Archive: Nov 2009

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  • 7th Sustainment Brigade hosts Silver Scimitar

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - The 7th Sustainment Brigade hosted Silver Scimitar from Nov. 16-21 on Fort Eustis. Silver Scimitar is the United States Army's only exercise designed to conjointly train human resources (HR) units from all components slated for imminent deployment; in this case the units will be deploying within the next 90 to 120 days.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Nov 24, 2009

    Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) was established on 1 October 2008, as a Directorate in the Army G-3/5/7. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.

  • Christmas trees delivered to Japan

    Nov 24, 2009

  • 3d ESC working to build resilient Soldiers and Families

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Since returning from a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has implemented many different approaches to ensure its Soldiers get reintegrated with their Families, while remaining mission ready.

  • HIRED! program allows teen to learn more about childcare

    Nov 24, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A sophomore home school student is gaining experience supervising children by working mornings at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center's technology lab.A sophomore home school student is gaining experience supervising children by working mornings at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center's technology lab.

  • APG NCO has lead in local production of 'Rent'

    Nov 24, 2009

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground noncommissioned officer from the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band is currently a lead in the Havre de Grace community theater production of the rock musical "Rent."

  • CBRNE Command remembers one of their own

    Nov 24, 2009

    Family members, fellow Soldiers and civilians from the 20th Support Command (CBRNE) solemnly gathered at the Edgewood Chapel Nov. 5 to honor the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Preciado.

  • Company E 16th discontinues in accordance with BRAC requirements

    Nov 24, 2009

    After more than 19 years of training ordnance officers, warrant officers and international students on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Company E, 16th Ordnance Battalion conducted a discontinuance ceremony in accordance with mission requirements under base realignment and closure. The ceremony was held in the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center Oct. 16.

  • JPED Soldiers talk to SJA students in honor of Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Joint Personal Effects Depot visited Saint Joan of Arc School to speak to students on Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Veterans Visit: Vietnam Vets visit Long Knives

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Wayne Barrett separated from the U.S. Army in 1967, the Military was much different.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • ABV fielded with Marines

    Nov 24, 2009

    Assault Breacher Vehicles deployed now with troops in the Middle East are a symbol of success for workers at Anniston Army Depot after a roll-out ceremony here May 14 recognized the production of the ABV and another vehicle, the Joint Assault Bridge.

  • Mullen Offers Thanks to Military Families

    Nov 24, 2009

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed the week of Nov. 22-28 as National Family Week, and the nation's top military officer has issued a message to all military families...

  • OMMS Soldiers 'stay with the team' during mass re-enlistment

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Army's Top Chaplain leads worship at Division Chapel

    Nov 24, 2009

  • The upcoming Hajj

    Nov 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - An important time for Muslims is fast approaching. The Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, begins on the eighth day of the Arabic month of Dhul-Hijjah, which corresponds to Nov. 25.

  • Cav troopers prep for aid missions

    Nov 24, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In an effort to provide local residents extra comforts during the winter months, Soldiers, here, are stocking warehouses full of humanitarian aid items.

  • DSTB receives H1N1 vaccinations

    Nov 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, have begun receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine.

  • Renovated Housing Referral Office focuses on newcomer needs

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - By keeping the focus on newcomer needs, in-processing just got a little easier with the official opening of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's recently renovated Housing Referral Office. Led by Schinnen commander, Lt. Col. Fern O. Sumpter, members of the garrison gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nov. 23.

  • 'First Team' honors fallen comrades

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fellow Soldiers, friends and Family members came to the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel Nov. 18, to pay respects to four Soldiers who lost their life recently.

  • ESC Commander's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    On behalf of the entire 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the warmest of Thanksgiving holidays.

  • December 2009

    Nov 24, 2009

    Vol. 64, No. 12

  • Poarch Creek Indians display culture at observance luncheon

    Nov 24, 2009

    The 200-plus depot employees attending the Nov. 18 luncheon here to observe National American Indian Heritage Month were presented with a lesson on sustainment. Keynote speaker Alex Alvarez, cultural education coordinator for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, said the U.S. settlers at the end of the American Revolution laid plans to extinguish the Native American culture and language.

  • Keeping the hoop dreams alive

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Among the empty and now barren fields outside of Kirkuk, Iraq, there are oasis' of greenery and life even as the temperature in the area is dipping lower with the onset of winter.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • 3d ESC assumes responsibility for 233rd Transportation Company

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 233rd Transportation Company officially became a subordinate unit of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during a patching ceremony here Monday, November 16.

  • Mullen Offers Thanks to Military Families

    Nov 24, 2009

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed the week of Nov. 22-28 as National Family Week, and the nation's top military officer has issued a message to all military families in honor of their contributions to the nation...

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: FORSCOM Fitting Families into the Equation

    Nov 24, 2009

    Army Family members will now be part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience.

  • The 'reel' Army

    Nov 24, 2009

    The summer movie season can be filled with action-packed, blockbuster movies. The 2009 season was no exception, presenting audiences with "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." The hordes of '80s children who gleefully cheered on the giant robots and elite military teams may not realize how involved the Army was in helping make these movies.

  • U.S. Army, Dutch share Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Dutch Ministry of Defense employees, who comprise two-thirds of the USAG Schinnen workforce, were treated by U.S. Department of Defense Soldiers, Civilians and Volunteers to a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal at the garrison's Activity Center Nov. 24. Participants were treated to an abundance of traditional American Thanksgiving cuisine and were accompanied by a Thanksgiving melody of songs, the reading of a Thanksgiving poem, and musical entertainment during the meal by NATO's Jazz Messengers. Ideas for such an event were first presented at a strategic planning conference two years ago, leading a team to develop an action plan of events to reinforce cultural exchange and camaraderie among the garrison workforce. USAG Schinnen, the only U.S. Army garrison in the Netherlands, provides base operations support to international military communities across northern Germany, eastern Belgium, and the Netherlands.

  • Green Team offers recycling solutions

    Nov 24, 2009

    From the traditional recyclable materials of cardboard, paper, plastic and glass to scrap materials like wood and metal and even some non-traditional items like old overalls, furniture and even oil, much of the depotAca,!a,,cs waste can be repurposed, reused or recycled into something new.

  • Mullen Offers Thanks to Military Families

    Nov 24, 2009

  • First Soldiers in space

    Nov 24, 2009

    Colonel Robert L. Stewart floated through the space shuttle Challenger's cargo bay and over to his jetpack-known in NASA terms as a Manned Maneuvering Unit. He eased himself into it and swung the pack's armrests into position. After a quick systems check, he released his tether and, using buttons and joysticks, slowly rocketed away from the bay. With his legs dangling free, Stewart left the safety of the shuttle.

  • Sustainers speak at Veterans Day celebrations

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Two members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command group reached out to the communities surrounding Fort Knox last Wednesday and honored America's veterans in the process.

  • Mission accomplished!

    Nov 24, 2009

    "First gear-let's move out!" Terry (Shelswell) yelled for the last time this morning. Today is the final day of the 2009 MVPA Convoy.

  • Czechs forge friendships with US veterans

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - This year the Czech town of Rokycany held its 20th anniversary celebration, centered around their Veterans of Foreign Wars friends who travel here from all over the globe to share memories of World War II Nazi liberation, the fall of the infamous Iron Curtain, and the current peace they have enjoyed with their American friends in the times since.

  • Army wives join 'G.I. Jane Platoon,' get glimpse of daily Soldier life

    Nov 24, 2009

    Early on a drizzly November morning, 39 wives of 2-9 Infantry Soldiers stepped off a bus at Camp Casey in South Korea for the "Manchu Spouse Challenge."

  • Transcontinental convoy

    Nov 24, 2009

    When it comes to withstanding the whirling, violent winds of a good ole' Midwestern thunderstorm, Don Chew of Brighton, Colo., has probably seen or encountered just about everything.

  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Travel safely, come home healthy

    Nov 24, 2009

    With the holiday season about to start, Fort Jackson officials are zeroing in on efforts to ensure that all members of the Fort Jackson family stay safe on the road.

  • Grafenwoehr Elementary students stop to reflect, break down the Berlin wall

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, Nov. 9. The Berlin Wall, built on Aug. 13, 1961, served as a border between East and West Berlin and was a symbol of the Cold War. At 96 miles long and approximately 12 feet tall, it separated families, friends and countrymen.

  • Summer surge plans take shape

    Nov 24, 2009

    Leaders from Fort Jackson and the U.S Army Reserve's 108th Training Command (IET), 98th and 104th Training Divisions (IET), met Saturday for the annual Active Component/Reserve Component Conference to decide the best strategy to incorporate reserve units within active component units for the upcoming year's influx of Soldiers.

  • Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Soto: 'Strive for your goals'

    Nov 24, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Lisa Soto said she has had the pleasure of working with some great leaders, and those relationships have motivated her as a Soldier.

  • Towering over the competition: 12 chefs rise to top, will represent USAREUR at Armywide culinary com

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - After more than a week of slicing, dicing, simmering and sautAfAing, 12 Soldier-chefs emerged as the cream of the U.S. Army Europe Culinary Arts crop, Nov. 19. In February, the team will compete in the 34th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. More than 30 competitors from six major garrisons vied for the coveted 12 slots, but the trail-by-fire competitions, which ran Nov. 5-13, were no cakewalk.

  • Native American spirit soars at luncheon

    Nov 24, 2009

    Nearly 200 Fort Jackson Soldiers watched last week as members from local Native American tribes shared traditional dance and music, explained their culture and described the many contributions Native Americans have made to the military throughout history.

  • California or bust

    Nov 24, 2009

    Five antique military vehicles, representing every conflict from World War I to Vietnam, convoy through Washington's morning rush hour at 30 mph. The mirrors, lights and signals are microscopic, and one car doesn't have signals at all.

  • Meal delivers taste of home to Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2009

    By this time Wednesday, employees at post dining facilities will have spent the better part of this week and last preparing nearly 7,000 pounds of turkey, 4,000 pounds of ham, 1,400 pounds of shrimp and 1,500 pies.

  • Grafenwoehr leaders stress it's OK to seek help

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has recently experienced a spike in those taking their own lives, and leaders in the community met to tackle this complex issue Nov. 13. At the meeting, Garrison Commander Col. Chris Sorenson, along with chaplains, commanders of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and medical and behavioral health personnel focused on ways to erase the stigma associated with seeking mental help, and to identify and remove potential barriers to obtaining treatment.

  • Jammed up: Post leaders take on traffic troubles

    Nov 24, 2009

    Getting to work in the morning can be a time-consuming ordeal for Fort Jackson commuters. Rush hour traffic backups outside the installation's gates have prompted post officials to analyze what causes the problems.

  • CFC officials aim to reach goal as deadline nears

    Nov 24, 2009

    There is still time to donate to your favorite cause through Fort Jackson's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Chaplain assistants: 100 years of Soldier and spiritual support

    Nov 24, 2009

    He didn't plan to stay in the Army. Joe Stanfield planned to get out with a college degree after his two-year commitment. Nine years later, he's still in the Army. He has the degree, and is working on another. Stanfield's not sure what the future holds, he knows one thing-he loves his job. He's a chaplain assistant.

  • Army joins with mental health institute to study suicides

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Army is collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health to launch the largest study ever undertaken of suicide and mental health among military personnel.

  • Pentagon convenes Fort Hood shooting task force

    Nov 24, 2009

    The leaders of the Pentagon's review board on the Fort Hood, Texas, rampage reported for duty Monday to begin their 45-day investigation to what led to the mass shooting.

  • Joint teamwork keeps foreign fighters from crossing borders

    Nov 24, 2009

    The afternoon mission was just one of almost three dozen day and night, partnered hasty checkpoint missions, labeled as vehicle interdiction snap traffic control point operations conducted since mid-September.

  • 2nd Infantry Division debuts Warfighters' Simulation system during exercise

    Nov 23, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system during a command post exercise held recently in South Korea.

  • The Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise: A change agent for Army services and infrastructure

    Nov 23, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army is adapting so that it thinks, acts, and operates as an enterprise. Institutional Adaptation (IA) will help re-balance the Army by aligning functions, processes and working relationships to more effectively and efficiently generate trained and ready forces and preserve the all-volunteer force.

  • Fire departments, 95th CST get together for a little HAZMAT

    Nov 23, 2009

    Members of the Presidio of Monterey Fire Department, Salinas Fire Department and the California National Guard's 95th Civil Support Team participated in a hazardous materials exercise at the former Fort Ord area Nov. 10.

  • BG Pittard Visits FFID to review the BCT Modernization Program

    Nov 23, 2009

    Brigadier General Dana Pittard, the TRADOC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, visited to view the new equipment being tested by the Future Force Integration Directorate (FFID) Battle Command Complex (BCC).

  • FFID Soldiers and Civilians Continue the pledge to Motorcycle Mentorship

    Nov 23, 2009

    As part of the Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program these motorcycle safety rides are becoming common place on Army bases worldwide. The rides are intended to provide mentorship for newer riders and to help to promote safe practices among motorcycle riding service members and civilians.

  • Army civilian attributes life-long strengths to baseball

    Nov 23, 2009

    When Norberto Soto-Fuentes played little league baseball at age 10 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he had no idea how much the game would affect him for the rest of his life.

  • Oliver North's 'War Stories' films at Fort Bliss

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers of the 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force demonstrated several pieces of new equipment in combat scenarios for camera crews from the Fox News Network.

  • Army to separate Soldiers who don't extend to deploy

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.

  • The AETF Blackjacks receive their 3rd Safety streamer

    Nov 23, 2009

    Brigadier General Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents the Blackjacks, the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division , Special troops battalion, Bravo Company the Saber award is the Companies third safety streamer for consecutive quarters of being accident and incident free.

  • Battle Command Complex hosts Iron Chef Challenge

    Nov 23, 2009

    Every quarter, the Battle Command Complex (BCC) on Fort Bliss, TX holds a culinary "Iron Chef" style contest to decide bragging rights for the winning team.

  • Army wife wins 'Rising Star'

    Nov 23, 2009

    Lisa Pratt, an Army wife from Fort Carson, Colo., was selected Nov. 20 as winner of the Operation Rising Star singing contest. The runner-up was Capt. Donald Williamson, an Army chaplain serving in Germany.

  • Major General John F. Campbell, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander, Celebrates Veterans

    Nov 23, 2009

    Major General John F. Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, participated in multiple Veterans Day events in the greater Chicago area from November 9th to the 12th to include; a tour of the Chicago Board of Trade, lunch with the National Strategy Forum, an office call with the Director for the Illinois Department of VeteransAca,!a,,c Affairs, dinner with the World Presidents' Organization, a radio interview at WLS News-Talk Radio, breakfast hosted by Chicago 502 at the Union League Club of Chicago, participation in the VeteransAca,!a,,c Day parade, and attendance at the Chicago Blackhawks Military Appreciation Night where he presented a Bronze Star to Illinois National Guard Soldier, 1st Lt. Michael Kowalski. When asked how it felt to be part of the Veterans Day events in Chicago, Campbell had this to say. "What a fantastic city with a great military heritage. With places like Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Grant and Lincoln Parks. It's truly been a distinct pleasure to be here to honor our great Veterans in such a prestigious city," said Campbell.

  • Army's first female program executive officer begins tenure

    Nov 23, 2009

    Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price became the Army's first female program executive officer Nov. 20. She leads the Army's Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical.

  • Fort Hood's WTB Taking Care of its Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2009

    Warrior Care Month: Col. William Salter, commanding officer of Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade, chats with Carolyn Gillard, a certified nursing assistant at the Warriors in Transition Clinic, located inside the Thomas Moore Health Clinic. With Salter is Dr. Jose Aguero, the clinic's former officer in charge who accepted a position in Aviano, Italy. One of the benefits of Fort Hood's Warriors in Transition Clinic is that it provides a comforting and quiet environment for the Soldiers, and, with its own entrance, convenient access.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Safety a Priority for Senior Leaders

    Nov 23, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.Aca,!"Safety took center stage on Friday, Nov. 20, at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) here when Commanding General Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell hosted the annual command safety council meeting for all senior leaders.

  • Command takes part in building bridges

    Nov 23, 2009

    Throughout the past eight months, Soldiers from both the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD) and the 1st Space Brigade have volunteered their time, skills, and knowledge to the future scientists and mathematicians of Galileo School of Math and Science. The association is part of a joint venture between Colorado Springs School District 11 and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Operational hub.

  • Giving Thanks!

    Nov 23, 2009

    Members of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Colorado Springs enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast.

  • Fort Bliss warfighters, families focus of Army Secretary visit

    Nov 23, 2009

  • Secretary of the Army visits Medina Wasl

    Nov 23, 2009

  • AMC's Lean Six Sigma success generates 6 awards

    Nov 23, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command garnered six of the 11 Army Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Can commercial industry quench the Army's thirst for connectivity'

    Nov 23, 2009

    NEW YORK -- As troops continue to deploy to diverse theatres such as Afghanistan where existing communications infrastructure is limited, the Army's demand for connectivity continues to grow. Commercial companies can be a part of the solution.

  • Tennessee Guard unit delivers water on Q-West

    Nov 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - While walking around Q-West, it's likely that one might come across a pallet of water near a living area, place of work, or elsewhere. The Soldiers of the 1174th Transportation Company, 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, deliver an average of more than 30,000 bottles of water weekly all over the base here.

  • U.S. Army Europe discusses key issues with senior European leaders

    Nov 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 23, 2009) -- Forty-nine foreign awardees of the U.S. Legion of Merit met and participated in frank and open discussions with U.S. Army Europe leaders during the 29th Annual Legion of Merit Conference at Patrick Henry Village here, Nov. 19. The conference attendees, senior active and retired officers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia, including two four-star and 10 three-star generals, discussed USAREUR's Theater Security Cooperation activities, the situation in Afghanistan, and USAREUR's mission, operations and transformation. The overarching theme was, "Building capacity to enhance trans-Atlantic security."

  • Retirees living in Germany can benefit from new arrangements reached with German Federal Ministry of

    Nov 23, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Retired servicemembers who live in Germany as ordinary residents can benefit from new arrangements reached with the German government regarding duties charged on purchases made in American military exchange and commissary facilities and packages received through U.S. forces post offices.

  • 3/405th AFSB Supports USAID Resupply Mission

    Nov 23, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) recently completed a resupply operation in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Due to recent disasters in the Pacific Rim, USAID's relief supply inventory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, needed to be restocked.

  • Warfighters on the move need meals on the go

    Nov 23, 2009

    Collaborations are huge within the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command. Case in point, meals on the go have just gotten better thanks to the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, co-located on the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. The First Strike Ration and the MORE are new rations that some deploying units will start to see in their deployments in 2010.

  • Keeping Soldiers safe from Malaria

    Nov 23, 2009

    This story focuses on the relationship between USAMMDA, WRAIR, FDA, and Sigma-Tau Industries in developing a safe treatment for the severest form of the tropical disease malaria. Our troops are deploying in some regions where Malaria rates are high. It's the duty of the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command and its subcommands like USAMMDA to provide them with the best healthcare products.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in action at LRMC

    Nov 23, 2009

    Doctors and nurese from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany attend a newborn.

  • New NATO command activated in Kabul; continues Afghan training

    Nov 23, 2009

    A newly established NATO command was activated at Camp Eggers in Kabul, as the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan merged with the new NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan to create a unified command for the training of the security forces in Afghanistan.

  • German, U.S. foot march honors fall of the Berlin Wall

    Nov 23, 2009

    The fall of the Berlin Wall occurred 20 years ago on Nov. 9, 1989. The celebration was broadcast worldwide as it represented the reunification of East and West Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Army Community Service helps send aid to Afghans

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - For the second-ever Make a Difference Day service project at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, community members donated their time to help people miles away by focusing on a cause that hits very close to home. After gathering donations for weeks, volunteers of all ages spent part of their Saturday, Oct. 24, at Army Community Service packing boxes filled with toiletries, hardware supplies and sports equipment to send to men, women and children in Afghanistan.

  • Leaders re-sign Covenant at Hohenfels

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Senior leaders from the Joint National Training Command, Joint Multinational Readiness Center and U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels renewed the Army's commitment to taking care of Soldiers and families when they re-signed the Army Family Covenant at USAG Hohenfels.

  • Warner Barracks honors its veterans

    Nov 23, 2009

  • JFHQ Marine component gets command visit

    Nov 22, 2009

    JFHQ-NCR Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst visits Marine Corps Base Quantico for a briefing by the Marine Component and an onsite visit to installation assets that figure in emergency response planning for the National Capital Region.

  • 'Super Sapper' Competition Tests Engineers in Hawaii

    Nov 22, 2009

    The sapper community on Hawaii witnessed a new milestone on the island when Soldiers from the 34th Sapper Company held their first annual Super Sapper Competition to test the physical ability of new Soldiers Nov. 4 on Schofield Barracks.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General Pins on Second Star

    Nov 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2009) -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pinned on his second star during a promotion ceremony held on Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, presided over the promotion ceremony. Maj. Gen. Terry's wife, Cathy, and childhood friend, Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, had the honor of pinning the stars on Terry's dress green uniform. Terry's two sons took part by putting the two-star shoulder boards on his Class A shirt.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Nov 22, 2009

    Families, friends and loved ones welcomed home more than 250 Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, during a redeployment ceremony, Nov. 2, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • Soldier finds, restores pieces of history from Afghan bazaar

    Nov 22, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - At Kandahar Airfield's weekly bazaar, local vendors display in their colorful booths everything from jewelry to DVDs to wood carvings. For Sgt. Diego Andrade, visiting the bazaar is a chance to find pieces of history.

  • Stay Army Strong-Fight Novel A (H1N1) Influenza

    Nov 22, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Novel A (H1N1) influenza virus is a new strain of influenza virus that first appeared in Mexico and the United States in April 2009 and has since spread globally. Just like the seasonal flu, the H1N1 virus is contagious and can spread through respiratory droplets from person to person when a person coughs or sneezes; or touches something with the flu virus on it and then touches their own eyes, nose or mouth.

  • MNF-I Command Sergeant Major Says Farewell To The 506th Quartermaster Company

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The Multi-National Force - Iraq command sergeant major came to Contingency Operating Site Marez to witness the 506th Quartermaster Company case their colors Nov. 16.

  • Three star visits deployed Soldiers in Iraq

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, the director of the Defense Logistics Agency, or DLA, had lunch here Nov. 13 with some Alabama National Guard Soldiers from the 2025th Transportation Company out of Jacksonville, Ala.

  • Mississippi combined arms battalion armed with the law

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Mississippi Army National Guard judge advocate officer received a Meritorious Service Medal in a ceremony outside the Base Defense Operations Center of Contingency Operating Location Q-West Nov. 13.

  • Army employee's efforts help restore young German leukemia victim's health

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- For 102nd Signal Battalion telephone technician Alexander Weber-Fetscher, June 22, 2007, will be remembered as the day he welcomed a new life into the world and helped save another one.

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