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  • Alaska paratroopers show, tell students about Army life

    Feb 4, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, visited with students Jan. 21, at Orion Elementary School on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to show the parachutes and equipment they use in airborne operations.

  • Enhanced Combat Helmet to be fielded in fall

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army is looking at an improved combat helmet that surpasses the capabilities of what Soldiers are currently wearing in the field, and it may be available in the fall.

  • 'Old Glory' keeps Soldier safe, makes way home

    Feb 4, 2011

    For one Fort Polk Soldier, the post retirement ceremony Jan. 26, was not only the culmination of his career, but also time to retire the flag that he credited with keeping him and its original owner safe through deployments since World War II.

  • Iraqi physical therapists train at Walter Reed

    Feb 4, 2011

    Three Iraqi military physical therapists are wrapping up a six-week rotation Feb. 14, with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • West Point Band NCO nominated for Grammy

    Feb 4, 2011

    The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Engineered Album-Classical category.

  • Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed bring praise, reality TV to Fort Hood

    Feb 3, 2011

    Rocker, business entrepreneur and reality TV star Gene Simmons and his longtime partner, former Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed, recently visited and honored troops at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues

    Feb 2, 2011

    The perception of a week-long meeting of Army spouses is one of the greatest misnomers about the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, organizers said, as the event opened its 2011 rendition here, Monday, at the Sheraton National Hotel.

  • Army wounded marksmen aim for Warrior Games

    Feb 2, 2011

    Wounded warriors took aim at becoming members of the Army's 2010 Warrior Games team at a shooting clinic set up just for them last week by the elite Army Marksmanship Unit.

  • Dedicated blood donors recognized with ceremony

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Jan. 26, 2011, blood donors, unit representatives and supporters crowded the rotunda of Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center to watch and participate in the blood donor center's annual Donor Recognition Ceremony.

  • National Guard responding to year's biggest storm

    Feb 2, 2011

    In response to blizzard conditions and strong winter storms across a third of the country, six governors have declared states of emergency and about 1,100 National Guard members from 11 states have been activated or are on standby, National Guard Bureau officials said.

  • Chiarelli expects increase in behavioral health needs

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army's vice chief of staff opened the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium by predicting an increase in the number of Soldiers suffering from depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Post exchanges plan changes for 2011

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is planning a host of initiatives for the upcoming year to include more concept shops, beauty bars and PowerZone electronics.

  • Army surgeon general presents top 10 initiatives

    Feb 1, 2011

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker announced his Top 10 initiatives for Army medicine Jan. 27.

  • TRICARE's at-home counseling program reaches nearly 3,000 calls

    Feb 1, 2011

    In existence since 2009, the TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP, offers 24-hour confidential counseling for those needing immediate help, or those who may not want to visit a behavioral health practitioner in person.

  • VA tweaks automation, benefits for Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Feb 1, 2011

    A new automation system will speed up the turn-around time for veterans and Soldiers to receive new benefits under the latest version of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs officials said Monday.

  • Families prepare to welcome home III Corps troops

    Feb 1, 2011

    The long wait is almost over for families of III Corps' Special Troops Battalion Soldiers. In the next few weeks, the Corps' steady return of Soldiers will continue and their families and friends could not be happier.

  • Alaska MPs train on Guard Black Hawks

    Jan 31, 2011

    For the past two weeks, Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted squad training to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army foundation unveils commemorative coins

    Jan 31, 2011

    Three coins commemorating the Army are now available for purchase from the U.S. Mint.

  • Army labs get award for technology to defeat dengue

    Jan 31, 2011

    With Florida's dengue outbreak last year, Key West residents became the beneficiaries of a mosquito-trap technology first developed by Army laboratories nearly a decade ago.

  • DoD officials: 'Don't Ask' repeal plan progressing quickly

    Jan 31, 2011

    The plan to end the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military is progressing quickly, senior Defense Department officials said here today.

  • Secretary of the Army: Joint Task Force - Bravo invaluable

    Jan 28, 2011

    Secretary of the United States Army John McHugh paid a visit here, Jan 11-12, to learn more about Joint Task Force-Bravo capabilities and to speak candidly with Soldiers stationed here.

  • Army producing new suicide-prevention video

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Army Suicide Prevention Program's latest initiative, "Shoulder to Shoulder: Resiliency of the Army Family," is the third in a series of videos created for suicide awareness and prevention training at installations Armywide. Joint Base Lewis-McChord was one of two installations selected for filming the 20-minute video.

  • Army recognizes families of fallen with vehicle decal, easier installation access

    Jan 27, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • Army releases 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Department of the Army today released its Fiscal Year 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy, defining how the Army will modernize and sustain its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets through Fiscal Year 2025.

  • CSA visits 3rd Brigade Combat Team at NTC

    Jan 24, 2011

    Training hard and conducting Situational Training Exercises are just a few things Soldiers are doing at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff, visited 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Broncos) during their strenuous training Saturday here.

  • Former Iranian hostages reunite at West Point

    Jan 24, 2011

    Thirty years ago, the U.S. Military Academy served as an historic waypoint when the nation cheered the return of a group of American citizens taken hostage from the U.S. embassy in Iran. The 30th anniversary of the Iranian hostages' return to the U.S. was observed Jan. 20-22 with 15 former captives and five members of the rescue team returning to West Point, the site of their original homecoming in January 1981. The entire Corps of Cadets formed a cordon along Thayer Walkway to salute and cheer their arrival on Jan. 21 as the group started their day's activities, which included panel discussions with cadets and faculty, plus lunch in the Cadet Mess Hall. Many cadets made signs and banners to hold or brought flags and guidons to wave during the welcoming event.

  • TRICARE improves online communication, access

    Jan 24, 2011

    Additions to the TRICARE military health plan's website are giving beneficiaries easier access to their personal health data, more convenient appointment scheduling and better communication with their health care providers, the top TRICARE official reported.

  • Army provides mobile satellite communications for disaster response

    Jan 24, 2011

    In the years since Hurricane Katrina exposed dangerous information gaps between various government responders, the Army has developed high-tech capabilities that enable rapid, inter-agency communications during an emergency.

  • Losing 100 pounds gains hundreds of PT points

    Jan 21, 2011

    Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Alejandro Zuniga scored an incredible 401 points on his most recent Army Physical Fitness Test -- something even he found hard to believe considering the state he was in less than two years ago.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Medalists' wives continue Soldier support on national tour

    Jan 20, 2011

    While Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta visits Army units and everyday Americans around the nation telling his story from Afghanistan, his closest companion, wife Jen, works nearby to draw attention to issues important to all Soldiers and families.

  • TF Falcon: Year in Afghanistan with no losses

    Jan 20, 2011

    The leaders of Task Force Falcon returned from Afghanistan in November and told a packed house Jan. 15, how they succeeded there without losing a single Soldier.

  • AMC puts people, mission first in BRAC moves

    Jan 20, 2011

    When Base Realignment and Closure recommendations were announced in May 2005, there were 24 different relocations and closure components that affected the Army Materiel Command. To execute this mission, the command moved forward, focusing on balancing its critical, world-wide, logistical support mission while ensuring its Soldiers, civilians and their families were prepared for a major reorganization - one that affected approximately 11,000 of its 70,000 people.

  • 'Virtual world' helps with post-traumatic stress

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Defense Department is using virtual-world interactivity to educate and help warfighters and others who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, also known as "T2."

  • Guard general: Investments in Army Guard critical for domestic operations

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army National Guard is the best force provider for domestic operations, said Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, acting director, during opening remarks Tuesday at the 2011 National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations Workshop.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

  • U.S. Army South, Chilean Army conclude bi-lateral staff talks

    Dec 1, 2010

    U.S. Army South conducted bi-lateral staff talks with the Chilean army here Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in order to promote a bilateral professional relationship and coordinate engagement activities with their partner-nation counterparts.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Peruvian Army Commander

    Nov 30, 2010

    The commanding general and command sergeant major of the Peruvian Army and their spouses visited U.S. Army South headquarters to promote bilateral efforts, develop professional partnerships, and increase interaction between the two armies Nov. 15-18.

  • Army Secretary and Chief of Staff reassure Soldiers, families

    Nov 1, 2010

    General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh, visited the Fort Bragg community, making the post the center of the Army for a few hours on Friday.

  • Guard presence on border deters threats

    Sep 20, 2010

    The presence of National Guard troops along the Southwest border has provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with an additional resource to counter drug smuggling, human trafficking and other threats along the border, senior Guard officials said this week.

  • Defense Department prepares for Hurricane Earl response

    Sep 2, 2010

    The Defense Department is ready to respond should Hurricane Earl's projected landfall this weekend bring disaster to the Atlantic coast.

  • CSA meets with Mexican Secretary of Nat'l Defense

    Aug 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. met with Gen Guillermo Galvan--Mexico's Secretary of National Defense--this week in Mexico City.

  • Chilean army officers visit Black Jack brigade

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- It was a day-long tour, complete with equipment displays and a tour of a field site, for Chilean Army officers who visited the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, July 30, 2010.

  • Army North prepares for nuclear disaster aftermath during Vibrant Response

    Jul 18, 2010

    Almost twenty-four hours after a notional nuclear blast exploded in Indianapolis, planes began arriving in the early morning hours to transport critical assets needed to support recovery efforts.

  • ECC wraps up humanitarian mission in Haiti

    Jul 15, 2010

    The January earthquake that devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti initiated the immediate mobilization of Expeditionary Contracting Command contingency contracting officers.

  • Haiti task force focuses on engineering, medical missions

    Jul 13, 2010

    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force New Horizons have made major progress on their engineering and medical missions in Haiti.

  • Guard MPs train in Haiti during New Horizons

    Jun 29, 2010

    Nevada National Guard Soldiers of the 485th Military Police Company participated in the U.S. Army South New Horizons - Haiti 2010 Task Force Kout Men at several engineering and medical training exercise sites in the Gonaives area of Haiti from June 10 to June 26.

  • Task Force Kout Men to construct four schools in Haiti

    Jun 22, 2010

    Col. Mike Borrell, the commander of Task Force Kout Men, which in Creole means "Helping Hands," has set two goals for his mission in Haiti this summer.

  • U.S. military wraps up earthquake response in Haiti

    Jun 2, 2010

    The U.S. military officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti, leaving what is left of assistance with humanitarian and construction projects on the island to two annual military exercises in the region.

  • Officials outline federal role in oil spill response, Army eyed for building barrier islands

    May 25, 2010

    The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could soon reach levels on par with the 250,000 barrels of crude oil lost in the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill.

  • Joint Task Force Haiti set to complete mission June 1

    May 13, 2010

    Joint Task Force-Haiti is preparing to stand down their disaster relief mission in Haiti at the beginning of June, close to six months after an earthquake devastated the country.

  • U.S. military trains with Ecuadorians on mounted operations

    May 6, 2010

    In the stifling heat of the Ecuadorian coast an army patrol of humvees and armored vehicles winds its way through a narrow jungle road. In an instant, the column erupts into a chaotic firefight with smoke and hand grenades exploding all around.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Brazilian Army delegates

    May 5, 2010

    Members of the Brazilian Army visited U.S. Army South to participate in a military doctrine and training staff talks, April 26-30.

  • Medical exercises begin in Haiti

    Apr 28, 2010

    Lines of people seemed to come out of nowhere as hundreds of Haitians living in the Roche au Boteaux area lined the road, waiting for the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, to be completed and the make shift medical clinic to officially open April 26.

  • Army dentists create smiles in Nicaragua

    Apr 27, 2010

    In support of U.S. Army South's Beyond the Horizon mission, the Army Reserve's 307th Dental Company from Vallejo, Calif., returned from Mateare, Nicaragua, after providing dental services for over 1,200 Nicaraguans from April 12 - 22.

  • Trombitas takes command of JTF-Haiti

    Apr 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, commander of U.S. Army South, took over the reins of Joint Task Force-Haiti Sunday.

  • Troop drawdown in Haiti slated by June

    Apr 20, 2010

    The U.S. military's role in Haiti is slated to further decrease by June, with the 2,200-strong U.S. force currently there expected to drop to about 500 members.

  • Military continues to support recovery in Haiti

    Apr 6, 2010

    The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti's government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May.

  • Under Secretary of Army visits Joint Task Force-Haiti

    Mar 19, 2010

    During a visit to Haiti March 18, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited with troops in Joint Task Force-Haiti.

  • U.S. Army South to assume responsibility as JTF-Haiti Headquarters

    Mar 16, 2010

    U.S. Army South continued to push Soldiers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during the past several days as its headquarters element deployed to provide support to the Joint Task Force-Haiti headquarters as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • Soldiers transition Haiti responsibilities to U.N. forces

    Mar 10, 2010

    More than 470 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, will depart Haiti Thursday after completing their relief missions in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command continues support to Haiti mission

    Mar 8, 2010

    For the more than a dozen Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilians deployed in Haiti to provide continued support of Haiti Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Operations, the mission remains priority one.

  • Troops in Haiti remember fallen

    Feb 17, 2010

    Exactly 30 days after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, U.S. servicemembers paused Friday to remember those who perished in the disaster.

  • U.S. Army South first responders return from Haiti

    Feb 8, 2010

    Hours after the earthquake struck Haiti, members of U.S. Army South's Humanitarian Assistance Survey team were notified that they would be departing for Port-au-Prince the next day.

  • U.S. Army South treats more than 5,100 patients in El Salvador

    Feb 4, 2010

    Members of U.S. Army South and the Army Reserve treated more than 5,100 patients in El Salvador over a nine-day period.

  • NGB, NORTHCOM discuss disaster response during hurricane workshop

    Feb 2, 2010

    The National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command conducted their annual hurricane workshop Jan. 19-22 in downtown Tampa.

  • Army South deploys additional Soldiers, civilians to Haiti

    Jan 25, 2010

    In an ongoing effort to aid earthquake victims in Haiti, additional U.S. Army South Soldiers and civilians deployed Jan. 23 to the devastated Caribbean nation as part of Joint Task Force Haiti and Operation Unified Response.

  • Haiti task force commander notes progress

    Jan 19, 2010

    Humanitarian assistance efforts in Haiti are improving every day despite enormous challenges, the commander of Joint Task Force Haiti said.

  • Obama makes Haiti response top U.S. priority

    Jan 14, 2010

    President Barack Obama said today said he's made helping Haiti in the wake of a crippling earthquake the top priority of every U.S. government agency.

  • Military assesses Haiti disaster, readies for response

    Jan 13, 2010

    U.S. Southern Command will deploy a team of 30 people to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earthquake.

  • Soldier returns to Panama home

    Jan 5, 2010

    After the U.S. Army invaded Panama in 1989 to oust the dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega, the country's people went on to rebuild their lives.

  • A special celebration: U.S., Canadian special forces commemorate combined efforts during WWII

    Dec 11, 2009

    As a CH-47 Chinook passed over a prairie training area on Fort Lewis, Wash., 14 U.S. and Canadian Special Forces members jumped out on cue during an annual event that celebrates "Menton Week."

  • U.S. military docs treat nearly 3,000 people in storm ravaged El Salvador

    Dec 9, 2009

    The Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element performed a Medical Civil Action Program, or MEDCAP, from Nov. 19 to 23 treating 2,987 people in several different cities affected by the El Salvador mudslides.

  • Ecuador's 'Amazonas' train with U.S. military to become 'River Rats'

    Nov 13, 2009

    Recognizing the importance of Riverine operations, the U.S. Military Group in Ecuador, in partnership with the Ecuadorian Army, began training together in October to enhance the capabilities of jungle units to control the rivers in their zones.

  • New commander takes helm at U.S. Army South

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army component of U.S. Southern Command marked a new chapter in its storied history as the former special assistant to the commanding general; U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., took command of U.S. Army South during a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 9.

  • U.S. Army South celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 29, 2009

    U.S. Army South proudly joins the rest of the nation in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our largest linguistic and ethnic minority in a month-long tribute to Hispanic contributions.

  • Members of U.S. Army South team treat more than 7200 patients in Haiti

    Sep 24, 2009

    JACMEL, Haiti (Sept 24, 2009) - U.S. Army Soldiers from throughout the United States came together under the direction of U.S. Army South to treat more than 7,200 patients during a medical readiness and training exercise here Sept. 8-23.

  • Fighting floods, drugs in Central, South America

    Sep 23, 2009

    Nearly a quarter of the 1,100 individuals employed in the American section of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, are Soldiers. And like the foreign nationals, American contractors, Sailors, Marines and Airmen stationed there, they support the mission of Joint Task Force-Bravo.

  • PANAMAX: Teamwork against terrorism

    Sep 19, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen from all over the Western Hemisphere are here to conduct one of the largest multinational, joint exercises in the world - Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009.

  • U.S. Army North NCOs adapt to new challenges during Vibrant Response 2009

    Aug 17, 2009

    Most Soldiers have come to expect that their next assignment will lead to another change in scenery on the eve of yet another deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Servicemembers train to respond to domestic emergencies

    Aug 9, 2009

    Soldiers arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for an exercise that will focus on responding to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents and is designed to confirm the readiness and abilities of incoming units.

  • Beyond the Horizon kicks-off in Colombia

    Aug 5, 2009

    At the invitation of the Colombian government, distinguished visitors from Colombia and the U.S., community leaders and members of the U.S. and Colombian military gathered at an opening ceremony in Cartagena to kick-off the humanitarian civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon on July 8.

  • 'Vibrant Response' to train troops for disasters

    Jul 27, 2009

    Consequence-management response forces, or CCMRF, are staging a training exercise beginning July 31, to prepare for potential domestic disasters capable of injuring or killing several thousand civilians.

  • ARNORTH NCO helps donate laptops to local school

    Jul 13, 2009

    When Sgt. 1st Class Rudy Hass was told to exchange his section's old laptops for new ones he asked the question "what can we do with the old laptops'" Instead of letting them go some place where they might sit for months without being used he registered them in the Department of Defense's computers for learning program.

  • Honduras-based U.S. troops not involved in coup, remain safe

    Jun 30, 2009

    American forces stationed in Honduras were not involved in the military coup over the weekend and remain safe, a Pentagon official said.

  • National Guard tests emergency response at Vigilant Guard

    Jun 22, 2009

    The National Guard tested its emergency response capabilities and strengthened its relationships with other emergency response agencies last weekend at Vigilant Guard 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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    Jun 22, 2009

    Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors tested months of planning and preparation, June 18-20, with a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise.

  • National Guard stands ready for hurricane season

    Jun 9, 2009

    The National Guard is essential to hurricane response, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last week.

  • ARNORTH Chaplain NCOs help retired Paratroopers display their heritage

    May 20, 2009

    U.S. Army North noncommissioned officers gathered with retired Paratroopers at the Drop Zone CafAfA and Bar, San Antonio, May 20 to present a parachute and parachute reserve to the Alamo Silver Wings Airborne Association to replace one that was stolen from the restaurant earlier this year.

  • U.S. Army South Participates in FAHUM 2009

    Apr 30, 2009

    In April, U.S. Army South conducted Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias (FAHUM) 2009, along with partner nations from the Caribbean and Central America. The training exercise enhances disaster relief and response coordination between military, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations from throughout the hemisphere.

  • Mullen visits Border Patrol

    Apr 20, 2009

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with U.S. Border Patrol agent Maria Valencia at a stop to observe the U.S. - Mexican border while in El Paso, Texas, April 17, 2009. Mullen also visited Joint Task Force-North, to better understand the current situation and violence that is plaguing the region.

  • Army South sponsors classroom at Sergeants Major Academy

    Apr 13, 2009

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Key U.S. Army South leaders celebrated a proud moment on as a classroom at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was dedicated in honor of their venerated command headquartered at the historic Old BAMC building at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • U.S. Army North helps put hurricane plans to the test

    Apr 8, 2009

    A step-by-step hurricane response drill this month will allow a host of state and federal agencies to test their disaster contingency plans before the June 1 start of hurricane season. More than 150 planners and consequence managers will assemble at Fort Belvoir April 14-15 for what has become an annual exercise before the start of hurricane season.

  • New Headquarters "Topped Out"

    Apr 2, 2009

    With this "topping out" ceremony, the headquarters under construction for U.S. Southern Command here reached a new milestone. The ceremony also marked 170,000 hours of work on the complex, which will house both U.S. Army Garrison - Miami and USSOUTHCOM personnel. They are scheduled to move in Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Fort Sam Houston Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 23, 2009

    The month of March is nationally recognized as Women's History Month; a time to reflect on the many contributions of women in history. U.S. Army South is sponsoring the Women's History Month activities for the Fort Sam Houston installation. This year's theme is "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet" and throughout March, everyone here will have the opportunity to participate in various events to help save our planet.

  • Obama considers deploying National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border

    Mar 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama considers deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to control escalating violence, Arizona's governor has requested about 250 more National Guard troops on its border with Mexico, and the Texas governor is considering a similar action.

  • Redeploying Soldiers use paintball to blow off steam

    Feb 15, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Paintballs ricocheted off inflatable barriers as 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers bobbed and weaved, trying their best to miss paint-filled projectiles.

  • Panama residents benefit from U.S. Army medical training

    Feb 10, 2009

    As the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, got underway Feb. 2, a long line of people waited patiently outside a grade school in this small, rural town for their turn to be treated by teams of Panamanian health officials and U.S. Army medical practitioners. Across the school playground, Army animal care specialists administered medicine, vaccine and vitamins to a steady flow of reluctant cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, cattle and horses. Children ranging in all ages ate snow cones and ran around playing tag as their parents looked on in curious anticipation.

  • Brazilian chief gets Legion of Merit

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey, Army chief of staff, presents the Legion of Merit to Gen. Enzo Matrins Peri, chief of staff of the Brazilian Army, during a full-honor arrival ceremony at Fort Myer's Conmy Hall Feb. 5.


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