Archive: Jan 2007

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  • Afghanistan Briefing

    Jan 9, 2007

    MG Robert Durbin, Commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Abdul Hadir Khalid, First Deputy Minister for Security with the Afghan Ministry of Interior, provide an update on operations in Afghanistan.

  • Army Makes Adjustments to Future Force Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Jan 9, 2007

    The Army announced today that it is realigning its unmanned aerial assets to correspond better with future joint-force requirements and budgetary constraints. The Army is balancing competing priorities: the costs of war and reset, and the need to modernize the force. Consequently, the service will continue to improve Raven and Shadow Unmanned Aerial Systems, develop two of four classes of Future Combat Systems Unmanned Aerial Systems, and field the Extended Range/Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aerial Systems.

  • 2007 All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2007

    2007 All-American Bowl articles, images and video.

  • Freedom Team Salute Presents Awards During All-American Bowl Week

    Jan 9, 2007

    Not only is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl about football players and Soldiers, but is also about the invaluable contributions of the spouses, parents, veterans, and employers who support them.

  • VCSA Hosts Breakfast for 'Soldier Heroes' at the All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2007

    For the more than 80 'Soldier Heroes' who have been awarded a Bronze Star, Silver Star or Purple Heart, the buffet breakfast was good, but the company was great.

  • EOD Soldiers train Iraqi Army counterparts

    Jan 9, 2007

    Soldiers from the 18th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., assumed the role of mentor and observer to 15 troops from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division.

  • Caring for Wounded Soldiers

    Jan 9, 2007

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides medical care to injured troops. But there's more to taking care of America's wounded than simply treating their medical conditions. SGT Chris Higginbotham introduces us to a service member who supports troops outside the operating room.

  • Living Apart

    Jan 9, 2007

    Home is just not the same when someone you care for is far away. That feeling can be even worse when your loved one it deployed to a combat zone. AFN's Sean Patrick introduces us to an extraordinary woman in Vilseck, Germany who knows this feeling all too well.

  • Army Reserve families shine despite rain on Christmas day

    Jan 9, 2007

    The holidays are a special time for a lot of people around the world, but this past Christmas it had the additional meaning of special recognition from the National Football League's Miami Dolphins for family members of Army Reserve Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers, football stars "Remember the Titans"

    Jan 9, 2007

    One of the ongoing traditions leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star football game is the Boone-Yoast barbecue.

  • GEN Bell on North Korean Nuclear Tests

    Jan 9, 2007

    General Burwell Bell, Commander of U.S. Forces Korea, believes North Korea will conduct another nuclear test in the future.

  • Freedom Team Salute awards deserving supporters

    Jan 9, 2007

    Not only is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl about football players and Soldiers, but is also about the invaluable contributions of the spouses, parents, veterans, and employers who support them. Freedom Team Salute presented five awards to deserving supporters who showed exemplary support of the Army and the Soldiers during a ceremony on Friday.

  • All-American Bowl Visit / Physical Therapy

    Jan 9, 2007

    All-American Bowl players visit hospital and present check; Front Line Physical Therapy team.

  • Prescribed Burns

    Jan 9, 2007

    DPW at Fort Riley plans and conducts a prescribed burn on open prairie land to prevent fires, promote re-vegetation and provide habitat for endangered plant and animal species. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Vigilant Shield 2007 Exercises Troops on the Homeland Defense Mission

    Jan 9, 2007

    US Army North recently participated in Vigilant Shield '07, an exercise designed to test the Department of Defense's ability to response to an attack on the homeland. The exercise emphasized the synchronized response of various DOD agencies to a variety of homeland defense scenarios, including cyber attacks, border security breaches, missile defense operations and a nuclear accident.

  • Soldiers Spruce up Observation Point

    Jan 9, 2007

    Soldiers in Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment have taken up residence at Observation Point Trotter and have starting giving the rundown facility a much-needed facelift.

  • Army and Navy Work Hand-in-Hand Aboard IKE to Support Troops on the Ground

    Jan 9, 2007

    USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At sea aEUR" Two Soldiers deployed to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) in Al Udeid, Qatar, have joined the crew aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Dec. 31 as Ground Liaison Officers (GLOs).

  • New commander discusses challenges in Iraq

    Jan 9, 2007

    Gen. Ray Odierno said that stabilizing security in Iraq hinges on closing the gap between the people of Iraq and their fledgling government.

  • Street sweeper

    Jan 9, 2007

    Staff Sgt. William Parker, from the 19th Engineer Battalion, brushes up the streets of Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Dec. 22. His S150 Bobcat loader removes dirt covering previous mine holes, which will be filled with cement to make the route passable.

  • Taking cover

    Jan 9, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division provide security during a joint patrol in Latifiyah, Iraq.

  • Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno quote

    Jan 9, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander, Multinational Corps aEUR" Iraq, in a Jan. 8 interview.

  • Fly Army!

    Jan 9, 2007

    Soldiers from the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Logistical Support Area Anaconda, Iraq, are providing tremendous combat air support to coalition forces on the ground, and are giving the enemy no rest.

  • Soldiers Spruce Up Observation Point

    Jan 9, 2007

    While some soldiers in Iraq are swimming for exercise and enjoying a large dining facility, others are in more primitive areas where portable toilets are a luxury and two long tables provide the only dining area. Soldiers in Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment have taken up residence at Observation Point Trotter and have starting giving the rundown facility a much-needed facelift.

  • 2007 All-American Bowl Results

    Jan 8, 2007

    The results of the All-American Bowl game and what went on throughout the week.

  • Preparing to Jump

    Jan 8, 2007

    Airborne Soldiers are known for jumping out of planes into combat zones. Petty Officer Joe Ebalo reports from Vicenza, Italy on a group of "Sky Soldiers" who do more than just jump.

  • Giving Voices to Iraqi Dead

    Jan 8, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist Dr. Michael "Sonny" Trimble has gone to Iraq to gather and document accurate evidence and tell the story of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis allegedly murdered by Saddam Hussein.

  • MG David Ralston

    Jan 8, 2007

    Major General David Ralston, Commanding General U.S. Army Field Artillery School and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, talks with the TRADOC News Service about the future of field artillery in the U.S. Army. MG Ralston looks at some of the technological advancements and how they will help field artillery Soldiers play a more prominent role in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Retired Kentucky Guard Soldier Helps Expand Freedom Calls Program for Families

    Jan 8, 2007

    On the third Saturday in December, the Cats and Cards squared off once again in the commonwealth's most heated state rivalry, and many deployed Soldiers and their families were watching TVs, but not for the reason you would think.

  • Bowl Players Visit Kids / Physical Therapy

    Jan 8, 2007

    7th Annual All-American Bowl players visit children; Physical therapy teams on the front line.

  • Chief of Chaplains Brings Encouragement and Support

    Jan 8, 2007

    Maj. Gen. David H. Hicks, the Army chief of chaplains, visited Salerno Nov. 28, as part of a tour through Afghanistan and Iraq designed to bring support and encouragement to chaplains, chaplain's assistants and leaders at the battalion and brigade levels.

  • Task Force helps revitalize Iraq's industries

    Jan 8, 2007

    The industrial revitalization initiative is part of a sweeping plan to get Iraqis back to work, restore their livelihoods and jump-start Iraq's economic base.

  • New Land Warrior And Mounted Warrior Systems Digitize The Battlefield

    Jan 8, 2007

    Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier BG Mark Brown believes that "networking the battlefield" by providing Infantry soldiers with high-tech tools to plug into the digital battle command network is a critical step toward increasing soldiers' lethality, while reducing the risk of death or injury, fratricide and surprise enemy attacks.

  • Night watch

    Jan 8, 2007

    Sgt. Kenneth Labutis, from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, occupies a blocking position outside Abassi, Iraq, Dec. 20, as Soldiers with his unit conduct a mission in the town.

  • Happy antenna operator

    Jan 8, 2007

    Spc. Kerry Lampkin positions a satellite communications antenna during an operation to find weapons caches and known terrorists in the village of Malhah in Kirkuk Province, Iraq on Dec. 22. Lampkin is from the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Andrew J. Young Jr. quote

    Jan 8, 2007

    Andrew J. Young Jr., a former aide to the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., praised the U.S. military's culture of inclusiveness at an Army observance of King's upcoming birthday Jan. 5, at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

  • Hunting illegal militia

    Jan 8, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, along with Iraqi police, conduct a cordon and search Dec. 22, to find illegal militias in the Al Jara area of east Baghdad.

  • 277th Named Army's 'Top Aviation Battalion'

    Jan 8, 2007

    The 277th Aviation Support Battalion's Task Force Freedom was recognized by the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center as the "Top Army Aviation Battalion" and "Top Battalion in the Combat Service Support" category.

  • National Guard rescues people, cattle after severe storms

    Nov 18, 2011

    National Guard troops in eight states rescued people and hauled hay to livestock following a severe end-of-year winter storm.

  • Soldier-singer inspires nation's elite

    Jan 7, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Alvy Powell's bass-baritone voice inspires standing ovations in the world's elite opera houses, but his most recent high-profile performance allowed him to say goodbye to one of his biggest fans: President Gerald Ford.

  • 2007 All-American Bowl Imagery

    Jan 7, 2007

    America's best high school football players and more than 80 "Soldier-Heroes" shared a nationally-televised stage at the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome here. The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 24-7 in front of a record All-American Bowl crowd of 35,151.

  • West beats East in All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2007

    The East running back finds a hole during the first quarter of the "All-American" Bowl all-star football game that split the best players in the nation into East and West squads. The West team won the game 24 to 7 in front of a crowd of 35,151 fans.

  • PEO Soldier, Accessions Command unveil traveling exhibit

    Jan 7, 2007

    A new traveling exhibit designed to help connect the American public to the American Soldier was unveiled amid the pageantry of the Army's Fan Fiesta exhibition, culminating with the Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl high school all-star football contest played last Saturday at the Alamodome.

  • Army All-Americans recognized

    Jan 6, 2007

    Soldiers, players and Hall of Fame greats shared center stage to honor some of the nation's top high school football players during an awards dinner sponsored by the U.S. Army.

  • PEO Soldier and Accessions Command partner to unveil new traveling exhibit

    Jan 6, 2007

    A new traveling exhibit designed to help connect the American public to the American Soldier was unveiled amid the pageantry of the Army's Fan Fiesta exhibition, culminating with the Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl high school all-star football contest played last Saturday at the Alamodome.

  • Vice Chief Expresses Senior Army Leadership Disappointment in Letter Error

    Jan 6, 2007

    Gen. Richard Cody, the Army's Vice Chief of Staff, strongly voiced his frustration and disappointment on behalf of senior Army leaders. His frustration stems from a mass-mailing of a letter sent Dec. 26-28 to more than 5,100 Army officers who recently served, encouraging the former officers to consider returning to military service. "Every Army leader is just sick that this happened," he said Jan. 6.

  • Medical team sees nearly 1,500 Rwanda, Botswana patients

    Jan 5, 2007

    A withdrawn elderly man entered the makeshift optometry clinic tent in Rwanda hunched over nearly crawling so he could see the ground and avoid any obstacles on his way to the exam chair. But he walked out standing tall with a grin from ear to ear.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Repairs Generators in Germany

    Jan 5, 2007

    Letterkenny Army Depot is now repairing generators at the facility that will be the hub of all generator reset work in the European theater of operations.

  • 88 Soldiers Honored in Texas

    Jan 5, 2007

    88 Soldier heroes honored in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Hometown Heroes

    Jan 5, 2007

    The All-American Bowl celebrates hometown heroes.

  • Army seeks recommendations for Maneuver Center of Excellence patch, crest, motto

    Jan 5, 2007

    The Army is accepting design ideas through March 31 for the shoulder sleeve insignia, distinctive unit insignia and motto for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Soldier Show seeks musicians for 2007 tour

    Jan 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show seeks musicians for its 2007 tour.

  • Moving On

    Jan 4, 2007

    The 54th Engineer Battalion is home in Bamburg, Germany, after a year in Iraq. Some of them will leave again soon, to call another place "home." Army Sergeant David Wheeler explains.

  • Keeping in Touch with the Troops

    Jan 4, 2007

    Troops deployed in the war often rely on technology to stay in touch with loved ones; e-mail, instant messaging, and the occasional morale call home. But there's another way to communicate from Al Asad, Iraq. SSG David Baez reports.

  • Operation Locust

    Jan 4, 2007

    Hitting the streets to hunt insurgents in Iraq. Army Sergeant Eric Pahon followed coalition troops on a mission to track suspected terrorists in Samarra.

  • Staying alert

    Jan 4, 2007

    Sgt. Jonathan Goldstein, from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, advances cautiously through Al Naumyah village in the volatile Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

  • Extending a courtesy

    Jan 4, 2007

    Capt. Robert Erdman (right) and 1st Lt. Jeff Harris, 40th Cavalry Regiment, explain to Sheik Ishmael Kaleel Gomar Al Dulayani what was found in houses belonging to members of his tribe during a cordon and search in Hawr Rajab, Baghdad.

  • Army All-American Bowl Players Present Check to Rehab Center

    Jan 4, 2007

    A small group representing some of the top high school athletes in the country took time away from preparing for the All-American Bowl to spend time with children who are going through tough times.

  • New year brings transition, change to Iraq

    Jan 4, 2007

    Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV said that despite the notable achievements the Iraqi people made in 2006, key challenges still lie ahead.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. quote

    Jan 4, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and the 1st Cavalry Division, in a New Year's message to his Soldiers.

  • Army vets help Iraqi farmers

    Jan 4, 2007

    Soldiers in Iraq are helping farmers care for their livestock.

  • Recent Iraqi Police graduates begin working in Baqubah

    Jan 4, 2007

    About 125 Iraqi police officers, assigned to various units in the Baqubah area, graduated from the first Iraqi Police Training Academy in Baqubah, Dec. 24.

  • A long, tortuous patrol

    Jan 4, 2007

    Soldiers from the Connecticut Army National Guard patrolled a rugged region of Afghanistan between Bagram and Gandar in late December.

  • Troops capture 13 terror suspects

    Jan 4, 2007

    Elements of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, captured 13 suspected insurgents and recovered several weapons as Operation Arrowhead Strike III continued Jan. 3 in a northwestern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital.

  • All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2007

    Army Bowl week kicks off in San Antonio, Texas; event updates.

  • Prescribed Burns

    Jan 4, 2007

    Controlled fires are used as tool to maintain training lands at Fort Riley.

  • Ford laid to rest

    Jan 4, 2007

    Former President Gerald R. Ford was laid to rest Jan. 3, at his presidential museum and library in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Physical therapy team comes to frontline

    Jan 4, 2007

    A traveling physical therapy team treats Soldiers and Iraqis with back, ankle and knee injuries.

  • Caldwell: Iraqi government will control its ground forces by year's end

    Jan 4, 2007

    The Iraqi government will have command-and-control of all of its ground forces by the end of 2007.

  • A big plumbing job

    Jan 4, 2007

    Soldiers from the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division examine a damaged pipe at Water Access Point 2 near Baghdad, Dec. 28. Soldiers pumped more than 50,000 gallons of water out of the access point.

  • Play time

    Jan 4, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Brock Hutzler, from the Illinois Army National Guard, stops to play with Iraqi children in Al Hamzah, during a joint patrol with Polish soldiers in December.

  • Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV quote

    Jan 4, 2007

    Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman, at a Jan. 3 news conference in Baghdad.

  • Army Bowl Week

    Jan 3, 2007

    2007 US Army All-American Bowl highlights.

  • Cleaning House

    Jan 3, 2007

    U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, prepare to enter a home and conduct searches in a compound during a two-day convoy that started on Dec. 11, 2006.

  • 'Cuppa Joes' brings home to Soldiers at Camp Striker

    Jan 3, 2007

    Soldiers at Camp Striker can get free coffee in a relaxed setting at the newly opened "Cuppa Joes."

  • Commissaries ring up increased savings for military families

    Jan 3, 2007

    Commissary customers are ringing in the new year with record-breaking savings.

  • First Team aviation troops tally $1 million in bonuses

    Jan 3, 2007

    Nearly three months into its Iraq deployment, the Cavalry Division's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade is looking like a million bucks.

  • Al Noor Radio Station Opens Doors, Gives Chance For Free Speech

    Jan 3, 2007

    In a city where there is no means for releasing information to its people, coalition forces have developed a project to give the people a chance at free speech.

  • Stryker Brigade Reunites in Baghdad

    Jan 3, 2007

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division headquarters, and two of its battalions, trekked from Mosul to Baghdad over a two-day period recently, performing combat operations along the way.

  • Raids in Iraq yield terrorists, terror leaders, weapons

    Jan 3, 2007

    Nine terrorists, including an al-Qaeda leader, were killed during raids conducted by coalition forces in Baghdad.

  • Soldiers keep aircraft fueled and flying

    Jan 3, 2007

    Soldiers in Iraq provide a valuable service refueling aircraft.

  • Protection for police

    Jan 3, 2007

    Soldiers from the 618th Engineer Company put the finishing touches on a new guard tower at a new Iraqi police station in Siniyah in December.

  • Cool shades

    Jan 3, 2007

    An Iraqi child tries on Spc. Taryn Emery's sunglasses during a humanitarian mission in Qaryat Al Majarrah. Emery is with 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment.

  • President George W. Bush quote

    Jan 3, 2007

    President George W. Bush's 2007 New Year's Day Message

  • Physical therapy comes to front line

    Jan 3, 2007

    Day in and day out, troops patrol the streets and countryside of Iraq for hours at a time; many carrying up to 100 pounds of gear. Over time, this excessive wear on the troops may lead to back or other injuries later on in life.

  • Bush: Ford's resolve, integrity led U.S. through turbulent times

    Jan 3, 2007

    Former President Gerald R. Ford was a man of strength and integrity who led America through the aftermath of Watergate and the end of the Vietnam War.

  • Authors remember Ford's courage during fire in WWII

    Jan 3, 2007

    In December 1944, Gerald R. Ford, then a Navy lieutenant, was a gunnery officer on the light aircraft carrier, which was providing air cover for the second wave of the Philippines invasion as part of Adm. William Halsey's Third Fleet.

  • FOLLOWING THE SHADOW

    Jan 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Spc. Larry Kirkman, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, walks a Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle off the runway following a mission at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2006.

  • Kicking Up Dust

    Jan 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Soldiers prepare to be extracted from the area by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after conducting an air assault mission in Kif, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2006. The Soldiers are with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet.

  • 82nd to Deploy / BCT Conversion

    Jan 2, 2007

    82nd to deploy; BCT conversions.

  • Refueling Point Keeps Aircraft Running

    Jan 2, 2007

    Aircraft play a vital role in accomplishing missions in Iraq. They ferry troops and equipment, provide fire support for embattled Soldiers, and gather priceless intelligence on enemy activities. But without fuel to keep their rotor blades spinning, those birds would be little more than useless lumps of metal dotting the flightlines of military bases across Iraq.

  • Never Falter

    Jan 2, 2007

    The Pentagon Channel takes a look at the Army's Old Guard. See what it takes to join one of the most competitive regiments in the US military.

  • Bonds between U.S., Iraqi troops strengthen during operation

    Jan 2, 2007

    Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers conducted operations in the Taji Market north of the Iraqi capital Dec. 28.

  • Helping in Panama

    Jan 2, 2007

    At the request of the Panamanian government, Soldiers and other servicemembers assisted with rescue and recovery work, following flooding and mudslides in the northern part of the country in November and December.

  • Col. Bob Pricone quote

    Jan 2, 2007

    Col. Robert P. Pricone, commander, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Jan. 2.

  • Pakistan shares information with Afghan, U.S. NCOs

    Jan 2, 2007

    U.S. and Afghan noncommissioned officers toured the Pakistan Army's Junior Leader Academy in Shinkiari, Pakistan, Dec. 28 during the second day of an exchange program tour.

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