Archive: May 2008

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  • Exercise tests first responders' readiness

    May 9, 2008

    Close to 2,500 people of all types Aca,!" senior staff members at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado and Army North in San Antonio, Texas Aca,!" made their way to Fort Lewis along with local first responders from the region to treat injured role players and minimize the damage of a chemical spill. Individuals with special skills and small groups in pre-configured response cells found their way to Western Washington to take part in National Level Exercise 02-08. Fort Lewis was designated as the Base Support Installation for the hands-on part of the exercise, named Ardent Sentry, which ends today.

  • Commentary: Many Honor Values in Final Salute

    May 9, 2008

    Officer at Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin's funeral lauds his mother for her poise and urges all Soldiers to call home this weekend.

  • 405th AFSB hosts 21st TSC leadership

    May 9, 2008

    The steady sound of UH-60 Blackhawks performing test flights welcomed 21st Theater Sustainment Command leadership to the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe at Coleman Barracks April 30.

  • Mother's Day to be Spent with Daughter in Training

    May 9, 2008

    Sunday morning, most Soldiers going through Initial Entry Training will not have the opportunity to wish their mom a happy MotherAca,!a,,cs Day in person, but one daughter and mother here are training in the same company.

  • SDDC deputy commander promoted to brigadier general

    May 9, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Col. Brian R. Layer, deputy commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a joint ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., this morning.

  • Countering capability intercepts 100th rocket, mortar in Iraq

    May 9, 2008

    The Army passed a milestone in its continuing efforts to provide a capability to counter the indirect fire threat with the 100th successful intercept of a rocket or mortar round fired at high value Multi-National Corps-Iraq assets in late March.

  • Fort Bliss Spouses Celebrate

    May 9, 2008

    Men and women gathered to celebrate Spouse Appreciation Day May 9 at the Army Community Service center at Fort Bliss, Texas. Glenda Bromberg, wife to the Fort Bliss commander, said, Aca,!A"not only is it a great day to be a Soldier, well, it's great, everyday, to be a SoldierAca,!a,,cs wife.Aca,!A? Post command sergeant majorAca,!a,,cs wife Audrey Rodgers, assisted by Bromberg and ACS director Peggy Brown, cuts slices of cake to serve to celebrating spouses. Visit www.army.mil/spouse for more information on Military Spouse Day.

  • Army-wide effort gets Soldiers to Kosovo

    May 9, 2008

    Approximately 150 Soldiers of the 106th Aviation Regiment, Illinois National Guard, recently deployed to Kosovo as part of the United Nations mandated NATO led peacekeeping force.

  • Fort Riley's Warrior Intern Program First in Army

    May 9, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Internship Network is well into its pilot stage. The WIN program, a home-grown concept developed at Fort Riley, focuses on Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion to find them job internships within the Greater Fort Riley Community.

  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    May 9, 2008

    A new childrenAca,!a,,cs book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure.

  • Presidential Volunteer Awards

    May 9, 2008

    The President presents six military spouses with the Presidential Volunteer Awards.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    May 9, 2008

    Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, ARCENT, and others' views on the Land Forces Symposium, where differences and similarities are crucial components. Gail McCabe reports.

  • USASAC leader honored by Women in Defense

    May 9, 2008

    Rick Alpaugh, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command deputy to the commanding general, spoke at the Tennessee Valley Chapter Women in Defense organization's Industry Luncheon at the Marriott hotel, Huntsville, Ala., April 30. Alpaugh also received and award from the Women in Defense Association and met the Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer.

  • Fort Dix Contractor Finds Hope Amidst Burma Cyclone Disaster

    May 9, 2008

    The world sat engrossed in horror as news of the Burma cyclone disaster started to trickle in earlier this week. The death toll seemed to rise with each passing hour and hope began to fade.

  • Medal of Honor recognition long overdue

    May 9, 2008

    Only 33 South Carolina Soldiers have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Only two of them are African American. Seventy-three years after his death, Cpl. Freddie Stowers was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor during World War I. He is the only African American to receive this honor for service during this war.

  • Fort Jackson's best compete for DSoY

    May 9, 2008

    Four of Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs top drill sergeants went head-to-head last week in a competition that culminated with a grueling urban orienteering course. The three-day Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition, held April 28-30, pitted representatives from each training brigade and the Drill Sergeant School.

  • Richard Alpaugh quote

    May 9, 2008

    Richard Alpaugh, deputy to the commanding general of the Army Security Assistance Command

  • Two aces defy the odds

    May 9, 2008

    According to Golf Digest, the average golferAca,!a,,cs odds of getting a hole-in-one are 12,000-to-1. Retired master sergeant Hardin Aca,!A"BobbyAca,!A? Jones beat the odds twice on the same hole. Jones had his first hole-in-one Feb. 15, 2003, on Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs Old Hickory par-3 sixth hole. The hole has since been remodeled and Jones repeated the feat April 25 during the Retiree Appreciation Days tournament, striking the ball from the white tees, 151 yards out.

  • Joint-service chaplain school ground broken; completion set for fall 2009

    May 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School has had numerous homes before coming to Fort Jackson in 1996. And apparently it isnAca,!a,,ct going anywhere anytime soon as the DoD prepares to relocate Navy and Air Force chaplain schools right next to it. Religious and military leaders from all branches converged on Fort Jackson Tuesday to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center.

  • License to Fly

    May 9, 2008

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do Demonstration team perform at the Dragon Hill Lodge 18th anniversary celebration May 3, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/05/08/9062-dragon-hill-lodge-celebrates-18th-anniversary/index.html">click for more</a>

  • Commander's message for Military Spouse Day

    May 9, 2008

    In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Kathy and I would like to personally thank you for your continued support to our Army. I recognize that your support and sacrifice often goes unrecognized, but rest assured you are appreciated each and every day. Thanks for a job well done! "SECURE THE HIGH GROUND" Kevin T. Campbell Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Commanding General

  • U.S. Army South partners with El Salvador for disaster-relief operation

    May 9, 2008

    Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias (FA-Hum) 2008, a regional disaster-relief operation co-sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and the Salvadoran Ministry of Defense, started here Monday with the theme Aca,!A"Connected for good; regional response and integration.Aca,!A?

  • Michelle McIntyre-Brewer quote

    May 9, 2008

    Michelle McIntyre-Brewer, 2008 Military Spouse of the Year

  • Iraqi Peacekeeper

    May 9, 2008

    An Iraqi soldier poses for a picture during a combined mission with U.S. Soldiers in Mahmudiyah.

  • McKiernan says farewell to U.S. Army Europe as he heads to Afghanistan to command international forc

    May 9, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 2, 2008) -- Calling his final formation with U.S. Army Europe Soldiers one of the proudest moments of his 36-year military career, Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR and 7th Army commanding general, said farewell to the command in a ceremony on Campbell Barracks here May 2. Aca,!A"As I stand before my final formation in U.S. Army Europe, I am simply honored and humbled to be on the same field as these great men and women and to be a part of their formation,Aca,!A? McKiernan said in his remarks during the event. McKiernan, who became USAREURAca,!a,,cs 33rd commanding general in December 2005, will depart for a new assignment as commander of NATOAca,!a,,cs United Nations-mandated International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • BOSS forum offers 46 participants training, fun

    May 9, 2008

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program "is the collective voice of the single Soldier" which represents 49 percent of the Army.

  • Dragon Hill Lodge celebrates 18th anniversary

    May 8, 2008

    Dragon Hill Lodge celebrated its 18th anniversary May 3 with a block party featuring live bands and various activities.

  • Community Profile: USAG-Yongsan's Equal Employment Opportunity program manager

    May 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Wattanaporn Aca,!A"AnaAca,!A? Videtto is the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Equal Employment Opportunity program manager. She arrived in September to build a garrison program designed to provide an environment free of unlawful employment discrimination for all U.S. civilian employees.

  • Arriving organization brings world of opportunity

    May 8, 2008

    A senior executive with the Army Security Assistance Command said the organizationAca,!a,,cs move to Redstone Arsenal is an Aca,!A"opportunity to move our organization to the next step.Aca,!A?

  • Marine Returns to Arms of Young Family

    May 8, 2008

    Two days before the birth of his daughter, Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 R. Dale Stephens learned he was being deployed for the second time to Iraq. Mallory Paige was 3 months old when her daddy shipped out to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for training prior to his mid-September deployment with the P Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines out of Spokane, Wash., and attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, Task Force Military Police.

  • Military Marriage: Spouses Cope with Deployments

    May 8, 2008

    May 9 is Military Spouse Day. A lot of marriages have been tested in Iraq, said an Army chaplain who returned from a year-long deployment there in November.

  • Thanking Volunteers for all They Do

    May 8, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal wouldnAca,!a,,ct be the same without volunteers. There probably wouldnAca,!a,,ct be a golf course, or many of the childrenAca,!a,,cs services, or free tax assistance for active duty and retired military families, among other things. Aca,!A"Without you many of the programs we do here would not be possible,Aca,!A? Debra Jefferson of Army Community Service told the 256 attendees at the 24th annual Installation Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 29 at the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • 'Salute Military Golf' Helps Wounded Get Back in Swing

    May 8, 2008

    The Salute Military Golf Association has helped hundreds of combat-wounded service members get back into the swing of life - both physically and psychologically - by providing free instruction, golf clubs, balls and practice facilities.

  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Kicks Off With Ceremony

    May 8, 2008

    Fort Sam Houston publicly observed the achievements of Asian/Pacific Americans in a ceremony held May 6 at Army Community Service, with performances, a fashion show and food samplings. The theme for this yearAca,!a,,cs celebration is Aca,!A"leadership, diversity, harmony, gateway to success.Aca,!A?

  • Army Honors Top Installations

    May 8, 2008

    Three installations were singled out as best in the Army as winners of the 2008 Army Communities of Excellence competition, which honors the top installations in regards to the overall operating environment, facilities and services offered to its Army community.

  • Fort Sam Houston Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

    May 8, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In 1938 on the night of Nov. 9, violence against Jews broke out across Germany.

  • Halo 3 Xbox Tournaments Scheduled on 21 Installations

    May 8, 2008

    Video gamers can compete for an Xbox 360 Elite in the 2008 Xbox Games Halo 3 Tournaments on 21 Army installations June 1 through July 23.

  • Yongsan claims $750K ACOE prize

    May 8, 2008

    ARLINGTON, Va - Top Army officials honored the best Army communities in the world in a May 8 ceremony in the annual Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • Yongsan wins ACOE honors

    May 8, 2008

  • Army Showing Appreciation to Spouses

    May 8, 2008

    Army installations across the nation are honoring military spouses Friday with ceremonies, social events, spa treatments and gifts.

  • 'Greywolf' rides for safety

    May 8, 2008

    BURNET, Texas Aca,!" Over one hundred motorcycle riders on sport bikes and cruisers stretched out along a central Texas highway.

  • 'Charger' tankers hone infantry skills

    May 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"Death before dismount.Aca,!A? The traditional tanker adage has been thrown out of the window. In todayAca,!a,,cs modern warfare environment, tankers have been asked to dismount from their vehicles to fight insurgents on foot.

  • 'Operationalizing' Intelligence

    May 8, 2008

    In today's irregular battlespaces, lethal and nonlethal operations alike require a rapid, socially sensitive awareness that is derived from intelligence operations. That requirement applies equally to counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and counterdrug activities. Whether their goal is to find, isolate, disrupt, deter, deny, influence or neutralize enemy activities, operations need to avoid inflicting inadvertent consequences, either as unintended casualties or global political fallout.

  • Bragg Cuts Ribbon on Model Apartment for Single Soldiers

    May 8, 2008

    When the ribbons fell to the ground Wednesday outside the model privatized apartment at Fort Bragg, N.C., it marked the beginning of a new way to house single Soldiers.

  • Stallion engineers give back to Habitat for Humanity

    May 8, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" During Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08, a group of engineers with the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division honed their construction skills by building patrol bases and a foot bridge.

  • Black Knights' leadership tells war stories for better training

    May 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" ThereAca,!a,,cs usually no training benefit in telling war stories, but for 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers, they made a complete day of talking about the lessons theyAca,!a,,cve learned in Iraq when the entire leadership was on hand to talk about their upcoming deployment to Iraq at the Fort Hood Community Center May 2.

  • Michelle McIntyre-Brewer Recognized

    May 8, 2008

    Michelle McIntyre-Brewer is recognized by Military Spouse Magazine.

  • Chief of Staff on Land Forces Symposium

    May 8, 2008

    The 3rd Annual Land Forces Symposium brought together 22 international military forces. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Setting the bar: 1-58th AOB prepares for summer deployment

    May 8, 2008

    New solar-powered runway lights that can be controlled by pilots and by control towe personnel were put to the test April 29 for the first time since the 1-58th received the equipment a few months ago.

  • Building on Army values: 1/14th Soldiers assemble new ballpark stands

    May 8, 2008

    Soldiers exemplify Army Values in working partnership with community.

  • 'Guilty!' Students learn about legal system

    May 8, 2008

    Fort Rucker Elementary School students participated in a mock trial sponsored by the post Staff Judge Advocate's office May 5.

  • Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    May 8, 2008

    Secretary Robert M. Gates

  • Colorful Clothing

    May 8, 2008

    Villagers wait for medical treatment provided by U.S. Soldiers in Dammerjog, Djibouti.

  • Teens get political as NATO 'ambassadors'

    May 8, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Nineteen high school students from Wuerzburg and Ansbach American High Schools joined local area students for a trip to Sambachshof near Bad Koenigshofen to take part in the 24th annual seminar sponsored by the Bavarian State Center for Political Education to promote North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) awareness.

  • Kaiserslautern Special Olympics hosts 800 athletes

    May 8, 2008

    ENKENBACH-ALSENBORN, Germany Aca,!" Dirk Grosskopf threw a softball for the first time May 6 at the Special Olympics Spring Games held at the German Police Academy here. Aca,!A"First time ever, and he (Dirk) picked it up really fast,Aca,!A? said Charles Heath, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee in Landstuhl, who was volunteering as GrosskopfAca,!a,,cs buddy Aca,!" an athleteAca,!a,,cs personal coach, cheerleader and friend for the day. Pitching under his leg, the 13-year-old athlete from the Christoph-Graupner-Schule in Darmstadt said to his buddy, who translated, Aca,!A"I like this game very much.Aca,!A? Special Olympics is an international program of athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. ItAca,!a,,cs been held in the Kaiserslautern military community in early May for 25 years courtesy of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. For the past nine years, the event has been held and co-hosted by the German Police Academy.

  • U.S., Iraqi engineers discuss future of surveying

    May 8, 2008

    The senior consultant for water resources in Iraq, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq geospatial team and Iraqi surveying engineers from the ministry of water resources discussed the future of a geospatial reference project Iraq is currently taking over, at the U.S. Embassy in the International Zone Monday. The project, called the Iraqi Geospatial Reference System project, will provide a more accurate reference system for navigation, making reconstruction in Iraq much easier.

  • Flags flown over palace for family and friends

    May 8, 2008

    Many servicemembers have received an American flag that has been flown over Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq, to keep for themselves or send home to family and friends. So far over 3,000 American flags have been flown over the palace since the flag program began March 23.

  • Hollywood star brings piece of paradise to Soldiers

    May 8, 2008

    Hollywood actor D.B. Sweeney visited Victory Base Complex May 3 to premier his movie, Aca,!A"Two Tickets to Paradise,Aca,!A? for servicemembers stationed here. Sweeney also took the time to meet the troops and sign autographs.

  • New 8th U.S. Army Good Neighbor Program Youth Soccer Team keeps their focus on friendship

    May 8, 2008

    April 19 marked the second game for Eighth ArmyAca,!a,,cs Good Neighbor Youth Soccer Team. Youth ages 10 to 12 years enjoyed a friendly game of soccer with a Korean team from the Gangnam district on the field at Yongsan Garrison. Although the two teams played to win, the true goal of the dayAca,!a,,cs event was to promote good relations between children in the Army community and their Korean counterparts.

  • USAG-Yongsan, Immigration officials reaffirm commitment to providing SOFA, Visa stamp services

    May 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Garrison leaders and Korean immigration officials reaffirmed their commitment May 6 to continue providing Status of Forces Agreement and A-3 Visa stamp services to the Yongsan community through a satellite office on Yongsan Garrison.

  • Yongsan to test NEO procedures during semi-annual exercise

    May 7, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The garrison will test its ability to move families and other noncombatants out of Korea during an exercise here May 15-18.

  • Inspection Shows Fort Sam Barracks Safe, Healthy For Soldiers

    May 7, 2008

    A recent 100-percent barracks inspection by post leaders revealed a need for minor repairs, but a lack of any major issues that would compromise the safety or health of Soldiers, the garrison commander announced at a press conference May 2.

  • 'Unified Quest' Focuses on Future Persistent Conflict

    May 7, 2008

    The Nigerian government is near collapse and rival factions are vying for power in that troubled part of the world, or at least a visitor to the Army War College this week would think that to be the case.

  • Employees create test aid to save time, money

    May 7, 2008

    Two Tobyhanna Army Depot employeesAca,!a,,c suggestion will save the depot over $78,000 per year.

  • Debra G. Wymer selected for the Senior Executive Service

    May 7, 2008

    Debra G. Wymer was recently selected to the Senior Executive Service by the Army and will serve in the position of director of technology integration and interoperability for space and missile defense with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). She will lead efforts to create and transition capability technology to joint and coalition warfighters.

  • Army Reducing Stigma of Psychological Care, Offering Telepsychiatry

    May 7, 2008

    In the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recent fight to reduce the stigma of seeking and receiving treatment for combat stress, the latest weapon is telepsychiatry.

  • Newport Chemical Depot reaches 90-percent VX destruction

    May 7, 2008

    NEWPORT CHEMICAL DEPOT, Ind. --- Workers at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility have safely neutralized 90 percent of the VX stored at the Newport Chemical Depot.

  • Skeet Shooter in China

    May 7, 2008

    AMU Skeet Shooter Glenn Eller gets a shot at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

  • Afghan National Army

    May 7, 2008

    Harnessing the power of the Afghan National Army is key to the country's stability. Gail McCabe reports from Afghanistan.

  • White House Ceremony Honors Military Spouses

    May 7, 2008

    President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates paid tribute Tuesday to about 1,100 military spouses who gathered for a Military Spouse Day celebration at the White House, where Bush promised to continue pushing for more benefits for military families.

  • President George W. Bush quote

    May 7, 2008

    President George W. Bush

  • Soccer Day in La Mesas

    May 7, 2008

    Spc. Teri McMurray, a medic with the 4005th Army Hospital, plays soccer with local children at a school renovation site in La Mesas, Honduras, May 2, 2008. McMurray and her unit are taking part in Beyond the Horizons, a joint training exercise that includes Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers conducting humanitarian and civil assistance missions, while developing their engineering, construction and medical skills.

  • Baumholder artillery battalion carries on tradition of cooperation in Iraq

    May 7, 2008

    TESSAH NISSAN, Iraq (May 6, 2008) -- Leaders from U.S. Army Europe's 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery joined the colleagues they are replacing here to meet with the local head of the Sons of Iraq. The 4-27th, based in Baumholder, Germany, is part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. The battalion recently deployed here to assume the duties of the departing 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, a 3rd Infantry Division unit from Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 2008 Military Spouse Day Message

    May 6, 2008

    2008 Military Spouse Day message from Army Senior Leaders

  • ARNORTH Conducts Disaster Response Exercise

    May 6, 2008

    U.S. Army North kicked off National Level Exercise 02-08 in the Seattle, Wash., area on May 1st to test their response to a simulated chemical attack in the area. The exercise is testing ARNORTH's communications capabilities with local, state and other federal agencies, as well as their ability to bring together responders to a mass casualty situation.

  • Army Wives' Cast Works to Create Realistic Military Parallel

    May 6, 2008

    Drama can occasionally creep into the lives of military families, but since last season, itAca,!a,,cs been a sure thing for the military families portrayed on Lifetime NetworkAca,!a,,cs top-rated show.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo deploys in support of regional disaster relief exercise

    May 6, 2008

    Designated Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise runs May 5-15 and brings together experts in all aspects of disaster planning and operations.

  • Unit awarded for shipping more than 20,000 HMMWV's

    May 6, 2008

    In the past four years, over 20,000 brand new Up Armored HMMWVAca,!a,,cs have made their way to their last CONUS stop, where the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 841st Transportation Battalion has ensured their safe and speedy shipment to Soldiers conducting Combat Operations in South West Asia/

  • Thinning the herd

    May 6, 2008

    Hunting at JMC installations.

  • Army Promotes May's Mental Heath Month Awareness

    May 6, 2008

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

  • Movie, television actor visits Fort Hood, 1st Cavalry Division

    May 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas- A veteran movie and television actor took time to visit the troops of the 1st Cavalry Division and show his support of the men and women of the military here May 1.

  • Ironhorse Brigade recognizes Austin city government's role in Iraq

    May 6, 2008

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division honored its partnership with the Austin city government during an informal ceremony April 30 at the Zilker Park Botanical Garden here by recognizing city government officials for their support of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs reconstruction efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • Black Jack Launches new Family Readiness site on Army Knowledge Online

    May 6, 2008

    Usually when a change happens, itAca,!a,,cs for a reason, and lately, the 2nd Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs Family Readiness Group has been making some Aca,!A"user-friendlyAca,!A? changes

  • Virtual paint helps workers improve technique

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" A new depot painter training program promises to save money and time, improve quality and reduce waste.

  • Sesame Street DVD

    May 6, 2008

    Sesame Street has produced a Talk, Listen, Connect DVD that helps kids deal with parents deploying and injuries at work.

  • Military Spouse Day - May 9, 2008: Proclamation by President of United States of America

    May 6, 2008

    The following information was released by the White House May 5 for the upcoming May 9 Military Spouse Day: Military spouses embody the courage, nobility of duty, and love of country that inspire every American. On Military Spouse Day, we pay tribute to the husbands and wives who support their spouses in America's Armed Forces during times of war and peace.

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    May 6, 2008

    Fort Irwin expands its training area and affects more than just Soldiers.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT teaches GPS navigation to students at Odyssey Elementary School

    May 6, 2008

    Colorado Springs Soldiers visit Odyssey Elementary School to educate them on GPS Navigation.

  • McKiernan Departing U.S. Army Europe for Afghanistan

    May 6, 2008

    Calling his final formation with U.S. Army Europe Soldiers one of the proudest moments of his 36-year military career, Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR and 7th Army commanding general, said farewell to the command in a ceremony on Campbell Barracks May 2.

  • Soldiers' night vision repaired

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" Technicians here supporting a new repair program have rapidly repaired thousands of night vision systems stateside and overseas.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    May 6, 2008

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, during a tour of the Red River Army Depot

  • Expeditionary Staircase

    May 6, 2008

    A Soldier with the National Police Transition Team climbs a building to search for weapons caches in Jisr Diyala, Iraq.

  • 18th MEDCOM takes Yongsan intramural volleyball women's crown

    May 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" MEDCOM defeated Seoul American High School 2-1 (25-27, 25-20, 15-12) to claim the womenAca,!a,,cs championship title in the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Intramural Volleyball Tournament at Collier Field House April 29.

  • Yongsan Junior Girl Scouts do good deed for expectant mothers

    May 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic Korea Aca,!" Four Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 22 presented decorated blankets and burp cloths to expectant mothers at the Family Care Center May 2.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade experts assess, improve Iraqi police communications systems

    May 6, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 6, 2008) -- Radio communications can make the difference between life and death for Iraqi security forces. The Iraqi Police forceAca,!a,,cs effectiveness depends on responding quickly. Calling for reinforcements or medical aid in time to save a life can come down to a simple transmission between an Iraqi policeman on patrol and his patrol station monitoring the radio network. Aca,!A"People will die if communications arenAca,!a,,ct working,Aca,!A? said 1st Lt. Christopher Gehri, 18th Military Police Brigade Police Transition Team officer. Aca,!A"Communications is one of the primary systems you need to be a successful police force.Aca,!A?

  • Army Has Not Lowered Soldier Recruiting Standards

    May 5, 2008

    Despite a rise in conduct waivers offered to recruits last year, Army officials emphasized the service is not lowering its standards -- explaining that circumstances surrounding each case and the recent behavior of those recruits earned them a second look.

  • Workshop Brings Future to Logisticians

    May 5, 2008

    Logistic professionals from all over the Army converged on Redstone Arsenal last week for the Worldwide Logistics Training Workshop. The conference set records for attendance. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve had over a thousand people,Aca,!A? Michelle Durig, WLTW executive officer, said. Aca,!A"We had our training reception at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Tuesday night, April 22). We had a record turnout for that.Aca,!A?

  • Holocaust Survivor Helps Redstone Remember

    May 5, 2008

    As a 12-year-old boy in a Jewish family in Holland, Ed Lessing had no idea the misery he would see from the onset of World War II. Germany invaded his country on May 10, 1940 and changed his life forever. He recounted his struggle at Team RedstoneAca,!a,,cs Days of Remembrance program April 23 at the Diane Campbell Recreation Center.

  • Defense Secretary Encourages Treatment for Combat Stress

    May 5, 2008

    The Defense Department is working to reduce stress on the force and improve quality of life for the troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Soldiers at the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Friday.

  • Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Visits the V Division of the Chilean Army

    May 5, 2008

    A complete and dynamic tactical exercise was completed yesterday in the Santa Maria training area, at KM 183 north of Punto Arenas, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George W. Casey Jr., presided.

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