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  • Dogface Soldiers support Iraqi election success

    Mar 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Task Force Marne units in United States Division-North successfully fulfilled their supporting role to the Iraqi Security Forces as Iraqis went to the polls to vote for the next leaders of their country, March 7.

  • Fort Stewart schools celebrate Read Across America

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Students at Fort Stewart's three elementary schools had some special visitors at their school this week, including Ginger Cucolo, wife of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander; and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd ID deputy commanding general-rear. Their visit was to help the students celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America program and motivate children to want to read.

  • Hood culinary display honors the fallen

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- As the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition enters its final days at Fort Lee, onlookers are left with lasting memories of five-star cuisine and elaborate table displays that showcased the talents of the military's food service professionals. For one team, this year's competition held special significance. It was an opportunity for them to pay tribute to the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. The team representing that installation created a memorable table display that garnered high marks from competition judges.

  • Beyond the big stage: impact of Army Culinary Arts Competition goes further than presentation of any

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 11, 2010) -- The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition will check off another year tomorrow when it wraps up its 35th awards ceremony. For more than three decades, it has been a stage of sorts; a showcase in which contestants are afforded the opportunity to put their skills up against the best the military has to offer. But it is also a unique military food service experience Aca,!" one that has a varied impact beyond the competition itself.

  • Iraqi security forces ensure safe national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    In 2005, faced with staunch resistance from extremists, coalition forces provided security for Iraqis as they voted. Five years later, the role of U.S. forces has changed dramatically.

  • Iraqi canine unit helps secure national elections

    Mar 11, 2010

    As his U.S. counterparts walked toward him, the commander of the Iraqi canine unit broke into a smile and held out his hand. After a few introductory handshakes, 2nd Lt. Akeel, from the Iraqi National Police in the city of Najaf, ushered his guests from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, into his office.

  • Karbala agricultural buzz: beekeeping class and other initiatives create economic independence for l

    Mar 11, 2010

    A class that teaches local Iraqis how to raise and care for honey bees graduated its first students in Husaniyah, Iraq, March 1, 2010. Members of the U.S. State Department's Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, attended the beekeeping course graduation.

  • Soldiers transition Haiti responsibilities to U.N. forces

    Mar 10, 2010

    More than 470 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, will depart Haiti Thursday after completing their relief missions in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • 'Gunslingers' host COB Basra strongman contest

    Mar 10, 2010

    Needing to bench press 315 pounds one time in the final "bench-off" for the title at the Gunslinger Strongman Competition, Spc. Travis E. Dobson, of Long Beach, Calif., pumped out an extra four repetitions, March 1, 2010.

  • Cavalrymen run helo stables in southern Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    As the engines of approaching helicopters roar in the distance, flight operations at the Task Force Saber air cell at Contingency Operating Station Hunter once again prepare to receive aircraft that support troop movements all across southern Iraq.

  • Soldiers develop strong bonds with counterparts

    Mar 10, 2010

    Iraq's security forces are in the lead, dedicated to and invested in the ongoing stability of their nation and ensuring the security of their U.S. partners, but the fewer U.S. troops still in the country assisting the Iraqi forces still have an essential job to do.

  • U.S. partners assist Najaf's growth

    Mar 10, 2010

    Military leaders, diplomats, politicians, influential businessmen and shaykhs came together for an informal dinner to celebrate President's Day at Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Feb. 24, 2010.

  • Singer entertains troops on small base in Iraq

    Mar 10, 2010

    Former Pussycat Doll, Kaya Jones entertained the Soldiers assigned to Contingency Operating Station Endeavor, Iraq, Feb. 24, 2010. Jones and her dance team danced and sang for an appreciative audience for over an hour, before signing autographs and posing for pictures with their audience.

  • Stability operations in Iraq making headway

    Mar 10, 2010

    Though the U.S. has been building up the civilian infrastructure of Iraq since 2003, the sense of ownership and level interest of the people has never been as great as it is now, and that makes all the difference.

  • Newest Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Soldier Leads From The Front

    Mar 9, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Charles R. Spence, Jr., from the 4th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, always tries to lead his Soldiers from the front. This outstanding noncommissioned officer shares his story after being inducted in the elite Sergeant Audi Murphy Club Mar. 4.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets joined The Army Ground Forces Band for a grand evening of music performed for the free "Sound the Trumpets" concert at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, March 6. The program offered an exciting variety of music that was enthusiastically received by the hundreds of people in attendance. The Herald Trumpets are the President's official fanfare ensemble. The Army Ground Forces Band is one of only three Army bands with a touring mission.

  • Wounded warrior ties for National Geographic's Adventurer of Year

    Mar 8, 2010

    Wounded by a roadside bomb more than three years ago, Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister has surmounted his injuries to tie for the National Geographic magazine's Reader's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

  • Top NCO observes Thunderbolt Soldiers train Iraqis

    Mar 8, 2010

    Senior noncommissioned officer of USFI observes training between Iraqi Army and 17th Fires Brigade in Basrah Province

  • Supporting Small Government in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    While considerable attention has been devoted to Iraqi reconstruction at the national and provincial levels, U.S. forces are leveraging their resources to advise and assist local Iraqi governmental bodies as well.

  • Land navigation course offers infantrymen first taste of Utah terrain

    Mar 8, 2010

    Infantrymen from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in Utah to train for an upcoming deployment, began off-post training with land navigation at Camp W.G. Williams, Utah, Feb. 11-12.

  • Efficient irrigation method holds promise for Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    Even as the U.S. hands more and more responsibility for the future of Iraq back to the Iraqi people, projects continue to ensure that the people are set up for success in every possible way.

  • Iraqis Vote in Karbala

    Mar 8, 2010

    Iraqis vote in Karbala The elections are the second national vote since the ousting of Saddam Hussein

  • Iraqi and U.S. forces prepare for National Elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    The success of this week's elections for five southern provinces in Iraq rested on the Mid-Euphrates Operations Center, located at Contingency Operating Station Echo. The MEOC, which is co-located with the 8th Iraqi Army Division headquarters in Diwaniyah Province, is the monitoring station for operations and intelligence assets for the provinces of Babil, Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah and Wasit. The 8th IA Division is the military unit responsible for securing those provinces.

  • March 7 Iraqi national elections

    Mar 8, 2010

    March 7 Iraqi national elections The 2010 elections are the second national elections since the fall of Saddam HusseinAca,!a,,cs regime.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Sailors brief IA leaders on election preps

    Mar 8, 2010

    Task Force Thunderbolt Soldiers and Sailors briefed the commanding general of the Iraqi Army's Basra-based 14th Division at the taskforce's headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Basra, March 1, on their plans to support him in ensuring a successful national election March 7.

  • Iraqi medical soldiers turn to U.S. for training

    Mar 6, 2010

    Six Iraqi soldiers looked up intently at the diagram on the white board as they crowded around the makeshift operating tables. Then, looking down at their surgical pads, they deftly took up surgical needles to practice their technique. It was practice involving nothing more than boneless chicken fillets, but the senior medical providers representing three brigades within the 14th Iraqi Army Division acknowledge the advantages nevertheless.

  • Bracing against the cold in Muthanna

    Mar 6, 2010

    Much of the population of Muthanna Province faces serious hunger and health issues that only worsen during the winter months. As this winter approached, the Muthanna Provincial Council asked the U.S. State Department's Provincial Reconstruction Team to help provide essential supplies and aid for their people in need. Company A, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, Task Force Pathfinder, assigned to assist the Muthanna PRT's reconstruction efforts, responded.

  • Maysan police attend counterfeiting course

    Mar 6, 2010

    Counterfeiting of U.S. currency is a prevalent problem throughout the world, and Iraq is no exception. Counterfeiting presents a multi-faceted threat in Iraq, where it both destabilizes the economy and funds terrorist activities.

  • 10th Cavalry Regiment hosts children's deployment fair

    Mar 5, 2010

    The 10th Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Carson and readying for deployment held a children's deployment fair for the Families of the deploying Soldiers.

  • Soldiers and Families Gobble Up 2,000 Free Steaks

    Mar 5, 2010

    Volunteers donated and cooked 2,000 steaks, free of charge, for Soldiers and families of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade, and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during the Fort Hood Community Strong event Mar. 3 at the Freeman Dining Facility.

  • 4th Engineers get beefy welcome home

    Mar 5, 2010

  • 'Black Hawk Down' pilot rises above challenges

    Mar 5, 2010

    Before focusing on the message he was delivering at Redstone Arsenal's National Prayer Luncheon on Friday, retired Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant thought he should give his audience the "short version" of what is widely known as his "Black Hawk Down" experience.

  • 'He Left A Legacy That We will All Remember'

    Mar 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Husband. Son. Brother. Soldier. Leader. Patriot. Friend. "Those simple but profound words are the essence of a man who left an indelible mark on all of us," said retired Maj. Gen. Jim Cravens. Cravens' description of his longtime friend and professional colleague, retired Lt. Gen. Larry Dodgen, recalled a military leader who loved the Army and the Soldiers under his command. That theme resonated throughout a Feb. 25 memorial service at Bicentennial Chapel for Dodgen, 60, who died from a heart attack while playing tennis on Feb. 20.

  • Dental Soldiers compete for top honors at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    Each year, Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the U.S. Army Dental Command compete to be named the "Best Warrior." Fort Bragg hosted this year's contest from Feb. 15 to 19, where seven Soldiers and seven NCOs representing all the regions in DENCOM fought for top honors.

  • Squadron training offers full spectrum of opportunities

    Mar 5, 2010

    While the troop commander conducted a "social" call with the town's mayor, the platoon leader prepared to distribute food and medical supplies to anxious villagers wearing traditional Afghan garb. This was one of many scenes played out during a 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, full-spectrum operations training exercise, dubbed Operation Slugger Slam. The squadron conducted the exercise in the eastern corner of Fort Polk's training area during the first week of February.

  • Senate resolution celebrates women in military

    Mar 5, 2010

    During the Joint Services Women's History Month Observance on Capitol Hill Thursday, a Senate Resolution to recognize the accomplishments of women in the military was presented and then accepted by a female wounded warrior.

  • Battle action complex holds close to environmental regulations

    Mar 5, 2010

    North of Fort Polk in Peason Ridge is the Digital Multi-Purpose Battle Action Complex, a 240-acre tract of land replete with cameras for recording military exercises and delivering after action reviews. The DMPBAC is one-of-a-kind as far as battle simulation. Every mobile target is battery operated and everything is remote-controlled at the site. The facility deals with aerosol, paints, petroleum oils and lubricants. Despite a number of possibly hazardous materials on hand at the operations center, DMPBAC and Siegfried Milerski, an electronics technician at the site, earned recognition for full environmental compliance from Fort Polk's Environment and Natural Resources Management Division Feb. 19. Since Milerski joined Oak Grove, the subcontractor to Raytheon that runs DMPBAC, three years ago, DMPBAC has seen no reportable environmental accidents.

  • Vanguard Focus preps 4th IBCT for Iraq

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division kicked off its first collective training exercise at Fort Stewart, Feb. 22. The operation dubbed Vanguard Focus is preparing nearly 3,500 Soldiers for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Scout training aids Iraqis in becoming air mobile qualified

    Mar 5, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - With the advent of the helicopter, airborne military operations became centered on the concept of strategic mobility, or getting the maximum number of Soldiers into the area of operations in the shortest amount of time.

  • Stewart-Hunter Leaders kickoff AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Army Emergency Relief announced the kickoff of the 68th annual AER Campaign, March 1. The campaign, which runs from March 1 through May 15, began at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield with a small, early morning ceremony over donuts and coffee at the Fort Stewart Army Community Service building.

  • GA National Guard units return to Fort Stewart from Afghanistan

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Georgia's 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry is the third group - and so far, the largest - of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to arrive at Truscott Air Terminal from their year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The more than 400 citizen-Soldiers touched down in two waves, with some coming in around 11:15 p.m., Feb. 28, and the remaining troopers at about 3 a.m., March 1.

  • Colors cased by 87th CSSB in preparation for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade cased their colors at Marne Garden, March 1 in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 4th IBCT hosts Stewart Black History Month observance

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A large presence of Marne Division Soldiers and several civilians gathered at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, wrapping up the month of February with a sequence of events celebrating African American history. The celebration included poetry, dance, song and food, in honor of Black History Month.

  • FORSCOM, USARC 'BRAC Express' on track

    Mar 4, 2010

    Just as a locomotive builds momentum as it leaves a station, the ongoing efforts to relocate U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg, N.C., is steadily picking up steam.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • U.S. Forces advise, befriend Iraqi Police in Dhi Qar

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Scouting the border: Cavalry assisting border guards in Iraq

    Mar 3, 2010

    The border between Iraq and Iran is heavily guarded, with numerous forts on both sides. However, illegal weapons and other dangerous items are still carried into Iraq by smugglers who supply extremists fighting against the Iraqi government.

  • Keeping watch on critical pieces

    Mar 3, 2010

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Long time intelligence expert retires after 46 years service

    Mar 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, GA (March 1, 2010) - One of U.S. Army Forces Command's (FORSCOM) veteran intelligence experts retired here Feb. 28 after more than 46 years conducting, managing and supporting Army military intelligence activities in the United States, Europe, Vietnam, Korea and Southwest Asia. Melvin W. Kerns, who was the assistant deputy chief of Staff, G-2 at FORSCOM at retirement, started with the Army's largest command in January 1984.

  • Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan to get new MultiCam uniforms, boots, gear

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will be issued the new "MultiCam" fire-resistant Army Combat Uniform complete with new Mountain Combat Boots and MultiCam-patterned Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, gear beginning in July.

  • Observers set to ensure safe, fair Iraqi national elections

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers across Iraq have been assisting various stakeholders with their efforts to ensure that the national elections held March 7, are run fairly and safely.

  • U.S. engineers train Haitians to assess building damage

    Mar 1, 2010

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command partnered with Army engineers, Navy Seebees, and engineers from the Air Force to train Haitian engineers on building assessment, to ensure Haitian citizens are living in structurally-sound buildings.

  • Elections part of big picture in Iraq

    Feb 27, 2010

    Iraqi police are preparing themselves for the elections in Iraq. With the help of U.S. forces, they have been working to build a safe and secure environment, not only during the elections, but long after the last ballot is cast.

  • Army Recruiting Tops In the Southeast

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For many teenagers and young adults, the Army can be a "once-in-a-lifetime chance." That's what it was for Col. Glenn Richie, commander of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, when he chose the Army as his career path while a college freshman. "From that one-chance encounter (with a recruiter), I received the opportunity of a lifetime," he said. "I've been blessed to travel the country, and lead some of the best men and women in the U.S. Army."

  • Plan to reduce warrior tasks, battle drills forwarded to CSA

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training said he hopes the current warrior tasks and battle drills that all Soldiers are expected to know will be reduced significantly to stop what he called "task paralysis."

  • Steel Spike seniors get gut check: Soldiers shooters first

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade recently gave their senior leaders a "gut check" during a two-day exercise to test tactical and technical knowledge and offer a reminder that all Soldiers are "shooters first."

  • Polk NCO story proof that heroes still exist, inspire

    Feb 26, 2010

    Newspaper writers are taught to be objective in their reporting. We are urged to avoid getting "too close" with the subject of our work, to shun the use of first-person pronouns and keep away from editorializing, or giving personal opinions, about the people or topics we cover. Sometimes that is easier said than done.

  • 5-25 Field Artillery acclimates, learns in Utah

    Feb 26, 2010

    Preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted infantry tactics training at Camp Williams, Utah, Feb. 15-16. The 5-25 FA Soldiers are in Utah to perform artillery tasks as part of off-post training exercises supporting the Patriot Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. However, the 5-25 FA "Red Legs" took time to take infantry tactics classes that they might actually be called upon to perform during deployment.

  • 48th Chem Bde converges on Fort Polk

    Feb 26, 2010

    Commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants from five chemical battalions and 27 companies across the 48th Chemical Brigade gathered at Fort Polk Feb. 17-19 for the first brigade off-site training event of the brigade's history.

  • Brigade deploys first task force in 65 years

    Feb 26, 2010

    Forty-two Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently deployed to Afghanistan to act as combat advisors to Afghan security forces. In short, they will get to practice what they preach. The 42 Soldiers of Task Force Tiger are the first Soldiers of the 162nd Inf Bde to deploy as a task force in support of combat operations since World War II. These Soldiers will fill a variety of roles as advisors for Afghan Security Forces.

  • Medic completes specialized training

    Feb 26, 2010

    Most of the Soldiers going through combat advisor training at Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade are from the National Guard and Reserve components of the Army. However, The 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde, recently put an active-duty Soldier through the rigors of combat advisor training.

  • Polk NCO overcomes obstacle to lead way

    Feb 26, 2010

    Fort Polk's Staff Sgt. Nathan Brown lost half a leg during combat operations. Despite challenges, Brown serves as a trainer with JRTC Operations Group.

  • U.S. military assesses outlying support network in Haiti

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general of Joint Task Force-Haiti met with local non-governmental organizations and a U.S. Army civil affairs team during a visit to discuss the needs of communities outside the nation's capital.

  • Patches fly on COB Basra

    Feb 26, 2010

    Effects cell Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division donned combat patches Feb. 15, 2010, during a ceremony in the Overlord conference room in the General John W. Vessey Headquarters Building at Contingency Operating Base, Iraq. As he entered the room for a scheduled briefing, Lt. Col. Ralph L. Kauzlarich, deputy chief of staff for effects, asked Sgt. Major Wade P. Wells, the cell's sergeant major, if everyone who was supposed to be at the meeting had arrived.

  • Fort Irwin breaks ground on new barracks, company HQ

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A nondescript lot with a few tumbleweeds and sage bushes out in the High Desert will soon become a hub of activity for Soldiers at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center as leaders at Fort Irwin broke ground on an $18 million unaccompanied enlisted barracks and company operations facility on Thursday afternoon.

  • Paintball has a healing affect

    Feb 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - One hundred and twenty recently redeployed Soldiers for new friendships and practiced teamwork as part of a resiliency program at Fort Sill.

  • Sledgehammer on the lookout

    Feb 26, 2010

    Sgt. Anthony Vasquez, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, provides security Feb. 16, 2010, as leaders of the 1st Bn., 15 Inf. Regt., the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team and members of the Director General take soil samples in Diwaniyah, Iraq. The samples were taken to determine if land was suitable for "tunnel houses," low-tech versions of greenhouses.

  • Building sustainable agriculture in the Iraqi heartland

    Feb 26, 2010

    Leaders of the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently completed the first step toward what is hoped to be a lasting source of income for many farmers in Diwaniyah. While Company A, 1st Bn., 15th Inf. Regt. Soldiers provided security Feb. 16, 2010, unit leaders, along with PRT Agricultural Advisors, Dr. Mohamed, Dr. Abdul and Bill Baker, escorted representatives of the Director General of Agriculture to five farms to determine if they are suitable sites for plastic tunnel houses.

  • 90th Sustainment Brigade cases colors, heads home

    Feb 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 90th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a casing ceremony Feb. 19 outside the brigade headquarters building, to retire the brigade's colors for its re-deployment from Iraq.

  • 'Sound the Trumpets' to feature 2 Soldiers' solos, plus Army Herald Trumpets

    Feb 25, 2010

    "Sound the Trumpets" will feature The Army Herald Trumpets and showcase two of the Army Ground Forces Band's top-notch Soldier-musicians, Staff Sgt. Byron Bartosh and Spc. Kailin Eskander, who will perform trumpet and English horn solos respectively in Aaron Copland's "Quiet City," Atlanta, March 6, 2010.

  • Some West Point seats for Soldiers go vacant

    Feb 25, 2010

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., long renowned for cultivating some of America's most celebrated leaders, offers 170 slots each year for prior-service Soldiers, yet many go unfilled.

  • Third Army holds planning conference for 2010 Land Forces Symposium

    Feb 25, 2010

    As the date for the 2010 Land Forces Symposium quickly approaches, senior leaders from 14 countries in the U.S. Central Command and Third Army area of responsibility met in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 22-26 to develop a theme, speakers and panels for the annual event.

  • Fort Stewart Youth Center celebrates Arbor Day, plants trees

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The Fort Stewart Youth Center, with a little help from the Keep Liberty Beautiful organization, the Directorate of Public Works and the garrison command team, celebrated Arbor Day by planting two young trees outside the Fort Stewart Youth Center, Feb. 19. The trees, a crepe myrtle and Shumard oak, were donated to the youth center by Keep Liberty Beautiful.

  • Holbrook renovations complete at Fort Stewart

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Extensive renovation work at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and the Outdoor Recreation Center at Fort Stewart is complete, and the facility stands willing and able to serve Soldiers, their Families and others who like the idea of "getting away from it all and enjoying the great outdoors."

  • FORSCOM BRAC relocation to Fort Bragg

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) - Key influencers in U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation attended a luncheon today hosted by the All American Defense Business Association at the Fort Bragg Officer's Club. (Left to Right) Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison Commander; Mr. Tommy Bolton, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for North Carolina; Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg; Mr. Troy E. (Gil) Gilleland, Senior Executive Service (SES) member/Deputy G1 for U.S. Army Forces Command; and Brig. Gen. Eric Porter, Deputy Chief of Staff-G1, U.S. Army Forces Command. The purpose of the association is to build the Defense and Homeland Security related industry clusters at Fort Bragg and in the region. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM Public Affairs.

  • Fort Stewart BOSS Soldiers enjoy the snow of the Smoky Mountains

    Feb 25, 2010

    There are a lot of recreational activities, sports and events that people in certain areas cannot enjoy due to the climates in which they live. However, Fort Stewart Soldiers experienced something new that many around the area have never been able to experience firsthand. The installation Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program provided Soldiers an opportunity to head up to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for a weekend of snowboarding and skiing on the Smokey Mountains at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, Feb. 19-21.

  • Fort Stewart welcomes home 139th MP Co

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 139th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, formed two-and-a-half years ago, returned to Fort Stewart after a year-long deployment to Iraq, Feb. 16.

  • Soldiers aid avalanche victims in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, flew to the aid of avalanche victims in northern Afghanistan, Feb. 9.

  • Fort Stewart DPW recognized by Secretary of the Army

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-For a second year in a row, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has achieved recognition through the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability. Stewart-Hunter's Prevention and Compliance Branch of the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has once again been recognized as Runner-up - Installation/Activity, according to Tressa Rutland, chief of the Prevention and Compliance Branch.

  • ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Fort Stewart Commissary honors Covenant with continued improvements, deals

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga.</b>-The Fort Stewart commissary has just undergone upgrades to make it just one of many military commissary projects which benefitted in the million dollar investment to make coming to an installation grocery store up-to-date and shopper friendly.

  • Spartan Brigade bridges gap with restored tank to Iraqi forces

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Sergeant Mark Wheeler, Company B, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes a moment to look over his work and to run his hand over the rough and dirty surface of the Russian T-55 tank sitting in his maintenance bay. He doesn't see the rust or dirt that makes his job seem impossible. In three months, he hopes to have this tank running, so it can be presented to the Iraqi Army. Fixing this broken tank, which was sentenced to a junkyard and making it run before presenting it to the Iraqi Security Forces his unit is partnered with, is a project being chaired by the Spartan Brigade.

  • Apaches take less aggressive role in Iraq

    Feb 25, 2010

    As the role of U.S. forces turns from a kinetic, action-oriented posture to a supporting role for the Iraqi Army and Police, unit missions must also adapt to the changes.

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign begins March 1

    Feb 25, 2010

    The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off March 1 and will run through May 15.

  • Updated Web site helps wounded warriors, families

    Feb 25, 2010

    Defense Department officials have updated and improved access to the National Resource Directory, a Web site for wounded, ill and injured servicemembers, veterans, their families and those who support them.

  • $1.9 billion in research to focus on protecting Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2010

    The Army's fiscal 2011 science and technology budget that recently went forward for approval tops out at $1.9 billion and includes funding for advanced medical and force protection research efforts.

  • Army's budget request prioritizes BCT Modernization

    Feb 24, 2010

    The new Brigade Combat Team Modernization plan and the Army's goal to "achieve balance" by 2011 are among top priorities in the Army's budget request for next year.

  • Signal Soldiers work with Iraqi counterparts

    Feb 24, 2010

    Addressing the Iraqi Army communications troops gathered before him, the instructor hammered home how key their role is to operations. "Your reports are a big factor to conducting operations," said U.S. Marine Sgt. Michael E. Mullins, 14th Division Military Transition Team "The information that you provide is essential to getting help to a wounded Soldier or getting support to troops under attack, so it's vital that those reports be precise." Over the past few weeks, Marines with the 14th Div. MiTT and Soldiers from 256th Signal Company, 17th Fires Brigade have begun training troops from Signal Co., 14th Iraqi Army Division, at Camp Wessam on radio communications functions and procedures.

  • U.S., Iraqi forces secure election sites

    Feb 24, 2010

    Soldiers of the 69th Armor Regiment and Iraqi Security Forces in Babil Province have joined forces to ensure the safety of Iraqi citizens during the upcoming national elections, only the second such elections since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

  • 203rd BSB fit to fight

    Feb 24, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray saw a problem in his battalion, the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. "I watched the same Soldiers going on the over-weight program over and over again," he said. "I decided something needed to be done and we made it a battalion-wide effort." From that moment, the 203rd BSB's "Fit Nation" program was born a few months ago.

  • Iraqi border police conduct weapons classes

    Feb 24, 2010

    In Maysan Province, more than 80 kilometers from the nearest major city, a group of Iraqi border guards stand on Iraq's eastern frontier, their every move observed by Iranian sentries a few hundred meters away.

  • Establishment of standardized Iraqi NCOES met with challenges, successes

    Feb 24, 2010

    Although it seems unrealistic for an Army to be comprised of Soldiers who were unable to read, it was one problem facing the Iraq Ground Forces Command and the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Army as they attempted to develop and implement a structured noncommissioned officer education system for Iraq's soldiers

  • Shutting off the fires: conference proposes turning pollution into profit for Iraq

    Feb 24, 2010

    The common sight of fires burning high above the horizon throughout Iraq may soon become a thing of the past, according to attendees of the United States Division-South Oil Conference.

  • FORSCOM's 'First Lady' stresses importance, unique role of Family Readiness Support A

    Feb 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command's "First Lady" stressed the importance and the unique role of Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA) here today during her remarks to the 300 attendees of the Family Readiness training session hosted by the XVIII Airborne Corps. Mrs. Diane Campbell, wife of FORSCOM's commander Gen. Charles C. Campbell, expressed her and Gen. Campbell's appreciation to the attendees for what they do to help support Soldiers' Families. "We share your vision, encourage you, and (we) thank you for what you do," she said.

  • Marriage Retreat for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2010

    Brigade Chaplain (Maj.) Shawn McCammon invited couples of the brigade to participate in this event, providing them with food, childcare, a room at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and a chance to relax and rebuild life's most important bonds.

  • Sustainers improve morale and services for troops in Haiti

    Feb 23, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Servicemembers throughout Haiti have seen improved morale as a result of several quality of life improvements thanks to 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers and the rest of the team within Joint Logistics Command - Haiti. hile support to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief continues, U.S. forces are now eating food other than MREs, receiving mail, and sending their dirty clothes out for laundry service.

  • 101st CAB honors members of the regiment

    Feb 23, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division paid tribute to its history by appointing new honorary members of the regiment during a ceremony at Fort Campbell Feb. 19, 2010.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • Strength in Diversity: training ammunition manager keeps U.S. Army Europe Soldiers locked and loaded

    Feb 23, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Every commander knows the best training plans in the world are useless without the proper resources. When training, Soldiers needs more than motivation when they head into a fire-fight. They need ammunition. That is where Roy Hale, U.S. Army Europe's (USAREUR) Deputy Training Ammunition Officer, comes in.

  • Comedians keep COB Echo laughing

    Feb 23, 2010

    "Who here has dogs'" A few Soldiers in the audience raised their hands. "What kind of dog do you have," comedian Ray Barnett asked a Soldier. "A bullmastiff' Those are the kind of dogs that, if he gets goin' on your leg, you just let him finish."

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