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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 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:03 ESTFORSCOM

    • Strong bond among players, fellow cadets propels Army to second straight victory over Navy Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTAs hundreds of West Point cadets poured out from the stands onto a snow-covered Lincoln Financial Field here, following a 14-13 triumph over Navy, Army celebrated perhaps a turning point in the storied rivalry between the two schools.
    • Calif. Guard works with police to help burned-out residents Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTCalm cloaked the anguish as residents of Ventura, California, their homes ravaged by the Thomas Fire, lined up at the Temple Beth Torah parking lot Saturday waiting for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, to know what -- if anything - was left.
    • New adjutant general assumes command of Oklahoma National Guard Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTNORMAN, Okla. - In a room of distinguished visitors and Soldiers and Airmen who represent the 9,000 Oklahoma Army and Air National Guardsmen, Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson assumed the position of adjutant general of Oklahoma from Brig. Gen. Louis Wilham, interim adjutant general, in a change of command ceremony at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Oklahoma, Dec. 9, 2017.
    • Alaska Army National Guard petroleum supply specialist keeps Arctic Eagles flying Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTFor Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Cody Foster, attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was his first time to the South, or anywhere outside of Alaska for that matter.
    • Alaska National Guard brings holiday cheer to children in St. Michael Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTThe Alaska National Guard has a tradition of serving communities throughout Alaska during the holiday season, delivering Christmas gifts and a variety of delights to the children. In its 61st year, some things have changed over time, but the joyfulness and excitement never does. The island-town of St. Michael was selected for a visit this year, and they expressed gratitude and enthusiasm to their out-of-town guests who showed up to spread holiday cheer.
    • California Army National Guard provides aircraft, personnel to fight wildfires Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTNearly 1,350 California National Guard personnel have joined in the battle against six large, ferocious wildfires that have killed at least one person and consumed more than 137,000 acres.
    • North Carolina National Guard 42nd CST are evaluated by U.S. Army North Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers and Airmen from the 42nd Civil Support Team (CST) conducted training at the North Carolina National Guard's, Camp Butner Training Facility as part of a U.S. Army North validation training exercise Dec. 07, 2017.
    • Army announces activation of second Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Bragg Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTWASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec 8, 2017)- The Department of the Army announced today the activation of second Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. SFABs are specialized units whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner nations.
    • Ohio Guard participates in joint medical training in Angola Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTAbout 30 members of the Ohio National Guard are participating alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces in the first combined medical engagement between the three militaries, Dec. 4-15 in the Republic of Angola.
    • STB Conducts Convoy Escort Live Fire Training Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTStory by Pfc. Alexes Anderson FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., executed a day and night convoy escort team live fire exercise Oct. 26, here.
    • Coalition forces participate in GAFPB Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait (Nov. 26, 2017) - Coalition forces stationed at Camp Arifjan participated in the final event for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. The pistol range tested participant's marksmanship abilities. The GAFPB was hosted by the 1st Theater Sustainment Command - OCP. This was the final event to determine whether participants would receive bronze, silver, or gold medals to be worn on their dress uniforms. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jaccob Hearn)
    • 1st TSC - OCP command staff attends logistics symposium Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTCAMP TAJI, Iraq (Nov. 7, 2017) - U.S. Army officials engage with Iraqi forces during the logistics symposium. They met and discussed upcoming operations by sharing intelligence, developing security strategies and targeting plans. The symposium promotes interoperability between the countries. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Jaccob Hearn)
    • The Soldier behind the rank Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTCAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait- Citizen Soldiers bring with them an abundance of diverse talent, skill, and education. And many times, these attributes are reflected in transferrable work skills that enrich both their military and civilian careers. Citizen warriors can bring a higher level of sophistication than required by their military occupational specialty (MOS). At times, Guard and Reserve Soldiers hold leadership or subject matter expert positions as civilians, but their Army ranks don't reflect the same level of requirement. Civilian careers may be compatible with an MOS, or may vary widely.
    • Guard troops were training when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTWe recognize Dec. 7 as the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the beginning, for the United States, of a long and hard military struggle against the Axis powers.
    • 510th Human Resources Company returns, reflects on time in Puerto Rico Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 ESTFlowers blooming and leaves returning to the trees usually signal the first signs of spring -- new life and a fresh beginning. For the Soldiers of Fort Drum's 510th Human Resources Company, the usual signs didn't mean spring at all; in fact, they came in November. Nevertheless, green leaves and trees (and even the green of the stoplights finally powered back on) meant progress was underway in Puerto Rico, and each day of progress meant one day closer to home.
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    • 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.
    • 3ID Museum opens as 'fitting tribute to 100 years of Marne excellence' Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTThe 3rd Infantry Division Museum was revealed in a grand opening ceremony Nov. 16 on Fort Stewart, Georgia, with a ceremonial ribbon and cake cutting.
    • Holiday Season 2017 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTThanksgiving is upon us, and this week Soldiers around the world will gather in gratitude with loved ones and friends. Others will remain in harm's way, observing the day in the company of their brothers and sisters in arms. Wherever you are, we are thankful for you and grateful for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for what you do every day for our Army and our Nation.
    • Army Medicine designated lead in extremity trauma treatment Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTAs the DoD lead for the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE), the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) leads the way when it comes to the mitigation, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic extremity injuries and amputations
    • Dog-faced Families participate in Family fun day during Marne Week Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers, leaders and Family Members with the 3rd Infantry Division participated in a family fun day at Newman Field on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Nov. 14.
    • Combat Service Support Soldiers take pride in building the 1st SFAB Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTSgt. 1st Class Larhonda Hankins, 6th Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is an advocate for the opportunity for personal growth, which goes hand-in-hand with Soldiers joining the 1st SFAB on Kelley Hill at Fort Benning, Georgia.
    • Army's 1st SFAB demonstrates readiness, experience with first combined field training exercise Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 ESTFORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers and leaders with the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conducted their first combined field training exercise, or FTX, at Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16 - Oct. 27.
    • IRAHC host groundbreaking for new clinic Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTIreland Army Health Clinic officials will host a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 for its new facility. The new building will replace the post's existing medical treatment facility, which was built in 1957 and is the Army's oldest such buildings. The clinic will retain the name of "Ireland" in honor of Maj. Gen. Merritte Weber Ireland, the 23rd surgeon general of the Army. As surgeon general, he oversaw the rebuilding of Walter Reed Army Hospital, set up the Medical Field Services Corps, was instrumental in forming the Army Dental and Veterinary schools, and was the first to bring civilian medical interns into Army hospitals. Just as members of Ireland's family attended the hospital's opening in 1957, the IRAHC family is honored to host Maj. Gen. Ireland's descendants at this groundbreaking ceremony.
    • Veterans Day 2017 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTAmerica's veterans are the cornerstone of our democracy and guarantors of our freedom.
    • 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade promotes first Soldiers under new promotion policy Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTFORT BENNING, Ga. - Three specialists from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade completed the Military Advisory Training Academy and were the Army's first soldiers promoted to sergeant under the Army's new SFAB automatic promotion policy, Nov. 1, 2017 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
    • 1st SFAB Sends first-ever team to Best Medic Competition Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTTwo combat medic Soldiers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade have been chosen to be the brigade's first-ever team to compete in the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Army's Best Medic Competition Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
    • 'Making the team better': 1st SFAB builds readiness with integral medical training Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTFORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers from the 815th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade went through a series of scenario training events at Selby Hill Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 24, 2017.
    • TF 1-28 Trains on Foreign Weapons Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers training alongside the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conduct foreign weapons familiarization training at Ft. Benning, Georgia in order to strengthen their warfighting capabilities and assist allied partners, Oct. 25.
    • 1st SFAB Soldiers trained on UAS as force protection asset Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTSelect members of advisor teams with the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade trained on the RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20 Puma unmanned aircraft systems for 15 days at several locations on Kelley Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia.
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