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  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Keeping an eye on al-Madain

    Apr 21, 2009

  • Soldier's legacy, upcoming tournament mark daylong site assessment mission

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The love of soccer in Iraq is no secret. During a site assessment mission of local area soccer fields, U.S. Army paratroopers brought the spirit of the game and the legacy of a fallen Soldier to the neighborhoods of eastern Baghdad, April 18.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • Fort Benning singer gives spouses a voice

    Apr 17, 2009

    Sarah Hockridge has spent her life using her voice - as a child who loved to sing, as a college music major, and as a staple on the New York coffee shop circuit. Today, she uses her voice for a cause close to her heart - putting words to the experiences of military spouses.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • Aviation forensics team protects crews

    Apr 16, 2009

    Joint Combat Assessment Team identifies ways to help protect future aircrews, passengers and aircraft through the collection of forensic evidence.

  • Staff Sgt. Richard Smith - Assisting the Iraqi people, NCO's Army career comes full circle

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Staff Sgt. Richard Smith, a fire support specialist assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Smith, a native of Tusla, Okla., joined the Army in Oct. 1991 and is currently serving in his third deployment and second in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed to Kosovo in 1999.

  • 82nd BSB keeps supply lines open

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers serving in the field of logistics may not be clearing routes of improvised explosive devices but they are taking the fight to the enemy in a different way. Without a steady supply of food, fuel and ammunition, an army cannot sustain itself for very long.

  • Paratroopers contend to enter elite NCO Club

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD- After months of preparation and hours of studying, 16 noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, participated in a two-day evaluation for a shot at induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), April 11 at Joint Security Station Loyalty.

  • Chaplains deliver Easter message to remote Afghanistan bases

    Apr 13, 2009

    The religious support team for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan ministered to troops April 8 and 9 on multiple austere forward operating bases as part of the joint-service mission Easter Contingency Operations to provide religious support in Southeast Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Airfield personnel unite for sunrise service

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in an Easter sunrise service at Kanahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 12.

  • JSC-A leaders visit Afghanistan camp, review preparations for buildup

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan commanding general, along with British Air Commodore Les O'Dea, commander of U.K. Joint Force Support, toured the camps to view plans and construction sites. Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan (JSC-A), presently led by the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, plays an integral role in the planned troop build-up because it controls all personnel and supply movement into and throughout the war-torn South-Asia nation.

  • Army Reserve sustainment soldiers don combat patch

    Apr 10, 2009

    The 143d ESC recently assumed responsibility for sustainment operations in Afghanistan after assuming the lead role in Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan.

  • Paratroopers speak with NP leaders, assess security

    Apr 8, 2009

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • 319th AFAR patrols the night

    Apr 7, 2009

  • Class in session: Bravo Bulls teach ISF, secure trust in neighborhoods

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - At the teal dome of the al-Sadren mosque just outside of Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah in the Karrada district of southeast Baghdad, the call to prayer beckons the faithful. At the fence that borders the station, a shepherd herds his flock through the fields. At the disheveled school building nearby, a different kind of instruction still goes on -Bravo Battery "Bulls," prepare for another patrol mentoring their Iraqi Security Force partners.

  • Paratroopers, EPRT assess market projects in poverty stricken area of 9 Nissan

    Apr 6, 2009

  • Bravo Bulls on patrol

    Apr 6, 2009

  • ISF, Paratroopers helping in al-Fadhil

    Apr 6, 2009

  • Joint Logistics Command Soldiers train Afghans on radio communications

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the Joint Logistics Command trained members of the Afghanistan National Army's Central Movement Agency on radio procedures March 23 through March 28 here. Proper radio communications will allow the Afghan soldiers to communicate to the Tactical Operations Center, which tracks information on current operations.

  • Iraqi National Orphan Day

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Paratrooper mechanics conduct combined training with IA mechanics at JSS Zubaida

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Paratroopers provided their Iraqi Army partners with maintenance training on the humvee in order to keep the vehicle fully mission capable at Joint Security Station Zubaida March 28.

  • Soldiers' bravery, selfless sacrifice honored

    Apr 1, 2009

    The March 27 presentation of two Distinguished Flying Crosses started with a performance by the 82nd Airborne Chorus, but the events leading up to this one day began almost six years ago near Camp Humphreys on the border between North and South Korea.

  • Paratroopers, Iraqi army soldiers protect main city highway

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Traffic is common in a city of seven million people. With the lingering threat of roadside bombs at any turn, Paratroopers work daily with their Iraqi counterparts to ensure the people of Baghdad are safe on the highway.

  • Kandahar Sustainment Soldiers take '60 Kg Challenge'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Two soldiers with the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command each lift a 60 kg barbell March 28 during the '60 Kg Challenge' held in the U.K. Fitness Centre at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. As part of the competition, each lifter bench-pressed as many repetitions as possible in one minute. The first place winner received a percentage of the cash prize, while the remainder went to Help for Heroes, a British charity for wounded troops.

  • Soldier in Focus-Pfc. Small

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Pfc. Mark Small, a gunner assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Small, a native of Los Lunas, N.M., joined the Army almost two years ago and is currently serving his first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • ISF restoring peace in Fadhil

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar troops observe Women's History Month

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan honored Women's History Month by hosting an event hosting a decorated woman veteran who led an MP battalion into combat in Iraq.

  • Fort Lewis brigade delivering supplies for less

    Mar 26, 2009

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade broke new ground Friday in performing the first Low Cost, Low Altitude aerial delivery at Fort Lewis. Flying a C-23 Sherpa cargo airplane 150 feet above Rogers Drop Zone, Soldiers from the 593rd and 1st Special Forces Group performed six load drops, payloads ranging between 100 to 200 pounds, using the LCLA delivery system.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police team up to deliver new wheelchairs to Iraqi children

    Mar 26, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Eighty-two Iraqi children found a new reason to smile, thanks to efforts from Iraqi National Police officers and U.S. Paratroopers in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, March 23.

  • Artillery paratroopers conduct ISF checkpoint inspection

    Mar 25, 2009

  • Vicenza Soldiers honored for bravery in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions July 13, 2008, in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

  • Torres the gunner

    Mar 24, 2009

    Army Reserve Sgt. Danielle R. Torres, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer, looks down from her turret as her protective security detail prepares for yet another mission here on March 21 2009. Torres, a corrections officer from Galloway, N.J., is the gunner on the lead Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for the team, and the only woman qualified as a gunner on the .50-caliber machine gun. She is part of the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade which is nearing its tour here in Iraq. The brigade is the senior civil affairs command for approximately 800 civil affairs Soldiers and Sailors supporting war fighting commanders throughout Iraq. This Army Reserve brigade, composed predominantly of Warrior Citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Phillies Fans in Iraq

    Mar 24, 2009

    Being hundreds of miles away did not deter these die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fans from having one of Camp Slayer's streets re-named to honor their team. First Sergeant David M. Bernosky, with the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, helped coordinate the project to boost moral for the Philadelphia based unit and to remind everyone in the Baghdad region who won the World Series. This Army Reserve brigade, composed of warrior -citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, are part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ISF, Paratroopers respond after IDF attack in al-Karada

    Mar 23, 2009

  • Pfc. Robert Edwards - Former chef turned medic

    Mar 20, 2009

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • Meeting with the neighbors

    Mar 18, 2009

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • Rusafa benefits from Krypton Knight III: Joint post-election operation aimed at stability, security

    Mar 17, 2009

    BAGHDAD- More than a month has passed since the Iraqi Government held it's Provincial Elections in 14 of its 18 districts nationwide.

  • Fulfilling Jacob's wish

    Mar 17, 2009

    BELADIYAT, Iraq - A month after a Colorado boy collected his toys and sent them to Iraq, a group of U.S. Paratroopers distributed the items to children in eastern Baghdad's 9 Nissan District, March 16.

  • Paratroopers validate Quick Reaction Force capabilities

    Mar 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Bragg's, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted a mission-readiness exercise to validate their quick reaction force capabilities with some help from European-based Soldiers assigned to the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • 82nd's 1st BCT recognized for successful risk management

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Department of the Army presented the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, with the Composite Risk Management Safety Award at Devil Field March 5. The award distinguishes the brigade from most others in the U.S. Army by recognizing their successful efforts in implementing the composite risk management system, which contributed to an overall 154 percent reduction in reportable accidents during the first three quarters during the brigade's deployment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008.

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • Spc. Eileen Flynn- From books to parachutes, former teacher answers call to serve

    Mar 11, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Today's Soldier in Focus is Spc. Eileen Flynn, an operations assistant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

  • Rusafa officials celebrate school renovation

    Mar 11, 2009

    MUSTANSIRYA, Iraq - District leaders, school administrators, Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division - Baghdad paratroopers celebrated the completion of a school renovation March 3 in the Rusafa District of eastern Baghdad.

  • NP, Paratroopers team up for Operation Dub Chabeer 2

    Mar 11, 2009

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Paratroopers' on the ground in East Rashid

    Mar 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - "There's no need to worry about this area, there's Paratroopers on the ground," said Lt. Col. Dave Bair, of Fairfax, Va., commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi National Division - Baghdad, speaking of the East Rashid district where he and his troops work every day conducting security patrols and participating in civil affairs efforts to help the people and the local economy.

  • "Panthers," ISF patrol concrete jungle

    Mar 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After long hours walking on patrol, the paratroopers kick up their dusty, worn boots. They grab a bite to eat or hit the weights, challenge their platoon leaders to video games, or just sit around and make fun of each other in the dilapidated hotel known as Combat Outpost 102.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Spotlight NCO - Sgt. Olanda Thompson

    Mar 5, 2009

    Waking up at the crack of dawn and doing physical training isn't a part of every kid's childhood. Olanda Thompson saw his father doing PT every morning and it must have rubbed off - Thompson is now following in his father's footsteps as an Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Fort Bragg Wounded warrior looks to future

    Mar 3, 2009

    Since Sgt. Cameron E. Stroeh's last surgery and a brief rest period in Nebraska, he has been a Soldier in the WTB, where his main mission is to heal and get on with life. He is no longer undergoing rehabilitation as he has reached the maximum level of medical care. "It's as good as it's going to get," Stroeh said. "But I'm going to do my best to live a normal life." Stroeh is currently in the medical discharge process, and though he is leaving the Army, the lessons he learned while in the Army will stay with him forever. "The service really shows you what kind of person you are," he said.

  • Fort Bragg sniper, NCO refuses to be stopped

    Mar 3, 2009

    As the team leader assigned to a sniper platoon, Sgt. Roy Mitchell mentors his junior paratroopers on the fundamentals of being a sniper and takes great pride in teaching his subordinates. He said he loves to see how they develop into qualified snipers and professional leaders. While conducting combat operations in Baquba, Iraq on March 24, 2007, Mitchell was shot twice by enemy combatants. A large scar on the right side of his head is a reminder of how fortunate he is to still be alive. Despite his injuries, Mitchell was determined to return to duty. "I was hospitalized for six months, and it took me another six months to recover from all my injuries," said Mitchell. "I was given the option to leave the Army, but I was not ready to leave yet. I would have felt beaten by the enemy if I left the Army and I was not ready to leave all my friends.

  • Fort Bragg Scouts compete for Excellence in Armor

    Mar 3, 2009

    Cavalry scouts with 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, competed for the coveted Excellence in Armor recognition Feb. 10 through 12 at the All American Landing Zone. According to Sgt. Maj. Charles Gregory, the 3rd Sq., 73rd Cav. Regt. operations sergeant major, this not only marked the first time 3rd Sq., 73rd Cav. Regt. scouts have undergone this training, but it is the first time in the 82nd Abn. Div.'s long history to hold this type of qualification. Only 2,000 cavalry scouts in a career field of about 28,000 are EIA qualified. "To my knowledge, this is the first squad in the division to be given latitude to do this," said Gregory. Gregory explained that cavalry scouts are the eyes and ears of the brigade serving out front of everyone, gaining information about the enemy and relaying it back to higher command. "Due to the youth of the organization, we have young sergeants running lanes who have not even qualified the course," Gregory said. "It is good training for them because they'll have a good idea of the course and know the standards when they participate."

  • Fort Bragg Paratroopers learn safety is first point of performance

    Mar 3, 2009

    While placing rounds downrange and on target is a key skill, the first and primary concern of every Soldier on the range Feb. 5 was not accurate shooting, but rather the safe and proper handling of the weapons, said Staff Sgt. George Rouska, a 35-year-old native of Portland, Ore., and a petroleum supply specialist with Co. A. "It's safety first, and safety always."

  • Iraqi Police release detainees during ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

  • ISF, MND-B Soldiers distribute supplies to Karada schools

    Mar 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Security Forces and their U.S. partners distributed a variety of clothes and school supplies to students in two schools, Feb. 25 in the al Karradah district of eastern Baghdad.

  • Excellence recognized throughout Fort Bragg: Engineers receive award

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Bragg's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division recognized the 27th Engineer Battalion and 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment for outstanding compliance with environmental regulations in the 1st quarter of FY09.

  • 82nd CAB conducts exercise at airfield

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Our operational tempo is high right now," said Master Sgt. Russell Lowery, the aviation operations sergeant major. "The troopers have done outstanding as a whole." During the MRX, the 82nd CAB was faced with a number of scenarios from downed aircraft, MEDEVAC missions launched and aircraft maintenance. Along with these aviation missions, the exercise also incorporated the posture of aviation task forces in support of maneuver units on the ground. "This was a great opportunity to exercise our battle tracking systems," said Lowery. "We are postured to deploy and our troopers are motivated to get downrange."

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Airborne legacy passed from grandfather to grandson

    Mar 2, 2009

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Mullen grew up with "about a million" Airborne stories. When he graduated from Airborne School Friday, he reminisced about some of the anecdotes his grandfather, Darrell Branstetter, a former Fort Benning paratrooper, told him when he was younger.

  • "Panthers" patrol, police-up after IED blast

    Mar 2, 2009

  • IA, Paratroopers team up for Operation Sway Sway

    Mar 2, 2009

  • NP, Paratroopers patrol Beladiyat

    Mar 2, 2009

  • Paratroopers train for quick response

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Checking up on progress: Refurbishing an Iraqi school in Rusafa

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Truck handover brings hope of clean future

    Feb 27, 2009

    FOB LOYALTY, Iraq - Twenty waste sanitation trucks were turned over to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Feb. 25.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Soldier in Focus - Capt. Agustin Dominguez

    Feb 24, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - Today's Soldier in Focus is Capt. Agustin Dominguez, a fire support officer assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

  • Paratroopers train NP mechanics on vehicle maintenance

    Feb 24, 2009

  • Paratroopers, ISF distribute new school supplies to Oubaidy schools

    Feb 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Paratroopers and their Iraqi Security Force partners distributed a variety of new school supplies to students in two Oubaidy schools Feb. 19 in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad.

  • Pa. Guardsmen begin Taji tour

    Feb 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers of the 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania National Guard, participated in a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 19 at Camp Taji; marking the official start to provide supplies, medical support and maintain equipment for the Stryker brigade's Soldiers.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Editorial: Army taking measures to improve property accountability

    Feb 23, 2009

    Since 9/11, our Army has been in a continuous cycle of deployment, redeployment and reset operations. The continued success of our Army, that will always have some amount of its force deployed on some type of mission, hinges on accurate and precise property accountability.

  • "Independence" battalion begins Iraq mission

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Sons of Iraq receive monthly payment

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Trooper gets 10,000th MRAP

    Feb 23, 2009

  • 10,000th MRAP fielded in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2009

    A team of Soldiers, civilians and contractors gathered Feb. 20 at the Victory Base Complex to celebrate fielding the 10,000th Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

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