Archive: May 2007

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  • Where Valor Rests

    May 22, 2007

    These photos of Arlington National Cemetery were taken over an 18-month period. Several hundred veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are among the many servicemembers buried here. Arlington remains one of the nation's best-known and most poignant symbols of where valor rests.

  • Paratroopers Take Stock of Success in Sha'ab

    May 22, 2007

    In the first days after his battalion began operating in east Baghdad's Sha'ab neighborhood, Capt. Will Canda said he often saw the beds of Iraqi police trucks stained red with dried blood.

  • New Lab To Study Sports-Related Injuries in Soldiers

    May 22, 2007

    A new Sports Medicine Laboratory here will help researchers study sports-related injuries in military personnel during regular physical training, combat operations and recreational time.

  • Army Defends Interceptor Body Armor as the Best for the Best

    May 22, 2007

    After enduring a year of debate on the supremacy of its Interceptor Body Armor in relative silence, the Army is going public to put to rest any doubts that IBA is the best available and that it has out-performed other armor in rigorous testing.

  • European garrisons participating in Memorial Day ceremonies

    May 22, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army garrisons throughout Europe will be participating in Memorial Day programs being held at American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries this weekend, along with other planned events.

  • Victory in Europe Day

    May 22, 2007

    A U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, Belgium, color guard, under the direction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen, leads a procession of Belgian patriot organizations, civic leaders and well-wishers celebrating Victory in Europe Day in Ath, Belgium, May 8. Soldiers also participated in VE-Day remembrance ceremonies in the Mons, Brugelette and Chievres communities.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus quote

    May 22, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, Multi-National Force - Iraq, in an open letter to the Iraqi people, May 16.

  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality

    May 22, 2007

    U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today. "Force protection is the No. 1 priority of the U.S. Army. We value our Soldiers very highly, and we do everything we can do to ensure that they have the finest in force protection as they go into the battle," Army Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier, said at a Pentagon news conference.

  • Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed, Official Says

    May 21, 2007

    Since taking command of the Army's premier medical center, Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has restored the trust of patients and energized staff members, the Defense Department's top health official said today. Maj. Gen. Schoomaker took command of Walter Reed Army Medical Center here early this year in the wake of revelations of poor outpatient treatment for wounded servicemembers and veterans. In an open letter to Gen. Schoomaker, Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, praised the general for his leadership and said his successes prove the Army medical system is ready any time and anywhere.

  • Bayonet Training

    May 21, 2007

  • MK19-3

    May 21, 2007

  • Operation Baton Rouge

    May 21, 2007

  • Families Honored At Arlington

    May 21, 2007

    Families representing each of the five armed forces, in the war on terror, were honored in an Arlington National Cemetery ceremony Friday evening. Each family, accompanied by one of their services top-ranking officers, was presented a commemorative copy of "Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery" as a tribute to their lost family member. The book was produced especially for the families of each newly interred service person. Copies of the commemorative book will be sent to some 1,500 other families whose loved ones were killed since 9/11 and who are buried at Arlington as well, said John Metzler, Arlington National Cemetery's superintendent.

  • Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed, Official Says

    May 21, 2007

    Since taking command of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs premier medical center, Army Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has restored the trust of patients and energized staff members, the Defense DepartmentA-A?A1/2s top health official said today.

  • M-16 Qualifying

    May 21, 2007

  • Non-Tactical Hand Signals

    May 21, 2007

    Sgt. Tierney Nowland teaches the "Macarena" (a type of dance) to an Iraqi Soldier during a break from a cordon and search mission in Ameriyah, May 16. She is a combat cameraman with the 982nd Signal Company.

  • Never Leave a Fallen Comrade

    May 21, 2007

    Search efforts continue for three missing U.S. Soldiers who are believed to have been abducted by terrorists on May 12 in Quarghuli Village, Iraq.

  • Training Soldiers for IED Awareness

    May 21, 2007

    A soda can covered in black tape with a wire sticking out sits on a dining facility table. A gray artillery shell sits on top of a projector in a battalion classroom. A land mine is hidden underneath a stairwell.

  • National Guard Fights Wildfires

    May 21, 2007

    National Guard Soldiers have been helping to battle wildfires in many locations throughout the United States over the last several weeks.

  • President Bush at White House Commissioning

    May 21, 2007

    President Bush speaks at White House Commissioning Ceremony.

  • MacArthur Award

    May 21, 2007

    Cpt. Timothy Gittins received the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and in on TIME Magazines Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year List.

  • Families of Fallen Honored During 'Time of Remembrance'

    May 21, 2007

    More than 3,100 families and friends of servicemembers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument today to remember their loved ones during a "Time of Remembrance" tribute.

  • Gen. Craddock: Security Cooperation Critical to Promoting Stability, Countering Terror

    May 21, 2007

    Supporting the war on terror remains U.S. European Command's top priority, but the command also is striving to strengthen partnerships within the region and in Africa, the command's leader said.

  • A Measured Response

    May 21, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1144th Transportation Battalion, Illinois National Guard, conduct non-lethal weapons training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., May 8. The Soldiers are being trained by U.S. Army Operation Warrior Trainers.

  • Lt. Dan Band Rocks Hohenfels

    May 21, 2007

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The 12-member Lt. Dan Band, featuring actor Gary Sinise, kicked off its European tour here to the cheers of a full house.

  • AFAP delegates discuss family concerns in Europe

    May 21, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Shining a spotlight on community concerns and suggesting possible solutions, 48 delegates from Installation Management Command garrisons in Belgium, Italy and Germany met here April 30-May 4 for the Army Europe Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • VE-Day Celebrations

    May 21, 2007

    U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard teams celebrated Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 2007, in the Belgium communities of Chievres, Ath, Brugelette and Mons.

  • Army to Continue with Bell Helicopter/Textron Inc. For Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter

    May 18, 2007

    During the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Special Army Systems Acquisition Review Council May 18, the Army evaluated and considered options in the procurement of the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter to replace the rapidly aging and depleted fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warriors. The Army will continue with Bell Helicopter/Textron Inc. as the prime contractor for the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Army Chief of Staff Stresses Family Support

    May 18, 2007

    In a visit to Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Tuesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. emphasized his goal to support Army Families.

  • Cpt. Furat Awne

    May 18, 2007

    Capt. Furat Awne, an Iraqi Soldier, while accepting the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on behalf of U.S. Army Capt. Brian Ducote on May 17 in Washington, D.C.

  • General MacArthur Award to Captain Gittins

    May 18, 2007

    Captain Timothy Gittins received the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and in on TIME Magazines Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year List.

  • Stryker Operations in Baqubah

    May 18, 2007

    Strykers arrive in Diyala Province and conduct operations with other units on patrol in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • Unmanned Vehicle Management System Capability Under Evaluation

    May 18, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Unmanned System Common Control Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration designed to create a set of common joint standards and architecture for unmanned vehicles is well on its way to the joint warfighter.

  • Al Qaeda Chief Foe of Anbar Residents, Says General

    May 18, 2007

    Al Qaeda is the chief threat plaguing the residents of Anbar province in western Iraq, a senior U.S. military official said.

  • Meet, Greet, Eat

    May 18, 2007

    Spc. Christine Foster, from the 478th Civil Affairs Company, learns how to make flatbread from a Iraqi women during a routine meet and greet patrol in the Al Rasheed area of Mahmudiyah, May 5.

  • Jessica Lee quote

    May 18, 2007

    Jessica Lee, 18, a recruit from Waldorf, Md., during a May 11 enlistment ceremony at R.F.K. Stadium in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Works to Determine Identity of Fallen U.S. Soldier

    May 18, 2007

    Army officials continue work to determine the identity of one of the four Soldiers who were killed during an enemy attack May 12 near Mahmudiyah, Iraq.

  • ROTC Cadets Commissioned at White House

    May 18, 2007

    The nation's leaders gathered today to recognize a group of young people taking the first step toward leading America's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

  • General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Goes to 28 Junior Officers

    May 17, 2007

    Twenty-eight Army officers were presented the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for exceptional leadership skills by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Jake Tobin, MacArthur Foundation representative, at the Pentagon yesterday.

  • M1

    May 17, 2007

  • Army Ranger Named One of 'Time' Magazine's Most Influential People

    May 17, 2007

    Among the ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, the Pope and even Osama bin Laden stands Army ranger and combat veteran Capt. Timothy Gittins.

  • Troops and First Responders Test Exercise Response

    May 17, 2007

    Troops and first responders at Forward Operating Base Q-West put their chemical training to the test May 10, during a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exercise. The exercise was designed to assess how prepared Soldiers are in the event of a VBIED. Role players and Hollywood-style special effects makeup added to the realism.

  • Reconstructing Ramadi

    May 17, 2007

    The US Army Corps of Engineers helps reconstruct Ramadi's dated electrical and plumbing systems.

  • Fort Carson Encroachment

    May 17, 2007

    Fort Carson creates partnerships while sustaining training capability. James William reports.

  • IMCOM-E boxing tourney packs a punch

    May 17, 2007

    STUTTGART, Germany aEUR" An hour before his welterweight championship bout, Cedric Benson skipped rope on the track just outside the Patch Barracks Fitness Center here.

  • $20K Bonus, Other Incentives Available for Some Active-duty Captains

    May 17, 2007

    A new Critical Skills Retention Bonus of $20 thousand is available to more than 7,000 regular-Army captains who agree to remain on active duty beyond their initial active-duty service obligation.

  • Reserve Soldier Awarded Bronze Star Training Iraqi Policemen

    Sep 22, 2014

    In 2006, Maj. Derek P. Bonaldo deployed to help train and support Iraqi policemen. As part of the transition team, he frequently went out on missions with the policemen, oftentimes encountering enemies who attacked with IEDs, small arms, and mortars.

  • Bonuses / Afghanistan Rotations

    May 16, 2007

    General Casey says mid-level officers and NCOs could see bonuses; DoD announces next units for Afghanistan rotation.

  • Medical Aid

    May 16, 2007

    A US Physicians Assistant and an Iraqi Surgeon reopen a clinic in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • Training in Utah

    May 16, 2007

    Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and Air Force personnel conduct a combat search and rescue exercise at the Utah Test and Training Range in Sandy, Utah, on May 3.

  • All Clear in This Pipe

    May 16, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Larry Clapper checks the area for snipers while pulling security inside of an unused sewage pipe during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi Army in Mansour, April 14. He is from Company A, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • KFW Fosters Friendship Forged on Battlefield

    May 16, 2007

    The 2007 2ID KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week, which took place April 30-May 3, enabled Korean and U.S. Soldiers the opportunity to forge new friendships as they played sports at their battalions before coming to Camp Casey for the championship games.

  • New Systems Test Military, Civilian Communications During Exercise

    May 16, 2007

    Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge 2007, a two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies, is proving the capabilities of the Incident Command System.

  • Carson Encroachment

    May 16, 2007

    Fort Carson Environmental Resource Managers develop strong civic partnerships and pursue conservation easements in order to sustain the installations ability to train.

  • Toby Keith to play at Wiesbaden

    May 16, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany aEUR" Country-music superstar Toby Keith is set to embark on his fifth overseas USO tour, including a show at Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • 23 Officers to Join Army Ranks at White House Commissioning Ceremony

    May 16, 2007

    President George W. Bush will host a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for 55 Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets at the White House May 17.

  • Attaches Survey U.S. Disaster-Response Capabilities

    May 16, 2007

    Attaches from Serbia, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, Bolivia and Hungary got a first-hand look at U.S. military and civilian first responders' ability to respond to a catastrophe at the National Guard's Vigilant Guard exercise in Indiana on May 12.

  • Charlie Daniels Supports Florida Troops

    May 16, 2007

    The Charlie Daniels Band treated Florida veterans to a special performance at the Florida State Fairgrounds' Ford Amphitheater here May 11. The show was the second stop of the 2007 Volunteer Jam Tour.

  • Helping Hand

    May 16, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Nick Crosby helps an Iraqi woman cross a street during a cordon and search mission in Al Risalah, May 8. Crosby is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Sgt. John Keith quote

    May 16, 2007

    Army Sgt. John Keith, a Wounded Warrior, speaking of his fellow Wounded Warrior, Army Lt. Col. Dennis Walburn, at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 15, during a ceremonial cane presentation.

  • Military Spouse Day / Couple Re-Enlists

    May 15, 2007

    President Bush meets with numerous Honorees at a White House ceremony honoring Military Spouse Day; A married Army couple re-enlist together on their 6th Anniversary in Afghanistan.

  • Wounded Soldiers Kayak With Team River Runner

    May 15, 2007

    Wounded Soldiers recovering at WRAMC learn how to kayak with the Potomac Rivers Runners. Crystal Park has the story.

  • U.S., ROK Female Soldiers Gather for Day of Fun

    May 15, 2007

    The Soldiers approached the mats to begin making straw crafts and took off their shoes as a sign of respect. They sat down and worked together with their ROK Army partners to create baskets filled with hard-boiled eggs.

  • Soldiers Keep Tradition Going with Historic March

    May 15, 2007

    More than 800 Soldiers from all over the 2nd Infantry Division participated in a strenuous 26.2-mile road march through Camp Casey, Camp Hovey and the surrounding community April 26-27.

  • Proposed Cuts Endanger Army's Future Combat System

    May 15, 2007

    Proposed cuts to the Army's Future Combat Systems endanger a program that would improve military capabilities today and in the future, said Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, the service's director of force development and deputy chief of staff.

  • Deployment Awards Showcase Unit Excellence

    May 15, 2007

    Active-duty and reserve-component units that deploy anywhere in the world have the opportunity to showcase their training or contingency deployment successes by entering the 2008 annual Army Chief of Staff Deployment Excellence Awards for deployments made between Dec. 1, 2006, and Nov. 03, 2007.

  • Civilians Enlist in War Effort

    May 15, 2007

    Army Civilians and Contractors, as well as locals in other countries working with U.S. forces, are rebuilding the infrastructure, providing security and producing war materiel. These dedicated men and women aEUR" often in harm's way aEUR" are essential to the Army's mission.

  • Blocking Flow of 'Accelerants' Critical to Baghdad Security

    May 15, 2007

    Restricting the northward passage of weapons and other enablers of violence from southern Iraq into Baghdad is crucial to stabilizing the Iraqi capital, a U.S. general said.

  • Gen. Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for 'Persistent Conflict'

    May 15, 2007

    The U.S. military is involved in a "persistent conflict," and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said.

  • Big Sky Country

    May 15, 2007

    Snipers from the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, provide overwatch security during a town meeting in Dey Yak, Afghanistan.

  • Capt. Gerald Resmondo quote

    May 15, 2007

    Army Capt. Gerald Resmondo, 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad, May 14.

  • Defense Department Blocks Internet Sites to Protect Grid

    May 15, 2007

    The Defense Department is blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said yesterday.

  • Avenger

    May 14, 2007

  • Washington Nationals Honor Military Service

    May 14, 2007

    The Washington Nationals baseball team saluted the U.S. military during an evening pre-game program May 11 that featured fireworks, a group enlistment and servicemembers tossing ceremonial pitches.

  • Avenger

    May 14, 2007

  • Aveneger

    May 14, 2007

  • Patriot Missile System

    May 14, 2007

  • Patriot Missle System

    May 14, 2007

  • Patriot Missle System

    May 14, 2007

  • Apache

    May 14, 2007

  • Apache

    May 14, 2007

  • Black Hawk

    May 14, 2007

  • Black Hawk

    May 14, 2007

  • CH47

    May 14, 2007

  • CH47

    May 14, 2007

  • With the 3rd Stryker in Baghdad

    May 14, 2007

    Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, search for weapons caches and insurgents during a clearing mission in Baghdad on May 6.

  • CH47

    May 14, 2007

  • Kiowa

    May 14, 2007

  • Kiowa

    May 14, 2007

  • Kiowa

    May 14, 2007

  • Javelin

    May 14, 2007

  • Javelin

    May 14, 2007

  • Javelin

    May 14, 2007

  • TOW

    May 14, 2007

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    May 14, 2007

  • TOW

    May 14, 2007

  • Bayonet

    May 14, 2007

  • Bayonet

    May 14, 2007

  • M4

    May 14, 2007

  • M4

    May 14, 2007

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