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  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Lynch commands III Corps

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters. Lynch, whose last assignment was commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., recently returned from Iraq where he served as commander, Multi-National Division - Center. Earlier that morning, retired Gen. Benjamin Griffin, former 1st Cavalry Division assistant commander, pinned on Lynch's third star in a ceremony at III Corps.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.


    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the National Training Center

    May 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, May 1, 2008. The Secretary was at the National Training Center to discuss several recent quality of life initiatives as well as observe the training at the center located in the California Mojave Desert.

  • 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.

  • Mortar platoon fires rounds

    Apr 22, 2008

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad fired mortar tubes April 11 to register their weapons at Joint Security Station Shawra Wa Um Jidir, in east Baghdad.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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 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.

  • 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.

  • Chemical Corps Soldier personifies personal courage, places mission first

    Mar 11, 2008

    Chemical Corps Soldier Sgt. Charles A. Claude Jr., redeployed to Fort Bliss, Texas, in December 2007, after serving a 15 month tour in Mosul, Iraq, with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, where he earned the Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor and the Purple Heart for doing what heAca,!a,,cs always done Aca,!" Aca,!A"placing the mission first.Aca,!A?

  • 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.

  • Cobras hone sniper skills: "Hounds of Hell" prepare for scheduled summer deployment to Ira

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team conducted sniper familiarization and qualification at Trapnell Sniper Range Feb. 11.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Who Pulled the Trigger' New First Team Horse Hits Division

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Some say that manAca,!a,,cs best friend is a trusted canine, but for 1st Cavalry Division troops it happens to have a noble steed.

  • Troop earns top honors at Leaders Course

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" According to one field artillery Soldier, Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs 15-day Warrior Leaders Course was like going through a second basic training.

  • Spartans learn convoy tactics

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 4th Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs Special Troops Battalion conducted convoy live-fire training to familiarize the unitAca,!a,,cs non-combat arms Soldiers with convoys and battle drills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

    Feb 19, 2008

    This was a celebration of a proud name for a new Army helicopter. The Utility Helicopter Project Office welcomed dignitaries from the Rosebud Sioux tribe Feb. 5 to mark the successful inception of the Lakota UH-72A helicopter fleet. They included Rosebud Sioux tribal council president Rodney Bordeaux, his chief of staff and the tribeAca,!a,,cs chief.

  • Cobra Brigade hosts Bulgarian General: Visit to live-fire training part of Fort Hood tour

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 4th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 4th Brigade Combat Team hosted a Bulgarian general at Sugarloaf Multi-Purpose Range as part of his visit here Feb. 5.

  • Engineers ready for deployment with demolition training

    Feb 5, 2008

    Demolition training prepares engineers for deployment to Iraq.

  • 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.

  • Civilian, Soldier fire support system operator work side-by-side

    Jan 29, 2008

    During his deployment to Iraq, which ended in December 2006, Spc. Gary Bixler received more than just system support from Josh Adams, a civilian digital systems engineer.

  • Facility ensures quality of deployed systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    Crossing through the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, are many Soldiers who will soon deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan to support the Global War on Terrorism. There, the staff of the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Central Technical Support Facility works to ensure the quality of the systems with which they will deploy.

  • 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.

  • Maj. Gen. Jeffery W. Hammond quote

    Jan 11, 2008

    We still face determined enemies who threaten peace and security. There is still much work ahead. Our job, alongside our Iraqi counterparts, is to provide sustainable security and set conditions for improving life in Baghdad. This we will do, as a team." - Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, Commander, 4th Infantry Division during the December 19, 2007 Multi-National Division Baghdad transfer of authority ceremony.

  • 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

  • 4th Infantry Division homepage

    Dec 28, 2007

  • Talking to leaders

    Dec 28, 2007

    MND-B Commander, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, visits troops.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Dec 27, 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

  • New PT uniform jackets make light shine

    Nov 23, 2007

    Latest PT uniform jackets, with enhanced reflective material. Prototype jackets for the Improved Physical Fitness Uniform with new reflective technologies will be evaluated at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Lewis, Wash., between November 2007 and March 2008.

  • Magic Men

    Oct 23, 2007

    Two Soldiers perform magic tricks to maintain morale of fellow Soldiers in Iraq. Spc. Matt Mikolas reports.