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  • Adder Soldiers sharpen weapons skills

    Nov 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, fired their weapons Nov. 9 through Nov. 10, at Lightning Memorial Range at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, to qualify and zero their weapons.

  • Sometimes these colors do run

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 600 service members and civilians took part in the Veteran's Day 5K race Nov. 11, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, paying tribute to the Veterans of past and present by running with Old Glory. The Apollo Flag company in Totowa, N.J., donated an 18 foot by 12 foot American flag, as well as 600 miniature American flags and a flag commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 for the early-morning event.

  • JBB professional mixer sparks camaraderie between service members

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Leaders in all branches of service took time to meet with one another Nov. 7 at the Joint Base Balad, Iraq, professional mixer in an effort for E-8s and above to interact in a social setting.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • Moment of silence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Wackenhut security officers Tyrone Hall (left) and Miriam Taylor (center) pause for a moment of silence with an unidentified Soldier Friday at 2:30 p.m. to honor the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting. The moment of silence was observed Armywide to remember the 13 killed Nov. 5.

  • Fair helps community find work

    Nov 16, 2009

    Even before the latest unemployment rates were released, the staff at the U.S. Army Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service knew people would be looking for jobs. To help show people options available to them, the ACAP and ACS staffs hosted a job fair Nov. 5 at The Commons at Fort McPherson.

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • Study finds morale, mental health better in Iraq than Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2009

    While the mental health and morale of Soldiers in Iraq is improving, according to the latest study, more behavioral-health providers are needed in Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Telesurgery Pilot in Iraq Enabled by MC4

    Nov 13, 2009

    A long-anticipated pilot using telesurgery technology along with the Army's tactical medical recording system, MC4, succeeded, linking a surgeon in Iraq to specialists at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, during a complex and rare surgical procedure.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • RIA-JMTC launches field fuel testing system support website

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Mobile Maintenance unit is making the job of a military fuel tester a little bit easier. Staying in stride with technological advances, the team has taken advantage of the availability of the World Wide Web. One month ago, the unit launched the first and only website that supports the needs of PQASE operators. PQASE, Petroleum Quality Analysis System Enhanced, tests the quality of fuel being used on military machinery. It tells the operator if there's a problem with the fuel, if the fuel is usable, and what he or she needs to do with it to make it usable. PQASE also helps determine whether the fuel is for ground use or air use.

  • Multi-national partnership grows during PA exchange

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office hosted their public affairs counterparts from the Tajikistan and Kyrgystan armies during an exchange between the partner nations Oct. 19 through 23 in Washington, D.C.

  • Naughty by Nature, USO Rock COB Speicher

    Nov 12, 2009

    Servicemembers stationed at Contingency Operation Base Speicher were treated to a night of entertainment by DJ Skribble and the hip-hop group Naughty by Nature, Nov. 8. The show was put on by the USO and was free for all.

  • Spartan Brigade Trained in COINSOC

    Nov 12, 2009

    Major General Anthony Cucolo, Task Force Marne Commanding General, along with senior leaders from Multi-National Force-Iraq and Multi-National Corps-Iraq, spoke to leaders of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team while they attended the Counterinsurgency School in Taji, Iraq, Nov. 6-7.

  • Renovation shop offers free, first come, first served uniform repairs

    Nov 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATION LOCATION MAREZ, Mosul, Iraq - Soldiers flow into the renovation shop with uniforms in hand, preparing to hand them to the 506th Quartermaster Company for repairs.

  • President honors veterans: 'We are forever grateful'

    Nov 11, 2009

    "America will not let you down," President Barack Obama told veterans Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, emphasizing the message he wanted all to know is "we will take care of our own."

  • Central receiving, shipping point at Marez preps Iraq for drawdown

    Nov 11, 2009

    As the responsible drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment from Iraq continues, the Central Receiving and Shipping Point at Contingency Operating Location Marez in Mosul, Iraq, will be instrumental in managing the movement of both equipment and personnel.

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • MTV documentary follows Soldier's return to Iraq

    Nov 10, 2009

    MTV will honor America's veterans and servicemembers Wednesday by following a young noncommissioned officer as he returns to the battlefields of Iraq.

  • Conviction, Family, military duties: USARCENT chief of staff turns adversity into strength

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Chief of Staff of Third Army U.S. Army Central, Col. Stephen M. Twitty, will be promoted to brigadier general Nov. 30. His path to the highest level of military service is paved with values, discipline and perseverance.

  • A Moment of Silence for Fort Hood

    Nov 9, 2009

  • Provider Soldiers get promoted, re-enlist

    Nov 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Continuing a tradition of excellence, Provider Soldiers earned promotions and re-enlisted in the Army, all while continuing to prepare for the drawdown of U.S. equipment and personnel from Iraq.

  • Mississippians, Iraqi Army partner to protect Q-West water supply

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms Brigade out of Hernando, Miss., met with their Iraqi counterparts in 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Brigade to review the IA's security measures for the Al-Qayyarah pump house located on the Tigris River.

  • Iraqi water pump workers visit Q-West

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A group of Iraqis who work at the Al-Qayyarah pump house attended a luncheon in their honor Nov. 2 at the dining facility at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • Class I yard accepts Iraq-wide food turn in

    Nov 9, 2009

    CAMP STRYKER, Iraq - In addition to their usual duties, service members at the Camp Stryker, Iraq, Class I yard manage the mass turn in of food rations from all corners of Iraq as the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment progresses.

  • Logistics, technical advisory team instructs Iraqi Army Soldiers

    Nov 9, 2009

    CAMP UR, Iraq - The Ur Logistics and Technical Advisory Team with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, works with Iraqi Soldiers at the Ur Iraqi Army Regional Maintenance Center to improve their skills in maintenance and supply.

  • Troops trek 5K for treats

    Nov 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 699th Maintenance Company out of Fort Irwin, Calif., sponsored a Halloween 5K fun run at Holt Memorial Stadium Oct. 31 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • God's Grounds provides Soldiers coffee, perspective

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, have a steady supply of caffeine, courtesy of God's Grounds, a cafAfA run by the chapel here.

  • Third Army Fights Stress

    Nov 7, 2009

    A slideshow of Servicemembers on Camp Arifjan using hobbies and activities to relieve stress.

  • MRAP Facility Story - Workin' on the MRAP

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story documenting the MRAP Facility in Kuwait

  • Practice Fire Prevention

    Nov 7, 2009

    An article about good fire safety, and fire prevention on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Play to win : Kuwaiti's defeat 1st TSC 7-0

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story about soccer match between 1st TSC and Kuwaiti National Guard teams.

  • New kid on the block

    Nov 7, 2009

    An article about the new M-ATV and it's job in Afghanistan.

  • Stuck On Flu Shots

    Nov 7, 2009

    Pictures of soldiers getting flu shots for the up-coming flu season.

  • The hub of the drawdown

    Nov 7, 2009

    A photo of a humvee being repaired on its way from Iraq to Afganistan.

  • Civlian Security Contractors at Arifjan

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story about the civlian security contractors on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • From Iraq and Back - the 443rd Supporting the Draw-Down of Equipment in Iraq.

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story and photos documenting the 443rd Transportation Company deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Women Vets

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story about women vets who are making a difference in recent conflicts.

  • CFC : Make a difference, make a donation

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story done promoting CFC

  • Hub of the Drawdown at Camp, Arifjan, Kuwait

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story about the retrograde of equipment coming from Iraq at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Growing concern for mental health

    Nov 7, 2009

    Story about the EMFK's mental health center.

  • Every time a bell rings : A Navy Chief gets their anchor

    Nov 7, 2009

    Navy chief pinning ceremony

  • Army sets 'moment of silence' for Fort Hood shooting victims

    Nov 6, 2009

    An Army-wide moment of silence has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. central standard time today in honor of the Fort Hood victims, family members and loved ones affected by the shooting 24 hours ago.

  • DOD awards team for helping save lives with satellites

    Nov 6, 2009

    Not too long ago, it took hours for deployed medical personnel to transmit digital X-ray or CT scan files in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, it takes minutes -- allowing wounded Soldiers to receive more timely medical care.

  • Remembering the Fallen - Sgt. Maj. Michael Silver

    Nov 6, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, gathered at the camp chapel to show their final respect to a fallen comrade on Oct. 21, 2009.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • Engineers take on new role

    Nov 5, 2009

    Most Soldiers of the new advise and assist brigades in Iraq must rethink raditional roles and the engineers of 4-6th Infantry are no different.

  • Walmart among 8 new firms partnering to hire Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2009

    Eight more organizations, including Walmart, joined forces last month with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership.

  • Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Nov 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Office of the Chaplain staff hosted a fall festival for children and parents of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities Saturday at the Fort McPherson Chapel Center.

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Tying the knot: Riggers secure loads for aerial deliveries

    Nov 5, 2009

    The mountainous Afghan terrain makes it difficult for convoys to travel to many remote forward operating bases throughout the country to provide needed supplies to troops. Coalition forces have only one other option for transporting supplies, aerial deliveries.

  • Suicide awareness guide now available for leaders

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Army's newest guide book is small enough to fit in a pocket, but big enough to save lives, according to officials.

  • Fort Hood unit wins Secretary of Defense maintenance award

    Nov 4, 2009

    An Army cavalry squadron that redeployed from Iraq earlier this year received the Defense Department's highest award for maintenance excellence last week.

  • Program allows wounded veterans to continue service

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Mission Continues, a veterans organization, helps wounded veterans to continue serving their country by granting fellowships that allow them to volunteer at nonprofit organizations.

  • Funny Man's Message Is Sobering

    Nov 3, 2009

    Standup comedian Bernie McGrenahan used laughter to deliver a candid presentation of the perils of drug and alcohol abuse, along with other behaviors that tear up families.

  • Synchronization, predictability key to personnel success

    Nov 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Sean Byrne, commanding general of the Army's Human Resources Command, and Human Resources Command Sgt. Maj. John Gathers joined Servicemembers working in the personnel field Oct. 14 to 16, at Camp Victory during a HRC conference.

  • General visits US Army Europe Soldiers at Balad

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Carter F. Ham, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, visited Soldiers Oct. 25 here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Ham has visited Iraq before, and during this visit he said the progress Iraq has made toward its defense is clear.

  • Craig Morgan, Chris Young electrify Holt Stadium

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Country music stars Craig Morgan, Chris Young and Great American Country host Nan Kelley treated service members to a night of country music and hospitality Oct. 29 at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad.

  • Providers assist with redistribution of armor assets

    Oct 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION CALDWELL, Iraq - The mass movement of equipment across Iraq for units leaving and coming to the country is a complex process involving the support and coordination of various elements

  • 223rd Medical Detachment holds field sanitation course

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers learned how to protect themselves from diseases, non-battle injuries and insects including spiders and scorpions, and how to keep them out of food, water and clothing at a field sanitation course at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Service members rock JBB in talent show

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Red Tail 5/6 Executive Council held a talent show in which service members sang, danced, played instruments and otherwise performed at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation east Oct. 24 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • US forces take proactive steps toward drawdown

    Oct 31, 2009

  • Speicher preps for Operation Clean Sweep

    Oct 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq - Soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) prepared for Operation Clean Sweep, set to begin the first week of November at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq.

  • 724th Trans. Co. reflects, looks forward

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On April 9, 2004, Soldiers with 1st Platoon, 724th Transportation Company out of Bartonville, Ill., were ambushed as they traveled across Iraq on a refueling mission during their deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, then called Camp Anaconda.

  • Hot Shots! TRICARE Makes H1N1 Immunizations Easy for Beneficiaries

    Oct 30, 2009

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 30, 2009) - Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows non-active duty TRICARE Prime enrollees to get the H1N1 immunization from non-network providers without a referral or authorization, eliminating point-of-service charges. Prime enrollees will not be charged a co-payment or cost share. Active duty service members should follow the guidance of their respective services.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Chaplain assistants conduct monthly training at JBB

    Oct 30, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplain assistants with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, held a monthly training session at which members participated in role-playing scenarios and exchanged ideas Oct. 28 at the Provider Chapel annex.

  • Therapist discusses parenting practices with military

    Oct 29, 2009

    Parenting isn't an easy job. That might be the only truth people received about parenting. Hal Runkel, a licensed family marriage therapist and author of "ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool," , spoke with members of the community about parenting, Oct. 21 in the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Golf pros tee off to teach children life skills, game fundamentals

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - Unlike golf's goal to shoot under the par, exceeding the standard is the goal of the golf lessons being offered to children in the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community.

  • Sheriff Cell 17 takes care of convoy emergencies

    Oct 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Convoys arrive at, depart from and pass through one of Iraq's primary logistics hubs, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, every day.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • Corps of Engineers offers valuable experience to new Afghan officers

    Oct 27, 2009

    ItAca,!a,,cs hailed as the Aca,!A"West Point of Afghanistan.Aca,!A? The National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul is modeled after the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Graduates are commissioned in the Afghanistan National Army and Afghan National Air Corps and three recent graduates who are also engineer officers spent the last six months working with the Afghanistan Engineer District-North.

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers make their mark in Kuwait

    Oct 26, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The temperature outside is climbing into the mid-nineties as Sgt. John Direny, a water treatment specialist assigned to Company A, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, meticulously paints the small letters on the mural he is crafting. The mural, painted on one of the hundreds of concrete road barriers that dot Camp Buehring, has been a two day project so far and he still has a long way to go.

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers kick off deployment

    Oct 26, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - When Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division waved "goodbye" to their loved ones and climbed on the bus that took them to the plane to haul them overseas, they were not going to Iraq. Not just yet.

  • Guard equipment to return from Iraq, Congress told

    Oct 26, 2009

    National Guard equipment will be returned from Iraq and Guard units can fill shortages with equipment currently in theater, Defense officials testified Oct. 21, at a House hearing.

  • 165th Medical Detachment puts mission into focus

    Oct 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD Iraq - The 165th Medical Detachment offers a variety of optometry and optical services, six days a week at Joint Base Balad, and Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers build history with Bataan Memorial Park

    Oct 24, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION, MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The Bataan Memorial Park is scheduled to officially open Oct. 30, in a dedication ceremony at Contingency Operating Location Marez, Mosul, Iraq.

  • Level two combative classes scheduled to swing into JBB in December

    Oct 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members on Joint Base Balad, Iraq, may soon be able to learn attack skills ranging from punching to placing opponents into submition.

  • Soldiers affect brigade modernization

    Oct 23, 2009

    Ground sensors that are part of the Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization program were recently overhauled in line with input from Soldiers.

  • New M-ATV arrives in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • Sweet home Louisiana Transportation Soldiers bring Cajun flavor to Iraq

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Home-cooked meals are a comfort unavailable to Soldiers while deployed, but the members of the 1083rd Transportation Company out of Minden, La., brought Cajun cooking with them to Iraq.

  • 37th conducts St. Michael's Jump operation at JBB

    Oct 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 37th Engineer Battalion held a St. Michael's Jump operation Oct. 18 at the outdoor pool at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Like father, like son,Father, son pairs deployed together

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Family is never too far away at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, where not one, but two father and son teams are stationed together.

  • Becoming a scream free parent

    Oct 22, 2009

    ScreamFree founder and author of "Scream Free Parenting," Hal Runkel, signs a copy of his book for Quinnie Cook following a presentation Oct. 21 at the Post Theater on Fort McPherson. Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, spoke about parenting techniques that focused on changing the dynamics in the home to help prevent parents from letting their emotions take over when dealing with their children, and instead focusing on maintaining calm and making choices based on principles rather than emotions.

  • Rally gives Soldiers opportunity to learn motorcycle safety, build camaraderie

    Oct 22, 2009

    Each year, the Army loses more Soldiers due to motorcycle accidents than combat. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army.

  • Military, local communties help warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The message of the "Make a Difference Day" sign at the entrance to the Shepherd Center Apartments encouraged its readers in bright yellow and blue letters to, "help a friend fix something, do something for your community, spend time with someone who is lonely, give to a worthy cause or smile, hug and extend a kind word." It was a message that many took to heart.

  • Superintendent visits fort, puts emphasis on math

    Oct 22, 2009

    For children of military members, change is something that comes with the territory. Although change can make things difficult, knowing what types of changes to expect can help ease the transition. On Oct. 19, Kathy Cox, state superintendent of schools for the Georgia Department of Education, visited Fort McPherson to educate military members of changes taking place in Georgia schools that will affect their children's education.

  • Cartoonists sketch troops at FOB Marez

    Oct 22, 2009

    Garry Trudeau and other famous cartoonists visited Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 20 to meet, greet and sketch the men and women serving there.

  • Czech Army Chaplain Honors Task Force Spartan Chaplain With Coveted Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Maj. Bradley West, Task Force Spartan, chaplain, was presented the Gen. Methodej Kuban Medal by Chaplain Mirek Jordanek, chaplain for the Czech 3rd Contingent, based with the 41st Mechanized Battalion, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5.

  • Soldier wellness, mental health top priorities for Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    With Soldier suicides reaching what Army leadership is calling "alarming numbers," a renewed emphasis is being placed on the mental well-being of Soldiers, the Army's second-in-charge said Sept. 13.

  • Third Army partners with Kazakhstan Army during Steppe Eagle

    Sep 16, 2009

    In keeping with its mission to shape the future, Soldiers from Third Army/U.S. Army Central are working alongside representatives from the United States, Kazakhstan, and British Armies during the multinational exercise, Steppe Eagle, which began Sept. 14.

  • Army Reserve memorializes Soldier with center dedication

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Army honored a fallen warrior at a dedication ceremony for the Capt. John E. Smathers U.S. Army Reserve Center Saturday.

  • Army Reserve opens first 'virtual installation' in Rochester

    Sep 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve's top officer and his wife joined Rochester civic and business leaders Saturday for an official opening of the nation's first Army Strong Community Center or "virtual installation."

  • 'Soldiers' NCO' earns Medal of Honor for heroic deeds in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti would have done anything for his Soldiers, so after the initial shock, no one was surprised that he sacrificed his life to save another Soldier during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Third Army shapes the future in Ethiopia

    Sep 13, 2009

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