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  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Indiana's 1-293rd Infantry

    Sep 25, 2008

    Article about the Secretary's visit with a Indiana National Guard unit assigned to the 3rd ESC from Fort Knox.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Secretary Geren visits 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq

    Sep 23, 2008

    Secretary Geren visits 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Lawyer ensures justice for clients, IDs weakness in self

    Sep 19, 2008

    A Q&A session with new Fort McPherson JAG Lt. Col. Meg Foreman.

  • Army preps families for emergencies

    Sep 19, 2008

    Ready Army is a new, Army-wide campaign developed by HQDAAca,!a,,cs Installation Preparedness Branch, Army Emergency Management Program. The campaign was launched Sept. 1 to coincide with the fifth annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • 3rd ESC Sustainment photos from Iraq

    Sep 19, 2008

  • Wounded warrior shares trauma, gets specialized care (Fort McPherson)

    Sep 16, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Raymond D. Long recalls the help and support he received while undergoing treatment at the Shepherd Center for a traumatic brain injury he had sustained in Iraq. Long is currently assigned with the Warrior Transistion Unit at Fort

  • Covenant signing signifies recommitment for Fort McPherson

    Sep 16, 2008

    Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the State Capitol to witness the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant signing ceremony Aca,!" a public recommitment between the community and the Armed Forces in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The covenant is designed to develop and foster effective partnerships through improved quality of life for servicemembers and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine)

    Sep 16, 2008

    The 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine,) U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, is a self-contained and deployable veterinary animal treatment facility. It is one of only three mobile veterinary clinics in the U.S. Army regularly conducting field exercises.

  • Sentinel

    Sep 15, 2008

    Fort McPherson web site showing coverage and information about the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol Sept. 9, 2008. The Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to develop and foster effective state and community partnerships with the Armed Forces in improving the quality of life for Service Members and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • Mom, widow finds strength in supporting others

    Sep 15, 2008

    Shelly Hall, widow or Army aviator Kelly Hall, who died in a training accident, was one of the keynote speakers at the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol Sept. 9, 2008. The Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to develop and foster effective state and community partnerships with the Armed Forces in improving the quality of life for Service Members and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 8 - 14, 2008

    Sep 14, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Defense Language Institute 67th Anniversary Ball

    Sep 11, 2008

    Announcement for DLIFLC Anniversary celebration in Monterey Calif.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 1 - 7, 2008

    Sep 7, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Out of storage in Qatar, into the fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! Operational and environmental conditions in Afghanistan place heavy loads on not just Soldiers, but also the combat and tactical vehicles used to transport people and equipment around the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations.

  • 'Currahee' BLST makes a difference at FOB Sharana

    Sep 5, 2008

    An article describing a Brigade Logistic Support Team's operation at a remote Forward Operating Base, as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Currahee BLST supports Task Force Currahee of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from FOB Sharana and FOB Salerno.

  • Rocking the vote

    Sep 3, 2008

    A voter's assistance event being conducted in Kuwait, part of Armed Forces Voting Week activities.

  • Army Materiel command "Eastern Expansion" underway at Bagram Airfield

    Sep 2, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Growing families have a tendency to spread out Aca,!" the Army Materiel Command family here is no exception. As support requirements have matured, necessary logistics operations, from robotics to the Project Manager-Soldier Rapid Fielding Initiative to a host of other AMC equipment maintenance and repair facilities have been established wherever suitable space could be found across the bustling Bagram Airfield landscape.

  • Deployed civilians aid Soldiers in global war on terror

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Lost in the mass of Army Combat Uniform-clothed Soldiers downrange, one can also find Department of Defense (DoD) civilians deployed right alongside those Soldiers.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 25 - Aug. 31, 2008

    Sep 2, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17

    Aug 25, 2008

    Fort Benning Aca,!" The Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center will host the 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. The theme for this yearsAca,!a,,c conference is: "The Infantry: Heart of the Army in the Contemporary Operational Environment." The conference assembles Army leaders with recent experience in combat, training for combat, and with Army transformation and modularity. The aim of the conference is to identify the methods that are working well in preparation and in execution of the Global War On Terrorism and to see how future systems will benefit Soldiers.

  • Camp Victory paratroopers celebrate airborne history, XVIII Airborne Corps' birthday

    Aug 24, 2008

    A two-fold ceremony took place at the Al Faw Palace here Aug. 22, one which celebrated a historic birthday as well as honored all airborne-qualified servicemembers from past and present.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 18 - 24, 2008

    Aug 24, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Getting AMPed up!

    Aug 24, 2008

    Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Satan's Chariot

    Aug 24, 2008

    Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Aug. 16, 2008. During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot).

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008.

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Let's go!'

    Aug 24, 2008

    A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compacter to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008.

  • 'Cry havoc! ... and let slip the dogs of war."

    Aug 24, 2008

    Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight .

  • AMC Soldiers, civilians learn combat medical skills

    Aug 22, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre under fire, what are you going to do'Aca,!A? This is the question assistant training facilitator, Sgt. Cheryl Lewandowski shouted in the ear of Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton as he faced a deployed personAca,!a,,cs worst nightmare Aca,!" a battlefield casualty with multiple life-threatening injuries.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, August 11 - 17, 2008

    Aug 17, 2008

    A weekly compilation of photos showing living, working and operational conditions for the Army's Field Support Brigade based in Kuwait, with subordinate elements in Afghanistan and Qatar.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, August 4 - 10, 2008

    Aug 11, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State.

    Aug 7, 2008

    Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State. Only a few USACAPOC(A) Soldiers have ever won the award which is given for extraordinary accomplishments in Iraq. Awarded for conducting Civil Affairs actions in Samara and Tikrit and working with the Department of State and the US Army.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES SILVER FOR OVERALL BEST COUNTRY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES BRONZE IN ACCURACY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team continues to battle for placement in the Women's division at the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 21 Aca,!" 27, 2008

    Jul 30, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Top medical officer in Iraq garners first star

    Jul 29, 2008

    It wasnAca,!a,,ct until his high school years in Honolulu that Joseph Caravalho Jr. realized he wanted to be a physician. Fast forward more than thirty years and that same man is the top medical officer in Iraq; one with a new star on his chest, as Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. was promoted July 28 to his current rank here, with his family witnessing via video teleconference.

  • The dirt behind Iraq's dust storms

    Jul 27, 2008

    It gets in the hair, eyes and even the lungs. It piles up quickly on everything in sight, and it can even have an effect on day-to-day operations. The Aca,!Eoeit,Aca,!a,,c is dust, and Iraq is its breeding ground. When conditions are right, or wrong, that dust can become the monster that is known as the dust storm.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • Champion Brigade, week in photos, July 14-20,2008

    Jul 20, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • Vice Chief takes final flight

    Jul 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody completed his final flight as an active-duty aviator at Fort Rucker July 11.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes Barclay

    Jul 15, 2008

    Brig. Gen. James O. Barclay III assumed command of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker on July 11.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 7 Aca,!" 13, 2008

    Jul 13, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan Speaks

    Jul 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe speaks with the Afghan National Army's Chief of General Staff.

  • Mississippi based aviation unit cases colors, Connecticut team steps into theater role

    Jul 9, 2008

    ConnecticutAca,!a,,cs loss is a gain for Mississippi and Illinois. The National Guard Soldiers of Task Force AVCRAD who served under the colors of the 1108th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot are on their way home, and the Groton, Connecticut-based 1109th AVCRAD has taken up the mission of executing the Theater Aviation Maintenance Program, supporting both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • U.S. Army Central Names Most Outstanding Warriors of 2008

    Jul 8, 2008

    It takes a special breed to be a warrior in U.S. Army Central. It takes a person who is always ready at a momentAca,!a,,cs notice to do whatever is required to accomplish the various and challenging missions necessary to keep the nation safe in a tumultuous 21st century world. To be the best of this highly distinguished unit is an honor that Staff Sgt. James Garlitz, a finance noncommissioned officer with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), and Spc. Justin Nelson, an intelligence analyst with Special Troops Battalion, USARCENT, can claim.

  • Employee Awarded for Exceptional Service, Saving Government Billions of Dollars

    Jul 8, 2008

    Audrey Moss, Senior Stock Fund Budget Analyst at U.S. Army Central was awarded the CommanderAca,!a,,cs Award for Civilian Service, June 18, for her exceptional service and the amount of money she has saved the government.

  • Battle Staff Course Helps Non-commissioned Officers Adjust to Needs of Today's Army

    Jul 8, 2008

    Thirteen seasoned non-commissioned officers graduated from the first video teleconferenced Battle Staff Course at Ft. McPherson, June 27.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" Week in Photos, June 30 Aca,!" Jul 6, 2008

    Jul 6, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Redstone Arsenal citizen Soldier reenlists in Kuwait

    Jul 5, 2008

    The time was right, and so was the place. Sgt. Robert Ritchie was due to reenlist, and when he heard there was going to be a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Independence Day, he decided it was time to raise his right hand one more time.

  • Husband and wife reenlist during mass reenlistment

    Jul 4, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Stability and benefits are two of the many reasons Soldiers serving in Iraq elected to stay in the Army July 4, during the largest reenlistment ceremony of deployed Soldiers the Iraq theater has seen at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory.

  • Free bird

    Jul 4, 2008

    As the sun rises, July 4, 2008, a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter provides aerial coverage of the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, "Peachtree" 10K Run/Walk. More than 1,100 runners from the Camp Arifjan community took part in the 5 a.m. race, which is one of several satellite races of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution event conducted by the Atlanta Track Club. Nearly 2,000 servicemembers were expected to participate in the races at various camps in the Middle East.

  • It's official: 4-2 Inf. Div. is home

    Jul 3, 2008

    The Stryker Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, marked their official redeployment from Operation Iraqi Freedom with a ceremony on Watkins Field. The I Corps commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Washington 6th District congressman Norm Dicks and a host of local political and military leaders congratulated the brigade for the successes of its deployment that spanned the period from April 2007 to June 2008. The ceremony formalized hundreds of private reunions Soldiers and their families celebrated as flights returned throughout the past month from Southwest Asia.

  • 402nd AFSB commander's conference builds competence, camaraderie

    Jul 3, 2008

    Communication is the key when it comes to running a highly efficient unit, especially when that unit is spread out over thousands of square miles. Despite the logistical challenges faced on the battlefield, more than 40 key leaders from locations throughout the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade area of operations gathered June 5 Aca,!" 6 for a face-to-face commanderAca,!a,,cs conference hosted by Brigade Commander Col. Robert P. Sullivan.

  • Qatar-based 'Readiness Battalion' changes hands

    Jul 2, 2008

    Camp As Sayliyah, QATAR Ac"a,! Aca,!A"Readiness Six, signing off the net Aca,!" Army Strong,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Maxine C. Girard.With those words she bade farewell to the Soldiers, Army civilians, contractors and other guests who gathered here to watch as she relinquished command of the unit she had led since July 13, 2006.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Week in Photos, June 23 - 29, 2008

    Jul 1, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Early fireworks

    Jul 1, 2008

    Senaka Sriweera, an ITT Corp. employee from Sri Lanka, creates a display of sparks as he grinds away rough metal from the body of Caterpillar 621B Scraper, June 29, at the 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Auto Body Repair Facility at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • 'Rough edges'

    Jun 25, 2008

    James Brewer, a mechanic from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas, grinds seal residue from 6.5 liter Humvee engine oil pans during the rebuild process at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Forward Repair Activity, June 23, 2008.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 16 Aca,!" 22, 2008

    Jun 22, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar

  • Seeing the way home

    Jun 22, 2008

    As the Sun sets at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Staff Sgt. Steven Trahan (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Brian May, 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, supervise the offload of a FLU 419 Small Emplacement Excavator, June 20, 2008. The SEE is being prepared for shipment home as the 769th ends its service with the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • Army names Tobyhanna its top maintenance depot

    Jun 20, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has won the 2008 Army Chief of Staff Maintenance Excellence Award for Depot Maintenance.

  • TIGER team reaches milestone, motors on

    Jun 20, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! A small team of technicians working in a non-descript warehouse-like building here recently completed its 200th M1 Abrams tank engine Aca,!A"revitalization,Aca,!A? in Kuwait, saving millions of dollars through cost avoidance, while getting these 1500 horsepower turbine power plants back into tanks and back in the fight.

  • MPs receive awards from Cody

    Jun 20, 2008

    The Army Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Richard A. Cody, saved one of his favorite things until the end of the first day of his visit to Fort Lewis June 11. Cody, who has announced his retirement, came to the installation to give the keynote remarks at the Army birthday ball the following evening. The vice chief talked to many I Corps Soldiers last week, often interrupting his itinerary to chat with an individual or group. He told the assembled members of the 571st Military Police Company, that he relished the opportunity to present awards to 10 of its Soldiers, among his last official tasks before leaving the Army.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • 'View from the top'

    Jun 19, 2008

    Heavy mobile equipment mechanic Carl Bess troubleshoots the driver's seat hydraulic assist mechanism for an M1117 Guardian, Armored Security Vehicle, June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's ASV Repair Facility, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Depot only organization 'Resetting' TRC-190 high frequency radios

    Jun 18, 2008

    The depot is the first and only agency operating a Reset program for the AN/TRC-190 High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio system.

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • 'Champion Brigade' welcomes new commander, caps week of changes

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 11, 2008) Ac"a,! A week of changes at the top ended here today with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade change of command as Col. Jon K. Buonerba accepted the brigade colors from Brig. Gen. James C. McConville, Deputy Commanding General for Support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Army Sustainment Command battalion in Afghanistan gets new commander

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 10, 2008) Ac"a,! Leadership of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command battalion charged with supporting combined joint task force operations in the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations passed from one experienced leader, trainer and maintainer to another in a ceremony here today.

  • New CSM puts 'boots on the ground' in Southwest Asia

    Jun 15, 2008

    An experienced leader, trainer and maintainer assumed responsibilities as the senior non-commissioned officer of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in a June 7 ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, June 9-15

    Jun 15, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar

  • Running Army Strong on the 233rd Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait celebrates the 233rd Birthday of the U.S. Army by putting 'shoes on the track.'

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • Families celebrate Army Birthday at Fort McPherson festival

    Jun 12, 2008

    Fort McPherson's Army Birthday Festival celebrated 233 years on Tuesday, June 10, at Hedekin Field.

  • 'Rendezvous'

    Jun 12, 2008

    101st Airborne Division bandmember sing the division's theme song 'Rendezvous with Destiny' at an Army Field Support Brigade change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • 'Teamwork'

    Jun 9, 2008

    In 110 degree temperatures, Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and ITT, Inc., workers team up to load a 'Kalmar' RT-240, Rough Terrain Container Handler for transport to Iraq, June 8, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 2 Aca,!" 8, 2008

    Jun 8, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the U.S. Army's 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command accepts first unit, 408th CSB changes hands

    Jun 6, 2008

    Kuwait - A packed house here witnessed the first contracting support brigade change of command since the recent activation of the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

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