Archive: Dec 2008

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  • 2008 Soldier Holiday Greetings, part 2

    Dec 22, 2008

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

  • Senior Army Leader Holiday Message

    Dec 22, 2008

    Senior Army Leader Holiday Message

  • CSA visits Warrior Country

    Dec 21, 2008

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Chief of staff of the Army, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Dec. 18.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Safety Message

    Dec 19, 2008

  • Gen. George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army, visits the U.S. Army, Japan & I CORPS

    Dec 19, 2008

  • Family Member and New Parent Support Programs' host holiday party for Families

    Dec 19, 2008

    Fort Riley Families got a taste of the Holiday season early this year during the Exceptional Family Member and New Parent Support ProgramsAca,!a,,c Holiday Celebration at RileyAca,!a,,cs Conference Center.

  • Army, players prep for All-American Bowl

    Dec 19, 2008

    Some of the best high school football players in the U.S. will go head-to-head Jan. 3 during the All-American Bowl, in a classic East vs. West match-up at San Antonio's Alamodome.

  • More Soldiers now eligible for TSGLI

    Dec 19, 2008

    More Soldiers who have been traumatically injured in combat, or even in a car accident stateside, may now be eligible for up to $100,000 to help adjust to life following their injury.

  • Christmas wreaths laid to honor veterans

    Dec 19, 2008

    900 wreaths were placed on the headstones at Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Post Cemetery as part of Wreaths Across America ceremony. The ceremony honored veterans who have served in the military.

  • Drug abuse resistance and education graduates learn to say 'no'

    Dec 19, 2008

    Fort Riley police officers talked with some students at Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Elementary and congratulated the fifth-grade students for their completion of a 10-week course in drug abuse resistance education, better known as DARE.

  • Students perform holiday classic

    Dec 19, 2008

    Students from a Fort Riley Elementary School performed the classical Christmas musical Aca,!A"The Nutcracker.Aca,!A?

  • FM 7-1: 'How' of Army training to be Web-based

    Dec 19, 2008

    With the release of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest field manual 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3 Lt. Gen. James D. Thurman told Pentagon reporters yesterday that within three months the Army would be releasing FM 7-1.

  • Larmore fills Army Band Christmas spotlight

    Dec 19, 2008

    The U.S. Army Band brought its year to a close over the weekend with holiday revels and Christmas carols, a guest diva and orchestral paeans to peace.

  • Fort Riley's mounted color guard set to march in Inaugural Parade

    Dec 19, 2008

    Troopers of the mounted color guard at Fort Riley will perform their duties at the ultimate change of command ceremony when they ride in the Presidential Inaugural Parade for President-elect Barack Obama Jan. 20 in Washington.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • Defenders activate

    Dec 19, 2008

    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters organized their headquarters unit as one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new modular warfare units labeled as a Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

  • Third generation paratrooper earns Airborne wings

    Dec 19, 2008

    First Lt. Philip Sakala became a third generation paratrooper Dec. 13 when his grandfather, retired Col. Jack Ancker, pinned his Airborne wings on during a graduation ceremony at Eubanks Field on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade makes it home for holidays

    Dec 19, 2008

    The 1st Infantry Division's support brigade, 'the Muleskinners' returned from a 15-month deployment in Iraq.

  • One Team Warrior Run Video

    Dec 19, 2008

  • Fort Leavenworth Soldiers rescue local motorist

    Dec 19, 2008

    Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College Students rescue local motorist in icy weather.

  • Guard civil support team responds to suspicious package

    Dec 19, 2008

    Add Camp Mabry, Texas, to the growing list of embassies, military installations and a myriad of other agencies receiving suspicious packages through the U.S. Mail on Wednesday.

  • Secretary Geren speaks out against sexual assault

    Dec 19, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks out against sexual assault. The Army is committed to sexual assault prevention and response.

  • Hawaii's Hale Koa has something for everyone

    Dec 19, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers and family members looking for a night out on the town neednAca,!a,,ct look any further than the Hale Koa Hotel. The hotel is not just for vacationers and it offers a wide variety of entertainment options for everyone from the single Soldier to couples and children in every price range.

  • 2008 Soldier Holiday Greetings, part 1

    Dec 19, 2008

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

  • Training through the eyes of a drill sergeant -- blue phase

    Dec 19, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs almost 5 a.m. on Dec. 11. Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Lopez just got to work. The first thing he does is check the weather forecast online. The chance of rain is 100 percent and thunderstorms are anticipated. Lopez is a drill sergeant with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and his Soldiers are supposed to spend the day on the range. Aca,!A"The rain wonAca,!a,,ct stop us,Aca,!A? he says, Aca,!A"but if thereAca,!a,,cs lightning, weAca,!a,,cll have to wait it out in the shelter.Aca,!A?

  • BCT Soldiers clinch MAC 1

    Dec 19, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Aaron Price, a drill sergeant with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, had never punched one of his Soldiers. On Tuesday, he did it repeatedly Aca,!"Aca,!" in the presence of Lt. Col. Collin Fortier, his battalion commander, and Capt. Matthew Graessle, his company commander. Price was not out of line, though. His job was to act as an assailant during the companyAca,!a,,cs certification of 32 Basic Training Soldiers in Level 1 of Modern Army Combatives. The objective during the certification is for the Soldiers to ward off an attacker by achieving one of four possible clinches.

  • National Guard to help with security at inauguration

    Dec 19, 2008

    More than 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from at least eight states will be on hand to provide security, medical and other support during the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration in Washington.

  • BCT Soldier sets record unit APFT score

    Dec 19, 2008

    One-hundred thirty-two push-ups in two minutes, 114 sit-ups in two minutes and an 11-minute, 53-second 2-mile run. These scores earned Pfc. Holden Isley a total of 402 points on the extended scale of his Basic Combat Training Army Physical Fitness Test, one of the highest 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs drill sergeants have seen.

  • 'Wolfhounds' bring holiday cheer to Japanese orphans

    Dec 19, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Filled with holiday spirit and softly humming Christmas tunes, 27th Infantry Regiment Aca,!A"Wolfhounds,Aca,!A? Soldiers and family members gathered at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Dec. 15, for an annual gift wrapping party.

  • New AG CSM sets standard in caring for other Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2008

    Hold your head up, hold it high! More than just a cadence, those words are the message the new command sergeant major for the Adjutant General School and the AG regimental corps has for all Soldiers in the adjutant general branch. Command Sgt. Maj. Darlene Hagood became the sixth Soldier, and the first female, to hold those positions during a change of responsibility ceremony, Dec. 11, at the SSI auditorium. Hagood said one of her first priorities is to instill a greater sense of pride throughout the corps.

  • Commentary: Home for the holidays -- celebrating what matters

    Dec 19, 2008

    I am not skipping Christmas this year like I did last year. You wonAca,!a,,ct find a Scrooge here. You know the type: nothing you do can make him or her happy. He has strong opinions about everything, and it is rarely positive. No Aca,!A"bah-humbugsAca,!A? from me. How can anyone be Aca,!A"scroogyAca,!A? at this time of year, with colorful decorations everywhere, pretty lights brightening up the night sky and parties with friends and loved ones to attend' Of course, I have bad moods like everyone else, but luckily my trials are now in perspective.

  • Guard's Stryker brigade trains at Polk for deployment

    Dec 19, 2008

    The National GuardAca,!a,,cs only Stryker brigade has been conducting its mission rehearsal exercise for deployment at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk.

  • Tear gas ceremony

    Dec 19, 2008

    A Soldier chooses to re-enlist inside a gas chamber.

  • Family Readiness

    Dec 19, 2008

    Behind the scenes of a Fort Campbell homecoming.

  • 15th Sustainment Brigade trains on future now

    Dec 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The SoldierAca,!a,,cs face was lit by the soft glow from the three flat screen computer monitors lined up in front of him. His eyes flew over a rotating virtual battlefield. He could see where every friendly vehicle and unit was and instantly communicate with them.

  • President visits troops at Bagram

    Dec 19, 2008

    President George W. Bush paid a visit to the service members of Combined Joint Task Force-101 during his last visit as president to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 15.

  • Commentary: Buy 'green' for the New Year

    Dec 19, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Most of us have heard that U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense Aca,!" down to every individual work center and administrative support office Aca,!" are required to buy Aca,!A"greenAca,!A? products. But letAca,!a,,cs take a step back for a minute to review what that means.

  • Lt. Col. Stephen Jeselink, who is deployed to Afghanistan and is also one of countless Soldiers who

    Dec 19, 2008

    Lt. Col. Stephen Jeselink, who will continue the tradition of reading to his family on Christmas Eve although he will be thousands of miles away.

  • Happy Holidays

    Dec 19, 2008

    Col. Ronald Kapral, the commander of 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard, along with his brigade staff, takes time to wish the rest of the brigade, who are stretched across Iraq, happy holidays Dec. 12, 2008, at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. The 81st HBCT's 3,400 Soldiers deployed to Iraq in late October in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldier continues holiday tradition in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2008 Aca,!" Although far from home, a deployed Soldier here will continue a long-standing holiday tradition with his family in Louisiana. Every Christmas Eve, Lt. Col. Stephen Jeselink, Task Force Warrior deputy commander, reads the poem Aca,!A"The Night Before ChristmasAca,!A? to his family Aca,!" a tradition he started 18 years ago when the family was stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany.

  • Army leaders sign Warrior Healthcare Covenant in Heidelberg

    Dec 19, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Dec. 18, 2008) -- Gen. Carter F. Ham, commanding general of U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army, signs the Warrior Healthcare Covenant at USAREUR headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 18. The covenant is a committment to quality health care, assistance and a healing environment for Soldiers and their families, said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker (second from right). Spc. Derraivius Strawder, a wounded Soldier from the Warrior Transition Unit in Baumholder, Germany (right), attended the ceremony as a representative of USAREUR's wounded warriors. Ham, who has a son-in-law attached to a Warrior Transition Unit, called the covenant an important symbol of the Army's commitment to Soldier care. Also pictured are USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Beam (left) and Brig. Gen. Keith W. Gallagher, USAREUR command surgeon and commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command.

  • Wheeler's 599th Transportation Group helps its own during holidays

    Dec 18, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" The 599th Transportation Group at Wheeler Army Airfield is getting into the spirit of the holidays by sponsoring an Army family. The Smock family grew from two members to six, Oct. 8, when Belinda Garza-Smock had quadruplets Caiden Matthew, Christian Thomas, Cameron Matthew and Chloe Isla at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Reintegration series keeps families strong

    Dec 18, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 30 people crowded into a small room at the Main Post Chapel Annex here, Dec. 13, for an informative briefing to kick off the Aca,!A"Family Strong Series.Aca,!A? The event was presented by 25th Infantry Division, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield BarracksAca,!a,,c Health Clinic.

  • Gen. David Petraeus letter to CENTCOM

    Dec 18, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus sends a status update and seasonal greetings to CENTCOM.

  • Anniston Army Depot's Career Academy to appear on AMC News Dispatch

    Dec 18, 2008

    Members from the Army Materiel Command public and congressional affairs office were on depot Dec. 16 to obtain footage of the Career Academy for an upcoming AMC News Dispatch broadcast.

  • lawton-Fort Sill Fitness Challenge wins state award

    Dec 18, 2008

    The Fort Sill CG'S Challenge was part of an intitiative that wone a state award

  • Artists give back to troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    Singer John Ondrasik talks to the Fort Sill Cannoneer about "For the Troops II"

  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits Speicher

    Dec 18, 2008

    Navy Admiral Mike G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as the U.S. military in Iraq leaders embark on a trip visit to Samarra, Iraq, Dec. 18. While in Samarra, Caslen and Mullen visited the Mosque of the Golden Dome with several officials of the Government of Iraq and other U.S. military leaders. (Photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • Christmas parade opportunity for co-op students to hone carpentry skills

    Dec 18, 2008

    Thanks to a lot of hard work by students and instructors at the depotAca,!a,,cs Career Academy, Anniston Army Depot was able to participate in the City of AnnistonAca,!a,,cs Aca,!EoeGo GreenAca,!a,,c Christmas Parade Dec 5. The parade goers lined up along Noble Street were able to see the craftsmanship of area high school seniors employed here under the depotAca,!a,,cs high school cooperative education program.

  • Annual depot Christmas Cheer Program sponsors 224 children with DHR

    Dec 18, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- 'Elves' plugged away at the depot over the past month to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to local children under the care of DHR. The depot delivered five truckloads of Christmas gifts to Calhoun CountyAca,!a,,cs Department of Human Resources on Dec. 16 as part of the annual Christmas Cheer Program.

  • Depot, BAE Systems maintain cooperative support of troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Equipping our troops through public-private partnering is not new to the depot and defense contractor BAE Systems. The two have been teaming up to repair combat vehicles and other military equipment since 1994, and the relationship is still one that gives BAE Systems, formerly United Defense, a profound footprint on the depot.

  • Army researcher helps keep world from going viral

    Dec 18, 2008

    Dr. Lisa Hensley helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases and finds vaccines to keep troops safe while deployed or at home.

  • 4th BCT Main Body Begins Redeployment

    Dec 18, 2008

    More than 1,000 4th Brigade Combat Team Soldiers returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom from Dec. 8 to 15, greeted by thousands of anxiously awaiting Family and friends, arriving in weather conditions that ranged from mild sunny mornings to chilly midnight-breezes.

  • CFC Far Exceeds Goal, Donations Reach $495,210

    Dec 18, 2008

    Nearly 5,500 contributions, totaling $495,210, helped the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Combined Federal campaign exceed its 2008 goal by 135 percent.

  • Families, Soldiers, Veterans Honor Fallen at Warriors Walk

    Dec 18, 2008

    More than 3,000 Families, Soldiers, veterans and members of the Stewart-Hunter community came to WarriorAca,!a,,cs Walk to pay honor to the 417 fallen 3rd ID Soldiers by placing a wreath at the base of each Eastern Redbud tree, Dec. 13.

  • Cards, Letters Flow Into WFSC During Holidays

    Dec 18, 2008

    Every afternoon for the past few weeks the United Parcel Service delivery truck makes a stop at Army Community Service. The man in brown gets off the truck, opens the cargo door and begins unloading a vast number of packages, some big, some small onto a dolly or pull cart.

  • Fort Sam Welcomes Home 201st Military Intelligence Battalion

    Dec 18, 2008

    A ceremony here characterized with relatively few words but many cheers, welcomed Soldiers from the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion returning home from Iraq the morning of Dec. 9.

  • 1st HBCT Soldiers Maintain Readiness for CCMRF Mission

    Dec 18, 2008

    1st HBCT Soldiers Maintain Readiness for CCMRF Mission

  • Hospital robot helps to save lives off battlefield

    Dec 18, 2008

    Once confined solely to the pages of science fiction, remotely controlled robots are now commonplace on todayAca,!a,,cs battlefield, extending the reach of bomb experts and being used extensively to search for and destroy booby traps intent on killing U.S. troops.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Helps Cut Ribbon, Marne Point Open for Business at Fort Stewart

    Dec 18, 2008

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Ford visits Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Dec. 16. Helps cut ribbons to quality of life facilities.

  • DES firefighters, police host hazardous material training

    Dec 18, 2008

    Members of the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, along with Forest Park Fire Department firefighters, Forest Park, Ga., teamed up in early December for hazardous material training. Each certification level is a DoD and International Fire Service Administration Firefighter certification requirement. The training included awareness, operations and technician and incident command levels proficiencies.

  • Transition Command Helps to Build Afghan Air Corps

    Dec 18, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan Aca,!" The Afghan National Army Air Corps has received the first three of six Mil Mi-35 attack helicopters, adding to its growing capabilities. The helicopters, donated by the Czech Republic, were refurbished by members of Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan.

  • Delta opens airport lounge for traveling troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    It was a free-for-all of food Dec. 12 at the official opening of the Delta Holiday Military Lounge on concourse B at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Servicemembers and their Family members, Delta Airlines employees and volunteers shared an abundance of donated food platters in celebration of the loungeAca,!a,,cs availability to traveling troops.

  • Second iteration of new EWO course set to begin

    Dec 18, 2008

    The second pilot iteration of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Electronic Warfare Officer Qualification Course (FA29) is scheduled to begin Jan. 12 at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • New Fort Campbell Family Housing Website user-friendly

    Dec 18, 2008

    Fort Campbell family housing launches user-friendly website

  • "Shop with a Cop" helps Fort Campbell kids buy gifts

    Dec 18, 2008

    Fort Campbell law enforcement officer helped community members, including Ft Campbell families, shop for toys.

  • Strike brigade, family members attend anniversary for Gander's fallen

    Dec 18, 2008

    23rd anniversary of the Gander, Newfoundland crash that killed 248 Fort Campbell Soldiers

  • Priests pastor to Soldier parishioners despite shortage

    Dec 18, 2008

    HeAca,!a,,cs one of the few, one of the proud, but heAca,!a,,cs not a Marine. As a Catholic chaplain ministering to military Catholics, Chap. (Lt. Col.) Dennis Niemeier is a minority in the ranks of the Armed Forces.

  • Army historians unearth yesterday, keep history alive for tomorrow

    Dec 18, 2008

    In the basement of the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Headquarters building, he lives on, despite having drawn his last breath more than 64 years ago.

  • Army Corridor Dedication Remarks (as delivered)

    Dec 18, 2008

    Army Corridor Dedication remarks (as delivered)

  • U.S. Army Europe and Medical Command leaders, sign Army Healthcare Covenant

    Dec 18, 2008

    Signing by General Ham, LTG Schoomaker, CSM Beam, and others of the Army Healthcare Covenant in Heidelberg, Germany

  • 'Trees for Troops' brighten family faces

    Dec 18, 2008

    Free Christmas trees lighted the faces of Army families at 18 Army installations this month thanks to the SPIRIT Foundation's Aca,!A"Trees for TroopsAca,!A? program.

  • Holiday Spirit

    Dec 18, 2008

    A unit of Military Police may go without some basic necessities this Holiday Season - can you help'

  • Mini-ventilator

    Dec 18, 2008

    A little piece of equipment saves big lives on the battlefield.

  • Warrior Care News

    Dec 18, 2008

  • Army leaders sign Warrior Healthcare Covenant in Heidelberg

    Dec 18, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Dec. 18, 2008) -- Gen. Carter F. Ham, commanding general of U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army, signs the Warrior Healthcare Covenant at USAREUR headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 18. The covenant is a committment to quality health care, assistance and a healing environment for Soldiers and their families, said Army Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker (second from right). Spc. Derraivius Strawder, a wounded Soldier from the Warrior Transition Unit in Baumholder, Germany (right), attended the ceremony as a representative of USAREUR's wounded warriors. Ham, who has a son-in-law attached to a Warrior Transition Unit, called the covenant an important symbol of the Army's commitment to Soldier care. Also pictured are USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Beam (left) and Brig. Gen. Keith W. Gallagher, USAREUR command surgeon and commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command.

  • Soldiers of 66th Transportation Company get realistic training for upcoming Iraq deployment

    Dec 18, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Dec. 18, 2008) -- The 39th Transportation BattalionAca,!a,,cs 66th Transportation Company continued its preparations for deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom by training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here earlier this month. Aca,!A"We are going to be pulling line haul missions all over (the OIF) theater and to other locations. We will basically be the distribution line for the entire theater,Aca,!A? said Capt. Christopher Brown, the 66thAca,!a,,cs commander.

  • Honoring a covenant for Heidelberg

    Dec 18, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" In the little more than a year since the Army Family Covenant was signed at U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, it has made a positive impact on the garrisonAca,!a,,cs family programs.

  • Gen. Casey Visits Korea

    Dec 18, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., 8th U.S. Army Commander, salutes farewell to Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the United States Army at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea during the Chief of StaffAca,!a,,cs annual holiday visit Dec. 18. Photo by SSG Sadie E. Bleistein, 8th U.S. Army PAO

  • USO tour rocks the troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    Grammy award winning musician Kid Rock, American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler and musician Zack Brown entertain troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour. Tour host U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with his wife Deborah, welcomed comedians John Bowman, Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black; actress Tichina Arnold on the tour bringing music and entertainment to service members and their families stationed overseas.

  • Spc. John Barnett, who saw the USO Holiday tour show at Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktik

    Dec 18, 2008

    Spc. John Barnett, who saw the USO Holiday tour show at Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika Province of Eastern Afghanistan

  • Kaiserslautern USO manager always 'on duty' for servicemembers processing for deployment,

    Dec 18, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Dec. 18, 2008)-- Sedrick Robinson may be better than Santa Claus. While Santa is seen only during the holidays, Robinson, the joint mobility processing center deployment operations support manager for the United Service Organizations Kaiserslautern, provides cheer and acts of kindness year-round. Though it may be hard to tell from his cumbersome job title, Robinson simply makes things as easy and as comfortable as possible for the Soldiers who process through the Deployment Processing Center and Aca,!A"purple rampAca,!A? here. Soldiers deploy from the DPC on Rhine Ordnance Barracks and redeploy via the purple ramp on Ramstein Air Base. Both facilities are operated by U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Prevent mold buildup, keep illnesses at bay

    Dec 18, 2008

    Every year as winter sets in, homemakers begin struggling with keeping mold growth to a minimum. The damp conditions that come with the season make it prime growing season for the spores which cause mold growth. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air.

  • Bamberg Exceptional Family Member Program meeting expectations

    Dec 18, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Exceptional Family Member Program is receiving enormous praise by the military community and is being viewed as one of the premier initiatives the Army has taken in recent years to care for service members and their Families.

  • Camp Darby commissary nearing completion

    Dec 18, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Camp Darby has been watching the construction of a new commissary site morph into something that promises to be a key establishment within the community.

  • Wounded 9th Engineer Battalion Soldier returns to service, plans to rejoin unit in Iraq

    Dec 18, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Dec. 17, 2008) -- Improvised explosive devices have taken a terrible toll on servicemembers in Iraq -- a fact Spc. Jake Altman knows all too well. In 2006, after serving two years in the Army, Altman deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion. The battalion, part of U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade, was stationed just north of Baghdad at Camp Taji. There, the specialist's colleagues say, he impressed them with his drive. "Altman was hard-working. He was self-assured and got along with everyone," said Spc. Jason Ogarro.

  • Gold Star Mothers charter new chapter at Fort Leavenworth

    Aug 26, 2011

    Article and photos on new Northeast Kansas Gold Star Mothers chapter chartering at Fort Leavenworth.

  • Fort Shafter dedicates community center to fallen hero

    Dec 17, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" In life, 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom was a known as a demanding leader who worked hard to ensure the well-being of his men and to foster a sense of teamwork among the troops. The courage of the young leader would be put to the test when he was sent off to war in the combat zone of Wanat, Afghanistan, where he fought a fierce battle against outnumbered enemy forces Aca,!" on July 13. Brostrom, and eight other Soldiers gave their lives that day when they paid the ultimate sacrifice to save their Aca,!A"battle-buddiesAca,!A? and repel the attack on their remote outpost.

  • Bush shares leadership vision with Army War College

    Dec 17, 2008

    President George W. Bush gave the Army War College students a unique opportunity to hear his thoughts on strategic leadership and national security as he thanked them for "the honor of a lifetime: to serve as your Commander in Chief."

  • Special Forces honored

    Dec 17, 2008

    Nineteen Soldiers receive Silver Stars at Fort Bragg.

  • USACE grandmother

    Dec 17, 2008

    In a country and culture where men dominate, one female U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee holds her own.

  • 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders (.pdf)

    Dec 17, 2008

    The 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders in downloadable .pdf format.

  • Language, cultural learning important to Army mission

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Army should be on target with its language and cultural capabilities within five to 10 years. By then, every Soldier should have a broad competence in cultural knowledge and should posses at least some rudimentary capability in a foreign language.

  • Freedom Team Salute offers holiday recognition

    Dec 17, 2008

    This holiday season, a Freedom Team Salute Commendation could be a special way for Soldiers to thank those who support them as they defend the country.

  • Army launches first Executive Mentorship Program

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Army paired up 38 senior executives Dec. 15 to begin the first formal mentoring initiative of its kind.

  • 'Wounded Warriors' hit slopes in Breckenridge

    Dec 17, 2008

    'Wounded Warriors' Hit The Slopes In Breckenridge

  • West Point Superintendent's enlisted aide drawn to life

    Dec 17, 2008

    West Point SuperintendentAca,!a,,cs enlisted aide drawn to life story and photos

  • "One Team Warrior Runners"

    Dec 17, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII DEC 17, 2008 - More than 1,000 U.S. Army, Pacific "One Team Warrior Runners" welcomed the holiday season at Fort Shafter as they ran about three-miles in formation, led by LTG Benjamin R. Mixon, Commanding General, USARPAC and other members of the command group, circling around the post and concluding at Palm Circle with remarks and a safety briefing.

  • Wal-Mart donates $500K to military charities

    Dec 17, 2008

    Wal-Mart donates $500K to military charities

  • Wounded warriors relish a chance to enjoy outdoors

    Dec 17, 2008

    Wounded warriors guests of Mattaponi Hunt Club

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