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XVIII Airborne Corps

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The XVIII Airborne Corps is superbly trained in tactical operational and strategic levels of war and is capable of exercising the nation's ability to conduct strategic forced entry operations, any where in the world on 18 hours notice. They have been widely recognized as a superbly trained force capable of operating from peace operations to general-purpose war and capable of conducting large-scale joint and combined operations.

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:00:03 ESTFORSCOM

    • Soldier, veteran Olympian ready to go for gold in doubles luge at Winter Olympics Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTWASHINGTON -- By day, Sgt. Matthew Mortensen is an engineer, both as a civilian and for the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company. Oh, and he's also qualified for the Olympics for the third time.
    • Mattis praises strong collaboration in coalition to defeat ISIS Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTWASHINGTON -- The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome. Mattis, speaking t
    • 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trains for Kosovo mission with Task Force Warhawg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers from the California Army National Guard's 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) successfully completed a Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX) on Feb. 12 at Camp McGregor, New Mexico, in preparation for an upcoming nine-month security and stabilization mission in Kosovo.
    • New Hampshire troops train in the cold with Canadian forces Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTA company of mountain infantrymen from the New Hampshire Army National Guard and a platoon of reservists from the Canadian Armed Forces convened here and at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, to conduct training, Feb. 10-15.
    • 10th Mountain Division's UAS company realigns for attack Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTA change of command ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, on February 6 not only marked the arrival of a new commander for D/10 "Grey Eagle" Company, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), but also the unit's realignment from the brigade's 3-10 General Support Aviation Battalion to 1-10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - Feb. 16, 2018 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTThis week: 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade holds activation ceremony; Senior Leaders: GEN Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, provided comments during the activation ceremony of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade; On Point: Army Worldwide Antiterrorism Training Seminar; Weblink: Army Materiel Mobilization; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units from across the nation.
    • Easy fixes for certain issues to get Soldiers moved from non-deployment status, SMA says Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTWASHINGTON -- Being ready to go to the fight is at the top -- the very top -- of the list of things a Soldier needs to be in order to be successful in the Army.
    • Valentine's Day, the Army way: For these Soldiers, love is the greatest weapon Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTWASHINGTON -- For many couples, Valentine's Day is more than just a lighthearted holiday and a chance to exchange chocolates and flowers -- it's an opportunity to celebrate the joy and sacrifice that are inherent in enduring love.
    • Tack Force Darby's Do-Nou Road Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMembers of Task Force Darby completed a road repair project Jan. 25 by using a method called Do-Nou.
    • 10th Mountain Division commander updates community on deployments, training at home, fighting ISIS Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTSupporting current operations around the world while training for future wars is how the 10th Mountain Division assures its Soldiers remain "ready today, relevant tomorrow." That is the message that Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander shared with community members Feb. 9 at Jefferson Community College.
    • Dual military couple faces first deployment apart Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTFrom high school sweethearts to Army Soldiers - Sgt. Karrington Austin and Spc. Dominique Austin, both assigned to 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have been dedicated to each other for six years with no end in sight. Although married life is tough for any couple, dual-military romances face unique obstacles but can withstand the test of time with love. The Austin's started off as best friends during their junior year at Ross Sterling High School in Houston, Texas. "It was the last three months of our junior year when we started dating," said Dominique. "It was then over the summer I knew she was the one I wanted to spend my life with. I formulated a plan to propose and marry the love of my life."
    • Fort Drum community celebrate African American History Month observance with music, inspiring words Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMembers of the Fort Drum community gathered at the Commons on Feb. 13 to celebrate African American History Month. Chaplain (Maj.) J.P. Smith, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy division chaplain, spoke on the theme of "African Americans in times of war."
    • National Guard couple celebrates Valentine's Day before deploying Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTEvery year, thousands of married Soldiers are deployed around the world, away from their spouses and families. Though some may marry other service members, it is rare for a dual military couple to deploy together.
    • Jump Pay Gets First Major Update in Nearly 70 Years Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTLast month the Department of Defense updated the regulation that covers Parachute Duty-Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay, enabling commanders, O5 and higher, to protect pay by waiving one jump during a 12-month period.
    • 71st EOD welcomes new CSM Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTFORT CARSON, Colo. - Col. Frank Davis II, commander, 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), hosted a change of responsibility ceremony to signify the passing of the Group's senior enlisted leadership from Command Sgt. Maj. Weston West to Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Strickland, Feb. 9, at the William Reed Special Events Center on post.
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    • Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMillie Dunn Veasey, now 100 years old, said her life changed in ways she never could have imagined when she joined the Army.
    • A 'map' for the multidomain megacity Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTArmy scientists pursue advances in situational awareness, 3-D modeling and real-time data updating to help units make better decisions faster in urban combat.
    • 10th Mountain Division commander updates community on deployments, training at home, fighting ISIS Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTSupporting current operations around the world while training for future wars is how the 10th Mountain Division assures its Soldiers remain "ready today, relevant tomorrow." That is the message that Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander shared with community members Feb. 9 at Jefferson Community College.
    • Photo Essay: Cold-Weather Operations Course students participate in snowshoe training at Fort McCoy Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTStudents in the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-04 participated in snowshoe training Feb. 7, 2018, at a training space on the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis.
    • Control Your Muzzle Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTAuthor's note: Let's cut to the chase: No one has ever been shot with an unloaded gun. A bang is always conclusive proof that a gun was loaded. Firearms are discharged in one of only two ways: intentionally or negligently. Once the bang happens, it's out of your control. This article is about how to control your firearm.
    • Fort Drum community celebrate African American History Month observance with music, inspiring words Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMembers of the Fort Drum community gathered at the Commons on Feb. 13 to celebrate African American History Month. Chaplain (Maj.) J.P. Smith, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy division chaplain, spoke on the theme of "African Americans in times of war."
    • Jump Pay Gets First Major Update in Nearly 70 Years Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTLast month the Department of Defense updated the regulation that covers Parachute Duty-Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay, enabling commanders, O5 and higher, to protect pay by waiving one jump during a 12-month period.
    • Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTCIBOLA RANGE, YUMA PROVING GROUND, Arizona -- Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) during a Limited User Test (LUT). The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort between the West Fort Hood, Texas-based Aviation Test Directorate (AVTD) of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), Yuma Test Center (YTC) at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, and Redstone Test Center (RTC) based at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
    • CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTU.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for "social media scams" where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for "trust-based relationship scams," also known as Romance Scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.
    • 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade holds activation ceremony Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTFort Benning, Ga. -- The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade held an activation ceremony at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 8, unveiling their unit colors for the first time in history.
    • Soldiers honor legacy of blood bank pioneer Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center and the 18th Field Artillery Brigade kicked-off Fort Bragg's celebration of Black History Month with a blood drive Feb. 2 celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Charles Drew.
    • Marne Community Kicks off Black History Month with Observance Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers and leaders throughout the 3rd Infantry Division gathered for a Black History Month Observance at Club Stewart in Fort Stewart, Georgia, Feb. 1
    • Where the Rail Meets the Road Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTWill you be crossing a railroad track today? If so, your life could be in danger.
    • XVIII Airborne Corps Soldiers Dominate During FORSCOM Marksmanship Competition Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTFORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps competed in the 2017 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Small Arms Marksmanship Competition held Oct. 23-26 across Fort Bragg.
    • Road Weary - Driving Fatigued Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTWe've all experienced what it feels like to drive fatigued. We've made the mistake of working all day and then taking off on a long drive to be with family or friends during a holiday or vacation. I often did that when I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. On Thursday afternoons, we would be released about 3 p.m. after Sergeant's Time Training. I would hop into my vehicle, which I'd already packed, and set off on an eight-hour-plus drive to Joplin, Missouri.
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