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  • 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.

  • Combined Patrols Helping Iraqis Assume Baghdad Security

    Jun 4, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers took to the shadows Sunday to provide security overwatch for Iraqi volunteers manning a hasty checkpoint in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Bayaa community.

  • 'Navy gray - desert brown'

    Jun 4, 2008

    A U.S. Navy, MH-60S Night Hawk helicopter awaits the return of its medical crew following delivery of a patient from Camp Buehring, Kuwait to the U.S. Military Hospital at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Col. Daniel Roper

    Jun 3, 2008

    Col. Daniel Roper, the director of the Army and Marine Corps Counter-insurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., sat down in late January with the TRADOC News Service to discuss COIN. At the time of the interview, Roper had recently returned from Iraq and talks about what the Counter-insurgency Center does to train Soldiers and Marines and gives his assessment of how the COIN operation is progressing in Iraq.

  • 'Container handling capability - Northbound'

    Jun 3, 2008

    A new RT-240 'Kalmar' Rough Terrain Container Handler, bound for use in Operation Iraqi Freedom, sits in position on an M1000 Heavy Equipment Transport Semitrailer, Monday, June 3, 2008 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Where Eagles Dare: Chinook Crew Supports Nightime Raid

    Jun 2, 2008

    After months of training, American and Iraqi Special Forces, and American CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache crews all participated in a recent mission here to capture high-value targets in northern Iraq as part of Operation Santa Monica.

  • 10th Mountain Takes Over Iraq's MND-Central

    Jun 2, 2008

    A bright red, white and blue flag with the words Aca,!A"Climb to GloryAca,!A? now flies above Multi- National Division - Center headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of authority from the 3rd Infantry Division to the 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, May 26 Aca,!" June 1, 2008

    Jun 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.

  • 'Under the lights'

    May 31, 2008

    Contract workers with General Dynamics Land Systems work under the lights to remove slat armor from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Combat Vehicles, Friday, May 30, 2008 at a 401st Army Field Support Brigade work area at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. More than 280 4th Brigade SCVs are being 'deslatted' in preparation for retrograde to the U.S. after 15 months of combat duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • AMC, 402nd AFSB colors fly over LSA Anaconda

    May 30, 2008

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Support Activity Anaconda, Iraq, recently held a flag raising ceremony to officially fly the U.S. Army Materiel Command and the brigade flags simultaneously for the first time.

  • Logistic leaders visit Southwest Asia

    May 29, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Several of the Army's senior logisticians completed a Southwest Asia-wide visit to interact with Army Materiel Command Soldiers, civilians and supporting contractors, as well as supported warfighting units, May 28.

  • Language Day at Defense Language Institute

    May 29, 2008

    Language comes alive through cultural displays and colorful stage shows at the Defense Language Institute's Language Day. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Soldiers Get First Look At MRAP

    May 29, 2008

    They're big -- they're bad -- and they're new. The mine resistant ambush protected armored vehicle is the Army's newest improvised-explosive device defense counter measure for Soldiers conducting logistical patrols throughout Multi-National Division -- Baghdad.

  • Iraqi Girl Travels to U.S. in Effort to Repair Vision

    May 27, 2008

    1st Lt. Michael Kendrick visits Taha Naji DeyadAca,!a,,cs house in al-Buaytha, Iraq, and shares breakfast with the family. Today is special: with Kendrick is Lt. Col. Hyun Lee, battalion surgeon from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, who is here to review final preparations for a trip Noor is taking. ItAca,!a,,cs a trip that, if successful, will give Noor the ability to see, something she has never been able to do.

  • Mechanics Build 'Fobbit'

    May 27, 2008

    A group of mechanics in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, rebuild a truck so they can get around the base. They nickname the truck 'Fobbit.' Staff Sgt. Pat Malone reports.

  • Memorial Day Flag Raising at Camp Arifjan

    May 26, 2008

    As the sun rises over protective concrete barriers, Sgt. Randall Etter (left) and Pfc. Ken Gearhart, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Ohio National Guard) lower the flag of the United States to half staff, Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Zone Six Headquarters, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant. In accordance with Army Regulation 600-25, on Memorial Day the flag is to be flown at half staff from reveille until noon, when it will be hoisted to the top of the staff and remain there until retreat.

  • Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Leach Profile

    May 23, 2008

    Jalalabad, Afghanistan helicopter pilots support the troops. Staff Sgt. Pat Malone reports.

  • 401st AFSB plants colors at new home

    May 23, 2008

    At a Mar. 29 ceremony, featuring pastries A-a,!'own in from Wisconsin, and attended by the whole 401st Army Field Support Brigade (Forward) family, including several subordinate and supporting agencies, the ribbon was cut, officially opening the new brigade headquarters. At the very same ceremony, the brigade broke ground for a future expansion to the headquarters that will enhance support capabilities in Afghanistan.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Soldiers Bring Hope to Urs' Last Standing Primary School for Girls

    May 20, 2008

    UR, Iraq - Multi-National-Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers are working with a local headmaster to improve the last standing primary school for girls in a northern Baghdad neighborhood.

  • EOD Battalion Holds Memorial to Honor Fallen

    May 20, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN Aca,!" The 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion held the 3rd Annual Memorial Service to honor their fallen service members Friday.

  • MPs Pause to Remember Fallen Soldier

    May 20, 2008

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Service members gathered at the chapel Friday to honor Army Pfc. Aaron J. Ward, who was killed, May 6, during a combat patrol in western Anbar province, Iraq.

  • Warriors in the Sky

    May 20, 2008

    Kiowa helicopters help decrease violence on the ground in Afghanistan.

  • DoD Announces Grey Wolf Deployment

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced the deployment of eight units to Iraq beginning in late fall and continuing through the end of 2008. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is among those eight according to the May 19 news release.

  • 'Reset' Aims to Standardize Redeployment Services

    May 19, 2008

    Planning for this summerAca,!a,,cs redeployment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Afghanistan, representatives Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza, Schweinfurt and Bamberg met here May 5-7 to develop a standard model to ensure that all redeploying Soldiers and Families receive the same redeployment-related programs and services regardless of their location.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade - week in pictures May 12-18, 2008

    May 18, 2008

    A compilation of "Champion Brigade Photos of the Day" for the week ending May 18, 2008.

  • 20th Engineers: Making Iraq safer for all

    May 17, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort BraggAca,!a,,cs 20th Engineer Brigade (CBT) (ABN) took time May 10 to showcase their capabilities to senior Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq leadership at their headquarters in Balad.

  • From racetrack to Iraq, Heroes race into hearts of servicemembers

    May 17, 2008

    Drag racing idols Clay Millican, Erica Enders, Phil Burkart and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing great Jeremy Mayfield made a pit stop to visit with servicemembers on Victory Base Complex Saturday as part of their Morale, Welfare and Recreation Racing Heroes tour.

  • Medics work 24-7; provide troop medical care

    May 17, 2008

    Task Force 62nd Medical BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 547th Medical Company is ready for any emergency 24 hours-a-day on Camp Victory.

  • New facilities to offer troops better educational services

    May 17, 2008

    Servicemembers give up a lot when they deploy. They lose the ability to see their families each day and the right to many luxuries left back home in the states. But one thing troops should always have the right to is professional development.

  • Cav memorial rededication honors Soldiers' and Families' sacrifices

    May 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" More than five years have passed since a coalition of military forces of roughly 300,000 marched onto Iraqi soil in the invasion that ended Saddam HusseinAca,!a,,cs 24-year rule. As operations in Iraq persist, Soldiers continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their country

  • USASMA Class 58 pays tribute to fallen comrade, colleague at ADA NCO academy

    May 15, 2008

    Senior noncommissioned officers attending the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy unveiled a plaque they dedicated to the Air Defense Artillery Center Noncommissioned Officer Academy May 8 to honor Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, a native of Alexandria, Va., Sergeants Major Course Class 53 graduate, and former commandant at the NCO academy. Blankenbecler, command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct 1, 2003, after being hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades in Samarra, Iraq.

  • 401st AFSB week in photos (20)

    May 15, 2008

    These photos capture the hard work of the Soldiers, Civilians and Contractors of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade stationed in Southwest Asia.

  • USAREUR's top NCO selected for ISAF position

    May 14, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs CSM, has been selected to serve as the International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan CSM.

  • Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan

    May 13, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, Commander of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, discusses what it will take to transform Afghans into a professional security force. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Sergeants Major students celebrate Asian/Pacific heritage

    May 12, 2008

    Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students celebrated Asian/Pacific Heritage Month May 9, 2008, with a Polynesian dance troupe, music and a rousing speech by USAREUR and Seventh Army command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • Countering capability intercepts 100th rocket, mortar in Iraq

    May 9, 2008

    The Army passed a milestone in its continuing efforts to provide a capability to counter the indirect fire threat with the 100th successful intercept of a rocket or mortar round fired at high value Multi-National Corps-Iraq assets in late March.

  • Army-wide effort gets Soldiers to Kosovo

    May 9, 2008

    Approximately 150 Soldiers of the 106th Aviation Regiment, Illinois National Guard, recently deployed to Kosovo as part of the United Nations mandated NATO led peacekeeping force.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    May 9, 2008

    Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, ARCENT, and others' views on the Land Forces Symposium, where differences and similarities are crucial components. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Afghan National Army

    May 7, 2008

    Harnessing the power of the Afghan National Army is key to the country's stability. Gail McCabe reports from Afghanistan.

  • Afghan Infrastructure Update

    May 5, 2008

    Construction of basic infrastructure by the locals will help strengthen national security in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe reports from Kabul.

  • Master Sgt. O'Connor Receives Valor Award

    May 2, 2008

    Master Sgt. O'Connor receives Distinguished Service Cross award for valor in Afghanistan.

  • Security in Zaidon

    May 2, 2008

    Security in Zaidon improves thanks to locals. Gail McCabe has the story.

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