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  • The Mustang scout who never quit: Injured Cav troop has no regrets

    Apr 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Just about every Soldier in the 1st Cavalry Division who comes back from Iraq gets to march across Cooper Field here on Fort Hood as part of the welcome home ceremony.

  • Army's New Field Manual Discussed on Hill

    Apr 3, 2008

    The commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., testified before the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new operations manual, Field Manual 3-0 this week.

  • Memorial Dedicated to Fallen Ready Reserve Soldiers

    Apr 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis has dedicated a memorial to the 17 Army Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers who have fallen in support of the war on terrorism.

  • Reserve Marines building more than structures in Trinidad

    Apr 3, 2008

    The students of The Princess Elizabeth Centre for Physically Handicapped Children will soon enjoy improvements to their facility by U.S. Marine Corps Reserve engineers and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF).

  • Fort Sill educates area school counselors

    Apr 3, 2008

    Fort Sill helps area school counselors learn how to receive military children who are coming to the area through BRAC.

  • MILCON: Fort Wainwright Building for Stryker Brigade

    Apr 2, 2008

    In Fiscal Year 2007, the Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded contracts valued at about $168 million to build seven projects at Fort Wainwright.

  • Communication, Routine Key to Successful Family Separations

    Apr 2, 2008

    Army spouse Jenille Clay and her children had everything in place to celebrate the birthday of her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Donnell Clay, back in 2003. Aca,!A"We baked cupcakes and decorated them,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"We put birthday hats on, decorated the kitchen, sang Aca,!EoeHappy BirthdayAca,!a,,c for dad and took pictures.Aca,!A? There was only one thing wrong with that picture Aca,!" dad was more than 7,000 miles away in Iraq supporting the War on Terror. He received the pictures via e-mail.

  • 1st Mission Support Command presents Garita

    Apr 2, 2008

    LTC Lizette Brown as part of her 5-day (March 14 through the 19th) Media Cooperative tour promoting the Tradewinds 2008 exercise, her Dominican Republic heritage and women in the US Army Reserve, was interviewed by one radio Station: FM 92.5, Nueria Piera Show, three TV stations; Channel 7- S.I.N. TV News Broadcast, Channel 11- Diventido con Jochy Show, and Channel 45-La Hora de Consuelo, two Newspapers: El Caribe and El Dia, and one Magazine: Mujer Unica.

  • Simulator prepares helicopter repairers

    Apr 2, 2008

    Simulator prepares students for efficient "bleed and flush"

  • Veterans' Clinic Opens at Fort Rucker

    Apr 2, 2008

    New health clinic at Fort Rucker brings Wiregrass veterans convenience, saves driving time, money

  • MILCON: Fort Richardson Building for Troop Increase

    Apr 1, 2008

    The Alaska District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages a workload ranging between $125 and $200 million a year at Fort Richardson.

  • Organization Leads Fight Against IEDs

    Apr 1, 2008

    If America allows the improvised-explosive device to control its strategic decisions, it will become the weapon of choice for all of AmericaAca,!a,,cs enemies, according to the director of the organization charged with its defeat.

  • Guard Helping Save Crops from Louisiana Flood Waters

    Apr 1, 2008

    Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard are helping farmers fight to save millions of dollars worth of crops from the flood waters of the Mississippi River in Pointe Coupee Parish, La.

  • 'Iraqi Village' on Irwin

    Mar 31, 2008

    In the middle of the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif., sits a simulated Iraqi village built by the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District.

  • Author, journalist visits Garryowen

    Mar 31, 2008

  • MILCON: Impacting Army from Texas to Korea

    Mar 31, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Robert VanAntwerp, the Army's chief of Engineers, talks about the largest military construction program since World War II. Mary Cochran reports on how the $39 billion MILCON program will affect Soldiers and Families from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Camp Humphries, Korea.

  • First Warrior Transition NCO Class Graduates

    Mar 28, 2008

    Both wounded warriors and brigade cadre graduated Friday from the first-ever Warrior Transition Brigade Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course.

  • Commentary: Civilian Employer 'Does It Right' for Reserve Soldier

    Mar 28, 2008

    In 2003, my Reserve unit was called to active duty to support the training efforts at Fort Jackson, S.C. Being the first sergeant at the time, I was told to report within two hours of the notification.

  • Students Wow Army with InSITEful Inventions

    Mar 28, 2008

    The once blue and white-themed elementary gymnasium was reminiscent of a carnival, as colorful projects and posters hid the wooden floors at the annual Student Invention Through Education competition Feb. 29 in West Long Branch. The work of 50 young inventors from Betty McElmon School and Frank Antonides Middle School was displayed as students waited for judges to critique their work in the competition.

  • MRAP Kits Completed in Record Time

    Mar 28, 2008

    To meet a critical warfighter need, Tobyhanna produced a month's worth of kits in just nine days.

  • California Army National Guard defends endangered species

    Mar 28, 2008

    For their efforts to defend endangered species and maintain natural ecosystems, Camp San Luis Obispo received the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest honor in environmental stewardship Aca,!" the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award. The award was conferred on the installation at a ceremony on March 27th

  • 2008 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 28, 2008

    The 2008 Bataan Memorial Death March takes place this Sunday, March 30th at White Sands Missle Range in New Mexico.

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers MOUT Sites

    Mar 28, 2008

    United States Army Corps of Engineers is heading up the largest military construction effort since 1942. This impacts Army readiness with cutting-edge training grounds. Jay Field reports.

  • E-Board: Changing the way we do business

    Mar 28, 2008

    If you journey up to the Army Sustainment Command HeadquartersAca,!a,,c Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement office, you will find a wall that is reminiscent of elementary school, but the content is 21st century management. It is changing the way the ASC is doing business. The Enterprise Board or E-Board is a high-level picture of the information that is tracked by the CACIO. Information that is gathered by the Enterprise Catalog and Assessment Tool is recorded and is displayed and scrutinized on the board.

  • MILCON: Fort Lewis Projects Exceed $2 Billion

    Mar 27, 2008

    Projects at Fort Lewis, Wash., include new barracks, unit headquarters, tactical equipment maintenance facilities, ranges, a medical clinic, working dog kennels and child development centers.

  • Brazilian officer joins U.S. Army South staff

    Mar 27, 2008

    For the first time in its existence, U.S. Army South has a foreign officer on its staff.

  • Colombian army commander visits U.S. Army South

    Mar 27, 2008

    Gen. Mario Montoya Uribe, ColombiaAca,!a,,cs national army commander, visited the U.S. Army South headquarters in San Antonio last week.

  • Education Benefits and Healthy Lifestyles

    Mar 27, 2008

    More education benefits for Guard and Reserve. With more than 70 percent of its patients overweight, the Veterans Affairs is weighing in with exercise, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

  • Jackson Testing New Weapons Qualification Method

    Mar 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"One shot, one killAca,!A? may be the motto of the Army sniper, but for Soldiers qualifying in Basic Rifle Marksmanship, the traditional one shot per target on the range could soon come to an end.

  • MILCON: Gordon Barracks Get Facelift

    Mar 26, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs home of the Signal Corps and information technology is receiving a facelift with the Gordon Trainee Barracks Upgrade Project which will renovate 35 buildings.

  • Cavalry Grants Wish to 5-year-old Patient

    Mar 26, 2008

    Through the Make-A-Wish foundation, 5-year-old Gaven Cox took a break from his battle with cancer to "Soldier up" with members of the 1st Cavalry Division for a mission March 20.

  • Secretary Recognizes Best Recruiters, Career Counselors

    Mar 26, 2008

    Six Soldiers were honored today for their contributions to the health of the Army's all-volunteer fighting force.

  • Engineers Meet to Improve Digital TOCs

    Mar 26, 2008

    Representatives from government and industry are now undergoing five weeks of analysis and activity at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to improve the Army's digital tactical operations centers and command posts.

  • Partnership Brings DoD Flu Shots to Pacific Islands

    Mar 26, 2008

    An ongoing partnership between the U.S. Army, local airlines and other federal and non-governmental agencies yielded the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs entire stock of excess seasonal influenza vaccinations to benefit U.S.-affiliated islands in the Pacific March 24.

  • Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq, is presented with one

    Mar 26, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq gets coin.

  • National Guard Aids Flood Victims

    Mar 26, 2008

    The National Guard comes to the rescue as floods covered the Midwest last week, providing shelter and drinking water to stranded residents.

  • Quarters One gets a new lease on life

    Mar 25, 2008

    For more than 136 years, Quarters One on Rock Island Arsenal served as the family residence of the highest-ranking officer serving on the Arsenal. The Victorian Era mansion was known as the second-largest single-family dwelling owned by the federal government, ranking behind only the White House; in later years, however, the upper floors and basement of the home were sealed off, which made the actual living area of Quarters One not much larger than residences at other installations occupied by general officers.

  • ASC, locals team up for disaster training

    Mar 25, 2008

    For the first time, Army Sustainment Command hosted Defense Support for Civil Authorities Phase II training, bringing together ASC employees and local community leaders. The training was conducted at the Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, Ill., March 17-21.

  • MILCON: Fort Drum Projects Total $2 Billion

    Mar 25, 2008

    Change is the word of the day at Fort Drum, where for the past five years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has been working to complete more than $2 billion worth of projects that will support 20,000 soldiers and family members by the year 2014.

  • Aberdeen Breaks Ground for Commo-Electronics Complex

    Mar 25, 2008

    Army officials broke ground March 17 on a new $477-million complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., marking the start of construction of "Phase One" of the Team C4ISR campus for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • 5-year-old cancer patient is granted wish, Soldiers up with Cavalrymen

    Mar 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Dangerous terrorists have infiltrated the heavily-guarded central-Texas base and there is only one person who can get the job done. Who knew the safety of the 1st Cavalry Division would be left in the hands a 5-year-old'

  • Long Knives continue to train

    Mar 25, 2008

    CSM Philip Johndrow visits the 4th Brigade Combat Team during unit training at the Join Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, LA. on March 20.

  • Black Jack Soldier recovering from life-altering surgery

    Mar 25, 2008

    Aca,!A"When he got to Kuwait, I said, Aca,!EoeYouAca,!a,,cre OK. I donAca,!a,,ct have to worry, youAca,!a,,cre safe; youAca,!a,,cre coming home and we have our future together,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? Laura Lewis said recently about the end of her husband, Sgt. Troy LewisAca,!a,,c, 15-month tour in Iraq in January.

  • Spc. Monica Brown Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 25, 2008

    Spc. Monica Brown, the first female Soldier to be awarded the Silver Star in Afghanistan and during the GWOT, recieves it from Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • Inter-agency partnership brings excess Defense Department flu shots to Pacific Islands

    Mar 25, 2008

    An on-going partnership between the U.S. Army, local airlines and other federal and non-governmental agencies yielded the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs entire stock of excess seasonal influenza vaccinations to benefit U.S.-affiliated islands in the Pacific March 24.

  • MILCON: Fort Eustis Changing Footprint

    Mar 24, 2008

    Fort Eustis will dramatically change its operational footprint over the next few years as it loses the Transportation School and gains the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters.

  • PDHRA Screens 320,000th Soldier

    Mar 24, 2008

    This month the Army screened its 320,000th Soldier as part of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program.

  • Soldier Fights for Options in Autism Care

    Mar 24, 2008

    Lt. Col. Scott Campbell seems to defy the laws of physics. His family life hints (if not proves outright) that true perpetual motion is a possibility.

  • Army Attorney Remembers Civil Rights Revolution

    Mar 24, 2008

    Many people use Black History Month as a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the black experience as part of the national fabric.

  • Gen. Casey Visits Fort Drum

    Mar 21, 2008

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited Fort Drum, NY, to listen to Soldiers and their concerns.

  • MILCON: Fort Bragg Building for 43,000 Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2008

    Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., have witnessed a vast expansion of their living and working conditions over the past five years that continues with new barracks, dining facilities, command facilities and training ranges constantly coming on line.

  • Aberdeen groundbreaking sets stage for new era

    Mar 21, 2008

    Army officials broke ground Monday on a new $477 million complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., marking the start of construction of "Phase One" of the Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) campus there.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • Tobyhanna supports worldwide language labs

    Mar 21, 2008

    Employees from Tobyhanna have been helping foreign nationals learn and teach English by installing language labs in countries around the globe.

  • Army Firefighters Rescue Man from Rising Water

    Mar 21, 2008

    When Ronnie McDonald, 70, left for work at 5:05 a.m. March 19 he never thought he'd be spending the next couple of hours on top of his van watching water from Coal Creek fill it up.

  • Contracting Command Activation

    Mar 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command activates the Army Contracting Command (Provisional) which will oversee more than $85 billion in contracts annually and focus on maintaining and improving the Army's ability to respond globally in support of warfighters' needs. Crystal Park has more on the ceremony.

  • 2nd Woman Since WWII Gets Silver Star

    Mar 21, 2008

    The second female Soldier since World War II was awarded a Silver Star Thursday for her gallant actions during combat in Afghanistan last year.

  • MILCON: Fort Bliss Building 7 BCT Complexes

    Mar 20, 2008

    The Fort Bliss Expansion Program includes 90 projects involving 300 buildings and 3,100 acres to accommodate 10 million square feet of living and work space in support of about 30,000 Soldiers.

  • DSC winner at Fort Sill

    Mar 20, 2008

    A Lt. who won the DSC is on a speaking tour and was at Fort Sill to talk with young students in the BOLC.

  • Army streamlines promotion process for some

    Mar 20, 2008

    Army G-1 SGM talks about streamlining promotion process for sgt. and staff sgt.

  • Candaian FACs use Fort Sill

    Mar 20, 2008

    Canadian helicopter crews conduct joint training at Fort Sill.

  • SMA George W. Dunaway Buried at Arlington

    Mar 20, 2008

    SMA George W. Dunaway, the second Sergeant Major of the Army, is laid to rest at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • RCW Catch and Band

    Mar 20, 2008

    Fort Jackson tracks Red Cockaded Woodpeckers in an effort to protect the endangered bird. James Williams reports.

  • New Long Knives wear hearts on sleeves: First Team unit lives the legend in Louisiana swamps

    Mar 20, 2008

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" The newest brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division now carries the traditions dating back from the mid-1800Aca,!a,,cs, through the jungles of Vietnam and the urban warfare of Iraq on their sleeves.

  • MILCON: Meade Prepares for New Tenants

    Mar 19, 2008

    As Fort George G. Meade gears up for the arrival of major tenants coming as part of Base Realignment and Closure legislation, the post and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have undertaken a round of facilities construction to meet the needs of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Long Knives lengthen strike range with air-to-ground training

    Mar 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD Aca,!" Part of the Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs preparations for deploying to Iraq include integrating aerial assets into ground training.

  • Bush on 5 Years: Removing Saddam Right Decision

    Mar 19, 2008

    Five years ago, March 20, American forces marched into Iraq to liberate that nation. Today, President George W. Bush says the decision was the right one.

  • Vets 'Resolve to Win' Support for Troops

    Mar 19, 2008

    "Form it up!" Dennis McCool barked, dressed in an Army tracksuit as he positioned himself in front of a group of men and women outside American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., Sunday morning.

  • George W. Dunaway Burial

    Mar 19, 2008

    George W. Dunaway, the nation's 2nd Sergeant Major of the Army, will be buried today.

  • MILCON: Rebuilding U.S. Army Hawaii

    Mar 18, 2008

    The Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a number of projects at Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, and other locations throughout the state of Hawaii.

  • Young Leader Makes Magazine's Select List

    Mar 18, 2008

    Penny Koger-Thomas was surprised when she opened the February issue of Ebony Magazine. She was traveling from New York to Alabama in January and was in the Charlotte, N.C., airport. She subscribes to the magazine but bought it at the airport because of the famous personalities and articles mentioned on the front cover.

  • Soldier Input Helps JLENS System Design

    Mar 18, 2008

    Early user assessment is akin to kicking the tires on a new vehicle. ItAca,!a,,cs best for the designers to get the userAca,!a,,cs input before the final product.

  • Long Knives one step closer to deployment: Brigade conducts training rotation in Louisiana

    Mar 18, 2008

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs newly re-flagged 4th Brigade Combat Team began its mission readiness exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center with only a few hurdles to climb here March 11.

  • Technicians restore legacy shelters

    Mar 18, 2008

    A team of electronics technicians here are standardizing legacy (first generation) Tactical Operations Center (TOC) shelter components, providing a command and control infrastructure that will allow commanders to execute their mission anywhere in the world.

  • Distribution of power

    Mar 18, 2008

    Matt Blundetto works on a PP-8479(V) 3/ASM Power Distribution Box Assembly.

  • PRT Training

    Mar 17, 2008

    At Fort Bragg, Afghanistan is the focus of a larger-than-life training exercise. Gail McCabe reports.

  • MILCON: Fort Riley Getting Makeover

    Mar 14, 2008

    Call it an extreme military makeover. ThatAca,!a,,cs essentially what Fort Riley, Kan., has been undergoing since 2003, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began overseeing an ever-increasing number of upgrades to the installation, home to 35,069 Soldiers and civilians.

  • Senior noncommissioned officer says goodbye, thank you for the 30 years

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Medals sat in perfect intervals across his chest, service ribbons clenched onto his freshly-pressed arm sleeve, laces held together his glossy dress shoes, while the big, yellow and black patch stood tall on his shoulder. But, sadly it would be the last occasion he would wear the uniform.

  • Cav Soldier remembered for his loyalty; faith

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division gathered together March 12 to remember the life of Spc. Joshua Carrol, who died as the results of an automobile accident Feb. 26 in Cameron, Texas.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Army Stands Up Contracting Command

    Mar 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Thursday activated the Army Contracting Command (Provisional) which will oversee more than $85 billion in contracts annually and focus on maintaining and improving the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ability to respond globally in support of warfightersAca,!a,,c needs.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners With D.C. High School

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, March 14, 2008) -- The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Rapid Equipping Force has renewed its partnership with Washington, D.C.Aca,!a,,cs, Ballou Senior High School to support a team of students as they gear up to participate in the annual FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.

  • Troops Take a Moment to Reconnect; Pray

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" In the hectic fields of battle, Soldiers are often thinking of their buddies on their right and left, hoping that they will be kept out of danger. That mentality doesnAca,!a,,ct necessarily change when the bullets stop flying.

  • Enlisted Aides Support Mission Behind Scenes

    Mar 13, 2008

    If the general looks sharp in his uniform, they'll beam with pride. If the admiral's official quarters are clean and orderly, they'll gladly take credit. And if the ambassador to Japan is floored by the hors d'oeuvres, the hospitality knockout is all theirs.

  • Culinary Arts Competition Heats Up

    Mar 13, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top chefs gathered at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, here this week to trade recipes, techniques, join the Culinary Arts Team and become better chefs.

  • Returning from 15-month deployment spurs celebration

    Mar 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division played pool, rode a mechanical bull, enjoyed some food and beverages and danced the night away March 8.

  • Soldiers complete urban combat training

    Mar 13, 2008

    About 120 permanent-party Soldiers from the 1st Aviation Brigade completed a Aca,!A"round robinAca,!A? training event March 1.

  • "I've Been Everywhere" Video

    Mar 13, 2008

    A unique Iraq twist to Johnny Cash's popular "I've Been Everywhere" song. Features the 1st Cavalry Division in their deployment to Iraq in 2006-2008.

  • Phenomenal Effort

    Mar 13, 2008

    Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area communities responded to a bus accident at Mateson Range Sunday, March 9. Thanks to the community response effort, within one hour of the accident, all 23 wounded Marines on board had been taken to local medical facilities.

  • Northern Iowa Community Leaders Meet with Senior Army Leadership

    Mar 13, 2008

    More than a dozen leaders from two northern Iowa communities met with senior Army leadership Wednesday at the Pentagon to learn more about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission and the challenges it faces.

  • Drill sergeants training right on the mark

    Mar 13, 2008

    Aca,!A"We are teaching them to master the four fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and the tactical methodology behind them so that they can incorporate it into their training of Soldiers,Aca,!A? Keeney said. Aca,!A"Then we expand on the four major fundamentals.Aca,!A?

  • Veterans Salute

    Mar 13, 2008

    Hospitalized veterans in Atlanta are the center of attention during a visit by Soldiers from USARCENT. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 12, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition is held annually at Fort Lee, Va. This year's competition, March 1-14, features field kitchen cooking, Armed Forces Chef and Junior Chef of the Year, events, student skills competition and ends with an awards ceremony where the Installation of the Year award is presented.

  • Food Service Instructors Savor Challenge

    Mar 12, 2008

    A last minute team cancellation at the Armed Forces Field Kitchen Event March 7 provided a group of Fort Lee food service instructors the opportunity to showcase their skills. Given a few minutes of preparation, an empty mobile kitchen trailer and a list of rations, the self-proclaimed Aca,!A"Dream TeamAca,!A? set to doing what they do best. Aca,!A"Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs finest are simply doing what they teach advanced individual training students every day,Aca,!A? said Staff Sgt. Leroy Hamlett, as he observed his colleaguesAca,!a,,c performance a few feet away. Hamlett was a member of the support staff at the field site, which was operated under Chief Warrant Officer 4 Georgene Davis, Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence.

  • Judges Ensure Military Culinarians Improve Their Craft

    Mar 12, 2008

    Chef judges do more than just grill the culinarians at this competition. They mentor them as much as they judge their work. Aca,!A"The competitor should go away feeling good because they know what to do to make themselves better,Aca,!A? said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Sparks, Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, culinary skills division chief.

  • Enlisted Aides Work Behind Scenes to Support U.S. Military Flag Officers

    Mar 12, 2008

    If the admiralAca,!a,,cs official quarters are clean and orderly, theyAca,!a,,cll gladly take credit. And if the ambassador to Japan is floored by the hors dAca,!a,,coeuvres, the hospitality knockout is all theirs. Welcome to the world of the enlisted aide, where military members take on the little things like preparing uniforms, cooking and managing a household so that admirals and generals can concentrate on the bigger things.

  • Jessica Simpson Joins the Army

    Mar 12, 2008

    Singer-actress Jessica Simpson may not be a major movie star yet, but troops in Kuwait flocked to see her latest film, Aca,!A"Major Movie Star,Aca,!A? when a free screening was offered Monday at Camp Buehring.

  • Soldiers get appreciation; polish pizza-making skills at fun-filled event

    Mar 12, 2008

    COOPERAS COVE, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct know anybody who doesnAca,!a,,ct like pizza,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs top noncommissioned officer and a self-proclaimed pizza-lover.

  • Schofield Soldier Receives Medal for Act of Heroism

    Mar 12, 2008

    Driving upon the scene of a horrific accident and finding a lone victim near death is a tragic scenario no one wants to encounter. For one Schofield Soldier, that scenario became a reality July 30, 2006.

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