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Combat Engineers recount reasons for success in Afghanistan bomb-clearing mission

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2013) — “Combined arms” is a military term more often associated with assaults, ambushes and other dramatic actions used to close with and destroy the enemy. For engineering tasks? Not so much. This past year in eastern Afghanistan, Fort Bragg-based combat engineers found that a combined-arms approach to sweeping for [...]

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Fort Drum Soldiers participate in Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Jan. 24, 2013) — Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Warrior Transition Unit), at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently participated in the third round of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinic held in Colorado Springs, Colo. The intent of the assessment clinic is to [...]

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CSF2 provides family members, Army civilians with better resilience training tools

WASHINGTON (Jan. 25, 2013) — “It used to be that when I took the Global Assessment Tool all I got was the entire list of training videos that Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness makes available. I didn’t know which ones I should take and felt kind of lost,” said Erica Gantt, wife of Sgt. 1st [...]

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400-plus selected for squadron, group command

400-plus selected for squadron, group command Posted 1/24/2013   Updated 1/24/2013 Email story   Print story by Debbie Gildea Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs 1/24/2013 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – More than 400 officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for mission support, training, recruiting, air base squadron and deputy maintenance group command, Air Force [...]

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Joint contracting exercise commences

FORT BLISS, Texas (Jan. 25, 2013) — More than 300 participants, trainers and support staff arrived at Fort Bliss as part of Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, the U.S. Army Contracting Command’s annual contingency contracting readiness exercise. The Army Contracting Command-, or ACC-designed forum and exercise trains military and deployable civilian contracting officers in warrior [...]

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US planes deliver French troops to Mali

  Photos1 of 3 French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of missions in the Republic of Mali in January 2013. The United States agreed to help France airlift troops and equipment into Mali. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson) Download HiRes French troops prepare for [...]

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STEM students building bridges to bright futures

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2013) — During Great Minds in STEM’s Viva Technology Day at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Jan. 18, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick delivered last-minute instructions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, students during the beam bridge challenge. According to the [...]

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Retired officer describes personal impact of King’s ideals

  Photos  Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite J. Harris before they deliver remarks during the Defense Department’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2013. (Defense Department photo/Glenn Fawcett) Download HiRes  Retired officer describes personal impact of King’s ideals Posted 1/25/2013 [...]

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U.S. troops welcome Special Olympians to South Korea

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea (Jan. 28, 2013) — American military personnel welcomed Team USA to the 2013 Special Winter Olympics Games in South Korea here, Jan. 28. At a ceremony here at the U.S. military headquarters post in Seoul, U.S. troops, civilian employees and family members cheered on the 152 American athletes who came to [...]

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Families make unit stronger

  Photos  Wisconsin Air National Guard family members deployed to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, Southwest Asia; a total of five sets of family members deployed from the 128th Air Control Squadron, Volk Field Combat Readiness Center, Wisconsin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer) Download HiRes Families make unit stronger Posted 1/25/2013   Updated [...]

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