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  • 304th MI BN perfects Warrior Tasks, "Spatial Awareness".

    Jun 16, 2009

    Permanent-party Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion armed themselves with paintball guns June 4 to refresh their leader and Soldier skills during a special battle drill exercise. Taking time out from their normal cadre responsibilities, the TRADOC Soldiers went back to the basics to practice "react to contact" battle drills.

  • Victim Advocates trained and ready to provide "first class care"

    Jun 16, 2009

    More than 30 Soldiers are now set to return to their units and provide support to victims of sexual assault.

  • Hundreds attend Safety Day at TMAC

    Jun 16, 2009

    With summer and the hazards it can bring looming in the near future, precautionary and safety measures were promoted for Soldiers and civilians alike at Fort Huachuca's Safety Day May 21 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Carlisle Barracks, Army War College family celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

  • Fort Campbell celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, commanding general Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division, and Pvt. Jesse Appleton, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, take part in the annual cake cutting ceremony Friday celebrating the U.S. Army's 234th birthday at Cole Park Commons, Fort Campbell. Appleton is the youngest Soldier at Fort Campbell.

  • Baumholder rolls out red carpet for returning 2nd Brigade Soldiers and their families

    Jun 16, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Bringing home stories from the warfront, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, is back in Baumholder after more than 14 months in Iraq.

  • Blackhawk family members build camaraderie, understanding through military-style competition

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Much like their Soldier counterparts in the desert, spouses of the 172nd Infantry Brigade dodged bullets, marched with weapons and practiced their shots June 3 during brigade's Spouses' Shootout Challenge. The day-long event took place at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, and while several bruises, paint splatters, and sweat stains were evident after the challenge, participants cheered and clapped with enthusiasm for each other during the final awards ceremony. The children of the brigade joined forces June 6 for a similar event, the Wee-EIB.

  • Vilseck Elementary School teacher named teacher of the year

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Gretchen Wall has been a teacher for Department of Defense Dependent Schools for 22 of her 26-year teaching career. The 2008-2009 school year was her first year teaching at Vilseck Elementary School in more than 20 years. The impact she has made on her students and parents since her return to VES led to her 2010 Bavaria District Teacher of the Year nomination.

  • Grafenwoehr student suits up for Space Camp

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFEWOEHR, Germany - This summer, one Grafenwoehr Middle School student will be hanging out in zero gravity, preparing for a Space Shuttle missions and experiencing the heart-stopping G-Force of a rocket launch. Philip Ramirez, a seventh grader at Netzaberg Middle school, was awarded a full scholarship to NASA Space Camp this June in Huntsville, Ala. The Bernard Curtis Brown II scholarship is offered through the Military Child Education Coalition to all children enrolled in grades six through nine and have a parent on active duty in the military.

  • GES students compete in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Four Grafenwoehr Elementary School students traveled to Iowa State University May 27 to 30 to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind world finals. It was their first time GES sent a team to participate in the event. The Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide program that develops creative problem solving in students from kindergarten through college. Students form teams, start with a problem and design props and devices to creatively solve the problem.

  • Four Vilseck JROTC cadets earn slots at George C. Marshall Leadership Symposium

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Four Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Vilseck High School, Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. John Lee, Cadet Master Sgt. Sara Carriker, Cadet Master Sgt. David Wood and Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Christy Manoogian, will travel to Washington D.C., June 25-30 for the annual George C. Marshall Leadership Symposium.

  • Historic Cobra King heads to new home in Patton Museum

    Jun 16, 2009

  • Wiesbaden teens earn national recognition

    Jun 16, 2009

    Officials from Boys & Girls Clubs of America say that the six-member teenage singing group '1-LUV' from Wiesbaden, Germany, set the standard for what to expect from military teens.

  • Reaching all ages in USAG Wiesbaden on the Army's 234th Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    Photographic coverage of the Army's 234th Birthday Celebration in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden

  • Fort Lee Celebrates Army's 234th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    With 234 years of Army history and tradition to celebrate, more than 1,000 members of Team Lee gathered at Williams Stadium June 12. Fort Lee's Army Birthday Celebration recognized the 2009 theme "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer," as the installation's NCOs were out in force during the ceremonies.

  • Arsenal Garrison Manager Reads Army Birthday Book to CDC Children

    Jun 15, 2009

    Joel Himsl, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Manager, read "Sam The Army Dog" a children's book created in celebration of the Army's 234th Birthday this year, to a room full of children at the Arsenal's Child Development Center on June 15.

  • First Digital Master Gunner Coin Awarded

    Jun 15, 2009

    Frank Connolly is honored for being the first person to achieve Digital Master Gunner certification, a job described as being "at the top of the pyramid in terms of field support." Connolly has been on multiple deployments both in Afghanistan and Iraq and brings decades of experience to the mission of supporting Soldiers in the field.

  • Atlanta Falcons travel to Kelley Hill to support 3rd HBCT Soldiers

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division welcomed 10 Atlanta Falcon football players and 10 dancers from the team's cheerleading squad to Kelley Hill on Fort Benning, June 8.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, political leaders unify on the Army's Birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

    Fort Rucker's new water park features water fun features for kids of all ages.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • Simulator Leaves You 'Drunk As A Skunk'

    Jun 15, 2009

    Members of the Fort Monmouth, N.J., community got a chance to test their driving and motor skills using a drunk driving simulator that yielded eye-opening results. The "Save A Life Tour" was sponsored by the Garrison Substance Abuse Program.

  • Guard unit finds home at Tobyhanna

    Jun 15, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - It's been a year since Capt. James Minicozzi and members of the 55th Brigade Combat Team's Special Troops Battalion sat with senior officers and depot personnel to discuss the pros and cons of moving the unit's 59 members from an armory in Scranton to Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Tobyhanna observes Memorial Day

    Jun 15, 2009

    A wreath honoring deceased Tobyhanna employees and their family members was placed by Janice Gimbi, chief of staff, and Anthony Ferreira, AFGE Local 1647, during the depot's Memorial Day observance ceremony on May 28.

  • Reading on the Army's birthday at Ansbach

    Jun 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Sgt. Jose Fonseca, D Company of the 2-159th Aviation Battalion, reads "The Army Story," to about 80 children at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Storck Barracks Child Development Center playground June 12 in celebration of the Army's 234 birthday.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg celebrates the U.S. Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrions Heidelberg celebrated the U.S. Army's 234th Birthday June 13 with a picnic and games at the Patrick Henry Village Child Development Center.

  • Celebrating the Army's 234th Birthday in the Benelux

    Jun 15, 2009

    CHIAfaEURoVRES, Belgium -- Soldiers, civilians and familymembers celebrated the Army's 234th Birthday throughout U.S. Army Garrison Benelux June 11 and 12.

  • Happy Birthday! Grafenwoehr celebrates Army's 234th year

    Jun 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Grafenwoehr Soldiers, families and community members gathered June 11 at the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Dining Facility to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday and commemorate the courageous acts of patriotism that enabled the United States Army to be born. "It's important to celebrate the Army's birthday because, like all birthdays, it's a time of remembrance," said Capt. Ronald Underwood, USAG Grafenwoehr Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander. "It's especially important for these children to know what our ancestors have done, not just then, but all the major wars and battles that we've fought.

  • Army Community Service recognizes SHAPE, Chievres volunteers

    Jun 15, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- SHAPE and Chievres Garrison leadership thanked volunteers June 9 for their efforts in improving the joint, international community during the past year. More than 100 community volunteers were hailed at the Army Community Service-sponsored 2009 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon on SHAPE.

  • Brussels students help Afghani counterparts, a penny at a time

    Jun 15, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- How much is a penny worth' Not much, you might think, and it's become less and less over the years. For example, it takes 44 pennies to buy a postage stamp that will mail a First Class letter via the U.S. postal system. A popular U.S. weekly periodical sells for 495 pennies at a newsstand back in the U.S. Here in Europe, the small Euro cent has similarly low purchasing power. Both U.S. and European cents are becoming broadly unpopular with their respective publics, and are frequently kept in drawers and jars in lieu of being spent in western societies.

  • 229th celebrates 234th Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion hosted the 234th Army birthday ball June 13.

  • More than 200 make bid for triathlon title

    Jun 13, 2009

    More than 200 competitors gathered Saturday at the Main Post Bowling Alley parking lot to compete in the fourth annual Reverse Sprint Triathlon, consisting of a 5K run, 20K bike ride and a 550-meter swim. Participants made their way around Main Post running and biking and headed to Carey Pool to swim to the finish line.

  • Riverside marks its 100th year at Benning

    Jun 13, 2009

    Riverside sits on an 18-acre estate, a plot of land equal in size to the grounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This year, the white-columned frame house, home to a succession of commanding generals - including Omar Bradley, Courtney Hodges, Joseph Harper and Carmen Cavezza - turns a century old.

  • Soldiers complete mounted react to contact live fire

    Jun 13, 2009

    B Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, was among the first units on Sand Hill to complete the new mounted react to contact live fire June 1 and Tuesday. During the exercise, Soldiers in four humvees had to respond to an IED, dismount to pull security and pursue the enemy. The Soldiers and opposing force used high-speed paint ammunition during the scenario-driven event

  • Junior captains lock up in combatives tournament

    Jun 13, 2009

    A class of more than 150 junior officers from Maneuver Captains Career Course Team 2 capped off its Level 1 Army Combatives training with a tournament June 3. Champions emerged in six weight classifications. The event was held at Briant Wells Fieldhouse, home of the U.S. Army Combatives School.

  • District names Dexter teacher as Teacher of the Year

    Jun 13, 2009

    Pam Koon, who teaches physical education at Dexter Elementary, was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year for the Georgia/Alabama Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School district.

  • New home construction continues on post

    Jun 13, 2009

    Although the Residential Communities Initiative is only in its fourth year, more than 1,000 new homes have been built on Fort Benning and nearly 40 new homes in Dahlonega, Ga.

  • Defense Secretary Gates Visits Margraten

    Jun 13, 2009

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands -- U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, visited the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, during a conference break among international defense ministers meeting in the Limburg Province of the Netherlands, June 10. Here, he reflected on the sacrifices made by the 8,301 U.S. service members buried in this memorial cemetery after WWII, comparing it to the current sacrifices U.S. and coalition nations are making in Afghanistan. "It is a mission whose importance cannot and should not be underestimated, for it is critical to the security of both Europe and the United States," Gates said. "I am confident that we will summon the will and the courage to do whatever it takes in Afghanistan, just as we have in the past on battlefields that necessitated memorials like this one," Gates said. Read more at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx'id=54724

  • Community Covenant renewed on Army's 234th Birthday observance

    Jun 12, 2009

    Photo of Army Community Covenant and 234th Army Birthday observance.

  • Happy Birthday Army

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers from B Co. 229th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in a book reading for the children at the Monterey Road Child Development Center and the Porter Youth Center on Ord Military Community.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Getting krafty

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Arts & Crafts Center, here, held their annual Kids Kraft Kamp, June 10. General art classes are held every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. for first through sixth graders. Adult classes are also available. Call 808-655-4202 for more information.

  • Makani Pahili '09 tests joint response: Garrison readies for Category 4 winds

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Validating emergency operating plans and training officials to better protect the community, its members and installation assets, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) held its annual hurricane exercise, Makana Pahili, May 28-June 5.

  • 'Sex Signals' discusses preventing sexual assault through comedy

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most popular improvisational shows on the mainland touched down on U.S. Army soil, here, earlier this week, leaving its Army Combat Uniform-clad audiences both in stitches as well as in a pensive state regarding sexual encounters.

  • Oahu North summer shuttle making rounds, rider supervision required

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In order to provide increased access to our facilities for youth and Soldiers who may not have transportation from outlying communities or within our installations, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has initiated a summer bus shuttle service in the Oahu North communities.

  • South community shares concerns, stays informed at town hall

    Jun 12, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Nearly 100 people packed into the chapel, here, June 3, for the latest Oahu South Town Hall meeting, eager to share their concerns and listen to the advice of agency representatives from various directorates.

  • Families flock to the Honolulu Zoo for annual Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 12, 2009

    HONOLULU - It wasn't too difficult to coax Spc. Richard Allen out of his lair, June 6, to join the thousands who flocked to the zoo take advantage of the free food, entertainment and activities during the Military Appreciation Day.

  • Benning Soldiers cast in museum displays

    Jun 12, 2009

    Historical figures are coming to life at the National Infantry Museum. Dressed in a range of uniforms, from the WWII cold weather uniform to the modern ACU, more than 50 life-size sculptures modeled after Infantry Soldiers will be on display when the museum opens June 19.

  • Celebrating Flag Day should be standard

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

  • To the colors: the basics of flag folding by the 84th Engineer Battalion

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Hover over each photo for a description of the step in the flag-folding process.

  • Paratroopers make historic jump, visit battlefields on D-Day anniversary

    Jun 12, 2009

    Landing inside Drop Zone T off the coast of Normandy, 34 Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, participated in a historic parachute jump with paratroopers from around the world June 7 commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Monroe Birthday Concert Features Army Drill Team, Streamer Ceremony

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band honors the Army Birthday with an annual concert that includes a streamer ceremony highlighting the service's illustrious history

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 12, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought nearly 3,000 people to the i-wireless Center May 20, according to figures from Rock Island Arsenal. A total of 2,968 people attended the variety show performance by serving Soldiers in the United States Army.

  • Army Birthday Festivities On Fort Lee

    Jun 12, 2009

    Fort Lee celebrated the 234th Army Birthday on June 12, beginning with an NCO-led installation run, then an Army Birthday celebration -- featuring a mass re-enlistment ceremony -- then an afternoon of sports activities, including a golf tournament.

  • Wizards welcome Fort Leavenworth families

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Kansas City Wizards celebrated Soldiers and military families during Fort Leavenworth Military Appreciation Night at their game against the 2008 MLS Cup Champion Columbus Crew June 6 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

  • Fort Leavenworth troops named Combined Arms Center NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 12, 2009

    Sgt. Jovan Luna and Spc. Thomas Rincon, both of Fort Leavenworth, were named winners of the Combined Arms Center 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition at a ceremony June 5 at the Frontier Conference Center. A total of 12 NCOs and nine Soldiers from 10 different installations, schools and support activities in CAC participated in the competition June 1-5 at Fort Leavenworth. The physical and mental abilities of each NCO and Soldier were tested in several events including the Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, marksmanship, warrior tasks testing, a written essay and oral knowledge assessment board.

  • CGSCAca,!E+announces ILE class 2009-01 awards

    Jun 12, 2009

    At the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education graduation ceremony June 12, several members of the class of 2009-01 were singled out for honors and awards.

  • ESPNU Plans Day Of West Pooint Sports Programming

    Jun 12, 2009

    Story about ESPNU planning a day of West Point sports programming

  • It's A Matter Of Interpretation

    Jun 12, 2009

    Army Sgt. Major J.B. Spisso relied heavily on his Afghan interpreter to navigate through the customs and culture of Afghanistan when Spisso served as a trainer in advanced combat tactics.

  • U.S. Army Central wins safety award

    Jun 12, 2009

    U.S. Army Central was recognized for their outstanding safety and Army readiness by being selected as the winner of the 2008 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters Safety Award, June 8. The award was presented to Maj. Gen. Charles A. Anderson, USARCENT deputy commanding general, by Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, on behalf of Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey.

  • Fort Leavenworth celebrates 234th Army birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    A military police vehicle and the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth command team lead troops down Stimson Avenue on a 3-mile fun run to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday June 12 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The fun run was followed by remarks and a cake cutting.

  • Army chaplain assistants celebrate century of selfless servitude to Soldiers, community

    Jun 12, 2009

    Batman had Robin, the Lone Ranger had Tonto, Sherlock Holmes had Watson and Don Quixote had Sancho Panza. While these sidekicks may not share the fame of their mentors, they all helped their leaders accomplish their missions and earn their praise, while gaining their own popularity as well. This year, the Army and the Army chaplain corps are celebrating their own sidekicks, the chaplain assistants, who are celebrating a century of service

  • Simulator lets you feel heat without getting burned

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Army knows that realistic training is the best for properly preparing Soldiers for their duties, and have taken numerous steps to ensure that today's training truly replicates the modern battlefield. Now, with the arrival of a new piece of equipment, the firemen who serve these Soldiers and their families on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem are also getting some of the most realistic fire prevention training. The BullEx Fire Prevention and Life Safety Trailer is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that replicates a kitchen and industrial type environment and fires that can be encountered there.

  • Fort Lee Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers, Marines and Civilians at Fort Lee, Va., gathered to celebrate the 234th Army Birthday with an NCO-led installation run.

  • Learning military leadership from the experts

    Jun 12, 2009

    The leaders in our military community - officers, NCOs and Civilian employees - will have two opportunities this summer to help young adults who have an interest in the military aspire to great heights. The students are participants in the LeadAmerica youth leadership conference. LeadAmerica is an educational organization that sponsors academic-based leadership programs for outstanding high school and middle school students.

  • Soldiers trade MREs for hot dogs

    Jun 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 3,000 Fort Jackson Soldiers got a break from training Saturday to enjoy a Columbia Blowfish baseball game as the club celebrated military appreciation night.

  • Fort Jackson college grads honored in on-post ceremony

    Jun 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nine college graduates were recognized in a ceremony at the Main Post Chapel yesterday. The students were the first recognized in what organizers hope becomes an annual occurence.

  • 51st Chemical Company performs decontamination training

    Jun 12, 2009

    Fort Polk's 51st Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, performed decontamination training on aircraft and unit vehicles at Polk Army Airfield June 4.

  • Fort Bragg children celebrate Army's birthday target_ab2009

    Jun 12, 2009

    Slide show of 12 June activities at Fort Bragg's Tolson Youth Center.

  • Fishing for God's word at 'Crocodile Dock'

    Jun 12, 2009

    Fort Gillem's vacation bible school, Crocodile Dock, started June 8. The five-day bible class teaches children a new biblical principal daily through a variety of lessons, videos, crafts, skits and interactive storytelling with counselors. A second camp, to be held on Fort McPherson, from June 22 - 26.

  • Chaplain recalls path to making history

    Jun 12, 2009

    Muslims, Jews and Christians usually worship on different days in different places. But the celebration of a U.S. Army Chaplain Corps pioneer brought members of the three faith groups together at the Main Post Chapel Friday. Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in a ceremony that Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, USACHCS commandant, called historic.

  • Battle mind: Training mentally arms Soldiers for combat

    Jun 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Upon arriving to Fort Jackson for Basic Combat Training, new Soldiers are issued all the equipment they need to survive. But among the Kevlar, body armor and weapons, these Soldiers are issued nothing to protect their minds.

  • 5-25 Rangers represent division, Fort Polk at 'Best Ranger' competition

    Jun 12, 2009

    A two-man team of officers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment -- 1st Lt. Grant Barge and Capt. Robert Killian -- competed in and completed the 26th Annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., May 8-10. Barge, a platoon leader with Battery A and marathon runner from West Palm Beach, Fla., and Killian, a battalion signal officer and world-class triathlete from Charleston, S.C., finished in 23rd place.

  • Acts spread God's word through music

    Jun 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Darby Field was transformed into a sanctuary Saturday afternoon as Soldiers, retirees, civilians and guests clapped their hands and swayed during a free gospel concert.

  • Tearing down to build up: Demolishing Polk's World War II-era barracks necessary for new growth

    Jun 12, 2009

    Timothy Bullock, project superintendent for Charter Environmental, has taken part in the demolition of 74 buildings on Fort Polk since February. Charter was awarded the contract to demolish the World War II-era buildings on Fort Polk by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Corps' facilities reduction program. The company has also demolished buildings at Fort Rucker, Ala., Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Gordon, Ga. and Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Polk's O-16696 oldest operational aircraft in Army

    Jun 12, 2009

    An OH-58 "Huey" helicopter, tail number O-16696, assigned to Fort Polk's 5th Aviation Battalion, reached the ripe old age of 40 June 3 and a birthday party of sorts was held for the distinguished lady at the helipad next to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk headquarters building. Not only did she turn 40, in doing so she cemented her status as the oldest flying aircraft in the Army inventory.

  • Fort Eustis breaks ground for new TRADOC complex

    Jun 12, 2009

    TRADOC breaks ground for new buildings at Fort Eustis

  • All-American Pastime, Army Go Hand-in-Hand

    Jun 12, 2009

    More than 40 3rd Infantry Division, Special Troops "Legion" Battalion Soldiers and their Families used the Historic Grayson Stadium here as a site for a Battalion Hail and Farewell.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Honors Hundreds For Selfless Service

    Jun 12, 2009

    Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo honored hundreds of volunteers for their selfless service, June 4, during the Hunter Army Airfield Volunteer Appreciation Picnic held at the Hunter Club.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers Show Off Cars

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fort Stewart Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers held their first car show Saturday, June 6.

  • New Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Plans to Maintain, Improve

    Jun 12, 2009

    Colonel Kevin W. Milton's initial goals as the new garrison commander for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield reflect his combat arms background - hold the ground that has already been taken and continue to press forward. He responded to a variety of questions during an informal interview conducted outside garrison headquarters, June 5.

  • New Commander Brings Love of Family, Country to Hunter Army Airfield

    Jun 12, 2009

    Lieutenant Colonel Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield's new garrison commander, is grateful for his early years in Mexico before moving to Texas at age 10 with his four younger sisters. As the son of a migrant worker, he didn't have television or the typical possessions of most American kids - but he did have fun.

  • Camp Darby celebrates 234th Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - The young and the old, U.S. service members and Italian military and carabinieri members, retirees and family members all gathered together to celebrate the 234th Army Birthday with a special ball at Camp Darby, Italy.

  • Savannah Vets Remember D-Day

    Jun 12, 2009

    It was an emotional day for the World War II veterans who gathered for the D-Day anniversary ceremony outside Post 135 as the 3rd Infantry Division Band played patriotic songs, June 6. They attended the ceremony to remember the battle they fought on the shores of Normandy 65 years ago, and to honor those who live and those who have fallen.

  • Schweinfurt celebrates the Army's birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers from around U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt celebrated the Army's 234th birthday June 11, as the community marked the occasion there.

  • 2009 Global Medic exercise

    Jun 12, 2009

    Hundreds of Reserve Soldiers from around the country participate in a two-week series of large scale medical training exercises.

  • Dating Doctor gives Griffins remedies for love, dating

    Jun 12, 2009

  • Discover Korea: Why do Koreans bow'

    Jun 12, 2009

    With more than 5,000 years of history, Korea is rich in tradition. One of those traditions, bowing, has roots in the Three Kingdoms era. Visitors to Korea may consider adopting the tradition of bowing during their stay.

  • Yongsan community honors Army birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch, other Soldiers, and newly-arrived Camp Adventure volunteers joined children in a cake-cutting ceremony, June 12, at Child and Youth Services to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Casey's American Red Cross gives Dog First-Aid class

    Jun 12, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - A first for Area I, the local American Red Cross completed a "Dog First Aid" certification course June 6.

  • JSIVA: Red Cloud has best antiterrorism program

    Jun 12, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Between April 27 and May 6, USAG-Red Cloud underwent a Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment. Not only was the assessment successful, the judgment of the JSIVA team was Red Cloud garrison has the best anti-terrorism program the team has seen.

  • Famous bands rock Casey

    Jun 12, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers and Family members had a rock in' good time on the evening of May 29 when Armed Forces Entertainment brought two popular U.S. rock bands on post. The show was a double billing of Default and Trapt, two bands currently taking up space on the airwaves of popular music.

  • Yongsan celebrates 234th Army birthday with fun run

    Jun 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 500 Yongsan troops and supporting community members ran in a 5K fun run beginning outside Collier Field House 6:30 a.m. June 12.

  • Casey entertained by top university choir

    Jun 12, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers, Civilians and Family members were entertained by the concert choir of Penn State University in West Chapel May 26 on USAG-Casey and May 27 on the Village Green at USAG-Red Cloud. The eclectic program consisted of both liturgical and secular music focusing on music of living and past black American composers, both men and women.

  • 17th Ordnance Company celebrates friendship

    Jun 12, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - "We go together", is the mantra of United States Forces Korea, and means a great deal to the 17th Ordnance Company, since its mission is in cooperation with Republic of Korea Army and the company is made up of Korean National employees and Korean Services Corps members.

  • Garrison commander signs MOU with local church

    Jun 12, 2009

    Signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the Conduct of Public Affairs Operations are Thomas Vasel (left), pastor of Uijeongbu Baptist Church, and Col. Larry "Pepper Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison-Red Cloud commander. The MOU, signed May 28, establishes a working relationship between USAG-Red Cloud and Uijeongbu Baptist Church for the use of church facilities as necessary to host press conferences and interviews when such functions could hinder essential operations on post. Jackson thanked Pastor Vasel for his willingness to support Soldiers and Families as a part of the overall community.

  • Soldiers, Civialians, and Family members revel in Hukilau celebration on Casey

    Jun 12, 2009

    Hukilau revelers were entertained by these three Korean traditional music instrumentalists performing on (from left to right) the traditional Korean violin, Ah geang, the Korean traditional lyre, Geo mun go, and the traditional Korean flute, Pi ri during the USAG-Casey celebration of Asian Heritage Month, or Hukilau, which took place in the Casey Community Activity Center May 16.

  • Commander applauds workforce at town hall meeting

    Jun 12, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, and members of the USAG-Casey and Red Cloud chain of command spoke to the directorates and others in attendance during the quarterly Workforce Town Hall meeting May 19 in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center, which was broadcast by live television feed to Red Cloud Theater for the Red Cloud workforce.

  • Camp Semaphore teaches cadets military lessons

    Jun 12, 2009

    High School JROTC cadets complete the Signal Corps summer Camp Semaphore

  • Local high school helps Army celebrate 234th birthday

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Seaside High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students helped the Army celebrate its 234th birthday June 11 by performing for the children of the Porter Youth Center on Ord Military Community.

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