Archive: Aug 2008

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  • Maj. Noah Cloud, 101st Joint Logistics Command finance officer

    Aug 21, 2008

    Maj. Noah Cloud, 101st Joint Logistics Command finance officer

  • Army 'cycle school' teaches motorcycling fundamentals

    Aug 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea — Master Sgt. Gregory Deschapell, 8th U.S. Army, has been operating motorcycles for about three years in Korea. Although he has never had an accident, he knows it's important to brush up on motorcycle safety skills.

  • 2008 LandWarNet Conference draws huge turnout

    Aug 20, 2008

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2008) - Despite the blustery weather brought on by Tropical Storm Fay, the opening conference of the 2008 LandWarNet Conference at the Broward County Convention Center was filled to capacity, leaving dozens of people to stand along the wall.

  • Military kids go to camp

    Aug 20, 2008

    HIGH VIEW, W.Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 20, 2008) - Kids at Camp Sandy Cove here are spending the week doing typical camp activities such as canoeing, practicing archery, cooking outdoors and even learning the trapeze, but these aren't your typical campers.

  • Experiencing the Women's Auxiliary Corps

    Aug 20, 2008

    Debbie Kilpatrick, a Fort Lee environmental protection specialist, recalls her experience with the Women's Auxiliary Corps, in celebrating the history upon Women's Equality Day Aug. 26.

  • Towns show support for Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2008

    A standing-room only crowd filled the Cameron University Theater in Lawton, Okla. to see the Army Community Covenant signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

  • Army medical logistics manager recognized by civilian industry

    Aug 20, 2008

    The Medical Research and Materiel Command's Bill Howell was selected above many of his civilian peers by the Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry as being one of the most notable people in his field.

  • Military's premier medical trauma conference brings scientists, docs together

    Aug 20, 2008

    Scientists and battlefield medical clinicians shared their unique knowledge and experiences to advance medicine during the military's premier trauma care conference.

  • USARPAC Warrior Challenge '08

    Aug 20, 2008

    U.S. Army Pacific's Soldier/NCO of the Year competition.

  • Army Emergency Management workshop trains during Hurricane Fay

    Aug 20, 2008

    More than 100 emergency disaster preparedness officers and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness specialists from installations across the Army are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., just as Hurricane Fay threatened to hit the Gulf Coast and caused trainers to come prepared for a real-life disaster.

  • Congressional Black Associates welcomed by DOD reps

    Aug 20, 2008

    About two-dozen members of the Congressional Black Associates received a brief introduction to the Department of Defense Aug. 12 from Army acquisition executive Dean Popps and others.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command 'Best Warrior' competition underway

    Aug 20, 2008

    Thirty-two of the best and the brightest Non-Commissioned Officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command are vying to become the NCO and Soldier of the Year during the Best Warrior Competition being held here. The competition runs July 6-10.

  • Special Forces Soldier, Ranger triumph in USASOC NCO, Soldier of the Year competition

    Aug 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command announced the winners of its 2008 Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition in a ceremony July 17 at Bank Hall.

  • Old Guard Soldiers named Military District of Washington's best

    Aug 20, 2008

    Twenty-eight Soldiers from all over the country and the world competed in a grueling competition that named the National Capital Region Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • 1st Cav Soldier takes top honors as FORSCOM Soldier of the Year

    Aug 20, 2008

    Seventeen of Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs brightest and best Soldiers from units around the country came to Fort Hood to compete for FORSCOMAca,!a,,cs Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year July 27-31.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 3

    Aug 20, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • USAG Schinnen Soldier is Army's BOSS President of the Year

    Aug 20, 2008

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands -- Sgt. Jessenia Diaz Lopez, president for the USAG Schinnen Netherlands Boss Program, took top honors as the commanding general and command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command named her "Boss President of the Year" during the annual Boss Forum at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., Aug. 8.

  • Aiming for Gold

    Aug 20, 2008

    Pfc. Vincent Hancock takes Gold in his Olympic event.

  • WWII hero Megellas to visit USAG Schinnen

    Aug 20, 2008

    (USAG Schinnen, Netherlands) World War II hero Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Megellas, 91, the 82nd AirborneAca,!a,,cs most decorated officer and author of the book Aca,!A"All the Way to BerlinAca,!A?, will be at the Schinnen Bookmark Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where he will give away some of books to Soldiers and autograph books.

  • Combat Casualty Care Director Col. Dallas Hack, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

    Aug 20, 2008

    Combat Casualty Care Director, Col. Dallas Hack, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

  • Prevention coordinator receives Army-level award

    Aug 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Aca,!A"It make me sad when someone sits in front of me who faces losses in their life, and they say they heard the information and thought it wouldnAca,!a,,ct happen to them,Aca,!A? said Heather Robinson, U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs Employee Assistance Program coordinator. Robinson was recently named the Prevention Coordinator of the Year by the Army Substance Abuse Program and will receive recognition in Dallas Aug. 22.

  • Combined effort rushes aid to Georgia

    Aug 20, 2008

    The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, answered an urgent call from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, working closely with Italian NATO allies and the U.S. Navy.

  • Wounded warrior gets back in the saddle

    Aug 19, 2008

    Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance in Las Cruces, N.M.

  • Multi-national forces practice response to canal attack

    Aug 19, 2008

    PANAMAX is an exercise simulating attacks on the Panama Canal and allows multi-national forces to practice their response if it were ever to occur.

  • 2008 NCO/Soldier/KATUSA of the Year

    Aug 19, 2008

    19th ESC hosted the 8th U.S. Army's Best Warrior competition June 2-6, 2008.

  • AKO tests new wiki capability

    Aug 19, 2008

    A new feature on the Army's enterprise portal will make collaboration significantly more effective. The Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online Project Office today officially launched a pilot program for wiki - a feature facilitating the perpetual, collective work of many authors within the AKO community.

  • Depot, university partner to groom future business leaders

    Aug 19, 2008

    Tobyhanna and the University of Scranton Operations and Information Manaement (OIM) Department have joined forces to provide college stdents the tools they'll needfor a career in big business.

  • Athens silver medalist Anti finishes ninth in rifle prone at Beijing Games

    Aug 19, 2008

    In his fourth and possibly final Olympics, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Maj. Michael Anti just missed making the final and finished ninth in the 50-meter rifle prone event Aug. 15 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • AFAP taking care of families for 25 years now

    Aug 19, 2008

    During this the 25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan, Army spouses can be proud of the strides made for families Army-wide.

  • Vehicle recovery training gives Soldiers valuable experience

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A dead-lined vehicle is not a good thing for most units, but thereAca,!a,,cs a group of Soldiers in the 2nd Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs Service and Recovery Shop who make sure every vehicle is expeditiously recovered so it can be sent back out the to the fight.

  • The many ways beat Texas heat

    Aug 19, 2008

    1st Air Cavalry Brigade shows us how to beat the Texas heat

  • "Dragons" test prototype weapons for future release

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Soldiers of the 1st Aca,!A"DragonsAca,!A? Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Carey, command sergeant major for United States Armed Forces Command, got a first hand look at new weapons systems with a live fire here, July 29.

  • Ironhorse reignites Army Female Development Program

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Female leadership from 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division reignited The Army Female Development Program by holding a brigade-wide female-specific meeting recently.

  • Combined effort rushes aid into Georgia

    Aug 19, 2008

    3/405th AFSB Italian employees work to get USAID Humanitarrian Aid pallets ready for shipment to Georgia via the U.S. Navy.

  • Soldiers improve force protection training

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., is focused on improving the force protection capabilities of Soldiers about to deploy to combat areas.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 2

    Aug 19, 2008

    In part two of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Future Combat Systems.

  • Artilleryman reenlists for t-shirt

    Aug 19, 2008

    Forget money. Forget choice of duty station. Forget everything but the t-shirt.

  • Florida National Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Florida National Guard has activated Soldiers and Airmen to deal with any emergencies arising from Tropical Storm Fay's impact on Florida.

  • APFRI Health Day provides tools for healthier living

    Aug 19, 2008

    Health Day is the first entry of a year-long series of educational programs for the joint, interagency and international student body at the Army War College. APFRI links education about health and well-being with leader readiness. Presentations include world-class speakers who address the latest findings in health promotion and risk factor reduction research.

  • Florida National Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

    Aug 19, 2008

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2008 Aca,!" The Florida National Guard activated about 125 Soldiers and airmen for its planning cells and alerted other units in preparation for Tropical Storm Fay as the storm approached Cuba over the weekend.

  • Lt . Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander Multinational Corps Iraq

    Aug 19, 2008

    Lt . Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander Multinational Corps Iraq

  • Golden Knights and Bill Murray Help Celebrate 50th Chicago Air and Water Show

    Aug 18, 2008

  • Long Knife troops receive combat patches

    Aug 18, 2008

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is producing the next greatest generation of some of the finest combat veterans America has ever seen.

  • Iraqi Army participates in Vanguard route clearance class

    Aug 18, 2008

    Iraqi Army Soldiers are participating in the first Vanguard Brigade route clearance course in an effort to improve security in the Babil Province.

  • Fort Knox and Fort Carson win DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards

    Aug 18, 2008

    The Army's Fire and Emergency Services won two awards at the annual Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Awards Banquet Aug. 15 in Denver, Colo. These awards are presented during the DoDAca,!a,,cs annual Fire and Emergency Services Conference to recognize outstanding accomplishments of fire departments, fire fighters and heroes.

  • Civil-military conference unites provinces in capacity building efforts

    Aug 18, 2008

    Coalition, provincial and Iraqi leaders from Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center met with U.S. Embassy and Department of Defense representatives for the first ever Civil-Military Coordination Conference here Aug. 11-13, to promote economic growth in Iraq.

  • Army WCAP coach Johnson survives another Matt Emmons moment in Beijing

    Aug 18, 2008

    Aca,!A"He did it again!Aca,!A? someone shouted from the grandstand the instant Team USAAca,!a,,cs Matt Emmons plummeted from surefire gold to fourth place with a shocking 4.4 on his final shot in the Olympic 50-meter rifle 3 positions event on Sunday.

  • Mapping out MND-C success

    Aug 18, 2008

    When it comes to mapping out mission success in the Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center area of operations, there's only one place to begin Aca,!" the topographic section. "We provide geospatial support and information, as well as tailor-made products to support mission planning," said Warrant Officer 1 Mike Baber, MND-C geospatial information and services officer-in-charge. "We support all the brigades in MND-C."

  • Soldier gets a second life

    Aug 18, 2008

    In the 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Lance Armstrong makes a cameo appearance and gives Peter La Fleur, played by actor Vince Vaughn, an indirect motivational speech.

  • Kirkuk Police Academy trains women in Northeastern Iraq

    Aug 18, 2008

    KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 18, 2008 Aca,!" Thirty-seven Iraqi women attended their first day of training Aug. 16, at the Kirkuk Police Academy in northeastern Iraq. Officials said itAca,!a,,cs been a year since the academy has seen any women recruits, and a class of this size is unprecedented.

  • USAMU shotgun shooter Hancock wins Olympic gold medal in skeet

    Aug 18, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Pfc. Vincent Hancock set two Olympic records and prevailed in a four-target shoot-off against NorwayAca,!a,,cs Tore Brovold to win the gold medal in menAca,!a,,cs skeet Saturday on the Beijing Shooting Range.

  • Bridging the miles

    Aug 18, 2008

    A Soldier with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, shares a high-five with his daughter during a web camera communication.

  • Peacekeeping

    Aug 18, 2008

    Missouri National Guardsmen train in Germany for a Mission in Kosovo.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 18, 2008

    Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Army priorities.

  • Army shooter strikes gold in Beijing

    Aug 18, 2008

    Olympic skeet gold medal winner Pfc. Vincent Hancock (center) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is flanked by silver medalist Tore Bovold (left) of Norway and bronze medalist Anthony Terras (right) of Italy on the podium, Aug. 16, in Beijing.

  • Deputy Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program Scott Wiedmann

    Aug 18, 2008

    Federal Voting Assistance Program Deputy Director Scott Wiedmann

  • Deployment children aim for the stars

    Aug 18, 2008

    TRANSINNE, Belgium Aca,!" With Joshua Mayo in the pilot seat and flight director Daniel Arvleo-Perez overseeing a mission control center hundreds of miles away, the space shuttle landed flawlessly. Not bad for a couple of teenagers.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, August 11 - 17, 2008

    Aug 17, 2008

    A weekly compilation of photos showing living, working and operational conditions for the Army's Field Support Brigade based in Kuwait, with subordinate elements in Afghanistan and Qatar.

  • Hancock captures Army's second Gold Medal in Beijing

    Aug 16, 2008

    Pvt. 1st Class Vincent Hancock captured the Army's second Gold Medal of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Saturday, while also setting a new Olympic record in Skeet shooting. Hancock is a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Spouses enjoy Ladies' Night at the Tropics

    Aug 15, 2008

    Ladies received an evening of pampering, fashion, food and drink at LadiesAca,!a,,c Night at the Tropics, Aug. 8

  • All Veterans Healing Field Opening Ceremony at Davenport, Iowa's Memorial Park

    Aug 15, 2008

    A memorial to honor servicemembers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan was held in Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 14 at Davenport Memorial Park. More than 100 American Flags provided a fitting background for the four-day memorial. Highlights of the event included opening and closing ceremonies a candlelight vigil and non-denominational services. The memorial was open 24 hours a day during the span of the four days. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, spoke at the opening ceremony.

  • Amarah police gain officers, confidence

    Aug 15, 2008

    AMARAH, Iraq Aca,!" Iraqi men waited in line outside AmarahAca,!a,,cs Iraqi Police station anxious to join the ranks of the IP. A look of pride and determination on their faces, the candidates clutched their applications like lottery tickets in hopes of becoming one of the newest recruits.

  • Soldiers support the community as Big Brothers

    Aug 15, 2008

    Family and friends crowded around a picnic table as Raymond Saragosa blew out the nine glowing candles atop his Indiana Jones birthday cake here, Aug. 10.

  • IA, Long Knife medics conduct joint training

    Aug 15, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" A group of Iraqi Army medics completed combat medical training at Camp Mittica, near Tallil, with medics of the Long Knife Brigade July 30.

  • Iraqi journalists participate in media training

    Aug 15, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Twenty-one Iraqi journalists gathered at Combat Outpost Six near Samawah to participate in a media training developed and executed by the Muthana Provincial Reconstruction Team Aug. 7.

  • Remodeled Fort Irwin, Calif., dental clinic opens

    Aug 15, 2008

    Shuttleworth Dental ClinicAca,!a,,c at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif., reopened for business on August 14, 2008, following a $4.8 million renovation that began May 16, 2007. Improvements included adding 10 treatment rooms, an oral surgery recovery room. Energy efficiency was increased with installation of new energy saving windows and a modernized heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system.

  • Iraqi journalists participate in media training

    Aug 15, 2008

    Twenty-one Iraqi journalists gathered at Combat Outpost Six near Samawah to participate in a media training exercise developed and executed by the Muthana Provincial Reconstruction Team, Aug. 7.

  • Long Knives enjoy championship soccer game

    Aug 15, 2008

    BALAD, Iraq Aca,!"Several hundred Iraqis gathered in western Shomali at the Euphrates High School soccer field to watch a championship match between two neighborhood favorites.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Warrior Takes Weight Problems To The Ring

    Aug 15, 2008

    Frenchi Jones, a Marne Family member recently lost nearly 130 pounds using aerobic and boxing workout.

  • Airborne Operations

    Aug 15, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, NC Aca,!" Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) conduct sustain airborne training to maintain their jump proficiency in airborne operations. The jumps were made from a C-41A CASA airplane onto Sicily Drop Zone here on 27 July.

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • Boxing Makes Impact On Health at Fort Stewart

    Aug 15, 2008

    Former Boxing Professioanl teaches the sport for free at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center.

  • Post library, community club partner to bring knights tale to life

    Aug 15, 2008

    Arts, crafts, music and knightly combat came to life at the George P. Hays Library on Fort Stewart, Aug. 9 for a special childrenAca,!a,,cs story-time, as a local chapter of the SCA helped entertain installatin Families.

  • IRT Better Prepares Soldiers for Combat

    Aug 15, 2008

    90th Human Resource Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Inf. Div. attends Individual Readiness Training.

  • Sustainment Brigade Continues Redeployment

    Aug 15, 2008

    3rd Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade continues redeployment following 15-months in Iraq.

  • Local community partnership improves quality of life for Soldiers, Families

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army Community Covenant is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with its communities to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Family members. The communities surrounding Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield have been a source of strength and support to the Army.

  • 21st TSC and USAFE conduct humanitarian mission to Georgia

    Aug 15, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, GermanyAca,!" Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Aca,!" Europe, began providing emergency humanitarian assistance on Aug. 12, to the people of Georgia in response to the crisis situation in that country.

  • No Immediate Changes For Wounded Warriors

    Aug 15, 2008

    Upcoming changes in Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Soldier Saves Burning Victim

    Aug 15, 2008

    During a ceremony held at the Hunter Club Friday, 3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, presented the Soldier's Medal to Pfc. Aaron Sheffield, 3/3 Aviation, for his bravery and heroism when he saved a man from a fire.

  • Voting Keeps the Army Strong, Oct 12-18 is Absentee Voting Week

    Aug 15, 2008

    Article informing Soldiers, Families Vote options

  • Wireless network expands depot capabilities

    Aug 15, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA.-Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Army Materiel Command joined forces to modernize the installation's network infrastructure by adding Wireless Local Area Network capabilities.

  • Combat Aviation Prepares for Balancing Act

    Aug 15, 2008

    3/3 Avn changes command, reflags

  • Citadel Cadets take lesson from drill sergeant candidates

    Aug 15, 2008

    Upperclassmen cadets from The Citadel were pushed to their limits Saturday when they came to Fort Jackson to get a taste of teamwork and leadership. The cadets, who will act as The CitadelAca,!a,,cs drill sergeants to the 2008 incoming freshmen class, completed the Confidence Course and the Team Development Course under the guidance of drill sergeant candidates from the Drill Sergeant School.

  • Soldiering from Day One: Blended Reception reduces down time during in-processing

    Aug 15, 2008

    Down time is a thing of the past for Soldiers arriving at Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) for Basic Combat Training; that is because under a new reception process they begin soldierization on Day One. This process, known as Blended Reception, began as an effort to provide a more efficient and effective way of in-processing Soldiers as well as training them. It began as a pilot program in 2007 and was implemented across Fort Jackson in January.

  • Law Enforcement Agency Knocks on Redstone's Door

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was looking for a place to put its explosives training. Redstone Arsenal met its needs. Aca,!A"We canAca,!a,,ct expand where we are,Aca,!A? Jeff Groh, chief of ATFAca,!a,,cs explosives training branch, said. Aca,!A"So we have been looking for a new location. This location with these attributes best fits our mission.Aca,!A? The first phase of the training center construction began last November. It will be a convertible facility in that it will initially house classroom areas and offices until the main building is completed in mid-2010. Once those have moved into the larger building, the temporary location can be transformed for vehicle storage and other training.

  • Former NFL players conduct free football clinic for post kids

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Fort Lewis community recently showcased its talent for a select group of nine former NFL players.

  • Former NFL players get taste of Army life during post visit

    Aug 15, 2008

    On post for a youth football camp last Saturday, nine former NFL players toured Fort Lewis Aug. 8 engaging in first-person simulations and a Stryker ride through Leschi Town.

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan celebrates 25 years of commitment to the Military Family.

  • Kids Train

    Aug 15, 2008

    Spc. Nakisha Nieves shows us that kids can train just like Mom and Dad.

  • Post children help keep streams and lakes clean

    Aug 15, 2008

    The entire post community plays a part in keeping our lakes and streams clean Aca,!" and some of the younger residents took action this week to remind others of that fact. Fourth- and fifth-grade youth volunteers from the North Fort Lewis Youth Center teamed up with Public Works to place markers on 120 residential storm drains, reminding members of the community, Aca,!A"No Dumping; Drains to Lake.Aca,!A?

  • Iraqi army confident in ability to defend

    Aug 15, 2008

    Iraqis taking care of Iraqis -- this is the shape of things to come here. Garnering the trust and cooperation of the Iraqi people, Iraqi Army battalions near the oil-rich town of Bayji, have made the turn. No longer is the burgeoning Iraqi Army being coddled by their American counterparts. Rather, according to Military Transition Team Soldiers of the 1st Battlaion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Iraq's defenders are confident, determined and capable of securing its citizens.

  • Local educators get lessons on military life

    Aug 15, 2008

    The children of military families face challenges Aca,!" and opportunities Aca,!" not experienced by other students. Local educators met last week to learn how to deal with those facets of life in military families.

  • Comment: remembering what the Olympics represent

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Olympic Games in Beijing, China began last week. I hope we all take some time to celebrate what the Olympics represent.

  • Von Braun Era Engineer Works On

    Aug 15, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs something about Redstone Arsenal and its engineer work force that keeps Bill Pittman coming to work each day. Each day, that is, for 57 years. This 87-year-old, World War II Marine veteran began his civilian career with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs rocket development team at Redstone Arsenal in 1951. He supported the 1953 history-making launch of the first Redstone rocket, which will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its first launch on Aug. 20. Besides launching the nationAca,!a,,cs race to space, the Redstone rocket also launched the careers of American scientists and engineers at Redstone Arsenal, including Pittman, whose work has involved many of the rockets and missiles developed for the Army since the 1950s. Yet, Pittman is the only engineer from those early rocket days still working for the Army or NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. In 1999, Pittman retired from his work at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. But he still works daily at AMRDEC through the federal governmentAca,!a,,cs volunteer emeritus program.

  • CSA Meets Marine Guadalcanal veterans

    Aug 15, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN. George W. Casey, Jr., meets with and takes photos with eight Marine Guadalcanal veterans who were commemorating the 66th anniversary of the battle for Guadalcanal at the Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco, CA, Aug. 14, 2008. Casey was at the club to address a chapter of the World Presidents' Organization and answer questions about the current state of the U.S. Army.

  • Army Family Action Plan turns 25 years old

    Aug 15, 2008

    Starting Aug. 15 and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Army Nurse Leaders Discuss New Residency Program

    Aug 15, 2008

    A new program for Army nurses who are recent college graduates will help bridge the gap between their academic training and the demands of the clinical environment and prepare them for deployment.

  • UAVs role key ingredient to success in Iraq

    Aug 15, 2008

    Today, more than ever before, the UAV has become an imperative asset for troops on the ground. This is especially true for Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, who conduct daily missions in and around the Iraqi capital.

  • Rear detachment training in full swing in Schweinfurt

    Aug 15, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - ItAca,!a,,cs a familiar sight in Schweinfurt: busses line up in front of the battalions then Soldiers lugging duffle bags and body armor pour out and load up for a trip to Grafenwoehr or Hohenfels training areas. The 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, the Blackhawk Brigade, is preparing to deploy.

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