Archive: May 2008

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  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston on Spc. Ross McGinnis

    May 27, 2008

    White House announced Spc. Ross McGinnis to posthumously received the Medal of Honor. Includes soundbite from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston on Spc. McGinnis and his actions.

  • Vacation memories are hard to forget

    May 27, 2008

    Dan Adler of the Kwajalein Hourglass shares lasting memories from his quick two-week vacation in the Sacramento area of California this May.

  • Ironhorse Brigade runs for first time with new commander

    May 27, 2008

  • Iraqi Girl Travels to U.S. in Effort to Repair Vision

    May 27, 2008

    1st Lt. Michael Kendrick visits Taha Naji DeyadAca,!a,,cs house in al-Buaytha, Iraq, and shares breakfast with the family. Today is special: with Kendrick is Lt. Col. Hyun Lee, battalion surgeon from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, who is here to review final preparations for a trip Noor is taking. ItAca,!a,,cs a trip that, if successful, will give Noor the ability to see, something she has never been able to do.

  • President Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

    May 27, 2008

    Sunshine Monday morning made the white stone of Arlington National CemeteryAca,!a,,cs Memorial Amphitheater gleam as President George W. Bush paid tribute to those that have given their lives to protect their country.

  • 44 Troops in Afghanistan Pledge U.S. Citizenship

    May 27, 2008

    In the presence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Immigration ServiceAca,!a,,cs acting director Jonathan Scharfen, and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, 44 service members from 21 countries swore oaths of allegiance and became U.S. citizens.

  • Mechanics Build 'Fobbit'

    May 27, 2008

    A group of mechanics in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, rebuild a truck so they can get around the base. They nickname the truck 'Fobbit.' Staff Sgt. Pat Malone reports.

  • 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    May 27, 2008

    2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year page.

  • CSA Enlists New Troops at Chicago Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. administers the Oath of Enlistment to more than 30 new recruits from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Saturday during the 2008 Chicago Memorial Day observance and parade. Gen. Casey was this years' Grgrand marshal.

  • President George W. Bush quote

    May 27, 2008

    President George W. Bush, praising the troops at the Division Review Ceremony at Fort Bragg

  • Memorial Day Service in the Netherlands

    May 27, 2008

    Every year since 1945, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial located outside the town of Margraten has hosted a ceremony to honor the sacrifices of American Soldiers. The ceremony averages 5,000 participants, mostly Dutch, and features national level speakers from Netherlands and the United States. Thousands of Dutch citizens have adopted gravesites of more than 8,000 Soldiers buried there, with many passing on this role from generation to generation. This yearAca,!a,,cs ceremony was special because officers from Germany and Japan presenting wreaths for the first time. The ceremony concluded with a missing man formation flyover by the Royal Dutch Air Force.

  • Memorial Day Flag Raising at Camp Arifjan

    May 26, 2008

    As the sun rises over protective concrete barriers, Sgt. Randall Etter (left) and Pfc. Ken Gearhart, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Ohio National Guard) lower the flag of the United States to half staff, Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Zone Six Headquarters, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant. In accordance with Army Regulation 600-25, on Memorial Day the flag is to be flown at half staff from reveille until noon, when it will be hoisted to the top of the staff and remain there until retreat.

  • Memorial Day Observance and Parade in Chicago

    May 26, 2008

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. served as Grand Marshal for the city of Chicago's 2008 Memorial Day observance and parade.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade - week in pictures, May 19-25, 2008

    May 25, 2008

    A compilation of "Champion Brigade" photos of the day, May 19-25, 2008, from Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • Sen. Inhofe visiting NLOS-C with Gen. Casey

    May 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey traveled to Minneapolis to the headquarters and central engineering site of BAE Systems for rollout of the first Non-Line-of-Site (NLOS) Cannon prototype. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) accompanied Gen. Casey to the event, where they toured the BAE Armaments Systems facility and participated in a press conference.

  • Army's Chief of Staff Visits Arsenal Island

    May 23, 2008

    Rock Island, Ill. Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranking officer paid a visit to Rock Island Arsenal today, touring the Army Sustainment Command, the Joint Munitions Command, the Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command-Rock Island, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District, and the U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island.

  • Army Reserve 652nd Engineer Company 'Building Bridges'

    May 23, 2008

    Bridge building has both a surface and a deeper meaning for the Soldiers of the Army Reserve 652nd Engineer Company from Ellsworth, Wis. Connecting people with other people is something the unit does both on deployment and at home.

  • Pacific-wide softball tournament kicks off at Yongsan

    May 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Hundreds of military softball players converged at YongsanAca,!a,,cs Lombardo Field May 23 to kick-off the 18th Annual Pacific-wide Softball Tournament.

  • Pfc. Ross McGinnis Reflections

    May 23, 2008

    Ross McGinnis was just 19-years-old when he made a decision that would forever impact the lives of his fellow Soldiers and his family. As his parents prepare to posthumously receive his Medal of Honor, Pfc. McGinnis shows us that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

  • Staff Sgt. Ian Newland Interview

    May 23, 2008

    What happened on December 4th is about a lot more than a life lost and an honor bestowed on a 19 year old from Pennsylvania. Its also about lives saved. Staff Sergeant Ian Newland was one of the four Soldiers saved when Ross McGinnis threw himself on that grenade. Staff Sergeant Raymond Flores has more.

  • Old Guard at Arlington Cemetery

    May 23, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers place flags to honor our fallen Soldiers at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day.

  • Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Leach Profile

    May 23, 2008

    Jalalabad, Afghanistan helicopter pilots support the troops. Staff Sgt. Pat Malone reports.

  • Present, Future Weapons Displayed on Capitol Hill

    May 23, 2008

    Some of the Army's most high-tech future weapons were recently on display on Capitol Hill as part of the "Empowering Soldiers Through High Technology" exhibit sponsored by the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

  • Views from around the Army Sustainment Command (May Edition)

    May 23, 2008

    Photos from around the Army Sustainment Command worldwide footprint.

  • Soldiers move out, 405th AFSB steps in

    May 23, 2008

    Preparations for war are in full swing in Bamberg, Germany, as several units prepare for upcoming deployments to the Southwest Asia theater of operations. Taking charge of deploying unitsAca,!a,,c left-behind equipment, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade is playing a key role in managing Europe-based Army materiel. The LBE program cares for a unitAca,!a,,cs equipment while the unit is deployed. The program covers all aspects of a unitAca,!a,,cs materiel, including vehicles and basic initial inventory such as fire extinguishers and other items. Through the program, the 405th AFSB maintains the equipment that the unit does not take with them.

  • The 'Journey' carries on...

    May 23, 2008

    The Army Sustainment Command rolled out its latest training endeavor this year, Journey to Leadership, tier III. The program has already garnered success in tiers I and II. Tier III is focused on senior leadership.

  • 21st TSC Commander visits 405th AFSB

    May 23, 2008

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade hosted the 21st Theater Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs top leaders April 14, updating them on the 405ths theater-level and logistics integration support capabilities.

  • Wiesbaden Prepares for 60th Anniversary of Berlin Airlift

    May 23, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Visitors to the German cities of Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Berlin find it hard today to imagine what the country resembled after the massive destruction of World War II.

  • 401st AFSB plants colors at new home

    May 23, 2008

    At a Mar. 29 ceremony, featuring pastries A-a,!'own in from Wisconsin, and attended by the whole 401st Army Field Support Brigade (Forward) family, including several subordinate and supporting agencies, the ribbon was cut, officially opening the new brigade headquarters. At the very same ceremony, the brigade broke ground for a future expansion to the headquarters that will enhance support capabilities in Afghanistan.

  • Medal of Honor: Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    May 23, 2008

    This feature presentation pays tribute to the life, service and legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross A. McGinnis.

  • Second OIF Soldier to Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor

    May 23, 2008

    President Bush has announced that Spc. Ross McGinnis will posthumously be awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony June 2, two weeks shy of what would have been his 21st birthday.

  • Six USAMU Soldiers Competing in Summer Olympics

    May 23, 2008

    Six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won seven slots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team that will compete at the Olympic Games this summer.

  • Bronze Star Recipients to Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 23, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq are among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

    May 23, 2008

    When Soldiers return from war with catastrophic injuries, one of their biggest worries is how their spouses and significant others will react.

  • Old Guard Sets 'Flags-In' for Memorial Day

    May 23, 2008

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds Thursday afternoon to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • President Bush Attends 82nd Airborne Division Review

    May 23, 2008

    President Bush attends the 82nd Airborne Division Review at Ft. Bragg, N.C., May 22. Bush addressed Soldiers and Family at the event and awarded various medals to Soldiers being honored for valor in combat.

  • Korean university students tour Yongsan Garrison

    May 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Students and staff from a Korean university toured Yongsan Garrison May 19 to gain insight on U.S. military culture as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program.

  • Illinois Lt Gov visits with Yongsan Soldiers

    May 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn talks with Capt. Gerard Dow (right), U.S. Forces Korea Protocol Office, during the governor's visit to Yongsan May 19. Over breakfast at the Three Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility here, Quinn met with Soldiers who are Illinois state residents. He also visited the Joint Security Area during his trip to Korea.

  • Wounded Soldiers Receive Purple Hearts

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Purple Heart ceremony held May 12 was a show of appreciation for all men and women wearing the uniform with a special acknowledgment to the Families for their love, support and sacrifice.

  • Safety Day Puts Focus On Summertime Hazards

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a reminder of the upcoming dog days of summer and hazards involved, Fort Sam Houston and the Army Medical Department Center and School held a Safety Day event May 20 on MacArthur Parade Field with temperatures sweltering around the 95 degree mark.

  • Armed Forces Day Picnic Thanks Community

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- An Armed Forces Day picnic that included a barbecue and music was held May 17 at the future site of the Warrior and Family Support Center on George Beach Boulevard.

  • Children Of Deployed, Injured Troops Share Experiences At Camp C.O.P.E.

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 70 children and teens from Fort Sam Houston and the local area participated in Camp C.O.P.E.,, which was held May 17 at the Robert G. Cole Middle School here.

  • Army Announces Aberdeen Proving Ground Housing Partner

    May 22, 2008

    The Army announced May 20 its selection of Picerne Military Housing to develop the Community Development and Management Plan for Aberdeen Proving Ground, as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative Program. Under the RCI Program, the Army will privatize family housing at 45 installations, to include over 88,000 family housing units located throughout the United States.

  • Children Of Deployed, Injured Troops Share Experiences At Camp C.O.P.E.

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 70 children and teens from Fort Sam Houston and the local area participated in Camp C.O.P.E., which was held May 17 at the Robert G. Cole Middle School here.

  • Wounded Warrior Assumes Responsibility of Battalion

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Cornejo was wounded in Iraq, he had to return stateside for medical treatment, reluctantly leaving his comrades and mission behind. But one thing that never left him was his desire to serve.

  • Soldiers Compete For Elite Medical Badge

    May 22, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers from around the world came together for two weeks in May at Camp Bullis to compete for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge and prove to their comrades that they are the Aca,!A"best of the best.Aca,!A?

  • New Program Offers 'Care For Caregivers'

    May 22, 2008

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here has launched a program aimed at caring for a segment of the military population more accustomed to administering care than receiving it. The program, called Care for the Caregivers, is designed to identify and treat a syndrome called Compassion Fatigue in military health care providers.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldier

    May 22, 2008

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • Here's mud in your eye

    May 22, 2008

    On what was an unseasonably warm morning, nearly 300 runners showed up at Soldiers Field House last Saturday for the Armed Forces Day 5.2K Down and Dirty Mud Run. Runners faced several obstacles as they ran through the woods and up Semper Fi hill, which was especially tough Saturday because of the heat. Competitors, however, received a break from the heat as they encountered a long mud pit on the home stretch that they had to crawl through.

  • Training period begins for Arrowhead Brigade

    May 22, 2008

    The Arrowhead Brigade is reset -Aca,!" and ready to roll. The reset period has drawn to a close for 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the training period has begun in earnest. For the last several months, 3rd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. has been Aca,!A"rebuilding the foundation,Aca,!A? according to Col. David Funk, brigade commander. What the Army calls the reset period, Funk prefers to call a Aca,!A"regenerationAca,!A? because it better describes the complex period.

  • Adm. Mike Mullen quote

    May 22, 2008

    Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, citing the importance of remembering the cost of freedom in a Memorial Day message to the armed forces

  • Memorial Day Reflections

    May 22, 2008

    Americans throughout the world are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, reflecting on the enormous sacrifices of their veterans, past and present.

  • Fort Lewis Memorial and Reflection Parks

    May 22, 2008

    Aca,!" A tranquil place of peace and remembrance for families of the fallen will soon be a part of Fort Lewis. Designs are completed for Reflection and Memorial Parks at Fort Lewis and fund-raising efforts are underway. AUSA, Fort Lewis Chapter and Reflection Park and Memorial at Fort Lewis, two non-profit organizations, are helping to raise funds and awareness for the project, including a Web site: www.reflectionpark.org.

  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

    May 22, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the mission of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 841st Transportation Battalion.

  • MIA2 Systems Enhanced Package Version 2

    May 22, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the public/private partnership between the Army and General Dynamics Land Systems that will result in the upgrade and reset of 435 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the MIA2 Systems Enhanced Package Version 2.

  • Play Ball

    May 22, 2008

    Military honored at Hammons Field as Springfield Cardinals host Fort Leonard Wood Appreciation Night

  • Values of Remembrance

    May 22, 2008

    Congress established the White House Commission on 'Remembrance' to promote the values of Memorial Day through acts of remembrance.

  • Turkey Hunt

    May 22, 2008

    Wounded warriors return to the field, thanks in part to some Army environmental staff members at Letterkenny Army Depot. James Williams reports from Chambersburg, Pa.

  • Last Drill Sergeant Class

    May 22, 2008

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Aca,!" A 44-year tradition ended, Friday, as the Drill Sergeant School graduated its last class, cased its colors and permanently shut its doors.

  • Commander's Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message

    May 22, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT reminds employees and loved one to stay safe during the 101 Critical Days of Summer!

  • Armed Forces Day at Fort Jackson

    May 22, 2008

    Thousands streamed onto Fort Jackson Saturday to show their appreciation for the military and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. Held in conjunction with the Thunder at Fort Jackson air show, an estimated 22,500 turned out for the all-day event that featured static military displays, the Golden Knights Parachute Team, living history exhibits and plenty of hands-on fun for children and adults.

  • DS School consolidates; building to begin

    May 22, 2008

    Fort Jackson is now the only Army installation that trains drill sergeants. The consolidation of the three drill sergeant schools was completed May 16 with the last class to graduate from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The first school to close was located at Fort Benning, Ga. That closed in October. Fort Jackson now trains all drill sergeants based on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendation, which calls for consolidating the three school locations to this installation.

  • Marking Time: Drill sergeant's impact is long lasting

    May 22, 2008

    The following is a letter from a Soldier who attended basic training at Fort Jackson in 1969 to his drill sergeant 38 years later. The drill sergeant, Sgt. Maj. Leo Mons, passed away Feb. 7. The letter has not been edited and is exactly as it was written.

  • Chicago-area Entrepreneurs Get Inside Story on Army

    May 22, 2008

    "This is very much a captain's war -- a sergeant's war," the director of the Army staff told entrepreneurs from the Chicago area at the Pentagon Wednesday.

  • TACOM LCMC commander promoted to Major General

    May 22, 2008

    Warren, MI Aca,!" Brig. Gen. Scott G. West, commanding general of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich., was promoted to the rank of Major General during a formal ceremony held at TACOM May 16.

  • Absentee Voting Campaign Kicks Off

    May 22, 2008

    The nation will not only select a president in the 2008 elections, but also 34 senators, 435 congressmen, 13 state governors and thousands of local officials. As in the past, officials said the military vote promises to play an integral role in the democratic process.

  • 25th Infantry Division welcomes new commander and receives honors

    May 22, 2008

    25th Infantry Division Change of Command.

  • 15th BSB conducts convoy training

    May 22, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" First Cavalry Division Soldiers who were expecting life to slow down after they returned home from their 15-month deployment in Iraq earlier this year have found that the train-up for their next deployment has quickly laid those hopes to rest.

  • Physical Therapists Keep Soldiers on Their Feet

    May 22, 2008

    Army physical therapists work to alleviate pain brought on by day-to-day and combat activities occurring at Contingency Operating Base Speicher Iraq, treating Soldiers similarly to professional athletes.

  • Soldiers Helping Researchers Study PTSD

    May 22, 2008

    A number of Soldiers have volunteered to assist the University of Texas conduct a study to learn more about the emotional and psychological wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Challenging convoy prepares 96th Trans for Iraq

    May 22, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Heavy Equipment Transportation trucks of the 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hauled 11 M1A2 Abrams tanks from Fort Hood to Fort Bliss, Texas, in a successful mission which ended with a safe return here May 15.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Delegates Gather in Europe for Army Family Action Plan Conference

    May 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Delegates representing Army communities across Europe came together at the Army in Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe Army Family Action Plan conference in Weinheim, Germany, May 12-16 to let senior leaders know what issues the total Army family here would most like resolved.

  • Scott Dennis quote

    May 22, 2008

    Scott Dennis, director of the Aviation Systems Integration Facility

  • 'Dark Horse' Training

    May 22, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Chris Souba communicates with troops in helicopters overhead, while Pfc. Matt Turpin provides security during an exercise May 8, 2008, at Fort Hood, Texas. <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/05/16/9232-dark-horse-lets-training-go-to-the-birds/index.html"> Click to see Aca,!A"Dark HorseAca,!A? training </a>

  • Puddle of Mudd, Saliva rock Yongsan as part of Korea tour

    May 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Hundreds of fans turned out May 16 to rock with metal bands Puddle of Mudd and Saliva during the Yongsan stop of their tour to U.S. military installations in Korea.

  • Remembering Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    Sep 22, 2011

    Here are some family album snapshots of Spc. McGinnis, who saved the lives of his comrades in Iraq.

  • Yongsan's DODDS school expansion plan takes shape

    May 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" After months of planning, calculating school enrollments for next year, and hours surveying campuses, a comprehensive plan to expand Yongsan Garrison school facilities is underway.

  • Yongsan, Seoul firefighters conduct joint rescue exercise

    May 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The Yongsan Garrison and Seoul Fire Departments conducted a joint rescue exercise at a hihg-rise apartment building in Hannam Village.

  • Yongsan practices for NEO at Courageous Channel

    May 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan Garrison held a semi-annual noncombatant evacuation operation exercise May 15-17 designed to familiarize families and other noncombatants with evacuation procedures.

  • 5K Fun Run at Yongsan Marks Army's Birthday

    May 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The 8th U.S. Army Birthday Ball 5K Fun Run is 6:30 a.m. June 13 at Collier Field House. The 3.1-mile run commemorates the 233rd Birthday of the U.S. Army.

  • Army Leadership Makes Time to Address Concerns

    May 21, 2008

    The family issues highlighted at the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs recent Army Family Action Plan Conference are varied in both subject matter and recommendations. But each touches the lives of Soldiers and families now making sacrifices in the Global War on Terrorism. In its 30 years as an Army program, the Army Family Action Plan has relied on volunteers to make hundreds of recommendations for change, many of which have had long-lasting positive effects on the ArmyAca,!a,,cs families.

  • Patriotism Flows from Artist's Brush at Vet Event

    May 21, 2008

    Patriotism will be painted across the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs South Hall on May 30 as Still Serving Veterans holds its first fund-raiser and community awareness event with the help of internationally acclaimed performance painter Michael Israel. Aca,!A"Protecting America Aca,!" Heroes in our MidstAca,!A? is the theme of the evening event, which will include dinner, a short program and the painting of four patriotic works set to music by Israel.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT and MDA Joint Safety Awareness Day a success

    May 21, 2008

    On May 20, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and the Missile Defense Agency came together for their first campus-wide joint venture, the SMDC/ARSTRAT and MDA Joint Safety Awareness Day.

  • Cowboy-Soldier Launches Army's Wounded Warrior Sports Program

    May 21, 2008

    Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena May 10-11.

  • Army Enterprise Developing Through Process Improvement

    May 21, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top uniformed budget officer stressed the importance of transforming the service to a capability-focused Army Enterprise during the Army Leader Forum at the Pentagon Tuesday.

  • 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment holds 2nd annual Mud Run

    May 21, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Several hundred Soldiers, families and supporters of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, participated in its 2nd Annual Mud Run held here May 17.

  • New chaplain dons stole, responsibility as division spiritual leader

    May 21, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" According to history books, the stole ceremony is among the oldest known rituals. Clergy members wore stoles- a band of cloth draped over the shoulders- as symbols of their leadership responsibility.

  • Hundreds at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy celebrate collegiate degrees in baccalaureate ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    More than 300 Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students, along with more than 30 faculty, staff and spouses, celebrated their collegiate accomplishments during a baccalaureate ceremony held for them in Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy May 19, 2008. The Class 58 students will graduate from the academy May 22.

  • Operation Marne Piledriver Ends, Projects Continue

    May 21, 2008

    Operation Marne Piledriver, the first major operation initiated by Task Force Marne that targeted capacity building through the Mahmudiyah Qada, is drawing to a close, though many projects will continue on their own.

  • Care, go teams train to help grieving families

    May 21, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The death of a Soldier is never easy for loved ones, but there is a group of trained volunteers who help the family after they are notified.

  • CERDEC Journalist Receives Military-wide Award

    May 21, 2008

    One look at 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award winner Edric V. Thompson of the Communications-Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center Public Affairs office should effectively end any debate. Thompson was awarded the TSJ Award May 16, during an awards ceremony at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade in Maryland.

  • Wounded Warriors on Road 2 Recovery

    May 21, 2008

    Thirteen wounded warriors began a 480-mile bike trek Tuesday that started at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and will end Sunday at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., site of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Deployed Parents to Watch DoDDS Graduations Live

    May 21, 2008

    Some deployed servicemembers will be able to view their high school graduating seniors crossing the stage and moving their tassels from right to left via live webcasts on graduation day.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Military Heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2008

    A patriotic ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of AmericaAca,!a,,cs military members is scheduled for May 26 at 11 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Alabama A&M Student Serves the Army as an Employee and a Role Model

    May 21, 2008

  • Arlington National Cemetery Flags In May 22, 2008

    May 21, 2008

    Flags In Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery held on May 22, 2008.

  • RDECOM employees honored for excellence in public service

    May 21, 2008

    More than 20 employees and two teams from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command were honored by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board during its 41st Annual Excellence in Federal Career Awards Ceremony.

  • ARL Conducts Outreach Event at Morgan State

    May 21, 2008

    The Army Research Laboratory conducted an outreach event in April providing technical presentations and exhibits for students and faculty in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University.

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