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  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • U.S. Soldiers open road, transfer security in eastern Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2009

    The opening of a seven-mile road in eastern Afghanistan's Konar province is affording critical transportation for residents and allowing coalition forces to transfer some security operations to the Afghanistan government.

  • Port of Yokohama 150th Anniversary

    Feb 18, 2009

    The city of Yokohama, Japan's Manager of the Urban Planning Bureau for U.S .Military Installations, presents Lt. Col. Craig Jorgenson, commander of the 836th Transportation Battalion and Sgt. Maj. Charles D. Berry, the Tanemaru mascot representing the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama.

  • CSA rededicates Buffalo Soldier memorial

    Feb 18, 2009

  • President orders 12,000 Soldiers, Marines to Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2009

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered a Marine expeditionary brigade and an Army Stryker brigade combat team -- totaling 12,000 soldiers and Marines -- to Afghanistan.

  • Cobra Gold 09 comes to an end

    Feb 17, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Hundreds of people gathered here to celebrate the end of yet another successful Cobra Gold exercise Feb. 17.

  • Cobra Gold troops assist local orphanage

    Feb 16, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - As part of Exercise Cobra Gold 09, Singaporean and U.S. servicemembers came together Feb. 14 and 15 to lend a helping hand to a local children's home.

  • On the Ground: Troops Keep Transportation, Humanitarian Efforts on Track

    Feb 12, 2009

    Mileage was made on several fronts in Iraq recently, with U.S. and Iraqi forces teaming up to get a train rolling again and working to improve the quality of life for Baghdad children. In Taji, Iraq, northwest of Baghdad, Iraqi and U.S. forces completed a transportation project, signifying a step forward for Iraq's distribution capability.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Service personally rewarding for Cayanong

    Feb 12, 2009

    It's not uncommon for someone to have second thoughts about joining a branch of the military. However, that wasn't the case for Monica Cayanong. Cayanong, a first sergeant with the Army's Veterinary Command at Fort Belvoir, has recorded more than 20 years in a career filled with praise and accommodations. She was recently inducted into the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and has aspirations of one day becoming a sergeant major.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • NCO Academy teaches leadership in virtual environment

    Feb 10, 2009

    Sgt. Eric Anderson's squad is in a tight spot. His convoy has been ambushed by snipers in a small village in Iraq and two of his men are down...His radio is buzzing with chatter...Anderson knows that it's his job to get his squad to safety, but it's not going to be easy...Suddenly everything goes black. "Alright, sergeants. Take your hands off the keyboards and take your headsets off," shouts a senior sergeant, who has suddenly appeared over Anderson's shoulder.

  • Kurdish Soldiers graduate US Army combat lifesaver course

    Feb 10, 2009

    Iraqi-Kurdish Soldiers received certificates of completion after they became the first class to graduate from the U.S. Army combat lifesaver course on Jan. 27.

  • ABC reporter: Army has compelling stories

    Feb 9, 2009

    A famed reporter and three-time Emmy Award winner told Pentagon leaders Wednesday that the Army has helped her tell Soldier stories to the world.

  • Female flag officers honor first woman four-star

    Feb 9, 2009

    More than 50 retired and current female general and flag officers attended a lunch in honor of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Saturday, at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Face of Defense: Country Music Star Earned Stripes in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Feb 9, 2009

    Face of Defense: Country Music Star Earned Stripes in Iraq, Afghanistan

  • Aircraft movement by sea

    Feb 6, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - The ship looms in the pre-dawn grayness like a hulking monster, its ramp leading up to a yawning mouth. As the first aircraft rolls up, the steel ramp creaks and groans as if waking from a deep slumber. One mission is complete as members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (Air Assault) depart Afghanistan and return to Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army creates electronic warfare career field

    Feb 6, 2009

    In January, the Army announced approval for the establishment of a new Electronic Warfare 29-series career field for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel. This investment will give the Army the largest electronic warfare manpower force of all the services.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) sails to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 2, 2009

    Photo of USS Harpers Ferry in Cobra Gold

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge

    Feb 2, 2009

  • Innovation saves thousands to ship damaged track vehicles

    Feb 2, 2009

    Transporting battle damaged Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles is no simple affair. Special ground transportation is required and is a costly proposition. Ralph Cote, a marine cargo specialist with the 842nd Transportation Battalion in Beaumont, Texas, found a solution that is saving thousands of dollars.

  • USTRANSCOM commander shares his intent as the Distribution Process Owner

    Feb 2, 2009

    Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, shared his intent as the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Distribution Process Owner in a memorandum addressed to the service chiefs, other combatant commanders, and many of the DoDAca,!a,,cs most senior logisticians.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • Parts pull mission on mechanized vehicles expands at Sierra

    Jan 27, 2009

    Critical parts pull effort began at Sierra to support production lines at Anniston Army Depot

  • Purchasing tax-free fuel in Netherlands requires paperwork to be in order

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Procedures for purchasing rationed fuel in the Netherlands were updated in 2009. Individuals not stationed in the Netherlands must be on official travel or leave orders to purchase fuel in the Netherlands, according to a recent update to Army in Europe Regulation (AER) 550-35.

  • USTRANSCOM Port Management Automation project achieves initial capability

    Jan 16, 2009

    The U.S. Transportation Command recently celebrated an important milestone as the convergence of two key automated port processing information systems reached initial capability. The migration of the Worldwide Port System with the Global Air Transportation Execution System creates a single port/terminal processing and management system for the Department of Defense.

  • Initiative bringing business to Iraqi women

    Jan 16, 2009

    Iraqi women are getting a leg-up in the government contracting process through the help of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region DivisionAca,!a,,cs WomenAca,!a,,cs Advocate Initiative.

  • Veteran Holds to Dream of Local Vets Memorial

    Jan 16, 2009

    Bill Stender has held his vision of a dream since 2001. ThatAca,!a,,cs the year he and two other veterans Aca,!" retired generals Grayson Tate and Bob Drolet -- committed themselves to seeing a veterans memorial built in Huntsville. Some eight years later, he and several volunteers still have that dream in sight. Yet, the dream Aca,!" although more concrete now than ever with the addition of an architectural drawing, a dedicated location and nearly $1 million in the bank Aca,!" still remains evasive. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve been a little bit disappointed in raising money. ItAca,!a,,cs a little slower than we thought,Aca,!A? Stender said, referring to the $3 million to $4 million needed to build the memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville. Aca,!A"Money is tight. The volunteers we have on our board have had to strengthen their focus on their own work because of the economy and they donAca,!a,,ct have as much time to dedicate to this project. Everybody is refocused on their own businesses.Aca,!A?

  • Army observes 80th birthday of Martin Luther King

    Jan 16, 2009

    Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre about to embark on a new chapter in our nationAca,!a,,cs history; one that couldnAca,!a,,ct have happened without the work Dr. King did,Aca,!A? Fort Myer Military Community Garrison Commander Col. Laura J. Richardson said Thursday at a gathering to observe the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • From dropout to doctor, thanks to Army mentor

    Jan 16, 2009

    Since opening its doors in August, the Army Preparatory School has helped more than 700 new Soldiers receive their GED before entering Basic Combat Training. It has a success rate of 99.3 percent. Long before the school formally started helping Soldiers achieve their high school equivalency, leaders throughout Army history had helped individual Soldiers reach that same goal. One of those Soldiers was Tom Connelly. Today, he is a surgeon specializing in treating skin cancer. But in 1966, Connelly was a 10th-grade dropout when he entered the Army. After he completed BCT, he was sent to Vietnam where his commanding officer pushed him to finish his education.

  • Moving the military in the Land of the Midnight Sun

    Jan 12, 2009

    The 599th Transportation Group's four-person Alaska Detachment carries out the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's mission in extreme conditions, handling all the surface movements for Alaska's growing military presence.

  • Servicemembers rehearse for upcoming presidential inauguration

    Jan 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" From providing musical performances to acting as key personnel during the swearing-in process, hundreds of servicemembers were on hand Sunday morning around the nationAca,!a,,cs Capitol to support the 56th presidential inaugural rehearsal.

  • USAG Schinnen hosts Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters Band

    Jan 9, 2009

    USAG Schinnen, NETHERLANDS Aca,!" Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters Band performed an Armed Forces Entertainment concert to military service and family members assigned to the Tri-Border region of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in the U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen Activity Center Jan. 7, 2009. Army Garrisons serve as Aca,!A"the ArmyAca,!a,,cs HomeAca,!A? to provide base operations and quality of life support to military personnel around the world. Military Retirees also find support from Army garrisons long after they take off the uniform. This tour included stops at Kaiserslautern and Ramstein, Germany; Camp Bondsteel, Nothing Hill and Film City, Kosovo; the American Embassy and Hard Rock CafAfA in Warsaw, Poland; Kleine Brogel, Belgium; and Rotterdam and USAG Schinnen, Netherlands from Dec. 26, 2008 to Jan 8, 2009. To learn more about Armed Forces Entertainment, go to and to learn more about USAG Schinnen go to

  • AMC moving toward better future

    Jan 7, 2009

    As 2009 begins, the Army Materiel Command is coming closer to realizing a synergy through its move to Redstone Arsenal that will Aca,!A"re-energize and transformAca,!A? its work force, said one of its leading generals. Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury, who is the former commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, and who is now the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs deputy commander, has an insiderAca,!a,,cs perspective on the Army organizations that will be co-located at the Arsenal when the base realignment and closure recommendations are completed by 2011. AMCOM along with Program Executive Office-Aviation and PEO-Missiles and Space are subordinate commands to AMC, now headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. AMC is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs premier provider of materiel readiness, including technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection and sustainment, ranging from weapon systems to maintenance and distribution of spare parts.

  • Last VX nerve agent eliminated from Army stockpile

    Jan 6, 2009

    The Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions Dec. 24, with the destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala.

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  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • New T-Log course graduates third class

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Theater Logistics Studies Program, known as T-Log, at Fort Lee, Va., graduated its third group of students Dec. 11, in a small ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, deputy chief of staff, G-4.

  • Soldier stands out among fellow infantrymen

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq Aca,!" One standout infantryman earned six individual recognitions as 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, infantry leaders honored Soldiers for their heroism and bravery, Dec. 10, 2008.

  • Bush visits Baghdad, hails passage of agreements, bids farewell to troops

    Dec 15, 2008

    President Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq yesterday, where he praised lawmakers in Baghdad for passing the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States and offered a farewell message of thanks to U.S. troops serving there.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Commentary: Cyber security can be gone in a flash

    Dec 12, 2008

    Right now, Soldiers are singing, "all I want from Santa is my thumb drive back."

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 11, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jim PillsburyAca,!a,,cs nomination for his third star was confirmed Dec. 8. The president had nominated him for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • RDECOM hails new commander during change of command ceremony

    Dec 8, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command ushered in new leadership at Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony Dec. 5 at the installationAca,!a,,cs National Guard Armory.

  • First FA40 selected from career field for promotion to general

    Dec 4, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command takes pride in the many firsts in Army history. The Peterson Air and Space Museum was the setting for another Army first as the first Space Operations Officer (Functional Area 40), groomed and selected from the career field, was promoted to the ranks of general officer. During an afternoon ceremony, Col. Kurt S. Story, deputy commander for operations, SMDC/ARSTRAT was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

  • Army promotes its first space general

    Dec 3, 2008

    The Army promoted its first space general, Brig. Gen. Kurt Story, on Dec. 2 in a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base. Story isn't the first general to oversee the Army's space operations, but he is the first promoted from within its ranks of orbital experts. He is the deputy commander for operations at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Peterson.

  • One Story at a Time

    Dec 2, 2008

    History hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. Sir Walter Raleigh, "History of the World" [1614].

  • They Wanted to Stay Alive

    Dec 2, 2008

    Aca,!A"Lighthearted and ignorant, we took off from March Field never realizing this was the beginning of an annual television event that would last for more than a decade of American history and created a little of its own.Aca,!A? Bob Hope.

  • Dunkirk of Korea

    Nov 26, 2008

    "In the midst of our defeat glory...." Winston Churchill, speaking of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Air Force claimed its fifth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship Thursday on Stewart-Watson Field defeating the Navy 37-8. Air Force advanced to the championship match by posting a 4-0 record in the round-robin tournament while the Navy posted a 3-1 record to make it to the championship matchup. NavyAca,!a,,cs only loss during regular tournament play came at the hands of Air Force, losing 26-6 in their first match.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • A four-star promotion

    Nov 19, 2008

    A slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's four-star promotion ceremony conducted in the Pentagon auditorium, Nov. 14, 2008.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    Slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's change of command ceremony conducted at the Fort Belvoir, Va., parade field, Nov. 14. Gen. Benjamin Griffin retired from the Army during the ceremony.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • First foreign-military spouses graduate from Fort Bliss SLDC course

    Nov 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently held a graduation ceremony for the Senior Spouse Leadership Development Course that included for the first time, spouses of international students attending the Sergeants Majors Course Class 59.

  • First female four-star general promoted Friday

    Nov 12, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history in a Pentagon ceremony and later assumed command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from outgoing commander, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin at Fort Belvoir Friday.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • SDDC officially accepts former U.S. Navy real estate

    Nov 3, 2008

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) officially accepted more than 6,400 acres of former U.S. Navy real estate property during a ceremony Oct. 30 at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), Concord, Calif.

  • Army Materiel Command supports warriors in transition with Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from the Warrior Transition Brigade on Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt course sponsored by Army Materiel Command Sept. 8-12. The Warrior Transition BrigadeAca,!a,,cs sole mission is to heal Soldiers returning from war and help them successfully return to duty or transition to civilian life. Its role in healing and caring for Soldiers and their families is crucial to the success of both the Soldier who has served so valiantly and the Army as a whole.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Chief: Dwell time increase will enable Army to balance

    Oct 30, 2008

    Soldiers and their families can expect to spend more time together between deployments thanks to continuing success in Iraq and the steady growth of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks, the serviceAca,!a,,cs top officer said.

  • Army, NIMH begin suicide study

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health together have begun a five-year, $50-million research program into the factors behind Soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told reporters today at the Pentagon.

  • Army awards development contracts for JLTV

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army announced Oct. 29, the awarding of three contracts for technology development on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

  • Thirty years later: witnessing monumental change in Army diversity

    Oct 29, 2008

    Few women who served in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps are still in uniform today. Only those who have served at least 30 years have the distinction as former WAC Soldiers and can remember a time when they served under Pallas Athene collar insignia.

  • Commander Discusses 'Jewel in Crown' of America's Military

    Oct 28, 2008

    The 138,000 military and civilian men and women of the U.S. Transportation Command and its service components Aca,!" the Air ForceAca,!a,,cs Air Mobility Command, the NavyAca,!a,,cs Military Sealift Command and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Aca,!" Aca,!A"are really the jewel in the crownAca,!A? of the American military, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USTRANSCOM commander, said in an interview here yesterday.

  • President honors top SDDC civilian

    Oct 23, 2008

    Patricia M. Young, an Air Force Senior Executive serving as deputy to the commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, has been named a Meritorious Executive in the Presidential Rank Awards for 2008.

  • 956th Transportation Company makes last load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 23, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • SLIDESHOW: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Coast Guardsmen presented Army awards for supporting transportation mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle, commander, 832nd Transportation Battalion, awarded eight Army Achievement Medals and one Army Commendation Medal to Coast Guardsmen for their outstanding work in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom sealift operations in a ceremony Oct. 16.

  • AMC organizations reach safety milestones

    Oct 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations, Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah, and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind., have both achieved tremendous safety records and recognition in the past year.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • RDECOM Participates in HENAAC's 9th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2008

    HOUSTON Aca,!" AmericaAca,!a,,cs future Hispanic scientists and engineers were welcomed to HENAACAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual College Bowl in Houston Oct. 10, as part of HENAACAca,!a,,cs 20th Anniversary Conference. Students from across the country participated in the high-energy event to compete for scholarships and sharpen their professional skills before entering the technology industry.

  • New manual to cover training for full spectrum

    Oct 9, 2008

    The new FM 7.0 will be fielded in about six weeks and Aca,!A"prescribes the fundamental changes in how we are training our Army for full-spectrum operations,Aca,!A? said Brig. Gen. Robert Abrams, deputy commander for training at the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Using the government travel card correctly

    Oct 9, 2008

    Do's and don'ts when using government travel card

  • Ready Army: Preparedness is a year-round effort

    Oct 9, 2008

    Preparing is a year round task

  • Army would be lost without civilians, says Under Secretary

    Oct 9, 2008

    The civilian workforce is integral to the future of the Army, the Under Secretary of the Army said Wednesday during the Army Civilian Luncheon at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.

  • First shipment from Amedee Army Airfield since expansion

    Oct 8, 2008

    Six FSSP modules were loaded aboard six C-17 Globemaster III's at Amedee Army Airfield located on Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif.

  • Comfort for widows of Soldiers

    Oct 8, 2008

    On Tuesday mornings, a group of women gather at the Bicentennial Chapel to discuss their lives Aca,!" the blessings, the struggles, the surprises, the disappointments -- that come with being a member of a select group of Army wives. These women have endured a loss that bonds them to each other forever Aca,!" the loss of their husbands to war.

  • U.S. Army South observes partner nations' independence celebrations

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South observed BrazilAca,!a,,cs and ChileAca,!a,,cs respective independence days and ChileAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces Day during a ceremony at U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 12.

  • U.S. Army South Chaplain rallies Salvadoran religious leaders: Discusses disaster response initiativ

    Oct 6, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El SalvadorAca,!" Laughter erupted throughout a hotel conference room near Comalapa Air Base, El Salvador as U.S. and Salvadoran Army officials, meeting with local religious leaders for a conference, enjoyed a light moment.

  • PERSEVERE - Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 6, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - There were at least 26,000 motivations for running in the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 24th annual Aca,!A"Ten MilerAca,!A? here Saturday.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • RDECOM Inventors Patent Multi-channel Technology with Wide Array of Uses

    Oct 2, 2008

    Two employees here recently developed a patented technology with potential uses in radar, sonar, imaging, satellites, global positioning systems, communications devices, and wireless communications, according to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • SDDC commanding general confirmed for second star

    Oct 1, 2008

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brig. Gen. James L. Hodge, commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), for promotion to the grade of major general Oct. 2.

  • SDDC Links 1

    Oct 1, 2008

    Links for Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Final Preparation

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski of the National Capital Region, gets in some last minute study time from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Bouchard, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field