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  • Military's best communicators honored

    Jun 3, 2009

    Fort Meade, Md. - Bryan G. Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, recognized the military's top print, broadcast and visual information communicators at the Department of Defense Communicators of Excellence awards ceremony on May 29 at the Defense Information School.

  • Army Spouse Selected Top Teacher for El Paso School District

    Jun 3, 2009

    Army spouse selected Secondary Teacher of the Year for El Paso Independent School District

  • Recruiting and Retention School focuses on suicide prevention

    Jun 3, 2009

    Recent reports about Army recruiters committing suicide because of job-related and personal stress have prompted leaders at the U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School to add stress management and ethics sessions in its training program.

  • In the cards: Gates to be upgraded with CAC readers

    Jun 3, 2009

    Drivers entering Fort Jackson will soon have to get used to a new method of coming on post, as Fort Jackson prepares to implement the DoD-sponsored Automated Installation Entry Program.

  • Garrison conducts all hands meeting

    Jun 3, 2009

    Garrison employees got the opportunity this week to ask the garrison commander questions during a garrison-wide all hands meeting. Employees filled the stands of the Solomon Center to hear a series of briefings, with topics ranging from the garrison budget to suicide prevention.

  • Fernandez: Learn from good leaders

    Jun 3, 2009

    During her 15 years of military service, Staff Sgt. Betsy Maria Fernandez has served with the National Guard and Army Reserves, and has been deployed to Saudi Arabia.

  • Urban Warfare Training at Fort Lee Becomes More Realistic

    Jun 3, 2009

    Construction began in mid-December to transform the parking lot and adjacent area near Range No. 2 into an urban training site. Three months later and at a cost of approximately $958,000, Fort Lee gained a more realistic environment to train Soldiers in urban warfare tactics.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Motherhood 'tests' pose extra burden

    Jun 3, 2009

    Last week, I felt like I was taking one of the hardest tests of my life. Unlike the tests I took in school, this was a test of my motherhood -- one I feel like I have been taking since the day my son was born. So far, it seems I am failing with flying colors.

  • Budding Novelist Pursues His Passion

    Jun 3, 2009

    Many of us have dreams, but how many dare to pursue them, gain the tools and abilities and take the time to live their dreams' Rufus Curry was a young officer more than ten years ago, when he was struck with the idea for a story and the irresistible urge to write. The urge has evolved into "One Week Gig," a novel about "Love, (and good lovin'), good music, disappointment, dreams, adventure, victory and temptation." "It spooked me," Curry, now a lieutenant colonel with U.S. Southern Command, said. "I just sat down and wrote 58 pages without stopping." Not knowing what to do, he shelved it until the next opportunity. "Three years later I was in Bosnia," he said. "I converted it from the old computer format, wrote a lot more, and then put it on the shelf. I didn't know what to do - how to get a book printed, or anything." A few years later he viewed an interview with Jack Canfield, author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, and what Canfield said changed his mind. The author admitted that he started writing the series to make money, that at the time he started he really needed the income. Curry hired an editor to hone the book. "The first draft came back from the editor looking like she had killed a small child (from the red ink)," he said with a smile. "But she asked probing questions that allowed me to win, and tell my story; it was bubbling out of me."

  • Blackhawk Soldiers remembered as influential comrades, good men

    Jun 3, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Members of the Grafenwoehr community gathered in somber silence on May 21 at the Grafenwoehr Post Chapel to remember the lives of Staff Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25, and Spc. Michael E. Yates, 19, of Headquarters and Headquarters company, Task Force 3-66 Armor, 172nd In. Bde. Both Soldiers lost their lives at the hands of a fellow servicemenber, at a shooting at Camp Liberty, Iraq May 11. The unusual circumstances of the deaths added a sense of gravity to the ceremony.

  • Benelux Soldier of Year overcomes competition hurdles, plus PTSD and TBI

    Jun 3, 2009

    USAG Schinnen's Chaplain Assistant, Sgt. Wayne Karbowski finished a 12-mile road march in record time, held his cool before a tough board of inquiry and sailed through a warrior skills test to win Soldier of the Year for the Benelux region of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium earlier this spring. But that was easy compared to the hurdles he's overcome in battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). His story is both inspirational and distressing, and it's also indicative of what some Soldiers face as their military careers continue after serving downrange.

  • Student research erupts at GES Science Fair

    Jun 3, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Displays of Chlorphyll, Electromagnetism, Crystals and many more filled the gymnasium of Grafenwoehr Elementary School May 15 as students proudly presented their self-directed research projects to parents, teachers and peers. Through his original experiment, one young scientist posed the question, "Could someone tolerate more pain while playing a handheld videogame than normal." The experimenter, fourth-grader Tyler Cooper, had students place their feet in ice cold water then timed them as they played video games. He concluded that the distraction of the video game allowed people to tolerate the cold water longer. "We wanted our students to demonstrate their understanding of scientific inquiry by posing a question, researching an answer and displaying their results to a larger audience," explained Cathy Gladden, Gifted Education Teacher and co-sponsor.

  • Heidelberg BOSS offers variety of activities for local troops

    Jun 3, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Eating dinner at a four-star general's house is not an everyday occurrence for most young Soldiers. Some from the Heidelberg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, however, recently got the experience, thanks to Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and his wife, Christi, some family readiness group leaders and the Cheap Eats program.

  • Garrison Miami employees rated best in South Florida

    Jun 3, 2009

    Four U.S. Army Garrison-Miami team members have finished as winners and finalists for the 2009 Federal Employee of the Year Awards Program May 8. A Recognition and Awards Luncheon was attended by approximately 400 Federal employees from Miami, Dade, Broward, Munroe and West Palm Beach counties, representing more than 35,000 Federal employees. From USAG-Miami, Jorge Rivera and Luis Torres, Directorate of Human Resources, Passport and Visa Office, were winners of the Technical Category. Each received a beautiful plaque, presented by the honorable Ilona Maxine Holmes, Judge of 17th Judicial Circuit Court Broward County and Mr. Ronald Demes, Chairman of the South Florida Executive Board. Guy Drab, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, was a finalist in the Administrative Category and was also recognized by Mr. Demes for the great job he performed as the formal announcer of the event-he was presented with a Freedom Eagle trophy. Mary Ramirez from Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, was a finalist for the Clerical/Administrative Category. Sheila Martinez was a nominee for the Professional Category and also received noteworthy mention.

  • Heat kills: Girl Scout project aimed at protecting pets

    Jun 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "If you love your dog, you should leave it at home when you go shopping." That's the advice one Girl Scout gave Wiesbaden community members during the summer campaign kickoff themed "Heat Kills."

  • Employees gain eye opening experience at RIA-JMTC safety fair

    Jun 2, 2009

    The National Safety Council has declared June as National Safety Month and the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center hosted a Safety Fair here June 1. More than 200 Rock Island Arsenal employees attended the event. The main attraction at the safety fair was the drinking and driving simulator that is part of the National Save a Life Tour which is presented by Kramer International. The simulation is designed to educate people about the dangerous effects of alcohol impairment on driving skills.

  • Grafenwoehr VFW continues 'Flags In' tradition

    Jun 2, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. However, it was not until May 30, 1868 when it was first observed, when flowers were placed on the graves at Arlington National cemetery. In 1948 members of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) started a tradition at Arlington National Cemetery known as 'Flags In.' The weekend before Memorial Day every available Soldier of the 3rd I.D. walks through the cemetery and places a flag on each grave. In Germany, there is no Old Guard, but Grafenwoehr Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10692 played their part in honoring our fallen comrades buried in Grafenwoehr and Eschenbach.

  • Graf Commissary takes best overseas store title

    Jun 2, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The Grafenwoehr Commissary took top honors in 2009, winning the Defense Commissary Agency's Dan Daniel Award for Best Large Commissary Overseas. Store Director, Jimmy Holzhauser, attributes the win to excellent customer service, "We try to go out of our way to help our customers," he said. "Many customers have husbands who are deployed and we try to help any way we can." Open less than two years, Grafenwoehr competed against 42 other overseas stores for the award.

  • Commander Holds Town Hall Meeting for Forward Personnel at APG

    Jun 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, addressed Army Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Forward personnel during a Town Hall Meeting May 28 in the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Speakers share stories of immigration, leadership during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A multitude of people, customs and cultures contribute to the uniquely, robust civilization that is the United States of America. In recognition of a hearty culture, the nation designates special occasions to honor its diverse composition.

  • Army spouses play Soldiers for a day

    Jun 2, 2009

    A formation of Soldiers, toting weapons and battle gear fell in to test their fitness and combat skills. The group was all but uniform. Some wore ACUs, some BDUs. Others sported a combination of both with either black or brown boots or sneakers.

  • Remembering fallen warriors on Memorial Day

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Many Americans grew up thinking of Memorial Day as a time to honor the nation's war dead from long ago. With servicemen and servicewomen paying the ultimate price for their country in the War on Terror the meaning of this day has become more immediate.

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground on new state-of-the-art Entertainment Center

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Project and community leaders gathered in Hainerberg Housing May 26 to mark the start of construction of the new Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story facility, which will cost $8.8 million to build, will provide Wiesbaden community members with a state-of-the-art community entertainment center in a central location, officials said.

  • Reintegration process eases transition for Soldiers, families

    Jun 2, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Reintegration may be new to some or it may be old hat to others, but like everything, there are always changes. Family members received a list of "what they should know about reintegration" in their mailboxes at the Community Mail Room aimed at helping them understand the reintegration process their Soldiers will undergo upon returning to Baumholder.

  • Famous circus returns to Casey, regales all in community

    Jun 2, 2009

    Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation brought back the famous Chinese circus "Dong Choon Art Circus," which featured a 90 minute show of 21 circus acts and a live caged motorcycle show, for the 2009 Memorial Day Festival.

  • Military Spouses and children go to Seoul Land

    Jun 2, 2009

    GWACHEON, SOUTH KOREA - More than 60 military spouses with their children whose husbands are deployed in Area I enjoyed a free tour of Seoul Land, an amusement park located south of Seoul, May 19. This was one of the events organized by USAG-Casey Community Activity Center for Military Spouse Appreciation Month.

  • BOSS hosts fashion show at Stanley

    Jun 2, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers exhibited their mantra of three pillars: well being, community service, recreation and leisure in a fashion show hosted by the Camp Stanley BOSS program May 16 in Stanley's Reggie's Club.

  • American Red Cross lauds Warrior Country Volunteers

    Jun 2, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - American Red Cross was the host of a luncheon to recognize of all its many volunteers May 20 in the USAG-Casey Warriors Club. The annual luncheon's theme was "volunteerism is priceless."

  • Warrior Country conducts evacuation exercise

    Jun 2, 2009

    What would happen to a loved one accompanying a person in Korea if all noncombatants needed to be evacuated from Korea due to war, civil instability, or a natural disaster'

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • Fairfax County announces 'Army Strong Week'

    Jun 1, 2009

    Fairfax County announces 'Army Strong Week'

  • Technology brings Ritual to Life

    Jun 1, 2009

    Members of the Michigan Army National Guard Retire the Colors

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • Ansbach High School JROTC team competes in National Academic Bowl

    Jun 1, 2009

    The Ansbach High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is on top of its game and has a reservation in Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Academic Bowl, June 26 through 30.

  • Remembering the fallen and honoring those who have served

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The words were sometimes difficult to find for retired Sgt. 1st Class Don Cook during his visit to the post cemetery on Memorial Day. "... I have feelings when I come here ... I lost good friends." As a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Cook came to remember friends lost in combat, and his perspective offered special poignancy for the more than 80 in attendance at the remembrance ceremony, May 25.

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

    Standing in knee-deep waters among thousands at Ala Moana Beach Park, Amy Urbina's thoughts were as distant as the cruiseliners and boats dotting the horizon, during the evening of May 25.

  • Local volunteers create rainbows of remembrance for Soldiers

    May 30, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Each year before Memorial Day, dozens of senior citizens gather, here, like worker bees to flowers, to participate in an annual patriotic service project - making lei for the gravesites of those interred at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • Chapels invite children to Crocodile Dock 'Where fearless kids shine God's Light'

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel (MPC) and the Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel are accepting applications for Vacation Bible School (VBS).

  • The 4th IA MiTT: Helping Iraqis to Improve Iraq

    May 30, 2009

    The 4th IA MiTT works alongside the 4th IA Div. at Forward Operating Base Dagger, just outside of Tikrit, in an advisory role. Their primary function being to assist their IA partners in improving their operations and supporting the Iraqi people within their area of operations.

  • A Scouts 'honor'

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Scouts from the local community and post, here -- Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts -- place American flags and lei at the foot of grave sites at the Post Cemetery, here, hours prior to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Installation Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, May 25.

  • Spouses display brawn and brains during GI Jane Day event

    May 30, 2009

    Midway through GI Jane Day, May 23, Josie Dyon and Angie Kennedy were asked what they would tell their husbands at the conclusion of a physically and mentally demanding day of activities.

  • Sparsely attended town hall provides vital community updates

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Residents who did not attend the Oahu North Town Hall meeting, Tuesday evening, missed out on getting a great amount of information specifically compiled for their benefit.

  • Former 'Mail Call' host drops into Fort Campbell

    May 29, 2009

    R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as the drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket" and as the host of "Mail Call," came to Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday to film segments for his new show "Lock and Load."

  • Post observes Memorial Day

    May 29, 2009

    "The Soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching - sacrifice," said Douglas MacArthur in a 1935 address to his fellow World War I veterans of the Rainbow Division.

  • 4th annual motorcycle rally stresses safety

    May 29, 2009

  • Townsend leads response to suicides

    May 29, 2009

    Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend made a personal appeal on the pressing issue of suicide to nearly the entire division Wednesday. "No matter how bad problems seem, trust me, it is not the end of the world," Townsend told the massive array of troops. "It will be better tomorrow. Don't take away your tomorrow."

  • Fort Sill honors sacrifices

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Sill holds an annual Memorial Day ceremony.

  • Limited print depicts famous D-Day jump

    May 29, 2009

    A picture can say a thousand words, or bring back a thousand memories if you are Jake "McNasty" McNiece, Jack "Hawkeye" Womer, Jack Agnew or Robert "Ragsman" Cone.

  • Post EMS earns top region award

    May 29, 2009

    After 50 years of serving Fort Benning, the post's Emergency Medical Services has been recognized at the regional level for the first time.

  • Assisting survivors part of casualty assistance

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Sill Casualty Assistance aids survivors as well.

  • Fort Campbell's temporary bridge connects river banks

    May 29, 2009

    The Tennessee Army National Guard out of Russellville and Jefferson City, Tenn., swung through Camp Shelby, Miss., this week to pick up 48 tons of cargo to help Fort Campbell cross the water. Soldiers with the 190th Engineer Company, 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, arrived May 20 ready to lay 18 tons of steel across a creek at the Killebrew detour off Angels Road Friday.

  • Mystery artifact to be displayed, 21 days and counting

    May 29, 2009

    "It flies and it lands on two feet and it has something to do with your head," said Mike Criscillis, National Infantry Museum curator when speaking about an exhibit that will be on display for the first time when the new museum opens June 19.

  • Benning All Stars defeat Too Easy

    May 29, 2009

    The Fort Benning All Stars defeated the Too Easy Group,78-72, in the Old School Basketball League Tuesday at A.J. McClung YMCA in Columbus.

  • Benning honors Asian Pacific heritage

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Benning celebrated the culture of nearly 60 countries, from Sri Lanka and Bahrain to Singapore and the Philippines, during the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 21. The observance helps improve cultural awareness in the community, said CPT Batina Church, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 192nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Honoring the fallen, praising those still serving

    May 29, 2009

    "The American military is like no other military in the world, because the American military reflects a nation like no other nation in the world," declared Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, in his keynote address as part of Governor Sonny Perdue's Memorial Day proclamation-signing ceremony at the state capitol May 21

  • First Army leadership conference teaches students skills for life

    May 29, 2009

    Teaching the Army values of Duty, Honor, Integrity, Selfless Service and more, five First Army NCOs and more than 60 fifth-graders from W. A. Fountain Elementary School, First Army's partner in education school, enjoyed a morning discussing what traits make good leaders and good citizens May 20.

  • Cambodian native serves America while remembering Asian heritage

    May 29, 2009

    Despite only spending six months of her life in Cambodia and Thailand combined, time spent as a newborn, Staff Sgt. Chendi Goodman speaks both countries' languages, Khmer and Thai, fluently and is well versed in the culture. For Goodman's family, preserving their Asian Pacific heritage is a vital link to their past - to the country they did not want to leave, but had to for their own safety.

  • Monroe Memorial Day Rifle Detail

    May 29, 2009

    A 233rd Military Police Detachment rifle detail from Fort Monroe, Va., participates in a Memorial Day event at Hampton National Cemetery

  • Fort Monroe major medals at national swim meet

    May 29, 2009

    An Army major from Fort Monroe, Va., turns in medal-winning performances during a national swim meet in Fresno, Calif.

  • Fort Monroe spouse among 'Heroes at Home' honorees

    May 29, 2009

    An Army Family member at Fort Monroe, Va., was among the 10 finalists of the peninsula area's "Heroes at Home" competition

  • SAMS idea began in Vietnam

    May 29, 2009

    Two retired general officers trace the beginnings of the School of Advanced Military Studies to a boat trip on the Yangtze River in China. It was in 1981, and then-Lt. Gen. William R. Richardson and then-Col. Huba Wass de Czege discussed plans for an advanced education program to an elite group of Command and General Staff College students.

  • Staff sergeant's secondary mission is singing

    May 29, 2009

    "If I know I have a mission to do, I'm going to give it my all." While it's a can-do philosophy is a good fit for his military career, this mindset is also helping Staff Sgt. Javis Pittman, plans NCO for G5 Plans at U.S. Army Central, pursue a secondary passion: music.

  • Soldiers, Veterans Honored by Atlanta Braves

    May 29, 2009

    In honor of Memorial Day, the Atlanta Braves recognized current military members and veterans in a ceremony prior to their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field in Atlanta, May 23.

  • Asian-Pacific Heritage MA,Aonth celebrated on Fort McPherson

    May 29, 2009

    In 1974, Sunny Park came to America from South Korea with no money, but with a goal to be successful. As a millionaire whose accolades include founding the General Building Maintenance Company, the One Georgia Bank and a mentorship program for high school dropouts called "If Sunny Can, I Can," most would agree his goal has been accomplished. Learning of Park's accomplishments simply highlighted what Asian-Pacific Heritage Month was designed to celebrate: that the culture has done much in service to America and continues to contribute today.

  • Boy Scouts Honorably Retire Flags at Hunter Army Airfield Ceremony

    May 29, 2009

    The sound of patriotic music flowed softly from Squires Parking lot as the afternoon sun went down on Hunter Army Airfield, May 15. Members of the Coastal Empire Boy Scout Council, Troop 691, were preparing for the Armed Forces flag retirement ceremony that would follow.

  • Full-Time Carpenter, Part-Time Gunner

    May 29, 2009

    Ben McLaughlin is a carpenter from Salem, Ore., but this year he will be operating a .50 caliber machine gun from the turret seat. Private First Class McLaughlin is with Company G, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the Oregon National Guard.

  • Task Force Lighthorse Kicks off Falcon Focus

    May 29, 2009

    A mission's design is dictated by the unique environment of every combat situation. Soldiers, as a result, must be prepared for circumstances on any and all battlefields. The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, in order to prepare for future combat operations, began Falcon Focus in May at Camp McGregor on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • 492nd Bombardment Group Shares Their Story While On Tour

    May 29, 2009

    Rain didn't stop the 492nd Bombardment Group from taking their scheduled visit to Hunter Army Airfield, May 21. More than 20 members of the bomb group and their Families were in Savannah Memorial Day weekend for the annual convention of the 492nd Bombardment Group.

  • SAMSAca,!E+celebrates 25 years of creating leaders

    May 29, 2009

    The School of Advanced Military Studies celebrated 25 years of creating Army leaders and planners with a graduation ceremony May 21 at the Command and General Staff College.

  • NCO Shares His Love of the Army With School Children

    May 29, 2009

    As 7th graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essebagger Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly, and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to think.

  • Memorial Day Welcomes Home America's Newest War Vets

    May 29, 2009

    May 25 was Memorial Day, and while many of us were having a cookout or going to a lake, Families and friends of the 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, were welcoming home America's newest war veterans.

  • Marne Soldiers Visit Veterans, Show Appreciation

    May 29, 2009

    Appreciation toward Soldiers of today's Army is illustrated on a daily basis. Whether rendering a handshake at the airport or just saying 'thank you' to troops at the post office, respect and support for Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom veterans is ever present. Unfortunately, Vietnam-era and other past-war veterans can contest the nation's support has not always been so eminent.

  • Marine Mud Challenge draws hundreds

    May 29, 2009

    Marine Mud challenge at Fort Gordon draws hundreds.

  • Spartans Honor Fallen Soldiers, Police Officers

    May 29, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and local police officers came together to honor all who have fallen in the line of duty during a veterans Memorial Day ceremony held at Richmond Hill's J. F. Gregory Park, May 20.

  • Intelligence Soldiers take annual Warrior competition challenge

    May 29, 2009

    Military Intelligence Soldiers take the annual Warrior competition challenge at Fort Gordon.

  • TRADOC commanding general makes first Fort Gordon visit

    May 29, 2009

    TRADOC commanding general makes his first ever visit to Fort Gordon.

  • Local artist teaches Camp Darby youth to sculpture

    May 29, 2009

    PISA, Italy - Ernesto Mussi, an Italian painter, sculptor and professor of English literature, along with his good friend, retired Italian army Brig. Gen. Simone Baschiera, visited Camp Darby May 27 to teach the children of U.S. servicemembers and employees about sculpturing with clay.

  • Fort Sam Houston community honors fallen heroes

    May 29, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: Sergeant first class

    May 29, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The ranks of the senior noncommissioned officer begin here. These Soldiers have been through study guides and promotion boards. They have led teams, sections and squads. A centralized board in the Department of the Army selects them individually.

  • Grafenwoehr to host Europe Army 10-Miler June 27

    May 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A reminder for those aiming to compete on this year's U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team: the top finishers from the 2008 qualifying race are still in theater and are training for the 2009 run that will be held June 27 in Grafenwoehr.

  • White, Boatwright IMCOM-Europe top NCO, Soldier

    May 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A military policeman from Stuttgart and a chaplain's assistant from Heidelberg were recognized as the best of the best during the Installation Management Command-Europe 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year awards ceremony today at Campbell Barracks here. Staff Sgt. Ronald White, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, and Spc. Jason Boatwright, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, were named as the command's top NCO and Soldier, respectively, during the ceremony which also paid tribute to the Army's 2009 Year of the NCO by adopting the theme: "Year of the NCO - Leading by Example."

  • Fort Riley Director of Logistics goes green with new cars

    May 28, 2009

  • 1st Infantry Division's 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade sweeps Soldier, Non-commissioned offic

    May 28, 2009

  • Big Red One recognizes unit's sobriety

    May 28, 2009

  • Carson honors 15 Soldiers who made ultimate sacrifice

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Carson honored 15 Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism over the past year. Annually Fort Carson honors its Soldiers who fell in support of GWOT by adding their names to the GWOT memorial and inviting their Families to the rededication ceremony.

  • Want fries with that'

    May 28, 2009

    As part of the latest BRAC, with the 4th Infantry Divison to Fort Carson, more barracks and dining facilities are being built to serve the incoming Soldiers.

  • Harry Wurzbach Road will also be known as TAPS Memorial Boulevard

    May 28, 2009

    "I thought that we could do something in our city on this side of town to really honor our military, our veterans, our fallen Soldiers and this is the start," said Clamp. The purpose of the honorary name designation is to honor the servicemembers who are interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located off Harry Wurzbach Road. "Taps" was chosen because it is the military bugle call that beckons people to remember those who served in the United States military.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Turn a wrench, save a buck

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Carson's DFMWR runs an auto crafts center where Soldiers and ID card holders can save money by fixing their vehicles themselves.

  • Camp Opens Unlimited Hunting Experience

    May 28, 2009

    When an injury changes your physical abilities, it can feel like your whole life has changed. Steve Statler is trying to let others know that it doesn't have to mean giving up the activities you love. Despite his own limitations, he is sharing the love of the outdoors with others. Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA, lost all feeling in his feet due to a surgical spinal injury, making standing and walking difficult. Surgery to fuse his feet made it possible, but his doubts about his physical capabilities made it feel like he had lost much more.

  • Engineering Community's Teamwork Deemed Vital

    May 28, 2009

    From the point of view of the engineers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, the synergy between government and industry is vital to the development of new technologies that can make a difference on the battlefield. "This community is a synergy between government and industry - all play a critical role in making sure we get the right missile technology in the field and that the missile technology does what it's intended to do," said C. Stephen Cornelius, AMRDEC associate director for missile development.

  • 'We Support Soldiers. That's Our Focus Every Day.'

    May 28, 2009

    A picture of Staff Sgt. Christian Bryant tells the story Ronnie Chronister likes to convey to audiences interested in the work of the Aviation and Missile Command. For Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander, that picture conveys exactly what kind of difference the Army's aviation and missile systems and technology can make on the battlefield.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers qualify for Army Ten-Miler

    May 28, 2009

  • Veterans pay tribute to comrades during Watchfire

    May 28, 2009

  • Soldiers participate in Safety Day events

    May 28, 2009

  • Soldiers' Chorus honors American Veterans in national concert

    May 28, 2009

    In a moving ceremony Sunday, the Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band was among a long list of dignitaries and Hollywood big-hitters who performed at the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert held on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.

  • Force Development Director Asks the Tough Questions

    May 28, 2009

    At the Pentagon, the overriding question is "How much can we afford in support of the war fighter'" Every day, Soldiers like Maj. Gen. David Halverson, director of Force Development for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, work to ensure Soldiers get what they need to be successful on the battlefield during a time of tightening budgets and congressional scrutiny

  • Oil Analysis Program Keeps Equipment Running

    May 28, 2009

    When you hear the name LOGSA, the majority of the Army community will most likely relate that to LOGSA's Logistics Information Warehouse, which provides the Army with worldwide visibility over its logistics, supply and maintenance actions. However, LOGSA provides many other products and services to support Soldiers.

  • Guardsman Copes with Lou Gehrig's Disease

    May 28, 2009

    It started with muscle twitches. During a routine visit to his orthopedic doctor for a shoulder injury, David Oyler mentioned a minor problem with muscle twitches that seemed to be getting worse. He was referred to a neurologist and underwent an MRI. And, in February of this year, the 42-year-old Alabama National Guard Soldier was told he may have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "I was shocked," Oyler said. "I was floored. I didn't know what to do."

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