Archive: Oct 2008

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  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • 1-10 CAB deploys to Iraq

    Oct 31, 2008

    1/10 CAB Deploys from Hunter Army Airfield

  • AKO recognized by DOD as information delivery standard

    Oct 31, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, having just achieved itAca,!a,,cs one billionth user log on at the end of September, received a third place award for improving information delivery and saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars by providing a portal that will become the standard for all DoD agencies.

  • BNCOC Comes to Stewart

    Oct 31, 2008

  • 3/7 Cav Soldiers Experience Navy Blue

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ID go aboard U.S. Navy Submarine.

  • 3rd ID, Communities Join Forces To 'Make a Difference'

    Oct 31, 2008

    The Marne Division proclaimed Oct. 20-25 as the 3ID Week of Volunteerism in support of Make A Difference Day with 15 major community projects throughout the Savannah and Hinesville areas.

  • Army Materiel Command supports warriors in transition with Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from the Warrior Transition Brigade on Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt course sponsored by Army Materiel Command Sept. 8-12. The Warrior Transition BrigadeAca,!a,,cs sole mission is to heal Soldiers returning from war and help them successfully return to duty or transition to civilian life. Its role in healing and caring for Soldiers and their families is crucial to the success of both the Soldier who has served so valiantly and the Army as a whole.

  • Fort Stewart observes Hispanic Heritage Day

    Oct 31, 2008

    Hispanic Heritage Observed at Fort Stewart

  • USASOC honors clandestine SF unit from Vietnam War

    Oct 31, 2008

    One of the most decorated units in Special Forces history was honored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in a ceremony here, Oct. 24. Project Delta, Detachment B-52, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the most decorated single unit in the Vietnam War, had a memorial stone dedicated in their honor and placed in the Memorial Plaza at the USASOC headquarters.

  • November: Warrior Care Month for Army, DOD

    Oct 31, 2008

    Beginning Nov. 5, the Army and its sister services will direct national attention to one of the Defense Department's highest priorities -- wounded and ill warriors. As directed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, November has been designated as "Warrior Care Month." Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces has events planned during the month to highlight warrior care.

  • Engaging targets

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers train to sharpen their marksmanship skills on a firing range. However, in actual combat, with the enemy shooting at them, hitting their Aca,!A"targetsAca,!A? can be much more difficult.

  • Soldiers get in the game with DISE

    Oct 31, 2008

    Imagine an exercise where Soldiers move around in full body armor, storm into Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites, travel in Humvees or Strykers, fire their weapons at Aca,!A"enemyAca,!A? combatants, call in support from Army helicopters, encounter improvised explosive devices, conduct convoy operations, and maybe even take a simulated bullet.

  • JMTC vehicle simulators

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Training Support Activity-Europe, Soldiers hone their heavy-equipment operating skills using the Mobile-Close Combat Tactical Trainer, and receive enhanced training for light-wheeled vehicles using the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer.

  • JMTC Medical Training Facility in Europe

    Oct 31, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers are ambushed upon entering a small building. In a room filled with smoke, the sounds of gunfire, explosions and screams of agony, the Soldiers find several casualties with a multitude of injuries. The Soldiers treat the wounded.

  • Army veteran puts long-drive energy into FMWR youth sports programs

    Oct 31, 2008

    The second-placer finisher in the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship wishes more kids would get involved with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Child, Youth and School Services Sports and Fitness programs.

  • I Corps prepares for deployment during Unified Endeavor

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers with I Corps Headquarters and its subordinate staff here wrapped up participation in a week-long mission rehearsal exercise meant to prepare them for their upcoming mission as Multinational Corps-Iraq.

  • Soldiers volunteer to make a difference

    Oct 31, 2008

    Once a year, Fort Lewis organizations and units adopt volunteer projects, either on or off post. This year, Fort Lewis volunteers supported eight local communities Oct. 24 and 25.

  • Butterflies lead to new live-fire capability

    Oct 31, 2008

    Thank black, white and orange TaylorAca,!a,,cs checkerspot butterflies with their 2-inch wingspans for a new, realistic Fort Lewis training venue. Likewise thank the Euphydryas editha taylori, as theyAca,!a,,cre also known, for helping Stryker companies to fulfill the I Corps commanding generalAca,!a,,cs first priority Aca,!" to train units to fight and win.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to Giftstoarmy.army.mil in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. Giftstoarmy.army.mil will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Army nears field testing for flexible display devices

    Oct 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army is two to three years from field testing communication devices with flexible display screens, said the director of the Flexible Display Center at Arizona University, Dr. Gregory Raupp, in an interview with online journalists Tuesday.

  • Digital University: Training without sweating

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct always have to carry a weapon, crawl into an M-1126 Stryker ICV, don their interceptor body armor, or even break a sweat to train.

  • USARCENT celebrates 90 years, command takes on more responsibility

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers, families and civilians from U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) will celebrate its birthday this week with sporting events and a birthday ball, marking 90 years of service to the nation.

  • Happy Halloween!

    Oct 31, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division get into the holiday spirit early friday morning by dressing up for Halloween during PT.

  • Strong Bonds Retreat

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and leaders from the Big Red One spent three days together bonding through such activities as hunting and fishing.

  • Red Ribbon Week flowers, Little ones plant seeds

    Oct 31, 2008

    Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States and tends to be the first illegal drug teens use. Eric Powell, education coordinator, Community Wellness Center at Fort McPherson, plans to de-glamorize the drug with youths by educating students early in life. He encourages them to plant a different seed during the week to represent a bright future Aca,!" tulips.

  • Building bonds, Big Red One Soldiers hunt, fish, connect

    Oct 31, 2008

    Leaders and Soldiers from the Big Red One attended a retreat at Ringneck Ranch in Tipton, Kan. to strengthen bonds between the leaders with more than 20 years of service and Soldiers with 2-3 years of service. The group shared their experiences together while they hunted and fished from Oct. 13 - Oct. 15.

  • Tulips to spring up awareness

    Oct 31, 2008

    Volunteers gathered at Fort McPherson Oct. 25 for the 18th annual Aca,!A"Make a Difference Day.Aca,!A? Created by USA Weekend magazine and affiliated with the Points of Light, the main idea is to do good and help others. The magazine claims it is the nation's largest single day of volunteerism, where annually more than 3 million people turn out to perform thousands of charitable acts for others.

  • Messervy assigned as special assistant to the Commanding General - SMDC/ARSTRAT

    Oct 31, 2008

    Dr. Steven L. Messervy, a member of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior executive service, is being reassigned as special assistant to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Grafenwoehr shoot house: 'Like an action movie set'

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southern Germany, Soldiers train in a Aca,!A"shoot houseAca,!A? unlike any in the Army.

  • Service to Army ends after 39 years

    Oct 31, 2008

    To Steve Koons, nothing is more professionally fulfilling than ensuring Army units are fully equipped for their wartime missions. Koons, a native of Martinsville, Ind., is retiring after 30 years as an Army officer and nine years as a member of the Senior Executive Service, the highest ranks in the U.S. government. Koons is the assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, G-4, at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

  • 'The Great Gatsby' Roars into Heidelberg with The Big Read

    Oct 31, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the European Regional Library Support Center is encouraging everyone in Heidelberg to read Aca,!A"The Great GatsbyAca,!A? by F. Scott Fitzgerald and to participate in a series of cultural events throughout November.

  • Fire rescue

    Oct 31, 2008

    Fire Rescue team trains to save survivors on steep mountain passes.

  • Tragedy inspires WTU Soldier, wife to serve

    Oct 31, 2008

    For most people, Aca,!A"making good out of badAca,!A? is easier said than done. One Fort Jackson family that was struck hard by fate epitomizes the idea and hopes to inspire others with their story.

  • Burials at Fort Jackson National Cemetery close at hand

    Oct 31, 2008

    Hundreds of dignitaries, veterans and members of the community came together Sunday for the dedication of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The 585-acre property on which the cemetery is being constructed is located off Percival Road and was donated by Fort Jackson.

  • Therapy dogs

    Oct 31, 2008

    Therapy dog helps Soldier with PTSD heal.

  • Where does this go'

    Oct 31, 2008

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  • Fisher House Services reflect Combined Federal Campaign support

    Oct 31, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netheralnds -- The Combined Federal Campaign made a world of difference for nine-year old Olivia Knight when her family benefited from charitable services provided by the Landstuhl Fisher House, one of more than 2,000 charities participating in this year's campaign.

  • MVP challenges others to stand up to gender violence

    Oct 31, 2008

    The Caserma Ederle community invited a representative from Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) to speak at the post chapel. MVP utilizes sports figures to elevate the discussion of gender violence.

  • Army awards development contracts for JLTV

    Oct 31, 2008

  • Vicenza library offers new books, DVDs for special needs children

    Oct 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy, library offers new collection of books and DVDs to help parents and community members become better educated about children with special needs.

  • Michelle Cuthrell, Army spouse from Fort Lewis, Wash.

    Oct 31, 2008

    Michelle Cuthrell, Army spouse from Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Welcome home

    Oct 31, 2008

    Sgt.1st Class Danny J. Hocker, assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, is embraced by his family during a welcome home ceremony in Vilseck, Germany, Oct. 23, 2008. Hocker is returning to Germany after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Credit union donates entertainment system to Bamberg wounded warriors

    Oct 31, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Overseas Service Credit Union donates 11 Nintendo Wiis and four flat-screen TVs to Warrior Transition Units throughout Germany.

  • Hohenfels plans new FMWR initiatives

    Oct 31, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels strive to provide American and international troops access to one of the premier military training sites worldwide, while at the same time remaining ready themselves to deploy whenever and wherever needed.

  • U.S. Army Europe paralegal Soldiers compete for top Soldier, noncommissioned officer titles

    Oct 31, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 30, 2008) -- Aca,!A"The JAG Corps is really small, but we have a lot of pride, and itAca,!a,,cs a pretty distinguished thing to be competing,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Karen Shevelev, halfway through the U.S. Army Europe Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition. Shevelev, a military justice paralegal NCO with the Southern European Task Force Staff Judge Advocate office, was one of five USAREUR Judge Advocate General Corps Soldiers who took on the he daylong competition here Oct. 24. Competitors spent months training for the event. Each had to compete in and earn top honors in competition at their respective organizations before moving up to the USAREUR-level event.

  • Army chief of staff talks with GrafenwAfAPhr Soldiers, Families about deployment, transformation

    Oct 30, 2008

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Army looking at testing flexible-display devices

    Oct 30, 2008

    The Army is two to three years from field testing communication devices with flexible display screens, said the director of the Flexible Display Center at Arizona University, Dr. Gregory Raupp, in an interview with online journalists Tuesday.

  • Innovative unit training

    Oct 30, 2008

    Four Stryker vehicles of Bravo CompanyAca,!a,,c, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry regiment's 3rd Platoon hit their initial phase line in the late afternoon of Oct. 24, the fourth day of live-fire training on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Range 75.

  • Long Knives receive a little taste of home

    Oct 30, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"We go where you goAca,!A? is the Army and Air Force ExchangeAca,!a,,cs motto, and AAFES lived up to every word when it opened a new Post Exchange shoppette here Oct. 26.

  • Disability etiquette: basic points to live by

    Oct 30, 2008

    This is the final article of the five-part series regarding working with employees who have disabilities. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the Social Security Administration estimates America will experience a 37 percent increase in the incidence of disability over the next 10 years. As this population continues to remain employed, this percentage will stress the significance of proper disability etiquette in the workplace.

  • Commentary: Don't take your right to vote for granted

    Oct 30, 2008

    I still remember the first time I saw his eyes Aca,!" dark, deep, but full of pride, staring straight at my husband in his Stryker vehicle as if he were a soldier himself, lifting his pointer finger in the middle of the Mosul streets and proudly displaying the black ink on the pad of that finger. For the first time, that Iraqi man voted. You could read the freedom all over his face. That kind of freedom is the kind of freedom I catch glimpses of in the eyes of the man in my husbandAca,!a,,cs picture Aca,!" the kind of freedom that I imagine he waited in many long lines to experience that first election day. The kind of freedom IAca,!a,,cm confident he will never take for granted. Thank God that people like my husband make that possible every single day. Honor their sacrifices. Vote on Tuesday.

  • Long Knives can now dip spoon in a cup of joe

    Oct 30, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Aca,!A"Long KnivesAca,!A? can now enjoy their own coffee house with the opening of Green Beans Coffee Oct. 29.

  • Fort Carson makes a difference

    Oct 30, 2008

    Ironhorse Park is a place for family fun, but keeping the grounds pristine can take some work. Luckily, hundreds of volunteers cared enough to spend hours beautifying the park, playgrounds and common areas during Fort CarsonAca,!a,,cs annual Make A Difference Day Oct. 25. Soldiers and Families also worked together by doing general maintenance and cleaning the Fort Carson Military Family Housing Community.

  • Taking care of troops in Kosovo

    Oct 30, 2008

    The mountain, commonly called Duke, soars above the sprawling expanse of Camp Bondsteel, KosovoAca,!"a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo.

  • ASC Soldiers, civilians march for CFC drive

    Oct 30, 2008

    The sounds of marching boots and singing echoed across Rock Island Arsenal Oct. 8, as Soldiers and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command took to the streets to show support for the 2008 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • McPherson hosts 9th annual Youth Fishing Rodeo

    Oct 30, 2008

    Fifty youths from the Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem and City of East Point communities lined Fort McPhersonAca,!a,,cs Lake 1 Oct. 25 to cast their line during the Youth Fishing Rodeo championship held Saturday.

  • ASC hologram turns heads at Army symposium

    Oct 30, 2008

    ASCAca,!a,,cs booth utilized cutting edge technology implemented by PeopleVision, a contractor out of New Jersey. The display depicted ASCAca,!a,,cs missions and transformed them into a Soldier hologram similar to the ones seen in science fiction movies. Staff Sgt. Ready and Col. Ready presented two-minute briefings on ASC to everyone passing by the booth.

  • Army launches sexual assault prevention Web site

    Oct 30, 2008

    The Army has launched a new Sexual Assault Prevention Program Web site as part of its I. A.M. Strong campaign.

  • CG & CSM Corner

    Oct 30, 2008

  • Don't spend your whole day at the polls: South Florida expands early-voting hours and provides

    Oct 30, 2008

    Early voting hours have been extended.

  • Men Who Made History Make Lasting Memories For Themselves

    Oct 30, 2008

    Applause rang out Oct. 17 inside the terminal of Baltimore/Washington International Airport as elderly men and one elderly woman debarked their 737 aircraft to begin a weekend none of them would ever forget. Whether teary-eyed or smiling proudly, the World War II American veterans walked, caned or moved by wheel chair toward the exit of the airport and into an adventure some may never experience if not for the help of a local Colorado organization, Rocky Mountain Honor Flight.

  • Fort Drum firefighters earn award for bravery

    Oct 30, 2008

    Three Fort Drum firefighters were honored Oct. 8 for their acts of bravery during an emergency rescue they never would have wanted to encounter.

  • Veteran's book tells of days as POW

    Oct 30, 2008

    William Abbott fought with 31st Infantry Regiment when he was taken as a prisoner of war in 1950 by the Chinese during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

  • Education for Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2008

    Education classes are being offered to Soldiers in the Fort Sill WTU.

  • PGA golfers visit warriors in transition

    Oct 30, 2008

    Several golf professionals from the AT&T Championship, PGA Champions Tour, joined Warriors in Transition from Fort Sam Houston, Texas to play in a hole-in-one putting tournament Oct. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course.

  • Combat Olympics

    Oct 30, 2008

    The 434th Field Artillery Brigade holds it's inaugural combat olympics

  • Record numbers run for Red Ribbon Week at Kaiserslautern

    Oct 30, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers, civilians and family members of the 5th Quartermaster Company kept their promise during the U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs Red Ribbon Relay held on the nearby Vogelweh track Oct. 25.

  • FTX Tests Fort Sam, Fort Hood In Medical Logistics

    Oct 30, 2008

    More than 200 Soldiers from the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion from Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood, Texas, worked together as a battalion during a field training exercise Oct. 20 through 28 at Camp Bullis.

  • Fort Sill ADA stresses combat skills

    Oct 30, 2008

    Commander of new ADA Brigade at Fort Sill discusses ADA's role in combat.

  • A Royal honor

    Oct 30, 2008

    Two Soldiers are inducted into the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

  • Civilians deploy

    Oct 30, 2008

    700 U.S. Army Corps Engineers civilians are deployed, and behind every one is a story, a family, and a sacrifice.

  • "Wildcats" Move to Fort Jackson, S.C.

    Oct 30, 2008

    During a small casing ceremony held Sept. 21, Maj. Gen. Charles Gorton lowered the Aca,!A"WildcatAca,!A? colors for the last time as the 81st Regional Readiness Command.

  • "Wildcats" volunteer in local community

    Oct 30, 2008

    Military and civilian members of the Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs 81st Regional Support Command traded their Army Combat Uniforms and business attire for work boots and gloves during a community project on Sept. 26.

  • Chief: Dwell time increase will enable Army to balance

    Oct 30, 2008

    Soldiers and their families can expect to spend more time together between deployments thanks to continuing success in Iraq and the steady growth of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks, the serviceAca,!a,,cs top officer said.

  • Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Thrift Investment Board, which oversees TSP

    Oct 30, 2008

    Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Thrift Investment Board, which oversees TSP

  • Go see the principal

    Oct 30, 2008

    The principal of an all-girls school in Nahiyah As Sudayr, Iraq, meets with 1st Lt. Brian Galneau (left), 2nd Infantry Division, Oct. 28, 2008. The school has 75 teachers and 550 students, with as many as 50 students in one class.

  • Former USAG Mannheim fireman honored

    Oct 30, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany Aca,!" Thomas Tiedemann, a former firefighter for the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Fire Department, received a U.S. Army Europe Certificate of Achievement here Oct. 24 for saving the life of an elderly woman last year.

  • Army chief of staff talks with GrafenwAfAPhr Soldiers, Families about deployment, transformation

    Oct 30, 2008

    GRAFENWAfaEUR"HR, Germany (Oct. 30, 2008) -- Soldiers and their Families can expect to spend more time together between deployments thanks to continuing success in Iraq and the steady growth of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top officer told Soldiers and Family members of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs172nd Infantry Brigade here Oct. 29. During a series of three roundtable discussions and a lunchtime meeting with the brigadeAca,!a,,cs officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said dwell time -- the amount of time a Soldier or unit remains at home station between deployments -- will grow from 12 months to 24 over the next three years.

  • Operation Smiles

    Oct 30, 2008

    Stand-Alone photo of Sustainers from Fort Eustis helping local population around Tallil Air Base and COB Adder.

  • Army Awards Three Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Technology Development Phase Contracts

    Oct 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced Oct. 29 the selection of three technology development contracts for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles. As the central component of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs and Marine CorpsAca,!a,,c tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, JLTV will provide balance of performance, payload, and protection with increased transportability and expeditionary mobility over current tactical vehicle systems.

  • Army, NIMH begin suicide study

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health together have begun a five-year, $50-million research program into the factors behind Soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told reporters today at the Pentagon.

  • Army joins in America Recycles Day

    Oct 29, 2008

    America Recycles Day is Nov. 15. Soldiers, family members and civilians can make a difference.

  • 15th STB Soldiers boogie with Clarke Elementary students

    Oct 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out. . .Aca,!A? People dressed in poodle skirts, t-shirts and camouflage spun around while laughing and dancing to the Aca,!A"Hokey PokeyAca,!A?, R&B and a mix of 1950s era music.

  • Army awards development contracts for JLTV

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army announced Oct. 29, the awarding of three contracts for technology development on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

  • Commanding General

    Oct 29, 2008

  • 20th Military History Team uncases its colors

    Oct 29, 2008

    Humans have been recording history for thousands of years. From cave etchings to Internet blogging, people have been fascinated with capturing and documenting history. The Army Reserve has taken that enthrallment to the next level during a small, seemingly unnoticed Sept. 21 ceremony to unveil the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest tool to record military history Aca,!" the 20th and 23rd Military History Teams.

  • Thirty years later: witnessing monumental change in Army diversity

    Oct 29, 2008

    Few women who served in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps are still in uniform today. Only those who have served at least 30 years have the distinction as former WAC Soldiers and can remember a time when they served under Pallas Athene collar insignia.

  • "Wildcats" begin new Reserve mission

    Oct 29, 2008

    After making a 350-mile trip and spending more than a month in a drab green protective sheath, the Aca,!A"WildcatAca,!A? colors were finally revealed during an uncasing ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Spc. Thomas D. Caughman Army Reserve Center here.

  • French soldiers train for Afghanistan

    Oct 29, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany - French soldiers were at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center learning how to use airpower to sustain them as they gear up for their six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 'Black Jack' Brigade hosts Hispanic heritage event

    Oct 29, 2008

    Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division got a chance to experience authentic Hispanic food and dances Oct. 9, at the Howze Theater on post in celebration of the national Hispanic American Heritage Month Observance.

  • Camp Ur graduates new officers, enlisted troops

    Oct 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The Iraqi ArmyAca,!a,,cs Regional Training Center at Camp Ur, near Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq, produced enough troops to fill a battalion during the basic enlisted training and officer course graduations Oct. 15.

  • Iraq Army benefits by joint planning

    Oct 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hosted a joint-planning meeting with their Iraqi Army counterparts here Oct. 25.

  • 10th IA produces new route clearance team

    Oct 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The 10th Iraqi Army Division and the 14th Engineering Battalion from Fort Lewis, Wash., celebrated the graduation of 15 new Iraqi route clearance specialists during a ceremony at Camp Dhi Qar Oct. 26.

  • Serving those who served

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Presidio's Army Community Service and Residential Communities Initiative partnered with Rebuilding Together, Clark/Pinnacle, the Monterey County Veterans Office, and the commissary. Valerie Woods, Employment/Volunteer Program Manager for the Army Community Service at the Presidio of Monterey, organized the program this year and coordinated the efforts of the various agencies involved. Woods said about the process, "We identified veterans who needed help with home or yard maintenance in the communities of Seaside and Marina, California. They were: 1) an 82-year-old Army veteran with dementia who needed the front and back yard cleaned up and weeded - we filled a 30-foot trash bin; 2) a wheelchair-bound, 91-year-old veteran of the Women's Army Corp, also a widow of career Army veteran, wanted her hallway painted. She also wants her living room carpet cleaned, and we will be going back to do this with a couple more volunteers in two days; 3) a 96-year-old Navy veteran and his 93-year-old wife who needed to have the front yard weeded and cleaned up; 4) an Army veteran in his 80's who needed general yard work, clean-up, trimming of bushes. 35 volunteers worked four hours at this site. Everyone on the team did what each does best and contributed to make this event a success, especially the 110 volunteers from the military community and the military units at the Presidio of Monterey."

  • MEDEVAC 101 Aca,!" to save a life

    Oct 29, 2008

  • "Black Jack" tankers hit the range hard

    Oct 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas- The booming sounds of mobile armor bombard the ears of Soldiers from the various companies that make up 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range on Oct. 22. The Soldiers are on the range once again in preparation for their coming deployment to Iraq.

  • SMDC Training Conference Educates Military and Civilian Employees

    Oct 29, 2008

    The SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Training Conference, taking place Oct. 27-31 at the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., covers a variety of topics of interest to both military members of the command and civilian employees. Speakers from both within and outside the command are presenting on issues such as electronic warfare, computer network operations, exercises and wargames, and the Army Space Cadre. The third day of the conference, which is focused on civilian employee development and training, covers topics such as the Civilian Education System, the Human Capital Lifecycle Strategy, AKO Portal training opportunities, and other training requirements.

  • Public affairs specialist keeps proving her mettle in martial arts

    Oct 29, 2008

    People who have met Dottie White, the public affairs specialist, and who don't know much else about her also don't have a clue about her warrior side. Her quiet demeanor and glowing, fair-haired youthful appearance give the impression that she wouldn't hurt a living insect, much less a human being. However, people who have competed with Dottie in martial arts have a clear understanding of her fierce, warrior side.

  • Security Assistance Command Settling onto Post

    Oct 29, 2008

    When international allies are looking to supply their forces with top of the line equipment, they turn to those who have the equipment regarded by many as the best in the world. They buy American. U.S. Army Security Assistance Command oversees those foreign military sales from beginning to end. Aca,!A"You see how respected the U.S. military is,Aca,!A? Col. Catherine Lacina, USASAC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"These countries really want to be able to interoperate with us. They want the same equipment that we have. We really do lead the world, I think, in a lot of the technology and the quality of equipment we provide.Aca,!A? USASAC has been a major subordinate of Army Materiel Command since the mid-1970s. In fact, they are in the process of moving from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone alongside AMC as part of base realignment and closure. Currently they are located next door to AMC in a temporary location off Redstone Road. They will still be next door when AMC moves to their permanent facility. USASACAca,!a,,cs new building is being constructed as part of the new AMC complex on Martin Road.

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