Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Liberian delegates observe officer-NCO interactions

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Liberian military defense delegation is looking at ways to build respect in the ranks of the newly reformed Armed Forces of Liberia by modeling its professional relationship between officers and NCOs after the U.S. Army.

  • British NCO 'leads by example,' earns Ranger tab

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A senior NCO is setting the example for NCOs and students with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment (Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course). British Sgt. Maj. Alan Bissett, B Company's first sergeant, graduated Friday from the U.S. Army Ranger School.

  • Veterans of the Bulge thankyou

    Dec 18, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst gets thankyou plaque after keynoting Battle of the Bulge reunion dinner.

  • Taking care of people key to command success

    May 24, 2011

    The best part about serving as the 7th Signal command sergeant major has been meeting the tremendous people who accomplish our mission every day. I have travelled with BG Jennifer Napper, the CG for 7th Signal Command (Theater) at Fort Gordon, Ga., extensively, visiting the 93rd and 106th Signal brigades and their Network Enterprise Centers at installations across the United States.

  • NEC transformation more than a name change

    Dec 18, 2009

    7th Signal Command(Theater) was established to transform the multiple duplicative networks across the Continental United States (CONUS) theater into a network enterprise, part of the Global Joint Network.

  • 7th Signal Command takes on a new mission

    Dec 18, 2009

    In July 2007 the Army Chief of Staff approved a concept plan presented by MG Carroll F. Pollett, then serving as Commanding General of Network Enterprise Technology Command. This concept approval set the stage for establishment of an Army theater signal command for the Continental United States (CONUS). To implement the concept, on 22 September 2007, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army signed an Execution Order directing the activation of the 7th Signal Command (Theater) and two subordinate signal brigades.

  • 2 World War II veterans receive VIP tour of Fort Rucker

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Arthur Chapman and Garland Middleton are part of what many call the "greatest generation" who fought for the nation in World War II. Both from Blakely, Ga., the two World War II veterans toured several Army Fleet Support worksites here this fall.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • Fort Rucker children speak out--'All I want for Christmas'

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children everywhere eagerly anticipate Christmas Day. Earlier this month, fifth graders from Teresa Vaughn's Fort Rucker Elementary School class shared what they hope Santa Claus will place under their trees this year. Rebecca Killian's Fort Rucker Primary School kindergarten students wrote letters to Santa Claus also expressing their wish lists.

  • Pet owner responsibility prevents wandering animals

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The number of stray animals found roaming the installation is rising, post officials report. With proper pet owner responsibility, however, fewer animals escape and more of those who do will find their ways back home.

  • A home for the holidays--find a friend this Christmas at the Fort Rucker Stray Facility

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Adopting or gifting pets for Christmas can provide people friends. However, long-term responsibilities and costs accompany furry friends and should not be ignored to ensure the holidays remain happy. Fort Rucker Stray Facility staff advises those contemplating holiday adoptions research what animals fit their lifestyles before bringing four-legged pals home.

  • Winterize yourself, vehicle before traveling-advise Fort Rucker safety experts

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While South Alabama rarely experiences wintry precipitation, many people may travel north to visit Families during the Christmas holidays. Aviation Branch Safety Office staff encourages people to winterize their vehicles and themselves before they hit the road.

  • 21st TSC, 598th TG support 172nd Bde.'s redeployment

    Dec 18, 2009

    It resembles a gigantic jigsaw puzzle with teams of players holding the individual pieces - and all are poised to complete the picture in the fastest time possible.

  • Army Chief Information Officer (G6)

    Dec 18, 2009

  • 'Demon Brigade' trains for deployment at Fort Rucker

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In just eight days, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kan., used advanced technology to simulate five years of deployments in Iraq. At the home of Army Aviation, the CAB, known as the "Demon Brigade," refined their warfighting skills in a controlled learning environment during an Aviation training exercise Dec. 9-16.

  • Soldiers' Tree dedicated to those who gave all for freedom

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - In the season of giving, members of the Fort McPherson community took time Dec. 11 to remember and honor Georgia servicemembers who gave all in support of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Respect was rendered via the dedication of a Soldiers' Tree ceremony. During the ceremony, the tree, located near the flag pole on Hedekin Field, was decorated with red ribbons for each servicemember who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Fort Rucker Post Exchange now sells weapons, ammunition

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Firearms enthusiasts can set their sights on a new place to shop for various guns now available for purchase at the Post Exchange. Buyers began hunting for deals Tuesday at the 590-square-foot firearms department located in the garden center near sporting goods. Brand name, tax-free weapons displayed are sold at lower prices than local or chain stores, according to PX Manager Ellen Rutledge.

  • 7th Signal Web Links

    Dec 18, 2009

  • Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility renovations continue on pace

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- It's often loud at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility these days, but to some, the ear-shattering noises of jackhammers and wall demolition are sounds of progressing upgrades to provide better services. For more than a month, Whitesell-Green, Inc./Yates and Sons construction crews have ripped up flooring and removed walls in several PFF rooms as part of an 18-month renovation project. The project improves safety and the quality of services offered once finished, said Lori Ciranni, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's sports fitness and aquatic program manager.

  • West Point's McNary earns All-America accolades

    Dec 18, 2009

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army defensive end Josh McNary was selected to a pair of All-America teams, copping third-team laurels from CollegeFootballNews.com and honorable mention honors from Sports Illustrated. McNary is the first Black Knight to earn All-America accolades since Jeremy Trimble earned honorable mention recognition from SI as a punt returner in 2007.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, civilians react to mock attack

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sirens blared, fake blood covered asphalt and Soldiers with simulated injuries sprawled in a parking lot off Third Avenue Dec. 10. This nightmarish scene imitated a real incident, providing training for emergency responders. Post emergency responders participated in a mock terrorist attack as part of a force protection exercise. Fort Rucker Antiterrorism Officer Michael Whittaker said the situation mimicked some intelligence the FBI provided installation staff.

  • Sustainers hold Commander's Conference at Fort Eustis, Va.

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Recently, leaders from across the 3rd ESC gathered at Fort Eustis, Va for the first ever ESC Commander's Conference. The conference was designed to improve coordination between the geographically separated units of the ESC and discuss topics such as ARFORGEN, training management, and upcoming deployments.

  • Fort Rucker, Wiregrass flooding causes road, gate closures

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After recent heavy rains during last weekend and the early portion of this week, some post roads and the Enterprise Gate closed due to flooding Dec. 15 and 16.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers remember Aviation hero

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- An Army Aviation hero, whose father's name adorns a main street on Fort Rucker, passed away Dec. 10 in Florida. Retired CW4 Michael J. Novosel Jr., a UH-1 Huey pilot and son of the late Medal of Honor recipient retired CW4 Michael J. Novosel Sr., succumbed to cancer less than a month after he was diagnosed with it. He was 60.

  • Special Repair Activity 13 Soldiers return home from six-month deployment

    Dec 18, 2009

    The song "I'll Be Home for Christmas" carried more relevancy than normal for six 597th Ordnance (Maintenance) Company Soldiers and their Families Sunday. Under the foggy night's cover, Special Repair Activity 13 Soldiers returned here from a six-month deployment in Iraq, where they repaired air traffic control equipment at military installations.

  • Fort Sill graduates 2,000th student from Joint Fires Observer Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The Joint Fires Observer Course while four years old has just produced its 2,000th graduate. That may not seem like a significant number, but to those in theater it is critical. "The more JFOs we have in the field the more area we can cover," said Lt. Col. Rustan Schwichtenberg.

  • New Army retention standards take effect, more to follow

    Dec 18, 2009

    New changes to the Army's retention program will affect not only how the Army operates, but also who will be allowed to stay in the Army.

  • Fort Rucker gains new garrison command sergeant major

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With the clink of a noncommissioned officer sword against its scabbard, Command Sgt. Maj. Dwaine E. Walters replaced Command Sgt. Major Robert E. Felder as the garrison's top senior enlisted Soldier Tuesday.

  • Fort Sill Garrison rallies to send Soldiers to Cowboys game

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"We're not relevant if we can't help the Soldiers and their families." That was the frame of mind Friday when several garrison organizations were given the opportunity to send hundreds of Soldiers to Arlington, Texas for the Dallas Cowboys football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday.

  • Iraqi Ministry of Justice receives key to new training center

    Dec 18, 2009

    U.S. forces transferrs control of the new multi-million dollar training facility to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice. The $28 million corrections training facility will be able to train and house nearly a 1,000 students or correctional officers at any given time. The center has four computer labs with more than 80 computers, a non-lethal firing range, 13 classrooms, a dining facility and a mock correctional facility that replicates a real prison. Students will be able to receive instruction inside classrooms and hone their skills with hands-on applications in the mock facilities.

  • Chief of Staff makes holiday visits in Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited troops in Afghanistan for the holidays, Dec. 17.

  • "Wildcat" Army Reserve band gives Newberry community holiday cheer during recent concert

    Dec 18, 2009

    NEWBERRY, S.C. - For nearly 90 minutes, the jingle of holiday music filled the historic Newberry Opera House during a concert held Dec. 12. From the sounds of a Mariah Carey holiday melody to more traditional seasonal music, Kathy Lyden guided an enthusiastic audience through a magical journey as the 208th Army Reserve Band from Concord, N.C., brought holiday cheer through their musical arrangements.

  • Oasis International Waters facilities hydrate Iraq

    Dec 18, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - The Oasis International Waters water purification facility at Contingency Operating Location Adder, Iraq, is one of six such facilities providing clean drinking water to service members, civilians and contractors working throughout the country.

  • Congressmen bring taste of home to troops

    Dec 18, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Holiday celebrations generally include family and friends, but for troops in Iraq, homesickness can put a damper on the joy.

  • Four NCOs get medals for combat valor

    Oct 7, 2011

    More than a year removed from the enemy confrontations where they risked their lives for fellow servicemembers, four former 503rd Infantry Regiment Soldiers were honored for their bravery in combat.

  • Army secretary tours southern Afghanistan

    Dec 17, 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 on Dec. 16.

  • Eagle Scout helps out deployed Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 here, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • 45th SB delivers timely messages to holiday-bound troops

    Dec 17, 2009

  • HR conference benefits local warriors, equips them with 'need-to-know' info

    Dec 17, 2009

  • USAG Humphreys culminates Year of the NCO

    Dec 17, 2009

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea - More than 200 Noncommissioned Officers from all units based at Humphreys Garrison gathered at the Super Gym on Dec. 11 for the post's first-ever NCO Ball. The event was a final celebration of the Army's Year of the NCO according to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim. The garrison and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, co-sponsored the ball.

  • Holiday Safety

    Dec 17, 2009

    This year, the Army has grown its traditionally small annual Fall/Winter Safety Campaign into an effort that now nearly mirrors the strength of its very successful Summer Safety Campaign. This new campaign, which runs through March 31, is driven by a theme reminding all audiences that even though the temperatures are colder, fall and winter months are <i>no time to chill"</i> when it comes to safety and risk management.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducts combined training exercise with Republic of Korea Army forces

    Dec 17, 2009

    Units from the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade recently completed a combined training exercise with Soldiers from the 3rd Republic of Korea Army. The exercise marked the first time the Soldiers trained using each nation's helicopters.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits USAG Humphreys

    Dec 17, 2009

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visited Humphreys Garrison and brought a message of praise, pride and support for the Soldiers, Families and Civilians who live and work in Korea.

  • Army Angel Tree brings more than Christmas cheer

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's annual Christmas tree has done more than add holiday dAfAcor to the command's headquarters on Scott Air Force Base. Courtesy of "angels," the tree has helped provide gifts for needy kids in the Metro East.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of chaplain assistants

    Dec 17, 2009

    Three days after Christmas in 1909, the Army authorized an assistant whose sole purpose would be to allow chaplains to focus on ministering to the spiritual needs of Soldiers and their families throughout the world.

  • Group donates laptops to Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Several wounded warriors including one who broke his neck and another recovering from back surgery were selected to receive donated laptops, iPods, phone cards and other items. Two Oklahoma City groups who came to Fort Sill's Soldier and Family Assistance Center Dec. 9 donated the gifts and presented them to the Warrior Transition Unit servicemen and women recovering from injuries and illnesses.

  • Artillery unit buries goat

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Lving in the world of the U.S. Army, it isn't uncommon to hear about, or attend, a memorial service for a fallen Soldier. On Dec. 8, Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery lost a friend, a loved one, a battle buddy, a morale raiser and a mascot. Cpl. Short Round IV died.

  • Veterans get international thanks for service at Bulge

    Dec 17, 2009

    On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, veterans of that conflict were recognized by the countries whose freedom they helped secure.

  • 201st Military Intelligence Battalion completes Mission Readiness Evaluation

    Dec 17, 2009

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- The initial deployment rehearsal exercise for the 201st Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion was conducted here at the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Detention Training Facility (IDTF) and encampment area Dec. 7-11.

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • Rock Island Arsenal team revives rifles

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The tens of thousands of new Soldiers who go through Fort Sill every year get small arms instruction as part of their Initial Entry Training. This training includes firing M-16 rifles, which eventually wear out and break through normal training use. When the thousands of small arms used by Training and Doctrine Command here need to be repaired, the Fort Sill Army Materiel Command calls in the expertise of the Army Small Arms Readiness Evaluation Teams - Repair from the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Il.

  • Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed

    Dec 17, 2009

    In an unprecedented surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan it had to be removed.

  • Soldiers shine at U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials

    Dec 17, 2009

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

  • Army Reserve Doctor, General, Shares Knowledge with Medical Students

    Dec 17, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Commanding General of the Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM), lecturs first year medical students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, on Friday, December 4 at their Manhattan campus.

  • Soldiers bring camouflage Christmas to Sunrise Children's Home

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Holidays bring to mind a number of visuals: lights strewn across the Christmas tree, landscapes covered in white and mistletoe hanging from doorways. For 32 children from the Sunrise Children's Home and Crossroads Boy's Home, part of their Christmas came early Wednesday with the sight of camouflage patterns worn by Soldiers from Fort Knox.

  • PATRIOT HUNT

    Dec 17, 2009

    Ken Barnard, founder of Patriot Hunts, an organization dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for wounded Soldiers, is passionate about what he does. His group organizes hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors. His latest expedition was to the Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve in Bladenboro, N.C. to treat interested Soldiers and their Families to a pheasant hunt.

  • Shooter-detection 'Boomerangs' helping in Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    A new acoustic shooter-detection system called "Boomerang" detects incoming gunfire in Iraq and alerts Soldiers to the shooter's location, allowing them to immediately return fire.

  • Santa visits Fort Bragg children

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the Fort Bragg library to read stories to the children and find out what presents they would like to see underneath the tree this year.

  • New National Training Center headquarters more than 50 years in making

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- In a sense Christmas came early for the National Training Center headquarters staff led by Fort Irwin/NTC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams on Thursday as a new headquarters building was unveiled to the public.

  • Community Strong Day brings heroes to Fort Hood

    Dec 17, 2009

    What do you get when you have six NASA astronauts, five Medal of Honor recipients, four musical performers, a three-star general, two midways and a sock puppet at the same place'

  • FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Lieutenant General Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Tuesday Dec. 15 to receive briefings on the command's reset status since returning to Fort Knox from service in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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  • Stone dedication ceremony honors 3rd Special Forces Group fallen

    Dec 17, 2009

  • Iraqi Air Force College opens in Tikrit

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) College raised its flag signaling its return to Tikrit at a multi-event ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Dec. 16.

  • Fort Bragg Army civilian helps rebuild Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    Rosalinda Hernandez never served in the military, but she has worn an Army uniform and, like many of our nation's Soldiers, served overseas. After working at the Fort Bragg Directorate of Public Works for five years, Hernandez volunteered to work as a construction representative in 2007 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq. The six-month assignment ended up stretching to two years.

  • US Army Military District of Washington's - Holiday Party

    Dec 17, 2009

    Command's holiday lunch is capped by an early visit by Santa Claus.

  • TREES FOR TROOPS

    Dec 17, 2009

    During the Trees for Troops event Dec. 10, nearly 700 Christmas trees were donated to Soldiers at Fort Bragg and Airmen at Pope Air Force Base. The event was put on by the Fort Bragg Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and was sponsored by FedEx and the National Christmas Tree Association's Christmas Spirit Foundation.

  • Fort Bragg Families hunt for Christmas

    Dec 17, 2009

    Five-year-old Maddie Daniel finally got to meet one of her heroes, Frosty the Snowman, during a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt at Smith Lake Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Fort Bragg Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and was open to military Families. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the Grinch all made appearances to help hunters complete tasks. "This is the first time we've done a Christmas scavenger hunt," said Sabina Bryant, FMWR chief of outdoor recreation.

  • Local, top officials visit Fort Bragg training site

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Army's latest and greatest in surveillance technology was showcased during a VIP visit at Fort Bragg, Nov. 24. Personnel from the Pentagon, Training and Doctrine Command and other Army leadership from around the country met at the Fayetteville Contractor Training Facility to see how the Army is training its Soldiers and contractors to operate and maintain systems of the Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance Systems - Combined.

  • Wounded Soldier gets brand new home

    Dec 17, 2009

    The "Build Brigade" from Homes for our Troops and more than 50 volunteers gathered at day break Dec. 4, to help erect a home during the weekend for a local Soldier injured in an explosion in Iraq. But this is no ordinary Soldier. Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft is a decorated Army veteran who deployed to Iraq from Fort Bragg six years ago. He lost his left leg and suffered multiple injuries to his right when a bomb was detonated close to him during a mission. He spent two years in rehab and has now returned to North Carolina with his mother and two daughters.

  • Soldiers to support behind scenes during Iraq's elections

    Dec 17, 2009

    With the Iraqi National Elections approaching, U.S. Soldiers are preparing to support the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police while remaining in the background.

  • Army Astronaut T.J. Creamer prepares for first spaceflight

    Dec 17, 2009

    Army Astronaut Col. Timothy J. (T.J.) Creamer will be heading to the International Space Station as part of Expedition 22 via the Russian Soyuz TMA-17 on Sunday, 20 Dec.

  • Special Forces Soldiers recognized for bravery

    Dec 17, 2009

    Forty-three Soldiers from 3rd Special Forces Group were recognized for valorous actions" in combat during an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Wednesday. Lt. Gen. John Mulholland Jr. and Col. Gus Benton II presented two Silver Stars, 10 Bronze Stars with Valor devices, six Purple Hearts and 25 Army Commendation Medals with Valor devices.

  • Deployed 705th MPAca,!E+Soldiers get gift of golf

    Dec 17, 2009

    Post leaders and a national charity have teamed to send a little cheer downrange for deployed service members of the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion. More than 2,000 golf balls and about 40 golf clubs have been sent to the deployed unit in Iraq. By coincidence, the equipment should arrive around Christmas.

  • Community Covenant ends silence at the Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!" More than 300 Arsenal employees heard something this month in the postAca,!a,,cs historic Aca,!A"Big Gun ShopAca,!A? that they havenAca,!a,,ct heard very often in nearly 200 years Aca,!" a thank you from local and state leadership. The Albany County Executive, Michael Breslin; City of Watervliet Mayor, Michael Manning; and New YorkAca,!a,,cs Director of VeteransAca,!a,,c Affairs, retired Army Col. James McDonough; traveled to the Arsenal on Dec. 10 to reaffirm the Capital DistrictAca,!a,,cs and New York StateAca,!a,,cs commitment to Soldiers, their families, Department of the Army Civilians, and to Veterans.

  • Web Officials seek feedback on family programs

    Dec 17, 2009

    An anonymous, online survey solicits feedback from service members and their families, including those stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, on the military's educational programs, support networks and other services. Defense officials launched the virtual "listening sessions" in hopes of gaining more insight into the effectiveness of military family programs.

  • Special Olympics Takes Over Marne Lanes

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-At home, Fort Stewart hosts the Special Olympics twice every year: the spring games at Cottrell Field in March and the winter games at Marne Lanes in December. The games are for children from Liberty and Long counties. The 2009 winter games took place Dec. 11, as Marne Lanes hosted more than 110 athletes and 150 volunteers.

  • Vicenza MPs focus on emergency response training in light of Fort-Hood tragedy

    Dec 17, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Law enforcement personnel from Caserma Ederle and Campe Darby, Italy, participated in scenario-based firearms training designed to better prepare officials to react quickly and decisively in deadly situations, such as the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, At Caserma Ederle, Italy, Dec. 11.

  • Army-Navy 2009

    Dec 17, 2009

    Army Secretary John McHugh; Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey attend the 110th playing of the Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 2009.

  • ILEAca,!E+class 2009-02 graduates 371 students

    Dec 17, 2009

    Students in the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education class 2009-02 concluded 10 months of professional military education with a graduation ceremony Dec. 11 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Fort Stewart Holiday Hayride 'Cool' Fun

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Nearly 350 Family Members, mostly children, bundled up against the cold night air for this year's Holiday Hayride at Corkan Family Recreation Center, Dec. 11. Tractor-drawn wagons loaded with bales of hay carried wind-chilled passengers on a scenic tour of Christmas lights around Fort Stewart, but according to Corkan director Roni Stevens, all Corkan facilities were open with discount rates.

  • Common Controller for the Mobile Network Integration Kit Demonstrated

    Dec 17, 2009

    A person wearing a Mobile Network Integration Kit and Land Warrior vest demonstrated how a new Common Controller can be used to send information from sensors on a Small, Unmanned Ground Vehicle to a Command Post several kilometers away.

  • Air Cav maintenance pilots help keep operations going

    Dec 17, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Keeping a helicopter airworthy requires a vast knowledge of the systems and components that make up the aircraft.

  • Stewart-Hunter Families Given Free Christmas Trees

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On one of the coldest days of the year thus far, more than 30 Soldiers were on standby just inside the gates at the auto crafts lot on Hunter Army Airfield, to aide awaiting Family Members pick and load one tree of their choice into their vehicle during the Trees for Troops giveaway, Dec. 11.

  • Dixon retires after 42 years at Davison

    Dec 17, 2009

  • Russian delegation visits CAC, CGSC

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A delegation from the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is visiting the Combined Arms Center and the Command and General Staff College Dec. 13-18 to learn how CGSC educates its students and to explore opportunities for future cooperation between the two militaries and the two schools.

  • ISF, Spartan Soldiers Link For Soccer Ball Drop

    Dec 17, 2009

    A group of children huddle together, giving each other small pushes and shoves, as they try to get to the front of the crowd. Their hands stretch upward, their eyes are wide and glistening with excitement, and their smiles are covering their entire faces. One child catches a soccer ball as it is passed into the crowd.

  • Volunteers needed for annual bird count

    Dec 17, 2009

    December 17, 2009. Gadwall. Canvasback. The greater and lesser scaups. Bufflehead. Merlin. These are just some of the birds typically seen during an annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, which Fort Belvoir volunteers participate in each year.

  • Belvoir Elementary students help establish world record

    Dec 17, 2009

    December 17, 2009. It's official. Although they may not appear to be world record-holders, Fort Belvoir Elementary School students can lay claim to helping set another new participation record for a shared-reading experience by being part of the more than 2 million children around the world who simultaneously experienced the joy of reading with an adult in their life as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2009 campaign.

  • 405th AFSB NCOs honor commander

    Dec 17, 2009

    The non-commissioned officers of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade honored the brigade commander Col. Jack Haley for his support to the NCO Corps during a presentation that was attended by all brigade sites throughout Europe via video-teleconference.

  • Family gets in Christmas spirit, sends 1,550 'gift' bags to Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - For many Americans, the Christmas season is all about giving. One Fort Belvoir family's love for their father and his Soldiers displays that sentiment.

  • Desert Rogues, Iraqi Army Uncover Large Weapons Cache

    Dec 17, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and members from 2/52 Iraqi Army Brigade discovered a large weapons cache in Ninewa province, in northern Iraq, Dec. 6.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Remembers Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and sponsors of the Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers Memorial gathered together at the new brigade headquarters to break ground on the memorial site, Dec. 9. The memorial, scheduled to be dedicated when the Raider Brigade returns to Iraq, will be located next to the new brigade headquarters.

  • U.S. military communities participate in Battle of the Bulge commemoration

    Dec 17, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - History was made 65 years ago when the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division rolled into Bastogne, Belgium, and liberated the town during World War II. Bastogne was once again taken over by Americans, Dec. 12-13, as hundreds gathered for the commemoration of the famous Battle of the Bulge, one of the largest and bloodiest battles for the Americans throughout the war.

  • Raiders Case Colors, Ready for Mission

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-First Heavy Brigade Combat Team held their Color casing ceremony at Marne Garden, Dec. 11. The ceremony marks the start of deployment for the brigade and the Colors won't be uncased until the brigade is in Iraq.

  • Fort Stewart Wreath-Laying Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Though the weather outside was frightful, the hearts of Soldiers, Family Members, Department of the Army Civilians, and local community members were warm as 3rd Infantry Division's fallen heroes at Warriors Walk were remembered once more before the holiday season.

  • VFW Scholarship Program

    Dec 17, 2009

  • EDGE! program expands youthful horizons

    Dec 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Just because theyAca,!a,,cre in Europe is no reason for Wiesbaden military youths to miss out on the wide range of opportunities available to their stateside peers.

  • Roman relics: New military housing site gives students firsthand history lesson

    Dec 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As construction crews clear the way for new roads, utilities and housing outside Wiesbaden Army Airfield, a team of archaeologists from the University of Mainz continues to unearth clues as to those who called the area home in centuries past.

  • Quartermaster Reenlistment Second Longest in Army

    Dec 17, 2009

    When Master Sgt. Cassey Daugherty, a petroleum operations NCO with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th Quartermaster joined a group of 23 Soldiers on Nov. 24 during a reenlistment ceremony at the Army Logistics University he wasn't dwelling on the fact that his military career already spanned more than 20 years. No attention was paid to the fact that he was signing up for another 18 years either. His indefinite reenlistment contract is the second longest in Army history at 216 months (the longest being 224), and is the longest signed at Fort Lee.

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