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  • 41 Miss Georgia contestants visit Sand Hill

    May 22, 2009

    When basic trainees arrived at a Sand Hill obstacle course Saturday, they were greeted with a surprise - 41 Miss Georgia pageant contestants.

  • Benning paintballer group seeks more players

    May 22, 2009

    The sting of a paintball doesn't intimidate SPC Jason Scott. "Paintball is a sport for those who love an adrenaline rush - you get bumps and bruises, but it's worth it," said Scott, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment. "You go out and hunt other players knowing they are just as sneaky as you are."

  • Bernheim Dental Clinic closes for renovations, Love takes in 4,000 more patients

    May 22, 2009

    A few weeks after the closure of Bernheim Dental Clinic, the staff of Love Dental Clinic continues to adjust to the influx of Soldiers coming through its doors. "There are challenges for Soldiers getting an exam in a timely manner," said COL Mark McDonald, commander of Fort Benning's DENTAC.

  • Imax offers viewers bigger picture, better sound

    May 22, 2009

    The Imax Theatre at Patriot Park beckons moviegoers to immerse themselves in the larger-than-life action of Hollywood hits this summer. The Dark Knight will run a final weekend at Imax before the theater kicks off a summer filled with big-name movies such as Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D, Star Trek, Night at the Museum 2 and Transformers 2.

  • Officials to monitor flow at ACP1

    May 22, 2009

    Garrison officials don't anticipate fallout from the upcoming change at Access Control Point 1 on Lumpkin Road, but they'll continue monitoring traffic flow and adjust as needed. Starting June 1, the gate will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will remain closed on weekends and holidays.

  • Ulibarri honored, new top enlisted Soldier assumes post

    May 22, 2009

    Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Infantry Center swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Monday. CSM Earl Rice took over the position from CSM Joe Ulibarri during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Benning Conference Center. Ulibarri retired Tuesday after 27 years on active duty.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • Race aids in team selection for Armywide competition

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Rucker Soldiers vied for a spot on the post 10-miler team May 16, as they competed in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 10-mile run.

  • Hammerhead Brigade Completes Hammer Focus

    May 21, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division completed Hammer Focus, the brigade's largest field training event at Fort Benning, Ga., May 18.

  • 1/15 Inf. Regt. Soldiers Represent 3rd ID in Best Ranger Competition

    May 20, 2009

    Four Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took it upon themselves to represent their battalion, brigade and division in the 26th Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, May 8.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Hammer Focus prepares 3HBCT, 3ID for NTC and future deployment.

    May 20, 2009

    "Hammer Focus is like our Super Bowl," said 1st Sgt. Quentin Fenderson, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment. "Since January, we have been going through everything from small-arms qualification, our gunnery tables and company level training exercises. Hammer Focus brings that all together."

  • NCO shares his love of the Army with school children

    May 20, 2009

    As seventh graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essenbager Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to make of it.

  • Walt Disney World retreat brings 76 1-15 families closer together

    May 20, 2009

    "We had two goals for the retreat, one was to provide couples an opportunity to bond and become equipped with the knowledge and wisdom for a better marriage, and two, for the couples and families to have a great time," said Jeon.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Snipers test rifle capabilities

    May 15, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab tested a new long-range weapon system this week on Griswold Range. Twelve Soldiers from across the Army, including the Army Marksmanship Unit, National Guard Sniper School and Experimental Force, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, participated in the experiment, which concludes today.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • Perdue visits post, signs education bills for children

    May 15, 2009

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Freedom Hall May 7 to sign two bills to ease military children's transitions between schools as they move because of their parents' service.

  • Soldiers team up with students through PIE

    May 15, 2009

    "This was the best field day by far," said fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thorne, who coordinated the event for Georgetown Elementary School. The difference was the 23 Soldiers in the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, partners in education with the school, she said.

  • Air Force wins at chess tournament

    May 15, 2009

    PFC Pieta Garrett, 23, of Fort Polk, La., took the top individual spot Thursday during the four-day Inter-service Chess Tournament at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. The tournament brought 20 service members of all branches to post for a seven-round Swiss-system tournament.

  • 4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

    May 15, 2009

    Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards.

  • Fort Benning to get new commander

    May 12, 2009

    The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 3

    May 11, 2009

    Video coverage of Day 3 of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Produced by Fort Benning Public Affairs.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Twenty-four teams take to the water in Day 3 of the Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2009

    Only 24 of the 49 teams that started the 26th annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Friday remained in the running Sunday when the helocast and swim portion began on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 2

    May 10, 2009

    Day 2 video coverage of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • After day 1, 26 teams in running for Best Ranger

    May 9, 2009

    Twenty-six of 49 teams remain as the 2009 Best Ranger Competition heads into day two. Following a night of road marching, night stakes and combat training tasks overflowing into the late morning today, SFC Blake Simms and SFC Chad Stackpole, of 4th Ranger Training Brigade, were leading the pack with 1197 points.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 1

    May 8, 2009

    Day 1 video coverage from the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Best Ranger Team Photos available on Flickr

    May 8, 2009

  • Best Ranger competition kicks off; 4 Soldiers compete while on mid-tour leave from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    The Army's best gather annually at Fort Benning, Ga., for the ultimate challenge, the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.

  • Fort Benning TV Outlets Observe 1/10 FA Training

    May 7, 2009

    Every television station that covers Fort Benning and the greater Columbus area was in attendance for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Media Day at Fort Benning, April 28.

  • Iraqi General Visits 3HBCT at Fort Benning

    May 7, 2009

    The Iraqi Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Training visited Fort Benning to observe American troops training for future deployments, April 24.

  • Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2009

    Two-man teams will compete this weekend in the Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning.

  • FM 3-07.1: Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

  • Basic trainees build confidence 45 feet up

    May 1, 2009

    "You're not going to fall," said SFC Tomas Avey to more than 220 basic trainees gathered in front of Eagle Tower Monday. Avey, a drill sergeant with E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated how to rappel down the 45-foot tower. Halfway down the tower, he let go of his rope to show the Soldiers that no matter what happened, they wouldn't fall.

  • Loyd students turn 'trash' to 'treasure'

    May 1, 2009

    Forget Milan and Paris - Fort Benning residents need look no further than their own backyard to find high fashion. When students at Loyd Elementary took part in the school's eighth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Parade, they turned hallways into runways as they showcased costumes made of recycled materials.

  • New gateway at I-185 planned for Fort Benning

    May 1, 2009

    The main entrance to post on I-185 will no longer be just a gate but a gateway. "Fort Benning is the premier training installation in the Army; you should know that when you're driving onto it," said Jay Brown, former Base Realignment and Closure manager.

  • Salute to the South hearkens back to earlier era

    May 1, 2009

    "We're trying to turn back time a little bit," said Shannon Beck, marketing director for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "We have hula hoop contests, fishing games, hayrides, spoon races ... old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss, sack races, a watermelon eating contest, and we have six bands playing country and bluegrass music," she said. "It's really just to pay homage to everything Southern."

  • Soldiers, family members walk for March of Dimes

    May 1, 2009

    When 100 Soldiers and family members from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion met at Northside High School Saturday morning to walk, their steps helped more than just their fitness levels.

  • No cause for alarm with H1N1 flu

    May 1, 2009

    Though the H1N1 flu outbreak currently sweeping through Mexico and parts of the U.S. has brought influenza outbreaks to the forefront in the past week, Fort Benning's Preventive Medicine Office has been hard at work all season long to protect troops and their families before influenza viruses have a chance to take hold.

  • Curator moves artifacts

    May 1, 2009

    With 48 days left until the opening of the National Infantry Museum, curator Mike Criscillis and his team are continuing to catalog, pack and identify items that will either be displayed or stored in their new location just outside the access control point on Fort Benning Boulevard.

  • Interservice Chess Tournament hosted at Benning for first time

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Benning will host the Interservice Chess Tournament Sunday through May 9 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. Service members will compete for the top six spots and a shot at the NATO Chess Championship June 15-19 in Hammelburg, Germany.

  • AC prepares to hand over responsibility

    May 1, 2009

    When asked who has inspired him during the nearly two years he has served as Fort Benning's assistant commandant, BG Lloyd "Milo" Miles doesn't point to examples of history book legends or decorated generals - he finds inspiration within the barracks of Sand Hill.

  • 60th Engineers deploy

    May 1, 2009

    The 60th Engineer Company (Vertical), 11th Engineer Battalion, deployed Sunday from Freedom Hall. Before beginning the 15-hour flight to Afghanistan, the unit stopped at Fort Knox, Ky., to pick up the 76th Engineer Company.

  • New Infantry Center top NCO selected

    May 1, 2009

    "CSM Earl Rice is one of the most highly regarded NCO leaders in our Army," said Barbero, who served with Rice during two previous assignments, including a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rice also served as Barbero's command sergeant major at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve with him again," Barbero said.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Tillinghurst offers free ESL classes

    Apr 28, 2009

    When Daniela Cook moved from Germany to America 22 years ago as the wife of a Soldier, she knew little English. Even the English she studied in school was different from actually living in the country, said Cook, who teaches English as a second language at the Tillinghurst Adult Education Center, a program of Muscogee County Schools, in Columbus.

  • Post plans changes to recycling program

    Apr 28, 2009

    Beginning May 1, Fort Benning recycling facilities will no longer accept glass and tin cans.

  • NCO honored as a "Hometown Hero"

    Apr 28, 2009

    For one weekend, Silver Star recipient SSG John J. Zamarripa, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, put his Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course study material aside to represent the Army in a different mission - the Army recruiting mission.

  • Change in motorcycle policy reflects 'force protection' focus

    Apr 28, 2009

    Fort Benning's motorcycle policy has changed. All Soldiers who ride motorcycles must have their chain of command's approval and complete a motorcycle safety course on post.

  • Gold Star Wives offers 'sisterly' help

    Apr 28, 2009

    "We're sisters, that's all there is to it," said Sandra Robertson, a 40-year member of Gold Star Wives.

  • Superintendent receives excellence award

    Apr 28, 2009

    Dr. Dell McMullen received the National Excellence in Education Award in March from AdvancED, an accreditation organization that includes DDESS. McMullen, superintendent of the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools for the Georgia and Alabama district, was nominated by several of her colleagues for her leadership and hands-on involvement during the past 15 years with Fort Benning schools.

  • Soldiers compete in All-Army basketball trial camp

    Apr 28, 2009

    Soldiers from across the United States and as far away as Korea are at Fort Benning until May 9, competing in the All-Army men's basketball trial camp.

  • 60th Engineers set to deploy

    Apr 28, 2009

    Alexandra Trujillo, 8, holds up signs for her father, WO1 Cipriano Trujillo, Monday at the 60th Engineer CompanyAca,!a,,cs deployment ceremony.

  • Post to get new deputy

    Apr 28, 2009

    COL Bryan R. Owens will assume the responsibility of Fort Benning's deputy commander May 11 from BG Milo Miles, whose next assignment is in Iraq, training the Iraqi force.

  • Wounded warriors take on Rocky Mountains

    Apr 27, 2009

    Nearly 400 disabled veterans and injured Soldiers participated in a winter sports clinic earlier this month in Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen, Colo.

  • Sisters on the battlefiled

    Apr 27, 2009

    A helpful part of any deployment is a stable support group. Some Soldiers turn to friends within their unit for this support. Others are lucky enough to have a family member in country with them.

  • Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention

    Apr 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's new Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention will seek to make rapid improvements in the Army's existing health promotion and risk reduction programs, systems, and processes with a goal of reducing suicides and improving the mental, physical and spiritual health of the Army community. The Army Vice Chief of Staff's Suicide Prevention Council comprised of representatives from across the Army staff will implement the campaign plan. In support of the overall campaign plan, the Army Suicide Prevention Council will be empowered to review Army doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel and facilities that are connected to health promotion, risk reduction and suicide prevention to ensure the Army is optimizing its resources to promote Army wellness.

  • Army chief visits Horn of Africa

    Apr 27, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said he was "staggered" at the number of missions on the Horn of Africa as he visited Camp Lemonier for the first time, April 23.

  • Sustainers, PRT bring joy to Iraqi kids

    Apr 27, 2009

    MUTHANNA PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition Soldiers from the 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted two civil military operation missions here April 13, bringing the joy of toys and school supplies to over 225 Iraqi children.

  • Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise begins in the Philippines

    Apr 24, 2009

    Balikatan 2009 jumped off to a running start as Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, joined together with Filipino soldiers from the 49th Infantry Battalion at Fort Magsaysay military reservation, four hours from the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • Spouses' career program expanded

    Apr 24, 2009

    A new career program that provides up to $6,000 for a military spouse's education and training has been expanded Army wide.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.

  • Iraqi, Afghan find home in U.S. Army

    Apr 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, when Balsam, an Army private, graduated from Basic Combat Training with his fellow Soldiers of Fort Jackson's 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, it was the third time he had completed military training.

  • Campaign will take holistic approach to solve suicide problem

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Army's battle to reduce suicide in its ranks took on a new urgency last week as Army leaders launched the "Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Campaign Plan."

  • Joint patrols help keep Sadr City safe

    Apr 24, 2009

    Sunlight is fading in Sadr City as Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, along with Iraqi Soldiers move down streets lined with houses in an effort to keep the city safer.

  • Night mission opens Khadra neighborhood

    Apr 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In an effort to boost area improvement, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi Security Forces to move concrete barriers in the Khadra neighborhood of northwest Baghdad in the early hours of April 20.

  • Army, Marine Corps juggle high demands for ground forces

    Apr 24, 2009

    With U.S. military members serving in more than 120 countries throughout the world as well as meeting requirements for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, ground forces are stretched thin, senior military officials told Congress yesterday.

  • Iraqis, Soldiers Respond to Vehicle Collision

    Apr 24, 2009

    A day like any other day for several Soldiers serving with the 607th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, instantly halted, as local Iraqis and U.S. military Soldiers took action to administer medical aid to injured Iraqis at a moments notice.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • New playgroup focuses on positive interaction

    Apr 17, 2009

    Parents of young children often have a lot on their plate - in between diaper changes, errands, work or military training, it can be difficult to find a spare moment to focus on their child's development. That's why Fort Benning's New Parent Support Program has launched a new playgroup to give parents of children 3 and younger time to interact and connect with their children.

  • Fort Benning singer gives spouses a voice

    Apr 17, 2009

    Sarah Hockridge has spent her life using her voice - as a child who loved to sing, as a college music major, and as a staple on the New York coffee shop circuit. Today, she uses her voice for a cause close to her heart - putting words to the experiences of military spouses.

  • Federal Employees' Week begins April 27

    Apr 17, 2009

    Federal Employees' Week is April 27-30 on Fort Benning. The week will include a variety of workshops designed to help federal employees with personal and professional development.

  • Friday's tornadoes wreak havoc

    Apr 17, 2009

    Nine tornadoes were sighted Friday during the severe thunderstorm that passed through Georgia. Five others were reported in Russell and Lee counties, the nearest in Seale, Ala. Most of the damage on Fort Benning is related to high winds and flooding, although one tornado touched down on the southeastern border of the installation near Cusseta, Ga.

  • Army launches official blog, Facebook page

    Apr 16, 2009

    This week the Army not only launched an official blog portal, but also an Army fan page on Facebook.

  • Fort Benning's Drill Sergeant of the Year to be recognized at the Columbus Lion's Military

    Apr 16, 2009

    Fort Benning's Drill Sergeant of the Year, Staff Sergeant Michael F. Johnston from Charlie Company 2nd Battalion 58th Infantry Regiment will be honored during the Columbus Lions Military Appreciation Night April 18, 2009 at the Columbus Civic Center.

  • Soldiers' newest GI Bill exceeds tuition assistance, also benefits dependents

    Apr 16, 2009

    Officially known as the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008" by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), was signed by President Bush on June 30, 2008. It will be published as Army policy by the end of April 2009, and will become effective August 1, 2009.

  • Army couple reaffirms commitment to serve

    Apr 15, 2009

    Spc. Bradley Tollberg, a scout in the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and his wife, Spc. Sadie Tollberg, the nuclear, biological and chemical clerk for Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, reenlisted together in front of the 3rd HBCT's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial on Fort Benning, April 9.

  • U.S., French, Afghan forces team up to bring aid to Afghan villages

    Apr 15, 2009

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. forces participated with French and Afghan forces recently in three days of humanitarian missions to bring medical treatment and necessary supplies to residents of isolated villages here.

  • Gates aims to speed delivery of helicopter pilots, crews

    Apr 15, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today stopped here to find out how fast the home of Army aviation could expand training operations. His visit came on the heels of his announcement that the proposed fiscal year 2010 defense budget would earmark $500 million to speed the delivery of helicopter pilots and crews to the battlefield.

  • A Soldier's return to Iraq finds dramatic improvement on the roads of Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    Stayrook, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is currently serving his second tour in Iraq as a convoy security commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment. Stayrook witnessed first-hand some dramatic changes in the life and security of Iraq.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

    Apr 14, 2009

    Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

  • U.S. forces add farm supplies to Iraqi aid missions

    Apr 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As the planting season gets under way in Iraq, U.S. forces there are adding agriculture supplies to regular humanitarian outreach efforts they conduct with Iraqi forces.

  • NCO publishes poetry book 'From Within' while deployed

    Apr 12, 2009

    Sgt. JoAnna Menzie Davis, the NCOIC of awards for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, set some personal goals during her deployment here - one of which included publishing a book of poetry.

  • British and American Soldiers partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    Apr 11, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts.

  • Army releases March suicide data

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Army released suicide data for March April 10, reporting 13 potential suicides during the month. All 13 cases are currently under investigation to confirm the cause of death.

  • In a safer Iraq, Daggers keep guard up

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Rocky Marciano, a World War II veteran became a legendary boxer with an impressive record of 49 victories and zero losses because of his training.

  • Obama's speech resonates with Troops

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After an unannounced visit from President Barack Obama April 7, his first visit to Iraq since his inauguration, Soldiers in attendance at al-Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex recall what was said and are renewed with motivation to continue to put the Iraqi people back in charge of their country.

  • Coalition forces' word builds solid foundation at local school

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Coalition forces, school officials and students took part in a ceremony April 5, at Michal al-Hurria, a small school in Abu Ghraib, to honor the hard work of Coalition forces who were instrumental in renovating the school.

  • Month of the Military Child: Teens have impact on future Army policies

    Apr 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - The Army is a machine made up of many parts run by the highest officials in Washington. Funding a program takes an act of Congress; deploying Soldiers, an act of the President. But at the USAG Benelux, a 13-year-old boy is influencing decision makers on issues that could impact the Department of Defense.

  • Soldiers on Profile Aim to Heal, Return to Duty

    Apr 9, 2009

    3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers on profile work to gain back health, strength, and return to regular duty.

  • TRADOC commander visits Fort Sill

    Apr 9, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talks with lieutenants in the Basic Officer Leader Course II April 8, at the Thompson Hill range at Fort Sill, Okla. Dempsey visited the fort April 8-9 for an orientation to its missions. He has been the TRADOC commander at Fort Monroe, Va., since December 2008.

  • Chef Lagasse takes on Mission MRE challenge

    Apr 9, 2009

  • 289th MP Company run Capitol Hill M4 range

    Apr 9, 2009

    Link to a News Channel 8 Story on The Old Guard's participation in Army Day on Capitol Hill.

  • Strength in Diversity

    Apr 9, 2009

    This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come together to become stronger than any one ingredient alone. The melting pot brings us together and changes us into a stronger people.

  • Coalition, Iraqis 'jazz up' Ziggurat

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The smooth sounds of keyboard, drums and saxophone echoed off the walls of the 5,000-year-old Ziggurat of Ur at a concert here April 1.

  • Bara'ia families receive food, water and farming supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from the Spartan platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, delivered several cases of Halal meals to families in the neighborhood.

  • Obama praises troops during surprise visit to Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    In a surprise visit to Iraq today, President Barack Obama declared to troops in Baghdad that now is the time for Iraqis "to take responsibility for their country."

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