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  • Strength of the Arsenal - Families

    Nov 2, 2009

  • ACC TODAY Video News Report

    Nov 2, 2009

    U.S. Army celebrates the full operational capability of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commander, and Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director both spoke at Fort Belvoir

  • SJA brings services to the students

    Nov 2, 2009

    Since August, staff of the Presidio of Monterey Staff Judge Advocate has been making the rounds around the POM and Ord Military Community areas.

  • Employees fabricate custom cables

    Nov 2, 2009

    Employees at Tobyhanna now have the capability to fabricate better quality, custom cable harnesses.

  • Planning helps hunters hit safety bull's-eye

    Nov 2, 2009

    Laying on a pile of wood, metal, leaves and assorted hunting equipment, 1st Sgt. Aaron Daniels gazed up at the Fort Polk, La. woods that surrounded him and wondered how in the world he had ended up there. Just a few moments earlier, the senior noncommissioned officer of an AH-64 Apache helicopter maintenance platoon had been sitting quietly in a tree stand positioned about 15 feet off the ground. With his bow and arrow ready, Daniels had been waiting patiently for a deer to emerge from the thick woods when his tree stand disintegrated around him.

  • Tri-Border community celebrates the Month of the Military Family

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Designated as National Military Family Month, November is a time to reflect upon the military family and the contributions each family member makes to our communities and country.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers push themselves through Outstanding Warrior Week

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, took part in Outstanding Warrior Week exercises in the Schweinfurt training areas Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month: "Honoring the Sacrifices of the Military Family"

    Nov 1, 2009

    What is it' Military Family Appreciation Month is a time to honor the sacrifices of our military families. Army families of Active, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and retirees are giving back in a time of need and sustain and support the Soldiers who defend our Nation. Army Families are Army Strong.

  • Soldier, Airman rescue hit-and-run victim

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two NCOs, one from the Army and the other from the Air Force, rescued a civilian in Colorado Springs, who was hit by a car Oct. 16.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldiers work, heal in wildlife program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Wounded warriors work with Fort Carson Wildlife Management Office and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their recovery therapy.

  • Fort Carson, community leaders sign covenant

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Leaders from Fort Carson and civic leaders from the Pikes Peak region gathered at El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House Oct. 22 for a ceremony to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Joint Chemical Biological Defense facility project kicks off at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Oct 30, 2009

    Corps of Engineers and customers broke ground for the Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical Biological Defense facility.

  • Curation Project Creates Jobs

    Oct 30, 2009

  • 2009 Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Gordon

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • Purple Heart Mosaic

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Sam Houston NCOs focus on leadership development

    Oct 30, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As Fort Sam Houston celebrates the Year of the Noncomissioned Officer each month, NCOs focus on different aspects of their job. The purpose of the Year of the NCO initiative is to enhance NCO education, fitness, leadership development and pride in service through implementation of programs and policies supporting sustainment and growth of the NCO Corps. Last month Fort Sam Houston NCOs focused on mental fitness. This month the focus is leadership.

  • A clear, cool night greets trunk-or-treaters

    Oct 30, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- An international mix typical of a tri-border community that hosts numerous NATO units enjoyed a clear, cool night as Service and Family members, community volunteers and local Dutch guests scurried 'round the trunk-or-treat path Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. here.

  • Fort Bragg troops enjoy day of fishing

    Oct 30, 2009

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. - Sixty-five servicemembers waited in the pre-dawn chill Oct. 17 to put down their rifles for some fun and fishing off the coast of South Harbor in Oak Island, N.C., courtesy of the Military Appreciation Day Organization. Many had never been on a fishing boat before, much less reeled in a fish. Capt. Krissy Chow, 98th Civil Affairs Battalion said she enjoyed her first time out.

  • Love, grief: Paratrooper shares through poetry

    Oct 30, 2009

    It's not often a Soldier admits to having a sensitive side, but 1st Lt. K. Martai Richardson doesn't mind. The 29 year old recently had his book of poetry, "Reflections of a Man's Soul," published by Xlibris Corporation

  • Fort Bragg offers help to Soldiers, Families affected by TBI

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Sgt. Nicholas Lima knows a thing or two about head injuries. He said he has been running into doorways for most of his life and even has an inch-long scar on the top of his to prove this point. As an artilleryman with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, the 26 year old also knows about the dangers of combat. He survived explosions in Iraq that caused additional damage to his brain. To top it off, Lima was involved in a severe car accident three months ago in which he suffered a concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

  • Noncommissioned officer mentors, guides junior leaders

    Oct 30, 2009

    Sergeant 1st Class David Morrison takes his job as a senior small group leader at the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy very seriously. He said that he feels the most important job of NCOs is to take care of their Soldiers.

  • Fort Bragg, German paratroopers team up for joint airborne operation

    Oct 30, 2009

    Federal Eagle is a biannual event involving U.S. and German militaries in cooperative airborne operations held this year Oct. 20 through Saturday at Sicily Drop Zone.

  • Victims remembered during vigil

    Oct 30, 2009

    Members of the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities gathered at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Friday to remember domestic violence victims during the Remember My Name Memorial and Candlelight Vigil.

  • Community Remembers Fallen MP

    Oct 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium-The Supreme Headquarter Allied Powers Europe and ChiAfA..vres Garrison communities filled the SHAPE International Chapel Oct. 30 to remember a fellow Soldier who was killed just a few days earlier on his way to work.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP outbrief highlights concerns

    Oct 30, 2009

    Delegates of officers, enlisted personnel, spouses, retirees and civilians participated in the 2009 Army Family Action Plan outbrief, at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club Oct. 21.

  • Fort Bragg students win post-wide energy contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    Three Fort Bragg students were recognized Friday as the winners of the Fort Bragg Department of Defense Education Activity Energy Artwork Contest.

  • Fort Bragg deploys firefighters to Puerto Rico

    Oct 30, 2009

    Four civilian firefighters from the Fort Bragg fire department deployed to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico Sunday to assist in fighting a massive explosion at a petroleum, oil and lubricant facility near the Army installation.

  • 28th CSH deploys to Iraq

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Soldiers of 28th Combat Support Hospital bid farewell to Family and friends during a deployment ceremony held at Pike Field Monday. The ceremony was attended by several hundred Family members, fellow Soldiers and other distinguished guests, including Medal of Honor recipient Col. Gordon R. Roberts.

  • Combat Medic Challenge: Soldier Medics tested physically, mentally during Expert Field Medical Compe

    Oct 30, 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 at Camp Bullis, Oct. 19-23. Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk, a healthcare specialist and Sgt. Charles Smith, a radiology specialist earned best scores in the combat medic lanes and road march, and were the overall winners for the competition. Pietrzyk and Smith represented the Europe Regional Medical Command in the event.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps changes structure to be more adaptable for any mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    October 16 marked the quiet transition of the XVIII Airborne Corps from the Army of Excellence structure of the late 1980s to a modular corps, designed to fight and work alone or with units across the Army in a joint environment.

  • JFEX Soldiers showcase capabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

  • WFSC participates in 'Make a Difference Day' building PETs

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Warrior and Family Support Center jumped on the band wagon Oct. 24 and participated in "Make a Difference Day" a national, annual event where neighbors help neighbors by participating in a project that will help the community. Volunteers at WFSC built Personal Energy Transportation vehicles, hand-craned wheelchairs with solid rubber tires for use on dirt and grass. Known as PETs the wheelchairs are shipped to less fortunate disabled people in other countries allowing them better mobility in areas without sidewalks or paved roads.

  • Ex-Army Pilot Flies Friendly Skies To Help Others

    Oct 30, 2009

    Flying the skies is more than a hobby for pilot Dennis Boyer. It's also an affirmation of life, a chance to help someone who is suffering, an opportunity to touch someone coping with threatening health issues. Boyer is a Mercy Flight Southeast pilot, volunteering his six-seat, twin engine Cessna 310 to provide free airplane transportation for children and adults who need transportation for medical care in facilities hundreds of miles from Huntsville. He has also provided compassionate flights for Soldiers who need quick transportation to visit a dying relative. "This is something that I can do to give back," said Boyer, the chief engineer for the Kiowa Warrior Product Office, Program Executive Office for Aviation. "I've taken a lot of patients to M.D. Anderson in Houston for cancer treatments. I've made a lot of flights with children out to South Carolina to the Shriners Hospital. And a lot to Memphis to the Memphis Children's Hospital and to St. Jude's Children's Hospital." Mercy Flight Southeast is affiliated with the nationwide Angel Flight program. Its volunteer pilots provide transportation for transplant programs, medical care, compassionate care, domestic violence relocations and disaster relief.

  • Army Family Covenant: AFAP Conference success story for Army, Families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Leaders and community representatives were ready to tackle issues at the Fiscal Year 2010 Fort Sam Houston Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 21 through 23 at the Sam Houston Club. Over 50 issues were discussed and prioritized from housing to behavioral health, as well as recycling.

  • BRAC Construction in full swing

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Military construction activity in San Antonio again reaches historic levels with more than $700 million in con-tracts in fiscal year 2009. The Base Realignment and Closure construction program in San Antonio has boosted over-all military construction expenditures in the city to historically high levels for the second year in a row.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment awarded 35 BRAC and other military construction contracts worth a total of $738 million during fiscal year 2009, which ended on Sept. 30.

  • Sun Shines On Special Olympics Track and Field

    Oct 30, 2009

    The annual Special Olympics track and field event just keeps getting better each year. The crowd, events and activities were even bigger than in previous years. So were the smiles. "It's a wonderful team effort between Redstone Arsenal and the local community to be able to support this event," Army Community Service director Sue Paddock said. "For the Soldiers it's a great learning experience. We really enjoy supporting it." Close to a thousand athletes, Soldiers, volunteers and well-wishers turned out at Milton Frank Stadium on Oct. 20 for the four and a half hour event. Among that number were 250 Soldiers from the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. "The Soldiers did a great job as escorts. We are so proud to have them be a part of this annual event."

  • 'It's Not Easy Being Green' conference hopping success

    Oct 30, 2009

    The first "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spouse's Conference was held with about 22 people in attendance seven years ago. This year's conference, Oct. 15-16 at Dodd Field Chapel, was a hoppin' good time had by more than 60 attendees. "It's Not Easy Being Green" is designed to celebrates spouses' lives in the military, while also helping them to strengthen community ties, form new friendships and develop skills essential to military life.

  • Wearing Title Of Breast Cancer Survivor With Pride

    Oct 30, 2009

    Becky Feehan had never considered herself a "survivor." Now, she wears that descriptive title with pride. At age 31, Feehan became a breast cancer survivor. With the help of God, her husband, and her family and friends, she quickly responded by having surgery and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, and she won a fight that threatened her life. "When we got the news, my husband told me I had to fight," she said. "He said 'I know you don't have a mean bone in your body, Becky. But you've got to get mean to fight this.' And I was ready to fight." For Feehan, the discovery of breast cancer came at a point in her life when the future held a lot of promise and happiness. Just a couple months earlier, she had married the love of her life, now Air Force Brig. Gen. Terrence Feehan, and the two were settling into their home at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. "In March 2003, we were brand new newlyweds," she said. "But it was my very first trip to the base clinic when the cancer was discovered ... "The possibility that this disease could take my life was not so much frightening as it was disappointing. Terry and I had finally found each other less than a year before, and we were planning a full and joyful life together. It just didn't seem fair to me that this dream could be ending even before it had really begun."

  • Program Allows Interface With Command's Leaders

    Oct 30, 2009

    AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles talked informally with the latest participants in the command's mentoring program. Myles asked each protege what he or she had gotten out of the six-month program and also conversed with their mentors. He awarded certificates to all the participants in this ninth cycle of the People Empowering People mentoring program during the award ceremony Oct. 20. "This program is set up so well to allow you to interface with our leaders. We've got some great leaders here," Myles said. he Aviation and Missile Command's latest cycle of the program, conducted by AMCOM G-1 (Human Resources), began April 20.

  • Inspirational speaker addresses challenges, opportunities for individuals with disabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, U.S. Army South hosted a program Oct. 20 for a large crowd of Soldiers, civilians and veterans at Army Community Service. "The number of individuals with severe disabilities working in government has dropped every year since 1994. Today individuals with severe disabilities represent only one percent of the total population working in government workforce," said Col. Mary Garr, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, who provided opening remarks for the event. "We can do better, and we must do better."

  • Animals Receive Annual Blessing At Chapel

    Oct 30, 2009

    Bicentennial Chapel celebrated its annual Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 3. The Blessing of the Animals has been celebrated at the chapel for more than 20 years.

  • Gift Chapel centennial highlights bond between Fort Sam, city of San Antonio

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Gift Chapel's 100th anniversary Oct. 20 commemorated a centennial of community between Fort Sam Houston and residents of the city of San Antonio. Flags from each of the states waved in the breeze, patriotic bunting adorned the building's faAfASade and a pleasantly noisy crowd of about 250 civilian and military assembled at the front entrance of the chapel reminiscent of a typical American main-street festivity.

  • Soldier aims for Olympic trials, World Class Athlete Program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Ten seconds is what kept runner 2LT Derek Taylor from competing in the 2008 Olympic trials during his senior year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Community brings Boots on Broadway

    Oct 30, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - SFC Shielda Groce, a Reserve Soldier with the Warrior Transition Battalion, won a four-day trip to Orlando, Fla., and Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday at Boots on Broadway.

  • Women learn self-defense tips, techniques

    Oct 30, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - She once lived in fear of being killed by her husband, said Fort Benning Family Advocacy Program Manager Becky Welch as she addressed a group of nearly 50 women. "I know what it's like to have a shot gun held to my head. You're thinking that it's going to go off at any minute," she said during a self-defense class Friday.

  • Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

    Oct 30, 2009

    A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation's closure in September 2011.

  • Pre-deployment briefings prepare families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers and family members of 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) continue with preparations for the upcoming deployment having recently completed the family pre-deployment preparation phase Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Conn Community Club in Schweinfurt.

  • Army Surgeon General visits HMEDDAC "Best Medics"

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity headquarters Wednesday to offer personal congratulations to two HMEDDAC Soldiers. The two Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk and Sgt. Charles L. Smith, were recently named the Department of the Army's "Best Medics" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Europe-based Soldiers semifinalists for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Three Europe-based Soldiers are among 12 members of the U.S. military Family selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Webcam complements health care services

    Oct 30, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Tricare is now offering a new web-based behavioral health care service. Beneficiary must have access to a Skype account to use the service. The main goal of the program is to use new technologies to enhance beneficiaries' health care experience

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

    Oct 29, 2009

    A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation's closure in September 2011.

  • ROCKSAca,!E+celebrates 35 years of service

    Oct 29, 2009

    Members of the Fort Leavenworth Buffalo Soldier Chapter of ROCKS Inc. celebrated the organization's 35th anniversary with a ceremony Oct. 22 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Hall.

  • SAMSAca,!E+seminar tries PechaKucha Night in Kansas City

    Oct 29, 2009

    Students of Seminar 4 in the School of Advanced Military Studies gave a presentation about design and critical thinking in the Army at PechaKucha Night Oct. 22 at Crosstown Station in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Soldier learns to dance while deployed in Iraq

    Oct 29, 2009

  • HIRED! program helps teen learn customer service skills

    Oct 29, 2009

    ABERDEEN, Md. - A C. Milton Wright High School sophomore is learning customer service skills first hand by working at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Bowling Center this fall.

  • Former enlisted Soldier feels status quo is never good enough

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Army career path that took Maj. Rizwan Shah, Company G-4 tactical officer, to where he is today is a long and winding one. He began wearing enlisted stripes. Then those stripes were replaced with the silver bar and black squares of the warrant officer corps.

  • Little ones do some growing

    Oct 29, 2009

    Children from the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Center pre-kindergarten course get some help from Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander (center, in uniform) and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenny Leonguerrero, USAG command sergeant major (not pictured) while planting tullip bulbs Oct. 28. The children planted the bulbs around the Installation Management Command-Southeast building's sign to help beautify the area.

  • Therapist discusses parenting practices with military

    Oct 29, 2009

    Parenting isn't an easy job. That might be the only truth people received about parenting. Hal Runkel, a licensed family marriage therapist and author of "ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool," , spoke with members of the community about parenting, Oct. 21 in the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • BTO: West Point NCOs are a vital part of cadet learning experience

    Oct 29, 2009

    As a vital part of the U.S. Corps of Cadets staff, detachment sergeants provide cadets a wellspring of guidance on technical and tactical knowledge, as well as team-building skills necessary for new officers to accomplish their missions.

  • Colonel promoted to principal for day

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - The children at William M. Finch Elementary were welcomed to school Oct. 27 by their new principal: Col. Deborah B. Grays. As part of a relationship building program, Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, took on the role normally filled by the school's principal, Dr. Linda Paden.

  • First Army holds initial Army Family Action Plan conference

    Oct 29, 2009

    First Army Family members now have a voice when it comes to letting installation and unit commanders know how they feel about the needs and concerns that affect Army Families and their military communities.

  • Belvoir servicemembers part of 'Salute to the Stars'

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The Washington Wizards NBA basketball team may have some big name players, but on Oct. 21, the athletes took time to recognize the stars who make up the military.

  • Volunteers needed to escort WWII Vets on Honor Flight

    Oct 29, 2009

    Many years from now, in the twilight of your life, you may decide to make the trek to Washington, D.C., to visit your war memorial, visit your fallen friends, and reminisce about your days when you fought for freedom. For thousands of World War II veterans, that time is now - and those veterans need your support.

  • Belvoir directors 'Walk a Mile' to understand disabilities

    Oct 29, 2009

    A group of directors from Fort Belvoir stepped out of their comfort zone Oct. 22 and participated in the "Walk a Mile in my Shoes" program.

  • Army using 'stimulus' funding to repair dams, recreation areas

    Oct 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using part of its $4.6 billion in stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve dams, waterways and recreation areas across America.

  • Commentary: Speechless ... able-bodied Belvoir employee finds his voice for the disabled

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Last Friday, I spent four short hours unable to speak aloud to my co-workers, to my boss, and even to my wife. What I realized during my few short hours in this disabled state was that a person with a verbal disability has to think four steps ahead of everyone else, has to be very efficient in their preparations, and needs high-tech, high-cost gadgets to simply stay afloat in this fast-paced world.

  • Fort Sill commander uses social media

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Fort Sill and the Fires Center of Excellence have gone Web 2.0.

  • Honorary Soldier's dream comes true with special ceremony

    Oct 29, 2009

    Two incredible things happened to Christopher Coleman Oct. 21. His dreams of being a Soldier in the U.S. Army were fulfilled - and he got to retire 15 minutes later.

  • Belvoir highlights community ties with annual breakfast

    Oct 29, 2009

    Fort Belvoir commander Col. Jerry Blixt told community leaders and installation partners that a focus on the post's personnel, infrastructure and community is the key to maintaining the post's viability Tuesday during the installation's Community Relations Breakfast.

  • Critical groups get first H1N1 shots

    Oct 29, 2009

    Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital began giving vaccinations for the H1N1 influenza virus this week.

  • 3-5 Platoon, 603rd Avn Wins Hunter Flag Football Championship

    Oct 29, 2009

    On Oct. 21, the 3-5 Platoon of the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion became the 2009 Hunter Army Airfield Intramural Football Champions with a 12-6 victory over the 473rd Quartermaster Company.

  • 260th QM Soldiers Run, 'Paint the Town Pink'

    Oct 29, 2009

    On and off the battlefield, servicemembers came together to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their brethren, and the Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers of the 260th Quartermaster Battalion shouldered the distress call from one of their own. Soldier's voices rang out as they sang in cadence, "Paint the town pink," an intonation they wrote especially for the run. As the Soldiers passed supportive citizens along the streets, children stood outside of schools and daycare centers along the route and held pink, red, white and blue balloons while cheering for the troops. The Paint the Town Pink initiative run was an effort to bring awareness to Soldiers, their Families, and those in the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

  • Great Finds Abound at Stewart-Hunter Great FMWR Yard Sale

    Oct 29, 2009

    Customers came in a steady stream and in large numbers, anxious to look through thousands of bargains on hundreds of tables at the Club Stewart and Hunter Credit Union parking lots and in housing areas of both posts, Oct. 24.

  • Golf pros tee off to teach children life skills, game fundamentals

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - Unlike golf's goal to shoot under the par, exceeding the standard is the goal of the golf lessons being offered to children in the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community.

  • 90th HR, 3rd SB, 3rd ID Returns Home

    Oct 29, 2009

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from 90th Human Resources Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Stewart from a 12-month deployment to Kuwait, Saturday.

  • Military Families - the Army's heart and soul

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - Families are the heart and soul of the Army. They take care of our Soldiers so the troops can concentrate on their mission, work beside us in paid and volunteer roles to serve our customers and provide valuable input regarding the quality of care they and their servicemembers receive.

  • Vanguards Reach Out to Community

    Oct 29, 2009

    Every year, on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of people across the U.S. reach out to those in need as part of a national day to help others. This year, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined in on the nationwide effort and turned "Make a Difference Day" into an ongoing community outreach program.

  • 2nd HBCT Cases Colors, Says Farewell

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Spartan Brigade marked the beginning of their fourth deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom by casing their brigade colors in a ceremony held on Cottrell Field, Oct. 23.

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers Kick Off Deployment

    Oct 29, 2009

    When Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division waved "goodbye" to their loved ones and climbed on the bus that took them to the plane to haul them overseas, they were not going to Iraq. Not just yet. After almost 48 hours, Sledgehammer Soldiers stepped off the plane in Ali Al Salem in Kuwait City. This time without the fanfare, they loaded another bus headed for the first leg of their deployment: Camp Buehring.

  • Barracks initiative improves quality of life, eases burden on first sergeants

    Oct 29, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Responsibility for all single Soldier barracks at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels will soon transfer from units to garrison employees-a change that will make a big difference in the lives of single Soldiers and their first sergeants. As part of the Army's First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative, a team within the Department of Public Works Housing division will soon be responsible for all administrative responsibilities of Hohenfels barracks, freeing units and first sergeants of the huge workload associated with running them while simultaneously improving Soldier quality of life.

  • Safety officials say electronic charging units a hot issue

    Oct 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Hot commodities on the gift-giving market are turning into a hotter issue for safety officials. Electronic charging units designed for use in motor vehicles for a variety of portable music players and other electronic gadgets have been identified as culprits responsible for vehicle fires.

  • Ready for Halloween

    Oct 28, 2009

    Pumpkin, carved by 1st Lt. Joshua S. McCaskill, sports the FA crest. FA Commandant wishes safe and happy Halloween to Redlegs and their families throughout the world.

  • Social Media is way of life: learn it, live it, deal with it

    Oct 28, 2009

    Social Media is way of life: learn it, live it, deal with it

  • Dynamics Of Working At Redstone Shared With Students

    Oct 28, 2009

    Redstone Arsenal's "wow" factor was on display Friday for about 120 college juniors and seniors interested in engineering, management information systems, accounting, finance, procurement, operations management, supply chain and enterprise resource planning. During College Day, the students toured the Prototype Integration Facility, Software Engineering Directorate, Redstone Test Center and the propulsion areas at Marshall Space Flight Center to get an idea of the projects they might work on as civilian employees for the Aviation and Missile Command or the other 50 federal agencies located on the Arsenal. "There are a significant number of job opportunities here and there's a lot of opportunity in the midst of the organizations moving here," AMCOM deputy commander Ronnie Chronister told the students. "What all this means is there will be opportunities for you and your peers for employment here." Speaking to the group at Heiser Hall at the beginning of their daylong visit, Chronister told the students that Redstone Arsenal can offer them a lot of hands-on opportunities to make a difference in the nation's overseas contingency operations and the day-to-day survival of Soldiers at war. The students saw some of the Arsenal's aircraft and missile systems perform in an AMCOM video, which included an Apache firing a Hellfire missile, a Black Hawk delivering a box of NLOS missiles to a remote location and a firing of a Patriot missile. "All the science and technology, the engineering, that went into building the Apache helicopter or Hellfire missile ... all the science and technology for aviation and missile systems is managed at this Arsenal," Chronister said.

  • Youngsters See Science and Math Hands-On

    Oct 28, 2009

    Pingpong balls and lava lamps brought the lessons of microgravity down to earth for sixth and seventh grade students who visited educator William Heard's mini-science lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center during the third annual Space and Missile Defense Student Day. "You guys ready to learn some cool stuff'" Heard asked students from Randolph School and Fairview Middle School. He asked the students if they knew about Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss mathematician and scientist who lived in the 18th century and who is remembered for his applications of mathematical equations involving the flow of fluids in terms of speed, pressure and potential energy. Heard told them much of modern technology, especially aerodynamics, is based on Bernoulli's formulas. From the looks on the students' faces, the "stuff" didn't seem so cool anymore. "This guy was French. He lived in the 1700s. Way back then he was talking about some of the forces acting on nature, some of the things that are the principles of how airplanes actually work," Heard said, as he drove his message into the 21st century. "Bernoulli's Principle explains the lift and drag of airplanes, and the effect of air pressure. It's about microgravity." Then the "cool stuff" did happen. The students tried their own "lift and drag" experiment with two cups and a pingpong ball. The idea was to blow over the cup containing the ball so that the ball was pushed up and out of the cup, landing in the second cup. "By blowing over the cup, you are changing the air pressure inside the cup," Heard said. "Blowing across the cup generates a difference in the pressure in the cup and causes the ball to go from one area of high pressure to an area of low pressure." Heard also used 1960s lava lamp entertainment to further demonstrate the effect microgravity has on fluid. The demonstration was among eight exhibits from government and industry representatives that participated in the Space and Missile Defense Student Day at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center. During the event, more than 250 middle school students from Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Cullman participated in hands-on demonstrations in robotics, unmanned aerial/ground vehicle aircraft, satellite technology, man's quest to rediscover the moon, and other space and missile defense technologies.

  • Fort Eustis pregames for Halloween with festivities for Soldiers, family members, senior leaders

    Oct 28, 2009

    Fort Eustis pregames for Halloween with festivities for Soldiers, family members, senior leaders

  • Semifinalists selected for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Twelve members of the U.S. military Family have been selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Summit Unites State Military Leaders

    Oct 28, 2009

    Disaster contingency plans, antiterrorism and force protection programs, emergency drills and pandemic influenza plans were all on the table for discussion during an annual meeting that brought Alabama's commanders to Redstone Arsenal. The Alabama Commanders' Summit, started by Gov. Bob Riley, involves commanders from the state's three military installations - Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base - as well as state commanders and state emergency officials. "The vision of Governor Riley was to bring all of the state, federal and local emergency managers together so that we know each other, and we know each other's assets and capabilities," said Alvin Odoms, the Garrison's director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. "So, now, if we have to call on each other we know who can best help with the emergency that we are dealing with." This is Redstone's second time to host the event, which rotates between the state's three installations. "This is about preparing for a holistic state approach to an emergency or disaster," Odoms said. "Every post and military company in the state has capabilities and it's good to know what those capabilities are in time of need. Because of these summits, we know each other and we can work together as a team. We are part of each other's emergency teams."

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT active in reaching out to Wounded Warriors

    Oct 28, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Labor's theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation," and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is creating those opportunities for veterans and soon-to-be veterans.

  • Text u L8er: MPs crack down on cell phone users

    Oct 28, 2009

    If you think you need to answer your cell phone or reply to that text while you are driving on Fort Jackson, you better think again.

  • Team effort

    Oct 28, 2009

    Soldiers with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, scale one of the wall obstacles at the Confidence Course.

  • Pry: Don't quit, keep going

    Oct 28, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Pry is a self-described "family man." Pry, who has been in the Army for 18 years, wants to have at least 20 years under his belt before retiring from the Army.

  • MACH stops enrollment for families

    Oct 28, 2009

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital leaders have taken action to resolve a provider shortage in hopes of improving the level of medical care received by Soldiers and their families, officials said recently.

  • Employees earn post's first black belts

    Oct 28, 2009

    Three Fort Jackson employees have earned black belt certification via the Lean Six Sigma training program. In addition, a fourth will be recognized for earning the prestigious credential next quarter.

  • Elite golf course a breeze for Soldiers

    Oct 28, 2009

    A two-man golf team from Fort Jackson recently worked their way to a second place win at the 2nd Annual Carolinas PGA Golf League Championship at Tobacco Road Golf Club.

  • Drill sergeant saves Soldier's life

    Oct 28, 2009

    A drill sergeant was recently recognized after using the skills she learned in a Combat Lifesaver Course to save the life of a Soldier who stopped breathing during a training exercise.