U.S. Army Public Affairs, Midwest

U.S. Army Public Affairs, Midwest Develops public support for the Army and its Soldiers through community outreach, media engagements and support to veterans in a 16-state region.

Welcome to the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs - Midwest's Official page on Facebook! We are the official hub for news stories, videos and photos highlighting the amazing Soldiers and families of U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve here in the Midwest. Our area includes: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Please contact us if you have any stories you would like to share with the rest of America. In addition to sports outreach, we can also help facilitate any requests for Army support such as color guards, vehicle displays, bands, parades, etc. If you have any questions regarding the Army please get in touch with us. We are here to serve you!

Eagle 6
08/19/2019

Eagle 6

What a great weekend in the Windy City, and an honor to represent the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army at the Chicago Air and Water Show and Pritzker Museum & Library.

Outstanding work by 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE" and US Army Golden Knights in support of US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. Despite a little rain, our #Soldiers met thousands of Midwest citizens and potential future #ScreamingEagles!

Coon Rapids man accepts Medal of Honor for his father's bravery in Iraq
04/08/2019
Coon Rapids man accepts Medal of Honor for his father's bravery in Iraq

Coon Rapids man accepts Medal of Honor for his father's bravery in Iraq

It was a surreal experience for 22-year-old Trevor Oliver when he first received a phone call from the President of the United States inviting him to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor for his father’s heroic actions.

11/19/2018
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Here is a 1st person, 360 degree, video of the Black Daggers jumping into Arrowhead Stadium for the Salute To Service game on November 11. #MeetYourArmy

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place, Director of Defense Health Agency National Capitol Region toured the University of Neb...
11/10/2018

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place, Director of Defense Health Agency National Capitol Region toured the University of Nebraska Medical Center - UNMC today. Place also had lunch with Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen, local Army Medical Recruiters, and other Omaha and Nebraska leaders at the Omaha Press Club. The engagements were part of the #meetyourarmy program that connects communities to their Army.

Thank you Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert for making November 9, 2018  “Meet your Army” Day in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit Omaha, U...
11/09/2018

Thank you Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert for making November 9, 2018 “Meet your Army” Day in Omaha, Nebraska.

Visit Omaha, U.S. Army, #meetyourarmy

Creighton University President Father Daniel Hendrickson and Dean of the Medical School Robert Dunlay met with U.S. Army...
11/08/2018

Creighton University President Father Daniel Hendrickson and Dean of the Medical School Robert Dunlay met with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place as part of #meetyourarmy. Place, who completed medical school at Creighton, also spoke with Creighton University Army ROTC-Black Wolves cadets about his military service.

Nebraska Huskers Football Coach Scott Frost spoke to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place after the team’s practice today. P...
11/08/2018

Nebraska Huskers Football Coach Scott Frost spoke to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place after the team’s practice today. Place is the Director of Defense Health Agency - National Capitol Region and is visiting the @University of University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of #meetyourarmy. The General also toured the school’s Veteran’s Success Center, watched football practice and spoke with team doctors and trainers. Earlier in the day, he spoke to cadets from UNL Army ROTC.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place did PT and spoke to cadets from UNL Army ROTC this morning in Lincoln, Nebraska. Place ...
11/08/2018

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place did PT and spoke to cadets from UNL Army ROTC this morning in Lincoln, Nebraska. Place is the Director of Defense Health Agency - National Capitol Region and in Nebraska in support of #meetyourarmy.

04/16/2018
Army Sustainment Command

Army Sustainment Command

WQAD-TV and WHBF-TV came out to Rock Island Arsenal April 13 to cover the visit of Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and several federal-level politicians. Here are their reports.

ICYMI. #mya #meetyourarmy
03/30/2018

ICYMI. #mya #meetyourarmy

It’s Meet Your Army Day at the Saint Louis Science Center! Great chance to meet with and interact with the Soldiers of your military. Swing by and see Army Helicopters, high tech robotics, military working dogs, weapons simulators, Military Police, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams, Army Drill Sergeants, Army Medical Teams, Army Chemical Teams, Army Engineers and Army Drill Sergeants. Make a day out of your visit. Spend time with your Army then visit the Saint Louis Science Center!
BG E. Tracy Beckette Gateway Alum and current Missouri CASA (Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army) stopped by to interact with the Soldiers.

3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade
U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD)
U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood
Missouri National Guard

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place speaks to pre-med students at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Place curre...
03/27/2018

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place speaks to pre-med students at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Place currently serves as the Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate.

#MYA #meetyourarmy

Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate  U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place speaks t...
03/27/2018

Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place speaks to cadets from the Gateway Battalion Army ROTC at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

#MYA #meetyourarmy

Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place tours the...
03/27/2018

Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place tours the Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency room and trauma center in St. Louis, Missouri.

#MYA #meetyourarmy

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place meets with Barnes-Jewish Hospital President Robert Cannon. Place currently serves as th...
03/27/2018

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place meets with Barnes-Jewish Hospital President Robert Cannon. Place currently serves as the Director of Defense Health Agency National Capital Region Medical Directorate.

#MYA #meetyourarmy

03/26/2018
Gateway Battalion Army ROTC

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place speaks to nearly 1500 high school students at the Missouri State HOSA Leadership Conference.

#MYA

Missouri State 2018 HOSA Leadership Conference. Major General Place guest speaker.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library
02/23/2018
Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

New program added! Join us next Tuesday, February 27 at 10 am as Lieutenant General Stephen M. Twitty, the 38th commander of First Army, discusses his career and the 100-year history of America's first, oldest, and longest-serving numbered field army.

Watch live on Facebook or Livestream, or attend in person! This program is FREE, but registration is required. Click the link below to reserve your spot.

Illinois National Guard
02/08/2018

Illinois National Guard

Ohio National Guard
12/15/2017

Ohio National Guard

It is always a great experience strengthening friendships and making new ones. We are so proud to be a part of #Pambala2017 and to have the chance to get to work alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces. Be on the look-out for more stories and photos, but until then OH-!

West Point - The U.S. Military Academy
12/09/2017

West Point - The U.S. Military Academy

The Corps is at College GameDay, determined to help Army West Point Football fight on to victory for the #ArmyNavy game today at 3 p.m., EST! #GoArmy #BeatNavy

12/09/2017
U.S. Army Chief of Staff

U.S. Army Chief of Staff

Our #ArmyTeam was out in full force at the Pentagon spirit rally today - getting ready for tomorrow's #ArmyNavy game. #GoArmy! #BeatNavy! Army West Point Athletics Army West Point Football

Army Sustainment Command
12/07/2017

Army Sustainment Command

State elected officials from Illinois and Iowa visited Rock Island Arsenal yesterday. They learned about the local and global impact of the arsenal through its tenant commands. They also took a tour of the RIA Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.

Those visiting from Iowa included state Rep. Gary Mohr, 94th District; Rep. Monica Kurth, 89th District; Rep. Norlin Mommsen, 92th District; and Mayor Bob Gallagher, Bettendorf.

Those visiting from Illinoi included state Rep. Michael Halpin, 72th District, Rep. Daniel Swanson, 74th District and mayor Mike Thoms, Rock Island.

Army Sustainment Command
12/04/2017

Army Sustainment Command

Rock Island Arsenal held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Heritage Hall last Friday. Santa and Col. Kenneth Tauke, garrison commander, lit the tree. The event included live music, cookies, photos with Santa, and a gingerbread house contest.

Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, RIA senior commander and commanding general of ASC, attended the ceremony with other senior leaders and hundreds of community members throughout the Quad Cities. The Black Hawk College Choir sang holiday carols and received a standing ovation for their performance.

U.S. Army
11/27/2017

U.S. Army

Today James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix would have been 75 years old. #DYK he also served in the #USArmy with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 1961 to 1962?

Ohio National Guard
11/25/2017

Ohio National Guard

It's almost time for "The Game" against #TTUN and you know who we are rooting for!

On Veterans Day, The Ohio State University honored U.S. military service members and veterans during its annual military appreciation football game at Ohio Stadium. Our Soldiers and Airmen were involved in a variety of activities, including unfurling a large American flag across the field during the national anthem before the game. #GoBucks #OSUvsMich

More photos at http://ong.ohio.gov/stories/2017/Nov/20171111-OSU.html

1st Infantry Division
11/22/2017

1st Infantry Division

The Demon Diner and Devil's Den dining facilities on Fort Riley put out the red carpet for Soldiers Nov. 22, serving turkey, roasts and all the fixings during their #Thanksgiving meals. Food service Soldiers spent hours this week preparing the food and decorations seen at each location, and leaders from throughout the "Big Red One" went behind the line to serve their Soldiers and thank them for their service.

See more from the Demon Diner meal at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157690879622976.

See more from the Devil's Den meal at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157688798343411.

Minnesota National Guard
11/19/2017

Minnesota National Guard

Thank you to the Minnesota Vikings and fans for today’s #SaluteToService. #SKOL Vikings! #NFL

First Army
11/14/2017

First Army

Maj. Gen. Charles Whittington, deputy commanding general (operations) of First Army, and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Johnson, command sergeant major of First Army, attended yesterday's game at Soldier Field, Chicago, for the coin toss and an award/reenlistment ceremony during half-time. The coin toss also featured a flyover of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters by the Illinois National Guard's 106th Aviation Regiment to honor the troops this Veterans Day weekend!

Illinois National Guard
11/13/2017

Illinois National Guard

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
11/13/2017

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Today, U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE", 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners", 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny, and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band continued their Rendezvous with Destiny — this time at Nissan Stadium to participate in the opening ceremony and half-time show at the Tennessee Titans 2017 Salute to Soldiers Game. Check out more photos of our #ScreamingEagle Soldiers who took to the gridiron on our Flickr page @
https://www.flickr.com/photos/101stabdivaa/albums/72157690532859176

#TitanUp #AirAssault

11/13/2017
Illinois National Guard

Illinois National Guard

Flying over Chicago Bears - Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears vs. Greenbay Packers

1st Infantry Division
11/12/2017

1st Infantry Division

Leaders and Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley were the honored guests of Kansas State University for their 2017 #FortRileyDay game against the West Virginia University Mountaineers on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Soldiers from the "Big Red One," Fort Riley, the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard and the 1st Infantry Division Band took part in the team runout, coin toss, halftime show and more.

For more photos, see https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157687243944062.

(Photos by Sgt. Derrik Tribbey and Chad L. Simon, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs, and Sgt. Micahel Roach, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

Veterans Honored At Soldier Field
11/11/2017
Veterans Honored At Soldier Field

Veterans Honored At Soldier Field

Veterans and their loved ones gathered at Soldier Field for the annual commemoration of Veterans Day in Chicago.

11/11/2017
West Point Glee Club
11/10/2017

West Point Glee Club

Performing at the State of Illinois Center

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