101st HQ deploying to Liberia in response to Ebola epidemic
The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance, DOD announced during a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 30, 2014.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness
Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing with exercises Garuda Shield and Keris Strike ongoing, and with exercise Orient Shield scheduled to being next month.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Keris Strike 14 wraps up in Malaysia
Keris Strike 14 came to an end with an official closing ceremony, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, Sept. 26, 2014, to conclude the 18th iteration of the U.S. and Malaysian bilateral exercise, which began Sept. 13.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army chief addressing events overseas: These are really tough times
These are "really tough times, where logistics and running our logistics organization has never been more important as we bring equipment out of Afghanistan, as we prepare for deployments to Africa, as we prepare for deployments to Iraq," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Sept. 26, 2014, at a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon for the new Army deputy chief of staff G-4.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
20th CBRNE troops train with NATO Response Force
The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), is training with units from the NATO Response Force, during Exercise Golden Mask.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S., Indian Soldiers train together
Watching the sunrise above the Himalayas while practicing yoga, rock climbing and rappelling as monkeys jump through the trees overhead; it sounds like an adventure vacation but for more than 75 U.S. Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, it's an opportunity to work with the soldiers of the Indian Army to enhance the cooperation and coordination necessary during peacekeeping operations.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
1st Infantry Division HQ deploying to Iraq
Soldiers from the "Big Red One" division headquarters, will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced, Sept. 25, 2014.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield
More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'
Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
CSA: ISIL must be taken down by cooperative effort
Moderate fighters in Syria, Iraqi security forces, Peshmerga (Kurdish fighters), allies and partners of the U.S., all have a vested interest in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or ISIL, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
Top Three Reasons Why We Love Working with Warrior Games Athletes
Today’s post was written by Ms. Rebecca Farmer of the […]

Today’s post was written by Ms. Rebecca Farmer of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Center Public Affairs Office

Warrior Games athletes have served, sacrificed and continue to prove that the strength of the Army comes from its Soldiers. These wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are not only overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, but they are resilient, setting the standard for what it means to be ‘mentally tough.’

Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Experts (MRT-PEs) partner with each of the seven sporting events at the Warrior Games: cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and track and field. The MRT-PEs teach resilience and performance skills that help the athletes perform at their best in competition, as well as live full and resilient lives. We asked them what they most enjoy about working with the men and women representing the U.S. Army during the 2014 Warrior Games.

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Fort Riley MRT-PE Susan Goodman discusses self awareness and cue words with
the archery team at the 
U.S. Army Warrior Trials June 13, 2014, at West Point, N.Y.

3. We see the positive impact on their lives

“I get to see the ‘a-ha’ moment an individual has when he/she opens up and sees how performance and resilience skills impact his/her life in a positive way.”

“Working with the Warrior Games athletes means having the opportunity to use my experience, knowledge, and passion not only to enhance their experience and performance at the games, but also help them develop the motivation and confidence to continue in their pursuit of activity and competition long after the games end.”

“It is a gift to be able to help them see that, while goals may change, the future is there for the taking. Helping them set in motion their goal plans and showing them what is right about them means more than I can say.”

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MRT-PE John Evans addresses the wheelchair basketball team, prior to
practice, at the U.S. Army Warrior Trials. 
June 13, 2014, at West Point, N.Y.

2. They inspire us

“These athletes inspire me to face my own challenges head-on despite any trepidation I may have and just go for it.”

“These athletes keep me on my toes, and I am constantly challenged to keep training innovative and relevant. They push me as a sport psychology professional and, as a person, to stay sharp and current on the techniques and skills I teach.”

“I can be simultaneously inspired by and be inspirational to the athletes. It means being a part of something greater- something motivating, encouraging and life-changing for all involved.”

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 National Capital Region MRT-PE Graham Block leads the cycling team through an
imagery script to help them with their race starts.  June 13, 2014, at West Point, N.Y.

1. It’s our opportunity to give back

“It’s my chance to give back in some small way to those members of our military who have given and are willing to give everything.”

“Being able to use my skills and knowledge to help someone during the recovery process allows us to give back to those who took such good care of my family [when my sister was born with significant medical issues].”

“Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers have already given so much that working with them is just one small way for me to give back.”

 

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Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness is proud to partner with the Warrior Transition Command in support of the  wounded, ill and injured Army athletes at the Warrior Games, and maintain our commitment to improve the readiness  and resilience of the Total Army- Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Families- as part of the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

For more information on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, please visit http://csf2.army.mil.

For more information about the Ready and Resilient Campaign, please visit http://www.army.mil/readyandresilient/

For more information on the 2014 Warrior Games, please visit http://www.wtc.army.mil/warrior_games/


Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:08 +0000
 
2014 Warrior Games: Swimming

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

2014 Warrior Games: Swimming

U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Kelly Elmlinger, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, swims a preliminary race during the 2014 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans participated in the 2014 Warrior Games, an annual event featuring Paralympic-style competitions. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ronda Robb/Released)


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:25:25 -0700
2014 Warrior Games: Basketball

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

2014 Warrior Games: Basketball

U.S. Army Sgt. Delvin Maston, Birmingham, Ala., a member of the Army team, shoots a free throw during the Army's first game of wheelchair basketball during the 2014 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo, Sept. 30, 2014. More than 200 service members and veterans participated in the 2014 Warrior Games, an annual event where wounded, ill and injured veterans competed in various Paralympic events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cameron Leto/Released)


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:25:21 -0700
2014 Warrior Games: Volleyball

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

2014 Warrior Games: Volleyball

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw, Clarksville, Tenn., a member of the Army team, reacts to hitting the ball during the first sitting volleyball game against the U.S. Special Operations Command team during the 2014 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29, 2014. More than 200 service members and veterans participate in the 2014 Warrior Games, an annual event where wounded, ill and injured warriors compete in various Paralympic-style events. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sara Wakai/Released)


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:41 -0700
2014 Warrior Games: Shooting

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

2014 Warrior Games: Shooting

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, reloads his rifle during shooting practice at Fort Carson, Colo., in preparation for the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 23, 2014. More than 200 service members and veterans will participate in the 2014 Warrior Games, an annual event where wounded, ill and injured veterans compete in various Paralympic-style events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ronda Robb/Released)


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:37 -0700
2014 Warrior Games: Relay

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

2014 Warrior Games: Relay

U.S. Army retired Sgt. 1st Class Andrew McCaffrey, a member of the Army team, trains on receiving the baton during the teams relay event for the 2014 Warrior Games at Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 24, 2014. More than 200 service members and veterans participated in the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, an annual event held in Colorado Springs, Colo., in which wounded, ill and injured compete in various Paralympic-style events. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elliott Banks/Released)


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:35 -0700
 
'Dustoff' closer to medical evacuation mission in Grafenwoehr
Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment made the move to Grafenwoehr this past summer to be closer to its medical evacuation mission at Hohenfels, and thereby reduce temporary duty costs, time away from home for personnel, and wear and tear on equipment, according to U.S. Army Europe.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
GTA provides better training, say Dutch snipers
Snipers with the Royal Dutch Marines conducted marksmanship training as part of the sniper instruction school on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Sept. 24.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Michigan's 46th MP Company takes part in State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemmessardze
The Michigan Army National Guard's 46th Military Police Company recently took part in Winds of Change, a joint State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemessardze (National Guard) units in Riga.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Several Army in Europe units among winners in Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards
WIESBADEN, Germany -- Several Army in Europe organizations were among 36 logistics units honored as winners in the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards program.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Zombies invade Hohenfels
Drama students help promote National Preparedness Month
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
82nd Airborne Division commemorates 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands
Military units from across the world came together to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Events included memorial ceremonies and airborne operations featuring Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, the British 16 Air Assault Brigade, Germany, Poland, Canada, Italy, France and the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevant
21 U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers finish the three-week Eurasian Security Studies Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Suicide prevention embraces overall wellness
FMWR employees connect during dynamic Suicide Stand Down Day
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Schweinfurt's Army garrison closes chapter of nearly 70 years of German-American history
Nearly seven decades of U.S. Army presence in the Lower Franconia town of Schweinfurt concluded during a garrison closure ceremony Sept. 19, 2014.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Hundreds help raise awareness for suicide prevention at 3k walk/run
More than 600 Soldiers, Family members and civilians turned out Sept. 24 at Urlas Housing to show their support during the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 3-kilometer Walk/Run.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
CBRNE Task Force participates in training rotation
FORT POLK, Louisiana -- Soldiers from the Department of Defense's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards are training with the U.S. Army's premier forcible entry force at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Sappers strengthen combat engineer skills during rappel training
Troops from the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) exercised quick infiltration and exfiltration skills -- essential tasks in combat engineer reconnaissance missions in rough terrain -- during rappel tower training Sept. 18, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
8th HRSC supports top resource in Pacific Pathways; Soldiers
The less than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center are constantly providing HR services throughout the massive Pacific Theater, making them the natural go-to experts for the Army's Pacific Pathways concept.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness
Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
US, Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event
Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Indonesia, Sept. 15.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Keris Strike 14 wraps up in Malaysia
Keris Strike 14 came to an end with an official closing ceremony, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, Sept. 26, 2014, to conclude the 18th iteration of the U.S. and Malaysian bilateral exercise, which began Sept. 13.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces
Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Wolfhounds take it back to the basics
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- They are the oldest combat arms branch in the Army, and training to defeat America's enemies is a vital task for an infantryman. It is one of the most physically and psychologically demanding specialties in the Army and the Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment are up for the task.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure
Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike
WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
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