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  • U.S. Army Celebrates its 238th Birthday Chicago-style #ArmyBday

    Jun 20, 2013

    CHICAGO, Ill. -- General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of United States Army Forces Command was welcomed throughout Chicago on June 12 through 14 to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army. Allyn traveled to Chicago to celebrate the U.S. Army's 238th birthday and to speak on a Soldier for Life panel with Army senior leaders discussing Army transition assistance programs and the benefits for companies in hiring Soldiers and veterans.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG receives second star

    Jun 17, 2013

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • ASC celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., celebrated the Army's 238th birthday in a community-sponsored military salute gala.

  • Chicago Cubs honor U.S. Army Soldiers and veterans on eve of Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 14, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds game June 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Allyn is visiting the city to meet local veterans and community leaders while highlighting Army programs to support veterans as well as the Army's 238th birthday on June 14. Allyn's command, FORSCOM, is the Army's largest organization, providing training and readiness oversight for most conventional active-duty and reserve-component Army units based in the continental United States.

  • National Hockey League honors veterans, Army Birthday during Stanley Cup Finals

    Jun 13, 2013

    The National Hockey League recognized past and present U.S. military veterans during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, June 12 in Chiago's United Center. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, represented the U.S. Army, which celebrates its 238th birthday June 14.

  • Quad City Veteran Recalls D-Day Service With First Army

    Jun 13, 2013

    For the first time in 69 years, Emmett Keenan, returned to First Army, the command he served under during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France in 1944. During his visit, the Davenport, Iowa, veteran, shared memories of D-Day and his World War II service at the First Army Headquarters June 6.

  • 'They trusted us': Big Red One Soldiers volunteer to aid Okla. tornado victims

    Jun 6, 2013

    When everything was taken away, the small things mattered most. Whether they were photos, jewelry, military memorabilia, toys, a Christmas ornament or a holographic picture of The Last Supper, each discovery held more significance than the Soldiers first realized. Spc. Bryan Weist dug through rubble for tools, fine china, children's toys and cookbooks. Capt. Erik Anthes and 1st Lt. Mark Keel searched among debris for family photographs and electronics that reminded a mother of a son who didn't survive the massive tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • Ohio National Guard unit prepares for complex logistical tasks in Kuwait

    May 24, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Providing all the food, fuel, ammunition, and other supplies across an entire theater of operations is the complex training task the Springfield, Ohio-based 371st Sustainment Brigade has prepared to do here.

  • Chicago Columbus Day Parade Welcomes USAR Soldier, Capt. Jerry Giovannelli

    Oct 11, 2012

    60th Annual City of Chicago Columbus Day Parade (2012)

  • Military Talk explains the value of a veteran

    Oct 10, 2012

    Chicago Ideas Week kicked off its Ideas Festival Oct. 8, with a 'Military Talk' session at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. The Military Talk focus was taking the audience from the front lines to the home front, and then explaining a Soldier's readjustment to life after war.

  • RIA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 10, 2012

    Hispanics were recognized at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance in Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on Oct. 10, for their positive influences in their communities and to celebrate diversity as a nation.

  • "Fireside Chat" leads to better understanding between federal and industry leaders

    Oct 10, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army Transformation, Business Transformation and Army Equipment Modernization during Government Executive Leadership Briefing's "Fireside Chats", Oct. 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

  • Deadly choices

    Oct 9, 2012

    Bad decisions, not bad skills, kill more Soldiers on motorcycles than any other cause.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Oct 7, 2012

    More than 75 members of the Afghan Border Police executed the two-day clearance operation dubbed Southern Fist throughout the Shin Naray and Karr passes in the Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 29-30, 2012.

  • USFOR-A Senior Enlisted Tour the DFIP

    Oct 3, 2012

    Several senior enlisted advisors assigned to U.S. Forces Afghanistan toured the Detention Facility in Parwan September 27, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • ASC conducts suicide prevention 'stand down' with many events

    Oct 3, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command conducted a variety of events in its "stand down" day Sept. 27 with the ultimate goal of preventing suicide amongst the force.

  • Speaking Up For Safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. However, we cannot forget that safety must always be considered and integrated into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • Campground Complacency

    Oct 1, 2012

    The hot, humid days of summer are slowly giving way to the cool, breezy days of fall, signaling that football season is once again upon us. And if the seasonal changes aren't a dead giveaway, we can certainly tell something is in the air as sports fans proudly display their team's colors on their vehicles and houses. Not to be outdone, the long NASCAR season has worked fans into a frenzy, and we have only a handful of races to go. So what do football and racing have in common? Good times, for Pete's sake! And by good times, I'm talking about tailgating and camping with family and friends. Throw some meat on the heat, crack open a cold brew and relax. Oh yeah, this is living.

  • ASC officer receives prestigious LATINA award

    Sep 27, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command officer is a recipient of this year's LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., for contributions to her nation and community.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Quick: Which of these activities injured more Soldiers in 2011: weapons firing, parachuting or off-duty sports?

  • Senior Armed Forces NCO tours the DFIP

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured the Detention Facility in Parwan, July 2, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • RIA celebrates 150th anniversary with Quad Cities' residents

    Jul 11, 2012

    Despite a heat index rising to 110-plus degrees, Quad Cities residents came out and celebrated the 150th anniversary of Rock Island Arsenal. Activities officially kicked off at 10 a.m. with a parade that made its way down the island's main street, Rodman Avenue. Then, the U.S. Army's Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, descended upon RIA's Memorial Field, displaying their pinpoint landing skills.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

  • ASC honors 12 Army members

    Jun 29, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., bid farewell to 12 Army members during an afternoon award, retirement and retreat ceremony held June 28 on Constitution Square. The members -- nine Soldiers and three civilians --were honored for their service to the command, the Army, and the nation.

  • Safety before Glory

    Jun 28, 2012

    "Dakota" was announced over the Air Battle Net, indicating the flight of four CH-47s with dual shotgun HMMWVs on long lines had reached the release point and would starburst to four separate landing zones. After about one minute of flight, all aircraft lost communication with each other due to the limited line of sight and aged, failing equipment. In zero illumination, I was in the lead aircraft using my limited experience and flight training to find an LZ, which was located along the border of a non-allied country in a very austere environment. Once we delivered the load and our passengers, we exited the LZ en route to the start point. Our plan was to link up with the flight as we returned to the pickup zone for one more trip into the objective area. Just shy of the SP, I heard a broken radio transmission over the ABN: "The HMMWVs are in a pile, but we're OK."

  • The Hard, Right Decision

    Jun 28, 2012

    As the wind whipped by at 155 mph, I noticed two things. First, the Porsche I was racing had finally dropped off -- not even he was this crazy. Second, with the turbo kicked in full-bore to hold this speed, I could actually see the needle on my motorcycle's gas gauge dropping. I backed it down and took the next exit as the Porsche screamed past and the driver waved.

  • Stick to the Standards

    Jun 28, 2012

    Just like many Army aviators, I've lost friends to helicopter accidents. I'd like to share what happened in one of those accidents so others can learn the hard lessons and correct the way they do business and improve the safety of operations in their units.

  • Sergeant Major of Army visits Chicago

    Mar 26, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III arrived to Chicago, March 16, 2012, to engage with local business leaders and organizations in discussing the importance of hiring veterans.

  • ASC commanding general signs Army Family Covenant

    Feb 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, signed the Army Family Covenant on Feb. 15, just before the kickoff of the Rock Island Arsenal Health Fair, located at the RIA fitness center.

  • ASC Implements Lead Materiel Integrator

    Feb 15, 2012

    Today marks the beginning for the Lead Materiel Integrator, as Army Materiel Command assumes the LMI mission for the Army.

  • Chicago Car Show

    Feb 15, 2012

  • 12,000 Square Feet of Army Strong at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

  • Soldier of the Future on Display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Mobile Exhibit Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky, showcased the U.S. Army Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) vehicle at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle and Soldiers highlight what troops might look like in the year 2032.

  • Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) at the U.S. Army Exhibit During the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army highlights the The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) during the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

  • Army highlights best of past, present, future at Chicago Auto Show exhibit

    Feb 14, 2012

    Gen. George S. Patton's 1938 Cadillac staff car is on display at the Chicago Auto Show alongside the U.S. Army Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics vehicle and two hybrid concept vehicles.

  • Opening Day Activities at the Largest Auto Show in North America

    Feb 10, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Olson, Drill Sergeant Exhibitor Program (DSEP), Fort Knox, Kentucky, counts push-up repititions during opening day festivities at the Chicago Auto Show

  • Chicago Bears salute Veterans

    Nov 16, 2011

    The Chicago Bears hosted more than 100 service members for their home game against the Detroit Lions

  • History Channel and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Join Hands in National 'Call for Photos' Campaign

    Nov 8, 2011

    In a unique partnership, the History Channel and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund combined forces and embarked on a nationwide tour, in an attempt to match each name on The Wall in Washington, D.C. with a photo. The campaign wrapped up its nationwide tour recently in the windy city.

  • The most important thing: Family of BRO wounded warrior learns to celebrate the small successes

    Nov 8, 2011

    "Ma, I love you." Pfc. Matt Leyva's words came out in a breathy whisper barely audible above the sounds of the busy intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Across the room, Rene Sochia's eyes locked on her son and she wondered if she had really heard what she thought she heard.

  • No place like home: Dagger Brigade Soldiers continue return to Kansas

    Nov 8, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team continued their return to the Land of Oz this week with troops from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment; 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment; and the brigade's command team making an appearance at the Fort Riley Redeployment Center Nov. 7.

  • Strengthening the ranks: 1st Infantry Division welcomes two to command team

    Nov 7, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division command group grew by two Nov. 3 as the Big Red One officially welcomed Brigadier Felix Gedney and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles V. Sasser, Jr. to the Danger Team. "Today we welcome two great military families, one from across the Atlantic Ocean and one from just across the state line in Colorado," Maj. Gen. William Mayville, commanding general of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, said as he introduced Gedney and Sasser to the BRO family during a Victory Honors Ceremony in Victory Park on Fort Riley. "We are excited to have them both on board."

  • Veteran's Day 2011

    Nov 2, 2011

    Military service is among the most noble of all American traditions

  • In the Footsteps of a Hero: The Joseph Brennan Story

    Oct 31, 2011

    Joseph Brennan enlisted in the Army after his cousin, Sgt. Joshua Brennan was killed in action when his squad was ambushed on Oct. 25th, 2007 in the Korengal Valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. For his actions that day, fighting off the ambush and recovering the wounded Brennan from the clutches of Taliban fighters, then Spc. Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor. Ever since that tragic date, Joseph has followed in the footsteps of his cousin Joshua.

  • CCAD Returns Third OH-58D Armed Scout Helicopter to the Fight

    Oct 31, 2011

    Corpus Christi, TX -- A needed OH-58D Kiowa Warrior was returned to the fight when Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile handed the newly repaired KW's log books to 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade Commander, Col. John M. Morgan during a transfer ceremony held during the Luther Jones Professional Aviation Forum at the American Bank Center October 26, 2011. The KW is destined for the 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment,1st Combat Aviation Brigade out of Ft. Riley Kansas.

  • A Joyride Gone Bad

    Oct 31, 2011

    It was a cool fall night in the sandhills of Nebraska, and I was about halfway through my shift as a state trooper. Assigned to a remote duty station, I'd learned to work by myself. When something happened, many times I talked directly with the local sheriff's office, which was in the middle of my work area. I was patrolling near the city of Alliance when I received a radio call of an accident with injuries.

  • Courage in the face of fire

    Oct 31, 2011

    An Army Civil Affairs Reserve Soldier receives Army's Safety Guardian Award for his actions in saving a woman's life.

  • McQuistion takes reins of Army Sustainment Command

    Oct 28, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion became commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command during an Oct. 28 change of command ceremony on Memorial Field.

  • Fort Leavenworth Senior Leaders tour Fort Riley's First-Rate facility

    Oct 27, 2011

  • SDDC conducts Traffic Management Workshop

    Oct 26, 2011

    Approximately 220 military and civilian transportation managers and 120 commercial carrier representatives from around the world attended Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Traffic Management Workshop Oct. 17-20 at the Millennium Hotel, just a few blocks from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinal's baseball team.

  • Rotary Club learns about Arsenal history

    Oct 26, 2011

    Lisa Sullivan of the Army Sustainment Command Historian's Office speaks to members of the Geneseo, Ill., Rotary Club.

  • Fontaine leads Ruck March

    Oct 26, 2011

    Rock Island Arsenal officers, noncommissioned officers and Department of the Army civilians participated in a 6-mile Ruck March on Oct. 26.

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2011

    Every morning flight crews from the South Dakota and Montana Army National Guard, meticulously prepare their Black Hawk helicopters for a mission they hope they will never have to perform.

  • Streamlining Army mobilization process focus of committee visit

    Sep 19, 2011

    Ten general officers, representing the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, met at First Army Headquarters Sept. 12 to review regulations for reserve-component policies concerning mobilization and demobilization procedures.

  • 85th Reserve Support Command Supports Sept. 11th 10-Year Anniversary Events in Chicagoland

    Sep 13, 2011

    The 85th Army Reserve Support Command of Arlington Heights, Ill. celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 by supporting several Chicagoland events. U.S. Army photos by: Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor and Sgt. Carrie Castillo, 85th Support Command Public Affairs Office.

  • ASC color guard leads parade

    Sep 13, 2011

    An Army Sustainment Command color guard led the way Sept. 10 at the Andalusia, Ill., Fish Fry Parade.

  • Chase-bound Newman prepared for heavyweight battle

    Sep 13, 2011

    U.S. Army driver Ryan Newman is one of the combatants in what is shaping up to be a heavyweight bout as NASCAR's top-12 drivers are primed to battle it out in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • Army Sustainment Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 9, 2011

    Everyone has their own memory of what happened. Some choose to refer to it as "9/11". Others seem to distance themselves referring to it as "the event," "that day" or even just "it". When the time comes to publicly remember Sept. 11, 2001, recalling and retelling personal memories becomes a collective, almost therapeutic, way of dealing with the loss the United States has experienced in the last 10 years.

  • Growth Thru National Trauma

    Sep 9, 2011

    As America approaches the 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, First Army Headquarters paused to pay tribute to the 2,977 victims during a Patriot Day Prayer luncheon here today.

  • Army Sustainment Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 8, 2011

    Beginning at dawn's early light Sept. 8, Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilians paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the Service members lost in the ensuing war on terrorism.

  • Women honored at First Army's Women's Equality Day observance

    Aug 26, 2011

    "We've come a long way baby!" said Shirlene Appleby, Director of Rock Island Arsenal's Equal Employment Opportunity Office and guest speaker at First Army's Women's Equality Day Observance held here August 26.

  • U.S. Army Racing makes NHRA'S 'Top 20 Greatest Moment' List

    Aug 23, 2011

    Drag racing fans have now narrowed the NHRA's Greatest Moments from 60 to 20 and U.S. Army Racing holds two spots on the coveted list, which was announced Monday following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals here at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • Wounded Warrior's Perseverance Inspires Chicago Crowd

    Aug 19, 2011

    CHICAGO, Ill.- Melissa Stockwell, former Army Lieutenant, above-the-knee amputee and Iraq war veteran has been on quite a journey since her injury in 2004. She competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and was chosen to carry the U.S. flag into the Beijing National Stadium. She recently visited the Union League Club of Chicago to tell her story to American Legion Post 758.

  • Soldiers, HR specialists must understand importance of casualty docs

    Aug 18, 2011

    It is the responsibility of all Soldiers to update their casualty documents and to ensure their intent is annotated properly.

  • Make Today Count

    Aug 18, 2011

    This is a spiritual-type commentary, one of our weekly Chaplain's Corner articles, written by one of many chaplains who serve in and around the National Capital Region. It is suitable for all faiths and for anyone who has a family, blood relative or not.

  • ASC color guard appears at softball tourney

    Aug 17, 2011

    An ASC color guard appears during the opening ceremony for the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.

  • ASC hosts staffers, advisors

    Aug 17, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Headquarters hosted 15 congressional staffers and state officials during an Aug 12 visit to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Soldiers make MOST of training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 15, 2011

    More than 80 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 395th Ordnance Company received important training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 25-30 to learn the mission-specific skills they will need when they deploy to places like Afghanistan.

  • Dix parade marshal at Tugfest

    Aug 15, 2011

    Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command's chief of staff, served as the parade marshal for the 2011 Tugfest parade, Aug. 12.

  • Fort Riley aviators, infantrymen join forces for air assault training

    Aug 11, 2011

    A Chinook helicopter battalion conducted air assault training with an infantry unit at Fort Riley this week in preparation for the latter to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • United Nations Peace Operations and Law Symposium-Adjutant General Panel

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Adjutant General Panel at the United Nations Peace Operations and Law Symposium was held in downtown Chicago on July 8, 2011. The panel included: Major General William Enyart, The Adjutant General of Illinois; Brigadier General Donald Dunbar, The Adjutant General of Wisconsin; and Major General Andrew Turley, Air National Guard Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. The audience consisted of U.S. and foreign military legal personnel, law and political science professors, ambassadors, and legal representatives from several large non-government organizations. The symposium topic was ‘A Decade of Peace’ and various distinguished guests, both civilian and military, discussed the success and failures in peacekeeping and SSTR (stability, security, transition and reconstruction) operations that have influenced current operations, impacted emerging missions and fostered state-to-state partnerships.

  • ASC’s chief of staff visits military kids at camp

    Jul 8, 2011

    At the YMCA’s Camp Abe Lincoln, several dozen military family children bonded with their peers July 3-8. At the invitation of camp organizers, Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command's chief of staff, spoke with campers. He pointed out that kids whose parents deploy overseas, especially to combat areas, bear a part of the burden of military service. Dix stressed that families need a “battle buddy” to get them through the challenges of military life and encouraged the campers to help each other through difficult times.

  • Chicago Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 15, 2011

    Major General John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) visits the Chicago Pritzker Military Library for an interview and to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday on June 14, 2011. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the celebration.

  • Aurora, Illinois Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 15, 2011

    AURORA, Ill. - Sergeant First Class Stacy Muse, Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Station Aurora, along with Sergeant Jason Hardman and Sergeant David Lunebach celebrate the U.S. Army's 236th Birthday with Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and other city council members in City Hall.

  • Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division visits Chicago

    Jun 15, 2011

    Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, visited Chicago 13-15 June 2011 to celebrate the Army's 236th Birthday. During his visit he met with members of the World Presidents' Organization, National Strategy Forum, Pritzker Military Library, USO of Illinois, Boys & Girls Club, and 502 Club at the Union League Club. Maj. Gen. Campbell also threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on 14 June in honor of the Army's Birthday.

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • Perfume Palace closes for handover

    Jun 11, 2011

    The Perfume Palace, located on Camp Slayer, officially closed during a ceremony, June 1. The palace closure was a significant step in the closing of Camp Slayer.

  • Seat Belt Campaign SMART Posters

    Jun 9, 2011

  • USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in southwest Missouri, in Joplin and the surrounding communities, following the devastating tornado that struck there, May 22, 2011. They will be managing the construction of temporary public facilities like schools and fire houses.

  • Big Red One Celebrates 94 Years of Continuous Service

    Jun 8, 2011

    Achieving 94 years is generally considered a monumental victory within itself; add to that countless medals, honors and battle streamers and the achievement becomes that much greater. The 1st Infantry Division, the oldest division in the U.S. Army, celebrated its 94th birthday June 8 with a cake-cutting celebration at the division’s headquarters.

  • Army Sustainment Command Reserve Soldiers welcomed home

    Jun 8, 2011

    Ten Citizen-Soldiers from the Army Sustainment Command Army Reserve Element received awards during a welcome home ceremony held at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 4.

  • Top NCO marks Memorial Day

    Jun 8, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake delivered Memorial Day remarks at the Rock Island (Ill.) Rotary Club meeting held May 31 at the Quad City Botanical Center.

  • 75th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill Host 32nd Annual Diamond Brigade Run

    Jun 8, 2011

    The 32nd Annual Diamond Brigade Run was held June 4th 2011 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The run is a community relations and fundraising endeavor, partnered with Fort Sill Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.

  • Training for the Final Days of Operation New Dawn

    Jun 7, 2011

    Alpha Company, 377th Military Intelligence Battalion, spends 21 days training at Regional Training Center - Central at Fort McCoy, Wis., in preparation for a July deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Army earns high marks at small business symposium

    Jun 3, 2011

    More than 400 people attended the 2011 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held May 17-18 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. The symposium, coordinated by the Iowa-Illinois National Defense Industrial Association, brought together contractors with officials from Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal for two days of educational and networking opportunities.

  • A Monument of Reflection: KSU dedicates WWII Memorial

    Jun 2, 2011

    Sacrifice. Memory. Honor. More than 60 years have passed since the end of World War II, but these were the words on the forefront of every heart and mind of 1st Infantry Division Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers, Officers, their Family members and others in attendance at the Tags of Honor Memorial Dedication at Kansas State University May 30.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • Chicago Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

    Jun 1, 2011

    General Ray Odierno and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the 2011 Chicago Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 28.

  • Mobile MWR hits the app store

    May 31, 2011

    THE Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently developed and produced an iPhone application, bringing its resources to customers and employees on a mobile platform.

  • Maintaining tradition through a history of change

    May 30, 2011

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is one of the U.S. Army's oldest remaining units. Through its existence it has changed many times but has not forgotten its past.

  • Vote for your favorite movies showcasing U.S. Army in Europe

    May 26, 2011

    Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have lit up the silver screen for nearly a century portraying U.S. Soldiers in Europe. Now it's time to vote for your top five favorites at www.eur.army.mil.

  • Fort McCoy's Armed Forces Day Open House draws visitors from near, far

    May 26, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy’s 2011 Armed Forces Day Open House May 21 attracted visitors from near and far to view Army life. Many first-time visitors enjoyed viewing Army equipment and participating in or viewing many interactive displays, including the making of dog tags, camouflage face painting and the educational Holocaust exhibit “One Soul: When Humanity Fails.”

  • National Guard helps British Withdraw from Iraq

    May 25, 2011

    The 1244th Transportation Company from North Riverside, Ill., along with the 230th Sustainment Brigade's Personnel Security Detail, headquartered out of Chattanooga, Tenn., took a trip to Umm Qasr, Iraq, May 16, 2011, to transport the last remaining British soldiers and their equipment out of Iraq.

  • ASC's missions highlighted during Military Appreciation Week

    May 24, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command's missions and its Soldiers were highlighted during Military Appreciation Week that concluded May 22.

  • ASC participates in Rock Island Arsenal Armed Forces Day Open House

    May 24, 2011

    Armed Forces Day Open House at Rock Island Arsenal on May 22. A parade opened the festivities and visitors learned how the Arsenal works to support America's troops around the globe.

  • ASC participates in Military Appreciation Night

    May 24, 2011

    The Association of the United States Army hosted Military Appreciation Night at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game to honor and support Soldiers for their service on May 21.

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