Archive: Oct 2009

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    Oct 30, 2009

    Joint Mulitinational Training Command

  • Pre-deployment briefings prepare families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers and family members of 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) continue with preparations for the upcoming deployment having recently completed the family pre-deployment preparation phase Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Conn Community Club in Schweinfurt.

  • Army Surgeon General visits HMEDDAC "Best Medics"

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity headquarters Wednesday to offer personal congratulations to two HMEDDAC Soldiers. The two Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk and Sgt. Charles L. Smith, were recently named the Department of the Army's "Best Medics" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Proper Planning Key to Success During JC10

    Oct 30, 2009

    More than 1,000 service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working together alongside Israeli troops during Juniper Cobra 2010.

  • Europe-based Soldiers semifinalists for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Three Europe-based Soldiers are among 12 members of the U.S. military Family selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Webcam complements health care services

    Oct 30, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Tricare is now offering a new web-based behavioral health care service. Beneficiary must have access to a Skype account to use the service. The main goal of the program is to use new technologies to enhance beneficiaries' health care experience

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Chaplain assistants conduct monthly training at JBB

    Oct 30, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplain assistants with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, held a monthly training session at which members participated in role-playing scenarios and exchanged ideas Oct. 28 at the Provider Chapel annex.

  • Directorate of Materiel

    Oct 29, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's Materiel Enterprise is taking shape at camps, posts and stations all across the world under a new name: Directorate of Materiel (DOM). Army Materiel Command and Installation Management Command are realigning function within what had been called Directorates of Logistics (DOL). AMC is taking responsibility for installation-level maintenance activities, certain supply operations and ammunition supply functions, while IMCOM will retain its transportation, services and support missions.

  • Spray foam to improve energy efficiency

    Oct 29, 2009

    Many Soldiers know what it's like to be in Iraq during the summer when it gets to be 130 degrees, and more, living in a tent or sleeping under the stars. That has been a thing of the past on most posts in Iraq.

  • 208th Finance Soldiers recognized

    Oct 29, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2009)--Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 208th Finance Detachment are recognized by Gen. Carter F. Ham, USAREUR commanding general for their hardwork and sacrifice in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.

  • Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

    Oct 29, 2009

    A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation's closure in September 2011.

  • Civic, business leaders participate in airborne training

    Oct 29, 2009

    More than a dozen community, civic and business leaders, to include Miss North Carolina Katherine Southard, gathered to participate in airborne training Oct 27.

  • ROCKSAca,!E+celebrates 35 years of service

    Oct 29, 2009

    Members of the Fort Leavenworth Buffalo Soldier Chapter of ROCKS Inc. celebrated the organization's 35th anniversary with a ceremony Oct. 22 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Hall.

  • SAMSAca,!E+seminar tries PechaKucha Night in Kansas City

    Oct 29, 2009

    Students of Seminar 4 in the School of Advanced Military Studies gave a presentation about design and critical thinking in the Army at PechaKucha Night Oct. 22 at Crosstown Station in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Breaking Army Recruiter Stigmas

    Oct 29, 2009

    An Army recruiter from Kenosha, Wis., volunteers to coach a high school diving team. He helps to overcome their fear of new diving techniques by reading citations of Medal of Honor recipients. Members of the team improves their scores from the previous year and develop a new sense of what a Soldier is like.

  • Fort Hood captain receives commendation from British military

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Capt. Brent Harrington was presented a Joint Commander's Commendation from the British Army at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Oct. 28 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Soldier learns to dance while deployed in Iraq

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Truly an American Soldier

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Truly an American Soldier

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Depot takes Red Ribbon campaign to Coldwater

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Truly an American Soldier

    Oct 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - "I am an American Soldier." It is the first line of the Soldier's Creed and something that many Soldiers take for granted. According to Spc. Yochanah Best, a paralegal specialist with the 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, the words really stuck out in her mind when she first joined the Army.

  • HIRED! program helps teen learn customer service skills

    Oct 29, 2009

    ABERDEEN, Md. - A C. Milton Wright High School sophomore is learning customer service skills first hand by working at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Bowling Center this fall.

  • Depot partners with GDLS to reset Strykers

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Greene creates training tracking tool for LMP

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Dear Clinic provides update on flu vaccines

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Mechanics generate power packs by mating, ground hopping

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Depot represented at Business Expo

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Former enlisted Soldier feels status quo is never good enough

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Army career path that took Maj. Rizwan Shah, Company G-4 tactical officer, to where he is today is a long and winding one. He began wearing enlisted stripes. Then those stripes were replaced with the silver bar and black squares of the warrant officer corps.

  • Little ones do some growing

    Oct 29, 2009

    Children from the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Center pre-kindergarten course get some help from Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander (center, in uniform) and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenny Leonguerrero, USAG command sergeant major (not pictured) while planting tullip bulbs Oct. 28. The children planted the bulbs around the Installation Management Command-Southeast building's sign to help beautify the area.

  • Five Soldiers become citizens

    Oct 29, 2009

    A Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, had family day Oct. 22. Unlike every other family day, which starts with a ceremony followed by free time with the family, this BCT family day included a citizenship ceremony for five Soldiers who, through basic training, became citizens of the United States.

  • Therapist discusses parenting practices with military

    Oct 29, 2009

    Parenting isn't an easy job. That might be the only truth people received about parenting. Hal Runkel, a licensed family marriage therapist and author of "ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool," , spoke with members of the community about parenting, Oct. 21 in the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • BTO: West Point NCOs are a vital part of cadet learning experience

    Oct 29, 2009

    As a vital part of the U.S. Corps of Cadets staff, detachment sergeants provide cadets a wellspring of guidance on technical and tactical knowledge, as well as team-building skills necessary for new officers to accomplish their missions.

  • Scientists from India collaborate on Army energy challenges

    Oct 29, 2009

    Scientists, engineers and professors from the United States and India recently met to find ways to solve the critical power and energy challenges faced by both nations.

  • Rockets, RPGs and machine gun fire challenge helicopter crews

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Soldiers of Company B, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Fort Eustis, Va., completed aerial gunnery training at Fort Sill Oct. 16 as part of mobilization training for their deployment in support of overseas contingency operations.

  • Colonel promoted to principal for day

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - The children at William M. Finch Elementary were welcomed to school Oct. 27 by their new principal: Col. Deborah B. Grays. As part of a relationship building program, Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, took on the role normally filled by the school's principal, Dr. Linda Paden.

  • Winn Rockin' & Rollin' During Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

    Oct 29, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital hosts a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Oct. 27-30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., for 3rd ID Family members as well as Retirees and their Family Members. So far more than 800 Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Vaccines have been administered to healthy individuals between the ages of 2-49.

  • First Army holds initial Army Family Action Plan conference

    Oct 29, 2009

    First Army Family members now have a voice when it comes to letting installation and unit commanders know how they feel about the needs and concerns that affect Army Families and their military communities.

  • Army Accessions leaders discuss '09 success story

    Oct 29, 2009

    ARMY ACCESSIONS COMMAND PAO FORT MONROE, Va. - The cup ranneth over for the Army accessions mission in FY09. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command enlisted 70,045 new Soldiers against a requirement for 65,000. U.S. Army Cadet Command's mission of 4,500 new second lieutenants via ROTC was exceeded by 92. Of the Officer Candidate School's 2,450 graduates, Army recruiters accounted for 1,604 of them, the most ever for USAREC.

  • "Always a Soldier" program gets new manager

    Oct 29, 2009

    Debra Y. Coleman became the new program manager for the "Always a Soldier" program at headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command Oct. 26. Coleman was previously a staff action control officer at AMC.

  • MNC-I CSM visits Q-West

    Oct 29, 2009

    Multi-National Corps - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe speaks to a group of junior service members at the dining facility here Oct. 22.

  • Belvoir servicemembers part of 'Salute to the Stars'

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The Washington Wizards NBA basketball team may have some big name players, but on Oct. 21, the athletes took time to recognize the stars who make up the military.

  • Silver Star for Vietnam PaddyRat

    Oct 29, 2009

    Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John W. Nicholson received a Silver Star for heroism during time as military advisor to Vietnamese Army Civil Guard/Self Defense Corps in December 1963 at a ceremony at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va., Oct. 28, 2009, 46 years after he led the remnants of the unit he was advising back to the scene of an eight hour fire fight and rescued 14 wounded ARVN Soldiers, retreating with them while under attack through the night to the field command post. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Cushman pinned on the medal he had recommended years earlier and thought had been awarded in a Military District of Washington Special Review hosted by Brig. Gen. (P) Karl R. Horst.

  • Volunteers needed to escort WWII Vets on Honor Flight

    Oct 29, 2009

    Many years from now, in the twilight of your life, you may decide to make the trek to Washington, D.C., to visit your war memorial, visit your fallen friends, and reminisce about your days when you fought for freedom. For thousands of World War II veterans, that time is now - and those veterans need your support.

  • Army Accessions leaders discuss '09 success story

    Oct 29, 2009

    The cup ranneth over for the Army accessions mission in FY09. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command enlisted 70,045 new Soldiers against a requirement for 65,000. U.S. Army Cadet Command's mission of 4,500 new second lieutenants via ROTC was exceeded by 92. Of the Officer Candidate School's 2,450 graduates, Army recruiters accounted for 1,604 of them, the most ever for USAREC.

  • Fort Carson Soldier helps save hit-and-run victim

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Belvoir directors 'Walk a Mile' to understand disabilities

    Oct 29, 2009

    A group of directors from Fort Belvoir stepped out of their comfort zone Oct. 22 and participated in the "Walk a Mile in my Shoes" program.

  • Army using 'stimulus' funding to repair dams, recreation areas

    Oct 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using part of its $4.6 billion in stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve dams, waterways and recreation areas across America.

  • Commentary: Speechless ... able-bodied Belvoir employee finds his voice for the disabled

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Last Friday, I spent four short hours unable to speak aloud to my co-workers, to my boss, and even to my wife. What I realized during my few short hours in this disabled state was that a person with a verbal disability has to think four steps ahead of everyone else, has to be very efficient in their preparations, and needs high-tech, high-cost gadgets to simply stay afloat in this fast-paced world.

  • Fort Sill commander uses social media

    Oct 29, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Fort Sill and the Fires Center of Excellence have gone Web 2.0.

  • Honorary Soldier's dream comes true with special ceremony

    Oct 29, 2009

    Two incredible things happened to Christopher Coleman Oct. 21. His dreams of being a Soldier in the U.S. Army were fulfilled - and he got to retire 15 minutes later.

  • Belvoir highlights community ties with annual breakfast

    Oct 29, 2009

    Fort Belvoir commander Col. Jerry Blixt told community leaders and installation partners that a focus on the post's personnel, infrastructure and community is the key to maintaining the post's viability Tuesday during the installation's Community Relations Breakfast.

  • Thousands hit the road to answer CG's Challenge

    Oct 29, 2009

    Thousands of Soldiers, school children, family members and civilians gathered on Polo Field to fall into fitness with the CG's Challenge - Western Miles program Oct. 23. More than 6,000 turned out for the walk and run challenge after it was rescheduled from Oct. 8.

  • 3ID headquarters battalion assumes responsibility of Iraq mission

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Critical groups get first H1N1 shots

    Oct 29, 2009

    Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital began giving vaccinations for the H1N1 influenza virus this week.

  • G-8: Army must show taxpayers value, especially in recession

    Oct 29, 2009

    During the current economic downturn, the Army must show both Congress and the American taxpayer that it is getting value for every dollar it receives, said the Army's outgoing G-8.

  • Awarding 50 years of government service

    Oct 29, 2009

    TITLE:Awarding 50 years of government service WEB LINK: www.5sigcmd.army.mil Mr Hollis award GEN Ham BG Smith.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr. (left), commander, 5th Signal Command, stand with Winston A. Hollis (center) in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command) Mr Hollis award GEN Ham.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, applaudes Winston A. Hollis in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command)

  • Up to us all to make a safe and happy Halloween

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Fort Sill Garrison commander uses his weekly column to give good advise to parents of trick or treaters Saturday.

  • Post Hospital announces H1N1 immunization schedule

    Oct 29, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga - Martin Army Community Hospital announces H1N1 Mist immunization schedule for eligible beneficiary groups. "On Monday, November 2, we begin immunizing patients with the H1N1 Live, Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine (LAIV) by appointment in the Family Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic, said Dr. Mario Caycedo, Officer in Charge of the clinic. Patients fall into very specific groups according to the CDC, he added. Patients can request the H1N1 vaccination for their child if they are already at a scheduled appointment.

  • 3-5 Platoon, 603rd Avn Wins Hunter Flag Football Championship

    Oct 29, 2009

    On Oct. 21, the 3-5 Platoon of the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion became the 2009 Hunter Army Airfield Intramural Football Champions with a 12-6 victory over the 473rd Quartermaster Company.

  • 260th QM Soldiers Run, 'Paint the Town Pink'

    Oct 29, 2009

    On and off the battlefield, servicemembers came together to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their brethren, and the Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers of the 260th Quartermaster Battalion shouldered the distress call from one of their own. Soldier's voices rang out as they sang in cadence, "Paint the town pink," an intonation they wrote especially for the run. As the Soldiers passed supportive citizens along the streets, children stood outside of schools and daycare centers along the route and held pink, red, white and blue balloons while cheering for the troops. The Paint the Town Pink initiative run was an effort to bring awareness to Soldiers, their Families, and those in the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

  • Great Finds Abound at Stewart-Hunter Great FMWR Yard Sale

    Oct 29, 2009

    Customers came in a steady stream and in large numbers, anxious to look through thousands of bargains on hundreds of tables at the Club Stewart and Hunter Credit Union parking lots and in housing areas of both posts, Oct. 24.

  • Golf pros tee off to teach children life skills, game fundamentals

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - Unlike golf's goal to shoot under the par, exceeding the standard is the goal of the golf lessons being offered to children in the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community.

  • 90th HR, 3rd SB, 3rd ID Returns Home

    Oct 29, 2009

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from 90th Human Resources Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Stewart from a 12-month deployment to Kuwait, Saturday.

  • Military Families - the Army's heart and soul

    Oct 29, 2009

    ATLANTA - Families are the heart and soul of the Army. They take care of our Soldiers so the troops can concentrate on their mission, work beside us in paid and volunteer roles to serve our customers and provide valuable input regarding the quality of care they and their servicemembers receive.

  • Vanguards Reach Out to Community

    Oct 29, 2009

    Every year, on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of people across the U.S. reach out to those in need as part of a national day to help others. This year, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined in on the nationwide effort and turned "Make a Difference Day" into an ongoing community outreach program.

  • 2nd HBCT Cases Colors, Says Farewell

    Oct 29, 2009

    The Spartan Brigade marked the beginning of their fourth deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom by casing their brigade colors in a ceremony held on Cottrell Field, Oct. 23.

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers Kick Off Deployment

    Oct 29, 2009

    When Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division waved "goodbye" to their loved ones and climbed on the bus that took them to the plane to haul them overseas, they were not going to Iraq. Not just yet. After almost 48 hours, Sledgehammer Soldiers stepped off the plane in Ali Al Salem in Kuwait City. This time without the fanfare, they loaded another bus headed for the first leg of their deployment: Camp Buehring.

  • Barracks initiative improves quality of life, eases burden on first sergeants

    Oct 29, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Responsibility for all single Soldier barracks at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels will soon transfer from units to garrison employees-a change that will make a big difference in the lives of single Soldiers and their first sergeants. As part of the Army's First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative, a team within the Department of Public Works Housing division will soon be responsible for all administrative responsibilities of Hohenfels barracks, freeing units and first sergeants of the huge workload associated with running them while simultaneously improving Soldier quality of life.

  • The long way home

    Oct 29, 2009

  • Community leaders gather at A&M to sign Army Covenant

    Oct 29, 2009

  • U.S.-Indian Armies wrap up historic exercise

    Oct 29, 2009

    With a massive display of firepower and teamwork, the U.S. and Indian armies finished their largest joint military exercise to date, as about 250 U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 14th Cavalry Squadron, based out of Hawaii, brought 17 of their Stryker combat vehicles and paired with the Indian army's 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion at one of India's premier military training sites.

  • President Obama signs Defense Authorization Act

    Oct 29, 2009

    Obama hailed the act, which contains $680.2 billion in military budget authority, as transformational legislation that targets wasteful defense spending.

  • Sheriff Cell 17 takes care of convoy emergencies

    Oct 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Convoys arrive at, depart from and pass through one of Iraq's primary logistics hubs, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, every day.

  • Safety officials say electronic charging units a hot issue

    Oct 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Hot commodities on the gift-giving market are turning into a hotter issue for safety officials. Electronic charging units designed for use in motor vehicles for a variety of portable music players and other electronic gadgets have been identified as culprits responsible for vehicle fires.

  • USACE 'value engineers' save Europe District $150 million in 2009

    Oct 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District value engineering program identified more potential savings on projects ....

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Reorganization

    Oct 28, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is currently engaged in a four-phased reorganization designed to optimize the delivery of health care support to the Army, Soldiers,family members and all other eligible Military Health System beneficiaries. The reorganization reduces MEDCOM's Regional Medical Commands (RMCs) and Regional Dental Commands (RDCs) from four to three in CONUS and aligns them with their TRICARE regional office boundaries.

  • Fort Irwin Commanding General

    Oct 28, 2009

    Brigidier General Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA

  • 12 semifinalists selected for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 28, 2009

    Twelve members of the U.S. military Family have been selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater here.

  • Army delivers first HAP check to spouse of fallen warrior

    Oct 28, 2009

    Just over three weeks after funds became available under the new, expanded Homeowners Assistance Program, Julie Walters became the first surviving spouse of a fallen warrior to receive assistance.

  • 'Still Serving Veterans' wins Army Spirit of Hope Award

    Oct 28, 2009

    Still Serving Veterans, a non-profit service organization that has helped more than 1,200 wounded veterans and their families reintegrate into new careers and communities, received the Army's 2008 Spirit of Hope Award at the Pentagon, Oct. 27.

  • Long Knives support 'Scout-O-Rama'

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers, assigned to A Company, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade, Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" donated their Saturday and a military vehicle in support of Killeen's 'Scout-O-Rama' at the Killeen Special Events Center Oct. 17.

  • Gen. Carter F. Ham visits Immediate Response 2010

    Oct 28, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, GEORGIA (Oct. 27, 2009)--Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, receives a demonstration on the capability of a Georgian amphibious assault vehicle Oct. 27 here. Immediate Response 2010, a bilateral, combined U.S. and Georgian exercise to prepare for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan, kicked off Oct. 27 and will continue through Nov. 7 in the Vaziani Training Area near Tbilisi. This exercise is the third Immediate Response exercise to be conducted with Georgia.

  • Ready for Halloween

    Oct 28, 2009

    Pumpkin, carved by 1st Lt. Joshua S. McCaskill, sports the FA crest. FA Commandant wishes safe and happy Halloween to Redlegs and their families throughout the world.

  • U.S. NCOs develop their Iraqi counterparts

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAGHDAD-A dedication to leading and training Soldiers sets a non-commissioned officer apart from all other ranks of military service, but in order to lead, a good NCO knows you must first learn to follow.

  • Army Senior Enlisted Leaders discuss NCO development and ARFORGEN

    Oct 28, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior enlisted advisor, hosted a summit with senior enlisted advisors from across the Army to focus on synchronizing education and leader development within the Army Force Generation model here today.

  • Social Media is way of life: learn it, live it, deal with it

    Oct 28, 2009

    Social Media is way of life: learn it, live it, deal with it

  • Dynamics Of Working At Redstone Shared With Students

    Oct 28, 2009

    Redstone Arsenal's "wow" factor was on display Friday for about 120 college juniors and seniors interested in engineering, management information systems, accounting, finance, procurement, operations management, supply chain and enterprise resource planning. During College Day, the students toured the Prototype Integration Facility, Software Engineering Directorate, Redstone Test Center and the propulsion areas at Marshall Space Flight Center to get an idea of the projects they might work on as civilian employees for the Aviation and Missile Command or the other 50 federal agencies located on the Arsenal. "There are a significant number of job opportunities here and there's a lot of opportunity in the midst of the organizations moving here," AMCOM deputy commander Ronnie Chronister told the students. "What all this means is there will be opportunities for you and your peers for employment here." Speaking to the group at Heiser Hall at the beginning of their daylong visit, Chronister told the students that Redstone Arsenal can offer them a lot of hands-on opportunities to make a difference in the nation's overseas contingency operations and the day-to-day survival of Soldiers at war. The students saw some of the Arsenal's aircraft and missile systems perform in an AMCOM video, which included an Apache firing a Hellfire missile, a Black Hawk delivering a box of NLOS missiles to a remote location and a firing of a Patriot missile. "All the science and technology, the engineering, that went into building the Apache helicopter or Hellfire missile ... all the science and technology for aviation and missile systems is managed at this Arsenal," Chronister said.

  • Youngsters See Science and Math Hands-On

    Oct 28, 2009

    Pingpong balls and lava lamps brought the lessons of microgravity down to earth for sixth and seventh grade students who visited educator William Heard's mini-science lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center during the third annual Space and Missile Defense Student Day. "You guys ready to learn some cool stuff'" Heard asked students from Randolph School and Fairview Middle School. He asked the students if they knew about Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss mathematician and scientist who lived in the 18th century and who is remembered for his applications of mathematical equations involving the flow of fluids in terms of speed, pressure and potential energy. Heard told them much of modern technology, especially aerodynamics, is based on Bernoulli's formulas. From the looks on the students' faces, the "stuff" didn't seem so cool anymore. "This guy was French. He lived in the 1700s. Way back then he was talking about some of the forces acting on nature, some of the things that are the principles of how airplanes actually work," Heard said, as he drove his message into the 21st century. "Bernoulli's Principle explains the lift and drag of airplanes, and the effect of air pressure. It's about microgravity." Then the "cool stuff" did happen. The students tried their own "lift and drag" experiment with two cups and a pingpong ball. The idea was to blow over the cup containing the ball so that the ball was pushed up and out of the cup, landing in the second cup. "By blowing over the cup, you are changing the air pressure inside the cup," Heard said. "Blowing across the cup generates a difference in the pressure in the cup and causes the ball to go from one area of high pressure to an area of low pressure." Heard also used 1960s lava lamp entertainment to further demonstrate the effect microgravity has on fluid. The demonstration was among eight exhibits from government and industry representatives that participated in the Space and Missile Defense Student Day at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center. During the event, more than 250 middle school students from Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Cullman participated in hands-on demonstrations in robotics, unmanned aerial/ground vehicle aircraft, satellite technology, man's quest to rediscover the moon, and other space and missile defense technologies.

  • U.S. Army South's "Year of the NCO" Essay

    Oct 28, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Cory Lovejoy, with U.S. Army South's Special Troops Battalion, "Year of the NCO" essay.

  • Fort Eustis pregames for Halloween with festivities for Soldiers, family members, senior leaders

    Oct 28, 2009

    Fort Eustis pregames for Halloween with festivities for Soldiers, family members, senior leaders

  • Semifinalists selected for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Twelve members of the U.S. military Family have been selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Army South "Year of the NCO" Essay Winner

    Oct 28, 2009

    U.S. Army South's winning essay about "Year of the NCO".

  • Summit Unites State Military Leaders

    Oct 28, 2009

    Disaster contingency plans, antiterrorism and force protection programs, emergency drills and pandemic influenza plans were all on the table for discussion during an annual meeting that brought Alabama's commanders to Redstone Arsenal. The Alabama Commanders' Summit, started by Gov. Bob Riley, involves commanders from the state's three military installations - Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base - as well as state commanders and state emergency officials. "The vision of Governor Riley was to bring all of the state, federal and local emergency managers together so that we know each other, and we know each other's assets and capabilities," said Alvin Odoms, the Garrison's director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. "So, now, if we have to call on each other we know who can best help with the emergency that we are dealing with." This is Redstone's second time to host the event, which rotates between the state's three installations. "This is about preparing for a holistic state approach to an emergency or disaster," Odoms said. "Every post and military company in the state has capabilities and it's good to know what those capabilities are in time of need. Because of these summits, we know each other and we can work together as a team. We are part of each other's emergency teams."

  • 'Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project' to celebrate history, legacy

    Oct 28, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), today announced the launch of an interactive, online project to capture Fort Monroe's heritage through the eyes of its current and former tenants as the post prepares to close in 2011, mandated under the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT active in reaching out to Wounded Warriors

    Oct 28, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Labor's theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation," and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is creating those opportunities for veterans and soon-to-be veterans.

  • The Center for Army Lessons Learned Publishes Snipers Handbook

    Oct 28, 2009

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas has just released CALL Leader's Handbook No. 10-01, Commanders' Guide to Snipers Handbook. This publication will prompt and assist in maneuver company, battalion, and brigade commanders in making the best use of a special group of infantry and armor Soldiers we call "snipers."

  • Text u L8er: MPs crack down on cell phone users

    Oct 28, 2009

    If you think you need to answer your cell phone or reply to that text while you are driving on Fort Jackson, you better think again.

  • Team effort

    Oct 28, 2009

    Soldiers with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, scale one of the wall obstacles at the Confidence Course.

  • Pry: Don't quit, keep going

    Oct 28, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Pry is a self-described "family man." Pry, who has been in the Army for 18 years, wants to have at least 20 years under his belt before retiring from the Army.

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