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  • 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.

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    May 13, 2010 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, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Iraqis train to assault by air

    Apr 24, 2010

    As the drawdown of U.S. forces continues, the training of Iraqi Security Forces counterparts to assume the primary security responsibility remains paramount to both sides, and U.S. Soldiers throughout Iraq are training Iraqi troops to provide stability and secure the country.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Workshop focuses minds on ASC missions

    Apr 22, 2010

    Property book officers and Army Field Support Brigade staff personnel from worldwide locations brought their combined skills to bear at the third annual Army Sustainment Command Property Branch and G-4 (Logistics) Workshop held April 13-16 at the Bettendorf, Iowa, Holiday Inn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Airborne School graduates first class of T-11 jumpers

    Mar 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Airborne School students jumped with the T-11 parachute for the first time March 16. Three hundred sixty-one students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment exited the aircraft at Fort Benning.

  • FORSCOM AFAP delegates seek to enhance Army community's quality of life

    Mar 25, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 25, 2010)-Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) official Lynn McCullum kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, here, Wednesday morning as the keynote speaker during the opening session. McCullum, FMWRC director of family programs, sought to inspire conference delegates to continue doing good work, such as with their promotion of Army Family programs and also in their participation during the week-long conference. "Ordinary people like us...can accomplish awesome and extraordinary things," she said. "That is really what you're here about today-and during the next couple of days-is that you will accomplish extraordinary things."

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • FORSCOM AFAP conference delegates arrive for duty

    Mar 24, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 24, 2010) - Human Resources officials of the Army's largest command welcomed 56 delegates from Army installations nationwide to Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command Army Family Action Plan Conference. The delegates represent the voices of installation-level Army communities as they prioritize FORSCOM's top 10 quality-of-life issues that will be forwarded for resolution through the ongoing Department of the Army national AFAP process.

  • Time to eat

    Mar 23, 2010

  • Potential paratroopers tackle Tower Week

    Mar 18, 2010

    With one week of Airborne instruction behind them, students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, moved on to training week two, better known as Tower Week.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Fort Benning paratroopers make first jump using T-11

    Mar 17, 2010

    Airborne School students on Fort Benning, Ga., completed the first jump March 16 using the Army's new T-11 parachute, which is replacing the decades old T-10.

  • Army leader tastes what's cookin' at Natick

    Mar 16, 2010

    Soldiers are eating better with help from new technologies. That was the message Army scientists delivered to the Army's civilian leader during a visit to research and development facilities here March 15.

  • FORSCOM accelerates preparation for annual program to help Army families

    Mar 16, 2010

    Well-Being officials at U.S. Army Forces Command G-1 are now accelerating their preparation for the command's 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference scheduled for March 23-26, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.


    Mar 12, 2010

    Troy E. "Gil" Gilleland Jr. retired March 12, 2010, after more than 38 years of dedicated federal service that ranged from enlisted Soldier to non-commissioned officer to Army officer to Department of the Army civilian to a member of the Senior Executive Service. As a Soldier he went from E-1 to E-6 and from O-1 to 0-6. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had served as the deputy chief of staff G-1 since June 2005.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • New parachute integrated at Airborne School

    Mar 11, 2010

    The students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, exited the 34-foot training tower twice as many times as normal, March 3, on Fort Benning, Ga. The change is one of several resulting from the integration of the new T-11 parachute.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • 101st CAB prepares for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony March 2 in advance of its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan this month.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • DLIFLC's Afghan Languages Portal opens

    Feb 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The language institute here has created a Web site that provides self-instruction materials for learning useful words and phrases in two languages that are widely spoken in Afghanistan. The institute is best known for its resident training in foreign languages for all branches of the U.S. military services. Currently 23 languages are taught at its Presidio of Monterey campus.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Marriage Retreat for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2010

    Brigade Chaplain (Maj.) Shawn McCammon invited couples of the brigade to participate in this event, providing them with food, childcare, a room at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and a chance to relax and rebuild life's most important bonds.

  • 101st CAB honors members of the regiment

    Feb 23, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division paid tribute to its history by appointing new honorary members of the regiment during a ceremony at Fort Campbell Feb. 19, 2010.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • 101st hosts high school field trip

    Feb 22, 2010

    Clarksville Academy and Northwest High School students visited 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 5 to learn more about the history of Army Aviation, weapon systems, and the modern helicopters used today.

  • 101st CAB prove valor at Firebase Ripcord

    Feb 18, 2010

    In July 1970, the 101st Aviation Group, currently the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award in Thua Thein Province, Vietnam, for their success in extracting personnel and materiel from Fire Support Base Ripcord.

  • War hero, Ranger honored with memorial service

    Feb 18, 2010

    Current and former Army Rangers gathered Wednesday at the Ranger Memorial on Fort Benning to commemorate Medal of Honor recipient COL(R) Robert L. Howard.

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Commentary: Leadership means more than being a nice guy

    Feb 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - It is a lot easier to define leadership than it is to put your finger on the attributes of a good leader. There are as many ways to look at the question as there are ways to lead effectively. A common thread is often taking care of Soldiers. Looking out for your subordinates' well being is certainly an important consideration, but it always has to be tempered by the knowledge that accomplishing the mission might put those subordinates at grave risk.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • FORSCOM recognizes 69th ADA culinary team for excellence in food service competition

    Feb 3, 2010

    At Fort Hood, a post packed with tankers, cavalry troops and infantry grunts, even cooks have their place. As the sole providers of hot chow while units train in the field and labor in combat zones, food service specialists uphold a vital mission that helps set the foundation for success on the battlefield. Quite literally, they fuel the Army. A team of hard-charging food service Soldiers from Fort Hood's own 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is certainly no exception to excellence when it comes to serving food. From March to November 2009, the team changed its pace a bit and dished up some stiff competition in the 42nd annual, Army-wide Phillip A. Connelly Competition for Excellence in Food Service. Gen. Charles Campbell, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, recognized the seven-man team of Soldiers Tuesday at III Corps' headquarters building for taking top honors at the FORSCOM level in June 2009 and finishing as the runner-up team for the Department of the Army just four months later.

  • Army Family Action Plan on target for 2010

    Feb 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2010) - In early January, 96 Department of the Army delegates from across the nation selected 16 of 82 pending quality-of-life issues to resolve through the Army Family Action Plan Process. The AFAP process is the principal Army program Army leaders use to enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and their Family members. The delegates who attended the DA-level conference represented the entire Army Family - Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, leaders, Family members, retirees and DA civilians.

  • New group of wounded vets returns to Iraq

    Jan 31, 2010

    Six wounded warriors stepped off a C-130 Hercules in Baghdad, Jan. 31, and took their first steps in Iraq after being severely wounded the last time they were here. It was the fourth time wounded servicemembers returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Mentors aid in optimizing wounded warrior experience

    Jan 24, 2010

    Operation Proper Exit made its third successful trip to Iraq and back and is gearing up to return a fourth time with a new group of injured veterans, along with one Soldier who participated in the most recent trip, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. The program began in Iraq in the summer of 2009, sponsored by the Troops First Foundation based in Laurel, Md., and is designed to bring injured combat veterans back to the places they were wounded in an effort to help them gain emotional closure brought on from their injuries. One important part of the program is the military mentor, said Richard Kell, Troops First Foundation executive director. He added that the military mentor is the most significant structural change to the program since its inception.

  • Executive order intended to expedite hiring process gives spouses a quicker path to employment

    Jan 13, 2010

    Tahee Lowery, spouse of Staff Sgt. Robert Lowery, is the first spouse hired at Fort Polk under Executive Order 13473, Spouse Preference Authority, a new rule that allows some spouses to be hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.