2nd Infantry Division

The 2nd Infantry Division's mission was to deter war. Should deterrence fail, the soldiers of the Warrior Division would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their Korean allies, ready to defend "freedom's frontier."

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Sat, 27 May 2017 16:00:04 EDTFORSCOM

    • Greywolf kicks up dust, builds partnership in multinational exercise Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTWADI SHADIYA, Jordan -- On a hilltop in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the calm morning silence is broken when two F-16 Fighting Falcons drop their explosive payload. As a cloud of powdery dust and shrapnel rise from the target area, the engines of five M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks roar to life and move into position atop a hill overlooking a ravine. A radio crackles as a platoon leader's voice pours from the speakers. "Alpha, get ready. Top hat. Top hat. Top hat." Two 62-ton behemoths maneuver forward of the berm. "3. 2. 1. Fire!" With a deafening boom, bursts of flame leap from the main guns. This was the scene at the culminating combined arms live-fire exercise during Eager Lion 2017, a two-week-long multinational combined training exercise. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment "Warhorse," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent that time building interoperability with their partners.
    • Greywolf Troopers conduct joint, combined exercise in Jordan Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT
    • 1st AD RSSB Sling Load Operations Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTTask Force Muleskinner Soldiers conducted sling load on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan May 22. During sling load operations Soldiers provide water, ammo, fuel, transportation, communication support, food and additional supplies to the warfighters and coalition forces in the brigades' area of operation and throughout the entire theater. Please continue to follow our page. More photos will be upload soon.
    • 1st AD RSSB conducts battlefield circulation Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCol. Michael Lalor and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, command team for the 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, "TF Muleskinners," conducted battlefield circulation in their brigades' area of operation May 23-24. The command team spoke with Soldiers in Jalalabad, Kabul, and Kandahar about their mission and support to the RSSB. Lalor and Howard also presented coins to Soldiers for their outstanding hard work and dedication to the RSSB's mission.
    • First female Alaska Army National Guard Soldier completes army maneuver course Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -When Capt. Amanda Plachek isn't commanding the 134th Public Affairs Detachment or running the State Partnership Program for the Alaska National Guard, she's paving the way for her fellow Soldiers by becoming the first Alaska Army National Guard female to complete a combat arms branch training course.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - May 26, 2017 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTThis week: First Security Force Assistance Brigade soon to 'stand up'; Senior Leaders: Summer Safety -- Responsible Conduct, Good Decisions; On Point: New units to free BCTs from advise, assist mission; Web link: Memorial Day 2017, plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units from across the nation.
    • National Guard Chief highlights force readiness, excellence to Congress Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTWASHINGTON -- The Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen of the National Guard stand ready to protect and defend the nation, thanks to the continued support from Congress, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told a congressional hearing Wednesday. UA-87633511-1
    • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Latvian Special Operations Forces hone elite skills together Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFor an entire week in Latvia, parachutists caught countless gusts of wind, ropes were thrown from hovering helicopters and slammed into the ground below, and the sound of training scarcely stopped for the short pause between night and day. The U.S. Army's aviation presence in the Baltics was doing what it does best, quickly and precisely putting boots on the ground.
    • Fort Drum NCO makes history at Ranger School Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFor Command Sgt. Maj. Rob Fortenberry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team senior enlisted adviser, leading Soldiers meant more than just inspiring words, it meant action. In July 2016, at the age of 45, he became the oldest Ranger School graduate in the history of Soldiers to pass through the school.
    • Full-Scale Exercise energizes Fort Riley rescue, relief capabilities Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT"Exercise, Exercise, Exercise," with those three words Fort Riley garrison personnel launched a full-scale exercise to test directorate crisis responses May 17. The exercise was planned to last 24 to 36 hours, about twice as long as similar exercises conducted in previous years.
    • Fort Bliss Field of Honor Ceremony Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFort Bliss honors fallen Soldiers during a ceremony the Field of Honor at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19, 2017.
    • Brave Rifles honor fallen, celebrate 171 years of tradition Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Five Soldiers dressed in historic uniforms marched past seven cavalry yellow guidons fluttering in the wind during a wreath ceremony held in front of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Memorial here May 16. This year's ceremony honored Sgt. Douglas Riney, of Fairview, Illinois, who was killed during an attack in Kabul Oct. 19, 2016, and all of the fallen heroes of the 3rd Cav. Regt. who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    • Illinois community honors fallen 1st Infantry Division Soldier Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe Chicago suburb of Schiller Park, Illinois, honored one of their own, naming a community baseball field for Pvt. Randol S. Shelton, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
    • Army budget request asks for raise in Soldier pay, housing, subsistence Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTIf Congress approves what was asked for in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, Soldiers can expect to see a bump in their paycheck come January. UA-84299839-1
    • U.S. and Canadian medics train to a higher standard at Maple Resolve 17 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCAMP WAINWRIGHT, Canada - Four UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopters of the Maryland National Guard sit silently side by side on the ramp of airfield 21 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. Their cockpits are vacant and their blades only move by the gusting winds.UA-87633511-1
  • I Corps RSS Feed Sat, 27 May 2017 17:00:06 EDTI Corps

    • Camp Zama gets informed with SAAM 2017 Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 5, 2017) -Camp Zama came together as a community in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, hosting numerous observance events throughout the month of April.
    • Sapper teams invade Fort Leonard Wood: A photo essay Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe 2017 Best Sapper Competition took 48 teams across more than 50 miles in 50 hours, April 25 through 27. UA-87600140-1
    • Volunteers recognized for selfless service Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTCAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 24, 2017) - U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual volunteer recognition ceremony April 21 at Camp Zama Community Club to honor the many volunteers who support and contribute to the community.
    • U.S. Army athletes named to U.S. Team for the 2017 Invictus Games Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTARLINGTON, VIRGINIA -- The Department of Defense announced the names of the 90 servicemen and women that will represent the U.S. Team this September at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada September, 23-30. Among those 90 athletes are 18 active duty and veteran Army athletes who will represent their country and the Army.
    • Normalizing mental health starts with you Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- For the past several years, we as a military have been encouraging service members to optimize their mental health. We know that mental health is just as important as physical health to service members' overall wellbeing, readiness and performance downrange, and because of this we want more service members to proactively use mental health services. But how do we get after truly lowering the traces of stigma about mental health that still linger in our military culture? The answer, quite simply, is for you to participate directly in this shift, and that starts with checking your own attitudes and thoughts about mental health.
    • Breastfeeding course gives moms more support Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Breastfeeding moms and moms-to-be are now getting more support thanks to a lactation education course for Madigan Army Medical Center healthcare staff. About 75 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, primary care managers and dietitians learned how to better help women to breastfeed their babies in a five-day, 40-hour course in late March.
    • Madigan physician assistant named best in his field Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Increasing his residents' contributions to emergency medicine research led Maj. Jonathan Monti to earn the title of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant of the Year. Monti, who is Madigan's director of the EMPA residency program, earned this inaugural award from the Society of Emergency Physician Assistants at their annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., in April for his outstanding service and leadership in the field.
    • Servicemembers reach new heights Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe Basic Alpine course is just one of several instructional mountaineering courses that the JBLM Alpine Club, a branch of Joint-Base Lewis-McChord Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) offers to service members, family members, retirees and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians.
    • 47th Combat Support Hospital tests its life-saving capabilities Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTAfter completing a field training exercise that was conducted on March 14-24, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's only Combat Support Hospital says they remain fully prepared to save lives during an upcoming deployment.
    • Raptors begin eight-month deployment to Afghanistan Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe 16th Combat Aviation Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord deployed about 800 Soldiers to Afghanistan starting March 10 in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
    • 301st MEB maneuvers across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTIn March, soldiers from the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade went through a series of maneuver and mobility exercises on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as part of a deployment readiness exercise, and to demonstrate the brigade's ability to command and control troops in a tactical environment. UA-84825416-9
    • PCS Week offers info for a successful PCS move Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTDuring the week of March 20-24, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) will present PCS Week, a focused opportunity to inform and educate service members, DOD civilians and family members about how the household goods (HHGs) and POV shipment process works.
    • Army takes top spot in Best Armed Forces Competition on JBLM Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTAfter two days of grueling physical challenges, tests of will power and military knowledge, an Army Ranger claimed 1st place in I Corps' inaugural Best Armed Forces Competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Mar. 15-16. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brenden Shannon, a platoon sergeant with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, took first place over 16 other competitors.
    • Bariatric surgery gives new lease on life Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTMore than anything, wanting to give her daughter another sibling is what led Tessa Fautherree to her doctor's exam room to talk to him about surgery. Living with polycystic ovary syndrome required that Fautherree seek out an infertility clinic if she wanted to conceive again. Being above the weight guidelines for the treatment, a struggle that PCOS added to, required that she seek help from a professional.
    • USARPAC bids farewell to Bilton; welcomes Noble and Anderson Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTAustralian Army Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, outgoing Deputy Commanding General-North, U.S. Army Pacific, and Australian Army Maj. Gen. Roger Noble, incoming Deputy Commanding General-North, in concert with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Doug Anderson, incoming Deputy Commanding General-Army Reserve, were honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, March 14.
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