Archive: Sep 2008

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  • Soldier Awarded Medal At Bedside

    Sep 18, 2008

    Sgt. Daniel Thornhill was awarded a Purple Heart at bedside Sept. 4 surrounded by Family, medical staff and friends at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Soldiers Honored At Purple Heart Ceremony

    Sep 18, 2008

    The commander of Brooke Army Medical Center and Great Plains Regional Medical Command honored six Warriors in Transition Aug. 26 during a Purple Heart ceremony in BAMCAca,!a,,cs fourth floor auditorium.

  • Fort Sam Employee Overcomes Prostate Cancer

    Sep 18, 2008

    Seven years ago, Brad Barrett was 41 and retiring from the Air Force. Healthy all his life, he figured his final medical exam prior to separation would be a breeze. The doctors ordered a full range of tests, including a prostate-specific antigen blood test, which is used to detect prostate cancer. The choice to conduct the test was somewhat out of the ordinary; itAca,!a,,cs not routine until men reach age 50.

  • U.S. Army awards 43 million euro contract for construction in Bulgaria

    Sep 18, 2008

    U.S. Army awards 43 million euro contract for construction in Bulgaria

  • Garrison Assists FEMA With Hurricane Relief Operations

    Sep 18, 2008

    By the time Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast Sept. 12, the Fort Sam Houston Garrison and the Federal Emergency Management Agency had already turned the post into a major distribution point for supplies and personnel for disaster relief operations.

  • Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, the Army's 2007 NCO of the Year and Master of Ceremonies for the Army

    Sep 18, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jason Seifert, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 2007 NCO of the Year and Master of Ceremonies for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Spirit of America showcase

  • Dawn Patrol

    Sep 18, 2008

    Soldiers and Airmen prepare for Operation Lewis and Clark Sept. 11 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Operation Lewis and Clark was a joint patrol designed to introduce the Airmen to Balad's outer perimeter, an area which they will assume responsibility for from the Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery.

  • Partnership develops into gold (and silver and bronze)

    Sep 18, 2008

    KASTELLAUN, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Europe Soldiers tested their skills with several German weapon systems Sep. 10 when their German partnership unit hosted a SchAfA1/4tzenschnur on a German rifle range just outside the city of Kastellaun.

  • Relief efforts continue along Ike's path

    Sep 17, 2008

    About 180 Indiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting relief missions during massive flooding in northern Indiana.

  • 2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Sep 17, 2008

    2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Senior Leader Message and Poster

  • 2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Senior Leader Message

    Sep 17, 2008

    2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day senior leader message.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers are Recognized for Their Service on 9-11

    Sep 17, 2008

    Chicagoland Soldiers are recognized for the continued service in a Service Recognition Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Plaza along the Chicago River September 11, 2008. The ceremony was officiated by Gen. William S. Wallace, Commanding General U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va. and included a Soldier reenlistment, recruitment awards and a future Solider swear-in.

  • MEDCOM NCO of the Year

    Sep 17, 2008

    Referee Staff Sgt. Wayland Chisolm proclaims Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins (right) winner of the NCO combatives tournament during the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition. Wiggins defeated Staff Sgt. Andrew Ruff (left) in the final match.

  • MEDCOM Soldier of the Year

    Sep 17, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, MEDCOM Soldier of the Year, rescues a mannequin from a damaged vehicle during the combat scenario portion of the competition.

  • SecArmy visits Camp Eggers' servicemembers

    Sep 17, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan Aca,!" Servicemembers of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan met with Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, during his tour of Afghanistan and the Middle East, Sept. 15, 2008.

  • Soldiers use biometrics to increase force protection

    Sep 17, 2008

    With more than 5 million Iraqis in Baghdad, anonymity is a great weapon for insurgents. Soldiers use biometrics to help identify and stop insurgents from moving down the road to a new base.

  • TRADOC Soldier of the Year Confidence

    Sep 17, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner negotiates an inverted-climb obstacle during the July 15 Fort Eustis, Va., Confidence Course event that was part of the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition. A total of five Soldiers from across the nation competed for the top TRADOC title. Spc. Horner, the Soldier of the Year winner, represented Fort Benning, Ga., and U.S. Army Accessions Command.

  • TRADOC NCO of Year on Range

    Sep 17, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch gives a thumbs up to range safety NCOs indicating that he's ready to engage targets during a July 15, Fort Eustis, Va., M-4 rifle qualification exercise that was part of the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition. A total of five Soldiers from across the nation competed for the top TRADOC title. Sgt. 1st Class Eisch, the NCO of the Year winner, represented the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Wisconsin, and U.S. Army Accession Command.

  • TRADOC NCO of Year Pushups

    Sep 17, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch performs pushups during the July 14 opening APFT event of the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Monroe, Va. A total of five Soldiers from across the nation competed for the top TRADOC title. Sgt. 1st Class Eisch, the NCO of the Year winner, represented the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Wisconsin, and U.S. Army Accession Command.

  • TRADOC Solder of Year with SINGARS

    Sep 17, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner is evaluated on his ability to operate the Army's SINGAR tactical radio equipment during a July 15, Fort Eustis, Va., "urban orienteering" exercise that was part of the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition. Five Soldiers from across the nation competed for the top TRADOC title. Spc. Horner, the Soldier of the Year winner, represented Fort Benning, Ga., and U.S. Army Accessions Command during the July 14-17 meet.

  • TRADOC NCO, Soldier of Year with Trophies

    Sep 17, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, right, and Spc. Daniel Horner pose with the trophies they were awarded after winning the 2008 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command NCO and Soldier of the Year competition that was conducted July 14-17 at Fort Monroe, Va. Sgt. 1st Class Eisch is a Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and Spc. Horner is an infantryman from Fort Benning, Ga. They will represent TRADOC at the Army NCO and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" competition this fall at Fort Lee, Va., and Washington, D.C.

  • EUSA Best Warrior competition

    Sep 17, 2008

    Sgt. Richard Dwyer, patriot launching station operator/maintainer, 35th Brigade, concentrates as he works on completing the written exam. The written exam was the first event of the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Carroll which started June 2 and runs through June 6.

  • Team SMDC/ARSTRAT in Training

    Sep 17, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber prepares to start an intravenous line on Spc. Michael Moore during first aid training. The two Soldiers are training to compete in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this month.

  • Team SMDC/ARSTRAT in Training

    Sep 17, 2008

    Spc. Michael Moore, SMDC/ARSTRAT's Soldier of the Year, puts another Soldier in an uncomfortable position during combatives training. Moore is training to compete in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this month.

  • JMTC Range Program Receives Army's Top Award for Management

    Sep 17, 2008

    The Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs (JMTC) Training Support Activity Europe (TSAE) received the highest award in the Army for Tier 1 installations last month for their management of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs (USAREUR) Sustainable Range Program (SRP).

  • Team SMDC/ARSTRAT in Training

    Sep 17, 2008

    An unidentified Soldier gives SMDC/ARSTRAT Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber (in ACUs) a difficult time during combatives training. Barber is training to compete in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this month.

  • Team SMDC/ARSTRAT in Training

    Sep 17, 2008

    An unidentified Soldier demonstrates on Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber the proper way to put in an intravenous line as Spc. Michael Moore watches. Barber and Moore are training to compete in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this month.

  • Australian troops clear buildings in 'Cooperative Spirit'

    Sep 17, 2008

    Military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT training, kicked off Aca,!A"Cooperative Spirit 2008,Aca,!A? a month-long exercise in Germany involving an exchange of tactics among American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ground forces.

  • Hurricane relief

    Sep 17, 2008

    Hurricane Ike leaves Galveston residents with few options. The Army is helping out.

  • Warrior quest

    Sep 17, 2008

    Paintball helps build tactical skills.

  • Sky Soldier awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Sep 17, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips, mortar platoon sergeant for Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, also known as Aca,!A"The Rock,Aca,!A? was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Sept. 15, 2008 in Vicenza, Italy for his actions Aug. 22, 2007 at Ranch House in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

  • Soldier-survivor recalls Army's support throughout personal battle with cancer

    Sep 17, 2008

    Aca,!A"I love the Army,Aca,!A? said Sgt. 1st Class James Jordan. At the age of 33, while stationed in Korea, doctors found a tumor the size of a grapefruit in his chest. He had cancer, and almost nine years later, heAca,!a,,cs still in uniform. Aca,!A"I praise God for that,Aca,!A? he said. Jordan is the senior paralegal for the Europe Regional Medical Command Judge Advocate General office, having just arrived in country in July.

  • Polli Brunelli, director of the Defense Department's Federal Voting Assistance Program

    Sep 17, 2008

    Polli Brunelli, director of the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • Korean, U.S. kindergarten students share cultural exchange

    Sep 17, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Korean kindergarten students from Yusung Kindergarten in Itaewon visited Seoul American Elementary School Sept. 11 as part of a Good Neighbor Program cultural exchange.

  • 'No Soldier Stands Alone': Suicide prevention theme emphasizes Army Family working togethe

    Sep 17, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Aca,!A"Shoulder-to-Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone.Aca,!A? The theme of last weekAca,!a,,cs National Suicide Prevention Week emphasizes the Army Family working together on suicide prevention, and Yongsan experts want community members to know itAca,!a,,cs a sign of strength to ask for help.

  • Paralegal Soldiers "judged" in USARPAC competition

    Sep 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (September 12, 2008) Aca,!"After an uninterrupted Army Physical Fitness Test, a 100 meter swim, a pull-up contest, a correspondence memorandum review and a 3-to-5 mile urban orienteering contest, most would be ready for a break, but at the U.S. Army, Pacific first annual Paralegal Challenge, the 12 competitors were met with a final mental challenge - an Article 15 Review. And that was day one.

  • Paralegal Soldiers "judged" in USARPAC competition

    Sep 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (September 12, 2008) Aca,!"After an uninterrupted Army Physical Fitness Test, a 100 meter swim, a pull-up contest, a correspondence memorandum review and a 3-to-5 mile urban orienteering contest, most would be ready for a break, but at the U.S. Army, Pacific first annual Paralegal Challenge, the 12 competitors were met with a final mental challenge - an Article 15 Review. And that was day one.

  • Paralegal Soldiers Aca,!A"judgedAca,!A? in USARPAC competition

    Sep 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (September 12, 2008) Aca,!"After an uninterrupted Army Physical Fitness Test, a 100 meter swim, a pull-up contest, a correspondence memorandum review and a 3-to-5 mile urban orienteering contest, most would be ready for a break, but at the U.S. Army, Pacific first annual Paralegal Challenge, the 12 competitors were met with a final mental challenge - an Article 15 Review. And that was day one.

  • Paralegal Soldiers Aca,!A"judgedAca,!A? in USARPAC competition

    Sep 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (September 12, 2008) Aca,!"After an uninterrupted Army Physical Fitness Test, a 100 meter swim, a pull-up contest, a correspondence memorandum review and a 3-to-5 mile urban orienteering contest, most would be ready for a break, but at the U.S. Army, Pacific first annual Paralegal Challenge, the 12 competitors were met with a final mental challenge - an Article 15 Review. And that was day one.

  • Army Reserve partners with transportation firm

    Sep 16, 2008

    The Army Reserve and transportation firm Schneider National Inc. entered into a partnership during a ceremony Friday.

  • Spirit of America connects with Rochester

    Sep 16, 2008

    The Army sent its top ceremonial talent to Rochester, N.Y., last weekend for a two-and-a-half-hour show spotlighting the traditions of military service and duty.

  • Gen. William S. Wallace Visits Chicagoland on 9-11

    Sep 16, 2008

    General William S. Wallace, a Chicago native and the Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA., helps his hometown celebrate continued service during the Global War on Terrorism by participating in numerous events on 9-11.

  • Spirit of America connects in Rochester

    Sep 16, 2008

    The interaction between the audience and the Soldiers in Rochester gives a lift to each.

  • Chief uses running to "get away"

    Sep 16, 2008

    An example of how one is only as old as they think they are, 54-year old Edwin Nieves continues to challenge himself physically by running marathons and biking. Nieves' story begins in Puerto Rico more than 25 years ago when he was working as a teacher at a vocational high school. By constantly challenging himself, Nieves continues to be an inspiration to those around him.

  • Rangers All the Way!

    Sep 16, 2008

  • Spirit of America connects with Rochester

    Sep 16, 2008

    Military District of Washington presents Spirit of America to audiences in Rochester, N.Y.

  • 'The Sarge' sets Top Fuel career win record

    Sep 16, 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.

  • Two Army libraries named best in federal government

    Sep 16, 2008

    Two Army libraries took half of the federal library awards for 2007 -- including both the large library of the year and the small library of the year awards. The large library award went to the Combined Arms Research Library at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The small library of the year award to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Library, in Landstuhl, Germany.

  • Wounded warrior shares trauma, gets specialized care (Fort McPherson)

    Sep 16, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Raymond D. Long recalls the help and support he received while undergoing treatment at the Shepherd Center for a traumatic brain injury he had sustained in Iraq. Long is currently assigned with the Warrior Transistion Unit at Fort

  • Covenant signing signifies recommitment for Fort McPherson

    Sep 16, 2008

    Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the State Capitol to witness the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant signing ceremony Aca,!" a public recommitment between the community and the Armed Forces in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The covenant is designed to develop and foster effective partnerships through improved quality of life for servicemembers and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • Black Marines faced racism, overcame with honors (Fort McPherson) (Part 2 of 2)

    Sep 16, 2008

    Part 2 of a 2 part series commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces.

  • Black Marines overcome segregation, prejudices (Fort McPherson) (Part 1)

    Sep 16, 2008

    Feature story on balck Marines Melvin Shoats and John Baker Brown who served as Marines during World War II.

  • Odierno assumes command of coalition forces in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2008

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multi-National Force-Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace in Baghdad today.

  • Odierno assumes command of coalition forces in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2008

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multi-National Force-Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace in Baghdad today.

  • Five nations begin 'Cooperative Spirit' in Germany

    Sep 16, 2008

    American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ground forces held an opening ceremony for Aca,!A"Cooperative Spirit 2008Aca,!A? Friday at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Equality Day luncheon highlights importance of words

    Sep 16, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Anne F. Macdonald was the keynote speaker at the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Women's Equality Day Luncheon held Aug. 22 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Macdonald was one of the first female cadets to be admitted into the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. She stressed four points: 1) words matter; 2) everyone wants to belong; 3) everyone has worth and has something to contribute; and 4) everyone wants to be part ofo a team.

  • Recruiter earns Soldier's Medal for lifesaving actions on German autobahn

    Sep 16, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Alden thought heAca,!a,,cd left behind his duties as a volunteer firefighter when he deployed as one of Albany BattalionAca,!a,,cs Europe Detachment recruiters in 2006. On Feb. 21 of this year, however, he put his past training to the test in the face of a highway emergency and saved the life of a German driver by helping him escape from his flaming car and administering life-saving first aid. As a result of this heroic action, Sgt. 1st Class Alden was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal on Aug. 28.

  • Picatinny emphasizes support to New Jersey National Guard brass

    Sep 16, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Frank Dulfer, director of the Joint Staff for the New Jersey National Guard visited Picatinny Arsenal to see what type of capabilities the installation has to support the NJNG.

  • Spirit of America welcomed in Rochester

    Sep 16, 2008

    Military District of Washington's Spirit of America show opens in Rochester, N.Y., at the Blue Cross Arena, bringing the history of the Army's 233 years of selfless service to some 30,809 patrons. Featuring the United States Army Band's Ceremonial Band, Army Orchestra and Army Band Downrange plus Alpha Company of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), the Caisson Platoon, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and Army Drill Team, Spirit of America met its mission of educating, entertaining and inspiring.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers Recognized for Their Service on 9-11

    Sep 16, 2008

  • A Sacred Trust

    Sep 16, 2008

    Soldiers must unite to create climate of zero tolerance for sexual assault

  • 9-11 anniversary

    Sep 16, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Lovejoy looks back at the Pentagon attack on 9-11.

  • Oscar

    Sep 16, 2008

    Decades later, a missing Oscar returns home. Spc. Abbey Cayanan reports.

  • Third time's the charm for Bamberg library

    Sep 16, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The-third-time-is-the-charm expression usually refers to someone finally accomplishing a goal after repeated tries Aca,!" along with the joy that comes with it.

  • President George W. Bush

    Sep 16, 2008

  • Gates notes shift in mission as Iraq command changes hands

    Sep 16, 2008

    CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq Aca,!" The upcoming Multi-National Force - Iraq change of command signifies a shift in the coalition mission in the country, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while en route to Iraq to participate in the ceremony. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who has commanded forces here since February 2007, will turn the reins over to Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. Petraeus will become commander of U.S. Central Command on Oct. 31.

  • 9/11 remembered during heart-felt ceremony in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from several nations affected by the War on Terror gathered beneath the towering flagpoles today at the Combined Joint Task Force-101 Headquarters at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to remember September 11, 2001 during a heart-felt ceremony.

  • 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine)

    Sep 16, 2008

    The 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine,) U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, is a self-contained and deployable veterinary animal treatment facility. It is one of only three mobile veterinary clinics in the U.S. Army regularly conducting field exercises.

  • Black Jack Soldiers 'storm' into JRTC

    Sep 15, 2008

    Fort Polk, La. Aca,!" As soon as the 2nd Aca,!A"Black JackAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division arrived at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La., last week, their first opposing force came in the form of the high and low pressure system that drove hurricane Ike toward the Gulf of Mexico near the Texas/Louisiana boarder.

  • Army Brigade Deployment Changed to Afghanistan in Early 2009

    Sep 15, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed details today of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement to deploy the 3rd Brigade (Spartans), 10th Mountain Division to Afghanistan instead of Iraq as previously scheduled. This decision is based on updated unit requirements in United States Central Command area of operations. The Fort Drum based unit deploys in January 2009 following 18 months of dwell time.

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus will hand over command of Multi-National Forces Iraq to Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, in Baghdad.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Miami anti-terrorism exercise involves local police, fire fighters.

    Sep 15, 2008

    A U.S. Army Garrison - Miami anti-terrorism exercise involved local police, bomb squads and fire departments practicing their interoperability with each other and the garrison Directorate of Emergency Services. The t exercise simulated a hazardous material spill and chemical exposure at U.S. Southern Command headquarters.

  • 8th TSC recognizes Volunteer of the Year

    Sep 15, 2008

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" The military community is full of volunteers Aca,!" military, civilian and family members, who go above and beyond their duties everyday as an effort to enrich the quality of life for everyone.

  • Mosaic tile: Blue Star Card holders become artists at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Army family member Catherine Florang sat at a long table with other military spouses, carefully placing small pieces of broken tile on a wood board at the Schofield Barracks Arts & Crafts Center, Aug. 23. She reminisced about the day spent with her husband, Pvt. Robert Florang, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, prior to his deployment to Iraq.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 15, 2008

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

  • Guard hauls nearly 2,500 to safe havens

    Sep 15, 2008

    Hauling people to safe, dry places became one of the main missions for National Guard troops after Hurricane Ike rampaged through Texas and Louisiana on Friday night and Saturday.

  • Face of energy savings appointed

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Utilities conservation (water, electricity and propane) has a new leader in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI): Robin Hibler.

  • 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' keeps lines of communication open

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Communication is important, and communication between families and their deployed Soldier is essential, said Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade.

  • Team SMDC/ARSTRAT in Training

    Sep 15, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, the SMDC/ARSTRAT NCO of the Year, and Spc. Michael Moore, the SMDC/ARSTRAT Soldier of the Year, train to compete in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this month.

  • Army Child and Youth Services name now includes 'school'

    Sep 15, 2008

    Army Child and Youth Services will now be Army Child, Youth & School Services. The Army is renaming this key Family and MWR Program because of the renewed focus at every level to support the schools serving our Army children.

  • Sentinel

    Sep 15, 2008

    Fort McPherson web site showing coverage and information about the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol Sept. 9, 2008. The Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to develop and foster effective state and community partnerships with the Armed Forces in improving the quality of life for Service Members and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • Mom, widow finds strength in supporting others

    Sep 15, 2008

    Shelly Hall, widow or Army aviator Kelly Hall, who died in a training accident, was one of the keynote speakers at the Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol Sept. 9, 2008. The Georgia Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to develop and foster effective state and community partnerships with the Armed Forces in improving the quality of life for Service Members and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer from state to state.

  • CSA Gen. George Casey visits newly assigned Consequence Management Response Force

    Sep 15, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. flew to Chapel Hill, N.C., to speak to senior Army leaders at Kenan Flagler Business School then onto Ft. Stewart, Ga., to observe a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents (CBRNE) Consequence Management Response Force drill exercise. U.S. Army Photos by D. Myles Cullen

  • Detroit Garrison earns Environmental Gold Award

    Sep 15, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal earns National Environmental Partners (NEP) Award for their Earth Day outreach to community schools.

  • Altitude sickness research prepares Soliders in the field

    Sep 15, 2008

    Looming in the distant skyline of Colorado Springs, Co., PikeAca,!a,,cs Peak is one of the nationAca,!a,,cs most popular tourist destinations, hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors on its 14,110 foot summit each year. What most vacationers donAca,!a,,ct know as they peer across the serene landscape is that just a few hundred feet away researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine are sharing the summit to advance military medicine. For years research physiologists from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs USARIEM and research volunteers have spent their summers above the tree line to study ways of improving servicemembersAca,!a,,c capabilities in high altitude environments at the Maher Memorial Altitude Laboratory.

  • Sky Soldiers kick off Warrior Adventure Quest in Europe

    Sep 15, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team got WAQed during three days of high-adrenaline, high-adventure outdoor activities here Sept. 8-10.

  • Army Child and Youth Services name now includes 'school'

    Sep 15, 2008

    Army Child and Youth Services is now Army Child, Youth & School Services. The Army has renamed this key Family and MWR Program because of the renewed focus at every level to support the schools serving our Army children.

  • Ambush at Ap Nhi

    Sep 15, 2008

    August 25, 1968, was a typical monsoon season day. The clouds hung low, making flying helicopters dangerous, while intermittent hard rain drenched the area. A large resupply convoy of 81 trucks from the 48th Transportation Group departed Long Binh in three serials with six refrigeration trucks in the front, followed by cargo trucks, then fuel and ammunition trucks in the rear.

  • Consequence Management Response Force to join Army Northern Command

    Sep 15, 2008

    As America remembers the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, more than 800 members of a joint response force are preparing for their new mission of responding to CBRNE, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents.

  • Army chief visits newly assigned consequence management force

    Sep 15, 2008

    Troops who are soon to be part of a federal military consequence management force drilled on their new response mission here Sept. 14 under the attentive eye of the Army's senior ranking general. Gen. George Casey watched, listened and asked questions as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines walked through how they might fly search and rescue missions, extract casualties and decontaminate those affected by a catastrophic nuclear attack in the nation's heartland. The Army's chief of staff flew here Sept. 14 to see the force, which will assume its mission Oct. 1 when the units are assigned to U.S. Northern Command. The force's mission will be to respond to CBRNE, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, incidents.

  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Overview

    Sep 15, 2008

    On a daily basis, SDDC carries out missions around the world with a direct impact on our warfighters and our nation.

  • Schumacher sets all time dragster record

    Sep 15, 2008

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher roared to his 53rd career victory Sunday at the zMax Dragway, setting the record for most National Hot Rod Association victories of all time. Sgt. 1st Class Andy Hardy and Staff Sgt. Michael Gainey help him celebrate his win. Schumacher made the eighth and final run against former Army Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Antron Brown who switched to top fuel in 2007. The Sarge's 53rd career win gave him one more win NHRA Hall of Famer Joe Amato.

  • mTBI- Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

    Sep 15, 2008

    Helpful information on mTBI and TBI

  • Cooperative Spirit international exercise continues through Oct. 10 in Germany

    Sep 15, 2008

    Cooperative Spirit 2008 (CS08) is an American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand (ABCA) ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program Combat Training Center (CTC) rotation to validate and test interoperability solutions developed by the ABCA ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program. During CS08 from Sept. 11 to Oct. 10, units from the American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Armies will work as a coalition under an American Brigade Headquarters (HQ) in a force on force land operation.

  • A Day to Remember

    Sep 15, 2008

    The Pentagon memorial ceremony.

  • Riding the Alps

    Sep 15, 2008

    Bikers in Germany take part in Ride The Alps.

  • Five nations begin joint training event in Germany

    Sep 15, 2008

    HOHENFELS, GermanyAca,!"American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ground forces held an opening ceremony for Cooperative Spirit 2008 Friday at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here.

  • Private developer interest at Watervliet Arsenal

    Sep 15, 2008

    Photo goes with Sept. 11, 2008 Arsenal story.

  • Servicemembers, civilians come together to remember Sept. 11 events

    Sep 15, 2008

    Servicemembers and civilians gathered Sept. 11 to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, during a remembrance ceremony at Al Faw Palace.

  • Eye in the sky

    Sep 15, 2008

    Sgt. Dustin Scott, unmanned aerial system maintainer, prepares a Shadow UAS for launch Aug. 15, at Forward Operating Base Kalsu. Task Force 49's UAS unit, Quicksilver Troop, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, maintains a fleet of 12 Shadow aircraft, which can survey all corners of the Multi-National Division-Center area of operations - a region about the size of West Virginia.

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