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  • 22d Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jul 23, 2009

  • DMOF: Working lab for new technology

    Jul 23, 2009

    Using cutting-edge technology, Tobyhanna visionaries have created a workspace that will showcase, test and demonstrate new methods and systems.

  • Year of the NCO: three-time Iraq vet continues to lead

    Jul 23, 2009

    "It's important to get Soldiers to understand that the Army really cares. We're in the people business. And, for a first sergeant, the most important thing is taking care of their Soldiers and the families that support them."

  • Reservist Uses Military Training On and Off Job

    Jul 23, 2009

    Any way you look at it, Reserve 1st Sgt. Mickey Hines seems to be in the business of protecting the public. If he's not serving as the first sergeant for the 326th Chemical Company, headquartered on Patton Road, then he is working as a warrant officer for the Florence Police Department. For more than 20 years, the two jobs have complimented each other - things learned on Reserve duty make him a better police officer, things learned as a police officer make him a better Reserve Soldier.

  • Coming soon to a theater near you...

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A year ago Joyce Dodson won "Operation Rising Star," a military imitation of FOX's hit show "American Idol."

  • Army continues to honor Fort Eustis families through expanded services for children, youth

    Jul 23, 2009

    Army continues to honor Fort Eustis families through expanded services for children, youth

  • New wireless internet services offered to Bamberg Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers throughout the world are beginning to enjoy a new wireless Internet service. Through the Army Recreation Machine Program, the Family, Morale and Welfare Recreation Command is providing Soldiers with a unique Wi-Fi service. The project has been developing stateside for almost two years and is beginning to branch out to overseas installations.

  • San Antonio educators visit Belvoir

    Jul 23, 2009

    Every year, a group of educators takes the long flight from San Antonio to Washington, D.C., to get a better understanding and a broader appreciation of our nation's military mission.

  • Gerber Village homes becoming new again

    Jul 23, 2009

  • BBQ Safety in Garmisch "well-done"

    Jul 23, 2009

    After a Breitenau Military Housing Area resident brought the issue up at the last Town Hall, the Safety Officer, Fire Chief and Housing Manager saw a need to remind residents not to grill on their balconies for a variety of reasons.

  • Cemetery starts construction on 74-acre phase

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Fort Jackson National Cemetery is ready to begin its next phase of construction after the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded LW Construction, LLC a $10 million contract, officials announced recently.

  • Former post CSM has storied history

    Jul 23, 2009

    I met retired Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Anderson at an Association of the United States Army meeting. Like many of the other veterans I have spoken with, Anderson shared with me his unique journey.

  • ACS sends SOS to families

    Jul 23, 2009

    Fort Jackson Army Community Service recently started a program to provide services to surviving family members of service members. The Survivor Outreach Services, or SOS, program is available to families of service members who died either while on active duty or from a service-related illness or injury obtained while on active duty.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates 92nd birthday

    Jul 23, 2009

    "Tradition, Training, Transformation" was the theme of the first birthday celebration recognizing Fort Jackson's beginnings 92 years ago. On July 18, 1917, the installation was established as Camp Jackson.

  • Hayes embodies 'can-do' attitude

    Jul 23, 2009

    First Sgt. LaShan Hayes said that when she first became a Soldier, her leaders' get-it-done attitude motivated her to leave excuses behind.

  • Flu cases rise: H1N1 cases concentrated among BCT Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

    Fort Jackson's H1N1 influenza cases are steadily climbing among Basic Combat Training Soldiers.

  • Tri-Border AFAP issue elevates to Dept. of Army

    Jul 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- A suggestion about the Military Spouse Preference hiring benefit, which originated at the Tri-Border Army Family Action Plan conference hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen this past February, has been selected as one of two European issues that will now be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion in its annual conference. If resolved at the DA level, the results could impact military communities around the globe.

  • Garmisch ACS Team celebrates history and looks to the future

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Garmisch ACS celebrates its first year of service along with the Army celebrating 44 years of Army Community Service. Its been a busy first year!

  • Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss groundbreaking

    Jul 22, 2009

  • Family Support Leads Soldier to Recognition

    Jul 22, 2009

    When Alabama Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Doug Witt received his 1st Sgt. John Ordway Leadership Award, the occasion brought back more than the memories of a 24-year military career. It also brought to mind the family - his wife, two teenage children, and parents and grandparents - who have provided support to a part-time Soldier in times of war and national emergencies. "My entire family has supported me in my military career," he said. "My wife and I were dating in high school when I joined the Guard in 1985. She was there to put me on the plane to attend basic training and when I returned from my advanced individual training. We married and she's stuck by me the whole time."

  • Changing the Course of Flight Testing at Redstone

    Jul 22, 2009

    Two new buildings on Redstone Arsenal - buildings 4836 and 4838 - represent a major step toward making the Army's Aviation Test Center of Excellence a reality. The buildings, built at the Redstone Airfield in support of the current Aviation Technical Test Center and the Program Executive Office for Aviation, were officially opened Friday with a ribbon cutting attended by about 50 employees representing ATTC, PEO for Aviation, the Aviation Engineering Directorate, Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. The buildings are part of the Combined Test Team Developmental Flight Test Complex, which will eventually include a flight test hangar and other facilities. "These buildings fundamentally allow us to change the way we do flight testing in the Army," ATTC commander Col. Chris Sullivan said. "The opportunities these buildings represent for ATTC and RTTC, for PEO Aviation and AMRDEC are tremendous. They are already doing testing here today. These buildings will allow testing to accelerate. We couldn't be more excited about the opportunities they represent and we appreciate the partnership with PEO Aviation to build them."

  • Marine 'Poolies' Step to Boot Camp

    Jul 22, 2009

    Mama, Mama, can't you see' "What the Marine Corps has done for me'" That military cadence - along with other favorites - could be heard from across the fairway at the Huntsville Municipal Golf Course on July 11 as more than 80 Marine recruits hiked 5.5 miles with "Molle Packs" on the grounds surrounding John Hunt Park. It was a first-time event for Marine recruiters and their recruits, who came together in a regional Marine Poolie activity that included recruiting stations in north Alabama and south Tennessee. Although the Marines are known for organizing various physical training events for poolies (slang for recruits) at their recruiting stations, this was the first time for a large-scale event at the Marine Reserve's Kilo Battery headquarters on South Memorial Parkway.

  • Retired E-9s stay connected to their active-duty counterparts through E-9 Association

    Jul 22, 2009

    One local organization allows retired E-9s to stay connected to their active duty counterparts. Since 1977, E-9s in all branches of military service have had the opportunity to participate in the E-9 Association, which allows E-9s to meet in both social and professional settings to discuss ideas, information and share knowledge.

  • Army Materiel Command keeps Fort Riley ready for action

    Jul 22, 2009

    When a brigade deploys the Soldiers may be gone, but behind the scenes, the 3rd Battalion of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade, continues forward to keep Fort Riley ready for action. A part of Army Materiel Command, the 3rd Battalion at Fort Riley is but one part of the 407th, one of seven field support brigades managed by the Army Sustainment Command out of Rock Island, Ill.

  • Father, son Soldiers reunite in Heidelberg for R&R

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sons have followed their dad's footsteps into the military as long as militaries have existed, but in the case of one Heidelberg Soldier, his son followed him to Germany for some rest and relaxation, too.

  • Welcome Home: 18th Engineer Brigade returns after 15-month deployment

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- After 15 months and more than 20,000 miles on the ground in Iraq, approximately 130 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Engineer Brigade returned to Heidelberg July 19.

  • Potential 'Green' energy solutions may yield savings in cost and lives

    Jul 22, 2009

    For one segment within the Department of Defense (DoD), less dependence on fossil fuels has been an ongoing goal for reasons related to both financial costs and human lives. A recent "Green" Command Post display explored the possibilities.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach breaks unofficial DoD record for supporting troops

    Jul 22, 2009

    By putting a little unity into community, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach reclaimed the unofficial Department of Defense record for "a human formation for troop support" during the Largest Desert Ribbon Event held July 10.

  • Expansion at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 22, 2009

    Major renovation projects ensue at the Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI.

  • USAG Ansbach opens up new BOSS Center to rave reviews

    Jul 22, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Stepping inside the new Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers Club at Katterbach Army Airfield was quite a surprise to many of the Soldiers here.

  • AFAP issues from Europe forwarded for Army-level review

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Two issues originating from garrison Army Family Action Plan conferences in Europe will be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion into its annual conference in January 2010 - and possible implementation service wide.

  • Soldiers post near record times in 8th Army Triathlon

    Jul 22, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Eighth United States Army held its 2009 Individual Triathlon here July 18 where 26 Soldiers vied to set new 8th Army records for a ironman style event requiring a 400 meter freestyle swim, 30 kilometer bicycle run, and a 5 meter run. Times were fast but no records were set as Eric Reid, competing in the Men's Senior division, finished 1 with a time of 58:49, only 1:47 seconds from the record time set by Art Mathisen of 57:02 in 2006.

  • Soldier's Families enjoy cooking class

    Jul 22, 2009

    Cooking intructor Adelaida Delao demonstrates the wrapping technique for a perfect egg roll during a class held July 17 in USAG-Red Cloud's Pear Blossom Cottage.

  • Children learn and play in Camp Adventure

    Jul 22, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea- For the past two month's children from the ages 5-13 have been enjoying summer fun provided by the Community Activities Center and a group of individuals from the University of Northern Iowa during the Camp Adventure program.

  • Warrior Readiness Company welcomes new cammander

    Jul 22, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY South Korea - Lt. Col. James Burns, 2nd Infantry Division, Division Special Troops Battalion commander, presided over a change of command ceremony passing responsibility and command from Capt. Alex Glade to Capt. Matthew Maimone in the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center July 17.

  • Bamberg women empowered through running: Spouse group finds common spirit with Second Lady Dr. Jill

    Jul 22, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A group of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg women known as the 'Winning Our Wars' Fraus, continue to achieve great aspirations through solidarity and hard work.

  • Garrison commander accepts quality of life funds

    Jul 22, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right) accepts a check for $3,224.81 from Renee Acosta (center), President and CEO of Global Impact of the Combined Federal Campaign and Maj. Gen. Lawrence L. Wells (left), United States Forces Korea deputy chief of staff. More than $62,000 was earmarked for Family and youth programs in Korea. The funds presented are from those funds given by USFK personnel for Family support and youth programs. The CFC overseas is one of two branches of the campaign, the other being the branch for within the United States.

  • Mother of fallen 1st Infantry Division Soldier operates center to enrich lives of others

    Jul 22, 2009

    Aca,!A"Changing the lives of many,Aca,!A? is the goal of the Anthony Joseph Dixon Resource Center in Berlin, N.J. The resource center is named in honor of Spc. Anthony Joseph Dixon, who was killed in action Aug.1, 2004, in Samarra, Iraq while serving with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Australian officer presented with 28 combat awards

    Jul 21, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Schloesser, 101st Airborne Division commanding general presented Australian army Maj. Jason Duggan with 28 awards for Task Group 633.7's contributions while attached to Task Force Eagle Assault, during Operation Enduring Freedom IX.

  • The US Army Field Band preps to perform at The Woodlands, Texas

    Jul 21, 2009

    The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band will perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, at 7:30 p.m., July 28. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed military unit travels thousands of miles each year performing for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Through these concerts, our Soldiers representing Soldiers continue to carry the Army story to the grassroots of our Nation and keep the will of the American people behind the members of our armed forces. The concert is free and open to the public, and there are no tickets required. Go to www.armyfieldband.com today to see when the Field Band will be headed to your area!

  • Wiesbaden Youth Services assistant program manager honored for tuturial program

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- Success in school can be a challenge for any student. Add in the absence of parental role models due to deployments, the stress of living overseas or being a new student in a foreign place, and achieving academic success can seem even more daunting.

  • Program helps disabled workers, ensures 'reasonable accommodations'

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Just like other federal employees, veterans with service-connected disabilities making the transition from the military to civilian employment are guaranteed "reasonable accommodations" in the workplace.

  • Neighborhood watch program needs community volunteers

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) police bicycle unit is looking for residents to take part in the Neighborhood Watch Program, at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

  • Ask the Commander: Colonel answers questions about pool hours, physical training run routes, and get

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Colonel answers questions about pool hours, physical training run routes, and getting the latest garrison information

  • Army releases Makua EIS decision

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Department of the Army announced its record of decision for the Makua Military Reservation (MMR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Thursday. The Army determined that MMR provides the best location to train company-sized units located on Oahu in combined arms live-fire exercises (CALFEX) and convoy live-fire exercises.

  • Workers find WWI era mortar

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A munition containing an unknown liquid was discovered on a former impact area, here, June 27. Workers encountered the munition while conducting routine ground excavations on a remote training area.

  • Advanced motorcycle training offered

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An advanced motorcycle course is being offered by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in collaboration with the California Superbike School, Aug. 17-20, at the south aircraft parking ramp, accessible from Latchum Road, Wheeler Army Airfield.

  • Live-fire training changes Kolekole Pass hours

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A new live-fire training schedule nearing final approval will change Kolekole Pass hours of availability as early as the beginning of August.

  • Fort Bliss celebrates Freedom Crossing groundbreaking

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Governor joins Fort Drum and local community to welcome Soldiers, salute nation

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Fort Drum Air Show thrills spactators with high-flying acts

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Captain pushes physical limits to aid wounded Warriors

    Jul 20, 2009

    Though all healthy Soldiers participate in unit PT programs, some push their bodies a little - or a lot - further than others. One such Soldier is Capt. Erica Chabalko, commander, Charlie Company, 162nd Infantry Brigade. The slightly built athlete is not content to put her body through the normal two- or four-mile run and two minutes worth of pushups and sit-ups, the events in the Army's semi-annual PT test. No, for Chabalko, who is a triathlete, the events are a run (anywhere from 10K to 26.2 miles), a bike ride (from 40K to 112 miles) and a swim (from 1,500 meters to 2.4 miles, in open water).

  • Warrior Spirit TV: Broadcasting Fort Polk

    Jul 20, 2009

    Warrior Spirit TV (found on SuddenLink's channel 3, and Sprint's channel 4) is Fort Polk's own television station and is staffed by Jeff England and T.C. Bradford (formerly of "Guardian" fame).

  • 94th BSB first Army unit to receive LTASAca,!E+FMTVs

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Army has a new armor strategy for protecting Soldiers and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division became the first unit fielded with these new up-armored vehicles June 16.

  • Red Leg NCOS set sights on defeating obstacle course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment gathered for an early-morning challenge at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk obstacle course near Georgia Avenue, July 1.

  • Soldier takes action during motorcycle collision aftermath

    Jul 20, 2009

    While traveling home from Fort Polk, southbound on La. Hwy 171 June 5, Spc. Billie Hebner, medic and non-commissioned officer in charge, attached to 209th Military Police Company, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, encountered one of those real-life situations. Hebner witnessed an accident June 5 and pulled over to assist. "A truck pulling out from a stop sign hit a sports bike right in front of me. They collided and the young man was ejected from his bike," she said.

  • Small Group Advisor Academy trains troops

    Jul 20, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade prepare to start training combat advisors Aug. 31, they are doing everything they can to ensure the mission begins problem free. One way to prepare for the historic event is by training the cadre to mentor combat advisors.

  • 1-353rd Infantry conducts first M203 range

    Jul 20, 2009

    The 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment conducts small-arms weapons training for deploying Foreign Security Forces - Combat Advisor service members; M4 carbine, M203 grenade launcher, M9 pistol and foreign weapons training. To prepare for that mission, the battalion conducted its first M203 qualification range June 26.

  • At long last

    Jul 20, 2009

    Fort Polk Family member and friends welcome home Soldiers of the 115th Combat Support Hospital as they arrive from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Soldier-musician provides hope, life for others

    Jul 20, 2009

  • Developers of 'lifeline from the front' receive award

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Single Interface to the Field (SIF) has made it quicker and easier for Soldiers in the field to receive support from subject matter experts, prompting one Soldier to call it a "lifeline to the front."

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Jazz Ambassador vies for top honors at Cab Calloway competition

    Jul 20, 2009

  • 'Moving' in the digital age: New Web site makes relocating easier

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Moving to and from Europe is more complicated than relocating stateside, but through a new Web site, Servicemembers now have more control over the entire transportation process.

  • ChiAfA..vres Garrison launches newcomers Web site

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium -- ChiAfA..vres Garrison officials unveiled a Web site July 13 focused on helping newcomers make a successful transition into the community.

  • Annual garrison outing celebrates joint German American workforce

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The country-style setting of a family-owned restaurant and biergarten, provided a festive and laid-back atmosphere for the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's workforce's annual outing July 2.

  • Europe Library program hosts 'Absurdistan' author for August workshops, discussions

    Jul 20, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries continues its "Conversations" literary discussion series in August with Gary Shteyngart, critically-acclaimed author of "Absurdistan" and "The Russian Debutante's Handbook".

  • Bamberg's military community catches on FAST

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Since January, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg education center has offered six Functional Academic Skills Training classes for Soldiers who want to improve their General Technical score; a seventh is scheduled this month.

  • Humpherys enters a new era in health care

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic ushered in a new era in health care during a renewal ceremony here on July 10. The ceremony marked the completion of a seven-month long, $3 million project that gutted the clinic and transformed it into a bright, modern facility focused on providing the best-possible medical and dental care to Soldiers and Families.

  • Freedom Chapel reopens for worship at USAG Humphreys

    Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks to a rousing restoration effort led by USAG-Humphreys Directorate of Public Works, Shinkwang Ind, Construction Company Ltd. and Soldiers from the garrison's chaplain team, Freedom Chapel will reopen for regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday, July 19. It has been nearly seven months since a Christmas-night fire gutted Freedom Chapel just hours after final services and shut down the chapel. Since the fire, services have been held in the Super Gym's community room.

  • Grunts pound out over Los Internacionales

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Grunts defeated Los Internacionales 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday at Gowdy Field. Los Internacionales, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, was shut out in the first inning, while the Grunts, Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, scored on a Joel Molena RBI single to lead 1-0.

  • Benning to host ASA archery classic

    Jul 17, 2009

    About 1,500 professional and amateur archers are expected at Fort Benning next week for the sixth annual ASA Classic, sponsored by Team Realtree, organizers said. The four-day event begins Thursday and runs through July 26 on the ranges at Uchee Creek Campground.

  • Library service keeps families 'in touch'

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's called Video Messenger, and it lets Soldiers record messages to their loved ones while they're deployed or Temporary Duty. The free service is available at Sayers Memorial Library on Main Post. Most people choose to read books to their children, but the service is versatile, said Nancy Wahlstrom, technical services librarian at Sayers.

  • Bradley's combat history part of museum

    Jul 17, 2009

    The M-2 A2 Bradley, during its deployment to Iraq in 2003, was damaged when it hit an anti-tank mine. It was refurbished and brought to the National Infantry Museum in June 2007. It is a part of "The Last 100 Yards" exhibit.

  • Eight graduates ready to win the 'invisible war'

    Jul 17, 2009

    Eight warrant officers graduated from the first Electronic Warfare Technicians Course at Snow Hall at the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill and are being assigned to unit deploying for combat zones in the near future.

  • Soldiers praise new .50-cal machine gun

    Jul 17, 2009

    More than a dozen Soldiers test-fired an enhanced .50-caliber machine gun that allows troops to rapidly change the barrel without having to check or reset headspace and timing.

  • Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door, jump right out and count to four!

    Jul 17, 2009

    Students with A Company began the first of three phases of training, while B Company troops entered their second phase and C Company troops completed five static line jumps to earn Airborne wings.

  • WTB partners with Groome to offer free shuttles to troops

    Jul 17, 2009

    Groome Transportation partnered with WTB to offer free shuttle services from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to wounded troops reporting to the unit. The service began June 29.

  • WTB to brief Army's WTB leaders on Reception Platoon

    Jul 17, 2009

    As Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion streamlines inprocessing for Soldiers, it is taking its mission of improving Soldier care Armywide.

  • 197th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2009

    Fort Benning's 197th Infantry Brigade said farewell to its leader, COL Gregory Kane, and welcomed incoming commander COL Ryan Kuhn during a ceremony held Tuesday at the Parade Field behind the National Infantry Museum.

  • Freedom Crossing, Groundbreaking marks start of construction for most happening place in DoD

    Jul 17, 2009

    Fort Bliss and Army & Air Force Exchange Service officials celebrated a historic event July 17 during a groundbreaking ceremony for the first-of-its-kind retail development in the Department of Defense that will be constructed inside a military installation.

  • Good Health-A Best Practice at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 17, 2009

    Photo Caption: Tony Nguyen, an engineer employed at the Detroit Arsenal, exercises at the fitness center.

  • 'Phase One' of new Army C4ISR facility ahead of schedule

    Jul 17, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Just a little more than a year ago, Aberdeen Proving Ground marked the beginning of change on the installation at a groundbreaking ceremony for a nearly $800 million construction project as a major part of implementation of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) law.

  • Second phase of construction for new Army C4ISR facilities gains momentum

    Jul 17, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Change is evident at Aberdeen Proving Ground with the installation buzzing with sounds of cranes and forklifts as it prepares to accommodate relocating employees as a result of implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law.

  • CSM Davenport assumes new position of respondsibility at Bliss

    Jul 17, 2009

    After 40 years, Fort Bliss' command sergeant major position has been the responsibility of an air defense artillery Soldier and as of Friday, the responsibility of the post is now held by a cavalry scout.

  • Fort Campbell Camp teaches children

    Jul 17, 2009

    Green Camp at Fort Campbell is meant to teach the children how to better care for the environment around them. The children are learning the importance of recycling and ways to preserve natural resources.

  • BACH named 2009 Most Wired Hospital

    Jul 17, 2009

    Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital is one of the country's Most Wired hospitals. The 100 Most Wired hospitals are torn between building on their IT successes and keeping a sharp eye on budgets. Marking its 11th year, the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study continues to lead the field in analyses and benchmarking of healthcare IT. The 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study shows an overall increase in both provider order entry of medications and electronic bedside matching at the time medications are administered.

  • New UH-72As aid 'Flatiron' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 17, 2009

    With the arrival of three new UH-72A Lakota helicopters last week, Fort Rucker's Air Ambulance Detachment, known as Flatiron, can better assist Fort Rucker and local communities by reaching medical emergency scenes faster.

  • Garrison remembers fallen heroes during 1/10th race

    Jul 17, 2009

    They are the fallen: Army Soldiers, reservists, Marines, Navy SEALs, Airmen. The men and women killed in the ongoing War on Terror were roommates, friends, mentors and heroes.

  • Fort Rucker troops return from deployments

    Jul 17, 2009

    Members of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group and the 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion returned from Middle East deployments.

  • ACS accreditation: consistent service, support, programs

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's one of the Army's most important weapons in providing customer service: consistency.

  • Revitalized indoor range strengthens military missions

    Jul 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Looking down the barrels of their rifles, Special Forces Soldiers take aim at the targets and begin a small weapons qualification. The duty day is over, and the noise is deafening, but training continues, thanks to Range 7, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's newly improved indoor range on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Agencies work to fine-tune newest simulation

    Jul 17, 2009

    A team of 482 military, civilian and contractor personnel from the National Simulation Center, the Battle Command Training Program and Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation's Program Manager - Constructive Simulations recently conducted an operational readiness evaluation of the Army's emerging training simulation capability for division and higher collective battle command training.

  • Army warns troops to avoid 'diploma mills'

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Army is warning Soldiers to avoid unaccredited colleges and universities that offer instant degrees supposedly based on military experience or training.

  • Combined Arms Center civilian to receive presidential award

    Jul 17, 2009

    The highest-ranking civilian at Fort Leavenworth is set to receive the Presidential Rank Award at the end of July.

  • Wounded warriors continue to serve Army

    Jul 17, 2009

    Five recent combat veterans were sworn in as a Department of the Army civilian through the Army's Wounded Warrior Education Initiative. The program is a partnership with the Army and the University of Kansas that allows wounded warriors to earn a master's degree paid for by the Army.

  • University students discover environmental conditions at Schwetzingen training area

    Jul 17, 2009

    A group of German university students got a first-hand look Monday at the U.S. Army's stewardship of the environment at the Schwetzingen Local Training Area.

  • The Many Professions of PFC Patton

    Jul 17, 2009

    For many Soldiers, life before the Army stems from a small, quiet hometown and for others, life before the Army began in a bustling cityscape or rural town. For Pfc. John Patton, a native of the island of Kwajalein Atoll, within the Marshall Islands, life before the Army began in an entirely different country.

  • Veterans, Soldiers honor deceased veterans in Korean cemetery

    Jul 16, 2009

    Ken Sawyers (U.S. Army retired), commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10215, Uijeongbu, places American flags on the graves of U.S. veterans July 4 buried in Seoul Foreigner Cemetery. Sawyers was one of almost a dozen Soldiers and VFW members who visited the cemetery to pay respect to deceased veterans who contributed to protecting America's independence throughout the nation's history; including American Civil War veteran Brig. Gen. Charles W. Legendre. VFW member David Morris said, "Many people think of the fourth as just a holiday. Even though we are here in Korea, it's good to pay tribute to our fellow veterans where ever they are in the world."

  • Rucksack Bowling tourny held on Red Cloud

    Jul 16, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - More than 20 Soldiers came together in the USAG-Red Cloud Bowling Center July 14 to compete in the first Rucksack Bowling Championship for bowling teams and individual bowlers. The idea came from conversations among Ben Cho, USAG-Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation bowling center manager, and regular bowlers who participate in annual bowling league activities, Cho said.

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