Archive: May 2008

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  • Gone Fishing: Texas Town Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Warriors

    May 5, 2008

    More than 125 wounded Soldiers and their Families were able to forget about hospitals, doctors and physical therapy during a day of fishing, relaxation and old-fashioned Texas barbeque Saturday.

  • Garrison Workers Sharpen Communication Skills

    May 5, 2008

    This was a time to relax, to savor the completion of 20 weeks of training in management communications. Thirty-two members of the Garrison received graduation certificates April 22 for finishing 20 weeks of instruction in the Model-Netics management program. They were evenly split among the 10th and 11th classes since 2006.

  • Building New Home of Missile Defense

    May 5, 2008

    Ground was broken Friday for the third and largest phase of the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal. The new home of the Missile Defense Agency, located at the corner of Martin and Mills Roads, will accommodate 2,649 people and be the largest single building on Redstone Arsenal.

  • UAS Center Unveiled at Army Aviation's 25th Anniversary

    May 5, 2008

    Army aviation officials unveiled a new Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence during the 25th anniversary of the Army Aviation Branch, Friday.

  • Puget Sound Community Signs Covenant with Fort Lewis

    May 5, 2008

    Puget Sound community leaders joined Fort Lewis officials May 2 to sign the Army Community Covenant, a formal recognition of the relationship between Soldiers, their families and the communities surrounding post. Representatives from local cities, schools, commerce and civic organizations joined Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, command sergeant major of I Corps and Fort Lewis, and Jack Creighton, Washington State Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army at Clover Park Technical College to sign the covenant and pledge support for Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Soldiers and families.

  • AMC Band member named APG NCO of the Year

    May 5, 2008

    After an intense two-day competition last week, Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Spohn of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band was named the 2008 Aberdeen Proving Ground Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • VX LANDMINE DISPOSAL OPERATIONS BEGIN AT PINE BLUFF ARSENAL

    May 5, 2008

    Employees at the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) and the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF) successfully transported and destroyed the first VX nerve-agent filled landmine of the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs stockpile.

  • Army Encourages Safe Motorcycle Techniques

    May 5, 2008

    The National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event, hosted by the Department of the Army at the Pentagon May 2-3, provided safe-riding demonstrations, ridership skill competitions, and a motorcycle rally.

  • Ladies of Arlington Never Miss Final Salute

    May 5, 2008

    During a recent Army funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, a woman escorted by a member of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), stood silently near the gravesite.

  • Parents of the Fallen

    May 5, 2008

    For every Soldier killed by a sniper or an improvised explosive device, there are other, forgotten victims. Friends and family members of the dead are left to pick up the pieces and find some way to go on living.

  • For the Families

    May 5, 2008

    Casualty-notification duty is something all Soldiers dread but none neglect to perform with honor, because itAca,!a,,cs the last thing one Soldier can do for another at a time when the fallen SoldierAca,!a,,cs survivors need compassion, straight answers and strength more than ever.

  • Legacy of a Fallen Soldier

    May 5, 2008

    All Soldiers, especially those who are deploying, want to know that if anything happens to them their Families will be taken care of.

  • For Those Left Behind

    May 5, 2008

    The scene has played out in countless movies: A mother and father are eating dinner when they hear a knock at the door. The father answers, separated from a lone Soldier by a screen door. The mother joins her husband at the door, the camera zooms in on the Soldier, and music drowns out what he says.

  • Air Cav reflects on Holocaust

    May 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Nearly 63 years after the end of World War II, the numbers of Holocaust survivors are dwindling.

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits Black Knight medics

    May 5, 2008

    While in Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, more than 40 years ago, then-Specialist Charles Hagemeister went through the fight of his life in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that day.

  • Soldier's family flies across the country to see him swear oath

    May 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" She has a welcoming smile, and a shy voice. But ask her what she expects for her sonAca,!a,,cs future and she gets a little excited.

  • Chaplains and ethics teachers stress character development in Army mission

    May 5, 2008

    Military chaplains and ethics teachers came together for the Training and Doctrine Command Chaplain Service School Instructor Development Training from April 28 to May 2 at Fort Monroe, Va., to discuss how morals and ethics of each Soldier reflect upon the whole Army.

  • U.S., Honduran Soldiers exchange ideas during combined airborne operation

    May 5, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., finished more than a week of training with Honduran soldiers with a combined airborne operation here April 30.

  • Mental Health Counseling / Dealing With Loss

    May 5, 2008

    Mental health counseling will not count against servicemembers applying for security clearances. Soldiers Magazine focuses on helping Family members deal with loss.

  • Afghan Infrastructure Update

    May 5, 2008

    Construction of basic infrastructure by the locals will help strengthen national security in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe reports from Kabul.

  • AMC Band Soldier Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

    May 5, 2008

    A recent finalist of the 2007 Geico Military Service Award, Spohn serves as clarinet player and Chief, Safety Branch for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band. The award spotlights the contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

  • Staff Sgt. Ken Weichert quote

    May 5, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ken Weichert, Tennessee Army National Guard, better known as the fitness guru Aca,!A"Sgt. KenAca,!A? in Guard Experience Magazine

  • Urban Patrol

    May 5, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, patrol Baghdad.

  • Ouote from Gen Speer

    May 5, 2008

  • Ouote from Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer

    May 5, 2008

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  • Commander's Corner: USAG-Yongsan claims ACOE prize

    May 4, 2008

    If all goes according to plan, Thursday, May 8, I will have stood with the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Richard A. Cody, in the Pentagon to receive a trophy and commemorative flag to signify that U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is a 2008 Army Communities of Excellence winner.

  • Gone Fishing: Texas Town Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Warriors

    May 4, 2008

    More than 125 wounded Soldiers and their Families from Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C., participated in a fishing tournament during Warrior's Weekend in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take the wounded warriors fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Seoul American downs CJ3 for Yongsan menAca,!a,,cs volleyball title

    May 4, 2008

    Falcons smashed down CJ3 in two consecutive games and earned the title of championship in the Intramural Volleyball Tournament Finals at Collier Field House May 4. (25-22, 25-18)

  • Army Reserves celebrate 100 years

    May 3, 2008

    The Army Reserve celebrated its 100th birthday at Camp Victory with a cake-cutting ceremony and a 5k race. The ceremony, held Wednesday at the Oasis Dining Facility, highlighted the contributions of the Army Reserve.

  • Anzacs remember fallen comrades

    May 3, 2008

    Australian servicemembers across Victory Base Complex rose exceptionally early April 25 to remember their fallen brothers and sisters during an Anzac Day dawn service at the Roundhouse on Camp Victory.

  • Austin addresses progress in Iraq to press

    May 3, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commanding general, Multi National Corps-Iraq, spoke to members of the press on current situations and progress in the Iraq theater of operations.

  • Iraqi civil affairs assesses future

    May 3, 2008

    The Iraqi Ground Forces Command held its first ever civil affairs conference April 28 here. It was the first time the Iraqi civil affairs officers have ever come together to discuss structure, plans and operations.

  • Matern visits Bulgarian Contingent in Iraq

    May 3, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Nicholas Matern, deputy commanding general (Coalition), Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq, visited the 5th Bulgarian Contingent at Forward Operating Base Grizzly, Ashraf, Iraq, April 21.

  • Task Force Dragon stays ready to protect

    May 3, 2008

    Every day Rhinos go back and forth from Camp Victory to the International Zone, and it falls on Task Force Dragon, Headquarters Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq, to ensure that the passengers on these up-armored buses arrive there safely.

  • Fort Lewis Community Covenant signing 3

    May 2, 2008

  • Fort Lewis Community Covenant Signing 2

    May 2, 2008

  • Fort Lewis Community Covenant Signing

    May 2, 2008

  • 405th AFSB welcomes CSM Ismael Rodriguez

    May 2, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GermanyAca,!"The 405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez to its staff April 28. Rodriguez is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., was raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and entered the U.S. Army in February 1984.

  • PEO family members store memories for future

    May 2, 2008

    The youngest family member of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space just did not want her picture taken. Three-year-old Ainsley McLeod kept her head buried on the shoulder of her father, executive officer Maj. Scott McLeod.

  • Tightening the belt pays off, office avoids spending $2 million

    May 2, 2008

    The Army and the Program Executive Office for Aviation have joined the ranks of those using Lean Six Sigma as their business transformation enabler. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office completed a new employee in-processing improvement initiative. The UAS team was experiencing significant delays, lack of clear procedures and unnecessary stress.

  • Natick pays tribute to Medal of Honor heroes

    May 2, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- On April 19, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here held a memorialization ceremony 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.

  • AMC, Radford employee 2007 Army Safety Awards recipients

    May 2, 2008

    Each year, Army proponents, as well as individuals, are commended for their accident prevention efforts and as safety-minded service via recognition through the Army Safety Program.

  • Exercise tackles joint communications interoperability

    May 2, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" Qualified military and government personnel interested in resolving joint interoperability issues across theaters, military services, and Department of Defense and civil agencies are encouraged to participate in the annual DoD Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise Aca,!" known as JUICE Aca,!" scheduled here from June 2-19.

  • Hold'em fans cash in for AER

    May 2, 2008

    A field of 162 Texas Hold'em fans showed up at Fort Rucker's Aviators' Landing April 26 to play in the 11-hour Army Emergency Relief benefit tournament that netted the charity $6,300.

  • Officials unveil new UAS center

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker officials unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at the post's Air Maneuver Battle Lab.

  • Fort Rucker observes 25th Anniversary of Army Aviation Branch

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch.

  • Warriors In Transition Receive Purple Hearts At BAMC

    May 2, 2008

    Family, friends and Brooke Army Medical Center medical staff gathered for a Purple Heart Ceremony April 22 at the BAMC fourth floor auditorium to honor nine Warriors who were injured in Iraq.

  • Master Sgt. O'Connor Receives Valor Award

    May 2, 2008

    Master Sgt. O'Connor receives Distinguished Service Cross award for valor in Afghanistan.

  • Security in Zaidon

    May 2, 2008

    Security in Zaidon improves thanks to locals. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Army Dr. (Col.) Loree Sutton quote

    May 2, 2008

    Army Dr. (Col.) Loree Sutton, chief of the newly formed Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, referring to the need for leaders to set the example in seeking mental health care

  • Medical Civil Action Program in Djibouti

    May 2, 2008

    Sgt. Catherine Olivarez looks over a toddler during a medical civil action program at a village school in Goubetto, Djibouti. Olivarez is a medic from the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Special Functioning Team, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.

  • Ansbach Looks to Break Record

    May 2, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community is aiming for a record with the symbol that has become synominious with U.S. military families: the yellow ribbon.

  • U.S. Army arrives in China

    May 2, 2008

    SHANGHAI, China - More than 40 members of 8th U.S. Army arrived Shanghai, China Tuesday. It was the largest group of U.S. military to enter the country in recent history.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the National Training Center

    May 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, May 1, 2008. The Secretary was at the National Training Center to discuss several recent quality of life initiatives as well as observe the training at the center located in the California Mojave Desert.

  • Humphreys Transforms: Initial single Soldier barracks construction complete; engineers prepare for n

    May 1, 2008

    USAG-Humpreys is rapidly transforming into what will become U.S. Forces Korea's "superbase" in 2012.

  • 'Real World' Training Vital for Deploying Soldiers

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colo., train against opposing forces from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health Assistance

    May 1, 2008

    Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a positive step in the continuing effort to reduce the stigma often associated with seeking professional mental health assistance. The Army requested and the Secretary of Defense won approval for revision of Question 21 on the National Security Positions Questionnaire (Standard Form 86).

  • New Pharmacy Opens To Support Warriors, Families

    May 1, 2008

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Warrior Pharmacy April 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • 440th Soldiers Ready To Give Gift Of Life Overseas

    May 1, 2008

    Eleven Soldiers assigned to the 440th Blood Support Detachment are preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • JTF-Bravo volunteers give needed food to local Hondurans

    May 1, 2008

    JTFB personnel delivered $900 worth of food staples in 225 individual bags with a total weight of about two and a half tons to two villages in Humuya, Honduras. The food bags held flour, pasta, oil, rice and other staples purchased recently at a grocery store in Comayagua, Honduras.

  • Raven Launches New Battlefield Perspective

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne got a hands on perspective on the Raven, an unmanned aerial vehicle, during a 10-day Raven training course from April 22 to May 2 at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team headquarters.

  • Fort Sam Houston Tax Assistance Center Closes With Ceremony

    May 1, 2008

    The Military Tax Assistance Center at Fort Sam Houston celebrated its closing with leaders thanking Soldier and civilian volunteers for their time and contribution to the center during a ceremony April 24 at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

  • Stryker battle damage repair facility on task, Soldier focused

    May 1, 2008

    CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar - Posters showing a battle-weary combat Soldier adorn the walls of the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility here. Aca,!A"Remember Ac"a,! everything we do affects this man. He and his buddies will be the first to pay for our mistakes,Aca,!A? the posters warn.

  • Women's Team Makes Historical Jump On Lake

    May 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights, made history April 18 during opening ceremonies of the third annual Warriors on the Water bass tournament.

  • Gen. Petraeus talk to headline Carlisle, Pa., Army Heritage Day

    May 1, 2008

    Gen. Petraeus talk to headline Army Heritage Day

  • Police Transition Teams Help Develop IP Communication Systems

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers visited the Baghdad Patrol Headquarters Communications Center April 30 to assess and develop communication systems as a part of a program to determine the requirements needed for a legitimate Iraqi police force.

  • Fort Bragg Conditions Improved

    May 1, 2008

    Army corrects poor conditions in barracks at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Afghan National Army

    May 1, 2008

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

  • Soldiers learn to respond to emergency situations

    May 1, 2008

    Twenty-seven Soldiers from different units across Fort Jackson took part in the training. The first day consisted of classroom learning followed by a tabletop exercise where the Soldiers had to decide on how they would evacuate different areas around post. On the second day, the Soldiers had to set up an actual disaster relief shelter and respond to the needs of role players affected by a hurricane.

  • VTCs connect deployed troops, loved ones

    May 1, 2008

    When Shelley Ray found out that her son Scott was going to be promoted to staff sergeant, she had mixed emotions. Of course, she was proud of her son, who has been in the Army for four years, but also sad that she could not be with him on that special day. Scott, a Columbia native who serves with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, has been deployed since November on his second tour of duty in Iraq as a tank crew member.

  • Annual emergency preparedness drill slated May 5-7

    May 1, 2008

    Emergency management officials in Umatilla, Morrow, and Benton counties, the states of Washington and Oregon and the Army's Umatilla Chemical Depot will hold an annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program drill May 5-7.

  • Anniston's Payne named IMCOM-SE Region's top civilian firefighter

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A depot employee was named by the Installation Management Command as one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top civilian firefighters of the year for 2007.

  • Soldiers receive annual training at Anniston

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A maintenance company from the North Dakota Army National Guard became more familiar with depot production processes after it completed its annual training here yesterday.

  • Brandon Srinamyom quote

    May 1, 2008

    Brandon Srinamyom, who joined the Army along with his stepmother

  • Special Forces Soldier Awarded Second Highest Medal For Combat

    May 1, 2008

    A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Bank Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 30 for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • No Dilly-dallying Here

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, run to a Black Hawk helicopter after conducting a search for weapons caches in Albu Issa, Iraq.

  • Paradise Lost and Found

    May 1, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" It started out as a ski vacation in the Alpines, a break from life in Tunisia for a naval attachAfA and his family. It became the U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch community reaching out to guests in urgent need.

  • Nine-Year-Old Girl Donates Foot of Hair to Sick Children

    May 1, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" When youAca,!a,,cre a small child, the world can seem like a big place where you have little influence.

  • Red Cloud civilians get substance abuse training

    May 1, 2008

    A group of American and Korean civilian employees from USAG-RC attended part one of a two part class about substance abuse April 22 in Camp Red CloudAca,!a,,cs Education Center. This is the first time to break up the annual three-hour training into two sessions of one-and-a-half hours, trying to make it easier on the employees because of other commitments.

  • Campaign creates awareness of healthy life choices

    May 1, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Helping people make healthy life choices is not just a job for Sun Gaskey; it's her passion. And she's taking her message to the community by stepping up awareness of health promotion topics to help people make healthy life choices.

  • Seoul offers free buses for large groups to Dongdaemun Shopping Festival

    May 1, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The Seoul city government will provide free bus transportation for large groups of Servicemembers and their families who want to visit the 2008 Dongdaemun Spring Shopping and Fashion Festival May 1-12.

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