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  • Army Jobs Prove Popular at Career Expo

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Army was the standout employer at the Aug. 24 career expo at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Judging from the lines of unemployed and underemployed candidates waiting to talk to an Army representative, Janice Hunt of Aviation and Missile Command Human Resources said The Huntsville Times Mega Career Expo was a "huge success." "We got a lot of good qualified candidates," Hunt said. "AMCOM will be able to make probably several selections from the resumes we collected." Besides AMCOM, Army participants in the career expo included the Army Materiel Command, Lead AMC Integration Support Office, Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Army Contracting Command and Army Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Contractor jobs identified for conversion to government

    Sep 3, 2009

    About 1,450 contractor positions at AMCOM will be converted to Army civilian during the next three years. Col. Scott Campbell, deputy executive director of the AMCOM Contracting Center, discussed the plan Thursday at the 2009 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry.

  • Sending Love To Soldiers Via Big-Screen TV

    Sep 3, 2009

    Hi, daddy!" "Hi, Bree, Bree! I love you." "I love you!" "You look pretty." "Thank you, daddy." Two-year-old Briana Payne did, indeed, look pretty in a red, white and blue sundress that she wore just for her daddy, Sgt. Jeffrey Payne. Briana's dad got to see her all dressed up thanks to a video teleconference that brought families of the Reserve's 375th Engineer Company together with their deployed Soldiers for a few minutes of big-screen-TV family time. The teleconference was arranged by Lockheed Martin at the company's Huntsville headquarters as part of the Aug. 22 Blue Star Service Banner program for the families of the 159 deployed Soldiers. It was the first time such a large-scale video teleconference has been conducted in Huntsville on behalf of deployed Soldiers, said organizer David Carney. For the families in attendance, the chance to see and talk to their Soldier made the Blue Star Service Banner program even more special.

  • An Army Recruiter's story: 'Doing This Job Helped Me Realize I Want To Be In The Army For

    Sep 3, 2009

    James Schulze, a decorated tank commander who routinely came under fire in Iraq, wasn't sure about remaining in the Army or tackling a recruiting assignment. But when he made the transition, something amazing happened - he re-energized his Army career!

  • Ft. Benning Soldiers visit ADMC's TOW missile operations

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Eight Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center Aug. 20 to see the inner workings of the TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile, something few will ever get the chance to see.

  • Community FIRST works for you

    Sep 3, 2009

    Often referred to as a "mini-AFAP," Community FIRST, a component of Belvoir's new Customer Management Services program, allows Fort Belvoir community members a chance to improve programs and services by recommending solutions to issues.

  • DeWitt begins seasonal flu vaccination

    Sep 3, 2009

    Health care providers from DeWitt Army Community Hospital begin administering seasonal influenza vaccines Wednesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. Only beneficiaries of the hospital - active-duty members, retirees and family members - can receive either the FluMist or injectable vaccines.

  • New MDW commander comes 'home'

    Sep 3, 2009

    In many ways, Brig. Gen. Karl Horst's visit to Fort Belvoir was a homecoming of sorts. It was back in 1973 that Horst, then a private on his first active-duty assignment in the Army, was stationed at the place he now calls the "flagship of the National Capital Region."

  • Depot public works employees quick to support vehicle, weapon production

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--When one thinks of a public works organization on a maintenance depot, thoughts are probably directed to the air conditioning units, light bulb replacement and the upkeep of roads and grounds.

  • Students enjoy welcome back ceremony

    Sep 3, 2009

    With school set to begin Tuesday, students and families of Fort Belvoir Elementary School attended the annual Welcome Back Celebration Saturday. Children were treated to numerous activities throughout the event, including a moon bounce obstacle course, a water slide, face painting, music, nail painting and balloon sculptures.

  • Belvoir teen attends NASA academy

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Belvoir resident Elizabeth Casteel has always loved math and science and wants to become a mechanical engineer for NASA. Recently, she had the opportunity to show off her skills to NASA scientists and engineers.

  • You're Hired!

    Sep 3, 2009

    It's a catch 22: to be hired, you need experience; to get experience, you need to be hired. Fort Belvoir has implemented a program that may be the solution to the dilemma. Hired! an apprenticeship program helps students gain a competitive edge by giving them an opportunity to work in different career fields.

  • BRAC changes far from complete, more moves yet to come for Knox

    Sep 3, 2009

    The major parties involved, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Accessions Command and the Human Resources Command contributed to an update on the BRAC changes for Fort Knox.

  • Fort Knox Welcomes Maj. Gen. Milano

    Sep 3, 2009

    Change of command story

  • West Point's NCO/Soldier of the Quarter

    Sep 3, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John White is awarded the Army Achievement Medal from Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Wells during the NCO/Soldier of the Quarter Award ceremony Monday in Cullum Hall. White and Spc. William Powers, both military policeman with the U.S. Army Garrison MP Co., were recognized for the 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year '09. In addition to the AAM, both received a framed print, a plaque and one-year membership from AUSA-West Point Chapter, and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation gift certificate for a dinner and movie. White and Powers will compete against the previous winners of the quarterly competitions at the upcoming NCO/Soldier of the Year Board.

  • West Point's Betterbed balances team and Corps job

    Sep 3, 2009

    There's nothing like the feeling of beating Navy. There's nothing like the feeling of winning a Patriot League championship. And, there's nothing like winning a game in double overtime. To put them all together was the ultimate sensation felt by the Army women's soccer team Nov. 9 last season when they defeated Navy 1-0 in double overtime to earn the Patriot League tournament championship.

  • West Point Negotiation Project aims sights at small-unit leader impact

    Sep 3, 2009

    It was a sunny, 112-degree day at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The platoon leader, a second lieutenant preparing for her first deployment to Iraq, had just finished a negotiation with the mayor of a local village. "How do you think it went'" Maj. Aram Donigian, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership negotiation instructor, asked.

  • Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

    Sep 3, 2009

    Army to come out with Soldier fitness resiliency training

  • West Point celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Sep 3, 2009

    West Point celebrated an important date and victory in the fight for equal rights for women Aug. 26. It was this day in 1920 that the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect-giving women the right to vote.

  • Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

    Sep 3, 2009

    Eustis celebrates Women's Equality

  • Decorated veteran leads West Point Corps of Cadets

    Sep 3, 2009

    Since 1872, the U.S. Military Academy has selected one firstie to lead the Corps of Cadets as its brigade commander or First Captain. The names of the First Captains are etched on plaques outside a room in Eisenhower Barracks documenting the history of the position.

  • 82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

    Sep 3, 2009

    82nd QM Det. 'Water Dawgs' best in show at Fort Story competition

  • SSI commander nominated to be brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2009

    Col. Mark McAlister, commander of the Soldier Support Institute, is among 39 colonels nominated by President Obama for promotion to brigadier general Friday.

  • BOSS celebrates 20 years of service

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program celebrated its 20th anniversary in August. And, BOSS -- as the program is commonly called -- continues to be relevant for the post's community.

  • 'Mobile classroom' adds realism to fire prevention

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Fort Jackson Fire Department received a mobile Fire Safety House Monday that will be used to teach children how to react in case a fire or other emergency breaks out at home

  • USACE, IMCOM construction managers learn how to build in Germany

    Sep 3, 2009

    Constructing a project in Germany is not the same as in the U.S. and construction managers new to working with the German Construction Agency find the process challenging.

  • Fort Riley aims to promote positive mental health

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers have many difficult events to deal with at home and while away; from the death of a fellow Soldier during combat to homesickness. Suicides and suicide attempts can be reactions to feelings of loneliness, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness and quilt. Depression also is a factor in suicidal persons. Warning signs can be as obvious as talking about killing themselves or someone else. Signs also can include problems in a relationship, withdrawal from friends, financial issues, losing a job or leaving the service. A co-worker of Staff Sgt. Tina Rauls' took her own life.

  • Chaplains learn how to train 'Gatekeepers' through ASIST course

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Army medics are in the business of saving lives, so are surgeons, but only a few Soldiers can claim they attempt to save the lives of other Soldiers from what could be done at their own hands.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas State University renew partnership

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley and Kansas State University formally renewed their partnership during a ceremony Aug. 27 at the K-State Alumni Center. The partnership aims to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for the two institutions.

  • KU teams up with Fort Riley to fly unmanned craft

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering department traveled to Fort Riley Aug. 28 to test its Meridian Unmanned Aircraft System. Five students accompanied by two associate professors brought the plane for a test run and hoped for a successful flight. The team stood in awe as the plane lifted off the ground in the late afternoon.

  • Sand Gnats salute the Troops

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Soldier took his place among other honored guests next to the Grayson Stadium pitcher's mound. He took a baseball, looked down at the catcher and threw the first pitch of the night. It was the Savannah Sand Gnats' Military Appreciation Night and Sgt. Kevin DeBold, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, threw the first pitch.

  • Hunter 1st City Club learns about military capabilities

    Sep 2, 2009

    Hunter Army Airfield hosted a visit by 30 First City Club members on Aug. 25 started the visit with a 9 a.m. command briefing by Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander. The group toured the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station Savannah and made their final stop of the day at the garrison's Riggers facility to watch a parachute packing demonstration.

  • Fort Riley breaks ground for new Skeet and Trap Complex

    Sep 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Complex took place Aug. 28 at Range 34. The event lasted less than 20 minutes; getting the project up to that point, however, took some time.

  • Hybrid-electric vehicles saving fuel costs at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 2, 2009

    About six months ago, the Army began leasing these fuel-efficient HEVs from the General Service Administration, the federal agency that purchases non-tactical vehicles for the federal government. Nearly 500 HEVs have already been delivered to Army installations. Seventeen HEVs are now part of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's general dispatch fleet or maintenance vehicles.

  • Team Stewart webmaster creates multi-media experience for users

    Sep 2, 2009

    As you ponder, point, and click, realize that the Team Stewart Web site at www.stewart.army.mil has been an intensive labor of love. There, you will find just about everything you want to know about Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, and Kelley Hill. Wyatt Erminger, 3rd Infantry Division web developer contractor, has taken the two former sites of the division and garrison and made them into what is being called by some a model of installation web designing.

  • Combat PT readies Vanguards for new light-infantry mission

    Sep 2, 2009

    In teams of four, the troops tackled combat physical training, Aug. 26. This training, according to Capt. Roy Faulkner, G Co. executive officer, was essential and included a two-mile run, water jug carry, low crawl and litter carry.

  • Construction workers unearth WWII grenade

    Sep 2, 2009

    Construction workers sifting through rocks in a construction site Monday morning found something a lot more dangerous, post officials said.

  • Intervention: Activities to mark suicide prevention week

    Sep 2, 2009

    This upcoming week, Fort Jackson will participate in National Suicide Prevention Week activities. Fort Jackson will host events Sept. 6-10 to educate the community about suicide and to offer hope and support for preventing suicide.

  • Spouse goes from Soldier to scribe: Reservist uses childhood passion to help ease others' deplo

    Sep 2, 2009

    Like a large number of military spouses, Capt. Cursha Lunderman, a Reservist with the 208th Regional Support Group, found herself feeling miserable and alone when her husband deployed to Iraq. Being a new mother just added to her frustrations.

  • Stewart WTB DFAC chefs: the 'burger kings'

    Sep 2, 2009

    Several dozen Soldiers gathered during the lunch hour at 2nd HBCT's dining facility, Aug. 26. They joined 60 DFAC chefs from across the installation who were competing for a chance to prove they were Fort Stewart - Hunter Army Airfield's 'burger kings.' When the competition was over, the Warriors in Transition Battalion's DFAC took 1st place with their "Dog Face Delight" burger, a whopper of a sandwich, consisting of 1/3-pound of beef, bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and - get this - marinara sauce.

  • Post prime spot for cycling enthusiasts

    Sep 2, 2009

    Many cyclists seeking a refuge from the congested roadways of Columbia find Fort Jackson almost irresistibly alluring.

  • Leaders responsible for curbing suicide

    Sep 2, 2009

    With next week being National Suicide Prevention Week, I am counting on all members of the Fort Jackson community to give this campaign full support so that we can strengthen our awareness and related training.

  • Senior aviator takes final flight

    Sep 2, 2009

    Chief Warrant Brent Driggers, one of the most senior aviators in the Army, conducted his final flight as an aviator over Fort Campell Aug. 31. Driggers, who has been flying since 1981, has served with both the 101st and 159th Aviation Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Crespo: 'Army not just for show'

    Sep 2, 2009

    For more than a year now, Sgt. Rosangela Crespo - a Reservist on active duty - has worked as a human resource specialist for the 171st Infantry Brigade. Crespo said she has found the work rewarding, and she wants to stay on active duty.

  • Georgia Senators visit Stewart housing

    Sep 2, 2009

    Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson toured Fort Stewart, led by 3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, to see the living conditions of the Soldiers based here firsthand, Aug. 31.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director evokes personal history at Women's Equality Day observance

    Sep 2, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe Director Diane Devens headlined the U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg Women's Equality Day observance Aug. 26 with a call for recognition of Army spouses.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy, Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees, a Rockaway Township resident and a Roxbury Township resident, were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Bamberg commander goes for the win

    Sep 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, competes, and wins, his battle against Christoph Starke (younger brother of Bamberg lord mayor Andreas Starke) during the 2009 Sandkerwa Fischerstechen in Bamberg Aug. 23. This was the first time a U.S. commander has competed in the annual water based jousting sport on the Regnitz River.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • SOUTHCOM family visits Elmo

    Sep 1, 2009

    A U.S. Southern Command family travelled to the Big Apple recently to participate in the filming of "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times" a Sesame Street special premiering on PBS Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts of ABC's 20/20 and Elmo. It aims to help families with children, age two to eight, experiencing difficult economic circumstances. It offers strategies and tips that can lead to positive outcomes for their children's physical and emotional well-being during this tough economic climate. TSgt Brandon Van Walraven, an intelligence analyst with SOUTHCOM, was interviewed with his family at their home in South Florida and finished up on the set of Sesame Street in New York City. The show focuses on the financial challenges - and solutions - of the four families invited, plus Elmo's family. "When we moved here, we experienced some severe financial difficulties," Van Walraven said. "We had to borrow money from family for rent and had other money tied up. We had depleted all of our savings and were living paycheck to paycheck." The special focuses on tough economic times, but the message applies to any difficult situation, said Van Walraven. "In the military, the meaning has an even wider context because we go through things that other families do not," Van Walraven said.

  • Grafenwoehr mother delivers baby boy along B470

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "How often do you have to convince your husband you are having a baby, it's coming, there's no stopping, it's not like you can just tell it to hold on, cross your legs, it's just not time yet" Melanie Lasley said. Melanie never thought when they moved to Grafenwoehr in January that she would deliver her own baby on the side of the road in a foreign country. When she woke up at 3 a.m. on July 29th feeling sick, she had no idea she was having labor pains.

  • Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center begins highly-praised exercise program

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center is now harboring new equipment and, chances are, you a growing number of people have been using it. This new equipment has been placed in the USAG Grafenwoehr PFC for those dedicated to 'CrossFitting.' CrossFit is a principal strength and conditioning program that began with former gymnast Greg Glassman, who posted daily workout routines on the web. These routines are used by police officers, firefighters and now, the Grafenwoehr military community.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS program wins big at Army-wide level

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - During the 2009 Department of the Army Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 10-15, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr BOSS program raked in two prestigious honors. USAG Grafenwoehr BOSS president, Cpl. Robert Shomper and Command Sgt. Maj. William Berrios, command sergeant major for USAG Grafenwoehr, accepted two of the six awards given to BOSS programs Army-wide, bringing home the "Best Event" award for a large commnuity and runner-up for "Best Installation" award.

  • Young Carpenters at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 1, 2009

    The Detroit Arsenal partners with local Home Depots to enhance the SKIES program.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Teens prepare for school sports at summer clinic

    Sep 1, 2009

    "Are you ready'" "Ready!" "Every day'" "All day!" "You are what'" "Athletes!" "Show me!" yells Dena Taylor, physical therapy assistant and exercise physiologist, to the 30 high school students lying on Husky Field, sweat dripping down their faces. And the whistle blows. The students have their legs straight in the air, tilting them to the left and the right to Taylor's commands: "Up! Down! Up! Down!" The drill is part of the new Patch High School Sports Athletic Conditioning Clinic, a free, 12-week summer program that ended Aug. 14.

  • Camp takes Cub Scouts to 'space and beyond'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Chimps and dogs have been a part of the space program for years, but tigers, wolves and bears' No, it's not a top secret Space Shuttle Discovery mission, but the Stuttgart Cub Scout Twilight Camp.

  • Girl Scouts offers 'world' of opportunity' for all ages

    Sep 1, 2009

    It takes more than selling cookies to be a Girl Scout. For almost 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America program has taught girls to become effective leaders and help the less fortunate in their communities. Girl Scouts in Stuttgart can add volksmarching, exploring Europe and working with Scouts from around the world to that list.

  • CYS youth fitness program focuses on health that lasts lifetime

    Sep 1, 2009

    This fall, children and teens can learn what it means to stay fit and practice healthy habits with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Fitness Program.

  • Stuttgart NCO named IMCOM's 'Best Warrior'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ronald White, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Military Policeman, is Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for 2009.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Gibson: Workforce motivated, professional

    Aug 31, 2009

    On July 29, Col. Charles C. Gibson assumed command of Tobyhanna Army Depot. He recently took time to speak with The Tobyhanna Reporter about himself and his first impressions of Tobyhanna.

  • Project team condenses stock, frees storage space

    Aug 31, 2009

    Since 2007, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Unidentified Stock (UNIDENT) Project Team has worked to condense the supply of materials at Tobyhanna for higher efficiency.

  • HMMWV inspections go paperless

    Aug 31, 2009

    Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide (AP&IG ), which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on Humvees.

  • Depot overhauls AF deployable radar system

    Aug 31, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees and active-duty airmen have teamed up to complete the overhaul and resheltering of an Air Force deployable radar unit.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Lost and Found: The inheritance of forgiveness

    Aug 31, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Sarah Tillman, the Army Material Command senior Chaplain Assistant, and I participated in the U.S. Army North Command's Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise for developing responses to natural disasters as well as to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • MEDDAC inducts NCOs: New leaders reflect, step up

    Aug 31, 2009

    A feature in Honor of the Year of the NCO. MEDDAC inducted NCOs at a recent ceremony. The Fort Polk Guardian sat down with these NCOs to find out how these Soldiers feel about joining the NCO ranks.

  • Big surprises can come in pretty, little packages

    Aug 31, 2009

    Fort Polk Guardian editor is bitten by a tick which results in two-week illness.

  • 115th CSH under new leadership

    Aug 31, 2009

    A 15-month deployment culminated in a ceremony on 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field Aug. 21 for the 115th Combat Support Hospital. The redeployment ceremony was coupled with a change of command and change of responsibility for Col. John McGrath, 115th commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shirley Hunt.

  • Geronimos fill Texas sky, swap tales

    Aug 31, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, filled the south Texas sky with silk Aug. 21 as they parachuted in to kick-start the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion's annual reunion. The jump at Hall Drop Zone on Camp Bullis, located on the northwest side of San Antonio, took place before a crowd of former Geronimos who ran the gamut from current-day Iraq veterans to troopers who were part of the first combat jump in U.S. Army history on Nov. 8, 1942 at Tafarquay Airport on the hot sands of Oran, Algeria in north Africa.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates women's equality

    Aug 28, 2009

    The XVIII Airborne Corps, in conjunction with Womack Army Medical Center, hosted the Women's Equality Day celebration. Kate Campbell Stevenson, Broadway singer, actor and educator, used costume, song and short stories to highlight the accomplishments of women during the early 20th century. During her one women show "Petticoats in Politics," Stevenson recalled the suffragist movement through the words of Abigail Adams who wrote a series of letters to her husband John in 1776 detailing her frustration in being considered inferior and implored him to "remember the ladies."

  • ROCKS partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 28, 2009

    It is often said that one of our most precious resources is time. On Aug 8, members of the All-American Chapter, The ROCKS Inc., volunteered their time and skills as they partnered with the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity to improve homes in a downtown Fayetteville community.

  • Army parachute rigger teams compete at Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    There was a rodeo on Fort Bragg Aug. 10 through 14, but instead of bucking Brahma bulls there were billowy olive drab canopies. The participants substituted bright yellow static lines for steer-roping lariats. And, instead of cowboy hats, the competitors donned fire engine red rigger hats. The 2009 Rigger Rodeo brought in 10 teams from throughout the United States and Europe to determine the best rigger company in the Army.

  • PSYOP Soldiers try out for team to serve alongside Army Rangers

    Aug 28, 2009

    Five psychological operations specialists assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group recently underwent a grueling, five-day assessment to determine if they are fit to serve and fight with the 75th Ranger Regiment. The week-long assessment was designed to observe how the Soldiers perform under stressful conditions. Kicking off the week was physical training as soon as the sun came up. Then it was on to the Ranger physical fitness test. After a quick breakfast and the chance to change into their duty uniform, the Soldiers and their evaluators moved out to Mott Lake for the combat water survival test.

  • Airlift Wing dedicates nose art to XVIII Airborne Corps

    Aug 28, 2009

    After more than 60 years away, the 440th Airlift Wing returned to their original home at Pope Air Force Base June 10, 2007, to once again put the "air" in airborne for the XVIII Abn. Corps. From the skies over Europe during World War II to the present and beyond, the XVIII Abn. Corps and the 440th Airlift Wing stand ready to respond to any crisis around the world.

  • Seven paratroopers naturalized before deployment to Iraq

    Aug 28, 2009

    Days before boarding a plane bound for a war zone, seven Fort Bragg Paratroopers became U.S. citizens in a ceremony Aug. 13 that concluded an unusually-short, two-day naturalization process. Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment and one Soldier from 307th Brigade Support Battalion were sworn in as American citizens outside the squadron headquarters.

  • Fort Bragg kitchens cooking up awards

    Aug 28, 2009

    In this year's Installation Management Command-level Philip A. Connelly Award competition, two Fort Bragg dining facilities claimed victory and are now competing at the Department of the Army level for the title of Army's Best Dining Facility. From Fort Bragg, the Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Dining Facility took the win in the large unit category while the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, United States Army Special Operations Command Dining Facility won in the small unit category.

  • 82nd Airborne Division convention unites paratroopers past, present

    Aug 28, 2009

    Being a paratrooper is a special accomplishment to many Soldiers in the division, both past and present, and events like these remind Soldiers of why they're proud to be in the 82nd, many veterans said. "There hasn't been a day I've been here that I haven't thought about my time in the 82nd," said Greg Fulbright, who was in the division from 1983 to 1985. "I get to meet and talk to seven decades of troopers," Fulbright said. "I wouldn't trade the experience for anything."

  • Blood donor center to get expanded site on Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2009

    After 10 years in a 'temporary space', the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center will move to a 12,000 square foot facility to be completed June 2010 at a cost of $5,000,000.

  • Helping military Families bond

    Aug 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg's ASYMCA offers many programs to help Families

  • 4th POG receives exemplary compliance award

    Aug 28, 2009

    Unit recognized for their work in protecting the environment

  • Fort bragg's 4th BCT heads to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2009

    This is the second deployment to Afghanistan for the 3,300-man unit, having returned from a 15-month deployment in April 2008. It will also be the second deployment for Staff Sgt. Richard Lyden, a section sergeant from Indianapolis, who through tear-stained eyes said it would be his hardest. He will be leaving behind his wife of three years, Colleen, and seven-month old Aubrey, his first child. "It's going to be hard," said Lyden, with Troop B, 4th Battalion, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. "But we will do good things. We will be out on patrols, working with the Afghans and meeting the people to help make their country better."

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Ask the Commander!: August responses

    Aug 28, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The "Ask the Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

  • MPs reach into local community with encouragement for at-risk teens

    Aug 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command shared a taste of military life with more than 50 elementary and middle-school students at a "Back 2 School Campout" in northeastern Baltimore's Herring Run Park on Friday and Saturday.

  • Security Assistance Chief of Staff Returns to Redstone

    Aug 28, 2009

    As U.S. Army Security Assistance Command makes the move to Redstone from Fort Belvoir, Va., one new addition is helping to smooth the way for others. Col. Tommy Lancaster became chief of staff for the organization June 22. With the organization both moving and restructuring as part of its BRAC-mandated relocation, Lancaster finds his duties divided between the two main locations. "Right now is very interesting because of our split operations," Lancaster said. "It's a challenge to work two headquarters at once." The move is going well. Lancaster estimates USASAC is about 18 months ahead of schedule. They have 85 people in place at Redstone and are expecting about 60 more. While helping the organization's staff move forward, Lancaster is working on what will happen to those not coming with them.

  • Actress takes on suffragette persona in Women's Equality tribute

    Aug 28, 2009

    Callander performed "Marching Towards Equality" in observance of Women's Equality Day sponsored Aug. 19 at Club Meade by the installation's Equal Opportunity Office. The 90-minute program also included the National Anthem sung by Ciara Norman, a student at Old Mill High School in Millersville; a display of historic photographs; a documentary of the suffrage movement; and a celebratory cake.

  • Pokai Bay Luau: Discover a hidden paradise at PARC

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Nestled in a secluded beach cove is a hidden paradise where families are gathering to catch a colorful sunset, enjoy a luau and experience old Hawaii. That paradise is Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) at Pokai Bay, named one of the best beach facilities on the island and the best-kept secret of those stationed or visiting Hawaii.

  • Son of Sputnik Builder Visits Explorer Birthplace

    Aug 28, 2009

    Dr. Mike Gruntman, professor of astronautics at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, stopped by for a brief visit to the Office of the Command Historian on Aug. 17. Gruntman partnered with the office a few years ago. He was looking for historical footage of the Army's early pioneering efforts in space for his lectures. Mike Baker, AMCOM's command historian, jumped at the opportunity. "Who better than one of the world's eminent physicists and early space experts to help spread our story'" Baker said.

  • Apprenticeship program says 'you're hired!'

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Career-oriented students met at the Teen Center, here, to obtain information about an innovative apprenticeship program offering not only real-life work experience, but paid jobs to local teens, Aug. 10-14.

  • Well-water testing washes up favorable results

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Army's ongoing investigation into whether groundwater around Fort Meade contains hazardous levels of various chemicals has returned promising results.

  • Food show infuses commissaries with local products, flavors

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The aroma of savory pork and chicken katsu cooking joined the smells wafting through the Hawaii Prince Hotel, here, during the 12th Annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, Aug. 20.

  • NASA Administrator From the Few and the Proud

    Aug 28, 2009

    NASA's new administrator wanted to get one thing clear when he spoke for the first time in front of a heavily military-oriented audience Aug. 19 at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference - DoD and NASA are not two very different agencies. "We do things differently," said Charles Bolden, a retired Marine Corps major general who served as a pilot in Vietnam and as a NASA astronaut. "But our space activities give us a common foundation. Whether you work for NASA or the Army, space is important to our nation. It is critical." With that out of the way, Bolden had another misconception to dispel concerning President Barack Obama's interest in space and space exploration. "He has a vision for space. He has very interesting thoughts of the future of space," Bolden said. "A lot of people are afraid of what's going to come out of the Augustine Commission (an advisory committee on the future of the nation's space mission). I'm not."

  • 'A Good Defense Requires A Good Offense'

    Aug 28, 2009

    The need to stay ahead of the threat on the world stage from rogue nations, political and economic organizations, and non-state actors that include terrorists is driving the U.S. missile defense program as the nation focuses on defending its borders, its allies and its troops, said the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. Speaking to participants at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 18, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton said the U.S. is operating in a "multi-polar environment with new threats and adversaries that challenge us. It makes us look at offense and defense in a different light." Chilton, a veteran astronaut of three space flights and the first former astronaut to receive four-star rank, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet decisive national security objectives. The Strategic Command provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of defense. STRATCOM mission areas include full-spectrum global strike; space operations; computer network operations; Department of Defense information operations; strategic warning; integrated missile defense, global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and specialized expertise to the joint war fighter.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 28, 2009

    "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey, the actor and retired Marine who starred in "Full Metal Jacket" as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, visited Fort Leonard Wood, this week. Ermey came to post while filming the final episode of his new History Channel TV series, "Lock N' Load," which he calls, "'Mail Call' on steroids." Mail Call was Gunny's previous TV series in which he answered fans' questions about military life and weapons.

  • Army Retiree with a Tradition of Service

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - At a ceremony held at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Aug. 11, retired Army Col. Alan Phillips received the Army's Commander's Award for Public Service at the hands of Vice Adm. William Sullivan, the U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

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