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  • Challenging convoy prepares 96th Trans for Iraq

    May 22, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Heavy Equipment Transportation trucks of the 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hauled 11 M1A2 Abrams tanks from Fort Hood to Fort Bliss, Texas, in a successful mission which ended with a safe return here May 15.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • AMC Band Soldier Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

    May 5, 2008

    A recent finalist of the 2007 Geico Military Service Award, Spohn serves as clarinet player and Chief, Safety Branch for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band. The award spotlights the contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

  • Kansas, Kentucky Sign Compact for Military Schoolchildren

    Apr 25, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs military children are one step closer to smoother school transfers, thanks to the signing of a bill by the governors of Kansas and Kentucky.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Fort Sill offers prenatal exercise class

    Apr 17, 2008

    Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center offers prenatal fitness classes to women.

  • High-tech hits Fort Sill...literally

    Apr 17, 2008

    A high-tech instrument package fell to earth and landed inside an impact area on a Fort Sill range. It was recovered for the private company by EOD and range personnel.

  • Fort Rucker 'douses' competition

    Apr 10, 2008

    Fort Rucker firefighters named the Large Fire Department of the Year in the Southeast Region.

  • Ingenuity keeps Apache pilots flying

    Apr 4, 2008

    Fort Rucker's Hanchey Heliport Aviation Life Support Equipment shop solved a serious problem with the sight alignment on the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System that AH-64 Apache pilots use when flying.

  • Fort Sill educates area school counselors

    Apr 3, 2008

    Fort Sill helps area school counselors learn how to receive military children who are coming to the area through BRAC.

  • Sill welcomes new Garrison CSM

    Apr 3, 2008

    Fort Sill garrison CSM retires and ceremony welcomes replacement

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • 5-year-old cancer patient is granted wish, Soldiers up with Cavalrymen

    Mar 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Dangerous terrorists have infiltrated the heavily-guarded central-Texas base and there is only one person who can get the job done. Who knew the safety of the 1st Cavalry Division would be left in the hands a 5-year-old'

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • Army G1 speaks at Fort Sill

    Mar 20, 2008

    Sgt. maj. Croom talks about Army changing Army policies

  • Candaian FACs use Fort Sill

    Mar 20, 2008

    Canadian helicopter crews conduct joint training at Fort Sill.

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony held March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, is one that aims to showcase and improve military food service skills.

  • The "S" word: Wagonmaster Soldiers learn to help others deal with suicide through conversa

    Mar 18, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Suicide. ItAca,!a,,cs the Aca,!A"SAca,!A? word a lot of Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct like to talk about, especially when it comes to one of their Aca,!A"battle buddiesAca,!A? committing suicide.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Phenomenal Effort

    Mar 13, 2008

    Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area communities responded to a bus accident at Mateson Range Sunday, March 9. Thanks to the community response effort, within one hour of the accident, all 23 wounded Marines on board had been taken to local medical facilities.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • Sun sets on Long Knife, rises on Highlanders: 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. re-flags to join 1st Armored Di

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Wednesday as they re-flagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field March 4.

  • Senior leaders seek stronger bonds at home

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • 4th Inf. Div.'s 'Cobras' to become 1st Cav. Div.'s 'Long Knives'

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Fort Hood will soon say farewell to one set of colors while welcoming another.

  • 15th Sustainment Brigade

    Mar 3, 2008

  • Maintenance Soldiers Train on Convoy Procedures

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The insurgents sit patiently, hiding in ditches along the side of the road, waiting for the right moment.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Wagonmaster brigade opens Class III warehouse

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), opened a new facility to provide Fort Hood Soldiers with Class III package items like lubricants and cleaning solvents during a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 22.

  • Black history is American history

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Aca,!A"What else can I be other than an American citizen, with a rich American heritage after having been born here, after serving my country here,Aca,!A? said KilleenAca,!a,,cs first African-American mayor, Timothy L. Hancock at a Feb. 22, Black History Month observance here organized by the 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

    As Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler crouched awkwardly on the ceiling of an upside down Humvee last week, he wondered why in the world his door wouldnAca,!a,,ct open.

  • Former Cav General Gets Promoted

    Feb 21, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs former commanding general gets pinned with his third star by Gen. Burwell Bell, III, the U.S. Forces Korea commanding general, at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea Feb. 14.

  • Gunnery prepares Cobras for Iraq

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Aca,!A"CobrasAca,!A?, 67th Armor RegimentAca,!a,,cs headquarters recently conducted an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles gunnery live fire exercise from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

  • Season of change for Wagonmasters

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Soldiers of 15th Sustainment Brigade gathered on Cooper Field Feb. 15 to bid farewell to the brigadeAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. Aundre Piggee, and welcome a new commander, Col. Larry Phelps.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • III Corps Links

    Feb 19, 2008

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno quote

    Feb 19, 2008

    Lt. Gen Raymond Odierno, Commander, III Corps

  • 'Bone Crushers' Help Build Homes

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Combat troops who served their country for more than a year in Iraq could not be asked to give any more than they already have, but one company of selfless Soldiers continues to give.

  • 'Chargers' reflect on success during deployment

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When the Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 12th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, began their deployment, their area of operation was virtually shut down due to the increased spread of violence and destruction.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Commander Receives Freedom Award

    Feb 12, 2008

    Following an indescribably difficult deployment in Diyala province, Iraq, the commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will be awarded the first Aca,!EoeNo Greater SacrificeAca,!a,,c Freedom Award in Washington D.C., Feb. 13.

  • Transfer of Authority: XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes the lead from III Corps&#

    Feb 12, 2008

    XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes over as MNC-I, MNF-I support role as Task Force Dragon while Task Force Phantom, III Corps STB redeploys

  • Royal Tongan Marines awarded for service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Feb 6, 2008

    A contingent of Royal Tongan Marines made a mark upon Camp Victory during a six-month deployment here, and they were honored for their service during that time at an awards presentation at the Al-Faw Palace Feb. 5.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • This is why we watch

    Feb 5, 2008

    PFC TurnerAca,!a,,cs monthly sports column: I believe this is why we watch year in and year out. It's why we raise our children to be fans of one team as if it were a genetic trait passed through generations of ancestors. Whether you follow pro ball or college, or if you spend your Friday nights picking bubble gum off your shoes from the old rusted bleachers of a local high school, our love of the game is what separates America from the rest of the world.

  • Reluctant Hero: Apache Pilot Receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    Jan 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A 1st Cavalry Division AH-64D Longbow Apache pilot got word that two of his friends, fellow pilots, were shot down during a fierce battle in An Najaf, a city in Iraqi Army control south of Baghdad Jan. 28, 2007.

  • CLEM09

    Jan 25, 2008

    CSM Jenny Clement is the first CSM in FA

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • CSA visits 2ID

    Jan 1, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited with Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and all over the peninsula during a trip to Korea Dec. 14. Casey, who has been serving as CSA for a little more than eight months, boosted the morale of many Soldiers who will be spending the holidays away from their Families.

  • Innovative science helps tankers work 'smarter not harder'

    Jan 1, 2008

    Construction was completed Nov. 20 on an Operational Preservation System for the tanks and Bradleys of the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, the system is the first system of its kind on the peninsula and the second one for the regular Army.

  • Troops celebrate Christmas with dinner, candlelight service

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Police attention helps burned boy

    Dec 29, 2007

  • New MND-B Deputy Commander sees successes in Northeast Baghdad

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Relax time

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Soldiers receive combat patches

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Ironhorse Brigade troopers unfurl gift flags during commemoration of famous crossing

    Dec 28, 2007

  • Christmas in Iraq, Soldiers dine together, enjoy holiday atmosphere at DFAC

    Dec 28, 2007

  • 1st Cav. Div. transfers authority of MND-B to 4th Inf. Div.

    Dec 27, 2007

    MND-B Transfer of Authority ceremony

  • A Christmas Story: Paratroopers in Baghdad enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at a local sheikh's hous

    Dec 26, 2007

    Local Iraqi invites Soldiers for a Christmas feast.

  • 4th Infantry Division Website

    Dec 21, 2007

  • Is Lawton-Fort Sill ready for BRAC

    Nov 29, 2007

    Story asks Lawton city leaders if the area is ready for the influx of 10,000 people for BRAC.

  • Sill signs Army Covenant

    Nov 20, 2007

    Fort Sill officials sign the Army Covenant Nov. 19

  • Soldiers attend Centennial

    Nov 19, 2007

    Fort Sill Soldiers attened the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular and accompany Toby Keith onstage.

  • Pilots' valor honored for thwarting ambush

    Nov 7, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Set up in five trucks with heavy machine guns, enemy forces sat in wait for a helicopter to fly over their location west of Baghdad on the last day of May.

  • Gen. Casey visits Fort Sill

    Nov 2, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey meets with students in the Fort Sill Career Captain's Course to find out what is on their minds.

  • Fort Sill signs RCI

    Nov 2, 2007

    Fort Sill signed a 50-year partnership contract with Picerne Family Housing Oct. 26 to develop family housing communities.

  • 'Wagonmasters' ending their longest year

    Oct 16, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" In cavalry terms, they are almost close enough to let the horses smell the barns. For Fort Hood Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, the 15 months of riding the trails, literally, of Iraq is at an end.

  • Off and Running on Victory

    Oct 7, 2007

    Roughly 800 runners took part in the annual Army 10-Miler race Sunday morning at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Running in the Desert - Army 10 Mile Baghdad Style

    Oct 7, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, chief of staff for Multi-National Corps-Iraq, chats with runners moments before the start of Saturday's Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • First Team earns first in retention

    Sep 20, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Baghdad Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division is the number one division in retaining Soldiers within the U.S. Army Forces Command in fiscal year 2007.

  • Fallujah on foot

    Sep 6, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi take a walk through Fallujah neighborhoods and markets.

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

    Special Operations Command Korea and Special Warfare Command of the Republic of Korea army Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force training conference.

  • Soldiers deliver a home run in Village of Kosh

    May 30, 2007

    Soldiers of the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, deliver new softball uniforms and equipment to children in the village of Al Kosh, Iraq May 19.