Archive: Dec 2008

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  • West Point Cadets study ways to improve medical/physical evaluation boards

    Dec 17, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The pressure has been building on a small think tank inside Mahan Hall here. The fact the Army's top general will hear their ideas isn't entirely what makes the senior project of these four U.S. Military Academy cadets so important. Their work could change the lives of Soldiers and their families across the Army.

  • West Point Soldier receives award from President Bush

    Dec 17, 2008

    Soldier receives award from President Bush story and photo

  • Wounded soldiers promised continued support

    Dec 17, 2008

    An interview with SGM Brent Jurgersen on taking care of Wounded Warriors

  • Retired First Sergeant Cited for Boy Scout Work

    Dec 17, 2008

    Retired 1st Sgt. Albert Aca,!A"AlAca,!A? Farrar wasnAca,!a,,ct at the Veterans Day Dinner when his name was called out as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award presented by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition. It wasnAca,!a,,ct that he didnAca,!a,,ct want to be present to receive such a prestigious award. If he had known about the award, which he didnAca,!a,,ct, he would have rearranged his schedule to make sure he was there. But, without realizing the momentous occasion he was missing, Farrar went about taking care of a previous engagement he had scheduled with a few young men. While other veterans and community leaders were dining at the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs North Hall, Farrar was going over the details of a flag retirement ceremony that members of Boy Scout Troop 400 would be involved in on Veterans Day. Aca,!A"What I enjoy doing is changing the character in boys. IAca,!a,,cm not doing this to get recognition,Aca,!A? said Farrar, who has been the Scoutmaster for Troop 400 since it was started in 1988.

  • Project Office has Precise Procurement Needs

    Dec 17, 2008

    As 2008 winds down and Aca,!a,,c09 ramps up, the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Office is living up to its name -- Precision. Aca,!A"We are ceasing the procurement of Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions after deliveries of work in progress,Aca,!A? project manager Col. Dave Rice said. Aca,!A"We are also pursuing technologies that will meet the requirement to engage broadly dispersed area targets.Aca,!A? An Army Configuration Steering Board has resulted in the release of a request for proposal for two or more competing contractors to provide Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead technology solutions.

  • USACAPOC(A)'s Civil Affairs Qualification Course - Mobilized

    Dec 17, 2008

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), interact with Pineland role player as part of the Mobilization Civil Affairs Course (MCAC) graduating later this month. Forty-five military personnel, including two U.S. Marines and two Navy officers, are nearly finished after completing nine-weeks of intense classroom and field instruction. The final exam for these new Civil Affairs officers is a four-day operation through the fictional country of Pineland

  • Blessings Abound for Family Facing Health Crisis

    Dec 17, 2008

    Rick GrayAca,!a,,cs faith has been tested to its very core. And, yet, he counts his blessings every day. HeAca,!a,,cs thankful to God for his wife Lisa, his twin daughters Hannah and Lauren, his church and community, and his job with AMCOMAca,!a,,cs Integrated Material Management Center that now allows him to work from home. Those blessings mean a lot to a man who is struggling with incurable stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. But thatAca,!a,,cs not the only health challenge faced by Gray and his family.

  • CID helping online holiday shoppers

    Dec 17, 2008

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission to help Soldiers, family members and Army civilians stay safe while shopping online this holiday season.

  • National Guard Celebrates 372nd Birthday

    Dec 17, 2008

    In a year when the Alabama Army National Guard has gone through one its most significant transformations, the commander of a state theater-level headquarters said AlabamaAca,!a,,cs Guard is ready for its dual mission in support of the stateAca,!a,,cs governor and the nationAca,!a,,cs president. Maj. Gen. Joe Harkey, commander of the Alabama Army National GuardAca,!a,,cs 167th Theater Sustainment Command, provided an outline of the GuardAca,!a,,cs history and its future at a National Guard 372nd birthday breakfast sponsored by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army on Friday at the Heritage Club. Harkey said the state activated 41 units, deactivated 54 units and converted another 44 units during its transformation from Aca,!A"a strategic reserve to an operational forceAca,!A? that provides flexibility in its dual mission to provide states with units trained and equipped to protect life and property, and to provide the nation units trained, equipped and ready to defend the U.S. and its interests anywhere in the world.

  • Redstone School Bus Operation Nearing End

    Dec 17, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal is getting out of the school bus business. The change began this school year when Huntsville started transporting Redstone youngsters who attend Columbia and New Century high schools. The next phase will begin Jan. 5, after the Christmas break, when the city will start transporting students to J.E. Williams Middle School. Next year, the city will transport students to J.E. Williams Elementary.

  • 25ID Commander Featured on Iraqi Radio

    Dec 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, appears on Iraqi radio program Aca,!A"Special InterviewsAca,!A? with host Lobnan Obadie Dec. 17 in Tikrit, Iraq. Caslen fielded on-air questions from Iraqi callers alongside Salah Ad Din Provincial Governor Hamood Shekti al Qaisi.

  • Canines Charm Vets Home Residents

    Dec 17, 2008

    Visitors at the Tut Fann Veterans Home rarely are of the four-legged variety. But, thanks to the generosity of some dog owners from Athens, veterans at Tut Fann recently got to pet, hold, hug and talk to a few of Aca,!A"manAca,!a,,cs best friends.Aca,!A? The furry visitors garnered lots of different responses during their Dec. 9 visit with veterans, ranging from surprise to sheer joy with comments like Aca,!A"good dogAca,!A? and Aca,!A"What a nice puppy.Aca,!A?

  • Army/Iraqi Brothers in Arms

    Dec 17, 2008

    Adel Shnaif Lakal, an Iraqi Policeman, poses for a photo with Savanna, Georgia native, Spc. Daniel Flowers, of B. Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at a radio station in Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 17. The two warriors for Iraqi freedom quickly struck up a fast friendship while on a mission, despite a language barrier.

  • AMSC extends deadlines for civilian courses

    Dec 17, 2008

    Application deadlines have been extended for 30 days for civilian employees wanting to attend the basic or intermediate courses at the Army Management Staff College.

  • RDECOM quote from Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo

    Dec 17, 2008

    "It is an immense privilege for me to continue to serve our Army and to serve you as the commander of RDECOM

  • Fort McCoy AFAP conference sends 4 issues forward for consideration

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Fort McCoy annual Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference submitted four issues to Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Northeast Region for submission to the U.S. Army Forces Command mid-level AFAP Conference to be held March 22-27, 2009.

  • Fort McCoy fitness center offers patrons a variety of options

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy, Wis., offers patrons a variety of programs and equipment to aid them in their health and fitness goals.

  • Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area opens for season

    Dec 17, 2008

    Fort McCoy' Whitetail Ridge Ski Area opened for the season Dec. 13. Available activities include downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling also are available when enough natural snow is present.

  • The holidays at Fort McCoy

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Fort McCoy community celebrates the holiday season.

  • Fort McCoy ACS sponsors resume writing workshop

    Dec 17, 2008

    Fort McCoy ACS sponsored a resume writing workshop Dec. 4.

  • Supply technician claims AMC employee of year award

    Dec 17, 2008

    For 26 years, Laura Dumback (a resident of Scranton) has worked around, over and under a wall of silence.

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • More troops helping New England recover from ice storm

    Dec 17, 2008

    National Guard members continued to provide a helping hand Tuesday with recovery operations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after a severe winter storm Dec. 11, dropped ice, freezing rain and sleet across the region.

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jim PillsburyAca,!a,,cs nomination for his third star was confirmed Dec. 8. The president had nominated him for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Technical library at Tobyhanna Army Depot streamlines operations

    Dec 17, 2008

    Tobyhanna employees rely on the validity of thousands of documents to repair and test communications-electronics equipment used by servicemembers around the world.

  • Pillsbury advances

    Dec 17, 2008

    Bold, loving and sensible are just a few of the words used to describe the new deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command during a promotion ceremony conducted at AMC headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 15.

  • Rooftop landscaping project nears completion at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Dec 17, 2008

    Workers from Silvercool Roof install the second of four green roofs on Building 11Aca,!a,,cs Wing C. Each green roof will cover about 14,000 square feet with about 1,500 pre-planted modules of plants.

  • Hard work pays off for LOGSA employee -- Industrial engineer inducted into hall of fame

    Dec 17, 2008

    An industrial engineer here, who started as an analyst, has been inducted into the Military Packaging Hall of Fame.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot volunteers entertain guests from local schools, veteran centers

    Dec 17, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" More than 700 children and adults attended the Operation Santa Claus (OSC) parties on Dec. 2-4. During the annual event 300 volunteers, including students from Dunmore and Pocono Mountain high schools, dressed in costumes, assisted Santa and helped with the guests. Thirty groups participated in the parties, including Pittston Area, Mid Valley and Pleasant Valley school districts, Friendship House, and the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton veteran centers. Also in attendance were personalities from 98.5 KRZ, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Pioneers sports teams. Each guest received an OSC bag, coloring book and crayons, candy and a toy. Guests also received a Tobyhanna Army Depot knit cap, donated by the Tobyhanna Credit Union. Dozens of people also attended the Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2 at The Landing. The ceremony included caroling, pictures with Santa and gifts for the children. This yearAca,!a,,cs OSC efforts raised over $30,000; and decorations, clothes and toys were donated to local churches, military reserve units, centers and families. Aca,!A"Operation Santa Claus was once again a huge success. Children and teachers were grateful for all that we did, and they had a blast,Aca,!A? said Walter Dorosky, project coordinator. Aca,!A"We appreciate the generosity of employees who volunteered their time.Aca,!A? Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Dec 17, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

  • Combatives training gets physical

    Dec 17, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Oran J. Spradley, the 4th Sustainment BrigadeAca,!a,,cs level one combatives instructor, Aca,!EoerocksAca,!a,,c Sgt. Linwood Johnson as he tries to go inside to get one of three clinches during the test-out phase of a combatives course held on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 15, 2008.

  • Wiesbaden mayor recognizes garrison's environmental efforts

    Dec 17, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Efforts to heighten environmental awareness, reduce operating costs and save resources by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden paid off as the garrison received the prestigious Oekoprofit Certificate Dec. 2 from Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Helmut MAfA1/4ller and other city officials at WiesbadenAca,!a,,cs Rathaus (town hall).

  • Wounded warrior ready to return to the fight

    Dec 17, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Danger lurks on every stretch of road in Iraq with the prospect of improvised explosive devices. These roadside bombs have taken a terrible toll on those serving downrange, and Spc. Jake Altman knows very well the destruction they can cause.

  • New Online portal offers video, news, photo content for world-wide audience

    Dec 17, 2008

    Servicemembers, families and civilians around the world now have a breakthrough Internet resource for information about life at U.S. Army Installations across the Korean peninsula.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • Soldiers, Family members take oath to become newest U.S. Citizens in Korea

    Dec 17, 2008

    United States Forces Korea welcomed 43 new U.S. citizens to its ranks during a naturalization ceremony held at United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Dec. 15.

  • USARPAC Medical Team provides aid to Nepal

    Dec 16, 2008

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, December 12, 2008 Aca,!"When a team of Soldiers from the United States Army, Pacific (USARPAC) landed in Nepal recently, they were surprised to see many Americans in the airport. But unlike their fellow travelers heading north for an adventurous trek up to Mount Everest, the Soldiers had a more serious mission.

  • U.S. Iraqi Diplomat Talks With 25th ID Leaders

    Dec 16, 2008

    Thomas C. Krajeski, senior advisor for northern affairs to the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, sits down with Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, and Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Deputy Commanding General Aca,!" Support, MND-N, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 16, Iraq to welcome Task Force Lightning and discuss past and future plans for northern Iraq.

  • Last Aca,!A"GreywolfAca,!A? Soldiers take final step toward Iraq

    Dec 16, 2008

  • 1st Cavalry Division Color Casing Ceremony

    Dec 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD TEXAS-- The 1st Cavalry Division commander, Maj. Gen. Daniel Bolger, subordinate brigade commanders, and Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division gathered on Fort Hood's Cooper Field Dec. 12 to case the divisionAca,!a,,cs colors in preparation for deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Army Commander Partners with Reconstruction Team

    Dec 16, 2008

    Wayne Wei-Siang Hseih, Tuz satellite provincial reconstruction team leader, meets with Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., commander, Multi-National Division Aca,!" North, at Forward Operating Base Berstein, near Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq (approximately 106 miles north of Baghdad), Dec. 16 to discuss Task Force Lightnings plans for continuing support to the people of northern Iraq. Provincial reconstruction teams utilize united efforts between the U.S. Military and the people of Iraq to re-establish a self-sufficient governing state.

  • B. Company 2/27 "Wolfhounds" Perform MRAP Ops

    Dec 16, 2008

    Laie, Hawaii native 1st Sgt. Von Auna, First Sergeant, B. Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, rides inside a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a convoy mission outside of Forward Operating Base Bernstein, near Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq Dec. 15. Auna leads his Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and adds another page to the storied "Wolfhounds" history.

  • All-Army outfielder to play in 'Border Battle' with Canada

    Dec 16, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Avery has been selected to play for Team USA in the 2009 Border Battle, a slow-pitch softball game between the United States and Canada.

  • 'Black Jack' Chaplain makes big difference to 2nd Brigade

    Dec 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As a child, walking two miles every Sunday to get to and from church might give certain individuals misgivings about the weekly ritual. But, for Gaston, N.C. native, Maj. Joshua Pair, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Chaplain, it was well worth it.

  • "Dark Horse" Soldiers get their spurs

    Dec 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - For Soldiers of the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, a pair of spurs is more than just something you wear on your boots.

  • Chicago Senior Leaders Send Holiday Messages to Troops

    Dec 16, 2008

  • "Ironhorse" troopers conduct air assault training

    Dec 16, 2008

    Fort Hood, Texas- Just before sunset, scouts from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Battalion 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered in a field near the Hargrove Platoon Military Operations/Urban Terrain facility to prepare to conduct a training raid on a time sensitive target.

  • DBE personnel and American troops ground smuggling operations

    Dec 16, 2008

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The 2nd Battalion, 11th Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement, partnered with Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to assist the Iraqi Security Forces in the disruption of smuggling networks in November.

  • Army broadens funeral honors at Arlington for Soldiers killed in action

    Dec 16, 2008

    A new Army policy will allow all Soldiers killed in action who are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery to receive full military funeral honors, which include a caisson, band, colors team, and an escort platoon.

  • In The Spirit Of The Season

    Dec 16, 2008

    Local high school students give Christmas cards to wounded, ill, and injured soldiers at Fort Hood

  • Solar power helping light streets of Iraq

    Dec 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iraqi government are using solar energy to light the dark streets of Baghdad, Basra, Fallujah, Kharma and Sakalaweyah.

  • Isle keiki send Soldiers holiday cheer

    Dec 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A brightly colored holiday card decorated with a Christmas tree and American flag read, Aca,!A"My Christmas wish this year is for you to be home with your family.Aca,!A?

  • Support Soldiers make it happen for YS 55

    Dec 16, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, JAPAN Aca,!" Long before people began arriving for Yama Sakura 55, Soldiers of Task Force 35 established a foothold here and had things ready for U.S. servicemembers participating in this yearAca,!a,,cs exercise. Task Force 35, stationed at Sagami Depot, 10 kilometers north of Camp Zama, is part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 8th Theater Support Command. Its Soldiers are among the more than 1,000 American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen participating in Yama Sakura 55, along with their counterparts from the Japanese ground, air and maritime services. Yama Sakura is a bilateral U.S.-Japan, computerized command post exercise designed to better the defense of Japan, and to protect each countryAca,!a,,cs interests throughout East Asia.

  • Mele Kalikimaka: Military riders participate in Toys For Tots run

    Dec 16, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 6,000 motorcycles of all makes and sizes thundered through Waikiki during the 34th Annual Street Bikers United Hawaii Toy Run Parade benefiting the Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots, Dec. 7.

  • 53-year-old lieutenant graduates from BOLC II

    Dec 16, 2008

    Mike Finnegan might be the oldest first lieutenant to graduate from Basic Officer Leader Course II at Fort Benning, Ga. At 53, he completed the end of course Army Physical Fitness Test Monday with a score of 295, completing 84 push ups, 66 sit ups and running two miles in 15:22. But it took Finnegan 30 years to get there.

  • USAREC puts commitment to Families in writing

    Dec 16, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier reaffirmed the Recruiting CommandAca,!a,,cs commitment to Families by signing the Army Family Covenant Dec. 15 at the USAREC Headquarters on Fort Knox.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Dec 16, 2008

    The 208th Army Band entertains Soldiers assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command located at Fort Jackson, S.C., The 208th is an Army Reserve band based at Concord, N.C., near Charlotte is assigned to the 81st RSC.

  • Future envisioned: Blueprint unveiled; strategy in works

    Dec 16, 2008

    Sweeping change is on its way to Fort Jackson. As 2008 winds down, post leaders are charting a course for the future, beginning with a new vision: Aca,!A"Team Jackson, a proud legacy of training American Soldiers for over 90 years, committed to transforming individuals and institutions, while at the same time providing the highest quality of life and care for our Soldiers, Civilians and Families. Fort Jackson: Tradition Training, Transformation.Aca,!A?

  • Program ensures Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 16, 2008

    Early in his tenure as tactical support operations supervisor at Fort Jackson, Harvey J. Jackson heard a comment from a Soldier that he said bothered him. Aca,!A"I got another broken weapon,Aca,!A? Jackson recalls hearing the Basic Combat Training Soldier say. The statement made Jackson wonder.

  • MEPS ensures recruits meet medical standards

    Dec 16, 2008

    The recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station come from different backgrounds and enlist in different service branches, but they have one thing in common. At MEPS, they undergo physical and medical tests to determine if they are qualified to serve in the armed forces.

  • Battle of the Bulge 2008 Commemoration in Bastogne

    Dec 16, 2008

    BASTOGNE, BelgiumAca,!"Thousands of servicemembers and families from across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany gathered in Bastogne on Dec. 13, 2008, to walk the snow-covered icy trails that veterans of the Battle of the Bulge walked 64 years earlier. Following the walk, the town celebrated the WWII victory with a parade led by a U.S. Army Garrison Benelux color guard. Unit formations from the Belgian ArmyAca,!a,,cs 1st Artillery and Headquarters Company USAG Benelux were also present, along with cadets from Bamberg American High School. Wreaths were laid at PattonAca,!a,,cs Monument and at McAuliffe Square by U.S. and Belgian dignitaries, including Lt. Col. Keith Forsyth, USAG Benelux Directorate of Emergency Services director.

  • Forces command top enlisted sees improvement in the Iraqi NCO firsthand

    Dec 16, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" There has been a 180-degree turnaround in the Iraqi noncommissioned officer corps since 2005, according to the top enlisted Soldier at U.S. Army Forces Command in Atlanta.

  • 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders

    Dec 16, 2008

    The 2008 holiday season letter from the Army senior leaders Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey, Jr., Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

  • Holiday Greetings from Secretary Geren

    Dec 16, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren offers a Holiday message to our Troops around the world.

  • SPC Noah Galloway Inspires After An IED Changed His Life

    Dec 16, 2008

    SPC Noah Galloway inspires others through moving on with his life and pushing his limits after an IED changed his life forever

  • Korea tour normalization

    Dec 16, 2008

    U.S. Forces Korea Commander, Gen. Sharp, has announced plans for the implementation of tour normalization in Korea.

  • Homecoming

    Dec 16, 2008

    A family preps for a Soldier's return from war in time for the holidays.

  • European Command Program Aims to Reduce Caregiver Fatigue

    Dec 16, 2008

    Working with Stephen Covey, EUCOM helps reduce caregiver fatigue

  • New Home for 'Warriors In Transition'- Wounded soldiers occupy a special place at Fort Bel

    Dec 16, 2008

    New housing for warriors in transition

  • www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

    Dec 16, 2008

    www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

  • RDECOM Quote

    Dec 16, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

  • Vicenza artists capture All Army awards

    Dec 16, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- The 2008 All Army Arts & Crafts contets awarded two first place awards to community members here.

  • Vicenza high schooler wins Boys & Girls Club top award

    Dec 16, 2008

    A Vicenza High School student was selected was selected as one of 37 Boys & Girls Club artists from more than 222 finalists participating in the 2008 National Fine Arts Competition.

  • Red River Defense Complex gives big to Toys for Tots

    Dec 16, 2008

    Red River Defense Complex gives to the local Toys for Tots campaign.

  • Capt. Kyle Walton, detachment commander for team 3336 of the 3rd Special Forces Group

    Dec 16, 2008

    Capt. Kyle Walton, detachment commander for team 3336 of the 3rd Special Forces Group

  • SUDS program helps wounded warriors with dive certification

    Dec 16, 2008

    For two years the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba program has taught more than 100 injured veterans how to dive. The program is designed to assist returning veterans injured in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Garmisch CDC earns national accreditation

    Dec 16, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Child Development Center, located on Artillery Kaserne, is one of the first early childhood programs to earn re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children under new, more stringent standards.

  • AMR families celebrate holiday spirit at Fun Fest

    Dec 15, 2008

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" A long way from the North Pole, Santa Claus arrived at the 12th Annual Holiday Fun Fest here, Dec. 6, with a smile on his face and greeted excited children of all ages.

  • Generals Loop lights up night, installation

    Dec 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, friends and family members gathered at Generals Loop, here, for the annual Community Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4.

  • Army opens living history exhibit at Pentagon

    Dec 15, 2008

    "The U.S. Army Pentagon Exhibit Aca,!" A Living HistoryAca,!A? opened Dec. 15 featuring more than 400 historical artifacts, some 80 pieces of original artwork and hundreds of photographs and films that tell the history of the American Soldier since the Army's birth on June 14, 1775. (See related news story.)

  • Army opens living history exhibit at Pentagon

    Dec 15, 2008

    The corridors of the Pentagon opened Monday to the U.S. Army's "Living HistoryAca,!A? exhibit which features more than 400 historical artifacts, some 80 pieces of original artwork and hundreds of photographs and films that tell the history of the American Soldier since the ArmyAca,!a,,cs birth on June 14, 1775.

  • Army broadens Arlington Military funeral honors for KIA Soldiers

    Dec 15, 2008

    A new Army policy will allow all Soldiers killed in action who are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery to receive full military funeral honors with additional elements, to include a caisson, band, colors team and an escort platoon.

  • Trees light-up Family spirits for the holidays

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Trees for Troops program provides Soldiers and their Families trees free of charge for the holiday season.

  • Fort Bliss Families get set for holidays at Holiday Festival

    Dec 15, 2008

    More than 200 children and other military family members stopped by the Team Bliss Holiday Festival at Biggs Park to play games, watch holiday movies, drink hot chocolate and meet Santa.

  • Thousands lay wreaths across America

    Dec 15, 2008

    Thousands showed up on a crisp Saturday morning, some from as far away as Maine, to lay wreaths at the headstones of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers deliver cheer to local children

    Dec 15, 2008

    A group of Fort Bliss Soldiers joined with community churches at the Abundant Living Faith Center for a massive toy drive to ensure underprivileged children in the area donAca,!a,,ct celebrate Christmas without receiving some holiday cheer.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers honored at mentor breakfast

    Dec 15, 2008

    Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, received awards during the eighth annual Mentor Breakfast at the Education Service Center Region 19 Saturday for their work in mentoring members of the Victory Warriors After-School Academy.

  • Quote

    Dec 15, 2008

  • EOD academy helps Army meet increased mission

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new group-level pilot program was put to the test at Fort Carson Dec. 2-5, to help the Army meet the increasing demand of explosive ordnance disposal resources in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • FCS insights, part 2

    Dec 15, 2008

    Future Combat Systems is born out of the need to communicate on the battlefield.

  • Toys for Wings

    Dec 15, 2008

    Paratroopers lined up to give toys during Fort Bragg's annual Operation Toy Drop.

  • Carson ECAT team provides Soldiers direct sustainability, environmental support

    Dec 15, 2008

    Fort Carson trains Soldiers to become Environmental Protections Officers.

  • Public Links

    Dec 15, 2008

  • Fort Monmouth and Aberdeen Proving Ground groups send cheer, gifts overseas

    Dec 15, 2008

  • Runners participate in Honolulu Marathon at Camp Taji

    Dec 15, 2008

    Approximately 160 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians braved the chilly morning Dec. 14 to run the Satellite Honolulu Marathon in Iraq at Camp Taji, northwest of Baghdad. The 26.2-mile course weaved its way through the roads of the camp and at some points proved to challenge the runnersAca,!a,,c mental toughness.

  • Guard responds to winter storm in Northeast

    Dec 15, 2008

    A round of winter storms that left northeastern states covered in ice has almost 900 Guard members clearing debris, providing power generation, water, security, shelter and evacuations in northwestern Massachusetts, which was hardest hit by the storms.

  • Volunteers unite for Holiday Social at Carlisle Barracks

    Dec 15, 2008

    More than 400 volunteers gathered to share in holiday festivities with senior citizens from local retirement homes at the Letort View Community Center on Carlisle Barracks, home of the U.S. Army War College.

  • Virginia's Best Kept Housing Secret

    Dec 15, 2008

  • ARNORTH looks back at 2008

    Dec 15, 2008

    In 2008 U. S. Army North was dealt its fair share of curve balls: from wildfires burning in California to back-to-back hurricanes targeting the southern United States and standing up a consequence management response force the command knocked each and every one out of the park.

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