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  • Night on the town: Local community celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 14, 2009

    For Anthony Laus and his friends, National Night Out is more than a study in crime prevention. The annual event, held Aug. 4 on McGlachlin Parade Field, offers a final opportunity for the Fort Meade community to hang out before school begins.

  • Volunteers provide free physicals for area youth

    Aug 14, 2009

    With Labor Day just around the corner, the summer is coming to an end for school children throughout the Mount Vernon community. For Fairfax County Public Schools, classes begin the day after Labor Day and the time has come for children to get their yearly physicals. For families who cannot afford medical insurance, this can be difficult.

  • Demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: McCoy personnel participate in pre-game activities

    Aug 14, 2009

    Two dozen Soldiers from Fort McCoy played leading roles in the opening ceremonies at a La Crosse baseball game July 24. The Soldiers' participation was part of the installation's support of the Army's celebration of the Year of the NCO.

  • Preparations begin for move to new Child Development Center at Fort McCoy

    Aug 14, 2009

    The new Child Development Center, building 1796 at Fort McCoy, is moving steadily toward a projected Sept. 1 opening date.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Audie Murphy center opens

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Audie Murphy Fitness Center opened with a new look and a new name Monday after a monthlong renovation. Now called the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center, the center is the only one of its kind at Fort Benning, said Carol Gearheart, sports specialist of the facility. The center is modeled after the Tucker Performance Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

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  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • Muslim chaplain brings unique perspective to Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten years ago, when he was a battalion commander at Fort Sill, Okla., then - Col. Jim Davis received a call that the Army had a new chaplain for his Soldiers - and he was a Muslim.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Dream Team

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Book Captures Spirit of Magazine Cartoonist

    Aug 13, 2009

    As the Army's PS Magazine celebrates its 58th year in publication, a book about its history is hot off the presses. The author, Paul Fitzgerald, tells the history of celebrated graphic novelist and artist Will Eisner, who spent 21 years bringing the material in PS Magazine to life. "PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly has been in existence for over 58 years. In any organization that's been around that long, you run the risk of losing the institutional memories, the earliest anecdotes and stories, and the actual truth involved with your organization's origin," Stuart Henderson, production manager at PS Magazine, said. "None of our current staff members were with PS during those early years. I know of only four living people who were, and one of them is Paul Fitzgerald."

  • Welcome to class ...School's in session on Fort McPherson

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighteen small faces looked around the room with a mixture of different emotions. Some smiled, the joy at a new adventure radiating off their faces. Others had darting eyes, curiosity prompting them to take in the alien environment. And yet another group bore tears and looks of anger, saddened at leaving home. The first day of school can be quite an experience for a young child at Fort McPherson.

  • Interns Take Team Building on the Road

    Aug 13, 2009

    People joining the Redstone work force hear a lot about team building. A group of interns from the AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate found a creative way to put the idea into action. They took team building to the beach. Nine interns, including two from the Integrated Materiel Management Center, headed south June 19-24 to Destin, Fla. The idea was to have fun while building their relationships and getting to know one another.

  • Army Showcased at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Aug 13, 2009

    If you want to be close to the heartbeat of the Army, then attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army is the place to be. Set for Oct. 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capitol, the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting will provide its members with presentations by high-level Army officials, more than 500 Army and industry exhibits, and professional development forums for Soldiers, Army family members and industry executives. More than 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense and Congress, will participate. "The purpose of the annual meeting and associated exhibitions is to recognize the achievements of Soldiers and AUSA chapters during the previous year, provide a forum for discussion of pertinent issues impacting our Soldiers and the Army, and provide training for chapter leadership in organizing their individual chapter activities," said retired Col. Steve Taylor, president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of AUSA.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers train C-RAM sailors

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fort Sill trains sailors on the use of the C-RAM gun

  • Local Firefighters Learn Ropes at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 13, 2009

    "Where's the elevator at'" quipped a firefighter as he climbed the steps of an old NASA test stand. The mothballed test stand and a nearby blockhouse were the site the afternoon of Aug. 5 for an Alabama Fire College Rope Rescue Class. Redstone Fire and Emergency Services conducted the training last week for Redstone, Huntsville and Madison firefighters. "It's a 40-hour class," Jeff Burns, one of the three instructors, said. "It's called technical rope rescue, it's a rope rescue class."

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

    They're as small as a pencil lead yet just mentioning them makes people start to itch. What are they' Head lice! With school starting, these little pests will be moving through school age heads with a vengeance. Students, parents and teachers should know how head lice are transmitted and how to recognize and treat infestations.

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham's resume reads like a who's who of an aspiring career Soldier - service in Desert Storm, first active duty Army colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime, director of the largest military evacuation following the Hurricane Katrina devastation in New Orleans, deputy commander of the U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and currently the commander of Division West and Fort Carson, Colo. Graham's resume includes numerous other assignments in his 32 years of military service along with numerous awards and decorations. But, in coming years, Graham may become best known for the losses he and his wife and their daughter have suffered during the past six years - the suicide death of son Kevin, a top ROTC cadet, in 2003, and the death of son Jeff, a second lieutenant, in 2004 as a result of a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

  • DoD logistics information system transfers to CECOM software center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT LEE, Va. - It will be a bit of a homecoming when sustainment and system management responsibilities for one of the Department of Defense's primary logistics information systems transfer this fall from an Army systems acquisitions organization to one dedicated to life-cycle sustainment.

  • Fort Huachuca USAG gets to know commander

    Aug 13, 2009

    During an All Hands Meeting at Cochise Theater July 23, Col. Timothy Faulkner, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Fort Huachuca, shared his views on Army Values, work, life and his vision for USAG while under his command.

  • Novice Soldier boxer wins first fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Pfc. Brian Taylor, assigned to B Company, 264th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, won his first boxing tournament on July 26 at Woodlawn Gym during the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas, hosted by San Antonio Sports and San Antonio Parks and Recreation. More than 7,500 athletes participated in 15 sport events held at various locations in San Antonio from July 23 to July 26. Taylor boxed in the sub-novice 152 pound welterweight category.

  • Workers Meet Browning the Bomb Detection Dog

    Aug 13, 2009

    It was hard not to notice the exuberant, happy-go-lucky English Labrador retriever bounding through the parking lot at building 5436 on Aug. 3. But there was much more to this chocolate lab than the friendly look on his face. Browning, who was visiting with his handler Troy Chaffee, is a highly trained, bomb-sniffing police dog. He is trained to recognize more than 22,000 chemical odors singularly or combined to make explosives. Browning and Chaffee, a deputy sheriff, are a certified ordnance recognition team and members of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Wash.

  • Respite care offered through Exceptional Family Member Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Exceptional Family Member Program offers programs for active duty Soldiers who have Family members with special needs and the Respite Care Program goes a step further offering Families an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of care giving. New guidelines for respite care went into effect Aug. 1. Families will need to complete an Individual Family Respite Care Plan, Family Needs Assessment, DA Form 4700, and/or DA Form 2792-1.

  • German community leaders thanked for their support of U.S. Soldiers, families

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Mayors and other community leaders from nearby cities visited 1st Armored Division's command post exercise here in preparation for the division's deployment to Iraq this December. The German leaders were thanked for their continued support of U.S. military families through ongoing deployments.

  • Soldiers honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 208th Regional Support Group Headquarters Company were honored during a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony Aug. 8 at Army Community Service. The 208th recently completed a 13-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror. President George W. Bush and Congress created the Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Award Program in 2004 to acknowledge service abroad by Soldiers in the Army Reserve, such as those with the 208th. The award consists of a personalized, encased American flag, a yellow Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag, an Army Reserve Soldier lapel set and a specially-designed commemorative coin.

  • Gear in place for Afghanistan surge

    Aug 13, 2009

    A coordinated Army team provides strategic communications equipment in Afghanistan in time for a U.S. ramp-up in the war-torn country.

  • Marine JROTC Leader Sets Winning Example

    Aug 13, 2009

    Everette "Red" Hodges doesn't mind telling teenagers about his service with the Marines. As the Marine JROTC senior instructor at Johnson High, he gets asked a lot about his experiences in the service. He provides answers as far as the questions require. But it's leadership and citizenship that this top-notch instructor is most concerned about. "We don't recruit for anyone," Hodges said. "We want to help develop young people into good leaders and good citizens. Whether you work at McDonald's or go into the Marines, leadership is always important.

  • Thorpe Cup: World-class athletes inspire Wiesbaden youths

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The competitive world of track and field vaulted itself into the minds of Wiesbaden young people earlier this month.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • NCOs put on a new face for a changing Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas you'll find a noncommissioned officer. They know their missions, they know their equipment, but most importantly they know their Soldiers.

  • BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio

    Aug 13, 2009

    Construction on the Installation Management Command campus at Fort Sam Houston is raising the dust.

  • Artillerymen sharpen skills, test new weapons

    Aug 13, 2009

    With the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, continuing its transformation from a heavy brigade to light infantry brigade, units within the brigade are training to become a lighter fighting force. Soldiers in Battery B, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, continued that training in verification live-fire, Aug. 7.

  • Marne Soldiers conduct TICPDE training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Chemical Soldiers from throughout the 3rd Infantry Division participated in Toxic, Industrial, Chemical Protection and Detection Equipment training, Aug. 6, allowing Soldiers to learn how to detect and dispose of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats.

  • Pulaski Elementary School students get a new ride

    Aug 13, 2009

    On Sept. 1, elementary school-aged students living on Hunter Army Airfield will step onto a new mode of transportation. Heather Ramsey, Hunter school liaison officer, presented parents with information regarding guidelines for riders of the Transportation Motorpool bus to Pulaski Elementary School this fall.

  • Spartan Soldiers make time for worship during training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Despite the heavy demands of training, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers found a way to relax and unwind - spiritually. On Aug. 5, after training was done for the day, 3rd ID and all associated Soldiers gathered together in building 6000 of the National Training Center's area of operation at Fort Irwin, Calif. for a mid-week Bible study session.

  • 396th Transportation Company departs to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    Starting from scratch and standing up the company with virtually nothing, the 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade has had a long road to travel. They have spent countless hours training and preparing for their deployment, but it finally paid off Aug. 8 when approximately 142 Soldiers departed Fort Stewart and headed to Iraq for a 12-month deployment.

  • Jacksonville honors Purple Heart heirs

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Purple Heart is the oldest American military decoration in the world in present use, and on Aug. 6, the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and the Northeast Florida Veterans Council honored the medal and all of those wounded in combat with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville.

  • Operation Dragoon veterans finally honored

    Aug 13, 2009

    In 1944, Allied forces were in a stalemate in the hedgerow country after breaking out of Normandy Beach. The battle was not going the Allies' way and they could have been driven back to the beach. Operation Dragoon was the amphibious invasion in the south of France that linked up with the units breaking out of Normandy. The operation fortified the Allied presence in France and began the eventual defeat of the Axis powers in Europe. The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, Outpost 5845, Europe, honored the veterans of that campaign with a ceremony, Aug. 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

  • SSI NCO of the Year

    Aug 13, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Angela Indardeo navigates the horizontal ladder on the Fit to Win course as part of the Soldier Support Institute NCO of the Year competition. Indardeo, was named the organization's NCO of the Year and Spc. Bobby Bonner was named Soldier of the Year.

  • Students take care of 'kindergarten'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Six-year-olds Camryn Ward and Cheyenne Puckett love the cucumbers that come from their day care's garden. The Scales Avenue Child Development Center's community garden was started eight years ago. And each spring since, the center's children plant at least two vegetables each season.

  • Spouse's program 'coasts' onto Fort Jackson

    Aug 13, 2009

    When Aleah Ball first moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where her recruiter husband was stationed at the time, she said it was difficult meeting new people. Though Ball's is a story often heard among military spouses, Fort Jackson Army Community Service is doing its part to make sure those stationed here will have a different story to tell.

  • Post, county police teams join forces

    Aug 13, 2009

    A smashed window, sharp voices and the sudden thump of stun grenades signaled the start of an operation last week to capture a gunman who had barricaded himself inside a home on Mills Road.

  • Fit to Fight

    Aug 13, 2009

    Soldiers with Company E, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment went through a series of events during last week's combat physical readiness test.

  • Hernandez: 'Never give up.'

    Aug 13, 2009

    In the 11 years Staff Sgt. Juan Hernandez has served, he has been deployed to Iraq twice. In addition to Fort Jackson, he has been assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hi., Camp Greaves, Korea and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Finance School gets new commandant

    Aug 13, 2009

    Col. Milton Sawyers, right, salutes during a Change of Commandant ceremony Tuesday. Sawyers takes over for Col. Troy Clay, far left, as commandant of the U.S. Army Financial Management School. Col. Mark McAlister, Soldier Support Institute commander, is also pictured.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Society's ills give mom the blues

    Aug 13, 2009

    For the past several weeks, I've been in a funk that I've been unable to shake. Though my blues haven't been of the crying-all-time magnitude, the slightest thing is enough to bring me down.

  • Citizenship services available on post

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers are closer to becoming citizens after going through their immigration interviews last week. For the first time, an officer from the Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Charleston conducted interviews at Fort Jackson. The interviews are part of a collaborative effort between CIS and the Army to make it easier for Soldiers and their families to receive services.

  • Army addresses fitness from all angles

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two weeks ago, we received a visit from the Army's chief of staff, Gen. George Casey, who was here not only to observe some of the great things that we are doing on Fort Jackson, but also to talk about a new Army program aimed at building resiliency in our Soldiers.

  • Military Long Drive: Heidelberg Soldier wins regional competition

    Aug 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Tafuna Oney, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg operations, qualified for the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to be held in Mesquite, Nev., later this year by winning the regional event for Europe at the Heidelberg Golf Club Saturday.

  • National Night Out unifies community

    Aug 13, 2009

    Twelve different agencies, whose jobs are to protect the Soldiers, civilians and family members in the garrison communities, came together in Heidelberg Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out.

  • Ultimate Slooze Show: Florida team brings whacky games to area youth

    Aug 13, 2009

    Green spots recently appeared on several children in the Heidelberg area prompting smiles and cheers from onlookers. The spots were slooze, a mixture of edible ingredients, which a 22-member team from First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs, Fla., flung onto the children during a series of games they call the Slooze Show.

  • Unique summer job is for the birds

    Aug 13, 2009

    While some students may pass their time this summer staying cool indoors, two summer hires with the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Environmental Division Office have been outside since early June collecting data on birds living in the garrison.

  • Yongsan Safari: Ring-necked pheasants

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - If you have taken an early morning stroll around Garrison Yongsan's housing areas, you may have come across one of its more exotic feathered friends: the ring-necked pheasant.

  • Eighth U.S. Army announces civilian uniform policy

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighth U.S. Army announced the civilian uniform policy for an upcoming training exercise. All emergency essential civilians and mission essential civilians are authorized to wear the Army Combat Uniform throughout the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Combined Arms Exercise.

  • Garrison explores new communication tools

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Yongsan community is leveraging social media networks to share information in new ways. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Facebook page and Twitter service are finding new followers and fans every day.

  • Customers driving move to new Vehicle Processing Center

    Aug 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - It used to be a long, complicated procedure fraught with inconveniences, but customer service feedback in U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is about to change how community members process their vehicles.

  • VFW collects wheelchairs for disabled vets

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are people out there who at one time wrote a blank check to this country who are not doing so well right now. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to do what we can for these people. Some of them have fallen on hard times.

  • Yongsan opens doors to Korean students

    Aug 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Ten elementary school students from Keuk Dong University English Camp toured Yongsan Garrison July 31. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation.

  • K-State football players tackle virtual battlefield

    Aug 12, 2009

    As part of furthering the bond between the "Black Lions" of the 1st Infantry Division and the "Wildcats" of Kansas State University, players from the K-State football team paid a visit to Fort Riley to get some hands-on virtual training and visit with their partners in the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Couple moves into new E-9 housing unit

    Aug 12, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. John McDwyer and his wife MonikAfA! have lived in many different places and in many different homes throughout McDwyer's more than 20-year Army career. They remember their first on-post housing as small and cramped. And they both agree their new house in Fort Riley's Forsyth Neighborhood is a great improvement.

  • It's Back to School Days on Post

    Aug 12, 2009

    This is the first week of school for Redstone youngsters. And this is the first year that the city of Huntsville will provide all of Redstone's school bus transportation. Redstone Arsenal shut down its school bus operation in phases last year, ending with transportation for elementary school children. This is the first year that the city will transport the elementary school youngsters in addition to the high school and middle school kids. "We won't be doing the service. It'll all be done by (contractor) Durham downtown," Carl Pack, motor pool operations supervisor for Northrop Grumman, said. "I don't have any school bus operation anymore. It's all been assigned to the city."

  • Grothe takes over as Fort Eustis garrison commander

    Aug 12, 2009

    Grothe takes over as Fort Eustis garrison commander

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • Soldiers test integration of popular civilian game into pre-deployment training

    Aug 12, 2009

    What began as a popular form of civilian entertainment is being tested on Fort Jackson as a possible new way to train Soldiers preparing to head to a combat zone.

  • A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year

    Aug 12, 2009

    This month marks a year since the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson helped its first student-Soldiers earn their General Education Development certificate.

  • Airmen, Soldiers share capabilities at Army's European combat training center

    Aug 12, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Ground forces, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq, can be reasonably certain any aircraft above them is friendly aircraft. What they can't be certain of is what kind of aircraft is up there, who owns the aircraft, what kind of help the aircraft can offer and, finally, how they can talk to the aircraft about the situation on the ground.

  • Sustainability includes a stable workforce, involved community

    Aug 11, 2009

    In part two of the series, the program manager discusses the vital role community plays in sustaining the armed forces. Community involvement is an indispensable component of the Army system.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Dog owners strut their stuff at premier event

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pet owners and their faithful companions enjoyed an afternoon of sun and fun at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (FMWR) first canine-friendly event, the "Dog Days of Summer," at Sills Field, July 31.

  • 'Muck wars' brings Club Beyond youth group together

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 local teens slid into an evening of fun and fellowship during a Club Beyond event held at Stoneman Field, here, July 29.

  • Rabbi visits post to speak with fellow Jews, form bonds, discuss beliefs, address issues

    Aug 11, 2009

    An ancient Jewish wise man wrote in the Tanakh, the Jewish bible and basis of the Christian Old Testament, in the book of Mishlei (known as Proverbs in the Old Testament) that, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Mishlei / Proverbs 27:17)." Modern-day Jews gathered to sharpen each other, make connections and help build the Jewish community in the Fort McPherson area July 30.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS opens new development center

    Aug 11, 2009

    Soldiers and their Families can take advantage of the modern, state-of-the art facilities found at Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services new Child Development Center, located at 7576 Colorado Ave., bldg 701.

  • Polk kids enjoy last splash before school begins

    Aug 11, 2009

    Fort Polk kids have fun despite the ongoing heat.

  • Poignant reunions

    Aug 11, 2009

    Pictures of Fort Polk's 115th Combat Support Hospital welcome home ceremony.

  • Drive, loyalty winning combination for Adjutant Corps Soldier of the Year

    Aug 11, 2009

    As a human resource specialist, Sgt. Melissa L. Pugh regularly reads award citations to Soldiers standing in formation. This spring, Pugh had finished doing just that when she began making her way back to her platoon. Not so fast. Her battalion commander motioned for her to return. He began talking about how the Adjutant General Corps names a Soldier of the year, and what criteria they look for. Pugh's mind began to wander, unsure where this was heading. But she snapped back into a wonderful reality when the commander announced Pugh was the winner.

  • The best Army invention ever

    Aug 11, 2009

    The Army P-38 can opener has provided to be much more versatile through the years for resourceful Soldiers, from an aid to cleaning weapons to makeshift ornaments for an artificial Christmas tree.

  • BOSS marks 20 years with new logo at conference

    Aug 11, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilians kicked off the 2009 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference Monday with recognition of the organization's 20-year existence, a new logo and a birthday cake.

  • 171st MCC finally home after 15 months in Iraq

    Aug 11, 2009

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT hosts town hall meeting

    Aug 11, 2009

    U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command had a Commanding General Town Hall Meeting Aug. 6 at Bob Jones auditorium.

  • Remember, office safety begins with you

    Aug 11, 2009

    It may be easy to sit in your office and reflect on how much safer your job is than that of professionals who work outside of an office. After all, those individuals who work in the manufacturing, maintenance, construction, service and other industries are constantly scaling heights, working with heavy or potentially harmful equipment and maneuvering around other visible safety risks. Yet, according to Rice University in Houston, the disabling injury rate of falls, the most common work-related accident, is 2 to 2.5 percent higher for office workers than for non-office employees.

  • U.S., Pakistani military develop counter-insurgency plans

    Aug 11, 2009

    Senior leaders from the Pakistani and United States Armies met in Atlanta for U.S. Army Central's counterinsurgency seminar recently.

  • Multinational sniper course teaches more than just cover and concealment

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - An out-of-place rock ... an olive drab rucksack not covered ... the subdued black muzzle of a Win Mag 300.

  • Training keeps the movement of Army equipment in Europe on track

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - Soldiers attending the Combined Arms Training Center's Unit Movement Officer Course, held in Vilseck, put their acquired knowledge to use during a practical exercise which evaluated their ability to properly secure and move military equipment for deployments.

  • Training helps Soldiers keep Europe's roads safe from hazardous materials

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thick black smoke billowed from the fire. Water didn't help. It actually fed the inferno. The more water the Soldier sprayed, the higher the flames licked toward the sky. It was a grease fire.

  • Conventional training prepares Soldiers for unconventional contingencies

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - According to Michael Dunson, lead instructor for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Course offered at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center in Vilseck, today's Soldier needs to be prepared for chemical weapons on the battlefield, as more and more countries continue to test chemical and biological weapons.

  • Stunt-like driving course helps Soldiers evade terrorism

    Aug 11, 2009

    The backdrop: a quaint German village is nestled snugly on a hillside encircling an ancient Bavarian castle perched atop like some crown jewel of the region.

  • Rock-steady symbol unveiled at Painted Rocks

    Aug 10, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.Aca,!"Two Blackhorse SoldiersAca,!a,,c weeks of hard work came to fruition at the unveiling of the Year of the NCO Rock at the Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 7.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Electrical Fabrication Support Branch

    Aug 10, 2009

    The Electrical Fabrication Support Branch's 45 employee's support the warfighter by fabricating a multitude of electrical power assets. The shop is in the final stages of a self-initiated Lean process renovation, which will improve efficiency and protect the team from injury. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Electronic Services Division. Branch employees fabricate power assets for programs such as AN/TPQ-36 and 37 Firefinder, Satellite Communications, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System, power distribution illumination system (electrical), and AN/ASM-146, 147, 189 and 190 shelters. Some of the products the team produces include power distribution boxes, generator control boxes, Rack 100s and power cables. The team also travels around the globe to support several missions.

  • Up-armored truck helps workers design, modify CREW brackets

    Aug 10, 2009

    The presence of an up-armored truck on-post helps Tobyhanna engineers fabricate and modify brackets for a counter improvised explosive device system.

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is promoting strong military families by sponsoring several programs, national and local, to give servicemembers and DoD employees the tools to develop a strong marriage. Joe Walker, garrison family advocacy program manager, arranged for more than 20 military and civilian couples to participate in two separate programs, a Marital and Relationship Conference and "A Weekend to Remember," both at no charge and one with free day care. The weekend conferences were filled with classes, speakers and workshops designed to foster better communications between married and almost-married pairs. The benefit to the military is obvious, Walker said. "When you are talking about marriage counseling you are talking about prevention," he said. "Anything that you can do to ensure the safety and wholeness of a family helps ensure readiness for the mission and helps the families know that we are here for them, the greater military family."

  • Ready, Set, Swing! Jazz Ambassadors to entertain Fort Meade

    Aug 10, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors will swing audience members 7 p.m., July 15, at the Fort Meade Pavilion. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Jazz Ambassadors and will feature alumni, including the original bndmaster, retired Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Almeida. The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Hinder rocks Fort Benning

    Aug 10, 2009

    Hinder rocks for the Soldiers Saturday night at Wetherby Field.

  • New pre-K program focuses on academics, self-help

    Aug 10, 2009

    A new Army-wide pre-kindergarten program promises to teach children more than classroom rules and good behavior. It's called Strong Beginnings, and has a curriculum that includes science and technology, literature and math.

  • Winds of change sweep through Baumholder

    Aug 10, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Barely one and a half months after it's return from Iraq, the 2nd Brigade Combat team is on the move again. In a combined reflagging and change of command ceremony, the brigade's leadership said goodbye to Baumholder and a new brigade leadership team took over what is now the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Heavy.

  • Wiesbaden youths bring classic story to life

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- For many people the story of "Pinocchio" brings back memories. The tale of a young puppet boy awakened by a blue fairy who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish" is a part of many people's childhoods.

  • Wiesbaden students have fun, continue learning during vacation

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While many U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden teachers and youths enjoyed time away from school during summer vacation, a group of dedicated instructors and students explored "Mysteries, Science and Math" at Hainerberg Elementary School for four weeks.

  • Garrison pilot program addresses trash talk issues

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recent trash talk by community members has led U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden officials to revamp practices aimed at cleaning up the community's housing areas.