Archive: Jul 2008

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  • Romanian, U.S. Soldiers take part in realistic combined training at Joint Task Force-East facility

    Jul 24, 2008

    BABADAG TRAINING AREA, Romania (July 24, 2008) -- Authentic terrain, nerve-wracking injections and rigorous carries set a realistic tone for Romanian and American Soldiers training here July 14. Aca,!A"I canAca,!a,,ct recreate the conditions they face downrange, but I can certainly replicate them,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Michael Borg, commander of Task Force Vampire, when explaining that combat lifesaver-trained Soldiers are actually required to give their colleagues role-playing as Aca,!A"wounded SoldiersAca,!A? an intravenous line if their mock injuries call for it.

  • Yongsan's Camp Adventure delivers summer fun for kids

    Jul 24, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The South Post swimming pool was packed with children diving and splashing on a scorching afternoon. Probably a typical scene here in summer, but most of the children were campers from YongsanAca,!a,,cs Camp Adventure, enjoying their favorite summer camp activity.

  • U.S. paratroopers share airborne skills with Romanian counterparts

    Jul 24, 2008

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (July 24, 2008) -- A team of U.S. Airmen and Soldiers spent a day at Joint Task Force-East here training Romanian troops in airborne operations skills July 15. Airmen from the 786th Security Forces Squadron and Soldiers from their partner unit, the 5th Quartermaster Company, trained troops of the Romanian Special Operations Battalion as part of Carpathian Summer 2008, an annual air force training rotation.

  • Soldiers, statistics show spirit of all-volunteer force alive and well in U.S. Army Europe

    Jul 24, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (July 24, 2008) -- As the United States military celebrates the 35th anniversary of AmericaAca,!a,,cs all-volunteer force this year, there are signs that U.S. Army Europe Soldiers are helping to keep alive the spirit that makes a volunteer force possible. In the years since the last draft at the end of the Vietnam War, Americans have continued to volunteer for the armed forces to support and defend the Constitution, and the Army has kept its ranks filled in spite of numerous conflicts, long deployments, separation from home, and hazardous duty.

  • Long Island Orchestra performs at Yongsan

    Jul 24, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Long Island Youth Orchestra performs July 21 at Yongsan Garrison, Seoul.

  • New training program prepares volunteers for child care

    Jul 23, 2008

    Parents gathered at Pear Blossom Cottage July 15 to undertake a four-hour Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting Training orientation program to become certified child care providers in any Army unit setting.

  • Free culture classes help ease transition to Korea

    Jul 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Moving is never an easy task, especially overseas. To help ease transitions for newcomers, Yongsan Army Community Service offers a host of free classes to smooth the potential culture shock of living in Korea.

  • USAG-RC Soldiers place 1st in 8th Army Swimming Championship

    Jul 23, 2008

    Forty-five competitors from throughout the South Korean peninsula participated in Eighth Army Swimming Championship.

  • Officials: Seoul weather advisory

    Jul 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - A severe weather advisory is in effect for the Seoul area until 12 a.m. July 25.

  • General Campbell Thanks Command Team for Outstanding Service

    Jul 23, 2008

    FORSCOM Commander presents award to Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch prior to 3rd Infantry Division Change of Command July 14.

  • 3rd Infantry Division Changes Command

    Jul 23, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Tony CucoloAca,!a,,cs assumes command of the 3rd Infantry Division, July 14 from Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch.

  • Education Fair Preps Families For New School Year

    Jul 23, 2008

    Family members, Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and the local community swarmed Club StewartAca,!a,,cs ballroom during the Fort Stewart Education and Community Fair, July 16.

  • Covenant Helps BOSS Improve Barracks Life

    Jul 23, 2008

    Barracks life for single Soldiers has changed considerably over the last 50 years. Covenant helps BOSS improve barracks life

  • DODDS free, reduced price school lunch program can offer savings for eligible families

    Jul 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Families eligible for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools free or reduced school lunch program can apply now at Army Community Service.

  • Dark Horse troops perform air assault

    Jul 23, 2008

  • Paratroopers with enlistment waivers prove to be leaders

    Jul 23, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Clarence Masiwemai wasn't always the prototype of a paratrooper. In fact, he had so many brushes with the law because of his brawling before joining the Army that he needed a waiver to be allowed to enlist.

  • Long Knife Shadows fly day and night

    Jul 23, 2008

    TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq Aca,!" The Long Knife BrigadeAca,!a,,cs unmanned aerial vehicle platoon is running missions at its new location here and immediately making improvements.

  • "Greywolf" troops scan the sky for resupply

    Jul 23, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A small group of military vehicles sat in a large field, thick with tall grass. In the distance, a humvee slowly made its way over the rough terrain toward the group.

  • "Dark Horse" spends day with family

    Jul 23, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Jessica Brown, of Houston, Texas, is married to Sgt. Derek Brown, of Company D, Forward Support Company, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Regiment. The couple spend most of their marriage separated by deployments and training. As a matter of fact, they had their first child together, Haley, 9 months, while Derek, of Grand Rapids, Mich., deployed to Iraq.

  • Artillerymen train in Kuwait

    Jul 23, 2008

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" The long waits in morning traffic at Fort Hood, Texas, were easily forgettable as Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, Aca,!A"Black Dragons,Aca,!A? rolled out of their beds to conduct morning physical training on a soft sand road just a few yards away from their bunks in KuwaitAca,!a,,cs northern desert.

  • Black Dragons flawless in Kuwait

    Jul 23, 2008

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" As the hot sun beat down, the field artillery battalion sent more than 140 artillery rounds downrange during a three-day certification at the Camp Buehring firing range in June.

  • Army Publishes Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Army Growth and Fo

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced today the availability of the final supplemental programmatic environmental impact statement (SPEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with alternatives for growing and realigning the ArmyAca,!a,,cs force structure to support military operations in the Pacific Theater.

  • U.S. Army Hospital Renamed in Honor of Col. Brian D. Allgood

    Jul 23, 2008

    The United States Army Garrison, YongSan, Korea, renamed the Army hospital there in honor of Col. Brian D. Allgood in a memorial ceremony June 30. In recognition of his outstanding service and significant contributions to the Army Medical Department and the U.S. Army, this medical treatment facility was officially memorialized and became the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital.

  • Army wins national pistol title for first time in decades

    Jul 23, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit brought home the top trophies from this year's National Pistol Matches July 10 to 13, besting about 700 pistol shooters from around the country.

  • Cadet Links Football to Army Leadership

    Jul 23, 2008

    Story describes Army recruiters' involvement at an all-star high school football game. A West Point cadet was the key note speaker at the game's banquet. Army recruiters provided the ceremonial coin, the color guard, national anthem singer, and Army air tunnels. The Army's intense exposure at community event shows recruiters care for local community sports.

  • Corps of Engineers, NOAA deploy 'Smart Buoy' in Chesapeake

    Jul 23, 2008

    An Army Corps of Engineers boat crew and a team of oceanographers deployed the nationAca,!a,,cs latest Aca,!A"smart buoyAca,!A? at the mouth of the Rappahannock River July 19.

  • Long Knives, Romanian unit partnership begins

    Jul 23, 2008

    COB ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Leadership and staff from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Aca,!A"Long KnifeAca,!A? Brigade, met their counterparts from RomaniaAca,!a,,cs 151st Infantry Battalion, Aca,!A"Black WolvesAca,!A? Jul 18.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 1

    Jul 23, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Integrated Force

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Army celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Integration. Drill Sergeant Lawrence Bessey tells how Basic Trainees benefit from diversity.

  • Infantryman rejoins Army to lead combat troops

    Jul 23, 2008

    When Sgt. Victor Faggiano was growing up in Manchester, N.H., he always knew the military was the choice for him in life.

  • Joint training

    Jul 23, 2008

    Soldiers undergo sling-load training using a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 on Chabelley Air Field in Djibouti, July 14, 2008. The Soldiers are part of a joint combat search and rescue team with 4th Platoon, Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, and they apply the training to aircraft and personnel recovery missions.

  • David S.C. Chu quote

    Jul 23, 2008

    David S.C. Chu, defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness

  • Building an expeditionary port

    Jul 23, 2008

    Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008, currently underway, is an annual exercise that increases the Army and Navy's ability to build improvised ports for transporting equipment from ship to shore when a harbor or pier has been damaged or is nonexistent. About 1,500 pieces of rolling equipment and shipping containers are being moved from ships with a series of lighterage systems (floating roadways) and smaller boats to improvised piers on the shore.

  • Texas Guard gears up for Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 23, 2008

    At least 600 Texas National Guard members prepared for storm duty Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Dolly beat a northwestward path over the Gulf of Mexico toward southern Texas.

  • Olympians visit European garrisons

    Jul 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" A visit to Germany from two world-class athletes stretched children at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and USAG Grafenwoehr in a few new directions.

  • Service remembers, honors nine Soldiers killed in battle in Afghanistan

    Jul 23, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 23, 2008) -- Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and members of the Vicenza military community gathered July 18 to remember and honor nine of their comrades who died in battle earlier this month. Nine Soldiers from the 2nd platoon of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), were manning an outpost with 25 Afghan Soldiers when they died in combat during a insurgent attack in Wanat, Afghanistan, July 13.

  • Soldiers of 16th Sustainment Brigade load up, move out for deployment in Iraq

    Jul 23, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (July, 23, 2008) -- The Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 16th Sustainment Brigade completed their final pre-deployment preparations at the Deployment Processing Center and departed from Ramstein Air Base here for deployment in Iraq July 19. The brigade will conduct sustainment operations there in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While at the DPC, the Soldiers from the 16th SB completed their final passenger manifests, listened to a threat briefing from their commander, and measured and weighed their baggage and equipment for the flight.

  • Program change shortens newcomer inprocessing by 1 day

    Jul 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The Yongsan Readiness Center, the central inprocessing and orientation center for nearly everyone on orders to Korea, will start a new four-day program Aug. 1.

  • Traffic accident raises concerns

    Jul 23, 2008

    A U.S. Army noncommissioned officer driving a privately owned vehicle initiated a left turn coming from off post into Yongsan Garrison Gate No. 1 around 9 a.m. July 23.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldiers tackle reintegration, 'reset' upon return from deployment

    Jul 23, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 23, 2008) -- Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team who began returning this month from a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan, are learning there is more to coming home than just dropping off their gear and heading to Fort Living Room. There are friends and Family members to get reacquainted with; room keys, household goods and vehicles to sign for; money to collect from finance; medical check-ups and records to update; and identification cards to verify.

  • USAG-Yongsan Online Welcome Guide

    Jul 22, 2008

    The 2008 Welcome to Korea Guide hits the streets July 25. This online version is specifically designed for newcomers to the USAG-Yongsan community. USAG-Yongsan supports Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members with Army-standard installation facilities, spacious housing areas, 5-star restaurants, new first-rate recreational centers, and spectacular access to Korean food and culture. The Republic of Korea is a great place to live, work or visit. Whether this is your first tour to Korea or a return assignment, you can look forward to a personally and professionally rewarding experience in the Land of the Morning Calm.

  • 301st Military Intelligence Bn. makes wedding day memorable

    Jul 22, 2008

    When most Soldiers find out their unit is being mobilized and will soon deploy, all-important life plans are put on hold. When a wedding is one of those events, some couples head to the courthouse for an uneventful exchange of vows with a justice of the peace, and then they return the next day or week with wedding rings and simply Aca,!A"drive on,Aca,!A? as the Army saying goes.

  • FRSAs vital link between commanders, families

    Jul 22, 2008

    Unit family readiness groups (FRGs) exist to help address needs that arise out of questions like: What can my spouse do to better tolerate our separation' Where can we get help for a child whoAca,!a,,cs having difficulties at school' Are resources available to help us manage deployment pay'

  • Kids learn teamwork, drug education at DEFY camp

    Jul 22, 2008

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrien Allen from the USS Chafey sat in a small raft offshore here, July 11, shouting words of distress to a small group of children on the beach. The children located a rope, tied a knot and cast the rope out to sea.

  • Army Hawaii receives military's first gold-certified homes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Olympic hopefuls are not the only ones going for the gold this summer. Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) will deliver the militaryAca,!a,,cs first homes to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Gold Certification.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • AMC deputy visits Letterkenny

    Jul 22, 2008

    Shortly after being nominated by President Bush as the first female four-star general, Lt. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, paid a visit to Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa.

  • 'Operation Lily Pad' aims to save lives in hurricanes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Louisiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted an exercise Sunday aimed at evacuating refugees in the event of a hurricane striking the state.

  • Culture adds flavor to Picatinny

    Jul 22, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal community members observed Multicultural and Employee Day by hosting a special celebration for Picatinny employees and their family members here July 10.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Joining Together

    Jul 22, 2008

    El Paso, Texas, joined the growing number of American cities to strengthen its commitment to Soldiers.

  • Ceremony marks start of $30 million steam sterilization plant project

    Jul 22, 2008

    Fort Detrick added a critical link in the chain leading to the National Interagency Biodefense Campus today. A small crowd of state and local dignitaries, Fort Detrick leaders and Soldiers gathered today at the future site of the fort's new steam sterilization plant for a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Philippines

    Jul 22, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, Germany-The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently supported a U.S. Agency for International Development mission to the Philippines after the country was hit by a typhoon last month.

  • Improving reaction time

    Jul 22, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Sexton fires the M-16A2 rifle during reflex shooting training, which is the ability to react quickly and accurately to an immediate enemy threat, during the Patriot exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 16, 2008. Patriot is an annual exercise held across the United States that increases the warfighting capabilities of the National Guard and the reserve and active components of the U.S. Air Force and Army. The participation of Canadian, United Kingdom and Dutch forces increases combined effectiveness.

  • Having a blast at Remagen

    Jul 22, 2008

    Soldiers who start Basic Combat Training usually know that training requires them to push themselves to the edge physically. However, the most dangerous training they will undergo during their 10 weeks in BCT does not involve running, sit-ups or push-ups. At the Remagen Hand Grenade Range, Soldiers learn the proper technique of throwing M-67 hand grenades Aca,!"Aca,!" lethal weapons that detonate within three to five seconds after being activated.

  • Music from 2 cultures

    Jul 22, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Hager, the 101st Airborne Division band director, conducts the joint Afghan National Army and 101st bands July 17, 2008, during a training event at Bagram Air Field.

  • Army Partners with Wisconsin All-Star Game

    Jul 22, 2008

    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The U.S. Army Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for their all-star game July 19. Army air tunnels were used to introduce the Wisconsin high school football players. The battalion executive officer provided a unit coin for the coin toss. Army recruiters conducted a color guard and a recruiter sang the national anthem.

  • Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum quote

    Jul 22, 2008

    Chief of the National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum who spoke, along with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a National Guard family support volunteer workshop, July 21, 2008

  • Bird's-eye view of Baghdad

    Jul 22, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus gives an aerial tour of Baghdad to Sen. Barack Obama July 21, 2008.

  • Boy Scout revamps Landstuhl Fisher House garden

    Jul 22, 2008

    A 16-year-old Boy Scout made it his mission to expand and reconstruct a relaxation garden for wounded troops and their families staying at the Fisher House by Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

  • Lean Six Sigma project saves money, environment in Heidelberg

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" The Rumbling Rubbish/Keep It Green Lean Six Sigma project in Heidelberg, Germany, has the potential to save the garrison several hundred thousand dollars.

  • Electronic library kiosk bound for Iraq

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Camp Victory in Iraq is nearly 2,000 miles from the nearest Army Library in Europe. But soldiers deployed at the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport will soon have access to a broad spectrum of such resources via an e-Branch kiosk.

  • Najaf Airport provides travel, economic boost to southern provinces

    Jul 22, 2008

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki stepped off the first plane landing in Najaf International Airport and waved to cheering crowds July 20.

  • Soldiers remember fallen heroes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Photos from a memorial service to Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez and Spc. Byron Fouty near the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center headquarters at Camp Victory July 21

  • German cadets train on the job with U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade as it prepares fo

    Jul 22, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (July 21, 2008) -- The quest for knowledge and experience in the military crosses national borders and recognizes all uniforms. Sometimes that quest translates into theater security cooperation at the most elemental scale, making U.S. Army Europe and NATO a little bit better, one Soldier at a time. Nadine Steindorf and Fabian Rasch, warrant officer cadets in the German air force and army, respectively, are training with U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade as the brigade prepares to deploy to Iraq. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre here to support the allies. If thatAca,!a,,cs what they want us to do, they can come here to train with us,Aca,!A? said Michael Cormier, the 172nd's partnership officer.

  • Europe District creates web-based GIS server

    Jul 22, 2008

    If there is a geographic component to the CorpsAca,!a,,cs work in Europe, Thomas Rodehaver has it or wants it.

  • District shows it's "Always Prepared"

    Jul 22, 2008

    Being always prepared is not only applicable to the Boy Scouts. ItAca,!a,,cs also applicable to the CorpsAca,!a,,c Europe District, which continually sends volunteers to train on FEST-A (Forward Engineer Support Team Aca,!" Advanced) teams.

  • Summer hire program gives Yongsan teens valuable work experience

    Jul 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan's first four-week session of its summer hire program came to a close July 18, with 55 high school students gaining valuable skills working in military units. The program gave Family Members a first-hand look at federal employment, along with providing commanders and managers extra resources during the summer relocation season. The second session started July 21, with 58 more teens working in Yongsan organizations through Aug. 15.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion uncases colors during activation ceremony in Schweinfurt

    Jul 22, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (July 21, 2008) -- The colors of the 15th Engineer Battalion were unfurled for the first time in 17 years during an activation ceremony on Conn Barracks here July 16. Linking the engineersAca,!a,,c past and present, Lt. Col. David E. Hurley Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley J. Houston uncased the colors of their battalion with a little help from the 15thAca,!a,,cs last acting command sergeant major, 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Charles M. Twardzicki.

  • Amusement park offers summer fun

    Mar 4, 2012

    YONGIN, Republic of Korea -- One way to beat the summer heat is by visiting one of Korea's premiere amusement parks. Everland Resort offers the daily "Summer Splash Parade" ending with a spectacular water show.

  • Red Cloud women's softball team wins Interservice tournament in Japan

    Jul 21, 2008

    he USAG-RC womenAca,!a,,cs softball team won the Firecracker Shootout Interservice Softball Tournament in Okinawa, Japan, July 6, beating the host-side Okinawa Yardbusters, 27-16 in the final.

  • Fires Brigade hosts pool party for local orphanage

    Jul 21, 2008

    More than 90 children from Isaac House Orphanage visited Camp Hovey gym July 12 for a day of games, food and aquatic leisure at the invitation of Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade.

  • New online welcome video showcases Army life in Korea, embraces the latest in web communications too

    Jul 21, 2008

    Installation Management Command Korea Region has launched a social networking channel to give newcomers information about Army life in Korea.

  • Veteran remembers Army integration 60 years ago

    Jul 21, 2008

    A World War II veteran of an all-black infantry unit recounts integration of the U.S. Army in Europe following signing of Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948.

  • Aca,!A"The Road to GloryAca,!A? The Purple Heart

    Jul 21, 2008

    The first Purple Heart was not called by that name, nor was it awarded for a combat wound.

  • Soldier continues Jujitsu training while in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2008

    He moved from being locked in the guard to base with little effort, wrapped his opponent's neck in the crook of his arm and locked in until his opponent's head turned fuscia.

  • Fort Bliss Legion of Merit recipient reminisces

    Jul 21, 2008

    Col. Heidi V. Brown received the Legion of Merit during a ceremony following her departure from serving as the Deputy Commander and Assistant Commandant to Fort Bliss Air Defense Artillery Center.

  • WOMEN'S TEAM TO COMPETE IN LUCENEC, SLOVAK REPUBLIC FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • Covenant creates CYS partnerships in community

    Jul 21, 2008

    Fort Bliss Child and Youth Services is utilizing Army Family and Community Covenant funding to expand programs and facilities as well as build partnerships within the El Paso community.

  • Covenant funds Fort Bliss ACS programs

    Jul 21, 2008

    Due to increased support from the Army Family and Community Covenants, the Fort Bliss Army Community Service (ACS) organization is able to augment programs with additional staff and resources and build partnerships between Fort Bliss and El Paso.

  • "Gifts to Army" Web Site Launches July 21

    Jul 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army launched a new web site today, July 21, called Aca,!A"Gifts to ArmyAca,!A? which is an online resource developed to streamline and process gifts that American citizens and organizations contribute to benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • Brig. Gen. James L. Hodge

    Jul 21, 2008

  • Robots in Alaska

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers from the 95th Chemical Company in Valdez, Alaska, set up a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear unmanned ground reconnaissance robot control station.

  • Col. Angela Pereira quote

    Jul 21, 2008

    Col. Angela Pereira, director of Soldier and Family Support Services for the Europe Regional Medical Command

  • This page is currently under construction

    Jul 21, 2008

    This page is currently under construction. Please visit www.sddc.army.mil.

  • Freedom Rest helps Soldiers escape

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers melt away stress in the steaming sauna; they lounge around the swimming pool watching one another leap from the high dive; some use the workout room to improve their bodies and their moods. The scene is similar to any resort.

  • USAAC Soldiers win top TRADOC titles

    Jul 21, 2008

    A Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor from the University of Wisconsin Aca,!" La Crosse, and an infantryman from Fort Benning, Ga., were named the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Wrangler Brigade Leads in Combat Fashion

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade stationed here are heading out for combat in style these days, with the new Army Combat Shirt added to their combat gear as the latest and greatest uniform addition.

  • Integrated Forces

    Jul 21, 2008

    Under Secretary of the Army reflects on 60th anniversary of Integrated Force.

  • Mercedes Wild

    Jul 21, 2008

    Sixty years after the Berlin Airlift, Mercedes Wild sits down with Spc. Cody Wilson as she tells the tale of her 'Chocolate Uncle.'

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells reduced stigma, more choices

    Jul 21, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers seeking behavioral health care on U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt have a myriad of options for care and treatment: Military Family Life Counselors, Social Work Services, psychiatrists, psychologists, chaplains, and now, thanks to the RESPECT-Mil program, primary care providers.

  • John Acosta quote

    Jul 21, 2008

    John Acosta, Veterans Administration loan administration officer, encouraging veterans to seek alternatives to foreclosure including payment assistance, repayment plans, special forbearance, loan modification, refunding, compromise sales and private sales

  • Returning from Iraq

    Jul 21, 2008

    Approximately 105 Soldiers from the West Point, Va.-based 237th Engineer Company returned to Virginia July 20, after serving in Iraq since September 2007. The Soldiers landed at their demobilization station at Fort McCoy, Wisc., July 16 and have been conducting administrative activities to transition from active duty back into traditional National Guard status. While based in West Point, the 237th Engineer Company has members from various areas across Virginia.

  • Preparing for landings

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers and members practice ship-to-shore landings during training at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

  • Program aims for earlier detection of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

    Jul 21, 2008

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has plagued Soldiers throughout time, but with the help of new programs todayAca,!a,,cs Army medical professionals are hoping to improve early identification of the symptoms of PTSD and get Soldiers the help they need, while reducing fears about the negative perceptions or repercussions of seeking mental health treatment.

  • Army mental health programs continue building on care for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army is reminding Soldiers and their Families of the many available mental health and well-being programs to assist them with stress during the traditionally busy Summer months, when Soldiers and their Families often move from one duty assignment to the next in addition to many wartime stresses.

  • Course develops leaders overseas

    Jul 21, 2008

    In an effort to save time, money and hassle, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, hosted a Base Camp Development PlannerAca,!a,,cs Course (BCDC) at their Wiesbaden headquarters May 13 -16, allowing 17 students from across the Corps, U.S. Army Europe, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe and Southwest Asia, to train without crossing the Atlantic.

  • All for one - one for all

    Jul 21, 2008

    One can easily overlook the small U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office on the U.S. Air Force base in Spangdahlem, Germany. But shrouded by the shadows of these striking facilities are project engineers like Martin Ritzmann, Shaun Frost, and Louis Reagan, who humbly go about their daily business as the unheralded force of all this new base construction.

  • Stamp brings two cultures together

    Jul 21, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The San Marino-American Friendship Association celebrated its 30th anniversary this month, and in honor of the occasion, San Marino, one of the most ancient European republics, issued a stamp which depicts the respective countriesAca,!a,,c Statues of Liberty.

  • Coming Together

    Jul 21, 2008

    The largest project here is GrafenwoehrAca,!a,,cs unique gated community called Netzaberg, which will provide 835 build-to-lease family housing units with an integrated town center, including an elementary and middle school, chapel, child development center, youth services center, shoppette, and sports fields.

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