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  • Fitting in: One soldier loses hat to join unit

    Nov 26, 2012

    Michael Tollerton of Sarasota, Fla., knew they were after her. Her Soldiers had a quota to fill and she was a new leader with 17th Fires Brigade. Like others before her, the second lieutenant planned to make a fight of it, make them work hard to bag her, but one day she slipped.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Fires brigade Soldiers train for traditional battle

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Soldiers knelt on the ground, facing the suspicious van with weapons ready. The van's occupants called from inside, asking for supplies and aid for someone who was injured, but the Soldiers refused to approach.

  • 2-2 SBCT remembers life of Soldier who led by example

    Nov 21, 2012

    Family, friends and service members gathered at the North Fort Chapel Nov. 14, to remember the life of 24-year old Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, a St. Petersburg, Fla., native, who was killed Oct. 13, in Kandahar province, when her unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against traumatic brain injuries

    Nov 21, 2012

  • A quilt to span the years of war

    Nov 17, 2012

    Military traditions are often time-honored events that represent a part of military history. One civilian started a subtler tradition nearly two years ago when he mailed a hand-stitched quilt made by members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4884 from the small town of Spiro, Okla., to Afghanistan.

  • An online community forum

    Nov 15, 2012

    JBLM leaders use Facebook to field questions from community members on a range of topics.

  • 42nd Military Police Brigade unit return home

    Nov 14, 2012

    After nine months of deployment the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and 595th Military Police Company of the 42nd Military Police Brigade have finally made it back home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 6.

  • Runners undeterred by storm

    Nov 9, 2012

    'Wear blue: run to remember' group runs in annual Marine Corps Marathon in spite of storm

  • Language and culture

    Nov 2, 2012

    23rd Chemical Battalion Soldiers learning Korean customs, courtesies before moving to 'Land of Morning Calm.'

  • A gentler approach to heaing wounds

    Nov 2, 2012

    WTB Soldiers find balance and restorative energy in yoga.

  • Customers try shopping 'without eyes'

    Nov 2, 2012

    JBLM customers wear goggles to appreciate the challenges of blind employees at the Base Supply Center.

  • Out in the Cold

    Oct 31, 2012

    Driving in winter weather can create many challenges for motorists who aren't properly prepared. Growing up in the South, I didn't have many encounters with snowy days and icy roads. That lack of experience nearly proved costly for me one winter on a long trip from Colorado to Georgia.

  • It Won't Happen to Me

    Oct 31, 2012

    Most of us probably don't give much thought to slip, trip and fall hazards, but they pose a danger as we go about our daily routines. Perhaps you've seen someone at a store stretching for an item on the top shelf that's just out of reach. The next thing you hear is a loud crash.

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • Barbecue and...parachutes?

    Oct 29, 2012

    Nothing says teamwork like free falling from an airplane and parachuting into a group of encouraging colleagues.

  • Sense of duty drives Soldier's volunteer efforts with local fire department

    Oct 29, 2012

    YELM, Wash. -- Bouncing from duty station to duty station in the Air Force with his father, Staff Sgt. Patrick Malone grew up fairly certain what he would do with his life. "I always remember seeing him come home in uniform, and I just remember looking up to him, and that was always just stuck in my head," he said. "I knew I wanted to serve."

  • Teammates never quit

    Oct 23, 2012

    Yuma, Wash. -- The Yuma desert is a grimy lush, where the creature comforts of home melt away, only to be replaced with stifling heat. The sun hangs high, obnoxiously spilling its rays over the rough landscape. Graceless plants claw at the sky with scraggly limbs and brittle leaves, clinging to the dry ground like mosquitoes on the bare flesh of an unknowing victim. With no signs of civilization for miles upon miles, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, had found the perfect place for a missile range.

  • Mangudai Exercise 2012

    Oct 22, 2012

    Non commissioned officers are the backbone of America's military, and must be able to lead by example to effectively lead their troops. Specialist Jesiah Dixon shows us how one group of senior non commissioned officers tested their mental and physical limits during a grueling 58-hour event.

  • A Company 2-1 and 4th Koy secure Taliban hotbed

    Oct 20, 2012

    Soldiers with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, along with their Afghan National Army partners with the 4th Koy, or company, 3rd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps, cleared an area known for its strong Taliban presence in the Zharay district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 and 16.

  • EFMP fair provides resources, opportunities

    Oct 19, 2012

    Job training, educational opportunities and vocational rehabilitation services available off Joint Base Lewis-McChord for teens and adults with disabilities.

  • Seahawks meet the real Raiders

    Oct 19, 2012

    4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers rub shoulders with members of the Seattle Seahawks during recent 'meet and greet' session before deployment.

  • Thunderbolt Soldiers try new PT uniform

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers with 17th Fires Brigade modeled the design concepts for the new physical fitness uniform during the Program Executive Office Road Show Oct. 17, 2012, at Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Snipers with 2-1 IN keep an eye on security

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a partnered operation to assist their Afghan National Army counterparts in maintaining security gains made in Zharay district of Kandahar province Oct. 10.

  • Afghan soldiers help build strong pillars for future

    Oct 16, 2012

    Afghan soldiers with the 5th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps handed out school supplies to children at the Pir Mohamed School in Sanjeray, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Kandahar School Supply Hand-out

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers and U.S. State Department personnel traveled to the Akram Boys School in Kandahar's sub-district 9 to join their Afghan National Police (ANP) partners in handing out school supplies to the students as part of the ANP Professionalism Day. Sgt. Kuzara traveled with US soldiers to the school to see what the day was all about. Includes sound bites from Paul McFeaters, Deputy Team Leader, Kandahar City Stabilization Team. Also available in high definition.

  • 7th ID Activation Ceremony

    Oct 15, 2012

    B-Roll of the 7th Infantry Division Press Conference/Activation Ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash with Maj. Gen. Lanza.

  • DIV leader encourages soldiers to 'stand up to suicide'

    Oct 14, 2012

    It goes without saying that a healthy force is a ready force; for this reason, it is the theme for this year's suicide awareness month. As suicide rates within the ranks continue to climb, the Army is changing its approaches to suicide awareness, prevention and intervention, starting with a Suicide Stand Down Day, which was carried out Army-wide on Thursday.

  • 7th ID Activation Ceremony - Maj. Gen. Lanza Press Conference

    Oct 14, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Lanza briefs guest and the media at the 7th Infantry Division Press Conference/Activation Ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Also available in high definition.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • JBLM Welcomes 7th Inf Div Commander

    Sep 26, 2012

    Flags waved, cannons roared and the 56th Army Band played as Soldiers, friends and Family in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community came together to welcome a brand new leader to the Pacific Northwest.

  • Unique course gives leaders new perspective

    Sep 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- As a platoon sergeant in charge of and involved in the lives of nearly 40 Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Anderson knows that self-confidence comes easier for some than it does for others. But after a five-day course offered by the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., he also knows that improving confidence can sometimes be as easy as simply setting a goal.

  • Army committed to national academic excellence

    Sep 18, 2012

    The dedication of the new Seitz Elementary School took place Sept. 14, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building as a tribute to retired Lt. Gen Richard Seitz, from Junction City.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • 'Where's the beef?' -- DoD finds answers in osmotic dehydration process

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate is now partnering with a commercial vendor in Cayce, S.C., to develop a meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • Island time is Army time

    Sep 17, 2012

    Living in a tropical paradise doesn't mean you get to sit on the beach all day, relax and surf. Just ask Asenati Petelo. Even if she wanted to, Petelo is too busy to spend much time on the beaches of Hawaii, where she lives and works, because in addition to working a full time job she is in the U.S. Army Reserve, attends the University of Hawaii, and is a member of its ROTC program.

  • Culinary team prepares to go for gold at Olympics

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team, which is managed by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command, is the military's national culinary team. The JCCoE trains and develops food service leaders, from all services, throughout their careers from advanced individual training through advanced professional courses.

  • Commentary: mastering the art of email

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Its reelly frustraiting when you receeve one of them emails which didn't get proofred or spelcheked. They not only fale to comunicate the massage but it don't reflect very well on you're orginization either.

  • Officer shares lessons after friend's suicide

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Second Lieutenant Noelle Edinger was home on leave in Wyomissing, Pa., in late April when a close friend of hers committed suicide -- an act that ended his life and changed hers.

  • 16th Quartermaster Company closes shop

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Another unit of the 49th Quartermaster Group was inactivated here Friday during a ceremony at the Post Field House.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • FORSCOM Command Sgt. Maj. explores the science supporting the Soldier

    Sep 12, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin Bohn of the U.S. Army Forces Command has spent more than 30 years on active duty, including tours in Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. But it wasn't until he toured the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command that he understood how scientists and engineers support the Soldier.

  • Danger 'round the bend

    Sep 12, 2012

    Accidents involving trains and Soldiers always favor the trains.

  • TRADOC deputy CG tours Combined Arms Support Command

    Sep 12, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Halverson tours Combined Arms Support Command

  • Latin Americans honored at 9th National Latina Symposium

    Sep 11, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal, originally from Chile, speaks at the 9th National Latina Symposium held by Latina Style Magazine, which showcases Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts. Over 500 Hispanic leaders and service members from across the country participated in this event, which is the largest annual gathering of Latina leaders in the United States.

  • Grass becomes 27th chief of National Guard Bureau

    Sep 10, 2012

    Gen. Frank Grass became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Job fairs offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, veterans, Family members

    Sep 10, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Are you a Soldier transitioning from active duty and looking for your next job? A veteran? Or a Family member wanting to continue your career? Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service offices support hundreds of job fairs on or near our installations every year. Here is a list of events for transitioning Soldiers, veterans and Family members coming up in the next three months.

  • Spartan Soldier earns USO's Volunteer of the Year award, selected among thousands of volunteers worl

    Sep 10, 2012

    The USO recognized its national Volunteer of the Year -- a Soldier from the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team -- during a ceremony held at the Eagle's Nest at the division headquarters, Sept. 7. Sgt. Richard Schuh, a gunner with the battalion's "Blackjack" battery, received an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Commanding General of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, as well as a certificate from the USO Headquarters acknowledging him as the top volunteer among thousands worldwide.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Bagram school graduates first class of Afghan children

    Sep 6, 2012

    Forty-three Afghan children became the first class to graduate from the Cat in the Hat Language Arts Center at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2012.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear Fort Lee Soldier's case

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a Fort Lee Soldier's dispute with his Scottish-born wife over custody of their 5-year-old child.

  • Army Under Secretary embarks to help inter-Service cooperation on USS Truman

    Sep 4, 2012

    Under Secretary Westphal is participating in the Navy's long-standing outreach program to promote inter-Service cooperation in support of Joint Vision 2020, and gain an appreciation for Naval capabilities at sea. The Navy's Sea Embark outreach program enables government and civilian senior leaders the ability to experience first-hand how the Navy contributes to the National Defense strategy and to the stability of the global community.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • U.S. Army Reserve team named Army's top 'water dawgs'

    Aug 30, 2012

    A U.S. Army Reserve team can officially call itself the top "Water Dawgs" in the Department of Defense.

  • Joint Logistics Over the Shore: Waterborne Soldiers - The Force Behind the Trident

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Trident pier is maintained by the 331st Transport Company, "Causeway or No Way", 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. The Roll-On/Roll-Off Discharge Facility pier conducts missions that are respected as the most dangerous in the watercraft field. It takes every ounce of muscle and sweat from the approximately 100 Soldiers assigned to the company to assemble the 1,200-foot pier. The highly anticipated Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore exercise held this summer at Fort Story, Va. showcased the Trident pier and the strength of the troops involved

  • 'Breaking the Cycle' from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 28, 2012

    I just passed my one-year anniversary here at the USACR/Safety Center, and while I thought I knew a little about safety before, I feel I can finally speak with some authority on the subject! It's been a busy 12 months, and one of the things that's become obvious to me during my various travels is just how many Soldiers we have in home station now. With combat operations in Iraq over and the drawdown continuing in Afghanistan, our installations have come alive with the sounds of early morning cadences and Families enjoying time together. It's great to have our Soldiers home, but we should also be aware that they now face more off-duty risk than perhaps ever before.

  • Army's newest general purpose round shows accuracy in rifle competition

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round is performing well under combat conditions in Afghanistan, but how does it stack up during a rifle competition?

  • Labor Day Message

    Aug 23, 2012

    With nearly 1.5 million Soldiers (Active/Reserve/Guard) and Civilians in the workforce, our Army is one of the largest employers in the United States and the world. This Labor Day, we honor you for not only defending the American workplace, but for being such a vital and vibrant part of it. Thank you

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Transportation Corps hosts Vietnam War commemoration

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Transportation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Army Quartermaster and Women's museums, hosted a 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War, Aug. 17, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Know the signs, save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The Army is changing the way leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals receive seasonal safety information, and also are asking that everyone keep their eyes open for the signs they or their buddy might be at risk of an accident.

  • Vietnam-era transporters gather at Fort Lee

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2012) -- Like many before him, retired Sgt. 1st Class Dan Kritzer received a less-than-enthusiastic welcome upon his return to the United States after serving in Vietnam.

  • Army Logistics University welcomes new commandant

    Aug 21, 2012

    John E. Hall, president U.S. Army Logistics University, passes the ALU colors to Col. Robert A. Harney, Jr. during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 21.

  • South Carolina Guard Soldiers keep sharp during Kuwait deployment

    Aug 19, 2012

    Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment Soldiers conducted live-fire exercises at the Udairi Range at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in late July and early August, to keep their skills sharp.

  • The 80th Training Command names its newest facility after a fallen comrade

    Aug 18, 2012

    The 80th Training Command memorialized one of its former soldiers with a building dedication at Camp Parks Calif., August 17, 2012. The new facility known as the "SSG Robert Hernandez United States Army Reserve Logistics Training Center (TASS)," is named after an Army Reserve Soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

  • Task Force Hurricane dedicates Camp John Pratt

    Aug 18, 2012

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- Key leaders in Regional Command-North bow their heads in reverence during the opening prayer during the Camp John Pratt dedication ceremony, Aug. 14. The camp, still being constructed by the engineers of Task Force Hurricane, is named after fallen U.S. Army Apache pilot Chief Warrant Officer John C. Pratt, and will be a main collection area for troops and equipment withdrawing from Afghanistan.

  • FORSCOM hosts human resource training for shaping future civilian workforce

    Aug 17, 2012

    U.S. Army Forces Command hosted a Civilian Human Resources Workforce Planning Training Conference, Aug. 14-15, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • U.S., Afghan Army Engineers: Leading the way, hand in hand

    Aug 16, 2012

    Spc. Michael Wilkersonfoy of 420th Eng. Co., 458th Eng. Bn., 411th Eng. Bde., 412th Theater Engineer Command, show unity in strength with a fellow engineer soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4/1/209th Corps during a training break, March 4, 2012, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.

  • Wounded vet shares story during Fort Lee visit

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Wounded warrior Marissa Strock paid a visit to Charlie Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion here Monday evening.

  • VIDEO: Road Warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    It's a smooth ride into Fort Hunter Liggett, California, thanks to a different kind of 'Road Warrior', Army Strong engineers of 727th Engineer Detachment, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command. Spc. Mark O'Rear tells how these Army Reserve Soldiers made it possible.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody Retirement

    Aug 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retired from the Army, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star.

  • FORSCOM CG discusses TBI, leadership, service, with "America's Team"

    Aug 15, 2012

    OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The leader of the Army's largest command shared a message about service, sacrifice and leadership with one of professional football's most storied organizations during team training camp activities, here.

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers with the integrity and dedication to join them to become CID special agents, while helping to keep the Army safe.


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