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  • Hip-hop rapper visits Long Knife Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2008

    COB Adder, IraqAca,!"Rapper Baby Bash visited Contingency Operating Base Adder Sept. 9. He performed some of his hit songs, then signed autographs and took pictures with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers.

  • Married couples find deployment easier as Long Knives

    Sep 10, 2008

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The first time Staff Sgt. Tonga Rose and her husband, Sgt. First Class Marcus Rose, deployed to Iraq in 2003, they were separated by approximately 80 miles. Tonga was stationed at Camp Taji; Marcus was near Tikrit.

  • Soldiers deliver school supplies to Afghan villages

    Sep 8, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" Task Force Gladiator, together with the Afghan National Police and a contracted construction and supply company, delivered 75 desks, 10 chalk boards and 150 sets of school supplies to the villages of Jurghati, Hasanzi and Shawo Katay in the Kohi Sofi district of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Parwan province Aug. 26.

  • Out of storage in Qatar, into the fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! Operational and environmental conditions in Afghanistan place heavy loads on not just Soldiers, but also the combat and tactical vehicles used to transport people and equipment around the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations.

  • 'Currahee' BLST makes a difference at FOB Sharana

    Sep 5, 2008

    An article describing a Brigade Logistic Support Team's operation at a remote Forward Operating Base, as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Currahee BLST supports Task Force Currahee of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from FOB Sharana and FOB Salerno.

  • Deployed civilians aid Soldiers in global war on terror

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Lost in the mass of Army Combat Uniform-clothed Soldiers downrange, one can also find Department of Defense (DoD) civilians deployed right alongside those Soldiers.

  • Black Hawk pilot speaks out on Iraq commitment

    Aug 28, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Black Hawk DownAca,!A? pilot, who is the only survivor of a helicopter crash in Somalia nearly 15 years ago during the Battle of Mogadishu, told a group of contract managers that the U.S. has accomplished too much in Iraq to pull out before achieving mission success.

  • Conference focuses on Iraqi Security Forces' future

    Aug 28, 2008

    Leaders from Task Force Mountain, Multinational Corps - Iraq and units working with Iraqi Security Forces met with Iraqi Army commanders for a one-day conference Aug. 20.

  • Special Delivery

    Aug 28, 2008

    Troops in the harsh Afghanistan terrain look to the sky for supplies.

  • Engineers bridge gaps on major Afghan highway

    Aug 28, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2008 Aca,!" Members of the Australian Reconstruction Task Force and Task Force CastleAca,!a,,cs 420th Engineer Brigade completed the emplacement of two Mabey Johnson bridges near Andar and Moqur in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Pool re-opening symbolizes return to normalcy

    Aug 28, 2008

    BEIDA, Iraq, Aug. 27, 2008 Aca,!" In what was once a recruiting hotbed for terrorist and illegal militia elements in northern Baghdad, community leaders gathered to celebrate the grand reopening of a pool complex that now serves as a spot of relief for residents.

  • Freedom Rest

    Aug 27, 2008

    Soldiers get some much deserved R&R at this resort in Baghdad.

  • Aviation Battalion lives up to its name; proves 'ready' for any mission

    Aug 27, 2008

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (Aug, 25, 2008) Aca,!" If ever there was an organization that has had to live up to a nickname, itAca,!a,,cs the 5th General Support Aviation Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment led Aca,!A"Task Force ReadyAca,!A?. The missions they perform fall under the general support umbrella, but include air assaults, VIP support, medical evacuations, cargo, air traffic services and an assortment of air and ground maintenance. TF Ready Commander, Lt. Col. Jack Bone says itAca,!a,,cs more than just a nickname; they really are Aca,!A"readyAca,!A? for anything.

  • Afghan CSM Talks Shop with Top CHPPM NCO

    Aug 25, 2008

    It sounds like a medical NCOAca,!a,,cs professional dream-come-true Aca,!" in the army five years, only 32 years old, and requested by name to be the command sergeant major at army medical headquarters. The senior enlisted medic of the Afghan army is living that dream. And while itAca,!a,,cs not all a proverbial bed of roses, Command Sgt. Maj. Mohammed Shakir Noori finds himself possessed of the rare opportunity to build an organization from the ground up, set training and professional standards for his countryAca,!a,,cs enlisted medical corps, and help make a real difference in the lives of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs civilian population.

  • Airmen earn cavalry combat spurs

    Aug 25, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" Building an Army base from scratch is a difficult task. Just ask the Airmen who completed major construction at Forward Operating Base Garry Owen, the closest American base to the Iraq-Iran border.

  • Iraq Band

    Aug 21, 2008

    In Iraq, five soldiers with a common bond combine to spread their talent throughout the dessert.

  • Grease Monkey project trains IA mechanics

    Aug 21, 2008

    Iraqi and U.S. Army mechanics worked in tandem on Iraqi Army vehicles as part of a three-day project here nicknamed Grease Monkey recently.

  • Soldiers strive to improve conditions for Iraqis

    Aug 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2008 Aca,!" When Army Staff Sgt. David Cox looks at a map of Baghdad and sees the neighborhoods that form a little block in the southern part of the city known as Abu Tshir, he realizes how tenuous a position his platoon and fellow soldiers are in.

  • Artilleryman reenlists for t-shirt

    Aug 19, 2008

    Forget money. Forget choice of duty station. Forget everything but the t-shirt.

  • Iraqi Army participates in Vanguard route clearance class

    Aug 18, 2008

    Iraqi Army Soldiers are participating in the first Vanguard Brigade route clearance course in an effort to improve security in the Babil Province.

  • Civil-military conference unites provinces in capacity building efforts

    Aug 18, 2008

    Coalition, provincial and Iraqi leaders from Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center met with U.S. Embassy and Department of Defense representatives for the first ever Civil-Military Coordination Conference here Aug. 11-13, to promote economic growth in Iraq.

  • Kirkuk Police Academy trains women in Northeastern Iraq

    Aug 18, 2008

    KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2008 Aca,!" Thirty-seven Iraqi women attended their first day of training Aug. 16, at the Kirkuk Police Academy in northeastern Iraq. Officials said itAca,!a,,cs been a year since the academy has seen any women recruits, and a class of this size is unprecedented.

  • Amarah police gain officers, confidence

    Aug 15, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" Iraqi men waited in line outside AmarahAca,!a,,cs Iraqi Police station anxious to join the ranks of the IP. A look of pride and determination on their faces, the candidates clutched their applications like lottery tickets in hopes of becoming one of the newest recruits.

  • Iraqi journalists participate in media training

    Aug 15, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Twenty-one Iraqi journalists gathered at Combat Outpost Six near Samawah to participate in a media training developed and executed by the Muthana Provincial Reconstruction Team Aug. 7.

  • Iraqi army confident in ability to defend

    Aug 15, 2008

    Iraqis taking care of Iraqis -- this is the shape of things to come here. Garnering the trust and cooperation of the Iraqi people, Iraqi Army battalions near the oil-rich town of Bayji, have made the turn. No longer is the burgeoning Iraqi Army being coddled by their American counterparts. Rather, according to Military Transition Team Soldiers of the 1st Battlaion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Iraq's defenders are confident, determined and capable of securing its citizens.

  • UAVs role key ingredient to success in Iraq

    Aug 15, 2008

    Today, more than ever before, the UAV has become an imperative asset for troops on the ground. This is especially true for Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, who conduct daily missions in and around the Iraqi capital.

  • Soldiers in Iraq unite with families through reading

    Aug 14, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2008 Aca,!" As deployments have remained consistent for Soldiers and family members of the 4th Infantry Division, separation has been commonplace. To aid in strengthening the separated familiesAca,!a,,c relationships, the nonprofit United through Reading program promotes the Aca,!A"read aloudAca,!A? experience for separated families.

  • Middle Eastern Artillery officers travel to Fort Sill for symposium

    Aug 14, 2008

    The meeting was supposed to get no publicity. The presence of the senior foreign officers was to be released only on a Aca,!A"need to knowAca,!A? basis. Unfortunately for security officers, it was impossible to hide a group of Middle Eastern officers, dressed in their countryAca,!a,,cs uniforms, from the people of Fort Sill and Lawton, Okla.

  • 'Kips Bay' air assault brings security to Al Betra

    Aug 13, 2008

    Iraqi Army and Rakkasan Soldiers executed Operation Kips Bay, an air assault to establish a solid IA presence in Al Betra in the early morning hours Aug. 8.

  • National Guard, British Soldiers aid Afghans

    Aug 13, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2008 Aca,!" More than 1,000 residents of Ud Kheil village here were treated by Afghan medical staff and received medicine, vitamins and personal items through a joint assistance operation conducted by New York Army National Guard, Afghan and British soldiers Aug. 7.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • From those who served before us: Commander led first CONUS-based ADA Soldiers into desert

    Aug 11, 2008

    In early August of 1990, Capt. Joseph P. DeAntona, commander of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, was busily preparing his unit to test the precision and lethality of the Patriot missile, which had only been used in anti-aircraft situations up until then. Instead, he was informed the testing of the system would be conducted in real-life scenarios in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm.

  • Tuning in to Kala Gush Radio

    Aug 11, 2008

    With steady hands, Mohibullah, a broadcaster for Kala Gush Radio, held his cell phone up to a microphone to pick up the voice of a local Afghan, who was calling in to make a request. Out his window the purple mountains stood tall against two small connexes that house the station.

  • MNC-I commander reenlists Long Knives

    Aug 8, 2008

  • Cooks work long hours to feed troops

    Aug 8, 2008

    FOB GARRY OWEN, Iraq Aca,!" A small band of cooks start working before the crack of dawn and work until long after the sun sets. Their mission is to make sure all 1,000 Soldiers attached to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavarly Division, Long Knife Brigade receive three meals a day.

  • Task Force Anzio changes hands in Kandahar

    Aug 8, 2008

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Col. Ralph W. Haddock took over command of the U.S. National Command Element (Task Force Anzio) from U.S. Army Col. Arthur P. Crowder during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 6. Task Force Anzio provides operational oversight as well as logistical and administrative support to two Provincial Reconstruction Teams, one infantry company from 1-4 Infantry Battalion, as well as the 189th Combat Service and Support Battalion. Task Force Anzio is also charged with carrying out the base operations mission to support all U.S. forces at Kandahar Air Field.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns State Department Award

    Aug 8, 2008

    An Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has been awarded the Department of StateAca,!a,,cs prestigious Superior Honor Award, Aug. 5, 2008, at Meadows Parade Field here. Capt. Laura Peters, a brigade liaison officer for a provincial reconstruction team in Iraq, was honored for conducting exemplary Civil Affairs actions and interagency operations in Samara and Tikrit while working concurrently with the Department of State. Only a few of military personnel have been awarded the SHA.

  • Unsafe electrical practices can lead to devastating results

    Aug 8, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Electricity: hard to imagine a world without it. With it, however, comes a responsibility to handle it properly in order to prevent accidents that can occur from shock, electrocution and fires. Recent reports highlighting the electrical deaths of 16 servicemembers in Iraq have brought heightened awareness to the risk electricity poses in theater, and senior leaders are stressing the importance of safety in its regard.

  • Long Knives help open new dining facility

    Aug 5, 2008

    Attendees at the grand opening of Camp AdderAca,!a,,cs newest dining facility, Heroes D-FAC, unveil its new sign during a ceremony July 29. Linda Logan, a KBR employee, won a contest to name the facility..

  • SDDC's first Lean Six Sigma project completed

    Aug 4, 2008

    A Lean Six Sigma project team from the 1182nd Transportation Terminal Battalion completed the first LSS project for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command July 1.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • Recalled physic teacher flying MEDEVAC's

    Jul 30, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" One day, Donald Crider was teaching high school physics in Seattle; The next, heAca,!Eoes assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Long Knife Brigade, tasked with the mission to fly helicopters in southeastern Iraq.

  • Leisure activities around the MND-C

    Jul 29, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers understand the necessity of long hours and endless days of work while deployed. They understand discipline; they understand sacrifice. Soldiers can comprehend their purpose here and a focus on the greater good.

  • MND-C sergeants major meet

    Jul 29, 2008

    Major General Michael Oates, MND-C and 10th Mountain Division commanding general, opened the conference speaking to the sergeants major about their importance to the Army and impact on younger Soldiers.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Blue Platoon Forms Band of Brothers

    Jul 28, 2008

    With the sun rising in the background, Soldiers gather around each other, get down on a knee and begin their prayer. A tradition for the Soldiers, the prayer is said by someone new before the group heads out on a convoy mission into Baqubah, Iraq. They ask for safety and security so they can properly conduct their mission, and bring the Army one step closer to its goal -- provide a safe and secure nation for the people of Iraq.

  • ISF guards borders with Long Knives assistance

    Jul 28, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" Iraqi Security Forces are working with Coalition forces to interdict criminals and smugglers at the border near Amarah. Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division continue to build their relationship with ISF and follow their lead in securing the border.

  • Sheikh meeting unites leaders

    Jul 28, 2008

    SAMAWA, Iraq Aca,!" More than 500 Islamic tribal leaders gathered in Samawa to discuss upcoming Iraqi elections and issues affecting their tribes July 16.

  • The dirt behind Iraq's dust storms

    Jul 27, 2008

    It gets in the hair, eyes and even the lungs. It piles up quickly on everything in sight, and it can even have an effect on day-to-day operations. The Aca,!Eoeit,Aca,!a,,c is dust, and Iraq is its breeding ground. When conditions are right, or wrong, that dust can become the monster that is known as the dust storm.

  • Infantryman rejoins Army to lead combat troops

    Jul 23, 2008

    When Sgt. Victor Faggiano was growing up in Manchester, N.H., he always knew the military was the choice for him in life.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Electronic library kiosk bound for Iraq

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Camp Victory in Iraq is nearly 2,000 miles from the nearest Army Library in Europe. But soldiers deployed at the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport will soon have access to a broad spectrum of such resources via an e-Branch kiosk.

  • Najaf Airport provides travel, economic boost to southern provinces

    Jul 22, 2008

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki stepped off the first plane landing in Najaf International Airport and waved to cheering crowds July 20.

  • Wrangler Brigade Leads in Combat Fashion

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade stationed here are heading out for combat in style these days, with the new Army Combat Shirt added to their combat gear as the latest and greatest uniform addition.

  • Soldier continues Jujitsu training while in Iraq

    Jul 19, 2008

    Sergeant Scott Sperling has been fighting in Brazilian Jujitsu since 2005, and now, he trains with fellow service members in the basement of the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center Headquarters here. Sperling, a lightweight from Rochester, N.Y., says he keeps training for a simple reason.

  • Georgian Ministry of Defence visits MND-C

    Jul 19, 2008

    Major General Michael Oates, commander of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center and the 10th Mountain Division, greets Honorable Batu Kutelia, Georgian first deputy ministry of defence, during KuteliaAca,!a,,cs visit to Camp Victory July 17.

  • Baghdad Patrol

    Jul 17, 2008

    In Iraq, Navy journalist Aaron Hubner met up with coalition forces as they swept the streets.

  • Bradley Mechanics Keep Missions on Track

    Jul 17, 2008

    COMBAT OUTPOST SUMMERS, Iraq (AFPS, July 16, 2008) Aca,!" On a sweltering hot July morning, the Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, are hard at work on two of the company's Bradley fighting vehicles.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Long Knives take over for 82nd Airborne

    Jul 16, 2008

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!"

  • Coalition forces provide medical care in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

    Jul 16, 2008

    Coalition personnel provided medical care to local citizens in Musa Qaleh District, Helmand Province.

  • AMC father-son team reflect on deployment, supporting Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Army's largest civilian employer, is home to two men who've made keeping American troops in the fight a family affair.

  • Career Impact

    Jul 16, 2008

    Ensuring stability is the driving force behind the massive construction effort in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe introduces us to an Army civilian who has built his career with quality construction.

  • Lyons' Lessons

    Jul 15, 2008

    Military engineers are helping to rebuild Afghanistan from the ground up. Gail McCabe introduces us to one Soldier who sees Afghanistan as one of the best classrooms she's ever been.

  • Herat Butter

    Jul 15, 2008

    Good techniques are key in reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, especially 'buttering.'

  • Former NSRDEC Soldier remembers tragedy, thankful to be alive

    Jul 15, 2008

    LANDSTUHL, Germany Aca,!" Thousands of miles from their small patrol base in Iraq, 1st Sgt. Rick Haddad and Spc. Justin Donnelly reunited Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • Missing 10th Mountain Soldiers recovered, returned home after determined search

    Jul 15, 2008

    Coalition forces recovered the remains and equipment of Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez, of Lawrence, Mass., and Spc. Byron Fouty, of Waterford, Mich., west of Jurf As Sukhr on July 8, 2008, led to the site by one of the men who buried them.

  • Gen. Oates visits Long Knife Brigade

    Jul 14, 2008

  • Soldiers refresh medical skills at simulation training center

    Jul 14, 2008

    COB ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Members of Company C., 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently completed training at the Medical Simulation Training Center in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Long Knives jump onto paratroopers' successes

    Jul 14, 2008

    MUTHANNA, Iraq Aca,!" Military leaders and members of the Muthanna Provincial Reconstruction Team met with local mayors and tribal sheikhs at the Joint Security Site near Combat Outpost Six.

  • TACOM LCMC resets mobile parts hospital slated for use in Iraq

    Jul 14, 2008

    The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command held a ceremony June 25 at Ultra Tech Machinery Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to recognize completion of the first reset Mobile Parts Hospital module slated to be used in Iraq.

  • Iraqis take lead in Operation Awakening Eyes II

    Jul 14, 2008

    About 600 Iraqi Soldiers conducted a series of raids to disrupt insurgent activity within the Golden Hills region south of Baghdad Thursday.

  • Changes shuffle units in Aviation Task Force in Iraq

    Jul 14, 2008

    Since the Soldiers in Task Force XII and Task Force 49 arrived in Iraq, their deployments have been a bit different from those of most aviation brigades. The intertwining relationship between these two headquarters is a byproduct of the drawdown of troops brought in during last yearAca,!a,,cs surge.

  • Leaders in Iraq discuss stability, growth

    Jul 13, 2008

    One month Aca,!A"boots on the groundAca,!A? is not enough time to reshape an army or transform a country. It is, however, long enough to show Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, Multi-National Division -- Center commander, a country heading in the right direction, with safer communities and committed military leaders.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 7 Aca,!" 13, 2008

    Jul 13, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Helmand Province

    Jul 11, 2008

    In the southern part of Afghanistan, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to build facilities for Afghan Security Forces. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Personal Courage Kept Me Going

    Jul 10, 2008

    Named the 2007 Soldier of the Year by Army Times, Capt. Scott Smiley is a living example of the SoldierAca,!a,,cs creed. Every day, he puts the mission first and refuses to accept defeat. He is disciplined, physically and mentally tough, and proficient in his warrior tasks and drills. He is ready to engage and destroy the enemies of the U.S. He is a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. And, he is blind.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan Speaks

    Jul 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe speaks with the Afghan National Army's Chief of General Staff.

  • An Afghan Drive

    Jul 9, 2008

    A first hand look at Helmand Province in Afghanistan with a National Guard Soldier.

  • Field reps support Soldiers using devices that determines an individual's identity

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot Field Support Representatives (FSR) are providing Soldiers with training, troubleshooting and upgrades for Handheld Interagency Identification Detection Equipment (HIIDE) in Southwest Asia.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions

    Jul 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army's Greatest Inventions awards program which is dedicated to recognizing the best technology solutions for the Soldier. Winners are selected based upon their impact on Army capabilities (breath of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.

  • Tobyhanna supports the troops Aca,!Eoeover thereAca,!a,,c

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna field service representatives deploy to Southwest Asia to support the warfighter.

  • Team makes recommendations for Iraqi agricultural improvements

    Jul 7, 2008

    A team from the Borlaug Institute of Texas A&M University Agricultural Team spent approximately one month with the Vanguard Brigade developing a list of recommendations to improve Iraqi agricultural capabilities.

  • Visiting X-Games athletes experience extreme living -- Soldier style

    Jul 7, 2008

    X-Game athletes, who 'dropped in' June 28 to intensify morale for servicemembers, got their own taste of extreme living when they experienced the life of a Soldier -- Bagram style.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" Week in Photos, June 30 Aca,!" Jul 6, 2008

    Jul 6, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Redstone Arsenal citizen Soldier reenlists in Kuwait

    Jul 5, 2008

    The time was right, and so was the place. Sgt. Robert Ritchie was due to reenlist, and when he heard there was going to be a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Independence Day, he decided it was time to raise his right hand one more time.

  • 10th Mountain Division patch ceremony highlights

    Jul 5, 2008

    10th Mountain Division patch ceremony photos July 4.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers reenlist while serving in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Serving his country for only three years thus far, Spc. Jeremy Giddings, of Watertown, N.Y., also had an important decision ahead of him.

  • Husband and wife reenlist during mass reenlistment

    Jul 4, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Stability and benefits are two of the many reasons Soldiers serving in Iraq elected to stay in the Army July 4, during the largest reenlistment ceremony of deployed Soldiers the Iraq theater has seen at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory.

  • 1,215 servicemembers re-up in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Servicemembers from all over Iraq gathered in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory, Baghdad, to re-enlist and celebrate Independence Day.

  • Free bird

    Jul 4, 2008

    As the sun rises, July 4, 2008, a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter provides aerial coverage of the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, "Peachtree" 10K Run/Walk. More than 1,100 runners from the Camp Arifjan community took part in the 5 a.m. race, which is one of several satellite races of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution event conducted by the Atlanta Track Club. Nearly 2,000 servicemembers were expected to participate in the races at various camps in the Middle East.

  • 402nd AFSB commander's conference builds competence, camaraderie

    Jul 3, 2008

    Communication is the key when it comes to running a highly efficient unit, especially when that unit is spread out over thousands of square miles. Despite the logistical challenges faced on the battlefield, more than 40 key leaders from locations throughout the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade area of operations gathered June 5 Aca,!" 6 for a face-to-face commanderAca,!a,,cs conference hosted by Brigade Commander Col. Robert P. Sullivan.

  • Abizaid Challenges

    Jul 2, 2008

    He no longer wears the uniform, but remains one of the pre-eminent military experts on the middle east. Gail McCabe talks to former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Retired Gen. John Abizaid.

  • Qatar-based 'Readiness Battalion' changes hands

    Jul 2, 2008

    Camp As Sayliyah, QATAR Ac"a,! Aca,!A"Readiness Six, signing off the net Aca,!" Army Strong,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Maxine C. Girard.With those words she bade farewell to the Soldiers, Army civilians, contractors and other guests who gathered here to watch as she relinquished command of the unit she had led since July 13, 2006.

  • Four brigades tapped for Iraq rotation

    Jul 1, 2008

    The Department of Defense announced Monday that four brigade combat teams will rotate to Iraq early next year.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators moving to new duty locations in Iraq

    Jul 1, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (July 1, 2008) -- After seven months of service as Multi-National Division Aca,!" BaghdadAca,!a,,cs aviation brigade, Task Force XII is on the move to other locations and missions in the Operation Iraqi Freedom theater following a relief-in-place with the incoming 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas. TF XII originally formed at Camp Taji in December 2007. The task force is comprised of approximately 700 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, including the brigadeAca,!a,,cs headquarters, most of its 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and a forward logistics element from its 412th Aviation Support Battalion. The CAB originally deployed to Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Balad, Iraq in July 2007.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Week in Photos, June 23 - 29, 2008

    Jul 1, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Sergeant mentors new troops in Iraq

    Jun 30, 2008

    TALLIL, Iraq Aca,!" One of the most challenging things a leader can face during their deployment is maintaining their SoldiersAca,!a,,c readiness for combat.

  • Long Knife Soldier dusts off medical skills

    Jun 30, 2008

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq Aca,!" A military intelligence officer finally got to work where her heart is Aca,!" in the medical community.

  • NATIONAL NEWS HOSTS TOUT ARMY'S MESSAGE THORUGH UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

    Jun 30, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, ESPN's Crawford and Jacobson, and Fox New's Ainsley Earhardt--National News Hosts who Tout Army's Message Through A Unique Experience with the Golden Knights.

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