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  • Schweinfurt training area opens up for 173rd ABCT exercise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The Army is constantly altering its training methods and objectives to fully prepare Soldiers for the current threats and contingencies. In an effort to meet these demands and increase Soldiers' readiness, Camp Robertson, part of the Schweinfurt local training area, has upgraded its facilities to provide the tools and equipment needed for collective pre-deployment training.

  • Register now for upcoming job fair on post

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "Network and network early," Vickie Washington said. "Because it's through networks and contacts you've made that you may ultimately find a job."

  • Captain using Ironman to highlight Wounded Warrior cause

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CPT Jason Tebedo has experienced at least half the pain of a triathlon. He'll face the full brunt next month. On Oct. 10, he's scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii, an endurance race that leads participants over 2.4 miles of swimming through ocean waves, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

  • 9/11 hero, Vietnam veteran to be honored next to World Trade Center steel

    Sep 10, 2009

    Retired Col. Rick Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran who died during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, will be honored with the unveiling of a bronze statue Sept. 17 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 9/11 Pentagon victims recall their journey of survival

    Sep 10, 2009

    Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of all Americans.

  • West Point Trophy Point team place five in top 25

    Sep 10, 2009

    In June, the West PointDirectorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center enlisted 20 community women in a 12-week triathlon-training program to prepare for the Aug. 30 New York Diamond Girl Sprint Triathlon at Harriman State Park.

  • Buffalo Soldier Memorial Service at West Point

    Sep 10, 2009

    Retired Buffalo Soldier Sgt. Sanders Matthews (left); 1st Lt. Jessie Mooney, Military Police Company platoon leader and wreath bearer; and Col. Ricanthony Ashley, chief of radiology at Keller Army Community Hospital, Class of 1986 and guest speaker for the 48th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony held Sept. 6, placed the wreath during the ceremony and rendered appropriate honors.

  • Encrypted key distribution over SIPR unlocks lifesaving capability

    Sep 10, 2009

    To avoid having to physically courier electronic encryption data known as encrypted key across the battlefield, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) has developed a new capability to send it electronically over the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET).

  • Secret Service AIAD leads to meeting with President for West Point cadet

    Sep 10, 2009

    An Academic Individual Advanced Development trip is designed to introduce cadets to the world, to give them insight into potential majors or hands-on experience with chosen career paths. Rarely, if ever, does it afford a cadet the opportunity for face time with the senior person in the organization. However, for Yearling Sam Lough, his path to his summer AIAD with the U.S. Secret Service started at the top with the director, Mark Sullivan, and led to some one-on-one time with President Obama.

  • 3rd ID celebrates single Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2009

    Games, food and fun set the tone for single troops of the Marne Division as the Fort Stewart Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program hosted Single Soldier Appreciation Week, Sept. 2-3. The event not only spotlighted single Soldiers, but helped boost Soldier morale and enhance Soldiers' quality of life.

  • Special project oversees orderly drawdown from Iraq

    Sep 10, 2009

    In line with the current agreement to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2011, the Communications and Electronics Command's Life Cycle Management Command, has stood up a drawdown Special Project Office to coordinate a successful drawdown of a vast amount of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment fielded in Iraq over the past six years.

  • Hunter vounteer honored for service

    Sep 10, 2009

    Marcia Steele, who was honored recently with the Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, doesn't have to hear the words "thank you" when she helps someone. She really likes to hear those words, of course. But she said her deepest, "heartfelt satisfaction" comes just from the knowledge that "I have been able to help someone. I have done a kind deed." Steele, wife of deployed Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Steele, was the first Hunter Army Airfield recipient of the award in about 19 years. She was nominated for providing more than 4,000 hours of service to Army Community Services and other organizations since 2006.

  • Dutch Royal Family visits West Point

    Sep 10, 2009

    His Royal Highness, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (second from left), speaks with Firstie John Gilmore on the steps of Washington Hall Tuesday. The Prince, and his wife, Princess Maxima, in red speaking with Firstie Eric Bernau, visited West Point to commemmorate the Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's passage up the waterway that bears his name. The Dutch Royal Family had lunch with the Corps of Cadets before the Prince spoke to about 80 cadets in the Haig Room of Jefferson Library.

  • 3rd CAB deploys to Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2009

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade wrote a new chapter in the Marne Division history book when its Medical Evacuation Company deployed to Afghanistan, Sept. 3, from Hunter Army Airfield. Whereas the majority of the division will be returning to Iraq, the aviation brigade will join the surge into Afghanistan, representing the 3rd Infantry Division on a new battlefield.

  • Service academies' cadet leadership meet at West Point

    Sep 10, 2009

    Cadet and midshipmen leadership from the five service academies came together to improve individual leadership skills in the areas of goal setting, team building and problem solving, as well as strengthening the ties among the cadet and midshipmen leadership of the five service academies at the 28th annual Robert T. Stevens Leadership Conference Aug. 30-Sept. 3 at West Point.

  • In hard times, remember the lessons of Sept. 12

    Sep 10, 2009

    The U.S. Labor Department's latest employment report, released Sept. 4, places the jobless rate at 9.7 percent. Sept. 3, the U.S. National Association of Realtors confirmed that home sales in the second quarter of 2009 are down 2.9 percent from 2008 levels, which had been the worst year for home sales in nearly a decade.

  • Celebrating our nation's Constitution

    Sep 10, 2009

    "We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . ." These familiar words are the preamble to what may be the most important legal document in modern world history - the Constitution of the United States. This document provides the basis for the protections that we sometimes take for granted - freedoms that are not enjoyed in other nations.

  • 3/7 Inf operation helps develop stronger Families

    Sep 10, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is committed to the wellbeing of its Soldiers and Family Members, and the Cottonbaler Battalion is doing their part in this commitment through an initiative dubbed "Operation Able Baler." The two-week operation allowed leaders within the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment to become more familiar with their troops and their Families and helped to build a stronger, more independent team for the upcoming deployment.

  • Marne Soldiers inducted into Sgt Audie Murphy Club

    Sep 10, 2009

    Two Marne Soldiers carried on his legacy when they were inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony held in the Patriot Auditorium in Winn Army Community Hospital, Sept. 1.

  • The Knot ties Belvoir to good weddings

    Sep 10, 2009

    If the thought of planning a wedding reception is overwhelming, try planning four receptions a week. That's what the staff at Fort Belvoir's Officers' Club does on a regular basis. In fact, they hold about three to four every Saturday.

  • New chaplain takes deputy position

    Sep 10, 2009

    Back in his homeland, the Philippines, everyone always thought Chaplain (Maj.) Felix Sermon changed his name because he was a chaplain.

  • Combined Federal Campaign starting soon

    Sep 10, 2009

    Though it will not officially begin until Oct. 1, information on this year's Combined Federal Campaign will be available at select tables during Fort Belvoir's Garrison Organization Day, Sept. 18.

  • Back to School

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Dr Condoleezza Rice visits Stewart, celebrates Women's Equality with 3rd ID

    Sep 10, 2009

    On a crisp, cool Atlanta morning, three Blackhawks took off from Brown Airfield, carrying Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division across the Atlanta skyline to Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart welcomed the former Secretary of State, Sept. 8 to speak on Women's Equality in the Army. The event, hosted by 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, focused on the trials and tribulations of women throughout history. Dr. Rice was the keynote speaker for the event. She also visited the Raider Dining Facility to have lunch with Soldiers, and she visited Warriors Walk.

  • New Parent Support Group celebrates special day, milestone with Families

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "Happy Birthday to you, and you and you ..." As multicolored balloons and bouncing beach balls filled the air, 28 people celebrated a joint birthday party for the New Parent Support Program. Nine adult Family members, three Soldiers and 16 children attended the annual birthday party Sept. 3 at Army Community Service.

  • Retirement Services Office holds appreciation day next week

    Sep 10, 2009

    Military retirees, widows and widowers are invited to Fort Belvoir's Retiree Appreciation and Widow/Widower Day Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Barden Education Center, room 160.

  • Gates has candid talk with Belvoir Soldiers, parents

    Sep 10, 2009

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made his visit to Fort Belvoir a special one Tuesday, as he met with military families to better understand the challenges facing their children, particularly those who have both parents on active duty.

  • Hunter says goodbye to Pinwheel Barracks

    Sep 10, 2009

    After 55 years of housing Soldiers, the last of three Pinwheel Barracks is finally coming down on Hunter Army Airfield. In place of the historic barracks, the Savannah District of the Army Corps of Engineers will build six, 72-man barrack complexes on Horace Emmet Wilson Blvd. for 3rd Combat Aviation Soldiers, according to Calvin Shipman, Hunter's project manager for the new construction. Construction of four of the barracks is scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2013 at a cost of $11.5 million; construction of the other two is scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2014 at a cost of $5.9 million.

  • Corps of Engineers program saves IMCOM money, paves way for Guard/Reserve center

    Sep 10, 2009

    Facilities Reduction Program's largest project to date removed excess family housing units at Moffett Field, Calif.

  • Fort Riley buckles up for safety's sake

    Sep 10, 2009

    Buckle up for safety's sake and for the sake of the 1st Infantry Division and Garrison Safety Offices. The offices, in conjunction with the Directorate of Emergency Services, did seat belt checks Sept. 3 as part of Motor Vehicle Safety Day.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program's respite care gives special needs Families time to recoup

    Sep 10, 2009

    The Exceptional Family Member Program's respite care gives Families of individuals with special needs an opportunity to rest. The program provides care for special needs individuals so the primary caregivers can have some time off.

  • Family Life Ministries Center offers guidance in time of need

    Sep 10, 2009

    Three words sum up the counseling services offered at the Family Life Ministries Center: experienced, confidential and free.

  • Retired APG NCO receives national award

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Platoon sergeants still support AIT Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2009

    Commentary: Platoon sergeants still support AIT Soldiers

  • Help is available for Soldiers, civilians during tough economic times

    Sep 10, 2009

    Help is available for Soldiers, civilians during tough economic times

  • Fort Eustis, Story WTU and Boss Soldiers welcome students back to school

    Sep 10, 2009

    Fort Eustis, Story WTU and Boss Soldiers welcome students back to school

  • Commentary: Free health care available to those willing to sacrifice

    Sep 10, 2009

    As Americans and their elected officials heatedly debate how to implement universal health care, the value of that compensation for the U.S. military is left out of the equation.

  • Alaska Soldiers learn to play safe in the Last Frontier

    Sep 9, 2009

    Soldiers at Fort Richardson, Alaska, receive safety training on many of the off-duty outdoor activities available to them while stationed in the Last Frontier, including cold-weather camping, hunting and snowmobiling.

  • Marines, Sailors summit Army's Assault Climber Course

    Sep 9, 2009

    As their training draws to a close, Marines and Navy Corpsmen at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center's Assault Climber Course put their newly acquired mountaineering skills to the test, conducting alpine operations in the rugged hills of the Alaska Range.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • Salvation Army Supports IFPEX at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 9, 2009

    Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Exercises are performed at the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • Quick Reaction Capability 1 Soldiers to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Sep 9, 2009

    Sixteen Soldiers from Company E., Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion became the first Extended Range Multi-Purpose unit to train for deployment as part of UAS in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Quick Reaction Capability 1 training is the first of its kind. It was not scheduled to begin earlier than 2011, however Secretary of Defense Robert Gates saw an increasing need to further use manned and unmanned systems to increase support for Soldiers deployed to OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom. Under the direction of Gates the QRC1 training timeline was advanced, with the first company to be fielded by fall 2009.

  • U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, gains new commander

    Sep 9, 2009

    Under a sunny Arizona sky and before an audience of more than 300 guests, Fort Huachuca lost one commander and gained another. After remarks by J. Randall Robinson, director of Installation Management Command West and hosting official, U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Melissa Sturgeon handed over USAG command to Col. Timothy Faulkner who was formerly stationed here.

  • RTS-Maintenance at Fort McCoy gets perfect inspection score

    Sep 9, 2009

    The Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance organization at Fort McCoy has become the first Army Reserve maintenance organization and one of the few Armywide to receive a perfect score in its reaccreditation process, said Maj. Stephen Skelton.

  • Family Connections program

    Sep 9, 2009

  • 2009 MI Hall of Fame Inducts Seven

    Sep 9, 2009

  • Florida Army National Guard unit conducts mobilization training at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Sep 9, 2009

    Soldiers from the 631st Maintenance Company knew their sunny mid-August cruise through the Fort McCoy countryside wouldn't be particularly quiet and peaceful.

  • SSI NCOs donate time, money to VA

    Sep 9, 2009

    Non-commissioned officers from Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute recently donated $3,000 to the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Soldiers inducted into NCO Corps

    Sep 9, 2009

    Seven Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment were officially inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps in a ceremony Sept. 3 at Daniel Circle Chapel.

  • Program helps children stay positive

    Sep 9, 2009

    Now in its third year, the Child and Youth Behavioral Program is making positive strides within Fort Jackson's youth services offerings.

  • Office mishap unlocks some 'me' time

    Sep 9, 2009

    Wednesday is the busiest day for those of us who work at the Leader. It is production day - the day we actually send the newspaper to our publisher, and the last day to make sure everything is just how we want it to be printed.

  • Honor Duty

    Sep 9, 2009

    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Columbia native Spc. Abraham Wheeler is taken off a jet at Owens Airfield Sept. 3 by an honor guard from the 187th Ordnance Battalion. Wheeler died Aug. 28 in Afghanistan from combat-related injuries. He was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Blackmon: 'Never be complacent'

    Sep 9, 2009

    In the 27 years Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Blackmon has served, he has been assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Wackernheim, Germany. He has deployed to Panama. Blackmon said his most memorable experience in the Army is when he graduated from Ranger School.

  • WWII Bomb Causes Closure at ChiAfA..vres Air Base

    Sep 9, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium-As construction crews work to enhance the future of ChiAfA..vres Air Base with a new commissary, the community was reminded of the installation's past Sept. 9. While trenching behind the building to install new light poles, a contractor unearthed a German WWII training bomb.

  • Suicide prevention week educates, promotes awareness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Over the years, the Army has emphasized that no Soldier stands alone. However, with recent increases in suicides and the numbers continuing to rise, the concept has become ever so significant.

  • Focus on teachers: Leaders address crucial role of DoDDS educators

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Teachers and administrators were welcomed to Baumholder and Wiesbaden during special events.

  • First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative rolls out across IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 9, 2009

    The new First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative - FSBI - rolled out across Installation Management Command-Europe on Sept. 1. The program affects the management of the single Soldiers barracks. However, the general principles of the program have already been in effect within the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux for several years.

  • Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club opens doors to community

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden community members got an inside look at the wide range of resources, services and opportunities available in and around the garrison Aug. 26 at the Community Activity Center. The Community Fair, hosted by the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club, offered newcomers and those who have been here for a while a chance to learn about everything from events in the city of Wiesbaden, courtesy of the city's Marketing Office, to upcoming WCSC programs.

  • 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss

    Sep 9, 2009

    Being in the military, sooner or later everyone has to pack up and move. But what if your baggage includes numerous tanks, half-tracks, artillery pieces and a building full of old uniforms, weapons and other military paraphernalia'

  • Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2009

    Military homeowners are facing tough financial decisions in the current housing market. In the last year three Soldiers have approached U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service financial counselors with questions about how to stay out of bankruptcy in association with their homes back in the United States.

  • Operation Rising Star hits high notes in Wiesbaden

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There were some missed notes and forgotten lyrics, boos from the audience and moments when the judges were simply lost for words - everything you'd expect at a singing competition.

  • Unit-level boxers battle for bragging rights at Wiesbaden tournament

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden's Unit-level Boxing Championship opened with a bang Aug. 29.

  • Women's Equality event links personal, professional development

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aug. 26, Women's Equality Day, came and went for most with little notice. Crafted from the struggles of women promoting suffrage and honed from the fight for equal rights, the day which celebrates the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution passed with little fanfare.

  • Fox hunting: German and American hunters share traditions, sport during first Wiesbaden community ev

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a great day for a hunt, as members of Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation's Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program joined fellow German and American hunters near Wiesbaden Army Airfield Aug. 30.

  • Briefings prepare 1st Armored Division Soldiers, families for Iraq deployment

    Sep 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Before the three-hour pre-deployment briefing on Aug. 27 got underway, Maj. Gen. Terry Wolff, made one thing clear to members of 1st Armored Division's Special Troops Battalion.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Ready Army and National Preparedness Month Proclamation

    Sep 8, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, IMCOM commander, proclaims September as Ready Army and National Preparedness Month.

  • And the Winner is: RRAD named recipient of the Robert T. Mason Award

    Sep 8, 2009

    RRAD awarded Robert T. Mason Award for second time.

  • Feedback Powers Users Conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    Feedback from Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines attending the Department of Defense (DoD) Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) User Conference are expected to strengthen products, prototypes and future conferences.

  • BOSS advisor receives award for going 'beyond the call of duty'

    Sep 8, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Had you asked her 28 years ago, perhaps she wouldn't have known about the kind of passion she would develop in the forthcoming years to serve single Soldiers to the best of her ability.

  • Students, graduates with disabilities team up with government employers

    Sep 8, 2009

    By the time her senior year of college was ending in 2009, Annie Chambers was losing hope of finding a full time job.

  • Hohenfels local nationals learn about leadership through Civilian Education System classes

    Sep 8, 2009

    Though she already holds a degree in business management and economics from the State University of New York, when Vesna Gaddy saw an opportunity to attend a course to hone her business leadership skills, she said she jumped at the chance. Gaddy, a Property Book Office supply technician is the first local national employee from U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels to attend a Civilian Education System course since the benefit was extended to local nationals last year.

  • ASYMCA, Sierra Club offer free weekend camp in September

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation are funding free weekend camping opportunities for military families through the Honolulu Armed Services YMCA.

  • 500th MI Bde. event supports, highlights women's equality

    Sep 6, 2009

  • Federal Survey Card impacts school funding

    Sep 6, 2009

    Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks' Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools'

  • SYNERGY kids club off to energizing start

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Dozens of children gathered at the Porter Community Center, here, to help launch Army Hawaii Family Housing's (AHFH) new SYNERGY program, Aug. 28.

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Operation Headrest

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - More than 180 preschool through eighth grade students decorated pillowcases with pictures and welcome home messages for single Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Battalion Combat Team (IBCT) expected to return home to Hawaii in September.

  • Way of the Warrior: Native Hawaiian lecture series reveals ancient secrets

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The much-anticipated Native Hawaiian lecture series got off to a rousing start, Friday, as military leaders were introduced to one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets: the ancient fighting art known as lua.

  • Awarding scholarship

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Mikael Anthony Torres (center, right), a 2009 graduate of Waipahu High School and a freshman at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, gathers with sponsors and family for a keepsake photo as this year's recipient of the Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, awarded in memory of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

  • Customer service survey gives voice to Soldiers, families, civilians

    Sep 6, 2009

    Whenever you're asked, "How are you today'" do you usually respond with "fine" or some other quick response'

  • JVEF partnership impacts Hawaii schools

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii - Top educators gathered with high-ranking military personnel and lawmakers under one roof, here, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, Aug. 27, for the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • Campbell's Rakkasan appears on television game show

    Sep 4, 2009

    When a Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier went to Nashville to audition for the game show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" he never expected to make it all the way to the hot seat in New York. Now 1st Lt. Jacob Shaha, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, is $25,000 richer and it's all thanks to his wife.

  • Suicide prevention takes a village

    Sep 4, 2009

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, and across post, commanders, directors and behavioral health professionals are teaming to raise awareness of this senseless loss of life.

  • Student-pilots graduate ready for combat

    Sep 4, 2009

    After completion of Initial Entry Rotary Wing training on the TH-67 Creek helicopter, flight school students begin the final phase of their journey to become Army pilots.

  • Fire prevention, training officers earn top honors

    Sep 4, 2009

    Fort Rucker Fire Department's six fire inspectors attained a perfect score for adequately ensuring 13 million square feet of buildings and airfields here are safe for use, according to a recent Department of the Army inspection.

  • Learning to cope: Annual World Burn Congress gives burn patients support hope for future

    Sep 4, 2009

    Twenty-seven Soldiers, Sailors and Marines undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center joined 850 survivors at the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' 21st Annual World Burn Congress Aug. 27-29 in New York City to share experiences and practical advice about the road to recovery.

  • ESHOCAMP team cites outstanding performers

    Sep 4, 2009

    Marcie Hart, Brooke Army Medical Center and Chris Neubeck, Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, were cited as outstanding performers Aug. 28 during an out-briefing for an assessment of Fort Sam Houston's Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program with U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Mary Garr.

  • 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry Soldiers deploy to Iraq

    Sep 4, 2009

    A deployment ceremony was held Aug. 28 at Army Community Service for six Soldiers from the 42nd Medical Detachment Optometry and their Families. "There are typically five optometry teams in Iraq at any given time ... between 11 and 13 optometrists and just over 40 supporting eye technicians and opticians are basing in Iraq each year. These teams are currently at 11 Forward Operating Bases; each team provides support for over 15,000 service members," said guest speaker Lt. Col. Scott Fischer, commander, 264th Medical Battalion

  • Food carvings equals recipe for fun with summer campers

    Sep 4, 2009

    Neil Gomes admits that while he did pay attention in culinary school, he couldn't help but play with his food. While this may not have brought smiles to the faces of parents having to deal with children at the dinner table, it put plenty of smiles on the faces of the children attending the Fort McPherson Child, Youth and School Services center summer camp.

  • Suicide prevention: none of us stands alone

    Sep 4, 2009

    As Soldiers, we pride ourselves on being lean, mean, fighting machines. Whether we're on alert on a battlefield or skirmishing against a paperwork monster deskside, we take on the challenges and responsibilities of the military service with a robust "Hooah!" and the knowledge that being part of the world's greatest Army means dealing with more than our fair share of stress.

  • Bluebirds help Boy Scout land Eagle

    Sep 4, 2009

    It took eight years, but Ross Diggs finally achieved his aspiration to become an Eagle Scout. Ross, 15, was awarded the coveted badge Aug. 29 at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • Battlemind for Spouses enhances resiliency

    Sep 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - The main goal of Battlemind for Spouses is to make spouses aware of potential issues or concerns that may arise from the reunion with their Soldiers. It addresses issues or concerns the spouse may have when the couple reunites.

  • NASCAR's Ryan Newman makes a pit stop at Fort Benning

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman, preparing for this weekend's Pep Boys Auto 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, stopped off at Fort Benning Wednesday for a round of appearances.

  • Post becomes Maneuver Center Oct. 1

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will become the Maneuver Center of Excellence effective Oct. 1, with the post commander, MG Michael Ferriter, designated commanding general of the MCOE, announced Jay Brown, Base Realignment and Closure project manager, during the monthly BRAC community update Tuesday at the National Infantry Museum.

  • ID card scanners in use at Eddie Bridge gate

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Starting Tuesday, Eddie Bridge gate guards will begin scanning identification cards for all personnel entering post from the southeast side of Lawson Army Airfield.

  • Vietnam-era panel discusses challenges of 3rd HBCT's upcoming advisory mission

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Seven former advisers in Vietnam and one Vietnamese officer met with more than 30 officers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Friday at the National Infantry Museum to discuss the challenges and lessons they learned in developing partnerships.

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