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  • 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.

  • Sustainment Bn., mission complete, with courage

    Jul 27, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - The Rockville, Md., 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 620th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from St. Louis, Mo., here July 2.

  • MNF-I Commander visits 3d ESC

    Jul 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ray Odierno, Multi-National Force - Iraq commander, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) here, July 21

  • Forward redistribution point saves taxpayer dollars

    Jul 27, 2009

    Shipping containers arrive here every day at the forward redistribution point, filled to the brim with every imaginable item: toilet paper, pens, pencils, turbine engines, humvee repair parts, even a rock climbing wall.

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Grippe visits Joint Base Balad

    Jul 24, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted leader, visited Soldiers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 22, 2009.

  • EOD NCO reaches five-year mark after tough, life-changing injury

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldier overcomes disability challenges despite missing limb.

  • Texas unit at home in Iraqi wilderness

    Jul 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For the second time in four years, troops from a Texas National Guard unit finds themselves in the full time service to their state and nation supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Knight brings Ohio elementary school a special gift

    Jul 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq -For one Soldier of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, going back to her hometown on a rest and recuperation break involved more than visiting Family members and relaxing.

  • Northwestern 'Neighbors' partner for medevac training

    Jul 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Recently, two Pacific Northwest-based Army National Guard units partnered in Iraq for medical evacuation training at the Air Force Theater Hospital here.

  • Texas Guardsmen ready to go home

    Jul 22, 2009

  • Dark Knights make firing range a safe place

    Jul 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, qualified on their M16 rifles at Sykes range here June 22-24.

  • Soldier, civilian united by green thumbs

    Jul 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - A splash of green. It's the first thing that strikes a visitor when he sees Chief Warrant Officer 3 David M. Craig's containerized housing unit-a splash of green in a sea of uniformity.

  • Vietnam veteran re-enlists in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Hershel L. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Ala., has been serving in the Army for 39 years; thirty-seven of which were with the 158th Maintenance Company, part of the Alabama Army National Guard.

  • Fiscus takes reins of the 1st Bn, 402nd AFSB

    Jul 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Lt. Col. Paul R. Fiscus assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in a ceremony here July 8, presided by Col. Brian R. Haebig, the 402nd AFSB commander.

  • Coalition leaders, Al Ghizi Shaykhs met to discuss CMO

    Jul 21, 2009

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Kansas based Army National Guard command and civil military operation leadership introduced four Al Ghizi tribal shaykhs to incoming Coalition CMO leaders during a luncheon here June 30.

  • Portland Soldiers participate in new MRAP training, prepare for Iraq roads

    Jul 21, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers from the Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, an Army National Guard unit from Portland Ore., are participating in a special drivers training in Kuwait in advance of the unit's convoy security mission in Iraq.

  • 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.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Assumes Responsibility

    Jul 17, 2009

    The 130th Engineer Brigade uncased its colors, assuming responsibility of Mosul's reconstruction efforts from the 18th Eng. Bde. during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Station Marez, Wednesday, July 15.

  • VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 17, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks to SRTV's Sgt. Ashleigh Torres about the challenge of being Secretary of the Army during wartime.

  • Outgoing secretary lauds Soldiers, families, NCOs

    Jul 17, 2009

    In his last days as the Army's 20th secretary, Pete Geren opened up about issues he faced while serving, including the challenge of an ongoing war, advancing medical care for Soldiers, and the importance of families.

  • Injured Veterans Summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 16, 2009

    A little more than a year ago, the vehicle Mario Barragan was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb in AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Helmand Province. The blast killed one Soldier and severely wounded Barragan and a fellow Soldier. Barragan, along with two other Soldiers injured in the line of duty, attempted to summit 14,410 foot Mt. Rainier with more surgeries scheduled after the climb.

  • Hawaii Soldiers Spruce Up U.S.S. Missouri

    Jul 16, 2009

    Under a cloudless blue sky, more than 40 Soldiers from the 40th Quarter Master Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, took a trip back in time as they volunteered to help beautify the U.S.S. Missouri battleship Tuesday, here. The Soldiers performed a variety of tasks cleaning various areas of the ship, moving old equipment, and helping to replace the main deck. While the work itself may not have been fun, each volunteer was able to walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Q-West Soldiers compete in triathlon

    Jul 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - As the sun began to rise in the northern Iraqi sky, Capt. Peter Lewis, commander, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, briefed a group of Soldiers here June 28. The brief was not of routes or military maneuvers but a briefing for the first triathlon held in northern Iraq.

  • Sustainers Iraqis partner to build business initiatives

    Jul 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Coalition Soldiers will partner with local Iraqi business leaders to teach business skills at an extravaganza bazaar here July 4.

  • Transportation Soldiers double-up on safety

    Jul 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Col. Martin B. Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, tied green safety streamers to the guidons of two companies from the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here June 30.

  • U.S., Afghan Forces Medically Assist Wounded Insurgent

    Jul 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers medically evacuate an insurgent, who was wounded after attacking coalition forces.

  • Gunfight in Barge Matal, Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division fight insurgents in Nuristan, Afghanistan, duing Operation Mountain Fire

  • 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.

  • Container Management A Must

    Jul 15, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Grace Williams, Victory Base Complex Garrison Container Manager, recently attended a container management conference in Kuwait where she learned that the Department of Defense has spent more than 640 million dollars on the purchase and leasing of containers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Brig. Gen. Lally visits 49th Trans. Bn

    Jul 15, 2009

  • NCOs can resolve problems

    Jul 15, 2009

  • PLS vehicle: Backbone of distribution

    Jul 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Palletized Load System is odd looking but is touted as the vehicle backbone of the Army's distribution and resupply system.

  • NCOs need to practice what they preach

    Jul 15, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Sgt. 1st Class Jenny Anne Bright believes noncommissioned officers have to practice what they preach.

  • Army announces next Iraq rotation

    Jul 14, 2009

    Three division headquarters and eight brigade combat teams have been scheduled to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in the next rotation beginning this fall.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • Army's second oldest branch celebrates its 234th birthday

    Jul 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The Adjutant Generals Corps, the Army's "go-to" branch for nearly all things related to personnel, celebrated its 234th birthday here June 13 at an event hosted by 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers.

  • Sustainers partner to provide IA medic training

    Jul 14, 2009

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - An ongoing Sustainer partnership provided combat life saver skills to the Iraqi Army during a five day training course here June 15 - 19.

  • Deployed fathers take advantage of technology

    Jul 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - A deployed Soldier's toughest challenge may be separation from Families for an extended period of time, but many Soldiers here take advantage of the various forms of communication devices to remain in contact with their loved-ones in the states.

  • Joint Combined Exchange Training in Thailand

    Jul 13, 2009

    Special Forces Soldiers, or Green Berets, regularly conduct training with members of foreign nations. 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently dispatched a team to Thailand to conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training, or JCET.

  • Firefight in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces battle insurgents in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, July 12, during Operation Mountain Fire. (click to see more images.)

  • Medical Mountaineering

    Jul 13, 2009

    Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group conduct mountain medical training

  • Q-West opens new ammunition supply point operations center

    Jul 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - A small detachment of Soldiers at the ammunition supply point here said goodbye to their tiny "conex," or container express, and welcomed a new, air-conditioned building June 29.

  • I-BIZ owners, attorneys discuss Iraqi labor law

    Jul 13, 2009

    Business owners from the local Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone met to discuss Iraqi labor law, June 29.

  • Band Members Embark on a Historic Tour

    Jul 10, 2009

    Early the morning of June 25, 73 Soldiers drawn from the 56th Army Band, the 1st Cavalry Division Band, the 25th Infantry Division Band, and the 34th Infantry Division Band boarded a C-17 airplane and headed to Contingency Operating Base Basra on the first leg of the July Fourth Celebration Concert tour.

  • Fort Lewis Soldier nails down spot at 12th World Track and Field Championships

    Jul 9, 2009

    Give hammers to most people, and they'll pound a few nails. Mike Mai prefers to throw one far enough to reach the world championships. With his third-place finish in the hammer throw at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Ore., late last month, Mai secured a spot on the U.S. team for the 12th World Track and Field Championships Aug. 15 to 23 in Berlin.

  • 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.

  • Windy City NCO wants to be part of history

    Jul 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - "I want to be a part of history," said Staff Sgt. Ronald White, squad leader, 51st Transportation Company, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Hier at Al Asad

    Jul 9, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - There are approximately 20,000 dual military married couples in the Army today, where both partners must make sacrifices in service of their nation.

  • Soldiers hear message, address important issues to senior leader

    Jul 8, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, Multi-National Corps-Iraq Command Sergeant Major, visits servicemembers throughout Iraq to gain insight on the issues that they face.

  • Ground broken on Fort Lewis splash park, playground facility

    Jul 7, 2009

    Fort Lewis continued its expansion and enhancement of facilities June 24, breaking ground on a splash park, playground and multipurpose facility. All three will be affiliated with the new Child, Youth and School Services sports complex on main post.

  • 'it's nothing personal'

    Jul 7, 2009

    He might have gotten into the martial arts for the wrong reasons, but Louis Davis seems determined to finish his taekwondo career in the right way. "I started when I was about 14 years old," Davis said. "I learned everything backwards. At that time, I was a kid with a chip on my shoulders. "The man upstairs put martial arts in my path to prevent me from going down a very bad road." Instead, he chose a route that led him into the Army nearly 15 years ago. Now a 38-year-old sergeant with the 602nd Forward Support Company, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Davis is much nearer the end of his competitive athletic career than the beginning. This weekend, he will take part in the USA Taekwondo Senior National Championships in Austin, Texas.

  • Quartermaster Co. repair Soldiers' clothing

    Jul 7, 2009

  • Sustainers partner to improve Iraqi Army food service

    Jul 7, 2009

    CAMP UR, Iraq - Sustainers visited an Iraqi Army dining facility to observe the IA food operations and service here June 20.

  • Transportation Soldiers adapt to ever-changing mission

    Jul 7, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, 70th Transportation Company, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, have adapted to ever-changing mission requirements here.

  • NCOs need to look to the left

    Jul 7, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Sgt. Guillermo Martinez Quintana, a native of Mayaguez, P.R., says that every noncommissioned officer needs to look to his left.

  • M's celebrate Army's birthday with Fort Lewis Soldiers

    Jul 6, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Barnes walked toward the mound at Safeco Field, while approximately 25,000 spectators cheered him on. Within seconds, the ball left his hand and traveled 60 feet and 6 inches across home plate. The whole ceremonial process of throwing the first pitch at a Major League baseball game, including walking on and off the field, went as quickly as the fastball he threw.

  • NBA all-star shows his appreciation to Fort Lewis

    Jul 6, 2009

    Former University of Washington and current Portland Trailblazer star Brandon Roy, and Seattle Seahawk linebacker and first round draft pick Aaron Curry visited Fort Lewis to sign autographs, talk with fans and show their appreciation for Soldiers and their families.

  • Fort Lewis unit 'ready for anything'

    Jul 6, 2009

    The 'Outlaws' from 62nd Chemical Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion hone their skills at Yakima Training Center.