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  • Headquarters TRADOC organizes special celebration for NCOs

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Army's Year of the NCO tribute was recognized April 3 at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Monroe parade kicks off Month of the Military Child celebration

    Apr 3, 2009

    Fort Monroe kicks off its Month of the Mlitary Child celebration with a CDC parade

  • Soldier provides mentorship to youth, meets president during D.C. duty

    Apr 3, 2009

    A Fort Monroe captain was among the 17 military officers who participated in the 47th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., recently.

  • Fort Sam Houston revives historic structures for BRAC arrivals

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some of the oldest structures in the U.S. Army's inventory are gaining new life and uses under the Base Realignment and Closure construction and renovation program on Fort Sam Houston.

  • New Virginia legislation addresses mobility issues of military kids

    Apr 3, 2009

    Governor Tim Kaine signed legislation March 30 that gives the Virginia Department of Education the go-ahead to invest more time and resources into mobility issues.

  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Infantry Soldiers strive to earn EIB

    Apr 3, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers gathered Monday hoping to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge. By the end of the day, which included a physical fitness test and day and night land navigation, fewer than 200 were left standing.

  • Fort Benning names Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Apr 3, 2009

    When SSG Michael Johnston volunteered to become a drill sergeant, it was his way of "completing the cycle," he said.

  • New FM details COIN tactics

    Apr 3, 2009

    A new field manual for implementation will provide Army leaders fundamental information related to tactical counterinsurgency operations, said MAJ Michael Mulherin, a doctrine writer in the Doctrine and Collective Training Division with Fort Benning's Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate.

  • 1st Armored Division Commander Visits FFID

    Apr 3, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, who commands the 1st Armored Division in Germany, visited Fort Bliss last week and included a stop at the Future Force Integration Directorate (FFID) Battle Command Complex (BCC). The Soldiers of the 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force, presented information on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Spin Out equipment they are testing and evaluating.

  • Joint Logistics Command Soldiers train Afghans on radio communications

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the Joint Logistics Command trained members of the Afghanistan National Army's Central Movement Agency on radio procedures March 23 through March 28 here. Proper radio communications will allow the Afghan soldiers to communicate to the Tactical Operations Center, which tracks information on current operations.

  • Two Silver Stars awarded to Soldiers after fierce battle in Afghan mountains

    Apr 3, 2009

    During the Battle of Wanat, nine Soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base near the village of Wanat in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Pakistan border.

  • Army Rushes FRAG 7 to the Field

    Apr 2, 2009

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a little more protection for the HMMWV soon as Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles (PM, LTV) fields Fragmentation Kit Seven (FRAG 7) to the Army's work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV, just in time for the SURGE.

  • TRADOC Commander makes visit to War College

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Keeping the Army Moving, One Calibration at a Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    Every military occupation specialty plays a role in helping the Army in its missions. But what if the Army couldn't move' What if its radios couldn't communicate' What would the Army do' That's where these guys come in: the Soldiers preparing to become the latest batch of 94H, otherwise known as Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment support specialists, currently training with 832nd Ordnance Battalion at Toftoy Hall. These Soldiers will ensure all the equipment used in the Army properly functions and if not, then make it function. While stationed at Redstone, they undergo rigorous training to become experts in their skill. "We're teaching these (Soldiers) how to maintain and calibrate the test equipment that is used everywhere in the Army," said Brandon Kitchens, an instructor for the 94H and a former member of the Navy for 10 years. "Everything in the Army, at some point, has to be tested, verified or calibrated to make sure it works properly," he said. "It could be anything from radios to radar or even laser bomb guidance. Everything has to be tested so we're giving these guys the tools they need to maintain any equipment that needs to be repaired.

  • National Military Family advocates visit

    Apr 2, 2009

    National Military Family advocates visit Fort Gordon

  • Course teaches long distance war fighting

    Apr 2, 2009

    Network course teaches distance war fighting.

  • Fort Gordon 2009 NCO of the Year pursues Army values

    Apr 2, 2009

    Fort Gordon's NCO of the year shares her personal quest for leadership excellence and credits NCO leaders who inspired her.

  • Vice chief visits six posts to address suicide prevention

    Apr 2, 2009

    During the past two weeks, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, has traveled to six installations to hear from Soldiers, family members and support agencies on what is being done and what the Army should do to help end suicide.

  • New Headquarters "Topped Out"

    Apr 2, 2009

    With this "topping out" ceremony, the headquarters under construction for U.S. Southern Command here reached a new milestone. The ceremony also marked 170,000 hours of work on the complex, which will house both U.S. Army Garrison - Miami and USSOUTHCOM personnel. They are scheduled to move in Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Garrison Recreation Specialist tours South America

    Apr 2, 2009

    As the only female on a soccer team of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Airmen, one could excuse Jill Hauser for feeling out of place on a recent friendship tour through South America. But the recreation specialist with U.S. Army Garrison - Miami credits her teammates for treating her like 'one of the guys' and used her special position to interact positively with the children that the team met, giving inspiration and hope. On their two-week tour, the U.S. Southern Command Friendship Soccer Team visited seven orphanages in Peru and Paraguay, bringing school supplies, candy and their time to more than 700 children.

  • Single Troops Discover a Model Universe

    Apr 2, 2009

    A group of Service members from the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took some timid, bold, graceful, unexpected and wondering steps into a different world March 19 at the opening of Miami Fashion Week.

  • Local women's group honors Fort Eustis Garrison Command Sgt. Major

    Apr 2, 2009

    CSM Johnson presented with gift of appreciation

  • Fort Eustis highlights Year of the NCO, "Grow the Army" with groundbreaking

    Apr 2, 2009

    Groundbreaking ceremony

  • 24th Trans. Bn. participates in Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Apr 2, 2009

    Convoy Live Fire Exercise

  • Colorado governor, companies sign Reserve employer partnership

    Apr 1, 2009

    The first state governor, the city of Denver and nine other Colorado firms joined the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative March 20.

  • Motorcycle rally promotes safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    On the morning of Nov. 16, 2008, Staff Sgt. Rodney Spears had a bright Army career ahead of him. He had already earned the Expert Infantry Badge, been to sniper school, served as a drill sergeant and was a member of the cadre at the Drill Sergeant School. In a split second that Sunday morning his life changed forever. A motorcycle accident has left him using crutches to get around and blind in his right eye. Half of his body is being held together by titanium screws. He is now assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit as he rehabilitates and awaits a medical discharge.

  • Senior-subordinate relationships can be source of trouble

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Fort Eustis premieres documentary film "Brothers at War"

    Apr 1, 2009

    Brother films brothers during Iraq War

  • Soldier a father figure for 11 siblings

    Apr 1, 2009

    When Pvt. Bronze Pele left home for Basic Combat Training, he had 11 brothers and sisters. When he graduates tomorrow, he will have approximately 60 more.

  • 1st Sgt. Letricia Wagner - Can-do attitude prevails

    Apr 1, 2009

    1st. Sgt. Letricia Wagner is in the NCO spotlight of the Fort Jackson Leader for the April 2 edition.

  • CALL releases handbook to help units save vital info

    Apr 1, 2009

    A new handbook to guide commanders in protecting and preserving vital data, records and historical information has been released by the Center for Army Lessons Learned.

  • Spending time off the trail - Resiliency program allows cadre a much-needed break

    Apr 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John Doe reports for duty at 4:30 a.m., six days a week. He returns home to his wife and daughter at 9 p.m. - on a good day. Sometimes, he has to perform additional duties. He has been on this schedule for 11 months - since he became a drill sergeant.

  • Volun-cheers: Unit to be honored by S.C. governor

    Apr 1, 2009

    Fort Jackson's 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment has been named the volunteer group winner for the Governor's Volunteer Awards.

  • A penny saved is a lesson learned

    Mar 31, 2009

    It's almost never a bad idea to kneel down and pick up a penny you find -- just ask Sgt. 1st Class Scott Humphrey and his family who have picked up more than $1,100 in change.

  • Robots reduce risks for paratroopers

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sgt. Patrick Stockwell at Fort Polk's IED Defeat Center believes that robots have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers and Marines.

  • Safety office launches Military Sportbike Riders Course

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The Maneuver Support Center Safety Office hosted the first-ever MSRC sportbike safety class on Fort Leonard Wood, Monday. "This class is designed for the sportbike rider," said Randy Sipes, MANSCEN safety specialist. "It's an additional course to the beginner and advanced motorcycle safety classes that are required for riders on post."

  • Explosive ordnance teams help train chemical officers

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Forces Command and Training and Doctrine Command Soldiers teamed up for a combined exercise at Training Area 27A, March 11. The 763rd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) provided services to Chemical Basic Officer Leader Course 01-09, as the group of second lieutenants completed the 14-week course's Field Training Exercise.

  • Physical fitness takes March training spotlight

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The 3rd Chemical Brigade presented the importance of physical fitness, Tuesday, during Fort Leonard Wood's celebration of the Year of the NCO. "Success in combat is dependent on our physical strength and endurance," said Command Sgt. Maj. Sheridon Richardson, 3rd Chem. Bde. The presentation came in the form of live and taped personal testimonies from noncommissioned officers and Soldiers. Many speakers shared the importance of physical fitness and how NCOs in their past had mentored and inspired them towards better physical fitness.

  • Patch that's perfect: 4th MEB changes out Big Red One for distinct unit insignia

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a new unit with a new patch, and ready for new missions in maneuver support, consequence management, stability and support of area operations.

  • Military, civilian partnerships needed for stability

    Mar 30, 2009

    Re-establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment following conflict is something the Army has done since its beginnings, but something it acknowledges it can no longer do alone.

  • Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • FTX 3 'not the movies'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Locals were playing soccer; others were calling from building windows or shouting things like "Captain America" and "G.I. Joe" from the dirt street. If SPC Andrew Herendeen learned anything during his third field training exercise, it was "the chaos of urban operations," he said.

  • Fort Lewis LRS unit visits Benning, completes RSLC

    Mar 27, 2009

    Literally jumping into their training with both feet, 52 Soldiers made their entrance on Fort Benning by jumping onto Fryar Drop Zone March 13 after a seven-hour flight from their home station at Fort Lewis, Wash. The Soldiers, in C Troop, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came to Fort Benning for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.

  • Drill sergeants have one of the most import NCO roles - training Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Four Soldiers competed this week for the post title of Drill Sergeant of the Year. They are the top two drill sergeants from both the 192nd and 198th Infantry brigades, determined by a brigade-level competition earlier this year. This competition emphasizes the many challenges associated with being a drill sergeant, said SSG Tommy Beauchamp, NCOIC for the event.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY: Infantrymen show 'true blue' form

    Mar 27, 2009

  • The face of today's drill sergeant: Demographics show how numbers add up

    Mar 27, 2009

    Since American Soldiers have been training to fight, their leader-trainers have gone by a variety of titles. In today's Army, those who train enlisted Soldiers who just enter service are called drill sergeants. America's changing human landscape and research results have evolved Basic Combat Training standards, leading to the programs of instruction our drill sergeants now follow. For instance, before 1964, there was no such thing as a drill sergeant, nor did the trainers of that day have standardized methods of instruction.

  • Mission: Suicide prevention -- Chiarelli: Skills key in dealing with stress

    Mar 27, 2009

    Confined to a wheelchair, barely aware of his surroundings, reduced to having to wear a diaper, Spc. Kyle Norton is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Just a few months into his first deployment, a bullet that barely missed its mark left Norton in a vegetative state. The infantryman was not hit by a round from an enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather a bullet from his own weapon as Norton tried to take his own life.

  • NCO/Soldier of the Year Named

    Mar 27, 2009

    Push-ups, shooting, running, grenade tosses and taking a written test ... Those were some of the categories of competition in which six Fort Jackson NCOs and Soldiers participated March 19 in pursuit of the distinction of being named Fort Jackson's NCO and Soldier of the Year for 2009. As night fell, two winners emerged. Staff Sgt. Lisa Swanson, a drill sergeant with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment and Spc. Daniel Parker, a trombone player with the 282nd Army "Victory" Band, are this year's winners. Swanson took top Noncommissioned Officer honors, and Parker is now Soldier of the Year.

  • Area School Enjoys Outing to Bowling Center

    Mar 27, 2009

    Students from David A. Harrison Elementary School of Prince George visited the Fort Lee Bowling Center during a class field trip March 20. The trip was planned as a means to educate children on the importance of proper manners.

  • Quartermaster NCO Willing to Lose, But Determined to Win

    Mar 27, 2009

    HHC, 49th Quartermaster Group's Sgt. Daniel Sheninger has boxed for only a few years, has less than 10 bouts to his name but wants to fulfill a dream to make the All Army Boxing Team. He said he is hungry, determined and downright dogged to reach his goal.

  • Annual Army Family Plan

    Mar 27, 2009

    The annual Army Family Action Plan results for Fort Gordon are released after the annual conference.

  • Chaplain Chronicles Adversity as Female Minister

    Mar 27, 2009

    After a 20 year break in service, Chaplain (Capt.) Kathleen Williams has found the job her spirit desires. Williams first entered the military in 1978 and served a five year stint in the U.S. Air Force. Today, she is the chaplain for the 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Women's History month speaker lauds military equality

    Mar 27, 2009

    Women's History Month speaker lauds military equality in Fort Gordon command program.

  • Year of the NCO: Stars of Progress

    Mar 27, 2009

    In honor of Women's History Month and the Year of the NCO, the Fort Lee Traveller profiled five of the higest ranking female NCOs at the Quartermaster Center and School about their place in history as both female warriors and NCOs.

  • Wounded Warriors use recreation for healing

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors use recreation to aid the healing process.

  • Covenant promises quality care

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion officials sign a covenant to deliver quality care to injured service members.

  • Quartermaster Brigade Recognizes Superior Warriors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee. Va., spent a Saturday testing their skills on the obstacle course during the brigade's Honor Company Competition. The day's events included scenarios Soldiers would experience in combat situations and tested Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.

  • Quartermaster Duo Awarded

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awards Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown, looks on. Cross later presented Sheldon with the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Quartermaster Duo Earn Honors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awarded Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown was presented the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers test language skills

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Lewis language center becomes Iraqi village for a day as students sharpen understanding of culture

  • Lessons in the desert sun

    Mar 26, 2009

    It may seem odd for a battalion to head to the Golden State while the rest of its brigade's battalions remain in Washington with a brigade FTX on the horizon. But 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's trip to Southern California was anything but a trip of leisure; there would be no surfboards on Strykers during this voyage. From March 8-10, the Tomahawks of 1-23 Inf. participated in 3rd Infantry Brigade's FTX electronically from various Marine Corps training areas while other battalions were spread out between Fort Lewis and the Yakima Training Center.

  • LRS company jumps hurdles en route to RSLC

    Mar 26, 2009

    As the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company continues to build from the ground up, the unit will send 52 of its Soldiers March 13 to Fort Benning for the Reconnaissance, Surveillance Leader Course - the nuts and bolts of a LRS unit.

  • 86th Engineer Dive Team departs in support of OIF

    Mar 26, 2009

    86th Engineer Dive Company Soldiers Depart in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Fort Eustis kicks off 2009 AER Campaign

    Mar 26, 2009

    2009 AER Campaign kicks off at Eustis

  • NCO leads at work, home, in community

    Mar 26, 2009

    Taylor is a cargo specialist who volunteers time on weekend to help underpriveleged youth.

  • 'One-in-Four' addresses TRADOC senior enlisted leadership on sexual assault prevention

    Mar 25, 2009

    In this Year of the NCO, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner had invited four young men to come and deliver a powerful message for the command's senior enlisted advisers to take back and use to train their Soldiers. Their presentation began with a chilling statistic: one out of every four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.

  • Soldier's Soldier Jumping into Retirement

    Mar 25, 2009

    As 1st Sgt. Paul Grosch walks out the door at Headquarters & Headquarters Company-Garrison, he can look back over his shoulder knowing his last assignment was one of the best in a career filled with challenges and opportunities that turned a young man into an accomplished and successful Soldier. With 21 years of service, Grosch is turning over his administrative duties as the senior enlisted Soldier for 650 Soldiers on Redstone Arsenal (not including the Soldiers of OMEMS, Fox Army Health Center or SMDC) and as a community liaison for the Garrison to incoming 1st Sgt. Albert Rocker, who previously served on the Arsenal in 2007 as the first sergeant of the NCO Academy. After a brief absence, Grosch hopes to return to Redstone Arsenal as a civilian employee. "One of the highlights of my career was this job because I learned a whole lot about the business of the Army," he said.

  • TRADOC NCOs Meet with American Legion Leadership

    Mar 25, 2009

    SGM Len Harris and Drill Sergeant of the Year, SFC Herbert Thompson (center), met recently with American Legion National Commander Dave Rehbein (left) and Department of Virginia Commander Les Clevinger. Both NCOs spoke to Legionnaires about their deployment experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and the relevant training new Soldiers receive during basic combat training. This year has been designated the Year of the NCO and all Soldiers are encouraged to share their Army stories with civilian audiences. Contact your public affairs office for more information. (Photo by Greg Mueller)

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • Torres the gunner

    Mar 24, 2009

    Army Reserve Sgt. Danielle R. Torres, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer, looks down from her turret as her protective security detail prepares for yet another mission here on March 21 2009. Torres, a corrections officer from Galloway, N.J., is the gunner on the lead Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for the team, and the only woman qualified as a gunner on the .50-caliber machine gun. She is part of the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade which is nearing its tour here in Iraq. The brigade is the senior civil affairs command for approximately 800 civil affairs Soldiers and Sailors supporting war fighting commanders throughout Iraq. This Army Reserve brigade, composed predominantly of Warrior Citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Fort Monroe Suicide Prevention Training

    Mar 24, 2009

  • ARCIC and TARDEC release robotics strategy

    Mar 24, 2009

    The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently announced a jointly-published "Robotics Strategy" white paper. The strategy looks at ways to further enable the Army's 1.1 million Soldiers.

  • Monroe officials cite AER successes during campaign kickoff event

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Monroe officials cite the successes of Army Emergency Relief during the installation's fundraising campaign kickoff.

  • D.C. Police Chief speaks at ATEC for Women's History Month

    Mar 24, 2009

    From high school drop out to DC police chief, Cathy Lanier tells a compelling story.

  • Fighting 69th Soldiers welcomed home on St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 24, 2009

    It was only fitting that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, an Irishman through and through, welcomed back from Afghanistan 319 Soldiers from the famed New York National Guard's Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment on St. Patrick's Day in New York City

  • Remember the Alamo

    Mar 23, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber, commander of U.S. Army South, spoke at the Alamo Mar. 10 in a ceremony honoring the 173rd anniversary of the famous battle there in 1836.

  • AMU shooter aims for 2012 Paralympics

    Mar 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Josh Olson knows what it means to reinvent himself. An Infantryman for most of his Army career, Olson never dreamed he would someday be an internationally ranked shooter with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. But, everything changed for Olson after losing his right leg in an attack during his 2003 deployment to Iraq.

  • Fort Sam Houston Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 23, 2009

    The month of March is nationally recognized as Women's History Month; a time to reflect on the many contributions of women in history. U.S. Army South is sponsoring the Women's History Month activities for the Fort Sam Houston installation. This year's theme is "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet" and throughout March, everyone here will have the opportunity to participate in various events to help save our planet.

  • Filmmaker follows his brothers to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Thank you." At the Friday premiere of the documentary film Brothers at War at Carmike 15 Cinemas in Columbus, these two words were spoken often - filmmakers thanked Soldiers for their service, and Soldiers thanked filmmakers for producing a film many of them called an accurate and honest depiction of their experiences in Iraq.

  • Soldiers, college students work side-by-side to build homes for homeless

    Mar 23, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 11th Engineer Battalion helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses last week in south Columbus. They partnered with college students on spring break to provide housing for low-income families at a low, interest-free cost.

  • Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year suffers from TBI

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year talks about his traumatic brain injury

  • ARCIC leader attains national recognition

    Mar 23, 2009

    One of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's own has been named one of the Top Blacks in the Military by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Col. Robert S. Ferrell, director of Future Combat Systems' Strategic Communication Directorate at the Army Capabilities Integration Center-Forward in Arlington, Va., was notified of the award in a letter signed by Tyrone D. Taborn, chairman and chief executive officer of Career Communications Group, publishers of the magazine. CCG, based in Baltimore, Md., presented the promotable colonel his award at the Fifth Annual Stars and Stripes Dinner Feb. 20 in Baltimore.

  • National Training Center hosts Congressional Staff

    Mar 21, 2009

    Photos taken on Army Day at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Almost 40 Congressional Staffers participated in small unit tactical training at NTC Congressional staff in order to better understand the training and mission requirements of the Army's war fighters, 20 March 2009. NTC, Fort Irwin is the Nation's pre-eminent joint training center, replicating the contemporary operating environment and arduous environmental conditions for a full spectrum operational training experience.

  • Tournament raises big bucks for AER

    Mar 20, 2009

    Fort Rucker 2009 Army Emergency Relief No-Limit Texas Hold'em Charity Benefit raised $6,500 for AER during the more than 12-hour tournament March 14 at Aviators' Landing.

  • From the classroom to the flight line, fieldtrip gives local children Army Aviation experience

    Mar 20, 2009

    A class of 5- and 6-year-olds from the Enterprise Preparatory Academy took the morning of March 19 to learn about Army Aviation and meet pilots.

  • Richmond coach visits Fort Eustis

    Mar 20, 2009

    University of Richmond coach visits Fort Eustis

  • SMA celebrates Year of the NCO at 8th annual ATSC workshop

    Mar 20, 2009

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston was the keynote speaker March 10 at the 8th Annual Army Training Support Center Distributed Learning Workshop, March 9 through 12, at the Marriot at City Center in Newport News.

  • Youngsters 'scout out' career opportunities

    Mar 20, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 150 and Boy Scout Troop 150 from Enterprise visited the Fort Rucker Fire Department and 6th Military Police Detachment March 14.

  • NCO mentors young Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2009

    Master Sgt. James Goins, serving as first sergeant of B Co., 2nd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt. in Hawaii, is currently here at the NCOA for ANCOC training.

  • Students 'think outside the box'

    Mar 20, 2009

    Leadership Reaction Course tests NCO leadership abilities, teamwork and communication skills.

  • Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    For the Army's civilian winner of the 2009 Department of Defense Women's History Month Foreign Language and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award serving her country, giving back to her community, and helping students of all ages build a future is part of the job-a job she loves.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • Troops provide medicine to remote villagers in Djibouti

    Mar 19, 2009

    Servicemembers traveled throughout remote regions of Djibouti March 7-14 to provide medical and public health aid to more than 2,000 villagers.

  • Warrior Tactical Academy Prepares Soldiers for Deployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    The 832nd Ordnance Battalion is the last stop for many trainee Soldiers before they head off to their respective units. So when the chance comes up for these Soldiers to receive extra training to prepare them for a possible deployment overseas, they head off for Warrior Tactical Academy where they will receive a refresher course on their "Warrior Task and Battle Drills." While at the WTA, trainee Soldiers could face a multitude of scenarios, making preparation for each a vital part of their training mission. "What we had going on (March 10) was training the Soldiers for the lane they will go on tomorrow. They will be conducting convoy operations where they will be dealing with civilian scenarios and also IED (improvised explosive device) scenarios, all to prepare them of any possible deployments overseas," said Staff Sgt. Alexander Cox, a member of Headquarters & Alpha and also a cadre at the WTA.

  • Setting Example for Young Soldiers with Dedication to Cause

    Mar 19, 2009

    Leading by example - it's what a noncommissioned officer is committed to do from the first day they are promoted to a leadership position. NCOs live the Army values. They are known as "The Backbone of the Army" and the professional trainers of the Soldier force. Their mission and the welfare of their Soldiers always come first. Their professionalism and care for Soldiers in their charge has ensured Army success both on and off the battlefield during a time of persistent and extended conflict. The Army is recognizing the efforts, dedication and exemplary performance of its NCOs by proclaiming 2009 the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced the year's special designation at the opening of the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2008.

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