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  • Redstone Pays Tribute to 'Unique Citizen Soldier'

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. Once he made that call to volunteer, MooreAca,!a,,cs life has become a whirlwind of administrative paperwork, personal arrangements to make sure things are cared for at home and preparations to leave his job temporarily vacant.

  • Civilians Answering Deployment Call

    Apr 24, 2008

    At age 48, AMCOM worker John Moore is taking a leap into the dangerous unknown of a foreign country during wartime. The longtime Resource Management employee has volunteered to deploy to Bagram, Afghanistan for six months, where he will be an Army Materiel Command deployed civilian working for Personnel in support of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • Cooper Arrives at Garrison from Iraq

    Apr 23, 2008

    Remembering names hasnAca,!a,,ct been a problem for Command Sgt. Major Rickey Cooper during his 27 years in the Army. After all, name recall has always been a matter of looking at the name tag on a SoldierAca,!a,,cs uniform. But thatAca,!a,,cs changed for Cooper now that heAca,!a,,cs the new command sergeant major at the Garrison.

  • Master craftsman at work

    Apr 23, 2008

    Photos of engine rebuild being done at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait by a member of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Mortar platoon fires rounds

    Apr 22, 2008

    Infantry Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad fired mortar tubes April 11 to register their weapons at Joint Security Station Shawra Wa Um Jidir, in east Baghdad.

  • "...doing our part..."

    Apr 21, 2008

    Photo of work being done on a Stryker Combat Vehicle in Qatar.

  • From 'Lean' concept to reality - in 18 months

    Apr 21, 2008

    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (Apr. 17, 2008) Ac"a,! At a ceremony here today, the newest HMMWV maintenance facility in the Southwest Asia area of operations opened.

  • Team Reflection

    Apr 21, 2008

    Sgt. Kimberly Vock, 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade looks out at members of the battalion as they get ready to compete in the Kickball event of the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar Commander's Cup, Apr. 19, 2008. Representing the "Champion Brigade" and Army Materiel Command, the battalion's team fought hard, but wound up on the short end of a 1-0 battle against Area Support Group - Qatar. (U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant)

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

    Apr 18, 2008

    AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

  • 'Flame On!"

    Apr 15, 2008

    Brian Wells, a welder from Anniston Army Depot, Ala., cuts out fire extinguisher mounting plates. The plates will be installed on Army wreckers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Wells is deployed and assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • 2008 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 14, 2008

    Atlanta, Ga. - Gen. (Ret.) John Abizaid, former commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, commander of U.S. Army Central, engage in dialogue during the opening session of the Land Forces Symposium, Apr. 14, 2008. The theme of this yearAca,!a,,cs symposium (which delegates from 22 countries are participating in) is Adaptability of Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges. It emphasizes the importance of multinational cooperation in addressing issues both regionally and sub-regionally in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Visibility of excess components on APC just became easier with new program at Sierra Army Depot

    Apr 14, 2008

    Army Euipment Regeneration and Utilization Center (AERUC) Program kicks-off at Sierra Army Depot.

  • New Safety Stop Light

    Apr 14, 2008

    A new method to help prevent accidents or near misses in the workplace

  • Servicemembers in Iraq become U.S. citizens: 259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturali

    Apr 12, 2008

    Two-hundred fifty-nine U.S. servicembers serving in Iraq become the United States newest citizens April 12 during a naturalization ceremony in Baghdad.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker Testify

    Apr 8, 2008

    The Commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq, General David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will testify on Capitol Hill this morning.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

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

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

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

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony held March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, is one that aims to showcase and improve military food service skills.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

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

  • Veterans Salute

    Mar 13, 2008

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

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Motorcycle safety

    Mar 7, 2008

    Command team members lead the way at Fort Gordon to make motorcycle safety priority one by taking the required Department of Defense courses.

  • 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 Get 'Xtreme' Start to Army Career

    Mar 3, 2008

    Twenty future Soldiers entered the fighting cage at the Xtreme Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts Salute to Our Armed Forces Sunday, and raised their hands to support a different kind of fight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Bastogne Cav Company "Rock" Solid

    Feb 27, 2008

    Story and photos of recent Operation with troops from 1st BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

  • Interview with Lt. Gen. Lovelace, USARCENT

    Feb 19, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores interviews Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, Commanding General of U.S. Army Central. Lt. Gen. Lovelace talks about how every ARCENT Soldier is a leader, the transformation of USARCENT into a warfighter capable command for full spectrum operations, and his top priorities for ARCENT.

  • MRAP Sealift Dec 2007

    Feb 14, 2008

    MRAP sealift begins DEC 2007.

  • Calling Home

    Feb 9, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus says hello to Spc. Lyshaniz Ince's mother, Lillian Lugo, while touring the new USO facility Thursday at Camp Anaconda, Balad. Ince was talking to her mother, a resident of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, when the general popped into the room and asked the Soldier if he could talk to her mother.

  • Hitting the Links.... Virtually

    Feb 9, 2008

    Sgt. Jonathan Wester stands by to assist Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander, with a round of Wii golf in the interactive video game room of the new USO center at Camp Anaconda, Balad.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Iraq Security Update

    Jan 30, 2008

    Local citizens are helping drive down violence in Iraq. Gail McCabe talked to Gen. David Petraeus and other commanders while walking the streets of Baghdad.

  • Lt. Gen. Lovelace Interview About USARCENT

    Jan 29, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lovelace talking to a military reporter about USARCENT's role, mission and his vision for the organization.

  • Dec. 19, 2007 - Speaking to 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George Casey, Jr. speaks breifly to a group of 3ID Soldiers during a pre-Christmas trip to Iraq.

  • Jan. 16, 2008 - Remarks at ILW Breakfast

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks at an ILW breakfast January 16th, 2008.

  • Nov. 6, 2007 - Remarks to Univ. Of Oklahoma Journalism Students

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to a group of journalism students at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Dec. 4, 2007 - Remarks at Brookings Institution

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr remarks to a Brookings Institution audience.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • Army Chief of Staff Salute to the Troops

    Jan 2, 2008

    Op-ed written by Gen Casey that appeared in the New York Daily News, Dec 31st, 2007.

  • Sling Bag offers convenience, portability

    Dec 20, 2007

    Finding a way for Soldiers to accomplish their missions more easily is what lies behind the design of many products created by the Individual Equipment Lab at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here.

  • First DoD organization to win Baldrige Award

    Dec 20, 2007

    ARDEC, located at Picatinny Arsenal, a 6,500-acre military installation located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, is the first Department of Defense organization to win the Baldrige Award, known globally for setting the standard in performance excellence. The award is managed by the Commerce DepartmentAca,!a,,cs National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with the private sector.

  • Army Chief of Staff Remarks at JFK Jr Forum

    Nov 20, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey speaks at a JFK Jr Forum hosted by the Harvard JFK School of Government

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hold Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 7, 2007

    OCPA-SE performed as the chief military liaison and oversaw the 2007 Tampa Bay BuccaneersAca,!a,,c Military Appreciation Day Game versus the Arizona Cardinals on November 4, 2007. OCPA-SE coordinated the participation of more than 250 military members from USSOCOM, USCENTCOM, FLARNG and the USAR including OIF/OEF veterans to lead the Buccaneers out of the tunnel during pre-game introductions, flag bearers during the National Anthem, having the families of two Tampa Soldiers KIA in OIF/OEF conduct the coin flip at mid-field and having MG Steven Hashem, USSOCOM, administer the oath of enlistment to more than 150 recruits from all five services in an on-field halftime ceremony. MG Hashem was escorted by two wounded warriors from OIF that are being treated at the James A. Haley VeteranAca,!a,,cs Medical Center in Tampa.

  • Coming to America

    Oct 13, 2007

    BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Iraqi translators who work for the United States military provide an extremely valuable service, but these Iraqis also take on considerable risk for themselves and their families.

  • High Five on the Objective

    Oct 7, 2007

    Sgts. Josh Evans, left, and Landon Nordby congratulate each other after finishing the Army 10-Miler Saturday at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Nordby finished second overall with time of one hour, 30 seconds. The sergeants are members of the personal security detail for Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander.

  • Finishing Strong

    Oct 7, 2007

    Nancy Olson makes her way across the finish line to claim first place for women in the Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Olson, a former Marine Corps major and current civilian contractor, ran the race in one hour, 13 minutes.

  • The Winner - MSG Colunga

    Oct 7, 2007

    Master Sgt. Juan Colunga took first place overall in the Army Ten-Miler at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Off and Running on Victory

    Oct 7, 2007

    Roughly 800 runners took part in the annual Army 10-Miler race Sunday morning at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 4, 2007

    Although the three of the Warriors have diverse cultural backgrounds, they are bound together by their patriotism, their love of the Army and their drive to be the best at the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Marin accepts the reins as RDECOM's Senior NCO

    Oct 4, 2007

    Marin accepted his new position as the RDECOM Command Sergeant Major during a recent Assumption of Responsibility ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen Fred D. Robinson, RDECOMAca,!a,,cs commanding general.

  • Fallujah on foot

    Sep 6, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi take a walk through Fallujah neighborhoods and markets.

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

    Special Operations Command Korea and Special Warfare Command of the Republic of Korea army Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force training conference.

  • Special Forces train at Oro Grande Range

    Jun 7, 2007

    Elements from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group parachuted into Oro Grande Range to augment teams already on the ground conducting training.

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