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  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires

    Aug 12, 2010

    The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired at Fort McPherson Aug. 2 after 38 years of service to the Army and nation. Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), had served as the deputy commander of FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006, when he arrived following service in Iraq.

  • Fort Campbell director of contracting chosen as AUSA's Army Civilian of 2010

    Aug 12, 2010

    Leslie H. Carroll is the 2010 recipient of the Association of the U.S. Army's Joseph Cribbins Army Civilian Award as its top Army civilian. Carroll, the director of contracting at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell Ky., director of Contracting, will be honored during the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this October.

  • New uniform for OEF protects Soldiers, hides them better

    Aug 11, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will now go with a new uniform in their mobility bag -- one that fights fire and fleas, and makes them less visible to insurgents.

  • Outreach To Survivor Families

    Aug 11, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the families of fallen Soldiers, the Army is standing up to a responsibility to watch over these survivors of war's devastation as long as support is needed. That's no different at Redstone Arsenal, where recent staff and facility additions will make a difference in the level of support Army Community Service can provide family members coping with their loss while hoping for a better future.

  • Blackhorse Troopers plunge into Pre-Ranger Course

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment pushed themselves to their limits to earn a chance to go to Ranger School. The event also provided Soldiers with an idea of what to experience from Ranger School and also what they were weakest in and how to imrove about them.

  • Blackhorse medics provide life-saving training

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Regimental Aid Station provided vital life-saving training for members of the New York National Guard's 719th Transportation Company.

  • Gates announces cuts as part of Pentagon efficiencies initiative

    Aug 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is putting meat on the bones of his initiative to reform the way the Pentagon does business and to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary overhead costs.

  • Longer 'dwell' time poses new challenges for Army

    Aug 10, 2010

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

  • Preparing Signal Officers, Soldiers for the Fight

    Aug 9, 2010

    The article is overall about preparing Signal Officers and Soldiers for the Fight and specifically about a FORSCOM initiative of Signal Support Teams or SST's.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 2-8, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010

    Images capturing the progress of the BRAC-Directed relocation of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Band of battalion commanders: Fort Polk's answer to Backstreet Boys

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- By day, they command battalions of Soldiers and provide instruction on the art of war. Two are soon to take their warriors to face enemy combatants in Afghanistan. They are rugged, tough and macho - real men's men. But when the sun sinks and the stage lights rise, they become leaders of a different sort, taking their audiences on a musical journey through classic rock with a touch of country thrown in for good measure.

  • Sutton takes reins as Fort Polk garrison command sergeant major

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore R. Sutton donned the mantle of garrison command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 3 at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater.

  • Task Force Tiger returns to Fort Polk

    Aug 9, 2010

    Task Force Tiger, a group of 42 Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade, returned to Fort Polk Aug. 1 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. During their deployment, they worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to recruit and train 1,000 Afghan national police.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion changes mission

    Aug 9, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (1-4) of Hohenfels, Germany, shifts-focus, as it begins to wind-down from its mission in support of the Combined Task Force Zabul at the end of this year.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn techniques and teamwork at basketball summer camp

    Aug 6, 2010

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted it's annual basketball summer camp the week of July 26 to 30 at Tolson Youth Activities Center with the help of the Methodist University men's basketball team.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers receive Iron Mike Awards

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - "Who can we send and who will go for us'" Major General Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, paraphrased a familiar quote when he spoke to 27 Iron Mike Award recipients recently.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Fort Bragg continues to provide support through survivor outreach services

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army has always had a legacy of taking care of its Families. Even when a Soldier dies in the line of duty, the support does not stop and Fort Bragg officials want to ensure that surviving spouses and Family members know that. On July 28, the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick hosted a symposium at the Watters Center for Family Life and Religious Education for surviving spouses that included representatives from the post's various agencies designed to support them.

  • Fort Bragg welcomes Devil Brigade home

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army's chief management officer joined friends and Family members July 30, welcoming Devil Brigade Soldiers home at a Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp ceremony, after a year-long deployment to Iraq. Joseph P. Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, welcomed 334 Soldiers from different elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team as they returned to Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Polk opens Army's first Holiday Inn Express

    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug. 4 marked a big day on the U.S. Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • 42nd Infantry Division Commander Visits Troops at Fort Drum

    Aug 6, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, the commanding general of New York's 42nd Infantry Division, visited the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Drum last week. As he toured the Orion Brigade's area of operations on Fort Drum, he reviewed Soldiers' training as the 27th IBCT prepares for a possible deployment. "The 27th Brigade is the focus of effort for the entire State of New York," Wickstrom said. "We do have other units that are deploying that are getting a lot of attention; however, the 27th needs to be successful."

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • COMET trains 3rd ID leaders for Humvee rollovers

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-You're out on patrol in an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle more commonly referred to as simply the Humvee, and you suddenly hear "ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER!" What do you do' Fortunately for Soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, that feeling of uncertainty is lessened by Humvee Egress Assistance Training offered here. Rollovers have been, and continue to be, a threat for today's servicemembers, so being prepared in the event of a rollover can be the ultimate factor between life and death.

  • Fort Stewart Pet Boarding facility rivals resorts

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Heading out of town or just plain tired of replacing the couch one too many times that the dog or dogs have mauled and made as their as the latest chew toy while you're at work' Well, if that is your situation, then you're in luck. The Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility and Doggie Daycare at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart may just be the place you're looking for. However, don't wait too long; this place fills up daily, faster than hotels in Orlando on the 4th of July.

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Chiarelli: Enemy acquiring technology faster

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Army needs to modernize the way it's allowed to buy technology, so it can put the best tools in the hands of the warfighter faster than the enemy pushes technology out to its foot soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Fire temporarily closes Fort Stewart fitness center

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fire may have caused Newman Fitness Center to be down, but thanks to the Fort Stewart Fire Department and with the combined efforts of the Hinesville Fire Department, the Fitness Center is certainly not out. The Fort Stewart Fire Department was dispatched for a fire alarm activation at Newman Fitness Center at 2:37 a.m., July 29, said William Shanholzer, Deputy Chief, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department. At 2:43 a.m. the fire chief on scene reported heavy smoke and requested a full alarm response, at which time the Hinesville Fire Department also responded in support of the Fort Stewart Fire Department. The fire was reported under control by the interior fire attack team at 3:38 a.m., said Shanholzer, and the fire was declared extinguished at 3:53 a.m.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • BCTAca,!E+changes complement war mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The one thing in the Army that remains constant is that things will always change. You can count on that. Change, of course, in an operational setting is a necessity because we continually must adapt to ensure the success of the warfare mission and address the new challenges that we face. Changes start at the ground up, and at Fort Jackson that translates to Basic Combat Training.

  • Casey shares vision of National Guard's future

    Aug 5, 2010

    "No one wants to go back to the Guard being just a strategic reserve," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to the 2010 National Guard Family Program Volunteer Workshop. "We have come way too far. Half of the Guard are combat veterans. That's a fundamentally different force and, as a result, it's a fundamentally different Army."

  • 'Apps for Army' to shape future software acquisition

    Aug 4, 2010

    Knowledge learned from the Army's recent "Apps for the Army" application-development challenge will be used to help the service more quickly acquire software applications.

  • Exemplary Iron Brigade Soldier recognized

    Aug 4, 2010

  • How Army teens deal with pressures of growing up in 2010: FYI: Teens can LOL at crazy OMG situations

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Being a teen in today's world isn't easy, especially when you're a military dependent.

  • Fort Polk anti-terrorism office implements iWatch

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Imagine these scenes: It starts as a normal workday and becomes a nightmare when an explosion rips through an office building on Fort Polk. As emergency personnel respond to the scene and pull bodies from the wreckage, word of the disaster spreads across post as fast as the fire which engulfs the building.

  • Fort Polk fights for first place

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The opponents shake hands, walk to opposite sides of the octagon and face each other. Once the 10-minute clock begins counting down, they collide in the middle of the ring, flinging each other against the chain link fence surrounding the ring.

  • Alternative PT challenges Greywolf command teams

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Teamwork and endurance led more than 70 leaders from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division over four challenges during physical fitness training at Fort Hood's Training Area 8, July 30.

  • North Carolina MPs gain skills training in Texas

    Aug 3, 2010

    N.C. Army Reserve Soldiers receive training at Fort Bliss, Texas training complex

  • EFMP Training, workshops relieve parental stresses

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A child was born not knowing how to play, or how to make friends, and lacks imagination.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires after more than 38 years service to natio

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Aug. 2, 2010) - The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired here today after 38 years service to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, had served as the deputy commander at FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006 when he arrived, following service in Iraq. Hosted by Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM's commanding general, the Soldiers and Civilian staff gathered at the field in front of FORSCOM Headquarters for the ceremony to honor Peterson.

  • 'Digital rodeo' helps Army look at smart-phone apps

    Aug 2, 2010

    A "digital rodeo" took place July 28-29 at Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of the Army's discovery phase of "Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications."

  • FORSCOM directorates have day of fun, food, fellowship

    Aug 2, 2010

    Personnel from the U.S. Army Forces Command's G-3/5/7 directorates enjoyed a day of fun and team building during their organizational outing July 21 at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro. Approximately 400 Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members participated in group activities, shared stories, showed off their athletic skills, played card games and ate plenty of food as they left the day-to-day challenges and pressures of work for one afternoon.

  • Army Community Services turns 45

    Aug 2, 2010

    For 45 years, Army Community Services has been serving Soldiers, Civilian employees, Families and retirees. On July 23, the U.S. Army Garrison ACS staff celebrated and continued their history of service by providing the community with food and various door prizes during an ACS birthday celebration.

  • Soldiers witness latest 'weapons' to combat spinal, traumatic brain injuries

    Aug 2, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Soldiers from Fort McPherson got to see July 27 the latest technology being used to help rehabilitate those suffering from spinal and traumatic brain injuries at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Visits FORSCOM/USARC Construction Site

    Aug 2, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph Westphal visited the new home of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command during a two-day swing through Fort Bragg, N.C., July 30, 2010.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord outdoor adventure: 'The ultimate rush'

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Outdoor Recreation specialists here have a full slate of high adventure trips planned over the rest of the summer - perfect to help returning Soldiers unwind, or let new arrivals discover the thrills of life in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Operation Purple helps Fort Bragg children cope with stress of deployed parents

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - With many Soldiers deploying for the second, third or even fourth time in their careers, they and their Families feel the stress, pain and worry of having a loved one far away. Children often step into more responsible roles and deal with more stress, leaving less time just to be a kid.

  • Former FORSCOM Soldier returns home as a civilian SES

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 29, 2010) - Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander, official affirmed Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 William "Bill" T. Lasher into Senior Executive Service (SES) Thursday, during an appointment ceremony at FORSCOM headquarters. "I'm honored to get to this level. The Army is a team "sport," and there are a bunch of folks who helped me get to this level." Lasher said. "It's been a combination of skill, teamwork, and luck for me." In the Army, senior executives are the civilian counterparts of general officers. Some occupy the Army's top civilian management jobs, serving in position within the sustaining scientific and technical experts on whom the Army depends to achieve and sustain technical supremacy. These professionals are also the equivalent of Directors, Vice Presidents, and Chief Executive Officers (CEO's) of medium to large-scale companies in the private sector. Thurman said Lasher's recently obtained SES status arrives on the heels of more than 33 year of service to the U.S. Army, which will be instrumental to his success in his new position.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 45th Army Community Service birthday bash

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Fort Bragg community turned out in droves to celebrate ACS 45th birthday July 23. Hundreds of people showed for the event, held on the lawns of the Soldier Support Center, to sample the food and games.

  • Summer Fun: Fort Bragg camp provides for children out of school

    Jul 30, 2010

    On July 20, Summer Outdoor Camp director, Eboni Dickerson took a group of camp adventurers on a horseback trail ride through the Smith Lake area. Sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, the Summer Outdoor Fun Camp is a week-long adventure that includes various activities around the FMWR locations. Fishing, horseback riding, canoe rides, sand castle building, hiking, scavenger hunts and paddle boat races are just a few of the Smith Lake area activities that the children participated in.

  • 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. reflags, redirects

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Stryker brigade whose only commander said was "conceived under the aegis of Mars" retired its flag and welcomed a new leader last week. The Destroyer Brigade cased its colors July 22 for the first time in its three-year history, when it inactivated to become 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Tough competition brings out the best

    Jul 30, 2010

    Coverage of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from July 26 through July 30

  • Fort Bragg Soldier survives accident against all odds

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville work to perfect emergency operations

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At about 10:21 a.m. July 21, a radiological weapon was "detonated" near Fort Bragg, injuring the almost 400 employees who worked at a nearby maintenance facility.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers encouraged to set up powers of attorney, prevent issues during deployment

    Jul 30, 2010

    Every deploying Soldier must address issues at home before heading downrange. Executing the appropriate powers of attorney before a deployment is a vitally important prerequisite for responsibly leaving Family and friends in order to serve the country.

  • Fort Bragg officials discuss suicide prevention

    Jul 30, 2010

    With the number of suicides and attempted suicides on the rise Army-wide, officials got together for a roundtable discussion July 21, at the Soldier Support Center to address the issue.

  • Operation Welcome Home: Lt. Dan Band in concert for Fort Bragg, Pope AFB personnel

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Lt. Dan Band, including Emmy-award winning actor, Gary Sinise, will welcome Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base personnel home from recent deployments by playing a free concert Saturday. The concert, Operation Welcome Home, will begin with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum and music starting at 5 p.m.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord NCO receives Silver Star

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A modest NCO received the Army's third-highest award for valor July 22 during the welcome-home ceremony for 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Staff Sgt. Jarrett D. Brown of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, received a Silver Star on Watkins Field at the beginning of a busy ceremony that included the brigade's redesignation and change of command.

  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • DoD reminds 'Stop-Loss' troops to submit claims

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Department of Defense wants to ensure that anyone who was under "Stop Loss" has an opportunity to apply for a stipend by the deadline of Oct. 21.

  • Bidens welcome home Fort Drum brigade

    Jul 29, 2010

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spent Wednesday afternoon welcoming home Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq and thanking them for their service.

  • Bidens welcome Soldiers home at Fort Drum

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow Soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

  • 2nd BCT Soldier named Army Times Soldier of the Year

    Jul 28, 2010

    He's been shot at in combat, he's saved lives on the battlefield and he responded to the wounded victims of the Nov. 5 attack on Fort Hood, and now Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip has been named the Military Times Soldier of the Year.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition Day 1

    Jul 27, 2010

    Photos from the first day of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year competition. The four-day competition is being held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • 27th Brigade Combat Team Conducting Brigade Annual Training at Fort Drum

    Jul 26, 2010

    By Sunday evening, more than one thousand New York Soldiers were encamped on remote ranges on Fort Drum, ready to begin the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's first brigade-level field exercise since the unit returned from Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Blackhorse muscles motorpool PT

    Jul 26, 2010

    Soldiers from RHHT, 11th ACR, conduct PT at the troop motorpool. Dubbed "Motorpool Mondays," the Soldiers partake in team building exercies such as tire flips, HMMWV pulls and sandbag carries.

  • 2nd Strykers pay tribute to fallen comrade

    Jul 26, 2010

    Zabul, Afghanistan - Dragoons from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and Soldiers from Combined Team Zabul packed the small building on Forward Operations Base Apache Thursday night, July 22, 2010, to pay their respects and honor the memory of a very special hero.

  • Army Ground Forces Band gets new commander

    Jul 23, 2010

    Capt. Treg Ancelet (left) receives the unit colors from Lt. Col. Hillary Luton of U.S. Army Forces Command July 8 at Fort McPherson as a symbol of his accepting command of The Army Ground Forces Band. Ancelet assumed command from Maj. Domingos Robinson.

  • Fort Bragg gyms receive much needed renovations

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If you've noticed that there are fewer gyms on Fort Bragg lately, you're not alone.

  • Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg driver improvement school reinforces safety

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The goal of the Driver Improvement Training Program is not to serve as punishment for drivers who have been issued citations, but rather to serve as a reinforcement of safety on Fort Bragg.

  • Summertime fun: Fort Bragg children enhance learning skills

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Bragg Schools came up with the ultimate learning experience to enhance and strengthen students' reading, language and math skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment program was held from June 21 through Friday at Devers Elementary, Gordon Elementary and Irwin Intermediate schools. Students explored famous musicians, authors and composers with many hands-on learning and creative activities to excite children about learning.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP increases capabilities, marketing for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers and employers are also able to check the posted resumes and return follow-up conversation with prospective employees.

  • Fort Bliss farewells Bromberg, welcomes Pittard

    Jul 22, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg relinquishes command of Fort Bliss to Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment Soldiers train IA on M1A1 Abrams

    Jul 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION AL RASHEED, Iraq - At 8:30 a.m. it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Sumner speaks, his linguist translates, and the students nod their heads in understanding.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility dedicated to its namesake

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Facility at East Fort Bliss was dedicated to its namesake, Sgt. Joshua W. Soto, during the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility's indoor basketball courts July 7.

  • Aviation unit displays effectiveness on the ground in Afghanistan

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - As battle tactics in Afghanistan are adjusted to defeat the enemy, adaptability is a valuable asset to any Army unit involved in combat actions. At Forward Operating Base Shank, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, is displaying its adaptability by being as equally effective on the ground as they are in the air. With the creation of a civil affairs team, led by Capt. Douglas Gray, civil affairs officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Brawler, from Ojai, Calif., supports the ongoing counterinsurgency tactic by helping remote villages in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Stewart commissary now offers fresher, natural and organic items

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-With many Americans working toward living healthier lifestyles, which includes the food they eat, the commissary at Fort Stewart is now offering more organic and natural items, including produce, beef and seafood.

  • New ADA simulator offers high-tech training

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. --With a point of a finger the Air and Missile Defense Crewmember team-in-training spotted simulated aircraft in the digital terrain of the Joint Fires Multipurpose Dome. The rumble of the plane was heard and felt Friday, as Soldiers from Avenger class number 10-10 stepped onto the platform with a stinger missile in hand.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • Two more Marne Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Captain Michael P. Cassidy and Pfc. Francisco Guardado-Ramirez were honored for their service to the nation, July 15, as two trees were added to the long rows of Eastern Redbuds that line Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart.

  • TF Marne honors fallen Peshmerga warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    CAMP ZAYTUN, ERBIL, Iraq - Task Force Marne Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, posthumously awarded two Iraqi Peshmerga the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device at Camp Zaytun, Erbil, Iraq, July 18. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Kurdish Fighting Forces.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group members recognized at deployment ceremony

    Jul 22, 2010

    Sixteen Family members of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the brigade's parade field where they were awarded the Commander's Award for public service, a brigade coin and a blue service star flag.

  • Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

    Jul 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo entertains, honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo family once again honored the men and women of the Fort Carson community July 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs at the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

  • Global Medic 2010: Multi-service units train in national exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive medals for valor

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fifty-eight Soldiers of the 7th Special Forces Group were honored in an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Friday, for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spouse jobs program to relaunch in October

    Jul 21, 2010

    The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program.

  • Unit Risk Inventory provides commanders snapshot of unit

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Often, when an officer takes command of a unit, he or she might not know the Soldiers well.

  • Wrangler Brigade Shows Off Hand-to-Hand Combat Skills

    Jul 20, 2010

    While the Fort Hood and III Corps combatives tournament dominated many units' schedules during the week of June 28 to July 1, many of those units, including the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and its team did their share of domination throughout the competition...

  • Fort Polk's 83rd Soldiers receive food for body, spirit

    Jul 20, 2010

    Fort Polk's 83rd Chemical Battalion held a prayer breakfast at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Dining Facility July 14. Retired Chap. (Col.) Scott McChrystal spoke at the event about stress in the lives of Soldiers. Along with a speech from McChrystal, attendees also received copies of his book "Daily Strength for the Battle: You, God's Word, 5 Minutes."