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  • Great Flying Machine

    Mar 13, 2007

    An inside look at an Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer.

  • Dredge New York

    Mar 13, 2007

    The Army Corps of Engineers is deepening the Port of New York to 50 feet, in a 1.6 billion dollar project. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Soldiers, Combat Aircrews Engage Enemy

    Mar 13, 2007

    Joint combat environments don't just exist on the ground, but also exist in the sky above Iraq.

  • Testing Communications

    Mar 5, 2007

    Master Sgt. Michael Winkler, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Ken Drennon of the South Carolina Army National Guard set up a Web Cam as part of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise 2007 at Fort Monroe, Va., Feb. 28, 2007. DICE '07 is a joint exercise and includes the participation of personnel and communications equipment from each of the armed services as well as U.S. Northern Command, the Department of Homeland Security and state and local agencies. The strategic goal of the exercise is to support interoperability procedures to ensure robust support during the global war on terror and when a federal response to natural disasters is necessary. Joint Task Force Civil Support, a subordinate command of U.S. Northern Command, is participating in the seven-week exercise.

  • Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees

    Mar 5, 2007

    As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.

  • AMC Showcases Technologies, Capabilities at AUSA Winter Meeting

    Mar 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase key initiatives and equipment supporting Warfighters in the Global War on Terrorism at the Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium March 7 through 9 in the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Gates, Pace Call on Congress to Fund IED Research

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense leaders yesterday called on Congress to approve a further $2.4 billion to defeat the biggest killer of Americans in the Middle East: the improvised explosive device.

  • New Data Technology Makes Aerial Reconnaissance Video Available to Users in the Field

    Mar 1, 2007

    USJFCOM's Joint Intelligence Directorate's Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Information Service (ISRIS) makes video and data from manned and unmanned aircraft available on the ground using off the shelf technology.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.

  • Soldiers Aboard Stennis Play Different Role

    Feb 28, 2007

    When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived in San Diego, Jan. 19, they embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) and headed west to begin their mission in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation. What many Sailors aboard Stennis didn't know when they left San Diego was that two service members not usually associated with ships also deployed that day.

  • Communicators Keep 1st Cav Connected

    Feb 28, 2007

    There is one thing that Soldiers, from private to general, rely on daily while deployed. When this one thing goes down it is instantly noticed. It is typically taken for granted. This one thing of critical importance is communication.

  • Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

  • Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking

    Feb 27, 2007

    Paratroopers with Company C, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the signal company for the brigade, have made it possible for their brigade to be successful while fighting the war on terror.

  • Head of DoD Health Affairs to Step Down

    Feb 27, 2007

    After nearly six years in office, the Defense Department's top doctor said he will miss the people of the department who make things happen for servicemembers around the world.

  • Training Pays Off, Soldiers Escape Bradley Rollover

    Feb 27, 2007

    Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.

  • Online Tool Offers Guidance for Troops' Water Purification Requirements

    Feb 26, 2007

    The problem of "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink" can apply as much to deployed troops cut off from their pure water supply as it did to the ancient mariner stranded at sea in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's beloved poem.

  • Chairman Visits Brigade Using New 'Reset' Process

    Feb 26, 2007

    The 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team here is the first unit to employ the Army's new "reset" process to rapidly refurbish everything from M-16 rifles to state-of-the-art Stryker combat vehicles.

  • Secretary of Defense Visits Joint Forces Command

    Feb 23, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited U.S. Joint Forces Command Feb. 22 to view a number of demonstrations and talk with personnel at the Joint Futures Lab and Joint Warfighting Center while gaining an understanding of the how the command supports the warfighter.

  • Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training

    Feb 23, 2007

    U.S. Army soldiers and insurgents have something in common: They share a single electromagnetic spectrum to communicate and launch attacks.

  • Radiology Staff Provides Reliable, Rapid Response in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2007

    The third Monday of February did not bring the radiology flight a day off from work, like it did for most of their counterparts in America on Presidents Day.

  • TH-67 Soars to Historic Aviation Milestone

    Feb 22, 2007

    After more than a dozen years, Fort Rucker's instructor-pilots, students and maintenance crews reached an Army Aviation milestone here Jan. 16 aEUR" the one millionth flight hour in the TH-67 Creek training helicopter.

  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone

    Feb 22, 2007

    When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.

  • Army Vice Chief, Retired Generals Visit U.S. Army North

    Feb 21, 2007

    The Army's Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody and a host of retired general officers visited U.S. Army North Jan. 29 to receive an update on the command and to look at its newest technologies.

  • Desert Hawk Takes Command of Aviation Operations in Salerno

    Feb 21, 2007

    Soldiers from the active, Reserve and National Guard components of the Army joined together to form one of the largest attack aviation task forces to operate in Afghanistan Feb. 17.

  • JPADS Continues to Improve the Way it Delivers Aerial Drops to the Warfighter

    Feb 15, 2007

    After using limited acquisition authority to speed an earlier version to warfighters fighting the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan, U.S. Joint Forces Command continues its role in the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop System with new ways of delivering supplies to ground forces minimizing the level of risk for the warfighter.

  • PEO Stri

    Feb 14, 2007

    Senate Demo-Day On Capitol Hill, PEO Stri demonstrates the latest devices used to train warfighters. Sergeant Stephen Smith has the story.

  • Communicators from 22 Nations Plan Premier Interoperability Workshop

    Feb 14, 2007

    Military communicators from 22 African and European nations are meeting in Praia, Cape Verde to begin planning for the July Africa Endeavor 2007 workshop scheduled in Ditholo, South Africa.

  • Soldiers Like FCS Test Systems So Much, They Don't Want to Return Them

    Feb 13, 2007

    Testing for some of the systems slated for the first "spin out" of the Army's Future Combat Systems program has gone well, except for one minor glitch: the Soldiers testing them don't want to give the prototypes back.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Military Blood Program Web Site Has New Look, Updated Content

    Feb 12, 2007

    The Armed Services Blood Program Web site has been redesigned, offering updated content as well as a new look, officials said.

  • eCybermission, Tobyhanna Volunteers Accept the Challenge

    Feb 12, 2007

    Tobyhanna employees are helping increase the nation's number of scientists, mathematicians and engineers by participating in a free Web-based science, math and technology competition.

  • Tobyhanna Employees Use Lean, Save Minutes, Miles

    Feb 12, 2007

    Cutting non-value added steps from the raceway installation process has reduced travel distance and repair time for electricians working on the AN/ASM-189 electronics repair van.

  • Army Depot's Test Equipment Undergoes Modernization

    Feb 12, 2007

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has developed a new strategy to combat test equipment obsolescence by employing modern hardware and software technologies.

  • Technology Helps Soldiers Stay Close to Loved Ones

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Snail mail" is quickly becoming a thing of the past for deployed Soldiers thanks to the 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to keeping families close through video teleconferences.

  • 3-D technology transforms design process

    Feb 9, 2007

    A designer navigates high above the floor moving from room to room adding a pipe here, putting up a wall there and sprinkling the final touches on the building layout that will contribute to millions of dollars in savings.

  • Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Operational Missile Test

    Feb 9, 2007

    Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced today the successful completion of an exercise held Feb. 7 involving Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements while participating in a routine operational test of a U.S. Air Force strategic missile from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. as a "target of opportunity."

  • South Baghdad neighborhoods get water, sewer upgrade

    Feb 9, 2007

    Crews are busy installing new water mains in three small neighborhoods in south Baghdad and another contractor is just about finished repairing a major sewer collapse there.

  • Future Combat Systems Restructuring a 'Balancing Act'

    Feb 9, 2007

    The Army's Future Combat System program has been restructured as part of a "balancing act" between equipping the current force and modernizing the future force, a top Army acquisition official said yesterday.

  • America Supports You: Military Channel's 'Operation V-Day' nears

    Feb 8, 2007

    Friends and family back home will have a chance to see their servicemembers in action and hear their personal messages via video thanks to the efforts of a cable network dedicated to the military.

  • New Sea-Based Missile Defense Radar Completes Successful Journey to Alaska

    Feb 8, 2007

    Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the Sea-based X-band Radar (SBX) has successfully traveled from Hawaii to the waters of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska.

  • Chinook Simulator

    Feb 7, 2007

    Two Chinook Pilots in Germany use a simulator to train for deployment to Iraq. Michelle Michael has the story.

  • Monroe PMO 'Dumps the Pump' With New Admin Vehicle

    Feb 6, 2007

    It may not be equipped for high-speed chases or hauling in bad guys, but the new Provost Marshal Office vehicle that arrived here in late January includes one key feature that's quite remarkable.

  • Iraq Handbook / FCS Live Fire

    Feb 6, 2007

    New handbook out to help Soldiers survive Iraq; FCS gets thumbs up at first live fire.

  • Aircrews Take Iraqi and Coalition Forces Into Action

    Feb 6, 2007

    Army helicopters take Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers into battle, when speed and surprise are vital to the mission.

  • Warfighter Support Tops Modernization Spending in Budget Request

    Feb 6, 2007

    President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget request seeks to pump more money into the development of future capabilities that will support America's warfighters.

  • Army Picks Top Environmental Programs

    Feb 5, 2007

    Six installations, one team and one individual have been declared winners in the fiscal 2006 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. The awards honor the Army's top programs in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental cleanup and pollution prevention.

  • Army to Transfer M1A1 Tanks to Marine Corps

    Feb 5, 2007

    The Army will transfer 80 M1A1 Abrams tanks over the next eight months to the Marine Corps to help them replace earlier models which the Army has already upgraded.

  • Free Software / Women's Museum

    Feb 2, 2007

    Microsoft Office free to Army personnel; Women's Museum to open new exhibit recognizing the contributions of women Soldiers during the war on terror.

  • Soldiers Testing FCS Technology Give Thumbs Up

    Feb 2, 2007

    The Army completed the first live-fire exercise, Experiment 1.1, involving Future Combat Systems technologies and equipment at the Oro Grande Range at Fort Bliss, Texas, yesterday.

  • Army's Equipment 'Reset' Program Ahead of 2006 Pace

    Feb 2, 2007

    The combination of available money and around-the-clock work is enabling the Army to increase the pace of refurbishment of equipment that's damaged or worn out on the battlefields.

  • Rugged Terrain No Challenge for Riggers

    Feb 1, 2007

    Parachute riggers are making outstanding contributions to America's war on terrorism in Afghanistan. That's the word from Sgt. Maj. Mary Brown, the top enlisted soldier at Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, Quartermaster Center and School.

  • Top Personnel Official: 'Jointness' Key to Future of Military Medicine

    Feb 1, 2007

    As the military health care system transforms its governance structure, the services must work together to sustain the high quality of care servicemembers and their families receive, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.

  • DoD Official: 'Surge' Won't Leave Troops Ill-Equipped, Unprotected

    Feb 1, 2007

    "We will not send Soldiers who are improperly protected. Every Soldier will get the Army standard for force protection," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes.

  • Training Center Transformation Ensures Combat-Ready Troops

    Feb 1, 2007

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., is where Soldiers are trained to fight terrorists and insurgents in the most realistic environment imaginable.

  • Mechanics Keep Coalition Forces Moving

    Jan 31, 2007

    Mechanics from the 1st Cavalry Division are setting a quick pace and high standard for vehicle repairs here.

  • Vehicle Mechanics Keep Coalition Forces Moving

    Jan 31, 2007

    When they took over operations from the 4th Battalion Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the platoon had more than 30 vehicles in need of repair. Not only did they catch up on their own vehicles, they've taken on the job of servicing more than 700 vehicles from all the different coalition elements on the base. How do they do it' Hard work, long hours and pride in their mission.

  • ADS and GSAT Tested

    Jan 30, 2007

    Military tests non-lethal Active Denial System; Ground Situational Awareness Toolkit is tested for use in combat.

  • 14th Street Bridge in Iraq

    Jan 30, 2007

    Famous Iraqi bridge inspected for coalition and civilian use by 411th Engineer Brigade.

  • 7th Signal Brigade conducts Arctic Dragon exercise

    Jan 30, 2007

    Seventh Signal Brigade turned an empty field into an operations center during exercise Arctic Dragon, held here at Funari Barracks from Jan. 22 to 25.

  • Chinook aviators train for war, peace

    Jan 30, 2007

    Though it may be the most understated Army aircraft, the CH-47 Chinook plays an important role in combat zones and also provides humanitarian relief, according to officials.

  • Dodge the Wash

    Jan 30, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Iraqi Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division wait as U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters approach their drop zone near Mahmudiyah.

  • Air Ambulance Team Awarded for Daring Rescue

    Jan 30, 2007

    When the soldiers from the 68th Medical Company made a promise last March they may not have known what it would take to keep their word.

  • Joint Center Prepares Deploying Troops for IED Threat

    Jan 30, 2007

    As a full-time member of the opposing force at the National Training Center here, Spc. Tim Lawson is accustomed to putting troops preparing to deploy through rigors like they'll confront in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 'Homemade' tool will save $87,000 per year

    Jan 29, 2007

    A simple tool designed by an employee here has solved a frustrating problem for avionics technicians. Personnel in the Flight Control Systems Branch repair and test flight control panels used in Black Hawk helicopters. Part of the work involves removing a faceplate, which means removing several screws held in place by nuts. The branch is part of the Command, Control and Computers/Avionics Directorate's Avionics Division.

  • U.S. missile defense in Europe to counter rogue states

    Jan 29, 2007

    Missile defense assets the United States is planning to base in Eastern Europe will be aimed at countering threats posed by rogue nations, such as Iran, and will not pose a threat to allies in the region, a senior defense official said here yesterday.

  • Female combat medics earn respect from Afghan Army

    Jan 29, 2007

    Both women have earned Combat Medical Badges because of their work under fire. They drive armored Humvees for the embedded trainers assigned to the 3rd Kandak during patrols and provide medical support to the ANA, Afghan police, U.S. military personnel and civilians.

  • Product Manager for Intelligent Munitions System receives charter

    Jan 29, 2007

    "IMS is an integral part of the Future Combat System. It combines detailed battlefield intelligence with precision munitions so our forces can precisely attack light-wheeled and heavy-tracked vehicles as well as enemy personnel," said Winbush, explaining that multiple units can be networked to expand the area of force protection and battle space shaping in both tactical and urban terrain.

  • Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place Off Hawaii

    Jan 29, 2007

    A planned intercept test for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense element was successfully conducted today at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.

  • Medics Administer Aid to Nearby Villages

    Jan 29, 2007

    Iraqi citizens stood in line holding their numbered tickets, and children trudged barefoot through the cold, ankle-deep mud anticipating a chance to be seen by U.S. and Iraqi doctors.

  • Nonlethal method of repelling enemy

    Jan 26, 2007

    The Active Denial System is designed to engage and repel human targets by projecting a beam of energy that creates an intolerable heating sensation on the skin, said Tech. Sgt. John DeLaCerda, the NCO in charge of the 820th SFG advanced technologies section.

  • Unsung Signal Soldiers Keep Commando Brigade Connected

    Jan 26, 2007

    During the Revolutionary War, dispatches from Gen. Washington, about three a day, were "gloomy to the point of despair," said members of Congress. But the dispatches came through by couriers and turned the tide of the war.

  • War Game Encourages Interagency Teamwork

    Jan 26, 2007

    Military and other government decision makers are working this week to determine how best to use the government's powers to defeat an insurgency.

  • New Technology Expands Military's Combat Capability

    Jan 25, 2007

    A new system will allow troops to identify possible enemy firing locations by tracking where shots are coming from.

  • Preparing for War

    Jan 25, 2007

    Paratroopers from C Co, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, sharpen their skills in Kuwait in preparation for possible deployment to Iraq.

  • Iraq Electrical Grid gets a Boost

    Jan 25, 2007

    The $31.2 million rehabilitation and expansion of a 400kV/132kV substation, along with the five feeders in the Diyala Province, will provide a more reliable power source for more than 63,000 people.

  • DNA Registry Unlocks Key to Fallen Servicemembers' Identities

    Jan 25, 2007

    Deep within a nondescript warehouse in this Washington suburb lie millions of blood-smeared cardboard cards that hold the key to every servicemember's unique personal identity, captured in DNA.

  • DoD, VA Announce Plans for Joint Inpatient Record System

    Jan 25, 2007

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have announced plans for a common inpatient electronic health-record system.

  • Service Member Videos

    Jan 24, 2007

    Service members send in videos for a Military Channel special; Tactical Knowledge on TILT.

  • Workers restore 1,000 vans and shelters

    Jan 24, 2007

    Tobyhanna employees have restored more than 1,000 electronics repair shelters and vans to like-new condition through the Army's Electronic Shop Van (ESV) Recapitalization Program.

  • Corps' Field Force Engineering tools inventoried, maintained at TAC

    Jan 24, 2007

    Since the mid 1990s, the Corps of Engineers' Forward Engineer Support Teams (FESTs) have deployed into theater as advance (FEST-A) and main (FEST-M) teams for Army operations as part of the Field Force Engineering (FFE) doctrine. In tow are their tools of the trade: a myriad of laptop computers, cameras, global positioning systems, satellite phones and local area network systems that allow teams to complete complex engineering, design and contracting duties in somewhat austere environments.

  • Engineer Shop has what it takes to get the job done

    Jan 24, 2007

    An engineer shop's tool box and work area are only as good as the Soldiers who put them to use on the job. Soldiers in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Headquarters and Headquarters Company's Motor Pool Engineer Shop prove they are up to the task every day.

  • Secretary of the Army makes first visit to Fort Huachuca

    Jan 23, 2007

    The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Francis Harvey visited Fort Huachuca Jan. 11 to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Army Signal Command and the U.S. Army Garrison here. Harvey also told the Soldiers about advances being made to help protect the Soldiers traveling in Humvees. Modifications ranged from a new door design to a V-shaped plate on the bottom of the vehicle to divert incendiary explosive device blasts outward and away from the occupants.

  • Battling in Cyberspace

    Jan 22, 2007

    The battlefield is going virtual. Petty Officer Joe Ebalo tells us how Soldiers in Vicenza, Italy are using a video game for more than just recreational use.

  • Keeping Comms

    Jan 22, 2007

    Every Soldier plays an important role in the war on terror. SGT Jesse Granger is with one Soldier in Baghdad whose proving everyday that communication is the key to winning it.

  • Military Channel Broadcasting Servicemembers' Stories

    Jan 22, 2007

    The Military Channel is asking servicemembers across the armed forces to submit videotaped stories about their service in the global war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company officials said.

  • Mechanics Put Armor Between Troops, Enemies

    Jan 22, 2007

    For Soldiers traversing the streets of Baghdad, there is no such thing as too much protection. Whether it's safety in numbers, cover from enemy fire or even armor on their vehicles, Soldiers who routinely serve outside the wire have an insatiable appetite for life-saving commodities.

  • Flight Surgeon in Iraq Treats Injured Local Child

    Jan 19, 2007

    As a flight surgeon in a combat environment, though, his chances for working with anyone other than the troopers under his care seemed slim. That is, until a young boy named Ibrahim arrived at the front gate of Forward Operating Base Sykes, near Tal Afar, Iraq, seeking medical attention.

  • Army Engineers Work to Improve Iraq's Oil Export

    Jan 19, 2007

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working on various projects to ramp up oil production for the new democratic country and help improve Iraq's economy.

  • Fort Jackson Training Prepares Soldiers for Today's War

    Jan 19, 2007

    Learning to clear a building of insurgents and enemy combatants is an essential skill all Soldiers must master to survive in today's War on Terror.

  • Medical experts meet, share ideas

    Jan 19, 2007

    Dozens of division and force surgeons, hospital commanders, other medical unit commanders and medics traveled from throughout theater to Camp Victory for the first Multi-National Corps-Iraq Surgeon's Conference of the year Jan. 7-9.

  • Crew chiefs keep Kiowas in air

    Jan 18, 2007

    Troops on the ground are much more comfortable carrying out their mission with the protection provided by helicopters in the air. Those helicopters would never launch, however, without the skilled hands of the "silent warriors" who keep them in the air.

  • Robust Support for Military Families On-Going

    Jan 18, 2007

    Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez stated at a meeting Thursday with military and community support organizations, "As additional forces deploy in support of the new strategies in Iraq, programs and policies at home will immediately respond to the needs of families. These families will need grassroots support as many are National Guard and Reserve and are distributed across many states rather than on or near military installations."

  • Iraqi Neighborhood Chosen for Renovation

    Jan 18, 2007

    The unit is proposing a $4 million renovation project that includes installing an underground sewage system with connections to each house in the area, drain culverts, sidewalks and paved roads.

  • Javelin Live Fire

    Jan 17, 2007

    When paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team need to knock out armored vehicles they rely on the Javelin.

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive combat training from renowned UFC fighter

    Jan 17, 2007

    On Pearl Harbor Day, BJ Penn, voted one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever by Elite Fighter magazine, gave his own time and expertise to some Green Berets at Fort Lewis, Wa. simply because he wanted to contribute to the war on terror. At his own expense and with his younger brother Reagan, also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, in tow, BJ spent two days with the 1st Special Forces Group sharing his vast knowledge of submission grappling, twice.

  • Installation aims to meet Army recycling goals

    Jan 17, 2007

    Fort McCoy is looking at ways to increase and intensify its recycling efforts so the installation can strive to meet the Department of the Army goal of recycling 40 percent of its solid waste stream.

  • 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.

  • Volunteers Spark Warmth at Burn Center

    Jan 16, 2007

    Troops deployed to Afghanistan give there off time to help local burn victims.

  • DOD releases results of 2005 health-related behaviors survey

    Jan 16, 2007

    The Department of Defense announced results Jan. 12 of its "2005 Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel." The findings show notable decreases in the use of cigarettes and illegal drugs since initiation of the surveys in 1980 and progress toward meeting selected Healthy People 2010 objectives.

  • Kentucky Guard Unit Checks Air Quality at Derailment Site

    Jan 16, 2007

    A special team of National Guardsmen is conducting an environmental survey at the site of a train derailment that occurred this morning in Brooks, Ky.

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