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  • PAIO conference develops strategic goals to sustain USAG-HI

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Most days of the year, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) leadership spends its time ensuring that quality services are provided to Soldiers and families.

  • Pililaau: A hero's legacy lives on at local Army recreation facility

    Aug 21, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The gentle waves and pristine white sandy beach, combed by the soft winds and Hawaiian scents of Oahu's sunny Leeward coast, were integral parts of one young Soldier's upbringing.

  • Oahu North, South spouses' clubs hosting 'Super Sign-Ups'

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Hui O' Wahine club at Fort Shafter and its sister club, the Hui O' Na Wahine at Schofield Barracks are looking for new members during two "Super Sign-Up" events, here, Aug. 26 and 31.

  • PTA command sergeant major takes on new challenges

    Aug 21, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Pohakuloa garrison command sergeant major is taking on new challenges and getting to know the civilian employees and military operations at the Pacific region's premier training area, the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Wolfhound families open homes to orphans

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Four children from the Holy Family Home orphanage in Osaka, Japan, spent 10 days soaking in American and Hawaiian hospitality with families from the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds."

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Fires Center of Excellence has patching ceremony

    Aug 21, 2009

    The HQ detachment of the FCOE has a patching ceremony

  • Sky's the Limit for Youth Education on Post

    Aug 21, 2009

    While everyone knows the opportunities the Army offers its Soldiers, civilians and contractors in their careers, they may not realize the opportunities it offers for the children to learn and explore their interests. The SKIESUnlimited program offers fun and educational classes for Team Redstone's youngest members. Currently, the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited offers three continual programs. Kids from as young as 3 can take weekly classes in piano, Taekwondo or choose from dance, cheerleading and gymnastics offerings. All classes are taught by instructors who express their enthusiasm for the youngsters. "I do this because I love it," Taekwondo master Jeffrey Davis said. "Some of these kids came to me at 7 or 8 and now they're getting ready to go off to college. It's fantastic to watch them grow into who they are going to be."

  • West Point cadets and staff take EMT-Basic course

    Aug 21, 2009

    In July, about 45 West Point cadets and at least one active duty Soldier began learning how to save lives on the battlefield beyond combat lifesaver and Soldier first responder techniques during an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification class.

  • Hawaii Hi-Lo

    Aug 21, 2009

  • A Day in the life of the West Point Band

    Aug 21, 2009

    Army home football games, reviews on the Plain, meal formations and hops have a couple of things in common. Cadets is the obvious first answer but also, the efforts of the West Point Band.

  • Ushering in a New Era of Testing at Redstone

    Aug 21, 2009

    Missile and aviation testing will make history simultaneously at Redstone Arsenal this week. Two Army organizations well-known for providing the best testing of weapon systems used in theater will merge on Thursday to become the Army's premier testing facility. The Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, formerly of Fort Rucker, will merge to become the Redstone Test Center at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium. In addition, a groundbreaking for new RTC facilities will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Redstone Airfield. Both RTTC and ATTC were formed in the 1950s, with RTTC charged with the testing of missile, aviation and sensor systems, subsystems and components while ATTC - in various organizational forms throughout the years - was charged with testing the airworthiness and safety qualifications of aircraft and related aviation equipment.

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • West Point staff sergeant rescues children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Matthews, information technology specialist for the Information and Education Technology Division here, didn't think he would end up a hero during an intramural softball game July 13, but it turns out he was.

  • General Officers on Target in Missile Firing

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large crowd gathered Aug. 10 to witness the star-studded firing of two Javelin missiles. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles and program executive officer for missiles and space Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco each fired a Javelin missile as part of the normally scheduled Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program testing. The general officers demonstrated confidence in not only the Javelin weapon system and training program, but also the SRP. The Javelin SRP was designed to provide the data needed to assure the Javelin missile maintains the expected performance, reliability and safety for the duration of its use in the field.

  • Black Hawk Helicopter Headed for the Border

    Aug 21, 2009

    The two members of the official party exchanged handshakes and passed the log book and keys between them. This moment signified the official transfer of a UH-60M from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. The delivery marked the first UH-60M aircraft to enter service for the CBP which currently utilizes UH-60A aircraft to protect this nation's borders. The CBP will take delivery of four UH-60M aircraft by July 2010. This state-of-the-art helicopter will allow the CBP to modernize its rotary wing fleet and better achieve its agency mission requirements. The aircraft will be used to provide mobility and communication for CBP agents along the United States borders and between official ports of entry.

  • Honor Flight Extra Special for Brotherly Veterans

    Aug 21, 2009

    Like all the other veterans making the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 29, Joe Costello of Huntsville is looking forward to visiting with other veterans and seeing the World War II memorial. "I hope to see some of my friends that I knew in the service," he said. "It will be an honor to see the World War II memorial and the changing of the guard (at Arlington Cemetery). I will be proud to see the names inscribed on the World War II memorial because I know they are the ones who are heroes, the ones who died." Yet, his trip has become even more special with the addition of a much-loved companion.

  • Native Son of Redstone and Member of Work Force

    Aug 21, 2009

    Ward Stirling didn't realize until recently that he may be one of a kind. The Redstone worker was born on post. Stirling was born Sept. 9, 1970 in building 112, which served as the hospital here until Fox Army Hospital opened in 1978. He's a system administrator III for the AMCOM Command Group. "In the 30 years that Mike (Baker) has been around as historian we have met maybe less than five people born on the installation who moved away," Claus Martel, a historian in the Aviation and Missile Command's Historical Office, said. "I can think of no other person that's working here that's 40 years old (or younger) that was born on Redstone Arsenal."

  • Summer Employment Benefits Garrison, Students

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Garrison is at a critical point. Of its government employees, 28 percent are eligible for retirement, and many more will be eligible within the next few years. Due to the aging work force, preparations must be made for the future. The mission of the Garrison is to "continuously (provide) superior installation operations support and quality of life to enable Team Redstone's mission success." Besides the aging work force, Base Realignment and Closure will require more employees in order to accomplish this mission.

  • Drivers gain sobering insight behind the wheel at Save-A-Life

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Jazz Ambassadors celebrate 40th anniversary at concert

    Aug 21, 2009

    Two-year-old Grace Kiamie danced to the swing and rhythms of the Jazz Ambassadors, the U.S. Army Field Band's premier big band, during the group's 40th anniversary concert Saturday evening outside the Fort Meade Pavilion.

  • Newest Addition to Security Assistance Command

    Aug 21, 2009

    As more of their staff is relocated or hired in, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is seeing their team come together at Redstone. Their newest member, Col. Gwendolyn Roland, is the director of regional operations for four of the organization's six global areas. She took over the position Aug 4. Roland's military career has spanned 23 years. During that time, she served all over the world. Her years of experience in ordnance, maintenance and forward support landed her an assignment as the security assistance officer to the Office of Military Cooperation in Egypt in 2003. Her time there, coupled with her field experience, gives her a unique perspective on what it is that USASAC does.

  • Topping-Off marks DISA milestone

    Aug 21, 2009

    Dozens of people craned their necks to watch as a piece of metal weighing more than half a ton swung through the air. They let loose a round of applause and whoops as the beam came to rest in the frame of one building in the Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex.

  • Retiring Worker Recalls Career of Opportunities

    Aug 21, 2009

    Pat Cross has gone from telephone operator to motor vehicle operator to administrative assistant in her 35 years of employment with the Department of Defense. And, along the way, she has ridden in a Huey helicopter and a tank, taken a maiden dependent voyage on the U.S.S. Aubrey Fitch, and helped make a difference as a member of the Civilian Welfare Fund Council and an executive with the Combined Federal Campaign. She has also managed to break through a few glass ceilings that, at the time, she didn't even know were there. "My dad was retired civil service, so working as a civil servant just seemed the natural thing for me to do," she said.

  • Huntsville Native Joins Senior Executive Service

    Aug 21, 2009

    Family, friends, colleagues and fellow members of Team Redstone gathered in Bob Jones Auditorium to share in the experience and bear witness as Steve Cornelius, associate director for missile development at Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, who officiated the ceremony, spoke of Cornelius' selection to the SES, and his dedication to Team Redstone and, most important, to the Soldier. "We got it right with this guy. I've been doing this thing in the Army for about 34 years and every once in a while I know what right looks like. It's about building a team and being able to make things better. It's about what we can do for others. This guy is made of gold. His heart is huge. These are the type of people we want to sustain the great work force that we have now and actually take it to the next level," Myles said.

  • Running Support

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Customer Service Survey Opens Next Week

    Aug 21, 2009

    Customers who live, work or do business at Redstone Arsenal will have an opportunity Aug. 24 through Sept. 18 to provide detailed feedback on all of the post's services. The 2009 annual Customer Service Assessment, which falls under Customer Management Services, is the Installation Management Command's annual Armywide program for collecting customer feedback and using the data to evaluate and improve the delivery of installation programs and services. The assessment is intended to answer the all important question affecting resource allocation in IMCOM: "What does it matter to Soldiers and to their families'"

  • Be proactive in considering others

    Aug 21, 2009

    Two weeks ago, during a Consideration of Others facilitation within the garrison, one group member made a poignant discovery. The member stated without any prompting, "... change must come from within."

  • Meeting Baby

    Aug 21, 2009

    Spc. Seth McKenzie lifted his daughter Clara into the air and smiled as he reunited with his family Friday night (*/14) during the 233rd Transportation Company's redeployment ceremony at Fort Knox.

  • Job Well Done

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Job Well done

    Aug 21, 2009

    Redeployment ceremony welcomed the troops of the 233rd Transportation Company home to Fort Knox.

  • Humphreys Garrison takes lead role in virtual education

    Aug 20, 2009

    American high school students in Korea will be able to take classes through any computer beginning Aug. 31thanks to the virtual school program the Department of Defense Education Activity set up here. The DoDEA Virtual School program is in the new Humphreys Education Center and provides supplemental courses to students attending USKF traditional schools.

  • Motorcycle safety in spotlight

    Aug 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii launched its inaugural advanced motorcycle training course, here, Aug. 17-20. The course is part of a pilot program, developed by the garrison's Installation Safety Office, in an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle-related fatalities for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Dive into scuba

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Seventy-five percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and even the nearby watering hole, add up to millions of miles of underwater adventures for scuba diving enthusiasts. Become a recreational diver and you can see the world you've been missing that's located literally beneath your feet.

  • Post celebrates achievements of Airborne test platoon

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "I want to do that," said 2-year-old Kaden Perkins as he watched a Silver Wings parachutist glide through the air carrying the American flag above Eubanks Field.

  • 1st Infantry Division "Victory 5" now complete

    Aug 20, 2009

    For the first time since the 1st Infantry Division returned to Kansas from Germany, all members of the command group are now at Fort Riley - a key step as the division headquarters prepares to deploy to Iraq early next year. The "Big Red One" welcomed Col. Randal Dragon Aug. 14 as one of two deputy commanding officers, completing the team known as "Victory 5."

  • CSU hosts leadership forum

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - GEN David Petraeus and GEN(R) Colin Powell will headline the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus State University.

  • Preparation key to riding out hurricane season

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The tropics are firing up - so Fort Benning officials are reminding community members to stay vigilant as the most active part of hurricane season approaches.

  • Ham: Infantry-Armor merger 'makes perfect sense'

    Aug 20, 2009

    When the top U.S. general in Europe - a 33-year Army veteran with longtime ties to Fort Benning - first heard the Infantry and Armor schools would merge here into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said his reaction was mixed.

  • CFC sets $1M goal, expands to include 12 counties

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Benning Conference Center. The annual fundraising campaign for federal employees lasts through Oct. 16.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters gains military focus with new grant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - After 20 years of serving the valley area, Big Brothers Big Sisters is concentrating much of its efforts on Fort Benning, thanks to a $20,000 grant that will link military children and Soldiers with "Bigs" and "Littles" in the community.

  • Top NCOs, Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Some of the Army's finest noncommissioned officers and Soldiers came to Fort Benning to compete for the title of Best Warrior during the third annual National Guard Best Warrior Competition Aug. 1-4. The competition tested participants on a wide variety of Soldier tasks in a nearly nonstop barrage of events. They zeroed and sighted weapons, went on a 12-mile ruck march, completed first-aid tasks, took the Army Physical Fitness Test and Combat Water Survival Test, completed a land navigation course and participated in combatives. The competition also included a written exam, and essay writing and uniform inspection tests.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • Exceptional family opens heart to take care of those with special needs

    Aug 20, 2009

    In life, there's the way you want it to be, and then there's the way it is. Growing up with five other siblings, Staff Sgt. Kathy Seaton-Williams said she never wanted a large Family.

  • U.S. Army Central 10-Miler teams prepare for Washington D.C.

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 26 runners representing U.S. Army Central and Fort McPherson in the 25th Annual Army 10-Miler are doing all they can to make sure they stand on the winner's podium Oct. 4.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Commentary: Women's Equality Day a reminder to celebrate diversity

    Aug 20, 2009

    In 1971, the U.S. Congress declared the 26th of August, "Women's Equality Day." August 26th is the anniversary of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provides that, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

  • USO providing support, future center for Soldiers, Families

    Aug 20, 2009

    The United Service Organizations operates more than 135 centers worldwide, and by the end of the year Fort Riley will be home to the newest center designed to support Soldiers and Family members.

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldier 'floats his boat' before deploying

    Aug 20, 2009

    Nineteen teams competed in the Float Your Boat competition Aug. 15 during the Milford Lake Extreme Outdoor Water Festival. Contestants could only use two materials to build their boats - cardboard and duct tape.

  • Fort Riley goes back to school

    Aug 20, 2009

    School buses, filled backpacks, new outfits, smiling teachers, excited students and anxious parents. These were the sights at Fort Riley Elementary School Aug. 17 as the summer came to an end and students returned to school.

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldiers 'schooled' on government issues

    Aug 20, 2009

    "This is a whole new kind of training for a whole new kind of mission," said Maj. Karrie Patterson, 1st Infantry Division G-5 planner. Patterson was just one of the participants in a recent training event aimed to prepare 1st Inf. Div. leaders for their upcoming deployment and the challenges associated with stability and support operations in Iraq.

  • Hunters begin preparations for 2009 season

    Aug 20, 2009

    With summer slowly coming to an end, Fort Belvoir's Morale, Welfare and Recreation has begun preparations for the 2009 hunting season.

  • Armour charges audience to breakthrough, succeed

    Aug 20, 2009

    Vernice Armour shared her story in observance of Women's Equality Day at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., on Aug. 12.

  • Family Campout

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Headquarters Battalion welcomes home dog handler

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Headquarters Battalion welcomed home two members of the 212th Military Police Detachment Wednesday.

  • Housing market crisis assistance offered

    Aug 20, 2009

    Persistent stateside economic problems are hammering the U.S. real-estate market. And many people within the Army community - troops and their families, along with civilian employees - are finding themselves unable to make monthly payments, rent homes or have loans where the appraised value of the house is less than the mortgage.

  • MWR planning trio of weekend events

    Aug 20, 2009

    Forget road trips, sight-seeing, the local malls and county fairs. Fort Belvoir's MWR has several programs planned this weekend that will just make it unnecessary to leave the confines of the gates.

  • HIRED! Program concludes successful first term

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- HIRED! is an apprenticeship program for youth in the ages of 15 to 18. It provides on-the-job experience and allows the apprentices to gain valuable skills. The first term is about to end and the second term begins Sept. 8.

  • Coastal Corvette Association cruises Stewart

    Aug 20, 2009

    Driving around Fort Stewart Aug. 14, installation community members may have had the opportunity to see a virtual mobile car show when the Coastal Corvette Association visited the installation.

  • 'Army Wives' author reaches out to fellow spouses

    Aug 20, 2009

    Tanya Biank, whose book "Army Wives" inspired the No. 1-rated Lifetime TV network show of the same name, will experience the same hurt and pain of separation as other 3rd Infantry Division families when the division deploys in less than two months.

  • Pet Boarding Facility, staff care for pets while you're away

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sometimes, it just does not pay to leave Fido and Fluffy home alone while you go out to make money for their biscuits and litter. When you find yourself in such a predicament, look to the Pet Boarding Facility at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart for a solution. Whether you need to drop off your pet for a few hours, days, or months, Paula Berg and Cassandra Berg, animal caretakers, are ready to provide the same treatment and more that your dog or cat would get at home.

  • 2-60th family fun

    Aug 20, 2009

    Issael Gil, 5, does a set of push-ups while his mother, Staff Sgt. Katherine Santana, looks on.

  • Assuming responsibility

    Aug 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl Greene accepts responsibility as 187th Ordnance Battalion command sergeant major from Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey during a ceremony Aug.12.

  • BCT strengthens twins' fireproof bond

    Aug 20, 2009

    Growing up in a small town north of Chicago, brothers Brian and Corey Vaughn did nearly everything together.

  • Close combat training

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment learn close combat moves Monday.

  • Educator outlines women's progress

    Aug 20, 2009

    Dreher High School principal Jeanne Stiglbauer celebrated the achievements of women with Fort Jackson leadership at the post's annual Women's Equality Day luncheon. The Columbia educator also called for women to push for more progress.

  • Gymnast-turned-Soldier carries comrades to safety

    Aug 20, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. John Baker Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, embodies the Soldiers Creed: Never accept defeat, never quit, never leave a fallen comrade.

  • Johnson: 'Always try to improve'

    Aug 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson said he has met some memorable people in his 11 years in the Army, but none of them as memorable as his first squad leader.

  • Master plan: Leaders outline progress of key initiatives

    Aug 20, 2009

    Five months after Fort Jackson leadership introduced the installation's campaign plan, senior leaders touted the plan's progress during an offsite meeting at the Columbia Museum of Art last week.

  • New U.S. citizens

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers take the oath of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Tuesday at the Post Conference Room.

  • Shopping for school

    Aug 20, 2009

    Kimber Bell does some back-to-school shopping Monday with her 9-year-old son Oni and 6-year-old daughter Luri at Fort Jackson's Main PX.

  • They're our backbone, not just this year

    Aug 20, 2009

    As you know, for the past eight months, the Army has been observing the Year of the NCO. There have been a number of historic news events across the Army during the course of the year, dealing directly with NCO accomplishments.

  • The Unbroken Alliance: Leaders past and present address 65-year American-European partnership

    Aug 20, 2009

    In the 65 years since the liberation of Europe and the 60 years since NATO's establishment, the American-European Alliance has changed in many ways, but it has continued a transatlantic bridge of democracy and freedom.

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • CECOM executive earns 2008 Presidential Rank Award

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Edward C. Thomas, deputy to the CECOM LCMC commanding general, received the Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award late last month from Secretary of the Army Preston M. "Pete" Geren in ceremonies at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • On Path Toward Aviation Center of Excellence

    Aug 19, 2009

    One of the mandates of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission calls for the formation of a center of excellence for aviation at Redstone Arsenal. The future of that mandate is shaping up now. Today is the second in a two-day meeting of members of the Integrated Process Team of the newly formed Aviation Technology Center of Excellence at Redstone Arsenal. The concept, mission and structure of the ATCoE, which is overseen by an Executive Steering Group, will be presented publicly at the Advance Planning Briefings for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command Aug. 26-27 at the Von Braun Center.

  • City of Watervliet, Arsenal to weather economic storm together

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the City of Chicago closed for business one day this week to shave millions off of a seriously challenged budget, the City of Watervliet has all hands on deck as it prepares to work its way through the current economic downturn. Public services, such as fire, police, and public works, are critical for this small city that is trying to maintain a quality of life that city leaders hope will not only stem the outflow of its citizens, but also are important to providing a good environment for local businesses such as the Army's Watervliet Arsenal, Mayor Michael Manning said today.

  • Camp Adventure counselors awarded certificates from commander

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, gives certificates of appreciation and his Commander's Coin of Excellence to (from right to left) Aimee Bloom, Samuel Walter, Chris Nowman, and Britta Holdun during the Camp Adventure closing ceremony held in the USAG-Red Cloud (South Korea) Community Activity Center Aug. 4. The four volunteers taught and supervised more than 50 children, from ages 5 through 13 who participated in Camp Adventure from June 15 to Aug. 14. Bloom and Walter worked in the USAG-Casey Camp Adventure and Nowman and Holdun worked in the USAG-Red Cloud Camp Adventure. All four counselors come to Area I from the University of Northern Iowa.

  • Family members search opportunities at job fair

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Warrior Country provided another outlet for Soldiers and their Family members to settle in Korea by providing more than 40 agencies looking to hire at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center for the Fresh Start Career Job Fair July 31.

  • Screaming Eagles participate in "Run and Shoot" event

    Aug 18, 2009

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division participate in an endurance and marksmanship competition.

  • The moment I realized that I was actually going to war

    Aug 18, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - I can remember how miserable I was at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., as the cold winter of January 2007 did everything it could to paralyze me. No matter how many layers of clothes I put on, how long I tried to stand by the portable heaters or how many times I told myself to "Soldier up", I didn't feel any better about the below zero temperature. Still, I knew that NTC was my step before I deployed to Iraq and I wanted to make sure I was ready.

  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

    Hundreds of individuals and dozens of area businesses participated in the Homes for Troops project to benefit the Wallace family.

  • EFMP Camp: ACS offers five days of fun for local kids

    Aug 18, 2009

    Andre Ross, 10, said he really enjoyed making his papier-mAfAcchAfA football at the Arts and Cultural Center Aug. 12, but he said the best part of the Heidelberg Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Camp was visiting the animals at the Walldorf Tierpark.

  • FMWR's Hired! program offers apprenticeships

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twenty-nine students were successfully placed with HIRED!, a teen-apprenticeship program recently introduced to the Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg community that provides paid apprenticeships for 15- to 18-year-olds.

  • Army Field Band senior leader says goodbye after 34 years of service

    Aug 18, 2009

    After 34 years of service, senior leader and first Command Sgt. Maj. of The United States Army Field Band, Command Sgt. Maj. David W. Keller, retires.

  • Reading program enhances understanding of German history, replicates Berlin Wall

    Aug 18, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Thirty-three Grafenwoehr and Vilseck children gathered with family members and library staff Aug. 10 at Dick Hauter Lake on Camp Heritage to tear down a symbolic replica of the Berlin Wall as the culmination of the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Libraries summer reading program, celebrating 20 years of reunited Germany.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • American Red Cross raises funds for Family programs to be held in Area I

    Aug 18, 2009

    Jana Fullmer (third from left) looks on while American Red Cross volunteers prepare hot dogs for hungry patrons during the American Red Cross fundraising event held on USAG-Casey July 31. Fulmer said the event raised more than $1,200 for future programs being planned this year. More courses and classes are coming in September: A Baby-sitting Instructor Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in USAG-Casey Army Community Services classroom. Community CPR and First Aid Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Army Community Services classroom. The course has a fee of $40. The American Red Cross Disaster Course will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Family Readiness Group building 2403. This course is free and open to the public. The International Humanitarian Law Course will be held Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. also in the FRG building. It is also free and open to the public.

  • Soldiers learn to speak Korean on Casey

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 40 Soldiers gathered for classes to learn to speak the Korean language July 30 in USAG-Casey's Education Center. The class is taught by three Korean nationals hired by the Northern Gyeongi-gi Provincial Office to teach their native language to Soldiers who wish to learn from July 7 to Aug. 27.

  • Three IR employees receive DFM certification

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (far right), USAG Red Cloud commander, gives encouraging remarks to (left to right) Hong, Song Nan, senior evaluator, Song, Yong Hwa, evaluator, and Kim, Son Kyong, evaluator, in the Internal Review office on Red Cloud August 4. The three IR evaluators successfully completed the certification for Defense Financial Manager, which is designed for the Department of Defense financial management work force. The certification used to be limited to U.S. Civilians, but now it is open to Korean employees as well. There are eight Korean nationals who received this certificate throughout Area I.

  • Warrior Country welcomes its first School Liaison Officer

    Aug 18, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - Keeping Warrior Country the assignment of choice is easier to explain to Soldiers arriving in Area I now that Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has added Marie Johnson to the staff as school liaison officer.

  • Middle school teens improve environment with recycling

    Aug 17, 2009

    So when Earth Day rolled around this year on April 22, it was the perfect opportunity for CYSS middle school and teen programs to discuss the citizenship pillar of Character Counts, which involves making a child's school and community better by doing things like being a good neighbor, obeying laws and rules, protecting the environment and more. As a result, the kids started a recycling program.

  • Casualty Assistance Center trains local police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Polk's relationship with the local community continued its forward momentum July 30 in Alexandria. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office honor guard, in an effort to hone its funeral procedures, received training from the Fort Polk Casualty Assistance Center.

  • Motor sergeant earns prestigious recruiting award

    Aug 17, 2009

    As the "Year of the NCO" continues, a motor sergeant who earned a prestigious recruiting award before coming to Fort Polk this year, exemplifies Army values, according to his command leadership.

  • Fort Bragg works to fix gridlock

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg takes steps now to divert gridlock in the future.

  • Tiger Brigade ready to drive advisor training mission

    Aug 17, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade get ready to take over the Army mission of training combat advisors, they got their turn in the driver's seat while visiting a small group advisor cadre at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Fort Bragg's newcomers' orientation helps ease transition

    Aug 17, 2009

    If Soldiers or their Families sometimes feel overwhelmed by arriving on a new installation, Fort Bragg offers a newcomers' orientation to help facilitate the transition.

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