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  • Post internet, phone services to receive upgrade

    Sep 16, 2009

    Internet and telephone connectivity at more than 100 buildings on Fort Jackson will be upgraded in the next three years.

  • Pledge of support

    Sep 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, fills out his pledge card for the Combined Federal Campaign in his office Friday. The campaign collects donations from service members and federal employees and runs through Dec. 31.

  • New site prepares interpreters for BCT

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new initiative gives Soldiers aiming to be interpreters/translators a head start on learning military skills before they arrive at Basic Combat Training.

  • Never forget

    Sep 16, 2009

    Soldiers with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) unveil a monument commemorating the 9/11 attacks during the battalion's Patriot's Day ceremony Sept. 11. The ceremony included a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

  • MPs show off their skills in Army-wide competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    A group of Soldiers from Fort Jackson's 17th Military Police Detachment is hoping a lot of hard training will pay off at this week's 68th Warfighter Team Competition.

  • Concerts deliver spiritual message

    Sep 16, 2009

    More than 4,000 Soldiers packed the Solomon Center Sunday for the last event in this year's summer concert series, featuring Christian artist Bethany Dillon.

  • Chaplains answer call to serve Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    I am hard pressed to find the right words to describe the Army chaplaincy without repeating accolades that undoubtedly have been voiced many times in the last couple of hundred years of the Army Chaplain Corps' existence.

  • T-School conducts its first Greening Course

    Sep 16, 2009

    T-School conducts its first Greening Course

  • We Were Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    We Were Soldiers

  • On the job at Tobyhanna-Structural Repair Branch

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Structural Repair Branch's 120-plus employees provide worldwide mission support to the warfighter by repairing and overhauling shelters, antennas and components for the following: AN/TRC-190 Multichannel Radio Terminal, AN/TRC-170 Troposcatter Wideband Communications System, AN/TSC-147 Radio Set, AN/TYQ-23 Command and Control System, AN/ASM-146 and 147 shelters, and AN/TPN-19 and AN/MPN-14K Landing Control Central (radar sets). The shop is undergoing a Lean Renovation to improve productivity and reduce on-the-job injuries. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate

  • 89th returns from deployment

    Sep 16, 2009

    89th returns from deployment

  • Industrial shop tops 5 year safety milestone

    Sep 16, 2009

    Employees in one of Tobyhanna's industrial shops have worked for five years without any recordable injuries.

  • Army Jazzers travel miles, sharing music a la Miles, at Mile-High City

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band head to Denver for jazz performance with famed Marvin Hamlisch and Colorado Symphony Orchestra Sept. 25 and 26. Master Sgt. Michael Johnston, trumpeter, looks forward to returning to his hometown to perform, educate local residents.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large development laboratory for the second year in a

    Sep 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • Haager relinquishes command to Spain

    Sep 16, 2009

    In a ceremony on Conn Barracks Sept. 15, Lt. Col. Everett Spain assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, succeeding Lt. Col. Anthony Haager, who commanded the garrison since July 2006.

  • Army civilian runs 25 hours straight for charity

    Sep 16, 2009

    As the hours rolled by you could feel the sense of awe building among the runners and spectators around the roughly one-kilometer Wiesbaden-Kurpark track.

  • Army selects two ACOE finalists from Korea

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Alaska Soldiers dive into water survival training

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Obstacle course, Alaska style

    Sep 15, 2009

    Soldiers of Fort Wainwright, Alaska's Aviation Task Force 49 bring Warrior task training to life with a series of outdoor events and obstacles.

  • Yes, Watervliet, there is such a thing as a free ride

    Sep 15, 2009

    Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce may believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, some have found that by going "green" there is such a thing as a free ride. No, the Arsenal workforce is not participating in a television realty show that would have them pimp their rides. But what a few energy conscious wonderers have found is that the federal and New York state governments will pay for their transportation to and from work.

  • Soldiers' Chorus vocalist pays tribute through song

    Sep 15, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Rose Ryon performs at a special Patriot Day tribute at the Intrepid Museum in New York City Sep. 12.

  • Current Fort Benning Flu Condition Level: Orange

    Sep 15, 2009

    ORANGE: Novel or unexpected flu-like activity Aggressive implementation of preventative measures. Heightened awareness/surveillance in cooperation with non-DOD Federal, State and local agencies. Active planning/preparation for FLUCON RED or BLACK.

  • Fort Benning Families connect with Facebook

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Fort Benning Facebook Fan Page is a place for our Soldiers and their Families to connect with each other to share experiences and find answers. Please click here to see some Family submitted photos of the generation of American Heroes.

  • Toast of the Town - Manager receives national leadership award

    Sep 15, 2009

    For Lillian Cooke, making an acceptance speech is anything but a traumatic or stressful experience. For her, it's second nature. The deputy resource manager with the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Cooke is the recipient of Toastmasters International's Excellence in Leadership Award. The award was presented to Cooke at the Toastmasters International Convention this summer in Connecticut. The award is presented to district governors whose districts have meet the goals in club growth, membership growth, competent communicator awards and advanced communicator awards for three or more years, as established by Toastmasters International.

  • 18th CSSB returns home after 15 months in Iraq

    Sep 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Families held banners, clutched balloons, waved and cheered wildly as they caught the first glimpse of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion step through the door at the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Field House Aug. 29. The Soldiers of 18th CSSB were welcomed during a re-deployment ceremony after completing one of the last 15-month deployments to Iraq.

  • Athletes test skills at Camp Darby's Armed Forces Olympics

    Sep 15, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. and Italian military gathered to test their athletic abilities during the first Annual Camp Darby Armed Forces Olympics Sept. 10.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • Picatinny Frog Falls Aquatic Park celebrates 10 years

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 400 Picatinny Arsenal and Rockaway Township officials and residents gathered here at sunset the evening of Aug. 24 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the installation's "Frog Falls" water park.

  • Picatinny engineers visit Orange County Choppers shop

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A group of approximately 15 Picatinny engineers and Soldiers visited the world-renown Orange County Choppers custom motorcycle manufacturing shop in Newburgh, N.Y., Aug. 28.

  • New Job website featured in Benning: Tip of the Bayonet

    Sep 14, 2009

    The E-Newsletter is a great way to get important and interesting Fort Benning information from one place. Click "Join our Mailing List" if you like what you see.

  • Electric vehicles help Fort Rucker 'go green'

    Sep 14, 2009

    New electric vehicles are helping Fort Rucker, Ala., go green as they replace older gas-guzzling vehicles.

  • Fort Bragg animals look for love, new home

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many of the dogs and cats at the shelter are strays or animals turned-in by owners whose situation has changed to where they can no longer provide a home for their pet. The average day sees five to 10 incoming strays caught on Fort Bragg. Some are abandoned Family pets and others were somehow separated from their owners. On Aug. 26 the facility added four strays to their ranks and five more on Aug. 27. When a stray comes into the facility, Sgt. 1st Class Mary L. Ortiz, a WTB Soldier who manages the facility, immediately scans the animal with two separate devices, searching for a microchip that will link the animal to its previous owner. If she finds a microchip, she immediately contacts the agencies that maintain the microchip database to hopefully reunite the lost pet with its Family. "We have a really good turnaround on reclaims," said Ortiz. "One of the cats I scanned had been lost for over a year, and we were able to successfully reunite it with the owner."

  • Fort Bragg teens become Soldiers for a day

    Sep 14, 2009

    A few days before students returned to the classrooms, 30 teens participated in Fort Bragg's Semi-Annual Teen Soldier for a Day experience. This growing event began as just a jump off the 34-foot jump tower and a visit to the 82nd Airborne Museum here. Now, the Teen Soldier for a Day features morning physical training, drill and ceremony training, the 34-foot jump tower, a road march, convoy by light medium tactical vehicles, the Engagement Skills Trainer and the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer, a demonstration of humvee rollover training, a taste of meals-ready-to-eat for lunch and air assault obstacle course training.

  • Special unit at Fort Bragg has unique mission training foreign military

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers entering the U.S. Army receive training throughout their careers on common tasks like first aid and basic marksmanship; advanced skills like airborne and air assault operations; military occupational specialty specific job skills; and even courses on how to be a better leader. Other countries are not as lucky to have the years of accumulated knowledge and the extensive training opportunities of the U.S. military. The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization on Fort Bragg was established in 1974 to assist foreign countries by deploying security assistance teams to support foreign military training.

  • Marine aviators help Fort Bragg artillerymen get their howitzers into battle

    Sep 14, 2009

    The afternoon sky was clear and calm, but Spc. Jeremy Randlett felt like he was in the middle of a tornado. Randlett was bracing himself on top of a humvee, a thick cable in his hand, trying to keep his balance against the powerful rotor wash of the 35,000-pound helicopter hovering just a few feet over his head. A short while earlier, Randlett's commander informed him he was going to be the "hook man" during the sling-load portion of his unit's air assault mission. At the time, Randlett said he was excited, even if he wasn't quite sure what it meant. But now, with an enormous "Sea Stallion" Marine helicopter inching closer to his head, and the entire mission depending on him, Randlett was feeling the pressure. As the wind slammed against his body, Randlett struggled to route the loop of the cable attached to the humvee beneath his feet around the cargo hook of the helicopter. To his relief, the loop soon caught on the hook. Randlett jumped from the roof of the humvee, and a few moments later, the helicopter ascended, lifting the 5,000-pound vehicle into the air beneath it. "That was awesome," said Randlett breathlessly as the helicopter disappeared over the horizon.

  • Fort Bragg military police complete annual 68-mile anniversary run

    Sep 14, 2009

    The noncommissioned officers of the 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade spent the night of Sept. 2, running a distance that was nearly equal to the perimeter of Fort Bragg, to include the training and contonment areas. This effort was all part of an annual event that commemorated the birthday of the Army's MP Corps. This year, since the MP Corps turned 68, the distance was 68 miles and the challenge was sent out to every MP unit from their regimental headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg couple tackles Army life, deployments with dose of humor, commitment to one another, miss

    Sep 14, 2009

    Deny and Catilina Caballero got married in April. By summer's end, both would be deploying to Iraq, separated by hundreds of square miles of baking sand, blast walls of their forward operating bases, and the commitment of the mission.

  • Books on Bases, puts Smiles on Fort Bragg faces

    Sep 14, 2009

    Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization of military Families, has partnered with Kids in Distressed Situations, Incorporated, to introduce the Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program. The national launch of the Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces program will include the distribution of about 4,000 books in North Carolina Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the W.T. Brown Elementary School in Spring Lake, according to the Blue Star Families Web site, www.bluestarfam.org. The purpose of the program is to distribute 100,000 books to military schools and libraries, as well as local military-impacted public schools across the nation to promote the healing power of books, said Lisa Ferguson, the coordinator of the Fayetteville-area Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces group.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers help abused, neglected children

    Sep 14, 2009

    Fort Bragg's Family Advocacy Program encourages Soldiers, civilians and Family members to volunteer their time to the Guardian ad Litem program. "The safety and protection of children is the responsibility of each community member," said Henry Berry, child victim advocate, Fort Bragg FAP, who also volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem. "Child abuse is not a Cumberland County issue, it is a community issue."

  • Private visits prepare kindergartners, parents for school

    Sep 14, 2009

    For a first day at school, this one was pretty easy. Katie Wrona, 5, walked into her kindergarten classroom at BAfAPblingen Elementary/Middle School and had the whole place to herself. There were no assignments - just toys to play with, places to explore, and a story, read to her by her teacher, Teresa Senna. Best of all, Mom was there the whole time. Katie's day was part of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools kindergarten home-visit program, which gives each child the chance to meet with their new teacher one-on-one before the first day of school.

  • The long, dark tunnel: Children and deployment

    Sep 14, 2009

    To military families, a deployment can seem like a long, dark tunnel. The pain of loneliness and the stresses of managing without a spouse and parent force these families to deal with issues that their civilian counterparts may never have to face. To some military children, the tunnel is endless: they don't always understand why a parent has to leave, and fear they will not return. However, medical experts agree that both children and parents can make it through, as long as they have someone to walk beside them.

  • September 11 has dual meaning for U.S. forces in Belgium

    Sep 12, 2009

    HENRI CHAPELLE, Belgium - Each of the nearly 8,000 gravestones here tells the story of ordinary young men from towns across America who became heroes to local residents 65 years ago Sept. 11 during this area's liberation from German aggressors. Approximately 300 U.S. and Belgian citizens, including U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. Carter Ham and three World War II veterans, paid tribute to the Soldiers buried at the American cemetery here in a ceremony coinciding with the anniversary of terrorist attacks against America Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Deployed Soldiers Remember 9-11

    Sep 12, 2009

    Deployed military personnel gather to pay tribute to the victims and herism of those involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

  • "The Greatest Show on Earth": ACT opens the curtain on its 67th season with "Barnum&q

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Army Community Theatre (ACT) opened the curtains on its 67th season this week by casting the spotlight on the man who brought audiences "The Greatest Show On Earth."

  • 'Raising' funds

    Sep 11, 2009

    HAWAII KAI - Antonio Williams (left), Deputy Chief of Police, Directorate of Emergency Services U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and Patricia Doronila, police officer, Honolulu Police Department send a "shaka" down to contributors after raising another bucket of money up to their camp perched above the Safeway store, here, during the annual "Cop On Top" event, Sept. 3-5. Local law enforcement officials came together to raise more than $12,568 for Special Olympics-Hawaii athletes. To help meet their goal of $15,000, donate now through Dec. 5 at <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/teamhawaiikai"> www.firstgiving.com/teamhawaiikai</a>.

  • ACS financial readiness assistance 'adds up' at home or away

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Whether the questions involve investing in stocks or bonds, managing a budget or buying a new home, the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here, stands ready and willing to assist all Soldiers - even those currently downrange - in their money matters.

  • Garrison's recycling program donates proceeds to DFMWR

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Schofield's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers nets DA praise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program recently proved that, when it comes to taking care of unmarried service men and women, its work is second to only one among extra-large installations around the world.

  • Return of the 'Beast'

    Sep 11, 2009

    Lorelei Coder turned 2 on Sept. 3, and she received a great present as her father Sgt. Ethan Coder celebrated it with her in person. Ethan Coder was one of 128 B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion "Bravo Beast" Soldiers to return home from a 15-month Iraq deployment that evening.

  • Fighting the 'cold war'

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Lest we forget

    Sep 11, 2009

  • BOSS garners top awards

    Sep 11, 2009

    Local Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) members' concerted efforts to improve their organization paid off in August when the club garnered two top awards during the annual BOSS Forum in Lansdowne, Va.

  • Metering program helps Army reduce energy costs

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sometimes saving energy can come from doing something as simple as installing a meter.

  • Patriot Brigade battalions certify medics on trauma lanes

    Sep 11, 2009

    Two Patriot Brigade battalions recently teamed to conduct annual certification testing and medical training for its combat medics.

  • Cargo Helicopter Upgraded Ahead Of Schedule

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Prototype Integration Facility has celebrated the completion of its latest modification to the CH-47F helicopter with a recognition ceremony for the team. Installation of the Infrared Suppression System was supposed to take six weeks but the PIF completed it in just three. Lt. Col. Brad Killen, product manager for the CH-47F, came out to honor the team for installing the modifications so quickly. "We took time to come out today to recognize the guys from the PIF because they were able to install modifications on the CH-47F helicopter under-schedule, nearly three weeks under-schedule, which was a great asset to us in the PM office. It speaks highly of what the PIF is doing," Killen said.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • Discover cheap tickets, travel deals

    Sep 11, 2009

    Customers purchasing travel packages through Information, Ticketing and Reservations (ITR) here can do so knowing they are giving more funds back to the community than any other Army post.

  • TOW System Upgrade Goes To Troops In Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2009

    A team from Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has returned from Afghanistan after a mission to field the latest capabilities to war fighters using Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-to-command missiles. The team delivered Improved Target Acquisition Systems that incorporate Far Target Location capability that allows gunners to determine accurately the position of enemy threats well beyond traditional engagement ranges. The ITAS Far Target Locator Fielding Team consisted of Maj. James Stepien, APM, ITAS fielding for the TOW weapon support division, Close Combat Weapons Systems, PEO Missiles and Space; Jason Morris, government engineer; Greg Mattson, contractor logistician; and Kevin Beck, a Raytheon field service representative. The team spent nearly two-and-a-half months in theater from January to March, including a two-week reconnaissance trip in December.

  • Fort Benning Freedom Walk on Patriot Day

    Sep 11, 2009

    Photos from the Freedom Walk at Steward-Watson Field on Patriot Day - September 11, 2009

  • Youth Center Gets Youthful Appearance

    Sep 11, 2009

    Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint to instantly refresh a room. Thanks to Home Depot and the hard work of volunteers, the Youth Center looks youthful and fresh. Stephanie Stone at Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation got the call from Home Depot. Their service crew, Team Depot, was looking for a community project to do and they really wanted to make it happen on Redstone. "Linda Ares from Team Depot came to me and asked if FMWR had any community projects they could do at no cost to us," Stone said "I put the word out to let everyone know we had this great offer. We got a lot of ideas from all the activities." The Youth Center was ultimately chosen. Even though new furniture and equipment had been bought for the facility, the old paint made it feel dated, Stone said.

  • The Best Darn DOIM at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 11, 2009

  • BJACHAca,!E+combats flu season with drive-through clinic

    Sep 11, 2009

    Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's appointment line is buzzing with parents who are calling and requesting appointments with the drive-thru flu clinic.

  • Garrison Steps Up To Support Arsenal Community

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Garrison Town Hall on Sept. 3 at Heiser Hall started and ended right where it should - with its mission and programs. Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli reviewed with employees the Garrison slogan -- "Support First ... People Always!" -- in his opening comments about the Garrison's impact at Redstone Arsenal. That slogan reflects the Garrison's mission to provide high quality, effective and efficient installation operations support and quality of life programs for Team Redstone. "Our mission and vision ('Be what right looks like for a U.S. Army Garrison') talks to you as an organization, as to who you are," he said. "A lot of key things that go on around the Arsenal are because of the Garrison." The Garrison consists of 600 civilian and more than 1,500 contractor employees who work every day to ensure installation operational readiness, provide high-quality safety, security and quality of life services, and plan for and implement long-term growth and stability strategies. "Everybody does a great job every day," Pastorelli said of his Garrison work force.

  • Ten-Miler Team Seeks Championship Three-Peat

    Sep 11, 2009

    Redstone is sending an experienced running team to defend its title in this year's Army Ten-Miler. The two-time defending champion in the government agency division, Redstone will compete in the 25th annual race Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. Most of its runners are back from last year. "I believe this year's team will do quite well in the field of runners they'll be running against," coach Harry Hobbs, professor of military science at Columbia High and a retired chief warrant officer 5, said. "I'm proud that our team represents the full Army team - which consists of active Army, DA civilians and contractors. That's why we run in the government agency division. I feel that our premier runner, David Riddle, will lead us to a championship again in the government agency division."

  • 4th Bn deploys first Soldier

    Sep 11, 2009

    While the 162nd Infantry Brigade starts the Army mission of training combat advisors, it is also deploying Soldiers in support of overseas contingency operations.

  • 'I Am Here To Protect, Serve And Support'

    Sep 11, 2009

    Joe DiNoto is committed to working at the tip of the spear. This former third-generation New York City cop has lived through the destruction of Sept. 11, 2001, worked undercover to break up a trans-national group involved in providing material support to a terrorist organization and, most recently, served as the sole designated disclosure authority for classified information released to foreign forces through the Army's Special Operations Command's Security Operations Division. Six months ago, he brought his expertise as a command foreign disclosure officer to the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, where he works as a subject matter expert in the area of international security, export control and international technology transfer. "I like the leadership here. I like the mission. We're the Army's strategic command," DiNoto said. "USASMDC/ARSTRAT is at the tip of the spear in the nation's strategic mission. Being a part of this organization is humbling for me."

  • Remember: Three who were there share their 9-11 experiences, memories

    Sep 11, 2009

    Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" -- John Donne, English poet, 1572-1631 And so on Sept. 11, at 9:03 a.m., the Main Post Chapel bells will toll; their haunting reverberations echoing throughout Fort Polk. The bells toll for the 2,974 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. They toll for the diminishment of the nation -- the world -- in the face of such tragedy. They toll for the loss of innocence, the naive belief that the nation was invulnerable to attack. They toll for every American: The bells "toll for thee."

  • Impact Aid Forms Should Go Back To School Quickly

    Sep 11, 2009

    Working on Redstone Arsenal can mean more money for your child's school. That is, if you take the five minutes or so to fill out the Federal Impact Aid form going home with school children today. "It is so important for parents to fill out this form," said Barbara Williams, the Garrison's Youth Education Support Service director and school liaison officer. "In years past, we've always needed the additional funding for local schools that comes from Impact Aid. But, this year, with budgets being cut by proration, this additional funding for school districts is even more important. Schools can use these funds for things like supplies, textbooks and existing programs." Federal Impact Aid is an annual program that disperses federal grant money to local school districts that are financially burdened or impacted by federal populations. These federal populations must live or work on federal property, which in this area includes Redstone Arsenal, TVA property including the Guntersville Dam, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and its substations, and the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Huntsville International Airport. "This program is not limited to children of military personnel," Bob Lott of Garrison's BRAC Support Team said.

  • AMCOM Mission Flows With War Tide

    Sep 11, 2009

    The mission in the nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has changed in recent months, and Redstone Arsenal's charge has shifted slightly because of it. Speaking at a packed Town Hall meeting in Bob Jones Auditorium on Sept. 2, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, opened with comments on the nation's overseas contingency operations, namely the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In previous addresses, Myles told AMCOM's employees their work put them 35 miles outside Baghdad, in terms of the aviation and missile program support, technical expertise and maintenance capability they provided to the war fighter. "Now, you are 35 miles outside Bagram, Afghanistan," he said. "In the month of August, we had four Soldiers killed in Iraq. That is an incredibly low number that we are talking about. The prism has turned around. The prism has changed."

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • AAFES takes Army Family Covenant message 'to the streets'

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hitting the road with a message that says the Army cares.

  • Mannheim chapel's coffeehouse offers Soldiers, families place for fun, fellowship

    Sep 11, 2009

    Tucked away in the basement of the Coleman Barracks Chapel in Mannheim, you'll find a weekly gathering of pool players, musicians, singers and everyday folks gathered for fellowship on the last day of the work week. This is "Jacob's Well," and this is where men and women from all walks of life - both military and civilian - come to break bread, talk, listen and learn. This is the place where conversations range from religious faith and Christianity to the rigors of the past week and plans for the weekend.

  • 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.