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  • APG Post chapel hails senior NCOs

    May 16, 2009

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • Holt assumes command of ATC

    May 16, 2009

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers train at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard NCO Academy.

  • Commentary: Soldiers represent the best of America

    May 15, 2009

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, one of the few occasions when we throw open our gates and welcome our neighbors on post. I hope those who visit take time to talk to the Soldiers they see, because I fear that, for many Americans, the men and women in uniform are mysteries.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • Sergeant Major Academy class graduates

    May 15, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Francisco Cervantes fulfilled a 20-year dream, May 7, at the Baccalaureate ceremony for the Sergeants Major Academy's 59th graduating class.

  • Perdue visits post, signs education bills for children

    May 15, 2009

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Freedom Hall May 7 to sign two bills to ease military children's transitions between schools as they move because of their parents' service.

  • Soldiers team up with students through PIE

    May 15, 2009

    "This was the best field day by far," said fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thorne, who coordinated the event for Georgetown Elementary School. The difference was the 23 Soldiers in the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, partners in education with the school, she said.

  • Air Force wins at chess tournament

    May 15, 2009

    PFC Pieta Garrett, 23, of Fort Polk, La., took the top individual spot Thursday during the four-day Inter-service Chess Tournament at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. The tournament brought 20 service members of all branches to post for a seven-round Swiss-system tournament.

  • 4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

    May 15, 2009

    Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards.

  • Developing senior leaders: hands-on learning inside the beltway

    May 15, 2009

    During the college's annual National Capital Region Trip from May 11-13, more than 300 USAWC students traveled to Washington D.C. to talk with members of Congress, directors within the State Department, military leaders, and representatives of key government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

  • 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

  • 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