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  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Operation Bright Star begins

    Oct 14, 2009

    Military units from around the world formed a common front to begin a multi-national military exercise near the Egyptian coastal town of Alexandria, Monday.

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    Oct 13, 2009

    Images of tactical training from Bright Star 09 in Egypt.

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    Oct 13, 2009

  • Pies

    Oct 8, 2009

    Nineteen thousand and six hundred apple pies were donated to Soldiers and their Families. Pies for Patriots will be held again Nov. 6 and 7 and will feature pumpkin pies. For more information, call 396-1024.

  • Solar funny car revs up Fort Bragg's Sports USA

    Oct 8, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from all over Fort Bragg came to see driver Jeff Arend and the DHL Toyota Solar funny car at Sports USA, Sept. 16. A funny car is a type of car used for drag racing.

  • Fort Bragg hosts joint, multi-national training exercise

    Oct 8, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26, to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. - The Commanders in Chief of the House (CinCHouse) organization hosted a "Mandatory Fun" reception Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Crystal City here to honor 450 U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders from units nationwide. The reception was the culminating event of two activities CinCHouse sponsored to honor FRG leaders for their assistance to Army leaders, programs and services that support Soldiers and their Families. "These hard working spouses deserve a little luxury and fun in the midst of such an important training program," CinCHouse.com Founder and Editor Meredith Leyva said. Leyva explained CinCHouse's goal is to provide FRG leaders attending the U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium and Association of the U.S. Army's Family Forums the opportunity to relax, to see local sites in the nation's capital and to enjoy networking among themselves.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders (FRG) Oct. 6, during a tour of Capital Hill sponsored by the Commander in Chief of the House organization. FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washington attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and Association of the United States Army Family Forum Sessions.

  • 82nd Paratroopers help coalition forces prepare for airborne operations

    Oct 6, 2009

    82nd Paratroopers conducted a "rigex" for Egyptian, Kuwaiti and Pakistani Paratroopers to teach them how to rig an alice pack for airborne operations. This training is part of Operation Bright Star, which allows troopers from different countries to have experience working together. on 12 October, 82nd troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the exercise.

  • 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.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26 to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Queen

    Oct 2, 2009

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands shakes hands with Walter Hughes, a veteran of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Sept. 20, during a commemoration of the Nijmegen liberation in Holland. The ceremony was part of the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • 2nd BCT paratroopers get a taste of real combat during platoon live fire exercise

    Oct 2, 2009

    Replicating as closely as possible the experience of combat was the goal during the combined arms live fire training conducted Sept. 17, by 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "I do believe this training helps a lot as far as trusting your buddy, knowing he's going to do everything he is supposed to do," said Pvt. Brandon Thomas, an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Bn., 325th AIR from Pleasantville, Iowa. "It's probably the best training we do," Thomas said.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • "Airborne!" in five languages

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted an airborne operation at Fort Bragg Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star exercise, a month-long, multi-national training exercise being conducted by the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division and airborne forces from Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Germany

  • U.S., foreign paratroopers conduct airborne operation at Fort Bragg

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted a "friendship jump" at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star training exercise.

  • 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.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Bright Star troopers get social

    Sep 29, 2009

    Paratroopers from Germany, Egypt, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived to Fort Bragg on 28 September 2009 for the beginning of Operation Bright Star. That evening, they were brought together with the U.S. troopers for a social event for everyone to be introduced. On 12 October, U.S. troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the operation.

  • Foreign soldiers arrive to Fort Bragg for Operation Bright Star

    Sep 28, 2009

    Egyptian, German, Pakistani and Kuwaiti paratroopers arrive at Fort Bragg for Operation Bright Star where they will visit the Fayetteville area, learn to fire U.S. Army weapons and conduct airborne operations. On Oct. 12, U.S. troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the operation.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Distinguished lecturer series begins at Fort Bragg

    Sep 25, 2009

    To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series. The series is designed to help leaders from the brigade navigate complex geo-political issues and understand evolving concepts in military affairs through exposure to a wide array of lecturers from the worlds of the military, academia, and politics, said Maj. Troy Glazier, the brigade Information Operations officer, who helped develop the concept for the series.

  • Fort Bragg spouses' retreat prepares Families for homecomings

    Sep 25, 2009

    After 10 months in Iraq and several more to go, the spouses of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are ready for their paratroopers to come home. But preparing for that much-anticipated arrival requires planning and understanding, which is why the Panther Brigade conducted a spouse retreat Saturday and Sunday at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The weekend's opening session and overall theme of the conference was "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Col. Patrick Neal, 3rd BCT's rear detachment chaplain who has conducted three spouse retreats in the past year.

  • Paratrooper boat race commemorates famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 24, 2009

    Combat engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division paid tribute to a famous engineer exploit from WWII by holding a boat race at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sep. 24

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Live Fire: 2BCT Paratroopers train for combat during combined arms, live fire exercise

    Sep 23, 2009

    Replicating as closely as possible the experience of combat was the goal during the combined-arms, live fire training conducted recently by platoons from 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Live Fire: 2BCT Paratroopers train for combat with platoon live fire exercise

    Sep 23, 2009

    Replicating as closely as possible the experience of combat was the goal during the combined-arms, live fire training conducted recently by platoons from 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Visit from Brig. Gen. McMaster kicks off distinguished lecturer series

    Sep 22, 2009

    Leaders in today's Army must be thinkers as much as they are fighters. A young platoon leader in Iraq or Afghanistan could easily find himself doing the job of a diplomat, a politician, an engineer, and a social worker, even while he remains focused on defeating the enemy in combat. To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series.

  • Family of fallen Soldier builds vintage motorcycle in his honor

    Sep 22, 2009

    Thomas Barbieri loves it when people ask him about the World War II replica motorcycle he built, because it gives him a chance to talk about his son, T.J.

  • 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.

  • Holland students perform to commemorate 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Students with Op de Horst school perform for the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. During the operation, thousands of Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Holland as the largest airborne operation in history.

  • Troopers help commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Photos of soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division visit Holland to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in hostory.

  • Flying History Grounded At McKinley Firing Range

    Sep 18, 2009

    There's a lot of flying history on McKinley Range. Amid the helicopters and an A-10 Thunderbolt airplane set up on the range for force training is an OV-1 Mohawk, a photo observation and electronic reconnaissance airplane used by the Army in Europe, Korea, the Vietnam War, Central and South America, Alaska, and Operation Desert Storm. It is a military aircraft that is at the center of the 20th reunion of the OV-Mohawk Association Sept. 23-27 in Nashville. Yet, the actual physical presence of a Mohawk on Redstone Arsenal was an interesting discovery for a former Mohawk pilot and technical observer who recently visited McKinley Range to see the military aircraft for themselves. "Ten years ago, a friend (now deceased Mohawk pilot Mike Langer) told me a Mohawk had come to Redstone Arsenal at some time," said David Brown, a retired master sergeant and Mohawk technical observer. "The Veterans Memorial Museum showed me pictures of the airplane out at Redstone Arsenal. So, I knew it was on the Arsenal. I just didn't know where it was."

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Soldiers learn how to successfully use Naval surface fire at Marine school

    Sep 14, 2009

    Ten Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team learned that lesson when they attended the three-day Naval Surface Fires class at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Va. from Sept. 2-4.

  • Marine aviators help Fort Bragg artillerymen get their howitzers into battle

    Sep 14, 2009

    The afternoon sky was clear and calm, but Spc. Jeremy Randlett felt like he was in the middle of a tornado. Randlett was bracing himself on top of a humvee, a thick cable in his hand, trying to keep his balance against the powerful rotor wash of the 35,000-pound helicopter hovering just a few feet over his head. A short while earlier, Randlett's commander informed him he was going to be the "hook man" during the sling-load portion of his unit's air assault mission. At the time, Randlett said he was excited, even if he wasn't quite sure what it meant. But now, with an enormous "Sea Stallion" Marine helicopter inching closer to his head, and the entire mission depending on him, Randlett was feeling the pressure. As the wind slammed against his body, Randlett struggled to route the loop of the cable attached to the humvee beneath his feet around the cargo hook of the helicopter. To his relief, the loop soon caught on the hook. Randlett jumped from the roof of the humvee, and a few moments later, the helicopter ascended, lifting the 5,000-pound vehicle into the air beneath it. "That was awesome," said Randlett breathlessly as the helicopter disappeared over the horizon.

  • Fort Bragg couple tackles Army life, deployments with dose of humor, commitment to one another, miss

    Sep 14, 2009

    Deny and Catilina Caballero got married in April. By summer's end, both would be deploying to Iraq, separated by hundreds of square miles of baking sand, blast walls of their forward operating bases, and the commitment of the mission.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • PT the Paratrooper Way

    Sep 10, 2009

    Paratroopers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division do morning Physical Training at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sep. 10.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • New NCO Sets the standard

    Sep 8, 2009

    "When you first come into the Army, it's every private's dream to be an NCO," said Sgt. William Taylor, who just earned his rank in June. Taylor, 22, who is assigned to Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, has been in the Army just over three years.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Marine aviators help Airborne Artillerymen get their Howitzers into battle

    Sep 3, 2009

    A complex air assault exercise conducted by the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division with support from the Marines tested the ability of the 2-319th AFAR "Black Falcons" to rapidly re-position their Howitzers on the battlefield to provide fire support to friendly units engaged in combat

  • "One team, one fight": Marine aviators help Airborne Artillerymen get their Howitzers into

    Sep 3, 2009

    The 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted a complex air assault exercise Aug. 27 utilizing helicopetr support from two Marine CH53 helicopters to re-position fire support assets on the battlefield

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers try out new rifle

    Sep 3, 2009

    The main goal for scout shooters and snipers is to eliminate enemy targets at long distances. This requires shooters to have an excellent understanding of rifle marksmanship and a weapon that can accommodate them properly.

  • 'Fallen Angel' Pilot Survives with Aid of Army Technology

    Sep 3, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Burrows is a survivor thanks to the technology the Army put at his fingertips while serving as a Kiowa Warrior standardization pilot in Iraq. And most of the technology Burrows relied on while evading terrorists who were aiming to kill him and his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Steven Cianfrini, was developed and fielded by the Program Executive Office-Soldier. "My job (for the 17th Cavalry Regiment's Troop 2, 3rd Squadron) was to ensure aircrews were trained and had the proper equipment so they could bring themselves back home safely from a mission," Burrows said during a presentation at the Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 25. Little did he know as the senior pilot for Task Force Viper that he would use that training and equipment to save himself and Cianfrini.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Army Reserve Soldier's civilian skills save Afghan life

    Aug 29, 2009

    As U.S. forces are now taking extra precautions to protect the lives of Afghan citizens in southern Afghanistan, an Army Reserve Soldier used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.

  • Seven paratroopers naturalized before deployment to Iraq

    Aug 28, 2009

    Days before boarding a plane bound for a war zone, seven Fort Bragg Paratroopers became U.S. citizens in a ceremony Aug. 13 that concluded an unusually-short, two-day naturalization process. Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment and one Soldier from 307th Brigade Support Battalion were sworn in as American citizens outside the squadron headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg kitchens cooking up awards

    Aug 28, 2009

    In this year's Installation Management Command-level Philip A. Connelly Award competition, two Fort Bragg dining facilities claimed victory and are now competing at the Department of the Army level for the title of Army's Best Dining Facility. From Fort Bragg, the Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Dining Facility took the win in the large unit category while the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, United States Army Special Operations Command Dining Facility won in the small unit category.

  • 82nd Airborne Division convention unites paratroopers past, present

    Aug 28, 2009

    Being a paratrooper is a special accomplishment to many Soldiers in the division, both past and present, and events like these remind Soldiers of why they're proud to be in the 82nd, many veterans said. "There hasn't been a day I've been here that I haven't thought about my time in the 82nd," said Greg Fulbright, who was in the division from 1983 to 1985. "I get to meet and talk to seven decades of troopers," Fulbright said. "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything."

  • Fort bragg's 4th BCT heads to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2009

    This is the second deployment to Afghanistan for the 3,300-man unit, having returned from a 15-month deployment in April 2008. It will also be the second deployment for Staff Sgt. Richard Lyden, a section sergeant from Indianapolis, who through tear-stained eyes said it would be his hardest. He will be leaving behind his wife of three years, Colleen, and seven-month old Aubrey, his first child. "It's going to be hard," said Lyden, with Troop B, 4th Battalion, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. "But we will do good things. We will be out on patrols, working with the Afghans and meeting the people to help make their country better."

  • Joint Forcible EntryExercise tests paratroopers' abilities

    Aug 28, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd BCT conducted a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise (JFEX) Aug. 26-28. The exercise featured parachute assaults by more than 1,000 paratroopers onto multiple drop zones.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Reflection

    Aug 28, 2009

    Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), reflects on his years of leadership with the command as he prepares to make his last official parachute jump with USACAPOC(A.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

  • World War II Special Operations Unit Celebrates 63rd Reunion

    Aug 25, 2009

    A little more than six decades ago, Vernon J. Doucette was a sergeant in the First Special Service Force fighting his way north on the Italian peninsula during World War II. Doucette, who served in 4th Company, 3rd Regiment of the Force, remembers the campaign in detail. He, along with other members of the FSSF, along with families and friends, gathered Aug. 19 - 22 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast for their 63rd annual reunion.

  • Operation Homelink founder: Gift computers not free

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Internet-communications ready Dell "netbook" computers handed out to Families of six dozen Iraq-bound paratroopers Friday at the Hall of Heroes were not free. The computers were earned everyday by Soldiers and their Families, who do the heavy lifting for America. That was the sentiment of Operation Homelink founder, Dan Shannon, who, along with Troy West of Dell Computer, presented the Families of 75 paratroopers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division with brand-new, ultra-compact notebook computers, enabling the Families to communicate with their deploying Soldiers online.

  • Classes at Fort Bragg save time

    Aug 24, 2009

    The 4th BCT paratroopers graduated from the Contracting Officer, Food Ordering Officer and Project Purchasing Officer classes Aug. 4, allowing them to skip several days of training in Afghanistan. "These classes will save us time in Afghanistan," said Capt. Nathan Dorsch, assistant S-4, supply officer for the 4th BCT.

  • Fort Bragg's 1st BCT safety program recognized as Army's best

    Aug 24, 2009

    A brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division was recognized as the Army's safest brigade by the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command at the division headquarters, Aug. 5.

  • 82nd Association Convention brings together past and present Paratroopers

    Aug 24, 2009

    Paratroopers of different eras came together to bond over their similar experiences during the 63rd 82nd Airborne Division Association National Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind. from August 19-22.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Soldiers patrol volatile Korengal valley

    Aug 22, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division patrol the Korengal valley of Afghanistan's Kunar valley. (Photos by Sgt. Matt Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • 82nd Airborne Division chorus performs at NFL game

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division Chorus performed the National Anthem at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on August 20 before a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chorus performed at several events during the 63rd Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention in Indianapolis.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Young fans turn out to watch 82nd Airborne Paratroopers arrive in Indy

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fans young and old turned out to watch paratroopers arrive in Indianapolis for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention

  • A Hero's Welcome: 82nd Airborne Veterans go all out to bring wounded warriors to convention in

    Aug 20, 2009

    42 recent Purple Heart recipients from the 82nd arrived in Indianapolis to attend the 82nd Association's 63rd National Convention, their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and other incidentals bought and paid for completely by Association members.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • TF Spartan medics conduct EMT recertification

    Aug 19, 2009

    Medics from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a mandatory EMT recertification and Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan, Aug. 8.

  • Servicemembers risk permanent damage if they ignore hearing protection

    Aug 18, 2009

    According to Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an Ear, Nose and Throat technician at Bagram Airfield, more than 50 percent of the patients seen in the ENT walk-in clinics are there for hearing related issues.

  • Fort Bragg hero treasures American citizenship most

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt Ulises Lopez, becomes a U.S, citizen after being wounded in Afghanistan, rejoining his unit and completing jumpmaster school.

  • FORT BRAGG PARATROOPERS RECEIVE MEDALS FOR VALOR IN AFGHANISTAN

    Aug 17, 2009

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor 3 Aug. at Fury Field. Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg deputy commanding general, presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Gloyer, 27, with the Bronze Star medal with V device and Sgt. Donald Kuehner, 23, with the Army Commendation Medal with V device for their actions in 2007 while deployed with the 4th BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. in Afghanistan.

  • Getting some downtime

    Aug 16, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing how Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, spend some of their free time in-between patrols at the Charkh district cent in Logar province, Afghanistan.

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