Archive: Nov 2009

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  • MNTF-E Medics conduct training in multisensory environment

    Nov 18, 2009

  • LMT: The Face of the Task Force - KFOR 12 Predeployment Training Started Early in Familiar Surroundi

    Nov 18, 2009

    116th Public Affairs Detachment CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Even before leaving their home state of North Dakota, the Liaison Monitoring Teams (LMT)of Kosovo Forces 12 already were honing their skills for an important mission here. It was training that began nearly two years ago on American streets in an American city. "We actually engaged people within our community," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric J. Vogel, who serves on LMT 6 in the Multi-National Task Force -East area of operation. "We drove around Bismarck (N.D.) and talked with people. We were assigned areas, like we have now in Kosovo." Most KFOR 12 LMT Soldiers come from 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company, based in Bismarck. It is augmented with Soldiers from across the country. The unit was mobilized to be the face of MNTF-E on the streets for the people who live Kosovo.

  • Title

    Nov 18, 2009

    HOHENFELS, GERMANY -- A fictional character has taken on the perspective of Soldiers deploying to Kosovo. Dobie, a small stuffed animal with an Army uniform and drill sergeant hat, provides personality providing insight on the ins-and-outs of how it feels and what it means to serve in a deployed environment with Kosovo Forces 12 Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E)..

  • A Perfect Match

    Nov 18, 2009

    HOHENFELS, GERMANY - After the humvees and Bradleys roll out from the last link-up point, the vehicles arrive at various points around the quiet replicated city of Gnjilane, Kosovo, here. The rain quits on a cool October day and the sun pokes through the clouds as second platoon reports their target is acquired. Radio traffic bounces back and forth in the command vehicle as the teams are coordinated. Soldiers wait for the order to follow through with their mission.

  • Belgians recognized by U.S. Armor Association

    Nov 18, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Two Belgians have dedicated their lives to the restoration of a WWII U.S. Army tank and the significance it played on their country's liberation 65 years ago. For that effort, the U.S. Armor Association has awarded Jean Claude Busine and Pierre Deghaye with the Noble Patron of Armor Award.

  • MNTF-E Chaplain Deployed to Kosovo

    Nov 18, 2009

    While checking my e-mail on August 5, I received an e-mail from the Illinois Army National Guard state chaplain stating that the North Dakota Army National Guard was looking for an additional chaplain for their upcoming mission to Kosovo. After discussing this with my family, I responded to my state chaplain with my answer - I would love to go with North Dakota on this mission

  • Birds in Flight

    Nov 18, 2009

    There's a new flock of "full birds" in the TaskForce Falcon ranks. David L. Thiele, Brian R. Trenda and Peter W. Conlin, all of Bismarck, N.D., were promoted to the rank of Colonel while deploying to Kosovo in support of Multi-National Task Force - East (MNTF-E), KFOR 12. All three Soldiers are members of the North Dakota Army National Guard, and were pinned by Brig Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, commanding general of MNTF-E.

  • Soldiers play critical role at world's busiest military airfield

    Nov 18, 2009

    Located in Southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield is the busiest military airfield in the world. Supplies and equipment arrive daily to sustain the more than 20,000 servicemembers and civilians from 15 different nations.

  • U.S., Bavarian leaders meet to discuss challenges, cooperation

    Nov 18, 2009

    Community leaders met at the U.S. Forces Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Nov. 12-13 for the Bavarian Symposium, a forum to discuss transformation, military operational requirements, construction, financial and environmental impacts on the community.

  • Funeral highlights search for missing servicemembers

    Nov 18, 2009

    An Army chaplain in his dress blues presents a folded flag to the fallenAca,!a,,cs next of kin, a man who looks to be in his 40s. This is not a father mourning the loss of his son, though. Rather, itAca,!a,,cs a son finally receiving closure after his father went missing in the South Pacific decades ago.

  • Soldiers visit historical ruins of Ur

    Nov 18, 2009

    UR, Iraq - More than 230 Soldiers with the 121st Brigade Support Battalion visited the archaeological remains of Ur, Nov. 12, near Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq.

  • Balad honors Veterans

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Throughout the United States' storied history, millions of citizens have risen to answer her call to duty in times of tranquility and turmoil, war and peace.

  • Adder Soldiers sharpen weapons skills

    Nov 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with the 36th Sustainment Brigade out of Temple, Texas, fired their weapons Nov. 9 through Nov. 10, at Lightning Memorial Range at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, to qualify and zero their weapons.

  • Sometimes these colors do run

    Nov 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 600 service members and civilians took part in the Veteran's Day 5K race Nov. 11, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, paying tribute to the Veterans of past and present by running with Old Glory. The Apollo Flag company in Totowa, N.J., donated an 18 foot by 12 foot American flag, as well as 600 miniature American flags and a flag commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 for the early-morning event.

  • JBB professional mixer sparks camaraderie between service members

    Jan 29, 2014

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Leaders in all branches of service took time to meet with one another Nov. 7 at the Joint Base Balad, Iraq, professional mixer in an effort for E-8s and above to interact in a social setting.

  • Army Enterprise Board: Enables Leaders to Convene, Connect and Collaborate

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Army Enterprise Board (AEB) was established in January, 2009, and is a collaborative forum created to advise, assist, and support the Secretary of the Army in making informed decisions that ensures the effective and efficient delivery of trained and ready forces to Combatant Commanders while preserving the all-volunteer Force. The ability to manage as an enterprise is critical to restoring balance to the Army. As the Department's senior strategic advisory body, the AEB is responsible for reviewing strategic issues and providing recommendations that are in the best interest of the Army and the Department of Defense. The Secretary of the Army presides over the AEB. Other members include: the Army chief of staff; under secretary of the Army; vice chief-of-staff of the Army; the assistant secretary of the Army (ASA)(Financial Management & Comptroller); ASA (Manpower & Reserve Affairs); ASA (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); ASA (Installations & Environment); ASA (Civil Works); general counsel; commander, U.S. Army Forces Command; commander, TRADOC; commander, Army Materiel Command; and the commander, Installation Management Command. The director of the Army staff and the administrative assistant to the secretary Army serve as adjunct members. As directed by the SecArmy, the chief of Army Reserve and the director of the Army National Guard may serve as adjunct members as well.

  • Mississippians maintain a hawk's eye view for Q-West

    Nov 17, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard marked their fourth month of maintaining and operating the base defense 17-meter Aerostat balloon for Contingency Operating Location Q-West Nov. 7.

  • A salute to returning warriors

    Nov 17, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it came time to ease into retirement last year, following nearly three decades in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Bookman discovered what many veterans learned long ago.

  • Trooper seeks thrills on cliff face

    Nov 17, 2009

    Spc. Mike Sanders has climbed from Alaska to Argentina. From Mount Mckinley, the highest point in North America, to Mount Aconcogua, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Waianae community honors Veterans

    Nov 17, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its 28th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 7.

  • Quoteable Quote

    Nov 17, 2009

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center honors veterans at Presidio of Monterey ceremony

    Nov 17, 2009

    Some 200 staff and faculty from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center gathered to witness a wreath-laying ceremony near the Berlin Wall Memorial on the Presidio of Monterey Nov. 10.

  • US Army Aviation Center of Excellence

    Nov 17, 2009

  • Army developing global network

    Nov 17, 2009

    In the future, Soldier should be able to access the Army's global network anywhere in the world using capabilities similar to a Blackberry or iPhone, said the Army's chief information officer.

  • Behavioral health campaign plan unveiled: Special Fort Hood TV town hall held Monday

    Nov 17, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, announced the formulation by post leaders and health experts of a behavioral health campaign plan addressing the psychological and emotional needs of the community during a special live broadcast Monday night.

  • Six more posts to test streamlined Disability Evaluation System

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs announced Monday that a pilot program to streamline the Disability Evaluation System will expand to six additional installations in January.

  • Soldiers attend NY Jets practice 13 Nov 2009

    Nov 17, 2009

    For the past three years, the New York Jets organization has opened its doors to our local military. Up to 60 service members are invited each year to attend a Jets practice the Friday before their annual Military Appreciation Game. The service members have always been well received by the organization and especially by the players, some of whom have personal ties to the military.

  • Army North: Americans helping Americans

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - Two U.S. Army North leaders peered intently Nov. 7 as members of their command's Civil Support Training Activity met with leaders of the Ohio National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, which is located near Butlerville, Ind. Although Lt. Gen. Thomas Turner, the commanding general of Army North, and Command Sgt. Maj. George Nieves, his senior enlisted leader, have visited numerous training exercises during their time as the command's senior leaders, the Vibrant Response 10.1 Field Training Exercise was perhaps more foreboding than most as federal response teams melded together to combat the affects of a simulated terrorist's 10-kiloton nuclear blast in downtown Indianapolis. More than 4,000 service members and their civilian partners joined forces for the exercise at the training center as well as nearby Camp Atterbury and various other locations in the area.

  • Picatinny to construct $18 million engineering complex

    Nov 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - During a ceremony here Nov. 13, Picatinny officials kicked-off the first of six renovation and construction projects what will collectively create Picatinny's Fuze Engineering Complex.

  • Rising Star finalists to be announced

    Nov 17, 2009

    Servicemembers from around the globe performed during Round 1 of the 2009 Operation Rising Star semifinals Saturday at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va. Six finalists were selected Monday and will be announced during the show to be broadcast Tuesday. Wednesday three competitors will be eliminated and that show will be broadcast Thursday. The winner will be revealed live at Wallace Friday.

  • Corps' ERDC tests new technology for emergency levee repairs

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center and U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted a test of Rapid Repair of Levee Breaches Program (RRLB) technology at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit Nov. 9 in Stillwater, Okla.

  • Tech symposium brings together current Army researchers and future Army leaders

    Nov 17, 2009

    Future Army leaders and current Army scientists came together during the 17th annual Army Research Laboratory-U.S. Military Academy Technical Symposium in Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 9-10.

  • Army aircrews provide relief during Vibrant Response 10.1

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew hovers over a lake at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., and prepares to haul water to put out a simulated fire in the area Nov. 10 during the Vibrant Response 10.1 field training exercise. The Soldiers, who serve with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, are home based out of Buckley AFB, Colo., as part of the Colorado Army National Guard Aviation Command. They were among the 4,000 service members and their civilian partners who joined forces at the training center, as well as nearby Camp Atterbury and various other locations in the area, to combat the affects of a simulated terrorist's 10-kiloton nuclear blast in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Picatinny breaks ground for incoming Naval facility

    Nov 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" During a ceremony here Nov. 9, Picatinny officials broke ground for a new Naval packaging, handling, storage and transportation facility that will house Navy operations being transferred to Picatinny as a result of 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations.

  • ARNORTH teams with state, federal forces, provides aid to American citizens in need (Photos)

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - A member of U.S. Army North's Civil Support Training Activity takes notes while observing as Marines from the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Indian Head, Md., provide decontamination services Nov. 8 during the Vibrant Response 10.1 Field Training Exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. The Marines were among the more than 4,000 service members and their civilian partners who joined forces as federal and state response teams melded together to combat the affects of a simulated terrorist's 10-kiloton nuclear blast in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge

    Nov 17, 2009

  • 27th Brigade Soldier Spearheads Veterans Outreach Effort; One Soldier's Efforts Create Opportun

    Nov 17, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Sgt. Vincent Scalise marks the success of more than two years' effort to create a Veteran's Outreach Center in downtown Utica Nov. 11.

  • Polk's first FSF-TT team conducts capstone exercise, deploys

    Nov 17, 2009

    Class 81, 162nd Infantry Brigade's first graduating class of combat advisors, graduated in three parts in October. The class was comprised of teams from the Navy, Air Force and Army National Guard. The Sailors of Class 81 concluded their 60-day course of instruction under the auspices of 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde Oct. 16 with a capstone event that included a tactical exercise. The exercise consisted of convoy patrols and engagements with roleplayers representing the Afghan National Army and Afghan populous.

  • Reserve Medics Train Next to Civilian Counterparts

    Nov 17, 2009

    A new training program brought Army Reserve medical Soldiers to the Radisson Nashua Convention Center for their combat medic sustainment training. Held in conjunction with the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses' (NFLPN) convention, healthcare specialists (68W) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs, 68W-M6) gathered to receive part of their mandatory, bi-annual medical training in October.

  • CBIRF fully dedicated to CCRMF mission; team exhibits skills during Vibrant Response 10.1

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - It is a nightmarish scenario: a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon detonation in one of America's largest cities. Thousands are dead and millions are affected by the blast. Who will the American people depend on for help when in such dire need' Within 24 hours of an incident, the Department of Defense's premier Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive response force, the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, is on the ground, bringing a vast skill set to the site of a CBRNE-related catastrophe. Falling under the CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, which is comprised of multiple units from all services, active, Reserve and National Guard, to include civilian, local, state, and federal agencies, CBIRF is considered the gold standard for other active-duty CBRNE units to follow and replicate. CBIRF was put to the test Nov. 8-9 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during the Vibrant Response 10.1 field training exercise, which is part of the U. S. Northern Command program designed to integrate DoD forces into the larger federal response to a catastrophic incident. As the USNORTHCOM Joint Force Land Component Command, U.S. Army North is tasked with the responsibility to exercise and train the CCMRF forces.

  • Army Field Band logistician shares music, faith with Cubans

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Army Field Band supply technician brings his musical and spiritual journey full circle as he spreads the word of the Lord and music to residents of Cuba.

  • Senior leaders visit training troops during Vibrant Response 10.1 (Photos)

    Nov 17, 2009

  • CBRNE suits present challenges, unfamiliar look during VR10.1

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - It is a sight that would remind you of a scene from the movie 'Outbreak,' or maybe something you would see in a science fiction flick, when service members with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package get ready for a training exercise. Dozens of Soldiers and Airmen lined up to enter a simulated radiological- contaminated area Nov. 7 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during the Vibrant Response 10.1 field training exercise. More than 4,000 service members and civilians from throughout U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Nation Guard and various other federal and state agencies, came together to train on responding to a domestic catastrophic incident.

  • Ohio National Guard practices proficiency, prepares for potential catastrophic attacks; Army North C

    Nov 17, 2009

    BUTLERVILLE, Ind. - During the training scenario, the unthinkable happened: A 10-kiloton blast detonated in the heartland of the United States - Indianapolis, capital of Indiana. And leaping to action and rapidly deploying to provide their border state brothers and sisters the assistance they desperately needed were the Soldiers and Airmen from the Ohio National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package. Such was the scene Nov. 7 at the at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, located near Butlerville, Ind., as members of Army North's Civil Support Training Activity watched the first responders spring to action.

  • Sharks and Sailors come together for worthy cause

    Nov 17, 2009

    Service members from the Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey, here at the Presidio of Monterey, joined service members from throughout Northern California to support Operation Care and Comfort organizers in their effort to collect donations at the San Jose Sharks "Support Our Troops" hockey game at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose.

  • Should you contest your parking citation'

    Nov 17, 2009

    Parking ticket on the Presidio of Monterey or Naval Postgraduate School' Want your fine reduced' Should you contest the citation'

  • Vietnam War veterans honored at 9th Infantry reunion

    Nov 17, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey representatives turned out to recognize two Vietnam War heroes, including one Medal of Honor recipient, during an event at the Monterey History and Maritime Museum recently.

  • POM volunteers make difference in local community

    Nov 17, 2009

    More than 100 Presidio of Monterey service members and other volunteers donated their time to beautify former Fort Ord areas Oct. 24.

  • Counseling available for community members

    Nov 17, 2009

    In response to the tragic shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, Presidio of Monterey leaders are encouraging community members who might feel grief as a result of the shootings or other stressors to seek assistance.

  • Depot Achieves Environmental Management System Certification

    Nov 17, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot recently achieved a significant milestone with its International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification.

  • Army to continue NHRA, NASCAR sponsorships

    Nov 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Accessions Command announced Friday that the U.S. Army will continue its sponsorship of Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel dragster in the National Hot Rod Association and will return as a primary sponsor of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Chevrolet Impala SS for 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010.

  • 49th MDBn Conducts Force Protection Exercise

    Nov 17, 2009

    The 49th Missile Defense Battalion (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) conducted a force protection exercise on the Missile Defense Complex on Fort Greely, Alaska, during the cold early days of November.

  • Soldiers Share Spotlight at Historic William & Mary Game

    Nov 17, 2009

    About 100 Soldiers were the guests of honor at the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Nov 17, 2009

  • Master Resiliency Trainers to promote overall fitness of U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Units have their master gunners, master drivers and master fitness trainers. These experts are the best at what they do and they share their expertise with their fellow Soldiers. By next October, each U.S. Army Europe brigade and battalion-level unit will have a new type of master assigned to its ranks -- a Master Resiliency Trainer. MRTs will serve as their unitsAca,!a,,c experts in building mental, physical and spiritual health as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, said MRT program manager Jessie Massey, USAREURAca,!a,,cs deputy chief of medical operations.

  • Army's longest serving female command sergeant major retires

    Nov 17, 2009

    Although she won't formally retire until March 2010, a retirement ceremony was held for the longest serving female command sergeant major in the service.

  • Fort Monroe CDC launches 'Strong Beginnings' for Pre-Ks

    Nov 17, 2009

    FORT MONROE, Va. - Pre-kindergarten-aged youths at the Fort Monroe Child Development Center are participating in a new program called "Strong Beginnings" that introduces them to skills they'll need when they enter the classroom.

  • 'Be wary of winter weather woes,' says Fort Monroe crisis planner

    Nov 17, 2009

    A Fort Monroe crisis response expert discusses the importance of preparing for winter weather.

  • A 'Call' to Serve God and Country

    Nov 17, 2009

    A 'Call' to Serve God and Country

  • Proof of Army Family Covenant success found among facts, figures

    Nov 17, 2009

    Two years ago, former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren joined Fort Monroe leaders here for the signing of a much celebrated document called the Army Family Covenant. It made several promises - the foremost of which is a commitment to "create a quality of life in the military community that is commensurate with the value of the American Soldier."

  • Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy leaders honored at retirement ceremony

    Nov 17, 2009

    Two senior Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy NCOs who had a joint retirement ceremony at Fort McCoy Oct. 23 were honored with Meritorious Service Medals for military careers that included helping to prepare NCOs as leaders and serving the American public.

  • Mission accomplished

    Nov 17, 2009

    Photos from the 430th Transportation Company's demobilization ceremony.

  • Lean Six Sigma program gains new black belt at Fort McCoy, seeking 3rd black belt

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Northeast region welcomed a Fort McCoy employee as its 13th Lean Six Sigma (LSS) black belt. Throughout IMCOM, there are 39 black belts.

  • Fort McCoy's new $4.8 million Child Development Center opens

    Nov 17, 2009

    FORT McCOY, Wisc. - Using ceremonial scissors nearly as tall as some of the participants, several children, parents and staff members cut the ribbon at the entrance of Fort McCoy's new $4.8 million Child Development Center . Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser told the crowd assembled for the grand-opening ceremony the new 13,000-square foot facility in the installation's 1700 block provides 109 child care spaces.

  • Volunteers Reach Out to Military Families

    Nov 17, 2009

    An army of volunteers wrote letters of thanks and assembled care packages for delivery to military families during Operation Appreciation, held Nov. 11 at George Washington University here.

  • Officials Pledge Support For Local Military Personnel

    Nov 17, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers helps get Kabul International Airport up and running

    Nov 17, 2009

    As air traffic increases - and helps boost the economy - USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-North project managers share expertise on airport redevelopment.

  • Casey visits Soldiers in resilience training

    Nov 17, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited a program designed to help Soldiers and their families develop resilience in Philadelphia, Pa., Monday.

  • Pentagon, VA expand disability claims test

    Nov 17, 2009

    Defense and Veterans Affairs officials Monday, announced another step in their efforts to streamline the process of determining veterans' disability ratings.

  • Educators get inside look at life of a Soldier

    Nov 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Teachers and administrators got an inside look at the life of a Soldier during a special orientation tour Nov. 10.

  • WWII vet brings past to life for Veterans Day

    Nov 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Even as a young man growing up in Cleveland in the 1930s, Dudley Strasburg said he knew someday he would join the fight against National Socialism in Europe.

  • 5th Signal Command Introduces Full Spectrum

    Nov 17, 2009

    5th Signal Command Introduces "Full Spectrum"

  • Camp Darby takes second in flag football championships

    Nov 17, 2009

    Ten Air Force unit level flag football teams traveled across Europe to Camp Darby, Italy for the first combined USAFE Flag football championship Nov. 12-16. Divided into two pools the top contenders in the semifinals were 86th Communication Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, 31st Security Forces Squadron from Aviano Air Base, 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base and 731st Munitions from Camp Darby.

  • Stuttgart substance abuse program named best in Army

    Nov 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Community members can probably recite them by heart: "DUI... it's not worth it. Call a cab!" and "Choose your ride: Don't Drink and Drive."

  • Stuttgart baseball clinic hosts college coaches from U.S.

    Nov 17, 2009

    Only one thing could make 40 teenage boys run bases, catch grounders and practice their swing during a cold, wet November weekend in Stuttgart, Germany: love of the game. And the yells of encouragement from five college baseball coaches from the United States. The coaches, who hail from California State University San Bernardino and Ohio State University, traveled to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart to host the fourth annual baseball clinic Nov. 12-15 on Husky Field, Patch Barracks.

  • Swine flu vaccine arrives for deployed US troops

    Nov 17, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - On the heels of major concerns among Afghan government officials over the spread of the novel H1N1 flu, the vaccine has arrived for American troops in Southern Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Dianne Jackson, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan surgeon, administered shots to JSC-A servicemembers Nov. 13 at Kandahar Airfield. Identified by officials as a new strain of pandemic influenza virus, novel H1N1 or "swine flu" has spread internationally since April, 2009, killing more than 6,250 people. "The best thing to do is to get vaccinated and use good hygiene," said Jackson. Jackson plans to hold a KAF-wide vaccination on the boardwalk here for all U.S. troops. After servicemembers are vaccinated, shots will be given to Category Two priority, U.S. civilian contractors.

  • IMCOM-E senior OPM, DES personnel complete first-ever overseas LESEL course

    Nov 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Twenty six Installation Management Command-Europe Directorate of Emergency Services and Provost Marshal senior leaders graduated from a two-week Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Course Nov. 6 marking the successful completion of the first-ever class conducted overseas.

  • 164th EAS joins Task Force Wings team

    Nov 17, 2009

    The 164th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently joined the Task Force Wings team at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Oct. 22 and brought with them two C-130H Cargo airplanes to add to the TF Wings fleet of nearly 200 aircraft.

  • Prescribed Burn conducted at former Fort Ord

    Nov 16, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Office at the former Fort Ord conducted a Prescribed Burn in the old impact area on Nov. 16. The Army mobilized helicopters and other contract fire-fighting equipment to burn Unit 19 which contains about 196 acres.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii- Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • Shafter Students Celebrate Hawaiian Arbor Day

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 10, 2009) - The playground was full of laughter and smiling faces. But today was no normal recess. It was a celebration of trees as students from Shafter Elementary School and Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army, Pacific, planted 15 trees at the school to celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii.

  • Combat Aviation Brigades within the Army National Guard

    Nov 16, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army National Guard has 8 Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs). This is in addition to the 11 CABs currently provided by the active Army. A CAB typically has about 2600 Soldiers including 350 aviators with an unique assortment of UH-60A/L/M Blackhawks, CH-47D Chinooks, UH-72A Lakotas, and AH-64A/D Apaches. Two of the CABs with representative structures are California's 40th CAB for the 40th Infantry Division and Maryland's 29th CAB, the Aviation Brigade for the 29th Infantry Division.

  • Solemn Homecoming

    Nov 16, 2009

    A procession carrying the body of fallen Soldier Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre was led by Colorado Guard Patriot Riders. The procession followed the lined streets of Peterson Air Force Base as hundreds of fellow Americans saluted the Colorado native and welcomed him home for the final time.

  • Soldiers learning to 'bounce back' in Philly

    Nov 16, 2009

    In Philadelphia, the Army is equipping Soldiers with a new tool designed to help them better deal with the psychological effects of combat that can lead to post traumatic stress disorder.

  • New York audiences presented with Army's musical elite

    Nov 16, 2009

    Concerts on Friday and Saturday in New York City highlight the military's strong relationship with the New York City community, occurring the same week as the Big Apple honored its veterans with a large Veterans Day Parade. Friday at Trinity Church, the Army Strings and the Army Chorus took part in the church's concert series, while Saturday a diverse audience of over 2,000 enjoyed a concert whose theme -- "Sweet Land of Liberty" -- was delivered by the Concert Band, the Brass Quintet and the Herald Trumpets alog with the Army Strings and Army Chorus.

  • Bike cops soon to be new addition to Iraqi Police force

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-Being a police officer is usually not easy, but soon it may be as easy as riding a bike.

  • Cavalry troopers, IA visit local school; provide assistance

    Nov 16, 2009

    TAJI, Iraq - In an effort to strengthen a sense of normalcy for the children in their area of operations, U.S. and Iraqi troops partnered together to distribute schools supplies and to assess local security.

  • 'Sarge' wins NHRA championship, pledges trophy to Hood families

    Nov 16, 2009

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, who pilots the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, captured his sixth straight NHRA Full Throttle world championship Sunday in the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway.

  • 1st Air Cav, IA, IqAF conduct joint air assault

    Nov 16, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-U.S. and Iraqi forces worked together in an air assault and patrol mission to check on the standard of living in a small village north of here, Nov. 12.

  • Native American History Month

    Nov 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The contributions of Native Americans to American history, as well as the military, are quintessentially, well, American.

  • Mavericks improve warrior skills with combatives training

    Nov 16, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A Soldier can't always depend on marksmanship to survive on the battlefield. Sometimes, a Soldier's only weapons are hands, feet and a warrior's determination.

  • Moment of silence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Wackenhut security officers Tyrone Hall (left) and Miriam Taylor (center) pause for a moment of silence with an unidentified Soldier Friday at 2:30 p.m. to honor the victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting. The moment of silence was observed Armywide to remember the 13 killed Nov. 5.

  • Training system targets realism

    Nov 16, 2009

    Greg Turner (far right), senior military advisor for training solutions, Strategic Systems Incorporated, explains the features of the High Resolution Visual Targets (HVRT) to Howard Mullen (center), chief of training for the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), and Terrance Jackson, Fort McPherson range manager, DPTMS, Nov. 5 at the Fort McPherson range.

  • Galloping we will go: Fort Gillem celebrates 68th birthday

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT GILLEM, Ga. - More than 160 Soldiers and Civilians celebrated Fort Gillem's 66th birthday by going for a run Nov, 6 at Stephens Lake on Fort Gillem during the 24th annual Gillem Gallop 5K run/walk.

  • Long Knives restore, refit for Iraq

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives" received word of a future deployment to Iraq less than a month ago, but the brigade has been focused on preparing for such news since returning from Iraq in the summer of 2010.

  • First Army sergeant earns honors at Basic NCO Course

    Nov 16, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, First Army commanding general, presented Sgt. Frankie L. Williams with an Army Commendation Medal and certificate during First Army's end of the month hail and farewell ceremony Oct. 31.

  • Fair helps community find work

    Nov 16, 2009

    Even before the latest unemployment rates were released, the staff at the U.S. Army Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service knew people would be looking for jobs. To help show people options available to them, the ACAP and ACS staffs hosted a job fair Nov. 5 at The Commons at Fort McPherson.

  • Devil Brigade competes for excellence

    Nov 16, 2009

    Infantrymen from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division compete in the annual Expert Infantry Badge to see who has what it takes to be the best.

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