Archive: Jan 2009

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  • Army ROTC Cadets named Rhodes Scholars

    Jan 16, 2009

    Article on Army ROTC Cadets who were recently awarded Rhodes Scholarships. Photo of each cadet included.

  • Commanding general leaving Picatinny

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny commander Brig. Gen. William N. Phillips is being reassigned to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced Jan. 8.

  • Picatinny employees honored for improvement in hand grenade safety

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny employees Jason DeVenezia and Yusif H. Yafai were commended here in December for their work on a device that will make hand grenades safer for Soldiers to use.

  • The Old Guard rehearses

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Old Guard gets ready to to lead the inaugural parade.

  • Army.mil refresh

    Jan 16, 2009

    The refresh of the Army's official homepage will feature more streamlined videos, an expanded image gallery and better navigation menus to help users find information quickly.

  • From dropout to doctor, thanks to Army mentor

    Jan 16, 2009

    Since opening its doors in August, the Army Preparatory School has helped more than 700 new Soldiers receive their GED before entering Basic Combat Training. It has a success rate of 99.3 percent. Long before the school formally started helping Soldiers achieve their high school equivalency, leaders throughout Army history had helped individual Soldiers reach that same goal. One of those Soldiers was Tom Connelly. Today, he is a surgeon specializing in treating skin cancer. But in 1966, Connelly was a 10th-grade dropout when he entered the Army. After he completed BCT, he was sent to Vietnam where his commanding officer pushed him to finish his education.

  • Capt. Kevin Stein, commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Air

    Jan 16, 2009

    Capt. Kevin Stein, commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

  • Profile: Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Alfred Braswell

    Jan 16, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Alfred Braswell is a veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was wounded in combat in Korea and three times in Vietnam.

  • 2009 BOSS Forum brings Soldiers and leaders together

    Jan 16, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 150 Soldiers and leaders met Jan. 13-16 for the 2009 Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers at the Main Post Club Underground.

  • Chain of command displays set to change

    Jan 16, 2009

  • Yongsan troops receive New Horizons training

    Jan 16, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" American and Korean Soldiers and Civilian Employees throughout the Yongsan area participated in the 14th semiannual "New Horizons" training program Jan. 15.

  • USAG-Yongsan Podcast: Jan. 16, 2009

    Jan 15, 2009

    In this episode: Public Affairs Specialist Steven Morgan reports on the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony, winter driving, New Horizons Day and the U.S. Forces Korea Commander tours housing.

  • Yongsan volunteers shine in award ceremony

    Jan 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The call to serve is strong for 38 of Yongsan's top volunteers. More than 130 Yongsan community members packed the Community Service Building classroom Jan. 15 to pay tribute to those who give freely of their time and talents.

  • USAG-Yongsan announces Volunteer of the Quarter

    Jan 15, 2009

    Volunteer of the Quarter Ingrid Riseley (center) stands with U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall (right) and Deputy Garrison Commander Tillman D. Moses at a Community Service Building ceremony Jan. 15.

  • Garrison names Top Youth Volunteer

    Jan 15, 2009

    Youth Volunteer of the Quarter Avery Weigle (center) stands with U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall (right) and Deputy Garrison Commander Tillman D. Moses Community Service Building ceremony Jan. 15.

  • Faces of Strength: Staff Sgt. Carla Bolden

    Jan 15, 2009

    Military Police Staff Sgt. Carla Bolden is recognized as a valuable noncommissioned officer in her organization, and is nominated by her superiors for recognition during 2009, the "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer."

  • Yongsan community commemorates MLK legacy

    Jan 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The Yongsan community celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 7 at the Multipurpose Training Facility. What would have been eight days from KingAca,!a,,cs 80th birthday served as a reminder of America's past and the fortitude that secured its future.

  • Commander's Corner: Pedestrian Safety

    Jan 15, 2009

    Recently, we tragically lost one of our Yongsan community members to a pedestrian/vehicle accident off post. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family.

  • USFK commander tours Yongsan quarters

    Jan 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The senior military commander in Korea took time to visit Army housing Jan. 13 at Hannam Village and Yongsan Garrison.

  • Military bobsledders dominate 4-man event at National Championships

    Jan 15, 2009

    Army drivers swept the top three spots and an Air Force WCAP pilot finished fifth in the four-man bobsledding competition at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT's commanding general leads Redstone Arsenal town hall meeting

    Jan 15, 2009

    On Jan. 13, 2009, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell conducted a town hall meeting for the SMDC/ARSTRAT employees at Redstone Arsenal during which he presented two awards and discussed many of the CommandAca,!a,,cs accomplishments.

  • CSA praises NCOs, says two more tough years ahead

    Jan 15, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs chief of staff said Wednesday that the Year of the NCO actually consolidates two decades worth of appreciation to noncommissioned officers.

  • Some coming attractions: Start of housing construction sets the stage for 50-year plan

    Jan 15, 2009

    As Fort Jackson begins a transformation aimed at improving the quality of life for its Basic Combat Training Soldiers, a similar transformation is under way for the postAca,!a,,cs permanent party personnel and their families. Last month, a military family housing groundbreaking ceremony signaled the beginning of a 50-year privatized housing plan that officials say will ensure Fort Jackson housing occupants have the best accommodations possible. Project Director James Harper, with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs privatized housing partner, Balfour Beatty Communities, said the plan consists of various phases of demolition, construction and renovations.

  • He's been recruiting for 58 years and counting

    Jan 15, 2009

    When the Aca,!A"Old SoldierAca,!A? walks into the room wearing his starched dress blues and spit-shined regulation shoes, the natural reaction is to stop and stare. Those who have never met him can tell immediately he is Aca,!A"somebody.Aca,!A? And though his demeanor makes one want to sit up a bit straighter, his perpetually bright smile can put anyone at ease. This spirited Soldier is retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran Aca,!"Aca,!" affectionately called the Old Soldier Aca,!"Aca,!" who was honored last month as the first of two inductees into the new Recruiting and Retention School Hall of Fame. Retired Sgt. Maj. Faith E. Childers was also inducted.

  • Senior leaders, Reserve Soldiers plan support for summer surge

    Jan 15, 2009

    With more than two months left in the winter season, plans for the summer surge, when 1,500 new Initial Entry Training Soldiers a week will enter the Army through Fort Jackson, are already under way. Leaders from Fort Jackson and the U.S. Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs 98th Training Division (IET), 108th Training Command (IET) met Saturday at the Joe E. Mann Center for the Active Component/Reserve Component Conference to work out the details of mobilizing the four brigades.

  • Faces of a King

    Jan 15, 2009

    Slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King was remembered Tuesday with a crowd-pleasing performance celebrating his impact on black America.

  • Soldiers, civilians see raises

    Jan 15, 2009

    Paycheck looking a little bigger' DonAca,!a,,ct worry, it is not a fluke. All Soldiers and other federal employees should see their annual pay increases reflected in their checks this month. Aca,!A"They are done en masse and automatically show up in the January pay period,Aca,!A? said Deborah Allen, lead military pay technician. Aca,!A"(The increase) is effective on Jan. 1, so it will show up on the 15th.Aca,!A?

  • AIT platoon sergeant training shifts focus

    Jan 15, 2009

    Just as the Army transformed the Advanced Individual Training environment by phasing out drill sergeants and replacing them with platoon sergeants, training those new leaders has undergone a metamorphosis as well. Aca,!A"The two-week AIT platoon sergeant course at Victory University has undergone multiple changes since it was first introduced in November 2007 in order to meet the demands of the Army,Aca,!A? said VUAca,!a,,cs Deputy Director Jackie Ortiz.

  • Sword ceremony emphasizes NCOs role maintaining good order, discipline

    Jan 15, 2009

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

    Jan 15, 2009

    AMSA 128, 824th Transportation Company work together to complete missions

  • Educators, coaches, band instructors & business leaders learn about today's Soldiers at Arm

    Jan 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is more than a football game to highlight the top high school athletes and band members in the nation. The week of activities also includes tours and activities to introduce participants and spectators to todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and what it means to be Army Strong. In addition, more than 80 secondary and postsecondary educators, high school coaches, band instructors, and business and community leaders from across the country visited the Army Strong Zone, toured Fort Sam Houston medical facilities and viewed a demonstration by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the All-American Bowl Jan. 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Virtual reality system lets Army leaders practice integrating joint fires into operations

    Jan 15, 2009

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division held its first-ever virtual Joint-Fire, Coordination Exercise. The week-long training exercise held Jan. 12 Aca,!" 15 at the Fort Bragg Battle Command Training Center was a unique opportunity for company commanders, fire support officers, platoon leaders and forward observers from across the brigade to practice integrating fire support assets into their operations without having to fire a single real round.

  • Shinseki Promises Transformation If Confirmed to Head VA

    Jan 15, 2009

    Shinseki Promises Transformation If Confirmed to Head VA

  • Defense Department Opens Psychological Health Center

    Jan 15, 2009

    Defense Department Opens Psychological Health Center

  • Army recruiting partnership program recognizes 300th partner

    Jan 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army celebrated a milestone in its partnership with AmericaAca,!a,,cs business community by recognizing its 300th partner, Kraft Foods Global Inc., during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl pre-game festivities this month in San Antonio.

  • Army general reconnoiters Pitt injury recovery program

    Jan 15, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek meets with Dr. Rory Cooper of UPMC to discuss the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at Pitt.

  • Sustainment Soldiers work to keep in shape, even while pregnant

    Jan 15, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Normally, there arenAca,!a,,ct a whole lot of pregnant Soldiers in a given company at any one time, and that can make it difficult for pregnant Soldiers to stay physically fit during their pregnancy.

  • 15th SB Soldiers learn how to get out of debt and make money

    Jan 15, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" 15th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers learned how to take control of their personal finances in a class at the Phantom Warrior Center here, Jan. 8.

  • Iraqi School welcomes Sustainers to start the "Read Iraq" Program

    Jan 15, 2009

    The "Read Iraq" program is a CMO project which places volunteer Soldiers, assisted by interpreters, in Iraqi school rooms to read childrenAca,!a,,cs stories. The students are learning English as a second language. The children learn how to pronounce words correctly and about Western culture. Al Ashyabb is the first school to take advantage of the program in southern Iraq. The program is an initative of the 287th Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Sustainment Command.

  • Preparing for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2009

    Senior Le'Shaunda Hardy practices rifle drill Tuesday near Washington Hall with other cadets chosen to represent the U.S. Military Academy and West Point during Barack Obama's inauguration parade Tuesday in Washington.

  • Task Force Prepares for Horn of Africa Mission

    Jan 15, 2009

    SUFFOLK, Va. - Leaders preparing to deploy to Djibouti next month are getting a sense of the challenges they will face as the next headquarters staff at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa during a realistic training exercise at U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Warfighting Center.

  • Saving Soldiers' lives

    Jan 15, 2009

    Photo of a Cadet donating blood during the Armed Services Blood drive at West Point.

  • Long Knives, Romanians get fired up at range

    Jan 15, 2009

    COB ADDER, Iraq Aca,!" The sounds of artillery rounds and various exploding projectiles could be heard miles away from the Bardia Firing Range Jan. 3.

  • Wounded Soldier recognized for sacrifice, choice

    Jan 15, 2009

    Bonds of fellowship forged in combat, a desire to lead, and eagerness to continue serving despite tremendous odds, gives Spc. Christopher York an inner strength to endure much hardship. It gives him the strength of character and push that optimizes the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs motif -- Army Strong! On Dec. 15, 2007, York and several of his platoon members were on a patrol in Iraq as members of the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kan. An explosive-formed projectile tore through his HMMWV while on the patrol and changed his life forever. Neither the three Soldiers, nor the Iraqi interpreter, in the truck were left unharmed.

  • Hail and farewell to helicopters

    Jan 15, 2009

    West Point welcomes the arrival of two Lakota helicopters to its fleet. The Lakotas are replacing the Iroquois helicopters and will be used to transport West Point leaders and visitors.

  • Cadets seek solution to equipment issues

    Jan 15, 2009

    The senior enlisted advisor at Army Material Command visited West Point to discuss Cadet projects the Cadet teams will enter in the Soldier Design Competition.

  • West Point NCO responsible for cadet drill

    Jan 15, 2009

    Article and photo of the NCO-in-charge of drill and ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The NCO is working with the team of Cadets that will be marching in the Inaugural Parade.

  • U.S.A.P.T COMMAND AND STAFF ATTEND USS BUSH COMMISSIONING

    Jan 15, 2009

    Members of the U.S.A.P.T. (Golden Knights) attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

  • Education, faith cornerstone of King's accomplishments

    Jan 15, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Martin Luther King, Jr. said, Aca,!A"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.Aca,!A?

  • Garry Owen Battalion holds NCO induction

    Jan 15, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq Aca,!" Twenty three of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest Non-Commissioned Officers took part in a traditional ceremony here Jan. 4.

  • Strong Beginnings Pre-K: Pilot program prepares youths for kindergarten

    Jan 15, 2009

    New Installation Management Command-Europe Child, Youth and School Services pilot program prepares youths for kindergarten.

  • Fort Myer CDC dedication

    Jan 15, 2009

    Fort Myer dedicates its Child Development Center to Gen. (ret.) Richard and Vicky Cody.

  • Presidential inauguration howitzer-style

    Jan 15, 2009

    The Old Guard rehearsed their Presidential Salute Gun Battery to welcome the new Commander in Chief.

  • Task Force Panther

    Jan 15, 2009

    American forces train in Bulgaria.

  • Guard readies record inaugural support

    Jan 15, 2009

    More than 10,000 National Guard troops will support the 56th Presidential Inauguration, the GuardAca,!a,,cs largest contribution to an inauguration in its 372-year history.

  • Jan. 5, 2009 - Nominative SGM Conference remarks

    Jan 15, 2009

    Gen. George William Casey, Jr. remarks at the Nominative SGM Conference Jan. 5, 2009, at Fort Bliss.

  • Dec. 8, 2008 - TRADOC Change of Command/Gen. Wallace Retirement

    Jan 15, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George William Casey, Jr. speaks at the TRADOC Change of Command/Gen. Wallace Retirement, Dec. 8, 2008.

  • Family time

    Jan 15, 2009

    Pfc. Anthony Williams, a Cliffwood, N.J., native and truck driver with the 154th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, feeds his 4-month-old daughter with his wife during a deployment ceremony Dec. 31, 2008, on Fort Hood, Texas. Williams and about 450 Soldiers from the 180th deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan during the closing days of 2008.

  • Retired Gen. Erik K. Shinseki, President-elect Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of

    Jan 15, 2009

    Retired Gen. Erik K. Shinseki, President-elect Barack ObamaAca,!a,,cs nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Return of Leighton Barracks to German authorities marks the end of U.S. Army presence in Wuerzburg

    Jan 15, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" (Jan. 15, 2009) "Well, I got here in '79." A little farther down the line, in the back of the crowd, another voice was heard reminiscing. "More than 50 years ago..." These two storytellers were among the last to walk the snowy ground on Leighton Barracks in Wuerzburg, Germany, as the Army returned the installation to German authorities, Jan. 14. A brief ceremony marked the end of a relationship with the city of Wuerzburg and its surrounding communities that began in the closing days of World War II.

  • Job-seekers benefit from ACS programs in Germany

    Jan 15, 2009

    The Army Community ServiceAca,!a,,cs Employment Readiness Program offers job seekers information and referral services when it comes to employment, training, transitions and volunteer opportunities in the local area.

  • Army Europe Libraries launches user-focused Web site

    Jan 15, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" These days, people are so busy they often donAca,!a,,ct have time for many things they enjoyed in the past, such as visiting a library.

  • For the good of Soldiers: SFAC takes care of wounded warriors

    Jan 15, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Army Family Covenant-sponsored Soldier and Family Assistance Center is designed to take care of warriors in transition. And as the SFAC coordinator for the military communities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Stuttgart, Dennis Menard is responsible for coordinating the SFAC budget, staffing, resources, transportation and a host of other things for the warriors in transition who come through the centers.

  • 536th Maintenance Company Returns from 12-month Iraq Deployment

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers from the 536th Maintenance Company were welcomed home Jan. 10 following a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Soldiers of the company played a vital role in vehicle upkeep as the only direct-support maintenance company on Camp Taji, Iraq, located approximately 10 miles north of Baghdad. Additionally, the Soldiers of the unit also provided convoy security and worked with the Iraqi military providing them maintenance and supply assistance and training.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 350 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade formally said goodbye to their families and friends during a deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later this month the Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to begin a 12-month rotation and assume responsibility for the Joint Logistics Command.

  • Maintainers keep 1st Air Cav. in air

    Jan 14, 2009

  • Texas A&M mourns Black Hawk casualty

    Jan 14, 2009

    Media trucks, emergency and military vehicles still line the perimeter roads around Duncan Field at Texas A&M University following the crash of a Texas Army National Guard UH-60 at about 3 p.m. Monday, killing one and injuring five.

  • Personal apologies

    Jan 14, 2009

    Army apologizes to family members of fallen Soldiers after a letter error.

  • Pilot program helps streamline disability evaluation process

    Jan 14, 2009

    Pilot program helps streamline disability evaluation process

  • Preventing deer ticks

    Jan 14, 2009

    Fort Gordon protects soldiers by cutting its tick population.

  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Life Lessons Shape Iraq War Veteran

    Jan 14, 2009

    Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green-Byrd prides herself on taking Aca,!A"the road less traveledAca,!A? Aca,!" a road that took a fateful turn when she lost her left arm in Iraq

  • Crossroads requires Watervliet transformation

    Jan 14, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The ArmyAca,!a,,cs cannon factory in upstate New York is at a crossroad, but some might say that it has been at one crossroad or another for nearly 200 years. The view at this crossroad, however, may never have been clearer. The Watervliet Arsenal will continue to improve its core mission, which is to produce the finest military hardware for cannon, artillery, and mortar systems, but will do so by creating an Arsenal that will be known as much for its high-technology park as it is for its cannon factory, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander

  • Biden, Graham meet local Kirkuk Province political officials

    Jan 14, 2009

    Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, U.S vice president-elect, met and spoke with local Kirkuk Provincial officials in his role as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a visit to Kirkuk, Iraq, Jan. 13. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined him along with military commanders from Multi-National Corps-Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karla P. Elliott, 11th Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Defense Department, VA Host Suicide Prevention Conference

    Jan 14, 2009

    Defense Department, VA Host Suicide Prevention Conference

  • Disability system pilot planned for Fort Carson

    Jan 14, 2009

    Pilot program for transitioning seriously wounded Soldiers to start at Fort Carson.

  • Fort Carson NCOs, Soldiers give back to the community

    Jan 14, 2009

    Fort Carson NCOs and Soldiers prepared and served Christmas dinners to those in need in the Colorado Springs area.

  • Another chapter closes in U.S., German partnership

    Jan 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- In a ceremony Jan. 14, the U.S. Army returned Leighton Barracks in Wuerzburg, Germany, to the host nation, marking the end of a relationship that began in the closing days of World War II.

  • Russell Hall speaks at Detroit Arsenal

    Jan 14, 2009

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

  • Benelux Military Retirees: 'integral part of local tapestry'

    Jan 14, 2009

    ChiAfA..vres Air Base, Belgium Aca,!" Bill Lilja was among the first U.S. Soldiers in Belgium since NATO moved its headquarters to Brussels from outside Paris in 1967 and retired as a sergeant first class out of ChiAfA..vres in 1980. While he enjoys a laugh recalling free presidential food, itAca,!a,,cs his vivid memories of volunteering as Santa Claus each December for nearly 25 years at the Belgian orphanage Aca,!A"La FermetteAca,!A? in Ath that pause him.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jan 14, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

  • Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps prepares for inauguration

    Jan 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" The largest U.S. Army fife and drum corps ever assembled will take part in President-elect Barack ObamaAca,!a,,cs inauguration Jan. 20.

  • Civilian agency honors Ansbach for Soldier support

    Jan 14, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" People took notice when the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach military community came together to show its love and support for its deployed Soldiers

  • Officials outline penalties for fuel card users who exceed ration limits in Europe

    Jan 14, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany Aca,!" The recently introduced Army and Air Force Exchange Service fuel card system eliminates the need for authorized U.S. personnel in Europe to buy and fill out gas coupons for their fuel purchases. Officials with the U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal said the automated features of the system also make it much easier for customs investigators to check when people pump gas without authorization or go over their fuel ration limit.

  • 1st Armored Division commander announces operation expected to bring more than $2 million in improve

    Jan 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 14, 2009) -- The commander of Task Force 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, announced the start of a mission that is expected to bring more than $2 million in funding for school refurbishment, expansion of the Bawi Canal, construction of the Kanassa windmills and micro-grants for small businesses in the Salman Pak area southeast of Baghdad. Lt. Col. Michael Shrout announced the program, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Iron Gator,Aca,!A? during the ground breaking for improvements to the MadaAca,!a,,cin High School, Jan. 8. Brigade officials said the program is intended to improve the infrastructure and quality of life in Salman Pak while building the capacity of the government agencies that operate and maintain schools and other public facilities. Funding for the projects comes from the Commanders Emergency Relief Program.

  • Shades of Green, Disney partner to make vacations affordable for military

    Jan 13, 2009

    Shades of Green is a resort hotel, located on Walt Disney World Resort, available exclusively to servicemembers, retirees, DoD civilians and their family members.

  • Ambassador visits Long Knives

    Jan 13, 2009

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 13, 2009

    The Army accepted the first six of 4,000 "neighborhood electric vehicles" during a ceremony Jan. 12 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • First Team troops head back to Iraq as deployment flights continue

    Jan 13, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" As more main body flights departed Fort Hood this past week, the 1st Cavalry Division continued moving closer to its goal of having all of its brigadesAca,!a,,c boots on the ground in Iraq.

  • Work resumes as holidays end

    Jan 13, 2009

  • ABOUT SMDC/ARSTRAT

    Jan 13, 2009

  • Air Cav hitches ride

    Jan 13, 2009

  • Crew chief assists in crash rescue

    Jan 13, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Ryan Frushour does not consider himself a hero. He did what he says anyone would have done.

  • U.S. Africa Command Website Hosts Interactive Map of Africa

    Jan 13, 2009

    Serving as a public source of Africa-related information, the U.S. Africa Command website, updated daily, hosts the latest news and updates on command activities and initiatives.

  • 2009 Nominative CSM Conference Photo

    Jan 13, 2009

  • Air Cav launches for training exercise

    Jan 13, 2009

    the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade prepares for a month long rotation to Fort Irwin, California at the National Training Center.

  • Ugandan Army exercise

    Jan 13, 2009

    Spc. Brian Seney with the 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), deployed from Ft. Myer, Va., instructs members of the Uganda PeopleAfaEURcs Defence Force on the S.A.L.U.T.E. method of reporting prior to a squad competition at Forward Operating Location Kasenyi, Uganda, April 1, 2008. The UPDF soldiers are training with members of the The Old Guard during a 16- week course designed to enhance basic infantry skills among the force. The Army soldiers are part of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. One key part of the CJTF-HOA mission is to help Africans solve AfricaAfaEURcs challenges. The squad competition gave UPDF soldiers an opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned in the 16-week course.

  • AFRICOM kicks off first exercise

    Jan 13, 2009

    BAMAKO, Mali - Lt. Col. Jay Conners, commander of the forward deployed element of the Joint Special Operations Task Force (Trans-Sahara), greets Senegalese soldiers who recently arrived in Bamako, Mali to participate in FLINTLOCK on Nov. 3, 2008. The three-day exercise, which includes participation of key European nations, is designed to build relationships and capacity among security forces throughout the Trans-Saharan region of Africa and is the first exercise for USAFRICOM since its creation on Oct. 1, 2008.

  • SETAF assumes new mission as Army AFRICOM component

    Jan 13, 2009

    CASERMA EDERLE, Vicenza, Italy Aca,!" During the Southern European Task Force Transformation Ceremony today, SETAF cased its old colors, ending the airborne chapter of its history, and uncased its new colors, signifying assumption of a new mission Aca,!" serving as the Army component in support of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Surgeon General visits SETAF, WTU Soldiers

    Jan 13, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - The Army Surgeon General met with the leadership of Southern European Task Force (SETAF) and visited Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit during a Dec. 17 visit to Caserma Ederle.

  • Army holiday donations help Vicenza'a African immigrants

    Jan 13, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Sgt. Sergio Carrillo drove his big blue van loaded with food through the narrow gates of Caritas, a Catholic charity that helps VicenzaAca,!a,,cs neediest people.

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