Archive: Jan 2007

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  • Changing to a Business Mindset

    Jan 24, 2007

    Commentary: For us in the 96th Regional Readiness Command (RRC), Business Transformation (BT) became part of a conscious culture change in how we do business, as early as the spring of 2005.

  • Service Member Videos

    Jan 24, 2007

    Service members send in videos for a Military Channel special; Tactical Knowledge on TILT.

  • BG Macdonald on IMCOM

    Jan 24, 2007

    Deputy Commander of IMCOM, BG John Macdonald takes a minute to discuss the command.

  • JMTC: Part 2

    Jan 24, 2007

    The Joint Multinational Training Command, or JMTC, has spent time and money to upgrade facilities in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, Germany. In part 2 of this story, SSG Frank Minnie tells us about the two major units that impacted the JMTC's decision.

  • Workers restore 1,000 vans and shelters

    Jan 24, 2007

    Tobyhanna employees have restored more than 1,000 electronics repair shelters and vans to like-new condition through the Army's Electronic Shop Van (ESV) Recapitalization Program.

  • Col. David W. Sutherland quote

    Jan 24, 2007

    Col. David W. Sutherland, commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Jan. 23, after Operation Turki Bowl, in which his brigade and Iraqi forces killed 100 terrorists, detained 50 and dismantled a large terrorist group in Diyala Province.

  • Send in the Cavalry

    Jan 24, 2007

    Soldiers from the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division provide security for fellow Soldiers during a cordon and search operation near Tal Aswad, Iraq, Jan. 12.

  • This Really Won't Hurt

    Jan 24, 2007

    1st Lt. Sarah Rosnick, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, gives deworming medicine to a goat during a veterinary assistance mission in Panjshir, Afghanistan, Jan. 16.

  • Securing Our Border

    Jan 24, 2007

    National Guard Soldiers near Nogales, Ariz., help Border Patrol agents secure the border with Mexico, Jan. 17.

  • Corps' Field Force Engineering tools inventoried, maintained at TAC

    Jan 24, 2007

    Since the mid 1990s, the Corps of Engineers' Forward Engineer Support Teams (FESTs) have deployed into theater as advance (FEST-A) and main (FEST-M) teams for Army operations as part of the Field Force Engineering (FFE) doctrine. In tow are their tools of the trade: a myriad of laptop computers, cameras, global positioning systems, satellite phones and local area network systems that allow teams to complete complex engineering, design and contracting duties in somewhat austere environments.

  • Engineer Shop has what it takes to get the job done

    Jan 24, 2007

    An engineer shop's tool box and work area are only as good as the Soldiers who put them to use on the job. Soldiers in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Headquarters and Headquarters Company's Motor Pool Engineer Shop prove they are up to the task every day.

  • Schumacher Ready to Chase Fourth Straight World Title

    Jan 24, 2007

    While it's only pre-season testing, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, clearly considers this weekend's National Time Trials here at Firebird International Raceway the first step towards a possible fourth straight NHRA POWERade world championship.

  • ISF receive leadership training

    Jan 24, 2007

    A new non-commissioned officer course in Tikrit graduated its first class of Iraqi soldiers from the 9th Battalion, Strategic Infrastructure Brigade on Wednesday.

  • Army, Marine Chiefs Cite Need to Reset Non-deployed Forces

    Jan 24, 2007

    Although troops are performing well overseas in the war against terrorism, more troops and money are needed to refurbish non-deployed military forces, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker.

  • Petraeus Supports Troop Increase in Confirmation Hearing

    Jan 24, 2007

    "If we are to carry out the Multi-National Force-Iraq mission in accordance with the new strategy, the additional forces that have been directed to move to Iraq will be essential," Lt. Gen. David Petraeus told Senators.

  • APSU honors Fort Campbell Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2007

    Austin Peay State University hosted Operation Tribute to Freedom at the Dunn Center during Tuesday's basketball game with Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State University.

  • Assisting Marines

    Jan 24, 2007

    An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter provides close combat air support for Marines from Dam Security Unit III during a reconnaissance mission on Lake Habbaniyah, Iraq, Jan. 10.

  • Urgent Message

    Jan 24, 2007

    Pfc. MacDonald, from 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment radios information to Soldiers in his unit during a joint operation with the Iraqi Army to neutralize the insurgency in Balad Ruz, Iraq, Jan. 7.

  • President Bush quote

    Jan 24, 2007

    President Bush's State of the Union Address, Jan. 23.

  • Charlie Company on Patrol

    Jan 24, 2007

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and their Iraqi counterparts target insurgents, illegal militias and their weapons in Baghdad.

  • Soldier Honored at State of the Union Address

    Jan 24, 2007

    An Army sergeant who was awarded the Silver Star for his valiant actions in Iraq was honored by President Bush at the annual State of the Union Address here tonight.

  • Soldiers Share War Stories, Help Recruiters Through SRAP

    Jan 24, 2007

    In October, Sgt. Jason Maxwell wasn't too sure about being selected by Department of the Army for recruiting duty. But now that he's served in the Special Recruiter Assistance Program, he's feeling better about it.

  • Transition Team Braves Attacks to Train Iraqi Police

    Jan 24, 2007

    The morning is chilly as Sgt. Alexis Medina briefs his squad on its mission.

  • Making the Transition Smooth

    Jan 23, 2007

    Separating from the Army can be challenging... and even a little scary. SGT Daniel Dooley is in Schweinfurt, Germany with someone who makes sure you'll have everything in order when making the transition.

  • Training to Save Lives

    Jan 23, 2007

    Service members must know how to quickly treat a casualty on the battlefield in order to save a life. Petty Officer Patrick Dille has this story from Rota, Spain on a training course getting service members up to speed when it comes to providing emergency care.

  • Where Warriors Train

    Jan 23, 2007

    The communities of Vilseck, Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, all in Germany, exist for two reasonsaEUR|the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and the Joint Multinational Training Command. SSG Frank Minnie reports that the command has been working hard to make sure their services continue to be sought after and relevant.

  • Downrange Lifesavers

    Jan 23, 2007

    They're the only medical specialists of their kind in theater. 1LT Michael Meyer reports from Camp Anaconda, Iraq where doctors are saving American and Iraqi lives.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Honored at Pentagon

    Jan 23, 2007

    The second servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in the Iraq war was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldier Completes 100-Miler

    Jan 23, 2007

    While many Soldiers set their sights on the Army Ten Miler, Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos keeps his on the 100-mile Hawaiian Ultra Running Team Endurance Run.

  • CFC-A and NATO / Guard Support

    Jan 23, 2007

    CFC-A supporting NATO; National Guard support families.

  • SSG Van Meter

    Jan 23, 2007

    Army Reserve Soldier who helps care for wounded warriors outside the operation room.

  • Secretary of the Army makes first visit to Fort Huachuca

    Jan 23, 2007

    The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Francis Harvey visited Fort Huachuca Jan. 11 to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Army Signal Command and the U.S. Army Garrison here. Harvey also told the Soldiers about advances being made to help protect the Soldiers traveling in Humvees. Modifications ranged from a new door design to a V-shaped plate on the bottom of the vehicle to divert incendiary explosive device blasts outward and away from the occupants.

  • Retention NCOs, Career Counselors Dispel Reenlistment Rumors

    Jan 23, 2007

    Retention NCOs and career counselors here are advising Soldiers to seek reenlistment information from subject matter experts - not fellow Soldiers, who may not have all the facts.

  • MNF-North Press Conference

    Jan 23, 2007

    Multi-National Force-North press briefing, discussing operations in the Turki Village area of Iraq.

  • Fort Knox Master Sergeant Saves Trainees, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Jan 23, 2007

    Master Sgt. Jose Rodriguez Ramos doesn't remember the Mustang heading toward his trainees. He doesn't remember grabbing one trainee and pushing him out of the way, or the car slamming into him.

  • New Law Puts More Pressure on VA to Protect Against ID Theft

    Jan 23, 2007

    Last month, President Bush signed into law the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2006.

  • School Supplies Bring Smiles to Children

    Jan 23, 2007

    An infantry unit from the Kentucky Army National Guard spent the morning of Jan. 14 not patrolling the streets of Baghdad like they usually do, but delivering supplies to local school children.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    Jan 23, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, while visiting Soldiers in Ur, Iraq, Jan. 19.

  • Bird's-Eye View

    Jan 23, 2007

    A Soldier from the 10th Mountain Division keeps an eye out for enemy activity from an observation post outside Forward Operating Base Tillman in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 4.

  • DoDEA Schools Want Teacher, Parent, Student Feedback

    Jan 23, 2007

    Students, parents and teachers have until Feb. 28 to respond to the Department of Defense Education Activity's Customer Satisfaction Survey.

  • Air-Ground Teamwork

    Jan 23, 2007

    Soldiers from the 61st Cavalry Regiment call in an Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft strike on an insurgent observation post in the Salman Pak area of Baghdad Jan. 14.

  • Cradle of Civilization

    Jan 23, 2007

    Soldiers in Iraq enjoy a visit to Ur, location of ancient ruins including the Ziggurat. Ur also is the hometown of Abraham, a person of importance to Christians, Jews and Moslems.

  • Green Beret Awarded Silver Star for Action in Iraq

    Oct 14, 2011

    A Special Forces Soldier, formerly of the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Ky., was recognized for valorous actions in Iraq during a ceremony at the Heritage Auditorium here, Jan. 19.

  • Civilian Doctors Learn from War Wounds

    Jan 22, 2007

    Injuries in the War on Terror are challenging some of the best trauma teams in the world. Bomb blasts and other war wounds are so severe that stateside doctors rarely, if ever, see the degree of devastation that military doctors deal with. Michelle Michael reports the military is leading the way in medical advances.

  • Countering Snipers

    Jan 22, 2007

    U.S. military and Iraqi police are undergoing specialized training to counter sniper attacks. SPC Samantha Szesciorka has more from Muqdadiyah.

  • Military Channel Wants Servicemembers' Stories

    Jan 22, 2007

    The Military Channel is asking servicemembers across the armed forces to submit videotaped stories about their service in the global war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company officials said.

  • Commissaries Add Registered Dietitian

    Jan 22, 2007

    Customers have always been able to find healthy food at healthy savings in their commissary. They can also find healthy advice, now that the Defense Commissary Agency has a registered dietitian on staff.

  • TILT: Language Learning Via Video Gaming

    Jan 22, 2007

    By the time Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and other units of the Southern European Task Force here have stepped foot in Iraq, they've already spoken Arabic face-to-face with Iraqis on Baghdad streets.

  • Soldiers Reenlist for Values, Camaraderie

    Jan 22, 2007

    Leadership, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage - these are the Army values and also seven good reasons to reenlist.

  • Army Racing Updates

    Jan 22, 2007

  • Battling in Cyberspace

    Jan 22, 2007

    The battlefield is going virtual. Petty Officer Joe Ebalo tells us how Soldiers in Vicenza, Italy are using a video game for more than just recreational use.

  • Ariel Gunnery

    Jan 22, 2007

    A view from the air in Afghanistan.

  • Keeping Comms

    Jan 22, 2007

    Every Soldier plays an important role in the war on terror. SGT Jesse Granger is with one Soldier in Baghdad whose proving everyday that communication is the key to winning it.

  • Taji Troops Enjoy Pizza from Home

    Jan 22, 2007

    The generosity of an infantryman's parents working in coordination with a major pizza restaurant's corporate office provided a feast to some Soldiers here Jan. 18.

  • Military Channel Broadcasting Servicemembers' Stories

    Jan 22, 2007

    The Military Channel is asking servicemembers across the armed forces to submit videotaped stories about their service in the global war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company officials said.

  • Couple Dedicated to Assisting in Reconstruction of Iraq

    Jan 22, 2007

    Bill and Cathy Hood, with the Army Corps of Engineers, do their part by assisting in the reconstruction of Iraq.

  • Pace: Troops are 'Making a Difference' in Colombia

    Jan 22, 2007

    Gen. Peter Pace thanked Soldiers and other servicemembers for helping train and support the Colombian military.

  • Casey Says Iraqis on Timetable for Commitments

    Jan 22, 2007

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government is delivering on its commitments for the new way forward in Iraq, said Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • 82nd Airborne's 2nd BCT Steps Up Security in Baghdad

    Jan 22, 2007

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrived in Baghdad last week as part of the first wave of a planned escalation of forces in Iraq's capital city.

  • Winter Swim

    Jan 22, 2007

    A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier jumps from a MH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during infiltration training off the coast of Key West, Fla., Jan. 11.

  • Falling Down On the Job

    Jan 22, 2007

    Soldiers and Airmen practice parachute landing falls during a joint forcible entry exercise at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Jan. 9.

  • Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute quote

    Jan 22, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, chief operations officer for the Joint Staff, Jan. 17, discussing an initiative to embed groups of interagency civilians - a State Department expert, an economics expert, a law and order expert - with brigades.

  • A Day With 3rd Stryker

    Jan 22, 2007

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a cordon and knock operation near Sadr City in Baghdad.

  • Mechanics Put Armor Between Troops, Enemies

    Jan 22, 2007

    For Soldiers traversing the streets of Baghdad, there is no such thing as too much protection. Whether it's safety in numbers, cover from enemy fire or even armor on their vehicles, Soldiers who routinely serve outside the wire have an insatiable appetite for life-saving commodities.

  • Secret Soldiers Keep Pilots Alive in Iraq

    Jan 22, 2007

    Soldiers in the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's security section never talk about their daily adventures or how they help save the lives of fellow Soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Virtually everything they do is a secret.

  • Harvey Gives Army Strategic Overview to USASMA Students

    Jan 19, 2007

    The Secretary of the Army, Honorable Francis J. Harvey, gave a strategic overview of the Army Jan. 10 to senior noncommissioned officers attending Class 57 at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

  • TSGLI One Year Later: Helping Soldiers, Dispelling Myths

    Jan 19, 2007

    Dec. 1, 2006 marked the one-year anniversary of the establishment of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance. During the first year, the Congressionally-mandated insurance program provided more than $179 million to traumatically-injured members of the Armed Services. Of that, more than $113 million was paid to Army Soldiers - more than twice the next highest service.

  • Flight Surgeon in Iraq Treats Injured Local Child

    Jan 19, 2007

    As a flight surgeon in a combat environment, though, his chances for working with anyone other than the troopers under his care seemed slim. That is, until a young boy named Ibrahim arrived at the front gate of Forward Operating Base Sykes, near Tal Afar, Iraq, seeking medical attention.

  • Operation Homelink Marks Milestone

    Jan 19, 2007

    Marking a milestone, Operation Homelink, in collaboration with Dell, presented 250 refurbished computers to families of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force on Jan. 9 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Troops Get Girl Scouts' Gift of Caring

    Jan 19, 2007

    When the Girl Scouts combined their knack for selling cookies with their dedication to community service, they cooked up the Gift of Caring program. Each Girl Scout troop can choose a Gift of Caring partner to receive donated boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and other baked favorites throughout the cookie-selling season.

  • Soldiers Visit Roots of Faith in Iraq

    Jan 19, 2007

    The Ziggurat, a 50-foot pyramid temple, towers over the vast Iraqi desert. Less than a mile away sits the royal palace, which was the capital of Sumeria more than 6,000 years ago. This is Ur, one of the world's oldest cities, and its ruins are all that remains of a society long gone.

  • New Strategy Means New Training Plan

    Jan 19, 2007

    The new strategy announced last week by President Bush forces a minor adjustment that will have a major impact on the next Fort Lewis Stryker brigade scheduled to deploy to Iraq.

  • Deployment Policy / The Sarge

    Jan 19, 2007

    The Army has a new deployment policy and The Sarge, Tony Schumacher.

  • TAPS Supports Grieving Military Families

    Jan 19, 2007

    Describing the day her husband died, Bonnie Carroll said, "Life just stopped, and it stopped for a long time."

  • Iraqi City Rebuilds Police Force After Uprising

    Jan 19, 2007

    After the devastating blow, a new police station in Siniyah, Iraq, is being built and police officers are being trained to standard.

  • Army Engineers Work to Improve Iraq's Oil Export

    Jan 19, 2007

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working on various projects to ramp up oil production for the new democratic country and help improve Iraq's economy.

  • Jamming in Balad

    Jan 19, 2007

    Another country performer used to large crowds made a special visit to troops down range. From living rooms across America to up-close and personal with deployed troops. SPC Kirk Bell has more from Balad.

  • Taking the Lead

    Jan 19, 2007

    It's a welcome change for coalition forces serving in Iraq as members of the new Iraqi Army continue to take the lead in rebuilding their country. SPC Scott Pittillo has the latest on their efforts from Bakara.

  • Iraqi Army Boot Camp Gets Bigger Influx of Recruits

    Jan 19, 2007

    After six weeks of basic training, the new jondis, or Iraqi soldiers, will graduate to join the Iraqi army's swelling ranks as it emerges as a self-sufficient force.

  • Fort Jackson Training Prepares Soldiers for Today's War

    Jan 19, 2007

    Learning to clear a building of insurgents and enemy combatants is an essential skill all Soldiers must master to survive in today's War on Terror.

  • Gainey: Troops in Afghanistan Focused on Mission, Fellow Troops

    Jan 19, 2007

    Troops serving in Afghanistan understand the importance of their mission and say they would rather fight terrorists overseas than at home, said Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey.

  • Flying First Class

    Jan 19, 2007

    An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates flies over Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 16.

  • Better Than Mom's!

    Jan 19, 2007

    Capt. Jason Berdou, Military Transition Team, enjoys some Iraqi home cooking during a patrol with Iraqi soldiers in the Al Fodle area of east Baghdad.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Smith quote

    Jan 19, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Smith, a platoon leader from the 8th Cavalry Regiment, commenting Jan. 17 about his unit giving the Iraqis the lead throughout Salah ad Din Province.

  • Brothers in Arms

    Jan 19, 2007

    Iraqi police in the lead, alongside their "brothers in arms;" Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and U.S. Marines, clear the Al Boetha area of Baghdad Jan. 11.

  • Medical experts meet, share ideas

    Jan 19, 2007

    Dozens of division and force surgeons, hospital commanders, other medical unit commanders and medics traveled from throughout theater to Camp Victory for the first Multi-National Corps-Iraq Surgeon's Conference of the year Jan. 7-9.

  • Soldiers, Iraqis Team Up for Mosque Search

    Jan 19, 2007

    The glow of Soldiers' night-vision goggles dot the night while bolt cutters provide entry to the early morning objective - a mosque. With the lock cut, the Soldiers provide security so the Iraqi forces can lead the operation.

  • National Guard Storm Relief

    Jan 18, 2007

    National Guard storm relief for stranded victims and an increasing awareness of safety.

  • Commo Toys

    Jan 18, 2007

    Meet a young soldier whose job makes him feel like a kid in a sandbox.

  • Crew chiefs keep Kiowas in air

    Jan 18, 2007

    Troops on the ground are much more comfortable carrying out their mission with the protection provided by helicopters in the air. Those helicopters would never launch, however, without the skilled hands of the "silent warriors" who keep them in the air.

  • Robust Support for Military Families On-Going

    Jan 18, 2007

    Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez stated at a meeting Thursday with military and community support organizations, "As additional forces deploy in support of the new strategies in Iraq, programs and policies at home will immediately respond to the needs of families. These families will need grassroots support as many are National Guard and Reserve and are distributed across many states rather than on or near military installations."

  • Iraqi Forces' Plus-up Part of Baghdad 'Surge' Plan

    Jan 18, 2007

    A plus-up of Iraqi soldiers is a component of President Bush's strategy to stabilize Iraq's capital city and parts of western Iraq.

  • Snapping In

    Jan 18, 2007

    Sgt. Mijung Kim, from the Guam Army National Guard, gets into a good shooting position before firing at the rifle range in Arta, Djibouti.

  • Singing Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2007

    Sgt. James Johnson, from the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chorus, leads a performance Jan. 13, at Contingency Operations Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum quote

    Jan 18, 2007

    Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, commenting Jan. 11 on the change to Department of Defense policy that will limit total mobilization time of Guard and Reserve units to 12 months.

  • Iraqi Neighborhood Chosen for Renovation

    Jan 18, 2007

    The unit is proposing a $4 million renovation project that includes installing an underground sewage system with connections to each house in the area, drain culverts, sidewalks and paved roads.

  • Vital Strip of Dirt

    Jan 18, 2007

    Guam Army National Guard Soldiers provide security and logistics support at a 4,500 ft. dirt runway in Diridawa, Ethiopia. The runway is vital for airlifting troops and supplies throughout southern Ethiopia and nearby Kenya.

  • A New Beginning in Kosovo

    Jan 17, 2007

    Coalition forces in Kosovo are marking the beginning of a new chapter. SPC Kevin Link has the latest from Camp Bondsteel.

  • US Senators Visit Wounded Troops in Landstuhl

    Jan 17, 2007

    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indiana Senator Evan Bayh visited wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. TSgt Jeramie Brown has the story.

  • Three Kings

    Jan 17, 2007

    U.S. Soldiers and members of the Iraqi National Police Force are hitting the streets for their latest mission. We have details on the military operation called "Three Kings", now underway in the war torn country.

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