Archive: Feb 2007

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  • Walter Reed Briefing

    Feb 21, 2007

    Senior defense officials address recently reported issues concerning outpatient housing and bureaucratic hassles some servicemembers have experienced at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody quote

    Feb 21, 2007

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody, Feb. 20, following a visit to the outpatient section of Walter Reed Army Medical Center with Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey. Both expressed shock and disappointment with living conditions there and promised a speedy correction to the problems.

  • GEN Cody Visits Soldiers / Army NASCAR 2nd Place

    Feb 21, 2007

    GEN Cody visits Soldier in Taji, Iraq; Sandovals celebrate 1st wedding anniversary in Iraq; Army NASCAR finishes 2nd at Daytona, hoping for win next race.

  • Army Vice Chief, Retired Generals Visit U.S. Army North

    Feb 21, 2007

    The Army's Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody and a host of retired general officers visited U.S. Army North Jan. 29 to receive an update on the command and to look at its newest technologies.

  • Battlefield Media

    Feb 21, 2007

    Package about Soldiers training to become Unit Public Affairs Representatives in Korea.

  • Army Hospital Upgrades Healthcare Services for U.S. Service Members

    Feb 21, 2007

    Speaking to a group of journalists at the Pentagon recently, a Walter Reed Army Medical Center official said hospital personnel continue to make strides in providing care to service members and bettering themselves as administers of healthcare.

  • Schoolhouse Jazz

    Feb 21, 2007

    Most musicians would agree the best way to learn music is by listening to music. Local high school and middle school students received that learning opportunity on post Saturday during a free jazz ensemble clinic taught by the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, a component of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," out of Fort Myer.

  • Desert Hawk Takes Command of Aviation Operations in Salerno

    Feb 21, 2007

    Soldiers from the active, Reserve and National Guard components of the Army joined together to form one of the largest attack aviation task forces to operate in Afghanistan Feb. 17.

  • Future Pilots'

    Feb 21, 2007

    Sgt. Brady Schaures gives Guatemalan children a tour of his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Puerto Quetzal, Feb. 11. Schaures is from 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Battalion, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. His unit is conducting a ship-to-shore logistics exercise and humanitarian operation in the area.

  • Training Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

    Feb 21, 2007

    Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, train at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for deployment overseas to fight the war on terror.

  • TV Show Discovers History At Fort Meade Museum

    Feb 21, 2007

    The Fort George G. Meade Museum will be going global when the Discovery Military Channel 13-part series "Weaponology" episode "Tanks" airs April 9.

  • Medical Operation Helps Soldiers Build Trust

    Feb 21, 2007

    When Spc. Michael Benusa needs to do his job, it's usually a bad thing. As a medic for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, the last thing Benusa hopes for is to be needed to treat one of his fellow Soldiers. But, that wasn't the case on a recent trip outside Combat Outpost Callahan, where Benusa's company has set up residence.

  • NHL Team Honors Troops, Families

    Feb 21, 2007

    The Washington Capitals hockey team honored servicemembers in the national capital region last night during a "Salute to the Military Night" at the Verizon Center.

  • Market Grand Opening Signifies Iraqi Resilience

    Feb 21, 2007

    Iraqi and coalition forces rebuild a market that was destroyed by terrorists.

  • Taking Back the Streets: "Black Falcons" Put Boots on the Ground in Adhamiyah

    Feb 21, 2007

    Iraqi security forces and U.S. Soldiers are taking back the streets of east Baghdad's Adhamiyah District from the terrorists who are bent on doing harm to the Iraqi people.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker quote

    Feb 21, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Feb. 14, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

  • Leaders Visit Walter Reed, Express Resolve

    Feb 20, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey and GEN Richard A. Cody, vice chief of staff of the Army, speak with a medical hold Soldier about his living conditions in Building 18 outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In comments to reporters afterward, Secretary Harvey stated that he and GEN Cody visited the building after learning of Soldier complaints. Both Army leaders expressed concern and found the facilities "disappointing," and "unacceptable," Harvey said. "This building has potential and we will get it turned around," GEN Cody added. A plan is already in place to upgrade the building and will be reported on to GEN Cody to ensure Soldiers are being provided a "quality of life equal to the quality of their service," Secretary Harvey concluded.

  • Chinook Crash in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2007

    According to Central Command Public Affairs, an Army Chinook helicopter carrying 22 people went down in Afghanistan over the weekend. Fourteen of the 22 service members on board survived the crash with serious injuries. MSgt Ron Przysucha has the very latest.

  • More Than One Way to OCS

    Feb 20, 2007

    Soldiers seeking to attend Officer Candidate School now have an alternative to appearing before the board. They can apply for direct OCS selection.

  • Dawning of New Day

    Feb 20, 2007

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over Balad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 11.

  • Steel Protection

    Feb 20, 2007

    Spc. Kyle Thomas, from Company E, 27th Base Support Battalion, cuts a notch in a mounting bracket in the motor pool at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq. Thomas, a track vehicle mechanic, is using his welding skills to help design protective cages mounted on engineer vehicles to help keep fellow Soldiers safe on the roads.

  • DoD Working on Patient-Care Issues

    Feb 20, 2007

    The Defense Department is working to address patient-care problems recently identified at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the department's flagship medical facility, a DoD spokesman said today.

  • NG in NY / Small Arms Championship

    Feb 20, 2007

    National Guard helps in New York snow; Small Arms Championship open to all Soldiers.

  • MiTT Training at Fort Riley

    Feb 20, 2007

    Afghan Soldiers and police travel 7,000 miles to undergo Military Transition Team Training with 1st Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas. SPC Edward Coffey reports.

  • After 40 Years, Air Defender Says Goodbye

    Feb 20, 2007

    Robert Rangel had two choices: show up at the induction ceremony Jan. 10, 1967, or go to jail. He chose the former, raised his right hand and became Pvt. Robert Rangel.

  • Army Racecar Driver Makes Fan's Dream Come True, Supports Tornado Victims

    Feb 20, 2007

    Myron Bowlin, who submitted the winning bid of $13,600 on eBay and won the Mark Martin Daytona 500 Dream Package that benefited Central Florida's tornado victims, rode a couple of laps around Daytona International Speedway with his favorite driver on the eve of the Great American Race.

  • "We Were So Close"

    Feb 20, 2007

    Army NASCAR driver Mark Martin led 26 of the final 27 laps before being overtaken by Kevin Harvick at the finish line at the Feb. 18 Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Fla. Harvick's margin of victory was 0.020 seconds.

  • Army Comes .02 Seconds Away from Winning Daytona 500

    Feb 20, 2007

    Everyone seemed to disappear but Mark Martin as he dominated the Daytona 500 track, maneuvering his 01 Army Chevy so no one could pass him and grab his number-one spot Feb. 18.

  • MiTT Focused on Iraqi Army NCO Corps

    Feb 20, 2007

    As a member of a military transition team, 1st Sgt. Joseph McFarlane spends the majority of his days training and advising members of the Iraqi Army.

  • Iraqi Police Train to Lead, Protect

    Feb 20, 2007

    Iraqi policemen from the Babil and Karbala provinces took a big step on the journey towards Provincial Iraqi Control on Feb. 10. The Iraqi police stations across the Babil and Karbala provinces sent 20 dedicated, experienced officers to the forward operating base to attend the Iraqi police sustainment training program.

  • 61 Terrorists Captured, Weapons Seized

    Feb 20, 2007

    Iraqi and coalition forces captured 61 suspected terrorists, destroyed five improvised explosive devices and seized several weapons caches during operations across Iraq in the past several days.

  • Schumacher Feels for NASCAR Teammate Mark Martin

    Feb 20, 2007

    Like many race fans on Sunday, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, was intently watching an exciting Daytona 500, which is NASCAR's traditional Nextel Cup Series season opener.

  • Force Increase Necessary for War on Terror, Leaders Say

    Feb 20, 2007

    The end-strength increases in the Army and Marine Corps will help reduce strain on the forces and position them for the long war against terrorism, said the leaders of the two services.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker quote

    Feb 20, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, in congressional testimony Feb. 15.

  • Martin Opens New Ginn Racing Era with Strongest Daytona Run of Career

    Feb 20, 2007

    "I just can't tell you how bad I wanted it," said Mark Martin seconds after climbing out of his No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet following Sunday's Daytona 500. "We gave it our best shot aEUR" we were within inches of getting it done."

  • Iraq Briefing: MG Joseph Fil

    Feb 16, 2007

    MG Joseph Fil speaks with Pentagon reporters via satellite, providing an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.

  • Getting a Thick Skin

    Feb 16, 2007

    Traveling by HMMWV in Iraq has it's inherent dangers. SPC Kirk Bell tells us about a new unit in LSA Anaconda, Iraq that's working together to keep troops safe on the road.

  • LTC (Ret) Bruce Crandall to receive Medal of Honor.

    Feb 16, 2007

    LTC (Ret) Bruce Crandall to receive Medal of Honor.

  • Headquarters 3rd Infantry Division - "Rock of the Marne" - Goes to Iraq in March

    Feb 16, 2007

    The Defense Department announced Feb. 16 that the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will deploy to Iraq beginning in March 2007. This headquarters previously was scheduled to deploy for Operation Iraqi Freedom in June 2007, as announced on November 17, 2006, but will now be accelerated by a little over three months. The unit leadership notified the Soldiers and their families prior to this announcement.

  • Covering the Backdoor

    Feb 16, 2007

    Pfc. Marcus Handcock, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, provides security for his fellow Soldiers who are conducting a house search with Iraqi soldiers in Riyadh on Feb. 8.

  • Play Ball!

    Feb 16, 2007

    Col. Debra M. Lewis, commander of Gulf Region Division's Central District, Army Corps of Engineers, presents soccer balls to the headmistress of a new girls high school in north Baghdad Feb. 5.

  • Bridging the Tigris

    Feb 16, 2007

    Soldiers from 502nd Multi-role Bridge Company, 1st Armored Division assemble an assault float bridge on the Tigris River near Taji, Iraq, Feb. 11.

  • MND-B Commander: Peace in Iraq Possible

    Feb 16, 2007

    The goal of coalition forces new security strategy is to clear, control and retain Baghdad's neighborhoods, said the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad commanding general during a press conference here Feb. 16.

  • Military Wives Go the Extra Distance

    Feb 16, 2007

    Many women will do just about anything for their family, and most Soldiers will do whatever it takes to make the mission a success. For Soldiers who are wives, commitment is more than a wedding vow; it is a pledge to see a promise through, no matter where it takes them.

  • Opposition Force Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2007

    Soldiers take on the roll of the opposition to give troops in Korea a chance to test their training. Specialist Rob Frazier has that story.

  • Army's Vice Chief Spends Time with Ironhorse Troops

    Feb 16, 2007

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard A. Cody, took the opportunity to spend some time with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers, Feb. 13.

  • Maj. Gen. William Caldwell quote

    Feb 16, 2007

    Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman, Feb. 14, regarding "explosively formed penetrators," saying their export must be made public after diplomatic efforts failed.

  • Caldwell: Iranian Interference a Force-Protection Issue

    Feb 16, 2007

    An influx of Iranian weapons and munitions into Iraq amounts to a "major force-protection issue," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell.

  • Lab Officer Assists Typhoon Relief in Philippines

    Feb 16, 2007

    Capt. Michael Van Hoven was stunned when he saw CNN's Internet coverage of the typhoon that hit the Philippines in late November 2006.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships Open to All Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2007

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and U.S. Army Infantry Center will host the 2007 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships March 2-10 and the U.S. Army Long-Range Championships March 11-13.

  • National Guard Assists in Storm-Battered New York

    Feb 16, 2007

    About 100 troops from the New York Army National Guard are assisting in snow removal in upstate New York, where winter storms have left more than 10 feet of snow in some areas over the past two weeks.

  • Korean War Veteran Recognized for Combat Valor

    Oct 7, 2011

    A Korean War veteran was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device Feb. 2, more than 50 years after he risked his own life to save the lives of his fellow Soldiers.

  • African American Heritage

    Feb 13, 2012

    During the month of February, the U.S. Army honors and pays tribute to the service and contributions of African American Soldiers.

  • Baghdad Roundtable

    Feb 15, 2007

    Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman MG William Caldwell speaks to reporters in Baghdad and provides an operational update.

  • Army Secretary Swears In New Civilian Aides

    Feb 15, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis Harvey invested five civilian aides in a ceremony held today in the Pentagon. The newest Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASAs) Linda Green, from Callawassie Island, S.C.; Donald McLeese, from Columbia, S.C.; Robert Echols, from Nashville, TN; James Cozine, from Boise, Idaho; and Joseph DeFrancisco, from Springfield, Va., were selected by Harvey to support the Army throughout their state and local communities.

  • Goals Met / Armed Service Blood Program

    Feb 15, 2007

    Army meets January Recruiting and Retention Goal; Armed Service Blood Program has new website.

  • Counter Sniper Operations

    Feb 15, 2007

    US and Iraqi troops head to the rooftops and use snipers to protect troops from insurgent snipers in Muqdadiya, Iraq.

  • Army Officer Named 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of Year

    Feb 15, 2007

    An officer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program was selected as the 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of the Year by "Triathlete" magazine.

  • 'Cav Roundup' Now Available on iTunes

    Feb 15, 2007

    What happens when the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad daily radio show 'Cav Roundup' meets Apple's iTunes' People are able to listen to the most up-to-date information on what's happening on the ground through the eyes of MND-B Soldiers.

  • Families First Casualty Call Center Helps Families Heal

    Feb 15, 2007

    It's been a year since the Army's Human Resources Command launched the Families First Casualty Call Center here to offer additional assistance to families of fallen Soldiers who were lost in combat or by accident.

  • JPADS Continues to Improve the Way it Delivers Aerial Drops to the Warfighter

    Feb 15, 2007

    After using limited acquisition authority to speed an earlier version to warfighters fighting the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan, U.S. Joint Forces Command continues its role in the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop System with new ways of delivering supplies to ground forces minimizing the level of risk for the warfighter.

  • Soldier-chefs to Flaunt Culinary Talents in Competition

    Feb 15, 2007

    Some 200 Soldier-chefs from Army installations around the world will trade body armor and M-16 rifles for filet knives, spatulas and pastry bags here March 5-16 during the 32nd annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition.

  • 2007 Army Posture Statement

    Feb 14, 2007

    The 2007 Army Posture Statement reports on key challenges facing our Army and describes ongoing initiatives, programs, accomplishments, and other issues. Click to read or download a copy.

  • Builder's Donation Gets Troops Moving

    Feb 14, 2007

    A California-based home builder has donated a 10-passenger, wheelchair-accessible minibus to the Armed Forces YMCA and the Warrior Foundation to be used to transport wounded servicemembers around San Diego.

  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    Feb 14, 2007

    In a country where poverty is endemic and many people are afraid to leave their homes because of terror threats, basic medical care can fall by the wayside.

  • Army Unit Slated for Afghanistan Duties this Spring

    Feb 14, 2007

    The Defense Department announced Feb. 14 the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, located in Italy, will deploy to Afghanistan this Spring. This Army brigade combat team previously was scheduled to deploy for Operation Iraqi Freedom, but will deploy instead to Afghanistan. The unit and U.S. Army Europe officials notified the Soldiers and their families earlier this week.

  • In the Lead

    Feb 14, 2007

    Iraqi security forces take the lead Feb. 6 during a patrol of Riyahd, with Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division providing support.

  • Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb quote

    Feb 14, 2007

    Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, commander, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, Feb. 14, during a naturalization ceremony for 27 servicemembers in Kuwait.

  • U.S. Army Land Expansion Waiver Approved for Fort Carson Maneuver Site

    Feb 14, 2007

    The U.S. Army announced today, that the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) has granted the requested waiver to the moratorium on major land acquisition. The Army intends to initiate efforts to potentially acquire up to 418,577 acres for the expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. This action allows the Army to evaluate the potential acquisition of additional acres to satisfy an identified military-training land shortfall at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site As this process begins, the Army will actively seek public and agency comments and participation to ensure all interests are heard before any decision is made.

  • PEO Stri

    Feb 14, 2007

    Senate Demo-Day On Capitol Hill, PEO Stri demonstrates the latest devices used to train warfighters. Sergeant Stephen Smith has the story.

  • Iraqi Police, U.S. Soldiers Work Together to Reduce Violence in Baghdad

    Feb 14, 2007

    The increasing levels of proficiency Iraqi police demonstrate gives confidence to Soldiers at Patrol Base Olson, who work closely with them to maintain security in Samarra.

  • Soldiers Help to Build Schools in Yemen

    Feb 14, 2007

    Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa are helping to build schools in Yemen.

  • Soldiers Clean Up With ROWPU

    Feb 14, 2007

    Located on the patrol base is a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU), a machine that stands between Soldiers and a silent enemy in the continual fight against bacteria and disease in order to ensure troops remain capable of performing their jobs. Without it, they would hardly ever have the chance to get clean.

  • Communicators from 22 Nations Plan Premier Interoperability Workshop

    Feb 14, 2007

    Military communicators from 22 African and European nations are meeting in Praia, Cape Verde to begin planning for the July Africa Endeavor 2007 workshop scheduled in Ditholo, South Africa.

  • Engineers build high school in northern Baghdad

    Feb 14, 2007

    A new high school for girls opened in northern Baghdad Feb. 5, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The school is one of many projects focusing on education and reconstruction of Iraq's infrastructure.

  • Be My Valentine

    Feb 14, 2007

    Sgt. Jennifer Jones, Sgt. Adrian Tucker and Staff Sgt. David Cox read some Valentine's Day cards hand-made by students in the United States, Feb. 13. Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division received numerous boxes of Valentine's Day cards and treats at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Army On Track for Plus-up Equipment, New Requirements

    Feb 13, 2007

    Recent media reports and a three-page summary from a classified Defense Department Inspector General report suggest the Army may have difficulty meeting its equipment requirements with regard to the recently announced troop increase in Iraq. These media reports are inaccurate and paint an incomplete picture. The U.S. Army's priority is sending only the best trained and equipped Soldiers into combat operations and that means providing the best force protection equipment for Soldiers. Even as we plus up troops in Operation Iraqi Freedom and beyond, force protection will not be shortchanged. Further, the Army will ensure all these Soldiers continue to have the best and most capable equipment in the world.

  • GEN Petraeus / NY NG Snow Assistance

    Feb 13, 2007

    GEN Petraeus takes over MNF-I; NY NG ready to assist in snow covered NY.

  • Man vs. Nature

    Feb 13, 2007

    Carol Bartholomew talks with Sgt. 1st Class Devin Worman as Soldiers from the 133rd Engineer Company, Wyoming Army National Guard dig out residents of Rock River, Wyoming, Feb. 9 after recent snowstorms left the town buried under snowdrifts as tall as some houses.

  • BG Wiercinski on Iraqi Army North

    Feb 13, 2007

    BG Frank Wiercinski provides and update on the state of Iraqi Army Forces North. Jo Bordeau reports.

  • Soldiers Like FCS Test Systems So Much, They Don't Want to Return Them

    Feb 13, 2007

    Testing for some of the systems slated for the first "spin out" of the Army's Future Combat Systems program has gone well, except for one minor glitch: the Soldiers testing them don't want to give the prototypes back.

  • Soldiers Like FCS Test Systems So Much, They Don't Want to Return Them

    Feb 13, 2007

    Testing for some of the systems slated for the first "spin out" of the Army's Future Combat Systems program has gone well, except for one minor glitch: the Soldiers testing them don't want to give the prototypes back.

  • Zooming In

    Feb 13, 2007

    Spc. James "Wonger" Nisewonger, from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, scans a rooftop with his M203 grenade launcher while on patrol in Adhamiya, Baghdad Feb 9.

  • Night Moves

    Feb 13, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division blockade all roads leaving Sadiyah, Iraq, Jan. 31 in an effort to pin down anti-Iraqi forces.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Keeping Neighborhoods Safe

    Feb 13, 2007

    Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division patrol neighborhoods in Baghdad Feb. 6.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Here's Looking at You

    Feb 13, 2007

    Sgt. Christian Rohde, from Headquarters Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, tests out his night vision goggles at Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 7 prior to conducting a night mission.

  • Making Their Entrance

    Feb 13, 2007

    3rd Infantry Division Soldiers practice urban combat techniques in Kuwait.

  • All in a Day's Work

    Feb 13, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go on a humanitarian mission Feb. 7 in Kirkush, a town about 70 miles west of Baghdad. But then something happens.

  • Active Army Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong

    Feb 13, 2007

    The active Army exceeded its recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    Feb 13, 2007

    In the village of Sadr Al-Yusufiyah, Iraq, a mostly Sunni area near the Euphrates River, the Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) who live next to the village at Patrol Base Warrior have strived to help the local residents.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus quote

    Feb 13, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, upon taking the helm of Multi-National Force-Iraq Feb. 10.

  • "Virtual Army Experience" Traveling Exhibit Offers Hands-on Test Drive of Soldiering in U.

    Feb 13, 2007

    The U.S. Army launched Feb. 12 the Virtual Army Experience, a high-tech, team-based experience designed to immerse visitors in the operational roles of Soldiers in the U.S. Army. This 10,000 square-foot interactive traveling exhibit brings the Army's exceptionally popular computer game, America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch), to a life-size networked world to provide visitors with a virtual test drive of Soldiering. In the Virtual Army Experience, participants employ teamwork, leadership and high-tech equipment as they take part in a hands-on virtual mission to capture a terrorist leader. The Virtual Army Experience debuts this week at Speedweeks in Daytona. During 2007 the Army will deploy the Virtual Army Experience to 35 events around the nation. The Virtual Army Experience schedule is available at www.americasarmy.com and www.goarmy.com.

  • Spc. Allan Kenniston Vogel quote

    Feb 12, 2007

    Spc. Allan Kenniston Vogel, Feb. 7, referring to his mother, Donna Mitchell, a prior-service Soldier. Mitchell is now a sergeant, serving with her son in Afghanistan. The two are pictured here.

  • GEN Casey new CSA / Career Coaching

    Feb 12, 2007

    GEN Casey confirmed as new CSA; Free career coaching available to military spouses.

  • Kosovo Presence

    Feb 12, 2007

    American troops reestablish a presence in Northern Kosovo, near the Serbian boundary.

  • Implementation of Security Plan Underway

    Feb 12, 2007

    Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad uncovered 14 weapons caches and detained 140 insurgent suspects in and around the Iraqi capital during the week of Feb. 3-9.

  • Avoid Trans Fat Warns Army Nutritionist

    Feb 12, 2007

    New York City is banning trans fatty acids from its restaurants. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, Chili's and Ruby Tuesday have already eliminated trans fat from their menus.

  • Joint Mission in Anbar

    Feb 12, 2007

    Spc. Sergio Alvarez, from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, attached with the Marines in Anbar Province, Iraq, provides security with an M-240G machine gun on the outer perimeter of Camp Hit.

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