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  • Along came the Spiders

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Based out of Forward Operating Base Salerno, these Black Hawks soaring through the air are not your ordinary helicopter unit. They are Company A, "SPIDERS" (4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment), 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper's lethal Black Hawk unit who is continuously entrusted by Soldiers with the mission of safe passage across the P2K region of the provinces Paktika, Paktiya and Khowst.

  • Kidnap Kings rock COS Marez

    Aug 26, 2010

    Story and photos of Kidnap Kings' concert at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq.

  • Maysan truck lift hastens distribution of grain

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers of from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Maysan Central Wheat Granary to unveil a newly-built truck lift.

  • Advise and Assist Brigade: A familiar unit with a new mission in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning brigade combat teams into advise and assist brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Groups examine healthcare at conference

    Aug 25, 2010

    Stakeholders met Aug. 13-14 in Basra to discuss the state of healthcare in Iraq, which in the last few years has improved in some geographic areas, but remains a pressing concern, especially in most rural communities.

  • Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    Various photos at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq

  • deputy Commanding General for Support, U.S. Forces-Iraq visits Umm Qasr

    Aug 25, 2010

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  • 28 Iraqi Army Soldiers graduate from mobile kitchen course

    Aug 24, 2010

    Twenty-eight Iraqi Army Soldiers graduated from the Mobile Kitchen Trailer and Mobile Bakery Trailer Course at Camp Taji, Aug. 22.

  • Third Army focuses on Families

    Aug 23, 2010

    With the transition to Shaw Air Force Base underway, Third Army/U.S. Army Central held its first Family Reading Group meeting at the Carolina Skies Club on base, Aug. 19. Establishing a firm foundation for the FRG program at Shaw will ensure Families receive the support needed as the command makes its move over the next year.

  • Army Sustainment Command Unit Ships Aid Supplies to Pakistan

    Aug 23, 2010

    Responding to call for aid, Italy-based 3rd Battalion, 405th AFSB sends relief supplies to Pakistan.

  • Ministries collaborate to improve health care with WoldVistA

    Aug 23, 2010

    Representatives from the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Health and the Kurdistan Ministry of Health signed a memorandum of agreement earlier this month that will facilitate the implementation of an integrated, comprehensive health information system.

  • New Combat Stress Center stresses mental readiness

    Aug 23, 2010

    Workers on Contingency Operating Base Basra completed renovation of the Basra Combat Stress Clinic in an effort to create a more comfortable environment for Soldiers seeking assistance.

  • 'Freight Train' bridges two generations of warfighters

    Aug 23, 2010

    Company B, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, appropriately named Task Force Freight Train, didn't just gain their call sign from similarities to 19th Century trains; they have a much more unique story that goes as far back as Vietnam to the original Freight Trainers of the 243rd Assault Support Helicopter Company.

  • USF-I commander tours Basra resiliency campus

    Aug 22, 2010

    The soon-to-open resiliency campus at Contingency Operating Base Basra hosted Gen. Ray Odierno, United States Forces-Iraq commander, during his visit to the base Aug. 18.

  • Iraqi Army armor crews advance through tank table VI

    Aug 22, 2010

    Shooting, moving and communicating, the Iraqi Army tank crews successfully completed their capstone event-Tank Table VI live fire qualification, of their tank familiarization course Aug. 8 at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army M1A1 maintainers graduate UMNET

    Aug 22, 2010

    As the Iraq Army prepares to field four regiments of M1A1 Abrams tanks, with 140 tanks and eight M98 Recovery vehicles purchased from the United States, it must ensure there are enough Iraqi Soldiers who are properly trained to maintain this new equipment.

  • USF-I ushers in New Dawn

    Aug 22, 2010

    To ensure they are providing the best support to the ISF and the government of Iraq, AABs are tailored to the unique operations environment where they operate. The units are augmented with as many as 24 specialty teams such as engineering, transportation, investigative and forensic specialists, counter explosives and counterterrorism and training.

  • Director learns strategic planning, California style

    Aug 22, 2010

    Developing and building a sustainable infrastructure, recruiting and maintaining a professional police force, and encouraging civilian participation in the master plan for transforming Iraq is nothing if not a massive strategic effort.

  • 402nd AFSB plays pivotal role in equipping Iraqi security forces

    Aug 20, 2010

    A rehearsal of concept drill, hosted by the 402nd Army Field Support Battalion and its 2nd Battalion, smooths the way to equipment transfer to Iraqi forces.

  • Army Operating Concept provides Capstone follow-up

    Aug 20, 2010

    The 2010 Army Operating Concept has been approved and is now available online. Also known as TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, the Army Operating Concept explains how the Army will comply with and execute guidance derived from the Army Capstone Concept released in January 2009.

  • Sumter City tour provides Soldiers, Families preview of community

    Aug 20, 2010

    From Plantation-era homes to multiple sports complexes, children's theater productions and music on the square, Sumter, S.C., offers a multitude of opportunities for incoming residents and workers. Incoming Soldiers and Family members from Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) saw this first-hand as they participated in Sumter's City Tour Aug. 11.

  • Deployed major attends 25th high school reunion via Skype

    Aug 20, 2010

    Maj. Lyn Rogers, a budget officer with the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission Director, uses the MWR Internet Cafe at Forward Operating Base Union III in Baghdad, Iraq, reguarly to Skype with family and friends. On Aug. 3 she attended her 25th high school reunion via Skype.

  • Advise and assist operations help IPs reach milestone in Anbar

    Aug 19, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq - U.S. advise and assist operations in Anbar province helped Iraqi Security Forces achieve another milestone when the Iraqi Police hosted their first community outreach event at the Anbar Police Department's Media Center, Aug. 10. There, they donated school supplies, stuffed animals and clothes to about 20 orphaned children of police officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Four-hour investment yields priceless return

    Aug 19, 2010

    Last month, Tina De la Roche, forensic and biological DNA unit supervisor for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboraty on Fort Gillem, was having dinner at a seafood restaurant in Atlanta with her family, including 10-month-old daughter, Amee. One of Amee's favorite snacks is a cheese puff-like snack designed for babies, Roche said. The snacks are highly dissolvable; however, while talking with her father, Ray, Roche noticed her daughter's face was turning bright red.

  • Former Iranian hostage shares insights in getting through tough times

    Aug 19, 2010

    It was a chance meeting at Easter Sunday Mass that lead retired colonel Charles Scott to come back to Fort McPherson Tuesday. What wasn't a chance, however, were the things Scott used to get through the 444 days spent as a hostage in Iran during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. As part of the U.S. Army Garrison Chaplain's Office staff's leadership conference series, Scott spoke to a crowd at the Chapel Center about his captivity and how he was able to stay true to his military vows. "We are the products of our training and experiences," Scott said. "Faith, strength, God, Family and myself got me through."

  • 402nd AFSB Deputy Has No Time For Negative Thoughts

    Aug 19, 2010

    W. Arnold Pindle, deputy to the commander, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, believes "We cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought."

  • LOGCAP Managers Have Key Role in Drawdown

    Aug 19, 2010

    LOGCAP managers are sustaining quality troop support, while handing over unused facilities.

  • Agencies work to prevent, counter cyber crime

    Aug 19, 2010

    News agencies across the United States have been highlighting an alarming, invisible and rising threat, affecting citizens and therefore service members, worldwide.

  • Staying resilient at the tip of the spear

    Aug 18, 2010

    Peering into the Task Force Blackjack conference room on any given Tuesday, one might be surprised at what he or she hears. On Tuesdays, Staff Sgt. John Meyer, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division protective services detail platoon sergeant from Longmont, Colo., leads discussions on topics such as detecting "icebergs" and avoiding "thinking traps," as part of an Army-wide program called Master Resiliency Training.

  • Life in the North Country - the Story of the 1/10th MTN Brigade Logistics Support Team in Afghanista

    Aug 18, 2010

    A small group of expert technicians and logisticians, called a Brigade Logistics Support Team, delivers the might of the Materiel Enterprise to troops on the battlefield.

  • Patrol craft training leads to opportunity for future joint operations

    Aug 18, 2010

    The initial elements of the Iraqi Navy patrol fleet, including new ships and trained crews, are the latest tangible evidence of the efforts of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Navy at Umm Qasr, Iraq.

  • Chaplains discuss suicide prevention, reaching out to service members

    Aug 17, 2010

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq -- Soldier suicide is one of the Army's top concerns as its troops continue to endure the stresses of multiple deployments in addition to the daily challenges of life.

  • New Iraqi training and advisory mission director visits Umm Qasr

    Aug 17, 2010

    United Kingdom Royal Marine Brig. Simon Timothy "Tim" Chicken, the new director of the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission Navy, visited the port city of Umm Qasr, Iraq, today during his official visit to ITAM Navy Umm Qasr's operations.

  • Maysan civil defense officers learn policing skills

    Aug 17, 2010

    The Maysan Provincial Training Center trained 89 civil defense officers in the Iraqi Police Basic Recruit Training Course that concluded Aug. 5.

  • Path to drawdown goes through 'Tampa'

    Aug 17, 2010

    US and Iraqi Soldiers in southern Iraq met to discuss the security and safety of Main Supply Route Tampa, the military's primary highway to transport equipment and personnel out of Iraq to Kuwait.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • U.S. Embassy advisors host Human Trafficking Prevention Class for Female Iraqi Police officers

    Aug 16, 2010

    United States Embassy advisors to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice conducted a human trafficking seminar for female Iraqi Police officers Aug. 15 to raise awareness of domestic abuse and human trafficking.

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • Battle Buddies

    Aug 16, 2010

    Photo of Pfc. Drew Martin providing security along with a new friend during a combined Iraqi and U.S. operation to deliver food and supplies to Iraqi citizens in Basra Province.

  • Contracting officials complete international contracting course

    Aug 15, 2010

    Forty contracting officials from the Kurdish Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Kurdish Ministry of Interior and the Iraq Ministry of Interior graduated from the International Defense Acquisitions Resource Management Program held at the MoI Officer's Club here Aug. 5.

  • Peshmerga Regional Guard Brigade Soldiers begin Basic Combat Training

    Aug 15, 2010

    More than 500 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the 1st Regional Guard Brigade reported for duty at the first Basic Combat Training Course at Sulaymaniyah August 2.

  • Iraqis take charge of IAMP training at EME School

    Aug 15, 2010

    The logistics director for the Deputy Commanding General, Advising and Training officially handed over the Electrical Mechanical Engineering school responsibilities to the Iraqi Security Forces at Taji, Aug. 4.

  • New training center to lead counter-explosives education

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraq Ministry of Interior's Counter Explosives Directorate unveiled its new training center under construction at Salman Pak, Aug. 8, during a presentation at the MoI's Officers Club.

  • Iraqi, NATO, U.S. military leaders discuss Iraqi military doctrine

    Aug 15, 2010

    Iraqi, United States Forces - Iraq and NATO Training Mission - Iraq senior military leaders held their first Iraqi Military Doctrine Conference here Aug. 3.

  • Security Ministry and CoR Staffers learn procurement system

    Aug 15, 2010

    Council of Representatives budget and procurement staffers from the Ministry of Interior, Kurdish Ministry of Interior, and Kurdistan Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs gathered together for the first time at the MoI compound here Aug. 3.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • Army to separate Soldiers who don't extend to deploy

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Can commercial industry quench the Army's thirst for connectivity'

    Nov 23, 2009

    NEW YORK -- As troops continue to deploy to diverse theatres such as Afghanistan where existing communications infrastructure is limited, the Army's demand for connectivity continues to grow. Commercial companies can be a part of the solution.

  • US Army leaders meet with shaykhs in southern Iraq

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Lang, the Multi National Division - South deputy commanding general for support, visited local shaykhs at a private residence near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, for a key-leader engagement, to discuss how the drawdown of forces in Iraq will affect the shaykhs' area.

  • [Equal opportunity advisers host course to prevent discrimination]

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers worked with one another to better understand discrimination, in the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course Nov. 14 through Nov. 20 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Navajo tribesman speaks at luncheon honoring Native Americans

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad American Indian Heritage Luncheon was held at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 18 in recognition of Native American month. The luncheon featured a prayer in the Navajo language and focused on bringing fading traditions into the spotlight.

  • AAFES works to meet demands despite shipping delays

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Shipping and receiving goods to the Army and Air Force Exchange Services across Iraq has been increasingly difficult for several months, due to restrictions implemented by a status of forces agreement signed in January 2009, said an AAFES spokesman.

  • Soldiers deliver supplies, view new school building

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, visited Al Soonobar School at Jaber Mohamed Village, Iraq, Nov. 18 to deliver school supplies and stuffed animals to roughly 45 students.

  • Logistics Training and Advisory Teams meet at JBB

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For the first time since their units' arrival in Iraq, four sustainment brigades' Logistics Training and Advisory Team leaders met to discuss the Iraqi capacity to self-sustain and the teams' plans in the coming months.

  • Powder Puff football teams play under Friday night lights

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Football season is well underway and the cheers and roars on Friday and Saturday nights at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, belong to the women.

  • Native American Soldiers celebrate, share culture

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Service members at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, attended a National Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 14 at Memorial Hall to honor the tradition and culture of Native Americans.

  • Soldiers to get retroactive pay for Stop Loss

    Nov 20, 2009

    An estimated 120,000 Soldiers and veterans are now eligible for retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay.

  • Army career counselors hear about Institutional Adaptation

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 750 Army retention professionals were gathered in Orlando, Fla., this week for the annual Worldwide Retention Training Seminar.

  • Parkview High School students send care packages

    Nov 20, 2009

    These teenagers may be the business leaders of America's tomorrow, but today they are just high school students trying to show their support for American Soldiers. To show that support, the Parkview High School Future Business Leaders of America members collected more than 1,000 different items to send to deployed Soldiers. Items included snacks; hygiene products, like deodorants, toothpastes and wetwipes; magazines and drink mixes.

  • Three singers advance to final round of 'Rising Star'

    Nov 20, 2009

    Three finalists in the "Operation Rising Star" singing competition were announced Thursday after online votes were tabulated. The final show will air Saturday night on the Pentagon Channel.

  • Army Artist

    Nov 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Mark Bennett of the 54th Signal Battalion, 160th Brigade, who is the artist and mind behind the new military-themed Desert Voice comic strip 'O.N.E', freehand sketches the Third Army 'A' as other drawings and a copy of his new book 'Sunjata: Book 1, The Blood Wars' lie close at hand.

  • Awareness

    Nov 20, 2009

    A photo of Third Army Soldiers training in Kuwait.

  • Third Army Welcomes New Citizens

    Nov 20, 2009

    A slideshow of a naturalization ceremony at camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Swine Flu Shots

    Nov 20, 2009

    A photo of H1N1 vaccines with a cutline.

  • Camp Arifjan Poetry Night

    Nov 20, 2009

    Story on Poetry Night at Camp Arifjan. It takes place every Sunday night at the Zone 6 Starbucks from 1900-2100.

  • United Kingdom Forces Return to Umm Qasr

    Nov 20, 2009

    UK forces return to Umm Qasr after leaving for 4 months.

  • Hero who led last major U.S. bayonet charge dies

    Nov 19, 2009

    Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.

  • MASS CASUALTY TRAINING

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Sgt. Audie Murphy Club induction

    Nov 18, 2009

    An article about three Slodiers inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • C-27s to provide Afghanistan modern airlift capability

    Nov 18, 2009

    The first two of 20 planned C-27 aircraft became part of the Afghan National Army Air Corps with a ceremony Sunday at Kabul International Airport.

  • Soldiers play critical role at world's busiest military airfield

    Nov 18, 2009

    Located in Southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield is the busiest military airfield in the world. Supplies and equipment arrive daily to sustain the more than 20,000 servicemembers and civilians from 15 different nations.

  • Soldiers visit historical ruins of Ur

    Nov 18, 2009

    UR, Iraq - More than 230 Soldiers with the 121st Brigade Support Battalion visited the archaeological remains of Ur, Nov. 12, near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq.

  • Balad honors Veterans

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Throughout the United States' storied history, millions of citizens have risen to answer her call to duty in times of tranquility and turmoil, war and peace.

  • 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.

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