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  • Jump FARP operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    Preparing to provide a jump forward arming and refueling point in Afghanistan required the fuel and water platoon of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion to practice providing the service.

  • Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    The 601st Aviation Support Battalion ran a laboratory to check fuel quality for units operating in and around Regional Command South in Afghanistan.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Brazilian officers meet with 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers, leaders

    Sep 4, 2014

    Officers from the Brazilian army visited Fort Riley Aug. 28, observing several 1st Infantry Division brigades before speaking with Col. Kenneth L. Kamper, the division's chief of staff.

  • 4th MEB hosts Ready and Resilient Seminar

    Jan 22, 2014

    "I want your honest feedback." That was the message delivered by Col. James F. Reckard III, commander, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, to the Soldiers and Family members gathered for the Dauntless Ready and Resilient Seminar at Fort Leonard Wood's Main Post Chapel on Jan. 16.

  • 4th MEB resumes national emergency response role

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- For the second time in its five-year history, the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade prepares to assume the role of emergency response for national disasters that require federal assistance.

  • Ensuring Safety on the Homefront

    Aug 6, 2013

    For the second time in its five-year history, the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is preparing to assume the role of emergency response for national disasters that require federal assistance.

  • Division leaders learn about Army doctrine changes

    Aug 6, 2013

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center visited Fort Riley July 29 to discuss changes in Army doctrine with 1st Infantry Division leadership.

  • Tornado Preparedness

    Jul 22, 2013

    Emergency management is one of the most challenging tasks for individuals and organizations and cannot be overlooked. Thinking ahead could mean the difference between life and death. Your safety, as well as that of your family members, co-workers and Soldiers, depends on weather preparedness.

  • Third quarter accident data show Army on right track for safety

    Jul 22, 2013

    With a little less than three months to go in fiscal 2013, accidental deaths throughout the Army continue on a downward trajectory, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, II

    Jul 22, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, II

  • Water Wise

    Jul 15, 2013

    One beautiful morning, my family joined some friends for a boat ride on Lake Nacimiento on the central coast of California. The water was cold, so we had no plans to go swimming. We just wanted to spend some time on the beautiful lake.

  • Standout runner, Soldier motivates CAB comrades

    Jul 11, 2013

    A native of Kenya, Chesang is a distance runner. And while his fellow Soldiers agree he could devote his time in the Army solely to running, he instead turned his focus to the greater good.

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Beat the Heat

    Jul 8, 2013

    Summer is a beautiful time of year; however, we should always be aware of the associated dangers lurking around the corner.

  • Reorganization hits brigade combat teams

    Jul 3, 2013

    Cuts at 10 Army posts will help other BCTs gain Soldiers

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers compete for 'expert' status

    Jul 2, 2013

    Sixty infantrymen from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and three infantrymen from two other "Big Red One" brigades recently earned the right to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge and call themselves experts in their profession.

  • 'Hamilton's Own' participates in Operation Jaded Thunder

    Jul 1, 2013

    About 42 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, deployed June 11-20 to Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range along with four howitzers and one fire direction center.

  • FORSCOM welcomes seasoned combat leader as new command sergeant major

    Jun 25, 2013

    The new command sergeant major for U.S. Army Forces Command is focused on supporting the Soldiers serving their nation across the world, particularly those in harm's way, he said during a ceremony June 24 at the command's headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Partnership plans sustainment for the Army of 2020

    Jun 21, 2013

    As the Army transitions from a decade of war, it must re-think its way of doing business in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.

  • Riding the Beast

    Jun 20, 2013

    It was the summer of 1980, and I was a young airman stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho. I'd recently been promoted to E-3 and decided to reward myself by purchasing a motorcycle. Of course, I wanted the biggest, fastest bike I could afford.

  • Distracted driving is deadly

    Jun 19, 2013

    Motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver kill thousands of people each year on America's roadways. Anytime drivers text, use a cell phone or navigation system, change a radio station, eat or drink, or do anything that diverts their attention from the road, the opportunity for an accident to happen increases exponentially.

  • FORSCOM's band performs salute to America and Army birthday concert

    Jun 17, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army Ground Forces Band celebrated America and the U.S. Army's 238th birthday with a concert, June 15, at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), hosted the concert on behalf of Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, FORSCOM commanding general. Goldy, with WFNC AM morning radio show, "Good Morning Fayetteville with Goldy and Jim," was the master of ceremonies.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers celebrate division, Army birthdays

    Jun 14, 2013

    Soldiers, Family members and veterans packed the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters building on June 11 to celebrate the "Big Red One" and Army birthdays.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors its fallen during Victory Week ceremony

    Jun 12, 2013

    Pfc. Jesus J. Lopez, 1st Lt. Todd W. Lambka and eight other "Big Red One" Soldiers were honored Wednesday, June 12, during a Victory Park memorial brick rededication ceremony. Marble bricks etched with the names, memories and sacrifices of Lopez, Lambka, Capt. Michael C. Braden, Staff Sgt. Zachary H. Hargrove, Spc. Cody O. Moosman, Sgt. Erik N. May, Capt. James D. Nehl, Staff Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, Sgt. Channing B. Hicks and Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson were added to the 541 others lining both sides of a concrete walkway through the park.

  • 'Sticking' it to Vehicle Accidents

    Jun 9, 2013

    Often, a simple approach to safety can be effective. What started as an aggressive, revamped vehicle backing safety program evolved into a unique initiative that reduced Fort Knox transportation motor pool nontactical vehicle accidents by 50 percent. Here's how we did it:

  • Seat belts: a disciplined choice

    Jun 9, 2013

    June isn't just National Safety Month - it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations. Unfortunately, the Army loses nearly two squads of Soldiers a year in accidents where seat belts weren't used. The numbers are going down from the spike we saw in 2010, when 29 unbelted Soldiers died, to 13 at the close of fiscal 2012. Accident reviews show that had seat belts been worn, nearly half these Soldiers would still be in the ranks because the survivable space inside their vehicles wasn't compromised.

  • 'They trusted us': Big Red One Soldiers volunteer to aid Okla. tornado victims

    Jun 6, 2013

    When everything was taken away, the small things mattered most. Whether they were photos, jewelry, military memorabilia, toys, a Christmas ornament or a holographic picture of The Last Supper, each discovery held more significance than the Soldiers first realized. Spc. Bryan Weist dug through rubble for tools, fine china, children's toys and cookbooks. Capt. Erik Anthes and 1st Lt. Mark Keel searched among debris for family photographs and electronics that reminded a mother of a son who didn't survive the massive tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla.

  • 'Dagger University' prepares Soldiers for missions to Africa

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Dagger," 1st Infantry Division, have known about their regional alignment with the continent of Africa for a while now, but that doesn't mean the excitement of the unique mission-set has worn off, especially with some Soldiers having gone and come back after successfully completing their mission.

  • Oldest division welcomes new commander

    May 22, 2013

    The Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division opened a new chapter in the "Big Red One's" history book May 22 as command of the famed "Fighting First" was transferred between two Army officers whose Families have been serving the nation for nearly a century. During a ceremony filled with traditions dating back to the Roman Empire, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II accepted command of the Army's oldest division from Maj. Gen. William C. Mayville, Jr.

  • Combined Security Forces train at KTC

    May 21, 2011

    Iraqi Army soldiers, Iraqi Police officers and Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade members commenced joint training at Kirkuk Training Center to become candidates for the Combined Security Forces, known as the "Golden Lions," May 17-18.

  • US, Iraqi forces evaluate training during Operation Iron Lion

    May 21, 2011

    Soldiers of 12th Iraqi Army Division demonstrated the ability to conduct missions independent of U.S. forces' involvement during a situational training exercise at Contingency Operating Location K1, near Kirkuk, Iraq, May 16.

  • History in the Closing

    May 21, 2011

    Coverage of closure of COL McHenry base and its impact to the advise, train and assist mission of Soldiers stationed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Iraqi New Dawn

  • Aviation brigade NCOs get training at Fort Riley ASAP

    May 20, 2011

    About 60 noncommissioned officers from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, attended a professional development program at Fort Riley's Army Substance Abuse Program center, May 19. The brigade recently returned from a tour to Iraq, and is focusing some of its effort on developing its NCOs. This program was designed as a reminder of the services ASAP offers.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers receive special aviation award

    May 20, 2011

    Twenty one Fort Riley Soldiers joined the ranks of one of Army aviation's most distinguished orders in a ceremony May 19 on Fort Riley. Soldiers with the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division's 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, were inducted into the Order of Saint Michael for their service during the unit's recent Iraq tour.

  • 1st Infantry Division commander salutes Tuskegee Airmen

    May 17, 2011

    The commanding general of the "Big Red One" applauded the contributions of America's first black military aviators during a dinner celebrating the Tuskegee Airmen May 14. "Tuskegee Airmen are an inspiration, for me and for many generations yet to come," said Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley. "They live on in each of us who commit to the principals that made them successful so long ago."

  • Rocker, solo country artist performs at Fort Riley

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "One of the most autobiographical songs I've ever written," was the way Aaron Lewis, country solo artist and lead singer of the rock band, "Staind," described his new single, "Country Boy." The song, which debuted at No. 1 on the country music Billboard charts, was the last song he sang before a crowd of about 1,500 people in a concert April 30 on Marshall Army Airfield. Lewis also performed music from Staind and his new solo country EP, "Town Line."

  • 'Big Red One' commander says Fort Riley closing in on Premier Installation Distinction

    May 12, 2011

    Fort Riley is well on its way to being the Army's premier division-level installation the post's senior commander said May 11 in an update to post and community leaders on the Fort Riley 2015 Campaign Plan.

  • Youth, local employers partner during job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kyle Doughall, 14, was looking for a job to earn some extra money at the first Child, Youth and School Services and Employee Readiness Program's Youth Job Fair and Volunteer Opportunities event March 12 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center.

  • Fort Riley conducts its first virtual community forum

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - From left to right, Brian Beauregard, program director, Picerne Military Housing; Scott Rhodes, Riley TV producer; Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Brown; and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr. sit on the set of the first virtual Fort Riley Community Forum Mach 11. Subject matter experts, like Beauregard, were on-hand to answer more than 15 questions, submitted to the Fort Riley Facebook page and called in on the hotline 240-TOWN (8696).

  • 97th MPs solidify partnership with local high school

    Mar 25, 2011

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Junction City High School and Soldiers with the 97th Military Police Battalion formalized their previously informal partnership with a Partnership Charter Signing Ceremony March 18 in the JCHS school gymnasium.

  • Casey gets sense of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal training progress at Fort Ril

    Mar 25, 2011

    The chief of staff of the Army visited Fort Riley March 24, to conduct sensing sessions for the repeal of the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

  • Leaders Visit as Fort Bragg BRAC Preparations Continue

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -Civilian leaders representing the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7 Directorate traveled to Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, N.C., March 23, for a first-hand look at temporary and permanent workspaces being readied for the relocation of the command's headquarters in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation.

  • Fort Riley conducts its first virtual forum

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - From left to right, Brian Beauregard, program director, Picerne Military Housing; Scott Rhodes, Riley TV producer; Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Brown; and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr. sit on the set of the first virtual Fort Riley Community Forum March 11. Subject matter experts, like Beauregard, were on-hand to answer more than 15 questions, submitted to the Fort Riley Facebook page and called in on the hotline 240-TOWN (8696).

  • Army JROTC Program Soars At Columbia High

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Columbia High's fifth annual Army JROTC awards program March 16 recognized individual cadets with national and local honors. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton was among the presenters.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Soar Into Future Roles

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The message came across loud and clear - unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay in the Department of Defense's joint forces fleet. From keynote presenter Dr. Steve Messervy of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command to Navy Capt. Gregory McGuire of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the speakers at the Pathfinder Symposium sponsored by Pathfinder Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Systems International at the Von Braun Center on March 16-17 reviewed technologies and new initiatives that will grow the role of unmanned aircraft systems across the services. The theme of the symposium was Unmanned Systems - A Roadmap to the Future.

  • Leaving With Gratitude For Community

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Marines are marching on. And their presence at Redstone Arsenal will be sorely missed. Gone will be the young Marine privates anxious to make a good impression in their first-ever ammunition training class. Gone will be the Marine instructors who know what it takes to be the best ammunition tech in the military. Gone will be the units of Marines marching between classes, their barracks and the dining facility in the Arsenal's Gate 10 area.

  • Army leaders to focus on efforts to sustain Reserve Components as part of Total Army Force, cooperat

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 24, 2011) - More than 200 senior Army leaders, commanders and their staff members from at least 30 states and territories will meet soon at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock, Ark., to discuss Army readiness priorities, involving the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve forces. Their focus, "Sustaining the Reserve Components as part of the Total Force"," will detail discussions about the latest lessons learned and best practices to prepare units, Soldiers and their Families for war-time deployments; share how to better reset units upon their return; and preview innovative planning methods to provide these forces more stable, predictable deployment cycles in the future.

  • 'I Was There When This Happened'

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Like many of the world's devout believers, Lula Rochelle prays daily that the Japanese people will have the strength and fortitude to survive the troubles their country is facing after living through a devastating March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • AFAP conference delegates in Atlanta surveyed about knowledge of Army Force Generation

    Mar 23, 2011

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Mar. 23, 2011) - About 50 delegates from U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) units nationwide here for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference took part in a survey to gauge their knowledge of Army Force Generation. Consisting of 15 questions, the survey was conducted using FORSCOM's Survey Response System (SRS) that features automated anonymous response technology. This is done by providing each survey participant with a wireless, interactive, remote response device use to give quick, real-time answers to each question. The anonymity of the system makes participants more apt to offer honest feedback, said Lt. Col. Nicole Parker, chief of FORSCOM Public Affairs' Strategic Communication Team. The purpose of this particular survey was to help improve the qualitative and quantitative research about the effectiveness of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) strategic communication efforts. The FORSCOM AFAP Conference delegates were chosen to take part in the survey, because they represented a broad, Command-wide audience.

  • Fort Riley remembers the unit's past to build for its future

    Mar 23, 2011

    An Arabian proverb states, "Every day of your life is a page of your history." For the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, those pages date back nearly 94 years when the division, commonly known as the "Big Red One," was formed. More than 80 senior leaders of the 1st Inf. Div., accompanied by local Fort Riley community leaders, traveled to Chicago, Ill., March 6 to 9 to participate in a Senior Leaders' Conference at the 1st Division Museum at Cantigny Park.

  • Congressional delegation visits U.S. Division-South in Basrah

    Mar 23, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Four members of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Contingency Operating Base Basrah yesterday, in the first Congressional visit to the southern Iraqi province since 2008.

  • Lifeliner Spotlight: Spc. Yolanda Goodman ensures mission safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    Soldier's aptitude for electronics ensures mission safety

  • Female aviators defy reported odds

    Mar 21, 2011

    According to a study released earlier this month by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, women account for only 16 percent of leadership positions in the military - a seemingly staggering statistic to release during National Women's History Month. The numbers aren't so shocking when compared to the overall statistic of women serving in the military, which is 16.4 percent, according to a Sept. 30 report released by the Department of Defense.

  • CASCOM is app-solutely amazing

    Mar 18, 2011

    A small group of tech-savvy personnel from the Technology Integration Branch at the Combined Arms Support Command is leading the way in the development and implementation of applications for the military.

  • 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Votes are in: AFAP issues prioritized, presented to FORSCOM's senior leaders

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded Friday with the selection of five quality-of-life issues for referral to the senior leaders of the Army's largest organization for further consideration.

  • Machinist creates universal MRAP key

    Mar 18, 2011

    Innovations in military equipment and tools are often the result of many hours of research and development, along with the expenditure of significant amounts of taxpayer dollars.

  • 'Time To Connect With Our Feelings'

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With every step, Jenna Henderson is going forward into her future. For a long time, it seemed that proverbial saying "One step forward, two steps back" was coming true more often than not for this military wife, whose life had revolved around her husband's Army career.

  • Gray Eagle Launches Unmanned Testing

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL Ala.--Just the other day, the Gray Eagle was flying 8,000 feet above Hazel Green. Well, not actually. The flight was simulated. Cables and computers connected to a 28-foot-long Gray Eagle stationed in a high-bay area of the Software Engineering Directorate collected data as the unmanned aircraft flew a simulated flight across North Alabama. Engineers tracked its progress on ground control stations, much like what Soldiers would actually do if they were operating the unmanned aircraft in theater.

  • Putting the pieces back together: TF Duke treats mTBI with rest, games

    Mar 16, 2011

    Anyone who's been paying attention to sporting news knows that over the last few years there has been an exponentially increasing interest in the effects of concussions on players, especially in hockey and football. Indeed, the main subject of the NHL General Managers' annual meetings, going on this week in Boca Raton, Fla., will be concussions and checks targeting players' heads. But the issue of concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, is not one that only affects sports stars. Anyone that has had any sort of head injury is at risk of being affected, particularly Soldiers who have been struck by improvised explosive devices or other attacks.

  • TF Duke NCO motivated by Family, Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2011

    His reasons for joining the U.S. Army were ones frequently heard from countless other Soldiers; being inspired by a close relative and the chance to find himself and see some of the world. But Sgt. Cecil L. Montgomery still serves not simply because of an attachment to the past, but largely for two special reasons left behind in Kentucky, one of whom still gets around on all fours.

  • Governor, military leaders sign covenant

    Mar 11, 2011

    TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted senior military leaders from around the state for the signing of the Army Community Covenant and the continuation of the Governor's Military Council Feb. 24 at the state capitol in Topeka.

  • IMCOM commanding general, wife visit Fort Riley

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region hosted a lieutenant general and his wife March 2 and 3. Installation Management Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife, Sarah, visited the area to discuss strategies and sources of funding for higher education for military Families' research and outreach programs.

  • Fort Riley's 'Good Soldiers' at Kansas State University

    Mar 11, 2011

    In early 2007, David Finkel, a Pulitzer prize-winning writer with the Washington Post, was writing an article about then-Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich's 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment when Kauzlarich pitched the idea for Finkel to do a mid-tour and after-tour article on his unit's upcoming deployment.

  • III Corps commanding general nominated for fourth star, TRADOC command

    Mar 10, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" A Fort Hood official announced that the President nominated Fort Hood and III Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, for promotion to general and command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at the conclusion of a general membership meeting of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee here March 10.

  • Culinary kid shares kitchen with Top chefs

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2011) -- For the past two weeks, the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition has been home to the military's most talented and passionate chefs, and one culinary kid who has an appetite for becoming a chef.

  • Unique Systems Engineering and HTI Approach Earns 2nd Generation FLIR the LTG Ferguson Award, Paves

    Mar 9, 2011

  • Ranger School seeks to fortify NCO numbers

    Mar 9, 2011

    The number of Ranger School instructors has grown from a "critical" deficit of 60 percent in September to 80 percent, with the number expected to grow in the next few months, officials at the Ranger Training Brigade reported.

  • Granddaughter's research yields Bronze Star for WWII hero

    Mar 8, 2011

    The family of a New Jersey World War II-era veteran received a posthumous Bronze Star commending the heroic actions of their loved one, Technician Fifth Grade John F. Morgan Jr., nearly 70 years after his heroic action in World War II.

  • Culinary Arts Competition: art of ice

    Mar 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition is in its 11th day and the competition has heated up with the exception of the ice carving competition. It is one of the few events within the competition that doesn't require some sort of heating element. Several teams entered the event, sculpturing everything from Bugs Bunny to dragons. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence hosts the Culinary Arts Competition. It includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

    Already more than 65 percent complete, the FORSCOM Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs new training facility is moving ahead right on schedule for a late June handover. During separate visits in February, Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander and district engineer for the USACEAca,!a,,cs Savannah District, expressed their satisfaction with the progress and the quality of the construction project. An aerial view of the site shows clearly how far along the building has come. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, this summer, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Culinary Arts Competition participants step up their game

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicked off Feb. 26 at Fort Lee. It is hosted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • 4th MEB ROCs Fort Leonard Wood

    Mar 3, 2011

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Shadow Surpasses 600,000 Total Flight Hours

    Mar 1, 2011

    This is a release by Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and Ground Maneuvers Product Office acknowledging the "workhorse" performance of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and all the achievement of all the Warfighters that made this achievement come to pass.

  • Saber Squadron joins new formation in Iraq

    Mar 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division uncased its colors in a ceremony to signify the beginning of its mission in Iraq Feb. 23.

  • Taking on non-lethal ammo training

    Mar 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - By, with, and through were the guiding words for the Soldiers of Troop A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, as they prepared for their upcoming advise and assist missions in Iraq.

  • Army Small Arms Championship right around the corner

    Feb 28, 2011

    Time and open slots are running out for Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26 on Fort Benning.The championships, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Spouses prepare to help others face worst parts of Army life

    Feb 26, 2011

  • Observance highlights African-American service to US

    Feb 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - West Point's first African-American cadet brigade commander told a Fort Riley audience that contributions made by black Americans in the service to their country have been "poorly documented and inadequately observed."

  • Spouses 'get to know each other' during couples' game

    Feb 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Communication is key in relationships. Army Community Service showed couples how well they communicated and how much they knew about each other during "Guess What Your Mate Will Say," a game-show-like presentation Feb. 20 at Riley's Conference Center on Main Post. It took place alongside Riley's monthly brunch, which had a theme of "Brunch with your Little Valentine."

  • Fort Riley fighters go 5-0 at UFF event

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Riley wasn't a very cordial host to its visitors during the post's first mixed martial arts event. All five Fort Riley fighters who competed in the 11-fight event sent their opponents home with a loss.

  • Kansas lawmakers recognize Military Appreciation Day

    Feb 25, 2011

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted senior military leaders from around the state for the signing of the Army Community Covenant and the continuation of the Governor's Military Council(GMC) at the state capitol in Topeka, Kan., Feb.24.

  • 3-19 ADT heads back to school

    Feb 25, 2011

    Members of the Indiana National Guard's 3-19 Agribusiness Development Team recently had an opportunity to experience life on a college campus. The Soldiers and airmen of the 3-19 ADT were not enrolled in classes, however, but rather providing quality assurance at a seminar at Shaikh Zayed University in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21.

  • Soldiers of 1-26 volley for peace

    Feb 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers of the Fort Knox, Ky.-based 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, however, are hoping that a volleyball game in Sarobi, Afghanistan, Feb. 21 might go a long way in bringing peace to a country that's known mostly violence and lawlessness over the last 30 years.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Fort Knox Children participate in mock SRP

    Feb 22, 2011

    Story about a mock SRP conducted for the children of deployed units.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers 'Cowboy Up' at K-State Rodeo

    Feb 22, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division traded in their combat boots and berets for cowboy hats and boots for the 55th Annual Kansas State University Collegiate Rodeo Feb. 20. The rodeo is hosted at KSU's Weber Arena for three days and concludes with Sunday's Military Appreciation Day.

  • ACS care teams thoroughly trained to assist Knox surviving spouses

    Feb 22, 2011

    Although no Fort Knox Soldiers have been killed recently, the FMWR directorate employees received training so they could help a co-worker who might also be a surviving spouse. The recent deployment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to Afghanistan raises the odds that Knox employees or family members may be affected.

  • Fort Leonard Wood soldiers get SHARP on sexual assault training

    Feb 18, 2011

  • Fire department preps cavalry unit for deployment

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers preparing for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan received rope rescue training from the Fort Riley Fire Department Feb. 7 to 10 at Station 4 near Camp Funston. The Soldiers were with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Couples dance night away at Riley's

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT RILEY - Allan Rothlisberg and his wife, Sandy, shared a table for two at the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance Feb. 12 at Riley's Conference Center, reminiscing about the first time they danced. "We met at our 40th High School Reunion, and when we danced, it felt so natural," Sandy said.

  • Aviation brigade flies final hours, sees change in Iraq

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Army's last active duty aviation brigade in Iraq is heading home after a year-long deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26 and runs through March 11. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes culinary teams from each of the services. Both U.S. and overseas installations will be represented. The event is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation.

  • Women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 16, 2011

    A CH-47 Chinook carrying eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 3-30th Military Police Company Personnel Security Detail comprised entirely of female soldiers, and members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agricultural Development Team from Indiana touched down Thursday, Feb. 10 on a patch of green farmland, which stood in stark contrast from the otherwise brown countryside.

  • Proud Americans Deploy Upon Fort Sill

    Feb 15, 2011

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