Archive: Apr 2008

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  • Army Medicine Raises Mental Health Awareness with Programs to 'Get Connected'

    Apr 30, 2008

    The Army is joining in promoting mental health during May, which is celebrated as Mental Health Month under the sponsorship of Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association. The theme for 2008 is Aca,!A"Get Connected,Aca,!A? emphasizing the valuable support people gain by connections with family, friends, community and mental health professionals.

  • Fort Lee's Spiritual Leader Inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

    Apr 30, 2008

    Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs ranking spiritual leader recently took a trip back to his glory days. Chaplain (Col.) James Walker, installation chaplain, returned to South Carolina State University for his induction into the schoolAca,!a,,cs Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Fame April 18.

  • Making a Deal of a Lifetime

    Apr 30, 2008

    Support from friends, fiancAfAe and Family, a free trip to Los Angeles, a personal message from the commander-in-chief and $78,000 in winnings... Not a bad day for Capt. Joseph Kobes, a student at the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, who recently returned after appearing on the NBC game show Aca,!A"Deal or No Deal.Aca,!A? Joe stood to win $3 million for appearing on the popular show where contestants play and deal in a game of odds and chance. Confronted with 26 briefcases full of varying amounts of cash ranging from a penny to $1 million, the contestant is tasked with eliminating cases or accepting a payout from the banker.

  • Fifth President Honored at Richmond Cemetery

    Apr 30, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, Quartermaster Center and School, honor the fifth presidentAca,!a,,cs gravesite with a wreath April 28. The ceremony commemorated the 250th birthday of President James Monroe.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Lt. Gen. William E. Mortensen

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference set for June 16-20

    Apr 30, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command will conduct its 2008 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference June 16-20 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Maj. Gen. James A. Cheatham

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Kathryn A. Condon

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    Apr 30, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California is one of only a few training areas in the world suited for force-on-force and live fire training of heavy brigade-sized forces. In order to maintain operational readiness, Army officials say the installation must expand its training areas. As James Williams reports, the expansion impacts more than just Soldiers.

  • Unified Quest Panel Discussion

    Apr 30, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict.

  • Military Working Dog Retires With Handler's Family

    Apr 30, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Fort Campbell Barracks Improving

    Apr 30, 2008

    Recently, unsatisfactory barracks conditions at other Army installations came to light through Internet postings; due to that scrutiny commanders at Fort Campbell inspected numerous barracks over the weekend to ensure Soldiers are not living in substandard conditions.

  • Von Braun Complex project aiming for completion

    Apr 30, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Henry Aca,!A"TreyAca,!A? Obering Jr., director of the Missile Defense Agency, welcomed VIPs to the Von Braun III groundbreaking ceremony on the sunny and blustery morning of April 25. The ceremony was a major milestone and the beginning of a critical step of expanding effectiveness of MDAAca,!a,,cs mission, Obering said.

  • "The noble dead, who fell ..." will never be forgotten: the first Memorial Day

    Apr 30, 2008

    Aca,!A"Honoring Our Heroes wasnAca,!a,,ct so easyAca,!A?

  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms

    Apr 30, 2008

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

  • Natick pays tribute to Medal of Honor heroes

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) conducted a memorialization ceremony April 19 at Soldier Systems Center (Natick), Mass., renaming streets and buildings after 32 Medal of Honor recipients and two distinguished service members (who served before the medal was in existence) affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • MND-B Troops Seek to Help Clinics in Baghdad

    Apr 30, 2008

    Multi National Division-Baghdad Soldiers visited health clinics in western Baghdad on April 2, after receiving reports that many were lacking medical equipment and power to adequately provide care for their local populace.

  • Success is Not Just Big-Fish Tale

    Apr 30, 2008

    Members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team visited a fish farm south of Baghdad April 26, to assess progress in its development.

  • Battalion Emphasizes Family Readiness

    Apr 30, 2008

    The new commander at Fort Hood reiterated Family Readiness Groups are essential tools for passing information from the command to every member of the unit when he met his troops on April 22, setting several goals to prepare Soldiers and Families for deployment.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.

  • New division commanding general embraces his leadership role

    Apr 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Two new shiny stars initiate their descent into the historically combat-proven constellation known as the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Commanding general leaves First Team, but not Fort Hood

    Apr 30, 2008

  • Maj. Tom White quote

    Apr 30, 2008

    Maj. Tom White, National Guard Bureau

  • A Moving Moment

    Apr 30, 2008

    Retired Lt. Col. Dun Allen leads visitors along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Clovis, N.M. The wall is moved around the United States so people who cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C., can experience it.

  • Sergeant gets Bronze Star for valor for actions during Afghanistan firefight

    Apr 30, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 29, 2008) -- A sergeant with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry was awarded a Bronze Star for valor April 24 at Fire Base Naray in Kunar province for his actions in combat. Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet received his medal from Brig. Gen. Mark Milley, Combined Joint Task Force-101 deputy commanding general for operations, for saving more than a dozen SoldierAca,!a,,cs lives during a combat operation in Kunar province July 27, 2007.

  • Sesame Street Releases New DVD for Military Children

    Apr 23, 2012

    Just like approximately 700,000 preschool-age military children in America, the loveable monsters of Sesame Street are undergoing some tough and confusing times.

  • IMCOM officials tour K-16 Air Base, Yongsan

    Apr 29, 2008

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - Installation Management Command officials toured facilities here April 29.

  • El Paso Army reservists commemorate century of service

    Apr 29, 2008

    El Paso veterans join Army reservists from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, to celebrate the Reserve's 100th birthday April 23, 2008.

  • Apache pilots interact with Killeen residents

    Apr 29, 2008

    Static display at the Killeen Community Center in Killeen, Texas, April 26 for the Killeen Festival.

  • Mother follows son into service

    Apr 29, 2008

    When high school junior Brandon Srinamyom sat down with a recruiter and decided to join the Army Reserves, his father, Randy Hacker, was pleased. The father and son had talked about BrandonAca,!a,,cs joining the military several times, and Randy thought enlisting in the Reserves was in his sonAca,!a,,cs best interest to earn money for college. But when RandyAca,!a,,cs wife, Stephanie Hacker, told him a few days after BrandonAca,!a,,cs meeting with Sgt. Joseph Ooley from the Bloomington, Ind., recruiting station, that she also wanted to join the Army, he got excited. Really excited.

  • Ironhorse Brigade command team hands over the reins of leadership

    Apr 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division commander, the brigadeAca,!a,,cs six battalion commanders, and two of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs command sergeants major handed over the reins of leadership in a change of command ceremony held on the divisionAca,!a,,cs parade field April 25.

  • Staff Sgt. Maupin Funeral in OH

    Apr 29, 2008

    Thousands attend funeral for Staff Sgt. Keith 'Matt' Maupin at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, OH. Lt. Gen. James Campbell, former Director, Army Staff is one of guest speakers.

  • Combat Medic Training

    Apr 29, 2008

    A Soldier's selfless goal to preserve life on an unforgiving battlefield. Sgt. Kim Williams takes us to combat medic training. (The photo accompanying this description is a simulation with a dummy).

  • Commander leads Ironhorse troops in brigade run

    Apr 29, 2008

  • Battalion Emphasizes Family Readiness

    Apr 29, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Family Readiness Groups are essential tools for passing information from the command to every member of the unit Aca,!" Soldiers and family members alike.

  • May Soldiers Magazine: Final Salute

    Apr 29, 2008

    As a prelude to Memorial Day, the May issue of Soldiers Magazine, themed Aca,!A"The Final Salute," focuses on the many pieces involved in the casualty-assistance process.

  • National Guard Members Join 'Rebuilding Day' Projects

    Apr 29, 2008

    At least 60 Airmen, Soldiers and Civilians with the Air and Army National Guard brought Christmas early to a disabled Maryland resident April 26 by repairing her home on "National Rebuilding Day."

  • Peace, Prosperity, Poultry in Hawr Rajab

    Apr 29, 2008

    Two Iraqi poultry farmers received 3,000 chicks each April 27 in a bid to jump-start their industry in Hawr Rajab, a rural community south of Baghdad.

  • Sons of Iraq Help Secure Fuhail Village

    Apr 29, 2008

    As part of their commitment to keeping insurgents away, members of the Sons of Iraq built a checkpoint on a narrow stretch of road through Fuhail Mujeer Village, 25 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, April 25.

  • Coalition Forces Help Iraqi Police Hone Skills

    Apr 29, 2008

    A team of motivated and well trained Iraqi Policemen honed their skills and gained more in-depth training from a small group of Soldiers, April 23 at Forward Operating Base Iskan.

  • Brigades set up Task Forces to take care of Soldiers, Families during deployments

    Apr 29, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (April 29, 2008) -- Two newly formed task forces are looking after Family members and non-deploying Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs deploying 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and 18th Engineer Brigade. Traditionally, deploying units established rear detachments -- informal teams of Soldiers, NCOs and officers -- to oversee the unitAca,!a,,cs operations and family support at their home stations.

  • 53 earn degrees from University of Maryland University College

    Apr 29, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON Aca,!" University of Maryland University College- Asia honored its graduates May 5 at its annual commencement ceremony at Seoul American High School auditorium.

  • News

    Apr 29, 2008

  • Kaiserslautern Takes Care of its 'Heart'

    Apr 29, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"The Heart of the CommunityAca,!A? were honored here April 24 during U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs volunteer recognition ceremony.

  • Seoul Middle School teen named Korea's Youth of Year

    Apr 29, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON Aca,!" Brian McNett is the Korea Army BoysAca,!a,,c and GirlsAca,!a,,c Clubs of America Youth of the Year for 2008. He now goes on to compete for the Asia-Pacific Army Youth of the Year.

  • First unmanned pedestrian gate arrives at Yongsan

    Apr 29, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The first of seven automated pedestrian entry gates at Yongsan arrived April 25.

  • Col. Patricia Horoho quote

    Apr 29, 2008

    Col. Patricia Horoho, commander, Walter Reed Health Care System

  • Politicized Military Would Lose Public Trust, Official Says

    Apr 29, 2008

    If the U.S. military lost its politically neutral footing, the armed forces would surrender the public's trust, a senior U.S. military officer who explained a new Defense Department directive on troops' political activity said in an interview.

  • IMCOM Commander: Covenant Building Stronger Communities

    Apr 29, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The officer responsible for providing effective garrison support of Army mission activities worldwide Aca,!" as well as overall support services Aca,!" visited here April 29, seeing how Camp Darby is keeping its pledge to support Army Families.

  • Newest citizens take oath in Stuttgart

    Apr 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Twelve Soldiers from nine countries took the oath of allegiance and became citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the StuttgartAca,!a,,cs Patch Community Club earlier this month.

  • Reservist Recounts Silver Star Actions, Friends

    Oct 17, 2011

    Army reservist Jeremy Church recalls events in 2004 that led to his earning the Silver Star and fellow Soldier Matt Maupin's disappearance.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Oct 7, 2011

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" A Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor was awarded to Army Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron, at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • Garrison increases shuttle bus service in wake of taxi strike

    Apr 28, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Yongsan taxi drivers went on strike April 28, and garrison officials have increased shuttle bus service until the taxi service is restored.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to receive Baldrige Award for performance excellence

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officially will be awarded April 23 the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

  • Education Compact

    Apr 28, 2008

    Kansas and Kentucky become the first states to sign an education compact that will make for smoother school transfers for military children.

  • "Flying Iguanas" jump in Honduras

    Apr 28, 2008

    Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school.

  • Sunset on the ready line

    Apr 28, 2008

    Fire Support Team Vehicles are staged on the ready line in the 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade area at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 27.

  • U.S. civilian leaders visit JTF-Bravo

    Apr 28, 2008

  • U.S., Iraqi Women Find Common Ground in Kirkuk

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Inaugural Northern Iraq WomenAca,!a,,cs Conference held at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, brought close to 100 female Iraq and U.S. professionals together to discuss shared cultural issues, April 20.

  • AMC welcomes home and honors Soldiers of the LOGCAP Support Unit

    Apr 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Thirty two members of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Unit who recently returned from deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, were honored at a Aca,!A"Welcome Home Warrior CitizensAca,!A? ceremony April 24 at the Essayon Theater here. One Soldier was also honored for his support to the Republic of Georgia.

  • ATXtra - Gen. George Casey Interview

    Apr 28, 2008

    Gail McCabe talks to Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., about the return to 12-month deployments. Tune in for more.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 28, 2008

    A Bronze Star for Valor was awarded to Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • TACOM LCMC welcomes new commander

    Apr 28, 2008

    WARREN, Mich. -- In a formal ceremony held April 22 at the Detroit Arsenal, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command welcomed Brig. Gen. Scott G. West as commander.

  • Army Focuses on Community Support for Soldiers, Families with New Covenant

    Apr 28, 2008

    The U.S. Army kicks off nationwide the Army Community Covenant April 17, a new campaign formalizing community support for Soldiers and their Families. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston will participate in the first Army Community Covenant signing ceremony in Columbus, Ga., today with members of the Fort Benning community.

  • First Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite goes operational

    Apr 28, 2008

    A new satellite is circling the Earth. The Wideband Global SATCOM (Satellite Communications) satellite is a reality. This is the most powerful communications satellite in the Department of Defense inventory. It is the first of six satellites that will take over long-haul communications from the legacy constellation, the Defense Satellite Communications System. WGS went operational April 15.

  • Spc. Vivek Mishra quote

    Apr 28, 2008

    Spc. Vivek Mishra, a chemical operations specialist born and raised in central India

  • Robot Gets Human Face

    Apr 28, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Erik Lloyd's face is displayed through an RP-7 robot at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as he interacts with his wife and newborn son from Baghdad.

  • Nephew of late German artist donates World War II prisoner of war drawings to U.S. Army

    Apr 28, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany (April, 28, 2008) -- We will never meet him and cannot communicate with him, but a stone etching of a bison on a cave wall can give us some insight into how the long-gone prehistoric artist saw his world. Even far more contemporary eras such the World War II are fading further into history, making links to those times increasingly valuable. German artist Rudolf Menge was an prisoner of war in that era, and he spent his time interned sketching the people and scenes around him. MengeAca,!a,,cs nephew Helmut Schoen wanted to fulfill his uncleAca,!a,,cs wishes and preserve a bit of that era by donating those sketches to the U.S. Army. Aca,!A"Margarete (MengeAca,!a,,cs wife and HelmutAca,!a,,cs aunt) always said he had a lot of respect for the American personnel in the POW camp, and therefore I would like to give them to veterans of the U.S. Army,Aca,!A? Schoen said.

  • Commander's Corner: Suicide is not the answer

    Apr 28, 2008

    USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to the community about suicide prevention.

  • Smooth move earns 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Army-level Deployment Award

    Apr 28, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany (April 28, 2008) -- When 5th Signal Command's 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed in September, its equipment went to more than 40 sites in Iraq, and Army officials are honoring the unit for its skill in completing that mission. For its efforts the battalion was named a first-place winner in the large active Army unit category of the Army Deployment Excellence Award program. The announcement of the award was made earlier this month with other winners in the Fiscal Year 2008 Chief of Staff, Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards competition, which also recognizes units for excellence in maintenance and supply programs.

  • Yongsan rolls out red carpet to honor volunteers

    Apr 28, 2008

    The 2007 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Volunteer of the Year Celebration invited 57 volunteers to Aca,!A"A Night of StarsAca,!A? at the Main Post Club April 25 to thank them for their invaluable service.

  • Korean ward breaks ground for complex on former USFK land

    Apr 28, 2008

    SEOUL - More than 5,000 Seoul residents gathered to celebrate the ground breaking of the Yongsan Ward's new administrative complex April 25.

  • America Supports You: Silver Star Families Plan Day of Remembrance

    Oct 14, 2011

    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2008 Aca,!" Last year, 44 states and the District of Columbia proclaimed May 1 as Silver Star Day.

  • Schweinfurt 'Black Lions' earn Silver Stars

    Oct 17, 2011

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Octavio Nunez will tell you that he didnAca,!a,,ct do Aca,!A"anything special.Aca,!A? Spc. Jarrod Taylor will insist others deserve the recognition. The crowd gathered at the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry memorials on Ledward Barracks April 22 Aca,!" and the Silver Star medals pinned to both SoldiersAca,!a,,c chests Aca,!" tell another story.

  • Korean ward breaks ground for complex on former USFK land

    Apr 27, 2008

    SEOUL Aca,!" More than 5,000 Seoul residents gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of the Yongsan ward's new administrative complex April 25.

  • Mobile NCO Courses Keeping Soldiers with Families

    Apr 27, 2008

    Mobile training teams are taking Basic NCO courses on the road and allowing Soldiers who recently redeployed home from Iraq to attend without spending more time away from their Families.

  • Toby Keith rocks Victory Base Complex

    Apr 27, 2008

    Toby Keith plays concert for troops in Iraq.

  • Crowds Pay Final Honors to Staff Sgt. Maupin

    Apr 26, 2008

    People show their respect as the remains of Staff Sgt. Keith 'Matt' Maupin are moved to the Union Township Civic Center near Cincinatti, Ohio.

  • 177th Military Police Brigade passes torch

    Apr 26, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Michael R. Nevin, commander, 177th Military Police Brigade, a National Guard unit from Taylor, Mich., turned the keys to detainee operations at Victory Base Complex over to Brig. Gen. Robert Hipwell, commander, 300th Military Police Brigade, a National Guard unit from Inkster, Mich., during a transfer of authority ceremony April 18 at Camp Liberty Field House.

  • Run raises awareness for childhood disorder

    Apr 26, 2008

    Autism is a neurobiological disorder which strikes one in every 150 individuals. It affects the ability to communicate and socialize. Those with autism also have a tendency to perform repetitive behaviors. There is currently no known cause or cure for autism. There are many forms of treatment that, when started young, can significantly improve the individualAca,!a,,cs communication and relation skills.

  • MNC-I Chaplain's Office connects troops, families

    Apr 26, 2008

    While the Multi-National Corps-Iraq ChaplainAca,!a,,cs Office offers many services to help deployed military members and civilians with the struggles they may face down range, perhaps the most important is keeping them connected with family.

  • Servicemembers, civilians honor fallen heroes

    Apr 26, 2008

    Servicemembers and civilians gathered to remember the sacrifices explosives ordnance disposal Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have made for their country during the fifth annual EOD memorial ceremony held by Task Force Troy at Al Faw Palace Sunday.

  • I Corps visits battlespace, prepares for tour

    Apr 26, 2008

    I Corps leaders visited locations around Iraq April 12-16 to familiarize themselves with the area and operations in preparation for their 2009 mission here.

  • Married couple wins NCO/Soldier of month

    Apr 26, 2008

    It has been said that love is blind, love is bliss, but can love help win a noncommissioned officer/Soldier of the month board'

  • Civilian contractor charged with aggravated assault

    Apr 26, 2008

    First time a civilian contractor is being charged under 2006 amendment to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • Physical security compromises personal security

    Apr 26, 2008

    Commentary on physical security precautions in Iraq increasing the personal security risks to personnel.

  • Cavalry training

    Apr 25, 2008

  • Retiree Days Provide News to Veterans

    Apr 25, 2008

    Retiree appreciation days are a great way for retired Soldiers and spouses to learn more about retirement benefits.

  • Red Maple Marks Army Reserve Centennial

    Apr 25, 2008

    A ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery commemorated 100 years of service and sacrifice by Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Fort Lewis family wins trip of a lifetime during sweepstakes drawing

    Apr 25, 2008

    When Cristina Aquino from Olympia was notified that her name was selected out of about 21,000 entries, she could hardly trust her ears. Aca,!A"At first, I didnAca,!a,,ct believe it,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"I was very surprised.Aca,!A? Aquino was officially recognized as the Otis Trip of a Lifetime sweepstakes winner April 16 at the Fort Lewis Post Exchange.

  • Post program expands to give more spouses career training

    Apr 25, 2008

    Fort Lewis recently expanded its Military Spouse Career Account program to accommodate more spouses. The Military Spouse Career Account, an employment and training demonstration project, provides grants for spouses who want to receive training or certification in certain fields. The targeted career fields are those that are either portable, making them suitable for frequent relocation, or those deemed in high-growth industries by the Department of Labor. Four new areas of study were added to the program last week: hospitality, business management, human resources and homeland security. The original targeted career fields are: financial services, information technology, health care, education and trade industries.

  • PTSD healing process must have balance

    Apr 25, 2008

    During the Civil War it was referred to as Aca,!A"soldierAca,!a,,cs heart.Aca,!A? In WWI it was called Aca,!A"shell shock,Aca,!A? in WWII it was called Aca,!A"battle fatigue.Aca,!A? Korean War veterans were said to have Aca,!A"war neurosisAca,!A? and Vietnam veterans were diagnosed with Aca,!A"post-Vietnam syndrome.Aca,!A? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as it has become known in recent years, has affected war combatants for centuries, if not millennia, with side effects ranging from mild Aca,!" problems sleeping; certain sights, sounds or smells causing nervousness or jumpiness Aca,!" to severe Aca,!" nightmares, night sweats, being afraid to go to sleep for fear of being attacked, total lack of ability to interact with society. For years there has been a stigma about PTSD in the military; that those with it should just suck it up, and that those who seek professional help are weak. It is that mindset retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has spent the past decade trying to eliminate.

  • New barracks opens for post pets

    Apr 25, 2008

    Dogs and cats have a new place to call their own on Fort Lewis: The Pet Brigade Dog and Cat Barracks. The new facility opened its doors last week to the post community and took in its first four-legged clients. The barracks, Building 04907 on Pendleton Drive, North Fort; offers services like doggie day care, boarding, grooming and, in the future, training.

  • Coalition Forces Provide Prosthesis to Iraqi Soldier

    Apr 25, 2008

    While on a joint mission with Coalition forces Jan. 10, 2008, an 8th Iraqi Army Division soldier was struck by an improvised explosive device as he crossed a pedestrian footbridge on the east side of Route Minnesota in the Chaka Four Region.

  • Training prepares scouts for war

    Apr 25, 2008

    While most people go out of their way to avoid situations that produce the primal fears that humans share, cavalry Soldiers faced their fears of heights, water, darkness and face-to-face combat last week Aca,!" all in a single day. Trainers named the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs challenging event Aca,!A"Cav Stakes,Aca,!A? four days of intensive training evaluations of individual and team tasks, culminating April 17 in a day of confidence building at Lake Sequalitchew on North Fort Lewis.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers complete PT test

    Apr 25, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers participate in a physical training (PT) test April 25, 2008, on Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT conducts Physical Training Test

    Apr 25, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers participate in a PT Test on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 25, 2008.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT conducts Physical Training Test

    Apr 25, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers participate in a PT Test on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 25, 2008.

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