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  • Fort Irwin/NTC Post Command Sgt. Major marks end of 30-year career

    Jun 9, 2009

    Fort Irwin and the National Training Center honored Post Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Moore during his retirement ceremony on June 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Moore is retiring after 30 years of service, 28 of which were as an NCO.

  • Schweinfurt youth leads by example on way to becoming Eagle Scout

    Jun 9, 2009

    Only five percent of all Boy Scouts ever acquire the foremost rank of Eagle Scout, according to the Boy Scouts of America Web site- and the Schweinfurt community boasts one in those numbers.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch's 46 employees repair and overhaul a variety of test equipment used by the military: oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, radio test sets, data communication test set, and electronic counters. The branch also overhauls the AN/TSM-191(V)3 Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) shelter. The test equipment repaired in the branch is used in the field by military members who repair and maintain operational capability of weapon and radar systems.

  • Camp Darby new commissary opens its doors

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy - After much anticipation and fanfare, the new Camp Darby Commissary opened its door in a new facility June 5.

  • More than just fancy footwork: Heidelberg women learn to fend off attackers during self-defense clas

    Jun 9, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Shouts of "Back off!" and "No!" could be heard echoing inside the Campbell Fitness Center basketball courts Saturday, but it wasn't from basketball players stepping up their defense. Instead, it was a different kind of defense being practiced - women's self-defense.

  • USAG Baden-Wuerttemberg reaches out through virtual community

    Jun 9, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg is using social networking to reach out to its community members, who are spread out between three garrisons in Germany.

  • AMC commander gets first-hand glimpse of support provided to U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy -- Senior Army logistics leaders toured Camp Darby, June 8, to see first hand how units there contribute to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission, to include supporting U.S. Army Africa.

  • Brussels NCO Attains Education Milestone

    Jun 9, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Staff Sgt. David Dolin, a member of U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, recently attained a major life and career goal by graduating from the University of Maryland University College with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 9, 2009

    Just as President Barack Obama and European leaders were descending on Normandy, France, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and an entourage Soldiers and civilians recently visited the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul on a goodwill mission to honor American veterans buried there.

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 8, 2009

    SEOUL - Just as President Barack Obama and European leaders were descending on Normandy, France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and an entourage Soldiers and Civilians recently visited the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul on a goodwill mission to honor American veterans buried here.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • West Point Honors Hudson River Quadricentennial

    Jun 8, 2009

    Photos of West Point Military Policemen firing a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point as a procession of ships, led by the replica Half Moon, past West Point on Sunday, June 7, 2009. This is the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's passage north up the river that now bears his name.

  • Soldiers switch from Arabic to Pashtu

    Jun 8, 2009

    The Department of the Army changed the mission of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Iraq to Afghanistan as it deployed in February for its mission-readiness exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Senator visits predeployment fair

    Jun 8, 2009

    Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell visited a predeployment fair on Fort Lewis. The fairs have been set up as a way to consolidate all the information and contacts Soldiers and their families need, prior to operational deployments.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • Fort Lewis proficiency jump a family affair

    Jun 8, 2009

    To the 152 Soldiers in the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company, jumping out of an aircraft is just another day at the office. But the feeling isn't so routine to family members watching the 20 seconds creep by as their Soldiers jump out of planes and land safely on the ground. The company, part of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, performed the airborne proficiency jump May 19 at Rogers Drop Zone. Family members looked on as Soldiers stepped out of C-23 Sherpa transport airplanes and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. According to Wear, wife of 1st Sgt. John Wear, about 30 family members and a few dogs braved the cold, wet weather to support their Soldiers.

  • 200 leaders work through Aberdeen Proving Ground transformation issues

    Jun 8, 2009

    "It's about more than BRAC," summarized Col. Andrew B. Nelson, Aberdeen Proving Ground's deputy garrison commander for Transformation, after more than 200 Army leaders and planners spent May 29 reviewing the details of transferring thousands of people and jobs into and out of the installation as part of its transformation.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Change of Responsibility

    Jun 8, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark V. Brandenburg assumes Fort A.P. Hill's senior enlisted role from Command Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Chase, April 22, 2009.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Tobyhanna employees respond to short-notice MICAP repair, overhaul

    Jun 8, 2009

    When it comes to mission capability (MICAP) items, technicians in the Interrogator Branch "get them in, get them done and get them out," and these Air Force items take precedence over daily requirements.

  • Yongsan Boy Scout gives gift of sight

    Jun 8, 2009

    While some high school students may be pondering what they will be doing this summer, one Boy Scout already has an answer: Giving sight to those in developing countries.

  • Couples reconnect and work to 'fireproof' their marriages

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 25 years after saying the words "I do" in a South Carolina church, Libby Bryant found herself inside a theater complex on Oahu, recently, watching the inspirational, gospel-centered movie "Fireproof" when she unexpectedly had an epiphany about her marriage.

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community has a new communications tool to ask questions about community issues and concerns directly to the garrison commander, appropriately called "Ask the Commander."

  • 'Pets of Patriots' program ensures care of Soldiers' pets

    Jun 6, 2009

    When Soldiers deploy they often leave behind loving family members, including small furry ones. To alleviate some of the concerns Soldiers have regarding their pet's care, the Hawaiian Humane Society offers a unique service called the "Pets of Patriots" program.

  • Parents learn to teach children with Army program's help

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For a brief moment, Callie Smith remained on all fours, sizing up her target like some kind of potential prized catch. Then without warning, she lunged forward - rising up onto her knees and wrapping her arms securely around her victim, as if unwilling to let him go until she gave him the one thing he deserved.

  • Commentary: Common threads bind attempts at suicide

    Jun 6, 2009

    It sounded like someone chopping onions on a cutting board as the specialist stabbed the long black blade around his fingers faster and more reckless with each pass between his fingers. I was an Air Force staff sergeant at the time of this incident, running the track while deployed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kindom of Saudia Arabia, when I heard this noise and investigated.

  • Officials honor volunteer contributions

    Jun 5, 2009

    Selfless service took center stage when Fort Benning community members gathered Monday to recognize the installation's outstanding volunteers.

  • Post veterinarians support Army pets

    Jun 5, 2009

    When SFC(R) Bobby Terry brought Schatzi, his 8-year-old American Eskimo dog, to the Fort Benning Veterinary Treatment Facility with life-threatening injuries, Terry wasn't sure his best friend would survive. But, after quick action by veterinary facility staff, Schatzi was stitched up and ready to go home two days later.

  • National Infantry Museum exhibits to depict both sides of battle

    Jun 5, 2009

    When the National Infantry Museum opens June 19, visitors can expect to see exhibits capturing the battles of American forces. Dressed in a range of uniforms, from the French WWII winter ensemble to the modern ACU, mannequins will display artifacts from wars dating back to the founding of the country.

  • Basic trainees fire first weapons as Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bullets were flying when basic trainees learned how to fire the Mark-19 grenade launcher and the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun Friday at Patton Range.

  • JROTC cadets build leadership, friendship

    Jun 5, 2009

    "Oh my gosh, I made it!" said Anthony Smith after descending the rope tower obstacle at Malvesti Field Tuesday. Smith, a ninth-grader and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at North Atlanta High School, was one of 359 cadets from 26 schools who participated in the 2009 JROTC Leadership Challenge at Fort Benning. During the weeklong camp, students participated in land navigation, marching, obstacle courses, rappelling and served in leadership positions.

  • CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning

    Jun 5, 2009

    MG Michael Barbero promises a smooth transition as he prepares to exit this month as commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. He said he only wishes he could be around to witness the historic changes taking place here.

  • Fort Benning on track with BRAC construction

    Jun 5, 2009

    Fort Benning remains on target with a massive expansion and renovation effort under way as part of its Base Realignment and Closure initiatives, officials said. During the next four years, the post is scheduled to complete $3.5 billion in construction, much of it tied to creating the Maneuver Center of Excellence, which will unite Fort Benning's Infantry Center with the Armor Center and School from Fort Knox, Ky., in 2011.

  • Airborne Walk marks 24-year anniversary

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Airborne community is about to reach a milestone. Saturday will mark the 24th anniversary of the official ground breaking of the Airborne Walk, the granite and concrete walkway next to Eubanks Field honoring the Airborne qualified, and used for Airborne School graduations.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Military Emergency Relief Campaign Raises More than $34K!

    Jun 5, 2009

    Generosity to others is alive and well in South Florida. During the Military Emergency Relief Campaign from March 1 - May 15, personnel at U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami donated more than $34,000 in cash, checks, and payroll deductions to MER. The Campaign Committee spiced up the giving by using a game of "Sabotage," and allowing the service winning the game to present senior leadership with a symbolic campaign check representing total campaign fundraising. The game counts all coins donated as positive points and bills as negative. Services were encouraged to "sabotage" the money jugs located inside the headquarters building by putting bills in the other service's jugs. When they were emptied and counted, the Air Force came up winners. But the game was a big winner for all, raising more than $690 for the cause.

  • Louisiana NCO laid to rest almost 67 years after leaving home

    Jun 5, 2009

    An NCO, missing in action since 1942, is finally identified and laid to rest. The poignant funeral touched the hearts of both Soldiers and civilians.

  • 162nd conducts training with FBI

    Jun 5, 2009

    As Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade prepares to launch training with Foreign Security Forces-Transition Team service members on Aug. 31, Soldiers are doing everything they can to provide quality training to deploying troops. For their latest improvements, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division, lent a helping hand.

  • Keller staff uses new equipment during evacuation exercise at West Point

    Jun 5, 2009

    Story and photos about Keller Army Community Hospital at West point's evacuation exercise

  • The Crucible: 83rd Chem event helps train officers to standard on Army tasks, drills

    Jun 5, 2009

    Fort Polk's 83rd Chemical Battalion hosted "The Crucible," a three-day event for officers May 27-29, to train them to standard on Army tasks and drills. Lt. Col. Scott Estes, commander, 83rd Chem Bn, said the exercise expanded throughout the planning process.

  • 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment Soldiers at home on range

    Jun 5, 2009

    Every Soldier in the Army is familiar with weapons qualification. For the cadre of the 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, weapons qualification takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to combat advisors.

  • MEDDACAca,!E+NCOs display fitness, marksmanship, leadership

    Jun 5, 2009

    This Fort Polk MEDDAC event combined the basic Soldier skills of physical fitness and marksmanship in a showdown featuring five two-man teams that contained one NCO and one officer or Soldier.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • First Army riders for safety

    Jun 5, 2009

    First Army hosts motorcycle safety ride

  • Fort McPherson summer camp

    Jun 5, 2009

    photos of the first week of Fort McPherson's summer camp

  • Company C, U.S. Army Garrison, becomes Headquarters Detachment, First Army

    Jun 5, 2009

    C, U.S. Army Garrison, reflags to Headquarters Detachment, First Army.

  • 'Top' Carr drives on; First Sergeant becomes Sergeant Major

    Jun 5, 2009

    Like growing pains, advancing in one's career can sometimes be a stressful experience. But like a child turning into an adult, moving on is necessary for one to reach their full potential. For Master Sgt. Chrisitan Carr, acting sergeant major for United States Army Garrison, the next stage in his development is becoming more than an acting sergeant major, but the real deal.

  • Spreading the word on public affairs

    Jun 5, 2009

    Spreading the word on public affairs

  • Colonels weave sorority sister ties through military careers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Six women living in the Atlanta area, all alumnae members of the historically African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, have more in common than just that-they are all colonels in the U.S. Army.

  • Fallen Soldier's name lives on at MEPS

    Jun 5, 2009

    Even as a child, Jonathan Ayers displayed characteristics that made his father Bill realize the military was probably in Jon's future. At the age of three, Jon had approached his father, looked down at Bill's shoes, and told him that they were dirty and needed to be cleaned. "That was Jon. He loved the spit and polish," Bill said. It was that love of the military, its culture, and more profoundly, the love of his fellow man, which would allow Jonathan to accomplish more in his short tenure in the Army than many others. And now, as of May 20, those personality traits will continue to live on and affect all recruits entering the military service at the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on Fort Gillem. On May 20, the swearing in room, where recruits take the oath of enlistment, was dedicated as the Cpl. Jonathan Ayers U.S. Army Ceremony Room.

  • Army to celebrate 234 years of 'service commitment'

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 14 we will celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. This celebration gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the greatest landfighting force in history and the commitment to service demonstrated by those who wear the uniform today.

  • Sgt. Major Kelvin Spencer joins Team Tobyhanna, brings skills, experience to top enlisted position

    Jun 5, 2009

    It's been a while since Tobyhanna's new sergeant major repaired electronics systems and components at an Army installation in Germany -- a career path that would, 28 years later, lead him here.

  • Many gather to celebrate military

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer and the Blue Force Tracking HUMVEE led the Tobyhanna contingent in Scranton's annual Armed Forces/Veterans Day Parade in Scranton on May 16.

  • Military spouses participate in annual spa day events

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Army Community Service Program sponsored the 3nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation "Spa" Day luncheon at The Landing May 13.

  • Bamberg's solar panel implementation supports DoD, Army goals

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bamberg's installment of solar panels at the energy plant costs around $250,000. Stadtwerke Bamberg, the company that operates the energy plant on Warner Barracks and supplies its utilities, made the investment. The company will receive incentives from the German government and the installation receives credit toward onsite-produced power.

  • Fort Riley's 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division 'Dragon' Brigade undergoes rigorous t

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Pregnancy conference brings centering program to Fort Riley's Irwin Army Commuity Hospital

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Reserve drill sergeants volunteer to train Afghan counterparts

    Jun 4, 2009

    More than half of Military Transition Team Class 70 is made up of drill sergeants, all Reserve Soldiers from the 95th Division. The group volunteered for the mission to mentor members of the Afghan police and Army.

  • Army designs education system for civilians

    Jun 4, 2009

    To help Department of Defense civilians continuously improve their skills, the Army uses the Civilian Education System, which is based on various course levels.

  • Fort Riley to celebrate Army, 1st ID birthday June 11

    Jun 4, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Two hundred and thirty four years of the U.S. Army and 92 years of the 1st Infantry Division will be celebrated in a joint ceremony.

  • From So-Called Enemy Aliens to U.S. Patriots

    Jun 4, 2009

    World War II and Korean War veteran Grant Ichikawa has experienced the dramatic change in the lives of Asian Pacific Americans. During the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ceremony May 27, he related how Asian immigrants were denied citizenship until after World War II. But today Asian Pacific Americans hold top positions in the presidential cabinet, Congress and the military.

  • USO brings 'a little piece of home' to Soldiers with first portable facility

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Community Honors Fallen Heroes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Under gray clouds that threatened rain, members of 20 military organizations were joined by hundreds of community residents in a patriotic, emotional and heart-warming ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery to honor local military heroes on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony drew an estimated crowd of 800 attendees, who participated in a program that included patriotic music, the placing of memorial wreaths, a rifle salute, and comments from local community and military leaders. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and co-sponsored by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition.

  • Fort Drum Soldier receives Military Motherhood Award

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Author Shares her Life's Stories in Poetry

    Jun 4, 2009

    Many people dream of one day seeing their name on the cover of the first book they have written. For most of them, a dream is as far as the idea will ever go. Mary Dailey is living that dream. Dailey's book, titled "In My Comfort Zone," is a collection of poetry written over the years of her life. Her journey is reflected throughout its pages, from her childhood in Atmore to the present day.

  • Prep Rocket Designers Get Boost from Mentor

    Jun 4, 2009

    As a volunteer, Michael Murphy is having an influence on the future of aerospace. For the past three years, this engineer has given up many Tuesday afternoons and some Saturday mornings during the school year to help students at Stone Middle School explore the possibilities, limitations and challenges of rocketry. He has helped teams of students work with computer programs to design rockets, and then select materials to build and fly rockets. He has helped them analyze their flight results and make changes so that future flights are more and more successful.

  • Corporate Gift Lifts Vets Memorial Toward Reality

    Jun 4, 2009

    A $300,000 donation has put the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation much closer to its goal of raising about $4 million to build a veterans memorial in downtown Huntsville's Veterans Park. The donation, made by the Boeing Company, brings to nearly $2 million the amount of funds raised by the foundation. A symbolic check for $300,000 was presented by Boeing vice president Tony Jones to foundation chairman Bill Stender at a ceremony in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony included AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. James Myles, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Rep. Parker Griffith and foundation fund-raising chairman retired Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet.

  • Humor Follows Chaplain into Retirement

    Jun 4, 2009

    With a sense of humor that quickly made him a hallmark on Redstone during an abbreviated assignment, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jim Benson said goodbye to the local Arsenal community and to the Army. After almost 25 years of service, Benson is giving up the military life to return home to his wife, Joanne, who is a special education teacher in San Antonio and his youngest daughter, Samantha, who is in architecture school in San Antonio. He is looking forward to spending the next month or so with an entire family in one house because his eldest daughter, Kate, who is an Army nurse in Hawaii, will be in Texas to attend an ICU medical course.

  • Runners Show Their Patriotism on Special Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two brothers, both avid runners and former Marines, wanted to do something extra on Memorial Day, May 25. They actually started planning on last year's holiday. They decided to carry flags as they participated in Huntsville's 30th annual Cotton Row Run. "We're never going to win it, so we wanted to do something to just kind of help remind people what Memorial Day is all about," Nick Kuzy said.

  • The life of the National Training Center media relations officer

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Motorcycle Riders Receive Equipment Change

    Jun 4, 2009

    "People get confused about what they are required to wear," Garrison safety specialist Keith Coates said of the proper motorcycle riding gear. "Our Garrison Policy on Personal Protective Equipment clarifies what all riders must use to ensure their safety and follow established guidance from the U.S. Army Garrison."

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Soldier of the Year competition

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers int he 35th Signal Brigade compete for Soldier of the Year honors.

  • Fort Carson Red Cross support Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson Red Cross Station reaches out to Soldiers and Families.

  • Deployed Fort Carson parents see children graduate from high school

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson set up communications links for deployed Soldiers to see local area High School graduation.

  • Workshop stresses equal employment opportunities

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Officials receive disaster training

    Jun 4, 2009

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season, and with safety at the center of the garrison mission, officials here met for a hurricane emergency table-top exercise that same day. By conducting periodic exercises such as this one, organization commanders and directors are better prepared when disaster strikes.

  • A 'New' Recreation Area to Serve Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    If you haven't been to the Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area lately, you're missing something special. It is not the Holbrook you used to know. Soon, you'll be able to visit and see all the changes at the "new" Holbrook.

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    Jun 4, 2009

    Veterans may receive government funding to begin or expand small businesses, government agency representatives informed them at the "Book your Flight to Business Success" conference Friday at the Soldier Service Center. Conference speakers also addressed small business planning and receiving government contracts. Fort Rucker's Army Community Service (ACS) and Troy University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for International Business and Economic Development sponsored the event. Through a database on www.vetbiz.org, veterans can register their small businesses with the VA, increasing businesses' visibility for contracting dollars. Veterans can put information and a short video about their businesses in the database. Veterans will also be notified of contracts available in their areas and receive updates about pertinent legislation.

  • Patriots Compete, Bond at Organizational Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, enjoyed fun in the sun and a bit of friendly competition at their battalion's Organizational Day held at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, Ga., May 29.

  • Aviation Center Soldiers take care of their own

    Jun 4, 2009

    Despite a tough economy, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) raised $120,589.32 to help Soldiers and Families in need during the postAca,!a,,cs 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign.

  • Spartans Train to Interact with Iraqi Neighbors

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Soldiers, members of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were at the combined arms collective training facility on Fort Stewart, taking part in urban reconnaissance operations training as a part of Spartan Focus, May 31.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.

  • Stalker Battalion Preps 41st for Deployment

    Jun 4, 2009

    Elements of the 41st Brigade Combat Team out of Oregon prepare to head to the Gun Truck Crew Evaluation. The crews were already validated on preparatory skills needed for the full run-phase of this training.

  • Asian-Pacific Heritage: 1/15 Inf Regt Chaplain Shares Heritage With Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    Chaplain (Capt.) Philip Jeon, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was excited to be the featured speaker at the 3rd HBCT's Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon at the Kelley Hill Dining Facility on Fort Benning, May 27.

  • AAFES employees tackle half marathon together

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Mellinger invigorated by young Soldiers' successes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger jokes that he didn't join the Army at 19 - but was rather "invited." Today, after nearly four decades, his long and decorated career continues. Not without realizing, however, his inspiration throughout all these years.

  • 75th Military Police Detachment (CID) Soldiers on their way to the Middle East

    Jun 4, 2009

    Members of Fort Belvoir's 75th Military Detachment (Criminal Investigation Division) gathered to hug and kiss their loved ones goodbye during a ceremony on the steps of installation headquarters early Wednesday morning.

  • Year of the NCO: Vanguard Bde Announces Soldier, NCO of Quarter

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two combat arms Soldiers outshined their competition at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 3rd Quarter Board, May 26. Specialist David Quintero, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, and Corporal Gregory Touzani, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, were named the Vanguard Brigade's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, respectively. Both troops will represent their brigade at the 3rd Infantry Division-level competition slated for Friday.

  • Transportation Corps Regimental Chapel hosts organ dedication/rededication concert

    Jun 4, 2009

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  • FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

    Jun 4, 2009

    FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

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    Jun 4, 2009

    Year of the NCO

  • Kontakt Club rakes in awards, brings community together

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Europe announced the winners for the annual Outreach Kontakt Awards May 13. Kontakt, a German-American friendship organization, won many awards in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr. Both groups and individuals who made exceptional contributions to the German-American Friendship Outreach Program, were honored. The Kontakt Vilseck club won two of the 14 Group High Achievement Awards throughout Germany. The club won the Group and District Development Award and the Special Programs at a Community with Military Presence Award for volunteering a total of 11,960 hours in 2008.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS wins big for single Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers presidents and representatives for various U.S. Army installations throughout the Installation Management Command-Europe region gathered in Heidelberg during a week-long conference April 26 - May 2. The subjects of the conference included dealing with the unique issues concerning single Soldiers, ways to improve the BOSS program to make it more appealing and conferring of several awards, in which U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr walked away with two: best large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000 and best event from a large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000.

  • First Log Command's Story Comes Alive at Quartermaster Museum

    Jun 4, 2009

    The story of the 1st Logistical Command, the Army's largest organization during the Vietnam War, is now being told in an exhibit, "The First With the Most: The 1st Logistical Command in Vietnam", at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • CASCOM's Best Warriors Compete

    Jun 4, 2009

    Seven warriors competed for the titles of Combined Arms Support Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va., May 26-29, with a series of events to include weapons qualification, a board appearance, land navigation and warrior tasks. The winners will next compete in the Training and Doctrine Command level competition.

  • NCO Shares Journey of Faith Through Written Word

    Jun 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gerald Peckham is a mortuary affairs Soldier and an author who wants to use the compassion that drew him to his profession and his experiences performing his duties in war to help Soldiers cope during trying times.

  • Focus groups bridge customers' voice

    Jun 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- It's U.S Army Garrison Kaiserslautern customers who have the power - to improve community services.

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