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  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

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

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

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

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

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

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, June 9-15

    Jun 15, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

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

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

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

  • Army Birthday 2008 events at Fort Campbell

    Jun 9, 2008

    Press release for Fort Campbell 2008 Army Birthday Week events.

  • Fort Campbell 2008 Army Birthday celebration

    Jun 9, 2008

    Photos from Fort Campbell Kentucky's week-long 2008 Army Birthday celebration..

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

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

  • Medal of Honor: Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    May 23, 2008

    This feature presentation pays tribute to the life, service and legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross A. McGinnis.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

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

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

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

  • Rakkasans run for the cure

    Apr 21, 2008

    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq Aca,!" Rakkasans at Camp Striker ran a 5-kilometer race that kicked off simultaneously with a Ride for the Cure bicycle race in Clarksville, Tenn., April 19. The idea to do a run for the cure of breast cancer in Iraq came from Capt. Troy KingAca,!a,,cs wife, a breast cancer survivor.

  • Maderiyah Community Center opens

    Apr 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq Aca,!" An old stable in Maderiyah found a new purpose April 17, when the once-dilapidated structure opened as a fully renovated and furnished community center.

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

    Apr 12, 2008

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

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

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

  • Royal treatment: Miss Alabama shares values, patriotic spirit

    Apr 4, 2008

    During her visit to Fort Rucker March 25-26 Miss Alabama Jamie Langley called on community youngsters to make good decisions, especially when dealing with peer pressure. Langley also addressed the audience at Fort Rucker's Women of the Year ceremony commemorating Women's History Month.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

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

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

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

  • Academy students sustain local charity

    Mar 20, 2008

    Fort Rucker Noncommissioned Officer Academy students donated $1,000 to the Dothan, Ala., House of Ruth.

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

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

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

    Mar 17, 2008

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

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

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

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

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

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

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

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

    Mar 11, 2008

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

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

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

  • 101st Bastogne Soldiers search for weapons cache

    Feb 28, 2008

    Air Assault Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division search for a weapons cache in a deep circular crevice in Salah ad Din Province January 2008.

  • A local Iraqi informant takes the 101st to cache

    Feb 28, 2008

    A local Iraqi informant took 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers to this exact location in a barren field, yielding these mortar rounds.

  • The 101st's Bastogne Brigade on patrol in Bayji, Iraq

    Feb 28, 2008

    A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier and Kentucky state native, Maj. Jason Tussey patrols in downtown Bayji, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

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

  • Fort Lee's 49th Quartermaster Group Supports Canadian Troops

    Feb 27, 2008

    The 49th Quartermaster GroupAca,!a,,cs motto, Aca,!A"Fueling the Force,Aca,!A? doesnAca,!a,,ct begin to describe all the combat service support it provided for the 36 and 37 Canadian Brigade Groups during field training exercises held at Fort Pickett the past two weeks. Aca,!A"What we extended to the Canadians was, Aca,!EoeAnything that you need, we will provide,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? said the 49th QM GroupAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. John P. Curran, during the exercise. Maybe that should be the unitAca,!a,,cs new motto. The 49th provided the full range of its sustainment capabilities to more than 400 members of the Canadian Army Reserve, the principal participant in the joint Granite Triangle, Southbound Trooper VIII and Maritime Raider field training exercises held at the Virginia National Guard installation. That included fuel support for ground vehicles and aircraft, transportation functions and a 500-personnel-capacity tent city built from the ground up for exercise participants. More than 700 Soldiers from the 49th QM Group took part in the training centered on a peacekeeping operations scenario. Curran said the training was invaluable.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

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

  • Fallen Warriors

    Feb 27, 2008

    Soldiers who have lost their lives in combat.

  • Fort Campbell Homepage

    Feb 27, 2008

    Keep updated on what's going on around Fort Campbell

  • Bastogne Cav Company "Rock" Solid

    Feb 27, 2008

    Story and photos of recent Operation with troops from 1st BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

  • Bastogne Spartans Clean Up Tikrit

    Feb 27, 2008

    story on first Special Troops Battalion to control significant battlespace in Iraq with photos of recent operation conducted by 1st STB, 1st BCT, 101st ABN. DIV. (AA)

  • A 101st Bastogne Soldier is on the watch

    Feb 26, 2008

    A 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier keeps an eye while on a desert patrol with assistance from a Kiowa Warrior aircraft outside of Samarra, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Iron Rakkasans recover more caches

    Feb 25, 2008

    Local citizens gave information to Iraqi Army and U.S. Soldiers that removed hazardous materials off the streets near Janabi Village and Qarghuli Feb. 22.

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

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

  • 101st's Bastogne Brigade finds weapons in Bayji, Iraq

    Feb 19, 2008

    A Bastogne Brigade, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) finds a weapon in Bayji, Iraq, Dec. 2007.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

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

  • Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

    Feb 19, 2008

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

  • 841st Maritime Movement Journal

    Feb 17, 2008

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

  • 1st Brigade News

    Feb 12, 2008

    1st Brigade's latest news and updates

  • Iraqi Army, Rakkasans organize veterinary visit in Yusufiyah

    Feb 12, 2008

    Rakkasans worked with Iraqi Army troops to conduct a veterinary operation in Yusufiyah Feb. 5. Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their IA counterparts arranged a veterinarian visit at a local sheik's house.

  • Valentine's Day finds Soldiers investing in more than flowers

    Feb 12, 2008

    Being away doesnAca,!a,,ct mean Soldiers canAca,!a,,ct stay close to loved ones at home. With ValentineAca,!a,,cs Day around the corner, Rakkasans at Patrol Base Yusifiyah are coming up with ways to show those at home how much they care.

  • Engineers ready for deployment with demolition training

    Feb 5, 2008

    Demolition training prepares engineers for deployment to Iraq.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

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

  • Fort Campbell Arrival

    Feb 3, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), greets Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at Ft. Campbell, K.Y., Feb. 1, 2008.

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

    Jan 18, 2008

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

  • Rakkasans uncover VBIED factory

    Jan 16, 2008

    A routine gathering with local leaders resulted in the discovery of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device factory near Hamid Shaban Jan. 13.

  • Coordinated medical engagement a success in Abu Farris

    Jan 14, 2008

    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Gloomy weather did not deter Iraqi doctors, Iraqi Army medics and Coalition Forces from holding a coordinated medical engagement in Abu Farris, Iraq, Jan. 12.

  • Troops celebrate Christmas with dinner, candlelight service

    Dec 29, 2007

  • Soldiers receive combat patches

    Dec 29, 2007

  • 4th Infantry Division Website

    Dec 21, 2007

  • Sling Bag offers convenience, portability

    Dec 20, 2007

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

  • General Schloesser

    Dec 3, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, Commander, 101st Airborne Division

  • New PT uniform jackets make light shine

    Nov 23, 2007

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

  • Afghanistan leaders meet with 4th BCT commanders in "Jirga"

    Nov 15, 2007

    4th BCT commanders meet with Afghanistan Learders in "Jirga"

  • Maj. Gen. William C. Lee

    Nov 7, 2007

    MG Lee

  • Fort Campbell receives delivery of first UH-60M

    Nov 7, 2007

    There is a new bird flying over Fort Campbell that is sure to have all eyes throughout the Army on 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. The new UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter arrived Oct. 25 to a crowd of eager Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment at Sabre Army Heliport after flying straight from the Sikorsky factory in Stratford, Conn.

  • Combined forces fight to secure Iraqi town

    Nov 7, 2007

    ItAca,!a,,cs a scene reminiscent of an old Spaghetti Western. The good guys, donning their white, 10-gallon hats, mosey down a dusty street, promising justice to the weak and punishment to the wicked, but instead of cowboy hats, the good wear helmets made of Kevlar and the bad, they still wear black.

  • Medical battalion improves care for wounded

    Nov 7, 2007

    Fort Campbell, Ky., October 22, 2007 nIn the summer of 2007, the Army Medical Action Plan was created to help develop solutions to improve processes and procedures for providing care to ill and injured Soldiers at Army and VA medical treatment facilities. In todayAca,!a,,cs Army, ill and injured Soldiers are more commonly known as a Warriors In Transition.

  • New center consolidates information

    Nov 7, 2007

    The opening of a new facility on Fort Campbell will act as a one-stop-shop for wounded Soldiers and family members. The Soldier Family Assistance Center enables wounded SoldiersAca,!a,,c transitioning back into Army or civilian life from Warrior Transition Units to receive essential information in one central location

  • Rendezvous With Destiny

    Nov 6, 2007

  • "Rendezvous With Destiny"

    Nov 6, 2007

  • 101st Soldiers Puts Initial Boots on Ground in Iraq

    Nov 6, 2007

    Recently, a group of Soldiers from Kentucky put their boots on the ground in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI.

  • Rakkasans Officially Take Reins From Commandos

    Nov 6, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs most-deployed brigade traded seats with the brigade with the highest percentage of multiple deployers at a ceremony on Camp Striker Nov. 2.

  • The Fort Campbell Courier

    Nov 6, 2007

    This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents for the Fort Campbell Courier are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 101st Airborne Division homepage

    Nov 6, 2007

    The Division is one the nation's Premier Power Project Platform and is the home to the only Air Assault Division in the world, the famed 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is formed of three brigades plus Division Artillery, Division Support Command, 101st Aviation Brigade, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Sustainment Brigade and several separate commands.

  • Rakkasans Assist Iraqis With Legal Claims

    Nov 6, 2007

    The nondescript building at the Radwaniyah Palace Complex Civil Military Operations Center appears unassuming, but the Government Information Center represents a beacon of hope for some Iraqis.

  • Rakkasans recover 800 gallons of nitric acid

    Nov 6, 2007

    Rakkasans, 101st Airborne Division

  • Army to expand Basic Combat Training to 10 weeks

    Oct 7, 2007

  • 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Escort Little Rock Nine on 50th Anniversary

    Sep 25, 2007

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escorted the "Little Rock Nine" to and from the stage in a 50th Anniversary Ceremony, in Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 24, 2007, during a dedication ceremony.

  • New equipment training helps Coast Guard cut costs

    Aug 31, 2007

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

  • OIF Veteran Returns Home to Help Army Recruiters

    Aug 28, 2007

    Spc. Workman, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom is taking part in the Special Recruiter Assistance Program (SRAP)

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

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


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