Archive: Aug 2008

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  • USAG-Daegu community welcomes new CSM

    Aug 15, 2008

    CAMP HENRY Aca,!" United States Army Garrison Daegu Soldiers, civilian employees and Good Neighbors from the Daegu community gathered in front of USAG-Daegu Headquarters to welcome command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott, during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 8.

  • Putting families first: FMWR Expo highlights programs for Soldiers and family members

    Aug 14, 2008

    More than 350 Soldiers and family members gathered at the Nehelani, Aug. 1, for an informative evening that highlighted programs offered by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR).

  • Martin Yan cooks up fun at NEX

    Aug 14, 2008

    More than 100 aspiring chefs crowded around a long table filled with delicacies at the Navy Exchange Hawaii (NEX) here, Sunday, to learn from a master.

  • Immediate Response '08

    Aug 14, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers from SETAF and the Georgia Army National Guard met U.S. Marine Corps reservists from Ohio and soldiers from the country of Georgia during a two-week exercise called "Immediate Response '08."

  • Army offers language bonus to ROTC cadets

    Aug 14, 2008

    The Army is now offering a monetary incentive for new Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to study critical languages such as Arabic. The language incentive is part of the Officer Accession Pilot Program authorized by Congress to help the Army recruit commissioned officers. The program additionally includes a $5,000 bonus for college students who complete the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course and agree to become Army officers, and authorizes the Army to offer two-year Army-service contracts to experienced doctors and other medical professionals, and chaplains, between ages 43 and 60.

  • Combat survivability has doubled since Vietnam, says assistant secretary

    Aug 14, 2008

    Recent advances in combat medicine are saving servicemembersAca,!a,,c lives at unprecedented rates, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs told a group of government and medical officials at a Aca,!A"Government ExecutiveAca,!A? event Wednesday.

  • Gen. John A. Wickham Jr., Army Chief of Staff from 1983-1987

    Aug 14, 2008

    Gen. John A. Wickham Jr., Army Chief of Staff from 1983-1987 and advocate for Army families

  • Soldiers in Iraq unite with families through reading

    Aug 14, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2008 Aca,!" As deployments have remained consistent for Soldiers and family members of the 4th Infantry Division, separation has been commonplace. To aid in strengthening the separated familiesAca,!a,,c relationships, the nonprofit United through Reading program promotes the Aca,!A"read aloudAca,!A? experience for separated families.

  • Commander's column: Safety doesn't just happen

    Aug 14, 2008

    LetAca,!a,,cs finish 2008 by keeping safety first and foremost in all our thoughts.

  • JTF-East Bulgaria ramps up for training

    Aug 14, 2008

    Trains rolling into Ziminitsa, Bulgaria, loaded down with vehicles, signaled the onset of operations Monday for Task Force Panther troops scheduled to begin training in Bulgaria as part of Joint Task Force-East 2008.

  • Byers loses in Olympic quarterfinals, vows to wrestle for medal in London

    Aug 14, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" After being eliminated Thursday from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Nothing beats the power of one

    Aug 14, 2008

    The night before he lost a leg due to cancer, Canadian teenager Terry Fox decided to run across Canada to rally support for cancer research. That was in 1977. He trained for 18 months running over 3100 miles with is prosthetic leg and on April 12, 1980, Fox began his Aca,!A"marathon of hopeAca,!A? across Canada. After running 3,339 miles in 143 days, cancerous tumors in his lungs forced him to stop. Fox died June 28, 1981, but lived to see his goal of $1 per Canadian citizen when donations reached $24.17 million Feb. 1, 1981. Terry Fox has been a Canadian hero ever since.

  • Superior Honor Award

    Aug 14, 2008

    Army Reservist Capt. Laura Peters receives a prestigious State Department award for her service in Iraq.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Life-Changing Covenant

    Aug 14, 2008

    A family covenant changes a 3-year-old's life forever.

  • 'Sesame Street' Characters Entertain, Educate Military Families

    Aug 14, 2008

    With all the construction going on around Fort Sam Houston, not many people would have imagined a transformation happened inside the Army Community Service center as well.

  • Children 'Start Smart' At Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 14, 2008

    Children at Fort Sam Houston are learning lifelong lessons about fitness, nutrition and health at the Child Development Center.

  • Caregivers Learn New Techniques For Wounded Warrior Care

    Aug 14, 2008

    More than 70 physical therapists, prosthetists and physicians gained a better understanding of how to actively care for wounded warriors outside of the Army community after attending a workshop July 22 to 24 at Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Military Teen Stays Grounded Despite Fame

    Aug 14, 2008

    Spensha Baker has been making a joyful noise since she was 7 years old and belting out Gospel music in front of her bedroom mirror.

  • USACAPOC(A) Air Operations

    Aug 14, 2008

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) prepare for airborne operations at Fort Bragg, N.C., at the United States Army Special Operations Command mock trainer on Saturday, July 27, 2008.

  • Middle Eastern Artillery officers travel to Fort Sill for symposium

    Aug 14, 2008

    The meeting was supposed to get no publicity. The presence of the senior foreign officers was to be released only on a Aca,!A"need to knowAca,!A? basis. Unfortunately for security officers, it was impossible to hide a group of Middle Eastern officers, dressed in their countryAca,!a,,cs uniforms, from the people of Fort Sill and Lawton, Okla.

  • NCO wins second round in Olympic wrestling

    Aug 14, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Thursday at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. Byers is a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Army announces critical language incentive-pay program

    Aug 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced Aug. 13 a financial incentive pilot program for recruiting new college Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets who take courses in critical foreign languages, such as Arabic, Persian-Farsi, and Chinese-Mandarin, as well as commit to entering the regular Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard as a commissioned officer.

  • Col. Benjamin Everson, chief of U.S. Army Europe's International Operations Division

    Aug 14, 2008

    Col. Benjamin Everson, chief of U.S. Army Europe's International Operations Division

  • Soldiers train on fire suppression

    Aug 14, 2008

    Automated logistics specialists, with the 584th Maintenance Company, use different agents to put out a fire on an Armored Security Vehicle during a live-burn training exercise July 25, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The Soldiers are part of the battalionAca,!a,,cs fire suppressant team for convoy operations.

  • Hometown News kicks off holiday greetings program

    Aug 14, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team from San Antonio will be traveling throughout Europe in August and September to record holiday greetings for broadcast on television and radio stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

  • Nijmegen Challange 2008

    Aug 14, 2008

    Nijmegen, Netherlands (July 15-18, 2008) -- U.S. Army Maj. Doug LeVien, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pierce, Sgt. William Anaab and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Kagele celebrate their completion of the 92nd Annual Nijmegen International Four Days March. They participated as members of the United States Delegation in NATO's Joint Force Command Brunssum Allied International Marching Team. They marched 40-plus kilo-meters per day and carried over 22 pounds of dead weight. During the march a wreath laying ceremony was held July 17 at a Canadian World War II cemetery surrounded by the flags of NATOAca,!a,,cs 26 member nations. The march concluded July 18 with a parade through the center of Nijmegen as thousands of spectators cheered. The march is the largest of itsAca,!a,,c kind in the world. This year over 32,000 civilians and 6,000 military members from 30 countries participated.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Callahan becomes oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history

    Aug 13, 2008

    At age 56, U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Aca,!A"LibbyAca,!A? Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the womenAca,!a,,cs 25-meter pistol shooting event Aug. 13 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • Reserve NCO sets Olympics age record

    Aug 13, 2008

    At age 56, U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Aca,!A"LibbyAca,!A? Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the womenAca,!a,,cs 25-meter pistol shooting event Aug. 13 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • 'Kips Bay' air assault brings security to Al Betra

    Aug 13, 2008

    Iraqi Army and Rakkasan Soldiers executed Operation Kips Bay, an air assault to establish a solid IA presence in Al Betra in the early morning hours Aug. 8.

  • Hard Work Pays Off

    Aug 13, 2008

    Spc. Eller takes the 7th Gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

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

  • Secretary Geren on This Week in Defense News

    Aug 13, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks about the present and the future of the Army on This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian.

  • USAG Schinnen news, information

    Aug 13, 2008

    SCHINNEN, the Netherlands -- The USAG Schinnen Public Affairs Office releases community updates and compiles recent news reports here. Click her now to learn more about the Army's only garrison in the Netherlands!

  • Soldier sets two Olympic records en route to Gold

    Aug 13, 2008

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III set two Olympic records en route to winning a Gold Medal in double trap at the Beijing Shooting Range Tuesday.

  • Lt. Col. William Utroska, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at

    Aug 13, 2008

    Lt. Col. William Utroska, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

  • National Guard, British Soldiers aid Afghans

    Aug 13, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2008 Aca,!" More than 1,000 residents of Ud Kheil village here were treated by Afghan medical staff and received medicine, vitamins and personal items through a joint assistance operation conducted by New York Army National Guard, Afghan and British soldiers Aug. 7.

  • Finney Recreation Center wins top DA honors

    Aug 13, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Striving to be the best Army community in Europe has long been the goal of USAG Schweinfurt commanders and garrison agencies. Recently, those efforts have been widely-recognized as successes, ranging from commendations for the best Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program in Europe to, most recently, the best recreation center in the Army.

  • Cyber hawks help keep network safe

    Aug 13, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" While Germany-based U.S. Soldiers fight terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, a team of cyber professionals from the 1st Information Operations Command, 2nd Battalion, out of Fort Belvoir, Va., is forward deployed to Funari Barracks in Mannheim to battle threats to the U.S. Army Europe network.

  • New commander takes reins at USAG Vicenza

    Aug 13, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Col. Erik Daiga took command of U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza in a ceremony on Caserma Ederle Aug. 12.

  • 2nd HET Co. redeploys to Fort Irwin, Calif.

    Aug 12, 2008

    About 150 soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, Echelons Above Brigade Support Battalion, National Training Center Support Brigade, returned Aug. 6, 2008, to the NTC and Fort Irwin, Calif., after a 15-month deployment in Kuwait. The 2nd HET deployed in May 2007. While in Kuwait, the Soldiers helped incoming and outgoing brigades move tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles in and around Iraq. The company traveled 4.2 million miles on more than 200 missions.

  • Stryker by night

    Aug 12, 2008

    Spc. Jin Wang, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, mans a checkpoint during a training raid early Aug. 5.

  • Garrison leadership holds Employee Information Forum

    Aug 12, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Garrison officials met with nearly 500 employees Aug. 11 at a special quarterly forum.

  • Region commander tours USAG-Yongsan

    Aug 12, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Garrison officials gave a community orientation tour to the Installation Management Command-Korea Region commander Friday, Aug. 8.

  • Commander's Corner: Welcome Ulchi Freedom Guardian participants

    Aug 12, 2008

    Next week, U.S. Forces Korea kicks off an annual training event that will bring more than 1,000 exercise participants to U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Let me be the first to welcome our visitors.

  • 35 years with Red Cross: 'We are here always, ready to help'

    Aug 12, 2008

    Since 1973, Choe Wan-kyong has served the American Red Cross, and July 23 he marked his 35th year with the organization. Despite almost half of his life spent in the same place, he moved 24 times before finally settling.

  • FORSCOM general visits 1st CavalryAca,!a,,cs Horse Detachment

    Aug 12, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, United States Army Forces Command, rides with the 1st Cavalry's Horse Detachment

  • Unit, family have fun day at BLORA

    Aug 12, 2008

  • New contract to add taxis at USAG-Yongsan

    Aug 12, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials at USAG-Yongsan announced a new taxi contract that adds 51 drivers covering the Seoul, Seongnam and Bupyeong areas.

  • Engineers cause a Aca,!EoebangAca,!a,,c

    Aug 12, 2008

  • Ground Commander Flies

    Aug 12, 2008

    Col. Tobin Green, the commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Div. takes part of an ongoing air/ground integration program where Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., shows ground commanders what his pilots see from the air.

  • Red Dragons make home on the range with families

    Aug 12, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When Sgt. Waldemar Ruiz and his family decided to come back into the Army in 2006, after a break in service, his two, young boys didnAca,!a,,ct get much of an opportunity to get fully integrated as Army Aca,!A"brats.Aca,!A?

  • KATUSA leadership: Top Soldiers earn Gen. Paik award

    Aug 12, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The General Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award is a special award in honor of the greatest war hero during the Korean War and recognizes the most outstanding noncommissioned officers in the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army program.

  • Free culture classes help ease transition to Korea

    Aug 12, 2008

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

  • Panama Canal security focus of exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador Aca,!" Servicemembers and civilians from 20 nations and three international organizations converged at various locations in Central and North America this week for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2008, a multinational exercise focused on the security of the Panama Canal.

  • Wounded warriors train to climb Mount McKinley

    Aug 12, 2008

    Maj. Marc Hoffmeister and a group of severely wounded warriors are training to climb North AmericaAca,!a,,cs highest peak.

  • Sgt. Kenneth Gibson

    Aug 12, 2008

    25th Infantry Division Soldier killed 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced today the death of a 25th Infantry Division Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Kenneth B. Gibson, 25, of Christiansburg, Va., died of wounds suffered on August 10, in Tarmiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during dismounted operations. Gibson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He joined the Army in March 6, 2002 and was assigned to Schofield Barracks in August of that same year. For additional information go to www.25idl.army.mil.

  • Patriot Warrior: New type of Reserve exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    More than 4,000 servicemembers gathered at Fort McCoy last month for what officials are calling a new type of training exercise for the Army Reserve.

  • Retired Army marksman finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • Retired Army marksman Erickson finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • USACAPOC(A) Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 12, 2008

    Warriors Compete U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Public Affairs Office FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USACAPOC (A) News Service, May 14, 2008) Aca,!" Two Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers scored first place in their respective categories during a five-day competition of military wits and physical endurance at Camp Rilea, Ore., May 9, 2008. Spc. Kimo Bandmann, assigned to the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Staff Sgt. William K. Sauder, assigned to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Columbus, Ohio, were the champions of the competition in both the Soldier and noncommissioned officer categories respectively in the Best Warrior Competition hosted annually by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Aca,!A"The competition is designed to evaluate and sharpen the warrior skills of the best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers within the command,Aca,!A? said Command Sgt. Maj. Neil C. Huepel, the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. Aca,!A"These competitors represent not only the command, but also the best Warrior Citizens within the U.S. Army Reserve.Aca,!A? Nine other Soldiers from across the commandAca,!a,,cs 27-state region competed in the competition, which included specific events like running a beach obstacle course, conducting an Army physical fitness test, mastering both day and night land navigation courses, qualifying with a rifle and grenade launcher, completing a list of ten Army common training tasks and answering questions before a six-member board. Sauder, a native Dublin, Ohio, is a combat veteran with eight years in the Army while Bandmann a resident of Springville, Utah, is new to the Army Reserve, spending four previous years within the U.S. Navy special warfare community. The two USACAPOC(A) winners will compete at the Army Reserve wide Best Warrior Competition in July. This Army Reserve-wide competition marks another event demonstrating the professional growth of the U.S. Army Reserve Soldier as it celebrates its centennial anniversary. USACAPOC(A) is five percent of the U.S. Army Reserve CommandAca,!a,,cs force and is responsible for 20 percent of the Army Reserve deployments. The command is comprised of nearly 10,000 Soldiers in 67 units across 27 states. USACAPOC(A) is home to 94 percent of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs CA capability and 71 percent of the DoDAca,!a,,cs PSYOP capability. - USACAPOC (A) -

  • Olympic Opening Ceremony celebrates "One World, One Dream"

    Aug 12, 2008

    The elaborate Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad featured a display of ChinaAca,!a,,cs long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the Aca,!A"One World, One DreamAca,!A? theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • U.S. helps redeploy Georgian forces

    Aug 12, 2008

    The U.S.-assisted redeployment of Georgian troops from Iraq to their home country began Sunday and continued through Monday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tour RDECOM

    Aug 12, 2008

    A group of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers got to meet the scientists and engineers behind the technologies that give them a fighting edge on the battlefield and get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline during a recent tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, assistant chief of staff for installation management and commanding general,

    Aug 12, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, assistant chief of staff for installation management and commanding general, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

  • German Bundeswehr, Garmisch MPs host weapons competition

    Aug 12, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Military Police and the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) hosted two shooting competitions here in July.

  • Open wide

    Aug 12, 2008

    Capt. Damien Barrineau, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, examines a young girl's throat while providing medical care to the people of Sayid Ghrib, Iraq, July 27.

  • Kaiserslautern holds Warrior Response exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Balloon canisters, normally filled with helium, were packed with chorine. And within minutes of what was to be a joyous celebration Aca,!" a welcome home ceremony for redeploying Soldiers Aca,!" suddenly became chaos as the canisters opened, poisoning the air with yellow gas.

  • Relocation manager: 20 things to do in Seoul

    Oct 2, 2014

    "Welcome to Korea" is what many newcomers have heard multiple times in multiple renditions over the past few weeks. "But really," you might be asking yourselves, "I'm here, I've been welcomed, now what' Where do I start' Korea is going to be so hard to get accustomed to."

  • New Starbucks opens at Fort Irwin, Calif.

    Aug 11, 2008

    A new Starbucks opened on August 11, 2008, at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif. Housed in a former fast food building, the new Starbucks has 3,500 square feet of selling space and offers free Wi-Fi. According to Renee Ellis, general manager, Fort Irwin Exchange, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the store is the largest free-standing Starbucks that AAFES owns in the continental United States. The store is open seven days a week.

  • Students at Fort Irwin, Calif., head back to school

    Aug 11, 2008

    School vacation now over, students at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif., headed back to school on August 11, 2008.

  • From those who served before us: Commander led first CONUS-based ADA Soldiers into desert

    Aug 11, 2008

    In early August of 1990, Capt. Joseph P. DeAntona, commander of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, was busily preparing his unit to test the precision and lethality of the Patriot missile, which had only been used in anti-aircraft situations up until then. Instead, he was informed the testing of the system would be conducted in real-life scenarios in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm.

  • Civilian employees begin Senior Fellowship

    Aug 11, 2008

    Four Army civilians have been selected to participate in the Army Senior Fellows Program with one taking graduate classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the others beginning career-development assignments this week.

  • Robots can stand in for Soldiers during risky missions

    Aug 11, 2008

    A recent television series featured competition between teams composed of engineers, mechanics and computer experts.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Newport Chemical Depot confirms VX stockpile neutralized

    Aug 11, 2008

    On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD).

  • USASMA welcomes Sergeants Major Course Class 59

    Aug 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy welcomed the 645 senior noncommissioned officers of Sergeants Major Course Class 59 during opening ceremonies Aug. 8 in the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center East Auditorium at the academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • New Army Knowledge (KM) Management Principles

    Aug 11, 2008

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Olymipic Opening Ceremony

    Aug 11, 2008

    Six hundred people were involved in the installation, ignition, direction, supervision and safety of setting off 11,456 fireworks from 287 points atop the stadium and 8,428 more from 27 positions in the central area during the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Aug. 8.

  • Tuning in to Kala Gush Radio

    Aug 11, 2008

    With steady hands, Mohibullah, a broadcaster for Kala Gush Radio, held his cell phone up to a microphone to pick up the voice of a local Afghan, who was calling in to make a request. Out his window the purple mountains stood tall against two small connexes that house the station.

  • Army Strong Against Cancer Team Supports American Cancer Society Event

    Aug 11, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot's team, Army Strong Against Cancer, participates in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life.

  • Space Agency Work Force Glad to be Neighbor

    Aug 11, 2008

    The U.S. space program was born at Redstone Arsenal. The rocket program began by the Army has grown dramatically since the first Redstone rocket took to the skies 50 years ago. Nonetheless, the space business continues on post in the form of NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. The center was activated in 1960, with Dr. Wernher von Braun as its first director. After having successfully sent AmericaAca,!a,,cs first astronaut, Alan B. Shepard, into suborbital flight the following year, Marshall got to work on its first major project Aca,!" the Saturn rockets.

  • Co-op student adds to summer youth program

    Aug 11, 2008

    An annual summer youth educational program sponsored by the employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center needed fresh ideas and someone to step up. A fellow student did just that for the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science Program. GEMS is part of the Army Educational Outreach Program which consists of Army-sponsored research, education, competitions, internships and practical experiences designed to engage and guide students and teachers.

  • Vet Museum's Future in Hands of City Lease Holders

    Aug 11, 2008

    Suddenly, the future residence of the Veterans Memorial Museum has become a topic of discussion among local veterans groups and the City of Huntsville. Local veterans and veteran groups are angered by recent suggestions from Huntsville city officials that the museum should be moved to much smaller quarters in a nearby National Guard armory once its lease is up in two years. Randy Withrow, the museumAca,!a,,cs director, doesnAca,!a,,ct like the idea of the move either. But he is hoping discussions will lead to a future move that will better position the museum for its own growth as a state, regional and national center for veteran and military history.

  • Association Chapter Wins One for the Thumb

    Aug 11, 2008

    For an unprecedented five years in a row, the Association of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Redstone-Huntsville Chapter has been chosen as the international Best Overall Chapter. This year the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will share the honor with co-winner Central Texas, Fort Hood. The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will be recognized at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition on Oct. 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Aca,!A"This great accomplishment would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of our board and membership,Aca,!A? chapter president Mike Howell said.Aca,!A"We have a great leadership team -- the Executive Committee and Executive Board, a great group of corporate and individual members and a very supportive Team Redstone led by Maj. Gen. (Jim) Myles, including SMDC and Lt. Gen. (Kevin) Campbell.Aca,!A?

  • Pastorelli Knows He Has Big Shoes to Fill

    Aug 11, 2008

    Garrison incoming commander Col. Bob Pastorelli finds himself in the same situation his predecessor, Col. John Olshefski, was in three years ago. Pastorelli takes the reins from a popular commander just as Olshefski did in following Bob Devlin in 2005. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs quite evident that youAca,!a,,cve made a huge impact here,Aca,!A? Pastorelli told Olshefski during the Garrison change of command ceremony July 29 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Aca,!A"And itAca,!a,,cll be big shoes to fill, and I accept the challenge.Aca,!A?

  • Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Neutralization at Newport Chemical Depot

    Aug 11, 2008

    The United States Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) completed neutralization Aug. 11 of the chemical weapons stockpile of nerve agent VX at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF), located at Newport Chemical Depot, Ind. This achievement brings the United States one step closer to safely destroying the national stockpile of chemical weapons.

  • Soldier wins Gold, sets new Olympic record

    Aug 11, 2008

    BEIJING (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2008) -- Spc. Glenn Eller won the Gold Medal in double trap shooting Tuesday, setting an Olympic record with a total score of 190. Eller's teammate, Spc. Jeff Holguin, finished fourth. Both Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit based at Fort Benning, Ga. Eller went into the final round leading by four shots and hit 45 out of 50 targets, to win the first shooting Gold for Team USA in Beijing.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, August 4 - 10, 2008

    Aug 11, 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.

  • Soldiers visit orphanage

    Aug 11, 2008

    An Iraqi child holds on to the hand of Sgt. Michael Bearden, native of Cartersville, Ga., as other children interact with other Soldiers during a visit to the Al-Gowood Orphanage in Kadhimiya, Iraq, July 30, 2008. The Soldiers are part of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

  • Silver Star Medal recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez

    Aug 11, 2008

    Silver Star Medal recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez

  • Germans, Americans bid USAG Hessen farewell

    Aug 10, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs difficult to say goodbye, but as they say, life goes on,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gerald Moates following the U.S. Army Garrison Hessen closure ceremony here Aug. 7.

  • Operation Soccer Ball looks to build friendship through futbol

    Aug 9, 2008

    In the dusty streets and empty lots of Sadr City, Baghdad, Diwaniya and Mosul, improved security conditions have allowed servicemembers to work at rebuilding a nation. They're dribbling, passing and kicking their way to a better Iraq through a universal language - soccer.

  • Tigers at Baghdad Zoo

    Aug 9, 2008

    Tigers were donated from a conservation center in North Carolina to the Baghdad Zoo.

  • Veterans' group leaders visit Iraq to help troops

    Aug 9, 2008

    Leaders of AmericaAca,!a,,cs veterans groups came to Iraq July 29 to get a better picture of what life is currently like for servicemembers on the ground to help shape the national image of our Armed Forces and ensure everyone in uniform is getting taken care of.

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