Archive: Oct 2008

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  • Long Knives, Iraqis go North during Greenville

    Oct 24, 2008

    TALLIL, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Calvary Division, 4th Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment and 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery units set out on Operation Greenville, a 4-day mission to partner with units from the Iraqi department of border enforcement, and the 2nd Iraqi Commando element that operates in the northern Maysan province Sept. 24.

  • Jefferson Award for Public Service honors local Army spouse

    Oct 24, 2008

    Wendy Sledd poses for a photo at the Federally Employed Women's Breast Cancer Awareness program in the LVCC on Oct. 22. Sledd, spouse of Lt. Col. Keith Sledd, an Army War College student, has been selected for the Jefferson Award for Public Service for her dedication to volunteerism.

  • I-BIZ program spark to economic stability

    Oct 24, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Partnering with Iraqi Security Forces to improve conditions and help protect local citizens means more than just securing the neighboring provinces to the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Part of the combat teamAca,!a,,cs mission includes aiding the local citizens in improving their economic conditions as well.

  • Long Knives talk logistics with Iraqis

    Oct 24, 2008

    TALLIL, Iraq Aca,!" The 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division sponsored a one-day logistics conference with the 10th Iraqi Army Division in Tallil Oct. 14.

  • British leader champions NATO role

    Oct 24, 2008

    British General Sir John McColl, Deputy Supreme Allied Command Europe, speaks to Army War College students and faculty in Bliss Hall Oct. 16 during the 2008 Kermit Roosevelt Lecture. McColl spoke about the important role that NATO plays in the world.

  • Long Knives host 10th IA Division

    Oct 24, 2008

  • Ronald McDonald House

    Oct 24, 2008

    The Ronald McDonald House comforts families.

  • Iraqi, U.S. artillerymen conduct air assault

    Oct 24, 2008

    TALLIL, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 38th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division conducted an air assault with the help of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in the Maysan Province Oct. 18.

  • Landstuhl opens USO Warrior Center

    Oct 24, 2008

    Within moments of cutting the ceremonial ribbon Oct. 21 for the newly opened USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Sheena Whitney was transported to her family and pet dog back in Millers Port, Ohio.

  • AFAP Conference allows delegates to initiate change

    Oct 24, 2008

    At Fort Polk, concerned Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees can take part in the Army Family Action Plan Conference. The two-day annual conference was held Oct. 15-16 at the Army Community Service Center and addressed topics ranging from medical care, consumer services and education to other quality-of-life concerns. Conference topics were submitted by the Fort Polk community and reflect their ideas about what needs to be changed both on the local level and Army wide.

  • WWII vet remembers Camp Polk

    Oct 24, 2008

    Growing up in the rolling farmland just south of DeRidder, Louisiana, in the wake of the Great Depression was tough. Just ask Lawrence Lacy. That's why Lacy joined the Army, a witness to the beginnings of what is now Fort Polk.

  • 'Ordinary' Army Reserve Soldier receives Silver Star for 'extraordinary' heroism

    Oct 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct consider myself a hero,Aca,!A? said Army Reserve Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske. Aca,!A"I was just an ordinary guy put in an extraordinary situation. I reacted based on my upbringing, training and compassion, and thankfully, it worked out in the end.Aca,!A?

  • Sustainers host AMC commander

    Oct 24, 2008

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Benjamin Griffin, the commander of United States Army Materiel Command, based out of Ft. Belvoir, Va., visited Joint Base Balad Oct. 22 to as part of a larger theater-wide visit. The purpose of Griffin's visit was to review on-going AMC operations including equipment fielding, retrograde, reset, and combat sustainment operations. Griffin was welcomed by Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, commander of the Fort Knox-based 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and received a number of briefings at multiple stops on Joint Base Balad including the Corps Distribution Center, 3d ESC's Joint Operations Center, and Fort Lewis's 555th Engineer Brigade headquarters.

  • Utah economic leaders discuss Tooele Army Depot's future

    Oct 24, 2008

    Economic development officials representing state and regional offices met with Tooele Army Depot leadership Tuesday to discuss the installationAca,!a,,cs strategic importance to the Department of Defense.

  • Company partners with TEAD to complete government testing

    Oct 24, 2008

    A company specializing in sensitivity and reactivity of propellants, explosives and pyrotechnic materials has chosen Tooele Army Depot for the location of their test site to complete work for commercial clients, the Department of Transportation, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Department of Defense.

  • Physical therapy, sports medicine helps aches, pains

    Oct 24, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- Caserma Ederle, home to paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, is also home to a new physical therapy and sports medicine center. It's a good thing as jumping out of airplanes and helicopters can take a toll on the knees after a few years.

  • Graduate learns about uncle's legacy in BCT

    Oct 24, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs been almost four decades since the death of national hero Audie Murphy, often cited as the countryAca,!a,,cs most decorated war veteran. Now, 66 years after the son of Texas sharecroppers first joined the Army, one of his relatives is on his way to creating his own Army legacy.

  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of the 20th Support Command

    Oct 24, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of the 20th Support Command

  • Elder Explanation

    Oct 24, 2008

    An elderly Iraqi man explains his communityAca,!a,,cs situation to Soldiers in the city of Abu T-Shir, Iraq, Oct. 16. The Soldiers are assigned to 7th Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment and are helping the local community take back control of their streets.

  • Bragg visit emphasizes need to reduce stress on force, Gates says

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Aca,!" Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates took time today as he toured facilities here and met with troops and their families to tell reporters the opportunity to meet the Aca,!A"incredible SoldiersAca,!A? of the 82nd Airborne Division and Army Special Operations Command was Aca,!A"the best part of the day.Aca,!A?

  • The Essential Trunk or Treat 2009 Guide

    Oct 24, 2008

    USAG Schinnen, Netherlands - Trunk or Treat 2009, one of the tri-border communityAca,!a,,cs signature events, will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. To make the event safe and fun for everyone we need the communityAca,!a,,cs cooperation by using the overflow SSO park lot, which opens 4 p.m. Trunk or Treat features lots of games for the kids, a haunted house, free bowling at the Schinnen bowling Center and of course, the always popular Aca,!A"Trunk or Treat Trail.Aca,!A? Trunk or Treat has become a signature event that draws participants from the entire tri-border region. ItAca,!a,,cs a great value that is fun for the whole family. There is a nominal fee of $2 or Ac'A!2 per person (your choice) to participate in Trunk or Treat. This fee covers the costs for all the candy given to children, a toy given to each child and the cost to prepare and operate the haunted house. Free "cosmic bowling" is also provided for children under 12 years old from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 91 years

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Warriors work together for WPI

    Oct 23, 2008

    During the War Path I exercise at Camp Casey, 210th Fires Brigade's Thunder Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received reinforcement from Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion's Kimbourne Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud.

  • Commander's Corner: ACS important in all phases of deployment

    Oct 23, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Army Community Service (ACS) provides a wide range of programs and support services to assist Soldiers and family members throughout deployment.

  • NIMH to study factors that cause suicide

    Oct 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Thomas R. Insel, director, National Institute of Mental Health, signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 23. Under the MOA, the NIMH will conduct a research study for the Army that will focus on the mental and behavioral health of Soldiers, with particular focus on the multiple determinants of suicidal behavior.

  • U.S. Army, National Institute of Mental Health partner to reduce suicides in the Army

    Oct 23, 2008

    In a signing ceremony Oct. 23 at the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to conduct research to help the Army prevent suicides.

  • Spouses join Soldiers for predeployment briefing

    Oct 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 600 Soldiers and family members became better prepared for their upcoming deployment at a deployment briefing and exposition, Oct. 17, at the Nehelani.

  • Military ohana enjoy ghostly experience

    Oct 23, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" While children gather under blankets, flashlights held sternly under their chin, telling tales of ghosts and goblins, a small crowd enjoyed a more adult version of ghost telling here, Oct. 18.

  • Former Army Secretary Harvey's portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Oct 23, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomed Former Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey back to the Pentagon Oct. 22 for the unveiling of HarveyAca,!a,,cs official portrait.

  • Couple joins Army together

    Oct 23, 2008

    Nineteen-year-olds Jodi Boatman and Shaun A. Blagg, both seniors in the fall of 2006 at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif., never knew the Army could provide them opportunities which real life wasnAca,!a,,ct necessarily affording them Aca,!" both in their careers and their marriage.

  • Symposium updates readiness group leaders

    Oct 23, 2008

    More than 400 volunteer family readiness group (FRG) leaders from Army units nationwide participated in the first-ever leader training symposium in Washington, D.C., designed and conducted especially for them by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Oct. 6 through 8. The symposium, entitled Aca,!A"Empowering FRGs Aca,!A|Tools for Leadership Success,Aca,!A? was held in conjunction with the first Aca,!A"Military Family Forum,Aca,!A? sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). AUSAAca,!a,,cs annual national meeting and exposition, tagged America's Army: Strength of the Nation, was held at the nearby Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

  • McPherson, Gillem join nation in recognizing Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 23, 2008

    A proclamation declaring Thursday through Oct. 31 as Red Ribbon Week was signed by Col. Deborah B. Grays, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Oct. 17. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, according to Moses Simmons, the director of the Community Wellness Center and the Alcohol and Drug Office at Fort McPherson. Although the start and end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October.

  • Geronimo!

    Oct 23, 2008

    Dr. Bruce Jones, injury epidemiologist at the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, jumps with the Army Golden Knights skydiving team. Jones visited the team to discuss a study of a parachute ankle brace.As an Army officer, Jones created the Defense Medical Surveillance System. The system's goal is to document exposures and health outcomes throughout a service member's time in the military.

  • Interview with Fayetteville, N.C., Mayor Chavonne

    Oct 23, 2008

    Pictures accompany an interview with the Mayor of a city so patriotic it's nickname is the All-American City. Fayetteville, N.C., neighbor to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is also home to the new Army's Army and the first Soldier's Sanctuary in the World. Sgt. Mike O'Brien talks with Mayor Anthony Chavonne.

  • Neurologist brings brain injury expertise to Iraq

    Oct 23, 2008

    Lt. Col. Margaret Swanberg, the only Army neurologist deployed to Iraq, brings especially important skills to the combat theater. Swanberg serves as the officer in charge of the Sgt. Robertson Aid Station at Forward Operating Base Hammer. Her dedication to the job benefits Soldiers all over Iraq, as she trains medics throughout the country on military acute concussion evaluation, or MACE.

  • Burn Center Brings Experts Together to Treat Patients, Research Solutions

    Oct 23, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Schlitz grimaces in pain as Spc. Steven Neveau, a burn-therapy assistant, rotates the burned Soldier's arm to keep scar tissue from freezing his already limited movement. Schlitz is no stranger to pain; he's been recuperating for more than a year at the Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center, a sprawling facility on the fourth floor of Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 40-bed burn center, the only one of its kind in the Department of Defense, comprises two intensive-care units and a care center for patients no longer needing around-the-clock intensive care.

  • Warriors receive honors

    Oct 23, 2008

    During a Welcome Home Warrior Citizen ceremony held Oct. 15 at the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Headquarters at Fort McPherson, Soldiers and their Families were recognized for their sacrifice and selfless service in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • Transition at Hanau

    Oct 23, 2008

    Lt. Col. Karrie Fristoe (left) returns Hanau Health Clinic's cased colors to the charge of Sgt. 1st Class Sean Tudlong while the color bearer, Spc. Stephen Phipps, looks on. The health and dental clinics at Hanau closed this summer, among a number of changes to Army medical facilities in Germany.

  • Flight Medics Get Combat Medic Badges

    Oct 23, 2008

    Seven Army flight medics assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, received the first Combat Medic Badges awarded to air evacuation crews during a ceremony at Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Iraqi transporters hit the road: General Transportation Regiment Graduates training at Taji

    Oct 23, 2008

    On Oct 23, the Iraqi Army's first General Transportation Regiment graduated from unit set fielding at Camp Taji Iraq. This is the first unit of its kind in the Iraqi Army. The GTR is designed to transport all classes of supply across Iraq and is a big step forward in IRaqi Army self-sustainment.

  • Premier Medical Group Inducts Soldiers from Department of Combat Medic Training

    Oct 23, 2008

    LTC Paul Mayer and SGT Maj. Henry Myrick II, both of the Department of Combat Medic Training, AMEDD Center and School, were welcomed into the ranks of the Order of Military Medical Merit in front of about 100 Family, friends, co-workers and fellow Soldiers, who packed the L. Marguerite Lines Activities Room.

  • Anniversary honors achievements of women warriors

    Oct 23, 2008

    Beginning this week and through mid-November, the Army will honor the achievements of its women warriors as part of a three-week Aca,!A"Celebration of Women in the Army.Aca,!A? The commemoration coincides with the anniversary of the full integration of women into the Army 30 years ago with the disestablishment of the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps by former President Jimmy Carter Oct. 20.

  • Army Retiree Serves Up Hope Along with Food, Supplies

    Oct 23, 2008

    Joe Sims has a habit of turning up in communities when things are at their worst. And with each visit, it is his hope that when he returns home he has left behind a community that has made it through the darkest days of its crisis and has shifted its focus to a better future. Sims is an American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, working out of the organizationAca,!a,,cs regional office in Huntsville. This retired Soldier and Vietnam veteran now spends several weeks a year traveling to areas ravaged by natural disasters, where he helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and supplies to disaster victims.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Words and Music

    Oct 23, 2008

    Two personal stories were told in different ways during Team RedstoneAca,!a,,cs Hispanic American Heritage Program on Oct. 14 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Nancy Archuleta used her words. Nestor Torres used his music. Archuleta described how she was a young mother in an abusive relationship who returned to school, got her high school diploma, went on to college and became a successful businesswoman. She was founder and president of MEVATEC Corporation, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2003 for $82 million. Aca,!A"You can make a difference,Aca,!A? Archuleta, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., said. Aca,!A"And you should look around you and ask yourself how can I make a difference'Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers Coach, Cheer for Special Kind of Athlete

    Oct 23, 2008

    Michael Richardson loves to make new friends. He talks to anyone who listens. He likes to give big hugs and he likes to hold hands. He is always smiling. Yet, Michael was a little worried about his performance in the 100-meter walk during the Madison County Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium on Oct. 14. He was afraid he would fall, that he wouldnAca,!a,,ct finish the race, that he could break his back. Not to worry Aca,!" Michael had two good friends on his side who knew all about encouragement and motivation, who knew how to make all those worries go away, who would be there for him until the very end of the race. Michael had the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Pvt. Matthew Schultz and Pvt. Kory Roberts with him all the way down the track. They cheered Michael on, they encouraged him when he wanted to stop, they made sure he stayed focused on the goal. And, just for reinforcement, Pfc. Shawn Anders joined MichaelAca,!a,,cs team of friends toward the end of the race to help him push to the finish line. Aca,!A"See, you didnAca,!a,,ct break your back. You finished the race,Aca,!A? Schultz told Michael as the Soldiers congratulated their special Olympian. Aca,!A"Did I win'Aca,!A? Michael asked.

  • President honors top SDDC civilian

    Oct 23, 2008

    Patricia M. Young, an Air Force Senior Executive serving as deputy to the commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, has been named a Meritorious Executive in the Presidential Rank Awards for 2008.

  • Picatinny vehicle storage

    Oct 23, 2008

    The first long-term storage area here at Picatinny was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

  • School money / Happy 52 USAMU

    Oct 23, 2008

    The Army scholarship foundation; USAMU celebrates 52 years of service.

  • 956th Transportation Company makes last load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 23, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Sounds Of 'Fall Fest' Fill Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 23, 2008

    Beneath a clear blue Texas sky the sounds of fall filled the air as the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2008 Fall Fest kicked off Friday with fun, food, music, contests and excitement.

  • Camp Bullis Gets Upgraded Convoy Trainer

    Oct 23, 2008

    A new version of the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer system will train deploying Fort Sam Houston Soldiers in humvee operations in areas such as basic driving skills, avoiding danger areas and shooting on the move. The system can train up to one platoon during a session and will become operational in mid-November at Camp Bullis.

  • Flight of three - inbound

    Oct 23, 2008

    A formation flight of three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Battalion arrive at Patton Army Airfield, October 22, 2008. The aircraft transported a group which included General Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command from Ali Al Salem Airbase to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • A Company Honors Fallen Soldier

    Oct 23, 2008

    Dedicated, motivated, committed and selfless devotion, described Pfc. Andrew Shields, a recent graduate of A Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, who attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston in 2007 to become a combat medic.

  • Expert Infantry Badge

    Oct 23, 2008

    Airborne Infantry test for coveted badge.

  • X-ray technology tests for lead, tin in electronic systems

    Oct 23, 2008

    An X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer will help make electronic systems repaired at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Army Post Offices in Europe offer free express mail delivery of last-minute absentee ballots

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 23, 2008) -- For overseas voters, participation in this yearAca,!a,,cs election began when they requested absentee ballots from their hometown election officials earlier this year. Some voters have signed, sealed and had their ballots delivered with time to spare. For others who have not received their ballots or mailed them before their stateAca,!a,,cs recommended mailing deadlines, there is still plenty of time to get ballots delivered in time for the upcoming election, said Lt. Col. Harry Turasz, U.S. Army Europe voting assistance officer.

  • New liaison 'face of Tobyhanna' for aviation community

    Oct 23, 2008

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs new liaison to the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) took the reins of the Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) office in Huntsville, Ala., about a month ago.

  • Reset cell coordinates repair work, equips warfighter

    Oct 23, 2008

    A unique three-person Reset cell monitors thousands of critically needed systems and components moving in and out of Tobyhanna.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Oct 23, 2008

    The Transmission Systems Branch's 18 employees maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test radio frequency and high voltage components for the Army and Air Force, in support of the Defense Satellite Communication systems (DSCS) and networks. Employees in the branch also provide technical assistance and support to the warfighter through the depot's help line or from the field. They are currently Resetting the AN/TSC-85 Satellite Communication Terminal. The branch is part of the Communications Systems Directorate. Defense Satellite Communication systems provide uninterrupted, secure voice and high data rate communications between major military terminals and national command authorities. Employees work on components and sub-assemblies found on the AN/GSC-39/52/86 and AN/TSC-85/93/94/100 Tactical Satellite Systems. Radio frequency and high voltage components provide power to the systems. System components include high and low voltage power supplies, up/down converters, high-power amplifiers and waveguides. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Amputee shares story, encourages community

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Four years after a rocket propelled grenade Aca,!A"vaporizedAca,!A? her legs and left her right arm hanging by a thread of skin, Illinois National Guard Maj. Tammy Duckworth walked to the front of the Casablanca Room to share her story Oct. 16.

  • USAG Wiesbaden gears up for reintegration

    Oct 23, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" After being deployed to places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, the last thing Soldiers want to do is sit through weeks of debriefings upon their return home.

  • Baumholder ACS recognized among Army's best

    Oct 23, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Members of the U.S. Army Garrison BaumholderAca,!a,,cs Army Community Service team have reason to be proud. They were recently selected as the best Armywide ACS serving a medium-size garrison.

  • Domestic violence usually comes with 'red flags'

    Oct 23, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Near the entrance to the Panzer Main Exchange here stands a life-sized silhouette of a woman. Made of plywood and stained in red, a similar silhouette stands just a few feet from the ice cream machine at the Patch Dining Facility. They are places we visit frequently. The women, though, are people we rarely hear from every day. But each one has a story to tell.

  • European Legion of Merit recipients meet to share expertise, experience with U.S. Army Europe leader

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 22, 2008) -- Active and retired military leaders from across Europe shared their expertise and experience with U.S. Army Europe leaders during the 28th annual U.S. Army Europe Legion of Merit Conference here Oct. 20. USAREUR officials said the conference recognizes military leaders who have worked closely with the U.S. Army and have been presented the U.S. Army Legion of Merit medal, while also serving as an open forum for allied military leaders to share their perspectives on todayAca,!a,,cs military challenges.

  • Grafenwoehr library hosts Patton's grandson

    Oct 23, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" Like his famed grandfather before him, George Patton Waters has trekked across continents to bring military history alive and spread a message of appreciation and support.

  • Secretary Geren awards 9 Soldiers at Walter Reed

    Oct 7, 2011

    Nine Soldiers received the Purple Heart and one of them the Bronze Star Medal with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device from Secretary of the Army Pete Geren during a ceremony Oct. 23 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Breaching doors let Soldiers feel impact

    Oct 22, 2008

    The best training a Soldier can receive in the Army is as realistic as possible. That's why Company E, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment used live demolitions during urban operations training Oct. 9 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex.

  • MASCAL tests readiness of Area 1 medics

    Oct 22, 2008

    Area 1 Soldiers and Civilians participated in an Adaptive Focus Antiterrorism Exercise along with Service members from United States Forces Korea and civilian Fire Emergency Services Response units Oct. 15-16.

  • G8 team strives to meet 2ID's financial needs

    Oct 22, 2008

    The G8 office's everyday job is to provide financial analysis and information, and maintain the 2ID Headquarters financial records.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • Big Red One rules All-Army Combatives

    Oct 22, 2008

    Big Red One rules All-Army Combatives

  • Military Police watch over Yongsan crosswalks 24-7

    Oct 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan drivers may have noticed Military Police vigilantly standing watch over pedestrian crosswalks across the Garrison 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or, at least their life-size photos do.

  • Yongsan celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Emphasizing the meaning of Aca,!A"Our Families, Our Community, and Our NationAca,!A?, the 8th U.S. Army Special Troops Battalion-Korea hosted the the Yongsan Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Oct. 15 at the Main Post Club.

  • Annual POW wreath-laying ceremony held at Fort Devens

    Oct 22, 2008

    Maples and other trees resplendent with the golden, red and orange leaves of autumn stood as a silent honor guard, while providing a dazzling backdrop for the annual German-Italian Prisoner-of-War (POW) wreath-laying ceremony held at the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Devens cemetery, Oct. 18.

  • Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations holds first Town Hall meeting

    Oct 22, 2008

    Col. Kurt Story, the SMDC/ARSTRAT deputy commanding officer for operations, hosted his first Town Hall meeting in Colorado Springs on Oct. 17 at the Peterson Air Force Base Theater. Story addressed numerous issues pertinent to the SMDC/ARSTRAT workforce in Colorado Springs.

  • Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 22, 2008

  • Five corporations join Army Spouse Employment Partnership

    Oct 22, 2008

    Five corporations vowed to help SoldiersAca,!a,,c wives and husbands find work by joining forces with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership during the Association of United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • Hispanic Heritage Observance and Fiesta

    Oct 22, 2008

    Members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., hosted the 2008 Hispanic Heritage Observance on Oct. 14.

  • USAG-Yongsan recognizes volunteers

    Oct 22, 2008

  • USAG-Yongsan recognizes volunteers

    Oct 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials honored volunteers and named the top two volunteers for the July-September quarter in a ceremony, Oct. 15 at the Community Services Building.

  • Soldiers help voters beat state deadlines overseas

    Oct 22, 2008

    Maj. Ashantas Cornelius, from Macon, Ga., fills out her absentee ballot form while Pfc. Crystal Miller, from Auburn, N.Y., looks for her cityAca,!a,,cs mailing address during a voting assistance drive at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Oct. 16. Operating out of the base dining facility, voting assistance officers helped mail over 200 ballots within the first three days. A bar code was affixed to each parcel, allowing absentee voters to track their ballots online.

  • Learning the Lessons of Victory

    Oct 22, 2008

    American and Allied victories yield immediate benefits and long-term lessons for future success.

  • Aca,!EoeSoldier ShowAca,!a,,c schedules finale performances

    Oct 22, 2008

    A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the U.S. Army Soldier ShowAca,!a,,cs annual performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26.

  • 956th Transportation Company competes last load-out mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will close its doors in 2009 as part of Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Language company first in Army

    Oct 22, 2008

    The recently formed 51st Translator Interpreter Company at Fort Irwin, Calif. is the first unit of its kind in the Army. The company, which officially unfurls its flag Oct. 23, provides uniform-wearing interpreters and translators to units deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. While not yet fully manned, the unit will eventually include more than 140 native speakers of languages like Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu, Kurdish and Dari.

  • Anxiety Thickens as USACAT Awaits Cold Food Results

    Oct 22, 2008

    After 24 hours of non-stop kitchen work during the Cold Food Display event at the World Culinary Olympics Oct. 22, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team anxiously await the results.

  • Military Culinarians Display Talent

    Oct 22, 2008

    After 24 hours of non-stop kitchen work during the Cold Food Display event at the World Culinary Olympics Oct. 22, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team anxiously await the results.

  • SLIDESHOW: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Coast Guardsmen presented Army awards for supporting transportation mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle, commander, 832nd Transportation Battalion, awarded eight Army Achievement Medals and one Army Commendation Medal to Coast Guardsmen for their outstanding work in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom sealift operations in a ceremony Oct. 16.

  • Women in the War

    Oct 22, 2008

    The Women's Army Corps has impacted military females throughout history.

  • The Green Beat: Teaching the teachers

    Oct 22, 2008

    Teachers become the students at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Foot Patrol

    Oct 22, 2008

    U.S. Army Spc. Travis Grimes, a native of Layfette, Idaho, and other U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers walk along Route Illinois to one of their mission objectives on Oct. 12, 2008. Grimes and the U.S. Soldiers are members of 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and the Iraqi soldier is a member of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Iraqi Army Division.

  • Nelson M. Ford to attendees of the Army Civilian luncheon at AUSA

    Oct 22, 2008

  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces work together toward success

    Oct 22, 2008

    Army Staff Sgt. Kelley Martin, left, a tank commander with the 4th Infantry Division's Company C, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, walks through a date palm grove with an Iraqi police officer during a patrol in Diwaniya, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2008.

  • Stories of Valor

    Sep 25, 2012

    Read about Soldiers' stories of strength, bravery and courage.

  • WWII Medal of Honor hero dies

    Oct 21, 2008

    Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.

  • U.S. team claims Gold in Culinary Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The World Culinary Olympics steamed up Oct. 20 as the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team participated in the Hot Food Competition, serving up the Gold for the U.S. military.

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program

    Oct 21, 2008

    Sexual Assault Response and Prevention

  • Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Program Halted

    Oct 21, 2008

    ARH Program Halted

  • Army unit growing to combat WMD

    Oct 21, 2008

    An Army unit originally formed to counter weapons of mass destruction in the United States now has more than 6,000 members and will continue to grow, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow.

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