Archive: Nov 2008

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  • Distinguished Service Cross recipient chooses third Iraq deployment

    Nov 28, 2008

    He served in Iraq twice before. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as a squad leader here. He didn't have to come back.

  • ACEP: hittin' the road

    Nov 28, 2008

    The Army Center for Enhanced Performance helps Troops transition from battle to home.

  • Brownouts

    Nov 28, 2008

    CRREL research is tackling brownouts - loss of sight because of dust and sand storms - for helicopter pilots.

  • 'Leaders as Readers' program praised by Soldiers, students

    Nov 28, 2008

  • Belvoir's MWR business director, Reserve NCO awarded MSM

    Nov 28, 2008

    Human interest vignette.

  • Great American Smokeout encourages individuals to eliminate tobacco use

    Nov 28, 2008

    Health & Fitness

  • Belvoir Community Relations Breakfast renews post's commitment to neighbors

    Nov 28, 2008

    Article details Fort Belvoir's annual breakfast meeting with Northern Virginia leaders.

  • Honoring servicemembers one stitch at a time

    Nov 28, 2008

    They can be symbols of patience, hope and worry, or of honor, grief and the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Fort Irwin rock art: Geoglyphs reveal land's early history

    Nov 28, 2008

    At first glance, California's Mojave Desert might seem barren and devoid of humanity. But look again.

  • Tons of turkey head overseas for troops holiday meals

    Nov 28, 2008

    Soldiers and other servicemembers serving in the Middle East dined on a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday, thanks to the efforts of Defense Supply Center Philadelphia employees. The supply center has sent thousands of pounds of food - including more than 120,000 pounds of whole turkeys and more than 170,000 pies -- to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai and Djibouti.

  • Warrior Care: Army chief partners with civilian medical community

    Nov 28, 2008

    As part of NovemberAca,!a,,cs Defense Department focus on warrior care, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and key members of his medical team met this week with independent experts in psychology, mental health and resiliency training.

  • Commentary: Volunteering reduces holiday stress, depression

    Nov 28, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Looking for a way to assist others around you this holiday season' Try volunteering; you, too, will benefit.

  • Wiesbaden Thanksgiving

    Nov 28, 2008

    Col. Ray Graham (second from right), commander of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, and other installation leadership put on their dress blues to serve Thanksgiving meals at the Wiesbaden Dining Facility Nov. 27. Hundreds of community members turned out for the traditional meal, which featured a showcase of creatively designed cakes and culinary sculptures.

  • Leaders serve Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 27, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Al Aycock serves Pvt. James Burkman a Thanksgiving meal at Three Kingdom's Inn Dining Facility Nov. 27 at Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Aycock is the Special Operations Command-Korea commander. Burkman just arrived for his first tour of duty in Korea.

  • Peak Performance

    Nov 26, 2008

    An photo of a Soldier who earned second place in the Paradise Cup Bodybuilding Competition.

  • Hale Kula Fun Run

    Nov 26, 2008

    A photo of the beginning of the Hale Kula elementary School Fun Run.

  • University of Hawaii Warrior coin toss

    Nov 26, 2008

    Photo of a Wounded Warrior performing the coin toss at a University of Hawaii football game.

  • Military attaches visit Hawaii, Pohakuloa Training Area

    Nov 26, 2008

    An article about international military attaches visiting Hawaii and Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Popular circle-island tour orients families with their new home

    Nov 26, 2008

    Army Community Service orients families new to Hawaii with a bus tour around the Island

  • Care for wounded extends beyond physical

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers recovering from injury and illness require not only medical care but mental and spiritual assistance as well. For Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Unit, who are focused on their recovery, there are time constraints and often physical limitations in their abilities to seek out the services offered to all Soldiers and Family members.

  • WTU empowers warriors to heal

    Nov 26, 2008

    Specialist Anthony Brawdy and Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco are two combat-arms Soldiers serving their country. Both Soldiers joined the Army, deployed to Iraq and were severely wounded while serving there.

  • 2008 Thanksgiving Greetings

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait send their Thanksgiving Day greetings out to family and friends back home.

  • Turkey Bowl 2008

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Turkey Bowl is the annual flag football game held every year just before Thanksgiving pitting teams from different units of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division against each other for bragging rights

  • Survivor's Input needed for program at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 26, 2008

    Army Community Services program to better serve our Army Families.

  • An Army Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2008

    This article is about the close ties that Army Families form during holidays.

  • Dunkirk of Korea

    Nov 26, 2008

    "In the midst of our defeat glory...." Winston Churchill, speaking of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

  • Marne Division Pauses to Hear 'Voice in the Wind'

    Nov 26, 2008

    Marne Division Pauses to Hear Aca,!EoeVoice in the WindAca,!a,,c

  • Fort Lewis artillery unit learns to multitask

    Nov 26, 2008

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the charge of field artillery units in Stryker brigade combat teams. It is a rare occasion that all 18 howitzers in a battalion operate in unison, dropping ordnance on an enemy miles away, as they did in wars past. The current battlefields in the Middle East and southwest Asia call for more well-rounded and flexible artillerymen. That is precisely what the Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment have become as they demonstrated not only their precision with artillery, but also their collective prowess as light infantrymen during a Table XV certification and a maneuver live-fire exercise last week at the Yakima Training Center.

  • Commodores, Thomas Help Celebrate 3rd ID 91st Birthday

    Nov 26, 2008

    Music legends, The Commodores help celebrate the 3rd Inf. Div.'s 91st Birthday on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Aviation Brigade DFAC Manager Survives Cancer

    Nov 26, 2008

    3rd ID Combat Aviation Brigade DFAC Manager Survives Cancer. Shares his story.

  • Fort Lewis firefighters gain national attention for extrication skills

    Nov 26, 2008

    From a standing start, local firefighters have raced to prominence in 2008. A Local F-283 Fort Lewis extrication team, adept at pulling accident victims out of wreckage, has captured national attention for rapid-fire success in competitions by using techniques that translate directly to their ability to save lives.

  • Wounded Warriors receive Purple Hearts

    Nov 26, 2008

    Wounded Warriors received Purple Heart at Winn Army Community Hospital.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers redeploy for holidays

    Nov 26, 2008

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Inf. Div. redeploys from Operation Iraqi Freedom in time for the Holidays.

  • Nanotechnology company opens at Watervliet Arsenal

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal welcomed its newest tenant, Vistec Lithography Inc., in a ceremony heralded by local, state, and national political leaders as a major step toward moving the Capital District into a nanotechnology center of excellence. After nearly two years of planning, Vistec recently completed the move of its headquarters from Cambridge, England to the Arsenal. The company is a global supplier of sophisticated equipment that uses advanced electron-beam lithography to imprint silicon wafers with electronic circuits.

  • Many hands lift WTB Soldier back on her feet

    Nov 26, 2008

    Sergeant Latonia Brown came to the Family Readiness Support Assistant for help with her heating bill and ended up with an extreme home makeover. Aca,!A"God blessed me to a magnitude that even I didnAca,!a,,ct believe,Aca,!A? Brown said. The brand new roof, deck, carpet, paint and appliances were the gift of volunteers from the Nashville-based Cornerstone Church.

  • Recycled concrete to aid Fort Lewis storm-water systems

    Nov 26, 2008

    When it comes to recycling on Fort Lewis, Ken Smith has a concrete solution Aca,!" literally. Smith, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program manager with the Environmental Division of Fort Lewis Public Works, is overseeing the installationAca,!a,,cs efforts to pull concrete rubble from demolished buildings out of a 6-acre landfill site and use it to create a storm-water infiltration and retention system for new construction on North Fort.

  • Army Family Covenant Re-signed

    Nov 26, 2008

    3rd ID reafirms committment to covenant - resigns on Division's 91st Birthday.

  • Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meal for single Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2008

    Many volunteers dedicated their time to serving Soldiers, their Families and friends a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. The Office of the Garrison Chaplains sponsored the Barracks and Single Soldiers dinner.

  • AER offers cash for college students

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program is accepting applications from Family members of active, retired and deceased Soldiers. The program offers scholarships based on financial need, academics and leadership or achievement.

  • President visits Fort Campbell, 101st

    Nov 26, 2008

    Thousands of necks craned as Air Force One swooped down from a blue sky to deliver President George W. Bush to a Nov. 25 rally in honor of Fort Campbell troops and their families.

  • Family key to Fort Lewis Soldier's recovery

    Nov 26, 2008

    Much the same as other American families, the Turnbulls look forward to the holiday season. Andrew and Sunee Turnbull have been married 10 years and have three sons. This Army family should all be together for Christmas. Last year at this time, however, things were a bit less settled for the Turnbulls. Andrew, 31, had recently returned home from his second deployment to Iraq with extensive injuries suffered when a hand grenade blew up inside his Stryker vehicle. Along with physical wounds, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. His family is a key element in his ongoing recovery.

  • Soldiers help feed those in need

    Nov 26, 2008

    Employees at Headquarters, First Army, Fort Gillem, Ga. provided nearly 700 pounds of food for those families in need this holiday season. The bank is one of eight regional food distribution centers and the largest center in Georgia. Annually, ACFB distributes an average of 23,000 pounds of products and serves some 42,000 people per month through the various nonprofit agencies receiving the donations.

  • Child development center gets high marks for program, student care

    Nov 26, 2008

    The next best thing to sliced bread isnAca,!a,,ct always peanut butter and jelly. The next best thing might just be the person who taught your child how to make that sandwich. The Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) is ranked high in meeting standards, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Aca,!" the nationAca,!a,,cs organization of early childhood center accreditation. The CDC has earned its accreditation for 15 years, consecutively. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period.

  • Homeschooling increases in popularity

    Nov 26, 2008

    Camellia Jefferson, garrison school liaison officer, said she has seen an increase in military Families opting to homeschool their children during her nine-year tenure working as a school liaison officer. Her observations match the latest studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education that home schooled children has increased between 1999 and 2003 from approximately 850,000 to 1.1 million. In the Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson communities, Jefferson said there are close to 60 students, ages 5 through 17, being home-schooled. Parents continue enrolling their children each week, she added.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis spouse thankful for life's challenges

    Nov 26, 2008

    A Fort Lewis spouse talks about the challenges of military family life Aca,!" and the reasons we shoud be thankful for those challenges.

  • AMC Names Eaggleston Small Business Specialist of the Year

    Nov 26, 2008

    CRANE, Ind. - The Army Materiel Command Small Business Specialist of the Year award for 2007 was presented to Crane Army Ammunition Activity Contracting Specialist Rachel Eaggleston at the 12th Annual Army Small Business Conference held in McLean, Va., Nov. 13, 2008.

  • FOB Delta preps for emergencies

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Delta worked together to save lives and restore calm during a mass casualty exercise here Nov. 21. The exercise gave agencies on the FOB an opportunity to determine weaknesses and make improvements before anyone is injured in an actual emergency.

  • The Sentinel staff asked Fort McPherson Child Development Center youngsters: "What are you than

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Sentinel staff asked Fort McPherson Child Development Center youngsters: "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving'"

  • Holiday war stories

    Nov 26, 2008

    Veterans remember their experiences from some of the conflicts that helped safeguard America. Their stories are of combat and support roles, surprise attacks and camp life, holiday celebrations and day-to-day experiences in the Army from World War II to todayAca,!a,,cs war on terror.

  • Soldier, father to receive Silver Star

    Nov 26, 2008

    A Fort Campbell Soldier and his father will receive the Silver Star in a video-cast ceremony Friday, Nov. 28.

  • Holiday stories

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers everywhere celebrate the holidays.

  • Fort Sill Fitness Walk

    Nov 26, 2008

    Close to 15,000 people across the area took part in the first CG's Challenge-Western miles Fitness Walk at Fort Sill Nov. 25.

  • 'Donut Dollies' at the DMZ

    Nov 26, 2008

    Christmas Eve 1969 was a cold and lonely holiday for a group of Soldiers on the Korean Peninsula. Instead of celebrating with families, they spent the night in their foxholes guarding the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

  • Providing security for the Republican National Convention

    Nov 26, 2008

    Like the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., in September, was designated a National Special Security Event by the Department of Homeland Security, which means it was of heightened national interest and required high-levels of security.

  • Army Chief partners with outside medical community on warrior care

    Nov 26, 2008

    PENTAGON, November 26, 2008 - As part of NovemberAca,!a,,cs Department-wide focus on Warrior Care, the Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr., and key members of his medical team met earlier this week with independent experts in the fields of positive psychology, mental health and resiliency training.

  • Providing Security for the Democratic National Convention

    Nov 26, 2008

    In July, 40 Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Space BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 117th Space Battalion monitored computer images, uploaded data and reviewed map printouts as they prepared for crowds expected for the August Democratic National Convention in Denver.

  • Army Chief partners with outside medical community on warrior care

    Nov 26, 2008

    From left to right, LTG Eric Schoomaker, Army Surgeon General, GEN. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, Dr. Michael Matthews, West Point professor, Dr. Richard Cormona, former Surgeon General of the U.S., and Dr. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychology, talk before having a roundtable discussion about improving Warrior Care and health literacy within the Army at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., Nov. 25, 2008. "I very much appreciated the conversation, and I hope we can continue the dialogue," said Gen. Casey at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers can make their own entertaining safety video, and submit it to the Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • President dedicates Pentagon Memorial

    Nov 26, 2008

    President George W. Bush dedicated the Pentagon Memorial Sept. 11, saying the nation will never forget the sacrifice and heroism there following the terrorist attack seven years ago.

  • Sew much comfort

    Nov 26, 2008

    Communities come together for Warrior Care Month.

  • SKIES Offers Classes to Fort Lee's Children

    Nov 26, 2008

    Karate. Dance. Art classes. Bumper bowling. Pet care classes. Those are just a few of the classes Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs SKIES program offers to children registered under the Children, Youth and School Services Program.

  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee: Servicemembers to help usher in new president

    Nov 26, 2008

    Every four years the United States elects a president, and each time, members of the armed forces have participated in the inaugural events.

  • Father, Son Exchange Purple Hearts

    Nov 26, 2008

    When Spc. Carlos Herrera, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne, 1st of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, deploys for a third time to Iraq in December; his father will be close to his heart.

  • Keeping Car Seats Safe For Children

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and ChryslerAca,!a,,cs SeatCheck program teamed together Nov. 20 at the Fort Sam Houston Child Development Center to inform and instruct military Families on the proper way to buckle up their children in car seats.

  • First Goalball Tournament Tests Wounded Warriors

    Nov 26, 2008

    In the first Warrior Transition Battalion Goalball Tournament held Nov. 5, 17 teams competed in a game that required more than skill, but a keen sense of hearing.

  • Students Helping Students for a Smoother Transition

    Nov 26, 2008

    Student 2 Student is a student-led, school-managed program puts transitioning students with peers dedicated and trained to help them become accustomed to their new community. Helping children make a smooth transition to new schools is a priority for Tina Collins, Fort Lee School Liaison Officer.

  • Public-private partnerships-- McAlester AAP sets the example

    Nov 26, 2008

    McALESTER, Okla.--Since 1994, Raytheon has teamed with McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to produce such weapons as the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile, the Joint Stand Off Weapon and the latest, the Excalibur projectile, which is the first precision cannon artillery system for the U.S. Army, Marines and coalition artillery.

  • Reducing risk of unauthorized buys, decreasing cycle time purpose of LSS project

    Nov 26, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Ensuring authorized buys are accurate is such an important part of the acquisition process that the federal government saw fit to create a set of regulations called the Anti-Deficiency Act.

  • Ammunition data cards receive boost in accuracy

    Nov 26, 2008

    Accurate information is an invaluable tool in logistics. And sometimes not enough information is available at one's fingertips. But thanks to a recent Joint Munitions Command green belt Lean Six Sigma project, the ammunition data cards that are used by logistics personnel now have the most complete, up-to-date information for field issuable or Department of Defense identification code level ammunition. The project saved JMC more than $67,000.

  • Fort Monroe Wins 'Clean Business' Environmental Award

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort Monroe, Va., wins eighth environmental award for 2008

  • Hampton, Va. Hosts Covenant Ceremony to Show Support for Army Families

    Nov 26, 2008

    Hampton, Va., hosts a Nov. 17 Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony.

  • New Game Center Offers Fort Lee Youth Recreational Fun

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Fort Lee Youth Center's game room opened Friday with dozens of Madden Football pros gathered to inaugurate the new facility.

  • Wounded Warriors' Spouses Get Free Tuition

    Nov 26, 2008

    For some time now, Army spouse Pasha Quintana has desired to start a college degree program but couldn't get the ball rolling for various reasons. Now, thanks to a Central Texas College scholarship program, she's one step closer to realizing her dream.

  • Fort Lee MPs Claim Award

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs 217th Military Police Detachment earned the Brig. Gen. David H. Stem Award for 2008 as the best military police unit amongst more than 20 TRADOC MP elements that are company-sized or smaller.

  • Making a Memorable Thanksgiving Feast

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort Lee dining facility personnel put best food forward to provide memorable Thanksgiving meal.

  • Chief of Chaplains

    Nov 26, 2008

    Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Doug Carver preaches a Thanksgiving message at Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. Carver was visiting Baghdad to train and address religious support teams. He also preached at several worship services and visited troops at the Combat Support Hospital in the International Zone.

  • Iraqi marine training

    Nov 26, 2008

    UM QASR, Iraq--An Iraqi marine boards a commercial ship during Visit Board Search and Seizure training.

  • President George W. Bush

    Nov 26, 2008

    President George W. Bush

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2008

    Lt. Col. Dave Bair, a native of Washington D.C., serves an early Thanksgiving dinner to paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov 25. Bair, along with paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade, will be deploying in the coming weeks in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Nov 25, 2008

    Photos of 18th MEDCOM activation ceremony held on Fort Shafter Nov. 25, 2008.

  • Bearing Gifts for Military Families

    Nov 25, 2008

    bears that are waiting to be adopted by the children of North AlabamaAca,!a,,cs military. On Saturday, Dec. 6, children of active, Guard and Reserve families as well as deployed DoD civilians and contractors will be given the gift of a bear at the fifth annual Operation Christmas Bear at the Cahaba Shrine Temple on Pulaski Pike in Huntsville. The holiday party, set for 1 to 4 p.m., will feature several activities, including face painting, magic shows, holiday crafts, a moon bounce and giant slides, a model train display, story time with Mrs. Claus, and lots of fun clowns and life-size characters, including Frosty the Snowman, Minnie Mouse and a Holiday Bear. The centerpiece of the event is the visit each child has with Santa Claus and the gift of the cute and cuddly stuffed bear, whose neck is adorned with a military scarf.

  • Bush lauds Wounded Warrior for serving other Troops, families

    Nov 25, 2008

    President George W. Bush presented a prestigious award to a severely wounded warrior at Fort Campbell, Ky., who mentors other wounded troops and their families and volunteers at the postAca,!a,,cs Fisher House.

  • D.C., Army leaders sign Community Covenant

    Nov 25, 2008

    District of Columbia and Army leaders convened along the Washington waterfront Tuesday morning to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Army science conference to focus on 'disruptive technology'

    Nov 25, 2008

    Research that may one day help better train Soldiers, along with helping them heal both physically and psychologically, will be showcased at the 26th Army Science Conference Dec. 1-4 in Orlando, Fla.

  • 'Job Well Done': Bush makes final Presidential visit to thank 101st Airborne Division

    Nov 25, 2008

    President Bush visited Fort Campbell Nov. 25, to thank Soldiers who had recently returned from fighting in the War on Terror.

  • 15th SB schools Soldiers on sling load

    Nov 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"I hear a bird!Aca,!A? The group of Soldiers turned to face the soundAca,!a,,cs direction, shielding their eyes with their hands from the morning sun.

  • 15th SB spruces up Pershing Park

    Nov 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Residents of Pershing Park may not recognize their Community Life Center after its remodeling, Nov. 21.

  • Warrior Care: Penn State, Army create 'inclusive' recreation training

    Nov 25, 2008

    Aca,!A"Inclusive Recreation for Wounded Warriors,Aca,!A? a first-of-its-kind training program for military recreation managers, will begin in January at Penn StateAca,!a,,cs main campus at University Park, Pa.

  • U.S. Army South celebrates Native American Heritage month

    Nov 25, 2008

    U.S. Army South celebrated National Native American Indian Heritage Month during a ceremony in front of their headquarters building here Nov 14. Army South Command Sgt. Maj. Armando Ramirez opened the ceremony by introducing the guest speaker, retired Army Col. Eugene Aca,!A"NashobaAca,!A? Thompson.

  • STB Soldier wins Army South quarterly competition, opportunity to take part in FSH Best Warrior comp

    Nov 25, 2008

    Soldiers in full battlefield gear ran toward a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in front of the U.S. Army South headquarters Mon., Nov. 17, as each rotor blade whipped through the brisk morning air. Surging with adrenaline, each Soldier took his spot on board as they embarked on an Army South competition like no other from Nov. 17-19.

  • Grief expert offers advice on dealing with traumatic loss

    Nov 25, 2008

    An internationally recognized expert on traumatic grief and crisis response suggested that the word Aca,!A"closureAca,!A? be taken out of the vocabulary when dealing with traumatic loss.

  • Fort Gordon releases endangered woodpeckers

    Nov 25, 2008

    Fort Gordon wildlife biologists work to restore endangered Red-cockaded woodpeckers to the forests of Fort Gordon.

  • Partnership against suicides

    Nov 25, 2008

    Army partners with the National Institute for Mental Health.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge

    Nov 25, 2008

    Soldiers test for one of the most prestigious badges.

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's spouses orientation

    Nov 25, 2008

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade commander, Col. David Thompson, asks spouses what the WTB could do better during the WTB Spouses Orientation Nov. 20 at Fort Hood's SoldiersAca,!a,,c Family Assistance Center. More than 30 spouses of Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Brigade at Fort Hood learned about the programs available to their Warriors during the Warrior Transition Brigades Spouses Orientation Nov. 20. The busy spouses asked Thompson to create a "Virtual Family Readiness Group." Thompson assigned the task that day and is looking to launching the virtual FRG in early December.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • 25th CAB's "Mungadai" training tests leaders' limits

    Nov 25, 2008

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii Aca,!" Hovering but a few feet above the oceanAca,!a,,cs surface, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter discharges Soldiers one-by-one into the windblown water and they begin to swim ashore. Their mission as part of the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs (CAB) Aca,!A"MungadaiAca,!A? training exercise was to rescue a downed pilot in a nearby insurgent village and disrupt their information operations campaign.

  • ACS Dedicates Mel Carnahan Building at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 25, 2008

    Article is about the dedication ceremony held on Sept. 5 on Fort Leonard Wood. The ACS Building was dedicated in memory of the Honorable Mel Carnahan.

  • ACS Dedicates Mel Carnahan Building at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 25, 2008

    Article is about the dedication ceremony held on Sept. 5 on Fort Leonard Wood. The ACS Building was dedicated in memory of the Honorable Mel Carnahan.

  • Fort Hood streamlines MEB process

    Nov 25, 2008

    MEB process streamlined for Fort Hood Soldiers

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