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  • Black Hawk crews bring Iraq to a close

    Dec 16, 2010

    It was dark over Camp Taji, Iraq, by the time a pair of Army Black Hawk helicopters took off. It's better to fly that way, said one of the pilots. Even in Operation New Dawn, the Army's helicopters and their crews still face some danger from below. But while these aviators still welcome the cover of darkness, they now see a light at the end of a seven-year tunnel here. Every mission they fly brings their involvement in Iraq closer to an end.

  • Black Knights aspire to wear Ranger tabs

    Dec 15, 2010

    A West Point football player can earn Ranger tabs throughout the season by giving perfect effort among other criteria. A player who is awarded three tabs in a single season has earned a spot in the Ranger Club. Typically six to eight individuals earn this each season. The player with the most tabs for the season is awarded the "Black Lion" award in honor of Don Holleder.

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • 3/1 says goodbye through deployment ceremony

    Dec 13, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held a deployment ceremony Thursday, Dec. 9, to officially case their colors and say goodbye to Fort Knox, Ky, until they reuturn in 2012.

  • USAMU in 2010: A year like no other

    Dec 13, 2010

    For the "Home of Champions," setting an unprecedented standard of excellence is no easy task. Collectively, the Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit unwavering commitment to uphold its standard of excellence led to what may have been the unit's most successful year ever since the unit's inception in 1956 across all aspects of its wide-ranging mission. In 2010, USAMU trained more Soldiers, played a crucial role in leading innovative small arms research and development initiatives, and put the very best of Army Soldier skills on display to an unmatched degree as the unit's Soldiers won more world and national championships than ever before

  • US troops lend firepower to Iraqi Army

    Dec 13, 2010

    Army scout helicopters participated in an exercise near Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 6, designed to train Iraqi ground troops on the basics of coordinating attacks from an aircraft.

  • Soldier honors fallen brother in Iraq

    Dec 13, 2010

    Story about an Army Pfc. serving in Iraq flying a flag over Tikrit where his brother was killed in 2003.

  • ANSF, coalition leaders discuss Operation Hamkari

    Dec 12, 2010

    Afghan and coalition leaders discussed in Kandahar City Dec. 9 quantifiable results of the recent partnered strategy that puts civilian reconstruction efforts first and military action second.

  • Maneuver Center takes shape

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - Army efforts to assemble the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning took a giant step forward this year, but hurdles remain before the organization becomes fully operational next September, the deputy garrison commander for transformation said Tuesday at the monthly MCoE community update.

  • Inaugural class completes Maneuver Pre-Command Course

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - Another batch of senior officers made it through Fort Benning's Pre-Command Course on Thursday, but this class made a little history.

  • 'Twin Towers' wrap up basic training

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - A set of identical twins made it through basic training this fall. In the process, they left behind a trace of confusion on Sand Hill.

  • Military working dogs uncover hidden stashes

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - "Bomb" and "drug" dogs have been scouring Fort Benning this week, sniffing out explosives and illegal narcotics in barracks rooms and buildings. But it's not what you think. These dogs are military working dogs undergoing annual certification. And the drugs and explosives' They're training aids - planted by members of the 209th Military Police Detachment's military working dogs section - with just enough authenticity for the dogs to sniff them out.

  • Warrior Training Center's Air Assault Course prepares students for combat operations

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "The toughest 11 days in the Army" is a common phrase among students at Fort Benning's Air Assault School

  • Post town hall meetings to expand to Facebook

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning town hall meetings are a way to have issues and concerns addressed with leadership and agencies on post. In order to provide Soldiers and their families more opportunity to do so, Fort Benning is planning its first Facebook town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

  • A day in the life of an Army truck driver in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2010

    Garrett Bartlett has logged thousands of miles across barren landscapes. He carries the mail and supplies vital to the well-being of Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province.

  • Ranger posthumously awarded USASOC Medic of the Year

    Dec 8, 2010

    "Fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession," a phrase from the Ranger Creed, but one that Sgt. Jonathan K. Peney, 22, lived and died by as a Ranger combat medic.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 opened Dec. 7 to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • ANP officers and leaders move toward self-sufficiency

    Dec 8, 2010

    Story and photos on Afghan National Police going through training.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • Army crews work behind scenes to maintain Apache helicopters

    Dec 4, 2010

    Like a NASCAR race team, half of an Apache attack helicopter crew never takes the white-knuckled ride out of the pits. The $35 million, twin-engine, missile toting Apache is designed to seat no more than it takes to get its job done, and its crew chiefs stay on the ground as the birds lift off. But like its distant, less lethal cousins in the racing world, the Apache could not fly without the efforts of its ground crew.

  • 2SCR Soldiers patrol Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, from Vilsek, Germany, patrol Maywand District, Afghanistan.

  • Drag-racing exhibition on tap in Reynolds

    Dec 3, 2010

    Feeling the need for speed after that deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan' Then head to Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Ga., on Saturday for the Doug Foley Drag Racing Experience.

  • Engineers work overtime in Turkey Bowl

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Make it four in a row for the officers at the 11th Engineer Battalion's Turkey Bowl. The brass needed overtime but escaped with a 10-8 victory over the senior NCOs in their annual ultimate football game, played Nov. 24 in a light rain at Stewart-Watson Field.

  • Foreman: Army saved my life

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Command Sgt. Maj. James Foreman says he owes his life to the Army. The former garrison command sergeant major was destined for trouble growing up in a rough Atlanta neighborhood riddled with drugs and violence, but joining the military saved him from a dubious future and led to a distinguished three-decade career as a Soldier, he said.

  • Trees for Troops returns to Fort Benning

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Trees for Troops is returning to Fort Benning Monday for the sixth year in a row. The program, sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corporation, will give away approximately 700 live Christmas trees to Soldiers and families.

  • Mortarmen hit their mark

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Mortarmen lit up the sky Wednesday around Cactus Range on Fort Benning's eastern border as they conducted a culminating live-fire event to become certified.

  • FRG helps new Army families forge friendships

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Basic training Soldiers are not the only ones creating bonds of camaraderie, their families are too, thanks to an effort by a small family readiness group to host end-of-cycle "meet and greets."

  • Tribe strives to keep traditions alive

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas traveled to Fort Benning this week to harvest longleaf pine needles. The harvest is part of a cultural partnership with Fort Benning.

  • Military can manage 'Don't Ask' repeal

    Dec 3, 2010

    The military can deal effectively with allowing openly gay servicemembers in its ranks, leaders of a working group that studied the issue for the Defense Department told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • Army Football is bowl bound in Dallas

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Army football team has accepted its first postseason bid since 1996, securing a spot in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 30.

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • OPSEC slips can slay Soldiers, says SMA

    Nov 30, 2010

    Sharing what seems to be even trivial information online can be dangerous to your loved one and the fellow Soldiers in their unit -- and may even get them killed.

  • Things they take to war

    Nov 30, 2010

    NOT unlike any Soldier about to deploy, the first item I packed for deployment was my lucky-charm item.

  • Army unit flies new unmanned aircraft in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2010

    An Army unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, is shaping the future of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems program with a handful of its newest aircraft, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.

  • Evolution of the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Nov 26, 2010

    Perhaps no subject is closer to the hearts of Soldiers than their weapons and ammunition. For decades, this intense interest in "guns and ammo" has sparked sharp debate over the best weapons and ammunition on the battlefield, a debate that continues to the present day.

  • Officials confirm Taliban leaders' death

    Nov 26, 2010

    NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today confirmed the deaths of two Taliban leaders killed in recent Afghan and coalition force airstrikes, military officials reported.

  • Communications-electronics recognized as part of Army's Top 10 greatest inventions

    Nov 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center received three of the Army's Greatest Invention awards that include a portable power system, a threat warning system and counter radio controlled-improvised explosive device electronic warfare, or CREW, system.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Post officials tweak traffic patterns

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Traffic pattern changes, gate upgrades and the opening of Harmony Church's Access Control Point should improve rush-hour commutes across the installation in the near future, Directorate of Emergency Services officials said Friday.

  • New top enlisted Soldier takes charge of garrison

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning installed a new top enlisted Soldier on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Benning Conference Center's Regimental Room.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Army Concept Framework builds on Capstone Concept, provides strategic guidance

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Army Concept Framework provides the conceptual foundation for the development of capabilities for the future force in the 2016 to 2028 timeframe. This family of concepts examines the projected operational environment and provide strategic guidance to develop the capabilities required in support of Army modernization.

  • Airborne students take to the skies

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Jump Week is the ultimate test for students attending the U.S. Army Airborne School. They must complete five parachute jumps from 1,250 feet, two with a combat load and one at night. Some never make it out the door.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • Columbus Lions sign Sledgehammer Brigade Soldier

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldier is getting a shot at pro football. The Columbus Lions have signed offensive and defensive lineman Matt Nix to a one-year contract, head coach Jason Gibson said.

  • Hundreds turn out for 'Soldier' run

    Nov 19, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - More than 950 runners braved near-freezing temperatures to compete in the inaugural Soldier Half and Full Marathon during Veterans Day weekend.

  • Army National Guard's Ranger hopefuls battle for spot in BRC field

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Warrior Training Center hosted an assessment Wednesday to find the best Rangers in the Army National Guard to represent the service in the 2011 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Veterans counseling center moves into new $300K facility

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Soldier Services Counseling Center celebrated its move to Building 2751 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • Army Service Uniform: Out with the old, in with the blue

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The fielding of the new Army Service Uniform has reached Fort Benning. In September, the 30th Adjutant General's Battalion (Reception) began issuing the blue dress uniform in place of the traditional "Army greens" to graduates of basic training and One Station Unit Training, said officials at the battalion.

  • M320 Grenade Launcher wins excellent Soldier feedback

    Nov 19, 2010

    Named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009, this new grenade launcher gives Soldiers more durability, reliability and efficiency on the battlefield.

  • Rangers get RAW to enhance performance

    Nov 18, 2010

    Through its Ranger Athlete Warrior program, the 75th Ranger Regiment uses the latest concepts in functional fitness, resilience, sports medicine and nutrition to optimize human performance within the ranks.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: From a veteran on Veterans Day: Thank you

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sergeant Blake Stephens was the type of guy you wanted to go on patrol with.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight names were added to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial during a ceremony at Kelley Hill, Nov. 10.

  • Marne Division says 'farewell' to three of its leaders

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Marne Division bid adieu to three of its finest Dog Face Soldiers with a Farewell and Retreat Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, III, deputy commanding general-maneuver; Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general-support; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey L. Andrews, division command sergeant major, Nov. 15.

  • Gates says: US must sustain military might

    Nov 17, 2010

    Even in a time of budgetary constraints, the United States must maintain its military might to address the security challenges of today and the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council here, Gates said he is sympathetic to the challenges caused by the federal deficit, but warned against drastic cuts to the military.

  • Children of deployed more likely to seek mental health care

    Nov 17, 2010

    Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 16, 2010

    President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years -- one who refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan.

  • 'Mechanical mommy' helps train military baby doctors

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator doesn't sound like something that is cutting-edge technology and can potentially save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in malpractice suits, especially when it only costs $20,000 to create.

  • Newman fuels to 2nd in Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup

    Nov 15, 2010

    A strong race car and a successful fuel strategy resulted in Army driver Ryan Newman finishing runner-up in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. He trailed race winner Carl Edwards to the checkered flag by 4.7 seconds.

  • Wireless Network After Next leader drives promising technology forward

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Wireless Network After Next (WNaN) is known for high performance in ever-changing circumstances. So is its leader. Flora Marshall, project leader for the intelligent, self-healing tactical network, has overcome challenges to shepherd the technology through its crucial assessment phase which is culminating this month as Soldiers evaluate WNaN at Fort Benning, Ga

  • Reluctant hero becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Nov 15, 2010

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero, he cautions. Don't say that he went above the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007. Because as Giunta sees it, he was just doing his job.

  • Safer explosive tested & qualified at Picatinny named a TIME Best Invention of 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    A safer, more stable explosive that was tested and qualified by engineers at Picatinny Arsenal as a replacement for TNT in Army projectiles was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

  • Servicemembers give Afghan children school supplies

    Nov 15, 2010

    Soldiers and sailors from different units on Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Bagram, Afghanistan, gathered by some shipping containers on a Saturday morning to load a truck full of foot lockers and boxes in preparation for their mission on the other side of the base. Today they have one common goal, Operation Pencil, a program that gives school supplies to Afghan children.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Army Vice Chief addresses reintegration at Fort Stewart

    Nov 10, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited Fort Stewart to discuss reintegration efforts with 3rd Infantry Division and garrison leaders and recently-deployed Soldiers, Nov. 8. While here, he stressed the Army's role in meeting Soldiers' behavioral health needs and the importance of Family- Member involvement during their Soldiers' reintegration process.

  • Soldiers happy to be alive receive Purple Hearts

    Nov 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- While en route to the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Support Operations (SPO) center April 29, Sgt. 1st Class Tony O'Neil, SPO noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the equipment readiness division with the 13th CSSB, and a Columbus, Miss., native, heard the alarm for incoming indirect fire.

  • Kandahar farmers thrive as pomegranates export to international market

    Nov 10, 2010

  • US Forces-Iraq leaders address troops on Camp Taji

    Nov 9, 2010

    Senior leaders from U.S. Forces-Iraq visited Camp Taji, Iraq, Nov. 9, to speak with Soldiers serving with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The brigade deployed this March from Fort Riley, Kan., and is the only aviation brigade supporting Operation New Dawn. The U.S. Forces-Iraq leaders spoke with several Soldiers from around the brigade, and presented awards in a ceremony at the brigade's headquarters.

  • 'Rock Force' stages annual Jane Wayne Day

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Rock Force" of 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, added a little spooky flavor Saturday to its annual Jane Wayne Day on Sand Hill. About 120 family members of unit Soldiers conquered Eagle Tower, took the "slide for life," fired blanks out of M240 B machine guns and tackled a confidence course as part of the longtime military tradition.

  • Woman born at Fort Benning in 1929 returns after 70 years

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - This trip was almost seven decades in the making. Pearl Follett, who was born at Fort Benning in 1929 and lived here until 1943, visited this week for the first time since leaving as a teenager. Now 81, she's writing a book on life here from the perspective of a private's daughter titled West Eden: An Early History of Fort Benning (1918-1943).

  • Taking a chance on Chance

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three years ago, Staff Sgt. Chance Vaughn didn't know what direction his Army Ranger career would take him. The then 25-year-old squad leader was approaching his final year of service with multiple combat deployments under his belt and a wife at home. He had a decision to make: stay in or get out.

  • Brown takes command of MCoE, Fort Benning

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning welcomed a new leader Thursday - and bid farewell to the MCoE's inaugural commander.

  • New pivoting coupling brings continuous firepower, cost savings

    Nov 5, 2010

    Judging by its size alone, 40mm pivoting coupling may not seem significant. The thumbnail-sized link and accompanying metal ring can literally fit in the palm of your hand. But when placed in the hands of the warfighter, this small, skillfully-engineered hardware brings a tremendous amount of lethality in the form of continuous grenade fire.

  • Obama: Congress, not courts, should resolve 'Don't Ask' law

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama said today he hopes the current Congress will resolve the uncertainty about whether gay men and lesbians can serve openly in the military.

  • Non-deployable rate could reach 16 percent by 2012

    Nov 4, 2010

    By the time the Army meets its goal to have Soldiers home for twice the time they're deployed, the service could face the problem of having nearly one in five Soldiers unable to deploy.

  • Sledgehammer Soldiers win Doughboy Classic

    Nov 3, 2010

    <b>FORT BENNING, Ga.</b>- Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, brought service football back to Doughboy Stadium, at Fort Benning, with a 29-13 victory over the Columbus State (Ga.) Cougar football club, Oct. 28.

  • IMCOM begins second phase of guard conversion

    Nov 3, 2010

    Nearly 1,400 jobs at 16 installations will transition from contract security firms to federal civil service beginning in January 2011 as the conversion of access control point security guards enters its second phase.

  • November message from Director of Army Safety

    Nov 2, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety, provides safety information for November and urges extra vigilance for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

  • President proclaims November as Military Family Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation.

  • Armor School's first Bradleys reach Fort Benning

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Armor School's first Bradleys have made it to Fort Benning. Three M2A2 Operation Desert Storm Bradley fighting vehicles arrived Oct. 22 at Building 5205, where Soldiers steered them into the new Vehicle Maintenance Instruction Facility on Harmony Church.

  • Ranger injured in Afghanistan helicopter crash comes home

    Nov 1, 2010

    Nearly four years after a life-changing helicopter crash in Afghanistan, SFC Scot Noss is finally back home. On Tuesday, the Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and his wife, RyAnne, moved into their new 2,400-square-foot, four-bedroom house in Trussville, Ala., a Birmingham suburb.

  • Army begins pursuit of rugby crown

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The All-Army rugby team began preparations this week for the 2010 Armed Forces championship - with an eye on figuring out how to unseat six-time defending champion Air Force.

  • Story of war, opportunity, and love of the Army

    Nov 1, 2010

    Veterans Day Story: It has been 18 years since Frank Murphy walked out the Arsenal gates, thus ending more than 40 years of service to our Army and to our nation. Now at 85, Frank's colorful and full life is entering a second spring, if you will, because he still has a story to tell.

  • TRADOC launches Profession of Arms study

    Nov 1, 2010

    Leaders from across the Army discussed the Profession of Arms in an Institute of Land Warfare forum at the Association of the United States Army National Meeting. This forum followed Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CaseyAca,!a,,cs announcement of a year-long campaign to study the Profession of Arms.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • 'Stop Loss' special pay application deadline approaches

    Nov 1, 2010

    Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.

  • 3rd HBCT marks return from fourth Iraq deployment

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team returned Tuesday to Sledgehammer Field, more than a year after casing its colors in preparation for its fourth deployment to Iraq.

  • FRG leaders hear message of Spiritual Resiliency, 'Strong Bonds'

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group leaders attended the third and final Family Forum session Oct. 27 at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army National Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Representing FORSCOM units nationwide, the 470 FRG leaders heard U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver speak about spiritual resiliency and Strong Bonds. Resiliency was the topic Carver first brought to their attention, explaining that the outcomes of spiritual resilience could range from greater emotional health, happiness, martial stability, social support, less alcohol use and less delinquency.

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general and command sergeant major, thank Soldiers for their service and stress safety for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • Warrior target acquired: USAMU champion wins Army Soldier of the Year

    Oct 27, 2010

    A Soldier with 21 national rifle shooting records added one more trophy to the case Monday: the U.S. Army's Soldier of the Year. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher's young life has been one of high achievement. Now the 26-year old rifle shooter/instructor for the Army Marksmanship Unit is the first female to win the Army's Best Warrior competition.

  • FRG leaders receive praise from Gen. Thurman, learn how ARFORGEN benefits Army Families

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - Family Readiness Group leaders attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here learned the Army is considering reduction of deployments to about nine months to increase dwell time for Soldiers and ease the stress on Families. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of FORSCOM, delivered this welcome surprise to the assembled 470 FRG leaders Oct. 24 as he praised them for their service and dedication to helping Soldiers. FRG leaders from FORSCOM units all over the United States arrived in the national capital region Oct. 21 for the four-day symposium, and their training and networking will continue at the AUSA National Meeting Oct. 25-27. Following the FORSCOM FRG specific training, the volunteer leaders will attend the AUSA Family Forums to learn even more about the Army's support programs for Soldiers and Families.

  • Drill sergeant spouses honored at Riverside

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 18-hour workdays often put in by Army drill sergeants are felt on the homefront, too. Acknowledging the toll it takes on families, post leaders paid tribute earlier this week to the spouses behind the hats.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at 26th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army at this year's Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.

  • Latest technologies unveiled at 2010 Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army got a glimpse of the future last week at the 2010 Robotics Rodeo. More than 50 companies from across the country showcased their technologies Oct. 12-15 at Fort Benning's McKenna Urban Operations Complex.

  • Coaching heroes

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The idea of watching active-duty Soldiers play in Doughboy Stadium had been in John Hargrove's mind for quite some time. The Doughboy Classic, a football game between the Columbus State University Club football team and a team comprised of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, is a dream come true for him.

  • Army explores software transformation initiatives

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" The Army is implementing lessons learned from the Apps for the Army challenge, to support strategic initiatives for Army Software Transformation.

  • 463rd uncases colors

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After a 40-year inactivation period, the 463rd Veterinarian Detachment uncased its colors Friday at Freedom Hall.


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