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  • USACAPOC(A) Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 12, 2008

    Warriors Compete U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Public Affairs Office FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USACAPOC (A) News Service, May 14, 2008) Aca,!" Two Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers scored first place in their respective categories during a five-day competition of military wits and physical endurance at Camp Rilea, Ore., May 9, 2008. Spc. Kimo Bandmann, assigned to the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Staff Sgt. William K. Sauder, assigned to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Columbus, Ohio, were the champions of the competition in both the Soldier and noncommissioned officer categories respectively in the Best Warrior Competition hosted annually by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Aca,!A"The competition is designed to evaluate and sharpen the warrior skills of the best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers within the command,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Neil C. Huepel, the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. Aca,!A"These competitors represent not only the command, but also the best Warrior Citizens within the U.S. Army Reserve.Aca,!A? Nine other Soldiers from across the commandAca,!a,,cs 27-state region competed in the competition, which included specific events like running a beach obstacle course, conducting an Army physical fitness test, mastering both day and night land navigation courses, qualifying with a rifle and grenade launcher, completing a list of ten Army common training tasks and answering questions before a six-member board. Sauder, a native Dublin, Ohio, is a combat veteran with eight years in the Army while Bandmann a resident of Springville, Utah, is new to the Army Reserve, spending four previous years within the U.S. Navy special warfare community. The two USACAPOC(A) winners will compete at the Army Reserve wide Best Warrior Competition in July. This Army Reserve-wide competition marks another event demonstrating the professional growth of the U.S. Army Reserve Soldier as it celebrates its centennial anniversary. USACAPOC(A) is five percent of the U.S. Army Reserve CommandAca,!a,,cs force and is responsible for 20 percent of the Army Reserve deployments. The command is comprised of nearly 10,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 27 states. USACAPOC(A) is home to 94 percent of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs CA capability and 71 percent of the DoDAca,!a,,cs PSYOP capability. - USACAPOC (A) -

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tour RDECOM

    Aug 12, 2008

    A group of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers got to meet the scientists and engineers behind the technologies that give them a fighting edge on the battlefield and get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline during a recent tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • USASMA welcomes Sergeants Major Course Class 59

    Aug 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy welcomed the 645 senior noncommissioned officers of Sergeants Major Course Class 59 during opening ceremonies Aug. 8 in the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center East Auditorium at the academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army Strong Against Cancer Team Supports American Cancer Society Event

    Aug 11, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot's team, Army Strong Against Cancer, participates in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life.

  • Tomahawk fury/Training event prepares pilots for war zone

    Aug 8, 2008

    Student pilots flew to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to shoot Hellfire misiles for the first time during the culminating event for the AH-64D Apache Longbow and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior classes.

  • Injured Soldier's perseverance inspires others

    Aug 8, 2008

    After he lost his leg in an explosion, Sgt. 1st Class Roy Mitchell had a choice: give up or thrive in life. He chose the latter.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Army Hero Finally Gets Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2008

    Describes a Military Intelligence Soldier's delayed receipt of the Purple Heart award.

  • Army giving opportunity to America's youth through preparatory school

    Aug 4, 2008

    Today the Army opens the doors for a new opportunity to help young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the Army as the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., accepts students.

  • Carlisle, Carlisle Barracks recognize more than 250-year partnership

    Aug 4, 2008

    For more than 250 years Carlisle and Carlisle Barracks have been community partners. On Aug. 1, the two formally recognized that relationship at an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony held on the Square in downtown Carlisle.

  • Carlisle, Carlisle Barracks recognize more than 250-year partnership

    Aug 4, 2008

    Army Community Covenant signing at Carlisle Barracks.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Drills prepare warriors for combat reality

    Aug 1, 2008

    AIT Soldiers train for urban combat at Fort Rucker's forward operating base.

  • Post celebrates new commander's arrival

    Aug 1, 2008

    Within minutes of taking command, Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs new leader showed he is willing to buck tradition in favor of the welfare of his Soldiers. At his Change of Command ceremony July 24, before beginning his speech, incoming commander Brig. Gen. Bradley MayAca,!a,,cs first official order was for the Soldiers standing in formation, as the Carolina sun beat down on them, to stand, Aca,!A"at ease and shake it out. Loosen up a little bit, get the blood flowing.Aca,!A?

  • 'All clear' at MOUT site

    Aug 1, 2008

    A mock Iraqi village is located in the heart of Fort Jackson Aca,!"Aca,!" complete with a mosque, cemetery, mayorAca,!a,,cs office, burned-out vehicles and Arabic street signs and graffiti. Basic Combat Training Soldiers get their first taste of what to expect during a future deployment through their training at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain site. Soldiers learn how to navigate rooms and clear buildings, explained Staff Sgt. Yamekeia Thompson, a drill sergeant with Company F, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment. The unit takes a Aca,!A"crawl, walk, runAca,!A? approach to training at the MOUT site. Last Friday, during the crawl phase, Soldiers learned how to enter and secure a room, following step-by-step instructions from their drill sergeants.

  • OnTrac eases IET Soldiers' return to civilian life

    Aug 1, 2008

    Amanda BuntonAca,!a,,cs lifelong dream has been to serve her country as a Soldier. Her aspirations to join the Army ended last week when her asthma became too serious for her to continue training. Bunton is not without a plan, however. Thanks to the OnTrac program, separating Soldiers, such as Bunton, are provided the tools and resources to enter the competitive job market.


    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Studies reveal new generation gap

    Jul 31, 2008

    Recent research appears to validate what some Army leaders have said for years: todayAca,!a,,cs young recruits look at the world differently. The staff psychologist of the 75th Ranger Regiment traveled from Fort Benning to Stone Education Center July 25 to share his observations that explain this modern version of a generation gap between Soldiers entering the service today and their older NCOs and officers. His audience was senior commanders and NCOs, staff and civilian leaders.


    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team continues to battle for placement in the Women's division at the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • What goes up

    Jul 28, 2008

    An Airborne student trains on the 250-foot towers during Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Guts and glory/Iron Squad Challenge draws tough competition

    Jul 24, 2008

    Thirty student pushed their bodies to the limit July 21 at the Noncommisioned Officer Academy's Iron Squad Challenge.

  • Father-daughter aviators fly together

    Jul 24, 2008

    CW5 Pat Hicks and his daughter CW3 Felicia Marlow flew together for the first time during refresher training in Daleville, Ala., this summer.

  • 'Sweet Home Alabama''/164th TAOG Soldiers return

    Jul 24, 2008

    After almost 14 months, the 164th TAOG returned July 20 to Fort Rucker from duty in Iraq and Kuwait.

  • Cadet Links Football to Army Leadership

    Jul 23, 2008

    Story describes Army recruiters' involvement at an all-star high school football game. A West Point cadet was the key note speaker at the game's banquet. Army recruiters provided the ceremonial coin, the color guard, national anthem singer, and Army air tunnels. The Army's intense exposure at community event shows recruiters care for local community sports.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • Having a blast at Remagen

    Jul 22, 2008

    Soldiers who start Basic Combat Training usually know that training requires them to push themselves to the edge physically. However, the most dangerous training they will undergo during their 10 weeks in BCT does not involve running, sit-ups or push-ups. At the Remagen Hand Grenade Range, Soldiers learn the proper technique of throwing M-67 hand grenades Aca,!"Aca,!" lethal weapons that detonate within three to five seconds after being activated.

  • Army Partners with Wisconsin All-Star Game

    Jul 22, 2008

    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The U.S. Army Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for their all-star game July 19. Army air tunnels were used to introduce the Wisconsin high school football players. The battalion executive officer provided a unit coin for the coin toss. Army recruiters conducted a color guard and a recruiter sang the national anthem.


    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • USAAC Soldiers win top TRADOC titles

    Jul 21, 2008

    A Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor from the University of Wisconsin Aca,!" La Crosse, and an infantryman from Fort Benning, Ga., were named the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Wrangler Brigade Leads in Combat Fashion

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade stationed here are heading out for combat in style these days, with the new Army Combat Shirt added to their combat gear as the latest and greatest uniform addition.

  • Fort Drum civilian employee earns top antiterrorism award

    Jul 18, 2008

    Anyone who lives or works on Fort Drum should feel extremely safe. The Installation Management Command has chosen John Simard, Fort Drum's installation antiterrorism officer, as the best antiterrorism program manager for all Army installations for the year 2007, winning his program $100,000.

  • Carlisle Barracks unveils new Army Family Housing

    Jul 18, 2008

    Carlisle Barracks unveils new Army Family Housing

  • Carlisle Barracks begins demolition of College Arms homes

    Jul 18, 2008

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • TRADOC recruiting

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Department of Defense is seeking good men and women to fill the ranks of our military. Gail McCabe spoke with deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, where quality is as much an issue as quantity.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Fort Lee Chaplains Focus on Team Ministry

    Jul 17, 2008

    For God and Country. ItAca,!a,,cs the motto that has served the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps for more than 200 years. With the 233rd anniversary of the Chaplain Corps approaching, this serves as a time to reflect on the role of chaplains in todayAca,!a,,cs Army.

  • Advanced Culinary Course Emphasizes Technique

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Advanced Culinary Skills Training Course, taught at the Army Center for Excellence, Subsistence, Quartermaster Center and School, is in the fifth iteration this year and is considered the big leagues of military culinary training.

  • Thirty 49th Soldiers Reaffirm Their Commitment to Service

    Jul 17, 2008

    Thirty Soldiers of the 49th Quartermaster Group raise their hands to the oath of enlistment during a mass reenlistment ceremony held near the Group headquarters. Family members were invited to witness the ceremony on the parade field.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • Vice Chief takes final flight

    Jul 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody completed his final flight as an active-duty aviator at Fort Rucker July 11.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes Barclay

    Jul 15, 2008

    Brig. Gen. James O. Barclay III assumed command of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker on July 11.

  • Golden earns star

    Jul 15, 2008

    Col. Walter M. Golden Jr. was promoted to brigadier general in an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Rucker on July 2.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Army Wife Shares Story to Inspire Others

    Jul 9, 2008

    Becoming a Family means different things to different people. For some it may mean getting married, for others, it may mean having a child. For military wife Devin Patton, it meant finally feeling like a member of the Army Family. Her initial feelings of loneliness and transitioning to life in a new Army community became the topic of a story Patton wrote about in the recently published book, Aca,!A"Household Baggage Handlers.Aca,!A?

  • Anew at 42: Army Provides Soldier with Fulfilling Life Opportunity

    Jul 9, 2008

    Pvt. Felecia Letzeisen has been known to carry around a photo album with pictures of her property back home in Indiana. It shows the land before cultivation Aca,!" barren and bare Aca,!" and after Aca,!" lush and green. She is proud of what she has accomplished with it. Aca,!A"I like sharing beauty with the world, and during a time of war, beauty will bring a smile to anyoneAca,!a,,cs heart,Aca,!A? said the Company A, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade Soldier. LetzeisenAca,!a,,cs personal story is also a thing of beauty, somewhat a tale of cultivation and one that certainly has a few unwritten chapters.

  • Fort Lee Commanding General Reaches Out to Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers probably has a tremendous list of tasks awaiting his attention as the new commanding general, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee. Connecting with Soldiers is one of them, and the 55-year-old didnAca,!a,,ct waste any time in doing so. In less than a month after taking the helm at Fort Lee, he extended his hand in support, bringing in nationally-known music artists for a free, open-to-the public concert event that was held June 27.

  • Promoting Safety with HEAT

    Jul 9, 2008

    The HEAT is a simple yet sophisticated training module that represents an up-armored Humvee. The purpose of the training, which was deemed mandatory for every enlisted Soldier since September 2007 by the DoD, is to simulate a Humvee rollover.

  • Warriors Celebrate Anniversary

    Jul 9, 2008

    The Fort Lee Warrior Transition Unit celebrated its one year conception on July 2, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, said the WTU is ingrained in his heart forever.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 8, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland and Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson are named Reserve and Active Component Drill Sergeants of the Year. Dave Annarino was there for the competition.

  • Fort Eustis, Newport News sign Army Community Covenant

    Jul 7, 2008

    Article and photo about Newport News and Fort Eustis signing the Army Community Covenant.

  • Fort Eustis, Newport News sign Army Community Covenant

    Jul 5, 2008

    Article and photo about Fort Eustis and Newport News, Va., signing Army Community Covenant.

  • Husband and wife reenlist during mass reenlistment

    Jul 4, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Stability and benefits are two of the many reasons Soldiers serving in Iraq elected to stay in the Army July 4, during the largest reenlistment ceremony of deployed Soldiers the Iraq theater has seen at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory.

  • 1,215 servicemembers re-up in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Servicemembers from all over Iraq gathered in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory, Baghdad, to re-enlist and celebrate Independence Day.

  • Leaders of tomorrow train at Fort Lewis

    Jul 3, 2008

    Every summer, Fort Lewis, becomes the home for the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States, Operation Warrior Forge. The exercise, also known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is how Army Reserve Officer Training Corps trains and assesses the next generation of officers prior to their being commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Army officially recognizes USASMA spouse leadership training, lists in ATRRS

    Jul 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the Army took a big step in recognizing that support through this yearAca,!a,,cs Spouse Leadership Development Course classes.


    Jun 30, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, ESPN's Crawford and Jacobson, and Fox New's Ainsley Earhardt--National News Hosts who Tout Army's Message Through A Unique Experience with the Golden Knights.

  • Family Strong, Like Father Like Daughter

    Jun 30, 2008

    When you think about a teenager joining the army you can envision the parent or parents taking their child to the airport to see them off to basic training. However, that was not the case with Mario and Gabrielle Alejandrino.

  • Army combatives training is helping today's Soldier become more effective

    Jun 27, 2008

    Because the modern Soldier spends more time clearing rooms and engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat than those Soldiers before him, a renewed emphasis has been put on the importance of subduing an enemy without a weapon. That isnAca,!a,,ct to say Soldiers of yesteryear never had to rely on a swift hand to best an enemy. ItAca,!a,,cs just that AmericaAca,!a,,cs desert Soldier of the 21st century finds himself coming into close contact with the enemy on a more frequent basis than before. And thanks to a former Fort Lewis Army Ranger, todayAca,!a,,cs Soldier is becoming better trained to effectively neutralize that close-quarters threat.

  • Feedback to aid in future Stryker vehicle upgrades

    Jun 27, 2008

    In its continuing mission to keep todayAca,!a,,cs Stryker brigade combat teams equipped with the latest and greatest upgrades, the Training and Doctrine Command capabilities manager, SBCT, and program manager, Stryker showcased its new innovations, June 18 at the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment motor pool. Not only did the TCM SBCT want to give Soldiers a glimpse into future Stryker add-ons, They were looking for input, too. TCM SBCT Senior Program Analyst for Futures and Current Operations, Sean Hunter, said they were there to get feedback from Soldiers familiar with the vehicle.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Fort Lee Bike Patrols Aims to Strengthen Neighborhood Relations

    Jun 26, 2008

    Fort Lee Bike patrol officers Sgt. Torrian Peterson, Sgt. Chante Williams, and Sgt. Scott Thompson prepare for training in community policing. The main component of the new initiative with the Fort Lee Police is community involvement.

  • Mortuary Affairs Reservists Conduct Search and Recovery Training

    Jun 26, 2008

    Soldiers, from both the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, were training at Fort Lee Aca,!" the home of military mortuary affairs Aca,!" to earn the mortuary affairs military occupational specialty. Part of that training is learning how to locate and process remains.

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION Competition Announces National Winners

    Jun 25, 2008

    Four national winning teams were announced Tuesday in the U.S. Army's 2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • USASMA makes history: graduates first of back-to-back SMNRC classes

    Jun 23, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, made history June 20 by graduating 442 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Nonresident Course Class 1-08 in the morning and then welcoming 337 more senior NCOs to Class 2-08 later that evening.

  • Fort Story celebrates Army's 233rd Birthday

    Jun 23, 2008

    Photo of Army Birthday celebration at Fort Story.

  • Fort Eustis celebrates Army's 233rd Birthday

    Jun 23, 2008

    Photos of the Army Birthday celebration at Fort Eustis.

  • Thompson, Noland are 2008 Drill Sergeants of the Year

    Jun 22, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson IV of Fort Jackson, S.C. and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland of the 95th Reserve Division in Oklahoma City were named the 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year in a competition hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • Midlands communities pledge their support to Fort Jackson

    Jun 20, 2008

    The Army Community Covenant was ratified by leaders from the state of South Carolina, Midlands communities and the Army Friday during a ceremony at Dreher High School. The covenant pledges the communitiesAca,!a,,c support to the Soldiers and family members in the area.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • 2008 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 19, 2008

    Seven of the Army's top training NCOs from across the nation compete for the title of 2008 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Combined Drill Sergeant School ground breaking at Fort Jackson

    Jun 19, 2008

  • Fort Jackson Army Birthday celebration

    Jun 19, 2008

    Fort Jackson celebrates the Army's 233rd birthday!

  • Commentary: Ignorance is not bliss in the voting booth

    Jun 19, 2008

    In case you missed it Aca,!" and judging by the turnout, or lack thereof, a great majority of South Carolina voters did Aca,!" the non-presidential primary elections took place last week here in the Palmetto State. Only one in every five registered voters across the state cast a ballot.

  • Wounded Warriors win highest Georgia broadcasters recognition

    Jun 19, 2008

    Men and women in uniform were recognized as Georgians of the Year at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention June 6 at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort in Marietta, Ga.

  • General Cites Challenging Recruiting Environment

    Jun 19, 2008

    The Army is now exceeding its recruiting requirements, but that force may contain more soldiers who needed waivers to sign up in the years ahead, a senior officer said, but added that may not be as bad as it sounds.

  • 2-9 Soldier eyes Beijing

    Jun 18, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson, a weapons squad leader with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, secured his spot on the U.S. Marksmanship Team May 19 during the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup. The three-day competition, in which eight Soldiers won a spot on the team, took place at Phillips Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Belvoir, Quantico businesses form regional alliance

    Jun 16, 2008

    Article describing the creation of a unique community business alliance formed in support of the BRAC realignments of Fort Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Celebrates Army Birthday

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • Brigade exercise trains leaders on fire support coordination

    Jun 16, 2008

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted a fire support coordination exercise June 2-6 at Range 48 here. The purpose of the exercise was to train and validate company commanders, fire support officers and joint tactical air controllers in planning and executing indirect fires, close combat attack and close air support.

  • Top Drill Sergeants Begin Quest for 2008 Army Title

    Jun 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launches 2008 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Carlisle Barracks and the U.S. Army War College celebrate the Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    The 233 Army Birthday celebration at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks.

  • Fort Lee Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Fort Lee celebrated the Army's 233rd Birthday June 13 with a ceremony at Williams Stadium. The day's event included an enlistment and re-enlistment ceremony, a post-wide run, and an afternoon of activities for Soldiers and Family members.

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 13, 2008

    Photo of Army birthday celebration

  • Celebrating the Army's Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Lee and Fort Pickett, Va., visited schoolchildren from the local communities to read the Army Birthday Book and share a little Army history.

  • Future Combat Systems Complete First Major Test

    Jun 11, 2008

    In the high mountain desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, Future Combat Systems successfully completed a first Force Development Test and Experiment May 18.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • TRADOC Commander receives MacArthur award

    Jun 10, 2008

    The Virginia Peninsula Aca,!" Gen. Douglas MacArthur Chapter, Association of the United States Army, presented the MacArthur Award to the Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at the chapterAca,!a,,cs Industry Day dinner. The MacArthur Award is given annually to a citizen, military or civilian who has significantly contributed to national defense, the Army, Soldiers, AUSA and the local chapter.

  • Fort Lee Prepares to Celebrate Army Birthday

    Jun 10, 2008

    Personnel on Fort Lee, Va., prepare to celebrate the Army's Birthday June 13.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • The Chaplain Experience

    Jun 9, 2008

    The Task Force Mountain chaplain describes his role for deployed Soldiers


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