Archive: Nov 2009

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  • USACE People: Sacramento District project manager is 'Mr. Commissary'

    Nov 25, 2009

    Larry Gittings has overseen operations and maintenance projects at more than 500 commissaries for every branch of the military.

  • Go green: Manage TRICARE benefit online

    Nov 25, 2009

    Patients are a few minutes away from a better, simpler and more secure way to manage TRICARE benefits.

  • VA recognizes Agent Orange link to more diseases

    Nov 25, 2009

    Based on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine in October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has directed broader health coverage from his department for Vietnam War veterans, possibly including some in the Monterey area, who were exposed to Agent Orange.

  • Monterey Police recommend 'No Haste for the Holidays'

    Nov 25, 2009

    As part of the continuing effort by the Monterey Police Department to create and maintain a safe community, the third campaign of the Traffic Safety and Enforcement Strategy began Nov. 1.

  • Homeland Security unveils new job site for veterans

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled a new Web site designed to provide a one-stop location for veterans, including those at the Presidio of Monterey, looking for jobs.

  • Executive order seeks more veterans in government

    Nov 25, 2009

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Nov. 9 aimed at hiring more veterans to work in the federal government.

  • Executive order seeks more veterans in government

    Nov 25, 2009

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Nov. 9 aimed at hiring more veterans to work in the federal government.

  • Early Thanksgiving at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Fort McPherson celebrates Native American heritage

    Nov 25, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - The Fort McPherson community gathered Nov. 17 at The Commons at Fort McPherson to honor the many contributions made by Native Americans to the United States as part of Native American Heritage Month. The heritage month, first observed in 1990, aims to recognize inter-tribal cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art and traditions of the Native American and Alaska native people.

  • Fort Irwin now has furniture store of its own

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Third Army transitions medical services to Shaw

    Nov 25, 2009

    With the relocation of Third Army/U.S. Army Central to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., right around the corner, questions have arisen about healthcare services. Servicemembers and Family members may wonder what services to expect and where they should go to receive healthcare service once they arrive at Shaw Air Force Base.

  • 'I play with my friends. We eat. I like goldfish crackers.'

    Nov 25, 2009

  • VSCA remarks for MOH presentation in honor of SFC Monti

    Nov 25, 2009

    Remarks as delivered by Vice Chief of Staff, Army General Peter W. Chiarelli at a Medal of Honor Ceremony in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti on Friday, September 18, 2009.

  • Seasonal flu and H1N1 Vaccinations available for some

    Nov 25, 2009

    California Medical Detachment officials have projected plans for the seasonal and H1N1 vaccination program.

  • U.S. Army meets with industry representatives to conceive a ground combat vehicle

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli re-emphasized details of the Army's Modernization Plan and what is "necessary" in conceiving the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle as he met with more than 200 industry representatives at the second Ground Combat Vehicle Industry Day held at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., Nov. 24.

  • States, communities stand to gain in 2010 census

    Nov 25, 2009

    The 2010 census will determine where more than $3 trillion in federal funds will be allocated over the next 10 years and pave the way for local communities to gain funds for new roads, hospitals and schools, according to the Census Bureau.

  • Army training saves deputy's life

    Nov 25, 2009

    Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputy Kevin Walker could have died. During the national police week shootout competition, Walker had a massive heart attack. The combat lifesaver course at Fort Sill gave Staff Sgt. Matthew Treadwell the skills he need to save Walker's life. And he did.

  • USAMU Soldiers pile up medals

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit closed out another competitive season winning multiple medals recently at a number of matches.

  • G-6 says iPhone approach could help Army

    Nov 25, 2009

    Using Apple's iPhone application approval process as an example, the Army's chief information officer said emulating industry could help speed up the development and approval of Army network applications.

  • TCM-Soldier puts sharper eye on equipment, uniform issues facing women in the ranks

    Nov 25, 2009

    For some time, TRADOC Capability Manager-Soldier considered bringing in its own czar of sorts dedicated to gaining the female perspective in clothing and individual equipment across the Army.

  • Soldier loses eye but keeps dreams in sight

    Nov 25, 2009

    Ten months into his deployment with the 101st Airborne Division, Peter Sprenger lost an eye when an improvised explosive device detonated near the forward operating base in Tal Afar, Iraq. But he didn't lose his focus as an infantryman.

  • Disabled Soldiers play golf

    Nov 25, 2009

    When retired Sgt. Maj. Juan Garcia left Fort Stewart in 2003, he never thought he'd return to a military installation to play golf as a double amputee. On Nov. 16 and 17, Garcia returned to Hunter Army Airfield's driving range for the "First Swing" workshop, offered by the National Amputee Golfers Association. Joining him were disabled Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit, along with about 20 golf professionals and occupational therapists, who came to learn how to encourage and teach the disabled to play.

  • Soldiers, Senior Leaders, Share Thanksgiving Together

    Nov 25, 2009

    Many Soldiers, especially those in training status, are unable to be home for the holidays - at least the Thanksgiving holiday. Senior Soldiers, including commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants, take time from their Families during this holiday to show their appreciation for the troops by serving and greeting them during the Thanksgiving meal at each dining facility.

  • Pinup calendar raises money for wounded warriors

    Nov 25, 2009

    The idea came while Tess Crosby was planning her Halloween costume as a pinup girl. Wanting to create a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, Crosby hit upon a plan for a 1940s-style charity pinup calendar.

  • International exercise 'Forging Sabre' concludes at Sill

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Sill's total force training capability provided the right backdrop for more than 600 Singapore armed forces personnel who rehearsed their military capabilities here during Exercise Forging Sabre Nov. 1-24. Forging Sabre is an annual exercise held at locations throughout the world by Singapore, an island nation slightly smaller than the city of New York. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, Singapore held the exercise in Australia, Africa and Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Cooks Fight Elements, Other Obstacles to Keep Soldiers in the Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    At the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, little can be seen at 2 a.m. except lights in the distance. In the new Containerized Kitchen and the old Mobile Kitchen Trailer on Forward Operating Base King, however, the sound of clattering pans and the smell of cooking meat fills the air. The cooks of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team are hard at work even at this early hour, cooking to feed 1,400 Soldiers come sunrise. They prepare Soldiers for a day of hard training throughout all of 1st HBCT's NTC rotation.

  • Native Americans share 'sneak peek' of culture

    Nov 25, 2009

    Audience members got up out of their seats Thursday to join with Native American performers in a tribal dance expressing friendship and unity at the Native American Indian Heritage Month luncheon. Others tried their hand at a game of stickball, a Muscogee Indian tradition originally used as training for war.

  • USAIS announces instructors of the year

    Nov 25, 2009

    U.S. Army Infantry School selected the Instructors of the Year. They are junior enlisted winner SSG William Henderson, senior enlisted winner SFC Bruce Bowlan and officer winner CPT Nathan Smith.

  • Quartermaster school earns top TRADOC accreditation

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Quartermaster School recently earned the Training and Doctrine Command's highest accreditation rating.

  • 3rd ID Celebrates 92nd birthday

    Nov 25, 2009

    3rd ID celebrates 92nd birthday

  • Holiday party set for Dec. 5

    Nov 25, 2009

    Outdoor Recreation will bring a taste of summer to Kings Pond with a Hawaiian-style Christmas party Dec. 5. Fort Benning's first Island Christmas Party is 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Security check finds too many unlocked cars

    Nov 25, 2009

    One in eight privately-owned vehicles is left unlocked while parked at Fort Sill, according to an October survey by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Items found in unlocked vehicles ranged from wallets and purses to keys in the ignition. This is in violation of a post regulation which requires personal property to be secured whenever left unattended.

  • Task Force Marne Thankful for Family

    Nov 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving is a time for Families to be together, but when Soldiers can't be with their Families in America, they can eat a Thanksgiving feast with their brothers and sisters at arms.

  • Investigation ongoing into threat against Fort Benning

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Army's Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate a potential threat against Fort Benning, Ga., that was discovered Nov. 19.

  • Ordnance Opens First Doors to Training at Fort Lee

    Nov 25, 2009

    Ordnance leaders, students and community members gathered with the family of the late Maj. Gen. Jackson E. Rozier in one of the state-of-the-art training bays at the new Tactical Support Equipment Department building Nov. 20 for the official ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony.

  • Dining facility employees work hard on holidays

    Nov 25, 2009

    Many of us have fond childhood memories of great family gatherings on Thanksgiving Day with great food, family and conversation. On becoming a Soldier, I experienced unit gatherings at ...

  • Soldiers, Family Members Cut Ribbon on New Fort Stewart CDC

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers, Family Members, and Army Civilians gathered to celebrate the opening of the newest child development center on Fort Stewart, Nov. 20. The new center will care for 244 of the Army's youngest Family Members, who range in age from six weeks to five years old.

  • Soldiers prepare to react at new IED training village

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Benning Soldiers have a new place to learn about improvised explosive devices - a training village on Sand Hill. Construction on the nearly $500,000 site began in August, and Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, were the first to use it Thursday.

  • Adding a little kick: 22d Chemical Battalion takes physical fitness to a whole new level

    Nov 25, 2009

    Physical and mental fitness have long been pillars of the U.S. Army, so it is no surprise that Company A, 22d Chemical Battalion, (Technical Escort) gathered in the pre-dawn hours Nov. 6 for their workout. Like many other Army units, Company A is committed to being physically fit.

  • Mass H1N1 vaccination planned

    Nov 25, 2009

    The staff of Martin Army Community Hospital has immunized more than 25,000 active-duty Soldiers and 1,000 Department of Defense civilians with the seasonal flu vaccine or mist.

  • TF Marne Marks 3rd ID Celebration with 'Patch Ceremony'

    Nov 25, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division honored its 92 years of service to the nation by recognizing combat service through a traditional "Patch Ceremony," on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Nov. 21.

  • German, Italian Memorial Day observed

    Nov 25, 2009

    The graves of the 44 German and seven Italian soldiers buried at the Main Post Cemetery are markers of peace, said Fort Benning German liaison officer LTC Walter Shleef. While standing near the flags of the two nations, Shleef spoke to those who gathered to observe German and Italian Memorial Day Wednesday.

  • 76th FA Leaders Apply Civil War Lessons to TodayAca,!a,,cs Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    Senior leaders of the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, took a trip back in time to 1862 with a staff ride to the Fort Pulaski National Monument, Nov. 20.

  • Thanks a million!

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Benning hit the $1 million mark for the Combined Federal Campaign Monday.

  • Fallen Soldier Honored at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk

    Nov 25, 2009

    A good man, a good husband, a good father, and a great leader. Those were the words used to describe Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski by his battalion commander at the tree dedication ceremony in his honor at Warriors Walk, Nov. 19. Staff Sergeant Rudzinski, 28, of the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, was killed near Kandahar, Afghanistan, Oct. 16, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

  • CSU cadets infiltrate Buchanan Range

    Nov 25, 2009

    More than 20 ROTC cadets from Columbus State University were given a mission Sunday - rescue two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers and a member of the American Red Cross.

  • BOSS troops share Thanksgiving tradition with German students

    Nov 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Fourth graders at a local German elementary school were able to get a little taste of celebrating Thanksgiving with a group of Soldiers who were willing to share the American tradition.

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    Nov 25, 2009

  • Construction to begin on access control points projects

    Nov 25, 2009

    The access control point on Custer Road near McBride Elementary School will be closed, Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, for renovations.

  • Gold Star Wives heal by helping others

    Nov 25, 2009

    Tomorrow evening, many Americans will gather around the table to take turns with family and friends, expressing what they are thankful for. Many families will convey their heartfelt gratitude recognizing the sacrifices of those serving our country. For some families, that sacrifice comes in the form of an empty seat, a place setting for a loved one who gave his or her life to protect the freedoms Americans enjoy. Few organizations exist that know about that sacrifice more intimately than the Gold Star Wives of America.

  • Waking up from a somber sleep of community engagement

    Nov 25, 2009

    Our nation, as well as our community, has suffered through the ebb and flow of providing proper recognition to our brave warriors. From the ticker-tape parades that followed V-E Day to the empty streets that welcomed many of our Vietnam Veterans home, each conflict helps to define who we are and how we want to be remembered. The Watervliet Arsenal, which has been providing support to our war fighters since 1813, is trying to rise from a somber sleep of community engagement brought on by nine reductions of the workforce that began in the 1990s.

  • November 2009 Construction Photos - Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • November 2009 Construction Photos - Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Months of planning ensures deployed troops get 'taste of home' for holiday meal

    Nov 25, 2009

    How do you plan Thanksgiving dinner for 180,000 people more than 6,000 miles away' If you're a food buyer at the Defense Logistics Agency, you start by making a shopping list in April for meals to be served to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army's oldest NCO academy celebrates 60 years of excellence

    Nov 25, 2009

    The 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy celebrated its 60th Anniversary and has the unique distinction of being the first and oldest NCO Academy in the United States Army.

  • Lewis bound: I Corps analytical element completes year-long tour

    Nov 25, 2009

    In November 2008, Brig. Gen. Peter Bayer, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chief of staff, stood before the Corps Analysis and Control Element at Fort Lewis, Wash., to wish the Soldiers of I Corps' CACE well as they prepared to head to Iraq. On Nov. 20, he stood before the Soldiers again - this time in Baghdad and, this time, to thank them for successfully completing their mission over the past 12 months.

  • Tennessee Army National Guard maintains, operates critical northern Iraq aviation asset

    Nov 25, 2009

    Nestled in a remote location, by design, is a special aviation operation in northwest Iraq. Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Air Cavalry Squadron maintain and operate a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

  • Warrior Country's finest basketball players take on SKY basketball team

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Serving Knowledge to Youth street ball basketball players came to Casey's Carey Physical Fitness Center Nov. 20 to visit Soldiers and Family members.

  • Air Force flies high over Army 16-6 in flag football game

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Air Force toppled Warrior Country 16-6 during the third annual Flag Football Championship held Nov. 21 in Schoonover Bowl.

  • New NCOs welcomed at Yongsan Garrison ceremony

    Nov 25, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - New U.S. Army leaders were welcomed to the NCO ranks Nov. 20 at a ceremony on Yongsan Army Garrison.

  • Casey Popeye's opens after renovation

    Nov 25, 2009

    Staying in the same location for the past 17 years with very little construction or changes having taken place, Kim, Myong-chol (second to the left), Popeye's store manager, holds up a ribbon that was cut for a special re-opening ceremony for the USAG-Casey Popeye's that underwent renovations for two weeks; accompanied with Kim in the ribbon cutting was Command Sgt. Major Nidal Saeed (left), USAG-Casey command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Richard Fromm (right), USAG-Casey commander, Nov. 17 in front of the USAG-Casey Popeye's. The eight-time award winning Popeye's location received brand new tiles, a paint job, a new ceiling, more tables to make the restaurant larger and the same as what an individual would see at a Popeye's restaurant in America. Ken Limtiaco, Army and Air Force Exchange Services area 1 manager, explained to both Fromm and Saeed that AAFES will be going through more construction in the USAG-Casey food court to continue to make Korea "the assignment of choice."

  • Soldiers gather turkeys at PBC

    Nov 25, 2009

    Pfc. William Gasper and Harmony Gasper pick up a turkey which was donated by Spring of Acacia Lodge in appreciation for Army families Nov 18 in the Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. Spring of Acacia Lodge, a non-military charity organization which branches out around the world, contributed turkeys and other holiday food ingredients for 24 Warrior Country families to celebrate Thanksgiving day.

  • Warriors run in honor of veterans on Casey

    Nov 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Sunshine and excitement filled the air as more than 400 Soldiers lined up to participate in the Veteran's Day 5 kilometer run Nov. 11 in front of the Hanson Field House, USAGCasey.

  • Horn of Africa servicemembers bring donations to Djiboutians

    Nov 24, 2009

    A contingent of the U.S. Army's 4/78th Battalion, Delta Company Civil Affairs and volunteers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited a small village called Camel Douda in Djibouti to provide clothes, soccer balls, and a movie to local residents, November 12, 2009.

  • Local children decide legal case on Casey

    Nov 24, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Kindergarten children reached a verdict in a court and operated a virtual tank when 53 Pullip Kindergarten School children were invited Nov. 13 to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General at USAG-Casey.

  • Soldiers post fast times at 8 mile 2009 Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge

    Nov 24, 2009

    More than 140 Soldiers from Warrior Country jump into action at the sound of the starting gun for the 2009 running of the Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge Nov. 14. The course is 8 miles long and Soldiers must carry a 35 pound rucksack on their backs.

  • Warrior advances to 8th Army table tennis championship

    Nov 24, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class William Waltrip is about to try a forehand stroke in the Table Tennis Tournament which took place Nov. 14 in the USAG-Red Cloud Physical Fitness Center. Waltrip placed 1 and advanced to the 8th Army Champaionship match on Camp Caroll with the other 8 winners from Area I. "I would tell anyone interested in getting better at Table tennis to get and read the book 'Table Tennis: Steps to Success' to learn the basic strokes, training, and tactics," Waltrip said, when asked to give a few tips for other table tennis players. "Then, I would recommend hooking up with a table tennis club. Clubs have a lot of good players that enjoy teaching others to play. Internet Table Tennis forums are also a good way to ask about the game and learn from established players."

  • Camp Stanley honors Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 24, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - In honor of our nation's rich history and diversity and with November being Native American Heritage Month, the Camp Stanley Community Activities Center brought Soldiers, Civilians and Family members together Nov. 13.

  • American Red Cross signs agreement with Korean Red Cross

    Nov 24, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - The American Red Cross extended their abilities to provide for Soldiers and Family members in Warrior Country by signing an exchange and cooperation agreement between the Korean Red Cross and the American Red Cross Nov. 6 at the USAG-Casey Community Activities Center

  • Warrior Country Family members take a Korean culture tour

    Nov 24, 2009

    GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea - More than 20 Warrior Country military spouses and children enjoyed a free tour with various cultural activities and traditional Korean food around Il-san and Yangju city, Gyeonggi Province Nov. 12 in recognition of Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Armed Forces Reserve Center honors a Fallen Hero

    Nov 24, 2009

    NEW WINDSOR - Family, friends and distinguished guests outnumbered available seats at the building dedication honoring the memory of Sgt. Catalin D. Dima at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here on Nov 22

  • The Army's Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Nov 24, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army's Top Ten Greatest Inventions program recognizes the best technology solutions for Soldiers. Innovations are selected by Soldiers from active duty divisions based upon their inventiveness, potential benefit outside the Army, and impact on Army capabilities from the warfighter perspective.

  • Pilot program allows officers to switch career track

    Nov 24, 2009

    A new test program will allow some officers to transfer into a new branch or functional area.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Army's first female program executive officer begins tenure

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Army marked a historic milestone on Nov. 20 when Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price became its first female program executive officer. Price became leader of the Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control and Communications-Tactical during a Change of Charter Ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., presided over by the Army Acquisition Executive, Dean G. Popps, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology who leads 13 PEOs, including PEO C3T. This continues a historic trend, marked notably in July 2008 when the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. Ann Dunwoody as the Army's first female four-star general.

  • Giving thanks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Soldiers and civilians who work at the Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to meet a Soldier whose life was saved because of the work done here.

  • Thanksgiving message to the team

    Nov 24, 2009

    Thanksgiving has been and still is a very special American holiday that acknowledges and expresses appreciation for all the things we should be grateful for in this wonderful country.

  • Organization reaches out to make Thanksgiving a celebration for local military families in need

    Nov 24, 2009

    For the past 20 years members of a local veterans' organization have been gathering before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to put together holiday packages for local families of veterans and deployed service members.

  • Fort Eustis celebrates covenant renewal with food, fun

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (November 24, 2009) -- Fort Eustis leadership reaffirmed its commitment to Army families with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony at the Fort Eustis Club Nov. 18.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Brandon K. LaForce

    Nov 24, 2009

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Brandon K. LaForce

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Brandon K. LaForce

    Nov 24, 2009

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Brandon K. LaForce

  • Fort Hood shooting task force visit wounded Soldier

    Nov 24, 2009

  • ARMY BIDS MAJ. GEN. JOHSON FAREWELL

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 24, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell here today to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had been the deputy chief of staff G-4 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for logistics) since June 2007.

  • Fort Hood Shooting Task Force Members Visit Wounded Soldier

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Holiday Safety Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    Holiday Safety Message from LTG Benjamin R. Mixon and CSM Joseph Zettlemoyer, U.S. Army Pacific

  • Lt. Gen. Stevenson's speech for the Rozier Hall Dedication at Ft. Lee

    Nov 24, 2009

    Remarks as prepared for delivery for Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson at the Ribbon Cutting for Rozier Hall, Tactical Support Equipment Department Building, Fort Lee, Virginia, November 20, 2009.

  • Pashto students design Lewis-Laiq electronic dictionary

    Nov 24, 2009

    When students of Pashto grew tired of having their seven-pound dictionary give them mistranslations of words they looked up, they found a simple solution - they wrote their own program that would handle multiple entries for several meanings of the same word. "We got tired of the dictionary's never being accurate and constantly getting us in trouble in class," said Lance Cpl. Lauren Kohls, who has been studying the language for five and a half months and has the highest listening score in the class.

  • ASEP launches life-long careers for military spouses

    Nov 24, 2009

    To date, 57,600 spouses of Soldiers have been hired for positions at one of the 31 Fortune 500 corporations who have joined forces with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. This includes the 15,647 spouses hired this year. As of this October, eight more corporations, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., joined forces with ASEP, bringing the total number of corporate partners to 39.

  • DLIFLC plays major role in new Pentagon program

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center here at the Presidio of Monterey is providing the language-training support for a new Pentagon program called Afghan/Pakistan Hands, designed to develop expertise in a cadre of personnel who will contribute to the effective implementation of U.S. strategy in the region.

  • Army offers tools, training to prevent cold-weather injury

    Nov 24, 2009

    Thirty-seven cold weather injuries last winter were reported by the Defense Medical Surveillance System. That's why U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command schools and centers train Soldiers to avoid cold-weather injury.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade trains and saves Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2009

    Leaders and trainers of the 120th Infantry Brigade at Fort Hood provide for the safety and security of other Soldiers every day by training them to perform their missions with a high degree of skill and professionalism. Beyond that mission, they provide for other troop's welfare with a well-rounded slate of community support activities. As autumn swept through Fort Hood, they helped save lives and limbs by conducting an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim laid to rest

    Nov 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, one of the 13 people killed in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Monday.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association celebrated the achievements of their namesakes at the San Antonio National Cemetery Veterans Day, Nov. 11 in their vintage blue and yellow uniforms. The gathering has been an annual event for the last ten years at the National Cemetery honoring the 281 Buffalo Soldiers interred there.

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    Nov 24, 2009

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Fort Sill honors Family of the Year

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Maj. Thomas Caldwell and his family were recognized in a ceremony Wednesday at the Patriot Club for being named Fort Sill's Family of the Year. Caldwell, executive officer with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, his wife Almarie, daughters Shatondra and Ambria and son Thomas, Jr., won the award out of more than 40 families nominated.

  • Defender Six: Remember safety, deployed Soldiers during Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C - Each November, Americans gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy as citizens of this great land.

  • Senior British Logistician visits 7th Sustainment Brigade

    Nov 24, 2009

    Brigadier Chris Murray, Royal Logistic Corps spent the day with senior leaders of the 7th Sustainment Brigade as part of the British Officer Exchange Program and to attend the presentation of the Bronze Star to fellow British Officer Maj. Dominic Gosling.

  • Corps of Engineers builds facilities for 'Warriors in Transition' at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2009

    New barracks and facilities will benefit Warriors in Transition program that helps injured Soldiers returning from conflicts overseas.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

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