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  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Student Gives Back to the Military

    Feb 20, 2009

    High school student and daughter of an NCO organizes a successful charity event to give back to Soldiers

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Generals discuss SATCOM capabilities of the past, present and future

    Feb 19, 2009

    Interviews by Josh Davidson, of the Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), on emerging and future satellite communications technology with Gen. Kevin Chilton, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley.

  • ISF, Cav troopers help rebuild after enemy attack

    Feb 19, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WAR EAGLE, Iraq - When enemy forces missed targeting a Multi-National Division - Baghdad patrol in the Adhamiyah district of eastern Baghdad with an explosive formed projectile recently, a local Iraqi home paid the price.

  • Congressional delegation visits Saab Al Bour

    Feb 19, 2009

    SAAB al BOUR, Iraq-U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright (right), D-Ala., talks with a member of the Iraqi Security Forces through an interpreter at a market in Saab Al Bour, Iraq during a congressional delegation visit to see the progress in that area on Feb 15.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • "Strikers depart", Paratroopers increase role in eastern Baghdad

    Feb 19, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - After 15 months of combat, the Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad are leaving Iraq with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Paratroopers team up with IP officers in Rusafa

    Feb 19, 2009

  • IP, Paratroopers stand watch by night

    Feb 19, 2009

  • NP, MND-B Soldiers conduct air assault training

    Feb 19, 2009

  • NP and Coalition Forces conduct air assault mission

    Feb 19, 2009

  • MND-B Soldiers meet with Iraqi Emergency Response Unit

    Feb 19, 2009

  • RDECOM Hosts Industry Day in Support of OEF

    Feb 19, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 40 private companies gathered Jan. 28 to interact with government entities to learn more about the Afghanistan National Security Sector Development and Fielding Program and the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, its objectives, procurement needs and processes.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • Iraqi Police, Wolfhounds hunt for weapon caches

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Paratroopers pin on combat badges in Iraq

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Paratroopers were recognized for actions in combat during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty Feb 5.

  • Soldier in Focus - Sgt. Roy Mitchell

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - Today's Soldier in Focus is Sgt. Roy Mitchell, an sniper assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Mitchell, a native of Garden Grove, Calif., enlisted in the U.S. Army for five years and deployed for the second time to Iraq.

  • NP, Paratroopers determined to help in New Baghdad

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - ISF and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Paratoopers distributed more than 800 donated blankets and dozens of children's toys to Iraqi civilians during a Iraqi-led humanitarian drive Feb. 4 in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad.

  • NP, Paratroopers conduct joint cache search

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

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

  • Service personally rewarding for Cayanong

    Feb 12, 2009

    It's not uncommon for someone to have second thoughts about joining a branch of the military. However, that wasn't the case for Monica Cayanong. Cayanong, a first sergeant with the Army's Veterinary Command at Fort Belvoir, has recorded more than 20 years in a career filled with praise and accommodations. She was recently inducted into the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and has aspirations of one day becoming a sergeant major.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

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

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

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

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

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


    Feb 11, 2009

    Miss U.S.A. Crystle Stewart jumps with the U.S. Army Parachute Team during winter training in Yuma Arizona.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade assumes Joint Logistics Command mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade assumed responsibility of the Joint Logistics Command from 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

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

  • NP, Wolfhounds conduct cache search, "rescue" mission

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Iraqi police release 24 detainees

    Feb 10, 2009

  • IP, Wolfhounds air assault into Hussaniyah

    Feb 10, 2009

  • NCO Academy Hosts Cub Scouts at Retreat

    Feb 7, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 23, Den 7 joined Soldiers from the Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy Tuesday during retreat at the post's main flagpole for a lesson in flag courtesies.

  • Fort Bragg NCO Re-enlists on mortar range

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. Louis Adams, of Hartford, Ind. is reenlisted by his commander, Capt. Brad McCoy, Jan. 28 while a mortar team fires a live round for each of the five years of Adams' reenlistment. Adams served as the medic for the Mortar Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during the unit's deployment to Afghanistan and wanted to involve the platoon in his reenlistment ceremony.

  • Pugil stick fights add excitment to formation

    Feb 6, 2009

    Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pugil stick fight during the end of the week formation on Feb. 6.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

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

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

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

  • New Paratroopers in 2 BCT, 82nd ABN experience first's during JFEX

    Feb 4, 2009

    Several Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division experience their first night, combat equipment jump during the brigade-wide Joint Force Entry Exercise.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Panel highlights space contributions to the warfighter

    Feb 3, 2009

    The importance of space to the warfighter, in particular Special Forces, was the main topic of discussion during the warfighter panel at the 11th Annual SPACECOMM Defending America Symposium, conducted Jan. 28 at the Broadmoor Hotel. This yearAca,!a,,cs warfighter panel was chaired by Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

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

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Caisson Horse Continues To Serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    For one former U.S. Army Garrison Caisson horse, military service is far from over, Aca,!A"HerbAca,!A? as he is referred to by the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian staff, may not don ceremonial tack anymore, but that has not stopped him from continuing to serve the military community.

  • One mission, one round

    Jan 24, 2009

    The sniper flexed his finger in the cold air. Aca,!A"I canAca,!a,,ct feel my finger,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"Three minutes left, one minute down,Aca,!A? the spotter said. Slowly, the sniper squeezed down on the trigger. Aca,!A"You hit steel!Aca,!A? said the section leader, observing a direct hit on the two-inch Aca,!A"XAca,!A? hundreds of meters down range. The sniper, Spc. Jeff Mews, a Siloam Springs, Arkansas native with Troop C, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has fired countless rounds, and will fire countless more in pursuit of perfection. In the entire squadron of hundreds of Paratroopers, there are only seven snipers.

  • We are the engineers; 82nd engineers compete for title as the best

    Jan 24, 2009

    Paratroopers of Company A, 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, competed in a Aca,!A"Sapper StakesAca,!A? contest Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 to see which squad had the best combat engineer skills.

  • Virtual reality system lets Army leaders practice integrating joint fires into operations

    Jan 15, 2009

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division held its first-ever virtual Joint-Fire, Coordination Exercise. The week-long training exercise held Jan. 12 Aca,!" 15 at the Fort Bragg Battle Command Training Center was a unique opportunity for company commanders, fire support officers, platoon leaders and forward observers from across the brigade to practice integrating fire support assets into their operations without having to fire a single real round.


    Jan 15, 2009

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

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 350 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade formally said goodbye to their families and friends during a deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later this month the Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to begin a 12-month rotation and assume responsibility for the Joint Logistics Command.

  • Installations to receive new SWET training devices

    Dec 22, 2008

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

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  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

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

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

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

  • Back with a BOOM!

    Dec 10, 2008

    The "Black Falcons" of 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted platoon validation exercises during the first two weeks of December to make sure all the sections were qualified on their core mission tasks.

  • Anatomy of an Assault

    Dec 10, 2008

    Paratroopers conduct a tactical movement through the woods in order to assault a fortified objective during a training exercise at Fort Bragg.

  • Realistic training prepares paratroopers for combat

    Dec 8, 2008

    In order to prepare for combat, the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, spared no expense to make their recent situational training exercise as realistic as possible.

  • The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, an annual toy drive for North Carolina families in need, kicked off Dec. 5 and will continue throughout the following week. A staple to the Fort Bragg holiday season for 11 years, Operation Toy Drop is an opportunity for reserve and active components of the Army and Air Force to combine efforts and give back to the families and communities that support them throughout the year.

  • USACAPOC(A) Operation Toy Drop 08

    Dec 8, 2008

    Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Command (Airborne) organize and sponsor the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 5 and 6.

  • Turkey Bowl 2008

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Turkey Bowl is the annual flag football game held every year just before Thanksgiving pitting teams from different units of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division against each other for bragging rights

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

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

  • 407th "Gold Falcons" train with aviators to deliver supplies

    Nov 24, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, train with aviators from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade to integrate new techniques to deliver supplies.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

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

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

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

  • Field Assistance Team Focuses on Soldier Feedback

    Nov 20, 2008

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

  • Cranking up the heat: 2 BCT Paratroopers compete in DA Level of the Connelly Competition

    Nov 18, 2008

    The Field Kitchen Team from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were judged at the Department of the Army-level Philip A. Connelly Competition on November 13. This is the final level of the competition.

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

    Nov 14, 2008

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

  • 82nd Abn. Paratroopers test fire new weapons

    Nov 13, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division test fire and critque new weapons systems at a range that Program Executive Office Soldier provided the weapons for.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS haunted house 'Supports the Strong'

    Nov 7, 2008

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

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

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Wounded warrior finds a home in Lyster's WTU

    Nov 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior finds hope in Warrior Transition Unit

  • Primary School students cast their votes in civics process

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker Primary School students cast votes

  • 82nd Abn. Div. snipers place 2nd in International Sniper Competition

    Nov 4, 2008

    The Sniper Team from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, placed 2nd in the service class of the International Sniper Competition that took place at Fort Benning, Ga., from Oct. 14-23.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Happy Halloween!

    Oct 31, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division get into the holiday spirit early friday morning by dressing up for Halloween during PT.

  • Veteran's book tells of days as POW

    Oct 30, 2008

    William Abbott fought with 31st Infantry Regiment when he was taken as a prisoner of war in 1950 by the Chinese during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

  • Interview with Fayetteville, N.C., Mayor Chavonne

    Oct 23, 2008

    Pictures accompany an interview with the Mayor of a city so patriotic it's nickname is the All-American City. Fayetteville, N.C., neighbor to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is also home to the new Army's Army and the first Soldier's Sanctuary in the World. Sgt. Mike O'Brien talks with Mayor Anthony Chavonne.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Airspace Synchronization Team Wins Top Honor

    Oct 16, 2008

    When Jim Kelton was a young captain in the 1980s with the 82nd Airborne Division, it took a long time to review the hundreds of pages from the hard copy Airspace Control Order. One of KeltonAca,!a,,cs tasks was to decipher the airspace volumes that were relevant to the 82nd Airborne in order to create a map of their planned airspace usage that keep Soldiers safe. Now, as assistant product manager of the Tactical Airspace Integration System working in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, Kelton and his TAIS team can be proud of the significant improvements they have done to make the process simpler, quicker, more accurate and most importantly, safer for Soldiers. For providing better situational awareness and a more orderly airspace by making the process automated, seamless and cost effective, the 2008 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award was given Sept. 30 to Team TAIS at the Aerospace Industries AssociationAca,!a,,cs Fall Product Support Conference at Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • RDECOM Engineer Awarded Two Patents for New Grenade Ammunition Designs

    Oct 2, 2008

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employee two patent approvals for new designs to be incorporated into the ammunition belt for the MK 19 grenade machine gun. ARDEC is a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Paratroopers from 1st Bn., 325th AIR prepare for the EIB test

    Oct 1, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division prepare for the Expert Infantryman Badge test.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

  • Retirement Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2008

    Retirement ceremony took place 24 Sept. 08 for Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter

  • Wright Flyer 'returns' to Fort Myer after 100 years

    Sep 29, 2008

    It took a century to achieve, but for the hundreds gathered in Fort Myer's Conmy Hall this month, it was well worth it.

  • Earning the EIB

    Sep 25, 2008

    Clayton, N.J. native Spc. David Bruce (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, grades Seattle, Wash. native Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, with Army Materiel Command, as he performs the steps to operate an M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Paratroopers get fit with CrossFit training

    Sep 24, 2008

    The ParatroopersAca,!a,,c faces are scrunched up in agony, their jaws clenched, eyes closed, and temples running with sweat. Moans and groans of exertion are starting to escape from their lips. They look up at their fitness instructor for any sign that the torment will be ending soon, but she just smiles and keeps the exercises coming.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Paratroopers compete for the Expert Infantry Badge

    Sep 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I got blown up.Aca,!A? ThatAca,!a,,cs how Spc. Andrew Cossette describes the incident that earned him his Combat Infantryman Badge, a prestigious award given to infantrymen who come under fire in combat. While patrolling through Baghdad in 2007, CossetteAca,!a,,cs Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Device, and the explosion knocked him briefly unconscious. Months later, after the paperwork was processed, Cossette had his CIB.

  • 82nd Airborne engineers re-enact famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Running two miles with a boat overhead, then frantically paddling across a lake might seem like an exhausting feat, but for the engineers of the 82nd Airborne Division, it's just a fun way to pay tribute to the past.

  • Paratroopers leave it all on the mat during combatives tournament

    Sep 21, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division square off against each other during the combatives tournament held as part of the Division's All American Week celebration.