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  • 502nd Air Base Wing breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the turn of a shovel July 14, the 502nd Air Base Wing got a little closer to establishing itself on Fort Sam Houston, as Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick, 502nd ABW commander, was joined by various local and military officials in breaking ground for the wing's new headquarters.

  • Army North deploys to national WMD exercise (Photo release)

    Jul 18, 2010

    U.S. Army North Soldiers and Civilians arrive July 12 for the Vibrant Response 10.2 FTX. led by ARNORTH's JTF-51.

  • NORTHCOM, ARNORTH commanders visit Vibrant Response 10.2 FTX (Photo release)

    Jul 18, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, along with Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Brig. Gen. Clif Tooley, commander of Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations, answer questions during a press conference July 16 during the Vibrant Response 10.2 field training exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. Vibrant Response is a national emergency response exercise involving more than 3,500 personnel participating in a scenario in which a nuclear weapon detonates in a major U.S. city. The exercise is facilitated by U.S. Army North's Joint Task Force - 51, headquartered in San Antonio.

  • Army North prepares for nuclear disaster aftermath during Vibrant Response

    Jul 18, 2010

    Almost twenty-four hours after a notional nuclear blast exploded in Indianapolis, planes began arriving in the early morning hours to transport critical assets needed to support recovery efforts.

  • JTF-CS welcomes new commander

    Jul 18, 2010

    Air Force Brig. Gen. Jonathan Treacy assumed command of JTF-CS from Army Maj. Gen. Daniel "Chip" Long Jr. during a July 2 ceremony in Continental Park. Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, served as the ceremony's presiding official.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • AKO security changes block access for some; users urged to take action

    Jul 8, 2010

    A recent series of beind-the-scenes security changes at Army Knowledge Online has caused some users to no longer be able to access the web-based portal.

  • BRAC construction hitting targets as completed facilities begin receiving tenants

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Grass, sidewalks and landscaping have replaced dirt and construction equipment at several Base Realignment and Closure Act 2005 facilities and other military construction sites, as the number of completed projects on Fort Sam Houston continues to increase.

  • Fun, safety rolled into one event

    Jul 1, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston's Safety Office, together with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and Army Community Service presented a day of fun and safety awareness for Soldiers, Family members, employees and friends June 23.

  • All military medical training roads now start at METC

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The future of military medical training arrived at Fort Sam Houston in a big way June 30 with the opening of the sprawling Medical Education and Training Campus.

  • Soldiers strive to keep afloat during Army North water survival training

    Jun 22, 2010

    The techniques the Soldiers learned during the training are used as part of the Army's Water Survival Training Curriculum 21 - 21.

  • Family gives new meaning to service with graduation of 5th generation West Point officer

    Jun 21, 2010

    Service before self is expected of our Soldiers, but one family has taken it to new heights.

  • Future PAs lend a collective hand to build a home

    Jun 18, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Amidst the sounds of grinding power tools and pounding hammers, a group of future physician assistants opened their hearts June 5, giving time and sweat to help build a house for a low-income family. Working with Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc., approximately 30 members of the local Interservice Physician Assistant Student Society laced up work boots and donned hard hats at a south side San Antonio location.

  • 'This Is The Best Army That's Ever Existed'

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Pvt. Jake Betts had two things in mind when he joined the Army eight months ago - make his mother proud and start a career. Meeting a two-star general was not on the list.

  • BAMC summer program offers valuable experience for youth

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center Volunteer Services kicked off the annual youth volunteer summer program June 10, with an orientation for more than 55 volunteers.

  • Fort Sam celebrates Army's Birthday, Flag Day

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As the nation celebrated the 235th Army Birthday and Flag Day June 14 so did Soldiers and Family members of the Fort Sam Houston community. A celebration was held at the post flagpole to reflect on the Army's history and honor our nation's flag.

  • Rangers receive medals for combat valor

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Valor and sacrifice were recognized during a combat awards ceremony for members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment June 10.

  • Bogus tourniquets could endanger lives in combat situations

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Counterfeit models of the U.S. Army's Combat Application Tourniquet are available on the Internet and on the open market. Using the counterfeits can be lethal and the Army considered this enough of a problem to send out a priority message April 14 sounding the alert on these bogus devices.

  • Fort Sam Houston donates $200K+ to AER campaign

    May 24, 2010

    Soldiers and community members from Army North and Fort Sam Houston banded together to contribute more than $217,000 in donations to the Army Emergency Relief program through the 2010 Fort Sam Houston AER campaign. To celebrate their achievements, the campaign workers hosted a Hawaiian-style luau for AER representatives and contributing units May 17.

  • Letter from Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, III, Army North and Fort Sam Houston commander

    May 24, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis have a special place in the heart of San Antonio and our Department of Defense. Our place in history is as relevant and secure as the other fortress of strength with which we share this south Texas home - the Alamo.

  • 35th Beach to Bay relay marathon proves 'no sweat' for ARNORTH runners

    May 24, 2010

  • Strong Families = Strong ARNORTH command

    May 24, 2010

  • Houston students visit Fort Sam Houston

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Students from Varnett Elementary, East Campus, Houston, visited Fort Sam Houston May 14 as part of their spring trip to San Antonio.

  • U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) named senior command at Fort Sam Houston

    May 11, 2010

  • Army North community enjoys festive Fiesta

    May 11, 2010

  • Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept exercise readies responders

    May 11, 2010

  • Army North responds to support federal response to oil spill

    May 11, 2010

  • 463rd Engineer Detachment (Firefighters) conducts CCMRF collective training

    May 11, 2010

  • JTF-CS exercise elevates expertise

    May 11, 2010

    JTF-CS Public Affairs

  • Chaplains help SAVOAD prepare Civilian volunteers to respond to crisis

    May 10, 2010

  • U.S. FIRST Robotics Challenge

    May 10, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Harold Greene welcomed students from three high schools who participated in the U.S. FIRST Robotics Challenge.

  • Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, Biography

    May 8, 2010

  • Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, Biography

    May 8, 2010

  • Top enlisted Soldier applauds tested troops

    May 7, 2010

    The enlisted Soldier can be found pretty much anywhere in the world, representing a nation that is committed to protecting freedom and democracy.

  • Louisiana National Guard Soldiers critical to block oil slick

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, launched bridge erection boats and float ribbon bridge sets Thursday at Campo's Marina in St. Bernard, La., so commercial vessel can quickly load protective booms to place along the coastline.

  • Bluebonnet Babies, Family Advocacy Program hold successful baby shower

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the Army Community Service auditorium at Building 2797 looking more like a balloon-filled musical baby land, the second annual Operation Baby Shower April 30 was deemed a huge success by everyone who attended.

  • Riders brave winds to ride for safety

    May 4, 2010

    More than 700 Fort Bliss motorcycle riders took part in a installiation-sponsored safety ride around El Paso. The riders battled 40 mile-an-hour wind gusts to promote motorcycle safety.

  • Fort Bliss begins first EFMB test in more than 10 years

    May 4, 2010

    More than 65 Fort Bliss medical personnel are striving to earn an Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord left-behind equipment in good hands

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An operation of this scale has not been undertaken since the Vietnam War. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Logistics is responsible for successfully completing a historic year of repair and maintenance. Dealing with left-behind equipment from the deployment of three Stryker brigades, the 17th Fires Brigade and I Corps was a Herculean undertaking.

  • AFAP addresses Army families' needs, concerns

    Apr 29, 2010

    Army families that have issues have an avenue at hand for resolving them through the Army Family Action Plan program. The AFAP program was created in 1983 with the advent of the first AFAP Planning Conference.

  • Fort Sam remembers, commemorates Holocaust during Days of Remembrance ceremonies

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston Soldiers and civilians learned about the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance ceremonies held throughout the post.

  • Biometrics team demos force protection device for Colombia

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Culminating a four-month initiative March 25, a biometrics team from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade was in Colombia to demonstrate a device that could help the Colombian military improve force protection.

  • SOS Program holds Family Day for surviving Family members of fallen service members

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twelve Families of fallen service members gathered at the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center April 24 under a blue Texas sky to support each other and learn about outreach programs available to them. The Survivor Outreach Services Program has one sole purpose: to deliver on the Army's commitment to support the Families of fallen service members who died while on active duty.

  • 502nd Mission Support Group stands up

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One of the last pieces of the Joint Base San Antonio puzzle moved into place April 26 as the 502nd Mission Support Group officially stood up during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston's historic MacArthur Field.

  • Puerto Rico hosts first IRR muster outside CONUS

    Apr 28, 2010

    The muster for Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, was the first one to be held outside the continental United States.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Fiesta at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston hosted a Fiesta event April 18. Fiesta runs April 15-25 throughout San Antonio.

  • IMCOM breaks ground on new home at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military City USA gained a new neighbor April 19 as military and community leaders gathered at Fort Sam Houston for a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's new headquarters.

  • Photo Release- Partygoers celebrate Fiesta at ARNORTHAca,!a,,cs historic 'Quad'

    Apr 20, 2010

    Photo Release- Partygoers celebrate Fiesta at ARNORTHAca,!a,,cs historic 'Quad'

  • Army ethos can help business succeed

    Apr 20, 2010

    When the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader speaks, people listen. Such was the case when Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake spoke at the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • Briefing continues joint base public outreach program

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was a blending of military cultures, civilian style. The public-outreach campaign by the senior leaders of Joint Base Lewis-McChord continued last week with a briefing for the professional organizations supporting the Army and Air Force.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Repairs, Flies First F-Model Chinook

    Apr 9, 2010

    Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered its first CH-47F Chinook helicopter to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 6, marking a turning point in the service history of the helicopter at the depot.

  • Servicemembers, Vice President meet at Women's NCAA Championship

    Apr 9, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Vice President Joseph Biden meets military personnel from Fort Sam Houston at the Alamo Dome during the Women's NCAA Final Four basketball game April 6.

  • Fort Sam's Earth Day gives post chance to reuse, recycle

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- First celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was the largest grassroots movement in U.S. history with over 20 million Americans involved in environmental activities.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month kicks off

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A kick-off ceremony April 1 at Army Community Service focused on protecting children, as April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child.

  • ARNORTH, NORTHCOM members participate in national DSCA workshop

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Soldiers provided opportunity to excel, exhibit expertise

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Army Master Resilience Training course provides valued instruction

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Army is continuing to enhance its warfighters with something more powerful than new artillery weapon systems, night vision scopes and expensive gadgets.

  • Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, Commanding General, U.S. Army North

    Mar 29, 2010

    My vision is that U.S. Army North is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Center of Excellence for Civil Support and Domestic Operations and U.S. Northern CommandAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"GoToAca,!A? command to lead, coordinate and support DoD land domain operations in NORTHCOMAca,!a,,cs area of responsibility. There are five areas the command must be best at: Training, Theater Security Cooperation, Planning, Command and Control, and Synchronization and Integration. We operate in a complex environment and must aid others Aca,!" international, interagency, intergovernmental partners, our subordinate Joint Task Forces, and the Defense Coordinating Officers/Elements to accomplish their missions. Aca,!A"We are here to make others successful.Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, Commanding General, U.S. Army North. (Click on link to the left for Biography)

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 28, 2010

    - It's invisible to the enemy, can cover distances of up to 250 kilometers, can fly at altitudes of 20,000 feet for more than 10 hours, and can gather and transmit visual information in real time to ground force commanders. What is it' It's the Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • Army launches sexual assault prevention month with summit

    Mar 26, 2010

    The Army will sponsor its third Sexual Harassment / Sexual Assault Prevention Summit in Arlington, Va., from March 29 - April 1.

  • Soldiers from 94th Engineer Battalion aid Border Patrol in securing border

    Mar 26, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion break an old concrete slab during the construction of a new border road. The Soldiers also constructed three low-water crossings, improved drainage ditches, and installed guard rails, while executing a Border Patrol engineer support mission near the Laredo. Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., deployed to the United States - Mexico border in January to provide engineer support to the U.S. Border Patrol

  • DoD revises 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' for fairer handling of law

    Mar 25, 2010

    Pending a Congressional decision on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Secretary of Defense implemented changes to current regulations Thursday to ensure a "fairer and more appropriate" enforcement of the law.

  • April is Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Family Advocacy Program has planned a variety of activities in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

  • Soldiers honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Ceremony

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers of the 328th Human Resource Company and 363rd Quartermaster Battalion were honored during a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony March 20.

  • Teens provide fun, physical activities for preschoolers during spring break

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During spring break, preschoolers swarmed the Middle School and Teen Center racing around the gym, coloring in the craft room and hung out waiting for a treat from the kitchen. Teens from the Torch Club, Sports Club, the Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood clubs planned and implemented activities for the Child Development Center preschoolers March 16 and 18 as a way to accumulate community service hours.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Sikh Soldiers allowed to serve, retain their articles of faith

    Mar 25, 2010

    For the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Army is allowing a pair of Sikh Soldiers to keep their hair and beard intact and wear a turban.

  • New York Army National Guard Artillery Medics Practice for Mass Casualties

    Mar 22, 2010

    As the New York Army National Guard battalion's firing batteries conducted training and gunnery exercises on the M119A2 howitzer, the unit's medical section ran a simulation of an enemy artillery round impacting in the headquarters battery's operating area.

  • Electric vehicles help post go 'Army Green, Army Strong'

    Mar 19, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston acquired 20 low-speed electric utility vehicles in January - known as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - as part of a larger Department of Defense order for 4,000 electric cars and trucks tagged for worldwide usage.

  • Army Master of Social Work degree program open to enlisted Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 approved Feb. 26, the Army Medical Command's request to allow all active duty enlisted Soldiers to apply for the U.S. Army Master of Social Work program hosted by the Army Medical Department Center & School and affiliated with Fayetteville State University.

  • BAMC construction reaches next phase

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Base Realignment and Closure project to expand Brooke Army Medical Center is moving into an accelerated phase of construction with the completion of the structural steel frame of the hospital's seven-story addition.

  • AMEDDC&S hosts Cole science students

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cadavers and blood samples: not exactly a normal day for Robert G. Cole High School students. That was the idea as students from Cole's Anatomy and Biology classes spent a whole school day at the Army Medical Department Center & School touring and receiving hands-on instruction from the faculty.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • G-6 launches 'Apps for the Army' challenge

    Mar 1, 2010

    The Army announced its first internal applications-development challenge. The program, called "Apps for the Army," or A4A, gives Army personnel the opportunity to demonstrate their software- development skills.

  • I AM STRONG tour show held at Hacienda for Soldier warriors

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 300 Advanced Infantry Training and Initial Entry Training Soldiers from the 32nd Medical Brigade were treated to a night of rousing, dazzling entertainment with the I AM STRONG Tour Show at the Hacienda Recreation Center Feb. 20.

  • AMEDDC&S receives Award for Excellence

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center & School received a prestigious award from the Balanced Scorecard Institute Feb. 18 during its Leadership Call.

  • LTG Swan

    Feb 24, 2010

  • $1.9 billion in research to focus on protecting Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2010

    The Army's fiscal 2011 science and technology budget that recently went forward for approval tops out at $1.9 billion and includes funding for advanced medical and force protection research efforts.

  • Soldiers shine in Olympic two-man bobsleds at Whistler

    Feb 24, 2010

    Sgt. John Napier reacted like a 6-year-old boy on Christmas morning after he drove Team USA II to a 10th-place finish in the Olympic two-man bobsled event Feb. 20-21 at Whistler Sliding Centre.

  • ARNORTH DCG inducts new recruits during S.A. Stock Show and Rodeo

    Feb 24, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins (left), the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army North, rides out on horseback Feb. 12 to induct 40 new recruits into the U.S. Army during San Antonio's annual Stock Show and Rodeo at the AT&T Center.

  • ARNORTH tests homeland defense unit

    Feb 24, 2010

    LAS VEGAS - U.S. Army North's Team B, West Division, Civil Support Training Activity, evaluated the Soldiers and Airmen of the Nevada National Guard's 92nd Civil Support Team during a certification exercise Feb. 10 at the National Guard Readiness Center in Las Vegas.

  • Comrades of the Greatest Generation in Search of Storytellers

    Feb 24, 2010

    "You don't know what you have until it's gone." In comparing two American icons -- the American Legion and the Watervliet Arsenal -- this old adage may have new life while these two icons work hard to maintain theirs.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • Ban on USB devices in Army remains -- for now

    Feb 19, 2010

    The ban on using USB devices on military computers remains, for now, in the Army -- despite a partial lift of the original ban by U.S. Strategic Command.

  • Army raises more than $3.5 million for CFC

    Feb 18, 2010

    For the sixth year in a row, the Army in the nation's capital has contributed more than $3 million to the Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest annual workplace charity program.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Mobilize For Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2010

    BUFFALO--More than 300 family members, public officials, veterans and friends from the community turned out to the Connecticut Street Armory here for a send off ceremony for members of the New York Army National Guard's 152nd Engineer Support Company. Eighty members of the Buffalo-based unit are joining other troops from the communities of Horseheads and Walton to deploy to Afghanistan as part the 827th Engineer Company. This will be the second overseas deployment for about 25 percent of the unit. The unit is comprised of various tradesmen, college students, public and private employees from the region. The unit's primary mission for Operation Enduring Freedom will be to build roads in the rugged and undeveloped regions of Eastern Afghanistan. During his remarks, the unit commander, Capt. Jeffrey Miles praised his soldiers hard work in preparing the mission as well as their performance during past state emergencies in the region including the floods which struck Western New York last August.

  • MDW Command Sergeant Major Speaks with Cadets at Howard University

    Feb 18, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region / U.S. Army Military District of Washington, talked with ROTC Cadets from Howard University about the command as well as being a senior Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Civilians learn security, safety measures in preparation for deployment

    Feb 18, 2010

    The first iteration of a new course designed to better equip Department of Defense civilians for deployment wrapped up here Feb. 3.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Military Saves Week to culminate year-long campaign

    Feb 18, 2010

    Monday marks the start of the annual Military Saves Week, the culmination of a year-long Department of Defense financial readiness campaign.

  • Local Army Reserve Soldiers on American soil once again

    Feb 17, 2010

    Photo highlights for the 542nd Quartermaster Company's return from a year-long deployment in Iraq.

  • Sergeant leads U.S. team with 24th place in biathlon pursuit

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela was penalized for starting early and finished 24th in the Olympic men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit race Tuesday.

  • Troops in Haiti remember fallen

    Feb 17, 2010

    Exactly 30 days after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, U.S. servicemembers paused Friday to remember those who perished in the disaster.

  • Soldier finishes best in U.S. Olympic biathlon history

    Feb 16, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela had the best performance in U.S. Olympic biathlon history Sunday.

  • Resolute medic provides helping hand

    Feb 14, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Specialist Chad Parrish, a medic assigned to Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently had the opportunity to not only provide assistance to Haitian patients, but also meet a world-renown doctor.

  • Army to test racing skills in new computer game

    Feb 12, 2010

    Directing Ryan Newman's #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala to the front of a military convoy will be the challenge for players of "Army - Race for Strength," the new interactive, augmented-reality game debuting this week nationwide.

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