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  • Sergeant major leaves 'Silver' lining in legacy

    Oct 9, 2009

    Soldiers throughout the Army are versed in the battles they face while defending their country. In this time of war, the risk of life or limb is prevalent as Soldiers rotate in and out of combat zones. Tough, hard-charging sergeants major are a vital component in the Army's battle against terrorism and are a guiding force for the NCO corps, referred to as the backbone of the Army.

  • Forts Mcpherson/Gillem celebrate Hispanic American contributions

    Oct 9, 2009

  • Training area expands preparing the joint, NATO force

    Oct 9, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium-Military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are at a shifting point. The number of boots on the ground in Iraq is decreasing, while the needed force strength in Afghanistan is under review. As the operations evolve, so do the methods of training troops.

  • 'Tuscan Sun' exercise tests Italian, American emergency response

    Oct 9, 2009

    It was just another quiet and warm October morning with Italian and American personnel arriving at their workplace and students beginning their lessons when at 8:15 a.m. a vehicle exploded in the Commissary parking lot. Fortunately, this was part of the Camp Darby annual force protection exercise. But, unlike previous year's exercises, this one was in conjunction with the local Italian civil defense exercise.

  • Extreme sports help combat veterans cope

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - With specks of paint dotting the side of his face, SPC David Tuiteleleapaga could do nothing but laugh when he was the first Soldier eliminated during a second round of paintball Sept. 29 with troops from the 988th Military Police Company. A few minutes later, the rest of Tuiteleleapaga's team was defeated and they marched out of the woods at Fort Benning's Woodlands Paintball Area covered in orange and purple paint. Despite losing for the second time in a row against the red team, the yellow team was all smiles.

  • Soldiers build 'strong bonds'

    Oct 8, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers of the 189th Infantry Brigade and their Families. Brigade Chaplain, Lt. Col. Philip Futoran, hosted a "Strong Bonds," marriage and single Soldiers' seminar Sept. 25 to 27 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The marriage seminar was based on the book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Stephen R. Covey.

  • Pies

    Oct 8, 2009

    Nineteen thousand and six hundred apple pies were donated to Soldiers and their Families. Pies for Patriots will be held again Nov. 6 and 7 and will feature pumpkin pies. For more information, call 396-1024.

  • Solar funny car revs up Fort Bragg's Sports USA

    Oct 8, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from all over Fort Bragg came to see driver Jeff Arend and the DHL Toyota Solar funny car at Sports USA, Sept. 16. A funny car is a type of car used for drag racing.

  • Ceremony officially recognizes organization's operational status

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Army celebrated the official full operational capability status of the Army Contracting Command and its subordinate commands with a ceremony on the Army Materiel Command Parade Ground, Fort Belvoir, Va. Created after the need for a dedicated Army contracting command was identified in the 2007 independent report, Aca,!A"Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management In Expeditionary Operations,Aca,!A? also known as the Gansler Commission Report, ACC, AMCAca,!a,,cs newest major subordinate command, brought contracting capabilities from existing Army organizations into a new structure that focuses on professional, ethical, efficient and responsive contracting operations.

  • Initiative rewards military residents for conserving energy

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a Department of Defense initiative, Soldiers and their families living in on-post housing now have the opportunity to see green when they go green by saving gas and electricity.

  • Fort Bragg hosts joint, multi-national training exercise

    Oct 8, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26, to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • Fort Bragg women win second Ten-Miler title

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Fort Bragg active duty women's Army 10-Miler team brought home gold for the second year in a row Sunday with a time of 4:38:01. The Fort Bragg active duty men's team placed sixth in their division and eighteenth overall with a time of 4:02:39.

  • Play reaches out to abuse victims

    Oct 8, 2009

    The woman she sees in her bleaker yesterdays is unrecognizable to her now, almost a stranger. For one, her fear is gone and there is strength in its place. She is outgoing again and pursuing dreams that for so long an abusive husband kept frozen in a life of total control and violence. What's more, she's doing her part to help people in the community suffering or recovering from domestic violence. Carolyn Louise Herring Moore, a playwright, military spouse, and Colorado Springs, Colo., native, is bringing her play, "Women Shoptalk While Real Men Wait," to Fayetteville State University's Seabrook Auditorium, Oct. 31.

  • Hybrid vehicles help cut base emissions

    Oct 8, 2009

    The use of commercial hybrid vehicles is helping to reduce Fort Bragg's carbon footprint and America's dependency on foreign oil.

  • Fort Bragg police increase cell phone enforcement

    Oct 8, 2009

    A decision to answer your cell phone while driving on Fort Bragg can be a costly one and sometimes a deadly one. Not only does talking on a cell phone distract drivers while behind the wheel, causing them to drift out of their lanes or brake too quickly, it is also a violation of post regulations.

  • Baseball

    Oct 8, 2009

    Josh Allyn and Thomas Troutman have been playing baseball for more than a decade, but neither is old enough for a driver's license. Josh, 15, and Thomas, 14, were recently selected to play for the Reebok U.S. Specialty Sports Association 15 and under baseball team. Each understands that being a member of this team will be hard work, but this is nothing new for the boys, who grew up in Army households.

  • Contract awarded for new military housing at Fort McCoy

    Oct 8, 2009

    A contract to build 23 new houses at Fort McCoy, Wis., has been awarded.

  • Fort Irwin's Soldier of the Quarter is Evelyn Scott

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Fort Irwin NCO of the Quarter is Sgt. Matthew Squires

    Oct 8, 2009

  • 33rd Brigade Combat Team completing demobilization at Fort McCoy

    Oct 8, 2009

    About 3,000 Soldiers from the 33rd Brigade Combat Team were at Fort McCoy, Wis., for the last days of their one-year tour of duty. The 33rd, from the Illinois Army National Guard, demobilized at Fort McCoy with units spread out during a four-month period.

  • Combat medic course concludes year's stay at Fort McCoy

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Training, rehearsals aim to start RISTs on the right foot

    Oct 8, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With Installation Management Command entering the initial operating capability (IOC) phase of its transformation, the command called on the Army Management Staff College to host a new, two-week Training Course.

  • Year of the NCO speaker at Fort McCoy exemplifies 'train as you fight'

    Oct 8, 2009

    Training as you fight and taking positive actions were keys for a Silver Star recipient who was well received by a Fort McCoy, Wis., audience during a Sept. 25 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) event. Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske, only the fifth U.S. Army Reserve Soldier to receive the Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, said his actions were a great credit to his training and the NCOs who served as his trainers and mentors.

  • Tournament sponsors golf for local schools, WTU

    Oct 8, 2009

    Approximately 200 golfers attended the sixth annual Clark Cares Open Golf Tournament Sept. 30 at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club. Originally known as the Clark-Pinnacle Classic, the tournament has transformed its name but has still endured a tremendous amount of success in six years. This year was no different. The 2009 tournament raised more than $140,000 for donation to area schools and the Soldier Family Assistance Center.

  • Belvoir runners unite behind Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 8, 2009

    As in years past, Fort Belvoir had a solid cadre of runners who participated in Sunday's Army Ten-Miler. The group included a mix of athletes who had run the Ten-Miler in the past with the Belvoir team and others who had not.

  • Prost! to Oktoberfest

    Oct 8, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration wrapped up Sunday - the same day as Military Appreciation Day. The four-day event had all the trimmings of a traditional Oktoberfest, including a Volksmarch, live music, German foods, plenty of smiles and enough beer to satisfy one's palate.

  • DeWitt receives second flu vaccine shipment

    Oct 8, 2009

    DeWitt Army Community Hospital health care workers received a second shipment of the seasonal flu vaccine Friday. Included in the shipment was a limited supply of the injectable form of the vaccine, which was split between other health care facilities in the DeWitt Health Care Network such as Fairfax, Fort A.P. Hill, Woodbridge and Rader clinics.

  • Mildred Muhammed speaks out

    Oct 8, 2009

    "Domestic violence is not just physical. It is emotional, verbal, psychological, economic, stalking and sexual assault. Unfortunately, physical violence is the one that gets most people's attention and only 20 percent of domestic violence is physical, where as 80 percent is not," said Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of convicted "D.C. Sniper" John Muhammad.

  • Schinnen partnership produces environmental benefits

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a productive partnership with host nation environmental authorities, USAG Schinnen's Environmental Division meets regulatory mandates while protecting rare and endangered species.

  • Post gets proactive with flu meetings

    Oct 8, 2009

    Get immunized, practice good hygiene and stay home if you're experiencing flu-like symptoms.

  • Post fights flu with prevention, education

    Oct 8, 2009

    Health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 strains of the influenza virus.

  • Mom decides to give flu vaccine a shot

    Oct 8, 2009

    I have always been a skeptic. And when I first heard about the new H1N1 vaccine, my skepticism kicked into high gear.

  • IT organization changes affiliation, name

    Oct 8, 2009

    As of Oct. 1, Fort Jackson no longer has a Directorate of Information Management. Instead, DOIM is now known as the U.S. Army Signal Network Enterprise Center, or NEC.

  • Vanguard Soldiers Take Ultimate MP Challenge

    Oct 8, 2009

    Three Vanguard Brigade Soldiers faced off against their regiment's best in an intense competition held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 15-19.

  • 3rd ID Deployment Honored With Ceremony in Hinesville

    Oct 8, 2009

    As the 3rd Infantry Division prepares for its record fourth deployment, the Hinesville community prepares to help and support the unit's Soldiers any way it can. The city held a rededication ceremony at Victory Park in Hinesville, Oct. 1.

  • Alter ego: Army spouse skates for roller derby team

    Oct 8, 2009

    By day, they're prim and proper stay-at-home moms, teachers, college students, waitresses, reporters, even scientists. But in the afternoon and on weekdays, these gentle ladies don their roller skates, pads, helmets and uniforms then hit the rink - and as many of their opponents as possible. Julie "Souxsie Skoolyard" Harrison, Army spouse and member of the Savannah Derby Devils, was looking for something physically challenging and fun when she joined the Devils four months ago.

  • ATC staff sergeant earns honor at Basic NCO Course; grateful for chance to help today's, tomorr

    Oct 8, 2009

  • German fest gets fiery flair

    Oct 8, 2009

    Saturday, Isabel Cardwell was awakened by the smell of smoke and the blaring of a fire alarm. The 5-year-old expertly rolled out of bed, making sure to crawl low to avoid the smoke.

  • Women in Defense comes to Aberdeen

    Oct 8, 2009

  • T-shirt logo aimed at increasing domestic violence awareness

    Oct 8, 2009

    Colin Henderson regularly creates designs in his job as business manager and lead designer at Fort Jackson's Firehouse Productions.

  • Senior CBRNE Soldier begins to 'fade away'

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Celebration highlights Hispanic culture

    Oct 8, 2009

    Puerto Rican-born Manuel Gaetan-Rivera encouraged his fellow Hispanics to honor their culture and embrace the one that surrounds them. Gaetan-Rivera, a board member of the S.C. Hispanic Leadership Council and retired president-emeritus of the Bobbin Group, was the guest speaker for the 2009 Fort Jackson Hispanic Heritage Celebration event.

  • MRICD breaks ground on new building

    Oct 8, 2009

  • NCO: 'Learn from your experiences'

    Oct 8, 2009

    In the 14 years Sgt. 1st Class Scott McClellan has served, he has been assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky.; Camp Casey, Korea; Hohenfels, Germany and Fort Lewis, Wash. He has also been deployed twice to Iraq. McClellan said his most memorable experience in the Army was when he was assigned to Fort Lewis.

  • Focusing on vision and continuing process improvement at Joint Program Manager Guardian

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Exton hosts Wounded Warriors during Memorial Golf Tournament

    Oct 8, 2009

  • CSSC named Active Base Community of the Year

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Commentary: Coping strategies for workplace survivor syndrome

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Being prepared

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Commissioning of the USS New York Nov. 7

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Ordnance Museum move: Riggers, trailers and cranes ... oh my!

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Mathisen conquers the Northeast Maryland Triathlon

    Oct 8, 2009

  • ECBC assists military Families in equipping students

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. - The Commanders in Chief of the House (CinCHouse) organization hosted a "Mandatory Fun" reception Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Crystal City here to honor 450 U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders from units nationwide. The reception was the culminating event of two activities CinCHouse sponsored to honor FRG leaders for their assistance to Army leaders, programs and services that support Soldiers and their Families. "These hard working spouses deserve a little luxury and fun in the midst of such an important training program," CinCHouse.com Founder and Editor Meredith Leyva said. Leyva explained CinCHouse's goal is to provide FRG leaders attending the U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium and Association of the U.S. Army's Family Forums the opportunity to relax, to see local sites in the nation's capital and to enjoy networking among themselves.

  • DENTAC holds change of command

    Oct 8, 2009

  • History in the making, ATEC breaks ground at APG

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Army Family Covenant improves Family readiness by training the trainer

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Benelux family team building skills help NATO partners

    Oct 8, 2009

    Army Community Services officials at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are partnering with NATO allies on the home front, offering their military family team building tools to the international community on SHAPE. The volunteer-led Armed Forces Team Building program teaches leadership and developmental skills - such as communication, time management and problem solving techniques - to help strengthen family wellbeing.

  • The Benelux role in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2009

    Over the last six years, NATO has served as a joint, allied command for the war in Afghanistan, and members of the Benelux community have played a prime role in that mission. Several members of the Benelux community are deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • Environmental Team Cleaning Up Past Mistakes

    Oct 7, 2009

    Corroded air filters and disintegrated pieces of gas masks mar the natural beauty of a once popular fishing and swimming hole on Redstone Arsenal. But it's not what's above the water in the quarry at the corner of Neal and Mills roads that worries environmentalists Terry de la Paz and Wes Smith. It's what's underneath. An underwater video camera has revealed chemical drums and ordnance on the floor of the quarry pond. What the camera doesn't reveal is if those chemical drums actually hold substances that could damage the environment. "It will cost four to five million dollars to get the drums and ordnance out of the water and to clean up the site," de la Paz said. "But if there is a chemical warfare agent in those drums that we have to dispose of, then we will have to figure out how to destroy them and that will cost a lot more. "The problem is we don't know and it's a big risk. We have to plan on the drums having chemicals in them until such time as we can prove there's not." Redstone Arsenal is one of the Army's top three installations for the number of contaminated sites that have to be restored based on the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

  • NCO Academy Gives Local Youngsters Lesson Of Hope

    Oct 7, 2009

    What started out for the Soldiers of the NCO Academy as a simple afternoon of fund-raising became a lesson of hope and inspiration to a group of children at the Harvest Youth Club. A few weeks ago, many NCO Academy Soldiers spent their weekend washing cars to help raise money for the club. On Sept. 17 the same Soldiers had the chance to visit the children. The Academy raised $600; and the club will use the money to pave the back lot behind the club's main building. The paved area will give many of the children the chance to play games and learn how to ride bicycles, according to executive director Melvin Allen. He said the money raised by the Academy will be matched by Old Navy, bringing the total to $1,200. Once the Soldiers arrived at the club, the children were called to their assigned rows and stood at attention. They preformed military facing movements and then sat quietly. The Soldiers were impressed by the well-disciplined children. But the visit wasn't for the Academy Soldiers to brag about their accomplishments; it was to meet with the kids and give some guidance toward school, teamwork and life. "It's important to be here. We need to let these kids know that school is extremely important," said Sgt. Nicolette Pringle, 114th Signal Battalion, who is a student at the Academy.

  • Ordnance School Prepares For Move

    Oct 7, 2009

    Moving is a way of life for any Army family. But these days, moving from one post to another has taken on a whole new dimension for Col. Lee Merritt and his command staff at the 59th Ordnance Brigade/Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School. While the brigade's move to the Missile and Munitions Center at Fort Lee, Va., is still more than a year away, the spring of 2011 looms large on Merritt's radar as he reviews plans to move office and classroom furniture, training and simulation equipment, and instructional supplies as well as staff and students - all while still maintaining the educational and training experiences provided by OMEMS. "Our first goal is to continue to provide quality training with feedback from the field. We want to train Soldiers so they will be prepared to hit their unit on day one of a deployment and fight and win our nation's battles," said Merritt, who will be the last commander of the 59th/OMEMS at Redstone Arsenal. "At the same time, we need to be preparing to execute BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations) and move to Fort Lee. We will have lots of great facilities there that will give us more capability because they are built to meet our needs at today's standards. And, third, we need to take care of our people, both civilian and military, primarily because of BRAC. Anytime you have such a large organization move it impacts a lot of folks." There are about 1,100 military and civilian personnel from the 59th/OMEMS who conduct and support training in 39 military occupational specialties in the areas of munitions management, explosive ordnance disposal, electronic and missile maintenance, and test measurement and diagnostic equipment arenas. Each year, the staff at Redstone trains about 6,000 Soldiers, who are assigned to the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Since its inception in 1952, OMEMS has graduated more than 190,000 students.

  • Ordnance Museum move - The remains

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Photocopying military, CAC IDs a violation of federal law

    Oct 7, 2009

  • ARL hosts new laboratory groundbreaking at APG

    Oct 7, 2009

  • APG police officer proves mentally tough

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance museum move; The restorers

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Commentary: NCOs lead in the S&T community

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Changes to employee leave provisions benefit Soldiers, Family members

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Calibration mission supports APG organizations

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance Museum move: The planners

    Oct 7, 2009

  • APG receives top energy award

    Oct 7, 2009

  • 3-89 Cav Reg conducts crew challenge

    Oct 7, 2009

    To put their troops to the test mentally and physically, leaders from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a crew challenge on Mountain Field Sept. 3.

  • LUHAca,!E+tested at Polk for mission capabilities

    Oct 7, 2009

    A Lakota UH72A Light Utility Helicopter sits in a hangar, ready for flight. It's been tested and approved for use, and the pilot has been trained in its operation. Someone gets the idea that Soldiers could likely be dropped from the new chopper into a landing zone, but wait -- it's not as simple as that. Before the helicopter can be used for new applications, it must be tested and approved, then included in the Army Training Manual. That's where the people from the Program Management Office LUH, Red Stone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., come in.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning participates in AUSA Conference

    Oct 7, 2009

    Today is the last day of the annual AUSA conference in Washington D.C. This past week I've had the opportunity to hear directly from the Army's senior leaders, see all that industry has to offer to our Soldiers on the battlefield and provide feedback on systems still in development - incredible opportunities all.

  • 1st AD chaplain supports family during deployment

    Oct 7, 2009

    The First Armored Division prepares for another deployment to Iraq later this year. When they go downrange this time, they'll take a special resource that aims to provide relief to troops and their families back at home.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning team competes in Army 10-Miler

    Oct 7, 2009

    More than 700 military and civilian teams ran in the Army Ten-Miler Saturday on a sunny, fall morning, which some found troubling and others found stimulating. The temperature was in the mid-60s by the start of the race, which is a temperature I like for running. In fact, at 5 a.m., when my co-worker Jenn and I left our hotel, it seemed almost balmy to me. However, one man I talked to was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and had never run when it was "as cold as this." Other people also seemed buoyed by the crispness in the air, so I guess it wasn't too bad.

  • "Music is our Mission"

    Oct 7, 2009

    CARRYING A TUBA FOR THE ARMY DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T CARRY A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON. SPECIALIST DILLON TOWNSEL TAKES US TO GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY WHERE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND TRAIN FOR THE BATTLEFIELD JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS BAND REHEARSAL.

  • Commentary: Children - the other victims of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2009

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the effects of domestic violence on families and to find ways to work together to promote safety and eliminate domestic violence in our communities.

  • Heidelberg receives nearly $30 million for critical repair projects

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Heidelberg garrison received nearly $30 million in additional critical repair projects during the last four weeks of September.

  • German and American runners compete in Wiesbaden Half Marathon

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Runners couldn't have asked for better weather as they took off from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 26. More than 30 runners headed out under blue skies from Wiesbaden Army Airfield on the 21-kilometer half marathon course which took them on a sightseeing tour of the countryside around the military base.

  • Sesame Street brings smiles to Wiesbaden youths

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Elmo talks, children listen. It's as simple as that. A,A Connecting to the youngest members of the American forces families through a familiar red Muppet, organizers of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families are taking the Sesame Street friends on a tour of 22 U.S. military installations in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Garrison tests its force protection skills

    Oct 7, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - An attacker who gained access to the upper Wetzel Housing area detonated his explosive-laden vehicle by ramming a bus full of passengers next to the Wetzel Child Development Center Sept. 19. There were numerous injuries to the bus passengers and collateral damage to the Wetzel CDC. People inside the Wetzel CDC were also affected by the explosion that rocked the upper Wetzel area at about 9 a.m.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10, is a good time to do your own fire safety inspection and make sure your home is not at risk.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • Don't be 'That Guy'

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby's Better Opportunity for Single Service members teamed up with U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Safety office and Army Community Services to talk with junior service members about binge drinking and kick off the That Guy campaign Sept. 25.

  • Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers dominated by Air Force

    Oct 6, 2009

    Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) celebrated their 20th birthday and held elections for a new council on Oct. 2. This year's elections, though, resulted in some surprising results.

  • Warner Barracks experiences spirit-lifting entertainment

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - An energetic crowd danced and sang along as Spensha Baker, trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and 2008 Operation Rising Star winner Joyce Dodson performed at the Freedom Fitness Facility on Sept. 23. More than 300 people gathered around the constructed stage to experience the "Lift Up Your Spirit" tour.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Residents receive good housing news at town hall meetingI

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Retiree Appreciation Day will focus on health care, economy

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Workers Urged To Step Up To The Plate To Help Others

    Oct 5, 2009

    He inherited fame from his father, but he makes his own legacy by helping others. Roberto Clemente Jr., son of a major league baseball legend, gave a pep talk to an estimated 350 people during Team Redstone's Hispanic American Heritage Month event Sept. 23 in Bob Jones Auditorium. "My father left a fingerprint in baseball and the whole world," he said. "When I leave this world, I want to say I left a fingerprint in a positive way." Clemente Jr.'s fingerprint has included founding the Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities or RBI program, aimed at helping at-risk youth through the sport in San Juan. He also established the Roberto Clemente Foundation benefiting children in the Pittsburgh community. In 2002, Clemente Jr. was named honorary chairman for the baseball assistance team annual fund-raising dinner. He is also known for his work with the American Diabetes Association.

  • Spotlight On Aviation Technology For Ground Support

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Army's aviation maintenance equipment is only as good as the Soldiers who use it to repair and maintain helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. So, it's not surprising that a four-day conference - the Aviation Ground Support Equipment User Conference - included plenty of opportunities for Soldiers to provide feedback on the aviation ground equipment they use in the field, and to learn about new and improved equipment designed to make their job more efficient and responsive in support of aviation missions in both peaceful and wartime environments. The conference, hosted by the product management office of Aviation Ground Support Equipment, brought about 300 Soldiers and Army civilians together with 50 vendors to the Von Braun Center Sept. 20-24 to discuss everything from maintenance software systems to battle damage assessment repair kits. The conference included presentations by PM AGSE and various other product management and project management offices related to AGSE. "PM AGSE is listening to what the Soldiers need," said Lt. Col. Russ Wygal, the AGSE product manager. "We're trying to be responsive to what the Soldiers need in the field. We want them to know that the input and feedback we've gotten from them in the past is actually benefitting them now in the products we are providing. "We listen. We take that information and we implement it to support the Soldier. We are all about making sure we support the Soldiers who are supporting aviation maintenance, and we are doing that with the right tools at the right time at the right place."

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office on Sept. 23 officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, consolidating the testing of UAS payloads and technologies to allow for faster deployment to war fighters. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, paralleled the new RIAC operation with the Pony Express operations that took place across the neighboring Utah desert in 1860 and 1861. "In the same pioneering spirit those passionate and dedicated riders served their country, we serve our country and our war fighters today. The RIAC will allow us to serve our Soldiers faster," he said. Col. Greg Gonzalez, project manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also acknowledged service to the war fighter, noting that it is the Soldiers in combat who give his office its orders.

  • Machinist's hard work earns quarterly award

    Oct 5, 2009

    A machinist earned a depot-level award for his technical expertise, dedication and take-charge attitude, which contributes to the completion of program schedules in the Machining Branch.

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