437th Civil Affairs Battalion

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The 437th Civil Affairs Battalion focus is on the division commander’s ready-capability to plan, enable, shape, and manage stabilization and reconstruction and the enablement/reestablishment/support of civil administration at the provincial level. The 437th Civil Affairs Battalion's origins date back to the 1950s, constituted on 16 August 1950 within the Organized Reserve Corps as the 437th Military Government Company. Its official activation date was 5 September 1950 in Washington, Pennsylvania. On 9 November 1955 the unit was Reorganized and Re-designated as the 437th Civil Affairs and Military Government Company. On 7 December 1956 the unit was relocated to North Charleroi, Pennsylvania. On 1 December 1959 the unit was renamed the 437th Civil Affairs Company and then on February 18th of 1963 the unit was moved to Brownsville, Pennsylvania where it was awarded the Army Superior Unit Certificate for training during its tenure; it was inactivated on January 31st 1968. January 12th the 437th was re-designated in 2009 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 437th Civil Affairs Battalion and then officially re-activated on September 16th 2011 at Fort Story, Virginia.

Mission: The 437th Civil Affairs Battalion organizes, trains, equips, mobilizes and deploys CA assets to perform Civil Affairs Operations (CAO) in support of Overseas Contingency Operations and USACAPOC(A) global missions for the purpose of enhancing USG activities focused on civilian populations, social services and critical infrastructure.

Happy 238th Birthday,  Army!
06/15/2013

Happy 238th Birthday, Army!

Today, we celebrate over two centuries of defending freedom, our flag and democracy around the world. To all those who serve both at home and abroad, to their families who continue to endure sacrifices, and to the civilians who support them - “Happy 238th Birthday!”
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02/08/2013
America's Army Our Profession PSA

SMA Ray Chandler shared the post below and encouraged everyone to make use of the resources on the Army Profession and Ethic website at http://cape.army.mil/aaop/.

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addresses the upcoming America's Army - Our Profession Educaton and Training program.

McHugh: 'Good enough no longer good enough'
03/28/2012
McHugh: 'Good enough no longer good enough'

McHugh: 'Good enough no longer good enough'

"Just being good enough is no longer going to be good enough," said John M. McHugh, secretary of the Army, as he spoke about the Army's new standard for retention during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment
03/19/2012
Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment

Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment

Staff Sgt. Stefanie Mason suffered nine fractures to her head and traumatic brain injury as a result of a vehicle crash while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2010. Now she's competing for gold at the Warrior Games.

03/15/2012
Congressman Randy Forbes

In recognition of National Women's History Month, share with us - what woman has had a positive influence on your life?

In recognition of National Women's History Month, share with us - what woman has had a positive influence on your life?

Soldier seen surrendering in video: official
03/14/2012
Soldier seen surrendering in video: official

Soldier seen surrendering in video: official

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan villagers was caught on surveillance video that showed him walking up to his base, laying down his weapon and raising his arms in surrender, according to an Afghan official who viewed the footage.

437th Civil Affairs Battalion Chain of Command
03/13/2012

437th Civil Affairs Battalion Chain of Command

437th Civil Affairs Battalion Chain of Command

SF soldier dies trying to save kids from fire
03/13/2012
SF soldier dies trying to save kids from fire

SF soldier dies trying to save kids from fire

HOPE MILLS, N.C. — A Special Forces soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan and his two young daughters are dead after he tried to rescue them from their burning home near a North Carolina military post.

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03/06/2012

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Timeline Photos
03/06/2012

Timeline Photos

U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)
03/04/2012

U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)

Soldiers for USACAPOC(A) HHC compete for the Best Warrior Competition. Winners will meet in May to compete for the USACAPOC(A) competition.

Maj. Gen. Jeff Jacobs, US Army Retired
03/04/2012

Maj. Gen. Jeff Jacobs, US Army Retired

CSM Blosser and I were at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today to visit two of our wounded warriors, Sgt. Timothy Goodrich and Master Sgt. Michael Trost, both of whom were wounded last month in Afghanistan. Both are doing great! And both are supported by great Army Families. Sgt. Goodrich's wife and 3-week-old son are in the third pic; MSG Trost's wife, Stephanie, is in the second.

Army budget focuses on efficiencies, priorities
03/02/2012
Army budget focuses on efficiencies, priorities

Army budget focuses on efficiencies, priorities

The Army's military deputy for budget said the request of $134.6 billion for fiscal year 2013 that's on Capitol Hill focuses on efficiency and priority without making the force hollow.

Major Severe Weather Event Friday - weather.com
03/02/2012
Major Severe Weather Event Friday - weather.com

Major Severe Weather Event Friday - weather.com

Stay on top of the active severe weather. We have a collection of maps including our t-storm outlooks, watch and warnings and radar so can you can track the storms yourself.

03/01/2012
Civil Affairs Proponent

Civil Affairs Proponent

Attention 1LT(P) and Captains who need a CCC to gain or maintain your CA branch qualification.

Who: Civil Affairs & PSYOP 1LT (P) & CPTs

What: Three Reserve Component Resident Captains Career Course’s.

Where: Fort Bragg, NC

When: First Class (1 Apr – 29 Apr 2012)
Second Class (6 May – 2 Jun 2012)
Third Class (29 Jul – 25 Aug 2012)

Why: DA PAM 600-3 requires CA & PO officers to be CCC qualified before they can be Branch Qualified.
Currently there is a waiver for CCC that will expire on 1 October 12.
Officers who do not complete CCC by 1 October 12 risk losing their Branch Qualification.

CONTACT YOUR UNIT FOR ENROLEMENT. ATTENDANCE IS HRC FUNDED

Colorado Inaugurates its own Civil Affairs Battalion
03/01/2012
Colorado Inaugurates its own Civil Affairs Battalion

Colorado Inaugurates its own Civil Affairs Battalion

The Colorado-based, 440th Civil Affairs battalion was the newest unit to join the proud lineage of US Army Civil Affairs, as they conducted their fifth monthly drill in January since its creation in September of last year.

5 Day Weather Forecast and Conditions for Fort Story, Virginia.
02/29/2012
5 Day Weather Forecast and Conditions for 23459


5 Day Weather Forecast and Conditions for Fort Story, Virginia.

5 day weather forecast for 23459. Today's five day forecast for 23459 includes weather conditions, high and low temperatures and chance of precipitation.

US Army Warrior leadership course
02/29/2012
US Army Warrior leadership course

US Army Warrior leadership course

U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Williams (left), 7th Warrior Training Brigade small group leader, evaluates the performance of student Spc. Michael Knee, U.S. Army 257th Engineer Team, during the field training portion of the Warrior Leadership Course, Feb. 4, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The course, hosted by the U...

02/29/2012
Soldiers visit with Islamic center’s members as cultural lesson

Soldiers visit with Islamic center’s members as cultural lesson

They arrived in Humvees and military fatigues. They left carrying free copies of the Quran. If their mission was successful, the 30 or so Army Reserve soldiers from B Company, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), also left the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard yesterday with a greater un...

Observing Elections in Senegal  |  U.S. Department of State Blog
02/29/2012
Observing Elections in Senegal | U.S. Department of State Blog

Observing Elections in Senegal | U.S. Department of State Blog

Since its independence, Senegal has been one of America's strongest and most consistent friends in francophone West Africa. Our relationship has been based on a shared set of principles and ideals: democracy and respect for civil liberty and human rights. On Saturday, February 25, I was pleased to c...

02/29/2012
Fort Hood soldier to attend White House dinner tonight

Fort Hood soldier to attend White House dinner tonight

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Md. soldier killed in Afghan ministry attack
02/29/2012
Md. soldier killed in Afghan ministry attack

Md. soldier killed in Afghan ministry attack

BALTIMORE — A Maryland Army National Guard major was one of two military advisers killed in a heavily guarded government building in Afghanistan, the U.S. military announced Monday.

Coalition forces rescue snow-stranded Afghan police
02/27/2012
Coalition forces rescue snow-stranded Afghan police

Coalition forces rescue snow-stranded Afghan police

A team of coalition special operations forces rescued nine Afghan Uniformed Policemen and two Afghan women who were stranded as a result of severe snowstorms near the remote village of Cabalaq, Daudina district, Feb. 22.

DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy
02/27/2012
DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy

DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is fully committed to its mission in Afghanistan and has no plans to change its strategy despite the recent deadly violence that has shaken the already fragile relations between Americans and their Afghan partners, the Pentagon said Monday.

DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy
02/27/2012
DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy

DoD says military committed to Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is fully committed to its mission in Afghanistan and has no plans to change its strategy despite the recent deadly violence that has shaken the already fragile relations between Americans and their Afghan partners, the Pentagon said Monday.

U.S. Army
02/27/2012

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Campbell, assigned to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, helps lift a doctor from a Montenegrin emergency medical team into a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter during a humanitarian mission in northern Montenegro on Feb. 23.

02/27/2012
Civil Affairs Proponent

Civil Affairs Proponent

Members of the Regiment, if you could fix three proponent issues that impact the entire regiment from any of the DOTLMPF areas what would your top three be?

Reserve forces train Canadian medics in Southbound Trooper
02/27/2012
Reserve forces train Canadian medics in Southbound Trooper

Reserve forces train Canadian medics in Southbound Trooper

Michelle M. Imlay knows the inside of a hospital. Enrolled in nurse practitioner school, she can talk for hours about different procedures to save lives. But, as a U.S. Army Reserve first lieutenant, she is mostly concerned about saving soldiers lives outside of a hospital on the battlefield.

New Army Mission Partners First Army Senior Mentors, Afghan Secuirty Forces
02/27/2012
New Army Mission Partners First Army Senior Mentors, Afghan Secuirty Forces

New Army Mission Partners First Army Senior Mentors, Afghan Secuirty Forces

Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of a new mission recently identified by Department of the Army that provides specialized teams, beginning this spring, will train and assist Afghan Security Forces as they...

Painkillers to be included in Army drug tests
02/23/2012
Painkillers to be included in Army drug tests

Painkillers to be included in Army drug tests

Expanded drug testing in the Army will begin May 1, and tests for other drugs such as Valium, spice and bath salts could be in the works, as well.

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