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  • Race creates stronger bonds

    Mar 30, 2009

    Family members of the 'Dragon Brigade' 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division competed in the race to create a tighter bond among the spouses of the Family Readiness Group. The race also became the metaphoric victory implied in the age old saying, "anything is possible," for Tricia Verschage. Last summer, doctors removed a benign tumor from Verschage's leg and told her she would never run again. Verschage said her passion for running and determination would not allow her to accept their diagnosis. "They said I was never going to run again," she said. "So, I worked with my physical therapist, and I started running about a month ago." At the end of the two-mile St. Patrick's Day race, friends and Dragon Brigade Families were there to cheer her on as well as the others who participated.

  • All terrain vehicles, dirt bike riders blaze trails across Fort Riley

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley riders who are beginners or experienced riders of all-terrain vehicles or dirt bikes have a new certified riding area to use on Fort Riley. Training Area 10 located near Williston Point Road was certified as a training area by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute.

  • Operation sweet treat helps Wounded Warriors

    Mar 30, 2009

    A local Girl Scout Troop donated cookies to Soldiers assigned to the Fort Riley Wounded Warrior battalion.

  • Military child takes the lead to protect children

    Mar 30, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- April is the Month of the Military Child and one might expect a story describing the nouns and verbs that could be embroidered on a military child's "been there, done that" t-shirt. But this is a "here now, doing something" kind of story.

  • Senior NCO guest for Women's History Month event

    Mar 30, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett, currently serving as the senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Element Central Command, was the guest speaker this year at Fort Riley's annual Women's History Month Observance at Riley's Conference Center.

  • Teen Center keeps kids busy on spring break

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Middle School and Teen Center hosted a spring break pool tournament as well as other events March 16-20. The events were a part of a multiple activities for kids on spring break.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • Scouts tackle new housing project for post's bluebirds

    Mar 30, 2009

    This story focuses on the support Fort Riley provides to the local Boy Scout Troop on Fort Riley.

  • BRAC: Army Team C4ISR Town Hall provides information at fingertips for relocating employees

    Mar 30, 2009

    In preparation for the upcoming summer relocation of more than 700 Fort Monmouth employees, Col. Augustus Owens, deputy commander of CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (Forward), held a town hall meeting March 25 at the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Employees slated to leave Fort Monmouth, N.J., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law implementation attended the meeting via video teleconferencing from APG.

  • USAG Benelux Shares Suicide Stand Down Tools with Sister Services

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The operation order is out. The Army has officially declared a Stand Down to help prevent suicides. At the Benelux, the arm of support is extending even further. As a support element for NATO, it services Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

  • Single Soldiers take to Chicago in green

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley single Soldiers took a trip to Chicago to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities there.

  • Training to lead: Warrior Leaders Course returns to Riley

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Warrior Leaders Course returns to Fort Riley enabling junior Soldiers to attend this basic leadership course to enhance their professional growth and longevity of their careers.

  • Diversity of NCO Corps Stretches Beyond Army Green

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - When Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya, IMCOM-Europe's senior noncommissioned officer, joined the Army 25 years ago, she knew it was an opportunity to better herself, but said she wasn't really sure about what her long-term goals were. Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Ford said the Year of the NCO changes that.

  • Fort Carson FRA hosts open house

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Tobyhanna Army Depot Forward Repair Activity on Fort Carson, Colo., hosted an open house March 11 to get the word out about their newly remodeled facility and electronics repair expertise.

  • Spotlight NCO: Sgt. 1st Class Susan Fernandez

    Mar 30, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Meet Sgt. 1st Class Susan Fernandez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the USAG Brussels Directorate of Public Works. Fernandez does the gamut of work involved in allocating daily tasks, tracking work orders and otherwise tracking the time and attendance of five DPW employees.

  • NATO 60 Years Later: Leadership Addresses Challenges

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Six decades ago this week, a dozen nations came together in Washington, D.C., to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. By doing so, the European and North American countries reaffirmed their commitment to each other, agreeing that if one was attacked, the alliance would take necessary actions to restore and maintain the security of the region. Today, NATO leaders address some of the challenges that the alliance faces.

  • International Womens Club celebrates 60 years of service

    Mar 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sixty years ago Germany was still reeling from the effects of a prolonged war in Europe. Against the backdrop of hostilities which brought Americans to the country to crush a fascist regime, a group of women joined together in Wiesbaden to raise cultural awareness and to bring Germans and Americans closer together.

  • Freedom Team Salute honors, appreciates military supporters

    Mar 30, 2009

    Parents, spouses, children, neighbors, business owners, teachers, etc., may all play a significant role in supporting our Soldiers. It's a role top military officials, as well as those serving in combat, appreciate.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff visits Fort Campbell, discusses suicide prevention

    Mar 28, 2009

    For the third leg of his eight-day tour of seven Army installations, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli visited Fort Campbell on March 26 to discuss suicide prevention following the recent one-month stand-down of all Army units.

  • Hawaii Medal of Honor recognizes heroes

    Mar 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives will convene in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Couples, singles learn relationship skills during strong bonds retreat

    Mar 27, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Sumptuous crab legs, chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect Hawaiian sunsets, and tools that could save your marriage.

  • Medically boarded Soldiers gain better legal counsel

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - They're not your parents, but Mark German and Capt. Sherrie Rivera just want what's best for you, the Soldier.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • Hollywood Knights: Stars shoot hoops with troops

    Mar 27, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Cheers and laughter echoed through the gymnasium as family members and fans lined the bleachers to kick off the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game here, March 18.

  • Television celebrities visit Fisher House before basketball game

    Mar 27, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The small frame of 14-month-old Robert Anthony Duenas seemed lost in the arms of an American Gladiator.

  • Army Emergency Relief fundraiser kicks off in Hawaii

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off March 20 at the Nehelani with a challenge to the more than 30 key leaders, project officers and unit commanders in attendance.

  • Budding friendships

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Grace Dixon, Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, presents a native Hawaiian tree, Ohia lehua, to Patrick Ching, agronomist, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works. The group presented the tree to the garrison for its support of the landscape and exceptional tree tour here, March 21.

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 27, 2009

    While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Kevin Williams was in three blasts from improvised explosive devices. The first two, he said, were minor. The third was so severe it damaged the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in which he was riding. Though not physically injured significantly in those explosions, Williams still is under treatment for the injuries to his brain.

  • Federal stimulus brings new medical center to Fort Hood

    Mar 27, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 27, 2009) -- A $621 million injection of federal stimulus money may assure construction of a new medical center at Fort Hood. The current facility at the Killeen post opened in 1965 and was expanded in 1984, but has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Phantom Warriors transition from Key Resolve to Unified Endeavor

    Mar 27, 2009

    A,AThe III Corps Headquarters concluded Key Resolve, a joint command post exercise with the 3rd Republic of Korea Army at Yongin, South Korea Saturday and will immediately begin transitioning into another command post exercise, Unified Endeavor, Friday at Fort Hood. Both exercises are critical training events for the command as it prepares for possible deployment.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • FTX 3 'not the movies'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Locals were playing soccer; others were calling from building windows or shouting things like "Captain America" and "G.I. Joe" from the dirt street. If SPC Andrew Herendeen learned anything during his third field training exercise, it was "the chaos of urban operations," he said.

  • Fort Lewis LRS unit visits Benning, completes RSLC

    Mar 27, 2009

    Literally jumping into their training with both feet, 52 Soldiers made their entrance on Fort Benning by jumping onto Fryar Drop Zone March 13 after a seven-hour flight from their home station at Fort Lewis, Wash. The Soldiers, in C Troop, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came to Fort Benning for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.

  • Diversity leadership conference set for April at West Point

    Mar 27, 2009

    Info story about Diversity OCnference at West Point, NY

  • Georgia's Ginn Group chosen to supply West Point'spublic works operations and maintenance

    Mar 27, 2009

    Stoy about recent contract for West Point DPW activities under A-76

  • Drill sergeants have one of the most import NCO roles - training Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Four Soldiers competed this week for the post title of Drill Sergeant of the Year. They are the top two drill sergeants from both the 192nd and 198th Infantry brigades, determined by a brigade-level competition earlier this year. This competition emphasizes the many challenges associated with being a drill sergeant, said SSG Tommy Beauchamp, NCOIC for the event.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • West Point's Mays selfless in his duty with team and as TAC NCO

    Mar 27, 2009

    Year of the NCO Story about MSG Jeffrey Mays, TAC NCO, boxing coach, founder of West Point Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

  • McPherson blood donors give gift of life

    Mar 27, 2009

    The American Red Cross exceeded its goal of 25 pints donated in a drive at Fort McPherson.

  • Vice Chief Chiarelli pledges support in 'challenging times'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Demands on the force, tough economic times, a drop in Fort Hood's population and mounting suicides in the Army were on the mind of Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli when he addressed the March 18, Central Texas - Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army general membership meeting at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center.

  • West Point instructor, cartographer illustrate Iraq war

    Mar 27, 2009

    Story and photo about Iraq maps being made at West Point Department of History

  • ARCENT town hall meeting informs, paves way forward

    Mar 27, 2009

    When Soldiers change duty stations, the Army ensures they know where they are going, where they will live and the services that will be available to them and their Families. Being informed helps quell any fears and anxieties. The U.S. Army Central staff took a proactive approach to the Base Realignment and Closure of Fort McPherson and the unit's transition to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina by hosting a town hall meeting at the Fort McPherson Post Theater March 18.

  • Enlightening others leads to fulfilling life for director

    Mar 27, 2009

    Her past may have been olive drab green, and her present aqua-marine, but her life has always been colorful. From her time joining the Woman's Army Corps (WAC) to watching it become fully integrated into the Army, serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, to remaining active through volunteerism after her Army career, Barbara Schwartz, director of the U.S. Army Garrison's Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), has a lot of stories to share.

  • Federal executives learn about Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 27, 2009

    Members of the Kansas City Federal Executive Board met March 19 in Fort Leavenworth's Grant Auditorium to learn how the Combined Arms Center is working to improve Army engagement and cooperation with international military and U.S. government organizations.

  • Panel discusses civil-military relations at Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 27, 2009

    A panel of academic and national policy experts met to discuss the future of civil-military relations March 23 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • NCOs: Values-based pros, Army's precious resource

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort Polk Soldiers share memories about the NCO that most influenced their lives.

  • Medical NCOs through history

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers wore period uniforms during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the Army Hospital Service Corps presentation March 18 at Munson Army Health Center., Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The Army Hospital Service Corps is 122 years old.

  • For Chief visits CFI

    Mar 27, 2009

    During Bush's visit, he met with a group of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, who are currently undergoing care at CFI and Brooke Army Medical Center. While touring the facilities, Bush's first stop was the physical therapy department followed by the prosthetics fabrication lab.

  • Commentary: Thank an NCO today

    Mar 27, 2009

    I have been asking a lot of Soldiers, family members and civilians ... if they knew that 2009 was "The Year of the NCO." Most have replied 'no.'

  • Commentary: SAMCAca,!E+induction not a 'ticket punch' event

    Mar 27, 2009

    A commentary by a Command and General Staff College on Year of the NCO events at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Mass casualty exercise tests Polk's Emergency Operations Center's plans, reaction time, me

    Mar 27, 2009

    MASCAL exercise tests Fort Polk's ability to respond to an emergency. The exercise validated post emergency plans.

  • The face of today's drill sergeant: Demographics show how numbers add up

    Mar 27, 2009

    Since American Soldiers have been training to fight, their leader-trainers have gone by a variety of titles. In today's Army, those who train enlisted Soldiers who just enter service are called drill sergeants. America's changing human landscape and research results have evolved Basic Combat Training standards, leading to the programs of instruction our drill sergeants now follow. For instance, before 1964, there was no such thing as a drill sergeant, nor did the trainers of that day have standardized methods of instruction.

  • Fort Polk offers help to traumatized Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Individual counseling and group therapy are offered at Fort Polk to those traumatized by war. Social Work Services and Behavioral Health offer medication and individual counseling by appointment at Army Community Service and Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on the sixth floor. Groups are available on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. for Soldiers without an appointment on the sixth floor of BJACH.

  • Mission: Suicide prevention -- Chiarelli: Skills key in dealing with stress

    Mar 27, 2009

    Confined to a wheelchair, barely aware of his surroundings, reduced to having to wear a diaper, Spc. Kyle Norton is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Just a few months into his first deployment, a bullet that barely missed its mark left Norton in a vegetative state. The infantryman was not hit by a round from an enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather a bullet from his own weapon as Norton tried to take his own life.

  • Fort Polk's Multi-Role Bridge Company uses complex techniques to build bridges

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers of Fort Polk's 814th Engineers, Multi-Role Bridge Company are busy pwith bridge training exercises. The MRBC began honing their bridge building skills Feb. 25 at the 814th Engineer training area.

  • NCO/Soldier of the Year Named

    Mar 27, 2009

    Push-ups, shooting, running, grenade tosses and taking a written test ... Those were some of the categories of competition in which six Fort Jackson NCOs and Soldiers participated March 19 in pursuit of the distinction of being named Fort Jackson's NCO and Soldier of the Year for 2009. As night fell, two winners emerged. Staff Sgt. Lisa Swanson, a drill sergeant with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment and Spc. Daniel Parker, a trombone player with the 282nd Army "Victory" Band, are this year's winners. Swanson took top Noncommissioned Officer honors, and Parker is now Soldier of the Year.

  • Area School Enjoys Outing to Bowling Center

    Mar 27, 2009

    Students from David A. Harrison Elementary School of Prince George visited the Fort Lee Bowling Center during a class field trip March 20. The trip was planned as a means to educate children on the importance of proper manners.

  • Quartermaster NCO Willing to Lose, But Determined to Win

    Mar 27, 2009

    HHC, 49th Quartermaster Group's Sgt. Daniel Sheninger has boxed for only a few years, has less than 10 bouts to his name but wants to fulfill a dream to make the All Army Boxing Team. He said he is hungry, determined and downright dogged to reach his goal.

  • Annual Army Family Plan

    Mar 27, 2009

    The annual Army Family Action Plan results for Fort Gordon are released after the annual conference.

  • Chaplain Chronicles Adversity as Female Minister

    Mar 27, 2009

    After a 20 year break in service, Chaplain (Capt.) Kathleen Williams has found the job her spirit desires. Williams first entered the military in 1978 and served a five year stint in the U.S. Air Force. Today, she is the chaplain for the 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Women's History month speaker lauds military equality

    Mar 27, 2009

    Women's History Month speaker lauds military equality in Fort Gordon command program.

  • Year of the NCO: Stars of Progress

    Mar 27, 2009

    In honor of Women's History Month and the Year of the NCO, the Fort Lee Traveller profiled five of the higest ranking female NCOs at the Quartermaster Center and School about their place in history as both female warriors and NCOs.

  • Wounded Warriors use recreation for healing

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors use recreation to aid the healing process.

  • Covenant promises quality care

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion officials sign a covenant to deliver quality care to injured service members.

  • Fort McCoy's Pine View Recreation Area prepares for summer season

    Mar 27, 2009

    Pine View Recreation Center prepares for summer season

  • Quartermaster Brigade Recognizes Superior Warriors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee. Va., spent a Saturday testing their skills on the obstacle course during the brigade's Honor Company Competition. The day's events included scenarios Soldiers would experience in combat situations and tested Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.

  • Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

  • FOB Courage offers state-of-the-art training for combat medics

    Mar 27, 2009

    Courage is a new forward operating base that will offer realistic, state-of-the-art training for combat medics was unveiled March 20 at the Soldier Medic Training Site on Camp Bullis during a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the 232nd Medical Battalion.

  • Quartermaster Duo Awarded

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awards Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown, looks on. Cross later presented Sheldon with the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort McCoy senior NCO honored for all-around record, setting example

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy senior NCO honored for all-around record, setting example

  • Fort McCoy plans Week of the Young Child activities for April

    Mar 27, 2009

    Week of the Young Child activities

  • Army Entertainment NCO goal-setter, achiever

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fresh from the farm she called home in Marion, S.C., 1st Sgt. Cynthia Moody joined the Army with a friend in 1987. She said she recognized the opportuniA,AA,Aties it afforded her. She also joined with the hope of beA,AA,Acoming a member of the Golden Knights, the Army's elite parachute performA,AA,Aance team.

  • Quartermaster Duo Earn Honors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awarded Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown was presented the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Wounded Warriors take 'First Swing' on golf course

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors from around the Military District of Washington came to the Fort Belvoir Golf Course Monday to enjoy a day of golf and to relieve themselves from their rigorous daily rouA,Atine of doctor's visits, therapy and life in the barracks.

  • Belvoir youth wows talent scouts at Hollywood convention

    Mar 27, 2009

    In January, Addley Saimbert, Jr. got a true taste of what life is like in show business when he particiA,Apated in the International Presentation of Performers in Los Angeles.

  • Sea Cadets learn electricity with Army Prime Power

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering hosted the Alexandria Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps Sunday, emphasizing power production training and baA,Asic electricity.

  • Berhane introduced as Belvoir's new CSM

    Mar 27, 2009

    A change of responsibility ceremony Monday afternoon saw Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane formally acA,Acept the position of installaA,Ation command sergeant major from his predecessor, the outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Allison Smith.

  • Daughter's project inspires mother's award-winning photos

    Mar 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some parents raise their children by the "do as I say, not as I do" rule. Not so for Laura Irick. She guided her daughter toward art school with a "do as I do" philosophy. In the process she rediscovered her own love of art and won photography contests with her work.

  • Sergeants thrive on challenges, enjoy leading Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The smell of gunpowder and smoke hang in the air, while the rapid exchange of gunfire begins to slow down. Inside the makeshift building in Camp Robertson Training Area, a small group of four Soldiers discuss their next move.

  • AFAP: Focus groups zero in on local, Army quality of life

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A group of community members gathered at the Rheinlander Club March 3-5 to address issues affecting Baumholder and possibly the entire Army.

  • Soldiers build the Warrior Ethos one fight at a time

    Mar 27, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Students of the U.S. Army Level III Combatives Course hoped to do just that as they punched, kicked and fought their way to certification - and the sting was more than an expression, it was a 1,000 watt jolt of electricity from a taser. From boxing to stick fighting, the 30 students from installations throughout Germany and Italy overcame fear and physical exhaustion to gain the upper hand and close in on the enemy, the defining characteristic of a warrior. Instructors from the U.S. Army Combatives School in Fort Benning, Ga., traveled to Grafenwoehr to teach the Level III course, a first in Europe, which began March 2.

  • Young Fort Lewis athlete special, indeed

    Mar 26, 2009

    C.J. Meadows, 10, wins gold medals in individual skills basketball competition at 2009 Washington state Special Olympics winter games in Wenatchee

  • Top athlete award goes to former post runner

    Mar 26, 2009

    A talented distance runner who established his credentials at Fort Lewis before moving on has been named 2008 Army Male Athlete of the Year.

  • Evangelist's daughter delivers message of hope

    Mar 26, 2009

    Hundreds of women filled the North Fort Chapel for the Protestant Women of the Chapel Spring Conference, titled, "Ignite the flame in your heart that will bring real hope and everlasting peace." Anne Graham Lotz, founder of Angel Ministries and daughter of evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, was the guest speaker.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers test language skills

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Lewis language center becomes Iraqi village for a day as students sharpen understanding of culture

  • New base tribute to fallen hero

    Mar 26, 2009

    Soldiers with 571st Sapper Company name facility after 14th Engineer Battalion NCO killed in February

  • Lessons in the desert sun

    Mar 26, 2009

    It may seem odd for a battalion to head to the Golden State while the rest of its brigade's battalions remain in Washington with a brigade FTX on the horizon. But 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's trip to Southern California was anything but a trip of leisure; there would be no surfboards on Strykers during this voyage. From March 8-10, the Tomahawks of 1-23 Inf. participated in 3rd Infantry Brigade's FTX electronically from various Marine Corps training areas while other battalions were spread out between Fort Lewis and the Yakima Training Center.

  • Work therapy program right place, time

    Mar 26, 2009

    More than two decades removed from his Army service, Bill Shannon struggled with an alcohol problem. He decided to seek help. "I came here," Shannon said. "I went through the program here." He referred to what is now the American Lake Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Puget Sound Health Care System, where Shannon found a home.

  • Sacramento District helps Presidio of Monterey boost morale with barracks upgrades

    Mar 26, 2009

    Language training is hard, but a recent upgrade to student barracks is making life a little easier for students at the Defense Language Institute's Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. - thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

  • Fort Lewis brigade delivering supplies for less

    Mar 26, 2009

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade broke new ground Friday in performing the first Low Cost, Low Altitude aerial delivery at Fort Lewis. Flying a C-23 Sherpa cargo airplane 150 feet above Rogers Drop Zone, Soldiers from the 593rd and 1st Special Forces Group performed six load drops, payloads ranging between 100 to 200 pounds, using the LCLA delivery system.

  • LRS company jumps hurdles en route to RSLC

    Mar 26, 2009

    As the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company continues to build from the ground up, the unit will send 52 of its Soldiers March 13 to Fort Benning for the Reconnaissance, Surveillance Leader Course - the nuts and bolts of a LRS unit.

  • Fort Lewis women gather for annual conference

    Mar 26, 2009

    Almost 250 women gathered at Stone Education Center March 13, to learn ways to get more out of Army life and better cope with its challenges.

  • Army actively addresses TBI, PTSD, stress on care providers

    Mar 26, 2009

    Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have become known as the "signature wounds" suffered by combat veterans returning from the Global War on Terrorism. Soldiers may not know they have suffered such a wound.

  • 'Prayer is the answer'

    Mar 26, 2009

    Saying "prayer is the answer to every problem," Sgt. Maj. Tommy L. Marrero, the sergeant major of the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains and regimental sergeant major, extolled the attendees at First Army's National Prayer Breakfast March 18 at Fort Gillem's Getaway club to "pray for our president, our leaders, our Soldiers and their Families."

  • Positively powerful: Staff sergeant finds family in Army

    Mar 26, 2009

    For one year Staff Sgt. Nealy Roper took care of inventory in Iraq, responsible for millions of dollars of Army equipment. But, he says, the true value of the Army and what it does wasn't measured in the dollar amounts rolling across the desk of his office in Iraq, but in the compassion, camaraderie and sense of belonging his fellow Soldiers gave him.

  • March is Ethics Awareness Month

    Mar 26, 2009

    Ethics in the Army is not an aspirational goal. It is not an extra step that one might take beyond one's legal obligations. The Army's ethical rules are, for the most part, derived from the Code of Federal Regulations, which form the primary foundation for the Joint Ethics Regulation (JER). The JER is the "law" when it comes to what is "right." It is not a listing of "nice things to do;" it sets forth legal obligations that apply to

  • Let me tell you a story ...

    Mar 26, 2009

    Master Sgt. Marcus L. Rawson, the senior human intelligence observer/contoller/trainer for G-2, First Army, reads to students in Terri Slay's fourth grade class at W.A. Fountain Elementary School in Forest Park March 20. Rawson, along with other Soldiers and Civilian employees from First Army, were at the school to belatedly celebrate "Read Across America." "Read Across America," which celebrates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to all as Dr. Seuss, was originally scheduled for March 2, but a snowstorm in Atlanta closed the school then. First Army is Fountain Elementary School's partner in education.

  • Fort Eustis kicks off 2009 AER Campaign

    Mar 26, 2009

    2009 AER Campaign kicks off at Eustis

  • Leading the way

    Mar 26, 2009

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