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  • Yama Sakura opens in spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship.

  • IMCOM wins Army Lean Six Sigma award

    Dec 7, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Installation Management Command was recognized Nov. 24 at the Pentagon for continued successful Lean Six Sigma implementation.

  • First Official Pearl Harbor Day Event at World War II Memorial

    Dec 7, 2009

    The National Park Service and Friends of the National World War II Memorial, Inc. sponsored a commemoration event today at the World War II Memorial in Washington. The event was held to ensure that the service and sacrifices of the brave men and women who fought in World War II would be remembered today, Dec. 7, the 68th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • MEDCOM Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year

    Dec 7, 2009

    Master Sgt. Matthew Crown was named the Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year for U.S. Army Medical Command on Dec. 4, during the command's Human Capital Distribution Plan conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Management Staff College Basic Course kicks off

    Dec 7, 2009

  • NDIA recognizes Picatinny installation members for defense contributions

    Dec 7, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Seven Picatinny employees and installation members were recently honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association at the organization's 29th Annual Firepower Awards Program luncheon at the Skylands in Randolph, N.J., Nov. 12.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • First Official Pearl Harbor Day Event at World War II Memorial

    Dec 7, 2009

    The National Park Service and Friends of the National World War II Memorial, Inc. sponsored a commemoration event at the World War II Memorial in Washington. The event was held to ensure that the service and sacrifices of the brave men and women who fought in World War II would be remembered Dec. 7, the 68th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary receives gold star

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary School is awarded a Gold Star as part of Operation Caring Classroom.

  • In Remembrance

    Dec 7, 2009

    Photos of U.S. Flag at FORSCOM Headquarters on the 68th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack.

  • 405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern

    Dec 7, 2009

    Cold weather and overcast skies didn't keep the crowd away as the 405th Army Field Support Brigade unfurled its colors on Daenner Kaserne and officially began operations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

  • N.D. Citizen-Soldiers share their knowledge

    Dec 7, 2009

    HANI I ELEZIT/DJENERAL JANKOVICH, Kosovo - Steep mountain roads have been the only way to reach some of the outlying villages of Hani I Elezit/Djeneral Jankovich. During inclement weather even a four-wheel drive vehicle can have difficulty reaching some of these areas. The roads can make it difficult in times of crisis, such as a fire, for rescue workers to access homes. Making matters worse, the municipality's fire truck was in need of a little attention.

  • Commanding General

    Dec 7, 2009

    "I am so excited to join the team at RDECOM today."

  • N.D. Soldier shaping young minds in Kosovo

    Dec 7, 2009

    Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo - Children learn a lot from their peers and families, but teachers can make a difference on impressionable young minds. They play a unique role in any society by teaching future leaders to learn about themselves and other cultures. Spc. Abby A. Tews, of Jamestown, N.D., a Soldier with Multi-National Task Force-East(MNTF-E), 231 Maneuver Task Force(MTF), is new to the teaching world, and has an opportunity, through a Kosovo adopt-a-school program, to exercise her skills.

  • Dec. 7: Japan-U.S. Military Exercise opens in the spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 7, 2009) - On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Armed Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship. The JGSDF Northern Army hosted the ceremony and the exercise. Assembled for the United States were representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Army Reserve and National Guard units from over a dozen states.

  • Fort Jackson "Wildcat" helps remember Hopi Indian code talkers during ceremony

    Dec 7, 2009

    KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - As Veteran's Day celebrations honored American men and women fighting the war on terror and past conflicts, a small dedication ceremony remembered eight nearly forgotten heroes of World War II. A bronze plaque commemorating Hopi Indian code talkers was dedicated during the Nov. 11 celebration at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center here.

  • Girl Scouts help Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cole Service Unit Girl Scouts served Soldiers living in Benner Barracks a Thanksgiving Day dinner. The 71 Girl Scouts either prepared part of the meal or helped serve during the meal held in the barracks day room. The Cole Service Unit includes six Girl Scout Troops ranging from kindergarten Daisies to middle school Cadets.

  • Mission Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade stood in formation in the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center waiting to be released to San Antonio area Families for Thanksgiving Day activities. Another 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade boarded buses taking them to the Valero Corporation hanger for Thanksgiving Dinner, football games and parades on multiple television screens, plus lots of thank-you greetings from Valero volunteers.

  • Shoplifting may result in loss of AAFES privileges

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has stepped up surveillance and is taking every precaution to prevent shoplifting. According to U.S. Army Grafenwoehr Civilian Misconduct Action Authority statistics in 2009, larceny is second only to assault as the most frequent civilian misconduct charge in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities.

  • Community celebrates the season, Germans, Americans share holiday traditions

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The colors of August have fallen to the ground, decorations abound at every store, "wintery" weather fills the air and the humming of Christmas tunes can be heard on every corner. Despite the cold, drizzling rain, this holiday spirit held strong for nearly 600 revelers who attended U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's annual tree lighting ceremony in the Main Post PX parking lot, Dec. 1. The following day, more than 500 community members attended the Rose Barracks tree lighting ceremony.

  • Big Thanks for a Job Well Done

    Dec 7, 2009

    Tina Johnston, procurement analyst, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii has been recognized by the Army Staff for her valued assistance with contractor and government reporting requirements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 413th received more than 40 tasking/clarifications on how the Army reports dollars spent for projects awarded utilizing funds under the ARRA program. The Army in Hawaii and Alaska currently has 92 FY-09 projects with a value of $63 million. These projects directly support Army installation and family needs.

  • Transportation officials confident in Afghan deployment

    Dec 7, 2009

    U.S. Transportation Command officials are confident they can accomplish the mission of delivering 30,000 U.S. troops and their equipment to Afghanistan when they are needed.

  • Corps of Engineers builds radar stations on Georgia's Black Sea Coast

    Dec 7, 2009

    Georgia, with 200 miles of coastline and borders with Russia and the Middle East, has long been a main thoroughfare for illegal trafficking. This is the latest of 18 Corps-managed projects, including several border-crossing stations, funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Soldiers convoy supplies, support FOB expansions

    Dec 7, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - During 2009, troops from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan build-up by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases. Although planning to redeploy by January, they show no signs of stopping. An element of Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, the 286th CSSB runs regular convoys to FOB Leatherneck, Helmand province, in support of the U.S. Marines and westward expansion. With President ObamaAca,!a,,cs recent decision to send 30,000 more troops here, the 286th CSSBAca,!a,,cs current FOB Leatherneck missions, having started weeks ago, are timely.

  • South Korean college students learn about ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Dec 6, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - South Korean college students were invited to Yongsan Garrison Dec. 3 to learn about the importance of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance and the efforts that U.S. service members and Republic of Korea Army Support Group Soldiers contribute to local communities around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 6, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Soldiers convoy building materials, support FOB expansion

    Dec 6, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - During 2009, troops from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan build-up by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases. Although planning to redeploy by January, they show no signs of stopping. An element of Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, the 286th CSSB runs regular convoys to FOB Leatherneck, Helmand province, in support of the U.S. Marines and westward expansion. With President Obama's recent decision to send 30,000 more troops here, the 286th CSSB's current FOB Leatherneck missions, having started weeks ago, are timely.

  • Kid Rock, Carlos Mencia entertain troops in Iraq

    Dec 6, 2009

    What better way to spend a Friday in Baghdad than to cut out of work a little early and catch a rock concert' More than a 1,000 Servicemembers couldn't think of one as they packed an open field on a chilly Baghdad day Dec. 4, to watch the 2009 Tour for the Troops at Sather Air Base. Pop newcomer Jessie James, comedian Carlos Mencia and rebel rocker Kid Rock took part in the event sponsored by the Air Force Reserve.

  • Yama Sakura 57 participants experience Japanese culture

    Dec 6, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan - Tea ceremonies, paper folding and sword demonstrations aren't usually the first things to come to mind when you think of a command post exercise with one of the U.S. strongest military allies. Yet, the more than 1,500 troops participating in Yama Sakura 57 had the opportunity to visit Japanese children with special needs and practice the art of calligraphy and origami before the start of this year's exercise.

  • My.Army.Mil

    Dec 5, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> My.Army.Mil is the U.S. Army's user-customized Web site. This is the first of its kind across all military branches in the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army launched this Web site on December 4, 2009, in an effort to create a more personalized browsing experience and to connect the Army community.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Dec 5, 2009

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Beckett said a final farewell to his former commander and lifelong friend, retired Col. Lewis Millett, along with more than 300 other veterans, family members, servicemen and women and friends at the Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday.

  • Big Red One officer receives first star

    Dec 5, 2009

    Former Big Red One brigade commander frocked with first star in the same division.

  • 1st Infantry Division cases colors ahead of Iraq deployment

    Dec 5, 2009

    About 900 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division headquarters prepare to travel to southern Iraq for a 12-month deployment -- the Big Red One headquarters' first deployment since being sent overseas to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

  • The New York National Guard Honors President Martin Van Buren on His 227th Birthday

    Dec 5, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Brig Gen. Patrick Murphy, Director of Joint Staff for the New York National Guard and New York State Chaplain Eric Olsen, lay a wreath at the gravesite of President Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook New York to commemorate his s227th Birthday on Dec. 5, 1782, accompanied by community members and a military honor guard. Military officers across the country traditionally mark presidential birthdays in this manner

  • Suicide intervention training aids JBB chaplains, assistants

    Dec 5, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers practiced conversing with suicidal Warfighters in mock scenarios during suicide intervention training Dec. 1 through Dec. 4 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Aussey unit hosts BBQ for troops

    Dec 5, 2009

    The Australian Force Unit 2, which consists of army, navy and air force, has worked closely with Third Army over the past five years; assisting with and completing their own wide range of logistical support, theater inductions, equipment, weapons training, medical training to military in theater and their monthly BBQ.

  • Aaron Tippin visits Camp Arifjan

    Dec 5, 2009

    Third Army Soldiers from around Kuwait gathered for morale- boosting music in Zone 6 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 30, as country music star Aaron Tippin completed his 6-dayThanksgiving tour through Kuwait and Iraq.

  • Tree lighting ceremony at Camp Arifjan

    Dec 5, 2009

    Santa Clause made a special appearance in the Kuwaiti desert to help reel in the holidays for servicemembers, their families and DOD civilians attached to Third Army at a tree lighting ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 3.

  • 180th Truck Rodeo

    Dec 5, 2009

    The 180th Truck Battalion hosted a Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) rodeo and competition in Zone 6 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 3.

  • Operation Salami Drop!

    Dec 5, 2009

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  • Deployed troops develop camaraderie, hold dining-in

    Dec 5, 2009

    Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan held a dining-in, a traditional dinner to foster camaraderie, Nov. 21. During the dining-in, numerous military traditions were observed including Mr. and Mrs. Vice President of the Mess, and a grog-bowl containing a mixture of different foods and drinks from which attendees being "punished" for various infractions must drink.

  • AFP and JSOTF-P Unveil Shrine and Conduct MEDCAP

    Dec 5, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Hundreds of residents of Barangay (community) Danag now have a restored shrine and access to free medical care due to the collaborative efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 (MBLT-5), Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and local residents who partnered for both projects in the region Nov. 28.

  • JSOTF-P Civil Affairs Company Earn AFP Medals

    Dec 5, 2009

    Armed Forces of the Philippines pins medals on 16 Civil Affairs Soldiers

  • Experts allay employee pay angst

    Dec 4, 2009

    Speculation over the conversion from cost-of-living allowances (COLA) to locality pay for federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories was quieted a bit as a result of town hall style forums held at Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • Senior Soldiers Serve Thanksgiving Feast To Troops

    Dec 4, 2009

    Where are you from'" Maj. Gen. Jim Myles asked each of the young Soldiers as he filled their plates with ham. Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, was among the servers Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at the Dining Facility during the annual Thanksgiving feast for the troops. The others included Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. It's a tradition throughout the Army that the senior Soldiers serve the Thanksgiving meal to the troops.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Servicemembers, USACE civilians volunteer to help Afghan refugees

    Dec 4, 2009

    U.S. servicemember and civilian volunteers distribute blankets, toys and school supplies donated through the Volunteer Community Relations program to Afghan refugees near Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Last U.S. WWI vet fights for national memorial

    Dec 4, 2009

    A push is underway to designate a national memorial to those who fought in World War I -- among those asking for such a memorial is the last remaining American veteran from that war.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Dec 4, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient Leonard B. Keller was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, 32 years after he and another Soldier performed the brave acts that merited the Unites States' highest military decoration. Keller passed away Oct. 18 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Milton, Fla.

  • Battle of Bulge 65th anniversary remembered at tree-lighting

    Dec 4, 2009

    Yesterday evening the Army chief of staff stepped back in history to Christmas Eve in Belgium 65 years ago by reading one of the most inspirational letters written by a commander to his troops.

  • Podcast: RDECOM welcomes new leader

    Dec 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army's premier science and technology unit welcomed a new leader Dec. 4. The new commanding general hopes to set the tone for the future of the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Retiree council buries WWII veteran at ANC

    Dec 4, 2009

    On Nov. 30, a dreary, rainy day, a 90-year-old former Army captain, a veteran of World War II and Korea who carried two Bronze Stars for valor, a Purple Heart and campaign ribbons with battle stars from his service in the Pacific Theater and in Korea, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Ready For Exercise With Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 4, 2009

    The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is conducting a command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Northern Army's Second Division. The Soldiers arrived in Japan this week and the exercise will begin on Dec. 8.

  • Cancer-stricken boy becomes honorary Ranger

    Dec 4, 2009

    CAMP FRANK B. MERRILL, Ga. - His pale face and the scar on the back of his head are indications that Kenny Stewart is seriously ill. A year ago, the 8-year-old was diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors. One was surgically removed, but two others remain.

  • Fort Bragg names 2009 Family of the Year

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg announced its 2009 Family of the Year during a ceremony held at Fort Bragg's Main Post Chapel, Thursday.

  • SPOTLIGHT: Sgt. 1st Class Twillie L. Curry III, 678th CCT, 410th CSB, Expeditionary Contracting Co

    Dec 4, 2009

  • World War II Told In Words of Veterans

    Dec 4, 2009

    The best way to understand World War II is through the words of a veteran who actually lived the fight, experienced the battlefield and saw the ugly carnage left behind by a blood-thirsty and threatening enemy. That's the premise of a new book - "Through Eyes of Courage" - recently published by well-known military activist, author and radio personality David Carney and his wife, historian and author Judy Carney. Through the stories of 26 World War II veterans, their book shares a variety of experiences from that war. Every story honors all veterans and the sacrifices they made. And to further honor the veterans, the Carneys are donating all profits from the book to the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight, a program that flies WW II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to see their memorial.

  • DESC conducts fuel delivery exercise at Fort Polk

    Dec 4, 2009

    When a disaster occurs, one of the first items needed to ensure a rapid recovery is fuel. Whether it's law enforcement, rescuers or other emergency officials, without fuel to reach those who are in danger, the effect of a disaster is magnified. To test a local contractor's ability to transport fuel in the event of a presidential-declared emergency, representatives from the U.S. Army's Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., paid a visit to Fort Polk Dec. 1.

  • 1st Bn, 353rd Inf Reg conducts assessment in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2009

    During a theater assessment reconnaissance to Iraq from Nov. 3-13, members of Fort Polk's 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade visited camps and forward operating bases in Kuwait and Baghdad. The contingent focused on three areas: To coordinate and synchronize combat advisor training efforts, increase in-theater relevancy and currency and validate course curriculum.

  • The End Of The 'McCorkle Era'

    Dec 4, 2009

    Thanks to Dr. Bill McCorkle, Redstone Arsenal's Thanksgiving week began with a visit from a prestigious group of local, state and national dignitaries, including the mayors of Huntsville and Madison, several retired and active Army generals, Rep. Parker Griffith and Sen. Richard Shelby. They gathered with employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 to congratulate McCorkle on 52 years of civilian service in leading the development of missile, aviation and simulation technology at Redstone. And they sent him into retirement with a rousing rendition of the Army Song. Thanking those in attendance for "all this attention," McCorkle, 81, spent his moments at the podium not glorifying himself, but attempting to throw the attention back on the employees who are committed to AMRDEC's role in supporting the war fighter. "There are a lot of people here who continue to contribute tremendously to what we've done together," he said. "I want to thank you for the opportunity I've had to participate in the many changes that have occurred, particularly since 1980." In November of that year, McCorkle was selected for the dual role as the technical director of the then Missile Command (now Aviation and Missile Command) and the director of the then Army Missile Laboratory (now the 3,100-employee AMRDEC). Since coming to work for the Army at Redstone Arsenal in 1957, McCorkle has had significant involvement in nearly every Army rocket and missile development program, and has established himself and AMRDEC as an international leader in aviation and missile technology.

  • Fort Polk DES trains for quick reaction

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - The shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, which left 13 Soldiers and civilians dead and dozens wounded, probably raised questions for many Soldiers and Families across the Army.

  • Force protection regulations set standards for contractor employees

    Dec 4, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Contract employees serve many roles on Army installations. You name it, they do it.

  • Losing a Battle Does Not Mean Losing the War

    Dec 4, 2009

    "It is well this [war] is so terrible -- we should grow too fond of it." Robert E. Lee

  • A forum for all - own hall meetings chance for Soldiers, Family members to discuss installation issu

    Dec 4, 2009

    Fort Bragg has many checks and balances in place. The town hall meeting held Monday is one that addresses issues relevant to the installation, Soldiers and their Families. According to Col. Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, more than 30 issues were submitted for discussion within the past two to three months.

  • Miss Claudia puts Solders, families through tough times

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"They're like who are you going to see' Miss Claudia! She's going to kill you, she's going to hurt you," said Mejia, Goldner manager. "I'm not here to kill anybody, and I'm not going to hurt anybody. I'm here to help people reach their goals." How she helps them may seem like torture but afterward she said they are always grateful.

  • Fort Bragg to build new schools

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The fall of 2011 is going to bring good things for Fort Bragg schools. The Linden Oaks housing area will have its own elementary and middle school, and students attending Irwin Intermediate School on Fort Bragg will go to classes in a new building. The new schools will help meet the anticipated growth in the student population and meet the needs of Fort Bragg Families.

  • Riggers: "Making the 'Airborne' airborne"

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Muslims observe festival, pilgrimage

    Dec 4, 2009

    This month, 1.3 billion Muslims from around the world - over 7 million of them in the U.S., including 10,000 armed servicemembers - will begin observing activities associated with the annual religious pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Hajj is the fifth of the five main "pillars" of the Islamic faith (the other "pillars" include the declaration of faith, five daily prayers, charity and fasting during the month of Ramadan). Hajj activities take place during six days, from the eighth to the 13th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.

  • Fort Bragg projects make season brighter for military Families

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Many Soldiers spend much of their lives giving of their time to others. Now is the time of year when efforts are being made to give something back to Soldiers and their Families. The Holiday Hearts Program, Operation Homefront Toy Shop and Chaplain Soldier and Family Fund are three projects that will make this Christmas warmer for military Families.

  • New training method produces better marksmen

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Sgt. Barry Crossman was in the zone, knocking down knee-high targets 250 and 300 meters away and bouncing shots of the torso-sized Iron Maiden target 300 meters distant.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 4, 2009

    The 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade finished a two-month, intensive training cycle with platoon-level situational training exercises which ran from Nov. 9 through 13 at Fort Bragg's Freedom City training range.

  • Fort Bragg NCO tries out for Army bowling team

    Dec 4, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers get to combine the Army with bowling. Sgt. Brian Noel si competing for a spot on the All-Army Bowling Team, made up of only eight Soldiers; four male and four female. Two years ago, Noel took one of those four coveted spots. He represented the Army in the Armed Forces Bowling Competition in Hawaii. Three things take up most of Noel's time: his Family, the Army and bowling. On Saturdays, Noel is able to combine two of those three when he bowls with his wife, Amanda, and four sons.

  • Soldier makes music because of band OJT program

    Dec 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Richmond, a graduate of the Army Band's On The Job Training Program is a skilled professional. His principal tools are his Euphonium, a mellow toned, higher pitched member of the tuba family, and his M-16. He performs at professional football games, as well as other exciting venues, and is the band's human resources administrator. In addition to his responsibilities with the band, he maintains his proficiency as a Soldier.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier embraces spirit of giving

    Dec 4, 2009

    Sgt. Shauntel Stewart has served in the military since joining the Army Reserves in 2002 and three years later, she went on active duty. Over the years, Stewart said the community has always given to Soldiers, and she wants to return the favor. As a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representative for the 7th Transportation Battalion, Stewart championed a food drive for shelters in the area.

  • Military spouses eligible for hiring preference

    Dec 4, 2009

    Did you know military spouses are allowed to skip "competitive process" for Federal employment' The process began Sept. 11, 2009 and is allowing some military spouses to apply for federal jobs without going through the normal "competitive process."

  • Americas

    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

  • SECARMY visits Fort Carson

    Dec 4, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Carson to talk with Soldiers and leaders.

  • Europe

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Africa

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Fort Gordon library speeds up checkout

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - Checking out a book from the Woodworth Consolidated Library has become faster and simpler after fine-tuning the self-checkout system to work with the millennium cataloging system which debuted in September. Woodworth is the first Army-wide library to operate the system without error.

  • Asia and Pacific

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Inside the Army

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Woman with local roots wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, Lisa Pratt, returned to some very familiar territory. Sunday she belted Miley Cirus' hit song "The Climb" at Lawton's First Assembly Church to a congregation that has heard her talents since she was 12 years old.

  • Human Interest

    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

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    Dec 4, 2009

  • RDECOM welcomes new leader

    Dec 4, 2009

    General Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general passes the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command colors to Maj. Gen. Nickolas G. Justice in a Dec. 4 change of command ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Stepping toward honor

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Carson Soldiers share Thanksgiving with community

    Dec 4, 2009

    For the last 20 years, Soldiers from Fort Carson have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving meals in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

  • Fort Carson celebrates 10 years of privatized housing

    Dec 4, 2009

    On Nov. 17, Fort Carson celebrated 10 years of privatized housing, the first privatized housing project in the U.S. Army.

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