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  • USARCENT is amped to teach conservation awareness

    Oct 29, 2014

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - "It's all about keeping Soldiers in the fight."

  • 2014 Green Book: Regionally aligned forces in action

    Sep 30, 2014

    2014 Green Book: Regionally Aligned Forces in Action Lt. Gen. James L. Terry Commanding General, U. S. Army Central/Third U.S. Army

  • Kuwaiti National and Liberation Days: Strategic Partners and Genuine Friends

    Apr 22, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- It is easy to quickly identify practical reasons for a partnership between Kuwaiti and U.S. Air Defense Artillery units. With Iranian ballistic missiles and launchers just a short distance to the northeast of Kuwait, cooperation between Kuwaiti and U.S. ADA units ensures the defense of assets critical to both countries.

  • U.S., Saudi troops build teamwork, friendship during mil-to-mil exercise

    Apr 21, 2014

    Approximately 1,100 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the New York National Guard, participated in the two-week military-to-military exercise geared toward strengthening stability in the region and improving interoperability.

  • Soldiers face Kuwaiti National Guard in exhibition basketball game

    Apr 21, 2014

    Soldiers had the opportunity to face a unique challenge when they hosted an exhibition basketball game against members of the Kuwaiti National Guard, April 20, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Reserve Soldiers use ammunition classification system to sort ammo, save Army money

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), arrived at the Ammunition Supply Point at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and discovered a backlog of more than a million rounds of unsorted small arms ammunition.

  • Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with Kuwaiti students

    Nov 13, 2013

    Thanksgiving came early for a gathering of Soldiers, State Department employees and Kuwaiti school children during a celebration of the popular American holiday Nov. 9 in Kuwait City.

  • Sustainment Command trains Soldiers for life in combat zone

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Stryker forward-deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes doors

    Jul 11, 2013

    The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom when it accepted the final repaired Stryker from its forward deployed Battle Damage Repair facility in Qatar.

  • Dempsey discusses Middle East, U.S. troop issues

    Jul 8, 2013

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed events in the Middle East and U.S. troop issues during an interview broadcast July 7, 2013, with Candy Crowley for CNN's State of the Union news program.

  • Exercise Eager Lion begins in Jordan

    Jun 11, 2013

    Exercise Eager Lion kicked off in Jordan this week as U.S. service members began training with military forces from 19 nations.

  • 1st Armored Division troops aligned with CENTCOM, ready for Eager Lion kick-off

    Jun 3, 2013

    About 100 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division are now in Jordan as part of an advance headquarters element that will pave the way for follow-on Soldiers in the June "Eager Lion" exercise there.

  • Army makes final delivery of IA-407s to the Iraqis

    May 21, 2013

    The Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters, along with several representatives from different organizations on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., made the eighth delivery of the Iraqi Armed-407 Bell helicopters to Iraq.

  • Female diver leaves her mark in history

    Mar 25, 2013

    Just as the Spartans defied the odds and held off thousands of enemy troops, a modern-day female Soldier of Greek descent showed the same determination in her pursuit of becoming one of only four female-divers in the history of the U.S. Army.

  • AMC band performs for "mission ready" Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment played host to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band on Camp Redleg, Feb. 28.

  • Army divers splash headfirst into training

    Mar 7, 2013

    Nine divers deployed from the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., performed underwater welding, cutting and hydraulic-tool training at the Sea Point of Debarkation/Embarkation at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Feb. 19 to March 7, 2013.

  • Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep 'eye in the sky'

    Mar 2, 2013

    Unmanned aerial system operators and maintainers with Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, train constantly to keep Shadow UAVs in the skies over Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Service members, Kuwaiti students kick language barrier

    Feb 26, 2013

    Service members and U.S. embassy employees took part in a sports day event at the U.S. embassy in Kuwait City, Feb. 16, 2013, as a part of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program.

  • Boy Scouts visit Soldiers in Kuwait

    Jan 15, 2013

    Boy Scouts of Troop 965 in Kuwait received a unique opportunity to visit Camp Arifjan, Jan. 12, 2013, and explore mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with Soldiers of the 47th Transportation Company, deployed from Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Joint effort delivers 3 helicopters to Iraq

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today.

  • Service members, civilians learn to harness power of 'Open Source' information

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Department of the Army Civilians from all across the Army Central Command area of operations converged on Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Dec. 3-6, 2013, to attend two coveted Open Source fundamentals courses offered locally by the Open Source Center-Doha Bureau.

  • U.S., Kuwaitis conduct defensive exercise together

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers and Kuwaiti troops assigned to the 15th Mubarak Brigade conducted Saweyan Shield, a live fire exercise, at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 28.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Kuwaiti paramedics share info, tactics during combat lifesaver course

    Nov 27, 2012

    Kuwait National Guard 1st Lt. Hashem Al-Refae and 1st Lt. Hamad Al-Shetail attended a recent combat lifesaver course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 13-16, 2012, so they could see how the U.S. Army trains its non-medical Soldiers on tactical treatment of wounds.

  • Troops prepare to keep steady peace in Sinai

    Nov 27, 2012

    Alongside current tensions and upheavals in the Middle East and northern Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring movements, the peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula continues after more than 30 years. Soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery are deploying to the Sinai for a year as Multinational Force Observers.

  • Dempsey: U.S. must remain engaged with Muslim world

    Sep 17, 2012

    The recent anti-American demonstrations that have occurred in many Muslim countries "demands for us to be more engaged, not less engaged," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today during an aircraft flight from Sibiu, Romania, to Ankara, Turkey.

  • Third Army commander visits Bagram Retrosort Yard

    Sep 16, 2012

    Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks visited the Soldiers of the Bagram Airfield Retrograde Sort Yard in Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2012.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • Soldiers search for shipping containers in Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2012

    Two National Guard Soldiers from the 113th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Kuwait, where they received a unique Afghanistan mission -- locate lost shipping containers.

  • 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.

  • Pittsburgh Army Reserve unit arrives in Kuwait

    Jul 1, 2012

    More than 240 Pittsburgh-based Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 1, 2012, to begin their unit's second overseas deployment.

  • Army Corps of Engineers continues construction in Iraq

    Jun 21, 2012

    Though its construction program is a fraction of what it once was in Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to manage $350 million in projects there.

  • S.C. Army National Guard Soldiers partner with Kuwaiti National Guard

    May 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, became the opposing force for Kuwaiti National Guard mechanized and counter-terrorism troops, May 16, 2012.

  • Training milestone solidifies Kuwait-U.S. partnership

    May 17, 2012

    In a Combined-Arms Live-Fire Exercise at the Udari Range May 8, 2012, units of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Iron Horse) and the Kuwaiti Army's 151st Tank Battalion, 15th Mubarak Armored Brigade, successfully performed a series of maneuvers to stop a simulated invasion force, validating months of training which began soon after the brigade withdrew from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti military holds MEDEVAC exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Third Army and the Kuwait military conducted a joint medical evacuation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 26, 2012.

  • Toby Keith sings for Soldiers in Kuwait during USO tour

    Apr 30, 2012

    Country music superstar and veteran USO entertainer Toby Keith lit up the desert night at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 26, 2012, turning the base into a party on his 10th year of entertaining troops overseas.

  • Hawker Battery mission turns out lights in Kuwait

    Apr 25, 2012

    A two-man team working in a tent here has saved the Army more than $7 million over the past 18 months by charging batteries for re-use.

  • Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States through U.S. government intermediaries, like the Army's Security Assistance Management Directorate.

  • Anniston Army Depot partners to rebuild Saudi tanks

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

  • Air Defense Artillery Soldiers conduct medical training in Kuwait

    Apr 9, 2012

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 5th Air & Missile Defense Regiment Aid Station, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, are conducting Combat Life Saver courses in order for the entire battalion to be qualified in life-saving techniques.

  • SMA visits Third Army Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Third Army Soldiers at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 1, 2012.

  • Last Iraq MRAP loaded for transport to 1st CAV museum

    Mar 27, 2012

    The last mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle to depart Iraq during Operation New Dawn was loaded aboard the Ocean Crescent, March 24, 2012, at Port of Ash Shuaiba, Kuwait, for transport to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program counselors visit Kuwait

    Mar 13, 2012

    In efforts to better prepare Soldiers for life after military service, the Third Army/ARCENT personnel office arranged for three Army Career and Alumni Program counselors to visit Kuwait and help Soldiers transition from active-duty service to civilian life.

  • New Army focus on Pacific doesn't mean abandoning Middle East

    Mar 8, 2012

    While the Army has a new emphasis on the Asia and Pacific region, it doesn't mean the service will be unable to meet obligations in the Middle East -- if need be, said the Army's chief of staff.

  • Last vehicle to depart Iraq headed for 1st Cavalry Division Museum

    Mar 7, 2012

    The last U.S. Army vehicle to drive out of Iraq in December will be preserved in the historical record at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Camp Arifjan honors Bataan Death March heroes

    Mar 5, 2012

    Morale, Welfare, and Recreation center workers organized a 12.5 mile Bataan Memorial Death March at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 1, 2012.

  • Two humanitarian assistance projects complete in Jordan

    Mar 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently oversaw the completion of two health clinics in remote areas of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • Kuwaiti partners visit Bandog ranges

    Mar 2, 2012

    Soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, executed an M4 rifle and an M9 pistol range with their Kuwaiti partner unit, the 43rd Infantry Battalion, Feb. 24, 2012.

  • Training prepares Soldiers for Afghan equipment retrograde mission

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers with the 113th Sustainment Brigade, took part in Redistribution Property Assistance Team skills training in late January at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, to prepare the Soldiers to begin retrograde and property management operations in Afghanistan.

  • Panetta, Dempsey mark end of Iraq mission

    Jan 31, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, to join Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • Sustainment troops in Kuwait equip Ironhorse Brigade

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, began the issue here of brigade combat team equipment to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Ironhorse Brigade, Jan. 3, 2012.

  • Army's 'best kept secret' floats

    Jan 26, 2012

    The 824th Transportation Company, a Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature, it floats.

  • Dental company commander brings lifetime of knowledge

    Jan 26, 2012

    After 21 years away from the Army and retiring from dentistry in the civilian sector, Daniel P. Alston returned to serve in the Army Reserve, and now commands the 143rd Dental Company (Area Support) Forward as a lieutenant colonel.

  • Casting absentee ballot easier than ever

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army Voting Assistance Program is designed to make registration, voting information, materials and assistance readily available to all eligible Army voters. The program seeks to educate eligible voters about the importance of voting and provide every opportunity to register.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade assumes mission in Kuwait

    Jan 2, 2012

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade transferred the logistics mission in Kuwait to the North Carolina Army National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, Dec. 27, 2011, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Panetta concludes Iraq mission, noting service, sacrifice

    Dec 19, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight years of service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • Last brigade leaves Iraq

    Dec 19, 2011

    After the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division drove into Kuwait on the morning of Dec. 18, 2011, Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Third Army, and Kuwaiti border military police closed the gate at Khabari Crossing.

  • 'Welcome home' signals end of war in Iraq

    Dec 15, 2011

    More than 3,000 service members gathered at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 14, to hear President Barack Obama deliver a speech marking the end of the war in Iraq.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Kandahar Airfield

    Dec 15, 2011

    The objective of Secretary of the Army John McHugh's visit to Regional Command (South) and Kandahar Airfield Dec. 14 was to assess the current status of U.S.-Afghan relations in RC(S) and to see military training and facilities.

  • Third Army hosts Guard birthday 5K run

    Dec 14, 2011

    Third Army hosted an Army National Guard Birthday 5K run/walk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 13, 2011. During the event, hundreds of service members and civilians came together to run/walk in celebration of the U.S. Army National Guard's 375th birthday.

  • Mine rollers designed to blow up, save lives

    Dec 12, 2011

    Albert Bacon helps coalition forces in Afghanistan install mine rollers on the front of tactical vehicles. He has traveled across the country providing support to Soldiers and assisting with mine rollers installations.

  • USACE cuts costs, saves resources in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is implementing measures to streamline business processes and save tax-payer dollars. The district is moving out on information technology upgrades, non-tactical vehicle procurement and maintenance improvements, and connection to the Kandahar Airfield electric power network.

  • 401st AFSB continues to support Afghan National Army

    Dec 9, 2011

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade continued its support of the Afghan National Army from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2011, when 90 M1114 vehicles were inspected by Afghan Army Lt. Col. Ibrahim Wardak, liaison officer to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in preparation for final turn over to the ANA.

  • Third Army prepares to meet security agreement

    Dec 9, 2011

    Sustainment Soldiers in Kuwait are working hard to meet the presidential directive to transition troops and equipment from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Agribusiness vet makes village call in Parwan

    Dec 7, 2011

    In the small village of Jabbulsaraj, Afghanistan, the Kentucky Army National Guard Agribusiness Development Team is working to improve the lives of farmers and connect them with their government through simple agricultural projects and outreach.

  • Croatian projects building trust in Afghanistan

    Dec 7, 2011

    Three separate villages in the Balkh province of northern Afghanistan will benefit from projects led by members of the Croatian armed forces.

  • MPs secure routes in Baghdad for last convoys

    Dec 5, 2011

    Paratroopers were on the streets at 5 a.m. to check the route for roadside bombs before Victory Complex transitioned to Iraqi control Friday.

  • Guard's last convoy puts Iraq in rearview mirror

    Dec 5, 2011

    With Operation New Dawn coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • 402nd AFSB to support State Department in Iraq

    Dec 2, 2011

    As U.S. forces leave Iraq, they are moving most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they will hand off some of it to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions.

  • Security: Iraqis stand ready to defend their own

    Dec 1, 2011

    BEGINNING in 2012, Iraqis will be responsible for defending their own borders and air space, and for policing their own people, both inside and outside their cities.

  • Afghan border police compounds near completion

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing construction of the $7.3 million Ala Jirga border police headquarters compound, and the $6.2 million compound in Sallamat, and inspected the sites Nov. 24, 2011, as part of a multipurpose mission.

  • Largest air load ever dropped during OEF lands in Eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 28, 2011

    Soldiers from B Company, 9th Engineer Battalion usually recover water, food, fuel and other classes of supplies from the drop zone, but Nov. 23, 2011, was unlike all others and was the first of its kind in the history of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Air Cav troopers conduct medical seminars with Afghan females

    Nov 27, 2011

    In northern Afghanistan, three female Soldiers assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted medical seminars with Afghan females near the town of Tapagurghan Nov. 16-20, 2011.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Adobe-style builds ensure greater efficiencies in Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2011

    Adobe-style building structures are becoming more commonplace as coalition strategists see them as being better suited for the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Westphal brings 'touch of home' to Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal surprised service members in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving with a taste of home by bringing with him New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and his actress wife, Joanna Garcia Swisher.

  • Third Army, Jordanian army conduct joint training

    Nov 24, 2011

    Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces and U.S. troops recently completed Operation Flexible Saif, a joint exercise between the host nation service members and the U.S. Army Central Command.

  • American Paratroopers bid farewell to Ramadi

    Nov 24, 2011

    Soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, turned over Camp Ramadi to the Iraqi Army, Nov. 15, 2011, and convoyed out of Iraq as part of the drawdown or U.S. forces wrapping up Operation New Dawn.

  • Deadlines to mail Christmas packages approaching

    Nov 23, 2011

    If you want to send cookies or crocheted underwear to your Soldier overseas and have it in his hands before Christmas, the time to drop it in the mail is now -- or at the latest, Dec. 17.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Weather station provides Afghans predictability

    Nov 17, 2011

    The 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, in support of 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), erected a Tactical Meteorological Observing Sensor on the north side of the Salang Pass in Afghanistan.

  • Havoc Soldiers bring excitement to pupils during school aid drop

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers with the 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, distributed roughly 100 pounds of scholastic and hygienic supplies to Afghan children, Nov. 15, 2011.

  • Army tests new water, fuel bladders for airdrop

    Nov 17, 2011

    Army paratroopers completed two test drops Nov. 10, 2011, to certify a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Afghan religious cultural advisors partner with U.S. religious support teams

    Nov 16, 2011

    Religious cultural advisors from the Afghan Air Force and the Afghan National Army met with U.S. Army religious support teams from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, 2011, to further expand an evolving partnership.

  • Panetta, Dempsey: U.S.-Iraq partnership will continue

    Nov 16, 2011

    Iraq and its forces are prepared to cope with the security challenges they will face after U.S. troops withdraw, and the U.S. seeks to continue a relationship with Iraq based on mutual respect and interests, Defense Department leaders told Congress today.

  • First production MSFVs shipped to Afghan National Army

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army took another significant step forward in the strategic withdrawal of combat forces from Afghanistan last week with the shipment of the first 18 production Mobile Strike Force Vehicles to theater.

  • USACE considers new austere standards for construction in Afghanistan

    Nov 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds strong and builds smart. In Afghanistan, building strong and smart means constructing cost-effective facilities that meet the needs of Afghans, and are easy to operate and maintain over the life of the facilities.

  • JIEDDO working to reverse trend for larger IEDs in Afghanistan

    Nov 10, 2011

    The amount of explosives used in improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan is increasing, while at the same time, the number of attacks are at "historic highs."

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Sesame Street launches site to help separated kids

    Nov 9, 2011

    In an effort to relieve confusion and anxiety that children feel during their parent's deployments, the non-profit organization behind television's "Sesame Street" has created a new digital initiative.

  • Last stop for fuel in Iraq: Bulk fuel farm consolidates fuel as drawdown continues

    Nov 8, 2011

    As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq, Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country.

  • Sorting equipment saving money in Iraq drawdown

    Nov 8, 2011

    Materiel redistribution team Soldiers with the1729th Field Support Maintenance Company, Maryland Army National Guard, must figure out what to do with equipment in Iraq as the U.S. continues the drawdown there.

  • Mechanics in Task Force Catamount work with Afghan mechanics

    Nov 3, 2011

    Vehicle mechanics with Combined Task Force Spartan's 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, are contributing to the further development and stability of the Afghan security forces in Kandahar province, by teaching the Afghan army mechanics how to perform their own maintenance and fix their own vehicles.

  • Power of partnership: Iraqis take control of Anbar installations in historic transition

    Nov 3, 2011

    Once known as a breeding ground for insurgents, terrorized by frequent bombings and assassinations, Anbar province is now considered a shining example of the power of partnership.

  • Soldiers of the 156th Military Police detachment lay down the law

    Nov 2, 2011

    The primary objective of the 156th Military Police Detachment, attached to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is to keep law and order in northern Afghanistan.

  • McHugh says balance needed as war draws down

    Nov 2, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh believes that with the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, talented Soldiers will need to be retained while Army infrastructure draws down, and the American people and war fighters need to maintain a connection.

  • 16 coalition personnel killed in Afghanistan attacks

    Nov 1, 2011

    A car bomb smashed into an International Security Assistance Force convoy in Kabul today killing 13 coalition personnel, NATO officials said.

  • Taliban 'against the ropes'

    Oct 31, 2011

    Deployed 1st Infantry Division commanders say Taliban forces in Afghanistan faltering.

  • Military post offices in Iraq to close Nov. 17

    Oct 27, 2011

    Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today.

  • AER increases grants to injured Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    Army Emergency Relief has increased the amount of its grants to wounded warriors evacuated from theater.

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