Archive: Jul 2008

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  • Grays takes command

    Jul 28, 2008

    On historic Fort McPhersonAca,!a,,cs Hedekin Field, where the Georgia militia once drilled and German prisoners of war were interned, women carved a new line in the installation history as Col. Deborah B. Grays assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison from Col. Marguerite C. Garrison during a change of command ceremony held Tuesday. This is the third time in the installationAca,!a,,cs 123-year history that a woman has taken the helm.

  • Platform answers safety needs of mechanics

    Jul 28, 2008

    The days of repairing a five-ton vehicle while standing on its tires or lug nuts may soon be coming to an end.

  • 'Teamwork makes the dream work:' 1DSTB conducts simulated convoy training

    Jul 28, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from Co. A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, followed in the footsteps of 46,000 warriors before them and visited the Warrior Skill Trainer on Fort Hood Texas, to conduct scenario driven convoy training July 17.

  • Commentary: Counterinsurgency and torture

    Jul 28, 2008

    After a lapse of thirty years, counterinsurgency is back as a topic of military study. I recently attended a three-day Aca,!A"strategy implementation seminarAca,!A? on counterinsurgency at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • High Five

    Jul 28, 2008

    A Long Knife Brigade Soldier and an Iraqi Army soldier trade high-fives during a patrol near an Iraqi Police station in Amarah July 7.

  • Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle

    Jul 28, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle

  • USAG Benelux-Belgian partnership fires marksmanship training bullseye

    Jul 28, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Soldiers partnered with Belgian Soldiers from the 1st Artillery from Bastogne during weapons qualification training. U.S. Soldiers use Belgian training facilities, located at Camp Albert Roi, for their field training needs, allowing Benelux troops to hone their warfighter skillsets while saving the Army time and money.

  • Commander's Corner: Obey Korean traffic laws

    Jul 28, 2008

    Last week, two traffic accidents outside Yongsan Garrison Gate 1 made it crystal clear that our drivers need to understand the potential dangers of disobeying local laws.

  • 8th USA Commander tours Yongsan Readiness Center barracks

    Jul 28, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., 8th U.S. Army commander, listens to Col. Brenda Andrews, 8th U.S. Army director of personnel, during a tour of the Yongsan Readiness Center barracks July 24.

  • Fort Irwin, Calif., transforms desert into tropical isle

    Jul 27, 2008

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif., held its third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort IrwinAca,!a,,cs Mojave Desert into a tropical isle complete with swaying palm trees and a surfing machine. Entertainment included performances by Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, and Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited.

  • Literacy key to helping rebuild Iraq

    Jul 27, 2008

    Iraq is targeting the more than 6 million illiterate Iraqi adults through a National Literacy Campaign. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization estimates more than 60 percent of the adult population in Iraq cannot read or write. This was not always the case; at one time, Iraq was considered one of the more educated Arab nations, due mainly to the National Literacy Campaign of 1976-1982.

  • The dirt behind Iraq's dust storms

    Jul 27, 2008

    It gets in the hair, eyes and even the lungs. It piles up quickly on everything in sight, and it can even have an effect on day-to-day operations. The Aca,!Eoeit,Aca,!a,,c is dust, and Iraq is its breeding ground. When conditions are right, or wrong, that dust can become the monster that is known as the dust storm.

  • JLOTS 2008

    Jul 25, 2008

  • Avian Influenza epidemic played out during Exercise 'Lightning Rescue 08'

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lightning Rescue 08 Exercise

  • Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008

    Jul 25, 2008

    A series of photographs from Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008.

  • Texas Guard helps South Texas victims

    Jul 25, 2008

    A look at efforts by the Texas National Guard in response to devastation caused by Hurricane Dolly on the South Texas Gulf Coast. The story focuses on efforts by Strike Force 3, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from New Braunfels, Texas.

  • Army values help guide today's Soldier

    Jul 25, 2008

    Want to know what the Army adds to our society' Just ask a Soldier. The answers tend to be pretty positive Aca,!" even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Army. Soldiers today are far more attuned to the moral and ethical underpinnings of military service than they used to be.

  • Commentary: Bad choices lead to bad consequences

    Jul 25, 2008

    Accidents donAca,!a,,ct just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no Soldier can afford to lean on. Things that just happen arenAca,!a,,ct your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention. We all should know that isnAca,!a,,ct the case. ItAca,!a,,cs all about cause and effect. Accidents take place when individuals make bad choices.

  • Keeping tradition alive: Annual tribal trip lands at Fort Lewis

    Jul 25, 2008

    Representatives from local tribal canoe families landed on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Solo Point July 15 during their annual tribal journeys which will take them all the way into Canada. Seven canoes from several local tribes, including the Cowlitz, the Chehalis and the Puyallup; came ashore after pulling from Squaxin Island that morning. Fort Lewis officials work closely with the tribe to help facilitate keeping those traditions alive, also, said Bret Ruby, Fort LewisAca,!a,,c cultural resources manager. Aca,!A"A lot of people donAca,!a,,ct realize that Fort Lewis sits squarely in the heart of the tribeAca,!a,,cs traditional homeland, and many of the tribeAca,!a,,cs most sacred places are found on lands that are now within the boundaries of Fort Lewis,Aca,!A? Ruby said. Aca,!A"Solo Point is one of those very sacred places.Aca,!A?

  • Special Forces Soldiers honored for bravery

    Jul 25, 2008

    Members of the 1st Special Forces Group gathered July 16 as the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Brig. Gen. Michael S. Repass, presented Sgt. 1st Class Chad M. Kite and Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Federmann with Silver Stars, honoring each for bravery during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Lynch commands III Corps

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters. Lynch, whose last assignment was commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., recently returned from Iraq where he served as commander, Multi-National Division - Center. Earlier that morning, retired Gen. Benjamin Griffin, former 1st Cavalry Division assistant commander, pinned on Lynch's third star in a ceremony at III Corps.

  • Veterans prep for largest annual Wheelchair Games

    Jul 25, 2008

    The 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, scheduled to take place July 25Aca,!"29 in Omaha, Neb., will attract more than 500 veterans with disabilities.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT selects NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jul 25, 2008

    A ceremony was conducted today in which the 2008 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year were announced. After a grueling weeklong competition, Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Barber was selected as the 2008 SMDC/ARSTRAT Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Michael Moore was selected as the 2008 SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier of the Year.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Fort Hood

    Jul 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest ranking general took the opportunity July 24 to meet with Soldiers and senior leaders here.

  • 'It was bound to happen' says Becton of Army integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Korean Conflict led the way for integration of the Army after President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 calling for equal treatment, opportunities and advancement for black servicemen.

  • Truman's order still effects change at Watervliet

    Jul 25, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL - In the summer of 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 that forever changed race relations at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal.

  • CID warns: beware of E-mail scams

    Jul 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to beware of foreign scams or advanced fee fraud, using unsolicited faxes, email or letters to obtain money or personal information. CID also wants to make the public aware of the criminal implications for Army personnel who actively facilitate these schemes.

  • Vet remembers integration in post-war Germany

    Jul 25, 2008

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Monroe Sweet was in an all-black unit July 26, 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 to provide equal treatment and more opportunities for black servicemen in the Armed Forces.

  • Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war'

    Jul 25, 2008

    A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.

  • Texas Soldiers ready for Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    Soldiers and other servicemembers in Texas worked with local, state and federal first responders this week to protect people and property as Hurricane Dolly, a category 2 storm, came ashore in south Texas.

  • Louisiana Guard unit demobilizing at Fort McCoy enjoys taste of home

    Jul 25, 2008

    The 769th, a Louisiana Army National Guard unit from Baton Rouge, La., returned to Fort McCoy from a tour in Iraq for demobilization processing. Also coming to the Wisconsin Army installation were three World Jambalaya Festival champions to cook a favorite meal for their returning Soldiers.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Veterans of Integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of integration of Armed Forces, veterans who served during that period take a look back.

  • Soldiers Creed

    Jul 25, 2008

    Army Diversity is Army Strong.

  • Depot welcomes new sergeant major

    Jul 25, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot welcomed its new Depot Sergeant Major on July 7.

  • Senate Confirms Dunwoody July 23 for 4th Star

    Jul 25, 2008

    The U.S. Senate confirmed July 23 the historic nomination of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody for promotion to general and assignment, later this Fall, as Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Dunwoody is the first woman in the U.S. Armed Forces to attain the rank of four-star general.

  • Executive chef brings culinary skills to depot

    Jul 25, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Energy. Enthusiasm. Experience. These are a few of the things Scott Laird brings to the table as he was selected as the depotAca,!a,,cs executive chef last month.

  • Marksman Soldiers Prepare for Olympics

    Jul 25, 2008

    FORT BENNING, Ga., July 24, 2008 Aca,!" Six soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are living out their wildest dreams. Maj. Michael E. Anti, Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker, Sgt. 1st Class Daryl L. Szarenski, Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III, Spc. Jeffrey G. Holguin and Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team and will represent the United States at the Olympics Games in Beijing in August.

  • 60th Anniversary of the Integration of the United States Armed Forces

    Jul 25, 2008

    60th Anniversary of the Integration of the United States Armed Forces A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

  • Neurologist brings important skills to Iraq

    Jul 25, 2008

    Medics and doctors play a key role in maintaining the health and safety of U.S. Soldiers throughout Iraq. A doctor from Montgomery Village, Md., brings especially important skills to the combat theater.

  • Practice makes perfect

    Jul 25, 2008

    Soldiers practice exiting from a Black Hawk helicopter before the day's air assault mission that the 101st Airborne Division, 1-187 Infantry Regiment conducted in Al Sadr Yusifiyah, Iraq, on July 13, 2008.

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates quote

    Jul 25, 2008

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates

  • Exceptional camp for exceptional kids

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Activity, commonly referred to by participants as EFMP Camp, was held July 14-18 in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Embracing the unknown: Exceptional family member brings challenges, blessings

    Jul 25, 2008

    A commentary from a parent of an exceptional family member in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Korean Service Corps Pays Tribute to Fallen Comrades

    Jul 25, 2008

    A Korean War veteran gives his respect to his fallen comrades buried in area 22, National Cemetery in Seoul on July 25.

  • CFC check presented to USAG-Red Cloud

    Jul 25, 2008

    USAG-RC presented CFC check for Family Support Youth Program.

  • Warrior wins new motorcycle

    Jul 25, 2008

    July 4, 2008, was a day to remember for Pfc. Miguel Palazuelos, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-15 Field Artillery. He won a 2008 Harley Davidson, Limited Edition, XL 1200cc Custom Sportster valued at $13,000 in the 2008 Aca,!EoeRide FreeAca,!a,,c promotion sponsored by Miller Brewing Company.

  • Stabbing the Beach at JLOTS

    Jul 24, 2008

  • Livengood becomes top enlisted Soldier for Phantom Command

    Jul 24, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola (left), the III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, gives the non-commissioned officerAca,!a,,cs sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Livengood, to symbolize his new responsibility as the command sergeant major of Headquarters Battalion, III Corps, at Fort Hood Texas, July 23.

  • Offerman relinquishes as top enlisted Soldier for Phantom Command

    Jul 24, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Offermann (right) relinquishes the non-commissioned officerAca,!a,,cs sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, the III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, symbolizing his transfer of responsibility of Headquarters Battalion, III Corps, to Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Livengood at Fort Hood, Texas, July 23.

  • Military Police to monitor intersection

    Jul 24, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Military Police will increase efforts to discourage drivers from making illegal turns into the Garrison following a recent accident.

  • Hammers take second USAG-Yongsan softball title

    Jul 24, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A late scoring drive in the final USAG-Yongsan softball championship game July 23 gave the Hammers a second consecutive title win, beating SOCKOR 6-4.

  • Hawaii native son immortalized for giving ultimate sacrifice

    Jul 24, 2008

    Pfc. Herbert K. Pililaau, C Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, a native son of Hawaii, is a true American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 17, 1951, at KoreaAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Heartbreak Ridge.Aca,!A?

  • What to expect when you arrive at Incheon Airport

    Jul 24, 2008

    INCHEON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" When you arrive in Korea at Incheon International Airport, one thing is almost certain - you will be tired and wish you were anywhere else rather than dealing with paperwork. All incoming personnel must first process through the 1st Replacement Company desk at the airport.

  • SF Medic Receives Second Highest Medal

    Jul 24, 2008

    A 20-year veteran, Master Sgt. Brendan O'Connor, formerly a senior medic on a 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Operational Detachment Alpha, was presented the Distinguished Service Cross for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.Four other members of the team received the Silver Star, the Army's third-highest award for valor. Binney recovered from his wounds after treatment at Walter Reed and Womack Army Medical Centers, and now is a pre-medical student at the University of Arizona.

  • Reserve, Guard Medics Train at Fort Hood

    Jul 24, 2008

    Rocket and improvised explosive device attacks, dust-covered ambulances full of injured Soldiers and civilians screeching to a halt, bloody, noisy operating rooms and round-the-clock operations were all part of the most comprehensive medical post-mobilization training ever conducted by First Army. When the last patient was bandaged and the last scalpel was sterilized and stored, the 345th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), the 312th Medical Logistics Company and the 441st Ground Ambulance Company were validated and ready to deploy to save lives and mitigate the suffering of friend and foe alike.

  • Preventive Dentistry Keeps Teeth Fit to Bite

    Jul 24, 2008

    The Preventive Dentistry Course at the AMEDD Center and School equips Soldiers with the skills to provide dental hygiene support, with a focus on Soldiers deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Design of Joint Assault Bridge still in test phase

    Jul 24, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Though only one Joint Assault Bridge vehicle has been completed here during the past two years, the depot is still on track with its JAB production for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army. Design improvements on the bridging system continue, and several JABs are in production now with more planned over the next several years.

  • Care and Compassion

    Jul 24, 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 with the 345th Civil Affairs Brigade working with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Navy and Marine Corps medical teams from the USS Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group joined with their Army counterparts during the six-day project.

  • Bataan Marchers Pay Tribute to Heroes

    Jul 24, 2008

    Wounded warriors led an all-time record of more than 4,400 marchers in the 19th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Twenty-eight wounded warriors who served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq participated in the annual march. The event honors the 75,000 Filipino and U.S. Soldiers who surrendered to Japanese forces in World War II and were forced to march about 100 kilometers from Bataan Peninsula to Camp O'Donnell, a prison camp, in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died, and the survivors endured years of brutal captivity.

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • AMC realigning depot level reparable mission to DLA

    Jul 24, 2008

    The Base Realignment and Closure CommissionAca,!a,,cs 2005 decision brought about many changes for the U.S. Army Materiel Command. One such change is the transfer of depot-level reparables procurement management and related support functions from across AMC to the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Dental Specialists Learn Chair-Side Skills At Fort Sam

    Jul 24, 2008

    Going to the dentist can be an anxiety-ridden experience, particularly when there is a potential root canal or cavity. However, dental assistants are there serving on the frontlines of the dental office, there to greet the patients and help relieve their dental-related fears.

  • Aca,!A"GreywolfAca,!A? Soldiers hone combat; medic skills

    Jul 24, 2008

  • Dunwoody confirmed as first female four-star

    Jul 24, 2008

    The United States Senate confirmed Wednesday the appointment to the grade of general, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody.

  • "Warhorse" takes training to the streets

    Jul 24, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A convoy of M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles crashed through a ramshackle barricade built on the villageAca,!a,,cs barren street. Soldiers dismount from the armored vehicles; each team of men cautiously making their way to one of several buildings.

  • 'Steel Dragon' troops fired up for training; next mission

    Jul 24, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"When we get ready to shoot, nothing in the world matters except for what happens inside that gun,Aca,!A? said Spc. Joshua Twaddell, a 155mm canon crewmember with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division from Philadelphia, Penn.

  • AMC gears up for BRAC-directed logistics consolidation

    Jul 24, 2008

    As a result of recommendations from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, the Defense Logistics Agency has been tasked to reconfigure their wholesale storage and distribution depots into a Aca,!A"hub-and-spokeAca,!A? configuration by September 15, 2011.

  • Old tradition begins anew with 1-82 and the Order of the Silver Spur

    Jul 24, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The thermometer read 98 degrees, sweat poured from brows and the ground was as parched and unforgiving as the noncommissioned officers and officers who were yelling instructions. The officers and enlisted endured the daunting heat and rough physical training as part of the initiation into the Order of the Silver Spur.

  • Former Soldier pursues childhood dream

    Jul 24, 2008

    As an Army retiree who served in combat and suffered service injuries, he has already accomplished much in his life, but there is no chance he is about to slow down now.

  • Soldier keeps clear head to help save life of child

    Jul 24, 2008

    A Fort Drum Soldier recently proved that selfless service and calm under pressure can be displayed at any time, even during a routine trip to the bank.

  • Army commemorates 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Integration

    Jul 24, 2008

    On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the PresidentAca,!a,,cs Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Environmental Command offers technology transfer workshops

    Jul 24, 2008

    Workshops provide Army program managers, range management personnel, and the environmental community with practical technologies and tools that help determine issues requiring new development or study.

  • Army leaders testify to Congress on WTU support

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army leaders testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, outlining initiatives to increase Warrior Transition Unit support to include cadre, medical care providers and facilities for wounded warriors.

  • THE BEST OF THE BEST!

    Jul 24, 2008

    Four Soldiers and four Noncommissioned Officers have been competing this week to see who will be selected as the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic CommandAca,!a,,cs top Noncommissioned Officer and top Soldier.

  • Lt. Gen. Ann Dunwoody

    Jul 24, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ann Dunwoody was confirmed by Congress July 23 for her fourth star, making her the first female four-star general in the U.S. Armed Forces. She will be assigned as the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general.

  • Crane Army Marketing Video Receives Award

    Jul 24, 2008

    The Crane Army Ammunition Activity video, Aca,!A"Supporting the Warfighter,Aca,!A? received a bronze award in the 29th Annual Telly Awards competition for its 2007 marketing video.

  • Military Child Education Agreement Eases Student Moves in 10 States

    Jul 24, 2008

    Delaware, nicknamed Aca,!A"The First State,Aca,!A? became the crucial 10th state to sign the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children July 17 when Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed into law legislation to assist military children as their military parents move to new duty assignments. Adoption of the compact in 10 states was needed to make it operational.

  • Guard helping Texans hit by Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 24, 2008

    Hurricane Dolly hit the Texas coast Wednesday with devastating winds and torrential rain, prompting Gov. Rick Perry to declare several southern counties disaster areas and call out the National Guard.

  • JTF-East training rotating from Romania to Bulgaria

    Jul 24, 2008

    About 900 U.S. Soldiers are now beginning their final week of training with Romanian troops at ranges in the eastern half of this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • NCO Academy Opens Doors To Warriors In Transition For First Time

    Jul 24, 2008

    TheyAca,!a,,cve overcome the difficulties of life on the battlefield, long separations from loved ones and even brushes with death. But despite severe injuries and months out of the physical training loop, seven wounded warriors are willingly taking on a new challenge Aca,!" NCO Academy.

  • Soldier Reunites With Lifesaver 14 Years Later

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre still on fire!Aca,!A? are four distinct words that Staff Sgt. Randall Scharmen clearly remembers. The words were from an unidentified Soldier who rushed to ScharmenAca,!a,,cs rescue and ultimately saved his life during a fatal crash March 23, 1994 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. The crash claimed 23 SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A year later, another Soldier died.

  • ONE Program Welcomes New Garrison Employees To IMCOM Family

    Jul 24, 2008

    Each month, newly assigned Soldiers, civilians and select contractors attend the Installation Management CommandAca,!a,,cs mandatory welcome briefing, which is part of the Orientation for New Employees program.

  • Smoking prompts tooth decay, oral cancer

    Jul 24, 2008

    Smoking prompts tooth decay, oral cancer

  • Guts and glory/Iron Squad Challenge draws tough competition

    Jul 24, 2008

    Thirty student pushed their bodies to the limit July 21 at the Noncommisioned Officer Academy's Iron Squad Challenge.

  • Army partners with academia for emergence of new technology

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army/Arizona State University partner to develop flexible display screen for dismounted Soldier.

  • Father-daughter aviators fly together

    Jul 24, 2008

    CW5 Pat Hicks and his daughter CW3 Felicia Marlow flew together for the first time during refresher training in Daleville, Ala., this summer.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 2

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • National Guard Indy Car

    Jul 24, 2008

    The new #4 National Guard Indy Car propels National Guard recruiting into another sport.

  • EHS students train at FOB Wolverine

    Jul 24, 2008

    A group of Edgewood High School students were put through the paces at Forward Operating Base Wolverine at APG as part of a school partnership initiative.

  • 'Sweet Home Alabama''/164th TAOG Soldiers return

    Jul 24, 2008

    After almost 14 months, the 164th TAOG returned July 20 to Fort Rucker from duty in Iraq and Kuwait.

  • Garmisch MP named IMCOM Soldier of the Year

    Jul 24, 2008

    GARMSICH, Germany Aca,!" Continuing a tradition of excellence from U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Military Police, Sgt. Marco Garced was named the 2008 Installation Management Command Soldier of the Year during competition held July 14-17 at Fort AP Hill, Va.

  • Wounded Soldier returns to Italy to greet comrades as they come home from Afghanistan deployment

    Jul 24, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 24, 2008) -- July has been a month of homecomings for Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team as they return here from a 15-month deployment in Afghanistan. Spc. Jesse A. Murphree of Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), reversed that Afghanistan to Italy airflow July 22 when he traveled from the United States to rejoin his unit as they arrived at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

  • Aviation Battalion conducts ceremony to note its upcoming deployment to Iraq

    Jul 24, 2008

    ILLESHEIM, Germany (July 24, 2008) -- The 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation conducted a ceremony at the airfield on Storck Barracks here July 11 signifying its impending deployment to Iraq. The ceremony marked the end of six months of intensive pre-deployment training, which included logging thousands of flight hours, driving tens of thousands of miles, qualifying in every weapons system in the battalionAca,!a,,cs inventory, and completing convoy live-fire and helicopter gunnery training and a Mission Rehearsal Exercise.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command names its top troops for 2008

    Jul 24, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (July 24, 2008) -- A military police NCO and a transportation management Soldier have been named the best Soldiers in U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command for 2008. Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commander of the 21st TSC, announced the top troops during an award ceremony and dinner at Armstrong's Club here, July 18. The commandAca,!a,,cs NCO of the Year honors went to Staff Sgt. Mark Lewis, a military police squad leader and shift supervisor for the 630th Military Police Company. Pfc. Jason Hancock, a transportation management leader for the 1st Cargo Transport Company was named Soldier of the Year.

  • U.S., Romanian senior noncommissioned officers come together for NCO day at Joint Task Force-East

    Jul 24, 2008

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (July 24, 2008) -- Joint Task Force-East hosted 32 Romanian and U.S. sergeants major during the task force's Noncommissioned Officer Day July 15. Aca,!A"It was a great opportunity to share training (and) military knowledge, and for camaraderie,Aca,!A? said JTF-E Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis. For many of the senior NCOs it was more than just a learning experience. It was a class reunion. Romanian and American members of four graduating classes of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy were reunited at the event here.

  • Warriors compete to lose

    Jul 24, 2008

    After one and a half months and four events, the Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers Aca,!A"Biggest LoserAca,!A? contest wrapped up at Red CloudAca,!a,,cs Physical Fitness Center.

  • Hohenfels supports single Soldiers via BOSS

    Jul 24, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" With the Army emphasizing family support, single Soldiers understandably might believe they are being overlooked.

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