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  • 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.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Testing of unmanned systems presents challenges

    May 18, 2009

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • 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.

  • 'No Slack' wives walk a day in husbands' boots

    May 14, 2009

    No Slack wives strapped on their Kevlar and combat boots during 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment's annual GI Jane Day May 1. The spouses got to spend a day in the life of a Soldier and the chance to learn a little bit about what their Soldier does at work, both in garrison and overseas.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers train on MRAP

    May 14, 2009

    For the first time at Fort Campbell, Soldiers are being trained on the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fort Campbell engineers use explosives to deter enemy

    May 8, 2009

    As Soldiers move toward their objective, a brick-built home with a known insurgent inside, they quickly notice the door is impossible to take down. They call up a squad of engineers to see what they can do to quickly breach the door.

  • Back to basics in the South African bush

    May 8, 2009

    When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCO mentors and motivates

    May 8, 2009

    Midday sun beats down upon a long line of Liberian infantry waiting for a ladle-full of palm stew over rice. The soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia's Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade, shuffled along the hot, dusty ground, exhausted and soaked in sweat from morning maneuvers.

  • 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.

  • Fort Campbell "Strike" Soldiers strive for coveted field medical badge

    May 7, 2009

    Nearly 11 years ago, Staff Sgt. Alan Fullerton came into the Army as a combat medic to render aid to any Soldier found wounded on the battlefield. He also had another goal in mind - to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Heidelberg student heads to MIT for internship

    May 6, 2009

    Shannon Grammel, a junior at Heidelberg High School, is one of 80 students who will be a member of the Research Science Institute, a highly competitive six-week internship for students who excel in math and science.

  • Medics put to test on Fort Campbell as they try for coveted expert badge

    Apr 30, 2009

    Two hundred and seventy-eight Soldiers came out vying for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, but when the smoke had cleared 12 days later only 30 Soldiers were left standing.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    Apr 24, 2009

    During a recent visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey talked with Soldiers over dinner, delivered a brief address and answered questions during a town hall meeting.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • Aviation forensics team protects crews

    Apr 16, 2009

    Joint Combat Assessment Team identifies ways to help protect future aircrews, passengers and aircraft through the collection of forensic evidence.

  • Chaplains deliver Easter message to remote Afghanistan bases

    Apr 13, 2009

    The religious support team for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan ministered to troops April 8 and 9 on multiple austere forward operating bases as part of the joint-service mission Easter Contingency Operations to provide religious support in Southeast Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Airfield personnel unite for sunrise service

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in an Easter sunrise service at Kanahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 12.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers back at home

    Apr 10, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY - Noncommissioned Officers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), lead the way through a variety of training events and award ceremonies since redeploying late last year. 101st CAB returned to Fort Campbell in December 2008, after a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

  • JSC-A leaders visit Afghanistan camp, review preparations for buildup

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan commanding general, along with British Air Commodore Les O'Dea, commander of U.K. Joint Force Support, toured the camps to view plans and construction sites. Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan (JSC-A), presently led by the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, plays an integral role in the planned troop build-up because it controls all personnel and supply movement into and throughout the war-torn South-Asia nation.

  • Army Reserve sustainment soldiers don combat patch

    Apr 10, 2009

    The 143d ESC recently assumed responsibility for sustainment operations in Afghanistan after assuming the lead role in Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Joint Logistics Command Soldiers train Afghans on radio communications

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the Joint Logistics Command trained members of the Afghanistan National Army's Central Movement Agency on radio procedures March 23 through March 28 here. Proper radio communications will allow the Afghan soldiers to communicate to the Tactical Operations Center, which tracks information on current operations.

  • Kandahar Sustainment Soldiers take '60 Kg Challenge'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Two soldiers with the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command each lift a 60 kg barbell March 28 during the '60 Kg Challenge' held in the U.K. Fitness Centre at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. As part of the competition, each lifter bench-pressed as many repetitions as possible in one minute. The first place winner received a percentage of the cash prize, while the remainder went to Help for Heroes, a British charity for wounded troops.

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

    Mar 28, 2009

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

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

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

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar troops observe Women's History Month

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan honored Women's History Month by hosting an event hosting a decorated woman veteran who led an MP battalion into combat in Iraq.

  • Vicenza Soldiers honored for bravery in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions July 13, 2008, in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

  • Fallen military intelligence heroes live on in memories of fellow Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2009

    During a gathering of Soldiers organized by the G-2 section at division headquarters on COB Speicher, the memories of two fallen intelligence Soldiers is revived for a new Soldiers serving OIF.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Strike Soldiers complete 'First Responder' Course

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd "Strike" Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed the Emergency First Responder course here Feb. 26. The EFR course is the 101st Airborne Division's version of the Army combat lifesaver course designed to teach Soldiers the basic skills necessary to save lives on the

  • "Balls of the Eagle" conducts semi-annual Gunners Test

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted their semi-annual Field Artillery Gunners Test at Fort Campbell, Friday. The test evaluated "Bastogne" Artillerymen on their skills and effectiveness with the M-119A2 Howitzer and qualifies their section to fire on the battlefield.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Fort Campbell kicks off Year of the NCO

    Mar 3, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers gathered at Fort Campbell's Wilson Theater for the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer kickoff ceremony Friday.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Airborne legacy passed from grandfather to grandson

    Mar 2, 2009

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Mullen grew up with "about a million" Airborne stories. When he graduated from Airborne School Friday, he reminisced about some of the anecdotes his grandfather, Darrell Branstetter, a former Fort Benning paratrooper, told him when he was younger.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Editorial: Army taking measures to improve property accountability

    Feb 23, 2009

    Since 9/11, our Army has been in a continuous cycle of deployment, redeployment and reset operations. The continued success of our Army, that will always have some amount of its force deployed on some type of mission, hinges on accurate and precise property accountability.

  • Fort Campbell breaks ground on new Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Feb 20, 2009

    Accompanied by America's top military leader, Fort Campbell officials today marked two health care milestones: the groundbreaking for the first world-class Soldier and Family Assistance Center and the signing of the Army Warrior Health Care Covenant. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was an honored guest at the dual purpose ceremony that capped his first visit to the installation. The event was held near the corner of Indiana Avenue and 20th Street, the future site of the $5 million SFAC facility.

  • Groundbreaking for Fort Campbell SFAC

    Feb 20, 2009

    Admiral Mike Mullen, Commander Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military (third from right) joined with Fort Campbell officials and construction contractors for the Feb. 20 groundbreaking ceremony of the Fort Campbell Solider and Family Assistance Center. The SFAC is a $5 million project with 15,000 square feet and is estimated to be complete in February, 2010. Also pictured are (left to right):Jerry Stakhiv, Project Director, Clarks Construction Company, Federal Division; Michael Britton, Fort Campbell SFAC Director; Maj. Shane Moyer, Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion; Col. Frederick Swope, Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Deputy Commanding General (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Mullen; Karen Halsey, Better Built Construction Services; and Ted Reece, Interim Director of Public Works, Fort Campbell.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Generals discuss SATCOM capabilities of the past, present and future

    Feb 19, 2009

    Interviews by Josh Davidson, of the Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), on emerging and future satellite communications technology with Gen. Kevin Chilton, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Service personally rewarding for Cayanong

    Feb 12, 2009

    It's not uncommon for someone to have second thoughts about joining a branch of the military. However, that wasn't the case for Monica Cayanong. Cayanong, a first sergeant with the Army's Veterinary Command at Fort Belvoir, has recorded more than 20 years in a career filled with praise and accommodations. She was recently inducted into the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and has aspirations of one day becoming a sergeant major.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • WINTER TRAINING IN YUMA PROVED TO BE A "CROWNING" AFFAIR

    Feb 11, 2009

    Miss U.S.A. Crystle Stewart jumps with the U.S. Army Parachute Team during winter training in Yuma Arizona.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade assumes Joint Logistics Command mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade assumed responsibility of the Joint Logistics Command from 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Panel highlights space contributions to the warfighter

    Feb 3, 2009

    The importance of space to the warfighter, in particular Special Forces, was the main topic of discussion during the warfighter panel at the 11th Annual SPACECOMM Defending America Symposium, conducted Jan. 28 at the Broadmoor Hotel. This yearAca,!a,,cs warfighter panel was chaired by Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • 2nd BCT awarded $60K for project in Fort Campbell Facility Maintenance Incentive Program

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort CampbellAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat team has taken first place in the Directorate of Public WorksAca,!a,,c Facility Maintenance Incentive Program. In an awards ceremony Jan. 8, the unit was awarded $60,000 they can use for a project for their unit.

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