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  • Bicycle Ride Generates Electricity

    May 28, 2009

    Earth Day 2009 brought an innovative energy project to the Arsenal. Workers from Garrison's Environmental Management Division, along with contractors from Chugach Management Services Inc. and many other Redstone employees, created a display in which people could generate their own electricity simply by riding a bicycle.

  • Saving lives emphasized at Safety Day

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Lee's Safety Day continually explores ways to increase safety awareness through information, demonstrations and displays. It was at it again this year with a few new features, but it has always been about saving lives.

  • Soldiers close first career chapter as fuelers

    May 28, 2009

    The Soldiers of Class 042-09, graduating from the petroleum supply specialist course at Fort Lee's Petroleum and Water Department, may have closed the first chapter of their Army career today, but it's worth taking a closer look at how it all began.

  • TRADOC awards Transportation Civilian of the Year to Fort Lee member

    May 28, 2009

    A member of Team Lee earned the coveted title of Transportation Corps Civilian of the Year for the Training and Doctrine Command. Arnold "Buck" Shaw, a training specialist for the Combined Arms Support Command, was presented the award by Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, in a ceremony May 20 at the 1st Logistical War Memorial, beside the Sustainment Center of Excellence.

  • Army's Installation Manager Listens to Military Spouses

    May 28, 2009

    A planned daylong visit to Redstone Arsenal by Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, commander of the Installation Management Command, on May 20 was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. Because of that, scheduled meetings were shortened. Some meetings, including a luncheon with various Arsenal and community leaders, were cancelled. But, Wilson's meeting with local military spouses, though moved to an earlier time, remained firmly part of his Arsenal visit.

  • Spouses 'at ease' with grassroots group

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON -- Military spouses generally have to be able to adapt to new situations every few years, often leaving careers, friends and family behind at the last duty station. For women whose husband's new assignment is as a drill sergeant, the adjustment can be especially difficult.

  • Post '4-feits' dialing shortcut

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson telephone users will experience a change in the way they dial numbers to on-post phone lines this summer, officials from the Directorate of Information Management said.

  • Like a hurricane: Exercise prepares post for storm season

    May 28, 2009

    FORT JACKSON -- As Steve Palmer waited inside the Joe E. Mann Center Friday, the concern on his face intensified. A hurricane was coming, and he hadn't heard from his 19-year-old daughter who was attending a friend's graduation nearby. The roads were closed, and when Palmer, his wife and mother-in-law made it to a shelter a couple of hours later, he had grown only more worried.

  • U.S. Defense Posture a Balancing Act

    May 28, 2009

    A top Army officer says the new administration's interest in cutting defense dollars is balanced with the growing threat from the world's adversarial nations. Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told participants of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Association of the U.S. Army's Tactical Missiles Conference at the Von Braun Center on May 19 that the growth in "rogue nation" ballistic missiles of all ranges will continue to emphasize the need to develop ballistic missile defense. "This is a transitional period typical of a new administration," O'Reilly said. "Our budget is flexible and responsible. It will undergo several reviews by Congress in a synergistic way over the next few months.

  • Aviation Center site of Cav style reenlistment

    May 28, 2009

    On the 11th anniversary of his initial Army enlistment, Staff Sgt. Michael Banks renewed his commitment to the Army while mounted on a draft horse during a Cav-style ceremony at Fort Rucker's Equestrian Center May 19.

  • German author looking for evidence of father's WWII POW time at Knox

    May 28, 2009

    Feature story about WWII POW camp at Fort Knox

  • Knox's Heideman TRADOC Instructor of the Year

    May 28, 2009

    TRADOC's Instructor of the Year

  • Tournament boosts Belvoir combatives program

    May 28, 2009

    Sixteen Soldiers competed in the 2009 Fort Belvoir Combatives Tournament at Wells Field House Thursday. The event's winners earned a trip to the Military District of Washington combatives tournament in July. Lt. Col. Kevin McKenna, Headquarters Battalion garrison commander who has helped spearhead much of the combatives program push at Belvoir, felt the tournament helped highlight the importance of combatives.

  • It's not how they died, it's how they lived

    May 28, 2009

    "The question is how. How do we as a nation prove worthy of the gift of freedom given to us by the men and women who fought and died' We must remember each and every one of them," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over Memorial Day weekend hundreds of families of the fallen, including some from Fort Belvoir, gathered at the Gaylord National Convention Center at Washington National Harbor to attend the 15th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Seminar and Good Grief Camp for young survivors.

  • Students and community members commemorate Memorial Day

    May 28, 2009

    Members of the Belvoir community came together Thursday in the Fort Belvoir Elementary School cafeteria to observe Memorial Day and honor Soldiers who have served or are currently serving their country. The event coincided with the Woodlawn Cemetery clean up that occurred May 16 to honor the servicemembers from the Woodlawn and Belvoir community.

  • Installation command sergeant major honors fallen veterans at Mount Comfort Cemetery

    May 28, 2009

  • Hallowed history: Staff ride to Gettysburg digs up lessons of war

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Meade service members and civilians visit Gettysburg, Pa., during a Battlfield Staff Ride held May 19.

  • In their honor

    May 28, 2009

  • Fort Meade Mail center's negative pressure room designed to contain pathogens

    May 28, 2009

    Fort Meade Mail and Distribution Center dedicates new negative pressure room. The room combines biological detection and negative pressure containment, allowing all mail to be contained and tested prior to distribution on the installation.

  • Meade senior awarded $40K college scholarship

    May 28, 2009

    Meade High School senior awarded $40K college scholarship.

  • Army Team C4ISR exhibits technologies to APG community on Armed Forces Day

    May 28, 2009

  • Commentary: No cost to determine VA health care eligibility

    May 28, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. All veterans who served our country in an honorable fashion owe it to themselves to check their eligibility for VA health care.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • Partnership event brings counterparts closer together

    May 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- On May 12th, German and American Soldiers took part in a joint program in Volkach, Germany that provided training to American Soldiers stationed in Bamberg, Germany. Several of the American units attempted to qualify for the German Marksmanship Badge known as the SchAfA1/4tzenschnur and were also treated to a barbecue hosted by German soldiers. Future interoperability events are in the works.

  • Casey garrison hosts prayer breakfast

    May 28, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment hosted a prayer breakfast at the USAG-Casey Warrior Club, May 1.

  • BOSS challenges Soldiers in a game with children

    May 28, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Bringing so much success last year, Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers hosted the second annual "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader"competition at USAG-RC Mitchell's Club May 4.

  • Yongsan Library features free Wi-Fi hotspot

    May 28, 2009

    Connecting to the Internet for free is convenient at locations all across U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Now, Yongsan surfers can add another location to the list: the Yongsan Library.

  • Korean employees set to deploy in Middle East

    May 28, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - "We go where you go," is the slogan of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service dating back to Desert Storm when AAFES services were needed for Soldiers deployed in Kuwait and the Middle East.

  • Yongsan hosts Pacific-wide softball tournament

    May 28, 2009

    Nearly 700 softball players converged on Yongsan to play in the 19th annual Pacific-wide Softball Tournament May 23-25 at the sports fields at Collier Field House on South Post. The official opening ceremony kicked off the tournament May 23.

  • Humphreys Soldiers pass through 'Gates of Fire' training at Camp Hovey

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY Shea Range - Soldiers from the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, USAG-Humphreys, completed their first "Gates of Fire" live-fire training at Hovey's Shea Range May 20.

  • Red Cloud Fire Chief serves elderly

    May 28, 2009

    John Cook (right), USAG-RC fire chief, serves food to elderly people as a volunteer along with Shim, Pyoung-Kang, 2nd Fire & disaster Management Headquarters director, who organized the food pantry. The food pantry, which opened May 13, provides free food every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday aided by Gyeonggi Province. Chief Cook was invited to attend the opening ceremony and do voluteer work.

  • Commander's Corner: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 28, 2009

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to honor citizens of our country whose families went to America from halfway around the world and became integral members of American society.

  • Red Cloud firefighters sharpen disaster response skills

    May 28, 2009

    USAG-Red Cloud firefighters participated in the National Disaster Emergency Rescue Training, which took place at Daejin University May 11, in close cooperation with a large number of Gyeong-gi Province and Republic of Korea Army firefighters.

  • Dr. Biden visits Carson Soldiers, Families

    May 27, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, visited Fort Carson, Colo., to talk with Soldiers, Family members and Mountain Post Team leaders on issues affecting Soldiers and their Families.

  • Army employee, musician friend organize local benefit golf tournament

    May 27, 2009

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

  • Celebrating Asian-Pacific American heritage

    May 27, 2009

    Celebrating Asian-Pacific American heritage

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Fort Eustis riders make a run for safety

    May 27, 2009

    Fort Eustis riders make a run for safety

  • Program aimed at growing leaders across APG

    May 27, 2009

  • Fort Eustis K-9s are top dogs at competition

    May 27, 2009

    Fort Eustis K-9s are top dogs at competition

  • 'Soldier-borne' Chem-Bio Reconnaissance System fielded

    May 27, 2009

  • SOS demonstrates Army commitment to families of fallen

    May 27, 2009

    SOS demonstrates Army commitment to families of fallen

  • Soldiers provide color guard, participate in area Memorial Day observances

    May 27, 2009

    Memorial Day observances

  • Gracie Brothers pay visit to Fort Eustis dojo

    May 27, 2009

    Combatvies: Gracie Brothers pay visit to Fort Eustis dojo

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • Vermont National Guard Camp Sets Environmental Standard

    May 27, 2009

    Camp Johnson serves as VTARNG's primary industrial installation. Its environmental office supports the federal and state mission of the National Guard by ensuring the availability of lands and facilities for quality, realistic Soldier training through compliance with federal, state, local, and Army regulations.

  • Ansbach Child and Youth Services focuses on need while recognizing its own

    May 27, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Accomplishment arrives from hard work, but it can deliver stress as well.

  • 'Big Fish' author chats with future writers

    May 27, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Only 15 minutes every day of writing was one of many bits of advice passed down to future writers by award-winning author and illustrator Daniel Wallace May 20 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's library on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kaiserslautern was the second to the last stop on Wallace's tour of eight Army installations in Italy, Belgium and Germany as part of the Army Europe Libraries' Conversations literary discussion series. The Installation Management Command-Europe Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored Wallace's tour.

  • Dancers take to stage for tailor-made show

    May 27, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - For the past 20 years, Christie has been bringing that fairy tale experience to the children enrolled in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited ballet classes. Louis Hodge, who plays the emperor in this year's Heidelberg Youth Ballet Theater, couldn't say what part he enjoyed the most in Sunday's performance of "The Emperor and the Nightingale."

  • Kids spend a day in the life of Soldier-parents during 'boot camp'

    May 27, 2009

    At Heidelberg Middle School May 19, Chelsea Shivers and other classmates with deployed or recently redeployed parents got another chance to be like their Soldier parents - by participating in "Kids' Boot Camp."

  • Watervliet, Alcoa forge new bonds

    May 27, 2009

    In an extraordinary model of government and private industry cooperation, representatives from Alcoa Defense visited the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal this month to gain a better understanding of Army-owned research, development, and manufacturing. And there could be no better place for Alcoa, which is the world's leader in production and management of aluminum, to learn about government-owned manufacturing than at the nation's oldest, continuously active arsenal, the Watervliet Arsenal. Watervliet is the only DoD site where the design activity, BenAfAt Laboratories, is co-located with the production base, Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Korean Good Neighbor English Camp

    May 27, 2009

    Kyrsten McLaughlin, Seoul American high school student, teaches Kim, Tae-hyun, Gwanggok High School student (left), and Kim, Hyung-tae, Gyungmoon High School student (right), how to use a digital single lens reflex camera at a photography class, Yongsan Garrison, May 22. Sixty Korean students participated in the five-day long annual Good Neighbor English Camp hosted by the United States Forces Korea Public Affairs office this year.

  • Korean university students visit Yongsan Garrison

    May 27, 2009

    Students and staff from a Korean university received an orientation to Yongsan Garrison May 20 to understand better about what U.S. Army does in Korea as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program.

  • Yongsan Memorial Day Block Party starts summer

    May 27, 2009

    Hundreds of Yongsan community members welcomed the summer of 2009 with a Memorial Day Block Party at the Main Post Club parking lot Saturday, May 23.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • Community welcomes the Watervliet Arsenal back

    May 26, 2009

    After nine reductions in force at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal since the early 1990s, it should not surprise anyone to see the community spirit of the Arsenal workforce to have declined in equal measure. But as the Troy Record's front page headline highlighted today, "Arsenal back in step," the Arsenal has rekindled the spirit.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • Please Add a Title!

    May 26, 2009

    These pictures show, in progression, the first time a Lakota helicopter was used to drop military personnel into a lake. The training event took place at Fort Polk, Louisiana,

  • Fort Polk bids farewell to 142nd CSSB troops

    May 26, 2009

    The 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion stood at attention on Fort Polk's 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Field for the last time at their relocation ceremony May 19. This final goodbye precedes the battalion's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Picatinny recognizes Navy EOD for UXO removal

    May 26, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four sailors from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck were recognized for their efforts by Picatinny's garrison commander during a ceremony here April 17.

  • Fourth annual Hooray for Heroes

    May 26, 2009

  • Two Fort Sam Houston ISR Soldiers win 2009 Hot Technologies Contest

    May 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright and Spc. Brendan Beely of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, a subcommand of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, recognized a problem, and invented a device for securing medical tubes and catheters intubated within a patient that will prevent damage to the incisors by locating separate bite blocks on the molars. Not expecting their "simple" solution to a medical problem would turn into a winning invention - the two Soldiers entered the Department of Defense 2009 Hot Technologies Contest and submitted an invention called a Medical Tube Securing Device.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • CBRNE Soldiers, Families developing Strong Bonds

    May 25, 2009

  • C4ISR 'Phase Two' program expected to begin this month

    May 25, 2009

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    May 25, 2009

  • ACS hosts appreciation festivities for military spouses on APG

    May 25, 2009

  • ACWA mission supports the defense of America

    May 25, 2009

  • Corps steers evolution of future landscape at APG

    May 25, 2009

  • Commentary: Honoring this day

    May 25, 2009

  • Fort Lee readies for arrival of U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools

    May 25, 2009

    With the final shipment of steel delivered, contractors began erecting the remaining pieces on the Route 36 flyover bridge in early December 2008 and are on schedule for a May 2010 completion date.

  • Fort Lee builds ordnance training complex north of Rt. 36

    May 25, 2009

  • OC&S holds final anniversary ball at APG

    May 25, 2009

  • Two OC&S leaders hailed during Retirement Retreat Ceremony

    May 25, 2009

    Col. Michael T. McBride, OC&S deputy commander and chief of staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Bray of the 16th Ordnance Battalion retire during units retreat ceremony.

  • Pandemic flu planning checklist for individuals, Families

    May 25, 2009

  • Prom night rules: Communication, rules can create a safer prom night

    May 25, 2009

  • DoD promotes military participation in World No Tobacco Day

    May 25, 2009

  • Looking back...a Chemical Corps sergeant major reflects on his life as a Soldier

    May 25, 2009

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • Honoring the Islands: Fort Shafter Elementary School celebrates May Day

    May 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Students from Fort Shafter Elementary School, here, participated in their annual May Day celebration, May 15. Check out more photos on U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    May 22, 2009

    MANOA, Hawaii - The University of Hawaii (UH) conducted a commissioning ceremony for 25 graduates of the UH-Manoa, Army ROTC program, May 17, at the Kennedy Theater on the campus, here.

  • DES Straight Talk: Garrison, AHFH improve quality of life

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In an effort to further improve the quality of life in our communities, Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), chaired a meeting with garrison leaders May 12.

  • Riders must be responsible

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community logged two motorcycle incidents during the past week - one ended in a fatality.

  • Showcase Night gives 'young at art' opportunity to shine

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Standing outside her classroom following another nerve-wracking yet successful Student Showcase Night at Wheeler Middle School, art instructor Jennifer Wada-Goode finally had a chance to relax.

  • Army history comes alive at Fort DeRussy during annual event

    May 22, 2009

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Mike Maranto blew in from the Windy City last week and found the perfect spot to chill in Waikiki, at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, site of the 10th Annual Living History Day, May 16.

  • Lantern dedications provide a peaceful remembrance of lost loved ones

    May 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 10th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony will take place May 25 and invites people of all cultures and religious backgrounds to come together to cast afloat more than 2,000 candlelit lanterns as a way of peacefully remembering loved ones who have passed.

  • RIA-JMTC celebrates Machinist Apprenticeship Program graduation

    May 22, 2009

    All across the country, high school and college students are celebrating the end of a long four year journey with commencement. The same was celebrated at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center when 11 people graduated from the Machinist Apprenticeship Program Friday. The Apprentice Program at Rock Island Arsenal can trace its roots to just before World War I. The first class graduated in 1910. Today, the program is partnered with Black Hawk College, a partnership that has helped the program expand and improve.

  • Miss Missouri learns Combat Water Survival

    May 22, 2009

    Miss Missouri 2008, Lacey Fitzgerald, joined Soldiers for drown-proofing training at Davidson Fitness Center, Tuesday. Fitzgerald's visit was part of Summer Safety Days, a two-week period set aside by the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood to prepare everyone for the safety and health concerns associated with summer.

  • Williams takes command in ceremony Tuesday; Hall presides

    May 22, 2009

    Col. John Megnia relinquished command of the Fort Leonard Wood garrison to Col. Charles Williams in Lincoln Hall auditorium, Tuesday. "A garrison commander is a ... one man band," said Russell Hall, Installation Management Command-Northeast region director. "He orchestrates a great fleet of individuals and a great team of professionals."

  • Military Working Dog Warrior Police Challenge

    May 22, 2009

    The third annual Military Working Dog Warrior Police Competition was held at Fort Leonard Wood, May 11-15, putting more than 40 teams through the ultimate test to find out who could be "top dog." After nearly a week of competition and 12 different events, Staff Sgt. James Cooey, 42nd Military Police Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C., and his dog, Randy took "Top Dog" honors.

  • Armed Forces Day Celebration

    May 22, 2009

    2,000 community members celebrated Armed Forces Day on the Detroit Arsenal, MI, sharing a fun-filled day.

  • Biggest Armed Forces Day celebration in country steps off at Fort Sill

    May 22, 2009

    Nearly 3, 000 Soldiers marched in what some call the biggest armed forces day parade in the country.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Fair helps community members stay safe

    May 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood held their Safety and Health Fair - as part of Summer Safety Days - at Nutter Field House, to warn the public about potential hazards and educate them in regard to health concerns, Monday.

  • Breaking Ground at the Detroit Arsenal

    May 22, 2009

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Detroit Arsenal, MI, to celebrate three construction projects. Picture Caption: MG Scott G. West, Commander, TACOM LCMC, stands guard as Ms. Brenda Lee McCullough, Garrison Manager, CSM Otis Cuffee, Command Sergeant Major, TACOM LCMC, and others symbolically break ground for new construction on the Arsenal.

  • Thousands turn out to honor military at Picatinny's Armed Forces Day May 9

    May 22, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny opened its hearts and gates to honor the nation's service members during an Armed Forces Day open house that drew thousands of guests from surrounding communities here May 9.

  • Jazz Ambassadors Connect with Youth Through Music

    May 22, 2009

  • EOD of the Year Competition

    May 22, 2009

    2009 EOD of the Year Competition

  • AN/TRC-190 Reset program changes, efficiency improves

    May 22, 2009

    Improvements, initiative and teamwork help Tobyhanna personnel return AN/TRC-190 systems to Soldiers more efficiently.

  • BOSS members partner with SHARP Program

    May 22, 2009

    Army families attending a recent Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir, Va., were greeted by a unique group of Soldiers from the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

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