Archive: May 2007

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  • Gen. Griffin Quote

    May 2, 2007

  • Faces in the Battle Zone

    May 2, 2007

    Soldiers and civilians in the battle zones of Iraq and Afghanistan are working hard, hoping and praying for a better life of peace and prosperity for all the peoples of this region.

  • 'The Day Pigs Flew'

    May 2, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, tells Soldiers gathered at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., April 18, that the Army National Guard had reached its congressionally authorized end strength of 350,000 March 30, six months earlier than projected. The Soldiers who created the chart were obviously very proud the goal was reached so early; thus, the humorous label on the line graph and sketch of flying pigs.

  • Army Staff Sgt. John Shannon quote

    May 2, 2007

    Army Staff Sgt. John Shannon, an Iraq veteran and patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at Lansdowne Golf Club in Virginia, April 30.

  • Ft. Bliss Curbsiders

    May 2, 2007

    Fort Bliss soldiers rely on Curbsiders to dispose of hazardous waste.

  • Army Racing Team Seeks Rebound Performances

    May 2, 2007

    After recording early departures at Atlanta Dragway last Sunday, U.S. Army NHRA drivers Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown will be looking to change their fortunes here this weekend in the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway. Mr. Schumacher, who has compiled four first round losses in the opening six events, heads for the St. Louis-area facility fourth in the Top Fuel standings, while Ms. Sampey and Mr. Brown are third and ninth, respectively, in the Pro Stock Motorcycle points.

  • Civilian Leaders Experience Lives of Deployed Soldiers

    May 2, 2007

    Braced against a strong, blustery wind, burdened by body armor and blinking away stinging sand, Civilians held onto machine guns in the Kuwaiti desert and fired their weapons at targets down range. Nominated by the military, 45 Americans holding positions of leadership in education, government and industry arrived at Third Army/U.S. Army Central's training ground in Kuwait in late April to experience the lives of Soldiers.

  • Overcoming Paralysis

    May 2, 2007

    Two years after a major automobile accident, Army Major Ron Upton beats paralysis and completes the Spirit of St Louis Marathon.

  • Airborne Artillery Training

    May 2, 2007

    Airborne field artillery crews practice to put steel on target. Spc. Nathan Bowan reports from Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Wounded Heroes Receive Special Salute

    May 2, 2007

    May 1, 2007, Chicago, Ill. - Lt. Governor Pat Quinn presided at a ceremony marking May 1, 2007, as the first annual Silver Star Banner Day in Illinois. Four wounded Illinois servicemembers received the Silver Star Banner in recognition of their sacrifice in service to our nation.

  • Iraqi Soldiers Hustle Through Basic Training

    May 2, 2007

    "We told the Iraqi Army early on that they had to train like they're going to fight," said 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Morris, Coalition Military Transition Team noncommissioned officer in charge. He and other U.S. Soldiers are ensuring that they do just that.

  • Corps of Engineers Rebuilding City's Electric Distribution Network

    May 2, 2007

    Fallujah is rebuilding its electrical distribution network, and so far more than 45,000 utility poles, 2,200 transformers and 2,400 kilometers of cable have been purchased.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

    May 2, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., referring to making Army Families a top priority issue in deployment planning, during a May 1 visit with Soldiers in South Korea.

  • 7th KSC conducts second HET movement

    May 1, 2007

    The members of Company C, 7th Korean Service Corps, with the help of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Cavalry Regiment, transported seven M1A1 Abrams tanks and two M88 Recovery Vehicles from Rodriguez Live-Fire Complex back to Camp Carroll.

  • 'Arrowhead Brigade' Commander Reports Operation Arrowhead Strike 9 Successes

    May 1, 2007

    A major clearing operation that wrapped up last week in Baghdad succeeded in preventing 3,200 roadside bombs, jailing 42 terrorists, and seizing enough weapons and explosives to outfit an enemy infantry battalion, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team reported yesterday. Col. Steven Townsend described sweeping success in Operation Arrowhead Strike 9, which kicked off March 20 to clear west-central Baghdad's Mansour security district.

  • Heidelberg Soldiers Taste Test Two New MREs

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers here have just tested two new rations being fielded for servicemembers this year: an on-the-go compact ration based on pocket sandwiches, and a kind of kitchen-in-a-box that prepares hot meals for 18 people with just the pull of a tab. Representatives of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Nantick, Mass., visited the Heidelberg garrison dining facility on April 27, presenting new rations and the latest improved versions of Meals, Ready to Eat.

  • West Point Speaker / Airborne Prep.

    May 1, 2007

    Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey shares his initiatives with cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point; An Airborne preparatory training at Fort Jackson increases rate of success for Soldiers headed to Airborne School.

  • Wereth 11 Remembered in Ceremony

    May 1, 2007

    During the early stages of World War II's Battle of the Bulge, 11 black U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion were tortured and executed by German SS officers. Though they have been gone for many years, their spirits live on in this tiny village located in eastern Belgium.

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    May 1, 2007

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    May 1, 2007

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  • New Stryker Brigade Takes Center Stage

    May 1, 2007

    The Army's newest Stryker brigade has gone public, with the help of some young leaders. Several units belonging to 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division received weapons in March and took them to ranges last week, officially starting their combat training.

  • Baghdad Partner - US Soldiers and Iraqi Police

    May 1, 2007

    Interaction between US lead coalition forces and Iraqi Police is part of the new military strategy aimed at bringing peace and stability to areas of Baghdad, Iraq. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Three Army Wives Find Ways to Cope with Deployments

    May 1, 2007

    Being an Army wife can be difficult. Being an Army wife at the 10th Mountain Division's home here can be even more challenging, since the 10th is one of the Army's most deployed divisions. Of the three brigades at Fort Drum, one can usually assume that two are deployed simultaneously while the other is vigorously training and planning for an impending deployment.

  • Minnesota Soldiers Enhance Bases, Safety for U.S. Forces

    May 1, 2007

    The sands of southern Iraq are seeing new shapes on the horizon. Construction is underway for "castles" built and manned by Red Bull Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Take Surveillance Efforts to New Heights

    May 1, 2007

    In the ongoing war on terror, intelligence on enemy movements saves lives on the battlefield. A small group of vanguard Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, took that crucial mission to new heights during their extended rotation in eastern Afghanistan. These Soldiers control the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle designed exclusively for enemy surveillance.

  • Watchful Eyes

    May 1, 2007

    Sgt. Luis Cruise pulls security outside a house during a combined cordon and search mission with the Iraqi Army in Ameriyah, April 25. Sgt. Cruise is with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Backscatter Technology Leaves Bad Guys No Place to Hide

    May 1, 2007

    Members of the 820th Security Forces Group here are set to employ a new high-technology search system in the war on terrorism that will help increase base security that also can deter acts of aggression against coalition forces.

  • Danger Highway

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment conduct a route reconnaissance mission near Mir-e, Afghanistan, April 5

  • Army Racing Represented at NHRA Southern Nationals

    May 1, 2007

    Top Army drivers compete in NHRA Southern Nationals.

  • A Day at the Fish Market

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Iraqi contractors are providing security at the Abu Nuwas fish market area in the Rusafa District in east Baghdad, April 23.

  • Earning Their Spurs

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade participate in the "spur ride" event, held at Forward Operating Base Warrior, near Kirkuk, Iraq. The training improves combat readiness and increases confidence.

  • 'Arrowhead Division' Commander Reports Operation Arrowhead Strike 9 Successes

    May 1, 2007

    A major clearing operation that wrapped up last week in Baghdad succeeded in preventing 3,200 roadside bombs, jailing 42 terrorists, and seizing enough weapons and explosives to outfit an enemy infantry battalion, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team reported.

  • Highlight of Their Day

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 9th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division eat their one hot meal for the day at a combat outpost in Shakarat, Iraq, April 25. They do have two other daily meals.

  • Remember the Alamo!

    May 1, 2007

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Drill Team (The Old Guard) perform in front of the Alamo in San Antonio during the city's annual Fiesta celebration.

  • Former Army medic and Wounded Warrior Nathan Potts quote

    May 1, 2007

    Former Army medic and Wounded Warrior Nathan Potts, after a 110-mile bicycle ride from Gettysburg, Pa., to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., this past weekend.

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