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  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

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

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

    Jun 30, 2010

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

  • Soldiers take lead in supporting COS Garry Owen

    Jun 30, 2010

    During an age when contractors provide a majority of support and sustainment functions on bases throughout Iraq, Soldiers seldom have to worry about fixing the air conditioner in their quarters, ensure the latrines are in working order, or make force protection improvements around the base, but at Contingency Operating Station GarryOwen in Maysan Province, Soldiers' power still reigns supreme.

  • Post launches new e-mail notification system

    Jun 27, 2010

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

  • Chiefs visit Fort Riley PX

    Jun 27, 2010

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

  • Camp teaches kids about safety

    Jun 27, 2010

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

  • Families celebrate dads with brunch

    Jun 27, 2010

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

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

    Jun 27, 2010

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

  • SMA visits United States Division-South

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Sharing the knowledge of maintenance

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Logistician works to improve Army

    Jun 26, 2010

  • Iraqi Air Force, Iraqi Army form relationship

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Muthanna takes steps toward brighter future

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Iraqi Tactical Skills Unit conducts urban training

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Army medics train Iraqi Police

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • X Factor: X Games come to COB Adder

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • Touring the Great Ziggurat of Ur

    Jun 26, 2010

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

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

    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • 203rd MP Battalion ends mission in southern Iraq

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • 17th FiB prepares to depart Iraq

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • Brigade transfer of authority marks reduction in forces

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • Border conference opens lines of communication

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • Fire Power, Army Reserve firefighters train at Fort Riley

    Jun 19, 2010

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

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

    Jun 19, 2010

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

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

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • Day in the life of a Soldier

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • USF-I celebrates 235 years of Army history

    Jun 19, 2010

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

  • Iraqi troops train on M-16 rifle, continue transition from AK-47

    Jun 18, 2010

    Soldiers serving on Camp Taji, Iraq trained Iraqi troops on the fundamentals of marksmanship with the M16 rifle, June 15. The training was part of a continued effort by the U.S. to phase out the Iraqi Army's use of the Soviet-era AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors fallen heroes

    Jun 18, 2010

  • A class of their own: Iraqi Army conducts Air Assault training

    Jun 17, 2010

    The 10th Iraqi Army Division's commando battalion taught fellow Iraqi soldiers how to conduct air assault operations at Contingency Operating Station Garryowen, Iraq, June 9. The unit training was assisted by several U.S. units who provided oversight and helped with scheduling the partnership training done by the Iraqis

  • Competitors run to qualify for all-Army 10-miler, gain points for Victory Cup

    Jun 16, 2010

  • A big month for the 'Big Red One'

    Jun 16, 2010

    The senior division in the senior service celebrated three major anniversaries this month, culminating with the Army birthday on June 14.

  • Iraqi Air Force and US leaders discuss future plans in southern Iraq

    Jun 16, 2010

  • 3rd BSTB Soldiers support Umm Qasr hospital

    Jun 16, 2010

    The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers and Iraqi Advisor Task Force conducted their bi-monthly visit to the Umm Qasr Hospital recently.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Radio-controlled enthusiasts motor along

    Jun 16, 2010

    The buzz of electric motors fills the air around the Contingency Operating Site Kalsu airfield in the late afternoons. Welcome to the Raptor Race Track, the home for radio-controlled wheeled racing at COS Kalsu.

  • Big Red One celebrates Army, division birthdays

    Jun 15, 2010

  • 1st Infantry Division kicks off Victory Week with division run

    Jun 15, 2010

  • Making a difference in Dhi Qar Province

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers with 3-4 BCT out of Fort Carson, Colo., work to improve civil capacity in southern Iraq

  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers target weapon proficiency

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers with Military Transition Team 5214 taught Iraqi soldiers from the 14th Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, basic range operations and assisted in making adjustments to the Iraqi soldiers' M-16 and M-4 rifles at a range here June 5, 2010.

  • Ceremony honors and prepares new leaders in Army

    Jun 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, newly promoted to the rank of sergeant, commemorated the rite of passage and honored the memory of prior noncommissioned officers in an NCO Induction ceremony at the Contingency Operating Base chapel May 31, 2010.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

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

  • Leadership comes naturally for new NCO

    Jun 14, 2010

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

  • EOD training ends with explosive results

    Jun 12, 2010

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

  • Delegation sees Iraq oil field up close

    Jun 12, 2010

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

  • Deployed Soldiers compete in best squad competition

    Jun 12, 2010

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

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

    Jun 8, 2010

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

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

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

  • Partnership flies high on Operation Carpet Ride

    Jun 5, 2010

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

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • JMTC Soldiers honor sacrifices of World War II

    Jun 4, 2010

    EPINAL, France - Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) journeyed to France to take part in a memorial ceremony May 30 to honor and remember those who gave their life during the second World War.

  • Raising the safety standards

    Jun 4, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division has implemented a new safety campaign for "Iron Brigade" Soldiers throughout southern Iraq.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • Bodybuilding a stronger Soldier

    Jun 3, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Basra held its first bodybuilding contest with the help of a former professional bodybuilder and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities.

  • 'Blackjack' begins tour with civil projects

    Jun 3, 2010

    The 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division recently assumed the mission of assisting Provincial Reconstruction Teams and provincial governments in developing southern Iraq's civil capacity.

  • Plans for joint US, ISF training continue at COB Adder

    Jun 3, 2010

    The commander of the Iraqi Air Force's 70th Squadron met with the commander of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and Task Force 12 at Contingency Operating Base Adder to plan the next steps for joint training under the United States Forces - Iraq partnership initiative.

  • COS Kalsu hosts lawyers round table

    Jun 3, 2010

    Forty-five lawyers and three law school faculty members attended a lawyersAca,!a,,c round table May 29, 2010, at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu.

  • 12th CAB Remembers Fallen

    Jun 3, 2010

    Service members from units across COB Adder paid their respects to veterans, past and present, at the Memorial Day Ceremony held May 31. The 12thCombat Aviation Brigade supported the ceremony with a helicopter flyover.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen during Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2010

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division remembered their fallen Soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu May 31, 2010.

  • Staying Danger Strong - Soldiers re-enlist in the 1st Infantry Division

    Jun 1, 2010

    When Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion got the opportunity to raise their right hand 5,000 feet up in the air in a Black Hawk helicopter with Maj. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, 1st Inf. Div. commander, reciting the oath of enlistment, they flew at the chance.

  • Army firefighters protect 3BCT in Iraq

    Jun 1, 2010

    Army firefighters from Fort Carson, Colo., are providing for the safety of their fellow Soldiers at Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen, in Maysan Province.

  • Deployed unit passes out the patches

    Jun 1, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a combat patch ceremony May 8, 2010, at Contingency Operating Base Adder. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. William Edwards, battalion commander, and battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Henry Williams recognized 98 Soldiers as the unit's newest combat veterans.

  • Trade show touts Iraq's business potential

    May 31, 2010

    Just like the promise tied to the sea of oil that resides below Iraq's surface, the potential for building new industries in the country is great, yet remains untapped. That potential is not lost on the vendors from 73 companies that attended the Basra Iraq Trade Expo, a four-day international trade exhibition held at the Basra International Airport May 24-27, 2010. And while oil didn't overshadow conversations, there is no question that petroleum-related industries will drive Iraq's economy going forward.

  • Boxing organizer honored at final event

    May 31, 2010

    The final chapter of a three-year tradition at Camp Bucca ended May 15, 2010, with a night of boxing, door prizes and a well-deserved farewell. Commonly referred to as Bucca Boxing, the final Morale, Welfare and Recreation fight night included Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • New Riverine squadron gets feet wet in Basra

    May 31, 2010

    The river delta of southern Iraq is the livelihood for many Iraqis in the area, providing important waterways for commerce and an all-important source of irrigation for farmers. Recognizing the importance of these river highways, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 began their six-month deployment from Little Creek, Va., in early May with their main focus on securing these routes.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Iraqi river police unit graduates

    May 28, 2010

    For two months, the U.S. Navy Detachment 1, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, deployed to Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen partnered with Iraqi Police 1st Lt. Hissinin, commander of the 50-man Special River Police Company, providing hands-on training in every aspect of river patrolling operations.

  • Father and son reunite in Iraq

    May 28, 2010

    Ideally, the bond between a father and son can endure time, distance and separation. At least that has been the case for the Soriano family. "The opportunity to visit my son has been the best part of this deployment so far," said Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge O. Soriano.

  • Tom Wilson sends message of support

    May 27, 2010

    Actor and Comedia Tom Wilson has sent an open letter of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Gunnery training keeps Soldiers sharp

    May 27, 2010

    The Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank are resources Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, use that provide an advantage over the enemy.

  • ISF aims to improve M-4 maintenance

    May 27, 2010

    As Iraqi Security Forces take over not only the current security of their country, but the training of those who will do so for generations after them, U.S. forces are doing all they can to prepare them to do so.

  • Iraqi Police train to secure rivers

    May 27, 2010

    Story about U.S. Naval Special Operations members training Iraqi Security Forces on securing rivers and other waterways in southern Iraq. Waterways are an all-important source of trade and commerce as well as irrigation in the region.

  • Conference brings leaders together

    May 27, 2010

    Leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, met May 14, 2010, at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for the second Provincial Reconstruction Team conference of the unit's current deployment to southern Iraq.

  • ISF, US forces cooperate to recover downed aircraft

    May 27, 2010

    With the increase in partnership missions and training between United States Forces - Iraq and the various elements of the Iraqi Security Forces, a recent event showed just how well the ISF have developed their capabilities and how far they have progressed.

  • Iraqi media officers train in southern Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Iraqi Security Force public information officers met with their U.S. counterparts at Contingency Operating Base Basra May 19, 2010, for classes designed to improve their public affairs and media relations capabilities.

  • Goal-oriented commander inspires success

    May 27, 2010

    The U.S. military has a long-standing reputation of excelling at reaching its goals, and many service members join the military to give themselves a sense of direction. Twenty years ago, one Soldier embarked on a journey that would contribute to not only his success, but the successes of those he commands as well.

  • Medic performs above his grade

    May 27, 2010

    As the mission in Iraq has transitioned to one of fostering political stability and bolstering the Iraqi Security Forces, Military Transition Teams, who embed with and advise the ISF, have played an integral role.

  • Deployed Soldiers improve quality of life

    May 27, 2010

    The 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, "Bulldogs" have been working diligently to build upon the existing security, safety measures and living conditions at Joint Security Station Jenkins since arriving in late April 2010.

  • Iraqi, US students build on relationship

    May 27, 2010

    Students from the Brookstone school in Columbus, Ga., held a video teleconference May 5, 2010, with Iraqi students a hemisphere away in Babil Province.

  • MiTT Soldiers awarded for work with IA

    May 26, 2010

    Military transition team members on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu receive awards for faithful service.

  • MRT supplies help in moving materials

    May 26, 2010

    As well as advising and assisting the Iraqi government and security forces, Soldiers of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's material redistribution team play an important role in the organization of supplies and equipment of the brigade.

  • Joint training sharpens ISF skills

    May 26, 2010

    The capability of Iraqi Security Forces is paramount to keeping Iraq safe, and U.S. Soldiers are training Iraqi troops to provide that stability and security for their country.

  • US medical staff break language barrier, train IA

    May 26, 2010

    Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade medical staff recently held a two-day course on preventive medicine at Contingency Operating Base Basra for medical personnel from the Iraqi Army's 14th Division.

  • Revolutionary War hero's progeny serves in Iraq

    May 26, 2010

    The struggles of the Iraqi people to build a functioning democracy have been compared to the efforts of the American people during the War for Independence and the founding of the United States.

  • Dinner meeting connects US, Iraqi troops

    May 25, 2010

    The Stability Transition Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hosted a dinner meeting for the 10th Iraqi Army Division commander and staff at Contingency Operating Site Garry Owen April 29, 2010.

  • Iraqi police and U.S. forces partner in disabled aircraft recovery

    May 22, 2010

    A joint team of Iraqi Police from the 6th Emergency Response Unit and Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, secured and recovered a disabled U.S. helicopter May 16, 2010, after it was forced to make an emergency landing the day before.

  • Celebration honors Soldier diversity

    May 22, 2010

    Many nations, many cultures, one celebration honoring those who serve in and support the Army from the South Pacific regions, no matter what generation they represent.

  • Soccer tournament unites nationalities on Kalsu

    May 22, 2010

    In the spirit of building camaraderie through friendly competition, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sponsored an eight-team Armed Forces Day soccer tournament at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu, May 14 and 15, 2010.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Green power comes to Iraqi border guards

    May 19, 2010

    A new test project along the Iran-Iraq border could herald the arrival of clean, safe, electric power that is needed at numerous outposts and border forts manned by the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement.

  • Resiliency training prepares Soldiers for stress

    May 19, 2010

    "Griffin Strong," a motto of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was recently defined for the brigade's Soldiers deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

  • TOC Soldiers play big role in area surveillance

    May 19, 2010

    Monitoring a battle space during a deployment takes constant effort and an enormous amount of cooperation from each of the Soldiers in the Tactical Operations Center.

  • Keeping Army families strong

    May 19, 2010

    Maj. Michael Story, commander, Medical Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, currently deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, took advantage of a unique opportunity to share his promotion with his family back at Fort Carson, May 1, 2010, thanks to video teleconference technology.

  • Iraqis end training with air assault exercise

    May 19, 2010

    Culminating three weeks of training with U.S. Special Forces and the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Iraqi Commandos and the 5th Iraqi Tactical Security Unit Battalion conducted a simulated air assault raid at Contingency Operating Base Adder April 22, 2010.

  • Iraqi Police confront counterfeiting

    May 19, 2010

    Armed with new knowledge about the effects of counterfeiting and methods for dealing with it, the Iraqi Police of Dhi Qar Province who attended a class hosted by U.S. Psychological Operations Soldiers in Nasiriyah, Iraq, April 25, 2010, will now return to their units and further disseminate that knowledge.

  • From Police Chief to Army NCO

    May 19, 2010

    From his time in the Marine Corps, to his retirement as a police chief, to his current assignment with the 1st Infantry Division's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 40-year-old Kevin Nation possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience far above the average corporal.

  • 8K run raises assault awareness

    May 19, 2010

    Service members and civilians from all over Contingency Operating Base Basra turned out for an 8-kilometer run to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention.

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