Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Masonic Family celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with service members

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On the third day of Christmas, the Masonic Family gave to the military ... three Nintendo Wiis, two calling cards, and a laptop. In the 12 days leading up to and culminating with Christmas, the Prince Hall Affiliated Masonic Family raffles off presents to service members who attended the Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation centers Dec. 14 through Dec. 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • KFOR chaplains ready to lend helping hand

    Dec 26, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - It wasn't long ago that 1st Lt. Anthony Williams was a cannon crewmember, a staff sergeant, at the time, in the U.S. Army Reserves. It was at that point in his Army career that he received a Higher calling to serve his country and his fellow Soldiers in a different way. Today, you can call him Chaplain (1st Lt.) Anthony Williams, deputy chaplain for Multi-National Task Force - East here in Kosovo.

  • 55 Reservists replace roughly 100 outgoing Soldiers

    Dec 26, 2009

  • Service members sing together Christmas Eve

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members spent their Christmas Eve reading scripture, singing songs and listening to the band play at Morale, Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Musicians, comedian, cheerleaders perform at Balad

    Dec 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour 2009, brought country music artists Mark Wills and Keni Thomas and four Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders to Sustainer Theater Dec. 19 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Provider commanding general checks progress on fuel farms

    Dec 26, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - The commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, visited Camp Cedar II, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, Dec. 21 to see the progress being made toward moving the fuel farm from Cedar II to COL Adder.

  • NewYork National Guard Soldiers Keep Watch on Christmas Eve

    Dec 25, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers (from left) Sgt. Edgar Rosales, Sgt. Benedict Taylor, and Sgt. Michael Decaprio monitor traffic at a New York City subway station on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The three Soldiers, all from New York City, are part of the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which provides a full-time security presence in New York City.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Al Faw Palace

    Dec 24, 2009

  • It's the most busy time of the year - for an Army APO

    Dec 24, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, KOSOVO -- The air is cold and crisp; noses are red. The buzz of the conveyor belt muffles the sound of workers talking, as bodies scurry around trying to find homes for each package. The image is quite similar to that of Santa's elves the night of Christmas Eve, but its members of the 847th Human Resources Co., Postal Detachment, out of Fort Snelling, Minn., doing their normal duties of the day. It is a Monday morning, the week of Christmas, and it shows for this unit, part of KFOR 12 (Kosovo Forces), Multi-National Task Force-East.

  • New MRI suite opens at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The new magnetic resonance imaging suite on the first floor of Brooke Army Medical Center is the first project completed there as part of Base Realignment and Closure recommendations.

  • Motorcyclists bring Christmas to wounded warriors, Families

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Santa and sixty of his elves from around the state of Texas arrived on motorcycles, in a combined effort between the Adopt a Hero for Christmas organization and the American Legion, to visit the Warrior and Family Support Center, Dec. 19 and donate all sorts of goodies and gifts to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Year of the NCO: Soldiers earn right of passage into NCO Corps

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a fitting end to the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, five Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers were inducted into the NCO Corps Dec. 16 at the Army Medical Department Museum.

  • NewYork Army National Guard Soldiers March to Remember Deployed Brothers and Sisters

    Dec 24, 2009

    Led by New York Army National Guard Soldiers Pfc. Matthew Jones (left) an Albany resident, and Pfc. Seth Wieland, who lives in South Glens Falls; almost 100 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and Civilian set out on a 3.8 mile hike that began and ended at the Queensbury Readiness Center on the morning of Christmas Eve.

  • 19th Special Forces Company C jumps into new leadership

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- While most people might spend a weekend mowing their lawns, the Green Berets of Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne); a reserve National Guard unit at Camp Bullis, had other plans.

  • The Few. The Proud. The Arsenal Marines.

    Dec 24, 2009

    In a continuing effort to educate the Watervliet Arsenal workforce about the world outside of their immediate workspace, I have traveled from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli in search of this month's story - figuratively speaking because the command group wouldn't fund my TDY. As most folks know, the Watervliet Arsenal is an Army installation and so, I was a little surprised to find in one of the Arsenal buildings, U.S. Marines, 11 of them to be exact.

  • Service members go face to face at X-Mas Bash Extravaganza

    Dec 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The stadium was filled with cheers, the sounds of men being pummeled and bodies hitting the mat, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq's X-mas Bash Extravaganza, hosted by 1st Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Dec. 19 here at JBB.

  • Santa makes a run for it at JBB

    Dec 24, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members, civilians and Santa braved the cold to participate in the Reindeer Run 10K Dec. 19 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Christmas music played on the speakers at Holt Stadium as runners arrived before the sun appeared, to warm up with a 10K while Santa ran and danced with them.

  • 'First in, Last out' battalion returns home from Iraq deployment

    Dec 23, 2009

    More than 340 Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade returned home to the screams and cheers of family and loved ones during a redeployment ceremony here Dec. 19. The battalion returned to Schofield Barracks from Tikrit, Iraq where they performed engineering and route clearance missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division and other units.

  • Home for holidays: 28th CAB returning from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2009

    Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, also known as Task Force Keystone, are beginning to return home following their successful deployment to Iraq.

  • Army astronaut arrives at space station

    Dec 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. "T.J." Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.

  • PBCDF surpasses 50% completion of final disposal campaign

    Dec 23, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF) successfully surpassed the 50 percent completion mark for processing the mustard agent-filled ton containers, the final disposal campaign of the Arsenal's chemical weapons stockpile, December 23, 2009.

  • ANNISTON DISPOSAL OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

    Dec 23, 2009

    Chemical munitions stockpile demilitarization operations at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) were temporarily suspended following an interruption in the robotic disassembly of a mortar tonight.

  • CERDEC civilian earns Presidential Rank Award

    Dec 23, 2009

  • "Third time's the charm" for Purple Heart recipient

    Dec 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Justin Taylor, a Lancaster, Pa., native and assistant platoon sergeant for the 733rd Transportation Company, 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), stationed in Reading, Pa., received a Purple Heart at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building here Dec. 17 for an injury sustained after a roadside bomb hit his convoy near Sinjar, Iraq, Aug. 30.

  • Maj. Gen. Nick Justice

    Dec 23, 2009

    "Together we will find ways to improve our support to Soldiers and our combat formations every day." Aca,!" Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commanding General, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Research, Development and Engineering Command

  • Horse helps with rehabilitation

    Dec 23, 2009

    Molly the pony, one of three known equine amputees in the world, enjoys a brief snack behind Fort Myer's Comny Hall Dec. 10. Molly came to visit with members of the therapeutic riding program that comes from Walter Reed Army Medical center every Thursday to work with the horses of The Old Guard's Caisson Platoon.

  • About CECOM LCMC

    Dec 23, 2009

  • After beating cancer, ARNORTH civilian runs to find cure for others

    Dec 23, 2009

    Carol Rein, a financial management analyst at U.S. Army North running half-marathons with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training to help combat cancer.

  • Army Under Secretary reads to children

    Dec 23, 2009

    Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal reads to children attending an AUSA-sponsored holiday party at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Mologne House. "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn was specially chosen from a reading program designed by the Military Child Education Coalition to spark healing conversations among families of the wounded.

  • Q-West quick reaction force stays sharp on patrol

    Dec 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Members of a Mississippi Army National Guard unit conducted a routine presence patrol around Contingency Operating Location Q-West Dec. 15, demonstrating their strategies for combating complacency.

  • ANAD hosts panel of LMP experts

    Dec 23, 2009

    Managers at Anniston Army Depot drew from the experience of six experts in enterprise resource planning, or ERP, on Dec. 14 when the depot's first LMP panel discussion was held.

  • Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, CECOM LCMC Commander

    Dec 23, 2009

  • AQF holds first depot meeting in Anniston

    Dec 23, 2009

    The Army Materiel Command Quality Federation met Dec. 8 and 9 at Anniston Army Depot. It was the first time the organization has chosen to hold their meeting at a depot.

  • Wounded warrior speaks to depot's workforce, community leaders

    Dec 23, 2009

    While serving in Iraq, his team came under attack in July 2005. An improvised explosive device exploded penetrated his vehicle, leaving a hole about the size of his fist. It left him without a nose, lips, most of his teeth, and the majority of his vision. But it didn't take his strength and faith.

  • Army secretary visits troops at Landstuhl

    Dec 23, 2009

    During his first trip downrange as Secretary of the Army, John McHugh was in familiar territory in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well during his subsequent visit to wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • IUID, AIT track parts for the depot

    Dec 23, 2009

    Two new systems, Automatic Identification Technology and Item Unique Identification, are keeping track of parts as they pass from shop to shop on the depot and maintaining information throughout the life cycle of the final products.

  • Holiday season holds special meaning for tomb guards at Arlington

    Dec 23, 2009

    For Tomb Guards at Arlington National Cemetery, their job continues through the Holiday to guard the Unknown Soldiers and to ensure they will forever rest with dignity and honor.

  • Army North members learn, share medical planning experience

    Dec 23, 2009

    Members of United States Army North were among the military and civilian attendees of the Homeland Security Medical Executive Course, which brought together medical professionals from local, state and federal agencies.

  • U.S. government, universities to improve health care education in Georgia

    Dec 23, 2009

    TBILISI, Georgia - Construction will start this summer on a $400,000 U.S. government-funded medical education center here that seeks to improve the quality of nursing and emergency medicine throughout the country.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff leads USO tour to Adder

    Dec 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied by several celebrities on a United Service Organizations tour, visited Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, Dec. 18, to meet with local dignitaries and discuss progress in southern Iraq

  • U.S. government, Emory U. to improve health care in Georgia

    Dec 23, 2009

    TBILISI, Georgia - Construction will start this summer on a $400,000 U.S. government-funded medical education center here that seeks to improve the quality of nursing and emergency medicine throughout the country.

  • Dec. 18, 2009 - Remarks by Secretary of the Army John McHugh at FOB Warhorse

    Dec 23, 2009

  • Ride 2 Recovery

    Dec 23, 2009

  • Air Cav undertakes chemical training

    Dec 23, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - For a brief moment it appeared heavy snow had taken a Christmas- like effect at one of the many desolate scrap yards, here.

  • Greywolf brigade uncases colors, resumes command at Fort Hood

    Dec 23, 2009

    Fort Hood, Texas - 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held an uncasing ceremony Dec. 15, in front of the brigade's headquarters to signify that the brigade has resumed its command on Fort Hood.

  • Fort Stewart family uses unique holiday tradition to help children with deployed parents

    Dec 23, 2009

    In this season of joy, hope and giving, Earl and Debe Austin are transformed into characters that are larger than life and equally as fun to portray.

  • General cites reasons for pregnancy provision in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2009

    An Army general in Iraq is going beyond the typical protocol to ensure every able-bodied soldier in his unit stays fit to fight, even if it means punishing troops for engaging in sexual activities while deployed.

  • Pentagon officials identify troops for Afghanistan

    Dec 23, 2009

    Defense Department officials identified 6,000 servicemembers to deploy in 2010 as part of President Barack Obama's order to increase the U.S. footprint in Afghanistan.

  • President signs 2010 defense budget into law

    Dec 23, 2009

    Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise.

  • Sergeant major of the Army visits Balad

    Dec 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 100 Soldiers sat in chairs, nervously fidgeting with their uniforms, when the cry of "at ease" rang out from the back of the room Dec. 18.

  • Carpentry shop helps service members help themselves

    Dec 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The self-help carpentry shop and Troops to Task program at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, not only help service members and local nationals build furniture out of wood, but also build skills and relationships through a joint partnership.

  • JBB Honor Guard looks for a few good men, women

    Dec 23, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members' discipline and precision earn accolades, perhaps none more than those who serve in Honor Guards.

  • Christmas in the Air

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Equal opportunity leaders graduate

    Dec 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq -Soldiers from across Contingency Operating Location Q-West graduated from an equal opportunity leaders course during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent here Dec. 17.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCOs in Liberia mentor under State Department program

    Dec 22, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) NCOs continue to support Liberia Security Sector Reform (LSSR), an ongoing U.S. Department of State-led initiative coordinated through U.S. Africa Command. The program is overseen by U.S. Army officers assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia. Senior enlisted Soldiers from USARAF are assigned to four-month temporary duty tours at Camp Sandi Ware in Careysburg, Liberia. There, and at Edward Binyah Kesselly Barracks, Army NCOs work with counterparts from the U.S. Marine Forces Africa and civilian contractors to mentor Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

  • "Wagonmasters" meet old friend, bring gifts to children

    Dec 22, 2009

    JEDELLAH SOFLA, Iraq - Near the southeast corner of Contingency Operating Location Q-West was a small farming village surrounded by arid desert. Concrete buildings, lit only by sunlight through windows, were strewn about the area separated by cinderblock and mud walls from sheep, dogs, chickens, cows, and rabbits. Large sand-filled barriers surrounded everything, separating it from the flat, sandy landscape. The bleat of sheep, voices of children playing, and sound of conversations in Arabic and English were the only audible sounds.

  • Oahu dining facilities open doors to patrons for Christmas holiday

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Three dining facilities (DFACs) on Oahu are welcoming service members, their families, retirees and authorized guests of patrons to their Christmas feast.

  • Shafter gymnasium expansion set, pending Army funding

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Workout warriors at the physical fitness center, here, could have more room to exercise in the near future, should a planned expansion project receive the necessary funding from the Army.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • USO collects holiday cheer for Hawaii's wounded warriors

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - Volunteers with the USO-Hawaii gathered at Pearl Harbor's Navy Exchange, Dec. 15, collecting holiday goods and gift certificates for injured service members transitioning from active duty to civilian.

  • Women's association sends holiday care packages to troops

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The holidays for many deployed Soldiers and Marines just got a little bit brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association-Hawaii Chapter (NATWA-HI).

  • "Team Wagonmasters" and "Lowe's Heroes" build something together

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade's "Team Wagonmasters" rear detachment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered during Phantom family time Dec. 3 to build something together with members of the "Lowe's Heroes" program and the Knights of Columbus at the home of Sgt. Kimberly Munley, the civilian military police officer who was injured during the Nov. 5 shootings here.

  • Military leaders, community aim to reach solution on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) military community and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) serving to advance the military community's responsibility in the pursuit of quality education for public school students in Hawaii.

  • Season's Greetings-Holiday Card Lane on display now

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Giving and receiving holiday greeting cards is an important part of celebrating the season for many. Annually the U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) Holiday Card Lane and contest gives units and organizations an opportunity to spread holiday cheer throughout the community in a really big way.

  • Holidays often the most wonderful, stressful times of the year

    Dec 22, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The holiday season is upon us, and for many, there is no better period to feel alive than during what entertainer Andy Williams once called "the most wonderful time of the year."

  • Military bikers support local youth with 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - 'Twas the morn when the traditional bell sounds associated with the holiday season were replaced with the thundering roar of engines.

  • Mississippi support troops run gun trucks

    Dec 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Mississippi Army National Guard members conducted a routine convoy security mission from Contingency Operating Location Q-West to Forward Operating Base Sykes Nov. 31 to Dec. 1.

  • Holiday time at Aliamanu Military Reservation

    Dec 22, 2009

    ALIAMANUAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - Everywhere, children were at the ready, decked out in their holiday performance finest as they gathered at the gymnasium, here, Saturday, in preparation for the annual Aliamanu Military ReservationAca,!E+(AMR) Holiday Funfest Christmas program.

  • Commentary: Holidays perfect time for caring, sharing with others

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The holidays are a time for festive celebrations with friends and families to give thanks and reflect on the many blessings that have touched each of our lives this year.

  • SKIES Unlimited offers babysitting certification course for teens

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family members between the ages of 11 years 9 months and 18 looking for part-time work, should check out the free babysitting course offered by SKIES Unlimited (the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills) and Child, Youth and SchoolAca,!E+Services (CYSS).

  • Human Resources works to ease wait time for orders, out-processing

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - In the past, returning Soldiers who were close to their permanent change of station (PCS) date were often stuck in limbo waiting to receive their official orders, waiting to be released from their command, and waiting to move on to the next stage of their lives when they redeployed to the islands.

  • Army Hawaii Family Housing supports families through redeployment

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Enter through any gate at any Army installation on Oahu, drive through any Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) community, and you will be greeted by colorful banners sending warm messages to returning Soldiers.

  • Series involves entire family in coping with military stresses

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Deployments are a fact of life for most everyone in the military today. Army families in Hawaii have the added stress of being geographically separated, not only from their deployed spouse, but also from friends and family on the mainland.

  • Returning green-suiters find financial support at ACS

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Committed to keeping Soldiers and their families strong, Army Community Service (ACS) offers invaluable financial readiness programs for the returning Soldier and family.

  • FMWR welcomes warriors with aloha

    Dec 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Homecomings are rousing and emotional, befitting a heroic welcome. Cheers of family members and fellow Soldiers echo throughout the Multifunctional Deployment Facility, here, at each redeployment ceremony.

  • USNS Pomeroy Moves Army Stock

    Dec 22, 2009

    The USNS Pomeroy came to port in Charleston, S.C., to unload its cargo of prepositioned stock. In 109 days the downloaded equipment will then be refurbished and reloaded onto another ship. The Pomeroy is part of the Army Prepositioned Stock-3 (Afloat) program.

  • Army Community Service provides a wealth of resources

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pfc. Jared Coplin knows firsthand how the battles on foreign soil can sometimes pale in comparison to the clashes at home.

  • HooahMail continues to grow in popularity

    Dec 22, 2009

    Since the start of HooahMail just 21 days ago, more than 3,540 accounts have been set up by families and friends of Soldiers in Afghanistan, and some 1,690 letters delivered.

  • BOSS provides 'home away from home' for Oahu's single Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service are the three main pillars that make up the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program.

  • WAQ swaps high-intensity activities for 'battlefield rush'

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers will get an opportunity to release a bit of post-deployment steam through a couple of high-paced, high-adrenaline activities scheduled during the next few months.

  • 30th HBCT preparing to redeploy from Iraq

    Dec 22, 2009

    Soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team are preparing for redeployment after spending about eight months in Iraq.

  • National Guard Celebrates 'Unbroken Lineage'

    Dec 22, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Pfc. Barbara Stone, joining the Alabama Army National Guard was a lifelong aspiration. Since January 2008, she has served her country. Now, as a 20-year-old, she is looking forward to climbing the ranks, refining her skills as an information technology specialist and taking advantage of the opportunities the Guard can offer her. Her first sergeant, 1st Sgt. Johnny Whisenant, said he hopes Stone enjoys her National Guard career as much as he has enjoyed serving for 39 years. "I want her to be all she can be," said Whisenant, referring to an Army slogan. "Now, the nation as a whole, is putting so much into the Guard. She will be well-trained and she will work with the best equipment available. She will have a sense of purpose."

  • Snow impacts continue; Arlington National Cemetery closes to the public again Thursday

    Dec 22, 2009

    Update from Arlington National Cemetery: Please contact the Interment Office at (703)607-8585 for information on Thursday's scheduled funerals. The cemetery will remain closed to the public, again because of snow and ice.

  • Military forging partnership with college football teams

    Dec 22, 2009

    Over the next couple of weeks, units in Afghanistan and Iraq will receive team-dynamics videotapes featuring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer.

  • Redeployment brings adjustment period to entire family

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- I'll never forget one humiliating and frightening experience I had when I returned from Iraq. My daughter, Olivia, my first and only child at the time, was 3. I hadn't seen her since my "environmental leave" period ended three months earlier, and that seemed like a long time ago. I wanted to spend some quality time with her, so I took her shopping with me at the furniture store.

  • Garrison continues to support redeployment activities

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - When a Soldier gets back to the home station, he or she is greeted by family and friends.

  • Winter Snow Storm blankets Fort McNair

    Dec 22, 2009

    Photos of Fort McNair

  • Holiday Party Sets Festive Tone at USASMDC/ARSTRAT

    Dec 22, 2009

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT employees spent Dec. 16 with their families and fellow employees for the annual Holiday Party festivities here at headquarters.

  • Nation's Military Stars Set To Visit Huntsville

    Dec 22, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Military stars will fall on Huntsville in August. Huntsville could very well adopt its own version of the state's famous slogan - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - when some of the nation's most highly decorated military heroes travel to the city to participate in the first-ever Medal of Honor event hosted in their honor in Alabama. The "Medal of Honor Gala: In the Company of Heroes" is set for Aug. 28 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala. The gala, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will be the main event in a weekend of activities planned for about 35 Medal of Honor recipients and foundation board members who are expected to attend. "This will be the largest gathering of Medal of Honor recipients in the state of Alabama and one of the largest ever in the Southeast," said Jay Town, a former Marine major who is serving as the weekend's event chairman.

  • Trooper puts language skills to good use

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 22, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why. While the NIMH study will take five years to complete, the institute recently met with Army leaders to provide some preliminary insights.

  • Exercise is important for good health

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Don't wait until the New Year to get fit. Regular physical activity is important to maintain good health; not just for weight loss.

  • Guard gifts bring smiles to veterans

    Dec 22, 2009

    North Dakota National Guard members received Christmas presents in the form of smiles this year when they delivered gifts to veterans.

  • MNTF-E Soldiers prove they have shooter's eye for award-winning photos

    Dec 22, 2009

    U.S. KFOR (Kosovo Forces) Soldiers made it a clean sweep in the recent KFOR Chronicle Photography Contest, which was open to the nearly 15,000 NATO peacekeeping Soldiers, currently stationed in Kosovo. The KFOR Chronicle is the official magazine of NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

  • 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Boeing Unit Feilding Ceremony

    Dec 22, 2009

    Soldiers of Company B, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division ("Pachyderms"), completed a training program that allowed them to receive 12 new Ch-47F Chinooks.

  • C4ISR Careers

    Dec 22, 2009

  • APG 2012

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Army Materiel Command

    Dec 22, 2009

  • More from CECOM LCMC

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Soldiers pack pounds for homeless veterans

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers running in the pre-dawn of Dec. 2 with extra weight on their backs hadn't "gained" additional pounds. Each carried a rucksack with about 25 pounds of food or personal hygiene items to donate to homeless veterans.

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