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  • Commentary: 'The Hurt Locker,' a show and tell of an EOD Soldier's experiences

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Commentary: Reflecting on pride of service

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Air Force TPS-75 radar test capability expands

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot strives to continually reduce repair cycle time. As a result, the Air Force will receive its tactical radar systems faster.

  • New storage system puts parts in right place at right time

    Jul 28, 2009

    A new process for storing high volume, low cost parts will streamline how Tobyhanna employees perform their jobs - saving time and money.

  • Army's radio inventory provides depth of versatile solutions to combat scenarios

    Jul 28, 2009

    Today's Army radios are designed to be versatile and adaptable to the specific combat scenario. The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is designed to provide increasingly robust communications to meet current and future needs.

  • CYSS earns national accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) program joins over 550 nationally accredited programs who serve as role models for excellence.

  • Community Services earns 3rd accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.

  • New vehicles help reduce fossil fuel emissions

    Jul 28, 2009

    The implementation of two electric vehicles will help reduce fossil fuel emissions and save on fuel costs, one piece of material movement equipment at a time.

  • Deployment children attend IMCOM-Europe camp program

    Jul 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. servicemembers stationed in Europe continue to support ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense recently announced the 1st Armored Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are heading downrange in a few months. Meaning: the emotional rollercoaster families experience before, during and after a deployment rolls on.

  • Engineers put themselves to the test, vie for top honors

    Jul 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A blotch of blood seeping through the left leg of his uniform, Spc. Santos Delgado grunted and gasped for a heap of fresh air, trying to negotiate both his exhaustion and the "over-and-under" obstacle on the Camp Robertson confidence course.

  • Continued Progression: Female Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2009

    An integral part of the operational activity for the brigade, Sgt. Dawn Cloukey's main role with her unit is to keep the communication efforts, while out on ground movements, running efficiently for the vehicles in her unit.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North (Part 2)

    Jul 28, 2009

    Service members currently deployed to northern Iraq participatie in the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 26-29. The competition is part of a 4-day physical and mental trial to find the best warrior currently serving in northern Iraq. Each Soldier or Sailor participating triumphed at a brigade-level competition to earn the right to participate in the contest.

  • Division Run Kicks off Big Red One "Victory Week"

    Jul 27, 2009

    The 1st Infantry Division started its "Victory Week" celebration on July 27th with a division run. This is the second Victory Week on Fort Riley since the Big Red One returned from Germany.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • JROTC offers students head start on military career, life

    Jul 27, 2009

    The Leesville High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps builds and tests a student's confidence. For those who work hard, it can provide a college scholarship, and for those who decide college is not for them, a jump-start on a career.

  • Historical work returns to Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 27, 2009

    Most everything that is produced at the Rock Island Arsenal is to support the Warfighter in the field. However, on this special occasion, they are producing an item that honors those who served this country. The National Cemetery Administration has partnered with RIA to produce 62 cast-iron tables containing the Gettysburg Address, the most prominent historic tablet found throughout the 125 national cemeteries.

  • Hired! Apprenticeship Program gives teens career choices

    Jul 27, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services, under the auspices of the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offer a student-mentor collaboration: The "HIRED! Apprenticeship Program." The program is for youth ages 15-18 who want to do more with their time than play video games and text. Participants take an active role in improving their future chances of landing a job in competitive markets by dipping their toes in the installation workforce and discovering possible career choices.

  • Fort Polk joins 'we media'

    Jul 27, 2009

    The Fort Polk Public Affairs office has joined two of the larger phenomena of the Internet: Facebook and Twitter

  • Tiger Brigade hosts Egyption VIPs at JRTC

    Jul 27, 2009

    Four Egyptian Army general officers visited Fort Polk Tuesday and visited the 162nd Infantry Brigade for a briefing on Foreign Security Forces - Transition Team training.

  • A place to stay in the Poconos

    Jul 27, 2009

    On July 6, Tobyhanna's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Directorate celebrated the grand opening of the Tobyhanna Villas with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

  • Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna welcomes new commander

    Jul 27, 2009

    Lt. Col. Bruce B. McPeak took command of Defense Distribution Depot- Tobyhanna (DDTP) during a change of command ceremony on July 8.

  • Chaplains and churches help Afghan communities

    Jul 27, 2009

    Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom assists the Afghan National Police with a community relations project for refugees in Kabul. Chaplains frequently assist commanders with community outreach programs in Afghanistan. American churches, schools and civic organizations contribute clothing, school supplies and food aid.

  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • 82nd Airborne Soldiers visit Picatinny and makes their presence heard

    Jul 27, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Eleven Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C. visited Picatinny July 16.

  • Distance Class of 2009 completes studies

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army War College graduates distance class of 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • IMCOM-E ushering in Postal Service Centers to improve service

    Jul 27, 2009

    A new postal concept called the Postal Service Center is gaining momentum in Europe as part of Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation designed to improve postal service to all authorized postal service customers.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Soldier's stem cells used to offer hope

    Jul 24, 2009

    It's around noon on Monday and in a few moments a man is going to stab Staff Sgt. Victor Gardner in the chest with something long and sharp. And Gardner, a Soldier from 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), is OK with that. In fact, the 33-year-old volunteered for the procedure at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, which involved doctors digging a thin hole through Gardner's chest in order to connect a catheter to a vein.

  • Regimental Riders promotes motorcycle safety, awareness

    Jul 24, 2009

    James Stubblefield knows the importance of motorcycle safety. As the president and motorcycle mentorship coordinator of the Regimental Riders, and a U.S. Army South Office of the Command Surgeon employee, he's on a mission to educate as many riders as possible. The Regimental Riders is a local, non-profit organization fostering a safe riding program while promoting community awareness. Members include active and retired military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and Family members in the Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio communities.

  • Treatment approach to PTSD offers service members greater privacy, reduced stigma

    Jul 24, 2009

    Service members seeking help for deployment-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder now have the option of being treated through primary care channels, thanks to a new pilot program that began in April at Brooke Army Medical Center and in February at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Since then, at least 13 service members have enrolled in the pilot study and participated in the PTSD treatment. That number is expected to increase as the program comes on-line at the San Antonio VA.

  • emBRACe campaign highlights connections, opportunities

    Jul 24, 2009

    The City of San Antonio launched its multimedia campaign "Embrace BRAC San Antonio" at Fort Sam Houston's historic Quadrangle, July 17. The campaign aims to create greater local awareness about opportunities the multi-billion dollar project brings to the community and includes events, billboards, public service announcements and a Web site, www.embracebrac.org. Welcome kits with information including DVDs are also available for new Families.

  • Fire safety trailer tours throughout Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Fire Prevention Branch of the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department conducted fire prevention and life safety training June 15 with Soldiers from the 1stAca,!E+Battalion, 347th Combat Support/Combat Service Support Regiment, First Army, Fort Gillem.

  • Equal opportunity leaders learn, teach

    Jul 24, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Equal Opportunity (EO) Office staff hosted a quarterly Equal Opportunity Leader Course from July 13 through Saturday.

  • Take charge of your personal property during PCS

    Jul 24, 2009

    The new program, the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3), allows personnel to use the online Defense Personal Property System (DPS) to communicate directly with their moving company from the convenience of their home or office.

  • Program allows those unable to 'serve' to still serve

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Warrior Ethos states that, "I will never leave a fallen comrade." Now, thanks to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), wounded veterans don't have to worry about the Army leaving them behind in a difficult job market.

  • Organizations' milestones offer much to celebrate

    Jul 24, 2009

    ACS, AAFES and Army chaplaincy corps celebrate birthdays at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem

  • Even after decades, memories of fort still fresh for family

    Jul 24, 2009

    Siblings revisit their old home at Fort McPherson during a historic tour of the area July 21.

  • Leadership of APG Garrison changes hands

    Jul 24, 2009

  • ECBC employee engineers interesting way to promote STEM careers to students

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Contract awarded for ARL's Vehicle Technology Directorate facility

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Walls bids farewell to Fort Benning

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Deputy garrison commander Chuck Walls isn't ready to leave. "I'm still packing things up and finishing paperwork. I probably won't leave this office until I have to get on the plane," Walls said.

  • Commentary: Be water wise

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Astronomy is much more than just a hobby for APG visual information specialist

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Housing expands at Camp Merrill

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - Military family housing options recently doubled for Soldiers at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, Ga., with the expansion of Porter Village.

  • USAF detachment participates in school Patriot program

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Army opens Senior Civilian Talent pool at APG

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION Program announces winners

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Watervliet Arsenal: What Summer Shutdown'

    Jul 24, 2009

    When times are good in manufacturing plants, a production-heavy focus may blur the organization's focus on requirements for such things as equipment maintenance. In essence, workers and machines are pushed to the max to make tight delivery schedules, and maintenance often becomes viewed as a non-profit activity by the organization. The Watervliet Arsenal is trying to change that thought process by introducting a new maintenance concept to the workforce.

  • Airborne students take to the skies

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Hundreds of Soldiers dropped out of the skies above Fort Benning this week in a bid to earn their wings.

  • Senator tours Fort Detrick remediation site, lauds efforts

    Jul 24, 2009

    U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin visits Fort Detrick to tour landfill capping operations and discuss remediation efforts.

  • Antietam: Forging the modern military medicine system

    Jul 24, 2009

    Staff of US Army Garrison Fort Detrick recently visited Antietam battlefield, near Sharpsburg, Md., to explore the roots of the modern military medical sysem.

  • Fort Campbell's Strike Soldiers unite as team

    Jul 24, 2009

    Teams, even at the smallest levels are crucial to the success of any mission and the Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, understand that concept all too well. Strike Cavalry Soldiers focused solely on team building during their Eagle Flight One training at Fort Knox July 6-17.

  • Fort Campbell Children cope with grief

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Campbell hosted the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp-Out this weekend. The TAPS program provides a source of comfort, peer support and information to help survivors heal. This was the first overnight Good Grief Camp in the nation, according to camp director Tina Barrett. "The plan is for it to be an annual camp."

  • Ready, Set, Rock! The Volunteers to perform for Fort Meade community

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Volunteers will perform at the Fort Meade Pavilion at 7 p.m., August 8, as part of Fort Meade's Summer Band Concert Series. The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Volunteers have been telling the Army story through music--rock, pop, country, R&B and patriotic tunes--since 1981, and they continue to inspire patriotism as they travel across America performing for millions of concert goers. Their performances are intensely delivered and reinforced by an unequivocal amount of pride in what they do. And, what The Volunteers give to the fans is unique-a blend of tunes from different styles, varying genres and multiple generations. CLICK ON THE RELATED LINK TO HEAR THE VOLUNTEERS!

  • Schweinfurt ACS receives recommendation for accreditation

    Jul 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The Army Family Covenant that was signed in 2007 represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families, according to the AFC document. The U. S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Army Community Service Center exudes that program expansion to help care for Soldiers and family members.

  • EOD NCO reaches five-year mark after tough, life-changing injury

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldier overcomes disability challenges despite missing limb.

  • Infantryman, MP win top TRADOC titles

    Jul 23, 2009

    A training NCO from the ROTC program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and a military police sergeant from Fort Lee, Va., were named the 2009 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively, during a special ceremony here Thursday.

  • Victory Week to include ceremonies, sports, Family fun

    Jul 23, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers, Families and community members will have a multitude of activities to participate in during Victory Week, July 27 to 31, including activities, ceremonies, festivals and athletic events.

  • Civilians trained to meet demands of modern Army logistics

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Logistics and Readiness Center at the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command is developing Army civilians to meet the heavy demands of modern Army logistics.

  • Knox drill sergeant takes top honors at TRADOC Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 23, 2009

    Interview and personal account of DSOY competition and its advantages.

  • Woman walks across U.S. to support troops, veterans

    Jul 23, 2009

    A comparison could be made between Keela Carr, a recent visitor at Fort Riley, and Forrest Gump, the main character in the 1994 Academy Award winning movie of the same name. Both have made multiple trips across the United States on foot, and both support homeless veterans.

  • Families grab on to new experiences, networking at Special Needs Rodeo

    Jul 23, 2009

    Anthony Barnes couldnAca,!a,,ct stop smiling as he filmed his 4-year-old daughter, Angel, riding a horse for the first time. Many Fort Riley Families got to experience new things at the Special Needs Rodeo July 18 at the 4-H Center in Junction City.

  • SMA calls for review of TRICARE standards

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier said military families are experiencing problems finding TRICARE providers off installations, especially in more rural areas.

  • Regional Winner

    Jul 23, 2009

  • West Point Cadet Field Training-cadets take the lead

    Jul 23, 2009

    Story and photos about Cadet Field Trainng at West Point

  • West Point DENTAC holds change of command July 17

    Jul 23, 2009

    Standalone photo with cutline about DENTAC Change of Command

  • Ledbetter Law Helps Ensure Equal Pay for Women

    Jul 23, 2009

    Lilly Ledbetter just wanted to retire quietly from Goodyear of Gadsden. But when she got an anonymous note comparing her pay to that of her male co-workers, she was outraged. The Alabama grandmother waged an 11-year court battle against Goodyear which ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court. President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act shortly after he took office. "I wasn't seeking fame, or looking to become a household name. I just wanted fairness," Ledbetter said at Thursday's luncheon of the Huntsville-Madison County Chapter of Blacks In Government.

  • West Point new cadets get brief respite from CBT challenges

    Jul 23, 2009

    Story and photos about new cadet Quarters Visitation Day

  • All-Army Triathlon Athlete Return to Top Form

    Jul 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Tina Eakin thought her triathlon career was over when she shattered her left ankle while making her first jump in August 2007 at Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. The renowned athlete had surgery and was on crutches for 10-12 weeks. She started running in water in 12-15 weeks and moved to the treadmill that December. She ran a 5K that Christmas at Camp Humphries, Korea. Now back at Redstone, her triathlon career has taken off again.

  • Army football signs multi-year TV deal

    Jul 23, 2009

    CBS College Sports Network and the Army Athletic Association reached an exclusive five-year agreement, guaranteeing live, high-definition television coverage of every Army home football game and select neutral site games, beginning with the 2010 season and continuing through 2014.

  • Soto-Acevedo returns to 'second home' at APG

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Superior Service

    Jul 23, 2009

  • DPW works to meet energy goal

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Army Team C4ISR operating under split based operations

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Touch & go: CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jul 23, 2009

  • 'Sunshine on your shoulder' can be deadly

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Fort McCoy Garrison Soldiers dedicate installation's new flagpole

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the Fort McCoy U.S. Army Garrison dedicated the new flagpole to members of the installation work force during a ceremony July 8 in front of garrison headquarters. The new flagpole was installed in April to replace the old one, which was damaged in a lightning storm last year. Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Bissonette Jr., said a ceremony to dedicate the flagpole previously had been discussed, and he decided to plan and execute it as a Year of the NCO event.

  • ROK commander recognizes NCO

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Tominac Class Helps Mold Future Gymnasts

    Jul 23, 2009

    Future gymnasts ages 4-13 bent over backward to show off their novice skills on the first day of gymnastics camp at Hunter Army Airfield's Tominac Fitness Center, July 13.

  • Service members and others may be eligible for financial assistance through Homeowner's Assista

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Fun Alternatives Offered at Redstone Summer Camps

    Jul 23, 2009

    Balancing a parent's need to find a safe place for their child during the summer with a kid's desire for fun can be tricky. The Child Youth and School Services summer camp programs have managed to keep everyone happy while school is out. Programs at the Youth Center and School Age Services give parents peace of mind for the weeks between school years. They kicked off the week following the end of the Huntsville city school term and will conclude during the first week of August. They have offered the two age groups different ways to pass the time safely and happily. Kids in elementary school, from kindergarten to fifth-grade, attend the day camps at the new Myra Garriott School Age Services building, which opened in April. Camp goes until 5 p.m. each day. Inside the spacious facility, kids got to choose how they want to spend their summer. "Every three weeks they sign up for a different track," facility director Mary Washington said. "There are eight tracks. They have music, arts and crafts, sports and fitness, reading and language arts, science and nature, technology, hiking and walking, and the techno room has video games."

  • Change of command is picture perfect

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Army training saves a life

    Jul 23, 2009

  • 3rd ID Honors Children at Gold Medal Ceremony

    Jul 23, 2009

    Vivianaiy Cimarrusti is just your average seven-year-old. She plays video games and is in a dance class. But Vivianai holds a burden no child should have to carry. Vivianaiy is part of a group of children who have lost a mother or father during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fort Rucker MPs return from combat

    Jul 23, 2009

  • Fort Rucker welcomes tandem law enforcement team

    Jul 23, 2009

    Civilians, Soldiers team up to protect Fort Rucker

  • 22d Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jul 23, 2009

  • DMOF: Working lab for new technology

    Jul 23, 2009

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

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

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • Reservist Uses Military Training On and Off Job

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • Coming soon to a theater near you...

    Jul 23, 2009

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

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

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • New wireless internet services offered to Bamberg Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • San Antonio educators visit Belvoir

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • Gerber Village homes becoming new again

    Jul 23, 2009

  • BBQ Safety in Garmisch "well-done"

    Jul 23, 2009

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

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