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  • Organization reaches out to make Thanksgiving a celebration for local military families in need

    Nov 24, 2009

    For the past 20 years members of a local veterans' organization have been gathering before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to put together holiday packages for local families of veterans and deployed service members.

  • Fort Eustis celebrates covenant renewal with food, fun

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (November 24, 2009) -- Fort Eustis leadership reaffirmed its commitment to Army families with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony at the Fort Eustis Club Nov. 18.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association celebrated the achievements of their namesakes at the San Antonio National Cemetery Veterans Day, Nov. 11 in their vintage blue and yellow uniforms. The gathering has been an annual event for the last ten years at the National Cemetery honoring the 281 Buffalo Soldiers interred there.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Fort Sill honors Family of the Year

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Maj. Thomas Caldwell and his family were recognized in a ceremony Wednesday at the Patriot Club for being named Fort Sill's Family of the Year. Caldwell, executive officer with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, his wife Almarie, daughters Shatondra and Ambria and son Thomas, Jr., won the award out of more than 40 families nominated.

  • Defender Six: Remember safety, deployed Soldiers during Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C - Each November, Americans gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy as citizens of this great land.

  • Corps of Engineers builds facilities for 'Warriors in Transition' at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2009

    New barracks and facilities will benefit Warriors in Transition program that helps injured Soldiers returning from conflicts overseas.

  • HIRED! program allows teen to learn more about childcare

    Nov 24, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A sophomore home school student is gaining experience supervising children by working mornings at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center's technology lab.A sophomore home school student is gaining experience supervising children by working mornings at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center's technology lab.

  • APG NCO has lead in local production of 'Rent'

    Nov 24, 2009

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground noncommissioned officer from the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band is currently a lead in the Havre de Grace community theater production of the rock musical "Rent."

  • CBRNE Command remembers one of their own

    Nov 24, 2009

    Family members, fellow Soldiers and civilians from the 20th Support Command (CBRNE) solemnly gathered at the Edgewood Chapel Nov. 5 to honor the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Preciado.

  • Company E 16th discontinues in accordance with BRAC requirements

    Nov 24, 2009

    After more than 19 years of training ordnance officers, warrant officers and international students on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Company E, 16th Ordnance Battalion conducted a discontinuance ceremony in accordance with mission requirements under base realignment and closure. The ceremony was held in the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center Oct. 16.

  • JPED Soldiers talk to SJA students in honor of Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Joint Personal Effects Depot visited Saint Joan of Arc School to speak to students on Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • OMMS Soldiers 'stay with the team' during mass re-enlistment

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Renovated Housing Referral Office focuses on newcomer needs

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - By keeping the focus on newcomer needs, in-processing just got a little easier with the official opening of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's recently renovated Housing Referral Office. Led by Schinnen commander, Lt. Col. Fern O. Sumpter, members of the garrison gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nov. 23.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • U.S. Army, Dutch share Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Dutch Ministry of Defense employees, who comprise two-thirds of the USAG Schinnen workforce, were treated by U.S. Department of Defense Soldiers, Civilians and Volunteers to a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal at the garrison's Activity Center Nov. 24. Participants were treated to an abundance of traditional American Thanksgiving cuisine and were accompanied by a Thanksgiving melody of songs, the reading of a Thanksgiving poem, and musical entertainment during the meal by NATO's Jazz Messengers. Ideas for such an event were first presented at a strategic planning conference two years ago, leading a team to develop an action plan of events to reinforce cultural exchange and camaraderie among the garrison workforce. USAG Schinnen, the only U.S. Army garrison in the Netherlands, provides base operations support to international military communities across northern Germany, eastern Belgium, and the Netherlands.

  • Czechs forge friendships with US veterans

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - This year the Czech town of Rokycany held its 20th anniversary celebration, centered around their Veterans of Foreign Wars friends who travel here from all over the globe to share memories of World War II Nazi liberation, the fall of the infamous Iron Curtain, and the current peace they have enjoyed with their American friends in the times since.

  • Travel safely, come home healthy

    Nov 24, 2009

    With the holiday season about to start, Fort Jackson officials are zeroing in on efforts to ensure that all members of the Fort Jackson family stay safe on the road.

  • Grafenwoehr Elementary students stop to reflect, break down the Berlin wall

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, Nov. 9. The Berlin Wall, built on Aug. 13, 1961, served as a border between East and West Berlin and was a symbol of the Cold War. At 96 miles long and approximately 12 feet tall, it separated families, friends and countrymen.

  • Summer surge plans take shape

    Nov 24, 2009

    Leaders from Fort Jackson and the U.S Army Reserve's 108th Training Command (IET), 98th and 104th Training Divisions (IET), met Saturday for the annual Active Component/Reserve Component Conference to decide the best strategy to incorporate reserve units within active component units for the upcoming year's influx of Soldiers.

  • Soto: 'Strive for your goals'

    Nov 24, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Lisa Soto said she has had the pleasure of working with some great leaders, and those relationships have motivated her as a Soldier.

  • Towering over the competition: 12 chefs rise to top, will represent USAREUR at Armywide culinary com

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - After more than a week of slicing, dicing, simmering and sautAfAing, 12 Soldier-chefs emerged as the cream of the U.S. Army Europe Culinary Arts crop, Nov. 19. In February, the team will compete in the 34th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. More than 30 competitors from six major garrisons vied for the coveted 12 slots, but the trail-by-fire competitions, which ran Nov. 5-13, were no cakewalk.

  • Native American spirit soars at luncheon

    Nov 24, 2009

    Nearly 200 Fort Jackson Soldiers watched last week as members from local Native American tribes shared traditional dance and music, explained their culture and described the many contributions Native Americans have made to the military throughout history.

  • Meal delivers taste of home to Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2009

    By this time Wednesday, employees at post dining facilities will have spent the better part of this week and last preparing nearly 7,000 pounds of turkey, 4,000 pounds of ham, 1,400 pounds of shrimp and 1,500 pies.

  • Grafenwoehr leaders stress it's OK to seek help

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has recently experienced a spike in those taking their own lives, and leaders in the community met to tackle this complex issue Nov. 13. At the meeting, Garrison Commander Col. Chris Sorenson, along with chaplains, commanders of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and medical and behavioral health personnel focused on ways to erase the stigma associated with seeking mental help, and to identify and remove potential barriers to obtaining treatment.

  • Jammed up: Post leaders take on traffic troubles

    Nov 24, 2009

    Getting to work in the morning can be a time-consuming ordeal for Fort Jackson commuters. Rush hour traffic backups outside the installation's gates have prompted post officials to analyze what causes the problems.

  • CFC officials aim to reach goal as deadline nears

    Nov 24, 2009

    There is still time to donate to your favorite cause through Fort Jackson's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Army wife wins 'Rising Star'

    Nov 23, 2009

    Lisa Pratt, an Army wife from Fort Carson, Colo., was selected Nov. 20 as winner of the Operation Rising Star singing contest. The runner-up was Capt. Donald Williamson, an Army chaplain serving in Germany.

  • Can commercial industry quench the Army's thirst for connectivity'

    Nov 23, 2009

    NEW YORK -- As troops continue to deploy to diverse theatres such as Afghanistan where existing communications infrastructure is limited, the Army's demand for connectivity continues to grow. Commercial companies can be a part of the solution.

  • Army Community Service helps send aid to Afghans

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - For the second-ever Make a Difference Day service project at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, community members donated their time to help people miles away by focusing on a cause that hits very close to home. After gathering donations for weeks, volunteers of all ages spent part of their Saturday, Oct. 24, at Army Community Service packing boxes filled with toiletries, hardware supplies and sports equipment to send to men, women and children in Afghanistan.

  • Leaders re-sign Covenant at Hohenfels

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Senior leaders from the Joint National Training Command, Joint Multinational Readiness Center and U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels renewed the Army's commitment to taking care of Soldiers and families when they re-signed the Army Family Covenant at USAG Hohenfels.

  • Warner Barracks honors its veterans

    Nov 23, 2009

  • Army employee's efforts help restore young German leukemia victim's health

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- For 102nd Signal Battalion telephone technician Alexander Weber-Fetscher, June 22, 2007, will be remembered as the day he welcomed a new life into the world and helped save another one.

  • Fall of the Wall remembered as 'thanksgiving'

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- On my way home from work on Nov. 9, I bought a German newspaper to remember my experiences as an East German teenager and to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall some two decades ago.

  • History through native eyes

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden employees paused to remember the original inhabitants of the continent that today is known as North America during a lunch and learn workshop Nov. 3.

  • Warrior in transition finds success as Army civilian

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Former Army Capt. Erik Stewart characterized his time in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley as long. Stewart was in the WTB for about 16 months, and he advises other warriors in transition not to rush the process.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers steal show

    Nov 20, 2009

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Soldiers provided a large turnout, even providing an appearance from Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. Many enjoyed a field-level view of the game and Veterans Day-themed ceremonies.

  • 101st AirborneDivision HQ trains for next deployment

    Nov 20, 2009

    Unlike the division's brigade combat teams and many other Army units, the headquarters element that resides in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, has a very different mission. This mission calls for different training that is performed in two segments: Eagle Talon, which ran Tuesday through Thursday, and Unified Endeavour, scheduled for the last week of January and the first week of February.

  • NCR looks to Marine Forces as vital component

    Nov 20, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst and members of his JFHQ-NCR and MDW staff gained an on-site review of Marine Corps programs and facilities that figure in ongoing joint plans and exercises for the National Capital Region Thursday at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • Sense Of Hope, Sense Of Honor

    Nov 20, 2009

    First impressions can be lasting ones. And, for a group of 36 wounded warriors, their impressions of Huntsville and North Alabama - its hospitality, the beautiful fall weather, the fun events, the people - will be among their happiest memories for a long time to come. Thanks to the Semper Fi Community Task Force, the local community once again rolled out the red carpet for a group of Soldiers and Marines, and their spouses, who have made tremendous sacrifices for the nation. Heroes Week is in its third year of welcoming wounded warriors to North Alabama for events leading up to and including Huntsville's Veterans Day Parade. "You can tell there's been a lot of effort put into planning this for us," said Army Sgt. 1st Class Landon Ranker during an interview in the lobby of the Westin Hotel, where the group stayed during their visit. "There's a lot behind it. There are a lot of contributions and a lot of people who have made this an overwhelming force of appreciation and thank you. The fact that they are doing this for us is incredible." Besides all the work that many volunteers put into Heroes Week, Marine Staff Sgt. Francisco "Frankie" Quintero said the setting - North Alabama's mountains and lakes, its fall foliage and the scenic attractions - combined with the hospitable people to make it a visit to remember. "I love it here," he said. "It's beautiful. This is my first time in Alabama. The scenery and the people are just wonderful."

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field. Helmick, along with his wife, Melissa, sat next to U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Charles C. Campbell during the ceremony, who placed him in command of the Army's largest warfighting force.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates National American Heritage Month

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fort Bragg paid tribute to the history of those code talkers and all Native American servicemembers Wednesday at the Officers' Club. The installation held its 2009 National American Indian Heritage Month Observance in a themed recognition titled "Understanding Native American Heritage Now and Then."

  • Board helps children get 'back on track'

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - When a good child makes bad decisions, Fort Bragg's Juvenile Rehabilitation Board can help parents educate and reform the child's behavior.

  • Staff has say in care

    Nov 20, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center rolled out the first phase of a new program called Relationship Based Care. The program is a model of a care designed to give the staff of a hospital section input on how it will provide care to patients.

  • Fort Bragg youngsters celebrate reading at picnic

    Nov 20, 2009

    Just beyond the John L. Throckmorton Library on Randolph Street lies a quiet and secluded grove, perfect for a late Saturday afternoon picnic with only a blanket and your favorite book in hand. In celebration of National Children's Book Month, Families gathered here Saturday for Picnic in the Grove presented by the library.

  • Artist uses talent to honor pilot

    Nov 20, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, 38, died in Afghanistan in May, but his story will forever be remembered thanks to the artistic efforts of Alison Boyle. Cole, from Preston County, W.V., was an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. During an aerial mission over Afghanistan, one of his helicopter's engines failed, forcing Cole to crash land.

  • Fayetteville Cares sends care packages to deployed Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fayetteville Cares sent 10,000 care packages to deployed Soldiers and Airmen Saturday in a project dubbed Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer, a project initiated by the nonprofit Fayetteville Cares, brought more than 600 volunteers to the Crown Expo Center Wednesday to Friday and is estimated to have cost nearly $500,000, said Joanne Chavonne, co-chairwoman of Fayetteville Cares.

  • First Army celebrates Native American Heritage

    Nov 20, 2009

    Musical duo The Blessed Blend, consisting of a husband and wife, Joseph and Laralyn Riverwind, performed using Native American musical instruments during the First Army Native American Heritage program at Fort Gillem Nov. 13. The team used their instruments to create a Celtic and Native American blend of music that still thrives in indigenous cultures.

  • Training at Fort Bragg simulates real experiences

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Realistic training teaches Soldiers lifesaving skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    When a Soldier is injured and requires immediate medical care, a trained medic may not always be nearby. To serve as first responders, some Soldiers undergo combat lifesaver training to learn the medical skills necessary to treat wounds, stop bleeding and prevent shock. Soldiers learn these skills during a four-day course containing 40 hours of training from combat medics at Fort Bragg's Medical Simulation Training Center off of Lamont Road.

  • Soldiers gather food for needy

    Nov 20, 2009

    Taking a break from performing music and general Soldier duties, horn player Spec. Andrew Dykes (left) and trombonist Spec. Bob Hall help collect food for the less fortunate as part of the Army Ground Forces Band's efforts to conduct a food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. The Food Bank distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

  • 173rd Soldiers come together at Airborne and Special Operations Museum

    Nov 20, 2009

    A crowd of former Soldiers whose service spans more than half of a century came together to honor the 173rd Airborne Brigade's storied history Nov. 8, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Executive Director of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, Paul Galloway, viewed the get-together as part of the museum's extended welcome to the brigade, which it currently features in its special exhibit, The 173rd Airborne Brigade: The Legend Continues.

  • Parkview High School students send care packages

    Nov 20, 2009

    These teenagers may be the business leaders of America's tomorrow, but today they are just high school students trying to show their support for American Soldiers. To show that support, the Parkview High School Future Business Leaders of America members collected more than 1,000 different items to send to deployed Soldiers. Items included snacks; hygiene products, like deodorants, toothpastes and wetwipes; magazines and drink mixes.

  • Leading the pack by walking the distance

    Nov 20, 2009

    Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but two women on Fort McPherson are more attached to man's best friend. Donna Schmack-Rose, an information management officer for G-2/G-6, at U.S. Army Forces Command, and Evelyn White, a special security officer for G-2 at FORSCOM, have both developed special places in their hearts for the furry, four-legged friends known as dogs.

  • Medal of Honor recipient still lives by Soldier creed

    Nov 20, 2009

    Story and images to illustrate the Fort Knox Veterans Day ceremony that featured Medal of Honor recipient Ernie West

  • Transportation fair to be held Monday

    Nov 20, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center will hold a transportation fair on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Weaver Auditorium. The fair is open to the public and will provide information on high-occupancy-vehicle commuting and the Army's Mass Transit Benefit Program.

  • Army recognizing service of Native Americans

    Nov 20, 2009

    Native American contributions to U.S. war efforts have long been part of military history and commands across the Army are recognizing this during National Native American Heritage Month.

  • Soldiers graduate from qualification courses

    Nov 20, 2009

    The 173 Soldiers who joined the Army special operations community were left with two messages before joining their units: they have an important job ahead of them, and the noncommissioned officers in their ranks will be entrusted with greater responsibility than at any time in their careers. The graduates for the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Qualifications Courses will be assigned to the Army's only active-duty units for their respective branches - the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade and the 4th Psychological Operations Group.

  • Fort Bragg officials bring awareness in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

    Nov 20, 2009

    What would you do if the shooting that occurred at Fort Hood happened within the gates of Fort Bragg' Would you know how to react' Do you know how to remain safe' Post officials have raised safety awareness to address the possibility of this type of incident occurring at Fort Bragg, by focusing on the incident and encouraging residents to become more vigilant.

  • Fort Monmouth police train for swift response to shooting rampage scenario

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Monmouth Police Department received specialized training in "active shooter response" that is designed to deal with a situation such as the Fort Hood tragedy Nov. 5 in which 13 persons died and dozens were injured.

  • Program recognizes excellence in the Fort Benning community

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - During a shopping trip with his wife back in July, shortly after taking command of Fort Benning, MG Michael Ferriter met Douglas Mack, an employee at the AAFES Power Zone in the PX. Mack didn't recognize the new post commander. If he had, Ferriter is fairly certain it wouldn't have made a bit of difference.

  • 14th Transportation Soldiers vie for top spot in 'Warrior Challenge'

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers from Camp Darby, Vicenza and Aviano took part in the second 14th Transportation Battalion Warrior Challenge at Camp Darby, Italy on Nov. 20. The nine teams started at 3 a.m. with no breaks between events and beefed up challenges, according Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Runnels, 14th TRANS Command Sgt. Maj.

  • WTB Soldiers embark on Olympic torch run

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 20 runners from the Warrior Transition Battalion embarked on a journey last week on Fort Benning, Ga., to run an Olympic torch six miles across post.

  • Junior shooters from around nation sharpen skills at USAMU camp

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning Nov. 6-8 as the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Action Shooting team hosted a junior camp at Krilling Range. With two national champions, a two-time international sniper champion and a previous attendee at the camp among the instructors, the opportunity to learn from the best was a chance 48 of the top up-and-comers in action shooting couldn't pass up.

  • Army combatives program changes lesson plan

    Nov 20, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combatives School has adopted a new teaching plan to take lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and build more effective close-quarters fighters.

  • 'Giving blood saves lives'

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Without blood donations from the American Red Cross, SSG(R) Vernon and Dr. Cheryl Swanier would have lost three of their four children.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Make it six in a row for the Air Force. Air Force punctuated another dominant run in the Armed Forces Rugby Championship by beating Army 34-0 in Friday's title match at Stewart-Watson Field. In five tournament games, Air Force outscored its opposition a whopping 226-3.

  • Students 'race against the clock' in field

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Rustling leaves and snapping twigs was what gave away the squad of Soldiers moving through the forest. It was just enough warning for the two Soldiers posing as members of a terrorist bomb-making cell to take cover behind trees and prepare for the attack.

  • 6-52 AMD BN Soldiers visit the orphanage: "The House that Develops Dreams"

    Nov 20, 2009

    Approximately 80 Soldiers and Families from 6th Battalion 52nd AMD BN made their highly anticipated trip to The House that Develops Dreams, the largest orphanage in Suwon City on Nov. 14. The House that Develops Dreams orphanage has about 95 students between the ages of first grade through high school; most have spent their entire lives there. Most of the teachers grew up at the orphanage and have returned after earning a degree in education. The Soldiers and families that went on Saturday took donations of toys and toothbrushes. The concept of the toothbrush was developed with the idea that as each of the students use the toothbrush day and night, they will be able to remember the Soldiers that brought it for them.

  • 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Perimeter Defense Force prepares to fight and win tonight

    Nov 19, 2009

    The 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Perimeter Defense Force recently completed a series of exercises that will increase their combat readiness and provide they war fighting skills they need to defend USAG Humphreys. During the exercises the battalion's noncommissioned officers led a heavy caliber weapon's range at the Republic of Korea Army's Jungpyung Range. Soldiers trained to fire both the MK-19, 40mm Grenade Launcher and the M249, 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon. Despite the seasonal fog, Soldiers conducted safe and successful weapons training that led to the 100 percent qualification of all Soldiers on the 3rd MI Battalion (AE) PDF.

  • 715th MI Bn Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 19, 2009

    Kunia, Hawaii- Private First Class Samuel Najac, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion (Right) is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Command Sergeant Major Gerardus Wykoff, Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps (Middle). Najac ignored is own injures after a head on collision and rescued a fellow Soldier from his burning vehicle December 20, 2008. Command Sergeant Major Dan McCraw, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, is seen on the left.

  • Secretary McHugh impressed by visit to National Training Center

    Nov 19, 2009

    The last time Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Irwin, Calif., and the National Training Center, things were different both for McHugh and the installation.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 19, 2009

    Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association celebrated the achievements of their namesakes at the San Antonio National Cemetery Veterans Day, Nov. 11 in their vintage blue and yellow uniforms. The gathering has been an annual event for the last ten years at the National Cemetery honoring the 281 Buffalo Soldiers interred there. The original site, part of San Antonio's burial ground, was donated to the U.S. government by the city in 1867. Although the original deed was misplaced and the transfer never recorded, a new deed was executed in 1871 of approximately 1.89 acres.

  • 'Forging Sabre' helps develop ties with allies

    Nov 19, 2009

    As Singaporean F-16s and Apache helicopter pilots completed their integrated live fire passes near Thompson Tower, Tuesday, the relief of completing exercise Forging Sabre was evident in the hand shakes, group photos and congratulations shared by all participants.

  • Singaporean air, ground forces train on Fort Sill ranges with U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2009

    Singaporean air force jets and attack helicopters made their last integrated live fire passes near Fort Sill's Thompson Tower on Tuesday to finish this year's Forging Sabre exercise.

  • Soldiers train to fight through the fog of war

    Nov 19, 2009

    A possible weapons cache, reported earlier by intelligence sources, has been confirmed in the building immediately in front of his squad.

  • Historic post supports future leaders' historic win

    Nov 19, 2009

    In the cool, autumn mornings at the Watervliet Arsenal when most folks and machines were asleep, 10 of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs future leaders were hard at work. In and about hallowed land and buildings whose rich history date back to 1813, cadets from the local Siena College ROTC program silently trained. The Arsenal is well known for its manufacturing of cannons, mortars, and artillery pieces for the U.S. military, but not for providing the training ground for future leaders Aca,!aEURc until now.

  • New Stewart Lanes Open for Business

    Nov 19, 2009

    The temperature outside was in the chilly mid-50s and, for a few minutes, a fine but noticeable mist fell on participants and spectators at the Grand Opening of the Stewart Lanes Bowling Center, Nov. 12.

  • Turkey Shoot Brings Out Novice, Seasoned Shooters

    Nov 19, 2009

    Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and their guests gathered in a cool, misty rain at Fort Stewart's Skeet Range for a traditional turkey shoot, starting at 4 p.m., Nov. 12. The competition also included a trap shoot and a paintball competition.

  • Live-fire Training Readies 3/7 Inf

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Pulaski students Salute Veterans

    Nov 19, 2009

    tudents from Pulaski Elementary School, located just outside the gates of Hunter Army Airfield, were excited as they filed into the school auditorium for the Veterans Day program, Nov. 12. Many would be part of the one-hour event sponsored by "Operation Caring Classroom," a nation-wide program organized by the Armed Forces Foundation to teach children about Veterans Day.

  • Massing of the Colors Honors the Flag

    Nov 19, 2009

    About 500 men, women and children attended the Massing of the Colors ceremony, at Savannah Christian Church, Nov. 15. The patriotic event included a procession of flags representing each branch of the military, along with flags from veteran, scouting and civic organizations.

  • Cadet media training takes many forms

    Nov 19, 2009

    Seventeen cadets knew the front page news of the New York Times well before it was delivered to their barracks Nov. 10. On Nov. 9, these cadets, currently enrolled in the Defense and Strategic Studies elective--MS350 Military Communication-were granted special access to the Times' Page One meeting where they watched and listened to various editors pitch stories in hopes the executive editor would grant their stories front page honors.

  • Belvoir recognized for contributions to regional tennis organization

    Nov 19, 2009

    Gloria Dean, Northern Virginia Family Enrichment Program director, and Marny Malin, Belvoir Eagle photographer, were recognized for their contributions to the United States Tennis Association's Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Belvoir, Mount Vernon-Lee sign Covenant

    Nov 19, 2009

    Local officials, Soldiers and members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce united on Friday morning to honor our nation's heroes and sign the Army Community Covenant - a declaration stating the longstanding partnership between the U.S. Army and surrounding community.

  • Stewart-Hunter leaders deal with hostage situations during IFPEX

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leaders learned how to best deal with several possible crisis situations during the Installation Force Protection Exercise conducted at Stewart's Crisis Management Center, Nov. 9-10.

  • West Point celebrates 25th anniversary of Jewish Chapel openin

    Nov 19, 2009

    Jewish cadet roots at the U.S. Military Academy stem back to the first graduating class in 1802, when Simon Magruder Levy of Baltimore finished second in the class. Since Levy's graduation, more than 900 Jewish cadets have matriculated from the grounds of West Point, while countless others have participated in the cadets' education in and out of the classroom.

  • Belvoir shows appreciation for post's military families

    Nov 19, 2009

  • West Point raises more than $14,000 for CFC in ruck march

    Nov 19, 2009

    While Veterans Day is traditionally a day of ceremonies to honor those who have served and are serving in the nation's military, 1,030 members of the West Point community joined in a 12-mile ruck march to raise money for veterans projects supported through the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Red Hawk delivers powerful message during American Indian heritage celebration

    Nov 19, 2009

    Growing up as a member of the Cherokee Indian Nation, Chief Red Iron Hawk was taught about life by his elders, according to his Native American culture.

  • Redeeming the Chancellorsville scapegoats

    Nov 19, 2009

    Not many people have the opportunity to rewrite history. Christian B. Keller, an associate professor of history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Belvoir, recently did just that.

  • Luncheon celebrates 2009 - Year of the NCO

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Belvoir, Va., NCOs and their families gathered at the Community Center to celebrate the closing of the Army's Year of the NCO.

  • Belvoir Elementary earns Gold Star status

    Nov 19, 2009

    Congressman Jim Moran visited Fort Belvoir Elementary School Friday morning to congratulate students on becoming recognized as a Gold Star School by the Armed Forces Foundation.

  • Mountain Post focuses on military Families

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted different activities saluting military Families during Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 14-19.

  • Denver Broncos honor military community

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Denver Broncos saluted the US military in a special halftime ceremony Nov. 9.

  • Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary receives gold star

    Nov 19, 2009

    Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet came to Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary School to be part of the presentation of an Operation Caring Classroom Gold Star School award.

  • Battle Buddies Re-enlist to Serve Together

    Nov 19, 2009

    Amidst the work indoors and the sand outdoors, Soldiers have a lot to contend with while they are deployed in Iraq. Yet in an oasis of calm, in a shaded break-area filled with palm trees and a mellow atmosphere, two battle buddies, Spc. Roy Beatty and Spc. Nicholas Burnett, chose to re-enlist at a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Nov. 12, so that they can continue to serve together., this time in Germany.

  • Spartans Relieve 1st Cav Div, Begin Mission

    Nov 19, 2009

    New surroundings, new sounds, and a totally new environment may be enough to deter some from adapting; but according to Lt. Col. Bryan Luke, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding officer, Spartan Soldiers have not only adapted, they are ready to hit the ground running.

  • Family, friends, community mourn fallen Soldier

    Nov 19, 2009

    Friends remember Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, 32, of Evans, Ga., was one of the 13 killed in the shooting incident at Fort Hood Nov. 5.

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