Archive: Oct 2008

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  • Warrior Care and Transition Office

    Oct 21, 2008

    Warrior Care and Transition Office

  • Military culinarians compete in Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team is all smiles as they compete against 13 foreign military teams during the World Culinary Olympics, Oct. 19 Aca,!" 22, in Erfurt, Germany.

  • Women in the Army - Army G-1 Human Resources

    Oct 21, 2008

    Army G-1 Human Resources takes a look at women in the Army.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT supports local Special Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    A group of employees from SMDC/ARSTRAT volunteered to assist with the 41st Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 14. More than 350 Madison County special needs athletes competed in events such as a 50-meter run, a long jump, a softball throw, and other track and field events. Each competitor was teamed with at least one escort to make sure the athlete made it to his or her scheduled event on time. The escorts also cheered for their athletes and gave hugs or high-fives upon completion of events. Every athlete was recognized by taking their place on the winnersAca,!a,,c platform and receiving a ribbon for their accomplishments.

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

    Oct 21, 2008

    CAMP ECHO, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2008 Aca,!" Iraqi soldiers and police and U.S. Soldiers who live and work together at the Joint Security Station in Diwaniya, Iraq, are dedicated to one goal: a self-sustaining and independently secure Iraq.

  • Five corporations join forces with Army Spouse Employment Partnership

    Oct 21, 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.

  • Congressional funeral support underscores new Army posture

    Oct 21, 2008

    When Col. Chris Hughes heard that Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio had died of an aneurysm, he didnAca,!a,,ct wait to be called into action. He volunteered.

  • Candlelight vigil remembers victims of domestic abuse

    Oct 21, 2008

    The third annual candlelight vigil in support of domestic abuse victims was held here Oct. 16 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Recruits!

    Oct 21, 2008

    Newly arrived Women's Army Auxiliary Corps recruits, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942. (U.S. Army Signal Corps Collection).

  • Face of Defense: Deployed mom finds inspiration from her own

    Oct 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2008 Aca,!" A motherAca,!a,,cs job is not easy duty, especially for a soldier mom serving in Iraq, thousands of miles away from home. ThatAca,!a,,cs why one servicemember looks to her own mother to help with her four children.

  • AMC organizations reach safety milestones

    Oct 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations, Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah, and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind., have both achieved tremendous safety records and recognition in the past year.

  • Patton's legacy

    Oct 21, 2008

    Gen. Patton's grandson visits Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Sgt. York

    Oct 21, 2008

    Greatest Soldier from WWI is commemorated on 90th anniversary.

  • IMCOM-Europe presents theater awards

    Oct 21, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" A high energy parade of Jules FeifferAca,!a,,cs well-known revue sketches captured the big prize for the Army Europe Festival of One Act Plays, as SHAPE Performing Arts CenterAca,!a,,cs production of Aca,!A"Hold MeAca,!A? was named Best Show at the annual event sponsored by Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Defense Media Activity officially stands up with Pentagon ceremony

    Oct 21, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2008 - The Defense Media Activity gives public affairs within the Defense Department a new structure to move forward as a consolidated and integrated team, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said during the organization's activation ceremony at the Pentagon today.

  • New Generator Provides Power for Iraqi People

    Oct 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Oct. 20, 2008 Aca,!" Iraqi citizens gathered in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Karadah district Oct. 17 to celebrate a new micro-power generator that will provide electricity to about 300 homes.

  • Operation Eagle North Point

    Oct 21, 2008

    Iraqi Army Soldiers with 2/25/17th IA Div., and Coalition forces Soldiers with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) load onto UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters upon the completion of Operation Eagle North Point, a combined air assault in Abu Osage, Oct. 8.

  • Gates Promises Continued Commitment to Wounded Warrior Care

    Oct 21, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2008 Aca,!" Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates assured participants in the first Wounded Warriors Family Summit here today he will Aca,!A"continue to press forward with a sense of urgencyAca,!A? to provide top-level care and support for wounded warriors in a way that lays groundwork for the next administrationAca,!a,,cs leaders to build on.

  • Secretary of Defense Gates promises continued commitment to Wounded Warrior Care

    Oct 21, 2008

    SecDef Gates promises continued commitment to Wounded Warrior Care

  • 'Victory Corps' played vital role in Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I

    Oct 21, 2008

    Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry, France (Oct. 21, 2008) -- Ninety years ago Soldiers of the Allied Forces under the command of French Gen. Ferdinand Foch began their last major assault of World War I against the German army in eastern France. According to FochAca,!a,,cs plans, Aca,!A"The Grand OffensiveAca,!A? of 1918 would deprive the well-dug-in German Imperial army the opportunity to shift its reserve forces and cut the enemyAca,!a,,cs supply and communications lines between their occupied territory and Germany. The American Expeditionary ForceAca,!a,,cs 1st Army, under the command of Gen. John Aca,!A"BlackjackAca,!A? Pershing and later, Gen. Hunter Liggett, would push north while the 2nd, under the command of Gen. Robert Lee Bullard, would push to the east.

  • Allies conduct ceremonies to honor U.S. World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York

    Oct 21, 2008

    Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry, France (Oct 21, 2008)-- More than 600 Soldiers, family members, American Boy Scouts, and history enthusiasts from around the world joined with residents of Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry village and the French military to salute one of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs best-known heroes Oct. 4. Sgt. Alvin York, Company G, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division, was honored for his service during a memorial ceremony and official dedication of two monuments marking the site where he killed 25 German Imperial Army soldiers, captured 132 more and cleared 32 machine gun positions Oct. 8, 1918. York was awarded the Medal of Honor and several other U.S., French and Italian decorations for his actions and valor.

  • U.S. Army Europe medical Soldiers wrap up Joint Task Force-East participation with humanitarian proj

    Oct 21, 2008

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria (Oct 20, 2008)-- In their last two humanitarian missions in Bulgaria during this yearAca,!a,,cs Joint Task Force-East rotation, the Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 212th Combat Support Hospital extended their efforts beyond medical care. Aca,!A"We wanted to make the most of what time we had left here,Aca,!A? said Maj. Tameka Bowser, officer-in-charge of the medical team. In addition to medical services, in the last two weeks the team has offered dental hygiene classes to students in Padarevo and cleaned up the playground and handed out school supplies at a school in Mokren.

  • Lynn assumes command of 311th TSC

    Oct 20, 2008

    311th Signal Command (Theater) Change of Command and Maj. Gen. Donna Dacier's retirement

  • 500th MI Brigade meets its retention goals, earns recognition

    Oct 20, 2008

    The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade Retention Award Ceremony, October 7, awarded deserving unit for meeting they 2008 retention goals. Eight Soldiers were also reenlisted at the start of the award ceremony.

  • Soldiers see results with new PT regimen

    Oct 20, 2008

    Soldiers from Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade have every opportunity to succeed with newly designed and implemented fitness program, Special Population PT.

  • 2ID Links

    Oct 20, 2008

  • CW5 retires after 36 years of dedicated service

    Oct 20, 2008

    A distinguished 36 year-long military career came to an end October 3, when Chief Warrant Officer Five Rollie Purvis retired during a ceremony at the Kunia Tunnel, Hawaii.

  • 2ID Quote

    Oct 20, 2008

    MG John W. Morgan III, Commander, U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division

  • USARPAC LINKS

    Oct 20, 2008

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • TACOM LCMC Rock Island Contracting Center Graduates Intern Class

    Oct 20, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" A contracting training program designed to help TACOM Life Cycle Management command interns learn the basics of Army contracting and acclimate them to their new federal careers held its second graduation ceremony Oct. 9 in the Black Hawk Conference Center here.

  • U.S. Military Culinarians Compete

    Oct 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team competes against 13 foreign military teams during the World Culinary Olympics, Oct. 19 Aca,!" 22, in Erfurt, Germany.

  • 101st Airborne aviation brigade Soldiers recognized for heroism, valor

    Oct 20, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" On the night of Sept. 23, Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade were presented with prestigious aviation medals for their outstanding performance in flight during combat missions.

  • Come on, come all

    Oct 20, 2008

    The Army opens its first Experience Center in a Philadelphia Mall.

  • Women's Army Corps

    Oct 20, 2008

    WAC marks the 30th anniversary of disestablishment.

  • Former WAC remembers

    Oct 20, 2008

    In August 1975, a headstrong 19-year-old woman in Washington state shipped off to Fort Jackson, S.C., for training in the Women's Army Corps.

  • Army celebrates service of women Soldiers

    Oct 20, 2008

    Thirty years ago, on Oct. 20, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 95-485 disbanding the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps as a separate corps within the United States Army following 36 years of dedicated service.

  • IMCOM survey rates garrison's quality of service

    Oct 20, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Emma Vinson is excited about her new job as she sees it as a way to help her community Aca,!A"make it happen.Aca,!A?

  • Lt. Gen. (P) Ann Dunwoody, in quote from an Army News Service release after her Senate Confirmation

    Oct 20, 2008

    Lt. Gen. (P) Ann Dunwoody, in quote from an Army News Service release after her Senate Confirmation Hearing held in late July in Washington, D.C.

  • Air Assault in Parwan province

    Oct 20, 2008

    Soldiers from Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, air assault into a village inside the Jowlzak valley in the Parwan province of Afghanistan. Afghan National Police searched the village while Soldiers provided security and conducted key-leader engagements.

  • Running to the Leaning Tower means reaching a goal

    Oct 20, 2008

    PISA, Italy Aca,!" More than 250 runners from across Europe participated in the annual Camp Darby Run to the Tower road race held here Oct. 17

  • IMCOM-Europe director visits USAG Schinnen

    Oct 19, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the only Army garrison in the Netherlands, on Oct. 17. The purpose of her visit was to meet with leaders, staff and learn more about the garrison and the tri-border community USAG Schinnen supports. USAG Schinnen is subordinate to USAG Benelux and to Installation Management Command-Europe and provides base operations support to Army, Air Force, Navy and other joint, inter-agency, and international personnel supporting U.S. interests in NATO throughout the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Eastern Belgium.

  • Survey gives customers representation

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Customers who live, work, train or play on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) will have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback about garrison services. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Installation Management Command (IMCOM) will be releasing its Customer Assessment Survey, which will be used to evaluate and improve the delivery of garrison services and programs to our Soldiers and families.

  • Soldier wins State Department award

    Oct 17, 2008

    A Fort Sill Soldier wins a State Department award for work while deployed.

  • Sergeant wins Military Review writing contest

    Oct 17, 2008

    A sergeant beat 34 competitors, mostly officers, for the top prize in this yearAca,!a,,cs Gen. William E. DePuy Writing Contest.

  • Army leadership meets with 'next generation'

    Oct 17, 2008

    Army leaders come to US Army War College to meet with students.

  • 25th Infantry Soldiers Take Part In AUSA Conference, Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 17, 2008

    Members and leadership of 25th Infantry Division attended the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. October 6-8.

  • Army terminates Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army announced Thursday night that the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program, which had been awarded to Bell Helicopter, has been scrapped because development costs had almost tripled from $359 million to $942 million.

  • Kathy Griffin Recognizes Chicagoland Soldiers

    Oct 17, 2008

    Native Chicago comedian and actress, Kathy Griffin, recognized local Chicagoland Soldiers during her sold-out performances at the historical Chicago Theater, Thursday, October 16.

  • Army medicine improves with new dressings

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army continues to improve medical care on the battlefield by sending two new first-aid products into theater that will potentially save more SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, said Army medical officials.

  • Commentary: It's all business for Soldiers in 'the field'

    Oct 17, 2008

    An Army wife talks about her experiences married to a dedicated young infantry officer.

  • 'Lifestyle Center' coming to Fort Lewis

    Oct 17, 2008

    Imagine a pedestrian-friendly shopping area that features national retailers, brand-name casual dining, state-of-the-art movie theaters and residences just a short walk away. Such Aca,!A"shopping destinationsAca,!A? have become a retailing trend across the U.S., but on military installations' ThatAca,!a,,cs the direction in which the Army & Air Force Exchange Service intends to head in a pilot program that includes Fort Lewis.

  • Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 17, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Home Page

  • New AFRICOM faces challenges, says Army analyst

    Oct 17, 2008

    As the newly formed U.S. Africa Command prepares to do business, the military must change the way it thinks about security there says a senior Army analyst. The challenges for security in Africa affect the United States, but the way Africans view security is different than the way Americans traditionally see it, said Maj. Shannon Beebe, a senior Africa analyst under the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2.

  • AMC LSE supports multinational forces in Kosovo

    Oct 17, 2008

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, is a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for the U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo. The expansive operations require extensive support, and Soldiers in theater know exactly where to go: the U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Element Combined Forces.

  • MARS operators demonstrate emergency radio capabilities to HQAMC

    Oct 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - While the internet, cell phones, palm computers and 'all things digital' appear to be at the center of emergency communications planning, a group of amateur radio operators recently demonstrated techniques to keep emergency messages flowing without all the modern tools to which we have all become accustomed.

  • Letterkenny, Raytheon sign Patriot partnership agreement

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot and Raytheon Company recently signed a partnership agreement for continuing modernization of Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems Oct. 10.

  • 3rd ID

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Soldiers tackle Hohenfels hills for combat cross country

    Oct 17, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The fickle weather gods of Southern Germany were in a good mood Oct. 9, allowing more than 100 Soldiers from 20 companies to compete during the annual U.S. Forces Europe Unit-Level Combat Cross Country Championships.

  • USAG Schweinfurt artists take home honors from contest

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A cartoon ceramic giraffe, an oil painting of a European landscape, and a pastel blue and yellow afghan took home the prizes for artists working in the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt arts and crafts studio in the annual Department of the Army Arts and Crafts contest.

  • AMSAA marks 40th anniversary

    Oct 17, 2008

    Army's single source for certified performance data

  • Soldiers, families, communities: The perfect combination for prevention

    Oct 17, 2008

    Across the nation, communities are launching campaigns during the month of October to create awareness of domestic abuse, ways to prevent it and resources that are available to help women, men and children affected by it.

  • Sustainers make voting Aca,!Eoetoo easyAca,!a,,c across Iraq

    Oct 17, 2008

    3rd ESC is responsible for mail delivery in all of Iraq. Part of that job is tracking all absentee ballots in theater. The 3rd ESC helps to make voting a seamless process for Soldiers deployed to Iraq.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Anniston reaches milestone in upgrade of new M1 variant

    Oct 17, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Workers here assembled the first vehicle Oct. 6 in a new overhaul and upgrade program that began this summer with partner General Dynamics Land Systems.

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    Oct 17, 2008

    Workers guide the placement of an Up-Armored HMMWV onto a display platform.

  • Anniston Army Depot breaks ground on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Oct 17, 2008

    Officials turned the soil for construction of a new $26 million Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Oct. 15 at Anniston Army Depot.

  • A Changing of the Guard

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Detroit Arsenal recently underwent a face-lift, with the new look resulting from a significant change to the Army vehicle display in the front yard.

  • Army's most senior Warrant Officer retires at 44 years of service

    Oct 17, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jose Negron Cruz, the most senior Warrant Officer in the Army, retired Oct. 8 after 44 years of service to country.

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    Oct 17, 2008

    A bulldozer pushes a Paladin M109 into place at the vehicle display site in the front yard of the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Desert Rogues Complete Redeployment Reintegration

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Desert Rogues of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, completed reintegration phase II at Club Stewart, after 90 days of Aca,!A"boots-on-the-ground,Aca,!A? following their return from a 15-month deployment, Oct. 7. The training include Family advocacy, finance, mental health, Winn Nutrition Care Division Clinic, base housing, Community Youth Services.

  • Dog Face Soldiers Recover at Walter Reed

    Oct 17, 2008

    3rd ID Commander and CSM, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, and CSM Jesse Andrews, visit recovering Marne Soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

  • Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program halted, need for capability remains

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Department of Defense notified the Congress and the contractor, Bell Helicopter, that it will not certify the U.S. Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) program for continuation on Oct. 16. As a result the Army Acquisition Executive Office for Aviation is directing that the program's contract be terminated completely for the convenience of the government.

  • Drawn to remember

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army honored Ret. Gen. Peter Schoomaker with a Portrait Cemerony at the Pentagon.

  • Washington Capitals

    Oct 17, 2008

    Caps go Army Strong in team-building exercise.

  • Stewart-Hunter/Kelly Hill represented at AUSA symposium

    Oct 17, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield was one of four installations selected to make a presentation at the 2008 AUSA Conference. The installation command team spoke on the spirit of its Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and community partners.

  • Lion Shake exercise tests Vicenza community

    Oct 17, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" It all started with a dirty bomb exploding in a car parked in the commissary lot. Dead and wounded were scattered across the area. First responders arrived within minutes.

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    Oct 17, 2008

    Accompanying photo for "A Changing of the Guard" article.

  • A Changing of the Guard

    Oct 17, 2008

    Story about changes in the monument display in front of the Detroit Arsenal.

  • A Changing of the Guard

    Oct 17, 2008

    Story about a change in the monument display in front of the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Commentary: Servicemembers abroad perhaps best-suited to select commander in chief

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" During this election cycle, servicemembers living abroad may be the most qualified to elect the next commander in chief Aca,!" not because they will serve and deploy under him, but because they may have been exposed to the most neutral media coverage in this contentious presidential election.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director visits USAG Schinnen

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the only Army garrison in the Netherlands, on Oct. 17. The purpose of her visit was to meet with leaders, staff and learn more about the garrison and the tri-border community USAG Schinnen supports. USAG Schinnen is subordinate to USAG Benelux and to Installation Management Command-Europe and provides base operations support to Army, Air Force, Navy and other joint, inter-agency, and international personnel supporting U.S. interests in NATO throughout the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Eastern Belgium.

  • Sesame Street Comes to Stewart

    Oct 17, 2008

    More than 2,500 Soldiers, Family Members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and especially their children were treated to The Sesame Street Experience for Military Families, Oct. 10, on its opening night at Fort StewartAca,!a,,cs Newman Fitness Center.

  • 2008 Best Warrior night, live-fire exercise

    Oct 17, 2008

    A Soldier competing in the "Best Warrior" competition participates in a night-fire exercise at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 2. Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors representing 12 commands from across the Army gathered at Fort Lee, Va., from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 to compete in the competition which named the Army's Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year.

  • Moore welcomed as newest Hawaii CASA

    Oct 16, 2008

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" On behalf of Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC), swore in Hawaii island native William Moore as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), recently.

  • Hope hangs on Clothesline Project

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clothesline Project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii kicked off at the Main Post Exchange, Oct. 1.

  • Pay, ID theft, legislation top agenda at Retiree Appreciation Day

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Getting information to more than 8,700 Army retirees and surviving spouses who live in Hawaii is no easy task, especially when many of them donAca,!a,,ct surf the Internet. ThatAca,!a,,cs why the Retirement Services Office regularly canvasses its mailing list and invites those who can to attend its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 4.

  • Army Directs Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Program Contract Be Terminated for Government's Co

    Oct 16, 2008

    Today, Oct. 16, the Department of Defense notified the Congress and the contractor, Bell Helicopter, that it will not certify the U.S. Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) program for continuation. As a result the Army Acquisition Executive Office for Aviation is directing that the programAca,!a,,cs contract be terminated completely for the convenience of the government.

  • Specialized train team calls

    Oct 16, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. --Many have heard the legend of John Henry, the steel driver who was immortalized in the song by Johnny Cash, but few realize the Army has its own steel-driving team, the 1151st Transportation Railway Operating Company.

  • Consider people with disabilities when planning for emergencies

    Oct 16, 2008

    Every October we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the talents, skills and dedication of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce. During this month, we reaffirm our commitment to ensure people with disabilities who want to work can and that they receive the training they need to achieve their goals. During this month, we should also take the time to recognize what needs to be done to ensure that all of our employees, family members and friends with disabilities are well prepared to effectively handle themselves in an emergency situation, both at work and at home.

  • CAP provides solution to disableds' needs

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) ensures individuals with disabilities have equal access to information, the environment and opportunities in the DoD and throughout the federal government. CAP helps the federal government work to become the model employer for people with disabilities by trying to increase the recruitment, replacement, promotion and retention of people with disabilities and wounded servicemembers through eliminating the cost of accommodations.

  • Hapeville police deputize students

    Oct 16, 2008

    Students from the Pre-kindergarten (pre-k) class at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) received their official, plastic deputy badges Wednesday during a safety class with Cpl. James Carroll, a police officer with the Hapeville Police Department.

  • Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing for the better

    Oct 16, 2008

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- At a time when the U.S. Armed Forces are deployed throughout the world, Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing its facilities to produce newer, safer products for those protecting our freedom while providing a reliable source of explosives for numerous weapon systems.

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation recognizes Army

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, an internationally recognized non-profit organization, recently awarded the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for contributions toward motorcycle safety.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Omar

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 90 National Guardmembers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on duty today after Hurricane Omar passed through their area as a major Category 3 storm that caused little damage.

  • PTA training ranges benefit from solar energy

    Oct 16, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" If you havenAca,!a,,ct noticed, alternative energy resources to gas and oil-based energy are surging forward. One of the benefits here in Hawaii is the constant exposure to the sun and the use of its energy through solar panels.

  • Guardmembers see delivery of first Joint Cargo Aircraft

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army's first Joint Cargo Aircraft was delivered by L-3 Integrated Systems in a ceremony Wednesday at a facilities hangar in Waco, Texas.

  • Quilts warm, comfort the hearts of families with deployed troops

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quilting is a skill I have yet to master, but not because my mother didnAca,!a,,ct try to teach me. As a child, I watched her diligently work at a long table, numerous fabric patterns spread to each side. As she patiently explained the process, I watched her needle-battered fingers tell a story as well.

  • Joint Munitions Command's Defense Ammunition Center liaison officer has had storied career for

    Oct 16, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- If you never thought television could influence a person, think again. The 1960s program "Sea Hunt" was just what a farm boy from Sibley, Iowa needed to become a diver.

  • Army senior fellow takes Homeland Security position

    Oct 16, 2008

    After leading Army and Department of Defense agencies for more than 20 years, Army Senior Fellow Helen Tierney is stepping into a prominent Customs and Border Protection national security role.

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