Archive: Nov 2009

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  • Our Leadership

    Nov 12, 2009

    The highly experienced and dedicated leadership of the 3rd ESC enables the command to provide logistics and distribution management any where, at any time, in any environment, against any adversary.

  • Naughty by Nature, USO Rock COB Speicher

    Nov 12, 2009

    Servicemembers stationed at Contingency Operation Base Speicher were treated to a night of entertainment by DJ Skribble and the hip-hop group Naughty by Nature, Nov. 8. The show was put on by the USO and was free for all.

  • New commander, CSM take reins of 18th CSSB

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Lt. Col. Reed Hudgins assumed command of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from the unitAca,!a,,cs outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Roscoe, during a change of command ceremony at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center, Oct. 22. This change of command ceremony held special significance for the 18th CSSB because in addition to a new commander, the unit simultaneously received a new command sergeant major when Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Witzel replaced outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje.

  • Spartan Brigade Trained in COINSOC

    Nov 12, 2009

    Major General Anthony Cucolo, Task Force Marne Commanding General, along with senior leaders from Multi-National Force-Iraq and Multi-National Corps-Iraq, spoke to leaders of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team while they attended the Counterinsurgency School in Taji, Iraq, Nov. 6-7.

  • Reintegration begins

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Over the past several months, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has welcomed home Soldiers from 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade and 172nd Infantry Brigade. Garrison leadership and agencies, as well as both brigades, have worked hard to ensure that nearly 1,000 returning Soldiers are being taken care of.

  • Call Of Duty Endowment

    Nov 12, 2009

  • New York Army National Guard Participates in NYC Veterans Day Parade

    Nov 12, 2009

    1,500 New York Army National Guard Soldies participated in the 2009 New York City Veterans Day Parade.

  • Vanguards Welcome New Command Sergeant Major

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Marne Division's sole light-infantry brigade hailed a new senior-enlisted advisor during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Nov. 4.

  • Thank you for your service! Local veterans find unity in Army pride

    Nov 12, 2009

    There are thousands of military retirees and veterans who choose to call the Fort Jackson area home. And many of them go on to continue their second career as civilians or contractors at Fort Jackson. From Post Headquarters, to Child, Youth and School Services, these veterans continue to serve our country by serving our Soldiers.

  • Veterans in Piping Program

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Wounded Warrior Project's - Warriors to Work

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Wall Street Warfighters

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Grafenwoehr leaders renew commitment

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - More than 150 Soldiers and family members filled the Grafenwoehr Field House, Oct. 28, to witness as four leaders rededicated themselves to their community by re-signing the Army Family Covenant. "Our Army is the strength of our nation ... our families are the strength of our Army," said Brig. Gen. Steven Salazar, commander, Joint Multinational Training Center. "The Covenant is about a commitment ... to continue to ensure we have a community that is strong." Salazar mentioned several improvements the Covenant, which was originally signed Oct. 8, 2007, has brought to the Grafenwoehr community in the past two years.

  • Veterans Green Jobs

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Army Reserve ordnance company prepares for deployment

    Nov 12, 2009

    Account of a Family Readiness Group and mobilization ceremony for the 261st Ordnance Company in Charleston, W.V.

  • Chief of Staff attends Veterans Day activities in Massachusetts

    Nov 12, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. attended a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., as well as attending a reception in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009.

  • Spouses reap benefits of hiring policy

    Nov 12, 2009

    During a period of high unemployment, many people are looking for any possible advantage during their job hunts. Thanks to a new executive order, military spouses may have just a little more leverage during their federal job searches.

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America's Vocational Rehabilitation Program

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Soldiers return from deployment

    Nov 12, 2009

    For the past year, Spc. Teresa House has been assigned to Camp Shelby, Miss., and Fort Bragg, N.C. to train deploying Soldiers. Saturday, House was reunited with her family, including 17-month-old son Zachary, during a ceremony for members of the 2nd Battalion, 345th Combat Support Regiment.

  • Soldiers honor veterans

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. John Canter, Installation Chaplain's Office, and Staff Sgt. Stacey Howell, Garrison Headquarters, place a flag and flagpole along the entrance of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery Tuesday. The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and the 17th Military Police Detachment teamed up to place flags in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Post mourns retired NCO

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of the Fort Jackson community said goodbye Tuesday to a man known to many as a friend and mentor.

  • Hodges: 'Always excel'

    Nov 12, 2009

    Several years ago when he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash., 1st Sgt. Shawn Hodges could not resist the trails and mountains that surrounded the installation. So, he took up hiking.

  • Getting reel: Theater reopens with free screening

    Nov 12, 2009

    Like a faded movie star making a spectacular comeback, the Fort Jackson Theater is reopening this weekend after undergoing an extensive interior renovation.

  • Fort Jackson honors Native Americans

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Jackson will host three days of activities next week in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

  • Fort Jackson graduation a first for Navy chaplains

    Nov 12, 2009

    After 12 weeks of training, 28 Navy chaplains graduated from the first chaplain basic course at the new Naval Chaplaincy School and Center on Fort Jackson Friday.

  • Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Cheers! Police train in sobriety testing

    Nov 12, 2009

    Getting drunk while on duty is usually asking for trouble. But for several Soldiers who volunteered for a special assignment, it was all for a good cause.

  • Hire Heroes USA

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Appreciating our military Families

    Nov 12, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - During the month of November Camp Darby's Army Community Services is showing its appreciation for Military Families with a special barbecue and new programs like the single parent support group. One event that highlighted the sacrifices made by families supporting their service members was a chili and rib cook-off and barbecue appreciation event Nov. 10.

  • Helmets to Hardhats

    Nov 12, 2009

  • World War II veteran finds lost lady friend 65 years later

    Nov 12, 2009

    This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, people are honoring our brother and sisters in arms around the world. One World War II veteran traveled around the world to come back to areas that he helped liberate in Italy and France.

  • Army and Navy JROTC celebrate Veterans in Florence

    Nov 12, 2009

    America's leaders of tomorrow stepped up to the responsibility of honoring America's Veterans at a joint Veterans Day memorial ceremony at the Florence American Cemetery in Tuscan, Italy Nov. 11.

  • Renovation shop offers free, first come, first served uniform repairs

    Nov 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATION LOCATION MAREZ, Mosul, Iraq - Soldiers flow into the renovation shop with uniforms in hand, preparing to hand them to the 506th Quartermaster Company for repairs.

  • Obama's Pledge: America will fulfill obligations to veterans

    Nov 12, 2009

    America will fulfill its obligation to take care of and value those who have sacrificed for the country, President Barack Obama said at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.

  • Leaving his past behind, Soldier begins new life as U.S. citizen

    Nov 12, 2009

    The city of Gjakova, in western Kosovo, suffered severe physical damage as scores of its citizens were killed at the height of the Kosovo Conflict. For one young boy and his family, staying in the war-torn country was not an option.

  • President honors veterans: 'We are forever grateful'

    Nov 11, 2009

    "America will not let you down," President Barack Obama told veterans Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, emphasizing the message he wanted all to know is "we will take care of our own."

  • FMWR sponsors trip for Soldiers and Families to Thailand

    Nov 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored a trip to Pattaya and Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 22-25.

  • Soldiers host children for Halloween on Casey

    Nov 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Halloween was another opportunity to create a neighborhood and friendly environment as the USAG-Casey Community Activities Center held Halloween, Oct. 31, in the CAC and partnered with units on USAG-Casey to "trick-or-treat," on post. Families in Warrior Country, with the help of the chain of command, are trying to create a neighborhood and friendly environment by making Korea 'the assignment of choice.'

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month educates Civilians

    Nov 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC commander, wants to ensure every Soldier and Department of Defense Civilian is aware of ongoing initiatives to support individuals with disabilities.

  • Children trick-or-treat on Red Cloud at the Pear Blossom Cottage

    Nov 11, 2009

    Luisa Burduselu (right) trick-or-treats at the USAG Red Cloud Community Bank and Lee Dong-hun, banking center service specialist,(left) gives her candy. Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage held a Halloween party Oct 30 in support of the Army Family Covenant. A parade of children, who wore different kinds of Halloween costumes, made a vist to the library, Community Bank, and troop medical center to say trick-or-treat. There was a contest to select the best costumes as well at the end of the party.

  • Semiannual ethics training given in Warrior Country

    Nov 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON- Soldiers and Civilians spent the morning in Red Cloud's Theater Nov. 4 learning proper ethics from lawyers of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, which is mandated to occur twice a year.

  • Students board free bus to DoDEA schools in Yongsan for first time in Area I

    Nov 11, 2009

    Park Jae Hong, Seoul American High School student,(left) gets on the newly launched school bus Nov. 9 at the Red Cloud Bus Terminal while Tina Simons, Directorate of Logistics contracting officer's representative, monitors safety and security of the students. Beginning Nov.9, Area I students enrolled in Yongsan Department of Defense Education Activity schools are provided round trip daily school buses for free. As students' safety is highly regarded, DOL staff volunteered to monitor the situation every afternoon in each location where students' get on and off the school bus.

  • First responders learn suicide prevention on Casey

    Nov 11, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The holiday season and thoughts of family and friends can bring joy and happiness to servicemembers stationed in Warrior Country. For some though, those same thoughts can lead to difficulties, depression, and pressures, leading them to conclude ending their life is the only solution.

  • Initial Military Training

    Nov 11, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> In order to maintain senior-level oversight of training related issues, the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has established a separate, stand-alone Initial Military Training (IMT) organization. The TRADOC deputy commanding general-IMT is responsible for developing agile warriors in support of ARFORGEN and ensuring the force gets the right Soldier and leader, at the right time, in the right places, with the right competencies.

  • 2009 Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Karl Horst escorts President Obama for Veterans Day

  • Veterans Day 2009 Arlington National Cemetery

    Nov 11, 2009

  • Students honor Veterans at American Cemetery in Netherlands

    Nov 11, 2009

    Students from the AFNORTH International High School and the Geilenkirchen Elementary School gathered with service and family members of the tri-border community to honor all Veterans at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Nov. 11.

  • Veterans Day holds new meaning for Soldiers, Marines in Iraq

    Nov 11, 2009

    Surrounded by fellow servicemembers, 157 Soldiers and Marines representing 60 countries sat in the rotunda of Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Nov. 11, for a naturalization ceremony.

  • AFRICOM Command Sgt. Major is welcomed by Natural Fire 10 partner nations

    Nov 11, 2009

    Senior enlisted advisors from the United States and five partner nations in Exercise Natural Fire 10 took advantage of the opportunity to sit down and talk with Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Africa Command, during his visit to Task Force Kitgum.

  • Hood, nation pay tribute to victims of post shooting spree

    Nov 11, 2009

    The mournful and all too familiar scene of a bugler playing Taps occurred again here Tuesday as the Fort Hood community paid its respects to fallen warriors struck down last week allegedly at the hands of a lone gunman, who also happened to wear an Army uniform.

  • Central receiving, shipping point at Marez preps Iraq for drawdown

    Nov 11, 2009

    As the responsible drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment from Iraq continues, the Central Receiving and Shipping Point at Contingency Operating Location Marez in Mosul, Iraq, will be instrumental in managing the movement of both equipment and personnel.

  • Eyes on, hands off; ISAF Gen. lends ear to ANP commanders

    Nov 11, 2009

    Gen. McChrystal meets Afghan National Police leaders to talk about fixing corruption, drug use and equipment shortfalls.

  • People's Liberation Army delegation visits Schofield

    Nov 10, 2009

    Admiral Robert F. Willard, commander, United States Pacific Command, escorts People's Republic of China General Xu, vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army Central Military Commission.

  • USARPAC CG talks safety after quarterly 'One Team' run

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -It was still dark when United States Army, Pacific Soldiers recognized fallen comrades at Fort Hood, Texas with a moment of silence before the "One Team Warrior Run" during the early morning hours of Nov. 10. As the Hawaii sun began to light up historic Palm Circle, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, began the quarterly four-mile esprit de corps run around Fort Shafter.

  • Soldier completes 100-mile walk

    Nov 10, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jack Usrey celebrated the one-year anniversary of his double-knee replacement surgery by finishing a 100-mile trek that spanned 67 hours and 15 minutes.

  • 728th MP Battalion learns ins, outs of forensics field work

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Super Sapper Competition puts Engineers to the test

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY November 10, 2009 Army conducts Master Resilience Training for Soldiers, Family

    Nov 10, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey will be available to speak to media at 9:55 a.m. November 12. All interested media must be on site no later than 9:30 a.m. to register in the William Fontaine room of the hotel. Soldiers-students attending the course, staff from the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and Faculty from the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania will be available to answer questions.

  • Veterans Day Run

    Nov 10, 2009

    Veterans Day Run Video

  • 234th Marine Corps Birthday

    Nov 10, 2009

    A cake cutting ceremony was held on Nov. 10 at the Joint Operations Center at JFHQ-NCR/MDW , Ft. McNair to celebrate the Marine Corp's 234th Birthday. The ceremony was lead by the Marines, active duty, retired and former, and was well attended by command personnel.

  • 234th Marine Birthday

    Nov 10, 2009

  • The gift of education

    Nov 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Education is essential for a child growing up in the world today. That is no less true in Iraq, where schools are a building block for a child's future.

  • Soldiers pass on firefighting knowledge to Iraqis

    Nov 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi firefighter feigns death and lies on the ground inside of a mock building to simulate a smoke-inhalation victim. His teammates, their vision obscured to simulate smoke-blindness, crawl along the ground with oxygen tanks strapped to their backs.

  • 3d ESC Veterans Day Message

    Nov 10, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd ESC - fellow Sustainers.... Tomorrow, you have a moment to pause and reflect. As one who has answered your Nation's call to duty - I ask you to answer another call. I ask you to honor and thank a Veteran near you whose service is recorded in the history of past conflicts which have defined our Nation's history. It is the least we can do to honor those who've safeguarded our peace and freedom. As you know, our Nation owes a great debt to its Veterans, whose service spans every decade, and continues every day of our country's existence. Through untold courage and sacrifice, America's Veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in America.

  • Nov. 10, 2009 - Fort Hood Memorial Service Remarks

    Nov 10, 2009

    President and Mrs. Obama, Governor Perry, Governor Doyle, Secretary Gates, Secretary Shinseki, many distinguished Members of Congress from across the state of Texas and across the country, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Admiral and Mrs. Mike Mullen, families, and friends.

  • Greywolf spouses earn their spurs

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - As 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers begin their return from their year-long deployment to Iraq, they will come back with their "combat spurs."

  • IPs net AQI at checkpoint

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As a means of fighting terrorism, the placement and use of traffic checkpoints often prove effective.

  • CSM Blake outlines Reset at AUSA

    Nov 10, 2009

    Taking care of Soldiers and their families is a big focus of Reset, said Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted Soldier speaking at the Association of the United States Army's annual gathering here Oct. 5-7.

  • V Corps vet recalls patrols on 20th anniversary of Berlin Wall falling

    Nov 10, 2009

    Cold War-era Berlin Wall patrols were a visible message to the East and West German people said the V Corps historian during a Nov. 5 ceremony for the opening of the Allied Museum's "Wall Patrol" exhibit.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT women who continue to serve

    Nov 10, 2009

    Out of 890 Department of the Army civilians at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, 327 are veterans. Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.

  • New commander takes helm at U.S. Army South

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army component of U.S. Southern Command marked a new chapter in its storied history as the former special assistant to the commanding general; U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., took command of U.S. Army South during a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 9.

  • "We Were Soldiers...."

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Revitalizing Iraq's youth, one school at a time

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The village of Chemin, Iraq, commemorated the opening of a new primary school with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Nov. 3.

  • Hire Heroes USA

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Hire Heroes USA

    Nov 10, 2009

  • ASC unveils video portal at AUSA

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army Sustainment Command's new exhibit at the Association of the United States Army's annual gathering in the nation's capital was an instant hit with attendees Oct. 5-7.

  • President says nation will always remember Fort Hood casualties

    Nov 10, 2009

    The nation will remember those who were killed during the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the president said during a memorial ceremony there.

  • Sentinels serve the nation, survivors of fallen comrades

    Nov 10, 2009

    Editorial that conveys author's admiration for the intestinal fortitude of those Soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns.

  • NCO relates experience as Tomb Guard

    Nov 10, 2009

    "My goal was to be perfect -- not so you can see it, but because they deserve it."

  • Sharing gives Iraqi Police tools to keep country safe

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - As Iraqis continue to rely more on Iraqi Security Forces to arrest insurgents and wanted criminals, U.S. forces are increasingly sharing its intelligence and evidence to assist them.

  • Free fall provides rush for combat vets

    Nov 10, 2009

    Story and photos of sky-diving combat veterans

  • Military communities bake cookies, send overseas for holidays

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Volunteers from the milityary community here baked cookies for troops deployed overseas during the holidays.

  • Watch the Fort Lewis Memorial live at 3:45 p.m. (Eastern)

    Nov 10, 2009

    Watch the Fort Lewis Memorial live at 3:45 p.m. (Eastern)

  • Army Reserve ordnance company comes home

    Nov 10, 2009

    Account of the 351st Ordnance Company, 2nd platoon's journey home, spanning from the first delays in Germany all the way to being released to their families at their Reserve Center in Martinsburg, W.V.

  • Never Too Late: Vietnam Veteran Receives Presidential Unit Citation

    Nov 10, 2009

    Retired Lt. Col. Michael Healey was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for actions taken during his service in Vietnam on Oct. 28.

  • Quartermasters Honor Top Instructors

    Nov 10, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph White, a food service Soldier, was named the Quartermaster School's Instructor of the Year for 2009 at a ceremony held Nov. 5. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phyllis A. Mitchell and Sgt. 1st Class Mark G. Gulezian, also culinarians, finished as runners-up.

  • Office of The Staff Judge Advocate

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Twilight Tattoo

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Arlington National Cemetery

    Nov 10, 2009

  • United States Army

    Nov 10, 2009

  • ARRA: USACE project extends San Diego's Mission Bay jetty

    Nov 10, 2009

    $2.3 million stimulus project will extend San Diego's Mission Bay jetty about 250 feet.

  • JPPSOWA

    Nov 10, 2009

  • 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard)

    Nov 10, 2009

  • MTV documentary follows Soldier's return to Iraq

    Nov 10, 2009

    MTV will honor America's veterans and servicemembers Wednesday by following a young noncommissioned officer as he returns to the battlefields of Iraq.

  • Girls Scout out Corps of Engineers, learn about environment

    Nov 10, 2009

    Dozens of Girl Scouts clamored to learn about science and technology at the annual Family Science Festival sponsored by the Los Angeles District.

  • Corps continues STEM focus at HENAAC

    Nov 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated in the HENAAC 2009 Conference and Awards Show held in Long Beach, Calif. from Oct. 7-10. This year's theme was "Engineering Hope in the Century of STEM."

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers starts work on $40 million levee project in Santa Barbara County

    Nov 10, 2009

    $40 million project in Santa Maria is the largest Recovery Act project to date in Santa Barbara County, will reduce flood risk.

  • USATCES presents Tactical Explosives Safety Workshop

    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.--The United States Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety (USATCES) is dedicated to eliminating ammunition and explosives accidents and chemical agent accidents in every phase of the ammunition life cycle.

  • QASAS INTERN GROUP #101 "EARN THEIR PAY"

    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.-- Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance, (QASAS), is the oldest career program in the Department of Army. QASAS serve as the primary technical experts providing logistics, quality assurance and explosives safety expertise in direct support of Army units throughout the theater.

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