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  • SMA awards NCOs, Soldiers for Best Warrior support

    Dec 15, 2009

    During the 2009 Best Warrior Competition, the spotlight focused on the 24 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers vying for the prestigious Department of the Army title of NCO and Soldier of the Year. But on Dec. 11, nearly 100 Fort Lee NCOs and Soldiers, and a dozen Department of the Army Civilians, were awarded for their behind-the-scenes efforts during the annual competition.

  • Engineer Battalion commemorates bravery in flag burning ceremony

    Dec 15, 2009

    Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion held a ceremonial Burning of the Colors Nov. 30 at the Frontier Club to commemorate a historical event of bravery.

  • U.S. Army officials meet to discuss 8th Army transformation

    Dec 15, 2009

    U.S. Army officials met Dec. 15 to discuss the 8th U.S. Army's role in the most significant transformation in the 60-year history of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • 'Stop Loss' payments on way

    Dec 14, 2009

    After an initial delay caused by software and manpower issues, the first retroactive payments will be disbursed this week to Soldiers who were retained on active duty involuntarily under the so-called "Stop Loss" program.

  • Beating Navy is without question top priority

    Dec 9, 2009

    As 2009 comes to a close, the stage has been set for the 110th annual Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

  • Officials announce first Afghanistan surge units

    Dec 8, 2009

    About 3,400 Soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum have been notified they will be among the first to deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's new strategy.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Chief of Staff makes first visit to Fort Huachuca

    Dec 3, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. made his first visit to Fort Huachuca Tuesday and Wednesday to receive briefings from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and U.S. Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command.

  • Army Training Network one-stop for answers

    Nov 30, 2009

    The Army Training Network continues to grow and change since it went online in April with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • Army celebrates 100 years of chaplain assistants

    Nov 27, 2009

    On Dec. 28, 1909, General Order No. 253 was published, establishing the official military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant, stating that one enlisted man will serve to assist the chaplain in the performance of his official duties.

  • Pentagon convenes Fort Hood shooting task force

    Nov 24, 2009

    The leaders of the Pentagon's review board on the Fort Hood, Texas, rampage reported for duty Monday to begin their 45-day investigation to what led to the mass shooting.

  • 2nd Infantry Division debuts Warfighters' Simulation system during exercise

    Nov 23, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system during a command post exercise held recently in South Korea.

  • Army to separate Soldiers who don't extend to deploy

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Army Force Generation focus of Army Secretary

    Nov 20, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Carson Nov. 18 as the second of three stops on his first official tour of Army installations. "The intent of this trip is to provide me with the opportunity to look at the Army's process of resetting, training, equipping and preparing to deploy the fighting force of our United States Army through processes called ARFORGEN (Army Force Generation)," said McHugh.

  • Army combatives program changes lesson plan

    Nov 20, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combatives School has adopted a new teaching plan to take lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and build more effective close-quarters fighters.

  • Pentagon launches review of Fort Hood shooting

    Nov 20, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Thursday announced the Defense Department will conduct a broad review of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting that left 13 dead and dozens injured.

  • Civilian Education System registration process changes

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • Soldiers learn skills critical to sustaining Army health in coming years

    Nov 19, 2009

    About 30 Fort Jackson Soldiers and civilians were part of the first group of people in the Army family to learn about building resilience and enhancing performance, both of which are viewed as fundamentally necessary to sustain the force over the coming years.

  • Tech symposium brings together current Army researchers and future Army leaders

    Nov 17, 2009

    Future Army leaders and current Army scientists came together during the 17th annual Army Research Laboratory-U.S. Military Academy Technical Symposium in Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 9-10.

  • Army to continue NHRA, NASCAR sponsorships

    Nov 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Accessions Command announced Friday that the U.S. Army will continue its sponsorship of Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel dragster in the National Hot Rod Association and will return as a primary sponsor of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Chevrolet Impala SS for 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010.

  • Army's longest serving female command sergeant major retires

    Nov 17, 2009

    Although she won't formally retire until March 2010, a retirement ceremony was held for the longest serving female command sergeant major in the service.

  • Pentagon, VA expand disability claims test

    Nov 17, 2009

    Defense and Veterans Affairs officials Monday, announced another step in their efforts to streamline the process of determining veterans' disability ratings.

  • Soldiers learning to 'bounce back' in Philly

    Nov 16, 2009

    In Philadelphia, the Army is equipping Soldiers with a new tool designed to help them better deal with the psychological effects of combat that can lead to post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • Grieving has no time limit; help available for all affected by tragedy

    Nov 13, 2009

    In the aftermath of the Nov. 5 shootings, Soldiers, family members and civilians are looking for answers, but they're also looking for help. That help is available to anyone in need, no matter what the time.

  • CSA unveils Medal of Honor plaque at Harvard

    Nov 12, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. helped unveil a plaque of Harvard Medal of Honor recipients during a Veterans Day observance at the university, then visited the gravesite of recent Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti.

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • New commander takes helm at U.S. Army South

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army component of U.S. Southern Command marked a new chapter in its storied history as the former special assistant to the commanding general; U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., took command of U.S. Army South during a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 9.

  • Army testing XM-25 'smart' high-explosive weapon for Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    A Soldier successfully shoulder-fired a 'smart' High Explosive Airburst, or HEAB, round for the first time Aug. 11, from the XM-25 weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md.

  • Chief of Staff Views Lake City Ammo Plant Modernization

    Nov 10, 2009

    LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2009) - The men and women who work in the Army's manufacturing plants and depots are dedicated Americans who contribute to warfighters' success, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said today during a press conference here.

  • Casey pledges progress on mental health resources

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army has worked hard on developing programs to maintain the psychological health of the service, but much more needs to be done, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said Sunday.

  • Postal service announces holiday mailing guidelines

    Nov 4, 2009

    Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

  • Brigade prepares for 'advise, assist' mission

    Nov 4, 2009

    As the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade prepares for its fourth deployment to Iraq, its Soldiers are getting lessons in the art of leading from behind as they help to set the stage for the eventual drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • IMCOM changes command

    Nov 3, 2009

    Installation Management Command said farewell to its first commanding general Monday and welcomed Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch as its new commander.

  • Gates, Casey welcome new Army Secretary

    Nov 3, 2009

    The new Army secretary received an official welcome from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the Army's top uniformed officer Monday at a ceremony held in Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va.

  • Army reduces 'Stop Loss' numbers as Pentagon begins payments

    Nov 3, 2009

    As the Defense Department begins to compensate military members forced to serve beyond the expiration of their contracts, the number of those still serving under "Stop Loss" has been greatly reduced.

  • Westphal: leader among public servants

    Nov 2, 2009

    The new under secretary of the Army is above the fray of Washington politics, and is a true civil servant, said the Secretary of the Army.

  • New system allows vehicle GPS to track location while in flight

    Nov 2, 2009

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, drove their High Mobility Artillery Rocket System out the rear of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 22, with a new advancement that will get them into the fight faster.javascript:;

  • Military will have enough H1N1 vaccine, officials say

    Nov 2, 2009

    As shipments of some 3.7 million doses of H1N1 vaccine ordered by the Defense Department continue to arrive from the manufacturer, more than enough will be available for all military personnel and their beneficiaries.

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • Soldiers saving taxpayers millions in Iraq

    Oct 30, 2009

    The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" began Operation Clean Sweep here in mid-October by finding $2.9 million in excess equipment to place back into the military supply system for reuse.

  • Kandahar troops, civilians honor man's best friend

    Oct 30, 2009

    U.S. and coalition servicemembers, civilians, military working dog handlers and their dogs came together in a ceremony Oct. 16, to unveil the war dog memorial built at the KAF boardwalk in honor of military working dogs killed here in the line of duty.

  • Ranger veterans gather on Fort Benning after 51 years

    Oct 30, 2009

    "It certainly brings us back," said retired Maj. Roger Messick, who coordinated the first reunion for Ranger veterans who graduated 51 years ago from the Ranger Training Brigade.

  • New all-terrain vehicles arrive in Afghanistan

    Oct 26, 2009

    The first mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles designated for southern Afghanistan arrived there Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • Special Ops Soldiers earn coveted title of 'Jumpmaster'

    Oct 26, 2009

    Ten minutes before arriving to the drop zone, every parachutist on the 'bird' knows what's coming next when the jumpmaster stands and hooks up to the anchor line cable, signaling the beginning of actions on the aircraft.

  • Year of the NCO: Junior NCOs train, learn at Warrior Leader Course

    Oct 23, 2009

    Yellow and green smoke covered the back of the field amid the sound of mortar shells going off behind the wood line. Shortly after the smoke began covering an arch bearing the motto "Lead by Example," Soldiers wearing tan, black and maroon berets marched onto the field for the graduation of Warrior Leader Course, Class 01-10.

  • Obama signs veterans health care legislation

    Oct 23, 2009

    President Barack Obama signed new legislation Thursday that creates predictable funding for veterans' health care.

  • Activation ceremony formally links Infantry, Armor under new command at Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence made it official Thursday afternoon, when during a largely symbolic event the command's flag was unfurled and its leaders' new roles highlighted during an activation ceremony on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army librarian honored as best in federal government

    Oct 22, 2009

    An Army librarian was named Federal Librarian of the Year for 2008 during a ceremony Oct. 22, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • Army researching new energy-efficient technologies

    Oct 22, 2009

    As the nation observes National Energy Awareness Month in October, the Army continues research on energy security, fuel efficiency and alternate power capabilities for its fleet of ground vehicles.

  • Defense Department to begin compensation of 'Stop Loss' troops

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Defense Department will implement a new program this week to compensate former and current servicemembers for each month they involuntarily served from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009.

  • H1N1 vaccine to arrive in November

    Oct 21, 2009

    H1N1 vaccinations are expected to be available in November for active-duty servicemembers and their families, according to the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command.

  • Fort Riley family named '2009 Army Family of the Year'

    Oct 21, 2009

    The National Military Family Association named the Nolan Family of Fort Riley as the Army's representative for the 2009 Military Families of the Year program.

  • Pentagon ceremony awards unit for heroism in Vietnam

    Oct 21, 2009

    Vietnam veterans of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Tuesday received the Presidential Unit Citation in a Pentagon ceremony hosted by Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal.

  • Army's largest dining facility opens at Fort Lee

    Oct 21, 2009

    The largest Army-owned dining facility is officially open for business. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Oct. 14 to celebrate the completion and opening of the 75,000-square-foot facility located on the new Ordnance Campus. It was the first ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the $700 million campus comprised of more than 30 new buildings, many still under construction.

  • U.S. Army uncovers successful results for AIDS vaccine

    Oct 21, 2009

    The fight against one of the deadliest virus known may have met its match against the United States Army as researchers have uncovered successful results for an AIDS vaccination.

  • Casey: Infantry-Armor merger boosts Army's 'full-spectrum' operations

    Oct 21, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got an aerial peek at the massive expansion effort under way for the Maneuver Center of Excellence on Fort Benning, Ga., and observed urban combat training on Sand Hill. Along the way, he toured the National Infantry Museum for the first time and re-enlisted five Soldiers - including two Purple Heart recipients - at the Follow Me Statue in front of the museum.

  • Pentagon officials announce 2010 Afghanistan deployments

    Oct 21, 2009

    Pentagon officials Tuesday announced additional replacement units scheduled to deploy next year to Afghanistan as part of the requirement to maintain the current level of security efforts there.

  • McHugh puts Soldiers, families at center of agenda

    Oct 21, 2009

    Getting the Army's personnel aspects right is the most important job for its leaders, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said Tuesday.

  • Army cancels brigade's Iraq deployment

    Oct 20, 2009

    An Army brigade slated to deploy to Iraq in January was relieved of its deployment orders this weekend without current plans for a new mission.

  • Afghanistan strategy review will continue to move forward, Gates says

    Oct 20, 2009

    Questions about the legitimacy of Afghanistan's national elections are a complicating factor, but President Barack Obama's strategic review doesn't hinge on the outcome, and ongoing military operations aren't being affected, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday.

  • TRADOC launches new organization to focus on new recruits, officers

    Oct 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launched a major subordinate organization for Initial Military Training to provide higher-level emphasis on education and leader development from the first day of training to when a Soldier's arrives at their first unit assignment.

  • Army leadership listens to survivors at SOS Summit

    Oct 19, 2009

    About 55 survivors of fallen warriors traveled from Germany and points across the United States earlier this month to discuss and evaluate the progress Survivor Outreach Services has made.

  • Disability Employment Month: Army helping wounded warriors find jobs

    Oct 15, 2009

    This month the nation observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Army Wounded Warrior Program is focusing on efforts to help more disabled veterans find employment.

  • Soldiers, family, community prevent domestic abuse

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is the month each year that as much information as possible is presented throughout the civilian and military communities to recognize the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.

  • Army looks to lighten load for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army is poised to introduce a plate-carrier vest to provide Soldiers more lightweight gear in the challenging operational environments of Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers test Army's newest parachute in preparation for Army-wide fielding

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army's newest parachute made its Fort Lee, Va., debut as six members of the school, which will be responsible for the training the rest of the Army, logged a successful jump.

  • Year of the NCO: Distinguished Service Cross recipient outlines keys to success

    Oct 15, 2009

    Leadership and the Army standards are key elements of success for individual Soldiers, according to a Distinguished Service Cross recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 'Advise and Assist' brigade helps bridge project

    Oct 15, 2009

    On a floating bridge beside the stump of a modern concrete highway span under construction here, two middle-aged men talk through an interpreter about the job before them.

  • Army meets recruiting goals for quantity, quality

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army -- along with all branches and all components of the Armed Forces -- met its recruiting goals in fiscal year 2009, by meeting or exceeding both numeric goals and quality benchmarks for new recruits.

  • Army leaders detail commitment to Family Covenant

    Oct 13, 2009

    Since the Army Family Covenant was first signed two years ago, the service's investment in family programs and facilities has doubled to $1.5 billion, Army leaders said.

  • Newly trained counter-IED teams deploy to Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2009

    Servicemembers who participated in the first state-side training program for joint counter-IED teams have just arrived in Afghanistan for a year-long assignment.

  • Division commander focuses on future fights

    Oct 13, 2009

    As he focuses on a new approach to supporting the fight in Afghanistan, the new 10th Mountain Division commander said he also intends to volunteer his Soldiers to serve as an operational test-bed for the Army's long-term modernization efforts.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

    Oct 7, 2009

    The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army plans resiliency training to deal with stress

    Oct 7, 2009

    Over the next few months, the Army will place renewed emphasis on its suicide-prevention training and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, two generals who head the programs said during the Family Forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Tuesday.

  • Chiarelli: Mental wounds 'no phantom issue'

    Oct 7, 2009

    The "signature wounds of this war" are post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday.

  • New SecArmy recognizes quality-of-life initiatives

    Oct 7, 2009

    New Army Secretary John McHugh recognized outstanding quality-of-life improvements, programs and best practices from around the Army during the second Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Tuesday.

  • SMA speaks to junior enlisted Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston addressed junior enlisted Soldiers during a seminar at the Association of the United States Army conference, Oct. 6, 2009.

  • Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army is taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency at commands worldwide.

  • USASMA commandant speaks to changes in NCO development

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, laid-out specific changes to noncommissioned officer education curricula during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • Army names 7th Army NCO, 1ID Soldier as its 'best warriors'

    Oct 6, 2009

    An NCO academy leader in Germany and an intelligence specialist from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., earned top honors this past week at the Army's 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Army fights against domestic violence

    Oct 5, 2009

    Army leaders plan to work hand in hand with family advocacy specialists to increase awareness of domestic violence, educate military families about the signs of abuse and reinforce the negative effects domestic abuse has on Army family readiness while highlighting prevention and victim programs and services.

  • McHugh: 'Failure is not an option'

    Oct 5, 2009

    The way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tough, but America's Soldiers can handle it, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • TRADOC debuts Institute for NCO Professional Development at AUSA

    Oct 5, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command senior noncommissioned officer, and John Sparks, retired TRADOC command sergeant major, introduced the new Institute for NCO Professional Development during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • 25th Army Ten-Miler sets event records

    Oct 5, 2009

    The silver anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler produced event record times in the men's and women's divisions and the largest field of registered runners in the history of America's largest 10-mile race.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2009

    A sudden accident may have cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his hand, but it hasn't stripped him of his positive attitude or impacted his plans for the future.

  • 'Pershing's Own' band gets first female CSM

    Oct 5, 2009

    The finest musicians in all of the Army gathered at Fort Myer, Va., on Friday to welcome the first female command sergeant major to the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Deployed sergeant's MRAP invention may be mass produced

    Oct 2, 2009

    The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles used in theater have proven extremely effective in protecting Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion from deadly attacks by remaining extremists during their yearlong deployment.

  • Three Army posts transform to joint bases

    Oct 2, 2009

    An Army installation in New Jersey and two in Virginia officially transformed Thursday to become part of new joint bases.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • Some troops in Iraq may face deployment extension

    Oct 2, 2009

    The deployments of about 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq could be extended in the weeks following the national election slated to occur in January, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • New Sustainment Center patch signifies 'One Team'

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a ceremony at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters Sept. 25, Soldiers replaced the former Combined Arms Support Command patch with the new SCoE patch.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.