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  • 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.

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    Mar 12, 2008

    The producers of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are looking for troops to identify deserving Soldiers who's home is in need of a makeover for an upcoming show.

  • Motorcycle Simulator

    Mar 12, 2008

    Before you strap on your helmets and chaps, Fort Stewart has a 'simulated' way to keep you safe. Kristin Smith reports.

  • MILCON: Fort Benning Expanding

    Mar 11, 2008

    The planning for the expansion at Fort Benning, Ga., began in 2001. Since then more than $1 billion in construction to support Soldiers and their families have either been completed or under construction by 2011.

  • JLTV one step closer to entering technology development

    Mar 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps co-hosted a three-day preproposal conference at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19-21, to inform industry of the U.S. governmentAca,!a,,cs acquisition strategy for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program.

  • Long Knife Artillery Battalion prepares Soldiers, Families for deployment: 5-82 Field Artillery Regi

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs field artillery battalion held a pre-deployment briefing for both Soldiers and their Family Members at an offsite training area in Austin late February.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • Chemical Corps Soldier personifies personal courage, places mission first

    Mar 11, 2008

    Chemical Corps Soldier Sgt. Charles A. Claude Jr., redeployed to Fort Bliss, Texas, in December 2007, after serving a 15 month tour in Mosul, Iraq, with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, where he earned the Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor and the Purple Heart for doing what heAca,!a,,cs always done Aca,!" Aca,!A"placing the mission first.Aca,!A?

  • Cobras become Long Knives: 4th BCT, 4th inf. Div. re-flags to join 1st Cav. Division

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT HOOD Aca,!" The 1st Cavalry Division bid farewell to one brigade combat team and welcomed another in one week.

  • Silver Star to Female Soldier

    Mar 11, 2008

    Spc. Monica Brown is the first female Soldier in Afghanistan to receive the Silver Star.

  • Retamozzo Keeps Olympic Dream Alive at Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    Mar 11, 2008

    National Guard Sgt. Cherri Retamozzo returned from a four-year hiatus from the ring to win two bouts in the 2008 Armed Forces Boxing Championships Feb. 5-7 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. On the eve of her 26th birthday, Retamozzo won a 34-11 decision against NavyAca,!a,,cs Sonia Deputee of Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, Calif.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • 1st Cav Cdr: Soldiers Key Ingredient in Deployment's Success

    Mar 11, 2008

    The commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division spotlighted the effects on violence the First-Team led troop surge had on violence in Iraq throughout the divisionAca,!a,,cs recent deployment during an Association of the United States Army chapter meeting here March 5.

  • White Sands Testing New Weapons to Counter IEDs

    Mar 10, 2008

    Science fiction is becoming reality at the Joint Directed Energy Test Site at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The site, currently undergoing an expansion, is being used to test and evaluate new directed-energy weapons designed to detect and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • CAC Commander visits Times Square recruiting station

    Mar 10, 2008

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, visited the Times Square military recruiting station this morning to talk to recruiters and survey the repairs made after an explosion damaged the station last Thursday.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mellinger Interview

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its first interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger.

  • Times Square Recruiting

    Mar 10, 2008

    It's back to business as usual for the Times Square New York City Military Recruiting Center after a bomb exploded there Thursday.

  • Mustangs go virtual for first time since returning from Iraq

    Mar 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after returning from a well-earned vacation, the troops from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, are already getting back in the driverAca,!a,,cs seat.

  • Brigade joins 1st Cav. Div.

    Mar 10, 2008

    4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team reflagged as 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony held on March 7th.

  • Soldiers: Key ingredient in deployment's success

    Mar 10, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division painted a portrait of the First TeamAca,!a,,cs recent deployment to Iraq during an Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Central Texas Aca,!" Ford Hood Chapter meeting held at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center March 5.

  • Spartans ease into garrison duties with fun week

    Mar 10, 2008

    With the majority of the brigade having recently returned from vacation after their deployment, the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are beginning the transition from life in a combat zone to life in garrison.

  • Army Wins at Lehigh in Overtime, Drops Semifinal to American U

    Mar 7, 2008

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. Aca,!" Josh Miller scored a career-high 25 points, including 19 after halftime, to lead the fifth-seeded Army menAca,!a,,cs basketball team to a come-from-behind, 64-61 overtime victory against No. 4 Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Wednesday, March 5 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

  • March 7, 2008 - Letter to Army Recruiters

    Mar 7, 2008

    Letter from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. to Army Recruiters, regarding the recent attack on a recruitment station in Times Square, NYC.

  • WWI Exhibit Unveiled

    Mar 7, 2008

    The military honors the last living World War I veteran, Cpl. (Ret.) Frank Buckles, age 107. George McNamara has more.

  • Army Releases Fifth Mental Health Study

    Mar 7, 2008

    A team of Army behavioral healthcare providers shared findings of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team, known as MHAT-5, with news media Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • Cobras run together one last time

    Mar 7, 2008

  • TRADOC Soldier pins on Purple Heart

    Mar 7, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Lloyd Maggard of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Protocol Office was presented the Purple Heart today for injuries he suffered in combat during his recent service in Iraq. The presentation was made by Gen. William S. Wallace, TRADOC Commanding General.

  • Schofield Barracks

    Mar 7, 2008

    The Army is investing 40 billion dollars over the next five years to build and refurbish facilities world wide. This benefits the entire Army family. Mary Cochran reports how the upgrades effect single Soldier living at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

  • 1,000th CSS VSAT terminal rolls off the line

    Mar 7, 2008

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The 1,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal rolled off the assembly line at the plant of L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y. Jan. 9.

  • Frank Buckles, WWI Veteran

    Mar 7, 2008

    Feature on Cpl. (Ret.) Frank Buckles the last living American WWI Veteran who was an ambulance driver during the war. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble Inducted Into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Mar 7, 2008

    Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor, inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Army Salutes Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    The last American known to have served in France during World War I was on hand to help Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren unveil a new portrait exhibit at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Veterans Reconnect at Orientation

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Feb. 26 orientation for the next group of WWII veterans going on Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. was somewhat of a reunion for Hood, who lived in Huntsville for 30 years before moving to Killen. At the orientation, he reconnected with fellow veterans Gil Crain, who had been in his 1952 wedding; Don Worrell, who he worked with while at NASA in the 1970s; and Horace Bibb, who he used to go to church with.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • Sun Sets on Long Knife Brigade, Rises on Highlanders

    Mar 6, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Tuesday as they reflagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field here.

  • Senior Leaders Seek Stronger Bonds at Home

    Mar 6, 2008

    Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Sun sets on Long Knife, rises on Highlanders: 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. re-flags to join 1st Armored Di

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Wednesday as they re-flagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field March 4.

  • Senior leaders seek stronger bonds at home

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • In the Heat of Competition, Chefs Share Experience

    Mar 5, 2008

    On Fort Lee, McLaughlin Hall is the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, where military chefs from all over the world learn the skills of their trade. Even as the 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition heats up, it still serves as a training environment for the chefs trying to earn gold, silver and bronze awards. A roomful of competitors gathered Saturday for an hour-long tutorial in preparation for the Armed Forces and Junior Chef of the Year events.

  • Aca,!EoeGrey WolfAca,!a,,c CSM motivates elementary school in Austin

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Room dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted Into Hall of Heroes

    Mar 5, 2008

    The Defense Department posthumously inducted Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble into its Hall of Heroes Tuesday, a day after President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Korean War hero.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Soldiers Can Fast Track Careers with Education Programs

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers who may be stuck in their careers because of busy schedules or limited educations can turn to the Basic Skills Education Program to help them boost their test skills and get promoted.

  • Black Jack FRG treats Soldiers, families with 'welcome home' party

    Mar 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Since Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Timmons came back home from Iraq in January, he and his wife, who have only been married a few years, havenAca,!a,,ct had too much Aca,!A"aloneAca,!A? time Aca,!A| well at least a night without her young daughter.

  • Cobras hone sniper skills: "Hounds of Hell" prepare for scheduled summer deployment to Ira

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team conducted sniper familiarization and qualification at Trapnell Sniper Range Feb. 11.

  • Cav makes 'Soldiers' out of Family members

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment conducted its first Family day, Feb. 9 at Jack Mountain Range.

  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 4, 2008

    The 33rd Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, March 1 - 14 at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 160 military chefs competing in a variety of events, from Armed Forces chef of the Year to field cooking. For the first time, each branch of the Armed Forces is represented in competition. For information, visit www.lee.army.mil.

  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Camp Shelby

    Mar 4, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night as a result of severe weather passing through Camp Shelby.

  • Soldier, Cadet Qualify for Olympic Airgun Team

    Mar 4, 2008

    The five-person 2008 U.S. Olympic Airgun Team was chosen March 3 at the Olympic Training Center with a West Point cadet and a Soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., making the cut.

  • Upcoming retreats focus on helping Black Jack Soldiers reconnect with spouses

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, however most therapists and counselors would tell you that communication is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers lined up inside 704th Brigade Support BattalionAca,!a,,cs motor pool Feb. 7 for the chance to donate blood and help their fellow battle buddies that are currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Heritage Families

    Mar 4, 2008

    The U.S. government established military bases around the country in the early 1940s in preparation for World War II. Most residents adjusted to the invasion of troops, tanks and trucks. Others did not. James Williams has more.

  • Alaska NG and Mongolia / FCS Hybrids

    Mar 4, 2008

    Alaska's National Guard partnership with Mongolia is flourishing; Future Combat System Hybrids are about to roll off the line.

  • Korean War Hero Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor

    Mar 3, 2008

    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2008 Aca,!" President Bush today presented the Medal of Honor to the family of the late Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the nationAca,!a,,cs highest military award, for heroism during the Korean War.

  • Interview With Marvin Hamlisch

    Mar 3, 2008

    On February 8, 2008, the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band shared the stage of Carnegie Hall with legendary conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch. SFC Andrew Layton, saxophonist, sat down with the maestro for a thoughtful and candid conversation.

  • 'Gladiator' Soldiers Party at Battalion Social

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Aca,!A"GladiatorAca,!A? Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered together for one night of food, fun and a great big Aca,!A"thank youAca,!A? at the 3rd BSTBAca,!a,,cs social, Feb. 15.

  • 4th Inf. Div.'s 'Cobras' to become 1st Cav. Div.'s 'Long Knives'

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Fort Hood will soon say farewell to one set of colors while welcoming another.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Maintenance Soldiers Train on Convoy Procedures

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The insurgents sit patiently, hiding in ditches along the side of the road, waiting for the right moment.

  • Elementary school welcomes troops home

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Students from Trimmier Elementary School put on a ceremony to welcome home their adopted unit from the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Family Readiness Group honored by Black Jack leadership during luncheon

    Mar 3, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after the troops from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, returned from their 15-month tour in Iraq, the leaders took time to thank several people who were vital to their success.

  • Gen. Wallace, TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Mar 3, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • Gen. Casey Big Change

    Mar 3, 2008

    Gen. George Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff speaks on the updated FM 3-0 and its effect on the Army operations. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • Wounded Warriors, Families Get Priority Assistance

    Feb 29, 2008

    Pfc. Chandra Bracy, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier, wonAca,!a,,ct have to figure out a way to reach the distant legal assistance office from her quarters anymore. With the official opening of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Feb. 29, Bracy will have access to legal services only a block away.

  • Mission to Heal in Focus for Photographer

    Feb 29, 2008

    On the path to healing, Spc. Andrew Heward has found comfort in a lifelong passion for photography. Heward is one of nearly 50 Warriors in Transition assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs WT unit while recovering from injuries. With their mission focused on healing, the Soldiers also make use of their time engaged in tasks supporting organizations throughout post.

  • Endurance Runner Named Army Male Athlete of Year

    Feb 29, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, now serving in Kuwait, was named the 2007 Army Male Athlete of the Year Thursday evening.

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Center Director Dedicated to Mission of Helping Others

    Feb 29, 2008

    Kimberly Evans knows all about taking care of people. In fact, she says helping people is all she knows how to do. For those who have ever sought her help, or those she works around, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a surprise when she was named Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Soldier and Family Assistance Center director. The newly-created SFAC works in conjunction with the Warrior Transition Unit on post to assist wounded Soldiers. The following is a conversation with Evans about her take on helping others and her job.

  • Army to Revolutionize Healthcare with Whole-Person Concept

    Feb 29, 2008

    A change in healthcare begins March 1 across the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation, said the executive officer for the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Guard Team Responds to Toxic Ricin in Vegas

    Feb 29, 2008

    A National Guard Civil Support Team was on scene within an hour Thursday evening after Las Vegas authorities sought help with a suspicious substance that later turned out to be deadly ricin.

  • Army Forms Contracting Command, Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    The acting undersecretary of the Army told Pentagon reporters today that the Army has begun steps to establish both an Army Contracting Command and an Army Contracting Campaign Plan to help improve Army contracting.

  • WRAMC Warrior Clinic Opens

    Feb 29, 2008

    The new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical is the Army's facility dedicated to providing outpatient care for Warriors in Transition. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Help in Healing: Warrior Transition Unit Activates on Fort Lee

    Feb 29, 2008

    While the call to aide Warriors in Transition was answered on Fort Lee months prior, the activation ceremony on Feb. 27 officially recognized the staff and members of the WTU. Col. Donna Diamond, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, uncased the colors that will be displayed at the new WTU headquarters location at Larkin Hall. The mission of the Kenner WTU is to provide command and control, primary care and case management, and to establish conditions for wounded Soldiers as they heal and to promote the timely return to the force or in transitioning to Civilian life.

  • Wallace presents state of TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 29, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Alaska Guard's Partnership with Mongolia Flourishes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Sprawling territory, extreme cold and rich natural resources are among shared conditions that have created a perfect marriage for Alaska and Mongolia in the National GuardAca,!a,,cs State Partnership Program.

  • Vice President Cheney Visits 1st Cav / March Edition of Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 28, 2008

    Vice President Cheney visits 1st CAV troops that just returned from Iraq; March edition of Soldiers Magazine is out.

  • Gen. Casey FM 3-0 Changes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen George Casey, Jr., discusses the three main contributions of the updated "Operations" manual FM 3-0 in an interview with Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores.

  • First 'Active First' Soldier Graduates

    Feb 28, 2008

    Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard Soldier to graduate directly into the active ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks through a new program called Active First.

  • Future Combat Vehicles to be Hybrid Electric

    Feb 28, 2008

    The firing platform for the Mounted Combat System 120mm cannon vehicle will start coming off the production line this winter.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects on Changes, Challenges

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

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