Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Mentoring program a win-win for Soldiers, students

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The second-grade students clapped and cheered for the 20 Fort Sam Houston Soldiers as they entered the William Paschall Elementary School cafeteria in an unplanned and rousing standing ovation.

  • Air Force brings holiday cheer to Warrior and Family Support Center

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Air Force came bearing gifts to Fort Sam Houston's Warrior and Family Support Center Dec. 15, bringing holiday cheer to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Texas lieutenant governor visits

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst received briefings from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade on its organization, intelligence capabilities and operations during a visit to the brigade on Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7.

  • Casey thanks troops for their service

    Dec 22, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the chief of staff of the United States Army, visited Task Force Marne Soldiers on Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The visit was to thank them for what they are doing here in Iraq and to wish them a happy holiday season.

  • St. Nicolas Day Feast

    Dec 22, 2009

    Who: 144 TF Chaplain Timothy Meier organized with Pastor Binqe of Kabas/Kabash and Knights of Columbus What: A yearly celebration of St. Nicolas in the town of Kabas/Kabash, Kosovo at the church of St. Nicolas. A Catholic mass was held in Albanian and English and open to all religions. Donated toys were distributed to children by St. Nicolas. When: 5 December 2009 Where: Kabas/Kabash

  • Yellow Bird Dance Troupe

    Dec 22, 2009

    Members of the Yellow Bird dance troupe performed for Soldiers deployed with KFOR 12 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • USACE Caucasus Project Office builds special needs home in Georgia

    Dec 22, 2009

    Corps of Engineers unveils $300,000, two-story facility and related infrastructure, built through U.S. European Command's humanitarian assistance program.

  • Married couple has different challenge while deployed

    Dec 22, 2009

    Being away from loved ones is usually one of the hardest parts of being deployed. Yet, for one married couple, being apart isn't the hardest struggle -- it's watching each other take off.

  • Mullen updates, changes joint guidance

    Dec 22, 2009

    The Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy takes primacy in the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's guidance for 2010.

  • Hill, Odierno discuss Iraq election, relations with Iran

    Dec 22, 2009

    Iraq "is not going to be pushed around" by Iran, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill said Saturday in Baghdad.

  • Crowd Riot Control

    Dec 22, 2009

  • USACE people get the greatest gift: the opportunity to give

    Dec 22, 2009

    Because of the generosity of people in the U.S., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq is touching lives and bringing smiles to Iraqi children. A GRD team, headed up by the commander, Col. Dan Anninos, recently visited schools, hospitals and several neighborhoods this week to hand-out much appreciated school supplies, soccer balls, blankets and toys to children around Baghdad

  • Crowd Riot Control - Kick some Gas

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Crowd Riot Control

    Dec 22, 2009

  • Quick Reaction Force Training Enhances Readiness for U.S. KFOR Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2009

    Members of 3rd platoon Bravo Company of the 231st Maneuver Task Force (MTF) conducted Quick Reaction Force (QRF) training in Kosovo.

  • Holding the line - Crowd Riot Control

    Dec 22, 2009

  • In Kosovo, Task Force Hellas commander looks back on mission

    Dec 22, 2009

    Kosovo is familiar territory for the Greek 525th Mechanized Infantry Battalion. Between March 2004 and December 2009, the battalion served four six-month rotations in the area around the city of Urosevac/Ferizaj. Lt. Col. Dimitrios Bountouris commanded the 535th in its most recent Kosovo rotation. He said that the most significant task the battalion accomplished during the rotation was learning how to work closer with the Kosovo Police.

  • USAREUR's top enlisted Soldier visits Camp Bondsteel

    Dec 22, 2009

    United States Army Europe's top enlisted Soldier visited here Dec. 18, providing his vision for the Army's way forward in Europe. Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph R. Beam, command sergeant major of USAREUR and Seventh Army, met with Camp Bondsteel Soldiers to discuss major issues in the Army and in USAREUR. He told the Soldiers at an open forum that the Army, in general, will continue to see changes in Europe and Kosovo.

  • Winter storm leaves lasting impression at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 21, 2009

    Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

  • Army recruiting station opens doors to help stranded motorists

    Dec 21, 2009

    This past weekend's winter storm plastered Mercer County in more than 17 inches of snow, but it also uncovered true local heroes. Among those who rose above the snow drifts to aid stranded motorists, was Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Athy, U.S. Army Princeton Recruiting Station commander, who kept the office open from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.

  • Giving Back: Former All Army Basketball Team player returns father's mentorship to area youth

    Dec 21, 2009

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Some say one retired Army master sergeant who spent numerous years playing on the All-Army Basketball Team was probably born wearing a pair of basketball shoes. Now, Timothy Jordan, a Department of the Army civilian assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., spends his spare time volunteering and mentoring Columbia-area youth as the president of the 11-12 age group of the Northeast Youth Basketball League.

  • Shia Muslims march to Karbala: Pilgrims weep in commemoration of Imam Husain

    Dec 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Culture plays a lead role in the lives of people all over the world, and while in Iraq, there are many cultural differences and Islamic practices that U.S. Soldiers need to be aware of.

  • Combined U.S., IA patrol in Ur

    Dec 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Security technology is constantly improving and changing; satellites, infrared cameras and biometrics systems are at our fingertips. However, sometimes a good old-fashioned foot patrol is the best way to go.

  • 'Black Jack' back for the holidays

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Candice Yoda spent the past year planning on Christmas for her two small children without her husband, Spc. Stephen Yoda, of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Giving Back: Reserve Soldier, South Carolina native continues to give back to local communities

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - In her small hometown of Pendleton, S.C., six-year old Betty Agnew embarked on a new adventure that would eventually span many years and bring a better appreciation to one of humanities greatest gift - giving back to those most in need. At that age, Agnew's aunt invited the aspiring singer to her first choir practice to sing at local churches and other organizations around her neighborhood; she never looked back.

  • A Christmas gift of Catholic confirmation

    Dec 21, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - With the traditional anointing of the chaplain's thumb, seven service members from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade received a long-awaited gift just days before Christmas.

  • Cavalry troops search for caches in Taji

    Dec 21, 2009

  • Giving Back: Two Army Reserve Soldiers coach, mentor Columbia-area basketball youth

    Dec 21, 2009

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - For more than ten hours each week, two Army Reserve Soldiers take time away from their families and friends to mentor eight inspiring youth basketball players on and off the hardwood floor. Master Sgt. Kenny Greene and Staff Sgt. Reinaldo Rivera, both assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command, based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., spend their late evenings and weekends coaching the Rebels of Columbia's Northeast Youth Basketball League.

  • Warm, winter memories in Iraq: Soldiers reminisce about activities shared in that cool, crisp Americ

    Dec 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The winter months bring joy to many people in many different ways.

  • Bringing Taji leaders together

    Dec 21, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - During the holiday season many people choose to celebrate with the people that matter most to them, it is the same for Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground commander tours improved gate

    Dec 21, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Commander Maj. Gen. Nickolas G. Justice gets a tour of the newly open gate from Maryland State Road 24 to the Edgewood area of the installation from Guard Sgt. James Toscano Dec. 21. The $8.5 million project included two additional lanes, a new visitor center and guard house. Officials said the project will streamline access to the installation in preparation for the thousands of jobs coming to the area over the next couple of years.

  • Securing rural area for upcoming elections

    Dec 21, 2009

    BAGHDAD-While upcoming elections, scheduled for next spring, give many Iraqis a sense of hope in their ability to improve their government and way of life, insurgents view elections as an opportunity to conduct attacks and impose their own agenda.

  • Army Chief of Staff reups TF Wings Soldiers

    Dec 21, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff re-enlists 20 Task Force Wings Soldiers during a visit to COB Speicher, Iraq, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 20.

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • With a song in her heart

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Beverly Bynes-Roberts, a program assistant at the Child Development Center, has recorded her third gospel album and aspires to further musical achievements.

  • Updated Army Capstone Concept hits Web

    Dec 21, 2009

    The 2009 Army Capstone Concept, last updated in 2005, is now available in its final version on-line.

  • 2/405th AFSBn takes the show on the road

    Dec 21, 2009

    The 2/405th Army Field Support Battalion is taking its show on the road, visiting various units throughout Germany to showcase the battalion's capabilities and services to units.

  • Chief of Staff stops in Iraq to thank Soldiers

    Dec 21, 2009

    On yet another stop in his around the world tour, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Soldiers in several locations around Iraq to brief them on the state of the Army and to thank them for their service.

  • Fort Sill Instructors of the Year

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. The Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill announced its 2009 Instructors of the Year at a special ceremony Dec. 15. This year's list contains twice the usual ammount of honorees because Fort Sill had permission from the Training and Doctrine Command to include instructors from the Air Defense Artillery School, which is moving to Fort Sill this year.

  • E911 system provides faster responses for Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In the United States, 911 has been the universal emergency number for all telephone services, and a key component of the country's emergency response and disaster preparedness system, for more than 40 years. However, the advent of wireless- and Internet-based phone systems has meant the old standby needed an upgrade.

  • 2010 AAAA

    Dec 21, 2009

  • CSA visits Camp Buehring, Kuwait

    Dec 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addressed hundreds of Soldiers that are preparing to deploy to Iraq during an around the world troop visit at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 18, 2009. Casey also shared his perspective on the state of the Army and thanked the Soldiers for their service.

  • SMA brings USO tour to Iraq

    Dec 21, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston touched down in Balad, Iraq Dec. 19, for the second leg of the "Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour 2009."

  • Chief of Staff makes stop in Germany on round the world tour

    Dec 21, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. braved snow and bone-chilling wind Dec. 21, to speak to the Soldiers of 1st Armored Division in Germany about their role in their upcoming deployment to Iraq and how the Afghanistan troop surge will affect it.

  • New Deputy Project Manager for Close Combat Systems Announced

    Dec 21, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Doreen Chaplin will succeed Patti Felth as Deputy Project Manager for Close Combat Systems for Project Manager Close Combat Systems, otherwise known as PM CCS.

  • Picatinny Wreath Laying

    Dec 21, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - During a ceremony here Dec. 12, Picatinny Chaplain Maj. Kevin Doll presents a holiday wreath dedicated to all prisoners of war and missing in action.

  • Protecting tomorrow's Picatinny: Installation holds net-zero energy industry day conference

    Dec 21, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny is one of three installations the Army has tasked with becoming net zero energy installation or NZEI.

  • Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) Brochure

    Dec 21, 2009

  • Army Chief of Staff provides Holiday Greetings to 1st Armored Division

    Dec 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN ARMY AIRFIELD, Germany-Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visits with 1st Armored Division troops on Minue Field Dec. 21 to encourage them to accomplish their mission while in Iraq in 2010.

  • Fort Irwin installation Web site

    Dec 21, 2009

  • JSOTF-P partners with AFP and local governments to dedicate two area coordination centers

    Dec 20, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Armed Forces of the Philippines, local officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines came together to dedicate two Area Coordination Centers in Sulu province Dec. 15 and Dec. 17

  • Soldier blasts off for mission on International Space Station

    Dec 20, 2009

    NASA astronaut and U.S. Army Soldier Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, all flight engineers, launched in their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:52 p.m. EST Sunday to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • TRICARE Online

    Dec 20, 2009

    TRICARE Online (TOL) is a secure Web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE beneficiaries and access to information for designated TRICARE physicians and support staff. TOL was developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) in response to beneficiary requests for greater access to health and wellness information, online appointments and prescription refills.

  • A Gift to the Soldiers- Chaplain Brings Mass to the Frontlines

    Dec 20, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WOLVERINE, Afghanistan - Lit solely by headlamps, an illuminated fog rolls with every breath the chaplain speaks. Nearly midnight with Christmas approaching, a small group of deployed service members sit on the cold rocks of the helicopter landing pad huddled in a circle to hold a Catholic Mass.

  • Headquarters supply Soldiers gear up for Army competition

    Dec 19, 2009

    Stocking supplies may not be the most glamorous job the Army offers.

  • Army secretary visits FOB Warhorse in Diyala

    Dec 19, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Diyala Province as part of his eleventh visit to Iraq and first as the Army's top leader, Dec. 18.

  • Soldiers in Kuwait commended by Army Secretary

    Dec 19, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh viewed the drawdown of forces process and other sustainment operations here during a visit with Third Army Soldiers, Dec. 17. The 21st Secretary of the Army dined with Soldiers, toured multiple facilities, and personally drove several new variants of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles known as MRAPs.

  • Combat Carolers bring holiday cheer to JBB

    Dec 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members got into the holiday spirit Dec. 15 by singing Christmas carols and ceremonially lighting the Christmas tree on Sapper Circle at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • New JBB east side post office dedicated to fallen postal employees

    Dec 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Seven Soldiers and two civilians were honored for their vital roles in postal operations during a dedication ceremony Dec. 17 for the new facility at the east side post office at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Supply Support Activities' experience keeps task force rolling in N. Iraq

    Dec 19, 2009

    The Soldiers of Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Wings, understand the importance of their mission. They operate one of the few multi-class SSA's in northern Iraq.

  • First Iraqi bank on American base opens at JBB

    Dec 19, 2009

    Contractors and Iraqi entrepreneurs throughout Joint Base Balad, Iraq now have access to the Al Warka Bank, after the opening of a branch Dec. 17 at the Iraqi Free Zone.

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    Dec 18, 2009

  • SAMC wraps up successful year of service, community outreach in Hawaii

    Dec 18, 2009

  • 8th TSC troops participate in Yama Sakura 57, experience local culture

    Dec 18, 2009

  • Waterborne challenge tests Soldiers in Hawaii

    Dec 18, 2009

    Army watercraft operators from the 545th Transportation Company put their bodies on the line during the waterborne challenge competition Dec. 8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • 45th Sust. Bde. returns home from Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    More than 150 Soldiers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade returned to Schofield Barracks to friends, family, and loved ones from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. The remaining 150 are scheduled to return early next year.

  • Corps of Engineers works to expand, modernize Air Force clinic

    Dec 18, 2009

    The Sacramento District is moving forward with the second phase of an $18-million project at Beale AFB, Calif., to improve base services for the people.

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 18, 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.

  • One of the first Warrior Zones built in the Army is now open at Fort Riley

    Dec 18, 2009

    Warrior Zone facility opened Dec. 18, 2009, on Fort Riley KS.

  • Fort Riley opens one of Army's first Warrior Zones

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - It's 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 and the Warrior Zone has just officially opened for business. The building is packed with Soldiers. Some are playing video games, others cards. Some are chatting with friends and Family on the facility's computers. Some are focused on a game of pool. And still others are gathered around the counter of Warrior Zone's Java CafAfA.

  • Fort Riley opens one of Army's first Warrior Zones

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - It's 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 and the Warrior Zone has just officially opened for business. The building is packed with Soldiers. Some are playing video games, others cards. Some are chatting with friends and Family on the facility's computers. Some are focused on a game of pool. And still others are gathered around the counter of Warrior Zone's Java CafAfA.

  • Chief of Staff Gen. Casey visits Afghanistan on All Points Tour

    Dec 18, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey visits Afghanistan on the Senior Leader All Points Tour.

  • APG civilians complete leadership course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The students of the Army Management Staff College's Civilian Education System Basic Course who got their diplomas today all graduated first in their class.

  • Gen. George Casey visits Camp Humphreys, S. Korea

    Dec 18, 2009

    Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., spent some time with the troops in Korea at Camp Humphreys, S. Korea before taking off to Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier wins big on TV game show

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. The combination of spinning a wheel, luck at guessing, good spelling skills and a sharp mind helped a Fort Huachuca Soldier land a cash windfall.

  • 7th Signal Command CG Quote

    Dec 18, 2009

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, Commanding General, 7th SC(T)

  • Deployed Soldiers raise money for Toys for Tots

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Being deployed to Iraq didn't stop Soldiers of the 14th Military Intelligence Battalion from being in the spirit of giving.

  • WWE Holds National Anthem Singing Contest at Holt Stadium

    Dec 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The United States' national anthem, "The Star- Spangled Banner," is a staple of American history and symbol of national pride.

  • Operation Just Cause vets remember

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Seven Operation Just Cause veterans joined hundreds of students from the U.S. Army Airborne School in ThursdayAca,!a,,cs jump to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the operation, including the Armor SchoolAca,!a,,cs top NCO, CSM John Troxell. Aca,!A"It was the first and only time IAca,!a,,cve ever jumped into a combat zone,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Secretary of Army tours southern Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    The secretary of the Army got a first-hand look at Soldiers and their mission in southern Afghanistan during his fifth visit here and first as the Army's top leader Wednesday.

  • Happy holidays from Presidio of Monterey commander

    Dec 18, 2009

    As we enter this holiday season, please take authorized time off and enjoy this time with your family and friends. Also, ensure as you go to gatherings and parties you have a plan for getting to and from the event safely.

  • Helping Soldiers Stay Connected

    Dec 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from A Company, Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) help man a 24-hour local computer lab here at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, to keep up Soldier morale and enable Soldiers to communicate with others anywhere in the world.

  • Army Chief Information Officer (G6)

    Dec 18, 2009

  • Barracks-upgrade project opens renovated building to Navy students

    Dec 18, 2009

    Community leaders celebrated the continuing $17.5 million barracks-upgrade project at the Presidio of Monterey with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for building 646 here Dec. 15.

  • Q-West military dog fetches NCO Corps induction

    Dec 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Most dogs aren't required to do more than eat, sleep, and occasionally play fetch, but Rex isn't a normal German Shepherd.

  • Teams compete in Red Star Challenge

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 70 soccer teams from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida competed in the Red Star Challenge Saturday and Sunday at the Woodruff Farm Road Soccer Complex despite rain and temperatures dipping into the 40s.

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    Dec 18, 2009

  • Maneuver Battle Lab tests new mortar system

    Dec 18, 2009

    The Army wants to decrease the weight Soldiers carry on missions, and Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab is part of the effort.

  • Christmas comes early for families of deployed Soldiers

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "What a great Christmas gift!" said Andrea Young, Family Readiness Support assistant for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. "You don't a get an opportunity very often where an organization comes, finds you and says 'Can we give you a computer'' A lot of people can't afford $300 to $400 to spend on a computer. This is above and beyond generosity."

  • Army Ranger awarded Soldier's Medal for saving civilian

    Dec 18, 2009

    The morning of Feb. 20, 2008, began with a series of events that would forever change Staff Sgt. Christopher Bolden, an Army Ranger serving as the Digital Army Liaison Team assistant operations NCO at Third Army/U.S. Army Central headquarters. Bolden, like a number of other Soldiers at Third Army, lives in one of Atlanta's suburbs that provides a quieter atmosphere from the bustle of city life and demands a 30-minute drive to work each day. To ease the burden of the commute, Bolden became a member of a car pool.

  • "All was calm...."

    Dec 18, 2009

    "I wouldn't have missed that unique and weird Christmas Day for anything." A Soldier's reflection on Christmas in the trenches during World War I.

  • 2/29 defeats MEDDAC for basketball title

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After defeating MEDDAC Team One in the winner's bracket quarterfinals, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, would see them one last time - in the Commander's Cup preseason basketball championship. The result was the same - a 2/29 win.

  • Disability doesn't stop Civilian accountant from excelling

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Brooke A. Larrabee, an Army Civilian employee with U.S. Army Forces Command, has received many awards during her 18 years of federal service. However, Larrabee said those awards pale in comparison with the 2009 Aca,!A"Army Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability AwardAca,!A? she received Dec. 8 at a presentation ceremony in Bethesda, Md.

  • Heroes' children get jolly escort

    Dec 18, 2009

    Military children taking part in the "Snowball Express" pose for a photo with Santa during a pit stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Dec. 9. Snowball Express is a charity founded in 2006 for children of fallen servicemembers.

  • 2/29 defeats MEDDAC for basketball title

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After defeating MEDDAC Team One in the winner's bracket quarterfinals, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, would see them one last time - in the Commander's Cup preseason basketball championship. The result was the same - a 2/29 win.

  • ANC funeral goers face policy change for JBM-HH shared gate access

    Dec 18, 2009

    Stricter access rules for shared gate between Fort Myer (JBM-HH) and Arlington Cemetery requires some advance planning for those wanting return access.

  • McPherson Holiday Prayer Breakfast hosts chaplain chief

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON - With the secular decorations of the holidays filling stores, members of the Fort McPherson community were provided an opportunity Dec. 10 to experience a more spiritual side of the season at the U.S. Army Garrison Chaplains Office holiday prayer breakfast.

  • Faith Middle School students track Jupiter's temperatures

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Students in the Faith Middle School Science Club collected data about Jupiter that will aid NASA in its research of the planet.

  • Christmas reading program reinforces literacy

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base only sentries were stirring - they guarded the place." Fort Benning children listened as Amy Kowatch, the team leader for Parent to Parent, read from The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas.

  • Guard armories modernize as others close

    Dec 18, 2009

    The National Guard's standing armories - iconic centers of stone and brick where the nation's citizen-Soldiers muster to defend state and nation - are weathering a storm of change, officials here said this week.

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