Archive: Jul 2008

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  • Groundbreaking medical event

    Jul 7, 2008

    President George W. Bush, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center held at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Md., July 3, 2008.

  • Capt. Andrew Farina quote

    Jul 7, 2008

    Capt. Andrew Farina, a company commander with the 27th Infantry who, with his Soldiers, spent July 4 participating in athletic competitions with Iraqi security forces near Baghdad

  • Iraqi medics complete training

    Jul 7, 2008

    The Iraqi Corrections Officer Training Academy Basic Medic Course graduated 12 new medics Thursday in a ceremony at the training facility on Camp Cropper.

  • Fort Eustis, Newport News sign Army Community Covenant

    Jul 7, 2008

    Article and photo about Newport News and Fort Eustis signing the Army Community Covenant.

  • Reconstruction efforts continue across Iraq

    Jul 7, 2008

    The Iraqi security forces have become more successful at improving the quality of life for the Iraqi people by making the country safe enough to start the reconstruction of essential services.

  • Photos of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell and Families

    Jul 6, 2008

    Photos of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell and family members during lunch at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 6, 2008.

  • Billy Ray Cyrus performance

    Jul 6, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, presented a commemorative plaque to Billy Ray Cyrus for his participation in the Army Community Covenant signing and performance at the 37th Annual 4th of July Spectacular on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. (Photo by Sgt. David House)

  • Saluting a war hero

    Jul 6, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, salutes Sgt. Maj. Allen J. Kellogg (retired). Sergeant Major Kellogg is a veteran of the Vietnam War and one of HawaiiAca,!a,,cs three surviving Medal of Honor recipients and was on hand to sign the Army Community Covenant at Schofield Barracks, HI July 4.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" Week in Photos, June 30 Aca,!" Jul 6, 2008

    Jul 6, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell

    Jul 5, 2008

    A public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell, who were rescued July 2 after five and a half years of captivity by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). They are currently at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Fort Eustis, Newport News sign Army Community Covenant

    Jul 5, 2008

    Article and photo about Fort Eustis and Newport News, Va., signing Army Community Covenant.

  • Redstone Arsenal citizen Soldier reenlists in Kuwait

    Jul 5, 2008

    The time was right, and so was the place. Sgt. Robert Ritchie was due to reenlist, and when he heard there was going to be a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Independence Day, he decided it was time to raise his right hand one more time.

  • Soldier's commitment to music impacts lives

    Jul 5, 2008

    Aca,!A"You know, I like to tell stories with my music, thatAca,!a,,cs the thing,Aca,!A? said Master Sgt. Isaac Alexis, of Houston. Aca,!A"Stories will capture people Aca,!A| Songs work best when thereAca,!a,,cs something that falls in a role that people can see in, something that people can relate to Aca,!A| Because then they know somebody went through what they went through.Aca,!A?

  • 10th Mountain Division patch ceremony highlights

    Jul 5, 2008

    10th Mountain Division patch ceremony photos July 4.

  • 17 Yongsan Soldiers become U.S. citizens July 4th

    Jul 4, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Rhetorically speaking, is there any other more fitting way to celebrate Independence Day than to commemorate the symbolic birth of 17 new U.S. citizens' During todayAca,!a,,cs July Fourth Festival at Yongsan Garrison, thatAca,!a,,cs exactly what happened when 17 Yongsan-based Soldiers nine different countries raised their hands and took the oath of allegiance to the United States.

  • 17 Soldiers become U.S. citizens on July 4th

    Jul 4, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - During today's July Fourth Festival the community celebrated Independence Day by welcoming 17 Yongsan-based Soldiers from nine different countries as U.S. citizens. In front of hundreds of well wishers, the 17 raised their hands to take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers reenlist while serving in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Serving his country for only three years thus far, Spc. Jeremy Giddings, of Watertown, N.Y., also had an important decision ahead of him.

  • Husband and wife reenlist during mass reenlistment

    Jul 4, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Stability and benefits are two of the many reasons Soldiers serving in Iraq elected to stay in the Army July 4, during the largest reenlistment ceremony of deployed Soldiers the Iraq theater has seen at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory.

  • 1,215 servicemembers re-up in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Servicemembers from all over Iraq gathered in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory, Baghdad, to re-enlist and celebrate Independence Day.

  • Free bird

    Jul 4, 2008

    As the sun rises, July 4, 2008, a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter provides aerial coverage of the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, "Peachtree" 10K Run/Walk. More than 1,100 runners from the Camp Arifjan community took part in the 5 a.m. race, which is one of several satellite races of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution event conducted by the Atlanta Track Club. Nearly 2,000 servicemembers were expected to participate in the races at various camps in the Middle East.

  • Walter Reed Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Jul 4, 2008

    President George W. Bush and other Defense Department officials lead the ground breaking for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center held at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.

  • Military ohana open hearts, homes to raise service dogs

    Jul 3, 2008

    It has happened to all of us. YouAca,!a,,cre running late for work, scampering around the house grabbing everything you need for the day, and you canAca,!a,,ct find your keys.

  • Garrison shines at awards luncheon

    Jul 3, 2008

    Just before lunch, June 23, Catherine Ballie joked with her staff at U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu North about being Aca,!A"short.Aca,!A? Although she does stand around five feet, she was using short in reference to the fact that sheAca,!a,,cll retire June 30. And though sheAca,!a,,cs been mentally pre-paring for this week for the past 32 years, there was one event she hadnAca,!a,,ct planned for.

  • Lean Six Sigma project shortens DD214 processing time at DHR

    Jul 3, 2008

    Because the garrison knows a SoldierAca,!a,,cs time is valuable, the staff at the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) took on a Lean Six project to reduce the wait time for DD 214 Aca,!" a report of military separation Aca,!" processing and achieved better than anticipated results.

  • Garrison sponsors Team Hawaii in Ten-Miler

    Jul 3, 2008

    For the upcoming Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C., Team Army Hawaii has been chosen based on results from the 10-Mile Race Around Wheeler, held here, June 14.

  • Folding Flags

    Jul 3, 2008

    American Soldiers defend the red, white and blue. In addition to doing that, the Honor Guard folds it.

  • Leaders of tomorrow train at Fort Lewis

    Jul 3, 2008

    Every summer, Fort Lewis, becomes the home for the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States, Operation Warrior Forge. The exercise, also known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is how Army Reserve Officer Training Corps trains and assesses the next generation of officers prior to their being commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • Taking it one step at a time

    Jul 3, 2008

    Soldiers from 2-3 Inf. gain valuable experience during live-fire training exercise

  • Prevent Motorbike Accidents, Ride Safely

    Jul 3, 2008

    3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, place emphasis on Motorcycle Safety.

  • Fort Lewis hosts joint base conference

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 200 representatives from Department of Defense installations participated in the first Joint Base Implementation Review Conference held at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c American Lake Community Center June 23 to 27. Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base are among 26 installations combining to form 12 joint bases by the year 2011.

  • Financial alternatives available to wounded

    Jul 3, 2008

    Money is available to heroes whose lives have been permanently altered by a traumatic injury. Traumatic ServicememberAca,!a,,cs Group Life Insurance lump-sum payouts are available to Soldiers Aca,!" active duty, Reserve or National Guard Aca,!" and members of the other armed services who have standard SGLI deducted from their paychecks. The additional $1 premium is automatically bundled with the monthly SGLI premium, an amount so small many donAca,!a,,ct realize it is being withheld.

  • Summer Vacation Bible School Hits Home at Stewart-Hunter

    Jul 3, 2008

    Students burn off energy during Vacation Bible School's outdoor recreation activities on Hunter Army Airfield June 26.

  • It's official: 4-2 Inf. Div. is home

    Jul 3, 2008

    The Stryker Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, marked their official redeployment from Operation Iraqi Freedom with a ceremony on Watkins Field. The I Corps commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Washington 6th District congressman Norm Dicks and a host of local political and military leaders congratulated the brigade for the successes of its deployment that spanned the period from April 2007 to June 2008. The ceremony formalized hundreds of private reunions Soldiers and their families celebrated as flights returned throughout the past month from Southwest Asia.

  • Covenant Adds Emphasis To Adult Education

    Jul 3, 2008

    Covenant adds emphasis to adult education at Stewart-Hunter.

  • Stewart-Hunter Hosts IMCOM-SE Soldier/NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 3, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosts the IMCOM-SE Soldier/NCO of the Year Competition June 23-26.

  • Civil Air Patrol Learns Leadership, Visit Stewart-Hunter

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 190 Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets from squadrons located throughout the state converged onto Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield for their week-long annual encampment June 20-28.

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Europe on its fourth concert tour

    Jul 3, 2008

    USAG Schinnen, Netherlands - "It's a different kind of gig," says Danny Gottlieb, one of the world's most popular jazz drummers and part of Gary Sinise's 'Lt. Dan Band' who dazzled an international military community audience here in a first class performance July 2.

  • Army Revises, Streamlines Wounded Care

    Jul 3, 2008

    To preserve primary focus on wounded and severely injured Soldiers, the Army moved today, July 3, to increase staffing of its Warrior Transition Units, streamline the disability evaluation process, and revise WTU admission criteria to reflect a priority on Soldiers requiring intensive case management.

  • Garrison to offer series of educational opportunities

    Jul 3, 2008

    DORAL, Florida Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Miami is offering a series of forums, hosted by the Continuing Education Center, to present colleges, universities and technical school opportunities to the military public.

  • "Buffalo Soldier" rides the range for charity

    Jul 3, 2008

    Starting from a marker in Key West the morning of Independence Day, a retired Navy Commander will take on a monster motorcycle touring challenge: Riding from the southernmost point of the continental United States to the ominously-named Deadhorse, Alaska Aca,!" and back, a motorcycle marathon of more than 11,000 miles, 1,000 of it unpaved.

  • New policies to manage expanding WTU population

    Jul 3, 2008

    In a message to Army commanders and Soldiers Wednesday, the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced plans to address the expanding Warrior Transition Unit population by adding additional cadre and creating exit procedures for nearly-healed Soldiers.

  • AT&T National honors troops during patriotic opening

    Jul 3, 2008

    About 20 wounded warriors were seated beside the No. 1 tee box at the opening ceremony of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, not far from 25 children of deployed parents.

  • Garrison job fair tops 1,000 applicants in third year.

    Jul 3, 2008

    DORAL, FL Aca,!"U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami has partnered with local groups to bring together more than 1,000 job seekers and 61 employers here at the Miami Dade Fire Fighters Memorial Building for their third annual Free Job Fair. The response to the June 25 event was more than the garrison, South Florida Workforce and Society of Hispanic Veterans organizers expected. In a room packed with 42 local and 19 out-of-state organizations looking for talent, the crowds made their way, helped by free photocopying, career counseling services and numerous volunteers loaded with information.

  • 2008 Pacific Reach Watercraft Exercise

    Jul 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command provided facilities, personnel, Army pre-positioned equipment and maintenance support to the 2008 Pacific Reach Watercraft Exercise June 12-17 in Japan. The U.S. Army Pacific Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Japan conducted the exercise. USARPAC led the exercise and delegated command and control to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. The exercise provided valuable training for more than 200 Army mariners, civilians and DoD contractors - as well as an opportunity for AMCAca,!a,,cs 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to validate Army Pre-positioned Stock 4 activation procedures and readiness of select APS-4 watercraft. TACOM Life Cycle Management Command was on hand to support the recently installed Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence packages on the Landing Craft-Utility boats. Six vessels plus the Barge Derrick Crane were activated. The exercise consisted of a Rehearsal of Concept Drill; the activation and issuance of the watercraft to active and reserve units; the conduct of sea trials; performance of crew level tactics, techniques and procedures; and the conduct of watercraft convoy operations.

  • Transition team experience makes officers competitive for promotion

    Jul 3, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army recently acknowledged the importance of service by Army officers on military transition and provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Leaders discuss new joint unmanned aerial operations

    Jul 3, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday to discuss developing a new joint unmanned aerial system concept of operations.

  • SMA inaugural class showcases Senior Capstone Projects

    Jul 3, 2008

    There was excitement in the air as the inaugural graduating class of 36 students from Aberdeen High SchoolAca,!a,,cs Science and Mathematics Academy displayed and presented their Senior Capstone Projects to peers, mentors and teachers during a gallery walk on the evening of May 20, a week before they graduated from SMA.

  • Technology Needs Teens event sparks interest in science, technology, engineering, math

    Jul 3, 2008

    Five months of planning exploded into a huge success at the Technology Needs Teens event hosted by Harford Community College May 28.

  • A new look for Tooele

    Jul 3, 2008

    TOOELE, Utah - Tooele Army Depot's new look is part of an overall plan for the depot to promote itself to supporters and potential customers.

  • Guard/Missouri Floods

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 600 members of the Missouri National Guard remain deployed in communities along the Mississippi River.

  • 1,200 Soldiers to re-enlist July 4 in Iraq

    Jul 3, 2008

    About 1,200 U.S. Soldiers are re-enlisting in a mass ceremony at al Faw Palace at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad July 4.

  • Recruiting Battalion Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 3, 2008

    In a change of command ceremony June 27 in front of the historic Old Brooke Army Medical Center, Lt. Col. ReneAca,!a,,c Brown passed the colors to incoming commander Lt. Col. Thomas Ellis, signifying a change of authority of the United States San Antonio Recruiting Battalion.

  • The winds of change blow through the Army Sustainment Command

    Jul 3, 2008

    During the summer, many of the Army Sustainment Command leaders moved on while the command welcomed new commanders.

  • Wet Bulb Globe Temperature kit can help prevent heat injuries

    Jul 3, 2008

    With an already scorching summer under way, post safety officials recommend units purchase a Wet Bulb Globe Temperature kit to help determine work-rest cycles and water consumption.

  • ASC co-hosts retention training to ensure our Army stays Strong

    Jul 3, 2008

    Working to keep the Army Strong, AMCAca,!a,,cs retention personnel met June 23-27 at the Army Sustainment Command headquarters to polish their skills.

  • 402nd AFSB commander's conference builds competence, camaraderie

    Jul 3, 2008

    Communication is the key when it comes to running a highly efficient unit, especially when that unit is spread out over thousands of square miles. Despite the logistical challenges faced on the battlefield, more than 40 key leaders from locations throughout the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade area of operations gathered June 5 Aca,!" 6 for a face-to-face commanderAca,!a,,cs conference hosted by Brigade Commander Col. Robert P. Sullivan.

  • 'Standards pilot' steers success

    Jul 3, 2008

    The ALSET conducts evaluations and performs the duties of the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team to enhance the ASC CommanderAca,!a,,cs overall situational awareness of ongoing operations within ASC.

  • Slice of Home

    Jul 3, 2008

    Pizza for Patriots Father and Son duo ship out more than 2,000 pizzas to deployed troops.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 3, 2008

    Marking the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force at the Pentagon.

  • 'Save A Life Tour' brings drunk driving message to First Team troopers

    Jul 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Drinking and driving kills, but it can be prevented. This was the message that members of the Aca,!EoeSave A Life TourAca,!a,,c shared with Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division June 27 at the Phantom Warrior Center here.

  • Preparing for the fight: ACS leads the way

    Jul 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- During the Vietnam era, the Army and its families noticed a big need for an outreach program within their tight knit community, specifically designed to provide Army families with the tools and services needed to transition in and out of deployment.

  • 1st Team honors distinguished servicemembers

    Jul 3, 2008

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zant, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Retention strong in time of war: 1st Cav. keeps troops in boots

    Jul 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" As the U.S. Army hits another milestone with 35 years as an all-volunteer force and as the Global War on Terrorism continues into nearly seven years, reenlistments in the 1st Cavalry Division are on the rise.

  • Adm. Mike Mullen quote

    Jul 3, 2008

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, in his Independence Day message to servicemembers

  • Spurred on

    Jul 3, 2008

    A girl crawls low while maintaining control of her Aca,!A"weaponAca,!A? as part of the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Saber Spur Ride, which allows children of Soldiers to train for a day at Fort Hood, Texas, June 20, 2008.

  • Graf prepares for 172nd influx

    Jul 3, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is preparing for an influx of troops as Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, currently based out of Schweinfurt, Germany, have started moving here.

  • AMC civilians to test new uniforms in combat zones

    Jul 3, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Army Materiel Command is expected to begin a one-year pilot program early next year to determine whether the Army should develop a standard issue uniform for deployed civilians.

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    MILAN, Italy Aca,!" Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Hohenfels' wireless barracks among the first in Europe

    Jul 3, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" In todayAca,!a,,cs high-tech communication world, Soldiers living in the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment barracks here felt cut off.

  • Soldiers ensure integrity of ammunition for training

    Jul 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Surrounded by threatening concertina wire, several tall stacks of tank rounds sat sorted by type while just outside the wire, two Soldiers guard the area in the mid-day heat.

  • Memories of Independence Day

    Jul 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!"The crowd is hushed, the children have stopped cheering, people stare as if mesmerized at the street in front of them. The only sounds are those of the Soldiers marching down the street to the strains of the Star Spangled Banner being played by the local high school band.

  • Long Knife Soldiers arrive in Tallil

    Jul 2, 2008

  • Engineering unit changes focus for deployment in early 2009

    Jul 2, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!"Engineers with the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division began an innovative training program here June 25.

  • Proclamation Launches Armed Forces Celebration Week

    Jul 2, 2008

    Local leaders officially kicked off Armed Forces Celebration Week festivities with a proclamation signing ceremony June 23 on the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School parade field. Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer, Madison Mayor Sandy Kirkindall and Madison County Commissioner Mike Gillespie joined military and civilian leaders from Team Redstone to sign the proclamation dedicating a weeklong series of events to honor Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in the local community. Representatives from the offices of Reps. Bud Cramer and Robert Aderholt and Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby also attended.

  • Four-Star General Thanks Community for Support

    Jul 2, 2008

    The annual Armed Forces Celebration Week is well-known as a time when Huntsville and its surrounding communities come together to express their appreciation to the military and Redstone Arsenal. But one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranked Soldiers used the occasion this year to return that thanks Aca,!" expressing his appreciation for a community that is keeping the Army strong. Referring to the DoD civilian and contractor base supporting Redstone Arsenal as well as the areaAca,!a,,cs large number of military retirees, Army vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody told local media prior to the Armed Forces Celebration Salute Luncheon on June 25 at the Von Braun Center that the Aca,!A"Army values what the community does for men and women in uniform.Aca,!A?

  • NCO/Soldier of Year have Windy City Roots

    Jul 2, 2008

    Judging from the outcome of the 2008 Redstone Arsenal NCO/Soldier of the Year competition, maybe this is the year the Chicago Cubs will win their first world championship since 1908. After all, this yearAca,!a,,cs winners are both from Chicago and they are Cubs fans. Staff Sgt. Anthony Marvan and Spc. Kenster Shannon were announced as the NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively, at the annual award luncheon June 23 at the Officers and Civilians Club. It was among the first events during Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Community Stands Up With Army

    Jul 2, 2008

    On the day local community leaders joined with Redstone Arsenal officials to sign a community covenant, Nansi Clark said goodbye to her son as he left home to become a freshman Aca,!" better known as a plebe -- at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. And with that farewell, she joined the ranks of families making sacrifices so that the countryAca,!a,,cs Army remains strong, steadfast and ready to stand up for freedom anywhere in the world. Aca,!A"I am so proud. But at the same time it is so hard,Aca,!A? she said of her son ZachAca,!a,,cs departure.

  • Secretary re-emphasizes Army stance on sexual assault

    Jul 2, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told senior leaders July 1, the Army would be launching new sexual assault prevention initiatives that he believes will eventually help change society and make every man and woman who enters the American workforce confident that he or she will be free of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Commanding General's Fourth of July Safety Message

    Jul 2, 2008

    LTG Kevin T. Campbell wishes Army Soldiers, Civilians, and Families a safe and happy Independence Day.

  • Lifetime brings 'Army Wives' to Walter Reed

    Jul 2, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the USO of Metropolitan Washington rolled out the red carpet Tuesday for wounded warriors, real Army wives and the cast and crew of Lifetime channelAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Army WivesAca,!A? for an exclusive screening of the drama series.

  • New Army tool helps identify, control risk

    Jul 2, 2008

    The newest tool in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs arsenal of safety products, the Ground Risk Assessment Tool, facilitates the process of identifying accident hazards and controls for a variety of ground operations and off-duty activities.

  • Air Force, Army leaders discuss new UAS concept of operations

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday, June 30, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to discuss the way ahead for developing a new joint unmanned aerial system (UAS) concept of operations (CONOPS) for maximizing the contributions these systems can provide to joint forces in the field.

  • Army activates network warfare unit

    Jul 2, 2008

    A new chapter for the Army began this morning, July 2, when the Army Network Warfare Battalion (Provisional) was activated during a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

  • Olympic Shooting Team Soldiers on TV today

    Jul 2, 2008

    Members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team, which includes six Soldiers, will be featured in an hour-long special of Shooting USA on the Outdoor Channel today. The show will air at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on July 2 and 2:00 a.m. July 3.

  • FCS capability Accelerated for Infantry

    Jul 2, 2008

    Soldiers in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams now get the first crack at Future Combat System technology, Army officials said during a news conference at the Pentagon June 26. That capability, initially meant to be delivered first to Heavy Brigade Combat teams, will now be delivered to IBCTs by fiscal year 2011 -- three years earlier than previously planned.

  • Mike Krieger Named Army Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6

    Jul 2, 2008

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Seoul American graduate wins $1,500 DECA scholarship

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A Seoul American High School graduate won a $1,500 scholarship June 26 from the Defense Commissary Agency 2008 Scholarships for Military Children.

  • Korea Region EEO manager named best in Army

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Barbara Quillin has a simple theory: "If you just help one person at a time and that's all you do, at least you're making some progress for somebody." It's a philosophy that has served her well over her 25-year federal career and most recently earned her the Secretary of the Army Award for Outstanding Achievement for Equal Employment Opportunity-EEO Professional Category for 2007, after only seven months as the Installation Management Command-Korea EEO director.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey enlists Recruits and re-enlists Soldiers in Honor of the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Abizaid Challenges

    Jul 2, 2008

    He no longer wears the uniform, but remains one of the pre-eminent military experts on the middle east. Gail McCabe talks to former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Retired Gen. John Abizaid.

  • Commander's Corner: 'Be Smart, Do Your Part - VOTE!'

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Voting is the most important right we have as citizens of a democracy. For those of us overseas, it doesnAca,!a,,ct matter how far away we are from the United States, our votes still count. During a presidential election, when millions of people exercise the right to vote, you might think that your single vote wonAca,!a,,ct make a difference. Even if the candidates you support arenAca,!a,,ct elected, youAca,!a,,cve still had a hand in shaping the countryAca,!a,,cs future.

  • Yongsan Girl Scouts encourage voters to register

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan area Girl Scouts took the voting message to the streets June 28, encouraging community members to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Aca,!A"This is an important election for our country and it is important for us to exercise our rights to vote,Aca,!A? said Susan Patten, overseas Committee Chair of the USA Girl Scouts-Overseas, Seoul. Aca,!A"The Girl Scouts are here today to get people who are eligible to vote to register and be a voice for the girls because they are not old enough yet.Aca,!A?

  • Qatar-based 'Readiness Battalion' changes hands

    Jul 2, 2008

    Camp As Sayliyah, QATAR Ac"a,! Aca,!A"Readiness Six, signing off the net Aca,!" Army Strong,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Maxine C. Girard.With those words she bade farewell to the Soldiers, Army civilians, contractors and other guests who gathered here to watch as she relinquished command of the unit she had led since July 13, 2006.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT Summer Solstice Climb 2008

    Jul 2, 2008

    More than 100 people gathered Saturday, June 21 to celebrate the longest day of the year and climb Donnelly Dome during the Third Annual 49th Missile Defense Battalion Summer Solstice Climb.

  • Army officially recognizes USASMA spouse leadership training, lists in ATRRS

    Jul 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the Army took a big step in recognizing that support through this yearAca,!a,,cs Spouse Leadership Development Course classes.

  • Yongsan's Summer Reading Program Opens 'World of Exploration' to children

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Aca,!A"I think that we should teach young children to enjoy reading. Reading is actually a key that opens up the whole world. They can virtually learn anything.Aca,!A? Those words from Maj. Daniel Pletsch sum up why the Yongsan Library organizes the annual summer reading program, which started June 17 and runs through July 29.

  • Yongsan assistant fire chief one of best in Army

    Jul 2, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A Yongsan Fire Department assistant fire chief is one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs best. Assistant Chief Bradley Bowling was recently named runner-up in the civilian fire officer of the year category of the 2007 U.S. Army Fire and Emergency Services Awards. He was the Korea RegionAca,!a,,cs Fire Officer of the Year, as well.

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