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  • Fort Bragg, the place for summer fun

    May 27, 2010

    Children at Fort Bragg can find all the activities they need right on post. Those who enjoy camp, can choose from a more all-around experience at the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA and Child and Youth School Services' Camp Geronimo. If there is a specific sport or activity a child would like to try, SKIESUnlimited's specialty camps may fit the bill.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier honors veteran, friend at Bataan Memorial Death March

    May 27, 2010

    An 18th Fires Brigade Soldier joined 5,700 civilian and military runners and marchers as they crossed the scorching desert at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 21, in the 21st Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Fort Bragg conducts exercise to prepare for crisis

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On May 19, staff at Joel, Robinson and Clark health clinics were surrounded by wounded and panicked individuals requiring assistance and medical aid.

  • 2010 Sea To Shining Sea

    May 27, 2010

    The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. Riders will participate at different stages across the country, but a corps group of wounded warriors and veterans will ride the entire 4,000 miles.

  • Tom Wilson sends message of support

    May 27, 2010

    Actor and Comedia Tom Wilson has sent an open letter of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Army Reserve Fallen Soldiers Remembered

    May 26, 2010

    Memorial day service for Army Reserve Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

  • Tracers

    May 26, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Soldiers with 558th Military Police Company fire .50-caliber machine gun rounds at the base of a training target to indicate to nearby helicopters where to fire their rockets during partnered aerial-ground integration training between U.S. and Iraqi forces May 21, 2010, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The 558th is part of 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, 1/82 AAB, USD-C)

  • A Kiowa sunset

    May 26, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with Task Force Saber, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, flies past the setting sun outside Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May 21, 2010. The helicopter participated in partnered fire aerial-ground integration training between 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Iraqi Army Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, 1/82 AAB, USD-C)

  • West Point Class of 2010 celebrates landmark accomplishments

    May 22, 2010

    Just over a thousand hats took flight May 22 marking the graduation of the West Point Class of 2010 and the transformation of cadets into commissioned second lieutenants. After the hats were tossed and with diplomas in hand, the officers exchanged hugs, handshakes and back slaps among colleagues, Family and friends at Michie Stadium.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps holds Dragon motorcycle run

    May 21, 2010

    More than 200 people turned out for the XVIII Airborne Corps' motorcycle run Saturday. The purpose of the mentorship ride was to teach servicemembers about motorcycle safety and techniques. The ride was in line with the Department of the Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program, established to improve motorcycle safety for riders.

  • Fort Bragg brings back Fishing 101 to teach basics, improve skills

    May 21, 2010

    By popular demand, Fort Bragg's Fishing 101 class is returning for another year. Whether you're looking to learn the basics or brushing up on your skills, the Bragg Bass Busters, in conjunction with the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center, invite you to attend their educational fishing class, held at Lower McKellar's Lake on Fort Bragg Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fort Bragg health clinic cuts ribbon on new addition

    May 21, 2010

    The Robinson Health Clinic at Fort Bragg now has nearly 77,000 square feet. The clinic has modernized space to meet the needs of servicemembers and Family members of the 82nd Airborne Division. The project cost more than $13 million and nearly doubled the size of the lab services and optometry areas and quadrupled the physical therapy space.

  • Golden Knights help mark Signal Corps Anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from 7th Signal Command (Theater) and Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • Soldiers parachute for Signal Corps anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord investigates demobilization concerns

    May 19, 2010

    An inquiry launched Monday by Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, is investigating complaints from Oregon National Guard Soldiers that different standards of treatment exist between reserve-component and active-component Soldiers during the demobilization process at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Foot Soldier: Happy feet in the field

    May 19, 2010

    LabTV: Soldiers are on their feet all day. Footwear engineer Mike Holthe uses his training in biomechanics to create & test boots at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass.

  • Actor foregoes career to serve country

    May 18, 2010

    Many people were in disbelief of what they were watching on 9/11 and asked themselves "why'" For then-actor Capt. Scott Eberlein, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the question wasn't "why'" It was "how can I help'"

  • Snow leaves 20th CBRNE

    May 18, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow relinquished command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a colorful May 7 ceremony on McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Armed Forces Day celebrates servicemembers

    May 13, 2010

    Fort Bragg is home to paratroopers, Soldiers and Green Berets. At neighboring Pope Air Force Base, the Airmen there help keep the airborne in the "Home of the Airborne." A few hours away, the Marines at Camp Lejune, N.C., serve with honor, accomplishing the nation's military missions. America's military members work together each day to keep the U.S. safe and free. Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day to celebrating the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to experience military life

    May 13, 2010

    For two days, Francine Sablan got a glimpse of what her husband experiences as a Soldier by participating in Military Spouse Day Conference 2010, coordinated by Army Community Service.

  • Ordnance celebrates ribbon cutting, hall of fame inductees

    May 13, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 13, 2010) -- It was a busy week for the Ordnance Corps. Ordnance leaders and Soldiers gathered for the 2010 Ordnance Corps 198th Anniversary Week May 4-7 at the new home of the Ordnance. This marks the first time the event was held at Fort Lee. Activities included professional development, tours of the Ordnance Campus and a ribbon cutting of the first completed barracks.

  • Despite strain, Army remains best in past 40 years

    May 13, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (May 12, 2010) - Nearly a decade of combat has taken its toll on the nation's Soldiers, but despite the strain, the Army remains more effective today than at any time in 40 years. That was the core of the message the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, delivered in his keynote speech to the Society of American Military Engineers' 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 5.

  • We've moved!

    May 13, 2010

    www.benning.army.mil is the MCoE and Fort Benning's new online home. Remember to add this new address to your favorites.

  • Day 3 photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2010

    These are just a few of the images from the final day of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition. Please visit www.fortbenningphotos.com/Competitions/Best-Ranger-Competition/, to see many more. Congratulations to MSG Eric Ross and MSG Eric Turk, Special Operations Command, the winners of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Day 1 Photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 8, 2010

    Check out the action from day one of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • President of Afghanistan visits Afghan and Coalition Forces on BAF

    May 8, 2010

    The President of Afghanistan Hamid Zarzai visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 8. Karzai also met with wounded Afghan National Army and U.S. servicemembers during the visit. The visit coincides with a trip to Washington D.C. next week to meet with his counterpart, U.S. President Barak Obama among other to discuss the current and future plans for Afghanistan.

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition kicks off

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" More than 40 two-man Ranger teams from around the Army began the 27th annual Best Ranger Competition here today. While most competitors are focused on the win, one team has another goal in mind: to finish. At 49 and 42-years-old, COL Chris Argo and LTC Thomas Foster of team eight said they want to finish in the top tier and cross this event off their Aca,!A"bucket list.Aca,!A?

  • FORSCOM launches Web-based tool to support Army Force Generation

    May 5, 2010

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, along with numerous requirements worldwide, the Army's largest command recently launched a Web-based tool to enhance the synchronization of Soldiers, equipment and resources with the requirements of combatant commanders.

  • Talon-Strike and Omni Fusion explore interoperability between US and UK Command and Control Systems

    May 4, 2010

    The Talon-Strike and Omni Fusion exercise will begin at Fort Bliss, Texas on April 26. The Army's annual event, now in its fifth year, is designed to evaluate Command and Control at the division level, in a coalition environment. The Talon strike exercise will take place in a simulated, modern-day environment and Omni Fusion will address predicted capabilities in the future.

  • Interservice pistol championships slated for June

    May 3, 2010

    The best pistol shooters the Department of Defense has to offer are set to converge on Fort Benning this summer for the 51st Annual Interservice Pistol Championships, scheduled for June 11-18. Training and competitions are open to individuals and teams of the Armed Services of the United States, Reserve Components, and military academies and commissioning program.

  • Training on the road: Jumpmasters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Apr 30, 2010

    A team of instructors from Fort Benning, Ga. traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to provide onsite training and certification for new jumpmasters. Such onsite training saves the Army millions of dollars annually, by taking training where the Soldiers are.

  • Camaraderie wins in 2010 Fort Bragg spring post track meet

    Apr 30, 2010

    Fort Bragg's Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation held its annual Spring Intramural Track and Field Meet April 19 through 26 at Hedrick Stadium. Among the different running events, the meet also included shot put, discus, javelin, and the long jump.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    Apr 30, 2010

    Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny wait as their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter warms up in Shindad, Afghanistan March 24, 2010 for a flight which will carry them to their area of operation in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Gen. Casey visits Fort Bragg, meets with paratroopers

    Apr 30, 2010

    While visiting Fort Bragg, United States Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., spoke with leaders of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and conducted a small reenlistment ceremony on April 21.

  • Fort Bragg goes 'green' with hybrid shuttle buses

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg has seven new hybrid-electric shuttle buses that are helping members of the Fort Bragg community get around the installation a little easier.

  • Fort Bragg wins environmental award

    Apr 30, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, is familiar with the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

  • Task Force Destiny in Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan

    Apr 30, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopters take off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64 Apache Helicopter

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off from Qual-I-Nah, Afghanistan April 23, 2010 after Destiny visited the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team here. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Sling load course students learn to inspect, rig vehicles, supplies for helicopter transport

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 29, 2010) -- Picture this: Four tons of wavering, hulking machinery hovering just inches above your head; 50 mph winds being thrust toward you in continual streams; and giant, menacing propellers producing deafening thuds that slice right through you. It's an image most of us can't fathom. But it's a reality that military members and Civilians enrolled in the sling load course must confront. Twenty-two Soldiers, Airmen and Marines came face-to-face with that expectation during the final day of the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course that ended April 16 at McLaney Drop Zone here.

  • Nearly 2,000 explore FORSCOM job opportunities at Fort Bragg

    Apr 30, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" Information Exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • CBRNE Command selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2010

    Two 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Soldiers proved to be "best of the best" and were selected the CBRNE Command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Three Mountain Warriors receive Silver Stars for valorous actions

    Apr 30, 2010

    Three Task Force Mountain Warrior Soldiers were awarded the Silve Star for valor by Gen. George W. Casey, the Army Cheif of Staff, today, in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

  • Task Force Destiny visits coalition partners

    Apr 29, 2010

    QUAL-I-NAH, Afghanistan - Col. William Gayler, Task Force Destiny commander, speaks to Lt. Col. Jesus Gonzales Lasos, Spanish engineer and life support area commander, April 23, 2010 during his visit to TF Ready areas of operation.

  • Task Force Destiny visits coalition partners

    Apr 29, 2010

    QUAL-I-NAH, Afghanistan - Col. William Gayler, commander of Task Force Destiny gave Col. Miguel Martin Barnardi, commander of the Spanish provincial reconstruction team, a TF Destiny combat excellence coin April 23, 2010 as he visits TF Ready areas of operation.

  • Families say "Farewell" to Soldiers of 101st CAB

    Apr 28, 2010

    As Family Members say 'farewell' to their Soldier, it is important for them to stay positive and informed. It will allow for the Soldier to stay focused on their mission, rather than worrying about their family back home so they can return home safely a year from now. Even though you may feel alone, there are people who are trained, willing and available to help you through any difficulties you may face through this deployment.

  • Task Force Rock Soldiers Prepare for Medical Outreach

    Apr 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 2nd Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt., Task Force Rock help prepare for a village medical outreach in the Noorgal district of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • 402nd AFSB welcomes new leader in rare change of command in Iraq

    Apr 26, 2010

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade conducted a rare Iraq change of command ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation East Recreation Center here April 21 as the "Power Team" welcomed its new leader. Col. Brian R. Haebig relinquished command to Col. Lawrence W. Fuller, who is arriving from the Pentagon where he was the chief, Contingency Operations Division, deputy chief of staff, Army G-4/Logistics. Haebig's next assignment will be chief of logistics for I Corp at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Signal Corps community's recent progress good, gaps in support to operational force still exist

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 23, 2010) - Progress was made during the last year, but more is needed from the Signal Corps community to fill gaps in its support of the operational force, said the commander of the U.S. Army's largest Command Thursday in Atlanta. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the message to the audience of more than 250 people gathered for the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association's sixth annual Tactical C4 Conference. Campbell reminded the audience that he had addressed them at their conference last year and among the topics covered were his recommendations on how to close those gaps.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • Be observant, take action, continue to save lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga., (April 22, 2010) - Compared to a year ago, suicides within U.S. Army Forces Command are down by four percent; that's the good news. Unfortunately, even a single suicide is still one too many. That's why it's important for the Army community to continue to be accountable to and for the Soldier(s) in our lives. "Suicide is not someone else's problem," said Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM commander. "It's our problem ... (to prevent someone) from seeking a permanent and tragic solution to a temporary problem." Whether as a leader or battle buddy, husband or wife, son or daughter, or simply the neighbor next door to a Soldier, it's important to be observant and to be ready to take action to save a life.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Fort Bragg youth kick off spring sports season

    Apr 23, 2010

    An audience of more than 300 Family members, friends and fans joined various softball, baseball and soccer teams to kick off the 2010 Spring Youth Sports competitive season in a ceremony at Fort Bragg's NCO Academy Field. The season-opening event marked the beginning of youth teams with names like the Tarheels, Jumping Unicorns, Tornados, Hot Wheels, Green Beans, Sluggers, Lazers, and D.C. United.

  • Fort Bragg remembers holocaust survivors

    Apr 23, 2010

    "The Holocaust: Days of Remembrance" was presented by the XVIII Airborne Corps, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Womack Army Medical Center and the U.S. Special Operations Command in an 11:30 a.m. ceremony in Weaver Auditorium. Gizella Abramson served as guest speaker. Abramson was 11 years old and she recalled the barbarity of seeing people die for no other reason than being Jewish.

  • Special operations stresses motorcycle safety

    Apr 23, 2010

    The new U.S. Army Special Operations Command policy covering motorcycle safety is out, and anyone that falls under USASOC needs to know it. Whether you ride a motorcycle, are considering it, or if you are the supervisor of a rider, the new policy applies to you.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get a taste of Army life

    Apr 23, 2010

    1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment hosted the unit's first Spouses Spur Ride April 9. The event was a way for the unit's spouses to get to know one another before the squadron deploys this summer. During the daylong spur ride, the spouses tackled an obstacle course, participated in a two-mile march, fired an M-249 squad automatic weapon and took a test about Army knowledge.

  • Military spouses at Fort Bragg learn to control mind, body

    Apr 23, 2010

    To help military spouses cope with some of the stress brought on by everyday life, the Army Center for Enhanced Performance is offering Mind-Body classes to teach spouses techniques to balance stress and recovery. These classes are part of Fort Bragg's effort to support its Soldiers, Families and Army civilians with programs that meet their needs, further enabling them to maintain resiliency.

  • Fort Bragg offers green lodging

    Apr 23, 2010

    At Airborne Inn, guests who do not want to change their linen daily can opt to have it changed weekly simply by hanging towels back on the rack instead of placing them on the floor for retrieval by the cleaning crew. The initiative is just one of many taken by participants in Fort Bragg's Green Lodging Program. Fort Bragg is committed to integrate sustainability into daily operations in order to ensure future installations capabilities.

  • Fort Bragg Families of fallen Soldiers enjoy weekend at Victory Junction Camp

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Families from Fort Bragg were able to leave their grief, anger and despair behind at Timkin Tunnel and enter into a 'slice of heaven on earth' at Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C. during a weekend of fun April 16 through 18.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier's instincts, training saves lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    While on leave, a Soldier and his cousin were out one evening and on their way home they noticed a house that had caught fire. The Soldier and his cousin were able to enter the house, and get three people out to safety.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge awarded to Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2010

    After two weeks of training and another week of qualification, the Expert Field Medical Badge was awarded to 39 Soldiers during a graduation ceremony at Fort Bragg, April 15.

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Leonard announced as next commanding general of SDDC

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard will be assigned as commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at a date soon to be determined.

  • Army ethos can help business succeed

    Apr 20, 2010

    When the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader speaks, people listen. Such was the case when Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake spoke at the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill.

  • Staging a Rendezvous with Destiny

    Apr 20, 2010

    Task Force Destiny, out of Fort Campbell, Ky., officially began their next "Rendezvous with Destiny" when they assumed control of aviation operations from TF Pegasus during a transfer of authority ceremony here, April 15.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • MPs enhance skills of border patrol police in Anbar

    Apr 16, 2010

    Nine border policemen from 1st Brigade of the 2nd Region, Department of Border Enforcement, learned preventive medicine and field medicine, how to conduct field interviews, and how to better search personnel and vehicles from Soldiers of 585th Military Police Company, an Ohio National Guard unit attached to 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade).

  • Connelly recipients get chef training

    Apr 15, 2010

    Food service personnel from across the Army received hands-on professional development training from the culinary staff at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev., during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program and Conference.

  • Holistic fitness, a family affair

    Apr 14, 2010

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family.

  • 'Daddy's girl' visits 1/82 AAB NCO while in Iraq

    Apr 14, 2010

    Sgt. Siobhan Eastman headed to Camp Liberty April 8, where she linked up with Shakir, a liaison officer for 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. Eastman, the supply sergeant for Company B, 37th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, 18th Airborne Division in Joint Air Base Balad, received a supply mission to Camp Liberty. While there, she made good on a tradition the two of them have maintained for years: father-daughter date night.

  • Army's #2 civilian leader visits Fort McPherson

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal got a firsthand look at the four main headquarters here that facilitate force generation, sourcing, training, command and control of the majority of Active and Reserve component Soldiers Army-wide today. Visiting U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT) and First Army, the Army's second highest ranking civilian leader received in-depth briefings about current operations, said Lt. Col. Richard K. Bond, one of FORSCOM's action officers for Under Secretary's Westphal's visit.

  • Four stars and two parents make for a special

    Apr 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Moore's mother and step-father didn't get a chance to see him enlist in the Army two years ago. However, they more than made up for it when they watched him re-enlist April 10, in an unlikely place, in eastern Afghanistan's Paktya province.

  • FORSCOM Civilian employees answer the transfer call

    Apr 9, 2010

    In mid-2005, word came with the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters would relocate to Fort Bragg, N.C. Nearly five years later, more than 650 U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters Army civilian employees received formal Transfer of Function notices March 1 that their jobs were relocating between 2010 and 2011.

  • Fort Huachuca: Good fit for boxing

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.--Why is Fort Huachuca a good fit for All-Army Boxing' That's probably a question on a lot of people's minds these days, since the All-Army Boxing Team candidates arrived on post.

  • Paratroopers share care packages with borderland farmers

    Apr 7, 2010

    Spc. Erik Casarez of 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), provides his buddies on isolated COP's the basic necessities from home.

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • Sunrise Easter Service at Forward Operating Base Lightning

    Apr 4, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians gather around the flagpole at the crack of dawn on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktya province, to celebrate Easter in a non-denominational service, April 4.

  • Country singer entertains at Camp Ramadi

    Apr 2, 2010

    Whitney Duncan, an up-and-coming country music singer, performed for U.S. Army troops stationed at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, March 23. Her show provided stress relief in the wake of the U.S. and Iraqi focus on the March 7 Iraqi national elections.

  • Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    Apr 2, 2010

    The training for 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, at the Joint Readiness Training Center has become the first "production model" for the advise-and-assist brigade concept, and the practical application of that training in a deployed environment partnered with Iraqi security forces.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers, Families celebrate Easter early

    Apr 1, 2010

    Paratroopers enjoyed a sunny afternoon with their Families during an Easter egg hunt at Pope Air Force Base, March 20. The purpose of the event was to build cohesiveness between the Families of the paratroopers of 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and provided the children with an opportunity to spend time with their parents while having fun.

  • Fort Bragg children 'deploy' for day to Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2010

    On Saturday, children dressed in camouflage lined up in the troop readiness center to take passport pictures before "deploying" to Afghanistan. No, the Army isn't recruiting children; the little recruits prepared to go on a fun-filled journey to explore the country where their military parent is currently deployed. Families United hosted Camp Desert Kids at the Corregidor Courts/Bougainville Neighborhood Center on Fort Bragg with the help of volunteers from Company B, 327th Field Artillery Regiment.

  • Fort Bragg riders get 'back to basics'

    Apr 1, 2010

    On March 17, the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion hosted a Panther Steel Stampede Run for the Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team since many Soldiers will be taking out their bikes for the first time since the brigade's return from Iraq in November. The 82nd thought this would be a good chance to get back to the basics of riding.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • "What Right Looks Like" an aerial view

    Apr 1, 2010

    Aerial photo of new FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters at Ft. Bragg, NC.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg gets new command sergeant major

    Apr 1, 2010

  • Olympic boxing aspirations begin at Fort Huachuca

    Mar 31, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Who would have thought that joining the Army has the potential to get you into the Olympic games' That's the ultimate goal of the 32 boxers attending the All-Army Boxing training sessions at Fort Huachuca's Barnes Field House. These Soldiers were selected to be a part of the All-Army Boxing Championship, to be held April 9, with the goal of furthering their boxing careers.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major bids farewell to Fort Bragg

    Mar 31, 2010

  • Honorary Commander's Association tours military installations

    Mar 31, 2010

    Photos from the 911th Airlift Wing Honorary Commander's Association's tour of Patrick Air Force Base and Fort Lauderdale, including demonstrations by pararescuemen with the 308th Rescue Squadron.

  • Issue Management System: The AFAP process 'digitized'

    Mar 30, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, GA., (March 29, 2010)-U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Well-Being officials were recently Beta testers for a new software application that is expected to standardize the way quality-of-life issues are submitted Army-wide for review through the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) process. During FORSCOM's 2010 AFAP conference March 24-26; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Project Liaison Michelle Reilly and Defense Web Technologies Project Manager Michele Ruditis facilitated Beta testing of the AFAP Issue Management System (IMS) for FORSCOM Well-Being staff and conference attendees. The AFAP IMS will allow for review, submission, escalation and tracking of issues throughout the issue-resolution process, according to Ruditis.

  • Roadside bomb hunters find subtle shift in Iraqi culture

    Mar 30, 2010

    Sometimes, as 2nd Lt. Andrew Berreth discovered during a recent visit to an Iraqi police checkpoint, it's the subtle shifts, the casual comments, what fringe has grown from the new fabric of Iraqi life that let on where they are as a people and a nation. Just as cattails growing along a water's margin best describe a relative tranquility - the germination of a new way can be both subtle and dramatic.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • Pres. Obama visits Bagram Airfield

    Mar 29, 2010

    The President of the United States Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield, March 28. Obama thanked the troops for their service and dedication to the United States. Earlier in the evening the Commander-in-Chief flew to Kabul to meet with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

  • FORSCOM Family 'sound off' during Census 2010

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 29, 2010)-It's that time again in the United States, the time when we count the nation's population. Known as the Census, this once-per-decade effort begins April 1, but many people have already started receiving the forms in the mail. U.S. Department of Commerce officials said accurate census reporting among Soldiers and their Families is important. In fact, they emphasize that it's just as important to the military population as it is for their civilian counterparts. The Census results determine the distribution of about $400 billion per year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This money is what funds community services nationwide, services that also benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • The votes are in, AFAP delegates have spoken

    Mar 26, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga., (March 26, 2010) - Votes were cast and the top five quality-of-life issues were announced today as the annual, week-long U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded at the Crown Plaza Hotel-Atlanta Airport. Planned and facilitated by Well-Being Division personnel from FORSCOM G-1, 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide assembled here this week to review 72 quality-of-life issues identified during last year's installation-level AFAP conferences. First the delegates were assigned to five workgroups, and then the 72 issues were organized into five categories - Benefits and Entitlements; Child, Youth and School Services; Family Support/Civilian Issues; Force Support; and Medical and Dental.

  • Process Improvement Specialists earn LSS Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 26, 2010

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