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  • Senators visit deployed Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Illinois Sen. Roland W. Burris visited Soldiers from his home state at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, Nov. 24 at Memorial Hall to answer their questions and talk about programs available to them.

  • Security Soldiers protect key leaders throughout Iraq

    Nov 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - The Personal Security Detachment with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, keeps Soldiers safe while conducting operations outside the wire.

  • Chief of Chaplains, troops celebrate 100 years of chaplain assistants service

    Nov 26, 2009

    On Dec. 28, 1909, General Order No. 253 was published, establishing the official military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant, stating that one enlisted man will serve to assist the chaplain in the performance of his official duties.

  • Chief of Chaplains stresses importance of strengthening faith, spirituality

    Nov 26, 2009

    Chief of Chaplains Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver, accompanied by the Chief of Chaplains and Regimental Sgt. Maj. Tommy Marrero, left their families behind this Thanksgiving season and embarked on a journey to thank and praise Servicemembers throughout Iraq.

  • Iraqi children learn about personal hygiene at JBB

    Nov 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Roughly 100 Iraqi children participated in Iraqi Kids Day Nov. 21 at the H6 recreation center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Adding a little kick: 22d Chemical Battalion takes physical fitness to a whole new level

    Nov 25, 2009

    Physical and mental fitness have long been pillars of the U.S. Army, so it is no surprise that Company A, 22d Chemical Battalion, (Technical Escort) gathered in the pre-dawn hours Nov. 6 for their workout. Like many other Army units, Company A is committed to being physically fit.

  • Lewis bound: I Corps analytical element completes year-long tour

    Nov 25, 2009

    In November 2008, Brig. Gen. Peter Bayer, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chief of staff, stood before the Corps Analysis and Control Element at Fort Lewis, Wash., to wish the Soldiers of I Corps' CACE well as they prepared to head to Iraq. On Nov. 20, he stood before the Soldiers again - this time in Baghdad and, this time, to thank them for successfully completing their mission over the past 12 months.

  • ARMY BIDS MAJ. GEN. JOHSON FAREWELL

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 24, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell here today to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had been the deputy chief of staff G-4 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for logistics) since June 2007.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: FORSCOM Fitting Families into the Equation

    Nov 24, 2009

    Army Family members will now be part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience.

  • 'Super Sapper' Competition Tests Engineers in Hawaii

    Nov 22, 2009

    The sapper community on Hawaii witnessed a new milestone on the island when Soldiers from the 34th Sapper Company held their first annual Super Sapper Competition to test the physical ability of new Soldiers Nov. 4 on Schofield Barracks.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General Pins on Second Star

    Nov 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2009) -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pinned on his second star during a promotion ceremony held on Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, presided over the promotion ceremony. Maj. Gen. Terry's wife, Cathy, and childhood friend, Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, had the honor of pinning the stars on Terry's dress green uniform. Terry's two sons took part by putting the two-star shoulder boards on his Class A shirt.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Nov 22, 2009

    Families, friends and loved ones welcomed home more than 250 Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, during a redeployment ceremony, Nov. 2, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • US Army leaders meet with shaykhs in southern Iraq

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Lang, the Multi National Division - South deputy commanding general for support, visited local shaykhs at a private residence near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, for a key-leader engagement, to discuss how the drawdown of forces in Iraq will affect the shaykhs' area.

  • [Equal opportunity advisers host course to prevent discrimination]

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers worked with one another to better understand discrimination, in the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course Nov. 14 through Nov. 20 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Navajo tribesman speaks at luncheon honoring Native Americans

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad American Indian Heritage Luncheon was held at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 18 in recognition of Native American month. The luncheon featured a prayer in the Navajo language and focused on bringing fading traditions into the spotlight.

  • AAFES works to meet demands despite shipping delays

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Shipping and receiving goods to the Army and Air Force Exchange Services across Iraq has been increasingly difficult for several months, due to restrictions implemented by a status of forces agreement signed in January 2009, said an AAFES spokesman.

  • Soldiers deliver supplies, view new school building

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, visited Al Soonobar School at Jaber Mohamed Village, Iraq, Nov. 18 to deliver school supplies and stuffed animals to roughly 45 students.

  • Logistics Training and Advisory Teams meet at JBB

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For the first time since their units' arrival in Iraq, four sustainment brigades' Logistics Training and Advisory Team leaders met to discuss the Iraqi capacity to self-sustain and the teams' plans in the coming months.

  • Powder Puff football teams play under Friday night lights

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Football season is well underway and the cheers and roars on Friday and Saturday nights at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, belong to the women.

  • Native American Soldiers celebrate, share culture

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Service members at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, attended a National Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 14 at Memorial Hall to honor the tradition and culture of Native Americans.

  • 'The Terminator' returns to visit troops

    Nov 21, 2009

    Keeping a promise he made to troops in 2003, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to Iraq Nov. 16, to "pump up" with them at the gym and deliver a message of thanks for their continued sacrifice and service, as well as the sacrifices their families have continued to make.

  • Army develops new program as 2009 suicide numbers remain high

    Nov 21, 2009

    Recently, the Army released suicide statistics for the month of October and the total number of suicides, suspected and confirmed, for 2009. Data indicates the number of Soldiers taking their own lives has surpassed numbers recorded at the same time last year.

  • Wounded Warriors receive 'suite' victory from Seattle Seahawks

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Madigan remembers life of Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman

    Nov 19, 2009

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Soldiers visit historical ruins of Ur

    Nov 18, 2009

    UR, Iraq - More than 230 Soldiers with the 121st Brigade Support Battalion visited the archaeological remains of Ur, Nov. 12, near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq.

  • Balad honors Veterans

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Throughout the United States' storied history, millions of citizens have risen to answer her call to duty in times of tranquility and turmoil, war and peace.

  • Adder Soldiers sharpen weapons skills

    Nov 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, fired their weapons Nov. 9 through Nov. 10, at Lightning Memorial Range at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, to qualify and zero their weapons.

  • Sometimes these colors do run

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 600 service members and civilians took part in the Veteran's Day 5K race Nov. 11, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, paying tribute to the Veterans of past and present by running with Old Glory. The Apollo Flag company in Totowa, N.J., donated an 18 foot by 12 foot American flag, as well as 600 miniature American flags and a flag commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 for the early-morning event.

  • JBB professional mixer sparks camaraderie between service members

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Leaders in all branches of service took time to meet with one another Nov. 7 at the Joint Base Balad, Iraq, professional mixer in an effort for E-8s and above to interact in a social setting.

  • Army chef spices up life as newest U.S. citizen

    Nov 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, BAGHDAD - Growing up with his grandmother, Spc. Andre Barrett knew the importance of love, respect and the power of a home-cooked meal. He longed for the day he could come to the United States and pursue his dream of becoming a skilled chef.

  • Sadr City given new water treatment plant

    Nov 13, 2009

    Commander of the Gulf Region District, Col. Dan Anninos visited the Sadr City R3 Water Treatment Plant and its workers to check up on how well the plant was functioning, recently. The GRD also collaborates with Multi-National Corps-Iraq. The GRD mission is to provide engineering and construction management expertise throughout Iraq to assist the government here with its infrastructure.

  • Marines cut cake, celebrate 234th birthday

    Nov 13, 2009

    It was November 10, 1775, in a small rustic building called Tun Tavern in Philadelphia that the Marine Corps was born. The tavern was initially used as a recruiting station by Benjamin Franklin for the Pennsylvania Militia, and later, it hosted a meeting for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress. Samuel Nicholas, considered the first commandant, initiated the Continental Congress to recruit at the tavern and form the Continental Marines, now known as the United States Marine Corps.

  • 201st BfSB Soldiers carry on WWII tradition

    Nov 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, TALLIL, Iraq - Passing by fellow Soldiers, it may be instinctual to gaze at their right shoulder and indentify which unit that Soldier has been to combat with. For brothers and sisters in arms, it could be an icebreaker or a chance to share fond memories. For those wearing the patch, it will always serve as a reminder of the Soldiers he or she served with.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Renovation shop offers free, first come, first served uniform repairs

    Nov 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATION LOCATION MAREZ, Mosul, Iraq - Soldiers flow into the renovation shop with uniforms in hand, preparing to hand them to the 506th Quartermaster Company for repairs.

  • Leaving his past behind, Soldier begins new life as U.S. citizen

    Nov 12, 2009

    The city of Gjakova, in western Kosovo, suffered severe physical damage as scores of its citizens were killed at the height of the Kosovo Conflict. For one young boy and his family, staying in the war-torn country was not an option.

  • Veterans Day holds new meaning for Soldiers, Marines in Iraq

    Nov 11, 2009

    Surrounded by fellow servicemembers, 157 Soldiers and Marines representing 60 countries sat in the rotunda of Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Nov. 11, for a naturalization ceremony.

  • Central receiving, shipping point at Marez preps Iraq for drawdown

    Nov 11, 2009

    As the responsible drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment from Iraq continues, the Central Receiving and Shipping Point at Contingency Operating Location Marez in Mosul, Iraq, will be instrumental in managing the movement of both equipment and personnel.

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY November 10, 2009 Army conducts Master Resilience Training for Soldiers, Family

    Nov 10, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey will be available to speak to media at 9:55 a.m. November 12. All interested media must be on site no later than 9:30 a.m. to register in the William Fontaine room of the hotel. Soldiers-students attending the course, staff from the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and Faculty from the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania will be available to answer questions.

  • Company to help ISF develop long range surveillance assets

    Nov 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, TALLIL, Iraq- With saws grinding and hammers thumping away in the background, Soldiers of Company C, 38th Long Range Surveillance are busy training and preparing for the mission that lay ahead of them- training their Iraqi counterparts to successfully establish LRS teams.

  • Provider Soldiers get promoted, re-enlist

    Nov 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Continuing a tradition of excellence, Provider Soldiers earned promotions and re-enlisted in the Army, all while continuing to prepare for the drawdown of U.S. equipment and personnel from Iraq.

  • Mississippians, Iraqi Army partner to protect Q-West water supply

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms Brigade out of Hernando, Miss., met with their Iraqi counterparts in 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Brigade to review the IA's security measures for the Al-Qayyarah pump house located on the Tigris River.

  • Iraqi water pump workers visit Q-West

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A group of Iraqis who work at the Al-Qayyarah pump house attended a luncheon in their honor Nov. 2 at the dining facility at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • Class I yard accepts Iraq-wide food turn in

    Nov 9, 2009

    CAMP STRYKER, Iraq - In addition to their usual duties, service members at the Camp Stryker, Iraq, Class I yard manage the mass turn in of food rations from all corners of Iraq as the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment progresses.

  • Logistics, technical advisory team instructs Iraqi Army Soldiers

    Nov 9, 2009

    CAMP UR, Iraq - The Ur Logistics and Technical Advisory Team with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, works with Iraqi Soldiers at the Ur Iraqi Army Regional Maintenance Center to improve their skills in maintenance and supply.

  • Troops trek 5K for treats

    Nov 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 699th Maintenance Company out of Fort Irwin, Calif., sponsored a Halloween 5K fun run at Holt Memorial Stadium Oct. 31 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • God's Grounds provides Soldiers coffee, perspective

    Nov 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, have a steady supply of caffeine, courtesy of God's Grounds, a cafAfA run by the chapel here.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • Madigan teams up with UW to improve patient safety

    Nov 3, 2009

  • Madigan pharmacy making improvements to enhance patients' experience

    Nov 3, 2009

  • Synchronization, predictability key to personnel success

    Nov 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Sean Byrne, commanding general of the Army's Human Resources Command, and Human Resources Command Sgt. Maj. John Gathers joined Servicemembers working in the personnel field Oct. 14 to 16, at Camp Victory during a HRC conference.

  • Madigan uses patient safety techniques to improve health care

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Fort Lewis Fisher House more than just a place to stay

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Fort Lewis Fisher House gets landscaping upgrade

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Madigan commander advances new hospital customer service strategy

    Nov 2, 2009

    Blog posting from the new Madigan commander on improving hospital customer service

  • Robot repair shop helps keep troops safe

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Joint Robotics Repair Detachment located at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad keeps and maintains robots used for use in explosive ordnance disposal, route clearance and other missions.

  • Last Ft. Lewis BDE takes control in Iraq

    Nov 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, TALLIL, Iraq - After nearly two years of working to prepare Fort Lewis's battlefield surveillance brigade for operations in Iraq, Fort Hood's 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade cased its colors and transferred authority to the 201st BfSB in a ceremony here Oct. 28.

  • General visits US Army Europe Soldiers at Balad

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Carter F. Ham, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, visited Soldiers Oct. 25 here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Ham has visited Iraq before, and during this visit he said the progress Iraq has made toward its defense is clear.

  • Craig Morgan, Chris Young electrify Holt Stadium

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Country music stars Craig Morgan, Chris Young and Great American Country host Nan Kelley treated service members to a night of country music and hospitality Oct. 29 at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad.

  • Providers assist with redistribution of armor assets

    Oct 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION CALDWELL, Iraq - The mass movement of equipment across Iraq for units leaving and coming to the country is a complex process involving the support and coordination of various elements

  • 223rd Medical Detachment holds field sanitation course

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers learned how to protect themselves from diseases, non-battle injuries and insects including spiders and scorpions, and how to keep them out of food, water and clothing at a field sanitation course at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Service members rock JBB in talent show

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Red Tail 5/6 Executive Council held a talent show in which service members sang, danced, played instruments and otherwise performed at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation east Oct. 24 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • US forces take proactive steps toward drawdown

    Oct 31, 2009

  • Speicher preps for Operation Clean Sweep

    Oct 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq - Soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) prepared for Operation Clean Sweep, set to begin the first week of November at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq.

  • 724th Trans. Co. reflects, looks forward

    Oct 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On April 9, 2004, Soldiers with 1st Platoon, 724th Transportation Company out of Bartonville, Ill., were ambushed as they traveled across Iraq on a refueling mission during their deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, then called Camp Anaconda.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Chaplain assistants conduct monthly training at JBB

    Oct 30, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplain assistants with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, held a monthly training session at which members participated in role-playing scenarios and exchanged ideas Oct. 28 at the Provider Chapel annex.

  • Sheriff Cell 17 takes care of convoy emergencies

    Oct 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Convoys arrive at, depart from and pass through one of Iraq's primary logistics hubs, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, every day.

  • General stresses the importance of being good guests

    Oct 27, 2009

    Since the Security Agreement has been implemented and U.S. Forces have turned over more responsibility to the Iraq Security Forces, there has been a growing shift in the mission toward partnership and advising, assisting and training in Iraq's cities. U.S. forces continue to conduct full-spectrum operations outside of Iraq's cities.

  • Geospatial: mapping Iraq's ancient cities

    Oct 27, 2009

    While many Soldiers head home in the late hours of the second shift, Sgt. Ronald Peters sits at his desk scanning over imagery, maps and the Internet, sometimes as late as 5 a.m., looking for answers. Peters, a geospatial analyst from Fort Lewis, Wash., with Multi-National Corps-Iraq C-7, is undertaking the largest mapping projects of his career. His work is helping to resolve a concern shared by both the U.S. military and the Iraqi government as troops have pulled out of cities and continue the drawdown.

  • Civil Affair team trains expanding clinic

    Oct 27, 2009

    Members of the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, along with two bilingual, bicultural advisors, recently met with eight Iraqi Soldiers and a nurse at the Hero Clinic, Camp Iraqi Heroes, Baghdad to conduct the first of as series of training sessions designed to expand the clinic's reach.

  • Paralegal Soldiers give their all for top honors

    Oct 27, 2009

    Sgt. Ashley Carey, Culver City, Calif., paralegal non-commissioned officer, 3rd brigade 82nd Airborne Division, approached the victim with haste and began the process of dressing the victims abdominal wound. Simulated by spaghetti, the intestine lay scattered across the wound and the ground. This is one of the warrior training tasks competitors of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq Paralegal of the Year Competition completed on Oct. 16.

  • Motorcycle mentorship invigorates motorcycle safety

    Oct 26, 2009

    A story on the 8th TSC motorcycle mentorship program.

  • 165th Medical Detachment puts mission into focus

    Oct 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD Iraq - The 165th Medical Detachment offers a variety of optometry and optical services, six days a week at Joint Base Balad, and Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Soldiers build history with Bataan Memorial Park

    Oct 24, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION, MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The Bataan Memorial Park is scheduled to officially open Oct. 30, in a dedication ceremony at Contingency Operating Location Marez, Mosul, Iraq.

  • Level two combative classes scheduled to swing into JBB in December

    Oct 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members on Joint Base Balad, Iraq, may soon be able to learn attack skills ranging from punching to placing opponents into submition.

  • Sweet home Louisiana Transportation Soldiers bring Cajun flavor to Iraq

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Home-cooked meals are a comfort unavailable to Soldiers while deployed, but the members of the 1083rd Transportation Company out of Minden, La., brought Cajun cooking with them to Iraq.

  • 37th conducts St. Michael's Jump operation at JBB

    Oct 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 37th Engineer Battalion held a St. Michael's Jump operation Oct. 18 at the outdoor pool at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Like father, like son,Father, son pairs deployed together

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Family is never too far away at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, where not one, but two father and son teams are stationed together.

  • 506th Soldiers shine at boards

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers with the 506th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, Va., performed exceptionally well at the Soldier of the month and promotion boards at Contingency Operating Location Marez, Mosul, Iraq.

  • Operation Clean Sweep to come to Normandy

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION NORMANDY, Iraq - A reconnaissance team for Operation Clean Sweep visited Contingency Operating Location Normandy Oct. 18 to assess the movement of retrograde materials throughout Iraq.

  • 159th Seaport Operations Co. affixes combat patches

    Oct 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 159th Seaport Operations Company out of Fort Story, Va., took part in a combat patch ceremony Oct. 19 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Weeklong trip to Iraq ends for eight combat vets

    Oct 21, 2009

    Highlights Operation Proper Exit participants' week-long visit to Iraq. The programs allows wounded Warriors to return to places they served, and were injured, in an attempt to find cloure on their road to recovery.

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • JBB Passport Program provides worldwide experiences

    Oct 17, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Although the Army can fly Soldiers to countries throughout the world when they take leave, only 10 percent of service members travel to places outside of the United States, said Capt. Desha Platt.

  • Q-West celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 17, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Two units used Hispanic foods, poetry, music, dancing and a guest speaker to teach troops about the importance of national Hispanic heritage month.

  • Big trucks, big dreams Transportation Soldiers match up in football competition

    Oct 16, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Three Soldiers from the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion got the chance to live out their dreams in August at the National Football League combine in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Wounded veterans return to Iraq

    Oct 16, 2009

    After stepping on an improvised explosive device during an ambush Nov. 29, 2006, Spc. Craig Chavez nearly died. His face took most of the blast. He lost his left eye and took shrapnel to the right, rendering him blind. Being evacuated home, he thought he would never see again.

  • More than 1,000 run Army Ten-Miler at JBB

    Oct 16, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Roughly 1,200 runners participated in the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 10 at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Capt. Charles Allen, commander of the 102nd Quartermaster Company, said this was the race's seventh year here at JBB, held in conjunction with the Army Ten-Miler in Washington.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.