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  • Army's electronic warfare needs receive heightened emphasis

    Sep 23, 2009

    Protecting Soldiers from improvised explosive devices and providing them with an accurate and complete understating of their environment across the spectrum has brought about significant change in focus for the Army in the area of Electronic Warfare.

  • Former ambassador discusses State Department's counterterrorism efforts

    Sep 23, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism discussed lingering challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan Wednesday, saying it's important not to abandon political and security objectives in order to avoid a similar fate that occurred in post-Vietnam.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes safety milestone at major BRAC project

    Sep 23, 2009

    Workers at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers military construction project recognized for nearly 500,000 consecutive hours without a single lost-time accident.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • First female commandant takes reins at Drill Sergeant School

    Sep 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King made it clear that even though she just made history Tuesday, she was more concerned with the immediate future.

  • Today Belongs to History

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Little else but homes with cropped roofs just outside of ChiAfA..vres Air Base betray the peaceful farming community that this Belgian area has become through the years.

  • 'Monumental' contributions liberated Belgium during World War II

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Inside a cramped brick farming shed in southern Belgium, 2nd Lt. Claude B. Cook had just fashioned an impromptu egg breakfast for his weary troops when he peeked his head above the windowsill after hearing a nearby firefight. Within seconds he was dead. Hit by wayward .50 caliber bullet at that exact moment, he was one of 12 U.S. Soldiers killed during the first day of the liberation of Belgium Sept. 2, 1944.

  • MPs advise residents to keep a watchful eye in wake of car break-ins

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Military Police are reminding families to not be "targets of opportunity." Last month MPs closed 20 cases of car break-ins that occurred in Crestview and Hainerberg Housing. All were linked to a U.S. military family member who, according to police, saw vehicles in military housing areas as easy targets.

  • Employees honored for saving money through Lean Six Sigma, years of service

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Garrison leaders recognized employees for saving millions of dollars and having dedicated more than 1,400 years of service during a ceremony in the Community Activity Center Sept. 10.

  • U.S. Forces Europe bodybuilding champions crowned at Wiesbaden competition

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A computer network administrator and a worship team leader took home the titles from the 2009 U.S. Forces Europe Bodybuilding Championship Sept. 12 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • USAREUR leaders join Wiesbaden NCOs for Suicide Prevention Training

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A sea of green stared down at Sgt. 1st Class Lori Luster as she stifled a sob. In front of Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and a crowd of 800 Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers, Luster fought to keep her composure.

  • 1-4 Infantry Soldiers return from Afghanistan ready to share lessons-learned

    Sep 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldier's of Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry (1-4) in Hohenfels, Germany, arrived home Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, after returning from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 410th CSB responds to military contracting requirements during PANAMAX 09

    Sep 22, 2009

    The 410th Contract Support Brigade's participation in PANAMAX 09 grows each year and this year was no exception as the unit's headquarters, the Expeditionary Contracting Command, deployed from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Fort Sam Houston, Texas to also participate.

  • Soldier feedback vital to latest technologies

    Sep 22, 2009

    Meeting the needs of Soldiers in the fight is the top priority for senior Army leaders, but understanding those needs requires two-way communication.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • Ft. Detrick Volksmarch for the Prevention of Suicide

    Sep 22, 2009

    Over 350 Soldiers, family members and Army Civilians gathered at Nallin Pond Sept. 3 for a two-mile Volksmarch for the Prevention of Suicide. Major Gen. James K. Gilman, Commander, Medical Research and Material Command spoke to the crowd before the volksmarch, and highlighted the need for a holistic approach to combat rising suicide rates in the Army. The march had fourour checkpoints along the route where participants could find resources covering Behavioral Health, Physical Health, Spritual Fitness and Environmental Health.

  • 1,000-plus attend veterans' benefits event in Anniston

    Sep 22, 2009

    An Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Supermarket of Benefits held in conjunction with Anniston Army Depot's Suicide Prevention Fair on Sept. 11 at the Anniston Meeting Center was a success not only for the 49 vendors who participated, but also for the 1,043 veterans and their families who came through the doors.

  • Holistic techniques make whole body well

    Sep 21, 2009

    In hard times, the ability to effectively handle physical and mental stress can mean the difference between good health and debilitating illness. To help provide information and techniques on combating these stress, the Fort McPherson Wellness Center staff hosted a Holistic Health and Wellness Day event Sept. 10.

  • HEVs on way to Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem

    Sep 21, 2009

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (also called the CLEAN Energy Act), requires the Army to reduce its annual petroleum consumption by 2 percent through 2015 and reduce petroleum use by 20 percent while increasing alternative fuel use by 10 percent. Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem are doing their part to help the Army meet this goal by incorporating hybrid electric vehicles, into its fleet of duty vehicles.

  • Despite laughs, Sex Signals shows sexual assault is no joke

    Sep 21, 2009

    The Sex Signals tour, which appeared at Fort McPherson Sept. 10 and 11 showed that while talking about sex could be funny, one thing that is never a laughing matter is when sex becomes sexual assault or sexual harassment.The Sex Signals tour, a sexual assault awareness program produced by Catharsis Productions, helped educate Soldiers and Civilian employees on Fort McPherson via a two-person, 90-minute play on the nature of rape, the way sexual behaviors can be misinterpreted and how to reduce sexual assault by intervention.

  • POW-MIA Recognition Day - keeping hope alive

    Sep 21, 2009

    "Man can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope." This quote, by an anonymous author, seems appropriate today as we observe the 25th POW-MIA Recognition Day. The sentiment for hope applies not only to the military members who are designated prisoner of war or missing in action, but to their Family members and friends, as well.

  • Forts McPherson,Gillem honor fallen at Patriot Day ceremonies

    Sep 21, 2009

    "We gather here today to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to commemorate the eighth annual observation of Patriot Day," said Maj. Gen. Dean Sienko, commander, 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support at the Fort Gillem Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11. With those words, Sienko addressed those who took time to remember the sacrifices made eight years earlier on Sept. 11, 2001, and the current sacrifices stemming from that tragedy.

  • Unsung heroes keep facilities beautiful

    Sep 21, 2009

    Visitors to Lake Tholocco's East and West beaches and Outdoor Recreation (ODR) don't often see the efforts performed by behind-the-scenes staff to keep the area beautiful but would miss them if they weren't there.

  • Officials prepare installation for natural disaster threat

    Sep 21, 2009

    In an effort to best protect the installation's people and assets, Fort Rucker officials occasionally make changes in emergency preparedness and response policies.

  • Tiger Brigade tasked with training Army combat advisors

    Sep 21, 2009

    The mission of training combat advisors across the Army now falls on the shoulders of the 162nd Infantry Brigade at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The brigade, totaling just over 800 personnel, will train every combat advisor deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, whether active, Guard or Reserve component, in addition to Navy and Air Force combat advisors.

  • Loss of Soldiers to suicide too high a price to pay

    Sep 21, 2009

    The JRTC and Fort Polk commander's commentary about suicide prevention.

  • Check out the latest edition of Benning: Tip Of The Bayonet

    Sep 21, 2009

    Click "Join our mailing list" to receive the Benning E-Newsletter, one of several forums we have to share the Fort Benning story with you every Friday.

  • Fort Monmouth prepares for annual flu season, other flu threats

    Sep 21, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Aside from normal preparations associated with the annual flu season, Fort Monmouth officials are also monitoring the potential for outbreaks of the H1N1 influenza, commonly known as the "swine flu."

  • New MEDEVAC fleet lands at Fort Polk

    Sep 21, 2009

    Fort Polk's U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, 5th Aviation Battalion, now has three brand new, fresh-from-the-factory, medevac-configured Lakota UH72A Light Utility helicopters in its fleet.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • Partnership and peace at Schinnen: Celebrating across generations

    Sep 21, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Seventy years ago, Schinnen built a chapel dedicated to peace on top of a rugged hill in the Town of Schinnen. With a Second World War threatening and amid uncertain times, great effort was undertaken by the citizens of Schinnen to muster resources and prepare the site on a hard-to-reach hill with thick trees and bushes that had to be cleared. The peace chapel was consecrated as the Chapel of Our Lady June 16, 1939. May 10, 1940, the Netherlands was invaded and World War II was underway.

  • Leaders tackle tough issue

    Sep 21, 2009

    Zane Biddle knows what it's like to hit rock bottom and feel completely hopeless. However, he also knows what it's like to have friends, Family and his faith lift him out of despair.

  • EFMP energizes exceptional education

    Sep 21, 2009

    To aid Families with special needs children, Fort Rucker Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) staff will offer a special education workshop Sept. 21, focusing on individual education plans (IEPs) tailored to studentsAca,!a,,c specific requirements.

  • Americans invited to join in time-honored dance

    Sep 21, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Americans here had the opportunity to expand their interests and revisit a traditional pastime of their country.

  • Going green saves green in the Benelux

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Reduce, reuse and recycle is the message environmental specialists at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are sending to the community to help conserve natural and Army resources.

  • Follow the 2009 Infantry Warfighting Conference online!

    Sep 21, 2009

    Senior Army Leaders * Live Blogging * Photos * Presenter Videos and Presentations * Agenda * Registration * Directions

  • 2nd Armored Division Veterans Visit ChiAfA..vres Air Base

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" A group of 2nd Armored Division veterans and their families visited ChiAfA..vres Air Base and Daumerie Caserne on Sept. 11 as they neared the conclusion of a European trip that has taken them through Belgium and France. Members of the veterans group fought their way through Belgium in 1944 and said visiting sites they remember from 65 years ago still has great meaning to them.

  • College night offers one-stop shopping for future education

    Sep 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Finding the right college and subsequent financial assistance just got a lot easier for students living in military communities throughout Europe. A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night is scheduled to be held here from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • Ordnance begins new era at Fort Lee

    Sep 20, 2009

    After training Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for nearly a century, the U.S. Army Ordnance School cased its colors, packed up and headed south.

  • The Edge: Kids learn to Excel, Develop, Grow and Experience during 'out-of-school' program

    Sep 18, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Shortly after plowing through several training stations set up inside of the gymnasium, here, 12-year-old Paige Bono found a place along a nearby wall to lean up against and rest her weary muscles.

  • Audience members help choose the next Operation Rising Star winner

    Sep 18, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Your vote counts in the selection of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Operation Rising Star 2009 winner during the local elimination rounds taking place at the Tropics, Schofield Barracks, Sept. 21, 23 and 24.

  • Deadline nears for Joint Spouses Conference

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Under the theme "Celebrate! Unity & Friendship," spouses from all service branches in Hawaii will gather, here, for a day of personal and professional development during the revamped 15th Annual Joint Military Spouses Conference, Oct. 16.

  • Residents encouraged to save energy to support the troops

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Are your electric consumption habits contributing to the issue of national security'

  • Korean War POW Speaks at Fort Monroe Observance

    Sep 18, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Thomas E. Duncan tells the dramatic story of his captivity during the Korean War

  • CYS2 announces USDA-funded meal reimbursement guidelines

    Sep 18, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 Soldiers and civilians gathered to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Friday, at the Main Post Chapel, here.

  • Accreditation confirms commitment to children

    Sep 18, 2009

    Parents with youngsters participating in School Age Services (SAS) activities here can rest easy knowing the program is nationally accredited.

  • Warfighter support operation wins Knowledge Management award

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A Web-based operation that is improving how Army units remain equipped and ready, Single Interface to the Field (SIF), received a top Army knowledge management (KM) award.

  • Post Office Officially Arrives In New Home

    Sep 18, 2009

    The new location for the Post Office has gotten its official sendoff. Newly-renovated building 3710 is now the home of the U.S. Post Office and the Official Mail and Distribution Center. The renovation effort was a jointly funded project between the Garrison, the Army Materiel Command and the Missile Defense Agency. "We're very proud a team approach, a vision, could put this all together," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said at the Sept. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Workers from headquarters Army Materiel Command and the Missile Defense Agency are arriving at Redstone from the Washington, D.C. area through base realignment and closure.

  • Reserve Officer Finds His Field of Dreams

    Sep 18, 2009

    There's a yellow post-it note above Capt. Rob Dewberry's door that reads "What if' ..." It's been there since he first took over as the commander of the Garrison's Headquarters & Headquarters Company in 2004, becoming the first Reserve officer in the Army to command an active duty unit on an active duty post. Now, as Dewberry retires his position, the post-it note will come down and the new commander - Capt. Ryan Godbee - will set his own agenda and objectives for his command. But for Dewberry, that "What if' ..." post-it was a constant reminder to question all aspects of a situation, to look "outside the box" for solutions, and to find new and more effective ways to support Soldiers. "That's my own personal motto," Dewberry said. "It's about doing better, trying something new, and finding ways to help people. Being able to help people is an incredible feeling."

  • AMCOM Embraces Social Media Venues

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Aviation and Missile Command can now be found on two popular social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. "Social media is the most effective and least expensive tool to reach the largest audience possible," Ginger Stephens, AMCOM chief of Public and Congressional Affairs, said. "It allows us to quickly and efficiently update our troops, work force, and the general public on what's going on at the Aviation and Missile Command. It also serves as a great recruiting tool, showing the younger generation that the Army is up on the current trends and actually ahead of the curve." AMCOM's mission is quite simple: to get the Soldier what they need, before they need it, in order to do their job. This includes the fielding and sustainment of new or upgraded weapons and aviation platforms. "We recognize the importance of engaging on social media platforms, such as those where AMCOM is engaged," Lt. Col. Kevin Arata, chief of the newly established Army Public Affairs Online and Social Media Division, said. "This is how and where our audience gets much of their news."

  • Meet the Redstone Arsenal Ten-Miler Team Runners

    Sep 18, 2009

    Here are individual profiles of the runners who will represent Redstone Arsenal at the 25th annual Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.

  • Today's Soldiers Honor Yesterday's Heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    When you drive the streets of Huntsville at 4 a.m., you're not going to see much. You'll pass closed buildings, dark streets, and you won't find many citizens wondering around. But as you pull into the Huntsville International Airport, you'll find Soldiers standing with members of the Patriot Guard, holding giant American flags, waiting for some special guest to arrive. Who's the special guest, you might ask' Is it a general' How about a music singer coming to play a concert for the Soldiers' None of the above. These Soldiers and civilians of Huntsville, Madison and Redstone Arsenal are waiting for members of the greatest generation - World War II veterans coming to the airport to participate in an Honor Flight, a trip to see the WW II memorial in Washington, D.C. This edition of the Honor Flight took place Aug. 29. "The Honor Flight is an organization where (they) solicit donations from various corporations and private and public donations, all to fly these World War II veterans and volunteers to Washington, D.C., so these vets can see their memorial and remember those who died serving our country," said Sgt. 1st Class Scott Fuchs, senior small group leader for the Basic NCO Course, 59th Ordnance Brigade.

  • New commander to advance 647th RSG through challenges

    Sep 18, 2009

    The incoming commander of the 647th Regional Support Group was saluted by Soldiers in formation during a change-of-command ceremony held Saturday at the Roque O. Segura U.S. Army Reserve Center. Along with his rock of support, his wife and daughter present at the ceremony, Col. Lawrence W. Meder, a chemical officer, grabbed the unit\'s colors as they were passed from the current commander, Lt. Col. David W. Ling, to Brig. Gen. Mark W. Corson, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Des Moines, Iowa, to Meder and the custodian of the unit colors, the command sergeant major.

  • Oktoberfest Weekend Arrives With 'Oompah'

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Chicken Dance is once again coming to Redstone Arsenal! By far one of the favorite traditions of the Arsenal's annual Oktoberfest, the Chicken Dance will be performed often this weekend by Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express as revelers of all ages take to the dance floor in the event's FestHall Tent. If you like authentic "Oompah!" music, and German food and beer, then Oktoberfest should be at the top of your list of things to do this weekend. But partaking of German fare and customs isn't the only thing going on at the festival. Oktoberfest is also a must-do for anyone who enjoys midway rides and games, carnival food, and circus entertainment. "It's Oktoberfest with an Alabama flair," said Mark Germonprez, of the Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, who is a co-event coordinator of the festival with FMWR's Kenneth McDonald. "Oktoberfest always offers a tremendous value and great family fun. We offer a much more secure environment, unlimited rides, great entertainment, and this festival costs half the price of the county fair we had here a few weeks ago. We also offer more than any other fair with our Oompah band, great German food and authentic German beers." Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $13 on Friday and Saturday.

  • Charity Drive Grows To Meet Needs

    Sep 18, 2009

    The stack of boxes is about to grow at the office of the Tennessee Valley's Combined Federal Campaign. They contain individual donor recognition items for the upcoming campaign. Soon they will be joined by 22,000 copies of the CFC brochures listing the charities. "And then you'll see another stack up to the ceiling over here," said Melinda Seigler, CFC coordinator for United Way of Madison County which is the campaign's principal combined fund organization. CFC coordinator Donna Johnson doesn't mind making room in building 3708 at the corner of Aerobee and Patton roads. She's fired up about the 2009 campaign scheduled Sept. 30 through Dec. 11. "Now more than ever there are a lot of people in our community and our nation and our world that need our support," Johnson said. The theme for this year's campaign, which has a $2 million goal, is "iCan now more than ever." The kickoff celebration is Sept. 30 from 10-11 a.m. in Bob Jones Auditorium, building 5304. The agency fair will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sparkman Center parade field between buildings 5303 and 5304.

  • FORSCOM kicks off 2009 CFC campaign

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Sept. 18, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command's kick-off rally for the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign was held Sept. 16 at its headquarters here. This year's CFC theme is "Give Today and Change Tomorrow." Brig. Gen. E. Eric Porter, FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, hosted the rally, which was held in the G1 atrium of Building 200. Porter also is serving as Director of Division 2, Atlanta Area CFC. Porter gave kudos to Lt. Col. Hillary "Gus" Luton, Public Affairs Office, who is this year's FORSCOM CFC Coordinator. She led CFC campaigns when she was assigned to U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) and volunteered to coordinate FORSCOM's campaign. Porter also praised Mike Chapman, CFC Atlanta Area Division 2 Coordinator. Chapman is a retired FORSCOM civilian employee who is back for 90 days to coordinate the local campaign. This is his 16th year working for CFC.

  • Flying History Grounded At McKinley Firing Range

    Sep 18, 2009

    There's a lot of flying history on McKinley Range. Amid the helicopters and an A-10 Thunderbolt airplane set up on the range for force training is an OV-1 Mohawk, a photo observation and electronic reconnaissance airplane used by the Army in Europe, Korea, the Vietnam War, Central and South America, Alaska, and Operation Desert Storm. It is a military aircraft that is at the center of the 20th reunion of the OV-Mohawk Association Sept. 23-27 in Nashville. Yet, the actual physical presence of a Mohawk on Redstone Arsenal was an interesting discovery for a former Mohawk pilot and technical observer who recently visited McKinley Range to see the military aircraft for themselves. "Ten years ago, a friend (now deceased Mohawk pilot Mike Langer) told me a Mohawk had come to Redstone Arsenal at some time," said David Brown, a retired master sergeant and Mohawk technical observer. "The Veterans Memorial Museum showed me pictures of the airplane out at Redstone Arsenal. So, I knew it was on the Arsenal. I just didn't know where it was."

  • 'We've Found Ways To Channel Our Grief'

    Sep 18, 2009

    He asked for understanding and patience. He apologized for his tissue and prepared speech, both tools he uses to help hold back his own tears. And he touched the hearts of the 650-plus employees who heard his message of sorrow, loss, bewilderment, faith, hope and love. Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy chief of staff of the G-3/5/7 at Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., told his heartbreaking story of the death of his two sons - one from suicide, the other from an improvised explosive device in Iraq - to a packed Bob Jones Auditorium and to other Redstone Arsenal employees via closed circuit television Thursday. The event was hosted by the Garrison's Employee Assistance Program in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month. "I can hardly get through this and I've done this many times," he said of his speech. "Two of my sons are dead and it is hard for me ... My sons died fighting different battles. The loss of both sons was beyond comprehension."

  • Soldiers join community celebration

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Combatives Championship held at Smith Fitness Center Sept. 18-20.

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING NEWS RELEASE - Soldiers from around the Army will fight hand-to-hand to earn first place during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship, which will be conducted at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center on Dixie Road Sept. 18-20.

  • Army Community Covenant - Angel Soldiers at Work

    Sep 18, 2009

    Giving back to the community was the overall sentiment of the Soldiers who spent most of their day at the SAMMinistries, an organization that supports the homeless in San Antonio.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Prevention Key to stopping spread of flu

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Hotline helps wounded Soldiers, Families resolve issues

    Sep 18, 2009

    Originally opened March 19, 2007, the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline continues to offer wounded and injured Soldiers and Family members a way to resolve medical issues and channel information directly to senior Army leadership in order to improve Army services for the medical needs of Soldiers and their Families. Soldiers and Families wishing to use the hotline to address issues dial 1-800-984-8523, the stateside DSN is 328-0002, and the overseas DSN is 312-328-0002.

  • Commissary imporovements make shopping easier

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Fort Sam Houston addresses suicide prevention

    Sep 18, 2009

    Fort Sam Houston Soldiers and civilians attended a suicide prevention awareness open house Sept. 15 at Army Community Service. Upon entering the auditorium attendees received a bag filled with useful information on the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, a guide to cope with deployment and combat stress and a list of phone numbers for several resources available to Soldiers and civilians. There were also representatives from several agencies from both on- and off-post on hand to answer questions and provide information on the resources available to combat suicide. Trudy Lomex shared her heart-wrenching experience of losing her son to suicide and her struggle to move past it and seek counseling. She encouraged those in the audience to talk to others.

  • Family and Friends walk to Baghdad in support of their Soldiers

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Patriot Golf Day

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Czerw, Cornyn commemorate Patriot Day, award Banker medal

    Sep 18, 2009

    Guests of the Association of the United States Army, Alamo Chapter, commemorated Patriot Day, Sept. 11, during their quarterly luncheon with a visit by U.S. Senator John Cornyn and a presentation by Maj. Gen. Russell J. Czerw, commander, Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School. During the luncheon Cornyn awarded Barbara J. Banker the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award for her work with wounded warriors and support of a multitude of programs and events at FSH.

  • MCOE to meet BRAC milestone

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will reach another milestone in its transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Oct. 1 when MG Michael Ferriter becomes the center's first commanding general and its Soldiers don the redesigned MCOE patch.

  • Two Meade seniors spend summer exploring NASA

    Sep 18, 2009

    Fort Meade High School students attended the eight-week program for rising seniors which provides on-the-job experience working under the guidance of a mentor in engineering, science or other profession at a NASA facility.

  • 55th Combat Camera Soldier receives Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation

    Sep 18, 2009

    On Sept. 1, before a crowd of family members and Combat Camera Soldiers, Maj. Dan C. Wood II, commander of Combat Camera re-presented the Purple Heart to Marcy during a ceremony at McGill Training Center. The award was accompanied by the Combat Action Badge and the Joint Service Commendation Medal as well as other gifts, such as a lifetime membership to the Veterans Of Foreign Wars.

  • 9/11 Steel beam, Rescorla statue unveiled

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The threat of rain was not enough to keep hundreds from gathering Thursday outside the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to celebrate the unveiling of the COL(R) Rick Rescorla statue and greet the arrival of a steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  • Child Development Center III receives national accreditation

    Sep 18, 2009

    The 65 staff members at Child Development Center III are "super excited and extremely proud" to receive their first national accreditation

  • MDW combatives tournament a hit

    Sep 18, 2009

    The sound of bodies slamming against a canvas mat rang through Wells Field House on Fort Belvoir as the Virginia post hosted a combatives tournament open for Soldiers in the Military District of Washington.

  • Get a skill, save a life for National Prepardeness Month

    Sep 18, 2009

    During the observation of National Preparedness Month, people are encouraged to make preparedness a priority. Becoming trained in administering the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and first aid should be at the top of the list.

  • Fort Meade staffers step back in history at Antietam

    Sep 18, 2009

    A group of installation leaders journeyed Sept. 2 to the Civil War battlefield of Antietam for what is known as a battle staff ride in which leadership teams draw lessons from the past.

  • Army atwitter as it embraces Social Media

    Sep 18, 2009

    Since the Army stood up the division in January, the unit has launched an official page on the popular social networking site Facebook while maintaining an existing presence on Web sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and other online portals. Fort Meade follows suit in May, and acceptance among Soldiers is picking up, as some become more comfortable with use.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal Offers Help in Dealing with the Housing Market Crisis

    Sep 18, 2009

    Resources are available for Soldiers, Families, and DA Civilians who are affected by the housing market crisis.

  • Detroit Arsenal Road Show Offers Door-to-Door Customer Service

    Sep 18, 2009

    Detroit Arsenal professionals travelled to the Rock Island Arsenal to help ease the transition for those employees who are relocating to Warren, MI, due to the 2005 BRAC iniatives.

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action. It is a time to reflect on their sacrifices and remember their stories.

  • Students thank parents for service to country

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - It's about service and sacrifice, and it's about gratitude," said Glenn Hughes, principal of Edward A. White Elementary School, as he opened the school's first Freedom Friday program Friday in the multipurpose room.

  • Flu shots coming to MACH

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - In the coming weeks, flu shots will be available at Martin Army Community Hospital for eligible beneficiaries. For information on the schedule, check The Bayonet and Web page at www.army.mil/benning and the Martin Army Community Hospital Web page at www.martin.amedd.army.mil. In the interim, beneficiaries may use their Tricare benefits to obtain a flu vaccination.

  • National Infantry Association awards two Doughboys

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - GEN(R) John W. Foss and CSM(R) Jimmie W. Spencer are the 2009 recipients of the Doughboy Award in recognition of their contributions to the Infantry.

  • Dexter students plant fall garden

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I just love gardening," said 6-year-old Parker Boone, after pulling weeds from his classroom garden Friday at Dexter Elementary School.

  • New services, renewed commitment to Army families

    Sep 17, 2009

    Fort Benning introduced community members to the new $7 million School Age Services Center during a grand opening Wednesday, while post leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Soldiers and their families by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • Pathfinders deliver the goods at rodeo

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Forget roping a steer, when the students of Fort Benning's Pathfinder course head out for a rodeo, they aren't referring to a sport but rather the safest, fastest method of resupply currently available.

  • Volunteers make care packages for deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley and Davis Broadcasting packed more than 50 care packages Friday at the National Infantry Museum to ship to Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Belvoir honors victims, heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    The Fort Belvoir community honored the more than 2,900 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Friday during a memorial service at the Community Club.

  • Students and Soldiers team up for Sept. 11 ceremony

    Sep 17, 2009

    Students and teachers from nearby Woodlawn Elementary School welcomed Soldiers from Fort Belvoir Friday for a special ceremony marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Brooks overjoyed to be back at Belvoir

    Sep 17, 2009

    Brooks, an Atlanta native, arrived on post in August after serving as deputy garrison commander at Walter Reed Army Medical Center since 2006. A retired Army Chemical Corps colonel, Brooks spent 31 years in a number of command and staff positions, including as commander of a nuclear weapons storage site in Germany around the time the Berlin Wall was torn down. He officially retired from active-duty service the same year he started working at Walter Reed.

  • Stewart-Hunter, local leaders join first responders to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 17, 2009

    More than 1,000 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Family Members, along with community leaders joined first responders to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Freedom Walk, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

  • 'We Have Air Force Here''

    Sep 17, 2009

    When the Air Force was established in 1947, one of the main requirements to its division from the Army was that it would provide close air support and weather forecasting for the Army. Fast forward to Sept. 18, 2009, and the 62nd birthday of the Air Force, and they are still providing that service, along with intelligence surveillance reconnaissance,s to the Army. In fact, the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Wright Army Airfield, has been attached to Fort Stewart since 1972.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Own 'Renaissance Man'

    Sep 17, 2009

    In addition to his S1 duties, Major James Galluzzo finds time to be a coach, pilot, magician, father and more

  • Welcome home 135th QM Co!

    Sep 17, 2009

    Nearly 200 Soldiers from the 135th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade arrived home after a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sept. 14.

  • Showcase Keeps Stewart-Hunter Community In the Know

    Sep 17, 2009

    Sharing information about upcoming events and activities was part of the goal at the 2009 Fall Regional Information Sharing Forum and Community Showcase at Club Stewart, Sept. 9 and at Hunter Army Airfield, Sept. 10.

  • Marne CSM remembers 9/11 with Claxton community

    Sep 17, 2009

    On Sept.11, 2001, our nation's capital and our nation's largest city were attacked. Another attack was thwarted by passengers of an airplane that crashed in western Pennsylvania. While the acts were in the centers of America's power or intended to attack it's centers of power, their devastation was felt all over America, including Claxton, Ga., the fruitcake capital of the world. The town chose to honor the victims of the attacks and the servicemembers who have been sent overseas to capture those responsible. The town held its 8th annual Patriot Day Service of Rememberance, Sept. 11 at Evans County Courthouse in Claxton, Ga.

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