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The effort was not lost on the Soldiers who attended. Staff Sgt. Jeff Bradbury, Portage, Ind. and administration specialist at the Patriot Academy, got there early to make sure he was able to get himself and his family at the very front of the autog
Snipers were required to fire at targets while moving at different speeds in a UH-60 Blackhawk as part of an aerial firing platform exercise.
Two years ago, Camp Atterbury started training and preparing civilian contractors to serve abroad in support of America's interests in forward operating areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan through the Individual Replacement Deployment Operations. It
Senior Medic, Master Sgt. James Stranahan, of Shelburn, Ind., 53rd Civil Support Team, was in the third row stands when the stage collapsed.
The 270 students who participated in the week-long training event endured obstacles and conquered fears, both physical and mentally challenging.
Rayna Goodin, of Indianapolis, rappels down a 45-foot rappel tower during Kids' Annual Training at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.
Ed Rossi, of Kenosha, Wis., performs a series of doughnuts while fellow rider Kyle Lee, of Atlanta, prepares to ride up a ramp for a jump during the Installation Support Unit Organization Day held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center.
They addressed each other by first name as opposed to rank and last name. While to some this informality would indicate a lack of discipline, to the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group it is just how business is done.
Eighteen Soldiers were selected for the trip. They woke up early the morning of May 4 and loaded up onto two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. For many, it was their first time leaving Camp Taji since arriving in February.
Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, welcomed a Medal of Honor recipient into their ranks during the squadron's ball in Junction City, Kan.
Lt. Col. Andrew C. Gainey, center, commander of 1st 'First Lightning' Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division
Indiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen stand ready to assist local and state authorities in winter storm affected areas.
An Indiana National Guard Soldier, from the 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, prepares to engage targets with the Mk19 grenade launcher as the sun rises at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Joint Training Center.
Peterson, a country music singer with three top ten country hits, put on a show in Basra at the United States Division-South Resiliency Campus.
Spc. Tim Gallups, a native of Alexander City, Ala., lost nine pounds in the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade (eCAB), 1st Infantry Division's weight loss competition.
The 'Stress Fire' lane provides the servicemembers with the chance to fire their weapons after tactically sprinting 500 meters, leaving them with an elevated heart rate and out of breath as they fire on their targets, preparing them for deployment
''It is important that as we retrograde and draw vehicles responsibly out of Iraq we have the full support of our Iraqi partners as they not only set up check points along the road.'
Motivated 'yes, sirs', accompanied by cheers, screams and yells echoed over Camp Atterbury's obstacle course August 5 as more than 60 cadets, ages 12 through 21, wearing sharply creased green camouflaged uniforms, black t-shirts and mirror polish
Fact: 'You could get a sunburn even when the sun is not out,' says Weiler. More than 1.1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer each year, according to The American Cancer Society.
A Chinook maintainer with Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, afforded some visitors at his reenlistment ceremony on Camp Taji a unique opportunity.