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  • U.S. Marines, Georgian troops ready for NATO's Resolute Support

    Feb 23, 2015

    The 43rd Georgian Infantry Battalion and U.S. Marines, in partnership with soldiers from Moldova, initiated their Mission Rehearsal Exercise, Feb. 2, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. The MRE is the final portion of a four month-long training evolution in which U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers integrate to support the NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

  • Combined Logistical Advise and Assist Team brings experience and maturity to mission in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2015

    Service members from the U.S. Army Reserves 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command based in Indianapolis combined forces with Soldiers from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to create a specialized logistics unit to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in support Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Not your average battleship

    Feb 19, 2015

    "It doesn't matter if you're [quick reaction force] downrange, the same goes for us. We need to make sure that our response time and familiarization of our weapons systems are on point for vessel defense," he added.

  • Emergency management plan put to test

    Feb 19, 2015

    "We practice this to see how we would interface between the various agencies and units. We do this to check our own procedures and battle drills are in place and functional," said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Samuel Thomas, safety officer for the 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group.

  • Back to school: Soldiers and Kuwaiti students celebrate liberation

    Feb 19, 2015

    Soldiers from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were invited to celebrate Liberation Day at the Kuwait University in Kuwait City, Feb. 11, and share in a social and cultural exchange during a ceremony to mark the occasion.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan plays key role in historic title transfer of equipment directly to Afghan National

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, completed the first phase of an historic mission to title transfer 155 MRAPs and 15 MRAP recovery vehicles to Afghan National Security Forces Feb. 14. Eleven vehicles with associated and basic issue items were signed for and prepared for ground movement. The equipment received Congressional approval for transfer as Excess Defense Articles that will enhance ANSF capabilities and readiness.

  • TAAC-E celebrates 3rd CR achievements, Rakkasans begin new chapter

    Feb 16, 2015

    Train, Advise, Assist Command - East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015.

  • US ambassador to Afghanistan visits TAAC-E

    Feb 12, 2015

    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Medical conference emphasizes prevention

    Feb 10, 2015

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait--Military medics have a reputation for being lifesavers on the battlefield, but their job doesn't end when the bullets stop flying. Medical care specialists gathered at the Area Support Group-Kuwait headquarters in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Feb. 6 for their quarterly Force Health Protection meeting.

  • TSC commander provides 'state of the command' to Soldiers

    Feb 3, 2015

    KUWAIT -- Soldiers from the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Operational Command Post recently had the opportunity to hear direct from their commander on the current status of their organization and the way forward for future operations.

  • Collaborative approach to safety

    Jan 30, 2015

    The monthly Task Force Wrangler Safety Council meeting, held Jan. 15 at Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan, provides a venue for unit representatives to report on safety programs, initiatives, training, successes and challenges. The forum facilitates cross-talk and mutual problem solving.

  • Security assistance enterprise delivers vehicles to Iraq

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has implemented and completed a case for delivery of 250 Mine Resistant Armor Protected vehicles to the Iraqi government.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

  • Afghan Border Police Zone 301 hosts women's police integration conference

    Jan 20, 2015

    Afghan Border Police Zone 301 hosted a women's conference Jan. 13, 2015, to discuss the integration of women into the Afghan National Police.

  • Responsibly retrograding radioactives

    Jan 19, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion - Afghanistan has assembled a team that incorporates expertise from the battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and beyond to take a prudent approach to retrograding equipment containing radioactive isotopes and trace amounts of radioactive material.

  • TAAC-E advisers emphasize Afghan police logistics in Nangarhar

    Jan 15, 2015

    Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East commander; Army Col. Gregory Stokes, the TAAC-E Police Advisory Team commander; and logistics and engineering advisers assigned to TAAC-E met at the RLC with Nangarhar Provincial Chief of Police Maj. Gen. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, the RLC commander, and other police leaders to discuss issues relevant to the facility Jan. 6, 2015.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • 1st TSC Soldiers maintain readiness using DRASH system

    Jan 8, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It was a clear crisp day as Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) came together for training on the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters from Dec. 8-12 at Wright Field here.

  • US Army Central's Soldier spotlight - Trainer of professionals speaks improvement and moving forward

    Jan 7, 2015

    First Sgt. Nathaniel A. Campbell is the senior enlisted adviser for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central Command. He is responsible for advising the commander and enhancing the force by ensuring readiness of all Soldiers assigned to ARCENT. Campbell, a Houston native, has been the first sergeant for about 10 months and believes Soldiers are his biggest priority in the upcoming year.

  • Setting a theater: establishing Transit Center MK

    Jan 5, 2015

    On the western shores of the Black Sea sits a bustling tourist resort, port complex, and one of Romania's largest and oldest cities, Constanta. Just 30 minutes inland, the tiny commune of Mihail Kog�lniceanu houses the Department of Defense's sole operational passenger transit center, Transit Center Mihail Kog�lniceanu.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Polish advisers ready for Resolute Support in Afghanistan

    Dec 27, 2014

    After several months of preparation at home in Poland, a group of Polish army soldiers assigned as advisers to Train, Advise, Assist Command - East arrived to Tactical Base Gamberi and Operational Base Fenty Dec. 19, 2014.

  • Army watercraft plus Army divers equals synergy

    Dec 24, 2014

  • 401st AFSB begins a new era at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Commanding general visits ASC units in Kuwait

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Army, USMC generals talk Afghanistan transition on expeditionary advisory trip

    Dec 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Lebedine, the Kabul-based Advise and Assist Cell Commander, and Canadian Army Lt. Col. Christopher Comeau, the AAC - Southeast Liaison Officer traveled to Forward Operating Base Thunder, headquarters of the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps in Paktya province, to talk about the transition of advising efforts in southeastern Afghanistan Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Awarding a 'Hero'

    Dec 19, 2014

    "Sometimes you find yourself in a situation bigger than yourself," said Lt. Gen. James Terry, commander of U.S. Army Central, during the award ceremony at Patton Hall, Dec. 19.

  • Colors casing closes chapter of 401st AFSB history

    Dec 17, 2014

    A significant chapter of 401st Army Field Support Brigade history closed Dec. 15 as it cased its colors in order to relocate the brigade headquarters to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Tikeila T. Chancey

    Dec 16, 2014

    The Soldier Spotlight allows the command to Enhance the Force by recognizing Soldiers and their achievements. This week, U.S. Army Central spotlights Sgt. 1st Class Tikeila T. Chancey, Public Affairs noncommissioned officer, USARCENT, for her most recent achievement of graduating from Drill Sergeant school.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Tire Repair Program saves money at Camp Arifjan

    Dec 15, 2014

  • Why I Serve: Signal Soldier continues legacy of service

    Dec 12, 2014

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- With a proud heritage of military service and the influence of growing up in a strong military community, it seemed inevitable Spc. Dana Spurgeon-Moore would serve her nation as a member of the military.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • 201st Corps mortar training builds competency, sustainability

    Dec 3, 2014

    Soldiers from the 201st Afghan National Army Corps conducted mortar training taught by the Warrior Training Alliance at Tactical Base Gamberi Dec. 3, 2014. Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley observed the training and discussed projected ammunition requirements and program sustainability with the 201st Corps Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Yar Mohammad.

  • Potential pollutants become useful energy

    Dec 2, 2014

    LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Qatar takes PT to a new level

    Dec 2, 2014

  • CENTCOM commander visits troops in Kuwait

    Dec 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commanding general of the U.S. Central Command, speaks with service members of the Combined Joint Task Force at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 27, 2014. He thanked troops for their sacrifices and service while answering questions regarding Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tracy Myers, U.S. Army Central)

  • Nangahar public affairs shura includes ANSF pillars and provincial government

    Nov 19, 2014

    Capt. Matthew Kukta of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Police Advisor Team hosted the first Nangahar province public affairs shura at Operation Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Nov. 12, 2014.

  • 3ID, 3CR form TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2014

    The recently formed Train, Advise, Assist Command - East assumed its new mission in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 4, 2014.

  • TAAC-E welcomes Polish OPCOM, TF White Eagle

    Nov 18, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The Polish Armed Forces Operational Commander Lt. Gen. Marek Tomaszycki and members of his staff visited Train, Advise Assist Command -- East at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • USARCENT is amped to teach conservation awareness

    Oct 29, 2014

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - "It's all about keeping Soldiers in the fight."

  • Cybersecurity is Everyone's Mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    Today's Army depends on cyberspace. In fact, every sector of our national economy, our government and society relies on access to a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Maintaining our freedom to operate in cyberspace and protecting critical information is the essence of cybersecurity.

  • Commanding General

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Terry

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard

    Oct 15, 2014

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Deployed advisors, trainers earn education honors

    May 12, 2011

    BAGHDAD - The United States Forces-Iraq Deputy Commanding General for Advising and Training recognized 17 members of the A&T team for their commitment to post-secondary education while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, during an awards ceremony at the Babylon Conference Center here May 4.

  • Country music's 'Big Dog' lights up the IZ

    Apr 30, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Country music star Toby Keith lit up the International Zone here during a brief stop on his United Service Organizations-sponsored "Locked And Loaded" tour.

  • Comprehensive fitness continues to challenge FOB Union III

    Apr 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - More than 100 Forward Operating Base Union III residents are participating in the United States Forces-Iraq Deputy Commanding General for Advising and Training and FOB Union III 10-week long weight loss challenge that began here March 13.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers learn how to operate, maintain M1A1 tanks

    Apr 14, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 9th Mechanized Division recently began learning how to operate and maintain the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank at Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.

  • Overcoming personal, professional challenges key to success in U.S. Army officer's most recent

    Apr 10, 2011

    BAGHDAD - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kevin J. Butler received a Joint Service Commendation Medal at Forward Operating Base Union III April 7, for accomplishments during his most recent deployment.

  • BCTC course plays key role in Iraqi Army's future

    Apr 2, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army continues to increase their defense capabilities, Iraqi soldiers are learning not only how to operate new equipment, but how to properly recover and maintain damaged equipment.

  • Comprehensive fitness challenges FOB Union III

    Mar 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - During a deployment a lot of service members often find themselves putting aside things like going to the gym, or making healthy food choices. Placing so much focus on mission accomplishment may cause them to feel they don't have the time or energy to work on personal improvement.

  • Personifying leadership competencies in day-to-day operations: A Texas Soldier shines brighter than

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - The bright beams of Iraqi sun cast shadows onto an alley just outside the 11-story Iraqi Ministry of Interior headquarters in central Baghdad. The shadows briefly provide shade for a group of Soldiers, weighed down by at least 60 pounds of Army-issued individual protective gear, as they move about in 110-degree-plus heat. The Soldiers form a Personal Security Detachment team working primarily with Master Sgt. Lourdes James, an advisor to Iraqi Police directorates. James travels frequently to the MoI Information Fusion Cell to meet with her Iraqi counterpart.

  • Iraqi Army officers build digital exercises, operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army officers are studying how to create interactive, digital worlds within software that United States Forces-Iraq instructors and advisors refer to as "the game."

  • Military calculation experts move base, mission forward

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - At a remote site in the Mesopotamian shrub desert an unassuming group of specially trained personnel plans, and moves, military forces and equipment in support of both Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Iraqi Army Commandos hone skills

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - As the Iraqi Army continues to train while fighting an insurgency, battle tested Soldiers are relocated away from the fight in order to perfect their skills and ensure success in battle.

  • Iraqi IED technicians expand knowledge in EOD procedures

    Jan 26, 2011

    In mid 2010, the Baghdad Hawk Counter Explosive Team uncovered an indirect fire launch site in Karada, a city neighborhood known for its ethnic diversity and consumerism, and where extremists had already launched two rockets targeting the International Zone.

  • Iraq Infantry School conducts mortar live-fire at BCTC

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraq Infantry School instructors led a two-day Basic 81mm Mortar Course live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Combat Training Center as part of the culminating exercise to a 21-day course in late November 2010.

  • Institute graduates model citizens, future of IP

    Jan 26, 2011

    The institute is a unique vocational school commissioned by Iraq's Ministry of Interior. Unlike standard high schools in Iraq where students can achieve a degree in three years, teens typically between 14 and 19 from throughout Iraq apply for the Police Commissioner Institute's accelerated two-year program, said Police Commissioner Institute Manager Maj. Gen. Abdul Khaliq Abdul-Hadi.

  • Cadre prepare to assume M1A1 program instruction

    Jan 26, 2011

    Iraqi Army M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course cadre are preparing to instruct and operate their own M1A1 program at the Besmaya Combat Training Center with assistance from United States Forces-Iraq.

  • School enhances Iraqi Armor officers communications capabilities

    Jan 26, 2011

    A wing within the Iraqi Armor School at Camp Taji is not training its officers how to shoot or move. Its focus instead is on teaching them how to communicate.

  • Iraqi Army Signal School provides tactical capability

    Jan 26, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army works to lessen its reliance on commercial radios and increase usage of tactical systems, the Iraqi Army Signal School at Camp Taji trains Soldiers to man those tactical radios in its 90-day Basic Communications Course.

  • Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Regiment proves capable

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Riggers, chaplain ready for 'The Big Drop' in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    The unit ministry team and riggers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up to prepare for 101 air drops slated to take place next week. The "Big Drop" will bring 101 bundles of care packages and other supplies to service members in two dozen remote Forward Operating Bases across Regional Command-East.

  • First steps in a new direction: pre-k begins

    Aug 27, 2010

    Monday was a day of firsts for children and teachers alike on Fort McPherson, as the 2010 Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class kicked off its new school year. The school year will be based on formulas that have proven successful over the years in transforming children into outstanding citizens, said Victoria Barrera, pre-k teacher.

  • HHC 'Bombers' beat 'Team Falcon' in 1st AAB end-of-season tournament

    Aug 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD -On a blistering hot Iraq day, most Soldiers would find some excuse to remain indoors, citing the risk of heat exhaustion. But for two softball teams in the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the heat of the desert couldn't compare to the rivalry between them. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st AAB 'Bombers' beat the 1/3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion 'Team Falcon' by one run in the last inning of the game.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command Forward (Forward), Week in Review,

    Aug 26, 2010

    A compendium of images and captions highlighting the activites at the forward locations of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the week of August 16-22, 2010.

  • Iraqi Police graduate first Counter Explosive Team Course in Anbar

    Aug 26, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq-Twenty eight Iraqi police officers became certified technicians specially trained to handle what has traditionally been one of the most hazardous weapon in Iraq - roadside bombs - after completing Anbar's first 12-week Counter Explosive Team course at the Ramadi Training Center, Aug. 21.

  • 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.