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  • Special needs child scores with help of Fort Bragg Soldier

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Jakob Curran was 19-months-old, he was diagnosed with moderate cerebral palsy. In 2003, he was diagnosed with autism. Today Jakob is on a Fort Bragg soccer field. He plays for the Strykers, a team coached by Sgt. 1st Class Sebastian Campos, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "Because of his physical limitations, he's allowed to play as a 12th man on the field," Campos said. "But he goes for the ball, and he gets in the middle of it."

  • Hundreds attend spring tech expo at APG

    Jun 11, 2009

  • At Fort Bragg, commuting smarter saves gas

    Jun 11, 2009

    Fort Bragg joined the movement to conserve gas and energy by offering vanpooling as a commuting option for Soldiers and civilian employees. The program is offered as part of the Department of the Army mass transportation benefits program. The purpose of the program is to help federal employees reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and expand commuting alternatives by using mass transportation.

  • Never late: Fort Riley Transportation Office nets Army-level award

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Installation Transportation Office at Fort Riley, Kan., has been mistake-free for the five years it's been operating. Because of this track record, Fort Riley was named the first-place winner in the Army Installation category of the Army Deployment Excellence Award - an award normally earned by corps-level installations.

  • Headquarters Company first sergeant, inspired by first NCO, practices lessons learned

    Jun 11, 2009

    Army careers are often shaped by the NCOs met along the way. For anyone who has served in the Army, naming a great NCO is easy. Listing the qualities of what makes a great NCO is a bit more difficult. It may be hard to list what makes them great, but we know them when we see them.

  • Fort Bragg's unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 11, 2009

    After serving 15 months in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Boe and Sgt. 1st Class Budge, 528th Combat Stress Control, 44th Medical Command, made the march across the tarmac at Green Ramp on Pope Air Force Base Saturday. The two noncommissioned officers are black Labrador retrievers, serving their country by providing combat stress therapy.

  • Garrison staff training to prepare for growth, traffic

    Jun 11, 2009

    To prepare for future growth on Fort Belvoir, officials, directors and supervisors constantly assess current transportation patterns on post and are studying a variety of traffic-management solutions, according to Belvoir's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. One goal is to get manageable commuter levels while maintaining Belvoir's installation capabilities and services to its customers.

  • Networking effort aids Warfighter deployments

    Jun 11, 2009

    The notional arrival of 18th Fires Brigade of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division to the European Command (EUCOM) Area of Responsibility from its headquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C., validated the Army's Network Service Center (NSC) initiative to seamlessly transition a Warfighting unit from peace to war while ensuring continuous access to its Battle Command information and applications.

  • Army promotes Maryland NG pilot to CW5

    Jun 11, 2009

  • BRAC rehearsal proves valuable tool for planners

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Wiesbaden garrison welcomes new commander

    Jun 11, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The rain held off just long enough for German and American guests to witness the hand-off of command of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden on Minue Field June 11.

  • APG mentors help SMA students with capstone projects

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Garrison Intern Dancing Down New Path

    Jun 11, 2009

    Many people want to change their lives. The hard part is knowing where to start. Seong Dobbins thinks the Garrison Intern Program is the perfect way to do it. "I thought it was appropriate for me," she said. "It's for someone like me, who doesn't have a lot of experience at the job." It's not the path she started down. The South Korean native has spent the bulk of her life as a military wife and mother. She was also a cosmetologist, but the chemicals involved were causing health problems.

  • New Field Artillery museum opens

    Jun 11, 2009

    Fort Sill long-awaited Field Artillery museum is open

  • Community Salutes Armed Forces

    Jun 11, 2009

    Huntsville's love and support of the military - and particularly Redstone Arsenal -- will once again take center stage during the annual Armed Forces Celebration, June 13-21. The weeklong event will offer something for everyone, including a patriotic outdoor concert complete with military displays, a dinner event with one of the Army's top generals, a high-energy Soldier Show and military discounts at local attractions. "This community is appreciative of its military all year round, day in and day out," said Larry Capps, chairman of the Armed Forces Week Planning Committee of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. "But each year we set aside a specific week to especially thank the Soldiers and all the members of the armed forces and their families for their commitment, dedication and sacrifice.

  • Sill to celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 11, 2009

    Fort Sill has numerous events lined up to celebrate the Army birthday

  • FA gets new chief under Fires Center

    Jun 11, 2009

    BG Ross Ridge take over as chief of the Field Artillery in a ceremony June 4.

  • Director of AEC inducted into Aberdeen High School's Hall of Fame

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Military Police, Polizei strengthen traditions, teamwork

    Jun 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Military Police and German Polizei began a traditional get-together 35 years ago with a barbecue. They now have an annual bowling event takes takes place during German-American Friendship Week.

  • Bamberg welcomes Soldiers with reception, tour

    Jun 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The city of Bamberg welcomed Warner Barracks Soldiers in a celebratory manner June 3, treating them to a guided tour of the city's historic district followed by dinner and drink at the Greifenklau Brewery. The event marked the middle of German-American friendship week, a time celebrated annually by Bamberg residents from both nations.

  • Celebrating the Army's 234th birthday in Wiesbaden

    Jun 11, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Soldiers from around the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden gathered in the Wiesbaden Dining Facility June 11 to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.

  • European Training Command Says Farewell to Commanding General

    Jun 11, 2009

    Brig. Gen. David R. Hogg says farewell to the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command and the Grafenwoehr community.

  • 20th SUPCOM conducts combined CBRNE training with ROK CBRNE forces

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Quadricentennial flotilla honored by West Point Soldiers and many others

    Jun 10, 2009

    Photo and caption of quadricentennial flotilla sailing up Hudson RIver past West Point

  • 20th SUPCOM Noncommissioned Officers 'go for a ride'

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Garrison staff and guests start Army 234th Birthday celebration on the West Point ferry

    Jun 10, 2009

    Photo/caption of Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony June 7 at West Point

  • ATC NCOs see their mission as much more than '9-5' job

    Jun 10, 2009

    NCO highlights careers of four NCOs

  • Mother/Son Soldiers Cross Paths

    Jun 10, 2009

    Felicia Bailey couldn't hold back the emotion of seeing her son, Pvt. Tremaine Scott, walk across the stage and receive his certificate of completion during an advanced individual training graduation ceremony held May 28 at Fort Lee, Va. She'll follow in his footsteps as she begins her own Army career in the same MOS as her son. Bailey, the mom, is also a Soldier.A,A The private first class is assigned to Company R, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade.

  • Fort Irwin and the National Training Center celebrate the Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 10, 2009

  • A sergeant's time

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Cavalrymen earn spurs

    Jun 10, 2009

    When the cavalry switched from horses to motorized vehicles, cavalrymen turned in their saddles and sabers, but were unwilling to part with their spurs. Today, spurs remain an honored part of the cavalryman's uniform. To earn them and the right to wear Stetsons, black cowboy hats specifically worn by members of the Order of the Spur, cavalry Soldiers must undergo a grueling competition known as a spur ride. The 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division held a spur ride May 27 to Friday.

  • Fort Bragg's Sky Dragons jump for first time in 16 months

    Jun 10, 2009

    After returning from a 14-month Iraq deployment in April, the troopers needed to exit an aircraft in order to get back to proficiency, manage paid parachutist positions and maintain corps' standards, explained Maj. Jack W. Sander, a New Orleans native and operations chief for the XVIII Abn. Corps STB. More than 200 Soldiers in the two days of jumping ran the gamut of ranks and experiences: from general officers to the private with only six jumps to a 60-year-old paratrooper and numerous Soldiers with between 50 and 100 jumps.

  • Fort Bragg's Airborne and Special Operations Museum exhibit honors 173rd Airborne Brigade

    Jun 10, 2009

    An exhibit honoring the service of the Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade was unveiled May 19 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Bragg Boulevard. The exhibit, called 173rd Sky Soldiers: The Legend Continues, highlights the airborne brigade's history and Operation Hump, one of its most famous battles. According to the exhibit, in 1965, the Sky Soldiers entered Vietnam to restore security against Viet Cong forces. On Nov. 8, a day-long battled ensued that cost the lives of 48 Americans.

  • At Fort Bragg, teams race against clock during obstacle competition

    Jun 10, 2009

    Competitors had a chance to prove their mettle at the Fort Bragg Amazing Race competition Saturday at Frederick Physical Fitness Center. The two-person teams faced numerous challenges as they raced through a timed course. Racers first maneuvered through a tire obstacle, quickly followed by a balance beam. After leaping over barriers, they ducked under another obstacle and ran across an elevated challenge. From there they raced to an inflated ladder with an accompanying slide, both coated in baby oil with a pool of ice water waiting at the bottom. The soaked contestants then had to low-crawl under caution tape and sprint over a large mound of dirt. The last station forced the teams to dig through pine needles coated with vegetable oil, flour mixed with water and a cold, murky mess for a sequence of hidden flags.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, nurse answers calling

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Sergeant KOs his way to All-Army title target_yearofthenco

    Jun 10, 2009

    A Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldier stood before a crowd of cheering, boxing spectators as the referee held his arm up in victory. This Soldier won the heavyweight division gold medal for the All-Army Boxing Championship.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Asian Pacific heritage through culture and dance

    Jun 10, 2009

    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes and pays tribute to the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Island decent in the United States. The Asian-Pacific American designation encompasses over 50 ethnic or language groups including Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Hosted by the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the theme for this year was "Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World."

  • Retiring command sergeant major credits, thanks NCOs, Soldiers for successful career

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Command Sgt. Maj. Perry Clark's career has taken him a long way from Fort Jackson, S.C. where he enlisted as a unit supply specialist in 1981. On what Clark called a "bittersweet day," that career was honored during a ceremony May 14 at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels post theater.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers compete in annual truck rodeo

    Jun 10, 2009

    About 40 Fort Bragg Soldiers saddled up during last week's rodeo at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds ready to face the steer of their life. The competitors left their cowboy hats and spurs at home, but came ready to test their driving and mechanic skills in the 3rd Annual Truck Rodeo May 25 through Friday.

  • $3 million project consolidates fitness needs, opens gym to families

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- The Hohenfels U.S. military community now has one comprehensive fitness facility with cardio classrooms, a basketball court, massage room, spinning room, family room, weight room and brand new machines thanks to a $3 million dollar Installation Management Command funded project.

  • Fort Bragg paratrooper, ex-boxer, earns citizenship after becoming servicemember

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Fort Bragg's Materiel Maintenance Division recognized for excellence

    Jun 10, 2009

    Fort Bragg's Materiel Maintenance Division, part of the Directorate of Logistics, has received accolades from the Army for their innovative and efficient maintenance of Fort Bragg units' vehicles, aircraft and weapons. MMD received word April 30 they were the runner-up in the 2009 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, large division. MMD was also the only stateside DOL to receive an award in any category of the AAME.

  • Commentary: Happy Father's Day -- from one Dad to another

    Jun 10, 2009

    As the months pass since my dad died, I find myself sharing more and more jokes, stories and anecdotes I learned from him. There's not a day that goes by that I don't use some expression I heard him say or find myself looking at the world in ways colored by his outlook on life.

  • Wiesbaden High graduates mark rite of passage in historic German Kurhaus

    Jun 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "It's been a long coming, but here it is." With those words, Wiesbaden High School Senior Class President Cody Fischer welcomed the Class of 2009 to commencement exercises in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus June 7.

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • RIA-JMTC partners with local college and receives award

    Jun 9, 2009

    RIA-JMTC and Black Hawk College received the Business/Industry Partnership award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college.

  • 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.

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