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  • Air Cav conducts hoist training to prepare for emergencies

    Jan 25, 2010

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

  • Army Secretary directs Fort Hood accountability review

    Jan 25, 2010

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

  • 'Cold Steel' welcomes New Year with a bang

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Fort Irwin Red Cross station hosts volunteer drive

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Haitian American Soldier reacts to homeland disaster

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • American Forces Network access to be expanded in theater

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Camp Adder area Soldiers visit local shaykhs, pump houses

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Adder area leaders meet, discuss US, Iraqi relations

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Country singers entertain at Camp Adder

    Jan 23, 2010

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

  • Robertson Blood Center honors donors and organizations

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas (ASBP, January 20, 2010) - On Thursday, January 20, 2010, the Robertson Blood Center held the annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony, honoring dozens of top donors, organizations, and supporters on Fort Hood. January is National Blood Donor Month and ceremonies are held each year to recognize the efforts of those whose donations mean that troops and their families have the supply of blood they need.

  • Third Army hosts planning conference for upcoming exercises in Saudi Arabia

    Jan 22, 2010

    Third Army welcomed senior leaders from the Royal Saudi Land Forces and U.S. Military Training Mission Land Forces Division for a concept development conference at Fort McPherson, Ga. Jan 18-22, 2010. During the week-long event, participants planned for two military exercises scheduled to occur in Saudi Arabia in April 2010 and early 2011.

  • Army chapels raising funds for Haiti relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    Across the Army, Soldiers and families are donating funds to the Haiti relief effort by passing the collection basket during chapel services.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers set-sail for Haitian relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Sustainers from Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently set-sail for a deployment to Haiti in support of Joint Task Force - Haiti. The unique capability of the Army's watercraft will increase logistical capabilites for the JTF commander.

  • U.S. Army CERDEC deploys security technology to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC is deploying an engineer and its Cerberus surveillance systems to aid Haitian humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts following the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake. They are scheduled to deploy with the 82nd Airborne Division. While Cerberus's official function in Haiti is still unknown, the system has the ability to provide security to areas such as airports that house relief supplies.

  • Soldier keeps eye on mission, ear to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    Haitian-born Spc. Franck Joseph is maintaining his focus on the mission here even as he awaits news about the status of his family back in Haiti.

  • U.S. forces in Haiti to grow to 20,000

    Jan 22, 2010

    Roughly 20,000 U.S. troops will be supporting relief efforts in Haiti by Jan. 24, military officials said, adding to the 13,000-strong American force currently there.

  • Life lessons come from unlikely group of Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2010

    Commentary: Capt. Sam Brown, 1st Lt. Jim Kirchner, Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Olson, Sgt. 1st Class Mike Schlitz and Sgt. Bill Congleton arrived in Baghdad Dec. 28, 2009, as a part of the third installment of Operation Proper Exit. The five Soldiers chose to return to Iraq after being severely injured on their deployments. Their mission, so to speak, was to find the emotional closure they needed. My mission was to document it. It was a week I will not forget.

  • Army invites 14,000 IRR Soldiers to readiness musters in 2010

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army kicks off another year of readiness musters, Jan. 23, for some 14,000 Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command reaches out to aid Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

  • 'Raider' Brigade Soldiers Deliver hope, goods to Colorado Springs' homeless

    Jan 21, 2010

  • 'Raider' Soldiers learn to save lives

    Jan 21, 2010

  • 4th Inf. Div. talks Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Jan 21, 2010

  • Soldier renders aid to crash victim

    Jan 21, 2010

  • Carson Soldiers train in Level III Combatives

    Jan 21, 2010

  • Trust, foundation to trainer-working dog partnership

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - Sergeant 1st Class Canto, a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog, sits at the feet of his handler, Staff Sgt. Larry Chartier, and waits for his command.

  • Army traditions unite deployed brothers

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq -Two Task Force Marne Soldiers, currently deployed to northern Iraq, got an opportunity, Jan. 8, to experience the best of both worlds - the love and support of their battle buddies, as well as a rare moment to be with a Family Member while deployed.

  • Friends, Family Honor Fallen Rangers

    Jan 21, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD </b> - The names of the three fallen heroes from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment echoed clearly during roll call as the afternoon sun faded in the Rangers' memorial courtyard on Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 14.

  • National Training Center hosts Canadian Task Force rotations before deployment

    Jan 20, 2010

    This news feature promotes the partnership between the U.S and Canadian Armies. The U.S. Army's NTC is hosting for the first time a brigade-size force from a coalition partner in the war in Afghanistan.

  • 3rd ID Soldier tapped to deploy to Haiti because of language skills

    Jan 20, 2010

    Spc. Jean-Denis Simprevil was elated when asked to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division as a translator in its military relief efforts in Haiti within the next few weeks.

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • Sustainers deploy in support of Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Between Jan. 15-17, liaison teams from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti, Fort Bragg and U.S. Southern Command in support of relief efforts stemming from the devastation caused by an earthquake on Jan. 12

  • 82nd Airborne expands relief in Haiti as Navy, Marines arrive

    Jan 19, 2010

    As 82nd Airborne Division troops expanded their relief efforts in Haiti today, Navy and Marine pilots conducted reconnaissance and assessment flights over Port au Prince to determine how best to focus added forces that arrived Monday.

  • Forts McPherson, Gillem full speed ahead with Army Family Covenant

    Jan 19, 2010

    ATLANTA - On Nov. 5, 2007, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem joined Army installations around the world in signing the Army Family Covenant. The AFC was conceptualized by Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey, and his wife, Sheila, as they visited installations and met with active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers and their spouses.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14, 400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country. According to Fort Bragg officials, the post has deployed 896 Soldiers, including those from the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and other Fort Bragg units that are now attached to the corps.

  • Brothers reunite in Iraq

    Jan 18, 2010

    Since joining the Army in 2005, the Zeller brothers have only seen each other four times. After 18 months of being apart they were reunited in Iraq at the Al-Faw palace.

  • Stryker soldiers slingload M777A2 howitzers

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from A Battery, 3-17 FA, 5th SBCT, slingload their M777A2 howitzers on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 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

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