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  • 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.

  • 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.