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  • President of Poland visits USASOC

    Sep 24, 2014

    The Polish Head of State, President Bronislaw Komorowski, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Piotr Patalong, the commanding general for Polish Special Operations Forces and other Polish representatives visited the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Headquarters Sept. 23.

  • Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlights intelligence on-the-move, technology demonstrations

    Aug 8, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's participation in Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlighted increased on-the-move intelligence capabilities using the Tactical Intelligence Ground Station, an element of the Distributed Common Ground System -- Army, or DCGS-A.

  • Preventing the sexual predator

    Aug 8, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 8, 2014) - When the U.S. Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program started in 2008, the focus was on building confidence throughout the service community to report sexual harassment and assault.

  • Special Forces - A Smaller Footprint

    Jun 18, 2014

    Experts at a conference on special operations forces in Tampa make the case for special forces operators, globally networked across nations as a cost-effective solution to threats, like terrorism, extremism and hostile neighbors. Features soundbites from Vice-Admiral Sean Pybus, Commander, NATO Special Forces Headquarters and Stu Bradin, CEO Global SOF Foundation and footage from a multi-national live exercise in Tampa, Florida. Also available in high definition.

  • Roping Exercise

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to 10th Special Forces fast rope from CV-22 B Osprey tilt rotor helicopter, at Baumholder Airfield, 24 April 2014. Also available in high definition. (U.S.Army video by Visual Information Specialist Erich Backes/ Released)

  • Free Fall

    Apr 7, 2014

    In training or in real-world operations, members of the Special Forces community consistently perform at the highest levels when called upon. Free fall team leader, Captain David expresses how he remains balanced and driven to be an effective leader. Captain David's team performs high altitude high opening jumps to join their Republic of Korea Special Forces counterparts on the ground. Suggested lead: Special forces personnel are conducting free fall training Operations during this year's key resolve/foal eagle exercise. SSgt Jael Laborn introduces us to one of the members Participating in the events. Suggested tag: This covert insertion method provides minimal risk to both the Aircraft and the jumpers

  • 160th SOAR CW5s, of Black Hawk Down legacy, retire

    Mar 28, 2014

    As the A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment hangar began to fill with people March 21, it was clear this wasn't just another retirement ceremony.

  • USASOC Soldiers take part in Military Appreciation Day

    Mar 19, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 19, 2014) - Military displays are always popular when the public gets a chance to see and touch the equipment Soldiers are trained with. Parents bring their children to the display for a type of show and tell, but it is the uninitiated youngsters who ask the questions most adults don't think of to ask.

  • Soldiers use Strong Bonds to strengthen marriage

    Mar 11, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 10, 2014)-- Marriage takes patience, time, effort and these attributes don't always receive appropriate attention when the mission comes first.

  • 75th Ranger Regt. Public Affairs NCOIC graduates Ranger School

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Ranger tab pinned on Dutch NCO

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Ranger earns Silver Star

    Mar 11, 2014

  • President recognizes Preman for volunteer work

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 6, 2014) - All around the country, dedicated people have come together to give their time and service to their country and their communities in order to make both a better place.

  • USASOAC taking steps to solve the Army's corrosion problem

    Mar 4, 2014

    The United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command held a corrosion symposium at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne);'s compound in hopes of solving a problem that plagues every unit in the Army; corrosion.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Special Operations Aviation Soldier dies in helicopter training accident

    Mar 4, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (USASOC News Service, Jan. 17, 2014) -- An Army Special Operations aviation Soldier died in a helicopter accident Jan. 16, 2014, near Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.

  • Soldiers exercise team building in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 17, 2011

    Soldiers from the 526th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineers Battalion, participated in the Warrior Adventure Quest program at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and Campground, March 10.

  • District Governor gives guidance on security to Kandahar villagers

    Mar 11, 2011

    Panjwai district Governor Haji Faizluddin Agha visited a village in his district to speak to local elders Mar. 6, 2011, in Kandahar province's Panjwai district. Agha, a new governor in Panjwai, emphasized the importance of involving village leaders in helping secure the district for a better future.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • 1st SFG(A) Unit Ministry Team Organizes White Water Rafting Trip

    Aug 18, 2009

    About 20 single Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took a white-water rafting trip near White Salmon, Wash. Aug 5.

  • USASOC dining facility to represent at Army's 2009 Connelly Awards

    Aug 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Special Operation Command Dining Facility was recently chosen to represent the Installation Management Command-Southeast at the Department of the Army-level 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • 5th Special Forces Group welcomes new commander

    Aug 18, 2009

    The Soldiers of 5th Special Forces Group bade farewell to Col. Christopher Conner and welcomed home Col. Mark Mitchell during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14.

  • PRESS RELEASE: PSYOP Soldier dies after IED blast

    Aug 17, 2009

    A U.S. Army Psychological Operations Soldier was killed Aug. 16 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Herat Province, Afghanistan

  • Fort Bragg NCO earns spot on U.S. Archery team

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. 1st. Class David "Keith" Trail shot his way to finish 8th out of 385 compound bow archers at the 125th U.S. National Archery Tournament Aug. 3 to Friday at Joyce Park in Hamilton, Ohio. His 8th place finish secures a spot on the U.S. Archery Team (compound bow). He will represent the United States around the globe next year at World Cup tournaments. Trail finished 6th overall for Men's compound bow division in the National Archer's Association's rolling rankings.

  • USASMA unveils foyer dedicated to former student

    Aug 13, 2009

    The first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is recgonized at the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • Multinational sniper course teaches more than just cover and concealment

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - An out-of-place rock ... an olive drab rucksack not covered ... the subdued black muzzle of a Win Mag 300.

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is promoting strong military families by sponsoring several programs, national and local, to give servicemembers and DoD employees the tools to develop a strong marriage. Joe Walker, garrison family advocacy program manager, arranged for more than 20 military and civilian couples to participate in two separate programs, a Marital and Relationship Conference and "A Weekend to Remember," both at no charge and one with free day care. The weekend conferences were filled with classes, speakers and workshops designed to foster better communications between married and almost-married pairs. The benefit to the military is obvious, Walker said. "When you are talking about marriage counseling you are talking about prevention," he said. "Anything that you can do to ensure the safety and wholeness of a family helps ensure readiness for the mission and helps the families know that we are here for them, the greater military family."

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Leaders can lead the effort to reduce PT injuries

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Injuries: the modern military epidemic

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Opening of the Defense Acquisition University

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Soldiers can find a sympathetic ear online, through TRIAP

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldiers who need somebody to talk to, any time of the day or night, can turn to the TRICARE Assistance Program.

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • Rangers slug it out at boxing tournament

    Aug 6, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Spectators, including active-duty, retired Rangers and family members, filled Briant Wells Gym for the Ranger Rendezvous combatives and boxing tournament Wednesday. The tournament was one of many events that were part of Ranger Rendezvous, a three-day kickoff to the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command ceremony Thursday. Other events included softball, tug-of-war and football in addition to a mass tactical airborne operation.

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • Ordnance Museum begins move to Fort Lee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Post Combatives Tournament set for Saturday

    Jul 30, 2009

    It's a tough competition, said SFC Tohonn Nicholson, NCOIC at the Combatives School. "It's a big deal to win at this stage because then you go on to represent the best in the Army at the Army Combatives Championship," Nicholson said.

  • Active-duty Ranger, 63, honored for career spanning 45 years

    Jul 30, 2009

    At 63 years old, the commander of B Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Benning, Ga., has a career spanning 45 years in the U.S. Army - longer than most active-duty Soldiers have been alive.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • 4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

    Jul 27, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 27, 2009) - Soldiers from the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), gathered at the Smoke Bomb Hill Dining Facility for the unit's 2009 Memorial Breakfast July 17. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, who died July 17, 2006, while deployed with the 9th PSYOP Battalion to Ar Ramadi, Iraq, was honored during the breakfast. Dickinson's wife, Glorygrace, and four of their five children were in attendance. Capt. Eric Leetch, a chaplain with the 9th PSYOP Bn., said Dickinson sacrificed a lot when he died, but his family that has to deal with the loss of a loved one continues to sacrifice every day.

  • 4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

    Jul 27, 2009

    4th PSYOP Group remember fallen comrade

  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • USASOC Black Daggers impress 70,000 Spectators at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, IL - Part 3 of 3

    Jul 24, 2009

    The 2009 Prairie Air Show broke attendance records this year and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Black Daggers, Fort Bragg, NC, were the only paratroopers in the show. The Black Daggers opened up the air show each day by jumping in the American Flag for the record-breaking 70,000 spectators. Director of the Prairie Air Show Brett Krause hosted the Paratroopers and was extremely impressed with their precision in landing either on target or up and down the flight line, so the crowd could get an up-close view. The Black Daggers demonstrated their expertise at two shows a day for three days and jumped on to a grocery store parking lot the day before the air show opened, to help promote the weekend activities. The grocery store demonstration also served as a training mission for the Peoria Air National Guard flight crew, 169th Airlift Squadron that provided the jump platform for the team. Shoppers were amazed when the team landed in the parking lot amongst their cars at the Kroger Grocery Store. Team members include: Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class, Dave Rose; Assistant Team Leader, Staff Sgt. Dewey Vinaya; Team Medic, Staff Sgt. Jason Spinnicchia; Sgt. Tony Galusha, and on hand for this trip, Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez.

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • USASOC Black Daggers impress 70,000 Spectators at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, IL - PT 2 of 3

    Jul 23, 2009

    The 2009 Prairie Air Show broke attendance records this year and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Black Daggers, Fort Bragg, NC, were the only paratroopers in the show. The Black Daggers opened up the air show each day by jumping in the American Flag for the record-breaking 70,000 spectators. Director of the Prairie Air Show Brett Krause hosted the Paratroopers and was extremely impressed with their precision in landing either on target or up and down the flight line, so the crowd could get an up-close view. The Black Daggers demonstrated their expertise at two shows a day for three days and jumped on to a grocery store parking lot the day before the air show opened, to help promote the weekend activities. The grocery store demonstration also served as a training mission for the Peoria Air National Guard flight crew, 169th Airlift Squadron that provided the jump platform for the team. Shoppers were amazed when the team landed in the parking lot amongst their cars at the Kroger Grocery Store. Team members include: Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class, Dave Rose; Assistant Team Leader, Staff Sgt. Dewey Vinaya; Team Medic, Staff Sgt. Jason Spinnicchia; Sgt. Tony Galusha, and on hand for this trip, Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez.

  • SMA calls for review of TRICARE standards

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier said military families are experiencing problems finding TRICARE providers off installations, especially in more rural areas.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Robin Sage to begin Aug. 1

    Jul 20, 2009

    Robin Sage to begin Aug. 1

  • USASOC Black Daggers impress 70,000 Spectators at the Prairie Air Show in Peoria, IL Part 1 of 3

    Jul 20, 2009

    The 2009 Prairie Air Show broke attendance records this year and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Black Daggers, Fort Bragg, NC, were the only paratroopers in the show. The Black Daggers opened up the air show each day by jumping in the American Flag for the record-breaking 70,000 spectators. Director of the Prairie Air Show Brett Krause hosted the paratroopers and was extremely impressed with their precision in landing either on target or up and down the flight line, so the crowd could get an up-close view. The Black Daggers demonstrated their expertise at two shows a day for three days and jumped on to a grocery store parking lot the day before the air show opened, to help promote the weekend activities. The grocery store demonstration also served as a training mission for the Peoria Air National Guard flight crew, 169th Airlift Squadron that provided the jump platform for the team. Shoppers were amazed when the team landed in the parking lot amongst their cars at the Kroger Grocery Store. Team members include: Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class, Dave Rose; Assistant Team Leader, Staff Sgt. Dewey Vinaya; Team Medic, Staff Sgt. Jason Spinnicchia; Sgt. Tony Galusha, and on hand for this trip, Sgt. Maj. Abe Sanchez.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Peoria IL Air National Guard Provides Jump Platform for USASOC Black Daggers at the Prairie Air Show

    Jul 19, 2009

    70,000 spectators were on site in Peoria, IL for the 2009 Prairie Air Show to watch the performance of the USASOC Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team and all thanks to the expertise of the Peoria Air National Guard Flight Teams. The 169th Airlift Squadron provided the jump platform for the paratroopers from 09 to 13 July, 2009. One flight team picked up the jumpers at Fort Bragg and brought them back home on 09 and 13 Jul, and another flight crew worked the Paratrooper drop for the air show w-end performances. The air show pilot crews consisted of 2 pilots, a navigator, an engineer, and 2 loadmasters: Maj. Pat Ober, Aircraft Commander; Capt. Mark Ayala, Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Jeff Hilsenbeck, Navigator; Senior Master Sgt., Samantha Yanez, Flight Engineer; Loadmasters, Master Sgt., Brent Simpson and Senior Airman, Brad Emmett, and Senior Airman, Bob Synder, Crew Chief, made up one flight team. Aircraft Commander, Capt. Robert Dodson, Maj. Jeff Herrmann, Co-pilot, 1st Lt. Jeff Hilsenbeck, Navigator, Master Sgt. Matt Stone, Flight Engineer, and Loadmasters, Staff Sgt. Justin Kass and Staff Sgt. James Guetschow, were part of the other flight crew.

  • VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 17, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks to SRTV's Sgt. Ashleigh Torres about the challenge of being Secretary of the Army during wartime.

  • Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 17, 2009

    Lt. Col. Robert L. Cody II assumed command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee from the outgoing commander Lt. Col. Daniel C. Miller during a change of command ceremony Friday, July 17, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial.

  • Injured Veterans Summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 16, 2009

    A little more than a year ago, the vehicle Mario Barragan was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb in AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Helmand Province. The blast killed one Soldier and severely wounded Barragan and a fellow Soldier. Barragan, along with two other Soldiers injured in the line of duty, attempted to summit 14,410 foot Mt. Rainier with more surgeries scheduled after the climb.

  • USASFC 7th SFG posthumously honors Soldier with Soldier's Medal

    Jul 16, 2009

    The wife of a 7th Special Forces Group Soldier was presented with the Soldier's Medal July 15. Comrades and family members of the hero were gathered at the Memorial Rock Garden of the 7th Special Forces Group.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • Joint Combined Exchange Training in Thailand

    Jul 13, 2009

    Special Forces Soldiers, or Green Berets, regularly conduct training with members of foreign nations. 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently dispatched a team to Thailand to conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training, or JCET.

  • Firefight in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces battle insurgents in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, July 12, during Operation Mountain Fire. (click to see more images.)

  • Medical Mountaineering

    Jul 13, 2009

    Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group conduct mountain medical training

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Craddock: NATO must find better ways for nations to participate

    Jul 10, 2009

    Options exist to help members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization better meet their obligations within the alliance, said the former NATO commander, who left the post less than two weeks ago.

  • Fort Myer, Va., Area Chaplains' Corner: Devoting time with God

    Jul 9, 2009

    This is a regular Fort Myer Pentagram column which features a different chaplain from around the National Capital Region each week. This particular column happens to be authored by the manager of the Chaplain's Corner program. Chap. (LTC) White corrals all these chaplains, including Marine, USAF, Navy, Army, Coast Guard chaplains from any faith, and they provide a weekly column.

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

  • TRADOC connects via Social Media

    Jul 9, 2009

    Web-based collaboration tools, generally known as social media, are changing the way people stay connected. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is working to leverage social media in training Army leaders to be more adaptive and agile in their conduct of operations, and to broaden discussion across the Army and with the public.

  • 1/75 Rangers Drop into Waterborne Training

    Jul 9, 2009

    Residents and visitors at Georgia's historic Tybee Island witnessed training conducted by Soldiers who serve and protect the nation, July 2. Rangers of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, performed routine airborne operations training mission off the coast of the Atlantic.

  • Alltop flies high at Army First Sergeant Course - Air Force Master Sergeant makes history at USASMA

    Jul 7, 2009

    Air Force Master Sgt. Danny Alltop, is just days away from making history - in the Army that is. Alltop will graduate July 10 from the U.S. Army's First Sergeant Course taught at Fort Bliss, Texas, and thus go into the history books as the first airman to do so.

  • International Special Training Center and NATO celebrate 30 years of teaching special forces

    Jul 2, 2009

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Gentry bids USASMA farewell

    Jul 1, 2009

    Col. Donald E. Gentry relinquished command of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in ceremonies June 29 handing it over to Command Sgt. maj. Raymond Chandler III, a frist for the academy.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • Green Berets lead Parade

    Jun 30, 2009

    The City of Yelm, Wash. annually hosts a gathering of residents. The beginning of this celebration is a parade that proceeds down the main street of the community.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Afghanistan draws attention of Army counter-IED conference

    Jun 26, 2009

    Defeating improvised explosives devices and their support networks is the focus of Army's third counter-IED conference, July 28-30, in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael F. Johnston from the 192nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., took home top honors for the active-duty force and Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Marshall from 2/398th Training Battalion, Bowling Green, Ky., captured the Reserve title in the Army's 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • St. Mere Eglise

    Jun 23, 2009

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - German and American paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand side-by-side in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here on Jun 6. Soldiers from various countries were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • La Cambe

    Jun 23, 2009

    LA CAMBE, FRANCE - German, American, British and French Soldiers stood side-by-side, along with over 30 German, American, British and French WWII veterans, to honor the fallen and commit to path of cooperation and partnership for peace here on June 5. The German Ambassador reiterated that we must learn from the past so as to not make the same mistakes and create a peaceful future. Over 200 people attended the commemoration service.

  • Paratroopers Over Normandy

    Jun 23, 2009

    Hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers gather near the Merderet River by the La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ceremony, held at the Iron Mike statue, was highlighted by the presence of over 25 Second World War veterans who participated in an airborne wing exchange between German and American paratroopers.

  • 65th Normandy Anniversary

    Jun 23, 2009

    COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd and highlights the legacy entrusted to us by the WWII combat veterans that surround him here on Jun 6. The president was in Normandy to attend the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • Army Reserve Paratroopers in England

    Jun 23, 2009

    RAF LYNMANN, ENGLAND -- British Paratroopers, or "PARAS" as they are called, trained here on Jun 30 with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers as part of Operation Air Drop Warrior, a joint-training exercise. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • Pointe-Du-Hoc

    Jun 23, 2009

    POINTE-DU-HOC, FRANCE -- Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the monument atop of Pointe-Du-Hoc overlooking Omaha beach on June 5. The Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that watches over the coast. Today the site has a granite memorial to honor the 2nd Ranger Battalion and their heroic assault. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • 95th Civil Affairs Brigade tackles Best Ranger Competition for first time in history

    May 15, 2009

    The 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), the Army's only active-duty civil affairs unit, competed for the first time in the Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. The unit's three teams were led by Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Wall, the 95th CA Brigade command sergeant major. Wall set the example for his Soldiers by participating in the event.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Best Ranger competition kicks off; 4 Soldiers compete while on mid-tour leave from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    The Army's best gather annually at Fort Benning, Ga., for the ultimate challenge, the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.

  • Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2009

    Two-man teams will compete this weekend in the Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning.

  • 1st Special Forces Group returns from mission in South Korea

    May 1, 2009

    The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) continues to maintain relations with their Republic of Korea special operations counterparts. This relationship is nurtured in combined annual training and continued communication.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • Fort Bragg siblings honored with trip to inauguration

    Mar 3, 2009

    Two children of a Fort Bragg Special Forces Soldier were honored with the chance to witness last month's Inauguration Day activities at the nation's capital. Solomon McGinty, 14, and his sister, Akaela, 16, both students at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, made the trip to the Washington, D.C. area for the second time in less than 12 months because of their outstanding academic achievements. Akaela, a high school junior, was invited on behalf of Lead America. Solomon was also invited back to Washington, D.C. area because of his nearly two-year involvement with the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier becomes the first amputee to complete Jumpmaster Course

    Mar 3, 2009

    For most Soldiers, when they join the Army there are a set of schools they set their eyes on as goals to complete. Schools like, Air Assault, Ranger and Pathfinder. For any airborne qualified noncommissioned officer, the natural goal would be the Jumpmaster Course.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier helps save heart attack victim's life

    Feb 6, 2009

    Many Soldiers attend the Combat Lifesaver's Course throughout their career, learning emergency first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue breathing and how to control bleeding. "I never thought it would be something that I would need to use," said Spc. Kimberly Hernandez, the administrative assistant for the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). For Hernandez, Jan. 25, began like any other day. She had stopped at the store to get her son some candy when her day took a turn. "I had just pulled into the parking lot, when a lady starting screaming that her husband was having a heart attack, that he passed out" she recounted. "She was acting really frantic. I am sure I would have been doing the same thing. She's yelling, screaming. Everyone is just standing there, watching."

  • Up in the ranks: veteran of 26 years becomes top Special Forces enlisted

    Jan 7, 2009

    Feature article of Command Sgt. Maj. Mario Vigil, U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) command sergeant major.

  • College Students, Professor Discover Army Civil Affairs

    Dec 10, 2008

    Story focuses on a college class that hosted a video teleconference presentation of a civil affairs officer. The students and professor developed a different outlook on the Army's role in stabilizing regions that are otherwise vulnerable to terrorist activity. The story also exemplifies how VTC can be utilized to educate college students on the Army's activities in the world.

  • Fort Lewis cancer survivor selected as Pink Power winner

    Nov 21, 2008

    Bright Start selected eight Pink Power Moms nationwide, and one of those moms resides on Fort Lewis. Jodi Petit, spouse of Lt. Col. Brian Petit, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and a five-year breast cancer survivor, was selected as one of eight winning Pink Power Moms.

  • Green Berets honor fallen comrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Hundreds stood silent in the early morning rain as members of the 1st Special Forces Group paid tribute to a comrade whose name was added to the unitAca,!a,,cs memorial wall Nov. 11. Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, the 163rd name inscribed on the granite wall, is the 25th name added since Sept. 11, 2001. Textor, a native of Jamestown, N.Y., was serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st SFG, when he was killed July 15 in Mosul, Iraq, during combat operations.

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