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  • AUSA picnic hosts 90 Soldiers

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • 1-58th AOB welcomes new 'Guardian'

    Aug 24, 2009

    During a change of command ceremony Friday at Howze Field, 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB) Soldiers welcomed incoming Commander Lt. Col. Thomas G. Moore.

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Fires Center of Excellence has patching ceremony

    Aug 21, 2009

    The HQ detachment of the FCOE has a patching ceremony

  • NTC adapts to changing threat, looks to challenge rotational units with hybrid warfare

    Aug 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently validated the new Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Fort Irwin, Calif. The MIBN is designed to represent the future of combat, the hybrid threat. Hybrid threats combine conventional forces along with insurgency operations.

  • National Airborne Day marks first jump in 1940

    Aug 21, 2009

    The 69th National Airborne Day was celebrated by more than 2,000 guests at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Dive into scuba

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Seventy-five percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and even the nearby watering hole, add up to millions of miles of underwater adventures for scuba diving enthusiasts. Become a recreational diver and you can see the world you've been missing that's located literally beneath your feet.

  • Post celebrates achievements of Airborne test platoon

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "I want to do that," said 2-year-old Kaden Perkins as he watched a Silver Wings parachutist glide through the air carrying the American flag above Eubanks Field.

  • CSU hosts leadership forum

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - GEN David Petraeus and GEN(R) Colin Powell will headline the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus State University.

  • Ham: Infantry-Armor merger 'makes perfect sense'

    Aug 20, 2009

    When the top U.S. general in Europe - a 33-year Army veteran with longtime ties to Fort Benning - first heard the Infantry and Armor schools would merge here into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said his reaction was mixed.

  • Top NCOs, Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Some of the Army's finest noncommissioned officers and Soldiers came to Fort Benning to compete for the title of Best Warrior during the third annual National Guard Best Warrior Competition Aug. 1-4. The competition tested participants on a wide variety of Soldier tasks in a nearly nonstop barrage of events. They zeroed and sighted weapons, went on a 12-mile ruck march, completed first-aid tasks, took the Army Physical Fitness Test and Combat Water Survival Test, completed a land navigation course and participated in combatives. The competition also included a written exam, and essay writing and uniform inspection tests.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • TRADOC knowledge management victories part of bigger picture

    Aug 20, 2009

    Imagine trying to fight a war as a leader when your intelligence assets don't share what they gather, possibly leading to a catastrophic event. Thus the importance of Army Knowledge Management efforts, which synchronize and share individual insights and experiences to create knowledge, and in which U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leads the way.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • TRADOC spouses learn about making healthy decisions for self, family

    Aug 20, 2009

    Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Williams and Christopher Kusmiesz from the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute delivered a presentation to TRADOC spouses emphasizing health concerns and how to make healthy decisions everyday during the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference here on Wednesday.

  • 2-60th family fun

    Aug 20, 2009

    Issael Gil, 5, does a set of push-ups while his mother, Staff Sgt. Katherine Santana, looks on.

  • Assuming responsibility

    Aug 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl Greene accepts responsibility as 187th Ordnance Battalion command sergeant major from Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey during a ceremony Aug.12.

  • BCT strengthens twins' fireproof bond

    Aug 20, 2009

    Growing up in a small town north of Chicago, brothers Brian and Corey Vaughn did nearly everything together.

  • Close combat training

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment learn close combat moves Monday.

  • Educator outlines women's progress

    Aug 20, 2009

    Dreher High School principal Jeanne Stiglbauer celebrated the achievements of women with Fort Jackson leadership at the post's annual Women's Equality Day luncheon. The Columbia educator also called for women to push for more progress.

  • Gymnast-turned-Soldier carries comrades to safety

    Aug 20, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. John Baker Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, embodies the Soldiers Creed: Never accept defeat, never quit, never leave a fallen comrade.

  • Johnson: 'Always try to improve'

    Aug 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson said he has met some memorable people in his 11 years in the Army, but none of them as memorable as his first squad leader.

  • Master plan: Leaders outline progress of key initiatives

    Aug 20, 2009

    Five months after Fort Jackson leadership introduced the installation's campaign plan, senior leaders touted the plan's progress during an offsite meeting at the Columbia Museum of Art last week.

  • New U.S. citizens

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers take the oath of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Tuesday at the Post Conference Room.

  • Shopping for school

    Aug 20, 2009

    Kimber Bell does some back-to-school shopping Monday with her 9-year-old son Oni and 6-year-old daughter Luri at Fort Jackson's Main PX.

  • They're our backbone, not just this year

    Aug 20, 2009

    As you know, for the past eight months, the Army has been observing the Year of the NCO. There have been a number of historic news events across the Army during the course of the year, dealing directly with NCO accomplishments.

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Looking at the past to forge a better future

    Aug 18, 2009

    Leader development is the top priority of Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. On the first day of the TRADOC Senior Leader Conference in Gettysburg, the senior leaders of TRADOC took a staff ride of the Gettysburg battlefield to look back at how Generals Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States and U.S Federal Army Gen. George G. Meade worked through the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • Screaming Eagles participate in "Run and Shoot" event

    Aug 18, 2009

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division participate in an endurance and marksmanship competition.

  • TRADOC conference welcomes bloggers, journalists

    Aug 18, 2009

    For the first time, bloggers and journalists are attending the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's semi-annual TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference (TSLC) in Gettysburg, Pa. from Aug. 18 to 20.

  • The moment I realized that I was actually going to war

    Aug 18, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - I can remember how miserable I was at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., as the cold winter of January 2007 did everything it could to paralyze me. No matter how many layers of clothes I put on, how long I tried to stand by the portable heaters or how many times I told myself to "Soldier up", I didn't feel any better about the below zero temperature. Still, I knew that NTC was my step before I deployed to Iraq and I wanted to make sure I was ready.

  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

    Hundreds of individuals and dozens of area businesses participated in the Homes for Troops project to benefit the Wallace family.

  • Army Field Band senior leader says goodbye after 34 years of service

    Aug 18, 2009

    After 34 years of service, senior leader and first Command Sgt. Maj. of The United States Army Field Band, Command Sgt. Maj. David W. Keller, retires.

  • Servicemembers risk permanent damage if they ignore hearing protection

    Aug 18, 2009

    According to Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an Ear, Nose and Throat technician at Bagram Airfield, more than 50 percent of the patients seen in the ENT walk-in clinics are there for hearing related issues.

  • Army retiree promotes diversity, respect

    Aug 17, 2009

    Army retiree returns to military to give 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Army Reserve Soldiers, a seminar on diversity and respect.

  • Soldier wins gold at World Championships

    Aug 17, 2009

    Spc. Vincent Hancock, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, reigned over the entire field of competitors Sunday and won the gold medal in Men's Skeet at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The victory came exactly one year to the day when Hancock won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

  • Veteran Continues Service with Fort Lee Police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. Herlinda Rios loved the Army, loved developing and leading Soldiers and loved being part of something bigger than herself. Rios suffered injuries during the Global War on Terrorism and ended up in the Warriors in Transition Unit at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. After her recovery, she became a military police officer at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee: A Post in Transformation

    Aug 17, 2009

    This is an update on Fort Lee development under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision.

  • Talking Management: Leadership message from a four-star general

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Soldiers, civilians train on new IED simulators

    Aug 14, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from 19 different installations and facilities all over the country came to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in late July to learn how to use the latest in improvised explosive device simulation devices.

  • Spotlight NCO: U.S. Army Alaska small group leader puts stamp on WLC students

    Aug 14, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Hendrix is a small group leader (SGL) at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he helps groom tomorrow's leaders as part of the cadre of instructors who lead the Warrior Leader Course (WLC). He thinks the top factors that make him stand out as an NCO are his dedication to the Army and the drive for the success of his mission.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • CECOM LCMC CG to Keynote at Pre-LandWarNet Commercial Satellite Users' Conference

    Aug 14, 2009

    The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Major General Randolph P. Strong, Commanding General of CECOM LCMC, Fort Monmouth, NJ, will keynote the 2nd Army Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, held on Monday, August 17th, 2009, the pre-day of the LandWarNet 2009 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Arctic MP NCOs lead team into Warrior Police Challenge

    Aug 14, 2009

    Nine U.S. Army Alaska military police officers were physically and mentally put to the test Aug. 6 - 7 at Fort Richardson during tryouts for the Warrior Police Challenge.

  • Soldiers learn proper way to stab their battle buddy

    Aug 14, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Golden Cargo at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently enhanced their combat preparedness by taking the Combat life Saver Course conducted by the MCAAP fire department.A,A

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • Firefighters earn Army applause

    Aug 14, 2009

    Fort Rucker community members can take comfort in knowing their firefighting force is top notch. Four Fort Rucker and 6th Military Police Detachment - Fire Protection Division (FPD) firefighters recently earned Army and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Southeast awards for heroism and excellence.

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy shifts focus of curriculum

    Aug 14, 2009

    The 60th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy began nine months of instruction last week with a redesigned curriculum to reflect today's military.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Unauthorized gear risky to Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Soldiers are putting themselves at risk by using unauthorized ballistic protection and body armor. That's the message the Army is passing down to troops this week following reports of Soldiers buying protective gear from unapproved sources.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Program links post, disabled college students

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Fort Benning got a boost this summer from a Department of Labor effort aimed at providing disabled college students with meaningful employment, officials said.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

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  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • Ceremony honors forgotten vets of 'Operation Dragoon'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Thirty World War II veterans from across the country traveled to Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 5, for the first formal U.S. ceremony honoring veterans who participated in Operation Dragoon, the allied invasion of Southern France in August of 1944.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Army transporters: In it for the long haul

    Aug 13, 2009

    Working long hours with little recuperation time is often the life of a transporter. Army transporters during Golden Cargo annual training welcomed the training and experience- because they are in it for the long haul.

  • USAMU Soldier takes silver at Worlds

    Aug 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal today in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The U.S. team consisting of three USAMU Soldiers won the team gold medal and broke a world record.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers train C-RAM sailors

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fort Sill trains sailors on the use of the C-RAM gun

  • DoD logistics information system transfers to CECOM software center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT LEE, Va. - It will be a bit of a homecoming when sustainment and system management responsibilities for one of the Department of Defense's primary logistics information systems transfer this fall from an Army systems acquisitions organization to one dedicated to life-cycle sustainment.

  • Mechanics keep everything in motion

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Fort Huachuca USAG gets to know commander

    Aug 13, 2009

    During an All Hands Meeting at Cochise Theater July 23, Col. Timothy Faulkner, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Fort Huachuca, shared his views on Army Values, work, life and his vision for USAG while under his command.

  • Sgt. Maj. Of the Army visits USASMA Nonresident Course students

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Gear in place for Afghanistan surge

    Aug 13, 2009

    A coordinated Army team provides strategic communications equipment in Afghanistan in time for a U.S. ramp-up in the war-torn country.

  • USASMA unveils foyer dedicated to former student

    Aug 13, 2009

    The first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is recgonized at the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

  • Junior Soldiers take on leadership role, maintain accountability

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two junior, enlisted Soldiers were given a hefty role during Golden Cargo and they completed it successfully. The opportunity gave them a hands-on training and leadership experience that they can take with them throughout their military career.

  • SSI NCO of the Year

    Aug 13, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Angela Indardeo navigates the horizontal ladder on the Fit to Win course as part of the Soldier Support Institute NCO of the Year competition. Indardeo, was named the organization's NCO of the Year and Spc. Bobby Bonner was named Soldier of the Year.

  • Students take care of 'kindergarten'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Six-year-olds Camryn Ward and Cheyenne Puckett love the cucumbers that come from their day care's garden. The Scales Avenue Child Development Center's community garden was started eight years ago. And each spring since, the center's children plant at least two vegetables each season.

  • Spouse's program 'coasts' onto Fort Jackson

    Aug 13, 2009

    When Aleah Ball first moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where her recruiter husband was stationed at the time, she said it was difficult meeting new people. Though Ball's is a story often heard among military spouses, Fort Jackson Army Community Service is doing its part to make sure those stationed here will have a different story to tell.

  • Post, county police teams join forces

    Aug 13, 2009

    A smashed window, sharp voices and the sudden thump of stun grenades signaled the start of an operation last week to capture a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a home on Mills Road.

  • Fit to Fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers with Company E, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment went through a series of events during last week's combat physical readiness test.

  • Hernandez: 'Never give up.'

    Aug 13, 2009

    In the 11 years Staff Sgt. Juan Hernandez has served, he has been deployed to Iraq twice. In addition to Fort Jackson, he has been assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hi., Camp Greaves, Korea and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Finance School gets new commandant

    Aug 13, 2009

    Col. Milton Sawyers, right, salutes during a Change of Commandant ceremony Tuesday. Sawyers takes over for Col. Troy Clay, far left, as commandant of the U.S. Army Financial Management School. Col. Mark McAlister, Soldier Support Institute commander, is also pictured.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Society's ills give mom the blues

    Aug 13, 2009

    For the past several weeks, I've been in a funk that I've been unable to shake. Though my blues haven't been of the crying-all-time magnitude, the slightest thing is enough to bring me down.

  • Citizenship services available on post

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers are closer to becoming citizens after going through their immigration interviews last week. For the first time, an officer from the Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Charleston conducted interviews at Fort Jackson. The interviews are part of a collaborative effort between CIS and the Army to make it easier for Soldiers and their families to receive services.

  • Army addresses fitness from all angles

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two weeks ago, we received a visit from the Army's chief of staff, Gen. George Casey, who was here not only to observe some of the great things that we are doing on Fort Jackson, but also to talk about a new Army program aimed at building resiliency in our Soldiers.

  • VFW collects wheelchairs for disabled vets

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are people out there who at one time wrote a blank check to this country who are not doing so well right now. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to do what we can for these people. Some of them have fallen on hard times.

  • Operation Homelink helps families stay connected during deployment

    Aug 12, 2009

    Helping families stay connected during a deployment is vital to the morale of all involved.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • Soldiers test integration of popular civilian game into pre-deployment training

    Aug 12, 2009

    What began as a popular form of civilian entertainment is being tested on Fort Jackson as a possible new way to train Soldiers preparing to head to a combat zone.

  • HQ TRADOC recognizes Retention Teams

    Aug 12, 2009

    HQs TRADOC hosts annual retention seminar at Hampton Roads Convention Center.

  • A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year

    Aug 12, 2009

    This month marks a year since the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson helped its first student-Soldiers earn their General Education Development certificate.

  • MCAAP firefighters provide HAZMAT certification

    Aug 12, 2009

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant firefighters provided HAZMAT certification during Golden Cargo annual training recently to Army Reserve Soldiers of the 395th Ammunition Ordnance Company, Appleton, Wis.

  • Guard, Reserve partner to help employ returning troops

    Aug 12, 2009

    In a move the first of its kind, the Army Reserve struck a partnership with the Indiana National Guard to better provide employment opportunities for Soldiers returning home from deployment.

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • Educated Soldiers win wars

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war." U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command CSM David M. Bruner issued those remarks during the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium 2009 recently at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. The symposium brought together senior military leaders, military educators and college, university, and financial aid representatives to highlight military education opportunities.

  • Commentary: Soldiers reflect on 'golden year'

    Aug 11, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Soldiers Sgt. Glenn Eller and Spc. Vincent Hancock embraced all that comes with being crowned Olympic champions the only way they knew how: with the dedication, expertise and professionalism instilled in every Soldier at the USAMU.

  • Multinational sniper course teaches more than just cover and concealment

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - An out-of-place rock ... an olive drab rucksack not covered ... the subdued black muzzle of a Win Mag 300.

  • Training keeps the movement of Army equipment in Europe on track

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - Soldiers attending the Combined Arms Training Center's Unit Movement Officer Course, held in Vilseck, put their acquired knowledge to use during a practical exercise which evaluated their ability to properly secure and move military equipment for deployments.

  • Training helps Soldiers keep Europe's roads safe from hazardous materials

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thick black smoke billowed from the fire. Water didn't help. It actually fed the inferno. The more water the Soldier sprayed, the higher the flames licked toward the sky. It was a grease fire.

  • Conventional training prepares Soldiers for unconventional contingencies

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - According to Michael Dunson, lead instructor for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Course offered at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center in Vilseck, today's Soldier needs to be prepared for chemical weapons on the battlefield, as more and more countries continue to test chemical and biological weapons.

  • Stunt-like driving course helps Soldiers evade terrorism

    Aug 11, 2009

    The backdrop: a quaint German village is nestled snugly on a hillside encircling an ancient Bavarian castle perched atop like some crown jewel of the region.

  • Joint, multinational experiences add variety to marksmanship training

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Not so long ago, deploying troops practiced shooting from a foxhole or in the prone position. Looking down the firing line, you would see the same uniform.

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