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  • APG police officer proves mentally tough

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance museum move; The restorers

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Commentary: NCOs lead in the S&T community

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Changes to employee leave provisions benefit Soldiers, Family members

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Calibration mission supports APG organizations

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance Museum move: The planners

    Oct 7, 2009

  • APG receives top energy award

    Oct 7, 2009

  • 3-89 Cav Reg conducts crew challenge

    Oct 7, 2009

    To put their troops to the test mentally and physically, leaders from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a crew challenge on Mountain Field Sept. 3.

  • LUHAca,!E+tested at Polk for mission capabilities

    Oct 7, 2009

    A Lakota UH72A Light Utility Helicopter sits in a hangar, ready for flight. It's been tested and approved for use, and the pilot has been trained in its operation. Someone gets the idea that Soldiers could likely be dropped from the new chopper into a landing zone, but wait -- it's not as simple as that. Before the helicopter can be used for new applications, it must be tested and approved, then included in the Army Training Manual. That's where the people from the Program Management Office LUH, Red Stone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., come in.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning participates in AUSA Conference

    Oct 7, 2009

    Today is the last day of the annual AUSA conference in Washington D.C. This past week I've had the opportunity to hear directly from the Army's senior leaders, see all that industry has to offer to our Soldiers on the battlefield and provide feedback on systems still in development - incredible opportunities all.

  • 1st AD chaplain supports family during deployment

    Oct 7, 2009

    The First Armored Division prepares for another deployment to Iraq later this year. When they go downrange this time, they'll take a special resource that aims to provide relief to troops and their families back at home.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning team competes in Army 10-Miler

    Oct 7, 2009

    More than 700 military and civilian teams ran in the Army Ten-Miler Saturday on a sunny, fall morning, which some found troubling and others found stimulating. The temperature was in the mid-60s by the start of the race, which is a temperature I like for running. In fact, at 5 a.m., when my co-worker Jenn and I left our hotel, it seemed almost balmy to me. However, one man I talked to was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and had never run when it was "as cold as this." Other people also seemed buoyed by the crispness in the air, so I guess it wasn't too bad.

  • "Music is our Mission"

    Oct 7, 2009

    CARRYING A TUBA FOR THE ARMY DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T CARRY A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON. SPECIALIST DILLON TOWNSEL TAKES US TO GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY WHERE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND TRAIN FOR THE BATTLEFIELD JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS BAND REHEARSAL.

  • Commentary: Children - the other victims of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2009

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the effects of domestic violence on families and to find ways to work together to promote safety and eliminate domestic violence in our communities.

  • Heidelberg receives nearly $30 million for critical repair projects

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Heidelberg garrison received nearly $30 million in additional critical repair projects during the last four weeks of September.

  • German and American runners compete in Wiesbaden Half Marathon

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Runners couldn't have asked for better weather as they took off from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 26. More than 30 runners headed out under blue skies from Wiesbaden Army Airfield on the 21-kilometer half marathon course which took them on a sightseeing tour of the countryside around the military base.

  • Sesame Street brings smiles to Wiesbaden youths

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Elmo talks, children listen. It's as simple as that. A,A Connecting to the youngest members of the American forces families through a familiar red Muppet, organizers of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families are taking the Sesame Street friends on a tour of 22 U.S. military installations in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Garrison tests its force protection skills

    Oct 7, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - An attacker who gained access to the upper Wetzel Housing area detonated his explosive-laden vehicle by ramming a bus full of passengers next to the Wetzel Child Development Center Sept. 19. There were numerous injuries to the bus passengers and collateral damage to the Wetzel CDC. People inside the Wetzel CDC were also affected by the explosion that rocked the upper Wetzel area at about 9 a.m.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10, is a good time to do your own fire safety inspection and make sure your home is not at risk.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • Don't be 'That Guy'

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby's Better Opportunity for Single Service members teamed up with U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Safety office and Army Community Services to talk with junior service members about binge drinking and kick off the That Guy campaign Sept. 25.

  • Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers dominated by Air Force

    Oct 6, 2009

    Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) celebrated their 20th birthday and held elections for a new council on Oct. 2. This year's elections, though, resulted in some surprising results.

  • Warner Barracks experiences spirit-lifting entertainment

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - An energetic crowd danced and sang along as Spensha Baker, trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and 2008 Operation Rising Star winner Joyce Dodson performed at the Freedom Fitness Facility on Sept. 23. More than 300 people gathered around the constructed stage to experience the "Lift Up Your Spirit" tour.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Residents receive good housing news at town hall meetingI

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Retiree Appreciation Day will focus on health care, economy

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Workers Urged To Step Up To The Plate To Help Others

    Oct 5, 2009

    He inherited fame from his father, but he makes his own legacy by helping others. Roberto Clemente Jr., son of a major league baseball legend, gave a pep talk to an estimated 350 people during Team Redstone's Hispanic American Heritage Month event Sept. 23 in Bob Jones Auditorium. "My father left a fingerprint in baseball and the whole world," he said. "When I leave this world, I want to say I left a fingerprint in a positive way." Clemente Jr.'s fingerprint has included founding the Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities or RBI program, aimed at helping at-risk youth through the sport in San Juan. He also established the Roberto Clemente Foundation benefiting children in the Pittsburgh community. In 2002, Clemente Jr. was named honorary chairman for the baseball assistance team annual fund-raising dinner. He is also known for his work with the American Diabetes Association.

  • Spotlight On Aviation Technology For Ground Support

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Army's aviation maintenance equipment is only as good as the Soldiers who use it to repair and maintain helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. So, it's not surprising that a four-day conference - the Aviation Ground Support Equipment User Conference - included plenty of opportunities for Soldiers to provide feedback on the aviation ground equipment they use in the field, and to learn about new and improved equipment designed to make their job more efficient and responsive in support of aviation missions in both peaceful and wartime environments. The conference, hosted by the product management office of Aviation Ground Support Equipment, brought about 300 Soldiers and Army civilians together with 50 vendors to the Von Braun Center Sept. 20-24 to discuss everything from maintenance software systems to battle damage assessment repair kits. The conference included presentations by PM AGSE and various other product management and project management offices related to AGSE. "PM AGSE is listening to what the Soldiers need," said Lt. Col. Russ Wygal, the AGSE product manager. "We're trying to be responsive to what the Soldiers need in the field. We want them to know that the input and feedback we've gotten from them in the past is actually benefitting them now in the products we are providing. "We listen. We take that information and we implement it to support the Soldier. We are all about making sure we support the Soldiers who are supporting aviation maintenance, and we are doing that with the right tools at the right time at the right place."

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office on Sept. 23 officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, consolidating the testing of UAS payloads and technologies to allow for faster deployment to war fighters. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, paralleled the new RIAC operation with the Pony Express operations that took place across the neighboring Utah desert in 1860 and 1861. "In the same pioneering spirit those passionate and dedicated riders served their country, we serve our country and our war fighters today. The RIAC will allow us to serve our Soldiers faster," he said. Col. Greg Gonzalez, project manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also acknowledged service to the war fighter, noting that it is the Soldiers in combat who give his office its orders.

  • Machinist's hard work earns quarterly award

    Oct 5, 2009

    A machinist earned a depot-level award for his technical expertise, dedication and take-charge attitude, which contributes to the completion of program schedules in the Machining Branch.

  • Finishing touch

    Oct 5, 2009

    Multiple Threat Systems Branch employees overhaul, repair and align the the AN/MST-T1A Multiple Threat Emitter System (MUTES).

  • The art of storytelling helps keep hopes, dreams alive

    Oct 5, 2009

    I have unexpectedly spent the last several weeks with my mother in the hospital. She suffered from a brain aneurism, but she is on the long slow road to recovery.

  • APICS award recognizes depot contributions

    Oct 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna claimed third place in the 2009 Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success (APICS) Corporate Award's Education Award of Excellence.

  • SPARK bracket tasking ignites depot teamwork

    Oct 5, 2009

    To meet an urgent requirement, Tobyhanna personnel pulled together to fabricate 20 Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit brackets in less than two months.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2009

    A sudden accident may have cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his hand, but it hasn't stripped him of his positive attitude or impacted his plans for the future.

  • Firefinder test equipment expands capabilities

    Oct 5, 2009

    Firefinder technicians here are testing radar systems using high-tech equipment that can simulate the heat of the desert - in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

  • 35th Signal Brigade begins mission

    Oct 5, 2009

  • USAG Schinnen's BOSS program wins worldwide honors

    Oct 5, 2009

    For the second consecutive year, USAG Schinnen's BOSS program has received top recognition, winning the highest honor in its category this year for best installation program worldwide.

  • Field Band officers seek strength within for outreach success

    Oct 5, 2009

    All of the officers in The United States Army Field Band share something in common, something that, as entertainers, as community relations conduits, they must overcome in order to be successful at what they do. It is not as easy as it may sound, either.

  • Double amputee inspires troops in Europe

    Oct 5, 2009

    Double amputee Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, who is still on active duty, spoke to troops in Europe in September.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Chain of Command has dinner with Korean National Police Official

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Workforce briefed on Army Family Covenant during Town Hall meeting

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Professional bowlers gives expert advice to Area 1 Warriors

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Brig. Gen. Al Aycock visits USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey Sept. 23

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Writing Contest open for individuals with disabilities and disabled Veterans

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Kids learn fire prevention so they don't get burned

    Oct 2, 2009

    National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10, but for the installation's own observance of the week, Fort Campbell Fire Department spearheaded activities with elementary schools to educate students early on.

  • October kicks off breast cancer awareness month

    Oct 2, 2009

    Getting a mammogram isn't the first thing women look forward to when they turn 40. But according to Maj. Andy Fong of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, they are an essential part of reducing deaths from breast cancer.

  • Army Community Covenant: Veterans of 17th Infantry Regiment visit Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 2, 2009

    Members of the 17th Infantry Regiment, in San Antonio for their annual reunion, included Fort Sam Houston as part of their scheduled activities. On Sept. 24, more than 100 "Buffaloes" arrived on post and began their tour of the post with a Memorial Service at Dodd Field Chapel to remember past members and the Soldiers currently serving with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in the middle east. Col. Mary E. Garr, commander, U.S. Army Garrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Houston, met and welcomed the members to Fort Sam Houston.

  • Campbell re-establishes Family commitment

    Oct 2, 2009

    A crowd of Family members, Soldiers, D.A. civilians and students from Marshall Elementary School on Fort Campbell gathered at the Family Resource Center this morning to witness the re-signing of Fort Campbell's Army Family Covenant. There was a division commander here a long time ago named General Wickham.... He created the Army Family action program. So the genesis of the Army Family Covenant started at Fort Campbell.

  • Queen

    Oct 2, 2009

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands shakes hands with Walter Hughes, a veteran of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Sept. 20, during a commemoration of the Nijmegen liberation in Holland. The ceremony was part of the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history.

  • 2nd BCT paratroopers get a taste of real combat during platoon live fire exercise

    Oct 2, 2009

    Replicating as closely as possible the experience of combat was the goal during the combined arms live fire training conducted Sept. 17, by 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "I do believe this training helps a lot as far as trusting your buddy, knowing he's going to do everything he is supposed to do," said Pvt. Brandon Thomas, an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Bn., 325th AIR from Pleasantville, Iowa. "It's probably the best training we do," Thomas said.

  • Tell Me A Story gives free books to Fort Bragg military Families

    Oct 2, 2009

    Tell Me A Story is a community-wide literacy event open to all Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base active-duty, Guard, or Reserve Families. This event will take place Oct. 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Throckmorton Library.

  • 'Broken Heart' Battalion brings Falcon man home again

    Oct 2, 2009

    Man whose family gave up their home to make room for Fort Leonard Wood in 1941, returned their in 50s for basic training and returned this week for a battalion reunion.

  • Social networking puts operational security, Soldiers' lives at risk

    Oct 2, 2009

    Social networking sites have changed the way many people use the Web. With just a few clicks, hundreds of people can see photos of you on vacation, find out what you're doing at this exact moment and get personal information like your home address, phone number, how many children you have, your spouse's name and more. This easy access to information and the compulsive need for status updates endangers Fort Bragg Soldiers and their Families in ways that are not always realized.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • Recycling plastic bottles saves lives, environment

    Oct 2, 2009

    Although all plastics can be recycled and North Carolina state regulations now require consumers to recycle plastic bottles, people continue to throw them in the trash. There are many reasons why you should recycle plastic bottles.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Fort Bragg's master planner visualizes post's future

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Bragg has a lot of construction taking place within its boundaries. With the anticipated arrival of Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command in 2011, numerous facilities are being constructed to accommodate those commands and the Soldiers and civilians who currently work on post. Improvements to the post's roadways, construction of a mail screening facility and a new hangar for the 82nd Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade are among the future projects proposed in a memorandum prepared by the post's construction planning office.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier credits Army training for saving life of lightning strike victim

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Bragg Soldier gives CPR to a woman and her child who were struck by lightning Spc. James Van Dorn credits Army training for what he did. All Soldiers are required to receive Combat Lifesaver Training, which could help save lives on the battlefield. On this day, Van Dorn said, his training would allow him to save the life of a stranger on the street who needed help.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 2, 2009

    The month of October is Energy Awareness Month, and each year the Department of Energy and FEMP encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns. They also provide materials and ideas to help promote energy-saving practices, which is not only good for the environment but also the pocketbook. This year's theme, "A Sustainable Energy; Putting All the Pieces Together," encourages everyone to see how they fit into the big picture. At Fort Bragg, the energy manger is promoting "efficiency" in a wide sweeping effort covering almost every area of the installation.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier survives a midair collision 800 feet above earth's surface

    Oct 2, 2009

    Just three months ago Spc. Benjamin Watson survived a midair collision with another paratrooper at 800. He shares his tips to survival.

  • Battling The Threat Of Domestic Abuse

    Oct 2, 2009

    The troops are massing to battle a societal disease that affects millions of families all across the nation - and Madison County and Redstone Arsenal are among the entities on the front lines. October is Domestic Abuse Prevention Month in the Army (nationally recognized as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month). In support of the recognition, Redstone Arsenal's Army Community Service is involved in a month of programs both on post and throughout the community to bring awareness to the growing problem of domestic violence. The programs are being coordinated by the Madison County Community Response Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force. "We are involved with the Madison County task force against domestic violence and sexual abuse because our people - Soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families - live both on and off post," said Virginia Dempsey, family advocacy program manager for ACS. "It is an issue when anyone is being harmed, whether it's the Soldier or a family member. We are here to provide services for the victim and services for the whole family." The Army's theme for Domestic Abuse Prevention Month is "Make the Right Choice! Act to Prevent Domestic Abuse."

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • Domestic Violence Extends Beyond Physical Abuse

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Monmouth Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Christian signs a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Invasion of Troy, Operation Diomedes

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Fort Bragg Wounded Warriors set to cycle 20 miles across post

    Oct 2, 2009

    For the second year in a row, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will support the Wounded Warrior Project with a bike ride across Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg program helps Soldiers, Families manage anger

    Oct 2, 2009

    ACS program to help Soldiers and Families deal with stress, anger to preclude domestic violence.

  • Operation Diomedes in Troy

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Operation Diomedes Air Assault Exercise, Troy, Tenn.

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Army Family Covenant: Lieutenant insignia special for Family

    Oct 2, 2009

    Second Lt. Molly James is embarking on a new life since her husband, 2nd Lt. Luke James, was killed in Iraq and she was left with a 6-week-old baby. On Friday, Sept. 25, at the Marriott Hotel in front of her Family and friends, Molly took the oath of enlistment from her father-in-law, retired Army Maj. Bradley James and is on her way to becoming a physical therapist in the Army.

  • Army Community Covenant: Down syndrome buddies walk to raise awareness

    Oct 2, 2009

    Grey skies and rainy weather finally gave way to a beautiful morning Sept. 26 for Family, friends and community supporters, who congregated on MacArthur Parade Field at Fort Sam Houston to walk for awareness at the ninth annual Down syndrome Buddy Walk. To further strengthen ties between the local community and military members under the Army Community Covenant developed to improve Soldiers' and their Families quality of life, Fort Sam Houston opened its doors to more than 4,000, who walked the one-mile loop at the BG Johnson track to bring awareness and acceptance to Down syndrome.

  • West Point community members prepare for emergencies

    Oct 2, 2009

    Common sense says to "hope for the best and prepare for the worst." Because nobody can predict when the worst will happen, it never hurts to be ready for it. This year's Emergency Preparedness Fair gave the West Point community the chance to get ready and have some fun, too.

  • Hispanic Heritage month celebrated at West Point

    Oct 2, 2009

    President Ronald Reagan, which expanded on Hispanic Heritage Week that was designated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, acknowledges the contributions of more than 35 million people of Hispanic origin, and it celebrates the Hispanic heritage and culture in the United States. West Point celebrated the Hispanic Festival at Trophy Point Sept. 18 with Peruvian, Mexican, Colombian and Cuban food. The food is always a big hit at this event as evidenced by the long line of participants throughout the festival.

  • 700-plus West Point cadets and staff run in Tunnel to Towers event

    Oct 2, 2009

    Getting up before dawn to go for a run is not something that is uncommon to anyone that has served or been around the military for any significant amount of time. Running is something that servicemembers just do, either for training or personal enjoyment. However, this past Sunday morning was for neither training nor personal enjoyment, it was to show support to a cause for a man that gave his life trying to save others. Stephen Siller, an off-duty firefighter with Squad 1 Brooklyn, ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center on that historic Tuesday morning that surely will never be forgotten by any American.

  • Take care of your financial 'house'

    Oct 2, 2009

    You may have read the recent article about the housing crisis and where to go for help. Those are great resources, but first some of us have to get past the stigma many servicemembers have about asking for help with financial problems and thinking that asking will reflect badly on them as Soldiers.

  • Garrison recognizes top employees

    Oct 2, 2009

    Eight civilian employees were recognized by Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, during Fort Jackson's Employee of the Month ceremony at the Solomon Center Tuesday.

  • Stories, anecdotes: conversation with Joe Galloway

    Oct 2, 2009

    A consummate storyteller, Joe Galloway began his speech during the U.S. Army Medical Leadership Call, Blesse Auditorium Sept. 17 with an anecdote. "There are two MOSs that have got to stand up when the (bullets) start to fly and everybody else hits the ground; that's medics and photographers," he said.

  • Teenage Eagle Scout builds PT field for wounded warriors

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Benning has a new PT field, researched and engineered by 15-year-old Mark Yanoschik.

  • Woman survives breast cancer, shares story

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - I'm going to die one day, but it's not going to be from breast cancer," said Carmen Davis, marketing manager for Army Community Service. It was the same sentiment she told herself nearly six months ago when she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or "stage-zero" breast cancer.

  • Army stars light up Soldier show at Fort Benning

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show takes center stage at Wetherby Field at 8 p.m. today. The show is sponsored by I. A.M. STRONG, the Army's Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program, and AT&T.

  • USAMU Soldier gets perfect score of 600

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot their way onto the medal stand Sept. 23 at the 2009 International Rifle and Pistol Fall Selection "Champion of Champions" matches at Pool International Shooting Complex.

  • Post to receive 44 electric cars under Army plan

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning expects to receive 44 new electric cars under an Army leasing plan announced earlier this year, said Peter Lukken, the garrison sustainability planner.

  • Foot technology takes step in right direction

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A painful foot blister or stress fracture can slow a Soldier down. One way the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) is helping troops combat the effects of daily ruck marches and running is to ensure they are properly fitted for combat boots and tennis shoes.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 1, 2009

    Warrior Transition Battalion squad leaders, platoon sergeants, occupational therapists, and physical therapists from Forts Stewart, Eustis, Polk, Leonard Wood, Bliss, Knox, Meade and the Warrior Transition Center in Virginia converged on Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion for a Train the Trainer Clinic, Sept. 21-23.

  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • CSIAca,!E+publishes papers of Gen. Donn Starry

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Donn Starry presented the Combined Arms Research Library with a copy of "Press On!," a two-volume collection of his personal papers published by the Combat Studies Institute, during a ceremony Sept. 25 at the library. Starry, who commanded Training and Doctrine Command from 1977 to 1981, is credited with laying out the principles for AirLand Battle doctrine that synchronized all assets on the battlefield.

  • Campbell re-establishes Family commitment

    Oct 1, 2009

    A crowd of Family members, Soldiers, D.A. civilians and students from Marshall Elementary School on Fort Campbell gathered at the Family Resource Center this morning to witness the re-signing of Fort Campbell's Army Family Covenant.

  • Journalists learn about Army life

    Oct 1, 2009

    This is the second year for "Bridging the Gap: A Military Experience for Journalists," funded by the McCormick Foundation and operated by the University of Kansas and the Combined Arms Center. Journalists spent a week at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Leavenworth learning about aspects of Army life - from the time civilians enter an inprocessing center and emerge as uniformed Soldiers to the time Army majors undergo leadership education at the Command and General Staff College. The McCormick grant has also included a course shared between CGSC and undergraduates at KU.

  • Steppe Eagle exercise increases interoperability

    Oct 1, 2009

    A wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept. 25, marked the culmination of the multinational information exchange exercise Steppe Eagle 2009. Steppe Eagle is held annually and brings together Soldiers from the British, Kazakhstan and U.S. Armies to improve the military orders process, staff functions and battle tracking. It also teaches Soldiers how to work together within a coalition.

  • Fort Stewart Soldier Fishing Day Fun For Whole Family

    Oct 1, 2009

    More than 125 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, Family Members, Army Civilians and guests endured the hot Georgia sun and merciless humidity as they lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for five hours of fishing fun, Sept. 26. To ensure the event's success, the Directorate of Public Works' Fish and Wildlife Branch stocked the pond with 750 pounds of 12 to 14-inch long catfish, according to Susan Chipple, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Soldiers, Families Run to Top of the Rock

    Oct 1, 2009

    The seventh annual Top of the Rock Run, held at Fort Stewart, Sept. 26, turned out to be very much an Army Family event.

  • Domestic violence: love shouldn't hurt

    Oct 1, 2009

    Nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey finding. Sound shocking' When you consider only one-quarter of all physical assaults, one-fifth of all rapes and one-half of all stalkings perpetuated against women by intimate partners are reported, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the number of victims of domestic violence in the United States is staggering.

  • FORSCOM employee excels at fitness competition

    Oct 1, 2009

    For all the euphoria that Theresa Winterhalter, executive assistant for U.S. Army Forces Command G3, gets from participating in tri-fitness competitions, her introduction to the sport came under less than perfect times. It was 2005 and she was serving in the Army Reserves when she was mobilized, ending up in Tampa, Fla., to work at the U.S. Army Central Command headquarters.