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  • Reflection

    Aug 28, 2009

    Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), reflects on his years of leadership with the command as he prepares to make his last official parachute jump with USACAPOC(A.

  • Guard's Patriot Academy gives dropouts second chance

    Aug 27, 2009

    Only months ago, four dozen high-school dropouts from around the country faced a bleak future and limited opportunities in the work force. Now they are Soldiers at the Patriot Academy, on their way to earning their high-school diplomas and credits toward a college degree.

  • West Point ranked top public liberal arts college

    Aug 27, 2009

    "U.S. News & World Report" announced their 2010 America's Best Colleges Rankings Aug. 20 and ranked West Point the "Top Public Liberal Arts College."

  • West Point GC, children break ground on 2nd CDC site

    Aug 27, 2009

    Garrison Commander Col. Dan Bruno (center) receives help from 5-year-old's Harlie Heck (left) and Walker Blackmon and their Families in breaking ground at the future site of the Child Development Center. The new CDC, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2010, will provide West Point with two operational CDCs once completed. The facility, one of 60 new CDCs being built from 2008-10 throughout the Army, will have an interior square footage of 15,085 feet and have the capacity to serve 135 children. The project also includes a 3,770-foot playground that will run alongside the facility. Construction begins Sept. 7, and, once complete, should meet West Point's expanding childcare needs.

  • Citizenship possible with ACS help

    Aug 24, 2009

    When defense of the United States requires Soldiers to serve in foreign countries, occasionally romance blossoms and Family status changes. Should Family status change while a Soldier is serving on foreign soil, Army Community Services (ACS) can help new Family members establish permanent legal residency.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • West Point cadets and staff take EMT-Basic course

    Aug 21, 2009

    In July, about 45 West Point cadets and at least one active duty Soldier began learning how to save lives on the battlefield beyond combat lifesaver and Soldier first responder techniques during an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification class.

  • A Day in the life of the West Point Band

    Aug 21, 2009

    Army home football games, reviews on the Plain, meal formations and hops have a couple of things in common. Cadets is the obvious first answer but also, the efforts of the West Point Band.

  • West Point staff sergeant rescues children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Matthews, information technology specialist for the Information and Education Technology Division here, didn't think he would end up a hero during an intramural softball game July 13, but it turns out he was.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • 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.

  • Brigade finishes preparations, deploys

    Aug 7, 2009

    Members of the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Iraq for one year Aug. 2, but before departing, CAB troops prepared to go downrange by simulating different mission and deployment issues.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • 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

  • West Point Holds 'Year of the NCO' Concert

    Aug 5, 2009

    Article and photos about the "Year of the NCO" concert held at West Point featuring the Lt. Dan Band. The band, the brainchild of academy-award nominee Gary Sinise, is named after Sinise's character in the movie "Forrest Gump."

  • Blackhorse Regiment welcomes future leaders of America's Army

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seven West Point Cadets in the Cadet Troop Lead Training program were attached to units at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA, to receive hands-on training at the possible branches they would be commissioned in to.

  • 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.

  • West Point staff ride's whirlwind experience through six countries

    Jul 30, 2009

    Five law majors and a faculty member-Firsties Amanda Choate, Arron Conley, Ashley Ehasz, Alex Santiago, Cow Chris Frasse and Maj. Rich Meyer from the Department of Law-spent 18 days traveling to 13 cities in six countries on the inaugural War Crimes Staff Ride Academic Individual Advanced Development trip, which turned out to be a life-changing adventure.

  • Task Force Strike supports West Point training mission

    Jul 30, 2009

    Despite their smaller boot print on the summer training landscape, Task Force Strike is working hard to provide West Point the best summer training and support that the Corps of Cadets has come to expect. Though much of the instruction this year has fallen upon the cadets themselves to carry out, the task force Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are ready to support the mission with vehicles, drivers, medics and other services. The job is being done with about half the resources of a typical task fo

  • West Point CLDT second iteration continued high-intensity pace

    Jul 30, 2009

    The second iteration of this year's high-intensity Cadet Leader Development Training was full of the unexpected, but maintained a constant from prior years of summer training-the interaction of cadets with active duty commissioned and noncommissioned officers.

  • Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band join West Point band for special concert

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Army has designated 2009 as the Year of the NCO, honoring the noncommissioned officers who play a critical role in defending the nation every day. West Point is celebrating this momentous observance with a concert featuring the West Point Band's Concert Band and special guest actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Eisenhower Hall Theatre.

  • West Point is #1 in "Most Accessible Professors"

    Jul 30, 2009

    A report released Monday by The Princeton Review ranked West Point, The U.S. Military Academy, in the Top 10 of all American colleges in the areas of "Most to do on Campus," "Most Accessible Professors," "Most Politically Active Students" and "Best Classroom Experience."

  • Boundless Playground now open for all West Point children

    Jul 30, 2009

    Photo and caption about opening of Boundless Playground at West Point

  • 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.

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • West Point Cadet Field Training-cadets take the lead

    Jul 23, 2009

    Story and photos about Cadet Field Trainng at West Point

  • West Point DENTAC holds change of command July 17

    Jul 23, 2009

    Standalone photo with cutline about DENTAC Change of Command

  • West Point new cadets get brief respite from CBT challenges

    Jul 23, 2009

    Story and photos about new cadet Quarters Visitation Day

  • Army football signs multi-year TV deal

    Jul 23, 2009

    CBS College Sports Network and the Army Athletic Association reached an exclusive five-year agreement, guaranteeing live, high-definition television coverage of every Army home football game and select neutral site games, beginning with the 2010 season and continuing through 2014.

  • Army training saves a life

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Fort Rucker MPs return from combat

    Jul 23, 2009

  • The US Army Field Band preps to perform at The Woodlands, Texas

    Jul 21, 2009

    The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band will perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, at 7:30 p.m., July 28. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed military unit travels thousands of miles each year performing for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Through these concerts, our Soldiers representing Soldiers continue to carry the Army story to the grassroots of our Nation and keep the will of the American people behind the members of our armed forces. The concert is free and open to the public, and there are no tickets required. Go to today to see when the Field Band will be headed to your area!

  • 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.

  • A Soldier's Last Farewell

    Jul 17, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The aircraft engines hummed as U.S. and coalition forces stood in two formations, shaping a path in between. The fallen hero lay in a flag-draped case at the walkway's beginning. Paying their last respects to the one who gave all, troops saluted this hero. Faces somber, the pallbearers, his former comrades, shouldered their heavy burden and slowly marched past the long rows of servicemembers to the waiting plane.

  • Afghans help build base

    Jul 15, 2009

    An Afghan villager carefully places a brick while constructing a wall at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Konar Province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing base expansion in the country.

  • Army G-4 agrees depot has capacity to increase operations

    Jul 15, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot has had one opportunity after another to showcase their core capabilities and more, and this month was no exception.

  • West Point Cadet NCOA teaches leading by example

    Jul 10, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point summer field training NCO academy for rising sophomores

  • Soldier admission program gives enlisted servicemembers shot at becoming West Point cadets

    Jul 10, 2009

    He had hoped to be here earlier than R-Day 2009. He had hoped to be here four years earlier to be exact, but the way a person wants life to go and how it turns out are sometimes complete opposites.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • R-DAY: Class of 2013 enters West Point

    Jul 2, 2009

    Eyes were on the sky looking for rain, but this year's R-Day was a sweltering, busy day for the new cadets and cadet cadre. Cadet candidates started their day at Eisenhower Hall, waiting with family and friends to enter for the orientation brief.

  • Logistics plays key role in successfully integrating incoming West Point class

    Jul 2, 2009

    Getting more than 1,300 new cadets ready to take their Oath of Allegiance in just a few hours time, doesn't happen without a great deal of planning.

  • New engine, boat increase West Point fire department's capability

    Jul 2, 2009

    Story and photos about new fire engine and fire boat at West Point

  • West Point Soldiers selected as IMCOM NE Region NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jul 2, 2009

    West Point Soldiers selected as IMCOM NE Region NCO and Soldier of the Year photo and cutline

  • 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.


    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • West Point Children Celebrate Army Birthday

    Jun 22, 2009

    Photos of Children celebrating Army birthday at West Point.

  • Army football kicks off billboard campaign

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story about Army football season at West Point

  • West Point's Ready Raccoon helps with emergency preparedness info

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story and photo about Ready Racoon, the emergency preparedness mascot at West Point

  • Upperclass West Point cadets motivated to instruct

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story and photos about upperclass West Point cadets getting ready to teach yearling (sophomore) cadets during the summet Cadet Field Training

  • NCO, Family prepare to move in West Point's first renovated on-post house

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story & photos about ribbon cutting for ribbon cutting for the first house to be renovated and completed by RCI partner Balfour Beatty Communities

  • West Point leaders visit Iraq to learn ways to improve academy's training

    Jun 18, 2009

    Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck traveled in the Central Command area of operations in Iraq June 3-7, and met with combat leaders to learn about the challenges they face and what they want from West Point graduates.

  • Disaster preparedness Aviation Center's top priority

    Jun 18, 2009

    Fort Rucker's experience with severe weather disasters foundation of emergency readiness planning.

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009


    Jun 17, 2009

    Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 85th birthday jumping with the Army's Golden Knights.

  • West Point Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 17, 2009

    The West Point community celebrated the Army's 234th birthday on June 16 with a ceremony.

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

    Fort Rucker's new water park features water fun features for kids of all ages.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • ESPNU Plans Day Of West Pooint Sports Programming

    Jun 12, 2009

    Story about ESPNU planning a day of West Point sports programming

  • Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington awarded Army-Navy games

    Jun 11, 2009

    The locations for the next eight Army-Navy game were announced recently, including a first-ever game in Washington D.C.

  • USMA SLS Challenge

    Jun 11, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Summer Leaders Seminar for potential cadet candidates

  • From private practice to West Point-Veterinarian takes on new role

    Jun 11, 2009

    Story and photo about new vet at West Point

  • West Point elementary children form energy committee

    Jun 11, 2009

    Energy Awareness story and photo about Elelmentary School energy committee at West Point

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Quadricentennial flotilla honored by West Point Soldiers and many others

    Jun 10, 2009

    Photo and caption of quadricentennial flotilla sailing up Hudson RIver past West Point

  • Garrison staff and guests start Army 234th Birthday celebration on the West Point ferry

    Jun 10, 2009

    Photo/caption of Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony June 7 at West Point

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • West Point Honors Hudson River Quadricentennial

    Jun 8, 2009

    Photos of West Point Military Policemen firing a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point as a procession of ships, led by the replica Half Moon, past West Point on Sunday, June 7, 2009. This is the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's passage north up the river that now bears his name.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Keller staff uses new equipment during evacuation exercise at West Point

    Jun 5, 2009

    Story and photos about Keller Army Community Hospital at West point's evacuation exercise

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • Officials receive disaster training

    Jun 4, 2009

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season, and with safety at the center of the garrison mission, officials here met for a hurricane emergency table-top exercise that same day. By conducting periodic exercises such as this one, organization commanders and directors are better prepared when disaster strikes.

  • Title

    Jun 4, 2009

    Veterans may receive government funding to begin or expand small businesses, government agency representatives informed them at the "Book your Flight to Business Success" conference Friday at the Soldier Service Center. Conference speakers also addressed small business planning and receiving government contracts. Fort Rucker's Army Community Service (ACS) and Troy University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for International Business and Economic Development sponsored the event. Through a database on, veterans can register their small businesses with the VA, increasing businesses' visibility for contracting dollars. Veterans can put information and a short video about their businesses in the database. Veterans will also be notified of contracts available in their areas and receive updates about pertinent legislation.

  • Aviation Center Soldiers take care of their own

    Jun 4, 2009

    Despite a tough economy, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) raised $120,589.32 to help Soldiers and Families in need during the postAca,!a,,cs 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.