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  • New net armor proves its worth

    Sep 21, 2010

    When 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry began using new mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, they also made the switch from bar cage armor to net armor.

  • Task Force Iron Rakkasan supports parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Iron Rakkasan assisted the Afghan government and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Ghazni province Sept. 18 to provide safe and legitimate polling.

  • RPA provides Soldiers bird's eye view of battlefield

    Sep 20, 2010

    Today's battlefield is constantly changing, and keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces can be challenging to any commander.

  • Currahees sling load supplies across Paktika Province

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan - Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, use division assets to decrease the combat logistic patrols and deliver supplies to far-reaching outposts quickly and more efficiently.

  • TF Currahee Soldiers provide 3 hot meals a day

    Sep 20, 2010

    Food service specialists from Task Force Currahee feed the Soldiers serving at Forward Operating Base Tillman here and have proven that nothing will deny their passion for providing fellow Currahees with the satisfaction of three hot meals a day.

  • Soldier reenlists after being wounded in action

    Sep 20, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers. U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength Sept. 16.

  • Rakkasan DDOC makes deployment possible

    Sep 20, 2010

    Without the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center at Bagram Airfield, members located at the various combat outposts and forward operating bases would never receive their mission essential equipment. In addition, servicemembers would not be able to get transportation for leave.

  • Task Force Panther welcomed to Nangarhar

    Sep 15, 2010

    Task Force Bastogne in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province welcomed 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther to their area of operations Sept. 14.

  • Training and maintaining; putting the comm. in combat

    Sep 9, 2010

    Signal Soldiers of the Company C, 101st Airborne Division here are in charge of ensuring communication equipment is up and running at all times. Secure Internet Protocol Router, Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange are crucial computer networks to the mission in Afghanistan, and the work of four Soldiers within the company keeps these communication lifelines flowing.

  • Warfighters, civilians come together on agriculture

    Sep 9, 2010

    Nearly than 50 civilian and military officials gathered to share "best practices" and coordinate their efforts to boost eastern Afghanistan's agri-business sector at Forward Operating Base Fenty Sept. 6.

  • Task Force Red Knight Soldiers join fight against cancer

    Sep 9, 2010

    One team, one fight. It's a phrase commonly heard throughout the ranks of Soldiers across the Army. The phrase "one team, one fight" recently took on new meaning for a group of Soldiers in Task Force Red Knight.

  • Task Force Iron Soldiers relocate to Ghazni Province; kill insurgents, recover weapons

    Sep 9, 2010

    For the past several months, Task Force Iron Soldiers have worked tirelessly throughout Paktika Province, conducting numerous combat patrols, clearing miles of roadway and building relationships with local village leaders and elders to pave the way ahead.

  • Revamped councils to represent Afghan villages

    Sep 9, 2010

    International Security Assistance Forces in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province are helping streamline the way Afghans connect with their government.

  • Teamwork defends post from insurgency

    Sep 9, 2010

    The primitive hilltop base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province overlooks broad valley floors, yet exists in the shadows of larger mountains and the hostility of insurgents who would tear it down.

  • Preventive medicine keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Sep 9, 2010

    The unforgiving terrain of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Konar and Laghman provinces in eastern Afghanistan hosts hoards of insects and wildlife that create quite a hairy situation when it comes to cohabitating with troops; however, the Soldiers of the preventive medicine section of Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Bastogne, see "combat" with these creatures on a daily basis.

  • Task Forces discuss provincial security before elections

    Sep 9, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces discuss the security of upcoming elections in the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar and Laghman provinces with members of Regional Command East at Forward Operation Base Fenty Aug. 30.

  • Coalition forces return to a village hit by suicide bomb

    Sep 9, 2010

    Task Force No Slack provides security during a visit to Lar Sholtan village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province Aug. 21. Two months previously, a female suicide bomber killed two Soldiers with the unit and seriously wounded two other Soldiers, three Afghan police officers and at least five children in the village. This marked the first visit to the community by International Security Assistance Forces since the attack.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Brown brings experience, perspective to Afghanistan

    Sep 9, 2010

    Having served with the 101st Airborne Division in two wars in a career spanning more than four decades, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Brown brings a unique perspective to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

  • TF Iron Soldiers join Macedonian Ranger's birthday celebration

    Sep 9, 2010

    Macedonian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Sharana recently celebrated their 18th birthday, and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan were there to join them for the event.

  • Coalition forces return to village hit by suicide bomb

    Sep 1, 2010

    Task Force No Slack examined the medical supplies available to the clinic at Lar Sholtan village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province. The unit made arrangements to provide the clinic with its spare medical supplies. Two months previously, a female suicide bomber killed two Soldiers with the unit and seriously wounded two other Soldiers, three Afghan police officers and at least five children in the village. This marked the first visit to the community by International Security Assistance Forces since the attack.

  • TF Iron Soldiers join Macedonian Ranger's birthday celebration

    Sep 1, 2010

    Macedonian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Sharana recently celebrated their 18th birthday, and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan were there to join them for the event.

  • Task Force Red Knight captures 3, locates weapons cache

    Sep 1, 2010

    The combination of weapons, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and enemy insurgents spell danger for any coalition forces facing them. Fortunately, a highly-skilled group of Soldiers here make it their mission to locate, capture or destroy insurgents and their weapons before they can be used against friendly forces.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers of 6th Section, 3rd Platoon, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls fired 30 rounds and were credited with about 10 enemies killed in action in support of operations conducted by TF Iron Grey in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province Aug. 10.

  • Soldier serves country, pays debt to U.S.

    Sep 1, 2010

    With the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for several years now, it's hard for some Soldiers to focus on the reasons to stay in the army. Soldiers are sacrificing time with their families to fight wars that not all Americans agree with.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier

    Aug 28, 2010

    Service members from across the country all have different reasons for joining the military, education being a reason for many. With the economy's current state , the cost of higher education is something that is a struggle for many to afford. Such was the case with Pfc. Thomas Mayhood, Delta Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft armament, electronic and avionics systems repairer, who did just that; chose to serve his country in order to set his family up for the ultimate of successes.

  • Iron Rakkasans clear insurgent staging areas, known weapons cache sites

    Aug 25, 2010

    In an effort to cripple insurgent activities in the area, Soldiers from Scout Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, recently searched known weapons cache sites and suspected insurgent safe houses and staging areas in the Mata Khan District of Paktika Province.

  • ISAF commander visits FOB Salerno

    Aug 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division received a visit from the International Assistance Force commander, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, at Forward Operating Base Salerno Aug. 19.

  • Iron Rakkasans provide security for peace jirga

    Aug 25, 2010

    More than 600 Afghan elders, government officials and concerned locals gathered at Forward Operating Base Kahyr Khot Castle in the Zarghun Shar District for a peace jirga 18 Aug.

  • Task Force No Slack fights off attack

    Aug 25, 2010

    Task Force No Slack moves during an Aug. 18 attack against troops visiting the village of Spinkay in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. One U.S. Army Soldier was wounded during the insurgent attack, which included the use of mortars, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades against International Security Assistance and Afghan National Security Forces. (Photos by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

  • Troops build goodwill with Afghans by steps

    Aug 25, 2010

    It does not take long for the kids to show up. When Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces set foot in a community in eastern Afghanistan, they become objects of fascination to question, shake hands with and watch.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 25, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers. Some of the most common injuries are easy to recognize such as broken bones, bullet and shrapnel wounds. But there is another common injury, mild traumatic brain injury, which is much more difficult to spot, but still potentially life-threatening.

  • Team of Soldiers drop supplies from the skies

    Aug 25, 2010

    With the constant threat of improvised explosive devices and insurgent attacks, as well as few usable roads and treacherous mountain passes, getting necessary supplies to troops at some of Afghanistan's most remote posts and bases can prove both challenging and deadly.

  • Biometrics: Giving Afghans an identity

    Aug 25, 2010

  • Rakkasan Soldier recovers 'unrecoverable' vehicle

    Aug 14, 2010

    Mountainous terrain, narrow passes, loose gravel and winding roads spell certain danger for U.S. and coalition forces here who must navigate them with a variety of vehicles and equipment.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 14, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers.

  • ANSF, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Soldiers conduct Operation Shamshir in Ghazni Province

    Aug 14, 2010

    Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted a joint air-assault operation with members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Afghan National Army soldiers in support of Operation Shamshir in eastern Ghazni Province Aug. 6-9.

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

    Aug 11, 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.

  • Maintenance platoon keeps wheels turning on battlefield

    Aug 11, 2010

    When most people think of Soldiers they think men with guns rushing headlong into danger, while rarely giving thought to those behind the scenes who keep the weapons firing and the vehicles rolling.

  • 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.

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