Archive: Jan 2009

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  • Jan. 14, 2009 - Remarks at AUSA ILW breakfast

    Jan 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.'s remarks at the AUSA ILW Breakfast on January 14, 2009.

  • Welcome to the NCO Corps

    Jan 21, 2009

    Aca,!A"Now youAca,!a,,cre an NCO Aca,!" a part of the backbone of the Army.A,A Never forget where you came from.Aca,!A? Those words, from guest speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, served as a reminder to a group of recently-promoted sergeants who were welcomed as members of the Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony held Jan. 14 at the Regimental Club on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army completes recruiter suicide investigation

    Jan 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army concluded a two and a half month investigation into the suicides of four Soldiers assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion. Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander, U.S. Army Accessions Command, directed Brig. Gen. Frank D. Turner III, deputy commanding general and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Accessions Command, to investigate the unit that experienced the four suicides that occurred between January 2005 and September 2008.

  • Mixon speaks to Big Island Rotarians

    Jan 21, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, spoke to members of Big Island rotary clubs at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Jan 20 to discuss the role of the Army in the Pacific.

  • Servicemembers have ball at inaugural event

    Jan 21, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and military spouses attended the Commander in Chief Ball, Jan. 20, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

  • Domestic violence victims encouraged to get help

    Jan 21, 2009

    Domestic violence is an issue that receives a lot of attention in the military community. One of the misconceptions about domestic violence is that when a victim decides not to pursue a claim, they are lying and canAca,!a,,ct be believed if they should file a future claim. There are a number of reasons why a victim may not pursue a claim without the claim being dismissed as false. They may feel that they are economically dependent on the abuser, fear for their lives or just love their abuser and blame themselves for the abuserAca,!a,,cs actions. Aca,!A"Most research shows that it takes a victim an average of seven times before getting out of an abusive situation,Aca,!A? said Tom Hill, Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program manager. Aca,!A"While 70 percent of the abusers are male, there are males victimized by abusive females. The numbers may be higher because some male victims may never report being abused.Aca,!A?

  • Watervliet Arsenal bucks national trend

    Jan 21, 2009

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the country, closed out 2008 unlike many other manufacturing businesses in the nation - its orders and direct labor requirements grew. As the nationAca,!a,,cs manufacturing activity fell last year to its lowest point in 28 years, the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs production requirements grew by more than 25 percent last year, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander. Aca,!A"Although most people may associate the Arsenal as a cannon factory, our growth came mostly from non-cannon manufacturing,Aca,!A? said Fletcher.

  • Troops play key role at Inauguration

    Jan 21, 2009

    About 9,300 National Guard troops joined thousands of servicemembers from all components supporting the 56th Presidential Inauguration Tuesday.

  • Presidential Dance

    Jan 21, 2009

    President Barack Obama dances with Sgt. Margaret H. Herrera while first lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Sgt. Elidio Guillen at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. The ball honored America's servicemembers, families, the fallen and wounded warriors.

  • Army.mil gets facelift in new year

    Jan 21, 2009

  • Home Away from Home: The USO

    Jan 21, 2009

    "ThereAca,!a,,cs no place like home."

  • Rotor Wash

    Jan 21, 2009

  • Commander-in-Chief's inaugural ball

    Jan 21, 2009

    Surrounded by each service's senior enlisted advisor, President Barack Obama addresses the audience at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. The ball honored America's servicemembers, families, the fallen and wounded warriors.

  • Battle of the Bulge Ends: 25 January 1945

    Jan 21, 2009

    History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Chimney sweepers keep holiday tradition alive

    Jan 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Schornsteinfeger (chimney sweeper) Thomas Scharwatz isn't sure if it has been 28 or 29 years that he has been a part of the New Year's reception in Kaiserslautern, but thanks to his 17-year-old daughter, Kim, he knows this "good-luck" tradition will continue for years to come.

  • Soldiers in Germany remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 21, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army chief of staff, was only 7 years old when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous Aca,!A"I Have a DreamAca,!A? speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.

  • Village leader identifies booby-trapped house for destruction

    Jan 21, 2009

  • MND-N Units

    Jan 21, 2009

  • Keen Edge puts U.S., Japanese forces to the test

    Jan 20, 2009

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan Aca,!" U.S. Forces Japan and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force participated in a joint-bilateral exercise here Jan. 18-26. Exercise Keen Edge allows both countries to assess their ability during simulated crisis.

  • Why we serve: 4-9 Cav. Regt. Soldiers continue family tradition with combat deployment

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" Why do Soldiers serve'

  • 'Dark Horse' scouts dismount, practice tactics

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KuwaitAca,!"Empty training villages set up amongst the sand dunes of Kuwait are not an uncommon site for Soldiers on their way to Iraq. Today, one of these villages stages as the training ground for the cavalry scouts of 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as they practice dismounted patrols focused at a platoon level.

  • 4-9 Cav. marksmen 'aim' to improve skills

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KuwaitAca,!"To most regular movie fans, the word Aca,!A"sniperAca,!A? brings to mind a very specific image: a Soldier dressed in a ghillie suit, face covered in war paint, with weapon in tow -- low-crawling across the jungle floor stalking his prey under cover of darkness.

  • Army 'lifer' re-ups

    Jan 20, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- A Soldier from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commitment to improving Soldiers lives led him to reenlist indefinitely at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Jan. 17.

  • IA receives combat gear, conducts training at Besmaya Range

    Jan 20, 2009

  • Iraqi children receive school supplies

    Jan 20, 2009

  • TACOM HQ leaders travel to Rock Island, talk with employees

    Jan 20, 2009

    Life in Southeast Michigan is similar to the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities, two senior leaders from the TACOM Life Cycle Management CommandAca,!a,,cs Warren, Mich., headquarters told TACOM employees here Jan. 13. Aca,!A"There are many good places to live depending on whether you like urban, rural or suburban living,Aca,!A? said Janet Bean, Integrated Logistics Support Center executive director, during a town hall meeting on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations which move all of TACOM Rock IslandAca,!a,,cs 1,200 jobs, most to Detroit Arsenal, in 2011.

  • 81st Regional Support Command recognizes local restaurant

    Jan 20, 2009

    The 81st RSC Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Charles E. Gorton, recognized the staff in recognition to their commitment to AmericaAca,!a,,cs veterans during Thanksgiving. The restaurant staff served more than 200 Thanksgiving meals to homeless veterans at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, located in Miami.

  • First NCO Lineage Ceremony at Heidelberg Castle

    Jan 20, 2009

    Standing on the same steps as generations of warriors before them, 18 Heidelberg MEDDAC non-commissioned officers raised their right hands and took the charge of the NCO Corps during a lineage ceremony Jan. 15 at Heidelberg Castle.

  • AMSA 128, 824th Transportation Company work together to complete mission

    Jan 20, 2009

    The 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs Area Maintenance Support Activities 128, based at Morehead City, N.C., works on with the 824th Transportation Company to ensure the unit's land craft utility vessels are prepared for any mission.

  • Crane Army employee named 46th Honorary QASAS

    Jan 20, 2009

    Senior Wage Grade Supervisor Frank Dant recently joined a small but distinguished group when he was named the 46th person to be listed as an Honorary Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance).

  • Pilot program prepares youths for kindergarten

    Jan 20, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Child Development Centers introduced a new program Jan. 5 aimed at helping children better prepare for school.

  • Thousands of military children attend "We Are the Future" concert (Part II)

    Jan 20, 2009

    Thousands of children from military families around the National Capitol Region gathered Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center, in the heart of the nation's capital, to attend the "We Are the Future" concert, hosted by Michelle Obama, wife of President-elect Barack Obama. The concert featured performances by Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Bow Wow, Demi Lovato and Corbin Blue. Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on stage and performed with daughter Miley. Keke Palmer and Usher Raymond IV also made appearances, as did comedian and actor George Lopez. Both Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden, made speeches during the event. The event was one of many surrounding the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Thousands of military children attend 'We Are the Future' concert

    Jan 19, 2009

    Thousands of children from military families around the National Capitol Region gathered Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center, in the heart of the nation's capital, to attend the "We Are the Future" concert, hosted by Michelle Obama, wife of President-elect Barack Obama. The concert featured performances by Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Bow Wow, Demi Lovato and Corbin Blue. Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on stage and performed with daughter Miley. Keke Palmer and Usher Raymond IV also made appearances, as did comedian and actor George Lopez. Both Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden, made speeches during the event. The event was one of many surrounding the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • 2-10 Aviation Battalion Pathfinders conduct counter-smuggling

    Jan 19, 2009

    The Pathfinders of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade bring their unique blend of Aviation and Infantry tactics to counter-smuggling Operation Blackhawk Pickett in Iraq's Diyala province Dec. 26 - Jan. 10.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion power generation equipment repairer lends expertise to Iraqi Army

    Jan 19, 2009

    277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's senior power generation equpiment repairer spent the past two and a half months attached to the Iraqi Army Support and Service Institute in Camp Taji, where he helped develop a program of instruction based on training modules developed by the U.S. Army.

  • 6-6 Cavalry Kiowas provide over watch, security for Operations Kamehameha I and II

    Jan 19, 2009

    6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior weapons teams provide security and reconnaissance to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division ground troops as they conduct Operations Kamehameha I and II near Balad Dec. - Jan.

  • Sustainers continue partnership with Al Amal School for the Deaf and Mute

    Jan 18, 2009

    Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade and the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment brought smiles and hope to the Al Amal School for the Deaf and Mute in the city of Ar Rumaythah, January 14th .

  • Army Reserve signs Employer Partnership Initiative with GE

    Jan 17, 2009

    The Army Reserve signed an agreement with General Electric yesterday at the Pentagon making the 330,000-employee company the 153rd to become an employer partner with the reserve in less than a year.

  • Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday message

    Jan 17, 2009

    Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday message

  • Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Birthday Message

    Jan 17, 2009

    Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Birthday Message

  • Distinguished Service Medal

    Jan 17, 2009

    General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (left), presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Herbert L. Altshuler, U.S. Africa Command's director of Strategy, Plans, and Programs (right), at Altshuler's retirement ceremony, December 30, 2008, at the command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Altshuler was honored for his 40 years of service to the U.S. Army and for his visionary and innovative leadership in establishing the strategic foundations for U.S. Africa Command. The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest non-valorous military and civilian decoration of the U.S. military, which is issued for exceptionally meritorious performance of duty to the U.S. government.

  • Scaling and labeling procedures

    Jan 17, 2009

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Army 1st Lieutenant Charles Jones, HQ Support Company, SETAF, explains scaling and labeling procedures to soldiers from the Rwanda Defense Forces January 13, 2009. Jones is in Rwanda to conduct pre-deployment training as part of the Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team (ADAPT) program. ADAPT is designed to help African militaries deploy and support forces that are participating in United Nations or Africa Union peacekeeping operations. Rwanda currently has more than 3,200 troops deployed to Sudan as part of UN and AU peacekeeping missions.

  • Rebuilding Schools in Kenya

    Jan 17, 2009

    RIFT VALLEY, Kenya - Capt. Paul Deis, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, meets with his team members and Kenyan military counterparts, January, 2009, during a civil affairs mission to rebuild destroyed schools in the Rift Valley of Kenya following post-election violence last year. More than 1,000 people in the region were killed and 90 schools were destroyed as a result of the violence.

  • U.S. Africa Command general hails USAID-military links

    Jan 17, 2009

    In the following question and answer piece featured in the December-January 2009 edition of USAID's monthly publication "Frontlines," General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, answers questions on U.S. Africa Command's military-to-military programs and its role in supporting and cooperating with USAID in achieving its development objectives.

  • Cameroon introduces first peacekeeping battalion

    Jan 17, 2009

    Cameroon's first 800-member peacekeeping battalion and new Peacekeeping Training Instructor Group were honored at a ceremony in Ngaoundere on December 12, 2008.

  • U.S. team providing deployment assistance for Rwandan Defense Force peacekeepers

    Jan 16, 2009

    Rwanda Defense Force personnel preparing to move peacekeeping equipment to the Darfur region of Sudan began training January 7, 2009, with a two-person U.S. Army team as part of the African Deployment Assistance Partnership Team (ADAPT) program.

  • Books delivered to Rwandan military academy

    Jan 16, 2009

    The U.S. military delivered books to the Rwandan Military Academy library, January 8, 2009, to help meet its need for English-printed books and military manuals.

  • AFRICOM health conference focuses on cooperation to achieve goals

    Jan 16, 2009

    Working together toward the same endAca,!"strengthening the health care capacity and crisis response capabilities of African nations to ultimately empower Africans to improve their health and securityAca,!"was the theme of a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Military Health System that introduced the new U.S. Africa Command surgeon to an array of partners from the military, Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the African Union.

  • Fort Lewis Employment Smarts: What you need to know for a job interview

    Jan 16, 2009

    This article is one of a series published in the Northwest Guardian to provide help for family members and former Soldiers seeking jobs in the local economy.

  • Fort Lewis committee continues to offer scholarships despite gloomy economy

    Jan 16, 2009

    Amid the frequent deluge of gloomy economic reports, the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Committee has positive financial news for the Fort Lewis military community. The committee anticipates continuing its longstanding tradition of awarding thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. Applications for 2009 scholarships are being accepted through March 31.

  • Fort Lewis girl to receive service dog

    Jan 16, 2009

    A Fort Lewis family member with progressive disabilities will soon meet a new friend that will improve the quality of her life. Camille Even, 14, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a 2-year-old and was later found to have developmental issues, was selected to receive a special needs Canine Assistants service dog.

  • Fort Lewis Recycling Center now taking electronic items

    Jan 16, 2009

    If youAca,!a,,cre tired of using that bulky computer monitor as a doorstop or that outdated laptop as an oversized paper weight, the Fort Lewis Recycle Center might have the perfect solution for you. ItAca,!a,,cs called Aca,!A"E-CyclingAca,!A? Aca,!" the recycling of electronic items Aca,!" and itAca,!a,,cs under way at the center in Building 5290 behind the commissary off Nevada Avenue.

  • Army's top environmental leader visits Pohakuloa Training Area

    Jan 16, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!"The commander for the Army Environmental Command (AEC) gained first-hand knowledge of the work being done by natural and cultural resource programs at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Jan. 8.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion Complex construction officially kicks off

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Riley continues to make improvements for our wounded Soldiers and their families as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan to Fort Riley. The Warrior Transition Battalion Complex will replace the existing pre-fabricated buildings the leadership and Soldiers currently use as office adminstrative areas, Soldiers work and living areas. The new facilitilies will be located next Irwin Army Community Hospital providing quick access for the wounded Soldiers and their families. The anticipated completion date for this facility is April 2010. The completion of this complex is part of Fort Riley's continued committment to the Army Warrior Care Covenant.

  • Used Fort Lewis road sand won't go to waste

    Jan 16, 2009

    Spread it over ice and snow, and it prevents accidents. Once everything melts, however, what happens to road sand' Well, most often street-sweepers collect it, and the material ends up in the landfill. ItAca,!a,,cs a costly proposition to buy and dispose of the stuff. This year, instead of dumping the sand, Fort Lewis will haul it to North Fort Lewis. There, the sand will be screened for reuse on the Fort Lewis roads, saving lots of money and preventing significant environmental harm.

  • U.S. Africa Command Health Conference Focuses on Cooperation to Achieve Goals

    Jan 16, 2009

    Working together toward the same end--strengthening the health care capacity and crisis response capabilities of African nations to ultimately empower Africans to improve their health and security--was the theme of a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Military Health System that introduced the new U.S. Africa Command surgeon to an array of partners from the military, Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the African Union.

  • Army Reserve unit conducts 'Yellow Ribbon' workshop

    Jan 16, 2009

    More than 170 Army Reserve Soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion and their families were treated to a weekend of fun and information at an indoor water park and resort Jan. 10-11 as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon.

  • Commentary: Holiday should be a time to look inward

    Jan 16, 2009

    We Americans easily lose touch with what our holidays are supposed to mean. Martin Luther KingAca,!a,,cs birthday, the newest of our national holidays, seems to already be passing down the same path to trivialization. That seems especially troubling.

  • Family Strong Series prepares family members for reintegration

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"I took on a lot of responsibility when my dad left,Aca,!A? said 22-year-old Julian White. Aca,!A"As the eldest, I felt I needed to be a role model and help out more.Aca,!A? Although the White family is no stranger to deployment Aca,!" currently in their sixth, according to mom, Sybille White Aca,!" they do not get any easier.

  • 'Daddy Boot Camp' prepares Soldiers for fatherhood

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Being a Soldier is tough, but perhaps being a father is tougher. Soldiers prepare themselves for a life of service to their country through extensive training and preparation; however, according to many Soldiers, nothing prepares them for fatherhood.

  • Army's new NASCAR driver gets 'greening'

    Jan 16, 2009

    U.S. Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and crew members participated in a "greening" process Jan. 12 at Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command.

  • Operation Special Delivery eases pain of childbirth, provides support

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Preparing for a babyAca,!a,,cs arrival begins long before labor and delivery. Having the support of family and friends during a pregnancy is key to a healthy and happy delivery.

  • Keiki get crafty at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With paintbrush in hand, Dillan Alter looked down at a pile of various dollops of paint, contemplating which color to use next.

  • Is MLK Day necessary'

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" IAca,!a,,cll be the first to admit, I donAca,!a,,ct get it. I donAca,!a,,ct get why there is the need to have a Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or a month dedicated to one cultural ethnic group or another.

  • Army family member defies odds, sinks competition

    Jan 16, 2009

    WAIPIO, Hawaii Aca,!" Standing on the starting block during the 2008-09 Hawaiian Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships, at the Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Center/Central Oahu Regional Park, here, Dec. 20, 17-year-old Trey GeorgeAca,!a,,cs 6-foot, 4-inch, 180-pound stature wasnAca,!a,,ct the only thing that set him apart from the others. Reaching across his chest, and approximately 7-inches in length, is a scar that tells a story of great triumph, although George barely notices it.

  • Commander highlights successes of 2008

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As the military ohana embraces the changes to come in 2009, many see these changes as a time to reflect on the year that has passed, although, the year was not one some people will look back on fondly. Rising unemployment, home foreclosures, inflation and bankruptcy dominated many newspaper headlines.

  • Lanes Fort Meade manager coaches All-Army Bowling Team to victory

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Lanes Fort Meade manager leads the All-Army Bowling team to victory in the Aarmed Forces Bowling Championship.

  • Post chapels reopen

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Riley continues to make improvements for Soldiers and their families here at Fort Riley. The post recently completed the renovations of a military chapel on post. The Main Post Chapel, built in 1897, received a new sound booth, wood floors, paint, an electric piano, pews and other furniture. Workers also installed new carpet in basement classrooms. Outside, fresh landscaping surrounded serenity gardens with benches between the two chapels. The renovations are a part of the post's overall strategy to enhance and improve the quality of the buildings and facilitlies that are considered "Historical Landmarks" and is a part of the Army Community Covenant agreement signed at Fort Riley in 2008.

  • Fort Meade children filmed for "Kids Inauguration"

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Meade children took part in filming of a video about military children which will air during the "Kids Inauguration" Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.

  • 2nd BCT awarded $60K for project in Fort Campbell Facility Maintenance Incentive Program

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort CampbellAca,!a,,cs 2nd Brigade Combat team has taken first place in the Directorate of Public WorksAca,!a,,c Facility Maintenance Incentive Program. In an awards ceremony Jan. 8, the unit was awarded $60,000 they can use for a project for their unit.

  • Fort Campbell gains recognition for workplace safety efforts

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Campbell officials were recognized this week for their efforts to reduce falls from ladders, fingers caught in table saws and other workplace accidents.

  • Army prepared for inaugural contingencies

    Jan 16, 2009

    As the nation prepares to welcome a new president, the Army stands ready to assist civilian law enforcement and first responders inside the National Capital Region.

  • Fort Meade children make video for "Kids Inaugural"

    Jan 16, 2009

    Children from Fort Meade were intervied by a film crew and will appear during the "Kids Inauguration" event Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.

  • PWOC offers refuge during life's wars, storms

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Protestant Women of the Chapel Aca,!" more commonly known as PWOC Aca,!" held its spring kickoff Jan. 13 at Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Main Post Chapel.

  • New child development building opens at Forsyth

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Riley continues to make improvements for Soldiers and their families here at Fort Riley. They recently opened another child development center to increase the child care capacity on post for Soldiers and their families. This is the second of six child development centers that have opened as an over all part of the Army Community Covenant agreement signed in 2008.

  • Young racer screams around track in honor of 101st

    Jan 16, 2009

    A little camouflage car with the 101st Airborne Division patch screams around the track, leaving competitors fighting to keep up. Behind the wheel of this Bandolero car is 12-year-old Travis Benson. Travis and his father Dale Benson decided to adorn his car in camouflage and with the Screaming Eagle to honor Ronald Benson, Travis' grandfather and Dale's dad, for his service. Ronald served as an infantry Soldier with the 101st from 1958 to 1959. He was drafted in 1957.

  • Central Clearance Facility trains new contractors

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Meade's Central Clearance Facility trains contractors to help process an overload of security clearance applications.

  • Poland Native Proud to Attain U.S. Citizenship

    Jan 16, 2009

    Danuta Aca,!A"DankaAca,!A? Zaremba can finally enjoy the benefits of American citizenship. After two decades of residence, she formally became a citizen last spring. Zaremba, a cashier at the Officers and Civilians Club, came to America almost 20 years ago. The turmoil of Communism in her native Poland made it necessary for her husband to seek political asylum in this country. Zaremba and her children followed two years later. The family relocated to Huntsville. Over the years, they moved several times around the nation, but always seemed to return to Alabama. Zaremba moved back permanently five years ago. Besides the economic, climate and municipal draws of the community, she said the people themselves made her want to be here. Aca,!A"The people are so friendly here,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"On the street, they smile and say hi to you when they donAca,!a,,ct even know you.Aca,!A?

  • A joyful celebration: Fort Lewis' oldest service, Grace Gospel, turns 35

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Lewis' Grace Gospel Service has been caring for Fort Lewis families and bringing that old-time religion to parishioners for 35 years.

  • New high school on horizon' Leaders discuss infrastructure

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk has had a long-standing, cooperative relationship with the Vernon Parish School system for many years. Education continues to be a priority of the command, as evidenced by a meeting between U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough, commander, JRTC and Fort Polk, Col. David Sage, garrison commander, and state school Superintendent Paul Pastorek, held Jan. 10 at Leesville High School.

  • An extra guard always on duty

    Jan 16, 2009

    Gate guards and military police at Fort Campbell have a new way to watch over those entering and leaving the installation. Numerous closed circuit television cameras have been installed at each access control point on post.

  • ICE, Service First tools for improvement

    Jan 16, 2009

    ICE is an Interactive Customer Evaluation tool that allows you to share feedback with frontline managers who can resolve your customer service issues. ICE is a web-based comment card system where Soldiers, Family members, retirees, civilians or veterans can submit feedback from any Internet-connected computer. Feedback can be submitted anonymously, but if you want a response to your comment, you must provide your contact information and indicate Aca,!A"response requestedAca,!A? by checking the appropriate box.

  • Wygal takes reins of Aviation Support Team

    Jan 16, 2009

    This product office may not be the most glamorous, but its importance to aviation units is evident. Aviation Ground Support Equipment, under the Aviation Systems Project Office, manages 20 systems. Lt. Col. Russ Wygal became the AGSE product manager Jan. 7 in an assumption of charter ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium. Aca,!A"My goal is to support the requirements of the Soldiers and Army aviation units worldwide,Aca,!A? Wygal said.

  • Local Minister Reaches Out to Guard as State Chaplain

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Rev. Coy Hallmark carries a small black Gideon Bible in his jacket pocket that once belonged to World War II veteran Capt. Hartsell Northington. The Bible was given to Hallmark as a gift of gratitude by Lola Northington following her husbandAca,!a,,cs death. Aca,!A"His widow gave it to me on Veterans Day 2007. I was so touched by it because I had done his funeral,Aca,!A? Hallmark said. Aca,!A"I told her I would put it somewhere safe. She said Aca,!EoeNo, donAca,!a,,ct put it up and take care of it. Read it. Use it.Aca,!a,,cAca,!A?

  • USTRANSCOM Port Management Automation project achieves initial capability

    Jan 16, 2009

    The U.S. Transportation Command recently celebrated an important milestone as the convergence of two key automated port processing information systems reached initial capability. The migration of the Worldwide Port System with the Global Air Transportation Execution System creates a single port/terminal processing and management system for the Department of Defense.

  • Yarborough Mile honors heritage, focuses on fitness

    Jan 16, 2009

    The 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, as is their custom, hit the ground running Aca,!" literally Aca,!" as they competed in the biannual Yarborough Mile Jan. 5. The event is named for Lt. Gen. William Yarborough, who joined the newly formed 501st Infantry Regiment as commander of Charlie Company in 1941. Later, as test officer for the provisional parachute group, he designed the paratrooperAca,!a,,cs boot and the parachutistAca,!a,,cs qualification badge.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers home at last

    Jan 16, 2009

    Palpable excitement and anticipation have permeated the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk as Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, return home after a 13 to 14 month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • ACS keeps focus on Soldiers and families

    Jan 16, 2009

    Redstone Arsenal families Aca,!" whether they live on post or not, whether they include a Soldier or Army civilian, or whether they are transferring in or out of the area Aca,!" are the top priority of Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationAca,!a,,cs Army Community Service. As the ACS staff and volunteers prepare for the opportunities and challenges of 2009, they are working with a growing number of families that span the entire spectrum from the young enlisted Soldier to the retiree. Aca,!A"We feel confident that we have created a friendly environment at ACS and that people feel comfortable coming to us if they have any kind of problem or need information,Aca,!A? ACS division chief Sue Paddock said. Aca,!A"We are available for anyone associated with the Arsenal. All of the ACS staff is dedicated to going the extra mile for families. If ACS canAca,!a,,ct help them, we know where to look in the community to get them the help they need. We have a lot of strong partnerships with agencies and organizations in the area who want to help Arsenal families.Aca,!A?

  • Army Infantry Brigade announced for Afghanistan 2009 deployment

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Department of the Army affirmed today the Department of Defense's announcement of the deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based in Fort Richardson, Alaska, as part of the next rotation of forces in Afghanistan. This announcement involves approximately 3,500 service members. Their deployment is scheduled to begin in February 2009.

  • 173rd Soldiers attending Airborne School

    Jan 16, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers, 300 of them, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, stationed in Schweinfurt and Bamberg, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy, took a recent 10-hour flight to attend Airborne School here.

  • Initiative bringing business to Iraqi women

    Jan 16, 2009

    Iraqi women are getting a leg-up in the government contracting process through the help of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region DivisionAca,!a,,cs WomenAca,!a,,cs Advocate Initiative.

  • Scouts worlds apart share experiences

    Jan 16, 2009

    Scouts from Iraq and Forts in America share experiences via a teleconference.

  • Veteran Holds to Dream of Local Vets Memorial

    Jan 16, 2009

    Bill Stender has held his vision of a dream since 2001. ThatAca,!a,,cs the year he and two other veterans Aca,!" retired generals Grayson Tate and Bob Drolet -- committed themselves to seeing a veterans memorial built in Huntsville. Some eight years later, he and several volunteers still have that dream in sight. Yet, the dream Aca,!" although more concrete now than ever with the addition of an architectural drawing, a dedicated location and nearly $1 million in the bank Aca,!" still remains evasive. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve been a little bit disappointed in raising money. ItAca,!a,,cs a little slower than we thought,Aca,!A? Stender said, referring to the $3 million to $4 million needed to build the memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville. Aca,!A"Money is tight. The volunteers we have on our board have had to strengthen their focus on their own work because of the economy and they donAca,!a,,ct have as much time to dedicate to this project. Everybody is refocused on their own businesses.Aca,!A?

  • Road to change can be bumpy

    Jan 16, 2009

    Change is the one thing in life that is guaranteed. Our individual responses to change may vary, but in the end, we must learn to adapt to the changes coming down the road in order to navigate through them successfully. At Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, we are undergoing drastic changes with the onset of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 (BRAC).

  • BRAC Townhall Meeting draws full house

    Jan 16, 2009

    By Sept. 15, 2011, all garrison employees at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem will lose their jobs as the posts close, said Col. Deborah Grays, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, during the quarterly Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Town Hall Meeting held Jan. 8 at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Computer Corporations Sign Signal Training Agreements

    Jan 16, 2009

    Computer software corporations sign training agreements with the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon.

  • Army observes 80th birthday of Martin Luther King

    Jan 16, 2009

    Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre about to embark on a new chapter in our nationAca,!a,,cs history; one that couldnAca,!a,,ct have happened without the work Dr. King did,Aca,!A? Fort Myer Military Community Garrison Commander Col. Laura J. Richardson said Thursday at a gathering to observe the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Training Troops on Heavy Equipment

    Jan 16, 2009

    Army reservists from Tennessee, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Texas spent last week training on heavy equipment at Redstone Arsenal. Led by the 844th Engineer Battalion out of Knoxville, the training combined two military occupational specialties Aca,!" 21 Echo (heavy construction equipment operator) and 21 Juliet (general construction equipment operator) Aca,!" into one Super Echo specialty. The Army last October made the training mandatory for all Army Reserve units with Soldiers that carry a 21E or 21J specialty. Aca,!A"The engineer transformation to modularity created a number of challenges for our battalion, one of which was the merging of the 21 Echo and 21 Juliet MOSAca,!a,,cs into a single MOS, being the Super Echo, the 21 Echo,Aca,!A? 844th battalion commander Lt. Col. Adam Roth said. Aca,!A"The training that weAca,!a,,cre conducting at Redstone Arsenal facilitates everybodyAca,!a,,cs transition to the new Super Echo MOS. The training includes over eight separate pieces of equipment, including both operations and maintenance of that equipment.

  • Russell Hall Speaks

    Jan 16, 2009

    Mr. Russell Hall, IMCOM NE Region Director, visits the Detroit Arsenal

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