Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Shoulder Bling

    Dec 15, 2009

    Generals Get Another Star Amidst War.

  • Senior Army leaders around the world trip

    Dec 15, 2009

    Follow senior Army leaders around the world as they thank Soldiers for their service.

  • Stevenson quote 9

    Dec 15, 2009

    LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Stevenson Quote 8

    Dec 15, 2009

    LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Stevenson Quote 8

    Dec 15, 2009

    LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Stevenson Quote 7

    Dec 15, 2009

    LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • eCYBERMISSION competition builds excitement

    Dec 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION competition is a free, web-based, science, technology, engineering and math competition for students in grades six through nine, which promotes and enables all students from a diverse range of proficiency levels, interests and backgrounds to recognize the real-life application of STEM education.

  • Keeping the best and brightest

    Dec 15, 2009

    Capt. Jennifer Jones (left), intelligence officer for the Digital Army Liaison Team, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Christopher Bolden, Third Army DALT assistant operations NCO, in front of Third Army headquarters Nov. 12.

  • USAG Presidio of Monterey Logo

    Dec 15, 2009

    This is the Garrison Logo to use in place of the Army logo for stories/releases without artwork.

  • Meeting the new neighbors

    Dec 15, 2009

    Jay Cox, president of Tuomey Regional Medical Center, greets Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army commanding general, at the medical center Dec. 1.

  • Soldiers pack pounds for homeless veterans

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Dec. 10, 2009) -- Some Soldiers were out running in the pre-dawn of Dec. 2 with extra weight on their backs.

  • USAG, FORSCOM APFT Ironmen, ironwomen crowned

    Dec 15, 2009

    Whether it is a test against sore muscles, oxygen-deprived lungs or the clock, the Army Physical Fitness Test is a competition on many levels. To add even more to the competition, U.S. Army Garrison Soldiers on Fort McPherson upped the ante by adding ironman and ironwoman awards for the highest scoring USAG and U.S. Army Forces Command Soldier. The award was designed to acknowledge Soldiers who are the definition of "Army strong," said Capt. Jennifer Davis, commander, Headquarter and Headquarters Company USAG.

  • Toys for Tots

    Dec 15, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey Marines will collect donations as part of the 2009 Toys for Tots drive at Thinker Toys at the Del Monte Mall 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16.

  • Fort Gillem community lights tree

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT GILLEM, Ga. - Santa got a beacon on where to park his sleigh Christmas Day when he visits Fort Gillem, thanks to the shining light of the post's Christmas tree.

  • Stevenson quote 6 (holidays)

    Dec 15, 2009

    LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Fire safety, prevention heats up on post

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - To adults, firemen are heroes who help protect the community from the danger of fire. But for young children, the sight of a person in a large overcoat and a big tank on his back can conjure up images of a monster. To help children learn what adults already know, kids from the Fort McPherson play group took a trip to the Fort McPherson Fire Station to learn about firemen and fire safety.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Taking a second look at Army-owned manufacturing

    Dec 15, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- While the Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkAca,!a,,cs Empire Manufacturing Survey showed today that its general business conditions index and employment fell in December from November, the Watervliet continues to generate and sustain jobs in New York's Capital District.

  • WWII prisoner of war returns to site of capture

    Dec 15, 2009

    The memories of Bastogne have haunted Henry "Hank" Skowronski for years, but in December 2009, the World War II prisoner of war finally returned to where he was captured 65 years earlier.

  • Fort McPherson Christmas tree signals holiday season

    Dec 15, 2009

    A simple action can have profound meaning. With the push of a switch, the Fort McPherson Christmas tree went from bland to brilliant, lighting the evening sky and ushering in the holiday season. The tree lighting, which took place Tuesday near the Fort McPherson Post Library, was designed to do more than just add some color and flair to the evening sky.

  • Fort Greely glitters in holiday lights

    Dec 15, 2009

    A tree lighting ceremony was conducted Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. on Fort Greely as one of many installation holiday festivities.

  • 21st TSC JAG offices win multiple awards at Army level

    Dec 15, 2009

    For the second consecutive year, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command Judge Advocate General's office has won eight Department of the Army JAG awards. Four DA-level awards were presented to the 21st TSC's JAG office in the Judge Advocate General Award for Excellence in Claims Support for fiscal year 2008, and four more awards were presented to the 21st TSC's JAG office for the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for fiscal year 2008.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • New community launderette features high-capacity washers

    Dec 15, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - USAG Schinnen now boasts a fully refurbished launderette with 10 new dryers, four high-capacity washing machines, and new furnishings -- the result of an $115,000 effort between the garrison and AAFES to restore the facility put out-of-commission by a fire June 8, 2009.

  • SMA awards NCOs, Soldiers for Best Warrior support

    Dec 15, 2009

    During the 2009 Best Warrior Competition, the spotlight focused on the 24 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers vying for the prestigious Department of the Army title of NCO and Soldier of the Year. But on Dec. 11, nearly 100 Fort Lee NCOs and Soldiers, and a dozen Department of the Army Civilians, were awarded for their behind-the-scenes efforts during the annual competition.

  • Engineer Battalion commemorates bravery in flag burning ceremony

    Dec 15, 2009

    Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion held a ceremonial Burning of the Colors Nov. 30 at the Frontier Club to commemorate a historical event of bravery.

  • Links

    Dec 15, 2009

  • Community gathers to open season, wish 1st AD well on its way to Iraq

    Dec 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Is that the real Santa, Daddy'" A,A That was one among many excited exclamations as a big, red fire truck pulled up at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Community Soldier Farewell and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Dec. 11.

  • LEAN IMPROVES AIRORNE RADIO TEST, REPAIR PROCESS

    Dec 15, 2009

    Lean Six Sigma methods were used to streamline how members of the Flight Control Systems Branch test and repair airborne radios. The use of a new piece of test equipment will save the depot thousands in operating costs by standardizing the way employees perform daily tasks.

  • Fort Gillem Reserve units win local award

    Dec 15, 2009

    Local Memebrs of the U.S. Army Reserves receive their 2009 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Army Reserve Components Achievement Awards during a ceremony held Nov. 8 at the General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center in Marietta.

  • ESC Commander's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT KNOX, KY - On behalf of the entire 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the warmest of Holiday greetings. Thank you for the tremendous job you are doing to take care of Soldiers and execute the mission. The over eight thousand Soldiers of the ESC are on point daily ensuring the warfighter has everything they need to accomplish the mission.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Technical Development Division

    Dec 15, 2009

    The Technical Development Division's team supports the warfighter by providing mission-essential training to employees. On-site instructors conduct accredited courses in a broad range of subjects, such as electronics, soldering and HAZMAT courses. Through coordinated efforts, administrators and technicians work with universities and vendors around the country to ensure the depot's work force receives the best training available. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Volunteers lay 15,000 wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

    Dec 15, 2009

    Volunteers placed some 15,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 12, as part of a tradition that has continued now for 18 years.

  • BOSS boss has big plans for program

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Although slimming down is a popular option for New Year resolutions, Pfc. Nicole Pena, a U.S. Army Garrison chaplain assistant and chapel funds clerk is already working on her resolution to grow the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. Pena, who became BOSS president in May, said it is important to begin organizing the program to better serve single Soldiers on both installations.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers train with new MRAP vehicles

    Dec 15, 2009

    In order to better familiarize themselves with the equipment they may encounter while deployed, Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted training on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles Dec. 7-8 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • TRAINING COURSE EDUCATES SOLDIERS ON SINCGARS

    Dec 15, 2009

    The 80-hour Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) training course was designed to educate Soldiers on the radio system equipment, which allows personnel to speak securely over airwaves and with encrypted coding.

  • AFAP takes on issues

    Dec 15, 2009

    They wore suits and skirts, shoes and boots, and sweaters and blouses. But despite their difference in clothing, they all wore the uniform of strength, which is the uniform of someone willing to put nation's Families above their own. Known for sacrificing much, servicemembers, Civilian employees and the Families who support them had the chance to focus on themselves and put forth ideas to better enhance their quality of life at the U.S. Army Garrison Army Family Action Plan conference held Dec. 1-3 at the Army Community Services building.

  • TOBYHANNA RECRUITS RESERVISTS TO FILL CRITICAL MANPOWER NEEDS

    Dec 15, 2009

    The Personal Force Innovation (PFI) program allows Department of Defense Working Capital Fund activities, such as Tobyhanna, to fill critical manpower needs with highly skilled reservists. The PFI office recruits the highest quality volunteers and works closely with each activity to get the right person to fill critical needs.

  • Tools help warfighters test water for chemical, biological hazards

    Dec 15, 2009

    In August, Tobyhanna employees began fabricating components to be included in detection enhancement kits, which will provide military personnel with the tools to test a water sample for radiation, and chemical and biological hazards.

  • Afghan Soldiers, people

    Dec 15, 2009

  • General wants troops ready for 'complex human terrain'

    Dec 15, 2009

    U.S. troops need to be prepared to operate in a "complex human terrain" when they arrive in Afghanistan, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said Monday.

  • Soldier Portraits

    Dec 15, 2009

  • Eighth U.S. Army holds holiday concert in Seoul

    Dec 15, 2009

    SEOUL - The 8th U.S. Army hosted the Korean-American Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Arts Center Dec. 13 to strengthen the bond between the Republic of Korea and United States.

  • U.S. Army officials meet to discuss 8th Army transformation

    Dec 15, 2009

    U.S. Army officials met Dec. 15 to discuss the 8th U.S. Army's role in the most significant transformation in the 60-year history of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance.

  • Cirque Holidaze entertains Warriors on Casey

    Dec 15, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Acrobats, aerialists, singers, dancers and musicians came to assist USAG-Casey as it continued to spread the Christmas cheer and spirit to the Warrior Country Soldiers and community members during the Cirque Holidaze show Dec. 10, in Carey Fitness Center on Casey.

  • School children attend weekly story hour event in Casey's Gateway Club

    Dec 15, 2009

    Steve Toepper reads a Christmas story to local school children from Dongducheon American Community School during the library's weekly story hour event. Story time took place in Casey's Gateway Club Dec. 10. Santa Claus also visited with the children.

  • Community school children attend art exhibit in Casey CAC

    Dec 15, 2009

    Chloe Jung, a student from Dongducheon American Community School, observes artwork during an art exhibit held at the USAG-Casey Community Activities Center, Dec. 4.

  • 300 50-game tickets sold in Casey Lanes

    Dec 15, 2009

    (from left to right) Spc. Brian Friend, and Gerald Keener, USAG-Casey bowling manager, celebrated Friend being the 300th person to buy Keener's 50 games for $50 ticket Dec. 8 in the USAG-Casey Bowling Center. Keener designated seven different keys winning seven different prizes, Friend took one of the prizes meeting the key of being the 300th person to purchase the 50 games for $50 ticket and won a free three game bowling party that will include food, drinks and money for the jukebox.

  • Commander awards medal during ceremony

    Dec 15, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (left), USAG-Red Cloud commanding officer, pins a Commander's Award medal on Anthony Iafelice (center), acting director of Directorate of Emergency Services Dec. 10 as Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender (righ) looks on during an awards ceremony held in Mitchell's Club on Red Cloud. The certificate for the award reads: For exemplary service as the Acting Director of Emergency Services for the US Army Garrison-Red Cloud from March 30 2009 to November 30 2009. During this period, Mr. Iafelice covered two vacant positions in DES and oversaw the construction of the new entry control points and numerous other high visible force protection projects. Mr. Iafelice has demonstrated exceptional performance, dedication to duty, and integrity. Mr. Iafelice's sustained exceptional performance and professionalism reflect great credit upon him, United States Army Garrison-Red Cloud, and the United States Army. Signed by Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson and dated Dec. 9

  • Women's symposium held in Casey CAC

    Dec 15, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea- Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians gathered to hear what guest speakers and their peers had to say during the second annual Equal Employment Office Federal Employed Women's symposium Dec. 8 in the USAG-Casey Community Activities Center.

  • Red Cloud command bowls Koreans in Good Neighbor event

    Dec 15, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender (center with ball), USAG-Red Cloud command sergeant major, Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (center right), USAG-Red Cloud commander, Park, Shin-whoan (next right), director, Urban Environment Policy Bureau and 2nd Gyeonggi Province start the first of two games of bowling Dec. 8 at Red Cloud lanes with the command group, directors and special staff against 20 representatives from the Environment Division as part of the command's Good Neighbor Program. Prizes were awarded to first, second and third place winners of the Environment Division.

  • Army sponsors world's largest HIV vaccine study

    Dec 14, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army sponsored the world's largest HIV vaccine trial, recently conducted in Thailand that tested a "prime-boost" vaccine strategy comA,A!posed of two investigational vaccines, ALVAC and AIDSVAX B/E. This successful international collaboA,A!ration involved officials from Thailand, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the U.S National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, private and commercial companies and more than 16,000 Thai volunteers who were HIV-negative.

  • Madigan marks 2009 as 'Year of the NCO' with celebration, quarterly events

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Madigan's dual mission: support locally, globally through PROFIS

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Substance abuse help available for health care providers

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Families can see off, greet Presidio of Monterey troops at airport gates

    Dec 14, 2009

    Service members flying home and returning to the Presidio of Monterey might be able to spend a few more precious minutes with loved ones at the airports, according to the TSA.

  • Madigan's CenteringPregnancy Program offers alternative prenatal care

    Dec 14, 2009

  • U.S.-Iraqi partnership halts smuggling across Syrian border

    Dec 14, 2009

    Since U.S. advise and assist forces began partnering with Iraqi border patrols along the Syrian border in mid-November, instances of smugglers circumventing port-of-entry stations have all but ceased.

  • Army Ground Forces Band concert is holiday hit

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Dec. 14, 2009) - The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band returned to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for its 24th Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 11. And for the 24th year, the talented Soldier/musicians were a huge hit with the approximately 2,000 people of all ages who braved unseasonably cold weather to hear one of the Army's premier national touring bands perform the holiday sounds of the season.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • DFMWR undeterred by cold weather, hosts quadrathlon

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - On the one of the coldest days of this year, Fort Polk's most competitive Soldiers rose early and braved the inclement weather to compete in a quadrathlon, a multi-event race.

  • Polk's Christian youth get formal with each other

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - Christian youth groups of Fort Polk met at Glory Chapel Dec. 6 for a course in etiquette. In one moment, the kids practiced the most staid, virtuous behaviors as Chereese Mattox, adult liaison of Glory Chapel Youth Ministry, outlined the do's and don't's of formal table manners. The next moment, given permission and crayons, the kids began scribbling two-dimensional steak entrees and waxen vegetable sides onto their paper plates. The concern with etiquette - and, with Sunday's youth meeting, waltzing - stems from the upcoming Christmas Ball at Siegfried Youth Center Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The ball will be the first time that all the youth groups on Fort Polk get together for a large event.

  • Commentary: Serving a wonderful adventure, but looking forward to next chapter

    Dec 14, 2009

    As a 17-year-old high school senior, I saw the Army as a way to get my education and support my community. Now, 14 years later, I am a seasoned veteran and thankful for the chance to be a member of the greatest organization in the world.

  • DES gains safety tool, protects Polk in emergencies

    Dec 14, 2009

    Few situations are worse than arriving on a scene where someone's life is at stake and not having the right training or equipment to deal with the situation. Fort Polk's Directorate of Emergency Services has taken steps to reduce the chance of that happening. In September, DES police received 10 Lifeline automatic electronic defibrillators and has fielded them this month in patrol cars on post.

  • Class 86 combat advisors learn communication skills during Polk stay

    Dec 14, 2009

    Small group advisors from 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, assisted the Tiger Brigade by conducting basic communication training for combat advisor Class 86 in preparation for deployment.

  • Students, teachers receive Christmas gift of privacy

    Dec 14, 2009

    Thanks to the combined efforts of local civic leaders, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and U.S. officials, teachers at South Polk Elementary School will soon be able to instruct their students without interruptions from the class next door. Vernon Parish School Board Superintendent Jackie Self said the school board would fund a major renovation project for South Polk Elementary School, estimated to cost $2 million.

  • The U.S. Army Band presents Holiday Festival

    Dec 14, 2009

    For years, the annual holiday concerts performed by the talented members of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" have been a holiday tradition for Washington, DC audiences.

  • New York Army National Guard Celebrates National Guard Birthday

    Dec 14, 2009

    York Army National Guard Pfc. Joshua Loiselle, a Watervliet resident, joins Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General of New York, in cutting the National Guard birthday cake on Monday, Dec. 14, at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post conducts first exercise in Japan

    Dec 14, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post took the operational lead for Exercise Yama Sakura 57, providing the groundwork for a successful bilateral exercise with the Northern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • No pins, no problem for new RIA-JMTC focus factory

    Dec 14, 2009

    For 140 years, Rock Island Arsenal has strived to demonstrate a readiness similar to that of a United States Soldier. The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center's Small Arms Parts Focus Factory has recently proven this dedication to preparedness and to the Soldier, once again.

  • Wreaths at Pentagon Memorial may begin new tradition

    Dec 14, 2009

    On the western side of the Pentagon, at the memorial to those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, volunteers had mounted 184 evergreen wreaths on the fence -- one for each person who died there.

  • Japan-U.S. Military Exercise Improves Readiness

    Dec 14, 2009

    On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty, U.S. and Japanese forces have successfully concluded a major exercise here on Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.

  • Winter Wonderland 2009

    Dec 14, 2009

    Local families attend the seventh annual Winter Wonderland at the Ord Military Community Dec. 12.

  • Christmas celebration

    Dec 14, 2009

    LAWTON, Okla.--More than 1,300 Soldiers from Fort Sill's 434th Field Artillery Brigade packed the sanctuary of Lawton's First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for a special presentation of the Living Christmas Tree. The brigade provides basic and advanced individual training to new recruits who have just joined the Army. The service was a cooperative effort by the brigade's chaplain and the church and over half the brigade's trainees attended.

  • Yama Sakura 57 runs smoothly, thanks to 35th CSSB and friends

    Dec 14, 2009

    More than 1,500 U.S. troops descended on northern Japan Dec. 7-13 to participate in Yama Sakura 57, a bilateral, computer-based exercise designed to strengthen military operations and ties between the U.S. and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Most of these troops are working with their Japanese counterparts by manning computers, attending battle update briefs and coordinating air support. But some troops are working hard behind the scenes, collecting laundry, running transportation and distributing mail; all with the mission of providing logistical support to keep the exercise running smoothly. These troops belong to the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in Sagami General Depot, Japan.

  • Looking back on the Year of the NCO

    Dec 14, 2009

    As the year-long tribute for our noncommissioned officers comes to a close, we must not allow this recognition to be isolated to 2009. We must continue to work to develop NCOs through education, fitness and leadership training.

  • A Holiday Festival

    Dec 14, 2009

    Singers and instrumentalists of the United States Army Band make a joyful noise at the annual Holiday Festival concerts at DAR Constitution Hall over the weekend.

  • Yama Sakura troops experience Japanese culture

    Dec 14, 2009

    There was some nervousness at first, but in the end, the similarities between the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their Japanese hosts outstripped the differences.

  • Combined Federal Campaign hits goal

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--After six weeks of giving from their hearts and pockets, federal employees in Comanche County pushed the Fort Sill-Lawton Combined Federal Campaign over its campaign goal of $285,000.

  • Beware of check and credit card fraud

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--This is the time of year when the credit cards are flying fast and furious and the personal checks are getting more signatures than the Declaration of Independence. But, there are some things you can do to keep yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.

  • USACE changes project signs to show Afghan government successes

    Dec 14, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sign program highlights work of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs emerging national and provisional governments. New design for project signs posted at hundreds of construction sites gives credit to Afghan governmentsAca,!a,,c leadership and participation in delivering the infrastructure projects.

  • Navy edges Army in annual football classic

    Dec 14, 2009

    Navy's Ricky Dobbs established an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and the Midshipmen extended their winning streak against Army to eight with a 17-3 victory Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd of 69,541 fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Army Community Covenant signing

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Electronic Warfare course passes accreditation hurdle

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Twenty-four enlisted Soldiers graduated the Army Electronic Warfare Specialist course Wednesday at Snow Hall here, the final EW pilot class for the new military occupational specialty.

  • Chapter Helps Foster Community Covenants

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Fuel cards: Customs better able to track violations than with old coupon system

    Dec 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- People who misuse fuel ration cards or other Individual Logistic Support privileges are breaking more than just military regulations. ILS privileges are based on the customs provisions of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement which is why the U.S. Forces Customs investigators keep a close watch on both.

  • JFETS puts Soldiers in theater

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Hollywood has hit Fort Sill and more than 11,000 Soldiers and Marines have taken part in what they left behind: the Joint Fires and Effects Training System. No movie stars are in attendance but plenty of special effects are still intact.

  • New Wiesbaden housing: German-American leaders break ground on $133 million project

    Dec 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Quality-of-life enhancement efforts took another step forward in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Dec. 1 as German and American leaders broke ground for the new Wiesbaden Army Airfield South Housing Area.

  • Battle of the Bulge 65th anniversary commemoration

    Dec 14, 2009

    Sixty-five years after World War II's landmark Battle of the Bulge, U.S. and Belgian troops again marched side by side in Bastogne Dec. 12. Veterans and servicemembers from both nations joined thousands of well-wishers, including town officials, dignitaries and local residents, in commemorating the Allied forces' victory in the famous World War II battle.

  • 65th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge Ceremonies

    Dec 14, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium-Numerous ceremonies were held in and around Bastogne Dec. 12-13, 2009, to pay tribute to the 600,000 American Soldiers who deployed to the frontlines in the Ardennes to fight off a fierce Nazi offensive that surpassed 500,000 troops. At the end of the battle, which lasted from Dec. 16 to Jan. 25, 1944, and spread over 85 miles, more than 19,000 American Soldiers and 3,000 Belgian civilians lost their lives.

  • 'No-shows' cost hospital millions

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--In fiscal year 2009, many people took advantage of health care at Reynolds Army Community Hospital by not showing up to doctor's appointments and not calling ahead of time. How many people' 17,000. These people cost the hospital $1.2 million.

  • Tree lighting brightens holiday season

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The holiday season got under way with the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at McNair Hall Dec. 7. Gunner McNeil, 7, the post commanding general and Santa Claus joined forces to bring some holiday illumination to the tree in front of post headquarters.

  • Army receives next round of power distribution systems

    Dec 14, 2009

    Department of Defense Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) received the first four Fidelity Technologies Corporation Power Distribution Illumination Systems Electrical (PDISE) units to come off of the product line during a ceremony at its plant in Reading, Pa., on Nov. 23, 2009.

  • Heros' welcome

    Dec 14, 2009

    Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, enjoy an National Football League game that pitted the host Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg ACS class teaches home-buying skills

    Dec 14, 2009

    Spc. Alexander Fernandez attended a first-time homebuyers class in the Soldier Support Center Dec. 1. The class is offered quarterly through Army Community Service and is presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Fayetteville. Holly Close, a CCCS homeownership coordinator, said the class is designed to educate consumers before purchasing homes.

  • Corps of Engineers improves the quality of life at Incirlik Air Base

    Dec 14, 2009

    Construction begins soon on a housing project that will modernize more than 300 homes for the U.S. Air Force community in Turkey - and wrap up a 6-year military housing construction initiative.

  • Fort Bragg military children help pick out gifts for others through Toys for Tots program

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - More than 200 military children joined Families United for Our Troops and Toys for Tots in Fayetteville, N.C. Sunday, to pick out gifts for the children of deployed Soldiers.

  • Comfort Food Cookoff: Chilli Challenge Champion Chosen

    Dec 14, 2009

    A heated debate turned into heated treats for members of the Army Contracting Command as it held its first ever Chili Championship Challenge. According to Michael Holcomb, ACC Secretary to the General Staff and event coordinator, after some conversations at the water cooler it was decided that a chili cook off would be a fun competition and a great way to bring people together.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier finds calling through hunting

    Dec 14, 2009

    First Lt. Ron Gooding has spent most of his life hunting throughout the woods of South Carolina. In March, he found a way to share his passion for hunting with the "heroes" of America. Gooding is the executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, XVIII Airborne Corps. He is also founder of the non-profit group Hunting with a Hero, which was designed to facilitate limited-cost hunting trips for military members, veterans, firefighters and policemen.

  • USACE sees boom in DoDDS construction, renovations across Europe

    Dec 14, 2009

    An upsurge in Department of Defense school projects in Europe will bring almost $300 million in renovations and construction over the next four years, up from $15 million in fiscal year 2009.

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