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  • WTU Soldier prepares for life after Army

    Mar 19, 2009

    It has been nearly two years since Staff Sgt. Timothy Gillem was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded under the vehicle he was traveling in. The road to recovery has been a long one for the 13-year veteran - a road of physical, emotional and vocational rehabilitation while assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit. His condition is like a "strange animal," Gillem said. "I get better one day, then on a cold day it bothers me. I wake up and I can feel it. It makes me ache. I hate it." On April 12, 2007, while stationed in Samarra, Iraq, with the 82nd Airborne Division, Gillem, the infantryman and his team were headed back to their base. While crossing a canal, the IED was detonated underneath them.

  • Job pact: Local businesses, Reserves team up to fight unemployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    With South Carolina suffering from one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve who call the Palmetto State home now have an edge in the job hunt in these tough economic times. As part of the Employment Partnership Initiative, the Army Reserve signed a Memorandum of Agreement with 16 local businesses and law enforcement agencies March 5, to make it a priority to the recruit, train and hire Reserve Soldiers.

  • AFCC advance team gears up for classes

    Mar 19, 2009

    The first classes at the new Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center are not scheduled to begin until February, but an advance team has been working on establishing the center since August. The team of five consists of Air Force, Army and Navy chaplains and chaplain assistants. The team members act on behalf of their chaplain schools' commandants to facilitate the move of the Air Force Chaplain Service Institute, the Naval Chaplain School and the Navy's Religious Program Specialist School to Fort Jackson.

  • Drill sergeant stands a fighting chance

    Mar 19, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Anitra Randall went through Basic Combat Training 12 years ago, Modern Army Combatives was not part of the curriculum. Now, Randall is a drill sergeant with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and one of roughly 150 female Soldiers in the Army who are certified as a Level III combatant - the second highest level attainable. Randall was certified at Level I during her preparation to become a drill sergeant, but decided to take her training further soon after she got on the trail.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • Recon course teaches leadership, communication

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers, Navy Seals and Marines are all on the same team, but at the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course, cooperation across military branches is all in a day's work. RSLC, led by the Ranger Training Brigade, is a 26-day course teaching skills such as observation and reporting, in-depth planning, surveillance site construction, and use of radio and cameras. Training is divided between classroom instruction and hands-on work in the field.

  • AMU shooters take aim at excellence

    Mar 17, 2009

    At the Army Marksmanship Unit, which calls itself "Home of Champions," it's not unusual for a Soldier to hold multiple Olympic, national and world titles. In fact, as one of the unit's three missions - to win competitions; to provide research, development and training; and to assist with recruiting and public relations - winning is part of an AMU Soldier's job description.

  • AER, Army Community supports victims of fire

    Mar 17, 2009

    Right before the Dinger family suffered a house fire on post Feb. 28, they were more worried about the possibility of dealing with a tornado. "It was raining hard. We had discussed where we would go in case of an emergency," said Jennifer Dinger, a mom of three. The family was in the living room when they saw a flash from the kitchen. In a matter of minutes, oil cooking on the stove had caught fire.

  • Fort Bragg Earns Culinary Bragging Rights

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concluded March 13 with an awards ceremony. The culinary arts team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the top prize of Installation of the Year, while Spc. Javier Muniz was awarded Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year. Javier and Spc. Gregory Smith earned the award for best two-member team in the Nutritional Hot Food Challenge.

  • "Selfless" 1SG to donate kidney to 10-year-old

    Mar 17, 2009

    "Selfless" is how Rebecca Story describes 1SG Corey Myers, B Company, 4th Ranger Training Battalion. Myers is going to donate a kidney for Story's 10-year-old son, Nicholas. The transplant is scheduled for April. In 2006, a sports physical revealed Nicholas had an underdeveloped kidney, which stunted his growth.

  • Interservice Fitness Challenge turns two

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's been nearly two years since the Interservice Fitness Challenge made its debut on Fort Leonard Wood, and for those who were there from the beginning, seeing the event grow has been a rewarding experience. "We've gotten the word out about it every time, and it continues to grow because more people want to be a part of it - more people want to participate, and more units want to get their Soldiers involved," said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hayes, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood, Saturday, as hundreds of servicemembers competed in the 2009 second-quarter Interservice Fitness Challenge at Gerlach Field.

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy provides policy preview to TRADOC senior leaders

    Mar 17, 2009

    The national security inheritance and key challenges that the new administration and the military face in the future were key themes of a top Defense Department official at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Families find fun at physical training

    Mar 17, 2009

    One of the post's newest units -Task Force Phoenix - started a new tradition with a Family Fun Run at Gerlach Field, Friday. The run is intended to promote unification of the Phoenix team - both Soldiers and family members, organizers said. Family fun runs are a great morale boost for Soldiers and families," said Lt. Col. DZ Zink, Task Force Phoenix commander.

  • 342nd Military Police Battalion cases colors

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 342nd Military Police Battalion cased it's colors after five years of service, at Nutter Field House, Friday. Lt. Col. Jesse Galvan, 342nd MP Bn. commander and Command Sgt. Maj. James Schultz rolled up the unit's standard for safekeeping, until the next time the organization answers the call of duty for the Military Police Corps.

  • Firefighters go tactical

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is the proud owner of a new counterpunch in the fight against fire. The 562nd Firefighter Detachment, 94th Engineer Battalion, is the first active-duty Army firefighting detachment to receive a HEMTT-based water truck, known as the HEWATT

  • 4th MEB adds power

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade took another step toward being a fully-operational MEB with the addition of more than 70 new up-armored humvees, March 5.

  • Fort names servicemembers of the year

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Fort Leonard Wood Outstanding Servicemembers and Civilian of the Year found out who they were at the award ceremony, Friday. "You have set yourself apart," said Col. Leslie Smith, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant, to the winners.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Army cooks aim for speed, flavor, skill in culinary competition

    Mar 16, 2009

    Like a scene from "Iron Chef" or perhaps "Hell's Kitchen," Soldiers in whites scrambled against the clock to prepare meals for patrons they knew would eat only a bite before waving it away.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers and Cadets March in St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 16, 2009

    Local Chicagoland Soldiers and ROTC Cadets marched in the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Chicago, Saturday, March 14, 2009. Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, 416th Theater Engineer Command, and Cadets from Loyola and DePaul University were hailed by the estimated 250,000 spectators. Sgt. David Obray, 2008 Soldier of the Year, 416th Theater Engineer Command, marched in front of the combined formation in support of the 2009 Year of the NCO initiative.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • CGSC Deputy Commandant speaks at Brookings workshop

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. -- Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, Command and General Staff College deputy commandant, addressed guests at the Brookings Institution's workshop entitled "Mastering Counterinsurgency - Pakistan and the United States" in Washington D.C. March 10.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • Leading the way in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 11, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis isn't really concerned about the motives that cause a Soldier to join the Army. "Some join the Army to provide for their family and to serve. Some join to go to college and to serve. There are a lot of reasons. Each of those reasons comes with 'and to serve.' Soldiers have a desire to serve their country and to be part of something that's bigger than all of us," Clark-Davis said. "And they are a better person for that."

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

  • Immersive technology melds Hollywood, warrior training

    Mar 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Training technology development in California has demonstrated the possibility of having Soldiers walk through virtual environments that contain both real-world objects and simulated characters.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Training Aids Production Center Opens in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 9, 2009

    The Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Aids Production Center (TAPC) opens the doors to its new facility in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins

    Mar 6, 2009

    The annual Fort Leonard Wood Army Emergency Relief Campaign began Sunday and is scheduled to last through May 15. This year, organizers have set a fundraising goal of $250,000 for Fort Leonard Wood. Locally, AER raised $308,037, last year, and surpassed their goal by more than $50,000. The AER program is designed to be the Soldier's first line of aid during life's trying times. AER provides assistance, in the form of loans or grants, to Soldiers in financial distress.

  • Balancing buddies, families: The new normal

    Mar 6, 2009

    The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families. "In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."

  • Competition heats up for Servicemember of the Year

    Mar 6, 2009

    Thirteen competitors faced four days of surprise challenges this week to determine who would be the Oustanding Servicemember of the Year for the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood for 2009. "All or most of you will hate me by the end of the week," said Staff Sgt. Leslie Ledding, 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year and OSMOY Competition organizer, to the competitors at their inbrief, Friday.

  • Battle-focused training refreshes warrior skills

    Mar 6, 2009

    The best way to make combat ready Soldiers is to train them in replicated battlefield conditions; it gives them focus. After Advanced Individual Training graduation and before moving on to their duty or home station, engineer and ordnance Soldiers complete eight days of Battle Focused Training with Company G, 169th Engineer Battalion.

  • Shift Work

    Mar 6, 2009

    Being on patrol is the essence of a Military Police Soldier while in garrison. While working the roads, MPs have to be ready when a call comes in - anything can happen during their shift. Soldiers from Company E, 795th Military Police Battalion got a taste of what can happen on the road during law and order training, Feb. 27.

  • Monroe leaders re-affirm commitment to top-quality service, support programs

    Mar 6, 2009

    The new Commanding General of U.S. Army TRADOC and the Fort Monroe Garrison Commander were among the participants of a Feb. 23 Army Family Covenant re-signing ceremony.

  • Read Across America - Fort Monroe

    Mar 6, 2009

    Eleven members of the Fort Monroe community participate in a Read Across America event at elementary schools in Hampton, Va.

  • Health coverage, high costs among issues discussed at USACC AFAP conference

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fifty active-duty Soldiers, retirees (JROTC cadre), military and cadet spouses, DA civilians and several volunteers from across the nation assembled in Virginia Beach Feb. 24-27 for the first U.S. Army Cadet Command Army Family Action Plan Conference in three years.

  • Fort Monroe AFAP earns praise for 'Big Army' ideas

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fort Monroe delegates explored several 'Big Army' issues during the installation's Army Family Action Plan Conference in February.

  • Teachers to help parents, families

    Mar 6, 2009

    "For a young family, new to the military, first time away from home, I see this as a great network," Brown said. "It can be overwhelming having a newborn or toddler while your spouse is deployed. Having the parent educator there, it's not something they're going through by themselves."

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Field Cooking Competition

    Mar 6, 2009

    The Field Cooking event includes 12 teams competing for gold, silver and bronze medals, March 5-7, during the 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The awards will be announced March 13.

  • Fort Lewis MSTC teaches Soldiers how to save wounded comrades

    Mar 5, 2009

    The Fort Lewis Medical Simulation Training Center has an array of courses that teach life-saving techniques based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care including Combat Medical Advanced Skills, Basic Life Support CPR, EMT National Registry as well as the EMT Refresher course. The center's bread-and-butter course, however, is the Combat Lifesaver course.

  • Commentary: NCOs - making Soldiers the best they can be

    Mar 5, 2009

    I have a lot of memories about my interactions with noncommissioned officers. Heck, I was one for 22 years. But nothing holds a more visceral memory than the twin thoughts of NCOs and PT. I can't think of an area NCOs play a more central role in than keeping Soldiers physically ready to do their jobs. I am sure that every Soldier carries memories similar to mine.

  • Evaluation earns Fort Lewis' USAR NCO Academy excellence award

    Mar 5, 2009

    Though instilling young NCOs with values and leadership traits can be satisfying for its own sake, the staff of a Fort Lewis academy said recent Armywide recognition of their hard work felt especially rewarding. The U.S. Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer Academy on post earned a rare distinction for its perfect score on an evaluation.

  • Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals

    Mar 5, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers receive Purple Heart Medals at Fort Gordon

  • New deputy garrison commander brings job experience

    Mar 5, 2009

    New Fort Gordon deputy garrison commander shares highlights of background and expectations for new position

  • New Command welcomed to Fort Gordon

    Mar 5, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jennifer Napper, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater) reflects on the impact of the new command at Fort Gordon as the headquarters officially opens on March 6, 2009.

  • Brigade commander learned from good NCOs from the beginning of his career

    Mar 5, 2009

    An O-6 Fires Brigade commander tells what the Year of the NCO means to him

  • ADA exercise tests Soldiers, airmen

    Mar 5, 2009

    The ADA trainins with the Air Force and civilians companies.

  • Plenty of Fun to Spare at Special Olympics Bowling

    Mar 5, 2009

    Special Olympics and Army Community Service have a recipe they've spent years perfecting. Take special needs athletes, mix in Soldiers and spread them across a sporting event for a generous dollop of fun. This year's batch began with the bowling event Feb. 26. "This is a tradition at Redstone Arsenal," ACS director Sue Paddock said. "The Soldiers appreciate it because they learn from these athletes. Of course, the athletes love having the Soldiers here. It's a wonderful fit."

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 5, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, Feb. 28 - March 13, at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 180 military culinarians from all branches of the Armed Forces. Ten teams are competing for the Installation of Year award, which will be announced at the awards ceremony March 13. Competitors are also vying for Armed Forces Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year and Best Field Cooking Team awards.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • NCOs and community leaders recognized at Winter AUSA Symposium

    Mar 4, 2009

    Three NCOs and three south Florida community leaders were honored at the Association of the United States Army winter symposium. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey presided over the ceremony with his senior enlisted advisor Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner.

  • RDECOM at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 4, 2009

    Video package from the BEYA awards

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Army Reservist Honored by Miami Heat's HOMEStrong Program

    Mar 3, 2009

    Miami Heat HOMEStrong Program honors Miami area Army Reservist and OIF veteran.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Airborne legacy passed from grandfather to grandson

    Mar 2, 2009

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Mullen grew up with "about a million" Airborne stories. When he graduated from Airborne School Friday, he reminisced about some of the anecdotes his grandfather, Darrell Branstetter, a former Fort Benning paratrooper, told him when he was younger.

  • Training Aids Production Center Opens in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 2, 2009

    The former JMTC General Support Center (GSC) changes its name and its location after 40 years in Roedelheim when it opens the doors on the Training Aids Production Center (TAPC) in Grafenwoehr, Germany this March.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center director examines the shape of the future force

    Mar 1, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, gave a look inside the Army's force in the years to come at the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Winter Symposium. Vane believes there are five keys in what the Army should look at to shape the force for the future. They are the battle command network; counter improvised explosive devices and mines; power and energy; human dimension; and training.

  • Providing the Army with best Soldiers possible critical to leader of Training and Doctrine Command

    Feb 28, 2009

    As he addressed the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here, Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talked with the group about what TRADOC faces.

  • Sill garrison council looks for feedback

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Sill creates a garrison council to improve the post

  • Sill sets sights on suicide prevention

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Sill takes an active role in preventing suicides

  • Drillsergeant appreciates Year of the NCO

    Feb 27, 2009

    A Fort Sill drill sergeant gives his impression of Year of the NCO

  • 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division prepares for Afghanistan

    Feb 27, 2009

    The next chapter in the brief history of the U.S. Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Team is currently being written in the sands on the Mojave Desert by the Soldiers of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as they prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Representing the final large-scale collective training event before deployment, the current Mission Readiness Exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., allowed the brigade a chance to flex its war-fighting muscles in full-spectrum operations for the first time since it stood up two years ago.

  • Operation Kid Comfort

    Feb 27, 2009

    - For many children, there is nothing more comforting than being wrapped, snuggly, in their parent's arms; but for servicemembers' children, long deployments can often separate them from that warm embrace. A group of Armed Services YMCA volunteers hope to ease that separation through Operation Kid Comfort.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates black history during luncheon

    Feb 27, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and family members filled the Pershing Club to participate in the African American-Black History Month luncheon, Feb. 18. The luncheon included a meal, a dance presentation by the Lincoln University Dance Troupe, and remarks by Lincoln University of Missouri president, Carolyn Mahoney.

  • Commentary: NCO that changed my life

    Feb 27, 2009

    This year has been designated "Year of the NCO," and that got me thinking about noncommissioned officers that influenced my 30-year career. With hundreds of outstanding NCOs crossing my path it might have been a tremendously difficult task to single out one that made a great impact on my life, but there was one that did stand out and truly changed my life.

  • Confidence Included

    Feb 27, 2009

    Confidence is a key component in military operations, leadership, teammates and equipment, and Soldiers in the third week of Initial Entry Training developed a deeper trust in themselves and their comrades with a trip to the Confidence Course at Trainng Area 97, Tuesday. One hundred forty-nine Company A, 31st Engineer Battalion combat engineers jumped, pulled, pushed and swung their way through the course of 14 events, motivating one another along the way.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Celebrates 'Year of the NCO'

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Leonard Wood officially kicked off the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer in ceremony at Nutter Fieldhouse, Friday. Hundreds of Soldiers from the installation gathered to celebrate a campaign that was announced by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey Jr., and Sgt. Maj. of Army Kenneth O. Preston stating 2009 as a year for recognizing NCOs contributions - past and present.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • Prayer Breakfast speaker lauds NCOs

    Feb 27, 2009

    Chaplain School commandant lauds NCOs during National Prayer Breakfast event at Fort Gordon.

  • Wounded Signal Soldier recognized

    Feb 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jennifer Napper, 7th Signal Command (Theater) commander, presents Purple Heart Medal to Signal Soldier at Fort Gordon.

  • JMTC Honors History of the NCO Corps

    Feb 27, 2009

    7th Army JMTC celebrates Year of the NCO with ceremony honoring history of the NCO Corps

  • Army releases Electronic Warfare field manual

    Feb 26, 2009

    Upon announcement of the Army's new Field Manual 3-36, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, warned that the military services and other agencies of government should be keenly aware of the rapidly developing threat posed by technological advances in the realm of cyberspace.

  • Fort Lee NCOs Affirm Responsibilities

    Feb 26, 2009

    A,A Fort Lee officially launched its "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer" celebration with an NCO Induction Ceremony Feb. 20 at the NCO Academy's Hazzard Auditorium.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Army looks to thwart building cyber threats

    Feb 26, 2009

    "Battlefield events in Iraq and Afghanistan compelled the Army to rebuild an electronic warfare capability that it had allowed to slip," said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, in conjunction with the announced rollout of the Army's newest Field Manual, FM 3-36, Electronic Warfare in Operations. "We encountered a threat we were not prepared for and we must learn from this lesson to ensure that our force is agile enough to deal with future contingencies"

  • Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    Feb 25, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church shares his thoughts and experiences as a platoon sergeant for B Company 229th Military Intelligence Battalion during routine marksmanship training on the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Slovenian Soldiers Gear Up for Kosovo at JMTC

    Feb 24, 2009

    Slovenian army utilizes the training areas and resources of the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, Germany in preparation for a deployment in support of KFOR 11 in Kosovo.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

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