Archive: May 2008

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  • Patrons can save a piggy bank with DeCA awareness

    May 15, 2008

    Army Hawaii participates in DeCa Commissary Awareness Month.

  • FMWR beefs up Hawaii's Army Family Covenant

    May 15, 2008

    Army Hawaii expands Army Family Covenant programs.

  • Low energy can be a good thing

    May 15, 2008

    Army Hawaii Family Housing installs CFL bulbs to save energy.

  • Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu

    May 15, 2008

    Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu - JTF-HD huricane preparedness exercise

  • Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu

    May 15, 2008

    Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu - JTF-HD huricane preparedness exercise

  • Army installations a refuge for struggling woodpecker

    May 15, 2008

    Army installations throughout the southeastern United States are playing a critical role in the recovery of the red-cockaded woodpecker, a federally endangered species.

  • Army's commitment to endangered species unparalleled

    May 15, 2008

    On May 16, 2008, Endangered Species Day, America celebrates its endangered species success stories. From American icons like the bald eagle and the gray wolf to lesser known frogs, tortoises and birds, several of those successes are built on the strength of Army environmental programs.

  • Fort Belvoir housing bats 1,000; Members of Congress, Military Officials, Families Commemorate Miles

    May 15, 2008

    Hundreds of military Families from Fort Belvoir showed up May 10 to help Fort Belvoir Residential Communities celebrate the completion of 1,000 of 1,800 homes scheduled for replacement or renovation at the 1,000th Home Celebration.

  • Army High Tech Showcased on Capitol Hill

    May 15, 2008

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 15, 2008) - "Empowering Soldiers through High Technology" was the theme behind a showcase of Army joint exhibits and capabilities in support of Soldiers today and tomorrow on Capital Hill May 13 and May 15. The Army's acquisition community hosted the event. Congressional members and staff viewed a wide-ranging portfolio of technology that included upgraded and future weapons systems; weapon delivery systems; and medical and communications technology. Some of the technology displayed is being added to Army's portfolio now, and some is expected to be added in the future.

  • Effects of Fort Knox Families' Tragedy Remain Two Decades Later (Commentary)

    May 15, 2008

    The most deadly drunken driving accident in the nation's history took place 20 years ago May 14. Most of the victims were dependents of Fort Knox, Ky., military families. Robert DiMichele was on the scene hours after the tragedy and shares his recollections. DiMichele, then deputy PAO for Fort Knox, spent more than a year working with those affected by the tragedy.

  • CSM/SGM Utilization and Management System

    May 15, 2008

    In an interview with SSG Dan Wiltshire, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston and Sgt. Maj. Michael Croom talk about the new CSM/SGM Utilization and Management System.

  • Sgt. Maj. Preston to Congress

    May 15, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston reports to Congress; Tennessee National Guardsman to compete in Iditarod.

  • Defense Supply Center Columbus Commander Visits Rock Island

    May 15, 2008

    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.

  • Fort Sam Houston Firefighter Delivers Baby

    May 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It began as a typical Saturday, but ended with quite a surprise for Fort Sam Houston firefighter and paramedic Capt. Adam Martinez and local resident Jennifer Smith.

  • Schools identified to receive excess ANCDF computers

    May 15, 2008

    The U.S. Army and the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility will donate computer equipment to three public schools and two nonprofit agencies that provide educational services to the community

  • Best Sappers Compete in Grueling Challenge

    May 15, 2008

    After 52 hours of engineer challenges requiring muscle-wrenching, rain-soaked exertion, little or no sleep and miles of running, Capt. Jason Winkelmann and 2nd Lt. Joel Groves, both from the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, placed first May 8 in the 2008 Best Sapper Competition.

  • American Hospital Association Honors Two for Service

    May 15, 2008

    The American Hospital Association's Section for Federal Hospitals presented Col. Jimmie O. Keenan and Lt. Col. Dawn Garcia with awards recognizing outstanding service in health care. Garcia, head nurse of the combined intensive care unit of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, received the 2007 Special Achievement Award. Keenan is the recipient of the 2007 Award for Excellence. She is chief of staff for the Army Medical Action Plan team at the Office of the Surgeon General. Keenan and her staff developed and structured the AMAP and reduced redundancy, achieved greater unity of effort, and optimized resources for improved delivery of care.

  • One-third of Umatilla chemical agent tonnage destroyed - 86 percent of total number of munitions des

    May 15, 2008

    Workers at the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) and Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) have safely transported and destroyed one-third of the chemical agent tonnage originally stored in the depotAca,!a,,cs chemical weapons stockpile.

  • Aviators Honor 2007's Best

    May 15, 2008

    The Army Aviation Association of America has honored Capt. Bryan Johnson of 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation Medicine Award; Staff Sgt. Fred A. Osgood of 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation DUSTOFF Flight Medic of the Year Award; and the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment with its 2007 Army Aviation Air/Sea Rescue Award.

  • 'Safety Factor' Targets Single Soldiers

    May 15, 2008

    The new multi-media presentation Aca,!A"Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Safety FactorAca,!A? was designed to build awareness of hazards that can befall single Soldiers during off-duty activities.

  • 68Ds Keep Operations Running Smoothly

    May 15, 2008

    The Army's 68 Delta operating-room specialists are responsible for everything from holding retractors and passing instruments to sterilizing equipment and preparing specimens for the lab. Their tasks may sound simple compared to a surgeon's, but, in their case, looks are deceiving.

  • Soldier draws strength from Samoan heritage

    May 15, 2008

    The beginning of Basic Combat Training is a time of change and uncertainty for everyone making the transition from civilian to Soldier. But when 2nd Lt. Sorepa Pakileata-Gallahar started training on Fort Jackson almost 13 years ago, everything was new to her. For Pakileata-Gallahar, who serves as the executive officer for Company D, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, it was not only the first time away from her family, but also the first time she set foot on the American mainland, more than 6,700 miles from her home in American Samoa.

  • Barracks upgrades under way

    May 15, 2008

    Fort Jackson has been in the process of renovating barracks long before last weekAca,!a,,cs media stir about living conditions for Soldiers. Work is being done to completely renovate the former 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Brigade barracks as the first project in the Training Barracks Upgrade Program.

  • USAMRIID Nurse Adopts Daughter from Orphanage in Republic of Georgia: Girl with Cleft Palate 'W

    May 15, 2008

    For Karen Sellers-Myers, Christmas of 2007 was more memorable than usual. She and her husband Curtis spent the holiday in the Republic of Georgia, far from their Pennsylvania home, and they came back with a very special gift Aca,!" a four-year-old adopted daughter named Sophia. Sellers-Myers, a nurse with the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, has made nine trips to the region since 2004 to train Georgian scientists in the latest research techniques.

  • USASMA Class 58 pays tribute to fallen comrade, colleague at ADA NCO academy

    May 15, 2008

    Senior noncommissioned officers attending the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy unveiled a plaque they dedicated to the Air Defense Artillery Center Noncommissioned Officer Academy May 8 to honor Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, a native of Alexandria, Va., Sergeants Major Course Class 53 graduate, and former commandant at the NCO academy. Blankenbecler, command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct 1, 2003, after being hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades in Samarra, Iraq.

  • 401st AFSB week in photos (20)

    May 15, 2008

    These photos capture the hard work of the Soldiers, Civilians and Contractors of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade stationed in Southwest Asia.

  • U.S. Flights Continue to Deliver Supplies to Burma

    May 15, 2008

    A total of eight Air Force C-130s have delivered supplies to Burma as part of the U.S. relief effort following Cyclone Nargis, a senior military official said yesterday.

  • 'Fly-away' team completes MRAP work

    May 15, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (May 14, 2008) Ac"a,! The mission here to receive, prepare and ship Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles built in South Africa for Operation Enduring Freedom is nearly complete.

  • Depot cooperative education students earn medals at state SkillsUSA

    May 15, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"When the depot Career Academy students do something, they do it right. And competing in the state SkillsUSA competition is no different.

  • Expert Advice

    May 15, 2008

    Tony Moore of the Texas Veteran's Commission counsels a National Guard Soldier during a post-deployment health reassessment at Camp Mabry, Texas. The PDHRA helps identify health issues that arise several months after Soldiers return from deployment.

  • Operation Iguana Voladora

    May 15, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers were among the more than 130 international paratroopers in Operation Iguana Voladora in Honduras which showcased the capabilities of JTB-Bravo.

  • Gold Star Maintenance Facility

    May 15, 2008

    Camp Carrol, Korea opens a new 17-Million dollar 'Gold Medal' maintenance facility to support USFK. Sgt. Joshua Johnson reports.

  • AMC deputy CG examines depot workload, capabilities

    May 15, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Officials here hosted a day-long visit May 8 from the Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. William Mortensen, who saw an updated glimpse of a healthy depot workload.

  • Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson quote

    May 15, 2008

    Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson, military deputy to the acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of Acquisition Career Management for the U.S. Army

  • Ansbach sets record with largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 15, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,358 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.

  • Ansbach sets record with largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 15, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,358 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.

  • Synchronicity

    May 15, 2008

    Using rough terrain cargo handlers, workers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, tug the cover of a nearly complete maintenance shelter into place at the Marine Corps Logistics Command (Forward) Motor Park, Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

  • Yongsan to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage

    May 14, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the Yongsan community has events planned to commemorate this observance.

  • Commander's Corner: Honoring Asian Pacific Americans

    May 14, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to honor citizens of our country whose families went to America from halfway around the world and became integral members of American society.

  • Walk brings area communities together

    May 14, 2008

    Diversity was celebrated in a big way, May 10, as thousands of Soldiers and hundreds of civilians took part in the first-ever Community Diversity Walk, sponsored by the Fort Leonard Wood Equal Opportunity Program.

  • Best Sapper Competition 2008

    May 14, 2008

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - After 52 hours of engineer challenges requiring muscle-wrenching, rain-soaked exertion, little or no sleep and miles of running, Capt. Jason Winkelmann and 2nd Lt. Joel Groves, both from the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, placed first in the 2008 Best Sapper Competition, May 8.

  • Army Taking Care of Business through Continuous Process Improvement

    May 14, 2008

    When a CEO told the Army, Aca,!EoeIAca,!a,,cd do business with you if you were more efficient,Aca,!a,,c the Army listened, said AMC Commander Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin.

  • Company-grade Leaders Receive MacArthur Awards

    May 14, 2008

    Twenty-eight commissioned and warrant officers from the active Army, Army Reserve and the National Guard received the 2008 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon today, May 14.

  • Patrol Officers Train in 'Active Shooter' Exercise

    May 14, 2008

    Fort Lee police officers test on breaching and movement techniques during a simulated exercise May 6 in the Post Field House. The exercise tested the departmentAca,!a,,cs training against a gunman suspected of killing people at a ceremony.

  • G-8 Left Nav

    May 14, 2008

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  • Barracks Tour Emphasizes Soldiers' Quality of Life

    May 14, 2008

    Local media outlets were invited to tour Fort Lee facilities May 7, to see the conditions in which Soldiers sleep, eat, train and enjoy their free time.

  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant employee celebrates 25th Anniversary of appearing on The Tonight Show wi

    May 14, 2008

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Chief of Staff's Son Follows the Family Legacy

    May 14, 2008

    On Friday, May 2, 2nd Lt. Christopher Hamilton graduated from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Hamilton is the son of SMDC/ARSTRATAca,!a,,cs current chief of staff, Col. John C. Hamilton, who is a 1980 graduate of Ranger School.

  • Commentary: Army Modernization Necessary, Successful, Long Overdue

    May 14, 2008

    If you owned a 1978 Chevy Impala, you'll remember that it was big, powered by a 12-mile-per-gallon V-8 engine. Its advanced safety features were lap seatbelts and drum brakes. It had a push-button radio and Aca,!" if you were lucky - an 8-track player.

  • Turkey Hunt

    May 14, 2008

    The Army's Wounded Warrior program helps thousands of Soldiers and their Families cope with issues following injuries from combat or terrorism. James Williams tells the story of how one Wounded Warrior has returned to the field, thanks in part to the Army's environmental staff.

  • Bridging the Warrior Generation Gap: Vietnam Veteran shares experiences with 'Blacksmith'

    May 14, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A company of Soldiers listened as the man in the front of the room shared stories and experiences from his era with them.

  • Increase in Waivers / Vietnam Memorial

    May 14, 2008

    Despite an increase in waivers, the Army says it's not lowering standards. The names of two Soldiers joined the more than 58,000 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • WRAMC Staff Appreciation Day

    May 14, 2008

    When the team works hard, they deserve a little credit. Russell Zill takes us to Walter ReedAca,!a,,cs staff appreciation day to find out how the staff is rewarded for improving patient care.

  • Soldiers hang out with Panthers

    May 14, 2008

    WACO, Texas Aca,!" The Soldiers walked into the entrance-way and looked up in awe. It took them a couple of minutes to take in the enormity of the complex even though they hail from one of the largest military installations in the United States.

  • Poster Art of World War II

    May 14, 2008

    Poster Art of World War II

  • Training to Save Lives

    May 14, 2008

    Soldiers from the 345th Combat Support Hospital practice saving lives during pre-mobilization training at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    May 14, 2008

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates

  • 'As the light fades'

    May 14, 2008

    As the light fades, Friday, May 9, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles awaiting issue, by 401st Army Field Support Brigade, to Warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom are silhouetted against the distant Hindu Kush mountain range.

  • USAREUR's top NCO selected for ISAF position

    May 14, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs CSM, has been selected to serve as the International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan CSM.

  • FRGs build homes, stronger bonds with local community

    May 13, 2008

  • Black Jack Troops Golf in Scramble

    May 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Dark clouds hung ominously over Fort Hood as scattered thunderstorms moved throughout Central Texas May 7, threatening the possible cancellation of the Black Jack Golf Scramble slated for later that afternoon. However, as tee time approached, rays of sunlight began to break through the clouds auguring what turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for a round of golf.

  • U.S. Army Among Urban Land Institute's Top 10 Winners

    May 13, 2008

    Ten outstanding developments from North America Aca,!" including the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) -- have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence: The Americas Competition is widely recognized as the land use industryAca,!a,,cs most prestigious recognition program.

  • Cutting Red Tape After Katrina Helps Earn JAG Award

    May 13, 2008

    When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Department of Defense was ready to spring into action with a full spectrum of relief efforts, but red tape needed to be cut.

  • Aca,!EoeGreywolfAca,!a,,c runs with Commanding General

    May 13, 2008

  • Tankers Go Back To School

    May 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Four Soldiers sat in the front of the room, answering questions about military life and the situation in Iraq. Surrounded by interviewers, the room was set up as if the Soldiers were at a press conference.

  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again...

    May 13, 2008

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry are welcomed home by Family and friends at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va., May 10, 2008. About 350 Soldiers from the Portsmouth-based unit returned home after serving in Iraq since September 2007.

  • Fort Drum, Community Leaders Sign Covenant

    May 13, 2008

    While Soldiers signed up to serve the nation, Northern New York community members signed up to serve Soldiers.

  • Top Army Installation Communities

    May 13, 2008

    Fort A.P. Hill, Va., honored as top Army installation in 2008 Communities of Excellence Awards Competition. Fort Meade, Md., awarded second and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan receives third.

  • Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan

    May 13, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, Commander of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, discusses what it will take to transform Afghans into a professional security force. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Paving by dawn's early light

    May 13, 2008

    Equipment Operator 2nd Class Jonathan Fulton, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, eyes the center line as he operates a paver on South Carolina Road near Army Materiel Command housing at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, May 13.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap Provides Refuge for Rare Butterfly While Training Soldiers

    May 13, 2008

    Fort Indiantown Gap supports the largest regal fritillary population east of the Mississippi River.

  • A tornado victim quote

    May 13, 2008

    A tornado victim, speaking about the presence of National Guard Soldiers

  • Heading to Class

    May 13, 2008

    Iraqi children prepare to start their school day while Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, conduct an early morning clearing operation in Baghdad.

  • Yongsan Fire Department wins region honors

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" YongsanAca,!a,,cs Fire Department has the best fire prevention program and top civilian fire officer in Korea.

  • Seoul American school students learn about careers in nursing

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" In celebration of the National Nurse's Week, May 4-11, professional nurses from the 121st Combat Support Hospital visited school students to talk about nursing careers.

  • Korean elementary school children tour Yongsan Garrison

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The garrison hosted 26 Korean elementary school students as part of Korean ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Day activities, treating them to an installation tour and meeting American Soldiers.

  • 22 Yongsan Junior Girl Scouts earn awards for community service

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Twenty-two area Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts earned Bronze and Silver Awards, respectively, May 8 at the USA Girl Scouts Overseas-Seoul annual award ceremony.

  • Children, U.S. Soldiers pair up at Yongsan Lanes for Children's Day

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON Aca,!" Korean children and U.S. Soldiers celebrated Korean ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Day May 5 at Yongsan Lanes.

  • Officials explain ration control procedures

    May 13, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Ration control procedures topped the agenda at the quarterly Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Defense Commissary Service council. The ration control program, Governed by U.S. Forces Korea Regulation 60-1, is designed to give all customers equal opportunity to purchase items and to restrict the amount of items purchased to prevent black-marketing.

  • Paratroopers Join Afghan Forces to Take Control of Bridge, Checkpoint

    May 13, 2008

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry and Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry teamed with members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police for Operation Mountain Highway II in eastern Nuristan province in late April.

  • Sergeants Major students celebrate Asian/Pacific heritage

    May 12, 2008

    Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students celebrated Asian/Pacific Heritage Month May 9, 2008, with a Polynesian dance troupe, music and a rousing speech by USAREUR and Seventh Army command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course.

  • Soldiers Remember Fallen, Missing One Year Later

    May 12, 2008

    The Aca,!A"Polar BearsAca,!A? of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment gathered Monday on Fort Drum, N.Y., to remember two Soldiers still missing from their ranks after an insurgent attack one year ago near Qarghuli Village, Iraq.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • First of Three Planned U.S. Relief Flights Brings Aid to Burma

    May 12, 2008

    The first U.S. military plane loaded with relief supplies arrived in Burma today as members of Aca,!A"Joint Task Force Caring ResponseAca,!A? prepared to dispatch two more relief flights to the cyclone-stricken region.

  • Soldiers Capture Gold, Bronze in Women's Trap at World Cup USA

    May 12, 2008

    The Women's Trap final was held at the 2008 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup USA for Shotgun May 9 with U.S. shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., claiming the gold and bronze medals.

  • 'Unified Quest' on Persistent Conflict

    May 12, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Lt. Col. Tony Garner, deputy director of the Future Warfare Division of ARCIC, talk with the TRADOC News Service about Unified Quest 2008 that is focused on building partnership capacity.

  • Wounded Gain Work Experience in 'Warrior Internship Network'

    May 12, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Battalion and supporting medical units have partnered with the Junction City, Kan.-based Welcome Home to Heroes Foundation to develop the ground-breaking Warrior Internship Network.

  • Young Iraqi Girl Receives Prosthetic Legs

    May 12, 2008

    A 12-year-old Iraqi girl received two new prosthetic legs May 9, as part of an Iraqi Ministry of Defence program at the MOD Prosthetics Clinic located in the International Zone.

  • Military Motherhood Award

    May 12, 2008

    Renee Garcia of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, received the first ever CincHouse/Operation Homefront Military Motherhood Award in Washington, D.C.

  • Wounded Warrior Fishing

    May 12, 2008

    Some 150 Wounded Warriors spent the day fishing in the Texas Gulf Coast. All costs of travel and lodging were paid for by private contributions. Sgt. Scott Malone reports.

  • Grand Master Jhoon Rhee speaks to SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    May 12, 2008

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Grand Master Jhoon Rhee addresses a group of more than 200 Soldiers and civilians on his philosophy of life during the SMDC/ARSTRAT Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observation at Operational Headquarters, Building 3, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., on May 8. World-renowned 10th Degree Black Belt, Rhee is known as the Father of American Tae Kwon Do.

  • TACOM LCMC team accepts challenge, writes foreign weapon repair manual

    May 12, 2008

    To Army technical writers, putting together equipment manuals is routine, but writing manuals on foreign weapons is another story - - one with plenty of plot twists and turns. The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock IslandAca,!a,,cs Weapons Product Support Integration Directorate recently completed a depot level technical manual to be used by the Iraqi army at the Taji National Depot, Taji, Iraq, for overhaul and repair of the AK-47 rifle. The TND is a maintenance and supply depot which supports Iraqi equipment readiness.

  • Guard Answers Calls in Storm-battered States

    Sep 29, 2011

    National Guard members in four states were called out by their governors to assist civil authorities Monday after tornados crossed the Southwest May 10 and flooding on the Delaware coast left communities in need of emergency assistance.

  • Missouri Guard Soldiers Aid Tornado Victims

    Sep 29, 2011

    Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard provided emergency aid to locals after a tornado ripped through Newton County on Saturday.

  • Fort Drum Army Community Covenant Ceremony

    May 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren is joined by members of the Fort Drum and northern New York communities in signing the Army Community Covenant in Watertown, N.Y., May 9, 2008. The Army Community Covenant signifies the commitment of the local community to continue its tradition of strong support to Fort Drum Soldiers and their Families.

  • 356th Broadcast Operations Detachment

    May 10, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 356th BOD at Fort Meade, Md., have the mission of operating an American Forces Network radio and television station in a theater of war.

  • USAREUR CSM joins USASMA in Asian Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 9, 2008

    The USAREUR CSM, CSM Savusa, joins many at USASMA in celebrating the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • Teamwork and five tons of fun

    May 9, 2008

    After what was a futile attempt by 1st Special Forces Group to pull a Medium Tactical Vehicle on the first day of competition of the Pride Week MTV Pull, all other teams decided to push the vehicle down the 100-meter course. The 17th Fires BrigadeAca,!a,,cs five-man team was able to move the MTV faster than any other group on Tuesday, the final day of competition, and picked up its first win of Pride Week. Aca,!A"Outstanding,Aca,!A? said 17th Fires Bde.Aca,!a,,cs Matthew Davis of how it felt to win. Aca,!A"If I was to lose, I would have been mad as all get out. We had great teamwork and great motivation from everybody who helped us out (other Soldiers from the 17th fires brigade). We couldnAca,!a,,ct have done it without them and a good knowledgeable coach who pushed us to the limit.Aca,!A?

  • RAD instructors to help teach women to defend themselves

    May 9, 2008

    The Rape Aggression Defense System is coming to Fort Lewis and volunteers are needed. The Fort Lewis Family Advocacy Program is seeking community members who would like to become certified instructors for the system. The RAD System strengthens womenAca,!a,,cs innate survival instincts through preparation, education and training, teaching them awareness, prevention, sexual assault definitions, patterns of encounter, basic principles of self-defense and other useful tools to help women cope in an assault situation.

  • Community leaders, post officials grapple with issue of growth

    May 9, 2008

    Cooperation was in the air last week at a forum for community leaders from Lakewood, Tacoma and Fort Lewis to discuss the military installationAca,!a,,cs current and projected growth. The half-day seminar on May 1, called Aca,!A"Fort Lewis: Community Impacts of a Growth Installation,Aca,!A? attracted Washington governor Christine Gregoire to Clover Park Technical College to lend emphasis to how important she considers the impending issue.

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