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  • 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.

  • Rangers remembered

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The names of 230 fallen Rangers were added to the National Ranger Memorial in a ceremony Friday attended by family members, widows and dignitaries including GEN(R) Barry McCaffrey, adjunct faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and an analyst for NBC News, MG Michael Ferriter, Fort Benning and Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, and MG(R) Ken Leuer, a former Fort Benning commander.

  • Army sees potential in adaptive battlefield network

    Oct 21, 2010

    Maneuvering through thick woods, in rugged terrain or in urban confines, soldiers risk losing radio connectivity and the ability to communicate.

  • M1A1 Abrams transfer marks significant milestone

    Oct 20, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. senior leaders gathered at Camp Iraqi Hero to commemorate the Iraqi Army's expanding inventory of M1A1 Abrams tanks, increasing its conventional defensive capabilities.

  • Germans celebrate reunification

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Post leaders came together Tuesday evening to celebrate German Unity Day, marking the 20th anniversary of the nation's reunification.

  • Snipers vy for 'Best of Best' during annual competition

    Oct 18, 2010

    The world's best snipers congregated at Fort Benning, Ga., during the 10th annual International Sniper Competition. A total of 34 two-man teams competed for the title of 'world's best.'

  • Release of Protected Health Information

    Oct 18, 2010

    If you seek help from the troop medical clinic for a medical condition, will your commander be told about your condition' Could this be embarrassing for you, perhaps even damage your career or lead to disciplinary action' Such concerns can lead a Soldier to avoid medical care, perhaps until a condition becomes a serious health hazard.

  • Cybersecurity: Every user can be a first line of defense online

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Cyber Awareness Month. Cyberspace is an important domain and is vital to our way of life.

  • Army Best Warrior Competition under way

    Oct 18, 2010

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest Warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, have gathered at Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2010 Best Warrior Competition.

  • BCTC takes on influx of Iraqi Army recruits

    Oct 17, 2010

    A great number of young men in Iraq are risking their lives just to apply for admission into the Iraqi Army.

  • Picatinny lands 3 of the Army's 10 greatest inventions of 2009

    Oct 15, 2010

    Three technologies developed at Picatinny Arsenal were named among the 10 greatest Army inventions for 2009, according to a recent announcement released by the Army.

  • Legal Assistance Office earns 'Silver Star' of ABA awards

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For the first time since a devastating fire 20 months ago, the post's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is back under one roof. The considerable efforts it took to reach that point were acknowledged this summer when the American Bar Association presented the Fort Benning Legal Assistance Office with the 2009 Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Distinguished Service Award.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab evaluates modified rear sight for MK19

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Maneuver Battle Lab just wrapped up a weeklong evaluation of a modified rear sight for the MK19 40mm grenade machine gun, comparing its effectiveness to the current version from mounted and dismounted platforms.

  • Team award renamed Lacerda Cup

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The team championship at the U.S. Army Combatives Tournament was renamed the Lacerda Cup in tribute to a Ranger and former champion who passed away earlier this year.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • The Army's top fighters: More than 450 Soldiers clash in sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tour

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The field expanded by 30 percent to a record high at the sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament. Officials said the talent pool grew right along with it. More than 450 Soldiers from installations around the world clashed over three straight days at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to host U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 8, 2010

    More than 50 robotics companies from across the country will display their technologies during the 2010 U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning's McKenna MOUT Site Oct. 12-15. The rodeo will be co-hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center - or TARDEC - based in Warren, Mich.

  • Medal of Honor recipient enshrined in Hall of Heroes

    Oct 8, 2010

    A day after Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's Family accepted the posthumously-awarded Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, before a standing-room-only audience.

  • Final Sledgehammer flight returns: CSM redeploys with 3rd HBCT for final time

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As he stepped of the plane that had returned to Fort Benning from Iraq, Command Sgt. Maj. James Pearson, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, had many things he was proud of. He just completed his second and final tour in Iraq as the command sergeant major of the 3rd HBCT, and he saw his Soldiers and that country transform since going there as part of "The Surge" in 200

  • Sill shines at all-Army tournament

    Oct 7, 2010

    Capt. Jason Norwood's superior ground game enabled him to win a unanimous decision over Jacob South, from Fort Douglas, Utah, to take the cruiserweight division Oct. 3 at the U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • As mission shifts in Iraq, support strikes balance

    Oct 7, 2010

    As the U.S. mission shifts from combat to supporting and advising the Iraqi forces, Army Team C4ISR leaders say their support responsibilities will remain constant until all U.S. troops are safely out of the country.

  • Army begins phase two of five-year study on suicide, prevention

    Oct 7, 2010

    This fall the Army, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, will begin surveying about 90,000 active-duty Soldiers to collect data for the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members.

  • It's 'Black Seven' up for the Iraqi Army; now that's refreshing

    Oct 6, 2010

    "Black Seven" is a problem solver. He wakes before zero-dark-thirty every morning. He drives across the street from his Containerized Housing Unit to the Iraqi Army training site. He talks with the Iraqis and is neighborly in his approach. He jokes; he listens to problems and offers advice. Sometimes he stays into the black night for chai.

  • Headquarters IMCOM moves to San Antonio

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters officially transferred from Arlington, Va., to San Antonio, Texas, during the public uncasing of its unit colors Tuesday.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Installation directorates of logistics transfer from IMCOM to AMC

    Oct 4, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Army installation directorates of logistics transferred operational control from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command Oct. 1, with AMC's Army Sustainment Command being responsible for management and oversight of the installation logistics mission.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • Scientists, engineers eye 2010 Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning are bracing for an invasion of robots. The 2010 Robotics Rodeo will be staged on post Oct. 12-15 at the McKenna Urban Operations Complex.

  • Physical Readiness Training standards take shape

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers around the Army are taking a fresh approach to PT, following a formal overhaul earlier this year of the service's physical fitness program. Field Manual 21-20 has been replaced by Training Circular 3-22.20, known as Physical Readiness Training, which features techniques designed to improve conditioning and help prevent injuries.

  • 'Wolfhounds' hit the mat

    Sep 30, 2010

    Four 'Wolfhound' Soldiers begin their participation in the U.S. Army Combatives Tournament tomorrow at Fort Benning, Ga., representing the 25th Infantry Division.

  • MCoE change of command announced

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of the Army announced Thursday that MG Robert Brown will become the new commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning.

  • 789th EOD returns home

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's bomb disposal experts returned home early Wednesday morning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

  • Gunnery training goes digital

    Sep 30, 2010

    Bradley Fighting Vehicle and tank crews from the Maneuver Center of Excellence fired on the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex this week as part of a government acceptance test, one of the final tasks to complete before the complex is ready for Soldier training.

  • Combatants off to Army tournament

    Sep 30, 2010

    A group of Soldiers left Fort Sill the last week of Sept. intent to combat and come out victorious over a host of adversaries equally determined to subdue their opponents. The Soldiers are bound for the Army Invitational Combatives Championship, a three-day tournament at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • D6 Sends: Safety

    Sep 30, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - As Commanding General of Installation Management Command, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and the co-chair of the Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise, my installation management and safety responsibilities extend beyond the boundaries of IMCOM.

  • Commentary:You're doing what to MyCAA'

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense Military Career Advancement Account for spouses changed drastically ... and rapidly, affecting spouses everywhere who were beginning or advancing their education and careers. More specifically, the MyCAA program, which initially granted $6,000 to any spouse of a military service member completing prep courses, certifications, trainings and degree programs, is now only offering $4,000 with a cap or 2k per year to spouses of service members and activated Reservists in certain pay grades and only those spouses completing professional certifications, licensures or two-year associate degrees.

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • A final mission with lasting impact

    Sep 29, 2010

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepared to leave the five provinces in southern Iraq they have been responsible for, there was still one last mission to complete. In coordination with supporters at Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga., Phenix City, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga., the Soldiers dropped off donated shoes to the children of Iraq.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • "God, I Thank you I'm an Airborne Engineer"

    Sep 28, 2010

    Each year, Airborne Engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, commemorate this historic event by holding their own "Crossing the Waal" at McKeller's Lake. But, this year was special because it was the first in nearly three years that all the engineer companies from the four Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division were able to attend, due to deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ignites history, dance lessons

    Sep 28, 2010

    Sombreros surrounded the tops of tables and balloons advertised a "fiesta!" at the main dining facility's overflow room at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sept. 25. Soldiers and civilians celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through cultural education and entertainment.

  • Blackhorse infantrymen vie for coveted EIB

    Sep 27, 2010

    More than 200 infantrymen from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the EIB testing, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. Sept. 20-24. The Soldiers were tested on their knowledge of the infantry skill set to earn the right to wear the EIB.

  • Rule of Law conference focuses on police primacy, future of Iraq's security

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Soldiers, families not alone after deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When Soldiers returning from deployment exit the aircraft at Lawson Army Airfield and march through the doors into Freedom Hall, their families aren't the only people they see. The USO, American Red Cross, Operation Homefront Georgia, and Association of the United States Army are among the community support organizations that rally every time there's a troop movement through the Fort Benning terminal.

  • No monkey business: 'The Gorilla' strikes fear, respect in 3rd HBCT football players

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team is using a strength, conditioning and agility coach to help get ready for its Oct. 28 tackle football game against Columbus State University's club team. And the players say she can be a real beast.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Riders Beware: Death highlights the importance of motorcycle safety training

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After two motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two Soldiers in recent weeks, experts want to make sure motorcyclists are doing all they can to stay safe by riding defensively and brushing up on safety skills.

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • Army's top fighters to compete in tourney

    Sep 23, 2010

    Today is the final day to sign up for the 2010 Army Combatives Championship. The tournament, sponsored by the U.S. Army Combatives School and the Maneuver Center, is Thursday through Oct. 3.

  • Branch senior NCO discusses Army Aviation future

    Sep 23, 2010

    The senior NCO of the Aviation Branch took time on Sept. 21 to answer Soldiers' questions and brief them on the future of the Branch.

  • Vice chief: Army needs to address PTS, TBIs

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Army needs a significant cultural change so Soldiers who need behavioral health services and treatment will seek care, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli told Fort Hood's Health Promotion Council Tuesday at III Corps. Wendy Lakso, III Corps and Fort Hood health promotion officer, said the council, an asset of Army Public Health, integrates medical, tactical and garrison assets on the installation to address public and behavioral health concerns.

  • Hold the batteries! Benet Labs engineers awarded "round counter" patent

    Sep 21, 2010

    With each round fired from a mortar or a gun tube, the weapon inches closer to its demise. When each round is fired, damage accumulates in the tube. Reach a certain threshold and the tube may fail. "It could be catastrophic," said Mark Johnson, electronics engineer with the Benet Laboratories, Armament Technologies Division at the Watervliet Arsenal in N.Y.

  • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades

    Sep 20, 2010

  • Chilean gets unexpected life in states

    Sep 18, 2010

  • It's all a learning experience, one Soldier's career path

    Sep 18, 2010

    As the second youngest Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, Pfc. Nanalee Litzsinger has held more full time jobs than most young people her age.

  • Single Soldiers back from Iraq get 'special welcome home'

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Family readiness groups, local businesses and the tricommunity have teamed to make sure single Soldiers returning from Iraq with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team find a little touch of home in their barracks rooms at Kelley Hill.

  • National champion sets sights on top Soldier competition

    Sep 17, 2010

    Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher set high goals for 2010. To say she met them is an understatement. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier recently won the National High Power Rifle Championship, is on the brink of competing to be the Army Soldier of the Year and relishes every moment serving her country.

  • Combatives 'bleeds' into job

    Sep 17, 2010

    The discipline, fitness, and fearlessness required to be an effective Soldier are being trained at Basra through Modern Army Combatives.

  • Senior enlisted look to fortify numbers

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Training upgrades and NCO development were key topics in this year's Senior NCO Program, held annually in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Combating the stigma of suicide: An Army story

    Sep 16, 2010

    Losing a Soldier to battle is tough. When that Soldier is your son, it's devastating. But losing two Soldiers, two sons, to different battles rocks a man to his core. Major General Mark Graham and his wife, Carol, shared their personal story of tragedy during the Suicide Prevention Luncheon held Sept. 10 at the Fort Bragg Club. For the Grahams, breaking the silence is an initial step in overcoming suicidal stigmas in a culture designed to be Army strong. In 2003, weeks before their youngest son committed suicide and months before their oldest son would die in combat - the Grahams thought they had the perfect Family of five.

  • Schwarzenegger to troops: 'You are the true action heroes'

    Sep 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked U.S. troops and their families during a rally here Sept. 15.

  • President's new video encourages troops to claim 'stop loss' pay

    Sep 15, 2010

    The White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs jointly released a new web video today in which President Obama encourages active-duty troops and veterans to apply for special retroactive stop-loss pay, if entitled.

  • Army captains, junior NCOs discuss changes to initial entry training

    Sep 15, 2010

    Company commanders, first sergeants, drill sergeants, and platoon sergeants gathered for the Initial Entry Training Leadership Forum September 8 through 10 in Newport News, Va. to address issues and provide an opportunity to share insight into their units.

  • Infantry leaders sharpen training tactics to meet battlefield demands

    Sep 15, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Integrated, interactive training is transforming the force for the modern battlefield. In his Infantry Branch update Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference, BG Bryan Owens, chief of Infantry and commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, cited ways the school is applying the Army Learning Concept to develop Soldiers and leaders with the tools "they need to survive, be successful and win on the battlefield."