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  • Signal Soldiers make training fun

    May 14, 2009

    35th Signal Brigade Soldiers make physical training fun with a series of competitions and games.

  • Youth Challenge Academy Family Day

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy welcomes Families to an open fun-filled series of events.

  • Speech: Gen. Dempsey

    May 14, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discusses joint warfighter development at the 2009 Joint Warfighter Conference.

  • Best Ranger 2009 wrap-up

    May 13, 2009

    The 2009 Best Ranger Competition ends with Team 21, Sgt. 1st Class Blake Simms and Sgt. 1st Class Chad Stackpole, both of 4th Ranger Training Battalion, as the winners. Jennifer Gunn, Fort Benning Public Affairs, reports.

  • Small Unit - Big Effect

    May 13, 2009

    Task Force Odin may not be the biggest unit on Fort Hood, but it is an effective combat multiplier as they patrol the skies over hostile regions, helping to ensure the safety of American troops and their allies. On Friday, May 8th, they provided a different kind of life-giving support by donating blood to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at one of its 22 blood donor centers worldwide, the Robertson Blood Center. Among those donating was Private Brandon Martin, a generator mechanic assigned to the task force mostly comprised of aviators.

  • Restricted Access links

    May 13, 2009

  • Resource Center

    May 13, 2009

  • TRADOC Briefing Room

    May 13, 2009

  • Drill Sergeants Educate Students on Army Values

    May 13, 2009

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with the Milwaukee Bucks to draw 18 top athlete students from Wisconsin's high school for an Army athletic challenge. Drill sergeants from the Mobile Exhibitor Drill Sergeant Program led the students through the challenge and discussed the importance of the Army values.

  • Hasta la Vista: Army to implement new operating system

    May 13, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Microsoft Windows-based systems to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and begin standardization of its information systems.

  • Commentary: Pausing for flag a small sacrifice

    May 13, 2009

    Tradition. It is one of Fort Jackson's hallmarks. Before training and transformation, it is the first underlying pillar of Fort Jackson's Vision Statement - "a proud legacy of training and inspiring American Soldiers...." If we believe this, then why do we frequently overlook a common Army tradition' You know this time-honored military custom to which I refer. It happens every day at Fort Jackson - the posting and lowering of the flag.

  • DSoY credits family for success

    May 13, 2009

    During the past eight years - especially when Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 his family has kept him motivated.

  • Commentary: Battlefield visit more than a simple trip

    May 13, 2009

    Last week, I had the opportunity to join other Soldiers and company commanders of the 171st Infantry Brigade on a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. This was an awesome opportunity and a great learning experience for everyone.

  • 171st Soldiers get lesson in history

    May 13, 2009

    How many historians do we have in here'" Col. Jeffrey Sanderson, chief of staff, asked a group of company, battalion and brigade leaders last week. When only a few of the Soldiers in attendance raised their hands, Sanderson repeated the question, until every hand was raised. Everyone wearing a U.S. Army uniform, he said, should be a historian.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Army requires different leaders to fight irregular wars, general says

    May 13, 2009

    The Army will require a different type of leader in the fight against terrorism and other kinds of irregular warfare, the Army's top troop trainer said Tuesday.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Army unveils new force generation tool at conference

    May 12, 2009

    More than 215 senior Army commanders, general officers, and their staff members from 33 states and territories met recently to discuss readiness and were introduced to the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool, a new database designed to help military planners manage sourcing requirements.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Fort Benning to get new commander

    May 12, 2009

    The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.

  • Iron medics test their skills during EFMB

    May 12, 2009

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 3

    May 11, 2009

    Video coverage of Day 3 of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Produced by Fort Benning Public Affairs.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Rebuilding Community Relations One Band at a Time

    May 11, 2009

    It may be hard to measure the impact the 42-Soldier Army Materiel Command Band had in the New York Capital District area as they performed two concerts on 7 and 8 May, but many might say the effect was powerful. Nine months ago, when the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal's leadership began to reenergize its community relations program, it turned to its higher headquarters, the Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., for help. And, boy did AMC deliver, said John Snyder, public affairs officer for the Arsenal.

  • Twenty-four teams take to the water in Day 3 of the Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2009

    Only 24 of the 49 teams that started the 26th annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Friday remained in the running Sunday when the helocast and swim portion began on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 2

    May 10, 2009

    Day 2 video coverage of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Gen. Dempsey Small Wars Journal Blog

    May 9, 2009

  • After day 1, 26 teams in running for Best Ranger

    May 9, 2009

    Twenty-six of 49 teams remain as the 2009 Best Ranger Competition heads into day two. Following a night of road marching, night stakes and combat training tasks overflowing into the late morning today, SFC Blake Simms and SFC Chad Stackpole, of 4th Ranger Training Brigade, were leading the pack with 1197 points.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 1

    May 8, 2009

    Day 1 video coverage from the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Political humorist Colbert tackles Basic Combat Training

    May 8, 2009

    While the vast majority of new Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training in a bus from the airport, the Army's newest private arrived in a style befitting his cult-like status.

  • Filling in 'the gap': Fort Lewis engineer battalion hosts coveted Pathfinder course

    May 8, 2009

    The U.S. Army Pathfinder School is not only one of the toughest courses in the Army, but it is also one of the most coveted schools among Soldiers in combat arms. Thirty-four Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion counted themselves lucky this month to be among the latest students to attend the course run by a Fort Benning mobile training team at Fort Lewis.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Safety Center leads two-wheeled teach-in at Pentagon

    May 8, 2009

    Almost 50 motorcycles and trailers set up shop in the Pentagon's north parking lot May 1 as part of the annual Joint-Service Motorcycle Safety Event.

  • Back to basics in the South African bush

    May 8, 2009

    When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle.

  • Best Ranger competition kicks off; 4 Soldiers compete while on mid-tour leave from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    The Army's best gather annually at Fort Benning, Ga., for the ultimate challenge, the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCO mentors and motivates

    May 8, 2009

    Midday sun beats down upon a long line of Liberian infantry waiting for a ladle-full of palm stew over rice. The soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia's Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade, shuffled along the hot, dusty ground, exhausted and soaked in sweat from morning maneuvers.

  • CSM Utilizes Iraq Experiences in Training NCOs

    May 8, 2009

    Year of NCO profile - Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Boom, 7th Army JMRC

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opened its specialized clinic for Traumatic Brain Injury screening and treatment

  • Opening the way to improving health care

    May 7, 2009

    Opening the way to improving health care

  • Loved ones appreciate their military spouse mother

    May 7, 2009

    Loved ones appreciate their military spouse mother

  • Fort Knox wins bronze in Army Communities of Excellence

    May 7, 2009

    Story explains application process as well as meaning of winning to Soldiers and families on Fort Knox.

  • FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

    May 7, 2009

    FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

  • Military spouses are a special breed

    May 7, 2009

    Military spouses are a special breed

  • The challenges and rewards of a military spouse

    May 7, 2009

    The challenges and rewards of a military spouse

  • U.S. Army Drill Team

    May 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Drill Team

  • 35 inducted into Fort Sill NCO Corps

    May 7, 2009

    Soldiers are inducted into the NCO corps

  • 368th Trans. Co. Soldiers deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    May 7, 2009

    368th Trans. Co., Soldiers, deploy, Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Military film icon visits Fort Sill

    May 7, 2009

    Movie star R. Lee Ermey shoots scenes for a television show at Fort Sill

  • Spouses get training exercise at Fort SIll

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Sill spouses get pampered at a training exercise

  • Ceremony officially welcomes ATSC to CAC-T

    May 7, 2009

    ATSC, CAC-T, Reflagging, Patch Changing Ceremony

  • Fort Knox's Scout Leaders Course undergoes changeover to 'recon'

    May 7, 2009

  • NCO writes fictional book about real life for Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    "2009 Year of the NCO" theme. NCO writes fictional book.

  • Washington: Do the right thing

    May 7, 2009

  • Command boards get a makeover

    May 7, 2009

    The board is also broken up into eight panels, showing different time periods on APG from 1917 to current. These time periods are: World War I, Inter-War Period, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the Global War on Terrorism.

  • CHPPM epidemiologists monitor H1N1 flu incidence

    May 7, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM (CBRNE) helps mold young patriots at Churchville Elementary School

    May 7, 2009

  • APG NCO, Soldier of the Year announced

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. Elizabeth Thompson of the 1st Army Medical Laboratory is the APG NCO of the Year and Spc. Benjamin Salazar of Company B, 22nd Chemical Battalion, is the APG Soldier of the Year.

  • VaCHIP Brings Safety to Children

    May 7, 2009

    Child, Youth and School Services recently partnered with local Masonic Lodges to bring the latest in child identification technology to Fort Lee.

  • Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2009

    Two-man teams will compete this weekend in the Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning.

  • Celebrating Monroe's Legacy

    May 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, Quartermaster Center and School command sergeant major, laid a presidential wreath April 28 at Monroe's tomb on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • New field manual focuses on training foreign forces

    May 6, 2009

    The Army released a new field manual this week providing guidance on training security forces of other nations, FM 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance."

  • Army war games for future conflicts

    May 6, 2009

    The year is 2018 and North Korea has just crossed the DMZ, its Army camouflaged among refugees forced across the border into South Korea. It has nuclear weapons and has launched cyber attacks against the U.S. and South Korea.

  • FM 3-07.1: Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

  • Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

    This week we published Army Field Manual 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance." In it, we seek to capture in doctrine our many years of experience in building partner security forces. Security Force Assistance is derivative of the broader mission of Stability Operations which we have documented in doctrine in FM 3-07.

  • From the 4-Star Blog

    May 4, 2009

  • Newman finishes 4th in Richmond

    May 4, 2009

    Ryan Newman, who was a contender for the majority of Saturday night's Sprint Cup race, took the checkered flag with a strong fourth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway.

  • Connelly Awards recognize best in Army food service

    May 4, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from around the globe gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta, April 4, to recognize the Army's finest food service professionals at the 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Going 'Green' with Emeril

    May 4, 2009

    The program date for Chef Emeril Lagasee's cooking segments with military members at Fort Lee, Va., are scheduled June 29, 8 and 8:30 p.m., on the Discovery Channel.

  • Army issues recall for some combat helmets

    May 1, 2009

    The Army has issued a recall of 34,218 Advanced Combat Helmets which failed ballistic tests. The recall affects 15,380 Army helmets, 12,000 Air Force helmets and another 6,838 helmets which were never issued by the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Basic trainees build confidence 45 feet up

    May 1, 2009

    "You're not going to fall," said SFC Tomas Avey to more than 220 basic trainees gathered in front of Eagle Tower Monday. Avey, a drill sergeant with E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated how to rappel down the 45-foot tower. Halfway down the tower, he let go of his rope to show the Soldiers that no matter what happened, they wouldn't fall.

  • Loyd students turn 'trash' to 'treasure'

    May 1, 2009

    Forget Milan and Paris - Fort Benning residents need look no further than their own backyard to find high fashion. When students at Loyd Elementary took part in the school's eighth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Parade, they turned hallways into runways as they showcased costumes made of recycled materials.

  • New gateway at I-185 planned for Fort Benning

    May 1, 2009

    The main entrance to post on I-185 will no longer be just a gate but a gateway. "Fort Benning is the premier training installation in the Army; you should know that when you're driving onto it," said Jay Brown, former Base Realignment and Closure manager.

  • Salute to the South hearkens back to earlier era

    May 1, 2009

    "We're trying to turn back time a little bit," said Shannon Beck, marketing director for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "We have hula hoop contests, fishing games, hayrides, spoon races ... old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss, sack races, a watermelon eating contest, and we have six bands playing country and bluegrass music," she said. "It's really just to pay homage to everything Southern."

  • Soldiers, family members walk for March of Dimes

    May 1, 2009

    When 100 Soldiers and family members from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion met at Northside High School Saturday morning to walk, their steps helped more than just their fitness levels.

  • No cause for alarm with H1N1 flu

    May 1, 2009

    Though the H1N1 flu outbreak currently sweeping through Mexico and parts of the U.S. has brought influenza outbreaks to the forefront in the past week, Fort Benning's Preventive Medicine Office has been hard at work all season long to protect troops and their families before influenza viruses have a chance to take hold.

  • Interservice Chess Tournament hosted at Benning for first time

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Benning will host the Interservice Chess Tournament Sunday through May 9 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. Service members will compete for the top six spots and a shot at the NATO Chess Championship June 15-19 in Hammelburg, Germany.

  • Monroe project promotes 'picture perfect' posture

    May 1, 2009

    Clean Sweep walks help installation maintain its picture-perfect appearance

  • Monroe SAMC Chapter welcomes new NCOs

    May 1, 2009

    Three Fort Monroe NCOs are inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • 60th Engineers deploy

    May 1, 2009

    The 60th Engineer Company (Vertical), 11th Engineer Battalion, deployed Sunday from Freedom Hall. Before beginning the 15-hour flight to Afghanistan, the unit stopped at Fort Knox, Ky., to pick up the 76th Engineer Company.

  • Fort Knox's NCO of the past still serves

    May 1, 2009

    First in the series of three

  • Fort Knox's NCO of future gives her job 100 percent

    May 1, 2009

    Third story in Fort Knox's series: NCOs of past, present and future

  • Fort Knox drill sergeant represents NCOs of the present

    May 1, 2009

    Only 27 years old, Gomez has two combat tours under his belt and is concerned about the 'NCO' knowledge that many of his younger peers aren't getting.

  • Sustaining balance in the Future Force, the goal of Unified Quest 09

    May 1, 2009

    Unified Quest is the not just a future game that concludes with a week-long exercise at the Army War College. It is a year-long campaign of learning with the theme in 2009 of Sustaining Balance in the Future Force.

  • NCO of Quarter Competitors Pushed to Limit

    Apr 30, 2009

    They are our leaders and teachers. They are the first to arrive to work and the last to leave. They are the best at what they do. And for this quarter, they met at Redstone to see who would become the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter. Four of 59th Ordnance Brigade's best NCOs across the Army battled April 16-17 to see who would take home this quarter's top honor. In the two days, these NCOs were pushed and weathered. They were tested on their leadership skill, basic Soldier skills, marksmanship, simulation training and fitness. Staff Sgt. Scottie Williams, advanced individual training platoon sergeant with B Company, 73rd Ordnance Battalion, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Orozco, EOD instructor with 59th, were the top finalists. After the formal board competition, Williams was announced the winner. "I feel great right now," joked Williams after winning the competition. "The entire event was challenging and full of great competitors. The NCOs in this competition, they really push you do be your best. One minute you think you're out, and they push you back in. Everyone challenged each other and we really had a great competition because of that."

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Military working dogs save lives

    Apr 30, 2009

  • Civilians experience Army first hand

    Apr 30, 2009

    Civilians experience the life of Army recruits during a two-day evolution at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Mercury Fusion Soldiers prepare for combat

    Apr 30, 2009

    Soldiers complete Mercury Fusion training with realistic scenarios.

  • Fort Gordon Soldier jumps again

    Apr 30, 2009

    Fort Gordon Soldier jumps with the Army's Golden Knights after first instructor dies during a tandem jump with the Soldier

  • Health care, communication top retiree concerns

    Apr 30, 2009

    Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired Soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of the Army Retiree Council.

  • Werner: Live with your choices

    Apr 30, 2009

    Master Sgt. Randall Werner Jr. has dedicated a quarter of a century to the Army, and he has challenged himself every step of the way.

  • NCO balances roles as leader, Family guy

    Apr 30, 2009

    NCO balances roles as leader, Family guy

  • Year of the NCO Commentary: 'Do You Know the NCO Creed''

    Apr 30, 2009

    I told myself that I would never simply recite the NCO Creed again because I must speak it from my personal experience.

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