Archive: Dec 2008

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  • 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.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers and veterans honored at local school

    Dec 2, 2008

    MacArthur Intermediate School students and faculty gathered Nov. 5 to honor special guests including veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Also among those honored were Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment Aca,!A"Spartans.Aca,!A?

  • Community lending fair targets Fort Bliss spouses, veterans

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Small Business Administration will sponsor a lending fair geared toward assisting future and present veterans and their spouses who either want to start or expand their businesses.

  • Support cell locates obsolete, difficult to find parts

    Dec 2, 2008

    Tobyhanna personnel go to the ends of the Earth to find parts for older systems. Many systems the depot repairs and tests, although effective, use older technology. Manufacturers stop making them, the technology is lost or upgrades render older systems difficult to repair.

  • "Wildcats" Olympics inspire Esprit De Corps

    Dec 2, 2008

    Push-ups, sit-ups and running. ItAca,!a,,cs the foundation for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs physical fitness program. On Nov. 23, Soldiers assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command reinforced that fountain with a mixture of creativity, esprit de corps and laughter during the inaugural RSC olympics.

  • Army Science Conference focuses on transformational technology

    Dec 2, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference kicked off Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla., focusing on technologies and sciences ranging from biotechnology to neuroscience.

  • Fort Bliss families enjoy Brigade bake sale

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers and their spouses enjoy the first Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Bake Auction. Soldiers bidding on the cakes, pies and cookies stood the chance of winning three- and four-day passes with their treat.

  • Fort Bliss leaders promote safety in community clubs

    Dec 2, 2008

    Fort Bliss goes through great lengths to ensure the safety of its Soldiers. From the free rides home with Sun City Cab Company to the chain of command offering a way home no matter what time and no matter where, the Soldiers know they will always have a way to come safely back to Fort Bliss if they have had too much to drink. However, how does the community know'

  • UXO robotics

    Dec 2, 2008

    Firing ranges use robotics to cleanup unexploded ordnance - saving lives and money.

  • ROK Army jumpers

    Dec 2, 2008

    Special Forces from the Republic of Korea jump with U.S. Soldiers.

  • Fort Bliss honors Native American community and heritage

    Dec 2, 2008

    With every cultural heritage month, there is an opportunity for members of that ethnic group to present, share and remember their role in history. It is a time to bring culture, food, dance, music and the rest of their world to the forefront for all to enjoy and take part in.

  • Fort Bliss food drive helps families

    Dec 2, 2008

    Soldiers, Sailors and Marines gathered in the pre-dawn chill of East Fort Bliss for the annual holiday food drive run.

  • Events welcome 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment home, honor its fallen Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany ( Dec. 02, 2008) -- The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs oldest continuously serving cavalry regiment completed another chapter in its history during memorial and welcome home ceremonies here Nov. 25. Fellow Aca,!A"Dragoons,Aca,!A? friends, families and members of the U.S. Army Garrison and neighboring Vilseck communities packed into the Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center for two events. First was a memorial service to remember the 2nd Stryker Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs fallen Soldiers, followed later in the day by a ceremony to uncase the regimentAca,!a,,cs colors and officially mark its return home.

  • LCMR simulator saving time, money, lives

    Dec 2, 2008

    Warfighters stake their lives on the accuracy of TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs groundbreaking technology every time they set up Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) systems in the field.

  • Bonds of friendship remain strong between Stryker Soldiers and local German communities

    Dec 2, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany (Dec. 02, 2008) -- Vilseck Mayor Hans-Martin Schertl has attended many ceremonies and community events during the 2nd Stryker Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs 15-month deployment to Iraq. During the U.S. Army Europe regimentAca,!a,,cs memorial service and welcome home ceremony on Rose Barracks Nov. 25, the buergermeister joined Family members and fellow Soldiers to welcome the regiment and remember the 26 Aca,!A"DragoonAca,!A? Soldiers killed in action. Aca,!A"U.S. Soldiers have been here since 1945. We have always had great relations between the military community and the German community,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"There is always contact, and always good contacts.Aca,!A?

  • Program helps bolster 'resilience' of military health care providers

    Dec 2, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Three years ago Landstuhl Regional Medical Center developed the Combat and Operational Stress Reaction Staff Resiliency (COSR/SR) program to address the trauma and loss of empathy health care providers face as a result of combat and operational stress.

  • River patrol

    Dec 2, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Marcy, 511th Military Police Company, keeps a sharp eye on the banks of the Tigris River from the bow of his boat as others in the crew watch the stern and sides during a combined Iraqi Police and U.S. Military Police patrol in al Kut, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2008.

  • Reintegration concerns are normal, expected part of deployment cycle

    Dec 2, 2008

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" If youAca,!a,,cre feeling anxious about reuniting with a loved one after being deployed for 15 months, or if youAca,!a,,cve already redeployed and seem to have trouble fitting into the family routine again, thereAca,!a,,cs one important factor you need to realize Aca,!" what youAca,!a,,cre experiencing is normal and usually resolves itself with time.

  • Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

    Dec 2, 2008

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

  • Warrior Transition Unit cadre provides motivation, morale while helping wounded Soldiers recuperate

    Dec 2, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (Dec. 02, 2008) Aca,!" The staff of the Kaiserslautern Warrior Transition Unit on Kleber Kaserne here shifted its focus from rehabilitating and reintegrating wounded Soldiers to lifting their spirits for a day. The facilityAca,!a,,cs cadre put together a Thanksgiving lunch for 42 of its wounded Soldiers at the WTU center November 25. Aca,!A"We wanted to celebrate a little fellowship and allow the staff an opportunity to give to the warriors on a personal level,Aca,!A? said Maj. Joel B. Neuenschwander, the WTU commander.

  • Medic earns three Purple Hearts during one deployment to Iraq

    Dec 2, 2008

    If Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sims was a cat, heAca,!a,,cd have only six lives left after his yearlong deployment to Iraq with the 1st Armored DivisionAca,!a,,cs, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, out of Fort Riley, Kan. Aca,!A"I was wounded three times in Iraq the last time I was there,Aca,!A? Sims said of the deployment that began in January 2005.

  • Army Football notes: the Navy game

    Dec 2, 2008

    One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports resumes Saturday at noon with the kickoff of the 109th playing of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.

  • Saying 'thanks' during the holidays at Kaiserslautern

    Dec 2, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" As part of a holiday season tradition, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will thank its Soldiers and their families for their service throughout the year.

  • Army, Navy mesh to complete mission

    Dec 2, 2008

    Even with one of the most storied rivalries in college football taking place this weekend, Soldiers and Sailors in the field find it easier to join forces to complete the mission.

  • Thanksgiving Through Zen

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers and Family members of 8th U.S. Army were awarded the opportunity to learn the ancient Zen martial art, Sunmundo, at the Golgul Temple located near Gyongju, South Korea in Mt. Hamwol Thanksgiving Day. Golgulsa is the only cave temple in South Korea and was built during the Sixth Century. The martial arts training was part of a three-day Good Neighbor Program tour to the city of Gyongju for 8th U.S. Army Soldiers and Family members sponsored by Gangnam City Nov. 26-28. Photo by SSG Sadie E. Bleistein 8th U.S. Army PAO

  • Commander's Corner: Be Responsible

    Dec 1, 2008

    <strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> Aca,!" The holiday season has arrived. ItAca,!a,,cs time to reflect on this past year and celebrate the season. From my family to you and yours: Happy Holidays!

  • SMA Preston, wife visit U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Osan Air Base

    Dec 1, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and his wife Karen visited U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Nov. 25 to meet with Soldiers and Families and see the progress of the installation's transformation into the future headquarters of U.S. military forces in Korea.

  • Geren meets Army Family in Korea

    Dec 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea on November 23 to view the progress of the installation's transformation to the future headquarters of all U.S. military forces in Korea and to discuss quality of life issues with Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • Fort Bliss Bikers raise $5,500 for the Wounded Warriors Motorcycle Run

    Dec 1, 2008

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 5th Armored Brigade rode their motorcycle in support of the Wounded Warriors Motorcycle Run

  • Fort Bliss community gives full ride scholarship to one wounded warrior

    Dec 1, 2008

    The El Paso Campus of the University of Phoenix is now offering a scholarship to one current or former servicemember who has sustained a severe injury or injuries while on active duty.

  • Operation Open Arms delivers the goods to Fort Bliss

    Dec 1, 2008

    More than 10,300 pounds of canned goods and non-perishable items were delivered in a Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution trailer to the Armed Services YMCA on Fort Bliss.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade spouse receives 'Shield of Sparta'

    Dec 1, 2008

    The legend of the 300 Spartans is well known. What isn't well known is the 300 spouses and even more children that waited at home for word of their husbands and fathers.

  • WTU Soldier defeats cancer, joins cadre

    Dec 1, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer Paul Yaeger refuses to be a victim of cancer even though it cost him dearly.

  • 49th Trans' CSM passes the saber

    Dec 1, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Bivens replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Knox as 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)Aca,!a,,cs senior noncommissioned officer at a ceremony at 15th SB here, Nov. 25.

  • Guard families eligible for child care subsidy

    Dec 1, 2008

    For National Guard members about to deploy there is help to assist spouses and family members with the costs of child care during deployment through the GuardAca,!a,,cs Child Care Subsidy Program.

  • IPs, MPs do combined patrol on Tigris

    Dec 1, 2008

    Members of the Iraqi Police and the U.S. Army military police patrolled the Tigris River in al Kut together as part of a combined effort there, Nov. 24.

  • Iraqi Soldiers train to defend their nation

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers of the Iraqi Army, with the assistance of the U.S. Army, trin to defend and ensure the security of their country.

  • Crisis compels wife to help other wounded warriors

    Dec 1, 2008

    Warrior Care Month article from Fort Campbell.

  • Soldier with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program visit with veterans

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers who are members of the BOSS program (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) visited with veterans at the Veteran's hospital/clinic. They discussed their shared experiences, played games and talked with the veterans.

  • Hunting a privilege on post

    Dec 1, 2008

    This article describes the times and different type of hunting seasons available at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Christmas comes early for Cottonbalers

    Dec 1, 2008

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment expected to spend a second consecutive Christmas in Iraq. This year they received an early Christmas present that changed their expectations.

  • Transition Team spouses form group to keep in touch

    Dec 1, 2008

    Spouses of deployed military transition team service members formed a group to connect to other spouses who have similiar shared experiences. They share these experiences as the spouses of transition team service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, discussing many topics specific to their spouses deployments and how the deployments affect them.

  • Troopers' spouses 'earn their spurs'

    Dec 1, 2008

    Forty-two spouses of Soldiers Aca,!A"earned their spursAca,!A? during an all-day, multi-task tradition at Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks when they participated in the 2nd Squadron, 6th CavalryAca,!a,,cs Spouse Spur Ride here Nov. 15.

  • New post exchange set to open in February 2009

    Dec 1, 2008

    A new post exchange shopping center will open on Fort Riley in February 2009. The facility is being built to accommodate the increase in Fort Riley population of active duty Soldiers and their Families.

  • First Army vocalist assigned to 1st Infantry Division

    Dec 1, 2008

    A Soldier assigned to Fort Riley was officially designated as the first Army vocalist to receive this designation as her new military occupational skill - she was a former fuel handler.

  • Army Safety

    Dec 1, 2008

    Army Safety Director talks about new Sports Rider program.

  • Joint Civilian Orientation Conference

    Dec 1, 2008

    VIP civilians get a small taste of Army life.

  • Freeman CafAfA tops post Thanksgiving Competition

    Dec 1, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Walking up to the Freeman CafAfA to enjoy a meal this Thanksgiving, one might have noticed something not normally seen outside of Army dining facilities.

  • President George W. Bush

    Dec 1, 2008

    President George W. Bush

  • Radio show offers new parent support

    Dec 1, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" One caller was frustrated that after returning from a 15-month deployment, his wife immediately Aca,!A"dumpedAca,!A? all the household responsibilities back into his lap.

  • Troopers' spouses 'earn their spurs'

    Dec 1, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Forty-two spouses of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in 2-6 CavAca,!a,,cs Spouse Spur Ride to Aca,!A"earn their spursAca,!A? during an all-day, multi-task tradition that included activities at both Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks, Nov. 15.

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

    Dec 1, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" Nearly 30 years separate the conclusion of the Vietnam war and the start of the War on Terrorism. While time, tactics and technology make todayAca,!a,,cs military very different from the one which fought in the jungles of Vietnam, a common denominator in the two conflicts has been the bravery and sacrifice of the American service member.

  • Army puts Soldier's life in 'check'

    Dec 1, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Maintenance technicians are often unsung heroes as they work behind the scenes to keep the U.S. Army mission capable. Sgt. Neal Neputo, a tech at TajiAca,!a,,cs Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Launch and Recovery Site, is one of those heroes; his quiet, unassuming yet professional demeanor help him blend in, although his work often stands out.

  • 109th playing of Army-Navy game set for Saturday

    Dec 1, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - The public is invited to join in the pre-game festivities as the Black Knights prepare to challenge the Navy Midshipmen during the 109th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

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