Archive: Sep 2008

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  • Conference inspires 8th TSC leaders

    Sep 23, 2008

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii Aca,!" Commanders and senior leaders from around the Pacific region flocked to the 2nd Annual 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Commanders Conference at the Officers Club on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Sept. 11-13.

  • Volunteers across the country to 'dig in' for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 23, 2008

    KAHANAHAIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" Volunteers and Army staff will roll up their sleeves, Sept. 27, as they join the nation in honoring National Public Lands Day.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade trains up for deployment

    Sep 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" American Soldiers surrounded the building and rushed in to secure it as men with faces partially obscured by turbans taunted the Soldiers.

  • Hawaii witnesses demonstration of 'instant' causeway

    Sep 23, 2008

    WAIPAHU PENINSULA, Hawaii Aca,!" Military and community members gathered here to witness the first official demonstration of the Lightweight Modular Causeway System (LMCS), Sept. 15.

  • Military kids rock on

    Sep 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The rhythmic motion of 11 heads nodding to the beat of a semitogether version of the Boys Like GirlsAca,!a,,c tune Aca,!A"ThunderAca,!A? introduced passersby to the newest craze to hit the installation here.

  • Secretary Geren visits 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq

    Sep 23, 2008

    Secretary Geren visits 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs 5th Aviation Battalion has been flying the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new utility helicopter for a year, and recently pilots had a chance to meet the namesake of their birds, the Lakota tribe of South Dakota.

  • Army Chief of Staff gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston, receives update on incinerator

    Sep 23, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said the last time he visited the depot was in the 1980s, and he noted that was when Rep. Bill Nichols, the namesake of the depot's industrial complex, was working on Capitol Hill.

  • Final housing privatization partners chosen

    Sep 23, 2008

    The final partners have been chosen to team up with the Army in its housing privatization venture. The partners will work with the Army to privatize housing, under the Residential Communities Initiative, at seven more installations.

  • Fort Lee Supports DA "Best Warrior" Competition

    Sep 23, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs that time of year again. For the past six months, Team Lee Aca,!" the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee and tenant units Aca,!" have readied the stage for the annual Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Best Warrior Competition.

  • 'Best Warrior' to challenge Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2008

    A select group of Soldiers will take center stage during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 Aca,!" Oct. 3.

  • Army fires first round from cannon on FCS chassis

    Sep 23, 2008

    The Future Combat Systems program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the manned ground vehicle non-line-of-sight cannon prototype.

  • Picatinny command sergeant major retires after 3 decades of service

    Sep 23, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Graves, Picatinny Arsenal, retired after three decades of service, Sept. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades assumed the responsibility as the Garrison Command Sgt. Maj.

  • HENAAC names Army Engineer as 'Luminary Honoree'

    Sep 23, 2008

    Manuel D. Bustillos Sr., an engineer-technician with the Army Research LaboratoryAca,!a,,cs Battlefield Environment Division, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., has been named as a 2008 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC, a national organization established as a means of identifying, honoring, and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American professionals in science, engineering, technology and math.

  • CERDEC to Demonstrate Night Vision Capability to Key Leaders

    Sep 23, 2008

    CERDECAca,!a,,cs Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will highlight the latest developments in night vision and electronic sensor technology October 1. The 2008 Executive Night Vision Technology Exposition will showcase technologies to the Department of Defense military and civilian leaders, and members of Congress.

  • Retired 1st Sgt. Michael Rinehart, training specialist from the U.S. Army Medical Department Center

    Sep 23, 2008

    Retired 1st Sgt. Michael Rinehart, training specialist from the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School

  • 2008 U.S. Army Combatives Championship

    Sep 23, 2008

    An Army-wide combatives tournament is set to kick off Oct. 3-5 at Fort Benning, Ga. For more information, please visit the U.S. Army Infantry Homepage.

  • Welsh Guards train at JMRC during CS08

    Sep 23, 2008

    British Army Soldiers from 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards conduct deliberate attack training, Sept. 20, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program to host the Cooperative Spirit 2008 training event.

  • CFC kicks off campaign across Army

    Sep 22, 2008

    The Combined Federal Campaign, which kicked off Sept. 1 and runs through Dec. 15, is the worldAca,!a,,cs largest annual workplace charity drive. CFC raises millions of dollars each year to assist more than 4,000 charities through donations from federal employees and servicemembers that support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

  • Six AMC programs receive Shingo Public Sector Award

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing has recognized six U.S. Army Materiel Command programs with the 2008 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for achievement in implementing Lean systems in support of the manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance of warfighter equipment.

  • Polk pilots fly to Lakota powwow

    Sep 22, 2008

  • Army Chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston (slideshow)

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 18, 2008.

  • Secretary Gates meets with governor in Afghanistan

    Sep 22, 2008

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates met with Konar Provincial Governor Sayed Fazullah Wahidi Sept. 17 to discuss plans for this Afghan province that borders Pakistan.

  • Cpt. Goltry Presented Silver Star

    Sep 22, 2008

    Cpt. Brennan Goltry is presented the silver star award for actions in Iraq.

  • Mr. Price, Tuskegee Airman

    Sep 22, 2008

    Honoring the life of a Tuskegee Airman, James Price.

  • Guardsmen aid livestock stranded by Ike

    Sep 22, 2008

    National Guard Soldiers teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry last week to airlift food and water to thousands of cattle isolated by the floodwaters of Hurricane Ike.

  • 82nd Airborne engineers re-enact famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Running two miles with a boat overhead, then frantically paddling across a lake might seem like an exhausting feat, but for the engineers of the 82nd Airborne Division, it's just a fun way to pay tribute to the past.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England

    Sep 22, 2008

    Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England

  • 3-2 leads the way at ABCA's training event in Germany

    Sep 22, 2008

    Spc. Rich Olson, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the 7th Platoon command squad of 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards into a house during the British Soldiers deliberate attack training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany Sept. 20, which is hosting Cooperative Spirit 2008 for the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program. The goal of the training event is interoperability Aca,!" making sure the nations can not only talk electronically despite different communication systems but also work together tactically. The 3-2 is leading the exercise with each nation providing a battalion falling under them.

  • Fostering goodwill

    Sep 22, 2008

    A Soldier from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division receives farewell hugs from a group of boys living in a Palestinian community in Baladiyat, eastern Baghdad, Sept. 14. His unit, along with Iraqi national police, were there handing out humanitarian aid bags to help foster good relations with the Palestinian community and the Iraqi security forces during Ramadan.

  • Canada goes live fire in 'Cooperative Spirit'

    Sep 22, 2008

    Company I, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment is at JMRC for a month-long training event called Cooperative Spirit 2008, a coalition training mission involving America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (ABCA).

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Icon of Photography: Yu spends 50 years documenting Soldiers

    Sep 22, 2008

    The 71-year-old photographer, Yu, Hu Son, has followed 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers throughout the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years.

  • 1st BSTB learns NBC during Spartan Stakes

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chemical and biological attacks are a threat to a Soldier's life. To help mitigate this threat, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted training on Nuclear Biological and Chemical tasks Aug. 12-22 at Camp Hovey.

  • FA Soldiers take 'challenge' at Hovey

    Sep 22, 2008

    Officers and senior non-commissioned officers from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2-9 Infantry and 302nd Brigade Support Battalion underwent common field artillery and Soldier training tasks Sept. 4 at Camp Hovey.

  • Classes on new M14 take precision marksmanship to new levels

    Sep 22, 2008

    Task Force Currahee hosted a set of training classes on the newly-issued M14EBRMTT rifle at forward operating base Salerno, Khost province during August and September, 2008.

  • Paratroopers leave it all on the mat during combatives tournament

    Sep 21, 2008

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division square off against each other during the combatives tournament held as part of the Division's All American Week celebration.

  • Canadians integrate U.S. Soldiers into training

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Platoon, H Company, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment and the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division pose for a group shot after Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Sept. 12.

  • Kiwis on the move

    Sep 21, 2008

    A New Zealand Soldier with 5th Platoon Bravo Company 2nd/1st Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment provides covering fire as the squad leader reloads during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, near Hohenfels, Germany Sept. 18. The New Zealand is participating in ABCA's interoperability test.

  • Keeping stock of field medicine

    Sep 21, 2008

    Physician's Assistant 1st Lt. Christina Campbell, a 30-year old, Sarasota, Fla., native, inventories her battalion's medical supplies at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept., 17, 2008. Campbell works at the aid station that is providing medical care to Soldiers participating in Cooperative Spirit 2008 as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies Program.

  • Co. A, 5-20 preps equipment with MILES

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, equip their Strykers and themselves with MILES gear for Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston

    Sep 19, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the last time he visited Anniston Army Depot was in the 1980s and "It was like the Stone Age compared to now."

  • Commentary: Memories of 9/11 hopefully bring inner strength

    Sep 19, 2008

    As I sat there at 0630, Sept. 11 attending the Pentagon Memorial dedication, my mind quickly took me back to that dreadful day in 2001.

  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Senior leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team sat down with two former professional athletes for some insight and fellowship during a chaplainAca,!a,,cs leadership luncheon recently on Fort Drum.

  • New Army game applications look to boost tech interests

    Sep 19, 2008

    Army commands are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Education and Aca,!A"Project Lead The WayAca,!A? to use AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army PC game to promote student interest in the engineering and technical fields.

  • Medics receive battlemind training to help fellow Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers received training last week on one aspect of war that does not always take precedence: the battle of the mind.

  • Secretary of the Army visits COB Speicher Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    The Secretary of the Army talks with Soldiers in Iraq during a visit Sept. 18.

  • Family Readiness Pt. 2

    Sep 19, 2008

    Part 2 of Family Readiness, Spc. Scott reports.

  • Humane Society

    Sep 19, 2008

    Training dogs equals physical therapy for Wounded Warriors

  • Augusta civilians in Army boots

    Sep 19, 2008

    Citizen leaders go through tough Army training introduction.

  • Soldiers, IPs learn, live together

    Sep 19, 2008

    The battlefield is set. Two armies standing across from each other, their commanders poised, about to engage in conflict to decide who the victor will be. A Soldier looks at his options, determines the risk and then makes his move, strategically calculating the consequences of his actions. He moves his knight into position, and his opponent nods his head approving of the move.

  • Latina Style Magazine, DOD recognize Signal Battalion NCO

    Sep 19, 2008

    Representing the Hispanic community for the United States Army, Sgt. 1st Class Dolores Rivera of the 52nd Signal Battalion, accepted the 2008 Latina Distinguished Service Award during the National Latina Symposium on Sept. 5.

  • Agencies look at revamping medical boards

    Sep 19, 2008

    Some 400 representatives from the Army, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor and Social Security Administration, among others, met this week to discuss ways to improve the care of wounded Soldiers, to include revamping the Medical Evaluation Board process.

  • Schumacher #1

    Sep 19, 2008

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, became the winningest Top Fuel driver in National Hot Rod Association history here on Sunday after capturing the inaugural Carolinas Nationals at zMax Dragway. Following a final round victory over his former Army Racing teammate, Antron Brown, who moved from Pro Stock Motorcycles to Top Fuel a year ago, Schumacher moved around Joe Amato on the Top Fuel victory list with his 53rd career win.

  • AMC activities ink analysis agreement

    Sep 19, 2008

    Two AMC units sign a Memorandum of Agreement that will lead to more efficient maintenance, lower costs and greater equipment reliability and availability for the warfighter.

  • Lawyer ensures justice for clients, IDs weakness in self

    Sep 19, 2008

    A Q&A session with new Fort McPherson JAG Lt. Col. Meg Foreman.

  • Army preps families for emergencies

    Sep 19, 2008

    Ready Army is a new, Army-wide campaign developed by HQDAAca,!a,,cs Installation Preparedness Branch, Army Emergency Management Program. The campaign was launched Sept. 1 to coincide with the fifth annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Army Chief of Staff gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston, receives update on incinerator

    Sep 19, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said the last time he visited the depot was in the 1980s, and he noted that was when Rep. Bill Nichols, the namesake of the depotAca,!a,,cs industrial complex, was working on Capitol Hill.

  • Canadian Soldiers, U.S. Shoothouse in Germany

    Sep 19, 2008

    H Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment conducts a live-fire Military Operation in Urban Terrain at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center shoothouse, as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008. The American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program is conducting the Cooperative Spirit training event to test and close the gaps in interoperability between the nations.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • Army shooters win two medals in Sweden

    Sep 19, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won two medals the first two days of competition at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire - called CISM - in Boden, Sweden.

  • USAG-Yongsan honors Korean War veterans

    Sep 19, 2008

    BUPYEONG, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials joined Korean War veterans in Incheon Sept. 18 to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Incheon Landing, a key victory to liberate Seoul in 1950.

  • 82nd Airborne stages to aid Ike-stricken states

    Sep 19, 2008

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, 72 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldiers arrived here Sept. 13. While here they staged to prepare to provide support to devastated areas in Texas and Louisiana.

  • No price gouging here

    Sep 19, 2008

    As local stations increased their prices significantly on September 12, Fort Rucker's gas price rose only three cents, even though our supplier cost rose by 35 cents.

  • Garmisch wins big at Army Rec Awards

    Sep 19, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The results are in and the Pete Burke Community Center and Garmisch Community Library on Artillery Kaserne are the best of the best.

  • Canadians go live-fire at JMRC's shoothouse

    Sep 19, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany, Sept. 17, 2008 Aca,!" Canadian Soldiers from India Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment conduct live fire training Sept. 17 during 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' Program (ABCA).

  • Open for Discussion: Benelux group helps combat vets talk through issues

    Sep 19, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, BELGIUM Aca,!" Although Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and Army organizations located here do not deploy battalions of Soldiers to combat, there are individual troops and small groups who are on constant rotations to battle zones. Additionally, nearby installations are often the next assignment for many who have finished a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • President George W. Bush

    Sep 19, 2008

    President George W. Bush

  • 3rd ESC Sustainment photos from Iraq

    Sep 19, 2008

  • Apaches train at Fort Hood

    Sep 19, 2008

    An AH-64D Apache from 1st "Attack" Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, fires 2.75 inch rockets at a target during Iron Horse Rampage, a lane training exercise for 1st Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 16. These air and ground integration-training exercises help build trust and establish valuable relationships between Soldiers in the air and on the ground.

  • Defense Logistics Agency to assume spare parts buys

    Sep 18, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decisions, military services are changing how they purchase repair parts. And the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command has already started this transition.

  • Remembering American Freedoms on Patriot Day

    Sep 18, 2008

    The commanding general reminded AMCOM on Sept. 11 of the importance of taking the fight to the enemy. Aca,!A"We will stop them from trying to harm our way of life,Aca,!A? Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, said during the annual Patriot Day tribute. The event, in a filled 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium, marked the seventh year since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre spending a lot of time and a lot of resources to find them,Aca,!A? Myles said. He pointed out that 4,300 servicemembers have died in the Global War on Terrorism. Myles described the magnitude of this commandAca,!a,,cs role in the war. Of the more than 600 U.S. aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, less than 20 were down for parts that morning. Aca,!A"The importance of you is so critical to this fight,Aca,!A? Myles said. Aca,!A"Nothing moves without aviation in Iraq and Afghanistan.Aca,!A?

  • Iraqi troops graduate from advanced training

    Sep 18, 2008

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" An Iraqi Army training center in southern Iraq graduated almost 200 new Soldiers Sept. 4. The new troops are set to fill positions in the 10th and 14th IA Divisions.

  • 1st Air Cav. Apaches fire for effect

    Sep 18, 2008

  • First Team museum celebrates the divisionAca,!a,,cs 87th Birthday

    Sep 18, 2008

  • Air Cav Brigade takes on Hurricane Ike aftermath

    Sep 18, 2008

    HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" When a natural disaster strikes the United States, itAca,!a,,cs the job of the fearless National Guard units to help bring back normalcy to those affected.

  • Morale Welfare and Recreation Honored Regionally

    Sep 18, 2008

    The quality of the Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation programs is not news to the Redstone community. This year, RedstoneAca,!a,,cs FMWR swept the competition with seven regional awards for each division and the program as a whole. One segment has even won the Department of the Army award for being this yearAca,!a,,cs outstanding recreation center. Aca,!A"We won for six activities: Library, Arts and Crafts, Auto Skills, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Center, and Sports and Fitness,Aca,!A? Mike Chemsak, FMWR recreation division chief, said. Aca,!A"Then we also won for the overall garrison program.Aca,!A?

  • Long Knives celebrate First Team's 87th birthday

    Sep 18, 2008

    COB ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" Surely, itAca,!a,,cs nothing more than a coincidence, but the Long Knife Brigade is performing the same mission along the Iraq-Iran border that the 1st Cavalry Division was performing along the U.S.-Mexican border when it was first activated many years ago: Stop border smuggling.

  • Lancers hit the ground running

    Sep 18, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" High velocity winds whip against sweat covered faces. Shrubs and grass swirl from the ground, picked up and strewn far from their original home. Over the loud whirring sound that makes hearing impossible, a lone voice penetrates the roar.

  • Retired colonel, wife give back to Fort Hood community with thrift shop donation

    Sep 18, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Whenever Soldiers make purchases at the Fort Hood thrift shop, something they may not know is that a large portion of the money they pay for items goes toward supporting schools, scholarships and other programs designed to help the Fort Hood community.

  • Mission essential gunnery training for 'Lancers'

    Sep 18, 2008

    Since their activation ceremony Sept. 5, the Soldiers and command group of Delta Troop (Aca,!EoeLancersAca,!a,,c), Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division have conducted Aca,!A"mission essentialAca,!A? training to be more familiar with one another tactically, and prepare for upcoming security operations next deployment.

  • Helicopters Joining Iraqi Air Force

    Sep 18, 2008

    When the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate needed to get helicopters quickly to the Iraqis, it knew where to turn - the Prototype Integration Facility.

  • Army employee nominated for martial arts hall of fame

    Sep 18, 2008

    An Army employee has been nominated as the 2008 Instructor of the Year for induction into Black Belt MagazineAca,!a,,cs Hall of Fame. .

  • Maj. Gen. Deborah C. Wheeling at Military Order of the Purple Heart ceremony

    Sep 18, 2008

    Major General Deborah C. Wheeling, Deputy Surgeon General for the Army National Guard. addresses the audience at the Military Order of Purple Heart's Ceremony memorial service honoring Nurses. This year's ceremony paid a special tribute Captain Maria Ortiz, who was killed in Iraq. The wreath laying was at the foot of the Nurses Memorial at Arlington Cemetery, Section 21, honoring the service of the many nurses who served and who lay in permanent rest in their special section of Arlington Cemetery.

  • U.S. military vows to find missing servicemembers

    Sep 18, 2008

    Sept. 19 is MIA/POW Recognition Day and Defense Department officials said the military never stops searching for servicemembers reported as captured or missing during the global war on terrorism or those missing from past wars.

  • Thetford's Welcome Home

    Sep 18, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Thomas Thetford (center), member of the Army Space Support Team #5, is welcomed home by Maj. Todd Leitschuh (right), commander of the 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, during a brief ceremony Thursday morning at SMDC/ARSTRAT Operations ON Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., as Thetford's wife Barbra looks on. Thetford returns early from duty in theater to get ready to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School in the fall.

  • Change of Command

    Sep 18, 2008

    Gen. David Petreaus hands his command to Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • The NCO That Cares

    Sep 18, 2008

    Profile of a Soldier in Iraq.

  • Hoosier Guardsmen deal with Ike in Northwest Indiana

    Sep 18, 2008

    By Sunday afternoon, September 14, the remnants of Hurricane Ike had dumped more than 10 inches of rain on northwestern Indiana which caused lakes and tributaries from Lake Michigan to swell beyond capacity. As a result, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security called the Indiana National Guard.

  • MPs train Afghan counterparts

    Sep 18, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" Working for the past six months to train and certify the first-ever Afghan National Army military police company, Soldiers from Task Force Ripcord, the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne) have been in coordination with Afghan Regional Security Integration Command Aca,!" East to see this endeavour through at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktya province.

  • He Served His Country, Too

    Sep 18, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. - We can't call Adam M. Nieckarz one of the forgotten. Maybe, he is one of the relatively unknown who proudly and fully support our nation's warfighters.

  • AAFES supports troops bringing relief to Hurricane Ike victims

    Sep 18, 2008

    As troops bring help to the Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to support them with a Mobile Field Exchange.

  • Texas National Guardsmen distribute basic necessities to Gulf Coast area

    Sep 18, 2008

    For National Guard Soldiers here, shouts, thumps, beeps and the growl of hundreds of idling engines combined to produce a steady soundtrack for emergency point-of-distribution operations in a grocery store parking lot.

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Marshall Center library technician Jill Golden was honored as the 2007 Federal Library Technician of the Year during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.

  • Country Superstar Thanks Troops With Free Concert

    Sep 18, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Country music superstar Tim McGraw thanked the military for their service and sacrifice by performing a free concert for about 25,000 service members and their Families Sept. 11 at MacArthur Parade Field here.

  • Army activating its second Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    Sep 18, 2008

    A new type of deployable brigade is activating at Fort Leonard Wood in October -- the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month to be celebrated at Bliss

    Sep 18, 2008

    Fort Bliss will honor National Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration on Thursday at Soldier Hall.

  • Fort Bliss honors civilian support contributions during 9/11 ceremony

    Sep 18, 2008

    The rain-soaked parking lot of Stafford Dining Facility on Sept. 11 might have caused some concern for the Soldiers arriving for lunch.

  • Civilian volunteers for Iraq duty

    Sep 18, 2008

    Service members realize when they enlist the odds of deploying are very high Aca,!" for some, even guaranteed. Civilians working on military installations don't have to worry about that; usually, they are secure in their surroundings.

  • The Aussie with Awesome Aim

    Sep 18, 2008

    An Australian soldier assumes a solid fighting position behind rocks and tree roots during a training exercise Sept. 11 at Hohenfels, Germany. The maneuvers helped prepare the unit for Cooperative Spirit 2008, a joint training event for the America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Armies Program. ABCA has been dedicated to close interopability gaps between the five nations for decades.

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