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  • 7th Engineer Battalion welcomes 20 Soldiers into Noncommissioned Officer Corps

    Feb 10, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - United States Forces-Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson and 7th Engineer Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce inducted 20 new sergeants into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Jan. 22 at Memorial Hall here. The ceremony began with a video to highlight the history of the Noncommissioned Officer. Wilson, the guest speaker, spoke to the new sergeants about what is expected of them and the new challenges they will face as NCOs.

  • Division commander unveils energy conservation policy

    Feb 10, 2010

  • DWI law adds felony charges when transporting children, mandates ignition interlocks

    Feb 10, 2010

  • Officials participate in ribbon-cutting, memorialization for Stone Dental Clinic

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Staff, dignitaries and friends of the Fort Drum Dental Activity gathered for an official ribbon-cutting and memorialization ceremony Feb. 4 at the newly dedicated Stone Dental Clinic on Enduring Freedom Drive.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team cases colors for deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 1st Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Feb. 9 at Magrath Gym, officially making the final preparations for its upcoming deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 3,000 Warrior Brigade Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan within the coming months. Guest speaker at the ceremony was Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander. He told Soldiers and Families of the brigade how proud he is of them and how much faith he has in their abilities.

  • Blue Star Families offers support for service members' Families

    Feb 10, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y, - For Families who serve and sacrifice alongside the millions of active and reserve component service members, there is a new support channel when life gets stressful. Blue Star Families was formed in December 2008 by military spouses in an effort to raise awareness of the challenges of military Family life among civilian communities and leaders. BSF includes Family Members of all branches of service, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and civilians.

  • Community recognizes 13 Soldiers during retirement ceremony

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum community members honored 13 Soldiers with more than 266 years of military service during a retirement ceremony Jan. 29 at the Multipurpose Auditorium. Congratulating them on their retirement and thanking them for their years of service was Col. Bertram Providence, MEDDAC commander.

  • Soldier takes young 'troops' to court

    Feb 8, 2010

    FORT POLK, La - If the U.S. Army does one thing better than anything else, it might be developing leaders. Leadership is easily noticeable wherever Soldiers don the Army's digital camouflage pattern; but even out of uniform, some Soldiers' leadership skills are unmistakably apparent. Spc. Chris Marshall, a petroleum supply specialist with Company B, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), takes the Army's lessons of leadership to heart, especially when mentoring children. He is a head coach of 13-to-14 year old basketball players on a team called the Spartans for Fort Polk's Child and Youth Services.

  • Soldier volunteers 'For the Love of the Game'

    Jan 29, 2010

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team marks official return from Afghanistan

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Child, Youth and School Services offers free online tutoring, resources

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Veteran thanks Soldiers with Spartan Spectacular

    Jan 29, 2010

  • FP take lead in patrolling operations

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Fort Drum community honors Haiti, gives aid

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Military spouse undertakes demanding new role

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute offers early American to modern works

    Jan 29, 2010

  • Spur ride proves 'nice, stressful' event for 3-89 Cav Soldiers

    Jan 27, 2010

    Attempting to join the Order of the Spur, 89 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division participated in a traditional "Spur Ride," Jan. 7-8. The Order of the Spur is a time-honored tradition for cavalry scouts, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Semerena, squadron command sergeant major for 3-89 Cav.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Jan 27, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered Jan. 20 to honor graduates of the Warrior Leader Course, which teaches troops the skills required to lead, train, fight and accomplish the mission as noncommissioned officers.

  • U.S. forces, Iraqi leaders work on water treatment facility to support residents, businesses

    Jan 27, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The National Chemical Plastic Industry water treatment facility held an essential services conference with civic leaders of the surrounding mahalas, a member of the Baghdad Provincial Council, a Karada District Council member and a representative of the Baghdad Water Authority in Zafaranya on Jan. 18 to acknowledge their successful cooperation.

  • 1st BCT Soldiers fire TOW missiles

    Jan 27, 2010

    With a squeeze of the trigger, a slight puff of white smoke and a shattering boom, the Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided missile thrusts to speeds of nearly 250 feet per second before demolishing its target down range. Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team's Company D, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, launched the TOW on Jan. 20 for the first time in years.

  • Battalion cases colors, readies for deployment

    Jan 27, 2010

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, are packed and ready for their deployment to Afghanistan, and, as part of that readiness, they participated in a casing of the colors ceremony Jan. 21.

  • Army Unit Partnership Soars on Taji Flight Line

    Jan 22, 2010

  • U.S. Turns Over Training of Iraqi Federal

    Jan 22, 2010

    Iraqi instructors are now exclusively teaching a four-phase Iraqi Federal Police training course at Contingency Operating Station Cashe South in Iraq. The training program is designed to improve police combat and leadership skills.

  • Mountain Warriors ride for love of sport

    Jan 21, 2010

    Thunder rolls in the distance and a gray blur appears on the horizon. As the thunder draws closer, the ground begins to shake. A flash of light shoots out of the growing form. It's not a storm; it is the Mountain Warriors, riding information on an assortment of motorcycles. The Mountain Warriors form a riding club that meets on Fort Drum. Membership is made up of Soldiers, Family Members, retirees and Department of the Army civilians. They hold weekly ride nights during the season, which can vary at Fort Drum, but generally consists of early April to late November.

  • 7th Engineer Battalion Soldiers receive Combat Action Badge

    Jan 21, 2010

    On top of a vehicle fighting position overlooking the 4,000-year-old Ziggurat at Ur, Brig. Gen. Robert Harris, commander of 194th Engineer Brigade, awarded the Combat Action Badge to 22 Soldiers of 7th Engineer Battalion.

  • Spur Ride introduces Soldiers to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Jan 20, 2010

    Attempting to join the Order of the Spur, 89 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division participated in a traditional "Spur Ride," Jan 7-8.

  • Officer to coach Soldiers in N.Y. boxing qualifier

    Jan 20, 2010

  • U.S. Soldiers Teach ISF Advanced Marksmanship Skills at Cashe

    Jan 20, 2010

  • U.S. passes training torch at Cashe South

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers at Contingency Operation Station Cashe South have moved a step ahead of most with their training and transition programs.

  • Engineers Ensure Safe Living Areas at COS Carver

    Jan 14, 2010

    Soldiers from 317th Engineer Company and 808th Engineer Company are providing electricity to the future living spaces of U.S. Forces as they prepare to hand off their current housing to Soldiers of the Iraqi Army. The move will happen as soon as Soldiers from 1434th Engineer Company complete the new Joint Operations Center at COS Carver. The IA will then occupy a portion of Carver that is currently home to Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division.

  • National leaders visit Fort Drum

    Jan 14, 2010

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Congressman William L. Owens (D-N.Y.) met Monday with Soldiers and community leaders to learn more about what Fort Drum does for the North Country. During the visit, Schumer and Owens took a tour of post and met with Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commander for operations, and Col. Kenneth H. Riddle, Fort Drum garrison commander, to talk about the direction in which Fort Drum is going.

  • Soldier trains boxer in Iraq for Watertown bout

    Jan 14, 2010

    Booted from high school, in chronic trouble with the law, Steven Badgley enlisted in the Army years ago, hoping to get his life on track. Grit turned the struggling young private into an accomplished Army officer, certified boxing trainer and two-time Golden Gloves champion. This Saturday, he'll watch one of more than a dozen Soldiers he trained while stationed in Kirkuk, Iraq, compete in a Golden Glove qualifying event that he anticipates will put Fort Drum boxers on the map.

  • Wi-Fi service available in most Fort Drum barracks

    Jan 12, 2010

    Wireless Internet is now available in most of Fort Drum's barracks, thanks to a collaborative effort between Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Army Recreation Machine Program; and Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Apache helicopters make Fort Drum home

    Jan 12, 2010

    The first four of 24 AH-64D Apache attack helicopters landed Saturday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield as part of a movement of Soldiers and equipment from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. The helicopters belong to 1-10 Attack Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, formerly 3-3 Aviation based in Savannah. These are the first Apaches based at Fort Drum in the post's history.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers begin deploying to support troop surge in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2010

    The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team began deploying Soldiers to Afghanistan Jan. 9 with the departure of nearly 130 Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, from Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Former British soldier joins U.S. Army to serve in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2010

    At first glance Robert Sumner looks like any other American soldier - until he speaks. Then Sumner's thick British accent comes out.

  • Military spouse loses weight, launches Zumba craze on post

    Jan 8, 2010

    Military spouse Angelica Robinson dances into a room, prepared to motivate 45 Zumba participants, but only a year ago she was the one who needed motivation.

  • 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum 2009 Year in Review

    Jan 8, 2010

    Over the last 12 months, as 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers continued fighting for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Fort Drum community witnessed historic changes.

  • Changes to Warrior Leader Course will help keep Soldiers 'Army Strong'

    Jan 8, 2010

    WLC trains and mentors new sergeants, and with the Army's changing standards and technology, the curriculum has changed to ensure training is applicable to NCOs' daily life in the Army.

  • Soldiers learn how to protect themselves from scams

    Jan 8, 2010

    Thanks to the help of Deanna R. Nelson, assistant attorney general in charge of the Attorney General's Watertown Regional Office, Soldiers stationed here had an opportunity Dec. 16 to learn about the most recent trends in scamming and how to protect themselves.

  • Soldiers learn how to protect themselves from scams

    Jan 8, 2010

    Thanks to the help of Deanna R. Nelson, assistant attorney general in charge of the Attorney General's Watertown Regional Office, Soldiers stationed here had an opportunity Dec. 16 to learn about the most recent trends in scamming and how to protect themselves.

  • Military spouse loses weight, launches Zumba craze on post

    Jan 8, 2010

    Military spouse Angelica Robinson dances into a room, prepared to motivate 45 Zumba participants, but only a year ago she was the one who needed motivation.

  • 2009 Year in Review

    Jan 8, 2010

    Over the last 12 months, as 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers continued fighting for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Fort Drum community witnessed historic changes.

  • Changes to Warrior Leader Course will help keep Soldiers 'Army Strong'

    Jan 8, 2010

    WLC trains and mentors new sergeants, and with the Army's changing standards and technology, the curriculum has changed to ensure training is applicable to NCOs' daily life in the Army.

  • Soldiers learn how to protect themselves from scams

    Jan 8, 2010

    Thanks to the help of Deanna R. Nelson, assistant attorney general in charge of the Attorney General's Watertown Regional Office, Soldiers stationed here had an opportunity Dec. 16 to learn about the most recent trends in scamming and how to protect themselves.

  • Injured combat vets visit 10th Mountain Soldiers, 1st CD commanding general

    Jan 7, 2010

    Five combat veterans returned to Iraq, Dec. 28, as part of the program Operation Proper Exit, to revisit the places they were injured in hopes of finding emotional closure. This is the third time this year Operation Proper Exit, sponsored by the Troops First Foundation, has brought troops to Iraq to participate in the week-long event.

  • Operation Proper Exit

    Jan 4, 2010

  • Operation Proper Exit

    Jan 4, 2010

    In past wars, wounded warriors, especially those recovering from severe injuries, were never afforded the opportunity to re-visit the locations where they had been injured or the hospitals in theater where they had been treated.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers test under Army's new expert infantryman standards

    Oct 26, 2009

    The Army has established a new standard for testing and awarding of the Expert Infantryman Badge, or EIB.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • MG James Terry

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored at White House, Pentagon; USASMDC/ARSTRAT Command Sergeant Major pr

    Sep 23, 2009

    The nation's highest medal of valor, the Medal of Honor, was recently awarded to an Army Soldier. If you missed this story, read about it here: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/monti/index.html

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • Cross Fit to Fight: For 3-10 GSAB, new gym means new ways to work out

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Soldiers of 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have a new facility to use while trying to stay fit on deployment. The unit's new clamshell gym officially opened its doors for the first time July 11, giving the Phoenix battalion a local, high-speed fitness center outfitted with the most up-to-date workout equipment and specialized structures designed for use with the Cross Fit exercise program.

  • Fat to fit: Soldier uses deployment to shape up

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Deployments are usually a time to focus on more Soldier oriented skills, from battle drills to individual military occupation specialties. One of the most prominent of these is increasing physical fitness. One Soldier here has succeeded in his goal of improving his fitness. Maj. Douglas Badzik, 10th Mountain Division Surgeon's Cell, Preventive Medicine Officer has lost more than 40 pounds since his arrival in country approximately nine months ago.

  • Brotherly love: deployment brings family closer

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Deployments can strain sibling relationships. They can make it harder to maintain a closeness that is solidified by the other's presence. Two brothers have been lucky enough not to have that strain in their relationship - even if only while in Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Greene, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 10th Mountain Division, operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge and his brother, Robert Greene, Science Applications International Corporation, database administrator have been able to spend time together while in country.

  • Showtime! on Camp Victory

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Many deployed Soldiers have hidden talents their comrades don't know about, and all they need is an opportunity to let that talent shine. The Multi-National Division - Center Equal Opportunity Office hosted the first Victory Base Complex Night at the Apollo Saturday in celebration of Black History month in Hope Chapel.

  • Hacky sack, Iraq style

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Aviation Brigade says goodbye to fallen Cavalry Troopers

    Feb 4, 2009

    Leaders from across MND-North and the 10th Mountain Division came together Jan. 30 to mourn 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip Windorski, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Kelley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Tillery and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benajmin Todd, who died Jan. 25 when the two UH-58D Kiowa Warriors they were piloting went down near Kirkuk.

  • Iraqi legal system continues to strengthen

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" In an embattled country, long scorched and scared by war, hope rises. A better, brighter tomorrow slowly unfolds with hope for her children, and their children, shining on. One part of a new strength and foundation for IraqAca,!a,,cs future is the authority, recognition and enforcement of hew laws. As the Iraqi Security Forces continue to improve their ability to protect IraqAca,!a,,cs people, the importance of a strong judicial branch that can help bring criminals to justice radiates.

  • Logistics Planner - plans cell worker bee

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Inside the plans cell are many workers, all trying to pull together the various sections of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center for one master plan. One such Soldier is Maj. Michael Lalor, MND-C division logistics planner. Aca,!A"My job is key because no matter what we do on the battlefield, there are logistics implications that support each and every mission,Aca,!A? said the Goshen, N.Y., native. Aca,!A"On every mission we do, there is something related to transportation or certain logistics we need at a certain point on the battlefield.Aca,!A?

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Families, Soldiers, friends celebrate 4/10 homecoming

    Jan 30, 2009

    More than 3,400 Soldiers from Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are honored for their 14-month deployment.

  • Full-spectrum of Aviation Brigade assets combine for UAV recovery mission

    Jan 22, 2009

    Elements of all six battalions of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, including AH-64 Apaches, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, unmanned aerial systems and a company of Pathfinders, came together Jan. 20 to recover an unmanned aerial vehicle that made an emergency landing near Baji, north of Tikrit.

  • Village leader identifies booby-trapped house for destruction

    Jan 21, 2009

  • 2-10 Aviation Battalion Pathfinders conduct counter-smuggling

    Jan 19, 2009

    The Pathfinders of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade bring their unique blend of Aviation and Infantry tactics to counter-smuggling Operation Blackhawk Pickett in Iraq's Diyala province Dec. 26 - Jan. 10.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion power generation equipment repairer lends expertise to Iraqi Army

    Jan 19, 2009

    277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's senior power generation equpiment repairer spent the past two and a half months attached to the Iraqi Army Support and Service Institute in Camp Taji, where he helped develop a program of instruction based on training modules developed by the U.S. Army.

  • 6-6 Cavalry Kiowas provide over watch, security for Operations Kamehameha I and II

    Jan 19, 2009

    6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior weapons teams provide security and reconnaissance to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division ground troops as they conduct Operations Kamehameha I and II near Balad Dec. - Jan.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers home at last

    Jan 16, 2009

    Palpable excitement and anticipation have permeated the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk as Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, return home after a 13 to 14 month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • U.S.A.P.T COMMAND AND STAFF ATTEND USS BUSH COMMISSIONING

    Jan 15, 2009

    Members of the U.S.A.P.T. (Golden Knights) attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

  • Commander connects online with Soldiers, families spread around the world

    Jan 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- Any joke about the antiquated bureaucracy of the military gets a chuckle out of servicemembers and civilians alike who work here.

  • Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hosptial, Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is welcomed by Command Sergeant Major Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston led the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Hope and Freedom Tour,Aca,!A? an annual tour which brings many prominent entertainers overseas to perform for deployed military personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • Installations to receive new SWET training devices

    Dec 22, 2008

    Power-projection platforms across the Army will soon receive the new Shallow Water Egress Trainers, or SWETs, designed to keep deploying Soldiers from drowning when their vehicles overturn into water.

  • Army/Iraqi Brothers in Arms

    Dec 17, 2008

    Adel Shnaif Lakal, an Iraqi Policeman, poses for a photo with Savanna, Georgia native, Spc. Daniel Flowers, of B. Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at a radio station in Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 17. The two warriors for Iraqi freedom quickly struck up a fast friendship while on a mission, despite a language barrier.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

    Dec 16, 2008

    www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

    This story is about an Army astronaut who is slated to launch on the space shuttle this summer. His mission will be several months long aboard the space station.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • Field Assistance Team Focuses on Soldier Feedback

    Nov 20, 2008

    This concept has been a focus for the Field Assistance in Science and Technology organization, which connects the Soldier to the vast network of labs and research centers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center. FAST maintains a presence at 23 locations, specifically at every combatant command, corps headquarters and each of the training centers.

  • Photos to go with Embedded Team Mentors story

    Nov 19, 2008

    The story is about one of the ETTs in Afghanistan. some of them came from fort knox originally, a fact that was taken into consideration when written. The team is due back in time for this holiday season, but left at Christmas last year, The photos were taken by the ETT guys in Afghanistan and accompany the story

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Wounded Soldiers recuperate at West Point's WTU

    Nov 13, 2008

    Specialist Ian Gillis thought the truck carrying him through a portion of Afghanistan fell into a ditch. No tumble into a ditch had ever "crushed (him) under like a soda can," he said, but he had gone into shock and was not entirely sure what was going on. When he tried to stand up, he thought his left leg was broken at least in three places. He could hardly breathe, and he was in the worst pain he could have imagined. He later learned the truck hit an antitank mine.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS haunted house 'Supports the Strong'

    Nov 7, 2008

    Haunted House volunteers collected about 2,500 cans of food and baby items that will be donated to the Fort Rucker Food Locker to support the post community during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Fort Polk Airman builds airplane

    Nov 7, 2008

    Anyone who has built a model airplane understands Air Force Maj. Chris MalloryAca,!a,,cs excitement as he nears the completion date of his airplane. MalloryAca,!a,,cs plane is no model though Aca,!"Aca,!" he will be able to jump in the cockpit and fly as soon as he gets it certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

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