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  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

    Jul 27, 2009

    Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • SMA calls for review of TRICARE standards

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier said military families are experiencing problems finding TRICARE providers off installations, especially in more rural areas.

  • Japan Olympic running coach trains U.S. Army Japan run team

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Japanese Self Defense Force Olympic training center has agreed to train U.S. Army Japan 10 miler team. The first assessment, July 21, 2009 was held on the school's Camp Asaka track.

  • Single Soldiers "Touch Up" History

    Jul 21, 2009

    Single soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program used their individual abilities as well as teamwork to assist in the restoration of the historical Hawaiian Railway here, July 15.

  • 'Nobody likes doing this'

    Jul 21, 2009

    Running a training event that Soldiers do not look forward to participating in can be a challenge, but leaders from Recon Platoon, 4th Chemical Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division do just that in operating a "CS gas" chamber. The training, however unpleasant, reinforces crucial Nuclear, Biological and Chemical defense skills.

  • 'Crawling' through urban operations

    Jul 21, 2009

    The rotation of personnel during the summer "permanent-change-of-duty-station season" can be challenging for units assigned to Korea's 2nd Infantry Division. The constant rotation in and out of country by large numbers of personnel can pose significant challenges for leaders focused on training Soldiers and ensuring their units are ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Keris Strike 09 Opening Ceremony

    Jul 21, 2009

  • Ichi Ban! Yama Sakura-56 Staff Exercise

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- U.S. and Japanese Armies worked as one team in planning the upcoming Yama Sakura 56 exercise.

  • Youth spend "A day with Strykers"

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Most 11-year olds donAca,!a,,ct have the opportunity to jump in and out of armored vehicles, test out engagement skills trainer simulators and share stories with real Soldiers.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Assumes Responsibility

    Jul 17, 2009

    The 130th Engineer Brigade uncased its colors, assuming responsibility of Mosul's reconstruction efforts from the 18th Eng. Bde. during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Station Marez, Wednesday, July 15.

  • VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 17, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks to SRTV's Sgt. Ashleigh Torres about the challenge of being Secretary of the Army during wartime.

  • 94th AAMDC Officer Gets Musical

    Jul 17, 2009

    Army Capt. Theo Voudouris, staff judge advocate, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, who has devoted much of his life to musical art and performance. This article is about his life, growing up around the theater, and his current project where he plays Glen Guglia in the Diamond Head Theater's premiere production of "The Wedding Singer".

  • Brigade competitions brings out heart of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2009

    Four Soldiers did just this with a minimal crowd as they competed in 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's four-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, which tested their technical and tactical proficiency in Soldier tasks and drills, July 9-12.

  • The Many Professions of PFC Patton

    Jul 17, 2009

    For many Soldiers, life before the Army stems from a small, quiet hometown and for others, life before the Army began in a bustling cityscape or rural town. For Pfc. John Patton, a native of the island of Kwajalein Atoll, within the Marshall Islands, life before the Army began in an entirely different country.

  • Outgoing secretary lauds Soldiers, families, NCOs

    Jul 17, 2009

    In his last days as the Army's 20th secretary, Pete Geren opened up about issues he faced while serving, including the challenge of an ongoing war, advancing medical care for Soldiers, and the importance of families.

  • Hawaii Soldiers Spruce Up U.S.S. Missouri

    Jul 16, 2009

    Under a cloudless blue sky, more than 40 Soldiers from the 40th Quarter Master Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, took a trip back in time as they volunteered to help beautify the U.S.S. Missouri battleship Tuesday, here. The Soldiers performed a variety of tasks cleaning various areas of the ship, moving old equipment, and helping to replace the main deck. While the work itself may not have been fun, each volunteer was able to walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Individual Award of Excellence in Safety

    Jul 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. William Wolf, Director of Army Safety, presents Eric D. Mitomi, 9th Mission Support Command, with the Individual Award of Excellence in Safety at a cermony held at Fort Shafter July 13.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Keris Strike 09 Opening Ceremony

    Jul 15, 2009

    KS 09 is a USARPAC sponsored combined brigade level command post exercise conducted annually in Malaysia with the Malaysian Army focusing on Peace Support and Stability Operations.

  • First joint U.S.-Vietnamese medical readiness exercise continues

    Jul 14, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • 9th Mission Support Command employee receives Safety Award

    Jul 14, 2009

    Brig. Gen. William Wolf, Director of Army Safety, presents Eric D. Mitomi, 9th Mission Support Command, with the Individual Award of Excellence in Safety at a cermony held at Fort Shafter July 13. Mitomi implemented numerous changes in the unit's safety program and received a 97% passing rate during a recent inspection.

  • USARPAC Medical Readiness Exercise in Vietnam continues

    Jul 14, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The bilateral MEDRETE, conducted from July 7-15, includes 17 medical and non-medical participants from U.S. Army Pacific and approximately 17 participants from Vietnam in medical team and support.

  • 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion named Army's 2008 Command Language Program of the Year

    Jul 13, 2009

    732nd Military Intelligence Battalion named Army's 2008 Command Language Program of the Year

  • Joint Combined Exchange Training in Thailand

    Jul 13, 2009

    Special Forces Soldiers, or Green Berets, regularly conduct training with members of foreign nations. 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently dispatched a team to Thailand to conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training, or JCET.

  • Firefight in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces battle insurgents in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, July 12, during Operation Mountain Fire. (click to see more images.)

  • First bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and U.S. trains, supports

    Jul 10, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The bilateral MEDRETE, scheduled from July 7-15, will have 17 medical and non-medical participants. Vietnam has approximately 17 participants in medical team and support.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Craddock: NATO must find better ways for nations to participate

    Jul 10, 2009

    Options exist to help members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization better meet their obligations within the alliance, said the former NATO commander, who left the post less than two weeks ago.

  • 4th of July at Camp Zama, Japan

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fireworks photo at Camp Zama's 2009 Independance day celebration .

  • Logistics Data Processing Center Does Non-Stop Service

    Jul 9, 2009

    More than 2.5 million transactions processed in and out daily, 24/7 support for the war fighter 365 days a year, system access control of 30,000-plus access requests daily, vital research functions for the logistics community. What critical service center performs all these tasks' Welcome to the Corps/Theater Automated Data Processing Service Center or CTASC. In a modest office in the Sparkman Center, there lies a vital part of the Army's logistical enterprise. Collocated to Redstone Arsenal in 2006 from sites as far abroad as Korea and Germany, the LOGSA CTASC provides Armywide end user support for the Standard Army Retail Supply System application - the Army's tactical supply system - supporting supply classes II, III(P), IV, VII and IX by monitoring the flow of incoming and outgoing data and providing technical assistance with equipment and records.

  • Fort Myer, Va., Area Chaplains' Corner: Devoting time with God

    Jul 9, 2009

    This is a regular Fort Myer Pentagram column which features a different chaplain from around the National Capital Region each week. This particular column happens to be authored by the manager of the Chaplain's Corner program. Chap. (LTC) White corrals all these chaplains, including Marine, USAF, Navy, Army, Coast Guard chaplains from any faith, and they provide a weekly column.

  • First bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and U.S.

    Jul 9, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The MEDRETE mission U.S. Army Pacific has 17 medical and non-medical participants. Vietnam should have approximately 17 participants in medical team and support and is scheduled from July, 7-15

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

  • TRADOC connects via Social Media

    Jul 9, 2009

    Web-based collaboration tools, generally known as social media, are changing the way people stay connected. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is working to leverage social media in training Army leaders to be more adaptive and agile in their conduct of operations, and to broaden discussion across the Army and with the public.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Gene Castanetti, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, watch Gen. Yoshifumi Hibako, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers from past conflicts, July 7, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Approximately 20 Japan Self Defense Force personnel are attending the U.S.-Japan Senior Leader Seminar to discuss topics concerning both countries.

  • Exercise Garuda Shield 09 closes in Indonesia

    Jul 8, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Exercise Garuda Shield 09 culminated in a ceremony at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, Infantry Training Center, approximately 30 minutes from Bandung, Indonesia, June 29.

  • Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville in August Focuses on Path Ahead

    Jul 8, 2009

    The 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition will take place August 17-20, 2009, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The theme for this year's event is Space & Missile Defense...the Path Forward.

  • Japan's Chief of Staff lays wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers

    Jul 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Gene Castanetti, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, watch Gen. Yoshifumi Hibako, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers from past conflicts, July 7, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Approximately 20 Japan Self Defense Force personnel are attending the U.S.-Japan Senior Leader Seminar to discuss topics concerning both countries.

  • Alltop flies high at Army First Sergeant Course - Air Force Master Sergeant makes history at USASMA

    Jul 7, 2009

    Air Force Master Sgt. Danny Alltop, is just days away from making history - in the Army that is. Alltop will graduate July 10 from the U.S. Army's First Sergeant Course taught at Fort Bliss, Texas, and thus go into the history books as the first airman to do so.

  • U.S. patrol base renaming ceremony in Samarra honors sacrifice, productive future

    Jul 3, 2009

    Amid the sounds of a ceremonial final roll call in tribute to Staff Sgt. Todd Olson, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division changed the name of Patrol Base Olson to Fond'k Albo Hera, June 30.

  • Renaming Ceremony Restores Iraqi Tradition, Honors Fallen

    Jul 3, 2009

    Lt. Col. Chris Stenman, commander of the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, partnered with Brig. Gen. Hewa Ahmed Star, commander of the Iraqi Army's 16th Brigade came together amid members of the Government of Iraq and Tuz Security Forces June 29 to restore Forward Operating Base Bernstein back to its original name - Matar al-Saddiq.

  • New provincial leader works to strengthen relationship with US Engineers

    Jul 3, 2009

    Seated around a conference table in the United States Army Corps of Engineers regional headquarters here, the Salah ad-Din Province Deputy Governor met U.S. forces and USACE engineers to strengthen their working relationship and discuss upcoming projects to improve the lives of the people of the province, June 29.

  • Tendon Valiant Medical Readiness Exercise in Indonesia

    Jul 2, 2009

  • 2009 Independence Day message from Gen. David Petraeus

    Jul 2, 2009

    Gen. David Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, offers feedback from his perspective on the hard work and sacrifices being made both at home and overseas as we celebrate Independence Day 2009.

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army's fourth annual leadership conference for veterans' and military-service organizations was held June 26 at the Pentagon. and although a number of issues were discussed, one echoed throughout the day: suicide prevention.

  • "One Team" run kicks off holiday weekend with Safety Message

    Jul 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (July 1, 2009) U.S. Army, Pacific Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, leads all units based at Fort Shafter during his quarterly "One Team" run.

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Gentry bids USASMA farewell

    Jul 1, 2009

    Col. Donald E. Gentry relinquished command of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in ceremonies June 29 handing it over to Command Sgt. maj. Raymond Chandler III, a frist for the academy.

  • YMCA's Camp Erdman hosts Operation Purple activities

    Jun 30, 2009

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii - Sitting on a Swiss army stretcher under a well-shaded ironwood tree, Shalonda Flowers, age 7, could sense the presence of her father, even though he is deployed.

  • Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

    Jun 30, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • 18th MEDCOM executes first training exercise

    Jun 30, 2009

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii - (June 25, 2009) A team of Soldiers lift a casualty on a stretcher and run toward a helicopter waiting to fly them out of an urban battle zone to safety.

  • USASMA opens International Student Hall of Fame

    Jun 30, 2009

    The first International Student Hall of Fame class inducted three students from Australia, Botswana and Macedonia. Warrant Officer Stephen Ward, Australian Army Regimental Sergeant Major graduated from the USASMA non-resident graduate course in 1994. Botswana Sergeant Major Herman Bahuma is the current Defense Force Sergeant Major in Makopong Village, Botswana. He is a graduate of USAMA Class 48. Sergeant Major of the Army Boban Stojanovik, is the Macedonia Armed Forces sergeant major. He is a graduate of the USASMA Class 58.

  • Tuz Joint Communication Center focal point of the "Way Ahead"

    Jun 30, 2009

    Workspace improvements will lead to better functionality, according to Lt. Col. David Snodgrass, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who visited the Tuz JCC June 21.

  • The "Silo" begins its transition

    Jun 30, 2009

    FOB Brassfield-Mora, known by local Iraqis as the 'Silo,' will be transitioned from U.S. forces back to the citizens of Samarra. The meeting between Bahaa Naja Ali, the director general of seeds and grains, and Lt. Col. Sam Whitehurst, commander, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was the first step forward.

  • GoI, IP leaders receive in-depth look into CF forensic procedures and apprenticeships

    Jun 30, 2009

    During the tour Iraqi leaders visited the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility, Combined Counter Exploitation Explosive Cell labs and the Iraqi Based Industrial Zone, continuing the efforts of the brigade to bring about greater transparency and data awareness for Iraqi leadership of the province.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • TNI-AD, U.S. engineers complete HCA projects

    Jun 29, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Approximately 86 engineers from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, and the 624th Engineer Battalion (Vertical), Utah Army National Guard marked the completion of three Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects with ceremonies at the sites June 28.

  • During the storm, officials offer tips on riding out storms

    Jun 29, 2009

    While human activity outside may be at a minimum during a hurricane here, the Installation Operations Center (IOC) staff works feverishly throughout the storm to make sure every person stays safe and property suffers minimal damage.

  • 'Manchus' honor heritage with grueling 25-mile march

    Jun 29, 2009

    Manchu's of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and a select handful of special guests honored regimental heritage with a 25-mile movement knowns in unit folklore as the "Manchu Mile" June 24-25.

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael F. Johnston from the 192nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., took home top honors for the active-duty force and Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Marshall from 2/398th Training Battalion, Bowling Green, Ky., captured the Reserve title in the Army's 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Marching a 'Manchu Mile'

    Jun 26, 2009

    2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEK CANDIDATES FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • "Ms. Nancy" bids farewell to 516th Signal

    Jun 25, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Imagine working in a world with no computers, no copy machines, no faxes. On December 4, 1956, this was the job Nancy Kanbara stepped into.

  • Smith relinquishes command of Fort Carson garrison

    Jun 25, 2009

    Fort Carson garrison commander, Col. Eugene Smith, relinquishes command after three years of leading Fort Carson.

  • TNI-AD, U.S. engineers work to complete baby care clinic

    Jun 25, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Otong Rusli wakes up every morning, eats his breakfast and begins work cleaning up rubble from a construction site. He does all he can to help progress on a baby care clinic, which is under construction in front of his house, where his garden once was.

  • Medics turn aid station into Afghan emergency room

    Jun 25, 2009

    Outside Forward Operating Base Blessing, combat medics serving with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, spend every morning combing through a crowd of sick or injured Afghans desperate for medical attention.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • In the Gym and Off the Streets: Tuz Sports Center Keeps Kids Busy

    Jun 24, 2009

    Until recently, the children of Tuz had few options for extracurricular activities; however, the Tuz Sports Center is changing that. With daytime and after-school programs that include soccer, volleyball, weightlifting and basketball, administrators invited members of the Tuz City Council and Lt. Col. Chris Stenman, commander of the Special Troops Bn., 3rd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., to visit their well-equipped complex June 17.

  • 'Warm basing' operations improve relationships between Iraqis, Coalition

    Jun 24, 2009

    Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces who have been conducting warm basing operations in the Tuz Qada took a break, June 16, at the Amerli Police Station to celebrate weeks of successful maneuvers.

  • Pulmonology Conference Unites Iraqi and U.S. Medical practices

    Jun 24, 2009

    It might seem insignificant to most people. A handful of Iraqi Doctors, an assortment of American medical professionals, a day of lecture and discussion, but small, frequent gatherings like this are having a far-reaching effect on the medical community in Salah Ad Din province.

  • Better water for Bayji under works by Iraqi, Coalition forces

    Jun 24, 2009

    In Bayji, obtaining potable water is like anywhere else--a necessity. Unfortunately for Iraqi families, usable water is not easily accessed by turning on a faucet. The efforts of the Salah ad-Din provincial leadership, coalition forces and PRTs are working to change this major dilemma.

  • Sharqat communities receive helping hand from IP, Wolfhounds

    Jun 24, 2009

    Sharqat Iraqi Police and Soldiers of Co. B, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division reached out to the remote villages of Al Khanuga and Msahly near Sharqat in the northern tip of Salah ad-Din province, June 1-2, in an effort to provide essential supplies and to foster the confidence of the local communities with their government.

  • Guam Soldiers train UN mandated peacekeeping skills

    Jun 23, 2009

  • SEALs train with Army pilots in Northern Edge

    Jun 23, 2009

    A Navy SEAL team worked with Army pilots in a training evolution of Exercise Northern Edge 2009, designed to promote and develop interoperability between the two branches.

  • Soldiers push to win NCO, Soldier of the Year titles

    Jun 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Brian Hong and Spec. Daniel Justice, both representing the 5th Signal Command (Theater), were announced as the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • Base Transfer Ceremony honors fallen warrior, recognizes bright future

    Jun 23, 2009

    The Balad JCC combines Iraqi Army and Police coordination elements, along with civilian emergency response functions together in one center. A small number of US Soldiers focused on intelligence and aviation coordination will provide support to the center.

  • Korea-based Infantrymen test for EIB

    Jun 23, 2009

    Soldiers from all over the Korean peninsula came to Camp Casey, June 15 to 19, in order to test and see who would receive the coveted Expert Infantry Badge.

  • Garuda Shield CPX closes, offers real world experience

    Jun 22, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - The Command Post Exercise portion of Exercise Garuda Shield 09 came to a close in a ceremony in Bandung, Indonesia, June 22. The five-day, computer-simulated exercise focused on uniting 20 nations to execute a Department of Peacekeeping Operations plan as part of a UN Forces Headquarters. Working together, not only helped to foster more security in the region, but increased interoperability amongst the exercise participants.

  • Thanks for the Memories

    Jun 22, 2009

    TORII STATION, Japan - Army Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command receives the battalion colors from outgoing battalion commander, Edward "Dusty" O'Neil, Underhill then passed the flag to new battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff, signifying her the taking responsibility of the unit during the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, where Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion.

  • Patriot Watches Over 50 States

    Jun 22, 2009

    TORII STATION, Japan - A Patriot missile launch station stands ready in the distance as flags representing all 50 of the United States provide a colorful backdrop for the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery's change-of-command ceremony on June 17 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan where Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff became the first female commander in the history of the Snake Eye Battalion.

  • PATRIOT MISSILE BATTALION SAYS "SAYONARA" TO FORMER COMMANDER; WELCOMES HISTORICAL NEW LEA

    Jun 22, 2009

    Members of the Okinawa community, Japanese and U.S. service members gathered at Landing Zone - Renegade here, to witness as the guardian of the skies over the Pacific, 1st Battalion, 1st, Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eye Battalion" held their historical change-of-command ceremony, June 17. The responsibility of the command was passed to Lt. Col. Jen Eickhoff from Lt. Edward "Dusty" O'Neil, who held the job of battalion commander since June, 2007. The ceremony introduced Eickhoff as just the third commander and first female ever to hold the position since the organization's move from Fort Bliss, TX in 2006.

  • Patriot Missile Battalion says "Sayonara" to former Commander, Welcomes Historic New Leade

    Jun 22, 2009

    Members of the Okinawa community, Japanese and U.S. service members gathered at Landing Zone -Renegade here, to witness as the guardian of the skies over the Pacific, 1st Battalion, 1st, Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eye Battalion" held their historical change-of-command ceremony, June 17.

  • Guam Medic trains TNI-AD counterparts

    Jun 22, 2009

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

    Filling the seats of the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Friday, 274 Sergeants Major Nonresident Course (NRC) students ended an educational trek that took some almost two years to complete. The ceremony marked the culmination of long-distance instruction that parallels that of the resident course curriculum, but is designed for those master sergeants, first sergeants, sergeant majors and command sergeant majors whose jobs or career paths made it difficult to complete the nine-month resident course.

  • Expert Infantry Badge's earned in Korea

    Jun 21, 2009

    Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) from all over the Korean peninsula participated in the Expert Infantry Badge test Jun. 15 to Jun. 19 at Camp Casey where Soldiers were pushed physically and mentally in order to see who could earn the coveted award.

  • Captain breaks course record during local 10-mile race

    Jun 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Runners beat back the early-morning heat and humidity, here, as they watched their pacesetter blaze his way to a new course record during the 10-Mile Race Around Wheeler, June 13.

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