Archive: Nov 2009

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  • Wounded Warriors receive 'suite' victory from Seattle Seahawks

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Madigan remembers life of Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Madigan Healthcare System earns Gold Award for outstanding stroke care

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Secretary McHugh impressed by visit to National Training Center

    Nov 19, 2009

    The last time Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Irwin, Calif., and the National Training Center, things were different both for McHugh and the installation.

  • Education, simple changes to lifestyle can prevent diabetes

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Syracuse University offers Signaleers grad school credit

    Nov 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Signal Center of Excellence (SIGCOE) formalized a new academic partnership with Syracuse University Oct. 30 in New York.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor past, influence future

    Nov 19, 2009

    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. The original site, part of San Antonio's burial ground, was donated to the U.S. government by the city in 1867. Although the original deed was misplaced and the transfer never recorded, a new deed was executed in 1871 of approximately 1.89 acres.

  • Students go to the dogs at Fort Sill

    Nov 19, 2009

    Soldiers were some dogs' best friends Saturday, when students from the Fort Sill Noncommissioned Officers Academy took them for a walk and provided information about how animals can be adopted at the Fort Sill Stray Animal Facility.

  • 'Forging Sabre' helps develop ties with allies

    Nov 19, 2009

    As Singaporean F-16s and Apache helicopter pilots completed their integrated live fire passes near Thompson Tower, Tuesday, the relief of completing exercise Forging Sabre was evident in the hand shakes, group photos and congratulations shared by all participants.

  • Precision airdrop technology showcased at world's largest demonstration

    Nov 19, 2009

    Yuma Proving Ground hosted the fifth biennial Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstration (PATCAD) the week of October 18th, and the turnout was the biggest yet. About 450 people from 17 different nations attended the event, necessitating a massive effort by YPG personnel to accommodate the visitors.

  • Singaporean air, ground forces train on Fort Sill ranges with U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2009

    Singaporean air force jets and attack helicopters made their last integrated live fire passes near Fort Sill's Thompson Tower on Tuesday to finish this year's Forging Sabre exercise.

  • Lakota Sioux member shares reservation memories

    Nov 19, 2009

    If you look hard enough and ask questions, you can probably find someone with a rich background in Native American Heritage in every organization. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is no exception.

  • Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge

    Nov 19, 2009

    Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge, Commanding General, USACAPOC(A)

  • Select Army children can apply for scholarship

    Nov 19, 2009

    Announcement of scholarships for eligible active duty dependent children at forts with privitized housing.

  • Soldiers train to fight through the fog of war

    Nov 19, 2009

    A possible weapons cache, reported earlier by intelligence sources, has been confirmed in the building immediately in front of his squad.

  • From Poconos to the Battlefield, Tobyhanna Depot Supports Army Medical Recording Efforts

    Nov 19, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot plays a role in the success of nearly every military mission via the design, fabrication, repair and overhaul of electronic systems-to include the integration and fielding of the most comprehensive electronic medical recording system deployed on the battlefield, MC4.

  • Historic post supports future leaders' historic win

    Nov 19, 2009

    In the cool, autumn mornings at the Watervliet Arsenal when most folks and machines were asleep, 10 of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs future leaders were hard at work. In and about hallowed land and buildings whose rich history date back to 1813, cadets from the local Siena College ROTC program silently trained. The Arsenal is well known for its manufacturing of cannons, mortars, and artillery pieces for the U.S. military, but not for providing the training ground for future leaders Aca,!aEURc until now.

  • New Stewart Lanes Open for Business

    Nov 19, 2009

    The temperature outside was in the chilly mid-50s and, for a few minutes, a fine but noticeable mist fell on participants and spectators at the Grand Opening of the Stewart Lanes Bowling Center, Nov. 12.

  • Turkey Shoot Brings Out Novice, Seasoned Shooters

    Nov 19, 2009

    Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and their guests gathered in a cool, misty rain at Fort Stewart's Skeet Range for a traditional turkey shoot, starting at 4 p.m., Nov. 12. The competition also included a trap shoot and a paintball competition.

  • Live-fire Training Readies 3/7 Inf

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Pulaski students Salute Veterans

    Nov 19, 2009

    tudents from Pulaski Elementary School, located just outside the gates of Hunter Army Airfield, were excited as they filed into the school auditorium for the Veterans Day program, Nov. 12. Many would be part of the one-hour event sponsored by "Operation Caring Classroom," a nation-wide program organized by the Armed Forces Foundation to teach children about Veterans Day.

  • Massing of the Colors Honors the Flag

    Nov 19, 2009

    About 500 men, women and children attended the Massing of the Colors ceremony, at Savannah Christian Church, Nov. 15. The patriotic event included a procession of flags representing each branch of the military, along with flags from veteran, scouting and civic organizations.

  • Cadet media training takes many forms

    Nov 19, 2009

    Seventeen cadets knew the front page news of the New York Times well before it was delivered to their barracks Nov. 10. On Nov. 9, these cadets, currently enrolled in the Defense and Strategic Studies elective--MS350 Military Communication-were granted special access to the Times' Page One meeting where they watched and listened to various editors pitch stories in hopes the executive editor would grant their stories front page honors.

  • Belvoir recognized for contributions to regional tennis organization

    Nov 19, 2009

    Gloria Dean, Northern Virginia Family Enrichment Program director, and Marny Malin, Belvoir Eagle photographer, were recognized for their contributions to the United States Tennis Association's Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Belvoir, Mount Vernon-Lee sign Covenant

    Nov 19, 2009

    Local officials, Soldiers and members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce united on Friday morning to honor our nation's heroes and sign the Army Community Covenant - a declaration stating the longstanding partnership between the U.S. Army and surrounding community.

  • West Point's Kilner gathers more info in Afghanistan for CALDOL Web sites

    Nov 19, 2009

    Lieutenant Col. Peter Kilner, assistant professor for the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organization Learning, spent nearly two weeks, from Oct. 26 through Nov. 5, in Afghanistan interviewing 25 platoon leaders and junior company commanders about their experiences while conducting counterinsurgency operations.

  • Stewart-Hunter leaders deal with hostage situations during IFPEX

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leaders learned how to best deal with several possible crisis situations during the Installation Force Protection Exercise conducted at Stewart's Crisis Management Center, Nov. 9-10.

  • West Point celebrates 25th anniversary of Jewish Chapel openin

    Nov 19, 2009

    Jewish cadet roots at the U.S. Military Academy stem back to the first graduating class in 1802, when Simon Magruder Levy of Baltimore finished second in the class. Since Levy's graduation, more than 900 Jewish cadets have matriculated from the grounds of West Point, while countless others have participated in the cadets' education in and out of the classroom.

  • Belvoir shows appreciation for post's military families

    Nov 19, 2009

  • West Point raises more than $14,000 for CFC in ruck march

    Nov 19, 2009

    While Veterans Day is traditionally a day of ceremonies to honor those who have served and are serving in the nation's military, 1,030 members of the West Point community joined in a 12-mile ruck march to raise money for veterans projects supported through the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Red Hawk delivers powerful message during American Indian heritage celebration

    Nov 19, 2009

    Growing up as a member of the Cherokee Indian Nation, Chief Red Iron Hawk was taught about life by his elders, according to his Native American culture.

  • Redeeming the Chancellorsville scapegoats

    Nov 19, 2009

    Not many people have the opportunity to rewrite history. Christian B. Keller, an associate professor of history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Belvoir, recently did just that.

  • Luncheon celebrates 2009 - Year of the NCO

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Belvoir, Va., NCOs and their families gathered at the Community Center to celebrate the closing of the Army's Year of the NCO.

  • Belvoir Elementary earns Gold Star status

    Nov 19, 2009

    Congressman Jim Moran visited Fort Belvoir Elementary School Friday morning to congratulate students on becoming recognized as a Gold Star School by the Armed Forces Foundation.

  • Sharing the songs in her heart

    Nov 19, 2009

    Tammy Hughes spent the most of her childhood singing in her hometown, then traveled with a famous oldies band, and now sings the national anthem for numerous ceremonies throughout Fort Belvoir without quitting her day job. A career management specialist for the Army Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., Hughes grew up in Columbia. S.C., surrounded by a family that loved music. At the age of ten, she joined the local church choir and was a member for years.

  • Mountain Post focuses on military Families

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted different activities saluting military Families during Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 14-19.

  • Denver Broncos honor military community

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Denver Broncos saluted the US military in a special halftime ceremony Nov. 9.

  • Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary receives gold star

    Nov 19, 2009

    Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet came to Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary School to be part of the presentation of an Operation Caring Classroom Gold Star School award.

  • Headline for my story

    Nov 19, 2009

  • Headline for my story

    Nov 19, 2009

  • This is the headline for the story

    Nov 19, 2009

    What you see on the home page. Should be about the length of a tweet.

  • Hero who led last major U.S. bayonet charge dies

    Nov 19, 2009

    Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.

  • Civilian Education System registration process changes

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Battle Buddies Re-enlist to Serve Together

    Nov 19, 2009

    Amidst the work indoors and the sand outdoors, Soldiers have a lot to contend with while they are deployed in Iraq. Yet in an oasis of calm, in a shaded break-area filled with palm trees and a mellow atmosphere, two battle buddies, Spc. Roy Beatty and Spc. Nicholas Burnett, chose to re-enlist at a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Nov. 12, so that they can continue to serve together., this time in Germany.

  • Spartans Relieve 1st Cav Div, Begin Mission

    Nov 19, 2009

    New surroundings, new sounds, and a totally new environment may be enough to deter some from adapting; but according to Lt. Col. Bryan Luke, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding officer, Spartan Soldiers have not only adapted, they are ready to hit the ground running.

  • Family, friends, community mourn fallen Soldier

    Nov 19, 2009

    Friends remember Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, 32, of Evans, Ga., was one of the 13 killed in the shooting incident at Fort Hood Nov. 5.

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • JMRC 'Grizzlies' help Republic of Georgia forces develop training observer-controllers

    Nov 19, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia - They are quite familiar to most U.S. troops who have taken part in exercises at any major Army training center in recent years. The ever-present safety glasses, a vest full of smoke grenades and pyrotechnics, and the "God gun" give the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's observer-controllers a certain level of mystique as they stand in the midst of simulated battle observing, directing, and facilitating training from the individual troop level all the way up to brigade combat team maneuvers.

  • Fine, Feathered Friends!

    Nov 19, 2009

    Is it a bird' Is it a plane' Is it Superman' No, it's a Pigeon!

  • Commentary: Soldiers deliver inspiration to civilian

    Nov 19, 2009

    As the holidays approach, I have begun to reflect on the last year and assess my accomplishments, successes and failures. Much of my self-evaluation is similar to previous years, as I contemplate old and new friendships, the birth of my first nephew and other personal and professional milestones.

  • Sisters pose triple threat at BCT

    Nov 19, 2009

    When the Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, graduate Basic Combat Training Friday, those in the reviewing stands might be doing a double take as the Soldiers march past. Make that a triple take; for Pvt. Zalusky, Pvt. Zalusky and Pvt. Zalusky

  • Crystal clear: Mom trades cop-outs for cardio

    Nov 19, 2009

    Last Friday evening, I couldn't breathe. I felt as if my lungs were on fire, and my heart was thumping so fast, it seemed as though if I looked down at my shirt, I'd see my heart beating through it.

  • Meeting focuses on holiday safety

    Nov 19, 2009

    Members of the Fort Jackson community received updates on staying safe during the holiday season during a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

  • Soldiers learn skills critical to sustaining Army health in coming years

    Nov 19, 2009

    About 30 Fort Jackson Soldiers and civilians were part of the first group of people in the Army family to learn about building resilience and enhancing performance, both of which are viewed as fundamentally necessary to sustain the force over the coming years.

  • Gamecocks honor wounded warriors

    Nov 19, 2009

    Honor, courage and sacrifice on the field were the focal point for tributes during Saturday's football game between the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida at Williams-Brice Stadium.

  • Fort Jackson starts H1N1 vaccinations

    Nov 19, 2009

    At Fort Jackson, Moncrief Army Community Hospital has already begun vaccinating beneficiaries and other civilians for H1N1, officials said this week.

  • Drill sergeants take on skill challenge

    Nov 19, 2009

    At the end of a six-mile ruck march with a fully loaded 35-pound pack, Staff Sgt. Johnny Jno-Pierre smiled and made an obvious understatement.

  • Celebrating the 'spirit'

    Nov 19, 2009

    Fort Jackson celebrated Native American Heritage month with several events, including presentations Monday and Tuesday at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace Elementary Schools and a luncheon Wednesday at the Solomon Center.

  • Brown: 'Be above the rest'

    Nov 19, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Brown has no plans for settling Aca,!" at anything.

  • Blockbuster: Theater opens after two-year closure

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Fort Jackson Theater opened last weekend to rave reviews.

  • ACS offers classes for non-native speakers

    Nov 19, 2009

    Learning English as a second language can be difficult, as well as time consuming and costly, for many people. But with a new pilot program about to begin, people who want to improve their English can do so without leaving the post.

  • First lady honors military women, vets

    Nov 19, 2009

    First Lady Michelle Obama Wednesday cited Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, one of 13 killed during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, as an example of the determination and courage that has characterized women's service to the military throughout U.S. history.

  • Decisions will pave path to end war, Obama says

    Nov 19, 2009

    A range of decisions still remain for President Barack Obama and his administration to finalize the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, the president said in Beijing today, but the ultimate goal with this decision is to put us on a path towards ending the war.

  • Heidelberg family shows compassion

    Nov 19, 2009

    In 2002 while working at Calvary Chapel in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jeanette Rhyne decided to sponsor children in developing countries through the Compassion International program. Seven years later, she and her 14-year-old daughter, Sydney, were on a plane to Uganda to visit Rachel, one of their three sponsored children.

  • Mental fitness focus for Vicenza comprehensive working group

    Nov 19, 2009

    Sitting in front of a computer and filling out a questionnaire sounds like a strange way to test fitness, but that's exactly how the Army will measure the fitness of the force as part of the new Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • MASS CASUALTY TRAINING

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Sgt. Audie Murphy Club induction

    Nov 18, 2009

    An article about three Slodiers inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Army Graduates First Master Resilience Trainers

    Nov 18, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Though the Army has equipped and trained its Soldiers for the physical rigors of combat for close to 234 years, the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program is taking a deliberate approach to equip Soldiers with the psychological tools to unlock their potential in this era of sustained operations. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness' Master Resilience Trainer course trains Soldiers in critical thinking that aims to increase a person's optimism, self-awareness and mental agility.

  • Female servicemembers to get unique care package

    Nov 18, 2009

    The United Services Organization has sent out a lot of care packages over the years, but they've never put together a "for women only" kit -- until now.

  • DoD and VA Announce Disability Evaluation System Pilot Expansion

    Nov 18, 2009

    DoD and VA Announce Disability Evaluation System Pilot

  • WTB changes hands

    Nov 18, 2009

  • MEDCOM Reorganization

    Nov 18, 2009

    MEDCOM reorganization StandTo

  • Wounded Warrior Commander Moves On

    Nov 18, 2009

    Fort Gordon WTU Commander Moves On

  • Burial of WWII aviators highlights search for missing

    Nov 18, 2009

    A son finally received closure Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery after his father went missing in the South Pacific decades ago.

  • Warrior Care: Scuba Diving - Equal Parts Rehab, Adventure

    Nov 18, 2009

    Warrior Care: Scuba Diving - Equal Parts Rehab, Adventure

  • Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) Enables Warriors to Work With Ease

    Nov 18, 2009

    Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) Enables Warriors to Work With Ease

  • Chicago Bears Honor the Military for Veterans Day at Soldier Field - Part 2

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Training Program Provides Needed Care to Americans; Training for Reserve Soldiers.

    Nov 18, 2009

    Medical professionals from the Army Reserve's 4005th U.S. Army Hospital examined over 800 residents from this southern Alabama community, helping many in this depressed region get the medical attention, and education, they need.

  • Couples Retreat

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 18, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps

  • Captains Course gets helping hand from Sooners

    Nov 18, 2009

    For the past 18 months the Field Artillery Captains' Career Course has incorporated media training, hosted by the University of Oklahoma Journalism Department.

  • Homeless dogs help healing troops

    Nov 18, 2009

    Lawrence Minnis never met a dog he didn't like. "I want just about every dog I see," the Army captain said with a laugh. Minnis is especially fond of pit bulls, and he somewhat resembles his favorite breed -- broad-shouldered, stocky and muscular.

  • Fort Sill WTU invites Veterans to barbeque

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Fort Sill WTU invited local Veterans to a recent barbeque.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Robert J. McGaffin

    Nov 18, 2009

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Robert J. McGaffin

  • Fort Eustis holds service for Fort Hood's wounded, fallen

    Nov 18, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Dozens of Fort Eustis Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members gathered at the Transportation Corps Regimental Memorial Chapel Monday for a remembrance and prayer service to honor the victims of the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Sill hosts Singapore forces, Forging Sabre Exercise

    Nov 18, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Sill and the Oklahoma National Guard, along with support from Fort Sill's civilian employees and contractors from throughout the Southwest, supported the 3-week long Forging Sabre exercise with soldiers and airmen from the Republic of Singapore, which ends this week.

  • Chicago Bears Honor the Military for Veterans Day at Soldier Field - Part 1

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Be cautious travelling Fort Sill's range roads

    Nov 18, 2009

    Fort Sill drivers warned about the pending arrival of HET on Fort Sill range roads for their pre-mobilization training.

  • American Red Cross CEO recognized for service

    Nov 18, 2009

    Maj.Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general presents American Red Cross NCR CEO Linda Mathes a token of appreciation at the Red Cross facilities in DC.

  • Fort Bliss warfighters, families focus of Army Secretary visit

    Nov 18, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with top military leaders Tuesday to discuss the Army Force Generation plan and participate in a re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Wood assumes responsibility as ARNORTH's senior enlisted leader; Nieves bids comrades farewell

    Nov 18, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood took the reins of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. George Nieves as U.S. Army North's top enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Nov. 17. Hundreds of military and civilian comrades gathered inside the command's historic headquarters at the "Quadrangle" to welcome Wood and to pay their respect to Nieves, who departs after serving five years as the command's senior enlisted advisor.

  • Chicago Bears are Smokin' Army Strong! for Veterans Day 2009

    Nov 18, 2009

  • The Future of Army Aviation

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Army Aviation

    Nov 18, 2009

  • C-27s to provide Afghanistan modern airlift capability

    Nov 18, 2009

    The first two of 20 planned C-27 aircraft became part of the Afghan National Army Air Corps with a ceremony Sunday at Kabul International Airport.

  • MG James O. Barclay III

    Nov 18, 2009

  • Sergeant major of Army helps induct NCOs at Picatinny

    Nov 18, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to speak at a special ceremony welcoming 54 area Soldiers into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps Nov. 14.

  • Economic stimulus funds used to repair North Landing Bridge

    Nov 18, 2009

    Economic stimulus funds used to repair aging Corps bridge span.

  • Grand Forks Soldier Honored for Leadership Achievements

    Nov 18, 2009

    116th Public Affairs Detachment HOHENFELS, GERMANY - Sgt. 1st Class Brett J. Nelson, of Fargo, N.D., recently received numerous awards for his leadership abilities, as well as outstanding and unselfish duty during Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Meade, S.D. Nelson is a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard and will be deploying to Kosovo with Multi-National Task Force - East. Earlier this year, he attended the OCS Accelerated Program, which consists of three drill weekends at Camp Grafton, N.D., and three phases of training at Fort Meade, S.D., totaling eight weeks of training.

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