Archive: Oct 2008

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  • Reaching out to Audiences from the Air

    Oct 29, 2008

    On the front of Paul JohnsonAca,!a,,cs 1969 Pontiac Catalina is a vanity license plate that tells the entire story. It reads Aca,!A"Lil Arpt.Aca,!A? ThatAca,!a,,cs short for Little Airport. Johnson, a former Navy jet pilot and now an aerospace engineer at Redstone Arsenal, can actually land and take off a 1941 Clipped Wing J-3 Cub from atop the Catalina, thanks to his ace flying abilities, and a specially designed catch and release system. From spring until November, Johnson and his comedic air show act Aca,!" complete with airplane landings on the car top, dubbed the Aca,!A"worldAca,!a,,cs shortest airport,Aca,!A? and speed races with his 1979 Ford Econoline jet-powered dragster van, called the Aca,!A"worldAca,!a,,cs fastest vanAca,!A? -- are available for small-town, weekend air shows throughout the Southeast. When he isnAca,!a,,ct flying, Johnson often finds the time to talk with school children in the towns he visits, giving them his own Aca,!A"in-your-faceAca,!A? motivational message of what it takes to make dreams come true. Aca,!A"I talk to a lot of kids,Aca,!A? Johnson said. Aca,!A"My message is about staying in school, staying out of trouble and doing your homework. I only get Aca,!EoeboosAca,!a,,c about homework Aca,!A| Aca,!A"I tell the kids how IAca,!a,,cve always wanted to fly airplanes in the Navy, always. IAca,!a,,cve had six dreams and IAca,!a,,cve done five of them. I wanted to go to college. I wanted to become a mechanical engineer. I wanted to work in the aerospace industry. I wanted to fly jets for the Navy. I wanted to get married and have a family. My sixth dream is the only one I have doubts about making come true. My sixth dream is to become an astronaut.Aca,!A?

  • Test Center Goes Green with the Fun of Bikes

    Oct 29, 2008

    Aca,!A"Going greenAca,!A? in the workplace is as easy as learning how to ride a bicycle. Learn a little about balance, grab the handle bars, give it some speed Aca,!" and away you go. The Aca,!A"Go GreenAca,!A? campaign is a national movement to make the environment cleaner and safer through energy conservation and other non-polluting measures. But for the 19 employees at the Dynamic Test Branch, Redstone Technical Test Center at Test Area 2, Aca,!A"going greenAca,!A? is also about convenience, getting a little exercise and having a bit of fun. In the past six to nine months, the employees have put up the keys to the branch Aca,!A"gatorsAca,!A? (John Deere utility vehicles) and opted for the speed of a mountain bike to travel to the six hazardous test sites contained in Test Area 2. Aca,!A"TheyAca,!a,,cve been wildly successful,Aca,!A? branch chief Steve Nine said. Aca,!A"We had three bikes, but then we had to get two more. The engineers use them every day. They actually get more use than we thought.Aca,!A?

  • Hixson wins Army MWR Military Long Drive Championship with 389-yard blast

    Oct 29, 2008

    U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Hixson won the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP with a 389-yard drive on his third shot of the final round Oct. 23 in this desert oasis golf and casino resort town.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Soldiers and Families in GrafenwAfAPhr

    Oct 29, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discusses trends for future deployments and the Army's structure with officers and noncommissioned officers of U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade during an informal meeting in the unit's headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany Oct. 29. Casey also met with battalion commanders, command sergeants major and the unit's Family Readiness Group leaders and joined several 'Blackhawk' Brigade Soldiers for lunch.

  • Comfort food

    Oct 29, 2008

    Army takes Gold in hot food competition at the Culinary Olympics.

  • Thinking man's range

    Oct 29, 2008

    Soldier's use their most powerful weapon: their own minds.

  • Deputy Program Executive Officer gives Positive Forecast in PEO

    Oct 29, 2008

    An increase in foreign military sales is keeping members of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space busy. Rod Summers, deputy PEO for integration, mentioned the rising foreign military sales during his talk Thursday to the Huntsville Chapter of the National Contract Management Association. He discussed the officeAca,!a,,cs activities and future. Aca,!A"Future is bright from the standpoint of all the FMS cases weAca,!a,,cve got,Aca,!A? Summers said. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve got a couple of new development programs. WeAca,!a,,cve got to keep an eye on our industrial base to make sure it stays healthy. But other than that, the future looks good.Aca,!A? Summers presented an overview of the office and its mission. Aca,!A"Summarily what we do is equip the war fighters,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"Our mission is to put equipment in the hands of the war fighters thatAca,!a,,cs safe and effective.Aca,!A?

  • Testimony continues in case of two officers killed in Iraq

    Oct 29, 2008

  • Celebrating 50 years of union

    Oct 29, 2008

    The pages of the scrapbook have yellowed. Fifty years have passed since some members of the then Army Ordnance Missile Command took a step which became a giant leap for their work force successors at Redstone Arsenal. On Oct. 1, 1958, the local affiliate of the American Federation of Government Employees was born. Thirty people became charter members of what was then Lodge 1858 of the AFGE union. Glenn Test is believed to have been the first president. Another charter member, Dennis Garrison, became the third president and went on to serve as the national president of AFGE, which was organized in the 1930s. Thomas Childers was the longtime treasurer. A 50th anniversary celebration is planned for Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Research Park, near Madison Square Mall. RSVP by Nov. 3 by calling the union office at 876-4880. Cost is $25 per person. Aca,!A"EverybodyAca,!a,,cs invited,Aca,!A? AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said. Aca,!A"This is a tribute to what we have as a result of their actions. And it says a lot about us. We started in a garage (50 years ago) and what we have is a nice organization now.Aca,!A?

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Union

    Oct 29, 2008

    The pages of the scrapbook have yellowed. Fifty years have passed since some members of the then Army Ordnance Missile Command took a step which became a giant leap for their work force successors at Redstone Arsenal. On Oct. 1, 1958, the local affiliate of the American Federation of Government Employees was born. Thirty people became charter members of what was then Lodge 1858 of the AFGE union. Glenn Test is believed to have been the first president. Another charter member, Dennis Garrison, became the third president and went on to serve as the national president of AFGE, which was organized in the 1930s. Thomas Childers was the longtime treasurer. A 50th anniversary celebration is planned for Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Research Park, near Madison Square Mall. RSVP by Nov. 3 by calling the union office at 876-4880. Cost is $25 per person. Aca,!A"EverybodyAca,!a,,cs invited,Aca,!A? AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said. Aca,!A"This is a tribute to what we have as a result of their actions. And it says a lot about us. We started in a garage (50 years ago) and what we have is a nice organization now.Aca,!A?

  • Two U.S. officers receive British honors

    Oct 29, 2008

    The award Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was bestowed on two Army lieutenant colonels during a ceremony at the British Embassy, Oct. 28.

  • Brig. Gen. William Mayville, 82nd Airborne Division deputy commander

    Oct 29, 2008

    Brig. Gen. William Mayville, 82nd Airborne Division deputy commander

  • Sons of Iraq registration

    Oct 29, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael McKinney, 2nd Infantry Brigade, and an Iraqi soldier from the 8th Iraqi Army, oversee a group of applicants waiting to register for the Sons of Iraq in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2008. U.S. forces support the Iraqi Army as they continue to move towards conducting operations without U.S. support.

  • World War II hero motivates Soldier

    Oct 29, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq Aca,!" A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier from the 10th Mountain DivisionAca,!a,,cs 4th Brigade Combat Team who draws his motivation from a World War II hero joined the exclusive company of Soldiers who have earned membership in the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club here in September.

  • Working dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military Working Dog Section, was deployed to Afghanistan with Rex, an 11-year-old Belgium Malinois shepherd, when they were attacked by insurgents.

  • CFC officials say there's still time, opportunity to give

    Oct 29, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- While a tough economy seems to be on everyoneAca,!a,,cs minds these days, overseas contributors are still reaching into their hearts and wallets to donate to this yearAca,!a,,cs Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, CFC-O officials said.

  • USARPAC Home

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Commander Discusses 'Jewel in Crown' of America's Military

    Oct 28, 2008

    The 138,000 military and civilian men and women of the U.S. Transportation Command and its service components Aca,!" the Air ForceAca,!a,,cs Air Mobility Command, the NavyAca,!a,,cs Military Sealift Command and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Aca,!" Aca,!A"are really the jewel in the crownAca,!A? of the American military, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USTRANSCOM commander, said in an interview here yesterday.

  • SMDC Participates in the Army 10-Miler

    Oct 28, 2008

    On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 5, more than 20,000 military and civilian runners gathered at the Pentagon to participate in the Army 10-Miler, ranked America's largest 10-Mile race for more than two decades. SMDC/ARSTRAT participated with three teams and more than 20 racers. The event is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and precedes the AUSA National Conference in Washington D.C. annually.

  • Long Knife Soldiers assist Iraqis in food drop

    Oct 28, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq Aca,!" Waiting in line, Ahmed al-Zahra, a local Iraqi citizen of Majarr al-Kabir, in southern Iraq, looked to his left and right as he observes the numerous people in front of him also waiting to receive their fair share of food.

  • Secretary Geren visits U.S. Army North

    Oct 28, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited U.S. Army North headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 28. ARNORTH is the Army service component command to U. S. Northern Command and is responsible for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities and theater security cooperation in the NORTHCOM area.

  • Garry Owen Battalion scores 'goal' in Amarah

    Oct 28, 2008

    Contingency Operating Base Garry Owen, Iraq Aca,!" Scrambling for the ball, the two men collided, both focused on the mission at hand Oct. 23. The man in red, a member of the 3rd Battalion, 38th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division, came to his feet first and dashed toward the soccer ball, while his blue clad opponent, a member of the Abu Rummanah District All-Stars, could do nothing but watch.

  • Depot ceremony celebrates making history

    Oct 28, 2008

    On Saturday, Army officials held a ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of chemical stockpile elimination at the Newport Chemical Depot.

  • Airmen receive Cavalry spurs for building new base

    Oct 28, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq Aca,!" After 12 years of service as a member of the U.S. Air Force, Tech. Sgt. Charles Tolbert, assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Detachment 3, said building Forward Operating Base Hunter has been an overwhelming experience.

  • Iraq's defense minister visits 10th IA

    Oct 28, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The 10th Iraqi Army Division hosted the Iraqi defense minister and the Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq commander here Oct. 22.

  • Long Knives host Vatican's representative

    Oct 28, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The Long Knife Brigade hosted the popeAca,!a,,cs representative to Iraq and Jordan along with several local business leaders and sheiks at the Ziggurat of Ur Oct. 23.

  • Chemical Weapons Leak at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Oct 28, 2008

    Army officials report that toxic chemical crews inspecting the chemical weapons stockpile discovered one M55 rocket leaking GB (Sarin) vapor within its air tight shipping and firing tube.

  • First-time marathoners win 33rd running of Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 28, 2008

    First-time marathoners with strong military ties won the menAca,!a,,cs and womenAca,!a,,cs open divisions of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26.

  • AW2 opens its doors to more wounded warriors

    Oct 28, 2008

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program has expanded itAca,!a,,cs criteria so more severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can participate, the programAca,!a,,cs leaders said in an interview Friday.

  • Testimony continues in case of two officers killed in Iraq

    Oct 28, 2008

    Claymore mine fragments were among evidence introduced Monday at Fort Bragg in the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez, charged with murdering two officers in Iraq.

  • Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2008

    Nine Soldiers receive Purple Heart at Walter Reed.

  • Army Wives

    Oct 28, 2008

    On the set of Army Wives.

  • Dynamic duo committed to veterans

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Program to provide free YMCA family memberships

    Oct 28, 2008

    Families of deployed National Guard and Reserve troops -- along with some active-duty servicemembers not currently stationed near a military installation -- are now eligible for free family memberships at local participating YMCAs.

  • Livorno exercise tests quick response

    Oct 28, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Livorno tested its emergency response capabilities by conducting an annual force protection exercise Oct. 22.

  • USAG Schweinfurt celebrates one year of Army Family Covenant

    Oct 28, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The Army Family Covenant, launched a little more than one year ago at installations around the world, solidified the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to the importance of families as a force multiplier. And the covenant lives today.

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

    Oct 28, 2008

  • USAREUR announces new Command Sergeant Major

    Oct 28, 2008

    Gen. Carter Ham, United States Army Europe commanding general, announced today that he has selected Command Sergeant Major Ralph Beam as the 14th USAREUR command sergeant major. Aca,!A"I am pleased to announce the Command Sgt. Major Beam will serve as my right hand, my senior enlisted advisor,Aca,!A? said Ham, during his announcement. Aca,!A"Command Sgt. Major Beam is an outstanding senior noncommissioned officer who represents everything a Soldier should aspire to be. HeAca,!a,,cs a warrior, leader, and mentor. He will continue to act as the voice of the enlisted Soldiers and their families throughout USAREUR. I know I can depend on him to set the standard that all Soldiers should strive to attain.Aca,!A?

  • 33rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 28, 2008

    2nd Lt. Kenneth Foster and Jose Miranda of Mexico receive water during the 33rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26. Foster set the pace for a lead pack of five runners through 11 miles before fading to a 10th-place finish with a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes, 29 seconds. Miranda finished sixth in 2:26:48. Andrew Dumm, 23, of Washington, won the 26.2-mile race with a time of 2:22:42 in his first marathon.

  • Brussels Garrison Receives Quality of Life Award

    Oct 28, 2008

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Elite U.S. military leadership saluted U.S. Army Garrison Brussels employees on both sides of the Atlantic this month for their exceptional support of Soldiers and their Families through the Aca,!A"BrusselsAca,!a,,c Information Fair.Aca,!A?

  • Schinnen Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Hotlines

    Oct 28, 2008

    Have you been sexually assaulted' Then call 0031-61-297-3591 to contact the USAG Schinnen Sexual Assault Prevention and Response hotline. Do you want to report domestic violence or child abuse' Then call 0031-63-072-6152 to contact the Family Advocacy Program Manager. The phone number to the USAG Schinnen Military Police Desk is 0031-46-443-7555; for other emergencies call 112. Everyone has the right to feel free from harm.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command parachute riggers 'resetting' thousands of chutes for jum

    Oct 28, 2008

    MIESAU ARMY DEPOT, Germany (Oct. 27, 2008) -- Parachute riggers are an airborne SoldierAca,!a,,cs best friend. When a Soldier jumps out of an airplane, he wants to be confident his parachute will be fully functional -- especially when something as small as string can render a chute inoperable. Aca,!A"We are what keeps the airborne, airborne,Aca,!A? said Warrant Officer Alexander Alvarado, airdrop systems technician for U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 5th Quartermaster Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Air Force detachment attached to 18th Military Police Brigade assumes responsibility for Rashid poli

    Oct 28, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq (Oct. 28, 2008) -- A detachment of U.S. Air Force personnel attached to U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 18th Military Police Brigade has assumed responsibility for all Iraqi Police Transition Team operations in the Rashid district, working alongside Soldiers from the Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Aca,!A"There are very few Air Force units that go Aca,!Eoeoutside the wire,Aca,!a,,c and thatAca,!a,,cs what we do every day,Aca,!A? said Master Sgt. Tom Daniels, a flight sergeant assigned to Detachment 3, 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. The detachment is currently operating as part of USAREUR's 716th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade.

  • West Point's first mother-daughter grads reflect on service

    Oct 27, 2008

    Class of 1981 West Point graduate Meg Kulungowski was a member of one of the first classes of graduating women from the academy. Now, she and her daughter share the distinction of being the first mother-daughter team of West Point graduates.

  • Marksmanship Unit first to win Sniper Competition two years in row

    Oct 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit beat out more than 30 teams from France, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Ireland and different branches of the U.S. military to win the International Sniper Competition for the second consecutive year Oct. 16-21 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army culinary team savors success with culinary olympics silver

    Oct 27, 2008

    After earning two gold medals in the hot and cold food competitions, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team was presented the silver medal overall Oct. 23 at the World Culinary Olympics award ceremony.

  • Army's first woman Stryker driver lives for challenge

    Oct 27, 2008

    A string of chances before deploying from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, enabled a Soldier now in Baghdad to become the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first woman Stryker Armored Vehicle driver, an experience she says changed the course of her Army career.

  • Picatinny police officers aide in search and rescue

    Oct 27, 2008

    Four Picatinny Arsenal police officers assisted a local community in searching for a lost hiker by using night-vision-capabilities.

  • Dark Days

    Oct 27, 2008

  • U.S.-NATO soccer team wins IMCOM-Europe championships

    Oct 27, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Going into the 2008 Installation Management Command-EuropeAca,!a,,cs Community Level Soccer Championships, it was anyoneAca,!a,,cs game, as no team finished the regular season undefeated. The SHAPE Football Club took the title with a Cinderella Team finishing third.

  • Picatinny engineers travel to Deutschland for greening

    Oct 27, 2008

    Three Picatinny Arsenal enginners participated in an exercise in Germany to help gather feedback from soldiers and gain a sense of needs required by the warfighter.

  • Oct. 14, 2008 - CSA remarks at Josef Korbel School

    Oct 27, 2008

    CSA remarks at Josef Korbel School, Oct. 14, 2008

  • Voices of the Past Speak to the Future

    Oct 27, 2008

    World War I was the first armed conflict the Army entered with an established cadre of female nurses. Wartime service enhanced womenAca,!a,,cs standing in American society and culture.

  • Fort Benning remembers Medal of Honor winner, WWII hero

    Oct 27, 2008

    Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Ret.) Robert B. Nett's funerl and burial services at Fort Benning.

  • National Infantry Foundation launches In the Footsteps of Heroes

    Oct 27, 2008

  • Youth obesity

    Oct 27, 2008

    TRADOC's Commanding General talks about youth obesity and resolutions to solve it.

  • Patriot Day in Chicago

    Oct 27, 2008

    Troops are saluted in Chicago's White Sox Stadium.

  • Dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 27, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team from here is awaiting news to see if a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge.

  • USO 'Warrior Center' opens to serve wounded servicemembers at Landstuhl Regional Medical C

    Oct 27, 2008

    LANDSTUHL, Germany (Oct 27, 2008) -- Although her road to recovery had taken her from Kuwait to Germany, family still seemed a long way from home. But within moments of cutting the ceremonial ribbon for the newly opened USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Oct. 21, Sgt. Sheena Whitney was visiting her mother and pet dog in Millersport, Ohio. The USO Warrior Center was serving its first customer and fulfilling the same mission it has accomplished since World War II -- to boost the morale of servicemembers and serve as the link between them and the American people.

  • U.S., Latvian forces train together for Afghanistan

    Oct 27, 2008

    Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers are teaming up with soldiers from Latvia for a nine-month tour in Afghanistan. They are in the final stages of their deployment training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.

  • 1st Armored Division, Iraqi army leaders discuss security cooperation in Mada'in Qada region

    Oct 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (Oct 27, 2008) -- Leaders from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and local Iraqi security forces officials met here Oct. 23 to assess security of the MadaAca,!a,,cin Qada region of Iraq. Participants focused on a number of issues in the MadaAca,!a,,cin Qada, including cooperation between the security forces and the security of the provincial elections in January. The transition of the Sons of Iraq to an Iraqi government-controlled security force was another key point discussed.

  • "Raw Materiel"

    Oct 27, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command rock band "Raw Materiel" perform at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 26, 2008.

  • Eva Creel, an Army spouse

    Oct 27, 2008

    Eva Creel, an Army spouse

  • Pre-jump

    Oct 27, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division conduct pre-jump parachute landing fall training during a joint forcible-entry exercise on Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 21, 2008. The exercise provides soldiers with training for contingency operations.

  • Bridging the Gap: Redeployment isn't always smooth for Army Families

    Oct 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side

  • Women's Museum exhibit features GWOT Silver Star recipients

    Oct 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army WomenAca,!a,,cs Museum showcases the most recent chapter of how women have contributed to the military with its Global War on Terrorism exhibit. The exhibitAca,!a,,cs centerpiece is a life-size diorama of the actions of Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester and the other members of her squad during a March 20, 2005, ambush by insurgents near Baghdad.

  • Senior Army leader visits Korea

    Oct 26, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The senior Army official responsible for installations and the environment is in Korea on a fact finding mission Oct. 18-22.

  • Engineers uncase colors in Hawaii

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 130th Engineer Brigade offically uncased their colors during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks Oct. 23. The ceremony formally completed the brigade's move from Germany to Hawaii.

  • Agreement to protect land near Fort Riley from encroachment

    Oct 24, 2008

    A small white tent, some tables and folding chairs were barely visible as they sat on the edge of an open field in a thick morning fog Oct. 18 just beyond Fort Riley's northeast boundary line. The temporary furnishings were set up for the signing of a historic land agreement that would protect the prairie land from commercial and residential development.

  • Aviation Brigade Honors Polish Officer - Revolutionary War Hero

    Oct 24, 2008

    CAB Soldiers help remember Brig. Gen. Count Kazimier Pulaski. Pulaski died in the Siege of Savannah in October of 1779 and was the highest ranking officer to die during the American Revolution.

  • Three Fallen Heroes Honored at Warrior's Walk

    Oct 24, 2008

  • Veterans Council Celebrates Veteran of the Year

    Oct 24, 2008

    Veterans Council Selects Local Veteran of the Year - Still Serving

  • Valor Recognized for Past, Present Service

    Oct 24, 2008

    Three Soldiers, One Veteran Receive Purple Heart

  • Team River Runner

    Oct 24, 2008

    The River Runner group helps veterans heal. The River Runner group helps veterans heal.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers Shoot for Foreign Award

    Oct 24, 2008

    3rd ID Soldiers compete for German Sports Badge.

  • Installation Officials Celebrate AFAP's 25th Year

    Oct 24, 2008

    25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan celebrated - AFAP continues to make momentous strides made for Families Army wide.

  • Beware of holiday loan traps; learn tips from ACS

    Oct 24, 2008

    Fort Stewart ACS gives tips to Soldiers, Families on how to avoid financial hardships over the holidays.

  • Commentary: Keep Halloween safe

    Oct 24, 2008

    Times have changed but it still takes all our efforts to keep Halloween safe.

  • Commentary: Bring domestic violence out of shadows

    Oct 24, 2008

    Domestic violence is like toxic mold Aca,!" it thrives in hidden, dark corners, but dies when exposed to open air. This used to be a hidden crime, if it was taken seriously at all Aca,!" either viewed as a normal part of family life, or as too shameful to be mentioned publicly.That is why Fort Lewis holds campaigns to promote domestic violence prevention. Every member of our community has a role in preventing domestic violence.Through our combined efforts we have a much better chance of pulling the infection into the open, where it can inevitably die and its victims can be returned to health.

  • Careful planning earns 'Quality of Life' award

    Oct 24, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like careful planning to help navigate through a challenging time. Faced with a Aca,!A"summer surgeAca,!A? of 6,500 Soldiers coming home from deployments between April and August 2008 that would swell the post population to 29,000, Fort Lewis officials spent months planning for what came to be known as Aca,!A"Perfect Storm 2008.Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers conduct bilateral training with Japanese allies

    Oct 24, 2008

    In its continuing dedication to supporting Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs areas of responsibilities, I Corps and Fort Lewis played host Oct. 8-19 to the Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs 22nd Regiment for two weeks of bilateral training.

  • SECDEF visits home of Army Special Operations for first-time

    Oct 24, 2008

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., showed off their expertise for a special, first-time visitor to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Oct. 23. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited USASOC for the first time since taking his current post in December 2006. Gates, who has said Special Operations Forces are the connective tissue for the U.S. military in the War on Terror, had the opportunity to talk with Army SOF Soldiers during his visit.

  • Flu Shots

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Specialist Laurie Choate, Health Care Specialist, U.S. Army, Pacific Special Troops Battalion, immunizes Sgt. Michael Starnes, USARPAC STB, against influenza. Units from Fort Shafter, in cooperation with Tripler Army Medical Center staged a mass influenza vaccination clinic for the post.

  • Exercise helps I Corps prepare for operational environment in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    I Corps is right in the thick as Phase 5 of the mission rehearsal exercise Unified Endeavor is the final collective training event at the Battle Command Training Center to simulate the conditions of operating a Multinational Corps-Iraq in spring 2009. Monday, less than one month after their deployment orders became official, the corps is engaged in a simulation from XVII Airborne CorpsAca,!a,,c point of view on a graduated time scale that supports an area that currently contains roughly 135,000 service members.

  • Soldier earns rare honor for heroic actions in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to the events that culminated in WaitersAca,!a,,c receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began and the first to a Fort Lewis-based Soldier.

  • VCSA at TBI-PTSD Complex

    Oct 24, 2008

    Gen and Mrs. Chiarelli are briefed by the head psychiatrist and hospital commander responsible for the TBI/PTSD Complex at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on 20 October 2008.

  • VCSA with Paralympian

    Oct 24, 2008

    Gen Peter Chiarelli, VCSA, Congratulates 1st Lt. (Retired) Melissa Stockwell for her Olympic performance.

  • VCSA Speak CC Signing

    Oct 24, 2008

    The VCSA, GEN Peter Chiarelli, speaks at the Community Covenant Signing at Fort Devens, MA on 13 September 2008.

  • VCSA Community Covenant Fort Devens

    Oct 24, 2008

    The VCSA, GEN Peter Chiarelli, talks to attendees at the conclusion of the Community Covenant Signing at Fort Devens, MA on 13 September 2008.

  • VCSA Reenlistment Ft. Bliss

    Oct 24, 2008

    The VCSA, GEN Peter Chiarelli, reenlists eight Soldiers in a ceremony at Fort Bliss on 20 August 2008

  • Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the CNAS Panel on Officership in a Time of War, Oct. 01, 2008

    Oct 24, 2008

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the CNAS Panel on Officership in a Time of War, Oct. 01, 2008

  • New Theater Signal Commander

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, passes the 311th Signal Command (Theater) colors to 311th Incoming Commander Brig. Gen. Alan Lynn signifying the official change of command from Outgoing Commander Maj. Gen. Donna Dacier during an Oct. 17 ceremony at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle.

  • Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the FCS One Team Breakfast, Oct. 6, 2008

    Oct 24, 2008

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the FCS One Team Breakfast, Oct. 6, 2008

  • Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, VCSA at Sergeant Major of the Army Luncheon, Oct 6, 2008

    Oct 24, 2008

    General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff, speaks at Sergeant Major of the Army Luncheon.

  • Nominations open for Employer Support Freedom Award

    Oct 24, 2008

    The Department of Defense will open the nomination season for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award beginning Nov. 3.

  • Aca,!EoeDiabloAca,!a,,c company secures high value individual at Medina Jabal

    Oct 24, 2008

  • Ready Army: Kids Fire Academy teaches youth hands-on safety

    Oct 24, 2008

    Kids Fire Academy teaches youth hands-on safety

  • Aca,!EoeDragonsAca,!a,,c conduct MASCAL training in the hills of NTC

    Oct 24, 2008

  • 3-82 Field Artillery Regiment Training

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took part in crew serve weapon and dismounted training at Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range at Fort Hood on Oct. 17.

  • Opening system to emerging players key to global future

    Oct 24, 2008

    Amb. Bob Hutchings, Diplomat-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, spoke in Bliss Hall Oct. 20 as part of the National Security Policy and Strategy program.

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