Division Special Troops Battalion "Lightning"

Division Special Troops Battalion "Lightning"

The Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division was first constituted on 30 July 1943 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, Special Troops, 4th Infantry Division and activated on 4 August 1943 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. It served in 5 campaigns with the 4th Infantry Division during the Second World War: Normandy (streamer with arrowhead indicating participation in the initial assault), Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. After the end of the Second World War the unit was inactivated on 12 March 1946 at Camp Butner, North Carolina.

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Thu, 24 Jan 2019 08:00:04 ESTFORSCOM

    • First Army visits 184th Sustainment Command Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTMaj. Gen. Terrance "Terry" McKenrick, commanding general of First Army Division East, Brig. Gen. Clint E. Walker, commanding general of the 184th Sustainment Command, and Col. Millard "Guy" Reedy, 184th Sustainment Command chief of staff, discuss the 184th's deployment process at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 23, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb)
    • First Army Visits 1st Theater Sustainment Command's Operational Command Post Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSenior Leaders from all components of the U.S. Army pause for a photo while meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 23, 2019. Pictured from left: Command Sgt. Maj. Carl A. Fagan, 1st Army Division East senior enlisted advisor; Maj. Gen. Flem B. "Donnie" Walker, commanding general First Theater Sustainment Command; Maj. Gen. Terrance "Terry" McKenrick, commanding general 1st Army Div. East; Brig. Gen. Clint E. Walker, commanding general 184 Sustainment Command; and Command Sgt. Jason Little, 184th Sustainment Command senior enlisted advisor. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb)
    • 10th Mountain Division Artillery's historic colors return to Fort Drum Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTCurrent and former members of the 10th Mountain Division Artillery (DIVARTY) help unveil the World War II U.S. colors during a ceremony Jan. 22 at Fort Drum, New York. The colors were previously displayed at DIVARTY headquarters until its deactivation in 2004 and have been returned by retired Maj. Charles Thompson, former DIVARTY personnel officer.
    • Active, Reserve, Guard leaders participate in SDDC-hosted Task Force Reserve Component Summit Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTSenior active duty, Reserve and National Guard commanders and logisticians gathered for a Task Force Reserve Component Summit hosted by the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) at Scott AFB, Ill. Jan 17.
    • Army implements joint duty assignment credit guidance for officers Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe Army recently implemented new guidelines on joint duty assignment credit for officers as outlined in Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1300.19, DoD Joint Officer Management Program. As of April 3, 2018, Army Officers serving in a standard joint duty assignment are eligible for joint duty assignment credit after accumulating 24 month, points or a combination of both.
    • Three states, two times zones and one brigade's culminating mission Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was spread across Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana in the central and eastern time zones from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, with one training mission: to defeat their enemy.
    • Top enlisted National Guard leader visits Djibouti Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe command sergeant major of the National Guard Bureau, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, visited Army and Air National Guard members working for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from Jan. 15-19.
    • Brigade withstands training crucible, gears up for rotation Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTAs the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) goes through its paces at the crucible known as the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, the goal is to prepare Soldiers to handle situations that might - or will - arise during their deployment to Afghanistan later this year.
    • Multinational exercise encourages Soldiers to take on new roles, challenges Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTU.S. Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division along with more than 5,500 service members from 16 nations participated in the first phase of Combined Resolve XI at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 26-Dec.14, 2018.
    • Battalion uses innovative technology to promote fitness, resiliency Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTAs the Army transitions to the Army Combat Fitness Test to assess Soldier fitness levels, the Maryland Army National Guard's 629th Military Intelligence Battalion has embraced a program designed to enhance individual physical fitness routines while preparing for the new test.
    • Guard cyber units evolve as cyber threats continue Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTJust as the cyber threat has continued to evolve and grow, so too have the National Guard's cyber teams and cyber capabilities, said Guard officials during a cyber roundtable discussion at the Pentagon.
    • Fort Drum community gathers to honor life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTFort Drum community members gathered Jan. 16 at the Commons to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event was hosted by the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, which will also support a blood drive on MLK Day, Jan. 21.
    • New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen assist law enforcement in New York City security missions Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTNew York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen went up in the air and down in the ground Jan 10 and 14 as part of their mission to help law enforcement agencies deter terrorism in New York City.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - Jan. 18, 2019 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThis week: FORSCOM CSM visits JBLM; Senior Leader: LTG Laura Richardson, Acting CG, FORSCOM and CSM Michael Grinston, CSM, FORSCOM, provided remarks on the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; On Point: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units around the globe.
    • National Guard program emphasizes women's role in peace, security Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program hosted an international exchange of experts in January that focused on the inclusion of women in peace and security efforts and resulted in significant progress on a draft United Nations national action plan for the Kingdom of Tonga.
  • III Corps RSS Feed Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:00:06 ESTIII Corps

    • Fort Hood offers recognition for Vietnam vets Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood, Texas, and the surrounding communities will gather May 21, 2012, on the installation to give area Vietnam veterans the recognition and welcome home they deserve.
    • Saber Squadron counters indirect fire operations Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Soldiers of Bandit Troop, 6th ‘Saber’ Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, along with their Iraqi Security Force partners, sought out insurgents attempting to use indirect fire assets against the local security forces in Wasit province, Iraq, by conducting area reconnaissance, July 6, 2011.
    • 1st Air Cavalry conducts rare sling load operation in Afghanistan Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation July 6, 2011, using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
    • Darnall committed to customer service; wants patient feedback Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTGood customer service costs nothing, but it is priceless in terms of what it means to the patients and staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Patients have the opportunity to anonymously provide feedback on their hospital visit by either completing an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) comment and/or filling out the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).
    • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place' Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSenior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.
    • Six years success in southern Iraq, Mission complete for U.S. reconstruction team Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTThe Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq have accomplished much over the last eight years and in Babil Province, one team has thousands of success stories to its name.
    • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.
    • First AFAP EFMP Focus Forum held Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Dozens of issues were discussed regarding the Exceptional Family Member Program at the first Army Family Action Plan EFMP Focus Forum June 21. Out of all the issues, three were deemed the most critical by the forum participants and will become part of the Fort Hood AFAP.
    • Dust, heat no deterrent for Fourth of July fun Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTContingency Operating Site Kalsu is often a dusty and uncomfortably hot place in July. Despite the dismal conditions, Soldiers and civilian employees came out in droves to celebrate America’s Independence Day with sports, food and relaxation.
    • Despite triple-digit heat, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Fort Hood Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTTriple-digit heat didn't prevent Fort Hood Soldiers and families from celebrating the Fourth of July during Freedom Fest 2011.
    • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTOn a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.
    • Keeping this summer safe Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas - Summer is here. Soldiers and their Families are out in force on area lakes, at the pools and outside enjoying the sunshine and hot weather. Along with summer and its associated outdoor activities comes a renewed emphasis on safety while enjoying outdoor activities and the need for battle buddies to look out for one another.
    • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EDTFort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.
    • Staying fit through deployment Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:19:44 ESTBABIL, Iraq- Soldiers often set goals to achieve while deployed, finishing college, learning to play an instrument or, one of the most popular, getting in better shape. Often, Soldiers have hectic schedules during deployment and find it hard to schedul
    • Musayyib celebrates new civic center Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:43:15 ESTBABIL, Iraq- The Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and local provincial government officials held an opening ceremony in Musayyib, Iraq, Feb. 12, for the Musayyib Civic Center. The ceremony celebrated the n
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