Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Camp gives kids taste of deployment

    Oct 1, 2009

    It was no ordinary day at Sledgehammer Field on Kelley Hill as platoons performed physical fitness and practiced marching, Sept. 19. The training was for the children of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers to learn what their parents might encounter while deployed to Iraq.

  • H1N1 a factor in Soldier's death

    Oct 1, 2009

    Autopsy results have concluded that the recent death of a Fort Jackson, S.C., Basic Combat Training Soldier was caused by pneumonia due to the H1N1 flu.

  • One-Stop Shop Open for Hunter Servicemembers, Families

    Oct 1, 2009

    A crowd gathered in the humid air outside the newly-renovated $3.5 million Soldier and Family Services Center at Hunter Army Airfield for a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 23. Among those attending were Servicemembers, Family Members, Army Civilians and leaders including Installation Management Command Southeast Director Dave Tindoll, who participated in ceremony and stayed to tour the building afterward.

  • Tiger Brigade deploys first combat advisors

    Oct 1, 2009

    The capstone ceremony for the combat advisor Class 81 etched another page in the history books of Tigerland, which is the area used by the 162nd Infantry Brigade to train combat advisors. Their graduation Sept. 18 was a high-spirited farewell to the Soldiers after the completion of their highly intense, 20-day training rotation. Col. Mark A. Bertolini, the 162nd Infantry Brigade commander, sparked things off with an electrifying definition of what's in store for this first class of combat advisors.

  • AMC honored in Value Engineering

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Material Command and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command were honored for being exceptional examples of value engineering by SAVE International during a Congressional Education reception Sept. 17.

  • Public Lands Day Uncovers History

    Oct 1, 2009

    With a little water and a good heart, more than 20 volunteers uncovered a lot of history during Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's observance of National Public Lands Day with a clean up of Bragg and Dreggars cemeteries, Sept. 26.

  • Fort Irwin Oktoberfest full of fun

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 1, 2009

  • D Battery Soldiers drive training mission for combat advisors

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Soldiers of D Battery, 5th Battalion, 353rd Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, instructed its first M1151A1 driver training class for Class 81's combat advisors Sept. 16. The class included 63 Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen headed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Reup in the Sky

    Oct 1, 2009

    An Army firefighter and Milwaukee recruiter re-enlists while suspended more than 40 feet above ground on the bucket of a fire truck ladder.

  • 2nd HET heeds call of duty

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • Fallen Soldier's Hometown Dedicates Street in His Honor

    Oct 1, 2009

    A Soldier's name will live on, not just in spirit, as city council members of Conway, S.C., named a street after the fallen hero, Sept. 25. On the one-year anniversary of his death, Fort Stewart-based Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined the Conway community to honor Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr. at a street dedication ceremony held at the Rosehaven Subdivision.

  • Year of the NCO: BNCOC Leaves Stewart, Goes Online

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Noncommissioned Officer Education System is a key component in the training of NCOs. The Warrior Leaders Course, Basic NCO Course, and Advance NCO Course are requirementS for all NCOs as they get promoted.

  • First Ordnance Soldiers arrive to Fort Lee

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Ordnance School began saying farewell to more than 92 years of history at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as the first wave of advanced individual training Soldiers arrived Sept. 23 to Fort Lee. More than 500 ordnance Soldiers got their first look at the state-of-the-art facilities and were assigned rooms in the new barracks, before training began Monday at the school's $700 million campus.

  • "Fort Knox" strip inspired by post

    Oct 1, 2009

    The story is about a comic strip that's based on the illustrator's real life experiences as an Army brat. He loved living at Fort Knox and loved the winter weather he knew little about as a kid. The strip is named 'Fort Knox' and the characters in the strip are based on Boscacci's real Army family, although his father is now retired from active duty.

  • 10th Trans Accepts CCMRF Mission

    Oct 1, 2009

    After the events of Sept. 11, the likelihood of a terrorist attack on America has become a very real and possible threat to most Americans. However, if this threat becomes a reality, the Soldiers of the 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade will be ready.

  • New Sustainment Center patch signifies 'One Team'

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a ceremony at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters Sept. 25, Soldiers replaced the former Combined Arms Support Command patch with the new SCoE patch.

  • BRAC deadline remains unchanged

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a press conference Sept. 22, Congressman Jim Moran announced the extension of a deadline for DoD agencies to vacate leased buildings, which are not in compliance with anti-terrorism standards.

  • Mass notification system keeps post residents in the know

    Oct 1, 2009

    In the case of a natural disaster, Fort Belvoir residents can expect to receive information through the post's mass notification loudspeaker system, "Giant Voice."

  • Staff Sgt. Butler works the crowd

    Oct 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Arron Butler works the crowd during the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). The twenty contestants in the Best Warrior Competition start the second day of competition in front of hundreds of cheering Initial Entry Training Soldiers with a competitive APFT.

  • Spc. Becher is interviewed after PT

    Oct 1, 2009

    Spc. Shiloh Becher is interviewed by Spc. Jeremiah Richardson after the Army Physical Fitness Test at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Becher is the Army Reserve Soldier of the Year.

  • Staff Sgt. Butler runs

    Oct 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler, center, competes in the two-mile run during the Army Physical Fitness Test at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Butler is the Army Reserve NCO of the Year.

  • Teamwork helps bring water to Q-West

    Oct 1, 2009

    Aggressive efforts spearheaded by Mississippi Guardsmen and civilian contractors to end the water shortage at Contingency Operation Location Q-West have begun to show results.

  • Four teens earn Eagle badges from Belvoir Troop 118

    Oct 1, 2009

    Saturday was a special night for four local teens, as they joined the ranks of Eagle Scout with Fort Belvoir's Boy Scout Troop 118.

  • EDUCATION A PRIORITY WITH THE 515TH CSSB

    Oct 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The 515th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, CSSB, maintains a knowledge center which provides a place where Soldiers can go to improve in their military and civilian professions.

  • International Military students visit the home of the 'Big Red One'

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley recently hosted 108 international military students who are attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. More than 80 different countries were represented, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • The Nez Perce War of 1877

    Oct 1, 2009

    On October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph formally surrendered to U.S. Army forces near Bear Paw Mountain, Montana Territory.

  • ARMY MAJOR GENERAL SHARES PERSONAL STORY TO BATTLE SUICIDE STIGMA

    Oct 1, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and wife, Carol, agreed to share their personal story as a closing to Army Suicide Prevention Month, having lost their son Kevin to suicide in June 2003. Seven months later, the Grahams lost their other son Jeffrey, who was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Khaldiyah, Iraq.

  • Picatinny awarded two grants as part of American Recovery, Reinvestment Act

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Park Village receives environmental recognition

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Residential Communities Initiative program recently received its 26th award since beginning its program at the installation.

  • Chemical engineer awarded first ARDEC Science Fellowship

    Oct 1, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, commanding general of the Research, Development and Engineering Command, presented the first Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Science Fellowship to ARDEC chemical engineer Thelma Manning during an ARDEC town-hall meeting here Aug. 31.

  • Fort Riley hosts IMCOM 'Fellows'

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Two new employees arrived at Fort Riley recently in hopes of gaining a perspective on how a garrison installation runs. These new employees will use the knowledge gained to serve at Installation Management Command headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas upon completion of an IMCOM Fellows program.

  • Partnerships with a purpose

    Oct 1, 2009

    Schools, organizations, and Soldiers gathered for the Partnership in Education reception at the Officers' Club Tuesday night to create new partnerships and celebrate old ones, one of which has been going on for more than 20 years.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large lab second year in a row

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • USACE brings new technology to AFRICOM joint exercise in Uganda

    Oct 1, 2009

    Corps of Engineers team deploys to Uganda with forces from all U.S services and from five East African partner nations - Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

  • Picatinny's PEO AMMO receives new leadership

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition welcomed a new leader during a ceremony here Sept. 18.

  • U.S., Iraqi engineers build strong foundations for citizens of Iraq

    Oct 1, 2009

    More than 100 senior level USACE and Iraqi engineers meet to discuss engineering capabilities and plan the path forward in security and reconstruction efforts.

  • Joint U.S., Iraqi military medical conference

    Oct 1, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For the first time at al-Muthana Military Hospital, the only Iraqi military hospital in Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi Army doctors gathered for a joint medical conference to share knowledge and experience, Sept. 30.

  • Ironhorse medics adapt, never rest

    Oct 1, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Adapting to new environments can be part of a Soldier's everyday life -especially when deployed to Iraq.

  • Hawaii County signs Army Community Covenant

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Portal opens new lines of collaboration

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Jackson has a new tool that allows the easy sharing of knowledge and information. That tool, Sharepoint, is just a mouse click away.

  • On the ropes

    Oct 1, 2009

    Pvt. Romeo Hilgart, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, negotiates the one-rope bridge obstacle Monday. The rope bridge is one of several obstacles that are part of Victory Tower, which is designed to instill confidence in Soldiers early in their Basic Combat Training cycle.

  • NCO driven by desire to excel

    Oct 1, 2009

    In the eight years Staff Sgt. David Townsend has served, he has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Naples, Italy. He has also been deployed to Iraq.

  • Luncheon set to bring Hispanic culture to Fort Jackson

    Oct 1, 2009

    Through music, dance, food and reflection, Fort Jackson will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with a luncheon Oct. 6.

  • In their sights

    Oct 1, 2009

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment take aim during basic rifle marksmanship training Sept. 28.

  • Garrison recognizes top employees

    Oct 1, 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.

  • First new homes ready in December

    Oct 1, 2009

    One year after the groundbreaking ceremony for new housing on Fort Jackson, the first group of new homes will be completed in December. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 3, will mark the completion of some homes for junior enlisted Soldiers and their families, said Emma Watson, Residential Communities Initiatives director.

  • Annual mud race strengthens camaraderie

    Oct 1, 2009

    A few months ago I was asked by one of the company commanders in my battalion to be on his team for this year's Marine Corps Mud Run. The Mud Run is an annual event held at McCrady Training Center pretty much sums up the event.

  • Chairman of the board

    Oct 1, 2009

    Karl Schmitt, 17, practices skateboard tricks at Wildcat Skate Park Tuesday. The park is located behind the NCO Club and is open to ID card holders and their guests daily from dusk until dawn. It offers a variety of grind rails, grind boxes and other obstacles.

  • European training center welcomes new Commander of Operations Group

    Oct 1, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Col. John M. Spiszer was officially welcomed as the commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's (JMRC's) Operations Group, Tuesday, during an assumption of command ceremony at the airfield, here.

  • Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

    Oct 1, 2009

    Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

  • Ward reports on Africa Command progress

    Oct 1, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command is a "listening command" that has added value to U.S. government programs on the continent, the command's top military officer told the Atlantic Council recently.

  • Odierno: continued progress in Iraq could speed withdrawal

    Oct 1, 2009

    The United States may be able to draw down troop levels in Iraq quicker than anticipated if progress continues there, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq said.

  • Wounded warrior, wife, share experiences with Schweinfurt community

    Oct 1, 2009

    One hundred twenty-nine pints of blood poured into Lt. Col. Greg Gadson's body in the single night that Soldiers, doctors and a vast team of others brought together by a roadside bomb fought together to save his life.

  • Korean War veteran laid to rest after 59 years

    Oct 23, 2012

    A slow, rumbling drumbeat echoed across the hillsides of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation last weekend as a horse-drawn wagon carried the remains of a Korean War veteran home.

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