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  • Fort Lewis, prison share unique goal of restoring native prairie land

    Jul 6, 2009

    The relationship might be an unconventional one, but together Fort Lewis and the Stafford Creek Correctional Facility share a common goal - restoring native prairies. The grasses native to the prairies, which are primarily located at Fort Lewis, have been crowded out by invasive species. Stafford Creek offenders began the reintroduction process of indigenous prairie grasses by sowing five different types, while Fort Lewis will later receive the cells and plant them in an on-post nursery.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers learn about biometrics at JRTC

    Jul 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a biometrics class at the Joint Readiness Training Center as part of their training for the unit's upcoming deployment to Iraq. Biometrics is the science of using physiological features, such as fingerprints or irises, as a method of identification, said James Langston, the class instructor and JRTC field support engineer. In the field, said Langston, one of the key pieces of biometrical equipment is the Handheld, Interagency, Identity Detection Equipment, which debuted in 2004.

  • Fort Lewis obedience classes response to banned dog policy

    Jul 6, 2009

    An Army policy banning aggressive-breed dogs from on-post housing, coupled with the occasional dog attack occurring on Fort Lewis, led to The Pet Brigade's decision that it was time to do something. Two weeks ago, the Pet Brigade started offering dog obedience classes.

  • Commentary: Weight gain leads to new mission

    Jul 6, 2009

    It's funny how increased weight and poor conditioning can sneak up on you. It's even funnier that the solution can be right under your nose, if you just look for it.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade 'trained and ready'

    Jul 6, 2009

    Emboldened by thin coalition presence, strong tribal allegiances and radical doctrine that would return Afghanistan to seventh-century Shariah law, the Taliban has tightened its grip on the southern part of the country. But a U.S. force is en route to inconvenience the jihad. "We're going to the heart, the birthplace of the Taliban," said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Prosser, the senior enlisted Soldier of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. "(The Taliban) had better pray 10 times a day instead of five, because we're bringing a lot of folks with a lot of guns and we're bringing hell with us."

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade marks its departure for Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2009

    The six battalions and cavalry squadron that make up 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division formed on Watkins Field June 19, signaling the end of preparations for war by "the most advanced ground combat formation in history," according to their commander.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers harness new skills

    Jul 6, 2009

    An infantryman's long education isn't over when he graduates from his One Station Unit Training. There are a multitude of special skills unique to certain units that must be learned and practiced.

  • TF 1-161 Gulf War Veteran gives insight on Iraq's future during his final days in a familiar la

    Jul 6, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - "Go Long!" called out one member of the Washington National Guard's Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment as they broke out a football for a five-hour layover at Contingency Operating Base Speicher

  • Indiana Guard Soldiers bid farewell

    Jul 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 1538th Transportation Company from Elkhart, Ind. recently celebrated the end of their mission here.

  • Soldiers in Iraq enjoy taste of home over holiday weekend

    Jul 6, 2009

    Thousands of pizzas were served to Soldiers during the 4th of July celebration Saturday.

  • Journey's end: The father of a Fort Lewis Soldier finishes son's book after his death in c

    Jul 6, 2009

    The bond between a Fort Lewis Soldier and his father has survived death and become tangible in a unique book. The volume will soon join the growing number chronicling Iraq combat experiences, but "Last Journey: A Father and Son in Wartime" is different. The author sets the accounts of his son's concurrent military, intellectual and internal lives in the biography of a truly exceptional Soldier, adding his own narrative to his son's original e-mails and journal entries. In a literal labor of love, Darrell Griffin Sr., the father of a former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division staff sergeant, finished the book he started in collaboration with the son he lost in Iraq. For his research and seeking closure for his grief, he made an improbable trip to Iraq to the Sadr City street where his son died.

  • Army celebrates, Soldiers reflect

    Jul 5, 2009

    The oldest and youngest Soldier assigned to I Corps, Multi-National Corps-Iraq compare their experiences.

  • Colbert goes 'commando' for a week

    Jul 5, 2009

    Stephen Colbert visits Baghdad to film "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" as a part of his USO tour.

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jul 5, 2009

    Story highlights new Army suicide prevention program

  • Transporters wrap up tour in Iraq

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1538th Transportation Company conducted their final mission on June 5, wrapping up a successful 12-month deployment, and marked the end of their deployment with a transfer of authority ceremony here June 25.

  • 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.

  • 404th AFSB shows Stryker brigade that 'Sustain to Win' is way of life

    Jun 30, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - There are no "big box stores" in the desert. So what does a commander do when his unit is facing a show-stopping maintenance glitch' Who's a leader to call' Not Ghostbusters. They won't make house calls

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • From academia to the Arsenal: 22 interns get Army experience at RIA

    Jun 30, 2009

    Interns from throughout the country are learning to work for one of the most important organizations in the world ... the U.S. Army. As 22 college students are learning, the Minority College Relations Program is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • Green Berets lead Parade

    Jun 30, 2009

    The City of Yelm, Wash. annually hosts a gathering of residents. The beginning of this celebration is a parade that proceeds down the main street of the community.

  • Max visits Taji's Tenn. Guardsmen

    Jun 30, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Terry "Max" Haston, the Tennessee Army National Guard assistant to the adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Breece, the Tenn. ARNG senior enlisted leader, visited Soldiers from the 776th Maintenance Company here May 27.

  • Athletic NCO pushes Soldier care

    Jun 30, 2009

  • Alaska's Sherpas sustain Coalition forces across Iraq

    Jun 30, 2009

    Twenty-eight Alaska Guardsmen, flying C-23 Sherpa aircraft, deliver cargo and transport service members around Iraq every day to sustain Coalition forces.

  • Quartermaster Co. completes mission

    Jun 30, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The 590th Quartermaster Company from Fort Drum, N.Y., a field service company deployed here in March 2008, transferred its authority to the 855th QM Co., from South Bend, Ind., June 12.

  • 287th Sustainment Brigade Begins MRAP Rollover Training

    Jun 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Knowing what to expect and how to react during a vehicle rollover were the learning objectives of the 287th Sustainment Brigade's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Egress Training here May 29

  • The Mobile Redistribution Team saves taxpayer dollars

    Jun 29, 2009

    JOINT SECURITY STATION LOYALTY, Iraq - As part of the responsible drawdown of forces in Iraq, leaders are presented with a number of challenges. One of these challenges is, 'what do we do with all this stuff''

  • Iraqi logisticians 3d ESC leaders discuss operations

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Iraqi Army and 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary leaders from across Iraq met here to discuss current and future operations of Iraqi Army supply and maintenance systems June 23.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq

    Jun 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It was the third charge, the third explosion of a roadside bomb that took off his leg. The last time Sgt. Christopher A. Burrell was in Iraq he was pulled from a burning vehicle in Sadr City, a neighborhood in Baghdad. A tourniquet applied by another Soldier saved his life, but a nurse here at the Air Force Theater Hospital had to break the tragic news-his left leg was gone, taken by an explosively formed projectile.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEK CANDIDATES FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • Army Evaluation Task Force Soldiers Test New Systems During STX

    Jun 25, 2009

    Story is about two days of a two-week company STX to run battle scenarios using high-tech Future Combat Systems equipment. Both days included media on the battlefield training for the company commanders. Story also mentions that FCS is changing its name to Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization. Four photos of field training are included.

  • Medics turn aid station into Afghan emergency room

    Jun 25, 2009

    Outside Forward Operating Base Blessing, combat medics serving with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, spend every morning combing through a crowd of sick or injured Afghans desperate for medical attention.

  • 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".

  • IP receives QM Co assistance help provide aid to local Iraqis

    Jun 24, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The 639th Quartermaster Company, an element of Montana Army National Guard from Libby, Kalispell and Havre, Mont., have a unique mission building Iraqi civil capacity one vehicle at a time

  • Transporters bring favorite past time to Iraq

    Jun 23, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Corn-hole toss, a favorite mid-western U.S. game, has become a popular past time for the Indiana National Guard Soldiers based here.

  • Guardsman NCO believes in education

    Jun 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard's Sgt. 1st Class Christine Viene believes in military education, and has put her belief into practice during this deployment.

  • Alabama Soldier serves in third war

    Jun 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - A lot has changed since Sgt. 1st Class Hershel Mayfield was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Alabama, served 39 years with the 158th Maintenance Company, Alabama Army National Guard.

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

    Filling the seats of the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Friday, 274 Sergeants Major Nonresident Course (NRC) students ended an educational trek that took some almost two years to complete. The ceremony marked the culmination of long-distance instruction that parallels that of the resident course curriculum, but is designed for those master sergeants, first sergeants, sergeant majors and command sergeant majors whose jobs or career paths made it difficult to complete the nine-month resident course.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers in Iraq celebrate Army Birthday, reflect on changes

    Jun 22, 2009

    Soldiers with I Corps, MultiNational Corps-Iraq, celebrated the Army's 234th birthday along with the rest of the Army. At the festivities the youngest and oldest Soldiers in the corps headquarters discussed the contrasts and similarities in their Army experiences.

  • Fort Lewis children celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 22, 2009

    Children on Fort Lewis celebrated a birthday on June 19- the Army's 234th birthday. Child development centers throughout post planned book readings, obstacle courses and other fun events. The favorite part was, of course, the birthday cake.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers celebrate 234 years of Army history

    Jun 22, 2009

    Fort Leiws Soldiers gathered at the annual Army ball to celebrate 234 years of Army history. Appropriately in the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, I Corps announced the winners of the Soldier and NCO of the Year competitions at the ball.

  • NCO lives up to Creed by being positive influence

    Jun 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Walter J. Ashcraft believes a noncommissioned officer should be a positive influence and care for their Soldiers.

  • Brig. Gen. Lally tours CRSP and bids farewell to 259th CSSB Soldiers

    Jun 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, commanding general of the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary, from Fort Knox, Ky., toured the central receiving and shipping point and the 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion headquarters building to evaluate improvements and procedures here June 7.

  • Fixing up old stuff

    Jun 22, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - An Elizabethton, Tenn., unit has demonstrated commitment to the Security Agreement by fixing humvees being transferred to the Government of Iraq.

  • Sustainers certify in MRAP training

    Jun 22, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Two Soldiers of Foxtrot Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion from Terrell, Texas, were taught the Caiman Field Level Maintenance - New Equipment Training course on a Caiman Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle by civilian contractors during a five day course here.

  • Father son serve together by chance during Iraq deployments

    Jun 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Deploying to a combat zone often means spending time away from family and loved ones. But for one father-son pair here, deployment meant seeing a lot more of one another.

  • Finance High Rollers holding it down

    Jun 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The "High Rollers" of the 208th Financial Management Company from Mannheim, Germany provide most of the battlefield finance support to Soldiers and civilians throughout central Iraq.

  • 259TH CSSB transfers authority to 80th Ordnance Battalion

    Jun 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Battalion assumed authority from the 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion during a transfer of authority ceremony here June 17.

  • Fort Lewis brigade driving safety effort targets family readiness group

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis brigade brought in local police and on-post safety experts to drive home the importance of safe driving to a group of family members.

  • Fort Lewis deployment fair helps empower families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Only a few weeks remain before 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan. Fort Lewis is determined to make sure their families are prepared.

  • From helmets to hard hats

    Jun 19, 2009

    Soldiers with the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion help build homes in Tacoma for Habitat for Humanity.

  • Madigan hosts three-day military child summit

    Jun 19, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center leaders brought together 250 health care professionals earlier this month for a three-day Military Child and Adolescent Summit at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. The summit, themed "Frontline Responders: Coming Together for Our Military Youth" assembled military and civilian child subject-matter experts from more than 25 states and three countries to promote discussion, share perspectives, identify resources and encourage public engagement.

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • MPs return after 15 months in Iraq

    Jun 19, 2009

    Soldiers from 42nd Military Police Brigade reunited with families during a ceremony at Fort Lewis' Soldiers Field House, following a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Soldier rushes to dying man's aid after shooting

    Jun 19, 2009

    A Fort Lewis specialist headed toward the sound of gunfire at Lakewood, Wash. store, his instincts and training leading him to help the wounded.

  • Steady pace wins race

    Jun 19, 2009

    Eighteen teams of Soldiers from Fort Lewis took part in the military team competition at the annual Sound to Narrows road race over a hilly course in Tacoma, Wash.

  • Stryker unit gives new gunnery training system first Armywide test run

    Jun 19, 2009

    A prodigious U.S. Army battlefield capability recently got cheaper and more lethal. The first Advanced Gunnery Training System for the Stryker Mobile Gun System was unveiled June 5 at Fort Lewis' Battle Command Training Center by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker unit begins its rotation at JRTC

    Jun 19, 2009

    The dull roar of engines helped punctuate the arrival of Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as offloading began at Fort Polk's rail head on June 3. Soldiers have been receiving vehicles shipped from the Northwest and preparing them for the brigade's rotation through the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Precautions key to water safety

    Jun 19, 2009

    On May 17, nine Fort Lewis Soldiers and a child spent the afternoon rafting down the Nisqually River in Thurston County. As the current picked up speed and the three rafts pushed against a pile of logs, they capsized. Everyone but Pfc. Robert Wheatley Jr., 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade, made it to the shore. Warming weather might be pleasant, but it brings the need to be more vigilant near the water. The summer sun draws a large number of excited residents, tired of the winter rain, to local rivers, beaches and lakes. American Lake on Fort Lewis provides Soldiers and their families with an inexpensive getaway where children can splash around in the water and parents can test out their boating skills

  • UW course helps prep officer for nation building in Afghanistan

    Jun 19, 2009

    Jonathan Pan spent the last several months developing a boat-cleaning business through a course offered at the University of Washington - time and money well spent for most, but well out of the ordinary for an active-duty Army captain. With only a few weeks left until he deploys with the Special Troops Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, many might wonder how the class prepared Pan for 12 months in southern Afghanistan.

  • Service common among Fort Lewis scholarship winners

    Jun 19, 2009

    Eighteen outstanding family members were recipients of the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships. They were recognized May 29 at the Family Resource Center at the annual awards ceremony. Also present to add to the festivities was the Lakes High School Junior ROTC Color Guard and the 56th Army Band Jazz Trio.

  • COIST staffs play crucial role on today's complex battlefield

    Jun 19, 2009

    On today's complex battlefield, company commanders make decisions quickly - and that is sometimes difficult without a staff trained to analyze the constant flow of information. As a result of a concept developed by Col. Harry D. Tunnell IV, the commander of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the company commanders in his maneuver battalions will have more of the resources they need to make timely, effective decisions.

  • U.S. Soldiers Struggle to Save Afghan Boy

    Jun 19, 2009

    1st Infantry Division combat medics fight to save a 15-year-old boys life in Konar province, Afghanistan.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH JUMPS WITH THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOR HIS 85TH BIRTHDAY

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Q-West Guardsmen deploy with Family

    Jun 17, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Serving in Iraq is a Family affair for many Washington Army National Guard Soldiers in Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment here.

  • Knights at Turkish border improve convoy facility

    Jun 16, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - There are three ways that most U.S. Army supplies enter Iraq: by air, by sea through Kuwait, or by convoy through Turkey. On the Turkish border in northern Iraq is a small Army convoy support center run by Logistical Task Force Alpha, 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Before you throw that away

    Jun 16, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Night vision devices with a combined price tag of nearly $59,000. Saddle assembly gun mounts valued at more than $22,000. Armor for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle totaling approximately $10,000.

  • Scorpions build new stock control and transportation office

    Jun 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 351st Ordnance Company and the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, along with the Department of Public Works here, built a new stock control and transportation office at the "Scorpion" ammunition supply point.

  • Indiana Guardsmen reinforce critical training skills

    Jun 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Training is critical in developing and maintaining the skills and discipline needed for Soldiers in order to have a successful safe mission- whether in a training exercise or deployment to a combat zone.

  • ISF section turns new corner

    Jun 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The Iraqi Security Forces section of the 10th Sustainment Brigade here said it has shifted away from its role as trainers to the Iraqi Army and is now in the early mentorship phase of its partnership with them.

  • Sustainers Shaykh reach out to Bedouin Families

    Jun 15, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq -Soldiers have reduced rock throwing incidents by children here over the last few months by participating in civil military operations and educating Bedouin families about the "safety first" campaign.

  • 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.

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

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

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • USASMA seeks input on name change

    Jun 11, 2009

    The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • California Guardsmen grapple in unit's first combatives training

    Jun 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Thirty-nine National Guard Soldiers spent a week grappling other in the first Army combatives level-1 course offered at the 1st Battalion, 185th Armor Regiment here May 4 to May 11.

  • WA ARNG ATAG visits Q-West Guardsman

    Jun 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard leader's- Brig. Gen. Gordon Toney, assistant adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Lee-visited National Guard Soldiers here May 28.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TO JUMP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH

    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • 602nd Maint. Co. Soldiers repair humvees for transfer to Iraqi security forces

    Jun 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Since April 2008, a handful of Soldiers here tested brakes, turned wrenches and inspected parts to ensure nearly 1,800 humvees were ready for their next mission.

  • Water bottling plant opens, begins production in southern Iraq

    Jun 9, 2009

    Leaders from the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary and Oasis International Waters, Inc., opened a water bottling and purification plant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, June 8.

  • New dental clinic opens at Q-West

    Jun 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - After nearly a year of planning, building and furnishing, the Q-West Dental Clinic opened its doors here May 23.

  • Sustainment Leaders met with Al Ghizi Shaykh

    Jun 9, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Key leaders from the 287th Sustainment Brigade enjoyed a lunch with Shaykh Ali Mohamed Al Manshed of the Al Ghizi tribe in Al Manshed village May 21.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Soldiers switch from Arabic to Pashtu

    Jun 8, 2009

    The Department of the Army changed the mission of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Iraq to Afghanistan as it deployed in February for its mission-readiness exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

    The traditions of service in the Army sometimes seem a bit disconnected from this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in. But those traditions became part of the fabric of the Army for very practical reasons. We should be very careful about turning away from those hard-earned lessons.

  • Senator visits predeployment fair

    Jun 8, 2009

    Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell visited a predeployment fair on Fort Lewis. The fairs have been set up as a way to consolidate all the information and contacts Soldiers and their families need, prior to operational deployments.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • Fort Lewis proficiency jump a family affair

    Jun 8, 2009

    To the 152 Soldiers in the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company, jumping out of an aircraft is just another day at the office. But the feeling isn't so routine to family members watching the 20 seconds creep by as their Soldiers jump out of planes and land safely on the ground. The company, part of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, performed the airborne proficiency jump May 19 at Rogers Drop Zone. Family members looked on as Soldiers stepped out of C-23 Sherpa transport airplanes and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. According to Wear, wife of 1st Sgt. John Wear, about 30 family members and a few dogs braved the cold, wet weather to support their Soldiers.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • 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.