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  • 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.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs Visits Warhorse Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2008

    Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers Mar. 10 at Fort Carson.

  • Gen. Daniel McNeill Interview

    Mar 11, 2008

    SRTV's Gail McCabe sits down to speak with Gen. Daniel McNeill, Commander, NATO ISAF.

  • Diyala Province

    Mar 11, 2008

    Successful surge operations have chased the enemy in Iraq to the north and south of Baghdad. Gail McCabe reports from the Diyala Province where Al-Qaeda strongholds are being stamped out.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • 1st Cav Cdr: Soldiers Key Ingredient in Deployment's Success

    Mar 11, 2008

    The commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division spotlighted the effects on violence the First-Team led troop surge had on violence in Iraq throughout the divisionAca,!a,,cs recent deployment during an Association of the United States Army chapter meeting here March 5.

  • Aviation Life Support Equipment team takes care of equipment that takes care of pilots

    Mar 11, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Mar. 11, 2008) -- Have you ever been walking and had a small rock get inside your shoe' Remember that sharp, and annoying, discomfort you felt with every step you took' Now imagine having to walk around for hours with that rock in your shoe and not being able to remove it. An aviator can experience a similar type of pain during a mission if a piece of equipment -- such as a flight helmet -- needs to be fixed or just doesnAca,!a,,ct fit properly. The 12th Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs Aviation Life Support Equipment shop is responsible for inspecting and repairing that equipment for aviators in Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate and the advances made to the Unitized Group Ration-Express and the First Strike Ration.

  • Paratrooper Saves French Soldier's Life

    Mar 10, 2008

    Spc. Nicholas Colgin heard the call for Aca,!A"medicAca,!A? and responded by running through sporadic enemy fire to a wounded French soldier. Hospital officials said ColginAca,!a,,cs actions ultimately saved the French soldierAca,!a,,cs life.

  • Excalibur Round Debuts in Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2008

    Soldiers fired the first 155mm GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round in Afghanistan Feb. 25.

  • Soldiers: Key ingredient in deployment's success

    Mar 10, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division painted a portrait of the First TeamAca,!a,,cs recent deployment to Iraq during an Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Central Texas Aca,!" Ford Hood Chapter meeting held at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center March 5.

  • Chaplain assistant jumps into women's history

    Mar 8, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Monica J. Dixon, an Ashville, N.C., native, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chaplain sergeant major, is the first female chaplain assistant to achieve jumpmaster status.

  • Army, State Department Partner on Stability Operations

    Mar 7, 2008

    When it comes to conducting stability operations, a new core mission for Soldiers, the Army wonAca,!a,,ct be going it alone.

  • Army Releases Fifth Mental Health Study

    Mar 7, 2008

    A team of Army behavioral healthcare providers shared findings of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team, known as MHAT-5, with news media Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • TRADOC Soldier pins on Purple Heart

    Mar 7, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Lloyd Maggard of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Protocol Office was presented the Purple Heart today for injuries he suffered in combat during his recent service in Iraq. The presentation was made by Gen. William S. Wallace, TRADOC Commanding General.

  • ROC drill prepares units in Afghanistan for arrival of new MRAPs

    Mar 7, 2008

    To prepare for the upcoming delivery of the new Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, the 401st Army Field Support Brigade-Afghanistan recently conducted a MRAP Rehearsal of Concept fielding drill.

  • Infantry-'Man's' best friend: C-21

    Mar 6, 2008

    Spc. Christopher Stanfield, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, shares his account and experience working in a Stryker unit as well as the dominance of the Stryker in a combat zone.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • MNC-I welcomes Royal Tongan Marines' third contingent to Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" The third contingent of Royal Tongan Marines to deploy to Iraq took security control of the 46,000 square-foot Al-Faw Palace here during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 28.

  • Bagram Airfield Hosts International Women's Day

    Mar 5, 2008

    WomenAca,!a,,cs history month kicked off with a celebration of International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day here March 3. International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day is an official holiday held every March 8 in 23 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to commemorate the economic, political and social struggles and achievements of women worldwide.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • 1-402nd AFSB civilians in Iraq become combat lifesavers

    Feb 29, 2008

    LSA ANACONDA, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2008 - If you look at the current population of American personnel in Iraq, you would see there is nearly a one-to-one ratio between military and civilian, according to Sgt. 1st Class Eric Woodrum, Task Force 62nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion Jameson Combat Medical Training Center noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • AMC employee among first awarded SecDef Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Feb 28, 2008

    Fifteen Department of Defense civilians became the first recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism during a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 26.

  • Combat medic fights his way to All-Army Boxing Championship

    Feb 28, 2008

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq (Feb. 28, 2008) -- Pound for pound, Spc. Adrian Orrostieta is now one of the best boxers in the Army. Just a few months ago Orrostieta was bandaging wounds and stabilizing sprains for Soldiers in Iraq as a combat medic in the 12th Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 412th Aviation Support Battalion. Now he is now considered the best boxer in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 141-pound weight class after winning his matches in the 2008 All-Army Boxing Championships at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in January. Aca,!A"Winning All-Army was a great experience, and an eye-opener for the skill level that I have,Aca,!A? said Orrostieta.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Bastogne Cav Company "Rock" Solid

    Feb 27, 2008

    Story and photos of recent Operation with troops from 1st BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

  • Bastogne Spartans Clean Up Tikrit

    Feb 27, 2008

    story on first Special Troops Battalion to control significant battlespace in Iraq with photos of recent operation conducted by 1st STB, 1st BCT, 101st ABN. DIV. (AA)

  • El SavadorAca,!a,,cs CuscatlAfA!n Battalion welcomes its newest rotation

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- The soldiers of the El Salvadorian army wrote a song Aca,!" one about the changing of uniforms from woodland to desert camouflage upon deploying and becoming a part of the esteemed, 280-man CuscatlAfA!n Battalion. On Feb. 22, the newest group of soldiers to be in the battalion had that opportunity when they took the lead as the 10th rotation, CuscatlAfA!n Battalion, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta.

  • Arizona National Guard Rescues U.S. Senators

    Feb 27, 2008

    When a helicopter carrying three senior U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing Feb. 23 in the mountains of Afghanistan due to blizzard conditions, Soldiers of the Arizona National Guard's 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry responded.

  • Iron Rakkasans recover more caches

    Feb 25, 2008

    Local citizens gave information to Iraqi Army and U.S. Soldiers that removed hazardous materials off the streets near Janabi Village and Qarghuli Feb. 22.

  • Back to Iraq / Lifting Spirits at Camp Taji

    Feb 25, 2008

    Medically retired Soldiers want to go back to Iraq; Unique Soldiers lifts spirits at Camp Taji.

  • IED Counter Operations

    Feb 25, 2008

    Troops in Afghanistan take to the hills of the Korengal Valley to search out insurgent hiding spots.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems patrol skies over Iraq

    Feb 22, 2008

    Despite their size, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles play a large role in the Global War on Terrorism. The UAVs of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Platoon, 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas, are continually flying over the skies of northern Iraq - acting as the eyes of the 4-6 Cavalry Regiment.

  • How to ship an up-armored HMMWV

    Feb 22, 2008

    Many of the life-saving Up-Armored HMMWVs used in combat today are a direct result of a combined DoD logistics effort between the U.S. Army Product Manager Light Tactical Vehicles, Warren, Mich., and the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, Charleston, S.C.

  • New Afghan Program Graduates First Police

    Feb 22, 2008

    The first class of 259 Afghan National Police from Zabul province graduated Feb. 21 from the new Focused District Development eight-week training initiative in Kandahar and on the same day the first class of 143 graduated in Herat.

  • IED Ultimatums in Korengal Valley

    Feb 22, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ask tribal leaders for help with stopping IED attacks or support to local villages may be cut off. Specialist Nathan Bowen reports from the Korengal Valley.

  • Father's deployment inspires daughter

    Feb 21, 2008

    Deployed father inspires daughter to pursue Army Aviation.

  • Open-door gunnery tests Soldiers' ability

    Feb 20, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, "Wild Card" Battalion conducted quarterly scheduled training on open-door gunnery.

  • Commandos Capture Key Taliban Leader

    Feb 13, 2008

    Afghan National Army Commandos from the 203rd Kandak, assisted by Coalition forces, captured a key insurgent facilitator in Khowst Province Feb. 9

  • 'Chargers' reflect on success during deployment

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When the Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 12th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, began their deployment, their area of operation was virtually shut down due to the increased spread of violence and destruction.

  • Iraq 2008: Fragile Security

    Feb 13, 2008

    Soldiers Radio and Televison correspondant Gail McCabe looks at the security situation in Iraq and progress that has been made since surge operations began a year ago.

  • USACE Four Years in Iraq

    Feb 12, 2008

    Four years and $6.5 billion have changed the way the Iraqi people live. Projects have doubled Iraq's ability to produce electricity, and more. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Iraqi Army, Rakkasans organize veterinary visit in Yusufiyah

    Feb 12, 2008

    Rakkasans worked with Iraqi Army troops to conduct a veterinary operation in Yusufiyah Feb. 5. Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their IA counterparts arranged a veterinarian visit at a local sheik's house.

  • Valentine's Day finds Soldiers investing in more than flowers

    Feb 12, 2008

    Being away doesnAca,!a,,ct mean Soldiers canAca,!a,,ct stay close to loved ones at home. With ValentineAca,!a,,cs Day around the corner, Rakkasans at Patrol Base Yusifiyah are coming up with ways to show those at home how much they care.

  • Transfer of Authority: XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes the lead from III Corps&#

    Feb 12, 2008

    XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes over as MNC-I, MNF-I support role as Task Force Dragon while Task Force Phantom, III Corps STB redeploys

  • Army Vice Chief Visits Troops Near Afghan Border

    Feb 11, 2008

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody talked to Soldiers at a forward operating base near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan Saturday about the Army's plan to alleviate some of the burden of long deployments.

  • Calling Home

    Feb 9, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus says hello to Spc. Lyshaniz Ince's mother, Lillian Lugo, while touring the new USO facility Thursday at Camp Anaconda, Balad. Ince was talking to her mother, a resident of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, when the general popped into the room and asked the Soldier if he could talk to her mother.

  • Hitting the Links.... Virtually

    Feb 9, 2008

    Sgt. Jonathan Wester stands by to assist Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander, with a round of Wii golf in the interactive video game room of the new USO center at Camp Anaconda, Balad.

  • Female Searcher in Iraq

    Feb 8, 2008

    One Soldier is strengthening relationships with Iraqi women. Spc. Stephanie Bacon has more on Pfc. Nikki Wadhawan, a searcher with Ironhawk Squadron, 3rd ACR.

  • Al-Jadida Market

    Feb 6, 2008

    An Iraqi marketplace provides a safe environment for consumers to shop.

  • Task Force Iguana

    Feb 5, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iguana train El Salvador forces for upcoming deployment to Iraq. Pfc. Jeremy Vaught reports.

  • Dolomite Peaks Challenge Soldiers Training for Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2008

    Amongst the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Italian Dolomites, U.S. Army Europe Soldiers are training alongside Italian troops, learning to survive a cold-weather environment.

  • Lt. Gen. Odierno Interview

    Feb 4, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, gives the Pentagon Channel an exclusive interview.

  • Soldier who taught civilian employees the Soldier's life returns to front lines

    Feb 4, 2008

    As the former coordinator for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Greening Program, Sgt. Michael R. Tumminelli used his military experiences to help civilian employees understand what itAca,!a,,cs like to be a Soldier. Now heAca,!a,,cs taking a Aca,!A"refresher courseAca,!A? with Task Force Phoenix in Herat, Afghanistan.

  • Moving mountains

    Feb 1, 2008

    How many Army civilians does it take to move a mountain'

  • Test Class Graduates at Iraqi NCO Academy

    Feb 1, 2008

    Graduating from the Task Force Marne Noncommissioned Officers Academy here on Jan. 28 is just the starting point for 56 Iraqi NCOs.

  • NY Giants Send Shout Outs to Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2008

    New York Giants football players send shout outs to troops to watch the Superbowl Sunday in Arizona versus the New England Patriots.

  • Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

    Jan 30, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights members of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support unit and their upcoming deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • Iraq Security Update

    Jan 30, 2008

    Local citizens are helping drive down violence in Iraq. Gail McCabe talked to Gen. David Petraeus and other commanders while walking the streets of Baghdad.

  • Civilian, Soldier fire support system operator work side-by-side

    Jan 29, 2008

    During his deployment to Iraq, which ended in December 2006, Spc. Gary Bixler received more than just system support from Josh Adams, a civilian digital systems engineer.

  • Task Force Kelly "got skills"

    Jan 29, 2008

    When the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade assigned to Bagram, Afghanistan, needed their battle damaged CH-47D helicopter repaired, Task Force Kelly was there to make the repairs. The task force, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from Mississippi and Illinois, immediately provided critical repairs on the CH-47D, a Chinook helicopter used for heavy lift of passengers and cargo.

  • Facility ensures quality of deployed systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    Crossing through the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, are many Soldiers who will soon deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan to support the Global War on Terrorism. There, the staff of the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Central Technical Support Facility works to ensure the quality of the systems with which they will deploy.

  • 3ID Completes Operation Browning

    Jan 28, 2008

    For three days, Coalition Forces weathered harsh cold and deadly pressure-plate improvised explosive devices to secure a foothold in southern Arab Jabour, beginning with an air assault Jan. 20.

  • Brig. Gen. Tucker on WTU Program

    Jan 28, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Tucker on how Soldiers at WTU's heal faster because they are close to home.

  • Mountaintop Duty

    Jan 25, 2008

    Soldiers from Company B, 864th Engineer Battalion build an outpost in the middle of the eastern Afghan mountains.

  • Muqdadiyah Patrol

    Jan 25, 2008

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, patrol Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

  • As Surge Deployment Winds Down, Paratroopers Reflect

    Jan 25, 2008

    Most of ShaAca,!a,,cab was still sleeping as a Humvee weaved its way through the neighborhoodAca,!a,,cs maze-like streets early one frigid, January morning. Commanding the patrol was 1st Lt. Austin DziengelewskiAca,!a,,cs platoon of paratroopers from 2nd Battalion Aca,!A"The White Falcons,Aca,!A? 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. The patrol was on their way to a squatter village in the area, where displaced families were living in makeshift tents. With the temperatures dropping below freezing at night, the paratroopers were worried people in the camps might freeze to death. The platoonAca,!a,,cs mission was to find them and see what help they needed.

  • Quick response by munitions clearance team in Iraq helps stranded Marines

    Jan 24, 2008

    The attached article and photo are from a convoy incident in Iraq on Jan. 14. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., Coalition Munitions Clearance team came upon some Marines Jan. 14, 2008, whose tanks had flipped over, disabling their communication capabilities and putting them in danger from insurgents. The CMC team secured the team, rendered first aid, and called in a medical evacuation helicopter to pick up an injured Marine.

  • Army Chief Information Officer Visits MND-C Brigades

    Jan 23, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs chief information officer visited three Multi-National Division Aca,!" Central communication operations sections Jan. 19 to get a feel for the way communications are being run in the Task Force Marne area of operations.

  • New Ammo Will Decrease Fragments in Close Urban Environs

    Jan 23, 2008

    A new type of ammunition is arriving in time to help Soldiers in dangerous urban landscapes, such as those in Iraq.

  • Last Jump: XVIII Airborne Corps heads out the door in more ways than one

    Jan 22, 2008

    The XVIII Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, N.C. performs their final airborne operation before deploying as the Mult-National Corps-Iraq in Baghdad.

  • U.S. Army Europe Medics Treat Soldiers, Local Citizens at Remote Aid Station in Afghanistan

    Jan 22, 2008

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan 22, 2008) -- Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, the medical personnel of Task Force Saber operate an aid station on Forward Operating Base Naray along the Pakistan border in northeastern Afghanistan. The aid station team is comprised of medical personnel from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and 160th Forward Surgical Team. The medicsAca,!a,,c first responsibility is to U.S. Soldiers who are wounded, injured or just need routine medical treatment.

  • U.S. Army Europe Paratroopers Watch for Taliban, Smugglers on Afghan Road

    Jan 22, 2008

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan 22, 2008) -- Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 2nd platoon, Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry operate tactical checkpoints on a almost daily on the only road leading into the Korengal Valley. The Pech River Road is one of two paved roads in all of Kunar Province. The road allows easy travel in an area dominated by mountains from the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • AMC CG visits FOBs in Afghanistan, re-enlists 3 Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2008

    Jan. 18, 2008 - 401st AFSB Afghanistan - Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command spent the day visiting Soldiers at Forward Operation Bases in Afghanistan.

  • Aviation Modernization Program to Field Lakota, Modify Current Helos

    Jan 18, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs $14.6-billion aviation modernization program includes fielding the Lakota UH-72A, along with a number of modifications to existing helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • Leaders' Course Welcomes First Class of Iraqi NCOs

    Jan 18, 2008

    As the midday sun warmed the ground at FOB Kalsu Jan. 15, 56 Iraqi soldiers stood beside 18 U.S. noncommissioned officers, in front of two countriesAca,!a,,c flags, with one common purpose and made history.