Archive: Oct 2009

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  • Soldiers may not need to repay tuition

    Oct 15, 2009

    A Soldier who needs to withdraw from a college course might not have to repay tuition assistance if the withdrawal was for military-related reasons, thanks to a new system.

  • 3-D model expands training possibilities

    Oct 15, 2009

    A new high-tech solid terrain model to be located in the Emergency Operations Center will help Fort Jackson's leaders make better decisions and plan for emergencies.

  • Fort Jackson team runs the extra mile

    Oct 15, 2009

    Twenty-two Fort Jackson Soldiers headed to Washington recently for the 25th Army Ten-Miler. The Soldiers represented many different units across the installation and were organized into three different teams for the race. The teams were sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Natick Leader quote package

    Oct 15, 2009

    Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, Commanding General, Natick Soldier Systems Center

  • Operational Control of U.S. Army IMCOM's information management functions expected to be invisi

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Army Corps of Engineer civilians try hand as Soldiers

    Oct 15, 2009

    The story covers the Army Corps of Engineers' leadership program, where civilians with the Corps can experience what it is like to be a Soldier. The program takes candidates and runs them through portions of Army Initial Entry Training, focusing on leadership.

  • Fort Jackson takes 'action' against sexual assault

    Oct 15, 2009

    Some of Fort Jackson's Soldiers got the chance last week to test their acting skills. But their film will be aimed at education, not entertainment.

  • Domestic violence more than physical

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a rally at the Solomon Center Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sabrina Madden, lead victim advocate with the Family Advocacy Program, said the rally is meant to educate the community and demonstrate unity in the fight against domestic violence.

  • Brittain: 'Always set goals'

    Oct 15, 2009

    In his nearly 20 years of Army service, 1st Sgt. Rick Brittain has been stationed in Korea; Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • 'Natural leader': Unit pays respects to Pfc. Britt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade gathered at Fort Jackson's Bayonet Chapel Tuesday afternoon to reflect on a faithful comrade who was an inspiration to many of them.

  • The Volunteers entertain balloon enthusiasts from around the world

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Volunteers performed for roughly 230,000 concert goers at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. earlier this month. During their two-day stint at the celebration, they wowed the audience with their mix of rock, country and popular music and were praised for their patriotic service to America.

  • NFPA free online game helps children learn important fire facts

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Lights, camera, action at APG

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Make the right choice! Act to prevent!

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG hosts first Iron Horse motorcycle ride

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG acquires fuel efficient hybrid vehicles

    Oct 15, 2009

  • With shift to Signal Command, DOIM becomes 70th APG tenant organization

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Press secretary cites candor on Afghan troop levels

    Oct 15, 2009

    Defense Department officials have been straightforward about the number of U.S. troops flowing into Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said at a Pentagon press conference Wednesday.

  • Year of the NCO: Distinguished Service Cross recipient outlines keys to success

    Oct 15, 2009

    Leadership and the Army standards are key elements of success for individual Soldiers, according to a Distinguished Service Cross recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 'Advise and Assist' brigade helps bridge project

    Oct 15, 2009

    On a floating bridge beside the stump of a modern concrete highway span under construction here, two middle-aged men talk through an interpreter about the job before them.

  • Congress finishes work on authorization bill

    Oct 15, 2009

    Congress has reached agreement on a $680.2 billion National Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal year 2010. The full Senate and House must pass the conference report before the bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

  • <a href="http://www.usaraf.army.mil" rel="nofollow">U.S. Army Africa launc

    Oct 15, 2009

    U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force recently transformed into the Army component to U.S. Africa Command. As part of this transformation process, the command launched its new website and social media center in conjunction with the command's first globally resourced exercise on the African continent.

  • Bright Star 09 Airborne Operation

    Oct 15, 2009

    Three images of the Oct. 12 Bright Star Coalition airborne operation in Egypt.

  • Bright Star 2009 participants conduct Amphibious Operations Exercise

    Oct 15, 2009

  • 82nd Airborne Division helps train troops coalition forces in Egypt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Story and photos of Bright Star 09 coalition training in Military Operations in Urban Terrain.

  • Unified Quest 09 Results

    Oct 14, 2009

    What is it' Unified Quest (UQ) is the Army's continuing study of the future security environment designed to isolate and frame issues vital to current and future force development. The study comprises a series of wargames, seminars, workshops and conferences serving as the Chief of Staff, Army's primary mechanism to explore enduring operational challenges and the conduct of full spectrum operations.

  • 441st Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers learn spiritual, Army and cultural values in Hiroshim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Hiroshima, Japan- The 441st Military Intelligence Battalion Unit Ministry Team executed a Leadership Professional Development event September 27-30, 2009. Twenty 441st MI BN were trained in spiritual, Army, and cultural values. Individuals briefed the group on intelligence operations of WWII, President Truman, survivors of the atomic bomb, religious values of Japan, and Japanese history.

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • 6/8 Cav, 76 FA Soldiers hail Father of Cavalry at Pulaski

    Oct 14, 2009

    Fort Stewart based Soldiers with the 6th Squadron, 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, paid tribute to the 'Father of the American Cavalry' at Fort Pulaski, Oct. 9. In a ceremony known as the Pulaski Jubilee, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers remembered Brig. Gen. "Count" Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish-born, American Revolutionary War general of the Continental Army who was mortally wounded during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

  • Marne Team competes in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a picture-perfect cloudless morning, with temperatures lingering near the upper 50s, thousands of runners took their mark at the starting line on a road outside of the Pentagon for the 25th Anniversary Army Ten-Miler competition, Oct. 4. Twenty-five years ago, the Army Ten-Miler began with a little more than 1,300 runners, but over the years the event has grown in popularity. Now slated as one of the largest road-races in the world, the Ten-Miler filled 30,000 slots within six days.

  • 3rd ID names Top NCO, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2009

    Joining the United States Army to serve the nation, Sgt. Jeffrey Bush, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and Cpl. Joseph Casarez, B Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, were recognized for their capability, bearing and professional attitude at Division Headquarters, Oct. 13.

  • Brunswick Navy JROTC program visits Stewart

    Oct 14, 2009

    From sending volunteers to local elementary schools to serving lunch at local elderly homes, Fort Stewart strives to support the community that supports it. So when the Brunswick Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Course asked if they could tour the base, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade pulled out all the stops.

  • Food is first order of the day for TISA employee, office

    Oct 14, 2009

    Salt, pepper, meat, bread, rice, soda, juice. This list does not even begin to scratch the surface of the food items that Sheila Edmonds, supply technician in the Directorate of Logistics Food Service and Troop Issue Subsistence Activity, orders for Soldiers. Whether it's for one of the eight dining facilities, Soldiers out in the field on an exercise or here for mobilization, Edmonds is the main person a Soldier see to get their food provisions.

  • Under Fire, Soldier Protects Convoys Delivering Vital Supplies

    Oct 14, 2009

    Currently deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Pvt. 1st Class Jarmaine Christian is responsible for keeping convoys safe while they deliver vital supplies through some of the most difficult and dangerous to navigate regions of Afghanistan. While technically classified as a petroleum supply specialist, the 22-year-old operates as a vehicle gunner. Many fuel specialists currently deployed to Afghanistan take on the work of serving as gunners and drivers for supply convoys.

  • Staff Directory

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Historic WWII-era camp shutters doors

    Oct 14, 2009

    As the bugler played "call to assembly," the local community and the Soldiers of the 78th "Lightning" Division said goodbye Oct. 5, to the Sgt. Joyce Kilmer Army Reserve Center on Camp Kilmer.

  • Medics polish skills during Tactical Combat Casualty Care workshop in India

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 12, 2009) - Medical personnel from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and the Indian Army's 31 Armored Division gathered to share information on the most resent medical techniques and applications of medical aids at Camp Bundela, India Oct. 12.

  • "Iraq Drawdown Requires Policies That Are Simple, Straightforward, Easily Understood, and Defen

    Oct 14, 2009

    Shortly after Major General Robert M. Radin assumed duties as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, last month, he spoke about his new role and how he sees Army Logistics evolving.

  • SMDC participates in Army 10-Miler

    Oct 14, 2009

    On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 4, more than 30,000 military and civilian runners gathered at the Pentagon to participate in the 25th Annual Army 10-Miler. USASMDC/ARSTRAT participated with two teams as well as individual racers. The race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, passing Washington, D.C., landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. The event is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and precedes the AUSA National Conference in Washington, D.C., annually.

  • U.S. Army South participates in AUSA

    Oct 14, 2009

    Washington, D.C. (Oct 14, 2009) - U.S. Army South participated in the world's largest landpower forum, Association of the United States Army, which brought together active, Guard and Reserve Army members along with retirees, family members and civilians. U.S. Army South participated in the annual meeting by providing a military exhibition, an operational presentation and social interaction resulting in a wider understanding of the Army South mission.

  • Draft Army Capstone Concept hits Web for public input

    Oct 14, 2009

    The 2009 Army Capstone Concept will be released on Dec. 21, but until then, Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate, invites the public to preview and provide feedback for the draft copy on the Small Wars Journal blog.

  • The 2009 Army Capstone Concept

    Oct 14, 2009

    Led by Brig. Gen. H.R. McMasater the capstone concept describes the broad capabilities the Army will require to apply finite resources to overcome adaptive adversaries in an era of complexity and uncertainty.

  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.

  • Soldier Show visits Fort Hamilton

    Oct 14, 2009

    The 2009 United States Army Soldier Show performs at Fort Hamilton Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. Both shows are at Fort Hamilton's Post Theater. Admission is free for both shows.

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Army Family Covenant and U.S. Army Soldier Show Oct. 14

    Oct 14, 2009

  • National Guardsman Keeps Ammo Moving

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP BEAUREGARD, La. - Ammunition has to be at the right place at the right time to support National Guard training. And the Joint Munitions Command knows that a National Guard Soldier at Camp Beauregard gets it there every time.

  • Q-West celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - "One of our primary rules is to work hard; play hard," Col. Larry Phelps, 15th Sustainment Brigade commander, said to a group of service members after he danced the Bachata.

  • Ambassadors of Hollywood visit wounded Soldiers, Afghans

    Oct 14, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - D.W. Moffett, Greg Germann, Kelly Carlson, DeAnna Pappas and Vanessa Branch visited troops at multiple locations across Afghanistan for more than a week as part of a United Service Organizations Ambassadors of Hollywood tour. Besides visiting troops at MWR and dining facilities, the celebrities visited wounded servicemembers and Afghan locals at the Role III coalition hospital here.

  • Army meets recruiting goals for quantity, quality

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army -- along with all branches and all components of the Armed Forces -- met its recruiting goals in fiscal year 2009, by meeting or exceeding both numeric goals and quality benchmarks for new recruits.

  • Suicide Gets Army's Attention

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army is taking suicide among Soldiers as a very serious problems and taking various measures to address it.

  • Service members mentor local children

    Oct 14, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Joint Base Balad, Iraq, hosted 77 children, ages six through 18, and 21 adults from some of the local communities for its first Iraqi Kids' Day Oct. 10, in the H-6 housing area.

  • Army keeps strengthening family support

    Oct 14, 2009

    Just as she has with her four grown daughters, Stephenie Palmer has seen the way the Army looks after its families grow and mature over the past two decades.

  • Defense Acquisition University offers opportunities for APG workforce

    Oct 14, 2009

  • 16th Sust. Bde. returns to Germany

    Oct 14, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Oct. 11, children who would normally be tucked away in bed excitedly ran around the Freedom Fitness Center on Warner Barracks in Bamberg.

  • Teaching IA first responders

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The two Iraqi Soldiers struggle and sweat as they attempt to lift their fallen comrade suffering from an exposed abdominal wound.

  • Year of the NCO: NCOs the reason USAMU is the 'Home of Champions'

    Oct 14, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers are the standard keepers for the military and provide a valuable service in training, leading, mentoring and caring for Soldiers. Nowhere is that more true than at the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, the "Home of Champions," whose NCOs train, lead and mentor more than just their own Soldiers-they do so for the entire Army and an entire nation.

  • Operation Bright Star begins

    Oct 14, 2009

    Military units from around the world formed a common front to begin a multi-national military exercise near the Egyptian coastal town of Alexandria, Monday.

  • Brighter day ahead as Twin Schools open

    Oct 14, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - On Oct. 12, a ceremony celebrated the grand opening of two schools nestled in a small village north of Baghdad, culminating two years of hard work.

  • YIP 2008 screenshot

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Ceremony to honor military in Auburn Hills

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Erika D. White

    Oct 14, 2009

    Solider Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Erika White

  • Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Flu Season Information

    Oct 14, 2009

  • US Army IMCOM

    Oct 14, 2009

  • NSSC Fact Sheets

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Soldiers, Airmen participate in international shooting competition

    Oct 14, 2009

    Kaiserslautern Soldiers and Ramstein Airmen had mere seconds to make every shot count using unfamiliar weapons Oct. 6 at the international shooting competition at the German Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    Oct 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services held Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-11.

  • Army, other services have record recruiting year

    Oct 14, 2009

    The military services' active and reserve components notched record recruiting numbers and signed up the highest-quality recruits ever in fiscal 2009.

  • VA to ease burden of proof requirement for some Agent Orange rulings

    Oct 14, 2009

    A new Department of Veterans Affairs ruling will soon relieve Vietnam veterans suffering from three specific illnesses from the burden of proving their ailments are linked to Agent Orange exposure to receive VA health care and disability payments.

  • Schweinfurt Soldier risks own safety to rescue accident victim

    Oct 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While driving on a four-lane highway near Conn Barracks Thursday, Oct. 8, a Schweinfurt-based wounded warrior dashed into the road to rescue a woman who was involved in a car accident and had staggered into oncoming traffic before collapsing.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts African defense attachAfAs

    Oct 14, 2009

    Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, commander of U.S. Army Africa met this week with several African defense attachAfAs to discuss his command's partnership initiatives with African nations.

  • Soldier inspires teens in Uganda

    Oct 14, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. John Okumu joined the U.S. Army nearly five years ago, he never dreamed he would one day deploy to Africa, the continent he once called home.

  • First helicopter flights launch in support of Natural Fire 10

    Oct 14, 2009

    When U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kellyjack Luman needed to inspect growing operations at this remote village in northern Uganda, he relied upon the CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the U.S. Army Reserve's 11th Aviation Command, a Fort Knox, Ky., -based unit supporting Natural Fire 10 this month in Uganda.

  • U.S. and African military officers prepare for exercise Natural Fire 10

    Oct 14, 2009

    Soldiers from several East African nations continue to flow into Entebbe, Uganda, in anticipation of the Oct. 16 kickoff of Natural Fire 10, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise.

  • Operation BIG LIFT

    May 7, 2012

    A Model for U.S. Cold War Military Strategy

  • NCO Spotlight for October- Sgt. Terence Miller

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- Sgt. Terence Miller, Alpha Company, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion. 500th Military Intelligence Brigade is in October's spotlight for the Year of the NCO. An NCO who much more prefers working behind the scenes; he was surprised when he was chosen.

  • Classic cars draw aficionados to Presidio

    Oct 13, 2009

    Classic-car aficionados joined music lovers for a festive day of car appreciation, entertainment and plain-old fun during the Presidio of Monterey Classic Car Show and Operation Rising Star Finale events here on Soldier Field Oct. 3.

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

    Oct 13, 2009

    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.

  • Energy conservation requires team effort

    Oct 13, 2009

    October often brings about thoughts of changing weather, apple cider and Halloween treats. But what about thinking of October as a great month to save money and improve national security'

  • Garrison Commander's BLOG

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Retirement Services Office

    Oct 13, 2009

  • H1N1 Flu Information

    Oct 13, 2009

  • White Sands Soldiers Run Immersive Exercise

    Oct 13, 2009

    Soldiers on White Sands Missile Range took on insurgents in an immersive training exercise held Sept. 21through 25 on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion spent the week long training exercise in on the various range areas on and around White Sands Missile Range conducting an immersive free form training exercise, allowing the Soldiers to practice important skills like route clearance and urban operations. The Soldiers also found themselves working through other challenges that they could one day face when deployed including working with indigenous forces and interacting with civilians on the battlefield.

  • Warrior Care

    Oct 13, 2009

  • White Sands Soldiers Run Immersive Training

    Oct 13, 2009

  • White Sands Soldiers Run Immersive Training

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Garrison Leadership

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Photos/Flickr

    Oct 13, 2009

  • ICE

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Presidio FOIA

    Oct 13, 2009

  • FMWR BLAST

    Oct 13, 2009

  • 1st Space Company builds strong bonds

    Oct 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command participates in the Strong Bonds Training Program. Command Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Pies traveled around the globe to provide the Congress-supported program to outlying elements of the command.

  • 2009 Redstone Rocket issues

    Oct 13, 2009

  • TIGR allows Soldiers to "be there" before they arrive

    Oct 13, 2009

    As Warfighters patrol the dangerous streets in theatre or secure enemy safe houses, Tactical Ground Reporting's (TIGR) new "Patrol View" function will soon enhance their visual perspective.

  • AMCOM/Redstone Arsenal Public and Congressional Affairs

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Reviving an industry: farmers prepare for micro-dairy

    Oct 13, 2009

    Walking through a market in Kirkuk city, Iraq, shoppers will notice something unusual while perusing the dairy section. Milk, cheese, yogurt and the various other dairy products all have a common feature: virtually none of them were made in Iraq.

  • CSA at AUSA

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Iraqi Army develops explosive skills

    Oct 13, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - A block demolition charge, or C4, comes in a 1.25 pound pack with pressure-sensitive adhesive tape on the surface. The charge can be cut to fit irregularly-shaped targets when necessary.

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