Archive: Feb 2008

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  • Chamber hits new low

    Feb 29, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- During the week of Jan. 28, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center got a workout.

  • New Tattoo Policy Allows for More Military Blood Donations

    Feb 29, 2008

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) has implemented a new policy regarding tattoos that may allow more donors to give blood to the military. This new policy, which went into effect Nov. 30, 2007, allows donors with new tattoos to give blood again after just one week, instead of the previous one-year deferral period; provided the tattoo was acquired in a state-regulated tattoo parlor. This new policy allows the ASBP to accept donations from more individuals wishing to contribute to the militaryAca,!a,,cs blood supply for combat areas and at home.

  • Technicians restore legacy shelters

    Feb 29, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - A team of electronics technicians here are standardizing legacy (first generation) Tactical Operations Center shelter components, providing a command and control infrastructure that will allow commanders to execute their mission anywhere in the world.

  • Deseret Lean Six Sigma project saves Army $237K

    Feb 29, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, Utah - Among the distinguished group of Lean Six Sigma green belt recipients during Feb. 26 ceremony was a worker whose recent project is already making a significant contribution toward solving an adjacent installation's storage woes.

  • Cultural resource second to none

    Feb 29, 2008

    In 1995 Danny Dunn, along with Carolene Wu, was given the cultural resource mission for Redstone Arsenal. They literally had to build a program from scratch for a 38,000 acre installation which has more than 900 archaeological sites. With the help of others in the Environmental Office and the Garrison leadership, they did just that. The result was a program that Redstone Arsenal and the Army promote as a model for other installations to follow.

  • 411th CSB activates in Korea

    Feb 29, 2008

    The 411th Contracting Support Brigade was activated during a ceremony Feb. 6 in the Naija Ballroom of the Dragon Hill Lodge at U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Yongsan, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • 1-402nd AFSB civilians in Iraq become combat lifesavers

    Feb 29, 2008

    LSA ANACONDA, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2008 - If you look at the current population of American personnel in Iraq, you would see there is nearly a one-to-one ratio between military and civilian, according to Sgt. 1st Class Eric Woodrum, Task Force 62nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion Jameson Combat Medical Training Center noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Wounded Warriors, Families Get Priority Assistance

    Feb 29, 2008

    Pfc. Chandra Bracy, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier, wonAca,!a,,ct have to figure out a way to reach the distant legal assistance office from her quarters anymore. With the official opening of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Feb. 29, Bracy will have access to legal services only a block away.

  • Mission to Heal in Focus for Photographer

    Feb 29, 2008

    On the path to healing, Spc. Andrew Heward has found comfort in a lifelong passion for photography. Heward is one of nearly 50 Warriors in Transition assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs WT unit while recovering from injuries. With their mission focused on healing, the Soldiers also make use of their time engaged in tasks supporting organizations throughout post.

  • Endurance Runner Named Army Male Athlete of Year

    Feb 29, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, now serving in Kuwait, was named the 2007 Army Male Athlete of the Year Thursday evening.

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Center Director Dedicated to Mission of Helping Others

    Feb 29, 2008

    Kimberly Evans knows all about taking care of people. In fact, she says helping people is all she knows how to do. For those who have ever sought her help, or those she works around, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a surprise when she was named Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Soldier and Family Assistance Center director. The newly-created SFAC works in conjunction with the Warrior Transition Unit on post to assist wounded Soldiers. The following is a conversation with Evans about her take on helping others and her job.

  • Army to Revolutionize Healthcare with Whole-Person Concept

    Feb 29, 2008

    A change in healthcare begins March 1 across the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation, said the executive officer for the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Griffin, Via tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

    Feb 29, 2008

    Griffin, Via visit tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

  • Chief of Staff FM 3-0 Interview

    Feb 29, 2008

    This episode of Army Today Xtra features Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. being interviewed by SRTV's Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores, about the new FM 3-0 and what it means for the Army.

  • Guard Team Responds to Toxic Ricin in Vegas

    Feb 29, 2008

    A National Guard Civil Support Team was on scene within an hour Thursday evening after Las Vegas authorities sought help with a suspicious substance that later turned out to be deadly ricin.

  • Army Forms Contracting Command, Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    The acting undersecretary of the Army told Pentagon reporters today that the Army has begun steps to establish both an Army Contracting Command and an Army Contracting Campaign Plan to help improve Army contracting.

  • STTC Demonstrates a Life-Saving Prototype on Capitol Hill

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center participated with members of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in the annual PEO STRI Capitol Hill Demonstration in Washington, D.C., in early February.

  • Special effects artists help fill training gaps for combat medics

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs Simulation and Training Technology Center is performing research in the area of severe trauma simulation that will improve materials, molding techniques, wound types, smells, and fluids in simulated wounds.

  • Soldiers More Than Understand Full-Spectrum Operations

    Feb 29, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest operations manual, FM 3-0, defines full spectrum operations and includes stability operations as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs core mission.

  • Army Family

    Feb 29, 2008

    Materials in reference to the Army Family initiative.

  • Army announces Army Contracting Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced Feb. 29 his Army Contracting Campaign Plan (ACCP) to address findings and recommendations from two previous independent reviews -- the Gansler Commission and the Army Contracting Task Force. Under the leadership of Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson M. Ford, the ACCP will enable the Secretary of the Army to execute recommended improvements to Army contracting.

  • Diversity Task Force / Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 29, 2008

    Commander of New Diversity Task Force speaks at Pentagon; March Edition of Soldiers Magazine.

  • WRAMC Warrior Clinic Opens

    Feb 29, 2008

    The new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical is the Army's facility dedicated to providing outpatient care for Warriors in Transition. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Gen. Casey quote

    Feb 29, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • First Sergeant Course Changes Curriculum

    Feb 29, 2008

    Students attending the First Sergeant Course Phase II, whether in residence or through video tele-training, are quickly realizing that the course is not like the one described by former students.

  • Help in Healing: Warrior Transition Unit Activates on Fort Lee

    Feb 29, 2008

    While the call to aide Warriors in Transition was answered on Fort Lee months prior, the activation ceremony on Feb. 27 officially recognized the staff and members of the WTU. Col. Donna Diamond, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, uncased the colors that will be displayed at the new WTU headquarters location at Larkin Hall. The mission of the Kenner WTU is to provide command and control, primary care and case management, and to establish conditions for wounded Soldiers as they heal and to promote the timely return to the force or in transitioning to Civilian life.

  • Combat Veterans Now Get Five Years of VA Health Care

    Feb 29, 2008

    Military veterans who served in combat are now eligible for five years of free medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The announcement this week increased a two-year care limit that had been in effect nearly a decade.

  • Military Police Soldiers improve security of Balad Shrine Mosque

    Feb 29, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 29, 2008) -- At the request of the imam of the Balad Shrine Mosque, Soldiers from the 2nd platoon of the 164th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade and Multi National Division - North visited the mosque Feb. 24 to increase its protection and prevent future attacks on the site. The Soldiers were the first coalition forces to be granted permission to visit the mosque. The Soldiers of the 2nd platoon have worked with the imam and other local religious leaders for eight months, and have developed a good working relationship that has resulted in frequent requests for additional security assistance during events near the shrine, said Capt. Matthew Norris, the 164th commander. Soldiers, Iraqi Police and National police in Balad have worked together to place approximately 160 protective barriers around the mosque.

  • Wallace presents state of TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 29, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • Brrrrr!

    Feb 29, 2008

    Sgt. Joseph Chmielewski, from Task Force Gladius, pulls security during a key leader engagement in the village of Jalokheyl, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

  • Renovated Bamberg Multiplex Opens in March

    Feb 29, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The renovated U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg JFK Gym is scheduled to open in March under a new name, the JFK Multiplex. The new multi-purpose program facility will transform the sports, fitness and recreation experience here for children and youth of all ages.

  • Under Secretary: Army Stretching Budget to Limit

    Feb 29, 2008

    The Army cannot expect to continue funding its growth, modernization and sustainability using supplemental budgets, Acting Undersecretary of the Army Nelson Ford said last night.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Alaska Guard's Partnership with Mongolia Flourishes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Sprawling territory, extreme cold and rich natural resources are among shared conditions that have created a perfect marriage for Alaska and Mongolia in the National GuardAca,!a,,cs State Partnership Program.

  • AMC employee among first awarded SecDef Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Feb 28, 2008

    Fifteen Department of Defense civilians became the first recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism during a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 26.

  • 101st Bastogne Soldiers search for weapons cache

    Feb 28, 2008

    Air Assault Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division search for a weapons cache in a deep circular crevice in Salah ad Din Province January 2008.

  • A local Iraqi informant takes the 101st to cache

    Feb 28, 2008

    A local Iraqi informant took 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers to this exact location in a barren field, yielding these mortar rounds.

  • The 101st's Bastogne Brigade on patrol in Bayji, Iraq

    Feb 28, 2008

    A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier and Kentucky state native, Maj. Jason Tussey patrols in downtown Bayji, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Vice President Cheney Visits 1st Cav / March Edition of Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 28, 2008

    Vice President Cheney visits 1st CAV troops that just returned from Iraq; March edition of Soldiers Magazine is out.

  • Gen. Casey FM 3-0 Changes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen George Casey, Jr., discusses the three main contributions of the updated "Operations" manual FM 3-0 in an interview with Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores.

  • First 'Active First' Soldier Graduates

    Feb 28, 2008

    Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard Soldier to graduate directly into the active ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks through a new program called Active First.

  • Free Falling

    Feb 28, 2008

    Special Forces Soldiers jump from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at an altitude of 6,000 feet during HALO (high altitude, low-opening) training, Feb. 22, 2008, during Exercise Balikatan in the Philippines.

  • 5th Signal Command welcomes new commander in Mannheim ceremony

    Feb 28, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Feb. 28, 2008) -- United States Army, Europe and 7th ArmyAca,!a,,cs 5th Signal Command welcomed a new commander in a ceremony on Woods Field at Sullivan Barracks here Feb. 27. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith Jr., who recently served as deputy commanding general of Network Enterprise Technology Command and 9th Signal Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., accepted command from Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR commanding general. Outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence served eight months as 5th SignalAca,!a,,cs commander, and will move on to become commanding general of NETCOM and 9th Signal Command.

  • Combat medic fights his way to All-Army Boxing Championship

    Feb 28, 2008

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq (Feb. 28, 2008) -- Pound for pound, Spc. Adrian Orrostieta is now one of the best boxers in the Army. Just a few months ago Orrostieta was bandaging wounds and stabilizing sprains for Soldiers in Iraq as a combat medic in the 12th Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 412th Aviation Support Battalion. Now he is now considered the best boxer in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 141-pound weight class after winning his matches in the 2008 All-Army Boxing Championships at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in January. Aca,!A"Winning All-Army was a great experience, and an eye-opener for the skill level that I have,Aca,!A? said Orrostieta.

  • Landstuhl Visit Calms Fear of Unknown

    Feb 28, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" Many military spouses consider the Aca,!A"what-ifAca,!A? situation and accompanying unknown variables as the most unsettling parts of having their Soldiers deploy downrange.

  • Soldiers volunteer for challenge of acting as door gunners in Iraq

    Feb 28, 2008

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq (Feb. 28, 2008) -- Preparing food and repairing generators werenAca,!a,,ct close enough to the action for Spc. Cameron Randall and Sgt. Jason Hutchinson. They wanted to fly. Randall and Hutchinson knew their jobs here in Iraq were important, but they both felt drawn to the job as door gunner on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Both Soldiers volunteered for the position, and with the help of their parent units, they got their wish. The pair recently trained as door gunners for Company B, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, a Chinook unit affectionately known as Aca,!A"Big Windy.Aca,!A?

  • Helicopters, crews of 'Big Windy' keep Soldiers, cargo moving in Iraq

    Feb 28, 2008

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq (Feb. 28, 2008) -- Soon after kissing the lucky lady painted on the side of their aircraft, two CH-47 Chinook helicopter crews loaded up and took to the sky under the cover of night on a general support mission over Baghdad. The two five-Soldier flight crews belong to the 12th Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs Company B, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, more commonly known as Aca,!A"Big Windy.Aca,!A? ItAca,!a,,cs a small unit with a large mission to support and a massive aircraft to fly. Aca,!A"Big WindyAca,!A? consists of 14 of the big tandem-rotor Chinooks that fly every night supporting corps air movement operations, moving people and equipment and taking part in air assault missions.

  • Future Combat Vehicles to be Hybrid Electric

    Feb 28, 2008

    The firing platform for the Mounted Combat System 120mm cannon vehicle will start coming off the production line this winter.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects on Changes, Challenges

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

  • Fort Lee's AFAP Delegates Present Top Army Life Issues

    Feb 27, 2008

    The Fort Lee Army Family Action Plan, a program to help improve Army life, held its annual conference Feb. 20 - 22 at the Memorial Chapel. Volunteers from all ranks and grades, military and Civilian, assembled as conference delegates to address pressing issues from housing, medical, consumer services, Family support and youth. Recommendations were presented to Maj. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and other leaders during an outbrief at Larkin Hall.

  • 33rd Annual Culinary Arts Competition First to Feature Chefs From All Services

    Feb 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, in its 33rd iteration, will feature 200 contestants from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and for the first time, the Navy and Air Force in an event designed to showcase and improve military food service skills. The competition is scheduled March 1-14 at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee's 49th Quartermaster Group Supports Canadian Troops

    Feb 27, 2008

    The 49th Quartermaster GroupAca,!a,,cs motto, Aca,!A"Fueling the Force,Aca,!A? doesnAca,!a,,ct begin to describe all the combat service support it provided for the 36 and 37 Canadian Brigade Groups during field training exercises held at Fort Pickett the past two weeks. Aca,!A"What we extended to the Canadians was, Aca,!EoeAnything that you need, we will provide,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? said the 49th QM GroupAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. John P. Curran, during the exercise. Maybe that should be the unitAca,!a,,cs new motto. The 49th provided the full range of its sustainment capabilities to more than 400 members of the Canadian Army Reserve, the principal participant in the joint Granite Triangle, Southbound Trooper VIII and Maritime Raider field training exercises held at the Virginia National Guard installation. That included fuel support for ground vehicles and aircraft, transportation functions and a 500-personnel-capacity tent city built from the ground up for exercise participants. More than 700 Soldiers from the 49th QM Group took part in the training centered on a peacekeeping operations scenario. Curran said the training was invaluable.

  • Army Posture: Strong, But Stretched, Leaders Tell Senate

    Feb 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army remains ready to engage and defeat America's enemies despite experiencing strain after seven years of wartime deployments, the Army's top civilian and military leaders told a Senate panel here today.

  • Martin Finishes 16th in Milestone 700th Career Cup Start

    Feb 27, 2008

    Mark Martin and the No. 8 Principal Financial Group/U.S. Army team fought to a 16th-place finish in MondayAca,!a,,cs rain-delayed Auto Club 500.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 2

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 2 of 2.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 1

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Commanding General, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update, and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 1 of 2.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits Wounded Warriors at Tripler

    Feb 27, 2008

    Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped by Tripler's Command Suite Feb. 20 to talk to Wounded Warriors. Mullen presented each Soldier with a coin after spending about half an hour talking with them. Mullen's visit to Tripler was only one of many stops he and his staff made visiting military installations across the island.

  • Fallen Warriors

    Feb 27, 2008

    Soldiers who have lost their lives in combat.

  • Fort Campbell Homepage

    Feb 27, 2008

    Keep updated on what's going on around Fort Campbell

  • Vice President Welcomes 1st Cavalry Division Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney visited Fort Hood Feb. 26 to welcome home a roaring crowd of about 9,000 troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division and he credited the recent progress in Iraq to hard work by the Soldiers.

  • Senior Army Leaders on Capitol Hill

    Feb 27, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., were on Capitol Hill to testify on the 2009 budget.

  • Army Acquisition Efforts Contribute to Economic Boom in Iraq

    Feb 27, 2008

    The Army acquisition communityAca,!a,,cs efforts in Iraq have contributed to an economic boom in the country, and reflect the serviceAca,!a,,cs core mission of stability operations.

  • DoDDs Jazz Kids

    Feb 27, 2008

    DoDDs Jazz Orchestra comes together to learn from the best. One of the three co-founders, Bob Benson supports the program. Rolla Suttmiller reports from Belgium.

  • Bastogne Cav Company "Rock" Solid

    Feb 27, 2008

    Story and photos of recent Operation with troops from 1st BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

  • Battalion says final 'farewell'

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"We wanted to do this ceremony today to afford all of usAca,!A| the opportunity to honor our fallen comrades one last time before the Aca,!EoeWarhorseAca,!a,,c (battalion) began to change face, as all units will do,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Kevin Dunlop, commander of the 3rd Squadrom, 8th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at a memorial ceremony on Feb. 15.

  • Vice President Cheney Welcomes First Team Soldiers Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" With secret servicemen scattered in a sea of Soldiers and cameras the 1st Cavalry Division parade field looked like a scene from the next box-office suspense thriller Feb. 26. However, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a Aca,!A"HollywoodAca,!A? set.

  • Soldier Touched by Recognition From Vice President

    Feb 27, 2008

    Fort Hood, Texas Aca,!" The crisp, cool air carried a sense of appreciation, recognition and pride as approximately 9,000 Soldiers gathered specifically to hear Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, speak on Cooper Field Feb. 26.

  • White Plume Awards go to IMCOM-Europe Managers

    Feb 27, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Two members of Installation Management Command-Europe have been honored for continually improving the quality of life for Soldiers and Families through their extensive experience and knowledge in the morale, welfare and recreation arena.

  • Bastogne Spartans Clean Up Tikrit

    Feb 27, 2008

    story on first Special Troops Battalion to control significant battlespace in Iraq with photos of recent operation conducted by 1st STB, 1st BCT, 101st ABN. DIV. (AA)

  • U.S. Army Europe honors officers for their embodiment of 'duty, honor, country'

    Feb 27, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Feb. 27, 2008) -- U.S. Army Europe saluted the leadership and achievements of three officers when it awarded the trio top honors in the USAREUR level of the 2007 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards. Capt. Daniel C. Enslen from the Operations Group, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command; Capt. Daniel P. Kearney, commander of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, Southern European Task Force; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason E. Feser of V CorpsAca,!a,,c Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Special Troops Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, were chosen for the award from a group of 11 nominees.

  • El SavadorAca,!a,,cs CuscatlAfA!n Battalion welcomes its newest rotation

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- The soldiers of the El Salvadorian army wrote a song Aca,!" one about the changing of uniforms from woodland to desert camouflage upon deploying and becoming a part of the esteemed, 280-man CuscatlAfA!n Battalion. On Feb. 22, the newest group of soldiers to be in the battalion had that opportunity when they took the lead as the 10th rotation, CuscatlAfA!n Battalion, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta.

  • Arizona National Guard Rescues U.S. Senators

    Nov 18, 2011

    When a helicopter carrying three senior U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing Feb. 23 in the mountains of Afghanistan due to blizzard conditions, Soldiers of the Arizona National Guard's 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry responded.

  • Country Band Entertains Troops at Rally

    Feb 26, 2008

    Granger Smith and his band perform for troops at a rally prior to Vice President Richard CheneyAca,!a,,cs speech on the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26.

  • Vice President Speaks Surrounded by Sea of Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2008

    Vice President Richard Cheney talks to a sea of Soldiers at a rally on the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26.

  • Diversity Task Force Fighting 'Silent Epidemic'

    Feb 26, 2008

    Fewer minorities are graduating from high school, which decreases the number of high-school graduates who can join the Army, according to the director of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Diversity Task Force, who has already met with the Congressional Black Caucus on the issue, called the Aca,!A"silent epidemic.Aca,!A?

  • Retamozzo Returns to Ring at Armed Forces Boxing

    Feb 26, 2008

    National Guard Sgt. Cherri Retamozzo returned from a four-year hiatus from the ring to win two bouts in the 2008 Armed Forces Boxing Championships Feb. 5-7 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell QUOTE

    Feb 26, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, Commander, USASMDC/ARSTRAT

  • SASC holds hearing with Army Secretary, Chief of Staff

    Feb 26, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee Posture Hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26. Geren and Casey answered questions about important Army issues such as Warrior Transition Units, the current length of deployments and Future Combat Systems.

  • Chief of Staff Reflects on New Manual for Operations

    Feb 26, 2008

    Crafted from the hard lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is releasing this week an updated version of FM 3-0, the field manual for Aca,!A"Operations.Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers Vie for Olympic Shooting Slots

    Feb 26, 2008

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are trying out this weekend for the 2008 Olympic Team.

  • Arizona National Guard Rescues U.S. Senators

    Feb 26, 2008

    When a helicopter carrying three senior U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing Feb. 23 in the mountains of Afghanistan due to blizzard conditions, Soldiers of the Arizona National GuardAca,!a,,cs 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry responded.

  • Master Sgt. Keeble Medal of Honor

    Feb 26, 2008

    Almost six decades after his gallant actions in the Korean War and 26 years after his death, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble to become the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Health Care Improvements

    Feb 26, 2008

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker talks about health care improvements one year after WRAMC suffered scrutiny over Wounded Warrior care. Sgt. Courtney Thomas reports.

  • Journey Program Empowers, Educates Spouses

    Feb 26, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Moving to a foreign country can be challenging enough; but add having a spouse on deployment, and it can seem to be a challenge of epic proportions for some.

  • Signal Soldiers vital to communications of aviation task force

    Feb 26, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Feb. 26, 2008) -- Communication has always played a vital part in war-fighting efforts, and as technology and the enemy continue to evolve, so has the demand for lines of communications. The uses of these lines of communication can vary from allowing ground forces to radio for aerial support when theyAca,!a,,cre in a tight situation to providing deployed parents with the opportunity to download e-mailed pictures from their families back home. When members of Task Force XII, the aviation task force led by the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade that supports Multi-National Division - Baghdad , need to establish communications or get lines fixed or relocated, they turn to signal Soldiers.

  • Former Soldier Revisits Times With Elvis

    Feb 26, 2008

    FRIEDBERG, Germany Aca,!" A walk through of Friedberg and Ray Barracks by a recent visitor brought back memories of time spent with fellow Soldier Sgt. Elvis Presley.

  • A 101st Bastogne Soldier is on the watch

    Feb 26, 2008

    A 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier keeps an eye while on a desert patrol with assistance from a Kiowa Warrior aircraft outside of Samarra, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 'Big Dawg' and Stryker colleagues show remarkable skill at sniffing out illegal weapons in

    Feb 26, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 25, 2008) -- His call sign is Aca,!A"Big Dawg 17,Aca,!A? but you might as well call him Aca,!A"Bloodhound 17Aca,!A? after Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Connell and his 30-man platoon sniffed out 16 buried ammunition and weapons caches over a 10-week period. Connell has a reputation for being tough but fair. Currently in his fifth year as a platoon sergeant and his second tour in Iraq, Connell runs the 1st platoon of Battery B, Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment platoon one way -- his. Connell barks orders like a drill sergeant. Aca,!A"Take Bravo 17 (an up-armored Humvee) down to maintenance and get it fixed,Aca,!A? he bellows. Aca,!A"It blew cherry juice all over Route Lincoln.Aca,!A?

  • Engineers upgrade living quarters for Military Police Soldiers on duty in Baghdad

    Feb 26, 2008

    COMBAT OUTPOST OLD MOD, Iraq (Feb. 25, 2008) -- Securing downtown Baghdad is a demanding mission for the Soldiers of the 108th Military Police Company. For these MPs from Fort Bragg, N.C., personal space and comfortable living conditions help to lessen the stress of that critical task. When the 108th first arrived here, the living conditions were neither personal nor private. The open bay quarters the Soldiers occupied were large, open rooms accommodating up to 30 Soldiers with bunk beds and not much else. Aca,!A"There was just no privacy, no air circulation. It was generally, 'Live where you can fit in,' with no personal space whatsoever.

  • First group of more than 1,100 Iraqi Police recruits graduates from new training academy

    Feb 26, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 25, 2008) -- More than 1,100 Iraqi Police recruits became the first to graduate from a two-week Basic Recruit Training Course at the new Furat Iraqi Police Training Academy here Feb. 21. During the initial phase of their training, the graduates successfully completed training on weapons familiarization, law, ethics, crime scene, handcuffing and other police skills. Aca,!A"TodayAca,!a,,cs graduation makes us very happy, because this will provide security and control to this area,Aca,!A? said course graduate Nihad Mahmad Taha. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre all very excited about it. I joined the IP because IAca,!a,,cve seen how much damage the extremists did to our country, and I wanted to provide protection to my people.Aca,!A?

  • First IMCOM-Europe LSS Green Belt Awarded

    Feb 26, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" When most people hear about someone working on a green belt, they think of martial arts like karate or tae kwon do. But when Bridy Godwin earned her Green Belt Certification, the first person to do so from Installation Management Command-Europe, she did it on a computer, not a gym mat.

  • Tripler's Scenic View Includes Glimpse of Military Medicine's Future

    Feb 25, 2008

    High above the shimmering Honolulu skyline flanked by Diamond Head crater in clear sight to the east, perhaps a more impressive view from the hospital atop Moanalua Ridge is inside an unassuming office on the sixth floor and offers a glimpse into the future of military medicine. Doctors in the intensive care unit here are using telemedicine technology called Aca,!A"electronic ICU,Aca,!A? or eICU, to care for critically ill patients at U.S. military bases thousands of miles across the Pacific, helping save lives and reduce medical evacuation costs in the process.

  • Pediatric Specialists Save Life En Route to Honoring Colleague for Saving Lives

    Feb 25, 2008

    En route to his own recognition ceremony for helping save lives, an alert pediatric healthcare specialist and two of his colleagues are credited with saving a manAca,!a,,cs life by intervening during the initial stages of a heart attack Jan. 25. The fast action of Spc. Warren Frazier, Renee Araujo and Sheila Robinson-Bird is a big reason Navy veteran Calvin Cavaness is still alive, according to the on-call emergency room physician.

  • Tripler's Chief Provost Marshal Is Not Who You Might Think

    Feb 25, 2008

    A conversation with Tripler's chief provost marshal can be like listening to a loose jazz ensemble with wandering, unique riffs that end up together neatly in rhythm, then unlink again. When in rhythm, Don DevaneyAca,!a,,cs stories reveal that he is a product of his thirty-year Army provost marshal career that took him from Japan during the Korean War to combat experience in Vietnam and beyond.

  • Iron Rakkasans recover more caches

    Feb 25, 2008

    Local citizens gave information to Iraqi Army and U.S. Soldiers that removed hazardous materials off the streets near Janabi Village and Qarghuli Feb. 22.

  • Wagonmaster brigade opens Class III warehouse

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), opened a new facility to provide Fort Hood Soldiers with Class III package items like lubricants and cleaning solvents during a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 22.

  • Black history is American history

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Aca,!A"What else can I be other than an American citizen, with a rich American heritage after having been born here, after serving my country here,Aca,!A? said KilleenAca,!a,,cs first African-American mayor, Timothy L. Hancock at a Feb. 22, Black History Month observance here organized by the 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

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