Archive: Nov 2009

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  • FORSCOM Commander's message about Fort Hood shootings

    Nov 5, 2009

    As the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Soldiers and Family members affected by today's shooting at Fort Hood. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

  • Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention

    Nov 5, 2009

    <i>What is it' </i> The Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) was signed on April 16, 2009 and is executed through the Army Suicide Prevention Task Force with oversight from the Army Suicide Prevention Council, both of which report to the Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli. The Campaign Plan takes a holistic approach to suicide prevention by identifying and mitigating those factors most likely to lead to suicidal behavior.

  • "Yudh Abhyas 09"

    Nov 5, 2009

    The Web Special was created by the Defense Military Activity, using images, stories and videos by Mr. Fred Baker, III. Baker embedded with the 2nd Cavalry, 14th Stryker Regiment for a portion of the exercise. The Web Special features his work.

  • Co-Op program helps wounded warriors transition

    Nov 5, 2009

    White Sands Missile Range has initiated a Wounded Warrior Co-Op Program to help expedite recruitment efforts while at the same time helping Soldiers transition to civilian life.

  • Mississippians, Iraqi Army partner to protect Q-West water supply

    Nov 5, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard consulted with elements of the Iraqi Army at the Al-Qayyarah pump house Oct. 26.

  • Message from the RCO - Ft. Hood Shootings

    Nov 5, 2009

    It is my sad duty to provide notification of today's fatal shootings which occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, 05 November. On behalf of the regiment, I offer my sincerest condolences to the families of the fallen. Despite its size, the Army remains a tight-knit family, and almost everyone has an extended family member (be it an actual family member, a friend, or a battle buddy) who is serving on Fort Hood.

  • 3d ACR Win's Secretary of Defense Phoenix Award

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Military Police heed call of "Train the Force!"

    Nov 5, 2009

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Confirmed shooting at Fort Hood

    Nov 5, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Department of Emergency Services officials confirmed at approximately 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 that more than one shooter fired shots into the Soldiers Readiness Processing Center and Howze Theater on Fort Hood.

  • Confirmed shooting at Fort Hood

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Engineers take on new role

    Nov 5, 2009

    Most Soldiers of the new advise and assist brigades in Iraq must rethink raditional roles and the engineers of 4-6th Infantry are no different.

  • Army Guard premieres new recruiting campaign

    Nov 5, 2009

    Guard members assigned to the National Capitol Region got a chance this week to preview the Army National Guard's new recruiting advertising campaign, which is scheduled to launch Nov. 13.

  • 418th Medical Logistics Company deploys in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Nov 5, 2009

    Family, friends, and comrades gathered at the Army Community Service Center Nov. 3 to bid farewell to more than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 418th Medical Logistics Company who are deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • President Proclaims Military Family Month

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Walmart among 8 new firms partnering to hire Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2009

    Eight more organizations, including Walmart, joined forces last month with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership.

  • Soldier receives Purple Heart, becomes U.S. citizen

    Nov 5, 2009

    Spc. Williams Martinez was honored and recognized for his bravery with a Purple Heart at the Fort Sam Houston Warrior and Family Support Center courtyard Oct. 30. A native of Santiago, Chile, Martinez was also naturalized as a U.S. citizen during the ceremony. Martinez was sworn in by U.S. District Judge John Primomo, who officially validated his citizenship. Primomo said it is not every day he presides in a naturalization ceremony for someone who has fought for our country before becoming a citizen.

  • Support is their Middle Name: National Guard Civil Support Teams Train to Aid Civil Authorities

    Nov 5, 2009

    Civil Support Team (CST) troops like Army Staff Sgt. Phillip Pasquariello and Army Sgt. Tyler Fotiuo, - dressed in billowy hazmat suits and rubber boots - enter a darkened factory carrying buckets, flashlights and a small rolling cabinet known as a sampling toolbox. Their pace is careful and deliberate, and the only sounds are their calm voices and the rhythmic hissing of their breathing equipment as they search the building's shadowy recesses for hazardous materials. Pasquariello and Fotiuo belong to the Pennsylvania National Guard's 3rd WMD Civil Support Team, one of several such units taking part in Exercise Vigilant Guard. They were on duty for three games of the World Series in Philadelphia, and arrived in Lockport to join the exercise on Wednesday, said Lt. Col. Timothy Gwinn, commander of the 3rd CST (WMD).

  • Trick or treat, give me something good to eat

    Nov 5, 2009

    Trick-or-treaters dressed in costume took to the streets of Fort McPherson Saturday, hoping to turn their empty sacks into treat-filled treasure troves. Costumes ranged from comic book superheroes to real-life heroes, like firefighters and Soldiers, and traditional outfits ,like princesses and fairies. Even the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, made a visit, moonwalking between houses to the delight of many. To help keep things safe, members of the Fort McPherson police department and select Soldiers maintained positions at key intersections. Households also did their part, leaving lights on to let kids know which houses to visit.

  • PEOAca,!E+Integration shows hardware at CGSC

    Nov 5, 2009

  • MG Formica nominated as next SMDC/ARSTRAT Commanding General

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Experts gather for Cyber Operations Symposium

    Nov 5, 2009

    The Combined Arms Center Capability Development Integration Directorate hosted a Cyberspace Operations Symposium Oct. 27-30 at Fort Leavenworth. More than 100 attendees from more than 25 organizations across Training and Doctrine Command and the greater community of interest actively participated in the symposium to further cyberspace operations capability development work. Working groups spent the first two days refining the Cyberspace Operations Concept Capability Plan.

  • Fall festival brings fun for entire family

    Nov 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Office of the Chaplain staff hosted a fall festival for children and parents of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities Saturday at the Fort McPherson Chapel Center.

  • Arter receives top civilian award

    Nov 5, 2009

    Upon leaving his assignment as commanding general of Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV had one last award to present - to a friend and mentor, retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter. Arter, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, was presented the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the highest Army award civilians can receive. The award was presented in front of community leaders Oct. 30. Caldwell said in his own 33 years of service, this is the first time he has given the award.

  • Perot pledges $6.1 million to CGSCAca,!E+programs

    Nov 5, 2009

    Texas billionaire and philanthropist H. Ross Perot has pledged $6.1 million to fund the Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation and the Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair in Ethics, retired Col. Bob Ulin, CEO of the Command and General Staff College Foundation, announced Nov. 3.

  • Fort Leavenworth bids farewell to Caldwells

    Nov 5, 2009

    Serving as commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth for the past 28 months, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV oversaw the publication of new doctrine and the inclusion of foreign, sister service and interagency resources into that doctrine. Publications out of Fort Leavenworth during Caldwell's command included Field Manual 3-0 "Operations," FM 7-0 "Full Spectrum Operations," FM 3-07 "Stability Operations" and FM 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance." As commandant of the Command and General Staff College, Caldwell made community engagement a graduation requirement. Warrant officers and interagency students began attending CGSC and the number of international students at CGSC increased along with the increase in the general student population.

  • Miami Garrison AT Exercise Involves Local First Responders

    Nov 5, 2009

  • OREGON JUDGE RULES FOR ARMY IN INCINERATION LAWSUIT

    Nov 5, 2009

    An Oregon judge denied a motion for summary judgment against the State of Oregon regarding Army chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Judge Michael H. Marcus, Judge for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, denied the petitioner's motion for summary judgment and entered a judgment in favor of the State of Oregon and its co-defendants in the case, including the U.S. Army. The casewas filed one year ago on Oct. 31, 2008.

  • Encouraging Volunteer Excellence

    Nov 5, 2009

    MIAMI - A U.S. Army Garrison-Miami tax program that partners with the Internal Revenue Service has saved its customers $43,000 in tax preparation fees. U.S. Southern Command leadership recently recognized the program's hardest working volunteer, Information Technician Second Class Lakeilah Dunbar with the Joint Service Commendation Medal in a ceremony at SOUTHCOM headquarters. "The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program assists military servicemembers with their taxes at bases all around the world at no cost. It does this by providing IRS-certified volunteers to make sure taxes are done thoroughly and accurately," said Jay Fanning, senior stakeholder relationship task consultant for the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Noncommissioned officer defies odds to achieve, mentor subordinates

    Nov 5, 2009

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT RDA Announces Reorganization

    Nov 5, 2009

    Dr. Steven L. Messervy, Deputy to the Commander for Research, Development & Acquisition at USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explains the reorganization of the RDA component of the command.

  • Meet Fort Monmouth and the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC: Part 3 of 3

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Easing the financial burden on military Families

    Nov 5, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the current global economic crisis, the military offers job security, but with the affects of rising prices, mortgage trouble, and debt, military Families may be feeling the strain.

  • ARL celebrates National Chemistry Week with APG youths

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Senior enlisted Soldier visits troops in Bamberg

    Nov 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited with Soldiers in Bamberg on Nov. 5 to thank them for their military service. Preston focused on several Army issues, which included the Army's strengths, successes and challenges.

  • Open season: Health care premiums on the rise

    Nov 5, 2009

    As the 2010 benefits' enrollment season starts Nov. 9, federal civilian employees -- like most workers -- will face another year of health plan premium hikes.

  • Chief of Staff visits Lake City ammunition plant

    Nov 5, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. observed the production of small-caliber ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., Nov. 4, 2009. The plant is the single largest producer of small arms ammunition for the United States military.

  • Crystal Clear: Mom not getting older, just wiser

    Nov 5, 2009

    I never worried much about getting old. Despite the stereotype that women constantly worry about their ages - and subsequently began lying about it - even as I neared my 30th birthday, I never gave a thought that I was old.

  • Guest speaker series resumes

    Nov 5, 2009

    Fort Jackson will resume its leadership and training guest speaker program today with a presentation by retired Lt. Gen. James Campbell, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the NCO Club.

  • Green: Focus on serving

    Nov 5, 2009

    After more than two decades in the Army, Master Sgt. Keith Green still hasn't had enough.

  • Seasonal and H1N1 flu updates

    Nov 5, 2009

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital has minimal remaining stock of seasonal flu shot available for adults, hospital officials said earlier this week. There is a nationwide shortage of seasonal flu vaccine.

  • CID puts stopper on financial crime

    Nov 5, 2009

    A Soldier makes a permanent change of station move and claims more for expenses than he is allowed. A civilian employee feeds confidential information to a contractor during bidding for a construction project. A senior noncommissioned uses a government purchase card to buy personal items. Unfortunately, those scenarios commonly happen in real life throughout the military.

  • Bull's-eye: Mental approach hits the mark

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John Hawes and Sgt. 1st Class Terry Blogg, both from Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, took more than their weapons to the Ninth Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. last month.

  • 'The epitome of a leader': Soldier recalls battle that killed Medal of Honor recipient

    Nov 5, 2009

    John Hawes remembers with vivid clarity the hail of gunfire and rocket propelled grenades that rained down on his position on a ridgeline in Gowardesh, Nuristan Province, in northeastern Afghanistan.

  • Medic hopes her stress story can help others

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Megan Krause's words come out in a rush, as if she wants everyone to hear and learn from her story.

  • Pentagon sends H1N1 vaccine to Central Command area

    Nov 5, 2009

    U.S. Central Command has received half of the vaccine needed to inoculate its forces against the H1N1 virus.

  • Brigade tests new concept in Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    The first new "advise and assist" brigades already in Iraq and others slated to arrive soon have a big leg up on their new mission, thanks to the groundwork laid by the 1st Armored Division's 4th Brigade, which provided a test bed for the new concept.

  • 'Amazing progress' on future 173rd ABCT home

    Nov 5, 2009

    Gen. Carter Ham discusses progress on construction of future home of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Family reintegration in Schweinfurt takes communication, understanding

    Nov 5, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers returning from a deployment must reintegrate back into a normal military routine away from combat, but while they adjust to all the changes within the Army environment, they also often face changes on the home front.

  • Tying the knot: Riggers secure loads for aerial deliveries

    Nov 5, 2009

    The mountainous Afghan terrain makes it difficult for convoys to travel to many remote forward operating bases throughout the country to provide needed supplies to troops. Coalition forces have only one other option for transporting supplies, aerial deliveries.

  • Social media drives one-man public affairs office

    Nov 5, 2009

    Commanders frequently insist on shouting a message "from the mountaintop," but one technologically savvy Army officer heading a brigade Public Affairs organization in Korea took his information even higher in early fall. Maj. Mike Nicholson, a Public Affairs officer serving with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, ventured into cyberspace in his quest to deliver his organization's message in a unique way.

  • U.S. Army Europe Commanding General looks forward to training with Latvians

    Nov 5, 2009

    ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia (Nov. 4, 2009)-Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, receives an weapons systems overview from Col. Dzintars Roga, Latvian land forces commander, during his first visit to the country. Ham visited Latvia to advance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and personally thank the Latvian soldiers for their many sacrifices while serving side-by-side with the Americans in Afghanistan. USAREUR will participate in a large military exercise with all three Baltic nations in October 2010.

  • Soldiers Find Faith in Iraq

    Nov 4, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - The water looks calm and clear. A hand wraps around the metal railing of the step ladder. A foot dips down to test the temperature before committing to full emersion. A smiling face awaits the person preparing to enter the pool of water.

  • Fort Irwin and NTC noncommissioned officers participate in run, symposium attended by Sgt. Maj. of t

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Defender Six shares views, priorities, personality

    Nov 4, 2009

    PENTAGON, Washington D.C. - "Are we doing the right things' Are we doing things right' What are we missing'" are questions resonating through the mind of the new Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and commanding general of Installation Management Command.

  • Hunter Chapel hosts first chili cook-off at Fall Festival

    Nov 4, 2009

    The aroma of chili floated across the front lawn of the Hunter Army Airfield Chapel as the Hulk, Batman, and Spiderman jumped in a bounce house a few feet away. This wasn't a reunion of comic book characters; instead this was the chapel's Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off at the Hunter chapel, Oct. 31.

  • Adjutant general says every absentee vote counts

    Nov 4, 2009

    A Soldier's vote by absentee ballot counts, and is counted every single time, said the Army's adjutant general and senior voting officer.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Wants You To Know...

    Nov 4, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital Wants You To Stay Healthy! Other than receiving a Flu vaccine, washing your hands will keep you healthy. PLUS Take 3 -- Keep your hands away from your Mouth, Nose and Mouth.

  • Winn's Warrior Restoration Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    Nov 4, 2009

    Winn's Warrior Restoration Center officially opened the doors to its newest facilities and services specifically established to address traumatic brain injuries. Though services targeted at concussion, PTSD, and pain management have existed for some time at major military medical treatment facilities, the need to provide these services at Fort Stewart, so that our Soldiers can recover at home through the extended support of their Military Families and units, resulted in the inception and ultimate reality of these facilities and collaboration of specialty services.

  • Army Spouse Selected Top Secondary Teacher for State of Texas

    Nov 4, 2009

    Yushica Walker, wife of Army Maj. Johnnie R. Walker, II, was selected as Secondary Teacher of the Year for the entire state of Texas--she will now compete at the national level. Mrs. Walker received a $5,000 cash award, a laptop computer, a trophy and a SMART Board technology package worth more than $16,500. Mrs. Walker is a sixth-grade science teacher at Morehead Middle School in El Paso, just outside Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • 6/8 Cav, 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Wins Fort Stewart Flag Football Championship

    Nov 4, 2009

    It was a battle amongst two Vanguard Brigade teams, but in the end there could only be one winner of this year's Fort Stewart Intramural Football Championship game held at the Sports Complex, Oct. 29. Taking home the winning trophy was the Mustangs of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who finished their 12-3 season with a 30-6 victory over the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Patriots.

  • Warrior Care Month - November 2009

    Nov 4, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Warrior Care Month is a concerted effort by the Army's Warrior Transition Command (WTC) to educate wounded, ill,and injured Soldiers and their families about the transition assistance programs available to them during and after their assignment to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU)-or as an Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Soldier. Throughout November, WTUs and AW2 will be conducting a variety of local events and activities to educate and motivate Warriors in Transition (WTs) to take advantage of education, employment and internship opportunities that promote a successful transition back to duty or into civilian life as a productive veteran.

  • Vanguard Infantrymen prove their expertise

    Nov 4, 2009

    Approximately 400 infantrymen challenged themselves to an ultimate test of their trade here, Oct. 26-30, but in the end only 104 Soldiers could adorn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge upon their chests.

  • 3rd ID assumes responsibility of MND-North

    Nov 4, 2009

    During a ceremony Nov. 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority for Multi-National Division - North.

  • Suicide awareness guide now available for leaders

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Army's newest guide book is small enough to fit in a pocket, but big enough to save lives, according to officials.

  • Fort Hood unit wins Secretary of Defense maintenance award

    Nov 4, 2009

    An Army cavalry squadron that redeployed from Iraq earlier this year received the Defense Department's highest award for maintenance excellence last week.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID PSD Save Lives in Medina Wasl

    Nov 4, 2009

    As 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Charlie Co. 2/7 and 1st HBCT PSD train in Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi villiage at the National Training Center, prior to deployment to Iraq.

  • 1/2 ARB takes to the skies, assists 1st HBCT

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Although only insurgents need be alarmed by the sound of chopper blades flying overhead, the sheer power of an Apache helicopter has the ability to instill a sense of awe in any person. The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, attached to 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, have no such feeling. These Soldiers, stationed at Forward Operating Base Miami for the National Training Center rotation, work on Apaches and Blackhawks every day.

  • Carson Family member advances to Rising Star semifinals

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson Family member reaches finals in Army's Operation Rising Star.

  • 194th duo makes impression at Benning sniper competition

    Nov 4, 2009

    The sniper team's grit and determination contributed to the win, as the drill sergeants do not normally have access to the tactical weapons, shooting ranges, or much free time. In addition to his normal duties, Wildman is also Knox's drill sergeant of the year and Johns is a new father.

  • Cartoonists visit Q-West, draw stories from troops

    Nov 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Five popular cartoonists and caricaturists on a tour sponsored by the United Service Organizations and the National Cartoonists Society entertained troops at the main dining facility at Contingency Operating Location Q-West Oct. 20.

  • Ivy Band gets sustainable home for training

    Nov 4, 2009

    The new facility for the 4th Infantry Division band is a green building, heated/cooled with geothermal energy.

  • Picerne explains what happens to BAH under housing privatization

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Spartans arrive in Kuwait

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATION BASE BUEHRING, Kuwait - "Rollover, Rollover, Rollover," shouted Spartan Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division as they participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle egress training, just one of the final training exercises the brigade must finish before leaving Kuwait and push forward to Iraq.

  • What housing privatization means to Soldiers, their Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The terms Residential Communities Initiative, or RCI, and privatized Family housing are now being used at Aberdeen Proving Ground. They both have to do with a new program that will change the face of Family housing on post over the next 50 years.

  • Ordnance Museum looks to future

    Nov 4, 2009

  • 3-89 Cavalry conducts squadron-level FTX

    Nov 4, 2009

    Gearing up for Afghanistan and building on previous training, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a squadron-level field training exercise at Castor 1 and 2 training areas Sept. 21-25.

  • Meet Fort Monmouth and the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC: Part 2 of 3

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Field artillerymen sharpen basic infantry skills

    Nov 4, 2009

    As infantry Soldiers took the Expert Infantryman Badge test here last week, Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, trained in a similar light in preparation for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's new battlefield mission, Oct. 26-30.

  • Force-on-Force returns as Hybrid Threat

    Nov 4, 2009

    Hybrid Threat Warfare combines force-on-force movements with counter insurgency tactics

  • Wrangling up fun and grub

    Nov 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq

  • USACE tests electronic verification of credentials at 3 demo sites

    Nov 4, 2009

    Letterkenny Army Depot now using prototype for Army-standard Automated Installation Entry systems ...

  • 'Assassins' train with pain

    Nov 4, 2009

    A Troop, 1/11 ACR Soldiers use simulated ammunition, or sim-rounds, to deliver high-intensity training to rotational training units.

  • Volunteers Spread Warmth

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Physical Training Gear Does Double Duty for CERFP Soldiers

    Nov 4, 2009

    While it seems like an odd wardrobe choice, the Massachusetts National Guard CERFP team members say their physical training uniforms are well-suited for their mission: to find, decontaminate and evacuate disaster victims. The Massachusetts CERFP team is one of several such elements taking part in Exercise Vigilant Guard, a joint training opportunity for National Guard and emergency response organizations to build relationships with local, state, regional and federal partners against a variety of different homeland security threats including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

  • Project improves flow of water, jobs, memories in Iraqi village

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Driving from one end of Bidawa village in Kirkuk province to the other used to be a challenge, but thanks to the addition of two new road culverts the trip is much easier.

  • First Team throws fest for Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - All the rain last month not only helped postpone the 1st Cavalry Division's original Fall Fest date, but it also dumped much-needed water on the parade field that would be have hundreds of children pitter pattering all over it Oct. 30.

  • Army Technology Live blog

    Nov 4, 2009

    Link to Army Technology Live blog

  • First Cav. families provide supplies to Iraqi students

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Families of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered a variety of school supplies ranging from notebooks to markers. With assistance from Iraqi Soldiers of the 46th Iraqi Army Brigade, these supplies were delivered to the Jadeeda Primary School near Hawijah in the Kirkuk province of Iraq, Oct. 28.

  • Long Knives bring treats

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Bringing in the Halloween festivities a day early, troops from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 'Thunder Horse' hosted their 2nd Annual Trick or Trunk Event at their Fort Hood motor pool Oct. 30.

  • Armor shields Soldier from sniper's fire

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The Combat Action Badge was awarded to one 1st Cavalry Division Soldier for actions during what started out as a simple mission but ended up turning into a near-fatal incident one early October afternoon in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Never to Return

    Nov 4, 2009

    Five American cemeteries are located in the Benelux footprint and are not only a lasting memorial to the men and women who rest there, but they are also a link that binds the military of today to the military of yesterday.

  • Jazz Ambassadors host Va. Ambassador

    Nov 4, 2009

    Soldier-musicians from the Jazz Ambassadors put on quite the show for concert goers in Roanoke, Va. Many came out to hear this phenomenal jazz band, including the Army Reserve Ambassador for Va., Ambassador Michael Kavanaugh.

  • Iraqi transportation unit test skills during Truck Rodeo

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- As the U.S. Army continues to build its partnership with the Iraqi Army, the two militaries share more than just training and knowledge, they also share tradition.

  • Justice to command RDECOM

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Nickolas G. Justice, Program Executive Officer for the Command, Control and Communications-Tactical at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will become the next Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Watch the H1N1 update by the CDC Director

    Nov 4, 2009

    CDC Director Dr. Frieden gives this update on the H1N1 (Swine) flu outbreak, antivirals and vaccine distribution.

  • Town signs agreement to pledge support for military families

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Iraqi Police build trust through community involvement

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-As Iraqi police continue to improve security in Kirkuk city, Iraq, they are delivering humanitarian aid to not only assist families in need but to also improve their relationship with the local community.

  • City of Kissimmee to host Community Covenant signing ceremony in support of Armed Forces

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Deerfield First in Warren County to Receive Military Community Covenant Document

    Nov 4, 2009

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