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  • Cargo transfer Soldiers earn combat patch

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq -- Soldiers from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, received their combat patch supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at a ceremony in the company's motor pool here, April 18.

  • Speicher Trans. Soldiers conquer Knights' quarter board

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Twelve Soldiers from seven battalions around northern Iraq competed for the title of 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Quarter title during a board here April 22.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 6, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Coalition forces will return part of Main Supply Route Tampa here to the Iraqi government this summer.

  • Connelly Awards recognize best in Army food service

    May 4, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from around the globe gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta, April 4, to recognize the Army's finest food service professionals at the 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Orange County's Hollowell rocks Q-West

    May 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - The rock band, Hollowell, jammed for Soldiers at the Favors Outdoor Theater here April 10, in the first outdoor show of the year at this remote Army logistics base in northern Iraq.

  • Highland Games in the Desert'

    Apr 30, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Lone star State Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment (Task Force Avalanche), caused vehicle and pedestrian traffic jams here during their much anticipated Tartan Day festival, April 6.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Charlie Daniels Band performs at Q-West

    Apr 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - The Devil went down to Q-West, with Charlie Daniels in tow, during a live performance for more than 600 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here April 18.

  • Finance Soldiers help fellow finance Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Mannheim, Germany based 208th Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade arrived here in January and took control of one of the largest financial disbursing operation in Iraq.

  • Taji Sustainers inducted into NCO corps

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Fifty Soldiers from Irvine, California's 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were inducted into the noncommissioned officers corps during a ceremony here March 27.

  • THE 'WRIGHT' example for an NCO

    Apr 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sgt. Cleveland Wright, native of Savannah, Ga., and supply sergeant for the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, motivated 35 Soldiers who were enrolled in the company's remedial physical training program since arriving here in June 2008.

  • Transportation Soldiers train sister brigade company

    Apr 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Army motor vehicle instructors from the Fort Knox, Ky., based 233rd Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, trained 20 Soldiers on the heavy equipment transport system here April 14.

  • Engineers Train for Success in Hawaii

    Apr 28, 2009

    A platoon of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, donned their combat gear, climbed aboard humvees and prepared to roll out for their mission April 23 during a training exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soldiers honed their combat capabilities on the road as they prepare themselves against the threat of improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire downrange in Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony, Wednesday at the Hale Ikena here, and also recognized two Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients. Four new members were inducted into SAMC, which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) throughout the Army.

  • Combat Sustainment Soldiers Train For Deployment

    Apr 28, 2009

    One year ago, Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned from a long deployment in Iraq. No strangers to training, the Soldiers traveled to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in April to hone their war fighting capabilities for any future deployments.

  • 'Voices of Men' Informs, Educates Hawaii Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2009

    To the music of "Eye of the Tiger," the feminist, activist Ben Atherton-Zeman took the spotlight at 9th Mission Support Command Auditorium April 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to raise awareness about sexual assault. As part of the nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials have developed initiatives and unconventional teaching methods to help prevent sexual assault.

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Germany-based Sustainers master battalion board

    Apr 28, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - For many Soldiers in the Army, it's a familiar drill: Knock loudly three times on the door, listen for "Enter!" and next thing you know, a command sergeant major and four first sergeants are staring you down.

  • Logisticians exchange reins of 402nd AFSB

    Apr 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Col. Brian R. Haebig assumed command of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade during a change-of-command ceremony here March 21.

  • Mannheim Sustainers return to the road again

    Apr 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The 68th Transportation Company, from Mannheim, Germany, served as a Logistics Training and Advisory Team with the mission to train, advise, and mentor the Iraqi Army's General Transport Regiment from Sept. 2008 through Feb. 2009

  • Local Iraqis bond with California, Tennessee guardsmen

    Apr 28, 2009

    DEBECKA, Iraq - California and Tennessee guardsmen from Contingency Operating Base Q-West brought soccer balls, school supplies and medical attention to one Iraqi family here April 1.

  • 'Bushmasters' curb their enthusiasm

    Apr 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, made noticeable improvements, like curbs and painted logos, to their company area here April 10.

  • Sustainers, PRT bring joy to Iraqi kids

    Apr 27, 2009

    MUTHANNA PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition Soldiers from the 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted two civil military operation missions here April 13, bringing the joy of toys and school supplies to over 225 Iraqi children.

  • Ordnance Soldiers Save 'Skunk Werks'

    Apr 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - When Soldiers of the 602nd Maintenance Co. leave Iraq this summer they'll be taking a piece of history with them: the "Skunk Werks" welding shop from here.

  • Finance Soldiers join the NCO Corps

    Apr 25, 2009

    CAMP STRYKER, Iraq - The Stryker Finance Office promoted four outstanding and motivated Soldiers to the noncommissioned officer corps here in February.

  • Memorial Service Honors Fallen 3d ESC Soldier

    Apr 25, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Over 300 U.S. Soldiers of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) mourned the loss of fellow soldier, Spc. Daniel Jay Beard, 24, in a memorial service at the Memorial Hall here, April 10.

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Support battalion hosts redeployment conference

    Apr 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Approximately 180 Soldiers from across Iraq attended a two-day redeployment conference hosted by the 840th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion here March 25 and 26.

  • Guardsmen are taking steps to help troops find employment

    Apr 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - With economic challenges in the United States, it has been daunting for many National Guard Soldiers here thinking about whether or not they will have a job when they return home.

  • Iraqi Logistics gains momentum toward self- Sustainment

    Apr 21, 2009

    KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq - The Kirkush Military Training Base Logistics Training Advisory Team, consisting of Soldiers from the 602nd Support Maintenance Company, 356th Quartermaster Company and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have been mentoring the Kirkush Repair and Maintenance Company of the 5th Iraqi Army in Diyala province since Dec. 2008.

  • Sustainers, Iraqi Army: A profile of partnership

    Apr 21, 2009

    CAMP MEJID, Iraq - Sustainers and the Iraqi Army continue a training and advisory mission focused on the Al Asad medium workshop here.

  • Sustainers keep Normandy water running

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE NORMANDY, Iraq - Many Soldiers take clean uniforms, showers or hand washing stations in a dining facility for granted. All these privileges transpire from one source - clean water.

  • NCO Paints to Relax

    Apr 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - When Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, isn't training his medics to save lives, he trains to inflict injury on his enemies, under a form of fighting called Bujinkan Ninjutsu.

  • Sustainers receive combat lifesaver extreme training

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For 40 Soldiers here, this was combat lifesaver training with a new twist, a combat lifesaver extreme, from April 6 to 9.

  • Puerto Rican cargo transfer company completes deployment

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 268th Cargo Transportation Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, completed a successful ten-month deployment during a transfer of authority ceremony here April 1.

  • For Fort Lewis Soldiers, testing helps 'keep up the fire'

    Apr 17, 2009

    Light years away from sequential field problems with linear training scenarios, the Manchus tested all systems at once on Fort Lewis' Range 74 and Regenburg mock city for the past two weeks. Three-day, round-the-clock training events focused on the platoons, but simultaneously tested staffs at all levels across 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.

  • Fort Lewis official aims to reduce crime

    Apr 17, 2009

  • Commentary - small measures can yield big energy savings

    Apr 17, 2009

    We take energy for granted. When you flip the switch, the lights come on. When the thermostat reaches the red line, you hear the hum of a distant fan and warm air blows out of the grate. For much of the world's population - and even for parts of the U.S. - that isn't the way it is. Energy is a limited commodity. There is only so much to go around in any area. When demand exceeds production, something has to give. In many places that means almost daily "brown outs," where the flow of electricity is intermittent or irregular.

  • I Corps deputy commander tasked with overseeing drawdown in Iraq

    Apr 17, 2009

    Having been on the job in Iraq for a little more than a week, the I Corps deputy commanding general for sustainment faces a daunting task as she looks to the August 2010 date set by the president for the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • E85 fuel moves Fort Lewis closer to sustainability goal

    Apr 17, 2009

    What if you could fill your gas tank with a fuel that was largely produced in the U.S. and that reduced emissions' Would you do it' Well, if you drive a General Services Administration government vehicle on Fort Lewis, there's a better than 50-50 chance that you can. Of the approximately 950 vehicles under a gross weight of 8,500 pounds in the post's GSA inventory, roughly half are "flex fuel" capable.

  • USO honors Madigan commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    Major General Patricia Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center, was recognized April 7 as the recipient of the 2009 USO military Woman of the Year award.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • 154th Transportation Company repositioned to Afghanistan

    Apr 16, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A transportation company here was moved from Iraq to Afghanistan on April 14, marking the second time in three weeks a 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) unit has moved directly from one combat theater to another.

  • Soldiers receives specialized computer training in Q-West

    Apr 15, 2009

  • Sustainers host EO training

    Apr 15, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Equal Opportunity office of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an EO leaders training for noncommissioned officers and lieutenants from all over Iraq here March 15 - 20.

  • Platoon sergeant keeps medics up to speed

    Apr 15, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 16th Sustainment Brigade, trains his Soldiers weekly to ensure their skills meet military, civilian and real-world requirements.

  • Sustainers protect themselves, Iraqi wildlife

    Apr 13, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - An Army vaccination program to protect service members and local wildlife from rabies has been going on here and throughout Iraq for more than two and a half years

  • The Hasbuns: Far from home yet close together

    Apr 13, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - "When I first met her, I hated her," said Sgt. Michael B. Hasbun, a native of Miami, Fla., and noncommissioned officer in charge of stock control, 23rd Ordnance Company. The Hasbuns met when Michael transferred into Staff Sgt. Judith M. Hasbun's platoon. They realized they had a lot in common, from being prior-service Marines to both going through a divorce.

  • Personnel sergeant re-enlists during the Year of NCO

    Apr 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For Sgt. Carlos A. Santiago, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., re-enlisting in front of the 16th Sustainment Brigade headquarters here, March 18, was one he wouldn't forget. The ceremony was memorable because he was re-enlisting on his birthday, and also the Army's "Year of the NCO."

  • Soldiers bring laughter, education to local Iraqi schools

    Apr 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Military Operations team visited Al Soonobar School in Dhi Qar Province recently, as part of an ongoing effort to read to school children, foster good will and hand out school supplies.

  • West Point grads observe 'Founder's Day'

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - The 'Long Gray Line' from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., stretched to this logistics base in northern Iraq during an observance of 'Founder's Day' here March 15.

  • NCO publishes poetry book 'From Within' while deployed

    Apr 12, 2009

    Sgt. JoAnna Menzie Davis, the NCOIC of awards for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, set some personal goals during her deployment here - one of which included publishing a book of poetry.

  • Q-West Soldiers take first step to become warrant officers

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Several Soldiers took their first steps to becoming a warrant officer during a warrant officer recruitment seminar here, March 21.

  • An obstacle no more

    Apr 10, 2009

    Sometimes the best way to overcome an obstacle is to eliminate it altogether. That was the motivation for the 38th Engineer Company last week as they blasted holes in concrete walls during a rare company-sized concrete breach familiarization exercise at Fort Lewis.

  • Runner proves he's no fool

    Apr 10, 2009

    Before he headed out to the race, Shannon Swords grabbed his cross country shoes with the half-inch spikes - just in case. It might have been April 1, but Swords proved that he was no fool. That little extra traction helped Swords conquer a slick five-kilometer course at Soldiers Field House in 18 minutes, 48.1 seconds in the first of three events in the annual Fort Lewis Intramural Cross Country Series. He crossed the finish line nearly three minutes ahead of Jeremy Kerfoot in second place.

  • Current Soldier, future coach

    Apr 10, 2009

    His past and future could intersect in the present. On Monday, Mark Knight of Fort Lewis will travel to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to take the reins as head coach of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team at its trial camp. Less than two years from his retirement as a Soldier, the 43-year-old Knight could be auditioning for his second career.

  • Quick-thinking Fort Lewis Soldier saves young girl

    Apr 10, 2009

    Military heroes these days are mostly associated with performing extraordinary feats in combat. But one Fort Lewis Soldier earned the title, along with an Army Commendation Medal, by reacting to a crisis while driving home at the end of a typical duty day.

  • Dunwoody praises Fort Lewis logistics support

    Apr 10, 2009

    Handshakes and pats on the back were the minimum requirements that brought a senior logistician to Fort Lewis last week - the commanding general of Army Materiel Command and the first woman to earn four stars in the history of the U.S. Army. Letters and e-mails weren't enough to carry Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's message from the Beltway. Dunwoody said she felt compelled to make her first trip from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Fort Lewis last week to say thank-you first-hand to her subordinates and logistics associates for their efforts and dedication.

  • Fort Lewis parents get questions answered at Parent University

    Apr 10, 2009

    It takes three years for most Soldiers to recover from the trauma of their experiences in Iraq. That's one thing Fort Lewis couples learned from keynote speaker Dr. Michael A. Colson during the 12th annual Parent University April 4 at Evergreen Elementary School.

  • Commentary: Here's to those senior NCOs - best of the best

    Apr 10, 2009

    There isn't a single Soldier in the Army, officer or enlisted, who hasn't been profoundly affected by a senior NCO. Whether it was a tough platoon sergeant who guided a young lieutenant through the pitfalls of leadership, a master sergeant who served as mentor and example for a staff section, or a command sergeant major who served as trusted friend and adviser to a senior commander, everyone in the Army can point back at a senior NCO who played a central role in success.

  • Logisticians pursue citizenship while serving in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pfc. Elmer Alfonso Alvarado Salinas, of Takoma Park, Md., was one of 251 Soldiers representing 65 countries, sworn-in as American citizens at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, March 3.

  • 'Bravo' maintenance supports combat operations

    Apr 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Bravo company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion, maintenance section Soldiers work hard to maintain their company vehicles. With more than 40 mission capable vehicles, they work with operators to perform annual services and everyday maintenance, while working long hours to ensure their equipment is mission capable.

  • 8 Airmen assist and advise 11 fuel farms in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Air Force Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Detachment here provides assistance and advice to the Army's command and conducts staff assistance visits to support operations at fuel sites across Iraq.

  • 3d ESC chaplains renew at Jacob's well

    Apr 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplains from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered together for Jacob's Well, an event for fellowship, training and spiritual fitness, here March 24 - 25.

  • Colorado Soldiers Recognizes Their Own

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Members of the Denver, Colo., based 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gathered outside their company headquarters to recognize eight Soldiers during a promotion and awards ceremony here on March 6.

  • Female Soldier pushes herself and others

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Spc. Patricia Mathis, 506th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, pushes her body past its limits to run in marathons and to compete in physically challenging events like the recent "Sustainer Challenger" at Joint Base Balad, March 18 to 19.

  • Eagles' pay for the troops

    Apr 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Delta Detachment, 101st Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, out of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Ky., has led the way providing financial support in the Baghdad area: Forward Operating Bases Victory and Liberty.

  • Unsung heroes keep Soldiers moving in Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    There's an Army standard, then there's the Highlander standard. For the mechanics of the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Spokane, Wash., keeping vehicles on roads for their perspective companies is their only purpose and they fulfill it with near perfection

  • Hotel Company, 1-161 Infantry Soldiers' maiden voyage to Scania.

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA - "You see the lights up ahead' That's Scania," said Sgt. 1st Class Elwin Farnsworth to an obviously impatient and haggard crew.

  • Sustainers welcome 63rd RRC to JBB

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) welcomed 98 Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command to their ranks here, March 20.

  • West Texas Meets Middle-East

    Apr 6, 2009

    AL ANBAR, Iraq - The Texas Army National Guard engaged the Iraqi Army - not on the battlefield, but on a poolside patio here, March 29. The Lubbock, Texas based 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment "Task Force Avalanche" hosted members of the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division to a Texas style barbecue topped-off with country music and electrical flares.

  • Shaykh gets down to business

    Apr 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sheik Shehab Ahmed Saleh Al-tmime has been running a non-tactical vehicle business on Joint Base Balad since August 2008. The business provides local nationals with jobs while providing a service to service members on base.

  • Transportation Soldiers use construction skills

    Apr 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers here have learned to take frequent moves in stride by using the opportunity to improve their wood-working, construction and painting skills.

  • Speicher Transporters train to stay safe

    Apr 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • An Army-Issued Marriage

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Since 2001, multiple deployments have put a strain on Army Families, and two-Soldier marriages are no different.

  • Safety Awareness raised at local Iraqi elementary school

    Mar 31, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs Team and the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment visited Al Nwares Elementary School in Dhi Qar province, March 11.

  • Army repositions Soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 100th Brigade Support Battalion here was repositioned to southern Afghanistan on March 28, where they will provide sustainment and distribution support to Coalition forces.

  • Young Fort Lewis athlete special, indeed

    Mar 26, 2009

    C.J. Meadows, 10, wins gold medals in individual skills basketball competition at 2009 Washington state Special Olympics winter games in Wenatchee

  • Top athlete award goes to former post runner

    Mar 26, 2009

    A talented distance runner who established his credentials at Fort Lewis before moving on has been named 2008 Army Male Athlete of the Year.

  • Evangelist's daughter delivers message of hope

    Mar 26, 2009

    Hundreds of women filled the North Fort Chapel for the Protestant Women of the Chapel Spring Conference, titled, "Ignite the flame in your heart that will bring real hope and everlasting peace." Anne Graham Lotz, founder of Angel Ministries and daughter of evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, was the guest speaker.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers test language skills

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Lewis language center becomes Iraqi village for a day as students sharpen understanding of culture

  • New base tribute to fallen hero

    Mar 26, 2009

    Soldiers with 571st Sapper Company name facility after 14th Engineer Battalion NCO killed in February

  • Lessons in the desert sun

    Mar 26, 2009

    It may seem odd for a battalion to head to the Golden State while the rest of its brigade's battalions remain in Washington with a brigade FTX on the horizon. But 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's trip to Southern California was anything but a trip of leisure; there would be no surfboards on Strykers during this voyage. From March 8-10, the Tomahawks of 1-23 Inf. participated in 3rd Infantry Brigade's FTX electronically from various Marine Corps training areas while other battalions were spread out between Fort Lewis and the Yakima Training Center.

  • Work therapy program right place, time

    Mar 26, 2009

    More than two decades removed from his Army service, Bill Shannon struggled with an alcohol problem. He decided to seek help. "I came here," Shannon said. "I went through the program here." He referred to what is now the American Lake Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Puget Sound Health Care System, where Shannon found a home.

  • Fort Lewis brigade delivering supplies for less

    Mar 26, 2009

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade broke new ground Friday in performing the first Low Cost, Low Altitude aerial delivery at Fort Lewis. Flying a C-23 Sherpa cargo airplane 150 feet above Rogers Drop Zone, Soldiers from the 593rd and 1st Special Forces Group performed six load drops, payloads ranging between 100 to 200 pounds, using the LCLA delivery system.

  • LRS company jumps hurdles en route to RSLC

    Mar 26, 2009

    As the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company continues to build from the ground up, the unit will send 52 of its Soldiers March 13 to Fort Benning for the Reconnaissance, Surveillance Leader Course - the nuts and bolts of a LRS unit.

  • Fort Lewis women gather for annual conference

    Mar 26, 2009

    Almost 250 women gathered at Stone Education Center March 13, to learn ways to get more out of Army life and better cope with its challenges.

  • All Are Welcome

    Mar 26, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Matthew Love, a native of Kingwood, W.Va. and Spc. Logan Broome, a native of Dawsonville, Ga., are both wheeled vehicle mechanics for the 503rd Maintenance Company, 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, upholds the "All Are Welcome" unofficial motto seen on signs throughout the Camp Liberty complex. These signs represents the 503rd Maint. Co., facility located on PAD 21 where Soldiers like Love and Broome performed repairs on M1114 for an Iraqi Special Forces Unit. The automotive platoon provides maintenance support for a host of units at Camp Liberty complex and continues to provide timely repairs to those who come for maintenance support.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers get taste of Japanese culture

    Mar 16, 2009

    Spc. Sheila Alexander, a native of Brooklyn, New York, had never tried seaweed before. In fact, it had never crossed her mind that seaweed was edible. Alexander was one of more than 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command who took advantage of some down time during a two-week command post exercise and got a real taste of Japanese culture.

  • Building New Friendships

    Mar 15, 2009

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.