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  • Soldiers, KBR continue efforts to end water shortage

    Sep 10, 2009

    Q-WEST, Iraq - In the hot summer months, seasonal trends at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq, and the surrounding areas make water a commodity and water conservation a necessity to prevent depletion of the area's water reserves.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Servicemembers work with Iraqi businesses

    Sep 8, 2009

    A woman with a head dress and pink eye shadow pointed at the different diagrams shown in a booklet explaining her business' capabilities during a fair held by the Victory Regional Contracting Center. The fair occurred in the field house on Camp Liberty, Aug. 19 to help Iraq restore its economy. "We are establishing a relationship to work together," Cpt. Angela Smoot, High Point, N.C., contracting specialists, 46th Engineer Battalion, Joint contracting command Iraq/Afghanistan, said. "We are building bonds; that's why the theme of the event was titled, 'Forging Partnership Through Procurement."

  • Iraqi soldiers graduate bomb school

    Sep 8, 2009

    A single Iraqi solider wearing a red beret stood against the wall and began to sing. Soon the rest of the 34th Level IV graduating class of Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal School joined in the IA warrior song in celebration after receiving their course certificates Aug 26.

  • TCAP helps lawyers try sexual assault cases

    Sep 8, 2009

    The Trial Counsel Assistance Program recently held a four-day course at Camp Victory to help 41 trial counsels and paralegals from throughout Iraq better prosecute sexual assault cases. "Training on how to effectively prosecute sexual assault crimes will send a signal to would be abusers that we have the necessary skills to put them away, and hopefully will comfort the victims to know we will do everything in our power to serve justice," Capt. Nathan J. Bankson, Multi-National Corps- Iraq chief of justice, said.

  • ACOR: protecting Army assets, linguist rights

    Sep 8, 2009

    Here on Camp Victory one man is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of more than 3,500 linguists while simultaneously ensuring they fulfill their contract with the military. "My job is to protect the interest of the Army first and foremost, and the integrity of the mission," Maj. David Russo, Assistant Contracting Officer's Representative, explained. "That being said, there is no sweeping under the rug, every issue presented by a linguist or a member of a unit must be looked into."

  • House cleaning NCO-style

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soon after the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assumed authority of all sustainment operations in Iraq, two of the unit's noncommissioned officers began their own operation 'Clean Sweep,' in preparation for the upcoming drawdown of forces and equipment from Iraq.

  • Delta and Echo 949th receive awards

    Sep 8, 2009

    VICTORY BASE CAMP, Iraq - On Aug. 8, two companies attached to the 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, received recognition and awards for their year-long deployment to Iraq.

  • Service members learn to save lives

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Sgt. 1st Class Tricia L. Jameson Combat Medic Training Center on Joint Base Balad continuously offers a three-day combat lifesaver course to service members stationed in all areas of Iraq.

  • 194th takes charge at JBB

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 194th Engineer Brigade took command from the 555th Eng. Bde. in a transfer of authority ceremony Aug. 29, here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Chaplain, unit cope with loss

    Sep 8, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - For Soldiers in combat zones it can be difficult dealing with the loss of a teammate, but one chaplain here at Victory Base in Baghdad is helping his troops through a ministry of presence.

  • Brigadier General Vandal visits the 260th

    Sep 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, the deputy commanding general for support with the 3rd Infantry Division, and 3rd ID Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews arrived here Aug. 19 as part of a pre-deployment site survey for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldiers create a home away from home

    Sep 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - As dusk transitions to darkness and the hot sand begins to cool down, the majority of the Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and civilians who work in motor pools, buildings and tactical operation centers return to their living quarters. Simultaneously, those who execute nightly convoy operations prepare to embark on their missions

  • 49th MCB conducts officers' professional development conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hosted its first officers' professional development conference Aug. 28, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Fighter pilot requests permission to buzz the tower of inequality

    Sep 2, 2009

  • Army, Iraqi leaders agree to water-sharing policy in Ninawa

    Sep 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq -Local Iraqi leaders met with the 16th Sustainment Brigade deputy commander and the Q-West mayor to discuss water policy and enforcement at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq Aug.15.

  • Schoolmates find friendship during deployment

    Sep 2, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The U.S. Army has hundreds of thousands of Soldiers in its employ, which makes the story of Sgt. 1st Class Tina D. Hudson and Sgt. 1st Class Sonya D. Jones a lucky roll of the dice.

  • Vehicle company steps up, moves out

    Sep 2, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - On May 25, the "Hook and Book" Soldiers of the 1161st Transportation Company, a Washington National Guard unit out of Ephrata, Wash., arrived in Iraq as part of the 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Ramadan Kareem

    Sep 2, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Aug. 22 marked the beginning of Ramadan, the most holy month for members of the Islamic faith. Ramadan is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic, or lunar, calendar. Muslims attempt to strengthen their spirit by abstaining from food, drink, sexual activity, becoming angry, smoking or any form of insincerity from sunrise to sunset.

  • Personal security team Soldiers prepare for mission's end

    Sep 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The gray Opal flipped over twice on main supply route Tampa and came to rest on its wheels. An Iraqi woman lay on the ground next to the vehicle, her husband sitting behind it with head injuries. Villagers gathered around the vehicle, trying to help.

  • Operation Jiffy Lube keeps vehicles moving

    Sep 2, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Two units from opposite ends of the U.S. join together in Iraq to help convoys roll out of Joint Base Balad, Iraq faster, by making minor repairs to M1151 and Mine-Resistant-Ambush-Protected vehicles that would otherwise delay their departure.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Financial management Soldiers support the team

    Sep 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The "Blackhawks" of B Detachment, 101st Financial Management Company out of Fort Campbell, Ky., work hard to spread the wealth beyond the walls of Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers GT improves FAST

    Sep 1, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Blackjack Education Center continuously offers a three week fundamental academic skills training class to all service members stationed here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to help them raise their general technical score on the armed services vocational aptitude battery.

  • Laos native gains US citizenship

    Sep 1, 2009

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - A Soldier whose journey toward citizenship started with fleeing Laos in 1979, became a United States citizen in a ceremony Aug. 6, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 13th ESC Soldiers Attempt to Join Audie Murphy Club

    Sep 1, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - "Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time," begins the biography recited by the three candidates at the board for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Aug. 27 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Albany 4th graders give Soldiers a lift

    Sep 1, 2009

    Members of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, of the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, got a big morale boost Aug. 18 when they received care packages put together by last year's fourth graders from Albany Christian School in Albany, Ore.

  • Military police unit ends tour with force protection mission

    Sep 1, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The midday August sun bore down on the Soldiers as they dismounted from their armored vehicles. The warm breeze gave no relief from the 114-degree heat. "Remember, drink plenty of water," said the patrol leader. "We'll be walking seven kilometers today."

  • 110th Quartermaster receives awards

    Sep 1, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - The 110th Quartermaster Company, 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, received their end of deployment awards in a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

  • Iraqi police learn basics of forensics at advanced academy

    Sep 1, 2009

    Shaded by an awning from the scorching afternoon sun, the first class of seasoned Iraqi police officers graduated from a 40 hour course on basic forensics offered by the new Police Center of Excellence located on Camp Liberty, Iraq, on Aug. 20.

  • 1st Crim Shadow run in Baghdad

    Sep 1, 2009

    In the early morning hours more than 700 registered runners took off in the dark from the Victory Stage to complete the first Crim Shadow run from Baghdad, Aug. 22. "It was a goal I wanted to obtain for myself," Maj. Bridgette Simmons, signal communications operations, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, said. "This is my first 10 mile race. I was not going to quit. It was exciting, challenging and fun, but I'm so glad it's over," she said and laughed. "I'm definitely inspired. I'm planning on running the next half marathon."

  • MNC-I honors women's efforts toward equality

    Sep 1, 2009

    Approximately 200 Servicemembers gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate Women's Equality Day with skits, essays and a speech from Brig. Gen. Heidi V. Brown at Al Faw Palace. The ceremony began with the national anthem and an invocation followed by proclamation that the evening ceremony provided an opportunity to pause and express deep appreciation to women for their countless contributions to society. "It is especially noteworthy that we are celebrating Woman's Equality Day here in Iraq, as Iraqis, like Americans, continue in their journey to find the delicate balance of preserving tradition and promoting equality for women," Brown, Multi-National Corps- Iraq deputy commanding general for sustainment, said.

  • Muhandis builds bridges

    Sep 1, 2009

    Team Muhandis was initially developed in late 2005 to assist the Iraqi Army's route clearance team. Over the past few years the program has evolved into a partnership with the Iraqi Ground Force Command Engineer Branch to help monitor the progress of all Iraqi Army engineers. Team Muhandis is made up of eight Servicemembers, three stationed here on Camp Victory and five stationed in Taji, iraq. The team's main mission is to effectively stand up an engineer branch in the IA through partnership with IGFC.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 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.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Army's top enlisted in Iraq visits last of surge Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson visited Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, one of the last units in Iraq serving a 15-month deployment, Aug. 12 and 13.

  • 37th Engineer Battalion keeping streets safe

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 37th Engineer Battalion's A Company, second platoon, put themselves in harm's way every day, giving the Iraqi population and Coalition forces peace of mind when they travel the roads surrounding Joint Base Balad.

  • JBB opens new respite for service members

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general Brig. Gen. Paul L. Wentz and Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, cut a ceremonial ribbon to signify the opening of Red River Place behind Freedom Chapel, during a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Navy Customs speeding up redeployment process

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Going through customs can be a painful process for redeploying service members, but thanks to Sailors at Joint Base Balad, that process is a little bit easier.

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

  • The 402nd says a Hart-felt goodbye

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 2nd of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade held a farewell dinner to say good-bye to their commander Lt. Col. Joe L. Hart, at the east morale welfare and recreation center here at Joint Base Balad, Aug. 15.

  • Tough love' for Iraqi Security Forces

    Aug 26, 2009

    Baghdad - Discussions between Multi-National Corps - Iraq teams from across the country addressed the transition of missions, bases and contracts to the Iraqi government based around a common theme - tough love for Iraqis as they take control of their country.

  • Train the Trainer

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 155th Brigade Combat Team, qualified at Debro Range for the counter-improvised explosive device Level III training Aug. 20, at Joint Base Balad.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Aug 26, 2009

    In the middle of a two-week command post exercise at Camp Zama, a group of 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, took a break to enjoy the ancient culture of Japan.

  • Casualty liaison team to leave Ibn Sina Hospital

    Aug 25, 2009

    Baghdad - Six Soldiers with second platoon, 623rd Casualty Liaison Team, 10th Sustainment Brigade, at the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Ibn Sina Hospital here are scheduled to move with the 10th CSH to Sather Air Base, Iraq, in September after the U.S. gives control of Ibn Sina to the Iraqi government.

  • Soldiers work with local nationals

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Local nationals from areas around Joint Base Balad travel here every day to work with the Department of Public Works, enabling Soldiers to focus on their missions.

  • Chris Barron and The Time Bandits rock Q-West

    Aug 25, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Chris Barron, former front man for the Spin Doctors and The Time Bandits, performed two shows at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq Aug. 10 and 11.

  • Washington National Guard Protects and Serves 13th ESC

    Aug 25, 2009

  • Army, Air Force Save $50 million for Taxpayers

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - As most U.S. forces in Iraq prepare for the largest strategic reposturing of forces in 40 years, Task Force 586 has already started the process.

  • 377th Theater Sustainment Command commander visits JBB

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, commanding general of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command out of New Orleans, toured the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) logistic facilities and talked to leaders and Soldiers Aug. 20 at Joint Base Balad.

  • Reduction in force means reduction in ammo

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 23rd Ordnance Company out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, continues to assist with the withdrawal of Class V ammunition at Joint Base Balad, as MNC-I prepares to make reductions for the responsible drawdown of personnel and equipment in Iraq.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command employs capabilities of USARJ Command Center

    Aug 25, 2009

    About 70 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) deployed their forward command post (FCP) here Aug. 12 to the U.S. Army, Japan / I Corps (Forward) / U.S. Army Garrison, Japan command center to exercise their theater sustainment capabilities. The 8th TSC is the command responsible for logistics sustainment in the Pacific Theater, providing support from the factory to the foxhole for warfighters from Alaska to Korea, an area spanning 9,000 miles. This command post exercise also tests the reach back capability provided by the 8th TSC main command post (MCP), located at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Main Command Post provides 'reach back' capability for 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) are once again refining their craft to conduct operations in the Pacific Theater with a command post exercise August 17 through 30 here. The exercise comes on the heels of the unit becoming fully operational capable, which makes the experience very important to training its veteran and new personnel alike.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • 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

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • 364th turns over Airport Hotel to Iraq

    Aug 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD--Col. Franck T. Trainor, 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, Functional Specialty Team Chief, signed a memorandum of agreement with Iraq Civil Aviation Authority Assistant Director General Samer Kuba turning over control of the Caravan Hotel at Baghdad International Airport to the ICAA Aug 19.

  • Crew Dogs Keep A Co. Going Strong

    Aug 24, 2009

    A Co. 1st Battalion of the 137th Aviation Regiment has a very unique mission. They are tasked with flying three missions sets here with the primary focus of transporting General Odierno, Lt. Gen. Jocaby and Lt. Gen. Hemlick. And the backbone of the unit is a group called the Crew Dogs. "Crew dogs are the ones in before the mission getting everything ready," 1st Lt. Jack MacKeverican, Columbus, Ohio, and acting executive officer said. "The tradition of a crew dog is to work hard; if something breaks they are on it and turning wretches. They keep us a float for sure. They are a group of guys that work beyond their jobs, and beyond their rank."

  • Logistics director says teams on right track

    Aug 24, 2009

    As US forces continue to partner with the Iraqi Security Forces, a significant portion of the logistical effort is being conducted by 11 Logistical Training and Advisory Teams at Iraqi location commands throughout Iraq. "When we were first building the Iraqi Security Forces we were focused on their combat capabilities, now they are able to stand on their own," Air Force Col. John J. Abbatiello, C4 Iraqi Security Forces Director, Multi-National Corps -Iraq said.

  • 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.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • Speicher Soldiers learn to mulititask

    Aug 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, are performing a mission very different from the one they originally expected.

  • 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.

  • green tab huddle

    Aug 19, 2009

  • JBB Fire Department holds Fire Muster

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad Fire Department held this year's second Fire Muster Aug. 9, at the H-6 recreation area here.

  • 1st Joint DFAC in the AOR Opens at JBB

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - While Joint Base Balad is both an Army and Air Force installation, there are few, if any, truly joint operations here where Soldiers and Airmen work directly hand-in-hand.

  • Oil analysis program protects servicemembers, saves money

    Aug 19, 2009

    Behind the scenes at Joint Base Balad stands a man who keeps servicemembers safe and saves the government money, but he and his crew remain back stage until something goes wrong.

  • 514th is jack-of-all-trades for JBB

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - With a mission "unlike" any other ordnance company assigned to Joint Base Balad, the Soldiers of the 514th Ordnance Company, out of Fort Drum, N.Y., have learned to adapt as they perform a myriad of missions not organic to their organization

  • Soldiers and Airmen walk to end sexual assault

    Aug 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers and Airmen at Joint Base Balad showed their support for victims of sexual assault and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program in the "Intervene! Act! Motivate!" Walk here Friday night

  • 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.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009 tests watercraft capabilities

    Aug 13, 2009

    Active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from the across the globe are testing the readiness of the Army's prepositioned set four during military exercise Pacific Reach 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 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."

  • 41st Brigade uncasing ceremony

    Aug 11, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team unveiled their colors during a military transfer of authority ceremony here Aug.1.

  • Mississippi Guardsmen recover stolen merchandise at Q-West

    Aug 11, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Military Police officers with the 2/198th Combined Arms Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, detained five Sri Lankan contract workers here July 23, and recovered approximately $11,000 in stolen merchandise.

  • 13th ESC Takes Charge

    Aug 11, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took command and control of all logistics operations in the Iraqi theater from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in a ceremony here August 7.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

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

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Injuries: the modern military epidemic

    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

  • Miran Village Company receive Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs certification

    Aug 5, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Local workers from the Iraqi-owned, Miran Village Company, received certificates from officials on behalf of Iraq's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs during a ceremony at the container repair yard here July 27.

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seventeen members of the Army's 7th Diving Team, stationed at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, traded in their board shorts and t-shirts for dry suits and sweatshirts July 14, as they began a month-long mission to repair a floating breakwater system at Bar Point Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • 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.

  • Foot blisters take the fun out of marching

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Brig. Gen. Terry Takes Reins of 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Jul 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to their departing commander and welcomed their new commander in a ceremony on historic Palm Circle here Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Michael Terry assumed command of the 8th TSC, and Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, who commanded the past two years, left Fort Shafter to assume the role of the G4 at the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort McPherson, in Ga.

  • Logistics Soldiers train Iraqis in fuel, ammunition

    Jul 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, have a unique mission providing logistical training and support for numerous American and Iraqi units in Kirkuk.

  • Senior logisticians get first-hand view of ongoing Iraq drawdown efforts

    Jul 29, 2009

    Thirteen senior logisticians met in Iraq to discuss the plans for continuing the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment in Iraq and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan.

  • Transporters honored with St. Christopher award

    Jul 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Seven transporters received the military order of Saint Christopher award here July 9.

  • Soldiers, families stay connected using reading program

    Jul 29, 2009

    "That is good," said the fish. "He's gone away, yes. But your mother will come. She will find this big mess," goes the timeless story of the Cat in the Hat.

  • Container Repair Yard increases production, reaches milestone

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Just seven months ago, Joint Base Balad's Iraqi-owned container repair yard consisted of forty-five workers and a quota to repair a minimum of sixty containers per month.

  • Fort Lewis' 80th Ordnance Battalion Receives Combat Patch

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Battalion, from Ft. Lewis, Wash., conducted a combat patch ceremony here July 7, to recognizing 30-consecutive days in a combat zone.

  • Sustainers, Al Seqir partner to move cargo around Iraq

    Jul 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 49th Transportation Battalion, a subordinate unit of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), control and track all ground and air movements around Iraq daily in support of Coalition forces.

  • Sustainers take control of warehouse

    Jul 27, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Soldiers of the 639th Quartermaster Company partnered to manage the East Liberty Supply Support Activity warehouse, an array of supply items for base customers here and the surrounding camps and forward operating bases.

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