Archive: Nov 2008

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  • Leaking rocket at Blue Grass Army Depot successfully contained, moved

    Nov 11, 2008

    Toxic chemical workers assigned to the Blue Grass Chemical Activity successfully overpacked a leaking M55 GB rocket, Oct. 28.

  • Fort Bliss Child and Youth Services cracks down on family childcare

    Nov 11, 2008

    Unauthorized child care providers now have the opportunity to come clean and receive free training during the ArmyAca,!a,,cs nationwide Family Child Care amnesty program. Throughout the month of November, Child, Youth & School Services is offering training certification without penalty to unauthorized providers. Unauthorized providers are those who care for children in their homes for more than 10 hours a week without proper training and certification through Child Development Services.

  • Fort Bliss seminar provides valuable info for job-seeking military spouses

    Nov 11, 2008

    Army Community Service hosted a Aca,!A"Volunteerism: Building Blocks to Your DestinyAca,!A? seminar to empower military applicants into understanding their volunteer work is considered expertise, said Deborah Kloeppel, founder and chief executive officer of the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network and keynote speaker for the event.

  • Fort Bliss honors fallen heroes at Day of the Dead celebration

    Nov 11, 2008

    A variety of items common to the military, along with skulls, candles, flowers, salt and water, were displayed in an altar built by Morale, Welfare and Recreation representatives to commemorate fallen heroes.

  • Fort Bliss Family Advocacy program prevents domestic abuse

    Nov 11, 2008

    The Fort Bliss Family Advocacy Program provides prevention and education services in the form of annual domestic violence awareness and the annual sexual assault prevention and awareness classes for every military member and law enforcement agency on the installation. It also provides the annual child abuse detection and awareness classes for child care agencies and providers, military law enforcement agencies, and medical personnel.

  • Attendees declare Fort Bliss' USASMA Fall Festival a success

    Nov 11, 2008

    Golden hay bales and fat, orange pumpkins dotted the grounds at Biggs Park, where U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy students, faculty and family members gathered to attend the academyAca,!a,,cs Fall Festival on Oct. 24.

  • Fort Bliss honors fallen heroes at Day of the Dead celebration

    Nov 11, 2008

    A variety of items common to the military, along with skulls, candles, flowers, salt and water, were displayed in an altar built by Morale, Welfare and Recreation representatives to commemorate fallen heroes.

  • Fort Bliss Housing Tour

    Nov 11, 2008

    Community and post leaders tour a new senior-enlisted house in an off-post Fort Bliss housing area.

  • Fort Bliss community helps Army families

    Nov 11, 2008

    Operation Open Arms is a SPHN initiative in support of its military neighbors at Fort Bliss. The kick-off began a 24-day food drive to collect food donations from the community to help stock the food locker at the Armed Services YMCA. The locker provides assistance to about 80 military families each month. Last year the food drive helped provide 1,021 Thanksgiving food baskets. This yearAca,!a,,cs goal is to help 1,200 families.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors veterans

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 100 U.S. and Korean dignitaries and community members gathered to honor veterans at the 8th U.S. Army War Memorial Nov. 11. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp addressed the group before joining Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Korean officials in laying wreathes and flowers.

  • Seoul American wins Far East football championship

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Seoul American High School Falcons celebrated a big win over the Kadena Panthers Saturday to take the Department of Defense Dependent School Class AA Championship title 22-21.

  • Women serve today on battlefield

    Nov 10, 2008

    Aca,!A"The WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps forged for me the ability to be a pilot in a war zone,Aca,!A? said Capt. Erin Braswell, an aero medical pilot for Multi-National Division-Baghdad.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to host Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 55th Annual National Veterans Day Observance will take place at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m.

  • Army launches ad campaign on Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2008

    The Army launched three new nationally televised advertisements on Veterans Day with the theme "Strength like no other."

  • How women helped win the Great War

    Nov 10, 2008

    This year not only marks the 90th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns of World War I, it is also the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the Women's Army Corps and integration of female Soldiers into the regular Army.

  • Army Family Covenant - what's evolved a year later

    Nov 10, 2008

    One-year update of the Army Family Covenant on Fort Eustis, Va.

  • 'Phantom Thunder' promotes motorcycle safety, honors veterans

    Nov 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 10, 2008 Aca,!" The roar of nearly 1,200 motorcycle engines split the morning air at Hood Stadium here Nov. 7 as soldiers and civilians in the Aca,!A"Phantom ThunderAca,!A? motorcycle safety event started their ride to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

  • Milwaukee Bucks Host Army

    Nov 10, 2008

    In honor of Veterans Day and those who are answering the call to duty, the Milwaukee Bucks hosted a color guard and mass oath of enlistment to Future Soldiers at the Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns game Nov. 8. Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Robinson, a recruiter from the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee, also sang the national anthem at the start of the game.

  • Evans Hospital expands health care for Soldiers, Families

    Nov 10, 2008

    Fort Carson expands health care for Soldiers and Families.

  • Director of Army Staff briefs business group

    Nov 10, 2008

    Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, director of the Army Staff, discusses Army health care with members of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth, a non-profit organization that visited the Pentagon Friday.

  • Secretary Geren congratulates recruiters for exceeding goals

    Nov 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke to Army Recruiting Command leaders during a San Antonio recruiter-of-the-year ceremony Oct. 28 and congratulated them on exceeding fiscal year 2008 goals.

  • Paying tribute

    Nov 10, 2008

    Gen. Petraeus thanks the troops on Veterans day.

  • 2008 Veterans Day Senior Leader Letter

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 2008 Veterans Day Letter signed by the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army.

  • Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2008

    A WWII Vet speaks about Veterans Day.

  • Senior Army leaders

    Nov 10, 2008

    Senior Army leaders

  • Inbound choppers

    Nov 10, 2008

    Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division watch as two Chinook helicopters fly in to take them back to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 4, 2008. The Soldiers searched a small village in the valley below for IED making materials and facilities.

  • Yardwork for veterans on Make a Difference Day

    Nov 8, 2008

    Over 100 servicemembers from the Presidio of Monterey volunteer as part of Make a Difference day.

  • COASTAL COMET 2008

    Nov 8, 2008

  • COASTAL COMET Exercise

    Nov 8, 2008

    The Coastal Comet 2008 exercise focused training on credible disaster and threat situations.

  • DLIFLC students attend Korea University

    Nov 8, 2008

    Five DLIFLC students go to Korea for immersion training.

  • Post-wide yard sale brings out local bargain hunters

    Nov 8, 2008

    The Post-Wide Yard Sale on the Ord Military Community draws large crowds of bargain hunters from the local area.

  • Ord's post-wide yard sale draws local bargain hunters

    Nov 8, 2008

    The Post-Wide Yard Sale on the Ord Military Community draws large crowds of bargain hunters from the local area.

  • Post-wide yard sale brings out the bargain hunters

    Nov 8, 2008

    The Post-Wide Yard Sale on the Ord Military Community draws large crowds of bargain hunters from the local area.

  • Post-wide yard sale draws local bargain hunters

    Nov 8, 2008

    The Ord Military has its post-wide yard sale twice a year, and draws large crowds of local bargain hunters.

  • Post-wide yard sale draws local bargain hunters

    Nov 8, 2008

    Set-up begins for the twice-yearly Post-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, November 8, at the Ord Military Community. Open to the public, this event draws large crowds interested in a bargain from the local area.

  • Mixon shares historical rug with 25th ID museum

    Nov 7, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, presents a rug, a large piece of history, to the Tropic Lightning Museum on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The rug was given to Mixon during his Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Young Presidents tour Army facilities

    Nov 7, 2008

    Members of Hawaii's Young Presidents' Organization, highly influential business leaders in the international and local community, are given a tour of U.S. Army facilities in Hawaii, courtesy of USARPAC and the 25th ID CAB, in order for them to gain a better understanding of Army operations.

  • Healing Together: Soldier inspires others, refuses to give up on goals

    Nov 7, 2008

    When you ask Staff Sgt. Brian Schar how he lost his legs, he deadpans, Aca,!A"shark attack.Aca,!A? His Able Troop squad leader, Staff Sgt. Christopher Howell, nods solemnly in agreement but starts to crack into laughter as Schar tries to detail the attack, giving the joke away.

  • Warrior Care: Survivability begins with Soldier

    Nov 7, 2008

    "The progress that has been made in taking care of our Soldiers and the increasing survivability of Soldiers starts with the Soldier," said Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • IACH progress touted at CPC

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Riley hosted a Community Partnership Conference that focused on medical care improvements at Irwin Army Community Hospital, new congressional funding for a state-of the-art hospital, Warrior Transition Battalion Complex and the challenges of providing expanded health care to the growing Fort Riley military, family member and retiree populations on and off-post.

  • Dagger security detail hits Iraq streets

    Nov 7, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division become situationally aware of their new surroundings in Iraq after they replaced the 2nd Brigade, 101st.

  • Reality of losing weight harder than it looks on television

    Nov 7, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs time to check in on the spouses at the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion as they continue their Biggest Loser journey. They have been sweating their way toward smaller sizes since Aug. 12. In the nearly three months since they set their weight loss goals, they have established workout routines and given up burgers, fries and a plethora of other yummy items to lose weight, be healthy and knock their husbandsAca,!a,,c socks off when they redeploy.

  • MECHANICS HELPS IRAQIS GAIN TECHNICAL SAVVY

    Nov 7, 2008

    Sustainment Brigade mechanics help train Iraqi sustainment Soldiers.

  • Nursing students develop skills at Fort Polk hospital

    Nov 7, 2008

    Thanks to a relationship between Northwestern State University, Leesville, Louisiana, and Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, nursing students are fulfilling their clinicals at BJACH during the current fall semester. The students are scheduled to graduate in May as registered nurses.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS haunted house 'Supports the Strong'

    Nov 7, 2008

    Haunted House volunteers collected about 2,500 cans of food and baby items that will be donated to the Fort Rucker Food Locker to support the post community during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier & Family Assistance Center

    Nov 7, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Howard Mann, Pfc. Michael McCulley, Honorable Nelson M. Ford, Under Secretary of the Army and Spc. Bradley Clark pose for a picture together.

  • Flying under the radar: Raven migrating to a new digital data link

    Nov 7, 2008

    The Raven unmanned aerial system, will be receiving a much needed upgrade with the migration to a digital data link.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier & Family Assistance Center

    Nov 7, 2008

    Honorable Nelson M. Ford, Under Secretary of the Army, admires one of the walking sticks carved by a Wounded Warrior with Anthony Pugh, Outreach Coordinator for the Fort Bragg Solder & Family Assistance Center.

  • Heritage Days helps families heal old hurts

    Nov 7, 2008

    Before Fort Polk existed, the land it now occupies was home to a thriving community. In 1941, the U.S. government purchased the land that became Camp Polk (later Fort Polk), in preparation for World War Two. The families who had to leave were often evicted forcibly, and access to their old cemeteries and homesteads was limited for decades. During that turbulent time, 254 families were relocated, and the Army has taken steps to heal wounds with those families and their descendants.

  • PEO Soldier launches new equipment surveys

    Nov 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier has launched an Internet-based survey system to support its mission to aggressively incorporate Soldier feedback into everything it does. More than 30 surveys, announced on AKO and available to Soldiers through a link on the PEO Soldier Web site peosoldier.army.mil, are designed to give Soldiers a forum to communicate their thoughts and suggestions up the chain of command. The surveys cover everything from clothing and individual equipmentAca,!"gloves, goggles, and battering ramsAca,!"to individual and crew served weapons such as the M4 carbine and the M110 sniper system.

  • Airmen, Soldiers work together to save lives at Joint Base Balad hospital

    Nov 7, 2008

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Air Force and Army medics here work as an integrated team to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, two of the most common injuries to affect wounded warriors.

  • Fort Polk's 51st Chem Co trains for WMD assessment

    Nov 7, 2008

    As the Army transforms, unit missions change and responsibility for certain tasks transfer to smaller elements. Fort Polk's 51st Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, is no exception. The companyAca,!a,,cs traditional mission is decontamination, but on Oct. 21-23, it conducted field training on a new mission.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot takes on a new mission in Kuwait

    Nov 7, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot has contracted with VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va., to modernize the Route Clearance Vehicles in Kuwait. VSE was selected as the prime contractor to improve the U.S. military's defense against roadside mines and improvised explosive devices. IEDs are the number one source of casualties for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the RCVs are one of several tools that the warfighter is using to offset this threat. The effort will be managed by a Letterkenny Army Depot team and the facility will be operated by VSE Corp.

  • Ready Army Week promotes readiness

    Nov 7, 2008

    A local story about what Fort Riley is doing to educate Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees to be prepared for bad weather or a family emergency. The Army's program, 'Ready Army' promotes being prepared for these situations.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • "Space Warriors...Above and Beyond!"

    Nov 7, 2008

    The United States Army put America into orbit for the first time.

  • Fort Polk Airman builds airplane

    Nov 7, 2008

    Anyone who has built a model airplane understands Air Force Maj. Chris MalloryAca,!a,,cs excitement as he nears the completion date of his airplane. MalloryAca,!a,,cs plane is no model though Aca,!"Aca,!" he will be able to jump in the cockpit and fly as soon as he gets it certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Simulators let students make mistakes before hitting streets

    Nov 7, 2008

    A new simulator for motorcycle and automobile training recently opened at Fort Riley.

  • Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon program helping Soldiers, families during deployment cycle

    Nov 7, 2008

    From Hawaii to New York, Soldiers and civilians representing nearly every major Army Reserve command traveled to the midlands of South Carolina to discuss, dissect and develop a reintegration process for the ReserveAca,!a,,cs most valuable asset Aca,!" the American Soldier. More than 100 Department of Army and Army Reserve personnel gathered at the 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs new headquarters here for an inaugural two-day Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop.

  • Fort Bliss Wounded Warrior Walk raises awareness, funds

    Nov 7, 2008

    Even in the military community, many are unaware of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by the nationAca,!a,,cs wounded warriors and their families, said Nancy Mainor, director of the Fort Bliss Soldier and Family Assistance Center. Often, she said, the families themselves never imagined the obstacles they must confront and the problems they must solve.

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Wounded warrior finds a home in Lyster's WTU

    Nov 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior finds hope in Warrior Transition Unit

  • Primary School students cast their votes in civics process

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker Primary School students cast votes

  • Army spotlights Warrior Care during November

    Nov 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army will highlight the care and range of support available to the serviceAca,!a,,cs wounded injured and ill Soldiers and their Families throughout the month of November and recognize the dedicated health care professionals who are part of Army medicine. November has been designated Warrior Care MonthAca,!A? by Secretary of Defense Robert F. Gates. The Army is committed to meeting the care and healing needs of Wounded Warriors and their Families. From the medic on the battlefield through the medical treatment facilities, to the Warrior Transition Units, to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center now open across the United States and Europe, the Army is offering programs and support for AmericaAca,!a,,cs recent veterans.

  • CSA Gen. George Casey visits Army Communications and Electronics Command at Ft. Monmouth, NJ

    Nov 7, 2008

    Army Staff Sgt. Jenkins briefs Army Chief of Staff, GEN. George W. Casey, Jr., about technologies being incorporated into the current war against terrorism at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, on Nov. 5, 2008.

  • Soldier wounded on patrol in Iraq defies death three times

    Nov 7, 2008

    The detonation of a large roadside bomb near Baghdad on May 3, 2005, caused enough damage to Army Sgt. Robert Bartlett's body to cost him his life -- and it did, at least temporarily.

  • Sergeant Loses Leg in Iraq, Refuses to Accept Defeat

    Nov 7, 2008

    A bomb disguised as a cigarette stand on the side of an Iraqi highway ended up claiming Army Sgt. Robert M. Price IIIAca,!a,,cs right leg below the knee Jan. 14, 2007, but it didnAca,!a,,ct take away his will to succeed.

  • Protect your identity

    Nov 7, 2008

    Steps to protect your identity.

  • Wounded running

    Nov 7, 2008

    A wounded warrior's desire to run.

  • ASC builds training event to polish warrior skills

    Nov 7, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" More than 35 Army Reserve Soldiers were evaluated during a two-day Situational Training Exercise on Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 1 and 2. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs Multi-Functional Support Command were challenged in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully accomplish their wartime mission.

  • Newlyweds find romance in Garmisch, along with an MWR auto craft shop

    Nov 7, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" A honeymoon is one of those events couples remember for the rest of their lives. But being stranded with a broken axel and sleeping two freezing October nights in their Volkswagen instead of a newlywed suite, drinking water instead of champagne, and dining on canned goods warmed with a Meal, Ready-to-Eat heater instead of room service isnAca,!a,,ct what Spc. Benjamin Baker and his bride Nadine had planned.

  • Rail operation marks last stop for 12th Combat Aviation Brigade equipment headed home from deploymen

    Nov 7, 2008

    KATTERBACH KASERNE, Germany (Nov. 6, 2008) Aca,!" Katterbach KaserneAca,!a,,cs railroad tracks normally lay dormant as a metallic Rip Van Winkle as the rest of the community hustles and bustles around them. That calm was shattered when a raspberry-colored train maneuvered its way onto the tracks hauling a payload that included nearly 100 equipment containers of supplies and equipment belonging to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • President George W. Bush, addressing members of his Cabinet on the South Lawn of the White House Thu

    Nov 7, 2008

    President George W. Bush, addressing members of his Cabinet on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday

  • Record breaking yellow ribbon

    Nov 7, 2008

    Soldiers, military families, children from schools, civil service employees, contract personnel and citizens from the communities surrounding Fort Knox, Ky., set an unofficial world record Nov. 6 with the largest, yellow-ribbon formation made up of 2,216 people on Fort Knox. The previous world record of 1,358 people was set at the U.S. Army Garrison-Ansbach in Germany on May 14, 2008. Fort Knox FMWR is planning to submit the paperwork to the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • Ouote Gen. Carter F. Ham

    Nov 7, 2008

    Gen. Carter F. Ham, Commanding General

  • Gen. Carter F. Ham

    Nov 7, 2008

  • official Photo General Carter F. Ham

    Nov 7, 2008

  • IMCOM-Europe signs environmental agreement

    Nov 7, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Protecting the environment is taken seriously in Germany and other European communities. Accordingly, on her first visit to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, met with representatives of the state of Rheinland Pfalz and the German federal government to sign an agreement that affirms the commitment U.S. forces have in abiding by German and European Union environmental protection guidelines.

  • Family life changes when Soldiers deploy

    Nov 7, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The upcoming deployment of the 172nd Infantry Brigade will affect not only Soldiers but also spouses and children, many of whom will ask themselves whether they should return stateside for a long visit or stay overseas.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in combat in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- A 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat team Soldier was awarded the Silver Star for valor in a ceremony here Oct. 31. Spc. Dillon Bergstad of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, received the medal for his actions Aug. 27, 2007, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, while deployed with the 173rd ABCT in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Humphreys volunteers Make a Difference at Pyeongtaek city park

    Nov 7, 2008

    150 Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and Civilian volunteers joined 60 Korean volunteers Saturday morning Oct. 25 for the first-ever Make A Difference Day in Korea at Deog Dong San park in Pyeongtaek.

  • Making friends during ROK-U.S. Family-to-Family friendship day

    Nov 7, 2008

    Exchanging Korean and American cultures was the theme of the first-ever Korean and American Family-to-Family Friendship Day at Buyong Elementary School, Gaeksari, South Korea on Nov. 1.

  • Army's chief of staff visits Fort Monmouth and discusses Army Imperatives

    Nov 6, 2008

    In a visit by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, to Fort Monmouth Wednesday, the Army's senior-ranking general officer talked to Fort Monmouth leaders, its workforce and future officers about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs four imperatives to Aca,!A"restore balanceAca,!A? now and for the future.

  • Dance your way to health with Zumba

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 20 women shook their hips and showed off their dance moves at the weekly Zumba exercise class at the Health & Fitness Center here, Nov. 5. An intricate array of music rang out as instructor Madalene Aponte led the group through a variety of global dances.

  • Warrior Care: Progress includes recovery coordinators, joint care plan

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Defense Department is hiring about 30 specialists who will map out a path to recovery for seriously injured servicemembers and their families. The plan will be consistent across the services, officials said.

  • Assistant Secretary shares sustainability vision

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Office for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health visited Hawaii, Oct. 26-31. Tad Davis, a man passionate about the Army, its people and the environment, spent the week meeting with military and community leaders to share and continue the efforts underway in Hawaii to keep people safe.

  • Nov. 11 celebrates service, sacrifices of past 90 years

    Nov 6, 2008

    Ninety years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month Aca,!" the guns fell silent over the bloody battlefields of Europe after four years of slaughter, ending World War I.

  • Fort Lewis WTU important step on road to recovery

    Nov 6, 2008

    The experiences of two Wounded Warriors demonstrate the importance of the Warrior Transition Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in returning these Soldiers to health, and reintegrating them with families, friends and units.

  • Daddy's girl

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Maj. Don Ollar, 84th Engineer Battalion, dances with 5-year-old daughter, Shelby, at the second annual Armed Services YMCA Father-Daughter Ball, Saturday. More than 250 family members danced the night away at the Nehelani Ballroom, creating memories for Soldiers and their daughters.

  • Fort Lewis workshops to help children cope

    Nov 6, 2008

    Parents struggling with childrenAca,!a,,cs fears about deployments now have a place to share their challenges, thanks to a new Army Community Services workshop series that started Oct. 27. Children and Deployment Workshops for Parents aim at helping children accept and better understand a parentAca,!a,,cs absence because of military deployments.

  • Deal or no deal: Soldiers learn to handle variables of modern battlefield

    Nov 6, 2008

    Shots rang out from the tops of towers and inside buildings as the five Stryker vehicles of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment entered the raw sewage water treatment plant near Solo Point. Intel received during the early morning hours alerted a platoon to a chemist poisoning a townAca,!a,,cs water supply, and so the SoldiersAca,!a,,c situational training exercise, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Tomahawk Shock,Aca,!A? had begun.

  • Fort Sill taking on more Warrior Trainsition Course Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2008

    Fort Sill will soon be the only post to conduct the Warrior Transition Course.

  • University Helps Army Find a New Strategy for Education

    Nov 6, 2008

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been enlisted to help the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) modernize its logistics operations. Researchers in UAHuntsville's Center for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST) will develop the educational strategy for a flanking maneuver around old habits, ancient procedures and a plethora of free-standing legacy systems developed independently by a variety of depots, offices and commands.

  • Staying Power: Army program reinvents wounded care

    Nov 6, 2008

    When the first news stories broke in February 2007 detailing a breakdown in Soldier and family care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., senior Army leaders scrambled into action.

  • Pentagon examines new treatments for warriors' psychological care

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Defense Department is investigating new treatments as part of a focused, sustained campaign to assist wounded warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, a senior U.S. military official told Pentagon journalists recently.

  • Grays becomes principal for day at partnership school

    Nov 6, 2008

    Students at Perkerson Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga., a partnership school with the Fort McPherson community since 2006, embraced Col. Deborah B. Grays, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, (USAG), Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga. as their principal for a day Oct. 28. 2008.

  • The "Saki Night" Battle

    Nov 6, 2008

    A slow, sharp, dangerous slog ashore.

  • Picatinny official, Multi-National Force - Iraq leader participate in local Veteran's Day obser

    Nov 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A senior Picatinny official and the top commander in Iraq joined politicians and local students in honoring veterans during a Veterans Day Observance at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Rockaway Oct. 30.

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