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  • Soldiers, families, communities: The perfect combination for prevention

    Oct 17, 2008

    Across the nation, communities are launching campaigns during the month of October to create awareness of domestic abuse, ways to prevent it and resources that are available to help women, men and children affected by it.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Anniston Army Depot breaks ground on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Oct 17, 2008

    Officials turned the soil for construction of a new $26 million Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Oct. 15 at Anniston Army Depot.

  • A Changing of the Guard

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Detroit Arsenal recently underwent a face-lift, with the new look resulting from a significant change to the Army vehicle display in the front yard.

  • Army's most senior Warrant Officer retires at 44 years of service

    Oct 17, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jose Negron Cruz, the most senior Warrant Officer in the Army, retired Oct. 8 after 44 years of service to country.

  • Desert Rogues Complete Redeployment Reintegration

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Desert Rogues of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, completed reintegration phase II at Club Stewart, after 90 days of Aca,!A"boots-on-the-ground,Aca,!A? following their return from a 15-month deployment, Oct. 7. The training include Family advocacy, finance, mental health, Winn Nutrition Care Division Clinic, base housing, Community Youth Services.

  • Dog Face Soldiers Recover at Walter Reed

    Oct 17, 2008

    3rd ID Commander and CSM, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, and CSM Jesse Andrews, visit recovering Marne Soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

  • Stewart-Hunter/Kelly Hill represented at AUSA symposium

    Oct 17, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield was one of four installations selected to make a presentation at the 2008 AUSA Conference. The installation command team spoke on the spirit of its Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and community partners.

  • Commentary: Servicemembers abroad perhaps best-suited to select commander in chief

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" During this election cycle, servicemembers living abroad may be the most qualified to elect the next commander in chief Aca,!" not because they will serve and deploy under him, but because they may have been exposed to the most neutral media coverage in this contentious presidential election.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director visits USAG Schinnen

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the only Army garrison in the Netherlands, on Oct. 17. The purpose of her visit was to meet with leaders, staff and learn more about the garrison and the tri-border community USAG Schinnen supports. USAG Schinnen is subordinate to USAG Benelux and to Installation Management Command-Europe and provides base operations support to Army, Air Force, Navy and other joint, inter-agency, and international personnel supporting U.S. interests in NATO throughout the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Eastern Belgium.

  • Sesame Street Comes to Stewart

    Oct 17, 2008

    More than 2,500 Soldiers, Family Members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and especially their children were treated to The Sesame Street Experience for Military Families, Oct. 10, on its opening night at Fort StewartAca,!a,,cs Newman Fitness Center.

  • Moore welcomed as newest Hawaii CASA

    Oct 16, 2008

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" On behalf of Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC), swore in Hawaii island native William Moore as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), recently.

  • Hope hangs on Clothesline Project

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clothesline Project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii kicked off at the Main Post Exchange, Oct. 1.

  • Pay, ID theft, legislation top agenda at Retiree Appreciation Day

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Getting information to more than 8,700 Army retirees and surviving spouses who live in Hawaii is no easy task, especially when many of them donAca,!a,,ct surf the Internet. ThatAca,!a,,cs why the Retirement Services Office regularly canvasses its mailing list and invites those who can to attend its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 4.

  • Consider people with disabilities when planning for emergencies

    Oct 16, 2008

    Every October we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the talents, skills and dedication of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce. During this month, we reaffirm our commitment to ensure people with disabilities who want to work can and that they receive the training they need to achieve their goals. During this month, we should also take the time to recognize what needs to be done to ensure that all of our employees, family members and friends with disabilities are well prepared to effectively handle themselves in an emergency situation, both at work and at home.

  • CAP provides solution to disableds' needs

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) ensures individuals with disabilities have equal access to information, the environment and opportunities in the DoD and throughout the federal government. CAP helps the federal government work to become the model employer for people with disabilities by trying to increase the recruitment, replacement, promotion and retention of people with disabilities and wounded servicemembers through eliminating the cost of accommodations.

  • Hapeville police deputize students

    Oct 16, 2008

    Students from the Pre-kindergarten (pre-k) class at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) received their official, plastic deputy badges Wednesday during a safety class with Cpl. James Carroll, a police officer with the Hapeville Police Department.

  • PTA training ranges benefit from solar energy

    Oct 16, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" If you havenAca,!a,,ct noticed, alternative energy resources to gas and oil-based energy are surging forward. One of the benefits here in Hawaii is the constant exposure to the sun and the use of its energy through solar panels.

  • Quilts warm, comfort the hearts of families with deployed troops

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quilting is a skill I have yet to master, but not because my mother didnAca,!a,,ct try to teach me. As a child, I watched her diligently work at a long table, numerous fabric patterns spread to each side. As she patiently explained the process, I watched her needle-battered fingers tell a story as well.

  • Thousands flock to Schofield for Oktoberfest 2008

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers and family members broke out their lederhosen, feathered hats and appetites for Oktoberfest 2008, at Sills Field, here, Oct. 3. More than 3,000 people enjoyed the German feast of bratwurst, spatzle and sauerkraut, in addition to traditional music and games.

  • RDECOM Participates in HENAAC's 9th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2008

    HOUSTON Aca,!" AmericaAca,!a,,cs future Hispanic scientists and engineers were welcomed to HENAACAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual College Bowl in Houston Oct. 10, as part of HENAACAca,!a,,cs 20th Anniversary Conference. Students from across the country participated in the high-energy event to compete for scholarships and sharpen their professional skills before entering the technology industry.

  • RDECOM and HENAAC Join Forces for a Diverse Engineering Future

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and HENAAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding Oct. 11, during a ceremony as part of the HENAAC 20th Anniversary Conference.

  • Higher Headquarters Hits Ground Running

    Oct 16, 2008

    In the Army, materiel is more than just a different way of spelling. It is a different way of thinking about all the things Soldiers need to fulfill their mission. The organization that works hard to manage all of those things is in the process of moving to Redstone. The parts that have already made the move are hard at work. Aca,!A"We have a number of functions here now,Aca,!A? Ron Lewis, Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs deputy director for G-3/5 enterprise integration, said. Aca,!A"A lot of work is really being accomplished here out of Redstone. WeAca,!a,,cre performing a lot of missions right here, right now.Aca,!A? Created in 1962, the way Army Materiel Command does business has changed over the years, but the job at its most basic has not. It is still about the needs of every Soldier.

  • Program Executive Offices have Winning Weekend

    Oct 16, 2008

    Praising the acquisition community for Aca,!A"redefining expeditionaryAca,!A? to support the war fighter, Dean Popps, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, kicked off the evening with some words of wisdom and encouragement at the 2008 Army Acquisition Corps annual awards ceremony Oct. 5. Aca,!A"This is a celebration of the successes of the more than 42,000 work force whose responsibilities are to equip and sustain a very capable and respected United States Army,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Airspace Synchronization Team Wins Top Honor

    Oct 16, 2008

    When Jim Kelton was a young captain in the 1980s with the 82nd Airborne Division, it took a long time to review the hundreds of pages from the hard copy Airspace Control Order. One of KeltonAca,!a,,cs tasks was to decipher the airspace volumes that were relevant to the 82nd Airborne in order to create a map of their planned airspace usage that keep Soldiers safe. Now, as assistant product manager of the Tactical Airspace Integration System working in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, Kelton and his TAIS team can be proud of the significant improvements they have done to make the process simpler, quicker, more accurate and most importantly, safer for Soldiers. For providing better situational awareness and a more orderly airspace by making the process automated, seamless and cost effective, the 2008 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award was given Sept. 30 to Team TAIS at the Aerospace Industries AssociationAca,!a,,cs Fall Product Support Conference at Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Another Big Year for Association's Local Chapter

    Oct 16, 2008

    Redstone-Huntsville Chapter is simply the best in the Association of the U.S. Army for the fifth consecutive year. With heads held high as they walked to the stage, the leaders of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army, proudly accepted the banner for Best Overall Chapter, an unprecedented accomplishment, at the 2008 AUSA annual meeting and exposition in Washington on Oct. 6-8.

  • Premier Medical Group Inducts Soldiers from DCMT

    Oct 16, 2008

    Two Fort Sam Houston Soldiers joined an elite medical fraternity Oct. 9 when they were inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit at the Army Medical Department Museum.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Motorcyclists Show Support To Wounded Warriors

    Oct 16, 2008

    Like a scene in a movie, a seemingly endless trail of motorcycles with leather-clad riders pulled into the circular drive of the Powless Guest House Oct. 9.

  • Fort Sam Spotlights Roles, Contributions of Physician Assistants

    Oct 16, 2008

    Physician assistants from every service gathered at Fort Sam Houston Oct. 9 for a celebration in honor of Physician Assistant Week.

  • Community Gets Fired Up At Fire Prevention Week Open House

    Oct 16, 2008

    Fire Prevention Week activities culminated Oct. 11 with an open house at the Fort Sam Houston Fire and Emergency Services. About 300 people attended the six-hour event which showcased fire and police services in a festive atmosphere at the fire station and Leadership Field.

  • Community members pledge support to New Jersey military families

    Oct 16, 2008

    Morris County community leaders joined military representatives from Picatinny and the New Jersey National Guard to pledge their support to uniformed personnel and their families by signing the Army Community Covenant at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway Oct. 10.

  • Yongsan South Post Chapel gets $900K makeover

    Oct 16, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan chapel-goers are rejoicing as the decades old South Post Chapel completed phase one of a major renovation last month, and now prepares to finish the makeover by the end of this month.

  • K-Quad DFAC number 1 in Pacific Region

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" If you ask your father what comes to his mind when you say the phrase Aca,!A"Army chow,Aca,!A? he will most likely think about black, tar-like coffee, chipped beef on toast, and other food barely fit for human consumption. However, Aca,!A"this ainAca,!a,,ct your fatherAca,!a,,cs Army anymore.Aca,!A?

  • Absentee voting allows everyone to participate

    Oct 15, 2008

    The 2008 presidential campaign has entered the home stretch as Election Day quickly approaches. Soldiers and family members eligible to vote are being encouraged by the Army to take part in this political process.

  • Domestic abuse includes emotional, financial control

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Abusers donAca,!a,,ct Aca,!A"play fair.Aca,!A? They use fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and gain complete power over you. They may threaten you, hurt you or hurt those around you.

  • Commander's Corner: Blue Star Card program shows appreciation

    Oct 15, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" This monthAca,!a,,cs article highlights one of the many programs available to support spouses and family members of deploying Soldiers. As thousands of families prepare for the many challenges that these deployments bring, the entire garrison team remains committed to taking care of your family members while you are deployed.

  • Korean group donates millions to Fall Festival

    Oct 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A local private organization donated 50 million Korean Won, about $36,000, Oct. 8 to directly support the 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival.

  • Koreans, Americans celebrate 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival

    Oct 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Blue skies, crisp autumn temperatures and a community ready to celebrate combined Saturday to create the biggest event of the year. Yongsan hosted nearly 5,000 visitors to the 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival Oct. 11.

  • Redstone Runners Repeat Winners

    Oct 15, 2008

    Perfect weather, perfect race, perfect team. Defending its title in the government agency category, Redstone Team One took first place for the second year in a row in the 24th annual Army Ten-Miler running race in Washington, D.C. Sunday. It was first of 22 government agency teams and seventh of 507 teams overall.

  • Preventing domestic violence takes center stage

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2008, Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, signed the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation, Sept. 22.

  • Vehicle care plan prior to deployment crucial

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" After a long and successful deployment, you finally make it back home to Hawaii. What would be better than a drive out to one of the many beautiful beaches or a trip into Honolulu or Waikiki' You and your buddies dump your deployment bags in the barracks and hop in the car and ... dude, where is the car'

  • 8th HRSC trades desert for beaches

    Oct 15, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) traded the sandstorms of Kuwait for the sandy beaches of Hawaii as they returned home, Sept. 26. At the redeployment ceremony, family members and friends welcomed the more than 80 Soldiers who spent the last 14 months at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Military ohana showcase star power

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The reality show craze is in full effect, and people nationwide are yearning for their 15 minutes of fame. Soon after the popular TV reality show Aca,!A"American IdolAca,!A? ended its seventh season, similarly Army HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Operation Rising StarAca,!A? held its final event to determine the installation's best vocalist.

  • Wacker takes over responsibilities as 9th MSC's command sergeant major

    Oct 15, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) senior enlisted responsibilities changed hands from Command Sgt. Maj. Joven Miranda to Command Sgt. Maj. Forrest Wacker in a ceremony on the 9th MSC Parade Field, here, Sept. 28.

  • Wardle takes charge of Rear Det.

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!"Lt. Col. Randy Wardle assumed duties as the 25th Infantry Division's Rear Detachment commander, Oct. 1. Wardle comes to the position with a wealth of experience in communications, having served as the division's deputy communications officer, the executive officer for the 125th Signal Battalion, G6 for the division, and as the Secretary of General Staff under the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • MPs add nonlethal weapons to arsenal

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers from the 39th Military Police Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, have a new set of nonlethal tools at their disposal.

  • AHFH offers new spouse briefing

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Service members new to Hawaii are benefiting greatly by attending several briefings; however, their spouses normally donAca,!a,,ct attend, even though much of the information at these talks pertains to the entire family.

  • Education Front: Educators, families discuss deployment impact

    Oct 15, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" More than 140 educators and family members gathered at two separate deployment briefings, Sept. 17 and 24, to learn firsthand how deployments affect children and teens in military families. In addition, attendees discovered ways to better support and communicate with those military children, and collected information on available resources should problems arise.

  • AAFES explains pricing

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" While the price of crude oil has increased steadily over the last decade, gasoline prices in Hawaii have been decreasing over the past few weeks.

  • Baby massage stimulates bonding

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Babies are intuitive. They have a highly developed sense of touch and can often communicate their needs to parents without words.

  • Dealing with deployment: Spouses help teachers understand life at home

    Oct 15, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - What began as a chat over coffee became a learning opportunity for teachers in the Heidelberg community. Seven women, all who have, or have had husbands deployed or frequently away on temporary duty, shared their experience with a room full of teachers and support staff at Patrick Henry Elementary School Friday, a teacher in-service day. The topic was one that touches most everyone in the community Aca,!" deployments and the effect they have on military children. Between 15-20 percent of students in Heidelberg have a deployed parent at any one time, according to Jim Ruehmling, Heidelberg schools liaison officer.

  • Polk claims office wins award

    Oct 14, 2008

    The Claims Division of the Fort Polk Judge Advocate GeneralAca,!a,,cs office received an award from the Judge Advocate General in Washington, D.C. last week. The 2007 Judge Advocate GeneralAca,!a,,cs Award for Excellence in Claims was given to the Polk office based on compliance with regulatory standards and innovation in providing outstanding claims service. This is the 10th time the Polk office has received the award in the past 11 years, and their ninth consecutive award.

  • Aging Polk barracks receiving millions in renovations

    Oct 14, 2008

    Community members who live and work on the installation know that Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs barracks are aging. Original construction of the buildings in the late Aca,!Eoe70s and early Aca,!Eoe80s was designed for a 50 year lifespan.

  • IMCOM senior executives receive Presidential Rank Awards

    Oct 14, 2008

    John Nerger, executive director of the Installation Management Command, and former Executive Director Philip Sakowitz, were recognized for their exceptional contributions with 2008 Presidential Rank Awards announced Oct. 6.

  • Alaska garrison wins Army-Level Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award

    Oct 14, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Alaska was recognized Oct. 10 for a recycling program that safely and efficiently disposed used brass and turned it into revenue for Soldier and Family programs.

  • RDECOM CG recognizes outstanding ARDEC employees

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The commander of the Research Development and Engineering Command was on site Oct. 3 for briefings and tours of Picatinny facilities and capabilities, as well as to recognize Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees for their exceptional work.

  • Community softball season concludes with Stealer victory

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Stealers are this yearAca,!a,,cs Picatinny Softball League champions. In early September, the Stealers swept the Ball Busters in the best two-out-of-three final series.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Charity

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Once again, it is time for the annual Combined Federal Campaign here at Picatinny and elsewhere. Generosity is not a new phenomenon at Picatinny.

  • Picatinny golf champs

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Picatinny Stealers won the 2008 Picatinny Golf League Championship.

  • Picatinny hosts haunted house Oct. 18, 24, 25

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- PicatinnyAca,!a,,cs annual Haunted House will open its doors to the public for the 2008 Halloween season on Oct. 18, 24 and 25.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 10, 2008

    Hunter Army Airfield holds Fire prevention week celebration.

  • Station Turns Up Heat to Prevent Home Fires

    Oct 10, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield holds Fire Week Safety Celebration.

  • Hundreds Compete for Top of the Rock

    Oct 10, 2008

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Family Members participate in 10K, 5K Top of the Rock run.

  • "New" Newman Fitness Center Serves Stewart Community

    Oct 10, 2008

    More than 6,000 square feet of additional space provides more space to move around at the newly renovated Newman Fitness Center at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 2/69 Armor Soldiers honored at Fall Fest

    Oct 10, 2008

    2/69 Armor Soldiers honored at Fall Fest.

  • Soldier Gives Father, Student's Flight Line Tour

    Oct 10, 2008

    CAB gives Father, Student Tour at Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Taking support of troops to new heights

    Oct 10, 2008

    Support the Troops signs are not unusual, but seeing someone holding that message on top of the highest peak in Africa is another story. ThatAca,!a,,cs what Naomi Cheever, who works at the Northwest Adventure Center, did. She stood at the 19,340 foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Aug. 28, holding a Support the Troops flag.

  • Soldiers Share Experience With Students

    Oct 10, 2008

    3rd CAB Soldiers speak to ROTC students at Career Day.

  • Japanese, American Soldiers come together for bilateral exercise

    Oct 10, 2008

    Usually separated by an ocean, they have come together this month at Fort Lewis in pursuit of the same goals. Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday on North Fort Lewis for Rising Warrior 2008, a bilateral training exercise involving Fort LewisAca,!a,,c 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, and the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Rising Warrior will continue through Oct. 20.

  • Partnership aids Soldiers in need of state services

    Oct 10, 2008

    Soldiers facing financial challenges now can find more help than ever without leaving post. Late last month, Fort Lewis Army Community Service formed a partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide better access for Soldiers and their families.

  • Live-fire training in real time

    Oct 10, 2008

    17th Fire Brigade units help add sense of realism to exercise Aca,!" Units from Fort LewisAca,!a,,c newest brigade, the 17th Fires Brigade, added an element of realism to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center in September. The three firing batteries of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery, along with a meteorological team from F Target Acquisition Battery and a number of support Soldiers, traveled to Yakima to provide support during live-fire training conducted by the Stryker brigade. The 5th Brigade is preparing for deployment to Southwest Asia in early 2009.

  • Belgian city honors Screaming Eagles' WWII heroism

    Oct 10, 2008

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - Officials from the city famous as the setting for WWIIAca,!a,,cs Battle of the Bulge unveiled a new monument in Bastogne, Belgium, Sept. 26 to commemorate the 101st Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs defense against advancing German soldiers in mid-December 1944.

  • Wounded Warriors receive upgraded living quarters

    Oct 10, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Benelux opened the doors to its new Warrior in Transition barracks rooms Oct. 9.

  • Germans, Americans honor fallen U.S. troops

    Oct 10, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" An eyewitness never forgets. So was the case on Aug. 11, 1955.

  • Fisher House provides home away from home

    Oct 9, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" The Pacific Ocean created a breathtaking backdrop for the annual FounderAca,!a,,cs Day at the Fisher House here, Sept. 26. Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Punahou High School kicked off the day with the presentation of colors as the National Anthem rang softly in the background. Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Wilson, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), then led the crowd in prayer.

  • All PTA law enforcement officers get expert marksmen

    Oct 9, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" No matter where you go, society requires the protection of a police force. This fact is true even in a remote location like Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), where it takes a force to secure this Army installation, day and night, rain or shine, weekends and holidays.

  • Hispanic Soldiers mambo on Hill 167

    Oct 9, 2008

    The following is the conclusion of 1st Lt. Walt B. ClarkAca,!a,,cs mission as platoon leader of Company C, 65th Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs 2nd platoon Aca,!A"Borinqueneers. In the Oct. 3 edition of the Sentinel, Clark, with orders to Aca,!A"raid Chinese outpost positions on Hill 167,Aca,!A? guided his platoon into a heated battle.

  • Network provides answers to 'disabled' employees

    Oct 9, 2008

  • Georgia state representative to address country's rich diversity

    Oct 9, 2008

    Georgia State Rep. Pedro Marin, House District 96, will be the guest speaker at a luncheon held at The Commons at Fort McPherson, Ga. on October 14, 2008 in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month. He will address this yearAca,!a,,cs theme: Aca,!A"Getting involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation.Aca,!A?

  • First Army celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 9, 2008

    Employees of Headquarters, First Army, dance with flamenco dancers from the local Calo Gitano group during the Hispanic American Heritage Month celebration held Oct. 3, 2008 at the Getaway club at Fort Gillem, Ga.

  • Using the government travel card correctly

    Oct 9, 2008

    Do's and don'ts when using government travel card

  • Ready Army: Preparedness is a year-round effort

    Oct 9, 2008

    Preparing is a year round task

  • Soldiers, students part of record-setting reading event at Fort Carson

    Oct 9, 2008

    Two Fort Carson, Colo., Soldiers serving in Iraq and more than 100 students from the Mountain PostAca,!a,,cs Abrams Elementary School were part of a nationwide effort shattering the world record for the largest shared-reading experience in history.

  • Army Community Service offers self-defense class at Fort Carson

    Oct 9, 2008

    Anyone can be sexually assaulted, according to Isaac Costley of Calvary Martial Arts and Fitness. However, Costley said, there are ways to minimize the chances of becoming a victim, and better ways to fight back if sexual assault becomes unavoidable. Confidence and basic sexual assault reaction skills are what Army Community Service and Costley were trying to get across to Family members of deployed Soldiers with their four-part Sexual Assault Awareness, Protection and Defense Course.

  • Kaiserslautern fire department enlists 'Bert, Ernie' for fire safety

    Oct 9, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Raising children to be fire-safety conscience adults is why the U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs Fire Department is performing a Aca,!A"Sesame StreetAca,!A? puppet theater with Aca,!A"Bert & ErnieAca,!A? at the garrisonAca,!a,,cs three Child Development Centers.

  • 12th CAB Soldiers return home after 'magnificent' performance in Iraq

    Oct 9, 2008

    Homecoming ceremonies from August to the end of September brought home to Ansbach almost 3,500 Soldiers who deployed last summer.

  • Stuttgart youths participate in reading record attempt

    Oct 9, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Youngsters in the Stuttgart Military Community took part in the third annual Read for the Record Oct. 2, in an attempt to break the world record for the most children reading the same book with an adult on the same day.

  • Base Realignment Brings Physician Issues to Light

    Oct 8, 2008

    Base Realignment and Closure activities occurring at Redstone Arsenal mean more than new buildings, additional Army civilian employees and a growing North Alabama community. They also mean new services throughout Huntsville and the surrounding area as local leaders work to make North Alabama more attractive to potential transferees. And that can only mean good things for current local residents as improvements also better their quality of life. This is most evident in one area that the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee has addressed during the past year. In November 2007, the committee learned that Army Materiel Command transferees were concerned about the perceived inability to locate available physicians in Huntsville. Aca,!A"What we are trying to do is if we hear of an issue for transferees we try to resolve it,Aca,!A? said Joe Ritch, chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee. Aca,!A"We were hearing multiple stories from multiple groups of transferees having trouble with finding physicians.Aca,!A?

  • Software Engineering Expansion Gives Soldiers Boost

    Oct 8, 2008

    Software engineering and development that help Soldiers train to fight with more lethality just got bigger and better. More than 100 people celebrated the expansion of the new 78,800 square foot Software Engineering Directorate building during a ribbon cutting Sept. 29. The annex was started in September 2006 and completed in July this year, with another building on the way. The new $19.6 million facility will expand the ArmyAca,!a,,cs capability to support aviation, unmanned air vehicles, and missile system projects, as well as provide a platform to conduct testing and development in all levels of the Army weapons systems life cycle. What SED gives to the Soldier is the guts, said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Comfort for widows of Soldiers

    Oct 8, 2008

    On Tuesday mornings, a group of women gather at the Bicentennial Chapel to discuss their lives Aca,!" the blessings, the struggles, the surprises, the disappointments -- that come with being a member of a select group of Army wives. These women have endured a loss that bonds them to each other forever Aca,!" the loss of their husbands to war.

  • The U.S. Army's Golden Knights

    Oct 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights performed at the Amigo Airshow at Biggs Army Airfield on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • BRAC important in improving Soldier quality of life

    Oct 8, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, ACSIM/CM IMCOM led the forum Aca,!A"Quality of Life Equal to Quality of Service,Aca,!A? which discussed the priority of giving Soldiers and their families the best quality of life and how BRAC plays an important role in that goal.

  • Seven Installation Management Command installations win Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life

    Oct 7, 2008

    Quality of Life Awards were presented to seven Installation Management Command installations during the "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership" Family Forum Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • 'Missing Parts in Action' team inspires Ten-Miler runners

    Oct 7, 2008

    Brazilian Army Pvt. Reginaldo Campos Jr. won the menAca,!a,,cs division and Veena Reddy of Centreville, Va., led the women in the 24th Army Ten-Miler, but the true Aca,!A"rabbitsAca,!A? were the Aca,!A"Missing Parts in ActionAca,!A? competitors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life Awards" presentations

    Oct 7, 2008

    The Secretary of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Quality of Life Awards were presented Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The eight award winners were recognized during the Family Forum, "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership."

  • Chief, top spouse talk families at AUSA

    Oct 7, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army and his wife focused on the Army Family Covenant at the first Family Forum during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Monday, saying that major strides have been made, but that the Army still has work to do.

  • 173rd marks Freedom Team Salute milestone

    Oct 7, 2008

    In a process that lasted several days in three military communities in two countries, the first brigade-level Freedom Team Salute commendation officially came to a close when hundreds of Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) recognized their spouses in a ceremony at Finney Fitness Center here Sept. 24.

  • ChiAfA..vres prepare U.S., NATO forces for future missions

    Oct 7, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" The warfighting strategy in Afghanistan continued to shift last month, as the Department of Defense announced the deployment of two additional units.

  • Scholarship recipients reap benefits of being part of First Team family

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" As the costs of tuition at most universities and colleges continue to rise, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers and their families have an option available to them which helps defray some of the costs incurred when seeking higher education.

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