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  • Process Improvement Specialists earn LSS Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 26, 2010

  • Artillery sergeant, cavalry troop win 82nd Airborne Division NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Mar 26, 2010

    Twelve of the best from the 82nd Airborne Division faced off for the title of noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year the week of March 15 to 18. The winners were Staff Sgt. Lance Noell, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade and Spc. Jordan Dahl, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Son welcomes stepfather to active duty

    Mar 25, 2010

    The situation was out of the ordinary when SGT Gary Turmelle placed the blue Infantry cord on PFC Daniel Enos during the Turning Blue ceremony March 18. While on leave from his third deployment to Iraq, the 24-year-old Turmelle did the honors of welcoming Enos, his 41-year-old stepfather, to the Infantry brotherhood.

  • Airborne School graduates first class of T-11 jumpers

    Mar 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Airborne School students jumped with the T-11 parachute for the first time March 16. Three hundred sixty-one students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment exited the aircraft at Fort Benning.

  • FORSCOM AFAP delegates seek to enhance Army community's quality of life

    Mar 25, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 25, 2010)-Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) official Lynn McCullum kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, here, Wednesday morning as the keynote speaker during the opening session. McCullum, FMWRC director of family programs, sought to inspire conference delegates to continue doing good work, such as with their promotion of Army Family programs and also in their participation during the week-long conference. "Ordinary people like us...can accomplish awesome and extraordinary things," she said. "That is really what you're here about today-and during the next couple of days-is that you will accomplish extraordinary things."

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • FORSCOM AFAP conference delegates arrive for duty

    Mar 24, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 24, 2010) - Human Resources officials of the Army's largest command welcomed 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide to Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan Conference. The delegates represent the voices of installation-level Army communities as they prioritize FORSCOM's top 10 quality-of-life issues that will be forwarded for resolution through the ongoing Department of the Army national AFAP process.

  • Time to eat

    Mar 23, 2010

  • 2nd Bn., 12th Inf. Regt. making large strides in Kunar

    Mar 22, 2010

    It was quiet for about a week after the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal, of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, took over responsibility for the Pech River valley in Afghanistan's Kunar province in June 2009.

  • The Paratrooper spirit passes through three generations of Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    The Army celebrates its history and traditions and many families help carry on that tradition. The Hookers are one such family. R.D. Hooker Sr., graduated from parachute jump school in 1956, served three tours in Vietnam and retired in 1986 as a full colonel. U.S. Army Col. R.D. Hooker Jr., a Paratrooper since 1976, leads the communications action group at Combined Joint Task Force - 82, at Bagram Airfield. U.S. Army Pvt. Chris Hooker graduated jump school in 2009 and is currently serving at a combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bragg's Transition Training Academy holds first graduation

    Mar 19, 2010

    Sergeant Delbert Grush was assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion in January 2008 after being medically evacuated from Afghanistan. Grush said that he had been serving with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division when he first developed neurological symptoms that were later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. Grush decided to take information technology classes at the Transition Training Academy. Grush and about 36 other Soldiers and retirees received their graduation certificates at a 2 p.m. ceremony in the Soldier Support Center March 8. It was TTA's first graduation.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers begin return from Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2010

    Nearly 150 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers arrived to a sea of cheering Family members and friends at Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp Tuesday, marking the beginning of the unit's return from its one-year deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Under Secretary of Army visits Joint Task Force-Haiti

    Mar 19, 2010

    During a visit to Haiti March 18, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited with troops in Joint Task Force-Haiti.

  • Potential paratroopers tackle Tower Week

    Mar 18, 2010

    With one week of Airborne instruction behind them, students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, moved on to training week two, better known as Tower Week.

  • Transfer of Function Notices issued, FORSCOM employees weigh options

    Mar 17, 2010

    For the past two weeks, more than 700 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees have been considering their options ahead of an April 1st deadline to respond to their individual Transfer of Function Notices.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Fort Benning paratroopers make first jump using T-11

    Mar 17, 2010

    Airborne School students on Fort Benning, Ga., completed the first jump March 16 using the Army's new T-11 parachute, which is replacing the decades old T-10.

  • 82nd paratrooper searches for 'buried treasure' in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2010

    It's not uncommon to see Sgt. Benjamin Kirk Rudy walking around with an elaborate pirate-style coffee mug while spouting off some random pirate fact. What many don't know about this quirky, charismatic paratrooper is that there's more to his pirate obsession than meets the eye. He uses the pirate character as a way to bond with his two children during deployments.

  • Army leader tastes what's cookin' at Natick

    Mar 16, 2010

    Soldiers are eating better with help from new technologies. That was the message Army scientists delivered to the Army's civilian leader during a visit to research and development facilities here March 15.

  • FORSCOM accelerates preparation for annual program to help Army families

    Mar 16, 2010

    Well-Being officials at U.S. Army Forces Command G-1 are now accelerating their preparation for the command's 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference scheduled for March 23-26, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010


    Mar 12, 2010

    Troy E. "Gil" Gilleland Jr. retired March 12, 2010, after more than 38 years of dedicated federal service that ranged from enlisted Soldier to non-commissioned officer to Army officer to Department of the Army civilian to a member of the Senior Executive Service. As a Soldier he went from E-1 to E-6 and from O-1 to 0-6. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had served as the deputy chief of staff G-1 since June 2005.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade pilots earn Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Two pilots serving with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, earned the Silver Star, the nation's third highest war-time medal for valor.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • New parachute integrated at Airborne School

    Mar 11, 2010

    The students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, exited the 34-foot training tower twice as many times as normal, March 3, on Fort Benning, Ga. The change is one of several resulting from the integration of the new T-11 parachute.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • Paratroopers escort global team to polling sites to observe local vote

    Mar 8, 2010

    Edwards and his men had been up since 5 a.m., on this historic day for Iraq and the world. The mix of international interests in this one convoy alone was proof of just how historic, and it was only one convoy traveling to one polling center. There were more than 8,600 polling centers throughout Iraq.

  • Security paved way to successful Iraqi elections; leaders pleased

    Mar 8, 2010

    Despite an early morning attempt by terrorists to disrupt the elections, the Iraqi people resolved themselves to get out and vote at the March 7 general elections. American leaders watched as well trained and determined Iraqi Security Forces stopped terrorists at every turn from scaring voters away from polling sites - a force that they had been involved in training and assisting; a force they were still involved with assisting.

  • WWII paratrooper visits Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    Edwin S. Persons, a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, isn't able to boast about the hundreds of jumps that many of today's paratroopers have. He doesn't have to. His two combat jumps speak for themselves - Normandy, France on D-Day and Holland during Operation Market Garden.

  • Soldiers attend leader seminar at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    No two days in the Army are ever the same, but Soldiers, who serve in positions of leadership, must show consistency over the long haul. It's one of the messages delivered by Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, to about 200 Soldiers of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at its leadership seminar Feb. 24.

  • Fallen brother's legacy continues

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It was a bittersweet moment Friday when SPC Aaron Perkins received his Airborne wings. Standing beside his classmates with A Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Perkins completed a goal he set years before - to follow in the footsteps of his paratrooper brother, SGT Andrew Perkins, and live the legacy Andrew began.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • Paratrooper makes first jump with 1-82nd Airborne in Iraq

    Mar 1, 2010

    Private 1st Class Matthew Fram did not expect to make his first jump after airborne school with 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq. The chemical specialist with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), made his first jump since graduating from the U.S. Army Airborne School at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 16.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers provide Task Force Haiti with clean clothes, showers

    Feb 26, 2010

    The 259th Field Service Company, part of the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, is providing Joint Task Force - Haiti with shower facilities and laundry services.

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • DLIFLC's Afghan Languages Portal opens

    Feb 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The language institute here has created a Web site that provides self-instruction materials for learning useful words and phrases in two languages that are widely spoken in Afghanistan. The institute is best known for its resident training in foreign languages for all branches of the U.S. military services. Currently 23 languages are taught at its Presidio of Monterey campus.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • FORSCOM BRAC relocation to Fort Bragg

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) - Key influencers in U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation attended a luncheon today hosted by the All American Defense Business Association at the Fort Bragg Officer's Club. (Left to Right) Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison Commander; Mr. Tommy Bolton, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for North Carolina; Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg; Mr. Troy E. (Gil) Gilleland, Senior Executive Service (SES) member/Deputy G1 for U.S. Army Forces Command; and Brig. Gen. Eric Porter, Deputy Chief of Staff-G1, U.S. Army Forces Command. The purpose of the association is to build the Defense and Homeland Security related industry clusters at Fort Bragg and in the region. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM Public Affairs.

  • FORSCOM's 'First Lady' stresses importance, unique role of Family Readiness Support A

    Feb 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command's "First Lady" stressed the importance and the unique role of Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA) here today during her remarks to the 300 attendees of the Family Readiness training session hosted by the XVIII Airborne Corps. Mrs. Diane Campbell, wife of FORSCOM's commander Gen. Charles C. Campbell, expressed her and Gen. Campbell's appreciation to the attendees for what they do to help support Soldiers' Families. "We share your vision, encourage you, and (we) thank you for what you do," she said.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • Advise-and-assist paratroopers aid Iraqi troops in search for caches

    Feb 23, 2010

    Advise-and-assist paratroopers partnered with Iraqi Army troops Feb. 3 to search for smugglers and caches in western Al Anbar province. Infantrymen assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade), worked side-by-side with 2nd Battalion, 28th Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, based out of Camp Khalid, to conduct security reconnaissance near Watah, Iraq.

  • "Sending them away with God": 2nd Brigade Combat Team chaplain joins Haitians in worship

    Feb 22, 2010

    Maj. Brad Baumann, 2nd Brigade Combat Team chaplain, was invited to preach at the Prophecy Church of God of Charadeux, Haiti on Feb. 21. His chaplain's assistant, Spc. Midine Beauvais, translated the sermon for him. The locals were thrilled to have the chaplain at their church, as well as a group of 2BCT Paratroopers in attendance. However, Maj. Baumann hasn't lost sight of his primary mission in Haiti, preaching for his troops.

  • Army Sustainment Command personnel continue Haiti humanitarian assistance efforts

    Feb 19, 2010

    Sea Port operations in Haiti

  • Blizzard fails to derail 82nd Airborne Division Super Bowl Party

    Feb 19, 2010

    Leaders and supporters of the 82nd Airborne Division braved a record-setting snowstorm to put on a pre-Super Bowl party for its wounded warriors Feb. 6 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center near the nation's capital.

  • Call of the wild: Fort Bragg Artillery troops attend Bobcats game

    Feb 19, 2010

    More than 100 Soldiers and Family members with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery (HIMARS), 18th Fires Brigade attended the Charlotte Bobcats game against the New Orleans Hornets Feb. 6, in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Utility monitoring system helps Fort Bragg conserve energy

    Feb 19, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - For 25 million square feet and a couple thousand buildings in its real estate portfolio, Fort Bragg spends nearly $60 million each year on energy.

  • Fort Bragg Family members learn about self-defense at seminar

    Feb 19, 2010

    About 65 military spouses and children laughed at a juggler's antics, shouted at imaginary attackers and learned different how to keep themselves safe at the Heart Camouflage Safe Spouse seminar Feb. 6, at the Honeycutt Recreation Center in Fayetteville.

  • Fort Bragg wins federal environmental awards

    Feb 19, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Weight tends to have a bad connotation, unless, of course it refers to recycling. The more weight, the better a person or organization has done at reducing the amount of goods headed to local landfills.

  • 5th QM. Co. conducts airborne mission despite cold, snow

    Feb 19, 2010

    Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures set the stage for the Soldiers of the 5th Quartermaster Company, 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, as they prepared for a full-scale airborne operation outside Marnheim, Germany.

  • Italians take the lead in rubble removal mission on the streets of Port-au-Prince

    Feb 18, 2010

    Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team have partnered with Italian soldiers and the Center of National Equipment to clear rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince. The troopers are pulling security on the site and assisting with the removal, but the Italians have much better assets for the job. Troopers are trying to show the Italians how to work with the Haitian government and local police to secure the areas of rubble removal so the Italians can take control of the mission.

  • War hero, Ranger honored with memorial service

    Feb 18, 2010

    Current and former Army Rangers gathered Wednesday at the Ranger Memorial on Fort Benning to commemorate Medal of Honor recipient COL(R) Robert L. Howard.

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Army aviation plays key 'Moshtarak' role

    Feb 17, 2010

    When Operation Moshtarak kicked off Feb. 13, Army helicopter crews from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade inserted nearly 300 Marines and Afghan security forces into Marja, Afghanistan, under cover of darkness.

  • Iraqi-led clinic treats villagers with advise-and-assist paratroopers

    Feb 14, 2010

    Medical doctors with 1st Iraqi Division set up a temporary clinic Feb. 11 in Al Uwesat, Iraq, and treated 312 villagers for a variety of common maladies in a partnered operation with U.S. Army medics. The two Iraqi physicians, with support from the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), brigade surgeon and medics, treated 144 males and 168 females during the clinic's five hours of operation at a primary school in an east-Anbar village to provide medical service and win the goodwill of locals.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers send care packages to Soldiers deployed to Haiti

    Feb 12, 2010

    With a baby due any day, Vicky Brautigam helped prepare Super Bowl care packages Wednesday to be sent to troops serving in Joint Task Force-Haiti. An Army wife, Brautigam said that her husband, Capt. Christopher Brautigam has been in Haiti nearly three weeks, making him one of the likely recipients of the care packages.

  • 'Falcons' say farewell, welcome new commander

    Feb 12, 2010

    After spending more than three weeks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake, Col. Chris Gibson relinquished command of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division to Col. Tim McAteer during a change of command ceremony on Tuesday at Falcon Brigade Headquarters on the grounds of Aristide University.

  • Warrior ethos: Paratrooper saves gunner from burning vehicle

    Feb 12, 2010

    Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action. On May 17, 2009, in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, 1st Lt. Luis Reyes twice entered a burning vehicle to rescue his injured gunner, Spc. Robert Mayes. The two men were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Quartermaster company augments 402nd Army Field Support Brigade

    Feb 11, 2010

    The 249th Quartermaster Company has been added to the 2nd Battalion, 402 Army Field Support Brigade, increasing property drawdown capability.

  • 3rd ESC On Facebook!

    Feb 11, 2010

  • Fort Bragg enables training for at-risk youth to earn diploma

    Feb 8, 2010

    Tyre Smith dropped out of high school following the summer of his sophomore year. The 16-year-old turned to TarHeel ChalleNGe Academy to help get his life back on track. TCA is a partnership between North Carolina and the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau. It is a 22-week program that gives high-school dropouts the opportunity to get a General Education Development diploma.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier expresses experiences through poetry

    Feb 8, 2010

    When Sgt. Julius Toney was stationed in Afghanistan for 15 months, he said he discovered a talent that he did not know he had. As a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, Toney would try to write songs in his down time. However, instead of writing songs, he found that he could write poetry.

  • Back to basics: 3rd BCT paratroopers take to the skies

    Feb 8, 2010

    After a year-long deployment in Iraq, paratroopers finally received a chance to parachute from the sky and get some critical airborne training at the Sicily drop zone Jan. 28. For many of the paratroopers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division the jumps were the first they have been on in about 14 months.

  • Army Sustainment Command Team in Haiti

    Feb 8, 2010

    Wrecked Presidential Palace just one sign of devastation witnessed by Army Sustainment Command team in Haiti.

  • No Thanks Needed

    Feb 7, 2010

    The Paratroopers of the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, provide precision logistical support for the humanitarian aid effort in Haiti.

  • Fort Bragg "Red Devils" open joint training range with IA partners

    Feb 7, 2010

    Sharp gunfire cracked the mid-morning silence at Camp Hamza Jan. 21 as U.S. paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, tested their skills at a new firing range. Next to them, Iraqi officers from 28th Brigade, 7th Division of the Iraqi Army, shouted instructions to their soldiers as they too tested their skills, signifying the official opening of Freedom Range. The range was a gift from the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Red Devils" to 28th Bde.

  • Jordanians secure World Food Program distribution point

    Feb 7, 2010

    Paratroopers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division have been working with Jordanian United Nations soldiers to secure a World Food Prgram distribution point. The troopers allowed the Jordanians to begin taking more control of the site. The U.N. soldiers pulled security, directed volunteers and assisted locals with receiving their rations. U.S. forces feel confident in the U.N.'s ability to continue helping the people in Haiti when the troopers leave.

  • Fort Bragg provides support for retired servicemembers

    Feb 5, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Those who serve in the military choose different paths throughout their careers.

  • Unified Response transitions to Haitian self-sustainment

    Feb 5, 2010

    Joint Task Force - Haiti is beginning to transition to the next phase of its involvement in Operation Unified Response, following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti about two weeks ago, said Col. Gregory Kane, the JTF-H and XVIII Airborne Corps operations officer, Monday.Aca,!A..

  • Commentary: Leadership means more than being a nice guy

    Feb 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - It is a lot easier to define leadership than it is to put your finger on the attributes of a good leader. There are as many ways to look at the question as there are ways to lead effectively. A common thread is often taking care of Soldiers. Looking out for your subordinates' well being is certainly an important consideration, but it always has to be tempered by the knowledge that accomplishing the mission might put those subordinates at grave risk.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • Fort Bragg volunteers pack Super Bowl care packages for Soldiers

    Feb 4, 2010

    More than 60 Soldiers, Airmen, Family Readiness Group members and United Service Organization of North Carolina volunteers assembled at Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base, Wednesday to send Super Bowl care packages to the Soldiers downrange. The packages included, but were not limited to, chips and salsa, Pepsi and Monster drinks, peanut butter crackers, apples and bananas. Wal-Mart and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service donated some of the goods, said Sgt. Maj. Thomas Hall, XVIII Airborne Corps G4 office.

  • Kosovo revisited: N.D. engineers return after 10 years

    Feb 4, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - About a dozen North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers currently deployed here are having a reunion of sorts 10 years after they were first sent to this part of the world to build roads, fortifications and military housing. Today, they are NATO peacekeepers, here as part of the North Dakota contingent that makes up Kosovo Forces 12 (KFOR) of Multi-National Battle Group-East. In 1999-2000, they also were in Kosovo, as Bravo Company and Headquarters Support Company (HSC), 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB), of Wahpeton, N.D. and Fargo, N.D., respectively, embarking on a very different mission.

  • FORSCOM recognizes 69th ADA culinary team for excellence in food service competition

    Feb 3, 2010

    At Fort Hood, a post packed with tankers, cavalry troops and infantry grunts, even cooks have their place. As the sole providers of hot chow while units train in the field and labor in combat zones, food service specialists uphold a vital mission that helps set the foundation for success on the battlefield. Quite literally, they fuel the Army. A team of hard-charging food service Soldiers from Fort Hood's own 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is certainly no exception to excellence when it comes to serving food. From March to November 2009, the team changed its pace a bit and dished up some stiff competition in the 42nd annual, Army-wide Phillip A. Connelly Competition for Excellence in Food Service. Gen. Charles Campbell, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, recognized the seven-man team of Soldiers Tuesday at III Corps' headquarters building for taking top honors at the FORSCOM level in June 2009 and finishing as the runner-up team for the Department of the Army just four months later.

  • Army Family Action Plan on target for 2010

    Feb 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2010) - In early January, 96 Department of the Army delegates from across the nation selected 16 of 82 pending quality-of-life issues to resolve through the Army Family Action Plan Process. The AFAP process is the principal Army program Army leaders use to enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and their Family members. The delegates who attended the DA-level conference represented the entire Army Family - Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, leaders, Family members, retirees and DA civilians.

  • Behind the Food Surge

    Feb 1, 2010

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team assist in numerous way to ensure the Food Surge reaches the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

  • Flight simulator brings combat zones to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    Even on rest and relaxation leave, CH-47 Chinook pilots with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade can't seem to escape their missions in Afghanistan. During their recent break from combat, Chief Warrant Officers Ryan Carroll and Rafael Caldeira spent 12 hours honing their helicopter piloting skills in Fort Bragg's only F-model Chinook flight simulator.

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    On Saturday, the true Hollywood experience came to Fort Bragg as the installation hosted the premier of "Dear John," a movie about a Special Forces Soldier who falls in love, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks, along with the film's stars, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, walked the red carpet into York Theater, meeting and signing autographs for the more than 600 ticketholders lining the walkway to greet them.

  • 2BCT partners with Haitian government to restore transportation routes in Port-au-Prince

    Jan 28, 2010

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, work in conjuction with the Haitian government to remove rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince in order to better provide humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • Jan. 24: On the ground in Haiti with an Army public affairs NCO

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Soldier describes his experience in Haiti

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Stryker commander takes SWT flight

    Jan 24, 2010

    Series of pictures depicting Col. Harry Tunnell IV, commander of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, preparing for and departing on an aerial recon of the Kandahar region, Afghanistan, with members of the 82nd Airborne's Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Face of a Soldier: Haiti native heads home to help

    Jan 22, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. Jean Chouloute was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived in Saint-Marc until he was about 11 years old. Although Chouloute moved away, he still has Family living in Port-au-Prince and like the rest of the world, the events that have unfolded in Haiti have held his rapt attention. For the last five months, Chouloute has served as the command sergeant major for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Joint Operations Center. He is now embarking on a completely different mission. Chouloute is heading to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and then on to Haiti, where he will be among those helping the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • International Fellows visit XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg

    Jan 22, 2010

    The Army War College's International Fellows Program made a special visit to the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg to get a better understanding of how the U.S. Army handles training and preparing it's Soldiers for battle, Jan. 10 through 12. The group, which consisted of foreign officers from six countries, was welcomed by Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, XVIII Abn. Corps commander, and included a visit to the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Trainer, and a trip to the range to witness a live-fire exercise.

  • Red Cross Provides Fort Bragg Soliders with home touch

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As Soldiers stand by to fly out of Pope Air Force Base to provide aid to the people of Haiti they are often waiting for up to 48 hours at the Green Ramp, which acts as a terminal, waiting for the next available flight.

  • Humanitarian assistance for Haiti comes from different fronts

    Jan 22, 2010

    Most press coverage of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort in the aftermath the earthquake in Haiti last week has focused on 82nd Airborne Soldiers, but few know that this is a combined joint effort involving the United States Agency for International Development and includes Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Department of Defense civilians, equipment, vehicles and supplies. Private companies have also joined in the efforts.

  • U.S. Army CERDEC deploys security technology to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC is deploying an engineer and its Cerberus surveillance systems to aid Haitian humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts following the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake. They are scheduled to deploy with the 82nd Airborne Division. While Cerberus's official function in Haiti is still unknown, the system has the ability to provide security to areas such as airports that house relief supplies.

  • Record crowds cause unrest at distribution point

    Jan 20, 2010

    You could hear the crowd before you could see it. From the top of the hill that serves as a landing zone for disaster relief here, the crowd looked massive, the largest yet at this U.S. military relief point. It spanned the base of the hill, stretching into the wooded areas to the east and west and sprawled deep into the survivor camp to the north. The calls and cries and dust from the crowd rose into the air as the desperation hit a high.


    Jan 20, 2010

    As of early Tuesday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 197,520 meals and more than 28,834 gallons of bottled water to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.

  • America's Contingency Corps drops supplies to assist Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    On Monday afternoon, 38 pallets containing much needed supplies landed via parachute onto designated drop zones in Haiti. These supplies, packed for air delivery by riggers from the 11th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, were part of the continuing effort to provide humanitarian aid to the areas devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country Jan. 12.

  • 3rd ID Soldier tapped to deploy to Haiti because of language skills

    Jan 20, 2010

    Spc. Jean-Denis Simprevil was elated when asked to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division as a translator in its military relief efforts in Haiti within the next few weeks.

  • U.S. troops provide medical aid in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

  • Using every available method: 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Hai

    Jan 19, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti utilizing the container delivery resupply system.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14, 400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country. According to Fort Bragg officials, the post has deployed 896 Soldiers, including those from the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and other Fort Bragg units that are now attached to the corps.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 18, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14,400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.