Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Commentary: Coping strategies for workplace survivor syndrome

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Being prepared

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Commissioning of the USS New York Nov. 7

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Ordnance Museum move: Riggers, trailers and cranes ... oh my!

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Mathisen conquers the Northeast Maryland Triathlon

    Oct 8, 2009

  • ECBC assists military Families in equipping students

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. - The Commanders in Chief of the House (CinCHouse) organization hosted a "Mandatory Fun" reception Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Crystal City here to honor 450 U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders from units nationwide. The reception was the culminating event of two activities CinCHouse sponsored to honor FRG leaders for their assistance to Army leaders, programs and services that support Soldiers and their Families. "These hard working spouses deserve a little luxury and fun in the midst of such an important training program," CinCHouse.com Founder and Editor Meredith Leyva said. Leyva explained CinCHouse's goal is to provide FRG leaders attending the U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium and Association of the U.S. Army's Family Forums the opportunity to relax, to see local sites in the nation's capital and to enjoy networking among themselves.

  • DENTAC holds change of command

    Oct 8, 2009

  • History in the making, ATEC breaks ground at APG

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Army Family Covenant improves Family readiness by training the trainer

    Oct 8, 2009

  • First Army plays vital role in preparing Reserve Component units for active duty

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - As an executive agent of U.S. Army Forces Command, First Army plays a critical national defense role in mobilizing, validating and training Reserve and National Guard units slated for active duty assignments across a broad spectrum of operations. That was the message delivered by Sgt. 1st Class John E. Lewis, a First Army observer-controller/trainer with the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East, when he spoke at the "Sergeants Corner" exhibit to attendees of the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) National Meeting and Exposition here Oct. 5. Once a unit has been identified, First Army initiates a joint assessment nine months to a year out from the unit's actual mobilization, during which commanders identify pre- and post-mobilization tasks and an enduring mobilization training center is selected. "This allows training to be fine-tuned to specific assigned mission sets and for training resources to be identified," said Lewis. "Once a solid training plan has been developed, a unit can begin individual and collective task training before its mobilization arrival."

  • 7th Army JMTC hosts largest combat training rotation in Europe

    Oct 8, 2009

    Europe's premier training facilities, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, were a temporary home to more than 7,000 people a historic training event, during which two brigades' simultaneously prepared for deployment in support of counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Benelux family team building skills help NATO partners

    Oct 8, 2009

    Army Community Services officials at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are partnering with NATO allies on the home front, offering their military family team building tools to the international community on SHAPE. The volunteer-led Armed Forces Team Building program teaches leadership and developmental skills - such as communication, time management and problem solving techniques - to help strengthen family wellbeing.

  • The Benelux role in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2009

    Over the last six years, NATO has served as a joint, allied command for the war in Afghanistan, and members of the Benelux community have played a prime role in that mission. Several members of the Benelux community are deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense swings into action for American Samoa tsunami relie

    Sep 30, 2011

    Terrorism, hurricanes or typhoons, floods and influenza provide many leadership challenges. In that Pacific region, Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) is responsible for responding to these and other emergencies.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • Education key to overcome PTSD stigma

    Oct 7, 2009

    The author of "Collateral Damage: How Can the Army Best Serve a Soldier with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," spoke at an Association of the U.S. Army forum about the recommendations he made in his paper that he hopes will aid in better understanding how to care and treat mental health problems for Soldiers and their families.

  • Environmental Team Cleaning Up Past Mistakes

    Oct 7, 2009

    Corroded air filters and disintegrated pieces of gas masks mar the natural beauty of a once popular fishing and swimming hole on Redstone Arsenal. But it's not what's above the water in the quarry at the corner of Neal and Mills roads that worries environmentalists Terry de la Paz and Wes Smith. It's what's underneath. An underwater video camera has revealed chemical drums and ordnance on the floor of the quarry pond. What the camera doesn't reveal is if those chemical drums actually hold substances that could damage the environment. "It will cost four to five million dollars to get the drums and ordnance out of the water and to clean up the site," de la Paz said. "But if there is a chemical warfare agent in those drums that we have to dispose of, then we will have to figure out how to destroy them and that will cost a lot more. "The problem is we don't know and it's a big risk. We have to plan on the drums having chemicals in them until such time as we can prove there's not." Redstone Arsenal is one of the Army's top three installations for the number of contaminated sites that have to be restored based on the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

  • NCO Academy Gives Local Youngsters Lesson Of Hope

    Oct 7, 2009

    What started out for the Soldiers of the NCO Academy as a simple afternoon of fund-raising became a lesson of hope and inspiration to a group of children at the Harvest Youth Club. A few weeks ago, many NCO Academy Soldiers spent their weekend washing cars to help raise money for the club. On Sept. 17 the same Soldiers had the chance to visit the children. The Academy raised $600; and the club will use the money to pave the back lot behind the club's main building. The paved area will give many of the children the chance to play games and learn how to ride bicycles, according to executive director Melvin Allen. He said the money raised by the Academy will be matched by Old Navy, bringing the total to $1,200. Once the Soldiers arrived at the club, the children were called to their assigned rows and stood at attention. They preformed military facing movements and then sat quietly. The Soldiers were impressed by the well-disciplined children. But the visit wasn't for the Academy Soldiers to brag about their accomplishments; it was to meet with the kids and give some guidance toward school, teamwork and life. "It's important to be here. We need to let these kids know that school is extremely important," said Sgt. Nicolette Pringle, 114th Signal Battalion, who is a student at the Academy.

  • Ordnance School Prepares For Move

    Oct 7, 2009

    Moving is a way of life for any Army family. But these days, moving from one post to another has taken on a whole new dimension for Col. Lee Merritt and his command staff at the 59th Ordnance Brigade/Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School. While the brigade's move to the Missile and Munitions Center at Fort Lee, Va., is still more than a year away, the spring of 2011 looms large on Merritt's radar as he reviews plans to move office and classroom furniture, training and simulation equipment, and instructional supplies as well as staff and students - all while still maintaining the educational and training experiences provided by OMEMS. "Our first goal is to continue to provide quality training with feedback from the field. We want to train Soldiers so they will be prepared to hit their unit on day one of a deployment and fight and win our nation's battles," said Merritt, who will be the last commander of the 59th/OMEMS at Redstone Arsenal. "At the same time, we need to be preparing to execute BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations) and move to Fort Lee. We will have lots of great facilities there that will give us more capability because they are built to meet our needs at today's standards. And, third, we need to take care of our people, both civilian and military, primarily because of BRAC. Anytime you have such a large organization move it impacts a lot of folks." There are about 1,100 military and civilian personnel from the 59th/OMEMS who conduct and support training in 39 military occupational specialties in the areas of munitions management, explosive ordnance disposal, electronic and missile maintenance, and test measurement and diagnostic equipment arenas. Each year, the staff at Redstone trains about 6,000 Soldiers, who are assigned to the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Since its inception in 1952, OMEMS has graduated more than 190,000 students.

  • More unmanned aircraft striving to eliminate IEDs

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army trained more than 1,400 Soldiers, Marines and civilians to fly unmanned aircraft systems in 2009, and expects to train more than 2,300 in 2010.

  • Ordnance Museum move - The remains

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Photocopying military, CAC IDs a violation of federal law

    Oct 7, 2009

  • ARL hosts new laboratory groundbreaking at APG

    Oct 7, 2009

  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month

    Oct 7, 2009

    What is it' Depression is more than just feeling a little Aca,!A"blueAca,!A? for a few days. ItAca,!a,,cs a common but serious medical condition that can affect anyone- men, women, children- at any time, at any age. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. Depression comes in many forms and has a variety of symptoms. Physical symptoms may include body aches and pains, irritability, anxiety and for some people, thoughts of suicide or death. Emotional symptoms of depression may include sadness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, restlessness, withdrawing from family and friends, trouble concentrating or making decisions. Depression is treatable and seeking help for depression is a sign of strength.

  • APG police officer proves mentally tough

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance museum move; The restorers

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Commentary: NCOs lead in the S&T community

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Changes to employee leave provisions benefit Soldiers, Family members

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Calibration mission supports APG organizations

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Ordnance Museum move: The planners

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

    Oct 7, 2009

    The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • APG receives top energy award

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Rosen named USASMA deputy commandant; Guyette becomes chief of staff

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Rosen has been named deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, as of Oct. 1. In another key position, Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Charles E. Guyette has been named chief of staff of the academy.

  • Artillery needed at Afghan outposts says author

    Oct 7, 2009

    More artillery is needed to protect Soldiers at Afghan forward operating bases said one of the authors presenting his book Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • ACC

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Blackhawk Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Cpl. Adam Seiffert, a gunner of 1st Platoon, Blackhawk Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, received the Purple Heart medal Oct. 2, an award given to U.S. troops who have been injured or killed in combat.

  • Legion post shows support of troops

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Communities support soldiers deploying

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Army urges all to 'Act to Prevent Domestic Abuse'

    Oct 7, 2009

    October's Army-wide Domestic Abuse Prevention Month will focus on what the "innocent bystander" can do to prevent domestic abuse.

  • "Wagonmasters" take over MND-North sustainment mission

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Army plans resiliency training to deal with stress

    Oct 7, 2009

    Over the next few months, the Army will place renewed emphasis on its suicide-prevention training and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, two generals who head the programs said during the Family Forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Tuesday.

  • Chiarelli: Mental wounds 'no phantom issue'

    Oct 7, 2009

    The "signature wounds of this war" are post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday.

  • 3-89 Cav Reg conducts crew challenge

    Oct 7, 2009

    To put their troops to the test mentally and physically, leaders from 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a crew challenge on Mountain Field Sept. 3.

  • LUHAca,!E+tested at Polk for mission capabilities

    Oct 7, 2009

    A Lakota UH72A Light Utility Helicopter sits in a hangar, ready for flight. It's been tested and approved for use, and the pilot has been trained in its operation. Someone gets the idea that Soldiers could likely be dropped from the new chopper into a landing zone, but wait -- it's not as simple as that. Before the helicopter can be used for new applications, it must be tested and approved, then included in the Army Training Manual. That's where the people from the Program Management Office LUH, Red Stone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., come in.

  • RDECOM conducts staff ride to Saratoga

    Oct 7, 2009

    Research, Development and Engineering Command senior leaders conducted a staff ride to Saratoga National Battlefield in Stillwater, N.Y., on Sep. 29 in order to relate one of the most decisive battles during the American Revolution to the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • New SecArmy recognizes quality-of-life initiatives

    Oct 7, 2009

    New Army Secretary John McHugh recognized outstanding quality-of-life improvements, programs and best practices from around the Army during the second Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Tuesday.

  • Corps of Engineers Commanding General discusses energy security at AUSA forum

    Oct 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp joined other senior leaders to report on Army's progress on energy efficiency....

  • 'Sergeant's Corner' explains special partnerships

    Oct 7, 2009

    Master Sgt. Alfred Zalenski described Special Forces partnerships during his "Sergeant's Corner" presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oct. 6.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning participates in AUSA Conference

    Oct 7, 2009

    Today is the last day of the annual AUSA conference in Washington D.C. This past week I've had the opportunity to hear directly from the Army's senior leaders, see all that industry has to offer to our Soldiers on the battlefield and provide feedback on systems still in development - incredible opportunities all.

  • Small school gets big addition

    Oct 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- More than 300 primary school-age students attend the small school in the village of Sayyidnajm in Kirkuk province, Iraq, and as many as 100 of them were crowded in the rear of classrooms because of a lack of space.

  • SMA speaks to junior enlisted Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston addressed junior enlisted Soldiers during a seminar at the Association of the United States Army conference, Oct. 6, 2009.

  • Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army is taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency at commands worldwide.

  • Transcript: Gen. Martin Dempsey's keynote speech at the AUSA Chapter Presidents Dinner

    Oct 7, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, delivered the keynote speech for the Association of the United States Army Chapter Presidents Dinner Sunday in Washington, D.C. Transcript of the speech is below.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Phillis G. Reid

    Oct 7, 2009

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Phillis G. Reid

  • 1st AD chaplain supports family during deployment

    Oct 7, 2009

    The First Armored Division prepares for another deployment to Iraq later this year. When they go downrange this time, they'll take a special resource that aims to provide relief to troops and their families back at home.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning team competes in Army 10-Miler

    Oct 7, 2009

    More than 700 military and civilian teams ran in the Army Ten-Miler Saturday on a sunny, fall morning, which some found troubling and others found stimulating. The temperature was in the mid-60s by the start of the race, which is a temperature I like for running. In fact, at 5 a.m., when my co-worker Jenn and I left our hotel, it seemed almost balmy to me. However, one man I talked to was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and had never run when it was "as cold as this." Other people also seemed buoyed by the crispness in the air, so I guess it wasn't too bad.

  • USASMA commandant speaks to changes in NCO development

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, laid-out specific changes to noncommissioned officer education curricula during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • 501st MPs build skills, trust

    Oct 7, 2009

    1st Armored Division military police prepare for Iraq deployment

  • AUSA Opening Ceremony

    Oct 7, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Soldiers dressed in Revolutionary War regalia opened the 2009 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition: A Professional Development Forum in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Monday in Washington, D.C.

  • Filling up on energy drinks can have harmful side effects

    Oct 7, 2009

    Quick, canned energy is now available to soldiers in almost any environment, but does that caffeinated surge come with a price' SPC Adam Ross has information from inside those cans of instant energy, and how to avoid their possibly harmful side effects.

  • Food Services Soldiers keep Old Ironsides rolling along

    Oct 7, 2009

    While a division staff trains to go to war, Soldiers behind the scenes ensure the basic life functions needed for a fighting force are met. SPC Adam Ross takes us to an early morning exercise that provides real world results.

  • German barber approaches 50 years of service to American servicemembers

    Oct 7, 2009

    LEAD: A lot has changed in the Army since the Vietnam War, but one thing that hasn't is the Army haircut. One man has dedicated his life to ensuring that today's Soldiers continue to follow that tradition and look their best. Army Pfc. Janelle Keyser tells us what kept him cutting

  • "Music is our Mission"

    Oct 7, 2009

    CARRYING A TUBA FOR THE ARMY DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T CARRY A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON. SPECIALIST DILLON TOWNSEL TAKES US TO GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY WHERE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND TRAIN FOR THE BATTLEFIELD JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS BAND REHEARSAL.

  • Task Force 30th MEDCOM, Deployed to Afghanistan, Celebrates 76th Anniversary with Run

    Oct 7, 2009

    Task Force 30th MEDCOM celebrates its 76th Anniversary with a 5K run around Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

  • Commentary: Children - the other victims of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2009

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the effects of domestic violence on families and to find ways to work together to promote safety and eliminate domestic violence in our communities.

  • Heidelberg receives nearly $30 million for critical repair projects

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Heidelberg garrison received nearly $30 million in additional critical repair projects during the last four weeks of September.

  • German and American runners compete in Wiesbaden Half Marathon

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Runners couldn't have asked for better weather as they took off from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 26. More than 30 runners headed out under blue skies from Wiesbaden Army Airfield on the 21-kilometer half marathon course which took them on a sightseeing tour of the countryside around the military base.

  • Sesame Street brings smiles to Wiesbaden youths

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Elmo talks, children listen. It's as simple as that. A,A Connecting to the youngest members of the American forces families through a familiar red Muppet, organizers of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families are taking the Sesame Street friends on a tour of 22 U.S. military installations in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Garrison tests its force protection skills

    Oct 7, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - An attacker who gained access to the upper Wetzel Housing area detonated his explosive-laden vehicle by ramming a bus full of passengers next to the Wetzel Child Development Center Sept. 19. There were numerous injuries to the bus passengers and collateral damage to the Wetzel CDC. People inside the Wetzel CDC were also affected by the explosion that rocked the upper Wetzel area at about 9 a.m.

  • Third ROK Army hosts first Alliance Festival

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Third Republic of Korea Army hosted the 8th Army commander and some of his staff at the first annual TROKA-8th Army Alliance Festival Sept. 30 at TROKA headquarters.

  • Eighth U.S. Army to return Camps Eagle, Long

    Oct 7, 2009

    Eighth Army has announced plans to close Camps Eagle and Long in the Wonju area, continuing the base relocation of U.S. forces and the return of valuable real estate to the Republic of Korea as part of the Land Partnership Plan.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Korean War veterans honor fallen comrades

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath laying ceremony Oct. 5 at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • The Materiel Enterprise - Materiel Solutions for our Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2009

    <b>What is the Materiel Enterprise' </b> The Materiel Enterprise (ME) is one of the Army's four core enterprises and is responsible for materiel management from concept to combat. The ME brings together all of the organizations and stakeholders involved in providing materiel solutions for our Soldiers. It incorporates all the materiel life cycle functions to include research, development, acquisition, testing, distribution, supply, maintenance, industrial base operations and disposal. The goal is to provide Army leadership with information and analysis to enable them to make sound decisions. The ME leaders, the acting assistant secretary of the army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Mr. Dean G. Popps, and the commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody have moved out to adopt an enterprise approach.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders (FRG) Oct. 6, during a tour of Capital Hill sponsored by the Commander in Chief of the House organization. FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washington attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and Association of the United States Army Family Forum Sessions.

  • Ten miles for support, remembrance, camaraderie

    Oct 6, 2009

    The Army Ten-Miler celebrated 25 years of running Sunday with Soldiers, families and friends joining together in the nation's capital to show their support for the service.

  • Army leaders discuss leader development at AUSA

    Oct 6, 2009

    Several Army leaders discussed the requirements and conditions to create the best leaders for tomorrow on a panel at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C. today.

  • Mellinger says AMC technology saving lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top enlisted Soldier spoke about advancements in war technology Monday and their effects on Soldiers.

  • CSA says Army will balance mission, troops for Afghanistan

    Oct 6, 2009

    Army leaders will work to provide the forces necessary to be successful in Afghanistan, while at the same time attempting to balance that demand with the needs of Soldiers and families, said the service's senior-most officer.

  • Deployment stress concerns Army enlisted leaders

    Oct 6, 2009

    As the White House debates sending as many as 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the Army's top enlisted advisor said today that he is proud of the work Soldiers are doing everyday in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but the stress that Soldiers and their families incur from this effort is something that keeps him awake at night.

  • MiTT, IA patrol north Taji

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Fort Bragg women win Army 10-Miler

    Oct 6, 2009

    The Fort Bragg active duty women's Army 10-Miler team brought home gold for the second year in a row Oct. 4 with a time of 4:38:01.

  • Armament crews keep Apaches ready for fight

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - When it comes to today's current fight, the AH-64D Apache helicopter's technology allows it to have sharp eyes on the ground and capable of unleashing deadly accurate fire from its weapons systems.

  • 82nd Paratroopers help coalition forces prepare for airborne operations

    Oct 6, 2009

    82nd Paratroopers conducted a "rigex" for Egyptian, Kuwaiti and Pakistani Paratroopers to teach them how to rig an alice pack for airborne operations. This training is part of Operation Bright Star, which allows troopers from different countries to have experience working together. on 12 October, 82nd troopers will travel to Egypt for the second half of the exercise.

  • Obstacle Course no match for 'Long Knife' Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Approximately 90 Soldiers from the Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had to put on their thinking caps Sept. 25 as they tried to successfully negotiate obstacles at the Leader's Reaction Course on Fort Hood.

  • Army reaffirms Family Covenant

    Oct 6, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston reaffirmed the Army's commitment to Soldiers and their families by signing a family covenant Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting.

  • Team brings honor to South Dakota veterans

    Oct 6, 2009

    Last year, volunteers who make up the South Dakota Military Funeral Honors team sacrificed their time and comfort to honor the passing of more than 500 of South Dakota's veterans, by performing official honors ceremonies at their funerals.

  • American and Korean veterans pay tribute at memorial

    Oct 6, 2009

    Veterans of the Korean War, both American and Korean, gathered Monday with current U.S. Army and Republic of Korea leadership to pay tribute at the National Korean War Memorial.

  • Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant Deactivates

    Oct 6, 2009

    The Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, officially deactivated Sept. 30 completing its mission of providing ammunition to soldiers and warfighters for almost 70 years.

  • Oct. 5, 2009 - Remarks at Symbolic Resigning of the Army Family Covenant

    Oct 6, 2009

    This nation, in order to continue to field the best, most effective military and Army the world has ever seen, we have to take care of the Soldier and his and her family as well.

  • CMA Destroys its Two Millionth Munition

    Oct 6, 2009

    Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced the safe destruction of its two millionth munition since Entry-Into-Force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The United States ratified the CWC in 1997, joining more than 180 countries pledging to rid the world of chemical weapons.

  • Nuclear Arms Control Treaty Program Participates in Large Scale Calibration Test

    Oct 6, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Nuclear Arms Control Treaty (NACT) program participated in a large scale sensor calibration test in August that monitored the results of a scheduled detonation of out-of-date explosives at the Israeli Sayarim Military Range as part of normal munitions disposal.

  • 1st ACB Soldiers help by giving shirt off their back

    Oct 6, 2009

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Before Lt. Col. Charles Dalcourt and the rest of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to Iraq, he wanted to revive the relationship between their Adopt-A-School and his unit.

  • John Rudesheim named 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band member

    Oct 6, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas - A high-achieving Killeen High School senior chosen to play percussion in an All-American marching band recalled the days when drums were just the cool instrument to play.

  • Oct. 5, 2009 - Remarks at the AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 6, 2009

    I have to tell you that the days ahead, of course, are of great challenge. We find ourselves faced, it seems at times, by more crises than there are hours in the day in which to confront them. But I can tell you this as well: failure is not an option. We will, we can, we must succeed. And as more than 230 years in the history of this great U.S. Army has shown you, the men and women who put that uniform on will be equal to this challenge as long as we stand by them, as long as you in the AUSA and we in the civilian and military leadership provide them with the tools that they need.

  • Army names 7th Army NCO, 1ID Soldier as its 'best warriors'

    Oct 6, 2009

    An NCO academy leader in Germany and an intelligence specialist from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., earned top honors this past week at the Army's 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Resiliency training to be given Army-wide

    Oct 6, 2009

    Officials describe Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and its implementation throughout the Army during a forum at the Association of the United States Army conference on Oct. 5, 2009.

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