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  • Ordnance Opens First Doors to Training at Fort Lee

    Nov 25, 2009

    Ordnance leaders, students and community members gathered with the family of the late Maj. Gen. Jackson E. Rozier in one of the state-of-the-art training bays at the new Tactical Support Equipment Department building Nov. 20 for the official ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony.

  • Dining facility employees work hard on holidays

    Nov 25, 2009

    Many of us have fond childhood memories of great family gatherings on Thanksgiving Day with great food, family and conversation. On becoming a Soldier, I experienced unit gatherings at ...

  • Soldiers, Family Members Cut Ribbon on New Fort Stewart CDC

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers, Family Members, and Army Civilians gathered to celebrate the opening of the newest child development center on Fort Stewart, Nov. 20. The new center will care for 244 of the Army's youngest Family Members, who range in age from six weeks to five years old.

  • Adding a little kick: 22d Chemical Battalion takes physical fitness to a whole new level

    Nov 25, 2009

    Physical and mental fitness have long been pillars of the U.S. Army, so it is no surprise that Company A, 22d Chemical Battalion, (Technical Escort) gathered in the pre-dawn hours Nov. 6 for their workout. Like many other Army units, Company A is committed to being physically fit.

  • TF Marne Marks 3rd ID Celebration with 'Patch Ceremony'

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division honored its 92 years of service to the nation by recognizing combat service through a traditional "Patch Ceremony," on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Nov. 21.

  • 76th FA Leaders Apply Civil War Lessons to TodayAca,!a,,cs Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    Senior leaders of the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took a trip back in time to 1862 with a staff ride to the Fort Pulaski National Monument, Nov. 20.

  • Fallen Soldier Honored at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk

    Nov 25, 2009

    A good man, a good husband, a good father, and a great leader. Those were the words used to describe Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski by his battalion commander at the tree dedication ceremony in his honor at Warriors Walk, Nov. 19. Staff Sergeant Rudzinski, 28, of the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, was killed near Kandahar, Afghanistan, Oct. 16, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

  • BOSS troops share Thanksgiving tradition with German students

    Nov 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Fourth graders at a local German elementary school were able to get a little taste of celebrating Thanksgiving with a group of Soldiers who were willing to share the American tradition.

  • Gold Star Wives heal by helping others

    Nov 25, 2009

    Tomorrow evening, many Americans will gather around the table to take turns with family and friends, expressing what they are thankful for. Many families will convey their heartfelt gratitude recognizing the sacrifices of those serving our country. For some families, that sacrifice comes in the form of an empty seat, a place setting for a loved one who gave his or her life to protect the freedoms Americans enjoy. Few organizations exist that know about that sacrifice more intimately than the Gold Star Wives of America.

  • Waking up from a somber sleep of community engagement

    Nov 25, 2009

    Our nation, as well as our community, has suffered through the ebb and flow of providing proper recognition to our brave warriors. From the ticker-tape parades that followed V-E Day to the empty streets that welcomed many of our Vietnam Veterans home, each conflict helps to define who we are and how we want to be remembered. The Watervliet Arsenal, which has been providing support to our war fighters since 1813, is trying to rise from a somber sleep of community engagement brought on by nine reductions of the workforce that began in the 1990s.

  • Army's oldest NCO academy celebrates 60 years of excellence

    Nov 25, 2009

    The 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy celebrated its 60th Anniversary and has the unique distinction of being the first and oldest NCO Academy in the United States Army.

  • Warrior Country's finest basketball players take on SKY basketball team

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Serving Knowledge to Youth street ball basketball players came to Casey's Carey Physical Fitness Center Nov. 20 to visit Soldiers and Family members.

  • Air Force flies high over Army 16-6 in flag football game

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Air Force toppled Warrior Country 16-6 during the third annual Flag Football Championship held Nov. 21 in Schoonover Bowl.

  • New NCOs welcomed at Yongsan Garrison ceremony

    Nov 25, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - New U.S. Army leaders were welcomed to the NCO ranks Nov. 20 at a ceremony on Yongsan Army Garrison.

  • Casey Popeye's opens after renovation

    Nov 25, 2009

    Staying in the same location for the past 17 years with very little construction or changes having taken place, Kim, Myong-chol (second to the left), Popeye's store manager, holds up a ribbon that was cut for a special re-opening ceremony for the USAG-Casey Popeye's that underwent renovations for two weeks; accompanied with Kim in the ribbon cutting was Command Sgt. Major Nidal Saeed (left), USAG-Casey command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Richard Fromm (right), USAG-Casey commander, Nov. 17 in front of the USAG-Casey Popeye's. The eight-time award winning Popeye's location received brand new tiles, a paint job, a new ceiling, more tables to make the restaurant larger and the same as what an individual would see at a Popeye's restaurant in America. Ken Limtiaco, Army and Air Force Exchange Services area 1 manager, explained to both Fromm and Saeed that AAFES will be going through more construction in the USAG-Casey food court to continue to make Korea "the assignment of choice."

  • Soldiers gather turkeys at PBC

    Nov 25, 2009

    Pfc. William Gasper and Harmony Gasper pick up a turkey which was donated by Spring of Acacia Lodge in appreciation for Army families Nov 18 in the Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. Spring of Acacia Lodge, a non-military charity organization which branches out around the world, contributed turkeys and other holiday food ingredients for 24 Warrior Country families to celebrate Thanksgiving day.

  • Warriors run in honor of veterans on Casey

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Sunshine and excitement filled the air as more than 400 Soldiers lined up to participate in the Veteran's Day 5 kilometer run Nov. 11 in front of the Hanson Field House, USAGCasey.

  • Local children decide legal case on Casey

    Nov 24, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Kindergarten children reached a verdict in a court and operated a virtual tank when 53 Pullip Kindergarten School children were invited Nov. 13 to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General at USAG-Casey.

  • Soldiers post fast times at 8 mile 2009 Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge

    Nov 24, 2009

    More than 140 Soldiers from Warrior Country jump into action at the sound of the starting gun for the 2009 running of the Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge Nov. 14. The course is 8 miles long and Soldiers must carry a 35 pound rucksack on their backs.

  • Warrior advances to 8th Army table tennis championship

    Nov 24, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class William Waltrip is about to try a forehand stroke in the Table Tennis Tournament which took place Nov. 14 in the USAG-Red Cloud Physical Fitness Center. Waltrip placed 1 and advanced to the 8th Army Champaionship match on Camp Caroll with the other 8 winners from Area I. "I would tell anyone interested in getting better at Table tennis to get and read the book 'Table Tennis: Steps to Success' to learn the basic strokes, training, and tactics," Waltrip said, when asked to give a few tips for other table tennis players. "Then, I would recommend hooking up with a table tennis club. Clubs have a lot of good players that enjoy teaching others to play. Internet Table Tennis forums are also a good way to ask about the game and learn from established players."

  • Camp Stanley honors Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 24, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - In honor of our nation's rich history and diversity and with November being Native American Heritage Month, the Camp Stanley Community Activities Center brought Soldiers, Civilians and Family members together Nov. 13.

  • American Red Cross signs agreement with Korean Red Cross

    Nov 24, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - The American Red Cross extended their abilities to provide for Soldiers and Family members in Warrior Country by signing an exchange and cooperation agreement between the Korean Red Cross and the American Red Cross Nov. 6 at the USAG-Casey Community Activities Center

  • Warrior Country Family members take a Korean culture tour

    Nov 24, 2009

    GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea - More than 20 Warrior Country military spouses and children enjoyed a free tour with various cultural activities and traditional Korean food around Il-san and Yangju city, Gyeonggi Province Nov. 12 in recognition of Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Giving thanks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Soldiers and civilians who work at the Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to meet a Soldier whose life was saved because of the work done here.

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Fort Eustis celebrates covenant renewal with food, fun

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Fort Sill honors Family of the Year

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Defender Six: Remember safety, deployed Soldiers during Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • HIRED! program allows teen to learn more about childcare

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • CBRNE Command remembers one of their own

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Company E 16th discontinues in accordance with BRAC requirements

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Renovated Housing Referral Office focuses on newcomer needs

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • U.S. Army, Dutch share Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Czechs forge friendships with US veterans

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Travel safely, come home healthy

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Summer surge plans take shape

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Soto: 'Strive for your goals'

    Nov 24, 2009

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

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

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Native American spirit soars at luncheon

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Meal delivers taste of home to Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Grafenwoehr leaders stress it's OK to seek help

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Jammed up: Post leaders take on traffic troubles

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • CFC officials aim to reach goal as deadline nears

    Nov 24, 2009

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

  • Army wife wins 'Rising Star'

    Nov 23, 2009

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

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

    Nov 23, 2009

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

  • Army Community Service helps send aid to Afghans

    Nov 23, 2009

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

  • Leaders re-sign Covenant at Hohenfels

    Nov 23, 2009

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

  • Warner Barracks honors its veterans

    Nov 23, 2009

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

    Nov 21, 2009

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

  • Fall of the Wall remembered as 'thanksgiving'

    Nov 21, 2009

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

  • History through native eyes

    Nov 21, 2009

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

  • Warrior in transition finds success as Army civilian

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers steal show

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • 101st AirborneDivision HQ trains for next deployment

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • NCR looks to Marine Forces as vital component

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Sense Of Hope, Sense Of Honor

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Fort Bragg celebrates National American Heritage Month

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Board helps children get 'back on track'

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Staff has say in care

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Fort Bragg youngsters celebrate reading at picnic

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Artist uses talent to honor pilot

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Fayetteville Cares sends care packages to deployed Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • First Army celebrates Native American Heritage

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Training at Fort Bragg simulates real experiences

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Realistic training teaches Soldiers lifesaving skills

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Soldiers gather food for needy

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Parkview High School students send care packages

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Leading the pack by walking the distance

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Medal of Honor recipient still lives by Soldier creed

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Transportation fair to be held Monday

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Army recognizing service of Native Americans

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Soldiers graduate from qualification courses

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Program recognizes excellence in the Fort Benning community

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • WTB Soldiers embark on Olympic torch run

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Junior shooters from around nation sharpen skills at USAMU camp

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Army combatives program changes lesson plan

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • 'Giving blood saves lives'

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 20, 2009

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

  • Students 'race against the clock' in field

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 20, 2009

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

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

    Nov 19, 2009

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

  • 715th MI Bn Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 19, 2009

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

  • Secretary McHugh impressed by visit to National Training Center

    Nov 19, 2009

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

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 19, 2009

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

  • 'Forging Sabre' helps develop ties with allies

    Nov 19, 2009

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

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

    Nov 19, 2009

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