Archive: Jan 2009

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  • State Department leader visits Operations Group

    Jan 31, 2009

    For Rotation 09-03, Ms. Greta Holtz, incoming head of the Office of Provincial Affairs in Iraq, Department of State, visited Operations Group to view how to best integrate their real-world teams into the National Training Center training scenario. They aim for State employees who will go to Iraq or Afghanistan to gain realistic experience in successfully dealing with both the U.S. military and local people.

  • Salah ad-Din officials make final security coordinations for upcoming provincial elections

    Jan 31, 2009

    Representatives from the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the mayors from the major towns and cities in Salah ad-Din province attended an elections security conference in Tikrit, Iraq Jan. 27 to make final security coordinations for the upcoming Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Improving military communities: AFAP still strong after 25 years

    Jan 31, 2009

    SCHINNEN, the Netherlands -- AFAP has been tackling tough issues for 25 years, often generating solutions that benefit the whole military community. USAG Schinnen hosts this year's Tri-Border AFAP Conference, Feb. 17 - 18.

  • Iraqi legal system continues to strengthen

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" In an embattled country, long scorched and scared by war, hope rises. A better, brighter tomorrow slowly unfolds with hope for her children, and their children, shining on. One part of a new strength and foundation for IraqAca,!a,,cs future is the authority, recognition and enforcement of hew laws. As the Iraqi Security Forces continue to improve their ability to protect IraqAca,!a,,cs people, the importance of a strong judicial branch that can help bring criminals to justice radiates.

  • Logistics Planner - plans cell worker bee

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Inside the plans cell are many workers, all trying to pull together the various sections of Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center for one master plan. One such Soldier is Maj. Michael Lalor, MND-C division logistics planner. Aca,!A"My job is key because no matter what we do on the battlefield, there are logistics implications that support each and every mission,Aca,!A? said the Goshen, N.Y., native. Aca,!A"On every mission we do, there is something related to transportation or certain logistics we need at a certain point on the battlefield.Aca,!A?

  • Amazing energy in Washington, D.C. for inauguration

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personal reflections of Maj. James F. Lowe on assisting with media facilitation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Purple Hearts awarded to Soldiers injured in Afghanistan

    Jan 30, 2009

    Two Soldiers injured in Afghanistan in the Global War on Terrorism, received Purple Hearts during a ceremony Jan. 30 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC).

  • Child Development Center opens near IACH

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Riley opened another Child Development Center (CDC), the Whitside CDC is the second of 10 CDCs scheduled to opened between 2008 and 2013. The CDCs will provide the much needed child care center support for Soldiers and their Families due to the Fort's increase in active duty population from 8,000 in 2004 to more than 18,000 Soldiers by 2013. This CDC open is a part of Fort Riley's commitment to our Soldiers and their Families as stated in the Army Community Covenant signed in 2008.

  • Child Development Center opens near Irwin Army Community Hospital

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Riley opened another Child Development Center (CDC), the Whitside CDC is the second of 10 CDCs scheduled to opened between 2008 and 2013. The CDCs will provide the much needed child care center support for Soldiers and their Families due to the Fort's increase in active duty population from 8,000 in 2004 to more than 18,000 Soldiers by 2013. This CDC open is a part of Fort Riley's commitment to our Soldiers and their Families as stated in the Army Community Covenant signed in 2008.

  • Soldiers, students face off at cook off

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers competed against each other during a culinary competiton.

  • Fort Riley: Soldiers, students face off at cook off

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldier competed in a culinary competition.

  • "Black Lion" saves 1-4 CAV Soldier from apartment fire

    Jan 30, 2009

    Soldier rescues another Soldier from a fire.

  • AMSC selects first 'Excellence in Education' winners

    Jan 30, 2009

    Army Installation Management Command, Army Aviation and Missile Command and the Army Center for Analysis became the first winners of the inaugural Excellence in Education awards at the Army Management Staff CollegeAca,!a,,cs Leadership Symposium Jan. 29.

  • "Black Lion" saves 1-4 CAV Soldier from apartment fire

    Jan 30, 2009

    A 1st ID Soldier saves another Soldier from a fire.

  • Army to look at providing more space for Soldiers' gear

    Jan 30, 2009

    Time off for Soldiers to grieve the loss of a loved one, official photos for all Soldiers in the event they are killed in battle, and a place for Soldiers in barracks to keep their gear. Those are some of the topics Army senior leaders will now focus on as a result of the 2009 Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Fort Campbell serves as staging area for FEMA trucks, supplies

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Campbell has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to become a National Logistics Staging Area for distributing aid to Kentuckians impacted by ice storms earlier this week.

  • Stateside clinic begins using battlefield MC4 system

    Jan 30, 2009

    Doctors and medics at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Consolidated Aid Station at Fort Bragg, N.C., are reliving their war-zone days of treating patients in Salerno, Afghanistan.

  • SAMS expands with winter class start

    Jan 30, 2009

    Leaders at the Command and General Staff College formally announced the next step in the expansion of the Advanced Military Studies Program at the School of Advanced Military Studies with the start of two seminars Jan. 21.

  • Army offers vocational-technical option

    Jan 30, 2009

    Beginning Feb. 1 active-duty Soldiers can receive specialized job training at participating community colleges and technical schools through the Army Vocational/Technical Soldier Program. AVOTEC is a short-term pilot program intended to provide training in high-demand career fields to help Soldiers find employment after they transition out of the Army.

  • Mansoor discusses missed Iraq opportunities

    Jan 30, 2009

    The first director of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center returned to Fort Leavenworth Jan. 22 to speak as part of the Marshall Hall Lecture series at the Command and General Staff College. Dr. Pete Mansoor focused his lecture on the lessons learned about the early missed opportunities in Iraq and his view of the development of the Iraq surge and how things turned around during his time as Gen. David PetraeusAca,!a,,c executive officer in Iraq.

  • Themed Bunco Nights headed to Army MWR spots

    Jan 30, 2009

    Bunco nights will be offered at select Army Clubs or Food and Beverage locations to authorized patrons this spring, as a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command promotion called Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs Bunco Time!Aca,!A?

  • Polk preschool promotes learning, fun

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Child, Youth and School Services Part day Preschool Program reopened Jan. 5 at the Siegfried Youth Center. The program had been closed since October due to flooding at the Child Development Center and pending completion of a new facility located at 7575 Colorado Ave., bldg 701.

  • Recruiters form sky-high partnership

    Jan 30, 2009

    Since the Army is always looking for new and different ways to get its recruiting message across, Columbus Recruiting Battalion leaders decided the sky was the limit as they partnered with the international, award-winning skydivers of Team Fastrax.

  • Fort Polk dentists put bite on cavities

    Jan 30, 2009

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Fort Polk dentists are offering awareness eduction and in-school screenings for military children.

  • Fort Polk's stray animals find homes

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Polk's stray animal program program has moved to the military working dog kennel on La. Hwy 10. The move was made to accommodate Army requirements for the housing of MWDs. The dogs of the 91st Military Police Detachment, 519th Military Police Battalion, formerly housed at the kennel, have moved into the stray animal facility at the Fort Polk Veterinary Facility.

  • White Sands testing new laser weapon system

    Jan 30, 2009

    White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is testing a new weapon system known as the Laser Centurion Demonstrator.

  • Families, Soldiers, friends celebrate 4/10 homecoming

    Jan 30, 2009

    More than 3,400 Soldiers from Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are honored for their 14-month deployment.

  • Refurbished skating rink open at Fort Sill

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Sill completed refurbishment of a skating rink for MWR

  • 4th Bde., 2nd ID Stryker vehicles fit, ready to go

    Jan 30, 2009

    With 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division receiving the final installment of refurbished Strykers from General Dynamics Land Systems Jan. 22, the Raiders are now prepared to move on in the Army Force-Generation cycle from resetting to reintegrating.

  • Commander pins second star

    Jan 30, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, received another star, Friday, in a promotion ceremony at Nutter Field House. Gen. Martin Dempsey, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general presided over the ceremony.

  • Child obesity; a national epidemic

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Sill doctors talk about child obesity. First in a series

  • Cobra Gold MPF offload

    Jan 30, 2009

    LAEM CHA BANG, Thailand -- Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a Maritime Prepositioning Force offload operation in Laem Cha Bang, Thailand Jan. 28 in preparation for Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, scheduled for Feb. 4-17. Cobra Gold is an annual joint, combined exercise hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand and focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.

  • Range fires never left alone

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Sill has precautions against range fires

  • National Guard MEB trains at MANSCEN

    Jan 30, 2009

    The 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Dakota National Guard, completed two weeks of annual training in advanced battle tracking computer skills Aca,!" a staff training exercise Aca,!" at the Maneuver Support Center, Jan. 15.

  • Infantry gets lesson in air assault

    Jan 30, 2009

    Aviators from the the 4th Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment assisted Stryker Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment Jan. 20 with aircraft familiarization and other aviation-related tasks.

  • New FA Museum has new curator

    Jan 30, 2009

    The new Field Artillery museum has a new curator

  • <b> Vision for the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, and Kelley Hi

    Jan 30, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd ID Commander

  • FCP

    Jan 30, 2009

    Soldiers should have an FCP plan

  • TJAG praises team's preparations for I Corps deployment

    Jan 30, 2009

    The high quality of legal support to which Fort Lewis Soldiers and their families have become accustomed will continue through the deployment of the I Corps headquarters both in Washington and Iraq, said the head of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 9,000-member Aca,!A"law firm.Aca,!A? The 37th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, known as the Aca,!A"T-JAG,Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. Scott C. Black, praised the installation Office of the Staff Judge Advocate during what might be his final visit to Fort Lewis

  • Fort Lewis tax center serving record numbers

    Jan 30, 2009

    As first days go, it was a big one. Actually, it was more of a big afternoon. The Fort Lewis Tax Center opened for business at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 to process 2008 returns. By the close of business that day, just 4 1/2 hours later, the center had helped 35 clients file for $124,281 in refunds, saving them $7,199 in tax preparation fees.

  • Long Knife Soldier celebrates special Day in Iraq

    Jan 30, 2009

    Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Aca,!" In front of 1,000 screaming Service members and civilian contractors here at the baseAca,!a,,cs Memorial Hall, Sgt. Rebecca Hadley, an Aviation Operations Sergeant with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division 'Long Knives,' and Keech Rainwater, lead drummer for the country music band Lonestar, stood on a red, white and blue decorated stage under bright lights holding a birthday cake, as the fans sang (happy birthday) Jan 24.

  • Red Cross honors Fort Lewis Soldier for heroic actions in Iraq

    Jan 30, 2009

    Though a man of few words at the podium, it was Sgt. 1st Class Ismael Iban-CorderoAca,!a,,cs orders and actions near Taji, Iraq nearly two years ago that resulted in the successful evacuation of 21 wounded American troops injured during an attack at the Tarmiya Joint Security Station. His actions as platoon leader of 3rd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment, the 3rd Brigade anti-tank company, earned him a Silver Star, pinned exactly a year ago today. It also led to him being named the Red Cross Rainier Chapter Military Real Hero, an honor bestowed upon him Jan. 23 at the Bicentennial Pavilion in Tacoma during the 15th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast.

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • TRADOC commander visits installation

    Jan 30, 2009

    After visiting the installation Friday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Training and Doctrine commanding general, said Fort Leonard Wood is adapting to the conditions of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs current conflict, as well as taking steps toward the future.

  • 1/15 Infantry Trains for Readiness

    Jan 30, 2009

    Soldiers from Co. B, 1/15th Inf., 3rd HBCT, practice room-clearing techniques, Jan. 15 at a firing range on Fort Benning, Ga. Soldiers in Co. B spent two days at the range getting their timing right during, reflexive firing and close-quarters combat training.

  • 3/7 Cavalry Trains for Land, Air Operations

    Jan 30, 2009

    Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, received the unique opportunity of practicing Aca,!Eoelift operationsAca,!a,,c with the UH-60 Black Hawk during shotgun breach training at a shoot-house, Jan. 19 on Fort Stewart.

  • 1HBCT Supports Local Blood Drive

    Jan 30, 2009

    Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians were given the opportunity to donate blood at Caro Gym, on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 23.

  • Aerobathon Kicks on New Year Fitness Efforts

    Jan 30, 2009

    About 200 Soldiers and their Family Members jump started their new year with exercise at Newman Fitness CenterAca,!a,,cs 12th annual Aerobathon, Jan. 24.

  • Internet Safety for the Innocent Examined

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Afghanistan's West Point

    Jan 30, 2009

    A photo of the U.S. Military Academy Superintendent presenting a proclamation to his Afghan Military Academy counterpart.

  • Managing your emotions: don't let stress leave your life a mess

    Jan 30, 2009

    Rich or poor. Soldier or Civilian. Officer or enlisted. Old or young. No matter who you are, stress does not discriminate. Stress, despite negative connotations associated with it, is a natural reaction to a danger or demand, according to the pamphlet Aca,!A"About Stress Management,Aca,!A? a Channing L. Bete Company pamphlet available at Army Community Services (ACS), Fort McPherson, Ga. Stress is an age-old survival response intended to give someone the extra strength needed to fight off or flee from danger.

  • New career field gives NCOs chance to spend government money; contractors gain transferrable skills

    Jan 30, 2009

    Traditionally, becoming an NCO means taking on more responsibility. Sometimes those responsibilities are not only new to them, but are new to the Army, also. As the Army salutes its Aca,!A"backbone,Aca,!A? it is also integrating, training and educating Soldiers with the newest military occupational specialty (MOS), 51C (acquisition, logistics and technology (AL&T) contracting NCO). These NCOs are more than hand receipt holders for tables, chairs and sticky note supplies. The initial group of Soldiers to reclassify into the new MOS were logistical Soldiers in career fields 92A (automated logistics specialist) and 92Y (unit supply specialist) who performed duties involving request, receipt, storage, issue, accountability and preservation of individual, organizational, installation and expendable supplies and equipment.

  • Be on the lookout for suspicious activities

    Jan 30, 2009

    Security officials estimate there will be some kind of terrorist attack during the first year of office of our newly elected commander in chief. ItAca,!a,,cs everyoneAca,!a,,cs job to make sure that doesnAca,!a,,ct happen at Fort McPherson or Fort Gillem, Ga. February is designated as Antiterrorism Awareness Month at our installations, and the Sentinel staff will present articles that explain preventive antiterrorism measures you can take, basic steps to take if a crisis hits and how antiterrorism intelligence information is received and processed with recommendations, then formulated for my potential action.

  • Tax season underway; filers get help

    Jan 30, 2009

    How would you like to pay a super-high price to borrow money that already belongs to you' Sounds ridiculous, right' ThatAca,!a,,cs what happens to many people at tax time when they choose to take out refund anticipation loans (RALs). You may be tempted by tax-time advertisements for Aca,!A"fast cash refunds,Aca,!A? Aca,!A"express moneyAca,!A? or Aca,!A"instant refunds.Aca,!A? These ads offer patrons their refund in just a day or two, or even on the spot. Beware! Many of these Aca,!A"fast refundsAca,!A? are actually RALs. Volunteers at the Tax Center on Fort McPherson, Ga. can help you avoid paying any fees on your refund by providing free tax preparation and electronic filing.

  • Petraeus set to perform coin toss for Super Bowl XLIII

    Jan 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON - From fighter jet flyovers to military performances at halftime shows, the National Football League and U.S. military have shared more than 40 years of Super Bowl history. The tradition continues Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., during Super Bowl XLIII, with Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, performing the ceremonial coin toss.

  • CAB Soldiers test new Warrior Adventure Quest program

    Jan 30, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"Soldiers, your mission is to take that hill. Yes, I know most people are skiing down that mountain Aca,!" but weAca,!a,,cre skiing up it. Hooah!Aca,!A?

  • Wiesbaden gears up for Warrior Adventure Quest

    Jan 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Hundreds of 1st Armored Division Soldiers recently redeployed to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden after a serving in Iraq.

  • IMCOM-E top enlisted delivers NCO messages during K-town visit

    Jan 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Installation Management Command-Europe Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya continued her Aca,!A"newcomerAca,!A? tour of European garrisons with a recent stop in Kaiserslautern, Germany, saying her visits to the garrisons to discuss the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Year of the Noncommissioned Officer initiative and other Soldier issues will be one of the her most important travel events this year.

  • Tribal leaders hosted by Sustainers at the Ziggurat of Ur

    Jan 30, 2009

    Dhi Qar provincial leaders came to the Ziggurat of Ur to meet with 287th Sustainment Brigade, Commander Col. Robert Schmitt and his staff where they hosted a cultural study on Jan. 24.

  • Fort Lewis child care to provide more options

    Mar 30, 2012

    Under the Army Family Covenant, Fort Lewis leaders strive to make top-quality child care services available Aca,!" and that effort does not stop at the gates to the post.

  • Military family members prepare for homecoming, healthy reunion

    Jan 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In the early morning hours before the sun had a chance to rise, spouses celebrated the return of Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Battalion, Jan. 27, greeting them with lei and tears.

  • AMR 4th Annual Football Bash Clinic

    Jan 29, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" Coaches tweeted their whistles, gave out sage advice and ran participants ragged in an effort to turn them into football machines.

  • 'Daddy dolls' bring support to children, ease burdens

    Jan 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Alyx DudenhoefferAca,!a,,cs five tiny fingers wrapped around the hand of a small doll at the 84th Engineer Battalion family readiness support meeting here, Jan. 21.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors helps families

    Jan 29, 2009

    Ishmael Stagner reminisced about his childhood during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) seminar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Jan. 24.

  • Supplies for the Orphans

    Jan 29, 2009

  • Warrior-to-Warrior

    Jan 29, 2009

    Army Staff Director, Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, talks with Army Cpl. John Hyland, C Company, Warrior in Transition Battalion, about injuries he sustained in Iraq. Huntoon toured Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Brooke Army Medical Center, the Center for the Intrepid, and the Institute of Surgical Research (Burn Unit), the Warrior and Family Support Center and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Jan 23.

  • Caisson Horse Continues To Serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    For one former U.S. Army Garrison Caisson horse, military service is far from over, Aca,!A"HerbAca,!A? as he is referred to by the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian staff, may not don ceremonial tack anymore, but that has not stopped him from continuing to serve the military community.

  • Army addresses rising suicide rate, highest in four years

    Jan 29, 2009

    The number of suicides in the Army has risen again, for the fourth year in a row, said Army leaders during a media roundtable Jan. 29.

  • Local artist finds inspiration in nature, travels

    Jan 29, 2009

    Judy Bobula knew her husband-to-be was a real keeper when he suggested adding an artistAca,!a,,cs studio during a renovation of his home in HuntsvilleAca,!a,,cs Five Points. Aca,!A"No one had ever offered me anything like that before,Aca,!A? she said, still amazed by the act of generosity. Bobula was particularly grateful for the offer because at the time she was painting in a closet in the townhouse where she lived. Aca,!A"You can tell a real artist because they are willing to paint anywhere,Aca,!A? she said with a laugh.

  • Vets Coalition Welcomes New Leadership as Impact Grows

    Jan 29, 2009

    Among the review of 2008 highlights Aca,!" including the Blue Star Service Banner Program, Flag Day ceremonies, Operation Christmas Bear and Veterans Day activities Aca,!" members of the North Alabama Veterans & Fraternal Organizations Coalition also said thank you during their annual membership meeting to a leader who has solidified the coalition as the communityAca,!a,,cs leading military volunteer organization. During the meeting Jan. 21 at the Alabama Veterans Museum, coalition president David Carney turned the responsibility of leadership over to incoming president John Perry and his new board members.

  • Warriors in Transition compete in Adaptive Bowling Tournament

    Jan 29, 2009

    For the first time, the U.S. Paralympics and Fort Sam Houston have collaborated to develop an Adaptive Sports Program for Warriors in Transition who are recovering from injuries.

  • NCOs Appreciate Army's Yearlong Salute

    Jan 29, 2009

    RedstoneAca,!a,,cs top enlisted Soldiers are pleased at the ArmyAca,!a,,cs tribute this year to noncommissioned officers. The Army has named 2009 as the year of the NCO. Aca,!A"I think itAca,!a,,cs an outstanding move,Aca,!A? the Aviation and Missile CommandAca,!a,,cs Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates said. Aca,!A"I think for the Army leadership Aca,!" the chief of staff of the Army, the sergeant major of the Army and the secretary of the Army Aca,!" to present this year as the year of the NCO is very pleasing for the noncommissioned officers and recognizes what theyAca,!a,,cre doing for the Army.Aca,!A?

  • AMCOM commander stands up for Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2009

    As a general officer, there is one duty that makes Maj. Gen. Jim Myles question his effectiveness as a military leader. That duty: serving at the funeral of a young Soldier. During a speech to members of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association at its annual membership dinner Thursday night at the Huntsville Marriott, Myles spoke about the recent deaths of Pfc. Ricky Turner, 20, of Athens, who was killed in Iraq when an improvised explosive device struck a vehicle he was riding in, and Staff Sgt. Josh Rath, 22, of Decatur, who was killed when his dismounted patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Representing the Army at funerals for heroes like these two Soldiers Aca,!A"is something you never forget,Aca,!A? Myles said. Aca,!A"You stand in front of the Soldier and their family and you wonder Aca,!EoeHave I done enough', Was there something I could have done', Could I have stopped this' What can I do to keep it from happening again'Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? ItAca,!a,,cs those questions that drive Myles and the entire Army as it works to develop military systems to protect the nationAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"most valuable treasureAca,!A? as they defend AmericaAca,!a,,cs freedoms. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs about the Soldier. ItAca,!a,,cs about the families. ItAca,!a,,cs about making a difference,Aca,!A? Myles said. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs all about Soldiers whose actions make this country great, the United States of America.Aca,!A?

  • Fort Jackson: 1920s come roaring back at the Officer's Club

    Jan 29, 2009

    The roaring twenties made a comeback at the OfficerAca,!a,,cs Club, Friday, Jan. 23 with big band music and dancing by the Swing Set, cigarette girls passing out candy cigarettes and chocolate cigars, a hat check girl for securing coats and hats, and nearly 200 people decked out in their finest 1920Aca,!a,,cs attire.

  • Juggling priorities for post operations

    Jan 29, 2009

    Managing the day-to-day operations of the Garrison can be a juggling act with plenty of challenges and opportunities all vying for priority attention. In one hand, there are all the new Arsenal programs involving BRAC and non-BRAC-related construction, the privatization of Army housing and the impending enhanced use leasing program. In the other hand, there are longstanding quality-of-life programs on post and the long-established partnerships within the community working for better roads, schools and other infrastructure affecting the Soldiers and civilian employees of Redstone Arsenal. And, in the midst of all that, there are the Garrison employees who are focused on meeting the needs of a varied list of tenant customers and partners. Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs unique community of Soldiers and civilian employees is very much appreciated by Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli. Aca,!A"Because of what I had heard and seen of Redstone Arsenal, I knew it was Aca,!" and still is -- a high performing organization consisting of a lot of dedicated professionals taking care of Soldiers, their families and the civilian work force each and every day. The Garrison here is very successful and has a great reputation throughout the Army,Aca,!A? Pastorelli said.

  • Forces Command reveals ARFORGEN plan

    Jan 29, 2009

    Operationalizing the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, along with upcoming goals for Army Force Generation, were among topics Gen. Charles C. Campbell discussed at the 2009 Senior Commanders Conference in Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 25.

  • Geren extends congratulations

    Jan 29, 2009

    Col. Jorge Castro and Lt. Col. Karl Gerhart, from AMC G3/5 Current Operations, receive Army Coins for Excellence from the Secretary of the Army Jan. 27 in recognition for their efforts in assisting in the rapid fielding of MRAP Gunner's Restraint Systems in Southwest Asia. The GRS dramatically improves Soldier survivability in MRAP incidents and can be directly attributed to saving lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • JTF Guantanamo gets new deputy commander

    Jan 29, 2009

    Like an oceanAca,!a,,cs tide, a new wave of troops has arrived at Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Among the new faces is Brig. Gen. Rafael OAca,!a,,cFerrall, the new JTF deputy commander.

  • Army Releases February Suicide Data; Updates Prevention Efforts

    Jan 29, 2009

    The Army released its 2008 data on suicides today and highlighted its efforts to reduce suicides in the force.

  • Technology gaps are not holes, but opportunities

    Jan 29, 2009

    A new method of focusing collaboration between the acquisition and the science and technology (S&T) communities

  • Chaplain comes out of retirement to serve

    Jan 29, 2009

    A story and photo of a Chaplain who retired from the National Guard, only to hear the calling again, and came back to active duty to serve the Army.

  • Financial Road Show yields strong turnout

    Jan 29, 2009

    With the economy struggling, any advice helps. That's what inspired the military to create its financial readiness road show - a one-day event that brings information on everything from retirement planning to reporting identity theft to every active-duty Soldier and DoD civilian on installations across the country.

  • Belvoir housing village recognized nationally for customer service

    Jan 29, 2009

    One of Fort Belvoir's residential communities has been recognized as one of the best residential properties for providing the highest level and quality of service for its residents. Lewis Village received the prestigious 2008 National Multifamily Customer Service Award for Excellence from CEL & Associates, Inc., a real estate strategy, benchmarking and performance solutions firm.

  • Belvoir commissary becomes first $100 million store

    Jan 29, 2009

    Already the top-selling commissary at any military installation, Fort Belvoir became the first store in the history of the Defense Commissary Agency to surpass $100 million in annual sales for 2008.

  • Suicide intervention program starts at Fort Carson

    Jan 29, 2009

    Fort Carson holds suicide prevention workshops for Soldier and Family members as part of a pilot program of the the Army's Ask, Care and Escort (ACE) Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Army Addresses Critical Concerns with Defense Inspector General Body Armor Audit

    Jan 29, 2009

  • Transition team mentors Iraqi soldiers to success

    Jan 29, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from varied backgrounds and specialties are helping to ensure the continued success of the Iraqi army as mentors and members of a military transition team.

  • Sergeant major shares special bond with AW2 Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2009

    Sgt. Major Brent Jurgensen on the AW2 program and his part as the AW2 Sgt. Major.

  • Fort Carson CSM settles into new position

    Jan 29, 2009

    Command Sgt. Major James A. Kilpatrick becomes involved with Soldiers in his position as Fort Carson Garrison Command Sergeant Major.

  • Army farewells former SMA Bainbridge with honors

    Jan 29, 2009

    In life, former Sgt. Maj. of the Army William G. Bainbridge worked to improve the lives of noncommissioned officers under his command. In death, he left a legacy of service to his country, his family and his Soldiers.

  • Mexican Army Colonel visits RDECOM

    Jan 29, 2009

    Mexican Army Col. Dem Gerado Merida Sanchez (second from the left) headed a delegation from the Office of the Mexican Secretary of National Defense recently visited the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs G2 (Security) Office as part of a Office of the Secretary of Defense invitation. Members of the delegation received briefings and insight on the implementation of Army security procedures.

  • Army Addresses Critical Concerns with Defense Inspector General Body Armor Audit

    Jan 29, 2009

    The Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) report on Body Armor identified a range of issues involving Army testing processes and documentation dating back to 2007. By and large, the Army agrees with the DOD IG report and commends the IGAca,!a,,cs office for its thorough and constructive evaluation of Army testing procedures.

  • Deploying Soldiers preview Picatinny nonlethal weapons

    Jan 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team will have available some of the latest Picatinny-developed nonlethal capabilities to man checkpoints and conduct detainee operations during their upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Commanding general says good-bye to Picatinny

    Jan 29, 2009

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Recognizing man who moved arsenal into Atomic Age

    Jan 29, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL -- Last year saw the loss of a major figure in Picatinny history. Robert M. Schwartz, the man who moved the arsenal into the Atomic Age, died Oct. 21 at the age of 88.

  • Principal heeds call, becomes officer

    Jan 29, 2009

    More than half a million teachers quit the school system across the country every year, many of whom leave for a less stressful job. But for 2nd Lt. Jason Brewer, Company B, Training Support Battalion executive officer, teaching just wasnAca,!a,,ct challenging anymore. The 34-year-old high school principal traded in his suit and tie for the Army combat uniform and a single gold bar, ending his 12-year career in public education for a start in the Army.

  • NCO holds officer's job for two commanders

    Jan 29, 2009

    Traditionally, commanding generals select junior commissioned officers as their aides-de-camp. Those junior officers are chosen from the best of their peer group, and given the arguably grueling job of making sure the general has what he or she needs to accomplish a variety of missions. Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Bradley W. May, has a noncommissioned officer as an aide. Sgt. 1st Class Sylvester Taylor, an administrative specialist, is a member of the Army Reserve who was ordered to active duty in 2004 to support Task Force Marshall.

  • Retiree designs mugs of fallen Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2009

    While it was still dark out one morning in 2006, retired Sgt. 1st Class Joel Mitchell couldnAca,!a,,ct sleep. He got out of bed and started sketching designs that would eventually become his trademark. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm not really an artist,Aca,!A? said the 21-year veteran of the medical field. Aca,!A"My wife was a little surprised. I never really drew anything before that day.Aca,!A?

  • Home improvements: Barracks undergo $1 million worth of renovations, upgrades

    Jan 29, 2009

    While most Soldiers enjoyed time off during Block Leave, construction crews took advantage of the vacated buildings and completed $1 million of renovations to almost every Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training barracks. The renovation focused on removing mold, replacing broken fixtures, updating the plumbing and painting walls and ceilings in the latrines and laundry rooms. Aca,!A"Mold in the barracks does not present a clean, healthy environment, so the work in the barracks was very much needed,Aca,!A? said Garrison Command Sgt. Major Lewis Kellam, who jumpstarted the project. Aca,!A"(The renovations) put the Soldiers in an environment that we want them to see and more so let them know that we care about them and weAca,!a,,cre going to take care of the facilities that they live in.Aca,!A?

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