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  • Gunslinger battalion cases colors

    Oct 29, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion (155mm Towed), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, gathered for an inactivation ceremony at Watkins Field, Oct. 23.

  • What's Moderation?

    Oct 28, 2013

    I love to hang out and have a few drinks with my friends. The camaraderie and bonding that takes place during those fun times is priceless. Sometimes, though, the fun can go a little too far. When it does, not only can it ruin your night (and next day, for sure), it could cost you your life.

  • A Golden Day for a Golden Man

    Oct 28, 2013

    Chaplain(Capt.) Doug Yoder of 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, fittingly celebrates his 50th birthday Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, with a little surprise from his battalion after Sunday service.

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • Hunting tips to stay on target

    Oct 24, 2013

    While the rules and seasons for hunting vary from state to state, safety is one common factor that should always be consistent.

  • 4-6 ARS equipment floats into port

    Oct 24, 2013

    Facing the elements and the possible threat of a typhoon approaching the peninsula Sunday, soldiers of the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, worked diligently off-loading OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters, tactical vehicles and shipping containers from a large shipping vessel called the Ocean Giant at a port in Busan.

  • Sword passes to new division command sergeant major

    Oct 24, 2013

    The 7th Infantry Division honored its new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the division headquarters building Oct. 15, 2013.

  • Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.

  • 'Raider' Brigade changes command for last time

    Oct 24, 2013

    After 35 months, Col. Michael Getchell relinquished command of 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team "Raiders," 7th Infantry Division to Col. Jody Miller Oct. 16 at Soldiers Field House, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Stryker brigade infantrymen train to manage stress while engaging enemy

    Oct 24, 2013

    "You can't replicate getting shot at, but what we can do is stress them out physically and mentally and have them try to engage a target."

  • World War II veteran receives award after 68 years

    Oct 23, 2013

    Serving during World War II is a remarkable achievement. Receiving an award for service 68 years later is another.

  • Ordnance expands credentialing for wheel vehicle mechanics

    Oct 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- The Ordnance School has procured 1,000 National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence test vouchers for the second year of its wheel vehicle mechanic credentialing pilot program.

  • The Gift of Fuel

    Oct 22, 2013

    While moving their aircraft from the port of Busan to their new home at Camp Humphreys, 4th ARS-6th Cav. Regt., made a stop at Camp Walker, where the Company A Soldiers anxiously awaited their arrival to do what they were trained to do which is supply petroleum to the new aircraft.

  • CS-13: Not just for the guys on the ground

    Oct 22, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, know better than anyone That the Army's new communication suite, Capability Set-13, is far more than just some smart phones and satellite dishes.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • 2ID Soldiers, KATUSAs earn honors, display Sgt Audie Murphy skills

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Korea--Four Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were inducted in to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a luncheon Oct. 10 at the Commanding General's Mess.

  • Aviation Unit Arrives to Korean Peninsula

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Many Soldiers know what it is like to be stationed in the Republic of Korea but only one unit knows what it is like to be deployed to Korea. The land of the morning calm welcomed Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment much the same way it welcomes all the Soldiers that have served on her shores; with the promise of new friendships and a unique training environment.

  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Realistic training builds Soldiers' confidence in their equipment, ensuring they can provide a strong defense to deter aggression against the Korean peninsula.

  • ATVs: not to be underestimated

    Oct 21, 2013

  • NCO finds true meaning of leadership on recruiting duty

    Oct 21, 2013

    Why would anyone want to become a recruiter? I did. Although I could not have foreseen it when I volunteered, the decision would become life altering. This duty challenged everything I thought I knew about being a leader in the Army.

  • Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

    Oct 21, 2013

    Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are "excited by our increased participation here," said the Army's top general in that area.

  • A New Addition

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 4th ARS, 6th Cav. Regt., marked their historic nine-month deployment with a unit colors uncasing ceremony Oct. 18.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Service members stand in during shutout

    Oct 18, 2013

    Soldiers, Airmen ensure in/outprocessing continues without disruption at JBLM's Waller Hall.

  • Dog Day afternoon

    Oct 17, 2013

    At 7:59 a.m. the rain was nothing more than a quiet mist born from brooding clouds. Two minutes later it had escalated into a vicious downpour. The squad of soldiers trudging through the weather didn't appear to notice the change. While their uniforms quickly went from damp to drenched, their faces were stoic, their expressions unmoved.

  • 110th Chem works with UK chemical counterparts

    Oct 17, 2013

    Down a dark, narrow passage a special group of soldiers enters a deserted factory where suspected chemical weapons are being produced. With sensors and monitors beeping, they find the deadly chemical production they are looking for. Now it's time to go to work.

  • Lancer joins the runners elite

    Oct 17, 2013

    To successfully complete the Grand Slam of Ultra-running, a runner has to successfully complete four of America's toughest 100-mile races, which consists of the Western States 100 in California, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run in Vermont, the Wasatch Front 100-Mile Endurance Run in Utah, and the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Shocking Safety Tips

    Oct 15, 2013

    Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can't submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important

  • 296 BSB delivers more than beans, bullets, benzene and Band-Aids

    Oct 10, 2013

    Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. That's the motto of the Soldiers assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

  • 2-2 SBCT participates in historic joint exercise

    Oct 10, 2013

    For every Soldier on patrol, there is a staff of Soldiers providing mission-essential support by maintaining communication and ensuring critical battlefield information is disseminated.

  • Bringing Soldiers 'Back Into the Light'

    Oct 10, 2013

    It's not a Christian injury. It's not a Muslim injury. It's not a Buddhist injury. It's a moral injury. That was one of the key points that Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin expressed to combat Veterans during the "Back Into the Light" seminar at the Chambers Bay Golf Course near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 26. The seminar dealt with difficulties Soldiers often experience when re-entering their communities after they've experienced a moral injury, which occurs when a person either does something, or is exposed to something they believe is morally wrong, or experiences betrayal by those they believed were always "right," said Entrekin.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike

    Oct 10, 2013

    Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities

  • JBLM commander pitches in during civilian staff shortage

    Oct 10, 2013

    Government shutdown highlights a JBLM challenge: the base's growth has outpaced increases in the civilian work force

  • Fatigue Management

    Oct 9, 2013

    It was day seven at the Joint Readiness Training Center and it showed on the faces of the young infantrymen. They were exposed to typical central Louisiana weather in November; the nights were cooler and often marked by heavy rains. The platoon sergeant worked hard to keep the troops motivated and moving under their combat loads. No one wanted to be cold or wet, so the rucks were especially heavy.

  • 181st Soldier selected FORSCOM NCO of the Year runner up

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brett Oldenburger, a trainer/mentor with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Regiment, distinguished himself among the elite when he placed second in the 2013 FORSCOM Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition earlier this summer.

  • 555th Engineer Brigade redeploys

    Oct 8, 2013

    Approximately 200 soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, and the advance party from the 864th Engineer Battalion, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, Oct. 4.

  • Arrowhead soldiers take on global response force mission

    Oct 8, 2013

    Apache Company is ready to take the reins as part of the Department of Defense's global response force after several months of what seemed like endless training at times.

  • Sappers practice air assault ops, prep for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 571st Sapper Company had the opportunity to conduct an air insertion and extraction operations as part of their pre-deployment training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013.

  • 2014: What's your objective?

    Oct 7, 2013

    We just turned the page on another fiscal year, and preliminary numbers suggest it will be among our Army's best ever for safety. But no matter how fiscal 2013 shakes out, we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the new year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army's annual safety and occupational health objectives, signed in early September by the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff, provide a sound framework for you to do just that within your formations.

  • Soldier and her doggy 'daughter' reunite on national TV

    Oct 4, 2013

    A Soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., surprised her dog after a year-long deployment, on "The Queen Latifah Show."

  • U.S., Japan agree to expand security, defense cooperation

    Oct 4, 2013

    In a joint statement released Oct. 3, 2013, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan.

  • Combined operations shop keeps vehicles on move

    Oct 3, 2013

    The combat repair team with B Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and a sister team with the JGSDF spent countless hours keeping vehicles fit to fight during the training exercise in a shared repair shop at YTC.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Run, move, shoot and stay dry

    Oct 2, 2013

    Competitors on target in 3-gun competition despite pouring rain

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • I Corps 1st Sergeant of the Year talks about what it means to be 'more professional than I'

    Oct 1, 2013

    "No one is more professional than I." These are first words of the creed of the noncommissioned officer, and the premise of the Army's enlisted leaders. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, no one exemplifies those words more than 1st Sgt. Eric Olsen, the first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Registration open for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Sep 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Core capabilities secure CROWS workload

    Sep 30, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot will leverage its extensive resources to become the Army's new depot source of repair for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, known as CROWS.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Rising Thunder participants invited to Nisei Veterans Committee

    Sep 30, 2013

    Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Sept. 22 at the Seattle NVC Foundation.

  • Rising Thunder rumbles through the Yakima hills

    Sep 30, 2013

    The hills rumbled with explosions as helicopters, tanks and tactical vehicles descended on Yakima Training Center, Wash., for Operation Rising Thunder, Sept. 3-24. After two decades of interaction, the training continues to sustain and develop a relationship between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • FORSCOM names top career counselors for 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Two non-commissioned officers were named the best career counselors in the Army's largest command, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall, Sept. 25.

  • New center provides comprehensive care to assault victims

    Sep 26, 2013

    A first-of-its-kind Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Resource Center opened just two months ago at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • First 'Thought-Controlled' Bionic Leg Funded Through Army Medicine Research

    Sep 26, 2013

    Researchers unveiled the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg Sept. 25, funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and developed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine.

  • Managing time, communication is key for husband-wife SHARP team

    Sep 26, 2013

    The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program was designed to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault before they occur. The program would not exist without the noncommissioned officers who serve Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Victim Advocates and SHARP representatives.

  • Just click it

    Sep 25, 2013

    Soldiers are wearing seat belts at a substantially higher rate than the civilian population, according to recent data.

  • 'Steel Knights' drive Afghan retrograde effort

    Sep 25, 2013

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Wheeled vehicle mechanics with the 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command's maintenance section remove the cab of a M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter to gain access to the engine compartment during maintenance Aug. 28th. The 51st Trans. Co. conducts convoy escort team missions, which are essential to the defense of Afghan and other regional partners driving logistics convoys throughout Regional Command-East in northeastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Hughes, 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st TSC)

  • Weather Surprise

    Sep 24, 2013

    In March 2003, just four months out of flight school, I found myself deployed to Iraq. For the most part, progression was uneventful, except for those dust landings at night under night vision goggles. There was a lot to learn and a short period of time to learn it.

  • Quartermaster Museum adds "Huey" to exhibit

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, moved a Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter into the museum Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new exhibit to help tell the story of aerial delivery's sling load mission.

  • Japanese, US soldiers run in annual race

    Sep 24, 2013

    Hundreds of runners, including more than 50 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers, took part in the third annual Howard's Medical Army Base Race during a break in Operation Rising Thunder exercises, Sept. 21.

  • Sappers prepare newest Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 570th Sapper Company conducted a five-day training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 16-20, 2013, that providing leadership with evaluations in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan next year.

  • 'Raiders Return' celebration welcomes back Stryker brigade

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took center stage as they marched in a parade and then joined residents and community members of the city of Lakewood, Wash., during a "Raiders Return" celebration, Sept. 15.

  • Touchdown for military appreciation

    Sep 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, prepares to toss a CASCOM coin to start the Virginia State University football game Saturday.

  • Raiders pass Seahawks partnership

    Sep 23, 2013

    The 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division "Raiders" passed the Seattle Seahawks "12th Man" flag to the 446th Airlift Wing in a "change of partnership" celebration held at the Warrior Zone recreational facility on Lewis North, Sept. 10.

  • Combat Arts program provides creative therapy to Veterans with PTSD

    Sep 23, 2013

    The paintings and sculptures hanging in the Southwestern University art gallery this month evoke immediate and powerful emotions from visitors -- awe, anger, horror, sadness -- even though the artists who created them would never have seen themselves picking up a paint brush, until now.

  • 'Tomahawks' from three battalions gather for 23rd Infantry Regiment Run

    Sep 23, 2013

    In the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2013, members of the 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks" - to include 1st Battalion from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division; 2nd Battalion from 4-2 SBCT; and 4th Battalion from 2-2 SBCT - gathered at the Battle of Chipyong-ni Memorial Rock in front of 1-23's Battalion headquarters. They assembled to take part in a three-mile regiment run, which was followed up with information about the 23rd Infantry Regiment Tomahawk Association. It was the first time in recent memory that the entire 23rd Regiment was gathered together in one place, at the same time.

  • Accidents compromise mission success

    Sep 20, 2013

    For nearly 12 years, Soldiers and civilians have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. As units ramp up for deployment, sustain operations and then redeploy, there's an increased potential for accidents to happen.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • 'Tomahawks Challenge' a hit with 1-23 Inf. spouses

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held their first "Tomahawks Challenge" on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 13, 2013.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Army will be closely monitoring its Performance Triad program to ensure it is delivering on the promise of better performance through improved sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Army's newest GO has passion to lead, serve nation

    Sep 13, 2013

    During his initial service obligation as a young lieutenant, Bill Gayler received two important pieces of advice that changed his life's path and paved the way to the achievement he celebrated Sept. 3.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • Army National Guard officer named Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Outstanding RiderCoach Trainer

    Sep 9, 2013

    Lt. Col. Craig Lambert, a member of the West Virginia National Guard, was named the motorcycle Outstanding RiderCoach Trainer for 2013 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at the organization's International Rider Education Training System Conference held Aug. 15-16 in Indianapolis.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • Ancient fortress marks site for advisory transition in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A fortress dating back to the 5th century, once occupied by the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, a focus-point for the first and second Anglo-Afghan War, and a pivotal point in the history of Afghanistan, served as the setting officially marking the next level of advising to the Afghan National Army from American forces.

  • Warhorse spouses get a taste of soldier life

    Sep 7, 2013

    Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on JBLM, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Operation Rising Thunder 13 urban assault training

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Recipe for Safety

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Soldier mentality isn't one that usually sets a priority on safety. Most Soldiers instinctively realize that they'll be taking risks consistently throughout their career. Someone scared of risks traditionally isn't the type of person who would even think about joining the military. Col. Timothy Daugherty, brigade commander for the 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Sill knew this when he took command in June 2011. With more than 24 years experience, Daugherty knew the thought process of Soldiers, both young and old.

  • Engineer brigade honors soldiers they lost

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Triple Nickel Fallen Warriors Memorial, a large, gray granite wall that normally stands silent, provides a place for quiet reflection to remember 555th Engineer Brigade soldiers who were killed in action.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter speaks at Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter speaks during his Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Second COP Keating hero receives Medal of Honor

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Carter humbly stood as President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around his neck, during a ceremony Aug. 26, at the White House.

  • Cavalry scout receives Medal of Honor

    Aug 28, 2013

  • Army wins sevens title on last-second try

    Aug 28, 2013

  • 3d ESC Observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    The old lady limped slowly through the crowd, assisted only by a weathered cane. Covered in a lightly colored dress and adorned with a white shawl, she moved until she was at the front of the room, her back to the crowd. As she turned around the glasses could do no justice in concealing the passion in her eyes as her arm pointed out amongst the crowd.

  • Lancer leads All Army Rugby team to gold in '13 Armed Forces Championship

    Aug 28, 2013

    The All Army Rugby team took home the gold medal during the Armed Forces Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., Aug. 11 to 19, under the leadership of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. battalion executive officer.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    Aug 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama conveys the heroics of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter to the audience gathered for the Medal of Honor ceremony in Carter's honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013. Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the time of the battle.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • For one soldier, charity involves running -lots of it

    Aug 26, 2013

    Capt. Richard Kresser, 27, from Raymond, Iowa, is an engineer officer with Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He is also an ultra-runner who just ran 423 miles in seven days, across the state of Iowa; something which, until this year, had never been accomplished.

  • 'Red Lions' battalion changes hands

    Aug 26, 2013

    Lt. Col. Norberto Menendez, from Miami, assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from Lt. Col. Rory Crooks, of Spokane, Wash., in a formal ceremony on Watkins Field, Aug. 2, 2013.

  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    Aug 23, 2013

    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored Sportfisher and the shore. "I think he thinks you're drowning," the husband said to his wife. They were splashing each other and she had screamed, but now they were just standing on the sand bar in neck-deep water. "We're fine, what is he doing?" she asked, a little annoyed. "We're fine!" the husband yelled, waving him off, but the captain kept swimming hard. "Move!" the captain barked as he hurried past the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their 9-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, "Daddy!"

  • Bayonet 6 Sends: Army team built on care, trust between Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    By now, most of you have heard about the White House announcement that one of your own Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, is to receive the Medal of Honor by our Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, in a ceremony on Aug. 26.