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  • Project improves flow of water, jobs, memories in Iraqi village

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Driving from one end of Bidawa village in Kirkuk province to the other used to be a challenge, but thanks to the addition of two new road culverts the trip is much easier.

  • First Team throws fest for Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - All the rain last month not only helped postpone the 1st Cavalry Division's original Fall Fest date, but it also dumped much-needed water on the parade field that would be have hundreds of children pitter pattering all over it Oct. 30.

  • First Cav. families provide supplies to Iraqi students

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Families of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered a variety of school supplies ranging from notebooks to markers. With assistance from Iraqi Soldiers of the 46th Iraqi Army Brigade, these supplies were delivered to the Jadeeda Primary School near Hawijah in the Kirkuk province of Iraq, Oct. 28.

  • Long Knives bring treats

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Bringing in the Halloween festivities a day early, troops from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 'Thunder Horse' hosted their 2nd Annual Trick or Trunk Event at their Fort Hood motor pool Oct. 30.

  • Armor shields Soldier from sniper's fire

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The Combat Action Badge was awarded to one 1st Cavalry Division Soldier for actions during what started out as a simple mission but ended up turning into a near-fatal incident one early October afternoon in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Iraqi transportation unit test skills during Truck Rodeo

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- As the U.S. Army continues to build its partnership with the Iraqi Army, the two militaries share more than just training and knowledge, they also share tradition.

  • Iraqi Police build trust through community involvement

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-As Iraqi police continue to improve security in Kirkuk city, Iraq, they are delivering humanitarian aid to not only assist families in need but to also improve their relationship with the local community.

  • Black Dragons support local school

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As Staff. Sgt. Shane Witcher spent the morning greeting kids arriving at school, and making sure the students were safe as they were being dropped off by bus or their parents, there seemed to be an air of excitement.

  • Art as an escape: Soldiers find creative outlets during deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    The stresses of a long deployment can wear on Soldiers. While there are a variety of activities, here on Camp Liberty, some Soldiers prefer to focus their down time in a more personal way.

  • Searching for caches and criminals

    Nov 3, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Its 3:00 a.m. as American and Iraqi Soldiers rush to their trucks, trading the comforts of Joint Security Station Sheik Amir for the rugged farmland of al-Raood, a village north of Baghdad.

  • Iraqi, U.S. EOD technicians work together to destroy tons of old munitions

    Nov 2, 2009

    Handling live grenades, directing your team's movement, prepping blast caps, and wiring up a detonator, all while standing a few feet from one ton of unexploded ordinance and 300 pounds of plastic explosive.

  • U.S. Military expanding opportunities for Erbil businesses

    Nov 2, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Approximately 70 businessmen from around Erbil, Iraq, took part in a conference there to learn how to become contractors for the United States Military Monday.

  • General thanks troops, Families for sacrifices

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division honored six wounded Soldiers and 31 volunteers during the division's monthly Purple Heart and Volunteer of the Month recognition ceremony, Oct. 27 at the Phantom Warrior Club.

  • Iraqi lawyers, judges see how police investigators solve crimes

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Using high-tech microscopes to inspect bullets fired from a suspect's weapon, or testing an old soda can for fingerprints are just the beginning of what a modern police lab can do to solve cases.

  • Fort Hood captain receives commendation from British military

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Capt. Brent Harrington was presented a Joint Commander's Commendation from the British Army at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Oct. 28 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • The long way home

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Long Knives support 'Scout-O-Rama'

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers, assigned to A Company, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade, Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" donated their Saturday and a military vehicle in support of Killeen's 'Scout-O-Rama' at the Killeen Special Events Center Oct. 17.

  • U.S. NCOs develop their Iraqi counterparts

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD-A dedication to leading and training Soldiers sets a non-commissioned officer apart from all other ranks of military service, but in order to lead, a good NCO knows you must first learn to follow.

  • Air Cav heavy-lift unit

    Oct 28, 2009

  • U.S., IA take part in historic air assault

    Oct 28, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - After hours of swift and rigorous searching in a small village, here, north of Baghdad, Iraqi and American Soldiers hustled to a small field to meet helicopters from the Iraqi Air Force and 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

  • Head Hunters continue CAV tradition with spur ride

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the old days, a cavalry trooper was given an inexperienced horse with no tail as a way to show his own inexperience.

  • Freedom Walk: Long Knives continue adopt-a-school program

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - More than 1,100 students, teachers, administrators and Soldiers traveled approximately 1,500 miles during the Reeces Creek Elementary School Annual Freedom Walk here recently.

  • 'Greywolf' Families train-up on reintegration

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Although a reunion is a happy time, it can also bring considerable stress - stress Families and service members may not expect.

  • NCOs showing Soldiers how to succeed

    Oct 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Between pre-combat inspections, carrying out missions, instructing classes, assisting officers and performing specialized jobs, the responsibilities of a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army seem endless. But of all their duties, one of the most important is setting a positive example for other Soldiers.

  • Improving security and building connections

    Oct 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As U.S. Forces continue to step back from their once prominent role in the city of Kirkuk, Iraqi policemen within the city are reaching out to their neighbors to ensure the people of Kirkuk know that security forces will always be there to help.

  • Air. Cav spearheads joint air assault demonstration

    Oct 27, 2009

  • 1st ACB assists in joint air assault

    Oct 27, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -The realization of a fully independent Iraqi Army came one step nearer with a joint air assault between U.S. and IA Soldiers here, Oct. 26.

  • Warrior Academy gives IA options

    Oct 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The training and advisory role that the U.S. military has undertaken with Iraqi Security Forces is paying off on the streets of Baghdad.

  • Celebration marks Iraqi girls' summer school finale

    Oct 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The future of Iraq was on display at the al-Huda Girls School in Tarmiyah, here, as young girls sang, acted and displayed artwork to celebrate the end of a summer program made possible with help from the U.S. Army and U.S. Department of State.

  • Soldier connects Iraqi and U.S. schoolchildren

    Oct 27, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Seeing a disparity in the quantity and quality of school supplies in many Iraqi primary schools, one U.S. Soldier decided to do something about it.

  • U.S. military police unit trains IA police unit for first time

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The training of Iraqi Police has been one of the most important missions for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since the unit deployed to Kirkuk province. Currently, the Iraqi Police share responsibility for security in many parts of the province with the 12th Iraqi Army Division, who has organic military police assigned to its ranks.

  • Iraqi Police get some "familiar" training

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Ensuring the Iraqi Police are capable of protecting the Iraqi people requires constant training and part of that training involves reinforcing the basics on the use of their weapons.

  • Checking the pulse of Kirkuk Medical College

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "An opportunity to pursue a university education is important for a modern economy," said Lt. Col. Hugh McNeely, the deputy commanding officer for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. "And another one is access to qualified doctors and quality medical care."

  • ISF mechanics learning how to keep vehicles fit to fight

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WA RRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - In any organization that relies on vehicles to perform its duties, maintaining those vehicles is of the utmost importance.

  • Military Working Dogs get a new "leash" on life

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Since Iraqi Security Forces have taken the lead, they have primarily called upon U.S. forces for support in the form of air support and military working dogs. Expanding on the ISF capabilities, U.S. forces recently provided training to Kirkuk's Emergency Services Unit on caring for military working dogs Oct. 20.

  • Hispanic Heritage: Long Knives celebrate culture, diversity

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" began their Hispanic Heritage Observance with a short prayer from the brigade's chaplain, Chap. (Capt.) Walter Marshall, and a President Barrack Obama-Proclamation by 2nd Lt. Anthony McFairlane-Gonzalez inside the Brigade's Operation Iraqi Freedom Dining Facility Oct 15.

  • The illusionist of Baghdad

    Oct 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD -The practiced art of misdirection, sleight of hand and nimble fingers may conjure up visions of carnival side shows-or politicians, depending on your level of cynicism.

  • Blending in: U.S. marksman teaches IA snipers to camouflage

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Dressed in a newly-made ghillie suit, the Iraqi sniper could have been half-man, half-plant; even his Dragunov sniper rifle was covered in frayed burlap to mask its outline.

  • Tricks of the trade: Federal Police learn hands-on techniques

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Stressing the basics

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Air Cav, IAF fly joint mission over Baghdad

    Oct 22, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Through a growing foundation of trust, friendship and detailed planning, two separate armed forces have taken their abilities to higher levels.

  • Cav Soldiers help open new school in Tarmiyah

    Oct 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Children are the future of any country and Iraq is no exception.

  • Junior Hero Program builds trust between ISF, Iraqi children

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "I like to see them in my village, they make me feel safe," said Huda Akhmed Hussan, 13, a sixth-grader in the Arab Koy village in Kirkuk province, Iraq, about Iraqi Army soldiers.

  • Cav Soldiers meet with Tarmiyah council, provide security

    Oct 21, 2009

  • FP perfect room clearing actions

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Clearing a room is a vital skill to have in urban combat. The chaos that can erupt in a small, enclosed space can be deadly. Being able to effectively apply this tactic to real world situations can mean the difference between life and death.

  • Baghdad brothers train Iraqis

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - At first glance, they don't look like brothers. Staff Sgt. Avery Washington is stoic, even-tempered and wears glasses. Sgt. Steven Barner is the youngest and has a smooth southern drawl while Staff Sgt. Joseph Willett is loud, friendly and has a hearty laugh.

  • Refresher training aids Iraqis to take lead

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After a ten-day re-familiarization academy, 16 Iraqi Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd IA Brigade, 11th IA Division, graduated at Joint Security Station Shield, Oct. 20, here.

  • First class of IA Strike Soldiers graduates

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Sixty-nine Iraqi Army Soldiers stood at attention on the parade field at al-Muthana Air Base, here, Oct. 19, during a graduation ceremony for the first class of the Karkh Area Command Strike Team.

  • First Team's Horse Cavalry Det. competes nationally

    Oct 21, 2009

    FORT ROBINSON, Neb. - The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment troopers perform in well over 150 public venues a year across the country.

  • Quartermasters keep it clean

    Oct 20, 2009

  • Fitness videos find niche with Soldiers

    Oct 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - There's quite a variety of ways to engage in fitness activities on Camp Liberty. Besides Army physical training, running, weightlifting and aerobic training, Soldiers can choose from a wide variety of activities to supplement their workouts.

  • Cav medics rush to aid local man

    Oct 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In between the long, daily tasks associated with patrolling the dangerous areas north of Baghdad, U.S. troops of have added another way to accomplish their mission of protecting the people of Iraq by saving lives along the Baghdad-Mosul highway.

  • Patrol deters indirect fire

    Oct 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The streets were quiet in central Baghdad, just east of the Tigris River. No rockets or mortars were fired into the International Zone or any other forward operating bases around the area, Oct. 18.

  • Cav Soldiers prepare equipment for shipment home

    Oct 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The sound of heavy steel treads clanking and the rumble of powerful diesel engines fill the air at the Four Corners staging area at Camp Taji.

  • Cav mechanics keep missions rolling

    Oct 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Missions run by Soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division wouldn't happen without the support of the mechanics behind the scenes.

  • Joint aviators train IA air assaults

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Organizational day for 1st Air Cav

    Oct 19, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - As horseshoes and volleyballs flew through the air, the scent of fresh charcoal from a raging barbecue filtered around those who took part in the festivities.

  • Building progress north of Baghdad

    Oct 19, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - The shift of U.S. forces out of Iraqi cities has created a new set of tasks for troops in the Iraqi countryside.

  • Lion Academy trains IP first responders

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - American Army medics assisted Iraqi policemen from five stations of the al-Zahour Iraqi Police District to employ newly-learned first responder techniques during a post-bomb explosion exercise, Oct. 15.

  • Ready to Rumble

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers got down and dirty with their Iraqi partners from the when they introduced hand-to-hand combative training at Joint Security Station Istiqlal, in northeast Baghdad.

  • Deployed family members reunite on Camp Liberty

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Life in the Army is often marked by deployments that can separate families for lengthy periods of time. But that doesn't mean families who are on the Army team can't see each other downrange.

  • Situational training tests IA capabilities

    Oct 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Strengthening the skills and core competencies of the Iraqi Security Forces is a vital mission for U.S. Soldiers, here.

  • Iraqi crime scene investigators receive top-notch training

    Oct 16, 2009

    Anyone who's watched a crime-scene investigation TV show can tell you how important fingerprints are in finding the bad guys.

  • Operation Proper Exit visits 1st ACB

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Less is More: Long Knives combine two engineer companies

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With their newly created company guidon waiving back and forth on a windy and rainy afternoon, the approximately 200 Combat Engineers stood at a modified position of attention during the Company C, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" activation ceremony, held behind the company headquarters on Fort Hood Oct. 7.

  • Teaching IA first responders

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The two Iraqi Soldiers struggle and sweat as they attempt to lift their fallen comrade suffering from an exposed abdominal wound.

  • Brighter day ahead as Twin Schools open

    Oct 14, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - On Oct. 12, a ceremony celebrated the grand opening of two schools nestled in a small village north of Baghdad, culminating two years of hard work.

  • Reviving an industry: farmers prepare for micro-dairy

    Oct 13, 2009

    Walking through a market in Kirkuk city, Iraq, shoppers will notice something unusual while perusing the dairy section. Milk, cheese, yogurt and the various other dairy products all have a common feature: virtually none of them were made in Iraq.

  • Iraqi Army develops explosive skills

    Oct 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - A block demolition charge, or C4, comes in a 1.25 pound pack with pressure-sensitive adhesive tape on the surface. The charge can be cut to fit irregularly-shaped targets when necessary.

  • Police Skills Right on Target

    Oct 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MCHENRY, Iraq - Using a weapon is typically the last thing a police officer wants to do, but skill with a firearm is critical in the unfortunate event that its use is required.

  • Strengthen bonds, build friendships

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 13, 2009

  • The Mechanic's Corner: Always confirm vehicle's drive status

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Driving a vehicle in four-wheel drive when it should have been in two-wheel drive is not the best of circumstances.

  • Bridging the gap

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Tiger Academy teaches Iraqi soldiers medical procedures

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Maverick Soldiers take ambulance evacuation training class

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Every Soldier is an infantryman, no matter their military occupational specialty. In the event of a casualty, every Soldier must also be a medic.

  • ACB soccer teams prepare for tournament

    Oct 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The ball flies through the air as two players from opposing sides jump to head it, both falling hard onto the dirt surface in a crumbled heap

  • Knock, talk mission with IA

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Thunderous welcome

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Ironhorse promotions

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Unexpected company

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Maintaining SoI security north of Baghdad

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As the Sons of Iraq continue to carry out their job of helping maintain security, visits from their American and Iraqi partners provide assistance and support to make sure the SoI have the resources to keep the peace.

  • Mechanic's Corner: Checking the half shafts

    Oct 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Part of quality preventative maintenance is looking for anything loose that shouldn't be and making the adjustment.

  • Half a million mark for 1st ACB fuelers

    Oct 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Keeping the AH-64D Apache attack helicopters in the air 24 hours a day requires non-stop supplies of fuel at an unrelenting pace.

  • New school brightens future for girls in Erbil

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Dozens of young girls from the Bnaslawa district of Erbil, Iraq, gathered to celebrate the opening of a new all-female school in their neighborhood, Sept. 29.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

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

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

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

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

    Oct 7, 2009

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

  • Blackhawk Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Cpl. Adam Seiffert, a gunner of 1st Platoon, Blackhawk Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, received the Purple Heart medal Oct. 2, an award given to U.S. troops who have been injured or killed in combat.

  • Small school gets big addition

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- More than 300 primary school-age students attend the small school in the village of Sayyidnajm in Kirkuk province, Iraq, and as many as 100 of them were crowded in the rear of classrooms because of a lack of space.

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

    Oct 7, 2009

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

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

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

  • MiTT, IA patrol north Taji

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Armament crews keep Apaches ready for fight

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - When it comes to today's current fight, the AH-64D Apache helicopter's technology allows it to have sharp eyes on the ground and capable of unleashing deadly accurate fire from its weapons systems.

  • Obstacle Course no match for 'Long Knife' Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Approximately 90 Soldiers from the Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had to put on their thinking caps Sept. 25 as they tried to successfully negotiate obstacles at the Leader's Reaction Course on Fort Hood.

  • 1st ACB Soldiers help by giving shirt off their back

    Oct 6, 2009

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Before Lt. Col. Charles Dalcourt and the rest of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to Iraq, he wanted to revive the relationship between their Adopt-A-School and his unit.

  • John Rudesheim named 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band member

    Oct 6, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas - A high-achieving Killeen High School senior chosen to play percussion in an All-American marching band recalled the days when drums were just the cool instrument to play.

  • Time for yearly flu shots

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Dragon Soldiers re-enlist en masse

    Oct 6, 2009

  • 1st ACB medics focused on crucial training

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the midst of battle, with wounded and injured Soldiers in need of crucial medical help, aviation medevac teams will always be there to save lives.