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  • Crespo: 'Army not just for show'

    Sep 2, 2009

    For more than a year now, Sgt. Rosangela Crespo - a Reservist on active duty - has worked as a human resource specialist for the 171st Infantry Brigade. Crespo said she has found the work rewarding, and she wants to stay on active duty.

  • Georgia Senators visit Stewart housing

    Sep 2, 2009

    Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson toured Fort Stewart, led by 3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, to see the living conditions of the Soldiers based here firsthand, Aug. 31.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director evokes personal history at Women's Equality Day observance

    Sep 2, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe Director Diane Devens headlined the U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg Women's Equality Day observance Aug. 26 with a call for recognition of Army spouses.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy, Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees, a Rockaway Township resident and a Roxbury Township resident, were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Bamberg commander goes for the win

    Sep 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, competes, and wins, his battle against Christoph Starke (younger brother of Bamberg lord mayor Andreas Starke) during the 2009 Sandkerwa Fischerstechen in Bamberg Aug. 23. This was the first time a U.S. commander has competed in the annual water based jousting sport on the Regnitz River.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • SOUTHCOM family visits Elmo

    Sep 1, 2009

    A U.S. Southern Command family travelled to the Big Apple recently to participate in the filming of "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times" a Sesame Street special premiering on PBS Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts of ABC's 20/20 and Elmo. It aims to help families with children, age two to eight, experiencing difficult economic circumstances. It offers strategies and tips that can lead to positive outcomes for their children's physical and emotional well-being during this tough economic climate. TSgt Brandon Van Walraven, an intelligence analyst with SOUTHCOM, was interviewed with his family at their home in South Florida and finished up on the set of Sesame Street in New York City. The show focuses on the financial challenges - and solutions - of the four families invited, plus Elmo's family. "When we moved here, we experienced some severe financial difficulties," Van Walraven said. "We had to borrow money from family for rent and had other money tied up. We had depleted all of our savings and were living paycheck to paycheck." The special focuses on tough economic times, but the message applies to any difficult situation, said Van Walraven. "In the military, the meaning has an even wider context because we go through things that other families do not," Van Walraven said.

  • Grafenwoehr mother delivers baby boy along B470

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "How often do you have to convince your husband you are having a baby, it's coming, there's no stopping, it's not like you can just tell it to hold on, cross your legs, it's just not time yet" Melanie Lasley said. Melanie never thought when they moved to Grafenwoehr in January that she would deliver her own baby on the side of the road in a foreign country. When she woke up at 3 a.m. on July 29th feeling sick, she had no idea she was having labor pains.

  • Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center begins highly-praised exercise program

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center is now harboring new equipment and, chances are, you a growing number of people have been using it. This new equipment has been placed in the USAG Grafenwoehr PFC for those dedicated to 'CrossFitting.' CrossFit is a principal strength and conditioning program that began with former gymnast Greg Glassman, who posted daily workout routines on the web. These routines are used by police officers, firefighters and now, the Grafenwoehr military community.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS program wins big at Army-wide level

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - During the 2009 Department of the Army Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 10-15, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr BOSS program raked in two prestigious honors. USAG Grafenwoehr BOSS president, Cpl. Robert Shomper and Command Sgt. Maj. William Berrios, command sergeant major for USAG Grafenwoehr, accepted two of the six awards given to BOSS programs Army-wide, bringing home the "Best Event" award for a large commnuity and runner-up for "Best Installation" award.

  • Young Carpenters at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 1, 2009

    The Detroit Arsenal partners with local Home Depots to enhance the SKIES program.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Teens prepare for school sports at summer clinic

    Sep 1, 2009

    "Are you ready'" "Ready!" "Every day'" "All day!" "You are what'" "Athletes!" "Show me!" yells Dena Taylor, physical therapy assistant and exercise physiologist, to the 30 high school students lying on Husky Field, sweat dripping down their faces. And the whistle blows. The students have their legs straight in the air, tilting them to the left and the right to Taylor's commands: "Up! Down! Up! Down!" The drill is part of the new Patch High School Sports Athletic Conditioning Clinic, a free, 12-week summer program that ended Aug. 14.

  • Camp takes Cub Scouts to 'space and beyond'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Chimps and dogs have been a part of the space program for years, but tigers, wolves and bears' No, it's not a top secret Space Shuttle Discovery mission, but the Stuttgart Cub Scout Twilight Camp.

  • Girl Scouts offers 'world' of opportunity' for all ages

    Sep 1, 2009

    It takes more than selling cookies to be a Girl Scout. For almost 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America program has taught girls to become effective leaders and help the less fortunate in their communities. Girl Scouts in Stuttgart can add volksmarching, exploring Europe and working with Scouts from around the world to that list.

  • CYS youth fitness program focuses on health that lasts lifetime

    Sep 1, 2009

    This fall, children and teens can learn what it means to stay fit and practice healthy habits with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Fitness Program.

  • Stuttgart NCO named IMCOM's 'Best Warrior'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ronald White, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Military Policeman, is Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for 2009.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Gibson: Workforce motivated, professional

    Aug 31, 2009

    On July 29, Col. Charles C. Gibson assumed command of Tobyhanna Army Depot. He recently took time to speak with The Tobyhanna Reporter about himself and his first impressions of Tobyhanna.

  • Project team condenses stock, frees storage space

    Aug 31, 2009

    Since 2007, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Unidentified Stock (UNIDENT) Project Team has worked to condense the supply of materials at Tobyhanna for higher efficiency.

  • HMMWV inspections go paperless

    Aug 31, 2009

    Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide (AP&IG ), which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on Humvees.

  • Depot overhauls AF deployable radar system

    Aug 31, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees and active-duty airmen have teamed up to complete the overhaul and resheltering of an Air Force deployable radar unit.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Lost and Found: The inheritance of forgiveness

    Aug 31, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Sarah Tillman, the Army Material Command senior Chaplain Assistant, and I participated in the U.S. Army North Command's Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise for developing responses to natural disasters as well as to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • 115th CSH under new leadership

    Aug 31, 2009

    A 15-month deployment culminated in a ceremony on 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field Aug. 21 for the 115th Combat Support Hospital. The redeployment ceremony was coupled with a change of command and change of responsibility for Col. John McGrath, 115th commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shirley Hunt.

  • Geronimos fill Texas sky, swap tales

    Aug 31, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, filled the south Texas sky with silk Aug. 21 as they parachuted in to kick-start the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion's annual reunion. The jump at Hall Drop Zone on Camp Bullis, located on the northwest side of San Antonio, took place before a crowd of former Geronimos who ran the gamut from current-day Iraq veterans to troopers who were part of the first combat jump in U.S. Army history on Nov. 8, 1942 at Tafarquay Airport on the hot sands of Oran, Algeria in north Africa.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates women's equality

    Aug 28, 2009

    The XVIII Airborne Corps, in conjunction with Womack Army Medical Center, hosted the Women's Equality Day celebration. Kate Campbell Stevenson, Broadway singer, actor and educator, used costume, song and short stories to highlight the accomplishments of women during the early 20th century. During her one women show "Petticoats in Politics," Stevenson recalled the suffragist movement through the words of Abigail Adams who wrote a series of letters to her husband John in 1776 detailing her frustration in being considered inferior and implored him to "remember the ladies."

  • ROCKS partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 28, 2009

    It is often said that one of our most precious resources is time. On Aug 8, members of the All-American Chapter, The ROCKS Inc., volunteered their time and skills as they partnered with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity to improve homes in a downtown Fayetteville community.

  • Army parachute rigger teams compete at Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    There was a rodeo on Fort Bragg Aug. 10 through 14, but instead of bucking Brahma bulls there were billowy olive drab canopies. The participants substituted bright yellow static lines for steer-roping lariats. And, instead of cowboy hats, the competitors donned fire engine red rigger hats. The 2009 Rigger Rodeo brought in 10 teams from throughout the United States and Europe to determine the best rigger company in the Army.

  • PSYOP Soldiers try out for team to serve alongside Army Rangers

    Aug 28, 2009

    Five psychological operations specialists assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group recently underwent a grueling, five-day assessment to determine if they are fit to serve and fight with the 75th Ranger Regiment. The week-long assessment was designed to observe how the Soldiers perform under stressful conditions. Kicking off the week was physical training as soon as the sun came up. Then it was on to the Ranger physical fitness test. After a quick breakfast and the chance to change into their duty uniform, the Soldiers and their evaluators moved out to Mott Lake for the combat water survival test.

  • Airlift Wing dedicates nose art to XVIII Airborne Corps

    Aug 28, 2009

    After more than 60 years away, the 440th Airlift Wing returned to their original home at Pope Air Force Base June 10, 2007, to once again put the "air" in airborne for the XVIII Abn. Corps. From the skies over Europe during World War II to the present and beyond, the XVIII Abn. Corps and the 440th Airlift Wing stand ready to respond to any crisis around the world.

  • Seven paratroopers naturalized before deployment to Iraq

    Aug 28, 2009

    Days before boarding a plane bound for a war zone, seven Fort Bragg Paratroopers became U.S. citizens in a ceremony Aug. 13 that concluded an unusually-short, two-day naturalization process. Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment and one Soldier from 307th Brigade Support Battalion were sworn in as American citizens outside the squadron headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg kitchens cooking up awards

    Aug 28, 2009

    In this year's Installation Management Command-level Philip A. Connelly Award competition, two Fort Bragg dining facilities claimed victory and are now competing at the Department of the Army level for the title of Army's Best Dining Facility. From Fort Bragg, the Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Dining Facility took the win in the large unit category while the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, United States Army Special Operations Command Dining Facility won in the small unit category.

  • 82nd Airborne Division convention unites paratroopers past, present

    Aug 28, 2009

    Being a paratrooper is a special accomplishment to many Soldiers in the division, both past and present, and events like these remind Soldiers of why they're proud to be in the 82nd, many veterans said. "There hasn't been a day I've been here that I haven't thought about my time in the 82nd," said Greg Fulbright, who was in the division from 1983 to 1985. "I get to meet and talk to seven decades of troopers," Fulbright said. "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything."

  • Blood donor center to get expanded site on Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    After 10 years in a 'temporary space', the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center will move to a 12,000 square foot facility to be completed June 2010 at a cost of $5,000,000.

  • Helping military Families bond

    Aug 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg's ASYMCA offers many programs to help Families

  • 4th POG receives exemplary compliance award

    Aug 28, 2009

    Unit recognized for their work in protecting the environment

  • Fort bragg's 4th BCT heads to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2009

    This is the second deployment to Afghanistan for the 3,300-man unit, having returned from a 15-month deployment in April 2008. It will also be the second deployment for Staff Sgt. Richard Lyden, a section sergeant from Indianapolis, who through tear-stained eyes said it would be his hardest. He will be leaving behind his wife of three years, Colleen, and seven-month old Aubrey, his first child. "It's going to be hard," said Lyden, with Troop B, 4th Battalion, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. "But we will do good things. We will be out on patrols, working with the Afghans and meeting the people to help make their country better."

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Ask the Commander!: August responses

    Aug 28, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The "Ask the Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

  • MPs reach into local community with encouragement for at-risk teens

    Aug 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command shared a taste of military life with more than 50 elementary and middle-school students at a "Back 2 School Campout" in northeastern Baltimore's Herring Run Park on Friday and Saturday.

  • Security Assistance Chief of Staff Returns to Redstone

    Aug 28, 2009

    As U.S. Army Security Assistance Command makes the move to Redstone from Fort Belvoir, Va., one new addition is helping to smooth the way for others. Col. Tommy Lancaster became chief of staff for the organization June 22. With the organization both moving and restructuring as part of its BRAC-mandated relocation, Lancaster finds his duties divided between the two main locations. "Right now is very interesting because of our split operations," Lancaster said. "It's a challenge to work two headquarters at once." The move is going well. Lancaster estimates USASAC is about 18 months ahead of schedule. They have 85 people in place at Redstone and are expecting about 60 more. While helping the organization's staff move forward, Lancaster is working on what will happen to those not coming with them.

  • Actress takes on suffragette persona in Women's Equality tribute

    Aug 28, 2009

    Callander performed "Marching Towards Equality" in observance of Women's Equality Day sponsored Aug. 19 at Club Meade by the installation's Equal Opportunity Office. The 90-minute program also included the National Anthem sung by Ciara Norman, a student at Old Mill High School in Millersville; a display of historic photographs; a documentary of the suffrage movement; and a celebratory cake.

  • Pokai Bay Luau: Discover a hidden paradise at PARC

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Nestled in a secluded beach cove is a hidden paradise where families are gathering to catch a colorful sunset, enjoy a luau and experience old Hawaii. That paradise is Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) at Pokai Bay, named one of the best beach facilities on the island and the best-kept secret of those stationed or visiting Hawaii.

  • Son of Sputnik Builder Visits Explorer Birthplace

    Aug 28, 2009

    Dr. Mike Gruntman, professor of astronautics at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, stopped by for a brief visit to the Office of the Command Historian on Aug. 17. Gruntman partnered with the office a few years ago. He was looking for historical footage of the Army's early pioneering efforts in space for his lectures. Mike Baker, AMCOM's command historian, jumped at the opportunity. "Who better than one of the world's eminent physicists and early space experts to help spread our story'" Baker said.

  • Apprenticeship program says 'you're hired!'

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Career-oriented students met at the Teen Center, here, to obtain information about an innovative apprenticeship program offering not only real-life work experience, but paid jobs to local teens, Aug. 10-14.

  • Well-water testing washes up favorable results

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Army's ongoing investigation into whether groundwater around Fort Meade contains hazardous levels of various chemicals has returned promising results.

  • Food show infuses commissaries with local products, flavors

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The aroma of savory pork and chicken katsu cooking joined the smells wafting through the Hawaii Prince Hotel, here, during the 12th Annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, Aug. 20.

  • NASA Administrator From the Few and the Proud

    Aug 28, 2009

    NASA's new administrator wanted to get one thing clear when he spoke for the first time in front of a heavily military-oriented audience Aug. 19 at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference - DoD and NASA are not two very different agencies. "We do things differently," said Charles Bolden, a retired Marine Corps major general who served as a pilot in Vietnam and as a NASA astronaut. "But our space activities give us a common foundation. Whether you work for NASA or the Army, space is important to our nation. It is critical." With that out of the way, Bolden had another misconception to dispel concerning President Barack Obama's interest in space and space exploration. "He has a vision for space. He has very interesting thoughts of the future of space," Bolden said. "A lot of people are afraid of what's going to come out of the Augustine Commission (an advisory committee on the future of the nation's space mission). I'm not."

  • 'A Good Defense Requires A Good Offense'

    Aug 28, 2009

    The need to stay ahead of the threat on the world stage from rogue nations, political and economic organizations, and non-state actors that include terrorists is driving the U.S. missile defense program as the nation focuses on defending its borders, its allies and its troops, said the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. Speaking to participants at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 18, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton said the U.S. is operating in a "multi-polar environment with new threats and adversaries that challenge us. It makes us look at offense and defense in a different light." Chilton, a veteran astronaut of three space flights and the first former astronaut to receive four-star rank, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet decisive national security objectives. The Strategic Command provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of defense. STRATCOM mission areas include full-spectrum global strike; space operations; computer network operations; Department of Defense information operations; strategic warning; integrated missile defense, global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and specialized expertise to the joint war fighter.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 28, 2009

    "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey, the actor and retired Marine who starred in "Full Metal Jacket" as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, visited Fort Leonard Wood, this week. Ermey came to post while filming the final episode of his new History Channel TV series, "Lock N' Load," which he calls, "'Mail Call' on steroids." Mail Call was Gunny's previous TV series in which he answered fans' questions about military life and weapons.

  • Army Retiree with a Tradition of Service

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - At a ceremony held at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Aug. 11, retired Army Col. Alan Phillips received the Army's Commander's Award for Public Service at the hands of Vice Adm. William Sullivan, the U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

  • New U.S. Ambassador to Belgium tours USAG Brussels

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -The U.S. Army Garrison Brussels welcomed the Hon. Howard W. Gutman and his family for a Aug. 24 tour of the garrison compound and facilities. Ambassador Gutman was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in June, and confirmed in that position by the Senate on July 24. He arrived in Brussels on Aug. 19.

  • Safety takes constant vigilance

    Aug 28, 2009

    A two-car accident in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command parking lot on Aug. 27 sent one driver to the hospital. Safety requires all vehicle operators to observe and obey speed limits and street signs. It only takes a moment to become a statistic.

  • So this is combat readiness' Soldiers test skills in post combatives tournament

    Aug 28, 2009

    The fourth annual Fort Knox combatives tournament was held Aug. 21-22 at Natcher gym. More than 74 Knox Soldiers, after training and conditioning, competed in the tournament. Demonstrating Warrior Ethos, a set of principles that every Soldier strives to live by, fighters did not accept defeat, and no one quit.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Aug 28, 2009

    Photos of Soldiers and families from the 2-503, 173rd ABCT celebrating Banner Day Aug 13 at Vicenza, Italy.

  • 3rd Battalion Soldiers serve up weapons training

    Aug 28, 2009

    The training of combat advisors at Fort Polk is a 60-day program that includes a variety of skills, both kinetic and non-kinetic. The crew of the 3rd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade is responsible for serving up a portion of weapons training.

  • Mobilization Training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 28, 2009

    A collection of photos representing mobilizaiton training being conducted at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Laughter, sharing expertise and comraderie: all part of training with the German forces

    Aug 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After seven days in the field with a squad of German soldiers, I learned there are things about the military that bridge countries and cultures.

  • Soldiers help shape future of field rations with a simple taste test

    Aug 28, 2009

    Soldiers participated in a food-tasting test during their training at Fort McCoy, Wis., to help the Department of the Defense decide its future rations menu.

  • Camp Darby single Soldiers win big

    Aug 28, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program was recognized as having one of the best events in the Army during the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation BOSS Forum in Landsdowne, Va.

  • Recycling Center makes environmental commitment easy for military families

    Aug 28, 2009

    Recycling is part of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's commitment to helping protect the environment. Schinnen's Recycling Sort Center handled more than 750 tons of refuse and waste last year, of which 555 tons were recycled.

  • Womens Equality Day Speech

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch speaking at Hqs IMCOM groundbreaking

    Aug 28, 2009

  • European training command welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Army Field Band NCO breaks brass ceiling

    Aug 28, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Ginger Turner has risen through the ranks during her tenure as an instrumentalist with The United States Army Field Band. Turner, who hails from Las Cruces, N.M., was recently appointed as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Concert Band, the first female to ever hold that position.

  • NATO Allied Command Operations welcomes new senior NCO

    Aug 28, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bartelle, who has served as the Senior Noncommissioned Officer for NATO's Allied Command Operations for three years, handed over his duties to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Balch on Aug. 27 at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • 'Someone has to show appreciation'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "In my war service, I never got a handshake from anyone, except my family. People just didn't seem to care - and someone has to care and show appreciation for what these people are doing over there. I tell them how proud I am of their service." One by one, CSM(R) Virgil Greene greets the U.S. personnel walking out the door, shaking each hand as if it were the first. It's become a weekly ritual for him, a CONUS Replacement Center chaplain and unit leaders. Since early 2007, the 79-year-old highly decorated Soldier, who fought in Korea and Vietnam, has never missed a deployment or Freedom Flight at Lawson Army Airfield. He's met thousands of U.S. troops, Department of Defense civilians and military contractors headed to and returning from 36 different countries as part of the war on terrorism.

  • "It's kind of a family thing" say teenage Temple triplets

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The cadre at the 30th Adjutant General Battalion aren't seeing double - they're seeing triple. That is, Joshua, Jacob and John Temple, identical triplets who arrived at the battalion Aug 17. The Temple brothers are the first triplets to pass through in more than 20 years, said Erma Thompson, chief of personal affairs, who has worked at the battalion since it opened on Sand Hill in 1983.

  • Last of Large-Scale BRAC Footprint Becomes Reality

    Aug 27, 2009

    It's official - ground has been broken for the last of the large-scale, BRAC-related construction projects coming to Redstone Arsenal. Arsenal and community officials gathered Friday under a tent adjacent to the Redstone Flying Activity at the airfield to break ground for a $46.5 million building project that includes the Rotary Wing Center Hangar Facility and the Redstone Test Center's new headquarters buildings. The hangar facility will be located at the airfield while the RTC headquarters will be in front of building 4500 on Martin Road. The groundbreaking, combined with Thursday's merger of the Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, "is truly a milestone event in the life of Redstone Arsenal, the Army and the state of Alabama," said Col. Steven Kihara, the new commander of RTC. "The official merger completely changes the face of aviation and missile testing and evaluation. The critical expertise to test and qualify now resides co-located with customers."

  • Soldier conquers fear of swimming

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Less than a year ago, 2LT Robert Welch felt unsafe entering water more than six feet deep. Now, he can swim comfortably and with confidence, thanks to swimming lessons at the Briant Wells pool, part of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Aquatics.

  • Soldiers hear 'shock jocks' of drunken driving

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The National Save A Life Tour made a stop at Fort Benning Aug. 17-21, delivering a message to Soldiers that featured a graphic video presentation depicting scenes of road carnage with personal stories of loss related to driving under the influence. Spectators also got to experience a drinking and driving simulator, while an open casket reserved for the next drunken-driving victim was among the displays.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

  • Heart to Heart seminar features Grammy Award-winning artist

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Jennifer Holliday knows depression and loneliness can fuel suicidal thoughts. Holliday, best known for her role as Effie White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls and her R&B hit And I am Telling You I'm Not Going, nearly took her own life in 1990 after years of depression.

  • Soldiers, civilians partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Work started at ground level Tuesday on the Habitat for Humanity site near Benning Drive in South Columbus. Several Soldiers and civilians with the CONUS Replacement Center laid the foundation for a new home that will be sold at cost, with interest-free loans, to a family in need.

  • Guard's Patriot Academy gives dropouts second chance

    Aug 27, 2009

    Only months ago, four dozen high-school dropouts from around the country faced a bleak future and limited opportunities in the work force. Now they are Soldiers at the Patriot Academy, on their way to earning their high-school diplomas and credits toward a college degree.

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Patrol caps limited to field environments

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The headgear for garrison operations is the black beret. The headgear for training environments is the patrol cap. Leaders are enforcing this standard by placing NCOs in high-traffic civilian areas to make on-the-spot corrections, said CSM Earl Rice, U.S. Army Infantry Center command sergeant major.

  • Testing Community Enters New Era

    Aug 27, 2009

    Two Army organizations - each known for their long history of technical expertise, customer service and war fighter support - officially merged to become the Redstone Test Center in a ceremony Thursday that brought together the best the Army has to offer in testing and evaluation capabilities. The ceremony, which included the casing of the flag of the Redstone Technical Test Center, the activation of the Redstone Test Center and the assumption of command of RTC by Col. Steven Kihara, was an historic event mandated by the 2005 BRAC recommendations and reflective of Team Redstone's growing profile as the Army's center for missile, sensor and aviation testing and evaluation. "We're here today to celebrate change," said James Johnson, director of the Army Developmental Test Command.

  • Fort Sam Houston's BOSS President wins top award

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Edmund Perez was awarded the Dept. of the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President of the Year award during the annual BOSS conference in Leesburg, Va. Aug. 11. "I am very honored to have received this award," said Perez, who has been the Fort Sam Houston BOSS president for one year. Perez was previously the BOSS president for Camp Nimble, Bravo Co., 702nd Maintenance Support Battalion in Korea.

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard volunteers shine

    Aug 27, 2009

    Currently, with 81 volunteers, the MSD Honor Guard is composed of retired and former military service members who ensure that all veterans interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receive proper burial honors, complete with military honor guard, rifle volleys and the playing of "Taps." The group performs at a moments notice, rain or shine.

  • Customer Service Assessment Seeks Feedback on Installation Services, Programs

    Aug 27, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Anyone who lives, works or plays on an Installation Management Command installation has an opportunity to give feedback on the services and programs they receive, thanks to a new online survey.

  • Woodlawn Village neighborhood, fitness center opens

    Aug 27, 2009

    Though temporary, the new neighborhood fitness center in Woodlawn Village saw rave reviews during a grand opening celebration Friday.

  • Special guests drop in at Camp Bullis

    Aug 27, 2009

    Members of the 509th Airborne, past and present, dropped in on Camp Bullis Aug. 21. A group of veterans from the 509th Parachute Infantry, including six World War II veterans were in San Antonio for their yearly reunion. The group came to Camp Bullis to watch 39 Soldiers from 509th Airborne Infantry from Fort Polk, La., jump from a C130 airplane.

  • Springfield pays tribute to Belvoir with bridge walk

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 8th annual Springfield Bridge Walk, hosted by Lee District supervisor Jeffrey McKay, was held Tuesday night. The event pays tribute to the Fort Belvoir community. This year the walk culminated with the signing of the Army Community Covenant - which signifies the long-standing partnership between the installation and its neighbors in Fairfax County.

  • Who says you can't play with your food'

    Aug 27, 2009

    Neil Gomes, a cook at The Commons at Fort McPherson, shows off a creation he carved out of fruit June 15 at the Fort McPherson summer camp program held by Child and Youth Services (CYS). Gomes, who said he learned a love of cooking and preparing food during his childhood, shared his passion and expertise with children during the camp.

  • Chapel in Park event brings community together for fellowship

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Fort McPherson post chapel held Chapel in the Park festivities Aug. 22 at Jacobs Park. "This is an opportunity for people to invite others to become part of the faith-based community here," said Chap. (Capt.) Fred Wendel, catholic chaplain.

  • Judge reflects on journey, challenges of women

    Aug 27, 2009

    In honor of Women's Equality Day, Fort McPherson invited Chief Judge M. Yvette Miller, chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, to be the featured speaker at its Women's Equality Day program at the Commons at Fort McPherson Aug. 19.

  • Hunter Youth Learn the Consequences of Shoplifting

    Aug 27, 2009

    More than 50 youth attended the "Thou Shalt Not Steal" Shoplifting Awareness Briefings, Aug. 20 at the Hunter Army Airfield Post Exchange.

  • Stewart-Hunter's Tiny Talents Tell the Timeless Tale, Cinderella

    Aug 27, 2009

    Cast members nervously waited backstage, elaborately costumed to put on the performance of their young lives. Missoula Children's Theatre, a non-profit organization, came back to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield area and for the first time, the troupe visited the children of Hunter. Forty children joined the theater production team and stepped onto the stage at the Hunter Theatre to show off their acting, singing and dancing skills to Family and friends, Aug. 22.

  • Third Army breaks ground on new headquarters

    Aug 27, 2009

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central began a historic step in its move from Fort McPherson to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., as leaders from the 20th Fighter Wing, the 9th Air Force, the CIty of Sumter and Third Army broke ground for the unit's new command and control complex Aug. 17.

  • Sidewinder Skate Park latest addition to Fort Irwin

    Aug 27, 2009

  • 3 HBCT'S Deployment Fair Prepares Soldiers, Families

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a deployment fair for its Soldiers and Families at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center, on Fort Benning, Aug. 19.

  • Job fair offers opportunities for community

    Aug 27, 2009

    Three hundrend and ninety Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members gathered at The Commons at Fort McPherson to network and collect information on employment opportunities at a job fair hosted by Army Community Service, and the Army Career Alumni Program, Aug. 20.

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