Archive: Apr 2007

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  • Pershing Hill hosts first celebrity guest reader day

    Apr 6, 2007

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback, David Pittman, paid a visit to Pershing Hill Elementary school on Fort Meade Friday to participate in celebrity guest reader day.

  • Military Families Enjoy Circus Fun

    Apr 6, 2007

    More than 150 servicemembers and their families spent last night enjoying circus antics for free during Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus' Military Appreciation Night.

  • From Civilian 'Scrubs' to ACUs

    Apr 6, 2007

    At a time when most men his age would be considering retiring from the military, Dr. David McKee, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat) at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, did the opposite.

  • Tucker Part of Changes at Walter Reed as New Deputy Commander

    Apr 6, 2007

    Fort Knox's deputy commanding general was selected Friday to become the new deputy commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Farewell Message from Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker

    Apr 6, 2007

    Tomorrow we will stand on the parade field at Fort Myer and the mantle of Army Chief of Staff will pass to General George W. Casey. It has been a tremendous privilege and honor to serve alongside you aEUR" the Soldiers, civilians and family members aEUR" who make the Army the world's preeminent land force, the ultimate instrument of national resolve.

  • From the Home Front: Cavalry Families Celebrate Easter Together

    Apr 6, 2007

    Dozens of children invaded the 1st Cavalry Division Museum April 1, hunting for candy-filled, colorful plastic eggs hidden among the tanks and vehicles used or captured by Soldiers of the First Team throughout its history

  • Master Sgt. William Elliott quote

    Apr 6, 2007

    Master Sgt. William Elliott, a percussionist with the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, March 30. The members were in New Orleans volunteering with post-Katrina cleanup while on tour.

  • Fort Bragg Living

    Apr 6, 2007

    The Corps of Engineers is taking Fort Bragg living to the next level. Which means upgrades to single Soldiers. The quality of life price tag is 750 million dollars each year for the next three years. Here is what those Army dollars mean to the Armys best.

  • Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty

    Apr 6, 2007

    The first of three-dozen upgraded and overhauled OH-58 Kiowa helicopters are scheduled to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico this month to boost the National Guard's support to the U.S. Border Patrol in Operation Jump Start.

  • Sexual Assault Prevention Month

    Apr 6, 2007

    The US Army observes Sexual Assault Prevention Month.

  • Soldier Tribute to CSA

    Apr 6, 2007

    SMA Ken Preston hosts a special Soldiers Tribute for outgoing Chief of Staff General Peter Schoomaker at Fort Myer Comny Hall. George McNamara has the story.

  • Wounded Veterans Overcome Challenges at Winter Sports Clinic

    Apr 6, 2007

    The last time Dallas Chambless skied was on a high school class trip in 2002. This year, his adventures were dramatically different aEUR" the 23-year-old Texas native is now paralyzed from the waist down.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus quote

    Apr 6, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus' response to moderator Jim Lehrer on "The News Hour" April 4, who noted the high number of Iraqi police and civilians killed in the line of duty.

  • Iraqi Forces' Efforts Improve Security in Baghdad

    Apr 6, 2007

    Tangible gains in Baghdad's security situation have been made possible in part by the cooperation of vastly improved Iraqi security forces.

  • Farewell to a Great Warrior

    Apr 6, 2007

    Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker is relinquishing his duties as chief of staff of the Army to Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on April 10. Photos of Schoomaker, who will be retiring after 31 years in the Army, are shown here.

  • Army Welcomes New Chief of Staff

    Apr 6, 2007

    Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker relinquished his duties as chief of staff of the Army to Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on April 10. Photos of Casey, at his previous assignment as commander, Multi-National Force aEUR" Iraq, are shown here.

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Apr 6, 2007

    Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Robert "Luke" Summers ceremoniously hands his M-14 rifle to Sgt. Charles Rice during the National Guard Bureau's first National Honor Guard Competition in Reno, Nev., March 20-22. The Oregon team won the competition, which was judged by members of the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) from Fort Myer, Va.

  • EOD Soldiers Participate in Joint Training to Combat IEDs

    Apr 5, 2007

    Fightertown's EOD was joined by the Air Force's 20th EOD Flight from Shaw Air Force Base, members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Army's 748th Ordnance Company from Fort Jackson, who hosted the event.

  • First Honor Guard Competition Pushes Teams to Perfection

    Apr 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Jeromy Turner knows all about the finality of funerals, about the idea that you have only one chance to make a good first impression.

  • Rules Change for Free, Reduced School Lunches

    Apr 5, 2007

    The Department of Defense Education Activity is encouraging families of children attending its overseas schools to reapply for free and reduced price school lunches.

  • No Haven For Terrorists

    Apr 5, 2007

    Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment conduct a joint operation with Iraqi police, aimed at clearing anti-Iraqi forces from Baqubah in Diyala Province, March 31.

  • Operation Homefront Program / Hiring Heroes

    Apr 5, 2007

    Operation Homefront has started the Wounded Warriors Wives Program; Fort Sam Houston held a Hiring Heroes Career Fair for wounded troops.

  • Bush: Troops' Hard Work in Iraq Will Impact the World

    Apr 5, 2007

    The hard work U.S. troops are doing in Iraq is "laying the foundations of peace for generations to come," President Bush told Soldiers and family members yesterday at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline

    Apr 5, 2007

    Army Wounded Soldier and Family 1-800 Hotline Call Center operates 24/7 to help resolve medical issues and to provide an information channel of Soldier medically related issues directly to senior Army leadership so they can improve how Army serves the medical needs of our Soldiers and their families. Crystal Park has the story.

  • Honing Rescue Skills

    Apr 5, 2007

    North Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers and other first responders in North Carolina conduct a search and rescue exercise in North Carolina from March 28 to 31.

  • Team Ensures Communication on Battlefield

    Apr 5, 2007

    In the desert somewhere between the objective and their "home" in Iraq two Soldiers work together silently in the dark. Without a word, and with movements that seem synchronized, they quickly fasten antennas, attach cables and hoist the large receiving and transmitting device.

  • Afghan Government, Coalition Aid Flood Victims

    Apr 5, 2007

    The Laghman provincial government, Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition partners provided vital humanitarian assistance to flood victims in northeastern Afghanistan, March 31-April 1.

  • Criminal Trials Open Window for Reconciliation in Iraq

    Apr 5, 2007

    The government of Iraq took a step toward national reconciliation April 2 when it opened criminal cases against a Sunni and a Shiite man accused of "crimes against the Iraqi people," a coalition legal official said.

  • Beats Hiking Those Hills

    Apr 5, 2007

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies near Bagram, Afghanistan, March 22.

  • Celebrating Hawaiian Heritage

    Apr 5, 2007

    Soldiers from the Hawaii Royal Guard celebrates their unit's 43rd anniversary at the Iolani Palace in Honolulu. The Royal Guard is made up of volunteers from the Hawaii National Guard with Hawaiian ancestry and they participate in state functions and post guards to the entrances of Queen Lilioukalani's Palace during state ceremonies.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus quote

    Apr 5, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus' response when asked by Jim Lehrer on "The News Hour" April 4 if he was concerned about the debates in the U.S. affecting coalition efforts in Iraq.

  • Officials Emphasize Zero Tolerance of Sexual Assault

    Apr 5, 2007

    Sexual assault is a crime that is incompatible with military values and will not be tolerated within the Defense Department, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said here Tuesday.

  • Army Wins Sixth Consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Crown

    Apr 5, 2007

    Capt. Eric Albarracin won all six of his Greco-Roman and freestyle matches to lead the All-Army wrestling team to its sixth consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Championship March 23-24.

  • Paladin Howitzer

    Apr 5, 2007

    The 2-5 Field Artillery visited Korea from Fort Sill, Okla. in support of Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration.

  • Vietnam MIA Makes Final Journey Home; Inspires Hope

    Apr 4, 2007

    Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, a U.S. Army Reservist, was born on Memorial Day in 1947. As a young child, he always thought the American Flag flew in honor of his birthday. Crosby was a blond-haired, blue-eyed Eagle Scout, high school varsity football player, and popular young man who loved boating, cars, airplanes, the Beatles and a good practical joke.

  • AMEDD's Vision, Mission, and Imperatives.

    Apr 4, 2007

    The overall success of the Army Medical Department is measured by the manner in which we support America's Army in the Global War on Terror.

  • GEN Schoomaker Retirement Ceremony

    Apr 4, 2007

    GEN Peter Schoomaker, the 35th Army Chief of Staff, makes his final remarks to the troops at his retirement ceremony at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Sadr City Medical Operation

    Apr 4, 2007

    Free clinic at a school near Sadr City where U.S. Soldiers provide medical care to and build relationships with local Iraqis.

  • Female Medics Take Lessons of Forward Mission to Heart

    Apr 4, 2007

    Compassion on the frontlines of battle is a concept that few infantrymen or artillerymen consider in the heat of a fire fight. For two medics with C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Spartan, the concept was far from strange: it was central to their mission.

  • Medic Recalls Actions During Convoy Attack

    Apr 4, 2007

    "Watch any war movie," said Spc. James Black, "and you always see some crazy and brave guy with a red cross on his arm doing the impossible to save his brothers aEUR" that is what people come to expect from combat medics."

  • Improving the Tactical Network

    Apr 4, 2007

    A communications systems team from Charlie Company, 122nd Aviation Support Battalion spearheaded an opportunity to test out a highly complex Internet Protocol boosting application to find a way to improve the tactical network.

  • Picatinny Designs Latest Advancement in Gunner Protection

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny has designed a new armor shield that provides much needed protection for Humvee gunners in combat situations.

  • New Internet Cafe Open for Business

    Apr 4, 2007

    Col. Ricky D. Gibbs, commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cut the ribbon to officially open a new internet cafe at Forward Operating Base Falcon, April 1.

  • Army Dr. (Col.) Everett Spees quote

    Apr 4, 2007

    Army Dr. (Col.) Everett Spees, 73, who treated Soldiers on the battlefields of Vietnam and is now back on active duty as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Landstuhl, Germany. He's also a priest in the Polish National Catholic Church.

  • AAFES Marks Four Years of Service to Troops in Iraq

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service marks four years of support to servicemembers in Iraq this week.

  • 1st Patrol in April

    Apr 4, 2007

    An Iraqi woman passes by Pfc. Dean Hoagland, a paratrooper from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during a patrol in the Graya'at area of Baghdad's Adhamiyah District, April 1.

  • Overcoming Adversity

    Apr 4, 2007

    Dana Bowman, a former member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights skydiving team who lost both legs in a mid-air collision that killed his partner, Sgt. Jose Aguillon, jumps into opening-day events at the 21st National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo.

  • 25th ID "fires up" Rod Range

    Apr 4, 2007

    The 25th ID is the fifth unit in the Army to receive the Strykers. They deployed to Korea in support of RSOI.

  • 2ID Soldiers vie for coveted EIB

    Apr 4, 2007

    2ID soldiers recently competed for the EIB.

  • DSTB Soldiers compete at Warrior Stakes

    Apr 4, 2007

    This competition is held quarterly to test the Soldiers' knowledge of their 41 Warrior Tasks and Drills.

  • 2ID receives new satellite communication equipment

    Apr 4, 2007

    This story is about new communications equipment that the 2ID received. This unit is among the last in the Army to receive this equipment.

  • 302nd seeks best trucker in town

    Apr 4, 2007

    CAMP MOBILE, Korea -- The Truck Rodeo, a challenge to determine 302nd Brigade Support Battalion's best truck driver, was held on Camp Mobile, Korea's airfield March 27. Twelve two-man teams competed in the event, which included 12 challenges, graded by time and accuracy.

  • Army Casualty Program Seeks to Assist Families of the Fallen

    Apr 3, 2007

    When the Army notifies families of the loss of their Soldier, it does so with the best information available at the time of death as well as within four hours of the Soldier's death. However, follow-on investigations, including those by the Criminal Investigation Division, sometimes yield different results with regard to the circumstances behind a Soldier's death. In a few high-profile cases, the news media reported the Army had made mistakes in the reports to families on the circumstances behind Soldier deaths.

  • Walter Reed Breaks New Ground With 3-D Vision System

    Apr 3, 2007

    Virtual reality made its way into the operating room last week when an Army doctor performed the military's first three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Military Hospital Care Expands Under 2005 Base Realignment and Closure

    Apr 3, 2007

    The top Army civilian wants to promote public awareness of the increased hospital and outpatient care that will be made available to all servicemembers and veterans under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law. Built into the BRAC law are plans to include a state-of-the-art, joint National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., a newly constructed community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., and closure of the hospital at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Hiring Heroes: Wounded Warriors in Demand at Career Fair

    Apr 3, 2007

    Wounded warriors and their families were a hot commodity March 27 as dozens of interested employers vied for their attention during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair here. The career fair, customized for servicemembers wounded in operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, attracted 75 prospective employers from the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and private-sector companies, including financial institutions, universities, law-enforcement organizations, correctional facilities, high-tech defense companies and several local San Antonio firms.

  • Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic / Bush to WRAMC

    Apr 3, 2007

    The 2007 Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is under way in Colorado; President Bush makes his first visit to Walter Reed since issues arose.

  • Training the Iraqi Army

    Apr 3, 2007

    Package of a Military Transition Team ensuring their training of the Iraqi Army is effective. Produced by Sgt. Scott Pittillo.

  • Top Enlisted Soldier at Walter Reed Gets Back to Basics of Soldier Care

    Apr 3, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the new commander of Walter Reed and the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, chose a 29-year career medical Soldier to lead the changes in wounded Soldier care at the medical center and within the command.

  • Black Jack Performs Medical Mission in Baghdad

    Apr 3, 2007

    As Haifa Street residents begin coming back out into the streets that were once too dangerous to step into, coalition and Iraqi security forces are beginning to lend a much needed hand in many of the basic needs.

  • Supplemental Funds Vital for Reserves, Deployed Troops

    Apr 3, 2007

    Army reserve-component training and equipment reset will be immediately affected if an emergency supplemental funding request isn't signed into law by April 15, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. Further, there will be serious repercussions for deployed servicemembers if the supplemental funding isn't approved by May 15, the officials said.

  • Major Unit Rotations Announced for Iraq

    Apr 3, 2007

    More than 7,000 servicemembers will deploy to Iraq in the coming months, including two units that will not have been back at their home stations for the year they expected when they returned home from their last deployments.

  • Looking Up and Down

    Apr 3, 2007

    Soldiers search a house for weapons and anti-Iraqi forces in Jabbar on March 16. The Soldiers are from Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Harmless Explosion

    Apr 3, 2007

    Sgts. Sean Bundy and Dennis First search for IEDs near Al Muradia village, Iraq, March 12. The Soldiers are from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The smoke is from a controlled IED detonation.

  • Brig. Gen. John Bednarak quote

    Apr 3, 2007

    Brig. Gen. John Bednarak, deputy commander, Multinational Division North, on March 30.

  • Sampey Takes First Win of Motorcycle Racing Season

    Apr 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey captured her first race of the 2007 season yesterday in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. For Sampey, who set the national elapsed time record two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla., this was her second straight O'Reilly Spring Nationals event title.

  • Honing Battle Skills in Korea

    Apr 2, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team are participating in the annual Exercise Foal Eagle. The exercise demonstrates U.S. resolve to support South Korea against external aggression while improving combat readiness and joint/combined interoperability.

  • Spring Offensive

    Apr 2, 2007

    Springtime ushers in a new campaigning season as Afghan, U.S. and other NATO troops in Afghanistan battle Taliban and other extremist elements.

  • BOSS Aims to Make Army Life Easier

    Apr 2, 2007

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program leaders are determined to make Army life easier for everyone aEUR" regardless of Soldiers' ages or marital status. "We are becoming the bridge we have not been in the past few years," said Staff Sgt. Toprane Coatney, a BOSS representative at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command here. "We have refocused our attention, the same way the Army has, to take care of the single warfighter and all of our warfighters.

  • Army to Field Improved Body Armor

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Army continues to upgrade body armor to increase protection from bullets and fragments, and soon will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The IOTV meets Program Executive Office Soldier's goals of providing Soldiers with the most advanced protective gear available while also improving comfort and mission effectiveness.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Department of the Army confirmed today the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of one corps headquarters, two division headquarters and two brigade combat teams in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, the Department of Defense extended one unit in Iraq and added approximately 2,000 combat support Soldiers to maintain the momentum of operations.

  • Blood Drive Record / FCS on Discovery / Soldiers Mag

    Apr 2, 2007

    Fort Carson sets record for 1 day blood drive; The Armys Future Combat Systems is subject of Discovery Channel show airing in April; The April edition of Soldiers Magazine is on the streets and the web.

  • Iraqi Mortuary Affairs Facility

    Apr 2, 2007

    Package of a U.S. Soldier training Iraqis to process their own fallen soldiers. Produced by Spc. Kirk Bell.

  • Female medics take lessons of forward mission to heart

    Apr 2, 2007

    Compassion on the frontlines of battle is a concept that few infantrymen or artillerymen would consider in the heat of a fire fight. For two medics with C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Spartan, the concept was far from strange: it was central to their mission.

  • Yuma Proving Ground Working Hard to Help Defeat Threat from Explosive Devices

    Apr 2, 2007

    Testers at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in southwestern Arizona are working hard to help the Department of Defense thwart the lethal threats posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and more recently in Afghanistan. Testers at YPG, a Developmental Test Command (DTC) installation, have been working six days a week, up to 14 hours a day, to test systems on a tight schedule and provide quick-turnaround test reports to military program managers responsible for system development.

  • Lancer Troops Work to Make Streets Safe for Iraqis

    Apr 2, 2007

    Making the streets safer for Iraqi civilians in their area of operations has been one of the main goals for troopers from the 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Personnel Recovery Capability Continues Process of Fielding to the Warfighter

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Personnel Recovery Extraction and Survivability aided by Smart Sensors ended its Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration and has since entered the transition phase expediting the process of fielding its technology to the warfighter.

  • Chlorine Gas, Child-Borne Bombs Show Enemy's Barbarity

    Apr 2, 2007

    The general in charge of coalition military efforts in Iraq condemned "barbaric actions" by al Qaeda elements in the wake of bombings in the northern city of Tal Afar that killed dozens of Iraqi civilians and injured scores of others.

  • Helping Hands

    Apr 2, 2007

    Maj. Joe Johnson, brigade surgeon for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, treats an Iraqi patient during a joint U.S. - Iraqi medical operation in Sadr City, March 17.

  • Ready to Cross Into Iraq

    Apr 2, 2007

    Spc. Kyle Huss loads his Humvee's crew-served weapon for a convoy support mission into Iraq from Camp Navistar, Kuwait. Huss is an infantryman from Company C, 1st Battalion, 121 Field Artillery Regiment, supporting Third Army/U.S. Army Central.

  • Brig. Gen. David Rubenstein quote

    Apr 2, 2007

    Brig. Gen. David Rubenstein, commander, European Regional Medical Command, on Apr. 2, referring to the first aid acronym which stands for: clear the "Airway," ensure "Breathing," check "Circulation." The use of IEDs has resulted in a reprioritization of treatment steps. Also, new procedures to stanch the blood flow have saved lives.

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