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  • U.S. to Increase Role of Military Transition Teams

    Dec 16, 2006

    To speed the development of Iraqi security forces, the United States is accelerating its use of military, police and border transition teams, a coalition spokesman in Baghdad said today.

  • Baghdad Counts on Local Improvements

    Dec 15, 2006

    Baghdad is facing some challenging times and for the situation to get better, most officials believe local residents need to see that their government is working and improvements are taking place.

  • Ready for homework

    Dec 15, 2006

    Sgt. William Barber hands out notebooks to Iraqi children walking to school in Khan Dari. Barber is from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Iraqis Receive Medical Care

    Dec 14, 2006

    It's something we often take for granted, until the moment we need it. PV2 Jon Cano takes a closer look at how U.S. and Iraqi forces are providing a basic need to the people of Iraq.

  • Iraqi Security Force improving, gaining responsibility

    Dec 14, 2006

    Commanders on the ground say transition teams are greatly enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Iraqi security forces.

  • Ready on the flightline

    Dec 14, 2006

    The 36th Combat Aviation Brigade is the first fully transformed Army National Guard aviation brigade. Here are the Soldiers in Iraq who keep their aircraft flying.

  • Joint operations bringing peace in Diyala

    Dec 13, 2006

    Joint U.S.-Iraqi operations bringing peace in Diyala.

  • Sling Load

    Dec 13, 2006

    Package about Soldiers airlifting humanitarian aid via Chinook helicopters to Pakistan. Specialist Christina Mee reports from Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Visiting Zafaraniyah

    Dec 13, 2006

    In November 2006, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division visited the east Baghdad neighborhood of Zafaraniyah, bringing goodwill and keeping a sharp eye out for trouble.

  • All clear

    Dec 13, 2006

    Sgt. Ramiro Molina, from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, looks for signs of trouble while on patrol in Taji, Iraq.

  • Flight Surgeons Certify Afghan Army Aviators

    Dec 12, 2006

    The partnership between the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and Afghan National Army Air Corps was strengthened Nov. 20 when the staff of the Camp Albert Aid Station initiated flight physicals for 20 Afghan aviators.

  • Local Child Inspects U.S. Army Patch

    Dec 12, 2006

    A local child looks at a patch on the uniform of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Walls in Al Hamzah, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2006.

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Dec 11, 2006

    Staff Sgt. Brent Briggs (foreground) of the Special Police Transition Team teaches an Iraqi Police Officer proper breathing techniques during a live fire range conducted at Patrol Base Olson in Samarra, Iraq.

  • Army Provides Engineer Instruction in Iraq

    Dec 11, 2006

    Twenty-four Gulf Region South District Iraqi engineers joined six of their American counterparts in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer's Construction Contract Administration class.

  • Humanitarian Mission in Sheikh Hammaud, Iraq

    Dec 11, 2006

    U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Adam Napier hands out water during a humanitarian mission coordinated by U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment in Sheikh Hammoud, Iraq.

  • Two Armies, One Goal

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. and Iraqi forces are working side-by-side as they continue to build a strong foundation for the war-torn country to stand on. SFC Ken Baer has more from Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • U.S. Soldier and Iraqi soldier talk during family day

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brock Hutzler, from Multi-National Division - Central South (MND-CS), talks with an Iraqi army soldier prior to the beginning of family day at the 8th Iraqi Army Division headquarters in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Dec. 4, 2006.

  • Providing security in Al Saab Bour, Iraq

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army Cpl. Sean Mckenrick provides security as fellow Soldiers search a house during a raid in Al Saab Bour, Iraq. The Soldiers are with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Light).

  • Iraqi troops respond to explosion

    Dec 7, 2006

    Iraqi soldiers responded to a vehicle bomb explosion near Baghdad Dec. 7, 2006, and Iraqi and coalition troops have detained several suspects and found numerous weapons caches over the past few days.

  • A moment to remember

    Dec 7, 2006

    An Iraqi child holds hands with Staff Sgt. Bryanjay Tashima during a dismounted patrol with Iraqi police at the 2nd Street marketplace in Kirkuk. Tashima is from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment.

  • Cautious advance

    Dec 7, 2006

    1st Lt. Jeff Harris, a platoon leader from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, takes cover during a cordon and search mission for IED bomb makers in the Hawr Rajab section of Baghdad.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. quote

    Dec 7, 2006

    Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander, Multinational Division - Baghdad, in a Dec. 7, 2006 interview

  • 10,000th Army Aircrew Member Gets New-Generation Air Warrior Gear

    Dec 6, 2006

    On December 14th, an aircrew member from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) in Landstuhl, Germany, will become the 10,000th Soldier to receive a pre-deployment Air Warrior kit containing the best available Aviation Life Support Equipment. Next step for the 12th CAB is Iraq.

  • Newly Arrived Troops Make Safety Priority

    Dec 6, 2006

    Many soldiers within Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad are newly arrived in Iraq, in a new location in a new situation. While everyone needs a little time to adjust to the small differences of their new job, one thing remains a constant aEUR" safety. It's a part of every thing we do, everyday.

  • Newly Arrived Troops Make Safety Priority

    Dec 6, 2006

    Many soldiers within Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad are newly arrived in Iraq, in a new location in a new situation. While everyone needs a little time to adjust to the small differences of their new job, one thing remains a constant aEUR" safety.

  • Iraqis out in front

    Dec 6, 2006

    Iraqi Soldiers are increasingly taking the lead in operations, with U.S. Soldiers providing a mentoring and backup role.

  • Coalition accelerating efforts to put Iraqis in lead

    Dec 6, 2006

    Coalition forces are stepping up their efforts to make Iraqi security forces capable enough to take over security for their own country

  • Good scoop

    Dec 6, 2006

    An Iraqi boy reads an educational poster handed out by Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a joint patrol with Iraqi police at the Second Street Marketplace in Kirkuk.

  • Maj. Gen. William Caldwell quote

    Dec 6, 2006

    Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a coalition spokesman, at a news conference from Baghdad Dec. 5, 2006

  • A Soldier's Soldier Receives Specialized, Mission-Essential Equipment

    Dec 6, 2006

    When F Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, in Germany, deploys to Iraq next year, its Soldiers will be carrying the Army's most specialized, mission-essential Soldier equipment available.

  • Water treatment plant brings fresh water, job opportunities

    Dec 5, 2006

    Construction of a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant here means fresh water for more than 500,000 residents. It also means a variety of new jobs, ranging from laborers to skilled engineers.

  • Water Treatment Plant Brings Fresh Water, Job Opportunities

    Dec 5, 2006

    Construction of a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant here means fresh water for more than 500,000 residents. It also means a variety of new jobs, ranging from laborers to skilled engineers.

  • Engineers Aid Iraq Reconstruction Efforts

    Dec 5, 2006

    The completion of a port security facility on Iraq's southern waterways comes as another tick in the U.S.-led Iraq reconstruction effort's border security campaign, but its effects will be far-reaching.

  • Mission accomplished

    Dec 5, 2006

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division await Black Hawk helicopters to pick them up after they conducted an air assault operation in a small village east of Yusufiyah.

  • Concept perfected in Iraq, Afghanistan used along U.S. border

    Dec 5, 2006

    The National Guard Bureau chief got a look this week at how the forward operating base concept used for U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world can work for domestic missions, too.

  • Bringing smiles to children

    Dec 5, 2006

    Soldiers say that one of their most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in Iraq is bringing smiles to the local children while on patrol or during humanitarian missions.

  • The road ahead: Iraqi provincial control desired end-state

    Dec 4, 2006

    A little more than two weeks into his own transition as the commanding general of the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr. has already met twice with Iraqi provincial government leaders and is determined to continue to help move the process forward.

  • Iraqis to command four northern divisions by February

    Dec 4, 2006

    "By February, all four Iraqi divisions in Multinational Division North will be under Iraqi ground-force command," said Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, Multinational Division North.

  • Climbing mountains

    Dec 4, 2006

    There are plenty of mountains in Afghanistan for 10th Mountain Division to climb, as well as plenty of opportunities to bring hope and peace to the people of that country.

  • Kirkuk Hospital, Clinics Receive Medical Supplies

    Dec 1, 2006

    Coalition Forces delivered medical supplies and equipment to the Kirkuk General Hospital Nov. 12, 2006.

  • Florida Guard Delivers Donations to Kabul Orphanage

    Dec 1, 2006

    Blankets, school supplies and soccer balls made their way to hundreds of orphaned children in Kabul, Afghanistan, thanks to a deployed Florida U.S. Army Guard unit and donations from Americans.

  • Iraqis, coalition working to counter terrorists' strategy

    Dec 1, 2006

    "Al Qaeda, foreign terrorists and extremists do not want to let the Iraqis decide their own future," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman. "Through two elections and a constitutional referendum, the Iraqi people have demonstrated they want to be a part of this political process and they want to have a representative government."

  • Search in Hawijah

    Nov 30, 2006

    Iraqi soldiers gain confidence daily and continue taking the lead in operations. In an operation in Hawijah this month, Iraqi troops worked alongside U.S. Soldiers to search for insurgents and IED factories.

  • Firefighters in action

    Nov 30, 2006

    Firefighters at bases around Iraq work hard to protect lives and property, responding quickly and efficiently to emergencies caused by accidents or insurgent activity.

  • Bayji Operations Round Up 'Black Jumpsuit' Cell

    Nov 29, 2006

    Eight armored vehicles crept through the narrow city street in Bayji, Iraq, searching for the objective. More than 20 Paratroopers would storm, secure and search the site for their target.

  • Maj. Gen. William Caldwell quote

    Nov 29, 2006

  • Soldiers teach Iraqi trainees urban combat skills

    Nov 29, 2006

    The Regional Training Center in Taji has implemented urban warfare training as part of the basic combat training regimen that all Iraqi "jundis," or privates, go through before their assignments throughout the Iraqi Army.

  • Mechanics + pilots = winning team

    Nov 28, 2006

    Mechanics and pilots work closely together to keeping their helicopters flying and supporting the troops on the ground.

  • Silhouettes of courage

    Nov 28, 2006

    Pfc. Kyle Mitchell was at a roadside checkpoint in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2006. The next day, he was in neighboring Patika Province, working hard from dawn to sunset, to bring peace and stability to Iraq.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers bring hope to Iraqis

    Nov 28, 2006

    In recent weeks, the al Doura district of the Iraqi capital has been a hotbed of activity, the epicenter of a power struggle between terrorists and the Iraqi people.

  • Soldiers pull security, EOD keeps streets safe

    Nov 28, 2006

    In a matter of minutes, Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are geared up and mounted in their up-armored trucks ready for their mission out of Camp Liberty, Iraq. The platoon's mission aEUR" provide security for the explosive ordnance disposal team while they work keeping other Soldiers safe.

  • Army takes proactive strides to manage combat stress

    Nov 28, 2006

    When Sgt. Dartagnan Baker returned to Oahu in 2005 from his first deployment to Iraq, he remembered the unforgiving traffic on H-1, but he now finds it to be overwhelming and startling.

  • U.S. military operations evolve as Afghan Army becomes more capable

    Nov 28, 2006

    U.S. military operations and missions have changed since the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom and will continue to change as the Afghan National Army becomes a more capable and respected force.

  • Building Friendship

    Nov 28, 2006

    2nd Lt. Joseph Sparks reads a math textbook with a teacher at Kahnarbat Primary School in Al Alabara, Iraq, during a visit designed to help Soldiers develop relationships with local residents. Sparks is from the 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Soldiers work with Afghan Army to fortify, instill discipline

    Nov 27, 2006

    As winter tightens its grip on Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers are striving to fortify their Afghan National Army counterpart units and instill professional discipline to keep the Afghan soldiers on duty year-round. "Traditionally, they all go home in winter," said Sgt. Maj. Bryan Gran, operations sergeant major for Task Force Iron Graze. "We've got to try to get them away from that."

  • Kirkuk Hospital, Clinics Receive Medical Supplies

    Nov 22, 2006

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division delivered medical supplies and equipment to the Kirkuk General Hospital in Iraq. Supplies were running dangerously low.

  • Up, Up and Away

    Nov 22, 2006

    The tiny Raven unmanned aerial vehicle provides Soldiers with eyes in the sky. The Raven can spot terrorists setting IEDs and has been credited with saving lives.

  • Under Fire in Paktika

    Nov 22, 2006

    U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan have no respite during the holiday season as they work hard to bring peace and stability to the country.

  • Sharing Smiles

    Nov 22, 2006

    1st Lt. Serena Merrill, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, meets Iraqi children during a visit to the Yusufiyah marketplace.

  • LTG Eikenberry Afghanistan

    Nov 22, 2006

  • Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey quote

    Nov 22, 2006

  • Deployed troops get early gift with reduced rates for calls home

    Nov 22, 2006

    The holidays are coming early for deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen using 550-Unit Military Exchange Global Prepaid phone cards to call home from Army & Air Force Exchange Service's (AAFES) phone centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Troops who pick up 550-unit cards at any of the 53 BX/PXs or 32 Imprest Fund activities in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom will see per minute charges reduced by 13 percent when placing calls from AAFES phone centers from Nov. 22 to Dec. 25.

  • New Iraq-Zakros Primary School to Open in Kirkuk

    Nov 22, 2006

    Construction of a $269,000 primary school that will educate approximately 300 children began in a newly developed area of Kirkuk, Iraq. Working through the Provincial Reconstruction Development Council and the local maneuver unit, the 25th Infantry Division, the Governorate of Kirkuk requested the construction of a permanent facility to replace the tent school in Zakros.

  • Afghan defense minister thanks U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 22, 2006

    AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs defense minister thanked the United States Nov. 21, for its steadfast support for his country, specifically recognizing the U.S. troops who have served and sacrificed there.

  • Aaron Tippin to spend Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

    Nov 22, 2006

    Country star Aaron Tippin will spend the Thanksgiving holiday with troops deployed overseas. Tippin left for Afghanistan Nov. 18 and will perform for the troops stationed there through Nov. 27. HeAca,!a,,cll perform music from his new album, Aca,!A"Now & Then,Aca,!' as well as his well-known hits. This will be his second Thanksgiving tour sponsored by Stars for Stripes and U.S. Army, Europe.

  • Turkish Turkeys'

    Nov 22, 2006

    Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division stop for a line of turkeys crossing the road in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 3, not far from the Turkish border where the gobblers may have originated.

  • Troops to get holiday meals

    Nov 22, 2006

    The holidays are going to be a little bit tastier for warfighters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan thanks to a team of scientists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. More than 6,000 meals, consisting of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry jelly, snacks, desserts and beverage mixes, are on their way to provide a Thanksgiving meal for forces that are operating in remote areas.

  • Soldiers bring cheer to others during holiday season

    Nov 21, 2006

    As Americans count their blessings this holiday season, Soldiers and other members of the armed forces are busy helping to make others happy around the globe.

  • Mechanics Make Quick, Smooth Transition in Baghdad

    Nov 21, 2006

    Mechanics from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took over operations from the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), almost immediately after arriving at Forward Operating Base Prosperity in Baghdad.

  • Afghan, U.S. Soldiers engage in realistic training

    Nov 21, 2006

    A week-long exercise at several U.S. bases is preparing 82nd Airborne Division troops and their Afghan, International Security Assistance Force, interagency and non-governmental organization partners for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Targeting IED Source

    Nov 21, 2006

    Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment conduct a raid on a warehouse complex suspected of containing IED-making materials used in recent attacks in Buhriz Province, Iraq.

  • Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya quote

    Nov 21, 2006

  • Baghdad Teaching Hospital Aids Infant Survival

    Nov 20, 2006

    The cries of a newborn never sounded so sweet, though a tough journey still lies ahead of the five-week-old infant. The fact the child still breathes is living proof of progress.

  • Baghdad Teaching Hospital aids infant survival

    Nov 20, 2006

    Baghdad Teaching Hopital, run by Soldiers, aids infants and newborns and also sees many of the victims of sectarian violence.

  • Troop rotations set for Iraq, Afghanistan

    Nov 20, 2006

    The Defense Department announced the first of the major units scheduled to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan for the next rotations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The announcement affects about 57,000 service members.

  • Abizaid: U.S. must shape Middle East to avoid larger war

    Nov 20, 2006

    National security interests compel the United States to shape, but not control, developments in the Middle East, a region of the world that is being shaken by globalization, said Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command.

  • Gen. John P. Abizaid quote

    Nov 20, 2006

  • Iraqi Soldiers Begin Sweep in Northern Iraq

    Nov 17, 2006

    Iraqi police and coalition forces captured cell members in separate raids in Baghdad, and terrorists trying to set a roadside bomb blew themselves up western Mosul.

  • Making Friends

    Nov 17, 2006

    An Iraqi man from Ramadi lets a Soldier hold his pet eagle. The Soldier is from 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division.

  • Keeping Them Rolling

    Nov 17, 2006

    Sgt. Ramon Lopez, from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, replaces a wheel on an Iraqi police vehicle at Forward Operating Base Warhorse.

  • Gen. John P. Abizaid

    Nov 17, 2006

  • Abizaid: Militias Must Be Dealt With On Security, Political Fronts

    Nov 17, 2006

    The only way to effectively deal with militias is to combine military efforts with serious political reconciliation, said Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command, while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee Nov. 15. Aca,!A"I believe that those militia forces that are willing to come into the process can come into the process of demobilization and disarmament, provided that we show a will to do that on the Iraqi governmental side,Aca,!' he said. Aca,!A"I think it is absolutely essential that there only be one security institution in Iraq, ultimately, and that be the Iraqi army and police forces.Aca,!'

  • IZ marathon honors vets

    Nov 16, 2006

    Runners in the International Zone commemorated Veterans Day Saturday by participating in the Baghdad International Memorial Marathon.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Takes Multinational Division Baghdad Reins

    Nov 16, 2006

    The 1st Cavalry Division took the reins for Multinational Division Baghdad from the 4th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 15, 2006

  • Abizaid to Senate Committee: Peace in Iraq Possible

    Nov 16, 2006

  • Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman quote

    Nov 16, 2006

  • From Cold to Hot

    Nov 16, 2006

    Alaska National Guard Soldiers train in Alaska in late October. This month they deployed to a much warmer clime--Kuwait.

  • Taking the Lead

    Nov 16, 2006

    Lt. Col. John K. Tien, commander, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, greets Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Qais, commander, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, in Tal Afar. The Iraqi division assumed responsibility for the area in October.

  • Operating Base Speicher Units Receive Combat Patch

    Nov 15, 2006

    Members of the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, participated in a combat patch ceremony Nov. 11.

  • Iraqi Special Forces, Police Nab Cell Leaders, Members

    Nov 15, 2006

    Iraqi special forces soldiers and police nabbed a number of terror-cell leaders and members in raids in Baghdad over the last two days. In addition, coalition forces killed 11 insurgents in three related incidents in Ramadi. Elsewhere, Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division detained three suspected terrorists in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Doura neighborhood. The Soldiers responded to a rocket attack and observed two suspects fleeing from the scene. The suspects attempted to evade the patrol, but were unsuccessful.

  • Air Support

    Nov 15, 2006

    UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 4th Infantry Division support troops on the ground in western Baghdad.

  • SMA Preston 'gets underway' with Soldiers in Kuwait

    Nov 14, 2006

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston got an up-close look at one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs six Logistics Support Vessels during a recent visit to Kuwait.

  • Iraqi Mayor Writes New Chapter of Success

    Nov 14, 2006

    Tal Afar, Iraq, mayor puts his life at risk working to keep the city free from the grips of insurgents.

  • Thurman: Our Disciplined Soldiers Perform Like Champions

    Nov 14, 2006

    Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and other units that are part of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad have accomplished much this past year: rebuilding Iraq, training Iraqi security forces and providing security.

  • Positive Interactions

    Nov 14, 2006

    An Iraqi businessman points out his office to a Soldier from the 25th Infantry Division in Kirkuk. The Soldiers are developing rapport and building trust with area residents.

  • Play Ball

    Nov 14, 2006

    An Iraqi child poses for a photo while Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division conduct a dismounted patrol in Kirkuk.

  • Recon Mission

    Nov 14, 2006

    Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division conduct a reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Mortar Up

    Nov 14, 2006

    Spc. Tony Garrett, from Headquarters Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, sets up an 81 mm mortar in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • America Supports You: Cities welcome home 'adopted' Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2006

    Residents of Brentwood, Ashland City, Franklin and Winchester, Tenn., were joined by representatives of San Mateo and Burlingame, Calif., to welcome home the 101st Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment based at Fort Campbell, Ky. That warm welcome came in the form of a parade down streets lined with cheering residents, but had little to do with the unseasonably warm temperatures, Brentwood Police Chief Ricky Watson said.

  • SMA Preston visits Soldiers in Kuwait

    Nov 13, 2006

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston spent more than an hour talking with Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division on the eve of their deployment from Kuwait into Iraq. The Soldiers said the surprise visit from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted Soldier did more than provide motivation.

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