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  • 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.

  • Medical team evaluates healthcare equipment

    Jun 30, 2008

    A Joint Medical Technology Assessment and Review Team is currently in Iraq evaluating the equipment being used at Level III healthcare facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. A Level III healthcare facility is one which is responsible for evacuating patients from supported divisional and nondivisional units and providing resuscitative and hospital care.

  • Comfort food from home feeds motivation

    Jun 30, 2008

    Military dining facilities try their hardest to satisfy the broad tastes of servicemembers, and to keep them motivated. Even though food service providers work really hard itAca,!a,,cs impossible for them to get everything just right. A jar of salsa from my favorite restaurant in New Mexico is sometimes the only thing that motivates me to get through the day.

  • Baghdad Bad Boys beat deployment blues

    Jun 30, 2008

    On Victory Base Complex the local Aca,!EoeBlue Grass BoysAca,!a,,c go by another name, Aca,!A"Baghdad Bad Boys.Aca,!A? Although when they play during the Sunday morning service held at 8:30 a.m. at Hope Chapel they do not refer to themselves as such.

  • Biometrics technology reveals true identities

    Jun 30, 2008

    According to the National Science and Technology Council and Committee on Homeland and National Security, fingerprinting is one of the most reliable and convenient methods used to identify people because of the uniqueness of fingerprints and the ease of obtaining them.

  • Iraq Assistance Group under new command

    Jun 30, 2008

    The Iraq Assistance Group held a change-of-command ceremony at the Joint Visitor Bureau on Camp Victory Friday.

  • Coaliton releases 300 detainees in Iraq

    Jun 27, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, joined Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations) and the 300th Military Police Brigade at a ceremony observing the release of about 300 security detainees.

  • Iraq medevac

    Jun 26, 2008

    When a patrol of Strykers from the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat Team was attacked recently in Iraq, aeromedical evacuation crews from the 3rd Inf. Div.Aca,!a,,cs Combat Aviation Brigade came to the rescue.

  • Turning grief into action

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sergeant 1st Class Vince Jacques dangled upside down with his legs trapped under the dashboard of the Humvee in which heAca,!a,,cd been riding. The vehicle was a mangled mess after running over an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

  • 49ers Coach Visit

    Jun 26, 2008

    49ers head coach Mike Nolan visits troops in Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi army shows great growth in year

    Jun 26, 2008

    The Iraqi army has grown by 60 percent in the last year, and stands now at nearly 180,000 soldiers. The army is also now training its own soldiers, and its effectiveness in combat has allowed it to concentrate more on improving logistics and supply chains.

  • GRENADES: What's all this taping about'

    Jun 25, 2008

    Last year a Soldier lost his arm, and two other Soldiers in his squad suffered serious injuries, when he attempted to un-tape a grenade for turn-in. Yet, every day a Soldier somewhere will tape the safety pin and lever of a freshly issued hand grenade.

  • 'Rough edges'

    Jun 25, 2008

    James Brewer, a mechanic from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas, grinds seal residue from 6.5 liter Humvee engine oil pans during the rebuild process at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Forward Repair Activity, June 23, 2008.

  • Balad Opens Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone Service Center

    Jun 24, 2008

    A ribbon-cutting June 17 opened the Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone, or I-BIZ, Service Center at Joint Base Balad, the first of several initiatives to provide local Iraqi business leaders with opportunities to tap into military contracts.

  • Long Knife Brigade's last main body flight deploys to OIF 08-10

    Jun 23, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas- The last 4th Aca,!A"Long KnifeAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division main body flight took off from Fort Hood, Texas without a hitch this past week carrying its passengers to a 15-month deployment in Iraq.

  • Bagram Hosts Surgeons' Conference

    Jun 23, 2008

    A Regional Command-East surgeons' conference was held at the Jirga Center here, June 18-19, to bring all senior health care leadership in RC-E together, and to discuss current and projected operations that support the military in theatre.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 16 Aca,!" 22, 2008

    Jun 22, 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

  • Seeing the way home

    Jun 22, 2008

    As the Sun sets at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Staff Sgt. Steven Trahan (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Brian May, 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, supervise the offload of a FLU 419 Small Emplacement Excavator, June 20, 2008. The SEE is being prepared for shipment home as the 769th ends its service with the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq.

  • Dust doesn't slow down runners in Iraq

    Jun 21, 2008

    Runners from Victory Base Complex took part in Spring Fling 2008, a 10-Kilometer fun run, at Victory Stage South, June 8.

  • Hook, line and sinker!

    Jun 21, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Douglas W. Anderson, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment,caught this fish at Camp Slayer, Iraq, June 1.

  • Happy Birthday Army!

    Jun 21, 2008

    Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen gathered at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq, June 14 to celebrate the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • Servicemembers bring boy and girl scouting to Iraqi children

    Jun 21, 2008

    Servicemembers have made it their mission to mentor children that live around Victory Base Complex. These servicemembers are using the guidance and knowledge they gained in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to enrich the lives of Iraqi children.

  • MND-C Medical Units Await a Happy Ending for Baby Noor

    Jun 20, 2008

    On June 30 in Boston, Soldiers half a world away will have their thoughts on a year-old baby they helped save

  • 54th Engineers take mission from 479th Engineers

    Jun 20, 2008

    The 479th Engineer Battalion from Watertown, NY., ended it's sucessful Iraq mission during the transfer of authority ceremony with the 54th on June 19

  • U.S. Army Europe bids farewell to its senior enlisted member in Heidelberg ceremony

    Jun 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (June 19, 2008) -- U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer corps bid farewell to their top NCO on behalf of the commandAca,!a,,cs 46,000 Soldiers and their Families during a farewell retreat ceremony here June 18. Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, USAREURAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted member since May 2006, was recently selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan by former USAREUR commanding general and ISAF commander Gen. David McKiernan.

  • TIGER team reaches milestone, motors on

    Jun 20, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! A small team of technicians working in a non-descript warehouse-like building here recently completed its 200th M1 Abrams tank engine Aca,!A"revitalization,Aca,!A? in Kuwait, saving millions of dollars through cost avoidance, while getting these 1500 horsepower turbine power plants back into tanks and back in the fight.

  • Long Knives arrive in Kuwait: 4th Brigade Combat Team continues overseas preparation for Iraq

    Jun 19, 2008

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" There are many thoughts that could possibly run through the mind of a Soldier stepping off an aircraft and setting foot onto a foreign country prior to a deployment. That Soldier could be thinking about family, friends or the mission at hand.

  • Army Turning Trash into Energy in Iraq

    Jun 19, 2008

    A test of the Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery, or TGER, is turning trash into energy at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • 'View from the top'

    Jun 19, 2008

    Heavy mobile equipment mechanic Carl Bess troubleshoots the driver's seat hydraulic assist mechanism for an M1117 Guardian, Armored Security Vehicle, June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's ASV Repair Facility, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Vets Help Donkey Power Drive Iraqi Brick Factory

    Jun 17, 2008

    An industrial complex in Iraq has quadrupled its employment and productivity, and a team from Multinational Division Center is helping the companies keep their labor force healthy. Capt. Rory Carolan, senior veterinarian and agriculture advisor with the 3rd Infantry Division's civil affairs team, and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, treated more than 250 donkeys employed in the absence of motorized vehicles at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.

  • Nurse Finds Rewards through Iraq Service

    Jun 17, 2008

    Capt. Jody BrownAca,!a,,cs barely 5-foot-tall stature easily is dwarfed by the sea of infantrymen. The Army nurseAca,!a,,cs body armor and helmet make her look almost childlike, and her M4 rifle is more than half her size. Brown, a registered nurse, supports the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs units with immunizations and travels to wherever the Soldiers are Aca,!" even outside the wire.

  • Rakkasans, Iraqi Army Conduct Air Assaults

    Jun 17, 2008

    A long tradition of air assaults and a fledgling army are coming together in Iraq.

  • 'Champion Brigade' welcomes new commander, caps week of changes

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 11, 2008) Ac"a,! A week of changes at the top ended here today with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade change of command as Col. Jon K. Buonerba accepted the brigade colors from Brig. Gen. James C. McConville, Deputy Commanding General for Support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Army Sustainment Command battalion in Afghanistan gets new commander

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 10, 2008) Ac"a,! Leadership of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command battalion charged with supporting combined joint task force operations in the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations passed from one experienced leader, trainer and maintainer to another in a ceremony here today.

  • 1-87 Infantry Soldiers play historic game of soccer in Iraq

    Jun 16, 2008

    The pitch: a return to normalcy. The plan: an unorthodox method of extending a gesture of friendship to the citizens of Hawijah. The intent: to demonstrate that coalition forces are in the district to help rebuild. The approach: the most recognized sport in the country Aca,!" soccer.

  • Task Force 134 welcomes new leadership

    Jun 15, 2008

    A change of command ceremony for Task Force 134, detainee operations, was held at Al Faw Palace June 6. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone transferred command to U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Garland P. Wright Jr.

  • "The Unit" cast visits Iraq, finds inspiration

    Jun 15, 2008

  • Soldiers practice freedom of prayer

    Jun 15, 2008

    The Multi-National Corps - Iraq Chaplain's office hosted the annual National Prayer Breakfast at Al Faw Palace May 16.

  • Devastating effects of suicide hurt many

    Jun 15, 2008

    Many people are affected when someone commits suicide. Fellow Soldiers, entire units and that person's family feel the pain and go through the struggle afterwards.

  • Memorial Day importance not lost in Iraq

    Jun 15, 2008

    "We cherish too, the poppy red that grows on fields where valor led. It seems to signal to the skies that blood of heroes never dies."

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, June 9-15

    Jun 15, 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

  • Ceremony, etiquette: making good first impressions on the world from Iraq

    Jun 14, 2008

    A small group of Soldiers is responsible for presenting the Multi-National Corps - Iraq traditions and standards to the world. ProtocolAca,!a,,cs job is to ensure that every general officer and distinguished visitor is shown proper customs and courtesies in the Victory Base Complex area of operations.

  • Running Army Strong on the 233rd Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait celebrates the 233rd Birthday of the U.S. Army by putting 'shoes on the track.'

  • I Realize How Blessed We are to Live in this Country

    Jun 13, 2008

    He got to see his daughter Marie graduate from high school with an advanced diploma. He spent time with his wife vacationing in Tunica, Miss. He enjoyed an afternoon cookout with friends and some good times with his children. And, oh yes, he got in a few winning softball games with his buddies in the Redstone league. Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cox Aca,!" well-known among fellow Soldiers for his unswerving dedication to the Guard, for his athletic skills on the ball field and for his easy, fun-loving nature -- was home on leave recently from a one-year deployment in Kuwait. He returned to his duties in the Middle East on June 7.

  • MRAPs on the move

    Jun 13, 2008

    A strategic partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot and BAE Systems is a proven win-win for Soldiers. Government, industry and the community have achieved milestones building RG33s for the warfighter.

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • Night Vision Helmet Brackets

    Jun 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights Tobyhanna Army Depot's large-scale manufacturing of helmet brackets for the night vision mount assembly. The depot improved the product by making it nearly four times stronger than the current bracket and with the help of Lean Six Sigma, is now making the bracket in under four minutes per part.

  • 'Rendezvous'

    Jun 12, 2008

    101st Airborne Division bandmember sing the division's theme song 'Rendezvous with Destiny' at an Army Field Support Brigade change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Another Stryker variant reset at Anniston

    Jun 11, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Workers here in the Stryker repair facility received another variant of the eight-wheeled vehicle on June 2. Twenty-seven mobile gun systems are being reset to pre-combat condition and modified with upgrades.

  • Women find new opportunities in Arab Jabour

    Jun 10, 2008

    Iraqi women learning skills, trades, breaking into the workforce in Iraq

  • The Chaplain Experience

    Jun 9, 2008

    The Task Force Mountain chaplain describes his role for deployed Soldiers

  • Off-Road Prototype Vehicles Tested in Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2008

    Recently, Soldiers from Combined Task Force Currahee test drove a new vehicle that could help alleviate manoeuvrability constraints in Afghanistan.

  • Team Borlaug arrives at Camp Victory

    Jun 9, 2008

    As Iraq transitions from security to rebuilding, the arrival and integration of the Borlaug Institute of Texas A&M University Agricultural Team will help in developing Iraqi agriculture.

  • 'Teamwork'

    Jun 9, 2008

    In 110 degree temperatures, Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and ITT, Inc., workers team up to load a 'Kalmar' RT-240, Rough Terrain Container Handler for transport to Iraq, June 8, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 2 Aca,!" 8, 2008

    Jun 8, 2008

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

  • New Commander takes over 479th Engineer Battalion in Iraq

    Jun 7, 2008

    Engineer BN change of command

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command accepts first unit, 408th CSB changes hands

    Jun 6, 2008

    Kuwait - A packed house here witnessed the first contracting support brigade change of command since the recent activation of the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

  • MP Soldiers Build Rapport With Iraqi Citizens

    Jun 6, 2008

    Military police exuded a genuine, vested interest for the community as they patrolled the Baghdad neighborhoods surrounding Forward Operating Base Loyalty, May 31.

  • Kuwait team readies Strykers for home, reset

    Jun 6, 2008

    While bands play, flags wave and families rejoice at the return of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to Fort Lewis, Wash., the operation to return home their battle-weary Stryker Combat Vehicles goes on here in Southwest Asia.

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