Archive: Jul 2008

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  • Personal Courage Kept Me Going

    Jul 10, 2008

    Named the 2007 Soldier of the Year by Army Times, Capt. Scott Smiley is a living example of the SoldierAca,!a,,cs creed. Every day, he puts the mission first and refuses to accept defeat. He is disciplined, physically and mentally tough, and proficient in his warrior tasks and drills. He is ready to engage and destroy the enemies of the U.S. He is a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. And, he is blind.

  • Anniston builds new mine-plowing vehicle for the Marine Corps

    Jul 10, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Depot production of the Assault Breacher Vehicle revved up Monday when the first plow-equipped tank was shipped to the Marines.

  • 1st Space Brigade Change of Command

    Jul 10, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell (left) charges Col. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth with responsibility of the 1st Space Brigade during a Change of Command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base's Patriot Park, July 10.

  • AMC deputy commander visits Tobyhanna

    Jul 10, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, recently visited Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., and attended two briefings; command perspectives and corporate culture, and then joined depot leaders on a driving and walking tour of Tobyhanna. Points of interest along the route included the new Child Development Center, family housing, Firefinder radar test site, Electro-Optics/Night Vision Division, Blue Force Tracking, Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar Simulator, AN/TPS-75 Air Defense Radar System and Multiple Threat Emitter Systems. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center for ground communications and electronics. About 5,800 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Guard units receive more high-tech Lakota helicopters

    Jul 10, 2008

    LouisianaAca,!a,,cs Aviation Command last week became the latest National Guard unit to receive the new light utility UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

  • JTF-E training kicks off in Romania

    Jul 10, 2008

    A June 30 ceremony marked the official beginning of Joint Task Force-East's second annual rotation.

  • Field Band performs tribute to Medal of Honor recipient

    Jul 10, 2008

    A special concert by the U.S. Army Field Band July 5 in Latrobe, Pa., honored an American who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country: Medal of Honor recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis.

  • Army 233rd Birthday

    Jul 10, 2008

    Cake cutting ceremony by Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno on the Army 233rd Birthday

  • Salvadorian General Visits Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 10, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commander, U.S. Army South escorted Brig. Gen. Ruben Rubio, chief of staff, army of El Salvador, to the United States and El Salvador 2nd Bilateral Army Staff Talks at the Department of Combat Medic Training July 2.

  • USAMRIID scientist selected for unique leadership position

    Jul 10, 2008

    Leonard A. Smith, Ph.D., a world renowned scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has been selected to fill one of just 42 elite positions in the U.S. Army. He is the InstituteAca,!a,,cs newest Aca,!EoeAca,!EoeST,Aca,!A? a designation given to scientists and engineers who combine world-class technical expertise with demonstrated scientific leadership. An ST position is equivalent to a civilian Senior Executive Service position or the military rank of brigadier general.

  • Chemical defense collaboration protects nation

    Jul 10, 2008

    What was once a barn for goats is now a place for scientists on the forefront of chemical defense research to test their theories to help in protecting and healing the nationAca,!a,,cs warfighters. A sturdy 6,800-square-foot structure made of concrete blocks, the barn was transformed into the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical DefenseAca,!a,,cs Collaborative Research Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Nutrition Care Specialists Help Soldiers Stay Fit, Healthy

    Jul 10, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Many people are on a quest to get healthier or fitter and start with changing their eating habits. As they seek out healthier food and drinks, they may run into a roadblock Aca,!" nutritional labels. Almost all are filled with letters of the alphabet, like A, B and D, and strange ingredients that sound far from natural, let alone nutritional.

  • Fort Detrick safety office tapped for MEDCOM award

    Jul 10, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick's safety office received signal honors recently at the AUSA medical conference in San Antonio, Texas. Safety director Rudy Spencer accepted the the Medical Command Safety Excellence Award June 12 at the conference. The award was presented by Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker and Command Sgt. Maj. Althea Dixon. In addition to a plaque, the office won a $10,000 check for the garrison.

  • Fort Sam Assists With Recovery Of Freed Hostages

    Jul 10, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Years of preparation by U.S. Army South, Brooke Army Medical Center, Northrop Grumman Corp. and family members finally came to fruition on the night of July 2 when three American civilian contractors stepped foot in San Antonio.

  • TOG Homecoming

    Jul 10, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers return from Horn of Africa deployment.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan Speaks

    Jul 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe speaks with the Afghan National Army's Chief of General Staff.

  • The Science of Victory

    Jul 10, 2008

    A five-minute video that emphasizes the vital importance of basic research and the people who perform it to the Department of Defense mission and the future of our nation's security. This video is sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, U.S. Army.

  • Fore the Future

    Jul 10, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" William Hartford, 8-year-old son of Deputy U.S. National Military Representative to SHAPE Lt. Col. Charles and Rebecca Hartford, recently won the Gen. Sir John Akehurst Bowl Golf Championship pitting against a few fellow golfers and more than 40 adults to take first place by one stroke.

  • Darmstadt says farewell to Black Forest friends

    Jul 10, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt, which closes next month, marked 20 years of camaraderie with the Association for the Promotion of German-American Friendship during the two organizationsAca,!a,,c last exchange activity.

  • First 'Sky Soldiers' of 173rd Airborne Brigade return from deployment in Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 9, 2008) -- Advance elements from the six battalions of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team began the unit's return home from a 14-month deployment to Afghanistan this month. That trickle of Aca,!A"Sky SoldiersAca,!A? began to grow into a torrent as about 250 Solders from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) and the 173rd Special Troops Battalion arrived here July 5 to the cheers, hugs and kisses of friends, families and colleagues at their home stations here and in Bamberg, Germany. The remainder of the brigade is scheduled to return throughout July and August.

  • Political, diplomatic and military leaders get a look at Joint Task Force-East

    Jul 10, 2008

    MIKHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIRFIELD ADMINISTRATION CENTER, Romania (July 09, 2008) -- Almost 30 diplomatic, military and political leaders from several countries got a glimpse of Joint Task Force Aca,!" East during a July 2 Aca,!A"Distinguished Visitors DayAca,!A? tour. The tour is the second of its kind at JTF-E, and one of the dayAca,!a,,cs highest-ranking U.S. visitors noted the operationAca,!a,,cs improvements. Aca,!A"I was truly impressed then, but I am much more impressed now when I consider how far Romania and the U.S. have come in just one year,Aca,!A? said Nicholas Taubman, U.S. ambassador to Romania.

  • Korean elementary school students tour Yongsan Garrison

    Jul 10, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Children from SeoulAca,!a,,cs Eungbong Elementary School toured Yongsan Garrison July 2. The 35 sixth-graders got a close-up look at Yongsan Fire Station operations, tried on firefighter equipment, climbed aboard a fire engine, and received a class from Fire Inspector Pak Chang-pom on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. The children also visited the Tactical Vehicle Maintenance Motor Pool of the 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion. Staff Sgt. Stacey Jackson, 532nd MIB, showed the kids a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly known as Aca,!A"Humvee.Aca,!A? This visit was part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program.

  • Armor Soldiers join Iraqi comrades for peaceful 'raid' on village

    Jul 10, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (July 9, 2008) -- The mission was simple: conduct a raid to gather information on extremists in the area, search for weapons caches and do Aca,!A"human-terrain mapping.Aca,!A? The day was still young when Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, along with shurta (policemen) from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Division, made final preparations for a raid on the village of al Batta, Iraq.

  • Taxi service doubles; AAFES working long-term solution

    Jul 9, 2008

  • Commander's Corner: Community information a mouse click away

    Jul 9, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" In this week's Commander's Corner, USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks about the importance of exercising your right to vote.

  • Yongsan CYS hiring for 26 positions

    Jul 9, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan Child and Youth Services has immediate part-time and full-time job openings in the Child Development Center, School-Age Services, Middle School and Teen Program, and Youth Sports.

  • Country star Sherrie Austin main event at Yongsan July 4th festival

    Jul 9, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Keeping the Yongsan tradition of country music performances at Independence Day festivals, country star Sherrie Austin brought her greatest hits to the stage July 4th.

  • Padres welcome SMA, Secretary Ford

    Jul 9, 2008

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston enjoy the Padres vs. Marlins at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., from a suite shared with Warrior Transition Unit cadre and families, July 8. Preston also threw the ceremonial first pitch to open the game.

  • Secretary Ford, SMA visit FCS lab

    Jul 9, 2008

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston tour the System of Systems Integration Lab for Future Combat Systems at the Huntington Beach Campus, Ca., July 8.

  • British officer awarded Order of Saint Maurice for contributions to infantry

    Jul 9, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" For U.S. infantrymen, the opportunity to recognize foreign military officers with the Order of Saint Maurice is rare.

  • Never leave a fallen comrade: First Team learns personnel recovery

    Jul 9, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from numerous units within the 1st Cavalry Division gathered at the 1st Air Cavalry Aca,!A"WarriorAca,!A? Brigade headquarters for training in personnel recovery, July 9.

  • Army Wife Shares Story to Inspire Others

    Jul 9, 2008

    Becoming a Family means different things to different people. For some it may mean getting married, for others, it may mean having a child. For military wife Devin Patton, it meant finally feeling like a member of the Army Family. Her initial feelings of loneliness and transitioning to life in a new Army community became the topic of a story Patton wrote about in the recently published book, Aca,!A"Household Baggage Handlers.Aca,!A?

  • Blackjack leaders meet with Austin City managers

    Jul 9, 2008

    AUSTIN, Texas- In order to know what it takes to make a city of almost a million people function on a day-to-day basis, troops from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent the day in Austin, Texas for a block of specialized instruction from the people who do it every day.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers Celebrate Independence Day

    Jul 9, 2008

  • Anew at 42: Army Provides Soldier with Fulfilling Life Opportunity

    Jul 9, 2008

    Pvt. Felecia Letzeisen has been known to carry around a photo album with pictures of her property back home in Indiana. It shows the land before cultivation Aca,!" barren and bare Aca,!" and after Aca,!" lush and green. She is proud of what she has accomplished with it. Aca,!A"I like sharing beauty with the world, and during a time of war, beauty will bring a smile to anyoneAca,!a,,cs heart,Aca,!A? said the Company A, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade Soldier. LetzeisenAca,!a,,cs personal story is also a thing of beauty, somewhat a tale of cultivation and one that certainly has a few unwritten chapters.

  • Fort Lee Commanding General Reaches Out to Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers probably has a tremendous list of tasks awaiting his attention as the new commanding general, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee. Connecting with Soldiers is one of them, and the 55-year-old didnAca,!a,,ct waste any time in doing so. In less than a month after taking the helm at Fort Lee, he extended his hand in support, bringing in nationally-known music artists for a free, open-to-the public concert event that was held June 27.

  • Promoting Safety with HEAT

    Jul 9, 2008

    The HEAT is a simple yet sophisticated training module that represents an up-armored Humvee. The purpose of the training, which was deemed mandatory for every enlisted Soldier since September 2007 by the DoD, is to simulate a Humvee rollover.

  • Army breaks 34-year streak of fatal 4th of July accidents

    Jul 9, 2008

    Over the recent 4th of July holiday weekend, no active-duty Soldiers died due to off-duty related activities.

  • Warriors Celebrate Anniversary

    Jul 9, 2008

    The Fort Lee Warrior Transition Unit celebrated its one year conception on July 2, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, said the WTU is ingrained in his heart forever.

  • Integration of the U.S. Army

    Jul 9, 2008

    Photos from World War I from the U.S. Army Military History Institute.The captions come from the actual hand-written notes on the back of these historic photographs.

  • Army athletes compete in Olympic Track & Field Trials

    Jul 9, 2008

    Air Force World Class Athlete Capt. Kevin Eastler led military competitors in the Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field by earning his second Olympic berth in the 20-kilometer race walk, as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top competitor finished fourth.

  • Mississippi based aviation unit cases colors, Connecticut team steps into theater role

    Jul 9, 2008

    ConnecticutAca,!a,,cs loss is a gain for Mississippi and Illinois. The National Guard Soldiers of Task Force AVCRAD who served under the colors of the 1108th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot are on their way home, and the Groton, Connecticut-based 1109th AVCRAD has taken up the mission of executing the Theater Aviation Maintenance Program, supporting both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Adm. Mike Mullen quote

    Jul 9, 2008

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, during a meeting with enlisted Soldiers in Mosul, Iraq

  • Cultural Exchange

    Jul 9, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell helps an Iraqi boy practice his English phone etiquette before rejoining an entourage led by Gen. David Petraeus and Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, as they walk through the Thawra 1 neighborhood of Sadr City, Baghdad.

  • Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Faces Critical Cost Growth

    Jul 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army notified Congress July 9 of a Nunn-McCurdy breach with the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program. The prime contractor for this program is Bell-Textron. The Army sent July 3 a critical program deviation report to the Under Secretary Of Defense Aca,!" Acquisition, Technology And Logistics (USD(AT&L)), satisfying the statutory requirement to provide notification of critical military-acquisition program deviations. Neither the program nor the contract is terminated by this breach.

  • Covenant signings part of Independence Day celebrations

    Jul 9, 2008

    During the Fourth of July celebration in Newport News, city officials and leaders from Fort Eustis, Va., took a moment to reflect on the relationship between the community and post by signing the Army Community Covenant.

  • Army Reserve launches partnership with Auto Group

    Jul 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army Reserve and Crowley Auto Group announced the launch of a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ youth interested n serving the nation and pursuing a career in the automotive industry.

  • Yellow Ribbon Ceremony

    Jul 9, 2008

    Photos of the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony held July 7 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, honoring the return of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell from more than five years of captivity in Colombia.

  • It's on FI-YA!

    Jul 9, 2008

    California National Guard provides air support to combat wildfires.

  • An Afghan Drive

    Jul 9, 2008

    A first hand look at Helmand Province in Afghanistan with a National Guard Soldier.

  • Joe Hovis quote

    Jul 9, 2008

    Joe Hovis, wildlife manager at Fort Indiantown Gap Training Center, Pa.

  • Answering the call to duty

    Jul 9, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, deputy chief of Army Public Affairs, administers the oath of enlistment to 100 future servicemembers on the main stage at Country USA, a three-day music festival in Oshkosh, Wis., June 28, 2008.

  • Schweinfurt CDC makes accreditation grade

    Jul 9, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The success story of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Child Development Center is told in thousands of pages in binders spread throughout the center. And on the playgrounds.

  • Stuttgart MPs dedicate building to fallen Soldier

    Jul 9, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Almost one year to the day after her death, Cpl. Karen Clifton was honored by her unit, the 554th Military Police Company, as Building 2914 on Panzer Kaserne here was renamed Clifton Hall.

  • Country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus visits wounded warriors

    Jul 9, 2008

    More than 100 wounded warriors and their family members gathered in anticipation for a meet and greet with Grammy Award-nominated American country star Billy Ray Cyrus at the Warrior Assistance Center here, on the Fourth of July. As the performer entered the building, one could not decide who was more excited Aca,!" the star or the fans Aca,!" each thanking the other for their presence. Aca,!A"Our wounded warriors are very deserving of an opportunity like this,Aca,!A? said Kristina Kalili, outreach program coordinator at the Warrior Assistance Center. Aca,!A"The Soldiers are excited and feel honored to have a superstar donate (his) time for a visit.Aca,!A?

  • PGA Tour supports America's service members, Families

    Jul 8, 2008

    Since 2005, PGA Tour Charities Inc. Aca,!" in conjunction with players, corporate partners and fans Aca,!" has generated more than $2.4 million for military groups that are part of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs America Supports You program.

  • Space Camp Scholarship Recipients Receive a Chance to Soar High

    Jul 8, 2008

    On the week of June 30-July 4, sixteen children attended Space Camp on scholarships provided by the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) to further expand their knowledge of the importance of science in space.

  • 3/405th AFSB Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 8, 2008

    The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) hosted a change of command ceremony on July 2 at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, during which Lt. Col. Roger McCreery took command from Lt. Col. Harvey Robinson.

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  • Maximum-security prison constructed near Tallil

    Jul 8, 2008

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDERAca,!" A new, maximum-security prison close to the Tallil Air Base is nearing completion and is already able to receive prisoners from Nasiriyah.

  • Petraeus meets Long Knife command group

    Jul 8, 2008

  • Long Knife Brigade celebrates AmericaAca,!a,,cs birthday

    Jul 8, 2008

  • Riding Warriors stress safety

    Jul 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The ground began to tremble and the air shook with a deep growl. Heads turned to look, but it wasnAca,!a,,ct the muscle car they thought they heard, no, it was quite smaller.

  • Air/ground integration starts at top with Grey Wolf, Warrior

    Jul 8, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Ever since their historic introduction to battle during the Vietnam War, the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), now 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, has coordinated with their brothers on the ground to ensure victory.

  • Heavy artillery called for fun day at BLORA

    Jul 8, 2008

  • Operation Dark Horse Lightning

    Jul 8, 2008

  • Food, fun for the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment

    Jul 8, 2008

  • Largest DOD child care center ready to open

    Jul 8, 2008

    The largest child care center in the Department of Defense is scheduled to open next week at Fort Myer, Va.

  • U.S. Army Central Names Most Outstanding Warriors of 2008

    Jul 8, 2008

    It takes a special breed to be a warrior in U.S. Army Central. It takes a person who is always ready at a momentAca,!a,,cs notice to do whatever is required to accomplish the various and challenging missions necessary to keep the nation safe in a tumultuous 21st century world. To be the best of this highly distinguished unit is an honor that Staff Sgt. James Garlitz, a finance noncommissioned officer with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), and Spc. Justin Nelson, an intelligence analyst with Special Troops Battalion, USARCENT, can claim.

  • Employee Awarded for Exceptional Service, Saving Government Billions of Dollars

    Jul 8, 2008

    Audrey Moss, Senior Stock Fund Budget Analyst at U.S. Army Central was awarded the CommanderAca,!a,,cs Award for Civilian Service, June 18, for her exceptional service and the amount of money she has saved the government.

  • Peaceful board game reflects declining violence in Iraq

    Jul 8, 2008

    Two middle-aged men enjoyed a friendly afternoon game of checkers in a busy marketplace formerly known as "Anbar of the north" in Hawijah.

  • AMC NewsCast 2008 - Edition 4

    Jul 8, 2008

    2007 Army's Greatest Inventions

  • Fort Irwin: The past in the stones

    Jul 8, 2008

    Photos of rock art preserved on Fort Irwin, Calif.: petroglyphs, geoglyphs (intaglios) and pictographs. Luz Ramirez de Bryson, Fort Irwin archaeologist and cultural resources manager, talks about what the installation is doing to preserve it while sustaining Soldier training.

  • Battle Staff Course Helps Non-commissioned Officers Adjust to Needs of Today's Army

    Jul 8, 2008

    Thirteen seasoned non-commissioned officers graduated from the first video teleconferenced Battle Staff Course at Ft. McPherson, June 27.

  • Field reps support Soldiers using devices that determines an individual's identity

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot Field Support Representatives (FSR) are providing Soldiers with training, troubleshooting and upgrades for Handheld Interagency Identification Detection Equipment (HIIDE) in Southwest Asia.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 8, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland and Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson are named Reserve and Active Component Drill Sergeants of the Year. Dave Annarino was there for the competition.

  • Waivers Standards

    Jul 8, 2008

    The Department of Defense standardizes its waiver policy; four Brigade Combat Teams set to deploy to Iraq.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions

    Jul 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army's Greatest Inventions awards program which is dedicated to recognizing the best technology solutions for the Soldier. Winners are selected based upon their impact on Army capabilities (breath of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.

  • Tobyhanna supports the troops Aca,!Eoeover thereAca,!a,,c

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna field service representatives deploy to Southwest Asia to support the warfighter.

  • Machinist clears clutter, improves working conditions

    Jul 8, 2008

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot machinist improved working conditions in the machine shop by devising a plan to organize 25,000 tools using 6S proceses.

  • Providing Care in Suriname

    Jul 8, 2008

    Maj. David Shelley (left) and Spc. Harchard Singh, dental personnel with the 858th Medical Company, Pennslyvania Army Reserve, show a Suriname patient a diagram of his teeth, June 30, 2008, at a dental readiness training exercise near Zanderij. The training is part of the U.S. Southern Command's Beyond the Horizon program where Soldiers specializing in engineering, construction and health care provide much-needed services to communities, while receiving valuable training and building important relationships with partner nations.

  • Baghdad Mayor Saber al-Esawi quote

    Jul 8, 2008

    Baghdad Mayor Saber al-Esawi

  • Yongsan celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 8, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan brought a bit of Americana to the middle of Seoul as an estimated 3,000 people visited throughout the day July 4th to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States.

  • Taking care of business

    Jul 8, 2008

    Heavy mobile equipment mechanics Joyce Westbrook and Calvin Jones perform a technical inspection of a M1117 "Guardian" Armored Security Vehicle, June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade ASV Repair Facility, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Westbrook and Jones, both Department of the Army Civilian employees, deployed to Southwest Asia from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas. The ASV Repair Facility receives battle-damaged or battle-weary M1117s from U.S. Army units in Iraq or Afghanistan and returns them to operational status.

  • Service Members help celebrate Independence Day at Hinsdale Parade

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Troops celebrate Independence Day with Chicago White SoxA,A

    Jul 7, 2008

    More than 150 members of America's armed forces and their guests celebrated Independence Day with the Chicago White Sox by participating in an on-field pre-game parade and recognition ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field Friday.

  • Largest DoD Child Care Center Opens at Fort Myer

    Jul 7, 2008

    One won't have to go far to see the biggest Department of Defense Child care center. Starting next week, it will be located here at Fort Myer.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates independence at Mountainfest

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Troops complete historic road march

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Fort Drum hosts high-flying Centennial Air Show

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Team makes recommendations for Iraqi agricultural improvements

    Jul 7, 2008

    A team from the Borlaug Institute of Texas A&M University Agricultural Team spent approximately one month with the Vanguard Brigade developing a list of recommendations to improve Iraqi agricultural capabilities.

  • Visiting ball players share culture, love of sport with hosts

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Born to Ride

    Jul 7, 2008

    Mounted up on Aca,!A"steel horses,Aca,!A? members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and their family members rode across the beautiful Colorado countryside as part of the 10th Annual Motorcycle Run to Turkey Creek. The event began at 7 a.m., June 20, with nearly two dozen participants making their way to the Newport Building rally point.

  • Fort McCoy Signs Army Community Covenant

    Jul 7, 2008

    Fort McCoy formalized its partnership with Tomah and Sparta, Wis., as a written agreement when representatives of the three communities signed the Army Community Covenant at McCoyAca,!a,,cs July 2.

  • Army signs community covenant in Hawaii

    Jul 7, 2008

    Community and Army leaders signed the Army Community Covenant July 4, in conjunction with the 37th Annual Fourth of July Spectacular, here on Sills Field.

  • Visiting X-Games athletes experience extreme living -- Soldier style

    Jul 7, 2008

    X-Game athletes, who 'dropped in' June 28 to intensify morale for servicemembers, got their own taste of extreme living when they experienced the life of a Soldier -- Bagram style.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 7, 2008

    Warrior Transition Units are turning out to be victims of their own successes.

  • Everglades Restoration

    Jul 7, 2008

    The largest environmental restoration effort in history is underway. One U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is the first step in Everglades rehab.

  • Hostage rescue

    Jul 7, 2008

    Black Hawk helicopters from the Texas Army National Guard wait with their engines running as the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carrying three former hostages approaches Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, July 2, 2008. Three U.S. government contractors were rescued by Colombian security forces after being held captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, since their plane crashed in a remote area in February 2003.

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