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  • Perot pledges $6.1 million to CGSCAca,!E+programs

    Nov 5, 2009

    Texas billionaire and philanthropist H. Ross Perot has pledged $6.1 million to fund the Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation and the Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair in Ethics, retired Col. Bob Ulin, CEO of the Command and General Staff College Foundation, announced Nov. 3.

  • Fort Leavenworth bids farewell to Caldwells

    Nov 5, 2009

    Serving as commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth for the past 28 months, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV oversaw the publication of new doctrine and the inclusion of foreign, sister service and interagency resources into that doctrine. Publications out of Fort Leavenworth during Caldwell's command included Field Manual 3-0 "Operations," FM 7-0 "Full Spectrum Operations," FM 3-07 "Stability Operations" and FM 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance." As commandant of the Command and General Staff College, Caldwell made community engagement a graduation requirement. Warrant officers and interagency students began attending CGSC and the number of international students at CGSC increased along with the increase in the general student population.

  • Miami Garrison AT Exercise Involves Local First Responders

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Encouraging Volunteer Excellence

    Nov 5, 2009

    MIAMI - A U.S. Army Garrison-Miami tax program that partners with the Internal Revenue Service has saved its customers $43,000 in tax preparation fees. U.S. Southern Command leadership recently recognized the program's hardest working volunteer, Information Technician Second Class Lakeilah Dunbar with the Joint Service Commendation Medal in a ceremony at SOUTHCOM headquarters. "The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program assists military servicemembers with their taxes at bases all around the world at no cost. It does this by providing IRS-certified volunteers to make sure taxes are done thoroughly and accurately," said Jay Fanning, senior stakeholder relationship task consultant for the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Noncommissioned officer defies odds to achieve, mentor subordinates

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Meet Fort Monmouth and the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC: Part 3 of 3

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Easing the financial burden on military Families

    Nov 5, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the current global economic crisis, the military offers job security, but with the affects of rising prices, mortgage trouble, and debt, military Families may be feeling the strain.

  • ARL celebrates National Chemistry Week with APG youths

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Senior enlisted Soldier visits troops in Bamberg

    Nov 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited with Soldiers in Bamberg on Nov. 5 to thank them for their military service. Preston focused on several Army issues, which included the Army's strengths, successes and challenges.

  • Open season: Health care premiums on the rise

    Nov 5, 2009

    As the 2010 benefits' enrollment season starts Nov. 9, federal civilian employees -- like most workers -- will face another year of health plan premium hikes.

  • Crystal Clear: Mom not getting older, just wiser

    Nov 5, 2009

    I never worried much about getting old. Despite the stereotype that women constantly worry about their ages - and subsequently began lying about it - even as I neared my 30th birthday, I never gave a thought that I was old.

  • Green: Focus on serving

    Nov 5, 2009

    After more than two decades in the Army, Master Sgt. Keith Green still hasn't had enough.

  • CID puts stopper on financial crime

    Nov 5, 2009

    A Soldier makes a permanent change of station move and claims more for expenses than he is allowed. A civilian employee feeds confidential information to a contractor during bidding for a construction project. A senior noncommissioned uses a government purchase card to buy personal items. Unfortunately, those scenarios commonly happen in real life throughout the military.

  • Bull's-eye: Mental approach hits the mark

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John Hawes and Sgt. 1st Class Terry Blogg, both from Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, took more than their weapons to the Ninth Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. last month.

  • 'The epitome of a leader': Soldier recalls battle that killed Medal of Honor recipient

    Nov 5, 2009

    John Hawes remembers with vivid clarity the hail of gunfire and rocket propelled grenades that rained down on his position on a ridgeline in Gowardesh, Nuristan Province, in northeastern Afghanistan.

  • 'Amazing progress' on future 173rd ABCT home

    Nov 5, 2009

    Gen. Carter Ham discusses progress on construction of future home of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Family reintegration in Schweinfurt takes communication, understanding

    Nov 5, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers returning from a deployment must reintegrate back into a normal military routine away from combat, but while they adjust to all the changes within the Army environment, they also often face changes on the home front.

  • Fort Irwin and NTC noncommissioned officers participate in run, symposium attended by Sgt. Maj. of t

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Defender Six shares views, priorities, personality

    Nov 4, 2009

    PENTAGON, Washington D.C. - "Are we doing the right things' Are we doing things right' What are we missing'" are questions resonating through the mind of the new Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and commanding general of Installation Management Command.

  • Hunter Chapel hosts first chili cook-off at Fall Festival

    Nov 4, 2009

    The aroma of chili floated across the front lawn of the Hunter Army Airfield Chapel as the Hulk, Batman, and Spiderman jumped in a bounce house a few feet away. This wasn't a reunion of comic book characters; instead this was the chapel's Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off at the Hunter chapel, Oct. 31.

  • 6/8 Cav, 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Wins Fort Stewart Flag Football Championship

    Nov 4, 2009

    It was a battle amongst two Vanguard Brigade teams, but in the end there could only be one winner of this year's Fort Stewart Intramural Football Championship game held at the Sports Complex, Oct. 29. Taking home the winning trophy was the Mustangs of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who finished their 12-3 season with a 30-6 victory over the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Patriots.

  • Vanguard Infantrymen prove their expertise

    Nov 4, 2009

    Approximately 400 infantrymen challenged themselves to an ultimate test of their trade here, Oct. 26-30, but in the end only 104 Soldiers could adorn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge upon their chests.

  • 3rd ID assumes responsibility of MND-North

    Nov 4, 2009

    During a ceremony Nov. 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority for Multi-National Division - North.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID PSD Save Lives in Medina Wasl

    Nov 4, 2009

    As 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Charlie Co. 2/7 and 1st HBCT PSD train in Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi villiage at the National Training Center, prior to deployment to Iraq.

  • Carson Family member advances to Rising Star semifinals

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson Family member reaches finals in Army's Operation Rising Star.

  • 194th duo makes impression at Benning sniper competition

    Nov 4, 2009

    The sniper team's grit and determination contributed to the win, as the drill sergeants do not normally have access to the tactical weapons, shooting ranges, or much free time. In addition to his normal duties, Wildman is also Knox's drill sergeant of the year and Johns is a new father.

  • Ivy Band gets sustainable home for training

    Nov 4, 2009

    The new facility for the 4th Infantry Division band is a green building, heated/cooled with geothermal energy.

  • Picerne explains what happens to BAH under housing privatization

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Spartans arrive in Kuwait

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATION BASE BUEHRING, Kuwait - "Rollover, Rollover, Rollover," shouted Spartan Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division as they participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle egress training, just one of the final training exercises the brigade must finish before leaving Kuwait and push forward to Iraq.

  • What housing privatization means to Soldiers, their Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The terms Residential Communities Initiative, or RCI, and privatized Family housing are now being used at Aberdeen Proving Ground. They both have to do with a new program that will change the face of Family housing on post over the next 50 years.

  • Ordnance Museum looks to future

    Nov 4, 2009

  • 3-89 Cavalry conducts squadron-level FTX

    Nov 4, 2009

    Gearing up for Afghanistan and building on previous training, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a squadron-level field training exercise at Castor 1 and 2 training areas Sept. 21-25.

  • Meet Fort Monmouth and the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC: Part 2 of 3

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Field artillerymen sharpen basic infantry skills

    Nov 4, 2009

    As infantry Soldiers took the Expert Infantryman Badge test here last week, Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, trained in a similar light in preparation for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's new battlefield mission, Oct. 26-30.

  • USACE tests electronic verification of credentials at 3 demo sites

    Nov 4, 2009

    Letterkenny Army Depot now using prototype for Army-standard Automated Installation Entry systems ...

  • Never to Return

    Nov 4, 2009

    Five American cemeteries are located in the Benelux footprint and are not only a lasting memorial to the men and women who rest there, but they are also a link that binds the military of today to the military of yesterday.

  • Allies for Freedom

    Nov 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - Sixty-five years ago, men of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions were lacing up their boots, strapping on their chutes and jumping into the unknown for not just a battle, but a war.

  • Hixson successfully defends Military Long Drive title

    Nov 3, 2009

    Coast Guard Ensign Ryan Hixson defeated Army Reserve Pfc. Nate Chadwick Oct. 28, to win his third Military Long Drive Championship.

  • Advocates stand up for abuse victims

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - It's a subject often hidden from family, friends and neighbors, but staff members from Army Community Service are shining their lights into the dark corners of domestic abuse.

  • Soldiers, Families, Community make a difference at Fort Carson

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and members of the community, including Air Force Academy cadets, joined in Make a Difference Day on Fort Carson, cleaning up one of the popular post's recreation areas.

  • Transporters Win Inaugural Sustainment Bowl

    Nov 3, 2009

    Transportation Corps Soldiers were jubilant in victory after they were announced the winners of the inaugural Sustainment Bowl on Oct. 30. The team of transporters, who participated in events as varied as racquetball and a relay race, gathered on the field of Williams Stadium to celebrate the historic win.

  • Army Field Band Soldier salutes military in high profile event

    Nov 3, 2009

    SSG Tracy Labrecque, a noncommisioned officer with the Army Field Band, performed the National Anthem for approximately 70,000 fans at an NFL game in Houston, Oct. 25.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Natick Garrison held a town hall meeting on Oct. 13. The Garrison staff participated in a team building training exercise in the Fenway Park section of Boston on Oct. 23. Ret. Brig. Gen. J.A. "Yogi" Mangual, a former Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) commander returned as the guest speaker for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month program.

  • IMCOM changes command

    Nov 3, 2009

    Installation Management Command said farewell to its first commanding general Monday and welcomed Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch as its new commander.

  • Framing a Future

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Second World War was, by definition, played out on a truly global stage. The Brussels American Community includes a member whose roots lie in the soil of our Benelux region, but who, as a direct result of the conflict's titanic drama, became an American citizen, doing a full career in the U.S. military and public service.

  • Postal officials announce holiday mailing dates

    Nov 3, 2009

    The holiday season is approaching quickly, as are the deadlines for mailing those beloved holiday cards and packages in order to reach their stateside destinations in time for Christmas. To allow more time for mailing, USAG Schinnen's Postal Operations offers extended hours during the holiday season, beginning Nov. 21.

  • Funny Man's Message Is Sobering

    Nov 3, 2009

    Standup comedian Bernie McGrenahan used laughter to deliver a candid presentation of the perils of drug and alcohol abuse, along with other behaviors that tear up families.

  • Disability Employment Awareness Month speaker cites need for more diversity in workforce

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Physically challenged does not mean mentally challenged." This was only one of many resounding remarks made by guest speaker Wanda Watson-Mays, U.S. Army Europe Affirmative Employment and Special Emphasis Program manager, during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Disability Employment Awareness Month event Oct. 20 in the Community Activity Center to encourage employment of disabled personnel.

  • Customs training: Division brings MPs, customs experts to Wiesbaden to hone skills for deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When 1st Armored Division Soldiers deploy to Iraq early next year, one of their missions will be to help ensure equipment and other items are properly prepared and ready for shipment to meet current agreements calling for U.S. combat forces to leave the country by the end of 2011.

  • Natick Post Clean up

    Nov 3, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • Free vehicle history check now offered

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers in the market for a used car are encouraged to obtain a free vehicle history report through the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here.

  • ACS credit score event helps service members plan for big purchases

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Fresh off a 12-month deployment, a determined 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Soldier walked into the Army Community Service (ACS) offices, here, and ventured into territory he had never been before - his credit rating.

  • Knights serve up a warm welcome to returning warriors

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The fourth annual Soldier Appreciation Breakfast treated more than 300 Soldiers and family members to a hot meal at the Main Post Chapel Annex, here, Oct. 25.

  • Big Island getaway - Military resort explodes with activity

    Nov 3, 2009

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Island of Hawaii - Nestled within the vast acres of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and just below the rim of the Kilauea caldera, sits one of the 50th State's truly idyllic getaways for service members and their families.

  • Sappers make a difference at museum

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members volunteered to make a difference, Oct. 24, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, here.

  • FMWR-Hawaii marketing receives quality of life award for communication excellence

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Hawaii's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Marketing Department captured the Secretary of the Army's Quality of Life Award for communications excellence, contributing to FMWR's award-filled October.

  • USAG-HI recreation programs recognized as best in Army

    Nov 3, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) already has the most geographically diverse recreation program in the Army, ranging from Helemano Military Reservation in the north to Fort Shafter in the south, and now it has the best.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu joins military in Hawaii to provide activities during Furlough Fridays

    Nov 3, 2009

    FOSTER VILLAGE, Hawaii - Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) recently joined forces with other military service branches, hoping their combined efforts would yield answers to the question on many parents' minds these days: "What are we going to do with the children when teachers go on furlough'"

  • Furlough activity, service alternatives are available for students

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Furlough Fridays" are fast approaching, and many parents are concerned and are inquiring about services for their child(ren).

  • Energy conservation requires a change in your perspective

    Nov 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Often when people hear the word "conservation," they think, "What do I have to give up'

  • Spouses, children find common ground during deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    HONOLULU Aca,!E+- With a husband in Iraq and his Jeep left behind, what's his wife to do besides change the oil, check the pressure in the tires, or contemplate the next Jeep toy to buy'

  • Keeping the promise is goal of covenant

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly two years after Army senior leaders convened here to sign the Army Family Covenant (AFC), the promise continues to resonate and its quality of life services thrive in the lives of Hawaii's Soldiers and family members.

  • PACOM hosts furlough discussion

    Nov 2, 2009

    CAMP SMITH, Hawaii - The furlough of public school teachers has the potential to displace as many as 14,000 military students attending Hawaii public schools for 17 or 21 furlough days for the 10- or 12-month school year.

  • Key leaders kick off Combined Federal Campaign

    Nov 2, 2009

    The goal of this year's Combined Federal Campaign is 100 percent contact.

  • BOSS "Bump in the Night"

    Nov 2, 2009

    Military members enjoy Halloween night during the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members party at the Weckerling Center Oct. 31. Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation arranged for the two-floor dance hall and shuttle buses to and from the barracks as an alternative to traveling great distances to celebrate Halloween.

  • ASC commanding general signs Army Family Covenant

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Domestic violence program suits them to a T-shirt

    Nov 2, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - To raise awareness of domestic violence, the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program at Fort Monmouth participated in the Clothesline Project.

  • Army Field Band performs with legendary conductor

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band play with world-class symphony, world-class conductor.

  • U.S. Army Garrison, Natick, fall Post clean up

    Nov 2, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • Technology on display

    Nov 2, 2009

    Tobyhanna hosted the a technology showcase on Oct. 14, which was designed to bring vendors and the work force together to advance Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) projects.

  • AFCEA, AUSA host luncheon

    Nov 2, 2009

    Eduardo Velez, portfolio integration officer, Enterprise Technology, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) speaks at the Oct. 15, Pocono Mountain Chapter Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association /Tobyhanna Army Depot Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Membership Luncheon.

  • ASC Soldiers help make house a home

    Nov 2, 2009

    Thirty-five Soldiers of Rock Island Arsenal's Army Sustainment Command volunteered to work all day Oct. 17 at the Habitat for Humanity's 61st house in the Quad Cities area.

  • Green Belt: Improving the way we do business

    Nov 2, 2009

    New processes developed by depot employees will produce savings of more than $1 million and shave hundreds of hours off repair cycle time.

  • 101st CAB TET Offensive Historical Article

    Nov 2, 2009

    101 CAB historical article

  • Engineering battalion keeps lines humming

    Nov 2, 2009

    Fifteen Soldiers are making sure that Tobyhanna maintains its power while saving the depot on its light bill.

  • Woodsman warms hearts, homes of those in need

    Nov 2, 2009

    A line from the movie 'Starman' sums up the good part of human nature - "You are at your very best when things are worst." A former Marine here exemplifies this.

  • Job well done

    Nov 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Dave Grauel, BFT program manager, and other personnel visited here Oct. 20 to attend a ceremony that honored depot technician's completion of 100,000 Blue Force Tracking installation kits.

  • Arsenal's protectors -- a stitch or shot in time

    Nov 2, 2009

    Long before the fires in a fuze manufacturing building in 1847 that killed an elderly man and a boy Aca,!aEURc both Arsenal employees Aca,!aEURc the Arsenal workforce knew their work to support the nation's warfighters was nothing short of perilous. Therefore, the value of individuals with unique skills, such as a military doctor or nurse, was exponentially raised and their skills were essential to maintaining the morale and welfare of the workforce.

  • Presidio CFC gets under way Oct. 27

    Nov 2, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nearly four million federal employees and military personnel are able to contribute to the charities of their choice during the annual charity drive. The annual charity season begins here with a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony here Oct. 27.

  • Strength of the Arsenal - Families

    Nov 2, 2009

  • ACC TODAY Video News Report

    Nov 2, 2009

    U.S. Army celebrates the full operational capability of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commander, and Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director both spoke at Fort Belvoir

  • SJA brings services to the students

    Nov 2, 2009

    Since August, staff of the Presidio of Monterey Staff Judge Advocate has been making the rounds around the POM and Ord Military Community areas.

  • Employees fabricate custom cables

    Nov 2, 2009

    Employees at Tobyhanna now have the capability to fabricate better quality, custom cable harnesses.

  • Planning helps hunters hit safety bull's-eye

    Nov 2, 2009

    Laying on a pile of wood, metal, leaves and assorted hunting equipment, 1st Sgt. Aaron Daniels gazed up at the Fort Polk, La. woods that surrounded him and wondered how in the world he had ended up there. Just a few moments earlier, the senior noncommissioned officer of an AH-64 Apache helicopter maintenance platoon had been sitting quietly in a tree stand positioned about 15 feet off the ground. With his bow and arrow ready, Daniels had been waiting patiently for a deer to emerge from the thick woods when his tree stand disintegrated around him.

  • Tri-Border community celebrates the Month of the Military Family

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Designated as National Military Family Month, November is a time to reflect upon the military family and the contributions each family member makes to our communities and country.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers push themselves through Outstanding Warrior Week

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, took part in Outstanding Warrior Week exercises in the Schweinfurt training areas Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month: "Honoring the Sacrifices of the Military Family"

    Nov 1, 2009

    What is it' Military Family Appreciation Month is a time to honor the sacrifices of our military families. Army families of Active, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and retirees are giving back in a time of need and sustain and support the Soldiers who defend our Nation. Army Families are Army Strong.

  • Soldier, Airman rescue hit-and-run victim

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two NCOs, one from the Army and the other from the Air Force, rescued a civilian in Colorado Springs, who was hit by a car Oct. 16.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldiers work, heal in wildlife program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Wounded warriors work with Fort Carson Wildlife Management Office and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their recovery therapy.

  • Fort Carson, community leaders sign covenant

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Leaders from Fort Carson and civic leaders from the Pikes Peak region gathered at El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House Oct. 22 for a ceremony to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Joint Chemical Biological Defense facility project kicks off at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Oct 30, 2009

    Corps of Engineers and customers broke ground for the Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical Biological Defense facility.

  • Curation Project Creates Jobs

    Oct 30, 2009

  • 2009 Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Gordon

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • Purple Heart Mosaic

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Sam Houston NCOs focus on leadership development

    Oct 30, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As Fort Sam Houston celebrates the Year of the Noncomissioned Officer each month, NCOs focus on different aspects of their job. The purpose of the Year of the NCO initiative is to enhance NCO education, fitness, leadership development and pride in service through implementation of programs and policies supporting sustainment and growth of the NCO Corps. Last month Fort Sam Houston NCOs focused on mental fitness. This month the focus is leadership.

  • A clear, cool night greets trunk-or-treaters

    Oct 30, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- An international mix typical of a tri-border community that hosts numerous NATO units enjoyed a clear, cool night as Service and Family members, community volunteers and local Dutch guests scurried 'round the trunk-or-treat path Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. here.

  • Fort Bragg troops enjoy day of fishing

    Oct 30, 2009

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. - Sixty-five servicemembers waited in the pre-dawn chill Oct. 17 to put down their rifles for some fun and fishing off the coast of South Harbor in Oak Island, N.C., courtesy of the Military Appreciation Day Organization. Many had never been on a fishing boat before, much less reeled in a fish. Capt. Krissy Chow, 98th Civil Affairs Battalion said she enjoyed her first time out.

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