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Military Friends of NewsBlaze originated these stories, sending them directly to us from Iraq, some from Afghanistan and some in the USA.

Soldiers Take Advantage of The United States Army Combatives School

Taking advantage of the United States Army Combatives School mobile training team, the 157th Infantry Brigade provided the venue to train and certify more than 20 Soldiers from CAJMTC, as well as Soldiers from as far away as West Virginia.

1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment Conducts Annual Training at Atterbury

1st Squadron, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard soldiers, completed annual training at Atterbury-Muscatatuck near Edinburgh, Ind. after deployment to Egypt was cancelled

1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment Trains At Muscatatuck

This is not a scene from a movie, but a daily activity for the 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, Ohio National Guard. The 1-137th is conducting two weeks of annual training at Muscatatuck, near Butlerville, Ind. The training exercises focus on

1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment conducts Annual Training

The 1-293rd, originally slated for a deployment to the Horn of Africa in June that was cancelled due to budget restraints, is focusing on getting back to the basics of their infantry mission during their AT ending May 9.

5-19th Agribusiness Development Team Returns From Afghanistan

Their mission was to bridge the gap between the government of Afghanistan and the farmers by working directly with the local government, specifically the Director of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, his agents, and district governors.

Soldiers From The 402nd Field Artillery Brigade are Anything But Tame

They know that no exercise would be successful without personnel, equipment and other logistical services. So, as part of their annual training last month, the battalion rode in and laid the logistics support framework for the Army Reserve's annual

Civilian Aides to The Secretary of The Army Sworn In

Civilian aides serve as liaisons between the Secretary of the Army and local civic groups and military communities. They help inform community leaders and officials on how to assist surviving family members of Soldiers killed in combat

1st Battalion, 335th Infantry Receives New Commander

The brigade also is excited to welcome Lt. Col. Jeremy Jelly and his wife, Zoey in their new roles at the Warrior Battalion, he said.

New Jersey Employers and Elected Officials Travel to Visit Citizen-Soldiers

Dowgin and McKenna's friendship developed when the two formed a partnership where McKenna began strength training a lot of the 117th's Soldiers on his own time for free.

1438th Transportation Company, Indiana National Guard Prepares for Mobilization

Deploying along with Cronin is Specialist Jesse Harris, a gunner with the 1438th who served on a previous deployment with the company.

IRDO Program Promotes Success At Camp Atterbury

For the past year, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver training Center, Ind., has been home to the Individual Readiness Deployment Operation.

Medical Training Task Force Soldiers Conduct Combat Lifesaver Training

Many Army Reserve Soldiers stationed here in a subordinate unit of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade actually spend a lot of their time at Fort Hood, Texas.

Warbirds Land At Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center

According to Maj. Dave Rader, aviation division chief at Camp Atterbury, the idea was to open up the airspace and allow civilian aviators the opportunity to fly in to Camp Atterbury.

Naval Sea Cadets Train at Atterbury

In true special operations form, the training is extremely demanding. Cadets are subjected to as much as 15 miles of marching while carrying as much as 60 pounds of gear.

Historic Groundbreaking of New Operational Readiness Training Complex

The expansion will be used for additional support facilities, increased bed space and dining facility for Soldiers training at Camp Atterbury. In addition, plans still remain in place to expand the railroad capability of Camp Atterbury to meet its m

U.S.-Afghan Partnership Leads to Aircraft Maintenance Improvements

This partnership isn't about guts-and-glory battles with the Taliban, but about battles that won't take place once the United States is gone unless the country's helicopter maintenance programs progress to self-sufficiency.

Air Assault! Warrior Training Center Brings Course to Camp Atterbury

Students learned how to apply helicopters to various combat operations such as combat assaults, aircraft orientation, sling-loading and rappelling in the Air Assault Course, which is considered by many to be one of the toughest courses the American

Kai Malu ‘O Hawaii 2012: State of Hawaii Exercise

The intent of this exercise will allow harbor personnel, emergency medical services, fire, police and emergency preparedness officials to test their roles in response to a simulated weapon of mass destruction incident and to validate the Area Mariti

82nd CAB Air Traffic Controllers Use Brainpower to Control FOB Shank...

The air traffic control specialists of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Corsair stationed at Forward Operating Base Shank do both.

MPs Train AUP in IED Awareness

Methods of implementing IEDs are constantly changing and the counter IED training is constantly evolving right along with them.