Archive: Nov 2011

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  • FOB Farah celebrates Thanksgiving, improve Soldiers morale

    Nov 26, 2011

    Soldiers and Civilians on Forward Operating Base Farah celebrated Thanksgiving with a five kilometer Turkey Trot, pancake breakfast, spades tournament and Thanksgiving feast.

  • Westphal brings 'touch of home' to Afghanistan

    Jan 20, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal surprised service members in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving with a taste of home by bringing with him New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and his actress wife, Joanna Garcia Swisher.

  • The whole picture: The adventures of an Army photojournalist

    Nov 25, 2011

    "So you just take pictures, right?" I'm often asked this question by fellow Paratroopers who are unfamiliar with my career field. In their defense, this is the only aspect of my job that most people see on a regular basis. As thousands of Paratroopers with bayonets affixed to their rifles stand at attention on the parade field for hours in the summer heat, I roam freely along the sidelines snapping photos and jotting notes. My duty is to capture the event, while theirs is to stand rigidly straight to represent their unit with pride -- and be sure not to lock their knees.

  • Kansas inspires U.S. Army Orchestra to Carry On

    Nov 25, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- Staff Sgt. Christina Wensel went toe-to-toe with Kansas violinist David Ragsdale during an improvised solo portion of "Dust in the Wind" at Army Entertainment presents the "Carry On" Concert with Kansas, featuring the U.S. Army Orchestra on Veterans Day at DAR Constitution Hall.

  • Chaplain's Corner: Pardon, your character is showing

    Feb 9, 2012

    Your actions have an impact on others

  • Adobe-style builds ensure greater efficiencies in Afghanistan

    Nov 29, 2011

    Adobe-style building structures are becoming more commonplace as coalition strategists see them as being better suited for the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Soldier shares culture, heritage during celebration

    Nov 25, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Apache culture is an important part of who Sgt. 1st Class Michael Nestell is and where he comes from.

  • Bidens host holiday dinner for wounded warriors

    Nov 25, 2011

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, hosted an early Thanksgiving feast for wounded warriors and their families in their home at the U.S. Naval Observatory Monday.

  • ISAF Joint Command visits Camp Marmal, 1st Air Cav for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2011

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 26, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Giving thanks overseas

    Nov 25, 2011

    The Joint Tactical Ground Station at Osan Airbase, Korea, Charlie Detachment, 1st Space Company, runs a 24-hours-a-day operation. Their in theatre early missile warning support mission never stops, not even on Thanksgiving Day.

  • American Paratroopers bid farewell to Ramadi

    Nov 25, 2011

    Soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, turned over Camp Ramadi to the Iraqi Army, Nov. 15, 2011, and convoyed out of Iraq as part of the drawdown or U.S. forces wrapping up Operation New Dawn.

  • Standup for America Tour stops by Camp Arifjan

    Nov 24, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Armed Forces Entertainment presented a night of comedy with the Standup for America Tour featuring comedians Tommy Davidson and Dante Carter here Nov. 16.

  • Third Army, Jordanian army conduct joint training

    Nov 25, 2011

    Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces and U.S. troops recently completed Operation Flexible Saif, a joint exercise between the host nation service members and the U.S. Army Central Command.

  • Fort Meade celebrates Native American heritage at annual observance

    Nov 29, 2011

    More than 250 people learned about Native American heritage at Fort Meade's annual observance on Nov. 16.

  • NCOs dominate Meade Bowl for third straight year

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fort Meade noncommissioned officers of Headquarters Company remain undefeated against the company's officers following the annual co-ed Meade Bowl here at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Fort Meade leaders join post firefighters in local training exercise

    Nov 28, 2011

    Fort Meade garrison leaders participated in several training exercises on Nov. 7 at the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Training Academy. The Fort Meade Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department are partners in an automatic aid agreement that allows post firefighters to use the facility for training twice a year.

  • Military Appreciation Day honors Meade families

    Nov 25, 2011

    More than 400 service members and family members marked Military Family Appreciation Day here at Fort Meade, Md., on Nov. 17 with bowling, arts and crafts, and a visiting from a mobile petting zoo.

  • Job-seekers meet recruiters at Veterans Job Fair

    Nov 25, 2011

    Active-duty service members, veterans and the general public scoured the Veterans Job Fair held Nov. 16 at Club Meade for new job opportunities.

  • Going for green

    Nov 23, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nik Nikolaidis (center), T & N Computer Recycling, assists Marie Burghardt (right) with a TV to be recycled while Burghardt's sister, Claudia Hernandez, looks on, during "Army Recycles Day," here, Saturday.

  • Cosmic bowling 'glows' to next level

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Bowling in the dark never looked so good at the newly remodeled bowling center, here.

  • USAG-HI to host second Facebook town hall

    Nov 23, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army-Hawaii community can get their concerns and questions addressed during the garrison's second Facebook town hall.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche.

  • Saint Barbara Ball guide on web

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- For the field artillery branch, the holiday season also marks a time to bond as a branch as units prepare to host their annual Saint Barbara's Day celebrations. With Saint Barbara celebrations, also comes a laundry list of protocols and requirements that can vary depending on what type of celebration the chain of command decides to hold.

  • TRADOC Takes Over Asymmetric Warfare Office

    Nov 23, 2011

    Army Training and Doctrine Command took over the service's Ft. Meade, MD-based Asymmetric Warfare Group on Nov. 11, and is tasked with refashioning the office into a smaller outfit that can be expanded for use in future conflicts.

  • A Sergeant's Passion

    Nov 23, 2011

    At some point a soldier's job can become their passion. Sometimes that passion begins before they become a soldier. Army Sergeant Jeremy Poss' passion began as a child.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks issues

    Dec 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III addressed some issues he viewed as important while visiting Fort Sill, Nov. 15-18 at the Army Professional Junior Leader Forum.

  • TRADOC commander visits Fort Sill

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Gen. Robert Cone, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, visited Fort Sill Nov. 16 to meet with junior officers and Soldiers as part of the Army Profession Junior Leader Forum.

  • Fort Sill celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Towana Spivey, Fort Sill National Historic Museum director and curator, was the guest speaker at the post's National American Indian Heritage Month Nov. 17 at the Patriot Club.

  • 3rd Bde., 2nd ID units case colors for first Afghan deployment

    Nov 23, 2011

    For the fourth time in seven years, elements of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will deploy in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, yet this will be the unit's first deployment to Afghanistan. "Arrowhead" Soldiers fittingly formed up around their brigade memorial for a colors casing ceremony for their Headquarters unit, along with three of their six battalions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 22.

  • Young Soldiers give insights to leaders

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT Sill, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Seventy junior enlisted Soldiers, officers and warrant officers from across different installations discussed Army profession strengthening initiatives Nov. 15-18 as part of the Army Profession Junior Leader Forum.

  • TF Thunder volunteers receive Outstanding Military Spouse Award

    Nov 25, 2011

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee representative to Congress, recognized 12 military spouses with the Outstanding Military Spouse Award for their exceptional dedication to the country during a ceremony here Nov. 21. Two of the 12 awardees are spouses of Task Force Attack (3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), Laura Yates, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Terrance Yates, and Jennifer Cornelius, the family readiness support assistant for TF Attack and wife of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kristopher Cornelius.

  • WTC hosts sitting volleyball tourney at Pentagon

    Nov 28, 2011

    Hosted by the Warrior Transition Command and in recognition of Warrior Care Month, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors came together to compete in a sitting volleyball tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center, Nov. 21, 2011.

  • Army cooks work behind scene to bring Thanksgiving to Fort Riley

    Nov 23, 2011

  • Space researchers test equipment at Fort Irwin

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fort Irwin Soldiers got a chance to help test equipment last week that they may never have imagined they'd see when they joined the Army.

  • Educational opportunities build leadership: Application deadlines coming up soon!

    Jan 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced recently that some educational opportunities are still open or have fast-approaching application deadlines.

  • NASA Goldstone tracked asteroid approach

    Nov 28, 2011

    NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network facility is playing a key role in tracking an asteroid that approached Earth last week.

  • Deadlines to mail Christmas packages approaching

    Nov 25, 2011

    If you want to send cookies or crocheted underwear to your Soldier overseas and have it in his hands before Christmas, the time to drop it in the mail is now -- or at the latest, Dec. 17.

  • Functional fitness program adds Friday lunchtime sessions

    Nov 23, 2011

    Due to the popularity of the functional fitness training program at Specker Field House, the Sports and Fitness department of the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation recently added Friday lunchtime sessions.

  • Fitness challenge keeps youth health conscious

    Nov 23, 2011

    Staying healthy was the focus of a physical fitness challenge in the Janice Anderson Youth Services Facility, Friday.

  • Rabbi finds faith fulfilling

    Nov 23, 2011

    One of Fort Belvoir's newest chaplains found her way to spiritual leadership as a way to serve Soldiers of all faiths.

  • Hearts Apart program connects spouses

    Nov 23, 2011

    Spouses coping with extended periods of time away from their Soldiers joined in fellowship during the Hearts Apart program Friday.

  • Proper precautions make Thanksgiving more pleasant

    Nov 23, 2011

    Fire safety and injury prevention guidelines should not be overlooked during the Thanksgiving holiday according to Fire Marshall John Weaver, Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services.

  • Army successfully launches Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator

    Nov 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command successfully launched an Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator Nov. 17, 2011.

  • Soldiers share baskets of love

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers from the Headquarters Battalion volunteered some of their time to help Woodlawn Chapel's annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program, Friday.

  • To the rescue: Blue Star Mothers help others in need

    Nov 28, 2011

    When deployed service members or families back home face tragedy the Blue Star Mothers support them during the tough times.

  • Fort Bragg remembers Vietnam Vets at Veteran's Day ceremony

    Nov 23, 2011

    "Thank you for your attendance as we acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the Veterans and their Families and as we honor and welcome home our Vietnam veterans," said Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps during Fort Bragg's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field Nov. 10. The ceremony held under the main post flag began with the presentation of the colors honoring the nation.

  • Army Today: The Hope Award

    Nov 23, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Xaime Hernandez reports a story about the Spirit of Hope Award Winner, Janice Bridges, on how she started volunteering.

  • Belvoir firefighters practice aircraft rescue

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fire and Emergency Services Firefighters received Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting training Nov. 14-18, 2011, at Davison Army Airfield on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Post Deployment Health Assessments -- be on time, be honest

    Dec 9, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center gears up to ensure approximately 24,000 returning Fort Hood Soldiers receive Post Deployment Health Assessments and Post Deployment Health Re-Assessments.

  • Soldier's Amish upbringing comes full circle

    Nov 28, 2011

    Sgt. Ruben Troyer, senior horse trainer, Caisson platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), uses his Amish upbringing to help train horses in the Caisson platoon.

  • CAC welcomes new commander, CSM

    Nov 23, 2011

    Two Army leaders assumed responsibilities of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth in a joint ceremony Nov. 22. Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins is now CAC and Fort Leavenworth commander. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca is CAC's highest noncommissioned officer, the CAC command sergeant major. They replace Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen and Command Sgt. Maj. Philip F. Johndrow.

  • Donation gives STARBASE program a boost

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.--An enhanced math and science curriculum for 5th and 6th graders will continue -- thanks to a donation from Raytheon Network Centric System to the STARBASE Oklahoma program.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler visits TRADOC Junior Leader Forum

    Jan 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took time out of his busy schedule to visit with Soldiers Nov. 15 at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Junior Leader Forum at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Centers of Influence Become Medical Recruiting Ambassadors

    Nov 23, 2011

    After visiting Fort Sam Houston - the home of Army Medicine - to tour the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, super centers of influence (COIs) return home as ambassors for medical recruiting.

  • Turkey Trot

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center hosted more than 200 runners in the Turkey Trot 5k and 10k Nov. 19.

  • 94 years of Marne pride and counting. . .

    Nov 23, 2011

    We're staying here! Birthdays are a celebration. A celebration of life, lineage and accomplishments. For those of us who wear the "broken TV" on our sleeves, the Division birthday is a glimpse at where we have been and where we are going.

  • Local hockey team salutes military

    Nov 23, 2011

    Wichita Falls, Texas -The Wichita Falls Wildcats hockey team, which regularly brings in more than 4,000 fans, had a record crowd as the Wildcats held their annual Military Appreciation night at Kay Yeager Coliseum Saturday. Several hundred Soldiers, Airman and Marines from Fort Sill and the surrounding area were on hand for the Wildcats 2-0 win over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.

  • Bulldog wrestling program kicks off with clinic

    Nov 23, 2011

    Early Saturday morning at Jordan Youth Gym, approximately 25 children stormed the wrestling mats for a six-hour wrestling clinic. Teaching the would-be grapplers wrestling were several volunteer Soldiers and members of the Division Combatives Team.

  • Cavalry Soldiers earn their spurs in spur ride

    Nov 28, 2011

    Cavalry Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, tested their grit against their fellow troopers, Nov. 15-17, 2011, during a time-honored tradition known as a spur ride.

  • Spartans, local school recognize vets for Veterans Day

    Nov 23, 2011

    On Veterans Day our Nation takes time to recognize the courage and honor displayed by the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, to show their appreciation for their fellow brethren, 3rd "Saber" Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team partnered with their Adopt-A-School to recognize our Nation's Retired Veterans and those that serve on active duty during the Midway Middle School Annual Veterans Day Breakfast, Nov. 9.

  • Vanguard Soldiers visit veterans at VA hospital

    Nov 23, 2011

    Every veteran has a story to tell. Whether these stories bubble quietly on the surface, or lay buried deep within the heart of memory, each of them are an inspirational fusion of historic intrigue and personal triumph.

  • Stewart Civilian leadership enlightened by DOL tour

    Nov 23, 2011

    Fort Stewart Civilians loaded onto buses early Nov. 18 to visit varying departments belonging to Fort Stewart's Directorate of Logistics to better understand how the directorate supports Third Infantry Division customers. The tour was designed to familiarize leaders from each directorate with the inner workings of their teammates across the installation. The program itself was the brain-child of Fort Stewart's Garrison Commander, Col. Kevin Milton.

  • Leadership Savannah comes to Hunter Army Airfield

    Nov 23, 2011

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. -- Savannah businessmen and political leaders came to Hunter Tuesday for an interactive tour highlighting the military community's impact on the local economy.

  • Sharing the blessings

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. - Capt. Peter D. Quiles and 1st Sgt. Nawab D. Harden, lead the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Ordnance School, on a mission to support families in need this holiday season. From mid-October through November, the 59th Soldiers conducted a Thanksgiving food drive and collected more than 722 pounds of food to support families on and off the installation. Donations were provided to the food pantry at Liberty Chapel, where food baskets are being created and distributed to Soldiers in need. A portion of the food donations will also be used to support local community food shelters.

  • Troopers look to honor Iraq veterans

    Nov 23, 2011

    Third Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, is asking for help from the community to locate all Troopers whom received a Purple Heart while deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, beginning on March 20, 2003 to the present.

  • Operation Just Cause

    Nov 23, 2011

    When the U.S. invaded Panama during Operation Just Cause in December 1989, three young engineer Soldiers parachuted in with the 82nd Airborne Division. They are now senior officers in USACE.

  • Donations provide learning materials

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sometimes, parents and adults have a difficult time talking to children about disabilities, especially when the disability causes lifelong effects.

  • Thrift shop contributes big to local community

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- People can get their holiday shopping done and help their local community at the same time when they shop at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop.

  • EDGE! project gives youth hands-on auto experience

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Learning how to repair a vehicle is something many adults never do, but the Fort Rucker EDGE! Program is giving children the chance to get an old truck back in working condition while learning skills that will last a lifetime.

  • Families enjoy 'Night Under Stars'

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Though rain threatened to ruin an otherwise pleasant November night, dozens of Fort Rucker Families enjoyed a night on the shore of Lake Tholocco, even if it was a little wet, complete with storytelling and s'mores, at the Night Under the Stars and Tell Me a Story event Nov. 19.

  • Child care fee increase provides standard costs for Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Child, youth and school services implemented increases in childcare costs the beginning of November in order to meet the 2010 Department of Defense fee policy.

  • Tree lighting, play kick off holiday season

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker officials invite Soldiers, Family members and community members to attend the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 1, and the Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec. 9 and 10.

  • Panetta Issues Thanksgiving Message to Troops, Families

    Nov 23, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today offered his gratitude to service members and their families in a Thanksgiving message.

  • TRADOC CG: 'Stay focused'

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited Fort Rucker Nov. 17, speaking with Soldiers in Advanced Individual Training, the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course and the Aviation Captain's Career Course to talk about resiliency and the future of the Army.

  • Leaders sign covenant on behalf of warriors in transition

    Nov 23, 2011

    Leadership of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Provisional) -- Warrior Transition Battalion -- conducted an Army Medicine Covenant signing ceremony during a unit gathering Nov. 10 at Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Command sergeant major helps lead division through transition period

    Nov 23, 2011

    The 10th Mountain Division's (LI) acting command sergeant major took time Thursday to reflect on his temporary position while also sharing several key messages with the post community. Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin D. Sharkey, Fort Drum NCO Academy commandant, recently relocated to Hays Hall to bridge the gap between Command Sgt. Maj. Chris-topher Greca, the division's former command sergeant major, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Merritt, who will assume responsibility early next year.

  • 2011 Federal Benefits Open Season

    Nov 23, 2011

    The 2011 Federal Benefits Open Season runs from 14 November to 12 December 2011. Open Season is the time for you to think about your health, dental, vision, and tax-saving needs and to make changes to, or enroll in one of the Programs.

  • 110th Transportation Company Soldiers help lead Salvation Army food drive

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers of 110th Transportation Company, 10th Sustainment Bri-gade, delivered more than 300 pounds of canned food, boxed cereal and other food to Watertown's Salvation Army Community Center on Nov. 16, the culmination of a Thanksgiving food drive the unit undertook to reach out to members of the North Country community.

  • Community recognizes Native American culture

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members and civilians of many different cultures gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and service of Native Americans during the National Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 17 at the Commons.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers erect shower facility

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 24, 2011) --- The 49th Quartermaster Group's 16th Quartermaster Company is a unit that specializes in shower, laundry and clothing repair.

  • Reserve Soldiers participate in full-spectrum training exercise

    Nov 25, 2011

    Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade along with Bravo Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, took part in the first full-spectrum training exercise in nearly a decade, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, during the month of October.

  • Deputy Commander for Regional Support reflects on Afghan tour coming to end

    Nov 23, 2011

    For Brig. Gen. Tom Cosentino, the second and last Deputy Commander for Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, his tour here has been truly rewarding.

  • Sembach Kaserne gets communication upgrade

    Nov 23, 2011

    A $7.1 million voice and data infrastructure project to upgrade communication capabilities began recently at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Teachers and students learn from US-German exchange

    Nov 23, 2011

    Teachers from Hohenfels Middle/High School crossed the culture gap by attending and teaching a class at the Parsberg Gymnasium, recently. (Gymnasium is the equivalent of high school in Germany.)

  • Italians learn MRAPs in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 25, 2011

    The Italian Army sent 32 combat engineers to the U.S. Army Europe Joint Multinational Training Command to attend a two-week intensive mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle driver/operator certification course.

  • Battalion honors fallen defender inside Korean DMZ

    Nov 25, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - During a ceremony near the North Korean border, the most forward deployed combined security battalion in South Korea honored a fallen warrior who died while protecting a Soviet defector 27 years ago.

  • Eighth Army marks first anniversary of Yeonpyeong Island attack

    Nov 23, 2011

    Eighth Army remembered the Republic of Korea Marines and civilians who died during the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island during a first anniversary memorial ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits Soldiers during Thanksgiving

    Jan 20, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal, along with New York Yankees Outfielder Nick Swisher and his wife, Joanna Garcia Swisher, visited the U.S Army in Europe Nov. 22, 2011, on their way to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with deployed Soldiers.

  • ALP reduce seven IEDs on road in Shah Joy district

    Nov 23, 2011

    ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Walan Rabat Afghan Local Police, assisted by coalition Special Operations Forces, destroyed seven improvised explosive devices on a major road in Shah Joy district, Nov. 20.

  • Commandos conduct operations in traditional insurgent stronghold

    Nov 23, 2011

    NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The 1st Commando Kandak, combat advised by coalition Special Operations Forces, conducted clearing operations in Merdesh village, Kamdesh district, Nov. 20.

  • Afghan National Army Special Forces discover IED facility

    Nov 23, 2011

    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army Special Forces, partnered with Coalition Special Operations Forces, located and captured an enemy Improvised Explosive Device facility in Malozai village, Sangin district, Nov. 20.

  • Environmental work decreases impact on Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources

    Nov 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South's Civil and Environmental Branch takes the lead in safeguarding and improving Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources.

  • Army launches new SHARP course for trainees

    Nov 23, 2011

    The Army has rolled out a new sexual-assault prevention program aimed at all Initial Entry Training Soldiers.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Robert G. Charlier

    Nov 22, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Robert G. Charlier

  • USARAF leads bilateral training for Botswanian soldiers

    Dec 1, 2011

    GABORONE, Botswana--Twenty-eight instructors from the U.S. and Botswana worked together to train 115 officers and Non-Commissioned Officers from the Botswana Defense Forces (BDF) during the second iteration of the Botswana Tactical Intelligence Course (BTIC-II), Oct. 5 - Nov. 18.

  • 308th BSB Cooks

    Nov 22, 2011

    A hot meal in the field can be a highlight for many soldiers. Specialist Vanessa Davila tells us about one group of Army cooks that braved the elements to feed their battle buddies.

  • JBLM finds savings in 'great beyond' for extinguishers

    Nov 22, 2011

  • Waivers make no difference, suicide study says

    Nov 22, 2011

  • VCSA seeks budget balance for Army

    Nov 25, 2011

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 16, 2011, and took time to speak to the installation's military community about "a very serious budget (and) fiscal situation back in Washington D.C."

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