Archive: Nov 2009

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  • Fall of the Wall remembered as 'thanksgiving'

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- On my way home from work on Nov. 9, I bought a German newspaper to remember my experiences as an East German teenager and to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall some two decades ago.

  • History through native eyes

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden employees paused to remember the original inhabitants of the continent that today is known as North America during a lunch and learn workshop Nov. 3.

  • US Army leaders meet with shaykhs in southern Iraq

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Lang, the Multi National Division - South deputy commanding general for support, visited local shaykhs at a private residence near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, for a key-leader engagement, to discuss how the drawdown of forces in Iraq will affect the shaykhs' area.

  • [Equal opportunity advisers host course to prevent discrimination]

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -Soldiers worked with one another to better understand discrimination, in the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course Nov. 14 through Nov. 20 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Navajo tribesman speaks at luncheon honoring Native Americans

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Joint Base Balad American Indian Heritage Luncheon was held at Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on Nov. 18 in recognition of Native American month. The luncheon featured a prayer in the Navajo language and focused on bringing fading traditions into the spotlight.

  • AAFES works to meet demands despite shipping delays

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Shipping and receiving goods to the Army and Air Force Exchange Services across Iraq has been increasingly difficult for several months, due to restrictions implemented by a status of forces agreement signed in January 2009, said an AAFES spokesman.

  • Soldiers deliver supplies, view new school building

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, visited Al Soonobar School at Jaber Mohamed Village, Iraq, Nov. 18 to deliver school supplies and stuffed animals to roughly 45 students.

  • Logistics Training and Advisory Teams meet at JBB

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - For the first time since their units' arrival in Iraq, four sustainment brigades' Logistics Training and Advisory Team leaders met to discuss the Iraqi capacity to self-sustain and the teams' plans in the coming months.

  • Powder Puff football teams play under Friday night lights

    Nov 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Football season is well underway and the cheers and roars on Friday and Saturday nights at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, belong to the women.

  • Native American Soldiers celebrate, share culture

    Nov 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Service members at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, attended a National Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 14 at Memorial Hall to honor the tradition and culture of Native Americans.

  • 'The Terminator' returns to visit troops

    Nov 21, 2009

    Keeping a promise he made to troops in 2003, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to Iraq Nov. 16, to "pump up" with them at the gym and deliver a message of thanks for their continued sacrifice and service, as well as the sacrifices their families have continued to make.

  • Army develops new program as 2009 suicide numbers remain high

    Nov 21, 2009

    Recently, the Army released suicide statistics for the month of October and the total number of suicides, suspected and confirmed, for 2009. Data indicates the number of Soldiers taking their own lives has surpassed numbers recorded at the same time last year.

  • USACE engineers tackle Kirkuk road projects

    Nov 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Gulf Region District, Kirkuk Resident Office is seriously delving into the road construction business these days.

  • Warrior in transition finds success as Army civilian

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Former Army Capt. Erik Stewart characterized his time in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley as long. Stewart was in the WTB for about 16 months, and he advises other warriors in transition not to rush the process.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers steal show

    Nov 20, 2009

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Soldiers provided a large turnout, even providing an appearance from Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. Many enjoyed a field-level view of the game and Veterans Day-themed ceremonies.

  • Q-West force protection company shows flexibility with convoy escort

    Nov 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - In a continued effort to draw down excess equipment, a Mississippi Army National Guard unit conducted a convoy mission from Contingency Operating Location Q-West to Contingency Operating Base Speicher Nov. 9.

  • Philippine Army Commanding General visits USARPAC

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, commanding general, Philippine Army, meets Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific during a visit to USARPAC here Nov. 20. Bangit spent one day visiting the U.S. Army, including a scheduled trip to the Battle Command Training Center and the NCO Academy on Schofield Barracks.

  • 101st AirborneDivision HQ trains for next deployment

    Nov 20, 2009

    Unlike the division's brigade combat teams and many other Army units, the headquarters element that resides in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, has a very different mission. This mission calls for different training that is performed in two segments: Eagle Talon, which ran Tuesday through Thursday, and Unified Endeavour, scheduled for the last week of January and the first week of February.

  • Soldiers to get retroactive pay for Stop Loss

    Nov 20, 2009

    An estimated 120,000 Soldiers and veterans are now eligible for retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay.

  • NCR looks to Marine Forces as vital component

    Nov 20, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst and members of his JFHQ-NCR and MDW staff gained an on-site review of Marine Corps programs and facilities that figure in ongoing joint plans and exercises for the National Capital Region Thursday at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command welcomes new commander

    Nov 20, 2009

    In a time honored ceremony, Col (P) Joseph L. Bass accepted command of the Expeditionary Contracting Command from Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols in Fort Belvoir's Specker Field House. . The ECC is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., and is a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Bass takes command after serving as the Army Contracting Command's Chief of Staff and then as the acting deputy director.

  • Army career counselors hear about Institutional Adaptation

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 750 Army retention professionals were gathered in Orlando, Fla., this week for the annual Worldwide Retention Training Seminar.

  • Sgt. Schenck, Illinois Army National Guard Receives Purple Heart on Veterans Day, 2009

    Nov 20, 2009

  • NSSC on Flickr

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Sense Of Hope, Sense Of Honor

    Nov 20, 2009

    First impressions can be lasting ones. And, for a group of 36 wounded warriors, their impressions of Huntsville and North Alabama - its hospitality, the beautiful fall weather, the fun events, the people - will be among their happiest memories for a long time to come. Thanks to the Semper Fi Community Task Force, the local community once again rolled out the red carpet for a group of Soldiers and Marines, and their spouses, who have made tremendous sacrifices for the nation. Heroes Week is in its third year of welcoming wounded warriors to North Alabama for events leading up to and including Huntsville's Veterans Day Parade. "You can tell there's been a lot of effort put into planning this for us," said Army Sgt. 1st Class Landon Ranker during an interview in the lobby of the Westin Hotel, where the group stayed during their visit. "There's a lot behind it. There are a lot of contributions and a lot of people who have made this an overwhelming force of appreciation and thank you. The fact that they are doing this for us is incredible." Besides all the work that many volunteers put into Heroes Week, Marine Staff Sgt. Francisco "Frankie" Quintero said the setting - North Alabama's mountains and lakes, its fall foliage and the scenic attractions - combined with the hospitable people to make it a visit to remember. "I love it here," he said. "It's beautiful. This is my first time in Alabama. The scenery and the people are just wonderful."

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    Amidst moderate temperatures and overcast skies, the Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field.

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field. Helmick, along with his wife, Melissa, sat next to U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Charles C. Campbell during the ceremony, who placed him in command of the Army's largest warfighting force.

  • Presidio Observes National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 20, 2009

    "I was honored" was the sentiment shared by Native American performer Albert Tenaya after the National American Indian Heritage month observance at the Tin Barn here Nov. 18.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates National American Heritage Month

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fort Bragg paid tribute to the history of those code talkers and all Native American servicemembers Wednesday at the Officers' Club. The installation held its 2009 National American Indian Heritage Month Observance in a themed recognition titled "Understanding Native American Heritage Now and Then."

  • Leading through change: Senior civilian adapts to SDDC leadership role

    Nov 20, 2009

    Michael K. Williams, a member of the Senior Executive Service, served as acting deputy to the commander beginning in June, until his appointment was announced Nov. 8. During that time he still served in his previous positions as director of both SDDC's Transportation Engineering Agency and the United States Transportation Command Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center. As deputy to the commander, he is responsible for facilitating continuous improvement and innovation in the development of distribution policies, plans, and programs supporting the global mission. These responsibilities impact Joint Service force deployment and logistics operations.

  • Board helps children get 'back on track'

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - When a good child makes bad decisions, Fort Bragg's Juvenile Rehabilitation Board can help parents educate and reform the child's behavior.

  • Chicago Bulls Honor Service Members for Veterans Day, 2009

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Chicago Bulls celebrated Veterans Day by honoring military members during their pre-game festivities on Tuesday, 10 November, 2009. Four Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (AA), Fort Campbell Kentucky, were introduced on center court and each Soldier was given a personalized Bulls jersey with their name on it. The 101st Soldiers were: Sgt. Hill, Spec. Massingill, Spec. Flower and Sgt. Bennet. Afterwards, four of the NBA players, autographed their basketball jerseys and took photographs with the Soldiers. In addition, Illinois Army National Guard Sergeant and Iraq Veteran, Sgt. John Hodgson, 933rd Military Police Company, was highlighted along with a service member from the Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Hodgson and the service members were introduced on court, to a cheering crowd of over 18 Thousand, and then gave each of the NBA players a high-five as they ran onto the court. Even the Chicago Bulls Mascot "Benny the Bull," got in on the Veterans Day action with a camouflage uniform. Afterwards, they were given a basketball and the Chicago Bulls players came by to autograph them. Next, and "The best part!" according to Hodgson, they got to participate in the team huddle to get psyched up for the game. Finally, the Soldiers and honored service members were treated to front row seats at the United Center right on the court. The troops were continuously shown on Comcast Sportsnet-Chicago during the game, cheering on the Bulls up close and personal.

  • Staff has say in care

    Nov 20, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center rolled out the first phase of a new program called Relationship Based Care. The program is a model of a care designed to give the staff of a hospital section input on how it will provide care to patients.

  • Fort Bragg youngsters celebrate reading at picnic

    Nov 20, 2009

    Just beyond the John L. Throckmorton Library on Randolph Street lies a quiet and secluded grove, perfect for a late Saturday afternoon picnic with only a blanket and your favorite book in hand. In celebration of National Children's Book Month, Families gathered here Saturday for Picnic in the Grove presented by the library.

  • Artist uses talent to honor pilot

    Nov 20, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, 38, died in Afghanistan in May, but his story will forever be remembered thanks to the artistic efforts of Alison Boyle. Cole, from Preston County, W.V., was an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. During an aerial mission over Afghanistan, one of his helicopter's engines failed, forcing Cole to crash land.

  • Fayetteville Cares sends care packages to deployed Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fayetteville Cares sent 10,000 care packages to deployed Soldiers and Airmen Saturday in a project dubbed Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer, a project initiated by the nonprofit Fayetteville Cares, brought more than 600 volunteers to the Crown Expo Center Wednesday to Friday and is estimated to have cost nearly $500,000, said Joanne Chavonne, co-chairwoman of Fayetteville Cares.

  • First Army celebrates Native American Heritage

    Nov 20, 2009

    Musical duo The Blessed Blend, consisting of a husband and wife, Joseph and Laralyn Riverwind, performed using Native American musical instruments during the First Army Native American Heritage program at Fort Gillem Nov. 13. The team used their instruments to create a Celtic and Native American blend of music that still thrives in indigenous cultures.

  • Training at Fort Bragg simulates real experiences

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Army Force Generation focus of Army Secretary

    Nov 20, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Carson Nov. 18 as the second of three stops on his first official tour of Army installations. "The intent of this trip is to provide me with the opportunity to look at the Army's process of resetting, training, equipping and preparing to deploy the fighting force of our United States Army through processes called ARFORGEN (Army Force Generation)," said McHugh.

  • IMCOM Commanding General's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 20, 2009

    Each November, Americans gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy as citizens of this great land. This Thanksgiving Day will be particularly poignant for the many thousands of Soldiers serving in harm's way and their families. As you celebrate in gratitude, let us recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our war-fighters ensuring our security and freedom.

  • Realistic training teaches Soldiers lifesaving skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    When a Soldier is injured and requires immediate medical care, a trained medic may not always be nearby. To serve as first responders, some Soldiers undergo combat lifesaver training to learn the medical skills necessary to treat wounds, stop bleeding and prevent shock. Soldiers learn these skills during a four-day course containing 40 hours of training from combat medics at Fort Bragg's Medical Simulation Training Center off of Lamont Road.

  • Soldiers gather food for needy

    Nov 20, 2009

    Taking a break from performing music and general Soldier duties, horn player Spec. Andrew Dykes (left) and trombonist Spec. Bob Hall help collect food for the less fortunate as part of the Army Ground Forces Band's efforts to conduct a food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. The Food Bank distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

  • 173rd Soldiers come together at Airborne and Special Operations Museum

    Nov 20, 2009

    A crowd of former Soldiers whose service spans more than half of a century came together to honor the 173rd Airborne Brigade's storied history Nov. 8, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Executive Director of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, Paul Galloway, viewed the get-together as part of the museum's extended welcome to the brigade, which it currently features in its special exhibit, The 173rd Airborne Brigade: The Legend Continues.

  • Parkview High School students send care packages

    Nov 20, 2009

    These teenagers may be the business leaders of America's tomorrow, but today they are just high school students trying to show their support for American Soldiers. To show that support, the Parkview High School Future Business Leaders of America members collected more than 1,000 different items to send to deployed Soldiers. Items included snacks; hygiene products, like deodorants, toothpastes and wetwipes; magazines and drink mixes.

  • Leading the pack by walking the distance

    Nov 20, 2009

    Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but two women on Fort McPherson are more attached to man's best friend. Donna Schmack-Rose, an information management officer for G-2/G-6, at U.S. Army Forces Command, and Evelyn White, a special security officer for G-2 at FORSCOM, have both developed special places in their hearts for the furry, four-legged friends known as dogs.

  • CAMO Contest focuses on teambuilding at USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Contracting Acquisition Management Office at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command recently experienced an influx of new employees and personnel in the office decided to host a unique contest to improve teambuilding and communication.

  • LabTV: Don't Sweat It

    Nov 20, 2009

    LabTV: Protection against insect bites is a concern for U.S. servicemembers worldwide, but the impact of topical insect repellents on sweating is unknown. This NSSC study at USAG Natick determines the affect of DEET on heat and sweating.

  • 1st ACB, IA conduct cordon, search training

    Nov 20, 2009

  • Dragons display artillery abilities

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - In the current combat environment, artillery cannons are often used as fixed pieces, conducting fire support missions from inside a stationary fire base.

  • Medal of Honor recipient still lives by Soldier creed

    Nov 20, 2009

    Story and images to illustrate the Fort Knox Veterans Day ceremony that featured Medal of Honor recipient Ernie West

  • Experiencing history again

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Historical sites are an important ingredient in any nation's culture and identity.

  • Doc makes journey from Vietnam to U.S. Army

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese immigrants saw the United States as a beacon of hope as they escaped their war-torn nation.

  • Transportation fair to be held Monday

    Nov 20, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center will hold a transportation fair on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Weaver Auditorium. The fair is open to the public and will provide information on high-occupancy-vehicle commuting and the Army's Mass Transit Benefit Program.

  • Army recognizing service of Native Americans

    Nov 20, 2009

    Native American contributions to U.S. war efforts have long been part of military history and commands across the Army are recognizing this during National Native American Heritage Month.

  • Soldiers graduate from qualification courses

    Nov 20, 2009

    The 173 Soldiers who joined the Army special operations community were left with two messages before joining their units: they have an important job ahead of them, and the noncommissioned officers in their ranks will be entrusted with greater responsibility than at any time in their careers. The graduates for the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Qualifications Courses will be assigned to the Army's only active-duty units for their respective branches - the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade and the 4th Psychological Operations Group.

  • Congressional visit

    Nov 20, 2009

    MG Michael Ferriter, the Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, shows U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia a picture of former Fort Benning commanders, BG Courtney Hodges and BG Omar Bradley, Nov. 10 in Ferriter's office, which at one time was their office. Hodges immediately preceded Bradley, post commanding general from 1941 to 1942, as the commandant of the Infantry School. They are probably preparing for the change of responsibility in 1941. While on Fort Benning, Congressman Sanford Bishop visited Wilson Elementary Nov. 10. Sponsored by the Armed Forces Foundation and Operation Caring Classroom, a pen pal program Wilson participates in, his visit was in honor of Veterans Day. Bishop visited several classrooms, read to the students and explained what it means to be a representative. Wilson Partners in Education, the 197th Infantry Brigade, were involved in the activities.

  • Post authorities crack down on juvenile crime

    Nov 20, 2009

    Getting caught breaking the law on post can leave a juvenile's family looking for a new place to live.

  • Stone Gate to close Sunday, 2 ACPs' hours changed

    Nov 20, 2009

    Benning Boulevard, the Stone Gate, will close at 6 p.m. Saturday and re open at 5 a.m. Monday. The access control point on Benning Boulevard near Custer Road will be open Saturday so post residents can access the National Infantry Museum. However, the Benning Boulevard ACP will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • Fort Bragg officials bring awareness in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

    Nov 20, 2009

    What would you do if the shooting that occurred at Fort Hood happened within the gates of Fort Bragg' Would you know how to react' Do you know how to remain safe' Post officials have raised safety awareness to address the possibility of this type of incident occurring at Fort Bragg, by focusing on the incident and encouraging residents to become more vigilant.

  • Flu shots available

    Nov 20, 2009

    Martin Army Community has seasonal flu immunizations and H1N1 vaccine mist available at the Flu Clinic.

  • Fort Monmouth police train for swift response to shooting rampage scenario

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Monmouth Police Department received specialized training in "active shooter response" that is designed to deal with a situation such as the Fort Hood tragedy Nov. 5 in which 13 persons died and dozens were injured.

  • Program recognizes excellence in the Fort Benning community

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - During a shopping trip with his wife back in July, shortly after taking command of Fort Benning, MG Michael Ferriter met Douglas Mack, an employee at the AAFES Power Zone in the PX. Mack didn't recognize the new post commander. If he had, Ferriter is fairly certain it wouldn't have made a bit of difference.

  • "Centurions" conduct small arms training with IA

    Nov 20, 2009

  • 14th Transportation Soldiers vie for top spot in 'Warrior Challenge'

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers from Camp Darby, Vicenza and Aviano took part in the second 14th Transportation Battalion Warrior Challenge at Camp Darby, Italy on Nov. 20. The nine teams started at 3 a.m. with no breaks between events and beefed up challenges, according Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Runnels, 14th TRANS Command Sgt. Maj.

  • Three singers advance to final round of 'Rising Star'

    Nov 20, 2009

    Three finalists in the "Operation Rising Star" singing competition were announced Thursday after online votes were tabulated. The final show will air Saturday night on the Pentagon Channel.

  • Soldier in focus: Never quit

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - More than most, Soldiers know about never quitting, it is in their ethos and creed - a code they have embedded in their hearts from the beginning of their military careers.

  • ARDEC engineer awarded LATINA Style service award

    Nov 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A Picatinny engineer received a prestigious LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award during the 6th Annual National LATINA Symposium in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9.

  • WTB Soldiers embark on Olympic torch run

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 20 runners from the Warrior Transition Battalion embarked on a journey last week on Fort Benning, Ga., to run an Olympic torch six miles across post.

  • Junior shooters from around nation sharpen skills at USAMU camp

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning Nov. 6-8 as the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Action Shooting team hosted a junior camp at Krilling Range. With two national champions, a two-time international sniper champion and a previous attendee at the camp among the instructors, the opportunity to learn from the best was a chance 48 of the top up-and-comers in action shooting couldn't pass up.

  • Armament University develops new small arms design, weapons maintenance curriculum

    Nov 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Armament University is now offering a suite of new small arms training courses to instruct engineers on weapons manufacturing and assembly.

  • Army combatives program changes lesson plan

    Nov 20, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combatives School has adopted a new teaching plan to take lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and build more effective close-quarters fighters.

  • Captains 'push through' combatives tournament

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Not backing down" - that's what CPT Tommy Ryan said won him first place in the heavyweight division of the Maneuver Captains Career Course combatives tournament.

  • Project provides medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - Agriculture, agribusiness and related industries comprise the majority of the economic activity in the province of Kirkuk, according to the Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team. In an effort to improve veterinary services and increase agricultural production, representatives from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, distributed medical supplies to Iraqi veterinarians in Kirkuk, Iraq, Nov. 17.

  • 'Giving blood saves lives'

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Without blood donations from the American Red Cross, SSG(R) Vernon and Dr. Cheryl Swanier would have lost three of their four children.

  • Gates supports 'contiguous training' for Reserve components

    Nov 20, 2009

    While admitting initial reservations, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a National Guard conference Thursday he sees benefits of a new plan that allows reserve-component servicemembers to conduct pre-deployment training before the clock starts ticking on their 12-month mobilization cycles.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Make it six in a row for the Air Force. Air Force punctuated another dominant run in the Armed Forces Rugby Championship by beating Army 34-0 in Friday's title match at Stewart-Watson Field. In five tournament games, Air Force outscored its opposition a whopping 226-3.

  • Senior leaders from 21st TSC, 7th CSC prepare meals for Fisher House guests

    Nov 20, 2009

    LANDSTUHL, Germany - The delectable aroma of their hard work - a labor of love - wafted across Landstuhl as volunteers helped to craft nutritious home-cooked meals for 15 guests currently residing at two Fisher houses on Landstuhl Nov. 15.

  • Students 'race against the clock' in field

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Rustling leaves and snapping twigs was what gave away the squad of Soldiers moving through the forest. It was just enough warning for the two Soldiers posing as members of a terrorist bomb-making cell to take cover behind trees and prepare for the attack.

  • MCOE Band conductor's baton passes to new leader

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence Band welcomed a new leader Monday. CW4 William Brazier Jr. succeeded CW4 Fred Catchings as commander and conductor in a ceremony presided over by chief of staff COL Charles Durr at the Benning Conference Center.

  • 21st TSC oversees U.S., Georgian training exercise

    Nov 20, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINIG AREA, Georgia Aca,!" In the ruins of a former Soviet airbase, the windowless, skeletal remains of the military structures here provided the perfect backdrop for the company-level field-training exercise for Immediate Response 2010, a joint U.S. and Georgian military exercise overseen by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • U.S. Army 'Borinqueneers' take over security at Camp Lemonnier

    Nov 20, 2009

    While on convoy patrol one day in late October, U.S. Army Sergeant Hipolito Nieves noticed a wet spot on the ground at a checkpoint outside Camp Lemonnier. He searched the area and confirmed with his convoy commander that someone had been there and likely fled upon their approach. This defensive posture is one of many patrols conducted around the perimeter to protect the camp.

  • Africa Command begins its premier security cooperation conference

    Nov 20, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) opened its annual Theater Security Cooperation Conference November 16, 2009, a premier event that builds the foundation for the command's activities with its African partners over the next three years.

  • U.S. Army medical researchers from Kenya offer mentorship in Nigeria

    Nov 20, 2009

    A team of medical experts from U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya recently visited Nigeria to offer their expertise in malaria microscopy.

  • Ethiopian veterans share Korean experience with U.S. Army instructors

    Nov 20, 2009

    U.S. Army Africa officers assigned to the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College (EDCSC), recently spent an afternoon with veterans of the Kagnew Battalion - an Ethiopian unit that fought alongside U.S. troops during the Korean War.

  • Pentagon launches review of Fort Hood shooting

    Nov 20, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Thursday announced the Defense Department will conduct a broad review of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting that left 13 dead and dozens injured.

  • Army Artist

    Nov 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Mark Bennett of the 54th Signal Battalion, 160th Brigade, who is the artist and mind behind the new military-themed Desert Voice comic strip 'O.N.E', freehand sketches the Third Army 'A' as other drawings and a copy of his new book 'Sunjata: Book 1, The Blood Wars' lie close at hand.

  • Change of Responsibility

    Nov 20, 2009

    A series of photos from a Change of responsibility for the 160th Signal Brigade, Nov. 18, 2009.

  • Change of Command For 160th Signal Brigade

    Nov 20, 2009

    An article and photos from A change of command ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade.

  • Awareness

    Nov 20, 2009

    A photo of Third Army Soldiers training in Kuwait.

  • Warriors complete arduous 25-mile Manchu Mile March

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Hundreds of Soldiers completed the arduous 25-mile rucksack march known as the Manchu Mile March on Camp Casey Nov. 19, to commemorate the 9th Infantry Regiment's 85-mile march during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China.

  • 6-52 AMD BN Soldiers visit the orphanage: "The House that Develops Dreams"

    Nov 20, 2009

    Approximately 80 Soldiers and Families from 6th Battalion 52nd AMD BN made their highly anticipated trip to The House that Develops Dreams, the largest orphanage in Suwon City on Nov. 14. The House that Develops Dreams orphanage has about 95 students between the ages of first grade through high school; most have spent their entire lives there. Most of the teachers grew up at the orphanage and have returned after earning a degree in education. The Soldiers and families that went on Saturday took donations of toys and toothbrushes. The concept of the toothbrush was developed with the idea that as each of the students use the toothbrush day and night, they will be able to remember the Soldiers that brought it for them.

  • Third Army Welcomes New Citizens

    Nov 20, 2009

    A slideshow of a naturalization ceremony at camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Swine Flu Shots

    Nov 20, 2009

    A photo of H1N1 vaccines with a cutline.

  • Joint Security Area Soldiers sharpen combat shooting skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    LIBERTY BELL RANGE, South Korea - The United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers who guard at the Joint Security Area inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone conducted a stress shoot exercise at Liberty Bell Range Nov. 18 to improve their physical stamina and weapons proficiency.

  • Camp Arifjan Poetry Night

    Nov 20, 2009

    Story on Poetry Night at Camp Arifjan. It takes place every Sunday night at the Zone 6 Starbucks from 1900-2100.

  • Third Army Welcomes New Citizens

    Nov 20, 2009

    An article and photos of a Naturalization Ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • United Kingdom Forces Return to Umm Qasr

    Nov 20, 2009

    UK forces return to Umm Qasr after leaving for 4 months.

  • U.S. Army Researchers Step Closer to Malaria Vaccine in Kenya

    Nov 19, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya(USAMRU-K)are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa. The 40th anniversary comes amid one of USAMRU-K's greatest undertakings - a three-year study into what may become the world's first malaria vaccine for children. Known as MAL-55, the study tests the efficacy of the RTS,S vaccine. USAMRU-K has one of 11 sites in seven countries where the study is being conducted. In early November, U.S. Army medical researchers from USAMRU-K and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research also took part in the fifth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan-African Malaria Conference held in Nairobi.

  • 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Perimeter Defense Force prepares to fight and win tonight

    Nov 19, 2009

    The 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Perimeter Defense Force recently completed a series of exercises that will increase their combat readiness and provide they war fighting skills they need to defend USAG Humphreys. During the exercises the battalion's noncommissioned officers led a heavy caliber weapon's range at the Republic of Korea Army's Jungpyung Range. Soldiers trained to fire both the MK-19, 40mm Grenade Launcher and the M249, 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon. Despite the seasonal fog, Soldiers conducted safe and successful weapons training that led to the 100 percent qualification of all Soldiers on the 3rd MI Battalion (AE) PDF.

  • 715th MI Bn Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 19, 2009

    Kunia, Hawaii- Private First Class Samuel Najac, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion (Right) is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Command Sergeant Major Gerardus Wykoff, Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps (Middle). Najac ignored is own injures after a head on collision and rescued a fellow Soldier from his burning vehicle December 20, 2008. Command Sergeant Major Dan McCraw, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, is seen on the left.

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