Archive: Sep 2008

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  • 3rd BCT is 100 Days Fatality Free

    Sep 26, 2008

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Observing National Preparedness Month

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinnyans find nothing novel in preparing for disaster nor have they necessarily limited it to any specific month. Here is a photo dated Oct. 21, 1952, which shows employees who staffed the communications center during a New Jersey-wide air raid drill as part of a First Army exercise code named Watchdog.

  • Picatinny CG joins other employees in LSS certification

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The commander of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command is one of the most recent Armament Research Development and Engineering Center's Lean Six Sigma program black-belt certificate recipients.

  • Military, civilian leaders sign Army Community Covenant

    Sep 26, 2008

    Sunny blue skies and 70 degree weather were the perfect backdrop for the Fort Monmouth Army Community Covenant Signing ceremony at Wampum Park, Eatontown Borough, N.J., Sept. 24.

  • 2008 Soldier Show coming to Picatinny area Oct. 10

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show performers are scheduled to make an appearance at Morris Knolls High School Auditorium 6:15 p.m. Oct. 10.

  • USA wins 'Best Nation' at CISM in Sweden

    Sep 26, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won four medals last week and the coveted title of Aca,!A"Best Nation in the WorldAca,!A? at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire - called CISM - at the Rodberget Shooting Centre in northern Sweden.

  • Fire Support Certification on Fort Lewis

    Sep 26, 2008

    FST team certification on Fort Lewis

  • Gesture of Appreciation

    Sep 26, 2008

    With the end of the fiscal year come long days for the Contracting and Acquisition Management Office - West. To show his appreciation for all their hard work, the Director, CAMO-West, L.R. Thrasher, decided to cook breakfast for his staff.

  • Two TACOM LCMC employees receive first DA Master Black Belt certifications

    Sep 26, 2008

    Jim Wasiloff and Mary Nelson of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command's G5/7 own the distinction of being the first and second Army employees to be granted the Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Certification. The success, however, didn't come without pain.

  • 'We Were Soldiers' author packs them in for PX visit

    Sep 26, 2008

    Joe Galloway, co-author of Aca,!A"We Were Soldiers Once ... and YoungAca,!A? and its new sequel, Aca,!A"We Are Soldiers Still,Aca,!A? attracted crowds to his book signing at the Fort Lewis Post Exchange.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 26, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla., offers unique ammunition-related services; one of those services is the availability of subject matter experts who provide answers to technical questions related to the radiographic inspection of ammunition or ammunition related items.

  • Mom, POWs-MIAs honored at event

    Sep 26, 2008

    Donna L. Craven, right, director of religious education for the U.S. Army Garrison ChaplainAca,!a,,cs Office, presents a rose to Christine Jones Sept. 19 during the National POW-MIA recognition Day ceremony held at the Fort McPherson Post Chapel. Jones, 91, received definitive information in July about her sonAca,!a,,cs death. Maj. Bobby M. Jones, an Air Force flight surgeon, had been missing in action since Nov. 28, 1972, when the jet he was in disappeared from radar near Danang in South Vietnam.

  • ABOUT SMDC/ARSTRAT

    Sep 26, 2008

  • Courage, determination push minority through West Point

    Sep 26, 2008

    Victor Macias, who currently serves as one of several training administrators for G-3 Training Integration, U.S. Army Forces Command, recounts his struggle as a young Mexican attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Fort Bragg Red Cross youth volunteers offer a helping hand

    Sep 26, 2008

  • 'Fly-In' offers business leaders clearer Army picture

    Sep 26, 2008

    Some 35 Indiana business executives got a crash course on the U.S. Army recently during a visit to the Pentagon that capped off a two-day visit to the nationAca,!a,,cs capital.

  • Fort Bragg Partroopers re-enact famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 26, 2008

    Running two miles carrying a boat overhead, then frantically paddling across a lake might seem like an exhausting feat, but for the engineers of the 82nd Airborne Division, itAca,!a,,cs just a fun way to pay tribute to the past. To honor one of the most famous feats in combat engineer history, the crossing of the Waal River by pontoon boat into Germany in 1944, engineers from the four combat brigades of the 82nd Abn. Div. competed in a re-enactment of the crossing on Sept. 18.

  • FORSCOM kicks off CFC campaign

    Sep 26, 2008

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) kicked off its rally for the 2008 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Sept. 18 at its headquarters. This yearAca,!a,,cs CFC theme is Aca,!A"Changing Lives, One Gift at a Time.Aca,!A?

  • Fort Bragg digs up its past

    Sep 26, 2008

  • Staff takes 'readiness' to masses

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Ready Army program launched at Fort McPherson Sept. 19 with a personal touch. With meet-and-greets at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters and presentations at the Community Wellness CenterAca,!a,,cs Holistic Health and Wellness Fair and as part of childrenAca,!a,,cs activities for the pre-kindergarten class at the Child Development Center, members of the U.S. Army GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Aca,!A"took the program to the people.Aca,!A?

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla. has developed a one of a kind capability within the Department of Defense that allows engineers to simulate real-life shipping conditions for containerized ammunition.

  • Fort Bragg's demolition men: Engineers freshen up their explosive skills on the ranges during t

    Sep 26, 2008

    A big portion of a combat engineerAca,!a,,cs job is handling explosives like C-4 and 40-pound cratering charges. Having that kind of responsibility can be a bit overwhelming to a new engineer.

  • Boy Scout camp welcome center dedicated to fallen Fort Bragg paratrooper

    Sep 26, 2008

    Most paratroopers are proud of their tough reputation, so Staff Sgt. Andrew Nelson used to get a lot of teasing from his Army buddies about being a Boy Scout. But Nelson, who was an Eagle Scout before enlisting in the Army, took it all in stride with the good humor and upbeat attitude that made his troops love him.

  • "Ready Army" column from Fort McPherson's garrison commander

    Sep 26, 2008

    Ready is the Army-wide campaign recognizing the full spectrum of threats that face our Soldiers and families in the 21st century. As we strive to restore balance, increase the readiness of our force and improve the quality of life for our Soldiers and families, Ready Army offers the tools to prepare the centerpiece of our Army for challenging times.

  • Fort Bragg calls for the big guns

    Sep 26, 2008

  • Swedish gold

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Army Marksmanship Unit is victorious in Sweden; USAMU is now the best in the world.

  • Green communities

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Army builds green communities for Soldiers and their families.

  • Wiesbaden: Upgrades, new facilities transforming garrison

    Sep 26, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" ItAca,!a,,cs nearly impossible to overlook Aca,!" transformation in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden is everywhere as it prepares the operational and support facilities for the command and control elements of the expeditionary 7th Army.

  • President George W. Bush

    Sep 26, 2008

    President George W. Bush

  • Cancer Awareness Laps for Life

    Sep 26, 2008

    About 1,500 community members participated in the 12-hour Cancer Awareness Laps for Life event in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 19-20.

  • Army Honors Gold Star Mothers' Sacrifices

    Aug 26, 2011

    President Bush this week proclaimed Sept. 28, 2008, Gold Star MotherAca,!a,,cs Day, and Army leaders are reminding the Army Family of these inspirational mothers, their patriotic service and their sacrifices both for the recognition day, upcoming events in October and throughout the year.

  • President calls upon nation to honor Gold Star Mothers

    Aug 26, 2011

    The Army, along with our nation, will honor our Gold Star Mothers on the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother's Day.

  • Veterans feel nation's appreciation on honor flight

    Sep 25, 2008

    World War II veteran Paul Taylor enjoyed seeing the memorial built in his honor during the Sept. 13 Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Yet, for Taylor, the highlight of the trip was not so much the memorialAca,!a,,cs brick and mortar, but the people who made the day memorable.

  • In Appreciation to Deployed Civilians and Military

    Sep 25, 2008

    A fellow alumnus of AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles was among the honorees Thursday during the Team Redstone Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony. Jim Kelton got an extra hug when Myles presented his certificate of appreciation and commanderAca,!a,,cs coin at Bob Jones Auditorium. Both are graduates of Middle Tennessee State University Aca,!" Myles in 1974 and Kelton in 1977. Kelton, assistant product manager for the Tactical Airspace Integration System in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, was among about 65 honorees. The ceremony recognized currently serving, deploying and returned Soldiers and civilians from Team Redstone.

  • German Military Marks Milestone

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Sept. 16 change of command for the German Patriot Office was like homecoming for Lt. Col. Christian Uhlig. He succeeded Lt. Col. Thomas Doerr as director of the office which acts within the Patriot missile program as a liaison for the German government to the U.S. Army and U.S. industry. It exchanges information between the Lower Tier Project Office and the pertinent German organizations. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm very proud because my entire life in missile defense is connected here in Huntsville,Aca,!A? Uhlig said. Aca,!A"I have been here so many times itAca,!a,,cs really like coming home here in Huntsville.Aca,!A? He first arrived in 1978 for training with the Nike system at the missile school.

  • 'They brought me back to life'

    Sep 25, 2008

    Spc. Wesley Hixon never set out to get a Purple Heart or to be a hero when he left for Iraq. But on Sept. 18, hundreds of his family members, friends, fellow Soldiers and medical staff packed into the Letterman Auditorium at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center to hear the story of how he ended up fighting for his life while fighting for his country.

  • Fort Lewis lake hopping with rare frogs

    Sep 25, 2008

    This tree and prairie-covered post witnessed an unusual amphibious assault Monday morning. Biologists from Fort Lewis, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park released 536 juvenile Oregon spotted frogs back into the wild at Dailman Lake on post. The amphibian was placed on the Washington state endangered species list in 1997 and is a candidate for the federal list.

  • 'Honor Flight' makes WWII vet dreams come true

    Sep 25, 2008

    From August through November each year since 2005, World War II veterans from around the country pay a call on the memorial on the National Mall here which honors the 16 million who served and the 400,000 who sacrificed their lives.

  • Fort Lewis Lodging earns 'operation of the year' award

    Sep 25, 2008

    Fort Lewis Lodging was selected as the 2008 Army Lodging Operation of the Year, super category (600 beds or more).

  • Court Rules in Army's Favor in the Newport Hydrolysate Shipments Case

    Sep 25, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" A U.S. District Court Judge ruled Monday in favor of the Army and dismissed on all counts a case seeking to halt shipments of caustic waste water created by the destruction of the nerve agent VX at an Army plant in Indiana to a treatment facility in Texas.

  • Army Announces Force Structure Actions for Fort Polk, La.

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced today, Sept. 25, the planned activations at Fort Polk, La., of the Headquarters, 162nd Infantry Brigade; 1st Battalion, 353d Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 353d Regiment; 3d Battalion, 353d Regiment; 4th Battalion, 353d Regiment; 5th Battalion, 353d Regiment; and, the 6th Battalion, 353d Regiment.

  • SecArmy hosts retirement for Armed Services Committee chairmen

    Sep 25, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren hosted an Armed Forces retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon for former chairmen of both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Sen. John Warner of Virginia and Congressman Duncan Hunter of California.

  • Earning the EIB

    Sep 25, 2008

    Clayton, N.J. native Spc. David Bruce (left), of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, grades Seattle, Wash. native Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, with Army Materiel Command, as he performs the steps to operate an M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon during practice for the Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 15.

  • Secretary of the Army visits LRMC

    Sep 25, 2008

    At the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, visitors come to see the wounded warriors on a daily basis. But one special visitor made a surprise visit.

  • New predeployment medical training center classes look to save lives on battlefield

    Sep 25, 2008

    The newly formed Army Medical Department Center and SchoolAca,!a,,cs Center for Predeployment Medicine at Fort Sam Houston prepares medical specialists for deployment with training that covers everything from battlefield first aid to working in combat support hospitals.

  • Fort Sam celebrates Hispanic Heritage Latin-Style

    Sep 25, 2008

    The post community celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a cultural music and food-tasting event sponsored by the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade Sept. 17 at the Army Community Service center.

  • Fair invites employers to hire wounded vets, Family members

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service was seeking accountants, financial analysts and human resource specialists. The Bexar County SheriffAca,!a,,cs Office was looking for law enforcement officers to join its team. And, the Fort Sam Houston Civilian Personnel Advisory Center sought staff to fill positions in the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and other offices.

  • Gold Star Mother's Day

    Sep 25, 2008

    Gold Star Mother's Day links

  • Contract awarded to build new FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $288,538,000 contract to build the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., to Hensel Phelps Construction Company out of Chantilly, Va., Sept. 20.

  • Corps Team Assesses Power in Hurricane-Struck Galveston

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Thaddeus Pilewski (right) and Sgt. Leandro Rocha check the electrical requirements for an air conditioning unit at the Island Community Center Sep. 19. Teams of power experts from the U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAca,!a,,c 249th Engineer Bn., Ft. Belvoir, Va., are conducting power assessments prior to installing temporary emergency power at critical public facilities in areas of Galveston affected by Hurricane Ike. The Corps assists the Federal Emergency Management Agency by coordinating and organizing public works and engineering-related support. (US Army Corps of Engineers photo by Brooks O. Hubbard IV)

  • Gold Star Mother's Day

    Sep 25, 2008

    Throughout our history, the men and women of the Armed Forces have put our nation's security before their own, doing their duty in the face of grave danger. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we pay solemn tribute to the mothers of the patriots lost serving this great nation.

  • USARPAC Best Warriors

    Sep 25, 2008

    USARPAC's 2008 Best Warrior competitors.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Getting down to size - One woman's journey to lose weight, get healthy

    Sep 25, 2008

    Cindy McLafferty, a nursesAca,!a,,c assistant at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, has been trying to lose weight for 24 years. Nothing seemed to work until the right diet, rigorous exercise and her husbandAca,!a,,cs deployment combined for a losing recipe. The Army spouse had started to gain weight in 1984 after undergoing two brain surgeries.

  • APS ups the tempo

    Sep 25, 2008

    When Pvt. David Gates dropped out of high school during 11th grade five years ago, he thought it was the right thing to do. Aca,!A"My family really didnAca,!a,,ct have enough money to support me to go to school,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"I thought it was in my best interest to leave, so that my family could take care of my (four) sisters.Aca,!A? He started to work as a trim carpenter, but soon found out how hard it was to make a living without a high school diploma. Aca,!A"My life wasnAca,!a,,ct really going anywhere. I wasnAca,!a,,ct really moving up in life,Aca,!A? he said. GatesAca,!a,,c career took a big step forward when he graduated with a GED from the Army Preparatory School Sept. 17, allowing him to move on to Basic Combat Training. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cve always thought about going to the Army, ever since I was a little kid,Aca,!A? he said. Many of the 43 students who graduated in GatesAca,!a,,c class Aca,!"Aca,!" the largest to date Aca,!"Aca,!" share similar stories.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Country first, college second - AIT Soldier declines to defer deployment for school

    Sep 25, 2008

    Like many of her fellow Soldiers, when Pvt. Tanya Otto joined the Wisconsin National Guard, she planned on taking advantage of the many benefits available to her, including money to help pay for college. She has already completed one semester. But unlike many in her position, there is one benefit she declined to exercise Aca,!"Aca,!" the college-first option.

  • Joining the Army part of marriage pact

    Sep 25, 2008

    Getting married is a big step that brings about a lot of changes. For one new husband on Fort Jackson, an unscheduled career change was part of the deal. Pfc. Jeffrey Lang had no military background and was working construction in his native California when he met his wife of five months, Pfc. Kimberly Lang. KimberlyAca,!a,,cs father has been a Marine for 26 years and her brother is in the Army, so it was not too surprising when she decided to enlist.

  • Tour teaches educators about a Soldier's life

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sometimes, the most influential people in a childAca,!a,,cs life are his teachers. Because they spend most of their days and all their careers focused on youth development and education, teachers are in a unique position to know a lot about whatAca,!a,,cs best for a child. The more teachers know, the better they can help children. The National EducatorsAca,!a,,c Tour aims to make sure teachers from around the country get an accurate look at what a Soldier goes through when he or she first joins the Army, as well as what the Army lifestyle is and has to offer AmericaAca,!a,,cs sons and daughters. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour at Fort Jackson took place last week.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Staff Sgt. Ferrara

    Sep 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara is an NCO in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano is a Soldier in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano is a competitor in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano is a competitor in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano is a competitor in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano is a competitor in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Sgt. Solorzano

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano, a competitor in the 2008 Best Warrior competition.

  • Bags

    Sep 25, 2008

    A Commissary has gone green in Germany.

  • Soldier suicides

    Sep 25, 2008

    Army Chaplains talk about suicide prevention.

  • 'Preparedness Fair' preps Army for disasters

    Sep 25, 2008

    Ready Army Aca,!"- the Army Emergency Management ProgramAca,!a,,cs communication campaign to prepare Soldiers, their families and Army civilians for natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- took center stage at the National Preparedness Fair held at the Pentagon yesterday.

  • Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services visits USAREUR/IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 25, 2008

    Heidelberg, Germany (Sep. 25, 2008) Aca,!"USAREUR and IMCOM-Europe will host the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services September 29 and 30 as it conducts its worldwide assessment of Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force installations. Members of the Task Force would like to provide an opportunity for the public, or victims or witnesses of past sexual assaults to meet individually with a member of the Task Force. However, victims or witnesses involved in any incident subject to an ongoing or upcoming judicial proceeding will not be seen, because the Task Force will not risk endangering the investigation. The Task Force wants to make sure the public, victims and witnesses are heard and to have an opportunity to tell their story to someone outside of the military's chain of command.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche

    Sep 25, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, speaking about Selfless Service on the occasion of his promotion.

  • Smiling face...

    Sep 25, 2008

    A young Iraqi girl shakes the hand of a Soldier at the Neighborhood Activities Center in the Gazaliyah district, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 21. The Soldier is assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

  • Stuttgart's Kelley Hotel 3-for-3 in Army-wide contest

    Sep 25, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" The Kelley Hotel received its third Army-wide LodgA,A!ing of the Year Award recently.

  • Korean university librarians tour Yongsan Library

    Sep 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Librarians from Korean universities visited Yongsan Garrison Sept. 22 for an orientation to the installation library.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Indiana's 1-293rd Infantry

    Sep 25, 2008

    Article about the Secretary's visit with a Indiana National Guard unit assigned to the 3rd ESC from Fort Knox.

  • 'Time of Remembrance' honors families of fallen

    Aug 20, 2012

    Thousands of families sharing a common bond met at the National Mall, near the base of the Washington Monument Sept. 20. They joined to remember their fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers who were killed while serving in the military.

  • U.S Army Reserve and Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Sears Holdings, and Army & Air Force

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Reserve joined with Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation and Army and Air Force Exchange Service to launch public-private partnerships that will create employment opportunities for Army Reserve Soldiers and provide Employer Partners with Soldier employees exhibiting Army values, experience and leadership skills. The joint initiative helps to strengthen the community, support Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families, and maintain a strong economy.

  • Army's NASCAR team finishes 4th in Dover

    Sep 24, 2008

    Mark Martin kept the Army Chevy in second place for a portion of Sunday's Sprint Cup race, but settled for a rock-solid fourth-place finish at Dover International Speedway.

  • Paratroopers get fit with CrossFit training

    Sep 24, 2008

    The ParatroopersAca,!a,,c faces are scrunched up in agony, their jaws clenched, eyes closed, and temples running with sweat. Moans and groans of exertion are starting to escape from their lips. They look up at their fitness instructor for any sign that the torment will be ending soon, but she just smiles and keeps the exercises coming.

  • West Point listed among 'America's Best Colleges'

    Sep 24, 2008

    A report released last month by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the sixth best of all American colleges on the quality of faculty, academics and graduates.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Vaccinations upcoming as flu season approaches

    Sep 24, 2008

    All military members are required to be vaccinated against the flu each year. Flu immunizations are mandatory for all active duty, National Guard and reserve personnel. The Department of Defense has established a goal of having 90 percent of these people vaccinated by Dec. 31.

  • U.S Army Reserve and Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Sears Holdings, and Army & Air Force

    Sep 24, 2008

  • Joint Munitions Command commander promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 24, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - A former enlisted man took a step today few in the Armed Forces take - promotion to a general officer. Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, was promoted to that rank at a promotion ceremony Sept. 19.

  • AMC, USASAC break ground on new headquarters at Redstone Arsenal

    Sep 24, 2008

    Members of the Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command should have their new buildings at Redstone Arsenal by 2011.

  • Tough, realistic training prepares NZ Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2008

    2nd /1st Brigade, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment train durring Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. Cooperative Spirit 2008 is a multinational combat training center rotation intended to test interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies.

  • Paratroopers compete for the Expert Infantry Badge

    Sep 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I got blown up.Aca,!A? ThatAca,!a,,cs how Spc. Andrew Cossette describes the incident that earned him his Combat Infantryman Badge, a prestigious award given to infantrymen who come under fire in combat. While patrolling through Baghdad in 2007, CossetteAca,!a,,cs Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Device, and the explosion knocked him briefly unconscious. Months later, after the paperwork was processed, Cossette had his CIB.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston

    Sep 24, 2008

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program Fires First Round From a Fully Automated Cannon

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Prototype Sept. 22 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,. The NLOS-C, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space and is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs)

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program Fires First Round From a Fully Automated Cannon

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Prototype Sept. 22 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,. The NLOS-C, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space and is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs)

  • Forbes Ranks West Point Sixth Best College in Nation

    Sep 24, 2008

    A report released Aug.14 by Forbes.com on America's Best Colleges ranked West Point, the U.S. Military Academy, the sixth best in American colleges on the quality of the education the Academy provides and how much its students achieve.

  • 4-7 Cavalry fires mortars

    Sep 24, 2008

    Booms echoed across training ground Rooster 8 as Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment fire 120mm mortars from the backs of modified M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, marking the end of Slashing Sabers Sept. 18.

  • 4-2 AVN, 51st ROK conduct chemical training

    Sep 24, 2008

    Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 2d CAB and the Republic of Korea's 51st Chemical Platoon participated in decontamination training at Black Cat Ramp, Sept. 12.

  • 2-9 Tankers thunder through training

    Sep 24, 2008

    These days it is hard to gain that kind of experience outside the battlefield unless Soldiers train at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer center, which is exactly what the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment did Sept. 19 at Camp Hovey.

  • Going over the wall

    Sep 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Members of the Army's Special Response Team (SRT) navigate an eight-foot wall during the Army sponsored SWAT team competition, Sept. 16. Teams from Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center, Maui and Marine Corps Base Kaneohe competed here for top bragging rights in Hawaii Sept. 16-18.

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