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  • 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.


    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.


    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.

  • Kuwait team readies Strykers for home, reset

    Jun 6, 2008

    While bands play, flags wave and families rejoice at the return of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to Fort Lewis, Wash., the operation to return home their battle-weary Stryker Combat Vehicles goes on here in Southwest Asia.

  • 'Navy gray - desert brown'

    Jun 4, 2008

    A U.S. Navy, MH-60S Night Hawk helicopter awaits the return of its medical crew following delivery of a patient from Camp Buehring, Kuwait to the U.S. Military Hospital at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

  • 'Container handling capability - Northbound'

    Jun 3, 2008

    A new RT-240 'Kalmar' Rough Terrain Container Handler, bound for use in Operation Iraqi Freedom, sits in position on an M1000 Heavy Equipment Transport Semitrailer, Monday, June 3, 2008 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Repair teams ready thousands of SINCGARS radios for deployment

    Jun 2, 2008

    Technicians here have repaired nearly 10,000 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems in support of the Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Teams (CEER-T) program.

  • New mortar counterfire radar test system online

    Jun 2, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna Army Depot has established a new radar test capability that will improve readiness and save the Army materiel and money. On May 7, the ribbon was cut to officially open the Mechanical Live Fire Test Simulator. The $2.5 million simulator tests the AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar system, which is used to back plot the location of enemy mortars and other indirect weapons.

  • 10th Mountain Takes Over Iraq's MND-Central

    Jun 2, 2008

    A bright red, white and blue flag with the words Aca,!A"Climb to GloryAca,!A? now flies above Multi- National Division - Center headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of authority from the 3rd Infantry Division to the 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, May 26 Aca,!" June 1, 2008

    Jun 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.

  • 'Under the lights'

    May 31, 2008

    Contract workers with General Dynamics Land Systems work under the lights to remove slat armor from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Combat Vehicles, Friday, May 30, 2008 at a 401st Army Field Support Brigade work area at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. More than 280 4th Brigade SCVs are being 'deslatted' in preparation for retrograde to the U.S. after 15 months of combat duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 10th Mountain Division Fallen Warriors - In Memoriam

    May 30, 2008

    A list of those 10th Mountain Division Soldiers lost in service to the nation.

  • 100th AGT 1500 engine delivered to Egyptians

    May 30, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A partnership between the depot and defense contractor Honeywell turned out its 100th product delivery on May 21 during a celebration of the AGT 1500 engines being built for the Egyptian government.

  • Logistic leaders visit Southwest Asia

    May 29, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Several of the Army's senior logisticians completed a Southwest Asia-wide visit to interact with Army Materiel Command Soldiers, civilians and supporting contractors, as well as supported warfighting units, May 28.

  • Alabama Bound

    May 29, 2008

    Workers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, clean an M109A6 'Paladin' 155mm self-propelled howitzer, May 28, 2008. Just returning from extended combat duty in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, the system is being prepared for retrograde by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade and will be "reset" at Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Ala.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Simulators Help Aviators Maintain Proficiency

    May 27, 2008

    Aviation units use simulators during mobilization training at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Memorial Day Flag Raising at Camp Arifjan

    May 26, 2008

    As the sun rises over protective concrete barriers, Sgt. Randall Etter (left) and Pfc. Ken Gearhart, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Ohio National Guard) lower the flag of the United States to half staff, Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Zone Six Headquarters, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant. In accordance with Army Regulation 600-25, on Memorial Day the flag is to be flown at half staff from reveille until noon, when it will be hoisted to the top of the staff and remain there until retreat.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade - week in pictures, May 19-25, 2008

    May 25, 2008

    A compilation of "Champion Brigade" photos of the day, May 19-25, 2008, from Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • 401st AFSB plants colors at new home

    May 23, 2008

    At a Mar. 29 ceremony, featuring pastries A-a,!'own in from Wisconsin, and attended by the whole 401st Army Field Support Brigade (Forward) family, including several subordinate and supporting agencies, the ribbon was cut, officially opening the new brigade headquarters. At the very same ceremony, the brigade broke ground for a future expansion to the headquarters that will enhance support capabilities in Afghanistan.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Hundreds at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy celebrate collegiate degrees in baccalaureate ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    More than 300 Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students, along with more than 30 faculty, staff and spouses, celebrated their collegiate accomplishments during a baccalaureate ceremony held for them in Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy May 19, 2008. The Class 58 students will graduate from the academy May 22.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade - week in pictures May 12-18, 2008

    May 18, 2008

    A compilation of "Champion Brigade Photos of the Day" for the week ending May 18, 2008.

  • USASMA Class 58 pays tribute to fallen comrade, colleague at ADA NCO academy

    May 15, 2008

    Senior noncommissioned officers attending the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy unveiled a plaque they dedicated to the Air Defense Artillery Center Noncommissioned Officer Academy May 8 to honor Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, a native of Alexandria, Va., Sergeants Major Course Class 53 graduate, and former commandant at the NCO academy. Blankenbecler, command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct 1, 2003, after being hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades in Samarra, Iraq.

  • 'Fly-away' team completes MRAP work

    May 15, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (May 14, 2008) Ac"a,! The mission here to receive, prepare and ship Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles built in South Africa for Operation Enduring Freedom is nearly complete.

  • Synchronicity

    May 15, 2008

    Using rough terrain cargo handlers, workers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, tug the cover of a nearly complete maintenance shelter into place at the Marine Corps Logistics Command (Forward) Motor Park, Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

  • 'As the light fades'

    May 14, 2008

    As the light fades, Friday, May 9, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles awaiting issue, by 401st Army Field Support Brigade, to Warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom are silhouetted against the distant Hindu Kush mountain range.

  • Paving by dawn's early light

    May 13, 2008

    Equipment Operator 2nd Class Jonathan Fulton, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, eyes the center line as he operates a paver on South Carolina Road near Army Materiel Command housing at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, May 13.

  • Sergeants Major students celebrate Asian/Pacific heritage

    May 12, 2008

    Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students celebrated Asian/Pacific Heritage Month May 9, 2008, with a Polynesian dance troupe, music and a rousing speech by USAREUR and Seventh Army command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • 'Guilty!' Students learn about legal system

    May 8, 2008

    Fort Rucker Elementary School students participated in a mock trial sponsored by the post Staff Judge Advocate's office May 5.

  • AMC Band Soldier Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

    May 5, 2008

    A recent finalist of the 2007 Geico Military Service Award, Spohn serves as clarinet player and Chief, Safety Branch for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band. The award spotlights the contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

  • Hold'em fans cash in for AER

    May 2, 2008

    A field of 162 Texas Hold'em fans showed up at Fort Rucker's Aviators' Landing April 26 to play in the 11-hour Army Emergency Relief benefit tournament that netted the charity $6,300.

  • Officials unveil new UAS center

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker officials unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at the post's Air Maneuver Battle Lab.

  • Fort Rucker observes 25th Anniversary of Army Aviation Branch

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch.

  • Stryker battle damage repair facility on task, Soldier focused

    May 1, 2008

    CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar - Posters showing a battle-weary combat Soldier adorn the walls of the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility here. Aca,!A"Remember Ac"a,! everything we do affects this man. He and his buddies will be the first to pay for our mistakes,Aca,!A? the posters warn.

  • Sunset on the ready line

    Apr 28, 2008

    Fire Support Team Vehicles are staged on the ready line in the 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade area at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 27.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.


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