Archive: Dec 2008

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  • Go Army! videos from the field

    Dec 4, 2008

    Soldiers from all over the world shout out to the Army football team.

  • eCybermission students attend Army Science Conference

    Dec 4, 2008

    About 120 participants in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs eCybermission competition took part in the 26th Army Science Conference Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

  • Getting Lost

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Terry OAca,!a,,cQuinn, an actor in the television series Aca,!A"LostAca,!A? met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy lunch and sign autographs at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Nov. 25. Wounded warriors met for a unit barbecue and were surprised by the guest appearance from the television show, which is beginning its fifth season.

  • 25th CAB gives Outdoor Recreation Center a much-needed makeover

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A fresh coat of paint made a big difference at the Outdoor Recreation Center here, recently. Dressed in jeans and paint-splattered T-shirts, six Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade cleaned, trimmed and painted the walls inside the nearly 4,000-square-foot building.

  • Identifying property helps in recovering stolen goods

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Phillip Hendrix loved his scooter. Eyes lit up on the 4-year-oldAca,!a,,cs face when his parents brought it home. Less than two weeks later, the scooter was gone.

  • Soldier donates marrow

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A simple swab of a Q-tip more than five months ago led Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Cruz on a life-saving adventure 5,000 miles away.

  • Employees 4th Annual giving tree grants student wishes

    Dec 4, 2008

    For the fourth consecutive year, First Army Soldiers and Civilians will provide more than 500 Fountain Elementary School students with a holiday gift. Fountain, located in Forest Park, is First Army's Partner in Education.

  • For the Troops II CD

    Dec 4, 2008

    Five For Fighting front man coordinates a free mix CD for the Troops.

  • Community gathers to deck the halls, light installation Christmas tree

    Dec 4, 2008

    Aca,!A"As we approach the holiday season in this time of war, letAca,!a,,cs take a moment during the festivities to remember our fellow Soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Middle East and other places far away from home,Aca,!A? said Maj. Gen. John A. Yingling, guest speaker for the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Fort McPherson held Dec. 2. Aca,!A"As we enjoy spending time with our loved ones, letAca,!a,,cs say a prayer for freedom, peace on earth and that those serving far from home will soon be joined safely with their families.Aca,!A?

  • Country singer Tracy Lawrence enjoys lunch with Wagonmaster Soldiers

    Dec 4, 2008

    Country music singer Tracy Lawrence has lunch with about 20 Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Dec. 3 at the Freedom CafAfA Dining Facility. The singer was visiting Fort Hood for a CD signing and took the opportunity to have lunch with a few Soldiers.

  • Santa disguises self as FORSCOM employee

    Dec 4, 2008

    You may not know is that a local Santa, disguised as a U.S. Army Forces Command, G-1, administrative assistant in a cubical down the hall, has spent most of the year taking notes. Dale Michael Cox, also known as Aca,!A"Santa Dale,Aca,!A? is the jolly St. Nicolas covering Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem and the surrounding communities.

  • Santa speaks candidly about North Pole secrets: Interview reveals fun facts, treasure for kids, adul

    Dec 4, 2008

    Taking a break from the various appearances around the Atlanta-metro area, Dale Michael Cox, aka Aca,!A"Santa Dale,Aca,!A? a direct descendent of Santa who disguises himself as an administrative assistant in G-1 at U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Mcpherson, Ga., took a moment to clear the air regarding basic questions people of all ages want to know during the holiday season.

  • AFAP conference draws potential change for local community, Army

    Dec 4, 2008

    Twenty-five years before Obama-mania swept the nation, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) was already advocating the need for change. Through AFAP, active duty Army, Reserve and National Guard members, Family members, surviving spouses and DA Civilians have a forum to raise issues and voice their concerns to Army leadership. On Dec. 1-3, 2008, representatives of the Fort McPherson, Ga. and Fort Gillem, Ga. communities gathered to propose potential changes that may benefit the Army community.

  • Med student volunteers for Nurse Corps

    Dec 4, 2008

    The economy may be shrinking and unemployment growing, but for one Canton native, worries about finding a job are non-existent. Kevin Goodwin, 22, became an Army second lieutenant Nov. 26 at the Church of the Messiah in Canton, Ga. In front of friends, family and his recruiters, Goodwin, currently a senior at Auburn University in Alabama, was sworn in by his father, Rev. Fred Goodwin, a former naval officer.

  • Twin brothers on opposite sides at Army-Navy game

    Dec 4, 2008

    Since the Friedewald brothers entered opposing service academies, Pete and Nick have been able to meet up at Army-Navy sports, such as this weekendAca,!a,,cs football game in Philadelphia.

  • First FA40 selected from career field for promotion to general

    Dec 4, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command takes pride in the many firsts in Army history. The Peterson Air and Space Museum was the setting for another Army first as the first Space Operations Officer (Functional Area 40), groomed and selected from the career field, was promoted to the ranks of general officer. During an afternoon ceremony, Col. Kurt S. Story, deputy commander for operations, SMDC/ARSTRAT was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

  • On the Green Beat: the gopher tortoise

    Dec 4, 2008

    Can you dig it' Meet one hard shelled critter whose industrious spirit and sharp claws make short work of the terrain on Fort Gordon, Ga. The gopher tortoise, and its proclivity for tunneling, provides homes for almost 250 different species and has major impact on the local environment. See how the Army trains around the tortoise while providing for native fauna to thrive.

  • Wounded warrior aids own rehabilitation

    Dec 4, 2008

    Wounded Warrior Staff Sgt. Carlos Baretto works as a teacher's aide as part of his rehabilitation therapy from a TBI suffered in Iraq.

  • Carson enlisted spouses group sponsors turkey shoot

    Dec 4, 2008

    Fort Carson Enlisted Spouses Charitable Organization works with Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to hold first Turkey Shoot to raise money to help Fort Carson Soldiers' Families.

  • Transforming the Army at war

    Dec 4, 2008

    ransforming the Army at war requires a careful balance between sustaining and enhancing todayAca,!a,,cs force to win, while investing in the future force to win the United StatesAca,!a,,c wars tomorrow. The Army Campaign Plan manages this transformation and provides guidance for the functions required to restore balance to the Army.

  • Fed internship program seeks those with disabilities

    Dec 4, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a college student with a disability hoping to gain valuable experience and get a great job, Uncle Sam wants you. In the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., thatAca,!a,,cs especially true. ASC currently employs four people who completed a federal summer internship program designed for students with a disability seeking post-secondary education. ItAca,!a,,cs called the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities.

  • Garrison Staff Pulls Together to Open New CDC

    Dec 4, 2008

    Detroit Arsenal opens a new Child Development Center (CDC).

  • BOSS teaches German students holiday practices, students practice English

    Dec 4, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- A group of students in the Heidelberg community were able to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time, thanks to a few Americans willing to take the time. Members of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Public Affairs Office visited the Englisches Institut Grundschule, a bilingual German elementary school in Heidelberg, Nov. 26.

  • USAG Schinnen 2008 Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, Netherlands, hosted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 3, with many special guests in attendance, including the mayor of Schinnen, plus Santa and Mrs. Claus. This slideshow captures some of the evening's magic. Move the curser across each photo to read individual captions.

  • National Guard pioneers long-term tracking of blast exposures

    Dec 4, 2008

    A new National Guard tool could improve long-term medical treatment for all servicemembers and boost research into traumatic brain injury and other health issues.

  • 'Mail Call' spreads holiday cheer

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- In today's Internet and instant-messaging world, writing a letter seems like a novelty, but not for folks in Europe's tri-border region. They're writing lots of cards and letters this holiday season as part of the "Holiday Mail Call" program for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center.

  • Sgt. Joel Dulashanti, a 22-year-old wounded warrior and a Purple Heart recipient

    Dec 4, 2008

    Sgt. Joel Dulashanti, a 22-year-old wounded warrior and a Purple Heart recipient

  • Exhibit traces U.S. presence in Germany

    Dec 4, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Even though officials last month returned Pioneer Kaserne Aca,!" the last remaining U.S. military installation in Hanau Aca,!" to German government authorities, the Americana spirit still thrives here.

  • U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major serves as mentor, leader, spokesman for command's enlis

    Dec 4, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Dec 04, 2008) -- U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. Carter Ham selected a player from the home team to be the fourteenth USAREUR command sergeant major. Ham chose V Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Beam, who had served as the interim USAREUR senior enlisted advisor since June. Aca,!A"I am pleased to announce that Command Sgt. Maj. Beam will serve as my right hand, my senior enlisted advisor,Aca,!A? said Ham during his Oct. 27 announcement. Aca,!A"Command Sgt. Maj. Beam is an outstanding senior noncommissioned officer who represents everything a Soldier should aspire to be. HeAca,!a,,cs a warrior, leader, and mentor. He will continue to act as the voice of the enlisted Soldiers and their families throughout USAREUR. I know I can depend on him to set the standard that all Soldiers should strive to attain.Aca,!A?

  • Military Movie Night with Chicago Bears

    Dec 3, 2008

  • Exchange Midshipmen face cadet pranks at West Point

    Dec 3, 2008

    U.S. Military Academy cadets sometimes pull a few pranks on their midshipmen neighbors during Army-Navy week: uniforms can turn up missing or furniture might migrate to the Plain.

  • Father and son receive Silver Star awards during special long distance ceremony

    Dec 3, 2008

    During a rare occasion, father and son simultaneously received Silver Stars Friday, even though they were miles apart. The pinning happened during a video-teleconference ceremony uniting Afghanistan with Fort Campbell.

  • Soldier honors WWI veteran grandfather

    Dec 3, 2008

    As dusk approached the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs skyline, a bugle blasted Aca,!A"RetreatAca,!A? over the hills and the American flag came down the flagpole. As the flag descended, a group of Soldiers met it, caring for the flag as they always do. But this retreat was different. Outside the 59th Ordnance Brigade headquarters, a small group of onlookers gathered to pay respect to another Soldier, one who had proudly served his nation 90 years prior. The flag which flew that day was his flag. It was with him the day he was buried and had remained cased since that day. But for this one day, Nov. 18, his flag flew with pride.

  • Gardener Grows Scenes of Home for Visitors

    Dec 3, 2008

    Much like a corsage on a prom dress, a flower garden can dress up a building and make it look extra special. Redstone Garden Club member Pat Hamilton gives her own time and resources to put those finishing floral touches on the post library and Army Community Service. Aca,!A"I really have a passion for gardening,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"This is a place where I can come and exercise a great deal of free will in how I do it and where I do it. ItAca,!a,,cs also my way of giving back to the community

  • Crisis compels wife to help other wounded warriors

    Dec 3, 2008

    The two women shared their sorrows on the drawing board. One drew a stick figure with three limbs missing to signify that her son needed multiple amputations after being wounded in Iraq. The mother then drew a broken heart.

  • Army Science Conference offers opportunity for collaboration

    Dec 3, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference is currently underway in Orlando, Fla., bringing together the scientists, researchers and engineers that are leading the way in developing the next generation of technology for the U.S. Army.

  • Army Surgeon General visits Fort Campbell

    Dec 3, 2008

    Reintegration and recognition were on the agenda as the Army surgeon general visited with Soldiers Nov. 24 at Fort Campbell. Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker reviewed reintegration operation services being performed by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff and how those services impacted more than 10,000 Soldiers who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan this year. Since January, more than 48,000 medical readiness visits have occurred for Soldiers either pre-deployment or reintegration related.

  • Ordnance School Honors Its Instructors of Year

    Dec 3, 2008

    They teach and build confidence. They are mentors and friends. They are responsible for teaching their students to be masters of their military occupational specialties. They are the finest of all instructors on Redstone Arsenal. They may not be famous, but they are the ones Soldiers will never forget. Sgt. 1st Class Dynetha Childs, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Hoskins, and Charles Mayo are the 2008 Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School and the 59th Ordnance BrigadeAca,!a,,cs Instructors of the Year. They were recognized at the award luncheon Nov. 21 at the Officers and Civilians Club. Aca,!A"You develop Soldiers that are the platforms for our Army and are the heartbeat of our command in TRADOC,Aca,!A? said William Moore, deputy to the commanding general of the Combined Armed Support Command and guest speaker at the award luncheon. Aca,!A"You instill order, discipline and an Army set of values.Aca,!A?

  • Beat Navy!

    Dec 3, 2008

    The 109th Army/Navy game will taken place in Philadelphia on December 6, 2008.

  • Wounded volunteer wins president's award

    Dec 3, 2008

    U.S. President George W. Bush presented Staff Sgt. Josh Forbess with the 2008 President's Volunteer Service Award for his efforts on behalf of Wounded Soldiers like himself.

  • Army promotes its first space general

    Dec 3, 2008

    The Army promoted its first space general, Brig. Gen. Kurt Story, on Dec. 2 in a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base. Story isn't the first general to oversee the Army's space operations, but he is the first promoted from within its ranks of orbital experts. He is the deputy commander for operations at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Peterson.

  • 'CG Challenge' battles obesity in 18 school districts

    Dec 3, 2008

    The commanding general of Fort Sill teamed up with a doctor to reintroduce fitness back into the daily lives of Oklahoma students and families with the CG's Challenge - Western Miles program.

  • 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment welders

    Dec 3, 2008

    A group of Soldiers in Mosul work with fire and steel.

  • Recreation Center for Salute

    Dec 3, 2008

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation workers donAca,!a,,ct just use words to express their gratitude to Soldiers and Marines. They render a salute with a special evening each year. The Diane Campbell Recreation Center was host for the sixth annual Salute to the Military on Nov. 23. This free event for the troops served up food, entertainment and prizes. Aca,!A"Their service means everything to us,Aca,!A? Brian Marbrey, Diane Campbell Recreation Center assistant manager, said. Aca,!A"This is a way to put that into action with something they can see and feel.Aca,!A?

  • U.S. Northern Command

    Dec 3, 2008

  • Joint Task Force - North

    Dec 3, 2008

  • Joint Task Force - Civil Support

    Dec 3, 2008

  • TSGLI expands benefits for traumatically injured

    Dec 3, 2008

    More troops may now qualify for benefits under Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance because of newly expanded coverage following a review by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • U.S. troops providing flood relief in Panama, Costa Rica

    Dec 3, 2008

    Two U.S. military disaster-relief teams from Joint Task Force-Bravo, based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, have delivered more than 278,000 pounds of relief supplies to victims in flood-affected communities in Panama and Costa Rica.

  • Fifth sergeant major of Army dies

    Dec 3, 2008

    William G. Bainbridge, the fifth sergeant major of the Army and a former member of the Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Council of Trustees, died Nov. 29 in Palm Bay, Fla. He was 83.

  • 1st Space Brigade Soldiers serve their community

    Dec 3, 2008

    As part of their divisionAca,!a,,cs teambuilding program, a group of six Soldiers from the S2 Division, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command operations, performed community service in Colorado Springs, Colo., on November 25 at the Marian House Soup Kitchen.

  • Michael Stineman- The Long Road Home

    Dec 3, 2008

    Michael Stineman, Nebraska Guardsman, recovers from the blast that killed two of his friends in Iraq

  • ARNORTH PMO completes first force protection assessment since given new role

    Dec 3, 2008

    U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) completed its first force protection (FP) higher headquarters assessment from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) since assuming the mission in February 2008.

  • 63rd TAB gets new commander

    Dec 3, 2008

    Col. Aaron Thomas Barrier took command of the 63rd Theatre Aviation Brigade from Col. Benjamin F. Adams III during a change of command ceremony Nov. 1, 2008, at their home station in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Arctic Freeze exercise brings out the best in Alaska's Defense Department communicators

    Dec 3, 2008

    As the winter sun hung low along the horizon and temperatures hovered below freezing, arctic communicators from central Alaska joined together for an innovative and unique contingency communications exercise Nov. 12-16, 2008.

  • Fort Leavenworth reaps benefits of Army Family Covenant

    Dec 3, 2008

    Follow-up article about the Army Family Covenant at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Orginally published Nov. 6, 2008.

  • Chiarelli to scientists: Empower 'strategic corporal'

    Dec 3, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs vice chief of staff warned researchers Dec. 2 not to let Aca,!A"institutional antibodiesAca,!A? quash ideas and innovations that have the potential to provide Soldiers advantage in the future.

  • December final month to apply for Soldier Show

    Dec 3, 2008

    Dec. 31 is the deadline to apply for an audition to join the cast and crew of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Reservist, Miami Surgeon helps homeless veterans during Thanksgiving dinner

    Dec 3, 2008

    As thousands of Army Reserve Soldiers gathered on Thanksgiving Day with their families, friends and comrades abroad, one Soldier spent the day helping seemingly unforgotten American heroes in need. Dr. (Col.) Chance Kaplan greeted more than 200 homeless veterans who arrived at MiamiAca,!a,,cs Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for a Thanksgiving feast donated by a local restaurant.

  • 1st Sgt. Albert Rodriguez, first sergeant for the Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 4th Aviation

    Dec 3, 2008

    1st Sgt. Albert Rodriguez, first sergeant of Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment

  • 25th ID Soldiers Enjoy Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Julga, 3rd Brigade, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, sits down to dine a traditional turkey meal at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, dining facility Nov. 27.

  • COB Speicher Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2008

    COB Speicher's DFAC, Thanksgiving.

  • 25th ID Soldier Enjoys Thanksgiving with Army Family

    Dec 3, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Willie Taylor, brigade targeting officer, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, dines at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq's North Dining Facility with members of his unit, Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Fox and Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Alexander, Nov. 27.

  • MP Brigade cases colors as its third deployment in Iraq comes to an end

    Dec 3, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers gathered on Camp Liberty here Dec. 1 to witness the transfer of the Baghdad Police Transition Team mission from U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 18th Military Police Brigade to the 8th Military Police Brigade.

  • Yongsan lights holiday spirit

    Dec 3, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 500 community members gathered for the 2008 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2 near the South Post Fire Station.

  • US Soldier Saves Three Lives in Philippines, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Dec 2, 2008

    ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES Aca,!" A deployed Army soldier assigned to the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines here was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal for risking his life to save three Philippines college students from drowning 30 September 2007.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) activates on Fort Shafter

    Dec 2, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- United States Army, Pacific welcomed a new member to its ever-growing family. The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) unfurled its colors in an activation ceremony held on historic Palm Circle Nov. 25.

  • Many hands lift WTB Soldier back on her feet

    Dec 2, 2008

    Warrior Care Month article

  • Army Surgeon General visits Fort Campbell

    Dec 2, 2008

    Army Surgeon General visits Fort Campbell

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers volunteer, help with Thanksgiving dinner

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command volunteered to help set up Thanksgiving dinner for children of the Child Crisis Center of El Paso Nov. 18.

  • Firstlight sponsors program for Fort Bliss' 4-1 AD

    Dec 2, 2008

    Thanks to the new Adopt-a-Unit program implemented by the Association of the United States Army, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division was the recipient of earmarked funds for Morale Welfare and Recreation Nov. 21.

  • Gold Star father visits White House

    Dec 2, 2008

    The father of an Airborne Soldier killed in Iraq marked his son's 34th birthday by visiting President George W. Bush at the White House.

  • World's largest U.S. consulate opens across border from Fort Bliss

    Dec 2, 2008

    Numerous U.S. and Mexican dignitaries attended the official grand opening of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Hundreds of high schoolers get Army Strong at Fort Bliss

    Dec 2, 2008

    Eastwood and Caprock High schools dominated the two-day Army Strong wrestling tournamentAca,!a,,cs varsity boys and girls divisions, respectively, by accumulating the most points throughout the two-day event held at Stout Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss.

  • Fort Bliss cheerleaders take first place in community competition

    Dec 2, 2008

    A team of cheerleaders from Fort Bliss captured the Spirit Cheerleading Championship title in Rio Rancho, N.M.

  • Army implements Compliance and Accountability Program

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense approved the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recommendation today, Dec. 2, to permanently disestablish the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) operations at a laboratory located on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, and transfer those activities to other laboratories. These operations were suspended in April 2008 by the Army Surgeon General to place emphasis on safety, accountability and training.

  • One Story at a Time

    Dec 2, 2008

    History hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. Sir Walter Raleigh, "History of the World" [1614].

  • They Wanted to Stay Alive

    Dec 2, 2008

    Aca,!A"Lighthearted and ignorant, we took off from March Field never realizing this was the beginning of an annual television event that would last for more than a decade of American history and created a little of its own.Aca,!A? Bob Hope.

  • Presidio of Monterey leaders serve Thanksgiving meals to military community

    Dec 2, 2008

    Leaders at the Presidio of Monterey volunteered their time to serve military members and their families at post dining facilities on Thanksgiving Day.

  • NFL Player visits Fort Bliss to talk about mental health

    Dec 2, 2008

    NFL player Herschel Walker visits Fort Bliss to talk about mental health.

  • Fort Bliss children learn about smoking hazards

    Dec 2, 2008

    Aca,!A"Say no Aca,!" no to smoking,Aca,!A? chanted the children as they walked around Kelly Park during the Great American Smokeout event held at Fort Bliss.

  • Assistive technology will be more widely available to wounded service members

    Dec 2, 2008

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has designated November as "Warrior Care Month" to communicate the Department of Defense's (DoD) commitment to quality care for the nation's service members and their families.

  • Army implements compliance and accountability program

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense approved the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recommendation today, Dec. 2, to permanently disestablish the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) operations at a laboratory located on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, and transfer those activities to other laboratories. These operations were suspended in April 2008 by the Army Surgeon General to place emphasis on safety, accountability and training.

  • USO will open new center on Fort Bliss

    Dec 2, 2008

    In response to the increasing needs of thousands of incoming troops, the United Services Organizations, with the support of FirstLight Federal Credit Union, plans to open a second USO facility on Fort Bliss.

  • Community teens honor Fort Bliss Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers of 1st Battalion 362nd Regiment Air Defense Artillery Aca,!A"RenegadeAca,!A?, attended a VeteranAca,!a,,cs Day Ceremony hosted by members of the National Junior Honor Society, headed by chapter sponsor Sonia Arostegui, at Hurshel Antwine Elementary School, Nov. 11.

  • Assistive technology will be more widely available to wounded Servicemembers

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and other DoD agencies have pledged to provide the highest quality of care to all wounded, ill and injured service members and their families through a program called the CAP Wounded Service Member Initiative.

  • Fort Bliss Battalion celebrates Veteran's Day with local schools

    Dec 2, 2008

    Waving flags and wearing hats made purposely for Veterans Day, students from Collins Elementary School marched into the courtyard to celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11. The color guard brought in the American flag and the students stood at attention with their hand on their heart as they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, then the pledge of allegiance to the Texas state flag.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers "up armor" local elementary school

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Bliss reached out to Moye Elementary School Nov. 7, to participate in a Veterans Day flag ceremony. The ceremony was the kickoff to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored DivisionAca,!a,,cs mentor program with the school, said 2nd Lt. Andy A. Sadoun, the officer in charge of the program.

  • Fort McCoy holiday card workshop

    Dec 2, 2008

    Holiday card workshop gives parents and children an opportunity to increase interactive skills while having a good time.

  • ASC officer enlists 100 at Packers game

    Dec 2, 2008

    For one Army Field Support Brigade officer, giving the oath has taken on a new dimension, one which may never be equaled. ThatAca,!a,,cs because he swore in estimated 100 enlistees in front of 70,000 people during the halftime of a recent National Football League game.

  • Dallas Cowboys visit Fort Bliss Soldiers and families

    Dec 2, 2008

    Two players from the Dallas Cowboys team visited Team Bliss Tuesday, signing autographs and meeting fans at the Warrior Transition Battalion and the Post Exchange, and trying out weapons at the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 at Fort Bliss.

  • Fort McCoy Thanksgiving Dinner

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers at Fort McCoy enjoy Thankisgivng Dinner.

  • Command sharpens its skills in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2009

    Dec 2, 2008

    U.S. Army North participated in Vigilant Shield 09 Nov. 12 Aca,!" 18, 2008, along with U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal, state, local and international agencies.

  • 'Gambler Guns' recertify on mobile refueling systems

    Dec 2, 2008

    In November, members of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, participated in an exercise to recertify on mobile refueling operations.

  • U.S. Army North

    Dec 2, 2008

  • NCO gets Soldier's Medal for rescue of Filipino students

    Dec 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ruben D. Gonzalez was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Nov. 27, for risking his life to save three Filipino college students from drowning last year.

  • Fort Bliss officers gain first-hand cultural awareness in community

    Dec 2, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- More than 50 students from the Fort Bliss Basic Officer Leader Course visited the Islamic Center of El Paso to gain first-hand knowledge of the Muslim culture to better prepare them for deployment.

  • Fort Bliss families contribute to community

    Dec 2, 2008

    Fort Bliss familes volunteer in the community, raise money for wounded warriors and enjoy family activites on post.

  • 297th Transfer Company Supports Signal Co. Redeployment

    Dec 2, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The Centralized Receiving and Shipping Point, or CRSP, is run by the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Meteorological Navigational Aids Branch

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Meteorological Navigational Aids BranchAca,!Eoes 28 employees test, repair and modify electrical assemblies and subassemblies associated with Air Traffic and Control ground, transportable and fixed systems. The branch also supports Air Force meteorological measuring, indicating and data distribution systems. The branch is part of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate. Branch personnel repair and overhaul various line replaceable units for the AN/FPS-117 atmospheric early warning radar system. In addition, employees work on instrument landing systems, VHF Omni Range (VORTAC) and Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems (TACAN). Technicians also perform system overhaul, programmed depot maintenance, mobile depot maintenance and emergency depot level maintenance for all supported systems. 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 for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center 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.

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