Archive: Dec 2008

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  • Soldiers intercept, destroy ballistic missile in space

    Dec 11, 2008

    Alaska Army National Guard troops from the 49th Missile Defense Battalion launched and directed a ground-based interceptor Friday that destroyed a target ballistic missile in space, miles above the Pacific Ocean.

  • Rollovers

    Dec 11, 2008

    In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the greatest killer of Soldiers outside of combat. The Engineer Research and Development Center supports today's Army with award-winning technology that saves lives on the front lines and at home. Mary Cochran reports on a new program appropriately called Synthetic Automotive Virtual Environment (S.A.V.E.).

  • Commander-in-chief meets with West Point cadets

    Dec 11, 2008

    Commander-in-chief meets with West Point photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption.

  • Ribbon cut for Army Guard Readiness Center expansion

    Dec 11, 2008

    Ground was ceremonially broken Wednesday for an estimated $98-million expansion of the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.

  • Take a look, it's in a book: Wide world of reading found next door

    Dec 11, 2008

    Without putting any additional squeeze on their wallets, several Fort McPherson Soldiers and Civilian employees are taking long trips this holiday season. Using their imagination and guided by the words of their favorite authors, these people are venturing deep into the worlds of fiction and nonfiction, courtesy of the Fort McPherson Library. Unlike many gifts under the Christmas tree this year, the gift of knowledge from the library carries no price tag.

  • General Thomas R. Turner II quote

    Dec 11, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, Commander, U.S. Army North

  • Veterinary facility friend for 'furry little kids'

    Dec 11, 2008

    Although retired, her life is still pretty hectic taking care of her nine children, who she knows will never leave the nest. After living with such children for 50 years, it isnAca,!a,,ct a burden, but a blessing. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs very interesting; never a dull moment,Aca,!A? said Rhea McBride, as her Aca,!A"daughterAca,!A? Ollie, 7, kisses her.

  • Co-workers help dad send holiday cheer to Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2008

    When Spc. Joseph Brazell asked his father, Lt. Col. Joe Brazell, to send him a Christmas tree in Afghanistan, he had no idea the effect it would have in his fatherAca,!a,,cs office.

  • Construction begins on new FORSCOM, USARC facility at Bragg

    Dec 11, 2008

    Senior Army commanders, municipal and state leaders and invited guests from local civilian communities attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 8 for the centerpiece facility of local projects mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). The ceremony marked the beginning of a multi-year construction project to build the future home of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) headquarters. The scheduled move of the two commands from

  • Military child learns lesson of gift giving: Local kids 'sock it to' children's hospi

    Dec 11, 2008

    While the world is in a recession and big-name companies are trying to fill their stockings with billions of bailout dollars, one young lady is caring about someone besides herself this holiday season. While her bank vault doesnAca,!a,,ct hold enough to fill the worldAca,!a,,cs Christmas stockings, sheAca,!a,,cs found a way to fill other stockings and brighten childrenAca,!a,,cs holidays. LaVencia V. Gaines, 10, is providing socks for children who are spending their holiday in three of AtlantaAca,!a,,cs local hospitals.

  • SAMMC Construction Project Breaks Ground

    Dec 11, 2008

    Military leaders, construction officials and wounded warriors joined Monday to break ground on an historic start of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a $724 million construction and renovation project at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center.

  • Fort Bliss celebration honors patron saint of artillery

    Dec 11, 2008

    Soldiers from units across Fort Bliss toasted Saint Barbara on Dec. 6, raising a glass to the patron saint of artillerymen during a celebration at the Centennial Club.

  • Fort Bliss' Catholic community honors fallen servicemembers

    Dec 11, 2008

    Members of the American and German Catholic communities on Fort Bliss celebrated the holidays on Dec. 7, by unveiling a memorial to the nationAca,!a,,cs fallen servicemembers.

  • Official remarks by VCSA Gen. Peter Chiarelli at the 2008 Army Science Conference, December 2, 2008

    Dec 11, 2008

    Official remarks by VCSA Gen. Peter Chiarelli at the 2008 Army Science Conference, December 2, 2008.

  • Space shuttle Endeavour visits Fort Bliss

    Dec 11, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas--The space shuttle Endeavour, and its transporting 747, stopped for a two-hour refuel at Fort Bliss' Biggs Army Airfield on Dec. 10, during the first leg of a cross-country flight from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The Endeavor is returning from mission STS 126, which delivered life-support supplies and equipment to upgrade and expand the space station future capabilities from a three-person crew to a six-person crew. The 747 burns almost one gallon of fuel per plane length while carrying the orbiter Endeavor across the United States. Due to the weight of the combined aircrafts; it takes longer to safely stop, so a longer runway is needed and Biggs is the largest airfield in the Army inventory. Fort Bliss Base operations conducts daily airfield inspections, repairs and training to continually keep the airfield in a pristine and safe condition in order to support their multiple missions. The last Endeavor transport stopped at Biggs in 1992.

  • Remember our warfighters this holiday season

    Dec 11, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Most of our uniformed men and women who are deployed or assigned overseas will not be home with their families and friends this December. Instead, they will be performing the important mission of protecting our freedoms, and the freedoms of citizens of other countries, in lands vastly different from our own beloved country.

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 11, 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.

  • Final chemical weapons disposal campaign begins at Arsenal

    Dec 11, 2008

    Employees at the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity and the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility successfully transported and processed the first mustard agent- filled ton container of the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs stockpile.

  • General receives Liberty Bowl's highest honor

    Dec 11, 2008

    A college bowl game's highest honor was presented this week to an Army general who has been recognized for exemplary service to the nation.

  • Russian Ballet visits Fort Leavenworth

    Dec 11, 2008

    Russian Ballet performs 'Nutcracker' at Fort Leavenworth.

  • DoD lays groundwork for 'tour normalization' in Korea

    Dec 11, 2008

    At the request of the commander, U.S. Forces Korea, the Department of Defense has approved command sponsorship of families at two new locations in Korea and an increase in tour lengths for accompanied service members permanently assigned there.

  • President George W. Bush discussing defense transformation with U.S. Military Academy cadets

    Dec 11, 2008

    President George W. Bush discussing defense transformation with U.S. Military Academy cadets

  • Soldiers teach Iraqi police how to walk the line

    Dec 11, 2008

    Sgt. Steven Whitmire, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, demonstrates the walk and turn sobriety test to Iraqi police officers in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2008. The Iraqi officers were taught how to identify a driver that is under the influence of alcohol and how to conduct field sobriety tests.

  • Some tour lengths in South Korea to increase

    Dec 11, 2008

    Tour lengths for some family-accompanied assignments in South Korea will be extended to three years, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 10.

  • Deployed Soldier shares holiday heirloom in Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2008

    The small, artificial Christmas tree on Col. Roger NellAca,!a,,cs desk is the same one his father displayed on his desk in 1967. Since then, the tree has served alongside father or son on three wartime missions and six Christmas deployments.

  • Community, families welcome members of 1st Armored Division home from Iraq

    Dec 11, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Dec. 10, 2008) -- The 1st Armored Division and the Wiesbaden military community welcomed the division commander and his staff home during a ceremony here, Dec. 10. Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, accompanied by about 25 members of the division staff and its senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Blackwood, arrived at Wiesbaden Army Airfield on a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft shortly after 10 a.m. About 1,100 Wiesbaden-based Soldiers of the divisionAca,!a,,cs Special Troops Battalion who deployed for 15 months to lead Aca,!A"Task Force IronAca,!A? are also now returning home here. The task forceAca,!a,,cs area of responsibility, known as Multi-National Division-North, headquartered in Tikrit, covered an area of northern Iraq measuring about the size of Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Vermont combined with a population of about 11 million, Hertling told reporters during a press conference shortly before the ceremony.

  • Italians donate Christmas tree to Camp Darby

    Dec 11, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The traditional Camp Darby Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Dec. 5, in an atmosphere filled with enthusiasm, joy and participation.

  • Plenty of paintball action in Europe

    Dec 11, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" In the last few years, paintball has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, including competition found on installations belonging to Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Criminal Investigation Command offers $100,000 reward for information on 2001 Hanau murder

    Jul 8, 2015

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are offering a $100,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2001 death of U.S. Army Pfc. Amanda Gonzales in Hanau, Germany.

  • Soldier Pronounced Dead in Quarters

    Jul 8, 2015

    Baumholder based soldier was pronounced dead by medical authorities in his on-post quarters this morning.

  • Holiday Greetings from Secretary Geren

    Dec 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren offers a holiday message to our troops around the world.

  • Soldier Mom

    Dec 10, 2008

    A Mother of 13 fulfills her dream of becoming a Soldier.

  • Mission rehearsal exercise

    Dec 10, 2008

    The 172nd Brigade Combat Team prepare for deployment to Iraq with a mission rehearsal exercise in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Title

    Dec 10, 2008

    The Lewis and Clark Center, home of the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

  • Product manager for Demil visits Anniston Munitions Center's Missile Recycling Center

    Dec 10, 2008

  • United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) Fort Leavenworth

    Dec 10, 2008

    Exterior shot of current USDB, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

  • CGSC Accredits Division, Training Brigade

    Dec 10, 2008

    Leaders at the Command and General Staff College recently accredited the 2nd Brigade of the 104th Training Division (Reserve) and the 3747th Multi-functional Training Brigade Europe to continue to train and educate officers participating in Intermediate Level Education through The Army School System (TASS).

  • Stop, In the Name Of Safety

    Dec 10, 2008

    Presenting routine safety briefs to the installationAca,!a,,cs military members and Civilian employees in an appealing way is a challenge that the annual Holiday Safety Show has taken up for the past 23 years. Held at the Lee Playhouse Dec. 1- 4, the Holiday Safety Show featured a cast of more than 30 volunteers who gave 13 performances that strayed away from routine and occasionally bland safety messages and seasoned them with a creative mix of song, dance and comedy.

  • Yama Sakura tests U.S. Army, Pacific's new command posts

    Dec 10, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, Japan (December 10, 2008) Aca,!" United States Army, Pacific and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force joined together Dec. 7-13 for Exercise Yama Sakura 55, considered one of the most important bilateral exercises of the year for USARPAC. This exercise has concentrated on the enhancement of the U.S. Army and JGSDF efforts in the area of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability since 1982.

  • Michigan Military Family and Community Covenant Signing

    Dec 10, 2008

    Michigan - Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony (Detroit Arsenal) at the state capitol in Lansing, MI.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers Shows Community Spirit, Involvement

    Dec 10, 2008

    In the spirit of the Army Community Covenant, the Soldiers attached with the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, offered their free time away from the training environment to support the Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity.

  • Army Astronaut assists with ISS upgrade

    Dec 10, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough proved he had the Aca,!Eoeright stuffAca,!a,,c completing his first flight into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour as part of STS-126 mission in November after four years of intensive astronaut candidate training.

  • Ms. Tanisha Owens

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SSG Brandon Zylstra

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Mr. Tom McGinnis

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Project to merge Army, Air Force hospitals in San Antonio

    Dec 10, 2008

    Military leaders, construction officials and wounded warriors joined up Monday to break ground for construction of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a $724-million construction and renovation project at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center.

  • David Smith

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • College Students, Professor Discover Army Civil Affairs

    Dec 10, 2008

    Story focuses on a college class that hosted a video teleconference presentation of a civil affairs officer. The students and professor developed a different outlook on the Army's role in stabilizing regions that are otherwise vulnerable to terrorist activity. The story also exemplifies how VTC can be utilized to educate college students on the Army's activities in the world.

  • Samantha Mellinger and Laura Wernlein

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SSG Monica Saint Hill

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Dominick Smith

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SGT Xiovanni Guanill

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • CPT Masaki Nakazono

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Army, Navy run tight game

    Dec 10, 2008

    <strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> Aca,!" The 12th annual Army-Navy flag football game occurred Dec. 6 at the MWR field adjacent to Seoul American High School resulting in Navy clinching a narrow victory over Army with a 16-14 score.

  • Commander's Corner: Road Conditions

    Dec 10, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" As this recent cold spell shows, weather in Korea can change quickly and dramatically. As responsible community members, we need to know where to turn for up-to-the minute weather information and road conditions.

  • Ms. Syl Wyles

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Yama Sakura kicks off in Japan

    Dec 10, 2008

    More than 1,000 U.S. and Japanese servicemembers are training together during the Yama Sakura exercise, Dec. 8-14.

  • SPC Brittany Raine

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Ms. Pearl Speer

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Female scientists' research shines at Army Science Conference

    Dec 10, 2008

    At last weekAca,!a,,cs 26th Army Science Conference, attended by leading defense researchers from across the globe, some were surprised to learn that female scientists are stepping into the spotlight more than ever for their discoveries.

  • Dhi Qar Iraqi Police learning how to guard VIP's

    Dec 10, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Long Knife Soldiers trained an Iraqi Security ForcesAca,!a,,c transportation security unit and a personal security detachment at Contingency Operating Base Adder to improve how the units escort their leaders.

  • CPT David Johnston

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Garden Club Members Honor Fallen Veterans

    Dec 10, 2008

    A Christmas wreath is a simple thing, a circle of greenery with a bow. It symbolizes the spirit of the season. For the Redstone Garden Club, it also means something more. With their Wreaths for Veterans project, they are using simple Christmas wreaths to honor those who have served this nation. Aca,!A"Our mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom,Aca,!A? project chairman Joy Parker said. Wreaths for Veterans is part of the larger Wreaths Across America organization, which began 17 years ago at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. This is the second year the garden club has participated. They placed more than 1,600 wreaths on servicemember graves at both Maple Hill and Valhalla cemeteries in Huntsville on Dec. 3 and 4.

  • Iraqi prime minister visits Long Knives

    Dec 10, 2008

    ALI BASE, Iraq Aca,!" IraqAca,!a,,cs prime minister visited the Long Knife Brigade at the baseAca,!a,,cs airfield adjacent to Contingency Operating Base Adder Dec. 1.

  • SGT Matthew Schilling

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SSG Robert Chase

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • CSM George G. Terry

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Ms. Donna Cranston

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SSG Michael Espejo, Jr.

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • SPC Monica Brown

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Special delivery to Iraqi Air Force, courtesy of Redstone

    Dec 10, 2008

    Team Redstone workers gathered Dec. 1 to celebrate the delivery of five Bell Jet Ranger training helicopters to the Iraqi Air Force. Aca,!A"When youAca,!a,,cre not worried about who gets the credit, you can do phenomenal things,Aca,!A? Dr. Tom Pieplow, director of AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate, said. Aca,!A"This is a stellar example of the partnering among U.S. government entities, contractors and foreign governments.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"When anybody has a need, they come here,Aca,!A? AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said. Aca,!A"And when they come here, we pile on quickly and get things done; itAca,!a,,cs called teamwork. That spirit of teamwork has been perfected here and taken to a higher level. Aca,!A"This is about giving the Iraqis a way to defend their own country so our Soldiers and civilians can get back.

  • Dipping into the Challenging World of Watercolors

    Dec 10, 2008

    With pencil and paint brush in hand, students in Margaret ChapmanAca,!a,,cs watercolor class at the June M. Hughes Arts & Crafts Center quietly bend over their work, focusing on how to create their interpretation of the shapes and shadows of their subject matter. In one area of the class, students are drawing and painting a grouping of three angels with trumpets. In another area, some students are working on recreating a wooden toy truck in watercolors while another group focuses on drawing a still life of fruit, cheese and a wine bottle. ItAca,!a,,cs exacting work, requiring a lot of concentration to transfer the shapes, shadows and colors from the mindAca,!a,,cs eye of the artist onto their paper. But the challenge is worth it.

  • Redstone Arsenal Expands Family Readiness Support

    Dec 10, 2008

    A new concept was introduced Thursday at the quarterly training for family readiness groups. Redstone will begin an Arsenal community-wide Family Readiness Group because of its diverse population of deployed people Aca,!" including civilians and contractors as well as Soldiers and Marines. Aca,!A"We are going to be putting together an FRG based on the uniqueness of this post,Aca,!A? Kathleen Riester, mobilization/deployment and financial readiness program manager at Army Community Service, said.

  • View video of AMC BRAC construction in progress

    Dec 10, 2008

    Time moves quickly on video, especially in fast forward. Trees disappear within seconds at a construction site. Shadows move across the video screen as morning becomes late afternoon. Controlling the videotape on his computer screen is multimedia/video lead Bob Blankenship of the Garrison/Directorate of Information ManagementAca,!a,,cs Visual Information Group. HeAca,!a,,cs showing a time-lapse video file of the construction site for the new Army Materiel Command headquarters building. A camera mounted on the roof of building 4505, across the street from the site on Martin Road, shoots the video every Monday through Friday. The videotape can be viewed on the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs internal website and also at AMC. Aca,!A"The reason the camera was installed was to provide AMC personnel with the ability to monitor the construction progress of their new facility,Aca,!A? Blankenship said. Aca,!A"The idea was initiated within the DOIM as a means of providing AMC with a way of watching the construction as it progresses.Aca,!A?

  • Aviation Exec Leaves on High Point

    Dec 10, 2008

    It has been said that to be a leader, you have to serve. No one embodies that statement more than Paul Bogosian. After more than 35 years of federal service, Bogosian, the program executive officer for aviation, will retire. Aca,!A"Paul has been the steadfast proponent for Army aviation acquisition,Aca,!A? said Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, deputy program executive officer for aviation. Crosby will take the reins from Bogosian in a change of charter ceremony Friday. Drafted out of graduate school in 1972, in the last draft call during the Vietnam War, Bogosian served for two years as a company administrative clerk. After his tour, he returned to the University of Georgia to take graduate and doctorate level studies in English Literature. Bogosian describes his beginnings in government civil service as happenstance.

  • Newest IA brigade finishes training rotation

    Dec 10, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The Iraqi ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest brigade completed its latest training rotation at the 10th IA DivisionAca,!a,,cs headquarters at Camp Dhi Qar Nov. 26.

  • Iraqis, Romanians, Americans build artillery skills

    Dec 10, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The Iraqi Army conducted indirect fire training in the Dhi Qar Province Nov. 25 with U.S. and Romanian counterparts.

  • Father, son share Long Knife combat experience

    Dec 10, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq Aca,!" Ted Landry was working for the Department of Homeland Security when he was recalled to active duty. Landry retired from his military career in 1995, but found himself traveling to Iraq as a liaison between the Army and Air Force Exchange System and the Department of Defense.

  • Soldiers intercept, destroy ballistic missile in space

    Dec 10, 2008

    The 49th Missile Defense Battalion launched a ground-based interceptor Friday that destroyed a ballistic missile in space, miles above the Pacific Ocean, in the 13th live test of the nationAca,!a,,cs ground-based midcourse defense system.

  • Army Announces Modeling and Simulation Awards Winners

    Dec 10, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced Dec. 5 that 14 winners have been selected for the annual Department of the Army Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards.

  • Army Debuts Second Life Island, Virtually

    Dec 10, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will begin hosting two islands on the Second Life virtual platform in January 2009 in a continuing effort to engage audiences through new media.

  • Army Residential Communities Initiative Wins 2008 President's Quality Award

    Dec 10, 2008

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently named The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative program as one of four winners for the 2008 PresidentAca,!a,,cs Quality Award. The Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) is being honored for its innovative and exemplary performance in the area of Competitive Sourcing.

  • Back with a BOOM!

    Dec 10, 2008

    The "Black Falcons" of 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted platoon validation exercises during the first two weeks of December to make sure all the sections were qualified on their core mission tasks.

  • Mr. Melvin Nesteby

    Dec 10, 2008

    All of us know people who demonstrate the strength of the Army in their everyday lives. Some are Soldiers, demonstrating courage and valor on the battlefield. Some are family members whose spirit and grace create the stability Soldiers need to succeed. And some are people from the community who enhance Soldier and Family life by finding new and innovative ways of showing their support. YouAca,!a,,cre about to meet some of these everyday heroes. You may not remember their names, but you will never forget these Aca,!A"Faces of Strength.Aca,!A?

  • Anatomy of an Assault

    Dec 10, 2008

    Paratroopers conduct a tactical movement through the woods in order to assault a fortified objective during a training exercise at Fort Bragg.

  • 1st AD commander says coalition, Iraqis are creating 'historic turnaround'

    Dec 10, 2008

    Citing Aca,!A"monumentalAca,!A? improvements since his Soldiers arrived in Iraq last year, 1st Armored Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling credited his troops, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people with creating a historic turnaround.

  • Japanese Lt. Gen. Kazushi Izumi, commander, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Eastern Army

    Dec 10, 2008

    Japanese Lt. Gen. Kazushi Izumi, commander, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Eastern Army

  • Field artillery Soldiers train in the field

    Dec 10, 2008

    Portland, Ore. native Spc. Jerrod Grant, a gunner with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, uses a collimator to establish an aiming reference for his sectionAca,!a,,cs M119A2 Howitzer during platoon validation exercises at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 2, 2008.

  • Army CID Lookout: Warning to Online Holiday Shoppers

    Dec 10, 2008

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation CommandAca,!a,,cs Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help Soldiers, family members and Army civilians stay safe while shopping online this holiday season.

  • Army CID Unit, Special Agents recognized for excellence

    Dec 10, 2008

    Two specialized units from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation CommandAca,!a,,cs 701st Military Police Group (CID) recently received top awards for their investigative and community efforts, both nationally and internationally and at the highest levels of law enforcement.

  • Improved process for accrediting contractor employees nets one of Army's first Lean Six Sigma a

    Dec 10, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Dec. 10, 2008) -- What may seem like a small idea to improve a single administrative task actually saved U.S. Army Europe serious time and money, and earned Armand C. Lepage an award from the Department of the Army. In 2005 former Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey officially introduced the Army to the Lean Six Sigma program that focused on improving work efficiency, obtaining quality results and reducing costs. Since that time the Army has saved or avoided costs of approximately $1 billion using the LSS approach to problem solving, said Jack Van Den Beldt, U.S. Army Europe LSS program manager. Aca,!A"Lean Six Sigma is a business practice used to streamline work processes in order to eliminate wasting time, money and material in areas (in which) the Army needed improvement,Aca,!A? said Lepage, chief of USAREURAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Contractor Personnel Office (DOCPER). Aca,!A"Secretary Harvey was quite keen on implementing Lean Six Sigma throughout the Army, and before introducing a concept of that nature it has to have what is called a deployment.Aca,!A?

  • Training teaches U.S. Army Europe employees how to do business better, faster, smarter

    Dec 10, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Dec. 10 2008) -- U.S. Army Europe business practice experts say they believe in doing business better, faster and smarter. They also say they have a not-so-secret weapon to improve efficiency that anyone in USAREUR can employ. That not-so-secret weapon is called Lean Six Sigma. Aca,!A"Lean Six Sigma is about removing the waste and variation from our work processes,Aca,!A? said Jack Van Den Beldt, of the business practices and stewardship branch of USAREURAca,!a,,cs resource management directorate. Aca,!A"We have work processes that we do every day but we may not be doing them as effectively or efficiently as weAca,!a,,cd like.Aca,!A?

  • Training teaches U.S. Army Europe employees how to do business better, faster, smarter

    Jul 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe business practice experts say they believe in doing business better, faster and smarter. They also say they have a not-sosecret weapon to improve efficiency that anyone in USAREUR can employ.

  • Improved process for accrediting contractor employees nets one of Army's first Lean Six Sigma awards

    Jul 9, 2015

    What may seem like a small idea to improve a single administrative task actually saved U.S. Army Europe serious time and money, and earned Armand C. Lepage an award from the Department of the Army.

  • 1st Armored Division commander says coalition, Iraqis are creating 'historic turnaround'

    Jul 9, 2015

    Citing "monumental" improvements since his Soldiers arrived in Iraq last year, 1st Armored Division commander Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling credited his troops, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people with creating a historic turnaround. Hertling also commanded Multi- National Division - North during his division's tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the 1st Armored returns to its home station in Wiesbaden, Germany, Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr.and the Army's 25th Infantry Division assumed responsibility for the MND-N mission during a ceremony Dec. 9. Hertling and his Soldiers arrived in Iraq just as the troop surge was taking effect in Baghdad and "the awakening movement" was beginning to push al-Qaida out of Anbar province. "I told our units that we were arriving at a critical time and that our actions, one way or another, would make history," he told Pentagon reporters during a video teleconference from Contingency Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit, Iraq, earlier this week. The situation then was dire. Enemy attacks had hit 1,800 a month, the Iraqis had little trust in their central government, and unemployment was staggering, Hertling said. "For every two steps forward, we assessed, they were making one step back," the general said. "When we arrived, our task was to decrease violence, partner with the Iraqi security forces as well as local and governmental leaders, and grow the nation's economy," he said. "We saw our roles as allies with the Iraqi people, working with them to change thei communities and stop those who sought to destroy them." Hertling pointed to broad indicators of progress across a region the size of Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Vermont combined. Violence is down dramatically, Iraqi security forces are gaining in numbers and capability, the local economy is improving and the Iraqi government is making strides, he said. "I believe the changes in northern Iraq over the last 15 months have been monumental," he said, citing the combination of "heroic and courageous actions" by coalition troops and civilians assigned to provincial reconstruction teams, actions of the Iraqi security forces and patriotic Iraqi leaders and civilians. "I've watched them make miracle[s] happen," he said. Hertling conceded that the picture isn't all rosy, and that challenges remain. "There are still enemies that need to be destroyed," he said, noting that "anywhere in this country has the potential of falling back under the control of al-Qaida." "It's a nefarious, evil group of individuals, and they will continue to attempt to conduct the kinds of attacks that kill innocent civilians, wherever we give them the opportunity," he said. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government is still very fragile, and needs to polish the representative process and methods of infrastructure repair, he said. But despite these challenges, Hertling said, he's witnessed a major transformation during his time in Iraq that shows promise for a new future. "The most dramatic change is one that only we get to see over here -- and that's now a new hope in the eyes of the Iraqi people," he said. The progress MND-N made in the region during Hertling's command came at a big cost, the general noted, with 104 U.S. Soldiers killed and 891 wounded, and substantial Iraqi losses as well. "At every memorial, we rededicate ourselves to our motto, 'Make these sacrifices matter,'" he said.

  • Community, families welcome members of 1st Armored Division home from Iraq

    Jul 9, 2015

    The 1st Armored Division and the Wiesbaden military community welcomed the division commander and his staff home during a ceremony here, Dec. 10.

  • 1st Armored Division task force passes its mission in Iraq to Soldiers of Hawaii's 25th Infantry Div

    Jul 8, 2015

    Capping a 15-month deployment in northern Iraq, "Task Force Iron," led by the 1st Armored Division, transferred authority for its Multi-National Division - North mission to "Task Force Lightning" during a transition of authority ceremony here, Dec. 9.

  • Dempsey promoted to four-star general

    Dec 9, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was promoted to the rank of general on Dec. 8 on Fort Monroe.