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  • 10th Mountain Extended

    Jan 29, 2007

    3,200 10th Mountain Extension Soldiers tour extended; 2,000 dollar bonus for Soldier referral.

  • The Old Guard receives AUSA-GWC award

    Jan 29, 2007

    It's an award that has been given to such distinguished leaders as Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), former Senator Bob Dole, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, and Gen. Hugh Shelton (Ret.). Since 1979, George Washington Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army has been awarding their Commander-in-Chief Award to a deserving leader who makes a great contribution to America.

  • Old Guard Recognized

    Jan 26, 2007

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody presents the Association of the U.S. Army, George Washington Chapter's Commander-in-Chief Award to Col. Bob Pricone and Command Sgt. Major Craig Roberson, Commander and Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The Old Guard is the first military unit to ever receive this award; previous recipients include Gen. Colin Powell, William J. Perry, and Robert J. Dole.

  • SDDC becomes a Major Subordinate Command to AMC

    Jan 17, 2007

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is officially a Major Subordinate Command to U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Campbell becomes 17th commander of Army's largest command

    Jan 17, 2007

    Gen. Charles C. Campbell became the 17th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) during a ceremony on Hedekin Field January 9, 2007.

  • USJFCOM hosts first-responder focused modeling and simulation demonstration event

    Jan 17, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command is showing how officials and first-responders can use modeling and simulation to prepare for the catastrophe of a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear explosion in Washington, D.C. in an event designed to share information on the capabilities of several different systems.

  • Oil Protection Forces Guard Vital Pipelines

    Jan 17, 2007

    U.S. and Iraqi soldiers make every effort to protect oil facilities and pipelines, as these are critical to Iraq's infrastructure.

  • CRC Expands Safety Reach with New Publication

    Jan 16, 2007

    The knowledge center for all accidental loss is expanding its reach with the production of the U.S. Army's official safety magazine, "Knowledge."

  • MG David Ralston

    Jan 8, 2007

    Major General David Ralston, Commanding General U.S. Army Field Artillery School and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, talks with the TRADOC News Service about the future of field artillery in the U.S. Army. MG Ralston looks at some of the technological advancements and how they will help field artillery Soldiers play a more prominent role in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army seeks recommendations for Maneuver Center of Excellence patch, crest, motto

    Jan 5, 2007

    The Army is accepting design ideas through March 31 for the shoulder sleeve insignia, distinctive unit insignia and motto for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Transformation in K-Town

    Dec 28, 2006

    "Transformation" is the Army's catch phrase for unit relocation and restructuring across Europe. And while many changes are slated in the coming year, many are already underway. Brannon Lamar has more from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Training Iraqis to do their jobs

    Dec 21, 2006

    Prior to their August deployment the Soldiers of 4th Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, days were filled with continual training.

  • Army accelerates conversion of brigade combat teams

    Dec 20, 2006

    The Army announced today it is accelerating the modular conversion of two active-component brigade combat teams to increase the number of combat and combat-support units available for current and future combat and homeland-defense missions.

  • 172nd Reflagged

    Dec 19, 2006

    The 172nd SBCT gets reflagged and becomes 1st SBCT 25th ID.

  • 'Arctic Wolves' stand proud

    Dec 15, 2006

    The 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team ("Arctic Wolves"), just back from a 16-month Iraq deployment, is now the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Army's top general moves to lessen strain on troops

    Dec 15, 2006

    The Army's top general said yesterday he wants to grow the active component and gain better access to the Army Reserve and National Guard, which together make up 55 percent of the total Army.

  • Infantrymen Eye the Prize

    Dec 15, 2006

    This week, Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Southern European Task Force are testing for their Expert Infantryman Badge, or E.I.B. Petty Officer JT Bolestridge reports from the test site in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Reserve, Guard Soldiers extend mobilization to train others

    Dec 14, 2006

    Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers returning here from Iraq and Afghanistan have a new way to continue their service in uniform.

  • How families trained for 172nd Stryker BCT homecoming

    Dec 11, 2006

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (Army News Service, Dec. 11, 2006) aEUR" Family members and friends of the recently returned 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team spent a few weeks in a new type of reintegration training before their Soldiers returned home. "Back in July and August we completed a round of reintegration classes prior to the brigade's extension. The feedback we received from those classes let us know that something more was needed," said Lt. Col. Greg Parrish, deputy commander, 172nd SBCT

  • Leaders have role to play in Soldiers' safety

    Dec 8, 2006

    As the holidays approach, many Soldiers will be driving or motorcycling to visit family and friends. Unfortunately, some Soldiers won't return, and others will return injured.

  • Fort Bragg picked for census rehearsal

    Dec 8, 2006

    With the 2010 census quickly approaching, preparations are being made and the residents of Fort Bragg and its surrounding areas are about to get involved.

  • Fort Bliss offers example, lessons for BRAC gaining posts

    Dec 8, 2006

    Bases slated to grow as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process need look no farther for lessons learned than this sprawling post that's tripling its population and transforming from an air-defense center to an armor center.

  • Turner Assumes Command of U.S. Army North

    Dec 6, 2006

    Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II assumed command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Dec. 4 in a morning ceremony in the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Improved supply, transportation processes to better serve troops

    Dec 6, 2006

    Transportation Command is working with the services and Defense Logistics Agency to smooth the flow of goods and supplies to warfighters.

  • Restructured Army Reserve command goes to Fort Jackson

    Dec 4, 2006

    Fort Jackson will be home to one of four new Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands, continuing a transformation plan announced last year by the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • 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.

  • 3rd Infantry Division celebrates Marne Week birthday bash

    Dec 1, 2006

    Thousands of Soldiers filled the streets of Fort Stewart as the 3rd Infantry Division formed up for a division-wide run to kick off Marne Week, a three-day celebration of the division's history and heritage. As the miles-long formation snaked around the post's golf course and parade field, troops led by Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, 3rd ID commanding general, bellowed out cadences and sang "The Dog Face Soldier Song."

  • Peter C.W. Flory Receives NATO Assignment

    Dec 1, 2006

    The Department of Defense announced today Peter C. W. Flory was selected to serve as NATO assistant secretary general for defence investment (ASG/DI), beginning in January 2007.

  • AFAP delegates review top Army issues

    Nov 29, 2006

    Delegates at the 24th Army Family Action Plan conference reviewed 68 issues from Army installations throughout the world Nov. 14-17.

  • Army to battle Navy in 107th America's Classic

    Nov 28, 2006

    One of the most revered rivalries in all of sports will be revisited Saturday when Army and Navy battle for the 107th time. AKO will provide live-streamed coverage of the Army-Navy game Dec. 2, so Soldiers and Army civilians worldwide can view it.

  • 'Blacksmith' Soldiers blow off steam, build morale

    Nov 28, 2006

    Life around Forward Operating Base Warhorse includes more than work as members of the "Blacksmith" battalion proved during a company-wide fun day Nov. 26.

  • ARNORTH fine-tunes disaster response

    Nov 28, 2006

    U.S. Army North completed a weeklong Defense support of civil authorities exercise Nov. 19 in Sacramento, Calif.

  • All-American Bowl celebrates All-American athletes, communities

    Nov 28, 2006

    Army All-American Bowl athletes and their Soldier-supporters are gearing up for a community relations program that unites them on and off the field.

  • First Arctic Wolves return to Alaska after 16 months in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2006

    Two days after Thanksgiving, the families of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team had a lot to be thankful for as three planeloads of the 'Arctic Wolves' returned from a 16-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier designs unit crest

    Nov 21, 2006

    Unit crest designs symbolize unitsAca,!a,,c traditions, history and specialties. Some have been around for almost a hundred years and their original designers are long forgotten.

  • DIMHRS brings self-service capabilities to Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2006

    The Army plans to transform the way it manages its human resources by launching the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System in early 2008.

  • Army to soon deploy troops with computerized equipment

    Nov 20, 2006

    Following successful field testing last summer, the Army is planning to deploy its new Land Warrior System within the year, bringing the Army a giant step closer to electronic networking of the battlefield.

  • Army Air and Missile Defense Command remains relevant and ready

    Nov 20, 2006

    With increased threats becoming significantly greater due to the proliferation of missile technology, the addition of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command to the Pacific area of operations has proven to be vital to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Army divers do dangerous mission in Kuwait, Iraq

    Nov 20, 2006

    From the skies, the Army calls on the Airborne; on the ground, they call on the Infantry. But when the Army needs something done underwater Aca,!" in the Persian Gulf or a small lake in Iraq Aca,!" the divers of the 544th Engineer Team are ready to move.

  • Indiana Guard has big impact on border

    Nov 20, 2006

    More than 2,000 miles from his home in Michigan City, Ind., and nearly 100 miles into the Arizona desert, Sgt. Brian Rogers, an Indiana National Guard member with the 938th Military Police Detachment, scans the brush and rugged terrain for anything worthy of a radio call to Tucson Sector Border Patrol.

  • Army Strong kicks off on Fort Riley

    Nov 17, 2006

    After 18 years of "Be all you can be" and five years as "Army of one," the Army has adopted "Army Strong" as its new slogan and the focus of a new advertising campaign that showcases the strength of Soldiers past, present and future.

  • SMC Activation

    Nov 17, 2006

    Army Broadcasting Service is deactivated and the Soldiers Media Center stands up, ceremony at the Pentagon. SSG Dan Wiltshire reports.

  • National cemetery to locate at Fort Jackson

    Nov 17, 2006

    Fort Jackson has been selected as the site for a new national cemetery to be established as a result of the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003.

  • 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

  • Wounded Soldier founds Operation Army Santa

    Nov 16, 2006

    On Christmas Day 2004, Spc. David Downing was recovering in a hospital from wounds he sustained in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Samarra, Iraq. This holiday season he will be working on "Operation Army Santa," a program he created to help well-wishers send Christmas gifts to Soldiers deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Mail early to meet postal deadlines

    Nov 16, 2006

    Military postal workers across the world are Aca,!A"making a list and checking it twiceAca,!' to ensure Soldiers serving far from home receive packages in time for the holidays.

  • AMC organizations awarded for lean practices

    Nov 16, 2006

    Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey presented four Army Materiel Command organizations the 2006 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for achievement in implementing lean systems in support of the Army business transformation process.

  • Army announces temporary ACU boot policy

    Nov 15, 2006

    The Army announced yesterday that in certain geographic areas for the next six months the black Intermediate Cold Wet Boot will be authorized for wear with the Army Combat Uniform in lieu of the tan ICWB, which is currently in short supply.

  • Army Leadership2006 Veterans Day Message to Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2006

    On November 11th we honor the men and women who have worn America's most noble cloth-the uniform of the Armed Services. On this Veterans Day, we reflect on the sacrifices of Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who have answered the Nation's Call to Duty. We renew our "solemn pride in the heroism" of those who died in service to this great Nation and pledge to never forget the full measure of their sacrifice.

  • Army Secretary views MiTT training at Fort Riley

    Nov 3, 2006

    Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey met with 1st Infantry Division Military Transition Team members at Fort Riley yesterday.

  • McKiernan to retirees: More USAREUR changes on the way

    Oct 31, 2006

    In a speech before a gathering of military retirees, Gen. David McKiernan, commander of U.S. Army Europe, noted that they saw the Cold War end and the war on terror begin. Accordingly, he said, they will live through more major events in Europe as the command continues changing to meet future missions and threats.

  • 173rd paratroopers jump en masse

    Oct 31, 2006

    As eight C-130 Hercules transports slowed to 130 knots at just 800 feet above the ground, more than 700 U.S. and German paratroopers jumped from the aircraft, living up to the embroidered wings on their uniform sleeves.

  • First Reserve Army Liaison Team stands up

    Oct 25, 2006

    As the U.S. Army restructures its force, the 7th Army Reserve Command transitions, along with the Active Component, by establishing the first Army Reserve Army Liaison Team (ALT).

  • USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. pushes NCO development, growth in coalition militaries who are in the GWOT

    Oct 25, 2006

    U.S. Army, Europe's command sergeant major says he is a man on a mission: promoting the growth of a professional noncommissioned officer corps in the militaries of coalition nations.

  • Family violence 'readiness issue'

    Oct 25, 2006

    Domestic violence in Army families is both a 'people' issue and also one of readiness, Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, told an audience of Army leaders Oct. 7.

  • 4-9 Cav Troopers earn their spurs

    Oct 25, 2006

    During the last century, the Army has transformed itself into the modern fighting force it is today. Armored tanks replaced horses and some of the traditions were left by the wayside however, the cavalry tradition of wearing a Stetson and spurs is still alive and well today.

  • Army activates IMCOM to improve Soldier support

    Oct 25, 2006

    The Army activated the Installation Management Command Oct. 24 to consolidate and strengthen installation support services to Soldiers and their families through the full authority of command.

  • New command ready for unique mission

    Oct 19, 2006

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest service component command has a dedicated mission unlike any other Aca,!" defending the homeland and supporting civil authorities during times of crisis. The U.S. Army North achieved full operational capability Oct. 16 following a year of intense planning, manning, equipping and training.

  • More than 300 Soldiers reenlist in record breaking ceremony

    Oct 16, 2006

    On the way to a yearlong deployment in Iraq, 307 Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, participated in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs largest-ever reenlistment ceremony held during a deployment Saturday.

  • Army Secretary addresses Soldiers at AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 13, 2006

    Soldiers' minds, hearts, characters and sense of purpose must all be strong, Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey said Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting as a video of Soldiers training and fighting played in the background.

  • Camaraderie in combat: 1st Brigade always Ready

    Oct 4, 2006

    The Department of Defense has recently directed Soldiers of the 1st Armored DivisionAca,!a,,cs 1st Brigade Combat Team to extend their year-long rotation in Iraq. The brigade was slated to return home in January, but a recent decision was made for troops to stay for approximately six more weeks.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade becomes a brigade combat team

    Sep 18, 2006

    As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs continuing transformation efforts, the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Vicenza, Italy, became the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Sept. 15 in a ceremony at Warner Barracks.

  • Stryker unit now calls Germany 'home'

    Sep 18, 2006

    Another piece of U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs ongoing transformation fell into place Sept. 15 during ceremonies welcoming USAREURAca,!a,,cs newest warriors, the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

  • Belvoir prepares Soldiers, civilians for GWOT

    Sep 17, 2006

    In 2001 Sgt. 1st Class Robert Ormsbee retired from the Army after 20 years of service. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks helped him decide he wanted to come back and contribute to the Global War on Terror, so he volunteered and returned to the military through the Retired Reserves.

  • Sanchez relinquishes command of V Corps

    Sep 17, 2006

    Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez relinquished command of V Corps during ceremonies held here at Campbell Barracks, held Sept. 6.

  • U.S. Army MPs Mentor Afghan National Police

    Sep 17, 2006

    U.S. soldiers realized the Afghan National Police could benefit from the knowledge and experience they had gained while providing security at checkpoints.

  • POW/MIA Recognition Day reaffirms commitment to nation's missing

    Sep 17, 2006

    As Americans pause to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day today, teams of military and civilian experts will be excavating sites in Europe, South Korea, Solomon Islands, Alaska and Hawaii, looking for remains to help identify servicemembers still missing from past wars.

  • Soldiers participate in safe driving training video

    Sep 17, 2006

    It was, Aca,!A"lights, camera, action,Aca,!' for several Fort Rucker servicemembers Sept. 11-15 when the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Firehouse Pictures shot a training video for two new Army Traffic Safety Training Program courses.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier Learns Arabic Customs From Parents

    Sep 16, 2006

    As the oldest daughter of immigrant parents, Staff Sgt. Magda R. Khalifa, an Army Reserve Soldier with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, has provided much cultural awareness to her civil affairs unit.

  • Army Reserve Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands Stand-up

    Sep 16, 2006

    On September 16th the U.S. Army Reserve will stand-up four new commands, Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands (RRSC's), continuing a transformation plan that was announced in September 2005.

  • Troop Moves, BRAC Part of DoD's Transformation Agenda, Officials Say

    Sep 16, 2006

    The pending repositioning of thousands of overseas U.S. troops and stateside base closings or adjustments mandated by the 2005 round of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission are integral to the Defense Department's transformation agenda, DoD officials said here yesterday.

  • Army Colonel Heads New Brigade Combat Team

    Sep 16, 2006

    Col. Michael F. Beech of Worchester, Mass., took command of the Army's newest modular unit of action during a ceremony here today.

  • Army engineers provide water to drought stricken Indian reservation

    Sep 14, 2006

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center began supplying water Sept. 11 to residents of Neah BayAca,!a,,cs Makah Indian Reservation, which has run nearly dry.

  • Health battle inspires Army family to help others

    Sep 14, 2006

    Jenni is battling GardnerAca,!a,,cs Syndrome, a rare genetic disease in which the colon, stomach and upper intestine become riddled with polyps. The polyps, or tumors, eventually lead to cancer.

  • Top Army NCO: Soldiers see duty as 'Badge of Honor'

    Sep 11, 2006

    The morale of American GIs serving in Iraq continues to be high, regardless of the danger, difficult conditions and family sacrifices they face, the Army's top enlisted leader said Thursday.

  • Army committed to force protection, not false security

    Sep 11, 2006

    Army leaders are committed to ensuring soldiers have the best force-protection capability possible, but also want to avoid giving Soldiers a false sense of security, service officials said here Sept. 8.

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