Archive: Jan 2009

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  • Lion Focus: Training for Africa

    Jan 13, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Soldiers from SETAF-U.S Army Africa spent the first weeks of 2009 preparing for upcoming missions to Africa.

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot police officers cited for A+ performance

    Jan 13, 2009

    Two police officers earned honors recognition at Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Academy, Md.

  • JFCOM begins "Unified Endeavor' with SETAF's 'Lion Focus'

    Jan 13, 2009

    U.S. Joint Forces Command started a mission rehearsal exercise at the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Va., Jan. 10, to prepare a joint task force headquarters to assume responsibility for operations in the Horn of Africa.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - The Welding Branch

    Jan 13, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" The Welding BranchAca,!a,,cs 18 employees weld fabricated components supporting several missions -- Blue Force Tracking, Power Distribution Illumination systems, electronic shelters and vans, Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Brackets, large antennas for communications systems, and housings for missile control subsystems. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support DirectorateAca,!a,,cs Industrial Services Division. Branch personnel use state-of-the-art equipment such as welding machines, handcutting and brazing torches, plasma cutting machines, and a modular fixturing table to work on thousands of components annually. Each welding booth is equipped with an air flow system to remove harmful fumes and dust from the work area. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Former CJCS portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Jan 13, 2009

    The portrait of a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was unveiled Jan. 13 during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Scope of logistics mission extends from NEPA mountains to warzone

    Jan 13, 2009

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs ability to make on-site repairs to communications-electronics equipment extends the scope of its maintenance and logistics mission from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the deserts of Southwest Asia.

  • AMC program teaches directors, managers new ways to do business

    Jan 13, 2009

    Tobyhanna senior leaders are discovering new ways to improve business processes with the help of an Army Materiel Command executive development program.

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • Firefinder processor tests successful - Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipme

    Jan 13, 2009

    Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipment. Testing conducted here last month may soon give warfighters even more reliable Firefinder radar systems.

  • Year of the NCO

    Jan 13, 2009

    Celebrating the Year of the NCO from the perspective of the backbone of the Army.

  • Suicide prevention conference addresses mental illness stigma

    Jan 13, 2009

    A staff sergeant who had lost Soldiers in the war zone was called a coward, a wimp and a wuss from a leader when he mentioned he might need psychological help. It is this type of stigma from toxic leadership that can kill and that is being examined by scientists, clinicians and specialists in an attempt to eliminate it.

  • Army Launches "Year of the NCO" Observance

    Jan 13, 2009

    With more than 200 years of service, the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps has distinguished itself as the world's most accomplished group of military professionals. In recognition of AmericaAca,!a,,cs sergeantsAca,!a,,c commitment to service and willingness to make great sacrifices on behalf of our Nation, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren established 2009 as "The Year of the NCO."

  • Prosthetics

    Jan 13, 2009

    2008 Year in Review: Crystal Park heads to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to learn more about the advancements in prosthetics.

  • Air Cav prepares equipment for NTC

    Jan 13, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gear up for a month-long rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. at the Division Rapid Reaction Field and railhead yard, Jan. 7.

  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Jan 13, 2009

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Shulla shop

    Jan 13, 2009

    1st Lt. Matthew Valkovic, front, along with an interpreter, meet with a local shop owner in the Shulla neighborhood of northwest Baghdad, Jan. 8, 2009. Valkovic is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

  • New combat outpost sees quick progress in southern Afghanistan

    Jan 13, 2009

    Soldiers are seeing positive results from their increased presence at the newly built Combat Outpost Terminator in the Maywand district of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Kandahar province.

  • India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S.

    Jan 12, 2009

    India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon, Indian Army director of general military operations 7 JAN 09

  • Rock Island Arsenal New Year's reception

    Jan 12, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, hosts New Year's reception at historic Quarters One.

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 12, 2009

    The first six "neighborhood electric vehicles" were delivered to the Army Jan. 12 during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va. The ceremonial delivery of the NEVs, which are entirely electric powered, represents the beginning of a leasing action by the Army to obtain more than 4,000 of the vehicles. The use of NEVs by the Army is part of its comprehensive and far-reaching energy security initiative to ease its dependence on fossil fuels. As part of that initiative, the service will be leveraging electric vehicles and other technologies that exist today, as well as exploring emerging technologies.

  • Fort McCoy to commemorate 100 years of service in 2009

    Jan 12, 2009

    Fort McCoy 100th anniversary commemoration

  • SMA: "NCOs, the glue that holds the Army together"

    Jan 12, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer is the glue that has held the Army together over the last eight years, said the ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted advisor.

  • Snowboarding at Fort McCoy

    Jan 12, 2009

    Snowboarding at Fort McCoy

  • Sponsorship program offered at Fort McCoy

    Jan 12, 2009

    Sponsorship progam

  • 2009--The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer

    Jan 12, 2009

    In recognition of their commitment to service and willingness to make great sacrifices on behalf of our Nation, Secretary of the Army established 2009 as Aca,!A"Year of the NCO.Aca,!A?

  • Army announces historic electric vehicle lease

    Jan 12, 2009

    In what is the single largest acquisition of its kind ever, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced today that the Army plans to lease thousands of neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).

  • Army looking at future of aviation

    Jan 12, 2009

    Army aviation resourcing is on track to meet the challenges of prolonged, 21st century combat, said two of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top program and acquisition officials at the Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Army Aviation Symposium Friday.

  • Arming the Army, John M. Browning

    Jan 12, 2009

    Aca,!A"Pater Artium NecessitasAca,!A?: Necessity is the Father of Invention.

  • Army.mil gets facelift in new year

    Jan 12, 2009

    The official Web site of the United States Army began sporting a new look Jan 16. The new site features a graphic redesign, a new "subdued" color palette, and a downplaying of page graphic elements so user focus will be on content and not flashy graphics. Billed as a "refresh" of the "official homepage of the United States Army," the newly designed Army.mil is more than just a change to the look and feel of the site, however.

  • Moving the military in the Land of the Midnight Sun

    Jan 12, 2009

    The 599th Transportation Group's four-person Alaska Detachment carries out the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's mission in extreme conditions, handling all the surface movements for Alaska's growing military presence.

  • USAG Benelux Remains Committed to Army Family Covenant

    Jan 12, 2009

    USAG BENELUX, BelgiumAca,!"Oct. 26, 2007, was a day that forever changed the Army. It was a day when leaders looked beyond the mission of winning AmericaAca,!a,,cs wars on battlefields around the world to a future that embraced the Families who support Soldiers and who support the Army. More than a year later, the Army and the USAG Benelux remain committed to that mission.

  • Army's Best: USAG Benelux Takes Top Honors in 2008

    Jan 12, 2009

    In 2008, USAG Benelux was among the ArmyAca,!a,,cs best at caring for military families, single soldiers and the civilian workforce. With honors like the 2008 Army Community Service Installation of Excellence and 2008 Outstanding Garrison Recreation Program, the Benelux has expanded opportunities for not only U.S. Soldiers and Families but for all U.S. Servicemembers and NATO allies who are in need of support within the Benelux communities, proving its dedication to the Army Family Covenant.

  • Train as you fight

    Jan 12, 2009

    A new Army Field Manual reflects changes in the way we fight.

  • USO tour

    Jan 12, 2009

    Entertainers perform for deployed Troops.

  • Understanding traumatic brain injury

    Jan 12, 2009

    Hundreds of U.S. troops are suffering from traumatic brain injuries caused by war. Neurologists say anyone serving in a combat zone is at risk of severe neurological disorders without suffering a scratch. Michelle Michael shows us how bomb blasts are affecting troops long after battle.

  • Ansbach ceremony welcomes new 12th Combat Aviation Brigade commander

    Jan 12, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany (Jan. 12, 2009) -- Col. Robert C. Doerer accepted command of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as the Aca,!A"Griffin Brigade,Aca,!A? in a change of command ceremony at Katterbach Army Airfield here, Jan. 9. Doerer assumed command from Col. Timothy J. Edens, who served as commander of 12th CAB for just more than three and a half years. Aca,!A"Please know if you wore or wear the Griffin patch, or worked for U.S. Army Garrison AnsbachAca,!a,,cs medical clinics or dental clinics, outstanding aviation and ground maintenance contractor teams and all the civilian agencies on Katterbach and Storck Barracks, you were and are a part of the greatest unit and command I have had the privilege to be a member of,Aca,!A? said Edens.

  • 101st Soldiers unfurl flag at NFL Playoff game

    Jan 12, 2009

    Nashville, TN - Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) unfurled the U.S. flag during pregame and half time events during the Jan. 10, 2009 NFL Regional Playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens. Many of the Soldiers have just returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The half time show paid tribute to all the Armed Forces. Fort Campbell has long had a strong relationship with the Titans, and Soldiers are often honored at home games.

  • APFRI opens new CGSC satellite facility

    Jan 12, 2009

    A strong body and mind are vital to make any leader successful, no matter what level. That was the message as the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute celebrated the opening of their new $1 million satellite facility at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Army wife credits experiences, opportunities provided by military life

    Jan 12, 2009

    Rosella Glenn doesnAca,!a,,ct live like most Army wives. She wakes up in the morning, takes a walk and chats with farmers and villagers at the local bazaar in Tajik, Uzbek and Russian.

  • The Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Reuben Jones

    Jan 12, 2009

    The Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Reuben Jones

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2009

    Robotics, communications electronics, sensors, simulators and the latest battlefield cuisine brought the message of strength through technology to a New YearAca,!a,,cs weekend event best know for its focus on the physical characteristics of strength. High technology exhibits from the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Research Development and Engineering Command took center stage for the thousands who came through the Army Strong Zone, the display-filled parking lot of the Alamo Bowl football stadium.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - NCO Spotlight

    Jan 12, 2009

    One of the Army's "Best Warriors" arrived back in Kuwait last week, rejoining the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade as the Command Post Node Team Chief for Company A.

  • How Brussels Grows Young Readers

    Jan 12, 2009

    BRUSSELS, BelgiumAca,!"Librarians have a vested interest in promoting literacy, and USAG Brussels librarian Linda Seibl is no exception. She was delighted, when, in January of 2008, a community member showed up in the garrison library and offered, as a volunteer, to run a youth reading program. Michelle Rothbauer launched a program in mid-February with a Aca,!A"Make and Take a CraftAca,!A? promotion that has developed many young readers.

  • Vice President elect visits U.S., Afghan leaders in Afghanistan

    Jan 12, 2009

    Vice President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday to meet with Afghan and U.S. military leaders and thank deployed U.S. troops serving there for their service.

  • Vermont guardsman crashes truck, then wins bobsled event

    Jan 12, 2009

    Despite rolling his truck on a snowy road while driving to the 2009 U.S. National Bobsled Championships on Jan. 3, Pfc. John Napier of the Vermont National Guard won the two-man crown at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • Servicemembers rehearse for upcoming presidential inauguration

    Jan 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" From providing musical performances to acting as key personnel during the swearing-in process, hundreds of servicemembers were on hand Sunday morning around the nationAca,!a,,cs Capitol to support the 56th presidential inaugural rehearsal.

  • Recycling: Key to not throwing money away

    Jan 12, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Some people are throwing U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach money away, significantly impacting installation programs and improvements that could be made with those dollars.

  • Kaiserslautern first to host 'I. A.M. Strong' in Europe

    Jan 12, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Intervene, Act and Motivate stand for more than just the acronym in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs I. A.M. Strong campaign to combat sexual assaults and sexual harassment.

  • Ambassadors of Hollywood Visit COB Speicher

    Jan 11, 2009

    The Ambassadors of Hollywood come from backgrounds ranging from professional acting to reality television and beauty contests.

  • Brig. Gen. Reuben Jones explains letter error (video)

    Jan 10, 2009

    BG Jones explains letter error (video)

  • TRADOC Commander Celebrates ACS Birthday

    Jan 9, 2009

    TRADOC's Commanding General joins Army Community Service birthday celebration at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • SMA: 'NCOs, the glue that holds the Army together'

    Jan 9, 2009

    During a presentation at the Pentagon recently, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston discussed the contributions of the noncommissioned officer to the Army mission and why the service has named 2009, the year of the NCO.

  • Accessions Command introduces new Army spouse DVD

    Jan 9, 2009

    If the transition to Army life is challenging for a new recruit, imagine what it's like for the young military spouse who dives into that world without the benefit of initial entry training or easy access to a cadre of subject matter experts.

  • Introducing SCoE

    Jan 9, 2009

    Nearly 18 months after its groundbreaking, the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters was officially recognized with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 9 as Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs first completed Base Realignment and Closure project.

  • USAG Hawaii: 2008 Year in Review

    Jan 9, 2009

    Deployments, increased support for Soldiers and families made 2008 a year to remember for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • 'Black Jack' Brigade prepares for Iraq by spending time in Kuwait

    Jan 9, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"main bodyAca,!A? arrived at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on Jan. 7.

  • Cheers from the North Pole

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 130 Soldiers and family members celebrated the holidays at the Single Soldier Christmas Eve party, Dec. 24, at the Tropics Recreation Center. Attendees participated in casino games, won over $2,000 in prizes, including a 47-inch high definition television, and enjoyed a catered Hawaiian meal.

  • The joys (and woes) of pet ownership

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The term Aca,!A"man's best friend" brings to mind companionship and unconditional love. A pet can walk with you, listen when you need to vent, and provide safety for your family and home.

  • Children create storybooks, become novelists at library

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"My alien has one big eye, purple spaghetti hair and octopus legs,Aca,!A? explained 9-year-old Marli Flores. She then began to draw the main character on the cover of her newly written masterpiece at the Sgt. Yano Library, recently.

  • 2-25th Blackhawks "Fly Over" 2009 PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship

    Jan 9, 2009

    Pilots and air crew assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a Aca,!A"Fly OverAca,!A? with three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters up the first fairway of The Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, during Opening Ceremonies of the PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship, Maui, Hawaii, Jan. 8.

  • Laud 'noncom' commitment in 2009: Year of the NCO

    Jan 9, 2009

    It is an honor for me to dedicate my first column of 2009 to celebrating and honoring the ArmyAca,!a,,cs professional NCO tradition as we kick off Aca,!A"The Year of the NCOAca,!A? at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced 2009 would be Aca,!A"The Year of The Noncommissioned OfficerAca,!A? during the 2008 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition. Aca,!A"At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas, youAca,!a,,cll find a noncommissioned officer,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"They know their mission, they know their equipment, but most importantly, they know their Soldiers.Aca,!A?

  • E-cycle: recycling center accepts electronic waste

    Jan 9, 2009

    Like in-laws at holiday parties, old electronics sitting in landfills can overstay their welcome. To give Mother Nature some reprieve from these pesky guests, the Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Office will hold an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling drive Jan. 12 through Jan. 16, 2009 on Fort McPherson, Ga. and Fort Gillem, Ga.

  • Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion Complex Ground-breaking ceremony

    Jan 9, 2009

    Ground-breaking ceremony planned

  • Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

    Jan 9, 2009

    Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

  • "UFC® Fight for the Troops" Raises Over $4 Million for Fallen Heroes Fund

    Jan 9, 2009

    "UFCA,A(R) Fight for the Troops" Raises Over $4 Million for Fallen Heroes Fund

  • Wounded Warriors, Other Gates Priorities to Continue in Next Administration

    Jan 9, 2009

    Wounded Warriors, Other Gates Priorities to Continue in Next Administration

  • VA Assisting Veterans with Health Care Costs

    Jan 9, 2009

    VA Assisting Veterans with Health Care Costs

  • Long Road To Recovery For Wounded Warrior

    Jan 9, 2009

    Sitting on the 30-yard line in San AntonioAca,!a,,cs Alamodome during the U.S. Army All American Ball, Spc. Lawrence Guerro is a long way from the place that brought him here to San Antonio. In 2006, Guerro, a Native American, came to San Antonio from Magdalena, a small historic old west village, located in New Mexico, by way of Baghdad, Iraq. While serving in Iraq he was wounded in action when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb during a ground convoy just outside of Camp Striker.

  • 500th Military Intelligence Brigade honored by Hawaii and Waialua

    Jan 9, 2009

    The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade was presented a Proclamation by the 46th District of Hawaii for their dedicated involvement with the School Partnership Program with Waialua High and Intermediate School.

  • Eagles cheerleader, Army ROTC Cadet attends All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2009

    Eagles Cheerleader, Army ROTC cadet attends All-American Bowl.

  • Best of Fort Lee's DFACs Awarded

    Jan 9, 2009

    For the next year, the Roy L. Morrow Consolidated Dining Facility will be known as Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs best dining facility. Dining Facility 3002, which serves meals to approximately 800 hungry patrons three times a day, won Best Dining Facility of the Year for fiscal year 2008 in the Commanding GeneralAca,!a,,cs Best Facility Awards Program. Four other recipients (best dining facility manager, installation best cook, best food service worker and best facility attendant) were also named.

  • Army apologizes for misprinted letters

    Jan 9, 2009

    The Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Reuben Jones, joined bloggers and on-line journalists Jan. 8, to discuss the error on some 7,000 letters sent to family members who lost Soldiers in the war on terror.

  • Best chow in the Army

    Jan 9, 2009

    For the first time in the 41-year history of the Phillip A. Connelly Awards for Excellence in Army Food Service, a Fort Jackson dining facility will take home the Connelly Cup. The 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment DFAC will be honored as the best large garrison DFAC Army-wide at a ceremony April 4 in Atlanta. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs like the Super Bowl, so you know IAca,!a,,cm feeling very good,Aca,!A? said Barbara Johnson, the facilityAca,!a,,cs manager. Aca,!A"It was just amazing that we had the opportunity to run and compete Aca,!"Aca,!" and the fact that we represented Fort Jackson.Aca,!A?

  • MLK Day luncheon speaker has a dream also

    Jan 9, 2009

    When Thelma K. Gibson thinks back to Aug. 28, 1963, one thing that stands out is the heat. A high school student at the time, she recalls being one of the few young people who traveled the almost 500 miles from Columbia to Washington by bus. And she remembers that the thousands gathered that day formed a sort of jovial atmosphere Aca,!"Aca,!" Aca,!A"It was almost like a picnic,Aca,!A? she recalls Aca,!"Aca,!" until Aca,!A"heAca,!A? began to speak.

  • Post facelift starts with barracks

    Jan 9, 2009

    Despite the economic turndown, Fort Jackson officials are expecting a building boom that will change the face of the installation in the coming years. Construction is already under way for the Armed Forces Chaplaincy School, the new consolidated Drill Sergeant School and a new hotel, but that is only the beginning. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre looking at ... unprecedented growth here at Fort Jackson, probably along the lines of the initial construction that built Fort Jackson,Aca,!A? said Josef Hallatschek, the installationAca,!a,,cs master planning division chief. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cll take several years for us to get to where we want to be, but I would say over the next eight years, thereAca,!a,,cs just a tremendous amount of construction coming here.Aca,!A?

  • VTCs reunite 'Hearts Apart' for the holidays

    Jan 9, 2009

    In a perfect world, Maj. Jason Perez would have been home Christmas morning, watching his two young sons unwrap their presents and enjoying time with his family. But this year, Perez spent the holidays at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he is in the final months of a one-year deployment with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky. Yet, thanks to a joint effort between Army Community Service and the Directorate of Information Management, PerezAca,!a,,cs sons Matthew, 3, and Alex, 6, were able to share some of the holiday spirit with their father during a video teleconference Dec. 30.

  • Warrior Leaders course

    Jan 9, 2009

    In Korea, NCOs train with the Warrior Leaders course.

  • Fort Jackson welcomes back Soldiers

    Jan 9, 2009

    On Jan. 2, the temperature in Daytona Beach, Fla. was 70 degrees. In Manati, Puerto Rico, it was a balmy 83 degrees. Those warm, beach climates were a far cry from the 41 degrees that it was here when Pvt. Sean Whitfield and Pfc. Efrain Cruz, both Soldiers with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, arrived at the MG Robert B. Solomon Center last week signaling the end of Block Leave.

  • Preventing deer ticks

    Jan 9, 2009

    Fort Gordon's Pest Control Team protects Soldiers by cutting its tick population.

  • Year of the NCO

    Jan 9, 2009

    Senior leaders kick off the Year of the NCO in Fort Bliss, TX.

  • Warrior Leaders course

    Jan 9, 2009

    In Korea, NCOs train with the Warrior Leaders course.

  • 49th Missile Defense Battalion Soldier participates in the Winter Biathlon Championships

    Jan 9, 2009

    SFC Lauren Kostoff, an active duty Soldier with the 49th Missile Defense BN, was selected by NGB Sports office to represent the USA National Guard Biathlon Program to compete in both The 2008 Argentine International Mountain Troop Competition and the Military Ski Biathlon International Championship in Chile.

  • Witness to King's assassination speaks to Anniston Army Depot

    Jan 9, 2009

    Most pioneers are not around long enough to walk the trails theyAca,!a,,cve blazed, but that doesnAca,!a,,ct mean anyone should stop dreaming. That is what Rev. Samuel Aca,!A"BillyAca,!A? Kyles told a group of Anniston Army Depot employees Jan. 6 during an event held in the east industrial area by the Equal Employment Opportunity Office in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Annual energy consumption down at Anniston

    Jan 9, 2009

    Workers at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., are using less energy these days. Ongoing energy conservation projects and a sustainable culture have put the depot on a path to reduce its energy consumption through the use of Ground Coupled Heat Pump systems.

  • Training, UAVs, key to Army aviation in the field

    Jan 9, 2009

    Army aviation commanders discussed the importance of continual training and the value of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field at the Association of the United States Army's Aviation Symposium and Exposition Jan. 8.

  • Career Counselors keep Army 'strong'

    Jan 9, 2009

    (One Soldier + desired duty station + bonus) X (happiness of the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Family members) = job satisfaction for a career counselor. While it may not be an equation one would find in a math textbook, solving these equations is a daily activity for the combat multiplying Army career counselors.

  • "Sustainers" honor fallen New York heroes in transfer

    Jan 9, 2009

    Guests of the outgoing 962nd Ordnance Company and incoming 24th Ordnance DetachmentAca,!a,,cs Transfer of Authority (TOA) Ceremony witnessed special transfer of authority on Jan. 6. The 962nd Ord. Co. transferred two flags, the U.S. Flag and the New York Fire Department flag flown at the World Trade CenterAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Ground Zero,Aca,!A? to the 157th Combat Service Support Battalion, the 24th Ord. Det.Aca,!a,,cs parent unit.

  • Army Announces $1.3 billion housing agreement in Korea

    Jan 9, 2009

  • President-Elect Barack Obama

    Jan 9, 2009

    President-Elect Barack Obama

  • Helicopter crew dodges bullets, earn combat awards

    Jan 9, 2009

    LANDSTUHL, Germany Aca,!" The right side of the helicopter, where Sgt. Ian Barlet was keeping his eyes on the ground, drew most of the fire that early evening on Jan. 19, 2007 in Iraq when a flight crew from Charlie Company (Air Ambulance) of the 214th Aviation Regiment was trying to evacuate three wounded Marines.

  • Aviation units transfer authority in northeastern Afghanistan

    Jan 9, 2009

    Task Force Outfront relinquished command to Task Force Palehorse during a transfer-of-authority ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Jan. 06.

  • Afghan Security Guards receive specialized training

    Jan 9, 2009

    Members of the Afghan Security Guard recently underwent specialized training from U.S. Army Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Fenty in northeastern Afghanistan.

  • FOB Salerno Talent Show rings in the New Year for TF Curraee

    Jan 9, 2009

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (January 2, 2008) Aca,!" Task Force Currahee servicemembers took to the stage for a talent show at Forward Operating Base Salerno to ring in the New Year.

  • USAG Schinnen hosts Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters Band

    Jan 9, 2009

    USAG Schinnen, NETHERLANDS Aca,!" Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters Band performed an Armed Forces Entertainment concert to military service and family members assigned to the Tri-Border region of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in the U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen Activity Center Jan. 7, 2009. Army Garrisons serve as Aca,!A"the ArmyAca,!a,,cs HomeAca,!A? to provide base operations and quality of life support to military personnel around the world. Military Retirees also find support from Army garrisons long after they take off the uniform. This tour included stops at Kaiserslautern and Ramstein, Germany; Camp Bondsteel, Nothing Hill and Film City, Kosovo; the American Embassy and Hard Rock CafAfA in Warsaw, Poland; Kleine Brogel, Belgium; and Rotterdam and USAG Schinnen, Netherlands from Dec. 26, 2008 to Jan 8, 2009. To learn more about Armed Forces Entertainment, go to http://www.armedforcesentertainment.com/ and to learn more about USAG Schinnen go to http://www.usagschinnen.eur.army.mil/sites/local/

  • Commander connects online with Soldiers, families spread around the world

    Jan 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- Any joke about the antiquated bureaucracy of the military gets a chuckle out of servicemembers and civilians alike who work here.

  • K-16 Air Base gets new indoor pool

    Jan 8, 2009

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea Aca,!" K-16 community members found a new indoor swimming pool ready to dive into Jan. 7.

  • Hannam Village to get major renovation

    Jan 8, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 75 Hannam Village residents met with Garrison officials Jan. 6 to discuss a major renovation project set to begin soon.

  • Hannam Village to get major renovation

    Jan 8, 2009

    Three of the four Hannam Village towers will begin a major renovation Jan. 12. The 18-month project will result in 264 sets of premium apartments for American families. Read about the project at the Garrison web site (http://yongsan.korea.army.mil).

  • Garrison commander goes live on the Eagle

    Jan 8, 2009

    USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to community members Jan. 9 during AFN KoreaAca,!a,,cs Eagle FM morning show. Hall and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch discussed a major Hannam Village tower renovation set to begin Jan. 12.

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