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Anakonda 16 officially kicks off in Poland PDF Print E-mail
Soldiers from eight countries took to the airfield at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 6, for an opening ceremony marking the official start of Exercise Anakonda 16.

Anakonda 16 is a Polish-led exercise taking place in Poland, June 7-17. The exercise will include over 25,000 participants from more than 20 nations, supporting assurance and deterrence measures by demonstrating allied defense capabilities to deploy, mass and sustain combat power. 

U.S. Army Col. Phil Brooks, commander of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, thanked his Polish hosts for inviting them to participate in the exercise while stressing Poland's importance in the collective defense of Europe. 

"Poland continues to be a key ally for the United States, and the U.S. Army's participation in this exercise is just one example of our continued commitment to the government and people of Poland," said Brooks. "The fact that more than 20 countries are participating in this exercise demonstrates the value Poland brings to the NATO Alliance and our partners throughout Europe."
 
Miss USA 2016 Crown Goes To Army Reserve Officer PDF Print E-mail
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army Reserve officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night.

During the annual beauty pageant, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Barber beat out 51 other women for the title. She will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest later this year.
 
Cadet dies during training accident PDF Print E-mail
 
 
From the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy:
 
It is with great sadness I announce the death of Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, a member of the Class of 2018, B Company, First Regiment. His untimely death occurred at Fort Hood, Texas on June 2, 2016 while he was participating in Cadet Troop Leader Training.
 
The late Cadet Winey was born on May 5, 1995, in Valparaiso, Indiana and attended Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana.
 
Throughout his time here at the U.S. Military Academy, Cadet Winey was enormously proud to be a cadet. Mitchell was an exemplary cadet in academics, as an Engineering Management major, during company athletics, and as a member of the Ski Patrol. He was clearly a rising leader in his class and a friend to everyone who knew him. He internalized the ideals and values of West Point and exemplified them in all that he set out to do. Duty, Honor, Country were his touchstones.
 
I wish to extend to his family the sincere and profound sympathy of the Corps of Cadets and all members of West Point. His death will be mourned by all who have known him.
 
Sincerely,
Robert L. Caslen, Jr.
Lieutenant General, US Army
Superintendent
 
WP-ORG has created a eulogy page for him.  
 
4 Fort Hood soldiers' bodies found; total of 9 dead PDF Print E-mail
The Army says the bodies of four missing Fort Hood soldiers whose truck was swept away in a rain-swollen creek during training have been found, bringing the total dead to nine.

Maj. Gen. John Uberti says the last bodies were found Friday, a day after the 2½-ton truck overturned in Owl Creek at Fort Hood. Three more soldiers were injured in the training exercise at the sprawling Army base in Central Texas.

Fort Hood spokesman John Miller has said a crossing was flooded after two days of heavy rains and that the swift floodwaters swept the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle from the road.

Central and Southeast Texas have been inundated with rain in recent days, and more than half of the state is under flood watches or warnings

At least six other people have died in recent floods in the state.
 
3 soldiers dead, 6 missing in flood near Ft. Hood, Texas PDF Print E-mail
hree soldiers died after their tactical vehicle overturned at a flooded crossing near Fort Hood, Texas, US Army officials have confirmed.
Three soldiers were rescued and are in stable condition, according to KXXV News. They are being transported from Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville, Texas to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the base.

“The search is ongoing for six soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,” Fort Hood officials said in a statement. 

"Three confirmed deceased soldiers were recovered from the water downstream from the vehicle,” the statement added.

The unit's Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) truck apparently overturned at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road near Lake Belton on Thursday.
 
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