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  • 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.

  • Soldiers open key travel route to Iraqi public

    Jun 8, 2009

    Coalition forces opened two lanes of traffic along Main Supply Route Tampa for use by Iraqi travelers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Dunwoody Popps visit Joint Base Balad

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the commanding general of Army Materiel Command, and Mr. Dean G. Popps, the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology visited Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 4-5.

  • Iraqi Army Director of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering visits 3d ESC

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Staff Maj. Gen. Muniem, Iraqi Army Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Brig. Gen. Nabeel, EME deputy, visited the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary here Tuesday, to observe U.S. military practices and processes for maintenance and repair parts sustainment operations.

  • IA Preventative Medicine Team tours Adder's DFAC

    Jun 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -Visitors from the Iraqi Army's preventative health and food preparation teams, 10th Division Iraqi Army toured the dining facility here April 28.

  • Paving the Road to Reconstruction

    Jun 6, 2009

  • Lonestar State Sustainers train on MRAPs

    Jun 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Texas Army National Guard Soldiers of Foxtrot Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, were taught the driver's training course on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle here May 2.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 5, 2009

    From inception, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question why' Maybe where' or when' - but never why. However, in today's battlefield, why' is more important than ever. "If Soldiers want to know, 'Why are the children throwing rocks at us'' and 'Why are they rocketing us'' That's what we do," said Leslie Kayanan, team leader of the Human Terrain System team assigned to the 34th Inf. Div.

  • Army Spouse Sets the Standard for Fitness

    Jun 4, 2009

    A military spouse, personal trainer and mother may be a lot to juggle for one woman but Christina Mace also challenged Hawaii's top female bodybuilders. During the 2009 Armed Forces Hawaii Military Bodybuilding Championship, she joined more than 40 participants vying for the title of champion.

  • Hawaii Soldier saves woman from drowning

    Jun 4, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 2, 2009)- "She looked dead, to be honest. She was turning blue and I couldn't find a pulse." Friday, May 29, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ian Stewart was eating breakfast in the Plaza Hotel restaurant, near Honolulu International Airport, after completing physical training with his unit, the 544th Transportation Detachment at Hickam Air Force Base. Stewart arrived in Hawaii two weeks earlier from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait, and took action to save a drowning woman from the hotel pool.

  • Transportation Soldiers combat mid-tour fatigue

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers in the 70th Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, are combating mid-tour fatigue with up-to-date combat training here

  • Iraqi Army, Taji Sustainers foster education at local Iraqi school

    Jun 4, 2009

    SALAH AD-DIN PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 10th Sustainment Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 36th Iraqi Army Brigade delivered donated school supplies to the Al Mustaqbal School, located in the town of 50 Dar North, here May 3.

  • Trans NCO re-enlistment, a memory of a lifetime

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For one transportation Soldier from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, her re-enlistment ceremony here was a memorable one.

  • Sustainer leadership sustaining momentum

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary, handed over the reins of leadership during a ceremony here May 22.

  • Sustainers remember

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sustainers honored fallen U.S. Service Members during a Memorial Day ceremony here May 25.

  • Knights hold NCO Induction

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Forty-six new noncommissioned officers were officially inducted into the corps of noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here May 16.

  • Soldiers discuss future of Iraq medical logistic operations

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Approximately 80 Soldiers from across Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States met for a biannual medical logistics conference here May 19-21.

  • 419th CSSB supports security agreement

    Jun 3, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - As the U.S. closes combat outposts in urban areas to comply with the U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement, many Coalition units across Iraq will work harder to deal with increased movement of troops and equipment.

  • Sustainers setting new goals to quit smoking

    Jun 3, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Several Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here have a determination to quit smoking before redeploying this summer.

  • 391st CSSB hands over reins

    Jun 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion transferred authority to the 264th CSSB during a ceremony here, May 25.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

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    May 28, 2009

  • Running to stay fit in Iraq

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A group of the Fort Hood, Texas based Soldiers participated in the 5.53-mile run at Victory Base Complex.

  • Sustainers selected for Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    May 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Six Sustainer noncommissioned officers joined the exclusive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Thursday. According to its Fort Knox website, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club recognizes those NCOs "who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat ready Army. Members exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for Families of Soldiers."

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

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