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  • Operation Kid Comfort provides Fort Bragg children with link to deployed parent

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort gives each child of a deployed, active-duty servicemember a quilt or pillow featuring photos of their Family to help comfort the child. Children ages 5 and under with a deployed parent receive a free, handcrafted quilt featuring photos provided by the Family and children ages 6 to 12 receive a free, photo-transfer pillow.

  • 'Army strong' is a lifestyle at Fort Bragg, Army-wide, not a catch phrase

    Jan 28, 2011

    TheArmy has developed a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, which aims to improve the way Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians think, respond and live. Within CSF, the Army focuses on five core aspects of health - physical, emotional, social, Family and spiritual - otherwise known as holistic standards for the 'strong minds, strong bodies' mantra.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

  • Fort Bragg teacher named 2011 Teacher of the Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    In February, members of the Fort Bragg school board will recognize a veteran teacher at Murray Elementary School who was named 2011 Teacher of the Year for the North Carolina District of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Task Force Bragg commander presents Distinguished Service Cross to Soldier for combat heroics

    Jan 28, 2011

    Surrounded by civic leaders, comrades, veterans and relatives, and more than three years after his heroics in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, Staff Sergeant James M. Takes, a Mooresville, N.C., paratrooper was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor.

  • McPherson Federal job fair brings employers and potential employees together

    Jan 28, 2011

    When Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem close their gates in September due to BRAC, many people will be left without jobs. To make sure no Civilian employee or Soldier gets left behind, Fort McPherson hosted a federal agency job fair Jan. 20 at The Commons on Fort McPherson.

  • Love and War: Two couples share thoughts on dual-military marriage

    Jan 28, 2011

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan - Marriage is hard. Ask any couple, no matter how long they've been married, and they'll tell you it takes work. Throw in long periods of separation and a war on top of that, and it becomes that much more difficult.

  • 10th Mountain Division siblings reunite while deployed

    Jan 28, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The war on terrorism is the longest military campaign that American forces have been involved in. As a result, service members have been separated from their Families for months, even years at a time. However, for one 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier, her assignment to the Fort Drum-based unit and deployment here provided an opportunity to reunite with her brother.

  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • Soldiers, community build home for wounded Marne hero

    Jan 28, 2011

    Hundreds of volunteers made up of community members, Soldiers and contractors turned out on the morning of Jan. 21, to begin construction of a specially-adapted home for one of their own, Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • House Armed Services Committee calls Fort Irwin and National Training Center 'critical' to

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Freshman U.S. Representative Scott Rigell, R-Va., has been in Congress less than a month, but during his visit to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, he stressed the importance of the installation even as Congress considers budget cuts. Rep. Rigell, who represents VirginiaAca,!a,,cs 2nd District, and eight other members of the House Armed Services Committee led by chairman Rep. Howard Aca,!A"BuckAca,!A? McKeon, R-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., visited the installation on Thursday.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • 22 become U.S. citizens

    Jan 27, 2011

    Twenty-two Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members from 14 countries pledged their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony Jan. 20 at Grant Library.

  • Hunter youth, teens have options with top-notch facility

    Jan 27, 2011

    If you drive down South Perimeter Road on Hunter Army Airfield, away from post about three miles, you will come across a brand-new facility on your left, just past the gas station. This building, 8805, is the home of School Age Services, ages 6-12, and Middle School/Teen program at Hunter Army Airfield. The brand-new facility, which opened in February 2010, is a mecca for children on Hunter.

  • 1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The 1st Air Cav. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., takes to the skies near Fort Carson, Colo., during rescue hoist operations training, Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Greywolf leaders prepare as New Dawn approaches

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Leaders throughout 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended a Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar last week to prepare them for their deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • 1st Air Cav set to reach new heights

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Flying at high altitudes and dealing with rugged terrain conditions can be a challenging endeavor for any pilot or crew chief, especially in a combat theatre like Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning icon comes back to life

    Jan 26, 2011

    A relic of an historic era on post is set to be revived after persistent determination by a proud unit and generous contributions from those who understand the nostalgia of the old building. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will rededicate the USAMU Round House, commonly called the "Patton Round House" in association with Gen. George Patton's time at Ft. Benning, at a ceremony Friday.

  • AFAP Conference set to discuss 88 issues

    Jan 25, 2011

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference will take place next week in northern Virginia to review 88 issues elevated from commands worldwide.

  • UFC fighters step into First Strike's ring

    Jan 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers were engaged in their daily duties inside the motorpool when they received a surprise visit from six of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters prior to their televised event "Fight for the Troop 2," Jan. 21.

  • III Corps commander discusses drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2011

    As the III Corps mission in Iraq winds down and the Soldiers prepare to return to Central Texas, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, USF-I deputy commanding general for operations and III Corps commander, highlighted the positive impact the unit has had during its year-long deployment, and the challenges still facing Iraq as they prepare to depart.

  • GEN Casey visits NTC in Ft. Irwin

    Jan 24, 2011

  • Headstone for Medal of Honor awardee unveiled

    Jan 22, 2011

    Approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family, at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla.

  • Army chief of staff visits National Training Center, discusses changes to training

    Jan 22, 2011

    Versatility in training will be the biggest change the National Training Center can expect to see in the future as the Army shifts its deployment training focus to include hybrid threat scenarios, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a visit to the NTC, Jan. 22.

  • Unveiling Ceremony for Medal of Honor headstone

    Jan 22, 2011

    This morning at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla., approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family.

  • STX lane training at the National Training Center

    Jan 21, 2011

    A gunner from 570th Engineer Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, watches for threats during an urban mounted patrol situational training exercise Jan. 18 at the National Training Center's Ertebat Shar village.

  • Clinic construction begins

    Jan 21, 2011

    Members of the Fort Carson community gathered at The Foxhole Jan. 12 for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new behavioral health clinic slated to open in spring 2012 as part of the resiliency campus.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • AH-64 Apache simulator provides valuable training to Fort Bragg pilots

    Jan 21, 2011

    The AH-64D Apache aircraft has been called a flying tank - the most lethal aircraft ever created - But training on multi-million dollar aircraft when you're half a world away from a Middle Eastern conflict can be tricky. Fort Bragg has a training simulator created by the Boeing Corporation that features a solid, two-trailer combination, which resembles an enclosed, mobile sound stage. Inside, the simulator houses a cockpit, which features separate aviator seats, complete with screens, and a vast computer system that connects a mass of hardware and software for prime operability.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers give thanks to a dream that lives on today

    Jan 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg observed Martin Luther King Day with a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club that included a reenactment of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band and a special presentation by two representatives of the Cape Fear Regional Theater, performing "Wheels of a Dream." The main speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, director for Command, Control, Communication and Computer Systems, J6.

  • Helmick to Fort Bragg: 'Be proud of your community'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, had a key message for the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that he leaves behind - "Be proud of your community and the units here on this installation." Helmick spoke with local reporters Tuesday, explaining the corps' mission during its upcoming deployment to Iraq; who will be in charge of Fort Bragg during the deployment and the current operation in the rebuilding country.

  • Nevada Army National Guard Soldier laid to rest

    Jan 21, 2011

    Nevada Army National Guard Soldier, Spc. Ronald Gaines, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry, was laid to rest in Las Vegas, Jan. 18. Gaines was killed in a hit and run accident on Jan. 8. Gaines redeployed from Afghanistan in 2010.

  • Fort Stewart Remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr

    Jan 20, 2011

    For Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Harrison, an equal opportunity advisor with Third Infantry Division, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's many accomplishments is found among those he serves with.

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • Brown: Don't let post changes blur mission

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence unfolds with the spectacle surrounding the historic Armor-Infantry consolidation, leaders shouldn't lose sight of the post's primary mission, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown said.

  • 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.

  • Life-like patrol helps prepare Black Jack Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Soldier that's never been on a patrol in a combat zone would probably have a hard time imagining what it's like. They can hear stories from their bosses, read training manuals or watch war movies, but until they've been a part of it, they'll never know quite what to expect.

  • Study shows pre-deployment screening yields benefits

    Jan 18, 2011

    An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Fort Bragg mission essential personnel work through snow, ice to provide service to others

    Jan 18, 2011

    As everyone stayed snuggled up in their beds when Fort Bragg closed for inclement weather and hazardous road conditions Jan. 10 and 11, mission essential personnel carefully made their way to post to continue normal operations. Along with having crews scraping the roads clear of ice, DPW also ensures salt gets to customers who need it to prevent slipping on sidewalks frozen solid.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Behavioral Health Screening Study

    Jan 18, 2011

    Identifying Soldiers for behavioral-health problems before they deploy to a combat zone, and then coordinating continuing care for those Soldiers while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • 68th CSSB uncases colors

    Jan 14, 2011

    With the return of the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, in November, the unit signified its official return with a colors uncasing ceremony Jan. 6 at the Special Events Center.

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

    A battalion of Fort Carson Soldiers attended a special ceremony Dec. 17 as one of their buddies, named Fox, was promoted to the honorary rank of sergeant - no small feat for this dog who is part of the Evans Pet Therapy Program.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Preston talks past, present and future of Army

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "The U.S. Army has become a Family business for many of us, with our sons and daughters also now serving," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to those gathered at the meeting of the Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army at the Sam Houston Club Jan. 7.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • CMOC provides aid to Tajikistan

    Jan 14, 2011

    Orphans gather together in the Khissar Polio Orphanage at Khissar, Tajikistan Dec. 17. Third Army's Civil-Military Operations Center conducted its first assessment trip to the Republic of Tajikistan from Dec. 16-23 since being activated in August of 2010.

  • Neighbor, MP rescue girl trapped under massive icicle

    Jan 13, 2011

    North Country children can potentially skirt danger outdoors this winter if they steer clear of homes, buildings or other structures prone to icicle formations. In an incident just before the holidays, 7-year-old Kate-Lynn Hopkins was pinned down in more than a foot of snow by a giant icicle in Fort Drum's Crescent Woods housing area.

  • NBC 'Today' show airs surprise baby shower from Fort Drum

    Jan 13, 2011

    The nation witnessed Fort Drum's holiday spirit recently as 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise by NBC's "Today" show.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Sustainers transfer command during ceremony

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (January 13, 2011) - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), turned over command during a change of command ceremony here at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Jan. 13.

  • Changes of command begin

    Jan 13, 2011

    The commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Col. Pete Jones passes the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment's guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Hilmes during 3/1 Cav. Regt. change of command ceremony at Kelley Hill, Jan. 7. Hilmes assumed command of the battalion from Lt. Col. Chris Kennedy.

  • New CDC opens on Stewart

    Jan 12, 2011

    Fort Stewart held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for a new child development center at building 7100, Dec. 21. The facility serves as a daycare for children of Soldiers.

  • Soldier has seizure while driving, woman jumps in to help

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A trip to the Main Post PX put Likedia Martinez in the right place at the right time to save a Soldier's life Dec. 28.

  • CSA helps commemorate 1 millionth R&R flier

    Jan 12, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, joined several hundred supporters at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to welcome home the Rest and Recuperation flight of the one millionth service member, Jan. 11.

  • 1,000,000th Soldier returns for R&R

    Jan 11, 2011

    The U.S. Military Rest and Recuperation (R&R) program today observed the one-millionth soldier transported home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today's incoming R&R flight at DFW International Airport was greeted by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr. and hundreds of 'Welcome Home a Hero' program volunteer greeters, who also participated in a ceremony marking the milestone.

  • Retired colonel shares Dr. King's dream with Fort Irwin/National Training Center

    Jan 11, 2011

    When retired Col. Nathan Thomas, Jr. spoke at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Tuesday, he didn't share Dr. King's dream from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Instead Thomas, who participated in the civil rights movement including the walk from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery, Ala., shared Dr. King's dream for the Fort Irwin and National Training Center community in the present day.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Crews Compete To Be the Best

    Jan 11, 2011

  • Chinn takes command of Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk

    Jan 11, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn took command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk in a ceremony at Honor Field Jan. 7.

  • Biden meets Karzai, visits troops in Afghanistan

    Jan 11, 2011

    Vice President Joe Biden today spoke with Afghan national and local leaders as he continued what White House officials described as a visit to assess progress and reinforce the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.

  • Lt. Gen. Webster awards best Thanksgiving decorated Dining Facility

    Jan 10, 2011

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • I Corps begins preparations for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 7, 2011

    This summer, America's Corps will arrive to man, equip and guide the operational arm of Gen. David H. Petraeus and the Kabul-based NATO International Security Assistance Force.

  • Fort Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery procedures

    Jan 7, 2011

    Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a remote area of Fort Bragg where aircraft operate as well as fulfill a once-a-year requirement for such a drill.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • 'Torch' element departs for Iraq

    Jan 7, 2011

    Early morning Jan 2, 25 Sky Dragon troopers mustered for the manifest that will carry them from Fort Bragg to duty stations in Kuwait and Iraq as the XVIII Airborne Corps first boots forward in its deployment to Operation New Dawn. This movement represents the tipping point as the battalion's weight shifts from preparing to deploy to the actual deployment,

  • Memorial features photos of fallen heroes

    Jan 7, 2011

    Twenty-one memorial portraits adorned the Fallen Heroes Family Center Oct. 14, when the Fort Carson garrison commander announced completion of renovations and initiation of Survivor Outreach Services. The Mountain Post began offering one-on-one counselors and support groups in a home-like atmosphere.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood, ensures ongoing support

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Female MPs bring professionalism, added capabilities to fight

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 64th Military Police Company assigned to Combat Outpost Fortress in Afghanistan's Kunar Province have seen plenty of action since they arrived at the outpost nearly nine months ago. Fortunately, the MPs at COP Fortress have a couple of "combat multipliers" in Spc. Cristine Gallagher and Spc. Lauren Hyman.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood USO

    Jan 6, 2011

  • Army lifer provides steady hand during Iraq drawdown

    Jan 6, 2011

    During his 22 years of military service, Rich Miles studied battle tactics - enrolling in advanced courses, soaking up the expertise of Army leaders and legends. But it was as a civilian that he finally deployed to a war zone. Now serving in Iraq as the Liaison Officer for the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T), Miles is putting his preparation to use. As the on-the-ground representative for the PEO, he is responsible for sustaining and supporting C3T systems in theater, as well as synchronizing the withdrawal of equipment and personnel with the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • Army works to create more comfortable body armor for women

    Jan 6, 2011

    Army and Air Force researchers are continuing to work on how better to fit female Soldiers with more comfortable form-fitting body-armor plates.

  • Road through valley of the Taliban

    Jan 6, 2011

    Afghan National Army and Australian forces gained control of Tangi Valley in the Deh Rahwod district, Afghanistan, in an operation to establish a foothold in a former Taliban concentrated area, Dec. 28.

  • Secretary of Army views Leonard Wood tornado damage

    Jan 6, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with officials and military families at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in an effort to reach out to the local community.

  • MPs Assess Tornado Damages

    Jan 5, 2011

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • 'Lights, camera ... IED simulator:' Safety awareness video filmed at Fort Benning

    Jan 5, 2011

    In an effort to stem accidents and keep troops from making their own simulator devices in roadside bomb training, the Army is producing a short safety awareness video set for release this summer.

  • Bromberg gets third star, becomes FORSCOM deputy commander, chief of staff

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters here today, and assumed duties as deputy commanding general and chief of staff for FORSCOM. Bromberg, who served as Special Assistant to the FORSCOM Commanding General pending confirmation of his promotion by the U.S. Senate, will now oversee the training and readiness of more than 750,000 Soldiers in the active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and about 3,500 Army civilians who work for the Army's largest command, FORSCOM.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • New physical therapy clinic opens for First Team troopers

    Jan 5, 2011

    Supporting physical, mental and spiritual health for Soldiers is a major priority in the minds of commanders today. Providing easy access to these areas and a means for self-maintenance, within our own ranks, shows that these commanders' actions match their words.

  • CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jan 5, 2011

    SLIDESHOW - Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. assessed the damage at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from a tornado that struck the post Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Last main body of 1st Infantry Division headquarters returns to Fort Riley

    Jan 4, 2011

    About 150 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were reunited with their Families during a ceremony on Jan. 3 at Fort Riley.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Shaping the Future of the Army Reserve: Lt. Gen. Stultz explains the future of the Army Reserve and

    Dec 31, 2010

  • Sustaining safety during Operation New Dawn

    Dec 30, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq-After the first few months of being deployed, statistics show Soldiers can get comfortable with their surroundings and choose shortcuts that can put themselves or others in harm's way.

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