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  • 101st Soldiers use 'Clarksville flood experience' to save Afghan lives

    Aug 3, 2010

    Drawing on experience gained during the flood relief operations in Clarksville, Tenn., in early May, Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted local Afghan civilians when flash flooding hit Adah Village in eastern Afghanistan's Beshood District, Nangarhar province July 28.

  • Iron Rakkasans conduct successful resupply despite insurgent attacks

    Jul 30, 2010

    In an effort to better prepare incoming 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers, the Iron Rakkasans from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted July 23-25 the second largest resupply of vehicles and equipment since the unit has been in country.

  • 25 Task Force Iron Soldiers learn to ASIST Soldiers in need

    Jul 26, 2010

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - In the last two-years an alarming threat has become more and more prevalent through the ranks of the U.S. Army - suicide. According to military reports, the number of U.S. Army Soldiers who committed suicide in 2009 was a record-breaking 245. The first half of 2010 has exceeded that pace with 145 suicides in only six-months.

  • 101st on Facebook

    Jul 26, 2010

  • Task Force Bastogne asks CJCS tough questions

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, answers questions from Task Force Bastogne Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Fenty here July 25. More than 200 Soldiers attended the question-and-answer town hall meeting.

  • CJTF-101 Homepage

    Jul 26, 2010

  • Litter-bearer class trains Soldiers to help save lives

    Jul 24, 2010

    It's one of the worst-case scenarios on the battlefield. Some Soldiers have been seriously wounded and are losing blood. As each minute passes, their chances for survival lessen. When they arrive at the airfield at Forward Operating Base Salerno it is important to get them into the hands of medical professionals as soon as possible.

  • Combined forces conduct air assault, secure Chenar

    Jul 24, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), with support from their coalition partners, conducted an air assault July 19 to help secure the town of Chenar, located in the Marawara district.

  • Soldiers build outpost from ground up high above Afghan valley

    Jul 24, 2010

    The back of the Chinook opened and the small team of scouts, mortarmen and infantrymen exited over knee-high piles of Meals, Ready-to-Eat and bottled water into the darkness of Helicopter Landing Zone Hawk July 7.

  • "No Slack" Continues Clearing the Ghaki Valley

    Jul 24, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan National Security Force members cleared the village of Chenar from Taliban control during Operation Strong Eagle II, July 19.

  • Army Logistics University hosts historic uncasing ceremony

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Lee welcomed its first, fully operational training unit for Army transportation students Friday.

  • Fallen Soldier arrives at Fort Knox

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The remains of Spc. Nathaniel Garvin, of Radcliff, Ky., were met with honor at Fort Knox's Godman Army Airfield July 21. Garvin died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • CEER-T completes NVD reset for 172nd IBCT

    Jul 21, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHER, Germany - A Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team completed the reset of more than 2,000 night vision devices for the 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team last month. The CEER-T is a field-level operation under the command and control of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (formerly the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command).

  • Army exercise decentralizes network, commander

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise which concluded last week brought together engineers from the Army acquisition community, Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force and the Army's senior leaders who each experienced firsthand the Army's future tactical network at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Achieves VPP Star Status

    Jul 16, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 15, 2010) - Corpus Christi Army Depot earned Star Status for excellence in employee safety and health following an on-site visit and evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Voluntary Protection Program achievement culminates a five-year effort to improve safety conditions for the workforce at the depot.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, Pfc. Patrick Smith

    Jul 14, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • A class of their own: Iraqi Army conducts Air Assault training

    Jun 17, 2010

    The 10th Iraqi Army Division's commando battalion taught fellow Iraqi soldiers how to conduct air assault operations at Contingency Operating Station Garryowen, Iraq, June 9. The unit training was assisted by several U.S. units who provided oversight and helped with scheduling the partnership training done by the Iraqis

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Commentary: OPSEC-60 Years and Counting, Remembering the Korean Conflict

    Jun 9, 2010

    When we lower our guard and our OPSEC practices, we create and expose our vulnerabilities for our enemies to exploit. Protecting our country, our servicemen and women and their families begins with good OPSEC behaviors.

  • Task Force Destiny in Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade over Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28.

  • Task Force Destiny AH-64

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Apache

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64

    Jun 7, 2010

    Capt. Ryan Murphy and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jon Lauinger, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots fly over the different terrains of Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner surveys the ground during a flight in Afghanistan May 28, 2010.

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner surveys the ground during a flight in Afghanistan May 28.

  • Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    Jun 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Senft, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60, Blackhawk helicopter door gunner in Kandahar, Afghanistan May 28.

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • 101st CAB, TF Destiny Memorial Day Ceremony

    Jun 6, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny honored their fallen comrades during a ceremony on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Memorial Day. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Apache AH-64

    Jun 6, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter fires into the barrenness of the red desert, Afghanistan, to sustain accuracy skills. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Carlile Takes Command of Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Jun 4, 2010

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • JMTC Soldiers honor sacrifices of World War II

    Jun 4, 2010

    EPINAL, France - Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) journeyed to France to take part in a memorial ceremony May 30 to honor and remember those who gave their life during the second World War.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 3rd ACR "Longknife" squadron practices slingload at NTC

    May 30, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment pilots practice slingload operations at NTC

  • Task Force Destiny Duststorm

    May 28, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles "Chaz" Scroggins, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, Task Force Ready, Blackhawk pilot, battles the sandstorm blowing through Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan May 27, 2010. Scroggins is a native of North California. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 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.

  • NTC ideal for 4-3 ACR helicopter training

    May 27, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd ACR trains with helicopters at the U.S. National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter escorts a Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • A Window of Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation, Task Force Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter flies by the bubble window of a Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an escort from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • A Soldier of Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny, Combat Aviation

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Brothers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 25, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunners survey the ground on a flight

  • Task Force Destiny CH-47

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan while a Destiny AH-64 Apache helicopter escorts. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny CH-47 Door Gunner

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    May 25, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Destiny CH-47 Chinook Helicopter door gunner surveys the ground on a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iraqis end training with air assault exercise

    May 19, 2010

    Culminating three weeks of training with U.S. Special Forces and the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Iraqi Commandos and the 5th Iraqi Tactical Security Unit Battalion conducted a simulated air assault raid at Contingency Operating Base Adder April 22, 2010.

  • 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'"

  • Signing into history

    May 18, 2010

    Photo of Cadet Tyler Gordy adding his name to a board that lists all previous First Captain's, the top leadership position in the Corps of Cadets.

  • Medic earns nation's 2nd-highest honor for heroism

    May 17, 2010

    An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second highest decoration for valor.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Afghanistan

    May 14, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Shinkai, Afghanistan May 6-7.

  • Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 14, 2010

    Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny judge advocate waits to load a CH-47 Chinook helicpter in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan May 7, 2010. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 101st Facebook page

    May 13, 2010

  • 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.

  • Army Secretary calls on Hawaii

    May 11, 2010

    On the last leg of his visit to the Pacific area of operations, Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the MA,,A kua Military Reservation, 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks here May 6.

  • 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.

  • Army's top junior officers recognized with MacArthur award

    May 7, 2010

    Twenty-eight of the Army's most promising captains and warrant officers were lauded at the 23rd Annual General Douglas MacArthur Leadership awards ceremony at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny

    Apr 30, 2010

    A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter travels through the mountains of Afghanistan April 24, 2010. Task Force Destiny is serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Sustainers Test Vehicle Recovery Trailer

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky (April 29, 2010) -- Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, Ky., participated in an operational test of the Joint Recovery and Distribution System, or JRaDS, 40T Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle recovery and evacuation trailer last week.

  • 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.

  • WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion Chosen For Army's Service Dog Training Program

    Apr 29, 2010

    WINN's WTB Chosen as Pilot Site for Army Service Dog Training

  • 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.

  • Entire 101st to deploy to Afghanistan within year

    Apr 28, 2010

    Throughout 2010 and 2011, more than 20,000 Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan, the first time an entire Army division has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom within one year.

  • Stay flying on the Wings of Destiny

    Apr 28, 2010

    Soldiers deployed with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade whose contract expiration term of service falls within their time in theater, may now voluntarily extend their assignment to cover the length of the deployment for a monetary reward through the Deployment Extension Incentive Program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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