Archive: Dec 2009

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  • Partnership helps injured Soldiers continue training

    Dec 11, 2009

    Athletic Training graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University are diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries in Soldiers as part of the Warrior Athletic Trainer Program, a pilot partnership program, with the 192nd Infantry Brigade on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Farrier visits Fort Benning

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Dave Wiggin Jr., a horseshoeing professional with more than 25 years of experience, shared some of his knowledge with Fort Benning Soldiers and families Saturday at the Hunt Club on Marne Road.

  • Holiday Tree Lighting

    Dec 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009. Fort Belvoir's Holiday Tree lighting drew more than 100 children and their parents to the Belvoir Chapel Friday. A children's choir, cookies from a local bakery, hot chocolate, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus with candy canes, added to the festivities as the lights were turned on by children of deployed Soldiers. After the outdoor festivities, the U.S. Navy Country Current ensemble and Sea Chanters performed a number of musical numbers - some traditional and some with unique arrangements - at Wallace Theater.

  • Soldiers pull duty on Falcons Fitness Flag Crew

    Dec 11, 2009

    ATLANTA - About 60 Fort Benning Soldiers were guests at the Georgia Dome for Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Dietz assumes command of HHC-SA

    Dec 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009 -- Fort Belvoir bid farewell to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Special Activities commander, Capt. Andrea So, Monday, in a change-of-command ceremony at Wood Theater. Capt. David Dietz, formerly the company commander of the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company, assumed command of HHC-SA.

  • Interactive museum sends visitors back in time

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you've ever been curious what food was served at the Last Supper or wondered how baby Moses stayed afloat in a basket of reeds, you are invited to travel back in time and have some of your questions answered at the Explorations in Antiquity Center. This historical museum in LaGrange, Ga., features full-scale archaeological replicas, including a Roman aqueduct, a New Testament cross, a Herodian Period tomb, Israelite and Canaanite altars, a stone quarry, a Judean watchtower and much more.

  • Fort Belvoir Elementary School psychologist wins Fairfax County award

    Dec 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009 -- A member of the Fort Belvoir Elementary School staff was recently recognized by Fairfax County Public Schools as tops in her field in the school system.

  • Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport upgrades improve safety, security

    Dec 11, 2009

    Improved runway lighting and signage will make it easier and safer for aircraft taking off and landing at the joint-use Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. A new fence project also improves perimeter security and provides protection against wildlife encounters with the aircraft.

  • Spiritual resiliency helps Soldiers weather life's traumas

    Dec 11, 2009

    People who have spiritual resiliency have a greater chance to weather life's traumas and even use them as events to improve their lives than people who don't have great spiritual resiliency, said Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Ray Woolridge.

  • 181st Infantry Brigade trains Soldiers at Fort McCoy for deployment

    Dec 11, 2009

    Col. Michael Todd, commander of the 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy, said his brigade is focused on training Soldiers for deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as the winter season approaches.

  • WWE holds national anthem singing contest at Holt Stadium

    Dec 11, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The United States' national anthem, "The Star- Spangled Banner," is a staple of American history and symbol of national pride. Twenty-eight service members competed for the honor to sing the national anthem before a panel of World Wrestling Entertainment judges Dec. 3 at Holt Stadium at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, before the next day's wrestling match for the troop's entertainment.

  • 13th ESC wins Amazing Race charity run

    Dec 11, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members ran a race, played golf blindfolded and choked down the "nastiest" food the chow hall had to offer Dec. 5 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to raise money for the Combined Federal Campaign - Overseas.

  • Obama promises conditions-based Afghanistan transition

    Dec 11, 2009

    Any changes in U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan, when security responsibility starts to transfer to the Afghans in July 2011, will be considered in light of the situation on the ground at that time, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

  • Time right to transfer security to Iraqis, Odierno says

    Dec 11, 2009

    It is necessary and right that Iraqi soldiers and police assume security responsibilities for their people, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said in New York City Wednesday.

  • New Iraqi Army base opens in Maysan province

    Dec 11, 2009

    IRAQI ARMY CAMP AL MEMONA, Iraq - A ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 9 marked the celebration of the official opening of Iraqi Army Camp Al Memona, Iraq.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Iraq prepare for 2010 elections

    Dec 11, 2009

    A strong, capable police force is a key factor in the U.S. strategy to bring stability to Iraq. To prepare for the 2010 national elections, the Corps Gulf Region District is managing the construction of 15 Expedient Police Stations in northern Iraq.

  • Corps of Engineers fights corruption by requiring payment to Afghan workers

    Dec 11, 2009

    New policy requires contractors to prove they've met Afghan law and paid their workers. The intent is to prevent contractors from skimming wages or simply not paying workers and suppliers, a widespread practice in a country marred by corruption.

  • LEAP Awards Recognize Excellence Across the Army Enterprise

    Dec 10, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> As the Army moves to adapt its institutions, senior leaders are recognizing the contributions that Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioners provide to the force. On November 24th, the Army held the second annual LSS Excellence Award Program (LEAP) ceremony for LSS practitioners leading superior process improvement and project execution. Commissioned by the Secretary of the Army, the LEAP Award is intended to recognize individuals and teams who demonstrate excellence in building, sustaining, and implementing results-driven process improvement projects.

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

    Dec 10, 2009

    New York Army National Guard 42nd Division Commander Brig. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom (left), and Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Yamamoto, commander of the 7th Division, Japan Ground Defense Forces, pose with a Red Sox t-shirt Wickstrom has just given Yamamoto Dec

  • Fort Huachuca is home to last MARS station

    Dec 10, 2009

    Fort Huachuca is home to the only U.S. Army Military Affiliate Radio System in the world. Army MARS, a Department of Defense program, provides emergency communications for the military. It is designed to support national and state emergency communications, provide health and welfare, and promote the art and science of radio.

  • Formica nomination confirmed

    Dec 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Formica has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Army updates health promotion regulations

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Army has revised its regulations on health promotion and suicide prevention to provide an improved, comprehensive "how to" guide for commanders and Soldiers.

  • Iraqi Military Officials Tour Fort McNair

    Dec 10, 2009

    How do Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and US Army Military District of Washington work with civilian authorities and federal agencies' How does the command respond to emergencies and work with our local, state and national counterparts' Those were just some of the questions posed by four members of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior during their visit to Fort McNair on Wednesday.

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • Thunder rolls -- second quarter explosion powers 'Cats to win

    Dec 10, 2009

    In 1980, The Clash sang, "I fought the law, and the law won." Monday night at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, the law finally registered a defeat. The Thundercats' offense exploded for 21 points in the second quarter in a 21-6 win over the 6th Military Police Detachment Bulldogs in intramural football's first playoff game.

  • Unsung heroes -- former Soldiers give installation 'sound' effort

    Dec 10, 2009

    Retired Sgts. 1st Class Jon Nelson and James Blackmon still feel like they're waking up for physical training at 5 a.m. many days. Their PT, however, no longer consists of running and push-ups. Instead, it involves lugging speakers, wires, televisions and audio equipment to events around post during all hours of the day.

  • 699th Maintenance Company returns home for Christmas

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Fort Rucker spouse organization members treat local seniors to party

    Dec 10, 2009

    Christmas decorations adorned the walls and tables in The Landing. Sounds of Christmas music and shouts of "Bingo!" pricked ears. Smiles lit up the room as senior citizens reminisced about older days. More than 120 senior citizens participated in the Fort Rucker Enlisted Spouses Organization's 33rd annual Dale County Senior Citizens Christmas Party Dec. 2. The event allows "seniors to get out and connect with each other and the community," said ESO member Velma Bastin.

  • Keep safety in mind during holidays

    Dec 10, 2009

    December comprises several holidays that usually fill community members' calendars with many activities. But between shopping, decorating and traveling, security and safety precautions should not be ignored in the chaos, warn local officials. Community Police and Crime Prevention Supervisor Peggy Contreras said shoppers should remain on high alert when braving busy malls and retail stores. She said appealing sales and big crowds provide distractions, making buyers easy targets for thieves and attackers.

  • Military spouses learn about new job policy

    Dec 10, 2009

    A human resources specialist educated six spouses of active-duty servicemembers during a seminar Wednesday on Executive Order 13473, enabling federal hiring managers to hire eligible military spouses without complex or competitive processes.

  • Sights of the season -- post, Wiregrass events spread holiday cheer

    Dec 10, 2009

    Christmas tree lightings, festive carols and snowball fights were just a few sights, sounds and events community members recently enjoyed at Fort Rucker and surrounding communities to ring in the holiday season.

  • 'Holly Jolly Christmas' -- Annual tree lighting kicks off holiday season

    Dec 10, 2009

    With the flip of a switch, a towering evergreen tree laden with homemade decorations and lights cast a soft glow across Howze Parade Field before hundreds of community members Dec. 3. Five-year-old Emma Hatcher and U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Commander Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III managed the colorful display controls during the annual post Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

  • "One Soldier at a Time"

    Dec 10, 2009

    "Soldier, a military man lifted to ferve a prince or ftate, in confideration of a certain daily pay. An Univerfal Military Dictionary," 1779.

  • Defender 6 Sends

    Dec 10, 2009

    In recent years, the Army and its Installations have enjoyed unprecedented levels of funding. In fiscal year 2008, the Army hit a high water mark in its fiscal history with a total annual budget exceeding $250 billion - three times more than FY 2001 funding level.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Dec 10, 2009

    More than two decades ago, Col. Richard E. Crogan II followed in Col. Alan M. Stull's footsteps as an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC student. On Monday, Crogan began another journey mirroring Stull's career path when he became the Aviation Center Logistics Command's newest leader during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Monmouth's role in early television revealed

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - A group of Hollywood and Broadway draftees assigned to Fort Monmouth, N.J., were such talented performers that they appeared on the first day of commercial television in the United States on July 1, 1941.

  • Maj. Gen. Barclay speaks on the Challenge to Change

    Dec 10, 2009

    Thirty-one years ago, I stepped out of the U.S. Military Academy and into an Army that was a shell of what it is today. Five years out of Vietnam, we were struggling to rebuild our institution while our operating Army sat mostly idle peering eastward from our defensive positions in Western Europe at our single adversary, the Soviet Union. The Army's slice of the 1978 defense budget of $104 billion offered meager resources to train collectively and little, if any, to develop our noncommissioned officers and officer corps professionally.

  • HQDA G-4's speech to the T-Log graduates

    Dec 10, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson's speech to the December 2009 graduates of the Quartermaster Center and Schools Theater Logistics Studies Program.

  • New unit takes charge of Task Force Hellas in MNTF-E

    Dec 10, 2009

    Task Force Hellas, the Greece -led element of Multi-National Task Force-East, gained new leadership in a transfer-of-authority ceremony held here Tuesday evening. At the ceremony, the Greek Army's 501st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Konstantinos Tsekmes, took over for the 525th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Dimitrios Bountouris. The 525th has served in Kosovo since June 15, 2009. The 501st is set to serve until June 2010.

  • Workers meet TACOM CofS

    Dec 10, 2009

    Col. Jeanne Hooper said her Nov. 23 visit to the depot provided her with a perspective of depot maintenance essential to her job as TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Chief of Staff, a post she was assigned to in September. Hooper comes to TACOM LCMC after serving three tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Depot starts Stryker reset work

    Dec 10, 2009

    The depot began work Nov. 16 on the first of 312 Strykers to be reset here in a workshare agreement with General Dynamics Land Systems, the maker of the Stryker.

  • Royals sign autographs, present $25K for families

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Army Community Service is providing $50 gift cards to more than 400 families of deployed Soldiers on Fort Leavenworth, thanks to a donation from Royals Charities. Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus, and team Hall of Famers second baseman Frank White and pitcher Dennis Leonard visited post to sign autographs, meet with Army families and present a $25,000 check to support waiting families Dec. 2 at the Frontier Conference Center.

  • New York Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers March Against Hunger in Buffalo

    Dec 10, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers belonging to the New York Army National Guard and the Army Reserve volunteered to take a ten mile road march through Buffalo, New York, picking up food parcels along the way to donate to the Western New York Food Bank. The Soldiers picked up 2,000 pounds of food, double the amount in 2008. A donation from Wegmann's raised the tally to 13,000 pounds.

  • NCOAca,!E+continues family tradition of service

    Dec 10, 2009

    For recently promoted Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Johnson, serving in the military - specifically as a noncommissioned officer - is a family tradition. Johnson, his father and brothers have a combined 140 years with the military, more than 100 of those years as noncommissioned officers.

  • Spartans Take Over Ninewa Province

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Over the past week, each battalion from 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, located in the Ninewa Province, Iraq, unveiled their battle Colors during individual ceremonies.

  • Operation Homefront assists Soldiers, families

    Dec 10, 2009

    The economic woes being felt by people from all walks of life, certainly include members of the military. This is where Operation Homefront can step in to help.

  • SAMS continues to shape critical, creative thinkers

    Dec 10, 2009

    Students, faculty, family and friends gathered for the School of Advanced Military Studies class 2009-02 graduation Dec. 3 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. The 29 SAMS graduates included officers from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, Germany and the United Kingdom, and one Department of Defense civilian. Each of the graduates received a master of military arts and science degree, and most will be assigned as division or corps-level staff officers.

  • Spartans Earn Marne Combat Patch

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - First-time deployed Soldiers from 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division joined the ranks of their fellow combat-deployed Spartan brothers and sisters as they donned the Marne patch during a Combat Patch Ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Marez, in northern Iraq, Dec. 2.

  • Student program trains future depot workers

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Student Educational Employment Program, better known as the co-op program, has added hundreds of employees to the workforce of Anniston Army Depot. The program, now approaching its 10th year, teaches the trades of machining, mechanics, welding, hydraulics/pneumatics and electronics.

  • McKinley discusses evolving role of National Guard

    Dec 10, 2009

    Gen. Craig McKinley says that military officers should never underestimate the value of planning and working together as a team.

  • APICS providing foundation for ERP, LMP implementation

    Dec 10, 2009

    Dr. Gary Landis began in November 2008 helping employees here acquire the foundation for a successful implementation of the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • 3ID Soldiers get glimpse of the past in Dublin, Ga

    Dec 10, 2009

    DUBLIN, Ga. --Soldiers representing Fort Stewart's 3rd Sustainment Brigade, the 3rd Infantry Division Band and Winn Army Medical Center took that charge and ran with it, Dec. 1, when they paid a visit to the center, located in Dublin, Ga., armed with hand-made fruit baskets donated by the Liberty County Veterans Council. Joining them on the visit was 3rd ID duputy commanding general-rear, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, and Command Sgt. Maj Jeffrey Ashmen. During their visit, the Soldiers delivered the baskets, then sat and talked with many of the patients. Some even walked through the halls singing Christmas carols while dressed as Santa's helpers.

  • Stewart-Hunter tree lightings brighten young hearts, welcome holiday season

    Dec 10, 2009

    Hundreds of children, young and old, could not be dissuaded by the cool evening air as they gathered outside for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Club Stewart, Dec. 3 and at Hunter Club, Dec. 7.

  • Mustang Squadron Trains 'Light'

    Dec 10, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Vanguard Brigade Soldiers are continuing to train as a lighter fighting force - fulfilling the Army's need for a light infantry brigade combat team, and serving as the only one of its kind in the 3rd Infantry Division. For Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training in accordance with the brigade's new standard brings a whole new meaning to Table VIII Gunnery.

  • 24th Finance Co brings cash to outlying posts

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - For Soldiers at small outposts in Iraq, buying movies, hygiene products and luxury items isn't as easy as just going to a store and swiping a credit card. Fortunately for these Soldiers, the finance troops from Charlie Detachment, 24th Finance Company, out of Fort Stewart, are always ready to bring much needed cash to small outposts throughout Kirkuk Province.

  • 3 ID, Benedictine remember Pearl Harbor

    Dec 10, 2009

    <B> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </B> Benedictine Military School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets marched in formation on the school's parade field while friends and staff members and veterans watched from the stands, Dec. 7.

  • KFOR legal advisors help untangle the law

    Dec 10, 2009

    Working in a multinational environment, the many militaries of KFOR 12 (Kosovo Forces) face a tangled web of law. Legal advisers help guide KFOR through the web. "There are currently Solders from 32 nations here in Kosovo," said Col. Anne Ehrsam-Holland, the deputy chief legal adviser for KFOR. "Particularly when there is a large contingent of soldiers, there are many country-specific legal issues that arise. It is virtually impossible for any one attorney to have the expertise to handle country-specific issues for so many countries."

  • New York Army National Guard NCO Honored by New York USO

    Dec 10, 2009

    New York, NY-- New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltz, a New York State Trooper from Cropseyville, NY, received the USO of Metropolitan New York's Prestigious George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award at the organization's annual dinner, Wednesday Dec. 9. Meltz, a member of the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team, has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry. He received the Bronze Star for Valor for his actions in Iraq in 2008 while serving as First Sgt, of D Co. 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry. After his company was ambushed he rescued Soldiers from a burning humvee, returned fire with a machinegun, and then continually exposed himself to the enemy as he assisted the company commander in organizing a successful resistance and counterattack. Meltz served on Active Duty and in the Army Reserve before joining the New York Army National Guard in 2003.

  • First national Army Reserve LTC command selection board kicks off at the "Wildcat" lair

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - A new pilot program using the latest electronic technologies was implemented during the first nation-wide Army Reserve lieutenant colonel command selection board held at the 81st Regional Support Command Dec. 6-9.

  • Hundreds more 173rd ABCT paratroopers head to Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - More than 700 Soldiers of the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan from Aviano Air Base in Aviano, Italy, Dec 9. The troops will support the International Security Assistance Force. The Soldiers waited for their aircraft in a state-of-the-art deployment support facilty, managed by the Army but worked jointly with the Air Force. Air Force spouses and retirees baked homemade goodies to support the deploying troops. Soldiers help change a tire on aircraft to help ensure their aircraft departed on time.

  • Fort Benning: Year in Review | Photos

    Dec 10, 2009

    2010 is fast approaching, and it's important that we all pause to reflect on another tremendous year for Fort Benning. You can also submit photos to be included on this site.

  • New York Army National Guard NCO Honored by USO Of Metropolitan New York

    Dec 10, 2009

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of MNC-I congratulates New York Army National Guard 1st Sgt. James Meltzon on Wednesday, Dec. 9 after Meltz was awarded the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award by the USO of Metropolitan New York at the organization's annual dinner.

  • Corps commander visits Ironhorse

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Sailor comes ashore for MND-B civil affairs mission

    Dec 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - With the transition in Iraq shifting from a U.S. to an Iraqi led force, becoming a joint-service armed force is more important than ever, and Multi-National Division - Baghdad is no exception.

  • New Joint Coordination Center to improve ISF coordination

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Coordination between the different Iraqi Security Forces is vital to continued stabilization and security in Kirkuk province.

  • Greywolf Soldiers welcomed home by bundles of joy

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Several homecoming ceremonies for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division were held on Cooper Field in front of the division's headquarters building last week.

  • Continuing partnerships: 1st Bn., 37th AR meet local Sons of Iraq

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- For units preparing to depart Iraq, passing on hard-earned partnerships is important, and it's always easier to do on a full stomach.

  • New Commissary manager vows no drop in service

    Dec 10, 2009

    Fort Monmouth -- New commissary manager Redo Nolletti vows a high level of service as long at the commissary remains open. The post is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2011.

  • Artilleryman receives high honor

    Dec 10, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Remaining steadfast and dedicated to the artillery world can pay off with high honors.

  • Love of soccer connects US, Iraqi children

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Soccer is one of the most enduring and popular sports in Iraq. Iraqi children can be seen kicking the ball around at any given time of day on fields usually made of dirt.

  • 24th Finance brings cash to outlying posts

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- For Soldiers at small outposts in Iraq, buying movies, hygiene products and luxury items isn't as easy as just going to a store and swiping a credit card.

  • 1st Air Cav operates throughout night

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Air Cav departs for al-Asad

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Army emphasizes leadership skills in civilian workforce

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Army has a system to develop the leadership skills for officers and noncommissioned officers and has recently begun a system for its civilian workforce as well.

  • Persistence key to success

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Rosenberry has a straightforward philosophy when it comes to developing leadership in the Army.

  • NCOs rescue mom, child from wreck

    Dec 10, 2009

    On an ordinary Saturday morning in South Carolina, two noncommissioned officers from Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School were driving toward Augusta, Ga. The trip came to an end when the passenger, Staff Sgt. Mauricio Sosa, spotted an SUV in the oncoming lane flipping over toward them.

  • Interpreter program moves to Arizona

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has recently decided to relocate the 09L interpreter and translator program from Fort Jackson to Fort Huachuca, Ariz. - a move that officials said will improve the program.

  • Hohenfels Soldiers feel effects of drunk driving

    Dec 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - It is no secret that drunk driving claims thousands of lives each year. Every driver knows the danger yet many continue to do it anyway, risking not just their lives but those of everyone else on the road as well. "It won't happen to me," they say, but alcohol physically alters everyone's ability to operate a car, no matter how many times someone insists, "I'm fine." To prove that point, the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program invited the Save a Life Tour and its hands-on drunk driving simulator to visit Soldiers at locations throughout Europe.

  • Holiday season gets under way with music, cheers and lights

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson holiday season officially started last week with Friday's Christmas tree, manger and Menorah lighting in front of Post Headquarters.

  • After nearly 20 years, Soldiers reunite at JBB

    Dec 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Five service members stationed together roughly 20 years ago at Camp Dahn, Germany, reunited at the Desert Inn dining facility Dec. 3 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Future in focus: Leaders take inventory of campaign plan

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One year after the unveiling of the Fort Jackson vision statement, which led to the implementation of the campaign plan this spring, post officials have summarized the progress caused by the new direction.

  • FMWR Web site a timesaver for parents

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Thanks to a new Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site, parents at Fort Jackson can say goodbye to waiting in long lines to pay for child care. After nearly a yearlong wait, FMWR's new Webtrac system, which features recreational and youth services, is up and running.

  • 4-10th gives 120th chilly reception

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Players with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment (formerly Victory Support Battalion) began this year's intramural flag football season with a new name. But they finished with a familiar title - champions.

  • Band spreads holiday spirit during annual concert

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Several hundred Soldiers, family members and civilians packed into the Solomon Center Sunday evening to get a good dose of Christmas spirit, courtesy of the 282nd Army Band.

  • Running down a dream: Top female runner in Baghdad logs 950 miles during deployment

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Afghanistan success attainable, Petraeus says

    Dec 10, 2009

    Achieving success against extremists in Afghanistan is a challenging, yet attainable mission, the commander of U.S. Central Command said at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday.

  • Corps of Engineers completes center for special needs children in Serbia

    Dec 10, 2009

    By Western standards, the $444,000 special-needs community center may seem pretty ordinary. But to the local community - and especially the children who go to the center - it is anything but.

  • Volunteer to director: Stalwart Award honoree

    Dec 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - In 1975, Volkswagen introduced the Golf, Wheel of Fortune premiered on NBC, and a 17-year-old Grazyna Richter (Marek), better known as Nina, began her career with the U.S. Army in Germany. The daughter of two Polish parents, both deported to Germany as children to work in labor camps during World War II, Richter discovered at a young age what impact the U.S. Army had on her family.

  • Eighth Army achieves highest vaccination rates in U.S. Army

    Dec 10, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Leading the way in vaccinations, 8th U.S. Army has the highest rates for both annual influenza and H1N1 vaccinations Army-wide.

  • Local Officials, AFP and JSOTF-P Celebrate Road Turnover

    Dec 10, 2009

    JOLO, Philippines-Hundreds of government leaders, representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered for the opening of a new road in Barangay (community) Kandayok Nov. 28.

  • Holcombe awarded two Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2011

  • Army Leader Development Strategy

    Dec 9, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Leader Development Strategy is a document that articulates the characteristics we desire in our Army leaders as they progress through their careers. It establishes eight imperatives for the integration of policies, programs and initiatives to produce Army leaders, and it provides guidance for the career-long development of Army leaders through education, training, and experience.

  • Astronaut tells cadets how math helped his career

    Dec 9, 2009

    Article and photo about an Army officer, LTC Shane Kimbrough, who returned to his alma mater and spoke with 1,000 freshman. He said that all of them have the ability to be whatever they want in the Army.

  • Cadets help with demo of Habitat house

    Dec 9, 2009

    Artuicle and photos about Civil Mechanical Engineering majors who helped with a Habitat For Humanity project.

  • Beating Navy is without question top priority

    Dec 9, 2009

    As 2009 comes to a close, the stage has been set for the 110th annual Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

  • Prior service suits Army football player

    Dec 9, 2009

    Article and photos of a former enlisted Soldier who entered West Point through the Soldier Admission Program. He served in combat with the 4th Infantry Division as a cavalry scout. He does not play for the Army team, but has earned the priviliege through hard work and perseverance to make the travel team and suit up for each game. He will be on the sidelines this Saturday as Army squares off with Navy in the 110th playing of the Army-Navy football game.

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Insight from the Warfighter

    Dec 9, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division and 10th Special Forces Group who routinely use space-based capabilities participated in the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Warfighter Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 8-9.

  • McNary plays key role in success of double-eagle flex

    Dec 9, 2009

    Article and photos on Army defensive end Josh McNary, who leads the Black Knights defense in sacks. This is a preview of the Army-Navy football game.

  • Mullen visits Fort Campbell

    Dec 9, 2009

    While in the ninth year of war, Adm. Mullen told Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) that their efforts are appreciated, as well as needed, as they prepare to deploy again to Afghanistan as part of President Obama's plan to boost troop strength by 30,000.

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