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  • Smart coatings development earns ARDEC engineers the 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award

    Oct 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A four-member team of Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers here paired up with a team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology to develop a smart coating system capable of operating in conditions that are not ordinarily predetermined, earning themselves a 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in the process.

  • More than 1,100 students, parents flock to Kaiserslautern for College Night

    Oct 16, 2009

    A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night offers all Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe high school students and their parents a chance to get first-hand knowledge about colleges and universities, scholarships and financial assistance. More than 1,100 students, parents, guidance counselors and teachers from international and DoDDS schools throughout Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands attended the event.

  • 35th ADA Brigade Soldiers join ROK Army counterparts in CBRN training exercise, sports

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade strengthened their alliance with airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force during a combined training exercise and sports competitions here Oct. 9. The day started with the U.S. and ROK forces working together in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination, followed by soccer and softball games in the afternoon. The purpose of the training was to allow the two units to compare each other's strategies for CBRN decontamination and to determine who would provide support in the event of a chemical attack.

  • All-Army rugby camp set for Oct. 28

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Thirty-five rugby players from across the Army will come to Fort Benning to compete in the All-Army rugby trial camp Oct. 28. The trial camp runs until Nov. 6.

  • Benning customers turn in most ICE comments

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Out of all DoD installations and forward operating bases, Fort Benning had the most Interactive Customer Evaluation surveys submitted during fiscal 2009.

  • Oktoberfest: 'The most fun event of the year'

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - German food and beer, Bavarian yodelers and a whole batch of children's activities highlight the revelry as Oktoberfest cranks up at 4 p.m. today.

  • Hybrid electric vehicles travel farther for less

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Army is encouraging installations to trade in the keys of gas-guzzling cars for hybrid electric sedans that can net an average of 675 to 775 miles on a tank of gas.

  • Family has unusual experiences living in a haunted house

    Oct 15, 2009

    When the MuAfA+-oz family moved into their new home last February, they knew it was an unusual house.

  • Fort Irwin takes next step in energy security

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Irwin and the National Training Center took a giant step forward in energy security Thursday morning without compromising its primary mission, which is training the force.

  • Combined Arms Center CSM praises NCO training, experience

    Oct 15, 2009

    Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Major Philip Johndrow spoke to more than 300 Association of the United States Army members during a combined regional breakfast Oct. 7 at the annual AUSA Fall Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Soldiers, family, community prevent domestic abuse

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is the month each year that as much information as possible is presented throughout the civilian and military communities to recognize the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.

  • CGSCAca,!E+embraces Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army is taking positive steps to build resilience in our Soldiers, families and Army civilians - all of whom have answered the call to serve and have been affected by the cumulative effects of eight years at war. An initiative known as Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is one approach to create that resiliency across the force.

  • K-State, CGSCAca,!E+team up for scholars

    Oct 15, 2009

    Faculty at the Command and General Staff College and community members participating in adult education programs at Kansas State University read textbooks written by nationally known experts in the field of education. A few times throughout the year, they get the chance to meet those experts in person through the K-State-CGSC Teaching Scholars lecture program.

  • October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to recognize both the contributions made by workers with disabilities and the employment barriers still present. We can help increase awareness by learning about the experiences of these often-overlooked American workers. This year's theme - "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation" - captures the vital role that expectations play in our successes as individuals and as a society.

  • Bike MS rides through Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 15, 2009

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsored the 20th anniversary of the annual bicycle event changing the course from San Antonio to New Braunfels this year. More than 2,200 bicyclists and 1, 800 volunteers participated in the event that began during drenching rain storms on Oct. 3.

  • Kicking off Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 15, 2009

    Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, signs a proclaimation Oct. 14 at Fort McPherson's headquarters, Bldg. 65, for the upcoming National Red Ribbon Week, held Oct. 23 through Oct. 30. Red Ribbon Week marks the start of a drug and violence prevention awareness campaign.

  • Army Community Covenant: Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon honors survivors, brings hope

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Country Club, was attended by many breast cancer survivors who advocated early detection.

  • Retired NCO's first novel raises money for scholarships

    Oct 15, 2009

    Ethel Robinson, benefits coordinator, U.S. Army Garrison Survivor Outreach Services, signs a copy of her novel, Aca,!A"Mary SinclaireAca,!a,,cs BlackBerryPie Series: Shadows in the Dark,Aca,!A? for Dennis Crawford (left), casualty affairs training coordinator, Fort McPherson Casualty Office. Robinson, a retired sergeant first class, signed copies of her novel Oct. 9 at the Fort McPherson mini-mall and will sign additional copies at the Fort Gillem main post exchange Oct. 31. Proceeds from the sales will be donated toward scholarship funds for the non-profit, charitable organization EARTHONAUT.

  • Army Community Covenant: bikers rally across two states for wounded warriors

    Oct 15, 2009

    Motorcycles roared through Fort Sam Houston's Binz-Engleman gate when 68 riders representing 18 chapters from New Mexico delivered toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and clothing items including sweats, tennis shoes, and children's games and puzzles during their fourth annual visit Oct. 8 to the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • 264th Medical Battalion motorcyclists rally 'round safety

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 264th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, held its quarterly motorcycle safety class Oct. 8 and included a ride to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army took to the skies Oct. 10 and 11 at the Great Georgia Air Show at Falcon Field in Peachtree City to entertain and educate those in attendance.The headlining Army act was a free-fall parachute display by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, who landed onto the runway bearing the state flag, the city flag and the Army Strong flag.

  • Fort McPherson hosts Youth Fishing Rodeo

    Oct 15, 2009

    Teach a child to fish, and you'll create a life long fisherman. This was the goal of the Fort McPherson Youth Fishing Rodeo Oct. 10.

  • DC Rollergirl gives to sport in new capacity

    Oct 15, 2009

    Diana Dawa has lived something of a double life for several years now. The Army Materiel Command public affairs specialist spent three seasons with the DC DemonCats, one of five roller derby teams that make up the DC Rollergirls league. She describes roller derby as a "second full-time job, and nearly a second life."

  • Command confronts challenges in filling contracting positions

    Oct 15, 2009

    Although the nation is experiencing unemployment levels not seen in decades, Army Contracting Command continues to face a challenge when it comes to recruiting qualified contracting specialists at the mid and senior levels.

  • 3SB brings Hispanic heritage to Stewart's Main Post Chapel

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers across the installation were treated to a history lesson unlike any other during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration held at the Main Post Chapel, Oct. 8.

  • DISA Web sites touted by national Web marketers

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Defense Information Systems Agency isn't just bringing jobs to Fort Meade when the agency migrates to the post in 2011. DISA's web site is also bringing an armful of awards.

  • Field Artillerymen qualify on new weapon system

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is once again preparing for deployment, but this time around they're going 'light.' First Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers proved they're qualified to meet the brigade's new light-fighting initiative through an exercise known as Table VIII Gunnery held at Fort Stewart, Oct. 5-8.

  • Ironman on post Fort Meade inspector general completes endurance challenge

    Oct 15, 2009

    Lt. Col. Michael Matney, who serves as Fort Meade's inspector general, completed the Ford Ironman Wisconsin in Madison.

  • Questions and Answer with the Top Vertebrae

    Oct 15, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker - During its inception the new 51Cs were primarily assigned to the Army Sustainment Command. They now belong to the US Army Contracting Command. As the field matures 51Cs will be assigned throughout big Army. The duties of a 51C are to provide operational and contingency contracting support to deployed forces and DoD agencies. My immediate concerns is the attention given to the 51C NCO (a low density-high demand MOS)-everyone wants one. This MOS takes time to grow.

  • Fort Belvoir Elementary School students read for the record

    Oct 15, 2009

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School students helped with an attempt to make history as they joined children across the country and around the globe in reading the same book on the same day.

  • DOIM transitions to new technology command

    Oct 15, 2009

    The DOIM move is part of a DoD push to place greater emphasis on the military being able to defend not only its tactical-information network but the system that garrisons use.

  • AMC Band performs at BWI for Honor Flight veterans

    Oct 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band provided a musical greeting for five arriving chartered flights carrying World War II veterans during Honor Flight Network-sponsored receptions at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport Sept. 26.

  • Army Family Covenant - Fort Sam Houston Teen Center officially opens

    Oct 15, 2009

    A ribbon cutting ceremony held Oct. 7 officially opened the Child and Youth Services Teen Center at Fort Sam Houston. Designed with input from youth, the center features game systems including the Wii, Play Station 2, Nintendo DS, Dance Revolution and X-box, music, board games, art supplies and plenty of sports including a ping pong table, outdoor pool table, and a rock climbing wall.

  • World War II veterans visit APG

    Oct 15, 2009

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • PM EW set to meet Army's electronic warfare needs

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army stood up the Project Manager Electronic Warfare office Sept. 1 under Col. Rod Mentzer.

  • Soldiers test Army's newest parachute in preparation for Army-wide fielding

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army's newest parachute made its Fort Lee, Va., debut as six members of the school, which will be responsible for the training the rest of the Army, logged a successful jump.

  • CASCOM Team Earns TRADOC Award

    Oct 15, 2009

    For one group of Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence employees, an additional tasking became an award-winning study that will change how the U.S. Army performs distribution within brigades while saving billions of dollars. Fourteen members of the Force Development Directorate recently won the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Army Capabilities Integration Center's Capability, Combat Developer of the Year Award for their team submission titled Tactical Wheel Vehicle Study.

  • Unit copes with loss of second Soldier

    Oct 15, 2009

    Pfc. Jamal Britt's unit misses him. "The unit, Charlie Company, definitely has felt the impact of the loss. He was well-liked. He was a leader in the unit," said Chaplain (Capt.) Todd Morrison of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade.

  • Institutional Adaptation: A change agent for Army services and infrastructure

    Oct 15, 2009

    The purpose of Institutional Adaptation is to put the Army back in balance as it aligns functions, processes, and working relationships of the Generating Force and the Operational Force in order to most effectively and efficiently generate trained and ready forces within available resources and preserve the All Volunteer Force. Under Institutional Adaptation, the Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise (SICE) support training and mobilization of Active Component and Reserve Component Forces, while providing a full range of Installation and Family Support activities before, during and after the Soldiers' absence.

  • Soldiers may not need to repay tuition

    Oct 15, 2009

    A Soldier who needs to withdraw from a college course might not have to repay tuition assistance if the withdrawal was for military-related reasons, thanks to a new system.

  • 3-D model expands training possibilities

    Oct 15, 2009

    A new high-tech solid terrain model to be located in the Emergency Operations Center will help Fort Jackson's leaders make better decisions and plan for emergencies.

  • Fort Jackson team runs the extra mile

    Oct 15, 2009

    Twenty-two Fort Jackson Soldiers headed to Washington recently for the 25th Army Ten-Miler. The Soldiers represented many different units across the installation and were organized into three different teams for the race. The teams were sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Operational Control of U.S. Army IMCOM's information management functions expected to be invisi

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Army Corps of Engineer civilians try hand as Soldiers

    Oct 15, 2009

    The story covers the Army Corps of Engineers' leadership program, where civilians with the Corps can experience what it is like to be a Soldier. The program takes candidates and runs them through portions of Army Initial Entry Training, focusing on leadership.

  • Fort Jackson takes 'action' against sexual assault

    Oct 15, 2009

    Some of Fort Jackson's Soldiers got the chance last week to test their acting skills. But their film will be aimed at education, not entertainment.

  • Domestic violence more than physical

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a rally at the Solomon Center Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sabrina Madden, lead victim advocate with the Family Advocacy Program, said the rally is meant to educate the community and demonstrate unity in the fight against domestic violence.

  • Brittain: 'Always set goals'

    Oct 15, 2009

    In his nearly 20 years of Army service, 1st Sgt. Rick Brittain has been stationed in Korea; Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • 'Natural leader': Unit pays respects to Pfc. Britt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade gathered at Fort Jackson's Bayonet Chapel Tuesday afternoon to reflect on a faithful comrade who was an inspiration to many of them.

  • The Volunteers entertain balloon enthusiasts from around the world

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Volunteers performed for roughly 230,000 concert goers at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. earlier this month. During their two-day stint at the celebration, they wowed the audience with their mix of rock, country and popular music and were praised for their patriotic service to America.

  • NFPA free online game helps children learn important fire facts

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Lights, camera, action at APG

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Make the right choice! Act to prevent!

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG hosts first Iron Horse motorcycle ride

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG acquires fuel efficient hybrid vehicles

    Oct 15, 2009

  • With shift to Signal Command, DOIM becomes 70th APG tenant organization

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • 6/8 Cav, 76 FA Soldiers hail Father of Cavalry at Pulaski

    Oct 14, 2009

    Fort Stewart based Soldiers with the 6th Squadron, 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, paid tribute to the 'Father of the American Cavalry' at Fort Pulaski, Oct. 9. In a ceremony known as the Pulaski Jubilee, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers remembered Brig. Gen. "Count" Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish-born, American Revolutionary War general of the Continental Army who was mortally wounded during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

  • Marne Team competes in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a picture-perfect cloudless morning, with temperatures lingering near the upper 50s, thousands of runners took their mark at the starting line on a road outside of the Pentagon for the 25th Anniversary Army Ten-Miler competition, Oct. 4. Twenty-five years ago, the Army Ten-Miler began with a little more than 1,300 runners, but over the years the event has grown in popularity. Now slated as one of the largest road-races in the world, the Ten-Miler filled 30,000 slots within six days.

  • Brunswick Navy JROTC program visits Stewart

    Oct 14, 2009

    From sending volunteers to local elementary schools to serving lunch at local elderly homes, Fort Stewart strives to support the community that supports it. So when the Brunswick Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Course asked if they could tour the base, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade pulled out all the stops.

  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Suicide Gets Army's Attention

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army is taking suicide among Soldiers as a very serious problems and taking various measures to address it.

  • Defense Acquisition University offers opportunities for APG workforce

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Soldiers, Airmen participate in international shooting competition

    Oct 14, 2009

    Kaiserslautern Soldiers and Ramstein Airmen had mere seconds to make every shot count using unfamiliar weapons Oct. 6 at the international shooting competition at the German Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    Oct 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services held Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-11.

  • Schweinfurt Soldier risks own safety to rescue accident victim

    Oct 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While driving on a four-lane highway near Conn Barracks Thursday, Oct. 8, a Schweinfurt-based wounded warrior dashed into the road to rescue a woman who was involved in a car accident and had staggered into oncoming traffic before collapsing.

  • NCO Spotlight for October- Sgt. Terence Miller

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- Sgt. Terence Miller, Alpha Company, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion. 500th Military Intelligence Brigade is in October's spotlight for the Year of the NCO. An NCO who much more prefers working behind the scenes; he was surprised when he was chosen.

  • TIGR allows Soldiers to "be there" before they arrive

    Oct 13, 2009

    As Warfighters patrol the dangerous streets in theatre or secure enemy safe houses, Tactical Ground Reporting's (TIGR) new "Patrol View" function will soon enhance their visual perspective.

  • Afghanistan IT Infrastructure Expansion Earns Moore Bronze Star

    Oct 13, 2009

    For his efforts in helping the Combined Joint Task Force 101st Airborne Division with its expansion in Afghanistan, Col. David Moore received the Bronze Star from Mr. Dean Popps, Army acquisition executive, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

  • Picatinny veterans recognized for selfless service

    Oct 13, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Veterans were recognized for their service during major U.S. military conflicts to include World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the two ongoing overseas contingencies during a ceremony at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway, Sept. 22.

  • Preserving History: 11th Airborne vets return to Germany

    Oct 13, 2009

    Former paratroopers, the "Angels" of the 11th Airborne Division stationed around Augsburg 1956-1958, return to Bavaria to be reunited with their duty stations and the German soldiers they trained.

  • Berlin: The phoenix arisen

    Oct 13, 2009

    A Cold Warrior returns to Berlin for the first time in 30 years, finding an exciting, vibrant city sans guns, guards, minefields and KGB tails.

  • Benelux Civilians Support Joint Mission in Vital Roles

    Oct 13, 2009

    Within the USAG Benelux there are many civilians who work tirelessly within both the U.S. and international communities to facilitate training, education and medical care among other things. Due to the close ties between SHAPE and the USAG Benelux, a number of civilians find themselves in a variety of joint roles, forging a link between military members from around the world.

  • Brussels: A Joint, Inter-agency Community

    Oct 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army has had a formal presence in Brussels since August 1967. The predecessor activity of the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels was then called the NATO Support Activity (NSA) and was activated by the Army to carry out its mission of supporting the U.S. representation at the NATO alliance's then-new Brussels headquarters. The NSA was abolished in October 2005, when the existing entity assumed its new designation as the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, a unit of the Army's Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Europe-based Soldiers come together in Schweinfurt for sling load certification

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Grabbing straps. Tugging strings. Checking chain links. Thirty-eight Soldiers from across U.S. Army Europe trained to become certified sling load inspectors, responsible for inspecting cargo lifted and transported via helicopter, at Camp Robertson training area near Schweinfurt Oct. 5-9.

  • Zumba adds Latin dance to fitness routine

    Oct 13, 2009

    For an evening out with Latin music and dancing, all Stuttgart military community members need to do is stop by the gym. They may want to trade their dancing shoes for trainers, however, and be ready to work up a sweat. Zumba, the Latin-American dance and fitness class, that has become a global phenomenon in the past 10 years, is now available at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 p.m.

  • Special operations forces gather in Croatia for multinational training

    Oct 13, 2009

    More than 100 servicemembers assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe took part in Jackal Stone '09, a multinational special operations exercise held Sept. 10 - 27 throughout various locations in Croatia.

  • Sesame Street shows military children they're not alone

    Oct 13, 2009

    It's not every day that Elmo, Cookie Monster and their friends visit the Stuttgart military community.

  • The long, dark tunnel: service members and deployment

    Oct 13, 2009

    If deployment is a tunnel, deployed service members are the train. Like a car on a track, they focus on their mission at hand to get through the days away from home. However, when the tunnel is behind them, service members often struggle to slow the train down without derailing.

  • Soldiers across Europe meet at annual fest

    Oct 13, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from the Stuttgart military community celebrated the 35th Soldaten Wasen - the 'Soldier's Fest' - along with their German and French counterparts Sept. 28 at the Stuttgarter Volksfest in Bad Cannstat.

  • Jones named winner of Operation Rising Star Competition during finals

    Oct 12, 2009

  • National Fire Prevention Week: Stay Fire Smart

    Oct 12, 2009

  • International Humanitarian Law at USAG-Casey Family Readiness Center

    Oct 12, 2009

  • USAG RC Lean Sigma Green Belt Award ceremony on the Village Green

    Oct 12, 2009

  • Red Cross holds disaster course for Warrior Country

    Oct 12, 2009

  • Fort Lewis NCOs carry on proud tradition in Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 9, 2009

    Three Fort Lewis Soldiers count themselves among the ranks of NCOs inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, after a ceremony Sept. 25. Proudly wearing the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award medallion, Sgt. Blake Jones, Sgt. 1st Class William Byrd and Sgt. 1st Class Scott Howerton successfully completed selection into the prestigious organization that recognizes professionalism, leadership and contributions to the Army community.

  • Horse therapy gallops toward helpful transitions

    Oct 9, 2009

    Equine-assisted therapy is running along at a healthy pace at Fort Campbell. The benefits have been shown in using this dynamic form of treatment for Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers, not only with physical, but psychological treatment needs.

  • Fort Lewis biologists, volunteers transform steeple into bat house

    Oct 9, 2009

    A din of hammers, saw blades and drills came from a small army of employees and volunteers from Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy who met at the Sequalitchew Creek EcoPark on Sept. 29 to construct bat and bee boxes.

  • Units enter overseas theater without leaving Campbell

    Oct 9, 2009

    Out the back gates, away from the stamp of civilization and Army life, is an entire other world that most dependents hear about but never see. Fort Campbell continues for thousands of acres, but just outside the gate, Soldiers are able to step into another country. On Palmyra Road is an uninhabited village that presents a sort of non-specific Iraq, Afghanistan type of a theme. It is here that Soldiers train to combat the top killer in both Iraq and Afghanistan - improvised explosive devices.

  • Fort Lewis teams with environmental groups to preserve habitat

    Oct 9, 2009

    Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife, Fort Lewis Forestry, Fort Lewis Fire Department, and The Nature Conservancy teamed up to reintroduce fire to the land to conserve the prairie habitat. The partnership is a first for the agencies.

  • Commentary: Help available to end domestic abuse

    Oct 9, 2009

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families.

  • Soldiers drop into local town

    Oct 9, 2009

    Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hit the field Sept. 19-25 to conduct a Joint Live Fire Exercise, designed to increase platoons' ability to plan, integrate, employ and control critical enablers into their mounted and dismounted maneuver operations.

  • Power managers get top recognition for defense acquisitions

    Oct 9, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Project Manager Mobile Electric Power has been chosen to receive the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for 2009 in the Program Management category. The achievement was based on two criteria: Power and Energy Reduction Initiatives, and Acquisition Process Re-engineering.

  • Mentoring the next generation

    Oct 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Reginald Brooks (right), an observer-controller-trainer with 3rd Battalion, 345th Training Support Combat Service/Combat Service Support (3/345th CSS), teaches terrain recognition to recruits and potential recruits from the Atlanta Army Recruiting Station Sept. 12 at Fort Gillem. Brooks joined fellow Soldiers from 3/345th CSS and the Atlanta Recruiting Station to instruct and mentor more than 60 recruits on basic Army warrior tasks.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem communities show educators appreciation

    Oct 9, 2009

    Courtesy photo Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander (center, in uniform), takes a photo with educators from throughout the metro-Atlanta school district during the Educators' Appreciation Recognition Reception held Sept. 12 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. More than 260 educators were recognized for their support to the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities.

  • Walkers prove you don't need snow to use poles

    Oct 9, 2009

    There's no snow on the ground, so why are some people bringing out the ski poles' It may look like a practical joke to the uninformed, but in actuality, the poles are part of the exercise regimen of Nordic pole walking. Nordic pole walking originated with Nordic skiing.

  • Bringing a lost Soldier home

    Oct 9, 2009

    The Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison Funeral Honors Team carries the casket of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth L. Stancil at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Oct. 2, prior to placing him in the hearse that will carry him home to Chattanooga, Tenn. Stancil went missing in action when his helicopter went down Dec. 28, 1965 during a re-supply mission in Vietnam. Stancil's remains were recovered earlier this year after 44 years of searching and negotiations with the Vietnamese government. He is survived by his daughter Renee Stancil Wells.

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