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  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • 82nd Airborne stages to aid Ike-stricken states

    Sep 19, 2008

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, 72 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldiers arrived here Sept. 13. While here they staged to prepare to provide support to devastated areas in Texas and Louisiana.

  • Defense Language Institute 67th Anniversary Ball

    Sep 11, 2008

    Announcement for DLIFLC Anniversary celebration in Monterey Calif.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.


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    Sep 4, 2008

  • Camp Victory paratroopers celebrate airborne history, XVIII Airborne Corps' birthday

    Aug 24, 2008

    A two-fold ceremony took place at the Al Faw Palace here Aug. 22, one which celebrated a historic birthday as well as honored all airborne-qualified servicemembers from past and present.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier Earns Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, will be awarding the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. The event is scheduled for August 22, 8:30 a.m. at the Special Forces Operations Museum (Heritage Auditorium). Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns Soldier's Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, awarded the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Aug. 22, to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Soldier's commitment to music impacts lives

    Aug 21, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" He has the fast-flowing lips of a rap artist whose lyrics donAca,!a,,ct stumble. His songs tell stories instead of just describing hanging emotions. He rhymes with passion and recites his own words as if he were creating them on the spot.

  • WWII hero Megellas to visit USAG Schinnen

    Aug 20, 2008

    (USAG Schinnen, Netherlands) World War II hero Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Megellas, 91, the 82nd AirborneAca,!a,,cs most decorated officer and author of the book Aca,!A"All the Way to BerlinAca,!A?, will be at the Schinnen Bookmark Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where he will give away some of books to Soldiers and autograph books.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • USACAPOC(A) Air Operations

    Aug 14, 2008

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) prepare for airborne operations at Fort Bragg, N.C., at the United States Army Special Operations Command mock trainer on Saturday, July 27, 2008.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Tomahawk fury/Training event prepares pilots for war zone

    Aug 8, 2008

    Student pilots flew to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to shoot Hellfire misiles for the first time during the culminating event for the AH-64D Apache Longbow and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior classes.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns State Department Award

    Aug 8, 2008

    An Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has been awarded the Department of StateAca,!a,,cs prestigious Superior Honor Award, Aug. 5, 2008, at Meadows Parade Field here. Capt. Laura Peters, a brigade liaison officer for a provincial reconstruction team in Iraq, was honored for conducting exemplary Civil Affairs actions and interagency operations in Samara and Tikrit while working concurrently with the Department of State. Only a few of military personnel have been awarded the SHA.

  • Unsafe electrical practices can lead to devastating results

    Aug 8, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Electricity: hard to imagine a world without it. With it, however, comes a responsibility to handle it properly in order to prevent accidents that can occur from shock, electrocution and fires. Recent reports highlighting the electrical deaths of 16 servicemembers in Iraq have brought heightened awareness to the risk electricity poses in theater, and senior leaders are stressing the importance of safety in its regard.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State.

    Aug 7, 2008

    Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State. Only a few USACAPOC(A) Soldiers have ever won the award which is given for extraordinary accomplishments in Iraq. Awarded for conducting Civil Affairs actions in Samara and Tikrit and working with the Department of State and the US Army.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.


    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.


    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team continues to battle for placement in the Women's division at the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.


    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Four-Star General Thanks Community for Support

    Jul 2, 2008

    The annual Armed Forces Celebration Week is well-known as a time when Huntsville and its surrounding communities come together to express their appreciation to the military and Redstone Arsenal. But one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranked Soldiers used the occasion this year to return that thanks Aca,!" expressing his appreciation for a community that is keeping the Army strong. Referring to the DoD civilian and contractor base supporting Redstone Arsenal as well as the areaAca,!a,,cs large number of military retirees, Army vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody told local media prior to the Armed Forces Celebration Salute Luncheon on June 25 at the Von Braun Center that the Aca,!A"Army values what the community does for men and women in uniform.Aca,!A?

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.


    Jun 30, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, ESPN's Crawford and Jacobson, and Fox New's Ainsley Earhardt--National News Hosts who Tout Army's Message Through A Unique Experience with the Golden Knights.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Chief of Staff's Son Follows the Family Legacy

    May 14, 2008

    On Friday, May 2, 2nd Lt. Christopher Hamilton graduated from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Hamilton is the son of SMDC/ARSTRATAca,!a,,cs current chief of staff, Col. John C. Hamilton, who is a 1980 graduate of Ranger School.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Servicemembers in Iraq become U.S. citizens: 259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturali

    Apr 12, 2008

    Two-hundred fifty-nine U.S. servicembers serving in Iraq become the United States newest citizens April 12 during a naturalization ceremony in Baghdad.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony held March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, is one that aims to showcase and improve military food service skills.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

    As Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler crouched awkwardly on the ceiling of an upside down Humvee last week, he wondered why in the world his door wouldnAca,!a,,ct open.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

    Feb 19, 2008

    This was a celebration of a proud name for a new Army helicopter. The Utility Helicopter Project Office welcomed dignitaries from the Rosebud Sioux tribe Feb. 5 to mark the successful inception of the Lakota UH-72A helicopter fleet. They included Rosebud Sioux tribal council president Rodney Bordeaux, his chief of staff and the tribeAca,!a,,cs chief.

  • 841st Maritime Movement Journal

    Feb 17, 2008

    841st Transportation Battalion bi-monthly newsletter. The command newsletter for operations of the Charleston, SC based SDDC command that oversees strategic sealift at all East Coast strategic seaports to include Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Wilmington, NC, Norfolk, VA, Philadlephia, PA, and Morhead City, NC.

  • MRAP Sealift Dec 2007

    Feb 14, 2008

    MRAP sealift begins DEC 2007.

  • Engineers ready for deployment with demolition training

    Feb 5, 2008

    Demolition training prepares engineers for deployment to Iraq.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • New MND-B Deputy Commander sees successes in Northeast Baghdad

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Relax time

    Dec 29, 2007

  • A Christmas Story: Paratroopers in Baghdad enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at a local sheikh's hous

    Dec 26, 2007

    Local Iraqi invites Soldiers for a Christmas feast.

  • 4th Infantry Division Website

    Dec 21, 2007

  • Sling Bag offers convenience, portability

    Dec 20, 2007

    Finding a way for Soldiers to accomplish their missions more easily is what lies behind the design of many products created by the Individual Equipment Lab at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here.

  • New PT uniform jackets make light shine

    Nov 23, 2007

    Latest PT uniform jackets, with enhanced reflective material. Prototype jackets for the Improved Physical Fitness Uniform with new reflective technologies will be evaluated at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Lewis, Wash., between November 2007 and March 2008.

  • New web-based system helps get repair parts faster

    Oct 12, 2007

    An innovative Army repair team here and a DOD combat support agency are working together to get repair parts faster so maintenance experts can keep weapons in top condition for Soldiers.

  • New equipment training helps Coast Guard cut costs

    Aug 31, 2007

    The Coast Guard has found that new equipment training they received from TACOM LCMC Rock Island not only makes them weapon repair experts - - it helps them save money too.

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

    Special Operations Command Korea and Special Warfare Command of the Republic of Korea army Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force training conference.