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  • Riot control exercise pits protesters against MPs

    Sep 28, 2009

    The mock disturbance was part of Fort Meade's annual Force Protection Exercise that was held Sept. 15 to 17 and included a simulated drug raid and hostage negotiation.

  • Testing Meade's mettle: Force Protection Exercise explores response to crises

    Sep 28, 2009

    Fort Meade's first responders, military police and directorates met these staged challenges during the installation's Force Protection Exercise held Sept. 15 to 17.

  • Clark Howard, Robin Meade to host personal finance town hall Friday

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The public is invited to attend a personal finance town hall hosted by consumer advocate Clark Howard and HLN morning TV personality Robin Meade 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • 1st, 338th provides training, support at Fort McCoy to deploying units

    Sep 28, 2009

    Since the early days of the decade, the 1st, 338th Training Support Battalion (TSBN) at Fort McCoy has provided training and support for units deploying to Operations Iraqi (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF).

  • Virtual Route Clearance Trainer gives realistic training to units at Fort McCoy

    Sep 28, 2009

    "We would rather have you die a thousand times with us than die once over there," is the motto to go along with the Virtual Route Clearance Trainer at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services program gets new multi-function school activity bus

    Sep 28, 2009

    Staff members and youth in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) program say they are excited about the arrival of its first multi-function school activity bus. The purchase of the multi-function school activity bus is another example of the Army Family Covenant commitment to Soldiers and their families, said Jan Fink, CYSS coordinator.

  • Ceremony marks Fort McCoy founder's birth date

    Sep 28, 2009

    Fort McCoy's commemoration of "A Century of Service to America" continued as dignitaries from Fort McCoy, Wis., and Sparta gathered Sept. 5 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta, Wis., to mark the birth date of Robert Bruce McCoy.

  • Keeping robots in play on the battlefield

    Sep 28, 2009

  • Cavalry unit, garrison team up ahead of deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With the clanking of hammers nailing chock blocks into one end of the train car, a crane parked near the rail head on Conn Barracks gently placed a huge container down on the other end of the flat bed Sept. 25.

  • Arsenal's future is tied to its secrets

    Sep 28, 2009

    Given that the Arsenal is nearly 200 years old, there are bound to be a few ghosts and skeletons in the closet among the buildings that some date to 1828. In addition to ghosts and skeletons are secrets that some say are the key to the Arsenal's long-term survival, but are disappearing more and more every day.

  • She doesn't kick like a girl: New female kicker for PHS football 'really something'

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Emma Murray, sophomore, first announced she would try out for kicker on the Patch High School football team, she was wearing a dress and had a flower in her hair. "I thought she was coming in to be my manager," said Brian Hill, head coach. Little did he know that Murray, 15, would not only make the varsity team, but become the Panthers' best kicker.

  • Military women inspire photographer's art, life

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Uka Meissner-DeRuiz began working for the U.S. Army in 1965, she was stunned to find women serving in the military. "I was surprised. It was a cultural shock, I do admit," she said. Years later, the idea still fascinates the German photographer. It's a theme she continually explores in her work. Meissner-DeRuiz's "Military Moms" photo exhibit, the third in a series focusing on women in the military, opened at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut in downtown Stuttgart Sept. 17.

  • The long, dark tunnel: spouses and deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    For a military spouse, the long, dark tunnel of deployment is paved with new challenges and responsibilities. While their service member spouse is away, the husband or wife left behind juggles children, finances, managing the home and work - alone. Add to this the loneliness of losing a partner and best friend, and the end result can be overwhelming, even traumatic, if the spouse create a support system for themselves.

  • New after-school program teaches kids grown-up skills

    Sep 28, 2009

    Learning to maintain a vehicle or trying Latin dance are usually activities reserved for adults. Now, children in grades 1-12 can try them out - for little to no cost - with the new, Army-wide Child, Youth and School Services after-school program, EDGE!

  • Observance lauds Hispanics' military sacrifices

    Sep 28, 2009

    When the salsa band started playing at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Sept. 18, even Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and his wife, Joyce, got up and danced along.

  • USAG Stuttgart rec programs take top IMCOM-E honors

    Sep 28, 2009

    The Installation Management Command -Europe Recreation Award winners were announced Sept. 11, and it was more than a win-win situation for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. It was win-win-win-win, as the USAG Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals collected top honors in four areas.

  • Archeologists unearth artifacts at Wiesbaden construction site

    Sep 28, 2009

    Almost 2,000 years ago, several Roman military bases were established along the Rhine River in western Germany, including one in Mainz - a large Roman city known as Moguntiacum. Because of its strategic location, historians surmise the base housed as many as four Roman legions.

  • 1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

    Sep 28, 2009

    1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Commentary: We all have a mission

    Sep 26, 2009

    Less than a week ago, I left behind the desert and the construction projects at Fort Bliss and travelled with my unit, the 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, to support the Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division during Operation Unified Endeavor, a mission readiness exercise, being held at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Managing money during a deployment keeps Fort Bragg Soldiers out of financial trouble

    Sep 25, 2009

    Soldiers, both married and single, should understand the importance of money management before, during and after deployment so they don't get themselves in financial trouble. Fortunately, being a member of the military gives Soldiers and their Families access to free financial and legal services that can advise the best ways to invest and save money.

  • Fort Bragg plastic bridge

    Sep 25, 2009

    An M1A1 Abrams tank is driven over a thermoplastic composite bridge to demonstrate the strength of the first, 95 percent recycled, low maintenance bridge during the dedication ceremony Friday, at Camp Mackall. The thermoplastic bridge, made from about 85,000 pounds of recycled plastics, is the first structure of its kind capable of supporting military equipment loads in excess of 70 tons.

  • Aerobathon a big hit at Fort Bragg's Towle Court Fitness Center

    Sep 25, 2009

    More than 70 Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees participated in the biannual aerobathon at Towle Court Fitness Center Saturday. "This is a meet and greet for the classes," said fitness coordinator Shannon Riley. "It allows people to meet the instructors and see their style of instructing as well as socialize with one another. They can also get a chance to see the types of fitness programs we have to offer here," she said.

  • Fort Bragg's youth sports holds fall season opening ceremony

    Sep 25, 2009

    Hundreds of Family members, fans and spectators gathered at Fort Bragg's NCO Academy Field Saturday as the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Youth Sports division held its fall season opening ceremony. The ceremony featured youthful athletes, from ages 4 to 15, who were geared to participate in soccer, football and cheerleading during the fall season. Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Sicinski spoke at the event and threw the first football pass to a young football player to proclaim the fall season open. "Welcome to another season of Fort Bragg youth sports," Sicinski said. "This thing does not happen without your support. If you're standing on the field, it means you're actively involved in your community. If you're sitting in the bleachers, it means that you actively engaged in supporting your community, thank you."

  • Motorcycle safety course at Fort Bragg gets an upgrade

    Sep 25, 2009

    For motorcycle riders, taking the basic and experienced riders course is mandatory before operating a motorcycle on Fort Bragg. In the past, the course lasted two days and consisted of classroom and actual motorcycle operator training outside the classroom. Starting Oct. 1, the basic riders course will be extended an extra day and include a new piece of equipment designed to familiarize riders with motorcycle movement before getting out on the road. "You're gonna get movement, you're gonna get throttle input, breaking input, the motorcycle (simulator) is gonna move a little bit on you," Brunner said. "You can get that sense of feel."

  • Fort Bragg station provides post emergency information

    Sep 25, 2009

    Here is a little known fact - Fort Bragg has its own radio station. Though listeners are not likely to hear Jay-Z or Miley Cyrus, they will be warned of inclement weather and other important messages. The radio station, found at AM 1700, has been operational for nearly two months and is under the control of the Directorate of Emergency Services, said Scott Bouley, who is a systems administrator with the Integrated Incident Management Center. "The radio station is an emergency warning system that we can use to broadcast important information," Bouley said. "Right now, we are trying to find a better location for the station so that we can increase the range."

  • Distinguished lecturer series begins at Fort Bragg

    Sep 25, 2009

    To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series. The series is designed to help leaders from the brigade navigate complex geo-political issues and understand evolving concepts in military affairs through exposure to a wide array of lecturers from the worlds of the military, academia, and politics, said Maj. Troy Glazier, the brigade Information Operations officer, who helped develop the concept for the series.

  • Fort Bragg spouses' retreat prepares Families for homecomings

    Sep 25, 2009

    After 10 months in Iraq and several more to go, the spouses of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are ready for their paratroopers to come home. But preparing for that much-anticipated arrival requires planning and understanding, which is why the Panther Brigade conducted a spouse retreat Saturday and Sunday at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The weekend's opening session and overall theme of the conference was "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Col. Patrick Neal, 3rd BCT's rear detachment chaplain who has conducted three spouse retreats in the past year.

  • Fort Bragg participate in National Preparedness Month observance

    Sep 25, 2009

    Readiness is one of the staples of military life. Whether it's physical readiness or the ability to react to anything at a moment's notice, military members and their Families are expected to adapt. This month, the Fort Bragg community, along with the rest of the Army will observe National Preparedness Month and the Army encourages every member of the Army Family to participate.

  • Worker Finds Creative Niche With Hobby

    Sep 25, 2009

    David Wilson had been looking for a creative outlet for many years. He had tried different hobbies, but nothing stuck. Four years ago, however, he found his art form inside a chunk of wood. He's been carving ever since. "I had a friend that was a carver. He gave me a tool catalogue and told me to order a few things. He said he would teach me a few things in a week or so. But then he took a job as a tour bus driver," Wilson, a property administrator in the Garrison's Directorate of Logistics maintenance division, said. "It was three years before I saw him again. So, I got a few books and kept practicing. Other carvers have helped me and showed me things along the way." After four years, Wilson said he is still a beginner. His carving is still a learning process of trial and error. "I make toys, animals and people," he said, laughing. "I also make some firewood, too." It is a process he has come to love. He has set up a small shop at his home, where he spends hours in the relaxing pursuit of taking tool to wood. He has found that he most enjoys crafting caricatures and faces. "I can't even draw a stick figure, but I can take a piece of wood and make something," he said. "It's relaxing and satisfying at the same time."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers, Family members become American citizens

    Sep 25, 2009

    Seventy-four servicemembers and military spouses, 33 of whom are from Fort Bragg, raised their right hands and took the oath of allegiance for naturalized citizens during a naturalization ceremony Sept. 17, aboard the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington.

  • Community Entertains Families From Fort Campbell

    Sep 25, 2009

    "OMG!" said Denise Lewis upon seeing the crowd gathered in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel. More than 250 family members, Team Redstone leaders, community leaders and representatives from various support organizations were assembled. They met in a reception room for a "Welcome to Huntsville" event Sept. 12. With their spouses deployed in Afghanistan for a year, the family members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., were ready for a relaxing time - a retreat from the stress of running a family, working jobs, being involved in the community, and the day-to-day household operation without the presence of their spouses. The group is part of Strong Bonds, formerly known as the Building Strong and Ready Family program in 1997, an Army family readiness/support group led by the 159th Chaplain unit. The program recognizes the importance of family support. "We are so happy to be here," said Lewis, family readiness group brigade adviser

  • Bragg bike ride supports wounded warriors

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the second year in a row, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will support the Wounded Warrior Project with a bike ride across Fort Bragg. On Oct. 8, the ride will kick off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas. The opening ceremony for the 20-mile ride, which will start and end at Wilson Park on Butner Road, will begin at 9 a.m.

  • Security Assistance Command Tackles Suicide Prevention

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Army has made suicide prevention among Soldiers a top priority. However, predominantly civilian organizations are using the training and information available to educate their work forces as well. The Army Security Assistance Command is moving into phase three of its training plan. "We want it to be understood that we take it just as seriously as the green-suiters," Gale Fenwick, training manager, said. "We are an Army organization and suicide does happen to civilians, too." The first phase of training included briefings and presentations featuring the stories of people who have lived through suicide attempts or the pain of a friend, loved one or colleague's death. Some of the faces are instantly recognizable. "The actor and comedian Drew Carey has a segment where he talks about his own suicide attempt," Fenwick said. The training program is mandatory for USASAC's active duty and government civilian work force. It is also recommended for the contractors within their walls. Conducting widespread training at four locations, while in the middle of a BRAC move, sounds daunting, Fenwick said. However, teamwork and support from Redstone has made it go much smoother than could be anticipated.

  • 'God Is Touching The Hearts Of So Many'

    Sep 25, 2009

    While the Army defends freedoms around the world, God is working in the hearts of people from all walks of life who hunger for justice, compassion and a promise for a better future. That's what Betsy Brown is witnessing as she travels throughout western and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. "Pray for our enemies," she urged members of the Protestant Women of the Chapel during a presentation Sept. 10. "God is touching the hearts of so many who hate us. In Africa, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and all over the world, Jesus is making himself known ... Pray that they have dreams and visions, because they are." Brown, an international Christian worship leader, speaker and teacher, formed Heartsong Ministries in 1979. Since then, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world to share the message of Christ and to minister to U.S. servicemembers. In her mission work, she ministered behind the Iron Curtain in Germany when communism was falling, among Russian military in Siberia, and on the battlefields of Iraq to both U.S. military and Iraqi citizens. She has co-led prayer walks on the islands of Indonesia, assisted with tsunami relief work in Indonesia in 2005, spent Christmas 2004 and Thanksgiving 2007 in Iraq ministering to U.S. military, traveled to Syria several times to assist with aid to more than 2 million Iraqi refugees, and taught and worshipped with military wives involved in PWOC around the world. She has seen for herself how the power of Jesus and the Christian message of love and forgiveness have changed the lives of radical extremists. As she spoke to PWOC members in Bicentennial Chapel, Brown said she has repeatedly heard testimonials similar to what a refugee living in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon once told her about his transformation.

  • West Point Senior Ready To Graduate Into Service

    Sep 25, 2009

    Matthew Wilson didn't know his dad during his Army years. By the time the younger Wilson was born, John Wilson was getting ready to retire from a 22-year stint as an Army officer. But growing up in a post-Army family hasn't kept Wilson from finding his own way into the military's officer ranks. "I still feel like I've grown up in an Army family. I knew my father had served and so had my grandfather. It was something I knew I was always going to do." Wilson has begun his senior year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His graduation with a bachelor's in electrical engineering in May 2010 will be the culmination of a goal he set after attending West Point's Summer Leaders Seminar following his junior year at Grissom High. "I attended the leadership courses at West Point and the Naval Academy," Wilson said. "The programs are meant to expose students to the rigors, to the reality of the military academy. "I really liked the atmosphere at West Point. I made good friends during that week who I am still in touch with. I had a great squad leader. I liked everything about it." It didn't take long for Wilson to realize that West Point was the place for him. And, as he decided his path, Wilson's parents dedicated themselves to providing support to their son and other Alabama West Point cadets. They have both served as the president of the West Point Parents Club of Alabama, and continue to assist with club activities.

  • Fox's Retiring Spokesman Enjoys 'Blessed Time'

    Sep 25, 2009

    Fifty-mile drives and new computer technology were the challenges that Melba Moody faced when she first reported for work Sept. 20, 1989 at what is now Fox Army Health Center. That was 20 years ago and Fox was a full-blown hospital, with an emergency room, surgical facilities and hospital rooms. Moody's plan was to work for the hospital for a year or two and then return to her family farm in Lawrence County. Those plans changed. "I've spent so much time here that this is like family," she said. But another part of her family - her husband, a daughter and son and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives - are pulling more strongly than her Fox family these days, and Moody has decided it's time to retire. A retirement reception in her honor is scheduled for Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Fox. "I'm excited. I'm anxious. I'm going to miss the people here terribly," she said. "When I first started, I had been driving for about a month and I thought to myself 'I don't know if I can do this for a year.' Now I don't think anything about the drive. I have loved working at Fox. I love the people, the patients, and I have loved my work. I didn't know it was going to be so rewarding."

  • Touching Lives Of Veterans With Caring Services

    Sep 25, 2009

    Helping veterans is a community-wide effort in Huntsville. And, among the organizations that assist veterans, Still Serving Veterans has made a niche for itself by providing "the caring and understanding counseling" sought by veterans of all ages who need help in reintegrating into their communities. "Support from the community is what really makes us successful," SSV executive director Werner Baker said. "Huntsville is such a great military community and Redstone is really a great post. Funding is critical to our programs. But we've been fortunate that Huntsville is a giving community. We have wonderful support." That support is much appreciated by SSV as it works to make each veteran, and especially each wounded warrior, successful at what often becomes the most difficult task in their return to civilian society - finding a way to support their families. "We take care of all veterans. But our main emphasis is on young wounded warriors. We do not turn any veteran away who walks in our door. We provide all of them with job development and job training, and we work closely with their families. It doesn't do just to help the veteran and let the family walk out the door without that same support. We are all about helping to keep these families together." Baker said the Huntsville community - including commercial establishments, government contractors and individuals - has come forward to provide financial support for SSV services and programs during its three years of operations. Fund-raising events, such as the upcoming golf tournament sponsored in support of SSV by Analytical Services on Oct. 2 at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, make a difference in the type of support SSV can provide.

  • Setting Example of Supporting Troops

    Sep 25, 2009

    When Rick Turner retires in November from his position as executive director of the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, he will be taking with him a reputation of excellence and commitment built during 33 years of civilian service. It is a reputation that will be recognized nationwide at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition in October when Turner is presented with the annual Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Army, its Soldiers, civilians and families. "I view this award as recognition of the Army value of selfless service. This award is recognition for the USATA team and the other folks at Redstone who support us," Turner said. "We have 61 different locations in 11 countries, in 26 states and on three different continents. We have great Americans working for us. They are truly supporting our customers, and I have the honor of representing them. This is a team of professionals - 90 percent of which are former Soldiers - who don't care who gets the credit as long as Soldiers get the support they need. That's what makes it easy to come to work every day." Similar to others who have received prestigious Army awards, Turner said he is "humbled" and "honored" to be chosen for the AUSA award from among thousands of dedicated DA civilians, and considers it a "great honor" to be recognized for the work that's being done by USATA employees in support of Soldiers "who raise their right hand to defend our nation and, possibly, give their life for it." He also sees the award as an opportunity to promote the work of USATA's 600 employees.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Battle for 'Best Warrior' brings 24 elite Soldiers, NCOs to Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2009

    From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and NCOs officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee, Va., to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • First Army Social Worker training class graduates

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Walk to Baghdad and Back

    Sep 25, 2009

  • First Training Soldiers Arrive to Ordnance Campus

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Ordnance School operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. are beginning to wind down as construction at the school's new location at Fort Lee continues at a rapid pace. However, neither has stopped the institution from fulfilling its mission to train ordnance Soldiers. The Ordnance School transported the first wave of ordnance advanced individual training Soldiers here Sept. 23 to begin training at the school's $700 million campus.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal Competes for the Supply Excellence Award

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Camp Darby wins top European recreation award

    Sep 25, 2009

    Installation Management Command Europe Family and Morale, Welfare Recreation announced the winners of the Annual European recreation awards competition Sept. 11. U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, in Camp Darby, Italy, was declared as having the "Best Outstanding Installation Recreation Program" for a small garrison, according to Angela Flowers, IMCOM-E FMWR Recreation Awards program manager.

  • Servicemembers can weather financial storm

    Sep 25, 2009

    CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2009 Aca,!" Servicemembers and their families can weather the Aca,!A"perfect stormAca,!A? of credit, savings and banking crises; bailouts; market instability; and foreclosures, if they stay financially prepared, the PentagonAca,!a,,cs personal finance director said here recently.

  • Home-grown gangs provide dangerous threat to local communities, servicemembers

    Sep 25, 2009

    When it comes to terrorist groups, America's home-grown gangs can be overshadowed by their more publicized counterparts in the Middle East.

  • 'Swift and Sure' Brigade Lives up to its Motto

    Sep 25, 2009

    Kerry Rodriguez, the mayor of Fort Hood's McNair Village, contacted the ASBP's Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood to arrange a blood drive in support of deployed troops and their family members. She understood that with many Soldiers deployed from Fort Hood, family members could help ensure troops have all the supplies they need by donating blood.

  • USAG Schinnen selected as an Army Community of Excellence finalist

    Sep 25, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!" U.S. Army garrison Schinnen is one of eight finalists Army-wide selected by Installation Management Command to receive a site visit in October or November and compete for top honors in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • Picatinny employee to compete in World Ironman Competition finals in Hawaii

    Sep 25, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Ronald Wally, deputy director of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit here has qualifed for the World Ironman Competition finals in Kona, Hawaii.

  • We value your feedback - ICE the USAG Schinnen Public Affairs Office

    Sep 25, 2009

  • USAG-RC signs memorandum of agreement for support in Area 1 with ROKA

    Sep 25, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander, and Col. Lee Kyung Kyu, 183rd Infantry Regiment commander clasp hands promising mutual cooperation between the two units by signing a memorandum of agreement certifying the 183th IR's anti-terrorism and protection support to USAG-RC Sept. 16 at the USAG-RC DPTMS office.

  • Soldiers and Family speak out for focus group

    Sep 25, 2009

    Soldiers and Family members participated in the USAG- RC sponsored focus groups Sept. 15 and 16 at the USAG-RC conference room. The Area 1 Garrison Leadership conducted two constituent-centered focus groups as part of the Community Feedback, Issues, Resolutions, Solutions and Today initiative.

  • Peninsula wide servicemembers treated to tour of central Korea

    Sep 25, 2009

    A statue displaying history from Korea taken during a trip to the Independence Hall in Chunan City for a tour for more than 120 service members. The three day all epenses paid trip was paid for by the Ministry of Patriots and Veteran Affairs for the service members that stood amongst their colleagues within their units.

  • Garrison Soldiers give local students tour of Warrior Country

    Sep 25, 2009

    Pfc. Courtney Young, explains a daily life of Soldier to the students who came from Dongducheon Foreign Language High school students. Twenty-six students visited Casey garrison Sept. 15 to experience American culture and Army life. The students enjoyed the tour, lunch, talking and bowling together with the soldiers.

  • DODDS to accommodate over 700 Area 1 students

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Fort Irwin Garrison Commander delivers State of Fort Irwin address

    Sep 24, 2009

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Hiring Heroes helps match employers with job seekers

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 400 job seekers braved the rain Sept. 22 to attend the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. The Hiring Heroes program was established in 2004 to help wounded service members and their Family members find employment opportunities.

  • Army Community Covenant: Paralympics sports camp helps active, retired military recognize capabiliti

    Sep 24, 2009

    The U.S. Olympic Committee hosted nearly 50 active duty and retired military men and women with physical injuries at a Paralympic Military Sports Camp at Fort Sam Houston, Sept. 16 to19. The camps introduce Paralympic sport to military men and women with physical injuries. All sport clinics are conducted at an introductory level. If participants have an interest in competing in a particular event, U.S. Paralympics will connect them with a program in their community so they can begin to train.

  • Year of the NCO: Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts new member

    Sep 24, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gregory Whitehurst became the newest member of the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Sept. 16 at an induction ceremony held at Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, joining an elite group of noncommissioned officers who lead by example. The club recognizes noncommissioned officers who set the highest standards of leadership, excellence and exemplify the characteristics of Audie Murphy, a great American hero.

  • Belated Honors for Fort Larned Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2009

    The remains of Soldiers who died while serving at Fort Larned, Kan., from 1859-1878 were relocated to the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in 1888. Many of the original markers had deteriorated, and for that and other reasons, the deceased were not identified. The names of Soldiers who died during that time at Fort Larned whose remains may be buried in the FLNC are listed on a memorial, which was dedicated in a ceremony Sept. 19, 2009, at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., cemetery.

  • Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army partner to protect endangered birds near Camp Bullis

    Sep 24, 2009

    The Nature Conservancy of Texas and the U.S. Army entered into a formal cooperative agreement Sept. 17 to identify and protect habitat for endangered species surrounding Camp Bullis, one of the nation's most important military medic training facilities. The agreement, known as an Army Compatible Use Buffer, will permanently conserve important undeveloped areas of habitat outside of the Camp for the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird, and help Camp Bullis continue its critical Department of Defense medical and combat training operations.

  • Skeet Competitors Prove Skill, Have Fun

    Sep 24, 2009

    The morning air was filled with ghostly puffs of white smoke and the sweet smell of spent gun powder during this year's 50 Bird Skeet Tournament, which attracted both novice and experienced shooters to Fort Stewart's Skeet Range, Sept. 19.

  • 3rd ID Takes Second in All-Army Combatives

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from all over the world shook hands and locked arms during the 5th Annual All-Army Combatives Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Sept. 18-20. Although missing three weight classes, 3rd Infantry Division placed second overall with competitors placing all over the board.

  • Construction, renovation in preparation for IMCOM realignment

    Sep 24, 2009

    Realignment of U.S. Army Installation Management Command to Fort Sam Houston will require renovation of at least five historic structures and construction of two new buildings.

  • 'Embracing' BRAC: New public awareness program up and running

    Sep 24, 2009

    The City of San Antonio's "Embrace BRAC" campaign is designed to raise the awareness in San Antonio about the BRAC project's business and job opportunities associated with the multi-billion dollar military base improvements. The program will also be reaching out to families across the country who will have the chance to move to San Antonio as the military relocates all of its medical training facilities from around the country to San Antonio. The military is investing more than $3 billion in construction, mostly at Fort Sam Houston, as part of consolidating its medical training and research facilities and personnel.

  • 3HBCT chaplains sponsor marriage retreat, prepare families for deployment

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Chaplains assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment and the Brigade Special Troops Battalion sponsored a marriage retreat in Panama City Beach, Fla., for 72, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and their spouses, Sept. 12-14.

  • 260th Quartermaster Soldiers Stand Down for Homelessness

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade participated in the 6th annual Stand Down for Homelessness in Savannah at the Savannah Salvation Army building on Bee Road, Sept. 15.

  • Partner cultures intertwine during exchange

    Sep 24, 2009

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office (Third Army PAO) hosted their public affairs counterparts from the Kenyan Army during an exchange between the partner nations Sept. 14 through 17 in Washington, D.C.

  • German ambassador speaks at CGSC

    Sep 24, 2009

    German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth spoke to students, faculty and staff of the Command and General Staff College Sept. 16 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Hall. He outlined the need for a whole of government approach for success in rebuilding Afghanistan, similar to what the United States did in Europe with the Marshall Plan.

  • Day of remembrance for POWs/MIAs

    Sep 24, 2009

    Although not marked as an official holiday on any calendar, Sept. 19 holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of Americans. For those who recognize the day's significance, it is a day of remembrance, honor, sorrow and hope that is being observed for its 25th year. This year, the members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities joined Americans throughout the nation on this day, National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day, to remember all of the heroes who haven't made it home.

  • Vanguard 'Top Medics' Prep For Army-Wide Competition

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Vanguard Soldiers will represent the 3rd Infantry Division and take a stab at becoming the Army's Top Medic Team for 2009 at an Expert Field Medical Competition, Oct. 19-24.

  • Fort McPherson JAG wins excellence award...again

    Sep 24, 2009

    With countless books filling the bookshelves on the walls of the U.S. Army Garrison Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, wall space is at a premium. Still, the office staff will have to make some room with the arrival of another reward documenting its excellence. Once again, the OSJA staff has been awarded the Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for the year of 2008 in the medium-office-size category.

  • 4th IBCT Sergeant Receives Soldier's Medal

    Sep 24, 2009

    In front of an audience of 2,700 Vanguard Brigade Soldiers, one noncommissioned officer here received the highest peacetime award for valor, Sept. 15. Sergeant John Anthony Huggins Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, earned the Soldier's Medal after risking his life to save a fellow Soldier.

  • CFC - Give Today and Change Tomorrow

    Sep 24, 2009

    With this week's flooding in Atlanta, we are reminded more than ever as to how important aid is to those in need. Local and national organizations help provide funding and assistance in times of natural disaster, provide counseling services to victims of domestic abuse, provide shelter for individuals and animals and support a variety of interests. To be able to sustain these services, organizations need your help.

  • 'Vanguard Swarm' Highlights Multiple Milestones: New Light Infantry Brigade Ready For Any

    Sep 24, 2009

    September 15 marked a historic day for the 3rd Infantry Division's Vanguard Brigade. The once heavy brigade combat team stood together as a new light-infantry unit in a ceremony dubbed Vanguard Swarm. The 'Swarm' showcased more than 2,700 light-fighters as they'd now arrive onto the battlefield - weapons in hand, ruck sacks on their backs and patrolling on foot. The former heavy, up-armored team stood tall as the brigade commander announced the end to their Infantry Brigade Combat Team conversion and the beginning of preparation for the next deployment.

  • 3rd ID Celebrates Military Tradition With Twilight Tattoo

    Sep 24, 2009

    The 3rd Infantry Division Band played to the cheers of nearly 300 Soldiers, Family and friends during the Marne Division's Twilight Tattoo ceremony, a musical extravaganza celebrating the Army and the division's proud heritage was held at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Sept. 17.

  • Dog Face Soldiers Past, Present Unite

    Sep 24, 2009

    The 3rd Infantry Division is a unit with a long history of defending America, not only during war but also during peacetime. The division has been on the frontlines against freedom's enemies for nearly 100 years. The 3rd ID Historical Society held its 90th Annual Reunion in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 15-20. The organization is the oldest historical society in the Army.

  • ARFORGEN, Reserves getting the job done, says FORSCOM CG

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Gen. Charles Campbell, Army Forces Commanding General, discussed the two "great epiphanies" of the Army after the Iraq War during day two of the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Force out of balance, Preston says

    Sep 24, 2009

    We live in an era of persistent conflict, and that's not likely to change any time soon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston said Wednesday on the final day of the annual Infantry Warfighting Conference in Columbus, Ga.

  • Wiesbaden Operation Rising Star winner sings the blues

    Sep 24, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's all about the blues for Wiesbaden's Operation Rising Star winner. A,A Everytime Erin Sataloff took the stage, the judges were blown away by her controlled tempo and throw-back to a jazzy-era of music.

  • Army Engineering & Support Center upgrades security at Fort Carson gates

    Sep 24, 2009

    The gates of Fort Carson, Colo., are among the first at Army installations to be upgraded to accommodate future security components.

  • Commentary: It's seasonal flu to you, too

    Sep 24, 2009

    Short commentary about H1N1 preventive measures.

  • NCO conveys pride in his Hispanic heritage

    Sep 24, 2009

    Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic American Heritage Month. They have served in every conflict from the American Revolution to today's ongoing military operations. With more than 40 Medals of Honor awarded to Hispanic Americans dating back to the Civil War, it is important to recognize their significant contributions. Today, Hispanic Americans serve proudly in all branches of the military, at home and abroad. One of them is Master Sgt. Jesse Camarillo.

  • Belvoir librarian trains colleagues in native Korea

    Sep 24, 2009

    For Van Noy Library cataloguer and librarian, and mother of two, Hyesoon Kim, the last half August wasn't full of school-supply lists, buying school clothes and a final end-of-summer road trip. Instead, Kim got her passport in order and suitcases packed for her and her daughters and took a temporary assignment from Fort Belvoir to go and train her Korean counterparts who work for FMWR libraries throughout Korea.

  • Board of Advisors meets for BRAC update

    Sep 24, 2009

    Fort Belvoir officials hosted area politicians and political appointees for the 10th Board of Advisors meeting Sept.16 at the Officer's Club.

  • Appreciation Day provides information to those who served, widows and widowers

    Sep 24, 2009

    Retirees, widows and widowers gathered at Barden Education Center Saturday morning as Belvoir recognized their service and sacrifice by with its annual Retiree Appreciation and Widow/Widower Day. The day offered those gathered a chance to learn about current information on topics such as construction, wills, health care, benefits and legislation.

  • Eslinger, West Point Class of 2007, receives 2009 Nininger Award

    Sep 24, 2009

    From the day recruits enter the Army, the training they receive can save their lives and the lives of others. The lessons that Soldiers are taught become second nature, without thinking about what the situation is, and the Soldiers react to overcome any adversity that is presented to them. Four years ago, the Association of Graduates created the Alexander Nininger Award, which is presented to a company grade officer who displayed a selfless act of heroism in combat, much like the actions the award's namesake performed to receive the Medal of HonorA,A posthumously for his actions in the Philippine Islands Jan. 12, 1942.A,A

  • SRT: cream of the cops

    Sep 24, 2009

    The day started with a physical fitness test at the break of dawn, which was followed up with a grueling run made no easier by all the equipment that needed to be carried.

  • Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 100 Muslim Soldiers gathered at the Joe E. Mann Center Sunday to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

  • Crystal Clear: Out of sight, out of mind' Not for mom

    Sep 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, my husband and I went on a cruise. It was four days of baby-free fun and sun, with a little stop in Mexico. We had nothing to do but eat, sleep and be responsibility free for four whole days.

  • Mom, son complete BCT family tree

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Soldiers from Florida have made Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson a family affair.

  • Hernandez: 'Take initiative'

    Sep 24, 2009

    Sgt. Basilio Hernandez said his most memorable Army experience was when he came back from his first Iraq deployment.

  • Fort Jackson launches season of giving

    Sep 24, 2009

    Many members of the Fort Jackson military and civilian workforce have stepped forward to support the post's Combined Federal Campaign, which officially got under way Sept. 16.

  • Down and dirty: Thousands participate in mud run

    Sep 24, 2009

    On Saturday, people from all over the state and beyond spent the better part of the day jumping through mud puddles, sliding down muddy hills and throwing mud pies.

  • Congregation moves to 'next' home

    Sep 24, 2009

    After three years of worshipping at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Chapel Next has found a new home at Bayonet Chapel. The contemporary Christian congregation celebrated its first service there Sunday in front of a packed house.

  • Heidelberg leading the way in economical LED lighting

    Sep 24, 2009

    Heidelberg garrison is replacing fluorescent lights in Army Family Housing with economical LED light fixtures.

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