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  • Scenario-driven training prepares PRT for Afghan challenges

    Oct 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. - Scenario-driven training provided to Provincial Reconstruction Teams helped the deploying Soldiers not only gain operational experience but provided them extensive experience working with interpreters. The trainers, assigned to the 205th Infantry Brigade at Camp Atterbury Joint maneuver Training Center, Ind., strive to ensure deploying Soldiers receive the most realistic, relevant training possible. The scenario-driven training along with the role players, forces Soldiers to work through the challenges in the same environment and conditions they'll face when they deploy.

  • Motorcycle safety saves live in all seasons

    Oct 11, 2012

    Although summer has ended, motorcycle riders continue sharing the New Jersey roads, taking advantage of the warm weather and low gas prices. Unfortunately, with the weather changing, the likelihood of being involved in a motorcycle accident increases.

  • Trainer Mentors strengthen trust, capabilities with Afghan Army

    Oct 10, 2012

    "We have a motivated team of Division East Soldiers eager to assist the Afghan Nation Army realize their potential of becoming one of the most professional and effective Armies in the region. Our relationship will be based on trust and the common belief that a strong Afghan Army means a strong Afghan nation."

  • Trainer Mentors plan to strengthen trust, capabilities with Afghan Army

    Oct 4, 2012

    An unexpected delay in Manus forced the new First Army Trainer Mentor Team-East to transition operations in Afghanistan in only 36 hours. Luckily, the outgoing team, TMT-West, prepared for the unexpected, and the two teams transitioned smoothly.

  • Adviser team coordinates communications, operations in 'Land of the Light'

    Oct 1, 2012

    Team Bluetick, a Security Force Assistant Advisor Team from First Army Division East, and Occupational Coordination Center -- Provincial Nuristan staff recently conducted a site survey of the Nuristan Provincial Capital, Parun.

  • New First Army Division East Command Sergeant Major excited to Train for Combat!

    Sep 21, 2012

    After 27 months as the senior enlisted advisor of First Army Division East, Command Sgt. Maj. Sgt. Major Edwin Rodriguez passed the Noncommissioned Officer Sword, signifying the transfer of the responsibility of the Division, to the new Division command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis E. Defreese.

  • N.M. Soldiers train for worst-case scenario

    Aug 7, 2012

    Dealing with the aftermath of a suicide was part of the realistic training provided by the 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, to the Soldiers of the 615th Transportation Battalion of Springer, N.M., mobilizing at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

  • More than 19 thousand fans cheer Soldiers' service

    Aug 6, 2012

    It was a night of firsts for Sgt. First Class Brian Goodheart. His first live Major League Soccer game, the first time he'd spent an evening with the commanding general, and the first time he had stood before more than 19 thousand people to be recognized for his service to the nation.

  • Demobilization Process prepares National Guard Soldiers to transition back to civilian lives

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Before heading home after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait more than 2,800 Ohio and Michigan National Guard Soldiers, must successfully tackle one more mission: demobilization. Beginning at the end of July, Soldiers assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team began flowing through Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss. While at Camp Shelby, they will address and resolve any medical, behavioral health, administrative and financial issues.

  • Tennessee Guard unit trains Jordanian Army

    Jul 31, 2012

    The 181st Field Artillery Battalion recently mobilized, trained and deployed to the country of Jordan, to provide infantry and border security trainer mentor assistance to the Jordanian Army.

  • Congressman credits, thanks military for inspiration and motivation

    Jun 28, 2012

    "Connecting on a personal level adds to the success of any organization," said Congressman John Runyan, (R-NJ) representing the 3rd District of New Jersey. "Events like this are what's missing in much of the business world."

  • Battle space partnerships, village stabilization goals of Agribusiness Conference

    Jun 28, 2012

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- "Our first line of defense is our ability to feed and cloth the people," Ret. Maj. Gen. Darren G. Owens, after giving a brief history of the U.S. Department of Agriculture created in 1862. "If people don't have enough food to feed their families they will sell their soul to the devil."

  • A Viking Sails East

    Jun 28, 2012

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- The 205th Infantry Brigade welcomed two new Vikings into its fold during a change of command and a change of responsibility ceremony at the camp's Veterans Memorial June 27.

  • Complexity, realism and technology enhances C-IED training

    Jun 28, 2012

    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. -- A major part of training service members for combat revolves around countering the insurgent's use of Improvised Explosive Devises. IEDs remain the weapon of choice for terrorists, insurgents and criminal networks worldwide.

  • Logistics Support Battalion recognized with Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 19, 2012

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKERHURST, N.J. -- Over the past year, Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 322nd Logistics Support Regiment, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade conducted more than 120 vehicle issues/turn-ins and coordinated hundreds of vehicles and weapons movement without any losses. As a result of their attention to detail and dedication to their mission, they recently received the Chief of Staff of the Army Supply Excellence Award in the Unit Supply category for Army Reserve Tables of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) Units. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin, , presented the award to the battalion along with the other winners. "We could not have accomplished all that we have in Iraq and Afghanistan were it not for the countless, remarkable contributions made by the men and women of the logistics community," said Austin during the recent awards ceremony.

  • Don't be a statistic during the 101 Critical Days of Summer

    Jun 19, 2012

    The statistics are staggering for such a small window of time. But according to Maj. Michael Sabatini, you don't have to be one -- ever. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known in many circles as the 101 Critical Days of Summer. Army wide, off-duty fatalities between May and September rose nearly 20 percent over the past three years. Army wide, over the last three years, 11 Soldiers drowned each year between May and September. Of the 61 Soldiers killed as a result of traffic accidents last Spring and Summer, 80 percent perished between April and Labor Day.

  • Joy motivates Special Olympic volunteers

    Jun 13, 2012

    Seeing the joy of accomplishment on Special Olympians faces motivated Los Angeles, Calif. native Sgt.1st Class Oscar Rodriguez, First Army Division East, to volunteer to support the 2012 Special Olympics Washington D.C. Summer Games recently. Rodriguez, several other First Army Division East Soldiers and dozens of other volunteers supported summer games, held recently on the campus of The Catholic University of America during "Military Day." However, personal reasons drove the DivEast Soldiers to support. "I have a nephew who competes in the Special Olympics due to a muscular disorder," explained Sgt. 1st Class Erica Lehmkuhl, Louisville, Ky. "Also, growing up, my next door neighbor had Down 's syndrome, and he was such an innocent, loving soul that I felt the need to support the Special Olympics."

  • Unit mobilization provides stability for mission, Reserve Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2012

    Beginning November, the 174th Infantry Brigade will replace its' individually voluntary mobilized Soldiers with one of the brigade's six Reserve battalions.

  • Families encouraged to assess their comprehensive fitness levels

    May 25, 2012

    "The days of the Army telling Soldiers that their spouse wasn't issued in their rucksack are long gone," said First Army Division East Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez. The Army considers the Soldier's family as part of the Soldier. The family is part of the team and if the team suffers, so does the Army. To use the words of the Army: "The Army is the strength of the Nation, the Soldier is the strength of the Army and the Family is the strength of the Soldier." "We now realize that for a Soldier to be 100 percent focused on the mission, things at home need to be taken care of. They play a huge role in keeping our Soldiers fit and combat ready," Rodriguez explained. But for families to keep their Soldiers fit, they themselves must be taken care of as well. To that end, the Army -- and Rodriguez -- encourages families to use the GAT.

  • 1049th Transportation Company navigates the demobilization process

    May 25, 2012

    "The demobilization process is a critical part of redeployment. We need Soldiers to focus on ensuring they resolve all issues -- medical, dental, behavioral health and administrative -- before they go home to their families," explained Col. Michael S. Shrout, commander, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East. The 72nd FA Bde., oversees the demobilization process for all Reserve Component Soldiers redeploying through on JBMDL.

  • Soldiers begin the most important part of the reset process: Demobilization

    May 24, 2012

    When Soldiers return from deployment to Joint Base-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, they start the most important part of the reset process -- demobilization. This crucial time allows Soldiers time to resolve medical, dental, behavioral health, financial and administrative issues prior to their release from active duty.

  • First Army launches toy drive for Afghan children

    May 17, 2012

    First Army Reservists partnered enthusiastic volunteers in the United States with Afghan school children to collect toys and school supplies for them.

  • First Army Division East Soldiers help Habitat for Humanity with Clean-up Efforts

    May 10, 2012

    FORT MEADE, MD., --The Soldier's Creed states that every Soldier stands ready to deploy and destroy the enemies of the United States. Destroying can be considered a primary mission of infantry units. However, recently, Soldiers from First Army Division East's 205th Infantry Brigade, 1-335th Infantry Battalion, recently took on a different mission. It wasn't a mission to destroy, but rebuild. The Soldiers put their skills to use to clean and beautify the Habitat for Humanity's offices in Franklin, Ind.

  • Successful demobilization rounds out Red Bull deployment

    May 9, 2012

  • EFMB Challenge: 112 step up but only 21 earn coveted badge

    May 7, 2012

  • Fort Meade Soldier hopes to make a difference on Capitol Hill

    Feb 10, 2012

    With the desire to positively influence the lives of Soldiers everywhere, Capt. Adrian Foster applied to the Army Congressional Fellowship Program -- and was accepted. Today, he looks forward to swapping Army fatigues and combat boots for suits and Oxfords.

  • Holiday demob surge no match for First Army Division East

    Feb 3, 2012

    With a normal demobilization load of about 4,600 troops coupled with a surge demob load of nearly 2,500 troops, First Army Division East personnel proved their professionalism and reinforced their reputation as the premier organization for demob support with the successful demobilization of more than 7,000 returning Warriors.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 1, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East. In November 2011 the pair implemented an online application for returning service members to register for health benefits during the demobilization process, rather than the traditional paper application. This online application is helping thousands of returning troops get health benefits faster.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade holds Change of Responsibility

    Jan 23, 2012

    158th Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Christopher S. Forbes hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 20 at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center where Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Todd relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. William L. Gardner II.

  • First Army uses simulator training to prevent deaths on battlefield

    Jan 10, 2012

    With blood loss being the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, First Army Division East is incorporating more realistic, up-to-date training to prepare the nation's deploying Soldiers for treating injuries on the battlefield.

  • Camp Shelby has gone to the dogs

    Dec 6, 2011

    Military working dogs, which recently arrived at Camp Shelby, Miss., with their handlers, are here to train as Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Division West preps Guard units to defend nation's capital

    Nov 16, 2011

    Two Army National Guard units will soon be using a combination of air defense systems to guard the National Capital Region and the nation's leaders.

  • Patriot Brigade passes sword

    Nov 15, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Johnson accepted the noncommissioned officer sword from Col. Craig A. Osborne, commander, 174th Infantry Brigade, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony held at Sharp Field on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 4.

  • 1AE Safety takes rapid-action revision seriously

    Nov 15, 2011

    With an eye toward increasing safety and decreasing motorcycle mishaps, the U.S. Army released a rapid-action revision to the Army Safety Program Oct 1. The revision states that all motorcycle riding Soldiers are required to complete advanced motorcycle training consisting of either the Experienced Riders Course or the Military Sports Bike Riders Course within 12 months following completion of the Basic Riders Course.

  • 205th Infantry Brigade harvests morale

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers and family members of the 205th Infantry Brigade participated in a unit festival held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Nov. 5.

  • New York National Guard Conducts "Dirty Bomb" Drill in Urban Setting

    Nov 7, 2011

    More than 400 New York Army and Air National Guardsmen and women will take part in an emergency response exercise with local first responders here on Saturday, Nov. 5. The exercise, which called for the local emergency agencies and the Guard to respond to a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb"- an explosive which sprays radioactive material-will take place at the site of the former Kings Inn, which Guard engineers demolished to allow the exercise to take place.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • FORSCOM leaders bike in 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest

    Nov 6, 2011

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2011) Led by Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, members of the FORSCOM family were among the more than 100 able-bodied and Wounded Warrior riders in the 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest today. They were there to demonstrate their support for wounded veterans.

  • Above and beyond is every day

    Nov 1, 2011

    Nina Wilson arrived at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., more than 18 months ago. Driving around the barracks that were built during WWII, old office buildings and no family medical facility or post commissary, she realized that she was not at the type of military installation she was accustomed to, and it hit her extremely hard.

  • First Army trains Ohio National Guard for Afghanistan mission

    Nov 1, 2011

    Soldiers from the 188th Infantry Brigade, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., returned to Camp Shelby to do what they do best, ensuring that other Soldiers are "Battle Ready" before they deploy into theater.

  • 188th Soldier enjoys passing on knowledge to troops preparing to deploy

    Nov 1, 2011

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Sgt. 1st Class Jason Mikan, a Trainer/Mentor with the 188th Infantry Brigade, has been charging hard his entire military career.

  • New York Guard MPs visit South African counterparts

    Oct 21, 2011

    Two New Army York National Guard MPs got a first-hand look at how the South African National Defense Force trains its military cops during a two-day visit the South African Military Police School in September.

  • Claim Submission Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Approaching

    Oct 20, 2011

    Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay submission deadline near

  • Motorcycle training changes aimed at making safer riders

    Oct 20, 2011

    New training requirements for Army motorcyclists went into effect in fiscal year 2012, and failure to comply could lead to the loss of on-post riding privileges.

  • Panetta, Shinseki discuss more transition support for vets

    Oct 19, 2011

    Ways to help separating service members and veterans prepare for and launch civilian careers topped the agenda during Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's visit yesterday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Oklahoma Adjutant General visits Camps Buehring, Virginia

    Oct 19, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Myles L. Deering, Oklahoma Adjutant General and Norman, Okla. native, visited Oklahoma National Guardsmen with the 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery and 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team here and at Camp Virginia Oct. 17.

  • Army CID warns against romance scams

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command continues to receive hundreds of reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Army senior leaders see efficiencies firsthand in Kuwait

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army's top acquisition officials recently witnessed a live demonstration of the service's networked mission command systems at a camp where the capabilities are deployed and used by Soldiers.

  • Testing in progress - Soldiers help researchers develop, refine gear for warriors

    Oct 14, 2011

    Four times a year 30 Soldiers report to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to help researchers conduct medical studies and equipment testing to determine where to spend, or not spend, millions of taxpayer dollars.

  • Camp Shelby Recycling Center celebrates Earth Day, everyday

    Oct 12, 2011

    Earlier this year, Spc. Heather L. Baxter sat with her two boys, Grant and D.J., discussing their school work when Grant posed a tough question. What, he wondered, was the Army doing to make sure there was enough water and trees for them? Baxter, a human resources specialist at the 177th Armored Brigade, had plenty to think about after talking with her son. After a little research, she learned that her brigade did not have a recycling program, but Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center did support a recycling center on post.

  • NY Guard Soldiers create massive sandtable of National Training Center

    Oct 11, 2011

    The 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team built a massive sand table of the National Training Center maneuver "box" to allow unit leaders to better understand the areas they'll be dealing with while training here.

  • Rodriguez stresses importance of the Reserve Component as an operational force

    Oct 10, 2011

    Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, highlighted the critical role of Reserve Component Soldiers and units during the keynote address at the Maj. Gen. Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army.

  • National Guard Troops Train at NTC

    Oct 10, 2011

    More than 2,000 members of the New York Army National Guard deployed here for a month-long annual training as Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare troops for a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Forum discusses future of Army Force Generation, impact on Total Army

    Oct 10, 2011

    "We had Army Force Generation before 2001, but we didn't call it force generation," said Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, and lead speaker of the Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum on the future of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

  • FORSCOM opens new band training facility

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today, officially opening its 18,748 sq. ft. training facility. Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromber, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, hosted the event. The new facility consolidates the band's operations, which were spread across various locations at the band's former home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The band made the move here last summer with FORSCOM, its parent unit, because of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. The band's Brass Ensemble played during the ceremony. Afterwards, guests attended a reception and toured the facility, while the Jazz Guardians, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons provided rousing background music.

  • U.S. Army in Europe shifts from COIN to full-spectrum training

    Oct 5, 2011

    Sky Soldiers, paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, descended on the drop zone at Hohenfels Training Area, Oct. 5, in Europe's first full-spectrum training environment rotation.

  • 1AE Soldiers strike gold at German proficiency badge

    Oct 5, 2011

    Seven Soldiers assigned to First Army Division East's headquarters here were awarded the coveted German Armed Forces Troop Duty Proficiency badge in a ceremony at the Deutschland's North American headquarters in Reston, Va., Sept. 27 ....

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Indiana Guardsmen participate in Bold Quest

    Sep 27, 2011

    Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard played part in a a joint staff led military coalition combat assessment exercise designed to test the interoperability of target identification systems of 12 NATO member nations to reduce friendly fire incidents.

  • A 412th TEC Soldier explain the advantages of balancing his civilian and Army Reserve careers.

    Sep 26, 2011

    Educational Benefits & civilian skills training- Sgt. Cory Syvinski, 716th Engineer Co., 412th Theater Engineer Command discusses some of the ways the The U.S. Army Reserve has benefited him.

  • Northeastern Army National Guard Soldiers train for Iraq deployment

    Sep 22, 2011

    New York, Connecticut and Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are conducting individual pre-mobilization training tasks that are required before individual deployment overseas.

  • Rodriguez takes command of U.S. Army Forces Command

    Sep 12, 2011

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez took command of U.S. Army Forces Command here today in a ceremony that formalized the transformation of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces" into a "four-star" installation.

  • SecDef, volunteers build Fort Meade playground to remember 9/11

    Sep 10, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pitched in alongside more than 300 military and civilian volunteers to build a new playground for children of military families at Fort Meade, Md.

  • New York National Guard Moves From One Disaster to Another at Governor's Direction

    Sep 9, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard reshuffled troops, vehicles and aircraft on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8, and went from one disaster to another as New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed state resources towards Binghamton in anticipation of cresting flood levels on Thursday.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade stands down to focus on safety

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The 188th Infantry Brigade took a break from their usual mission of training and mentoring mobilizing Reserve and National Guard units to focus on safety during a safety stand down at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center Aug. 30.

  • Fort McCoy mobilization/demobilization chapter winding down

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The departure of the 236th and 1022nd Engineer Companies from Fort McCoy in late September will bring to a close a significant chapter in Fort McCoy's history. The pair of Army National Guard companies -- one from Texas, the other from Louisiana -- will be the last to deploy from Fort McCoy. According to Brad Stewart, director, Directorate Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy, Fort McCoy will conclude its mobilization mission as the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Mobilization ending at Fort McCoy

    Sep 8, 2011

    As the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fort McCoy's mobilization mission is ending this month.

  • First Army Division East Labor Day Safety Message

    Sep 1, 2011

  • Warrior battalion partners with local community

    Aug 29, 2011

    Over the pasts few weeks, the 1-335th Operations Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade, partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build a house in the neighboring community of Edinburgh ...

  • Cavalry commander reflects on tour of duty

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Statistics often tell only part of a story, but when it comes to raw numbers, the tale of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command lingers as one of precision and triumph over adversity.

  • 1AE NCO Leads by Example, Destroys Stereotypes

    Aug 23, 2011

    We all know him. The guy that does more pushups and situps than is necessary to score the maximum number of points possible for those events. The one who breezes through his two-mile run, drinks a bottle of water, and takes a latrine break before most others cross the finish line.

  • Virginia quake tremors felt at FORSCOM

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command Soldiers and civilians return to their offices after having evacuated Marshall Hall, the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, because of tremors felt here at Fort Bragg that were caused by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va. The occasion provided a real-world opportunity to test the building's evacuation procedures.

  • FORSCOM headquarters, Marshall Hall, hosts 1st major conference at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command new headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., Marshall Hall, is... the host location for its first major conference. Representatives from across the country gathered to discuss training and support requirements for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • First Army DCG MacCarley Speaks at Arsenal Island Town Hall

    Aug 17, 2011

    As the new kid on the block, First Army's military and their dependents were invited to participate in its first Rock Island Arsenal town hall Aug 11. Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley introduced First Army and provided a brief overview of its primary mission - the mobilization and demobilization of the Reserve Component.

  • Soldier saves life in-flight

    Aug 17, 2011

    1st Lt. David E. Bryant, a Greenwood, Ind. native and demobilization officer at Camp Atterbury, was recognized Aug. 16 by being awarded the Indiana Distinguished Service Medal for saving the life of a fellow passenger on an airline flight earlier this year.

  • 157th uncases at Camp Atterbury

    Aug 16, 2011

    Camp Atterbury welcomed a new unit Aug. 15 as the 157th Infantry Brigade, formerly at Fort Jackson, S.C., unfurled the brigade colors during a ceremony in Building 4. The unit held a casing ceremony at Fort Jackson June 23 after nearly 14 years on the installation. Before coming to Camp Atterbury, the 157th Infantry was responsible for training National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for mobilization.

  • Vet unit partners with field support brigade to keep IED detection dogs in fight

    Aug 15, 2011

    The 358th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, is a Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs healthy and in the fight.

  • Official reports security progress in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    Calling the operation against al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden "a great step" toward U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, a senior defense official emphasized the importance of continuing to build Afghan security forces and institutions so they can continue this momentum.

  • Bank representatives provide opotions, info to servicemember homeowners

    Aug 15, 2011

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Spearhead brigade changes command

    Aug 15, 2011

    Members of the 177th Armored Brigade, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center stood on the parade field July 29, to honor and say good bye to Col. William W. Prior, the brigade’s commander and to welcome a new commander, Col. Dale C. Kuehl.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

    Aug 15, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel, First Army Division East commanding general, hosted a change of command ceremony at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Aug. 4. Col. Thomas S. Hollis relinquished command responsibility to Col. Christopher S. Forbes on the parade field.

  • Congressional Staff Delegation Visits First Army Headquarters

    Aug 12, 2011

    Local area congressional staffers and community leaders met with First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, at First Army’s headquarters building here today.

  • Therapy goes to the dogs

    Aug 11, 2011

    As the young Soldier sat in line Aug. 4 to go through the demobilization process, she whispered into the ear of a dog named Lugnut brought by Dog Trainer Kristi Rush, of Indianapolis.

  • 99th RSC engages ‘Operation Checkerboard’

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., (Aug 10, 2011) Approximately 200 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) area of responsibility woke up this morning to begin “Operation Checkerboard” at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center.

  • The Sky’s the Limit during 99th RSC Annual Training

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 " The sound of twin-engine rotor blades slicing through the air and the sight of Soldiers occupying their objective after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter marked the beginning of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day annual training event.

  • Honest truth: Iraqis complete polygraph course as part of homeland security

    Aug 4, 2011

    Twelve Iraqi students from the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense graduated a polygraph course designed to expose students to various scenarios to test their abilities to differentiate the truth from lies using a polygraph machine July 31, 2011.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Army helps develop device to pinpoint Rift Valley fever

    Aug 3, 2011

    The Army has paired with industry to develop a diagnostic device to detect the presence of the Rift Valley fever virus in mosquitoes.

  • Army Deploys Antiterrorism Themes For Month

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Team Redstone will undergo additional antiterrorism training and education in August in support of Antiterrorism Awareness Month.

  • Reducing the risk of training injury among Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2011

    Injuries represent the leading health problem of U.S. military personnel including deaths, disabilities, hospitalizations and outpatient treatment. Training-related injuries have been identified as the leading cause of clinic visits and have a very real impact on the readiness of the force due to the amount of limited duty time that results from such injuries. Most of the overuse injuries are due to the combined effect of physical training activities, military training and sports.

  • Panetta praises new leaders following Senate confirmations

    Aug 3, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta praised six officers yesterday after the Senate confirmed their nominations for key leadership positions, including the military's two top uniformed posts.

  • Transporters Take Day to Honor Their Own

    Aug 3, 2011

    Transportation Corps hosts recognition ceremonies for its Soldiers and civilians.

  • 189th changes command, cases colors

    Jul 25, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade welcomed a new commander July 20 in a ceremony that also marked the end of the unit’s 14-year sojourn at Fort Bragg ...

  • Patriot Brigade unfurls, welcomes new commander

    Jul 21, 2011

    In a formal ceremony on Sharp Field, the 174th Infantry Brigade, along with its First Army higher headquarters and Joint Base mission partners, gathered to unfurl the brigade colors and welcome a new commander July 19.

  • USO food pantry helps service members in need

    Jul 21, 2011

    A growing number of Fort Meade families use the USO food pantry on a regular basis. The USO serves the installation's active-duty service members and their families.

  • Thanks for your support, effort; it's been an honor

    Jul 21, 2011

  • 188th Infantry Brigade ensures 149th MEB receives top-notch training

    Jul 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 188th Infantry ‘Battle Ready’ Brigade, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., assisted the 205th Infantry Brigade in conducting a culminating training event for the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • Analysis of a Threat: Identifying OPSEC Vulnerabilities

    Jul 19, 2011

    The adversary is often portrayed as a sinister individual secretly photographing classified documents. This type of activity constitutes only a very small part of the current approach to intelligence collection. Collection of information concerning technology and its application to a weapons system, and the employment of the system, can be compared to putting together the pieces of a puzzle. The collection methods that could be facing RIA include Human Intelligence and Signal Intelligence, which is collection by electronic interception. These various collection methods can provide an accurate portrayal of the Arsenal's overall mission, functions, intentions and operations.