Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Simply the best...JMC achieves Army LSS award

    Dec 31, 2009

    The Joint Munitions Command's Lean Six Sigma program has received accolades for being the best of all the subordinate commands in the Army. But it's not resting on its laurels - - it's also striving to be world class in industry.

  • Task Force Lobos refurbishes, dedicates Iraqi war plane

    Dec 31, 2009

    On Dec. 16, Soldiers from the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, dedicated an L-29 Delfin aircraft they had refurbished to Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. Division-North.

  • Free computers make difference to deployed paratroopers, families

    Dec 31, 2009

    Sharing photos of karate practice or birthday parties, and stories of a visit by the Tooth Fairy are just some of the things possible with a computer.

  • Army Unveils New Cost Management Certificate Course

    Dec 31, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Building an Army for the 21st century necessitates a new leader mindset where cost and resource-informed decisions must drive operations. Army leadership recommends embedding cost-management skills and the requisite policies and procedures throughout, and, in order for this to happen, senior leaders must have staff members who possess these skills. The Cost Management Certificate Course (CMCC) is an important element in implementing these recommendations for ArmyAca,!A?wide Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

  • Local groups, NGO distribute donated KFOR linen to families in Kosovo

    Dec 31, 2009

    NOVO BRDO, Kosovo -- Members of the Multi-National Task Force-East Civil Liaison Team of KFOR 12 (Kosovo Forces) this week assisted local nongovernmental organizations, such as the Albanian Red Cross, distribute donated linens to underprivileged families from this region in Kosovo.

  • School's in session for deployed U.S. KFOR Soldiers in Kosovo

    Dec 31, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - The structure and stability of the NATO peace-support mission in Kosovo makes getting an education while deployed a hard option to pass up for U.S. Soldiers stationed here. At last count, about 400 uniformed men and women in Multi-National Task Force-East were filling classrooms after hours and on weekends, taking full advantage of college-credit opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Fort Riley Families enjoy USO's 'No Dough Dinner'

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A young girl and her brother weighed their options. Both bundled up in their winter wear, the two of them looked over a wide variety of chips. After much deliberation, they made their selection and settled down on the floor beside a long table. Their mother and younger sisters were already sitting at the table enjoying their meal.

  • Fort Riley Elementary School students celebrate Christmas 'Martian-style'

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A group of Fort Riley Elementary School first graders stood in the hall outside their cafeteria. Wearing green and silver costumes; they whispered amongst themselves about their lines and the crowd gathering in the gym.

  • Army spouse, local community make blankets for unit just in time for Christmas

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With help from her community, a 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team spouse's project turned into more than she expected. Misty Dial, the wife of Cpl. Keith Dial, a Soldier with Company A, 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, set out to make 135 blankets for the Co. A Soldiers in time for Christmas. She ended up with 240.

  • Army.mil/Mobile

    Dec 31, 2009

    Find out how to get the U.S. Army on your mobile device at Army.mil/Mobile.

  • Kosovo commander meets with local media to share information over coffee

    Dec 31, 2009

    The commander of Multi-National Task Force-East told local media in Gjilan/Gnjilane and Ferizaj/Urosevac this week that he looks forward to working with civic leaders and members of the press to ensure they have the most current information on KFOR capabilities and the improving security environment in Kosovo.

  • Kentucky KFOR aviation unit trains with Greek force in Kosovo

    Dec 31, 2009

    CAMP RIGAS FEREOS, KOSOVO - Members of a Kentucky National Guard aviation unit offered up its time and helicopters recently to help train peacekeeping partners from another nation here in Kosovo. The 2-147th Aviation Battalion, based out of Frankfort, Ky., provided two UH-60 Blackhawk lift helicopters and one medevac chopper and pilots this week so the Greek's quick reaction force could complete hot and cold-load training and get a little practice loading and unloading casualties from the aircraft.

  • NCO pays it forward, earns Soldier's Medal

    Dec 30, 2009

    After an improvised explosive device ripped through his vehicle, Staff Sgt. James Rivera needed medical attention and quick.

  • Operation Proper Exit helps injured combat vets heal emotional wounds

    Dec 30, 2009

    Alive day is a term dubbed by a number of injured combat veterans to describe the day they escaped death. Some were left with scrapes and bruises, others lost their limbs and, for some, there would be emotional wounds they will struggle with for the rest of their lives.

  • Guardians provide food to those in need

    Dec 30, 2009

    With the holiday season here, the spirit of giving was in full swing as Soldiers from the 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division banded together in order to provide their fellow Soldiers and their Families with food during the food drive Dec. 18 at their headquarters building.

  • Guard to help with New Year's security in New York

    Dec 30, 2009

    As New Yorkers and visitors gear up for New Year's Eve celebrations, the citizen-Soldiers of the New York National Guard remain on duty in support of homeland security missions across the state.

  • Wounded veterans real winners at D.C. bowl game

    Dec 30, 2009

    The UCLA Bruins beat the Temple Owls, 30-21, in the EagleBank Bowl, Dec. 29, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. But the real winners of the event were wounded Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who benefit by involvement with the bowl game's charity partner "The Wounded Warrior Project."

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Marc D. Frazer

    Dec 30, 2009

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Marc D. Frazer

  • Army experiments to increase network connectivity for Soldiers

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.

  • Justice: We provide America's Warfighters with strength through technology

    Dec 30, 2009

    Happy New Year to the entire Research, Development and Engineering Command family. As we embark on this journey called Aca,!A"2010,Aca,!A? I want to pass along some observations and guidance.

  • AMC welcomes seven to rank of Black Belt

    Dec 30, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lean Six Sigma is about improvement, reduction of cost, elimination of waste and problem solving but it also consists of complex problems.

  • ARNORTH's deputy CG promoted to major general (Photo Release)

    Dec 30, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army North, promoted to major general during a promotion ceremony Dec. 28 inside Army North's historic headquarters at the Quadrangle.

  • SoldierAca,!a,,cs son carves life as musician

    Dec 30, 2009

    Local band Locksmith has already garnered attention, although unwanted, from neighbors complaining about the loud music coming from one of the homes that rest in Ord Military Community. But whether itAca,!a,,cs living in these moments of infamy or playing for fans, new and old, at Aca,!A"open micAca,!A? nights at local cafes and bookstores, Brett Freshour is doing what he loves: performing with his band.

  • Soldiers Receive Important Visitors, Generally Speaking

    Dec 30, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) got a visit from Maj. Gen. Dean Sienko and Command Sgt. Maj. James Lambert, the commander and senior noncommissioned officer of the 3rd Medical Command respectively, at the Joint Base Balad Amnesty Yard on Dec.17.

  • Christmas worship Iraq and Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2009

  • General Stultz holds town hall meeting in Kuwait

    Dec 30, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers serving under Third Army had the opportunity to voice their concerns during a town hall meeting hosted by Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserves, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 26.

  • General Stultz holds town hall meeting in Kuwait

    Dec 30, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers serving under Third Army had the opportunity to voice their concerns during a town hall meeting hosted by Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief of the Army Reserves, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 26.

  • General Amos Visits Kuwait!

    Dec 30, 2009

  • General Amos visits Kuwait

    Dec 30, 2009

    Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, toured Kuwait to observe the joint Marine and Army progress of the responsible draw down of equipment in Iraq, Dec. 22.

  • Redistribution Center Saves Army Money

    Dec 30, 2009

    Third Army's involvement in the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment in Iraq has served an important role in completing the mission and bringing U.S. servicemembers home. As Third Army's focus in theater changes to Afghanistan, so must the mission of redistributing supplies.

  • Redistribution center saves Army money

    Dec 30, 2009

    Third Army's involvement in the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment in Iraq has served an important role in completing the mission and bringing U.S. servicemembers home. As Third Army's focus in theater changes to Afghanistan, so must the mission of redistributing supplies.

  • Bavarian Tax Centers say preparation key to utilizing free tax services in 2010

    Dec 30, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- With wage and tax statements available for Soldiers and civilian employees online at www.mypay.dfas.mil and most banks and investment companies mailing reports of interest, dividends, and capital gains, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Tax Center personnel gear up to provide free tax preparation and e-filing services throughout Bavaria. The tax centers in Ansbach, Illesheim, Bamberg, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Schweinfurt and Vilseck are open for business, beginning Feb. 1, 2010.

  • New York state puts historic military magazines, reports online

    Dec 30, 2009

    There are now 53,671 more pages of New York National Guard records available online on the New York State Military Museum Web site.

  • Operation Gift Basket

    Dec 30, 2009

    With the support of Third Army, the Gittens' Family brought early Christmas presents to the servicemembers at Camp Arifjan Dec. 23.

  • Career counselors reenlist 431 Soldiers, exceed mission by 146 percent

    Dec 30, 2009

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade, a logistics unit based here, exceeded reenlistment objectives by large margins for fiscal year 2009, despite the brigade being deployed to Iraq during the fiscal year, and revisions to the Army retention policies.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers welcome new commander

    Dec 30, 2009

    Col. Martin B. Pitts, outgoing commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, said farewell to the Soldiers and Families of the logistics brigade, and welcomed the incoming commander, Col. Keith Sledd, during a change of command ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Facility here Dec. 16.

  • Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Program: 60-Day Extension

    Dec 29, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> While it considers a two-year continuance, the Defense Department has extended by 60 days (to February 28, 2010) the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) pilot-recruiting program, which was set to expire December 31, 2009. The MAVNI program enlists non-citizens legally in this country who have certain foreign language or medical expertise. MAVNI-recruited Soldiers are eligible for expedited U.S. citizenship.

  • Local high school students get logistics experience at RIA-JMTC

    Dec 29, 2009

    Fleet Adm. Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations during World War II once said "I don't know what that logistics is, but I want some of it." In the Army, logistics includes meeting our Soldiers needs by providing them with supplies, equipment, and maintenance. Today, the world of logistics remains ever important. Five local high school students became the first graduates of the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Logistics Academy. The Logistics Academy partners with Eastern Iowa Community College, Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to provide students a unique learning opportunity.

  • Countering impact of persistent conflict through holistic fitness

    Dec 29, 2009

    Army established the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness directorate on Oct. 1, 2008. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.

  • Corps of Engineers delivers elementary school to Iraq Education Ministry

    Dec 29, 2009

    With more than 1,135 school projects already completed and operational, the Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region District in Iraq finished and turned over its most recent project, the Al-Mazraa elementary school, to the Iraqi Ministry of Education last week.

  • New York National Guard honored 10,400 funerals in 2009

    Dec 29, 2009

    In 2009 the New York Military Forces Honor Guard rendered honors at the funerals of more than 10,400 former Army members, mostly from the World War II generation.

  • Pacific senior leaders gain historic perspective

    Dec 29, 2009

    More than 60 years after the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, USARPAC military and Department of Defense civilian personnel continued to study the lessons learned during the two-day SLDP that began with a pre-brief by U.S. Army Pacific Historian, David Hilkert, followed by a staff ride where participants boarded a bus for a tour around Oahu, which included historic sites relating to the attack on Oahu.

  • NCO Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Kahyai,683rd Contingency Contracting Team Vicenza, Italy

    Dec 29, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Kahyai has amassed numerous skills during his 16-years Army career. A light wheel vehicle mechanic, a recruiter, an instructor, and as an OH-58D systems chief, he has sought new challenges with a can-do attitude and spirit. Looking for a new challenge, he left aviation maintenance and joined the Acquisition Corps in 2008. In December, Kahyai's was assigned to the 683rd Contingency Contracting Team in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • New York Army National Guard Honored 10,400 Veterans at Funerals in 2009

    Dec 29, 2009

    The New York Military Forces Honor Guard rendered military honors at the funerals of more than 10,400 former Army members, mostly from the World War II generation, in 2009. But there are still Soldiers being buried out there who don't get the honors they are entitled to because they or their families don't realize what they are owed by their country, said Donald E. Roy, the director of Honor Guard.

  • IMCOM Presidio LOGO

    Dec 29, 2009

  • IMCOM

    Dec 29, 2009

  • USACE delivers elementary school in Ramadi to Iraq's Education Ministry

    Dec 29, 2009

    Corps of Engineers built Al-Mazraa elementary school in western city. New six-classroom complex replaces an old two-room house currently used as a school.

  • Police train for active shooter

    Dec 29, 2009

    Officers practice training techniques at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

  • Beyond Population Engagement: Understanding Counterinsurgency

    Dec 29, 2009

    The U.S. military has made considerable progress in developing counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy and doctrine, including the publication of Army Field Manual 3-24 and the military's successes in working with the population to stem the insurgency in Iraq. The short-term goals of COIN are now fairly well understood: engage the population and win their support. Whichever side wins the support of the population-either the host nation (and US forces that support it) or the insurgents-wins the battle.

  • A Strategy of Tactics: Population-centric COIN and the Army

    Dec 29, 2009

    Population-centric counterinsurgency (COIN) has become the American Army's new way of war. The principles and ideas that emerged out of the Army's counterinsurgency field manual (FM), FM 3-24, published in late 2006, have become transcendent. The field manual has moved beyond simple Army doctrine for countering insurgencies to become the defining characteristic of the Army's new way of war. In the American Army today, everyone is a counterinsurgent.

  • Control: A Strategy for an Urban Counterinsurgency

    Dec 29, 2009

    After 4 years of reading reports, articles, and books about the war in Iraq, it was unclear to me what the strategy was that we were following. Questions posed to faculty members and students at the U.S. Army War College did not yield an answer. At dinner the night before the War College graduation, I asked a student whether the war in Iraq had been discussed in class during the year, and he replied, "Yes, numerous times." When I then asked whether he could tell me what strategy we were following, he replied, "That was never discussed." It appeared that we had not yet developed a strategy for an urban counterinsurgency.

  • Breaking Tactical Fixation: The Division's Role

    Dec 29, 2009

    Campaigning over the last half decade has left an indelible mark on Army professional discourse and doctrine. When it comes to counterinsurgency operations, we are s small-unit Army. Tough fighting and persistent nonlethal operations both in the streets of Baghdad and on other fronts for the last five years has proven just how critically important it is for tactical leaders and Soldiers to reside directly with their host nation forces, among the very population that they protect. In contact with opposing forces, the Army has transformed.

  • Fort Rucker, Ala.

    Dec 29, 2009

  • Basketball game brings KFOR, Kosovo players together

    Dec 29, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Basketball players from the United States KFOR Soldiers and Kosovo came together Sunday evening for a game here. The visitors from the Ferizaj/Urosevac Kastrioti basketball club defeated the home Camp Bondsteel All-Stars 63-51, but the result of the game took a back seat to bolstering the long term friendship between the KFOR Soldiers and Kosovo.

  • Honor Soldiers throughout year with Heroes' Tree

    Dec 29, 2009

    "Reflect. Remember. Rejoice," is the slogan of the Our Heroes' Tree program, an initiative honoring the service of all military members. Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program hopes to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their families.

  • Senegal media delegation visits Africa Command

    Dec 29, 2009

    A delegation of Senegalese media representatives visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters as part of an orientation program to explain the command's mission, December 14-18, 2009, culminating in an on-the-record interview with AFRICOM commander General William Ward.

  • West African nations collaborate in pandemic flu planning workshop

    Dec 29, 2009

    During a recent pandemic influenza (flu) planning workshop, representatives from 16 West African nations joined with personnel from the United Nations (UN), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organization (WHO), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss pandemic contingency disaster response planning, December 7-11, 2009 in Accra, Ghana.

  • Army.mil Year in Photos

    Dec 29, 2009

    This year-end special features the best of Army.mil's photos, drawn from a variety of official sources. These photos capture the essence of America's Army - the Soldiers and their families.

  • Garrett discusses humanitarian and disaster relief exercise in Africa

    Dec 29, 2009

    The largest U.S. Defense Department-sponsored exercise in Africa this year yielded many important lessons, the commander of U.S. Army Africa said yesterday.

  • FMWR launches 'Stuck With Stupid" designated driver campaign

    Dec 29, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is advocating for units and groups to take advantage of the designated driver promotion that DFMWR just rolled out for the holiday season. It is called I'm Stuck with Stupid. The promotion is available at FMWR Baumholder clubs encouraging responsible adults to take charge of their friends, colleagues and Soldiers.

  • DoD looks at long-term effects of burn pits

    Dec 29, 2009

    The Defense Department has launched a study on the possible long-term effects of the smoke emitted from burn pits used in overseas locations such as Iraq.

  • Dutch police limit response to minor traffic accidents; U.S. personnel must call Schinnen military p

    Dec 29, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Starting Jan. 1, Dutch law enforcement began observing a long-standing policy of "citizen autonomy" in responding to minor traffic accidents, meaning citizens are expected to handle the accident without police involvement, unless the parties in the accident disagree or if there is more than minor damage.

  • Iraqi Air Force College presents bright future

    Dec 29, 2009

    The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) College recently returned to Tikrit during a multi-event ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Dec. 16. The IqAF College's return, highlighted by the arrival of the school's signature training aircraft, the T-6 advanced trainer, signals the return of the Iraqi Air Force to its original home at COB Speicher.

  • ARNG Readiness Centers Conserving Energy

    Dec 28, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army National Guard (ARNG) recognizes that many national and community treasures are represented by approximately 3,000 U.S. readiness centers (armories). From energy initiatives to architectural innovations to community outreach, National Guard readiness centers are unique and ubiquitous. Readiness centers constitute perhaps the most tangible and visible homeland symbol of the citizen-soldier serving community and nation.

  • 'Spartans' pass through the 'Gates of Fire'

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 'Spartans' 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, recently passed through the "Gates of Fire", a live-fire training event at Hovey's Apache Range.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of support from its enlisted assistants

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Major Alvin Chaplin likes to compare a chaplain assistant to an entire infantry company rolled into one Soldier. "In order to get the job done, he or she has to be able to do it all -- company clerk, supply person, motor sergeant and combatant. The chaplain assistant has to set the conditions for the chaplain to succeed and the commander to execute the unit's religious programs," said Chaplin, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior chaplain assistant. Chaplin made his observation on the occasion of the Army's celebrating the centennial of the Army chaplain assistants Dec. 28. For a hundred years, holders of what is now the 56M MOS (military occupation specialty) have assisted chaplains in ensuring the free exercise of religion for millions of Soldiers.

  • Aziz: Anbar Operations Command effective because of strong Iraqi-U.S. partnership

    Dec 28, 2009

    Of 62 suspected Al Qaeda, insurgents, kidnappers, murderers, and bomb builders targeted by the Ramadi-based Anbar Operations Command, 20 were captured by Anbar Iraqi security forces during autumn 2009.

  • Guardsman shines at U.S. biathlon team trials

    Dec 28, 2009

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathletes 1st Lt. Jennifer Wygant and Sgt. Jesse Downs of the Vermont National Guard had impressive performances at the U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials on Dec. 12-13 at Mount Itasca, Minn.

  • Iraqi soldiers study traffic control for elections

    Dec 28, 2009

    Some 25 Iraq soldiers learned to set up and operate traffic control points in preparation for the upcoming Iraqi national elections.

  • Advanced IED defeat course, battle drills help save lives

    Dec 28, 2009

    All Soldiers are trained on various convoy operations before they deploy, even if they never step into an armored vehicle during their deployment.

  • Soldiers find way to have a merry military Christmas

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion who couldn't go home this holiday season found ways to stay in touch with their families and celebrate with their new Army Family Dec. 25, here.

  • Soldiers present tractors, combines to Iraqi farmers

    Dec 28, 2009

    Rain, seeds and tractors are important factors in a farmer's life. Without all of those, growing and cultivating crops would be out of the question.

  • Fort Sill, Sooner state buried by holiday blizzard

    Dec 28, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The day started cold and dry, but fierce north winds blew in a blizzard that dropped a record 14 inches of snow at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport. Roads quickly iced over and white-out conditions made travelling anywhere in the state a risk.

  • KFOR 12, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade-Chaplain's Corner

    Dec 28, 2009

    Now that we are fi nally here at Camp Bondsteel, Soldiers are settling in to their new living areas. As I visit with our Soldiers and see the areas where they are living, I have discovered that they are trying to make it as much like home as possible. Soldiers have pictures on their desks and walls of family and friends back home. I have seen many laptops that have desktop pictures of family, favorite pets, and friends back home as well. Given enough time and resources (care packages, PX runs, etc.), Soldiers can make a room resemble what they have back home.

  • Yongsan leadership re-signs Covenant

    Dec 28, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Team resigned the Army Family Covenant with community leaders Dec. 18 at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria.

  • KFOR 12, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade -- View from the Top

    Dec 28, 2009

    Happy holidays, families and friends of Multi-National Task Force - East Soldiers. During this holiday season, we want to express our gratitude and thank each of you for your dedication and support to each deployed Soldier here in Kosovo and want to wish you the best in this season of joy and in the New Year.

  • KFOR Commander visits troops

    Dec 28, 2009

    The visit gave Bentler an opportunity to see the Joint Operations Center (JOC), the SAVT, a demonstration of the working dogs and visit with the Soldiers of Multi-National Task Force-

  • Giving a helping hand in Iraq

    Dec 28, 2009

    The child looked to be about 11 years old, standing confidently with his friends despite an arm cast loosely supported by a piece of rope draped around his neck.

  • A living Monument for Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

    Dec 28, 2009

    The winding path of trees surrounding Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field is a living monuments to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The parallel path of more than 300 eastern redbud trees forms what Fort Stewart residents call Warrior's Walk. Each tree represents a 3rd Infantry Soldier that lost their life serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Started in 2003, the grove of trees is the result of private donations, according to Jennifer Jones, director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Stewart Directorate of Contracting.

  • Washington Capitals honor Soldiers

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the Military District of Washington were treated to an early Christmas present Dec. 23. The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League, gave free tickets to servicemembers as part of their Military Appreciation Night.

  • Medical NCO offers her expertise in Liberia

    Dec 28, 2009

    When villagers near Camp Sandi Ware told medics that a six-year-old boy was severely burned by pot of boiling water, Sgt. 1st Dedraf Blash joined Armed Forces of Liberia medics to assist.

  • German landlords reclaim U.S. facilities in Dexheim

    Dec 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Once a U.S. military installation in Europe makes the base closure list, return of the property to the host nation is usually not far behind.

  • Logistics planners converge on Kuwait to coordinate next phase of Iraq drawdown

    Dec 28, 2009

    Military logistics planners from around the world converged in Kuwait earlier this month to go over the next phase of the responsible drawdown plan to move people and equipment out of Iraq.

  • Guard infantry NCO acts as mentor

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Olin Wilkinson, of Greenville, N.C., is probably not the kind of person one might think of as a typical high school English teacher.

  • Soldier rewrites standard in satellite reliability

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Jeffrey Yauch, from Plover, Wis., adheres to the old Army conviction: leave it better than you found it. During a one-year deployment, the 1st Cavalry Division soldier wrote detailed technical standard operation procedures for tactical satellite hubs employing the military's latest communications technology.

  • Iraq to Everest: Medic aims for earth's highest peak

    Dec 28, 2009

    There comes a certain time in the twilight of every soldier's deployment when it becomes time to begin dreaming about post-deployment plans.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Dec 28, 2009

  • Army lodge program passes milestone with Ansbach lodge groundbreaking

    Dec 28, 2009

    URLAS, Germany - Construction broke ground on an $8.8 million, 26-room Army lodge at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's post in Urlas recently, marking the midway point in the largest Army lodging initiative in Europe, ever.

  • Guard members respond nationwide to callouts during holiday

    Nov 2, 2011

    More than 100 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded over the holiday and through the weekend to support callouts by governors in four Midwest states hit by a string of severe winter weather.

  • Virtual Installation

    Dec 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Virtual Installation (VI) assists military family members who are holding down the home front, far from the nearest military installation, when their loved ones deploy. VI may take the form of a brick and mortar storefront, space in a Veteran's Affairs facility or even an internet site.

  • U.S. and Iraqi Dentist Share Knowledge

    Dec 27, 2009

    Col. Craig Torres, 502nd Dental Company, lectures 25 U.S. Army and Air Force Dentist and 25 Iraqi Dentist during a one-day joint dental conference held at the Joint Visitor's Bureau, Camp Victory, Dec. 5. Task Force 1st Medical Brigade hosted the conference, covering a variety of topics to include endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

  • Partnership of a different kind; Iraqi Air Force trains with airport firefighters

    Dec 27, 2009

    Men clad in silver bunker gear mingled with others garbed in dark grey suits adjusting facemask and oxygen tanks. The shrill of a fire alarm sounded as nine firefighters formed into three lines of alternate gray and silver outside the doorway of a smoke-filled building. Baghdad International Airport Fire Chief Raad Mohammed Seeid gave last minute directions to the team of BIAP civilian firefighters and Iraqi Air Force firefighters as they rushed in low beneath thick black clouds.

  • AFP, JSOTF-P hold holiday fun party in Jolo, Philippines

    Dec 26, 2009

    Six photos from a holiday fun day in Jolo, Philippines.

  • JSOTF-P brightens spirits at Social Development Center

    Dec 26, 2009

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Twenty members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines spent a special holiday evening visiting children at the Social Development Center in Zamboanga City Dec. 23.

  • TF Hammerhead MEDEVAC Soldiers fly to save lives

    Dec 26, 2009

    In United States Division-North, medical evacuation Soldiers of Company C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Hammerhead, deploy Forward Support Medical Teams (FSMTs) to ensure that injured Soldiers receive treatment and evacuation to a higher level of medical care within that critical time period.

  • Proud California Guardsmen watch their English Club students graduate in Kosovo

    Dec 26, 2009

    POZHERAN, Kosovo -- Members of the 1-144th Maneuver Task Force of the California National Guard have been doing more than keeping the peace on their current NATO mission in Kosovo. They've been doing a little teaching on the side, and recently, they celebrated the graduation of their English Club at a primary school here.

  • Behind the Scenes - A Day Behind the Help Desk

    Dec 26, 2009

    Since KFOR 12's arrival at Camp Bondsteel, the G6 has been busy. Shared network access and linking to those folders, and non-secured internet protocol router (NIPR) and secured internet protocol router (SIPR) account access are some of the most common customer problems.

  • Airborne Christmas

    Dec 26, 2009

    Photos of U.S. Paratroopers speding their Christmas in Afghanistan

  • JBB holds sexual assault self-defense class

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than a dozen Soldiers, Airmen and civilians spent Christmas Eve at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, learning sexual assault defense techniques.

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