Archive: Oct 2009

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  • To have "heart" makes life worth living, each day an adventure to discover

    Oct 20, 2009

    The Army Materiel Command Chaplain, sends out daily quotes that are often comforting, challenging, inspiring or some combination thereof.

  • Plants take root on TEIRF

    Oct 20, 2009

    Workers place plant modules on the roof of the Tactical End Item Repair Facility, making it the second building at Tobyhanna Army Depot with a green roof.

  • Army cancels brigade's Iraq deployment

    Oct 20, 2009

    An Army brigade slated to deploy to Iraq in January was relieved of its deployment orders this weekend without current plans for a new mission.

  • Afghanistan strategy review will continue to move forward, Gates says

    Oct 20, 2009

    Questions about the legitimacy of Afghanistan's national elections are a complicating factor, but President Barack Obama's strategic review doesn't hinge on the outcome, and ongoing military operations aren't being affected, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday.

  • Coalition partners participate in friendship jump over Egypt for Bright Star 09

    Oct 20, 2009

    Egyptian, Kuwaiti, German, Pakistani and U.S. forces participated in a coalition friendship jump during Operation Bright Star 2009.

  • Paratroopers awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 19, 2009

    Paratroopers, Staff Sgt. Whitney Bernson, Sgt. David Vogel and Spc. William Oligher from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, received the Purple Heart medal from Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony Sept. 23 on Forward Operating Base Salerno located in the Khost Province of eastern Afghanistan for injuries they received when their vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device in March 2009.

  • Warrant Officer claims top honors during FMWR 5k run on Columbus Day weekend

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Warrior Country volunteers recognized at luncheon

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Families enjoy a day of relaxation with bowling from ACS and volunteers

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Soldiers compete in Tae Kwon Do tournament for Warrior Country level

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Casey celebrates Chuseok with Dongducheon Mayor, local citizens

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Army spouses make Song Pyun rice cake for Koreans

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Corps celebrates Truckee River Day with restoration project at Martis Creek Lake

    Oct 19, 2009

    More than 200 volunteers celebrated the 14th annual Truckee River Day at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's Martis Creek Lake in Truckee, Calif., Oct. 18, completing a trail relocation and planting native grasses and trees along a stretch of Martis Creek running through the park.

  • A Helping Hand

    Oct 19, 2009

    Cpl. Matthew Pumphrey, a combat medic for Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, gives Pfc. Ross Miller an IV after he was injured by shrapnel in a fire fight in the Bermel District of the Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 22

  • On Patrol: 4-25 BCT NCOs lead the way

    Oct 19, 2009

    Noncommissioned Officers lead paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, as they conduct foot patrols throughout eastern Afghanistan in the Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces. The Alaska-based airborne brigade patrols an area roughly the size of the state of Maryland, protecting civilians and helping develop the local economy in those provinces.

  • Orient Shield provides exchange of tactics, culture

    Oct 19, 2009

    Hundreds of U.S. and Japanese troops took to the wood lines this past weekend in a simulated combat field training exercise as a culmination of Exercise Orient Shield.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers participate in Troop Appreciation Dinner

    Oct 19, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in a Troop Appreciation Dinner recently sponsored by the Freedom Alliance at the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Louisville, Ky. The dinner was held in honor of the 3d ESC Soldiers for their service and sacrifice as they return to Fort Knox from Iraq after a 15-month deployment.

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and other attendees were asked to consider their purpose in life and to focus on maintaining a healthy life balance at the final Task Force Lightning Prayer Luncheon, sponsored by the 25th Infantry Division and hosted by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at the South Dining Facility, Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Oct. 11.

  • TRADOC launches new organization to focus on new recruits, officers

    Oct 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launched a major subordinate organization for Initial Military Training to provide higher-level emphasis on education and leader development from the first day of training to when a Soldier's arrives at their first unit assignment.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers show off UAV capabilities

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, explain how an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operates to Indian Army Maj. Gen. Anil Malik (second from right), commander, 31st Armored Division, and Lt. Col. James Isenhower (third from right), Strykehorse commander, during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in Babina India, Oct. 16. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers conduct room clearing in exercise for YA09

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct room clearing exercises in an 150-year-old deserted village in Babina, India, Oct. 16 as part of Exercise Yudh Abhyas. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers share in Diwali with their Indian hosts

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii are treated to a Southern Indian feast in honor of the Hindu festival Diwali, Oct. 17.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • 50 pledge to continue Army careers on battleship Missouri

    Oct 19, 2009

  • ACS offering financial counseling to Knox military personnel

    Oct 19, 2009

    Counselors help Soldiers understand the many considerations involved in any large purchase -- whether it's a home, car, furniture -- any significant purchase.

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • Army specialist steps into martial arts ring to test skills

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Bluegrass teens run race in high-risk heels to help cause

    Oct 19, 2009

    The teens were on-site helping out at an awareness event sponsored by the Harrison County (Indiana) YMCA. While there, the young men were asked to participate in the "Walk in Our Shoes" race -- wherein men are asked to race in bright red high heels to bring attention to the domestic violence situation.

  • Virtual Tech Makes Recovery a Reality at Walter Reed

    Oct 19, 2009

    A Capital Region nonprofit organization that offers sports therapies to youths and adults with physical disabilities has earned national recognition for one of its Wounded Warriors programs. STRIDE Adaptive Sports of Rensselaer was honored for its Camp STRIDE Wounded Warrior Fall Family Retreat held each year at Moreau Lake State Park.

  • Virtual Tech Makes Recovery a Reality at Walter Reed

    Oct 19, 2009

    A Capital Region nonprofit organization that offers sports therapies to youths and adults with physical disabilities has earned national recognition for one of its Wounded Warriors programs. STRIDE Adaptive Sports of Rensselaer was honored for its Camp STRIDE Wounded Warrior Fall Family Retreat held each year at Moreau Lake State Park.

  • Virtual Tech Makes Recovery a Reality at Walter Reed

    Oct 19, 2009

    Virtual Tech Makes Recovery a Reality at Walter Reed

  • Army leadership listens to survivors at SOS Summit

    Oct 19, 2009

    About 55 survivors of fallen warriors traveled from Germany and points across the United States earlier this month to discuss and evaluate the progress Survivor Outreach Services has made.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade recognizes warriors who keep communications seamless

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Group Honors Wounded Warriors, Families of Fallen

    Oct 19, 2009

    Group Honors Wounded Warriors, Families of Fallen

  • VA Deputy Highlights Bond between Defense and Veterans Affairs

    Oct 19, 2009

    An innovative, far-sighted partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will improve the health care system for Veterans and dramatically change the way health care is delivered to all Americans, according to Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 19, 2009

    Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

  • Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

    Oct 19, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Soldiers, veterans and survivors of those whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2008 can apply to receive $500 for every month, or portion of a month, they served under Stop Loss. The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established and largely funded the payment for all military services, but dictated that each service process and pay their own applicants. The Army estimates that 136,000 of the approximately 174,000 eligible service members served in the Army

  • Employees improve UAV Reset process

    Oct 19, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees are improving the unmanned aerial vehicle system Reset process.

  • Warrior Care: Scuba Diving - Equal Parts Rehab, Adventure

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Lessons learned

    Oct 19, 2009

    Depot employees and youth participated in Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-10.

  • Employees dig new C4ISR facility

    Oct 19, 2009

    On Oct. 2, Tobyhanna Army Depot employees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Command, Control, Communications Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Finishing Center.

  • Chaplain assistants are more than just bodyguards

    Oct 19, 2009

    For the past 100 years Army chaplain assistants have been protecting and teaming up with chaplains to provide religious support for Soldiers and families across the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Preserving important pieces of history

    Oct 19, 2009

    groundbreaking for the new Visitor and Education Center and Museum Support/Conservation Facility.

  • Army leadership discusses wide range of issues with USAWC students

    Oct 19, 2009

    Chiarelli led the "all-star" Army staff, following the formal address, in discussions in each of the 20 seminars about the lessons of leadership.

  • Sgt. Michael P. Scusa Receives Final Respects

    Oct 19, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story honors fallen Soldier, Sgt. Michael Scusa, by presenting American flags to Scusa's wife, Alyssa, and son, Connor, during an interment ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Sgt. Scusa was killed in action Oct. 3, 2009 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. He was a member of 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Oct. 16, 2009 - Marshall Award Foundation Luncheon

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Oct. 6, 2009 - Eisenhower Luncheon at the 2009 AUSA Meeting

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Greene quote

    Oct 19, 2009

  • 'Proper Exit' helps wounded warriors complete their mission

    Oct 19, 2009

    A group of eight wounded warriors have returned to the combat zone in Iraq where they were injured, to find a sense of closure.

  • Monroe Troops Participate in Bingo Bash

    Oct 19, 2009

    A Fort Monroe Soldier teams up with a patient at the VA Hospital in Hampton during a recent Bingo session

  • Fort Monroe renovates former quarters, increases available childcare spaces

    Oct 19, 2009

    In need of additional child care spaces, Fort Monroe converted a set of military quarters into Child Development Homes

  • Oct. 16, 2009- Marshall Award Foundation Luncheon

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Fort Monroe renovates former quarters, increases available childcare spaces

    Oct 19, 2009

    Two new Child Development Homes at Fort Monroe, Va., have opened coveted child care spaces for military families

  • Joint aviators train IA air assaults

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Beaches communities band together to support vets

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Organizational day for 1st Air Cav

    Oct 19, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - As horseshoes and volleyballs flew through the air, the scent of fresh charcoal from a raging barbecue filtered around those who took part in the festivities.

  • Building progress north of Baghdad

    Oct 19, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - The shift of U.S. forces out of Iraqi cities has created a new set of tasks for troops in the Iraqi countryside.

  • Lion Academy trains IP first responders

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - American Army medics assisted Iraqi policemen from five stations of the al-Zahour Iraqi Police District to employ newly-learned first responder techniques during a post-bomb explosion exercise, Oct. 15.

  • Keeping your home away from home safe

    Oct 19, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Containerized housing units are what one might call a Soldier's humble abode.

  • Ready to Rumble

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers got down and dirty with their Iraqi partners from the when they introduced hand-to-hand combative training at Joint Security Station Istiqlal, in northeast Baghdad.

  • <h4> Camp Patriot</h4>

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Deployed family members reunite on Camp Liberty

    Oct 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Life in the Army is often marked by deployments that can separate families for lengthy periods of time. But that doesn't mean families who are on the Army team can't see each other downrange.

  • USACE division commander visits Israel, strengthens relationships

    Oct 19, 2009

    The largest MOUT site in the world was among several site the new USACE North Atlantic Division commander visited during his first tour of Israel.

  • Black Falcons conduct heavy drop exercise

    Oct 19, 2009

    Troopers with B Battery, 2/319th AFAR, 2nd BCT, 82D ABN DIV conducted a heavy drop mission on Oct. 14. B Battery Paratroopers followed a pallet loaded down with a howitzer and a humvee out the door of an Air Force C-17 onto Holland Drop Zone. The Black Falcons were then timed how quickly they could pack their parachutes, unload the howitzer off the pallet, assemble it and prepare for fire.

  • Natick Soldiers win Leapfest

    Oct 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Eric McPherson earned the individual championship and the Natick Soldier Systems Center team of McPherson, Sgt. 1st Class Steve Brittain, CW3 Michael Doe and Sgt. 1st Class Joe Trull earned the team title at 28th Annual Leapfest in Kingston, R.I.

  • USACE awards contract for USAREUR Command and Battle Center in Wiesbaden

    Oct 19, 2009

    The 84-million-euro contract will consolidate U.S. Army Europe Command headquarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.

  • Domestic All-Hazards Response Team

    Oct 18, 2009

    <b>What is it'</b> The Domestic All-Hazards Response Team (DART) establishes scalable capability based force packages that when coordinated by Chief, National Guard Bureau, CNGB and with consent of the Adjutants General, mobilize and deploy to an affected area in order to meet identified capability gaps. The DART conducts contingency planning, coordinates with participating states on existing Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMACs) and Time-Phased Force and Deployment Data (TPFDD) and upon request from a supported state(s) mobilizes, deploys to an affected area and provides additional command and control in support of a Joint Force Headquarters. The DART provides Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) capabilities in response to a catastrophic event. The DART conducts Joint Reception, Staging, Onward-movement & Integration (JRSOI) of inbound OPCON forces and establishes Base Support Installations (BSIs)/Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) for sustaining operations.

  • JBB Passport Program provides worldwide experiences

    Oct 17, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Although the Army can fly Soldiers to countries throughout the world when they take leave, only 10 percent of service members travel to places outside of the United States, said Capt. Desha Platt.

  • Q-West celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 17, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Two units used Hispanic foods, poetry, music, dancing and a guest speaker to teach troops about the importance of national Hispanic heritage month.

  • 732nd MI Bn is redesignated as the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Hawaii wins first Commander's Cup at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The Hawaii Active Duty men's team captured its first-ever Commander's Cup at the 25th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C., Sunday, placing first out of 50 teams in their division.

  • Range Training in India fires up Strykehorse Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 16, 2009) - From the bottom of a hill, Indian Army Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers charged up to its crest, shooting and working their way together towards a common target at the top. Their positions covered by suppressive fire from two Stryker vehicles. This uphill range is only one of a spectrum of Indian Army ranges U.S. Army Soldiers had an opportunity to train with during the first mechanized Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual battalion-level exercise involving the two ground forces. The exercise, running from Oct. 12-27, allows participants to conduct multi-echelon, full-spectrum, combined operations.

  • "Natural Freak" pumps up NTC

    Oct 16, 2009

    Daron Lytle, a military spouse, competes in bodybuilding competitions. Lytle is sponsored and seeks to mentor other bodybuilders in the Fort Irwin, Calif., community.

  • 3rd ESC Commander quote

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, Commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

  • Army says body armor safe, despite GAO report

    Oct 16, 2009

    Testing anomalies cited in an Oct. 16 Government Accountability Office report on body armor do not mean the plates are unsafe, said Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, program executive officer for the organization that fields new equipment to Soldiers.

  • Aviation Program Exec Office Earns Acquisition Award

    Oct 16, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Teams and individuals from the Program Executive Office for Aviation were recognized in three out of 16 categories at the 2009 U.S. Army Acquisition annual awards ceremony Oct. 4 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriot. The ceremony paid tribute to the uniformed and civilian professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide combatant commanders and their Soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of the overseas contingency operations. Some 139 nominations were received from the field. Only 18 were recognized. "Our people - military and civilians are our most important asset," said Dean Popps, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. "Tonight, we honor our finest - you." PEO Aviation was recognized in three categories for the Army Acquisition Excellence awards. The AAE recognizes an Army acquisition work force member or team whose performance and contributions set them apart from their peers. The nominees work at all levels of the acquisition community, from senior leadership to newly hired interns. Any Army acquisition work force member, team or joint program, active duty military, including reserve component Soldiers, and civilian employees, are eligible for award nomination. The awards directly reflect the outstanding achievements in support of the Soldiers and the Army's transformation efforts.

  • Annual Family Symposium Seeks Delegates

    Oct 16, 2009

    Nicki Swindle is looking for a few good volunteers. And you can be one of those volunteers if you have an association with the military and Redstone Arsenal; the desire to listen, question and follow through with quality of life issues as they are presented; the ability to work in a team to identify, develop and prioritize issues; and, above all, the commitment to making a difference in the lives of servicemembers, retirees, Army civilians and their family members. Oh, and one last requirement - you have to be able to participate in a two-day Team Redstone Army Family Action Plan conference set for Oct. 27-28 at the Officers and Civilians Club. "We need delegate volunteers," said Swindle, the quality of life program manager for Army Community Service. "We already have our facilitators, recorders, transcribers and issue support volunteers. But we need delegates with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We need delegates that represent active duty, DA civilians, retirees, and active duty, retiree or DA civilian spouses." Thirty volunteer delegates are required by the conference. They are divided among three issue groups - medical/dental; benefits and entitlements, including traffic, transportation, personnel, finance and housing; and consumer services, including Commissary, PX and Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation activities. "The delegates do not have to be experts in these areas. We have subject matter experts that will provide them with the information they need to make decisions," Swindle said. Delegates work in their groups to review issues and brainstorm new issues, ask questions and conduct research involving subject matter experts, choose the group's top three issues, write issue statements and then present them at the end of the conference. "Everybody has a role in this process," Swindle said. "We want the delegates to feel comfortable enough to share their opinions. There are no uniforms, no ranks, no last names. Everyone is equal in this process. This conference gives people a voice, a way to get involved in change. But this isn't about personal agendas. We need delegates who want to see positive change come out of the process."

  • BALLOON SURVEILLANCE

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Furry Friend Makes Reading Time Fun

    Oct 16, 2009

    At first glance, Taka is a big dog. The German shepherd stands taller than many young children. But, after meeting him, it doesn't take long for Taka's gentle demeanor, high tolerance level and friendly nature to bring his stature down to a child's level, where he is petted, hugged and kissed, and read to. Read to' Taka is a registered therapy dog and a Reading Education Assistance Dog. He spends the first Saturday morning of each month practicing his listening skills with children who read to him at the Redstone Arsenal Library as part of the Tales with Taka program. At his side is his owner and trainer, Jamie Ward, who spends her working days as the acting chief of the acquisition management division, Lower Tier Project Office. "This is all fun for the children. It gets them comfortable around dogs and encourages them with their reading," Ward said. "It's a way for me to support the troops and their families." On a recent Saturday morning, Taka read books with two members of Taka's Pack Readers -- 9-year-old Sofia Rundini and 7-year-old Isabella Fratangelo. Both picked out books that they knew Taka would like.

  • Retirees Welcomed As Part Of The Arsenal Family

    Oct 16, 2009

    Besides information on health, benefits and local volunteer services, attendees of the two-day Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Redstone Arsenal also received an up-close look at the Arsenal and all it has to offer its Soldiers, civilian work force, retirees and their families. And much of that up-close look was provided by Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli during an Oct. 3 presentation in Bob Jones Auditorium. "You are a part of our family," Pastorelli told the retirees. "This is an important event for us. I've been in the Army for 24 years, and as long as I've been in the service, no one does it better than Redstone Arsenal. "We're here to support you and we're going to do our best each and every time. We never forget about you even when you do retire. Our commitment is to provide you with whatever services we are capable of providing." Pastorelli thanked the event's coordinators - the Retiree Council of Redstone Arsenal - and all the organizations, including the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, Officers and Civilians Club, and Fox Army Health Center, that made the event possible. "Nothing gets done unless people lean forward, volunteer and make it so," he said. "(Co-chairmen) Henry Oldham and Doug Patrick and all their volunteers do phenomenal work every time." The colonel reviewed with retirees the size and economic impact of Redstone Arsenal - 38,125 acres; 12 million square feet of building space; $2.7 billion annual economic impact from salaries; 33,000-plus employees on Redstone Arsenal; 78,843 military retirees in the immediate area; 118,265 family members; and 55,303 civilian retirees.

  • Final Respects to Sgt. Michael Scusa

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command deputy commanding general for operations, represented the Army during the interment ceremony for SGT Michael P. Scusa at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Scusa was killed in action Oct. 3, 2009 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan and was a member of 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • I'm Not Stopping Serving No Matter What"

    Oct 16, 2009

    This year's Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Redstone Arsenal was all about life changes -- life changes that make a positive impact, that lead to reassessments and new commitments, that make a difference in the lives of others. Health care exhibitors including Fox Army Health Center, Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center provided information about managing health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Volunteer agencies like Still Serving Veterans and Army Community Service offered both services and volunteer opportunities. And program speakers urged attendees to make the most of their retirement years. The two-day event gave retirees a glimpse of the life changes they can make in their own lives and in the lives of others. Leading those life changes was one of the Army's most active military retirees - Jack Tilley, who prefers to be introduced as the former - not the retired - 12th sergeant major of the Army. Tilley brought his message of life changes to the second day of the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event, held Oct. 2 at the Officers and Civilians Club and Oct. 3 at the Sparkman Center's Bob Jones Auditorium and cafeteria. His message - interspersed with personal antidotes - told of his deep faith in God, his belief that the U.S. still stands for hope, peace and equality throughout the world, and his willingness to continue in his service to the nation despite carrying the label "retired." "My name is Jack Tilley. I'm a retiree. I'm a Soldier. And I will never stop serving," he told retirees in closing his presentation on Oct. 3. But before the closing came so much more.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers 'Get Motivated'

    Oct 16, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - About 80 Soldiers and Family members from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) attended the "Get Motivated" business seminar held at Louisville's Freedom Hall Tuesday Sept. 29, to learn leadership and self-improvement skills from successful celebrities and top businessmen. 3d ESC senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant, explained that his Soldiers participation in the event was important in building resiliency and leadership amongst the ranks upon returning from Iraq.

  • NCO Academy Aces Organizational Day

    Oct 16, 2009

    It all came down to this last test of strength and will. Two Soldiers, a male and female, from Headquarters & Headquarters Company and the NCO Academy squared off to determine who would walk away with the 59th Ordnance Brigade Organizational Day 2009 trophy. When the dust cleared from the rapid succession of pushups, the Academy stood alone. Oct. 2 had provided individual and team heroics as Bravo, Charlie, Headquarters & Alpha, the Marines, HHC 59th and NCO Academy gathered for a fun-filled day of activities to build morale within the companies. HHC 59th and the Academy ended the final event of the day, the tug-o-war, tied for first place and then squared off in the tiebreaking event, the pushup. But the true feat was two companies with the oldest Soldiers in the unit beat out more than 400 privates, with the average age of 20. HHC 59th and the Academy both proved age doesn't matter. "You know, it's kind of hard for the NCOA to compete because we have older Soldiers," 1st Sgt. John Butler, senior leaders course branch chief, said. "Some have injuries, some don't run like they used too. But we came out and competed really well against companies like Bravo and Charlie, who have fresh, young Soldiers. For us to come out on top, this was great. It says a lot for our Soldiers in the NCOA." And this victory for the Academy was indeed important. Though the Academy has dominated when it comes to static display contests, they are not known for their athletic achievements. "This victory is special to us," Butler said. "For the last few years, the NCOA was getting beat pretty bad in these (competitions). It's nice to come out on top."

  • Readiness Group Reaches Out To Team Redstone

    Oct 16, 2009

    Unlike predominately-military installations, Redstone deploys both Soldiers and civilians. It's looking to support them through a non-traditional readiness group. "The concept is new in that our demographic is unique here," said Kathleen Riester, Army Community Service program manager and FRG representative. At other installations, troops deploy as a unit. A traditional family readiness group is in place at their post to meet the needs and answer the questions of their families for the duration of their deployment. At Redstone, however, civilians and Soldiers deploy throughout the year - sometimes individually or in small groups for varying time periods. A traditional readiness group just wouldn't work for them. "That's why our name is the 'Community Family Readiness Group,'" Riester said. "Because we're trying to cover all of our people under this one umbrella. Even if you're an office of only five and you have no one deployed right now, you may have someone deployed in the future. You're welcome to the table." Last year the Community FRG formed to try and meet the needs of Team Redstone, both Soldier and civilian, as they deploy. Along the way, they have identified issues unique to civilian deployments.

  • Soldiers keep the Hispanic bond strong

    Oct 16, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -The adjective Hispanic is defined in the Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary as "relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain, Spain and Portugal, or Latin America." Chief Warrant Officer Francisco J. Botero, Staff Sgt. Oscar Nieves Martir and Pvt. 1st Class Nestor Reyes, three Soldiers with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) insist that being Hispanic is more than a dictionary definition and instills a sense of camaraderie that extends beyond being co-workers in the U.S. Army.

  • Milestone Run At Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 16, 2009

    WASHINGTON - After all the congratulations for finishing first for the third straight year, the news got even better for members of Redstone's Army Ten-Miler team. The runners learned they had won two first-place awards for the first time in Redstone Arsenal's history of competing in the 25th annual event. Redstone finished first in the government agency division for the third year in a row at the 10-mile race held Oct. 4 near the Pentagon. Redstone also had an entry in the all-comers division. Preliminary results announced at the awards ceremony had Redstone Two finishing second among the all-comers. However, the official results on the Army Ten-Miler website subsequently had Redstone Two finishing first in that division as well. So, Redstone Arsenal swept both the government agency and all-comers divisions for the first time. The Army Ten-Miler office was notified of its earlier discrepancy and promised to settle the matter by Oct. 15.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers get back to work, life

    Oct 16, 2009

    Two months after returning from Iraq, Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have used their reintegration time to reconnect with loved ones, build resiliency and get back to the life that was once familiar to them before deploying.

  • Sustainers conduct historic change of command

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to Col. Robin B. Akin during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 21. Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley officiated the ceremony, which took place only two weeks after the unit returned from Iraq.

  • Therapy dogs offer balance

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Wounded Warriors lead the way

    Oct 16, 2009

    On Oct. 8, more than 70 Soldiers, veterans and other military supporters kicked off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas, which is a five-day event from Oct. 7 to Sunday. Riders began the 20-mile bike journey at Fort Bragg's Wilson Park and will make similar rides in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

  • Chaplains offer diverse experiences

    Oct 16, 2009

  • First Lady Embarks on Mission to Help Military Families

    Oct 16, 2009

    First Lady Embarks on Mission to Help Military Families

  • Grand opening

    Oct 16, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Lt. Col. William B. Smith Jr., a Hattiesburg, Miss., native with the 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms and the mayor here, and Col. Larry Phelps, the commander of the 15th Sustainment Brigade and Greenville, Ala., native, discuss cigars with a local national and cigar shop worker during the grand opening of the cigar shop here Oct. 14. The shop is a part of the Iraqi Based Industrial Zone program, which designates areas on coalition operating bases for local nationals to open businesses. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Rob Strain, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Guantanamo security continues amid closing debate

    Oct 16, 2009

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday a decision is expected by mid-November as to when the detention facility will close at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Holder was interviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and said it would be "difficult" but not impossible to close the detention facility for War on Terror suspects by the target date of Jan. 22.

  • Soldiers help with heavy lifting in support of Iraq drawdown

    Oct 16, 2009

    Soldiers from the 1083rd Transportation Company, a National Guard unit from Louisiana, are jumping at the opportunity to run missions.

  • Soldiers entertain Fort Bragg during annual Soldier Show

    Oct 16, 2009

  • "One Green Hell"

    Oct 16, 2009

    Discipline is the first quality of a soldier. Endurance of great hardship and courage in the face of the enemy are what makes victors.

  • Agreement signed at Fort Irwin to create solar power

    Oct 16, 2009

    The Army signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 15, for an enhanced-use lease to begin development of a 500-megawatt solar power plant at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Fort Bragg's noncommissioned officers teach junior leaders at NCO Academy

    Oct 16, 2009

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