Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Fort Bragg troops visit NASCAR

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Domestic violence is everyone's business

    Oct 23, 2009

    Victims of domestic violence need information about how to stay safe, how to keep their children free from violence, and available options and resources. Each of us has a role to play in our community to provide support and assistance to victims. She (or he) may need our help to restore a life free from fear in the one place where everyone should feel safe and secure at home.

  • Newly opened Iraqi cigar shop at Q-West

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - An Iraqi-owned and operated cigar shop celebrated its grand opening Oct. 14 at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq.

  • New M-ATV arrives in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) designated for Southern Afghanistan arrived here Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • The illusionist of Baghdad

    Oct 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD -The practiced art of misdirection, sleight of hand and nimble fingers may conjure up visions of carnival side shows-or politicians, depending on your level of cynicism.

  • Blending in: U.S. marksman teaches IA snipers to camouflage

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Dressed in a newly-made ghillie suit, the Iraqi sniper could have been half-man, half-plant; even his Dragunov sniper rifle was covered in frayed burlap to mask its outline.

  • Battle Command Training Program celebrates 23rd year

    Oct 23, 2009

    This month marks the 23rd anniversary of the Battle Command Training Program, the only deployable Combat Training Center for the Army.

  • Warrior Transition Unit deactivated

    Oct 23, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth officially shut down its Warrior Transition Unit Oct. 19. The unit was stood up June 15, 2007, as part of an Armywide effort to change how it cared for wounded warriors. There were 36 WTUs in 2007 with the mission of providing critical support and complex medical management to wounded Soldiers who required six months or more in rehabilitative care. In May 2009, the Army announced it was closing three WTUs and restructuring six others, according to Army News Service. WTUs at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Rucker, Ala., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are closing.

  • HonorAfA calls for preparedness

    Oct 23, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Retired Lt. Gen. Russel HonorAfA, a former instructor at the Command and General Staff College, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students and faculty about "Building a Culture of Preparedness" Oct. 20 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. HonorAfA, a Louisiana native, led military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and is the author of the book "Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters."

  • The Father of the Rock Island Arsenal returns to kick off LMP

    Oct 23, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Rodman returned home to Rock Island Arsenal Thursday to help Col. Craig S. Cotter, commander Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, kick off their Logistics Modernization Program initiative.

  • Oakland County, MI Community Covenant

    Oct 23, 2009

    Oakland County, MI Community Covenant ceremony at Auburn Hills Palace.

  • Picatinny organizations showcase technology at AUSA

    Oct 23, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Three Picatinny organizations displayed some of their many products during the 2009 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5 - 7.

  • Finney Recreation Center named best in Europe

    Oct 23, 2009

    USAG Schweinfurt's Finney Recreation Center on Conn Barracks is the winner of IMCOM-Europe's Outstanding Recreation Program.

  • Year of the NCO: Command Sergeants Major, senior trainer

    Oct 23, 2009

    Training, development, education, progression are words that command sergeants major - and all noncommissioned officers - must drive into their Soldiers and make them live it.

  • 21st TSC hosts partnership range with German Bundeswehr

    Oct 23, 2009

    It took the Bundeswehr soldiers from the German Joint Support Command nearly three hours to drive from their home station in Cologne, Germany, to the American weapons range, but they said the drive was well worth it.

  • Main body of Task Force Kitgum moves into Life Support Area Fist

    Oct 23, 2009

    Weeks of hard work have come to a head for the advance and torch parties of Natural Fire 10 as the main body moved from Entebbe, Uganda, to Kitgum and into their new home at Life Support Area Fist on Pajimo Barracks.

  • Defense Department to begin 'Stop Loss' compensation

    Oct 23, 2009

  • Sweet home Louisiana Transportation Soldiers bring Cajun flavor to Iraq

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Home-cooked meals are a comfort unavailable to Soldiers while deployed, but the members of the 1083rd Transportation Company out of Minden, La., brought Cajun cooking with them to Iraq.

  • 37th conducts St. Michael's Jump operation at JBB

    Oct 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 37th Engineer Battalion held a St. Michael's Jump operation Oct. 18 at the outdoor pool at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Obama signs veterans health care legislation

    Oct 23, 2009

    President Barack Obama signed new legislation Thursday that creates predictable funding for veterans' health care.

  • Like father, like son,Father, son pairs deployed together

    Oct 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Family is never too far away at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, where not one, but two father and son teams are stationed together.

  • Army Reserve Nurse Delivers Baby in Rural Uganda

    Oct 23, 2009

    Army Reserve Nurse Delivers Baby in Rural Uganda during Natural Fire 10. During the 10-day exercise, the medics run a clinic to treat upwards of 700 Ugandans a day for ailments such as arthritis, minor wounds, skin infections --and dental and optometry care. Soldiers from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi are working alongside U.S. troops on medical, dental and engineering projects in the Kitgum region. Meanwhile, each nation is also taking part in security training and a simulated disaster relief exercise.

  • Yongsan community talks with America's top warrior

    Oct 23, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Servicemembers and civilians packed U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Collier Field House to capacity with this afternoon for a town hall-style meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen.

  • USACE compound in Iraq named Camp Wolfe for Navy officer killed by IED

    Oct 14, 2011

    Corps of Engineers compound at Camp Victory now called Camp Wolfe in honor of Navy Cmdr. Duane Wolfe, who was the officer in charge of the Al-Anbar Area Office.

  • Chaplain Brings Faith to his Soldiers

    Oct 22, 2009

    Al Asad, Iraq - A 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Chaplain, Capt. Michael Lanigan, interacts with Soldiers prior to their convoys every night before sending them off with a prayer.

  • Exercise Bright Star 2009

    Oct 22, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Bright Star is the oldest exercise in the United States Central Command's (USCENTCOM) area of operation. It is a biennial, joint/coalition exercise designed to increase regional involvement in pursuit of improved security and defense capabilities. Since its inauguration in 1981, as a result of the Camp David Peace Accords, it has grown to a multinational event observed by many nations from around the world. It is the centerpiece in the military-to-military relations between the United States and Egypt.

  • Activation ceremony formally links Infantry, Armor under new command at Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence made it official Thursday afternoon, when during a largely symbolic event the command's flag was unfurled and its leaders' new roles highlighted during an activation ceremony on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers conquer Screaming Eagle, challenge course

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SPC David Ellis stood at the top of a 100-foot tower overlooking a tree-covered valley as his teammates coaxed him to make the jump. Ellis was harnessed to a 2,400-foot-long zip line that would carry him across the valley at speeds reaching 65 miles per hour.

  • Director to recommend changes to DoD reading programs

    Oct 22, 2009

    Dr. Shirley Miles, director of Department of Defense Education Activity schools, visited Fort Benning, Ga., for information on reading programs available at the post's seven schools.

  • 789th EOD 'bomb squad' to train Iraqi units

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's bomb disposal experts are returning to Iraq for the second time with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

  • Airborne names top 'Black Hat'

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After a multiweek competition Sept. 24 through Oct. 14, the second time was the charm for Fort Benning's newest Black Hat of the Year, SSG Rommel Hurtado. Only one year removed from his self-described disappointing performance in last year's competition, Hurtado emerged the winner among seven Airborne cadre.

  • World's premier snipers converge on Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    One shot, one kill: It's the creed of every sniper. More than 30 two-man teams from around the globe put that battle cry to the test - minus any lethality in this instance - on Fort Benning's ranges during the ninth annual U.S. Army International Sniper Competition, which began Oct. 15 and ended Thursday.

  • Georgia Tech invites Army to homecoming game

    Oct 22, 2009

    ATLANTA - A handful of Fort Benning Soldiers got a bird's-eye view of Yellow Jacket fever Saturday evening at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

  • CRC wins flag football championship

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After playing three rounds in the winners bracket of the Commander's Cup flag football tournament, CRC fell to the losers bracket losing to the Jungle Cats 4-0 - but it wouldn't be the last time CRC would see the Jungle Cats.

  • BOSS earns gold level

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers logged more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service this fiscal year, earning them gold in the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. To achieve the gold, organizations must log a minimum of 1,000 hours with each member contributing at least 25 hours.

  • Boots on Broadway

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Columbus wants to say thanks. Community members will have the chance at Boots on Broadway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on Broadway. "It's just an opportunity for us to say thank you," said Richard Bishop, president of UPtown Columbus and the Business Improvement District. "Fort Benning and the military do so much for this community, the country and the world ... first and foremost, protecting us. They lay it on the line every day."

  • Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

    Oct 22, 2009

    Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

  • MISSION

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Sustainer throws first pitch at Reds Game

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Col. Curt C. Higdon, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assistant chief of staff, operations, threw out the ceremonial first-pitch for the Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Oct. 3 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Higdon's opportunity came in front of 25,000 fans, including family and friends from the Fort Knox community, who celebrated his and his unit's safe return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldier helps in Cub Scouts' advancement

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Capt. Brian E. Kinsella, a 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier, visited Cub Scouts Oct. 18 in Achorage, Ky., to assist a group of Webelos from Pack 110 in earning their citizenship badges. Kinsella is one Soldier of many who are taking part the command's effort to get active in the community.

  • Olympic spirits lives on

    Oct 22, 2009

    Hidden on the last line of what is otherwise an ordinary bio of a not so ordinary person are seven words that often go unnoticed but tell an interesting story. A member of the 1984 Olympics team, Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commander of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., added that trinket of information to her bio recently for a few reasons.

  • Tricks of the trade: Federal Police learn hands-on techniques

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Honoring West Point NCOs, WTU with a tailgate

    Oct 22, 2009

    One of the best things about an Army Football Saturday-besides the game itself-is the tailgate with friends, food and refreshments. During the game with Vanderbilt Oct. 10, West Point Soldiers, Warriors in Transition and Family members were treated to a special gathering of their own.

  • Army librarian honored as best in federal government

    Oct 22, 2009

    An Army librarian was named Federal Librarian of the Year for 2008 during a ceremony Oct. 22, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • Stressing the basics

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Black and Gold Forum cadets meet leaders in Washington

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Space and Missile Defense Student Day encourages young scientific minds

    Oct 22, 2009

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--Seven schools and more than 250 students participated in the Third Annual Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Student Day on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC).

  • Air Cav, IAF fly joint mission over Baghdad

    Oct 22, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Through a growing foundation of trust, friendship and detailed planning, two separate armed forces have taken their abilities to higher levels.

  • One mile, no sweat ... 10 miles, better yet

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Pfc. Steven Galvez, a personnel clerk with the 15th Sustainment Brigade and West Covina, Calif., native, slaps the hand of Sgt. Michael Leongtave, also a personnel clerk with the 15th Sust. Bde. and native of Lakeland, Fla., during the 10-Mile Relay run here Oct. 17. The 10-mile run was broken up among three-person teams, with each person running 3.3 miles. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Cav Soldiers help open new school in Tarmiyah

    Oct 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Children are the future of any country and Iraq is no exception.

  • One mile, no sweat Aca,!A| 10 miles, better yet

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Pfc. Steven Galvez, a personnel clerk with the 15th Sustainment Brigade and West Covina, Calif., native, slaps the hand of Sgt. Michael Leongtave, also a personnel clerk with the 15th Sust. Bde. and native of Lakeland, Fla., during the 10-Mile Relay run here Oct. 17. The 10-mile run was broken up among three-person teams, with each person running 3.3 miles. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Cadets help kickoff American League Championship Series

    Oct 22, 2009

    Earlier this fall, West Point and the New York Yankees were in the headlines for striking a deal to bring football back to the Bronx for the next five years.

  • Junior Hero Program builds trust between ISF, Iraqi children

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- "I like to see them in my village, they make me feel safe," said Huda Akhmed Hussan, 13, a sixth-grader in the Arab Koy village in Kirkuk province, Iraq, about Iraqi Army soldiers.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade stays in the fight

    Oct 22, 2009

    CPT Cheryl H. Bordwine knows the power of blood. Five years ago eight strangers saved her life. She will never meet them, but each donated a unit of blood used to save her life in surgery. As the Brigade Surgeon of Division West's 120th Infantry Brigade, one of Fort Hood's newest units, she is in a position to do something about that.

  • "Wagonmasters" patch things up

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers received their shoulder sleeve insignia - former wartime service, better known as the combat patch, in a ceremony Oct. 15 at the Morale Welfare and Recreation building here.

  • Senior chaplain visits Fort Dix

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Dix, NJ ,Sept. 27, 2009 - "Earlier this year, I was informed that I had three more skin cancers on my ear and they were going to have to take my ear off," Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Eugene R. Woolridge, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness, said during a sermon Sept. 27 at the Fort Dix Main Chapel. And they did.

  • LCLA Parachute Video & Testimony

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Low-Cost Low-Altitude Parachute is making a large impact in the way supplies are delivered to troops in remote locations in Afghanistan. This 5-minute video explains how the LCLA works and provides testimony from Soldiers who have used and benefited from the system.

  • Becoming a scream free parent

    Oct 22, 2009

    ScreamFree founder and author of "Scream Free Parenting," Hal Runkel, signs a copy of his book for Quinnie Cook following a presentation Oct. 21 at the Post Theater on Fort McPherson. Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, spoke about parenting techniques that focused on changing the dynamics in the home to help prevent parents from letting their emotions take over when dealing with their children, and instead focusing on maintaining calm and making choices based on principles rather than emotions.

  • Rally gives Soldiers opportunity to learn motorcycle safety, build camaraderie

    Oct 22, 2009

    Each year, the Army loses more Soldiers due to motorcycle accidents than combat. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army. "We lose a battalion of Soldiers a year due to motorcycle accidents," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller, commanding general, First Army.

  • Military, local communties help warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The message of the "Make a Difference Day" sign at the entrance to the Shepherd Center Apartments encouraged its readers in bright yellow and blue letters to, "help a friend fix something, do something for your community, spend time with someone who is lonely, give to a worthy cause or smile, hug and extend a kind word." It was a message that many took to heart.

  • Superintendent visits fort, puts emphasis on math

    Oct 22, 2009

    For children of military members, change is something that comes with the territory. Although change can make things difficult, knowing what types of changes to expect can help ease the transition. On Oct. 19, Kathy Cox, state superintendent of schools for the Georgia Department of Education, visited Fort McPherson to educate military members of changes taking place in Georgia schools that will affect their children's education.

  • Army researching new energy-efficient technologies

    Oct 22, 2009

    As the nation observes National Energy Awareness Month in October, the Army continues research on energy security, fuel efficiency and alternate power capabilities for its fleet of ground vehicles.

  • Former Stewart-Hunter Commander visits Spartan Soldiers

    Oct 22, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers from Spartan Brigade's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment filled Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel as the former U.S. Drug Czar and MSNBC military analyst gave words of encouragement and advice, and he answered questions to the deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Oct. 15. "You will be there in a key time in Iraq and American history," said Gen. (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, the onetime Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under former president Bill Clinton.

  • Preflight Check of T-Hawk MAV

    Oct 22, 2009

    British Soldiers are learning how to fly on White Sands Missile Range this month by learning how to pilot unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • Regiment honors Soldiers for defending nation

    Oct 22, 2009

    To honor the sacrifices made this year in support of overseas operations, the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 345th Infantry Regiment honored members who have mobilized throughout the year in a "Welcome Home Warrior Citizen" ceremony Oct. 18 at Fort Gillem in the Army Reserve Center.

  • Command and General Staff College recognizes Old Guard

    Oct 22, 2009

    Maj. Thomas Greene presented coins and Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the Command General Staff College, Fort Belvoir Campus, to the Old Guard for their planning and executing a tour of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment. Greene recognized the Old Guard Public Affairs, Caisson Platoon and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers for their professionalism and dedication to mission accomplishment.

  • Halloween: Be safe, have fun Presidio style

    Oct 22, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Halloween doesnAca,!a,,ct always have to mean screams, scares and all the things that go bump in the night. The Ord Military Community chapel community will host its 16th annual fall festival Aca,!A"A Light in the Night,Aca,!A? an all-ages, free event that will have activities for the children of military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, and retirees from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Port operations keep 3rd HBCT moving

    Oct 22, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT - Offloading nearly 650 vehicles and pieces of military equipment from a cargo ship is easier said than done for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Funeral Honors Team provides final respects to those who served

    Oct 22, 2009

    Military funerals have been on my mind lately. You may have seen the recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where I was quoted in regard to a missed opportunity to honor a deceased servicemember. While that situation is unfortunate, it takes nothing away from the incredible job our Funeral Honors Team does on a nearly daily basis to show the Army's respect for our fallen Soldiers, serving past and present, and their commitment to our military service and the United States.

  • 3/7 Inf Spouses 'Soldier up' for competition

    Oct 22, 2009

    Army Spouses got a taste of Soldier life and suited up for the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment's Combat Spouse Badge Competition at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond, Oct. 17.

  • From Afghan battlefields to Army War College

    Oct 22, 2009

    As a decision on sending additional forces to counter gains by the Taliban looms in Washington, sustainment Soldiers on the ground continue to provide logistical support to the fight in Afghanistan. The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Orlando, Fla. Army Reserve unit, was sent to Afghanistan to play a critical role in the addition of forces to shore up security.

  • Quicker, drier mail is on the

    Oct 22, 2009

    improved mail service for military community in Vicenza, Italy

  • 3rd ID completes training in Kuwait, departs for Iraq

    Oct 22, 2009

    Most of the Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division has arrived in Iraq, but before their boots hit the ground there, they had to make a stop in Camp Buehring, Kuwait for some added training.

  • The future of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sentinel Editorial "I will end 'don't ask, don't tell.'" With these words Saturday at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, President Barack Obama pledged change for the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which states gay or lesbian members of the armed forces can be discharged from military service if they openly proclaim their sexuality.

  • BG Phillips takes over as senior commander of Stewart-Hunter

    Oct 22, 2009

    With the deployment of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips has become senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and 3rd ID deputy commanding general - rear.

  • Marathoner motivated to stay in shape

    Oct 22, 2009

    Stephanie Sering began running when the camera told her to. The native of Korea said she saw some photographs and couldn't figure out who was in them. When she was told her own image was captured in the pictures, Sering was less than pleased. "I was not happy with my weight," she said. "I didn't like the way I looked and wanted to change that."

  • 3rd ID CG bids farewell to Coastal Empire, Families

    Oct 22, 2009

    Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, held a live press conference with local media at the 3rd ID Headquarters at Fort Stewart, Oct. 16.

  • Chaplain swings away with class about baseball

    Oct 22, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Alexander Webster is passionate about serving his country, as well as America's beloved pastime of baseball. Besides being the installation's Eastern Orthodox chaplain for more than a year, Webster is a part-time instructor at nearby George Washington University. He's been a faculty member since 2002 and has many memorable stories from the classroom. Though, none may be greater than the thrill he's getting this semester.

  • Food show feeds Stewart-Hunter community

    Oct 22, 2009

    When you eat at a dining facility or a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility, you rarely think about where the food comes from, or who makes it. On Oct. 15, the cooks and food were on display at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Food Show at Club Stewart.

  • Family Covenant buoys survivors at Fort Belvoir

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The dreaded knock at the door is something all military families fear. There aren't words to adequately describe the pain of losing a loved one. The role of a Casualty Assistance Officer is to help the family during the period immediately following a casualty, eliminate delay in settling claims and to help in personnel-related affairs.

  • Belvoir celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 22, 2009

    Manny Monterrey, a local film producer, author and curator of Latino arts, visited Fort Belvoir's Community Center Oct. 15 for a celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month at the installation.

  • US Army Combat Readiness / Safety Center Leader package

    Oct 22, 2009

    BG William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety and Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • Post players press the Press

    Oct 22, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Daiga's Desperados player Maynor Rodriguez (left) dribbles around his opponent Francesco Formaggio of the Vicenza Press soccer team during a friendship match as part of the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's first Vicenza Press Media Day at Caserma Ederle Oct. 18. The Vicenza Press soccer team of local Italian news media defeated Daiga's Desperados, made up of U.S. military community members, 5-3. The Vicenza Press Association was created in 2002 to organize events in the Vicenza area with the purpose of making donations to a charity. USAG Vicenza's Sgt. Justin Vincent (right), No. 23, was player-coach for the Americans.

  • Cartoonists sketch troops at FOB Marez

    Oct 22, 2009

    Garry Trudeau and other famous cartoonists visited Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 20 to meet, greet and sketch the men and women serving there.

  • McAlister promoted to flag officer

    Oct 22, 2009

    Mark McAlister, commander of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, was promoted to brigadier general during an Oct. 16 ceremony.

  • Pentagon officials announce 2010 Afghanistan deployments

    Oct 22, 2009

  • Guests of honor

    Oct 22, 2009

    Soldiers with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment enjoy a lighter moment with one of the World War II veterans on post as part of an Honor Flight tour earlier this week.

  • Community reunites through sacrifice, support at Taylors Creek Cemetery

    Oct 22, 2009

    Descendants from one of the nation's oldest communities, Taylors Creek, gathered together in fellowship, Oct. 18 at Taylors Creek Cemetery to remember the town, which was originally founded around 1760, and the loved ones who lived there until 1941. Brigadier General Jeffrey E. Phillips, senior commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield joined the nearly 100 participants of the Taylors Creek Cemetery Association Meeting and Reunion, to recognize the sacrifice made by local Families toward the creation of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, and thank them for their continued support of the installation's Soldiers and Families.

  • Community called to action on domestic violence

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered Saturday to take a stand against domestic violence. The post's sixth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Rally started with a march led by the Columbia High School band and concluded with a ceremony at the Solomon Center

  • For veterans: Town signs on to nationwide effort

    Oct 22, 2009

  • 506th Soldiers shine at boards

    Oct 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers with the 506th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, Va., performed exceptionally well at the Soldier of the month and promotion boards at Contingency Operating Location Marez, Mosul, Iraq.

  • 'Pathway to graduation' takes shape

    Oct 22, 2009

    Visitors entering Fort Jackson through Gate 4 are now welcomed by a new sign placed in front of a row of Palmetto trees. The sign was dedicated in a ceremony Oct. 15 and is part of the initiative "pathway to graduation," which aims to make graduation a more pleasant experience for visitors from across the country.

  • 378th CSSB wins Army Ten-Miler in Reserve Men category

    Oct 22, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion took first place in the Reserve Men (Team) category at the 25th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4.

  • Unified Quest '09 Results

    Oct 22, 2009

    Over the past year in UQ09, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in conjunction with Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) explored sustaining balance in the future force as an integral component of a unified government approach to national security.

  • Thibeault: 'attitude of integrity'

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Louis Thibeault takes pride in being a family man and a Soldier.

  • Post H1N1 vaccine delivery delayed

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson likely won't get its allotment of H1N1 vaccine until mid-December, though officials still hope to vaccinate Soldiers before they leave for holiday block leave.

  • Mom seeks balance in fashion, motherhood

    Oct 22, 2009

    Earlier this week, I got the opportunity to meet with Sue Hertling, wife of the first head of Initial Military Training, as part of a Family Readiness Group roundtable discussion.

  • Great taste, celebrity draws crowd to annual Food Expo

    Oct 22, 2009

    Good food and a visit by NFL Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris made for a successful fourth-annual Food Expo, organizers and participants said Tuesday.

  • Gamecocks support wounded warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The University of South Carolina football team will honor wounded warriors during the Nov. 14 game against the University of Florida at Williams Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project and Under Armor to wear special uniforms during the game.

  • U.S. Forces Invite Iraqis to Health Fair

    Oct 22, 2009

    U.S. Forces invite Iraqi Security Forces to participate in a health fair at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, which offered educational activities and short seminars to improve the basic medical knowledge of Iraqis in the area, Oct. 16.

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