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  • Reading program enhances understanding of German history, replicates Berlin Wall

    Aug 18, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Thirty-three Grafenwoehr and Vilseck children gathered with family members and library staff Aug. 10 at Dick Hauter Lake on Camp Heritage to tear down a symbolic replica of the Berlin Wall as the culmination of the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Libraries summer reading program, celebrating 20 years of reunited Germany.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • American Red Cross raises funds for Family programs to be held in Area I

    Aug 18, 2009

    Jana Fullmer (third from left) looks on while American Red Cross volunteers prepare hot dogs for hungry patrons during the American Red Cross fundraising event held on USAG-Casey July 31. Fulmer said the event raised more than $1,200 for future programs being planned this year. More courses and classes are coming in September: A Baby-sitting Instructor Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in USAG-Casey Army Community Services classroom. Community CPR and First Aid Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Army Community Services classroom. The course has a fee of $40. The American Red Cross Disaster Course will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Family Readiness Group building 2403. This course is free and open to the public. The International Humanitarian Law Course will be held Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. also in the FRG building. It is also free and open to the public.

  • Soldiers learn to speak Korean on Casey

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 40 Soldiers gathered for classes to learn to speak the Korean language July 30 in USAG-Casey's Education Center. The class is taught by three Korean nationals hired by the Northern Gyeongi-gi Provincial Office to teach their native language to Soldiers who wish to learn from July 7 to Aug. 27.

  • Three IR employees receive DFM certification

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (far right), USAG Red Cloud commander, gives encouraging remarks to (left to right) Hong, Song Nan, senior evaluator, Song, Yong Hwa, evaluator, and Kim, Son Kyong, evaluator, in the Internal Review office on Red Cloud August 4. The three IR evaluators successfully completed the certification for Defense Financial Manager, which is designed for the Department of Defense financial management work force. The certification used to be limited to U.S. Civilians, but now it is open to Korean employees as well. There are eight Korean nationals who received this certificate throughout Area I.

  • Warrior Country welcomes its first School Liaison Officer

    Aug 18, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - Keeping Warrior Country the assignment of choice is easier to explain to Soldiers arriving in Area I now that Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has added Marie Johnson to the staff as school liaison officer.

  • Middle school teens improve environment with recycling

    Aug 17, 2009

    So when Earth Day rolled around this year on April 22, it was the perfect opportunity for CYSS middle school and teen programs to discuss the citizenship pillar of Character Counts, which involves making a child's school and community better by doing things like being a good neighbor, obeying laws and rules, protecting the environment and more. As a result, the kids started a recycling program.

  • Casualty Assistance Center trains local police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Polk's relationship with the local community continued its forward momentum July 30 in Alexandria. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office honor guard, in an effort to hone its funeral procedures, received training from the Fort Polk Casualty Assistance Center.

  • Motor sergeant earns prestigious recruiting award

    Aug 17, 2009

    As the "Year of the NCO" continues, a motor sergeant who earned a prestigious recruiting award before coming to Fort Polk this year, exemplifies Army values, according to his command leadership.

  • Fort Bragg works to fix gridlock

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg takes steps now to divert gridlock in the future.

  • Tiger Brigade ready to drive advisor training mission

    Aug 17, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade get ready to take over the Army mission of training combat advisors, they got their turn in the driver's seat while visiting a small group advisor cadre at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Fort Bragg's newcomers' orientation helps ease transition

    Aug 17, 2009

    If Soldiers or their Families sometimes feel overwhelmed by arriving on a new installation, Fort Bragg offers a newcomers' orientation to help facilitate the transition.

  • WW II veterans reflect on how music helped them cope with wartime service

    Aug 17, 2009

    Battle of the Bulge veterans recently reflected on how popular music during their wartime service helped them to cope with their experiences.

  • Fort Bragg hero treasures American citizenship most

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt Ulises Lopez, becomes a U.S, citizen after being wounded in Afghanistan, rejoining his unit and completing jumpmaster school.

  • Fort Bragg NCO earns spot on U.S. Archery team

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. 1st. Class David "Keith" Trail shot his way to finish 8th out of 385 compound bow archers at the 125th U.S. National Archery Tournament Aug. 3 to Friday at Joyce Park in Hamilton, Ohio. His 8th place finish secures a spot on the U.S. Archery Team (compound bow). He will represent the United States around the globe next year at World Cup tournaments. Trail finished 6th overall for Men's compound bow division in the National Archer's Association's rolling rankings.

  • Soldiers get advanced motorcycle training as post prepares to field new police motorcycle force

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg trains motorcycle police force as bikes return to streets.

  • Employees produce 100,000 Blue Force kits

    Aug 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's workload on a key tracking system has reached new heights in support of warfighters around the world.

  • "Can-do" attitude helps employee earn quarterly award

    Aug 17, 2009

    A Systems Integration and Support Directorate employee earned a depot-level award for his dedication, training skills, and "can-do" attitude, which helps raise morale dedication and increases production in the Component Refinishing Branch.

  • Little League World Series slips from Wolverines' grasp

    Aug 17, 2009

    If only the Stuttgart Wolverines could turn back time. No doubt they would rewind to July 19, when the junior Little League team was just one victory away from earning a spot in the 2009 Junior League Baseball World Series to be held this month.

  • Hundreds attend Military Retiree Day

    Aug 17, 2009

    A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

  • VBS blends bayou theme with Bible message

    Aug 17, 2009

    Learning about God doesn't have to be boring, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office. Bible lessons can come in the form of a song, a game or even a snack.

  • Green Beret gave life 'leading his brothers in combat'

    Aug 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- On Aug. 4, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), paid their respects to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas Vose during a ceremony at Panzer Kaserne Chapel.

  • Postal platoon Soldiers deliver themselves home

    Aug 17, 2009

    For 15 months, 17 Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 566th Postal Company, delivered thousands of pounds of mail through three different Army Post Offices in the region of Baghdad, Iraq. However, their last delivery may be their most memorable, as it was the one that brought them back to Stuttgart on July 29.

  • Veteran Continues Service with Fort Lee Police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. Herlinda Rios loved the Army, loved developing and leading Soldiers and loved being part of something bigger than herself. Rios suffered injuries during the Global War on Terrorism and ended up in the Warriors in Transition Unit at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. After her recovery, she became a military police officer at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee: A Post in Transformation

    Aug 17, 2009

    This is an update on Fort Lee development under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision.

  • Army Family Covenant survey located online

    Aug 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Aug. 15 unveiling of a new, online survey is allowing Soldiers and their families to express frank opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant, and just what they think it's done or not done since its inception two years ago.

  • Two days of hell, nine men of valor

    Aug 17, 2009

    On two separate days in April, members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), were engaged in hostile enemy action, resulting in nine of its members receiving awards for valor.

  • FORT BRAGG PARATROOPERS RECEIVE MEDALS FOR VALOR IN AFGHANISTAN

    Aug 17, 2009

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor 3 Aug. at Fury Field. Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg deputy commanding general, presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Gloyer, 27, with the Bronze Star medal with V device and Sgt. Donald Kuehner, 23, with the Army Commendation Medal with V device for their actions in 2007 while deployed with the 4th BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. in Afghanistan.

  • AFTB helps newcomers master the military environment

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteer instructors guided more than 20 military spouses through the ins and outs of Army life during an Army Family Team Building (AFTB) class at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, here, Aug. 4.

  • Yee-haw! Recreation Round-Up showcases best of FMWR

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wearing cowboy hats and serving up chili, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted a western-themed Recreation "Round-Up" expo at the Tropics, here, Aug. 7.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Boy Scout creates meditation garden for Main Post Chapel

    Aug 14, 2009

    One day in January after attending daily Mass at the Main Post Chapel, Insahl Chenet noticed the shrubbery near the entrance of the chapel. "It didn't look too nice," the 15-year-old recalled. He examined the space and thought it would be a good idea to make a few changes.

  • AUSA golf tournament honors WTU, raises thousands for Army programs

    Aug 14, 2009

    Friday isn't usually a fun day for the Warrior Transition Unit. While Fridays for some can be a day to putter into the weekend, for WTU Soldiers such as Capt. Kirk Butler, the day can mean MRIs and physical therapy. But last Friday, the steely-eyed expression and grunts weren't from pain but from trying to make the perfect putt on The Courses Fort Meade.

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • Firefighters earn Army applause

    Aug 14, 2009

    Fort Rucker community members can take comfort in knowing their firefighting force is top notch. Four Fort Rucker and 6th Military Police Detachment - Fire Protection Division (FPD) firefighters recently earned Army and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Southeast awards for heroism and excellence.

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • Airborne troops participate in local service project

    Aug 14, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) took part in a local service project to develop a partnership between the American and Italian communities.

  • Night on the town: Local community celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 14, 2009

    For Anthony Laus and his friends, National Night Out is more than a study in crime prevention. The annual event, held Aug. 4 on McGlachlin Parade Field, offers a final opportunity for the Fort Meade community to hang out before school begins.

  • Volunteers provide free physicals for area youth

    Aug 14, 2009

    With Labor Day just around the corner, the summer is coming to an end for school children throughout the Mount Vernon community. For Fairfax County Public Schools, classes begin the day after Labor Day and the time has come for children to get their yearly physicals. For families who cannot afford medical insurance, this can be difficult.

  • Demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: McCoy personnel participate in pre-game activities

    Aug 14, 2009

    Two dozen Soldiers from Fort McCoy played leading roles in the opening ceremonies at a La Crosse baseball game July 24. The Soldiers' participation was part of the installation's support of the Army's celebration of the Year of the NCO.

  • Preparations begin for move to new Child Development Center at Fort McCoy

    Aug 14, 2009

    The new Child Development Center, building 1796 at Fort McCoy, is moving steadily toward a projected Sept. 1 opening date.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Audie Murphy center opens

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Audie Murphy Fitness Center opened with a new look and a new name Monday after a monthlong renovation. Now called the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center, the center is the only one of its kind at Fort Benning, said Carol Gearheart, sports specialist of the facility. The center is modeled after the Tucker Performance Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

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  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • Muslim chaplain brings unique perspective to Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten years ago, when he was a battalion commander at Fort Sill, Okla., then - Col. Jim Davis received a call that the Army had a new chaplain for his Soldiers - and he was a Muslim.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Dream Team

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Book Captures Spirit of Magazine Cartoonist

    Aug 13, 2009

    As the Army's PS Magazine celebrates its 58th year in publication, a book about its history is hot off the presses. The author, Paul Fitzgerald, tells the history of celebrated graphic novelist and artist Will Eisner, who spent 21 years bringing the material in PS Magazine to life. "PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly has been in existence for over 58 years. In any organization that's been around that long, you run the risk of losing the institutional memories, the earliest anecdotes and stories, and the actual truth involved with your organization's origin," Stuart Henderson, production manager at PS Magazine, said. "None of our current staff members were with PS during those early years. I know of only four living people who were, and one of them is Paul Fitzgerald."

  • Welcome to class ...School's in session on Fort McPherson

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighteen small faces looked around the room with a mixture of different emotions. Some smiled, the joy at a new adventure radiating off their faces. Others had darting eyes, curiosity prompting them to take in the alien environment. And yet another group bore tears and looks of anger, saddened at leaving home. The first day of school can be quite an experience for a young child at Fort McPherson.

  • Interns Take Team Building on the Road

    Aug 13, 2009

    People joining the Redstone work force hear a lot about team building. A group of interns from the AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate found a creative way to put the idea into action. They took team building to the beach. Nine interns, including two from the Integrated Materiel Management Center, headed south June 19-24 to Destin, Fla. The idea was to have fun while building their relationships and getting to know one another.

  • Army Showcased at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Aug 13, 2009

    If you want to be close to the heartbeat of the Army, then attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army is the place to be. Set for Oct. 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capitol, the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting will provide its members with presentations by high-level Army officials, more than 500 Army and industry exhibits, and professional development forums for Soldiers, Army family members and industry executives. More than 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense and Congress, will participate. "The purpose of the annual meeting and associated exhibitions is to recognize the achievements of Soldiers and AUSA chapters during the previous year, provide a forum for discussion of pertinent issues impacting our Soldiers and the Army, and provide training for chapter leadership in organizing their individual chapter activities," said retired Col. Steve Taylor, president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of AUSA.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers train C-RAM sailors

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fort Sill trains sailors on the use of the C-RAM gun

  • Local Firefighters Learn Ropes at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 13, 2009

    "Where's the elevator at'" quipped a firefighter as he climbed the steps of an old NASA test stand. The mothballed test stand and a nearby blockhouse were the site the afternoon of Aug. 5 for an Alabama Fire College Rope Rescue Class. Redstone Fire and Emergency Services conducted the training last week for Redstone, Huntsville and Madison firefighters. "It's a 40-hour class," Jeff Burns, one of the three instructors, said. "It's called technical rope rescue, it's a rope rescue class."

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

    They're as small as a pencil lead yet just mentioning them makes people start to itch. What are they' Head lice! With school starting, these little pests will be moving through school age heads with a vengeance. Students, parents and teachers should know how head lice are transmitted and how to recognize and treat infestations.

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham's resume reads like a who's who of an aspiring career Soldier - service in Desert Storm, first active duty Army colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime, director of the largest military evacuation following the Hurricane Katrina devastation in New Orleans, deputy commander of the U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and currently the commander of Division West and Fort Carson, Colo. Graham's resume includes numerous other assignments in his 32 years of military service along with numerous awards and decorations. But, in coming years, Graham may become best known for the losses he and his wife and their daughter have suffered during the past six years - the suicide death of son Kevin, a top ROTC cadet, in 2003, and the death of son Jeff, a second lieutenant, in 2004 as a result of a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

  • DoD logistics information system transfers to CECOM software center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT LEE, Va. - It will be a bit of a homecoming when sustainment and system management responsibilities for one of the Department of Defense's primary logistics information systems transfer this fall from an Army systems acquisitions organization to one dedicated to life-cycle sustainment.

  • Fort Huachuca USAG gets to know commander

    Aug 13, 2009

    During an All Hands Meeting at Cochise Theater July 23, Col. Timothy Faulkner, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Fort Huachuca, shared his views on Army Values, work, life and his vision for USAG while under his command.

  • Novice Soldier boxer wins first fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Pfc. Brian Taylor, assigned to B Company, 264th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, won his first boxing tournament on July 26 at Woodlawn Gym during the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas, hosted by San Antonio Sports and San Antonio Parks and Recreation. More than 7,500 athletes participated in 15 sport events held at various locations in San Antonio from July 23 to July 26. Taylor boxed in the sub-novice 152 pound welterweight category.

  • Workers Meet Browning the Bomb Detection Dog

    Aug 13, 2009

    It was hard not to notice the exuberant, happy-go-lucky English Labrador retriever bounding through the parking lot at building 5436 on Aug. 3. But there was much more to this chocolate lab than the friendly look on his face. Browning, who was visiting with his handler Troy Chaffee, is a highly trained, bomb-sniffing police dog. He is trained to recognize more than 22,000 chemical odors singularly or combined to make explosives. Browning and Chaffee, a deputy sheriff, are a certified ordnance recognition team and members of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Wash.

  • Respite care offered through Exceptional Family Member Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Exceptional Family Member Program offers programs for active duty Soldiers who have Family members with special needs and the Respite Care Program goes a step further offering Families an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of care giving. New guidelines for respite care went into effect Aug. 1. Families will need to complete an Individual Family Respite Care Plan, Family Needs Assessment, DA Form 4700, and/or DA Form 2792-1.

  • German community leaders thanked for their support of U.S. Soldiers, families

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Mayors and other community leaders from nearby cities visited 1st Armored Division's command post exercise here in preparation for the division's deployment to Iraq this December. The German leaders were thanked for their continued support of U.S. military families through ongoing deployments.

  • Soldiers honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 208th Regional Support Group Headquarters Company were honored during a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony Aug. 8 at Army Community Service. The 208th recently completed a 13-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror. President George W. Bush and Congress created the Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Award Program in 2004 to acknowledge service abroad by Soldiers in the Army Reserve, such as those with the 208th. The award consists of a personalized, encased American flag, a yellow Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag, an Army Reserve Soldier lapel set and a specially-designed commemorative coin.

  • Gear in place for Afghanistan surge

    Aug 13, 2009

    A coordinated Army team provides strategic communications equipment in Afghanistan in time for a U.S. ramp-up in the war-torn country.

  • Marine JROTC Leader Sets Winning Example

    Aug 13, 2009

    Everette "Red" Hodges doesn't mind telling teenagers about his service with the Marines. As the Marine JROTC senior instructor at Johnson High, he gets asked a lot about his experiences in the service. He provides answers as far as the questions require. But it's leadership and citizenship that this top-notch instructor is most concerned about. "We don't recruit for anyone," Hodges said. "We want to help develop young people into good leaders and good citizens. Whether you work at McDonald's or go into the Marines, leadership is always important.

  • Thorpe Cup: World-class athletes inspire Wiesbaden youths

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The competitive world of track and field vaulted itself into the minds of Wiesbaden young people earlier this month.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • NCOs put on a new face for a changing Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas you'll find a noncommissioned officer. They know their missions, they know their equipment, but most importantly they know their Soldiers.

  • BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio

    Aug 13, 2009

    Construction on the Installation Management Command campus at Fort Sam Houston is raising the dust.

  • Artillerymen sharpen skills, test new weapons

    Aug 13, 2009

    With the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, continuing its transformation from a heavy brigade to light infantry brigade, units within the brigade are training to become a lighter fighting force. Soldiers in Battery B, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, continued that training in verification live-fire, Aug. 7.

  • Marne Soldiers conduct TICPDE training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Chemical Soldiers from throughout the 3rd Infantry Division participated in Toxic, Industrial, Chemical Protection and Detection Equipment training, Aug. 6, allowing Soldiers to learn how to detect and dispose of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats.

  • Pulaski Elementary School students get a new ride

    Aug 13, 2009

    On Sept. 1, elementary school-aged students living on Hunter Army Airfield will step onto a new mode of transportation. Heather Ramsey, Hunter school liaison officer, presented parents with information regarding guidelines for riders of the Transportation Motorpool bus to Pulaski Elementary School this fall.

  • Spartan Soldiers make time for worship during training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Despite the heavy demands of training, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers found a way to relax and unwind - spiritually. On Aug. 5, after training was done for the day, 3rd ID and all associated Soldiers gathered together in building 6000 of the National Training Center's area of operation at Fort Irwin, Calif. for a mid-week Bible study session.

  • 396th Transportation Company departs to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    Starting from scratch and standing up the company with virtually nothing, the 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade has had a long road to travel. They have spent countless hours training and preparing for their deployment, but it finally paid off Aug. 8 when approximately 142 Soldiers departed Fort Stewart and headed to Iraq for a 12-month deployment.

  • Jacksonville honors Purple Heart heirs

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Purple Heart is the oldest American military decoration in the world in present use, and on Aug. 6, the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and the Northeast Florida Veterans Council honored the medal and all of those wounded in combat with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville.

  • Operation Dragoon veterans finally honored

    Aug 13, 2009

    In 1944, Allied forces were in a stalemate in the hedgerow country after breaking out of Normandy Beach. The battle was not going the Allies' way and they could have been driven back to the beach. Operation Dragoon was the amphibious invasion in the south of France that linked up with the units breaking out of Normandy. The operation fortified the Allied presence in France and began the eventual defeat of the Axis powers in Europe. The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, Outpost 5845, Europe, honored the veterans of that campaign with a ceremony, Aug. 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

  • SSI NCO of the Year

    Aug 13, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Angela Indardeo navigates the horizontal ladder on the Fit to Win course as part of the Soldier Support Institute NCO of the Year competition. Indardeo, was named the organization's NCO of the Year and Spc. Bobby Bonner was named Soldier of the Year.

  • Students take care of 'kindergarten'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Six-year-olds Camryn Ward and Cheyenne Puckett love the cucumbers that come from their day care's garden. The Scales Avenue Child Development Center's community garden was started eight years ago. And each spring since, the center's children plant at least two vegetables each season.

  • Spouse's program 'coasts' onto Fort Jackson

    Aug 13, 2009

    When Aleah Ball first moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where her recruiter husband was stationed at the time, she said it was difficult meeting new people. Though Ball's is a story often heard among military spouses, Fort Jackson Army Community Service is doing its part to make sure those stationed here will have a different story to tell.

  • Post, county police teams join forces

    Aug 13, 2009

    A smashed window, sharp voices and the sudden thump of stun grenades signaled the start of an operation last week to capture a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a home on Mills Road.

  • Fit to Fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers with Company E, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment went through a series of events during last week's combat physical readiness test.

  • Hernandez: 'Never give up.'

    Aug 13, 2009

    In the 11 years Staff Sgt. Juan Hernandez has served, he has been deployed to Iraq twice. In addition to Fort Jackson, he has been assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hi., Camp Greaves, Korea and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Finance School gets new commandant

    Aug 13, 2009

    Col. Milton Sawyers, right, salutes during a Change of Commandant ceremony Tuesday. Sawyers takes over for Col. Troy Clay, far left, as commandant of the U.S. Army Financial Management School. Col. Mark McAlister, Soldier Support Institute commander, is also pictured.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Society's ills give mom the blues

    Aug 13, 2009

    For the past several weeks, I've been in a funk that I've been unable to shake. Though my blues haven't been of the crying-all-time magnitude, the slightest thing is enough to bring me down.

  • Citizenship services available on post

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers are closer to becoming citizens after going through their immigration interviews last week. For the first time, an officer from the Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Charleston conducted interviews at Fort Jackson. The interviews are part of a collaborative effort between CIS and the Army to make it easier for Soldiers and their families to receive services.

  • Army addresses fitness from all angles

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two weeks ago, we received a visit from the Army's chief of staff, Gen. George Casey, who was here not only to observe some of the great things that we are doing on Fort Jackson, but also to talk about a new Army program aimed at building resiliency in our Soldiers.

  • Military Long Drive: Heidelberg Soldier wins regional competition

    Aug 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Tafuna Oney, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg operations, qualified for the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to be held in Mesquite, Nev., later this year by winning the regional event for Europe at the Heidelberg Golf Club Saturday.

  • National Night Out unifies community

    Aug 13, 2009

    Twelve different agencies, whose jobs are to protect the Soldiers, civilians and family members in the garrison communities, came together in Heidelberg Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out.

  • Ultimate Slooze Show: Florida team brings whacky games to area youth

    Aug 13, 2009

    Green spots recently appeared on several children in the Heidelberg area prompting smiles and cheers from onlookers. The spots were slooze, a mixture of edible ingredients, which a 22-member team from First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs, Fla., flung onto the children during a series of games they call the Slooze Show.

  • Unique summer job is for the birds

    Aug 13, 2009

    While some students may pass their time this summer staying cool indoors, two summer hires with the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Environmental Division Office have been outside since early June collecting data on birds living in the garrison.

  • Yongsan Safari: Ring-necked pheasants

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - If you have taken an early morning stroll around Garrison Yongsan's housing areas, you may have come across one of its more exotic feathered friends: the ring-necked pheasant.

  • Eighth U.S. Army announces civilian uniform policy

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighth U.S. Army announced the civilian uniform policy for an upcoming training exercise. All emergency essential civilians and mission essential civilians are authorized to wear the Army Combat Uniform throughout the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Combined Arms Exercise.

  • Garrison explores new communication tools

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Yongsan community is leveraging social media networks to share information in new ways. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Facebook page and Twitter service are finding new followers and fans every day.

  • Customers driving move to new Vehicle Processing Center

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - It used to be a long, complicated procedure fraught with inconveniences, but customer service feedback in U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is about to change how community members process their vehicles.

  • VFW collects wheelchairs for disabled vets

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are people out there who at one time wrote a blank check to this country who are not doing so well right now. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to do what we can for these people. Some of them have fallen on hard times.

  • Yongsan opens doors to Korean students

    Aug 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Ten elementary school students from Keuk Dong University English Camp toured Yongsan Garrison July 31. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation.

  • K-State football players tackle virtual battlefield

    Aug 12, 2009

    As part of furthering the bond between the "Black Lions" of the 1st Infantry Division and the "Wildcats" of Kansas State University, players from the K-State football team paid a visit to Fort Riley to get some hands-on virtual training and visit with their partners in the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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