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  • Soldier and Family Readiness

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers, the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, this is what makes us Army Strong!" Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke these words shortly after he assumed the position of United States Army Chief of Staff and these words still hold true to this day.

  • Month focuses on national preparedness

    Sep 4, 2014

    National Preparedness Month is a month-long federally recognized awareness campaign occurring every September to improve the preparedness of our nation.

  • Plan now for absentee voting

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014 general election is 60 days away, and the Fort Carson voting assistance officer said now is the perfect time to be thinking about absentee voting.

  • Brazilian officers meet with 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers, leaders

    Sep 4, 2014

    Officers from the Brazilian army visited Fort Riley Aug. 28, observing several 1st Infantry Division brigades before speaking with Col. Kenneth L. Kamper, the division's chief of staff.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with 82nd Airborne Division

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is training with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, this month.

  • 5-20th virtually prepares for anything

    Sep 3, 2014

    Photos and story by Sgt. James J. Bunn, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment "Enemy troops in the open, three o'clock," a Soldier calls out. The gunner scans for the target and in less than a second identifies and engages the enemy combatants. This was the scenario for Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team as they conducted Virtual Battlespace 2 training Aug. 28 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • General Odierno to Honor 36 Army Logistics Units In September 10th Ceremony At the Pentagon

    Aug 29, 2014

    Thirty-six U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) ceremony. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Ms. Kathleen S. Miller will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for excellence in deployment, supply, and maintenance. The ceremony will be carried live on DoD News http://www.defense.gov/live.

  • Commandos fire TOW missiles

    Aug 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the first time in five years, more than 50 Soldiers from across 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted a combined tube-laun-ched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile training to prepare for unified land operations.

  • Soldiers, civilian accept awards during quarterly ceremony

    Aug 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Thirteen Soldiers and one civilian of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) received honors during the division's quarterly awards ceremony Aug. 13 at Hays Hall. Eight Soldiers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), while five Soldiers each received the Maj. Gen. Aubrey "Red" Newman Award.

  • SASMO team pulls their weight in support of retrograde operations

    Aug 28, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade Sustainment Automation Support Management Office recently contributed to retrograde operations by recovering logistics information systems.

  • 4th MEB leads gap crossing exercise

    Aug 28, 2014

    The Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Infantry Division conducted a combined arms gap crossing exercise with the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's 5th Engineer Battalion spearheading the operation, Aug. 18 through 21.

  • Combat engineers fire up Volcano

    Aug 28, 2014

    Fort Carson combat engineers from 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, trained on the Volcano Mine System after years of focusing on route clearance training.

  • 20th CBRNE training prepares Soldiers for all hazards

    Aug 27, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is operating with ground combat units during decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army's premier training centers.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • JLENS unit uncases colors

    Aug 26, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The arrival of Alpha Battery, 3rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) was made official, Aug. 18, during the unit's Guidon Uncasing Ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition moves into high gear

    Aug 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition for 2014 is underway at Fort Bragg, N.C., as 21 competitors from across the Army vie for honors in the non-commissioned officer and Soldier categories.

  • 'Big Red One,' 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conduct bridge-construction exercise

    Aug 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Infantry Division, conducted a combined arms gap crossing exercise with the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Aug. 18-21, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 4th IBCT signal team wins division's first WIN-T Challenge

    Aug 26, 2014

    Soldiers from units across the 1st Infantry Division competed at the Fort Riley Mission Training Complex in the first Danger Voice Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Challenge Aug. 18-22, and a 13-Soldier team from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team walked away with the title. The competition provided an occasion for signal Soldiers from various 1st Inf. Div. units to compete against each other while enforcing valuable skills needed to help their units communicate.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade troops dive into water operations training

    Aug 25, 2014

    Soldiers with the 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, spent a morning outside of their comfort zone, as they conducted a water operations training exercise, Aug. 14, 2014, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Cav conducts best by test

    Aug 25, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With rucksacks on their backs and sweat dripping down their faces, Soldiers pushed themselves in order to be identified as the best. Task after task, Soldiers were graded on their performance and compared with the other teams striving to claim the prestige associated with being the top performer. About 600 Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a "best by test" competition Aug. 15 through 20 at Fort Hood to measure excellence across the field artillery battalion. The top teams received Army Achievement Medals and guidon streamers to display their success.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade conducts joint forced entry at JRTC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Air crews from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), flew in support of 1st Brigade Combat Team rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2014.

  • Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, returned Aug. 19 from a deployment to Kuwait. The unit, which is moving to Grafenwöhr, hosted a welcoming ceremony -- marking the last time medevac Soldiers redeploy to Landstuhl's heliport.

  • ADA unit completes mission readiness test

    Aug 22, 2014

    Fifth Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery completed its mission readiness exercise (MRE) here recently in preparation for a deployment.

  • 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team in Action

    Aug 22, 2014

    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conduct Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) on Fort Carson.

  • 2-44 ADA awards Combat Action Badge

    Aug 21, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment were awarded the combat action badge during ceremonies held here June 23 and July 8.

  • Spartan Brigade holds inactivation ceremony

    Aug 21, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) was inactivated during a late morning ceremony Thursday on Fort Drum's Sexton Field. The atmosphere was one of solemnity as approximately 2,500 Soldiers -- representing all six of the battalions making up the Spartan Brigade -- lined up for the last time in their 10-year history. The Soldiers bearing their unit colors, also known as guidons, along with the commanders and command sergeants major representing those units marched forward and came together in the foreground, behind the group bearing the Spartan Brigade's colors.

  • CAB slings big guns

    Aug 21, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Cannons lifted into the air over Fort Carson, Colo., as the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's CH-47 Chinook Company conducted elevation sling-load training Aug 14 for the first time since being activated. An aircrew from Company B, 'Clydesdales', 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division, conducted M777A2 howitzer sling-load training with Battery C, 'Chosen', 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment.

  • 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion conducts Mission Readiness Exercise

    Aug 21, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade completed their mission readiness here last week. The MRE was conducted to ensure that the Soldiers of 5-5 ADA were ready to assume and execute their mission in Afghanistan later this year.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 18-29, 2014.

  • 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Honors 33 of their Own.

    Aug 20, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- During the early morning hours of Aug 18, 1973 a Chinook helicopter carrying 37 American Soldiers crashed near Pegnitz, Germany, just off the autobahn north of Nuremberg, Germany. The Soldiers were on their way to the Grafenwoehr Training Area, the largest training area in Europe, to conduct a live fire training exercise.

  • Fort Polk unit teaches building bridges for a better Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2014

    Approximately 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers with National Engineering Brigade, and Afghan civilian engineers came to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 9-13, 2014, to gain a better understanding of the bridge technologies coalition forces have brought to their country.

  • 4th MEB troops dive into water operations training

    Aug 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion's Forward Support Company spent a morning outside of their comfort zone as they conducted a water operations training exercise Aug. 14.

  • Milley takes FORSCOM colors, Allyn departs Fort Bragg to become Army vice chief

    Aug 18, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 15, 2014, as his predecessor, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to be the 35th vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Division celebrates 72nd anniversary

    Aug 18, 2014

    August 16 marked the 72nd anniversary of 101st Airborne Division being activated. As the only Air Assault Division in the Army, the Screaming Eagles is easily one of the most recognized U.S. military divisions in history and this milestone offers a great opportunity to reflect on the division and Fort Campbell's proud legacy.

  • Rotational units get first taste of MPRC

    Aug 17, 2014

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE RANGE, South Korea -- The sun is blazing and the weather is heating up on the peninsula. On some days, the 90-degree temperature seems unforgiving. The good news is the Army trains its forces to defeat the enemy in all elements. Some units show off that ability as they train to maintain the winning strategy in a joint venture.

  • Marne Band performs at Brooklet Peanut Festival

    Aug 16, 2014

    Members of the 3rd Infantry Division Band play a mini-concert at the 25th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, Brooklet, Ga., Aug. 16, 2014.

  • HOOAH!: Post program offers outdoor activities to help Soldiers heal

    Aug 15, 2014

    Although it first began as a program for Purple Heart recipients, HOOAH! has evolved to offer outdoor-related therapeutic events for active duty, wounded, injured and ill Soldiers in the WTB and elsewhere throughout the Fort Campbell community and U.S. Army.

  • Volesky provides insight at town hall

    Aug 15, 2014

    Major Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, invited the installation's Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees to join him and a variety of subject matter experts for a town hall meeting at Wilson Theater Aug. 11.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team concludes decade of service to nation

    Aug 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), will be inactivated during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 on Sexton Field at Fort Drum, ceremonially bringing to a close nearly 10 years of history-making service.

  • In the beginning: 10th Mountain Division transforms into modular force with activation of 3rd BCT (2

    Aug 14, 2014

    (The following article appeared in the Sept. 30, 2004, issue of the Fort Drum Blizzard, predecessor of The Mountaineer.) FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) officially transformed into the modular format the Army is evolving into during a ceremony Monday at Sexton Field. As part of the ceremony, seven units were inactivated and 13 units were activated.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Chaplains assess readiness, plan strategies for coming year

    Aug 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Chaplain Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum took place Aug. 10-13, 2014, at the command's Marshall Hall headquarters complex at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers head south for Panamax

    Aug 13, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting Panamax, a U.S Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise taking place in the United States and Central America.

  • The "Climb to Glory" Expert Infantry Badge

    Aug 12, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division concluded its "Climb to Glory" Expert Infantry Badge testing Aug. 08, 2014 at Fort Polk, La. More than 400 Soldiers from across Fort Polk attempted to earn their EIB, but only 11 would gain the coveted badge.

  • First ever EOD Team of the Year Competition underway at Fort A.P. Hill

    Aug 12, 2014

    Five U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from posts Army-wide have begun competing in the first-annual EOD Team of the Year Competition here. Four of the EOD teams come from active-Army units; the fifth is from the Florida Army National Guard.

  • 20th CBRNE units 'hunt' for nuclear fallout during exercise

    Aug 11, 2014

    Units from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained with federal, state and local agencies during Exercise Prominent Hunt at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana.

  • Guard aviation units finish training, head for Kuwait

    Aug 11, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Task Force 34 conducted the first Aviation Training Exercise for approximately one week under the 166th Aviation Brigade here after two months of post-mobilization training. The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Minnesota National Guard, is the first Guard combat aviation brigade to conduct an ATX at Fort Hood, according to Col. Christopher E. Albus, commander of the 166th Avn. Bde. It was the result of extensive coordination and collaboration with multiple agencies and units.

  • Vietnamese-born 'First Team' officer makes history, pins star

    Aug 8, 2014

    "In 1975, when I was 9 years old, we had to make that escape from Vietnam, and my family got out of South Vietnam the day before the fall of Saigon," said Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, 1st Cavalry Division's deputy commanding general for maneuver.

  • Shindand tower prep for handoff

    Aug 8, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the presence of U.S. troops begins to draw down in Afghanistan, units begin to transition and pass off security operations to the Afghan military forces, which includes control of the land and sky. Air traffic controllers from Company F, 1-52nd General Support Aviation Battalion under Task Force Warhawk have been on watch over the skies around Shindand Air Base since April 2014, and instead of preparing to hand off operations to a follow-on U.S. unit, they are training one of the first Afghan military air traffic controllers.

  • 3rd Cavalry Regiment takes over down range

    Aug 8, 2014

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment arrived in Afghanistan and replaced the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Regional Command -- East, Afghanistan. The regiment's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan National Security Forces and NATO facility closures within its area of operation.

  • 101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

    Aug 8, 2014

    Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

  • August set for antiterrorism focus

    Aug 7, 2014

    "If you see something, say something." August is the Army wide antiterrorism awareness month.

  • Fort Drum agencies embrace Ready and Resilient Campaign

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army decreases in size and Soldiers and Families can expect longer dwell times, much of the service's operations will take place on American soil. In order to accommodate the Total Army Family that has experienced frequent deployments and a high operations tempo for the last 13 years, leaders realize the need to help ensure the battle-ready community can remain ready and resilient for potential future conflict.

  • 'Soldier for Life' -- Army looks to expunge 'ACAP mindset'

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- If you haven't heard, the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, has been renamed "Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program" to help shift Soldier mindsets about transition services away from something required at the expiration of their term of service to a tool critical in their life's journey.

  • Troopers Take Part in Resiliency Week

    Aug 7, 2014

    Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) participated in a week-long training event July 28 to Aug. 1, as part of Fort Irwin's focus on resiliency.

  • Motorcycle Mentors Ensure Safety for Riders

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Safety Ride Aug. 1. The ride started at the Motorcycle Training Range for inspections and riding drills before heading to Victorville, Calif. This allowed mentors to assess each motorcycle for street legality, its mechanical integrity, and the competency of the riders.

  • 20th CBRNE demonstrates mission capabilities

    Aug 6, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) demonstrated some of its unique and critical mission capabilities Aug. 5-6, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Iowa Guard Soldiers sharpen skills at First Army multicomponent training

    Aug 6, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- With the continuing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, deployments for Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers have become less of a certainty and more of a rarity. Apart from the obvious downside of an overseas tour -- physical and mental hardships, and separation from Family, school and work -- there's also an upside: real-world application of Soldier skills, team and leader development, and the incorporation of many Army specialties into one mission.

  • Top US Military Commander in Afghanistan recognizes XVIII Airborne Corps troops

    Aug 3, 2014

  • Cav team gets 'Branded' in Kandahar

    Aug 1, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- First in Tokyo, first in Pyongyang. Now, among the last in Kandahar. On Aug. 1, the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, serving as headquarters, International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-South, held a historic combat patch ceremony, marking the continuation of the storied First Team legacy.

  • 3-319th AFAR takes on Holland Drop Zone

    Jul 31, 2014

    Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, jump onto Holland Drop Zone, July 29, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade unveils MQ-1C Gray Eagle unit

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade uncased its D Company, 10th Aviation Regiment guidon, marking the official activation of its MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system company during a ceremony July 23 on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Air Cav takes to skies across Texas

    Jul 31, 2014

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with Company C, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, soars over eastern Texas on its way back from Beaumont, Texas, July 21. While at Beaumont, AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots maneuvered aircraft that had returned from Afghanistan in preparation for the redeployment of the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division later this year.

  • 31st ADA Soldier wins Fires Center of Excellence Tenant Career Counselor of the Year

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the U.S. Army currently drawing down on Soldiers across the force the ability to retain proficient Soldiers is more important now than ever. The job of U.S. Army Career Counselors is to ensure that the Soldiers who are currently serving in our ranks are retained and are satisfied with their current military occupation skill and duty stations.

  • The "Climb to Glory" EIB Train-up

    Jul 31, 2014

    More than 600 Soldiers prepare to "Climb to Glory" in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on 29 July 2014, at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center. The EIB is earned by completing a series of tests designed to demonstrate the Soldier's mastery of infantry skills. The EIB qualifications start on 4 August 2014 and culminates on 8 August 2014.

  • First Army 'A' patch stands out during Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Of the dozens of unique unit patches worn by more than 5,500 Reserve, National Guard and active Soldiers participating in Warrior Exercise 2014, one stands out -- that of First Army worn by observer-coach/trainers from the 189th Infantry Brigade.

  • Unexploded ordnance: Don't touch it, report it

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command's senior enlisted leader has seen it all: an unpinned hand grenade in a garage, practice bombs in a basement and an armed landmine on a mantle.

  • DIVWEST trainers focus on all components at Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Flanked by Californian hills and sun burnt grass, Army Reserve Soldiers had a problem. They were manning an entry control point to a base as part of Warrior Exercise 2014, when a band of California National Guardsman launched an attack on their position.

  • 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team rolls into the future of battlefield communication

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division are about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.

  • Vanguard Brigade solidifies Army, Army National Guard tie through training

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, supported the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Blanding, Florida, July 7 - Aug. 1.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • 2916th Aviation Battalion receives new commander

    Jul 29, 2014

    The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Lieutenant Col. William Garber III took command of the 2916th after receiving the unit colors from 916th Commander Col. Matthew Ruedi. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe, bid farewell to the organization he led for two years.

  • Yellow Ribbon event helps Reserve MPs, loved ones prepare for deployment

    Jul 29, 2014

    When Soldiers are told they will deploy, the last thing they need is to get overwhelmed by everything they must do before leaving. For Army Reserve Soldiers of the 361st Military Police Company and 362nd Military Police Detachment, an opportunity to get ahead of potential problems came at a Yellow Ribbon event July 11-13.

  • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

    Jul 29, 2014

    An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.

  • MCoE bids farewell to Chief of Armor

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Soldiers, veterans, Family members and others from across the tricommunity area came together to bid farewell to Armor School commandant and 48th Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas July 25 at Derby Auditorium.

  • 'Big Red One' combatives team continues winning streak

    Jul 29, 2014

    Members of the Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at the annual Sunflower State Games jiujitsu tournament July 26. Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center out of Manhattan to take home the first place jiujitsu team trophy.

  • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 4th CAB

    Jul 28, 2014

    FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Ordierno, and Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, visited 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colo., July 24, 2014. Odierno talked with "Iron Eagle" Leaders and Soldiers, and toured the CAB's hangars and flight tower. (Photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)

  • New York National Guard training takes to skies

    Jul 25, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Battalion, at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 19-22, 2014.

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Warhawks dig talons into combatives

    Jul 25, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan draws down, units stay vigilant in their mission and training to secure the stability of Afghanistan and its people. Part of this enormous task involves the individual combat readiness of each Soldier. Task Force Warhawk leadership has provided an opportunity for their Soldiers to be certified level-one under the Modern Army Combatives Program while stationed at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 20th CBRNE Command Soldiers compete for top honors

    Jul 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition here July 21 - 25.

  • TOWs return to Fort Riley: 'Big Red One' infantrymen fire live anti-tank missiles

    Jul 25, 2014

    Fifteen M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decade to fire live, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles -- commonly known as TOW missiles -- during a training exercise July 22.

  • EOD troops train with federal agencies during exercise

    Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 744th EOD Company honed their life-saving and mission-enabling skills in a joint and interagency exercise at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • One team one fight: 1st Cav participates in new study

    Jul 24, 2014

    The secretary of defense rescinded the direct ground combat assignment rule, which stated that women could not serve in certain duty positions. While groundbreaking, this action did not open all of the military occupational specialties that are currently closed to women. In the effort to make strides toward opening all MOSs, the Army is executing a study to assess the physical demands required to do those jobs.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade supports USMA field training

    Jul 24, 2014

    WEST POINT -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, deployed to Camp Buckner, inside the U.S. Military Academy training area July 15 to provide air-assault and troop movement support to USMA cadets participating in Cadet Summer Field Training.

  • Career counselors help retain quality Soldiers to sustain Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade was the first 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade last year to achieve its retention mission. This year, the brigade remains as one of the top retention teams in large part due to Staff Sgt. Rogerio Brito.

  • Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

    Jul 24, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team July 10.

  • Division Artillery returns to the Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 1st Armored Division Artillery was the very last "DIVARTY" to stand down in order to make room for a Fires Brigade in May of 2007, but now they are the first to stand up as the Army brings back Division Artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its 10 divisions.

  • CSF2's Global Assessment Tool is for Spouses, Too!

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program encourages Spouses to take the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0)

  • Division East squeaks past Division West for First Army Best Warrior honors

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - On a muggy Mississippi morning, the First Army Best Warrior Competition starts with a bang. Under the bright lights of the softball complex, two Soldiers prepare for the first event in the competition, the Army Physical Fitness Test. Over the next three grueling days, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan R. Morrow and Sgt. 1st Class James K. Rogers II will test their mettle in events designed to evaluate their skills and knowledge and determine who will emerge as the best noncommissioned officer in First Army.

  • Gatesville community rounds up Reserve Component with 'Salute to Warrior Citizens'

    Jul 22, 2014

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers enjoyed a day of respite from training on North Fort Hood, Texas, experiencing Texas heritage Sunday afternoon thanks to the Gatesville community.

  • Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.

  • TF White Devil's air assault disrupts weapons from entering Afghanistan

    Jul 21, 2014

    Afghanistan is becoming a safer place due to the initiative taken by Afghan National Security Forces to stop enemy weapons from coming into their country.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • 'Devil' brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

    Jul 21, 2014

    Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skills and resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kan.