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  • Army scientist uses diagnostic tools to track Ebola, other viruses

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa -- a region thought to be untouched by the disease -- seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.

  • Task force commander says coalition will defeat ISIL

    Dec 18, 2014

    The strength of the 40-plus nation coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto

    Dec 15, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

    Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.

  • 173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword

    Dec 11, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.

  • First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.

  • Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.

  • Disaster simulation exercise improves U.S., Romanian teamwork

    Dec 10, 2014

    Blaring sirens and flashing lights cut through the dense fog of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base as first responders arrived on the scene of an electrical grid explosion and meltdown.

  • Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola

    Dec 8, 2014

    When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.

  • Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola

    Dec 4, 2014

    In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia

    Dec 4, 2014

    Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.

  • U.S., Romanian paratroopers complete allied Exercise Rubicon

    Dec 2, 2014

    American and Romanian paratroopers wrapped up the two-week-long combined training Exercise Rubicon in Cincu, Romania, Nov. 23, 2014.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • 'First in Support' main body arrives in Senegal

    Dec 1, 2014

    After weeks of preparation, the main body elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquarters, 7th Civil Support Command, the 30th Medical Brigade and the 16th Sustainment Brigade, deployed to Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia

    Dec 1, 2014

    With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.

  • Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control

    Nov 28, 2014

    Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo struggle to hold back the unruly crowd. Kosovo Force is called in for backup.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 'Devil' brigade in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at their headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 24. Odierno was accompanied by U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. James L. Terry.

  • Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own

    Nov 24, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command - United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, Nov. 21, 2014.

  • 'Marne Division' adds streamer, cases colors to deploy to Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2014

    The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • U.S. Cavalry Soldiers, NATO allies demonstrate commitment in Iron Sword 2014

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Cavalry Soldiers joined soldiers from eight other nations to complete the inaugural Iron Sword 2014, a multinational combined-arms exercise involving nearly 2,500 military personnel in the Republic of Lithuania, Nov. 2-14, 2014.

  • U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned

    Nov 14, 2014

    Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.

  • 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers leave for Africa Ebola response mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    On the eve of Veterans Day, about 70 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), began their journey to Monrovia, Liberia, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to serve in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.

  • Service members in Liberia receive morale booster

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hot quality meals were served for the first time on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, as well as other locations across Liberia, Nov. 9, 2014. The meal provided a well-needed change of pace for Soldiers, and a morale booster.

  • SDDC units deploy equipment, supplies to support Ebola response

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 832nd and 842nd Transportation Battalions, located at the ports of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaumont, Texas, respectively, loaded shipments of over 1,740 pieces of equipment and U. S. military vehicles this week in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • Operation United Assistance Soldiers train first class of Ebola treatment unit workers

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command-United Assistance DOD Ebola Training Team completed training the first class of workers who will staff the Ebola treatment units, Oct. 31, 2014, at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville, in Liberia.

  • Regionally aligned forces in Europe on display during CSA visit to Combined Resolve III

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno got a first-hand view of training the Army's regionally aligned forces to Europe during a visit to Hohenfels, Germany, to observe exercise Combined Resolve III.

  • 173rd Airborne completes Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in Romania

    Nov 3, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, parachuted into Bogata, Romania, Oct. 22, 2014, to begin the week-long field portion of their Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

    Oct 31, 2014

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, his senior enlisted adviser, said they see the reintegration program troops will undergo upon return from Operation United Assistance as a move that fits the needs of service members and their families.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • 3ID HQ to deploy to Afghanistan as drawdown, retrograde continues

    Oct 29, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Sky Soldiers parachute into Romania for rapid deployment exercise

    Oct 22, 2014

    Approximately 90 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, conducted an airborne operation into Campia Turzi, Romania, Oct. 21, 2014, to start the field portion of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion deploys Soldiers in fight against Ebola

    Oct 17, 2014

    Forty-four Soldiers from the 15th Engineer Battalion deployed today to Monrovia, Liberia, to provide construction support in actions directed against the Ebola Virus Disease.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • MICC battalion deploying to Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    Members of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • U.S., Thai militaries build relationships through technology

    Oct 8, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy military and civilian personnel convened in Chao Samran, Thailand, Sept. 22-26, 2014, to evaluate equipment with the Royal Thai Army, during Operation Crimson Viper 2014.

  • U.S. Army Africa team helping fight Ebola

    Oct 7, 2014

    More than 50 personnel from U.S. Army Africa are on the ground in Liberia assisting in the fight against an Ebola outbreak in the region.

  • SDDC continues strategic role supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 6, 2014

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 599th Transportation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, Hawaii, has provided strategic support to the U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Pacific Pathways, an operation that groups multiple exercises and keeps assets in the area of operations longer without fixed bases, from the beginning.

  • 173rd Airborne assists in Latvian training

    Oct 1, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, were on hand to assist infantrymen from the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade by providing range safeties and opposing force players during an exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 24, 2014.

  • 101st HQ deploying to Liberia in response to Ebola epidemic

    Sep 30, 2014

    The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance, DOD announced during a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 30, 2014.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing with exercises Garuda Shield and Keris Strike ongoing, and with exercise Orient Shield scheduled to being next month.

  • Keris Strike 14 wraps up in Malaysia

    Sep 29, 2014

    Keris Strike 14 came to an end with an official closing ceremony, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, Sept. 26, 2014, to conclude the 18th iteration of the U.S. and Malaysian bilateral exercise, which began Sept. 13.

  • Army chief addressing events overseas: These are really tough times

    Sep 26, 2014

    These are "really tough times, where logistics and running our logistics organization has never been more important as we bring equipment out of Afghanistan, as we prepare for deployments to Africa, as we prepare for deployments to Iraq," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Sept. 26, 2014, at a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon for the new Army deputy chief of staff G-4.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with NATO Response Force

    Sep 26, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), is training with units from the NATO Response Force, during Exercise Golden Mask.

  • U.S., Indian Soldiers train together

    Sep 25, 2014

    Watching the sunrise above the Himalayas while practicing yoga, rock climbing and rappelling as monkeys jump through the trees overhead; it sounds like an adventure vacation but for more than 75 U.S. Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, it's an opportunity to work with the soldiers of the Indian Army to enhance the cooperation and coordination necessary during peacekeeping operations.

  • 1st Infantry Division HQ deploying to Iraq

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers from the "Big Red One" division headquarters, will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced, Sept. 25, 2014.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'

    Sep 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.

  • CSA: ISIL must be taken down by cooperative effort

    Sep 23, 2014

    Moderate fighters in Syria, Iraqi security forces, Peshmerga (Kurdish fighters), allies and partners of the U.S., all have a vested interest in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or ISIL, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • DOD official: Successful Syrian strikes only the start

    Sep 23, 2014

    Successful U.S. military and partner nation strikes Monday night against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were only the beginning of the fight to degrade and defeat the brutal terrorist group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh witnesses Rapid Trident 2014

    Sep 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Ukrainian Land Forces welcomed the Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and senior military officials and dignitaries from several nations to Rapid Trident 2014 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 19, 2014.

  • U.S. Army EOD troops conduct training in Tajikistan

    Sep 19, 2014

    American Soldiers from the 763rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are conducting a humanitarian mine action training mission in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, this month.

  • Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

    Sep 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony Sept. 15, 2014, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • Indonesian-U.S. exercise Garuda Shield begins in East Java

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army and U.S. Army stood side-by-side at the parade square of Dodiklatpur in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, in an opening ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 8th annual Garuda Shield exercise, Sept. 1, 2014.

  • Operation Stonewall helps train regional police in Kosovo

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, with local police and European Union Rule of Law Mission forces conducted a five-day crowd and riot control event, named Operation Stonewall, in Ferizaj, Kosovo, Aug. 25-29, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers air assault through mock village during Saber Junction 14

    Sep 1, 2014

    After walking about three kilometers through forests, paratroopers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, made their way from the air assault infiltration location to conduct a deliberate attack on the military operations on an urban terrain site known as Haaslat Village, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Estonian Soldiers face U.S. opposition forces during Saber Junction 14

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, acting as the opposition force, put the Estonian army Scout Battalion straight into their cross hairs, during exercise Saber Junction 14, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Arctic Warriors participate in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014

    Aug 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only airborne brigade west of the Mississippi River participated in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) here Aug. 18 - 29.

  • 1-12 Infantry, 2-77 Field Artillery team up at Kandahar Airfield

    Aug 28, 2014

    M777A2 howitzers owned by 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were brought to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where they were registered or zeroed, by shooting live rounds into an uninhabited area known as the Red Desert, in Kandahar Province, Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction

    Aug 25, 2014

    Exercise Saber Junction, one of U.S. Army Europe's premier training events, is scheduled to run from Aug. 25, through Sept. 11, 2014, at several locations throughout Europe.

  • Security enterprise builds partnership with Liberian Army

    Aug 25, 2014

    Two groups of Security Assistance Command Soldiers, from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, traveled to Liberia, to teach members of the Liberian Army how to build a stronger non-commissioned officer corps.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care

    Aug 25, 2014

    Joint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-15, 2014, in the Honduran towns of San Juan del Sitio, Correderos, and Santa Barbara.

  • Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team-building exercises

    Aug 22, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and their allies from various European nations, conducted a physical-fitness competition in Postojna, Slovenia, in order to promote camaraderie with the start of combined exercise Immediate Response 14, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Fort Polk unit teaches building bridges for a better Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2014

    Approximately 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers with National Engineering Brigade, and Afghan civilian engineers came to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 9-13, 2014, to gain a better understanding of the bridge technologies coalition forces have brought to their country.

  • U.S. range clearance effort in Afghanistan led by Huntsville Center team

    Aug 18, 2014

    Cleaning up U.S. military training ranges in Afghanistan and returning the land to the Afghan people in a usable condition has become the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

    Aug 18, 2014

    Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers head south for Panamax

    Aug 13, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting Panamax, a U.S Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise taking place in the United States and Central America.

  • Army divers aid in Cambodia de-mining

    Aug 13, 2014

    Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, certified equipped, trained and certified Cambodian Mine Action Center divers on military diving protocol and salvage diving operations, last year. This year the U.S. Army divers are back in Cambodia as the on-going partnership between the two nations continues.

  • Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning

    Aug 12, 2014

    Jumping from a C-130 served as a warmup for 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers, before beginning a two-day helicopter infiltration exercise with Latvian Soldiers in Adazi, Latvia, July 22, 2014.

  • U.S. paratroopers train to use Polish weapons

    Aug 12, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, received training on Polish army weapons from their allies at the Studnica Small Arms Range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Aug. 5, 2014.

  • Army hosts PEDS Course for Honduran pediatricians

    Aug 11, 2014

    Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element hosted a Pediatrics in Disasters or PEDS course to train Honduran physicians about the healthcare needs for children in emergencies, Aug. 7-9, 2014, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

  • Riggers support air drops in northern Iraq

    Aug 11, 2014

    U.S. Army parachute riggers at two bases in the Central Command region are assembling pallets of food and water for humanitarian air drops in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq.

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