ciudad AcunAOEfa, Mexico.

  • 'The Real Deal' to feature three-time Army Combatives heavyweight champion

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORE BENNING Ga., - From combatives to MMA. Brandon Sayles wonAca,!a,,ct be giving up his day job, but he said this opportunity was too good to pass up.

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • Military 'working feverishly' to help Haiti

    Jan 15, 2010

    With Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' committing all available military resources to the Haiti relief effort, U.S. Southern Command is "working feverishly and aggressively " to get them there as quickly as possible.

  • Personal security Soldiers learn new routes, areas

    Jan 15, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - The 36th Sustainment Brigade personal security detachment left Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, Jan. 1, to conduct a ride-along with the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of Tigard, Ore., to learn the route between Victory Base Complex, Iraq, and Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

  • Provider medics teach Iraqi officers combat medicine

    Jan 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - U.S. military medics held a three-day class in first aid and combat medical assessment for Iraqi Army medical officers, starting Jan. 12 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • 1-73 Cav, 2ndBCT, 82nd Abn Div deploys to Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    Paratroopers from 1-73 Cav, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division (aka "Global Reaction Force") prepare and deploy to Haiti to support the earthquake relief effort with humanitarian aid.

  • Army transportation, logistics experts reach Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a team deployed to Haiti to prepare for follow-on forces that will deliver and distribute humanitarian supplies in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 to build on 29 years of dynamic training

    Jan 14, 2010

    Cobra Gold, the largest multinational exercise in the world, begins its 29th year of joint training and cooperation among six countries in the Asia-Pacific Theater in Thailand on Feb. 1, including Thailand, U.S., Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

  • Stricken Haitians Need Basic Supplies, General Says

    Jan 14, 2010

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2010 Aca,!" The security side of U.S. humanitarian relief operations in Haiti will take on a larger role as violence increases in the aftermath of the 7-magnitude earthquake that struck five days ago, the top U.S. commander in Haiti said.

  • Army Reserve Doctor, General, Shares Knowledge with Medical Students

    Jan 14, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Commanding General of the Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM), lectured first year medical students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, on Friday, December 4 at their Manhattan campus.

  • Stewart-Hunter Wildlife Gala tasty fun for Families

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga.--Hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts filled Club Stewart for Pass and Permit's annual Wildlife Gala and Venison Cook-off, Jan. 9.

  • TF Falcon Soldiers prepare for the unexpected in life

    Jan 14, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan- Being prepared for the unexpected was the topic of discussion for the first prayer breakfast of the year for Task Force Falcon, Jan. 7 at the Marne CafAfA dining facility at Bagram Airfield.

  • Ringling Bros clowns entertain crowds at Stewart-Hunter, encourage reading

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. --More than 800 Family Members saw Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown Ambassadors of Reading perform at three locations at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 7 and 8.

  • TF Marne Soldiers present equipment to Iraqi farmers

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Without rain, seeds and tractors, growing and cultivating crops would be almost impossible. Farmers in Sununi, Iraq, have been lacking these essentials - until now. Task Force Marne Soldiers delivered new farm equipment to Ninewa province to make maintaining and producing plentiful crops easier, Dec. 22.

  • Stewart-Hunter keeps the Army Family Covenant

    Jan 14, 2010

    <B>FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </B>-- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are committed to upholding the Army Family covenant, which was signed Nov. 7, 2007. The covenant represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families. As another example of Stewart's on-going efforts to support the covenant, Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear, stood at the speaker's podium in front of Hunter Lanes at the ribbon cutting that celebrated the completion of the $1.34 million renovation project there.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers train Iraqi Federal Police

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - A Soldier, in full battle gear with his M-4 rifle in hand, stands in front of the formation, demonstrating firing techniques, as another Soldier moves through the ranks. Row by row, the latter Soldier watches, stopping beside any member of the ranks who appears to be having trouble correctly performing the techniques his battle buddy in front of the group is demonstrating.

  • Bragg units deploy for Haiti relief effort

    Jan 14, 2010

    The XVIIIth Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg will deploy a battalion with a brigade command and control element in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • Guard providing water in four states

    Jan 13, 2010

    National Guardsmen in four states are providing drinking water to communities with broken or damaged water systems caused by recent freezing temperatures.

  • Fort Carson MPs prepare for disaster relief

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers of the 110th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, practice disaster relief in a series of mock disaster scenarios.

  • New law means spouse can claim same home state as servicemember

    Jan 13, 2010

    New legislation, signed by the president in November, allows military spouses to establish a permanent residence and carry it with them though each change of station.

  • National Guard ready to help in Haiti

    Jan 13, 2010

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau said today that the Army and Air National Guard are prepared to help in the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti.

  • Executive order intended to expedite hiring process gives spouses a quicker path to employment

    Jan 13, 2010

    Tahee Lowery, spouse of Staff Sgt. Robert Lowery, is the first spouse hired at Fort Polk under Executive Order 13473, Spouse Preference Authority, a new rule that allows some spouses to be hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • All-American Bowl winners reach beyond playing field

    Jan 13, 2010

    While the West team beat the East 30-14 in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday before 34,126 and a national television audience on NBC, the real winner was the University of Florida.

  • Soldiers see through walls

    Jan 13, 2010

    Entering a building and clearing rooms may become much safer for Soldiers in combat as Army scientists continue to develop Sense-Through-The-Wall technology to increase situational awareness.

  • Books For Soldiers

    Jan 13, 2010

  • 12th IA SOC, ODA continue partnered efforts

    Jan 13, 2010

    The 12th Iraqi Army Special Operations Company, and Operational Detachment-Alpha 1216, conducted hands-on weapons training and close combat attacks, near Hawijah, Iraq, Dec. 26.

  • Army Reserve prepares for post-conflict requirements

    Jan 13, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces under way in Iraq and plans announced to begin reducing forces in Afghanistan after July 2011, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the Army Reserve chief, is facing a quandary.

  • Understanding the New Personnel Claims Program: PCLAIMS

    Jan 13, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Personnel claims allow Soldiers and Army civilian employees to be compensated for property loss and damage sustained incident to service. Many Soldiers file personnel claims when their household goods are lost or damaged during shipment. These comprise the vast majority of personnel claims. However, personnel claims may also be filed in other situations, for example, when Soldiers sustain losses due to fire or flood at on-post quarters. Until recently, claimants had to mail claims documents or visit the local military claims office and turn in the claim in person.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Retired Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, former Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, caught an early morning flight Tuesday with an important message about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which he presented to the Fort Irwin/National Training Center community.

  • Army shooters aim to influence Texans at bowl

    Jan 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun team shared its skills with dozens of civilians at the San Antonio Gun Club as part of the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.

  • Budget for 2010 to help Guard equip, modernize

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Defense Appropriations Act's provisions include $710 million in additional equipment funding - including $575 million for the Army Guard.

  • Unmanned aircraft changing Soldiers' battlefield perspective

    Jan 11, 2010

    Growing the Army's unmanned aerial system inventory is critical as the Army faces an ever-evolving mission and as Soldiers have learned to exploit the tactical advantages these systems provide.

  • Iron Brigade prepares for deployment with cultural awareness training

    Jan 11, 2010

    Iron Brigade prepares for deployment with cultural awareness training

  • Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard competes in National Cavalry Competition

    Jan 11, 2010

    Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard competes in National Cavalry Competition

  • Brother, sister serve deployment together in Air Cavalry

    Jan 11, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The odds of two siblings being deployed together in the same brigade might be considered slim in the active Army, especially if it happens by chance.

  • 'Centurions' commemorate partnership with Iraqi Army counterparts

    Jan 11, 2010

  • Tax Season Overseas: Couples can file joint tax return despite non-resident status

    Jan 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- This year, filing a joint tax return allows the Servicemember and spouse $3650 per person. That's $7300 in personal exemptions, before calculating other exemptions and tax credits. The amount of exemption went up $50 from last year, but if the Servicemember is married to a non-U.S. resident, the couple does not get to take advantage of the more favorable tax treatment, unless the non-resident alien spouse applies for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Tax Season Overseas: New tax law grants servicemembers' spouses residency protections

    Jan 11, 2010

    President Obama extended certain legal protections to military spouses late last year that may make a difference when it comes time to file your taxes.

  • Providers run laundry facility for Soldiers at Poliwoda

    Jan 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION POLIWODA, Iraq -A shower, laundry and clothing repair team provides daily laundry operations for the roughly 500 Soldiers and civilian contractors stationed at Contingency Operating Location Poliwoda, Iraq.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers provide potable water at Poliwoda

    Jan 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION POLIWODA, Iraq - A single team of Soldiers provide all the potable water used for the shower and latrine trailers, the dining facility and all other running-water facilities at Contingency Operating Location Poliwoda, Iraq.

  • Camp Taji unveils new rotary passenger terminal

    Jan 9, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Command elements from the 49th Transportation Battalion, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team garrison command and 1st Air Cavalry Brigade took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 5, celebrating the opening of the Capt. Edward "Too Tall" Freeman Rotary Wing Passenger Terminal at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers learn biblical history at Al Asad Air Base

    Jan 9, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - In the past 4,000 years the terrain in Iraq has changed drastically, but according to the oral tradition of the Bedouins, one of the resting places along the biblical journey of Abraham from Ur to Canaan is located at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

  • JBB to open tax center to assist service members who elect to file taxes while deployed

    Jan 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - By law, deployed service members are exempt from filing taxes but the Joint Base Balad, Iraq, tax center is scheduled to open in mid-February, offering free assistance and service to those who want their refunds now.

  • 724th Transportation Company adapts to changing mission

    Jan 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 724th Transportation Company came to Iraq to carry out a mission unlike any they had done before, and find themselves adapting as their mission changes once again in the middle of their year-long deployment.

  • Carson Soldiers train in Level III Combatives

    Jan 8, 2010

    Carson Soldiers train in Level III Combatives

  • 'Raiders' deliver hope, goods to homeless

    Jan 8, 2010

    4th Infantry Division Soldiers lend support to Colorado Springs homeless.

  • Ritter visits Fort Carson, addresses veterans assistance

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. visited Fort Carson to sign a proclamation recognizing the efforts of a nonprofit organization to assist veterans separating from the military in finding jobs in the construction field.

  • Baby, it's not so cold outside

    Jan 8, 2010

    Fort Carson Enlisted Spouses Charitable Organization arranges a coat drive for Fort Carson Families.

  • Fort Carson Family gets holiday wish

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - The Family of Sgt. Robert McPherson, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division was given a new van through the NFL's Operation Once in a Lifetime Heroic 7 Wishes program.

  • Fort Bragg offers guidance to increase weapon registration awareness

    Jan 8, 2010

    In the aftermath of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas massacre, in which 13 people were killed and another 30 injured, officials at Fort Bragg are looking to increase awareness of its weapons registration policy. The policy, which is based on regulatory guidance set forth in XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Regulation 190-12, applies to all persons, both military and civilian, who enter Fort Bragg or travel on its reservation.

  • FORSCOM commander says Fort Bragg 'premier installation'

    Jan 7, 2010

    On Wednesday, Fort Bragg received a visit from Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the commander of United States Army Forces Command. During his two-day visit, Campbell spoke with many of Fort Bragg's leaders, providing a leader professional development class Wednesday night and speaking with Fort Bragg's sergeant majors at a breakfast with them Thursday morning at the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

  • Schloesser: Brigade commander's job more challenging than ever

    Jan 7, 2010

    "In a relatively short period of time ... the role of the brigade commander, whether it's a BCT (brigade combat team) commander or an aviation brigade commander or other, has become incredibly more complex," said the Army's director of aviation.

  • Army Secretary prioritizes support, acquisition reform, outreach

    Jan 7, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave Pentagon staffers a "preliminary report" Wednesday after his first three months in office, asking them to continue supporting Soldier and family programs, continue acquisition reform, and focus more on congressional outreach.

  • Army seeks additional CAB to reach dwell goal

    Jan 6, 2010

    In order to meet the Army's dwell-time goal, the service will add a new combat aviation brigade.

  • B Co 1SG meets with village elders

    Jan 6, 2010

  • Joint effort increases efficiency of equipment drawdown

    Jan 2, 2010

    As the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment in Iraq draws near, the Corps Distribution Center at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, has become a hub in the effort to move excess equipment out of Iraq.

  • New locks on female facilities designed to help prevent sexual assault

    Jan 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - KBR, Inc. employees began installing cipher locks on female latrines and shower facilities in December - female residents may obtain the codes from their housing office.

  • Army experiments to increase network connectivity for Soldiers

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.

  • Christmas worship Iraq and Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2009

  • General Stultz holds town hall meeting in Kuwait

    Dec 30, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers serving under Third Army had the opportunity to voice their concerns during a town hall meeting hosted by Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserves, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 26.

  • Countering impact of persistent conflict through holistic fitness

    Dec 29, 2009

    Army established the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness directorate on Oct. 1, 2008. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.

  • Honor Soldiers throughout year with Heroes' Tree

    Dec 29, 2009

    "Reflect. Remember. Rejoice," is the slogan of the Our Heroes' Tree program, an initiative honoring the service of all military members. Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program hopes to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their families.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of support from its enlisted assistants

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Major Alvin Chaplin likes to compare a chaplain assistant to an entire infantry company rolled into one Soldier. "In order to get the job done, he or she has to be able to do it all -- company clerk, supply person, motor sergeant and combatant. The chaplain assistant has to set the conditions for the chaplain to succeed and the commander to execute the unit's religious programs," said Chaplin, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior chaplain assistant. Chaplin made his observation on the occasion of the Army's celebrating the centennial of the Army chaplain assistants Dec. 28. For a hundred years, holders of what is now the 56M MOS (military occupation specialty) have assisted chaplains in ensuring the free exercise of religion for millions of Soldiers.

  • Service members sing together Christmas Eve

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members spent their Christmas Eve reading scripture, singing songs and listening to the band play at Morale, Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Musicians, comedian, cheerleaders perform at Balad

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour 2009, brought country music artists Mark Wills and Keni Thomas and four Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders to Sustainer Theater Dec. 19 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Service members go face to face at X-Mas Bash Extravaganza

    Dec 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The stadium was filled with cheers, the sounds of men being pummeled and bodies hitting the mat, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq's X-mas Bash Extravaganza, hosted by 1st Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Dec. 19 here at JBB.

  • Fort Stewart family uses unique holiday tradition to help children with deployed parents

    Dec 23, 2009

    In this season of joy, hope and giving, Earl and Debe Austin are transformed into characters that are larger than life and equally as fun to portray.

  • General cites reasons for pregnancy provision in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2009

    An Army general in Iraq is going beyond the typical protocol to ensure every able-bodied soldier in his unit stays fit to fight, even if it means punishing troops for engaging in sexual activities while deployed.

  • "Wagonmasters" meet old friend, bring gifts to children

    Dec 22, 2009

    JEDELLAH SOFLA, Iraq - Near the southeast corner of Contingency Operating Location Q-West was a small farming village surrounded by arid desert. Concrete buildings, lit only by sunlight through windows, were strewn about the area separated by cinderblock and mud walls from sheep, dogs, chickens, cows, and rabbits. Large sand-filled barriers surrounded everything, separating it from the flat, sandy landscape. The bleat of sheep, voices of children playing, and sound of conversations in Arabic and English were the only audible sounds.

  • Mullen updates, changes joint guidance

    Dec 22, 2009

    The Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy takes primacy in the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's guidance for 2010.

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • First Iraqi bank on American base opens at JBB

    Dec 19, 2009

    Contractors and Iraqi entrepreneurs throughout Joint Base Balad, Iraq now have access to the Al Warka Bank, after the opening of a branch Dec. 17 at the Iraqi Free Zone.

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 18, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why.

  • Operation Just Cause vets remember

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Seven Operation Just Cause veterans joined hundreds of students from the U.S. Army Airborne School in ThursdayAca,!a,,cs jump to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the operation, including the Armor SchoolAca,!a,,cs top NCO, CSM John Troxell. Aca,!A"It was the first and only time IAca,!a,,cve ever jumped into a combat zone,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab tests new mortar system

    Dec 18, 2009

    The Army wants to decrease the weight Soldiers carry on missions, and Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab is part of the effort.

  • Christmas comes early for families of deployed Soldiers

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "What a great Christmas gift!" said Andrea Young, Family Readiness Support assistant for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. "You don't a get an opportunity very often where an organization comes, finds you and says 'Can we give you a computer'' A lot of people can't afford $300 to $400 to spend on a computer. This is above and beyond generosity."

  • "All was calm...."

    Dec 18, 2009

    "I wouldn't have missed that unique and weird Christmas Day for anything." A Soldier's reflection on Christmas in the trenches during World War I.

  • Disability doesn't stop Civilian accountant from excelling

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Brooke A. Larrabee, an Army Civilian employee with U.S. Army Forces Command, has received many awards during her 18 years of federal service. However, Larrabee said those awards pale in comparison with the 2009 Aca,!A"Army Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability AwardAca,!A? she received Dec. 8 at a presentation ceremony in Bethesda, Md.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • Soldiers' Tree dedicated to those who gave all for freedom

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - In the season of giving, members of the Fort McPherson community took time Dec. 11 to remember and honor Georgia servicemembers who gave all in support of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Respect was rendered via the dedication of a Soldiers' Tree ceremony. During the ceremony, the tree, located near the flag pole on Hedekin Field, was decorated with red ribbons for each servicemember who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Four NCOs get medals for combat valor

    Dec 18, 2009

    More than a year removed from the enemy confrontations where they risked their lives for fellow servicemembers, four former 503rd Infantry Regiment Soldiers were honored for their bravery in combat.

  • Shooter-detection 'Boomerangs' helping in Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    A new acoustic shooter-detection system called "Boomerang" detects incoming gunfire in Iraq and alerts Soldiers to the shooter's location, allowing them to immediately return fire.

  • New National Training Center headquarters more than 50 years in making

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- In a sense Christmas came early for the National Training Center headquarters staff led by Fort Irwin/NTC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams on Thursday as a new headquarters building was unveiled to the public.

  • Community Strong Day brings heroes to Fort Hood

    Dec 17, 2009

    What do you get when you have six NASA astronauts, five Medal of Honor recipients, four musical performers, a three-star general, two midways and a sock puppet at the same place'

  • FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Lieutenant General Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Tuesday Dec. 15 to receive briefings on the command's reset status since returning to Fort Knox from service in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldiers to support behind scenes during Iraq's elections

    Dec 17, 2009

    With the Iraqi National Elections approaching, U.S. Soldiers are preparing to support the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police while remaining in the background.

  • Stewart-Hunter Families Given Free Christmas Trees

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On one of the coldest days of the year thus far, more than 30 Soldiers were on standby just inside the gates at the auto crafts lot on Hunter Army Airfield, to aide awaiting Family Members pick and load one tree of their choice into their vehicle during the Trees for Troops giveaway, Dec. 11.

  • Desert Rogues, Iraqi Army Uncover Large Weapons Cache

    Dec 17, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and members from 2/52 Iraqi Army Brigade discovered a large weapons cache in Ninewa province, in northern Iraq, Dec. 6.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Remembers Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and sponsors of the Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers Memorial gathered together at the new brigade headquarters to break ground on the memorial site, Dec. 9. The memorial, scheduled to be dedicated when the Raider Brigade returns to Iraq, will be located next to the new brigade headquarters.

  • Raiders Case Colors, Ready for Mission

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-First Heavy Brigade Combat Team held their Color casing ceremony at Marne Garden, Dec. 11. The ceremony marks the start of deployment for the brigade and the Colors won't be uncased until the brigade is in Iraq.

  • Fort Stewart Wreath-Laying Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Though the weather outside was frightful, the hearts of Soldiers, Family Members, Department of the Army Civilians, and local community members were warm as 3rd Infantry Division's fallen heroes at Warriors Walk were remembered once more before the holiday season.

  • U.S. Army to Fast-Track More Gear to Afghans

    Dec 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army is preparing to step-up materiel transfers of urgently needed war-fighting gear such as HMMWVs, .50 caliber machine guns, boots, ammunition and other supplies to Afghan forces in light of President Barack Obama's Dec. 1 announcement that he will send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to the country.

  • Military Family Life Consultants: easing transitions for Soldiers and Families

    Dec 16, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga.-Soldiers and Family members at brigades within U.S. Army Forces Command now have more access to mental and emotional help. During a six-month trial period which began in September, about 96 additional Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) were embedded in FORSCOM units and are on-hand to assist troops. "They go where the families are," said Phoebe Wright-Thomas, a FORSCOM Well-Being program specialist. "I think this sends a clear message to our Soldiers and Families that the Army hears them and that they truly care."

  • NTC Commanding General shares air time with fifth-graders

    Dec 16, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - When Fort Irwin/National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams took to the airwaves of 88.3 FM KNTC, Fort Irwin's post radio station, on Wednesday morning he wasn't alone.

  • Travel Channel profiles Fort Stewart family

    Dec 16, 2009

    An Army family from Fort Stewart, Ga., will play host to five Pacific islanders Dec. 20 on the fifth and final episode of the Travel Channel's "Meet the Natives: USA" at 10 p.m. EST.

  • Combat Advisor Photos

    Dec 15, 2009

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