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  • Area I celebrates Christmas with tree lighting ceremonies

    Dec 9, 2009

    Christmas tree lightings throughout Area I in South Korea

  • Warrior Country Officers over NCOs 26-14 in Turkey Bowl

    Dec 9, 2009

    The Warrior Country Noncommissioned officers flag football team came up short against the Officer's team 14-26 in the first ever Turkey Bowl, NCO's vs. Officers game Nov. 25, on the USAG-RC soccer field.

  • Java Cafe opens in Gateway on Casey

    Dec 9, 2009

    (From left to right) Avelina Richardson, Gateway Club manager, Command Sgt. Maj. John Fortune, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team command sergeant major, Col. Thomas Graves, 1HBCT commander, Oh, Sea-chang, Dongducheon City mayor, Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey command sergeant major cut a ribbon in celebration of a reopening ceremony for the USAG-Casey Gateway Club Dec. 1, 2009. The renovations done on the Gateway Club were particulary made to extend the patio and dining area in the Java Cafe for Soldiers and their Family members to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee outdoors in warm weather.

  • King and 8 over 10 and 2 win Hold'em Tournament

    Dec 9, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Brian Simecek drew Kings and 8s to win the annual Texas Hold'em Championship held Nov. 28 by USAG-Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.

  • ASAP trains NCOs on Casey

    Dec 9, 2009

    USAG RED CLOUD, South Korea - In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, the Army provides the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program to help Soldiers struggling with all kinds of substance abuse including alcohol and drugs, illicit and over-the-counter. There are five components of ASAP: prevention and outreach, risk reduction, testing, treatment and rehabilitation, and suicide prevention.

  • Soldiers beautify Red Cloud during Fall Cleanup

    Dec 9, 2009

    Pfc. Sung, Min-kyu, Sgt. Jang, Youngkwang and Sgt. Do, Hyung-jin help rake leaves at the Headquarters Headquarters Company USAG-RC barracks during the 2009 Fall Clean Up Nov. 30. The Fall Clean Up lasted for an entire week as Soldiers in Warrior Country prepared their living quarters and work sections for the upcoming fall and winter seasons while in Korea.

  • CHRA deputy visits command on Red Cloud

    Dec 9, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-RC commander and Richard Davis (left), USAG-RC deputy commander, spoke with Leopold Toledo (second from the left), Civilian Human Resources Agency far east regional director, Clifford Dickman (middle), CHRA deputy director, and Geraldine Jones (second from the right), USAG-RC Civilian Personnel Advisory Center director, during Dickman's visit to Area 1 Dec. 7 at the USAG-RC command group building. Dickman spoke after meeting with Jackson about the importance of his visit because "understanding the commander's intent and understanding what is important to them will help us better plan to meet their requirements and needs."

  • Analyzing operations at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2009

  • Shinseki discusses Sesame Street TLC initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2006, Sesame Workshop launched a groundbreaking, bilingual (English/Spanish), multiphase, multimedia initiative for young children and their military families called "Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)."

  • 'Sesame Street Live' brings furry friends to Schofield

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most adorable children's characters and his furry monster friends will be making a stopover in the islands this holiday season, hoping to add a little magic to the lives of military families.

  • Army youths act out on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Eight Army children are performing onstage, here, at Richardson Theatre, Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, in the Broadway musical "High School Musical 2."

  • 'Shadow Walker' leaves imprint on people

    Dec 8, 2009

    Felipe Rose, one of the founders of the Village People musical group, spoke to a gathering at Fort Monmouth as part of Hispanic and American Indian Heritage cultural awareness training.

  • Veterans make smooth transition, provide wealth of experience

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Like the old adage, "You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy," many veterans have found it near impossible to truly leave military service following retirement.

  • First IMCOM command sergeant major retires

    Dec 8, 2009

    PENTAGON -- After a 36-year career that featured many firsts, Command Sgt. Maj. Debra L. Strickland retired at a ceremony here Dec. 3.

  • First-ever live town hall to air

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army-Hawaii (USARHAW) Soldiers and family members will have the opportunity to ask questions on the air during the first-ever, live, televised town hall forum, here, Dec. 17.

  • Lecture reveals sacred past of 'Legendary Lands of Wahiawa'

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The always-informative Native Hawaiian Lecture Series resumed, Nov. 20, at the Nehelani, here, as military leaders and families received a geography lesson about the lands on which several U.S. Army installations now sit.

  • Students make MOUT meaningful

    Dec 8, 2009

    Tracking down a high-value target while walking unfamiliar streets, occupied by a foreign people who, for all intents and purposes, may not trust you can be tough even for the most seasoned squad leader, especially with new Soldiers in tow.

  • Connecting with family

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Ann Bean, and her sons, Elijah (left), 11, and Micah (right), 13 get ready to record a 10-minute holiday Web message to their father, who is deployed, Chief Warrant Officer Keith Bean, tactical operations officer and Chinook pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during OperationAca,!E+Best Wishes at Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, here, Nov. 24.

  • Tropic Homecoming

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For one evening, the happiest place on Earth wasn't Disneyland, but right here at Sills Field, Nov. 19.

  • Hawaii dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving competition

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Spc. Terry Nowak strolled in to the Warrior Inn Dining Facility (DFAC), here, Monday, looking amazingly alert for someone who had spent the last few days slaving over a tiny town, and building it up from scratch.

  • Hawaii: DPW's Kumabe earns prestigious Stalwart Award

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master planner Michael Kumabe would have been perfectly content to live his professional life in the shadow of the facilities and infrastructure projects he helps develop for the U.S. Army in the Pacific.

  • Holiday lights

    Dec 8, 2009

    The U.S. flag waves in front of the Christmas tree at the Dix Annex at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, during the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 3.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Yama Sakura opens in spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship.

  • IMCOM wins Army Lean Six Sigma award

    Dec 7, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Installation Management Command was recognized Nov. 24 at the Pentagon for continued successful Lean Six Sigma implementation.

  • Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary receives gold star

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary School is awarded a Gold Star as part of Operation Caring Classroom.

  • Girl Scouts help Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cole Service Unit Girl Scouts served Soldiers living in Benner Barracks a Thanksgiving Day dinner. The 71 Girl Scouts either prepared part of the meal or helped serve during the meal held in the barracks day room. The Cole Service Unit includes six Girl Scout Troops ranging from kindergarten Daisies to middle school Cadets.

  • Mission Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade stood in formation in the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center waiting to be released to San Antonio area Families for Thanksgiving Day activities. Another 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade boarded buses taking them to the Valero Corporation hanger for Thanksgiving Dinner, football games and parades on multiple television screens, plus lots of thank-you greetings from Valero volunteers.

  • Shoplifting may result in loss of AAFES privileges

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has stepped up surveillance and is taking every precaution to prevent shoplifting. According to U.S. Army Grafenwoehr Civilian Misconduct Action Authority statistics in 2009, larceny is second only to assault as the most frequent civilian misconduct charge in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities.

  • Community celebrates the season, Germans, Americans share holiday traditions

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The colors of August have fallen to the ground, decorations abound at every store, "wintery" weather fills the air and the humming of Christmas tunes can be heard on every corner. Despite the cold, drizzling rain, this holiday spirit held strong for nearly 600 revelers who attended U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's annual tree lighting ceremony in the Main Post PX parking lot, Dec. 1. The following day, more than 500 community members attended the Rose Barracks tree lighting ceremony.

  • Big Thanks for a Job Well Done

    Dec 7, 2009

    Tina Johnston, procurement analyst, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii has been recognized by the Army Staff for her valued assistance with contractor and government reporting requirements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 413th received more than 40 tasking/clarifications on how the Army reports dollars spent for projects awarded utilizing funds under the ARRA program. The Army in Hawaii and Alaska currently has 92 FY-09 projects with a value of $63 million. These projects directly support Army installation and family needs.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Dec 5, 2009

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Beckett said a final farewell to his former commander and lifelong friend, retired Col. Lewis Millett, along with more than 300 other veterans, family members, servicemen and women and friends at the Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday.

  • Experts allay employee pay angst

    Dec 4, 2009

    Speculation over the conversion from cost-of-living allowances (COLA) to locality pay for federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories was quieted a bit as a result of town hall style forums held at Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • Senior Soldiers Serve Thanksgiving Feast To Troops

    Dec 4, 2009

    Where are you from'" Maj. Gen. Jim Myles asked each of the young Soldiers as he filled their plates with ham. Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, was among the servers Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at the Dining Facility during the annual Thanksgiving feast for the troops. The others included Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. It's a tradition throughout the Army that the senior Soldiers serve the Thanksgiving meal to the troops.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Cancer-stricken boy becomes honorary Ranger

    Dec 4, 2009

    CAMP FRANK B. MERRILL, Ga. - His pale face and the scar on the back of his head are indications that Kenny Stewart is seriously ill. A year ago, the 8-year-old was diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors. One was surgically removed, but two others remain.

  • Fort Bragg names 2009 Family of the Year

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg announced its 2009 Family of the Year during a ceremony held at Fort Bragg's Main Post Chapel, Thursday.

  • World War II Told In Words of Veterans

    Dec 4, 2009

    The best way to understand World War II is through the words of a veteran who actually lived the fight, experienced the battlefield and saw the ugly carnage left behind by a blood-thirsty and threatening enemy. That's the premise of a new book - "Through Eyes of Courage" - recently published by well-known military activist, author and radio personality David Carney and his wife, historian and author Judy Carney. Through the stories of 26 World War II veterans, their book shares a variety of experiences from that war. Every story honors all veterans and the sacrifices they made. And to further honor the veterans, the Carneys are donating all profits from the book to the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight, a program that flies WW II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to see their memorial.

  • DESC conducts fuel delivery exercise at Fort Polk

    Dec 4, 2009

    When a disaster occurs, one of the first items needed to ensure a rapid recovery is fuel. Whether it's law enforcement, rescuers or other emergency officials, without fuel to reach those who are in danger, the effect of a disaster is magnified. To test a local contractor's ability to transport fuel in the event of a presidential-declared emergency, representatives from the U.S. Army's Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., paid a visit to Fort Polk Dec. 1.

  • 1st Bn, 353rd Inf Reg conducts assessment in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2009

    During a theater assessment reconnaissance to Iraq from Nov. 3-13, members of Fort Polk's 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade visited camps and forward operating bases in Kuwait and Baghdad. The contingent focused on three areas: To coordinate and synchronize combat advisor training efforts, increase in-theater relevancy and currency and validate course curriculum.

  • The End Of The 'McCorkle Era'

    Dec 4, 2009

    Thanks to Dr. Bill McCorkle, Redstone Arsenal's Thanksgiving week began with a visit from a prestigious group of local, state and national dignitaries, including the mayors of Huntsville and Madison, several retired and active Army generals, Rep. Parker Griffith and Sen. Richard Shelby. They gathered with employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 to congratulate McCorkle on 52 years of civilian service in leading the development of missile, aviation and simulation technology at Redstone. And they sent him into retirement with a rousing rendition of the Army Song. Thanking those in attendance for "all this attention," McCorkle, 81, spent his moments at the podium not glorifying himself, but attempting to throw the attention back on the employees who are committed to AMRDEC's role in supporting the war fighter. "There are a lot of people here who continue to contribute tremendously to what we've done together," he said. "I want to thank you for the opportunity I've had to participate in the many changes that have occurred, particularly since 1980." In November of that year, McCorkle was selected for the dual role as the technical director of the then Missile Command (now Aviation and Missile Command) and the director of the then Army Missile Laboratory (now the 3,100-employee AMRDEC). Since coming to work for the Army at Redstone Arsenal in 1957, McCorkle has had significant involvement in nearly every Army rocket and missile development program, and has established himself and AMRDEC as an international leader in aviation and missile technology.

  • Fort Polk DES trains for quick reaction

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - The shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, which left 13 Soldiers and civilians dead and dozens wounded, probably raised questions for many Soldiers and Families across the Army.

  • Force protection regulations set standards for contractor employees

    Dec 4, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Contract employees serve many roles on Army installations. You name it, they do it.

  • A forum for all - own hall meetings chance for Soldiers, Family members to discuss installation issu

    Dec 4, 2009

    Fort Bragg has many checks and balances in place. The town hall meeting held Monday is one that addresses issues relevant to the installation, Soldiers and their Families. According to Col. Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, more than 30 issues were submitted for discussion within the past two to three months.

  • Miss Claudia puts Solders, families through tough times

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"They're like who are you going to see' Miss Claudia! She's going to kill you, she's going to hurt you," said Mejia, Goldner manager. "I'm not here to kill anybody, and I'm not going to hurt anybody. I'm here to help people reach their goals." How she helps them may seem like torture but afterward she said they are always grateful.

  • Fort Bragg to build new schools

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The fall of 2011 is going to bring good things for Fort Bragg schools. The Linden Oaks housing area will have its own elementary and middle school, and students attending Irwin Intermediate School on Fort Bragg will go to classes in a new building. The new schools will help meet the anticipated growth in the student population and meet the needs of Fort Bragg Families.

  • Riggers: "Making the 'Airborne' airborne"

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Muslims observe festival, pilgrimage

    Dec 4, 2009

    This month, 1.3 billion Muslims from around the world - over 7 million of them in the U.S., including 10,000 armed servicemembers - will begin observing activities associated with the annual religious pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Hajj is the fifth of the five main "pillars" of the Islamic faith (the other "pillars" include the declaration of faith, five daily prayers, charity and fasting during the month of Ramadan). Hajj activities take place during six days, from the eighth to the 13th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.

  • Fort Bragg projects make season brighter for military Families

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Many Soldiers spend much of their lives giving of their time to others. Now is the time of year when efforts are being made to give something back to Soldiers and their Families. The Holiday Hearts Program, Operation Homefront Toy Shop and Chaplain Soldier and Family Fund are three projects that will make this Christmas warmer for military Families.

  • New training method produces better marksmen

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Sgt. Barry Crossman was in the zone, knocking down knee-high targets 250 and 300 meters away and bouncing shots of the torso-sized Iron Maiden target 300 meters distant.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 4, 2009

    The 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade finished a two-month, intensive training cycle with platoon-level situational training exercises which ran from Nov. 9 through 13 at Fort Bragg's Freedom City training range.

  • Fort Bragg NCO tries out for Army bowling team

    Dec 4, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers get to combine the Army with bowling. Sgt. Brian Noel si competing for a spot on the All-Army Bowling Team, made up of only eight Soldiers; four male and four female. Two years ago, Noel took one of those four coveted spots. He represented the Army in the Armed Forces Bowling Competition in Hawaii. Three things take up most of Noel's time: his Family, the Army and bowling. On Saturdays, Noel is able to combine two of those three when he bowls with his wife, Amanda, and four sons.

  • Soldier makes music because of band OJT program

    Dec 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Richmond, a graduate of the Army Band's On The Job Training Program is a skilled professional. His principal tools are his Euphonium, a mellow toned, higher pitched member of the tuba family, and his M-16. He performs at professional football games, as well as other exciting venues, and is the band's human resources administrator. In addition to his responsibilities with the band, he maintains his proficiency as a Soldier.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier embraces spirit of giving

    Dec 4, 2009

    Sgt. Shauntel Stewart has served in the military since joining the Army Reserves in 2002 and three years later, she went on active duty. Over the years, Stewart said the community has always given to Soldiers, and she wants to return the favor. As a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representative for the 7th Transportation Battalion, Stewart championed a food drive for shelters in the area.

  • Military spouses eligible for hiring preference

    Dec 4, 2009

    Did you know military spouses are allowed to skip "competitive process" for Federal employment' The process began Sept. 11, 2009 and is allowing some military spouses to apply for federal jobs without going through the normal "competitive process."

  • SECARMY visits Fort Carson

    Dec 4, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Carson to talk with Soldiers and leaders.

  • Fort Gordon library speeds up checkout

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - Checking out a book from the Woodworth Consolidated Library has become faster and simpler after fine-tuning the self-checkout system to work with the millennium cataloging system which debuted in September. Woodworth is the first Army-wide library to operate the system without error.

  • Woman with local roots wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, Lisa Pratt, returned to some very familiar territory. Sunday she belted Miley Cirus' hit song "The Climb" at Lawton's First Assembly Church to a congregation that has heard her talents since she was 12 years old.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Stepping toward honor

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Carson Soldiers share Thanksgiving with community

    Dec 4, 2009

    For the last 20 years, Soldiers from Fort Carson have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving meals in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

  • Fort Carson celebrates 10 years of privatized housing

    Dec 4, 2009

    On Nov. 17, Fort Carson celebrated 10 years of privatized housing, the first privatized housing project in the U.S. Army.

  • Signal leaders inform status of the regiment

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Flu shots advised for pregnant women

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With flu season in full swing, Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare providers are encouraging people to take preventive measures seriously, especially pregnant women.

  • Historic Photos have stories to tell

    Dec 4, 2009

    I take issue with the old adage "a picture's worth a thousand words." Not really. Imagine the Bayonet without cutlines.

  • Fort Benning ups recycling efforts

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's recycling center has cranked up again in Harmony Church as post environmental officials plan for a permanent facility to be built nearby in three years.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment Ranger receives Silver Star for combat actions

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Valor is defined as boldness or determination in the face of great danger; it is the quality which enables a man to encounter danger with courage and personal bravery.

  • 75th Ranger Regt. on target in shooting competition

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Two NCOs from the 75th Ranger Regiment competed in the 2009 Rifles Only Shooter Bash Competition Nov. 6-7 in Kingsville, Texas. SGT Christopher Wooten and SGT Nicholas Irving, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regt., placed first and second, respectively.

  • Ranger students get swamped in Florida

    Dec 4, 2009

    Murky swamp water, cold temperatures and a heavy downpour weren't enough to dispel the motivation of more than 140 U.S. Army Ranger School students in their final week of training near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Bamberg schools address deployment impact

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Bamberg Elementary and Middle/High School faculties have initiated a number of programs to support students dealing with the multiple stages of a parent's deployment.

  • German, U.S. law enforcers share expertise

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To teach the best methods, one should learn from the source. That's what Military Police from the 1st Armored Division and 501st Military Police Company did Nov. 18 during an orientation and training observation tour of the West Hessen Polizei headquarters and training center.

  • Game show tests safety know-how

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Joe Michalkiewicz knows what you're thinking when it comes to safety briefings. ... They're boring.

  • AWAG conferences offer opportunities for all community members

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The American Women's Activities Germany invites all community members to participate in special day-long conferences aimed at enhancing volunteer skills and opportunities.

  • Commentary: Spouse support network helps writer cope with deployments

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Coping with deployment is a necessary part of life for Army spouses who deal with 12-15-month deployments every other year. Being in a foreign country makes it more difficult.

  • SPEAKING FOR WOMEN

    Dec 3, 2009

    Throughout her career, Kathy Hawk has had mentors. Yet, many of the professionals she sought out for guidance and assistance didn't even know they were viewed in that way. Looking back on a civilian and military career that has taken her to the Pentagon, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and Iraq, Hawk said most of her mentors were established with professionals she respected and admired through her own informal workplace process. "I had no formal mentor that helped carry me through my career because I worked here and I worked there," said Hawk, who is the chairwoman of the Political Science Department at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and a Navy Reserve commander and executive officer. "Sometimes formal programs create artificial structures. Mentors are people who sincerely want to help others and that's how, in many ways, the bonding starts." Hawk, who spoke at the Women in Defense Mentorship Luncheon on Nov. 6, urged the 85 women attending the event to be mentors in their everyday lives to younger professional women and men who need guidance in their careers.

  • '90 Minutes' Is Message Of Hope And Healing

    Dec 3, 2009

    There's an old saying that "dead men don't talk." But this is a story about a dead man who did plenty of talking -- and living and breathing - after a car crash that became the impetus for his bestselling book "90 Minutes In Heaven - A True Story of Death and Life." Don Piper is, indeed, a walking miracle, even if some may find it hard to believe he actually went to heaven after a car crash with an 18-wheeler and then returned to life to share his story. That accident crushed nearly every bone in Piper's body, severed two of his limbs and caused emergency personnel to pronounce him dead at the scene. He shared his story with an audience of more than 100 at Redstone Arsenal's Bicentennial Chapel on Nov. 17. "I believe God answers prayers. I believe God is in the miracle business," Piper said. "I'm standing here at Redstone Arsenal because a lot of people prayed and God said 'Yes.' "Sometimes God says 'No.' Sometimes he says 'Maybe.' Sometimes he gives us more than we ask for. But no matter what, He wants to hear from us and that's what prayer is. Prayer is not just asking for stuff. It's about talking to God. God wants to hear from his children." Piper's story is riveting, curious, inspiring and, downright, heavenly. Piper, who grew up in a military family, captivated the Bicentennial Chapel audience as he recounted his experience of that fateful day in January 1989.

  • NCO Soldier wins 2010 AMEDDC&S Best Warrior competition

    Dec 3, 2009

    The 2010 Army Medical Department Center and School Best Warrior Competition winner, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Santiago-Perez, represented the Noncommissioned Officer Academy for the third year. Santiago-Perez is an instructor with the Senior Leaders Course.

  • Fort Sam Houston Fire Explorers en fuego at Alamo Area competition

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Fort Sam Houston Fire Department's Fire Explorers Post 1876 was red hot at the inaugural Alamo Area Fire Explorer Competition Nov. 14, winning two of the four events. Held at the San Antonio College First Responders Academy in Von Ormy, Texas, the FSH team was pitted against 13 teams from seven fire exploring posts throughout the area.

  • New annex dedicated for Marine wounded warriors

    Dec 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the Marine Annex at Brooke Army Medical Center Nov. 23 for wounded, injured and ill Marine warriors, Family members and the Marine Patient Affairs Team as a place to call their own.

  • 'Greener' targets safer for Soldiers, environment

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Fort Huachuca's range is going green, in order to protect the environment, sustain the range program and keep Soldiers safer on the range and in the field. On Nov. 23, EOD Technology, Inc. personnel began implementing a program called Range Exchange, which consists of removing old tank and truck body targets, from Ranges 9 and 12.

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • Pearl Harbor veteran recalls war stories

    Dec 3, 2009

    Curt Head remembers Dec. 7, 1941, vividly. The then-20-year-old Navy petty officer second class and his shipmates had just finished breakfast around 8 a.m. and were considering attending a local football game when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

  • Holiday Scenes

    Dec 3, 2009

  • Belvoir celebrates with lights, concert, Messiah

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Fort Belvoir residents, employees and local community members have at least three wise opportunities this weekend to enjoy the spirit of the season without having to battle traffic, mall parking lots or general, all-around, pre-holiday chaos. Friday is Belvoir's annual Belvoir Holiday Tree-Lighting, which begins at 5 p.m. at Belvoir Chapel.

  • Enlisted Soldiers dominate superiors in Eagle Bowl

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT BELOVOIR, Va. -- In the Army chain of command, enlisted Soldiers usually don't have the chance to get back at their commanding officers, but once a year at Fort Belvoir, the command team faces off with their men as equals on the football field.

  • Early filing speeds VA ratings

    Dec 3, 2009

    In response to an issue raised during October's Army Family Action Plan conference, Army Career and Alumni Program staff encourages Soldiers to learn the Veterans Affairs' disability ratings process before they separate or retire from the service. During the conference, some Soldiers told AFAP committee members it took up to 18 months to receive their disability ratings, far too long in their opinions, ACAP Transition Services Manager Bryan Tharpe said.

  • Top performers: garrison honors Employees of the Month

    Dec 3, 2009

    The garrison Employees of the Month for October, November and December were honored in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the Solomon Center. The employees will also be honored at graduation Friday.

  • Be a 'flu fighter' -- Handwashing key to staying healthy during cold season

    Dec 3, 2009

    The old phrase, "whistle while you work," can also apply to proper hygiene. Post health officials stress making cleanliness a priority during Handwashing Awareness Week, Monday through Dec. 12, and say humming a few tunes along the way can help.

  • Post celebrates families

    Dec 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson recognized the contributions 20 families have made to the community during the Family of the Year ceremony Nov. 23 at the Solomon Center.

  • Crystal Clear: Today's mess creates tomorrow's memories

    Dec 3, 2009

    For the past two weeks, all I can think about is food. Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans with rice, turkey and mixed vegetables. It has become my obsession.

  • Parting shots: MEDDAC steps up H1N1 vaccinations

    Dec 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's fight against H1N1 is in full swing, and all Soldiers are expected to be vaccinated against that strain of the flu virus by block leave, health officials said this week.

  • Newlin: 'Set the example'

    Dec 3, 2009

    At his core, 1st Sgt. Mark Newlin believes every Soldier should do his or her very best.

  • Arbor Day event honors fallen Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    Two recently planted oak trees in Fort Jackson's Gate 1 traffic circle represent two things: Soldiers' sacrifice and the necessity of conserving South Carolina's forestry industry.

  • 193rd 'top chefs' share their recipes

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Soldiers and family members who helped create the 193rd Infantry Brigade's new cookbook say there is a something in the book to satisfy every palate.

  • Belgians recall protecting their soil 65 years ago during Battle of Bulge

    Dec 3, 2009

    BELGIUM - It was the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. Germans were advancing into Belgium, and the supplies they needed to strengthen their force were close at hand, until the bravery of a lone rifle company helped halt their advance.

  • Teens told 'this is your group, your day' at Teen AFAP

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - With lots of munchies, juice, and the opportunity to get out of daily class schedules, about 16 high school students from Fort Sam Houston's Cole High School and Steele High School in Cibolo participated in the annual Teen Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 1.

  • Family presides over brigader promotion on Red Cloud

    Dec 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell (right), his wife Robbie (center) and mother Anna (left) smile in appreciation as his brigadier general flag unfurls.

  • President addresses troops on first visit

    Dec 2, 2009

    President Barack Obama addresses multinational troops before his departure from Korea on the last visit of his Asia tour on Osan Nov. 19. Sgt. Randy Gray, Co. A, BSTB, 2nd Infantry Division NCO of the year, introduced the President. He gave a speech thanking Soldiers for their service and spoke on topics such as Stop Loss, which gives more time for Soldiers to spend time with their Families between deployments and approving a temporary increase of personnel for the Army, and more money to be spent by the military. The President spoke about taking care of Families, child care, pay increases, and applauded tour normalization in Korea.