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  • JBLM scholarship numbers on the rise

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Thirty-three lucky family members were the recipients of Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships, which is almost twice as many as the 18 awarded last year. They were recognized May 21 at the Family Resource Center during the annual awards ceremony.

  • JBLM BSAP focuses on preventing tragedies before they happen

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Military personnel already face enough stress, Montgomery said. Sadly, it isn't until such tragedies occur that people understand the extent of emotional trauma involved. The Base Substance Abuse Program on JBLM provides assistance to active-duty and retired service members, as well as local Army and Air Force civilian employees and adult family members looking for assistance in dealing with a variety of addictions.

  • Leopard Battalion Helps Open Region's First Fully-Accessible Playground

    Jun 4, 2010

    Soldiers from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, teamed up with group members of Leadership Temple to help put some of the finishing touches on a unique park project, the first fully-accessible playground in Central Texas. The Lions Park playground is now open to the public, and it's designed to be completely accessible to children of all ages who have mental or physical disabilities...

  • ASEP helps match spouses with employers

    Jun 4, 2010

    Military spouses face unique challenges their civilian counterparts do not. One of those is finding a career in a lifestyle that is mostly transient. The Employment Readiness Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps spouses find work and continuity in careers that suit them. ERP achieves this through a relationship it has with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a nationwide program committed to connecting Army spouses with prospective employers.

  • Wrangler Brigade Raises More Than $30,300 for Army Emergency Relief

    Jun 4, 2010

    During the past few months, representatives across the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sought to reach the Wrangler Team's goal of $20,000 in collections for its Army Emergency Relief campaign. By the end of the AER collection period last month, the Wrangler Brigade had exceeded its initial goal and raised more than $30,300.

  • Asian Pacific Dancers Commemorate the Month of May

    Jun 4, 2010

    Hours before Fort Hood Soldiers were released for Memorial Day weekend, they shared time experiencing the history of many in their formation. May marked Asian Pacific American Heritage month, and with Abrams Physical Fitness Center as its theater, the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and numerous other units across the installation commemorated the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. Army May 27.

  • PHOTOS: Running the Gauntlet: Soldiers and NCOs compete to be the year's best

    Jun 4, 2010

    PHOTOS: Running the Gauntlet: Soldiers and NCOs compete to be the year's best

  • Resiliency training in Iraq keeps Soldiers strong

    May 1, 2010

    Soldiers have to be prepared for the emotional and mental stress of being deployed away from home. The United States Division - South is working to keep Soldiers in the fight with resiliency training.

  • USF-I STB Spur Ride

    Apr 27, 2010

  • Sexual assault impact is detrimental to Army family

    Apr 27, 2010

    The message reinforced the theme for April, which is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month: 'What hurts one, affects all. Preventing sexual assault is everyone's duty.'

  • Forward Observers Get Hands on Training

    Jan 20, 2010

  • 75th Fires Brigade Gives from the heart

    Jan 4, 2010

  • Soldiers Receive Important Visitors, Generally Speaking

    Dec 30, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) got a visit from Maj. Gen. Dean Sienko and Command Sgt. Maj. James Lambert, the commander and senior noncommissioned officer of the 3rd Medical Command respectively, at the Joint Base Balad Amnesty Yard on Dec.17.

  • Wrangling up fun and grub

    Nov 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq

  • Mississippi mechanics run shops like a family business

    Oct 8, 2009

    Mississippi Army National Guard maintenance Soldiers strive to achieve among the highest operational readiness ratings at Contingency Operating Location Q-West.

  • PSD Soldiers take on final Kuwait training

    Sep 30, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - A small roadside explosion halted the four-vehicle convoy of up-armored Humvees as they made their way through a small village.

  • Wagonmasters land in the sands of Kuwait

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Three weeks after casing their colors on Fort Hood, Texas', Cooper Field, nearly 400 Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 10-11 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Close Quarters Marksmanship Training

    Sep 18, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade participate in close quarters marksmanship training, CMQT, at a range here, Sept. 12. CQMT is only one block of training that Soldiers may receive here before moving on to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade PAO)

  • "Wagonmasters" open Soldier and Family readiness center

    Sep 17, 2009

    15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated the grand opening of the 15th SB Soldier and Family readiness center with Soldiers, Family members and friends at brigade headquarters August 20.

  • NFL Great Herschel Walker Fort Hood WTB Fan Favorite

    Jul 17, 2009

    NFL great Herschel Walker visits Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade nurse case managers.

  • VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 17, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks to SRTV's Sgt. Ashleigh Torres about the challenge of being Secretary of the Army during wartime.

  • American Widow Project: widows helping widows

    Apr 9, 2009

    Taryn Davis was 23 when her husband, Spc. Michael Davis, was killed May 21, 2007 in Iraq. Following his death, she traveled the country and heard stories from other young widows. Their experiences led to the development of a non-profit organization, a documentary film, a Web site and a sisterhood.

  • Fort Hood Recycling Center not a trashy enterprise; thousands of dollars returned

    Apr 9, 2009

    For many, an empty plastic bottle, beverage can or used cardboard is simply discarded as trash. Not so for the Soldiers of 289th Quartermaster Company - or for those who work at Fort Hood's Recycling Center. For them, garbage is money. The quartermasters were recently named the winners of the Commanding General's Recycling Challenge, sponsored by the center. The unit won by collecting cardboard. The unit that collects the most paper April-June will win the next cash award. Units can compete to win up to $1,500 per quarter for collecting and delivering materials directly to the center - materials that most people hardly give a second thought to after they toss it into a waste bin.

  • DoD, ACS send 'SOS' to Families

    Apr 9, 2009

    Fort Hood Families who have lost a Soldier now have a new Army program to assist them...and it comes with a face. Survivor Outreach Services is working to put a face with the information and support Families seek after the death of a Soldier.

  • Casey calls for changes in force support

    Apr 2, 2009

    Fundamental changes within the Army are needed, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said during a visit to Fort Hood today. "We need to do things differently," he said. "We need to provide predictability and resources to Soldiers and their Families."

  • Vice Chief comes to Hood to address suicides, mental health in the ranks

    Apr 1, 2009

    When Vice Chief of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli began an eight-day trip to seven Army installations across the country, his focus was on combating rising suicides in the ranks. After stops at the first few posts, the focus quickly broadened to include the overall mental health of Soldiers and their Families.

  • 15th STB recognizes volunteer of the year nominees

    Apr 1, 2009

    The 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recognized volunteer of the year nominees at an informal ceremony at Lt. Col. Paula Lodi's house, the battalion's commander, here March 26.

  • 15th SB Soldier remembered, missed

    Apr 1, 2009

    Family, friends, and fellow Soldiers honored Pfc. Jarvis Galloway, 157th Quartermaster Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) laundry and textile specialist at a memorial service here at Comanche Chapel, March 27.

  • 15th SB rides for safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    15th SB Soldiers, retirees, friends and family members rode their motorcycles out to Stillhouse Hollow Dam Park in Belton, Texas, March 19 as part of the brigade's ongoing motorcycle safety program.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 27, 2009

    While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Kevin Williams was in three blasts from improvised explosive devices. The first two, he said, were minor. The third was so severe it damaged the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was riding. Though not physically injured significantly in those explosions, Williams still is under treatment for the injuries to his brain.

  • Federal stimulus brings new medical center to Fort Hood

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 27, 2009) -- A $621 million injection of federal stimulus money may assure construction of a new medical center at Fort Hood. The current facility at the Killeen post opened in 1965 and was expanded in 1984, but has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Phantom Warriors transition from Key Resolve to Unified Endeavor

    Mar 27, 2009

    A,AThe III Corps Headquarters concluded Key Resolve, a joint command post exercise with the 3rd Republic of Korea Army at Yongin, South Korea Saturday and will immediately begin transitioning into another command post exercise, Unified Endeavor, Friday at Fort Hood. Both exercises are critical training events for the command as it prepares for possible deployment.

  • Vice Chief Chiarelli pledges support in 'challenging times'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Demands on the force, tough economic times, a drop in Fort Hood's population and mounting suicides in the Army were on the mind of Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli when he addressed the March 18, Central Texas - Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army general membership meeting at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center.

  • New base tribute to fallen hero

    Mar 26, 2009

    Soldiers with 571st Sapper Company name facility after 14th Engineer Battalion NCO killed in February

  • Warrior Transition Soldier Awarded Purple Heart

    Mar 24, 2009

    WTB Soldier Awarde Purple Heart

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Warrior Combat Reset Program gets NCO back on track

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Joining the Army was the best decision I ever made," said Staff Sgt. Eric Leuschner, recruiter for the Dallas Recruiter Battalion, Lubbock Company, Midland Recruiter Station in Midland, Texas. But, after three deployments and an immediate assignment to recruiting, Leuschner's future was in doubt. "When I returned from Iraq I didn't want to wake up in the mornings anymore, I had no fear for anything, I felt like an empty being, my soul was gone," Leuschner said. After experiencing a break down, Leuschner sought help. He learned about the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program at Fort Hood from a fellow recruiter who had previously attended.

  • Soldiers learn how to get out of the 'battle mind' and back into the 'peacetime mind&

    Mar 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program can bring back the balance needed for a good reset. The program is designed to reduce hyper-arousal symptoms and inappropriate reactions to normal everyday events.

  • 13th ESC unit to move from OIF to OEF

    Mar 19, 2009

    Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade's 154th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, currently deployed to Iraq, soon will be re-positioned to serve the remainder of their tour in Afghanistan. The transportation Soldiers will join about 9,000 other servicemembers who have been repositioned in the past six months to support the mission in Afghanistan.

  • Ivy Division Soldiers smash retention mission, stay steadfast, loyal

    Mar 19, 2009

  • 'Being an NCO means having pride, taking care of the Soldiers, leadership'

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Sgt. Samantha Hollimon-Beverly completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1993, she had so much fun that she wanted to go through it again. At the time, Hollimon-Beverly, now the noncommissioned office-in-charge of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, was in her first semester of college. "I got a letter in the mail, stating that I had to report for basic training," she said. "I had such a great time at Fort Jackson."

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or hard falls are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain. Better known as a concussion, a mild case of TBI can cause various physical and mental problems for an individual. Mild traumatic brain injury affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Seeing the world from a new vantage point

    Mar 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The difference between glasses and contact lens is obvious: you wear one propped on your nose and the other tucked inside your eye socket. Whether you wear contact lens or glasses, good eyesight makes a huge difference in your work and your play. If you are an active duty service member and you wear glasses, you already know what a problem they are. Whether it's at the range zeroing your weapon, in the middle of PT, or checking out the other sex, glasses get in the way. But what if you didn't have to wear glasses or contact lens to see better' Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps, a native of Jersey City, N. J said, "I just got tried of wearing glasses. I've been wearing them since I was in elementary school." Pvt. Brandon Jefferson, S1, III Corps decided to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program that provides free Lasik and PRK laser surgery for active-duty service members at military hospitals. The Military's goal is to minimize or eliminate the need for Soldiers to be dependent on corrective eyewear

  • Darnall program leads the way in Simulation Training

    Mar 13, 2009

    Simulated miracles occur four times a year on the third floor of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Providers enrolled in Darnall's Family Medicine Residency Program practice complicated medical procedures on patient simulators known as the "SimMan," to enhance their education, improve their skills, and reduce medical errors.

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Sustainment Soldiers participate in boxing smoker: Photos

    Mar 9, 2009

    Photos of the III Corps boxing smoker at Fort Hood.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Fort Lewis MSTC teaches Soldiers how to save wounded comrades

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Fort Lewis Medical Simulation Training Center has an array of courses that teach life-saving techniques based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care including Combat Medical Advanced Skills, Basic Life Support CPR, EMT National Registry as well as the EMT Refresher course. The center's bread-and-butter course, however, is the Combat Lifesaver course.

  • 4th Brigade's deployment adjusted for early autumn

    Mar 5, 2009

    Stryker brigade combat team heading back to Iraq earlier than expected, training shifting accordingly

  • McCaffrey likes today's combat Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2009

    Retired Ge. Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. Southern Command commander-in-chief spoke to a packed house Feb. 18 at the Battle Command Training Center on Fort Lewis, to share career and leadership lessons from his distinguished 32 years of service.

  • CRDAMC opens West Fort Hood Health Clinic

    Mar 5, 2009

    The cutting of a ceremonial yellow ribbon at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic Tuesday, March 3 is the realization of a dream discussed ten years ago, according to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.

  • Women powerlifters bring home the laurels to Fort Hood

    Mar 5, 2009

    Lady powerlifters from Fort Hood pumped iron to distinguish themselves in a recent tournament. The Phantom Warriors Women's Powerlifting Team took some Texas style muscle with a punch of Army can do to Miami Feb. 13-15 where they placed second in team standing out of 22 teams competing at the 27th annual USA Powerlifting Women's National Powerlifting Championships. The competition was close.

  • Preliminary bouts set the stage for Boxing Smoker championship fights

    Mar 5, 2009

    Other than a delay caused after bad weather forced the cancellation of a flight that included eight fighters from Fort Bragg, N.C., the Fort Hood Boxing Smoker preliminaries got underway as planned Monday in Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Commentary: Are we promoting them too young'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Over the past three months I've attended countless professional development seminars, symposiums, socials and a handful of conferences at which someone invariably states that we're promoting our young enlisted to the rank of Sergeant entirely too early in their career. So my question is: are we really'

  • Brigade commander learned from good NCOs from the beginning of his career

    Mar 5, 2009

    An O-6 Fires Brigade commander tells what the Year of the NCO means to him

  • ADA exercise tests Soldiers, airmen

    Mar 5, 2009

    The ADA trainins with the Air Force and civilians companies.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Hood celebrates Year of the NCO with plenty of backbone

    Mar 4, 2009

    Ask Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, command sergeant major of III Corps and Fort Hood, what makes the noncommissioned officer the backbone of the United States Army and he might wax eloquently for an hour. But crystallized into one short statement, Ciotola can say it in four, crisp words: "We make things move."

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Army Reservist Honored by Miami Heat's HOMEStrong Program

    Mar 3, 2009

    Miami Heat HOMEStrong Program honors Miami area Army Reservist and OIF veteran.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Airborne legacy passed from grandfather to grandson

    Mar 2, 2009

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Mullen grew up with "about a million" Airborne stories. When he graduated from Airborne School Friday, he reminisced about some of the anecdotes his grandfather, Darrell Branstetter, a former Fort Benning paratrooper, told him when he was younger.

  • 'Wagonmasters' kick off month-long blood drive

    Mar 2, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Needles, some people can't stand them.

  • From slavery to the presidency: 15th SB Soldiers celebrate Black History

    Mar 2, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "Oh Lord, why did you make me black'"

  • Commentary: Duties as a mission Commander in Iraq

    Mar 2, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Duties as a mission commander in the 154th Transportation Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, are complex and require a great deal of preparation.

  • I Corps ready for deployment: America's Corps cases colors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Lieutenant General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, the command's senior NCO, furled and cased the corps' colors in a deployment ceremony Tuesday morning at Fort Lewis' Soldiers Field House. More than 900 Soldiers and civilians from I Corps Headquarters will deploy to Iraq and assume the duties of XVIII Airborne Corps as Multi-National Corps-Iraq. This is the first deployment in direct support of combat operations for the entire corps headquarters since the Korean War.

  • Sill sets sights on suicide prevention

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Sill takes an active role in preventing suicides

  • Drillsergeant appreciates Year of the NCO

    Feb 27, 2009

    A Fort Sill drill sergeant gives his impression of Year of the NCO

  • 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division prepares for Afghanistan

    Feb 27, 2009

    The next chapter in the brief history of the U.S. Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Team is currently being written in the sands on the Mojave Desert by the Soldiers of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as they prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Representing the final large-scale collective training event before deployment, the current Mission Readiness Exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., allowed the brigade a chance to flex its war-fighting muscles in full-spectrum operations for the first time since it stood up two years ago.

  • McCaffrey upbeat about I Corps HQ, 5-2 Inf. Div.

    Feb 27, 2009

    One of the nation's most-recognized and accomplished retired U.S. Army generals brimmed with confidence last week at the prospect of I Corps headquarters soon falling in on the Multi-National Corps-Iraq mission. Barry McCaffrey was the second retired four-star general in three weeks to address leaders of America's Corps and Fort Lewis prior to their deployments to Southwest and Central Asia. Former Army chief of staff, Gordon Sullivan, spoke to Fort Lewis leaders Feb. 4. While on post, McCaffrey granted an exclusive interview to the Northwest Guardian, in which he discussed the missions and cap-abilities of I Corps headquarters and subordinate units after a professional development session.

  • Fort Lewis officials reaffirm commitment to warriors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center leaders signed a covenant at the hospital reaffirming their commitment to providing the best health care possible to wounded warriors and their families, Feb. 18. The Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Army officials, local congressional leaders and community organizations to recognize and honor the men and women who have been wounded, ill or injured while serving our nation.

  • Wagonmasters leaders sit down to talk

    Feb 27, 2009

  • 'Military Saves Week' to help Troops cross financial hurdles

    Feb 27, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Military members are affected by the global economic downturn, and the Department of Defense is providing information and services to help troops and their Families develop "good financial stewardship," a senior Pentagon official said Feb. 19. The DoD recognizes Feb. 22 through March 1 as 'Military Saves Week.'

  • AER funds help Soldiers take care of all Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2009

    For Soldiers facing financial emergencies, Army Emergency Relief provides grants and interest-free loans. During calendar year 2008, Fort Hood AER assisted 8,000 Soldiers and their Families by providing more than $8.5 million of financial assistance. More than $200,000 of the money was distributed as grants, and the rest was distributed as interest-free loans.

  • Financial Readiness Branch helps Soldiers achieve financial fitness

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Army wants financially fit Soldiers. For the staff at Fort Hood's Financial Readiness Branch, financially fit Soldiers is their mission.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Year of the NCO: Proud 96th Trans NCO leads the way

    Feb 24, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - She was once a little kid who ran around in the backyard in her dad's military uniform. Now, Sgt. Lacey Hood said she is proud to be a part of the corps of noncommissioned officers.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • 'Wagonmaster' leaders get away to get things done

    Feb 23, 2009

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - The leaders and Families of the headquarters and battalions of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), gathered Feb. 20 in Marble Falls, Texas, for a planning conference in preparation for the brigade's upcoming deployment.

  • Running the leaders

    Feb 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Bartee Sr., senior noncommissioned officer, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), runs circles around the brigade's NCOs during the brigade's monthly NCO run Feb. 19. Bartee brings all of the NCOs in the brigade together once a month for a NCO-only run and talk as a part of the Army's Year of the NCO.

  • Strykers ordered to Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2009

    The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will become the first Stryker brigade combat team to deploy to Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism. Fifth Brigade, the Army's newest SBCT and the fourth Stryker brigade formed at Fort Lewis, will take its approximately 3,900 troops to that country sometime during mid-summer 2009. This will be the brigade's first deployment.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Sill offers EW course

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sill graduates students from electronic warefare course

  • Sill sign WTU Covenent

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill officials sign the WTU Covenent

  • Medics train for combat

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill medics train for combat

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • 100 Days: Fort Hood passes safety milestone, Lynch awards training holiday

    Feb 19, 2009

    Fort Hood Soldiers and civilians have survived the highways for 100 days and earned a training holiday. In last week's Fort Hood Sentinel, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch announced Soldiers would receive a training holiday if they reached 100 days without a traffic fatality. The holiday was the result of a Soldier's suggestion to Lynch and is now scheduled for April 27.

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