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  • Covenant betters Bamberg services

    Jul 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- For a little less than two years now Soldiers and their families have received new resources and greater access to services thanks to the Army Family Covenant.

  • Merritt Takes Reins of 59th Ordnance Brigade

    Jul 1, 2009

    "To talk about Tom Keegan, you can't do it at a ceremony like this, we wouldn't have enough time. He leaves an incredible legacy behind him. The things he has done for the entire community is phenomenal," said Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, the 35th chief of Ordnance and commanding general of the Army Ordnance Center and Schools, about Col. Thomas Keegan, outgoing commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade. Keegan relinquished command of the 59th during the brigade's change of command ceremony June 19 at the Redstone activity field. Incoming commander Col. Howard "Lee" Merritt received the brigade's colors from Collyar, instating him as the new commander. The change of command was a final chance for Keegan to stand before of the Soldiers he's led for the past two years and to welcome the new challenges which lay ahead for Merritt.

  • Daughters teach their fathers about tea party etiquette at ACS event

    Jul 1, 2009

    Dads in shorts and flop flops sipped pink lemonade from white china teacups as their daughters, many in spring dresses, taught them lessons in tea party etiquette during the Army Community Service Father Daughter Tea Party at 10 a.m. June 27 at the ACS Annex.

  • Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital commander discusses the new hospital

    Jul 1, 2009

    Irwin Army Community Hospital's commander spoke with community members June 25 during the Junction City Military Affairs Council. During his 30-minute presentation, Col. Jeffrey Johnson relayed the vision to meet Fort Riley's health care needs for the next 40 to 50 years.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 1, 2009

    One by one, the young women approached the microphone to express their thanks and read aloud their application essays. Curious onlookers passed by with shopping carts. This was the scene Friday at the annual Scholarships for Military Children ceremony at the Commissary. Five winners each received a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children, administered by Fisher House Foundation, is among many programs initiated by the Defense Commissary Agency to involve commissaries even more deeply in the fabric of the military community. "It's a great honor," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said. "They have to earn it."

  • Fort Riley elementary students perform dino version of 'American Idol'

    Jul 1, 2009

    About 20 students from Fort Riley's elementary schools performed "DinoStars!," a twist on "American Idol," as part of Camp Imagination June 25 at Ware Elementary. Camp Imagination was a three-week summer program for Fort Riley elementary students to be part of a production that teaches them the aspects of performing on stage.

  • Having a Blast on Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2009

    Three Madison County patriots will be recognized at the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur on the Fourth of July. Retired Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Carney and two Vietnam prisoners of war -- retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness and the late Michael Christian, who retired as a Navy lieutenant commander - will be honored during Saturday's 6 p.m. VIP Program at the Spirit of America Stage at Decatur's Point Mallard. The VIP Program is one of several activities taking place during the July 3-4 festival, which is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the state. The festival is free to the public.

  • Soldiers volunteer, party during 4-day Country Stampede

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers volunteered and enjoyed the Manhattan, Kansas Coutry Stampede event.

  • Power technicians recognized at conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time, the Department of Defense Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) presented awards to military power technicians from each military branch to recognize the hard work and efforts of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines using or maintaining power generation equipment on the battlefield.

  • 'Greening' Carson ranges, training lands saves money, resources

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has taken steps to make the training areas more sustainable, including using dirt blocks to create urban settings.

  • Fort Carson WTB holds first NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held its first NCO induction ceremony June 24. All Soldiers in the WTB are wounded warriors who are undergoing physical therapy until they are either transitioned back to active duty or receive a medical discharge.

  • NCO firefighter ties together German and American community

    Jul 1, 2009

  • The Volunteers Rock Country USA

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Command Sergeant Major congratulates new Warrior leaders

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP JACKSON SOUTH KOREA - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea/ 8th United States Army Command Sgt. Maj., visited Camp Jackson June 23 to congratulate new Warrior leaders.

  • Who's afraid to be a millionaire

    Jul 1, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Warrior Country Soldiers received a wealth of information from Army Community Services and their finance team during a financial conference June 19 at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center.

  • Commander gives friendship award at Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Myung, Young Kuk (left) accepts an award from Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson June 23 commemorating his work and friendship during a ceremony held in the Indianhead Golf Club on USAG-Casey.

  • Army spouses read to children on Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Soldiers, Family and community members enjoyed an afternoon of reading and entertainment kicking off the summer reading for fitness program June 18 in the USAG-Casey Gateway Club. The Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored program is offered to all children, living on and off post, from ages 2-12 and features a book reading and a snack with a physical activity incorporated into the event.

  • AFAP delegates discuss family concerns at Europe conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    Looking to tackle problems that impact U.S. military communities throughout Europe, 58 delegates from garrisons in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany met earlier this month for the 2009 Army Europe Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Motorcycle Safety: skills and habits that save lives

    Jul 1, 2009

    To paraphrase Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Safety on a motorcycle, then, is not an act, but a habit. The best motorcycle in the world will end up in a wrecking yard unless one learns how to use it. To help us program ourselves for motorcycle safety, the Army offers basic riders courses and experienced riders courses for persons new to motorcycles and scooters, and those well-experienced through the CFPS Corp. whose business it is to teach traffic safety programs.

  • Red Cloud aquires two new fire trucks for Rod Range

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, SOUTH KOREA - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (second from left) USAG-Red Cloud commander and Area I Fire Chief John Cook (right of Jackson) hold up the ceremonial ribbon after cutting during a ceremony celebrating the acquisition of two new fire trucks for Redriguez Range in the parking lot of the USAG-Casey Fire House June 17.

  • Newest Army Lodge in Europe opens

    Jul 1, 2009

    USACE helps open the Army newest lodge in Europe at Chievres Air Base

  • YMCA's Camp Erdman hosts Operation Purple activities

    Jun 30, 2009

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii - Sitting on a Swiss army stretcher under a well-shaded ironwood tree, Shalonda Flowers, age 7, could sense the presence of her father, even though he is deployed.

  • Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

    Jun 30, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention.

  • Hands-free driving required in Hawaii

    Jun 30, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Now it's going to be important to keep your hands on the steering wheel, both on-post and off.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Bringing Alfie back to the Presidio

    Jun 30, 2009

    When Alfie Khalil died in 2006, it resonated upon all who knew him at the Defense Language Institute and the Presidio of Monterey.

  • From academia to the Arsenal: 22 interns get Army experience at RIA

    Jun 30, 2009

    Interns from throughout the country are learning to work for one of the most important organizations in the world ... the U.S. Army. As 22 college students are learning, the Minority College Relations Program is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: Where small science has huge impact

    Jun 30, 2009

    Vistec Lithography, a business tenant on the Watervliet Arsenal, announced Tuesday in a press conference that it will be shipping a new electron beam lithography system to the United States Army for advanced research and development. Representatives from Vistec Lithography Inc. were joined by U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, Arsenal Commander Col. Scott N. Fletcher, and Tony Gaetano, president of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership.

  • Guardrail improvements enhance intelligence support and deployability

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Software Engineering Center has made significant improvements to the Guardrail signals intelligence system. The center is part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Fort Polk kids celebrate Army's birthday

    Jun 30, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child Development Center went all out June 19 in helping Army kids understand -- and celebrate -- the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Clint Black headlines Polk's fourth festivities

    Jun 30, 2009

    Headlining Fort Polk's celebration of American independence this year is country superstar Clint Black, who recently starred on television's Celebrity Apprentice. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist's career. An astounding one-third of the songs eligible for single release achieved hit song status at country radio. Black takes the stage at 8 p.m.

  • CYSS and FMWR feature two new programs for Wiesbaden youths

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The results of the Wiesbaden Teen Center's June Food for Thought survey screamed from the page. "We want swimming. We want fitness classes. We want rock climbing and bowling and horseback riding."

  • German-American initiative promotes resource conservation

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden garrison environmental engineers joined their host nation counterparts on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 17 to look at ways to improve energy conservation efforts.

  • The United States Army Field Band rocks the Midwest

    Jun 30, 2009

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army families

    Jun 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Since October 2008, the Army Family Covenant has delivered more than 150,000 free hours of respite care in Europe, along with saving Soldiers and their families more than $1.5 million while participating in Child, Youth and School Services activities.

  • Perpetual drive pushes Soldier to honor and achievement

    Jun 29, 2009

    Spc. Joshua Geren constantly seeks higher achievement as part of his Army career. Geren won Soldier of the Year honors for the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • 62nd Inf Bde deploys first Soldier in more than 40 years

    Jun 29, 2009

    In a unit that will be training Soldiers to advise Iraqi and Afghan security forces, deployments will not be uncommon. A recent deployment for the 162nd Infantry Brigade, however, proved to be a rare opportunity. Second Lt. Wendel S. Walters, assigned to the brigade's 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, has the distinction of being the first Soldier assigned to the brigade to deploy in 44 years.

  • Weapons training becomes 'foreign' experience for 162nd Soldiers

    Jun 29, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers assigned to the 162nd Infantry Brigade recently had a foreign experience with weapons when they undertook a training mission at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Polk units attend Street Smart program to learn driving safety

    Jun 29, 2009

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, in conjunction with the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, brought the Street Smart Program (presented by Anheuser Busch) to Fort Polk's Bayou Theater June 16-17.

  • Antonia takes helm of 4th BCT, 10th Mtn Div

    Jun 29, 2009

    Another page has been added to the storied history of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) as, outgoing commander, Col. Mark A. Dewhurst, handed over the reigns of command to, incoming commander Col. Bruce P. Antonia in a change of command ceremony June 19 at Honor Field.

  • Future Center of Excellence fits Army's future and current challenges

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Center of Excellence under construction at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is intended to be a model for how the Army must transform the way it does business to meet the challenges it faces in the future.

  • Army Field Band shares stage with Jazz greats

    Jun 29, 2009

    There was a lot of "looking up" going on when the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band performed at Music Education Week in Washington, D.C., for MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

  • Facilities, personnel converge on Army Enterprise concept

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Army Enterprise concept is designed to improved processes within the Army as it prepares to meeting current and future challenges.

  • During the storm, officials offer tips on riding out storms

    Jun 29, 2009

    While human activity outside may be at a minimum during a hurricane here, the Installation Operations Center (IOC) staff works feverishly throughout the storm to make sure every person stays safe and property suffers minimal damage.

  • Batting cages score Families swinging good times

    Jun 29, 2009

    Fort Rucker opened new batting cages. The cages, located on Fifth Avenue near the post office, offer both fast-pitch and slow-pitch baseball and softball.

  • Picatinny NCO stands out in several uniforms

    Jun 29, 2009

    First Sgt. Paul Wilcock, a wounded Soldier stationed at Picatinny Arsenal competed in and finished a 210-cycling competition without any real training or preperation.

  • Phipps pins on first star

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Military Police working dog welcomes MPs to Graf

    Jun 29, 2009

    Members of the 615th Military Police Company recently underwent a three-week training program to familiarize newly arrived Soldiers with local Grafenwoehr policies and procedures. The program, the Bloodhound Law Enforcement Academy, included topics ranging from legal responsibilities and limitations and performing routine traffic stops to proper use of military working dogs.

  • JROTC Leadership camp brings camaraderie, competition to cadets

    Jun 29, 2009

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Department of Defense high schools throughout Europe arrived in Grafenwoehr June 14, for a 10-day Cadet Leadership Challenge camp.

  • Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn receives national recognition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute designated U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn winner of the 2009 Gold Pineapple award.

  • Grafenwoehr race qualifies Army Europe 10-Miler team for national competition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr hosted the U.S. Army 10-Miler qualifying race June 27, 2009. One hundred and eight racers participated. The top six male and female Soldiers qualified to run the national race in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2009.

  • Germany-based units receive Army Deployment Excellence Awards

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Leaders emerge through Year of the NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The day a Soldier becomes a member of the noncommissioned officer corps, is the day he or she becomes a leader of Soldiers. It's the moment when a Soldier accepts and honors the words of the NCO creed: "All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership." Becoming a leader, however, is a journey of life, experiences and the leadership of others.

  • The Changing Face of Brussels

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The Sterrebeek Annex has been experiencing its first significant new construction since it was acquired in the 1960s. Ground was broken on Dec. 4, 2008, for a new BAS gymnasium and art complex, the first major new construction in the 42-year history of the Brussels American School.

  • Minister president honors U.S. military Soldiers, employees for outstanding service

    Jun 29, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every year Hessen's minister president recognizes people who go above and beyond the call of duty to save lives, help their fellow citizens and to improve the quality of life for those who reside in the German state. A recognition ceremony at the annual Hessentag celebration honors those who have performed outstanding service in Hessen.

  • New Army Lodge opens in heart of Europe

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The new Army Lodge on ChiAfA..vres Air Base opened its doors in June, after almost two years of construction. "It is the first environmentally-friendly Lodge to be erected in Europe. It's the newest and most modern in the region," said JoAnn Chambers, chief of staff, IMCOM-Europe.

  • Transferability Policy for Post 9-11 GI Bill Announced

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The Post 9-11 GI Bill takes effect Aug. 1, but Servicemembers can begin signing up their immediate family members for transferability now.

  • Military career drives postmaster's passion

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Delivering the mail is how Josh Alo has earned his daily bread throughout his adult life, but his avocation since his teen years has been making music, specifically Reggae music. Prior to becoming Brussels postmaster, the Honolulu, Hawaii, native served nine years in the U.S. Air Force as a mail transportation manager, serving overseas in Japan, Belgium and Italy, with significant deployments to the Middle East. "I'm proud of my service, past and present, to military communities, and that's a big part of what I sing about," he said.

  • Child Development Center opens after a year long-renovation

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy -- The doors of the U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Child Development Center opened to Camp Darby community children on June 16 after a year-long renovation costing approx $1 million.

  • IMCOM-Europe transportation officials offer tips for summer move

    Jun 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The yearly "summer surge" season for permanent change of station moves has dawned. And with the expected high volume of Soldiers and families simultaneously leaving and entering the region during the next few months, Installation Management Command-Europe is providing tips for customers to help ensure their shipment of household goods goes smoothly.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim conducts Fire Prevention training

    Jun 29, 2009

    USAG Mannheim Fire Prevention training slideshow.

  • Army Field Band performs deep in the heart of Texas

    Jun 27, 2009

    On July 28, the Concert Band and SoldiersAca,!a,,c Chorus of The United States Army Field Band took the stage at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and put on a Texas-sized performance. The audience, numbering roughly 7,500, included the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Randy Pais, and Ambassador Lawrence Holland, USAR Ambassador to Texas. The noncommissioned officers that comprise the Field Band look forward to returning to Houston in the future.

  • THE ROCK TAKES IT TO THE MAT

    Jun 27, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- One hundred forty-two Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry "ROCK" Regiment (Airborne) entered the ROCK Combatives Tournament in seven weight classes to compete for the top slot and bragging rights June 23-24 at the Caserma Ederle gym. The winners will represent 2-503 in 173rd ABCT's combatives tournament June 28- 30.

  • The COMCAM Daily

    Jun 26, 2009

    Click here to view the Joint Combat Camera "Iraq Edition" for June 24, 2009.

  • Biggest Volkslauf yet

    Jun 26, 2009

    The 10th annual Marine Mess Volkslauf 10-kilometer Extreme Cross Country Run saw it's biggest crowd of runners yet, with approximately 750 runners taking on the challenge, Saturday. The flock of fleet-footed fun seekers beat last year's crew by 300 people.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT delegates meet to discuss family issues

    Jun 26, 2009

    The U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command hosted an Army Family Action Plan Conference June 15-19 in Huntsville, Ala. Delegates from Colorado Springs, Colo., Kwajalein Atoll, Fort Meade, Md., and Huntsville attended to discuss ways to improve quality of life issues for Soldiers and their families.

  • Exercise puts some 'JUICE' into communications

    Jun 26, 2009

    Closing current gaps in the design of more seamless and robust communications networks was the major theme this year of the annual worldwide DoD exercise hosted at Fort Monmouth, N.J., by the Software Engineering Center (SEC), part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • CBRN week continues

    Jun 26, 2009

    The 2009 Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regimental Week continues to draw crowds, even as it draws to a close this week. While the CBRN Corps is using the week to plan for the future, many of the scheduled events showcase the CBRN Corps and are open to the public.

  • Streamlining logistics pays off for Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    Though not normally perceived as a glamorous operation, the Operations and Plans section of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., performs many functions that are critical to the Soldier in the field.

  • New running technique strikes a Pose

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Sill fitness platoon is using a new technique to prevent running injuries.

  • Army employees use recent training to save life

    Jun 26, 2009

    On many occasions, members of the acquisition community are recognized for the systems they provide that save lives, but rarely do those same people save lives with their own hands, as was the case on June 18.

  • 14th MPs get new commander

    Jun 26, 2009

    Col. Anthony Zabek assumed command of the 14th Military Police Brigade at Nutter Field House, Tuesday. "I believe Col. Zabek is the first ever Reserve component officer to command an active-duty battalion and now an active-duty brigade," said Brig. Gen. David Phillips, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant.

  • Garrison gets new top noncommissioned officer

    Jun 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad began his first day as Fort Bragg's new garrison command sergeant major Friday by saying thank you. He thanked the Soldier he replaced for helping him get settled and he thanked the command for welcoming him.

  • Fort Bragg garrison receives new leader

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Bragg is the largest U.S. Army installation by population and the job of the garrison comA,A!mander is never ending. Even on the day that Col. David G. Fox, outgoing garrison commander, relinquished command to Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fox's morning was busy handling various issues including closing Fort Bragg's largest gate. Fox called the events, "a normal Fort Bragg day."

  • Fort Drum Soldiers incorperate Arabic speakers, roadside attacks in training exercise

    Jun 26, 2009

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (June 12, 2009) - Native Arabic speakers, roadside attacks, MEDEVAC (medical evacuation) helicopters and IEDs... in Watertown, NY. Operation Courage Peak, a training exercise for the Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry ("Triple Deuce") incorporated all of these things and more. The exercise lasted for 10 days and the Soldiers dealt with scenarios they might encounter in Iraq. All of the scenarios took place in the fictional town of Tirika.

  • AUSA golf tourney raises funds for Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    The Association of the United States Army golf tournament was held at Fort McPherson, Ga, June 18. The tournament, which is held every year in honor of the Army's birthday, features mixed teams of military and civilian players and raises funds for various Soldier-oriented organizations and programs.

  • Sparks fly at Huachuca tech center

    Jun 26, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Thirteen years after moving into its current building, the Technology Integration Center (TIC) needed to reorganize its labs into one centralized lab area for testing across the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command.

  • Brothers in arms: siblings serve side by side as Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    When asking for Capt. Panepinto, you'd better state which one. While all Soldiers are brothers-in-arms, for Matt and Nick Panepinto, that brotherhood is also created by blood. "Having a brother in the military is kind of rare," said younger brother Nick. "It brings pride to the Family."

  • Youths learns lessons on leadership with LeadAmerica, Fort McPherson Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    Leaders aren't born, they are sculpted through time through experience, education, trials and tribulation. Seventy students from around the country participating in the LeadAmerica Youth Leadership Organization received such lessons in leadership from the hammer and chisel of the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson June 17.

  • Nine military children receive $13,500 in college scholarships

    Jun 26, 2009

    The recipients of the 2009 expressed their gratitude to those who have supported them during the presentation ceremony at Fort McPherson Commissary June 18.

  • Military retirees honored for their sacrifice and service

    Jun 26, 2009

    The men and women walking throughout the rooms at the Commons at Fort McPherson Commons presented a living tapestry of military service. The youngest was 39 years old. The oldest was 92. Consisting of different ethnicities, genders and creeds, they represented the diversity of the nation they served. And, as they were reminded of throughout the day, they also stood as a testament to their country's strength.

  • Army Field Band Soldier-Musicians make sweet music together

    Jun 26, 2009

  • Celebrate the independence of our nation this July 4

    Jun 26, 2009

    Over the past two weeks, we celebrated the Army's 234th birthday, and we did it in style! I'd like to thank everyone who helped to make our Army birthday events a success. Your dedication and hard work culminated in a variety of activities that provided something for everyone, and that honored our military service at a level appropriate for such a historic event.

  • Civilian builds career with workhorse radio

    Jun 26, 2009

    James G. Bowden's career has been tightly interwoven with the development and evolution of an Army "workhorse" that is notable within the Department of Defense--the Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) family of radios.

  • Lights, Soldiers, Action!

    Jun 26, 2009

    There's Army Strong, and then there's Army talent. People were able to witness that talent when the 2009 Army Soldier Show came to the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro june 21. The show, featuring 15 Soldiers from all ranks, jobs and duty stations, was a 90-minute showcase of dance, song and other talents highlighted by a variety of costumes, stage props, smoke and lights.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEK CANDIDATES FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

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    Jun 25, 2009

    Volunteers help out Fort Carson wildlife by installing water guzzlers.

  • THE HILL - Vol. 20 - VIDEO: Queensryche - Rocking the Marne

    Jun 25, 2009

    Fort Benning - On Monday, May 18, Queensryche - Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson and Parker Lundgren - rocked the troops at Fort Benning, Georgia in between tour dates in support of their new Rhino Records CD, American Soldier. The post welcomed Queensryche with "open arms" as they gave all band members and their crew an exhilarating ride in an M1A1 Abrams tank and an M2 Bradley tank. In addition to that experience, the band dined with the troops earlier in the day and gave a concert performance on Sledgehammer Field, Kelley Hill in the afternoon.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, future military leaders

    Jun 25, 2009

    In an era of Army transformation, the Watervliet Arsenal has become more than just a cannon manufacturer, it is also an educational resource for future military leaders.

  • Don't be a victim-Avoid scams against Family members of the deployed

    Jun 25, 2009

    Soldiers and their Families are targets of scams, especially since deployments have been coming more frequently and for longer terms.

  • Smith relinquishes command of Fort Carson garrison

    Jun 25, 2009

    Fort Carson garrison commander, Col. Eugene Smith, relinquishes command after three years of leading Fort Carson.

  • Fort Riley Directorate of Public Works awards reflect efforts of many

    Jun 25, 2009

    Fort Riley's Directorate of Public Works received top honors again at Fort Riley's regional level. it's the only directorate on the post to win two top level awards during this time period.

  • Teens take on physical training challenge

    Jun 25, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Riley test Teen Center kids on their levels of physical fitness using the Army PT test as a basis to score each event for the kids. This event was conducted to give the kids an idea of the Army physical fitness standards are for their Soldier parents who must take a semi-annual 'PT' test.

  • Command and General Staff College staff, faculty to 'regreen' as Battle Command Training P

    Jun 25, 2009

    A new memorandum of understanding between the Battle Command Training Program and the Command and General Staff College will provide CGSC staff and faculty with "regreening" opportunities by serving as augmentee observer/trainers with BCTP.

  • Celebrating Dad - Families gather at Riley's for Father's Day barbecue brunch

    Jun 25, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers and dads took part in the annual Father's Day brunch with their Families.

  • Knowledge Management Qualification Course to begin

    Jun 25, 2009

    As the Army Operational Knowledge Management proponent, the Combined Arms Center is responsible for developing an enduring knowledge management capability across the Army. For the last six months, CAC's Battle Command Knowledge System has been developing the Army Knowledge Management Qualification Course.

  • Maj. Gen. Via recognized by NAACP in Roy Wilkins Award

    Jun 25, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, former commanding general of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) was selected to receive the 2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award.

  • Commentary: Army's NCOs earned year and much more

    Jun 25, 2009

    Early in our history, the United States had to grow a military that was able to fight for and protect the liberties that we wanted to have as a people and a nation. Many different strategies and techniques were utilized, but it was not until the inception of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps that our military evolved into a more adaptive, agile, mobile and efficient enough force to support and defend our United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

  • New combat medic training manual named 'Hot Product'

    Jun 25, 2009

    The Army Medical Department's recently published "68W Advanced Field Craft: Combat Medic Skills," was named a "Hot Product" at the 27th Annual EMS Today Conference and Exposition, hosted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

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