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  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • AAFES takes Army Family Covenant message 'to the streets'

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hitting the road with a message that says the Army cares.

  • New maneuver center insignia announced

    Sep 10, 2009

    When the first Soldiers of the maneuver center don new shoulder insignia during the MCOE activation ceremony Oct. 1, it will be a revised version of the new patch introduced in February 2008.

  • Captain using Ironman to highlight Wounded Warrior cause

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CPT Jason Tebedo has experienced at least half the pain of a triathlon. He'll face the full brunt next month. On Oct. 10, he's scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii, an endurance race that leads participants over 2.4 miles of swimming through ocean waves, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

  • 9/11 hero, Vietnam veteran to be honored next to World Trade Center steel

    Sep 10, 2009

    Retired Col. Rick Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran who died during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, will be honored with the unveiling of a bronze statue Sept. 17 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Essay winner asserts change needed in NCO education

    Sep 10, 2009

    "Educating the Strategic Corporal: A Paradigm Shift" took first place in this year's Gen. William E. DePuy writing competition on leadership.

  • Pentagon civilians reflect on 9/11 at year-old memorial

    Sep 10, 2009

    On the eve of the eight-year anniversary of 9/11, Pentagon employees who witnessed that tragedy first-hand took time to reflect from inside the memorial built to commemorate that day.

  • Combat lifesavers suspend IV training

    Sep 10, 2009

    In a fragmentary order dated Aug. 25, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commander of Training and Doctrine Command, called for suspension of IV training from the Combat Lifesaver Course in Initial Military Training for Soldiers, beginning Sept. 1.

  • Robotics Rodeo demos technology to save Soldiers' lives

    Sep 10, 2009

    With all the displays down, robots safely packed away and evaluation sheets handed in, it was time to conclude the Fort Hood, Texas, Robotics Rodeo.

  • TRADOC Commanding General on flu prevention

    Sep 10, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Col. Karen O'Brien, TRADOC surgeon, discuss tips to prevent the spread of the flu and H1N1 vaccine procedures.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Retired APG NCO receives national award

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Platoon sergeants still support AIT Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2009

    Commentary: Platoon sergeants still support AIT Soldiers

  • 384th departs on deployment

    Sep 10, 2009

    384th departs on deployment

  • Help is available for Soldiers, civilians during tough economic times

    Sep 10, 2009

    Help is available for Soldiers, civilians during tough economic times

  • Fort Eustis, Story WTU and Boss Soldiers welcome students back to school

    Sep 10, 2009

    Fort Eustis, Story WTU and Boss Soldiers welcome students back to school

  • Williams leads early qualifiers in Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 9, 2009

    Utah Army National Guard Capt. Jeremy Williams is the early leader in the clubhouse as local qualifying rounds wind down in the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • Quick Reaction Capability 1 Soldiers to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Sep 9, 2009

    Sixteen Soldiers from Company E., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion became the first Extended Range Multi-Purpose unit to train for deployment as part of UAS in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Quick Reaction Capability 1 training is the first of its kind. It was not scheduled to begin earlier than 2011, however Secretary of Defense Robert Gates saw an increasing need to further use manned and unmanned systems to increase support for Soldiers deployed to OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom. Under the direction of Gates the QRC1 training timeline was advanced, with the first company to be fielded by fall 2009.

  • 2009 MI Hall of Fame Inducts Seven

    Sep 9, 2009

  • SSI NCOs donate time, money to VA

    Sep 9, 2009

    Non-commissioned officers from Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute recently donated $3,000 to the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Soldiers inducted into NCO Corps

    Sep 9, 2009

    Seven Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment were officially inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps in a ceremony Sept. 3 at Daniel Circle Chapel.

  • Program helps children stay positive

    Sep 9, 2009

    Now in its third year, the Child and Youth Behavioral Program is making positive strides within Fort Jackson's youth services offerings.

  • Office mishap unlocks some 'me' time

    Sep 9, 2009

    Wednesday is the busiest day for those of us who work at the Leader. It is production day - the day we actually send the newspaper to our publisher, and the last day to make sure everything is just how we want it to be printed.

  • Honor Duty

    Sep 9, 2009

    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Columbia native Spc. Abraham Wheeler is taken off a jet at Owens Airfield Sept. 3 by an honor guard from the 187th Ordnance Battalion. Wheeler died Aug. 28 in Afghanistan from combat-related injuries. He was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Blackmon: 'Never be complacent'

    Sep 9, 2009

    In the 27 years Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Blackmon has served, he has been assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Wackernheim, Germany. He has deployed to Panama. Blackmon said his most memorable experience in the Army is when he graduated from Ranger School.

  • Soldiers testing unmanned vehicles, sensors at Bliss

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with the Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, are now in the midst of a limited user test that will move equipment that's part of the Early Infantry Brigade Capability Package one step closer to being in the hands of Soldiers.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • And the Winner is: RRAD named recipient of the Robert T. Mason Award

    Sep 8, 2009

    RRAD awarded Robert T. Mason Award for second time.

  • TRADOC commander discusses leadership, training at forum

    Sep 4, 2009

    The Army wants Soldiers to develop the attributes that will allow them to anticipate changes on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's commanding general said. GEN Martin E. Dempsey addressed training at Fort Benning and around the service while attending the Summer 2009 TRADOC Initial Entry Training Forum Sept. 1-2 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center.

  • Suicide prevention takes a village

    Sep 4, 2009

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, and across post, commanders, directors and behavioral health professionals are teaming to raise awareness of this senseless loss of life.

  • Student-pilots graduate ready for combat

    Sep 4, 2009

    After completion of Initial Entry Rotary Wing training on the TH-67 Creek helicopter, flight school students begin the final phase of their journey to become Army pilots.

  • Fire prevention, training officers earn top honors

    Sep 4, 2009

    Fort Rucker Fire Department's six fire inspectors attained a perfect score for adequately ensuring 13 million square feet of buildings and airfields here are safe for use, according to a recent Department of the Army inspection.

  • Soldiers learn how to lead, be NCOs in Warrior Leaders Course

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - One hundred and fifty-nine Soldiers in the Warrior Leader Course are learning what it means to be an NCO.

  • Post becomes Maneuver Center Oct. 1

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will become the Maneuver Center of Excellence effective Oct. 1, with the post commander, MG Michael Ferriter, designated commanding general of the MCOE, announced Jay Brown, Base Realignment and Closure project manager, during the monthly BRAC community update Tuesday at the National Infantry Museum.

  • New bipod tested for shooting stability

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab evaluated handling of a lightweight adjustable bipod for the M-240 B medium machine gun Aug. 24-28, to determine whether the new attachment provides an effective platform for stable fire.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins work on turret trainer contract

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Work began here Sept. 1 on the $7.5 million contract the depot signed Aug. 7 with Research Triangle Institute International to provide turret trainers for the Army.

  • An Army Recruiter's story: 'Doing This Job Helped Me Realize I Want To Be In The Army For

    Sep 3, 2009

    James Schulze, a decorated tank commander who routinely came under fire in Iraq, wasn't sure about remaining in the Army or tackling a recruiting assignment. But when he made the transition, something amazing happened - he re-energized his Army career!

  • Ft. Benning Soldiers visit ADMC's TOW missile operations

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Eight Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center Aug. 20 to see the inner workings of the TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile, something few will ever get the chance to see.

  • Duran is first Army AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Sep 3, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Luis Duran representing Company E, 71st Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., was named the first Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a ceremony on Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 3.

  • BRAC changes far from complete, more moves yet to come for Knox

    Sep 3, 2009

    The major parties involved, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Accessions Command and the Human Resources Command contributed to an update on the BRAC changes for Fort Knox.

  • Fort Knox Welcomes Maj. Gen. Milano

    Sep 3, 2009

    Change of command story

  • Defense Ammunition Center Wins Army Knowledge Management Award

    Sep 3, 2009

    Know. Share. Win. is the motto for the Army CIO/G6, headquarters staff proponent for the Army Knowledge Management Awards Program (AKMA). The Defense Ammunition Center, was of one of only ten organizations within the Department of Army, awarded by the Army CIO/G6 for excelling in knowledge management.

  • Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

    Sep 3, 2009

    Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

  • Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

    Sep 3, 2009

    Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

  • 82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

    Sep 3, 2009

    82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

  • SSI commander nominated to be brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2009

    Col. Mark McAlister, commander of the Soldier Support Institute, is among 39 colonels nominated by President Obama for promotion to brigadier general Friday.

  • BOSS celebrates 20 years of service

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program celebrated its 20th anniversary in August. And, BOSS -- as the program is commonly called -- continues to be relevant for the post's community.

  • 'Mobile classroom' adds realism to fire prevention

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Fort Jackson Fire Department received a mobile Fire Safety House Monday that will be used to teach children how to react in case a fire or other emergency breaks out at home

  • Robotics Rodeo aims to save lives

    Sep 2, 2009

    A Robotics Rodeo began Tuesday with exhibitors from all over America descending on Fort Hood, Texas, to show off the latest advancements in robotics technology.

  • Brig. Gen. McMaster talks about the future, Army Capstone Concept

    Sep 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate, spoke about how the Army Capstone Concept addresses the conditions of future war at The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London on Aug. 26.

  • Construction workers unearth WWII grenade

    Sep 2, 2009

    Construction workers sifting through rocks in a construction site Monday morning found something a lot more dangerous, post officials said.

  • Intervention: Activities to mark suicide prevention week

    Sep 2, 2009

    This upcoming week, Fort Jackson will participate in National Suicide Prevention Week activities. Fort Jackson will host events Sept. 6-10 to educate the community about suicide and to offer hope and support for preventing suicide.

  • Spouse goes from Soldier to scribe: Reservist uses childhood passion to help ease others' deplo

    Sep 2, 2009

    Like a large number of military spouses, Capt. Cursha Lunderman, a Reservist with the 208th Regional Support Group, found herself feeling miserable and alone when her husband deployed to Iraq. Being a new mother just added to her frustrations.

  • Post prime spot for cycling enthusiasts

    Sep 2, 2009

    Many cyclists seeking a refuge from the congested roadways of Columbia find Fort Jackson almost irresistibly alluring.

  • Iraqi language and culture training

    Sep 2, 2009

    With only a month left until 3rd Infantry Division deploys to Iraq, the last rotation of Soldier-students are receiving survival language training as well as cultural awareness proficiency in the Fort Stewart Language Lab.

  • Leaders responsible for curbing suicide

    Sep 2, 2009

    With next week being National Suicide Prevention Week, I am counting on all members of the Fort Jackson community to give this campaign full support so that we can strengthen our awareness and related training.

  • Senior aviator takes final flight

    Sep 2, 2009

    Chief Warrant Brent Driggers, one of the most senior aviators in the Army, conducted his final flight as an aviator over Fort Campell Aug. 31. Driggers, who has been flying since 1981, has served with both the 101st and 159th Aviation Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Crespo: 'Army not just for show'

    Sep 2, 2009

    For more than a year now, Sgt. Rosangela Crespo - a Reservist on active duty - has worked as a human resource specialist for the 171st Infantry Brigade. Crespo said she has found the work rewarding, and she wants to stay on active duty.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Platoon Sergeant of the Year, day 1

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Army's top 14 Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeants from across the nation are gathering at Fort Monroe to compete for the title of the first AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Holiday Greetings teams set to tape at 60 locations

    Sep 1, 2009

    Taping for one of the most recognizable holiday programs in America will begin soon, months before wreaths are hung and lights are strung in homes across the country.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • Army to assess, revise Combat Lifesaver training

    Sep 1, 2009

    In a fragmentary order dated Aug. 25, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command suspended intravenous training from the Combat Lifesaver Course beginning Sept. 1.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 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.

  • Local Soldiers provide colors during City of Pittsburgh Youth Championship Games

    Aug 31, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Coraopolis, Pa., serve as the color guard during the City of Pittsburgh Youth Championship Games recently.

  • Geronimos fill Texas sky, swap tales

    Aug 31, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, filled the south Texas sky with silk Aug. 21 as they parachuted in to kick-start the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion's annual reunion. The jump at Hall Drop Zone on Camp Bullis, located on the northwest side of San Antonio, took place before a crowd of former Geronimos who ran the gamut from current-day Iraq veterans to troopers who were part of the first combat jump in U.S. Army history on Nov. 8, 1942 at Tafarquay Airport on the hot sands of Oran, Algeria in north Africa.

  • New online program to track grades, attendance will give parents more information

    Aug 28, 2009

    More than 80,000 students will soon begin the 2009-2010 school year in Department of Defense Education Activity schools around the world.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 28, 2009

    "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey, the actor and retired Marine who starred in "Full Metal Jacket" as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, visited Fort Leonard Wood, this week. Ermey came to post while filming the final episode of his new History Channel TV series, "Lock N' Load," which he calls, "'Mail Call' on steroids." Mail Call was Gunny's previous TV series in which he answered fans' questions about military life and weapons.

  • Reflection

    Aug 28, 2009

    Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), reflects on his years of leadership with the command as he prepares to make his last official parachute jump with USACAPOC(A.

  • So this is combat readiness' Soldiers test skills in post combatives tournament

    Aug 28, 2009

    The fourth annual Fort Knox combatives tournament was held Aug. 21-22 at Natcher gym. More than 74 Knox Soldiers, after training and conditioning, competed in the tournament. Demonstrating Warrior Ethos, a set of principles that every Soldier strives to live by, fighters did not accept defeat, and no one quit.

  • Local business leaders get glimpse into Army and Air Force Reserve life

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Honorary Commander's Association, composed of local business owners from the Coraopolis, Pa., area, spend a day with local Army and Air Force personnel learning about local Warrior-Citizens.

  • 3rd Battalion Soldiers serve up weapons training

    Aug 28, 2009

    The training of combat advisors at Fort Polk is a 60-day program that includes a variety of skills, both kinetic and non-kinetic. The crew of the 3rd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade is responsible for serving up a portion of weapons training.

  • European training command welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Army Field Band NCO breaks brass ceiling

    Aug 28, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Ginger Turner has risen through the ranks during her tenure as an instrumentalist with The United States Army Field Band. Turner, who hails from Las Cruces, N.M., was recently appointed as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Concert Band, the first female to ever hold that position.

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • 'Someone has to show appreciation'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "In my war service, I never got a handshake from anyone, except my family. People just didn't seem to care - and someone has to care and show appreciation for what these people are doing over there. I tell them how proud I am of their service." One by one, CSM(R) Virgil Greene greets the U.S. personnel walking out the door, shaking each hand as if it were the first. It's become a weekly ritual for him, a CONUS Replacement Center chaplain and unit leaders. Since early 2007, the 79-year-old highly decorated Soldier, who fought in Korea and Vietnam, has never missed a deployment or Freedom Flight at Lawson Army Airfield. He's met thousands of U.S. troops, Department of Defense civilians and military contractors headed to and returning from 36 different countries as part of the war on terrorism.

  • "It's kind of a family thing" say teenage Temple triplets

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The cadre at the 30th Adjutant General Battalion aren't seeing double - they're seeing triple. That is, Joshua, Jacob and John Temple, identical triplets who arrived at the battalion Aug 17. The Temple brothers are the first triplets to pass through in more than 20 years, said Erma Thompson, chief of personal affairs, who has worked at the battalion since it opened on Sand Hill in 1983.

  • Soldiers hear 'shock jocks' of drunken driving

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The National Save A Life Tour made a stop at Fort Benning Aug. 17-21, delivering a message to Soldiers that featured a graphic video presentation depicting scenes of road carnage with personal stories of loss related to driving under the influence. Spectators also got to experience a drinking and driving simulator, while an open casket reserved for the next drunken-driving victim was among the displays.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

  • Heart to Heart seminar features Grammy Award-winning artist

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Jennifer Holliday knows depression and loneliness can fuel suicidal thoughts. Holliday, best known for her role as Effie White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls and her R&B hit And I am Telling You I'm Not Going, nearly took her own life in 1990 after years of depression.

  • Soldiers, civilians partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Work started at ground level Tuesday on the Habitat for Humanity site near Benning Drive in South Columbus. Several Soldiers and civilians with the CONUS Replacement Center laid the foundation for a new home that will be sold at cost, with interest-free loans, to a family in need.

  • Guard's Patriot Academy gives dropouts second chance

    Aug 27, 2009

    Only months ago, four dozen high-school dropouts from around the country faced a bleak future and limited opportunities in the work force. Now they are Soldiers at the Patriot Academy, on their way to earning their high-school diplomas and credits toward a college degree.

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Patrol caps limited to field environments

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The headgear for garrison operations is the black beret. The headgear for training environments is the patrol cap. Leaders are enforcing this standard by placing NCOs in high-traffic civilian areas to make on-the-spot corrections, said CSM Earl Rice, U.S. Army Infantry Center command sergeant major.

  • Maryland residents in need: ANCOC students assist with food drive

    Aug 27, 2009

    Thirteen Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course students from the Signal Corps Regimental NCO Academy Detachment, Fort Meade, Md., volunteered their time to raise more than 500 pounds of food for the Maryland Food Bank.

  • TRADOC hosts first Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army's top 13 Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeants from across the nation will gather here Sept. 1-3 to compete for the title of the first AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Commentary: My wife saved my life

    Aug 27, 2009

    Walking with my surgeon from the exam room to his office to schedule my impending surgery, I told him it was my wife's concern about an unsightly mole on my back that sent me to a dermatologist.

  • CASCOM improves on collecting 'Lessons Learned'

    Aug 27, 2009

    In order to meet the training needs of an evolving force, the Lessons Learned Integration Team never stops looking for ways to collect better data from the operational Army. One of their more successful collection methods is the Reverse Collection and Analysis Team, said Stephen Ball, Combined Arms Support Command L2I team leader.

  • Special Delivery: Logisticians complete huge fuselage move

    Aug 27, 2009

    A 5,000-mile sea and land odyssey that began at an Orange County, Calif., testing facility came to an end Aug. 22 at Fort Lee, Va. A hulking Air Force C-17 aircraft fuselage is now in its final resting place following the 32-day move.

  • Campaign plan a roadmap for the future

    Aug 27, 2009

    Some six months ago, the senior leaders on post put their heads together to outline all of the things we do here on Fort Jackson and figure out the best way to plot our course into the future.

  • Family Day kicks

    Aug 27, 2009

    Pvt. Brittany Nolen plays soccer with her friend Baleria Leon, who came to visit her on Family Day, Aug. 20. Nolen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment for Basic Combat Training. She graduated with her peers last week.

  • Evans:Aca,!E+'Live the Army values'

    Aug 27, 2009

    First Sgt. Ellsworth Evans said what he enjoys most about being in the Army is seeing the transformation new Soldiers make during Basic Combat Training.

  • Daily stressors take mom from unqualified to sharpshooter

    Aug 27, 2009

    I went to the range recently, and I was a steely-eyed killer. On a qualification course with targets popping up out of the ground, I shot 35 out of the 40 silhouettes that dared to challenge me.