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  • 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.

  • 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.


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    Aug 16, 2010

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  • 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 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.