Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Army CFC kicks off, goal $3.1 million

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Army National Capital Area Combined Federal Campaign kicked off today at the Pentagon with host Joseph W. Westphal, undersecretary of the Army opening this year's drive to raise $3.125 million, up from the 2008 goal of $2.95 million.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Fort Bragg's master planner visualizes post's future

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Bragg has a lot of construction taking place within its boundaries. With the anticipated arrival of Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command in 2011, numerous facilities are being constructed to accommodate those commands and the Soldiers and civilians who currently work on post. Improvements to the post's roadways, construction of a mail screening facility and a new hangar for the 82nd Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade are among the future projects proposed in a memorandum prepared by the post's construction planning office.

  • Three Army posts transform to joint bases

    Oct 2, 2009

    An Army installation in New Jersey and two in Virginia officially transformed Thursday to become part of new joint bases.

  • MFSC re-flags, Baxter assumes command, Follett retires

    Oct 2, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians of the Army Sustainment Command and Multi-Functional Support Command gathered Sept. 19 at Constitution Square on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., for a deactivation and reactivation ceremony, a change of command, and to honor one Soldier's 29 years of service.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier credits Army training for saving life of lightning strike victim

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Bragg Soldier gives CPR to a woman and her child who were struck by lightning Spc. James Van Dorn credits Army training for what he did. All Soldiers are required to receive Combat Lifesaver Training, which could help save lives on the battlefield. On this day, Van Dorn said, his training would allow him to save the life of a stranger on the street who needed help.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine takes reins of Army Sustainment Command

    Oct 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine became commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in a ceremony held Sept. 2 on Memorial Field at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 2, 2009

    The month of October is Energy Awareness Month, and each year the Department of Energy and FEMP encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns. They also provide materials and ideas to help promote energy-saving practices, which is not only good for the environment but also the pocketbook. This year's theme, "A Sustainable Energy; Putting All the Pieces Together," encourages everyone to see how they fit into the big picture. At Fort Bragg, the energy manger is promoting "efficiency" in a wide sweeping effort covering almost every area of the installation.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier survives a midair collision 800 feet above earth's surface

    Oct 2, 2009

    Just three months ago Spc. Benjamin Watson survived a midair collision with another paratrooper at 800. He shares his tips to survival.

  • Fairfield Community Covenant

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fairfield signed a Community Covenant on September 30, 2009 signifying support for Soldiers and Families.

  • CG runs command, leaders PT with Fontaine

    Oct 2, 2009

    Less than 24 hours after taking command of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine led his senior Army leaders and Department of the Army civilians during physical fitness training early in the morning, Sept. 9. Fontaine and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake led the Soldiers and DA civilians through the hour-long workout session to build esprit de corps and teamwork.

  • Battling The Threat Of Domestic Abuse

    Oct 2, 2009

    The troops are massing to battle a societal disease that affects millions of families all across the nation - and Madison County and Redstone Arsenal are among the entities on the front lines. October is Domestic Abuse Prevention Month in the Army (nationally recognized as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month). In support of the recognition, Redstone Arsenal's Army Community Service is involved in a month of programs both on post and throughout the community to bring awareness to the growing problem of domestic violence. The programs are being coordinated by the Madison County Community Response Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force. "We are involved with the Madison County task force against domestic violence and sexual abuse because our people - Soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families - live both on and off post," said Virginia Dempsey, family advocacy program manager for ACS. "It is an issue when anyone is being harmed, whether it's the Soldier or a family member. We are here to provide services for the victim and services for the whole family." The Army's theme for Domestic Abuse Prevention Month is "Make the Right Choice! Act to Prevent Domestic Abuse."

  • Oahu Community Covenant

    Oct 2, 2009

    Oahu signed a Community Covenant on September 26, 2009 signifying support for Soldiers and Families.

  • CACIO workshop features best practices

    Oct 2, 2009

    Seeking better performance, the U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a Continuous Improvement and Quality Workshop Aug. 18 - 20 at Jumer's Event Center in Rock Island, Ill.

  • Fairfield Community Covenant

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fairfield signed a Community Covenant on September 30, 2009 signifying support for Soldiers and Families.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • Domestic Violence Extends Beyond Physical Abuse

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Monmouth Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Christian signs a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Army must beat suicide stigma, general says

    Oct 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and his wife Carol shared with a Forces Command gathering their personal story of losing their son Kevin to suicide in June 2003.

  • Invasion of Troy, Operation Diomedes

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Fort Bragg Wounded Warriors set to cycle 20 miles across post

    Oct 2, 2009

    For the second year in a row, Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will support the Wounded Warrior Project with a bike ride across Fort Bragg.

  • More than 300 Soldiers take to mat in Combatives

    Oct 2, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers from around the world slugged it out over three straight days at Fort Benning, Ga., during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament.

  • First Officer from Bangladesh inducted into CGSC International Hall of Fame

    Oct 2, 2009

    Officials at the Command and General Staff College inducted the first officer from the People's Republic of Bangladesh, retired Gen. Moeen Uddin Ahmed, former Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh, into the International Hall of Fame in a ceremony held here Oct. 1. Moeen joined two other former CGSC graduates honored in absentia: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Lt. Gen. Ng Yat Chung, both of Singapore.

  • Fort Bragg program helps Soldiers, Families manage anger

    Oct 2, 2009

    ACS program to help Soldiers and Families deal with stress, anger to preclude domestic violence.

  • Operation Diomedes in Troy

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Operation Diomedes Air Assault Exercise, Troy, Tenn.

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade set up a forward area rearming and refueling point at a local farm in Troy, Tenn. Sept. 30 during Operation Diomedes, an Air Assault exercise offering Soldiers from the 5-101 and 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team the opportunity to train in unfamiliar terrain. PHOTOS BY SADIE E. BLEISTEIN

  • Army Family Covenant: Lieutenant insignia special for Family

    Oct 2, 2009

    Second Lt. Molly James is embarking on a new life since her husband, 2nd Lt. Luke James, was killed in Iraq and she was left with a 6-week-old baby. On Friday, Sept. 25, at the Marriott Hotel in front of her Family and friends, Molly took the oath of enlistment from her father-in-law, retired Army Maj. Bradley James and is on her way to becoming a physical therapist in the Army.

  • 2009 ARCIC awards celebrate creativity, flexibility

    Oct 2, 2009

    The second annual Individual Capability Developer and Team Developer Awards were presented to the winning individual and team today at the Army Capabilities Integration Center Capability Integration Enterprise Conference here.

  • "Airborne!" in five languages

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted an airborne operation at Fort Bragg Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star exercise, a month-long, multi-national training exercise being conducted by the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division and airborne forces from Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Germany

  • Army Community Covenant: Down syndrome buddies walk to raise awareness

    Oct 2, 2009

    Grey skies and rainy weather finally gave way to a beautiful morning Sept. 26 for Family, friends and community supporters, who congregated on MacArthur Parade Field at Fort Sam Houston to walk for awareness at the ninth annual Down syndrome Buddy Walk. To further strengthen ties between the local community and military members under the Army Community Covenant developed to improve Soldiers' and their Families quality of life, Fort Sam Houston opened its doors to more than 4,000, who walked the one-mile loop at the BG Johnson track to bring awareness and acceptance to Down syndrome.

  • MG James Terry

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • U.S., foreign paratroopers conduct airborne operation at Fort Bragg

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted a "friendship jump" at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star training exercise.

  • Brig. Gen. Michael A. Ryan

    Oct 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Michael A. Ryan, Deputy Commanding General

  • West Point community members prepare for emergencies

    Oct 2, 2009

    Common sense says to "hope for the best and prepare for the worst." Because nobody can predict when the worst will happen, it never hurts to be ready for it. This year's Emergency Preparedness Fair gave the West Point community the chance to get ready and have some fun, too.

  • Hispanic Heritage month celebrated at West Point

    Oct 2, 2009

    President Ronald Reagan, which expanded on Hispanic Heritage Week that was designated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, acknowledges the contributions of more than 35 million people of Hispanic origin, and it celebrates the Hispanic heritage and culture in the United States. West Point celebrated the Hispanic Festival at Trophy Point Sept. 18 with Peruvian, Mexican, Colombian and Cuban food. The food is always a big hit at this event as evidenced by the long line of participants throughout the festival.

  • 700-plus West Point cadets and staff run in Tunnel to Towers event

    Oct 2, 2009

    Getting up before dawn to go for a run is not something that is uncommon to anyone that has served or been around the military for any significant amount of time. Running is something that servicemembers just do, either for training or personal enjoyment. However, this past Sunday morning was for neither training nor personal enjoyment, it was to show support to a cause for a man that gave his life trying to save others. Stephen Siller, an off-duty firefighter with Squad 1 Brooklyn, ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center on that historic Tuesday morning that surely will never be forgotten by any American.

  • Take care of your financial 'house'

    Oct 2, 2009

    You may have read the recent article about the housing crisis and where to go for help. Those are great resources, but first some of us have to get past the stigma many servicemembers have about asking for help with financial problems and thinking that asking will reflect badly on them as Soldiers.

  • Oahu Community Covenant

    Oct 2, 2009

    Oahu signed a Community Covenant on September 26, 2009 signifying support for Soldiers and Families.

  • Winn's Warrior Transition Battalion Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 2, 2009

    Partnering with the U.S. Paralympic Military Committee, Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB hosted a Train the Trainer clinic to assist with setting-up a Sports and Recreation program for injured 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. Training included aquatics-based activities; adapted track; sitting and standing volleyball; power cycling/spinning; and core strengthening.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Commander 'Sticks It To' 3rd ID Garrison Commander

    Oct 2, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga., readies troops for flu season.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Army confirms suspected H1N1-related death

    Oct 2, 2009

    A Soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., who died Sept. 10, possibly is the first H1N1-related death suffered by the U.S. armed forces.

  • Garrison recognizes top employees

    Oct 2, 2009

    Eight civilian employees were recognized by Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, during Fort Jackson's Employee of the Month ceremony at the Solomon Center Tuesday.

  • Afghan troop decision expected in matter of weeks

    Oct 2, 2009

    President Barack Obama is getting the ground-level perspective on Afghanistan, and soon will address the strategy and resources needed in the country.

  • Some troops in Iraq may face deployment extension

    Oct 2, 2009

    The deployments of about 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq could be extended in the weeks following the national election slated to occur in January, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

  • Stories, anecdotes: conversation with Joe Galloway

    Oct 14, 2011

    A consummate storyteller, Joe Galloway began his speech during the U.S. Army Medical Leadership Call, Blesse Auditorium Sept. 17 with an anecdote. "There are two MOSs that have got to stand up when the (bullets) start to fly and everybody else hits the ground; that's medics and photographers," he said.

  • Corps of Engineers deploys response teams to American Samoa after tsunami

    Sep 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the leadership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is deploying teams to American Samoa in response to the Sept. 29 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

  • Defense Personal Property Program

    Oct 1, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command, is implementing a new program called the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3, for moving Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) household goods. The cornerstone of DP3 is the Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS), which directly influences household carriers business with DoD.

  • Mount St. Helens team continues to work on solution for sediment

    Oct 1, 2009

    30 years after the Portland District became the only U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district in the continental U.S. to contend with an active volcano District engineers are working on a sediment plan.

  • Teenage Eagle Scout builds PT field for wounded warriors

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Benning has a new PT field, researched and engineered by 15-year-old Mark Yanoschik.

  • Woman survives breast cancer, shares story

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - I'm going to die one day, but it's not going to be from breast cancer," said Carmen Davis, marketing manager for Army Community Service. It was the same sentiment she told herself nearly six months ago when she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or "stage-zero" breast cancer.

  • Strong Bonds retreats strengthen marriages

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Finances, romance, communication, parenting, the in-laws - those are just a few of the topics discussed on a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, said Chaplain (CPT) Al Wall, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment.

  • Army stars light up Soldier show at Fort Benning

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show takes center stage at Wetherby Field at 8 p.m. today. The show is sponsored by I. A.M. STRONG, the Army's Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program, and AT&T.

  • Soldier looks to make mark driving

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Curtis Haney is following a dusty trail blazed by his father in the world of dirt track racing. Now, he's hoping to make a mark during his second season at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

  • USAMU Soldier gets perfect score of 600

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot their way onto the medal stand Sept. 23 at the 2009 International Rifle and Pistol Fall Selection "Champion of Champions" matches at Pool International Shooting Complex.

  • Kelley Hill wins 25-18

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Kelley Hill defeated the Rangers 25-18 in an intramural flag football game Monday at Essebagger Field.

  • Post to receive 44 electric cars under Army plan

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning expects to receive 44 new electric cars under an Army leasing plan announced earlier this year, said Peter Lukken, the garrison sustainability planner.

  • TP4 - another way to 'keep it moving'

    Oct 1, 2009

    Facing what Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, called a tsunami of equipment to be returned to the United States, the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is doubling its capacity to return some high-priority equipment in a quick and cost effective manner to the warfighter faster.

  • Foot technology takes step in right direction

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A painful foot blister or stress fracture can slow a Soldier down. One way the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) is helping troops combat the effects of daily ruck marches and running is to ensure they are properly fitted for combat boots and tennis shoes.

  • Faster + More Cost-Effectively = Responsible Retrograde

    Oct 1, 2009

    Moving materiel faster and cheaper, small team from 2nd Battalion - 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is making sure Responsible Retrograde is also rapid.

  • Post CSM picked for plum position

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CSM Darrin Bohn leaves for Afghanistan today to become the senior enlisted adviser to the deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, LTG David Rodriguez.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Microsoft Vista, Vista, Computers, Computer operating systems, technology, ASC, Army Sustainment Com

    Oct 1, 2009

    Army Sustainment Command headquarters computers are in the process of migrating to the Microsoft Vista operating system.

  • World War I First Sergeant a hero on the battlefield and beyond

    Oct 1, 2009

    Heeding the call to duty, Benjamin Kaufman leaves college to join the Army during World War I. In short order he becomes a first sergeant and battlefield hero. For the rest of his life he devoted his energy to veterans' issues.

  • Army's first students in new Warrior Leader Course graduate from Fort Bliss NCO Academy

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BLISS Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first students to study under the new 17-day Warrior Leader Course graduated from the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Soldier Hall on Monday, ready to take the leadership lessons they learned back to their units a

  • 59th Ordnance Brigade change of patch ceremony

    Oct 1, 2009

    Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Brigade

  • Sgt. Boatwright knocks to enter the boards

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. Jason E. Boatwright, National Capital Region, knocks on the door to enter the Soldier of the Year Board at the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2009. Soldiers participating in the competition are tested on mental endurance as well as physical.

  • Reviewing the binder

    Oct 1, 2009

    Master Sgt. Robert Bowman, Texas Tech University ROTC, and Sgt. 1st Class Corey King, TRADOC, review an event binder at the Best Soldier Competition while awaiting an appearance before the Soldier of the Year Board at Club Lee on Fort Lee Va., Sept. 28, 2009.

  • Spc. McPherson prepares

    Oct 1, 2009

    Spc. Darwynn McPherson, a competitor in the U.S. Army's Best Warrior competition prepares for the Soldier of the Year Board at Club Lee on Fort Lee, VA., 28 September, 2009. The Best Warrior Competition tests a soldiers mental endurance and composure as well as their skills in soldiering.

  • Spc. Becher starts the night course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Spc. Shiloh Becher gets his pacecount before starting the night Urban Warfighting Orienteering Course at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Becher is the 2009 Army Reserve Soldier of the Year.

  • Spc. Becher finishes the night course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Spc. Shiloh Becher finishes the night Urban Warfighting Orienteering Course at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Becher is the 2009 Army Reserve Soldier of the Year.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 1, 2009

    Warrior Transition Battalion squad leaders, platoon sergeants, occupational therapists, and physical therapists from Forts Stewart, Eustis, Polk, Leonard Wood, Bliss, Knox, Meade and the Warrior Transition Center in Virginia converged on Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion for a Train the Trainer Clinic, Sept. 21-23.

  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • VA warns veterans of telephone prescription scam

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to give credit card numbers over the phone to callers claiming they will update VA prescription information.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Spc. Becher on the night course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Spc. Shiloh Becher makes his way across post during the night Urban Warfighting Orienteering Course at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Becher is the 2009 Army Reserve Soldier of the Year.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • HEAT rollover training

    Oct 1, 2009

    U.S. Army competitors go through the HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) rollover training during the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 29, 2009.

  • Listening to instructions

    Oct 1, 2009

    U.S. Army competitors listen to instructions prior to a reflexive fire exercise during the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va., Sept 29, 2009.

  • 300 Army Reserve Positions Coming to New York

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Army Reserve's newest unit will officially "open for busi-ness" at Fort Totten on Sunday after conducting a traditional military activation ceremony.

  • Organizing equipment

    Oct 1, 2009

    U.S. Army competitors organize their equipment during the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va., Sept 29., 2009.

  • Sgt. Joines on the night course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. Cole Joines, National Capital Region, is one of 24 warriors competing Sept. 30 at the night urban warfare orienteering course during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sgt. 1st Class King plots his course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Corey King, representing the Training and Doctrine Command, uses the chemical fluorescent light and the Defense Advanced Global Positioning System to plot a course through the night urban warfare orienteering course during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • CSIAca,!E+publishes papers of Gen. Donn Starry

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Donn Starry presented the Combined Arms Research Library with a copy of "Press On!," a two-volume collection of his personal papers published by the Combat Studies Institute, during a ceremony Sept. 25 at the library. Starry, who commanded Training and Doctrine Command from 1977 to 1981, is credited with laying out the principles for AirLand Battle doctrine that synchronized all assets on the battlefield.

  • Campbell re-establishes Family commitment

    Oct 1, 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.

  • Journalists learn about Army life

    Oct 1, 2009

    This is the second year for "Bridging the Gap: A Military Experience for Journalists," funded by the McCormick Foundation and operated by the University of Kansas and the Combined Arms Center. Journalists spent a week at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Leavenworth learning about aspects of Army life - from the time civilians enter an inprocessing center and emerge as uniformed Soldiers to the time Army majors undergo leadership education at the Command and General Staff College. The McCormick grant has also included a course shared between CGSC and undergraduates at KU.

  • Steppe Eagle exercise increases interoperability

    Oct 1, 2009

    A wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept. 25, marked the culmination of the multinational information exchange exercise Steppe Eagle 2009. Steppe Eagle is held annually and brings together Soldiers from the British, Kazakhstan and U.S. Armies to improve the military orders process, staff functions and battle tracking. It also teaches Soldiers how to work together within a coalition.

  • Fort Stewart Soldier Fishing Day Fun For Whole Family

    Oct 1, 2009

    More than 125 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, Family Members, Army Civilians and guests endured the hot Georgia sun and merciless humidity as they lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for five hours of fishing fun, Sept. 26. To ensure the event's success, the Directorate of Public Works' Fish and Wildlife Branch stocked the pond with 750 pounds of 12 to 14-inch long catfish, according to Susan Chipple, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Soldiers, Families Run to Top of the Rock

    Oct 1, 2009

    The seventh annual Top of the Rock Run, held at Fort Stewart, Sept. 26, turned out to be very much an Army Family event.

  • Domestic violence: love shouldn't hurt

    Oct 1, 2009

    Nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey finding. Sound shocking' When you consider only one-quarter of all physical assaults, one-fifth of all rapes and one-half of all stalkings perpetuated against women by intimate partners are reported, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the number of victims of domestic violence in the United States is staggering.

  • Soldier brings back silver from World Wrestling Championships

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became the United States' second Greco-Roman wrestler to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver in the heavyweight division of the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at the MesseCenter in Herning Sept. 27.

  • Madigan establishes seasonal, H1N1 flu vaccination program

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Materiel Enterprise at FOB Kalsu - sized to meet the mission

    Oct 1, 2009

    A small team of expert sustainers delivers the full effect of the Materiel Enterprise all the way to forward operating bases. Brigade Logistics Support Teams (BLST - as in 'blast') are harnessing the vast resources of Army Materiel Command and putting them to use on the battlefield.

  • FORSCOM employee excels at fitness competition

    Oct 1, 2009

    For all the euphoria that Theresa Winterhalter, executive assistant for U.S. Army Forces Command G3, gets from participating in tri-fitness competitions, her introduction to the sport came under less than perfect times. It was 2005 and she was serving in the Army Reserves when she was mobilized, ending up in Tampa, Fla., to work at the U.S. Army Central Command headquarters.

  • Slithering serpents make even bravest Soldier shake

    Oct 1, 2009

    Hilarious commentary written by a Guardian staff writer -- and veteran -- about a home encounter with snakes.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Warrior Leader Course builds next generation of NCO leaders

    Oct 1, 2009

    Throughout 2009, the Army has placed emphasis on the importance of an experienced Noncommissioned Officers Corps and the need for competent NCOs to train a command's Soldiers by designating this the "Year of the NCO." But how do you develop the quality NCOs needed to be true leaders during a time when the military faces a two-front war' On Fort Polk, one of the steps in that development happens at the Warrior Leadership Course, formally known as the NCO Academy.

  • H1N1: Facts & Acts

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Starry presents papers to Combined Arms Research Library

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Donn A. Starry, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's second commanding general, presented his personal papers to the Combined Arms Research Library in a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 25. Starry's papers are a two-volume collection titled Press On!, published by the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute.

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