Archive: Aug 2008

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  • Yongsan remembers FMWR theater branch director

    Aug 5, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The Yongsan community mourned John Wood II during a memorial service Memorial Chapel Aug. 4.

  • USAG Humphreys launches YouTube channel

    Aug 5, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys is reaching out to the world with the introduction of its YouTube channel on the Internet.

  • USAG-Humphreys Aquatics Park - Splish and Splash

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Aca,!A"Splish & SplashAca,!A? water park is a new facility available to Soldiers, Civilians and Family members stationed in the Republic of Korea. Newly constructed facilities like this aquatics park are helping to make USAG-Humphreys a family-friendly Aca,!A"assignment of choiceAca,!A?. To learn more about living and serving in Korea visit http://imcom.korea.army.mil or www.youtube.com/imcomkorearegion. U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson, IMCOM-K Public Affairs

  • USAG-Humphreys Aquatics Park - Splish and Splash

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Aca,!A"Splish & SplashAca,!A? water park is a new facility available to Soldiers, Civilians and Family members stationed in the Republic of Korea. Newly constructed facilities like this aquatics park are helping to make USAG-Humphreys a family-friendly Aca,!A"assignment of choiceAca,!A?. To learn more about living and serving in Korea visit http://imcom.korea.army.mil or www.youtube.com/imcomkorearegion. U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson, IMCOM-K Public Affairs

  • United States Army Garrison - Humphreys

    Aug 4, 2008

    One of several new athletic facilities recently constructed at USAG-Humphreys, South Korea. Set This Aca,!A"Super GymAca,!A? houses an indoor pool, three full-size basketball courts, a 200 meter running track, weight room, and locker room. To learn more about living and serving in Korea visit http://imcom.korea.army.mil or www.youtube.com/imcomkorearegion. U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson, IMCOM-K Public Affairs

  • Army Hero Finally Gets Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2008

    Describes a Military Intelligence Soldier's delayed receipt of the Purple Heart award.

  • New, comfortable waiting room opens for families at Walter Reed

    Aug 4, 2008

    The families of Soldiers who undergo surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center have a fresh place to rest -- and wait -- while their loved ones are being attended to by Army surgeons. A completely refurbished family waiting room opened here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, August 4.

  • Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

  • FORSCOM's Best Go Head to Head, Ready to Tackle Big Army

    Aug 4, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" After a week of high and humid temperatures, the heat of intense competition finally came to a conclusion for the best of the best in the U.S. Army Forces Command, a formation consisting of more than 730,000 troops, during the FORSCOM noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year awards banquet July 31.

  • Joint Munitions Command welcomes new leader

    Aug 4, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - An ammunition community of both military and civilians welcomed one commander while saying good-bye to another.

  • Army begins uniform modification program for wounded warriors

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently began a new program that offers uniform modifications Aca,!" at no cost to wounded Soldiers Aca,!" through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Army giving opportunity to America's youth through preparatory school

    Aug 4, 2008

    Today the Army opens the doors for a new opportunity to help young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the Army as the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., accepts students.

  • Carlisle, Carlisle Barracks recognize more than 250-year partnership

    Aug 4, 2008

    For more than 250 years Carlisle and Carlisle Barracks have been community partners. On Aug. 1, the two formally recognized that relationship at an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony held on the Square in downtown Carlisle.

  • Carlisle, Carlisle Barracks recognize more than 250-year partnership

    Aug 4, 2008

    Army Community Covenant signing at Carlisle Barracks.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • ANCDF begins last nerve agent munitions campaign

    Aug 4, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (August 2, 2008) - The last nerve agent munition disposal campaign at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility began today.

  • Paratroopers awe crowd attending Kup's Purple Heart Cruise at Chicago's Navy Pier

    Aug 4, 2008

  • SDDC's first Lean Six Sigma project completed

    Aug 4, 2008

    A Lean Six Sigma project team from the 1182nd Transportation Terminal Battalion completed the first LSS project for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command July 1.

  • General Cody's retirement ceremony slideshow

    Aug 4, 2008

  • Combat Life Savers brush up on critical skills

    Aug 4, 2008

  • Aca,!A"CenturionsAca,!A? take their Fox for a swim

    Aug 4, 2008

  • Gen. Cody 'checks out'

    Aug 4, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody bids farewell to the servicemembers and civilians that lined the halls of the Pentagon during the retiring Vice Chief of Staff of the Army's final departure from the building, Aug. 4.

  • Chaplain's Hill Wreath Laying

    Aug 4, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrated 233 years of faithful service with a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Chief of Chaplains, CH (MG) Doug Carver, honored chaplains and offered words of inspiration at Chaplain's Hill, where military chaplains are laid to rest.

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • The Road to Glory: The Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2008

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington ordered 'that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth, or silk, edged with narrow lace or binding.' Washington made it clear that the badge could be bestowed upon soldiers of any rank. It was the first decoration in the Army to include enlisted troops...

  • General CodyAca,!a,,cs retirement ceremony

    Aug 4, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, retired Aug. 1, 2008 after a distinguished 36-year career. A master aviator who saw combat duty in both Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, Cody leaves a legacy of leadership, advocacy for Soldiers and lifelong service to the nation.

  • Troop Construction

    Aug 4, 2008

    Environmental officials at Hohenfels, Germany, use Soldier labor in construction projects.

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of Multinational Division North, Iraq

    Aug 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of Multinational Division North, Iraq

  • Respite care eases stress

    Aug 4, 2008

    Respite Care provides time off for family members who care for someone with a special need, either physical or emotional. The program, funded through the Army Family Covenant, is a broad-based program that meets the needs of a diverse exceptional family member population.

  • Red Cloud Safety Office provides safety signs for local children

    Aug 4, 2008

    In an effort to help protect schoolchildren from dangerous traffic, USAG-RCAca,!a,,cs Safety Office created and posted Korean-language warning signs for the new Bu Del Ke Elementary at the intersection of two main streets near the school.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 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.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 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.

  • Army bids farewell to Vice Chief Cody

    Aug 1, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, was honored with a farewell from the Pentagon Monday morning and a retirement ceremony Friday on the parade field at Fort Myer, Va.

  • CERDEC conducts largest Future Force C4ISR & Networking Technology Demonstration to date

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J.Aca,!"The U.S. Army will showcase more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, Aug. 5 Aca,!" 6, 2008.

  • Basic trainees prepare for war at MOUT site

    Aug 1, 2008

    A mock Iraqi village is located in the heart of Fort Jackson -- complete with a mosque, a cemetery, a mayoral office and street signs in Arabic.

  • Wolfhounds make a difference in lives of Japanese orphans

    Aug 1, 2008

    Taiki, Shunpei, Mika and Emiri are four Japanese children from the Holy Family Home Orphanage in Osaka, Japan being hosted to a 10-day trip of a lifetime by Aca,!A"WolfhoundAca,!A? Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, continuing a tradition that began half a century ago.

  • Army to open preparatory school for prospective Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will open the Army Preparatory School Aug. 4 at Fort Jackson, S.C., to give qualifying young men and women an opportunity to earn their General Educational Development (GED) credentials before they begin Basic Combat Training (BCT).

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • Garrison's New Commander Steps Up to the Plate

    Aug 1, 2008

    Col. Bob Pastorelli was ready to get started with his new job. The incoming commander of the Garrison sat down with executive assistant Wendy Mitchell to discuss his schedule. Five days later, on July 29, he would succeed Col. John Olshefski in a ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium. Olshefski retired with 27 years service. Aca,!A"And do you do PT (physical training) in the mornings'Aca,!A? Mitchell asked. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cll see how it works,Aca,!A? Pastorelli replied. Aca,!A"Trying to do PT at lunchtime is not going to work.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"It isnAca,!a,,ct,Aca,!A? Mitchell agreed. Aca,!A"Not in this heat.Aca,!A? Welcome to the sunny South, Colonel.

  • AMC CSM visits National Training Center

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT IRWIN, Ca. -- The U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Command Sergeant Major visited the U.S. Army National Training Center here July 21 Aca,!" 24 to observe Soldiers who are training prior to deployment.

  • Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

    Aug 1, 2008

    A Huntsville woman facing a federal murder charge in a wreck that killed a man on Redstone Arsenal has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Valorie Kiel Cox, 35, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing before Magistrate Paul Greene in Birmingham, according to published reports. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith. State charges are also pending. Authorities say Cox and another woman were fleeing from Huntsville police May 30 when they raced through Gate 1 and crashed into a car, killing 39-year-old Darren Spurlock, a Marshall Space Flight Center employee. Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles announced Friday the results of the investigation into the May 30 incident in which two drug suspects in a vehicle fleeing local authorities unlawfully entered Gate 1 and caused the fatal wreck.

  • Renovations on Surinamese clinic a success

    Aug 1, 2008

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Suriname citizens may not recognize the De Nieuwe Grond Clinic thanks to South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers' involvement in Beyond the Horizon 2008, a humanitarian and civic-assistance operation planned and led by U.S. Army South. A closing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 30, at the clinic in Wanica, Suriname to commemorate the successful completion of all the engineer projects that were conducted as a part of BTH08.

  • Soldiers provide feedback on new gear

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently visited the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here to receive briefings on the latest developments in food, clothing, aerial delivery, shelters and individual equipment, and provide feedback to developers.

  • Gervais takes over Army Environmental Command during era of change

    Aug 1, 2008

    Col. Maria R. Gervais took command of the U.S. Army Environmental Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 29.

  • National cemetery to be built at Fort Jackson

    Aug 1, 2008

    A new national cemetery, which will be adjacent to Fort Jackson, is scheduled to open this fall and will be named the "Fort Jackson National Cemetery."

  • New York agencies partner to help returning Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    Starting today, citizen Soldiers here will now receive mental health screening thanks to a new partnership between the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Drills prepare warriors for combat reality

    Aug 1, 2008

    AIT Soldiers train for urban combat at Fort Rucker's forward operating base.

  • Ways to Save

    Aug 1, 2008

    USAA Financial Planner Practitioner gives advice to Soldiers and their Families on how to save money.

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • Post celebrates new commander's arrival

    Aug 1, 2008

    Within minutes of taking command, Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs new leader showed he is willing to buck tradition in favor of the welfare of his Soldiers. At his Change of Command ceremony July 24, before beginning his speech, incoming commander Brig. Gen. Bradley MayAca,!a,,cs first official order was for the Soldiers standing in formation, as the Carolina sun beat down on them, to stand, Aca,!A"at ease and shake it out. Loosen up a little bit, get the blood flowing.Aca,!A?

  • 'All clear' at MOUT site

    Aug 1, 2008

    A mock Iraqi village is located in the heart of Fort Jackson Aca,!"Aca,!" complete with a mosque, cemetery, mayorAca,!a,,cs office, burned-out vehicles and Arabic street signs and graffiti. Basic Combat Training Soldiers get their first taste of what to expect during a future deployment through their training at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain site. Soldiers learn how to navigate rooms and clear buildings, explained Staff Sgt. Yamekeia Thompson, a drill sergeant with Company F, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment. The unit takes a Aca,!A"crawl, walk, runAca,!A? approach to training at the MOUT site. Last Friday, during the crawl phase, Soldiers learned how to enter and secure a room, following step-by-step instructions from their drill sergeants.

  • OnTrac eases IET Soldiers' return to civilian life

    Aug 1, 2008

    Amanda BuntonAca,!a,,cs lifelong dream has been to serve her country as a Soldier. Her aspirations to join the Army ended last week when her asthma became too serious for her to continue training. Bunton is not without a plan, however. Thanks to the OnTrac program, separating Soldiers, such as Bunton, are provided the tools and resources to enter the competitive job market.

  • Panzer MOUT site reflects downrange environment

    Aug 1, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" The Army has a term for urban combat: MOUT. It stands for military operations in urban terrain. With nearly half of the worldAca,!a,,cs population living in cities, the enemy has found a convenient place to hide.

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