Archive: Dec 2009

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  • WTB squad leader dedicates self to job, Army

    Dec 14, 2009

    The role of a Warrior Transition Battalion squad leader is similar, but requires a slightly different approach and complete devotion to the job. Staff Sgt. Jamika D. Coats, a squad leader in Company A, WTB, has that devotion. Coats has been a squad leader at the WTB for slightly over two years. She arrived at the WTB in the early days of the unit becoming established and has watched operations change and improve over the years.

  • Jump for toys - Fort Bragg paratroopers earn wings, help community during Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 14, 2009

    It is an emotional time of year for many of the people who worked with and remember Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler. Hundreds of paratroopers gathered at Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp Friday with the toys they were donating as part of the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop.

  • DSCC, Tobyhanna Army Depot hold SS&D transfer town hall

    Dec 14, 2009

    TOBYHANNA, Pa. - A town hall meeting was conducted Dec. 2 at Tobyhanna Army Depot in northeastern Pennsylvania for employees who perform the storage and distribution function for the Army industrial mission located here.

  • USASOC welcomes contingency contracting element

    Dec 14, 2009

    There's a new face on the block for Army contracting as far as U.S. Army Special Operations Command is concerned. The 905th Contingency Contracting Battalion officially stood up in October and is currently setting up teams across Army installations where Special Operations Forces are located.

  • FORSCOM building receives final structural beam

    Dec 14, 2009

    Construction workers at Fort Bragg's newest building placed the final structural beam in place Dec. 3, marking the completion of framework for the building that will house the U.S. Army Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Battle of the Bulge Re-enactors

    Dec 14, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - Re-enactors from Belgium and the Netherlands drove fully restored American World War II vehicles into the city of Bastogne, Belgium, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Dec. 12-13, 2009. Participants also donned official vintage uniforms and played a role in many of the ceremonies across town.

  • Zakho Emergency Hospital holds ribbon cutting

    Dec 14, 2009

    A state-of-the-art trauma center became a reality Dec. 7, when the community of northern Iraqi province of Dahuk celebrated the official opening of the Zakho Emergency Hospital. The $2.6 million, 40-bed facility was built with Economic Support Funds (ESF) provided by the United States and includes surgical wards, X-ray and MRI facilities, an interior parking lot, a security fence, a fully staffed security building and a power plant building to provide full-time dedicated electrical power to the hospital. "[The completion of this] project is a direct result of the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of State. We are thankful that they partnered with us to make this project a reality."

  • Fort Bragg high occupancy vehicle access control point to open in January

    Dec 14, 2009

    The first high occupancy vehicle lane has been planned for Yadkin Road access control point and will be operational by Jan. 3, 2010. The outside lane will be designated as an HOV lane from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "HOVs are identified as vehicles with two persons or more," said Tim Shea, Directorate of Logistics transportation chief.

  • Fort Bragg Family of the Year announced for 2009

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On Dec. 3, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Loehr, a platoon sergeant with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, his wife Nicole and six boys Jeremy, Jonathan, Joshua, Jeffery, Nicholas and James were selected as 2009 Fort Bragg Family of the Year at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Benelux garrison signs Army community covenant

    Dec 14, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - Three signatures formalized decades of friendship between the U.S. military, local residents and a Belgian army unit Dec. 12, a unique twist to traditional stateside U.S. Army Community Covenants.

  • Battle of the Bulge remembered 65 years later

    Dec 14, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - World War II veterans were surrounded by servicemembers, political leaders and appreciative citizens when the city of Bastogne commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which began Dec. 16, 1944.

  • DREAMCATCHER

    Dec 14, 2009

    To be embraced by the arms of the wind Smiled upon by stars Small in contrast to skies deep and vast Rivers knowing and still Currents cutting and fast Leaving my simple reasoning in awe... Without a single flaw despite Human law So I plead you forgive mortal greed My mind is in need to know the story of your seed And footsteps that tread hear before mine The Indians, Romans, the African and Greek The wise royal sick young the blind and weak Guarded by the mothering of your hand Patient and kind Your beauty soothing to body

  • 'Stop Loss' payments on way

    Dec 14, 2009

    After an initial delay caused by software and manpower issues, the first retroactive payments will be disbursed this week to Soldiers who were retained on active duty involuntarily under the so-called "Stop Loss" program.

  • District supports power projection in Livorno

    Dec 14, 2009

    Nowhere else in EUCOM does the term "Power Projection" mean more. But in early 2009, USACE got together with the local DPW, the Navy, and the Army Materiel Command and started renovations on the Leghorn Army Depot.

  • Cash Card service

    Dec 14, 2009

    Third Army Soldier Spc. Nicole Chandler, 376th Finance Management Company, Whitehall, Ohio, assists a customer with her Eagle Cash Card Dec. 14, at Camp Arifjan Kuwait. The cash card benefits servicemembers and civilians stationed overseas by reducing the need for cash on the battlefield. The U.S military saves hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by reducing the need to ship U.S. currency overseas.

  • Eagle Cash Card saves money and time

    Dec 14, 2009

    Third Army Soldier Spc. Nicole Chandler, 376th Finance Management Company, Whitehall, Ohio, assists a customer with his Eagle Cash Card Dec. 14, at Camp Arifjan Kuwait. The cash card benefits servicemembers and civilians stationed overseas by reducing the need for cash on the battlefield. The U.S military saves hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by reducing the need to ship U.S. currency overseas.

  • Holidays add to deployment stress

    Dec 14, 2009

    Holiday joy and holiday stress go hand in hand, especially for deployed servicemembers and their families.

  • Medical officers host Silver Caduceus Society Call at Taji

    Dec 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION TAJI, Iraq - Medical service corps officers at Contingency Operating Location Taji, Iraq, hosted a Silver Caduceus Society Call Dec. 5 to facilitate the professional development of the unit's Soldiers.

  • Operation: Back to School provides humanitarian aid to Iraqi schoolchildren

    Dec 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION TAJI, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers delivered kits filled with school supplies to Iraqi schoolchildren at Al Waleed School Dec. 6 near Contingency Operating Location Taji, Iraq.

  • WWE superstars, divas entertain troops at JBB

    Dec 14, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - World Wrestling Entertainment superstars and divas filmed a holiday special entitled "WWE Tribute to the Troops," Dec. 4 at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to honor deployed service members.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know John J. Wachs

    Aug 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know John J. Wachs

  • Army Trains and Tests Increment 1 Capabilities

    Dec 13, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Modernization Increment 1, also known as the Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT), is the initial roll out of BCT modernization capabilities to seven brigades starting in 2011. Increment 1 capabilities will empower Soldiers with increased Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Lethality capabilities. The Army has developed a modernization strategy that will start with seven IBCTs and incrementally field upgraded capabilities to the remaining BCTs. Increment 1 is composed of the small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV), class I unmanned air system (UAS), unattended ground sensors (UGS), non-line-of-sight launch system (NLOS-LS), and network integration kit (NIK).

  • New York Guard Troops At Home -- in Japan:Deployed Rainbow Soldiers Enjoy Visits with Host Nation Fa

    Dec 13, 2009

    NewYork Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, the Rainbow Division, training in Japan as part of Exercise Yama Sakura 57, visit Japanese citizens in their homes as part of a cultural exchange program.

  • Eastern African forces practice emergency response during field training exercise

    Dec 13, 2009

    During the third day of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Field Training Exercise, approximately 1,500 participants from 10 countries of East Africa worked together on various fictional scenarios, Dec. 2, 2009, in Djibouti.

  • U.S. Soldiers facilitate malaria laboratory training in Tanzania

    Dec 13, 2009

    A team of U.S. Army instructors from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided malaria microscopy training to 20 Tanzanian medical laboratory technicians, November 23 - December 4, 2009.

  • Uganda logistics capabilities enhanced through U.S. Army Africa mentorship

    Dec 13, 2009

    Thirteen troops from the Uganda Peoples Defence Force earned entry-level certification in aircraft load planning following a recent U.S. Army Africa-led mentorship program.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers in Japan Celebrate Guard Birthday

    Dec 13, 2009

    Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division celebrated the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard during a ceremony here Dec. 13 during Yama Sakura 57, the bilateral joint command post training exercise.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers in Japan Celebrate Guard Birthday

    Dec 13, 2009

    Representing the most senior Soldier and most junior Soldier of the assembled troops here for Yama Sakura, New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom (left) and division Soldier Pfc. Callie Haynes cut a cake to celebrate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard.

  • KFOR Soldiers combine forces to master art of quelling hostility

    Dec 13, 2009

    KFOR Soldiers from four nations came together here recently to practice their skills in controlling riots in one of the most realistic training environments anywhere. After four days of planning and rehearsing, Multi-National Task Force - East and Multi-National Task Force-Central Soldiers from the U.S., France, Switzerland and Austria faced a volatile and explosive test on a mock street corner. The exercise also used simulated rioters in the form of Irish and Slovakian Soldiers from MNTF-C. But, that's where simulation ended and realism began for this action-packed training exercise.

  • Yama Sakura Soldiers Celebrate National Guard Birthday

    Dec 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division joined with their division commander Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom and partner leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' Northern Army to commemorate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard. The troops are deployed to Hokkaido, Japan in support of Yama Sakura, the bilateral joint command post training exercise.

  • JSOTF-P Servicemembers Stuff 600 Holiday Stockings

    Jun 26, 2014

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines- Dozens of members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines donated their time to stuff nearly 600 holiday stockings at JSOTF-P Camp Navarro headquarters Dec. 12.

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Attends ESGR Signing in Chicago with Three Major

    Dec 12, 2009

    The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Dennis McCarthy, speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Chicago Dec. 11. During the event, senior representatives from three Illinois companies, AT & T, Leo Burnett and Motorola, signed an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency. Its mission is to gain and maintain the support of employers for service in the National Guard and Reserve by increasing awareness of the law, recognizing outstanding support and helping to resolve conflicts through informal mediation. "By signing this Employer Statement of Support, Motorola is reconfirming the commitment they first made in 2003 to our citizen-soldiers and their families. We are also pleased to welcome Leo Burnett and AT &T Illinois to the group of more than 54,000 employers who have pledged their support," McCarthy said. "At the Department of Defense we know that employer support is critical to our national security and we are grateful for the commitment these companies have made.

  • Chicago Bulls and the USO of IL, Celebrate Christmas with Soldiers and their Families

    Dec 12, 2009

  • Wreath Across America at Arlington

    Dec 12, 2009

    The Worcester Wreath Company, 6,000 volunteers and the non-profit Wreaths Across America decorate Arlington National Cemetery with 15,000 fresh balsam fir wreaths Saturday. Images from the occasion.

  • An Army Of "O.N.E."

    Dec 12, 2009

  • Australian Unit says Goodbye with BBQ

    Dec 12, 2009

    Members of the Australian Force Unit 2 hosted a BBQ for coalition troops at Billabong Flats, Camp LSA, Kuwait Dec. 1.

  • 2009 Battle of the Bulge Historical March

    Dec 12, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - 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 by retracing the World War II Soldiers steps through the Bastogne countryside. Events commemorating the famous battle throughout the weekend included a parade, wreath-laying ceremonies, re-enactments of the battle and the traditional "Walnut Toss" from the balcony of city hall.

  • Battle of the Bulge veteran recalls contrast of warmth amid harsh realities of war

    Dec 12, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - As Allied countries commemorate the Battle of the Bulge Dec. 12-13 in Bastogne, Belgium, one U.S. World War II veteran recalls the harsh conditions of World War II and forging a deep bond with a Belgian family.

  • Yama Sakura Exercise Co-Director Congratulates Rainbow Staff, Soldiers

    Dec 12, 2009

    Lieutenant General Takeshi Sakai, commander of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' Northern Army, presents a commanders' challenge coin to New York Army National Guard Maj. Jamey Barcomb of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters

  • New York Troops At Home - in Japan: Deployed Rainbow Soldiers Enjoy Visits with Host Nation Familie

    Dec 12, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division bask in the hospitality of their Japanese hosts during the cultural exchange portion of Yama Sakura 57, the bilateral joint command post exercise at Camp Chitose, Japan.

  • 99th RSC gives check to Vermont Governor

    Dec 11, 2009

  • The Guns of Colorado - 169th Fires Brigade Adds Artillery Muscle to Yama Sakura 57

    Dec 11, 2009

    Members of the Colorado Army National Guard train during the Yama Sakura USARPAC exercise Yama Sakura 57 in Hokkaido Japan as part of the bilateral joint training exercise.

  • 42nd Division Shares Lessons, Baseball Lore with Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 11, 2009

  • Fort Shafter Palm Circle Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Dec 11, 2009

    Pictures from the Palm Circle holiday concert and tree lighting ceremony.

  • A new flag pole rises at the National Training Center

    Dec 11, 2009

  • Cadets bring rivalry to halls of Pentagon

    Dec 11, 2009

    West Point cadets came to the Pentagon Friday knowing that a win over Navy could bring them back to the nation's capital for a bowl game later this month.

  • Guest speaker encourages graduates to seek moral, as well as physical, courage

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2009) -Judge James E. Baker, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, thanked graduates at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Dec. 11 for their continued service in support of the nation. "...I jumped at the opportunity to come out here," he said. "because I simply wanted to say 'thank you' - thank you for putting into the simple language of action the high ideal which is your oath of service to support and defend the Constitution. As you and your families know, that oath is not cost free."

  • Count Holley blesssed to receive AUSA award

    Dec 11, 2009

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  • "Last Dance" movie short speaks of love eternal

    Dec 11, 2009

    Battery commander's wife acts in award movie short portraying grieving widow given one last chance/ one last dance with her fallen Soldier husband.

  • Team effort saves the life of Knox Soldier

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - People taking the time to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, no matter how long ago, is the reason a Soldier here is alive and well.

  • Fort Irwin students have eyes on Jupiter

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Students at Tiefort View Intermediate School might not have drops of Jupiter in their hair, but they will definitely have their eyes on the Gaseous Planet as NASA prepares to launch its JUNO mission in 2011.

  • Unit Safety Day a smorgasbord of events

    Dec 11, 2009

    From an often gory and somewhat disturbing movie about food safety through avalanche probes and beacons to vehicle safety inspections, the Soldiers at Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) here were treated to a full menu of safety classes designed to keep them safe this winter, in the kitchen and out of doors.

  • SMA urges Master Resilience Trainers to share knowledge

    Dec 11, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians attending the Master Resilience Training course in Philadelphia, Pa., were challenged by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Thursday to take the lessons learned here back their units and share them with Soldiers and families.

  • 1st Armored Division Cases Colors for Deployment

    Dec 11, 2009

  • 1st Armored Division Cases Colors for Deployment

    Dec 11, 2009

    WIESBADEN ARMY AIRFIELD, Germnay -- Soldiers from 1st Armored Division Special Troops Battalion marched into a parking lot on Wiesbaden Army Airfield filled with Christmas lights, ponies, rides and their families and friends as they prepared to case their unit colors for the last time in Germany before deploying to Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.

  • Army Research Lab invests in network science research

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Army Research Laboratory will be investing up to $166 million over the next five years to bring government, industry and academic institutions together to advance the Army's network capabilities.

  • Army bids farewell to general after 36 years

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Army bid an official farewell to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-4, in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service during his retirement ceremony held Nov. 24 at FORSCOM headquarters.

  • December is National Drunk, Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. - The holiday season is in full force, with holiday parties scheduled and Christmas day and New Year's Eve parties looming. While I encourage you to enjoy the season and its opportunities to rejoice with Family and friends, I urge you to do so responsibly.

  • 2009 DLIFLC Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its 2009 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony inside the Presidio of Monterey chapel due to rainy weather. A smaller tree was lit inside during the observance but the outside tree was also lit up for the participants when they departed the chapel. Col. Sue Ann Sandusky, the commandant of the DLIFLC, officially welcomed all and was assisted by the younger attendees in turning the lights on.

  • Monterey Area Veterans Transition Center offers assistance to all local vets

    Dec 11, 2009

    Local veterans who need assistance, perhaps because of the downturn in the economy or one of many other reasons, one additional organization to turn to for a helping hand that goes beyond the holiday season is the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey Country.

  • Fort Lewis frog recovery effort keeps biologists hopping

    Dec 11, 2009

    Biologists at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Northwest Zoo Alliance, The Evergreen State College, Cedar Creek Correctional Center and Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife are involved in a five-year-long Oregon spotted frog species reintroduction pilot project at the post's remote 40-acre Dailman Lake. The frog, native to the Puget Lowlands, has become a state endangered species due to loss of habitat, predation by non-native species, and disease.

  • Officials unveil $42.6 million Aberdeen road project

    Dec 11, 2009

    ABERDEEN, Md. - State officials unveiled a $42.6 million road project outside Aberdeen Proving Ground today. The project is the first major infrastructure construction in anticipation of the thousands of new federal employees coming to the area under the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC.

  • Redstone Community Sends 150 Care Packages

    Dec 11, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This holiday season a single Christmas tree will light the Afghanistan darkness - and the hearts of the Soldiers of ISAF Joint Command. "The lighting of a tree has always reminded us that there is still hope, there is still light in the midst of darkness," said Lt. Col. Mickey Jett, chaplain for the command in Kabul, Afghanistan. "We will light the tree right before dusk and remember God's blessings upon our nation, remember what we are fighting for, the right to worship God according to the dictates of our heart, the right to sing and know we are blest." The tree lighting won't just bring some Christmas spirit to the Soldiers, but also a special present from Redstone Arsenal and the Huntsville community. It was less than two weeks ago that Laura Ayers, headquarters AMC program lead for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages and the Government Industry Data Exchange Program, received an e-mail from Jett, who she had worked with at HQ AMC-forward, letting her know that they were hoping to have a special tree lighting ceremony and wanted to distribute care packages filled with basic necessities to their Soldiers. Ayers responded immediately that 150 special surprises, as well as a Christmas tree would be delivered in time for Christmas.

  • A special celebration: U.S., Canadian special forces commemorate combined efforts during WWII

    Dec 11, 2009

    As a CH-47 Chinook passed over a prairie training area on Fort Lewis, Wash., 14 U.S. and Canadian Special Forces members jumped out on cue during an annual event that celebrates "Menton Week."

  • Deploying With the Heart Of A Community

    Dec 11, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leah Shallbetter is bracing herself for another year of separation from her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Rob Shallbetter of the Alabama National Guard's 441st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion. The Toney resident can tell the story of her husband's three deployments based on the ages of the couple's children - 7-year-old Bette was three weeks old when her father deployed to Afghanistan, 5-year-old Josie was three months old when her father deployed to Iraq and, for his upcoming deployment, the family's youngest member, John Robert, is 2 1/2 years old. "I'm nervous about this deployment being a year," Shallbetter said. "But I have a strong faith in the Lord and that keeps me at peace. It's really harder for him because he will be away from the kids for so long." The Shallbetters were among several families and a crowd of 500 who attended the deployment ceremony for the 45 Soldiers of the 441st on Dec. 2 at the Jaycees Building in John Hunt Park. The Soldiers left Dec. 3 for additional training and preparation at Camp Shelby, Miss., before deploying to Baghdad, where they will use their training and "the best equipment money can buy" to protect and defend U.S. troops against explosive ordnance and other enemy attacks, said their commander, Lt. Col. Roger Yearwood.

  • Army Releases November Suicide Data

    Dec 11, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11) — The Army released suicide data for the month of November on December 10. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides, all of which are pending determination of the manner of death. For October, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and 13 remain under investigation.

  • Honor Flight Schedules Last Voyage

    Dec 11, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Since its inception in 2007, Honor Flight Tennessee Valley has flown 1,002 World War II veterans free of charge to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. The one-day trips, which started with the maiden voyage of 14 veterans flown on a commercial flight, grew into major community events both in Huntsville and D.C., involving hundreds of volunteers and flag-waving well wishers along with a show of patriotism that followed the veterans as they visited their memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial and other D.C. sites. Those trips are destined to become part of history in the spring of 2010 as Honor Flight completes its final flight. "This program has been about the recognition of the accomplishments of these veterans. They are the oldest living generation who paid for the freedom we are enjoying. We owe them everything, and we are grateful we've been able to give them Honor Flight," said Joe Fitzgerald, who has spearheaded the local Honor Flight effort and who serves as president of the Honor Flight board of directors. Currently, Honor Flight has a database of almost 200 WW II veterans who will fly on the April 24 and May 29 Honor Flights. The organization will continue to take applications for those flights through Jan. 31.

  • Veteran Of The Year Works To Serve

    Dec 11, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Max Bennett will be the first to point out that he isn't a one-man show. Although he was recognized as the 2009 Veteran of the Year by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition during its annual Veterans Day Dinner, Bennett said the real credit goes to the members of the Redstone Arsenal Chapter of the Warrant Officers Association and other organizations who have worked alongside him in serving veterans and providing support for community initiatives. "This is a very personal award, and I am honored and humbled to receive it," he said. "But this award really reflects the hard work that members of the Warrant Officers Association do in this community." Bennett, a retired chief warrant officer 4, is the president of the Warrant Officers Association.

  • Photo entries sought for Heritage Project contest

    Dec 11, 2009

    Entries are being sought for the Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project Photo Contest. Everyone, to include the general public and military families stationed around the world, is encouraged to participate. The contest will continue through the end of January and winning photos will be published in the Fort Monroe newspaper, the "Casemate."

  • Education System Learns Hard Lesson

    Dec 11, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This has been a tough year for the Army education system. The Army Continuing Education System lost its contractor employees worldwide in November after a contract dispute. Contractors represented about 60 percent of the system's work force. The only places unaffected were in Europe because their contract wasn't up for bids. At Redstone's Education Center, five of seven workers were lost. The Garrison reduced the impact by providing two interns, bringing the center's staff to four. "Had it not been for the Garrison Model Intern Program that we established, we would not have had these two high-performing employees on our staff," Garrison human resources director Joe Winston said. Fortunately, the contract dispute was resolved Friday and the contractors returned to work Dec. 7.

  • USAG NCOs tour post

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Garrison noncommissioned officers take time off from busy schedules to tour historical areas on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Operation Toy Drop 2009

    Dec 11, 2009

    Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

  • Celebrating the Season

    Dec 11, 2009

    As we observe the holiday season, Soldiers both here and abroad have many reasons to celebrate. Many of you will be spending time with Family and friends, while others will be celebrating a safe return home from an extended overseas deployment.

  • Vehicle Rodeo rounds up fun for Soldiers, Families

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 591st Medical Logistics Company hosted its first annual Vehicle Rodeo at Enforcer Field Nov. 12.

  • Sustainers attend FEMA training

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) had Soldiers participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Incident Command System - 400 training held at Fort Knox.

  • 100th BSB returns home

    Dec 11, 2009

  • 405th AFSB Hosts RDECOM deputy commander

    Dec 11, 2009

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently hosted Brig. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Greene visited the brigade to discuss the integration of military technology, specifically the Field Assistance in Science and Technology team's activities, into the brigade's operations.

  • Sustainers participate in annual "Holiday Salute"

    Dec 11, 2009

    Recently, 7th Sustainment Brigade hosted military reporter Mike Gooding, WVEC, as he filmed and interviewed Soldiers with the 567th ICTC (Inland Cargo Transfer Company) as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in February. The coverage included stand-up interviews in the company area (outside) and B-roll footage in the Battalion Motor Pool of battle-drill exercises with HUMVEES.

  • 21st TSC's top cooks prepare to take on world's best

    Dec 11, 2009

    Four Soldier-chefs from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command are sharpening their knifes and their cooking skills to compete alongside the best military culinary professionals from all over the world at the 34th Annual Culinary Arts Competition scheduled for March 12-13 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Senior Sustainment Warrant Officer hangs up boots after 27 years of service

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Aaron, the senior automotive maintenance technician for support operations in the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), retired after more than 27 years in service during the United States Army Armor Center and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony Nov. 30 at the Fort Knox Leader's Club.

  • Fort Huachuca Community Spouse's Club historic homes tour attracts hundreds

    Dec 11, 2009

    Fort Huacuca's Community Spouse's Club historic homes tour attracts hundreds.

  • Apache Block III Aircraft Tests New Technology

    Dec 11, 2009

    Developmental prototypes of the U.S. Army's next-generation Block III Apache Attack helicopter tested emerging technologies which allow pilots to control UAVs and their sensor payloads from the cockpit of the aircraft during a so-called Limited User Test (LUT) in November at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., service officials said.

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Dec 11, 2009

    Personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe off-loaded a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan. The TASM-E personnel provided key movement support Oct. 25-27 to the Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Avn. Bde., 3rd Inf. Div. based out of Hunter Army Airfield at Fort Stewart, Ga. The movement included an array of helicopters, containers and various pieces of cargo essential to provide continued support for Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Ministry helps Soldiers navigate life

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When CPT Charles Parsons graduated from Airborne School in 2005, he had been at Fort Benning only three weeks. With his family out of state, he wasn't expecting anyone at the graduation. So, when some Soldiers he met a few days earlier through the Navigators ministry showed up with their support and congratulations, Parsons was surprised, he said.

  • Kelley Hill Soldier pays homage to victims of Hood shooting

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, in early November made a lasting impression on PFC Elena Fedorova.

  • Schutzenschnur range a 'hit' for 18th MPs

    Dec 11, 2009

    Of the many perks that come with being stationed in Germany - the travelling, the schnitzel and, of course, the beer - the one thing that many Soldiers seem most eager to accomplish during their tour here is earning themselves a SchAfA1/4tzenschnur, the German marksmanship badge.

  • Live-fire demo showcases future weapons

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Small Arms Branch of the Soldier Requirements Division rolled out more than 30 weapon systems - including pistols, rifles, sniper weapons, machine guns and grenade launchers - for a special live-fire demonstration recently on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Post kicks off holiday season

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning families escaped the rain Tuesday, gathering inside The Infantry Center Chapel Tuesday for the annual lighting of the Menorah and Christmas tree. Before the ceremonial lighting, the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band and chorale groups from Faith Middle School, Wilson, Stowers and Loyd elementary schools provided Chanukah and yuletide music. Afterward, all were invited for holiday refreshments.

  • New CSU degree boosts Soldier access

    Dec 11, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Columbus State University will offer a new Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts degree beginning in January.

  • Community encouraged to evaluate customer service on post via ICE

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Have a compliment or complaint' Bernard Goss, the post's customer service officer, wants to hear from you.

  • MACH updates H1N1, seasonal flu information

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The H1N1 vaccination is mandatory for all active-duty personnel and will be administered en masse. The vaccinations will take place at sites on Sand Hill and Main Post and should be completed by Friday, Fort Benning officials said.

  • 'New' van helps MSD Honor Guard honor veterans

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Tom Earnest gladly accepted keys to a shiny white van from John Nau during a Dec. 7 ceremony at the Memorial Plaza in San Antonio.

  • Rangers edge Road Dawgs 43-40

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With less than a minute remaining in the game, the Road Dawgs pulled to within one point of the Rangers, but last-second free throws saved the Rangers' 43-40 win Tuesday in the winners bracket quarterfinals of the Commander's Cup preseason basketball tournament at Smith Fitness Center.

  • Logistics Modernization Program coming to ASC

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Logistics Modernization Program, a new, web-based method of managing Army materiel assets, is coming to ASC in October 2010. It will replace two of the Army's largest legacy systems, the more than 30-year-old Commodity Command Standard System (CCSS) and the Standard Depot System (SDS).

  • AMEDDC&S announces Instructor of the Year

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center & School announced the winner of the Instructor of the Year competition Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the AMEDD Museum.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Dec 11, 2009

  • Blue Devils prepare for mat campaign

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A competition is only one part of wrestling. The behind-the-scenes work is just as important, said Larry Morgan, Columbus High School Blue Devils head coach.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center anniversary marks milestone in meeting Soldiers' needs

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One year and more than 81,000 visitors later, the "right thing to do" has meant the world to wounded warriors and their Families who frequent the Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It was the greatest battle in American history. More than 800,000 Americans fought, and 83,000 became casualties. It wasn't Gettysburg - it was the Battle of the Bulge. What began as a massive and wildly successful surprise attack by German forces on Dec. 16, 1944, ended six weeks later when the Allies restored the original battle lines after causing more than 100,000 casualties in the dwindling German army.

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