Archive: Aug 2008

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  • Army Family Action Plan continues sustainability

    Aug 26, 2008

    Maj. Gen. John MacDonald told bloggers last week in a Pentagon teleconference that the Army Family Action Plan through its series of workshops has resolved or reviewed some 633 Soldier and Army family issues since inception in 1983 and that it will continue to be sustainable.

  • Army couple has second set of twins

    Aug 26, 2008

    Nature took its course and delivered one Army couple a second set of twins who were coincidentally born 11 years later to the day Aca,!" Aug. 8 -- from the familyAca,!a,,cs first set of twins.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Operation Summer Surge

    Aug 26, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard Soldiers get ready for basic training.

  • AIRDROP: NEW GUINEA

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Assault on Nadzab, New Guinea by the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment was one of the most successful airborne operations in history. It was a significant milestone on the road to Tokyo and it proved the effectiveness of airborne operations.

  • Stuttgart Soldiers learn art of off-roading

    Aug 26, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Years ago, Soldiers here simply called it Aca,!A"the race track.Aca,!A? It was an oval-shaped dirt course inside the Local Training Area, lined with old tires and enough bumps to rattle drivers from head to toe. For those stationed in Stuttgart, it was the place to learn how to off-road.

  • Iraqi Freedom veteran and Paralympic athlete throws first pitch; new inductees raise hands, join mil

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Augusta GreenJacketsAca,!a,,c Olympics/Military Appreciation Night held Aug. 15 at Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Ga., was packed full of surprises. Fans of the Augusta GreenJackets broke a record Friday night, Aug. 15, when the season attendance passed the 177, 780 mark that was set a year ago, according to Billy Byler, a local sports writer with The Augusta Chronicle newspaper.

  • George W. Bush, President of the United States of America

    Aug 26, 2008

    George W. Bush, President of the United States of America

  • Commentary: Women's Suffrage movement 'pathway' to greater female participation in mi

    Aug 26, 2008

    Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26, commemorating when women were granted suffrage. Since the American Revolution and the founding of our country, many women have honorably served in our nationAca,!a,,cs defense...

  • Garrison housing decision to save $250K annually

    Aug 26, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Garrison officials announced a plan Aug. 26 to open some on-post field- grade housing units to captains and senior warrant officers.

  • Yongsan schools usher in new year

    Aug 26, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs 8:10 a.m. All the kids are in class. All 550. No complaints yet. ThatAca,!a,,cs pretty awesome.Aca,!A? ThatAca,!a,,cs how Seoul American Middle School Principal Darrell Mood wrapped his perspective on the start of the first day of school Monday as Yongsan schools ushered in the 2008-2009 year, opening their doors to nearly 2,200 students.

  • 25th Trans. Co. comes home

    Aug 25, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Shouts of excitement, cries of joy, and thunderous applause filled the air as friends and family welcomed home the more than 150 members of the 25th Transportation Company, Aug. 14.

  • 9th Mission Support Command dedicates pavilion to fallen hero

    Aug 25, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii Aca,!" The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) dedicated a pavilion here, Aug. 18, in honor of a Soldier who was killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) while deployed to Iraq in 2005.

  • Sen. Inouye receives Medal of Honor flag

    Aug 25, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A rainy morning was quickly ushered out by a welcoming rainbow as Soldiers, guests, and family members of the Tropic Lighting community gathered to recognize the achievements of a Hawaiian hero and political icon.

  • Soldiers now have more flexibility in naming beneficiaries

    Aug 25, 2008

    Based on changes to law over the past two years, Soldiers now have greater flexibility in determining whom they designate to receive their $100,000 death gratuity.

  • Virtual Combat

    Aug 25, 2008

    While so many troops are already downrange, many others are preparing to head there in the coming months. Part of the preparation for some Soldiers in Germany involves two tractor-trailers and a few pairs of $6,000 goggles. SSG Vanessa Heinzelman explains.

  • Nurse honored to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like looking after the health of Soldiers and their families. Since going to college on an ROTC scholarship, Maj. Elizabeth Vinson has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and stretched her own abilities to provide the best nursing care possible to Soldiers. SheAca,!a,,cs served in Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and at various installations in the U.S.

  • Wounded warriors take to the ice

    Aug 25, 2008

    In full hockey gear and padding, retired Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bowser's prosthesis is not noticeable to the casual observer. He and a number of other amputees look and skate like able-bodied players.

  • Former Redstone Marine Returns to Duty in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2008

    One of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs very own is receiving long-distance support from a contingent of well wishers after surviving a life-threatening explosion while patrolling the streets of Baghdad. Lance Cpl. Marvin Fletcher, known to many on the Arsenal for his service with the Marine Detachment and his participation on unit-level flag football and softball teams, suffered a neck injury April 26 when his Humvee hit a hidden pressure point IED (improvised explosive device) while on a mission in a five-vehicle convoy. Although Fletcher has long since healed from his injury and returned to patrol, his personal connection with the workers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center via his sister, contracting officer Zina Smith, has led them to Aca,!A"adoptAca,!A? Fletcher and send him care packages, cards and letters.

  • DAR Presents Army Nurse Corps Officer Prestigious Award for Helping Save Lives

    Aug 25, 2008

    Helping save lives and restore health for critically burned Soldiers has earned a prestigious award for Maj. Elizabeth A. Mann. The Daughters of the American Revolution presented her the Anita Newcomb McGee Award, which is given to one Army Nurse Corps officer each year. Mann was honored for outstanding work as clinical nurse specialist for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, which operates the famed Army Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Afghan CSM Talks Shop with Top CHPPM NCO

    Aug 25, 2008

    It sounds like a medical NCOAca,!a,,cs professional dream-come-true Aca,!" in the army five years, only 32 years old, and requested by name to be the command sergeant major at army medical headquarters. The senior enlisted medic of the Afghan army is living that dream. And while itAca,!a,,cs not all a proverbial bed of roses, Command Sgt. Maj. Mohammed Shakir Noori finds himself possessed of the rare opportunity to build an organization from the ground up, set training and professional standards for his countryAca,!a,,cs enlisted medical corps, and help make a real difference in the lives of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs civilian population.

  • Vet Museum gets Five Years to Dream of New Building

    Aug 25, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs now time for Randy Withrow and his committee of volunteers to dream big. As the volunteer director of the Veterans Memorial Museum, Withrow has been in the midst of a recent controversy involving the future of the museum. But that controversy was laid to rest Aug. 14 when the Huntsville City Council approved a five-year extension on the museumAca,!a,,cs lease beyond its expiration in 2010 and reiterated its recommendation to move the museum in John Hunt Park to an adjacent site that includes the Raymond Jones National Guard Armory. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre pleased,Aca,!A? Withrow said when contacted by phone in Portland, Ore., where he had traveled to present Huntsville as a future site of the annual convention of the International Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Huntsville has won the convention for 2012, in part, because the museum is designated as AlabamaAca,!a,,cs official veterans museum

  • Run a Mile for the Fallen Troops

    Aug 25, 2008

    Maj. Marty Eaton got an idea for the local running community while reading the Air Force Times. There was an article about the National Run for the Fallen, in which a dedicated team of runners began a run on Flag Day, June 14, across America from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For 10 weeks, team members would mark each mile with an American flag and sign-card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each servicemember. Aca,!A"The people doing the national event asked that local groups hold local events on their last day of the run,Aca,!A? said Eaton, a shift leader in the operations center for AMCOM Current Operations, G-3.

  • September Soldiers Magazine focuses on Army gaming

    Aug 25, 2008

    The September issue of Soldiers magazine highlights the use of gaming throughout the Army. The same technologies used in popular video games are being leveraged to help entertain, rehabilitate and train Soldiers like never before.

  • President Bush honors volunteer from Army Freedom Team Salute

    Aug 25, 2008

    President George W. Bush stands with Keela Carr, a 35-year-old fitness and athletic trainer, shortly after his arrival Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Carr was recognized by the U.S. Army's Freedom Team Salute Program and named its 500th Volunteer Ambassador in recognition of her 2008 2,700-mile, trans-America Journey of a Thousand Thanks to honor and thank all soldiers and veterans. White House photo by Eric Draper

  • 'Run for Fallen' trek ends at Arlington

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the National Guard Bureau were among 150 men and women who ran the final 6.2-mile leg of the national Run for the Fallen which paid tribute to the more than 4,000 members of the armed forces who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17

    Aug 25, 2008

    Fort Benning Aca,!" The Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center will host the 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. The theme for this yearsAca,!a,,c conference is: "The Infantry: Heart of the Army in the Contemporary Operational Environment." The conference assembles Army leaders with recent experience in combat, training for combat, and with Army transformation and modularity. The aim of the conference is to identify the methods that are working well in preparation and in execution of the Global War On Terrorism and to see how future systems will benefit Soldiers.

  • Airmen earn cavalry combat spurs

    Aug 25, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" Building an Army base from scratch is a difficult task. Just ask the Airmen who completed major construction at Forward Operating Base Garry Owen, the closest American base to the Iraq-Iran border.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Sinkholes

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers try to remain safe while training for war. But sometimes a hidden danger lies beneath.

  • Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, first female confirmed to be a four-star general in the U.S. military

  • Women in the Army

    Aug 25, 2008

    Sgt. Alyson Brown displays a platter of food provided to U.S. soldiers at the end of government-led meetings in Wajihiyah, Iraq, Aug. 16.

  • EUCOM Chief checks Georgia relief effort first-hand

    Aug 25, 2008

    TBILISI, Georgia, Aug. 24, 2008 Aca,!" The commander of U.S. European Command traveled to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to ensure the ongoing U.S. humanitarian effort in the wake of a Georgian conflict with Russia is proceeding smoothly.

  • Camp Victory paratroopers celebrate airborne history, XVIII Airborne Corps' birthday

    Aug 24, 2008

    A two-fold ceremony took place at the Al Faw Palace here Aug. 22, one which celebrated a historic birthday as well as honored all airborne-qualified servicemembers from past and present.

  • 'Analyze this'

    Aug 24, 2008

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 18 - 24, 2008

    Aug 24, 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.

  • Getting AMPed up!

    Aug 24, 2008

    Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Satan's Chariot

    Aug 24, 2008

    Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Aug. 16, 2008. During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot).

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008.

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Let's go!'

    Aug 24, 2008

    A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compacter to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008.

  • 'You're gonna feel a little stick...'

    Aug 24, 2008

    Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton, S2/3 chief, 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade stoicly bears 'the stick' as Spc. Brandon Beyer, battalion supply specialist, starts an intravenous drip during Combat Lifesaver training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2008.

  • 'Cry havoc! ... and let slip the dogs of war."

    Aug 24, 2008

    Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight .

  • Hawaii Senator Inouye Awarded National Honor

    Aug 23, 2008

    The 25th Infantry Division honored Medal of Honor recipient, Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye during a Medal of Honor flag presentation ceremony on Sills Field Wednesday. Inouye was presented a congressionally approved Medal of Honor flag by Capt. Terry H. Zoch, commander, Echo Company, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th ID. Zoch and her Soldiers represented men from InouyeAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Go For BrokeAca,!A? 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Deploys Forward Command Post

    Aug 22, 2008

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployed its Forward Command Post to Camp Zama, Japan, to work through standard operating procedures and to test existing systems.

  • Ammunition manufacturing: quality control crucial to success

    Aug 22, 2008

    In ammunition manufacturing, quality control is an especially crucial part of the process. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition in the United States, is the only Joint Munitions Command installation that has a full-service quality assurance testing facility.

  • Warrior Care Quote

    Aug 22, 2008

  • 3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    Aug 22, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, answered an urgent call from the U.S. Agency for International Development to prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier Earns Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, will be awarding the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. The event is scheduled for August 22, 8:30 a.m. at the Special Forces Operations Museum (Heritage Auditorium). Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns Soldier's Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, awarded the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Aug. 22, to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Children get lessons on deployment

    Aug 22, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs tough for children to be away from their parents while they are serving tours overseas but on Aug. 14 and 15, children of Triple Nickel Soldiers were able to experience part of a deployment first-hand as part of the 555th Engineer Brigade Deployment Camp.

  • Comment: Soldiers benefit from education in today's Army

    Aug 22, 2008

    Soldiers today need to be more adaptable than ever before in the Army's history Aca,!" and the enlisted education system is helping them succeed in the face of that challenge.

  • Ft Campbell Army Community Covenant signing ceremony

    Aug 22, 2008

    Fort Campbell joined with members of the surrounding communities in Kentucky and Tennessee to sign the Army Community Covenant Aug. 22

  • Fort Bragg fencing champion looks to share her skill with students

    Aug 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Never before has the United States fencer won gold twice in a row in the Olympic games, let alone sweep an individual event. But this year the United States women's sabre was able to accomplish such a feat. Mariel Zagunis repeated a gold medal performance (giving the U.S. its first gold medal of the 2008 Olympics), while teammates Sada Jacobson and Rebecca Ward took silver and bronze, respectively.

  • Fort Bragg medic rescues swimmer from rip current

    Aug 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Some people say 13 is an unlucky number, but for a swimmer on Carolina Beach on July 13, it turned out to be his lucky day. On that day he was saved from near drowning by Spc. Vernardo Simmons. Simmons, 22, a medic in the 28th Combat Support Hospital, 44th Medical Command left early the morning of July 13 with some friends headed for Wrightsville Beach. They were looking forward to catching some waves and were motivated by the prospects of riding some big ones stirred up by tropical storm Bertha.

  • Fort Bragg Announces Two paratroopers win Soldier, noncommissioned officer of the year

    Aug 22, 2008

    Two paratroopers proved to be the best on Fort Bragg, having recently been selected as the 2008 XVIII Airborne Corps Non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Fort Bragg's Armed Services YMCA holds 11th Annual Kids Olympics

    Aug 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Just as American athletes were competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in Beijing, more than 150 children, parents and volunteers half a world away came to the main post polo field Saturday morning. The young athletes came out to compete, learn sportsmanship and have some fun at the 11th Annual Armed Services YMCA Kids Olympics.

  • Pharmacy specialists take on independent role

    Aug 22, 2008

    A big difference between an Army pharmacy specialist and a civilian pharmacy technician is that the Soldier can work independent of a pharmacist. Soldiers can dispense drugs to active-duty members and counsel them about their prescribed medications. The pharmacy specialistsAca,!a,,c independence along with their tremendous responsibilities are characteristics of Military Occupational Specialty 68Q.

  • Sanderson sets Olympic qualification record

    Aug 22, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson shoots an Olympic record qualification score of 583 before finishing fifth in the 25-meter rapid fire pistol event at the Beijing Shooting Hall Range.

  • Korean elementary school students visit Yongsan Garrison

    Aug 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Korean elementary school students toured the Garrison Aug. 20, meeting American Soldiers and getting an up-close look at life on post.

  • New classroom building ready for start of school year

    Aug 22, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison and school officials today officially opened a new classroom building designed to make room for additional students as a result of increased command sponsorship to Korea.

  • Fort Sam's Texas State Guard Provides Disaster Relief

    Aug 22, 2008

    When Maj. Skip Pope donned his Army Combat Uniform for his Saturday morning drill he knew he neither would get paid for his work nor would he accrue points toward a retirement pension. When he bought lunch that afternoon it was an out-of-pocket expense. If he did volunteer to go on deployment, heAca,!a,,cd have to get there by patent leather express or by driving his car.

  • Soldier Honors Brother's Memory With Scholarship

    Aug 22, 2008

    Manuel Prado and his late wife Consuelo, proud parents of 10 children, worked very hard to keep their loving family together by making sure no child missed out on what the others had.

  • AMC leadership collaborates with Anniston Army Depot

    Aug 22, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot hosted the first Army Materiel Command industrial collaboration initiative here during a three-day visit August 13-15. Members of AMC senior leadershipAca,!"Gen. Benjamin Griffin, commanding general; Lt. Gen. (P) Ann Dunwoody, deputy commanding general; and Brig. Gen. James Pillsbury, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operationsAca,!"along with Maj. Gen. Scott West, commanding general, TACOM LCMC, toured the installation while assessing various work processes and proficiencies. Depot and arsenal commanders and AMC senior executive staff members accompanied the generals.

  • Bragg begins hearing in Tikrit officer murder case

    Aug 22, 2008

    An Article 39a hearing began Thursday morning in the case of the United States vs. Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez, who is charged with murdering two officers at Forward Operating Base Danger near Tikrit, Iraq, on June 7, 2005.

  • AMEDD To Introduce Battlemind Video

    Aug 22, 2008

    The Army Medical Department Center and School, co-developers of Battlemind training, will release a new Battlemind training video next year to help foster resiliency in deploying Soldiers.

  • Guard supports Tropical Storm Fay relief

    Aug 22, 2008

    As Tropical Storm Fay moved slowly up FloridaAca,!a,,cs east coast and caused flooding in coastal communities, members of the Florida National Guard continued to support storm relief efforts of first responders.

  • AMC Soldiers, civilians learn combat medical skills

    Aug 22, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre under fire, what are you going to do'Aca,!A? This is the question assistant training facilitator, Sgt. Cheryl Lewandowski shouted in the ear of Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton as he faced a deployed personAca,!a,,cs worst nightmare Aca,!" a battlefield casualty with multiple life-threatening injuries.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT CG Honors Employees during Town Hall Meeting

    Aug 22, 2008

    LTG Kevin T. Campbell applauds employees at the SMDC/ARSTRAT Town Hall on Aug. 21.

  • Day leaves a legacy in "Excellence"

    Aug 22, 2008

    RADFORD, Va. -- For one individual at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, making sure every employee goes home safely every day has been a way of life.

  • Do Your Part

    Aug 22, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jones talks about the ways Military leaders help Servicemembers with voting.

  • The Box

    Aug 22, 2008

    Tony McKinney gives us an exclusive look inside The Box.

  • September 11th, a City in Peril

    Aug 22, 2008

    Aca,!A"Thus be it ever when free men shall stand between their loved homes and wild warAca,!a,,cs desolation Aca,!A|.Aca,!A?

  • Walter Reed doctors perform Guyana's first kidney transplant

    Aug 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Edward Falta, chief of the Walter Reed organ transplant service and Dr. Rahul Jindal, assistant chief, performed the first kidney transplant operation in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, July 12.

  • Humanitarian team arrives in Georgia

    Aug 22, 2008

    Soldiers and airmen from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arrive on the flight line in Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 18. The 21st is part of European CommandAca,!a,,cs (EUCOM) Joint Humanitarian Assistance Assessment Team and are working closely with other elements of the federal government, international governments, aid agencies and the Republic of Georgia to help bring aid to the Georgian people.

  • Dr. Richard Hammond, a theoretical physicist who works in Optical Physics and Imaging Science at the

    Aug 22, 2008

    Dr. Richard Hammond, a theoretical physicist who works in Optical Physics and Imaging Science at the U.S. Army's Research Office

  • Serving the Tri-Border Community

    Aug 22, 2008

    Personnel stationed in northern Germany, eastern Belgium and the Netherlands shop at the Commissary on USAG Schinnen.

  • Vught, Netherlands - a scenic escape rich with history

    Aug 22, 2008

    (USAG Schinnen Netherlands) Imagine a perfect summerAca,!a,,cs day and in little more than an hour you find yourself in a picture-perfect forest where quiet walking paths bend and wind on the outskirts of a beautiful Dutch town. Then blink to discover the World War II bunker surrounded by parked cars for the employees who work at the now modern-day high security prison.

  • Camp Darby fitness center named best small center in the Army

    Aug 22, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Camp Darby's fitness center director, Jimmy Roddy, was not surprised to learn the gym here won the 2008 Best Small Fitness Center in the Army; he sees that fact daily.

  • Army releases message announcing new service uniform

    Aug 21, 2008

    Out with the old, in with the blue. The Army has made it official; the green service uniform, which has defined the service since the mid-1950s, is on the outs.

  • Army research on invisibility not science fiction

    Aug 21, 2008

    Invisibility has long existed in the realm of imagination and fantasy, but for Army scientists and researchers studying ways to apply the latest technology to save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, fantasy is slowly becoming a reality.

  • Military kids have fun at Operation Purple camp

    Aug 21, 2008

    Approximately 71 campers participated in Operation Purple's summer camp at Camp Sandy Cove, a summer camp for kids with deployed parents, parents who have recently returned from deployment or parents about to deploy. Created in 2004 by the National Military Family Association, Operation Purple's free camps are designed to help military "brats" enjoy fun and relaxation while bonding with other military kids.

  • Kids talk about growing up Army

    Aug 21, 2008

    Constant moving. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Parents who may leave for months at a momentAca,!a,,cs notice. Extra responsibilities. Loneliness. Missed birthdays and holidays. Constant fear that this time mom or dad might never come home.

  • 30 commands cited for work on Army Birthday

    Aug 21, 2008

    Army Secretary Pete Geren this week honored 30 Army communicators who excelled in programs and events designed to raise public awareness of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • West Point Cadet learns AKO ropes

    Aug 21, 2008

    At 7:30 in the morning, West Point Cadet Daniel James Smith was sitting at his computer at the Army Knowledge Online office inputting change-management requests into the business process management database.

  • Father and daughter start Army family tradition in BCT

    Aug 21, 2008

    When Pvt. Gabrielle Alejandrino came home from school one day last year and told her father Mario, a mortgage broker, about wanting to join the Army, he was not exactly happy. Less than a year later, MarioAca,!a,,cs only daughter is in Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson Aca,!"Aca,!" but so is he.

  • Tropical Storm Fay underscores need for 'Ready Army' initiative

    Aug 21, 2008

    Just as Tropical Storm Fay hit Florida communities, the Army's annual workshop for installation preparedness wrapped up in Tampa, Fla., and Army officials announced a new initiative: Ready Army.

  • Pentagon Memorial Project

    Aug 21, 2008

    A look back at the construction for the Pentagon Memorial that took place during the summer of 2007.

  • America Supports You: Freedom Walk Plans Shape Up Worldwide

    Aug 21, 2008

    Individuals and organizations around the globe are planning special commemorations to mark the quickly approaching seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  • Soldier's commitment to music impacts lives

    Aug 21, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" He has the fast-flowing lips of a rap artist whose lyrics donAca,!a,,ct stumble. His songs tell stories instead of just describing hanging emotions. He rhymes with passion and recites his own words as if he were creating them on the spot.

  • America Supports You: Mobile Memorial Honors Fallen Servicemembers

    Aug 21, 2008

    A California troop-support group is paying tribute to Servicemembers who died while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom with a mobile memorial.

  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency Braces for Tourists

    Aug 21, 2008

    While there are already tours of the building, the Pentagon will become a major destination for visitors to Washington after the dedication of the Pentagon September 11th Memorial next month. Officials expect between 45,000 and 60,000 people to visit the site Sept. 11, with up to 2 million people visiting the site in a year.

  • Pentagon Memorial Evokes Emotion as Completion Date Nears

    Aug 21, 2008

    Laychak has worked tirelessly to keep alive the memory of 125 servicemembers and civilian workers at the Pentagon and 59 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77 killed in the attack. As president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, he has been the public face to a project he said captured broad, collaborative support.

  • Commentary: Every American should visit a Warrior Transition Unit

    Aug 21, 2008

    Nothing is more disappointing than to see people doubt what the Army is doing to take care of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers without having the facts right.

  • Sinkhole Stinkhole

    Aug 21, 2008

    Sometimes there's a hidden danger that lies beneath - sinkholes appear without warning in military training ground in Germany.

  • Iraq Band

    Aug 21, 2008

    In Iraq, five soldiers with a common bond combine to spread their talent throughout the dessert.

  • Grease Monkey project trains IA mechanics

    Aug 21, 2008

    Iraqi and U.S. Army mechanics worked in tandem on Iraqi Army vehicles as part of a three-day project here nicknamed Grease Monkey recently.

  • Army Community Covenant signing at Fort Riley

    Aug 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and the daughter of Staff Sgt. Jose and Elizabeth Vera sign their names to Greater Fort Riley Community covenants during the Army Community Covenant ceremony Aug. 20 at Fort Riley while her parents and her brother look on.

  • Secretary Geren visits Leonard Wood, signs covenant

    Aug 21, 2008

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Aca,!" The Secretary of the Army and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee toured Fort Leonard Wood and signed an Army Community Covenant at Waynesville High School with the Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, Friday.

  • Soldiers strive to improve conditions for Iraqis

    Aug 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2008 Aca,!" When Army Staff Sgt. David Cox looks at a map of Baghdad and sees the neighborhoods that form a little block in the southern part of the city known as Abu Tshir, he realizes how tenuous a position his platoon and fellow soldiers are in.

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