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408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

Story by Leticia Hopkins on 06/19/2017 SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. The 408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed a new commander after a change of command ceremony held at Shaw Air Force Base's Carolina Skies Club Thursday. Symbolically relinquishing her command, Col. Michelle Sanner, 408th CSB outgoing commander, passed the brigade'
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From Vietnam to Afghanistan, more than a half century of service to our nation comes to an end

Story by John Snyder on 06/01/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week, the Arsenal bid a fond farewell to its longest serving employee, Robert "Bob" Pfeil, who after 51 years of continuous service to the Army retired. To put Bob's service into perspective, his military career began as an industrial
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First Army hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 05/30/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted the Rock Island Arsenal's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance here May 25. The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance is an annual event recognizing the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout
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Command briefs new leaders on the way ahead for readiness requirements

Story by SGT Aaron Berogan on 05/30/2017 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. New command team leaders, assigned to the 85th Support Command, sat shoulder to shoulder to gain a better understanding of what was expected of them as they lead their battalions and take them forward in readiness, May 19, 2017. The
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First Army chaplain addresses Geneseo Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Story by MSG Gail Braymen on 05/04/2017 GENESEO, Ill. "Prayer has given me strength, no matter what I've faced," Army Chap. (Lt. Col.) Brian Curry told attendees of the Geneseo Mayor's Prayer Breakfast held May 4 at the Geneseo Moose Lodge. During more than 20 years of military service, Curry
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First Army hosts Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 04/26/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted the Rock Island Arsenal's Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance here April 25. The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is a nationally recognized eight-day period set aside for commemorations and educational programs to
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Chief of Ordnance earns first star

FORT LEE, Va. (April 20, 2017) -- The chief of the Army Ordnance Corps was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony April 13 at Mark Clark Hall on the grounds of The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. Brig. Gen. David Wilson returned to hi
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First Army Ministry Teams train MS, UT Army National Guard partners

First Army Unit Ministry Team members recently conducted training for Army National Guard Unit Ministry Teams in Mississippi and Utah. Religious leaders from First Army's 177th Armored Brigade at Camp Shelby, Mississippi; 189th Infantry Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; 4th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and First Army
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Rock Island Arsenal observes National African-American History Month

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 02/21/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. The son of the U.S. Navy's first African-American master diver gave the keynote presentation at a National African-American History Month Observance here Feb. 14. Phillip Brashear, an Army helicopter pilot, reflected on the legacy of his father, the late
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Nurse beats odds, makes history as Iowa's first African-American female mayor

Story by Jon Connor on 02/08/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- She was a lifelong nurse, not a politician. But, others thought she would make a great mayor of Clinton, Iowa. Clinton is a city in -- and the county seat of -- Clinton County. The population was 26,885 a
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Former Airman brings award-winning Basic Training' to San Antonio

Story by Stephen Warns on 01/23/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas Kahlil Ashanti, a former senior airman who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1992-96, has one message he hopes Airmen will heed. "You're more than your rank, and we've all had things or been through things that we're
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