Archive: Mar 2007

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  • Mingling With Town Folk

    Mar 7, 2007

    Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division patrol the Baladiat area of east Baghdad, Feb. 14. Iraqi police from 4th Brigade, 1st National Police Division also participated in the mission.

  • Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward

    Mar 7, 2007

    Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, deputy commander of U.S. European Command, March 6, after participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial in Rwanda that focuses on the 1994 genocide in that country.

  • Battle Buddies: Sergeant Major, Iraqi General's Son Share Special Bond

    Mar 7, 2007

    As a sergeant major with years of experience in the Army, Sgt. Maj. Manuel Daponte is used to people being a little intimidated when they approach him. But Mutada Ali, 4, son of Iraqi National Police Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Daboun, isn't intimidated by much.

  • IRS Offers Free Tax Assistance for Troops, Families

    Mar 7, 2007

    With income tax deadlines quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding troops and their families that free assistance is available to them at military tax centers worldwide.

  • Organization Makes Progress Defeating IEDs

    Mar 6, 2007

    Improvised explosive devices are to the war in Iraq what artillery and mortars were to World War II, Korea and Vietnam aEUR" the main troop killers, a retired general working to defeat the deadly devices said here yesterday.

  • Bush Introduces Commission to Review Military Health Care

    Mar 6, 2007

    Americans have a moral obligation to provide the best possible care and treatment to the men and women who serve their country, President Bush told members of the American Legion here today.

  • Dr. Francis J. Harvey's Message to the Army

    Mar 6, 2007

    It has been my honor to serve the Soldiers, civilians and families of the United States Army and my Country as the 19th Secretary of the Army.

  • Training Soldiers in Lifesaving Skills

    Mar 6, 2007

    In preparation for upcoming deployments, several dozen Arkansas Army National Guardsmen recently studied the ABCs of saving lives.

  • American Legion to Speed Walter Reed Processing

    Mar 6, 2007

    The nation's largest veterans organization today signed an agreement with Walter Reed Army Medical Center that will significantly alleviate the long backlogs in out-processing wounded Soldiers.

  • ROK, U.S. Conduct First Joint Gunnery Since Korean War

    Mar 6, 2007

    For the first time since the Korean War, Republic of Korea and U.S. Army tanks fired alongside each other during a joint-gunnery exercise at Rodriguez Range Feb. 15.

  • SecArmy / WRAMC Commander / Outpatient Conditions

    Mar 6, 2007

    Under Secretary Geren named new acting SecArmy; MG Eric Schoomaker named new Commander at WRAMC; Army and DoD continuing to examine outpatient conditions.

  • Former Best Ranger Takes Benning's Top NCO Spot

    Mar 6, 2007

    Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Ulibarri assumed responsibility as Fort Benning's senior NCO Friday in a ceremony in front of Infantry Hall. Ulibarri, who won the Best Ranger competition in the 80s, recently returned from a deployment to Iraq with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Message to the Army

    Mar 6, 2007

    It has been my honor to serve the Soldiers, civilians and families of the United States Army and my Country as the 19th Secretary of the Army. The Army is an outstanding team of caring and compassionate professionals who are incredibly dedicated aEUR" sacrificing their own safety to provide for the Nation's defense.

  • Witnesses Testify to Battles with Walter Reed Bureaucracy

    Mar 6, 2007

    Army leaders are committed to improving the service's health care systems for wounded servicemembers and their families, top officers told the national security subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force Visits Fort Carson

    Mar 5, 2007

    Six members of the Office of the Surgeon General Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force visited Fort Carson Feb. 20-22 to evaluate current TBI practices as part of an Army-wide study on the treatment of TBI.

  • Increased Awareness Will Improve Brain-Injury Treatment, Officials Say

    Mar 5, 2007

    Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of a conflict punctuated by daily bomb attacks on coalition forces and Iraqi civilians, is receiving increased emphasis from Defense Department leaders and the military medical community.

  • Army's Chemical Materials Agency Reaches Destruction Milestone

    Mar 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has been safely eliminating America's stockpile of chemical weapons since 1990, and has reached a milestone with the destruction of half of its stockpile of chemical munitions. This accounts for more than 1.7 million munitions in the original stockpile.

  • Craddock Discusses Africa, European Command Changes

    Mar 5, 2007

    Establishing U.S. Africa Command will mean big changes to U.S. European Command, the top U.S. military commander in Europe said.

  • Good Fighting Position

    Mar 5, 2007

    Spc. Brett Bell, a fire support specialist from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, looks for anti-Iraqi forces during a cordon and search operation in western Baghdad on Feb. 23.

  • On the Offensive

    Mar 5, 2007

    Pfc. Kevin Wheeler (left) and Sgt. John Boudreau, from the 237th Military Police Company, assault an objective during Exercise Granite Triangle at Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 21.

  • Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson quote

    Mar 5, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Multinational Corps Iraq chief of staff, March 2, a day after the start of "Enforcing the Law," an Iraqi-led combined operation designed to secure Baghdad.

  • The Army Now (2007-03-05)

    Mar 5, 2007

    Walter Reed command change; Army Action Plan launched at WRAMC.

  • Testing Communications

    Mar 5, 2007

    Master Sgt. Michael Winkler, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Ken Drennon of the South Carolina Army National Guard set up a Web Cam as part of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise 2007 at Fort Monroe, Va., Feb. 28, 2007. DICE '07 is a joint exercise and includes the participation of personnel and communications equipment from each of the armed services as well as U.S. Northern Command, the Department of Homeland Security and state and local agencies. The strategic goal of the exercise is to support interoperability procedures to ensure robust support during the global war on terror and when a federal response to natural disasters is necessary. Joint Task Force Civil Support, a subordinate command of U.S. Northern Command, is participating in the seven-week exercise.

  • Handshake Patrol

    Mar 5, 2007

    Package about a Soldier walking the streets of Kabul Afghanistan meeting the locals.

  • Nine Soldiers Advance to Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    Mar 5, 2007

    Nine boxers came out on top of the All Army Boxing Championships here Thursday and Friday. The Soldiers will represent the Army in the Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, today through March 10.

  • Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees

    Mar 5, 2007

    As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.

  • President Bush Thanks Troop-Support Groups

    Mar 5, 2007

    This week, President George W. Bush welcomed representatives from ten America Supports You homefront groups to a special meeting at the White House to thank them for their work supporting our troops and learn more about their organizations' activities. "One of the most enjoyable things I do as the president is to hear stories of my fellow citizens, stories of compassion, stories of care," said President Bush. "There are some remarkable acts of kindness by people who...have taken it upon themselves to serve their country by helping a neighbor in need...These good men and women really represent the very best of America."

  • AMC Showcases Technologies, Capabilities at AUSA Winter Meeting

    Mar 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase key initiatives and equipment supporting Warfighters in the Global War on Terrorism at the Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium March 7 through 9 in the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Clearing Sadr City

    Mar 5, 2007

    More than 600 Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers and 550 Iraqi security forces began a clearing operation in the eastern Baghdad district known as Sadr City March 4. These photos of the operation were taken a day later.

  • Tobyhanna Inspectors: The Final Quality Check

    Mar 5, 2007

    Nothing leaves Tobyhanna Army Depot without a seal of approval from one or more of the 35 quality inspectors who work in the Quality Improvement Division.

  • First Maneuver Course Graduates

    Mar 5, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Williams, commanding general of the U.S. Army Armor Center and School, spoke at the graduation of the first Maneuver Captains Career Course Friday.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central G4 Maintenance NCO

    Mar 5, 2007

    Several U.S. Army Central Soldiers visited a Yemeni depot maintenance shop for an information exchange here Jan. 26-31. Col. William Garner led the U.S. ARCENT team here to address current maintenance and supply procedures, and share in the traditional Yemen culture firsthand.

  • Baghdad a Block at a Time

    Mar 5, 2007

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and Iraqi police conduct a cordon and search operation in the Shaab/Ur area of Baghdad, Feb. 17.

  • Ghost Soldiers Discover Secret Room, Hidden Cache

    Mar 5, 2007

    Two Garryowen troops assigned to Ghost Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, netted one of the largest weapons caches in the Ninewa Province Feb. 9.

  • A Day With 5th Cavalry

    Mar 5, 2007

    Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division participate in a cordon and search operation in a village a few miles west of Baghdad Feb. 17.

  • Minnesota Guard Member First in Unit to Earn Two Purple Hearts

    Mar 5, 2007

    Sgt. Scott Stroud has relatives who fought for both sides in the Civil War, another relative who "hit the beach" in the Battle of Normandy during World War II and an uncle who served three tours as an infantryman in Vietnam.

  • As Afghan Troops Build Capacity, Decisive Battles Loom

    Mar 5, 2007

    The anticipated spring offensive may mark the beginning of the end for the Taliban in Afghanistan, a military official told bloggers and online journalists in a conference call yesterday.

  • Odierno: New Iraq Security Plan Will Take Months to Accomplish

    Mar 5, 2007

    The commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said today the new Iraqi security plan will take months, not weeks, to accomplish.

  • Coalition, Iraqi Troops Begin Clearing Sadr City

    Mar 5, 2007

    More than 600 Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers and 550 Iraqi security forces began a clearing operation in the eastern Baghdad district known as Sadr City today.

  • Skilled Observer

    Mar 5, 2007

    Pfc. Jason Dore, a forward observer from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, looks for possible enemy locations in western Baghdad, Feb. 22.

  • Being Neighborly

    Mar 5, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Marc Biletski, from Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, greets an Iraqi civilian during a cordon and search mission with Iraqi Soldiers in Rusafah.

  • Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh quote

    Mar 5, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commander, Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, telling bloggers in a Feb. 28 conference call from Iraq that rebuilding the country's infrastructure is on track.

  • Soldier Inspired Others to 'Be Who They Want to Be'

    Mar 5, 2007

    I will never forget that Sunday afternoon in Maryville, Tenn., when my parents received a phone call. My mom answered the phone and made the telltale gasping noise she only makes when something is wrong. She started crying, hung up and told us my cousin had been killed in Iraq.

  • Army Secretary Resigns in Wake of Walter Reed Outpatient-Care Shortfalls

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced this afternoon that he has accepted the resignation of Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey in light of allegations of shortfalls in care of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Army Names New Walter Reed Commanding General

    Mar 2, 2007

    The U.S. Army announced today, March 2, that Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker will become the commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Schoomaker currently is the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Identify Theft Harms Soldiers, Too

    Mar 2, 2007

    Gregory Turner knows a thing or two about identity theft.

  • Commissioners: Enhance National Guard, Homeland Defense

    Mar 2, 2007

    Changes in legislation and policy for the National Guard are urgently needed so that America's homeland defenders can perform like a professional football team rather than like a neighborhood pickup team.

  • DoD Child Care Centers Rank No. 1 in U.S.

    Mar 2, 2007

    Child Care Centers run by the Defense Department were ranked number one in the United States in both standards and oversight yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

  • Rooted in Service

    Mar 2, 2007

    As Capt. Charles McPhail kissed his grandmother good-bye and boarded an airplane at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2004, it dawned on him that he was the third generation of Soldiers she had seen off to war.

  • Personal Shoppers Deliver AAFES Products to Recovering Servicemembers

    Mar 2, 2007

    Since troops made their way to the Middle East after 9/11, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has aggressively extended the Armed Forces' exchange benefit to the frontlines.

  • Army Releases DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Belvoir Realignment

    Mar 2, 2007

    The Army announced today the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the realignment of Fort Belvoir, Virginia. A Notice of Availability (NOA) of the DEIS published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the document's availability, and sets a 60-day review and comment period.

  • 'Blackhawk' Squadron Battles Grafenwoehr's Ranges for Last Time

    Mar 2, 2007

    It would have been easy for tank A-23's commander, Staff Sgt. Panki Miah, to write off February's gunnery exercises.

  • Army Salutes Its Black Veterans

    Mar 2, 2007

    Freedom Team Salute, a U.S. Army program that honors the service of Army veterans and Soldiers' support networks, paid tribute to African-American Soldiers who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War during a Black History Month program at the Library of Congress Feb. 23.

  • Mobile Training Team Teaches 'Vital' Unarmed Combat Skills

    Mar 2, 2007

    The enemy is close, but your magazine's empty. You have two choices: kill or be killed. Are you ready to use your body as a weapon'

  • Gates, Pace Call on Congress to Fund IED Research

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense leaders yesterday called on Congress to approve a further $2.4 billion to defeat the biggest killer of Americans in the Middle East: the improvised explosive device.

  • Air Defense 'Family' Returns

    Mar 2, 2007

    As they near the end of their second deployment together, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Pyles, Air Defense Air Management platoon sergeant; Army Staff Sgt. Edson Caupp, ADAM assistant operations noncommissioned officer; and Army Sgt. Eugene Sefranek, ADAM cell assistant noncommissioned officer; all of whom serve with Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, have become "like a family."

  • 'Hiring Heroes' Leads Wounded Soldiers to Jobs

    Mar 2, 2007

    When citizens volunteer to be Soldiers, they swear to protect the country even when it means placing themselves in harm's way. Likewise, the nation has an obligation not to forget those warriors who return from conflict bearing battle scars.

  • Turret Gunner Mike

    Mar 2, 2007

    Spc. Mike Palmer checks the ammunition for his weapon prior to a mission to Riyahd village, Iraq. Palmer is a military policeman from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Standing Watch in the Shadows

    Mar 2, 2007

    Spc. Gilad Wolbe provides security for fellow Soldiers nearby during a humanitarian mission in Baghdad on Feb. 26. Wolbe is from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, March 1, endorsing the decision by Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey to relieve the commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Walter Reed Commanding General Relieved

    Mar 1, 2007

    Two weeks after Walter Reed Army Medical Center made national headlines for poor outpatient care, the center's top leader has been relieved of command.

  • Catching 'Bad Guys' Takes CID Teamwork

    Mar 1, 2007

    Fort Polk's Criminal Investigation Division is the Army's federal law enforcement agency dealing with felony offenses. CID agents are responsible for conducting criminal investigations on cases that range from death to fraud. Their work can be conducted on and off military reservations and when appropriate, with local, state and other federal investigative agencies, according to the CID web site.

  • Proper Weapons Practices Key to Ending Negligent Discharge Incidents in Iraq

    Mar 1, 2007

    The recent death of a Soldier in Baquba from poor weapons handling has increased focus on the prevention and consequences of negligent discharges among Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Army Relieves Walter Reed Commanding General

    Mar 1, 2007

    At 10 a.m. March 1 Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was relieved of command by Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey. This action has been under consideration for the last several days, with the final decision being made yesterday.

  • Crandall Hall of Heroes Induction

    Mar 1, 2007

    Medal of Honor Recipient LTC (Ret.) Bruce Crandall during his induction ceremony into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes. (27 Feb 2007)

  • Iraqi Vehicle Maintenance

    Mar 1, 2007

    Iraqi teams learn to repair and maintain their vehicles.

  • Joint Trauma Institute Takes on National Role

    Mar 1, 2007

    A San Antonio-based joint trauma institute is taking on a national role, a change that is expected to have a positive impact on trauma research, officials said Feb. 23 during a press conference at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here.

  • Family Members To Travel Less for Loved One's Remains

    Mar 1, 2007

    Families of fallen Soldiers will no longer have to travel as far to pick up their loved one's remains.

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno quote

    Mar 1, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, in an interview with reporters in Baghdad Feb. 27.

  • Bronze Star With Valor to Spc. Adam L. Turcotte

    Mar 1, 2007

    Specialist Adam L. Turcotte, United States Army, distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous conduct in the performance of his duties in the face of the enemy as a Cavalry Scout Gunner while serving with Able Troop, 1-32 Cavalry.

  • New Data Technology Makes Aerial Reconnaissance Video Available to Users in the Field

    Mar 1, 2007

    USJFCOM's Joint Intelligence Directorate's Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Information Service (ISRIS) makes video and data from manned and unmanned aircraft available on the ground using off the shelf technology.

  • Lt. Gen. Boykin: Counterinsurgency Methods in War on Terror Produce Results

    Mar 1, 2007

    "If we look at this as terrorism, we have a tendency to think that the solution is to kill or capture all the terrorists. That's a never-ending process," Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, said. "We'll never be successful. We'll never get there if we think that's the primary solution," he said.

  • Most Reconstruction Progress in Iraq On Track, Says General

    Mar 1, 2007

    Americans need to hear and see more about reconstruction in Iraq to fully understand the situation there, said Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, in Baghdad.

  • Sheep Surge

    Mar 1, 2007

    A flock of sheep amble past Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and Iraqi security forces as they search for illegal weapons in the Al Doura neighborhood of Baghdad, Feb. 15.

  • Army-Navy Teamwork

    Mar 1, 2007

    Petty Officer 1st Class Adrian Cristea (center) a crew chief from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, assists Spcs. Justin McNeff (left) and Adam Haggett, from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, with hooking up a Humvee to a MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter as part of joint/combined Exercise Granite Triangle at Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 21.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.

  • Savings Plans Help Soldiers Prepare for Future

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Thrift Savings Plan, a voluntary savings and investment retirement program for federal employees and uniformed servicemembers, is designed to make it easy for Soldiers to save for retirement.

  • Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey quote

    Mar 1, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey, at a Feb. 23 Pentagon awards ceremony recognizing Master Sgt. Bentura Fernandez and other Soldiers for superior contracting performance.

  • Emergency Funds are Critical, Not so Hard to Build

    Mar 1, 2007

    Though financial experts disagree on the amount aEUR" quoting anything from $500 to two month's pay aEUR" they all agree that saving for an emergency fund is a "must-have" item in anyone's budget.

  • Students Graduate from Civilian Education System Intermediate Course

    Mar 1, 2007

    February 9 was a historic day for Army Management Staff College when 31 students graduated from the Army's first Civilian Education System Intermediate Course on the Fort Belvoir campus.

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