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  • Madigan focuses behavioral health efforts on redeploying Stryker brigades

    Apr 12, 2010

    Madigan Army Medical Center is gearing up for the return of 12,000 Soldiers from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades and will call in extra providers from other military treatment facilities to help screen each Soldier for behavior health issues.

  • Journalist brings to life story of Jewish-American Army Nurse Corps nurse

    Apr 12, 2010

    Welch spoke recently at Madigan Army Medical Center to celebrate the 109th Army Nurse Corps anniversary. His book describes Slanger's persistence in becoming a nurse, which was not a widely accepted profession for a Jewish woman in the 1930s. She was declined admission to the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, and had to reapply before finally being accepted.

  • World War II Soldier reflects on liberating concentration camp during holocaust remembrance ceremony

    Apr 12, 2010

    For 65 years, Leo Hymas has been haunted by what he witnessed just outside of the German town of Weimar during World War II. In his short military career of 11 months, Hymas had already lost his best friend in combat and disobeyed orders to kill two German prisoners of war, but discovering the Buchenwald concentration camp was something Hymas wasn't prepared to find.

  • Army's #2 civilian leader visits Fort McPherson

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal got a firsthand look at the four main headquarters here that facilitate force generation, sourcing, training, command and control of the majority of Active and Reserve component Soldiers Army-wide today. Visiting U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT) and First Army, the Army's second highest ranking civilian leader received in-depth briefings about current operations, said Lt. Col. Richard K. Bond, one of FORSCOM's action officers for Under Secretary's Westphal's visit.

  • Scrap project beautifies Basra

    Apr 11, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. officials welcomed Iraqi media to view a surprising sight April 1, 2010: an empty lot. Until recently, the lot in Basra, Iraq, had been the site of a huge pile of scrap metal as tall as surrounding buildings.

  • U.S. troops advise at Iranian border

    Apr 11, 2010

    Soldiers of the 17th Fires Brigade, currently deployed to southern Iraq's Basrah Province out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, conduct joint operations with Iraqis Security Forces along Iraq's border with Iran.

  • Father patches son in ceremony

    Apr 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On April 8, a Tennessee father placed a combat patch on his son's right shoulder in Iraq, celebrating his son's service at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Formerly wounded Soldiers mentor service members at JBB

    Apr 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Eight Soldiers who sustained injuries during previous deployments returned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, April 9 for Operation Proper Exit V.

  • Soldiers track trailers at transfer point

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The Trailer Transfer Point at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, opened for business March 15.

  • Soldiers train to save lives in combat

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - During a training exercise, a simulated improvised explosive device hit a convoy, forcing Soldiers to use combat life saver skills to react to an extreme situation with casualties, during a CLS course April 1 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Rough Terrain Container Handler operators manage container yard

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Some Soldiers use video games to pass the time in Iraq, but one Soldier said he actually gets to play them at work.

  • Mechanics maintain standard of safety for traveling Soldiers

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A breakdown off base in a war zone stops an entire convoy, creating an opportunity for the enemy to attack.

  • Net results - A former tennis champion, Soldier now a member of All-Army volleyball team

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - He began as an 8-year-old kid swinging a tennis racket, later joined the Army, and eventually became an exceptional volleyball player well into his 20s. Call it Eric Latson's net result. It's one thing to earn a spot on an All-Army team, but it's quite another to do so in your second sport. Latson - now a 27-year-old sergeant first class and food service specialist with the 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord - managed that in 2009.

  • Now that's a bike ride - 4th annual Extreme Mountain Bike Race

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - He looked like a man in his 30s and rode like one a decade younger than that. No one else really had a chance in the Sport category of Saturday's annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Extreme Mountain Bike Race when 48-year-old Pat Dale decided to show up.

  • Women continue to make history

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The local community paid tribute to American women pioneers during a Women's History Month celebration at the American Lake Community Center March 24, hosted by 555th Engineer Brigade.

  • Shopping at the commissary best way to save time, money

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Military families enjoy many privileges, not the least of which is access to the commissary. Shopping at the commissary isn't just convenient, it also saves money.

  • A mission to save lives

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - They are on a mission to save lives. The blood team from Madigan Army Medical Center's Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Pacific Northwest recently conducted a blood drive at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

  • Imaginations run wild during annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Kids' Fest

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Kids' imaginations ran wild while their parents got a look at resources available. The 18th Annual Kids' Fest drew more than 3,000 children and parents to the American Lake Community Center April 1, proving to be one of the most popular events on base.

  • JBLM combined leadership challenge: lessons in leadership

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWISMcCHORD, Wash. - With spring break in swing, Army JROTC cadets from four schools camped out at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for this year's Joint Combined Leadership Challenge March 29 through April 2. Air Force JROTC programs also attended the camp. Nearly 300 cadets from Lakes, Arlington, Todd Beamer and Federal Way high schools attended the camp.

  • Survivors get lesson in coping strategies

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors held a survivor seminar and "Good Grief Camp" at Joint Base Lewis-McChord North Chapel March 26 and 27 for the nearly 100 area family members and children connected to service members who have died

  • New civilian aide to secretary of the Army has JBLM ties

    Apr 9, 2010

    A former I Corps deputy commanding general and chief of staff was named civilian aide to the secretary of the Army two weeks ago in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Commentary: Good parents think, act like good NCOs

    Apr 9, 2010

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents - those who are most often the abusers. ... For me, to be a good parent you have to think and act like an NCO. Look at the attributes that make a good NCO and you'll see what I mean.

  • FORSCOM Civilian employees answer the transfer call

    Apr 9, 2010

    In mid-2005, word came with the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters would relocate to Fort Bragg, N.C. Nearly five years later, more than 650 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees received formal Transfer of Function notices March 1 that their jobs were relocating between 2010 and 2011.

  • Enduring Clean Sweep Continues to Save Fort Hood Millions

    Apr 8, 2010

    by Pfc. Sean McGuire FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood and III Corps launched Operation Clean Sweep more than a year ago to help units get rid of unused or broken equipment. Between February and September 2009, units on Fort Hood turned in nearly $14 million in supplies...

  • Christians come together to celebrate Easter at JBB

    Apr 7, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 250 Christian service members and civilians came together for an Easter sunrise service April 4 at Holt Memorial Stadium at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Michigan Guardsmen escort Iraqi workers at JBB

    Apr 7, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Almost every morning, Soldiers with the 1073rd Maintenance Company out of Greenville, Mich., escort local nationals working with the Department of Public Works from the entry gate at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, onto the base.

  • U.S. transfers facilities to Iraqi control as drawdown continues

    Apr 7, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq and the movement of Iraqi forces into the role of providing all security for the country, bases that have housed U.S. troops over the past several years - in many cases alongside Iraqi troops - are being returned to full Iraqi control.

  • Leading the way toward a stronger democracy

    Apr 6, 2010

    The 2010 national elections in Iraq went by with order and relative peace throughout the country, and Maysan Province is a prime example of this success by Iraqi Security Forces in securing their nation and their democracy.

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • JBB celebrates Women's History Month

    Apr 5, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers and Airmen came together to recognize Women's History Month March 29 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Mobile Redistribution Team cleans up Mosul

    Apr 5, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Members of the Mobile Redistribution Team at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, work around the clock to clean up unit's supply inventory, save taxpayer's money and prepare the base for the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq.

  • 49th Transportation Battalion celebrates with replacement unit

    Apr 5, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, spent some time getting to know its replacement unit at a battalion social March 28 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldiers learn to teach anti-explosive techniques

    Apr 5, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Improvised explosive devices are the main threat throughout the Iraq Joint Operations Area, and Soldiers were trained to locate them at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 31.

  • COB Basra celebrates first Protestant liturgical service

    Apr 4, 2010

    The first liturgical Protestant Worship Service was held at the Contingency Operating Base Basra chapel on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010. "Soldiers come from a variety of faith traditions, and we have some that come from traditions such as Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopalian or Reformed who are used to several different types of things in worship that are distinct and we are trying to incorporate those things into this worship service," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Mallard, 1st Infantry Division Chaplain.

  • JBB kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with leaders' workshop

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Army and Air Force came together to host a sexual assault awareness leaders' workshop at Morale, Welfare and Recreation center east, April 2 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Fort Hood transportation unit heads home

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) handed its mission over to the 14th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), during a transfer of authority ceremony April 3 at Morale,Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Construction on Iraqi Army Camp Ur complete

    Apr 3, 2010

    CAMP UR, Iraq - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 28 at Iraqi Army Camp Ur, Iraq, commemorating the completion of a $27 million project funded by U.S. forces for the Iraqi Army.

  • Soldiers keep an eye on Mosul

    Apr 3, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The Base Defense Operations Center at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, acts as the eyes and ears of the base and surrounding areas, to ensure the safety of everyone within its walls.

  • US Senators visit JBB to discuss mission, constituent concerns

    Apr 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Three U.S. senators came to the Oasis dining facility to visit service members and receive a brief on the upcoming responsible drawdown of forces, March 29 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Iraqi Air Force prepares to return to Talil

    Apr 2, 2010

    Iraqi Air Force commander tours COB Adder as his unit, Squadron 70, prepares to take control of Tallil Air Base as part of a larger effort of re-establishing Iraqi Security Forces in various locations throughout Iraq.

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    Apr 2, 2010

    In locales around the world, people often have their special places and hidden gems they consider as "must-sees" whenever they pass through, and Iraq is no different. With military bases throughout theater, such locations become well-known for different reasons.

  • Medics Teach Afghans to Help Themselves

    Apr 2, 2010

    Green Berets are teaching Afghans to take care of themselves with a unique program.

  • General visits Rawhide Soldiers, tours Ziggurat

    Apr 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general with Joint Contracting Command - Iraq/Afghanistan, visited Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 27, to ensure that her unit, which is responsible for all of the contracts in theater, meets the needs of the service members who live there.

  • The Third Army's role in the and the buildup in Afghanistan responsible drawdown of Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. William G. Webster will provide a media update April 2, 2010, at 10:00 EST in the DoD Press Briefing Room. The topics addressed will be the Third Army's role in the responsible drawdown of Iraq, buildup in Afghanistan and the reset of our Army

  • 5K Run honors Molly Pitcher

    Apr 2, 2010

    The 17th Fires Brigade held a 5K run in honor of Molly Pitcher for military service members and Defense Department civilians on Contingency Operating Base Basra, March 21, 2010.

  • Soldiers celebrate Women's History Month in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Soldiers gathered at the Contingency Operating Base Basra town hall March 26, 2010, to celebrate Women's History Month with an event that focused on the important contributions women have made that are sometimes forgotten.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • "What Right Looks Like" an aerial view

    Apr 1, 2010

    Aerial photo of new FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters at Ft. Bragg, NC.

  • Personal security is detachmentAca,!a,,cs business

    Apr 1, 2010

    As the U.S. Army assumes a larger advise-and-assist role in Iraq, Iraqi and American commanders meet frequently to coordinate operations and cultivate relationships. In the southern provinces of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, and Basra, a group of specially trained Soldiers known as the Personal Security Detachment, part of 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment "Steel Tigers," enables their battalion leadership to move freely on the Iraqi roads.

  • Medics of 3-1 Cav apply healing hands

    Apr 1, 2010

    The call for aid came early in the evening, March 28, 2010: an Iraqi officer needed help from U.S. Soldiers in treating a burn victim. What made this particular request unusual was that the patient was a 2-year-old girl.

  • Al Kut welcomes fish and meat market

    Apr 1, 2010

    Since March 2008, the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team, along with U.S. forces and Iraqi Security Forces at Contingency Operating Base Delta near al-Kut, has been working to establish economic stability in the region by giving local merchants sanitary places to sell their meat and fish.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Providers operate Army's largest supply support activity

    Mar 31, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers with the 716th Quartermaster Company out of Jersey City, N.J., manage the largest multi-category Supply Support Activity facility in the Army at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade uncases colors, 194th reaches mission end

    Mar 31, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 194th Engineer Brigade out of Jackson, Tenn., transferred authority to the 36th Engineer Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony March 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Border team hands over tradition

    Mar 30, 2010

    Since soccer is a popular game among Iraqi children, the inclusion of soccer balls in humanitarian missions is more than a gift; it is a symbol of goodwill between U.S. forces and Iraqi residents.

  • Issue Management System: The AFAP process 'digitized'

    Mar 30, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, GA., (March 29, 2010)-U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Well-Being officials were recently Beta testers for a new software application that is expected to standardize the way quality-of-life issues are submitted Army-wide for review through the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) process. During FORSCOM's 2010 AFAP conference March 24-26; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Project Liaison Michelle Reilly and Defense Web Technologies Project Manager Michele Ruditis facilitated Beta testing of the AFAP Issue Management System (IMS) for FORSCOM Well-Being staff and conference attendees. The AFAP IMS will allow for review, submission, escalation and tracking of issues throughout the issue-resolution process, according to Ruditis.

  • Army Master Resilience Training course provides valued instruction

    Mar 29, 2010

    The Army is continuing to enhance its warfighters with something more powerful than new artillery weapon systems, night vision scopes and expensive gadgets.

  • Logistics partnering in Maysan Province

    Mar 29, 2010

    The 121st Brigade Support Battalion's partnership with the Iraqi Security Forces focuses not only on developing their ability to conduct combat operations, but also upon developing their administrative and logistics capabilities.

  • Iraqi, US students make connections over Web

    Mar 29, 2010

    A student at the Hillah High School for Exceptional Students accepts gifts from the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division before communicating over the internet with students at Brookstone High School, in Columbus, Ga., March 17, 2010. Students from both schools shared information and asked questions about one another's culture during the session.

  • FORSCOM Family 'sound off' during Census 2010

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 29, 2010)-It's that time again in the United States, the time when we count the nation's population. Known as the Census, this once-per-decade effort begins April 1, but many people have already started receiving the forms in the mail. U.S. Department of Commerce officials said accurate census reporting among Soldiers and their Families is important. In fact, they emphasize that it's just as important to the military population as it is for their civilian counterparts. The Census results determine the distribution of about $400 billion per year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This money is what funds community services nationwide, services that also benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • Arizona-based unit brings clothing to give to local community

    Mar 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Soldiers with the 3666th Support Maintenance Company provided clothing and other donated items to the local community during a humanitarian aid mission March 21 near Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Recovery supports convoys during travel

    Mar 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - Recovery Soldiers travel with convoys throughout Iraq, supporting units should vehicles break down during their mission.

  • Convoy security team keeps vehicles safe on road

    Mar 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Soldiers of D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Ashland City, Tenn., provide security for convoys that travel from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to destinations throughout the country.

  • JBB officials cut ribbon at Container Repair Yard

    Mar 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Military and civilian officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new Container Repair Yard March 22 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • The votes are in, AFAP delegates have spoken

    Mar 26, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga., (March 26, 2010) - Votes were cast and the top five quality-of-life issues were announced today as the annual, week-long U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded at the Crown Plaza Hotel-Atlanta Airport. Planned and facilitated by Well-Being Division personnel from FORSCOM G-1, 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide assembled here this week to review 72 quality-of-life issues identified during last year's installation-level AFAP conferences. First the delegates were assigned to five workgroups, and then the 72 issues were organized into five categories - Benefits and Entitlements; Child, Youth and School Services; Family Support/Civilian Issues; Force Support; and Medical and Dental.

  • Process Improvement Specialists earn LSS Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 26, 2010

  • U.S. preps facility for transfer to Iraqi Army as part of drawdown

    Mar 26, 2010

    Preparing for any redeployment often involves extensive inventories and equipment reallocations, but the process for one U.S. base in southern Maysan Province has the added challenge of transferring the entire base, equipment and crucial infrastructure.

  • Sustainment Soldiers travel to JBB to renovate buildings for future occupancy by replacement units

    Mar 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) came from various locations in Iraq to work on a renovation project that began March 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Soldiers remember lost comrade

    Mar 26, 2010

    They gathered in the Contingency Operating Station Kalsu chapel with heavy hearts and somber silence. The tiny chapel was filled to capacity, but the overwhelming stillness that filled the small building signaled the somberness of the event.

  • 1-10 FA Regt. Artillerymen say farewell

    Mar 26, 2010

    Members of the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, filed into the auditorium at Contingency Operating Station Delta, Iraq, March 12, 2010, for a memorial ceremony.

  • US Ambassador to Iraq visits Karbala Province

    Mar 26, 2010

    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill discussed the state of Karbala Province with Brig. Gen. Ricky Gibbs, 1st Infantry Division and United States Division-South deputy commanding general for maneuver, Soldiers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, and members of the Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team, at Patrol Base Husaniyah, Mar. 6, 2010.

  • Four-star general visits JBB, talks drawdown, reflects on women's history

    Mar 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and a Fort Belvoir, Va., resident, made a March 20 visit to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to discuss the upcoming responsible drawdown of personnel and equipment in Iraq.

  • Watching history unfold: national elections in Iraq

    Mar 26, 2010

    The night before the Iraqi national elections, Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were still going through their system checks. While they would not be in charge of security for the polling sites in the Najaf, Babil, Wasit, Diwaniyah and Karbala provinces, they were determined to be ready if a call for help came.

  • 3rd BSTB welcomes new level-one fighters

    Mar 26, 2010

    Soldiers of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division graduate from a one-week, level one combatives course at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu in southern Iraq.

  • FORSCOM AFAP delegates seek to enhance Army community's quality of life

    Mar 25, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 25, 2010)-Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) official Lynn McCullum kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, here, Wednesday morning as the keynote speaker during the opening session. McCullum, FMWRC director of family programs, sought to inspire conference delegates to continue doing good work, such as with their promotion of Army Family programs and also in their participation during the week-long conference. "Ordinary people like us...can accomplish awesome and extraordinary things," she said. "That is really what you're here about today-and during the next couple of days-is that you will accomplish extraordinary things."

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • FORSCOM AFAP conference delegates arrive for duty

    Mar 24, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 24, 2010) - Human Resources officials of the Army's largest command welcomed 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide to Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan Conference. The delegates represent the voices of installation-level Army communities as they prioritize FORSCOM's top 10 quality-of-life issues that will be forwarded for resolution through the ongoing Department of the Army national AFAP process.

  • Military and civilian officials cut ribbon of Super jet Travel Agency at JBB

    Mar 24, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Military and Maitha General Trading group officials celebrated the grand opening of MGT's Superjet Travel Agency with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 15 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Service members participate in JBB Fire Muster

    Mar 24, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad Fire Department held the year's first fire muster, a joint-service competition, March 13 at JBB, Iraq. The fire muster pitted teams from all branches of service against one another in games that simulated firefighter tasks and skills, said Spc. Clayton Williams Jr., a JBB firefighter with the 63rd Ordnance Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • Quartermasters train to stay fresh during deployment

    Mar 24, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - The 263rd Quartermaster Company out of Fort Bliss, Texas, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) continues to train their Soldiers on the technical and tactical skills of their laundry-service mission at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Cavalry Soldier becomes US citizen

    Mar 23, 2010

    During a ceremony inside the Al-Fal Palace at Camp Victory in Baghdad, a young Soldier of Pakistani descent became the first person in his family to earn his U.S. citizenship, Feb. 15, 2010.

  • English classes speak volumes

    Mar 23, 2010

    Several employees at the Basra International Airport gathered March 14, 2010, in separate rooms to continue their next set of lessons, which began more than two months ago. However, these classes had nothing to do with radar procedures or ticketing processes.

  • Gospel Choir keeps the audience, messages rolling

    Mar 23, 2010

    They may not be ready for Broadway just yet, but the Basra Gospel Choir put on a show for an appreciative crowd that any amateur troop would envy, at the Contingency Operating Base Basra Town Hall, March 19, 2010.

  • Hawaii Soldier Wins MacArthur Leadership Award

    Mar 22, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Mar. 12, 2010) -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur used the words duty, honor, country in his famous farewell speech to the West Point Corps of Cadets on May 12, 1962. Those three words accurately describe the principles of one 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier, Capt. Bryan Williams, Aide-de-Camp to the commanding general, 8th TSC, who was one of 28 active and reserve component company-grade officers announced last week as winners of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • 'Iron Hammer' Soldiers gain insight on career progression

    Mar 20, 2010

    The 121st Brigade Support Battalion, "Iron Hammers," held a seminar for its Soldiers with career advancement in mind, Feb. 27, 2010, at Memorial Hall on Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Iraqi-owned bank opens on U.S. base

    Mar 20, 2010

    The Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone at Contingency Operating Base Adder has long been a place where aspiring business-minded Iraqis work with U.S. forces and support the local economy by providing jobs.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors visit Taji, JBB

    Mar 20, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Cast members from the television series "Sons of Anarchy" visited service members March 14 to March 16 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Provider chaplains hold prayer luncheon

    Mar 20, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplains with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held the command's first prayer luncheon in the Audie Murphy Room at the Oasis Dining Facility, March 17 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 'Iron Hammer' battalion honors schools for support

    Mar 19, 2010

    In the past few months, the Soldiers and officers of 121st Brigade Support Battalion "Iron Hammer" were sent numerous care packages, sketches and art projects from students of Skyline Elementary and Lincoln Elementary schools, located in Canon City, Colo.

  • Mayor cell keeps living areas safe and clean for Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Although the time is quickly approaching for the Soldiers of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to re-deploy home to Oregon, the mayor cell at logistics support area Anzio on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, must continue its mission until all Soldiers have left theater.

  • Empire State MPs partner in safe Iraqi election

    Mar 18, 2010

    As tens of thousands of Basra residents voted in the March 7, 2010, national elections, Soldiers from the 206th Military Police Company joined their Iraqi Security Force partners in monitoring the country's second largest city in its Provincial Joint Communications Center.

  • Iraqi Security Forces take lead in election security

    Mar 18, 2010

    In 2005, Iraq held two rounds of elections in a chaotic environment with heavy outside influence and security in the hands of Coalition Forces. What a difference five years can make.

  • Texas finance team provides support for all of western Iraq

    Mar 18, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, IRAQ - Soldiers of A Detachment, 15th Financial Management Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, supply financial assistance to all military personnel and Department of Defense civilians in the western region of Iraq.

  • 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment takes command

    Mar 18, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE TAJI, Iraq - The 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) handed its mission over to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th ESC, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 12 at Contingency Operating Base Taji, Iraq.

  • Transfer of Function Notices issued, FORSCOM employees weigh options

    Mar 17, 2010

    For the past two weeks, more than 700 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees have been considering their options ahead of an April 1st deadline to respond to their individual Transfer of Function Notices.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Soldiers jazz-up International Women's Day

    Mar 17, 2010

    International Women's Day blew hot and cold as female Soldier vocalists from the 1st Infantry Division's "Spirit of the First" chorus and band took to the Holy Joe's coffeehouse stage at Contingency Operating Base Basra, backed by the division's Jazz Combo, March 8, 2010, for a Women's History Month salute to legendary ladies of jazz.

  • From wheelchair to running shoes

    Mar 16, 2010

    When Spc. Shane Rose became injured after dislocating his femur, his loss of the ability to walk was soon shadowed by other losses, those of independence and his sense of self. His journey since came with the especially difficult and painful task of becoming someone different - stronger of spirit and weaker of body - than he was before.

  • Organic Food: How much better are they'

    Mar 16, 2010

    You are standing in the produce section of the Commissary. The fruits and vegetables on both sides of the aisle look and feel the same. The only difference is that on one side of the aisle produce is labeled "organic", while the fruits and vegetables on the other side are conventionally grown. Is organic produce better for you than conventionally grown produce' Which one should you buy' It is hard to know unless you become a more informed shopper.

  • Army leader tastes what's cookin' at Natick

    Mar 16, 2010

    Soldiers are eating better with help from new technologies. That was the message Army scientists delivered to the Army's civilian leader during a visit to research and development facilities here March 15.