Archive: Nov 2008

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  • Dept. of Army Photo Lab ensures Soldiers look good

    Nov 4, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" A veteran of the photography business, Marc Parrone has been making people smile for more than 25 years. At the Department of the Army (DA) Photo Lab here, however, Parrone is the only one smiling Aca,!" behind the camera.

  • Making a difference

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Pfc. John Butkus, infantryman with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment Rear Detachment, cleans mold from the 1944 M-4A3E8 U.S. Medium Tank outside the Tropic Lightning Museum as part of National Make A Difference Day, Oct. 25. More than 10 volunteers of the 2-35th Inf. Regt. cleaned harmful organic material and mold from the artifacts outside and also painted the interior of the museum.

  • Country star entertains at Tropics

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Many entertainers use to playing at large music festivals of thousands and opening for country legends such as Tracy Lawrence, George Jones and Tim McGraw, might balk at performing for an intimate crowd of Soldiers.

  • Neighbors from beyond: Military personnel share ghostly encounters from Hawaii's installations

    Nov 3, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Do you ever get that feeling that someone is following you' Or you see something from the corner of your eye, turn, and it is gone' Many equate this to an overactive imagination, but can imagination make those tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand up'

  • Europe Warrior Transition Units continue to grow

    Nov 3, 2008

    Warrior Transition Units in Europe have made strides in coordinating the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of wounded warriors since the four WTUs stood up officially in January 2008.

  • Ground-breaking senior NCO shares her experiences

    Nov 3, 2008

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett entered the service on July 2, 1973, it was into the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps and she recently shared her memories of what it was like to transition from an all-female force into an integrated Army.

  • Training Puts Versatile Mechanics in the Driver's Seat

    Nov 3, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Mechanics from the 377th Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, 165th CSSB, 1st Sustainment Brigade, work around the clock to keep the company's fleet of Heavy Equipment Transport systems well maintained.

  • Watchdogs prepare to deploy: Headquarters makes history with first OIF deployment

    Nov 3, 2008

    The 8th Military Police Brigade, "Watchdogs", cased their colors during a ceremony on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 31. This is the first deployment for the brigade in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Bravo Company Runs for Humanity

    Nov 3, 2008

    On Sept. 20, seven Bravo Company Soldiers participated in Habifest, Habitat for Humanity of Howard County's largest fundraiser of the year.

  • AFAP conference hears Soldier, Family issues

    Nov 3, 2008

    Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs 2008 Army Family Action Plan conference was held Oct. 14-16 at Comanche Chapel. For two days, volunteer delegates, AFAP facilitators and subject matter experts weighed and discussed Family member- and Soldier-submitted policy and quality of life issues until each group had decided on its top three concerns.

  • Department works to give Military Families coordinated care

    Nov 3, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2008 Aca,!" The Defense Department, in conjunction with the military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has created a framework to help wounded, ill and injured servicemembers not only survive, but also thrive as they transition from military service back into their communities.

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

    Nov 3, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008 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?

  • Disabled vets scuba dive for recreation

    Nov 3, 2008

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. Aca,!" Jim Hay knows a thing or two about adventure and he certainly isnAca,!a,,ct one to shy away from a challenge. So he was more than ready to pull on a wet suit, strap on a tank, gear and goggles and head into the deep end of the pool during a scuba diving excursion at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center.

  • Commissaries to promote warrior care in November

    Nov 3, 2008

    FORT LEE, Va., Oct. 30, 2008 Aca,!" The Defense Commissary Agency will join other Defense Department organizations in observing November as Warrior Care Month.

  • Advisors help with post-deployment transition to civilian life

    Nov 3, 2008

    Arlington, Va., Sept. 26, 2008 Aca,!" How do I file a Veterans Affairs claim' How do I get enrolled in the V.A. system and get an appointment' WhatAca,!a,,cs the difference between the TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Prime health plans'

  • Changes improve medical, housing, employment

    Nov 3, 2008

    Army Community Services and the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation are not the only agencies representing the Army Family CovenantAca,!a,,cs commitment to helping Families and bettering their quality of life and services. Those service providers are only part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs reinvigorated commitment.

  • Bragg volunteer to receive VIP award

    Nov 3, 2008

    The National Military Family Association recently announced recipients of the Very Important Patriot award, honoring a Fort Bragg widow who started a wounded Soldier outreach committee in response to her husbandAca,!a,,cs death.

  • 15th SB's new CSM shares wisdom with NCOs

    Nov 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs not about you, itAca,!a,,cs about those young Soldiers.Aca,!A? Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Bartee Sr., 15th Sustainment BrigadeAca,!a,,cs new senior noncommissioned officer walked up and down the aisles, looking his NCOs in the eye as he spoke.

  • 'Wagonmaster' Soldiers reach out for Make A Difference Day

    Nov 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from across the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), reached out to the community through a variety of projects in support of this yearAca,!a,,cs Make A Difference Day.

  • Soldier, Family services enhanced by covenant

    Nov 3, 2008

    Families serve alongside their Soldiers, make sacrifices every day and are a valued and vital part of the Army. One year ago, the Department of the Army made a $1.4 billion commitment to better serve Army Families.

  • Not your normal PT run

    Nov 3, 2008

    Soldiers dressed in Halloween costumes run down Battalion Ave. during the early morning hours of Oct. 30 as a part of a Halloween fun run for the members of the 15th Financial Management Company, Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). The Soldiers were led by their commander Maj. Terrie Baisley, who was dressed in a prisonerAca,!a,,cs outfit.

  • 15th SB haunts Hood for Halloween

    Nov 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Children and parents smiled, somewhat nervously, at the sound of screams coming from within the darkened building. Couples held each other a little tighter as families ran out of the exits, shrieking and giggling at the same time. Even seasoned Soldiers admitted the scenes within were frighteningly fun.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers screen Medal of Honor documentary

    Nov 3, 2008

    American military history was brought to life with raw war footage, grainy photographs and candid interviews when Roger Sherman screened his newest documentary, Medal of Honor, at the El Paso Plaza Theatre on Tuesday night for a crowd of Fort Bliss Soldiers, retired military and local civilians.

  • Iraqi children's art

    Nov 3, 2008

    Iraqi children between the ages of two and 12 were recently invited to Forward Operating Base War Eagle to showcase their artistic skills and creativity by painting the concrete walls that surround the installation.

  • Chili Fundraiser Raises Nearly $900 for Holiday Building Party

    Nov 3, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT had a Chili Fundraiser on Thursday, October 30 at the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal to raise funds for the Holiday Building Party. Employees brought in a variety of soups and chilis to donate to the cause, and the number of those who participated was incredible. Overall, $878 was raised.

  • Soldiers, Sailors train 'over the shore'

    Nov 3, 2008

    For a few weeks in July, hundreds of Army trucks, Humvees and other vehicles continually rolled through the Pacific surf and onto the beach at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

  • Veterans' lives changed by grassroots program

    Nov 3, 2008

    Nobody gives out a life. Ian Newland was certain of that, so when Mike Conklin sat down with him at a Denver restaurant to talk about a Aca,!A"life scholarship,Aca,!A? that would help him take care of his wife and two children, Newland was skeptical.

  • Sentinels of Freedom: Keeping watch over America's sentries

    Nov 3, 2008

    Mike Conklin is a man on a mission. After one of his three Army Ranger sons was wounded in Iraq in 2003, he committed to do something palpable to help severely wounded servicemen and women.

  • Future leaders

    Nov 3, 2008

    Sgt. Major of the Army Preston talks about the future of the NCO.

  • Army Marksmen

    Nov 3, 2008

    Army Olympic gold medalists look forward to London 2012.

  • SDDC officially accepts former U.S. Navy real estate

    Nov 3, 2008

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) officially accepted more than 6,400 acres of former U.S. Navy real estate property during a ceremony Oct. 30 at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), Concord, Calif.

  • Soldiers enjoy benefits of proximity to Grafenwoehr ranges

    Nov 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is quickly becoming the premier Army base in Europe in virtually every respect.

  • Island adventure provides break for deployment kids

    Nov 3, 2008

    For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents.

  • Star wars training for downrange action!

    Nov 3, 2008

    Before deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, American Soldiers and coalition partners regularly choose to train at state-of-the-art ranges and facilities managed and maintained by EuropeAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas.

  • Staff Sgt. Raymond Long, a Soldier who was injured in Iraq in 2004 and who continues to serve

    Nov 3, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Raymond Long, a Soldier who was injured in Iraq in 2004 and who continues to serve

  • Black Knights take on Falcons

    Nov 3, 2008

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flips a coin at the U.S. Military Academy football game versus the U.S. Air Force Academy at West Point, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2008. The Falcons defeated the Black Knights 16-7 in the annual battle.

  • Helping out during Italian harvest

    Nov 3, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Under a gentle Tuscan sun, adults and youth from Camp DarbyAca,!a,,cs Club Beyond worked from dawn to dusk harvesting vineyard grapes.

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