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  • Fort Lewis upgrading FMWR facilities

    Dec 8, 2008

    Temporary inconveniences will turn into long-term benefits at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on Fort Lewis. A series of projects to renovate, upgrade and improve those facilities might have disrupted customersAca,!a,,c schedules somewhat in recent months, but the result will be better FMWR offerings on post for everyone.

  • Fort Lewis artillery unit learns to multitask

    Nov 26, 2008

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the charge of field artillery units in Stryker brigade combat teams. It is a rare occasion that all 18 howitzers in a battalion operate in unison, dropping ordnance on an enemy miles away, as they did in wars past. The current battlefields in the Middle East and southwest Asia call for more well-rounded and flexible artillerymen. That is precisely what the Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment have become as they demonstrated not only their precision with artillery, but also their collective prowess as light infantrymen during a Table XV certification and a maneuver live-fire exercise last week at the Yakima Training Center.

  • Fort Lewis firefighters gain national attention for extrication skills

    Nov 26, 2008

    From a standing start, local firefighters have raced to prominence in 2008. A Local F-283 Fort Lewis extrication team, adept at pulling accident victims out of wreckage, has captured national attention for rapid-fire success in competitions by using techniques that translate directly to their ability to save lives.

  • Recycled concrete to aid Fort Lewis storm-water systems

    Nov 26, 2008

    When it comes to recycling on Fort Lewis, Ken Smith has a concrete solution Aca,!" literally. Smith, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program manager with the Environmental Division of Fort Lewis Public Works, is overseeing the installationAca,!a,,cs efforts to pull concrete rubble from demolished buildings out of a 6-acre landfill site and use it to create a storm-water infiltration and retention system for new construction on North Fort.

  • Family key to Fort Lewis Soldier's recovery

    Nov 26, 2008

    Much the same as other American families, the Turnbulls look forward to the holiday season. Andrew and Sunee Turnbull have been married 10 years and have three sons. This Army family should all be together for Christmas. Last year at this time, however, things were a bit less settled for the Turnbulls. Andrew, 31, had recently returned home from his second deployment to Iraq with extensive injuries suffered when a hand grenade blew up inside his Stryker vehicle. Along with physical wounds, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. His family is a key element in his ongoing recovery.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis spouse thankful for life's challenges

    Nov 26, 2008

    A Fort Lewis spouse talks about the challenges of military family life Aca,!" and the reasons we shoud be thankful for those challenges.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • Intel goes old school

    Nov 21, 2008

    When the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade was redesignated in July as the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, it was clear changes were afoot for the intelligence gatherers. Under the command of Col. Robert Whalen, the brigade is in the process of developing a type of unit not widely used since the Vietnam Conflict Aca,!" a long range surveillance company.

  • Fort Lewis clinic cares for needs of WTB Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2008

    Sure, the work can be hard and stressful, but then there are those little victories that make it all worthwhile. As she took a moment from her duties as a licensed practical nurse at the Warrior Transition Clinic at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center on Monday, Steffanie Morris remembered one of those. Morris and Nancy Poffenberger, the physicianAca,!a,,cs assistant with whom she works, are among the 14 medical professionals at the Fort Lewis WTC doing their best to help Soldiers reach that point.

  • Fort Lewis cancer survivor selected as Pink Power winner

    Nov 21, 2008

    Bright Start selected eight Pink Power Moms nationwide, and one of those moms resides on Fort Lewis. Jodi Petit, spouse of Lt. Col. Brian Petit, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and a five-year breast cancer survivor, was selected as one of eight winning Pink Power Moms.

  • Fort Lewis tree donation continues long-standing tradition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Providing the annual Christmas tree for the City of Tacoma has been a long-standing tradition at Fort Lewis, and this year was no different. Once again, representatives from the Tacoma business community and Fort Lewis gathered at the tree-cutting site Nov. 13 for the 62nd annual Christmas tree ceremony.

  • Green Berets honor fallen comrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Hundreds stood silent in the early morning rain as members of the 1st Special Forces Group paid tribute to a comrade whose name was added to the unitAca,!a,,cs memorial wall Nov. 11. Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, the 163rd name inscribed on the granite wall, is the 25th name added since Sept. 11, 2001. Textor, a native of Jamestown, N.Y., was serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st SFG, when he was killed July 15 in Mosul, Iraq, during combat operations.

  • Fort Lewis units battle for recycling superiority

    Nov 21, 2008

    Thirty-four Fort Lewis units competing in the annual America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge hauled 78,000 cans to the Recycling Center. The 90-day challenge began Aug. 1 and ended Oct. 31.

  • Fort Lewis officials sign YTC Army Community Covenant

    Nov 21, 2008

    The signing of the Army Community Covenant at Yakima Training Center became a moving and heartfelt ceremony. Civic leaders, members of the business community and local family residents met Nov. 12 with senior military representatives to sign the Army Community Covenant at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

  • Fort Lewis dedication gives PEB new home, continuity

    Nov 21, 2008

    A new building dedicated Monday morning on Fort Lewis will serve as home to one of only three Physical Evaluation Boards in the Army.

  • Fort Lewis CDC construction project begins

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Lewis leaders, Clover Park School District administrators, and children from North Fort School Age Center and Madigan Child Development Center participated in a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 14 at Hillside Elementary School.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

    This story is about an Army astronaut who is slated to launch on the space shuttle this summer. His mission will be several months long aboard the space station.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Fort Lewis cooks find recipe for success

    Nov 14, 2008

    Hard work, professionalism and dedication have paid off for a Fort Lewis team of cooks from 402nd Brigade Support Battalion. They comprise one of three teams that won the Philip A. Connelly competition in the field kitchen category at Forces Command, and they will compete Dec. 3 at the Department of Army level.

  • Units' return makes holiday extra special

    Nov 14, 2008

    Veterans Day weekend had a more special meaning for the loved ones involved Nov. 7 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center as about 140 Soldiers from 514th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) and 547th Medical Company (Area Support) returned home.

  • Local students show Veterans Day spirit to Fort Lewis Soldiers

    Nov 14, 2008

    Woodbrook Middle School, in Lakewood, Wash., celebrated a day early with a Veterans Day Assembly, Monday that included a guest speaker and color guard from Fort Lewis. Many of the school's students are children of Soldiers. They took a personal interest in celebrating the contributions of veterans.

  • Fort Lewis provides advice for future careers

    Nov 14, 2008

    Fort Lewis employment services explain how early job experiences can be leveraged into higher paying careers.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis mom chalks it up to lessons learned

    Nov 14, 2008

    Fort Lewis Army Wife Michelle Cuthrell is the author of Aca,!A"Behind the Blue-Star Banner: A Memoir from the Home Front." She is a regular contributor to Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Northwest Guardian.

  • Support network available to help Fort Lewis families cope with suicide

    Nov 14, 2008

    Those who have lost loved ones to suicide need support, information and healing. They can find those tools for coping with loss Nov. 22 at National Survivors of Suicide Day.

  • Fort Lewis to be pilot site for pre-kindergarten program

    Nov 14, 2008

    Helping the children of Army families deal with the unique challenges they face in their schooling is always a priority for Fort Lewis leaders. That is true, even for the youngest of students. Fort Lewis is one of eight Army installations selected to test a new pre-kindergarten program called Strong Beginnings, which will start Jan. 5.

  • Fort Lewis helped Casey, Army find balance

    Nov 14, 2008

    Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey discusses how visits with I CorpsAca,!a,,c Soldiers helped develop his goals for the Army.

  • I Corps gets 'rave reviews' from Chief of Staff for training performance

    Nov 14, 2008

    I Corps received an enthusiastic thumbs-up last weekend from the highest level of the Army hierarchy. Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. praised the performance of the I Corps headquarters during its recent two-week mission readiness exercise.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Nov. 11 celebrates service, sacrifices of past 90 years

    Nov 6, 2008

    Ninety years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month Aca,!" the guns fell silent over the bloody battlefields of Europe after four years of slaughter, ending World War I.

  • Fort Lewis WTU important step on road to recovery

    Nov 6, 2008

    The experiences of two Wounded Warriors demonstrate the importance of the Warrior Transition Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in returning these Soldiers to health, and reintegrating them with families, friends and units.

  • Fort Lewis workshops to help children cope

    Nov 6, 2008

    Parents struggling with childrenAca,!a,,cs fears about deployments now have a place to share their challenges, thanks to a new Army Community Services workshop series that started Oct. 27. Children and Deployment Workshops for Parents aim at helping children accept and better understand a parentAca,!a,,cs absence because of military deployments.

  • Deal or no deal: Soldiers learn to handle variables of modern battlefield

    Nov 6, 2008

    Shots rang out from the tops of towers and inside buildings as the five Stryker vehicles of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment entered the raw sewage water treatment plant near Solo Point. Intel received during the early morning hours alerted a platoon to a chemist poisoning a townAca,!a,,cs water supply, and so the SoldiersAca,!a,,c situational training exercise, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Tomahawk Shock,Aca,!A? had begun.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • 'Support the Strong' this holiday season

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker launched it's 'Support the Strong' campaign today, focusing on post donation-supported charities.

  • Rucker community teams to prepare Families

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker prepares Families for natural and manmade disasters.

  • Watchdogs prepare to deploy: Headquarters makes history with first OIF deployment

    Nov 3, 2008

    The 8th Military Police Brigade, "Watchdogs", cased their colors during a ceremony on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 31. This is the first deployment for the brigade in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • Soldiers volunteer to make a difference

    Oct 31, 2008

    Once a year, Fort Lewis organizations and units adopt volunteer projects, either on or off post. This year, Fort Lewis volunteers supported eight local communities Oct. 24 and 25.

  • Butterflies lead to new live-fire capability

    Oct 31, 2008

    Thank black, white and orange TaylorAca,!a,,cs checkerspot butterflies with their 2-inch wingspans for a new, realistic Fort Lewis training venue. Likewise thank the Euphydryas editha taylori, as theyAca,!a,,cre also known, for helping Stryker companies to fulfill the I Corps commanding generalAca,!a,,cs first priority Aca,!" to train units to fight and win.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Innovative unit training

    Oct 30, 2008

    Four Stryker vehicles of Bravo CompanyAca,!a,,c, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry regiment's 3rd Platoon hit their initial phase line in the late afternoon of Oct. 24, the fourth day of live-fire training on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Range 75.

  • Commentary: Don't take your right to vote for granted

    Oct 30, 2008

    I still remember the first time I saw his eyes Aca,!" dark, deep, but full of pride, staring straight at my husband in his Stryker vehicle as if he were a soldier himself, lifting his pointer finger in the middle of the Mosul streets and proudly displaying the black ink on the pad of that finger. For the first time, that Iraqi man voted. You could read the freedom all over his face. That kind of freedom is the kind of freedom I catch glimpses of in the eyes of the man in my husbandAca,!a,,cs picture Aca,!" the kind of freedom that I imagine he waited in many long lines to experience that first election day. The kind of freedom IAca,!a,,cm confident he will never take for granted. Thank God that people like my husband make that possible every single day. Honor their sacrifices. Vote on Tuesday.

  • Engineers uncase colors in Hawaii

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 130th Engineer Brigade offically uncased their colors during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks Oct. 23. The ceremony formally completed the brigade's move from Germany to Hawaii.

  • Commentary: Keep Halloween safe

    Oct 24, 2008

    Times have changed but it still takes all our efforts to keep Halloween safe.

  • Commentary: Bring domestic violence out of shadows

    Oct 24, 2008

    Domestic violence is like toxic mold Aca,!" it thrives in hidden, dark corners, but dies when exposed to open air. This used to be a hidden crime, if it was taken seriously at all Aca,!" either viewed as a normal part of family life, or as too shameful to be mentioned publicly.That is why Fort Lewis holds campaigns to promote domestic violence prevention. Every member of our community has a role in preventing domestic violence.Through our combined efforts we have a much better chance of pulling the infection into the open, where it can inevitably die and its victims can be returned to health.

  • Careful planning earns 'Quality of Life' award

    Oct 24, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like careful planning to help navigate through a challenging time. Faced with a Aca,!A"summer surgeAca,!A? of 6,500 Soldiers coming home from deployments between April and August 2008 that would swell the post population to 29,000, Fort Lewis officials spent months planning for what came to be known as Aca,!A"Perfect Storm 2008.Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers conduct bilateral training with Japanese allies

    Oct 24, 2008

    In its continuing dedication to supporting Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs areas of responsibilities, I Corps and Fort Lewis played host Oct. 8-19 to the Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs 22nd Regiment for two weeks of bilateral training.

  • Exercise helps I Corps prepare for operational environment in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    I Corps is right in the thick as Phase 5 of the mission rehearsal exercise Unified Endeavor is the final collective training event at the Battle Command Training Center to simulate the conditions of operating a Multinational Corps-Iraq in spring 2009. Monday, less than one month after their deployment orders became official, the corps is engaged in a simulation from XVII Airborne CorpsAca,!a,,c point of view on a graduated time scale that supports an area that currently contains roughly 135,000 service members.

  • Soldier earns rare honor for heroic actions in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to the events that culminated in WaitersAca,!a,,c receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began and the first to a Fort Lewis-based Soldier.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 91 years

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Warriors work together for WPI

    Oct 23, 2008

    During the War Path I exercise at Camp Casey, 210th Fires Brigade's Thunder Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received reinforcement from Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion's Kimbourne Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud.

  • Breaching doors let Soldiers feel impact

    Oct 22, 2008

    The best training a Soldier can receive in the Army is as realistic as possible. That's why Company E, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment used live demolitions during urban operations training Oct. 9 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex.

  • MASCAL tests readiness of Area 1 medics

    Oct 22, 2008

    Area 1 Soldiers and Civilians participated in an Adaptive Focus Antiterrorism Exercise along with Service members from United States Forces Korea and civilian Fire Emergency Services Response units Oct. 15-16.

  • G8 team strives to meet 2ID's financial needs

    Oct 22, 2008

    The G8 office's everyday job is to provide financial analysis and information, and maintain the 2ID Headquarters financial records.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • Commentary: It's all business for Soldiers in 'the field'

    Oct 17, 2008

    An Army wife talks about her experiences married to a dedicated young infantry officer.

  • 'Lifestyle Center' coming to Fort Lewis

    Oct 17, 2008

    Imagine a pedestrian-friendly shopping area that features national retailers, brand-name casual dining, state-of-the-art movie theaters and residences just a short walk away. Such Aca,!A"shopping destinationsAca,!A? have become a retailing trend across the U.S., but on military installations' ThatAca,!a,,cs the direction in which the Army & Air Force Exchange Service intends to head in a pilot program that includes Fort Lewis.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Taking support of troops to new heights

    Oct 10, 2008

    Support the Troops signs are not unusual, but seeing someone holding that message on top of the highest peak in Africa is another story. ThatAca,!a,,cs what Naomi Cheever, who works at the Northwest Adventure Center, did. She stood at the 19,340 foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Aug. 28, holding a Support the Troops flag.

  • Japanese, American Soldiers come together for bilateral exercise

    Oct 10, 2008

    Usually separated by an ocean, they have come together this month at Fort Lewis in pursuit of the same goals. Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday on North Fort Lewis for Rising Warrior 2008, a bilateral training exercise involving Fort LewisAca,!a,,c 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, and the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Rising Warrior will continue through Oct. 20.

  • Partnership aids Soldiers in need of state services

    Oct 10, 2008

    Soldiers facing financial challenges now can find more help than ever without leaving post. Late last month, Fort Lewis Army Community Service formed a partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide better access for Soldiers and their families.

  • Live-fire training in real time

    Oct 10, 2008

    17th Fire Brigade units help add sense of realism to exercise Aca,!" Units from Fort LewisAca,!a,,c newest brigade, the 17th Fires Brigade, added an element of realism to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center in September. The three firing batteries of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery, along with a meteorological team from F Target Acquisition Battery and a number of support Soldiers, traveled to Yakima to provide support during live-fire training conducted by the Stryker brigade. The 5th Brigade is preparing for deployment to Southwest Asia in early 2009.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • I Corps prepared for deployment

    Oct 3, 2008

    AmericaAca,!a,,cs Corps will make history this spring when it goes to Iraq for its first combat deployment in more than a half-century. The Department of Defense Tuesday announced the deployment of Headquarters, I Corps, to Iraq in 2009. I Corps will replace XVIII Airborne Corps and assume duties as the Multi-National Corps-Iraq.

  • Exercise helps 5th Bde. prepare for mission-readiness test

    Oct 3, 2008

    Successful execution of a comprehensive fire coordination exercise was the last step in preparing the Destroyer Brigade for its biggest challenge next February. The newest Stryker brigade in the Army, Fort LewisAca,!a,,c 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is scheduled to conduct its mission-readiness exercise in February at the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif. The field training exercise that ended last week at Yakima Training Center was exactly what the brigade needed to set the conditions for success in California.

  • Kiwis on the assault during Coalition training

    Oct 3, 2008

    Soldiers with 5th Platoon Bravo Company, 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment assaulted a mock Afghan village during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 18.

  • Rangers receive awards for valor

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Joe Gibson received the Silver Star and 44 other Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment received other combat awards following their recent deployment at a ceremony Sept. 26 at the at Fort Lewis, Wash., presided over by Adm. Eric T. Olson, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis, was in attendance.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

  • Fire Support Certification on Fort Lewis

    Sep 26, 2008

    FST team certification on Fort Lewis

  • 'We Were Soldiers' author packs them in for PX visit

    Sep 26, 2008

    Joe Galloway, co-author of Aca,!A"We Were Soldiers Once ... and YoungAca,!A? and its new sequel, Aca,!A"We Are Soldiers Still,Aca,!A? attracted crowds to his book signing at the Fort Lewis Post Exchange.

  • 'They brought me back to life'

    Sep 25, 2008

    Spc. Wesley Hixon never set out to get a Purple Heart or to be a hero when he left for Iraq. But on Sept. 18, hundreds of his family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and medical staff packed into the Letterman Auditorium at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center to hear the story of how he ended up fighting for his life while fighting for his country.

  • Fort Lewis lake hopping with rare frogs

    Sep 25, 2008

    This tree and prairie-covered post witnessed an unusual amphibious assault Monday morning. Biologists from Fort Lewis, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park released 536 juvenile Oregon spotted frogs back into the wild at Dailman Lake on post. The amphibian was placed on the Washington state endangered species list in 1997 and is a candidate for the federal list.

  • Fort Lewis Lodging earns 'operation of the year' award

    Sep 25, 2008

    Fort Lewis Lodging was selected as the 2008 Army Lodging Operation of the Year, super category (600 beds or more).

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • 4-7 Cavalry fires mortars

    Sep 24, 2008

    Booms echoed across training ground Rooster 8 as Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment fire 120mm mortars from the backs of modified M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, marking the end of Slashing Sabers Sept. 18.

  • 4-2 AVN, 51st ROK conduct chemical training

    Sep 24, 2008

    Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 2d CAB and the Republic of Korea's 51st Chemical Platoon participated in decontamination training at Black Cat Ramp, Sept. 12.

  • 2-9 Tankers thunder through training

    Sep 24, 2008

    These days it is hard to gain that kind of experience outside the battlefield unless Soldiers train at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer center, which is exactly what the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment did Sept. 19 at Camp Hovey.

  • Welsh Guards train at JMRC during CS08

    Sep 23, 2008

    British Army Soldiers from 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards conduct deliberate attack training, Sept. 20, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program to host the Cooperative Spirit 2008 training event.

  • 3-2 leads the way at ABCA's training event in Germany

    Sep 22, 2008

    Spc. Rich Olson, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the 7th Platoon command squad of 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards into a house during the British Soldiers deliberate attack training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany Sept. 20, which is hosting Cooperative Spirit 2008 for the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program. The goal of the training event is interoperability Aca,!" making sure the nations can not only talk electronically despite different communication systems but also work together tactically. The 3-2 is leading the exercise with each nation providing a battalion falling under them.

  • Canada goes live fire in 'Cooperative Spirit'

    Sep 22, 2008

    Company I, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment is at JMRC for a month-long training event called Cooperative Spirit 2008, a coalition training mission involving America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (ABCA).

  • Icon of Photography: Yu spends 50 years documenting Soldiers

    Sep 22, 2008

    The 71-year-old photographer, Yu, Hu Son, has followed 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers throughout the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years.

  • Canadians integrate U.S. Soldiers into training

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Platoon, H Company, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment and the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division pose for a group shot after Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Sept. 12.

  • Keeping stock of field medicine

    Sep 21, 2008

    Physician's Assistant 1st Lt. Christina Campbell, a 30-year old, Sarasota, Fla., native, inventories her battalion's medical supplies at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept., 17, 2008. Campbell works at the aid station that is providing medical care to Soldiers participating in Cooperative Spirit 2008 as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies Program.

  • Co. A, 5-20 preps equipment with MILES

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, equip their Strykers and themselves with MILES gear for Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Canadian Soldiers, U.S. Shoothouse in Germany

    Sep 19, 2008

    H Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment conducts a live-fire Military Operation in Urban Terrain at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center shoothouse, as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008. The American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program is conducting the Cooperative Spirit training event to test and close the gaps in interoperability between the nations.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • 82nd Airborne stages to aid Ike-stricken states

    Sep 19, 2008

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, 72 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldiers arrived here Sept. 13. While here they staged to prepare to provide support to devastated areas in Texas and Louisiana.

  • No price gouging here

    Sep 19, 2008

    As local stations increased their prices significantly on September 12, Fort Rucker's gas price rose only three cents, even though our supplier cost rose by 35 cents.

  • Canadians go live-fire at JMRC's shoothouse

    Sep 19, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany, Sept. 17, 2008 Aca,!" Canadian Soldiers from India Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment conduct live fire training Sept. 17 during Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. Cooperative Spirit 2008 is a multinational Combat Training Center rotation intended to test interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies' Program (ABCA).

  • Chief uses running to "get away"

    Sep 16, 2008

    An example of how one is only as old as they think they are, 54-year old Edwin Nieves continues to challenge himself physically by running marathons and biking. Nieves' story begins in Puerto Rico more than 25 years ago when he was working as a teacher at a vocational high school. By constantly challenging himself, Nieves continues to be an inspiration to those around him.

  • ABCA Soldiers take break from Cooperative Spirit training

    Sep 14, 2008

    ABCA Soldiers take a break from training to watch the Australian Wallabies and New Zealand All Blacks rugby match Saturday at the Community Activities Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The fans are Soldiers participating in Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.


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