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  • Moment of silence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Wackenhut security officers Tyrone Hall (left) and Miriam Taylor (center) pause for a moment of silence with an unidentified Soldier Friday at 2:30 p.m. to honor the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting. The moment of silence was observed Armywide to remember the 13 killed Nov. 5.

  • Training system targets realism

    Nov 16, 2009

    Greg Turner (far right), senior military advisor for training solutions, Strategic Systems Incorporated, explains the features of the High Resolution Visual Targets (HVRT) to Howard Mullen (center), chief of training for the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), and Terrance Jackson, Fort McPherson range manager, DPTMS, Nov. 5 at the Fort McPherson range.

  • Galloping we will go: Fort Gillem celebrates 68th birthday

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT GILLEM, Ga. - More than 160 Soldiers and Civilians celebrated Fort Gillem's 66th birthday by going for a run Nov, 6 at Stephens Lake on Fort Gillem during the 24th annual Gillem Gallop 5K run/walk.

  • First Army sergeant earns honors at Basic NCO Course

    Nov 16, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, First Army commanding general, presented Sgt. Frankie L. Williams with an Army Commendation Medal and certificate during First Army's end of the month hail and farewell ceremony Oct. 31.

  • Fair helps community find work

    Nov 16, 2009

    Even before the latest unemployment rates were released, the staff at the U.S. Army Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service knew people would be looking for jobs. To help show people options available to them, the ACAP and ACS staffs hosted a job fair Nov. 5 at The Commons at Fort McPherson.

  • RDECOM earns Superior Unit Award

    Nov 16, 2009

    Army officials named the Research, Development and Engineering Command as winners of the Superior Unit Award. The award is presented by the U.S. Army for service to the nation "beyond what is expected."

  • Forging Sabre meeting

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 600 Singaporean soldiers and airmen are in Southwest Oklahoma for the three-week long Forging Sabre combined warfighter exercise with U.S. Soldiers and Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers from Fort Sill.

  • Get Your Guide to Christmas Markets in the Benelux Region here

    Nov 16, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Holiday Season is here and brings all of us assigned to and living in Europe an opportunity to discover age-old European traditions and to share the experience by sending your photos to paousagshi@eur.army.mil.

  • POM invited to kick butts Nov. 19

    Nov 13, 2009

    The American Lung Association says smoking is the main cause of COPD, which is a group of lung diseases that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this condition affects more than 12 million people in the United States.

  • Bringing awareness to WT program benefits

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, Tenn. - Transitioning isn't always easy, especially for Soldiers adapting to life altered by a combat injury. Fort Campbell aims to make Soldiers' transitions seamless through even the most trying times with the help of the Warriors in Transition Unit and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • For NCOs, Fort Campbell's Warrior Leader Course a 'stepping stone'

    Nov 13, 2009

    At Fort Campbell, the Warrior Leader Course is the first NCOA course of five. It's the basic foundation of all NCOA courses.

  • We built this city on DRMO; DRMO helps bring theatre home; Recycling aids in Soldiers training

    Nov 13, 2009

    DRMO helped transform Range 60 from a collection of metal conexes into a city. Chairs from the NCO academy, old church pews, satellite dishes and various vehicles - a crash truck, dump truck, pickup trucks and even a fire engine - populated the otherwise deserted city.

  • President proclaims Military Family Month

    Nov 13, 2009

    President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.

  • Campbell ready to break ground on new commissary

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, Tenn. - A closed off street and a recently fenced off area are gathering more and more attention at Fort Campbell. It's not because of an inconvenience, but because of what is to come. Construction will soon begin on a state-of-the-art commissary at Fort Campbell.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • ACS sponsors Month of the Military Family event

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey Army Community Service will celebrate the Month of the Military Family at the ACS office in the Ord Military Community 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

  • Keeping good Soldiers in boots

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Community Celebrates Military, Veterans

    Nov 13, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Fort Sam Houston celebrates Veterans Day with the San Antonio community.

  • Veterans honored during ceremony on Fort Polk

    Nov 13, 2009

    An overflow crowd spread across the parking lot in front of Fort Polk's headquarters Nov. 11 to pay homage to Soldiers and other service members during a Veterans Day ceremony. Louisiana's Fourth District Congressman, Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, was guest speaker for the event. He said the United States military has helped liberate the people of Iraq, and now it's time to do the same in Afghanistan.

  • Amanda's story: Escaping the clutches of domestic abuse

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 13, 2009) -- Courted and captivated, a young Cecil County girl, caught up in a whirlwind relationship, married a Soldier who seemed to be everything she wanted. Not all Soldiers, however, embrace the Army values, and before long, a fairy-tale existence gave way to a brutal reality.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • 94th merits Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Nov 13, 2009

    Beginning in World War II, performing in theater during the United States' various conflicts, moving from state to state (Wyoming, Alaska), inactivated and activated over the course of the 20th century and reborn in 2005 at Fort Polk, the 94th Brigade Support Battalion finished another memorable chapter in its diverse history Nov. 6 at Mountain Field. The battalion received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for service during deployment to Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in southeast Baghdad, Iraq, from Nov. 30, 2007 to Jan. 5, 2009. According to the commendation, the 94th showed "the ability to innovate and accomplish the mission far beyond the call of duty."

  • 3-89 receives Valorous Unit Award

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, received the Valorous Unit Award during a ceremony Nov. 6 at Mountain Field on Fort Polk.

  • 5-25 earns Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Nov 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gathered at Warrior Memorial Park Nov. 4 to receive the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The unit was awarded for its actions while deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008.

  • Boston Bruins give back to the defenders of freedom

    Nov 13, 2009

    It was Military Appreciation night at the TD Garden last night and several hundred Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were on hand for the Bruins 1-0 shootout loss against the Florida Panthers.

  • Vets thanked for today's freedoms

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - American veterans deserve the nation's deepest appreciation and respect, according to President Barack Obama's Veterans Day proclamation. "Our nation's servicemen and women are our best and brightest, enlisting in times of peace and war, serving with honor under the most difficult circumstances and making sacrifices that many of us cannot begin to imagine."

  • Tumor doesn't stop WTB troop from reaching goals

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A lemon-sized brain tumor ended SPC Henel Blaise's dream of a military career but, with the help of Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion, Blaise is finding a new path.

  • Year of the NCO: Celebrating pride-in-service, honoring veterans

    Nov 13, 2009

    Fort Sam Houston noncommissioned officers came together at the Army Community Service center Nov. 5 to celebrate their pride-in-service by honoring veterans, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

  • POM hosts federal benefits open-season event

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Federal Benefits Program open season for 2010 runs government-wide through Dec. 14.

  • Combatives Soldiers demonstrate wrestling techniques

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Wrestling season is here. It gears up in November and lasts through March, making the perfect winter activity for kids who play sports during other seasons, said Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram Morales, head coach for the Child, Youth & School Services wrestling team.

  • NCO demonstrates baking skills

    Nov 13, 2009

    Sgt. Steven Baca (right), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, shows off his yummy chocolate batter at the Teen Center Nov. 5.

  • ESGR Luncheon

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Salute to Bosses Awards luncheon recognizes civilian employers, nominated by their employees, who have gone above and beyond supporting them while performing their duties in the guard and reserves.

  • Rangers race in New York City marathon

    Nov 13, 2009

    For retired Capt. Chad Fleming, failure was not an option. The last few miles of the New York City Marathon loomed ahead as Fleming stopped again to readjust his prosthetic leg.

  • 201st MIB trains in the field for deployment

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 201st Military Intelligence Battalion conducted more training here Oct. 26-29 in preparation for its deployment overseas next year.

  • Gopher tortoise species thrives in post's sandy soil

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - From 2,500 to 3,000 gopher tortoises call Fort Benning home. This particular tortoise is recognized in Georgia as a threatened species and thrives in the state's coastal plains, including Fort Benning with its areas of sandy soil, ideal for burrowing, said Mark Thornton, endangered species biologist for the Conservation Branch, Environmental Management Division.

  • All-Star pitcher leads baseball mini camp at Fort Benning

    Nov 13, 2009

    Returning to where he played youth baseball, Detroit Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson led a mini baseball clinic on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Portrait honors Dexter Elementary's namesake

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For years, Herbert J. Dexter Elementary School has gone without a picture of its namesake. That changed Nov. 6 when, for the school's 40th anniversary, the parent teacher organization presented a portrait of MAJ Herbert Dexter.

  • Students attend boot camp

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 240 Dexter Elementary School students attended "boot camp" Nov. 4 in honor of the school's 40th year. The camp featured activities similar to those MAJ Herbert J. Dexter, the school's namesake, likely encountered at Fort Benning in the 1950s. Kids spent the afternoon doing sprints, jumping jacks, low crawls, guerrilla drills, mountain climbing techniques and bear crawls.

  • Improvements planned for Presidio Cemetery

    Nov 13, 2009

    THE PRESIDIO of Monterey Cemetery is scheduled for major improvements, the Presidio's Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has announced.

  • 173rd ABCT final training jump

    Nov 13, 2009

    Beautiful jump photo of the 173rd ABCT over the Alps near Aviano, Italy. This was a joint jump with the Italian military.

  • Native American Heritage

    Nov 13, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Native American Heritage event held here included a talk about Native American history, contributions, individual dances and a community dance that inspired all participants to join in the experience Nov. 10, 2009.

  • Soldiers earn $6,000 for spotless barracks

    Nov 13, 2009

    Barracks' residents from the 212th Combat Support Hospital and 181st Signal Battalion "cleaned up" and took home more than half of the $6,000 cash award in the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's 2009 Best Barracks Award Program.

  • Save a Life: Drinking and driving simulator tour begins in Europe

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Save a Life Tour, an alcohol-awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers associated with drinking and driving, kicked off its European tour in Kaiserslautern and will be traveling to various installations through December.

  • Bamberg chaplain rises to finals

    Nov 13, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Although Chaplain (Capt.) Don Williamson calls Missoula, Mont., home, it was growing up in Connecticut where he first began developing vocally.

  • Soldiers gain education and promotion points through Skillsoft

    Nov 13, 2009

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - For the last several months 30 Soldiers in Charlie Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion have taken advantage of a free online program to accrue promotion points, earn college credits and make decisions about their futures. The program is called Skillsoft and it provides more than 2,600 E-learning courses that can help people increase their education and training. To date the Soldiers have completed over 1200 hours of Skillsoft training. They and their leaders understand that training, education and advancement are important in the Army and in their careers after they leave the Army.

  • Humphreys names, honors its Military Families of the Year

    Nov 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III launched its Month of the Military Family celebration Saturday night with its first-ever Military Families of the Year Recognition Ceremony in the Community Activity Center.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month brings history, tradition to Fort Sam

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 32nd Medical Brigade, hosted by the 264th Medical Battalion, kicked off Fort Sam Houston's National American Indian Heritage Month celebration with a reception Nov. 5 at the Hacienda Recreation Center followed by a presentation titled "The Meaning of being a Medic in Combat," by Penobscot Elder Charles Shay.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Physicist's Legacy Continues Beyond Retirement

    Nov 12, 2009

    During his 52 years as an Army civilian, Dr. Bill McCorkle has been recognized countless times for his contributions in the fields of aviation and missile technology. Throughout his career, McCorkle has "had fun" working as a designer, explorer, researcher, developer and manager. He is a scientist, engineer, mathematician, organizer, pilot, teacher, leader and visionary. He is a charter member of the Army's Senior Executive Service, and an internationally recognized leader in aviation and missile technology. He is the director of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center where, with more than 3,100 employees involved in research and development of missiles, aviation and unmanned aerial vehicle technology, he leads the Army's largest research and development center. As the chief of AMRDEC and its forerunner, the Army Missile Laboratory, McCorkle oversees an organization that has been named the Army's best laboratory eight times since it was formed in 1981. But more than anything else, McCorkle is a physicist. "I've always believed that people should do what they are interested in," he said, as he sat in an office where the table and desk are overflowing with administrative and research reports, shelf space is filled with numerous awards and accolades, and the white board is covered in scientific equations.

  • Army Community Service Earns Top Accreditation

    Nov 12, 2009

    In 2000, Redstone Arsenal's Army Community Service was among the first to go through the Army's three-year accreditation process. Last week ACS became the first to receive its fourth three-year accreditation. "We are the first in the Department of the Army to pass for a fourth time with commendation - which means above and beyond," ACS director Sue Paddock said. "I'm really thrilled. It's very hard work. The ACS team met all of the standards a hundred percent. It's a total team effort with our community partnerships as well. A lot of community agencies played a part which contributed to our success."

  • Arsenal's Era of Mass Construction

    Nov 12, 2009

    Brick by brick, steel beam by steel beam, Redstone Arsenal is experiencing a fundamental change in its business landscape that is destined to affect its tenants and the entire Tennessee Valley community for years to come. A drive along the Arsenal's main thoroughfares offers plenty of evidence to the expanding footprint of Arsenal facilities. New buildings are going up, renovations are taking place and expansions are under way. Growth is in the air. No one knows that better than Joe Davis, director of the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, and his busy staff, who are charged with managing, overseeing and maintaining the Arsenal's facilities. "We've got more going on here than I can ever remember," Davis said. "Besides everything we've got going on, other agencies - such as NASA and the FBI - also have construction projects on the Arsenal. Fiscal year 2009 has been a record setting year for construction."

  • Fair offers alternatives, options to Belvoir commuters

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Belvoir hosted a commuter fair at the post's Community Center Nov. 4. The fair was conducted as part of Belvoir's ongoing effort to reduce the use of single-occupancy vehicles on post by 10 percent.

  • NETCOM Soldier's long road leads her down path to success

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Belvoir, Prince William County renew Community Covenant in Manassas

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Belvoir Installation Commander Col. Jerry Blixt expressed his gratitude for the people of Prince William County as he, Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane, Supervisor Marty Nohe, and businessmen from communities in the county renewed the Army Family Covenant at Manassas' Loy E. Harris Pavilion after the town's inaugural Veterans Day Parade Saturday.

  • Belvoir civilians, Soldiers read at Occoquan Elementary School

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Volunteers' efforts save $5K

    Nov 12, 2009

    Saturday morning, more than 70 volunteers cleaned and made minor repairs to Belvoir Chapel, Woodlawn Chapel and the Religious Education Center. They cleaned and scrubbed, raked and weeded, nailed and glued.

  • Four-month telework test underway for garrison

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office launched a Telework Test Pilot Program for its garrison civilian employees Sunday.

  • Former NFL great Herschel Walker visits Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - One of professional and college football's greatest players paid a visit to the world's greatest Soldiers. NFL great, Herschel Walker stopped by Fort Bragg Nov. 5. November is Warrior Care Month and is a Department of Defense-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers, their Families, and those who care about them.

  • Families learn suicide indicators, prevention techniques

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A Family readiness group undergoing suicide prevention training learns to identify key indicators of and alternatives to suicide. Any combination of irregularities in behavior may be predictors of suicide, not necessarily any sole change in behavior, said Carolyn DeWindt, Fort Bragg suicide prevention officer.

  • Hip-hop science program comes to Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2009

    Sir Isaac Newton's theory of force equals mass times acceleration is not something that most school-age children are quick to remember. But when you put it between the bass and snare of today's popular hip-hop music and present it to them with today's latest hip-hop dance steps, it's something that is easily retained.

  • Fort Bragg seminar helps parents build relationships

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Choosing between your children and your relationship with your spouse should be a topic that never has to be addressed. Parents of special needs children face additional challenges in keeping their partnership strong. To teach parents ways to keep their relationship strong, the Fort Bragg Exceptional Family Member Program invited Nicholas Martin, founder and president of the Center for Accord, who specializes in conflict resolution, to Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg kicks tobacco habit with Tobacco Cessation Program

    Nov 12, 2009

    Soldiers, military retirees and Family members who have difficulties quitting tobacco and need help can find assistance with the Tobacco Cessation Program located at the Wellness Center inside Womack Army Medical Center.

  • Volunteers spruce up Woodlawn Cemetery for Veterans Day

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - About 50 volunteers gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery Saturday morning with rakes in hand and arrived early to clean up the cemetery, in honor of Veterans Day.

  • New tracking technology tested at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2009

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery (HIMARS) drove their high mobility artillery rocket system out of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III on Pope Air Force Base, Oct. 22, with a new advancement that will get them into the fight faster. The hot panel program allows the HIMARS to link to an aircraft's global-positioning system and track itself in the air, anywhere in the world. This advancement will allow Soldiers to switch between a land mode and an air mode so the vehicle-tracking system can find its location and its targets rapidly when it exits an airplane.

  • Soldiers receive hazardous materials training

    Nov 12, 2009

    Soldiers with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Reconnaissance Platoon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division recently received additional hazardous material detection and containment equipment. The gear is known as TICPDE or toxic industrial chemical protection and detection equipment.

  • Soldiers, Airmen, civilians come together to help Families in need for the holidays

    Nov 12, 2009

    Dozens of parachute silhouettes raining down against the North Carolina sky are nothing out of the ordinary around Fort Bragg, but each December since 1998, airborne operations have taken on a different meaning to America's men and women in uniform with the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. An annual opportunity for Fort Bragg's military community to help Families in need over the holidays, Operation Toy Drop combines the efforts of Army, Air Force and civilian service organizations in a truly unique event.

  • MSTC promotes combat lifesaver training and Soldier skills

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Fort Bragg woodpeckers find new home

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg Endangered Species Branch recently facilitated the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers to Fort Gordon, Ga. The red-cockaded woodpecker has been protected as an endangered species since 1970. It inhabits longleaf pine forests of the southeastern United States and is the only woodpecker that creates cavities in live pine trees.

  • Fort Bragg no-mow areas protect environment

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Like the wildflowers that grow on Fort Bragg' More could be coming to an area near you as the number of no-mow zones is set to increase. Several areas on Butner Road could soon be designated no-mow zones, said Julia Love, sustainable land use planner, Environmental Management Branch, Directorate of Public Works. The no-mow zones were established early this year as a result of a 30 percent budget cut in grounds maintenance and in an effort to protect reforested areas on the installation, Love said.

  • Put spotlight where it belongs;

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Nov. 5 shooting deaths at Fort Hood, Texas, of 13 men and women, and the injuries sustained by 30 others, have cast a long shadow on the observance of Veterans Day this week.

  • New parachute accommodates today's Soldier

    Nov 12, 2009

    As paratroopers gradually make the transition to a new parachute, the skies of Fort Bragg will no longer be filled with the familiar, rounded shape of the T-10 returning Soldiers and their equipment to the ground. Over the next few years, the 1950s era parachute will be replaced with the new T-11 model, designed for today's Soldier carrying a heavier load.

  • NETCOM Soldier's long road leads her down path to success

    Nov 12, 2009

    An information technology specialist, Staff Sgt. Rosy Cueva, Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), will soon be leaving her job in the unit's G-3 training division and going back to the U.S. Army Signal School where she attended Advanced Individual Training-but this time, she will be there not to learn a new job-but to lead the next generation of signal Soldiers as a platoon sergeant for AIT students.

  • Veterans honored at state capital

    Nov 12, 2009

    To honor veterans and their contributions, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, held his annual Veterans Day proclamation signing at the State Capital Oct. 29.

  • Honoring the 'greatest' generation

    Nov 12, 2009

    Courtesy photo Maj. Patrick M. Alexander (in uniform), the executive officer for Headquarters Command, U.S. Army Garrison, presents a battalion coin to Bruce E. Estes, formerly of C Company, 141st Infantry Regiment. Estes, who separated from the Army Dec. 5, 1945, was met by Alexander at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on his way from Hiram, to Houston, to be honored by the Japanese American Society. The society honored the remaining members of the 141st, also known as World War II's Lost Battalion, who were rescued in 1944 by the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a unit consisted primarily of Japanese-American Soldiers.

  • Multi-national partnership grows during PA exchange

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office hosted their public affairs counterparts from the Tajikistan and Kyrgystan armies during an exchange between the partner nations Oct. 19 through 23 in Washington, D.C.

  • K-State Afghan experts meet with Ops Group A

    Nov 12, 2009

    Operations Group Alpha of the Battle Command Training Program conducted a training seminar on Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Kansas State University. The seminar was for members of Operations Group A to expand their operational knowledge of non-military actions in Afghanistan, as well as to broaden the understanding of the cultural and tribal effects associated with the region.

  • Experts gather to learn about knowledge management

    Nov 12, 2009

    More than 370 knowledge management practitioners gathered in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 19-23 for the fifth annual Army Operational Knowledge Management Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and hosted by the Battle Command Knowledge System. Military and civilian personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force joined with international officers, KM consultants, private sector leaders and educators for a week-long opportunity to share and exchange the latest KM industry information and military KM best practices, processes and lessons learned.

  • Veterans Day - honoring the bold, the brave

    Nov 12, 2009

    Wednesday was Veterans Day. The fact that it fell in the middle of the week this year highlights the significance of the day and serves as a reminder of why we observe this holiday Nov. 11 each year.

  • Youngsters learn fire safety from fort firefighters

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort McPherson Fire Prevention Inspector, Mark SanNicolas (far right), shows Perkerson Elementary School students how to use a fire extinguisher Oct. 29. Firemen from the Fort McPherson Fire Prevention Section visited Perkerson to promote fire prevention and safety. The Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Fire Prevention and Fire Safety trailer was also set-up to allow Perkerson students to visit and learn what to do in the event of a fire.

  • Live from Fort McPherson

    Nov 12, 2009

    Pam Oliver, Fox Sports, pre-taped a portion of her piece for an up-coming special on Hedekin Field, at Fort McPherson Nov. 4.

  • Fort Stewart Kids Show Off Artistic Talents

    Nov 12, 2009

    Students from Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School had an opportunity to show off their artistic talents at an Art Show/Art Forum and display the results of the Great Pumpkin Book Character Contest during the quarterly Parent-Teacher Organization meeting, Nov. 5.

  • Liberty County Vets Hold Veterans Parade

    Nov 12, 2009

  • IFPEX Preps Stewart-Hunter Leaders for Emergencies

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield leaders trained how to properly respond to emergency situations during an Installation Force Protection Exercise conducted at Stewart's Crisis Management Center, Nov. 9-10. Colonel Kevin Milton, Stewart-Hunter garrison commander, along with Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin, Stewart-Hunter garrison command sergeant major, and leaders from key installation directorates responded to a simulated situation that involved a supposed chlorine spill in the Liberty Woods subdivision.

  • Fort Stewart's Warrior Restoration Center Open for Business

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Stewart and Winn Army Community Hospital took another step forward in the treatment of Soldiers when the Warrior Restoration Center was officially opened, Nov. 3. .

  • Presidio community members provide feedback at AFAP symposium

    Nov 12, 2009

    Community members took up discussions issues ranging from housing to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation during the Presidio of Monterey Army Family Action Plan symposium here Nov. 5-6. Participants were able to have no-holds-barred conversations on their concerns and to discuss possible solutions openly, guided by facilitators who kept their respective groups focused.

  • Fort Stewart's Hays Library Celebrates Reading All Year

    Nov 12, 2009

    Though October and National Book Month are over, the written word can be celebrated all year long through Kindle, the Internet, or a visit to the 1st Lt. George P. Hays Library on Fort Stewart.

  • 172nd Infantry Brigade begins return

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 172nd Infantry Brigade, deployed to Iraq for 12 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, began redeployment of its main body in the past weeks.

  • Gen. Sullivan helps Barstow, Fort Irwin honor veterans

    Nov 12, 2009

    BARSTOW, Calif.- As retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the 32nd chief of staff of the Army, surveyed the patriotic mix of Soldiers, Marines, sailors, veterans, young and old, Family members and members of the community at the Mountain View Memorial Park in Barstow, Calif. on Veterans Day, he said he saw the strength of the nation.

  • Producer, Director Passionate About Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2009

    Civilian Salute is a running series highlighting Fort Lee Civilians.

  • Grafenwoehr hosts annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Military retirees were honored at the garrison's annual Retiree Appreciation Day last month in Grafenwoehr. Nearly 150 retirees and annuitants took advantage of services to update records, fix finance discrepancies and collect important information required for settling estates. Distance didn't deter these "old Soldiers" from attending. They came from as far as Brandenburg in the north to Austria and Garmisch in the south. The Berlin and Garmisch Retiree Councils chartered transportation to bring retirees from their communities.

  • Naughty by Nature, USO Rock COB Speicher

    Nov 12, 2009

    Servicemembers stationed at Contingency Operation Base Speicher were treated to a night of entertainment by DJ Skribble and the hip-hop group Naughty by Nature, Nov. 8. The show was put on by the USO and was free for all.

  • New commander, CSM take reins of 18th CSSB

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Lt. Col. Reed Hudgins assumed command of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from the unitAca,!a,,cs outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Roscoe, during a change of command ceremony at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center, Oct. 22. This change of command ceremony held special significance for the 18th CSSB because in addition to a new commander, the unit simultaneously received a new command sergeant major when Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Witzel replaced outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje.

  • Spartan Brigade Trained in COINSOC

    Nov 12, 2009

    Major General Anthony Cucolo, Task Force Marne Commanding General, along with senior leaders from Multi-National Force-Iraq and Multi-National Corps-Iraq, spoke to leaders of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team while they attended the Counterinsurgency School in Taji, Iraq, Nov. 6-7.

  • Reintegration begins

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Over the past several months, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has welcomed home Soldiers from 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade and 172nd Infantry Brigade. Garrison leadership and agencies, as well as both brigades, have worked hard to ensure that nearly 1,000 returning Soldiers are being taken care of.

  • New York Army National Guard Participates in NYC Veterans Day Parade

    Nov 12, 2009

    1,500 New York Army National Guard Soldies participated in the 2009 New York City Veterans Day Parade.

  • Vanguards Welcome New Command Sergeant Major

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Marne Division's sole light-infantry brigade hailed a new senior-enlisted advisor during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Nov. 4.

  • Thank you for your service! Local veterans find unity in Army pride

    Nov 12, 2009

    There are thousands of military retirees and veterans who choose to call the Fort Jackson area home. And many of them go on to continue their second career as civilians or contractors at Fort Jackson. From Post Headquarters, to Child, Youth and School Services, these veterans continue to serve our country by serving our Soldiers.

  • Grafenwoehr leaders renew commitment

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - More than 150 Soldiers and family members filled the Grafenwoehr Field House, Oct. 28, to witness as four leaders rededicated themselves to their community by re-signing the Army Family Covenant. "Our Army is the strength of our nation ... our families are the strength of our Army," said Brig. Gen. Steven Salazar, commander, Joint Multinational Training Center. "The Covenant is about a commitment ... to continue to ensure we have a community that is strong." Salazar mentioned several improvements the Covenant, which was originally signed Oct. 8, 2007, has brought to the Grafenwoehr community in the past two years.

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