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  • Instructor leads the way in motorcycle safety

    Jul 19, 2011

    1st Sgt. Robert Driver believes preparing motorcycle riders for all types of hazardous road conditions is the ultimate way of preventing fatalities. Driver is the 205th Infantry Brigade’s lead instructor when it comes to motorcycle training and mentorship and teaching the Basic Rider Course.

  • FORSCOM marks milestone with first in-processing in new headquarters

    Jul 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command marked another milestone today as 120 people were the first of its civilian employees to in-process in the new FORSCOM headquarters building here. The arriving staff members represented the latest wave of people to relocate here from FORSCOM’s previous home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The move is being made in order to comply with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Soldier 360 enhances tool kits of NCOs

    Jul 13, 2011

    Call it tool time. Soldier 360 is a leader’s comprehensive fitness course, but “tools” is the buzzword used by several of the 45 non-commissioned officers who graduated from the two-week long class at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center here, June 16.

  • Guard, Reserve opportunities for active-duty Soldiers

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Active Guard Reserve program allows Soldiers transitioning off active duty the opportunity to compete for AGR positions closer to home.

  • Fond farewell: 157th cases colors, leaving Fort Jackson

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After almost 14 years here, the 157th Infantry Brigade bade farewell to Fort Jackson during a casing ceremony June 23 at the Joe E. Mann Center. The brigade will move to Camp Atterbury, Ind., where it will uncase its colors Aug. 15.

  • Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

  • Summer of change: 2-338th moves colors, changes leadership

    Jun 20, 2011

    A battalion of local soldiers has experienced two major changes in the past few weeks--they’ve moved their battalion and welcomed a new leader.

  • Mentors, new riders team up for safety ride

    Jun 20, 2011

    More than 40 motorcycle riders from the 158th Infantry Brigade participated in a motorcycle mentorship ride here and toured Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula June 10.

  • Oklahoma senator visits 45th IBCT

    Jun 16, 2011

    U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) visited the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during the final stage of their post-mobilization training here June 13.

  • Fort Meade celebrates Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians and Fort Meade community members celebrated both the Army's 236th birthday and Flag Day on June 14 with breakfast, cake and camaraderie at Club Meade.

  • Happy 236th Birthday Army!

    Jun 14, 2011

  • New York Army National Guard Honor Guard Honors Forgotten Veterans

    Jun 13, 2011

    SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY, SCHUYLERVILLE -- Members of the New York National Guard Military Forces Honor Guard led a joint service program on June 10th rendering military honors for 11 deceased veterans and one spouse whose unclaimed remains have been stored in funeral homes in some cases for decades.

  • North Dakota Guardsmen walk levees looking for leaks

    Jun 9, 2011

    North Dakota National Guard personnel have now shifted their focus from filling sandbags to another important task, levee surveillance and patrol. And they are going on their patrols knowing exactly what they are looking for on the levees throughout their assigned area.

  • Safety campaign touts summer well-being

    Jun 9, 2011

    Fort Meade's Installation Safety Office kicked off its annual 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign with a Safety Stand Down on June 1 at McGill Training Center.

  • New York Rallies to Prepare 27th IBCT for Deployment

    Jun 8, 2011

    Nearly 3,000 members of the New York Army National Guard converged on Fort Drum to conduct premobilization training of the Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The brigade will mobilize later this year for deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012.

  • FORSCOM conference examines challenges being faced, initiatives being taken

    Jun 8, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., continued today, highlighted by a presentation from Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, the Department of the Army deputy chief of staff for logistics. Stevenson spoke on a range of issues facing the Army logistics community, now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • Gates: Guard, Reserve roles need examining

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Defense Department is taking a look at the roles of the National Guard and Reserve Components, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

  • FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference examines sustainment issues

    Jun 7, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., began today with opening remarks by Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, the Army Forces Command deputy chief of staff for logistics, that gave a frank assessment of the unique and collective challenges facing those responsible for sustaining the Army now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • Kansas Guard artillery battalion showcases new rocket system

    Jun 6, 2011

    The Kansas National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery lit up the sky with rockets during an Open House and Live-Fire exercise May 21, 2011, at the firing range on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Female Combat Troops Will Link to Afghan Women for New York National Guard's 27th Brigade

    Jun 6, 2011

    FORT DRUM-- In what will be a first for the National Guard, a group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as cultural mediators. Dubbed a "Female Engagement Team," they will travel with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, march and fight as they do, and then talk to Afghan women in an effort to understand their concerns.

  • Female troops provide vital link to Afghan women

    Jun 6, 2011

    A group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as a "Female Engagement Team," to talk to Afghan women in an effort to better understand their concerns.

  • USO barbecue salutes Fort Meade service members

    Jun 3, 2011

    For the second consecutive year, Fort Meade's service members were honored at the USO's Service Member Appreciation Barbecue.

  • Cookies for a cause: Girl Scouts donate 540 boxes

    Jun 2, 2011

    Members of Girl Scout Troop 1888, Gwinnett County, poses with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) June 1 following a delivery of cookies to the Soldiers.

  • Use precautions to avoid outdoor cooking accidents

    Jun 2, 2011

    Outdoor cooking is popular. In fact, 66 million Americans cook outdoors regularly, according to the Barbecue Industry Association. You could be one of those 66 million.

  • NIOC defense strikes out First Army, 12-1

    Jun 2, 2011

    Navy Information Operations Command Maryland's veteran player D.J. Denato maintains that the key to slow-pitch softball is defense. So it's no surprise the strong fielding of NIOC was his team's main weapon in the recent matchup against First Army Division East.

  • Div West Soldiers sweep First Army BWC

    Jun 1, 2011

    Two Soldiers from First Army’s left coast division emerged as winners of the Fort Gillem, Ga. " based command’s annual Best Warrior Competition, held May 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire - Dix - Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Maryland third graders, Soldier connect

    Jun 1, 2011

    Perry, a Soldier with 20 years of experience, was asked to speak at Bellows Spring during their career week after the division received a letter from Xavier, a student who attends the school.

  • First Army ROC's toward change

    May 31, 2011

    Commanders, Soldiers and Civilian employees from First Army and its subordinate units are briefed during a Mobilization Training Center (MTC) Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill held May 17 at Fort Gillem. The ROC drill was intended to facilitate an operational understanding of the affects of personnel reductions and capabilities and to synchronize the reduction of First Army's MTCs.

  • Enthusiasm grows as FORSCOM band building progresses

    Apr 29, 2011

    With construction of their new 18,748-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility 76 percent complete, The Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs Soldiers are feeling good about their move into their new building. "I'm excited and ecstatic about this world-class facility," declared Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary after conducting an inspection on April 25. "It's certainly fitting for a band that has the prestige and significance that ours does." The band will move in June from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation

  • MTT trains 29 new Pathfinders at JBLM

    Apr 4, 2011

    The MTT brings training to a local unit or base and saves the Army money by bring the training to the local unit.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • 99th RSC honors the father of the 'Baby Ruth'

    Mar 23, 2011

  • Social media shapes markets, military and life

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Department of Defense and all of its components maintain thousands of Facebook pages according to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs' registry maintained on www.Defense.gov. So to think that the Department of Defense is timid about the use of social media - think again.

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