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  • President accepts McChrystal's resignation, nominates Petraeus

    Jun 24, 2010

    President Barack Obama Wednesday accepted Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's resignation as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, calling it the right decision for national security.

  • Odierno to use combat lessons to develop joint doctrine

    Jun 24, 2010

    President Barack Obama's nominee for the top U.S. Joint Forces Command post said he will utilize the lessons he has learned during three combat command tours in Iraq if he is confirmed to lead the nation's joint force provider.

  • Officials testify to Congress on convoys in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2010

    Army and DoD officials told a Congressional committee Tuesday about what they are doing in Afghanistan to keep contracting funds out of the hands of the Taliban and other criminals.

  • Senior sergeants discuss sustainment future

    Jun 23, 2010

    About 30 senior noncommissioned officers representing varied sustainment fields from the active Army, National Guard and Reserve gathered in Richmond June 21-22 to discuss current operations and the future of their "War-fighting Function."

  • Storming the Hill

    Jun 23, 2010

    They've stormed the beaches of Normandy, trekked through the jungles of Vietnam and the deserts of Iraq, racked up countless awards and medals and trained even more Soldiers to form the strongest fighting force the world has ever seen.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • Webster, Pillsbury and Hunzeker tour Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Jun 17, 2010

    Lt. Gen. William G. Webster (Left), Third Army commanding general, leads a discussion with Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury (Center), U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker (Right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Force Aca,!" Iraq, during a tour of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, following the Third Army Nickel II Conference held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 8. The purpose of the event was to coordinate, synchronize and prioritize the end-to-end retrograde and redeployment of personnel, equipment, sustainment stocks and capabilities from Iraq, and to synchronize equipment disposition and sustainment across Third ArmyAca,!a,,cs Area of Responsibility in support of buildup operations (Photo by Cpl. Brandon Babbitt, 203rd Public Affairs Detachment).

  • Third Army conducts drawdown conference

    Jun 16, 2010

    Third Army hosted key leaders from throughout United States Central Command's Area of Responsibility June 8-9 at their forward headquarters in Kuwait for a conference on the drawdown in Iraq and buildup of forces in Afghanistan and reset the U.S. Army.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • Army Chief of Staff to Recognize Winners at 2010 Logistics Awards

    Jun 15, 2010

    General George W. Casey Jr. and Dr. Joseph Westphal will recognize 82 outstanding Active, Reserve, and National Guard units being awarded for logistics excellence.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • 2010 Mid-America Army Birthday Ball in St. Louis

    Jun 14, 2010

    Photos from the 2010 Mid-America Army Birthday Ball, held June 12 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. Commands represented included U.S. Transportation Command, Army Human Resources Command St. Louis, and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Ceremonial duties were performed by the Human Resources Command Honor Guard. Radio personality Dave Glover was the guest speaker, and live music was performed by U.S. Air Force's Starlifter, part of Air Mobility Command's Air Force Band of Mid-America. More photos are available on the SDDC Flickr page:

  • 97th Transportation Company participates in final launch of Atlantis

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - NASA's shuttle Atlantis embarked on its final mission May 14 at 2:20 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center located near Cape Canaveral, Fla. with assistance from 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade.

  • World War II pilot honored in front of military's future leaders

    May 25, 2010

    Generations of family and friends honored 13 young adults recently nominated to attend military service academies, and witnessed the long-overdue recognition of a World War II hero at a ceremony Saturday hosted by U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis.

  • Wharf project modernizes munitions shipments at critical ammo port

    May 24, 2010

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) in Southport, N.C., signifying the completion of construction and modernization on the terminal's Center Wharf that will improve how ammunition reaches deployed troops.

  • Humvees, marshmallows and the future of defense transportation engineering

    May 19, 2010

    Three engineers and two interns from the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Transportation Engineering Agency visited Albers Elementary School in Albers, Ill., to give the fifth and sixth grade students a first-hand look at how math and science skills are used to ensure equipment moves quickly and safely worldwide for the Department of Defense.

  • Army Officials to Discuss Helmet Recall & Replacement Plan

    May 17, 2010

    Army officials will discuss the ongoing recall and replacement of the Advanced Combat Helmets May 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462).

  • Military leaders stress need to share information

    May 17, 2010

    As U.S. forces increasingly work as part of multinational coalitions, they are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and working more closely with allied troops.

  • New operations center takes shape at Army Sustainment Command

    May 14, 2010

    A new center will link Army Sustainment Command's global operations to headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Army and Microsoft extend cooperative research agreement

    May 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army extended a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with Microsoft on April 16 to share research in support of developing hand-held and multi-touch technology for the Warfighter through 2013.

  • AMC wins three DoD level awards

    May 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.- The U.S. Army Materiel Command won three of the 2009 Value Engineering Achievement Awards. The Department of Defense honored each recipient for their outstanding achievements through the application of Value Engineering, May 12 at the Pentagon auditorium.

  • CSA opens inaugural African Land Forces Summit

    May 10, 2010

    Nearly 100 senior military leaders from nations across the African continent are attending the inaugural African Land Forces Summit.

  • 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.

  • 'Moving' words capture kids' attention

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Moving can be a big undertaking, sometimes leading Families to forget about how it affects the little ones in their lives.

  • Gates calls for significant cuts in defense overhead

    May 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates used the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe to declare war on duplicative overhead, bloat and needless spending in the Defense Department.

  • 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.

  • Army builds support for tomorrow's conflict

    May 7, 2010

    A holistic view of people and equipment. That's what the Army's Materiel Enterprise philosophy is all about.

  • Giving thanks to military spouses

    May 7, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby Army Community Services recognized and thanked military spouses for supporting their Soldiers on the field and on the home front during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day coffee social May 7 at the ACS Yellow Ribbon Room.

  • Redstone Arsenal Expresses Sympathy for Families of Accident Victims

    May 7, 2010

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala. - It is with deepest sympathy and sadness that TEAM Redstone and Amtec Corporation announce the deaths of two contract employees.

  • Logisticians face challenges in Afghanistan surge

    May 6, 2010

    The top Army logistician discussed leading concerns with Soldiers and Army civilians at the Pentagon Tuesday as part of the Army Senior Leaders Forum.

  • C-17 Fuselage Moved

    May 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 6, 2010) -- The C-17 fuselage joins the C-130 at its final resting place at the multi modal load training site. Equipment will give transportation students real world training oppotunity.

  • Update: Explosion at Redstone Arsenal

    May 6, 2010

    Wednesday, two members of the Team Redstone family were involved in an accident that has deeply touched us all. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of two of our team members.

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    May 5, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> May is the beginning of peak motorcycle riding season. Motorcycle safety awareness month is designed to raise awareness of the need to manage such a risky activity properly. <b>What has the Army done' </b> In 2008, the Joint Service Safety Council identified motorcycle safety as the number one non-combat safety issue facing the services. Accidents and fatalities were on the rise. Since then, the Army has been able to reverse the trend through training and education, and accidents and fatalities have decreased. Motorcycle safety and training remains a top non-combat safety concern.

  • LOGCAP III Task Order continues support in Iraq

    May 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has announced that it will continue the LOGCAP III contract to provide life support services to U.S. Forces in Iraq until the scheduled withdrawal of those forces is completed in December 2011. Under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, contractors from the private sector are used to provide a broad range of logistics and support services to U.S. and allied forces during combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian and training operations.

  • Explosion at Redstone Arsenal

    May 5, 2010

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala. - At about 8:45 a.m. today, the Redstone Arsenal Directorate for Emergency Services responded to a fire at Building 7352, an Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) facility.

  • Logistics chief tours Charleston's prepositioned stock

    May 4, 2010

    The Army's deputy chief of staff for logistics got some face time with personnel supporting the Army Sustainment Command's Prepositioned Stock Program located at Charleston, S.C., and walked away confident of mission operations. "I could not be more comfortable with operations here at Charleston, knowing you and your team are on duty," Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson told Bob O'Brien, general manager, Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston (ASLAC), during a late-March visit.

  • Military pay competitive with private sector

    Apr 29, 2010

    Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, as evidenced by the high rate of recruitment and retention, a Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

  • Army releases 2010 modernization strategy

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Department of the Army released the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy, commonly referred to as the AMS, Wednesday.

  • Entire 101st to deploy to Afghanistan within year

    Apr 28, 2010

    Throughout 2010 and 2011, more than 20,000 Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan, the first time an entire Army division has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom within one year.

  • Medical exercises begin in Haiti

    Apr 28, 2010

    Lines of people seemed to come out of nowhere as hundreds of Haitians living in the Roche au Boteaux area lined the road, waiting for the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, to be completed and the make shift medical clinic to officially open April 26.

  • Hoax phone calls no laughing matter to Vermont Guard

    Apr 27, 2010

    Families of Vermont National Guardsmen recently received calls about their loved ones, leaving them distraught and searching for answers. They later found out that these phone calls were nothing but a hoax. State and federal officials are now asking who would do something like this.

  • Army Logistics Around the World

    Apr 27, 2010

    On April 16, 2010, the Army G-4 unveiled a new Pentagon display called "Army Logistics Around the World." Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit showcases the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world. These are the photos currently on display in the display. To submit materials for the display, email

  • Staying safe while online -- tips for using social media

    Apr 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I'm not here to make you paranoid; I just want to make you aware." A,A That's the message Information Assurance instructor Lori Schlichter impressed upon listeners during Secure Use of Social Networking Sites training in Baumholder and Wiesbaden in early April.

  • 40-year draftee

    Apr 27, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger, the command sergeant major for Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., is now in his 38th year of continuous service to the Army. He joined for a reason few other Soldiers today can claim: he was drafted.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • Warrior transition unit commander speaks to healthcare professionals

    Apr 23, 2010

    A unit at Fort Benning, Ga., is using technology to develop an enhanced comprehensive transition plan for all wounded warriors.

  • 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.

  • Official urges Gulf War vets to seek VA care

    Apr 23, 2010

    Gulf War veterans with medical symptoms should seek treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of a recent study that says Gulf War service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Better prosthetics coming for wounded warriors

    Apr 23, 2010

    From developing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic leg to a non-chafing socket device, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is making big strides in advancing prosthetic science to improve wounded warriors' quality of life.

  • Army's newest helicopter now flying in Europe

    Apr 23, 2010

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command paved the way for another first when it facilitated the acquisition and receipt of five UH-72A Lakota helicopters - the Army's newest aircraft. The cutting-edge helicopters received at Ramstein Air Base April 13 are the first ones to reach the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • C-130 touches down at Fort Lee load training site

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Lee moved one step closer to its goal of creating a first-rate, 21st century training facility for transportation troops when an actual C-130E fuselage was placed at the Multi-Mode Load Training Site on the east side of post.

  • Leonard announced as next commanding general of SDDC

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard will be assigned as commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at a date soon to be determined.

  • Army engineers break ground on U.S. military's largest distribution center in Europe

    Apr 20, 2010

    The 250,000-square-foot facility consolidates under one roof actions currently taking place in 12 areas, will result in millions in savings over time..

  • Army G-4 unveils tribute to logisticians

    Apr 19, 2010

    The G-4 unveiled "Army Logistics Around the World" at the Pentagon April 16 to recognize the 300,000 logisticians who support more than 1.1 million Soldiers in 80 countries.

  • 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.

  • Army sniper films spot for History channel based on 1,300 meter shot in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2010

    The early morning April sky dawned clear over Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, whose home base was Fort Richardson, Alaska, and his spotter settled in for their third day of looking for insurgents.

  • West Point wins collegiate boxing championship

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Black Knights took five individual titles and were named the overall team champion as they hosted the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships for the first time last weekend.

  • Soldier sets wing-suit world record

    Apr 16, 2010

    As excitement grew Staff Sergeant Ben Borger soared through the gleaming blue skies over the fields of Altus Air Force Base breaking the current world record for the distance flown in a wing suit flight.

  • USACE official in Afghanistan goes undercover to help FBI snare contracting cheats

    Apr 16, 2010

    Kevin Lynch is credited with thwarting the largest procurement fraud scheme ever perpetrated against the Corps of Engineers.

  • Army technology blog gains features

    Apr 14, 2010

    Finding information on the latest and greatest technology researchers are developing for American Soldiers is part of the daily news at the official Army Technology Live blog.

  • SDDC deputy commander tapped as next Chief of Transportation

    Apr 13, 2010

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today Col. (Promotable) Edward F. Dorman III, deputy commander and director of operations for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Fort Eustis, Va., will be assigned as the commander and commandant of the United States Army Transportation Center and School at Fort Eustis.

  • Army to showcase innovation at technology show

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army technology is set to dazzle visitors to the SAE International 2010 World Congress and Exhibition this week at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

  • Scrap project beautifies Basra

    Apr 11, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. officials welcomed Iraqi media to view a surprising sight April 1, 2010: an empty lot. Until recently, the lot in Basra, Iraq, had been the site of a huge pile of scrap metal as tall as surrounding buildings.

  • Army's Ground Combat Vehicle

    Apr 10, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) effort is part of a holistic Army plan to modernize its combat fleet. This includes incorporating mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles into the fleet while modernizing current vehicle fleets including Stryker. The first ground combat vehicle will be an Infantry Fighting Vehicle

  • Rough Terrain Container Handler operators manage container yard

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Some Soldiers use video games to pass the time in Iraq, but one Soldier said he actually gets to play them at work.

  • Automation to improve Post-9/11 GI Bill processing

    Apr 9, 2010

    With 153,000 veterans enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill this semester, and new automation tools to arrive this month to improve processing procedures, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki declared the program "on track" and headed toward greater efficiency.

  • Five Army Safety Awards go to AMC

    Apr 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-The U.S. Army Materiel Command and its subordinate commands have been honored with five Army level safety awards for fiscal year 2009.

  • Army Logistics University introduces "Know Your World" series

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 8, 2010) -- The International Military Student Office here hosted its first "Know Your World" presentation Wednesday. It drew a nearly standing-room only crowd to Dickerson Auditorium in the Army Logistics University. The presentation, titled "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," was conducted by international military students and their family members. The con

  • Army Guard launches new 'Moments' campaign

    Apr 8, 2010

    Over the last few years, social media platforms such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized not only person-to-person communication, but how organizations such as the National Guard communicates with current members and reaches out to potential new recruits.

  • G-4 links package

    Apr 7, 2010

    Web links to multiple logistics related home pages

  • World Trade Center I-beam finds home in Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2010

    An I-beam that was once a part of the World Trade Center now has a home in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were first planned.

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • USTRANSCOM, SDDC show 'can-do' spirit supporting Haiti

    Apr 6, 2010

    Discussing the spirit of U.S. Transportation Command's support for earthquake relief and rebuilding in Haiti, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb said nothing sums it up quite as poignantly as the story of Army Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle.

  • Military continues to support recovery in Haiti

    Apr 6, 2010

    The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti's government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May.

  • More than third of equipment now out of Iraq

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the withdrawal from that country.

  • Army command sustains logistics for warfighters

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Army command charged with management of the logistical aspect of the Iraq drawdown and Afghanistan buildup looks to be ahead of schedule, Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., said Friday.

  • Gates presents TRANSCOM with Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Apr 2, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled to Scott Air Force Base to personally present U.S. Transportation Command with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award for USTRANSCOM

    Apr 2, 2010

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus, USCENTCOM commander, came to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to personally present the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to U.S. Transportation Command, which includes the Army's Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), which has active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers as well as civilians and contractors supporting surface movement around the world.

  • 1185th DDSB supports Iraq drawdown, Afghan buildup

    Apr 2, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.

  • Third Army CG details Iraq drawdown, Afghanistan buildup efforts

    Mar 30, 2010

    Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. William G. Webster will provide a media update April 2, 2010, at 10:00 EST in the DoD Press Briefing Room. The topics addressed will be the Third Army's role in the responsible drawdown of Iraq, buildup in Afghanistan and the reset of our Army.

  • 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.

  • Logistics partnering in Maysan Province

    Mar 29, 2010

    The 121st Brigade Support Battalion's partnership with the Iraqi Security Forces focuses not only on developing their ability to conduct combat operations, but also upon developing their administrative and logistics capabilities.

  • Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2010

    President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan, delivering a message of praise to American servicemembers on behalf of the United States.

  • Eighth Army takes proactive approach to prevent insider violence

    Mar 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - While continuing to deter external threats to South Korea, Eighth (Field) Army is taking a proactive approach to prevent potential insider violence.

  • Translog SDDC Almanac 2010

    Mar 23, 2010

    Translog 2010 Almanac, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command magazine. (click for downloadable .PDF format - 43MB)

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 23, 2010

    Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are warning the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud -- especially those promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Army opens expanded women's museum

    Mar 23, 2010

    A seven-year, $800,000 U.S. Army Women's Museum expansion project here concluded with a March 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony and Women's History Month program. The museum expansion includes a new exhibit titled "writing women back into history," which corresponds with the Department of Defense theme for the 2010 Women's History Month observance.

  • Convoy escorts benefit from donated off-road lights

    Mar 23, 2010

    Soldiers recently installed newly-donated off-road lights on their convoy escort vehicles. Paratroopers from Company A, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), installed the lights, donated by Off-Road Adventures Magazine, on 15 of their mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.

  • Soldiers help to restore ancient ziggurat in Iraq

    Mar 23, 2010

    Soldiers from the 16th Engineer Brigade Survey and Design team conducted a site assessment on several buildings at an historic site in Aqar Quf, 20 miles west of Baghdad to assess and verify the electrical needs of renovating two modern structures at the base of an ancient ziggurat there.

  • Disposal facility worker may have come into contact with mustard agent

    Mar 22, 2010

    An analysis is under way to determine if a Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility worker's skin blister was caused by contact with mustard agent.

  • Female Soldiers step into new role

    Mar 18, 2010

    Two female Soldiers with Task Force 38, 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, exemplified the "we can do it" motto of women's history month.

  • Care packages air dropped to Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Volunteers from Project Manager (PM) Command Posts have been shipping supplies to Soldiers in remote locations to ease the stress of being far from home.

  • First M-ATVs Save Lives in Afghanistan

    Mar 16, 2010

    The first of thousands of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected -- All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) slated to go to Afghanistan are performing well in combat by driving off-road through rigorous terrain and protecting soldiers from roadside bomb attacks, Army and Pentagon officials said.

  • Army developing new Ground Combat Vehicle

    Mar 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Feb. 25 release of a formal Request for Proposal to industry marks a significant step forward in the effort to build a first-of-its-kind, highly versatile Ground Combat Vehicle.

  • U.S. Army South to assume responsibility as JTF-Haiti Headquarters

    Mar 16, 2010

    U.S. Army South continued to push Soldiers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during the past several days as its headquarters element deployed to provide support to the Joint Task Force-Haiti headquarters as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Army vet wins first U.S. medal in Paralympic Biathlon

    Mar 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Afghanistan veteran Andy Soule Saturday won what was not only the first U.S. medal of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon team.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • SDDC Symposium Day 2 photos

    Mar 11, 2010

    Photos from SDDC's 2010 Training Symposium in Atlanta.