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  • Saying farewell to a great command team

    May 28, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Today, the Army bid a fond and grateful farewell to the command team of U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, and his wife Dianne.

  • Country singer entertains military fans

    May 27, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -"This is the first time I've ever opened for myself," joked country music star John Rich to Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members at the Rocky Mountain USO May 14. Rich, along with other members of the Muzik Mafia, including Cowboy Troy and Two Feet Fred, sang and danced, while strumming a rhinestone-covered guitar.

  • First permanent WTB complex opens at Fort Riley

    May 27, 2010

    The first permanent Warrior Transition Battalion complex, a $54-million project consisting of barracks for 156 Soldiers, officially opened its doors here today.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB staff receive top recognitions

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old saying meaning that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. So, if you need to be convinced that Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart is tops in a class of many high achievers, then pay close attention to the proof that turned up during this year's AUSA Army Medicine Symposium and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers reach out to community

    May 27, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reached out to the community to help Habitat for Humanity May 7.

  • Beginning of end: Joint security stations change hands in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Joint Security Stations Ashura and Tal Abtha, located in northern Iraq, were signed over to the Iraqi military and local government May 15. Within an hour of the short handover ceremony, U.S. forces had successfully withdrawn from the bases.

  • Hunter Army Airfield celebrates 70th anniversary

    May 27, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The airfield tarmac was the perfect place for members of the Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield communities to gather to hear patriotic music from the Savannah Winds Orchestra and enjoy static displays of Hunter memorabilia to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Fort Bragg conducts exercise to prepare for crisis

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On May 19, staff at Joel, Robinson and Clark health clinics were surrounded by wounded and panicked individuals requiring assistance and medical aid.

  • Iraqi media officers train in southern Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Iraqi Security Force public information officers met with their U.S. counterparts at Contingency Operating Base Basra May 19, 2010, for classes designed to improve their public affairs and media relations capabilities.

  • 162nd's counter-IED course poised to become Army model

    May 24, 2010

    The counter-improvised explosive device training program for combat advisors deploying from Fort Polk is turning into a model for Army C-IED training across the nation.

  • Female troops 'come home to history'

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20, 2010) -- Soldiers, veterans and government employees should bring their spouses, siblings, relatives and friends to the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, according to Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the military's first female four-star officer. "We all can learn from the history that is preserved within the walls of the museum," the general said. "There are so many great stories of women who have served in our Army; it is important to keep (that part of our history) alive because it shows us how far women have come, how far the Army has come and where we are headed."

  • First Army move on track

    May 24, 2010

    First U.S. Army's planned move to Rock Island Arsenal next year is on track, officials said as they laid stones in front of the renovation site for their new headquarters.

  • Army wife urges safe driving choices

    May 24, 2010

    Two martinis, no seat belt, excessive speed and a sinuous coastal road were a recipe for disaster. For Army wife Kelly G. Narowski, it meant a shattered T6 vertebra and an inconvenient life in a wheelchair for the last 11 years.

  • 3rd ACR celebrates 164 years of honorable service

    May 23, 2010

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment commemorated its 164th birthday May 19 by honoring its history and momentous achievements with a celebration at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Iraqi police and U.S. forces partner in disabled aircraft recovery

    May 22, 2010

    A joint team of Iraqi Police from the 6th Emergency Response Unit and Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, secured and recovered a disabled U.S. helicopter May 16, 2010, after it was forced to make an emergency landing the day before.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Stewart-Hunter Armed Forces kids run fun workout for all ages

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- More than 150 kids gathered on 6th Street early Saturday morning for Fort Stewart's Armed Forces Kids Run. Runners were broken down into three age groups: 5-6 (1/2 mile run), 7-8 (1 mile run) and 9-13 (2 miles). According to run organizer, Dagmar Peguero-Olinger, Child, Youth and School Services coordinator, this was Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's first year participating in Armed Forces Kids Run.

  • Fort Stewart employee remains vigilant, alert for info security

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Security managers on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield installation frequently find in their e-mail tidbits of information relating to automatic teller machine scams, Facebook security, identity theft, and even personal warnings for out country travel. Such information comes for the Stewart-Hunter information security program manager, Guy Shifflett, of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security section.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers remember fallen comrades with bracelets

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A silver, metal band on the wrist of Sgt. Ralph D. Gaskin II, a vocalist for the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, glints in the light as he sits in his office at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. He wears the band engraved with his fallen battle buddy's name, Sgt. Mason Lee Lewis, who died during Sgt. Gaskin's last deployment to Iraq in 2007. Sergeant Lewis was part of, "Top Flite," Company C, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.

  • 3rd CAB follows through on a promise

    May 21, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In January, Soldiers flew through negative degree weather landing in Camp Kiwi, Bamyan, Afghanistan to drop off school supplies for local children. After talking with the children at Bamyan, the Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, made a promise to return with more supplies to help the community teach their children. On a flight through warmer weather, the Soldiers returned to fulfill their promise, May 10.

  • 3rd ID ground troops depend on aviation unit out of Germany

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -The eyes in the sky that provide constant intelligence reports and cover for the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers are Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    May 21, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y - Soldiers and community members of 10th Mountain Division (LI) gave a warm North Country welcome May 14 to their newest leader. Fort Drum hosted a change of responsibility ceremony as the duties of 10th Mountain Division (LI) command sergeant major passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth E. Patton to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca.

  • Program helps Soldiers, Families build Strong Bonds

    May 20, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - It has been said many times that the Army cares about Soldiers' and Families' well-being, and there are several programs that attempt to enrich military life through education and introspection. One such program is Strong Bonds, a course designed to promote relationship skills for couples and single Soldiers. Strong Bonds is a unit-based program, with each unit's chaplain responsible for leading it.

  • Fort Carson launches ScreamFree programs

    May 20, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---More than 250 community members attended the ScreamFree Parenting and Marriage seminars April 27 at the Elkhorn Conference Center. About 20 relationship professionals from Fort Carson attended The ScreamFree Institute's train-the-trainer classes April 28-29 so they can facilitate future seminars on post.

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord investigates demobilization concerns

    May 19, 2010

    An inquiry launched Monday by Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, is investigating complaints from Oregon National Guard Soldiers that different standards of treatment exist between reserve-component and active-component Soldiers during the demobilization process at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Georgia football legend visits Fort Stewart WTB

    May 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There's no shame in my game." That was the message from Herschel Walker, University of Georgia legend and Heisman Trophy winner, to Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion, May 13.

  • Resiliency training prepares Soldiers for stress

    May 19, 2010

    "Griffin Strong," a motto of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was recently defined for the brigade's Soldiers deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

  • Keeping Army families strong

    May 19, 2010

    Maj. Michael Story, commander, Medical Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, currently deployed to Contingency Operating Base Adder, took advantage of a unique opportunity to share his promotion with his family back at Fort Carson, May 1, 2010, thanks to video teleconference technology.

  • Snow leaves 20th CBRNE

    May 18, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow relinquished command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a colorful May 7 ceremony on McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Liberty Bells visit Fort Carson USO

    May 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Liberty Bells visited Fort Carson's USO Monday and performed an array of patriotic and military-themed songs. The USO group performed the national anthem; an Andrews Sisters medley; a military salute, in which they sang each branch of the armed services songs and "God Bless America" among other tunes. The New York City-based group tours military installations around the globe, singing patriotic songs from the World War II era and more contemporary songs, such as Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road."

  • Ranch helps Fort Carson wounded warriors adjust

    May 18, 2010

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo.---Dave Roever was a Navy riverboat gunner with the elite brown-water, black-beret unit in Vietnam when he suffered severe combat injuries from a phosphorous grenade exploding in his hand, burning the majority of his body. Roever was hospitalized for 14 months and underwent numerous surgeries. His experiences inspired him to create The Eagles Summit Ranch in Westcliffe, a nonprofit organization created to help wounded Soldiers deal with injuries sustained in combat.

  • 1st MEB under new command

    May 18, 2010

    Col. David T. Theisen took command of the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade from Col. Scott A. Spellmon during a ceremony at Honor Field May 12.

  • Senior Ordnance Sgt. Maj. visits Sustainers

    May 18, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan Muhammad, spoke to 40 ordnance Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company at 3d ESC headquarters on May 11. Muhammad talked to the group about career progression, education and the skills needed to be a good ordnance Soldier.

  • Iraq vet hiking across nation to raise $5 million

    May 18, 2010

    Iraq combat veteran Troy Yocum is walking 7,000 miles across the nation, banging his drum, gathering followers and trying to meet his goal of raising $5 million for U.S. veterans and their families in need.

  • Third Army delivers aid to flood-stricken Tajikistan

    May 18, 2010

    Third Army Soldiers responded over the weekend to a request for assistance from the government of Tajikistan, due to flooding there which has killed at least 22 people, left 50 missing, injured 200 and displaced more than 2,000 from their homes.

  • Medic earns nation's 2nd-highest honor for heroism

    May 17, 2010

    An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second highest decoration for valor.

  • Recalled helmets 'no direct risk' to Soldiers

    May 17, 2010

    The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards.

  • Praying for our nation

    May 17, 2010

    Chap. (Col.) Alvin M. Moore, III, U.S. Army retired, makes a point during the 2010 National Day of Prayer breakfast May 6 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Moore, the former command chaplain at U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke on this year's theme, "For such a time as this." The Ozark, Ala., resident said followers of Christianity should pray in accordance with the guidance of the bible and that prayer can provide comfort for believers in times of crisis.

  • Fort McPherson honors military spouses

    May 17, 2010

    On May 7, Fort McPherson paid tribute to military spouses with a cake cutting ceremony at Army Community Services. "Soldiers know spouses keep things together," said Howard Butler, U.S. Army Garrison deputy commander, at the cake cutting.

  • Horses for Heroes returns to Fort McPherson

    May 17, 2010

    Although the Marines managed to defeat the Army 7-6 in the 2010 polo match at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson Saturday, no one could be considered a real loser in the event. The event, which benefited the Wounded Warrior and Horses for Heroes at Chastain Park programs, was held to increase the public's knowledge about the game as well as the programs offered to injured servicemembers at Chastain.

  • Busy mobilization training season projected at Fort McCoy throughout FY 2010

    May 17, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is projected to train 19 percent of the nearly 60,000 servicemembers programmed by First Army for mobilization in fiscal year 2010 (FY10), said Col. Bas Oskam, Fort McCoy's deputy commander for mobilization. Oskam said that makes Fort McCoy the busiest of the Army's eight mobilization training centers.

  • Guard Soldiers Honored for Service in Afghanistan

    May 16, 2010

    About 200 family members, friends and community supporters came to the Fargo Civic Center this morning to show their appreciation for 43 Soldiers who spent a year in Afghanistan. The North Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment's RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) III group, along with their family members and employers, were honored for their service during a Freedom Salute.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center in Brevard, N.C., May 15

    May 16, 2010

    BREVARD, N.C. - Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Afghanistan

    May 14, 2010

    101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Shinkai, Afghanistan May 6-7.

  • Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

    May 14, 2010

    Capt. Jay Burns, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny judge advocate waits to load a CH-47 Chinook helicpter in Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan May 7, 2010. PHOTO BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors volunteers of year

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Volunteers donate their time and talents to help others year round, asking nothing in return. The impact to the community is immeasurable.

  • Soldier saves battle buddy's life with simple act of caring

    May 14, 2010

    It was a hot Iraq day Aug. 7, 2008 and it seemed like the walls were closing in on Spc. Joe Sanders.

  • Reintegration a team effort

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With joyous reunions their focal images, ceremonies for military units coming home from combat zones appear from the outside to be simple to organize and execute. What could be easier than calling families to greet their Soldiers - then getting out of the way' Though the operations and deployment pace of units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gives units plenty of practice, reunions and reintegrations require time, care and effort.

  • Karzai visits Fort Campbell

    May 14, 2010

    The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, gives a speech to more than 1,000 Soldiers and their Families at Fort Campbell. Karzai wanted to meet and thank Soldiers and their Families for their service and sacrifice not only to their country but to Afghanistan as well.

  • Adaptable spouse reaching her goals

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military spouse can be a daunting role filled with long days living in a service member's shadow, but Stephanie Gonzalez is proof that doesn't have to be the case. Since marrying an Army officer, Gonzalez has learned to adapt and make the most of a lifestyle in which changes and relocating are inevitable. She does this by approaching each move as a new opportunity.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers support students' commitment to fitness

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing their sleep on a Saturday morning to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run, held May 8 at Fort Stewart.

  • Fort Stewart supports community Safe Kids Day

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child, the City of Hinesville held its annual Safe Kids Day, May 8.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde arrives in Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It's official. The 3rd Sustainment Brigade has made its way to Iraq and is starting the process of picking up the logistical mission from the 15th Sustainment Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Stewart, Hunter thank military spouses

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since 1984, the Friday before Mother's Day has been designated as Military Spouse Appreciation day. At Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, the 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation was celebrated with an ice cream social, May 7.

  • Iraqi, Kurdish officers visit Fort Stewart

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, returned from deployment to escort several of his Iraqi and Kurdish counterparts around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, May 8.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • 70th Anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield: The History of Hunter Army Airfield

    May 13, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- With the 70th Anniversary celebration of Hunter Army Arifield approaching, May 19, here is a brief history of the installation, from airport to Air Force Base to important deployment and support base for the Army and other joint services.

  • Fort Drum brings home prestigious Army prize

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum garrison made history last week, winning its first Army Communities of Excellence award under the category of exemplary practices for transforming the way Soldiers in the field treat culturally sensitive places, such as ruins, sacred and historic places, and archaeological sites.

  • U.S., Afghan forces work to place joint combat outpost

    May 13, 2010

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion have been working with the Afghanistan National Border Police to find a good setting for a proposed joint combat outpost.

  • Fort Bliss EFMB Slideshow

    May 13, 2010

    Photos package of EFMB test held at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • 1st BCT uncases colors in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2010

    CAMP MIKE SPANN, Afghanistan - The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team uncased its colors May 5 during a brief ceremony held on Camp Mike Spann in northern Afghanistan.

  • Army and Microsoft extend cooperative research agreement

    May 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army extended a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with Microsoft on April 16 to share research in support of developing hand-held and multi-touch technology for the Warfighter through 2013.

  • Despite strain, Army remains best in past 40 years

    May 13, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (May 12, 2010) - Nearly a decade of combat has taken its toll on the nation's Soldiers, but despite the strain, the Army remains more effective today than at any time in 40 years. That was the core of the message the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, delivered in his keynote speech to the Society of American Military Engineers' 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 5.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier earns Silver Star

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Army has always recognized Soldiers with outstanding merit and selflessness. Whether it is volunteering to make a difference in his community, or making the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield, Soldiers who go above and beyond the call of duty are honored for their actions. Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Olson Jr., platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, was awarded the Silver Star May 7 for distinguishing himself in combat.

  • Women Learn Coping and Mentoring Skills

    May 10, 2010

    Lt. Col. Lee Roupe, the rear detachment commander of 1st Medical Brigade, organized the Adaptive Leader Training for Women conference at the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat because he wanted to bring together women of all ages and experiences and allow them to connect as mentors/mentees...

  • Fort Polk community celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 10, 2010

    Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage at Fort Polk

  • JRTC: Roleplayers add authenticity, culture to rotations

    May 10, 2010

    When a unit prepares to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, it usually stops off at a combat training center, either the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., or the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.

  • Twenty-three Fort Bliss Soldiers earn coveted Army badge

    May 10, 2010

    On the first day of Expert Field Medical Badge testing 67 Fort Bliss medical Soldiers filled the ranks. On the last day, only 23 Soldiers had successfully completed the five days of intense testing -- held from April 27 to May 7 -- to pin on one of the Army's most coveted, and most difficult, badges to attain.

  • Fort Polk gets new top senior enlisted Soldier

    May 10, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Hof became the senior enlisted Soldier for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk during a change of responsibility ceremony May 4 on Fort Polk's Warrior Field.

  • Thousands explore job opportunites at Fort Bragg

    May 10, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" information exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Fort Bragg, N.C. By the time the tired, but happy, team of human resources specialists and staff experts from FORSCOM headquarters and Fort Bragg's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center packed up the displays and sign-in rosters at the end of the day, more than 1,950 hopeful job-seekers had visited the event.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem honor volunteers who made installations better

    May 10, 2010

    On April 28, Fort McPherson honored the 769 volunteers who gave their time to making the installation and Fort Gillem better places with a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The theme of the event was "Volunteers Build a Better World." At Fort McPherson, which celebrates its 125th birthday this year and also celebrated public service recognition this week, volunteers have played an important role, said Tina Helmick, volunteer program manager, Army Community Services, adding volunteers continue to make major contributions, even with the installation's upcoming closure due to the Base Realignment and Closure act.

  • 'Moving' words capture kids' attention

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Moving can be a big undertaking, sometimes leading Families to forget about how it affects the little ones in their lives.

  • Children's parade closes out Month of Military Child

    May 10, 2010

    Everyone loves a parade, especially the children of the Fort McPherson Child, Youth and Schools Services school programs. On April 28, children and parents took part in the annual Month of the Military Child Children's Parade on Fort McPherson, a tradition dating back to the mid 1970s. The theme of this year's parade was "Discover Science," said Barbara Howard, Child Development Center director. The theme was chosen by parents at the monthly parent advisory committee meeting, she added.

  • Carson welcomes 4th BCT/4th Inf. Div. Soldiers home

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Fort Carson welcomed home the first two waves of Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during ceremonies held at the Special Events Center April 28 and May 3.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital provides support during 'Mountain Move'

    May 7, 2010

    DENVER---Fort Carson Soldiers participated in a federal-government-hosted patient reception exercise at Denver International Airport April 14. Operating under the National Disaster Medical System, more than 30 federal and nonfederal agencies gathered to train and rehearse a unified medical response to a simulated earthquake in Utah.

  • Signs of Spring at Fort Hood

    May 7, 2010

    Some places are painted with the colors of new flora and fauna each Spring. In others, rain and wind usher in the month of March and renew April with warm breezes and fresh scents. Central Texas often abounds in new growth, sharp rain showers, and strong wind gusts. At the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood this year are the sights and sounds of major construction and the excitement of new challenges and creative training.

  • Third Army increases interoperability through International Aviation Symposium

    May 7, 2010

    Representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and eight partner nations came together for Third Army's fourth-annual International Aviation Symposium May 3-7 in Atlanta, Ga. Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Ret.) Bruce P. Crandall delivered the opening comments and gave a brief history of Army aviation.

  • Petraeus describes changes in Army structure, doctrine

    May 7, 2010

    The Army's conversion to a modular combat brigade structure in the years immediately preceding the surge of forces into Iraq was a key factor in the strategy's success, the commander of U.S. Central Command said here yesterday.

  • Wounded warrior on quest for gold

    May 7, 2010

    Sgt. Juan Alcivar will be competing for gold in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade holds Soldier Fitness Day

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 188th Infantry Brigade held a mandatory Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Day to promote the long-term health and resilience of Soldiers in the brigade, April 27.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers reflect on time, dedication of mothers

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Many days on the calendar are special, but one day is set aside so sons and daughters can reflect on the time and dedication their mothers took to raise them.

  • Task Force ODIN-A changes command

    May 6, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Rarely are battalion commanders changed during deployment. However, Task Force ODIN-A (Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize - Afghanistan), 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, changed commanders, May 3 at Bagram Airfield. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John Hinck, will be taking a position at the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command in Atlanta, Ga., and for the 30 days before the new commander arrives in country, Maj. Brian Wallace, the executive officer of TF ODIN-A, will take command.

  • Stewart, Hunter close Month of the Military Child with style

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Child, Youth and School Services' Child Development Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield turned up the music, cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs and had a ball with the kids, bringing the Month of the Military Child to a close, April 30.

  • 3rd ID completes re-up mission in less than 7 months

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 3rd Infantry Division completed its fiscal year 2010 active component retention mission in less than seven months. The division is currently spread across four countries and two combat theaters.

  • Desert Rogue saves lives, awarded Bronze Star with Valor

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - On Jan. 19, Sgt. John Z. Snell, with 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was involved in a firefight, and on April 27, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor for his actions in the Ninewa province of Iraq, by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey.

  • Bonuses, incentives offered for under-manned Army jobs

    May 6, 2010

    New Army recruits with skills critical to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for bonuses, educational help and other incentives if they enlist to serve in the Army's most under-manned jobs.

  • 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Message

    May 5, 2010

    2010 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Message from the SecArmy, CSA and SMA.

  • WINN Listens to Fort Stewart Community, Opens Doors to Pediatric Pharmacy

    May 5, 2010

    WINN Opens Pediatric Pharmacy images

  • FORSCOM launches Web-based tool to support Army Force Generation

    May 5, 2010

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, along with numerous requirements worldwide, the Army's largest command recently launched a Web-based tool to enhance the synchronization of Soldiers, equipment and resources with the requirements of combatant commanders.

  • Fort Bliss begins first EFMB test in more than 10 years

    May 4, 2010

    More than 65 Fort Bliss medical personnel are striving to earn an Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • DOD using virtual reality for PTSD treatment

    May 3, 2010

    A humvee slowly drives down a dusty road in Afghanistan and seconds later, an IED explodes off to the right, causing the windshield to crack and the driver to swerve.

  • Thousands Attend III Corps & Fort Hood Safety Day

    May 3, 2010

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange parking lot was filled with fire trucks, military vehicles, games, information booths, and bounce houses Apr. 30 as the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade sponsored the III Corps and Fort Hood Safety Day...

  • Reintegration workshop helps Soldiers' spouses

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new and innovative workshop took place at Fort Carson's Elkhorn Conference Center to help the spouses of deployed Soldiers cope with numerous stressors. It was all thanks to a trip to a local bookstore and a spin-cycling class on Fort Carson.

  • Public Affairs contemporaries share information

    May 1, 2010

    Public Affairs officers assigned to the 8th Iraqi Army Division met with their 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division counterpart at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for a joint training seminar, April 27.

  • Registered nurse preps Soldiers to save lives

    May 1, 2010

  • Carson breaks ground for new CDC

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Construction of the new nearly $9 million Gate 20 Child Development Center officially began April 22 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Daddy-daughter dance creates memories

    Apr 30, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The music ranged from Danny and the T-Birds "Greased Lightning" for the older crowd to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." for the younger crowd. But the theme of the night came from the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" when all in attendance whooped it up to the line "tonight's gonna be a good night."