Archive: Feb 2007

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  • Children of Iraq

    Feb 28, 2007

    Sahar Al-Taee, a former civilian translator for the 3rd Medical Command, was kidnapped and later killed as a result of sectarian violence. In tribute to her work and devotion, Major Bobby Hart, who is in Iraq, directs his eyes, his words and his hope toward the future of Iraq...its children.

  • Training to Save Lives

    Feb 28, 2007

    Soldiers from the 683rd Engineer Firefighter Company sharpen their crash and rescue skills on a decommissioned UH-1 Huey helicopter with training dummies inside, during Exercise Granite Triangle at Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 18.

  • Women in the U.S. Army

    Feb 28, 2007

    Women have served the United States Army since 1775 - they are an invaluable and essential part of the Army. During the month of March, we celebrate their dedication and willingness to share great sacrifices.

  • Depleted Uranium - A Hard Look at the Facts

    Feb 28, 2007

    The Department of Defense (DoD) uses depleted uranium (DU) for armor on some of its tanks and in some munitions used to penetrate enemy tanks because it is the most effective material for these purposes. The use of DU has saved countless U.S. Service members' lives by offering additional offensive and defensive capability against hostile forces.

  • Army joins Military Saves Week

    Feb 28, 2007

    The United States Army in coordination with the Defense Department is celebrating Military Saves Week from Feb. 25 through March 4. This is part of the DoD Financial Readiness campaign, and the purpose is to encourage Soldiers and their families to establish positive fiscal management habits through savings and financial planning.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Feb 28, 2007

    The U.S. Army is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation. The Army will begin shipping the new protective pad immediately to Soldiers deploying in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

  • Walking the Beat

    Feb 28, 2007

    Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment provide security in the Shaab-Ur section of Baghdad, Feb. 18.

  • Tajik NCOs Learning New Responsibilities During U.S.-led Exchange

    Feb 28, 2007

    The saying "old habits never die" could be a good way to describe the current Tajikistan Soviet-style run military. From its troop-leading procedures to its training methods, it's a trend they're slowly continuing to improve on.

  • Bruce Crandall Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Feb 28, 2007

  • Violators of Military Hoaxes Act Could Receive Fines, Prison Time

    Feb 28, 2007

    Persons making false or misleading statements to families about the death, injury, capture or disappearance of a servicemember during war time could be fined, imprisoned or both.

  • Soldiers Aboard Stennis Play Different Role

    Feb 28, 2007

    When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived in San Diego, Jan. 19, they embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) and headed west to begin their mission in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation. What many Sailors aboard Stennis didn't know when they left San Diego was that two service members not usually associated with ships also deployed that day.

  • Transition Team Training

    Feb 28, 2007

    Top Army advisers receive transition team training prior to deployment.

  • Martin Rolling, Off to Career Best Start

    Feb 28, 2007

    Mark Martin is off to the best start of his racing career and for the first time since Sept. 22, 2002, the veteran is on top of the NASCAR world.

  • Communicators Keep 1st Cav Connected

    Feb 28, 2007

    There is one thing that Soldiers, from private to general, rely on daily while deployed. When this one thing goes down it is instantly noticed. It is typically taken for granted. This one thing of critical importance is communication.

  • Task Force Examines Troop Mental Health Assistance Programs

    Feb 28, 2007

    A special panel of health care officials learned how the military is addressing mental health issues experienced by some troops deployed in support of the global war on terrorism during a series of briefings held here today.

  • Guard to Get Shorter, More Predictable Deployments

    Feb 28, 2007

    There will be fewer, shorter and more predictable deployments for reserve-component troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the National Guard's 54 adjutants general today.

  • 'Surge' Units to be Fully Trained, Equipped, Leaders Say

    Feb 28, 2007

    The Army is deploying five brigade combat teams and a division headquarters to Iraq, in addition to extending one National Guard brigade combat team (BCT) already in theater. None of the five BCTs will deploy with less than a year between deployments, and each will meet the Army's pre-deployment training regimen.

  • A Windy Winter Day

    Feb 28, 2007

    1st Lt. Brian Sbertoli, from Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, provides security for fellow Soldiers during a patrol in the Baladiat area of east Baghdad, Feb. 13.

  • An Important Role

    Feb 28, 2007

    Pfc. Manisha Holley, a logistics supply specialist and female searcher from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, secures a Baghdad street corner Feb. 14 during Operation Arrowhead Strike.

  • Army Chief of Staff Peter J. Schoomaker quote

    Feb 28, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Peter J. Schoomaker, at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Feb. 27, where Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall was inducted one day after President Bush presented him the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam.

  • Three Soldiers in Fort Campbell Platoon Earn Silver Stars

    Oct 17, 2011

    Just more than 200 Silver Stars have been awarded for Operation Iraqi Freedom since it began in 2003, and three of them now belong to Soldiers from one Fort Campbell platoon.

  • Bruce Crandall

    Feb 27, 2007

  • Deployment R&R

    Feb 27, 2007

    Troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are able to take a much needed vacation.

  • By the Orders of Their Own Heart

    Feb 27, 2007

    A video profile of retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall whose acts of valor during the November 1965 fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • Army Aviator Inducted Into 'Hall of Heroes'

    Feb 27, 2007

    A day after President Bush presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall, Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker inducted Crandall into the prestigious "Hall of Heroes" at the Pentagon.

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Feb 27, 2007

    Soldiers from various active duty, Reserve and National Guard units and personnel from other services participate in Exercise Granite Triangle, in mid- to late-February at Fort Pickett, Va.

  • Fast Cue-wielding Soldiers Can Win Trip to Las Vegas

    Feb 27, 2007

    Soldiers who can quickly clear a table of billiard balls have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Las Vegas in the Army MWR Speed Pool Tournament.

  • Army Provides Details on Plus-up Force Training

    Feb 27, 2007

    The United States Army provided details today, Feb. 27, of the training preparations and readiness for the five Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and a division headquarters identified as part of the plus up of forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Army is meeting a challenging deployment schedule with many of its active component units approaching one year or less of dwell time at home station before rotating back into either Iraq or Afghanistan. This compressed deployment cycle has decreased unit preparation time available to reach the required readiness standards prior to deployment.

  • Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

  • Low Prices Meet Their Match at AAFES

    Feb 27, 2007

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "We'll Match It!" initiative has been updated to allow authorized shoppers to compare prices between the exchange and "warehouse clubs."

  • Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking

    Feb 27, 2007

    Paratroopers with Company C, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the signal company for the brigade, have made it possible for their brigade to be successful while fighting the war on terror.

  • Head of DoD Health Affairs to Step Down

    Feb 27, 2007

    After nearly six years in office, the Defense Department's top doctor said he will miss the people of the department who make things happen for servicemembers around the world.

  • ESL Program Moves from Texas to Fort Jackson

    Feb 27, 2007

    The program that teaches English to Arabic-speaking individuals who want to become translator/interpreter Soldiers has been streamlined and moved to Fort Jackson

  • Iraqi, Coalition Leaders Discuss Security South of Baghdad

    Feb 27, 2007

    Iraqi and American security leaders representing the Iraqi police, Iraqi Army, provincial military transition teams, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and other units operating in northern Babil and Karbala gathered at Kalsu Feb. 24 to coordinate and plan operations that will allow the transition of security responsibility to provincial Iraqi control.

  • Leader Helps Troopers Understand Their Important Military Heritage

    Feb 27, 2007

    Most "Black Jack" Soldiers know the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's history, but during its Black History Month observance Feb. 16, the keynote speaker at Forward Operating Base Prosperity, Iraq, discussed the 9th U.S. Cavalry and its legendary "Buffalo Soldiers."

  • Celebrities Salute Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Former Soldier and award nominee Clint Eastwood expresses his thanks to the men and women of the armed forces before the 79th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 25. Other celebrities as well, took the time to thank the Soldiers and pay tribute to their service and sacrifices.

  • The Sun Also Rises

    Feb 27, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment prepare for a early morning mission Feb. 17, out of Contingency Operating Base Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall quote

    Feb 27, 2007

    Retired Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall, describing the action in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor Feb. 26.

  • Training Pays Off, Soldiers Escape Bradley Rollover

    Feb 27, 2007

    Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.

  • Gearing Up: JRTC Trains 4th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., for Accelerated Deployment

    Feb 27, 2007

    There might never have been a brigade training event on the scale of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (SBCT) rehearsal for Iraq that ended Feb. 14. Certainly, one so big never came together so fast.

  • Guardsmen Honor Black History Month with Reflections on Crisis at Little Rock Central High

    Sep 19, 2011

    In partnership with the City of Little Rock's Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, a crowd of Guardsmen gathered Tuesday, Feb. 21, in celebration of Black History Month. The agenda for the program offered a look back to 50 years prior, when the Arkansas Guard was called to state active duty as a result of the Federal District Court ordering the Little Rock School District to proceed with plans for integration.

  • WRAMC Fixes Building 18

    Feb 26, 2007

    WRAMC puts full-court press on fixing building 18.

  • LTC (Ret) Bruce Crandall to receive Medal of Honor.

    Feb 26, 2007

    Retired Army LTC Bruce P. Crandall receives the Medal of Honor for his efforts during the battle of Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam.

  • Army Aviator Awarded Medal of Honor

    Feb 26, 2007

    President Bush today presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall for his actions at the Battle of Landing Zone X-Ray in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley.

  • Military Playing Down Long Runs, Adopting More Diverse Fitness Programs

    Feb 26, 2007

    If a little bit of running is good for keeping warfighters in top form, then a lot of running is better, right' "Wrong!" say officials here at the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.

  • Fort Jackson Led the Way in 1960s School Desegregation

    Feb 26, 2007

    Hood Street Elementary School, built in 1963, was considered one of the first permanent structures at Fort Jackson and it was also the first public school in Columbia to integrate students during the civil rights movement.

  • Students Shadow Fort Riley Aviators

    Feb 26, 2007

    Eight Junction City High School students visited the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade Feb. 8 to see UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters up close and learn about the day-to-day lives of aviation Soldiers.

  • Soldiers and Cadets Pursue Foreign Badge

    Feb 26, 2007

    During the span of a Soldier's military career, there are few opportunities to earn approved foreign military decorations. Indiana University ROTC in conjunction with the German Armed Forces Liaison Office at Fort Knox, Ky., gave Soldiers and Cadets a chance to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

  • 'Military Saves' Encourages Soldiers to Prepare for Tomorrow

    Feb 26, 2007

    For most Soldiers, a savings account is something that's not on their agenda, and in many cases, if they think about it at all, it's in a vague, sometime-in-the-future sort of way.

  • Gunmen Don't Stop Medical Operation

    Feb 26, 2007

    Terrorists commonly use scare tactics to disrupt the everyday lives of others, but their tactics were unsuccessful during a recent medical operation.

  • Soldier's Students Send Shoes

    Feb 26, 2007

    Lt. Col. Robert Colfer, an Army Reservist who teaches history to 9th, 10th and 11th graders at Marblehead High School, of Marblehead, Mass., encouraged his students to get involved in humanitarian aid for children in Iraq.

  • Suze Orman Kicks Off Military Saves Week at Pentagon

    Feb 26, 2007

    The Defense Department's "Military Saves" program kicked off yesterday with Military Saves Week, which will continue through March 4.

  • Stryker Brigade Using New 'Reset' Process

    Feb 26, 2007

    The 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, is the first unit to employ the Army's new "reset" process to rapidly refurbish everything from individual weapons to state-of-the-art Stryker combat vehicles.

  • Stealth Patrol

    Feb 26, 2007

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division (the "Baghdad Eagles") move stealthily through a palm grove on a late February patrol in the area of Mahmudiayh, 17 miles south of Baghdad. Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division are nearby, in support of the operation, aimed at finding anti-Iraqi forces and their weapons.

  • He'll Be Just Fine

    Feb 26, 2007

    Pfc. David Crandall, from the 403rd Military Intelligence Detachment, prepares to be decontaminated as part of an Exercise Beverly Sunrise scenario at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 9.

  • Maj. Gen. C. Mark Bowen quote

    Feb 26, 2007

    Maj. Gen. C. Mark Bowen, Alabama adjutant general, Feb. 22, referring to the second annual Hurricane Preparation Conference at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., attended by military and civilian agencies.

  • Program Encourages Troops to Save Money, Reduce Debt

    Feb 26, 2007

    A new Defense Department program encourages servicemembers to become better money managers by paying off or avoiding credit card debt and starting savings accounts.

  • Afghan Doctors Learn Medical, Management Techniques

    Feb 26, 2007

    Dr. Said Wali and Dr. Abdul Khaliq, surgeons from Qalat in Zabul Province, are working side by side with the doctors of Task Force Med while they learn new surgical and management techniques.

  • Online Tool Offers Guidance for Troops' Water Purification Requirements

    Feb 26, 2007

    The problem of "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink" can apply as much to deployed troops cut off from their pure water supply as it did to the ancient mariner stranded at sea in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's beloved poem.

  • Chairman Visits Brigade Using New 'Reset' Process

    Feb 26, 2007

    The 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team here is the first unit to employ the Army's new "reset" process to rapidly refurbish everything from M-16 rifles to state-of-the-art Stryker combat vehicles.

  • Wounded Servicemembers Should Not Have to Battle Bureaucracy, Gates Says

    Feb 26, 2007

    Injured American troops should not return home to battle the bureaucracies of a broken outpatient health care system, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here today.

  • Pvt. Stephen C. Sanford receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Feb 26, 2007

    Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to Army Pvt. Stephen C. Sanford of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, for displaying extraordinary courage during the evacuation of casualties from a home in Mosul while under intense enemy fire, according to Army officials.

  • The American Soldier at LZ X-Ray

    Feb 26, 2007

    Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the US Army Center of Military History, discusses the American Soldier's resilience as demonstrated by the service of the Cavalrymen that served at the 1965 battle for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.

  • Schumacher Beaten in Semifinals

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the semifinals of the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals here Sunday at Firebird International Raceway.

  • Martin Scores Second Consecutive Top-Five Finish

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army driver Mark Martin left California Speedway leading the Nextel Cup driver point standings after posting a fifth-place finish in Sunday's Auto Club 500.

  • Staff Sgt. Barrera, Jr. and Pfc. Joseph Receive Silver Stars

    Oct 17, 2011

    Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded a Silver Star to Staff Sgt. Michael L. Barrera Jr., and to Pfc. Joshua V. Joseph, both of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Brigade Combat Team, for heroism and selfless service. Army officials said their courage and disregard for their own welfare resulted in saving the lives of comrades who were severely wounded.

  • Army Implements Soldier Outpatient Service and Support Improvement Plan

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army is moving quickly to address issues recently covered in the press with regard to outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey directed Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody to develop and implement the action plan to address shortcomings at Walter Reed as well as Army-wide. The four focus areas of the action plan are: 1) Soldier accountability, health and welfare; 2) infrastructure; 3) medical administrative process; and 4) information dissemination. Gen. Cody has put a 30-day deadline on many of these actions.

  • Vietnam Hero to be Awarded Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2007

    More than 40 years after demonstrating the heroism immortalized in the bestselling book and movie, "We Were Soldiers Once aEUR| and Young," retired Army Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced yesterday.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers Aid Stranded Motorists During Ice Storm

    Feb 23, 2007

    "I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values." When most Soldiers recite those words from the Soldier's Creed, they likely imagine fulfilling this promise on the battlefield.

  • Officers Discuss Counterinsurgency -- Personal Experiences Shared at COIN Seminar

    Feb 23, 2007

    The seminar welcomed about 90 individuals representing a variety of military and civilian affairs organizations to Fort Leavenworth's Battle Command Training Center Feb. 17-21.

  • Gates: Wounded Servicemembers Should Not Have to Battle Bureaucracy

    Feb 23, 2007

    Injured American troops should not return home to battle the bureaucracies of a broken outpatient health care system, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here today.

  • Army Rangers Grant Child's Wish

    Feb 23, 2007

    For Army Rangers, soldiering is a way of life. For 14-year-old Riley Woina aEUR" a young boy living with cystic fibrosis aEUR" "rangering" is a dream come true.

  • TRiPS To Help Servicemembers Assess Travel Risks

    Feb 23, 2007

    A tool used by Soldiers to assess the risk of driving their privately owned vehicles on trips will become the same tool used by Airman, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen beginning next month.

  • SMA Preston on QOL at Walter Reed

    Feb 23, 2007

    SMA Preston Says NCOs will help QOL issues at Walter Reed.

  • New Army Team at Daytona

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army rolls out its new NASCAR team at Daytona, as Mark Martin drives to his best finish ever at the Great American Race.

  • Soldiers Score Medals in Shooting Championships

    Feb 23, 2007

    Kicking off the 2007 World Cup season, Team USA athletes hosted a successful Rocky Mountain Rifle Championship Feb. 14-18 at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center. The test match showed that America's riflemen and women are set to take on the world in the year before the 2008 Olympic Games.

  • U.S. Soldiers Proud of Iraqi Trainees

    Feb 23, 2007

    The 1st SIB is charged with protecting the oil infrastructure in Kirkuk, Iraq, including various pipelines, said Lt. Col. Jack Pritchard, commander 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Achieving Iraq's full oil production capacity is a key to its economic recovery and rebuilding the refineries, wells and pipelines and keeping them safe from insurgent attacks is crucial.

  • Mississippi Guardsman To Become First Non-Celebrity Face on NASCAR Cup Car

    Feb 23, 2007

    A Mississippi National Guardsman will be honored this Sunday by having his image unveiled on the hood of a NASCAR Nextel Cup Car aEUR" the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears.

  • Secretary of Defense Visits Joint Forces Command

    Feb 23, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited U.S. Joint Forces Command Feb. 22 to view a number of demonstrations and talk with personnel at the Joint Futures Lab and Joint Warfighting Center while gaining an understanding of the how the command supports the warfighter.

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno quote

    Feb 23, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, Feb. 22.

  • General Discusses Chlorine Bombs, Helicopter Shoot-downs

    Feb 23, 2007

    The introduction of chlorine illustrates that the enemy continues to alter its tactics, said Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, Feb. 22.

  • Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training

    Feb 23, 2007

    U.S. Army soldiers and insurgents have something in common: They share a single electromagnetic spectrum to communicate and launch attacks.

  • African-American NFL Players Tell Soldiers to Follow Dreams

    Feb 23, 2007

    Past and present members of the National Football League joined the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's observance of African-American History Month here today.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers' Minds

    Feb 23, 2007

    Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, Soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist.

  • Walter Reed Puts 'Full-Court Press' on Fixing Building 18

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army surgeon general's staff is putting a "full-court press" on fixing the backed-up repairs needed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's outpatient Building 18, the service's top medical officer said here yesterday.

  • The UH-1 Iroquois in Vietnam

    Feb 22, 2007

    Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, discusses the Vietnam War legacy of the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter.

  • OCS Options / Mark Martin and Fans

    Feb 22, 2007

    New options for OCS; Mark Martin fulfills one fans dream for charity.

  • Silver Star Display

    Feb 22, 2007

    The Army Womens Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia is the only museum in the world dedicated to telling the story of women in the military. Jason Bowman tells us about a new display that just opened honoring an unlikely hero in the Global War on Terror.

  • Walter Reed Continues Quality Care, Concern for Recovering Wounded

    Feb 22, 2007

    The leadership and staff of Walter Reed Army Medical Center are working with outpatient Soldiers to continue year-long efforts to address concerns about medical services and their housing, especially in light of recent press reports about understandable frustrations with care among some Soldiers and their families.

  • A Mission With Heart

    Feb 22, 2007

    Connecticut National Guard Soldiers from the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team and local Afghans build a police station in the village of Asadabad in Kunar Province and hold a meeting with local leaders to discuss economic and security topics. The Soldiers also provide veterinary assistance and interact with the local people.

  • Eager to Learn

    Feb 22, 2007

    Ethiopian National Defense soldiers get train the trainer instructions from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Soldiers in Hurso, Ethiopia.

  • Radiology Staff Provides Reliable, Rapid Response in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2007

    The third Monday of February did not bring the radiology flight a day off from work, like it did for most of their counterparts in America on Presidents Day.

  • Assisting Nicaraguans

    Feb 22, 2007

    Soldiers and Airmen participate in a medical evacuation exercise at the site of a new clinic being constructed in San Martin, Feb. 12, during Exercise New Horizons-Nicaragua 2007. The exercise is a joint humanitarian and training mission that will provide a new school, medical clinic and free health and veterinary care to the local populace. The Soldiers are from Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th General Service Aviation Battalion, based in Rapid City, S.D. The Airmen are with the 820th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron.

  • No Place Like Home

    Feb 22, 2007

    A Soldier hugs his family as he arrives at the Alpine Club on Giessen Army Depot, Germany, Feb. 14. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment and the 16th Engineer Battalion are being welcomed home by family members, friends and people in the community following their 14-month tour in Iraq.

  • TH-67 Soars to Historic Aviation Milestone

    Feb 22, 2007

    After more than a dozen years, Fort Rucker's instructor-pilots, students and maintenance crews reached an Army Aviation milestone here Jan. 16 aEUR" the one millionth flight hour in the TH-67 Creek training helicopter.

  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone

    Feb 22, 2007

    When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.

  • Abandoned Youth Center Becomes Police Headquarters

    Feb 22, 2007

    An abandoned youth center is now the new headquarters for the Ad Dawr police department. An attack on Feb. 11, 2007, left the previous headquarters in rubble.

  • Officials Offer No Excuses, Only Changes at Walter Reed

    Feb 22, 2007

    Senior defense officials yesterday said they take full responsibility for the recently reported poor-quality outpatient housing and bureaucratic hassles some servicemembers have experienced at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and offered up a "no excuses" approach to fixing the problems.

  • New Baghdad Security Operation Achieving Some Positive Results

    Feb 22, 2007

    The Baghdad security operation that began last week has quelled certain violent acts in the Iraqi capital.

  • Kentucky Guard Soldier Receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Feb 22, 2007

    A Kentucky National Guard Soldier has become the first Guard Soldier -- and only the fifth servicemember overall -- to receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

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