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  • Fort Lewis exercise helps groom companies

    Feb 6, 2009

    "Operation Patriot Punisher," was a company-level situational training exercise for the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, at Fort Lewis. The exercise spanned 24 hours and incorporated three smaller objectives before a final midnight assault based on acquired intelligence.

  • NCO handles mental health in USDB

    Feb 6, 2009

    As a mental health professional working with death row inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal "A.J." Franklin has perhaps one of the most unique and challenging jobs on Fort Leavenworth.

  • NCO handles mental health in USDB

    Feb 6, 2009

    As a mental health professional working with death row inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal "A.J." Franklin has perhaps one of the most unique and challenging jobs on Fort Leavenworth.

  • TRADOCAca,!E+commander meets with CACAca,!E+leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke Feb. 4 at the Combined Arms Center Senior Leader Conference about the challenges of training Soldiers and leaders in a changing Army.

  • TRADOCAca,!E+commander meets with Combined Arms Center Aca,!E+leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke Feb. 4 at the Combined Arms Center Senior Leader Conference about the challenges of training Soldiers and leaders in a changing Army.

  • Black History Month: Annual celebration or historical observance'

    Feb 6, 2009

    As Fort Bragg prepares to celebrate Black History Month on 19 Feb at the Officers' Club, you begin to realize that a lot of thought has been given to the month of February since it was desigA,Anated as Black History Month in 1976. Many still wonder why it is celebrated and there are others, still, who refuse to acknowledge its being. So I've decided to look deeper into the comA,Amemorative month and elabA,Aorate on why there is a month that celebrates the contributions of african Americans in the U.S.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Brigade's Joint Force Entry Exercise a first for new paratroopers

    Feb 6, 2009

    "On your feet!" With that command, the paratroopers began moving out to the C-130 aircraft waiting in the cold night air. As he waddled out towards the plane, Spc. Jason Hodge sagged under the weight of his parachute and the ruck sack strapped to his legs. Add the M-4 carbine he was carrying and the AT-4 anti-tank weapon in a protective case to his side, and he was probably wearing close to his body weight in gear. As the engines on the plane started, Hodge, a paratrooper from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, sat uncomfortably, trying not to let his nerves show while his buddies cracked jokes around him. They were waiting for their flight to take off so they could do something that would probably be considered insane to anyone but a paratrooper - jump from the plane.

  • Fort Monroe CYSS pursues Family Covenant promise

    Feb 6, 2009

    Despite trying economic times and BRAC restrictions on new construction, services with a focus on children have not diminished at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Volunteers at Fort Bragg recieve "Iron Mike" awards for their outstanding services

    Feb 6, 2009

    When the Army Family Covenant was adopted in 2007, it was an initiative to put Families first. The Iron Mike Award ceremony at Fort Bragg's Officers' Club Jan. 26 recognized people who honored that initiative through volunteering with the Army Community Service.

  • Fort Bragg's workload mapping tool: New system tracks Soldier work hours

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Soldier helps save heart attack victim's life

    Feb 6, 2009

    Many Soldiers attend the Combat Lifesaver's Course throughout their career, learning emergency first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue breathing and how to control bleeding. "I never thought it would be something that I would need to use," said Spc. Kimberly Hernandez, the administrative assistant for the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). For Hernandez, Jan. 25, began like any other day. She had stopped at the store to get her son some candy when her day took a turn. "I had just pulled into the parking lot, when a lady starting screaming that her husband was having a heart attack, that he passed out" she recounted. "She was acting really frantic. I am sure I would have been doing the same thing. She's yelling, screaming. Everyone is just standing there, watching."

  • Pettys open Victory Junction to Families of Fallen Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2009

    Kyle Petty's "Camp Victory Junction" will host a weekend for Families of Fort Bragg's Soldiers who have died in combat.

  • 21st century tech in the field at Fort Bragg

    Feb 6, 2009

  • 21st Century at Fort Bragg

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Retreat helps Fort Campbell couples develop 'Strong Bonds'

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasans) and their families enjoyed a long-awaited and well-earned retreat Jan. 23-25 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville. More than 115 couples gathered at the luxury hotel to focus on how to have stronger, happier marriages. Battalion Chaplains taught on topics from 'having fun in marriage' to 'fighting fair.' Nearly 100 children were cared for by workers from Campbell Youth Services while their parents attended the classes.

  • Carson starts Police Explorer program

    Feb 6, 2009

    Working with the Boy Scouts, Fort Carson Emergency Services starts up Police Explorer program.

  • Colorado General Assembly visits Mountain Post

    Feb 6, 2009

    Members of the Colorado General Assembly tour Fort Carson.

  • Fort Carson Family Housing mayors become CERT-ified

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Carson Village Mayors recieve CERT training to function in emergency situations at Fort Carson.

  • Keiki create Valentines for deployed parents at the Sgt. Yano Library

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family members of deployed Soldiers showed off their hearts at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, recently, for the free Create-a-Card Program.

  • Artillery chief awarded Purple Heart

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, received a Purple Heart in a ceremony at the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team motor pool, here, Jan. 28.

  • Elite boxing team lunches with community leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    World Class Athlete Program boxers meet with local community leaders to discuss how WCAP programs link with other community outreach programs.

  • Carson Soldiers win quarterly award

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Carson announces NCO and Soldier of the Quarter

  • Program helps Army Families help others

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Riley Army Family Team building program recognized the volunteer support efforts of its members during a volunteer recognition ceremony held at the Army Community Service Annex on Fort Riley, Jan. 30.

  • Changes in adversaries, technology advances, drive Army's Electronic Warfare Proponent

    Feb 6, 2009

    Electronic Warfare proponent is shaping how the Army deals with adversaries in cyberspace.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Former SETAF Soldier Earns Soldier's Medal for 2005 Rescue

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Keith Cade earned the Soldier's Medal - awarded to Soldiers for heroic acts outside of enemy combat - for his efforts, in concert with other rescuers, to save two civilians burning pickup truck.

  • Tiger Teams to Guide Future of Child, Youth and School Services

    Feb 6, 2009

    Recently, three members of Fort Lee's Child, Youth and School Services team were chosen to represent the CYSS North East Regional Office at the Department of the Army-level Tiger Teams.

  • Wave of renovations, improvements sweeps through

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While improvements, renovations and upgrades have defined the landscape on Schweinfurt military installations constantly for the past several years, one group of current projects marks something new on the horizon.

  • Parachute Riggers Rise to the Occassion

    Feb 6, 2009

    Students in the parachute rigger course at Fort Lee, Va., boarded an Air Force C-130 aircraft for airborne operations at Fort Pickett, Va., Jan. 29. Ninety-four students from the Aerial Delivery and Field Service Department participated in the training exercise.

  • Spotlight NCO

    Feb 6, 2009

    Year of the Noncommissioned Officer: Europe-based boxer

  • U.S., ROK Army conduct joint river crossing in South Korea

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry conducted a joint river crossing through the Yang Pyong river on Feb. 5 with the Republic of Korea Army's 38th Armor Battalion, crossing icy waters with depths of up to 6 feet.

  • Soldiers, USO surprise Korean nursing home residents for Lunar New Year

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team along with representatives of the USO, surprised the residents of a local nursing home located just outside Camp Casey, South Korea with a visit and gifts donated by the USO.

  • Defense Department civilians, families offered on-post housing options

    Feb 5, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 20,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilians provide vital support to Soldiers, families and military operations on the islands. Similar to active duty, many civilians often relocate to meet the military's needs; however, finding a home in the right community can be a challenge.

  • Supporting the troops

    Feb 5, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - American flags wave across Pohakuloa Training Area's (PTA) main gate while Big Island residents, veterans and family readiness group members express their support for Soldiers and Marines training at PTA during a Support Our Troops rally, Jan. 31.

  • U.S. and ROK Army joint river crossing

    Feb 5, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division and Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's 75th Armor Brigade, 26th Mechanized Infantry Division participate in a joint river crossing exercise held Feb. 5th in South Korea.

  • Casey over Red Cloud 50-41 in Warrior Country Men's Senior Basketball Championship

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Casey men's senior basketball team topped Red Cloud's men's senior by 9 to clench the Area I Warrior Country Men's Senior Basketball Championship Jan. 29. There was to be a final playoff game Jan. 30 but Red Cloud forfeited to Casey due to mission commitment.

  • Women finish 2 in Pacific-wide basketball tourney

    Feb 5, 2009

    OKINAWA, JAPAN - On the morning of Jan. 15, the Men's and Women's basketball team departed Korea for the Pacific-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Basketball Tournament. The competition was held in Camp Foster Field house, Okinawa, Japan from Jan 15 - 19.

  • Stanley Town Hall addresses issues

    Feb 5, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Soldiers on Camp Stanley met with Area I leadership Jan. 21 to talk about their issues and brainstorm with the leadership to make life easier by making adjustments to services on post. Headlining the agenda was two weeks of bank closure.

  • Ethics: Annual refresher training no longer applies to 'all'

    Feb 5, 2009

    USAG-RED CLOUD - Annual ethics refresher training took place as usual at the USAG-Red Cloud Theater, Jan. 21, but aimed this time at educating only those individuals responsible for managing, approving, or overseeing financial actions.

  • Tax Center opens in Maude Hall

    Feb 5, 2009

    USAG-CASEY - Soldiers, Civilians and dependents can now breathe a sigh of relief since the 2008 tax season and the Area I Tax Center has opened. Tax customers had booked up the morning schedule before the new center cut the ribbon Jan. 27.

  • Fort Stewart Provides Taste of the Hunt at Big Buck Gala

    Feb 5, 2009

    It was venison, not beef, that Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and members of the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield community enjoyed for dinner at Club Stewart's main ballroom, Jan. 31, during the first Big Buck Gala and Venison Cook-Off.

  • Environmental, Sustainability Award winners announced

    Feb 5, 2009

    Army programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental restoration, sustainability, and pollution prevention earned Pentagon recognition in January as the Department of the Army announced the winners of its highest honors for environmental stewardship and sustainability.

  • Veterans Help Warriors in Transition

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Veterans Airlift Command is making a lot of Wounded Warriors and their Families happy these days by providing cost-free roundtrip flights for Warriors and their Families from their station of recovery to visit Family and friends at home.

  • New Fuel Source Puts Stewart in Compliance

    Feb 5, 2009

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield help lead the way for environmental conservation with efforts in pioneering alternative fuel sources while meeting recent presidential mandated energy conservation efforts.

  • 3rd ID Salutes Leaders in 'Year of the NCO'

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID Year of the NCO submission, Corey B. Burke, 2nd BCT

  • 24th Ordnance Returns Home

    Feb 5, 2009

    More than 140 Soldiers from 24th Ord. Co., 87th CSSB returned to Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 1 following recent service during Operation Iraqi Freedom V.

  • Knighthawk Stakes Train Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID CAB Knighthawk Stakes - Training that includes training on communication, M9 and M16 weapons and combat survivor evader locator skills.

  • Big Changes Set for Vanguard Brigade

    Feb 5, 2009

    With their recent return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers in the 4th Brigade Combat Team are set to begin implementing big changes within the next few months.

  • 3/1 Cav Range Training Sharpens Soldier Skills

    Feb 5, 2009

  • Sergeant Proud to Pass Knowledge Down to Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID NCO trains Soldiers for EIB

  • Raiders Go 'Live' with Realistic Training

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID's 1st BCT conducted live fire training.

  • Canadians train at Fort Sill

    Feb 5, 2009

    A Canadian artillery unit trains at Fort Sill

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Finding Adoption Homes for Abandoned Pets

    Feb 5, 2009

    An organization is trying to ensure that all pets have the love and care they deserve, especially when left behind by their owners. A New Leash on Life is a nonprofit animal rescue organization in the Huntsville area. The all-volunteer group includes veterinarians, foster homes and others who give their time and services to help animals who have been abandoned by their owners for whatever reason. Jodi Rutenberg, A New Leash on Life volunteer and foster mother, said a large number of the animals they help come from Redstone. Some wander into office areas. Some are found trying to raise litters wherever they could. Others are simply left in housing areas when their owners relocate without them.

  • Belvoir staff completes exchange with Quantico

    Feb 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's garrison staff visited Quantico Marine Corps Base Friday to complete a staff exchange with their organizational counterparts in the Marine Corps. Quantico visited Belvoir in September, to begin the exchange, which was held so members of the staffs could establish new relationships and gain new and fresh ideas from leaders in their respective fields.

  • Bravo Company Takes Turn at Simulated Combat

    Feb 5, 2009

    Imagine this. You and your unit are outside the wire in Iraq, traveling down a dusty road in your Humvee, conducting a routine patrol of the area. The sun is shining, the air is hot like an oven, and no one is walking the streets. You look around, notice the empty landscape of the city, and think to yourself, "This is weird. Where are all the villagers'" Just then an enormous explosion erupts from an improvised explosive device, hurling you and your team inside the Humvee upside-down and into a small ditch filled with water. The vehicle is on fire and quickly filling with water. What do you do' "Don't panic," said Staff Sgt. Michael Bell, a platoon sergeant with Bravo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • Missiles Official Urges Continued Support for Programs

    Feb 5, 2009

    Even in the wake of expected future cuts in military spending, the U.S. needs to ensure enough funding to sustain its missile technology and development, said a top official with the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space. Rod Summers, deputy PEO for integration, said the organization's top executives led by Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco are working to tell the story of missile defense at the Pentagon to try to ensure against future budget cuts that could cripple the nation's missile defense industry. He made his comments during a speech Friday to members of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at a Bosses' Breakfast at the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • First Army leaders spell out move to Civilian workforce; deputy encourages staff to move with comman

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Fort Gillem is going to close, and First Army is going to move and those facts will not change!" With those words, First Army's commanding general, Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, confirmed to the headquarters staff First Army will move to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., in 2011 as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC).

  • Ex-Basketball Star Sheds Light on Glory Road

    Feb 5, 2009

    Nevil "The Shadow" Shed played the role of motivational speaker as deftly as he used to move across the basketball court back in the day. Walking back and forth across the Bob Jones Auditorium stage, he inspired his audience by sharing his experiences growing up in a segregated America. He related the blessings he has received throughout his life - from watching the racial insults his father endured, to aspiring to become a professional basketball player, to becoming a college basketball star who was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He was a forward on Texas Western's all-black starting five that beat the University of Kentucky for the national championship in 1966 and effectively broke the color barrier in college basketball. Shed and his teammates were inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in September 2007. Their feat inspired the 2006 Disney movie "Glory Road."

  • U.S. Army Demonstrates Robotic Technologies

    Feb 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is sponsoring a public demonstration of robotic technologies to detect and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from training ranges Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Fort Bliss, Texas, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Post, city leaders sign partnership agreement

    Feb 5, 2009

    With two signatures, an ordinary piece of paper became a legal document signaling the continued cooperation between the Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) and the city of East Point, Ga. The Jan. 31, 2009 partnership signing, held in the command conference room of Bldg. 65 at Fort McPherson, Ga., was the 10th agreement between the two parties. Under the agreement, the two mutually exchange services, resources, facilities, real estate and information.

  • Links in the Chain of Command

    Feb 5, 2009

    Black Hawk, Patriot, HIMARS, Avenger, Chinook, NLOS-LS, MLRS, Sentinel, Hellfire, Huey - behind every Army aviation and missile system are the Soldiers and DoD civilians and contractors of Redstone Arsenal who stand with pride, commitment and determination in their mission to provide war fighters with the very best weapon systems. And standing with Arsenal employees are the Army organizations that manage weapon systems from beginning to end. Those organizations at Redstone Arsenal -- led primarily by the Aviation and Missile Command, Program Executive Office for Aviation and Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space - have set the standard for the entire Army in the application of the life cycle management philosophy. "Here at Redstone we support the Soldier in all phases of the life cycle," said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and AMCOM.

  • Band tours support Army recruiting mission across U.S.

    Feb 5, 2009

    Supporting Army recruiting is one of the most important missions of the Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB). One of the best ways to do that is for the band or one of its several ensembles to go on tour to communities where the Army visibility may be low.

  • Managing your emotions: don't despair, depression is beatable

    Feb 5, 2009

  • AMC Commander Makes Her First Visit to Redstone

    Feb 5, 2009

    One of the Army's leading generals made a quiet visit to Redstone Arsenal Jan. 27-28 to get up to speed on the some of the programs and initiatives that have made the Arsenal a hot spot for military investment and growth. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the Army's first female four-star general and commander of the Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Redstone Arsenal without any media fanfare. Though she kept her visit low key, those Dunwoody met with and greeted during her tours of the Prototype Integration Facility, Army Materiel Command Forward and Army Security Assistance Command Forward headquarters, and the Software Engineering Directorate were excited about the opportunity to talk with the general, shake her hand and even get their picture taken with her. "She's the first woman. Oh my gosh! Hillary (Clinton) didn't make it (as president). But General Dunwoody did make it up the general ranks," said Terrian Hicks, the equal employment officer for USASAC, after meeting Dunwoody. "Every woman in a green suit can now aspire to be like her. It's nice to have a woman at the helm."

  • FBI 'captures' potential recruits at employment search Jan. 31

    Feb 5, 2009

    Being wanted by the FBI usually isn't a good thing, unless you are one of the potentially qualified applicants the organization recruits. The Atlanta-based FBI field office held an employment search Jan. 31, 2009 in the Army Community Service center at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • Preventive measures can limit terrorism, speed reaction time

    Feb 5, 2009

    Col. Deborah B. Grays, garrison commander, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga., has designated February 2009 as Antiterrorism Awareness Month for the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem military community. In today's world, with all the acts of terrorism aggression, that in many cases, are directed against the United States and its citizens, now is the best time to know and take the necessary steps to keep yourself, your workplace, your home and the people closest to you safe and secure.

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+commander reveals plans for 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    Upcoming goals for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) and operationalizing the Army National Guard and Reserve were among topics Gen. Charles C. Campbell discussed at the 2009 Senior Commanders Conference held Jan. 25 in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, said the Army is "out of balance" in relation to deployment demand, and plans are in place to restore that balance by 2011

  • Fort Riley: Community Partnership Conference brings education challenges, triumphs to light

    Feb 5, 2009

    Elected officials, educators and Army and community leaders met Jan. 30 at Riley's Conference Center on Fort Riley for a Community Partnership Conference concerning education in the Central Flint Hills Region.

  • Locals reveal history not published in books

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history." Such poetic insight came from Carter G. Woodson, historian and champion for the celebration of Black History Month.

  • Take time to prepare for severe weather

    Feb 5, 2009

    This week was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as "Severe Weather Awareness Week." Though the official tornado season doesn't begin until March, it seemed prudent with the high winds we've been experiencing to take a moment to talk about tornadoes and how you can prepare for and survive them.

  • Simulations promote safety

    Feb 5, 2009

    Multi-organization installation sponsors driving safety simulations.

  • Bamberg Military Police officers keep infant alive

    Feb 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- It's 12:53 a.m. January 30. The phone at the Department of Emergency Services desk begins ringing and starts the clock on what could have been a disaster were it not for the quick response of four Military Police assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • Exploring diversity daily keeps community on their toes

    Feb 5, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Command Sgt. Maj. Felix Rodriguez, the USAG Livorno Command Sgt. Maj., use nuggets of knowledge to come up with a new way to help educate the Camp Darby community about African-American Heritage Month.

  • COB Speicher Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2009

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher kicked off a month-long celebration of African American Black History Month with an elimination Three-Point Shooting Contest on Feb. 5.

  • 704th Military Intelligence Soldiers join ranks of NCO Corps

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Meade's 704th Military Intelligence Brigade are inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony held Jan. 30 at McGill Training Center.

  • Minister Jalili signs copy of book at AWG

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group hosts former Afghani minister

    Feb 4, 2009

    Former Afghan minister Jalili visited Fort Meade's Asymmetric Warfare Group headquarters.

  • Engineer company deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Engineer company deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany --The 541st Engineer Company deploys to Afghanistan. The engineerAca,!a,,cs mission will be to find explosives during route clearance of roads. After returning from a two-month tour in Romania around August, the company have reset, refit, trained and are once more deploying in support of our nationAca,!a,,cs call to duty.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • ISF, medical workers vote in SaD province special elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Salah ad-Din province held a special needs voting day for Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and medical workers so that they are available to work during the elections on Jan. 31.

  • Ninewa province completes elections uneventfully

    Feb 4, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Adbulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al, the commanding general of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq toured his area of operations Jan. 31, the day of the countryAca,!a,,cs provincial elections. Besides overseeing the security of nearly 200 polling sites throughout the city, Abdulla was also charged with the maintenance and operation of each.

  • Salah ad-Din officials make final security coordinations for upcoming provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Representatives from the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the mayors from the major towns and cities in the province attended the meeting to make final security coordinations for the upcoming Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Purple fingers for Election Day

    Feb 4, 2009

    An Iraqi man and his family check a list of possible candidates to vote for while at a polling station during Election Day in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Voters received a purple finger after their voting preferences were completed.

  • Dog's Best Friend

    Feb 4, 2009

    Cpl. Justin Rodriguez, a specialized search dog handler assigned to the K-9 Section, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and his military working dog Rex search polling sites Jan. 28 to seek out potential explosives, ammunition, weapons caches and other harmful elements. U.S. military personnel are assisting Iraqi Security Forces with specialized services such as military working dogs in preparation for the Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Cheap Eats: Group gathers for cooking lessons, fellowship

    Feb 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Cheap Eats is a monthly gathering of family readiness group volunteers, Soldiers from the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, and senior unit leaders from the U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army Special Troops Battalion, where volunteers cook food, and everyone shares recipes and gets to know one another.

  • Bayji Joint Coordination Center monitors provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, Salah ad-Din provincial election officials and Coalition forces monitor security operations for the Jan. 31 provincial elections at the Bayji Joint Coordination Center. Thirty-five schools in Bayji were designated as voting sites, and Iraqi Policemen provided security at each location.

  • New Army programs to be tested in Kaiserslautern

    Feb 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germnay -- This is the third town hall meeting for the Kaiserslautern military community. It came about, said U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Commander Lt. Col. Mechelle Hale, because the Army's senior mission commander here, Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, wanted to be able to talk with families and hear their concerns.

  • Warriors in Area I witness Superbowl XLIII

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers, Civilians and Family members celebrated a sports national pastime Feb. 2 when they took off their busy schedules to witness footballAca,!a,,cs greatest spectacle, the Supebowl. Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation in Area I made extra efforts to make sure all Soldiers and Family members would have the opportunity to take in the event by offering free breakfast, or brunch, and watch the game in Community Activity Centers, clubs and in the field.

  • Red Cloud KATUSAs get Korean language update

    Feb 4, 2009

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers gathered in USAG-Red CloudAca,!a,,cs theater Jan. 14 to hear a special lecture from Dr. Park, Jong Duck of the National Institute for Korean Language.

  • Fort Bragg's workload mapping tool: New system tracks Soldier work hours

    Feb 3, 2009

    Fort Bragg is implementing the Workload Mapping Tool system to track the work that Soldiers do during daily operations. Training for the new tracking system began in June and everyone supervising Soldiers needs to implement the use of WMT to account for all military personnel work hours by Friday.

  • Culinary arts competition at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2009

  • At Fort Bragg, pressure builds as culinary arts competition approaches

    Feb 3, 2009

    After spending weeks in the kitchen practicing their recipes and perfecting their culinary presentation, 12 Fort Bragg Soldiers stood patiently waiting for a master chef to adjudicate their dishes at a practice cooking show held at Pope Air Base Jan. 12. The culinary arts team, led by Sgt. 1st Class Rodney L. Lubnow, team captain and culinary arts instructor, 249th Quartermaster Company, consisting of 12 Army cooks from various units on Fort Bragg, have been working on their recipes since Dec. 1, 2008 in preparation for the Department of Defense 34th annual culinary arts competition held at Fort Lee, Va. Feb. 28 through March 13. Aca,!A"The purpose of this competition is to promote growth in the culinary field, especially as it concerns ability, practicality, nutrition, workmanship, economy, presentation, creativity and concept,Aca,!A? explained Master Sgt. Dave Turcottte, the advanced skills sergeant major from Fort Lee and judge in this yearAca,!a,,cs competition. Aca,!A"This is a great opportunity for the Soldiers. It builds morale and puts a lot of focus on the military food service industry. It brings out the competition but also builds camaraderie, teamwork and cohesion,Aca,!A? said Lubnow.

  • Fort Bragg chaplains display faith, unity

    Feb 3, 2009

    The Army is a diverse community where people of all races, colors and creeds work together each day to accomplish the mission. Soldiers and their Families represent a cross-section of America, bringing their unique heritage with them to each new duty station around the country and around the world. Even though the chaplains stationed at Fort Bragg have different faiths, they work together and celebrate one anotherAca,!a,,cs beliefs uniting in serving the needs of Soldiers and their Families. They display camaraderie and cooperation not usually seen between the major religions outside of a military community. Aca,!A"To celebrate together is uncommon and unique to military setting but indicative of how we do business,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Col.) Joel Cocklin, the Fort Bragg garrison chaplain. A recent display of this interfaith support was at the Hanukah candle lighting ceremony Dec. 22 at the Watters Center where chaplains and Soldiers of numerous faiths and denominations celebrated the season.

  • Blackhearts march for Army, 82nd at historic inauguration

    Feb 3, 2009

    On an arctic yet historic day in the nationAca,!a,,cs capital, 90 members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division marched in the inaugural parade to honor the countryAca,!a,,cs 44th president Aca,!" Barack Obama. The men of Co. B, the Blackhearts, represented the more than 450,000 active-duty Soldiers of the United States Army in the parade held Jan. 20. The unit was chosen because, as part of 1st Bn., 504th PIR, it was the first unit of the surge in Iraq and because, in company commander Capt. Scott N. McKayAca,!a,,cs words, Aca,!A"the unit has shown itself to be a professional organization.Aca,!A?

  • Infant communication aids in development

    Feb 3, 2009

    How can a 12 month old baby tell you he or she is hungry or tired, without speaking a word' By using baby sign language. Fort Bragg parents can take advantage of the new baby, toddler and preschool sign language program, which began its enrollment this January at the Child, Youth and School Services center. Aca,!A"We teach things that are relevant to their world,Aca,!A? said Paul Driessen, instuctional program specialist for Child, Youth and School Services. Aca,!A"If the child is hungry, if the child is thirsty, if the child is cold, we teach them to use those types of signs,Aca,!A? Driessen said. Designed for all babies, whether or not theyAca,!a,,cre hearing impaired, the sign langauge program aides in their cognitive development.

  • Austin praises deployed troops, Families

    Feb 3, 2009

    LTG Austin, MNC-I commander discusses accomplishments of the last year and support Soldiers receive.

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