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  • 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.

  • Big Island community joins PTA in birthday celebrations

    Jun 20, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii - Runners and walkers, from as far north as Honakaa and military veterans and supporters from as far south as Kau, came to Queen Liliuokalani Park, here, and joined the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) command and civilian employees in celebrating the U.S. Army's 234th birthday with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, June 13.

  • Families experience Hawaiian culture and dance at hula workshop

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The instructions from the hula instructor came at a fast and furious pace, leaving several dozen fresh-faced students desperately trying to keep to the beat of the bottle-shaped gourd during a hula workshop, here, June 10.

  • Local Soldiers take flight with pilot training

    Jun 20, 2009

    HONOLULU - The sounds of plane engines roaring above echoed in the cool breeze as Sgt. David Wills, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, walked towards a Cessna N5329L aircraft outside of Flight School Hawaii, Inc., here, recently.

  • USAG-O bids aloha to Boussy, Gledhill

    Jun 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Friends, family members and guests gathered at Palm Circle, here, June 16, for a change of command ceremony honoring the outgoing and incoming commanders of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-O).

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer in Alaska

    Jun 19, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska, June 18 - History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • Garuda Shield Peace Support Operations

    Jun 19, 2009

  • The United States Army Field Band Noncommissioned Officer Shares Heritage, Selfless Service Through

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Stryker unit gives new gunnery training system first Armywide test run

    Jun 19, 2009

    A prodigious U.S. Army battlefield capability recently got cheaper and more lethal. The first Advanced Gunnery Training System for the Stryker Mobile Gun System was unveiled June 5 at Fort Lewis' Battle Command Training Center by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • A noble knight in the Asian Pacific American Community

    Jun 19, 2009

    The words duty, honor, and country have been used for years to describe the American Soldier but the image of this motto should include SGT Butarbutar. He is regarded by all in United States Army Japan as the noblest of Soldiers with the finest military character, and as one of the most dependable.

  • Strong Bonds- Building Strong and Ready Families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Strong Bonds Married Couple's Retreat at Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii is one of the many ways the Army Chaplaincy takes cares of the Army Team and their families.

  • No Ordinary Day

    Jun 19, 2009

    The 25th Annual Great Aloha Run, was an 8.1 mile course that took the Soldiers from the well known Aloha Towers in downtown Honolulu, to the famous Aloha Stadium, in the same city, where great athletes showcase their talents year after year; and on that day, our Signal Soldiers were among those athletes.

  • NCO taking reenlistment to new heights

    Jun 19, 2009

    As a young Soldier, had you ever promised yourself that your 1st or NEXT Reenlistment would be something spectacular; something no one in your unit had ever done' Only to find on that celebrated day, you were yet again, standing in front of your platoon or company, right hand raised, repeating that time honored oath as you and countless others Soldiers stood there, less excited than you had planned. One Soldier in the 311th Signal Command was bound and determined not to make this scenario her destiny. Sgt. Johanna Lopez, a 35F in the 311th Signal Command G2 shop, made a promise to herself; and kept it, all with a supporting cast including, 2 airplanes, the 311th Chaplain, 21 fellow Soldiers, and a few parachutes!

  • Whistles, Dreams, and Gleeful Screams!

    Jun 19, 2009

    MSG Simard from the 311th Signal Command is a clear example of a great NCO that embodies selfless service. This NCO recipient of numerous Soldier of the Year awards; not only is he a great Soldier but also a volunteer and youth coach.

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the NCO in Alaska

    Jun 18, 2009

    History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Garuda Shield 09 training begins at Peacekeeping Center in Indonesia

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Runners remember fallen with 5K

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Signal Soldiers practice 'commo,' combat during FTX

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Anchorage baseball team honors military

    Jun 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska sergeant throws out first pitch at Anchorage Glacier Pilot baseball game.

  • 9th Army Band helps Palmer, Alaska celebrate heritage

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Exercise Garuda Shield 2009 opens in Indonesia

    Jun 17, 2009

    Approximately 1,000 Soldiers and Marines from nine countries gathered at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, infantry center to mark the official opening of Exercise Garuda Shield 2009, in Bandung, Indonesia, June 16.

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 17, 2009

    With the help U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers, Kayla Colyer-Platzer, a 15-year-old battling Hodgkin's disease, fulfills her wish to become a Soldier for a day.

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

    Lately Kayla Colyer-Platzer's reality has been consumed with her battle against Hodgkin's disease. However, the 15-year-old high school student was able to get a break from her worries Monday when she became a Soldier for a day at Fort Greely.

  • U.S. Army Alaska celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska - U.S. Army Alaska marked the Army's 234th birthday June 15 with 3.9 mile run around Fort Richardson's garrison area. A cake-cutting ceremony capped the event with USARAK's oldest and youngest Soldiers doing the honors, in accordance with Army tradition.

  • United States Army, Pacific names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Each Soldier started the Warrior Challenge even with zero points. After a week of combatives, a physical fitness test, land navigation and numerous other events, two Soldiers stood ahead of the rest.

  • United States Army 234th Birthday Ball

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Garuda Shield Humanitarian and Civic Assistance projects

    Jun 15, 2009

  • US, TNI-AD work together to ensure safety

    Jun 15, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Staff Sgt. Mark Newgent, a native of Pearl City, Hawaii and force protection specialist assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command checks for explosives residue in a vehicle at a hotel in Bandung, Indonesia, June 12.

  • 19 nations gather for UN classes

    Jun 15, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Officers from 19 nations gathered June 11 in Bandung, Indonesia, approximately 80 miles from Jakarta, for three days of academic classes as part of Garuda Shield 09. Pacific Command Global Peace Operations.

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

    Fort Rucker's new water park features water fun features for kids of all ages.

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army was honored June 3 with three Effie Awards for brand marketing success at the 41st annual Effie Awards ceremony.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Makani Pahili '09 tests joint response: Garrison readies for Category 4 winds

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Validating emergency operating plans and training officials to better protect the community, its members and installation assets, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) held its annual hurricane exercise, Makana Pahili, May 28-June 5.

  • 'Sex Signals' discusses preventing sexual assault through comedy

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most popular improvisational shows on the mainland touched down on U.S. Army soil, here, earlier this week, leaving its Army Combat Uniform-clad audiences both in stitches as well as in a pensive state regarding sexual encounters.

  • Families flock to the Honolulu Zoo for annual Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 12, 2009

    HONOLULU - It wasn't too difficult to coax Spc. Richard Allen out of his lair, June 6, to join the thousands who flocked to the zoo take advantage of the free food, entertainment and activities during the Military Appreciation Day.

  • Celebrating Flag Day should be standard

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

  • To the colors: the basics of flag folding by the 84th Engineer Battalion

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Hover over each photo for a description of the step in the flag-folding process.

  • 71st Chemical Team Gives Pacific New Capability

    Jun 11, 2009

    Under the relentless Hawaiian sun, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, 71st Chemical Company donned cumbersome personal protective equipment and set forth on a historical journey.

  • VIDEO: The 234th U.S. Army Birthday in the Year of the NCO

    Jun 11, 2009

    The 234th birthday commemorates the U.S. Army, which is achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. In this Year of the NCO, we especially celebrate the long tradition of strength and leadership from the NCO Corps.

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • Asian-Pacific Americans celebrated during annual commemoration

    Jun 11, 2009

  • USASMA seeks input on name change

    Jun 11, 2009

    The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Jun 10, 2009

    In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka.

  • 20th SUPCOM conducts combined CBRNE training with ROK CBRNE forces

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • USARPAC civilian workforce climbs as Scofield is promoted to DISL

    Jun 9, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- A new level of leadership emerged within the U.S. Army, Pacific with the June 5 promotion of Mr. Jim Scofield as the first Defense Intelligence Senior Level Special Advisor in the Pacific theater.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TO JUMP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH

    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

    The traditions of service in the Army sometimes seem a bit disconnected from this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in. But those traditions became part of the fabric of the Army for very practical reasons. We should be very careful about turning away from those hard-earned lessons.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

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