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  • Soldier honors fallen brother in Iraq

    Dec 13, 2010

    Story about an Army Pfc. serving in Iraq flying a flag over Tikrit where his brother was killed in 2003.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade armament Soldier sets standard for hard work, job discipline

    Dec 13, 2010

    During the last nine months at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Spc. Jessica Newton has been a fixture on the flight line as an armament specialist with D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Transportation School holds its first-ever graduation at Fort Lee

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 8, 2010) -- Pvt. Shameli Ali and Spc. David Moore, clad in their Class A uniforms, were sharp in appearance and deliberate in their actions. They walked to the stage after their names and achievements were announced over the speaker system; received their diplomas; shook hands with the presenters; and smartly returned to their seats, showing little emotion.

  • SMA recognizes Best Warrior contributors

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 8, 2010) -- Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston thanked Team Lee members for their efforts during the 2010 Best Warrior competition during a ceremony Tuesday at a packed Lee Theater.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 opened Dec. 7 to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 is now open to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

  • Charlie Company conducts dismounted patrol in Popal colony, in Kandahar City Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2010

  • Charlie Company conducts dismounted patrol in Popal colony, in Kandahar City Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2010

    Charlie Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a dismounted patrol through Popal colony in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • Warfighters share lessons learned with Army engineers

    Dec 6, 2010

    I Corps Solders recently visited the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, their last stop on a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • Sharon Burke

    Dec 1, 2010

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - Sharon Burke, director of Operation Energy Plans and Programs, visited with recently redeployed Stryker brigade Soldiers Nov. 30.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldiers provide feedback at Natick

    Dec 1, 2010

    They had already worn the equipment in combat, but I Corps Soldiers got their chance to provide developers with some feedback Nov. 17 during a post-deployment visit to the Natick Soldier Research, Engineering and Development Center at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord network enterprise reps provide personalized service

    Nov 30, 2010

    Technicians at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash. Network Enterprise Center (NEC) now go face-to-face with customers to establish relationships.

  • 'Orient Shield' pairs National Guard with Japanese troops

    Nov 29, 2010

    About 400 National Guard Soldiers from six states trained for two weeks in northern Japan during November in an exercise called Orient Shield 11.

  • 'Windtalker' provides view into WWII

    Nov 29, 2010

    One might think that Dr. Barney Old Coyote's service in the Army Air Corps during World War II was breaking traditions of sorts. In reality, he was doing what his ancestors had always done by enlisting to fight alongside the white people.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Tour-stop at Picatinny aims for closer collaboration between Soldiers, engineers

    Nov 19, 2010

    Fifteen Soldiers toured Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 16 as part of a two-week, 11-lab tour of Army research facilities designed to connect Soldiers with the scientists and engineers who design the gear they take into combat.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Soldiers share combat perspective with Army scientists

    Nov 16, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers fresh from combat tours in Afghanistan collaborated with Army scientists during a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Nov. 8-19.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Nov 15, 2010

    One of the ways Madigan is caring for Soldiers' teens is by transitioning to a medical home environment within the Adolescent Specialty Clinic. A medical home is characterized by comprehensive, holistic care within the department. The concept involves having the adolescent meet with a team in one location for all health care-related matters.

  • Soldiers receive realistic training on first-aid kits

    Nov 15, 2010

    The MTTP is a trailer outfitted with a computer-controlled mannequin that speaks, breathes and bleeds like a person. The platform was created to train Soldiers how to use their IFAK . The kit is often introduced but not often put into real-life training situations. Wounds simulated include amputations, sucking chest wounds and airway compromise.

  • Senior officer inducted into NCO ranks after waiting 36 years

    Nov 15, 2010

    After 36 years of waiting for his turn to walk under the crossed sabers signifying his transformation into a noncommissioned officer, Col. Neil Glenesk had that opportunity Oct. 22 during Madigan Healthcare System's NCO Induction Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • New mass notification system now at Madigan

    Nov 15, 2010

    Madigan's system has been named E-notify and is anticipated to be running by the end of November. It will be used in emergencies such as inclement weather and a recall. Madigan will appoint system administrators and managers who will activate contact through E-notify when necessary.

  • Madigan hosts behavioral health summit at McChord

    Nov 15, 2010

    A myriad of presenters spoke at Madigan Healthcare System's TBI and PTS Symposium Nov. 4 at McChord Field. Soldiers, Family members, and civilian employees participated in the symposium, which featured speakers on the inner workings of TBI, the options of treatment available and how to interact with someone suffering from TBI or PTS.

  • 'Mechanical mommy' helps train military baby doctors

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator doesn't sound like something that is cutting-edge technology and can potentially save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in malpractice suits, especially when it only costs $20,000 to create.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • FORSCOM civilian receives Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2010)--Maj. Gen. (P) Howard B. Bromberg, special assistant to the FORSCOM commanding general, presented the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate to Steven D. Sawicki, deputy director of FORSCOM's Continuous Process Improvement office. Sawicki is one of 43 Army personnel to earn the master black belt status. The courses offered during the Army's Lean Six Sigma training program consist of a series of workshops designed to certify participants at different levels of learning. Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt workshops last about two to four weeks, and provide participants with the knowledge needed to complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Wounded warrior rides bike across Israel

    Nov 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) Aca,!" A Fort Lee employee had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he traveled across Israel on his bike.

  • Fort Lee commander to appear in sexual assault public service announcement

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) - Fort Lee's senior commander has made his stance on sexual assault clear in a new public service announcement that will be released soon

  • ONE MILLION COMBAT FLIGHT HOURS FLOWN BY ARMY UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

    Nov 5, 2010

    Brief article highlighting the Army's Unmanned Aircraft surpassing the 1 million combat flight hour milestone in support of Operation's Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • FORSCOM Hispanic warrant officer attains a first in his professional field

    Nov 3, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Princido Texidor, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Food Service advisor, was promoted today to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). The promotion made Texidor of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Army's Food Service branch. CW5 is the highest rank in the Warrant Officer Corps. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM's G4/Director of Logistics, presided over the promotion ceremony, which took place in the Hall of Heroes at the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Taking command

    Nov 2, 2010

    Change of command Army Field Support Battalion Korea/Logistics Support Element, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey. This battalion is part of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • Gladiator's costume run raises spirits for Halloween

    Oct 29, 2010

    More than 250 Soldiers, family members and pets met the rising sun Friday dressed in costumes for the 593rd Special Troops Battalion Halloween costume run.

  • FORSCOM Commander Visits Forward Team At Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    General James D. Thurman, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, visited his forward command post at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 28, 2010, for an up-close view of the continuing preparations for the FORSCOM headquarters relocation to Fort Bragg, as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. By the end of Nov. 2010, more than 200 members of the FORSCOM staff will be on the ground ensuring a successful arrival of the main body of the command in 2011, while also ensuring seamless mission continuity as FORSCOM provides trained and ready forces to combatant commanders, at home and abroad, through the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process.

  • JBLM Soldiers help make a difference for local communities

    Oct 28, 2010

    Soldiers from all across the installation spread out into surrounding communities to participate in this year's national Make a Difference Day Oct. 23.

  • FRG leaders hear message of Spiritual Resiliency, 'Strong Bonds'

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group leaders attended the third and final Family Forum session Oct. 27 at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army National Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Representing FORSCOM units nationwide, the 470 FRG leaders heard U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver speak about spiritual resiliency and Strong Bonds. Resiliency was the topic Carver first brought to their attention, explaining that the outcomes of spiritual resilience could range from greater emotional health, happiness, martial stability, social support, less alcohol use and less delinquency.

  • Soldier, spouse find drive together in JBLM bench press, dead lift championship

    Oct 27, 2010

    Sgt. Chuck Garmon, a mechanic with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and his wife, Jessica Garmon, who competed together at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center in this year's annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord bench press and dead lift championship Saturday, aren't exactly your average couple.

  • Warrior target acquired: USAMU champion wins Army Soldier of the Year

    Oct 27, 2010

    A Soldier with 21 national rifle shooting records added one more trophy to the case Monday: the U.S. Army's Soldier of the Year. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher's young life has been one of high achievement. Now the 26-year old rifle shooter/instructor for the Army Marksmanship Unit is the first female to win the Army's Best Warrior competition.

  • FORSCOM to release its 5-year Campaign Plan Oct. 26 at AUSA National Meeting

    Oct 26, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • FORSCOM chaplain explains role of Army chaplains to 470 FRG leaders at symposium

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) staff chaplain for Soldier and Family Well Being spoke to Family Readiness Group leaders about the role of chaplains in the Army at the third annual FRG Training Symposium Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Hotel here. Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps explained that there are many reasons for FRG leaders to know the role of the chaplains and what they have to offer to Soldiers and Family members. The annual FORSCOM-sponsored training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • FORSCOM officials honor past, present Soldiers and their Families

    Oct 26, 2010

    Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command officials placed a wreath donated by K12, Army Family Network and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders at the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" Sunday, at Arlington Cemetery. This event was one of three team building exercises for FRG leaders attending the FORSCOM FRG Leader Training Symposium.

  • FRG leaders receive praise from Gen. Thurman, learn how ARFORGEN benefits Army Families

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - Family Readiness Group leaders attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here learned the Army is considering reduction of deployments to about nine months to increase dwell time for Soldiers and ease the stress on Families. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of FORSCOM, delivered this welcome surprise to the assembled 470 FRG leaders Oct. 24 as he praised them for their service and dedication to helping Soldiers. FRG leaders from FORSCOM units all over the United States arrived in the national capital region Oct. 21 for the four-day symposium, and their training and networking will continue at the AUSA National Meeting Oct. 25-27. Following the FORSCOM FRG specific training, the volunteer leaders will attend the AUSA Family Forums to learn even more about the Army's support programs for Soldiers and Families.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders attend AUSA opening session

    Oct 26, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (Oct. 23, 2010) - Monday, about 470 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders were present at the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition opening session. After the opening session, FRG leaders had the opportunity to listen and take notes during the first AUSA Family Forum where the Secretary of the Army and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army rendered remarks.

  • FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication

    Oct 25, 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Col. Dan Baggio, 404-464-5750, daniel.baggio@us.army.mil FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • FRG leaders learn how to counter impact of multiple, frequent, extended deployments - reintegration

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Teaching gathered Family Readiness Group leaders how to counter the stress they and their Soldiers have faced during more than nine years of war was the focus of the "Reintegration and Mitigating Impacts of Recurring, Frequent and Extended Deployments" breakout session held here Oct. 23. Part of the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium, the session was one of five available to FRG leaders here during day three of the training event. FORSCOM Well-Being Specialists Felix Major and Terrance Spoon led the breakout session, teaching the 470 FRG leaders who represented FORSCOM units from installations nationwide.

  • FORSCOM senior leader finishes Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 24, 2010

    FORSCOM senior leader participates in the Army Ten-miler Race.

  • FRG leaders learn about funding, fundraising

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Knowing when you can and when you can't spend money to support your unit's Family Readiness Group can sometimes be confusing, especially for volunteer FRG leaders. That's why Col. Norman F. Allen, staff judge advocate for U.S. Army Forces Command, led a breakout session today at the third annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium held at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel that included information about funding and fundraising.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders learn about survivor outreach services at annual training symposium

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services experts from Installation Management Command today encouraged the 470 Family Readiness Group leaders, attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here to educate themselves about the benefits of "SOS." Donna Engeman, Survivor Outreach Services survivor advocate and special projects coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the primary SOS instructor at the training symposium. She is also a survivor who lost her husband when he was killed by an explosively formed penetrating device May 14, 2006 in Iraq.

  • Family readiness group leaders tackle comprehensive Soldier fitness

    Oct 23, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 22, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted the second day of its third annual Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training Symposium Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Hotel by focusing on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. The annual training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • Family Readiness Leaders Get Tips on Health

    Oct 23, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Colonel Holly Olson, director of medical education in charge of all graduate professional health education at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, spoke to 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders here today, pertaining to maintaining their individual health. The FRG leaders, representing Army units nationwide, are gathered in the nation's capital to attend the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) FRG Training Symposium from Oct. 21 to 27.

  • ItAca,!a,,cs training time for FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 22, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 21, 10)-About 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled Thursday, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2010 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. The symposium is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for FORSCOM FRG leaders while serving as a pipeline for information concerning the introduction of new-and updates for existing-programs and services established to support Soldiers and their Family members.

  • Army explores software transformation initiatives

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" The Army is implementing lessons learned from the Apps for the Army challenge, to support strategic initiatives for Army Software Transformation.

  • Day four of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 21, 2010

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers gathered here for the 2010 Department of the Army Soldier and NCO of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition knew day four would be a stress test. Their day started at 5 a.m. as they underwent the rigors of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills that forced them to think on their feet under trying, realistic conditions.

  • "What Right Looks Like" - NEW FORSCOM/USARC Battalion Conducts 1st PT Test

    Oct 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2010) - An important cooperative training milestone was reached Tuesday, as leaders of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Special Troops Battalion (STB) administered the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to Soldiers of the battalion for the first time, here.

  • Best Warrior: Day Three

    Oct 20, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- Day Three of the annual Best Warrior Competition began with an equipment issue and refresher training on weapons assembly/disassembly and the HUMVEE Egress Assistance Trainer. The training may be critical for the most demanding part of the competition, the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, which dominate the remainder of the five-day event.

  • Army gathers brain data for deploying personnel through ANAM

    Oct 18, 2010

    All Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, civilians and contractors deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are mandated to take a 20-minute neurocognitive assessment test through the Department of Defense Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics center located near Madigan Healthcare System.

  • Army health care surveys prvide important data

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys are a 24-question, confidential survey given to patients selected on a random basis by a contractor via U.S. mail. They are designed to provide Madigan's command staff and providers with unique information about how our patients feel about their providers, the services at the hospital and clinics and access to their health care needs. Those surveys have allowed Madigan to enhance, increase, adjust and continue to provide world-class military medicine for all our beneficiaries.

  • An old rose shall bloom again

    Oct 18, 2010

    TUMWATER, Wash. - A Washington State Department of Natural Resources helicopter mechanic discovered a piece of U.S. military history while scavenging for spare parts - the first AH-1 Cobra helicopter to be used in combat in Vietnam.

  • 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the 'Raider Brigade,' uncases colors

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The last combat brigade to leave Iraq prior to President Obama's Aug. 31 deadline and the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the return of the Raider Brigade to Joint Base Lewis-McChord marks the return home of the last of the installation's three Stryker brigades.

  • Trout find home on American Lake

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Officials at Russell Landing Marina will feed them and look after more than 50,000 fingerling rainbow trout in a program to maintain a healthy, fishable population on American Lake.

  • Madigan first to train Army's new Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course

    Oct 18, 2010

    It takes a partnership throughout the medical community to train a good nurse. That's a lesson learned from the Army's Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course being held for the first time in Madigan Healthcare System and some of Tacoma's emergency rooms.

  • Domestic violence scars for life

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The monthlong awareness effort on JBLM features various events to help educate the community on available resources.

  • 'Fire does not discriminate'

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Hundreds of patrons flocked to the Army Family Covenant Arena Saturday to learn more about fire safety and how to keep their loved ones safe in case of a fire emergency.

  • Wounded Warriors receive therapy through horses

    Oct 18, 2010

    The eight-week equine therapy program brings in Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers once a week to Serenity Farms to work with horses volunteered by their owners.

  • Madigan tests mass casualty response

    Oct 18, 2010

    A recent mass casualty exercise by Madigan Healthcare System highlighted the hospital's readiness for an active shooter and a large number of casualties. It came the day of an actual incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Md., where the real life situation mirrored the exercise at Madigan. The goals of the exercise were to test Madigan's implementation of the National Incident Management System for emergency management and to test the increase in security forces at Madigan's hospital and clinics.

  • JBLM Soldier Readiness Processing Center processes 18,000 Soldiers, twice

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Readiness Processing Center recently received accolades for maintaining efficient processes while deploying and redeploying the largest troop contingent since the Korean War.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Oct 18, 2010

    Eight teenagers joined practitioners from the Adolescent Specialty Clinic and participated in Madigan Healthcare System's second teen forum designed to provide them with an outlet to discuss how this war is affecting our Soldier's adolescents.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Photo Update, U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward), Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 1

    Oct 13, 2010

    A selection of photographic highlights from the forward location of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Human resource leaders take on BRAC challenges

    Oct 12, 2010

    Human resources leaders from across the post and other locations met at Fort Bragg, Oct. 5 to develop strategies to deal with the impact - good and bad - expected to result from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-directed relocation of thousands of Army civilian employees.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • US, Iraqi aviators fly joint mission

    Oct 11, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation New Dawn, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq. The brigade's main mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter-indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One." The brigade's work-horse battalion, the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, is actively involved in advising and assisting an Iraqi army Huey squadron on Camp Taji. The two units have completed several missions together in the Baghdad area. Here is a look at their most recent mission.

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: let the healing begin

    Oct 8, 2010

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers learn to deal with post-deployment adrenaline issues.

  • Drive home becomes rescue mission

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Spc. Roger E. Dennen Jr., 22, a simple drive home to have lunch with his fiancAfA evolved into a life-saving event. He was on his way home on Aug. 26 when he spotted a car that had collided with a tree near the corner of 176th and Pacific Avenue, in Tacoma.In the tradition of a Good Samaritan and a good Soldier trained in first aid, he stopped to help.

  • Raiders reunite with community partners

    Oct 8, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - There were smiles on the faces of the Soldiers and leaders from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders" as they greeted their Adopt-A-Company partners at a social Sept. 23 at the Lakewood City Hall.

  • Changes continue at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A week has passed since Joint Base Lewis-McChord final operational capability began, and it's also been the first week of Network Enterprise Center support for telephone and computer networks on McChord Field.

  • 88 servicemembers become U.S. citizens in combat zone

    Oct 6, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Breaking barriers, making history

    Oct 5, 2010

    Coral J. Jones reached the pinnacle grade in her profession and made Army history as she became the first African-American female to earn the rank of chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps.

  • Japanese exercise at Yakima Training Center goes beyond combat proficiency

    Oct 5, 2010

    Japanese service members train at Yakima Training Center with the logistical support of I Corps Soldiers.

  • Drowning Pool rocks JBLM with free welcome home concert

    Oct 5, 2010

    Story and photos from a recent concert on JBLM featuring Drowning Pool honoring Soldiers returning from deployments.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Soldiers and family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion, a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice yielded memories of a lifetime. Fifty-five Soldiers assigned to the WTB were given special access to visit the team during a practice September 22. Family members and service animals were also welcomed as the Seahawks unrolled the red carpet.

  • JBLM exercise tests air-support capability

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A training exercise held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently might have only involved 10 Soldiers and Airmen, a tent, and a couple of vehicles but what it demonstrated might change how Air Force and Army units conduct close air support.

  • Fans welcome 'Idol' star to JBLM

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert visited JBLM to the delight of hundreds of screaming fans of all ages.

  • Drowning Pool unleashes fury on raucus JBLM crowd

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Music, lights and the screams of fans filled the night sky over Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the Dallas rock band Drowning Pool unleashed a furious torrent of tunes Sept. 26.

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Soldiers from Japan take advantage of the wide-open spaces at the Yakima Training Center

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - The annual Japanese-led training exercise in its 17th year at Yakima Training Center, dubbed Operation Rising Thunder, officially came to a close Sept. 24. The event, lasting nearly a month, opens all of Yakima's vast expanse of ranges, trails and terrain to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • CSI training hones Iraqi Police Officer Skills

    Sep 30, 2010

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Army hospital shelves paper processes for digital supply system in Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2010

    In August, the MC4 program and 6th Medical Logistics Management Center teamed up with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan to arm them with a digital medical supply system, making them the Army facility to utilize it in theater.

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