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  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Operation Letzlingen Freedom Shock begins in Germany

    Apr 21, 2015

    U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Command trains for Global Response Force mission

    Apr 17, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command are training for the Global Response Force mission on Fort Polk, La., this month.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Reliable Tempo draws down 13-year combat footprint in Afghanistan

    Apr 9, 2015

    By Dec. 31, 2014, the United States transferred more than 300 military installations and $180 million in foreign excess personal property to the Afghan government. Concurrently, more than 30,000 pieces of rolling stock and 50,000 shipping containers of equipment were sent back to the United States, as well.

  • Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

    Apr 9, 2015

    Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony, April 9.

  • 'Team of Teams' draws down Afghan bases, equipment

    Apr 8, 2015

    At its peak, in early 2011, there were nearly 100,000 U.S. Service members in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Working alongside those service members were as many as 90,000 contractors working for the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Aviation support battalion named Reserve unit of the year

    Apr 6, 2015

    The 90th Aviation Support Battalion, deployed to Kuwait with the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, was named the 2014 Army Aviation Association of America, U.S. Army Reserve Unit of the Year.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Drum, announces deployment

    Apr 2, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum his first military domestic stop, March 30, since taking office in February.

  • Leaders course marks milestone for Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    The general, who commands the nation's only military formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive, or CBRNE, threats, said the first CBRNE Leaders Course marked a milestone for the Army.

  • Leaders meet to discuss Bagram security operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    Key leaders met in Bagram District, March 26, with district governor, Abdul Qadusi, to discuss coordination and synchronization efforts for future security operations.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.

  • Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

    Mar 23, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions.

  • New locomotives ensure energy-efficient transport

    Mar 23, 2015

    The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army's mission, whether by air, land or sea. Fort Campbell's railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours.

  • Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

    Mar 23, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment begins major convoy for Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Mar 20, 2015

    A battalion from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, assumed responsibility for the U.S. Army's Operation Atlantic Resolve land force training and security cooperation activities in Estonia, March 20, from Army Europe's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the first of several scheduled transfers of mission that will occur throughout eastern Europe over the next few days.

  • Freedom Shock: Army Europe, ready at a moment's notice

    Mar 19, 2015

    Moving a Soldier from one location to another can be a relatively simple task, but when real-world events arise and an entire unit is called to action, not to mention hundreds of pieces of equipment, how does Army Europe stay ready?

  • U.S. advisers see progress in Afghan police training

    Mar 19, 2015

    U.S. military advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East visited the Afghan police Regional Training Center in Nangarhar province, March 17.

  • Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers secure NATO missile-defense sites

    Mar 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, returned from NATO Operation Active Fence in Turkey, March 12

  • Gray Eagle Company returns from Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 18, 2015

    The last of the Soldiers, from Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and were reunited with their families on Fort Stewart, March 13.

  • Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

    Mar 16, 2015

    For those Service members deployed with Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Iraq, postal operations have been a challenge since Soldiers began arriving in the country late last year.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Reserve, active Soldiers bond through training

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 7th Civil Support Command, joined 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team paratroopers at the M320 grenade launcher range partnership training that exemplifies the Strong Europe concept.

  • U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise

    Mar 10, 2015

    U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance 2015 exercise, Feb. 21-27.

  • Fort Hood-based brigade to aid Ebola response in West Africa

    Mar 9, 2015

    The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the remaining American forces supporting the U.S. effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers train for Guantanamo Bay mission

    Mar 9, 2015

    Fifty-six National Guard Soldiers, from the 42nd Infantry Division, prepared to deploy to the Caribbean by training in sub-zero temperatures and two-foot high snow drifts at the New York National Guard's training camp at Camp Smith Training Site.

  • Partners work to get a multi-national coalition talking in Iraq

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has executed thousands. They have beheaded, burned and enslaved people, all while broadcasting their particular brand of terror to the world via social media.

  • Natick provides base camps for U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

    Mar 4, 2015

    While they protect civilians during their stabilization mission in the Central African Republic, U.N. peacekeepers are living and working in Force Provider base camps procured from Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • U.S., Polish forces hone interoperability skills

    Mar 2, 2015

    On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning's frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk's arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.

  • Soldiers 'fight on arrival' with new blue force tracking system

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Army's next-generation mounted situational awareness capability is now officially in the hands of Soldiers.

  • 101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home after successful mission in Liberia

    Feb 26, 2015

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, and the Screaming Eagles.

  • Fort Bliss aviators case colors

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers and leadership from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed as Task Force Iron Knights, cased their colors at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, Feb. 25, signifying the completion of their mission in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers deploy to Kuwait

    Feb 24, 2015

    About 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Kuwait from Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 13. The majority of those troops are coming from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, with a mixture of different Soldiers from the other battalions in the brigade.

  • North Wind 2015 features first-ever joint airborne jump

    Feb 23, 2015

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force completed Exercise North Wind 2015, Feb. 21.

  • Soldier-scientists begin closure of Ebola testing labs

    Feb 17, 2015

    As the mission of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that Service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, or OUA, have to complete.

  • Airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldier receives second highest medal

    Feb 17, 2015

    An American Soldier from the U.S. Army's only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Company was presented with the nation's second highest award for valor here, Feb. 17.

  • Train, Advise, Assist Command - South troops receive combat patch in historic tradition

    Feb 9, 2015

    Service members of NATO Train, Advise, Assist Command - South received a special honor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 8.

  • New loading capability debuts at White Beach

    Feb 6, 2015

    Invention was born of necessity for the 835th Transportation Battalion, stationed at Naha Military Port in Okinawa, Japan, when an upload for Pacific Pathways presented unusual challenges Jan. 20-21.

  • USACE enables, supports Combined Joint Task Force during Operation Inherent Resolve

    Feb 4, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE plays a vital role in supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, also known as OIR, said Col. Jerry Farnsworth, Combined Joint Task Force, or CJTF, engineer.

  • US, Slovenian forces foster multi-tiered allied communications during Exercise Agile Titan

    Feb 4, 2015

    Signaleers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Slovenian Armed Forces engaged in technical and tactical training specific to battlefield communications during Exercise Agile Titan, an 11-day combined exercise in Pocek, Slovenia.

  • Army, AMC leadership address strategy

    Jan 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Materiel Command leaders highlighted lessons learned and the work the command is doing across the globe during a briefing to the Chief of Staff of the Army, Jan. 29.

  • Team eyes mission's next phase as Ebola treatment units completed

    Jan 29, 2015

    U.S. and international agencies carrying out Operation United Assistance efforts have wrapped up work on the final two of 10 Ebola treatment units in Liberia, a top engineer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) said Jan. 23.

  • NATO strives for peaceful resolve in Ukraine

    Jan 29, 2015

    A peaceful political solution, not a military one, would be the most desirable way to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and bring normality to the region, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • Security assistance enterprise delivers vehicles to Iraq

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has implemented and completed a case for delivery of 250 Mine Resistant Armor Protected vehicles to the Iraqi government.

  • Army Special Operations Command evolves in changing world

    Jan 27, 2015

    Special operations must continue to evolve as the military faces increasing unconventional threats, said Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • TRADOC commander visits Allied Spirit I in Hohenfels, Germany

    Jan 25, 2015

    TRADOC Commander Gen. David Perkins visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 25, 2015, to observe exercise Allied Spirit I and share his vision on the Army's new operating concept, 'Win in a complex world.'

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

  • Soldiers' 'Sacrifice, Service' spark success in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Service members on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 14, during his first trip to Afghanistan since the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Resolute Support.

  • Army advisors coordinate training for Afghan soldiers

    Jan 15, 2015

    Maj. Michael Provencher of 3rd Cavalry Regiment traveled with five Afghan National Army, or ANA, leaders to a weeklong training event in mid January 2015. Provencher, along with U.S. Training and Doctrine Command leaders, will show the Afghan leaders the Maneuver Center of Excellence located at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Joint Forces Command United Assistance service members stick to standards

    Jan 14, 2015

    Whether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, Service members deployed under Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, in Monrovia, Liberia, are always taking steps to stay healthy.

  • Wranglers support demilitarization operations

    Jan 14, 2015

    For the past 13 years, U.S. and coalition forces have been moving military equipment and supplies in and out of Afghanistan to sustain combat operations across the country.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers react to roadside bombs

    Jan 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Loud booms rang out across the forest at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, encountered a simulated roadside bomb as they trained for convoy operations. For some, it was the first time they experienced an improvised explosive device detonating outside their Humvee. For others, the Jan. 11 exercise was a reminder of the dangers often faced downrange. For Staff Sgt. Daniel Vidican, who has already deployed to a combat zone, the simulated attack was a great refresher.

  • Army logistics thrives in Liberia

    Jan 9, 2015

    As Service members of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, or JFC-UA, complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed. The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • 2014 Was a Year of Transition and Drawdown for USFOR-A

    Jan 6, 2015

    With the start of Resolute Support, and the continuing drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2015 will be a period of accelerating change for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. This year will be challenging, but the transition has been relatively smooth due to the already successful retrograde operations accomplished in 2014.

  • Sustainers complete historic mission

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, ESC, commemorated the culmination of its mission with a casing ceremony, Dec. 1, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • 25th ID ready to help Pacific partners with HAST team

    Jan 6, 2015

    A tsunami hit one of the United States' Pacific partner nations. Communication is damaged or completely down. Water supplies have been interrupted. Power is out. The partner nation government expects many of its citizens will run out of food within a couple of days. They need help, and they reach out to the United States. The United States Agency for International Development and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance ask the Department of Defense for assistance, but the disaster just happened, therefore, what is needed is not yet known. U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps send word to the 25th Infantry Division, Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team, or HAST, on call, and within 24 hours, the HAST team is in the air and on its way to assess the situation.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom comes to an end

    Dec 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements today marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.

  • Task Force Sabre transfers local school to Afghan leaders

    Dec 29, 2014

    Task Force Sabre conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a school built by coalition forces for Afghan children after months of construction, Dec. 24, 2014.

  • Sustainment troops open full-service post office in Liberia

    Dec 24, 2014

    As of Dec. 22, 2014, Soldiers deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance were able to buy flat rate boxes, apply postage and send their own care packages back home to their family and friends in the U.S.

  • Liberian, U.S. Soldiers team up on Ebola treatment unit build

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers of 104th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, joined the armed forces of Liberia to build an Ebola treatment unit in Gbediah, Liberia, Dec. 19, 2014, during an Operation United Assistance mission.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Army geospatial engineers support Ebola relief effort

    Dec 22, 2014

    Soldiers at the Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, Virginia, are using their training as geospatial engineers to analyze data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance to support relief efforts at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

  • Yankees, USO help bring Christmas to Baghdad

    Dec 22, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division, the United States Department of State, then United Service Organizations, the New York Yankees and many other organizations, gathered more than 7,000 presents to show their support for Service members in Iraq, this holiday season.

  • 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.

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