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  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Fallen leader's legacy remembered

    Jan 22, 2013

    Family, friends, and soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gathered to honor the life and legacy of Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams in a memorial ceremony at Evergreen Chapel, Jan. 16.

  • Army releases programmatic environmental assessment - Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Department of the Army has completed a final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (for Army force structure reductions and realignments that may occur from Fiscal Years 2013-2020. Public comment period is open until Feb. 19.

  • FORSCOM hosts SMA Board of Directors meeting

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Board of Director's meeting serves as an opportunity for the Army's senior enlisted leaders to come together and share current information about the Army, while discussing issues affecting Soldiers and Army Families, from the leader's perspective. The two-day session included briefings and discussion on topics such as personnel, operations, physical fitness, security and health.

  • Leaders learn law through JOLO

    Jan 16, 2013

    Officers and senior noncommissioned officers with 17th Fires Brigade participated in Junior Officer Legal Orientation training Jan. 4 and Jan. 7. "The 17th Fires Brigade is the first brigade to receive the training (within 7th Infantry Division)," said Capt. John Nelson, the senior trial counsel with 7th Infantry Division, and JOLO instructor. "Shortly all of the brigades under the 7th Infantry Division footprint will receive the training."

  • Fighters make good leaders

    Jan 16, 2013

    Soldiers with 17th Fires Brigade brawled for a chance to be champions during two separate combatives tournaments Dec. 12 at Wilson Gym and Dec. 14 at McChord Fitness Center. The Army Combatives Program trains soldiers in hand-to-hand combat for self-defense, said Sgt. 1st Class Earl Ullom, a Fresno, Calif., native, and platoon sergeant with Battery C, 1st Battalion (155mm Towed), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Bde.

  • Months-long wait ends for wounded warrior reunited with comrades

    Jan 16, 2013

    On June 12, 2012, while conducting a dismounted patrol in Maiwand, Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device detonated near the men of 1st Platoon, Company B, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Following the explosion, Spc. Chris Anderson's life would forever be changed.

  • More vets for pets, working dogs

    Jan 14, 2013

    The expansion of the Veterinary Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will shorten the wait lists to treat military pets and working dogs.

  • Lancers leaves Afghanistan ready for Ready First

    Jan 14, 2013

    The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Combined Task Force Lancer, marked the end of a nine-month deployment to southern Afghanistan by relinquishing control of its nearly 15,000 square kilometer battle-space to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Combined Team Ready First, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan in Kandahar City Jan. 7.

  • Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, and the data show a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths.

  • New app delivers real-time info about JBLM events

    Jan 11, 2013

    My Military Community app delivers info and events to smartphones.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

  • Kazakhstan military delegation visits FORSCOM, Fort Bragg

    Jan 10, 2013

    A military delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan, led by Gen. Col. Saken A. Zhasuzakov, first deputy minister of defense and chairman of that nations' chiefs of staff committee, visited Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 8-9. The delegation got a firsthand look at the latest in combat medical and tactical communications training and technology, visited memorials to fallen Soldiers, saw Soldier and Army Family support facilities and received command updates from U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and Womack Army Medical Center.

  • Aviator recognized for over 20,000 flight hours

    Jan 9, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently presented retired CW4 Harold Coghlan, now a Department of the Army Civilian instructor pilot with B Co., 1-212th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala., with a certificate of achievement recognizing Coghlan's passing of 20,000 flight hours in military aircraft. Among other highlights from his 36-year career, Coghlan is one of just a handful of Army aviators to have flown faster than Mach 2 as a fighter jet pilot, and he has experience in nearly 30 different rotary and fixed-wing airframes. Coghlan is currently an IP in the 1-212th's Helicopter School Battalion.

  • GHS to bring changes to labeling, classification of hazardous chemicals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians who handle hazardous chemicals as part of their job will soon begin training for changes coming to the labeling and classification of chemicals in the workplace.

  • Fallen combat engineer remembered by CTF 4-2

    Jan 8, 2013

    When Pfc. Matthew Jones first met Pfc. Markie Sims in basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., it was laughter from the start.

  • Soldiers celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

    Jan 8, 2013

    Despite being away from friends and families during the holiday season, Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 found many ways to celebrate Christmas in Southern Afghanistan, Dec. 25.

  • Leader with 'heart of gold' remembered

    Jan 8, 2013

    Family, friends and 'Manchu' soldiers from 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gathered to remember the life and honor the service of Sgt. Logan Tyler Harbison at Evergreen Chapel, Dec. 11.

  • 'Raiders' bid farewell to brother-in-arms

    Jan 8, 2013

    Family, friends and service members gathered to honor and celebrate the life of Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle, Jr., in a memorial ceremony at Lewis North Chapel, Dec. 5.

  • Gunslingers induct honorary regimental colonel

    Jan 8, 2013

    Col. Michael J. Brokovich, retired, was inducted as the honorary colonel of the 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade during an induction ceremony at the Cascade Community Club, Nov. 29.

  • Computer detectives hunt hackers, deliver digital justice

    Jan 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army CID's Computer Crimes Investigative Unit is turning the tables on would-be predators online to where the hunters now have become the hunted.

  • Driver Training Revamped

    Jan 7, 2013

    Vehicle rollovers remain a serious concern for units deployed overseas. According to statistics compiled by U.S. Central Command, there were 618 tactical vehicle rollovers in Afghanistan between January 2009 and July 2012, resulting in 23 fatalities and 501 injuries.

  • Army Safety - How Did We Do? Fiscal 2012 End-Of-Year Review

    Jan 7, 2013

    As an Army, we're getting better all the time at safety. I feel confident making that statement given final numbers from fiscal 2012: With 162 accidental fatalities, it was our third-safest year on record and our best since combat operations began more than 11 years ago.

  • Circle To Land - A Tricky Maneuver

    Jan 7, 2013

    Circle-to-land is one of the least practiced and most underappreciated maneuvers in the fixed-wing Army aviation community. In the commercial and civilian sector, the maneuver is considered risky enough that many freight operators prohibit their pilots from performing it at night or from doing it at all. However, depending on the mission, pilots may have no choice but to employ the circle-to-land maneuver. And if the first time you practice it is the first time you need it, you could be in serious trouble. I'll give you a personal example from a flight I had in a C-12.

  • Deployed couple relies on battlefield travel, luck to see each other

    Jan 1, 2013

    On Dec. 26, 2012, Spc. Brendon Brown stepped off his Stryker Combat Vehicle at Combat Outpost Talukan, Afghanistan, looking for a familiar face.

  • Fly fishing, tying helps wounded warriors heal, reflect

    Dec 26, 2012

    Through learning the art and craft of fly tying and fishing, Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are able to find peace and Healing Waters in the eye of rehabilitation's storm.

  • Lancer Brigade Soldiers make it home for the holidays

    Dec 20, 2012

    Families and friends waited eagerly with open arms and anxious smiles as Soldiers returning from combat made their way into Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North, Wash., for a special holiday welcome home ceremony, Dec. 16, 2012.

  • Soldiers helping former Soldiers in the spirit of the season

    Dec 18, 2012

    In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., assisted veterans at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash., with selecting, wrapping and shipping presents to loved ones this week.

  • Giving back: Miss Washington shows military support at JBLM holiday event

    Dec 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Mandy Schendel, who was officially crowned Miss Washington 2012 in July, has spent the better part of her life serving others.

  • Open forum covers I Corps Pacific Rim rebalance, leader concerns

    Dec 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general, I Corps, met with more than 100 senior Soldiers and civilians from I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division, and brigades across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012, to discuss a near-future shift in mission focus for the base and to hear their general concerns.

  • Paying the world's best training forward: Unity drives U.S., Korean joint chemical exercise

    Dec 14, 2012

    ELMA, Wash. -- Even when they come from coasts more than 5,000 miles apart, there's sometimes little clear distinction between the lives of soldiers who reside and train in separate countries.

  • Thunderbolt Brigade welcomes, bids farewell to command sergeants major

    Dec 7, 2012

    Soldiers with 17th Fires Brigade said goodbye to the brigade command sergeant major and welcomed a new one during a change of responsibility ceremony, Dec. 6.

  • Coming Home

    Dec 5, 2012

    This piece explores the life of the Silsbys, a 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Family living in Lacey, Wash., in the few months before their Soldier's return from Afghanistan last week. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Silsby's fourth combat deployment, the tour gave the Family its own unique set of challenges. Available in high definition.

  • South Sound growers donate Christmas trees to the military

    Dec 4, 2012

    Wounded warriors from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, cut down Christmas trees that were donated by Schilter Family Farm in Lacey, Wash. earlier this week. The trees were then prepared and loaded onto a larger truck to be transported back to their respective battalions, where they will be displayed throughout the Christmas season.

  • Severe winter weather could bring schedule changes to JBLM

    Dec 4, 2012

    Last winter, heavy snow and freezing conditions slowed down operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 17-22.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • Leaders essential to developing, sustaining 21st century force

    Dec 3, 2012

    It has been a little less than two months since the Bayonet Division started a new chapter in its history and assumed the role as the higher headquarters for some of the Army's finest trained, ready and disciplined brigades- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Stryker Brigades, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and 17th Fires Brigade.

  • Kiowa pilot awarded two Air Medals

    Nov 30, 2012

    More than 300 soldiers gathered at the Evergreen Theater on JBLM to honor Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Whitmus of the 4-6 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, who was awarded two Air Medals by the 7th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, Nov. 8 for valorous service while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Army's Stryker Double V-Hull is a resounding success

    Nov 30, 2012

    As of this month, 673 Stryker DVHs have been produced, of which over 450 have been fielded for Afghanistan. With more than a year and a half of combat experience there is enough data to declare the Stryker DVH a resounding success While substantially decreasing casualties and better protecting Soldiers is by far the most important development of the DVH effort, the improved operational readiness rates are also an extremely important advancement.

  • CTF 4-2 witnesses road opening

    Nov 27, 2012

    Local Afghans in Panjwa'i District now have better access to markets and a safer way to travel as district leaders officially opened the Salahan-Demrasi-Muhajerin Road in Salahan, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • JBLM observes American Indian tradition

    Nov 27, 2012

    Service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., participated in a cultural exhibition as a part of the National American Indian Heritage Observance, Nov. 20. The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted the event in order to recognize the accomplishments and culture of American Indians who have served and currently serve in the United States armed forces.

  • Local community leaders observe field artillery demonstrations

    Nov 26, 2012

    Battery A, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a field training exercise that began Nov. 13, 2012, and finished with a community live-fire demonstration, Nov. 15.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against brain injuries

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 7th Infantry Division and former National Football League players shared their experiences with traumatic brain injuries during a round-table discussion, Nov. 20, 2012, at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility.

  • U.S. Army CID Pleads with Public, Warns Against Romance Scams, Female victims being cyber-robbed dai

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud - especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • 'Raiders' kick off Walk to Afghanistan project

    Nov 26, 2012

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division 'Raiders' officially kicked off their Walk to Afghanistan project at Pierce County Fantasy Lights Walk sneak preview Nov. 18, at Spanaway Park in Spanaway, Wash.

  • Afghan Border Police take lead in Operation Southern Strike IV

    Nov 26, 2012

    Members of the 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police and their respective Security Forces Assistance Team advisers made a deliberate effort to reach the remote areas in Spin Boldak and Tak-teh Pol districts, remove insurgent influence and address villagers economic and security concerns during Operation Southern Strike IV in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15-18, 2012.

  • Embedded teams bring help to soldiers

    Nov 26, 2012

    As soldiers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, return this winter from Afghanistan, they will face many changes. New routines, friends, family and too many choices at the grocery store - nearly forgotten lives will return in sharp focus.

  • 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.

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