Archive: May 2008

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  • Community Covenant Signed During Military Appreciation Luncheon

    May 21, 2008

    Communities surrounding Aberdeen Proving Ground reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the installation, its Soldiers, civilians and Family members with a joint signing of the Army Community Covenant during the Military Appreciation Luncheon at APGAca,!a,,cs Top of the Bay May 15.

  • ECBC Earns Good Neighbor Award

    May 21, 2008

    In 2007, U.S. Army Edgewood Biological and Chemical Center employees collected enough food to feed 70 Edgewood and Joppatowne families. They collected a mountain of toys to make the holidays special for children who might otherwise have missed out. They donated clothing for Harford County residents in need. When it comes to being a good neighbor, ECBC is simply off the charts.

  • TARDEC/NAC Participate in SAE 2008 World Congress and the First Annual APBA

    May 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs National Automotive Center formed the nucleus of the TARDEC display, showcasing TARDECAca,!a,,cs work in power and energy research and development at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2008 World Congress in Detroit.

  • Soldiers Select Two TARDEC Projects for 2007 Army Greatest Inventions

    May 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center-led projects , the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Improvised Explosive Device Mine Roller Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit, were chosen to be included in the top ten 2007 Army Greatest Inventions the U.S. Army Materiel Command announced. Soldier teams from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and U.S. Army divisions throughout the Army evaluated the nominations and cast their votes.

  • Picatinny Hosts Homeland Defense Testbed EOC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event for the grand opening of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Homeland Defense Testbed Emergency Operations Center.

  • Picatinny Dedicates Memorial to Fallen New Jersey Service Members

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials unveiled a tree memorial honoring all New Jersey-connected service members who have lost their lives during the Global War on Terrorism during a ceremony recently.

  • Natick Pays Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipients

    May 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center held a memorialization ceremony recently 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.

  • ARL Supports Award-Winning Engine Technology

    May 21, 2008

    An Army Research Laboratory-supported technology, the Nutating Engine, won a prestigious Silver Award at the annual World's Best Technology Showcase in Arlington, Texas.

  • AMRDEC Team Earns 2008 American Helicopter Society Award

    May 21, 2008

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Aviation Applied Technology Directorate and the Aviation Systems Integration Facility together with The Boeing Company, and Rockwell Collins Inc., have earned the 2008 American Helicopter SocietyAca,!a,,cs "Howard Hughes Award" for their contributions to Network Centric Operations technology development.

  • Capt. Olivia Nunn quote

    May 21, 2008

    Capt. Olivia Nunn, troop commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, takes on the challenges of being a troop commander and is the first woman to serve as HHT's commander

  • Leading from the Front

    May 21, 2008

    Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, 82nd Airborne Division commander, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the division up and down Longstreet Road on Fort Bragg, N.C. Portions of the division have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan almost continuously for more than five years.

  • Soldiers of 793rd Military Police Battalion assume mission on unit's second deployment to Iraq

    May 21, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 21, 2008) -- The Soldiers of the 793rd Military Police Battalion accepted authority for their deployed mission here from the 720th Military Police Battalion during a ceremony at Camp Stryker May 14. The 793rd -- known as the "Spartans" -- will support the police transition team mission for Multi-National Division - Center, training Iraqi Police in skills such as detainee operations, search techniques, marksmanship, police investigations and equipment accountability.

  • Soldiers Bring Hope to Urs' Last Standing Primary School for Girls

    May 20, 2008

    UR, Iraq - Multi-National-Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers are working with a local headmaster to improve the last standing primary school for girls in a northern Baghdad neighborhood.

  • EOD Battalion Holds Memorial to Honor Fallen

    May 20, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN Aca,!" The 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion held the 3rd Annual Memorial Service to honor their fallen service members Friday.

  • MPs Pause to Remember Fallen Soldier

    May 20, 2008

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Service members gathered at the chapel Friday to honor Army Pfc. Aaron J. Ward, who was killed, May 6, during a combat patrol in western Anbar province, Iraq.

  • Army Entertainment

    May 20, 2008

  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    May 20, 2008

  • Child and Youth Services

    May 20, 2008

  • Family Programs

    May 20, 2008

  • FMWRC - For All Of Your Life

    May 20, 2008

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command is dedicated to providing quality, affordable and accesible programs and services that enhance the quality of life of our entire Army Family. Everything on your post from Bowling Alleys to Youth Service programs (we didn't QUITE make it from A-Z!), that contributes to quality of life, recreation, or support services is brought to your by our professional staff of 37,000 employees world-wide.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • EUCOM Roundtable

    May 20, 2008

    Coverage of Gen. Bantz Craddock, supreme allied commander, Europe, speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

  • Pentagon Concert - Lt. Dan Band

    May 20, 2008

    Oscar-nominated actor and director Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform in the Pentagon Courtyard as part of Military Appreciation Month.

  • 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment dedicates memorial

    May 20, 2008

  • Dark Horse's medics pass on combat experience

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The medics of 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division got together to train on a variety of skills at the Elijah Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain site May 5 and 6.

  • Long Knife Soldiers help researchers study PTSD

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Physical wounds caused by war are obvious treat but what about the emotional wound'

  • Schools, Belvoir Spar Over BRAC

    May 20, 2008

    The Army and Fairfax County, Va., school officials are at odds at whether the BRAC initiative will overburden an already-crowded school system when the Army ships 19,000 jobs to the area.

  • Joint Service Chaplain School

    May 20, 2008

    Groundbreaking ceremony for the Joint Service Chaplain School. The $11.6 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2009. Spc. Earl Scott reports.

  • AKO, DKO Approach 2 Million Users

    May 20, 2008

    Almost 2 million users are now registered with Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online.

  • Warriors in the Sky

    May 20, 2008

    Kiowa helicopters help decrease violence on the ground in Afghanistan.

  • Warriors run with division commander

    May 20, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, runs with Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade on May 16 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Why I serve: Hammer troop commander makes history

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas- For the first time in history the Headquarters and Headquarters Aca,!A"HammerAca,!A? Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is being led by a woman.

  • DoD Announces Grey Wolf Deployment

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced the deployment of eight units to Iraq beginning in late fall and continuing through the end of 2008. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is among those eight according to the May 19 news release.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Astronaut assigned to Expedition 20 Space Station Mission

    May 20, 2008

    NASA Astronaut and Army Col. Timothy J. Creamer has been selected as a crew member for Expedition 20 Space Station Mission. Creamer is one of four active Army astronauts that are part of the SMDC/ARSTRAT Astronaut Detachment.

  • Four Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 20, 2008

    Maj. Mike Anti, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski and Keith Sanderson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit have qualified for spots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

  • Staff Ride translates a Revolutionary era conflict to safety officers

    May 20, 2008

    Taking an afternoon out of the first Joint Training and Doctrine and Forces Command Safety Professional Development Seminar, 23 TRADOC and FORSCOM safety officers were brought to the fields of Yorktown, where over two centuries ago, the final battle of the Revolutionary War had taken place.

  • 82bd Airborne Kicks Off 'All-American Week'

    May 20, 2008

    The 82nd Airborne Division Commander Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the 82nd up and down Longstreet Road on Fort Bragg, N.C., during a division run which kicked off All-American Week Monday.

  • Doreen Toomalatai quote

    May 20, 2008

    Doreen Toomalatai, sister of a Soldier killed in battle, attending a 1st Cavalry Division memorial rededication

  • Time Machine

    May 20, 2008

    Troops of Company H, 2nd New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line, fire a salute during Armed Forces Day observances at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/05/16/9227-picatinny-hosts-armed-forces-day-observance/index.html ">Click to see more</a>

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian personnel director earns prestigious Army award

    May 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 20, 2008) -- Tony Whitehouse has proof that heAca,!a,,cs at the top of his field. He was handed that proof in the PentagonAca,!a,,cs Hall of Heroes May 15 by Nelson M. Ford, acting under secretary of the Army and assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller. What Ford presented to Whitehouse, U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs director of civilian personnel, was the William H. Kushnick Award, officially placing Whitehouse in the ranks of the civilian human resources elite.

  • USAREUR unit tapped for deployment to Iraq

    May 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May, 19, 2008) Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced today that the 172nd (Blackhawk) Infantry Brigade , headquartered in Schweinfurt, and based in Schweinfurt and Grafenwoehr, will deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployments will take place this fall.

  • Pacific-wide softball tourney, Memorial Day Bash mark holiday activities

    May 19, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of summer, and the Yongsan community has plans to celebrate with a weekend of activities.

  • Dog Tags: Meaningful Metal on Memorial Day

    May 19, 2008

    In Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan are laid to rest, a mother recently clutched her son's dog tags.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations to Iraq

    May 19, 2008

    The 25th Infantry Division headquarters has been scheduled to deploy back to Iraq later this year along with one of its brigades and six other brigade combat teams.

  • Army Exhibits High-tech Gear for Armed Forces Day

    May 19, 2008

    Set against a backdrop of aerial stunts in the skies over Andrews Air Force Base, Md., the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new technologies were on display at the Joint Service Open House for Armed Forces Day.

  • Guard Soldiers Teach PT at Chicago Fitness Expo

    May 19, 2008

    Five Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers showed onlookers at Chicago's Daley Plaza Friday, May 16 how the Army keeps fit during the fitness expo Chicago Moves Day. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's Fitness Council puts on Chicago Moves Day annually to encourage Chicagoans to be physically active.

  • Vermont Army National Guard Brigade Alerted To Deploy In 2010 for Afghanistan

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army joined the Department of Defense in announcing May 19 the alert of the 86th Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to continue training of the Afghan National Security Forces in Afghanistan.

  • Four National Guard brigades alerted for 2009 Iraq Operations

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army today joined the Department of Defense in announcing May 19 the alert of four Army National Guard Brigade Combat Teams for planned rotations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Army Prepares for Fall 2008 Active-duty Rotations in Iraq

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today, May 19, the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of one division headquarters and seven brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 25,000 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployment window for these units will begin in late Fall 2008 and continue until the end of the year.

  • Two Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 19, 2008

    Maj. Mike Anti of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit qualified for a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Shooting (Smallbore), while Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker and Keith Sanderson lead the competition in Men's Three-Position Rifle and Men's Rapid Fire Pistol, respectively.

  • Soldiers Visit Cancer Ward at Baghdad Childrens Hospital

    May 19, 2008

    American and Iraqi soldiers visited Iskan ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Teaching Hospital in Mansour to distribute goodies provided by friends and Family in the United States.

  • U.S. Sends Relief Supplies to China

    May 19, 2008

    The U.S. military has responded to Chinese requests, delivering critically needed relief supplies to the earthquake-stricken Sichuan province.

  • 'Reset' Aims to Standardize Redeployment Services

    May 19, 2008

    Planning for this summerAca,!a,,cs redeployment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Afghanistan, representatives Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza, Schweinfurt and Bamberg met here May 5-7 to develop a standard model to ensure that all redeploying Soldiers and Families receive the same redeployment-related programs and services regardless of their location.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT's Wymer honored as new SES on May 16

    May 19, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT's Debra Wymer celebrated her selection to the Senior Executive Service on May 16 at a promotion ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Army Community Covenant at Fort Drum

    May 19, 2008

    Watertown, N.Y., residents signed the Army Community Covenant in commitment to Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division Soldiers and Families. The Army Soldiers Show is looking for a few good drivers to keep them on the road.

  • MacArthur Awards

    May 19, 2008

    Twenty-eight Army captains receive the General Douglas MacArthur Award from Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey at a Pentagon Ceremony. Among the recipients is Mary Kennedy, who accepts the award for her son Capt. Edward Kennedy who is deployed. George McNamara reports.

  • First SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier selected as Outstanding Enlisted Personnel

    May 19, 2008

    1st Sgt. Steven M. Adams, with wife Maria by his side, reacts to the news that he is selected as the Outstanding Enlisted Personnel for 2008 in Category Three: E-7 and E-8 during the annual Armed Forces Luncheon held at The Broadmoor Hall, Colorado Springs, Colo. Adams is the first SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier to win this coveted honor.

  • Secretary of Defense visits RRAD: Gates says depot will continue in "critical role"

    May 19, 2008

    U.S. Secretary of Defense makes a stop at Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, TX

  • RESET program aims to standardize delivery of excellence for redeploying Soldiers, families

    May 19, 2008

    RESET program aims to standardize delivery of excellence for redeploying Soldiers, families SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Riding the wave of momentum established since the Army Family Covenant was announced in October 2007, Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza, Schweinfurt and Bamberg recently initiated a groundbreaking effort to ensure Soldiers and their families receive consistent excellence in the delivery of redeployment services and programs following an extended wartime deployment.

  • U.S. Helps With Chinese Quake Relief

    May 19, 2008

    Senior Capt. Guan Youfei, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (center), and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, U.S. military attache in Beijing, greet the first of two U.S. aircrews delivering earthquake relief supplies to China. The two C-17 U.S. Globemaster aircraft carried food, water containers, blankets, generators, lanterns and various hand tools. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in support of the U.S. Department of State, authorized U.S. Pacific Command to support earthquake relief efforts in the People's Republic of China.

  • Leslye A. Arsht quote

    May 19, 2008

    Leslye A. Arsht, deputy undersecretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy

  • Tie a Yellow Ribbon...

    May 19, 2008

    On May 14, 2008, 1,385 Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community in Germany, came together at Storck Barracks and set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation. <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/05/16/9221-ansbach-sets-largest-yellow-ribbon-formation-record/"> Click here for more </a>

  • Ansbach Sets Record with Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation

    May 19, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,385 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation.

  • Commander's Corner: 101 Critical Days of Summer

    May 19, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Summer is upon us! Memorial Day Weekend is when the Army begins the "101 Critical Days of Summer." This annual Army safety campaign is successful because it highlights the areas that need concentration.

  • Job fair set for military spouses, family members

    May 18, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic Korea Aca,!" A job fair for military spouses and family members is scheduled for May 30 at the Community Services Building.

  • Korean orphanage children visit Yongsan Garrison

    May 18, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The American Society of Military Comptrollers Korea Chapter hosted children from an Incheon orphanage for a Good Neighbor event May 10 at YongsanAca,!a,,cs Family Fun Park.

  • Bodybuilders pump up crowd at annual contest

    May 18, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Bodybuilders flexed their physiques May 10 at the 2008 Bodybuilding Contest at YongsanAca,!a,,cs Moyer Theatre.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade - week in pictures May 12-18, 2008

    May 18, 2008

    A compilation of "Champion Brigade Photos of the Day" for the week ending May 18, 2008.

  • 20th Engineers: Making Iraq safer for all

    May 17, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort BraggAca,!a,,cs 20th Engineer Brigade (CBT) (ABN) took time May 10 to showcase their capabilities to senior Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq leadership at their headquarters in Balad.

  • From racetrack to Iraq, Heroes race into hearts of servicemembers

    May 17, 2008

    Drag racing idols Clay Millican, Erica Enders, Phil Burkart and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing great Jeremy Mayfield made a pit stop to visit with servicemembers on Victory Base Complex Saturday as part of their Morale, Welfare and Recreation Racing Heroes tour.

  • Gaylord - Go ahead, laugh it up

    May 17, 2008

    Commentary by soldier on pride in his name despite the fact that people make fun of it.

  • Medics work 24-7; provide troop medical care

    May 17, 2008

    Task Force 62nd Medical BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 547th Medical Company is ready for any emergency 24 hours-a-day on Camp Victory.

  • New facilities to offer troops better educational services

    May 17, 2008

    Servicemembers give up a lot when they deploy. They lose the ability to see their families each day and the right to many luxuries left back home in the states. But one thing troops should always have the right to is professional development.

  • Cav memorial rededication honors Soldiers' and Families' sacrifices

    May 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" More than five years have passed since a coalition of military forces of roughly 300,000 marched onto Iraqi soil in the invasion that ended Saddam HusseinAca,!a,,cs 24-year rule. As operations in Iraq persist, Soldiers continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their country

  • You scream, I scream Aca,!A| mmmAca,!A| ice cream

    May 16, 2008

  • Dark Horse lets training go to the birds

    May 16, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" In what Lt. Col. Thomas Shoffner hopes will become a Aca,!A"habitual relationshipAca,!A? with troops from the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, Soldiers with the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment got a rare opportunity to work with their airborne brethren.

  • Defense Supply Center Columbus commander visits Rock Island

    May 16, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill -- Defense Supply Center Columbus Commander Brig. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistionAca,!a,,cs May 1 visit to the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the Army Sustainment Command and TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock Island focused on Defense Logistics Agency support to the Army.

  • White Sands Builds Facility to Research Aircraft Sound

    May 16, 2008

    The future of military and civilian aircraft will be a silent one with the construction of the Aeroacoustic Research Complex, which will research and map aircraft noise, on White Sands Missile Range.

  • AOAP-MLC receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    May 16, 2008

    Customers in the European theater of operations have long known that the Army Oil Analysis Program-Mannheim Laboratory Center at Coleman Barracks was a top-notch laboratory with a highly trained and professional staff. But now, itAca,!a,,cs official. The laboratory just received its ISO 9001:2000 certification.

  • Combat identification role found for Army's workhorse radio

    May 16, 2008

    The Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) family of radios, which for two decades has provided U.S. Soldiers with a secure method for voice and data communication, is fast becoming the conduit for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs most recent anti-fratricide capability effort.

  • Picatinny hosts Armed Forces Day observance

    May 16, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny Arsenal hosted a 2008 Armed Forces Day observance for employees and invited guests here May 13.

  • Layer assumes command of SDDC

    May 16, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Brig. Gen. Brian R. Layer assumed command of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command during a ceremony May 12 at the U.S. Transportation Command headquarters building.

  • Army certifies two black belts at Tooele Army Depot

    May 16, 2008

    Two Tooele Army Depot civilian employees received honors from Col. Anne L. Davis, depot commander, during a special Lean Six Sigma black belt certification ceremony held in the TEAD Command Program Office May 1.

  • MacArthur Award to Capt. Edward Kennedy

    May 16, 2008

    Mary Kennedy, mother of Capt. Edward Kennedy, received a General Douglass MacArthur Leadership Award on behalf of her deployed son in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Turkey Hunt - Pt. 2

    May 16, 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.

  • Soldiers Give Gift of Life to Trinidad Girl

    May 16, 2008

    Some 10 U.S. Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon, a joint humanitarian exercise, rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old girl at Mount Hope Hospital in Trinidad, April 22.

  • Ansbach Sets Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation Record

    May 16, 2008

    On the evening of May 14, 1,358 Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed-forces record for the largest yellow-ribbon formation.

  • HighRollers Rock Out

    May 16, 2008

    Sounds of The Eagles, Bon Jovi, and original music by Spc. David Palmer, echoed through the night as the HighRollers band performed May 10 at the Camp Taji Mudhouse on an open "mic" night.

  • NTC Improves Force Protection Training

    May 16, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., has made significant progress in improving force protection training for Army brigade combat teams as they prepare for eventual deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Spc. Jason Hutchins quote

    May 16, 2008

    Spc. Jason Hutchins, deploying to Kosovo with his mother, who also is an Army specialist

  • Great Weather for a Tussle

    May 16, 2008

    Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard practice Muay Thai with their Thai counterparts in Korat, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2008, May 12, 2008. Muay Thai is a form of Thai boxing, but the Thai military uses a modified form of Muay Thai called Lerdrit.

  • Ansbach sets record with largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 16, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany (May, 15, 2008) Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,385 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation. The previous record of approximately 800 people was set by the Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., in October 2005. The unofficial record is not registered with Guinness World Record.

  • BOSS, commissary team up for PT fun

    May 16, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Spc. Alexandra Shea-Meyers wanted to get a little something for everyone in her unit and in doing so she now holds the record for gathering groceries: $3,502.21 worth in 90 seconds. Her record-holding standing comes from the supermarket sweep event at the Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers and Commissary Appreciation Day held May 9 at the Vogelweh Commissary.

  • Ansbach sets record for largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 16, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,385 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation. The previous record of approximately 800 people was set by the Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., in October 2005. The unofficial record is not registered with Guinness World Record.

  • 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade cases colors as it prepares to move to Texas

    May 16, 2008

    WAfA"RZBURG, Germany (May, 15, 2008) -- After more than half a century of service with the U.S. Army in Europe, the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade cased its colors May 13, formally bidding "Auf wiedersehen" to its longtime home in Germany. The brigade will unfurl its Colors in the heart of Aca,!A"Cav CountryAca,!A? August 15, at its new home at Fort Hood, Texas. The brigade was constituted May 17, 1918 as part of the Coastal Artillery Corps. It served briefly in France during World War I and in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

  • Three 1st Armored Division units accept Iraq missions in ceremonies this week

    May 16, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 15, 2008) -- Three units of the recently deployed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division officially assumed their missions in Iraq with transfer of authority ceremonies this week. In the first of those ceremonies the brigade's 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry accepted its responsibilities at Combat Outpost Carver from the departing 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry May 11. The 1-15th moved onto the land that is now COP Carver just three months ago. Located next to the Tigris River near Salman Pak, in an area that had been used by extremists as a safe haven, Soldiers of the 1-15th moved in and built the base from the ground up three months ago with the help of local Iraqi workers.

  • U.S. Army Europe Transformation On Track, Says Army Vice Chief of Staff

    May 16, 2008

    The transformation of U.S. Army Europe will continue as planned and scheduled, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody during a visit to Germany.

  • Finance Soldiers train at Camp Market

    May 15, 2008

    CAMP MARKET, Republic of Korea — 176th Finance Company Soldiers conducted basic soldiering skills training May 13-16 at Camp Market.

  • Army couple renews marriage vows at Romance Festival

    May 15, 2008

    Military couples renew marriage vows.

  • Community Helps Spread Aloha to Wounded Warriors

    May 15, 2008

    Wounded Warriors, courtesy of Operation Comfort, recuperate Hawaiian style.

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