Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Time for yearly flu shots

    Oct 6, 2009

  • "Wagonmasters" have their 1st reenlistment in Iraq

    Oct 6, 2009

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10, is a good time to do your own fire safety inspection and make sure your home is not at risk.

  • Dragon Soldiers re-enlist en masse

    Oct 6, 2009

  • 1st ACB medics focused on crucial training

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the midst of battle, with wounded and injured Soldiers in need of crucial medical help, aviation medevac teams will always be there to save lives.

  • Apaches provide over watch, firepower

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The pilots who fly the AH-64D Apache helicopter generally agree that if the attack helicopter was a car, it would be a sports car.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • Walking a different path: Pfc. Yamilette Bautista

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Overcoming the odds and creating a better life sometimes means walking away from the safe and easy to pursue a different path.

  • An NCO Helps Turn the World Upside Down!

    Oct 6, 2009

    "The World Turned Upside Down"

  • JMTC Soldier is Army's top NCO for 2009

    Oct 6, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command was chosen as the Army's top NCO for 2009

  • USACE People: Quality control pro leaves impression on contractors across Europe

    Oct 6, 2009

    Deliver quality products to the customer, every time - that's the lesson this Corps of Engineers instructor has learned and what this course teaches.

  • Don't be 'That Guy'

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby's Better Opportunity for Single Service members teamed up with U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Safety office and Army Community Services to talk with junior service members about binge drinking and kick off the That Guy campaign Sept. 25.

  • Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers dominated by Air Force

    Oct 6, 2009

    Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) celebrated their 20th birthday and held elections for a new council on Oct. 2. This year's elections, though, resulted in some surprising results.

  • Warner Barracks experiences spirit-lifting entertainment

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - An energetic crowd danced and sang along as Spensha Baker, trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and 2008 Operation Rising Star winner Joyce Dodson performed at the Freedom Fitness Facility on Sept. 23. More than 300 people gathered around the constructed stage to experience the "Lift Up Your Spirit" tour.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • United States Army, Pacific cultural demonstrations at AUSA conference

    Oct 5, 2009

    Cultural demonstrations at the United States Army, Pacific booth during the annual Association of the United States Army Conference Oct. 5.

  • Army Energy Security

    Oct 5, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy (AESIS) establishes five strategic goals to promote energy security by fostering a culture of energy awareness. The energy security goals are: Aca,!Ac reduced energy consumption Aca,!Ac increased energy efficiency across platforms and facilities Aca,!Ac increased use of renewable and alternative energy Aca,!Ac assured access to sufficient energy supplies Aca,!Ac reduced adverse environmental effects

  • Residents receive good housing news at town hall meetingI

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Volunteers care for the 'aina' in Makua Valley forest gulch

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Army fights against domestic violence

    Oct 5, 2009

    Army leaders plan to work hand in hand with family advocacy specialists to increase awareness of domestic violence, educate military families about the signs of abuse and reinforce the negative effects domestic abuse has on Army family readiness while highlighting prevention and victim programs and services.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day will focus on health care, economy

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Minutes after tsunami strikes American Samoa, the U.S. Army Pacific ready to assist

    Oct 5, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Within minutes of receiving word of an earthquake and tsunami in American Samoa, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, elements of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) were busy gathering information and preparing to provide humanitarian assistance or disaster relief. An 8.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Samoa Islands region causing devastating 15-to-20-foot-high waves to cascade inland across the South Pacific archipelago, including the eastern side of American Samoa, a U.S. possession.

  • McHugh: 'Failure is not an option'

    Oct 5, 2009

    The way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tough, but America's Soldiers can handle it, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • TRADOC debuts Institute for NCO Professional Development at AUSA

    Oct 5, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command senior noncommissioned officer, and John Sparks, retired TRADOC command sergeant major, introduced the new Institute for NCO Professional Development during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • Old Guard Runner-up for All Army Combatives

    Oct 5, 2009

  • BRAC Hotline Answers Employee, Soldier Questions

    Oct 5, 2009

    When an employee dials the FORSCOM BRAC hotline, a recording plays, which directs the caller to leave a message with their question. Smith and Larris Marks, the FORSCOM BRAC Civilian Humans Resources Advisor, receive these messages, which are transcribed, daily. On Fridays, the questions and answers of the week will be emailed to civilian human resources representatives in each division, who will forward them to everyone within their organization.

  • Workers Urged To Step Up To The Plate To Help Others

    Oct 5, 2009

    He inherited fame from his father, but he makes his own legacy by helping others. Roberto Clemente Jr., son of a major league baseball legend, gave a pep talk to an estimated 350 people during Team Redstone's Hispanic American Heritage Month event Sept. 23 in Bob Jones Auditorium. "My father left a fingerprint in baseball and the whole world," he said. "When I leave this world, I want to say I left a fingerprint in a positive way." Clemente Jr.'s fingerprint has included founding the Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities or RBI program, aimed at helping at-risk youth through the sport in San Juan. He also established the Roberto Clemente Foundation benefiting children in the Pittsburgh community. In 2002, Clemente Jr. was named honorary chairman for the baseball assistance team annual fund-raising dinner. He is also known for his work with the American Diabetes Association.

  • Spotlight On Aviation Technology For Ground Support

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Army's aviation maintenance equipment is only as good as the Soldiers who use it to repair and maintain helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. So, it's not surprising that a four-day conference - the Aviation Ground Support Equipment User Conference - included plenty of opportunities for Soldiers to provide feedback on the aviation ground equipment they use in the field, and to learn about new and improved equipment designed to make their job more efficient and responsive in support of aviation missions in both peaceful and wartime environments. The conference, hosted by the product management office of Aviation Ground Support Equipment, brought about 300 Soldiers and Army civilians together with 50 vendors to the Von Braun Center Sept. 20-24 to discuss everything from maintenance software systems to battle damage assessment repair kits. The conference included presentations by PM AGSE and various other product management and project management offices related to AGSE. "PM AGSE is listening to what the Soldiers need," said Lt. Col. Russ Wygal, the AGSE product manager. "We're trying to be responsive to what the Soldiers need in the field. We want them to know that the input and feedback we've gotten from them in the past is actually benefitting them now in the products we are providing. "We listen. We take that information and we implement it to support the Soldier. We are all about making sure we support the Soldiers who are supporting aviation maintenance, and we are doing that with the right tools at the right time at the right place."

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office on Sept. 23 officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, consolidating the testing of UAS payloads and technologies to allow for faster deployment to war fighters. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, paralleled the new RIAC operation with the Pony Express operations that took place across the neighboring Utah desert in 1860 and 1861. "In the same pioneering spirit those passionate and dedicated riders served their country, we serve our country and our war fighters today. The RIAC will allow us to serve our Soldiers faster," he said. Col. Greg Gonzalez, project manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also acknowledged service to the war fighter, noting that it is the Soldiers in combat who give his office its orders.

  • Year of the NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. LaNiece E. Bowman

    Oct 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. LaNiece E. Bowman, a contracting non-commissioned officer with the 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas joined the 51C series after spending her first nine years of service as a logistics specialist. Always reaching for new heights and new challenges, Bowman quickly embraced the opportunity to expand her knowledge to become one of the Army's newest contracting NCOs. Bowman graduated from the Army Acquisition Basic Course, U.S. Army Logistics Management College in May and was immediately re-assigned to the 412th in June. The unit was in need of a personnel NCO as they prepared for their July unit activation so Bowman was tasked to temporarily fill the void and served as a driving force behind the ceremony.

  • Dempsey delivers command update, talks future during AUSA dinner

    Oct 5, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke at the Association of the United States Army Chapter Presidents Dinner yesterday at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • 15th PSD Soldiers train up for the fight

    Oct 5, 2009

  • 25th Army Ten-Miler sets event records

    Oct 5, 2009

    The silver anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler produced event record times in the men's and women's divisions and the largest field of registered runners in the history of America's largest 10-mile race.

  • Machinist's hard work earns quarterly award

    Oct 5, 2009

    A machinist earned a depot-level award for his technical expertise, dedication and take-charge attitude, which contributes to the completion of program schedules in the Machining Branch.

  • Finishing touch

    Oct 5, 2009

    Multiple Threat Systems Branch employees overhaul, repair and align the the AN/MST-T1A Multiple Threat Emitter System (MUTES).

  • The art of storytelling helps keep hopes, dreams alive

    Oct 5, 2009

    I have unexpectedly spent the last several weeks with my mother in the hospital. She suffered from a brain aneurism, but she is on the long slow road to recovery.

  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26 to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • APICS award recognizes depot contributions

    Oct 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna claimed third place in the 2009 Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success (APICS) Corporate Award's Education Award of Excellence.

  • SPARK bracket tasking ignites depot teamwork

    Oct 5, 2009

    To meet an urgent requirement, Tobyhanna personnel pulled together to fabricate 20 Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit brackets in less than two months.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2009

    A sudden accident may have cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his hand, but it hasn't stripped him of his positive attitude or impacted his plans for the future.

  • Firefinder test equipment expands capabilities

    Oct 5, 2009

    Firefinder technicians here are testing radar systems using high-tech equipment that can simulate the heat of the desert - in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

  • 35th Signal Brigade begins mission

    Oct 5, 2009

  • I Corps Induction Ceremony

    Oct 5, 2009

    Twenty-one Soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder reciting the Creed of the Noncomissioned Officerduring the I Corps Trailblazer NCO Induction Ceremony held at the Al Faw Palace ballroom, Camp Victory Sept. 26. Mutli-National Force-Iraq Command Sergeant Major Lawrence Wilson provided advice and congratulations to the recently promoted NCO's.

  • USAG Schinnen's BOSS program wins worldwide honors

    Oct 5, 2009

    For the second consecutive year, USAG Schinnen's BOSS program has received top recognition, winning the highest honor in its category this year for best installation program worldwide.

  • Mass Casualty Excercise preps new unit for successful deployment

    Oct 5, 2009

    The staff of the Golby Clinic at Camp Victory are departing after a one-year tour here. Before leaving, however, they must be certain that their replacements are up to the task. That was the function of a mass casualty exercise held here Sept. 25 by members of the 520th Area Support Medical Company from Fort Lewis, Wash., and their replacements, the 550th ASMC from Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Field Band officers seek strength within for outreach success

    Oct 5, 2009

    All of the officers in The United States Army Field Band share something in common, something that, as entertainers, as community relations conduits, they must overcome in order to be successful at what they do. It is not as easy as it may sound, either.

  • New Chaplain answers the call of duty

    Oct 5, 2009

    With his departure being less than one month away, Navy Chaplain (Lt.) Rickey L. Bennett, a Support Activity Sailor from Aurora, Colo., was starting to become worried that the rumors concerning the closing of the Warrior Gospel Disciples were coming true. His prayers were answered by the arrival of Capt. David Mvondo, chaplain for the 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion from Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • 'Pershing's Own' band gets first female CSM

    Oct 5, 2009

    The finest musicians in all of the Army gathered at Fort Myer, Va., on Friday to welcome the first female command sergeant major to the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • U.S. forces' support essential for improvement

    Oct 5, 2009

    After U.S. combat forces have been out of cities for nearly three months, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq deputy commanding general said it was imperative that U.S. forces continue to support the improvement of civil capacity throughout Iraq.

  • Double amputee inspires troops in Europe

    Oct 5, 2009

    Double amputee Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, who is still on active duty, spoke to troops in Europe in September.

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey delivers keynote during the AUSA Chapter Presidents Dinner

    Oct 4, 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 tonight in Washington, D.C. Dempsey's remarks are below.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Update on Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Pilot Recruiting Program

    Oct 4, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) pilot recruiting program is enlisting a growing number of legal non-citizens who reside in the US. These recruits provide the Army critically needed foreign language skills and health care expertise. Those who meet the program's requirements and enlist are, like other non-citizen servicemembers, eligible for expedited U.S. citizenship.

  • Chain of Command has dinner with Korean National Police Official

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Workforce briefed on Army Family Covenant during Town Hall meeting

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Professional bowlers gives expert advice to Area 1 Warriors

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Brig. Gen. Al Aycock visits USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey Sept. 23

    Oct 4, 2009

  • Writing Contest open for individuals with disabilities and disabled Veterans

    Oct 4, 2009

  • 25th CAB touches down in Kuwait

    Oct 4, 2009

    Triple-digit desert temperatures welcomed the last of more than 2,000 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) Soldiers here, Sept.14. Hawaii's "Wings of Lightning" brigade will call Kuwait's Camp Buehring their temporary home before moving into various parts of northern Iraq later this month in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Minutes after tsunami strikes American Samoa, U.S. Army Pacific ready to assist

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Top engineer visits Sappers

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Global communications equipment moves closer to battle deployment

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Kids learn fire prevention so they don't get burned

    Oct 2, 2009

    National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10, but for the installation's own observance of the week, Fort Campbell Fire Department spearheaded activities with elementary schools to educate students early on.

  • 'Watchdogs' begin redeploying

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Deployed sergeant's MRAP invention may be mass produced

    Oct 2, 2009

    The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles used in theater have proven extremely effective in protecting Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion from deadly attacks by remaining extremists during their yearlong deployment.

  • The 15th medics are ready and able to save a life"

    Oct 2, 2009

  • October kicks off breast cancer awareness month

    Oct 2, 2009

    Getting a mammogram isn't the first thing women look forward to when they turn 40. But according to Maj. Andy Fong of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, they are an essential part of reducing deaths from breast cancer.

  • 7th Signal Command provides Army Enterprise Network capabilities in CONUS

    Oct 2, 2009

    On 1 October 2009, thirty-seven CONUS installation Network Enterprise Centers (NECs) previously assigned to Installation Management Command and more than 2,000 NEC employees will be reassigned to the 7th Signal Command and its two subordinate brigades.

  • Soldiers pursue higher education online

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Night Fire

    Oct 2, 2009

    Participants in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition fire at targets as the night sky is illuminated with simulated munitions, adding a breath of realism to the night fire event. The competition was held at Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Range safety check

    Oct 2, 2009

    A range safety checks the weapon of a competitor during a lull in the night fire event at the Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Virginia October 1, 2009.

  • 130th Eng. get C-IED aid from explosive hazards team

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Cavalry soldiers tour depot, learn how workers affect war effort

    Oct 2, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Five of the depot's customers visited the shop floor here Sept. 15 and 16 to talk with employees and see what the depot is doing to help the warfighters. The visiting Soldiers - 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 9th Cavalry Regiment, C Troop from Fort Hood, Texas - were awed by the detailed way the depot employees built or repaired combat vehicles, small arms and other weapons.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Beckman

    Oct 2, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman, representing U.S. Army Europe, reacts to an attack during the 'Evaluate a Casualty' Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Community Covenant: Veterans of 17th Infantry Regiment visit Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 2, 2009

    Members of the 17th Infantry Regiment, in San Antonio for their annual reunion, included Fort Sam Houston as part of their scheduled activities. On Sept. 24, more than 100 "Buffaloes" arrived on post and began their tour of the post with a Memorial Service at Dodd Field Chapel to remember past members and the Soldiers currently serving with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in the middle east. Col. Mary E. Garr, commander, U.S. Army Garrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Houston, met and welcomed the members to Fort Sam Houston.

  • Evaluate a Casualty Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

    Oct 2, 2009

    Soldiers convoy through a make-believe village in which they evacuate casualties after being attacked by hostiles. The scenario was part of the 2009 Best Warrior competiton in which the Army's best Soldiers are pitted against one another in a contest of skills and wills

  • Campbell re-establishes Family commitment

    Oct 2, 2009

    A crowd of Family members, Soldiers, D.A. civilians and students from Marshall Elementary School on Fort Campbell gathered at the Family Resource Center this morning to witness the re-signing of Fort Campbell's Army Family Covenant. There was a division commander here a long time ago named General Wickham.... He created the Army Family action program. So the genesis of the Army Family Covenant started at Fort Campbell.

  • Spc. Holmes helps a casualty

    Oct 2, 2009

    Spc. James Holmes, representing U.S. Army Forces Korea, helps a casualty after his convoy was attacked in a hostile village. The scenario was part of the 'Evaluate a Casualty' Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills event held during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Spc. Mellor reacts to an attack

    Oct 2, 2009

    Spc. Guy Mellor, representing U.S. Army National Guard, reacts to an attack during the 'Evaluate a Casualty' Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • "Tell Me A Story" promotes academic, emotional connections

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Sgt. Reyes tends to a victim

    Oct 2, 2009

    Sgt. Aron Reyes, representing U.S. Army Forces command, tends to a victim after his convoy was attacked by hostiles in a make-believe village. Reyes is a participant in the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Spc. Mcpherson leaps

    Oct 2, 2009

    Spc. Darwynn McPherson, Army Materiel Command, leaps over an obstacle during the 'Stress Fire' event of the Army Best Warrior Compeition held Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Establishes Program Executive Office Integration to Support Modernization

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Army Acquisition Executive and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Dean G. Popps, announced last week that the Army has established the Program Executive Office (PEO) Integration to support current and future acquisitions programs. This office supports the April 2009 Secretary of Defense intent to cancel Future Combat Systems (FCS) and restructure the program in accordance with guidance by the Defense Acquisition Executive to the Army outlined in the June 2009 Acquisition Decision Memorandum. PEO Integration will oversee several project and product management offices which focus on the Ground Combat Vehicle, the Network, and Brigade Combat Team (BCT) modernization. "It is important for the Army to establish a new PEO," said Mr. Popps. "We are moving forward with efforts to improve our ability to equip Brigade Combat Teams, and to modernize the Army consistent with the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model. PEO Integration will enable better portfolio management." As part of the Army's transition to a new modernization strategy, this new PEO will enhance the Army's ability to develop and deliver improved Warfighter capabilities needed in current and future contingency operations, such as identifying threats from standoff positions; gathering and disseminating real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information down to the Soldier level; removing Soldiers from potential danger by using unmanned systems; and providing the BCT with a 40-kilometer precision-strike and all-weather capability. For more information, please contact Maj. Jimmie Cummings, Army Public Affairs at (703)-697-7591.

  • Students Learn about Potential Careers through Adventures in Engineering Day

    Oct 2, 2009

    On Wednesday, Sept. 30, more than 200 high school students visited the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) as part of the 9th Annual Adventures in Engineering Day.

  • Queen

    Oct 2, 2009

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands shakes hands with Walter Hughes, a veteran of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Sept. 20, during a commemoration of the Nijmegen liberation in Holland. The ceremony was part of the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • 2nd BCT paratroopers get a taste of real combat during platoon live fire exercise

    Oct 2, 2009

    Replicating as closely as possible the experience of combat was the goal during the combined arms live fire training conducted Sept. 17, by 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "I do believe this training helps a lot as far as trusting your buddy, knowing he's going to do everything he is supposed to do," said Pvt. Brandon Thomas, an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Bn., 325th AIR from Pleasantville, Iowa. "It's probably the best training we do," Thomas said.

  • Army Reserve CSM remembers Hispanic heritage during 81st RSC celebration

    Oct 2, 2009

    More than 40 years ago and after eight years of his parents trying, Luis Blanco and his sister, Sonia, left behind the comforts of familiarity in exchange for what some say is one of humanity's greatest gifts -- the power of choice. For years, the Blanco family lived year-by-year under a Cuban dictatorship that rationed their lives. From two pairs of shoes a year to a limited food supply, the family of four was told how and where to live their lives. Fast forward to 2009, Command Sgt. Maj. Luis Blanco is now the senior enlisted Soldier for the 81st Regional Support Command, based here.

  • Army Reserve 'Wildcats' celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 2, 2009

    From a short history lesson to tasty foods, several dozen 81st Regional Support Command Soldiers, civilian employees, contractors and family members spent more than 90 minutes celebrating the Hispanic heritage.

  • AMC to showcase improvements in logistics and acquisition at AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 5-7.

  • Newly deployed medical company's supplies pilfered

    Oct 2, 2009

    Soldiers of the newly arrived 575th Aerial Support Medical Company discovered at Kandahar Airfield Oct. 1 that roughly $2 million worth of their company's medical equipment had been stolen in transit.

  • Tell Me A Story gives free books to Fort Bragg military Families

    Oct 2, 2009

    Tell Me A Story is a community-wide literacy event open to all Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base active-duty, Guard, or Reserve Families. This event will take place Oct. 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Throckmorton Library.

  • 'Broken Heart' Battalion brings Falcon man home again

    Oct 2, 2009

    Man whose family gave up their home to make room for Fort Leonard Wood in 1941, returned their in 50s for basic training and returned this week for a battalion reunion.

  • Social networking puts operational security, Soldiers' lives at risk

    Oct 2, 2009

    Social networking sites have changed the way many people use the Web. With just a few clicks, hundreds of people can see photos of you on vacation, find out what you're doing at this exact moment and get personal information like your home address, phone number, how many children you have, your spouse's name and more. This easy access to information and the compulsive need for status updates endangers Fort Bragg Soldiers and their Families in ways that are not always realized.

  • War fighters return to Guantanamo

    Oct 2, 2009

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Sept. 25, 2009) - Service members from Joint Task Force Guantanamo's 525th Military Police Battalion recently returned from the 13th annual Army war fighter competition where the three-person team placed 25th out of 42 teams from around the globe.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • Recycling plastic bottles saves lives, environment

    Oct 2, 2009

    Although all plastics can be recycled and North Carolina state regulations now require consumers to recycle plastic bottles, people continue to throw them in the trash. There are many reasons why you should recycle plastic bottles.

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