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  • ESHOCAMP team cites outstanding performers

    Sep 4, 2009

    Marcie Hart, Brooke Army Medical Center and Chris Neubeck, Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, were cited as outstanding performers Aug. 28 during an out-briefing for an assessment of Fort Sam Houston's Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program with U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Mary Garr.

  • 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry Soldiers deploy to Iraq

    Sep 4, 2009

    A deployment ceremony was held Aug. 28 at Army Community Service for six Soldiers from the 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry and their Families. "There are typically five optometry teams in Iraq at any given time ... between 11 and 13 optometrists and just over 40 supporting eye technicians and opticians are basing in Iraq each year. These teams are currently at 11 Forward Operating Bases; each team provides support for over 15,000 service members," said guest speaker Lt. Col. Scott Fischer, commander, 264th Medical Battalion

  • Food carvings equals recipe for fun with summer campers

    Sep 4, 2009

    Neil Gomes admits that while he did pay attention in culinary school, he couldn't help but play with his food. While this may not have brought smiles to the faces of parents having to deal with children at the dinner table, it put plenty of smiles on the faces of the children attending the Fort McPherson Child, Youth and School Services center summer camp.

  • Suicide prevention: none of us stands alone

    Sep 4, 2009

    As Soldiers, we pride ourselves on being lean, mean, fighting machines. Whether we're on alert on a battlefield or skirmishing against a paperwork monster deskside, we take on the challenges and responsibilities of the military service with a robust "Hooah!" and the knowledge that being part of the world's greatest Army means dealing with more than our fair share of stress.

  • Bluebirds help Boy Scout land Eagle

    Sep 4, 2009

    It took eight years, but Ross Diggs finally achieved his aspiration to become an Eagle Scout. Ross, 15, was awarded the coveted badge Aug. 29 at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • Battlemind for Spouses enhances resiliency

    Sep 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - The main goal of Battlemind for Spouses is to make spouses aware of potential issues or concerns that may arise from the reunion with their Soldiers. It addresses issues or concerns the spouse may have when the couple reunites.

  • NASCAR's Ryan Newman makes a pit stop at Fort Benning

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman, preparing for this weekend's Pep Boys Auto 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, stopped off at Fort Benning Wednesday for a round of appearances.

  • Post becomes Maneuver Center Oct. 1

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will become the Maneuver Center of Excellence effective Oct. 1, with the post commander, MG Michael Ferriter, designated commanding general of the MCOE, announced Jay Brown, Base Realignment and Closure project manager, during the monthly BRAC community update Tuesday at the National Infantry Museum.

  • ID card scanners in use at Eddie Bridge gate

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Starting Tuesday, Eddie Bridge gate guards will begin scanning identification cards for all personnel entering post from the southeast side of Lawson Army Airfield.

  • Vietnam-era panel discusses challenges of 3rd HBCT's upcoming advisory mission

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Seven former advisers in Vietnam and one Vietnamese officer met with more than 30 officers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Friday at the National Infantry Museum to discuss the challenges and lessons they learned in developing partnerships.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers remember 'mentor, friend'

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - SPC Richard Allyn Walters made a lasting impression on the troops of 14th Combat Support Hospital, who gathered Friday at Sightseeing Chapel to pay final respects to a man they called a father figure, mentor and friend.

  • Logistics Program Manager Returns from Iraq

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Logistics Support Activity has welcomed back Kevin Paulson, program manager and senior logistician from the Logistics Engineering Center, after his seven months in Iraq. Paulson served as the AMC liaison officer representing LOGSA products and services, field logistics and Soldier support to the Iraq theater of operations. He was deployed to the 402nd AFSB at Victory Base Camp, Baghdad and Joint Base Balad. While deployed, Paulson had the opportunity to work with Soldiers under combat conditions while supporting other Soldiers and commands in the use of LOGSA related products and services including LIW and ARMT training and execution and establishing a readiness and training lab in Baghdad.

  • Hellfire Missile Version Ready for Prime Time

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office's Hellfire Product Office team has conducted its final two test shots for the Extended Range/Multipurpose unmanned aircraft systems variant of the Hellfire missile. The test shots, on June 16 at China Lake, Calif., proved the software design is now ready for the ERMP live firings schedule in the fall and Limited User Test in spring 2010.

  • Arts and Crafts Center Honors Contest Winners

    Sep 3, 2009

    Space, helicopters and missiles aren't the only areas where Redstone excels. Results from an Armywide competition show its artistic prowess. Redstone had the most entries in this year's Army Art Contest. "We had the largest entry out of the whole Army - internationally," June M. Hughes Arts & Crafts Center frame shop manager Gina Hurst said. She and Laura Metzger served as the center's co-organizers for the contest.

  • Weekly Farmer's Market Sprouts Up at Redstone

    Sep 3, 2009

    If you're looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, try visiting the Farmer's Market on post each Wednesday. The NASA Exchange - Marshall Space Flight Center's counterpart to an Army employee morale organization - holds the NASA Farmer's Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the south parking lot of building 4203. You'll see it under the big oak trees at that big NASA building on Rideout Road.

  • AMC Summer Hire Ahead of Essay Pack

    Sep 3, 2009

    A summer hire in Army Materiel Command is getting a firsthand look at women's equality. Besides working in their Equal Employment Office, she is spending her summer in an organization headed by the Army's first female four-star general. The combination inspired her to enter the essay contest as part of the Women's Equality Day observance.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers try out new rifle

    Sep 3, 2009

    The main goal for scout shooters and snipers is to eliminate enemy targets at long distances. This requires shooters to have an excellent understanding of rifle marksmanship and a weapon that can accommodate them properly.

  • Quarterly meeting gives Fort Bragg community members a voice

    Sep 3, 2009

    Every quarter, community leaders meet to address issues that affect Fort Bragg and discuss the solutions being implemented to fix or alleviate the problems. The latest meeting held Aug. 20 at the Officers' Club addressed a number of issues from parking to bathroom cleanliness and highlighted new additions and changes coming to the installation. The meeting was Col. Stephen Sicinski's first since he assumed command of Fort Bragg garrison June 22. Sicinski said he was glad to be a part of his first of many quarterly town hall and information update meetings.

  • Local Fort Bragg youth finishes strong in regional meet

    Sep 3, 2009

    Connor Johnson took up swimming after watching his older brother Alex's success in the sport and as a source of competition between the two siblings. Almost five years later, the 13 year-old is nationally ranked and setting his sights on higher aspirations within the sport. He recently placed second in five different events in a southeastern U.S. zone championship swim meet in Florida. In the process, earned a 12th overall national ranking in his age group. Penny Connor, his mother, added that her husband's deployment has not affected Connor's determination during the season. "He'll give his two cents ever so often, but the deployment really hasn't affected our lives because we're a very busy Family, which is a good thing," she added. "I think he just tries a little harder."

  • 'Fallen Angel' Pilot Survives with Aid of Army Technology

    Sep 3, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Burrows is a survivor thanks to the technology the Army put at his fingertips while serving as a Kiowa Warrior standardization pilot in Iraq. And most of the technology Burrows relied on while evading terrorists who were aiming to kill him and his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Steven Cianfrini, was developed and fielded by the Program Executive Office-Soldier. "My job (for the 17th Cavalry Regiment's Troop 2, 3rd Squadron) was to ensure aircrews were trained and had the proper equipment so they could bring themselves back home safely from a mission," Burrows said during a presentation at the Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 25. Little did he know as the senior pilot for Task Force Viper that he would use that training and equipment to save himself and Cianfrini.

  • SuperShuttle to provide service at Fort Bragg

    Sep 3, 2009

    Tim Shea, Fort Bragg's DOL transportation chief said the SuperShuttle service is not a solution to the post's transportation concerns, but it is a viable option. "There is not one solution for Fort Bragg's growing transportation requirements," he said. "By using multiple disciplines, such as airport shuttles, post shuttles Fayetteville Area System of Transit buses, van-pooling and future concept high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the post's ACPs, Fort Bragg is better able to handle the current 140,000 vehicles that enter and exit the post every day." Shea said the added benefit is reduced congestion, improvements in air quality, carbon emissions and health, due to walking, go along with a reduction in stress levels.

  • Knowing people wins battle against suicide

    Sep 3, 2009

    Lt. Col. Bob Agans, commander, 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS), believes the key to winning the battle against suicide is to simply know your people. "If you have a (leader) marking time instead of getting to know his people, the Soldiers are going to know he doesn't care about them," said Agans. Agans makes a point during each of his weekly safety briefings to drive home the fact that asking for help, no matter what the situation, is the way of strength not weakness. "Whether it's (Army Emergency Relief) loans or thoughts of suicide, it doesn't matter, we are going to do whatever we can to help our people get the help they need," said Agans. During his time as commander, his battalion has had one attempted suicide. "It came out of the blue," he said. These types of attempts serve as sobering reminders that suicide prevention is not just a quarterly training task, but something that has to be a continual focus. For Agans, Soldier care does not stop at the final formation of the day but continues even in their personal and Family lives.

  • Fort Bragg works at making Army Families stronger

    Sep 3, 2009

    "I think people don't realize how much Families are being supported right now," said Karen Miller, chief of Fort Bragg's CYSS. "Just on the reduction in registration fees, the 20 percent discount for full and part day childcare, free hourly care ... things like that, the last two months was over $45,000 direct savings to Families - just on Fort Bragg."

  • Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center, mothers help others through cord blood donation

    Sep 3, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center officials announced their cord blood donation program Monday and are now the seventh collection site for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center. Cord blood refers to umbilical cord blood which provides stem cells that can turn into specialized cells. These cells in turn can replace diseased bone marrow or other organ parts in patients who have certain diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, said Dr. Y. Sammy Choi, chief of research, WAMC. "Womack is one of the first, large scale collaborations to collect cord blood in a Department of Defense hospital," said Col. Paul Whitecar, a doctor and chief, maternal fetal medicine, WAMC. Donating cord blood is a harmless and painless way for healthy women to provide stem cells. The stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord and placenta after a mother delivers her baby, Whitecar added.

  • Soldier Mission Gets Lift from Evolving Equipment

    Sep 3, 2009

    Increasing survivability and combat effectiveness while improving Soldier quality of life are at the top of the list for those working to equip Soldiers with the best equipment during a time of uptempo operations, said the commander of the Program Executive Office-Soldier. But there are challenges to achieving that goal - namely, the large number of products Soldiers wear and carry that need to be integrated, the number of times a Soldier receives equipment prior to an assignment or deployment, the weight and size of equipment Soldiers are required to carry in theater, and the need to reset individual Soldier ensembles following deployments. "We want to increase the survivability of Soldiers working in any environment," said Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, commander of the Program Executive Office-Soldier and the Natick Soldier Systems Center. "We are making changes inside the program executive offices to better serve the Soldier. We are one of 13 PEOs. We are out there touching brigades too frequently ... There are 40 touches from PEOs on the average brigade." Fuller's comments came during the opening session of the annual Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center. The conference is attended primarily by Soldiers, and contractors who design and manufacture Soldier equipment. Fuller is the first commander of PEO-Soldier to speak at the conference.

  • Annual Run for the Red attracts more than 1,500

    Sep 3, 2009

    More than 1,500 runners and walkers turned out Aug. 22 as the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross held the third annual Run for the Red Saturday in downtown Fayetteville.

  • Community continuing to go above, beyond

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fayetteville, NC raises money for 15,000 holiday care packages for deployed Soldiers. Last Saturday more than $13,000 was raised to pay for the shipping costs of these gifts. More than 2,700 raffle tickets for a Chevrolets Cobalt were sold and Food Lion sold more than $30,000 in specially reduced priced gift items. Customers also had the chance to send personal words of thanks to servicemembers on holiday greeting cards. A steady stream of people from throughout the Fayetteville area made their way to the 16 Food Lion stores in the greater Fayetteville-area to buy the gift items and raffle tickets. "Thanks," "support," "appreciate," and "backing" were just a few of the words the more than 100 volunteers heard throughout the day. "I really appreciate what the Soldiers and Airmen are doing for us," said Nicole Boyce of Fayetteville. "I don't have any Family in the military but many of my friends do and the sacrifices they make for all of us each day are touching." Boyce's words were echoed throughout the day. "Our guys need to know we support them," said a Vietnam-era Army veteran who wanted to remain anonymous. "I know what it's like to be deployed away from your Family, especially during the holidays. If I knew the people back home backed and supported us, it would have made life a whole lot better," he said.

  • Edwards takes helm as new 525th BfSB commander

    Sep 3, 2009

    Colonel James D. Edwards took over as commander of the Army's first-ever battlefield surveillance brigade. Col. Robert P. Ashley, who departed months ago for his next assignment, previously commanded the unit.

  • Army Jobs Prove Popular at Career Expo

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Army was the standout employer at the Aug. 24 career expo at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Judging from the lines of unemployed and underemployed candidates waiting to talk to an Army representative, Janice Hunt of Aviation and Missile Command Human Resources said The Huntsville Times Mega Career Expo was a "huge success." "We got a lot of good qualified candidates," Hunt said. "AMCOM will be able to make probably several selections from the resumes we collected." Besides AMCOM, Army participants in the career expo included the Army Materiel Command, Lead AMC Integration Support Office, Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Army Contracting Command and Army Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Contractor jobs identified for conversion to government

    Sep 3, 2009

    About 1,450 contractor positions at AMCOM will be converted to Army civilian during the next three years. Col. Scott Campbell, deputy executive director of the AMCOM Contracting Center, discussed the plan Thursday at the 2009 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry.

  • Sending Love To Soldiers Via Big-Screen TV

    Sep 3, 2009

    Hi, daddy!" "Hi, Bree, Bree! I love you." "I love you!" "You look pretty." "Thank you, daddy." Two-year-old Briana Payne did, indeed, look pretty in a red, white and blue sundress that she wore just for her daddy, Sgt. Jeffrey Payne. Briana's dad got to see her all dressed up thanks to a video teleconference that brought families of the Reserve's 375th Engineer Company together with their deployed Soldiers for a few minutes of big-screen-TV family time. The teleconference was arranged by Lockheed Martin at the company's Huntsville headquarters as part of the Aug. 22 Blue Star Service Banner program for the families of the 159 deployed Soldiers. It was the first time such a large-scale video teleconference has been conducted in Huntsville on behalf of deployed Soldiers, said organizer David Carney. For the families in attendance, the chance to see and talk to their Soldier made the Blue Star Service Banner program even more special.

  • An Army Recruiter's story: 'Doing This Job Helped Me Realize I Want To Be In The Army For

    Sep 3, 2009

    James Schulze, a decorated tank commander who routinely came under fire in Iraq, wasn't sure about remaining in the Army or tackling a recruiting assignment. But when he made the transition, something amazing happened - he re-energized his Army career!

  • Ft. Benning Soldiers visit ADMC's TOW missile operations

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Eight Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center Aug. 20 to see the inner workings of the TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile, something few will ever get the chance to see.

  • Community FIRST works for you

    Sep 3, 2009

    Often referred to as a "mini-AFAP," Community FIRST, a component of Belvoir's new Customer Management Services program, allows Fort Belvoir community members a chance to improve programs and services by recommending solutions to issues.

  • DeWitt begins seasonal flu vaccination

    Sep 3, 2009

    Health care providers from DeWitt Army Community Hospital begin administering seasonal influenza vaccines Wednesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. Only beneficiaries of the hospital - active-duty members, retirees and family members - can receive either the FluMist or injectable vaccines.

  • New MDW commander comes 'home'

    Sep 3, 2009

    In many ways, Brig. Gen. Karl Horst's visit to Fort Belvoir was a homecoming of sorts. It was back in 1973 that Horst, then a private on his first active-duty assignment in the Army, was stationed at the place he now calls the "flagship of the National Capital Region."

  • Depot public works employees quick to support vehicle, weapon production

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--When one thinks of a public works organization on a maintenance depot, thoughts are probably directed to the air conditioning units, light bulb replacement and the upkeep of roads and grounds.

  • Students enjoy welcome back ceremony

    Sep 3, 2009

    With school set to begin Tuesday, students and families of Fort Belvoir Elementary School attended the annual Welcome Back Celebration Saturday. Children were treated to numerous activities throughout the event, including a moon bounce obstacle course, a water slide, face painting, music, nail painting and balloon sculptures.

  • Belvoir teen attends NASA academy

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Belvoir resident Elizabeth Casteel has always loved math and science and wants to become a mechanical engineer for NASA. Recently, she had the opportunity to show off her skills to NASA scientists and engineers.

  • You're Hired!

    Sep 3, 2009

    It's a catch 22: to be hired, you need experience; to get experience, you need to be hired. Fort Belvoir has implemented a program that may be the solution to the dilemma. Hired! an apprenticeship program helps students gain a competitive edge by giving them an opportunity to work in different career fields.

  • BRAC changes far from complete, more moves yet to come for Knox

    Sep 3, 2009

    The major parties involved, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Accessions Command and the Human Resources Command contributed to an update on the BRAC changes for Fort Knox.

  • Fort Knox Welcomes Maj. Gen. Milano

    Sep 3, 2009

    Change of command story

  • West Point's NCO/Soldier of the Quarter

    Sep 3, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John White is awarded the Army Achievement Medal from Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells during the NCO/Soldier of the Quarter Award ceremony Monday in Cullum Hall. White and Spc. William Powers, both military policeman with the U.S. Army Garrison MP Co., were recognized for the 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year '09. In addition to the AAM, both received a framed print, a plaque and one-year membership from AUSA-West Point Chapter, and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation gift certificate for a dinner and movie. White and Powers will compete against the previous winners of the quarterly competitions at the upcoming NCO/Soldier of the Year Board.

  • West Point's Betterbed balances team and Corps job

    Sep 3, 2009

    There's nothing like the feeling of beating Navy. There's nothing like the feeling of winning a Patriot League championship. And, there's nothing like winning a game in double overtime. To put them all together was the ultimate sensation felt by the Army women's soccer team Nov. 9 last season when they defeated Navy 1-0 in double overtime to earn the Patriot League tournament championship.

  • West Point Negotiation Project aims sights at small-unit leader impact

    Sep 3, 2009

    It was a sunny, 112-degree day at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The platoon leader, a second lieutenant preparing for her first deployment to Iraq, had just finished a negotiation with the mayor of a local village. "How do you think it went'" Maj. Aram Donigian, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership negotiation instructor, asked.

  • Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

    Sep 3, 2009

    Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

  • West Point celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Sep 3, 2009

    West Point celebrated an important date and victory in the fight for equal rights for women Aug. 26. It was this day in 1920 that the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect-giving women the right to vote.

  • Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

    Sep 3, 2009

    Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

  • Decorated veteran leads West Point Corps of Cadets

    Sep 3, 2009

    Since 1872, the U.S. Military Academy has selected one firstie to lead the Corps of Cadets as its brigade commander or First Captain. The names of the First Captains are etched on plaques outside a room in Eisenhower Barracks documenting the history of the position.

  • 82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

    Sep 3, 2009

    82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

  • SSI commander nominated to be brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2009

    Col. Mark McAlister, commander of the Soldier Support Institute, is among 39 colonels nominated by President Obama for promotion to brigadier general Friday.

  • BOSS celebrates 20 years of service

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program celebrated its 20th anniversary in August. And, BOSS -- as the program is commonly called -- continues to be relevant for the post's community.

  • 'Mobile classroom' adds realism to fire prevention

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Fort Jackson Fire Department received a mobile Fire Safety House Monday that will be used to teach children how to react in case a fire or other emergency breaks out at home

  • USACE, IMCOM construction managers learn how to build in Germany

    Sep 3, 2009

    Constructing a project in Germany is not the same as in the U.S. and construction managers new to working with the German Construction Agency find the process challenging.

  • Fort Riley aims to promote positive mental health

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers have many difficult events to deal with at home and while away; from the death of a fellow Soldier during combat to homesickness. Suicides and suicide attempts can be reactions to feelings of loneliness, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness and quilt. Depression also is a factor in suicidal persons. Warning signs can be as obvious as talking about killing themselves or someone else. Signs also can include problems in a relationship, withdrawal from friends, financial issues, losing a job or leaving the service. A co-worker of Staff Sgt. Tina Rauls' took her own life.

  • Chaplains learn how to train 'Gatekeepers' through ASIST course

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Army medics are in the business of saving lives, so are surgeons, but only a few Soldiers can claim they attempt to save the lives of other Soldiers from what could be done at their own hands.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas State University renew partnership

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley and Kansas State University formally renewed their partnership during a ceremony Aug. 27 at the K-State Alumni Center. The partnership aims to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for the two institutions.

  • KU teams up with Fort Riley to fly unmanned craft

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering department traveled to Fort Riley Aug. 28 to test its Meridian Unmanned Aircraft System. Five students accompanied by two associate professors brought the plane for a test run and hoped for a successful flight. The team stood in awe as the plane lifted off the ground in the late afternoon.

  • Sand Gnats salute the Troops

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Soldier took his place among other honored guests next to the Grayson Stadium pitcher's mound. He took a baseball, looked down at the catcher and threw the first pitch of the night. It was the Savannah Sand Gnats' Military Appreciation Night and Sgt. Kevin DeBold, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, threw the first pitch.

  • Hunter 1st City Club learns about military capabilities

    Sep 2, 2009

    Hunter Army Airfield hosted a visit by 30 First City Club members on Aug. 25 started the visit with a 9 a.m. command briefing by Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander. The group toured the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station Savannah and made their final stop of the day at the garrison's Riggers facility to watch a parachute packing demonstration.

  • Fort Riley breaks ground for new Skeet and Trap Complex

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Complex took place Aug. 28 at Range 34. The event lasted less than 20 minutes; getting the project up to that point, however, took some time.

  • Hybrid-electric vehicles saving fuel costs at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 2, 2009

    About six months ago, the Army began leasing these fuel-efficient HEVs from the General Service Administration, the federal agency that purchases non-tactical vehicles for the federal government. Nearly 500 HEVs have already been delivered to Army installations. Seventeen HEVs are now part of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's general dispatch fleet or maintenance vehicles.

  • Team Stewart webmaster creates multi-media experience for users

    Sep 2, 2009

    As you ponder, point, and click, realize that the Team Stewart Web site at www.stewart.army.mil has been an intensive labor of love. There, you will find just about everything you want to know about Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, and Kelley Hill. Wyatt Erminger, 3rd Infantry Division web developer contractor, has taken the two former sites of the division and garrison and made them into what is being called by some a model of installation web designing.

  • Combat PT readies Vanguards for new light-infantry mission

    Sep 2, 2009

    In teams of four, the troops tackled combat physical training, Aug. 26. This training, according to Capt. Roy Faulkner, G Co. executive officer, was essential and included a two-mile run, water jug carry, low crawl and litter carry.

  • Construction workers unearth WWII grenade

    Sep 2, 2009

    Construction workers sifting through rocks in a construction site Monday morning found something a lot more dangerous, post officials said.

  • Intervention: Activities to mark suicide prevention week

    Sep 2, 2009

    This upcoming week, Fort Jackson will participate in National Suicide Prevention Week activities. Fort Jackson will host events Sept. 6-10 to educate the community about suicide and to offer hope and support for preventing suicide.

  • Spouse goes from Soldier to scribe: Reservist uses childhood passion to help ease others' deplo

    Sep 2, 2009

    Like a large number of military spouses, Capt. Cursha Lunderman, a Reservist with the 208th Regional Support Group, found herself feeling miserable and alone when her husband deployed to Iraq. Being a new mother just added to her frustrations.

  • Stewart WTB DFAC chefs: the 'burger kings'

    Sep 2, 2009

    Several dozen Soldiers gathered during the lunch hour at 2nd HBCT's dining facility, Aug. 26. They joined 60 DFAC chefs from across the installation who were competing for a chance to prove they were Fort Stewart - Hunter Army Airfield's 'burger kings.' When the competition was over, the Warriors in Transition Battalion's DFAC took 1st place with their "Dog Face Delight" burger, a whopper of a sandwich, consisting of 1/3-pound of beef, bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and - get this - marinara sauce.

  • Post prime spot for cycling enthusiasts

    Sep 2, 2009

    Many cyclists seeking a refuge from the congested roadways of Columbia find Fort Jackson almost irresistibly alluring.

  • Leaders responsible for curbing suicide

    Sep 2, 2009

    With next week being National Suicide Prevention Week, I am counting on all members of the Fort Jackson community to give this campaign full support so that we can strengthen our awareness and related training.

  • Senior aviator takes final flight

    Sep 2, 2009

    Chief Warrant Brent Driggers, one of the most senior aviators in the Army, conducted his final flight as an aviator over Fort Campell Aug. 31. Driggers, who has been flying since 1981, has served with both the 101st and 159th Aviation Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Crespo: 'Army not just for show'

    Sep 2, 2009

    For more than a year now, Sgt. Rosangela Crespo - a Reservist on active duty - has worked as a human resource specialist for the 171st Infantry Brigade. Crespo said she has found the work rewarding, and she wants to stay on active duty.

  • Georgia Senators visit Stewart housing

    Sep 2, 2009

    Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson toured Fort Stewart, led by 3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, to see the living conditions of the Soldiers based here firsthand, Aug. 31.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director evokes personal history at Women's Equality Day observance

    Sep 2, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe Director Diane Devens headlined the U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg Women's Equality Day observance Aug. 26 with a call for recognition of Army spouses.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy, Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees, a Rockaway Township resident and a Roxbury Township resident, were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Bamberg commander goes for the win

    Sep 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, competes, and wins, his battle against Christoph Starke (younger brother of Bamberg lord mayor Andreas Starke) during the 2009 Sandkerwa Fischerstechen in Bamberg Aug. 23. This was the first time a U.S. commander has competed in the annual water based jousting sport on the Regnitz River.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • SOUTHCOM family visits Elmo

    Sep 1, 2009

    A U.S. Southern Command family travelled to the Big Apple recently to participate in the filming of "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times" a Sesame Street special premiering on PBS Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts of ABC's 20/20 and Elmo. It aims to help families with children, age two to eight, experiencing difficult economic circumstances. It offers strategies and tips that can lead to positive outcomes for their children's physical and emotional well-being during this tough economic climate. TSgt Brandon Van Walraven, an intelligence analyst with SOUTHCOM, was interviewed with his family at their home in South Florida and finished up on the set of Sesame Street in New York City. The show focuses on the financial challenges - and solutions - of the four families invited, plus Elmo's family. "When we moved here, we experienced some severe financial difficulties," Van Walraven said. "We had to borrow money from family for rent and had other money tied up. We had depleted all of our savings and were living paycheck to paycheck." The special focuses on tough economic times, but the message applies to any difficult situation, said Van Walraven. "In the military, the meaning has an even wider context because we go through things that other families do not," Van Walraven said.

  • Grafenwoehr mother delivers baby boy along B470

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "How often do you have to convince your husband you are having a baby, it's coming, there's no stopping, it's not like you can just tell it to hold on, cross your legs, it's just not time yet" Melanie Lasley said. Melanie never thought when they moved to Grafenwoehr in January that she would deliver her own baby on the side of the road in a foreign country. When she woke up at 3 a.m. on July 29th feeling sick, she had no idea she was having labor pains.

  • Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center begins highly-praised exercise program

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center is now harboring new equipment and, chances are, you a growing number of people have been using it. This new equipment has been placed in the USAG Grafenwoehr PFC for those dedicated to 'CrossFitting.' CrossFit is a principal strength and conditioning program that began with former gymnast Greg Glassman, who posted daily workout routines on the web. These routines are used by police officers, firefighters and now, the Grafenwoehr military community.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS program wins big at Army-wide level

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - During the 2009 Department of the Army Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 10-15, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr BOSS program raked in two prestigious honors. USAG Grafenwoehr BOSS president, Cpl. Robert Shomper and Command Sgt. Maj. William Berrios, command sergeant major for USAG Grafenwoehr, accepted two of the six awards given to BOSS programs Army-wide, bringing home the "Best Event" award for a large commnuity and runner-up for "Best Installation" award.

  • Young Carpenters at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 1, 2009

    The Detroit Arsenal partners with local Home Depots to enhance the SKIES program.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Teens prepare for school sports at summer clinic

    Sep 1, 2009

    "Are you ready'" "Ready!" "Every day'" "All day!" "You are what'" "Athletes!" "Show me!" yells Dena Taylor, physical therapy assistant and exercise physiologist, to the 30 high school students lying on Husky Field, sweat dripping down their faces. And the whistle blows. The students have their legs straight in the air, tilting them to the left and the right to Taylor's commands: "Up! Down! Up! Down!" The drill is part of the new Patch High School Sports Athletic Conditioning Clinic, a free, 12-week summer program that ended Aug. 14.

  • Camp takes Cub Scouts to 'space and beyond'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Chimps and dogs have been a part of the space program for years, but tigers, wolves and bears' No, it's not a top secret Space Shuttle Discovery mission, but the Stuttgart Cub Scout Twilight Camp.

  • Girl Scouts offers 'world' of opportunity' for all ages

    Sep 1, 2009

    It takes more than selling cookies to be a Girl Scout. For almost 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America program has taught girls to become effective leaders and help the less fortunate in their communities. Girl Scouts in Stuttgart can add volksmarching, exploring Europe and working with Scouts from around the world to that list.

  • CYS youth fitness program focuses on health that lasts lifetime

    Sep 1, 2009

    This fall, children and teens can learn what it means to stay fit and practice healthy habits with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Fitness Program.

  • Stuttgart NCO named IMCOM's 'Best Warrior'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ronald White, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Military Policeman, is Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for 2009.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Gibson: Workforce motivated, professional

    Aug 31, 2009

    On July 29, Col. Charles C. Gibson assumed command of Tobyhanna Army Depot. He recently took time to speak with The Tobyhanna Reporter about himself and his first impressions of Tobyhanna.

  • Project team condenses stock, frees storage space

    Aug 31, 2009

    Since 2007, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Unidentified Stock (UNIDENT) Project Team has worked to condense the supply of materials at Tobyhanna for higher efficiency.

  • HMMWV inspections go paperless

    Aug 31, 2009

    Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide (AP&IG ), which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on Humvees.

  • Depot overhauls AF deployable radar system

    Aug 31, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees and active-duty airmen have teamed up to complete the overhaul and resheltering of an Air Force deployable radar unit.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Lost and Found: The inheritance of forgiveness

    Aug 31, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Sarah Tillman, the Army Material Command senior Chaplain Assistant, and I participated in the U.S. Army North Command's Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise for developing responses to natural disasters as well as to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • 115th CSH under new leadership

    Aug 31, 2009

    A 15-month deployment culminated in a ceremony on 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field Aug. 21 for the 115th Combat Support Hospital. The redeployment ceremony was coupled with a change of command and change of responsibility for Col. John McGrath, 115th commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shirley Hunt.

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