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  • Army SARC takes SHARP to the community

    Apr 4, 2014

    As the SARC, Anderson is responsible for spearheading the U.S. Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention efforts at the brigade, and its subordinate units in Concord, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla. However, with fewer than 20 military members amongst the three locations, Anderson looked for a way to do more...

  • TBI Summit brings together Fort Irwin, UCLA Health System experts to help Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2014

    The fight against traumatic brain injuries was formalized between Fort Irwin and the University of California at Los Angeles Health System when leadership representatives of both organizations signed a memorandum of agreement, here, March 31. Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O'Kelley, chief operating officer of UCLA Health System, signed an MOA prior to the start of a TBI Summit, which brought experts from UCLA and the Army together to discuss the battle against TBI's.

  • 720th MP Bn Soldiers train in active-shooter scenarios

    Apr 4, 2014

    Members from the 720th Military Police Battalion, "Soldiers of the Gauntlet," 89th Military Police Brigade, together with local civilian law enforcement agencies, conducted joint law enforcement training March 24-27 in Killeen in order to develop active shooter response techniques.

  • On-post motorcycle courses help Soldiers ride safe

    Apr 4, 2014

    As the weather continues to warm up, more and more motorcycle riders will begin hitting the roads. For Fort Campbell Soldiers, the joy of riding comes with a requirement to complete a motorcycle training course.

  • On Location: 'Nashville' episode intertwines country music, Army lifestyle

    Apr 4, 2014

    The Fort Campbell community got a chance to see and participate in the making of an acclaimed television drama last week, when ABC's "Nashville" set up filming at Sabre Army Airfield and at McAuliffe Hall, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division. The episode, set to air May 7, will feature concert scenes, special guests and the appearances of many Soldiers and Family members as background extras.

  • Warrior games: WTB Soldiers, Veterans start selection trials

    Apr 4, 2014

    More than 40 Soldiers and Veterans from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are participating in the Army's Warrior Games unit-level selection trials, which began Monday and runs through Friday on post.

  • 101st Airborne plans brigade-level air assault

    Apr 4, 2014

    FORT CABMPELL, Ky. -- In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team's upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2.

  • Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16, investigation continues

    Apr 4, 2014

    A shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014, claimed the lives of four Fort Hood Soldiers, including the alleged gunman, and injured another 16.

  • Patriot brigade stands against sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2014

    April is the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is every leader's responsibility to make Soldiers aware of the realities of sexual assault. To do that, Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention volunteers like Sgt. 1st Class Robert Cortes did his part to spread the word.

  • Division SHARP team promotes concept of 'band of brothers, sisters'

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While the Army's Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention program is gaining more and more recognition, the 10th Mountain Division (LI)'s efforts are keeping up with the needs of the program by focusing on local victim services and putting power back in the hands of higher commands.

  • U.S., U.K. troops conduct joint training on post

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The early morning silence on Fort Drum's Range 23 was shattered by machinegun fire Thursday that tore through the air as Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and British soldiers with 1 Rifles, 160 (Wales) Brigade, Gloucestershire, U.K., assaulted a notional enemy village.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers turn up heat during culinary competition

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 10th Mountain Division's Culinary Arts Team turned up the heat to win a total of four medals and five commendable awards during the 39th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va. The event, which took place March 9-13, is the largest culinary competition in North America.

  • Spartan Brigade spotlights comprehensive fitness with martial arts demonstrations

    Apr 3, 2014

    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Spartan Soldiers and members of the 98th Combat Stress Control Detachment held a Comprehensive Soldier Health Expo last weekend at the main gym on Forward Operating Base Lightning in an effort to bring attention to the U.S. Army?'s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program (CSF2).

  • Fort Drum AFAP Conference helps bring quality-of-life issues to light

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members gathered Monday for the Fort Drum Army Family Action Plan Conference outbriefing at the Commons. The local conference took place March 11-12, but the outbriefing was postponed due to inclement weather and an early release of the workforce.

  • 166th Aviation Brigade holds first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board for Division West

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 166th Aviation Brigade held the first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club selection board March 22 for Division West's inaugural Sergeant Audie Murphy Award. When Division West's Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Akuna Jr. proposed the idea of a SAMC selection board four months ago, 166th's Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela jumped at the opportunity.

  • FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca community kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Walk of Respect at Warrior-Sentinel Field Tuesday, to promote the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program awareness and support.

  • Breaking, banging -- Fort Huachuca Special Reaction Team trains in housing

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Carrying their protective gear, weapons and other necessary equipment, the Fort Huachuca Special Reaction Team, or SRT, barreled their way through doors, windows and gates of a housing structure waiting to be demolished on Mott Circle, during their recent training.

  • April -- Month of Military Child

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For after-school and summer entertainment, parents of middle and high school students might consider the Middle School and Teen Program offered at the youth center on Fort Huachuca.

  • Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

  • Army arsenal announces $6.7M in new contracts, bringing total to more than $18M in the last 60 days

    Apr 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that is has received two contracts worth more than $6.7 million to provide the U.S. Army with 39 120 mm tank barrels and inspection services for 500 120 mm Stryker mortar barrels. With today's announcement, the arsenal has in the last 60 days received more than $18 million in new orders.

  • Soldiers help Picatinny engineers test new lightweight mortar system

    Apr 2, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Mortar system operators and maintainers visited Picatinny to help conduct a Technical Manual Validation and Verification event for the new lightweight M252A1 81mm Mortar Weapon System March 18 - 20.

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • 'Moving forward without forgetting'

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --Alashia Quick's dreams of living a long life with her Army husband were dashed suddenly on a Sunday morning in August 2006.

  • 'Big Red One' NCO vies in nationwide CrossFit Games

    Apr 2, 2014

  • 'Death March' survivors motivate CA Soldiers to success

    Apr 2, 2014

    Following the surrender of nearly 75,000 troops during the battle of Bataan, the arduous 5-day, 65-mile Bataan Death March would begin and ultimately result in the deaths of 7,000 to 10,000 men. The annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. honors those men, and 5 Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs brigade, tested their mettle at the event March 23. The team would overcome the desert, steep elevation changes and exhaustion as they carried rucksacks weighing 35 pounds or more across 26.2 miles of the New Mexico Desert to place second within the Male Military Heavy category.

  • Grateful community embraces Vietnam veterans

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite the cold, windy and rainy day, the third annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville on Saturday was enough to warm the hearts of those who attended.

  • 'Sex Signals' aims to eliminate sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army ditched the PowerPoint and embraced the powerful. The unit hosted "Sex Signals," a dramatic, interactive play designed to combat sexual assault, in Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall April 1.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • Fort Hood units test skills in Best Team Competition

    Apr 1, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Sweat dripped down the faces of Sgt. Joshua Mubarak and Spc. Mathew Boyle as they ran carrying an injured soldier in a litter. They could feel their hearts pounding as they made their way to the tower. As soon as they got in position another explosion was heard. Mubarak grabbed an M9 and started firing at his target.

  • More than 6,000 marchers participate in 25th Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 1, 2014

    After training for eight weeks, I joined more than 6,000 wounded warriors, service members and civilians in the pre-dawn opening ceremony of the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 23, 2014.

  • Last Call

    Apr 1, 2014

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand -- driving.

  • III Corps and Fort Hood honor the National Colors every day

    Apr 1, 2014

    Twice a day, every day, U.S. military bases stop everything. In the morning, during the Reveille ceremony as the American flag is raised, and at the end of the day, during Retreat, when it is lowered.

  • Strong Bonds builds resiliency in returning single Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2014

    Single Soldiers redeploying can sometimes find it hard readjusting back to barracks life. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is using the Strong Bonds program to combat the difficulties of returning to home station.

  • Living war legend boosts morale of deploying aviation Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 166th Aviation Brigade was honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Retired) Bruce R. Crandall at its recent spring formal. Crandall was awarded the MOH for his actions in the first major conflict of the Vietnam War in the Ia Drang Valley during November 1965. He was immortalized by the movie "We Were Soldiers," played by famous actor Greg Kinnear.

  • Fort Polk Education Symposium builds momentum among community partners

    Mar 28, 2014

    About 700 educators, Soldiers and family members congregated at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater March 27 to attend an Education Symposium spearheaded by Fort Polk Progress, a regional community organization that takes a proactive stance in the growth of Fort Polk. The Education Symposium was part of a larger Education Initiative, a partnership among Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District and Fort Polk, to acknowledge the achievements of the Vernon Parish schools and prepare for future educational challenges.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • Deployed troops become U.S. citizens

    Mar 27, 2014

    Perhaps for the last time during major combat operations, 11 deployed service members from the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, from nearly all points of Afghanistan, took the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony..

  • Medic finds place working on engineer team

    Mar 27, 2014

    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Not far from the gate of Forward Operating Base Rushmore, engineers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), perform final checks on a convoy preparing to embark on a route clearance mission -- among the most hazardous jobs in Af-ghanistan.

  • Shared knowledge: Soldiers serve as state-certified police instructors

    Mar 27, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's often said that a truly effective teacher is one who continually seeks out opportunities to further his or her own learning. A hunger for knowledge and a desire to present that knowledge in the most effective manner possible can make the difference between a presenter and a truly inspiring educator. Four Soldiers from Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services' Training Division recently learned the value of continuing education when they completed a rigorous New York State Instructor Development Course in Watertown.

  • 55-year-old back in basic training after 37 years

    Mar 27, 2014

    Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, look just like any other Soldiers from a Basic Combat Training company -- but one individual has people doing double takes. That's because Sgt. 1st Class John Taffe is 55 years old.

  • Top Dogs have their day

    Mar 27, 2014

    A Fort Carson competition brought together 11 K-9 teams from Fort Carson, Fort Riley, Kan., and the Colorado Springs Police Department, March 19-20, to determine which working dog and handler had what it took to be named �"Top Dog."

  • Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Soldiers, Seabees and Marines put their top service members to the test for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence 2014 Best Warrior competition.

  • Fort Carson Reserve unit mobilizes

    Mar 27, 2014

    Reserve Soldiers from the 2215th Mobilization Support Battalion, 85th Support Command, based at Fort Carson, bid farewell to Family and friends as they mobilized to Fort Bliss March 21 to support Reserve and National Guard troops who were deploying to the Middle East.

  • Red Cross volunteers provide a century of service

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Carson Red Cross chapter offers a variety of services to community members, as well as many volunteer opportunities. In observance of National Volunteer Week, American Red Cross hosts a Run for the Red five-kilometer walk/run, April 17.

  • Missouri spring tornado season means taking precautions

    Mar 27, 2014

    The spring tornado season is here for Missouri and the surrounding Midwest states.

  • The Write Stuff: Army AL&T magazine announces annual ALTies winners

    Mar 27, 2014

    The award-winning Army AL&T magazine announced the winners of its annual ALTies awards, celebrating the best article, commentary, graphic, ad and photograph from 2013.

  • First Army partners with Guard, Reserve to train for today's requirements, tomorrow's contingencies

    Mar 27, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The support and resources First Army can offer Army National Guard and Reserve units were the focus of a Training Support Synchronization Working Group (TSSWG), held at First Army headquarters March 19-20. The working group discussions will be further solidified at a conference to be held at Fort Bragg, N.C., next month.

  • ATEC hosts memorial for Wounded Warrior Kelly Keck

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders, Soldiers, civilians and guests of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command gathered in the headquarters atrium March 24 to remember Wounded Warrior Kelly Keck, who died suddenly March 13.

  • 642nd Engineers continue projects at Fort A.P. Hill

    Mar 27, 2014

    642nd Engineer Company Soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y. continued to work on construction projects at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • 20th CBRNE welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Mar 27, 2014

    The responsibilities of the senior enlisted advisor for the 20th CBRNE Command transitioned from Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Puig to Command Sgt. Maj. Harold E. Dunn IV during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center March 19.

  • Carson sworn in as 31st Under Secretary of U.S. Army

    Mar 27, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony amongst family, friends and colleagues at the Pentagon.

  • Calling All Vietnam Vets For Recognition

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he goes, Warren Harmon carries with him the Vietnam War.

  • Program Supplies Wounded Warriors To Workforce

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All it takes is one item.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Reach Combat Milestone

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- No matter how you look at it, 2 million flight hours is a big accomplishment for the Army's family of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • First Army Division West hosts USMA rugby team

    Mar 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the United States Military Academy rugby team planned its spring break, First Army Division West Soldiers helped arrange a tour for the players, including exhibition games played at local universities. The players also soaked up valuable leadership experience from Fort Hood officers and noncommissioned officers, who provided insight on leadership as it relates to rugby and life.

  • TRADOC CG to senior NCOs: Paint the big picture

    Mar 26, 2014

    Rounding out his first week as the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. David G. Perkins sat down with command and staff sergeants major at the unit's headquarters here, March 21.

  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    Mar 26, 2014

    During a formal ceremony March 25, 2014, in the office of the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former U.S. Army Military Policeman and CID Special Agent was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • Reserve Soldiers respond to dangerous truck accident

    Mar 26, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment, were among the first to respond to an overturned 18-wheeled tractor-trailer carrying flammable material on Interstate-59 in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014.

  • New instructional methods challenge students to become critical thinkers

    Mar 26, 2014

    Skills-Based Training, which is a new instructional method implemented at the Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., has gradually gained acceptance and support.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • Air Defense Artillery Units Transfer of Authority

    Mar 25, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA- On 11 March 2014 the transfer of authority ceremony took place between 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 3-4 Air Defense Artillery Regiment. 1-62 ADA completed their 12-month mission of providing air defense for crucial theater assets.

  • Navy veteran memorizes names of fallen heroes

    Mar 25, 2014

    As members of the Fort Hood community paused in awe March18, at the Clear Creek Post Exchange - the former U.S. Navy intelligence specialist wrote.

  • Soldiers train for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive defense mission

    Mar 25, 2014

    Soldiers with the 566th Area Support Medical Company, conducted field training March 17-19, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, to certify them for their assumption of the Defense CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) Reactionary Force mission.

  • Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

    Mar 25, 2014

    Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Ariz., have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming operations.

  • TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

    Mar 25, 2014

    Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures to potential TBI events.

  • Fort Photographer takes second in Army contest

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca Army spouse Michelle Young, won second place worldwide in the civilian division of the 2013 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest, people category, for her photo, "Hide & Seek," pictured here. Dennis Maruska, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presented her with a check for $200 from the U.S. Army Family & MWR, a certificate and trophy On March 14 at the Fort Huachuca Arts & Crafts Center.

  • APG JLUS aims to promote compatibility with communities

    Mar 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - It all comes down to being a good neighbor, according to Robert J. Melascaglia, installation master planner for the Master Planning Division at APG's Directorate of Public Works.

  • Force protection exercise tests emergency plans

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Engineer company conducts final full-bridge build

    Mar 25, 2014

  • New MCoE CSM assumes responsibility

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Author says leaders must love Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Former Secretary of the Army dies

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Anniversary symposium held at NIM

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Traveling wall finds permanent home at museum

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Female Soldier launches into history

    Mar 25, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA Bde. Public Affairs CHEOLWEON, South Korea -- A haze falls over the surrounding mountains of Rocket Valley. The tracks of multiple launch rocket systems leave deep trails in the mud. A group of Soldiers stand by their vehicle after just completing qualification fires.

  • Gen. Dennis Via and Hon. Heidi Shyu visit with troops in Afghanistan

    Mar 24, 2014

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general for the Army Materiel Command and the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visit Bargram Air Field, Afghanistan and Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan to observe and discuss various operations of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade from Mar. 19-21, 2014. These distinguished guests also gave words of encouragement and gratitude for the troop's hard work.

  • LTG Phillip Davidson presides over first MI Officer Advanced Course Graduation at USAICS

    Mar 24, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ- When (then) Major General Phillip Davidson gave the graduation address to the first MI Officer Advanced Course in 1973, he told his attentive audience, "You are among the first military intelligence officers to start out in this field. You're not retreads from other specialties. You will be moving in programs your predecessors only dreamed of."

  • Training to help Soldiers recognize concussions

    Mar 24, 2014

    Spurred by more than 172,000 documented cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) involving Soldiers in garrison and theater since 2000, beginning in August, the Army's Executive Agent for TBI, Army Medicine, will roll out its new concussion training program on the Army Training Network (ATN).

  • 101st Airborne advances training with Army network

    Mar 24, 2014

    As they prepare for their first large-scale air assault exercise since before 9/11, the Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are not just getting "back to basics" with their core mission -- they are using the Army's new tactical network to take it to the next level.

  • Care to the caregiver: Fort Riley conducts chaplain training

    Mar 24, 2014

    Fort Riley chaplains participated in an inaugural Care to the Caregiver event on March 3 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, marking a move to proactively support an important group of professionals who support leaders, Soldiers and their families.

  • Navy vet memorizes names of fallen heroes

    Mar 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As members of the Fort Hood community paused in awe March18, at the Clear Creek Post Exchange -- the former U.S. Navy intelligence specialist wrote.

  • Division CSM accepts Medal of Honor on veteran's behalf

    Mar 24, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division's senior non-commissioned officer represented one of the families of the "Valor 24" group during the March 18, 2014, White House ceremony awarding the nation's highest award for bravery, the Medal of Honor.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade performs deck landing on USS Lake Erie

    Mar 22, 2014

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, flies to perform a difficult deck landing on the Pearl Harbor-based Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as part of the a final 2014 Foal Eagle exercise in the Yellow Sea, South Korea, March 16, 2014.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Strike PSD Soldier prepares to depart

    Mar 21, 2014

  • Life of service began as child

    Mar 21, 2014

    For 1st. Lt. William Milzarski, assistant logistics officer, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, life of service began many years ago as a military brat.

  • Training for Decisive Action

    Mar 21, 2014

    This new publication presents a collection of 35 personal insights from leaders across various rotational units and from the National Training Center's Opposing Force. Training for Decisive Action provides a unique view of how the NTC serves as an engine of change for Army collective training, preserving core competencies while guiding new initiatives in tactical doctrine as the Force transitions to face emerging threats.

  • Army Chaplain sisters support each other as they serve God and Country

    Mar 21, 2014

    Chaplain (Capt.) LeyAnne Ward and Chaplain (Capt.) Alison Ward are the first biological sisters ever known to serve together as Army chaplains. They are both assigned to battallions at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • Fort Irwin School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

    Mar 21, 2014

    For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home. But for the children of School Age Services, here, a scheduled day off Feb. 14 meant they got to learn about fire safety, the environment and the helicopter mission of the National Training Center. Children participating in the SAS program spend days off supervised and kept busy with activities at building 1322. The program (under Child, Youth & School Services) has an enrollment of about 100 children, said Ivette Guadalupe, Child & Youth program assistant. Approximately 65 went on a trip hosted by 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to the post helipad. At the helipad, six demonstration stations were staffed by Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel, the Bureau of Land Management, and Soldiers of the 2916th AVN BN.

  • Soldier feeding, helping homeless goes viral on social media

    Mar 20, 2014

    Soldiers serve their country every day. But a photo posted March 3 on social media of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless highlighted this commitment at the community level.

  • Spartan cavalrymen provide overwatch for engineers

    Mar 20, 2014

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- On the morning of March 13, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters touched down in an open, barren field where the Spartan Soldiers of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, rapidly exited and assumed a defensive perimeter, lying low to the ground.

  • Army Strong event provides glimpse of military life

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and future Soldiers attended the 4th Army Strong Experience March 13 at Fort Benning, Ga. Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the event featured Army Rangers, USAMU shooters and airborne training instructors providing demonstrations to bring the military closer to students, teachers and other attendees.

  • Russian-born Soldier serves in pursuit of his dream

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LIGHTNING, Afghanistan -- For most of the Soldiers working at the gate here, the days can become somewhat routine -- for everyone except 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier Spc. Dany Gromov, who sees each day as one step closer to turning his dream into reality.

  • Tobyhanna begins helicopter repair mission

    Mar 20, 2014

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has been chosen as the repair source for a component of the Army's largest helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook, based on the installation's electronics expertise.

  • Luncheon honors Gold Star wives' sacrifice

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Fort Carson community held an event to honor the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

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