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  • USASOC Soldiers Battle for "Best Warrior"

    Oct 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Spc. Barrett Kauling, 2007 Soldiers of the Year Sgt. Heyz Seeker, and Sgt. 1st Class Steven Kroll pose for pictures after Kauling and Kroll performed a medical evacuation Oct. 2. The two were two of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • "Best Warrior" Soldiers Engage in Battle Drills

    Oct 2, 2008

    After recovering an injured Soldier from a hostile environment, Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operation Command, conducts a medical evaluation and explains treatment to the grader during the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event. This was the first event Oct. 2 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Urban Orienteering at Night

    Oct 2, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, prepares for the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Surprise Encounter

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Commmand, and Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S Army Special Operations Command, encounter a scenario during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1, during the 2008 Department of the Army Best Warrior, NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Anthony Brown

  • Charging Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Kroll, U.S. Army Special Operations Command competitor, charges to his point on the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/SOY Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • On the Right Spot

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, arrives at a point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Right Way Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, eyes a point along the Urban Warfare Orienteering event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Going for the Best Grade

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Rangers receive awards for valor

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Joe Gibson received the Silver Star and 44 other Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment received other combat awards following their recent deployment at a ceremony Sept. 26 at the at Fort Lewis, Wash., presided over by Adm. Eric T. Olson, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis, was in attendance.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Answering to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Knock With a Purpose

    Sep 29, 2008

    Eighth Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus knocks on the door just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Last-Minute Adjustments

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino receives some last-minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ganieany, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Testing Army Knowledge

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command NCO of the year, answers questions during her board appearance at the 2008 Department of the Army Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held Sept. 29 Aca,!" Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Begins With Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Attention to Detail

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command gets a few last minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Awaiting the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    U.S. Army Europe's Staff Sgt. Jonathan "Jack" Higgs awaits the word to knock and enter just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Final Preparation

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski of the National Capital Region, gets in some last minute study time from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Bouchard, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from 12 major commands gathered Sept. 28 for a Welcome Social to kick off the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • 'Best Warrior' to challenge Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2008

    A select group of Soldiers will take center stage during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 Aca,!" Oct. 3.

  • Chief uses running to "get away"

    Sep 16, 2008

    An example of how one is only as old as they think they are, 54-year old Edwin Nieves continues to challenge himself physically by running marathons and biking. Nieves' story begins in Puerto Rico more than 25 years ago when he was working as a teacher at a vocational high school. By constantly challenging himself, Nieves continues to be an inspiration to those around him.

  • USASOC News Service

    Sep 10, 2008

    Link to the official USASOC news source.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

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

  • 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) mountaineers

    Sep 5, 2008

    Green Berets of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) climb Castle Rock near Leavenworth, Wash. The Soldiers conducted military mountaineering training to maintain the skills that allow them to reach their objectives in mountainous terrain anywhere in the world. The Soldiers completed their mission to reach the summit with packs despite 30 mile-per-hour wind gusts and 95-degree Fahrenheit temperture.

  • Family works to bring something positive from pain

    Aug 8, 2008

    Aug. 23, 2003, began as an ordinary day for the Cavalet Family, but it turned to tragedy.

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

    Aug 7, 2008

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

  • USASOC greets Osprey

    Aug 5, 2008

    The U.S. Army reached a new milestone in its airborne operations capabilities with the MV-22 Osprey aircraft July 22. The operation marked the first official use of the Osprey by the Army for training purposes, said Marine Lt. Col. Baron A. Harrison, Marine liaison at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C. Until now, the Osprey had seen use by the U.S. Navy, Marines and Air Force, but not the Army. Because it is still a relatively new aircraft Aca,!" the OspreyAca,!a,,cs first flight was in spring of 1989 Aca,!" the Army had not shown a great deal of interest.

  • Special Forces Soldiers honored for bravery

    Jul 25, 2008

    Members of the 1st Special Forces Group gathered July 16 as the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Brig. Gen. Michael S. Repass, presented Sgt. 1st Class Chad M. Kite and Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Federmann with Silver Stars, honoring each for bravery during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Raid in Mosul

    Apr 3, 2008

    Northern IraqAca,!" 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers clear a building during a combined operation with U.S. Special Forces near Mosul March 29.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Pay Tribute to Fallen Comrades

    Apr 3, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJTF-82 Public Affairs, Apr. 2, 2008) Aca,!" Early Thursday morning the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan honored two fallen comrades in a memorial ceremony.

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

    Special Operations Command Korea and Special Warfare Command of the Republic of Korea army Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force training conference.

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