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  • General discusses road ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    As U.S. casualties mount in Afghanistan, the coalition will grow to more than 140,000 troops by the end of the year to help tackle an array of complex issues facing the war-torn country, a top Army official with ISAF's joint command said Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Medal of Honor webcast with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

    Sep 15, 2010

    Tune in to a live webcast feed of a Medal of Honor briefing with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at 12:30 EST.

  • Farmers helping train troops for Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan this fall with the Indiana Agribusiness Development Team are using the expertise of farmers from across the state to prepare for their mission.

  • Trainer sees positive trends in Afghan Army

    Sep 15, 2010

    The quantity and quality of officers, noncommissioned officers and recruits in the Afghan army is rising, the deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan said this week.

  • Joint-service teamwork yields award-winning TNT alternative

    Sep 13, 2010

    The recent success story at Picatinny to research and qualify a new, safer explosive to replace TNT is one example of how teamwork and collaboration can help provide a life-saving product to the warfighter as quickly as possible.

  • Sgt. Cadavius Summerall knows the value of service

    Sep 11, 2010

  • 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference set for 13-15 Sept.

    Sep 10, 2010

    The 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga.

  • 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament registration ongoing

    Sep 10, 2010

    Registration is ongoing for the 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center Oct. 1-3, 2010, and is hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the U.S Army Combatives School.

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • Army leaders prep for Infantry Warfighting Conference

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army leaders from around the globe will gather in Columbus next week for the 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference. The annual forum is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.

  • Family of Infantrymen reconnect at Fort Benning

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - John, Patrick and Tim Intile are brothers-in-arms, literally. The siblings are Infantrymen and all are currently at Fort Benning.

  • 2010 Doughboy recipients named, induction Sept. 14

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING. Ga. - MG(R) Jerry White and CSM(R) Andrew McFowler are the 2010 recipients of the Doughboy Award, to be presented Sept. 14 in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2010

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers recall their thoughts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, when passengers determined their jet would be used to attack another target.

  • New Commanding General takes charge of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 9, 2010

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper during a ceremony at Fort Gordon's Barton Parade Field Pavilion Sept. 8.

  • Afghanistan OP defense leads to Army's second-highest decoration

    Sep 8, 2010

    Only 20 of more than 1.5 million troops who have deployed in the war on terrorism earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Now a Fort Benning-based Soldier can be added to the list.

  • Patterson Assumes Command of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 7, 2010

    Brigadier General LaWarren V. Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater), Sept. 8, 2010 during a ceremony at Fort. Gordon, Ga.

  • Border mission 'not unique' for Guardsmen

    Sep 7, 2010

    Almost 1,100 National Guard members are on duty on the Southwest border performing a mission that is very familiar to many of them.

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Online Inbox

    Sep 6, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> On Sept. 2 the Army launched a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Online Inbox on Army Knowledge Online available to Soldiers worldwide. The purpose of the inbox is to provide Soldiers the opportunity to share their comments and opinions on how repeal of Don't Ask, Don't tell law might affect military and family readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention.

  • Iraqi Air Force College academy returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 6, 2010

    Sgt. Ry Norris provides a news story detailing the move of the Iraqi Air Force academy back to its historical home at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Soldiers take different paths to 75th Ranger Regiment

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SGT Joshua Fish said tales from a former platoon sergeant he served with in Germany lured him into the 75th Ranger Regiment. SPC Brendan Smith was a college graduate looking to escape his desk job.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment streamlines selection process

    Sep 3, 2010

    The 75th Ranger Regiment has refined its assessment and selection process to expand the training and evaluation windows for potential candidates. The unit is sending some Soldiers straight to Ranger School from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and Small Unit Ranger Tactics course, instead of to a battalion and deployment.

  • Master Resilience Training course catches on in Army

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the past year, more than 1,300 Soldiers, including about 20 drill sergeants from Fort Benning, have taken the Master Resilience Training course, part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • 'The Warrior Pose': Army considers yoga to treat Soldiers' pain

    Sep 3, 2010

    If Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has his way, yoga and other alternative therapies would be integrated into Army medicine to treat the pain of wounded Soldiers.

  • Deadline nears for officers' joint service credit 2001-'09

    Sep 3, 2010

    Active duty Army officers have until the end of September to self-nominate and apply for retroactive credit for joint-service experience they gained between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.

  • 'Grey Eagle' weaponized UAS slated for Afghanistan

    Sep 3, 2010

    Army unmanned aircraft systems officials said success was so great with the integration and testing of the Hellfire missile aboard the Grey Eagle UAS that the Army would begin deployment of four weaponized systems to Afghanistan in the fall.

  • Gates, Karzai discuss way ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 3, 2010

    There are now enough resources in Afghanistan to deliver "tangible and lasting results," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • National Preparedness Month 2010

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> National Preparedness Month begins September 1st. It is a month long campaign that will increase awareness of ways persons can be prepared for any eventuality be it natural or manmade. It encourages the entire Army community to ensure they are ready by having a plan in place and a "kit" of supplies in case of potential disaster. It also highly recommends that Soldiers and their families stay informed by becoming familiar with their local first responders' disaster action plans for the schools, churches, businesses, hospitals and other entities in their surrounding communities.

  • Family embodies Army Strong legacy

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - PVT Caleb Houston's graduation from basic training Sept. 2 turned into a family reunion for the Vermont National Guardsman.

  • Ranger foundation helps 3rd Battalion families

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A monument to fallen Rangers is running out of space for names. The monument, located inside 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment's compound, is engraved with the names of the battalion's Rangers killed in training accidents and conflicts dating back as far as the early 1980s. An expansion to the monument is part of an effort by the Ranger Assistance Foundation to ensure those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice continue to be remembered.

  • The tribe has spoken: Survivor-style challenge fosters team building

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - There were no immunity idols to be found the morning of Sept. 1 on the field in front of the 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, building, but that didn't stop nearly 60 members of the cadre from participating in a Survivor-style event labeled the Mailed Foot Challenge.

  • Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 1, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to enhancing Health Promotion / Risk Reduction / Suicide Prevention (HP/RR/SP) programs for Soldiers, Department of the Army (DA) civilians, and families by observing Army Suicide Prevention Month, Sept. 1 - 30, 2010, in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 5 - 11, 2010. Suicide Prevention Month is an Army-wide opportunity to raise awareness, understanding, and use of Army HP/RR/SP programs among our key internal and external audiences

  • Combat, hardship pays remain for troops serving in Iraq

    Sep 1, 2010

    The change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn does not affect combat and other hazardous-duty entitlements troops serving in Iraq receive, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

  • President Obama thanks servicemembers for Iraq War contributions

    Aug 31, 2010

    President Barack Obama traveled today to Fort Bliss, Texas, to pay tribute to the post's servicemembers, whose contributions and those of their comrades made possible tomorrow's milestone marking the official end of combat operations in Iraq.

  • Iraq reaches New Dawn, ends combat operations

    Aug 31, 2010

    Beginning Sept. 1, the ongoing U.S. presence in Iraq will be coined "Operation New Dawn," marking the transition from combat operations to an advisory role.

  • New Protection Against Six-Legged Threats

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Army is now issuing Flame-Resistant Army Combat Uniforms (FR ACUs) that have been factory-treated with the insect repellent, permethrin, to help protect Soldiers against the annoyance and dangers of biting insects and insect-borne diseases.

  • ROC drill works out difficult DOL issues

    Aug 31, 2010

    The rehearsal of concept drill took place Aug. 24-26 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa. The Army Materiel Command will take over operational control of all DOL functions located in the United States on Oct. 1. The Army Sustainment Command through its Army Field Support Brigades will manage the DOLs. Resource and personnel transfer of DOLs worldwide is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Social media shapes markets, military and life

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Department of Defense and all of its components maintain thousands of Facebook pages according to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs' registry maintained on So to think that the Department of Defense is timid about the use of social media - think again.

  • Putting energy front and center

    Aug 30, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In the past, energy has been a side conversation for the Army.

  • Experiences of a United States Marine with the Marne Division

    Aug 30, 2010

    A look at some of the things a retired Marine, now a contractor with 3rd Infantry Division, has noticed working with Soldiers.

  • Obama urges nation to salute service in Iraq

    Aug 30, 2010

    Barack Obama called on the American people to provide new care, opportunity and commitment to the million military men and women who've served in Iraq.

  • COB Basra hosts Iftar celebration

    Aug 29, 2010

    United States Division-South hosts an Iftar celebration on Contingency Operating Base Basra in southern Iraq

  • Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians host professional development clinic

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians hosted "A Day with Joe Gransden," Aug. 26. An Atlanta-based performer and recording artist, Gransden is considered a leading international authority on Big Band Jazz. Working with the Jazz Guardians throughout the day-long event, Gransden used his vast professional experiences and knowledge to make an immediate impact on the sound of the band. The 40 attendees left with a better understanding of strategies that can be used in creating a professional Big Band sound.

  • Kickin' it combatives style at Fort Benning

    Aug 27, 2010

    Although the dreaded tap-out may be an option during a U.S. Army Combatives tournament, it's not an option in combat. There is no timeout in combat; there is no second chance. And despite what some critics may think, the Modern Army Combatives Program is not a reinvention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The program is saving lives.

  • Soldiers come home with multiple titles

    Aug 27, 2010

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit completed one of the unit's most successful runs in recent years at the 2010 National Rifle and Pistol Championship, winning multiple individual and team championships, setting national records, and upholding the unit's reputation as the "Home of Champions."

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Aug 27, 2010

    First Sgt. Angela Isles hated the military for a long time. She was angry, bitter and scared because of a dark secret she tried to bury when she was an 18-year-old and in the Air Force-a secret that destroyed her life and ultimately drove her to join the Army, and make a rank she could use to protect other young servicemembers.

  • Demystifying the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Aug 27, 2010

    On June 30, 2008, the president signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008-also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is a benefits program for servicemembers who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Female drill sergeants walk same path to respect

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Malease Cross is nearing 20 years in the military and the mother of three teenage daughters. Staff Sgt. Mary Nelson has deployed twice to Iraq, while Staff Sgt. Maria Nanita, who's been to Afghanistan, felt her Army career was in a rut.

  • Commandants receive charters

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - MG Michael Ferriter, commander of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, presented charters Aug. 25 to BG Bryan Owens, U.S. Army Infantry School commandant, and COL Ted Martin, U.S. Army Armor School commandant.

  • Calling all Soldiers: Instructors, junior NCOs in demand at Ranger Training Brigade

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Ranger Training Brigade is looking for a growth spurt in the ranks. Facing critical shortages across the Army, the unit has cranked up a recruiting campaign to lure more candidates to Ranger School, especially at the junior NCO level.

  • 'PT for CFC' campaign begins

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Take out your wallet and make a difference for charities. The Combined Federal Campaign kicks off the season of giving Sept. 1 with the goal of topping last year's collection of more than $1.1 million.

  • Utilizing the Army's Newest Equipment, the Army Evaluation Task Force Digs in for its Company S

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) recently battled through two weeks of rough terrain and triple digit heat to test the Brigade Combat Team Modernization equipment during their company level Situational Training Exercise (STX).

  • Kidnap Kings rock COS Marez

    Aug 26, 2010

    Story and photos of Kidnap Kings' concert at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq.

  • Advise and Assist Brigade: A familiar unit with a new mission in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning brigade combat teams into advise and assist brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Taking on Eagle Tower: Soldiers develop confidence, teamwork

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers in their second week of basic combat training took a first crack at Sand Hill's Eagle Tower Aug. 17.

  • Infantry chief gets star

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The U.S. Army Infantry School has a brand new star. COL Bryan Owens, the organization's commandant since October, was promoted to brigadier general Aug. 16 in a ceremony at the Benning Conference Center.

  • General Dempsey speaks to Training and Doctrine Command G-3/5/7 conference attendees

    Aug 23, 2010

    Gen. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spoke to the TRADOC G-3/5/7 conference attendees Aug. 11 at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, Va.

  • Pentagon releases final Fort Hood shooting review

    Aug 23, 2010

    Pentagon officials released the Defense Department's final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • USF-I ushers in New Dawn

    Aug 22, 2010

    To ensure they are providing the best support to the ISF and the government of Iraq, AABs are tailored to the unique operations environment where they operate. The units are augmented with as many as 24 specialty teams such as engineering, transportation, investigative and forensic specialists, counter explosives and counterterrorism and training.

  • Army benefits attract older Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Although tough economic times can help with Army recruiting, it wasn't the economy that drove Pvt. Dale Langrehr to join the Army at age 41. Rather, it was the challenge.

  • Last combat brigade makes symbolic final convoy out of Iraq

    Aug 20, 2010

    Through the dusty driver's side window, Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the Iraq border.

  • Child care costs to change Armywide

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military Families Armywide will begin seeing changes to their on-post child care fees beginning Oct. 1, according to a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command press release.

  • Knox branding reflects expanded mission of post

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The Army is no stranger to advertising. Remember 'Be All you can be:" or 'An Army of One''

  • Sledgehammer torch party arrives home

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stepped off the plane at Lawson Army Airfield at Fort Benning after a year-long deployment during the early morning hours, Aug. 15.

  • Agencies work to prevent, counter cyber crime

    Aug 19, 2010

    News agencies across the United States have been highlighting an alarming, invisible and rising threat, affecting citizens and therefore service members, worldwide.

  • Staying resilient at the tip of the spear

    Aug 18, 2010

    Peering into the Task Force Blackjack conference room on any given Tuesday, one might be surprised at what he or she hears. On Tuesdays, Staff Sgt. John Meyer, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division protective services detail platoon sergeant from Longmont, Colo., leads discussions on topics such as detecting "icebergs" and avoiding "thinking traps," as part of an Army-wide program called Master Resiliency Training.

  • Soldiers evaluate themselves via Global Assessment Tool

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a self-appraisal designed to boost personal growth, strengthen relationships and give people better coping skills for dealing with potentially traumatic events.

  • New chief of staff takes charge at Fort Benning

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning got a new chief of staff Aug. 10 as COL Terry Sellers took over the leadership post during a change of responsibility ceremony in Pratt Hall at MCoE headquarters.

  • Armor School sends first wave of tanks

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The first Armor School tanks have reached Fort Benning soil. Five M1A2 Abrams System Enhancement Package tanks arrived Aug. 11 at the Ochille Rail Head, where maintainers offloaded the armored vehicles and drove them to Kelley Hill. They'll be used in a validation of the new digital tank range nearing completion. Test firing will take place in mid-September.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • Fleet of Abrams arrive at Umm Qasr

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraqi Security Forces recently took their next step toward self-reliance with the delivery of eleven M1 Abrams main battle tanks at the port of Umm Qasr.

  • Tank Familiarization Course Graduates 85 Iraqi Army Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Eighty-five Iraqi Army soldiers graduated from the M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course Aug. 12 at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq. The Iraqi Army soldiers are preparing to operate and command M1A1 tanks in the near future, as 11 of 140 M1A1 tanks also arrived Aug. 12 at the BCTC as part of a foreign military sales agreement between the U.S. and Iraq. The 32-day course featured 20 Iraqi Army cadres assisting in the training and gaining operational experience of a live fire range. The cadres are graduates of a previous tank familiarization course and were selected for their roles based on their distinguished performance in their course. During the course, the crew "orients itself to the tank, gets familiar with how it shoots, moves and communicates safely to the tower and other tanks," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Randy Christenson, M1A1 familiarization course senior advisor at the BCTC. Cadre officer Iraqi Army 1st. Lt. Waleed Khalid Muhammed said the course methodology is more efficient than what he experienced in the Iraqi Army in the past, because of all the field instruction. "In the old days when we were training on tanks, we used to have just classes without having the opportunity to work with and see the equipment," Waleed said. Approximately 500 Iraqi Army soldiers have graduated the tank familiarization class to date.

  • Army rescues 3,000 flood victims, delivers tons of supplies in Pakistan

    Aug 13, 2010

    Army aviators are continuing to provide relief to flood victims in Pakistan, even as they await the arrival of their Marine Corps and Navy replacements.

  • Knox's mission grows broader, deeper, wider

    Aug 13, 2010

    Army Strong has been the Army's motto since 2006.

  • Gates urges 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' survey response

    Aug 13, 2010

    Feedback will make Congress and DoD better informed as officials evaluate repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a letter to troops.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 12, 2010

    Senior leaders from 13 countries in Third Army/U.S. Army Central's (Third Army) area of operations came together for the fifth Land Forces Symposium in Columbus Aug. 1 through 4. The LFS was co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Jr. and Third Army commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster.

  • Army gives its housing residents 'Bill Of Rights'

    Aug 11, 2010

    Installation Management Command this month revised application procedures at its 44 stateside privatized housing facilities , providing residents with a "Bill of Rights" and a guarantee of superior customer service.

  • Army approves safer explosive to replace TNT

    Aug 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently qualified a new explosive that has the same lethality as traditional TNT, but is safer for Soldiers because it is far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport.

  • Blackhorse Troopers plunge into Pre-Ranger Course

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment pushed themselves to their limits to earn a chance to go to Ranger School. The event also provided Soldiers with an idea of what to experience from Ranger School and also what they were weakest in and how to imrove about them.

  • YSO trains Iraqi youth for future, preserves past

    Aug 7, 2010

    By the waters of Babylon, the Youth Save Organization of Babil Province held a ceremony July 22, kicking off its third four-day workshop in the past year, aimed at preparing interested college-age students to be leaders in the tourism industry.

  • CENTCOM delegates gather at Columbus forum

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Delegates from throughout South and Central Asia and the Middle East joined their U.S. Central Command counterparts in Columbus earlier this week for the fifth annual Land Forces Symposium.

  • Army chief of staff visits Fort Benning

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army chief of staff stopped off at Fort Benning on Aug. 2 ahead of his appearance before representatives attending the 2010 Land Forces Symposium in Columbus.

  • IMCOM looking for team members to join DoD fitness challenge

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Department of Defense's "Leap Into Fall" Fitness Challenge kicks off Aug. 16, challenging DoD personnel to include more physical activity in their daily routine.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • US and Iraqi Soldiers meet to prepare for Sha'baniyah

    Aug 5, 2010

    Nearly 20 Iraqi Army intelligence leaders and soldiers traveled to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu to meet intelligence leaders from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division July 18.

  • Armor advance parties arrive from Fort Knox

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Armor School quartering parties from the 194th Armor Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox, Ky., are arriving at Fort Benning and will be in place by the end of next week.

  • Army shooters take title at interservice championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all interservice marksmanship championships in 2010 - Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol interservice competitions, as a team and individually

  • Double 'TEC,' at Operation River Assault 2010

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Army rifle shooters knock 'em down at Interservice Championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition to uphold the Army's reputation as the military's best marksmen and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all Interservice marksmanship championships in 2010-Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol Interservice competitions, as a team and individually.

  • Army promotes anti-terrorism awareness in August

    Aug 2, 2010

    Soldiers, family members and civilians Army-wide have felt the effects of the acts of terror committed at Fort Hood in November 2009 and those attempted at Fort Dix in 2007. Though the results might not seem obvious to all community members, Army security groups have responded to these and other terrorist attacks by promoting individual awareness and vigilance across posts worldwide. Whether it is a poster in the commissary, or required training for Soldiers, law enforcement officials are making it evident that the safety of any community is dependent on its members, as they are at the forefront in providing authorities with tips and information.

  • 2010 Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 1, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is an annual forum that brings together senior army leaders from Central Command's (CENTCOM's) area of responsibility (AOR) to discuss common challenges, exchange views and foster security cooperation throughout the region while simultaneously building trusted relationships with partner nations. This is the fifth symposium held and the theme for this year's symposium is <i>Multilateral Approaches to Regional Challenges</i>; it will consist of three panels focusing on:

  • 'Rock Force' repeats at post combatives tournament

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's postwide combatives championship had a new moniker. The result didn't change. The 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, claimed the team title at the inaugural MCoE Modern Army Combatives Tournament, its second straight post crown.

  • Judge orders hospital contract reinstated

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A federal judge has ordered the Army to reinstate the contract for Fort Benning's new hospital to the original bidder and not seek out another firm, according to a ruling unsealed July 16.

  • DoD changes child care fee policy

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense announced today the school year 2010/2011 child care fee policy. The policy will adjust fee ranges in child care programs across the services and will be implemented no later than Sept. 30, 2010. Changes will impact families who have children enrolled in DoD child development centers and school age care programs.

  • Butts Mill Farm

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Fun ... it's in our nature." That's an apt slogan for Butts Mill Farm, an 80-acre historic farm featuring a creek, walking trails, shady oak trees, animals and plenty of green space.

  • POW/MIA memorial to move to National Infantry Museum

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "It's a reminder there are still people out there who are prisoners of war, who are missing in action ... from every war," said CSM Richard Weik, president of the Fort Benning Sergeants Major Association, July 28 during the groundbreaking for the POW/MIA memorial.

  • An 'opportunity to grow'

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Superintendent Dell McMullen will receive the Georgia Pewter Cup at the Fort Benning Recognition of Excellence Breakfast and Awards Ceremony July 30. The award is both a gesture of thanks for 22 years of valued service to Fort Benning schools and a gift before parting - McMullen leaves July 31 for the Kaiserslautern school district in Germany.

  • Panel suggests changes in long-term defense planning

    Jul 30, 2010

    A panel has recommended broad changes to long-term Defense Department strategies and priorities, including funding a major recapitalization of equipment, revamping the personnel system and expanding the number of people serving in the Navy.

  • Army releases report on suicide, high-risk behavior

    Jul 29, 2010

    To curb suicides in the Army, commanders must pay more attention to junior Soldiers and to those who exhibit high-risk behavior, such as drug use or driving under the influence.