Archive: Jan 2009

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  • Old Guard Soldiers named Military District of Washington's Best

    Jan 26, 2009

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA Aca,!" Twenty-eight Soldiers from all over the country and the world competed in a grueling competition that named the National Capital Region Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • School of Advanced Military Studies expands program

    Jan 26, 2009

    Leaders at the Command and General Staff College formally announced the next step in the expansion of the Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) here this week with the start of two seminars on 21 Jan. Twenty-nine Army, sister service, international and interagency students began orientation for the 11-month intensive leaderAca,!a,,cs course. SAMS has doubled the capacity for its winter-start class after one seminar completed a successful pilot program last year.

  • 2009 presidential inaugural parade

    Jan 26, 2009

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. join on the reviewing stand to watch as participants march by during the 2009 presidental inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

  • Staff Ride combines strategy with history

    Jan 26, 2009

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. Aca,!" The Battle of Gettysburg was an important strategic battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, and Old Guard officers were able to put their knowledge of the battle to the test.

  • FDC workshop shares musical tradition

    Jan 26, 2009

    Successful communication has always been a fundamental part of any countryAca,!a,,cs military strength; the speed and accuracy with which messages can be passed are vital to victory on the battlefield. Before the days of the radio and telephone, American Soldiers relied on musicians to relay movement commands. Music also signaled when to wake up, when to eat, and when to go to bed.

  • General Dunwoody impressed by APG workforce, technology

    Jan 26, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Aca,!" General Ann E. Dunwoody visited several sites here January 22 to get her first detailed briefings and hands-on experience with existing and emerging technologies since assuming command of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Fort Hood transportation Soldiers support 56th Presidential Inauguration

    Jan 26, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" While much of the country was focused on the inauguration ceremony and parade for the nationAca,!a,,cs 44th President Jan. 20, a group of 25 Soldiers from the Fort Hood, Texas, based 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), were working behind the scenes to ensure things went smooth.

  • IMCOM-Europe names top journalists

    Jan 26, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Installation Management Command-Europe has announced its region-level winners for the 2008 Army Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards.

  • Geren, other service secretaries to stay on during transition

    Jan 26, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Each U.S. military service secretary has agreed to Defense Secretary Robert M. GatesAca,!a,,c request to stay in office for at least several weeks to help ensure the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs smooth transition under the Obama administration, Pentagon officials said recently.

  • Ward in Comoros: 'What you say matters to us'

    Jan 25, 2009

    During his travels to African nations, General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, delivers an unwavering message: The command is listening to and learning from its African partners on security issues and will help where possible.

  • Old Guard Soldier Leads with website

    Jan 25, 2009

    Being a part of the U.S. Army has always meant being part of a team effort, a part of something much bigger than any one person or thing. Success for a Soldier depends on the strength of a team and how well a group of people from different cultures and levels of education can come together to combine their assets to build up each individual in the team.

  • High speed: Fort Bragg sisters share passion for running

    Jan 24, 2009

    Anyone who lives on or has business with an Army installation is familiar with this early-morning scene. ItAca,!a,,cs around 6:30 a.m., maybe earlier in some places, youAca,!a,,cre trying to make your way across post and everywhere you go there are Soldiers on the streets calling cadences, keeping up, catching up, falling out, and sometimes, making the most memoA,A!rable grimaces as they push through the pain and strain of a hard morningAca,!a,,cs run. Unlike Soldiers, Lauren Stephenson and her younger sister, Kristen, are not subject to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs physical fitness regulations as laid out in Field Manual 21-20. So why do Lauren, 17, and Kristen, 14, take part in a regimen thatAca,!a,,cs every bit as rigorous'

  • Fort Bragg's retreat helps single Soldiers build healthy relationships

    Jan 24, 2009

    Relationship problems can cause emotional, physical and mental stress, which in turn can distract Soldiers from their mission and ultimately degrade their overall readiness. However, thanks to the Strong Bonds lecture series presented by military chaplains, Soldiers can receive training and advice for establishing positive relationships and stress management.

  • Fort Bragg's new USO offers 'a touch of home'

    Jan 24, 2009

    More than 67 years ago the United Services Organization built the first government-funded USO building at Fort Bragg. Since then, through times of peace and war, the USO has provided the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg community with a variety of quality services through Morale, Welfare and Recreation to our Soldiers and their Families.

  • One mission, one round

    Jan 24, 2009

    The sniper flexed his finger in the cold air. Aca,!A"I canAca,!a,,ct feel my finger,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"Three minutes left, one minute down,Aca,!A? the spotter said. Slowly, the sniper squeezed down on the trigger. Aca,!A"You hit steel!Aca,!A? said the section leader, observing a direct hit on the two-inch Aca,!A"XAca,!A? hundreds of meters down range. The sniper, Spc. Jeff Mews, a Siloam Springs, Arkansas native with Troop C, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has fired countless rounds, and will fire countless more in pursuit of perfection. In the entire squadron of hundreds of Paratroopers, there are only seven snipers.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 'A Day On'

    Jan 24, 2009

    The gymnasium at the Ritz-Epps Fitness Center didnAca,!a,,ct look so much like a gymnasium, but more like a red-carpet affair with place settings for honored attendees and poster boards displaying photographs of Martin Luther King Jr., which contained excerpts from his speeches and letters. Servicemembers and civilians gathered at the Ritz-Epps Fitness Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during a ceremony held here Jan. 15.

  • We are the engineers; 82nd engineers compete for title as the best

    Jan 24, 2009

    Paratroopers of Company A, 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, competed in a Aca,!A"Sapper StakesAca,!A? contest Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 to see which squad had the best combat engineer skills.

  • Defense Department, VA smooth path to benefits for severely wounded

    Jan 23, 2009

    Severely wounded troops returning home now have fewer bureaucratic barriers between them and their veteransAca,!a,,c benefits. The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a new, faster means for handling troops with Aca,!A"catastrophicAca,!A? injuries who seek the veteransAca,!a,,c status that allows them access to VA medical and other entitlements.

  • Birds return to Fort Riley from Iraq

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fort Riley's Combat Aviation Brigade helicopters returned from Iraq via Beaumont, Texas. The helicopters were shipped by boat to Beaumont, Texas where they were sent to other locations throughout the U.S. to be re-fit with upgrades and general maintenance not available at the unit level.

  • 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade helicopters return to Fort Riley from Iraq

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fort Riley's Combat Aviation Brigade helicopters returned from Iraq via Beaumont, Texas. The helicopters were shipped by boat to Beaumont, Texas where they were sent to other locations throughout the U.S. to be re-fit with upgrades and general maintenance not available at the unit level.

  • NCO earns master's while deployed

    Jan 23, 2009

    Soldier earns his masters degree during his 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Non-commissioned officer earns his master's degree while deployed

    Jan 23, 2009

    Soldier uses his educational opportunities wisely by earning his masters degree while deployed 15 months in Iraq.

  • CGMCG helps welcome new president

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fourteen 1st Infantry Division Cavalry Soldiers along with their horses, Trooper, Cyclone and Chicote to ride in President Obama's Inauguration parade on Jan. 20.

  • Low-emitting locomotives replace old diesels on Fort Lewis

    Jan 23, 2009

    The Army began moving equipment by rail in the 19th century. Since then, the power source has changed from steam to diesel and electric. Fort Lewis just received two members of a clean, new generation Aca,!" Aca,!A"ultra-low-emitting locomotives.Aca,!A?

  • 1st Infantry Division Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard helps welcome new president

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers and horses participated in the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Fort Riley's CAV unit was the only unit with Soldiers and horses selected to attend and participate in the inauguration.

  • New Fort Lewis child development center officially opens

    Jan 23, 2009

    As part of the Army Family Covenant, the first of several new child development centers opened at Fort Lewis Dec. 1, 2008. The official grand opening and dedication ceremony of the Eileen Beaulieu Infant Toddler Child Development Center was delayed until Jan. 14 because of previous snow and ice conditions.

  • Fort Lewis security a complex task

    Jan 23, 2009

    Next time you drive on or off post and experience a minor delay at the gate, keep in mind that convenience sometimes must take a back seat to security at Fort Lewis.

  • Enniburr Children's Christmas Party

    Jan 23, 2009

    The population of Roi-Namur swelled to more than 600 people on Dec. 8 as excited children and their parents from Enniburr participated in an annual Christmas party at the Tradewinds Theater.

  • Fort Lewis one-stop training saves lives

    Jan 23, 2009

    When the Warrior Training Academy, formerly the Light Fighter Academy, was brought into existence last September, the idea was to provide a series of training that would better prepare Fort Lewis Soldiers, regardless of MOS, for every situation they may encounter while in theater.

  • Commentary - Good NCOs: you know them when you see them

    Jan 23, 2009

    ItAca,!a,,cs harder to list the qualities of a good noncommissioned officer than you might think. But everyone who has been in the Army can name NCOs they think are great.

  • Shinseki sworn in as VA secretary

    Jan 23, 2009

    Retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki took the oath of office Wednesday as the nationAca,!a,,cs seventh secretary of Veterans Affairs, assuming the leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs following Tuesday's confirmation by the Senate.

  • Retired Gen. Wickham recalls Army Family Action Plan

    Jan 23, 2009

    Ahead of next weekAca,!a,,cs Army Family Action Plan Conference, a former Army chief who signed the plan a quarter century ago said the Army is doing a good job of taking care of families, but that leaders canAca,!a,,ct take their eyes off the ball.

  • NCO gets 15 minutes of fame as stand-in for president

    Jan 23, 2009

    Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks has more in common with President Barack Obama than height and that led to him being selected as a stand-in for the then-president-elect during a Jan. 11 rehearsal of the inaugural swearing-in ceremony.

  • Army antiterrorism conference to focus on awareness, 'tempering the weapon'

    Jan 23, 2009

    Lt. Col. Brian K. Numerick and his Army Antiterrorism Branch has been busy preparing for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual Worldwide Antiterrorism Conference Jan. 26-30 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Noncommissioned Officers recognized

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fort Gordon commanding general participates in honoring noncommissioned officers.

  • Service members assist 2009 Inaugural

    Jan 23, 2009

    Overview of service members' role on the day of the 2009 U.S. President Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

  • MPs' vigilance leads to suspect apprehension

    Jan 23, 2009

    One of the first things you are taught as a military policeman is that there is no such thing as a routine patrol, said Pfc. Nicholas Brunecz. Aca,!A"They tell you that you need to always be alert and nothing is ever routine,Aca,!A? said Brunecz, an MP with the 204th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Aca,!A"Anything can happen at any time.Aca,!A? Brunecz and his patrol partner, Pfc. Brandon Anderson, learned that lesson first hand Jan. 9 when their alertness paid off, resulting in the arrest of a person wanted in connection with impersonating a police officer.

  • Foreign delegates observe Fort Polk's public affairs program

    Jan 23, 2009

    Delegates from the countries of Tajikistan, on the border of China and Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan, on the border of Russia, visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Jan. 13-15 for a public affairs information exchange.

  • CG: 'We're going to remain good stewards'

    Jan 23, 2009

    In a press conference held Jan. 15, Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough, commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, announced a land purchase program for Fort Polk. Fort Polk and Peason Ridge Training area currently comprise about 100,000 acres, and the Department of the Army has authorized the purchase of an additional 100,000 acres.

  • BJACH activates one-stop call center to improve patient service

    Jan 23, 2009

    Today, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital throws the switch that activates a new call center. This is a big step toward meeting Medical Command directives to answer calls within 90 seconds and to Aca,!A"appoint or referAca,!A? on one call.

  • 142nd CSSB return: 'Part of fabric of military history'

    Jan 23, 2009

    For the Soldiers of the 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, home is probably one of the sweetest, most poignant words uttered after a 15 month deployment in Iraq. Home became a reality when these Soldiers were officially welcomed and praised for the success of their mission at the 142nd CSSB redeployment ceremony held at the 1st MEB Gym Jan. 15.

  • Agriculture teams call for equal parts citizen, Soldier

    Jan 23, 2009

    Troops on the ground in Afghanistan are reaching back 372 years to the roots of the National Guard to help the Afghan people to improve agriculture.

  • 591st Medical Logistics Company Receives Warm Welcome

    Jan 23, 2009

    Excitement was in the air as wives, husbands, aunts, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, grandmothers, and babies carrying red, white and blue balloons, small U.S. flags, flowers and welcome signs filled the Roadrunner Community Center Jan. 15 waiting for the arrival of the 591st Medical Logistics Company. After 15 months in Iraq, more than 80 Soldiers were coming home.

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey quote

    Jan 23, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, TRADOC Commanding General

  • TRADOC CG quote

    Jan 23, 2009

  • Anniston sides with GDLS on another MRAP variant

    Jan 23, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The depot signed a contract in November 2008 with General Dynamics Land Systems for the production of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle variant new to Anniston. Work on the four-wheeled RG-31 MRAP began in December 2008 and is scheduled to be completed in April, said contracting specialist Kaye Nunnelley.

  • Fort Sill's ADA BRAC expansion locked on

    Jan 23, 2009

    BRAC expansion for the ADA school is progressing on schedule

  • Fort Sill forms community council

    Jan 23, 2009

    Fort Sill and nearly 100 SW Oklahoma community leaders form a council to discuss local issues.

  • Obama directs military to plan 'responsible' Iraq drawdown

    Jan 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" President Barack Obama directed key defense and military officials he met with Jan. 21 to come up with plans for Aca,!A"a responsible military drawdown in Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Troops should discard peanut butter items

    Jan 23, 2009

    In light of the growing salmonella outbreak linked to products containing peanut butter, servicemembers are being urged to use caution should they receive these types of snacks.

  • Fallen 1-4 Infantry Soldiers Honored by Romanian Land Forces

    Jan 23, 2009

    Three 1-4 Infantry Soldiers posthumously receive Romanian Medal of Honor, Badges of Merit.

  • Letter from the Chairman

    Jan 23, 2009

  • Commander of U.S. Africa Command makes first official visit to Madagascar

    Jan 23, 2009

  • U.S Africa Command addresses Africa Union communications challenges

    Jan 23, 2009

    More than 103 individuals representing 25 African Nations and the United States attended a week-long planning conference Jan. 13 - 16, 2009, in Dakar, Senegal. The conference was aimed at improving the interoperability and communications connectivity between and within the many countries in Africa.

  • Presidential patches

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Joseph Ryker (left), wounded warrior, who just returned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, explains the significance of the 25th Infantry Division (ID) patch and combat patch to Punahou School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Staff Sgt. Daniel Dangaran, as Lt. Col. Randy Wardle, commander, 25th ID Rear Detachment, listens, Jan. 12. Dangaran carried the patches during the Presidential Inauguration parade with his JROTC unit, Tuesday.

  • Green issues, housing take center stage

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As we look back at the year that has passed, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dedication to serving personnel and families continues to shine through green initiatives, upgraded housing and beautification efforts across our installations. 2008 brought great change to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the population it supports. Through continued relationships and communication between commands and the community, the garrison has consistently made progress.

  • Castle High School students work together, learn communication skills at Leadership Reaction Course

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Approximately 100 freshman students from Castle High School's Lokahi Academy in Kaneohe tested their team and leadership skills at the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC), here, Jan. 15.

  • Community issues solved faster, closer to garrison level

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More people showed up at the Battle Command Training Center, Jan. 12, than she had expected, but U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) customer service officer Ophelia Isreal didnAca,!a,,ct mind.

  • Different Strokes: Military ohana develops talent at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the stroke of a paintbrush, many projects come to life. Whether painting a room, creating a piece of art, or touching up furniture, painting adds a creative, personal touch, turning the blandest of projects into a work of art.

  • Keen Edge 2009 Exercise Video

    Jan 22, 2009

    Keen Edge 2009 Video

  • Shafter Elementary first in innovation at state robotics competition

    Jan 22, 2009

    Shafter ElementaryAca,!a,,cs robotics team, the Aca,!A"ShafterbotsAca,!A?, won the first place award for the best innovative solution at this yearAca,!a,,cs Hawaii State FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament last Sunday.

  • First Army National Guard unit to achieve VPP star status

    Jan 22, 2009

    In a ceremony Friday afternoon, Fort Indiantown GapAca,!a,,cs Army Aviation Support Facility became the first Army National Guard facility in the nation to be award a Aca,!A"Star StatusAca,!A? flag in the Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationAca,!a,,cs Voluntary Protection Program.

  • It's Considered One of the Toughest Marathons

    Jan 22, 2009

    On March 29, Lt. Col. Ray Pickering will be taking a step back in time on a marathon course that draws more than 4,000 runners and walkers every year. Pickering is planning to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., regarded by Marathon Guide as one of the top 30 marathons in the U.S. He will walk the course with his 75-year-old father. But the 20th annual historical event will be more than a recognition of the determination and fortitude of World War II veterans who defended the Philippine Islands, were forced to surrender to the Japanese and then were marched on a brutal 70-mile trek through rough jungle terrain and tropical heat to prison camps. For Pickering, it will also be a reminder of what one college ROTC student can do with the support of his unit and his determination to make a difference. Pickering, now a product manager with Infrared Countermeasures, PEO-Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, at Redstone Arsenal, started the Bataan Memorial Death March while an ROTC student at New Mexico State University. Aca,!A"I was a senior and the corps commander of ROTC. I needed one more credit hour to complete my degree. I offered up the idea of developing the Bataan Memorial Death March to get that hour of credit,Aca,!A? Pickering said.

  • Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Detainee Facility

    Jan 22, 2009

    President Barack Obama Thursday called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

  • Decorated Vietnam POW Shares Experience in New Book

    Jan 22, 2009

    ThereAca,!a,,cs a print of a black-and-white photograph hanging on the wall in the office of Leo Thorsness that recalls the day he regained his freedom as an American. In the picture, a group of American prisoners of war dressed in civilian clothes and carrying overnight bags are being led by a North Vietnamese guard from a bus and across an airfield. The menAca,!a,,cs faces Aca,!" including Thorsness seen toward the back of the group -- are etched with dismay, disappointment, exhaustion, sadness, confusion and ambivalence. The expressions are not surprising when a viewer realizes these men have endured the worst torture ever imaginable for the longest period of military imprisonment in modern day history. But what is surprising is that the men are just minutes away from freedom. And yet, there is no joy or hope on any of their faces. The picture is stark, emotionally moving and thought provoking. Aca,!A"We had been moved so many times, and our hopes had been up and down so much, that we didnAca,!a,,ct have much hope that we were really going to be released on that day. This could have all been a trick,Aca,!A? Thorsness said.

  • First Team deploys to Iraq

    Jan 22, 2009

  • Uniting Families Separated by Deployment

    Jan 22, 2009

    As the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Family Covenant sweeps a widening arch to be inclusive of all families enduring a deployment of a loved one, Army Community Service is broadening its programs to include more than the wives of Soldiers. In recent months, ACS has been making a shift from its Waiting Wives and Waiting Spouses programs to a more encompassing program titled Hearts Apart. Aca,!A"We are making this change to reflect the makeup of geographically separated families,Aca,!A? Mary Breeden of ACS said

  • PRT collecting soil samples in Konar

    Jan 22, 2009

    U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Konar Provincial Reconstruction Team began an ambitious project aiming to increase the fertility of the soil in Konar province, Afghanistan.

  • Nation Faces Challenges of Defending Space

    Jan 22, 2009

    Though stretched to its manpower limits, the Army is proving itself on the battlefield thanks to its Soldiers and the Army civilians and contractors who support them, a commanding general told an audience of more than 600 during FridayAca,!a,,cs annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association at the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs North Hall. But the future will bring new challenges and opportunities in terms of technology and resources that the Army must now work to address, particularly when it comes to space and global missile defense systems, said Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Aca,!A"We are an out-of-balance Army, meaning that we consume all our resources in two theaters,Aca,!A? Campbell said. Aca,!A"If we can keep to 15 brigades deployed that will give our Soldiers time at home between deployments.Aca,!A?

  • PM DWTS relocates USACE frequencies, upgrades microwave network

    Jan 22, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento (Calif.) District will be able to better perform its missions of providing flood risk mitigation, disaster response and civil and military construction management, thanks to the upgrade of its radio system from aging analog equipment to a modern digital system by the Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems (PM DWTS).

  • Deer strikes costly and dangerous for drivers

    Jan 22, 2009

    Deer are beautiful creatures, whether you see them as dinner or characters from a favorite movie. Seeing one in nature can take your breath away. Seeing one hit your car, and the bill for the damage it causes, can render you speechless as well. Aca,!A"(They cause) an average of $500-$2,500 (in damages) depending on the location they hit and the type of vehicle,Aca,!A? Capt. Roger Triplett, assistant operations officer at Directorate of Emergency Services, said.

  • Policy Specialist sees bright road ahead

    Jan 22, 2009

    Sharon Aca,!A"CookieAca,!A? Corcoran is happy she signed up for the AMC Fellows program. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs changed the way I look at things,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"The program has showed me a different side of the military.Aca,!A? Corcoran had worked for the military for many years. She began as a cook, later working her way up to a secretarial position. Her desire to continue moving up saw her moving between several installations over the years.

  • National Guard farmers planting long-term Afghan stability

    Jan 22, 2009

    Members of agricultural development teams in Afghanistan are sowing stability, said Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army National Guard Chief Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn at a media roundtable Thursday morning.

  • Lower Tier Project Office under new leadership

    Jan 22, 2009

    Darryl Colvin has rejoined the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space as a project manager. On Thursday he took the helm of the Lower Tier Project Office, responsible for leading the Patriot, PAC-3, Missile Segment Enhancement, JTAGs, and the U.S. Medium Extended Air Defense System programs.

  • MPs, military working dogs prepare for Inaugural service

    Jan 22, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Mike Unruh has been preparing hard for this upcoming inauA,Aguration and the events that will be surrounding it.

  • America's Army 3 game to be released this year

    Jan 22, 2009

    Six years after the U.S. Army revolutionized military action games with the launch of the free personal computer game America's Army, the Army has announced the upcoming release of America's Army 3.

  • A success story of the Munitions Readiness Review

    Jan 22, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command headquarters recently completed a green belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to reduce the cycle time involved in publishing the monthly Munitions Readiness Review. The goal of the project was to reduce the cycle time by 10 percent by developing automated means of loading data into the MRR database and reducing the potential for errors.

  • Project improves quality/accuracy of OMA budget

    Jan 22, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command headquarters recently completed a green belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to improve the quality and accuracy of identifying Operation and Maintenance, Army budget requirements. The goal of the project was to reduce briefing changes (defects) on completed budget documents by 90 percent.

  • Conserving energy is a winning formula at Radford

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Conserving energy is one of the Army's and, in turn, Joint Munitions Command's top priorities. "The more money you spend on energy, the less money you have (available) to spend on bullets for the warfighter and facility improvements at the plant," said Randolph Evans, the energy manager for Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Evans is an industrial engineer at the plant and is recognized as a conventional fuels expert.

  • 5 Questions for the Command and General Staff College Commandant

    Jan 22, 2009

    Question: What did you hope to gain from the Sister Service College Conference and were those expectations met' Answer: The conference exceeded our expectations. TodayAca,!a,,cs era of persistent conflict demands a comprehensive approach to operations and also to how we train and how we educate. This conference brought together leadership and provided an opportunity to share best practices and new opportunities . More importantly we gained a better perspective of the common challenges we face in the education of our field grade officers and ways we can work together to help improve this process.

  • Anniston Munitions Center's mission uses open burn techniques

    Jan 22, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. - "Nothing left but the air," would amply describe the demilitarization process conducted by the Anniston Munitions Center. Several times a day, weather permitting, employees with ANMC eliminate outdated and suspended ammunition through a "below ground detonation or open burn." "(The employees) are unpacking M-15 anti-tank mines getting them ready for demil process," said Clyde Hill, a munitions operator, guided missiles supervisor with the munitions center. "After the (below ground detonation) you have an instant swimming pool."

  • Radford looks to new plant

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Radford Army Ammunition Plant is undergoing a major modernization effort. Construction began on a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator in December, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now designing plans for a new nitrocellulose plant. "We hope to begin construction on a new facility between 2010 and 2013," said Rob Davie, the chief of Operations Division for Radford. "Radford is the sole North American source for Nitrocellulose. NC is the key ingredient in the manufacture of all propellants," said Lt. Col. Jon Drushal.

  • Leaders meet to discuss education

    Jan 22, 2009

    Question: What did you hope to gain from the Sister Service College Conference and were those expectations met' Answer: The conference exceeded our expectations. TodayAca,!a,,cs era of persistent conflict demands a comprehensive approach to operations and also to how we train and how we educate. This conference brought together leadership and provided an opportunity to share best practices and new opportunities . More importantly we gained a better perspective of the common challenges we face in the education of our field grade officers and ways we can work together to help improve this process.

  • Transportation Soldiers return home

    Jan 22, 2009

    Transportation Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade return from 15 months in Iraq.

  • Motivated Soldier

    Jan 22, 2009

    A noncommissioned officer shows his motivation during a 15th Sustainment Brigade noncommissioned officer run down Battalion Avenue here, Jan. 15. The run was a way for the brigade to kickoff the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Year of the NCO.

  • Sustainment Soldiers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 22, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Hundreds of Soldiers from across the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered at Howze Theater here Jan. 13 to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Canal groundbreaking kicks off projects in Iraq's Salman Pak region sponsored by 1st Armored Di

    Jan 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 22, 2009) -- Iraqi security forces, local leaders and Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division participated in a Jan.18 groundbreaking ceremony marking the widening of the Bawi Canal in the Salman Pak region southeast of Baghdad. 2nd BCT officials said the canal work is one of a series of projects to improve infrastructure and quality of life in the MadaAca,!a,,cin and Marquez Qadas areas as part of Aca,!A"Operation Iron Gator.Aca,!A? Maj. Jason Joose, the executive officer for Task Force Gator, which is led by the 2nd BCTAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, welcomed Iraqi Brig. Gen. Hussein, commander of the 45th Brigade Iraqi Army; Sheik Qais, the chairman of the MadaAca,!a,,cin tribal council; and other leaders from the area, to the event.

  • Leaders meet to discuss SoI future in Kirkuk province

    Jan 22, 2009

    On Apr. 1 the Government of Iraq will begin to pay the salaries of the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, where the SoI are a group of almost 9,000 Iraqi men providing security in neighborhoods and at critical infrastructure locations across the province. Some of the SoI will transition to other security forces (Iraqi Army or Police), while others may go into skilled-trade jobs or government positions.

  • Army completes recruiter suicide investigation

    Jan 22, 2009

    The Army has concluded a two-and-a-half-month investigation into the suicides of four Soldiers assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion.

  • 1st Armored Division Soldiers, civilians participate in Baghdad seminar on women's issues

    Jan 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 22, 2009) -- Soldiers and civilians from the womenAca,!a,,cs affairs team of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, participated in a womenAca,!a,,cs initiatives seminar hosted by Multi-National Corps - Iraq at the Joint Visitors Bureau Hotel on Camp Victory here, Jan. 17-18. The seminar was attended by representatives from each of MNC-IAca,!a,,cs four divisions, as well as Public Reconstruction Team leaders and three members of the Iraqi government.

  • Full-spectrum of Aviation Brigade assets combine for UAV recovery mission

    Jan 22, 2009

    Elements of all six battalions of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, including AH-64 Apaches, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, unmanned aerial systems and a company of Pathfinders, came together Jan. 20 to recover an unmanned aerial vehicle that made an emergency landing near Baji, north of Tikrit.

  • Purchasing tax-free fuel in Netherlands requires paperwork to be in order

    Jun 14, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Procedures for purchasing rationed fuel in the Netherlands were updated in 2009. Individuals not stationed in the Netherlands must be on official travel or leave orders to purchase fuel in the Netherlands, according to a recent update to Army in Europe Regulation (AER) 550-35.

  • Army's latest high-tech equipment to be featured at exhibitions in communities in Germany, Ital

    Jan 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Jan. 21, 2009) -- The next generation of Army gear and technology, including advanced weapons systems, communications equipment, clothing and other gear will be on display at several locations in Germany and in Vicenza, Italy in the coming weeks. The exhibition is presented by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, the organization responsible for all equipment Soldiers wear or carry.

  • Yongsan community holds MLK candlelight vigil

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Nearly 400 Yongsan community members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Post Chapel Jan. 18, remembering and commemorating his life and legacy.

  • Seoul municipal officials, families tour Yongsan

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Seoul municipal officials and their families toured Yongsan Jan. 16 for an orientation to the installation and a look at American lifestyle in the middle of Seoul.

  • Partners formalize security agreement

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" American and Korean military officials formally signed a joint security agreement in a Jan. 16 ceremony at Yongsan Garrison.

  • Commander's Corner: Lunar New Year Safety

    Jan 21, 2009

    Happy New Year, again! The Lunar New Year holiday is widely recognized as one of the most important Korean holidays.

  • Koreans set to celebrate Lunar New Year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" After the celebration of the New Year on Jan. 1, East Asian cultures prepare for a different kind of New Year celebration with families Jan. 24-27.

  • Army completes recruiter suicide investigation

    Jan 21, 2009

  • USAG-Yongsan site gets facelift in new year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" As more community members get news and information from the Internet, Garrison officials continue to shift resources to meet their needs. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan web site got a facelift Jan. 18.

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