Archive: Dec 2007

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  • APFRI helps change the life of former student

    Dec 14, 2007

    The Army Physical Fitness Research Institutes strives to help foster a culture of health and fitness for senior military leaders. That is especially true in the case of Joe Snow, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Program.

  • Medal of Honor recipient inducts NCO into prestigious club

    Dec 14, 2007

    Col. Gordon Roberts presents Sgt. Jerry McKissen with his medallion during his induction to the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club on Nov. 29.

  • Guard Members Respond to Midwest Ice Storms

    Dec 14, 2007

    More than 140 National Guard members in the Midwest responded this week to a band of deadly, mid-December storms that stretched from eastern Texas to the Ohio Valley and into northern New York and New England.

  • Quote from MG Reuben Jones

    Dec 14, 2007

    - Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones, Commander, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command

  • Army to launch Wounded Warrior Sports program

    Dec 14, 2007

    The U.S. Army will launch a Wounded Warrior Sports Program for active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries in January, giving them the opportunity to at the national-level. The Army will pay for the athletesAca,!a,,c registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem while they compete at selected events. Athletic attire also will be issued to the Soldiers, who will represent the Army during competitions.

  • Army All-American Bowl 2008

    Dec 14, 2007

    Scouting Report: Patrick Johnson has the prototypical size and excellent top-end and makeup speed to develop into an excellent defensive back. He attacks routes with violence, and yet heAca,!a,,cs still able to have a sense of awareness of the play. He moves well laterally and explodes out of his dig to the ball. Johnson also has excellent range and can play well out of both man and zone coverage. Statistics/Personal: Johnson had a big junior campaign, recording seven interceptions and 54 tackles on defense. He also recorded 11 total touchdowns on offense, returned three kick-offs for touchdowns, and added 10 rushes for 213 yards. College: Miami (FL), Florida, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, USC

  • Army All-American Bowl 2008

    Dec 14, 2007

    Scouting Report: Boubacar Cissoko may not have ideal size, but he maximizes what he does have. He has very fluid hips, and opens up well coming out of his break. He has exceptional closing speed and uses his body and strength to play bigger than he is. Cissoko will often overpower bigger receivers with his toughness. He thrives on the physical aspect of the game, and loves to play press and man-to-man. Statistics/Personal: As a junior, he had 52 tackles, 1 INT and 3 fumble recoveries. He was named MVP of the US Army Junior Combine and the Penn State NIKE Camp after showing impressive 1-1 coverage skills at both. Scout.com Quote: Cissoko gives new meaning to the term lock down cover corner. He plays physical and excels in man coverage. He will knock your head off in run support. College: Committed to Michigan

  • Army All-American Bowl 2008

    Dec 14, 2007

    Biography: Dravannti Johnson is an aggressive and relentless strong side linebacker that flies around the football field. He has a good first step and is an active pass rusher. Johnson can fight through blocks and chase down the play, and he never quits. He has a high motor and is always on the prowl. Johnson is perhaps at his best in pursuit, using his speed and quickness to run down the ball-carrier. Statistical/Personal: As a junior, Johnson racked up 81 tackles, five sacks, six tackles for a loss and six forced fumbles to earn All-District, All-Southeast Texas, and Super Gold Team honors. Johnson was also named All-District Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore, recording over 90 tackles and four sacks. His father, Derrick Johnson, played at Texas Tech. Tom Lemming Report: He shows outstanding quickness and speed, and he comes off the edge with strength and purpose. A playmaker with good awareness, he always seems to be around the ball. Plays the game with a passion, he uses his hands well and can make tackles down field. College: Committed to Texas

  • Army All-American Bowl 2008

    Dec 14, 2007

    Biography: D.J. Monroe is all about speed. He is one of the fastest football players in the state of Texas, but also has great instincts. He is very physical for his size, and can play in any type of coverage. His tremendous speed also makes him a threat returning kicks. Statistics/Personal: Monroe earned All-District honors as a Sophomore and a Junior, including co-MVP honors in 2006. He was also the 4A state 100-meters champion with a time of 10.45 seconds as a Sophomore. Tom Lemming Report: DJ has been blessed with terrific instincts and has proven to be one of the best pass defenders in the southwest. Tough and pretty physical for a little guy, he excels in all types of coverage. He plays bigger than his size would indicate, has a vertical and shows very good anticipation and timing. College: Committed to Texas

  • Wounded Warrior Program Provides Enduring Support to Families

    Dec 14, 2007

    ThereAca,!a,,cs no set limit on how long the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior program will provide one-on-one service to severely wounded Soldiers and their Families, a U.S. Army official said Wednesday.

  • Warm Welcome

    Dec 14, 2007

    Sgt. Elliot Edmunds, a cavalry scout with 4th Cavalry Regiment, greets Iraqi villagers during an operation south of Tal Afar.

  • Spc. Gerald Bradner quote

    Dec 14, 2007

    Spc. Gerald Bradner, in Iraq. He will attend the U.S. Military Academy next year.

  • Virginia Soldier's Service Bonds Family

    Dec 14, 2007

    For Spc. Gerald Bradner, here on his first deployment, serving at Camp Blue Diamond is not only an opportunity of a lifetime, but also a way to relate to those in his family who also answered when their nation called.

  • Army Helping Build All-American Team

    Dec 14, 2007

    They're not just strong. They're Army strong. But they're not Soldiers they're America's top high-school football players using the same leadership, discipline and teamwork that Soldiers put into play on the battlefield. These students will battle it out Jan. 5 in this year's Army All-American Bowl, an East-West match-up in San Antonio sponsored by U.S. Army Accessions Command.

  • All-American Bowl 2008

    Dec 14, 2007

    More than 90 Soldiers have arrived from across America to be honored and recognized at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5, in San Antonio, Texas. They are connected to the All-American Athletes through their commitment to the Army values -- leadership, teamwork, and a drive to make a difference.

  • Voice of the Army Family Heard Through AFAP Process

    Dec 14, 2007

    Delegates at the Army Family Action Plan conference reviewed 70 quality-of-life issues from Army installations throughout the world and 10 issues from the Army Wounded Warrior Symposium held here Dec. 3-7.

  • Army Creates New Branch for Logistics Officers

    Dec 14, 2007

    The Army plans to develop a new corps of multifunctional logisticians with creation of the new logistics branch.

  • Army Will Form Logistics Branch

    Dec 14, 2007

    The Department of the Army announced the establishment of a new branch Thursday, which will become effective January 1, 2008.

  • Medic Trains Afghan Soldiers, Police in First Aid while Deployed as Part of U.S. Army Europe 'S

    Dec 14, 2007

    NANGARHAR, Afghanistan (Dec. 14, 2007) -- Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs a very prestigious thing to be called Aca,!EoeDocAca,!a,,c when youAca,!a,,cre around people that you work with,Aca,!A? said Pfc. Sarah Becker. Aca,!A"It means that they respect you. ItAca,!a,,cs not about the rank; itAca,!a,,cs about what you can do for them.Aca,!A? Becker is a medic deployed with U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Brigade Combat Team. As part of the company's military police platoon, Becker has spent most of the year gaining the respect of Aca,!A"Sky SoldiersAca,!A? across Nangarhar province and teaching first aid skills to Afghan National Police officers.

  • Hanau Welcomes U.S. Army Europe Bridging Company Home from Extended Deployment in Iraq

    Dec 14, 2007

    HANAU, Germany (Dec. 13, 2007) -- For 15 months, Nadine Brown kept herself busy with things other than the absence of her husband, but when she spotted him on the bus that brought him home, it finally hit her. Aca,!A"It doesnAca,!a,,ct seem real. I was fine this morning, but ...,Aca,!A? said Brown, family readiness group leader for U.S. Army Europe's 502nd Engineer Company, choking back tears.

  • Soldiers From U.S. Army Europe's 1st Armored Division Face Realistic Scenarios in Preparation f

    Dec 14, 2007

    HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany (Dec. 12, 2007) -- 1st Lt. Robert Dansen peered into the twilight distance, the chill air slowly sapping the heat from his body as he waited for the next convoy to approach. It had been about two hours since DansenAca,!a,,cs squad established a position in the hills just off one of the major routes 1st Armored Division had been using for its convoys.

  • Gen. Casey re-enlists Spc. Garcia

    Dec 14, 2007

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., (right) Chief of Staff of the United States Army, reenlists Spc. Jose A. Garcia, an air defense tactical operations center operator with headquarters and headquarters battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, during CaseyAca,!a,,cs short stop at Osan Air Base Dec. 14.

  • 'Torgau' Exercise Gives U.S. Army Europe Soldiers Unique Opportunity to Build Relationship

    Dec 14, 2007

    HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany (Dec. 12, 2007) -- At the height of the Cold War, the idea of the armies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union training together, discussing operational tactics, or even just fraternizing on a personal level, would have seemed absurd. But today itAca,!a,,cs happening here, as U.S. Army Europe and Russian troops come together during the 2007 Aca,!A"TorgauAca,!A? exercise.

  • 'Torgau' Exercise Gives U.S. Army Europe Soldiers Unique Opportunity to Build Relationship

    Dec 14, 2007

    HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany (Dec. 12, 2007) -- At the height of the Cold War, the idea of the armies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union training together, discussing operational tactics, or even just fraternizing on a personal level, would have seemed absurd. But today itAca,!a,,cs happening here, as U.S. Army Europe and Russian troops come together during the 2007 Aca,!A"TorgauAca,!A? exercise.

  • Gen. Casey visits Soldier's Families in Korea

    Dec 14, 2007

    Gen. George William Casey Jr., the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, 8th U.S. Army commanding general, stand with dozens of families from Camp Humphreys during his visit to the Korean Peninsula as part of the Family Covenant pledge. Casey created the Army Family Covenant as a promise to provide for and support Soldiers' Families, increase the accessibility and quality of healthcare, improve Soldier and Family housing and standardize and fund Family programs and services.

  • Army Announces Logistics Branch

    Dec 13, 2007

    The Department of the Army announced today, Dec. 13, the establishment of a new branch which will become effective Jan. 1, 2008. The Logistics Branch is the newest branch of the Army for commissioned officers, established by General Order of the Secretary of the Army. Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation officers from the ranks of captain through colonel will be united into the Logistics Branch. This change will occur across all components of the Army.

  • Steering Committee Completes 10 AFAP Issues

    Dec 13, 2007

    The General Office Steering Committee met last week as part of the Army Family Action Plan conference and 10 issues were completed, including family counseling at remote locations, allowing contractors to enroll children in DoD schools, and family-member access to e-learning

  • Schoomaker Assumes Command of Army Medical Command

    Dec 13, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker assumed command of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs largest medical organization during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Thursday, Dec. 13. Earlier in the week, he was promoted and sworn in for his Aca,!A"second hatAca,!A? as Army Surgeon General. In that capacity, he has Army staff responsibility for all Army medical, dental and veterinary missions, including those of deployable and Reserve Component units.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. quote

    Dec 13, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander, 1st Cavalry Division, speaking at a ceremony in Iraq, honoring the fallen.

  • Pulling a Rabbit Out of Her Helmet

    Dec 13, 2007

    Spc. Deidre Olivas gives a toy to an Iraqi child waiting for medical treatment during a combined medical mission in Quadria, Dec. 7. Spc. Olivas is from Forward Support Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

  • From civilian to Soldier, 4 of 5 - Final field training exercise

    Dec 13, 2007

    Company C, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment Soldiers complete their final field training exercise and will now begin preparations for graduation. Part 4 of 5

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Senior Leaders Attend 3-day Seminar for Deployment Preparation

    Dec 13, 2007

    Education was the watchword for senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps as they took part in a cultural awareness seminar Dec. 4 Aca,!" 6 at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville Aca,!"thus taking one step closer in preparation for a 2008 deployment as the Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq Headquarters.

  • General Officers Steering Committee completes 10 AFAP issues

    Dec 13, 2007

    The General Office Steering Committee meets twice a year to work on issues forwarded to them through the AFAP process. Gen. Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, chaired the GOSC meeting held in conjunction with this yearAca,!a,,cs AFAP conference. He stressed the importance of the Army Covenant, which encompasses many of the programs that are briefed and discussed at the AFAP, then reminded participants of the SecretaryAca,!a,,cs and Gen. CaseyAca,!a,,cs active involvement in all of this.

  • 'The Voice of the Army Family' is heard through AFAP process

    Dec 13, 2007

    Delegates at the Army Family Action Plan conference reviewed 70 issues from Army installations throughout the world and 10 issues from the Army Wounded Warrior Symposium Dec. 3 through 7. Each year, the delegates vote to determine the top 5 conference issues which are then briefed at the next General Officer Steering Committee. This year, seven issues will be reported as a result of a four-way tie...

  • National Guard: Protecting America for 371 Years

    Dec 13, 2007

    AmericaAca,!a,,cs Citizen Soldiers are ready and willing to respond to crisis anywhere in the world, be it conflicts, natural disasters, border security or humanitarian missions. You can depend on them. Here are some snapshots, all taken within the last two months.

  • Stryker Soldier Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Dec 13, 2007

    A 1st Stryker Brigade Soldier who saved the life of his platoon leader was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Dec. 12 at Fort Wainwright for his actions during an ambush in Iraq.

  • Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker quote

    Dec 13, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, at his promotion ceremony Dec. 12, in which he also assumed the duties of surgeon general of the Army and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • A Day of Gladness for All

    Dec 13, 2007

    Lt. Col. Christopher Vanek, task force commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, meets with local leaders of Tag Tag, Iraq, to sign a contract to have 5,500 Concerned Local Citizens secure their neighborhoods in coordination with Iraqi security forces and the provincial government.

  • National Guard Learns Lessons from a City Under Fire

    Dec 13, 2007

    In 2006, Haifa was a city under attack by terrorists. After visiting the city, National Guard leaders are now applying lessons learned on how to respond to a sustained terrorist attacks against a U.S. city.

  • Camp Darby Receives 'Giving Tree' From Italian Neighbors

    Dec 13, 2007

    LIVORNO, Italy - The citizens of Pistoia Province continued an Italian-American friendship tradition here by donating a Christmas tree to Camp Darby for a lighting ceremony December 7.

  • Heidelberg Staff Retraces Historical Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 13, 2007

    BAfA"TGENBACH, Belgium Aca,!" Mass formations of German armored vehicles and infantry quietly gathered along the border with Belgium and Luxembourg, preparing for Nazi GermanyAca,!a,,cs last major offensive of World War II.

  • National Guard 371st Birthday

    Dec 12, 2007

    For 371 years, the National Guard has been an enduring influence on the development of our Nation as a democracy and as a world power. From its beginnings in Massachusetts in 1636 as an organization for local security to todayAca,!a,,cs deployments at home and abroad in support of the Global War on Terrorism, the National GuardAca,!a,,cs Citizen SoldiersAca,!a,,c exemplary performance has protected us from our enemies who are bent on destroying our country and our way of life.

  • Lt. Gen. Schoomaker Sworn in as Surgeon General

    Dec 12, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker receives his third start and is sworn in as 42nd Army Surgeon General. Pentagon ceremony hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army, General Casey.

  • Missouri NG Provides Storm Relief

    Dec 12, 2007

    Missouri National Guard Soldiers help provide relief to residents impacted by Mid-West ice storms.

  • Tendon Mondial Ophthalmologist

    Dec 12, 2007

    Helping her patients with their vision gives one doctor a unique perspective on life. Gail McCabe has the story of an Army ophthalmologists participating in the medical exercise Tendon Mondial in Mongolia.

  • Walter Reed Commander Promoted to Surgeon General

    Dec 12, 2007

    Both officers and enlisted from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Washington-area medical community gathered Tuesday at the Pentagon for the promotion ceremony of Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, who assumed the position of surgeon general of the Army at the same time.

  • Wrestling 'Superstars' Spend Quality Time With Troops in Iraq

    Dec 12, 2007

    While the holidays may just be another day in a war zone, this year World Wrestling Entertainment gave a special Christmas gift to the troops by spending three days with them. Wrestling Superstars took their show on the road for the fifth straight year to spend time with Soldiers in remote areas who rarely even get time to watch their favorite wrestlers and divas on television.

  • Lt. Gen. Speakes on Army RESET Program

    Dec 12, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes talks about the Army RESET Program and what it means for Soldiers and Families.

  • Tendon Mondial Pediatrician

    Dec 12, 2007

    Military physicians participate in medical readiness training exercises in Mongolia.

  • Families Important to Army

    Dec 12, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren poses for a photo after signing the Army Family Covenant with the National Guard in Arlington, Va. Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard is beside him. The Covenant is a statement recognizing the importance of Families to the Army and is a commitment to improve Family support.

  • 'Trees for Troops' Program Gets Boost From Guard

    Dec 12, 2007

    Volunteers from the New York National GuardAca,!a,,cs 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division spread holiday cheer by helping load donated Christmas trees bound for overseas troops and Army Families stationed across the United States.

  • Notre Dame Honors Medical Officer with Corby Award

    Dec 12, 2007

    Notre Dame, a university renowned for its football program, but blessed with an equally distinguished tradition of military service selected Dr. (Brig. Gen.) Philip Volpe as the recipient of one of its highest alumni awards, the Rev. William Corby C.S.C. Award for distinguished military service.

  • Sgt. Jon Moldovan quote

    Dec 12, 2007

    Sgt. Jon Moldovan, reciting the oath of re-enlistment with Brig. Gen. Rodney Anderson (to left, not shown). Sgt. Moldovan, 508th Infantry Regiment, re-enlisted one day after he was wounded while helping his comrades wrest control of Musa Qala, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from the Taliban.

  • Santa Wears Combat Boots

    Dec 12, 2007

    Sgt. Patrick Fuhrman waits to donate a doll to area children during Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Dec. 8. The annual Randy Oler memorial Operation Toy Drop is a community service operation hosted by Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) supporting the military and local citizens in the Fayetteville, N.C., area.

  • Clinic Testing New mTBI Screening

    Dec 11, 2007

    A pilot testing program for mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, using Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, has been developed to identify affected Soldiers.

  • Wounded Warrior Wants to Remember

    Dec 11, 2007

    First Sgt. Michael Christ wears two bracelets on his arm so heAca,!a,,cll never forget. One has the name of two Soldiers, Spc. Robert Johnson and Sgt. Nathan Fields who were killed in Iraq in January 2006; the other is in memory of Spc. Derek Plowman who died on July 20, 2006. Aca,!A"Robert and Nathan were special,Aca,!A? said Christ, who is a patient in the active duty rehab unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Aca,!A"Robert always had a smile, and Nathan always had a joke.Aca,!A?

  • U.S. Forces Help Hondurans Complete Final Hurdle

    Dec 11, 2007

    Students of the Honduran army's elite unit TESON parachuted from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Dec. 8, completing the final hurdle in their training.

  • Human Terrain Team Helps Soldiers in Iraq Understand Cultural Landscape

    Dec 11, 2007

    On a bright afternoon, Dr. Dave Matsuda traveled with a group of U.S Soldiers to tour a food distribution depot in the Ur neighborhood. The Soldiers were worried about how to keep the depot from being infiltrated by Moqtada Al SadrAca,!a,,cs ShiAca,!a,,cite militia army, which controls that part of the Iraqi Capital. The chief of security at the depot, however, assured them the warehouse was safe, because his Aca,!A"organizationAca,!A? protected it from SadrAca,!a,,cs influence.

  • Iraqi Leaders Commit to Unity During Summit

    Dec 11, 2007

    Sheiks of all tribes, Iraqi Army and police leaders, Iraqi government representatives and leaders from Multi-National Division-Baghdad gathered at an Iraqi Police station in Nassir Wa Salam to discuss bringing the region back to Iraqi government control during the Northwest Baghdad Regional Security Summit last week.

  • Oregon National Guard Relief Efforts / Pay and Personnel Process

    Dec 11, 2007

    Oregon National Guard saves hundreds from floods in state; New pay and personnel system will integrate all three components of the Army and streamline pay and personnel processes.

  • SSAM Club in NYC

    Dec 11, 2007

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines Club in NYC offers big hotel saving to military members. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores takes a look.

  • Junior-enlisted Soldiers quote

    Dec 11, 2007

    Junior-enlisted Soldiers in Afghanistan reciting Aca,!A"A SoldierAca,!a,,cs Request,Aca,!A? during a promotion ceremony for Soldiers entering the noncommissioned officer ranks.

  • Modern Art Flourishing

    Dec 11, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, talks with Haider Hashim, manager of the Akad Art Gallery, Dec. 8, in Baghdad. The gallery, located on Abu Nuwas Street, is part of a resurgence of businesses in the area made possible by improving security conditions.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Hear Sons Win State Football Championship

    Dec 11, 2007

    Twelve Soldiers in Iraq were not able to see their sons win the Kentucky Class 2A state football championship Saturday as the Fort Campbell High School Falcons defeated highly-favored Newport Central Catholic 21-7.

  • Jumping for Toy

    Dec 10, 2007

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Operation Toy Drop 2007 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Dec. 8. The 10th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is a foreign wings exchange and community service operation to support children of Soldiers and civilians in the Fayetteville area.

  • 15th BSB brings medical care to zoo employees, families one last time

    Dec 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" One of the main responsibilities the 15th Brigade Support Battalion has taken on since coming to Iraq is the over watch of the Baghdad Zoo and Zawra Park complex just outside the International Zone.

  • Black Jack Soldiers show Salhiyah children how to stay healthy

    Dec 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Everyone knows that when youAca,!a,,cre sick you go to the doctor; however, there are many things that can be done to prevent illness in the first place. These preventive measures, such as practicing good personal hygiene, were the focus of a health fair that Soldiers from Company E, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and Co. C, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, both of whom are part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted for students at the Al Aflaph Elementary School in Salhiyah Dec. 3.

  • Iraqi leaders commit to unity during summit

    Dec 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!"Sheiks of all tribes, Iraqi Army and police leaders, representatives of the Iraqi government and leaders from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad gathered at an Iraqi Police station in Nassir Wa Salam, Iraq to discuss further steps to advance bringing the region back to the government of Iraq during the Northwest Baghdad Regional Security Summit Dec 6.

  • U.S. Soldiers Training with Russian Troops in 'Torgau'

    Dec 10, 2007

    U.S. and Russian soldiers are training together this week in an exercise named Aca,!A"TorgauAca,!A? in remembrance of the place where the two armies first met in Germany during World War II.

  • Senior leaders, Soldiers Honor the Fallen

    Dec 10, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Although there will be separate services and ceremonies at home stations Aca,!A| this ceremony is unique and especially poignant,Aca,!A? said Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad and the 1st Cavalry Division, speaking to a packed Division Chapel during a memorial service here, Dec. 7. Aca,!A"It commemorates all of the Soldiers who have laid down their lives, not only in the 1st Cavalry Division, but in Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad.Aca,!A?

  • One step closer to home

    Dec 10, 2007

  • Gladius NCOs inducted into Corps

    Dec 10, 2007

    The words of the NCO Creed were but a small part of a ceremony here today to induct almost 40 Combined Joint Task Force-82Aca,!a,,cs Task Force Gladius Soldiers into the noncommissioned officer corps, but the creed holds the meaning of their induction.

  • Gen. Casey: Trends Must be Reversed to Stop Terrorist Recruiting

    Dec 10, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said more than 1,100 terrorists groups are operating around the world and listed a number of global trends that need to be reversed if America is to prevail in conflicts of the 21st Century.

  • Trends Must be Reversed to Stop Terrorist Recruiting

    Dec 10, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey said more than 1,100 terrorists groups are operating around the world and listed a number of global trends that need to be reversed if America is to prevail in conflicts of the 21st Century.

  • A Holiday Festival

    Dec 10, 2007

    Images from DAR Constitution Hall, venue of the U.S. Army Band's "A Holiday Festival 2007" with special guest Louise Mandrell.

  • Ft. Jackson Timber Sales

    Dec 10, 2007

    Fort Jackson profits about $400,000 a year from its timber sales.

  • Army Education

    Dec 10, 2007

    Soldiers take advantage of education benefits.

  • Army Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham quote

    Dec 10, 2007

    Army Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham, director of operations on the Joint Staff.

  • Furthering Education and Goodwill

    Dec 10, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAca,!a,,c Gulf Region Division Command Sgt. Maj. Eloy Alcivar presents the principal of Thifaf Al Neel School in Al Bayaa, near Baghdad, with a desk pen set. The Corps and Iraqi workers renovated the secondary school and added an addition that nearly doubles the size of the facility.

  • A Proud Day for the Falcons

    Dec 10, 2007

    The Fort Campbell High School football team won the Kentucky Class 2A State Football Championship Saturday. About half of the team membersAca,!a,,c parents could not attend, however, since they are deployed.

  • Understanding Helps Families, Soldiers Deal With mTBI

    Dec 10, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, has been called the signature wound of the war on terror. Identifying and treating that injury has become a priority for Army medical commands worldwide.

  • Task Force XII hands control to Task Force 49, begins new mission

    Dec 10, 2007

  • Holidays Have Stuttgart Postal Service Running in High Gear

    Dec 10, 2007

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Even though Nov. 26 kicked off the holiday-shopping surge, the Stuttgart Regional Post Office crew started feeling the effects of online shopping weeks previously.

  • Community Streamlines Process of Reintegrating 'Dagger' Brigade Soldiers Home from Iraq

    Dec 10, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Dec. 7, 2007) -- Parking may be more difficult now, but families here seemed perfectly happy to walk a little further to the post exchange. After all, itAca,!a,,cs a small price to pay to have more than 4,000 Soldiers home from 15 months deployed to southwest Baghdad. As the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division continued its return of more than 4,000 Soldiers to Germany over the past few weeks, the Schweinfurt military community has experienced the joys of homecoming and the tedium of the necessary processes of redeployment and reintegration. Fortunately, Schweinfurt has learned some lessons from previous deployments that have honed its homecomings.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2007

    Lt. Gen. John M. Brown III, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, talks with Pearl Harbor survivor Darryl Finch prior to the 66th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day commemoration Dec. 7. After the annual commemoration, the USS Oklahoma Memorial was officially dedicated.

  • Accountability, improved policies follow Army change of station travel review

    Dec 7, 2007

    The Army is conducting an internal review to identify possible irregularities in its Temporary Change of Station process for long-term travelers. The Army Leadership directed this review as part of the its ongoing efforts to identify weaknesses in the Temporary Change of Station process, make improvements without delay, detect incidents of misconduct and hold accountable those who have engaged in misconduct.

  • ARDEC Named First Federal Baldrige Winner

    Dec 7, 2007

    President George W. Bush and Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez have selected the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here as the first Department of Defense organization in history to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

  • Army Commits to Working with PiAfA+-on Canyon Communities

    Dec 7, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today, Dec. 7, reaffirmed the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to working with southeastern Colorado communities to identify and address concerns about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs proposed purchase of land from private landowners adjacent to Fort CarsonAca,!a,,cs PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site.

  • Fort Irwin Soldier wins Operation Rising Star Singing Contest

    Dec 7, 2007

    Spc. Richard Sianoya, winner of the 2007 Operation Rising Star singing contest, plans to use his $2,000 prize to help move his mother from their hometown of Manila, Philippines, to live with him in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • 1st Cavalry Passing Baghdad Mission to 4ID

    Dec 7, 2007

    After 399 days as Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, the 1st Cavalry Division will turn its mission over to the Fort Hood, Texas-based 4th Infantry Division on Dec. 19.

  • Carlisle Barracks opens doors for annual holiday tea

    Dec 7, 2007

    More than 300 elderly residents from local nursing and retirement homes came to Carlisle Barracks to take part in the post's 51st Annual Senior Citizen's Holiday Tea. The visitors were assisted and escorted by countless volunteers from the Army War College and Carlisle Barracks faculty and staff, students, employees and family members who helped them to enjoy the entertainment and holiday refreshments.

  • Show me the money! Unit, Civil Affairs team hand out $10,000 in micro-grants to small business, inst

    Dec 7, 2007

  • Music stars give to Soldiers

    Dec 7, 2007

    Grammy-nominated music star puts together album for Soldiers

  • A little stroll down the streets

    Dec 7, 2007

  • Senior leaders reflect on successes, hope for Baghdad's future

    Dec 7, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" One year, one month and four days. It will be 399 days that the 1st Cavalry Division conducted operations in the Iraqi capital as the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, when they turn the mission back over to the Fort Hood, Texas-based 4th Infantry Division Dec. 19.

  • Fort Irwin Soldier wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 7, 2007

    The winner of the inaugural Operation Rising Star competition intends to use his winnings to help move his mother from the Phillipines to the states...

  • Kosovo Task Force Prepared for Conflict, Commander Says

    Dec 7, 2007

    As negotiations on KosovoAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"final statusAca,!A? are expected to reach a political stalemate Dec. 10, a top commander in NATOAca,!a,,cs Kosovo Force said his troops are prepared for any potential conflict in the breakaway province.

  • Gen. Petraeus: Violence in Iraq Down, But Fight Not Over

    Dec 7, 2007

    Violence in Iraq has dropped significantly in recent months, but itAca,!a,,cs still too soon to declare the home stretch in U.S. operations here, said Gen. David H. Petraeus.

  • Soldier Tribute / Ft. Campbell HS Football Team

    Dec 7, 2007

    Man in Clarksville, TN near Fort Campbell makes home into a tribute to Soldiers for the holidays; Fort Campbell High School football team makes state championship.

  • Lt. Col. Greg Gadson quote

    Dec 7, 2007

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a former West Point football player who was wounded in action in Iraq.

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