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  • 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.

  • Stryker battle damage repair facility on task, Soldier focused

    May 1, 2008

    CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar - Posters showing a battle-weary combat Soldier adorn the walls of the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility here. Aca,!A"Remember Ac"a,! everything we do affects this man. He and his buddies will be the first to pay for our mistakes,Aca,!A? the posters warn.

  • Afghan National Army

    May 1, 2008

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

  • Special Forces Soldier Awarded Second Highest Medal For Combat

    May 1, 2008

    A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Bank Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 30 for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Military Working Dog Retires With Handler's Family

    Apr 30, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Success is Not Just Big-Fish Tale

    Apr 30, 2008

    Members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team visited a fish farm south of Baghdad April 26, to assess progress in its development.

  • Sergeant gets Bronze Star for valor for actions during Afghanistan firefight

    Apr 30, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 29, 2008) -- A sergeant with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry was awarded a Bronze Star for valor April 24 at Fire Base Naray in Kunar province for his actions in combat. Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet received his medal from Brig. Gen. Mark Milley, Combined Joint Task Force-101 deputy commanding general for operations, for saving more than a dozen SoldierAca,!a,,cs lives during a combat operation in Kunar province July 27, 2007.

  • Peace, Prosperity, Poultry in Hawr Rajab

    Apr 29, 2008

    Two Iraqi poultry farmers received 3,000 chicks each April 27 in a bid to jump-start their industry in Hawr Rajab, a rural community south of Baghdad.

  • Coalition Forces Help Iraqi Police Hone Skills

    Apr 29, 2008

    A team of motivated and well trained Iraqi Policemen honed their skills and gained more in-depth training from a small group of Soldiers, April 23 at Forward Operating Base Iskan.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 29, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" A Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor was awarded to Army Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron, at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • U.S., Iraqi Women Find Common Ground in Kirkuk

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Inaugural Northern Iraq WomenAca,!a,,cs Conference held at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, brought close to 100 female Iraq and U.S. professionals together to discuss shared cultural issues, April 20.

  • ATXtra - Gen. George Casey Interview

    Apr 28, 2008

    Gail McCabe talks to Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., about the return to 12-month deployments. Tune in for more.

  • Schweinfurt 'Black Lions' earn Silver Stars

    Apr 28, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Octavio Nunez will tell you that he didnAca,!a,,ct do Aca,!A"anything special.Aca,!A? Spc. Jarrod Taylor will insist others deserve the recognition. The crowd gathered at the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry memorials on Ledward Barracks April 22 Aca,!" and the Silver Star medals pinned to both SoldiersAca,!a,,c chests Aca,!" tell another story.

  • Israel's War Drill Offers Lessons for Guard

    Apr 25, 2008

    A first-ever national level civil defense exercise in Israel offered insights the National Guard could apply in the United States.

  • MILCON Special

    Apr 24, 2008

    It's the largest military building boom since 1942 and it directly impacts the Army Family. Reporters across the globe tell this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers story.

  • Community rallies 'round deploying engineers

    Apr 24, 2008

    Community members including nearly three dozen members of the Patriot Guard Riders surrounded the Soldiers of B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion April 19 for an afternoon deployment farewell at Fort Rucker's Lake Tholocco.

  • Redstone Pays Tribute to 'Unique Citizen Soldier'

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. Once he made that call to volunteer, MooreAca,!a,,cs life has become a whirlwind of administrative paperwork, personal arrangements to make sure things are cared for at home and preparations to leave his job temporarily vacant.

  • Civilians Answering Deployment Call

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Petraeus-Odierno Team Nominated to Lead CENTCOM, Iraq

    Apr 24, 2008

    The White House will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently commander of Multinational Force Iraq, to be the next U.S. Central Command commander, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced Wednesday.

  • Army Materiel Command senior chaplain visits Kuwait

    Apr 24, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! The visit had the usual, formal purposes - assess religious support, meet fellow chaplains, gauge morale and spiritual readiness.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • JMRC Falcon Team Uses Air Assets to Train Mentors for War

    Apr 23, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Joint Multinational Readiness Center Observer/Controllers train NATO Operational Mentor Liaison Teams on mentoring the Afghan National Army and liaising with coalition forces in support of ISAF.

  • Military working dog retires with handler's family

    Apr 22, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Mortar platoon fires rounds

    Apr 22, 2008

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad fired mortar tubes April 11 to register their weapons at Joint Security Station Shawra Wa Um Jidir, in east Baghdad.

  • 12-Month Deployments to Reduce Stress, Build Depth

    Apr 21, 2008

    Soldiers can now look forward to less time away from their families as the Army finalizes plans for shortened deployment lengths in support of the war on terror.

  • Medals of Valor Awarded for Sadr City Operation

    Apr 21, 2008

    Multiple improvised-explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and a hail of gunfire greeted Silver LionsAca,!a,,c Soldiers as they conducted route clearance in the southern portion of the Sadr City district of Baghdad April 11.

  • Three Firms to Vie for LOGCAP Services in Theater

    Apr 18, 2008

    Logistics-support services in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan will now be split among three companies: DynCorp, KBR and Fluor Intercontinental Inc.

  • Iraq's Army Emerges From Shadow of Former Self

    Apr 18, 2008

    Iraqi soldiers armed with food, school supplies and a promise to support and protect the people of Sewsenan visit the village April 16.

  • 405th AFSB helps Soldiers prepare for battle

    Apr 18, 2008

    Preparations for war are in full swing in Bamberg, Germany, as several units prepare for upcoming deployments to the Southwest Asia theater of operations. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade is supporting them and other units in the European theater with the brigadeAca,!a,,cs Left Behind Equipment program.

  • DAC showcases equipment designed to support the warfighter

    Apr 17, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) held an Engineering Media Day on March 31 to display equipment designed and developed by DAC engineers. Local and regional media representatives attended along with federal congressional and senate representatives and McAlester Chamber of Commerce members.

  • MNC-I helps Iraqi logistics staff improve capabilities

    Apr 17, 2008

    MNC-I is working to help the Iraqi Forces improve their logistics systems and capabilities

  • Security team competes, builds camaraderie

    Apr 17, 2008

    The MNC-I CSM's PSD team competed in PSD related tasks to bond, boost morale.

  • USACE Haditha Dam

    Apr 15, 2008

    USACE is at work in Iraq improving power generation capabilities. Repairs at Haditha Dam have boosted power to local communities and Baghdad. Kevin Casey reports.

  • 'Flame On!"

    Apr 15, 2008

    Brian Wells, a welder from Anniston Army Depot, Ala., cuts out fire extinguisher mounting plates. The plates will be installed on Army wreckers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Wells is deployed and assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • USACE Repurposes Iraqi Army Fort

    Apr 14, 2008

    USACE turns one of Saddam's 30 year old army forts into a federal penitentiary. This 27 million dollar project employs the local Kurdish population. USACE Correspondent Kevin Casey reports.

  • Servicemembers in Iraq become U.S. citizens: 259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturali

    Apr 12, 2008

    Two-hundred fifty-nine U.S. servicembers serving in Iraq become the United States newest citizens April 12 during a naturalization ceremony in Baghdad.

  • Soldier Body Armor was Tested, General Says

    Apr 11, 2008

    Despite reports to the contrary, the body armor being used by Soldiers today in Iraq has been tested.

  • Formation at Twilight

    Apr 11, 2008

    Like Soldiers at Retreat, M1000 Heavy Equipment Transport Semitrailers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait await darkness - and their next mission; Apr. 10, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Public Affairs

  • Combat Medic

    Apr 11, 2008

    A Soldier's selfless goal to preserve life on an unforgiving battlefield. Sgt. Kim Williams takes us to combat medic training.

  • Vice Chief Addresses Army's Readiness at House Hearing

    Apr 10, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody told Congress Wednesday frequent deployments have affected the ArmyAca,!a,,cs preparedness for the full spectrum of missions, but added Soldiers are making a difference in Iraq due to their determination and resiliency.

  • Fitness center named in honor of fallen hero

    Apr 10, 2008

    A newly-built fitness center on Victory Base Complex was dedicated April 10 in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Paul. R. Smith, a man his peers and seniors said demanded perfection.

  • Flag raised for Naturalization Ceremony

    Apr 10, 2008

    Soldiers raise the garrison flag in the Al Faw Palace rotunda Thursday for a Naturalization Ceremony Saturday.

  • Basra port operations

    Apr 10, 2008

    Slideshow of port in Basra returning to normal operations despite increased violence in the area.

  • Gen. Petraeus: Iraqis Want to Establish National Sovereignty

    Apr 10, 2008

    The Iraqi government wants to establish itself as an independent entity that one day can stand on its own feet without U.S. assistance, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq testified before the House Armed Services Committee yesterday.

  • MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent MNC-I Surgeons' Conference which discussed ways to improve healthcare in Iraq for both Iraqis and coalition forces

  • No matter where you go, beauty follows

    Apr 10, 2008

    Soldier commentary on finding the good things in life even when deployed to Iraq.

  • Pagan group dispels rumors via open circle

    Apr 10, 2008

    Feature story on Paganism in the military.

  • MNC-I holds infrastructure, energy conference

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent infrastructure and energy conference held by MNC-I to discuss the future reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

  • Tradewinds 2008 AAR

    Apr 9, 2008

    Lieutenant General Glenn Spears, commander of the United States Southern Command takes questions during the Tradewinds 2008 After Action Review Aca,!A"The Way AheadAca,!A? presented by the Dominican Armed Forces and MARFORSOUTH as Major General Nelson Marmolejos looks on in ernest.

  • Iraq Security Situation Improved But Still Fragile

    Apr 9, 2008

    Last year's surge of U.S. troops into Iraq has helped tamp down violence and improve security there, but the situation remains fragile, the top U.S. military and diplomatic officials in Iraq testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee here today.

  • Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Testify

    Apr 8, 2008

    The Commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq, General David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will testify on Capitol Hill this morning.

  • Gen. Petraeus Testifies to Congress

    Apr 8, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of Multi-National Force Iraq, testifies to Congress on situation on the ground in Iraq and says progress is being made.

  • Gimlets Work to Flush Terror Out of Sadr City

    Apr 8, 2008

    Days after intense fighting and the call to peace from Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr March 30, Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers patrol the outskirts of BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Sadr City, ensuring the safety of the cityAca,!a,,cs residents.

  • One on One - Maj. Gen. Robert Cone

    Apr 8, 2008

    In this episode of One on One, SRTV's Gail McCabe interviews Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, Commander of Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Cone elaborates on encouraging Afghans to assume more responsibility for rebuilding and stabilizing the country. Tune in for more...

  • One on One - Maj. Gen. Jay Hood

    Apr 8, 2008

    SRTV's Gail McCabe interviews Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, Commanding General, 1st Army Div. East, on how training will improve the future of Afghanistan. Tune in for more...

  • Iraqi Security Forces Managing Recent Violence in Sadr City

    Apr 7, 2008

    Even though the violence in Sadr City has recently risen, Iraqi Security Forces have increased their support for the residents living in the area.

  • Soldiers show support for sick children

    Apr 6, 2008

    Victory Base Complex soldiers show their support for children suffering with cancer and through chemotherapy.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Iraqi officers visit Anniston and Red River Army depots

    Apr 4, 2008

    Seven Iraqi Army officers-two generals, four colonels, a major and two translators-visited the Red River and Anniston Army depots during the last week of March to observe maintenance operations and see how depots function.

  • Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander

    Apr 4, 2008

  • Raid in Mosul

    Apr 3, 2008

    Northern IraqAca,!" 2nd Iraqi Army Division Soldiers clear a building during a combined operation with U.S. Special Forces near Mosul March 29.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Pay Tribute to Fallen Comrades

    Apr 3, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJTF-82 Public Affairs, Apr. 2, 2008) Aca,!" Early Thursday morning the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan honored two fallen comrades in a memorial ceremony.

  • Raven takes flight, Eagle comes to roost

    Apr 3, 2008

    Task Force Eagle takes over for Task Force Raven for the Garrison mission at Multi-National Corps - Iraq.

  • Running for a cause - Special Olympics Torch Run comes to Camp Victory

    Apr 3, 2008

    Special Olympics Torch Run was conducted around Z Lake at Camp Liberty March 30.

  • Equipment Training Improves Iraqi Army healthcare

    Apr 3, 2008

    U.S. Army teaches Iraqi Army how to use their oxygen conversion systems to provide medical grade oxygen for patient care.

  • Aviators Take on Insurgents in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2008

    AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crews engaged more insurgents in Iraq during the final days of March than in the previous three months combined, according to Task Force XII officials.

  • Organization Leads Fight Against IEDs

    Apr 1, 2008

    If America allows the improvised-explosive device to control its strategic decisions, it will become the weapon of choice for all of AmericaAca,!a,,cs enemies, according to the director of the organization charged with its defeat.

  • MRAP Kits Completed in Record Time

    Mar 28, 2008

    To meet a critical warfighter need, Tobyhanna produced a month's worth of kits in just nine days.

  • SDDC Ships 2000th MRAP to Theater

    Mar 28, 2008

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers MOUT Sites

    Mar 28, 2008

    United States Army Corps of Engineers is heading up the largest military construction effort since 1942. This impacts Army readiness with cutting-edge training grounds. Jay Field reports.

  • Austin Conducts Battlefield Circulation

    Mar 28, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin, commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq conducts battlefield circulation in Iraq; awards soldier Bronze Star.

  • Victory Celebrates Contributions of Women

    Mar 27, 2008

    Women's History Month celebration in Iraq with Multi-National Corps - Iraq.

  • Officer Remembers Fallen Friend

    Mar 27, 2008

    Commentary about fallen female officer who set the example and led from the front.

  • Army Dentists Offer Guidance to Iraqi Counterparts

    Mar 27, 2008

    Army dentists give lectures to help Iraqi dentists become more proficient in current technologies and procedures.

  • Waging War on Stress

    Mar 27, 2008

    MNC-I offers many mental health services to soldiers to help them during their deployment.

  • Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq, is presented with one

    Mar 26, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq gets coin.

  • PDHRA Screens 320,000th Soldier

    Mar 24, 2008

    This month the Army screened its 320,000th Soldier as part of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program.

  • ARL researchers lead next generation helmet development

    Mar 24, 2008

    A team of investigators from the Army Research Laboratory has recently developed a new process for making helmets that will provide up to 20-25 percent more ballistic protection than previous models. The process fabricates ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, or UHMWPE, and other materials into near-net formed, highly compressed helmets.

  • 25th Annual Soldier Show to Give Taste of Baghdad

    Mar 24, 2008

    The cast and crew of the U.S. Army Soldier Show will emphasize their working motto of Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? in a simulated deployed setting to celebrate the showAca,!a,,cs 25th anniversary, which will open April 11 at the Wallace Theater here.

  • Soldiers Trying New Protective Vests in Baghdad

    Mar 24, 2008

    After stomping around for a few days with the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers came back with mixed reviews for the new tactical gear.

  • Iraqi Boys' High School

    Mar 24, 2008

    USACE is supporting Iraqi managed construction across the country, construction for up and coming leaders. Kevin Casey reports.

  • Vice President Cheney Presents Silver Star

    Mar 21, 2008

    Vice President Dick Cheney presented the Silver Star to Spc. Monica Brown, Thursday, in Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi Police Academy

    Mar 21, 2008

    U.S. Troops help instruct Iraqi Police in basic skills like handcuffing and defense strategy during training at the Iraqi Police Academy.

  • 2nd Woman Since WWII Gets Silver Star

    Mar 21, 2008

    The second female Soldier since World War II was awarded a Silver Star Thursday for her gallant actions during combat in Afghanistan last year.

  • Picatinny's Excalibur round debuts in Afghanistan

    Mar 20, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" For the first time in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers test-fired a 155 mm global-positioning-system-guided Excalibur artillery round fired from an M777A2 lightweight howitzer.

  • Bush on 5 Years: Removing Saddam Right Decision

    Mar 19, 2008

    Five years ago, March 20, American forces marched into Iraq to liberate that nation. Today, President George W. Bush says the decision was the right one.

  • Soldiers have reason to breathe easy

    Mar 19, 2008

    Article on air quality in Iraq and current practices to keep the air clean.

  • Senior enlisted leader addresses soldier concerns in Iraq

    Mar 19, 2008

    Photos and story from the Sgt. Maj. of the Army's visit to Camp Victory, Iraq March 17. He addressed Soldier concerns and the progress being made in Iraq.

  • 260 Returning Iraqi Families Receive Aid

    Mar 18, 2008

    Waving their flags of peace, members of the Mamouri and Khazraj tribes walked toward the Gharani tribe, led by Sheikh Muhammed.

  • USACE Projects in Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2008

    Corps of Engineers is managing more than two billion dollars in new construction in Afghanistan.

  • USACE School Yousefia

    Mar 18, 2008

    USACE is at work on the largest construction program in Iraq since World War II. The building impacts the country's most precious resource, it's children. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Exercise tests Army War College students to think, act under pressure

    Mar 17, 2008

  • Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Soldier of Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Dragon, Fort Bragg, N.C., provide convoy security for select servicemember and civilian passengers traveling through Baghdad.

  • PRT Training

    Mar 17, 2008

    At Fort Bragg, Afghanistan is the focus of a larger-than-life training exercise. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Operation MySpace

    Mar 14, 2008

    Operation MySpace brought 5,000 troops together in the Kuwaiti desert this week for a jam-packed concert.

  • Soldiers complete urban combat training

    Mar 13, 2008

    About 120 permanent-party Soldiers from the 1st Aviation Brigade completed a Aca,!A"round robinAca,!A? training event March 1.

  • "I've Been Everywhere" Video

    Mar 13, 2008

    A unique Iraq twist to Johnny Cash's popular "I've Been Everywhere" song. Features the 1st Cavalry Division in their deployment to Iraq in 2006-2008.

  • Torture House Taken Out

    Mar 13, 2008

    A tactical strike team takes out a torture house in Iraq.

  • Jessica Simpson Joins the Army

    Mar 12, 2008

    Singer-actress Jessica Simpson may not be a major movie star yet, but troops in Kuwait flocked to see her latest film, Aca,!A"Major Movie Star,Aca,!A? when a free screening was offered Monday at Camp Buehring.

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