Archive: Dec 2008

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  • Single Servicemembers give Santa a helping hand

    Dec 31, 2008

    LIBERTY CITY ELEMENTARY, Miami, Fla. Aca,!" Members of the U.S. Southern Command Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers group delivered Christmas cheer Dec. 18, to more than 200 school children in an area of Miami affected by tough economic times. The delivery of gifts, which were donated by US Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison - Miami employees, brought smiles to the childrenAca,!a,,cs faces. Those smiles and the experience of giving and talking with the kids in turn affected the troops. AF Staff Sgt. Christina Chislom, BOSS Vice President, said the generosity of those in SOUTHCOM who gave gifts made it possible. Working with Sheila Martinez, USAG-Miami Child and Youth Services School Liaison Officer; Chislom and BOSS President, Staff Sgt. Amanda Douglas visited area schools to see if they were interested in the program.

  • Army extends Soldier Show application deadline

    Dec 31, 2008

    Jan. 22 is the extended deadline to apply for an audition to join the cast and crew of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show. The previous deadline was Dec. 31.

  • Military Order of World Wars signs Community Covenant

    Dec 31, 2008

    Fort Buchanan has signed Army Community Covenants with local, municipal and state government representatives strengthening the bond between the garrison and the community. On Oct. 27, 2008, the garrison extended its outreach in the cooperative initiative by signing an Army Community Covenant with veterans group The Military Order of World Wars.

  • Sons of Iraq transfer New Year's Day

    Dec 31, 2008

    Along with ringing in the new year, Iraq took an important step toward national reconciliation and sovereignty on Jan. 1, as the nationAca,!a,,cs government took control of the Sons of Iraq from Coalition forces in four provinces.

  • Puerto Rico veterans honored

    Dec 31, 2008

    Fort Buchanan and the municipality of San Juan celebrated VeteransAca,!a,,c Day with joint ceremonies November 13 and 14. Hosted by the Puerto Rico Departmento de La Familia y La Comunidad, the first event was held at the San Juan Municipal Building. The event was an opportunity to recognize the Veteran of the Year Aca,!" Luis A. Arroyo, president, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Federation Chapter 0252 (the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association). Fort Buchanan Commanding Officer Col. Edwin C. Domingo addressed the crowd saying, Aca,!A"Whether in war or peace, Soldiers have passed through the ranks of the United States Army in service to their country and look back on that experience with a sense of pride. Veterans never seem to lose the deep seated pride that comes from serving our great nation. Veterans represent all of you who have served in all our nationAca,!a,,cs conflicts. They symbolize the total dedication, the bravery, the toils and sacrifices that so many men and women have undergone to defend our principles of democracy and freedom.Aca,!A?

  • Wounded Warrior kicks off new armor for Humvee

    Dec 31, 2008

    Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mittman was the guest of honor at the Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles kick-off event for Fragmentation Kit Seven, the latest Overhead Armor protection for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV.

  • US military bugle calls sound off for Buchanan

    Dec 31, 2008

    The bugle was essential to all military communication until its displacement by electronics. The primary bugler was assigned to the headquarters staff and kept close to the commander at the front. Soldiers were quick to learn the calls of the bugle, and on a routine day at least four, and as many as ten calls, were made. The enlisted SoldierAca,!a,,cs life was regulated by bugle calls Aca,!" the daily routine included breakfast, dinner, and supper calls; fatigue call, drill call, stable and water calls, sick call, and taps. The bugle was first used as a signal instrument in the American Army during the Revolutionary War to announce certain scheduled and non-scheduled events for military units.

  • IMCOM southeast director visits Fort Buchanan

    Dec 31, 2008

    David D. Tindoll, Jr., Director, Installation Management Command Southeast Region visited Fort Buchanan to speak with the command staff and garrison directors and learn about BuchananAca,!a,,cs development during the ArmyAca,!a,,cs transformation process. He received briefings and made a tour of the garrison during his stay. (Photo Leo Martinez)

  • New lighter batteries last longer, set unordered

    Dec 31, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest batteries are lighter, last longer and are setting unordered because Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct know about them, according to officials at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Medical relief in Belize

    Dec 31, 2008

    Joint Task Force Bravo provides relief to Belizean flood victims within days of request for assistance by the Belizean government.

  • Project Healing Waters

    Dec 31, 2008

    2008 Year in Review: Project Healing Waters helps heal Veterans with fishing in Pennsylvania.

  • Remembering a fallen hero during the holidays

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" ChaplainAca,!a,,cs assistant Sgt. Andre L. Gambrell pauses for a prayer after laying a wreath for 1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin here Dec. 10. Coffin died in Iraq July 1, 2003. Gambrell placed the wreath on behalf of CoffinAca,!a,,cs family in Branchburg.

  • Picatinny employees realize $2.7 million cost savings, cost avoidance during LSS certification

    Dec 31, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal - The ARDEC Lean Six Sigma staff recognized 16 teams consisting of 39 team members who achieved grean and black belt certification.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: World War II coveralls

    Dec 31, 2008

    A World War II museum in Arkansas is requesting that anyone who may have coveralls from that era to please contact them.

  • Four Picatinny employees recognized by NDIA

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Four Picatinny employees were among 10 individuals honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association during the organizationAca,!a,,cs 28th annual Firepower Awards luncheon in Randolph Nov. 13.

  • Clearing Palms

    Dec 31, 2008

    Soldiers detonate explosives in an Iraqi palm grove to destroy hidden booby traps, explosives and weapons Dec. 22, 2008.

  • Chief of Army Reserve visits Balad

    Dec 31, 2008

    LTG Stultz recently visited Joint Base Balad and the 3rd Sustainment Command as part of a theater-wide trip.

  • Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

    Dec 30, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents' Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers without injuring innocent civilians in the immediate area' What are the most effective methods to clear crowds'

  • President signs Army Commemorative Coin Act

    Dec 30, 2008

    President George W. Bush signed into law the Aca,!A"United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008Aca,!A? on Dec. 1, authorizing the creation of a series of commemorative coins to recognize and celebrate the establishment of the United States Army in 1775, and to honor the service and sacrifice of American Soldiers of both past and present, in wartime and in peace.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-12-29)

    Dec 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's sergeant major visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to examine and obtain feedback on RDECOM technologies utilized by the Warfighter.

  • National Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Vets with Disabilities program adds Purdue to consortium

    Dec 30, 2008

    National Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Vets with Disabilities program adds Purdue to consortium

  • Soldiers, civilians get pay increase in new year

    Dec 30, 2008

    There'll be something extra in everybody's paycheck come January.

  • Tribute: Army surgeon killed in Mosul Christmas day

    Dec 30, 2008

    Maj. John Pryor, a trauma surgeon, was killed in Mosul on Christmas day.

  • New York Guard readies for New Year's duty

    Dec 30, 2008

    As New Yorkers and visitors gear up for New Year's Eve celebrations, state officials said the Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard are ready to support homeland security missions across the state.

  • Do New Year's resolutions measure up'

    Dec 30, 2008

    Drop the fork and step away from the pie! New YearAca,!a,,cs resolutions need not be restrictive, but can reflect professional and personal goals.

  • Inauguration prep with the Old Guard

    Dec 30, 2008

    The Old Guard and its Fife and Drum Corps prepare for a historic inauguration.

  • Army Field Band Holiday Concert, part 4

    Dec 30, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Army Field Band Holiday Concert.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Dec 30, 2008

  • Amputee earns commission through Army ROTC

    Dec 30, 2008

    The blast of a roadside bomb in Iraq's Sunni Triangle resulted in the amputation of a portion of Richard Ingram's left arm, but it did not rob him of his dream of becoming an Army officer.

  • New mules join Fort Riley's Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard

    Dec 29, 2008

    A new team of draft mules at Fort Riley are being trained to become part of the Commanding GeneralAca,!a,,cs Mounted Color Guard. The Fort Riley Commanding GeneralAca,!a,,cs Mounted Color Guard team is scheduled to participate in the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army couple graduates together

    Dec 29, 2008

    More than 90 Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees participated as graduates in the 42nd semiannual commencement/graduation event on post. Graduates wore color-coded caps and gowns representing their specific institutions. Representatives from Central Michigan University, University of Mary, Upper Iowa University, Southwestern College, Central Texas College, Barton County Community College and Service Members Opportunity Colleges were on hand to present each graduate with their degree.

  • Teens redefine gingerbread houses

    Dec 29, 2008

    Children of Fort Riley Soldiers joined teams and met at the local Teen Center to work on their own versions of gingerbread houses as part of an annual contest held here.

  • New logo identifies equipment, clothing as 'Army certified'

    Dec 29, 2008

    Program Executive Office Soldier has developed a Aca,!A"certification processAca,!A? to help Soldiers identify off-the-shelf clothing and equipment that meet the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest standards for safety, performance and durability.

  • Armistice author turns 101

    Dec 29, 2008

    One of the authors of the armistice ending hostilities in the Korean War, who later served as an Army war-crimes lawyer teaching at the Naval War College, celebrated his 101st birthday Dec.19.

  • Holiday Greetings from deployed Soldiers

    Dec 29, 2008

    Holiday Greetings from deployed Soldiers

  • Picatinny club hosts historic holiday homes tour

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Installation employees had the opportunity to tour the homes of Picatinny military families during a Picatinny Military and Civilian Club-sponsored holiday homes tour here Dec. 8.

  • "First Team's" newest one-star

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- One might forgive Brigadier General John (Mike) Murray if memories of his birthplace Kenton, Ohio have been relegated to the recesses of his mind. However, after 26 years of Active Army service with assignments to locations such as Panama, Germany, Iraq and every corner of the United States, Murray still calls Kenton home.

  • Long Knives discuss elections in Southern Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Leaders from Independent High Electoral Comission-Iraq, U.S. Coalition forces and the Iraqi Security Forces met Dec. 18 at Camp Dhi Qar, near the city of Nasiriyah, to discuss important issues regarding the upcoming elections.

  • Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Spe

    Dec 29, 2008

    Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Speaking Faster

  • "Red Dragons" treat Soldiers; Families to a sports day

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Aca,!A"He can just spend time with us,Aca,!A? were the words of Chiara Thrope, the daughter of a soon-to-be deployed Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Long Knives spread Holiday Cheer in Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" To help Service members and civilians stationed here get into the Christmas spirit, the bases Equal Opportunity Team organized an Aca,!EoeAround the WorldAca,!a,,c program to show the different ways people celebrate the holiday season Dec 23.

  • Long Knives receive hero's send off from USO

    Dec 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" After spending 18 days resting home in the coastal city of Huntington Beach, Calif., Pfc. Travis Kaufman wasnAca,!a,,ct expecting much more.

  • Army destroys last VX nerve-agent munitions

    Dec 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the elimination of the last VX nerve-agent munitions from its stockpiles Dec. 24 with destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala.

  • Rough Riders, Iraqis feel the HEAT in Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Vehicle rollovers account for 80 percent of accidents involving U.S. Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • New CSM assumes role for 'Monarchs'

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 180th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor during a short ceremony Dec. 24 at Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center.

  • Finance detachment deploys

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" With a strong freezing wind blowing across the tarmac, about 30 Soldiers from Detachment D, 230th Financial Management Company, walked slowly to a waiting plane Dec. 21, beginning their year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 'Black Jack' Brigade hosts town hall meeting

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Aca,!A"It is going to be a very dynamic and fluid year,Aca,!A? said Col. Ryan Gonsalves, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division commander, to a crowd gathered at the Howze Theater on Fort Hood on Dec. 16. Gonsalves was speaking as part of the Brigade town hall meeting, which Soldiers of 2nd Brigade and their families were invited to attend.

  • Honoring the fallen

    Dec 29, 2008

    New policy change for fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery while Wreaths Across America pays tribute to fallen Soldiers.

  • Army Field Band Holiday Concert, part 3

    Dec 29, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Army Field Band Holiday Concert.

  • 1st Air Cav. Bde. goes big with winter formal and Gen. Dick Cody

    Dec 29, 2008

  • Mom, daughter enlist in Army Reserve

    Dec 29, 2008

    Mother and daughter enlisted in the same military occupational specialty and are both assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif.

  • Army chief of staff visits troops in Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. told troops in Baghdad just before Christmas that their efforts have brought Aca,!A"hearteningAca,!A? progress in Iraq that will allow the Army to throw more of its Aca,!A"weightAca,!A? toward Afghanistan.

  • USO program helps 'Black Jack' Soldiers stay connected

    Dec 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, got the opportunity to record a video of them reading childrenAca,!a,,cs books aloud as part of the United Service Organization's United through Reading program at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood from Dec. 8-12.

  • Rough Riders celebrate holidays in Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" More than 300 Soldiers gathered here to observe a tree lighting ceremony Dec. 8.

  • Picatinny wounded warrior receives a little help from a friend

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Customers of a local hotel chain generiously rounded up their final bill either by $1, $5 or $10 in support of the Wounded Warrior program.

  • Last VX nerve agent munition eliminated from CMA's destruction stockpile

    Dec 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wed., Dec. 24, 2008.

  • Arsenal's 'Secret Santas' donate to needy

    Dec 29, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal is well known for the manufacturing of military hardware for cannons, mortars, and artillery systems. But behind the 1800s-era facades that hide hundreds of machines that pound cold steel into weapon systems everyday are warm hearts. Despite recent headlines of a slowing economy, which has negatively affected donations to charitable organizations nationwide in 2008, the Arsenal and its union, National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109, collected nearly 500 toys and a cash donation of $500 this holiday season for The Salvation Army in Troy, N.Y.

  • Happy Holidays from Iraq

    Dec 29, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Sustainment BrigadeAca,!a,,cs personnel shop on Camp Taji, Iraq, take time out to pose for a holiday photo to send to loved ones back home. The Soldiers of the brigade recently deployed to Iraq as part of the unitAca,!a,,cs first Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment. Previously the 10th Sustainment Brigade has twice deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Troops spend Christmas Eve donating supplies to Afghan village school

    Dec 29, 2008

    While people around the world made their final Christmas preparations, members of the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Chaparhar Police Mentor Team visited a school in the Terelay Village, of the Chaparhar district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2008, to distribute clothes and school supplies.

  • Deployed Soldier gets Christmas Eve call from President Bush

    Dec 29, 2008

    Many Soldiers spend Christmas either with their families or calling them from 5,000 miles away while they continue to answer the call for the nation. But one of those soldiers received a special phone call Dec. 24, 2008, and on the other end of the line was the commander-in-chief.

  • Two lives reunite in Iraq for Christmas

    Dec 27, 2008

  • Petraeus welcomes Task Force Lightning

    Dec 26, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. Central Command, cites the U.S. Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment during a re-enlistment ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, during a Christmas day visit Dec. 25 in which many Soldiers furthered their commitment to the U.S. Army. Petraeus, the top U.S. general officer in Iraq, commended the Soldiers for their devotion to serve during wartime, personally shaking hands with each of the re-enlisting Soldiers.

  • Deployed Soldier Assumes Santa Role

    Dec 26, 2008

    Spc. Chase Martin, an intelligence analyst with G2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, invites fellow Soldiers to claim one of the dozens of holiday gift boxes under a Christmas tree at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 25. Martin found himself in the role of Santa Claus after his family sent him more than 100 gift boxes, filled with presents generously donated by family, friends and military supporters back in his hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • 2008 'Hope and Freedom Tour' Thrills Balad

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston opens the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A? with a word of thanks and appreciation to the guest entertainers for volunteering their time to perform for the troops and to military servicemembers for their service at Joint Base BaladAca,!a,,cs Sustainer Theater, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour marked the 7th annual advent of the Aca,!A"Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A?, which brings many well-known entertainers to overseas to perform for deployed servicemembers.

  • Top Army NCO Visits Balad Hosptial, Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is welcomed by Command Sergeant Major Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North at Joint Base Balad, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. Preston led the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Hope and Freedom Tour,Aca,!A? an annual tour which brings many prominent entertainers overseas to perform for deployed military personnel. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • Happy Holidays from the Redskins, part 2

    Dec 24, 2008

    Washington Redskins football players give a holiday shout-out to the Troops.

  • Army Field Band Holiday Concert, part 2

    Dec 24, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Army Field Band Holiday Concert.

  • Three-year AGR recruiting tours available

    Dec 24, 2008

    While private industry lays off workers, the Aca,!A"Recruit the RecruiterAca,!A? team at U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis continues to hire Reserve Soldiers and retirees for three-year active-duty tours as recruiters.

  • Camp Darby Soldiers see improvements

    Dec 24, 2008

    Ensuring single soldiers have quality living environments is important task Camp Darby Housing Manager Challen Kelker takes seriously.

  • Soldier competes in popular game show

    Dec 24, 2008

    A Soldier in the Army National Guard competed in the Deal or No Deal game show on Christmas day, winning $227,000.

  • HHC (Provisional) 196th Infantry Brigade activates

    Dec 23, 2008

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, HAWAII -- The 196th Infantry Brigade welcomed its newest company in an activation ceremony held here, Dec. 12. "Activating the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (Provisional) is one of the first steps to transform the unit to do a better job in the future," said Col. James D. George, commander, 196th Infantry Brigade. The new HHC and HC commander is Capt. Sean Donovan; the 1st Sgt. is Michael W. Blankenship.

  • All-American Bowl Welcome

    Dec 23, 2008

    Secretary of the Army, Hon. Pete Geren, offers an official welcome to the All-American Bowl.

  • 2008 Soldier Holiday Greetings, part 3

    Dec 23, 2008

    Soldiers overseas wish their friends and families a 'Happy Holidays!'

  • Communications system to connect Afghanistan with neighbors

    Dec 23, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers are working with Afghan locals to install fiber optics and an international ring of communications that will span the nation and connect it to neighboring countries.

  • Crane employee receives Air Force Combat Medal for Iraq service

    Dec 23, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee hired in 2008 recently became one of the first Indiana Air National Guard Airmen to receive the Air Force Combat Action Medal for his heroic actions while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Tyler Shields, currently an explosive handler for Crane, received the medal for his actions in August 2004. Shields, from the 181st Fighter Wing, had been attached to the Army's 1058th Gun Truck Company in Iraq, where he helped to provide convoy security.

  • Defense Ammunition Center partners with local college to develop degree program

    Dec 23, 2008

    Defense Ammunition Center strives to provide additional opportunities for ammunition interns to help progress their careers. The Oklahoma State Regents approved a new associate degree at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Ammunition Management and Safety. This program represents a partnership between EOSC and DAC to provide college degree opportunities to DAC interns.

  • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant teams up with Air Force to resolve Item Unique ID issue

    Dec 23, 2008

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant has always worked closely with customers in meeting requirements. IUID (Item Unique Identification) deployment is one example. The Air Force was tasked to meet the Department of Defense's requirement to uniquely mark all items with a unit cost of $5,000 or higher. The Air Force and MCAAP's Ammunition Operations Process Division together researched and tested many different marking systems/materials to determine the best method.

  • Joint Munitions Command headquarters finalizing preparations for Yellow Belt Certifications

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command headquarters Lean Six Sigma Office will recognize Subject Matter Experts with a yellow belt certificate and coin for the contributions they make in bringing about the successful completion of a JMC headquarters green belt or black belt project. This is being implemented to recognize SME's who go "above and beyond" simply going to some of the team meetings, and therefore play a vital role in the success of GB/BB projects.

  • Radford breaks ground on new facility for making propellant

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command marked the start of a project that will impact the future of propellant manufacturing in North America with groundbreaking Dec. 4 for a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. "The purpose of the NAC/SAC is to manufacture strong nitric and sulfuric acid, which is key to the production of Nitrocellulose. The NAC/SAC will cost $103 million and is the first major modernization project to break ground at Radford," said Lt. Col. (P) Jon Drushal, Radford's commander.

  • Arkansas welcomes 3,200 Soldiers home for holidays

    Dec 23, 2008

    A large and happy contingent of 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team families are celebrating the return of more than 3,200 Soldiers from a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Happy Holidays from the Washington Redskins

    Dec 23, 2008

    Washington Redskins players give a holiday shout-out to the Troops.

  • Army Field Band Holiday Concert

    Dec 23, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Army Field Band Holiday Concert.

  • Missouri Guard's agri-mission grows in Afghanistan

    Dec 23, 2008

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" One of the biggest hurdles to self-sustainment in Afghanistan is slowly being overcome by Missouri National Guard members, said the state's Sen. Christopher Bond during a press conference in his office here Monday.

  • Army chief of staff visits Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 23, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. stopped at Bagram Airfield Dec. 20 as part of a trip to visit Soldiers around the world during the holiday season and discuss the way forward.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen

    Dec 23, 2008

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2008 Holiday Message

    Dec 23, 2008

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2008 Holiday Message

  • O'er the fields we go...

    Dec 23, 2008

    Sgt. Anthony Ward, dressed in the Santa suit, and 1st Lt. Philip Vrska, in the Christmas package, bring some holiday cheer to a 5K Aca,!A"JingleAca,!A? race sponsored on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2008. While the festive pair didnAca,!a,,ct place in the field of 64, they did complete the entire run in costume.

  • Longshoremen, a licensing team and a typewriter

    Dec 23, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!" When a U.S. expeditionary force docks hundreds of tactical vehicles in the German port of Bremerhaven, what does it take to ensure the operations run smoothly, an entire command or one garrison office'

  • Army Family Covenant reitereates Army's covenant with Families

    Dec 23, 2008

    The leadership of 2nd Inftantry Division signed the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony inside Camp Casey's Pear Blossom Cottage Dec. 23.

  • Army Family Covenant reitereates Army's covenant with Families

    Dec 23, 2008

    The leadership of 2nd Inftantry Division signed the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony inside Camp Casey's Pear Blossom Cottage Dec. 23.

  • No stranger to the command--Next Commander of 100th Missile Defense Bde chosen

    Dec 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Gregory Bowen has been selected as the next commander of the nationAca,!a,,cs only missile defense brigade and is due to replace the current commander, Col. Michael Yowell, May 15 of next year.

  • Amputee gets commission through Army ROTC

    Dec 22, 2008

    Amputee, Richard Ingram was recently commissioned a second lieutenant through the U.S. Army ROTC program at North Georgia College and State University

  • Daily attacks in Iraq drop nearly 95 percent

    Dec 22, 2008

    The number of daily attacks in Iraq has dropped nearly 95 percent since last year, a U.S. military official said Sunday.

  • Installations to receive new SWET training devices

    Dec 22, 2008

    Power-projection platforms across the Army will soon receive the new Shallow Water Egress Trainers, or SWETs, designed to keep deploying Soldiers from drowning when their vehicles overturn into water.

  • Watervliet Arsenal Workforce to become...thinner

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Arsenal information technology folks have a New Year's resolution and it means getting the Arsenal workforce thinner. No, this isn't some new health kick or an attempt to make the workforce workour everday in the gym. Because we know that ain't going to happen.

  • BenAfAt, Arsenal Electrify Old Concept

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Chinese are widely known to have discovered gunpowder more than 1100 years ago, an event that radically changed warfare from what was a very personal, hand-to-hand engagement, to a beyond-the-horizon contest between armies. But for the last 25 years, the U.S. Army BenAfAt Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal has been quietly working on a new gun system that will once again change the history of warfare - maybe for the next thousand years.

  • Army Aviation Brigade announced for deployment

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement of the deployment of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, from Ft. Bragg, N.C. The brigade will deploy approximately 2,800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the spring of 2009 to provide a variety of air, weapons and logistical support capabilities for the International Security Assistance Force.

  • Wolverines Come Home

    Dec 22, 2008

    The main body of the 94th Engineer Battalion Aca,!A"WolverinesAca,!A?, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq, Dec. 14, and hundreds of Soldiers were re-united with their families at Davidson Fitness Center.

  • USO Hope and Freedom Tour

    Dec 22, 2008

    Country artists and other celebrity acts visit troops in the Middle East on a nine-day USO tour.

  • American and Iraqi school children meet

    Dec 22, 2008

    American students on Fort Hood and Iraqi students in Baghdad exchange questions and answers via teleconference.

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