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  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • 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.

  • Hawaii Soldiers take part in "Great Aloha Run"

    Feb 18, 2009

    As some 20,000 runners hit the streets for the 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run here at sunrise Monday, more than 2,500 troops, running as the "Sounds of Freedom," demonstrated their cadences and esprit de corps.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WINTER TRAINING IN YUMA PROVED TO BE A "CROWNING" AFFAIR

    Feb 11, 2009

    Miss U.S.A. Crystle Stewart jumps with the U.S. Army Parachute Team during winter training in Yuma Arizona.

  • Cadet Speaks at Congressional Panel

    Feb 11, 2009

    Cadet David White, a senior and future armor lieutenant, speaks at the Army Diversity Panel at the U.S. House of Representatives, hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). White and fellow Senior Cadet Nichole Myers spoke to panel members about the successes of the diversity program at West Point.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • West Point provides HOPE to homeless

    Feb 5, 2009

    It was a cold evening, well below freezing, when 2,000 volunteers stepped out on to the streets of New York City just after midnight to determine how many people in the city are homeless.

  • West Point Cadets, Soldiers honor Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Feb 5, 2009

    A photo of Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan placing a wreath at the gravesite of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. The wreath was placed on behalf of Pres. Barack Obama in celebration of FDR's 127th birthday.

  • Cadets learn tactics of trench warfare

    Feb 5, 2009

    Article and photo about German and French tactics in World War I. The Cadets learned how the Germans learned from experience throughout the course of WWI to better attack the entrenched French forces.

  • Award-winning NCO hopes to inspire cadets

    Feb 5, 2009

    West Point NCO is promoted to Master Sgt. and received the Order of the Marechaussee, an honor bestowed upon outstanding Military Policemen.

  • 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.

  • Award-winning NCO hopes to inspire cadets

    Feb 5, 2009

    Article and photo about a West Point NCO who was promoted to Master Sgt. and received the Order of the Marechaussee, an honor given to outstanding members of the Military Police Corps.

  • Kenyan leadership visits West Point

    Feb 5, 2009

    A visit to West Point by Kenyan military officers to look at how the U.S. Military Academy develops leaders.

  • IRAQI ROUNDTABLE

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic hosted a discussion on ethics with Iraqi Generals.

  • NMAA graduates first class, models West Point

    Feb 5, 2009

    A story and photos on the first graduating class of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • 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.

  • Happy Birthday, FDR!!

    Feb 2, 2009

    A wreath is placed at the gravesite of Pres. and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt to commemorate his 127th birthday. Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan placed the wreath on behalf of Pres. Barack Obama

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

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Afghanistan's West Point

    Jan 30, 2009

    A photo of the U.S. Military Academy Superintendent presenting a proclamation to his Afghan Military Academy counterpart.

  • Chaplain comes out of retirement to serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    A story and photo of a Chaplain who retired from the National Guard, only to hear the calling again, and came back to active duty to serve the Army.

  • Lessons in character celebrated with Cadet Choice Award

    Jan 26, 2009

  • Military movement builds battlefield skills

    Jan 26, 2009

  • Military movement builds battlefield skills

    Jan 26, 2009

  • Military movement builds battlefield skills

    Jan 26, 2009

  • Military movement builds battlefield skills

    Jan 26, 2009

    Story and photos about an obstacle course Cadets undergo at West Point to teach them battlefield skills.

  • Preparing for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2009

    Senior Le'Shaunda Hardy practices rifle drill Tuesday near Washington Hall with other cadets chosen to represent the U.S. Military Academy and West Point during Barack Obama's inauguration parade Tuesday in Washington.

  • Saving Soldiers' lives

    Jan 15, 2009

    Photo of a Cadet donating blood during the Armed Services Blood drive at West Point.

  • Hail and farewell to helicopters

    Jan 15, 2009

    West Point welcomes the arrival of two Lakota helicopters to its fleet. The Lakotas are replacing the Iroquois helicopters and will be used to transport West Point leaders and visitors.

  • Cadets seek solution to equipment issues

    Jan 15, 2009

    The senior enlisted advisor at Army Material Command visited West Point to discuss Cadet projects the Cadet teams will enter in the Soldier Design Competition.

  • West Point NCO responsible for cadet drill

    Jan 15, 2009

    Article and photo of the NCO-in-charge of drill and ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The NCO is working with the team of Cadets that will be marching in the Inaugural Parade.

  • West Point Superintendent's enlisted aide drawn to life

    Dec 17, 2008

    West Point SuperintendentAca,!a,,cs enlisted aide drawn to life story and photos

  • West Point Cadets study ways to improve medical/physical evaluation boards

    Dec 17, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The pressure has been building on a small think tank inside Mahan Hall here. The fact the Army's top general will hear their ideas isn't entirely what makes the senior project of these four U.S. Military Academy cadets so important. Their work could change the lives of Soldiers and their families across the Army.

  • West Point Soldier receives award from President Bush

    Dec 17, 2008

    Soldier receives award from President Bush story and photo

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Commander-in-chief meets with West Point cadets

    Dec 11, 2008

    Commander-in-chief meets with West Point photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption.

  • Exchange Midshipmen face cadet pranks at West Point

    Dec 3, 2008

    U.S. Military Academy cadets sometimes pull a few pranks on their midshipmen neighbors during Army-Navy week: uniforms can turn up missing or furniture might migrate to the Plain.

  • Army transforming NCO education system

    Nov 24, 2008

    A redesign of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer education system will bring itAca,!a,,cs curriculum closer to what has been taught to officers in the past, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler.

  • 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

  • West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand

    Nov 20, 2008

    West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand story and 2 photos

  • NETCOM DCO retires after 30 years of service

    Nov 19, 2008

    Col. John M. Blaine, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) deputy commander for operations, was officially recognized during a retirement ceremony held in the Pentagon Oct. 10. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Chief Information Officer/G-6, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, who presided at the ceremony, presented Blaine with the Legion of Merit for his 29 years of service to the country.

  • 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.

  • West Point WTU Soldiers meet Giants

    Nov 14, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers meet Giants photo and caption

  • 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.

  • West Point AEC offers opportunities for Soldiers and civilians

    Nov 13, 2008

    AEC offers opportunities for Soldiers and civilians story and photos

  • Wounded Soldiers recuperate at West Point's WTU

    Nov 13, 2008

    Specialist Ian Gillis thought the truck carrying him through a portion of Afghanistan fell into a ditch. No tumble into a ditch had ever "crushed (him) under like a soda can," he said, but he had gone into shock and was not entirely sure what was going on. When he tried to stand up, he thought his left leg was broken at least in three places. He could hardly breathe, and he was in the worst pain he could have imagined. He later learned the truck hit an antitank mine.

  • West Point wounded warriors give advice to cadets

    Nov 13, 2008

    The best thing Spc. Ian Gillis' commander ever did for him was tell him he was proud of him and make time for the other Soldiers in his unit to call him at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from Afghanistan.

  • High school students mentor military children

    Nov 13, 2008

    High school students mentor military children - story and photo about MCEC meeting at West Point

  • Fort Rucker BOSS haunted house 'Supports the Strong'

    Nov 7, 2008

    Haunted House volunteers collected about 2,500 cans of food and baby items that will be donated to the Fort Rucker Food Locker to support the post community during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Wounded warrior finds a home in Lyster's WTU

    Nov 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior finds hope in Warrior Transition Unit

  • Primary School students cast their votes in civics process

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker Primary School students cast votes

  • Surgeon glad to provide comfort to female patients

    Nov 6, 2008

    Maj. Farah Husain guesses she treated at least nine men for every female patient while deployed to Iraq in 2007. Still, the surgeon knows what a difference she made for those women.

  • West Point women invited to heart health awareness event

    Nov 6, 2008

    West Point women invited to heart health awareness event story and photo

  • West Point FMWR makes Halloween an event

    Nov 6, 2008

    West Point FMWR makes Halloween an event story and photo

  • 'Support the Strong' this holiday season

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker launched it's 'Support the Strong' campaign today, focusing on post donation-supported charities.

  • Rucker community teams to prepare Families

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker prepares Families for natural and manmade disasters.

  • Combat vet commands European Combat Training Center

    Nov 5, 2008

    The new commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center wants the center to be Aca,!A"a learning organizationAca,!A? as it strives to meet the needs of the units it supports. Col. Charles A. Preysler assumed command of the JMRC during an early morning ceremony at the JMRC gymnasium on Oct. 21.

  • West Point's first mother-daughter grads reflect on service

    Oct 27, 2008

    Class of 1981 West Point graduate Meg Kulungowski was a member of one of the first classes of graduating women from the academy. Now, she and her daughter share the distinction of being the first mother-daughter team of West Point graduates.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • 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.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Retirement Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2008

    Retirement ceremony took place 24 Sept. 08 for Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter

  • Wright Flyer 'returns' to Fort Myer after 100 years

    Sep 29, 2008

    It took a century to achieve, but for the hundreds gathered in Fort Myer's Conmy Hall this month, it was well worth it.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • West Point listed among 'America's Best Colleges'

    Sep 24, 2008

    A report released last month by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the sixth best of all American colleges on the quality of faculty, academics and graduates.

  • Medics receive battlemind training to help fellow Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers received training last week on one aspect of war that does not always take precedence: the battle of the mind.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Conference focuses on Iraqi Security Forces' future

    Aug 28, 2008

    Leaders from Task Force Mountain, Multinational Corps - Iraq and units working with Iraqi Security Forces met with Iraqi Army commanders for a one-day conference Aug. 20.

  • Post community celebrates women's impact on world

    Aug 28, 2008

    It all started in 1848 when a few women sat down together for tea.

  • Preparedness campaign rolling out just in time

    Aug 27, 2008

    Fort Rucker commanders are doing everything possible to help prepare community members for potential disastersAca,!"natural and man-made.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Army Strong Against Cancer Team Supports American Cancer Society Event

    Aug 11, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot's team, Army Strong Against Cancer, participates in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Studies reveal new generation gap

    Jul 31, 2008

    Recent research appears to validate what some Army leaders have said for years: todayAca,!a,,cs young recruits look at the world differently. The staff psychologist of the 75th Ranger Regiment traveled from Fort Benning to Stone Education Center July 25 to share his observations that explain this modern version of a generation gap between Soldiers entering the service today and their older NCOs and officers. His audience was senior commanders and NCOs, staff and civilian leaders.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

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