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  • IOTQ winner moving on up -- IOTY

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Instructor of the Year Award will be presented to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak, Company D, 2-13th Aviation, common core instructor, on Friday at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • USAICoE drives learning to tactical edge

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A collaborative effort to fundamentally redesign institutional training is underway, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, Fort Huachuca, is playing a critical role.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 13 December 1941

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, was established in 1917 to provide counterespionage support to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The first 50 agents who reported to France performed security and counter-espionage work, as well as investigative work for the Criminal Investigative Division.

  • AAAA recognizes Tomahawks, Aviators

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Rucker honored several Aviators at the Landing for exceptional performance at the Army Aviation Association of America social Dec. 6. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment were recognized for their hard work in organizing the annual Chili 5k and Cook-off and two Soldiers were bestowed the Order of St. Michael award in silver and bronze.

  • Course offers different strokes

    Dec 13, 2012

    Many would argue that there is no such thing as too much recreation, and Fort Rucker is adding to its repertoire of recreational activities with the addition of a new flying disc course at Beaver Lake.

  • Fires Center of Excellence names Instructors of Year

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill recognized eight instructors of the year during a ceremony Dec. 11 at Snow Hall's Kerwin Auditorium.

  • Leaders meet at Fort Sill to discuss unmanned aerial system threats

    Dec 13, 2012

    How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting, Dec. 5-6, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Paladin Soldiers perfect live-fire abilities

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery fine turned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin Dec. 4 during a battalion-level certification and live-fire exercise at Fort Sill.

  • Candlelight stroll illuminates historic Fort Sill

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (13 Dec. 2012) -- The fort museums' staffs and volunteers conducted it's annual candlelight stroll Dec. 9, around the historic Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Gen. Austin meets with a Soldier at the Center For Intrepid

    Dec 12, 2012

    Gen. Lloyd J. Austin meets with a Soldier at the Center For Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Elite Snipers Unite for Competition

    Dec 12, 2012

    Thirty-two of the world's best snipers met at Fort Bragg, N.C. to face off in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Sniper Competition, Dec. 2-6.

  • Army G4 visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Dec 11, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.

  • New, longer Warrior Leader Course to launch with shorter days, land nav returns

    Dec 11, 2012

    When implemented Army-wide in January, the Warrior Leader Course will be a little bit longer and a little bit better, said the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Commandant Command Sgt. Maj. Rory L. Malloy.

  • Fort Jackson stages realistic 'active shooter' exercise

    Dec 10, 2012

    There wasn't much color in the building to begin with, but the gunsmoke coated everything in a cataract haze. Specks of gunpowder floated in the air and screams echoed through the halls. A woman's voice on the public address system warned that an active shooter was on the premises. The sounds of gunfire punctuated her warnings.

  • Command's top enlisted leader accepts new challenge

    Dec 10, 2012

    For the first time in six years, Cadet Command has a new top enlisted leader. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard has spent much of his first few months on the job learning the command and visiting with America's future leaders. He likes what he sees.

  • CASCOM CG lights up the holiday season

    Dec 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, is assisted by his wife, Denise, and Spc. Willie J. Rodgers III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee, in pulling the levers to light the Fort Lee holiday tree Dec. 6.

  • Army looks at challenges of transition through 2020 and beyond

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Army is undergoing a transition from a force primarily focused on execution of combat operations to one preparing for a complex future, and Unified Quest, the Army chief of staff's Title 10 wargame, will examine some of the challenges of this future operating environment.

  • Fort Lee's 217th MPs open new facility

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- The 217th Military Police Detachment here traces its roots to World War II when its earliest predecessor, the 317th Military Police Escort Guard Section, was formed. One of the throwbacks to that period of its history is the 1940s-era building the unit has occupied since it was activated at Fort Lee on June 16, 2000. But now, that's a thing of the past as well … literally.

  • New system untethers Soldiers from demo charge

    Dec 6, 2012

    Remote Activation Munitions System allows combat engineers to have greater standoff from explosions.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers head east to help with hurricane aftermath

    Dec 6, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood answered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for help.

  • Aviation hero speaks with Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    In the war on terrorism where the enemy does not wear a uniform, and women and children are used as decoys or sacrifices, the knowledge and experience of a retired Vietnam colonel who fought and survived a guerrilla war is invaluable to Soldiers.

  • Award Ceremony in honor of U.S. Army NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year

    Dec 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents the Army Commendation Medal to Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna and Sgt. Saral Shrestha, the U.S. Army NCO and Soldier of the Year, during an award ceremony in his office at the Pentagon, Va. Dec. 3, 2012.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 6 December 1941

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 13 Dec 1941

    Dec 4, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) was established in 1917 to provide Counter espionage support to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

  • 70 years of service honored

    Dec 4, 2012

    Rocco "Rocky" Caponigro was recognized for 70 years of service to the country Nov. 21. The World War II veteran was presented the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medallion of Excellence by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during a ceremony at the Cardinal Golf Club.

  • Credentialing program helps service members excel

    Dec 4, 2012

    The command is helping to increase opportunities for sustainment Soldiers by developing credentialing programs for 27 of its 57 military occupational specialties. One of the ways CASCOM is supporting professional credentialing of its service members is through the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • Simulation teaches collection asset management, situational order of battle, symbology analysis

    Nov 29, 2012

    As the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence continues its campaign to build a more effective and efficient future force, its Learning Innovation Office, or LIO, is responding to the call to action by developing adaptable interactive multimedia instruction.

  • The TBI Culture Change Forum

    Nov 29, 2012

  • 75th Fires Brigade leads combined arms exercise

    Nov 29, 2012

    The 75th Fires Brigade tested this theory as it underwent a brigade-level field training exercise Oct. 29 through Nov. 8, here.

  • New reference guide highlights training basics

    Nov 29, 2012

    The first few weeks of Basic Combat Training can be disorienting for new Soldiers. If changes in environment and responsibilities weren't confusing enough, there's also a battery of new skills and disciplines to be learned in a short amount of time.

  • Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today's intelligence

    Nov 27, 2012

    To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

  • U.S. Army Small Arms Championships slated for January

    Nov 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Ga., will host the 2013 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, Jan 28 - Feb. 8, 2013.

  • More ROTC programs using computer gaming

    Nov 27, 2012

    The number of ROTC programs using the Army's flagship gaming engine more than doubled this year and looks to increase even more next year. The engine -- called Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) -- helps prepare Soldiers for numerous warfighting tasks.

  • U.S. Army CID Pleads with Public, Warns Against Romance Scams, Female victims being cyber-robbed dai

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud - especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Soldiers take challenge in explosive ordnance disposal testing

    Nov 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 20, 2012) -- The Ordnance School's 89D, or Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, is in its second year at Fort Lee after relocating here from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. As is the case with many relocations, instructors and administrators continually tweak the curriculum to ensure the students are receiving the maximum benefit. The latest improvement came last week when the end-of-the-course portion dubbed EOD Challenge was moved from the Ordnance Campus to Training Area 23, located just off A Avenue adjacent to the Defense Contract Management Agency. The new training site boasts a larger, more secluded area to conduct the nine-station EOD Challenge. Fifteen students underwent the testing.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 25 Nov 1925

    Nov 21, 2012

    The 525th MI Group Deployed to Vietnam

  • Army chief of operations visits TRADOC

    Nov 21, 2012

    Lt. Gen. John Campbell, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff G-3/5/7, traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va., Nov. 15 to meet with command leadership and get a firsthand look at the hands-on training TRADOC students receive.

  • Fair educates Wounded Warriors for future

    Nov 21, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As part of the observance of Wounded Warrior Care Month in November, the Fort Sill Education Services Division hosted an education fair Nov. 8 at Truman Center to provide information for Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers.

  • USAREC 1SG OF THE YEAR 2012 -- 1SG Jonathan D. Jackson

    Nov 21, 2012

    USAREC First Sergeant of the Year 2012, 1SG Jonathan Jackson, Gainesville Company, Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion

  • Ordnance welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Nov 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsiblity ceremony Nov. 16.

  • 2 West Point cadets named Rhodes scholars

    Nov 20, 2012

    Two U.S. Military Academy seniors were named Rhodes scholars and will join 30 other American representatives at the University of Oxford in 2013 to pursue a master's degree in their chosen field of study.

  • Fort Huachuca chooses 'the best'

    Nov 20, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Last week, 11 of Fort Huachuca's top Soldiers competed for the title of Fort Huachuca's 'Best Warriors' of 2012.

  • November-December Recruiter Journal Now Online

    Nov 19, 2012

    In this issue: Forging America's Strength: FY13 Priorities, Army Reserve Recruiting TTPs, Market Share Explained - Part 1, Safeguarding PII, USAREC Makes Skilled Linguist Mission for 1st Time, Indiana Recruiters Implement Shipper Ceremony, Nashville NCOs Run Boot Camp for Teachers, Raleigh NCOs compete in Fitness Challenge, and more.

  • Kansas City Chiefs show appreciation for military with game, events on field

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 50 in all, shared the unique opportunity of re-enlisting on the playing field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs military appreciation game, Nov. 18, 2012.

  • USAMU takes first in sniper competition

    Nov 16, 2012

    A first-place plaque inscribed with the phrase "12th annual International Sniper Competition" was awarded Nov. 7 to Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit duo who beat out 35 teams to take the top title in the open class at this year's event, held Nov. 2-5 on Fort Benning.

  • Videos added to teach AARs and ROC Drills

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Army Training Network (ATN) has added two new videos to train Soldiers and develop Army leaders. One video demonstrates how to conduct an After Action Review (AAR), and another shows how to conduct a Rehearsal of Concept drill, or ROC drill.

  • Prescribed burns maintain training lands

    Nov 16, 2012

    A prescribed fire is a planned fire used as a management tool by many area landowners. Each year, Fort Benning's Land Management Branch burns approximately 30,000 acres of Fort Benning training lands using prescribed fire methods.

  • "Iron Brigade" soldiers get fired up at shoot house during NIE

    Nov 16, 2012

    During the rigorous weeks of training in support of the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Fort Bliss, soldiers were responsible for assessing modernized equipment that would mature the army's tactical network and further improve the future of the U.S. Army.

  • Marksmanship academy shows Army's adaptability

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Eagle Marksmanship Academy at Fort Campbell, Ky., is a train-the-trainer program the Sabalauski Air Assault School offers to teach leaders how to coach and mentor Soldiers on marksmanship.

  • Teams visit posts to teach unit training management skills and knowledge

    Nov 16, 2012

    Mobile Training Teams will visit nine posts across the Army to teach training managers and trainers how to plan, prepare, execute and assess unit training.

  • Panthers visit post

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Army training for DATE with hybrid threats

    Nov 14, 2012

    Last month, about 1,200 Soldiers parachuted into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to participate in a "Decisive Action Training Environment" exercise meant to prepare them for the hybrid threats the Army will likely face as it shifts away from engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson attended grand opening of the new Soldiers Experience exhibit at USAHEC

    Nov 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, TRADOC Deputy Commanding General, attended the grand opening of the new Soldiers Experience exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center today.

  • 'Soldiers Experience' gallery opens at Carlisle Barracks

    Nov 14, 2012

    The Soldiers Experience exhibit -- a 7,000-square foot gallery -- opened Nov. 9, 2012, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa..

  • Bravo Company nabs inaugural Maintainer's Cup at Fort Lee

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 14, 2012) -- A new tradition was born here during the early morning hours of Nov. 3.

  • Army Strong

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David K. MacEwen, commanding general of the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., enlists 171 Soldiers into the armed forces during a football game Nov. 8.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. Nov 1921

    Nov 8, 2012

    Concerned about large-scale ship-building programs in the US, Great Britain, and Japan following World War I, US President Warren G. Harding organized the Washington Naval Conference in late 1921. The conference was held in Washington DC and nine nations attended. Harding's goal was to establish limits on the number and tonnage of warships of each nation. In addition to concerns of a naval arms race, Harding and other nations were concerned about Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

  • TRADOC commanding general visits Fort Sill

    Nov 8, 2012

  • Daring Warrior continues tradition of excellence

    Nov 8, 2012

  • One Army School System increases training effectiveness, capacity

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army readiness is the key objective of the One Army School System, a system that establishes common standards for individual training and maximizes the opportunities for active duty soldiers to train at Reserve or National Guard courses, and vice versa.

  • Two trainees share MOS, platoon, DNA

    Nov 5, 2012

    Pfc. Austin and Pfc. Zachary Conn have done everything together since the day they were born: Feb. 20, 1993. Nineteen years and four months later they enlisted together in the Army National Guard, and most recently, the pair completed nine weeks of basic training on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Ga. -- always side by side.

  • Army adapting to face 'deep future' threats

    Nov 5, 2012

    During the recent 2012 Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, members of the Institute of Land Warfare's "Thinking Past Tomorrow -- Where is the Army Going?" panel described the Army of the future, with a focus on the concepts and capabilities needed to meet future unknown threats.

  • USAMU Olympians hailed in nation's Capitol

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made the rounds in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-24, 2012, talking about their summer and helping inspire Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed camp for junior shooters

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 26-28, 2012, for the Fifth-Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic at Krilling Range.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • TRADOC deputy chief of staff recognizes knowledge management interns at ODU

    Oct 31, 2012

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Four interns received recognition awards from Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's deputy chief of staff during their graduation from the Army-sponsored Agile Knowledge Management Training program at Old Dominion University, Oct. 17.

  • New Warrior Leader Course to begin in January

    Oct 31, 2012

    Preparing Soldiers for the Army of 2020 means restructuring a critical link in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System chain that prepares Soldiers for future leadership -- the Warrior Leader Course.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 1 Nov 1941

    Oct 26, 2012

    Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco 1 November 1941.

  • West Point cadets compete to earn slots at top-class training programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 300 U.S. Military Academy cadets endured a rigorous day-long selection process Oct. 20, 2012, all in the hopes of securing the best military training opportunity next summer.

  • Former undercover cop discusses PTSD

    Oct 25, 2012

    Bob Delaney, NBA referee and former undercover police officer, spoke to Soldiers, Families and civilians on post-traumatic stress at the post theater during his visit to Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24.

  • Medics lend skills to Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Odierno visits Fort Jackson

    Oct 25, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Fort Jackson Oct. 25.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • Iraqi officer trains at MCoE

    Oct 24, 2012

    When the Maneuver Center of Excellence provides training to soldiers from partner countries, it's not just international students who benefit. For military on both sides, it's a learning experience, said Maj. Manny Acosta, who has been instructing both foreign and American military for almost two years with the Maneuver Captains Career Course. "American Soldiers see everything through American eyes," he said. "The international soldiers see things a little differently. When we get their point of view on an operation we planned or a vignette we're discussing, they bring a whole different perspective." A Special Forces Soldier who also speaks Arabic, Acosta is currently a small group instructor for an Iraqi captain whose name is omitted for security reasons. Acosta said the student has been able to provide insightful feedback during tactical discussions in the classroom.

  • Versatility critical to future Army capabilities

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond. During the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the value of both adaptability and versatility as the Army focuses on this critical transition period.

  • October is National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 24, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army, and the 2012 theme is "Redefining Strength -- Get Screened, Seek Care." Oct. 11 was "National Depression Screening Day" and was recognized across the United States. Education was spread on the signs and symptoms of depression. Free behavioral health screenings were available as well.

  • Quartermasters support legal training

    Oct 24, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. - Brig. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School commandant, and Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, sign a memorandum of agreement Oct. 24 supporting advanced individual training students attending the paralegal specialists course.

  • U.S. Army Women's Museum to be featured in documentary

    Oct 24, 2012

    History came alive Oct. 23, as the U.S. Army Women's Museum participated in a documentary highlighting the service of women in the armed forces.

  • CASCOM employee receives Superior Civilian Service Award

    Oct 22, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented Terry Moody, CASCOM G8 (Resource Management) management and manpower division chief, the Superior Civilian Service Award Oct. 10.

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Cadet Command deputy: Army-HACU partnership making process, but more to do

    Oct 22, 2012

    U.S. Army Cadet Command, which is the largest provider of college scholarships in America, awarded $29 million in benefits to Hispanic-serving institutions over the last five years.

  • Iron scouts train at NIE 13.1

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Infantrymen get first dose of urban ops

    Oct 19, 2012

    Urban operations -- for Infantrymen, it's a foundational skill they'll use frequently throughout their careers. For the 210 Infantrymen in F Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, it's the newest skill they've learned. Spc. Matthew Batzel, who chose the Special Forces Enlistment Option when he joined the Army, said the realistic urban operations training helped him feel more ready to fill his role as a Soldier. "We haven't done anything quite like this yet," he said. "This is the exciting stuff. This is why a lot of people joined. The little things are starting to make sense -- why we do certain things. I definitely feel more comfortable becoming a Soldier."

  • Medics on the move: NIE Soldiers receive healthcare in the field

    Oct 19, 2012

    The medics of Company C, also known as the Cobras, provide medical support to Soldiers in the most remote desert locations of El Paso, Texas, and Dona Ana, N.M., during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 27 October 1983

    Oct 19, 2012

    Twenty-nine years ago this week, twenty-three technical intelligence (TECHINT) analysts from the 513th Military Intelligence Group deployed to the Caribbean Island of Grenada in support of Operation URGENT FURY.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition NCO and Soldier Board

    Oct 18, 2012

    On the final day of the 2012 U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition, the competing Soldiers will appear before an NCO or Soldier board comprised of sergeants major from 12 different commands throughout the Army. The Oct. 18 board is taking place at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Aviation spouses soar, earn wings

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fifty-nine women and one man earned their Aviator wings Oct. 12 after successfully completing Aviation Spouse Day on Fort Rucker.

  • Days tell of Fort Sill Frontier Army story

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The post hosted its annual Frontier Army Days Oct. 13-14, which depicted Army life in 1869, when the fort was founded.

  • Best Warrior contestants appear before Army's senior noncommissioned officers

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 18, 2012) -- Soldiers of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition exhibited nervousness, anticipation and a wide range of other emotions in preparation for the final Best Warrior event: the board appearance. Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presided over the panel that included the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition APFT

    Oct 17, 2012

    Day two of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition started with a 5 a.m. Army Physical Fitness Test at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Thousands of AIT students cheered for the 24 competitors as they completed the pushup, sit-up and 2-mile run events.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition APFT

    Oct 17, 2012

    Day two of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition started with a 5 a.m. Army Physical Fitness Test at Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, Va. Thousands of AIT students cheered for the 24 competitors as they completed the pushup, sit-up and 2-mile run events.

  • Final FTX of BCT

    Oct 17, 2012

    In week nine, Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment wrapped up Basic Combat Training with a demanding final exercise, then ended the week on a high -- a Rite of Passage ceremony where they were welcomed to the U.S. Army, officially obtaining the title of Soldier.

  • Army Reserve fills vacant female drill sergeant jobs

    Oct 17, 2012

    When Fort Leonard Wood found itself short on female drill sergeants, they turned to the one Army organization that could help -- the Army Reserve. To help fill the vacancies, 20 Army Reserve female drill sergeants will be on post for the next six months. They will be distributed across the Engineer, Military Police and Chemical Brigades as needed.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department hosts open house

    Oct 17, 2012

    To celebrate Fire Prevention Week, the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department capped the annual week of safety education by hosting an open house at Fire Station No. 1 on Oct. 13.

  • Fort Jackson training new Soldiers with Virtual Battlespace 2 simulator

    Oct 16, 2012

    A Fort Jackson, S.C., battalion is piloting a new training tool that will look familiar to many new Soldiers. Virtual Battlespace 2 offers battlefield simulations that allow instructors to create new scenarios and engage the simulation from multiple viewpoints.

  • Cadet Command exceeds commissioning mission

    Oct 16, 2012

    For the second consecutive year Army ROTC has exceeded its Department of the Army-assigned mission.

  • Best Warriors test land navigation skills

    Oct 16, 2012

    Twenty four of the Army's Soldiers began the second day of 2012 Best Warrior Competition with a written examination, followed by a day land navigation event, uniform preparation and night urban orienteering. The day navigation event was arguably the highlight of the day. Soldiers were required to use a compass, map and protractor in locating five points within a three-hour period. The traditional land navigation event has not been included in Best Warrior since 2008.

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