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  • Fort Hood offers recognition for Vietnam vets

    Apr 11, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, and the surrounding communities will gather May 21, 2012, on the installation to give area Vietnam veterans the recognition and welcome home they deserve.

  • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.

  • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan

    Jul 11, 2011

    Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback

    Jul 11, 2011

    Good customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place'

    Jul 7, 2011

    Senior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.

  • Six years success in southern Iraq, Mission complete for U.S. reconstruction team

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq have accomplished much over the last eight years and in Babil Province, one team has thousands of success stories to its name.

  • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.

  • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held

    Jul 5, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.

  • Dust, heat no deterrent for Fourth of July fun

    Jul 5, 2011

    Contingency Operating Site Kalsu is often a dusty and uncomfortably hot place in July. Despite the dismal conditions, Soldiers and civilian employees came out in droves to celebrate America’s Independence Day with sports, food and relaxation.

  • Despite triple-digit heat, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Fort Hood

    Jul 5, 2011

    Triple-digit heat didn't prevent Fort Hood Soldiers and families from celebrating the Fourth of July during Freedom Fest 2011.

  • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence

    Jul 1, 2011

    On a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.

  • Keeping this summer safe

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Summer is here. Soldiers and their Families are out in force on area lakes, at the pools and outside enjoying the sunshine and hot weather. Along with summer and its associated outdoor activities comes a renewed emphasis on safety while enjoying outdoor activities and the need for battle buddies to look out for one another.

  • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money

    Jul 1, 2011

    Fort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.

  • Staying fit through deployment

    Feb 21, 2011

  • Musayyib celebrates new civic center

    Feb 21, 2011

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • 3rd ACR, Iraqi Army practice basic combat skills

    Feb 20, 2011

    Iraqi Army soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation.

  • Force Protection

    Feb 11, 2011

    Standalone photo representing Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.

  • Predictability, increased dwell time coming, SMA tells troops

    Aug 16, 2010

    Increased dwell time and predictability are coming, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told approximately 500 Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday.

  • Troop safety aided by accurate information

    Jul 4, 2010

    Good leaders make sure their troops are squared away before they roll outside the wire. They check for water, ammunition and protective equipment. They check the little things to prevent big problems. They also make sure their service members are squared away by verifying their personal information is current on their Isolated Personnel Report, that they have completed and understand the online Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training and that their personal locator beacons are properly registered

  • Servicemembers become citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2010

    One hundred fifty-six service members from 56 different countries recited the Oath of Citizenship in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace and marked the Fourth of July as the day they became American citizens.

  • U.S. Army, Iraqi Air Force pilots conduct historic joint mission

    Jul 3, 2010

    The air was clear over Contingency Operating Base Basra June 27, 2010, as the Iraqi commanders of the Basra Air Base and the 70th Squadron prepped their CH 2000 reconnaissance airplane for a first-ever joint mission with U.S. AH-64 Apaches.

  • Casualty assistance officers help families find light in darkness

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army has come a long way from the days of Vietnam, when families of service members killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss. Today, the Army sends trained notification teams, followed rapidly by casualty assistance officers to guide families through decision-making and completion of the necessary paperwork for all the benefits they have coming to them.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • TF 12's Victory Chapel nears completion for July dedication

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade often greet one another with the unit greeting of "Wings of Victory," but that phrase will take on new meaning with the completion of Task Force 12's own Victory Chapel July 1 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. As U.S. Army Europe Command's premier aviation brigade nears the end of its tour, it is leaving behind a legacy of great relationships and successful partnerships with various units in Iraq. One significant legacy it will leave for those who will rotate into country is that of a place for spiritual guidance and resiliency at Victory Chapel.

  • Thunder in the Desert: Artillerymen stay on target

    Jul 2, 2010

    Paladin crews from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division take part in a live-fire exercise to end three months of training.

  • USDS Psychologist fights battle of minds

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers need someplace to turn when the going gets tough.

  • NCO's promotion fuels couple's speed need

    Jul 1, 2010

    Fort Sill NCO usess promotion pay to further his and his wife's drag racing hobby.

  • 'Save a Life' designed to be shocking

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The laughter and joking stopped as soon as a video showing mangled bodies from car accidents began to play. It was part of the Save a Life Tour meant to "shock" people out of a possibly deadly decision: drinking and driving.

  • Garrison wants input for excellence award

    Jul 1, 2010

    Educated readers about and seek inputs for Army Communities of Excellence Award

  • Training, experience lead lifeguard to save youth

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Two Fort Sill lifeguards recently responded as they were trained to do, saving a young child from a potential drowning at Rinehart Fitness Center pool at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 'Distro' Platoon: Soldiers' lifeline to the border

    Jun 30, 2010

    The Distribution Platoon of the Forward Support Company on COS GarryOwen serves as a critical lifeline to the small camps in the border province of Maysan, Iraq.

  • Army assesses "self-healing" waveform for platoon-level communications

    Jun 30, 2010

    The U.S. Army concluded its three-week assessment of a waveform that could help separated squads maintain communications despite terrain and obstructions, during its annual integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix on June 25. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics cenA,A!ter conducted a 36 node assessment of the Soldier Radio Waveform in a relevant field environment. This was done to gauge the waveform's ability to support platoon-level data and voice traffic from the rifleman up to the squad leader. When squads spread out, they can potentially loose communications due to obstructions in the terrain. SRW is "exciting" because the network "self heals" its fragmented connectivity by leveraging other squad radios using the waveform.

  • Post launches new e-mail notification system

    Jun 27, 2010

    Fort Riley launched a new e-mail notification system "Stay in Touch with Fort Riley" which provides updates about upcoming events in the surrounding communities.

  • Chiefs visit Fort Riley PX

    Jun 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Zach Sheets said he's been a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs for 24 years - almost 25.

  • Camp teaches kids about safety

    Jun 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "It's more just getting them educated without them really knowing that they are learning," said Jeanne Schantz about the 2010 Camp 911 June 16 and 17at Camp Brown south of Abilene, Kan.

  • Families celebrate dads with brunch

    Jun 27, 2010

    Fort Riley celebrated Father's Day with a Sunday brunch in honor of the military fathers.

  • Happy birthday, CDCs party for Army, 1st ID birthdays

    Jun 27, 2010

    Fort Riley CDCs celebrate Army and 1st ID birthdays on June 14.

  • SMA visits United States Division-South

    Jun 26, 2010

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer visited Soldiers in southern Iraq to see how they are living in a deployed environment and to answer questions about the way ahead as the drawdown in Iraq approaches. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, the Army's senior enlisted member, visited Soldiers of United States Division-South at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Patrol Base Minden, and the Shalamcha Point of Entry along the Iraq-Iran border.

  • Sharing the knowledge of maintenance

    Jun 26, 2010

    Soldiers of Troop D's maintenance section invited members of the 3rd Battalion, 32nd Iraqi Army Brigade, to COB Delta for joint training. The troopers seized the opportunity to share the importance of doing a proper PMCS.

  • Logistician works to improve Army

    Jun 26, 2010

  • Iraqi Air Force, Iraqi Army form relationship

    Jun 26, 2010

    While the concept of Iraqi partnership centers around the many projects, missions, and events involving U.S. Forces and Iraqi Security Forces, there is another layer to developing relationships that is becoming stronger - the partnership between the various ISF elements themselves.

  • Muthanna takes steps toward brighter future

    Jun 26, 2010

    The Muthanna Province has seen much progress thanks to construction projects that are result of the partnership between the Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Government of Iraq.

  • Iraqi Tactical Skills Unit conducts urban training

    Jun 26, 2010

    Soldiers of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted urban maneuver training for the Iraqi Police's Muthanna Tactical Skills Unit at the Provincial Regional Training Center recently.

  • Army medics train Iraqi Police

    Jun 26, 2010

    Ten policemen from Babil and Karbala Provinces graduated from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's tactical combat medical care course at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu.

  • X Factor: X Games come to COB Adder

    Jun 26, 2010

    The Contingency Operating Base Adder community was treated to a night of high-flying acrobatics and smiling faces, courtesy of the X Games Tour, which made a stop at Memorial Hall June 17.

  • Touring the Great Ziggurat of Ur

    Jun 26, 2010

    COB Adder Soldiers recently took a day off from their normal mission of providing security for the Dhi Qar Provincial Reconstruction Team and toured the historic Great Ziggurat of Ur.

  • Iraqi Soldiers join Americans to compete for top Soldier in US Division-South

    Jun 26, 2010

    The 1st Infantry Division holds a Soldier of the Quarter Competition every three months to determine the best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in United States Division - South. The Soldiers compete in several events, both physical and technical, to prove themselves the best in their field.

  • Rain chills athletes in cold, wet sprint-distance triathlon on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Water plays a big role in every triathlon. Usually, however, it's confined to the swim portion of the race. That was not the case Saturday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where the first event of the 2010 Triple Threat Triathlon Series featured rain-soaked bike and run courses, as well. Competitors swam a half-mile in American Lake before cycling 15 miles and finishing with a three-mile run.

  • Home-style hangout: JBLM recreation center reopens after $4.5 million facelift

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers living in barracks have one less excuse to feel confined to them. After being closed for nearly 18 months, Nelson Recreation Center reopened its doors in a ceremony June 17. Originally built in 1960, the center underwent major renovations. It's all a part of the Army Family Covenant's promise to improve quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

  • I Corps CSM thanks community for its support

    Jun 25, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - As part of I Corps' efforts to stay connected with surrounding communities, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe updated the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee on the return of I Corps from a deployment in Iraq and preparations for the return of 18,000 more Soldiers and Airmen throughout the summer.

  • Mariners hold special night for Army birthday

    Jun 25, 2010

    SEATTLE - Spectators cheered as I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe of Joint Base Lewis-McChord stepped up to the Safeco Field pitcher's mound, June 18, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Seattle Mariners' home game against the Cincinnati Reds on "Army Night," a celebration of the Army's 235th birthday.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • Laboratory Commander saves lives, preserves memories

    Jun 24, 2010

    Major Barbara Bachman, the laboratory manager at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center visited the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas and donated blood on World Blood Donor Day, June 14, 2010. She is intimately familiar with the Robertson Blood Center; her past assignments include serving as the Chief of Donor Center Operations and as the Deputy Director prior to her command.

  • 81st Adjutant General Detachment Receives Unit Award

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 81st Adjutant General Detachment (Postal), 4th Sustainment Brigade, stood proudly in the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center as they received recognition for their tireless work and professionalism for the postal operation they executed in the joint military mail terminals in Iraq and Kuwait June 10...

  • Full 'Bird' father promotes son to Captain

    Jun 21, 2010

    Capt. Dwight C. Thompson not only shares a name with his father, he also chose to follow in his father's footsteps as an Army officer. Thompson's parents both traveled from the west coast to attend his promotion ceremony June 9, and his father, Col. Dwight A. Thompson, performed the promotion at the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • 502nd Dental Company Redeploys From Iraq

    Jun 21, 2010

    It was an exciting beginning to summer for the Soldiers and Families of the 502nd Dental Company, 1st Medical Brigade, as the unit returned from Iraq. Family members and friends greeted the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers and celebrated their homecoming at the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center June 12...

  • Silver Knight Brigade Celebrates 93rd Birthday

    Jun 21, 2010

    June is the birth month of the Army, and it is also the birthday for one of Fort Hood's largest brigades. It was 1917 when the Army created the 1st Medical Group and placed it under the 1st Armored Division in France. In June 2000 the unit was re-designated to brigade status...

  • Airmen march in honor of fallen comrade

    Jun 21, 2010

    Airmen from Fort Riley's 10th Air Support Operations Squadron marched more than 470 miles to remember a fallen airman. The memorial ruck march began June 10 at 12:47 p.m. - the time of Senior Airman Bradley Smith's death - from his gravesite in Glen Carbon, Ill. Two airmen walked together for a 12-mile leg around the clock through three states for seven days. The march memorialized Smith, who died Jan. 3 while serving with the 10th ASOS in Afghanistan.

  • Army dominates 2010 Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Army prevailed once again as Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit dominated the competition at the 51st Interservice Pistol championship matches held here June 14-18. Staff Sgt. Robert Park won the individual championship and U.S. Army Blue won the team title.

  • 203rd MP Battalion ends mission in southern Iraq

    Jun 19, 2010

    An end of mission ceremony for 203rd Military Police Battalion June 6 marked the end of more than ten months of operations in southern Iraq.

  • 17th FiB prepares to depart Iraq

    Jun 19, 2010

    17th Fires Brigade Soldiers show their replacements the ropes and prepare their equipment for redeployment to Fort Lewis, Wash. The 17th FiB turned over authority for U.S. efforts in Basra to the 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, on June 17.

  • Brigade transfer of authority marks reduction in forces

    Jun 19, 2010

    A transfer-of-authority ceremony marked a significant reduction of forces in southern Iraq as the 17th Fires Brigade relinquished control over operations in Basra Province to the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Border conference opens lines of communication

    Jun 19, 2010

    Lines of communication were opened and concerns addressed as U.S. and Iraqi military leaders met at the Basra Operations Center to discuss border security in Iraq.

  • Farrelly Health Clinic introduces patient-centered medical home model

    Jun 19, 2010

    Fort Riley celebrated the opening of new Farrelly Health Clinic. The new clinic is cost $26 million, it is a 52,000-square-foot facility that will provide outpatient health care to Soldiers and Family members from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Engineer Battalion, and 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. Family members assigned to these units will continue to receive outpatient care at FHC throughout deployments. This facility introduces a patient-center medical home model towards the treatment of Soldiers and Family members under one roof. Patients have services available to them in the disciplines of radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral health, optometry and radiology all within the clinic. Other available services include patient administration, pharmacy and laboratory. Chiropractic care also will be accessible only to active-duty servicemembers.

  • Fire Power, Army Reserve firefighters train at Fort Riley

    Jun 19, 2010

    Army Reserve fire departments from various units throughout the United States finished two weeks of training June 18. The training was conducted by the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute - part of the University of Kansas continuing education - for Army firefighters to acquire their firefighter certification. Classes offered were airport firefighter, pumper driver operator, aircraft rescue firefighting, driver operator, fire instructor 1 and fire officer 1.

  • K-18 to become four-lane freeway between Ogden and Manhattan

    Jun 19, 2010

    State, local and Fort Riley officials celebrate the beginning of the contruction that will tranform highway K-18 to a four-land road between Junction City, Fort Riley and Manhattan, Kansas. The project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Warrior Zone provides entertainment, place to hang out for Fort Riley Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - For Soldiers looking for something to do, a place to hang out or a place get a quick bite to eat, the Warrior Zone has it all.

  • DES, MPs carry Special Olympics torch

    Jun 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With temperatures already reaching 90 degrees members of the Directorate of Emergency Services and the Military Police joined forces June 4 for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

  • Day in the life of a Soldier

    Jun 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Shannon Heintz, biology teacher, Abilene High School, got to see firsthand what an Army tank driver sees from the seat of a tank simulator June 10.

  • USF-I celebrates 235 years of Army history

    Jun 19, 2010

    Members of United States Force - Iraq gathered in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace to celebrate 235 years of U.S. Army history with a battle streamer ceremony and cake cutting June 14.

  • Engaged leadership is key to mission success

    Jun 19, 2010

    While the manner in which the U.S. military conducts missions will continue to evolve, focusing more on advising, assisting and training, Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence K. Wilson, United States forces-Iraq command sergeant major, said the professionalism of its service members must remain consistent, and engaged leadership is one of the main factors.

  • Iraqi Army graduates first class of field artillery officers

    Jun 19, 2010

    A blown circuit shut down the air conditioners in what was once a mess hall for Republican Guard troops, and left 120 Iraqi Army lieutenants sweating in their uniforms as they waited to make history, June 6. This was the first class to graduate from the Iraqi Army Field Artillery School's Officer Basic Course and a little extra heat was not about to stop them from reaching their goals.

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • Wagonmasters start returning home

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "BUS DRIVER, MOVE THAT BUS!" was what family and friends chanted as empty busses moved to reveal a very special surprise. It was not the new home one would normally expect when hearing those words; instead it was the more than 200 Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) returning home from Iraq.

  • Out for summer: Future West Point graduates' continue to train

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Col. John Thomson, commanding officer of the 41st Fires Brigade, his wife Holly, as well as the Heart of Texas West Point Society, hosted a reception at the Thomson's residence for the U.S. Military Academy cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leading Training program, June 10.

  • Leadership comes naturally for new NCO

    Jun 14, 2010

    With barely two years in the Army, Sgt. Daniel Foley is leading Soldiers on high risk missions and advising Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 15th Sust Bde hands mission off to the 3rd Sust Bde

    Jun 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" handed over the sustainment mission for United States Divisions - North and Center to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade during a ceremony here May 25.

  • 1AD cuts first cake at Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Servicemembers celebrate 235th Army birthday with a run

    Jun 14, 2010

  • EOD training ends with explosive results

    Jun 12, 2010

    Soldiers from the 663rd Ordnance Company (EOD) recently conducted training and a joint demolition operation with the 1st Bomb Disposal Company, 14th Iraqi Army Division at the Shaiba Training Center in Basra, Iraq.

  • Delegation sees Iraq oil field up close

    Jun 12, 2010

    A delegation of British, Dutch, Italian and Japanese diplomats arrived in Basra to promote international interest in helping Iraq develop its oil industry.

  • Deployed Soldiers compete in best squad competition

    Jun 12, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division competed in their battalion's best squad competition at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Joint Base Balad hosts 'shadow run'

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as Lt. Gen. Jacoby relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • Exercise helps post prepare for emergencies

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A Protection Exercise at Fort Riley May 26-27 simulated a shooter- and-hostage scenario at Fort Riley Middle School and a tornado in the Camp Funston area.

  • Fort Riley Fire Department changes leadership

    Jun 8, 2010

    Former Fire Chief, Mike Cook retired June 3 after more than 29 years of service with the Fort Riley Fire Department and 33 total years of fire service.

  • Fort Riley becomes home to the 1st Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -"This is truly a historic day, a mark of tangible commitment providing the absolute best care for our wounded warriors," said Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Infantry Division and deputy commanding general - rear, May 27 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • Partnership flies high on Operation Carpet Ride

    Jun 5, 2010

    Soldiers with the 14th Iraqi Army Division, 52nd Brigade conducted a series of searches, dubbed Operation Carpet Ride May 29, 2010. Using U.S. intelligence, the Soldiers had an important target- an alleged bomb-making factory.

  • Joint Base Balad Soldiers participate in concert 'back home'

    Jun 5, 2010

    Soldiers participate in Baton Rouge music fest vie live, two-way satellite link.

  • Veterans gather as brothers to remember

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment took charge of the 2010 Memorial Day program at the Washington State Soldiers Home, in Orting, wash., Monday, arriving in a small fleet of vans and buses to escort many of the 173 residents from their rooms to the hall lined with bunting.

  • Lewis Soldier credits Army for his chance at top film school

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Google Sgt. James Valdez of 9th Financial Management Company, and eventually you'll find a connection to show business. In December 2008 while deployed to Camp Arafjan, Kuwait, Valdez met model and television personality Leeann Tweeden. signing autographs while traveling with the Sergeant Major of the Army's 2008 Hope and Freedom Tour.

  • JBLM monument marks 80th anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - This base is home to monuments, memorials and statues, but the one honoring the Army's 91st Division just past the northwest end of Watkins Field might be the most impressive. Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • ROTC training operation grows

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The number of Army lieutenants commissioning through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is on the rise. The capstone training and assessment course that ensures cadets are ready to lead Soldiers, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord each summer, is growing, too.

  • More than 70 vendors along with post officials provide information at annual JBLM Safety Day

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The third annual installation safety fair was held May 27 and hosted more than 70 vendors - a mix of officials, agencies, companies and municipalities - all demonstrating the latest safety-related practices and equipment.