Archive: Sep 2007

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  • Thousands Take Part in America Supports You Freedom Walk

    Sep 10, 2007

    In the shadow of the Washington Monument and under the watchful eyes of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, some 10,000 participants gathered at the National Mall here Friday to walk in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk.

  • Timbuktu Sojourn

    Sep 10, 2007

    Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group and Special Operations Command, Europe, train members of the Malian army in Tombouctou and surrounding areas this month as part of the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership. The Soldiers, along with agencies of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development, also provide humanitarian assistance. Tombouctou (aka Timbuktu) was, in past centuries, an important commercial city on the trans-Saharan trade routes and also a center of learning and religious studies.

  • Hispanic Women's Magazine Honors Latina Servicemembers

    Sep 10, 2007

    Six military women of Hispanic descent were honored for their service to the nation at Latina Style MagazineAca,!a,,cs 4th annual awards luncheon held here last Thursday.

  • Maj. Gen. Carver on Suicide Prevention Week

    Sep 10, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army Chief of Chaplains, talks about 'Suicide Prevention Week'.

  • Jessica Simpson in 'Major Movie Star'

    Sep 10, 2007

    Crystal Park takes us on the set of Jessica Simpson's new movie about life as a Soldier called 'Major Movie Star'.

  • JPAC Hosts Talks with Lao People's Democratic Republic Officials

    Sep 10, 2007

    The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command hosted consultative talks with representatives from the Lao PeopleAca,!a,,cs Democratic Republic Aug. 12-16.

  • More Than 10,000 Commemorate Sep. 11 Anniversary During Freedom Walk

    Sep 10, 2007

    In stark contrast to 9/11, when thousands fled the burning Pentagon building, on Sunday, more than 10,000 people walked toward it during the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk honoring those killed in the 9/11 attacks, as well as the nationAca,!a,,cs veterans, past and present.

  • Suicide-Prevention Poster Contest Underway

    Sep 10, 2007

    The Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine is sponsoring a suicide-prevention poster contest through Sept. 30 for Soldiers in grades E1 through E4.

  • Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey

    Sep 10, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, referring to America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sep. 9.

  • VA Suicide Hotline Saves Lives

    Sep 10, 2007

    Help is now a phone call away for active-duty servicemembers and veterans about to harm themselves or who are contemplating suicide through the Department of Veterans AffairsAca,!a,,c suicide-prevention hotline at toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

  • Suicide Prevention: Watch Out for Your Buddy

    Sep 10, 2007

    In conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week Sep. 9-15, the Army wants Soldiers and their Families to know help is available to those struggling with issues that sometimes bring about suicide.

  • Defense Historians Document 9/11 Pentagon Attack

    Sep 10, 2007

    Nearly six years after a terrorist-controlled plane slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people aboard the plane and in the building, Defense Department historians have published a book on the incident and its aftermath.

  • England: Pentagon's 9/11 Memorial 'America's Memorial'

    Sep 10, 2007

    When it is completed in about a year from now, the Pentagon Memorial will commemorate the sacrifice of not only the 184 victims who died here, but also those who perished at the other Sept. 11, 2001, attack sites in New York City and Pennsylvania, Deputy Secretary Gordon R. England said here today.

  • 9/11: Keeping the Heart of the Pentagon Beating

    Sep 10, 2007

    Sept. 11, 2001, started beautifully. But by 10 a.m., the clear blue skies were marred by black smoke rising above horrific scenes of death and destruction.

  • Pentagon Memorial Tour

    Sep 7, 2007

    The Pentagon Memorial construction site was open to the media as family members took a tour.

  • Pentagon Memorial Progress Report

    Sep 7, 2007

    A progress report on the construction of the Pentagon Memorial honoring victims of the Pentagon 9/11 terrorist attack.

  • Spirit of America opens in Manchester, N.H.

    Sep 7, 2007

    Spirit of America, a two-hour live-action show produced by the Army Military District of Washington with more than 300 Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) and the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" opens in Manchester, N.H., with a 10 a.m. show at the Verizon Wireless Center. The show travels to Pittsburgh, Pa., for show on Sept. 14 and 15.

  • Stryker Soldier spearheads effort to treat 7-year-old Iraqi girl

    Sep 7, 2007

    How does a U.S. Army Soldier become a champion for a 7-year-old Iraqi girl' As Kempen and his brethren from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Aca,!" now the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Aca,!" saw their tour extended, Kempen renewed his resolve, and looked around for a way to make a difference.

  • SOUTHCOM Aircrew Evacuates 19 From Path of Hurricane Felix

    Sep 7, 2007

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, a component of U.S. Southern Command, evacuated 19 U.S. citizens from the island of Roatan today, prior to the landfall of Hurricane Felix.

  • 78th Avn. Bn. supports massive disaster relief drill

    Sep 7, 2007

    Japanese officials conducted the annual National Disaster Prevention Day on Saturday to ensure the city is prepared in the event of another disaster like the 1923 earthquake. In the Tokyo area, units from Camp Zama joined more than 200 other prevention organizations during the training.

  • Non-Lethal Force Training

    Sep 7, 2007

    Soldiers from the 130th Military Police Company, Tennessee Army National Guard, practice riot-control tactics at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., Aug. 25. The Soldiers will be deploying to Kosovo.

  • Schofield Barracks, Fort Richardson NCO Academies Named Institutes of Excellence

    Sep 7, 2007

    Noncommissioned Officer Academies at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Fort Richardson, Alaska have been accredited as Institutions of Excellence by the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. The honor is the highest level of accreditation the Army can award. USASMA and the Training and Doctrine Command accredit NCO academies every three years to ensure Soldiers are receiving the best training possible. Of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 28 NCO academies only two others have the distinction: Fort Lewis, Wash., and Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 1,600 U.S. Soldiers Aca,!" and about 50 international soldiers Aca,!" attend NCOA-Hawaii yearly. Another 1,200 Soldiers take the warrior leader course at the NCO Academy at Fort Richardson every year. This month marks the first that foreign students are attending the course in Alaska.

  • Previous Soldier of the Year Seeks NCO Title in 2007 DA 'Best Warrior' Competition

    Sep 7, 2007

    The 2003 Soldier of the Year will return to Fort Lee Oct. 1 - 5 seeking the Department of the Army NCO of the Year title. Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, 32nd Medical Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, who will be representing the U.S. Army Medical Command, said there isnAca,!a,,ct anything else he would rather do than compete.

  • Combating Fraud / Super Leads Program

    Sep 7, 2007

    Army combating contract fraud, new Secretary of the Army Task Force established; Army Recruiting Command 'Super Leads' program.

  • Private Elvis Presley

    Sep 7, 2007

    Recapping the days when Private Elvis Presley served in the Army. Master Sgt. Mike Wetzel has the story.

  • Soldiers Help in Nicaragua

    Sep 7, 2007

    U.S. Soldiers are part of a nine-person task force that deployed to Nicaragua to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Felix.

  • Combat Lifesaver Course Trains Soldiers to Save Lives on Battlefield

    Sep 7, 2007

    When Soldiers are wounded in combat, the most immediate medical care available generally is given by other Soldiers on the battlefield, most of whom are not combat medics. Many Soldiers training here are taking the combat lifesaver course offered by the 205th Infantry Brigade to prepare them for such situations. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm helping a Soldier save a life,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Stacey N. Edwards, a combat lifesaver instructor with the 205th Inf. Bde. Aca,!A"In Iraq and Afghanistan, nine out of 10 times, a combat lifesaver will be able to treat a wounded Soldier before a medic will. Skills we are teaching them here save lives over there.Aca,!A? The Army requires 20 percent of personnel in each unit to be combat lifesaver certified, said Sgt. Clint Higgins, another instructor.

  • Capt. Eric Brown quote

    Sep 7, 2007

    Army Capt. Eric Brown, who is an embedded trainer with 4th Kandak, 1st Afghan Border Patrol Brigade, along PakistanAca,!a,,cs border.

  • Stryker Soldiers Strike

    Sep 7, 2007

    Soldiers from Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, fire a 120 mm mortar round from a Stryker vehicle at Combat Outpost Key West, Iraq, Aug. 28.

  • After Surviving Sniper's Bullet, Soldier Looks to Future

    Sep 7, 2007

    In a decision that had more to do with simple human compassion than a desire to be in the thick of things, Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil volunteered for his first tour in Iraq.

  • Afghan Forces Take Lead to Secure Their Country

    Sep 7, 2007

    Afghan soldiers and police are increasingly taking the lead to bolster security in their country, U.S. military commanders say.

  • Iraq Violence Drops as Economy Revives, Officials Say

    Sep 7, 2007

    The plus-up of U.S. forces has contributed to a marked decrease in sectarian attacks and other violence across Iraq, while a bevy of programs is breathing life into the countryAca,!a,,cs battered infrastructure and economy, U.S. officials said.

  • Army training, sir!

    Sep 6, 2007

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers were among the more than 120 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who graduated from Air Assault class Aug. 24 at Camp Carroll on Fort Richardson.

  • Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. Quote on Improving Force Readiness

    Sep 6, 2007

    Gen. George W. Casey addressing the issue of "re-balancing" the Army in part, by transitioning the Army Reserve component to an operational force capable of meeting current and future strategic demands.

  • Army Leaders Page

    Sep 6, 2007

  • Patriot Day - Remembering September 11th, 2001

    Sep 6, 2007

    9/11 was a defining moment in American history. On Patriot Day, we remember the innocent victims, and we pay tribute to the valiant firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel, and ordinary citizens who risked their lives so others might live.

  • The Honorable Mr. Pete Geren

    Sep 6, 2007

    The Secretary of the Army (SA) is the senior official of the Department of the Army and responsible for the effective and efficient functioning of the Army.

  • Discussion Forum with Gen. Casey

    Sep 6, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., fields questions at a forum in Washington, D.C.

  • Welcome Home

    Sep 6, 2007

    On September 4, 2007, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at Fort Lewis' Sheridan Gym, to welcome home Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division advanced party.

  • Injured Soldiers Celebrate Life in HBO Documentary

    Sep 6, 2007

    Sgt. Bryan Anderson didnAca,!a,,ct hear the explosion that ripped his vehicle apart in southeast Baghdad. Aca,!A"I didn't hear it. I saw the light and the flash,Aca,!A? he said of the roadside bomb that changed his life.

  • Maj. Gen. Bostick on 2007 Recruiting Goals

    Sep 6, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Bostick talks about 2007 Recruiting goals being met and the quality of Soldiers coming into the Army.

  • Olympic Hopeful - Staff Sgt. Josh Olson

    Sep 6, 2007

    Staff. Sgt. Josh Olson, wounded in Iraq, is now a member the U.S. Marksmanship Unit and on his way to making the Paralympic team for 2008.

  • Airmen Deliver 'Buffaloes'

    Sep 6, 2007

    The new MRAPs, which are to phase out the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, are designed with a V-shaped and raised bottoms more than three feet off the ground to reduce servicemember casualties by protecting them from improvised explosive devices. The vehicles also increase mobility and enhance mission success.

  • AMC Deputy Commanding General visits Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Sep 6, 2007

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity hosted Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General (DCG), Lt. Gen. William E. Mortensen Aug 14-15, presenting a strong overview of the activityAca,!a,,cs operations and efforts toward continuous improvement.

  • Not Just Another Brick in the Wall

    Sep 6, 2007

    Soldiers, Airmen and Iraqi citizens enjoy a day of relaxation at the historic ziggurat, located inside Ali Air Base, Aug. 21.

  • Artillery Support

    Sep 6, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, fire 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah in southern Baghdad.

  • Fallujah on foot

    Sep 6, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi take a walk through Fallujah neighborhoods and markets.

  • Growing Iraq's NCO Corps a 'Decade-Long Deal,' General Says

    Sep 6, 2007

    It will take 10 years to breed IraqAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer corps, the general who oversees training for IraqAca,!a,,cs security forces said.

  • NCO Academy-Hawaii named Institute of Excellence

    Sep 5, 2007

    The Noncommissioned Officer Academy-Hawaii at Schofield Barracks and the United States Army, Alaska NCO Academy, Fort Richardson, Alaska, have recently been accredited as an Institution of Excellence by the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, the highest level of accreditation in the U.S. Army.

  • Schofield remembers fallen

    Sep 5, 2007

    More than 600 Tropic Lightning Soldiers, veterans, family members and government representatives paid their respects in a memorial service for 10 Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in a tragic helicopter crash last week in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Operation Gecko weeds out bombs, insurgents in Jurf as Sakhr

    Sep 5, 2007

  • Stryker crews train on new Mobile Gun System

    Sep 5, 2007

    Stryker brigade to receive the M-1128 Mobile Gun System

  • Rendering Honors

    Sep 5, 2007

    Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota National Guard, practice military funeral honor movements at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Fargo, N.D., Aug. 17. Members of the armed forces participate in funerals of veterans throughout the United States.

  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Provide Medical Aid to Hundreds of Afghans

    Sep 5, 2007

    Afghan and coalition forces provided medical assistance to Afghan civilians in Farah and Nangahar provinces, Afghanistan.

  • Say "Ahh"

    Sep 5, 2007

    Capt. Therese Kreutzberg administers deworming medication to a dog during a veterinarian civic assistance program, as part of Pacific Partnership at the Wallaby Downs Royal Australian Navy Base in Majuro, Marshall Islands, Sep. 1. Pacific Partnership is a four-month humanitarian assistance mission in the Southeast Asia and Oceania region.

  • Jahedi

    Sep 5, 2007

    Jahedi, director of the Laghman Youth Society in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard Soldier Pulls Family from Burning Car, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Sep 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Danny Stanley served a year in Iraq, but the awards for heroism came for what the National Guard Citizen-Soldier did back home.

  • Army Boat Supports Dive Teams Trying to Raise Russian Sub

    Sep 5, 2007

    Usually a transport vessel, the U.S. Army Vessel New Orleans is rendering itself as a diving platform for Army and Navy divers attempting to salvage a sunken Russian submarine in Providence Harbor.

  • Paratroopers Take Fight to Taliban

    Sep 5, 2007

    The Taliban's biggest advantage in past firefights has been their ability to dominate the high ground. But not this time.

  • Telling Soldiers' Stories

    Sep 5, 2007

    Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, speaks with Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander, Multinational Corps - Iraq, and Col. Jeffrey Bannister, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during a visit with Soldiers in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, Sep. 2. News media from the United States and other countries interview men and women of the armed forces in combat areas every day, and some are embedded within military units.

  • Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick quote

    Sep 5, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Sep. 4.

  • New Initiatives Raise Hopes for Army to Reach Recruiting Goals

    Sep 5, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Aca,!A"quick-shipAca,!A? bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today.

  • Compelling testimonials highlight CAAA Drug Awareness Training

    Sep 5, 2007

    As part of an effort to make the message stick and reach its employees, Crane Army Ammunition Activity went beyond simply telling people some drugs are bad, they brought in the people from their own communities who either have suffered because of these drugs or confronted their negative effects every day in the area.

  • President Bush in Iraq / Maj. Gen. Pollack Award / $20k Quick Ship Bonus

    Sep 5, 2007

    President Bush visits troops in Iraq; Maj. Gen. Gail Pollack, Acting Army Surgeon General, named Woman of the Year American Legion Auxiliary; $20k Quick Ship bonus still available.

  • Training the ANA

    Sep 5, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1-4 Infantry Regiment prepare for deployment to Afghanistan by conducting joint training with a platoon of Afghan National Army soldiers at Hohenfels, Germnay. Jim Hart reports.

  • Arctic Wolves Make Expert Field Medical Badge History at Fort Wainwright MOUT Site

    Sep 4, 2007

    The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) test lane of the Expert Field Medical Badge, test recently hosted by the Arctic Wolves of the 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, begins as the exhausted young medic carefully but quickly repacks his aid bag.

  • USARPAC Links

    Sep 4, 2007

  • Marshall and the Big Move.

    Sep 4, 2007

    Aca,!A"But Above All, a general should take care to have men of proven fidelity, wisdom, and long experience in military affairs near his person as a sort of council.Aca,!A? Niccolo Machiavelli, The Art of War, 1521.

  • Full Replacement Value Coverage Begins Soon

    Sep 4, 2007

    Servicemembers and DOD Civilians will soon be eligible for Full Replacement Value protection on most DOD-funded personal-property shipments.

  • First Strike Ration Heading to Warfighters

    Sep 4, 2007

    A new compact, eat-on-the-move assault ration is well on its way to warfightersAca,!a,,c hands.

  • Gen. Petraeus: Surge Making Difference

    Sep 4, 2007

    Gen. Petraeus says troops surge is making a difference in Iraq.

  • Two Twins at Fort Knox

    Sep 4, 2007

    Two sets of twins in the same company at basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Crystal Park has the story.

  • President Bush to Troops: Military Surge Working

    Sep 4, 2007

    The military surge into Iraq is working, President Bush told troops yesterday during a surprise visit here.

  • Tony Schumacher Rolls to Sixth Indianapolis Win

    Sep 4, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher marched to his sixth career Mac Tools U.S. Nationals win here Monday at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

  • Afghan Police Need Martial Skills to Engage Taliban, Army Leader Says

    Sep 4, 2007

    A new U.S. command in southern Afghanistan is working to improve the martial capabilities of local police who confront battle-hardened Taliban insurgents, a senior U.S. officer said.

  • Way Forward in Iraq Must Sustain 'Hard-Fought' Gains, General Says

    Sep 4, 2007

    The way forward in Iraq must be pursued in a manner that sustains the Aca,!A"hard-fought gainsAca,!A? made by coalition troops and Iraqi forces, a senior official in Baghdad said.

  • President Bush quote

    Sep 4, 2007

    President Bush, speaking to Soldiers and other servicemembers at Al Asad Air Base, in Anbar Province, Iraq, Sep. 3.

  • Flag Day

    Sep 4, 2007

    Spc. Austin Davenport, from the 318th Psychological Operations Company, passes out Iraqi flags to children in the East Rashid section of Baghdad, Aug. 11.

  • California Result is Another Learning Experience for Army Driver

    Sep 4, 2007

    Aric Almirola called it an excellent learning opportunity after finishing 31st in Sunday night's Nextel Cup race at California Speedway where air temperatures throughout the weekend exceeded 100 degrees.

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