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  • 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.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 13, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany, Sept. 12, 2008Aca,!"Australian soldiers from 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment prepare to enter and clear a building of simulated hostile enemies during a training mission at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Friday.

  • Defense Language Institute 67th Anniversary Ball

    Sep 11, 2008

    Announcement for DLIFLC Anniversary celebration in Monterey Calif.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.

  • 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) mountaineers

    Sep 5, 2008

    Green Berets of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) climb Castle Rock near Leavenworth, Wash. The Soldiers conducted military mountaineering training to maintain the skills that allow them to reach their objectives in mountainous terrain anywhere in the world. The Soldiers completed their mission to reach the summit with packs despite 30 mile-per-hour wind gusts and 95-degree Fahrenheit temperture.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SWEEP CANOPY PILOTING COMPETITION, DONATES PRIZE MONEY TO WOUNDED WARRIOR FOUNDATION.

    Sep 4, 2008

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS' 2008 ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION UNDERWAY.

    Sep 4, 2008

  • Preparedness campaign rolling out just in time

    Aug 27, 2008

    Fort Rucker commanders are doing everything possible to help prepare community members for potential disastersAca,!"natural and man-made.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Deploys Forward Command Post

    Aug 22, 2008

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployed its Forward Command Post to Camp Zama, Japan, to work through standard operating procedures and to test existing systems.

  • Children get lessons on deployment

    Aug 22, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs tough for children to be away from their parents while they are serving tours overseas but on Aug. 14 and 15, children of Triple Nickel Soldiers were able to experience part of a deployment first-hand as part of the 555th Engineer Brigade Deployment Camp.

  • Comment: Soldiers benefit from education in today's Army

    Aug 22, 2008

    Soldiers today need to be more adaptable than ever before in the Army's history Aca,!" and the enlisted education system is helping them succeed in the face of that challenge.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Former NFL players conduct free football clinic for post kids

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Fort Lewis community recently showcased its talent for a select group of nine former NFL players.

  • Former NFL players get taste of Army life during post visit

    Aug 15, 2008

    On post for a youth football camp last Saturday, nine former NFL players toured Fort Lewis Aug. 8 engaging in first-person simulations and a Stryker ride through Leschi Town.

  • Post children help keep streams and lakes clean

    Aug 15, 2008

    The entire post community plays a part in keeping our lakes and streams clean Aca,!" and some of the younger residents took action this week to remind others of that fact. Fourth- and fifth-grade youth volunteers from the North Fort Lewis Youth Center teamed up with Public Works to place markers on 120 residential storm drains, reminding members of the community, Aca,!A"No Dumping; Drains to Lake.Aca,!A?

  • Local educators get lessons on military life

    Aug 15, 2008

    The children of military families face challenges Aca,!" and opportunities Aca,!" not experienced by other students. Local educators met last week to learn how to deal with those facets of life in military families.

  • Comment: remembering what the Olympics represent

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Olympic Games in Beijing, China began last week. I hope we all take some time to celebrate what the Olympics represent.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Stryker by night

    Aug 12, 2008

    Spc. Jin Wang, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, mans a checkpoint during a training raid early Aug. 5.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES SILVER FOR OVERALL BEST COUNTRY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Studies reveal new generation gap

    Jul 31, 2008

    Recent research appears to validate what some Army leaders have said for years: todayAca,!a,,cs young recruits look at the world differently. The staff psychologist of the 75th Ranger Regiment traveled from Fort Benning to Stone Education Center July 25 to share his observations that explain this modern version of a generation gap between Soldiers entering the service today and their older NCOs and officers. His audience was senior commanders and NCOs, staff and civilian leaders.

  • Deciding whether to rent or buy a home

    Jul 31, 2008

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES BRONZE IN ACCURACY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team continues to battle for placement in the Women's division at the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Army values help guide today's Soldier

    Jul 25, 2008

    Want to know what the Army adds to our society' Just ask a Soldier. The answers tend to be pretty positive Aca,!" even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Army. Soldiers today are far more attuned to the moral and ethical underpinnings of military service than they used to be.

  • Commentary: Bad choices lead to bad consequences

    Jul 25, 2008

    Accidents donAca,!a,,ct just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no Soldier can afford to lean on. Things that just happen arenAca,!a,,ct your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention. We all should know that isnAca,!a,,ct the case. ItAca,!a,,cs all about cause and effect. Accidents take place when individuals make bad choices.

  • Keeping tradition alive: Annual tribal trip lands at Fort Lewis

    Jul 25, 2008

    Representatives from local tribal canoe families landed on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Solo Point July 15 during their annual tribal journeys which will take them all the way into Canada. Seven canoes from several local tribes, including the Cowlitz, the Chehalis and the Puyallup; came ashore after pulling from Squaxin Island that morning. Fort Lewis officials work closely with the tribe to help facilitate keeping those traditions alive, also, said Bret Ruby, Fort LewisAca,!a,,c cultural resources manager. Aca,!A"A lot of people donAca,!a,,ct realize that Fort Lewis sits squarely in the heart of the tribeAca,!a,,cs traditional homeland, and many of the tribeAca,!a,,cs most sacred places are found on lands that are now within the boundaries of Fort Lewis,Aca,!A? Ruby said. Aca,!A"Solo Point is one of those very sacred places.Aca,!A?

  • Special Forces Soldiers honored for bravery

    Jul 25, 2008

    Members of the 1st Special Forces Group gathered July 16 as the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Brig. Gen. Michael S. Repass, presented Sgt. 1st Class Chad M. Kite and Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Federmann with Silver Stars, honoring each for bravery during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • 'Sweet Home Alabama''/164th TAOG Soldiers return

    Jul 24, 2008

    After almost 14 months, the 164th TAOG returned July 20 to Fort Rucker from duty in Iraq and Kuwait.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • WOMEN'S TEAM TO COMPETE IN LUCENEC, SLOVAK REPUBLIC FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • Colonel brings Ranger ethos to MI job

    Jul 18, 2008

    It takes an impressive resume to command heroes. By objective accounts, Col. Robert P. Whalen Jr. owns one. At the activation and change of command July 3 of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. called the Soldiers arrayed on Watkins Field heroes Aca,!" military intelligence specialists with real-world missions who Aca,!A"quietly and relentlessly work every day to defeat those who would wish to do this nation harm.Aca,!A?

  • A quick course in problem solving

    Jul 18, 2008

    Normally, a sergeant would begin his team-leader training in an EOD company by being mentored by current team leaders. However, because 787th Ord. Co. is new to Fort Lewis and still building its ranks, there are few seasoned team leaders to share their experience. So, company commander Capt. Robert Shefner decided to create a weeklong training containing 12 scenarios, including night missions, that his potential team leaders might see when they deploy next year. The scenarios tested their EOD skills as well as some other attributes.

  • Commentary: Summer wasted on the young

    Jul 18, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs hard to believe that figuring out how to fill a summer could ever be a problem. Look around you. There is so much to do you could never get to it in a dozen summers. ItAca,!a,,cs just a matter of prying your way outside and doing it. To borrow a cliche, youth is wasted on the young.

  • Joint basing working groups shift gears

    Jul 18, 2008

    The screeching sound coming from McChord Air Force Base last week might have been the rubber from tires of something other than a C-17 Globemaster aircraft meeting the tarmac. The members of joint Army and Air Force working groups met July 8 for the effective, if not official, passing of responsibility for the Joint Basing planning process to them. Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be one of 12 joint bases that result from the merging of what is currently 26 installations among all military services.

  • Alternative forms of transportation make high cost of gas more bearable

    Jul 18, 2008

    For many, the rising cost of gas is making the daily commute even more frustrating than usual. But there are choices for Soldiers and civilian employees on Fort Lewis.

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • MP's actions in Afghanistan save lives, earn Silver Star

    Jul 18, 2008

    Equal parts instinct and training demonstrated by a military police team leader saved the lives of scores of people 10 months ago in Afghanistan near the provincial capital of Jalalabad. That NCO received the Silver Star Monday afternoon in front of his company and family.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Leaders of tomorrow train at Fort Lewis

    Jul 3, 2008

    Every summer, Fort Lewis, becomes the home for the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States, Operation Warrior Forge. The exercise, also known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is how Army Reserve Officer Training Corps trains and assesses the next generation of officers prior to their being commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • Taking it one step at a time

    Jul 3, 2008

    Soldiers from 2-3 Inf. gain valuable experience during live-fire training exercise

  • Fort Lewis hosts joint base conference

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 200 representatives from Department of Defense installations participated in the first Joint Base Implementation Review Conference held at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c American Lake Community Center June 23 to 27. Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base are among 26 installations combining to form 12 joint bases by the year 2011.

  • Financial alternatives available to wounded

    Jul 3, 2008

    Money is available to heroes whose lives have been permanently altered by a traumatic injury. Traumatic ServicememberAca,!a,,cs Group Life Insurance lump-sum payouts are available to Soldiers Aca,!" active duty, Reserve or National Guard Aca,!" and members of the other armed services who have standard SGLI deducted from their paychecks. The additional $1 premium is automatically bundled with the monthly SGLI premium, an amount so small many donAca,!a,,ct realize it is being withheld.

  • It's official: 4-2 Inf. Div. is home

    Jul 3, 2008

    The Stryker Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, marked their official redeployment from Operation Iraqi Freedom with a ceremony on Watkins Field. The I Corps commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Washington 6th District congressman Norm Dicks and a host of local political and military leaders congratulated the brigade for the successes of its deployment that spanned the period from April 2007 to June 2008. The ceremony formalized hundreds of private reunions Soldiers and their families celebrated as flights returned throughout the past month from Southwest Asia.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Army combatives training is helping today's Soldier become more effective

    Jun 27, 2008

    Because the modern Soldier spends more time clearing rooms and engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat than those Soldiers before him, a renewed emphasis has been put on the importance of subduing an enemy without a weapon. That isnAca,!a,,ct to say Soldiers of yesteryear never had to rely on a swift hand to best an enemy. ItAca,!a,,cs just that AmericaAca,!a,,cs desert Soldier of the 21st century finds himself coming into close contact with the enemy on a more frequent basis than before. And thanks to a former Fort Lewis Army Ranger, todayAca,!a,,cs Soldier is becoming better trained to effectively neutralize that close-quarters threat.

  • Soldiers train on new Strykers

    Jun 27, 2008

    New Stryker vehicles arrived at 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in May, boosting morale and firing thrusters on an already rocketing training schedule.

  • Feedback to aid in future Stryker vehicle upgrades

    Jun 27, 2008

    In its continuing mission to keep todayAca,!a,,cs Stryker brigade combat teams equipped with the latest and greatest upgrades, the Training and Doctrine Command capabilities manager, SBCT, and program manager, Stryker showcased its new innovations, June 18 at the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment motor pool. Not only did the TCM SBCT want to give Soldiers a glimpse into future Stryker add-ons, They were looking for input, too. TCM SBCT Senior Program Analyst for Futures and Current Operations, Sean Hunter, said they were there to get feedback from Soldiers familiar with the vehicle.

  • Mullen vows to 'get it right'

    Jun 27, 2008

    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Fort Lewis June 18, where he toured barracks, met with leaders and talked to Soldiers.

  • Garrison commander shares meaning of Army's birthday with children

    Jun 20, 2008

    Colonel Cynthia Murphy, the Fort Lewis Garrison commander, gave special consideration to the young children at Clarkmoor Child Development Center by reading a book that introduced the significance of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday June 13 during the Army-wide event that cumulatively took place at more than 125 CDCs, reaching 60,000 children.

  • Soldiers, families celebrate birthday on roller skates

    Jun 20, 2008

    Soldiers and their families commemorated the 233rd anniversary of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs beginnings with a skating party at the Summit Arena roller skating rink June 13.

  • Cody joins in celebration

    Jun 20, 2008

    As Fort Lewis Soldiers and families celebrated the 233rd Army Birthday Ball June 12, United States Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody reminded them of what it is to be a Soldier fighting in todayAca,!a,,cs Army.

  • Post commemorates Army's birthday in style

    Jun 20, 2008

    Fort Lewis Soldiers donned their best uniforms and shined their dress shoes in celebration of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday June 12 at the American Lake Club on North Fort Lewis.

  • MPs receive awards from Cody

    Jun 20, 2008

    The Army Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Richard A. Cody, saved one of his favorite things until the end of the first day of his visit to Fort Lewis June 11. Cody, who has announced his retirement, came to the installation to give the keynote remarks at the Army birthday ball the following evening. The vice chief talked to many I Corps Soldiers last week, often interrupting his itinerary to chat with an individual or group. He told the assembled members of the 571st Military Police Company, that he relished the opportunity to present awards to 10 of its Soldiers, among his last official tasks before leaving the Army.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • Commentary: The Army embodies American values

    Jun 13, 2008

    Saturday is an important day Aca,!" the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday. I hope Soldiers care. It would be a shame if they didnAca,!a,,ct. This is a time to pause and reflect with pride on the remarkable organization we all Aca,!" Soldiers, civilian employees, family members Aca,!" are part of. For longer than our nation has existed, the Army has embodied what it means to be American.

  • Military children focus of summit

    Jun 13, 2008

    Medical, social work and education professionals gathered at McChord Air Force Base last week for a summit on taking care of military children. Madigan Army Medical Center hosted the three-day event, called Aca,!A"Military Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Well-Being During Wartime and Beyond,Aca,!A? to Aca,!A"bring together military families, youth and medical experts in various areas to focus on solutions that will enhance the quality of life for military children,Aca,!A? according to a MAMC press release. There has been little official research during previous conflicts on how deployments and wartime affect children, said Maj. Eric Flake, a developmental pediatrician at MAMC. Flake was also the principal investigator for a research study titled Aca,!A"Psychosocial Effects of Deployment on Military Children,Aca,!A? which found, in part, that military support was an influential factor in how much stress a family experienced during a deployment. The more supported a family felt, the less stress it experienced, Flake said.

  • Army Birthday Cake Cutting

    Jun 12, 2008

    Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Brian M. Stall cut the Army Birthday cake with the oldest Soldier, Master Sgt. Dwight Lawler, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2ID and the youngest Soldier, Pfc. Derek Hauk, Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion during the Army Birthday ceremony in front of Freeman Hall, Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Kuwait team readies Strykers for home, reset

    Jun 6, 2008

    While bands play, flags wave and families rejoice at the return of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to Fort Lewis, Wash., the operation to return home their battle-weary Stryker Combat Vehicles goes on here in Southwest Asia.