Archive: Aug 2011

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  • 21st STB welcomes new command team

    Aug 9, 2011

    The 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, held a change of command and responsibility ceremony on Panzer Parade Field here, Aug. 5, to welcome in a new command team and wish a fond farewell to the outgoing team.

  • Post to host Run for the Fallen

    Aug 9, 2011

    Fort Jackson will join a host of other organizations across the country Aug. 20 at 8 a.m., as it holds its inaugural “Run/Walk for the Fallen” at Hilton Field’s softball complex to honor fallen Soldiers and their families.

  • U.S. Army Europe Fueling The Team program

    Aug 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe is trying to get members of the USAREUR team to shop and eat healthy. The USAREUR Fueling The Team program is an initiative that's reshaping the 24 Army dining facilities in Europe, as well as providing an array of educational programs and activities, designed to boost Soldier, civilian employee and family member performance.

  • 66th Trans. Co. brings back the Truck Roadeo

    Aug 9, 2011

    More than 30 transportation Soldiers gathered on Kleber Kaserne to participate in the 66th Transportation Company’s Truck Roadeo here, July 25-29.

  • Wild times at Stuttgart Vacation Bible School

    Aug 9, 2011

    Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Caspian Thompson, 6, summer means Vacation Bible School.

  • The Final Chapter ‘Thunderhorse’ Battalion cases colors, entrusts CSF to continue mission

    Aug 9, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, cased their colors, transferring the authority of their mission to the expanded Combined Security Force, Aug. 6. “Thunderhorse” Battalion culminated its yearlong mission of enhancing the tactical and technical prowess of “Golden Lions,” eCSF in Kirkuk, with a Transfer of Authority Ceremony on Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq.

  • 173rd Airborne

    Aug 10, 2011

  • Oregon Guard forward observers train with Navy, Air Force

    Aug 9, 2011

    Forward observers with 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment of the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team put their skills to work in a training event at Gowen Field, Idaho, July 21, 2011.

  • Combined force in Kandahar kills insurgents, detains suspects

    Aug 9, 2011

    A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force patrol killed several insurgents and detained numerous others in the Mya Neshin district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Elementary school students visit Yongsan Garrison

    Aug 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A band of energetic and enthusiastic middle school children descended on Yongsan Garrison July 22.

  • 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion hosts cadets

    Aug 9, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - The 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery played host to the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Commander Col. Eric Sanchez and his senior NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wiggins, as they shared a farewell meal with the most recent class of cadets Aug. 5.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion bids farewell to KATUSA

    Aug 9, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Sgt. Hong Sung-hoon bid an honorable farewell to his mandatory military service and to the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery.

  • ADA Battalion completes week-long field exercise

    Aug 9, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Early on Aug. 1, long before sunrise, phones began ringing across Area III.

  • Stuttgart Soldiers take on Warrior Pride Challenge

    Aug 9, 2011

    The Army Substance Abuse Program at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, developed the "Warrior Pride Challenge," a pilot program which offers free recreational activities to the most at-risk group for alcohol-related incidents.

  • Ceremony celebrates 223 years of military service

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Ten Soldiers were honored for their military service during the Fort Huachuca Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony hosted by the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Friday, on historic Brown Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, served as the guest speaker and was also present to retire his younger brother, Sgt. 1st Class Todd Crutchfield.

  • Retiring? Advanced planning is key to success

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Earl Nightingale, motivational speaker and author, said, “As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” When preparing for military retirement, these words cannot ring more true. Although a Soldier cannot submit a retirement request before serving 19 years of service, planning for a military retirement should begin at least a year before the intended retirement date, but no later than nine months before, according to Fort Huachuca's retirement out-processing timeline.

  • MICC helping tell the Army story

    Aug 9, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals here play a critical role in helping communicate the Army's history through their support of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and its historical grounds.

  • Batteries recertify on Paladin

    Aug 8, 2011

    Fort Sill -- The Artillery Soldier’s ability to put steel on target does not come easy. Soldiers must train and hone their skills to be effective at their craft, and of course at the end of the training, there are systems in place to ensure the training was effective and understood.

  • 'Leader Brigade' Change of Command Ceremony

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Counseling resources assist families with post deployment issues

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, but the need for vigilance and recognizing the warning signs in our battle buddies and ourselves takes place as often as the sun rises and sets. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is ranked as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, but first for deaths caused by something other than disease or accidents. Unlike many of the other leading causes, suicide is 100 percent preventable.

  • Army offers post-deployment resources

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- After nearly a decade of deployments in support of wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soldiers and their families continue to endure long separations and are faced with challenges at each stage of deployment. Post deployment, a time when Soldiers readjust to life at home, involves its own set of challenges for both the Soldier and the family. Understanding how to reintegrate and reconnect during this time is critical to the strength of the Army.

  • Support battalion trains on convoy live-fire range

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. " The function of the American Soldier is to fight and win America's wars. It is an exceedingly complex and dangerous job, and Soldiers must vigilantly train themselves to the task.

  • New prescription robot helps out at Rader Clinic

    Aug 10, 2011

    The newest team member to the Rader Army Health Clinic Pharmacy is a Script Pro pharmacy automation robotic system. Rader Clinic is the first Army medical facility in the National Capital Region to acquire the system.

  • Wetland credits help environment, saves money

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The purchase of wetland and stream credits by the government is allowing Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals to help guide the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence here toward full operational capability in September.

  • PRESS RELEASE: CERDEC SMEs talk innovation, collaboration at GVSETS

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Culinary Educators Give Army Chef 5 Stars

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Phoenix Battalion brings some Army spice to the Arizona Career and Technical Education summer conference with a culinary arts TAIR presentation that received accolades from high school culinary educators.

  • Army Sustainment Command's Chief of Staff visits Military Children’s Summer Camp

    Aug 8, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command’s Chief of Staff visits Military Children’s Summer Camp

  • MICC explores space in latest recruiting efforts

    Aug 8, 2011

    Capitalizing on a pool of trained space shuttle employees, Mission and Installation Contracting Command recruiters took part in a job fair Aug. 2 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Club swim team marks 50 years

    Aug 9, 2011

    Rebound is normally a term associated with the sport of basketball. Now, rebounding can be linked with the Fort Myer swim team.

  • Stryker Changes Leadership

    Aug 8, 2011

    Col. Robert Schumitz, outgoing Project Manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, changed leadership with Dave Dopp, incoming PM, under the authority of Scott Davis, Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems.

  • Fort Myer Soldier wins bronze medal

    Aug 9, 2011

    United States Armed Forces basketball center Will Lewis did not see much of Rio de Janiero or Brazil during the 5th World Military Games, but now he can see bronze.

  • USAPHC partners with NASA, local colleges to measure air quality via satellite

    Aug 8, 2011

    Atmospheric scientists are one step closer to improving the use of satellites to measure air quality and surface pollution, thanks to a new partnership. The DISCOVER-AQ mission, which stands for Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality, is being led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and includes monitoring at an Aberdeen Proving Ground"Edgewood site, coordinated through the U.S. Army Public Health Command. The study allows local college students to team up with scientists and experts within the public and private sector to monitor air quality remotely for public health and environmental benefits.

  • Surviving spouse gives back to military community

    Aug 9, 2011

  • The 733rd Engineer Company’s 1st Platoon took on a project that was cemented in song

    Aug 8, 2011

  • MPs Fight Through Pepper Spray Training

    Aug 8, 2011

    For many Soldiers, being sprayed in the face with pepper spray is not a common occurrence. But for the 15 Soldiers of the 571st Military Police Company, being sprayed is just another part of training and a skill that could save their lives. The group to be sprayed by Oleoresin Capsicum, commonly known as Pepper Spray, consisted of two officers, ten enlisted and three cadets all who needed to be certified on the training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 29. But the training lane was not just about being sprayed with the OC spray; they also had to complete five stations relevant to their role as a military police officer.

  • First, Last Always--53rd Signal Battalion

    Aug 9, 2011

    Located in a nondescript cement building, the only indication the 53rd Signal Battalion is in operation is the tell-tale orange color of the sign.

  • Advanced course molds civilian leaders for Army challenges

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Civilian Education System advanced course at the Army Management Staff Collge prepares senior Army civilians for leadership responsibilities. It provides a greater strategic understanding of the Army enterprise and teaches the critical thinking skills necessary for Army civilians to lead in an evolving Army.

  • New Initiative Turns Trash to Treasure and Savings

    Sep 1, 2011

    Leading Change Teams, an innovative creation by Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Christopher Carlile.

  • SecArmy memo regarding Army deployment period policy (PDF dowload)

    Aug 8, 2011

    SecArmy memo regarding Army deployment period policy (PDF dowload)

  • Task Force Guns trooper works hard to achieve the American dream

    Aug 8, 2011

    CAMP KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: three rights that have inspired millions of immigrants over time to make the journey to the United States.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Charismatic chaplain helps troopers keep the faith in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2011

    CAMP KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- It's another hot and dusty Sunday morning, and service is about to begin at the Camp Kunduz Chapel.

  • A running tribute

    Aug 8, 2011

    While many of their counterparts enjoyed sleeping late, 395 service members, civilians and family members in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart started their Saturday morning with a 13-mile or five-kilometer run July 16.

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    Aug 8, 2011

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  • Stallion Shake 2011: American, German responders prepared for emergency

    Aug 8, 2011

    The morning of July 16, Stuttgart military community members lined up for a chance to get covered in blood " fake blood, that is. They were part of the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart annual emergency preparedness exercise, called Stallion Shake, held for the first time on Panzer Kaserne.

  • AFRICOM hosts first annual Olympics

    Aug 8, 2011

    On July 15, U.S. Africa Command hosted its first “Olympics” on Kelley Barracks.

  • Fight terrorism: know how to report, react

    Aug 8, 2011

    August has been designated by the Department of the Army as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. In the spirit of the month, Stuttgart military community members are encouraged to take the time to learn how to deal with potentially dangerous situations.

  • New playgrounds to open on Kelley, RB this fall

    Aug 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Directorate of Public Works is working hard so community children can play even harder.

  • Culture College introduces newcomers to Stuttgart

    Aug 8, 2011

    Newcomer orientation at Army garrisons throughout Europe is becoming more streamlined. As of Aug. 1, Installation Management Command-Europe replaced Headstart, the former in-processing cultural program used overseas for the past 40 years, with “Culture College,” which will be offered through garrison Army Community Service offices.

  • Army links tactical radios, chat services with commercial communications

    Aug 9, 2011

    Army researchers have linked tactical radios and military chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial communications technologies as part of a wide-ranging effort to streamline collaboration across the force.

  • 66th Trans. Co. earns Army Safety Excellence Streamer

    Aug 8, 2011

    The 66th Transportation Company, 39th Movement Control Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Col. Keith Sledd, the commander of the 16th Sust. Bde. during a ceremony on Kleber Kaserne here, July 28.

  • Cadets train with 1/44 ADA, Third Army for CTLT

    Aug 8, 2011

    Third Army and the 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment hosted cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who were participating in the Cadet Troop Leader Training program.

  • Tenn. Gov. meets, greets Third Army troops

    Aug 8, 2011

    Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam, visited servicemembers here Aug. 2 from the 230th Sustainment Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, 241st Engineering Installation Squadron, Tennessee Air Guard, and Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Serbian soldiers train with U.S. civil affairs

    Aug 9, 2011

    Members of the Serbian army participated in a joint communications training exercise with Soldiers of the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, at Daenner Kaserne, Germany.

  • Leaders offer condolences in wake of helicopter crash in Afghanistan

    Aug 10, 2011

    Senior U.S. leaders today extended condolences to the families of American and Afghan forces lost in an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan.

  • ‘Long Knife’ Soldiers transfer JSS India to Iraqi Army

    Aug 8, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, transferred Joint Security Station India, located near Mosul, to the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, Aug. 3. U.S. Soldiers operated from JSS India since 2005, but more recently the compound located within Al Kindi Military Base housed American troops dedicated to training Iraqi soldiers during Operation New Dawn.

  • ‘Black Knight’ troops deliver accuracy on range Cavalry tanks, Bradleys prepare for patrols

    Aug 8, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, completed live-fire exercises with newly acquired vehicles at Memorial Range near Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, July 27-30. “Black Jack” Brigade troops conducted a live fire accuracy screening test using the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, zeroed M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle weapon systems and conducted transition fire from Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicles.

  • Path of a ‘Punisher’ MP Soldier sharpens skills in tactical environment

    Aug 8, 2011

    Kneeling next to the exit ramp, Spc. Luz Natalia Gonzalez readied her M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. As the vehicle halted on a crowded street in Kirkuk, Iraq, Gonzalez emerged and scanned the area before signaling other personnel to exit the vehicle and move into a nearby police station. Due to the demanding operational tempo of her military police platoon, Gonzalez, assigned to the “Punishers,” Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, mastered the tactical skills required of her while on her first deployment in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • New dawn for ammunition as Iraq drawdown hits full steam

    Aug 8, 2011

    As forward operating bases close in Iraq ammunition is shipped to a supply point where it is sorted, inspected, classified and re-packaged for re-issue or demilitarization.

  • When it's broken Soldiers get hands-on help from experts

    Aug 9, 2011

    Experts at repairing all types of equipment deploy with the warfighter to resolve equipment issues. They are combat multipliers providing units with training, logistics and technical assistance in a wide range of equipment.

  • Army civilian helping poor and needy

    Aug 8, 2011

    Jesus Quispe, responsible officer for the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade received the National Image Award for his many volunteer efforts creating international partnerships and community service projects.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • GI Bill changes include actual cost for in-state tuition

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

  • Corps of Engineers builds sustainable distribution center for DLA

    Aug 9, 2011

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is preparing to occupy a new, environmentally friendly distribution center constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Third Army, Behavioral Health Leadership Symposium informs leaders of importance of mental fitness

    Aug 8, 2011

    A Behavioral Health Leadership Symposium was held here July 23 involving assets from Third Army/ARCENT, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and United States Forces - Iraq to discuss strengthening partnerships between commanders, command sergeants major and Soldiers during deployment.

  • CID special agents put Taliban on notice

    Aug 9, 2011

    Criminal Investigation Division special agents conducted an early morning raid on Bagram, Afghanistan, to recover more than $250,000 of equipment stolen U.S. Government property.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers receive spiritual guidance at NTC

    Aug 8, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - For some Arrowhead Soldiers of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, attending religious services creates a fresh start to a new week in the Mojave Desert at the National Training Center in Southern California.

  • 3-2 SBCT transport Strykers to NTC

    Aug 8, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - The Stryker armored fighting vehicle is nearly 20 tons of machinery, including eight wheels and automatic fire power, all at the disposal of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Transporting these rolling giants of destruction from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to the National Training Center required the unification of commanders, non-commissioned officers, and junior enlisted Soldiers to successfully complete the mission.

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Guard Troops Ensure You Can During Disaster Exercise

    Aug 7, 2011

    A New York National Guard disaster response exercise here Aug. 4-7 dismissed any doubts to whether the Army Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters was prepared to respond to a hurricane on Eastern Long Island. A joint training exercise with the 106th Rescue Wing at Westhampton Beach helped prepare members of the New York National Guard train and rehearse one of the most important aspects of military operations: communications.

  • Mullen talks security at Ninewa Combined Coordination Center

    Aug 7, 2011

    During what is expected to be his final trip to visit troops in Iraq, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, met with Iraqi Security Forces leaders to discuss progress in northern Iraq, August 1. Mullen led a roundtable discussion with local police, army, and Kurdish Security Forces leaders, as well as U.S. commanders from 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and U.S. Division " North at the Ninewa Combined Coordination Center and heard firsthand about efforts the ISF have made in improving security in Mosul and Ninewa province.

  • ’Rainbow Hurricane’ prepares troops for disaster response

    Aug 8, 2011

    New York National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters left their armories from across the state to converge at an empty field Aug. 5, 2011, in an exercise meant to mimic the Guard's hurricane response efforts.

  • ‘Mustang’ mortarmen display operational readiness

    Aug 7, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted mortar training operations on and near Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, July 23. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd AAB, conducted the training to certify mortar crews and company support personnel deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • ‘Devil’ Soldiers maintain readiness at ammo holding area

    Aug 7, 2011

    Task Force “Devil” Soldiers with Company B, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, maintain readiness for the unit at the Basic Load Ammunition Holding Area on Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq. Soldiers who man the BLAHA on a daily basis maintain the readiness of Task Force Devil by inspecting and cleaning ammunition so that it may be redistributed to other units or redeployed back home.

  • 402nd Army Field Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    Aug 7, 2011

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • From artillery to infantry Soldier finds purpose in mission change

    Aug 7, 2011

    In support of Operation New Dawn, numerous Soldiers of “Devil Brigade,” 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, work in capacities and jobs that are not their primary military occupational specialty. In Devil Brigade, petroleum supply specialists sometimes work as members of a security platoon, and tankers may use trucks instead of tracks.

  • Oil analysis critical to readiness, safety

    Aug 7, 2011

    The Army Oil Analysis Program lab at Joint Base Balad, Iraq receives more than 1000 oil samples every month and has been a critical part of the mission.

  • MILES gear simulates live combat at NTC

    Aug 8, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - Intelligence analysts from 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, geared up their Humvee for the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to be installed at the National Training Center Aug. 5.

  • Reserve Riggers Deliver Frontline Supply Reserves

    Aug 6, 2011

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - The military has several ways of getting supplies to its troops. Depending on the amount, type and location, these three major factors determine how the supplies are delivered. The most popular and cheapest mode of transportation is by truck. We see them on the road all the time. However, what if there are no roads or the roads are too difficult for regular semi trucks to navigate? Two words: ‘air drop’.

  • Oldest and Youngest Soldiers Share Common Ground

    Aug 6, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - One unique factor when speaking about Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers is the age factor. For most Soldiers serving in this capacity, they make life-long careers out of being Citizen-Soldiers. For two members assigned to the 230th Sustainment Brigade, this is no different.

  • Iraqi training center gains independence; "Eagle" cuts ties to come home

    Aug 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Evidenced by the shift in operations throughout Iraq, U.S. Forces are preparing to transition out of the country.

  • "Blacksmith" Soldiers receive Combat Badges

    Aug 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Col. Douglas C. Crissman, commander, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Combat Medic Badge, to various BLACKSMITH Soldiers who were under direct hostile enemy fire during combat operations in Iraq on May 8, 2011 during a ceremony at the Memorial Hall, on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq July 29, 2011. The Combat Action Badge may be awarded to any Soldier after the date of September 18, 2001 performing duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized, who is personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement.

  • Four-legged Soldier sniffs out explosives, weapons

    Aug 5, 2011

    Military Police Soldiers partner up with working dogs to detect explosives and weapons caches.

  • Counter IED Trainers Head Down Under

    Aug 5, 2011

    Counter IED experts from the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center, traveled to Australia, to train Soldiers from Second Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, and members of the Australian Defense Force in ways to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • Maryland Guard, Australians share laughs, recon tips during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 8, 2011

    American and Australian Soldiers shared tactics and culture during Exercise Talisman Sabre, a joint Australian/American exercise that ran July 11-29, 2011.

  • MICC explores space in latest recruiting efforts

    Aug 9, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Hoping to capitalize on a ready pool of trained government employees in search of a job following the final space shuttle landing, Mission and Installation Contracting Command recruiters took part in a job fair Aug. 2 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Scouts in Iraq perform airborne missions to uncover weapons caches

    Aug 8, 2011

    Cavalry scouts bundle into two Black Hawk helicopters on a flight line at Camp Taji, Iraq. Loaded with weapons, ammo, radios, and metal detectors, the Scouts take off and fly to an area containing suspected weapons caches.

  • First Army Commander links Army core values with local business

    Aug 5, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Bednarek, First Army commanding general believes business and Army leaders share some of the same goals and ideals, and this was the focus of his presentation to a group of community leaders at the Quad City chamber’s Executive Club meeting at the i Wireless Center Aug 5.

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxing

    Aug 5, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Spc. Samuel Vasquez (right) of Fort Carson, Colo., throws a right hand at Bryant Parrella of Lehigh Acres, Fla., en route to an 18-10 victory in the 152-pound challengers bracket semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Boxing on Wednesday night at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala. Vasquez will face Amir Imam of Albany, N.Y., on Thursday night in the challengers bracket finale at 152 pounds. The winner of that bout will meet Errol Spence of Desoto, Texas, on Friday for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

  • Convocation ceremony starts off Army War College year for Class of 2012

    Aug 5, 2011

    The Army War College Class of 2012 officially started their 10-month academic course with a convocation ceremony held in Bliss Hall, Aug. 5.

  • Fort Riley aviation brigade spins up aircraft for training with ground troops

    Aug 9, 2011

    Fort Riley's aviation brigade hit the skies heavy this week to train with its 1st Infantry Division counterparts on the ground.

  • American/Australian Planners Spent Two Years Preparing for Talisman Sabre Exercise

    Aug 5, 2011

    Two years before the first Australian or American soldier put boots on the ground for Exercise Talisman Sabre, which started on July 11 and ended July 29, planners from the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division and the Australian 1st Division started planning for the event.

  • 49th MD Bn. promotes new 1st Sgt., CSM

    Aug 9, 2011

    The 49th Missile Defense Battalion (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) passed the sword twice to two new enlisted leaders during a Change of Responsibility ceremony here June 10.

  • Soldiers to begin 2012 with nine-month deployments

    Aug 8, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 1, deploying Soldiers will go for nine months, meaning more time at home with their families.

  • Liaision Soldiers Bridge Gaps Between American and Australian Air and Ground Forces

    Aug 5, 2011

    When Army and Air Force elements in the Pacific want to ensure seamless communication they work through Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's 5th Battlefeld Coordination Detachment. The team worked at smoothing the differences between Austrailian and American military culture and jargon during Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 11-29 in Australia.

  • Good Health Is Victory at Joint Munitions Command

    Aug 5, 2011

    JMC Command Surgeon and Wellness Coordinator both strive to keep employees healthy.

  • Shakespeare on Base summer program educates, cares for Fort Bragg students

    Aug 5, 2011

    About 42 Fort Bragg students participated in the Shakespeare on Base summer program that was both educational and fun. The students sampled three of Shakespeare’s plays: “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Macbeth” as well as several dance performances and two songs. The program focused not only on acting and learning lines, but on many other aspects of drama including visual art for props and set, singing and dance.

  • Liberation of the City of Light

    Aug 5, 2011

    Liberating Paris, France, in the summer of 1944 was not an easy decision for Allied commanders, including General Dwight D. Eisenhower, whom had hoped the U. S. Army would pursue German forces before they could move into their defensive positions on the frontier of Germany.

  • Back to the Future: New recruits get a taste of Army life at Fort Bragg

    Aug 5, 2011

    Two hundred future Soldiers visited Fort Bragg, Friday, as part of “A Day in the Life,” a program aimed at exposing them to positive mentorship. A partnership between the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, A Day in the Life, teaches future Soldiers about Army operations such as the Physical Readiness Training program, drill and ceremonies, customs and courtesies, learning military times and the phonetic alphabet.

  • U.S., Ukrainian forces close out Rapid Trident 2011

    Aug 5, 2011

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- After two weeks of multi-national airborne operations and training, Rapid Trident 2011 came to a close at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here Aug. 5.

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