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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 his
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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 as
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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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First Army hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 01/19/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army Headquarters hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance here Jan. 18. Though millions of Americans fought for the Civil Rights Movement, King is recognized today as a key figure due to his passionate oratory and
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First Army Academy instructors set the standard

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 01/19/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, First Army has partnered with Army National Guard and Reserve units to train more than 1.2 million Soldiers mobilizing to support missions overseas and within the United States. First Army's partnership effort is
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AMC fully integrates Guard, Reserve in sustainment mission

Story by Ben Gonzales on 01/09/2017 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- (Dec. 7, 2016) Completing the worldwide Army Materiel Command mission of providing readiness to the Army through sustainment takes a total-force effort. Delivering materiel, logistics and sustainment support, AMC ensures Soldiers around the globe have everything they need to be
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First Army hosts National American Indian Heritage Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 11/22/2016 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted a National American Indian Heritage Observance here Nov. 21. The observance featured a performance by Ronald Preston, a member of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona, and a presentation by retired Army Maj. Jo Ann
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