Archive: Oct 2007

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  • Above and Beyond

    Oct 10, 2007

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced the establishment of the Aca,!A"Above and Beyond Citizen HonorsAca,!A? initiative in an early morning press conference in Washington DC Tuesday. Several members of the Medal of Honor Society were joined by retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Colin Powell, and NFL great Tiki Barber as they made the announcement from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

  • 2007 Best Warriors Announced at AUSA

    Oct 10, 2007

    The 2007 Best Warriors were announced by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston at AUSA.

  • 6-9 ARS says 'Goodbye' to fallen heroes

    Oct 10, 2007

    MUQDADIYA, Iraq (Oct. 7, 2007) -- Aca,!A"This loss cuts deep and is still extremely painful for all of us,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Keith Gogas, commander of 6-9 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, about the death of five of his Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

  • Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. quote

    Oct 10, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., in his keynote address at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting's Eisenhower Luncheon.

  • Army 10-Miler

    Oct 10, 2007

    Volunteers area vital component to an event like the Army ten mile race. Staff Sgt. Dan Wiltshire introduces us to one such special lady.

  • Fish pond a tranquil refuge for some Taji troops

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The sound of fish jumping and splashing around captured the attention of those present at the pond, taking them away from the gun fire in the distance. The pond, surrounded by various trees, provides Soldiers here with an oasis needed from the reality they face daily.

  • 'Grey Wolf' FA Battery Rises to the Top

    Oct 10, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (September 13, 2007) Aca,!" It is not every day a unit in the U.S. Army achieves one of the highest standards set in relation to their specific mission, and even raises the bar on those standards while deployed to Iraq. But when a unit does, whether formally recognized or not, there is a sense of accomplishment among the team.

  • Army Chief of Staff Sees Future of 'Persistent Conflict'

    Oct 10, 2007

    In his keynote address at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting's Eisenhower Luncheon, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, said he foresees decades of persistent conflict, but expects the Army to rise to the challenge.

  • Ironhorse troopers celebrate 100 days left

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division celebrated what they hope signifies their final 100 days of their 15-month deployment during a party here Oct. 6.

  • Air Cav celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered Oct. 6 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Quick reaction helps pilots thwart attack

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" For the past year, Apache pilots from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade have conducted countless reconnaissance missions in search of roadside bombs and mortar systems aimed toward forward operating bases or Iraqi neighborhoods.

  • 'Garryowen' troopers continue building relationships Iraqis near Taji

    Oct 10, 2007

    TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Aca,!A"GarryowenAca,!A? Cavalry Regiment, who work out of a nearby Coalition outpost, are continuing to reach out in operations to build relationships and trust with the people in the areas they patrol here.

  • MND-B Commander in southern Baghdad

    Oct 10, 2007

    MND-B Commander in southern Baghdad

  • Soldiers, Salhiyah NAC reopen Omar Muktar Boys' School

    Oct 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Soldiers from Troop A, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and members of the Salhiyah Neighborhood Advisory Council were on hand at the Omar Muktar BoysAca,!a,,c School Oct. 4, to take part in the grand opening of their most recent project.

  • Supporting Soldiers

    Oct 10, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presents a Freedom Team Salute Commendation to Holly Petraeus, wife of Multinational Force Aca,!" Iraq Commander Gen. David H. Petraeus, on Oct. 9 during the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army. An Army "brat" and Army spouse of 32 years, Mrs. Petraeus received the commendation for her support to Soldiers. Freedom Team Salute is an official program sponsored by the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff. The ceremony was also attended by Sterling K. Brown, cast member of Lifetime TVAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Army Wives.Aca,!A?

  • Army 10-Miler in Kosovo

    Oct 10, 2007

    More than 250 runners from 24 countries took part in the Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, version of the Army 10-Miler on Oct. 7. Cpl. Gerry Wercky, 36, from the Belgian contingent of the Kosovo Force, was the top finisher with a time of 1:00.22. Master Sgt. James Kotwicki, 38, of the 29th Infantry Division was the top U.S. finisher with a time of 1:07:02 and a 10th place finish overall. Approximately 1,500 U.S. Soldiers and Airmen are assigned to KFORAca,!a,,cs Multi-National Task Force (East) at Camp Bondsteel for the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

  • Chief Sees Future of `Persistent Conflict'

    Oct 9, 2007

    In his keynote address at the Association of the United States Army Annual MeetingAca,!a,,cs Eisenhower Luncheon, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. said he foresees decades of persistent conflict, but expects the Army to rise to the challenge.

  • Army Unit from Fort Hood Announced for Iraq Rotation in Summer 2008

    Oct 9, 2007

    The Army confirmed the Department of Defense announcement Oct. 9 sending Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, to Iraq as part of a normal rotation of forces. The "Cobras" will deploy in the summer of 2008 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • America's Army: Modernization Maintains Momentum

    Oct 9, 2007

    A panel of senior Army leaders discussed the objectives and way forward for Aca,!A"Army Modernization Aca,!" Maintaining MomentumAca,!A? at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting today.

  • Army Focuses on Soldiers' Families at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Mr. Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey put Army Families center stage Oct. 8 in speeches at the Association of the United States Army convention. To renew their commitment to Army Families, Mr. Geren and Gen. Casey introduced The Army Family Covenant.

  • Army Turns over Ballistic Missiles to the Air Force and NASA

    Oct 9, 2007

    The launch of Sputnik by the USSR on October 4, 1957 shocked the United States and had it scrambling to match the achievement.

  • Army Wife Loses 100 Pounds, Gains New Life

    Oct 9, 2007

    SheAca,!a,,cs traveled the world in support of her husbandAca,!a,,cs military career and the U.S. Army. But she wanted to be more than just the supportive spouse.

  • 2007 AUSA Keynote Address

    Oct 9, 2007

    General Sullivan - Chief - thank you for your kind words. From the time you entered Norwich University as a cadet in 1955, you've served our nation with distinction. You've commanded every level, including the Big Red one, two tours of Vietnam, six years of senior Army leadership at the Office of the Pentagon, and Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

  • Army Racer Qualifies First, Takes First-Round Loss

    Oct 9, 2007

    After qualifying number one on Saturday, Tony "the Sarge" Schumacher was leveled by 16th-place qualifier, Morgan Lucas, in the opening round of action Sunday in the Torco Racing Fuels Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

  • Boot Camp Iraqi Style

    Oct 9, 2007

    U.S. and Iraqi noncommissioned officers supervise the training of Iraqi soldiers at an Iraqi army compound in Mahmudiyah.

  • New Policy Gives Top NCOs More Choices

    Oct 9, 2007

    Changing the way the Army selects, trains, promotes and assigns sergeants majors and command sergeants majors is all about flexibility and choice, officials said.

  • Defensive Training for Chemical Attack

    Oct 9, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division near Camp Ramadi, Iraq, train to survive a chemical attack. While such an attack is not anticipated, Soldiers routinely train for it just in case.

  • Envisioning Success

    Oct 9, 2007

    Competitor Sgt. Sadat Allhasan takes a moment after zeroing to get himself in the right mind set prior to the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4. Photo by T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Army Changing Selection, Assignment Policy for Top NCOs

    Oct 9, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston unveiled the newest modernization effort for the U.S. Army enlisted force during a meeting with senior non-commissioned officers today at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition.

  • CSM/SGM Utilization and Management System

    Oct 9, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and Sgt. Maj. Michael Croom of Army G-1, discuss the new Command Sergeant Major and Sergeant Major Utilization and Management System.

  • AUSA Theme Announced

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomes attendees to AUSA and outlines the Army's new theme "America's Army: Strength of the Nation."

  • Secretary of the Army Geren's Welcome Speech at AUSA

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary Geren welcomes attendees to AUSA and outlines the Army's new theme. Jini Ryan reports on the opening ceremony.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete M. Geren quote

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete M. Geren, at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, Oct. 8.

  • Army Family Strong

    Oct 9, 2007

    Families are strong. Army Families are ARMY STRONG.

  • Spc. Heyz T. Seeker quote

    Oct 9, 2007

    Spc. Heyz T. Seeker, the Army's top Soldier at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Seifert, Spc. Seeker Named Army's Best Warriors

    Oct 8, 2007

    In AmericaAca,!a,,cs best Army ever, two Soldiers now have bragging rights as Aca,!A"best of the best.Aca,!A?

  • Warrior Transition Units at Center of Army Medical Action Plan

    Oct 8, 2007

    The Army is establishing 32 Aca,!A"Warrior Transition UnitsAca,!A? at major installations across the force to streamline care for wounded Soldiers, a panel told those at today's annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • AUSA Opens With Pledge to Army Families

    Oct 8, 2007

    The annual convention of the Association of the United States Army kicked off here today with emphasis on America's Army as Aca,!A"The Strength of the NationAca,!A? and promises by leadership to do Army Families right.

  • Gen. Casey Calls Strong Families the Key to a Strong Force

    Oct 8, 2007

    The Army is committed to building and maintaining strong Families, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during the first Family Forum of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • Brazilian Soldiers Sweep Top Spots in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 8, 2007

    Six Brazilian Soldiers and a woman who served in the Russian Army led a field of more than 17,000 runners in the 23rd Army Ten-Miler Sunday at the Pentagon.

  • Keeping Soldiers healthy is the mission of the Wellness Assessment and Education Program

    Oct 7, 2007

  • Army to expand Basic Combat Training to 10 weeks

    Oct 7, 2007

  • High Five on the Objective

    Oct 7, 2007

    Sgts. Josh Evans, left, and Landon Nordby congratulate each other after finishing the Army 10-Miler Saturday at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Nordby finished second overall with time of one hour, 30 seconds. The sergeants are members of the personal security detail for Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander.

  • Finishing Strong

    Oct 7, 2007

    Nancy Olson makes her way across the finish line to claim first place for women in the Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Olson, a former Marine Corps major and current civilian contractor, ran the race in one hour, 13 minutes.

  • The Winner - MSG Colunga

    Oct 7, 2007

    Master Sgt. Juan Colunga took first place overall in the Army Ten-Miler at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Off and Running on Victory

    Oct 7, 2007

    Roughly 800 runners took part in the annual Army 10-Miler race Sunday morning at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Running in the Desert - Army 10 Mile Baghdad Style

    Oct 7, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, chief of staff for Multi-National Corps-Iraq, chats with runners moments before the start of Saturday's Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Army Designates Civilian Corps Champion

    Oct 5, 2007

    The Army took a major step to recognize and advance Civilian contributions to the Army's success by designating a champion for enhancing civilian training and education and for applying those enhancements to the civilian workforce systemically.

  • Army corrects the facts in "Balancing Act" magazine story

    Oct 5, 2007

    The Oct. 1 issue of Government Executive includes a story based on Army Chief of StaffAca,!a,,cs General George W. CaseyAca,!a,,cs Sept. 6 remarks at a forum sponsored by that magazine. Unfortunately, the story contains some inaccuracies that the Army is working with the magazine to correct.

  • Best Warrior - Day Five, Mystery Event (Combatives)

    Oct 5, 2007

    TheyAca,!a,,cve been put through the ringer, but yet they continue to show their Army Strong, as the Soldiers battle one another during the final event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition. All have put forth their best efforts and are now anxiously awaiting for MondayAca,!a,,cs award ceremony in Washington, D.C., during which the winners will be announced.

  • Fighting for Position

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Staff Sgt. Victor Trinidad and Sgt. Patrick Mann battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Leaving it All on the Mat

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert and Staff Sgt. Shayne Cherry battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Grit and Determination

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Spc. Heyz Seeker and Pfc. Patrick Murphy battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • With All Their Might

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Pfc. Patrick Murphy and Cpl. Mihai Mocanu battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Army Finalizes Command Realignment

    Oct 5, 2007

    Army Regulation 10-87 has been published to fully implement the transformation of the Army's command structure to more effectively support an expeditionary Army at war.

  • Army to Expand Basic Combat Training to 10 Weeks

    Oct 5, 2007

    In early November, Basic Combat Training will expand from nine to 10 weeks at all five Army BCT sites: Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Showing She's Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Sgt. Steven Rovelstad and Sgt. Jamiell Goforth battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Warriors Battle for Top Honors

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Sgt. Steven Rovelstad and Sgt. Jamiell Goforth battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Best Warrior - Combatives

    Oct 5, 2007

    Competitors Sgt. Sadat Allhassan and Staff Sgt. Brian Yoder battle it out in the combatives ring during the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Jorge Gomez.

  • Your Mission Is...

    Oct 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Mark Dornbusch and Spc. Erik Nowak, representing U.S. Army National Guard, were given the task of eliminating insurgent threats and executing a live recovery of a hostage in the room-clearing scenario, Oct. 5. This was one of several tasks the 'Best Warriors' had to complete for the Mystery Event at the 2007 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Rollover Recovery

    Oct 5, 2007

  • Forceful Entry

    Oct 5, 2007

    Spc. Brian Hancock kicks in the door while Sgt. Edward Chisholm prepares to storm into the entrance in a Mystery Event scenario involving insurgents and a hostage. The room-clearing task was one of several during the Mystery Event at the 2007 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Oct. 1-5 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Successful Rescue

    Oct 5, 2007

    Sgt. Sadat Allhassan, Third Army competitior, assists the hostage after a successful room-clearing during the Mystery Event at the 2007 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Oct. 1-5 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Mojave Desert Training

    Oct 5, 2007

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division and some other units based in Hawaii train at Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq

  • Joint Intelligence Training Center Now Complete

    Oct 5, 2007

    The Department of Defense Human Intelligence Training-Joint Center of Excellence celebrated the five courses that now fall under and complete the JCOE umbrella, and the joint effort that made this unification happen in a ceremony Monday.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 5, 2007

    Twenty-six warriors are competing in the best Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competitions here this week. Three were born in other countries.

  • Army Marksmanship Team Heads for World Competition

    Oct 5, 2007

    Fourteen servicemembers from the U.S. Military Shooting Team will leave Monday for India where they will compete in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire. Team USA is expected to compete against hundreds of shooters from approximately 30 countries.

  • Recruiting and Retention Goals Met

    Oct 5, 2007

    The Army celebrates meeting it's FY 2007 Recruiting and Retention goals.

  • Residential Communities Initiative

    Oct 5, 2007

    The Residential Communities Initiative builds new homes for Army Families.

  • New Commander Speaks of Military's Newest Combatant Command

    Oct 5, 2007

    Members of the new U.S. Africa Command are going to listen to the people of the continent and help them realize their plans, the first commander of the organization said.

  • Forces Must Develop 'Irreversible Momentum' in Iraq, General Says

    Oct 5, 2007

    Coalition and Iraqi forces have Aca,!A"tactical momentumAca,!A? in the country, but they need to develop Aca,!A"irreversible momentum,Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren quote

    Oct 5, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, who is making improved housing and other quality of life issues for Soldiers a top priority.

  • Beat Boxing

    Oct 5, 2007

    Spc. Curtis Brown, of 29th Infantry Division, teaches students how to perform a beat box during a visit to a primary school in Kosovo, Serbia, Oct. 1. A beat boxer uses his or her voice, tongue and hands for unique sound effects. The technique is said to have originated in China and India thousands of years ago.

  • Record Number of Military Amputees Set to Run Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 5, 2007

    Dozens of military amputees will be part of a record crowd of 26,000 to run the 23rd Army Ten-Miler on Sunday at the Pentagon.

  • Artist Brings Comfort to Families of Bereaved

    Oct 5, 2007

    When Kaziah started Project Compassion fewer than 80 servicemembers had been killed, and she promised to complete a portrait of every one who died in the war.

  • Garmisch Transitions to Grafenwoehr

    Oct 5, 2007

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr officially took charge of the Garmisch military area from USAG Stuttgart during a transition of authority ceremony here Oct. 2.

  • Best Warrior - Night 4, Night Qualification

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors in the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition participate in the night fire exercise Oct. 4 at Fort Lee, Va. The night fire exercise is the last known event for the Warriors Aca,!" only the mystery event remains. The winners will be announced Oct. 8 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

  • Best Warrior - Night Qualification

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors in the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition participate in the night fire exercise Oct. 4 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior - Night Qualification

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors in the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition participate in the night fire exercise Oct. 4 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior - Night Qualification

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors in the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition participate in the night fire exercise Oct. 4 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Night Fire

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors in the 2007 Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition participate in the night fire exercise Oct. 4 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Gratitude - Native Liberian Obligates Himself To Service After U.S. Army Soldier Saves His Life

    Oct 4, 2007

    Spc. Momo S. Larmena Jr. has made a life of giving back. He once headed the Red Cross in his native country, is founder and chief executive officer of a very successful community outreach program and is currently a single parent to six foster children. So when a U.S. Army Soldier rescued him from certain death, he felt he had to repay a debt Aca,!" through serving the country of the Soldier who saved his life. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm showing my gratitude,Aca,!A? he said, having enlisted in the Army Reserve six months ago. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm committed to the Army. ItAca,!a,,cs something I want to do.Aca,!A? Currently an advanced individual training student assigned to Company A, 244th QM Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, LarmenaAca,!a,,cs journey to becoming Soldier is fraught with tragedy and triumph.

  • Plotting Success

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Sgt. Sadat Allhassan, representing U.S. Army Central, programs his coordinates into his plugger during the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. Allhassan and 11 other NCOs are competing for the title of Department of the Army Best Warrior. The 12 NCOs and an additional 12 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Allhassan is assigned as a motor transport operator for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command located at Fort Bragg, N.C. He and his unit are currently deployed to Kuwait. He hails from Bronx, N.Y., but grew up in Ghana.

  • Encountering Scenarios

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Staff Sgt. Brian J. Yoder, representing the U.S. Army Pacific, releases a prisoner at one of his check points during the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. Yoder and 11 other NCOs are competing for the title of Department of the Army Best Warrior. The 12 NCOs and an additional 12 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Yoder is currently assigned as an intelligence analyst for the 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, located at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He hails from Newport, Pa.

  • Searching for Points

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Staff Sgt. Brian J. Yoder, representing the U.S. Army Pacific, walks to his next check point during the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. Yoder and 11 other NCOs are competing for the title of Department of the Army Best Warrior. The 12 NCOs and an additional 12 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Yoder is currently assigned as an intelligence analyst for the 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command, located at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He hails from Newport, Pa.

  • Encountering Scenarios

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Sgt. Patrick J. Mann, representing the Space and Missile Defense Command, checks his map at his second checkpoint before heading to his third point the start of the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. At the second checkpoint he had to work with the "locals" to attain the location of the next checkpoint. Mann and 11 other NCOs are competing for the title of Department of the Army Best Warrior. The 12 NCOs and an additional 12 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Mann is currently assigned as a satellite communications network coordinator for the 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, located at Landsthul, Germany. He hails from Rib Lake, Wis.

  • Last Minute Radio Check

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Staff Sgt. Jason R. Seifert, representing the National Capitol Region, checks his radio before the start of the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. Seifert and 11 other NCOs are competing for the title of Department of the Army Best Warrior. The 12 NCOs and an additional 12 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Seifert is currently assigned as an infantryman for the 3rd Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), located at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He hails from Farmington, N.Y.

  • Plotting Success

    Oct 4, 2007

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser, Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Twenty-six Soldiers and NCOs competing in their categories for the titles of Best Warrior check and sign out for equipment at the start of the the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. All 26 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C.

  • Finding Their Way

    Oct 4, 2007

    FORT LEE, Va. (October 3, 2007) -- Twenty-six Soldiers and NCOs competing in their categories for the titles of Best Warrior start of the the day land navigation test Oct. 3, 2007, at Fort Lee, Va. All 26 Soldiers will spend this week at Fort Lee competing in events such as the board, weapons and warrior tasks. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Washington, D.C.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 4, 2007

    Although the three of the Warriors have diverse cultural backgrounds, they are bound together by their patriotism, their love of the Army and their drive to be the best at the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Warrior Faces

    Oct 4, 2007

    All the Warriors vying for top honors at the Department of the Army Noncommissioned/Soldier of the Year Competition came to Fort Lee, Va., to achieve a personal best and make their fellow Soldiers and commands proud. Throughout the weekAca,!a,,cs events, each competitor brought their game face Aca,!" some smiled while others glared. To each their own, and good luck to all!

  • Best Warrior - Day Four, M4 Qualification

    Oct 4, 2007

    The Warriors spent the majority of day four on the range zeroing and qualifying with M4s. Each competitor was challenged to successfully fire the M4 rifle at targets under timed conditions. New to this year's competition was the barrier firing exercise which required the Warriors to maneuver and fire from multiple barrier positions.

  • Awaiting the GO!

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor Sgt. Jamiell Goforth waits for her turn during the barrier firing exercise portion of the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • On the Move

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor Sgt. Sadat Allhassan maneuvers through the barrier firing exercise portion of the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • Overcoming Barriers

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham maneuvers through the barrier firing exercise portion of the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • All Smiles

    Oct 4, 2007

    Reassured in his ability to zero his weapon, Staff Sgt. Travis Snook is all smiles before the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • Envisioning Success

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor Spc. Jonathan Batten gets himself in the right mind set prior to the M4 qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • Satisfied Grouping

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor, Sgt. Edward Chisholm, points out his grouping after zeroing his M4 prior to the qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • Envisioning Success

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor, Staff Sgt. Victor Trinidad, scans the range prior to the qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

  • Scan Your Sector

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitor, Staff Sgt. Jorge Toro, scans the range prior to the qualification event of the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 4.

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