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  • '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.

  • Redstone Pays Tribute to 'Unique Citizen Soldier'

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. Once he made that call to volunteer, MooreAca,!a,,cs life has become a whirlwind of administrative paperwork, personal arrangements to make sure things are cared for at home and preparations to leave his job temporarily vacant.

  • Civilians Answering Deployment Call

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • Cooper Arrives at Garrison from Iraq

    Apr 23, 2008

    Remembering names hasnAca,!a,,ct been a problem for Command Sgt. Major Rickey Cooper during his 27 years in the Army. After all, name recall has always been a matter of looking at the name tag on a SoldierAca,!a,,cs uniform. But thatAca,!a,,cs changed for Cooper now that heAca,!a,,cs the new command sergeant major at the Garrison.

  • Master craftsman at work

    Apr 23, 2008

    Photos of engine rebuild being done at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait by a member of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Mortar platoon fires rounds

    Apr 22, 2008

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad fired mortar tubes April 11 to register their weapons at Joint Security Station Shawra Wa Um Jidir, in east Baghdad.

  • "...doing our part..."

    Apr 21, 2008

    Photo of work being done on a Stryker Combat Vehicle in Qatar.

  • From 'Lean' concept to reality - in 18 months

    Apr 21, 2008

    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (Apr. 17, 2008) Ac"a,! At a ceremony here today, the newest HMMWV maintenance facility in the Southwest Asia area of operations opened.

  • Team Reflection

    Apr 21, 2008

    Sgt. Kimberly Vock, 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade looks out at members of the battalion as they get ready to compete in the Kickball event of the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar Commander's Cup, Apr. 19, 2008. Representing the "Champion Brigade" and Army Materiel Command, the battalion's team fought hard, but wound up on the short end of a 1-0 battle against Area Support Group - Qatar. (U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant)

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

    Apr 18, 2008

    AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

  • 'Flame On!"

    Apr 15, 2008

    Brian Wells, a welder from Anniston Army Depot, Ala., cuts out fire extinguisher mounting plates. The plates will be installed on Army wreckers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Wells is deployed and assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • 2008 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 14, 2008

    Atlanta, Ga. - Gen. (Ret.) John Abizaid, former commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, commander of U.S. Army Central, engage in dialogue during the opening session of the Land Forces Symposium, Apr. 14, 2008. The theme of this yearAca,!a,,cs symposium (which delegates from 22 countries are participating in) is Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges. It emphasizes the importance of multinational cooperation in addressing issues both regionally and sub-regionally in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Visibility of excess components on APC just became easier with new program at Sierra Army Depot

    Apr 14, 2008

    Army Euipment Regeneration and Utilization Center (AERUC) Program kicks-off at Sierra Army Depot.

  • New Safety Stop Light

    Apr 14, 2008

    A new method to help prevent accidents or near misses in the workplace

  • Servicemembers in Iraq become U.S. citizens: 259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturali

    Apr 12, 2008

    Two-hundred fifty-nine U.S. servicembers serving in Iraq become the United States newest citizens April 12 during a naturalization ceremony in Baghdad.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Testify

    Apr 8, 2008

    The Commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq, General David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will testify on Capitol Hill this morning.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony held March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, is one that aims to showcase and improve military food service skills.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Veterans Salute

    Mar 13, 2008

    Hospitalized veterans in Atlanta are the center of attention during a visit by Soldiers from USARCENT. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • Motorcycle safety

    Mar 7, 2008

    Command team members lead the way at Fort Gordon to make motorcycle safety priority one by taking the required Department of Defense courses.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 4, 2008

    The 33rd Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, March 1 - 14 at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 160 military chefs competing in a variety of events, from Armed Forces chef of the Year to field cooking. For the first time, each branch of the Armed Forces is represented in competition. For information, visit www.lee.army.mil.

  • Soldiers Get 'Xtreme' Start to Army Career

    Mar 3, 2008

    Twenty future Soldiers entered the fighting cage at the Xtreme Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts Salute to Our Armed Forces Sunday, and raised their hands to support a different kind of fight.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Bastogne Cav Company "Rock" Solid

    Feb 27, 2008

    Story and photos of recent Operation with troops from 1st BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

  • Interview with Lt. Gen. Lovelace, USARCENT

    Feb 19, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores interviews Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, Commanding General of U.S. Army Central. Lt. Gen. Lovelace talks about how every ARCENT Soldier is a leader, the transformation of USARCENT into a warfighter capable command for full spectrum operations, and his top priorities for ARCENT.

  • MRAP Sealift Dec 2007

    Feb 14, 2008

    MRAP sealift begins DEC 2007.

  • Calling Home

    Feb 9, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus says hello to Spc. Lyshaniz Ince's mother, Lillian Lugo, while touring the new USO facility Thursday at Camp Anaconda, Balad. Ince was talking to her mother, a resident of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, when the general popped into the room and asked the Soldier if he could talk to her mother.

  • Hitting the Links.... Virtually

    Feb 9, 2008

    Sgt. Jonathan Wester stands by to assist Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander, with a round of Wii golf in the interactive video game room of the new USO center at Camp Anaconda, Balad.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Iraq Security Update

    Jan 30, 2008

    Local citizens are helping drive down violence in Iraq. Gail McCabe talked to Gen. David Petraeus and other commanders while walking the streets of Baghdad.

  • Lt. Gen. Lovelace Interview About USARCENT

    Jan 29, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lovelace talking to a military reporter about USARCENT's role, mission and his vision for the organization.

  • Dec. 19, 2007 - Speaking to 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George Casey, Jr. speaks breifly to a group of 3ID Soldiers during a pre-Christmas trip to Iraq.

  • Jan. 16, 2008 - Remarks at ILW Breakfast

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks at an ILW breakfast January 16th, 2008.

  • Nov. 6, 2007 - Remarks to Univ. Of Oklahoma Journalism Students

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to a group of journalism students at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Dec. 4, 2007 - Remarks at Brookings Institution

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr remarks to a Brookings Institution audience.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • Army Chief of Staff Salute to the Troops

    Jan 2, 2008

    Op-ed written by Gen Casey that appeared in the New York Daily News, Dec 31st, 2007.

  • Sling Bag offers convenience, portability

    Dec 20, 2007

    Finding a way for Soldiers to accomplish their missions more easily is what lies behind the design of many products created by the Individual Equipment Lab at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here.

  • First DoD organization to win Baldrige Award

    Dec 20, 2007

    ARDEC, located at Picatinny Arsenal, a 6,500-acre military installation located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, is the first Department of Defense organization to win the Baldrige Award, known globally for setting the standard in performance excellence. The award is managed by the Commerce DepartmentAca,!a,,cs National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with the private sector.

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