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  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Gates urges West Point graduates to become great leaders

    May 25, 2009

    Before 970 cadets took the oath of office or "covers" were tossed high overhead, graduating West Point cadets heard some praise and sage advice from their future boss.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Patton statue is rededicated at West Point

    May 21, 2009

    Photo and caption of Patton Statue rededications at West Point

  • USMA graduates celebrated during alumni exercises

    May 21, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Distinguished Grad Awards and alumni exercises

  • West Point, area law enforcement host child seat safety inspection

    May 21, 2009

    Story and photo about childe safety seat event at West Point

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • West Point honors 6 distinguished graduates

    May 14, 2009

    Story about 2009 West Point Association of Graduates Distinguished Graduates

  • West Point's elementary School's Cryderman and Christian retiring this summer

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos about retiring principal and assistant principal at West Point elelmentary Schoool

  • West Point MOMC Luncheon full of fun, food and lessons

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos of Month of the Military Child Event at West Point

  • West Point Band NCOs play key role during Grad Week

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Band

  • Two Medical Service Corps Officers Awarded MacArthur Leadership Award

    May 13, 2009

    Two officers of the Army Medical Service Corps were among 28 company-grade Army officers recognized with General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards during a ceremony at the Pentagon on May 8.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • West Point Historic Weapons Shoot

    May 11, 2009

    Photos of West Point Cadets at a Historic Weapons Shoot on May 2. The cadets learn about, and fire, different weapons used by American Soldiers and the enemies they fought.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • 3000+ scouts join the Corps of Cadets at West Point

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photos about 47th Scout Camporee at West Point

  • Historic weapons teach future leaders at West Point

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photo about cadets at West Point firing varioous historic weapons

  • West Point celebrates Asia-Pacific American Heritage month

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photos of West Point Asia-Pacific celebration

  • Inventions, research presented during West Point Projects Day

    May 7, 2009

    Article and accompanying photos about West Point Cadet Projects Day

  • 1ID leaders help mentor USMA cadets

    May 7, 2009

    Leaders from across the Army, including the 1st Infantry Division, visited the United States Military Academy for Battle Command Conference XII. During the two-day conference, they shared insights and experiences with the cadets on what it takes to be an effective combat leader.

  • West Point celebrates work experiences with children

    May 1, 2009

  • Volunteering a way of life for military children

    May 1, 2009

  • Brave athletes compete in Special Olympics

    May 1, 2009

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • West Point implements Army motorcycle safety program

    May 1, 2009

  • West Point takes third straight CDX

    May 1, 2009

    Story and photo of a Cyber Defense competition at West Point. This is the 3d staright year that West Point Cadets have won the Cyber Defense Exercise title.

  • Celebrating Military Child Month at West Point

    Apr 27, 2009

    West Point School Age Services youth have been involved in several activities celebrating the Month of the Military Child to include designing the T-shirts they are wearing. West Point's children created poems and posters about what being a military child means to them. The children created a banner stating why they are every day heroes. On May 1, SAS will have parents come to the facility to present their children with certificates for being every day heroes. The artwork the children made for the MOMC will be displayed at this event.

  • West Point WTU, FBI fire it up

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the West Point Warrior Transition Unit and FBI agents traded shots in a day of firearms familiarization and fun at Range 3 April 16. The warriors-in-transition event was sponsored by West Point Range Control working in partnership with the FBI Firearms Training Unit-West Point, who donated their time and service to conduct the familiarization classes as well as a range competition and barbecue to lift Soldiers' spirits and morale.

  • Every day is Earth Day for West Point EMD

    Apr 27, 2009

    Since 1970, Earth Day has been a recognition of improving the environment and increasing community awareness in its role in maintaining a better Earth. West Point first celebrated Earth Day in 1995 with events that have centered on the academy's responsibility of being stewards of the lands and committing to the conservation of West Point.

  • West Point Center for the Rule of Law dedicated

    Apr 27, 2009

    Story and photos about Rule of Law Confrence at West Point

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    Apr 24, 2009

    During a recent visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey talked with Soldiers over dinner, delivered a brief address and answered questions during a town hall meeting.

  • Exercise, exercise, exercise: Fort Rucker trains for the worst

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Rucker's Force Protection Exercise (FPE) climaxed April 23 when a mock terrorist detonated a suicide bomb among first response team members in the Allen Heights neighborhood.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Preston recognizes NCO success

    Apr 23, 2009

    Eighteen new noncommissioned officers were among those who received kudos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston here April 16.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Signal Regiment remembers battalion commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Signal Corps regiment remembers battalion commander

  • Day of the Sniper: 'Million dollar' shot clears road in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    The four man sniper team hardly dared to breathe. For two days and nights they had waited for the right situation, and it was finally here. To Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire it seemed that all his prior experience had prepared him for this moment.

  • West Point grads observe 'Founder's Day'

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - The 'Long Gray Line' from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., stretched to this logistics base in northern Iraq during an observance of 'Founder's Day' here March 15.

  • USO honors West Point NCO

    Apr 9, 2009

    Photo and caption of West Point NCO who received the USO 2009 Military Leadership Award

  • Summer internships teach cadets about culture

    Apr 9, 2009

    Story and photos about conflict and human security studeis program run by Dept. of Social Sciences at West Point for West Point and ROTC cadets

  • West Point NCOs Volunteer Counseling Skills to Cadets

    Apr 6, 2009

    Story and photo of NCOs helping with an academic counseling class for West Point cadets

  • Army Rushes FRAG 7 to the Field

    Apr 2, 2009

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a little more protection for the HMMWV soon as Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles (PM, LTV) fields Fragmentation Kit Seven (FRAG 7) to the Army's work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV, just in time for the SURGE.

  • Learning About West Point Admissions

    Mar 31, 2009

    A photograph of CSM John Gipe receiving a briefing about the Soldier Admissions Program at the U.S. Military Academy. The program allocates 85 slots in each class at West Point for Guard and Reserve Soldiers who meet admission requirements.

  • West Point NCO Induction Ceremony

    Mar 30, 2009

    Photos from the NCO Induction Ceremony at West Point, N.Y. on March 27

  • Diversity leadership conference set for April at West Point

    Mar 27, 2009

    Info story about Diversity OCnference at West Point, NY

  • Georgia's Ginn Group chosen to supply West Point'spublic works operations and maintenance

    Mar 27, 2009

    Stoy about recent contract for West Point DPW activities under A-76

  • West Point's Mays selfless in his duty with team and as TAC NCO

    Mar 27, 2009

    Year of the NCO Story about MSG Jeffrey Mays, TAC NCO, boxing coach, founder of West Point Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

  • West Point instructor, cartographer illustrate Iraq war

    Mar 27, 2009

    Story and photo about Iraq maps being made at West Point Department of History

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • Celebrity Apprentice at West Point

    Mar 24, 2009

    Three photos of contestants on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice working with West Point Cadets for a segment on the reality tv show.

  • Filmmaker follows his brothers to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Thank you." At the Friday premiere of the documentary film Brothers at War at Carmike 15 Cinemas in Columbus, these two words were spoken often - filmmakers thanked Soldiers for their service, and Soldiers thanked filmmakers for producing a film many of them called an accurate and honest depiction of their experiences in Iraq.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • West Point psychology program spends week in Europe

    Mar 12, 2009

    Story on Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership work at USAREUR Senior Leaders' Forum

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Cadets teach middle school about amateur radio

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo about West Point Cadet Amateur Radio Club teaching middle school students about HAM radios

  • West Point Admissions wins awards

    Mar 6, 2009

    Standalone photo of West Point Admissions marketing officer and cadets looking at award winning Admission catalog and CD-Rom

  • West Point WTU signs Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo on West Point WTU signing Warrior Health-Care Covenant

  • New deputy garrison commander brings job experience

    Mar 5, 2009

    New Fort Gordon deputy garrison commander shares highlights of background and expectations for new position

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldier drafts alternate energy proposal

    Mar 5, 2009

    While recuperating from wounds recieved in Iraq, a Fort Carson Soldier put his U.S. Military Academy training to use to come up with ideas for alternative energy sources.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • "No One Is More Professional Than I...", Japanese CSM Takes Part in Promotion Ceremony

    Feb 27, 2009

    The 83rd Ordnance Battalion welcomed another noncommissioned officer into the corps Feb. 1. Sgt. Raul Gallegos was promoted to sergeant during the bilateral field training exercise Orient Shield, and he asked to have Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Command Sgt. Maj. Tsunemi Eto , 8th Division, participate in the pinning ceremony.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Annual West Point AER campaign kicks off Monday

    Feb 26, 2009

    Article about West Point AER and overall AER program

  • Some military housing at West Point is allocated to civilians

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and graphic about West Point Family Housing

  • Ice Rescue Training at West point

    Feb 26, 2009

    Photo and caption of ice rescue training by West Point firefighters

  • West Point Classes of 1960 and 2010 connect on PME

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and photo with caption about cadet training on dealing with NCOs

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Great fun for all at West Point Polar Fest

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Polar Fest

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.