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  • 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

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Army Ground Forces Band concert is holiday hit

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Dec. 14, 2009) - The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band returned to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for its 24th Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 11. And for the 24th year, the talented Soldier/musicians were a huge hit with the approximately 2,000 people of all ages who braved unseasonably cold weather to hear one of the Army's premier national touring bands perform the holiday sounds of the season.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • FORSCOM building receives final structural beam

    Dec 14, 2009

    Construction workers at Fort Bragg's newest building placed the final structural beam in place Dec. 3, marking the completion of framework for the building that will house the U.S. Army Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Army bids farewell to general after 36 years

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Army bid an official farewell to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-4, in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service during his retirement ceremony held Nov. 24 at FORSCOM headquarters.

  • Partnership helps injured Soldiers continue training

    Dec 11, 2009

    Athletic Training graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University are diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries in Soldiers as part of the Warrior Athletic Trainer Program, a pilot partnership program, with the 192nd Infantry Brigade on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Obama promises conditions-based Afghanistan transition

    Dec 11, 2009

    Any changes in U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan, when security responsibility starts to transfer to the Afghans in July 2011, will be considered in light of the situation on the ground at that time, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • Hundreds more 173rd ABCT paratroopers head to Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - More than 700 Soldiers of the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan from Aviano Air Base in Aviano, Italy, Dec 9. The troops will support the International Security Assistance Force. The Soldiers waited for their aircraft in a state-of-the-art deployment support facilty, managed by the Army but worked jointly with the Air Force. Air Force spouses and retirees baked homemade goodies to support the deploying troops. Soldiers help change a tire on aircraft to help ensure their aircraft departed on time.

  • FORSCOM Accountant receives Army-level award

    Dec 9, 2009

    An Army civilian employee with U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has received many awards during her 18 years of federal service - recognition for achievement, time off awards and monetary awards - but none compares to the one she received today during a Department of Defense ceremony here. Brooke A. Larrabee, lead accountant within FORSCOM's G-8, Resource Integration Division at Fort McPherson, Ga., was presented the 2009 "Army Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability Award." As Larrabee continues her service to our country, she said she looks forward to one day becoming a public speaker to let others know they can pursue their dreams too, despite the challenges they may encounter in life.

  • Third Army Soldier awarded Soldiers Medal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Bolden, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Digital Army Liaison Team assistant operations noncommissioned officer, was awarded the Soldiers medal Dec. 7 for his actions in saving a woman that was ejected from her car when it veered off the highway.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Army has approved two-day and five-day workshops for unit leaders on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers Help Train Canine Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2009

    Theirs is an elite unit, full of dedicated Soldiers who continuously train to take the enemy down. Their success has gone largely unnoticed, but they have done everything from take down some of the biggest enemies of freedom to finding countless improvised explosive devices. These Soldiers are quicker, more agile, more flexible and can accomplish a number of missions your average humans can't - because they're not human. They are the dogs of the Contingency Operating Base Speicher Canine Kennel Unit.

  • Demolition of Fort Stewart's Oldest Housing Area Begins

    Dec 2, 2009

    The demolition of the oldest housing area at Fort Stewart, Marne Terrace, began, Nov. 25.

  • 3rd CAB Arrives in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade made history as they uncased their Colors in a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 24.

  • Under secretary visits Army leaders in Kabul

    Nov 30, 2009

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal spent the day after Thanksgiving visiting military leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers rest, learn from locals at Habur Gate

    Nov 28, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - As convoys escort trucks across the border between Turkey and Iraq, Soldiers take advantage of one of Iraq's most accommodating cities to rest between missions.

  • Security forces along Iraq, Turkey border inspect trucks

    Nov 27, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Along the border of Iraq and Turkey, U.S. service members, Iraqi security forces and contractors work together to ensure the safety of Iraq's citizens.

  • Senators visit deployed Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Illinois Sen. Roland W. Burris visited Soldiers from his home state at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, Nov. 24 at Memorial Hall to answer their questions and talk about programs available to them.

  • Security Soldiers protect key leaders throughout Iraq

    Nov 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - The Personal Security Detachment with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, keeps Soldiers safe while conducting operations outside the wire.

  • Iraqi children learn about personal hygiene at JBB

    Nov 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Roughly 100 Iraqi children participated in Iraqi Kids Day Nov. 21 at the H6 recreation center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Fort Irwin now has furniture store of its own

    Nov 25, 2009

  • G-6 says iPhone approach could help Army

    Nov 25, 2009

    Using Apple's iPhone application approval process as an example, the Army's chief information officer said emulating industry could help speed up the development and approval of Army network applications.

  • Disabled Soldiers play golf

    Nov 25, 2009

    When retired Sgt. Maj. Juan Garcia left Fort Stewart in 2003, he never thought he'd return to a military installation to play golf as a double amputee. On Nov. 16 and 17, Garcia returned to Hunter Army Airfield's driving range for the "First Swing" workshop, offered by the National Amputee Golfers Association. Joining him were disabled Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit, along with about 20 golf professionals and occupational therapists, who came to learn how to encourage and teach the disabled to play.

  • Pinup calendar raises money for wounded warriors

    Nov 25, 2009

    The idea came while Tess Crosby was planning her Halloween costume as a pinup girl. Wanting to create a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, Crosby hit upon a plan for a 1940s-style charity pinup calendar.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Cooks Fight Elements, Other Obstacles to Keep Soldiers in the Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    At the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, little can be seen at 2 a.m. except lights in the distance. In the new Containerized Kitchen and the old Mobile Kitchen Trailer on Forward Operating Base King, however, the sound of clattering pans and the smell of cooking meat fills the air. The cooks of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team are hard at work even at this early hour, cooking to feed 1,400 Soldiers come sunrise. They prepare Soldiers for a day of hard training throughout all of 1st HBCT's NTC rotation.

  • 3rd ID Celebrates 92nd birthday

    Nov 25, 2009

    3rd ID celebrates 92nd birthday

  • Task Force Marne Thankful for Family

    Nov 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving is a time for Families to be together, but when Soldiers can't be with their Families in America, they can eat a Thanksgiving feast with their brothers and sisters at arms.

  • Investigation ongoing into threat against Fort Benning

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Army's Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate a potential threat against Fort Benning, Ga., that was discovered Nov. 19.

  • Dining facility employees work hard on holidays

    Nov 25, 2009

    Many of us have fond childhood memories of great family gatherings on Thanksgiving Day with great food, family and conversation. On becoming a Soldier, I experienced unit gatherings at ...

  • Soldiers, Family Members Cut Ribbon on New Fort Stewart CDC

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers, Family Members, and Army Civilians gathered to celebrate the opening of the newest child development center on Fort Stewart, Nov. 20. The new center will care for 244 of the Army's youngest Family Members, who range in age from six weeks to five years old.

  • Soldiers prepare to react at new IED training village

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Benning Soldiers have a new place to learn about improvised explosive devices - a training village on Sand Hill. Construction on the nearly $500,000 site began in August, and Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, were the first to use it Thursday.

  • TF Marne Marks 3rd ID Celebration with 'Patch Ceremony'

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division honored its 92 years of service to the nation by recognizing combat service through a traditional "Patch Ceremony," on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Nov. 21.

  • 76th FA Leaders Apply Civil War Lessons to TodayAca,!a,,cs Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    Senior leaders of the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took a trip back in time to 1862 with a staff ride to the Fort Pulaski National Monument, Nov. 20.

  • Fallen Soldier Honored at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk

    Nov 25, 2009

    A good man, a good husband, a good father, and a great leader. Those were the words used to describe Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski by his battalion commander at the tree dedication ceremony in his honor at Warriors Walk, Nov. 19. Staff Sergeant Rudzinski, 28, of the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, was killed near Kandahar, Afghanistan, Oct. 16, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

  • Gold Star Wives heal by helping others

    Nov 25, 2009

    Tomorrow evening, many Americans will gather around the table to take turns with family and friends, expressing what they are thankful for. Many families will convey their heartfelt gratitude recognizing the sacrifices of those serving our country. For some families, that sacrifice comes in the form of an empty seat, a place setting for a loved one who gave his or her life to protect the freedoms Americans enjoy. Few organizations exist that know about that sacrifice more intimately than the Gold Star Wives of America.

  • ARMY BIDS MAJ. GEN. JOHSON FAREWELL

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 24, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell here today to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had been the deputy chief of staff G-4 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for logistics) since June 2007.

  • Fort Hood Shooting Task Force Members Visit Wounded Soldier

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 3d ESC working to build resilient Soldiers and Families

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Since returning from a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has implemented many different approaches to ensure its Soldiers get reintegrated with their Families, while remaining mission ready.

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