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  • Arrowhead howitzers, crews take to the sky at Yakima

    Oct 24, 2014

    Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, Washington, the twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carried the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close air support.

  • 570th Sapper Company returns home

    Oct 24, 2014

    The building erupted in screams and cheers of happiness as approximately 50 Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., entered signifying the end of a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 'Dragonslayer' Battalion cases colors before deployment

    Oct 24, 2014

    Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, held a casing colors ceremony at JBLM, Lewis North, Washington, Oct. 8.

  • Strykers train in pairs at Yakima Training Center

    Oct 24, 2014

    Moving in tandem, Stryker crews deftly acquired and destroyed targets as they maneuvered swiftly down their lanes. With the call of "on the way," the gunners opened fire as their .50-caliber machine gun roared above them.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train with their Marine counterparts

    Oct 24, 2014

    In the world of artillery, there are a lot of pieces that work together to ensure that each round finds its target.

  • Triple Nickel engineers engage in helocast training

    Oct 24, 2014

    A crowd gathered along the shoreline at American Lake listening for the distinct whir of the helicopter and then the first glimpse of it over the trees. Agile and powerful, it hovered briefly over the water, sending spray into the air like mist. Within moments, a Soldier stood at the edge of the Chinook ramp and then dropped off into the cold water below. As he popped back to the surface, another Soldier joined him in the lake and then another. One-by-one they exited the helicopter and made their way to the shore, where other service members and a few spouses greeted them with enthusiasm.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • JGSDF, US Army share mortar tactics during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members proudly demonstrated their respective mortar systems during Orient Shield 14 here, Oct. 23.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • The Lancer Report: The Way of the Bayonet

    Oct 21, 2014

  • FORSCOM Counter IED Trainers Invest in Future Leaders

    Oct 21, 2014

    Training experts from U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Integration Cell (CI2C) travel from Fort Drum to help train Cadets on the enduring global threat of IEDs.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • 20th CBRNE Command celebrates 10th anniversary

    Oct 20, 2014

    WHITE MARSH, Maryland -- Soldiers and civilians from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) celebrated the command's 10th anniversary here Oct. 17.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • U.S. Army Aviators share knowledge with infantry troops during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 19, 2014

  • Orient Shield brings together US and Japanese for Army 10-Miler

    Oct 15, 2014

    Over 700 American and Japanese runners competed in an Army 10-Miler shadow run while participating in Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 15.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • Arrowhead Stryker crew comes together as a team

    Oct 8, 2014

    Most people can relate to the anxiety of working with a new team, but when that team is responsible for the daily operation of a 15-ton hunk of hardened metal and rubber designed to transport combat Soldiers into battle that anxiety level can turn up a notch.

  • Madigan expands School Based Health Centers -- more time saved, more patients seen

    Oct 6, 2014

    Starting the first week of November 2014, Madigan will open a new School Based Health Center at Woodbrook Middle School, located in Lakewood and part of the Clover Park School District. The expansion comes at a time when the SBHCs are experiencing an uptrend in the number of students seen and the percentages of those students who have received flu vaccinations and are current on their wellness visits. SBHCs are already located at Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School and Lakes High School.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • 2nd Infantry DIVARTY activates on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held a ceremony Sept. 25 on JBLM Lewis North to stand up a new unit, as the Army brings back division artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its divisions. The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is part of 7th Infantry Division, but the name of the artillery headquarters reflects its relationship to 2nd Infantry Division, based in South Korea.

  • 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 within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • Rising Thunder participants visit Nisei Veterans Committee

    Sep 29, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Sept. 20 at the Seattle NVC Foundation. The soldiers traveled from Yakima Training Center to Seattle for the event, one of the last for Operation Rising Thunder 2013.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 29, 2014

    A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside hangar 2158 on JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. "I just can't believe I'm here right now. It's amazing; she's amazing," said Salas. When Alannah was born, Salas was deployed to southern Afghanistan with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Confidence course brings female Soldiers together

    Sep 29, 2014

    Female Soldiers from across 7th Infantry Division sweated, learned and bonded during a Sisters in Arms confidence course event on Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 19.

  • US, Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 29, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Indonesia, Sept. 15.

  • Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, 34, ended his enlistment to transition to life as a civilian after ten combined years of military service.

  • Arrowhead, Raptor brigades host running clinic to discuss women, running

    Sep 27, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Sisters in Arms program held a partnered running clinic in conjunction with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 26 to discuss women and running.

  • Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.

  • Sitting in boats then Strykers

    Sep 26, 2014

    Chris Warner, Seattle Yacht Club Commodore, is used to sitting on boats at the yacht club in Seattle. Recently he took a break from his day job to travel to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to sit in a Stryker.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

    PUSLATPUR, Indonesia --Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside hangar 2158 on JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. "I just can't believe I'm here right now. It's amazing; she's amazing," said Salas. When Alannah was born, Salas was deployed to southern Afghanistan with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Better late than never: Korean War vet receives medals at JBLM

    Sep 10, 2014

    When James Hayden was a prisoner of war, the future was never a priority. His every thought was consumed with surviving the present. Surviving on the meager portions of food his Chinese captors gave him. Surviving as he braved sub-zero temperatures without proper winter clothing. Surviving as he buried his less-fortunate comrades.

  • I Corps partners with Japan Ground Self Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during 2014 Rising Thunder Exercises, Sept. 3-6, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Tomahawks battalion partners with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment during 2014 Rising Thunder exercises. The annual training partners Japanese military personnel with units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and 7th Infantry Division, I Corps.

  • 7ID promotes deputy commanding general, support

    Sep 10, 2014

    A promotion for the 7th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support took place Aug. 15 at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord French Theater. Soldiers of 7th ID, guests and family gathered for the ceremony and to recognize Col. Paul Bontrager's promotion to brigadier general.

  • JBLM Kiowa squadron inactivates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment gathered at Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 14 to case the unit colors and formally inactivate the squadron.

  • JBLM Soldiers learn valuable jungle techniques

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. and Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) Soldiers are preparing for a combined jungle exercise by teaching each other tactics, techniques, and procedures in bi-lateral academic training in a jungle environment.

  • Indonesian, US Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 10, 2014

    ASEM BAGUS, Indonesia - Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur here, Sept. 4.

  • 'Old Glory' soars downrange for service members

    Sep 10, 2014

    If one was to walk into the house of a veteran or their family, they would most certain see symbols of patriotism and military service. For U.S. service members, the biggest symbol of their time spent in a uniform is the American flag. To own one that was flown overseas represents a moment in history where a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine made a difference for their country. Aviators of Task Force Raptor carried on the tradition and took it to new heights by carrying American flags over southern Afghanistan over the course of their deployment.

  • Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness

    Sep 10, 2014

    Less than one percentage of Americans pledge their lives to the U.S. through the military and choose to stand up for those in need. A group of Soldiers from Task Force Warhawk that are deployed to Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan went beyond their military duties and took a stance for a group of children who are fighting their own battle. Twelve Soldiers started a movement by shaving their heads to support a Puerto Rican children's hospital, which specializes in pediatric cancer patients.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers conduct joint air training mission

    Sep 10, 2014

    The 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) held a joint air training exercise with the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Community honors Arrowhead Soldier/NCO of the Year

    Aug 19, 2014

    Between the rip roar of fans, the blaring sound of announcers, and the "ping" of baseballs striking bats, two Soldiers were recognized for their exceptional performance during the recent I Corps Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competitions.

  • Local communities and JBLM brigade join forces

    Aug 19, 2014

    Soldiers of 17th Field Artillery Brigade, known as the Thunderbolt Brigade, will participate in a community 5k and 10k run in Tumwater on Aug. 16 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team rolls into the future of battlefield communication

    Aug 19, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division are about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.

  • Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor a fallen Soldier

    Aug 19, 2014

    Story by Staff Sgt. Kevin Frazier Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - Speaker after speaker approached the podium staged in front of an audience of more than 200 Soldiers, family members, and friends.

  • 308th Brigade Support Battalion celebrates its tradition and history

    Aug 19, 2014

    Soldiers of the 308th Brigade Support Battalion celebrate their units' 71st birthday through the 3rd Annual Gunga Din Competition Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • Unexploded ordnance: Don't touch it, report it

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command's senior enlisted leader has seen it all: an unpinned hand grenade in a garage, practice bombs in a basement and an armed landmine on a mantle.

  • Leaders honor Chemical Corps at Green Dragon Ball

    Jul 28, 2014

    Top Army leaders honored the Chemical Corps at the 96th National Capital Region Green Dragon Ball in Middle River, Maryland, July 25, 2014.

  • Soldiers, leaders come together to learn during Arrowhead Week

    Jul 21, 2014

    With a focus on the Pacific and global deployment capabilities, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arrowhead," 7th Infantry Division, has a huge mission set. With such a wide range of responsibilities, it's important to provide decision makers with the most up-to-date knowledge possible.

  • Arrowhead leaders mentor future officers

    Jul 21, 2014

    It's not always easy in college to decide what you want to be when you "grow up." For U.S. Military Academy cadets, who are all destined to be military officers, the career choices are little more limited, but not by much.

  • Soldiers, Airmen come together for training mission

    Jul 21, 2014

    Stryker combat vehicles are big-15 tons of reinforced metal, rubber and weaponry big. Now try moving one across the world with a full complement of Soldiers, food and equipment, and you've got quite a job ahead of you. Fortunately, the Air Force's C-17 Globemaster is perfectly suited for it.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade ADAM/BAE Cell attend the CENTCOM Theater Tactical Data Link Planning Co

    Jul 21, 2014

    The 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) cell attended the U.S. Army Central Command Theater Tactical Data Link Planning Conference at Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar.

  • Learning to succeed

    Jul 21, 2014

    For the last 14 years, Pfc. John Brooks has loved computers. He works on them. He builds them. He repairs them. He just loves them. In fact, he even tried to join the Army as a cyber network defender, a new military occupation specialty that focuses on protecting computer networks.

  • Headquarters Support Company 7th Infantry Division welcomes new commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, held a change of command ceremony June 6.

  • Arrowhead couple recommits to the Army together

    Jul 14, 2014

    Choosing to serve your nation is an honor and a privilege for many, although it is not without its hardships, such as long hours, deployments to faraway places, and time away from loved ones.

  • Downed aircraft recovery team trains in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2014

    Twenty-two members of Task Force Raptor's downed aircraft recovery team strengthened their technical abilities and communication skills, while training on scrap vehicles on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2014.

  • Remembering the nation's fallen

    Jun 3, 2014

    Each year on the last Monday of May the US dedicates a day to commemorate those who gave their lives in defense of the nation.

  • 7ID hosts motorcycle safety ride

    Jun 3, 2014

    More than 100 riders from throughout 7th Infantry Division participated in a division safety ride May 22, to promote safe riding practices, enhance individual rider skills, and build confidence through group riding.

  • Always ready

    Jun 3, 2014

    It was the 6th of May with the hot sun blistering down and the temperature soaring past 100 degrees. The wind was sporadically blowing like a hot hair blow dryer and offered the same relentless conditions to anyone that is brave enough to endure and deploy to an arid location; however, the Soldiers of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade Air Defense Airspace Management/Brigade Aviation Element (ADAM/BAE) Cell and 1-44th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment endured the harsh conditions as they conducted a site visit of the Regiment's Patriot Tactical site, located within the U.S. Army Central Command's Area of Responsibility.

  • McChord Club hosts SHARP Summit

    Jun 3, 2014

    The JBLM SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) Summit was held at the McChord Club Friday, May 16.

  • 7th ID Soldiers hold situational awareness training in support of SHARP efforts

    Jun 3, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program provided training to further develop Soldiers' ability to support the SHARP program directives of "Intervene, Act, and Motivate."

  • Philippine, U.S. soldiers and civilians shoot hoops, build friendships and have fun

    Jun 3, 2014

    Both the Philippine and U.S. crowd went wild as Philippine Army 1st Lt. Andrew M. Linao dribbled the ball past the opposing team's power forward, bobbing and weaving, before a Filipino-U.S. duo outmaneuvered him and took the ball.

  • Brazilian army delegation visits 7ID

    Jun 3, 2014

    A Brazilian Army delegation attended a briefing to become familiar with Stryker capabilities and Stryker unit organization, at the 7th Infantry Division Headquarters, May 13. This familiarization is intended to set the conditions for future military-to-military U.S. and Brazilian training events.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Soldiers focus on preventing sexual harassment, assault

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers with 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down day April 29 that focused on preventing sexual harassment and assault.

  • Lancer steps forward to lead company

    May 5, 2014

    The 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division is slated to deploy to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., later this summer, where it will certify as a globally-available and regionally-aligned combat brigade.

  • 201st BFSB Soldiers make a good showing at 2014 Best Ranger

    May 5, 2014

    The best of the best were at Fort Benning, Ga., taking part in the 2014 Best Ranger Competition April 11-13, and two infantrymen represented 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division. Staff Sgt. William Haney and Sgt. Brendon Wellendorf, both assigned to C Company, 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment formed a two-man "buddy team" to compete in the three-day event, finishing in seventh place out of fifty teams.

  • Mountain climber speaks to deploying Soldiers on teamwork, resiliency

    May 5, 2014

    Erik Weihenmayer, "The Blind Climber," spoke at the McChord Theater April 24 to Soldiers of 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Simulated training saves money, prepares Soldiers for combat

    May 5, 2014

    In this day and age of sequestration, the Army is continuously seeking ways to maintain their demanding training in a fiscally-constrained environment.

  • Lancers, Lakewood YMCA come together for Healthy Kids Day

    May 5, 2014

    "Where's Blitz! Did you see where Blitz went," asked a frantic Seahawks fan of a Soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • From Fires to Field Artillery, What's in a Name?

    May 5, 2014

    The history of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade can be tracked down to the first artillery school, the U.S. Army School of Fire. According to history of the U.S. Army Field Artillery, the school was organized in 1911 by Capt. Dan Tyler Moore.

  • Lancers, 7 ID stand united against sexual assault

    May 5, 2014

    This month the 7th Infantry Division will race to gain ground in the fight against sexual assault.

  • Run healthy, run strong

    Apr 21, 2014

    Every day Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade form up to conduct physical training. Most Soldiers run with their units three to four times a week. But what exactly is all that running doing to their bodies?

  • Stryker Master Trainer Course comes to JBLM

    Apr 18, 2014

    They rotated out in groups of four or five Soldiers each. The noncommissioned officers from the 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, focused on the lesson at hand-mounting and dismounting a .50-caliber machine gun on a Stryker vehicle.

  • Army Leaders assess the fight in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell recently traveled to Afghanistan to receive more situation awareness about the fight as well as to talk to the troops. (U.S. Army photos by CJTF-10 and Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

  • Vulnerability key to emotionally coming home from warzone

    Apr 16, 2014

    Watch a buddy barely survive an accidental vehicle rollover. Put that emotional rock in the rucksack. Live through yet another improvised explosive device on a route clearance. Another one goes in. Attend one too many memorial services for brothers in arms. Push that emotional boulder in too. The emotional burdens of war can pile up quickly. Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin likens these stressful experiences as rocks that Soldiers put into imaginary rucksacks. When Soldiers come home those emotional rucksacks often stay on, however, and can create emotional distance with friends and family.

  • 3-2 SBCT NCOs conduct joint training with 555th Engineer Brigade

    Apr 12, 2014

    Rappel masters from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, worked in conjunction with Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade April 8 to complete rappelling/fast-rope training recertification.

  • War College students, Army leaders discuss promoting ideas during 'Leader Day' discussion

    Apr 9, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and other senior Army leaders, participated in 'Leader Day' discussions with U.S. Army War College students about the Army's future strategic responsibilities, April 8, 2014, at Bliss Hall on Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Carter appears at Mariners' home opener

    Apr 9, 2014

    Staff Sergeant Ty Carter of Spokane, Wash., a recent Medal of Honor recipient, was introduced and recognized during a "Salute to Those Who Served," scheduled to be a regular feature during the 2014 Mariners season to pay tribute to the men and women who honor their nation through service.

  • 30 hours and 100 miles later

    Apr 9, 2014

    A Soldier somewhere in the world will be rolling out of bed to conduct physical training on any given morning.

  • JBLM Stryker soldiers train to save

    Apr 9, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division were tested to provide medical aid under duress at the Yakima Training Center, March 28.

  • 7th Inf. Div. promotes DCG-Operations to brigadier general

    Apr 9, 2014

    Soldiers, families and guests visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered at the French Theater, March 28, for a ceremony honoring the deputy commanding general- operations, of the 7th Infantry Division. Colonel Willard Burleson III was promoted to brigadier general following remarks by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, deputy commanding general, I Corps.

  • 3-2 SBCT conducts Raven training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Once upon a morning dreary... Raven operators from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division refreshed their skills at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 27.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers play a part in Operation Alaska Shield

    Apr 3, 2014

    Simulated patients from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to include a number of Soldiers from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, were wheeled in on military litters, April 1, as part of an exercise, "Alaska Shield."

  • Olympic gold medalist helps reenlist Arrowhead soldier

    Mar 31, 2014

    Enlisting in today's all-volunteer Army is a big deal. Reenlisting in the Army during a time of war is an even bigger deal, which is why Hope Solo, an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Richland, Wash., was on hand for the reenlistment of Spc. Diana Zuniga at Memorial Stadium in Seattle March 27.

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Sisters in Arms goes International

    Mar 20, 2014

    While units across the country come together to launch the Sisters in Arms program at their home duty stations, there is one place in the world where service members from at least five different countries joined to celebrate a Coalition International Sisters in Arms Day.

  • 7th Infantry Division holds Sisters in Arms seminar

    Mar 19, 2014

    Initially an effort by the division Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, "Sisters in Arms" is meant to educate and empower soldiers to be successful leaders while addressing the unique challenges for female soldiers.

  • Dedication honors retired 23rd Infantry Regiment soldier

    Mar 19, 2014

    Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team of 7th Infantry Division crowded into the newly-named Sgt. 1st Class Charles Main room, March 7. The multi-purpose room was dedicated in honor of Main, who is the 23rd Inf. Regt. Honorary Command Sergeant Major.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition day one

    Mar 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test and written exam for the Best Warrior Competition day one on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2014.The APFT is comprised of a two minute push up event, two minute sit-up event and a two mile run. The Best Warrior competition is a four day event where Soldiers are tested physically, mentally, and in the areas of land navigation, warrior tasks and battle drills, and a formal board. This event showcases Soldiers and demonstrates 210th FA Bde."Fight Tonight" spirit. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released). To download these high-quality photos and others from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page:

  • USONW treats Frontline soldiers to No Dough Dinner

    Mar 17, 2014

    The USO Northwest Shali Center has been an important part of service members' lives at the base since the mid-1980s. They continue this long-lived legacy by hosting a monthly "No Dough" dinner where a unit on post is presented a meal for free.

  • Women's History Month: WACs at the Presidio

    Mar 14, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The cover of the May 12, 1944, issue of the Fort Ord Panorama shows Technician Third Grade Margery Barrett. Barrett, a member of the Women's Army Corps, served at the Presidio of Monterey, after recently serving in Algiers.

  • 3-2 SBCT career counselor sets record straight on re-enlistment

    Mar 12, 2014

    After 12 years of war, the U.S. Army is drawing down its forces, which has generated a lot of hearsay. Indeed, there have been changes to re-enlistment, but not nearly as many as you might think.

  • 4th SBCT soldiers complete final 'Manchu Mile'

    Mar 10, 2014

    Throughout 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division's eight-year history, the soldiers of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchu" have always lived up to their motto, "Keep Up the Fire."

  • Soldiers endure rain, water for silver spurs

    Mar 10, 2014

    Drenched in ice-cold, pouring rain and shivering, Spc. Gilbert Venzor thought he just might break.

  • Soldiers, students come together at community connector science fair

    Mar 10, 2014

    Sgt. James Roeser has always had a passion for science and learning.