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  • Airborne troops provide first glimpse of relief in Haiti

    Jan 17, 2010

    Hundreds of 82nd Airborne Division troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., arrived here overnight in the first wave of putting a substantial U.S. military relief effort in place in the wake of this week's devastating earthquake.

  • Carolina Hurricanes salute military members

    Jan 15, 2010

    Nearly 17,000 Carolina Hurricane fans got to see something extra as they waited to enter the RBC Center here for a 5 p.m. game Sunday. Humvees, weapons and armored vehicles from the Army, Marines and Coast Guard as well as booths from other organizations such as the USO and the Military Appreciation Day, Inc. surrounded the south lawn of the coliseum.

  • Artillery off to Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2010

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, as they deploy from Pope Air Force Base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 3.

  • 1-73 Cav, 2ndBCT, 82nd Abn Div deploys to Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    Paratroopers from 1-73 Cav, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division (aka "Global Reaction Force") prepare and deploy to Haiti to support the earthquake relief effort with humanitarian aid.

  • Army transportation, logistics experts reach Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a team deployed to Haiti to prepare for follow-on forces that will deliver and distribute humanitarian supplies in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

  • Executive order intended to expedite hiring process gives spouses a quicker path to employment

    Jan 13, 2010

    Tahee Lowery, spouse of Staff Sgt. Robert Lowery, is the first spouse hired at Fort Polk under Executive Order 13473, Spouse Preference Authority, a new rule that allows some spouses to be hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • Fort Bragg makes energy efficiency a hot issue

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Electrical metering here has been intermittent at best and historically has only applied to those nongovernment residents who are responsible for reimbursing the installation for electricity used.

  • Two Fort Bragg DFACs named best in Army

    Jan 8, 2010

    In December 2009, the 82nd DSTB DFAC and the Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command DFAC were both named 2010 Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Award winners.

  • Third installment of Operation Proper Exit tours Ramadi

    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.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of support from its enlisted assistants

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Major Alvin Chaplin likes to compare a chaplain assistant to an entire infantry company rolled into one Soldier. "In order to get the job done, he or she has to be able to do it all -- company clerk, supply person, motor sergeant and combatant. The chaplain assistant has to set the conditions for the chaplain to succeed and the commander to execute the unit's religious programs," said Chaplin, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior chaplain assistant. Chaplin made his observation on the occasion of the Army's celebrating the centennial of the Army chaplain assistants Dec. 28. For a hundred years, holders of what is now the 56M MOS (military occupation specialty) have assisted chaplains in ensuring the free exercise of religion for millions of Soldiers.

  • Airborne Christmas

    Dec 26, 2009

    Photos of U.S. Paratroopers speding their Christmas in Afghanistan

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • Operation Just Cause vets remember

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Seven Operation Just Cause veterans joined hundreds of students from the U.S. Army Airborne School in ThursdayAca,!a,,cs jump to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the operation, including the Armor SchoolAca,!a,,cs top NCO, CSM John Troxell. Aca,!A"It was the first and only time IAca,!a,,cve ever jumped into a combat zone,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • Wounded Soldier gets brand new home

    Dec 17, 2009

    The "Build Brigade" from Homes for our Troops and more than 50 volunteers gathered at day break Dec. 4, to help erect a home during the weekend for a local Soldier injured in an explosion in Iraq. But this is no ordinary Soldier. Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft is a decorated Army veteran who deployed to Iraq from Fort Bragg six years ago. He lost his left leg and suffered multiple injuries to his right when a bomb was detonated close to him during a mission. He spent two years in rehab and has now returned to North Carolina with his mother and two daughters.

  • Military Family Life Consultants: easing transitions for Soldiers and Families

    Dec 16, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga.-Soldiers and Family members at brigades within U.S. Army Forces Command now have more access to mental and emotional help. During a six-month trial period which began in September, about 96 additional Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) were embedded in FORSCOM units and are on-hand to assist troops. "They go where the families are," said Phoebe Wright-Thomas, a FORSCOM Well-Being program specialist. "I think this sends a clear message to our Soldiers and Families that the Army hears them and that they truly care."

  • Soldiers have chance to distinguish themselves

    Dec 16, 2009

    Participation in military and civilian-sponsored small-arms marksmanship competitions offers Soldiers the opportunity to refine their marksmanship skills, compete against other military and civilian marksmen and earn the highest marksmanship awards eligible for wear on the uniform.

  • Soldiers have chance to distinguish themselves

    Dec 16, 2009

    Participation in military and civilian-sponsored small-arms marksmanship competitions offers Soldiers the opportunity to refine their marksmanship skills, compete against other military and civilian marksmen and earn the highest marksmanship awards eligible for wear on the uniform.

  • USO visits 82nd Paratroopers in Afghanistan

    Dec 16, 2009

    USO Trip with Comedian Dave Attell, tennis player Anna Kournikova, tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, and singer Billy Ray Cyrus visited 82nd Paratroopers deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Combat Advisor Photos

    Dec 15, 2009

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • Afghan Soldiers, people

    Dec 15, 2009

  • Soldier Portraits

    Dec 15, 2009

  • Army Ground Forces Band concert is holiday hit

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Dec. 14, 2009) - The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band returned to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for its 24th Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 11. And for the 24th year, the talented Soldier/musicians were a huge hit with the approximately 2,000 people of all ages who braved unseasonably cold weather to hear one of the Army's premier national touring bands perform the holiday sounds of the season.

  • Heros' welcome

    Dec 14, 2009

    Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, enjoy an National Football League game that pitted the host Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg military children help pick out gifts for others through Toys for Tots program

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - More than 200 military children joined Families United for Our Troops and Toys for Tots in Fayetteville, N.C. Sunday, to pick out gifts for the children of deployed Soldiers.

  • Fort Bragg Family of the Year announced for 2009

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On Dec. 3, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Loehr, a platoon sergeant with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, his wife Nicole and six boys Jeremy, Jonathan, Joshua, Jeffery, Nicholas and James were selected as 2009 Fort Bragg Family of the Year at the Main Post Chapel.

  • A special celebration: U.S., Canadian special forces commemorate combined efforts during WWII

    Dec 11, 2009

    As a CH-47 Chinook passed over a prairie training area on Fort Lewis, Wash., 14 U.S. and Canadian Special Forces members jumped out on cue during an annual event that celebrates "Menton Week."

  • Operation Toy Drop 2009

    Dec 11, 2009

    Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

  • Apache Block III Aircraft Tests New Technology

    Dec 11, 2009

    Developmental prototypes of the U.S. Army's next-generation Block III Apache Attack helicopter tested emerging technologies which allow pilots to control UAVs and their sensor payloads from the cockpit of the aircraft during a so-called Limited User Test (LUT) in November at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., service officials said.

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • FORSCOM Accountant receives Army-level award

    Dec 9, 2009

    An Army civilian employee with U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has received many awards during her 18 years of federal service - recognition for achievement, time off awards and monetary awards - but none compares to the one she received today during a Department of Defense ceremony here. Brooke A. Larrabee, lead accountant within FORSCOM's G-8, Resource Integration Division at Fort McPherson, Ga., was presented the 2009 "Army Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability Award." As Larrabee continues her service to our country, she said she looks forward to one day becoming a public speaker to let others know they can pursue their dreams too, despite the challenges they may encounter in life.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • Fort Bragg names 2009 Family of the Year

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg announced its 2009 Family of the Year during a ceremony held at Fort Bragg's Main Post Chapel, Thursday.

  • Riggers: "Making the 'Airborne' airborne"

    Dec 4, 2009

  • The Army's Newest Star

    Dec 3, 2009

    Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), was promoted to Brigadier General, here, Dec. 2. During his remarks at the promotion ceremony, Underhill, an Ironton, Ohio native, sighted many positions in his career that allowed him to grow into a leader. One position in particular was serving as the aid-de-camp for former Chief of Staff of the Army and current Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Adding a little kick: 22d Chemical Battalion takes physical fitness to a whole new level

    Nov 25, 2009

    Physical and mental fitness have long been pillars of the U.S. Army, so it is no surprise that Company A, 22d Chemical Battalion, (Technical Escort) gathered in the pre-dawn hours Nov. 6 for their workout. Like many other Army units, Company A is committed to being physically fit.

  • ARMY BIDS MAJ. GEN. JOHSON FAREWELL

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 24, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell here today to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had been the deputy chief of staff G-4 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for logistics) since June 2007.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field. Helmick, along with his wife, Melissa, sat next to U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Charles C. Campbell during the ceremony, who placed him in command of the Army's largest warfighting force.

  • Artist uses talent to honor pilot

    Nov 20, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, 38, died in Afghanistan in May, but his story will forever be remembered thanks to the artistic efforts of Alison Boyle. Cole, from Preston County, W.V., was an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. During an aerial mission over Afghanistan, one of his helicopter's engines failed, forcing Cole to crash land.

  • Fayetteville Cares sends care packages to deployed Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fayetteville Cares sent 10,000 care packages to deployed Soldiers and Airmen Saturday in a project dubbed Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer, a project initiated by the nonprofit Fayetteville Cares, brought more than 600 volunteers to the Crown Expo Center Wednesday to Friday and is estimated to have cost nearly $500,000, said Joanne Chavonne, co-chairwoman of Fayetteville Cares.

  • Realistic training teaches Soldiers lifesaving skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    When a Soldier is injured and requires immediate medical care, a trained medic may not always be nearby. To serve as first responders, some Soldiers undergo combat lifesaver training to learn the medical skills necessary to treat wounds, stop bleeding and prevent shock. Soldiers learn these skills during a four-day course containing 40 hours of training from combat medics at Fort Bragg's Medical Simulation Training Center off of Lamont Road.

  • 173rd Soldiers come together at Airborne and Special Operations Museum

    Nov 20, 2009

    A crowd of former Soldiers whose service spans more than half of a century came together to honor the 173rd Airborne Brigade's storied history Nov. 8, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Executive Director of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, Paul Galloway, viewed the get-together as part of the museum's extended welcome to the brigade, which it currently features in its special exhibit, The 173rd Airborne Brigade: The Legend Continues.

  • Fort Bragg officials bring awareness in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

    Nov 20, 2009

    What would you do if the shooting that occurred at Fort Hood happened within the gates of Fort Bragg' Would you know how to react' Do you know how to remain safe' Post officials have raised safety awareness to address the possibility of this type of incident occurring at Fort Bragg, by focusing on the incident and encouraging residents to become more vigilant.

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Soldiers play critical role at world's busiest military airfield

    Nov 18, 2009

    Located in Southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield is the busiest military airfield in the world. Supplies and equipment arrive daily to sustain the more than 20,000 servicemembers and civilians from 15 different nations.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Soldiers receive hazardous materials training

    Nov 12, 2009

    Soldiers with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Reconnaissance Platoon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division recently received additional hazardous material detection and containment equipment. The gear is known as TICPDE or toxic industrial chemical protection and detection equipment.

  • Soldiers, Airmen, civilians come together to help Families in need for the holidays

    Nov 12, 2009

    Dozens of parachute silhouettes raining down against the North Carolina sky are nothing out of the ordinary around Fort Bragg, but each December since 1998, airborne operations have taken on a different meaning to America's men and women in uniform with the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. An annual opportunity for Fort Bragg's military community to help Families in need over the holidays, Operation Toy Drop combines the efforts of Army, Air Force and civilian service organizations in a truly unique event.

  • New parachute accommodates today's Soldier

    Nov 12, 2009

    As paratroopers gradually make the transition to a new parachute, the skies of Fort Bragg will no longer be filled with the familiar, rounded shape of the T-10 returning Soldiers and their equipment to the ground. Over the next few years, the 1950s era parachute will be replaced with the new T-11 model, designed for today's Soldier carrying a heavier load.

  • Students honor Veterans at American Cemetery in Netherlands

    Nov 11, 2009

    Students from the AFNORTH International High School and the Geilenkirchen Elementary School gathered with service and family members of the tri-border community to honor all Veterans at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Nov. 11.

  • Eyes on, hands off; ISAF Gen. lends ear to ANP commanders

    Nov 11, 2009

    Gen. McChrystal meets Afghan National Police leaders to talk about fixing corruption, drug use and equipment shortfalls.

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY November 10, 2009 Army conducts Master Resilience Training for Soldiers, Family

    Nov 10, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey will be available to speak to media at 9:55 a.m. November 12. All interested media must be on site no later than 9:30 a.m. to register in the William Fontaine room of the hotel. Soldiers-students attending the course, staff from the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and Faculty from the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania will be available to answer questions.

  • CSM Blake outlines Reset at AUSA

    Nov 10, 2009

    Taking care of Soldiers and their families is a big focus of Reset, said Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted Soldier speaking at the Association of the United States Army's annual gathering here Oct. 5-7.

  • Students learn physics from Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2009

    Students from E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, visited Soldiers with 18th Fires Brigade during a brigade field exercise here, Oct. 20, to learn the hands on application of projectile motion.

  • Fort Bragg Families mesmerized by Disney on Ice

    Nov 6, 2009

    Two-year-old Julien Cockrell may not have completely understood what all of the fuss was about, but as the lights in Fayetteville's Crown Center Coliseum turned blue and the music filled the air, it became apparent to him that something big was about to happen. Mickey Mouse and Disney on Ice had arrived and for the next two hours, Julien and 6,600 other Fort Bragg children of deployed Soldiers and their parents were transported into a world of imagination and dreams.

  • Vietnam vet honors veterans of all wars

    Nov 6, 2009

    Twenty-three years, nine months and 14 days. That's the total time spent in service by Tom Dosier, a retired master sergeant, infantryman and former Fort Bragg paratrooper whose career included two tours in Vietnam and one deployment with the XVIII Airborne Corps during Operation Desert Storm. Dosier joined the Army in 1966 at the age of 20, from his home state of New Jersey. He willingly joined at a time when men his age were being drafted.

  • Three-time Purple Heart awardee still serving with pride

    Nov 6, 2009

    An infantryman, currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as section leader in Company D, Ellsworth has deployed overseas three times in his 13-year career. He deployed once to the Balkans on a peacekeeping mission in 2002 and twice to Iraq, in 2004 and again in 2006. Ellsworth left the last deployment with three Purple Hearts.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps conducts command post exercise

    Nov 6, 2009

    Six months after redeploying from Iraq, the XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters staff was busy training and rebuilding the team during a command post exercise at the Joint Task Force Compound on Fort Bragg, Oct. 26 through Friday.

  • Fort Bragg tests JFEX capabilities

    Nov 6, 2009

    As America's only airborne capable corps, the XVIII Airborne Corps acts as the nation's rapid response force for any strategic contingency providing combat power for full-spectrum operations. To test this capability, more than 2,200 Soldiers and Airmen descended on Fort Bragg for a joint forcible entry exercise Oct. 27 to Friday.

  • 'Amazing progress' on future 173rd ABCT home

    Nov 5, 2009

    Gen. Carter Ham discusses progress on construction of future home of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Tying the knot: Riggers secure loads for aerial deliveries

    Nov 5, 2009

    The mountainous Afghan terrain makes it difficult for convoys to travel to many remote forward operating bases throughout the country to provide needed supplies to troops. Coalition forces have only one other option for transporting supplies, aerial deliveries.

  • Allies for Freedom

    Nov 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - Sixty-five years ago, men of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions were lacing up their boots, strapping on their chutes and jumping into the unknown for not just a battle, but a war.

  • After 230 years, the 'Blue Book' still guides NCOs

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Planning helps hunters hit safety bull's-eye

    Nov 2, 2009

    Laying on a pile of wood, metal, leaves and assorted hunting equipment, 1st Sgt. Aaron Daniels gazed up at the Fort Polk, La. woods that surrounded him and wondered how in the world he had ended up there. Just a few moments earlier, the senior noncommissioned officer of an AH-64 Apache helicopter maintenance platoon had been sitting quietly in a tree stand positioned about 15 feet off the ground. With his bow and arrow ready, Daniels had been waiting patiently for a deer to emerge from the thick woods when his tree stand disintegrated around him.

  • Falcons conduct humanitarian assistance for October training mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hand out food, water and medical aid during a humanitarian assistance mission on Oct. 29. The mission was part of October's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise in which 2nd BCT troopers provided medical attention, food and water to the "locals" of the fictional country North Keelung.

  • Love, grief: Paratrooper shares through poetry

    Oct 30, 2009

    It's not often a Soldier admits to having a sensitive side, but 1st Lt. K. Martai Richardson doesn't mind. The 29 year old recently had his book of poetry, "Reflections of a Man's Soul," published by Xlibris Corporation

  • JFEX Soldiers showcase capabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Army kids paint, carve pumpkins for FRG

    Oct 27, 2009

    The children of Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division painted and carved pumpkins as part of a Family Readiness Group event on Oct. 23. The purpose of the FRG is to provide support and raise the morale of soldiers and family members, and act as a chain of communication during deployments.

  • Home Sweet Home 2

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Homecoming 1

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Black Falcons conduct heavy drop exercise

    Oct 23, 2009

    Paratroopers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div. conducted and evaluated heavy drop mission Oct. 14 to simulate the battery's role in a brigade-level air field seizure.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers brave weather for training exercise

    Oct 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the 18th Fires Brigade evaluated paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, as they conducted a battery training exercise in the densely wooded hills of Fort Bragg.

  • New M-ATV arrives in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • New M-ATV arrives in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • U.S. Army uncovers successful results for AIDS vaccine

    Oct 21, 2009

    The fight against one of the deadliest virus known may have met its match against the United States Army as researchers have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination.

  • Coalition partners participate in friendship jump over Egypt for Bright Star 09

    Oct 20, 2009

    Egyptian, Kuwaiti, German, Pakistani and U.S. forces participated in a coalition friendship jump during Operation Bright Star 2009.

  • Paratroopers awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 19, 2009

    Paratroopers, Staff Sgt. Whitney Bernson, Sgt. David Vogel and Spc. William Oligher from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, received the Purple Heart medal from Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony Sept. 23 on Forward Operating Base Salerno located in the Khost Province of eastern Afghanistan for injuries they received when their vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device in March 2009.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Black Falcons conduct heavy drop exercise

    Oct 19, 2009

    Troopers with B Battery, 2/319th AFAR, 2nd BCT, 82D ABN DIV conducted a heavy drop mission on Oct. 14. B Battery Paratroopers followed a pallet loaded down with a howitzer and a humvee out the door of an Air Force C-17 onto Holland Drop Zone. The Black Falcons were then timed how quickly they could pack their parachutes, unload the howitzer off the pallet, assemble it and prepare for fire.

  • Wounded Warriors lead the way

    Oct 16, 2009

    On Oct. 8, more than 70 Soldiers, veterans and other military supporters kicked off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas, which is a five-day event from Oct. 7 to Sunday. Riders began the 20-mile bike journey at Fort Bragg's Wilson Park and will make similar rides in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

  • Air Force C-130 dedicated to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 16, 2009

    An Air Force C-130H Hercules was dedicated to the Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Afghanistan, Oct. 5. The transport was originally dedicated at Pope Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2008, to Fort Bragg's entire 82nd Abn. Div.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Bright Star 09 Airborne Operation

    Oct 15, 2009

    Three images of the Oct. 12 Bright Star Coalition airborne operation in Egypt.

  • 82nd Airborne Division helps train troops coalition forces in Egypt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Story and photos of Bright Star 09 coalition training in Military Operations in Urban Terrain.

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

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