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  • Sang Mu over Warriors 105-89 in friendship b-ball

    Apr 7, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Republic of Korea army's Sang Mu professional basketball team toyed with Casey's Warriors ad hoc basketball team and stayed between 10 and 20 points ahead throughout the ROK/U.S. Friendship Basketball game held in Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey the evening of March 26.

  • LSS sponsors trained on Red Cloud

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Lean Six Sigma project sponsors and green belts received training by Black Belt Todd Knowlton, contractor, Installation Management Command-Korea March 27 in the USAG-RC conference room to learn how to identify, define, categorize and execute projects.

  • HAS students spearhead donation drive for Iraqi children

    Apr 7, 2009

    Community service effort led by Humphreys American School students in South Korea result in more than 800 Iraqi school children from Tariq Benziat Elementary school in the Huriya section of Baghdad receiving hundreds of pounds of Humanitarian Aid there, March 19. HAS student council members spearheaded a donation drive during February after hearing about efforts of American Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq to collect HA items to help the children of Iraq.

  • Fort Drum Cultural Resources Team Takes the Long Way to Excellence

    Apr 7, 2009

    Fort Drum's team of cultural resource professionals has more than 75 years of combined experience working in the military cultural resources setting, and more than 60 years of combined experience at Fort Drum specifically. The CRM team is responsible for more than 240 prehistoric and 700 historic archaeological sites and six historic and archaeological districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the past 15 years, the Fort Drum archaeology field team has performed more than 100,000 shovel tests, surveyed more than 40,000 acres of military land and discovered more than 200 Native American ancestral places, preserving many of them.

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team. Now he's a disabled golfer with an 8 handicap, striving to regain his form on a prosthetic leg and tinkering with a specialized golf cart.

  • 'Reach Out and Read' now reaches military families

    Apr 7, 2009

    Through Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative, doctors and nurses at 20 military hospitals, including one in Germany, will soon receive training on how to promote early literacy for children, and free books to be handed out to parents with young children - ages six months through five years - when visiting well-baby or well-child clinics.

  • Boy Scout brings new life to fallen pilot's memorial site

    Apr 7, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Sixty years ago, an Air Force pilot lost his life in an aircraft crash near the town of Heroldishausen while flying a C-54 Skymaster during the Berlin Airlift. Fifty years later, the residents of the town erected a stone memorial at the accident site to honor the pilot, 1st Lt. Royce Stephens.

  • First coed class West Point grad speaks at Women's History event

    Apr 7, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Susan Kellet-Forsyth arrived at the U.S. Military Academy wearing a red jumpsuit and platform shoes. It was 1976, and she was one of the first 119 female cadets to enter West Point after Congress authorized the admission of women to the federal service academies in 1975.

  • IMCOM-Europe's senior NCO says sexual assault, harassment betrays bonds of trust

    Apr 7, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - While U.S. troops battle al-Qaida and Taliban forces, the Army is waging war against another enemy - the problem of sexual assault. While sexual assault and harassment prevention has been an Army focus for years, the Army's I.A.M. Strong campaign is a major change in strategy.

  • Driver ed class puts students 'behind the wheel'

    Apr 7, 2009

    Twenty-one Stuttgart teens are a step closer to getting stateside driverAca,!a,,cs licenses. The teens received their Department of Defense Dependent Schools driver education certificates March 25 after completing a driver education theory course. DoDDS and the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services SKIES program partnered to provide the training.

  • Ansbach celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 7, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The Department of Defense is recognizing its youngest heroes.

  • Operation Saber Charge puts 'Airborne Cav' leaders to the test

    Apr 7, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) wrapped up a 10-day training exercise March 31, called "Operation Saber Charge," that offered platoon leaders and their Soldiers the opportunity to train on a wide variety of tasks.

  • Army couple flies high to re-enlist

    Apr 7, 2009

    PAN MUN JOM - Spc. Ronald Gray of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, re-enlisted for his second tour during a routine evacuation exercise flying over the demilitarized zone in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter March 27. Gray's wife Theresa participated in the exercise, dressed in her advanced combat uniform, and boarded the helicopter with her husband to support him in his re-enlistment.

  • Fort Riley leaders give construction overview at the military affairs council breakfast

    Apr 6, 2009

    Fort Riley leaders along with members of the military affairs council met during breakfast March 26 to discuss Fort Riley moderization and improvements.

  • Fort Riley mom attends conference in support of improved child care

    Apr 6, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldier/mom attends conference to highlight need for improved child care for military families.

  • Fort Riley Soldier wins thousands from drink cup

    Apr 6, 2009

    A Fort Riley Soldier cashed in on his prize of $6,000 he won for peeling off a sticker on a Burger King food container.

  • Culinary team cooks up awards at Army competition

    Apr 6, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Riley competed and the Army culinary arts competition.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers dominate Bataan memorial march

    Apr 6, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers participated in the annual Bataan death march

  • Department of Public Works chief of business operations wins IMCOM Business Management Exec of Year

    Apr 6, 2009

    Fort Riley employee receives IMCOM award.

  • Warriors sign wall of fame, 'graduate' from Warrior Transition Clinic

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As patients walk into the Warrior Transition Clinic (WTC), health care posters, numerous handouts and fire escape plans hang on the wall - all information patients would expect in a health clinic. However, something unusual sticks out.

  • Soldiers and veterans share combat experiences, healing over coffee

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, generations apart, discussed the realities of combat during "Java with Joe," at the Tropics, here, April 1.

  • OANRP restores Makua Valley, protects endangered species

    Apr 6, 2009

    MAKUA VALLEY, Hawaii - The rough crunching sounds of spiked hiking shoes mixed with morning bird calls, as a crew of field technicians from the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP) made their way into the native forest at the back of Makua Valley, recently.

  • Momentum increases for going green

    Apr 6, 2009

    Cars pass James Jefferson as he putts along at 20 mph down the East Range's Higgins Road, but he doesn't mind.

  • Family member wins international environmental art contest

    Apr 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - The color blue often equates to the ocean. Different shades of this simple color can stimulate thoughts of different times of the day. Aqua blue appears as the morning sun reflects off the water; then pale blue emerges as the sun slips beyond the horizon, while midnight blue settles within the depth of the underwater world.

  • Men, women learn sexual assault prevention

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - You enter the barracks, you see a couple stumbling down the hallway. Their hands are all over each other in a clearly sexual way. A few minutes later, you hear a struggle, then loud voices and yelling coming from the room they entered. What would you do'

  • Polk engineers test skills, strength during Sapper Stakes

    Apr 6, 2009

    Fort Polk's 814th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, conducted Sapper Stakes training March 24-26 at locations including Castor Training Area and Honor Field.

  • Polk Soldiers earn EIB

    Apr 6, 2009

    Imagine the most difficult final or the most nerve-wracking test you took in school. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, experienced an assessment of the same intensity during the Expert Infantryman Badge test March 16-24.

  • JRTC Ops Group trains on long-range surveillance system

    Apr 6, 2009

    Night vision systems, laser-guided munitions, mobility and firepower have converged in the 21st century to allow U.S. forces to "own" the battlefield both day and night. The Long-Range Advance Scout Surveillance System, now in its second generation, has been fielded with units across the Army. Joint Readiness Training Center's Operations Group conducted training on the system March 16-18.

  • Fort Polk OPFOR Soldiers seek Best Ranger title

    Apr 6, 2009

    If you happen to see a quintet of Soldiers from the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, hiking the back roads of Fort Polk with a rucksack or making repeated rounds through the obstacle course on Georgia Avenue, don't think the men are gluttons for punishment. They are simply getting their bodies ready for one of the most grueling tests the Army offers: the Best Ranger competition. Capt. Dan Talmadge, 1st Lt. Travis Stupes, Sgt. Andres Lazo, Sgt. Preston Moudy and Sgt. Alan Leggitt have set their sights high - they hope to bring the title of "Best Ranger" to Fort Polk.

  • Commentary: What does sexual assault cost'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Most rape victims are too embarrassed to report their assault to the proper agencies because they know their perpetrator and are worried about repercussions.

  • Watervliet Arsenal makes being a tanker cool

    Apr 6, 2009

    Think of the Soldiers who must button-up in a heavily reinforced armored vehicle in such places as Iraq and Kuwait without air conditioning. In this extreme heat environment, they must remain cool, at least in an emotional sense, because the battlefield information they must quickly decipher and the split decisions they must make require Soldiers and leaders to remain calm and collected regardless of the harsh operating environment. This is where the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal comes in to make our troops cooler.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Shipping and Packaging Branch

    Apr 6, 2009

    The Shipping and Packaging Branch's 14 employees pack, ship and store communications security equipment, supporting mission requirements worldwide. Employees provide direct logistical support to the Communications Security Division's left-behind equipment and Reset missions. The branch also provides shipping and packaging support to the Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team mission. Employees have packaged and stored 4,511 pieces of left-behind equipment since January. Officials expect Reset shipments to double last year's numbers of 3,200 packages containing 28,000 pieces of COMSEC equipment shipped worldwide. From March 16-27, a record 80,741 pieces of Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems and night vision equipment was sent to support new and ongoing missions.

  • Interrogator technicians beat overhaul deadline

    Apr 6, 2009

    Technicians overhauled as many Patriot Missile System Interrogators in four months as they normally do in a year to meet warfighter needs.

  • New FSRs learn job skills at depot academy

    Apr 6, 2009

    New field service representatives stationed around the globe learn the complexities of their job during an 18-week, in-residence training course taught at Tobyhanna.

  • NEPA officials visit Tobyhanna

    Apr 6, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense.

  • Justice: Refocus requires improved support

    Apr 6, 2009

    The Army's change in focus will drive changes in communications - electronics support and systems integration.

  • West Point NCOs Volunteer Counseling Skills to Cadets

    Apr 6, 2009

    Story and photo of NCOs helping with an academic counseling class for West Point cadets

  • Schweinfurt kicks off the Month of the Military Child

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- From left, Mathew Guerrero, Trent Walters, and Keevon Bowe blow bubbles as the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Child Development Center in Germany kicked off the Month of the Military Child April 2. The bubble launch is one of many activities planned throughout the USAG Schweinfurt community during April to ensure the selfless youth of the community are recognized.

  • European employees devote decades of dedication to U.S. Army

    Apr 6, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - They are literally the foundation of the Benelux. They are among those responsible for the construction of its buildings, the management of budgets and the health and wellbeing of its people. Host Nation employees from Belgium and the Netherlands have given decades to the U.S. organization, but for many, retirement is on the horizon.

  • Counterintelligence unit beefs up training for Afghanistan deployment

    Apr 6, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The new Alliance Home Station Training Area in Belgium makes it possible for counterintelligence task forces from the 650th Military Intelligence Group/Allied Command Counterintelligence to exercise their mission readiness before going downrange.

  • Fourth Big Sur Mud Run ends with a splash

    Apr 3, 2009

    The 4th annual Big Sur Mud Run had record participants ready to challenge the 5-mile, mud-strewn course Mar. 28. Around 1,500 registered for the Presidio of Monterey-Garrison And California State University of Monterey Bay race. Civilians and military members tested their mettle against the mud and "drill sergeants" who motivated the runners through the course.

  • Monroe conducts suicide prevention training

    Apr 3, 2009

    The TRADOC Command Surgeon discusses suicide prevention with a workforce audience at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Headquarters TRADOC organizes special celebration for NCOs

    Apr 3, 2009

    A platoon of Soldiers at Fort Monroe, Va., runs along the installation seawall during the opening event of NCO Day April 3

  • Headquarters TRADOC organizes special celebration for NCOs

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Army's Year of the NCO tribute was recognized April 3 at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Monroe parade kicks off Month of the Military Child celebration

    Apr 3, 2009

    Fort Monroe kicks off its Month of the Mlitary Child celebration with a CDC parade

  • Soldier provides mentorship to youth, meets president during D.C. duty

    Apr 3, 2009

    A Fort Monroe captain was among the 17 military officers who participated in the 47th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., recently.

  • Fort Sam Houston revives historic structures for BRAC arrivals

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some of the oldest structures in the U.S. Army's inventory are gaining new life and uses under the Base Realignment and Closure construction and renovation program on Fort Sam Houston.

  • New Virginia legislation addresses mobility issues of military kids

    Apr 3, 2009

    Governor Tim Kaine signed legislation March 30 that gives the Virginia Department of Education the go-ahead to invest more time and resources into mobility issues.

  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Infantry Soldiers strive to earn EIB

    Apr 3, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers gathered Monday hoping to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge. By the end of the day, which included a physical fitness test and day and night land navigation, fewer than 200 were left standing.

  • Fort Benning names Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Apr 3, 2009

    When SSG Michael Johnston volunteered to become a drill sergeant, it was his way of "completing the cycle," he said.

  • New FM details COIN tactics

    Apr 3, 2009

    A new field manual for implementation will provide Army leaders fundamental information related to tactical counterinsurgency operations, said MAJ Michael Mulherin, a doctrine writer in the Doctrine and Collective Training Division with Fort Benning's Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate.

  • Fort Leavenworth dieticians team up for Commissary 'tour'

    Apr 3, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth spouses got a tour of the Commissary through a nutritionist's eyes. Registered dieticians from the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute and Munson Army Health Center teamed up to teach shoppers how to buy healthfully March 27.

  • Federal executives learn about Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

    Apr 3, 2009

  • Commentary: Army's 'backbone' provides its life blood

    Apr 3, 2009

    A commentary by a student in the Intermediate Level Education course at the Command and General Staff College.

  • Picatinny employees finalists for 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awar

    Apr 3, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees are finalists for 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Waste Management Awards.

  • Schweinfurt youth captures Bavarian fencing title

    Apr 3, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A thrust, a dodge, a gold medal. Kendric McIntyre, an eighth-grade student in the Schweinfurt community, was named Bavarian champion fencer for his age group at the Bavarian State Fencing Championship March 21 held in Feldkirchen, Germany.

  • Tri-Border marks Month of the Military Child

    Apr 3, 2009

    USAG Schinnen kick offs the Month of the Military Child.

  • Arbor Day events grow stronger Korean-American alliance

    Apr 3, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army and Yongsan government officials gathered April 3 to celebrate Arbor Day at Yongsan Garrison and Hyochang Park in Seoul.

  • Sean Ballard on Canadian Forces Network Radio

    Apr 3, 2009

    Sean Ballard on Canadian Forces Network Radio

  • Tradition, mission link NCO, K9

    Apr 3, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - "Work hard; take the good with the bad and never forget your roots because part of being a noncommissioned officer is never forgetting where you came from," said Staff Sgt. Malcolm John Fleming. "It will help you on the path of leading Soldiers."

  • April: Alcohol Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2009

    In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Department of Defense will offer free, anonymous assessment tools online throughout the month of April in an effort to educate service members and their families on the symptoms and signs of alcohol abuse. These tools are designed to educate military personnel about the potential risks associated with alcohol use and help them make informed decisions about their drinking behaviors. In an effort to raise awareness of these and other resources available to service personnel and their families, the military is promoting a new website, www.DrinkingIQ.org, at installations worldwide.

  • Two Silver Stars awarded to Soldiers after fierce battle in Afghan mountains

    Apr 3, 2009

    During the Battle of Wanat, nine Soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base near the village of Wanat in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Pakistan border.

  • Soldier awarded Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan

    Apr 3, 2009

    Spc. Aaron Davis, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, received the Silver Star and Purple Heart March 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center for his valor while serving as an infantryman during his deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Casey calls for changes in force support

    Apr 2, 2009

    Fundamental changes within the Army are needed, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said during a visit to Fort Hood today. "We need to do things differently," he said. "We need to provide predictability and resources to Soldiers and their Families."

  • National Coalition Works on Behalf of Military Children

    Apr 2, 2009

    During her husband's 36-year career in the Army, Nancy Jones moved her family - including three school-age daughters -- more than 20 times. Jones and her husband, retired Lt. Gen. Tony Jones, are now settled in Huntsville. But during their military years, their mobile lifestyle meant each daughter shared in at least 17 family moves. Between them, the girls enrolled in 33 different schools during their school-age years. A teacher by profession, Jones was able to advocate for her daughters, helping their school administrators, counselors and teachers understand the challenges that military children endure when they are affected by mobility, family separation and transition. But, for most military families, knowing how and when to advocate for their children can be confusing, difficult and intimidating. "Young Soldiers may not have had a good school experience themselves. Or, as young parents, they may not know how to go about having a school conference with their children's teacher," Jones said. "We need to train military parents to be advocates for their children."

  • Garrison Confirms Commitment to Wide-Ranging Mission

    Apr 2, 2009

    Gate construction, employee opportunities, BRAC moves, enhanced use lease agreements, President Obama's economic stimulus package and upcoming events were all part of the quarterly Garrison town hall meeting Friday in Bob Jones Auditorium. Such a range of topics reflects on the type of organization the Garrison is - wide reaching in its mission, customer focused in its commitment, and dedicated and determined to make a difference as its employees strive to reach professional goals that benefit the entire Arsenal community. "We have total trust and confidence in the people in this room," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli told the Garrison employees attending the first of two town hall meetings.

  • Single Troops Discover a Model Universe

    Apr 2, 2009

    A group of Service members from the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took some timid, bold, graceful, unexpected and wondering steps into a different world March 19 at the opening of Miami Fashion Week.

  • Fort Campbell spouses escape daily routine at annual conference

    Apr 2, 2009

    For the second year in a row, the Fort Campbell Women's Conference filled the Family Resource Center with ladies ready to take some time for themselves. The conference was held March 26 and brought together women of the community, military or not, for a day of self indulgence.

  • Outdoor Enthusiast Finds Calling as Garrison Intern

    Apr 2, 2009

    The journey that has brought Christine Easterwood to the Garrison Intern Program has taken her far from where she thought she'd be. But she has loved it every step of the way. She is a native of Madrid, N.Y., a small upstate town close to the Canadian border. When Easterwood graduated from Clarkson University in 2002 with a bachelor's in biology, she thought she knew where she was headed professionally. She began applying for graduate programs in oceanography. Meanwhile, she took a job with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as a way to work in a similar field. Instead, she found herself changing plans. "It started as just a summer job," she said. "It turned into a permanent position and opened the door for grad school. It changed me from a lab biologist into a field biologist."

  • Keeping the Army Moving, One Calibration at a Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    Every military occupation specialty plays a role in helping the Army in its missions. But what if the Army couldn't move' What if its radios couldn't communicate' What would the Army do' That's where these guys come in: the Soldiers preparing to become the latest batch of 94H, otherwise known as Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment support specialists, currently training with 832nd Ordnance Battalion at Toftoy Hall. These Soldiers will ensure all the equipment used in the Army properly functions and if not, then make it function. While stationed at Redstone, they undergo rigorous training to become experts in their skill. "We're teaching these (Soldiers) how to maintain and calibrate the test equipment that is used everywhere in the Army," said Brandon Kitchens, an instructor for the 94H and a former member of the Navy for 10 years. "Everything in the Army, at some point, has to be tested, verified or calibrated to make sure it works properly," he said. "It could be anything from radios to radar or even laser bomb guidance. Everything has to be tested so we're giving these guys the tools they need to maintain any equipment that needs to be repaired.

  • Fort Campbell safety manager wins safety professional of the year

    Apr 2, 2009

    An unbuckled seat belt can take a Soldier out of combat action as effectively as a bullet. That cold, hard truth makes a Humvee accident or any military accident more than just a tragedy. Because they threaten lives and missions, accidents are also enemies. Intelligence on these enemies often comes from safety specialists like Jay Jennings. Jennings is the senior safety manager for 101st Sustainment Brigade, which is in the middle of redeploying from Afghanistan. All three deployments in his career were spent analyzing accidents in combat zones and advising commanders on how to carry out their missions safer.

  • Fort Campbell honors achievements of local women

    Apr 2, 2009

    Since 1978, women in Sonoma County, Calif., have been celebrating their history every March. But it wasn't until 1987 that the month was officially declared National Women's History Month. The Equal Employment Opportunity office on Fort Campbell takes it as an opportunity to educate the population about the history of women and to honor the achievements of local women.

  • Do you know the signs of alcohol abuse'

    Apr 2, 2009

    When many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties; however, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States.

  • Ready 'fur' barracks inspection

    Apr 2, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michelle Colon, a narcotics squad leader and Military Working Dog handler with the 209th Military Police Detachment at Fort Benning, watches as her partner, Sgt. 1st Class Odeta, a 2-year-old German Shepherd trained in narcotics detection, inspects a room.

  • Course teaches long distance war fighting

    Apr 2, 2009

    Network course teaches distance war fighting.

  • Adding Strength to Army Strong: AER ensures no Soldier is alone when facing hardship

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Fort Gordon 2009 NCO of the Year pursues Army values

    Apr 2, 2009

    Fort Gordon's NCO of the year shares her personal quest for leadership excellence and credits NCO leaders who inspired her.

  • 'Your honor' honors women at luncheon

    Apr 2, 2009

    "If you don't take care of yourself, who is going to take care of those who depend on you'" With this question, the Honorable Judge Glenda Hatchett, chief presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court, challenged all in attendance at the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Women's History Month luncheon.

  • Big Tactical Aerostat Flies for First Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System Product Office has announced a major milestone in the design and manufacture of the JLENS System. The event centered on the helium inflation of the world's first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C. TCOM is a subcontractor to Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Division which is the prime contractor for JLENS.

  • Earth Day activities include waste and electronics turn in, tree planting

    Apr 2, 2009

    Each year the U.S. Army celebrates Earth Day (April 22) at approximately 200 major commands, including Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. This year's Army Earth Day theme is "Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future."

  • New Headquarters "Topped Out"

    Apr 2, 2009

    With this "topping out" ceremony, the headquarters under construction for U.S. Southern Command here reached a new milestone. The ceremony also marked 170,000 hours of work on the complex, which will house both U.S. Army Garrison - Miami and USSOUTHCOM personnel. They are scheduled to move in Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Army family conference reveals top five 2009 issues

    Apr 2, 2009

    With 25 years of experience, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) program has good reason to boast - it's making real changes happen. Celebrating a quarter century of supporting Army families, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) held its annual AFAP conference in Atlanta March 23 through 26. The result was an announcement of the top five voted-on issues for 2009.

  • School Age Children Enjoy Gift of New Building

    Apr 2, 2009

    Elementary school children have a brand new home on post - and it's a blast of a place to hang out. There's a Techno Room where kids can play videogames and ride a simulated skateboard and a Drama Room where kids can practice ballet at the bar or build their own set. There's a high-energy gym, homework and computer labs, an art room and a welcoming atrium for plenty of downtime with friends. On a recent afternoon at the new School Age Services Center, staff member Laquita Payne played Battleship with 9-year-old Chelsy Robinson and 7-year-old Matthew Snyder in the atrium while a bunch of rowdy kids played with balls in the gym and John Butler and Jaylan Johnson, both fifth-graders at Williams Elementary School, worked on their homework in the Homework Lab. Every few minutes, a parent checked in at the main desk to pick up their children. "This is really nice. I was so surprised," said mom Lashonda Washington, who works at AMRDEC and who stopped in to pick up her two sons, Juwan and Jamal.

  • DoD provides more funds for struggling homeowners

    Apr 2, 2009

    Since the stimulus bill was signed into law Feb. 17 by President Barack Obama, many Americans have been asking the question "When am I going to get my piece of the pie'" For some serving in the military and selected Civilian employees, the answer is pretty soon.

  • Garrison Recreation Specialist tours South America

    Apr 2, 2009

    As the only female on a soccer team of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Airmen, one could excuse Jill Hauser for feeling out of place on a recent friendship tour through South America. But the recreation specialist with U.S. Army Garrison - Miami credits her teammates for treating her like 'one of the guys' and used her special position to interact positively with the children that the team met, giving inspiration and hope. On their two-week tour, the U.S. Southern Command Friendship Soccer Team visited seven orphanages in Peru and Paraguay, bringing school supplies, candy and their time to more than 700 children.

  • Medical Recruiters in the House

    Apr 2, 2009

    Calling it "another major milestone in Army history," Garrrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli officially welcomed the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion last week as the newest tenant on Redstone Arsenal. The battalion, and its 25 Soldier and civilian employees now located in its $1.7 million, 5,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Honest John Road, were recognized as a "the best of the best" during a March 25 ribbon cutting ceremony. The event began with comments by military leaders in Pagano Gym due to inclement weather and then moved to the front of the building during a break in the rain for the actual ribbon cutting. The new red-brick facility represents a major upgrade from the battalion's previous headquarters at Fort Gillem, Ga. "We were in the last World War I and World War II era barracks on Fort Gillem," said Lt. Col. Walt Stanish, the battalion's commander. "When the wind blew hard, dust would come up through the floor."

  • Single Troops Discover a Model Universe

    Apr 2, 2009

    A group of Service members from the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took some timid, bold, graceful, unexpected and wondering steps into a different world March 19 at the opening of Miami Fashion Week.

  • Faithful food servant retires: 'More than 50 years is enough!'

    Apr 2, 2009

    "Superman" debuted in the newspaper comic strips Jan. 16, 1939. Filming began on the epic film "Gone With the Wind" 10 days later. While both are public milestones, a much quieter one occurred three days after filming started - the birth in Bradenton, Fla., of a man who would dedicate more than 50 years of his life to federal service.

  • Competiton underway for Prepared Kids

    Apr 2, 2009

    To celebrate Month of the Military Child, Ready Army is launching the Prepared Kids competition. Prepared Kids recognizes the creativity, strength and spirit of Army children by inviting everyone 18 years of age and younger to share their unique perspectives on the theme, Prepare Strong!

  • Groundbreaking held at Mark Center

    Apr 2, 2009

    With the turn of several ceremonial shovA,Aels, officials broke ground at the BRAG 133 site at Mark Center in Alexandria Tuesday. 'This is the last piece of the Fort Belvoir Base Realignment and Closure initiative,' said keynote speaker Michael Rhodes, the acting director of administration and manA,Aagement in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 'This site will be the home and place of duty for 6,400 military personnel, civilians and contractors, all of whom have dedicated their professional lives to serving this nation with the Department of Defense.' The BRAG 133 project involves the reloA,Acation of various DoD agencies' personnel, including Washington Headquarters Service, from leased space in northern Virginia.

  • Belvoir recognizes Soldier and NCO of the Quarter

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Garrison commander proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2009

    Children from the Child Development Center toddler through pre-K class join Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, Apr. 1 at the Commander's Conference Room, Bldg. 65, on Fort McPherson, as she signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclaimaton. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Belvoir Eagle earns two awards in Army journalism competition

    Apr 2, 2009

  • DAU, PWOC sponsor annual egg hunt, picnic

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Defense Acquisition University Easter Bunny made his 22nd appearance Saturday afternoon at the Exceptional Family Member Program egg hunt.

  • Privacy v. Protection: two worlds collide

    Apr 2, 2009

    What can you do to protect yourself and your family, given the limited amount of public information available about crimes in European countries' Military law enforcement authorities offer tips.

  • Army Helps Dutch, American Air Forces Unite in a Training First

    Apr 2, 2009

    WOENSDRECHT AIR BASE, The Netherlands - Airmen in the 309th Airlift Squadron Fire Department, who provide crash fire rescue for the ChiAfA..vres Airfield in Belgium, which is frequently used by the SACEUR and other distinguished visitors, traveled to the Netherlands and became the first U.S. military personnel to use one of the world's best firefighting training facilities.

  • Local women's group honors Fort Eustis Garrison Command Sgt. Major

    Apr 2, 2009

    CSM Johnson presented with gift of appreciation

  • Fort Eustis highlights Year of the NCO, "Grow the Army" with groundbreaking

    Apr 2, 2009

    Groundbreaking ceremony

  • Fallacies about civilian misconduct debunked

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian Misconduct Action Authority is the process used for civilian residing overseas with their sponsor who break the law in their host nation. Used as a surrogate to the local judicial system, CMAA reinforces and supplements civilian legal processes.

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