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  • 519th welcomes 272nd MP Co activation

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - The 272nd Military Police Company has a storied history. From its beginning in World War II to the heroism of its Soldiers during Vietnam and its role in current operations, the company is legendary in the Military Police regiment.

  • School of gun builds Soldier weapon readiness, appreciation

    Oct 26, 2009

    To hone their lethal-fires skills, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted "School of the Gun" training from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers test under Army's new expert infantryman standards

    Oct 26, 2009

    The Army has established a new standard for testing and awarding of the Expert Infantryman Badge, or EIB.

  • Class 81 graduates, creates milestone for unit

    Oct 26, 2009

    Class 81's arrival to "Tigerland" Aug. 22 marked a new page in the unit's and Army's history. The graduation of Class 81 is the capstone event for their impending deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the re-introduction of combat advisor training at Fort Polk. Tigerland once trained for similar missions during the Vietnam Conflict.

  • Disabled hunters net 6 deer during special hunt Oct. 3-4 at Fort McCoy

    Oct 26, 2009

    Fort McCoy's annual deer hunt for disabled hunters, which was held Oct. 3-4, saw a favorable increase from 2008 statistics, according to the Fort McCoy Wildlife Program.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2009 training totals near 106,000 mark

    Oct 26, 2009

    FORT McCOY, Wisc. - Fort McCoy trained nearly 106,000 personnel during fiscal year (FY 2009), which ended Sept. 30. The installation has trained more than 100,000 personnel annually since 1984.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers experience benefits of scuba diving

    Oct 26, 2009

  • Heidelberg team wins Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 26, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Medical Department Activity in Heidelberg, Germany, claimed the title of "Best Medics in the Army" during the Expert Field Medical Competition held at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Day on the tees raises green for CFC

    Oct 26, 2009

    A golf scramble held at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course raised more than $2,000 for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Oct. 16.

  • Hundreds run for life, join cancer fight

    Oct 26, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A record number of runners, walkers, strollers and spectators turned out for this year's Walk/Run for Life for Breast Cancer Awareness. More than 600 participants arrived early Oct. 3 at the Hall of Champions, demonstrating support for the cause.

  • Heavy hitters connect at Hispanic Heritage Boxing Tournament

    Oct 26, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A crushing blow thrown by one Bruchsal boxer stunned both his Baumholder opponent and the crowd in attendance at the Hispanic Boxing Celebration Oct. 3 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Special Ops Soldiers earn coveted title of 'Jumpmaster'

    Oct 26, 2009

    Ten minutes before arriving to the drop zone, every parachutist on the 'bird' knows what's coming next when the jumpmaster stands and hooks up to the anchor line cable, signaling the beginning of actions on the aircraft.

  • Retracing Dad's steps in Battle of the Bulge

    Oct 26, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - My father was my hero growing up. He did all the things a son could admire in a father. He left a secure position as an FBI Special Agent to join the United States Army during World War II because he loved his country. As a boy, my father told me many stories of his experiences in the war - the ferocity of combat in eastern France, acts of courage and sacrifice by his fellow Soldiers, his eventual capture and treatment in a German POW camp and his liberation by Soviet forces.

  • Using no-fee passports on leisure can leave you stranded

    Oct 26, 2009

    A government-issued or "no fee" passport can be very convenient. It is free of charge to command-sponsored military family members and Department of Defense civilians stationed overseas and allows them to bypass the process of applying for a tourist passport. The convenience ends, however, when no-fee passports are used for leisure travel. Vacationers can find themselves stranded at the border of another country, trying to get in (or worse: trying to get out).

  • USAG Stuttgart children 'Read for the Record'

    Oct 26, 2009

    On Oct. 8, some 1,950 children in the Stuttgart military community opened the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle, and read it from cover to cover in hopes of not only learning about hungry caterpillars, but helping to set a world record for reading. The massive reading undertaking was part of the fourth annual Read for the Record attempt at getting the most children from around the world to read the same book on the same day.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Arts and Crafts program named best in Army

    Oct 26, 2009

    For the third year running, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation department's Arts and Crafts program has been named best in the Army for large garrisons.

  • Fort Bragg luncheon highlights disability awareness

    Oct 23, 2009

    Fort Bragg helped to bring disability recognition to the forefront as it celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness with a luncheon at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club Oct. 14.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, daughter reunited after 15 years

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Imagine having your pre-school aged child taken from you and having no means to contact him or her for the rest of your life. That was the case of a Fort Bragg Soldier who has searched extensively for a daughter he lost more than 15 years ago. On Oct. 14, he was able to give her a hug.

  • 83rd Chem Soldiers cited for 'stepping up'

    Oct 23, 2009

    It is not every day that someone gets a chance to safe a life. Soldiers are familiar with life-or-death situations though, and step up when they are needed -- even off-duty. Three Soldiers of the 7th Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion received awards for "stepping up" Oct. 2 during a ceremony on 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field. Sgt. Brian McCann and Sgt. Severo Garza assisted local firefighters with a fire while visiting a former fellow Soldier in Missouri in July. Spc. Steven Whitley gave his neighbor cardiopulmonary resuscitation while he was visiting his family in Iowa in July. The Soldiers all received the Army Achievement Medal for their actions.

  • Fort Bragg children enjoy farm experience

    Oct 23, 2009

    Participants of Fort Bragg's Exceptional Family Members Program enjoyed a day at the Gillis Hill Farm Friday. Parents and children took an educational tour of the farm that included a short film about life on the farm, a puppet show set to the tune of Old MacDonald complete with real animals and a ride on a tractor pulled wagon.

  • Warrior medics engage Warrior Adventure Quest

    Oct 23, 2009

  • National Committee Member Visits Base Supply Store

    Oct 23, 2009

    Redstone has its share of high-profile visitors. Last week a presidential appointee visited the post, but he wasn't here to see missile systems or aviation offices. He came to visit custodians, store clerks and sewing machine operators. James Omvig serves as the vice chairperson for the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. He was appointed to the committee in 2003 by former President George W. Bush. The independent federal agency oversees the AbilityOne program, which promotes business relationships for federal agencies with goods and services from blind or disabled people. He spent the morning of Oct. 13 touring facilities operated by the people his committee is charged to assist. "Mr. Omvig's visit is to thank AMCOM and the Huntsville federal community for 36 years of sterling support for the AbilityOne program," said Bryan Dodson, president and CEO for Phoenix Service. "Over the past 36 years, the combined support for AbilityOne in the Huntsville federal community has literally changed thousands of lives for person with disabilities served by Phoenix and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind who operate the base supply center."

  • Year of the NCO: Junior NCOs train, learn at Warrior Leader Course

    Oct 23, 2009

    Yellow and green smoke covered the back of the field amid the sound of mortar shells going off behind the wood line. Shortly after the smoke began covering an arch bearing the motto "Lead by Example," Soldiers wearing tan, black and maroon berets marched onto the field for the graduation of Warrior Leader Course, Class 01-10.

  • Full Slate Of Activities Greets Military Wounded

    Oct 23, 2009

    Veterans Day activities will once again be the backdrop for a Tennessee Valley program that extends Southern hospitality to wounded Marines and Soldiers. The Semper Fi Community Task Force will host a group of 16 Marines and 16 Soldiers along with their spouses during Heroes' Week, which will include the Marine Corps Ball, a fishing tournament and boat tour, and the Veterans Day dinner and parade. All events are free for the wounded warriors and their spouses. "This is our way of helping, our way of paying it forward," said retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Dahl, who is coordinating Heroes' Week. The task force has been raising funds throughout the year for this event. The group has also recruited various local businesses to donate services and products, and volunteers to assist with transportation and other arrangements. "We rely on a lot of local organizations to help us with this," Dahl said. Organizations such as the Patriot Guard, North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organization's Coalition, Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army, Still Serving Veterans, Vettes for Vets Corvette Club, Blue Star Moms, Eagles Women's Auxiliary, Hands on Greater Huntsville, the cities of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Guntersville, and several local churches support Heroes' Week. Businesses such as Sierra Toyota, the Westin Hotel, Guntersville Yacht Club and Rocket Harley-Davidson are also providing support. "We want to show them that Huntsville and North Alabama is an awesome place. We support our troops and we accept people with open arms," said Reserve Gunnery Sgt. Joe Wittkop, a Heroes' Week volunteer.

  • Home Sweet Home 2

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Homecoming 1

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Navy Reservist Returns Home After Year In Iraq

    Oct 23, 2009

    Well-wishers file into the conference room. There's cake on the table and a sign on the wall that says "Welcome home, Valerie." Co-workers celebrated Valerie Robinson's return from Iraq with a reception Thursday afternoon at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. The Navy reservist was deployed nearly a year in Al Asad, Iraq, with her unit, Navy Military Construction Battalion 24 out of Huntsville.

  • Protoype Integration Facility

    Oct 23, 2009

    Students from both public and private schools participating in the ninth annual Adventures in Engineering Day were brought by the busload Sept. 30 to tour the Prototype Integration Facility. Some of the attending high schools were Huntsville, Madison, Madison County, Limestone County and Arab. The AIE program allows students the chance to meet engineers who work on Redstone and to learn about their jobs firsthand. The Prototype Integration Facility welcomed the students and offered them the opportunity to see it and to speak with project leads. Once they reached the facility, the students were taken on a tour by government project lead TJ Lapointe who was eager to show and explain what he and other members of the PIF work force do. The bus with students from Bob Jones High was the first to arrive. The students piled in to the Visualization Laboratory where they squeezed between one another to get a better look at the large screens that gave examples of the 3D presentations being created there.

  • Black Falcons conduct heavy drop exercise

    Oct 23, 2009

    Paratroopers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div. conducted and evaluated heavy drop mission Oct. 14 to simulate the battery's role in a brigade-level air field seizure.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers brave weather for training exercise

    Oct 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the 18th Fires Brigade evaluated paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, as they conducted a battery training exercise in the densely wooded hills of Fort Bragg.

  • Celebrating Fort Monmouth history at Archives Day

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The staff of the CECOM LCMC Historical Office spent a Saturday recently promoting Fort Monmouth's rich history at the Monmouth County Archives' 14th Annual Archives and History Day in Manalapan.

  • Military Families Have Voice At Local Schools

    Oct 23, 2009

    Barbara Williams spends much of her time attending meetings at school and talking with military parents. She doesn't mind her busy schedule; she just wishes more people knew she's available to help. "I still see people every day that say they don't know about school liaison services," she said. "I would say that's an area that needs improvement." Williams serves as youth education support services director/school liaison officer in Child Youth and School Services under the Garrison. She started in April after 32 years in the Huntsville city schools system. "The position that I'm in is very similar to my position in the Huntsville city schools district where I worked with families and children. I'm still working with families and children," said Williams, who formerly served as the director of pupil services at the city school board. "This one's different in that it's issues that concern schools and military children's education. My primary responsibility is of course military children's education." She has already seen the community's support for military children, whose mobile lifestyle entails frequent school changes. Under a new program this year called Military Operation School Supplies, 20 corporate sponsors provided 375 book bags filled with school supplies. The effort started in June and the book bags were distributed to military families in early August. "It was just an overwhelming project," Williams said. "They poured out a lot of support for our families."

  • Women's Group Steps Up Support In Defense Fields

    Oct 23, 2009

    Huntsville's leadership in the promotion of women in defense-related careers is a perfect fit for a city that is known for its "forward thinking," said a top Army official. "Since 1979, Women in Defense has provided members with forums for professional growth. Today there are 15 chapters for women who work in a primarily male industry and environment," said Brig. Gen. Susan Lawrence, commander of the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command. "Women in Defense has been adding chapters fast and furious in the last five to 10 years. A Huntsville chapter is only natural for the Huntsville area because it is one of the most forward thinking areas for its time." The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Women in Defense was started in March 2003. Speaking to an audience of about 250 members of the local WID chapter and the National Defense Industrial Association, Lawrence outlined Huntsville's history in the promotion of women in defense-related careers, beginning in the 1940s when women worked in the Army's local chemical and ammunition plants to replace the men who went to fight in World War II. "Their work helped their families financially and their performance was very much related to their own patriotic duty," Lawrence said. "Many of our predecessors recognized the challenges they faced and they all took on those challenges to make our nation a stronger place to live, to serve and to work." Lawrence said there is "no institution more supportive of women then the Department of Defense. It's been two decades since the Department of Defense first allowed women to go to service academies. Now we have 57 women generals or admirals. Five three-star female generals and, the great news last November, is we now have one female four-star. I've served with her and there is no better selection than General Ann Dunwoody."

  • Soldier deploys to Iraq to help field laser defense system for Chinook helicopters

    Oct 23, 2009

    Laser technology is taking Chief Warrant Officer Cary Nadeau to Iraq for his fourth deployment in support of overseas contingency operations. It's a deployment that will give Nadeau the opportunity to show the Army's Chinook pilots the benefits of new technology tested by the Redstone Test Center.

  • Japanese Colonel performs with Army Band

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Growing Post Thanks Community

    Oct 23, 2009

    Community leaders from across the Tennessee Valley were given a "bird's eye view" of what growth means for Redstone Arsenal during a briefing from top Redstone officers Oct. 13. That view was an overarching look at the Arsenal's footprint, its growing capabilities and new organizations, and the issues that could threaten future growth. During the Evening at the Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, joined forces with Col. Steve Kihara, the new commander of the Redstone Test Center, and Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli to share Redstone Arsenal's story with more than 100 community leaders. The Arsenal story included a missile firing of the Javelin, a flyover of Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters, and dinner, exhibits and a presentation at the Redstone Test Center's hangar at the Airfield. "This is an Arsenal that supports the entire country ... The mission of success today is having you get a better feel for your Arsenal and having you get a better feel of what we're all about, what our challenges are and where we're at," Myles told his audience. "Welcome to your Army."

  • Fitzmaier takes charge as Garrison manager

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- George E. Fitzmaier took charge as the Fort Monmouth Garrison manager in a Transfer of Authority ceremony on Greely Field on Oct 21. Col. Stephen M. Christian relinquished command during the ceremony, marching into history as the final Fort Monmouth Garrison commander.

  • Fort Bragg gets a taste of Germany

    Oct 23, 2009

    As the sound of polkas and waltzes filled the air, North Carolina's pine trees faded into the background as 148 people and 100 dogs started their 10-kilometer journey on Smith Lake's sandy trails during the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Volksmarch Saturday.

  • WAMC: Networked hospital saves lives, time

    Oct 23, 2009

    Physicians can log onto an internal Web site to examine X-rays and laboratory results from a computer from any location in the facility. In addition, providers have the ability to access X-rays and lab results from their own home through a virtual private network system. WAMC listened to their healthcare professionals and issued laptops, installed software and fine-tuned network technologies to their work rhythms. The results can be seen in the statistics. Quality of patient care is increasing. Patient deaths are down and productivity is rising.

  • Fort Bragg troops visit NASCAR

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Domestic violence is everyone's business

    Oct 23, 2009

    Victims of domestic violence need information about how to stay safe, how to keep their children free from violence, and available options and resources. Each of us has a role to play in our community to provide support and assistance to victims. She (or he) may need our help to restore a life free from fear in the one place where everyone should feel safe and secure at home.

  • Battle Command Training Program celebrates 23rd year

    Oct 23, 2009

    This month marks the 23rd anniversary of the Battle Command Training Program, the only deployable Combat Training Center for the Army.

  • Warrior Transition Unit deactivated

    Oct 23, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth officially shut down its Warrior Transition Unit Oct. 19. The unit was stood up June 15, 2007, as part of an Armywide effort to change how it cared for wounded warriors. There were 36 WTUs in 2007 with the mission of providing critical support and complex medical management to wounded Soldiers who required six months or more in rehabilitative care. In May 2009, the Army announced it was closing three WTUs and restructuring six others, according to Army News Service. WTUs at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Rucker, Ala., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are closing.

  • HonorAfA calls for preparedness

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Retired Lt. Gen. Russel HonorAfA, a former instructor at the Command and General Staff College, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students and faculty about "Building a Culture of Preparedness" Oct. 20 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. HonorAfA, a Louisiana native, led military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and is the author of the book "Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters."

  • The Father of the Rock Island Arsenal returns to kick off LMP

    Oct 23, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Rodman returned home to Rock Island Arsenal Thursday to help Col. Craig S. Cotter, commander Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, kick off their Logistics Modernization Program initiative.

  • Finney Recreation Center named best in Europe

    Oct 23, 2009

    USAG Schweinfurt's Finney Recreation Center on Conn Barracks is the winner of IMCOM-Europe's Outstanding Recreation Program.

  • Year of the NCO: Command Sergeants Major, senior trainer

    Oct 23, 2009

    Training, development, education, progression are words that command sergeants major - and all noncommissioned officers - must drive into their Soldiers and make them live it.

  • Yongsan community talks with America's top warrior

    Oct 23, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Servicemembers and civilians packed U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Collier Field House to capacity with this afternoon for a town hall-style meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen.

  • Activation ceremony formally links Infantry, Armor under new command at Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence made it official Thursday afternoon, when during a largely symbolic event the command's flag was unfurled and its leaders' new roles highlighted during an activation ceremony on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers conquer Screaming Eagle, challenge course

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SPC David Ellis stood at the top of a 100-foot tower overlooking a tree-covered valley as his teammates coaxed him to make the jump. Ellis was harnessed to a 2,400-foot-long zip line that would carry him across the valley at speeds reaching 65 miles per hour.

  • World's premier snipers converge on Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    One shot, one kill: It's the creed of every sniper. More than 30 two-man teams from around the globe put that battle cry to the test - minus any lethality in this instance - on Fort Benning's ranges during the ninth annual U.S. Army International Sniper Competition, which began Oct. 15 and ended Thursday.

  • Georgia Tech invites Army to homecoming game

    Oct 22, 2009

    ATLANTA - A handful of Fort Benning Soldiers got a bird's-eye view of Yellow Jacket fever Saturday evening at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

  • BOSS earns gold level

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers logged more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service this fiscal year, earning them gold in the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. To achieve the gold, organizations must log a minimum of 1,000 hours with each member contributing at least 25 hours.

  • Olympic spirits lives on

    Oct 22, 2009

    Hidden on the last line of what is otherwise an ordinary bio of a not so ordinary person are seven words that often go unnoticed but tell an interesting story. A member of the 1984 Olympics team, Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commander of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., added that trinket of information to her bio recently for a few reasons.

  • Honoring West Point NCOs, WTU with a tailgate

    Oct 22, 2009

    One of the best things about an Army Football Saturday-besides the game itself-is the tailgate with friends, food and refreshments. During the game with Vanderbilt Oct. 10, West Point Soldiers, Warriors in Transition and Family members were treated to a special gathering of their own.

  • Cadets help kickoff American League Championship Series

    Oct 22, 2009

    Earlier this fall, West Point and the New York Yankees were in the headlines for striking a deal to bring football back to the Bronx for the next five years.

  • Senior chaplain visits Fort Dix

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Dix, NJ ,Sept. 27, 2009 - "Earlier this year, I was informed that I had three more skin cancers on my ear and they were going to have to take my ear off," Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Eugene R. Woolridge, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness, said during a sermon Sept. 27 at the Fort Dix Main Chapel. And they did.

  • Becoming a scream free parent

    Oct 22, 2009

    ScreamFree founder and author of "Scream Free Parenting," Hal Runkel, signs a copy of his book for Quinnie Cook following a presentation Oct. 21 at the Post Theater on Fort McPherson. Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, spoke about parenting techniques that focused on changing the dynamics in the home to help prevent parents from letting their emotions take over when dealing with their children, and instead focusing on maintaining calm and making choices based on principles rather than emotions.

  • Rally gives Soldiers opportunity to learn motorcycle safety, build camaraderie

    Oct 22, 2009

    Each year, the Army loses more Soldiers due to motorcycle accidents than combat. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army.

  • Military, local communties help warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The message of the "Make a Difference Day" sign at the entrance to the Shepherd Center Apartments encouraged its readers in bright yellow and blue letters to, "help a friend fix something, do something for your community, spend time with someone who is lonely, give to a worthy cause or smile, hug and extend a kind word." It was a message that many took to heart.

  • Superintendent visits fort, puts emphasis on math

    Oct 22, 2009

    For children of military members, change is something that comes with the territory. Although change can make things difficult, knowing what types of changes to expect can help ease the transition. On Oct. 19, Kathy Cox, state superintendent of schools for the Georgia Department of Education, visited Fort McPherson to educate military members of changes taking place in Georgia schools that will affect their children's education.

  • Former Stewart-Hunter Commander visits Spartan Soldiers

    Oct 22, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers from Spartan Brigade's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment filled Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel as the former U.S. Drug Czar and MSNBC military analyst gave words of encouragement and advice, and he answered questions to the deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Oct. 15. "You will be there in a key time in Iraq and American history," said Gen. (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, the onetime Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under former president Bill Clinton.

  • Regiment honors Soldiers for defending nation

    Oct 22, 2009

    To honor the sacrifices made this year in support of overseas operations, the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 345th Infantry Regiment honored members who have mobilized throughout the year in a "Welcome Home Warrior Citizen" ceremony Oct. 18 at Fort Gillem in the Army Reserve Center.

  • Halloween: Be safe, have fun Presidio style

    Oct 22, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Halloween doesnAca,!a,,ct always have to mean screams, scares and all the things that go bump in the night. The Ord Military Community chapel community will host its 16th annual fall festival Aca,!A"A Light in the Night,Aca,!A? an all-ages, free event that will have activities for the children of military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, and retirees from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Port operations keep 3rd HBCT moving

    Oct 22, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Offloading nearly 650 vehicles and pieces of military equipment from a cargo ship is easier said than done for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Funeral Honors Team provides final respects to those who served

    Oct 22, 2009

    Military funerals have been on my mind lately. You may have seen the recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where I was quoted in regard to a missed opportunity to honor a deceased servicemember. While that situation is unfortunate, it takes nothing away from the incredible job our Funeral Honors Team does on a nearly daily basis to show the Army's respect for our fallen Soldiers, serving past and present, and their commitment to our military service and the United States.

  • 3/7 Inf Spouses 'Soldier up' for competition

    Oct 22, 2009

    Army Spouses got a taste of Soldier life and suited up for the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment's Combat Spouse Badge Competition at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond, Oct. 17.

  • Quicker, drier mail is on the

    Oct 22, 2009

    improved mail service for military community in Vicenza, Italy

  • 3rd ID completes training in Kuwait, departs for Iraq

    Oct 22, 2009

    Most of the Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division has arrived in Iraq, but before their boots hit the ground there, they had to make a stop in Camp Buehring, Kuwait for some added training.

  • The future of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sentinel Editorial "I will end 'don't ask, don't tell.'" With these words Saturday at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, President Barack Obama pledged change for the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which states gay or lesbian members of the armed forces can be discharged from military service if they openly proclaim their sexuality.

  • BG Phillips takes over as senior commander of Stewart-Hunter

    Oct 22, 2009

    With the deployment of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips has become senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and 3rd ID deputy commanding general - rear.

  • Marathoner motivated to stay in shape

    Oct 22, 2009

    Stephanie Sering began running when the camera told her to. The native of Korea said she saw some photographs and couldn't figure out who was in them. When she was told her own image was captured in the pictures, Sering was less than pleased. "I was not happy with my weight," she said. "I didn't like the way I looked and wanted to change that."

  • 3rd ID CG bids farewell to Coastal Empire, Families

    Oct 22, 2009

    Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, held a live press conference with local media at the 3rd ID Headquarters at Fort Stewart, Oct. 16.

  • Chaplain swings away with class about baseball

    Oct 22, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Alexander Webster is passionate about serving his country, as well as America's beloved pastime of baseball. Besides being the installation's Eastern Orthodox chaplain for more than a year, Webster is a part-time instructor at nearby George Washington University. He's been a faculty member since 2002 and has many memorable stories from the classroom. Though, none may be greater than the thrill he's getting this semester.

  • Food show feeds Stewart-Hunter community

    Oct 22, 2009

    When you eat at a dining facility or a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility, you rarely think about where the food comes from, or who makes it. On Oct. 15, the cooks and food were on display at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Food Show at Club Stewart.

  • Family Covenant buoys survivors at Fort Belvoir

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The dreaded knock at the door is something all military families fear. There aren't words to adequately describe the pain of losing a loved one. The role of a Casualty Assistance Officer is to help the family during the period immediately following a casualty, eliminate delay in settling claims and to help in personnel-related affairs.

  • Belvoir celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 22, 2009

    Manny Monterrey, a local film producer, author and curator of Latino arts, visited Fort Belvoir's Community Center Oct. 15 for a celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month at the installation.

  • Post players press the Press

    Oct 22, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Daiga's Desperados player Maynor Rodriguez (left) dribbles around his opponent Francesco Formaggio of the Vicenza Press soccer team during a friendship match as part of the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's first Vicenza Press Media Day at Caserma Ederle Oct. 18. The Vicenza Press soccer team of local Italian news media defeated Daiga's Desperados, made up of U.S. military community members, 5-3. The Vicenza Press Association was created in 2002 to organize events in the Vicenza area with the purpose of making donations to a charity. USAG Vicenza's Sgt. Justin Vincent (right), No. 23, was player-coach for the Americans.

  • McAlister promoted to flag officer

    Oct 22, 2009

    Mark McAlister, commander of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, was promoted to brigadier general during an Oct. 16 ceremony.

  • Community reunites through sacrifice, support at Taylors Creek Cemetery

    Oct 22, 2009

    Descendants from one of the nation's oldest communities, Taylors Creek, gathered together in fellowship, Oct. 18 at Taylors Creek Cemetery to remember the town, which was originally founded around 1760, and the loved ones who lived there until 1941. Brigadier General Jeffrey E. Phillips, senior commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield joined the nearly 100 participants of the Taylors Creek Cemetery Association Meeting and Reunion, to recognize the sacrifice made by local Families toward the creation of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, and thank them for their continued support of the installation's Soldiers and Families.

  • Community called to action on domestic violence

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered Saturday to take a stand against domestic violence. The post's sixth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Rally started with a march led by the Columbia High School band and concluded with a ceremony at the Solomon Center

  • 'Pathway to graduation' takes shape

    Oct 22, 2009

    Visitors entering Fort Jackson through Gate 4 are now welcomed by a new sign placed in front of a row of Palmetto trees. The sign was dedicated in a ceremony Oct. 15 and is part of the initiative "pathway to graduation," which aims to make graduation a more pleasant experience for visitors from across the country.

  • Thibeault: 'attitude of integrity'

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Louis Thibeault takes pride in being a family man and a Soldier.

  • Post H1N1 vaccine delivery delayed

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson likely won't get its allotment of H1N1 vaccine until mid-December, though officials still hope to vaccinate Soldiers before they leave for holiday block leave.

  • Mom seeks balance in fashion, motherhood

    Oct 22, 2009

    Earlier this week, I got the opportunity to meet with Sue Hertling, wife of the first head of Initial Military Training, as part of a Family Readiness Group roundtable discussion.

  • Great taste, celebrity draws crowd to annual Food Expo

    Oct 22, 2009

    Good food and a visit by NFL Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris made for a successful fourth-annual Food Expo, organizers and participants said Tuesday.

  • Gamecocks support wounded warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The University of South Carolina football team will honor wounded warriors during the Nov. 14 game against the University of Florida at Williams Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project and Under Armor to wear special uniforms during the game.

  • U.S. Forces Invite Iraqis to Health Fair

    Oct 22, 2009

    U.S. Forces invite Iraqi Security Forces to participate in a health fair at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, which offered educational activities and short seminars to improve the basic medical knowledge of Iraqis in the area, Oct. 16.

  • Hispanic Heritage speaker stresses importance of education, family, values

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the footprint of Hispanic heritage continues to grow in the United States, one second-generation Latina is leaving her mark and encouraging all Americans to do the same.

  • DoDDS students learn about German culture, traditions while making apple juice

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice can do wonders toward building lasting friendships and understanding cultures.

  • Soldiers, students feed Seoul's homeless

    Oct 21, 2009

    More than 15 members of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Servicemembers teamed up with Baekseok University to distribute meals to Seoul's less fortunate Sept. 26 at Seoul Station.

  • Defense Secretary visits Yongsan

    Oct 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 100 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan filled the Collier Field House this afternoon for a town hall-style meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Meet the APG Garrison commander

    Oct 21, 2009

  • APG DENTAC NCO helps keep Soldiers mission ready

    Oct 21, 2009

  • RDECOM CSM recognized by Hispanic engineers

    Oct 21, 2009

  • Everyday hero, the noncommissioned officer

    Oct 21, 2009

  • 'Theater of War' compares historic and current reintegration challenges

    Oct 21, 2009

    Dramatic readings taken from plays written by Sophocles at least 2,500 years ago were performed Oct. 16 and 17 at Junction City's C.L. Hoover Opera House as part of the Theater of War presentation sponsored by Army Community Service. Tales of Ajax and Philoctetes were read by four New York actors to show Soldiers and Families that a lot of the same issues today occurred back then.

  • Fort Riley hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

    Oct 21, 2009

    Fort Riley hosted their annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day. Post officials welcomed retirees from all over the U.S. States and abroad. Program updates of the growth of Fort Riley, programs designed to support active duty and the retiree population were presented including a tour of Fort Riley.

  • Fort Riley family named '2009 Army Family of the Year'

    Oct 21, 2009

    The National Military Family Association named the Nolan Family of Fort Riley as the Army's representative for the 2009 Military Families of the Year program.

  • Initial H1N1 vaccine will soon arrive at Fort Riley

    Oct 21, 2009

    Story about the what Fort Riley is doing in partnership with the local communities to educate and deter the spread of the H1N1 virus.

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