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  • Fort Riley, Kansas Land Trust, Moyer Ranch sign conservation easement agreement

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Rodney Moyer, president of Moyer Ranch, Inc., and Catherine Hauber, president of Kansas Land Trust, Inc., stand next to a signed agreement dedicating 6,647 acres of land to a conservation easement, July 22 at the Moyer Ranch near Fort Riley, Kan. By signing the conservation easement agreement, Moyer agreed to suspend any future development of that land. Also signing the agreement were: Sec. Mike Hayden, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Jeffrey Gross, assistant state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Col. Kevin P. Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander.

  • Fort Riley, Geary County reaffirm commitment with Army Community Covenant signing

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Private David Winkler, 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, along with his wife, Crystal, and sons, Nicholas, 6, and Kevin, 7, sign the Geary County Army Community Covenant July 22, at the Junction City/Geary County Military Affairs Council breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City, Kan. This Army Community Covenant resigning reaffirms the commitment for support between Geary County and Fort Riley, Kan. There are seven more counties in the Central Flint Hills Region which will also conduct covenant signings through October 2010.

  • Hold fast to traditions, culture

    Jul 22, 2010

    Commentary about discovering one's roots

  • Fort Sill gate guards put training to work

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four security personnel were honored July 16, for their part in preventing an attempted unauthorized entry by six individuals July 3 at the Bentley Gate on Fort Sill.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment Soldiers train IA on M1A1 Abrams

    Jul 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION AL RASHEED, Iraq - At 8:30 a.m. it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Sumner speaks, his linguist translates, and the students nod their heads in understanding.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility dedicated to its namesake

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Facility at East Fort Bliss was dedicated to its namesake, Sgt. Joshua W. Soto, during the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility's indoor basketball courts July 7.

  • Aviation unit displays effectiveness on the ground in Afghanistan

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - As battle tactics in Afghanistan are adjusted to defeat the enemy, adaptability is a valuable asset to any Army unit involved in combat actions. At Forward Operating Base Shank, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, is displaying its adaptability by being as equally effective on the ground as they are in the air. With the creation of a civil affairs team, led by Capt. Douglas Gray, civil affairs officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Brawler, from Ojai, Calif., supports the ongoing counterinsurgency tactic by helping remote villages in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Stewart commissary now offers fresher, natural and organic items

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-With many Americans working toward living healthier lifestyles, which includes the food they eat, the commissary at Fort Stewart is now offering more organic and natural items, including produce, beef and seafood.

  • Special needs children let loose at EFMP rodeo

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Forrest Boyd, 2, was all smiles and giggles while riding the hand-rocked bareback horse July 17 during the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo at the Geary County Fairgrounds.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • Firefighters rescue driver from creek

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Luck kept a 43 year-old retired Soldier alive in the early morning hours of July 13 when his truck was swept away in the fast current of Medicine Creek. He was lucky his truck stayed upright and didn't roll over putting him under the fast moving water.

  • Two more Marne Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Captain Michael P. Cassidy and Pfc. Francisco Guardado-Ramirez were honored for their service to the nation, July 15, as two trees were added to the long rows of Eastern Redbuds that line Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart.

  • iWATCH program combats terrorism

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - See something, say something - iWATCH, iReport, iKeep us safe - is the motto for the new iWATCH program, an Armywide initiative aimed at promoting heightened awareness and vigilance against terrorism. The iWATCH program, which replaces the former Vigilant Citizens program, will be introduced during Antiterrorism Awareness Month in August.

  • TF Marne honors fallen Peshmerga warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    CAMP ZAYTUN, ERBIL, Iraq - Task Force Marne Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, posthumously awarded two Iraqi Peshmerga the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device at Camp Zaytun, Erbil, Iraq, July 18. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Kurdish Fighting Forces.

  • Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

    Jul 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Fallen Soldier arrives at Fort Knox

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The remains of Spc. Nathaniel Garvin, of Radcliff, Ky., were met with honor at Fort Knox's Godman Army Airfield July 21. Garvin died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 27 quality-of-life Issues

    Jul 22, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - I have always said you can either read history or make it.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo entertains, honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo family once again honored the men and women of the Fort Carson community July 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs at the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

  • 10th SFG(A) hosts Family Day on Fort Carson

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Families from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) spent a day with their Soldiers during this year's Family Day July 16.

  • Carson Soldier wins national boxing title

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Fort Carson's Jeffrey Spencer completed a USA Boxing National Championships tournament by defeating Robert Brant and winning the 178 pound U.S. national title at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs.

  • Camp Bullis - An Emerald City in the rough

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- From a distance, Camp Bullis almost looks serene as it sits surrounded by acres of lush green forest, nestled at the base of the San Antonio foothills. It looks like a place of tranquility, but take a closer look, you'll find Camp Bullis has a lot more going on behind that wall of green forest than meets the eye.

  • New play areas promise boundless learning, fun for kids, adults

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston Child, Youth & School Services joined Family and MWR patrons to officially unveil five new play areas on post. The ribbon-cutting ceremony July 16, near the play structure at the Splash Pad, introduced the concept of Boundless Playground to the Fort Sam Houston community.

  • 502nd Air Base Wing breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the turn of a shovel July 14, the 502nd Air Base Wing got a little closer to establishing itself on Fort Sam Houston, as Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick, 502nd ABW commander, was joined by various local and military officials in breaking ground for the wing's new headquarters.

  • Occupational health in a war zone: Wiesbaden-based nurse support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afg

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Barbara Smith says she never really feared for her life. The earthquake, the nearby explosions, the armed security everywhere she went - it wasn't the average experience for an occupational health nurse. "But that's what I did the training for," said Smith who served for six months in northern portions of Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Summer Enrichment: Students continue to learn, have fun during summer school program

    Jul 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Statistically kids lose 80 percent of what they learned over the school year during summer vacation," said Vanessa Brown, teacher in charge of Wiesbaden's Summer Enrichment Program at Hainerberg Elementary School.

  • Training for worst-case scenario

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A toxic chemical leak overcomes a driver and Soldiers in training. A gunman is taken down after killing and wounding dozens of Soldiers and civilians at the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Those were the scenarios at Fort Jackson Monday during a mass casualty exercise that included participation from the installation, as well as emergency and law enforcement personnel from the surrounding community.

  • NCO Club manager puts Soldiers first

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Providing Soldiers a home away from home has been Carole Coveney's mantra for more than two decades. And it's a mantra Coveney intends to live by in her new position as general manager for Fort Jackson's NCO Club.

  • Let them eat cake: ACS celebrates 45 years of programs

    Jul 21, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers, Airmen, civilian employees, retirees and family members gathered at Warrior Country installations July 14-16 to pay homage to Army Community Service for its 45 years of service.

  • Chemical company Soldiers get hands-on experience at K-State

    Jul 21, 2010

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The professor stood at the front of the classroom as his students listened intently. The only difference from an ordinary class in the Kansas State University chemistry lab, was that this course would only be a day long and the 'students' wore Army Combat Uniforms.

  • Summer Slam 2010 draws players from all over Europe

    Jul 21, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Athletes and spectators alike traveled from as far away as Lakenheath, England and Naples, Italy to participate in Summer Slam 2010 held in Heidelberg.

  • AER conference focuses on Soldiers, families

    Jul 21, 2010

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - Money for plane tickets home, utility bills, car payments and even an $18,000 dollar cell phone bill - these were just a few of the cases Army Emergency Relief officers and assistants say they've encountered while on the job.

  • Warrior Country chaplain returns, ministers in homeland

    Jul 21, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country's new garrison chaplain has finally come home to her native land - to spread the gospel to Soldiers, civilian employees and their family members.

  • Clinic upgrade addresses family care needs

    Jul 21, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Family members who will come to the U.S. Army Health Clinic in the months ahead may not realize it, but they are beneficiaries of a significant upgrade to the former troop medical clinic that until only recently was staff solely to provide care to Soldiers.

  • Unit Risk Inventory provides commanders snapshot of unit

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Often, when an officer takes command of a unit, he or she might not know the Soldiers well.

  • IMCOM mentoring program develops leaders

    Jul 20, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command solicited applications this month for its annual mentorship program, with the intent to groom 30 promising mid-level employees for leadership.

  • Soldiers medal at National Boxing Championships

    Jul 20, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Spc. Jeffrey Spencer won a gold medal and teammates Sgt. John Franklin and Spc. Carrie Barry struck bronze at the 2010 U.S. National Boxing Championships July 12-17.

  • Memorial in Belgium honors American troops for 60 years

    Jul 20, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- A multinational ceremony part solemn remembrance of World War II and part celebration of decades-old alliances marked the 60th anniversary of the Mardasson Memorial July 16 near Bastogne, Belgium.

  • Camp Atterbury initiates Warrior Adventure Quest program

    Jul 20, 2010

    CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind. - A Soldier deploys for war.

  • Fort Buchanan change of command

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico -- Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., director of Installation Management Command Southeat Region, passes the Fort Buchanan garrison colors to Col. John D. Cushman during a change of command ceremony July 15, as outgoing commander Edwin C. Domingo (back right) looks on.

  • 4,400 participate in rare honor to the Watervliet Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL APPRECIATION NIGHT: More than 4,400 from the local community will participate in the honoring of the Watervliet Arsenal workforce during the 2nd Annual Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Organization on Sunday, July 18. Not only will the ValleyCats read public affairs announcements throughout the game about the Arsenal, but also new commander, Colonel Mark Migaleddi will throw out the first pitch. Three hundred of the Arsenal's workforce will be invited onto the field for pregame recognition, as well as for unfurling a 50' National Flag and singing the National Anthem. The ValleyCats are the Houston Astro's minor league team based in Troy, N.Y.

  • Carson Soldier joins fight against diabetes

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-One of the most important teams representing Fort Carson this year will have nothing to do with winning a championship, or playing for bragging rights. This team will be playing for something a little more important than any sports championship will ever be. The team will be riding bicycles in Boulder, Colo., Aug. 21, to help find a cure for diabetes.

  • Europe region military police named IMCOM top warriors

    Jul 19, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 19, 2010) - A pair of military policemen based in Europe became U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year at the National Capitol Region Best Warrior Competition, July 12-16 at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 'Hell's Guest' Author Shares His Memories Of Bataan

    Jul 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the 1940s, world events took the life of a 16-year-old South Alabama country boy and turned him into a war hero.

  • Exceptional Program For Military Family Members

    Jul 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Natalie Taylor wants members of Redstone's military population to know they're not alone. She's the Exceptional Family Member Program manager at Army Community Service. EFMP is the Armywide program for identifying active-duty military families that have special needs members.

  • AAFES goes above and beyond, receives Sierra VistAbility award

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's Army & Air Force Exchange is recognized by the city of Sierra Vista for going above and beyond. Last Thursday AAFES was awarded the Sierra VistAbility Award from the Sierra Vista Commission on Disabilities Issues.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program is available to assist Soldiers families with special needs

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Army Families deal with unique challenges associated with military life, especially when it comes to relocation. Not only do they have to find a new place to call home, they also have to find new health care and child care providers, enroll children in new schools and activities and build new networks of friends and support. These challenges are not easy for any Army Family, but for families with special needs, they are magnified.

  • Be on lookout with iWATCH

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Army senior leadership has approved the Army's adoption of the iWATCH Antiterrorism Awareness Program, a nationwide, modern version of the Neighborhood Watch program developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable members of the community to identify and report suspicious behavior that may be associated with terrorist activities.

  • Summer fun: Exceptional Family Member Program Families spend day at Rock Springs

    Jul 17, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - About 20 children participated in a whole summer's worth of camping activities in just one day.

  • Soldiers, civilians give blood, save lives

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson hosted a blood drive July 13 and 14 as Soldiers and civilians came out to the Special Events Center to donate blood used to help save lives of military members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Training at PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site while sustaining the land

    Jul 16, 2010

    PIAf'ON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo.-A part of Soldiers' "equipment" is the land they use to train upon. Equipment requires maintenance to perform up to standard and so does land used for training. Fort Carson has long understood the need to sustain the land while ensuring its training-ready condition here and at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. With a combined acreage of approximately 373,000 acres, the installations provide a dynamic habitat for a wealth of animal and plant species, as well as multiple training opportunities.

  • Carson Soldier receives national CFC Hero award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Carson's Combined Federal Campaign project officer was among 10 federal employees to receive the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's national Hero Award during a White House ceremony.

  • Commentary: 'Hero' should be used sparingly

    Jul 16, 2010

    Commentary on using the term "hero."

  • Command sergeant major vows continued service despite BRAC

    Jul 16, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem may be winding down operations, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from watching Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts, U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major Roberts, who has been acting in his position since April 1, said despite the closings of the two installations in accordance with the BRAC, he intends to keep customer service and Soldier training strong.

  • BRAC construction nears homestretch

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- The time of heavy construction and major steelwork have largely come to a close for three Fort Meade construction projects.

  • Bouncing back: Mobile Master Resilience Trainer Course tried at Fort Meade

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Faced with challenges, how does a Soldier cope and bounce back from adversity'

  • JBLM athlete falls short of goals at nationals

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Anyone who has rushed from one flight to another knows that it's a nerve-wracking experience. It can be even worse in track and field, however. Competing in the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships late last month at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Mai felt rushed between hammer-throw attempts. The time between "flights" had been trimmed from 30 to 15 minutes. As a result, Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, finished a disappointing 11th at the national championships after entering the event ranked among the nation's best.

  • Young JBLM boxer fourth at USA tournament

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Janae Jackson, who took up the sport less than a year ago at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Boxing Academy, placed fourth in her weight class at last month's 2010 USA Boxing Junior National Championships at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg martial artists take home gold at state games

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Seven martial arts students from Fort Bragg brought home gold from the North Carolina State Games, June 19, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg offers acting class for children to bring out future stars

    Jul 16, 2010

    If your child enjoys being in the spotlight, if they like to sing and dance, this may be the class for them. Children from grades 1 through 12 can learn to act, apply make up and learn other aspects of theater at the Summer Acting Academy, sponsored by SKIESUnlimited.

  • Soldiers help vets retrieve flags on Victory Drive

    Jul 16, 2010

    Nearly a dozen officer candidates from Fort Benning joined area veterans groups July 10 to scoop up more than 100 American flags and poles along Victory Drive in Columbus.

  • Dragons celebrate Independence with soccer match

    Jul 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE ECHO, Iraq - The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, opened the gates of COS Echo for the Brothers In Arms Soccer Tournament to celebrate Independence Day with their Iraqi Security Force partners July 4.

  • Female athletes represent Hunter Army Airfield well

    Jul 16, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> - Spouses, Soldiers and friends cheered wildly for the three Tominac Fitness Center female athletes as they stepped onto the Savannah Civic Center stage at the Southern Isles bodybuilding championship competition, June 17.

  • Commentary: Army of ones

    Jul 16, 2010

    There once was a U.S. Army recruiting slogan that died an early death. The slogan went, "I am an Army of One." It was intended to attract individualistic young Generation X and "Next Gen" men and women, who might resonate to the idea that service in the Army would complete their self-sufficiency. I had been told by some recruiters that it was working. Nonetheless, voices a bit too seasoned to come from actual potential recruits opposed what they reckoned to be an anti-team theme.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade certifies 400 Iraqi workers

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 400 local Iraqi workers received certificates from the Miran Village Company certifying them as professional welders, carpenters or painters during a ceremony held at Joint Base Balad, Iraq's Morale Welfare and Recreation-East building, July 6.

  • West Point Garrison Change of Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    Incoming Garrison Commander Col. Mike Tarsa, West Point Class of 1987 graudate, passes the garrison guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Violet McNeirney at a West Point Garrison Change of Command ceremony July 9 at Trophy Point.

  • Cadets learn leadership, strong values key to reconciliation process in Rwanda

    Jul 16, 2010

    In June, six cadets from the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Law and Social Sciences spent 12 days in Rwanda studying the causes of genocide and actions in the aftermath, as part of an Advanced Individual Academic Development trip titled, "Exploring the Psychological Implications of Conflict and Reconciliation," led by Lt. Col. Diane Ryan, a BS&L assistant professor.

  • Grafenwoehr community extends 'Willkommen' to new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Although rain trickled down for most of the morning, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds just before the beginning of the change of command ceremony, July 15, which welcomed the U.S Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's incoming commander, Col. Vann Smiley, and bid "Auf Wiedersehen" to outgoing commander Col. Chris Sorenson.

  • Caisson platoon offers adoption program

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has instituted an adoption program that protects its horses from being euthanized.

  • First WTU Soldier to earn Bachelor's degree wants to share lessons with children

    Jul 16, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Sandra Smith recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree - a first for Soldiers in the Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

  • Resiliency services work to combat suicides with prevention programs

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Military life can be overwhelming, challenging and demanding without the right information and support networks.

  • Fort Riley, Junction City leaders bond during annual tournament

    Jul 15, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY - Leaders from Fort Riley and Junction City paired up for an afternoon of golf July 8 at the Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

  • Knox energy bill will top $1 million

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Increased energy usage coupled with higher surcharges on power used during peak hours will result in the record-breaking electrical bills from Louisville Gas and Electricity.

  • West Point cadets, coach visit post

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--They greeted U.S. Military Academy football Coach Rich Ellerson almost as they would a general. A consistent "Hi, coach" came out from the group of West Point football players as they made their way to the Lawton High School track for an early morning workout. Running in the grass; metal and sweat; early morning hours. These all sound consistent with a normal Army day, except these cadets are still in training. They came to Fort Sill to get a taste of what a "normal" Army day is actually like. It's part of Cadet Troop Leader Training, a West Point requirement for cadets going into their junior or senior years.

  • Fort Stewart MP SkyWatch gives traffic enforcement a lift

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Most people look to the skies to star gaze. If you were on Georgia Hwy 144 a few miles outside the gate Friday afternoon, you just may have seen one star a little closer to the horizon. Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, was in the sky - 24 feet up, to be exact - with the help of an elevated SkyWatch tower.

  • Families say 'goodbye' as Vanguard Soldiers leave for Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - More than 3,000 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers left Fort Stewart June 26-July 13 for various locations within the al Anbar Province. It is there that these light-infantry troops will come together and conduct an "advise and assist" mission, supporting the Government of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces.

  • iWatch promotes community awareness

    Jul 15, 2010

    With August recognized as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, the Army is promoting a campaign encouraging and training communities to become extensions of the service's overall force protection plan.

  • Vanguard Brigade arrives in Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    Colonel Lou Lartigue (right), commander of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Altman, 4/3 AAB senior enlisted advisor, unveil the Vanguard crest in front of what will be their brigade headquarters building throughout their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the upcoming Operation New Dawn at Camp Rimadi, Iraq, July 7. The light infantry brigade is continuing to arrive to the al Anbar Province throughout this week.

  • 3rd ID NCO named first CSM of the new Army Reserve Legal Command, first female CSM for JAG Corps

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - She first joined the Army in June 1984, enlisting as a 27D, paralegal specialist. Now at the top of her profession, Sgt. Maj. Claudia L. Turner looks back on her career, satisfied that she made the right decision to join the Army and the right decision to be a paralegal specialist. In September, this Army Reserve Soldier, who is currently serving on active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division's Staff Judge Advocate office, will take charge of a new Army Reserve unit. She'll be the first command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command as well as the first female command sergeant for U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

  • 3rd CAB joins Korean counterparts on first mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, had the opportunity to join their Republic of Korea counterparts in the ROK Army's first aviation mission in Afghanistan out of Bagram Airfield, July 8.

  • Food inspectors savor job of keeping post safe

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Every morning, before the commissary opens, Fort Belvoir's Veterinary Food Inspectors are hard at work ensuring that all food for sale is fresh and up to USDA standards.

  • Hill Hall receives historic rehabilitation

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - People who live in Belvoir Village or frequent the Officers' Club, may have noticed the construction workers and equipment coming in and out of Hill Hall, Bldg. 257. The work you see is part of an extensive, historic rehabilitation funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to upgrade and modernize the building.

  • Fort Rucker EDGE! expands activities for youth

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Teenagers and children can live life on the "EDGE!" through an expanding youth program here.

  • IMCOM-Europe welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Jul 15, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe welcomed a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony July 13 at Campbell Barracks' Casablanca Room here. Installation Management Command-Europe Regional Director Diane M. Devens transferred the ceremonial sword of responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Maieritsch, the newly-appointed Region command sergeant major.

  • Crystal Clear: Alcohol abuse nothing to joke about

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It's not often that a colonel gets called out for being late. And when it does happen, I doubt anyone laughs - not aloud, anyway. But that very scenario drew laughs from the Solomon Center crowd at Tuesday's Happy Hour Comedy Show, which featured comedian Bernie McGrenahan in what he calls "comedy with a twist."

  • ACOE nets $450k for Tri-Border community; spending suggestions needed now

    Jul 15, 2010

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - AFNORTH International School celebrated the arrival of summer vacation June 17 with an "end-of-school-year party" funded with prize money from USAG Schinnen's 2009 Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) award - and your ideas are welcome to suggest how the remaining funds can be spent to benefit the entire military community.

  • FMWR employees earn Army-level awards

    Jul 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What do a 12-day event for the holidays and more than 3,750 hours of community service have in common' In the U.S. Army, both are award-winning feats. In June Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones, commander of the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, stopped in Wiesbaden to recognize two FMWR employees with Department of the Army-level awards.

  • Warriors dominate EUSA swimming championship

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country swimmers delivered a dominating performance claiming 13 of the 20 first place awards during the Eighth U.S. Army Swimming Championship July 10 at Hanson Field House here.

  • AAFES commanding general inspects the merchandise

    Jul 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Casella, commanding general of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, takes a closer look at a notebook computer with Sim Wang-kon, Red Cloud Garrison Post Exchange manager, during a tour of the recently renovated facility June 24.

  • Camp offers children fun, 'character counts'

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are gathering on Red Cloud Garrison every weekday for nine weeks this summer to learn and play at a summer camp sponsored by Child and Youth School Services, a division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service.

  • America's museums answer call to serve

    Jul 14, 2010

    After nearly a decade of war, America's military families continue to receive support from sundry sources of finance, entertainment and education -- including now a burgeoning network of more than 800 museums across the country.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade

    Jul 14, 2010

    The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parade kicked off the rodeo on July 13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The rodeo is held annually by the community and raises funds for military charities on Fort Carson, the US Air Force Academy and Peterson and Shriever Air Force Bases.

  • FMWR New England embarks on a quest for "EXCELLENCE"

    Jul 14, 2010

    With a renewed focus on customer service and creating great relationships, the first weekend in June kicked off the beginning of the ongoing pursuit of excellence for the USAG Natick and Fort Devens Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation teams.

  • Carson Soldiers feature of TV spots

    Jul 14, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Sgt. 1st Class Easy, Staff Sgt. Lefty and Pfc. Ahab are just three Fort Carson Soldiers being featured in American Forces Network television spots taped July 13 and 14.

  • Bamberg honors outgoing, incoming commanders

    Jul 14, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A significant change of leadership occurred for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Friday at Summerall Field, as Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg passed responsibility of Warner Barracks to Lt. Col. Steven L. Morris.

  • Grafenwoehr's 10-Miler puts runners to the test

    Jul 13, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - More than 100 runners from garrisons across Europe braved the Bavarian summer for this year's U.S. Forces Europe Army 10-Miler Qualifier Race, July 10. While most came to test themselves, some ran for other reasons.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Fort DeRussy's parapets restored

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Dignitaries, honored guests, Soldiers and local civilians gathered in front of the U.S. Army Museum, here, to celebrate the completion of two newly restored parapets, July 6.

  • West Pointer lends guidance in international border patrol issues

    Jul 12, 2010

    To curb the proliferation of violence and smuggling amongst unstable nations, the U.S. Army has lent support and guidance to countries wanting to strengthen their borders. One of its own emissaries, Lt. Col. Steven Oluic, the assistant dean for strategy and policy at West Point, visited leadership in Algeria and Mauritania to discuss those matters.

  • Second phase of security guard conversion begins in August

    Jul 12, 2010

    Next month, the Army will begin the second phase of converting almost 3,100 installation access control point security guard positions from contractor to federal employee status at 46 locations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska.