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  • Soldiers open key travel route to Iraqi public

    Jun 8, 2009

    Coalition forces opened two lanes of traffic along Main Supply Route Tampa for use by Iraqi travelers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Dunwoody Popps visit Joint Base Balad

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the commanding general of Army Materiel Command, and Mr. Dean G. Popps, the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology visited Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 4-5.

  • Iraqi Army Director of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering visits 3d ESC

    Jun 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Staff Maj. Gen. Muniem, Iraqi Army Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Brig. Gen. Nabeel, EME deputy, visited the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary here Tuesday, to observe U.S. military practices and processes for maintenance and repair parts sustainment operations.

  • IA Preventative Medicine Team tours Adder's DFAC

    Jun 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -Visitors from the Iraqi Army's preventative health and food preparation teams, 10th Division Iraqi Army toured the dining facility here April 28.

  • Paving the Road to Reconstruction

    Jun 6, 2009

  • Lonestar State Sustainers train on MRAPs

    Jun 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Texas Army National Guard Soldiers of Foxtrot Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, were taught the driver's training course on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle here May 2.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 5, 2009

    From inception, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question why' Maybe where' or when' - but never why. However, in today's battlefield, why' is more important than ever. "If Soldiers want to know, 'Why are the children throwing rocks at us'' and 'Why are they rocketing us'' That's what we do," said Leslie Kayanan, team leader of the Human Terrain System team assigned to the 34th Inf. Div.

  • Army Spouse Sets the Standard for Fitness

    Jun 4, 2009

    A military spouse, personal trainer and mother may be a lot to juggle for one woman but Christina Mace also challenged Hawaii's top female bodybuilders. During the 2009 Armed Forces Hawaii Military Bodybuilding Championship, she joined more than 40 participants vying for the title of champion.

  • Hawaii Soldier saves woman from drowning

    Jun 4, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 2, 2009)- "She looked dead, to be honest. She was turning blue and I couldn't find a pulse." Friday, May 29, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ian Stewart was eating breakfast in the Plaza Hotel restaurant, near Honolulu International Airport, after completing physical training with his unit, the 544th Transportation Detachment at Hickam Air Force Base. Stewart arrived in Hawaii two weeks earlier from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait, and took action to save a drowning woman from the hotel pool.

  • Transportation Soldiers combat mid-tour fatigue

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Soldiers in the 70th Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, are combating mid-tour fatigue with up-to-date combat training here

  • Iraqi Army, Taji Sustainers foster education at local Iraqi school

    Jun 4, 2009

    SALAH AD-DIN PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 10th Sustainment Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 36th Iraqi Army Brigade delivered donated school supplies to the Al Mustaqbal School, located in the town of 50 Dar North, here May 3.

  • Trans NCO re-enlistment, a memory of a lifetime

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For one transportation Soldier from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, her re-enlistment ceremony here was a memorable one.

  • Sustainer leadership sustaining momentum

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary, handed over the reins of leadership during a ceremony here May 22.

  • Sustainers remember

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sustainers honored fallen U.S. Service Members during a Memorial Day ceremony here May 25.

  • Knights hold NCO Induction

    Jun 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Forty-six new noncommissioned officers were officially inducted into the corps of noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here May 16.

  • Soldiers discuss future of Iraq medical logistic operations

    Jun 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Approximately 80 Soldiers from across Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States met for a biannual medical logistics conference here May 19-21.

  • 419th CSSB supports security agreement

    Jun 3, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - As the U.S. closes combat outposts in urban areas to comply with the U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement, many Coalition units across Iraq will work harder to deal with increased movement of troops and equipment.

  • Sustainers setting new goals to quit smoking

    Jun 3, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Several Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here have a determination to quit smoking before redeploying this summer.

  • 391st CSSB hands over reins

    Jun 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion transferred authority to the 264th CSSB during a ceremony here, May 25.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

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    May 28, 2009

  • Running to stay fit in Iraq

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A group of the Fort Hood, Texas based Soldiers participated in the 5.53-mile run at Victory Base Complex.

  • Sustainers selected for Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    May 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Six Sustainer noncommissioned officers joined the exclusive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Thursday. According to its Fort Knox website, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club recognizes those NCOs "who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and a combat ready Army. Members exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for Families of Soldiers."

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • Former Mr. America, NYPD officer continues service

    May 27, 2009

    From the jungles of Vietnam to the streets of New York City to the deserts of Iraq, one noncommissioned officer has proven his dedication through decades of service.

  • LTAT accomplishes mission; Irwin Sustainers take control

    May 27, 2009

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq - After working nine months with the Iraq Army's 5th Division, 3rd Line Regional Maintenance Company at Kirkush Military Training Base, the Logistical Training Advisory Team transferred the mission to several Soldiers from the 699th Maintenance Company here May 2.

  • Sustainers complete effort to furnish Iraqi Orphanage

    May 27, 2009

  • Multi-faceted motor sergeant helps train Soldiers in combatives

    May 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - "Being a non-commissioned officer is about leading, training and mentoring Soldiers," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Helmer, battalion motor sergeant, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade.

  • "Bedouin Express" fosters relations in Dhi Qar province

    May 27, 2009

  • 330th Trans hand over the keys

    May 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 330th Transportation Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C., conducted a transfer of authority with the 49th Trans. Bn., out of Fort Hood, Texas, during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 16. For the past 15 months, the 330th Trans. Bn. provided logistics and distribution management across Iraq.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • School of Advanced Military Studies reflects and looks forward after 25 years

    May 26, 2009

    School of Advanced Military Studies graduation and 25th Anniversary story and photos.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Coalition forces return history to Iraq

    May 26, 2009

    TALLIL, Iraq - Coalition forces returned control of the ancient archaeological site Ur, the biblical birthplace of Abraham, back to Iraqi authorities here in a grand ceremony staged at the footstep of Ur's most famous artifact - the partially restored 4,100-year-old Ziggurat.

  • Looking back...a Chemical Corps sergeant major reflects on his life as a Soldier

    May 25, 2009

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • G-1 addresses personnel issues before Congress

    May 21, 2009

    The Army will continue to rely on vital personnel programs to relieve stress on the force, said the Army's G-1 during testimony on Capitol Hill, May 20.

  • Highlander Infantry Soldiers promote good fun

    May 20, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment Soldiers took time off from the roads to enjoy camaraderie while promoting unit cohesion during the first Highlander Games here April 30.

  • Remembering her brother in Marez

    May 20, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - She fidgeted with her black bracelet showing a black and white portrait of a man wearing dark sunglasses inscribed with a date and some words. Underneath her uniform, she wears a cross concealing within it, a vial of ashes. She smiled as she said, "I am a walking memorial of my brother."

  • 555th Engineer Brigade work to improve Iraqi Roads

    May 20, 2009

    SALAH AD-DIN PROVINCE, Iraq - It was more than 20 years ago when the Iraqi government built a road to connect Iraq Highway 1 with the Balad air base and nearby Bakir Village. Since that time the population in this province has grown. Not only did this road support the air base, local farmers and province residents depended on this highway as well.

  • Texas Guardsmen celebrate Cinco De Mayo

    May 20, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - For every Orozco, there's an Alderman. For every Garcia, there's a Wallace. For every Rodriguez, there's a Scholari. The Texas Army National Guardsmen of 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment (Task Force Avalanche) are as culturally diverse as their state. In recognition of this shared heritage, the unit celebrates a different culturally-inspired holiday every month.

  • Soldiers streamline unit movement into theater

    May 20, 2009

    In the last nine months they've trained and processed more than 12,000 Soldiers into the Iraq Theater of operations. By the time they leave in August, that number is expected to climb to nearly 18,000.

  • Iraqis and Marines trade welding skills

    May 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Two Marines from the 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group traveled from Al Taqaddum, Iraq to train at the container repair yard here April 19 to 22.

  • Brig. Gen. LeDoux visits Balad Reservists

    May 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Karen E. LeDoux, commanding general, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army Reserves from Des Moines, Iowa, met with Soldiers from the 847th Human Resources Company here April 23, to emphasize the importance of the mission Reserve Soldiers perform in Iraq.

  • Sustainers share Earth Day with local Dhi Qar province school

    May 19, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition leaders from the 287th Sustainment Brigade celebrated Earth Day by teaching the necessity and wonder of plant life to students at Al Moamen School here April 22.

  • Delivering supplies: Iraqi school get tools from Kansas

    May 19, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Many happy young students at the Al Moamen School were excited as the Kansas Guard Soldiers from the 287th Special Troops Battalion, 287th Sustainment Brigade visited and delivered school supplies for the students and teachers here May 5.

  • Testing of unmanned systems presents challenges

    May 18, 2009

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Fort Lewis pays tribute to spouses

    May 15, 2009

    When Megan Bjazevich married Sgt. 1st Class Jason F. Bjazevich, C Company, 2nd Special Forces Battalion, the military suddenly gave her a full-time position. Her title: Army wife. Since that day, Bjazevich delivered twins, became the C Co., 2nd SF Bn., family readiness group leader and survived two major deployments. But despite how difficult it can be at times, Bjazevich said she is proud to be an Army wife. "My husband loves what he does, and I wouldn't have it any other way," she said. Military Spouse Appreciation Day took place on May 8 to pay tribute to spouses for their sacrifice and support.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn to test limits

    May 15, 2009

    A high-profile event conducted last week at Fort Lewis by a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee drew a great deal of attention, but its true impact will be felt in the coming weeks, months and perhaps years at the Warrior Transition Battalion. The Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp run May 5-8 by U.S. Paralympics introduced dozens of Fort Lewis WTB Soldiers to such sports as adaptive rowing and sitting volleyball.

  • Commentary: Soldiers represent the best of America

    May 15, 2009

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, one of the few occasions when we throw open our gates and welcome our neighbors on post. I hope those who visit take time to talk to the Soldiers they see, because I fear that, for many Americans, the men and women in uniform are mysteries.

  • Sustainers receives KALMAR training

    May 15, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq - Three Forward Logistics Element Soldiers with the 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were trained on the technical operations and maintenance of Kalmar's Rough Terrain Container Handler here, to assist in the movement of shipping containers during the loading and unloading from transport trucks.

  • Liberty Sustainers has quite the 'family affair'

    May 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Bamberg, Germany's 317th Maintenance Company has several Soldiers with Family members in theater - sharing the hardship and experience of their deployment together.

  • Hawaii Soldiers celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage with fun, remembrance

    May 13, 2009

    As part of a celebration in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, Soldiers based in Hawaii recently received a taste of Polynesia culture through colorful dancing, heart-felt music and lively speeches.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Army, Air Force Partnership at Scania

    May 13, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Thirteen Airmen partner with Soldiers here every month to support convoy operations between Kuwait and Baghdad.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Transporters honors outgoing leaders

    May 12, 2009

  • 63RD RRC receives combat patch

    May 12, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Representing 30 different states and 23 unique Reserve commands, Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command from Los Alamitos, Calif., received their 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) combat patch during a ceremony here April 17.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Transportation first sergeant awarded St. Christopher medallion

    May 11, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - First Sgt. Keith Edwards from the 51st Transportation Company, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher medallion in front of his transportation company's headquarters here April 27.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers Hand Over Al Asad Sustainment Mission

    May 11, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Fort Drum Soldiers encased their colors and handed over their mission to a South Carolina Army National Guard unit during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 3.

  • Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

    May 11, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Highlander Brigade Soldiers fire weapons, roll-over in HEAT

    May 10, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conducted U.S. Army Central Command directed training in Kuwait to prepare for their onward movement to Iraq.

  • After day 1, 26 teams in running for Best Ranger

    May 9, 2009

    Twenty-six of 49 teams remain as the 2009 Best Ranger Competition heads into day two. Following a night of road marching, night stakes and combat training tasks overflowing into the late morning today, SFC Blake Simms and SFC Chad Stackpole, of 4th Ranger Training Brigade, were leading the pack with 1197 points.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 9, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Coalition forces will return part of Main Supply Route Tampa here to the Iraqi government this summer.

  • Sustainer and Son Team Up for Boston Marathon in Iraq and Boston

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Sgt. First Class Chris Baker, 287th Sustainment Brigade postal noncommissioned officer in charge, native of Quincy, Mass., placed fourth overall with a time of 3 hours, 24 minutes, 40 seconds in the Boston Athletic Association sanctioned "Boston Marathon in Iraq" here April 18.

  • Major component of Water Bottling Plant delivered to Adder

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The completion of a water bottling plant here took a major step forward on March 23, of the world's second largest airplanes, an Antonov An-124, landed at adjacent Ali Air Base with a cargo of water bottling equipment.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Filling in 'the gap': Fort Lewis engineer battalion hosts coveted Pathfinder course

    May 8, 2009

    The U.S. Army Pathfinder School is not only one of the toughest courses in the Army, but it is also one of the most coveted schools among Soldiers in combat arms. Thirty-four Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion counted themselves lucky this month to be among the latest students to attend the course run by a Fort Benning mobile training team at Fort Lewis.

  • U.S. Soldier, Nazi camp survivor, thanks his Canadian liberators

    May 8, 2009

    An old Soldier last week delivered the thank-you speech he practiced for 64 years. From spring 1940, when he was rounded up by Nazis and forced into Kamp Westerbork in the northeastern Dutch province of Drente, Mike Fried lived from day to day. For five years, weekly shuttles took Jews, gypsies and political prisoners from Holland to be exterminated at Eastern European death camps. He survived while more than 100,000 from Westerbork did not.

  • Agreement workshop to pave way for new Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    May 8, 2009

    There is a maxim that states: The job isn't finished until the paperwork is complete. That maxim applies to the recent Joint Base Lewis-McChord Memorandum of Agreement Workshop. During the four-day event held at the Fort Lewis American Lake Community Center, representatives from Fort Lewis, McChord Air Force Base and numerous Department of Defense agencies hammered out a document that will lead to the creation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Fort Lewis workers praise fitness program

    May 8, 2009

    It was an "aloha" sort of day April 30 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center for Installation Management Command civilian employees. About 140 who began a unique fitness program last September saw it end, while a second phase for others began. Participants whose supervisors agreed to three hours of regular exercise per week during duty hours came to the fitness center for final measurements of blood pressure, cardio fitness, body fat and flexibility, while others moved among the stations for their initial evaluations.

  • Community delegation experiences Fort Lewis Army life

    May 8, 2009

    Civic and business leaders from the City of Lakewood got first-time, firsthand looks at Fort Lewis Soldiers and their equipment last week. Colonel John Norris welcomed a 22-person delegation, led by Mayor Douglas Richardson, of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Community Connections city to his headquarters to kick off a special military orientation.

  • Sustainability key element of Fort Lewis master plan

    May 8, 2009

    Anyone who lives or works on Fort Lewis knows how rapidly the installation has grown in recent years. To make certain that growth can be sustained, a new Fort Lewis Master Plan was developed.

  • Study focuses on combat nightmares

    May 8, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center is conducting a first-of-its-kind study on reducing combat-related nightmares among returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • In the fight for 6 more years

    May 7, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Two 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Heather Swift, a native of Middletown, N.Y., and Pfc. Martina Smith, a native of Dudley, N.C., re-enlisted in March.

  • Soldiers to help provide school supplies in southern Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    It is not often Soldiers receive a special delivery of packages from celebrities in Iraq. Actor Stephen A. Baldwin and television host Leeann Tweeden surprised Sgt. Brian C. Lawson, assistant convoy and scout truck commander with Alpha Company, 56th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, after returning from a mission to a local Iraqi school on April 13.

  • Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    May 6, 2009

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq -Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, incoming commander for the Kirkush Third Line Maintenance Company met with Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., during a key leader engagement visit at Kirkush Military Training Base here, April 3.