Archive: Feb 2009

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  • 3d ESC hosts first human resources conference in Iraq

    Feb 28, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), G1 human resources staff section hosted the first human resources conference for its subordinate brigades' human resources professionals here, Feb. 12.

  • U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by August 2010, Obama says

    Feb 28, 2009

    U.S. combat troops will redeploy from Iraq by August 2010, leaving about 35,000 to 50,000 American forces there to attend to Iraqi troop and police training, counterterrorism and other duties, President Barack Obama told servicemembers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Sustainers Practice Safety while they play

    Feb 28, 2009

    According to the safety director here, 17 Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade reported sports-related injuries in January, making it the number one safety issue here.

  • Providing the Army with best Soldiers possible critical to leader of Training and Doctrine Command

    Feb 28, 2009

    As he addressed the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here, Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talked with the group about what TRADOC faces.

  • Soldiers train and prepare for Sustainer Challenge

    Feb 28, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is scheduled to host a Sustainer Challenge here March 18-19.

  • Soldiers and Airmen build ship-like guard shack to bring the sea life to land

    Feb 28, 2009

    Soldiers and Sailors of Alpha Battery 2nd Battalion, Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Joint Intercept Battery, Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar have undertaken a special construction project aimed at boosting joint morale.

  • Soldiers protect themselves from skin cancer

    Feb 28, 2009

    The supply sergeant from the 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion ensures Soldiers are protected from the hot Iraqi sun by having a supply of sun block for every Soldier in the unit since arriving at here in August 2008.

  • Soldiers to field-test new lumbar supports

    Feb 28, 2009

    Army-issued back support systems for Soldiers riding in tactical vehicles may soon be field-tested by several 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) units across theater.

  • The M2 .50 cal: Over 80 years of service and counting

    Feb 28, 2009

    The M2 .50 cal machine gun is used by many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers during convoy operations in Iraq today.

  • Three Soldiers Help Secure Streets of Iraq

    Feb 28, 2009

    Three Soldiers may complain about the traffic back home, but while pulling convoy security and driving down the dusty roads of Iraq during their year-long deployment traffic doesn't seem to faze them.

  • Family members have 'whale of a time' at Puaena Point Beach

    Feb 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A small group gathered at the Outdoor Recreation Center for a whale watching adventure here, Jan. 31. More than 20 family members piled in a van and were driven to Haleiwa where they met with site leader and volunteer Renee Bergeron, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Characters come to life for children during story time

    Feb 27, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - More than 60 children sat on the floor, legs crossed with their heads gently resting on their palms, and they listened attentively as Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Williamson, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, read aloud.

  • Punahou JROTC patch ceremony celebrates military support

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - A small crowd gathered in the Wo Auditorium at Punahou School here, Feb. 17, to celebrate a recent achievement of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the relationship it holds with the military in Hawaii.

  • Sergeant Captures Crooks in Honolulu

    Feb 27, 2009

    KAHALA, Hawaii - A sergeant assigned to U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Honolulu Police Department, at the Kahala Mall Shopping Center, Feb. 11.

  • Great Aloha Run spans thousands of miles

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - Maj. Charlie Kim, 25th Infantry Division, joined more than a thousand Hawaii-based troops for their own version of the Great Aloha Run in Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 8. Kim stated the Iraq version of the race differed from the one held each year in Honolulu, but the aloha spirit was the same. The run was also a way to stay connected to his family back home.

  • Program finds civilian jobs for Wounded Warriors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Riley has a program to help Soldiers in the Wounded Warrior program to find employment after they leave the Army.

  • Help available for military hit by housing market

    Feb 27, 2009

    Some military families are finding themselves in a precarious situation when it comes to selling their house and relocating. The good news is that the new economic stimulus package has provisions to help military homeowners and Army Emergency Relief is also helping those hit by the crunch.

  • Fort Lewis Employment Smarts: turning work history into professional career

    Feb 27, 2009

    How to turn a 'hodge-podge' work history into a professional career description, and leverage that into a better job, with higher pay.

  • Fort Lewis fitness program gives boost to workouts

    Feb 27, 2009

    Four days a week, Korin Lopez drops off her three oldest children at school and leaves her two youngest in the free child care at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center on Fort Lewis. By 9 a.m., she's working out in a class at Jensen conducted by Ron Raymond, the Fort Lewis fitness coordinator. "Nothing comes before his class," Lopez said. "Everything's after." Lopez, whose husband is deployed to Iraq, has followed the same routine since October 2008. The 28-year-old mother of five is happy with the results. "I lost like four inches on my waist," Lopez said. "Since I started this class, I've become more assertive. Instead of letting people take advantage of me, I can feel like I can so no."

  • Fort Lewis kiosks provide one-stop service information

    Feb 27, 2009

    "OneStop Army kiosks" are standing tall as of this morning at 10 high-personnel-traffic locations on Fort Lewis. The machines will revolutionize individuals' abilities to sound off to service providers, according to DiAnn Sanders, the management and program analyst who administers the Interactive Customer Evaluation system for the garrison out of the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. And that's only the beginning.

  • Korean War's 'Gettysburg' remembered

    Feb 27, 2009

    Soldiers from 1-23 Inf., 2-23 Inf., 4-23 Inf. and 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery gathered outside 1-23's headquarters building Feb. 18 for the regiment's annual memorial ceremony of the battle referred to as the Gettysburg of the Korean War

  • I Corps ready for deployment: America's Corps cases colors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Lieutenant General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, the command's senior NCO, furled and cased the corps' colors in a deployment ceremony Tuesday morning at Fort Lewis' Soldiers Field House. More than 900 Soldiers and civilians from I Corps Headquarters will deploy to Iraq and assume the duties of XVIII Airborne Corps as Multi-National Corps-Iraq. This is the first deployment in direct support of combat operations for the entire corps headquarters since the Korean War.

  • Purple heart symbolizes 'purest part of service'

    Feb 27, 2009

    The United States is a country which values symbols, and none are more revered than the U.S. flag and the Purple Heart, said Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during a Purple Heart ceremony honoring Spc. James Nakamoto at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Feb. 27.

  • Sill garrison council looks for feedback

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Sill creates a garrison council to improve the post

  • Sill sets sights on suicide prevention

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Sill takes an active role in preventing suicides

  • Walter Reed breaks ground in depression therapy

    Feb 27, 2009

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center this week became the first Department of Defense hospital to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, a new treatment for depression.

  • Drillsergeant appreciates Year of the NCO

    Feb 27, 2009

    A Fort Sill drill sergeant gives his impression of Year of the NCO

  • John "Mules" Miles now, showing he is still fit and active at age 86.

    Feb 27, 2009

    Embracing Black History MonthAca,!a,,cs theme this year, Aca,!A"The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas,Aca,!A? John Aca,!A"MulesAca,!A? Miles, a native San Antonian is modest about his inclusion into history.

  • Meet the Garners: Brothers in arms

    Feb 27, 2009

    Having one family member in the Army can be stressful-constantly worrying about the Soldier's safety, about moving to a new place and other day-to-day occurrences unique to military life. But what would it be like to have all your sons in the Army'

  • March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Feb 27, 2009

    March has been recognized as "Brain Injury Awareness Month" by a number of organizations, including the U.S. Army, in order to promote understanding of mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI, better known as a concussion.

  • World Culinary Olympics

    Feb 27, 2009

    In the history of Army cuisine, military chefs have rarely been accused of creating culinary masterpieces. After placing second at the World Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team corrected that misconception.

  • 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division prepares for Afghanistan

    Feb 27, 2009

    The next chapter in the brief history of the U.S. Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Team is currently being written in the sands on the Mojave Desert by the Soldiers of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as they prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Representing the final large-scale collective training event before deployment, the current Mission Readiness Exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., allowed the brigade a chance to flex its war-fighting muscles in full-spectrum operations for the first time since it stood up two years ago.

  • Breaking through the brass ceiling

    Feb 27, 2009

    "I never grew up in an environment where I heard the words 'glass ceiling,'" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody said of her childhood. She never felt constrained or limited in any way.

  • Army Guard restructures recruiting, retention bonuses

    Feb 27, 2009

    About 78 percent of those joining the Army National Guard over the last three years received a bonus, but that will be reduced to about 5 percent in the future.

  • McCaffrey upbeat about I Corps HQ, 5-2 Inf. Div.

    Feb 27, 2009

    One of the nation's most-recognized and accomplished retired U.S. Army generals brimmed with confidence last week at the prospect of I Corps headquarters soon falling in on the Multi-National Corps-Iraq mission. Barry McCaffrey was the second retired four-star general in three weeks to address leaders of America's Corps and Fort Lewis prior to their deployments to Southwest and Central Asia. Former Army chief of staff, Gordon Sullivan, spoke to Fort Lewis leaders Feb. 4. While on post, McCaffrey granted an exclusive interview to the Northwest Guardian, in which he discussed the missions and cap-abilities of I Corps headquarters and subordinate units after a professional development session.

  • Access to Care: 'The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue'

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Army Surgeon General recognizes that access to care is not where it should be at all military treatment facilities (MTFs) and is taking aggressive steps to improve access and ensure that beneficiaries' have access to quality care. Access is when our beneficiaries have the "The right provider, at the right time, in the right venue."

  • Fort Lewis pet therapy offers holistic healing

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fritz lowers blood pressure. He reduces anxiety. He encourages relaxation. He's an altogether different type of medicine. As a certified pet therapy dog, the 6-year-old German shepherd visits the Warrior Transition Battalion on a regular basis with his handler, Amanda Hackbarth, to interact with the Wounded Warriors in their barracks here.

  • "No One Is More Professional Than I...", Japanese CSM Takes Part in Promotion Ceremony

    Feb 27, 2009

    The 83rd Ordnance Battalion welcomed another noncommissioned officer into the corps Feb. 1. Sgt. Raul Gallegos was promoted to sergeant during the bilateral field training exercise Orient Shield, and he asked to have Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Command Sgt. Maj. Tsunemi Eto , 8th Division, participate in the pinning ceremony.

  • Commentary: AER all about Soldiers helping Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2009

    For more than 60 years, Army Emergency Relief has been the primary way Soldiers have been able to help other Soldiers. I will never understand why there are people who can't accept a good thing when they see it.

  • Editorial: Army taking measures to improve property accountability

    Feb 27, 2009

    Since 9/11, our Army has been in a continuous cycle of deployment, redeployment and RESET operations. We've had, and continue to have, a lot of property in motion.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

    Feb 27, 2009

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: A roadside explosion throws a Soldier against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Another Soldier is in a traffic accident on the way to work, her head thrown forward into the windshield. A family member takes a hard fall during a sports game, hitting his head on the ground. Different situations, but often the same result - a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), better known as a concussion.

  • Fort Sam Houston Jimmy Brought Fitness Center hosts Special Olympics

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Fort Sam Houston Jimmy Brought Fitness Center was full of smiles and basketballs this weekend during the Special Olympics Texas' Area Basketball Competition Friday and Saturday.

  • Rodeo celebrities visit Fort Sam Warrior and Family Support Center

    Feb 27, 2009

    San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo celebrities took time off from rodeo activities to visit with wounded warriors and their Families at the Warrior and Family Support Center Feb. 18.

  • Soldiers celebrate Black History Month at Fort Sam Houston

    Feb 27, 2009

    About 150 Soldiers from the 32nd Medical Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, enjoyed a fun, entertaining and cultural awareness night Feb. 19 celebrating Black History Month at the Fort Sam Houston Hacienda Recreation Center.

  • Fort Lewis officials reaffirm commitment to warriors

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center leaders signed a covenant at the hospital reaffirming their commitment to providing the best health care possible to wounded warriors and their families, Feb. 18. The Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Army officials, local congressional leaders and community organizations to recognize and honor the men and women who have been wounded, ill or injured while serving our nation.

  • Next war will begin in cyberspace, experts predict

    Feb 27, 2009

    Networks that were once separated will soon be melded together, requiring a combined effort to defend the information flow, Defense cyberspace experts said Thursday.

  • 3RD ID, Families Sign Covenant

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield healthcare community joined together to reaffirm the Army's commitment to provide world-class care to wounded Soldiers and their Families by signing the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant Feb. 19 at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Buffalo Soldier recalls service

    Feb 27, 2009

    Former Soldier served as a "Buffalo Soldier".

  • African American History Month celebrated at SMDC/ARSTRAT

    Feb 27, 2009

    In a room full of employees of different races, ages, and backgrounds, with men and women working in a variety of career positions, knowledge was shared and the need for cultural recognition stressed to bring the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) together during the month of February for African American history month.

  • Mission Support Element steps in

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Mission Support Element support the command with seamless and continuous administrative and logistical support. They fill the gap when the division command deploys to war.

  • Fort McCoy observance of Black History Month features speaker

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy observance of Black History Month features speaker

  • Fort McCoy to honor NCOs at upcoming events

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy to honor NCOs at upcoming events

  • Fort McCoy hosts student financial aid availability workshop

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy hosts student financial aid availability workshop

  • Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy Preschoolers learn about proper dental care

  • Army Engineer named Federal Engineer of the Year

    Feb 27, 2009

    US Army Corps of Engineers DA civilian recognized as the Federal Engineer of the Year.

  • Paratroopers train for quick response

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Operation Kid Comfort

    Feb 27, 2009

    - For many children, there is nothing more comforting than being wrapped, snuggly, in their parent's arms; but for servicemembers' children, long deployments can often separate them from that warm embrace. A group of Armed Services YMCA volunteers hope to ease that separation through Operation Kid Comfort.

  • Wagonmasters leaders sit down to talk

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Mechanics hone their tools of the trade

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Ribbon cutting

    Feb 27, 2009

    (From left to right) Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general; Virginia Governor Tim Kaine; Pvt. 1st Class Maria Morgenstern, the youngest advanced individual training soldier on Fort Lee; Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Brig. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Army Community of Excellence; Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, commanding general, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, attend the ribbon cutting for the Sustainment Center of Excellence on Fort Lee, Va., Jan. 9, 2009.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates black history during luncheon

    Feb 27, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and family members filled the Pershing Club to participate in the African American-Black History Month luncheon, Feb. 18. The luncheon included a meal, a dance presentation by the Lincoln University Dance Troupe, and remarks by Lincoln University of Missouri president, Carolyn Mahoney.

  • Commentary: NCO that changed my life

    Feb 27, 2009

    This year has been designated "Year of the NCO," and that got me thinking about noncommissioned officers that influenced my 30-year career. With hundreds of outstanding NCOs crossing my path it might have been a tremendously difficult task to single out one that made a great impact on my life, but there was one that did stand out and truly changed my life.

  • Checking up on progress: Refurbishing an Iraqi school in Rusafa

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Confidence Included

    Feb 27, 2009

    Confidence is a key component in military operations, leadership, teammates and equipment, and Soldiers in the third week of Initial Entry Training developed a deeper trust in themselves and their comrades with a trip to the Confidence Course at Trainng Area 97, Tuesday. One hundred forty-nine Company A, 31st Engineer Battalion combat engineers jumped, pulled, pushed and swung their way through the course of 14 events, motivating one another along the way.

  • Test of the best: Soldier of the Year; "Modern Pioneer" Soldier wins at battalion-level,

    Feb 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Janet McMahon, from Sobus, N.Y., a lab technician in Company C, 47th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, was recently selected as the 47th FSB Soldier of the Year and will soon compete in the "Iron Brigade's" Soldier of the Year competition.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Celebrates 'Year of the NCO'

    Feb 27, 2009

    Fort Leonard Wood officially kicked off the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer in ceremony at Nutter Fieldhouse, Friday. Hundreds of Soldiers from the installation gathered to celebrate a campaign that was announced by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey Jr., and Sgt. Maj. of Army Kenneth O. Preston stating 2009 as a year for recognizing NCOs contributions - past and present.

  • Truck handover brings hope of clean future

    Feb 27, 2009

    FOB LOYALTY, Iraq - Twenty waste sanitation trucks were turned over to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Feb. 25.

  • MWR gives Soldiers desert barbeque

    Feb 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Camp Liberty's East Life Support Area Morale Welfare & Recreation center hosted a barbecue cook-out Feb. 22 at the East Mayor's Cell for Soldiers to blend past experiences and spices, conversation and family recipes, and to mix secret barbecue sauce with everyday operations. But most of all, it was an opportunity for them to relax.

  • 'Military Saves Week' to help Troops cross financial hurdles

    Feb 27, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Military members are affected by the global economic downturn, and the Department of Defense is providing information and services to help troops and their Families develop "good financial stewardship," a senior Pentagon official said Feb. 19. The DoD recognizes Feb. 22 through March 1 as 'Military Saves Week.'

  • 1st Cav. Div. Blood Drive

    Feb 27, 2009

  • AER funds help Soldiers take care of all Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2009

    For Soldiers facing financial emergencies, Army Emergency Relief provides grants and interest-free loans. During calendar year 2008, Fort Hood AER assisted 8,000 Soldiers and their Families by providing more than $8.5 million of financial assistance. More than $200,000 of the money was distributed as grants, and the rest was distributed as interest-free loans.

  • Army Reserve NCOs lead 100th Army Band

    Feb 27, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - They come from all walks of life. They are teachers, librarians, dispatchers and students; but they are Army Reserve Soldiers -- with a little extra twist. Their formations are slightly different; the cadences they sing are of a different tune but most surprisingly is the of lack junior or field-grade officers within the ranks. Instead, the unit is commanded by a chief warrant officer and led by a small group of senior noncommissioned officers who provide leadership, mentorship and make important unit decisions normally reserved for platoon leaders or company commanders.

  • Financial Readiness Branch helps Soldiers achieve financial fitness

    Feb 27, 2009

    The Army wants financially fit Soldiers. For the staff at Fort Hood's Financial Readiness Branch, financially fit Soldiers is their mission.

  • Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival for LTG Jean T. Kahwagi, Commander of Lebanese Armed Forces

    Feb 27, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Jean T. Kahwagi, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Lebanon, and Lt. Col. Michael F. McNally, Commander of Troops, present arms as they pass the colors in formation in a Full Honor Arrival Ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • Out-fighting the Best

    Feb 27, 2009

    "After 19 days of ferocious combat 6,354 enemy dead lay in front of their lines."

  • Detroit Arsenal NCO speaks to students about military service

    Feb 27, 2009

    An NCO stationed at the Detroit Arsenal volunteers to address students at a local school about his experiences in the Army, and the honor of serving his country.

  • Prayer Breakfast speaker lauds NCOs

    Feb 27, 2009

    Chaplain School commandant lauds NCOs during National Prayer Breakfast event at Fort Gordon.

  • Wounded Signal Soldier recognized

    Feb 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jennifer Napper, 7th Signal Command (Theater) commander, presents Purple Heart Medal to Signal Soldier at Fort Gordon.

  • Reading is key to kids' literacy

    Feb 27, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Starting kindergarten might be a monumental day in any child's life, but every year, 35 percent of American children begin school without the language skills they need to learn to read, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site.

  • Miles, not speed, cornerstone of new fitness program

    Feb 27, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Freedom Through Fitness is open to active duty Soldiers 18 years or older, family members, retirees and U.S. and local national employees. One of the most unique aspects of this program is that it encompasses various forms of health fitness.

  • Dodgeball

    Feb 27, 2009

  • Bamberg's Lean Six Sigma projects achieve success

    Feb 27, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Five Lean Six Sigma projects at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg are achieving enormous praise for top-level performance in Europe.

  • Valley view

    Feb 27, 2009

    1st Lt. Jared Tomberlin (left) from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, gets a first hand view of his new area of responsibility from his predecessor, 1st Lt. Larry Baca from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, on top of a ridge near Forward Operation Base Lane in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan on Feb. 21, 2009.

  • Helping families in crisis

    Feb 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Discretion, humility and a loving heart are requisite characteristics for one desiring to assist families in need. Emergency placement care providers provide short-term care to children of families in crisis.

  • Sons of Iraq Transfer Held in Kirkuk

    Feb 27, 2009

    A ceremony held to officially sign over the authority over the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, a responsibility previously held by the U.S. forces, from the U.S. military to the government of Iraq at the Iraqi Army 12th Infantry Division Headquarters, Jan. 25. Key speakers at the ceremony included Maj. Gen. Abdul Ameer, commander, IA 12th Inf. Div., and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commanding general, Multi-National Division - North. The Sons of Iraq have proven themselves to be an incredible asset in the fight against insurgency, according to Caslen. The Sons of Iraq have assisted Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and providing a lasting peace to their country.

  • Year of the NCO Fun Run

    Feb 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- NCOs from corporals to command sergeants major turned out in force in the early morning darkness for a commemorative Year of the NCO Fun Run on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Feb. 27. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Blackwood, 1st Armored Division's senior noncommissioned officer, and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Alexander Prince discussed the vital role played by NCOs in leading, mentoring and setting the example for fellow Soldiers.

  • JMTC Honors History of the NCO Corps

    Feb 27, 2009

    7th Army JMTC celebrates Year of the NCO with ceremony honoring history of the NCO Corps

  • Military Saves Week Kicks Off Year Long Campaign

    Feb 26, 2009

    Military Saves Week, taking place right now from February 23 through March 1st, 2009, kicks off a year-long campaign titled Military Saves '09. The purpose of this program is to encourage Soldiers to save more money, and establish 'emergency funds' to protect their families while they are mobilized. With the cooperation of the savings organization Military Saves, the Department of Defense, and the Army's Family Morale Welfare Recreation Command (FMWRC) will promote quarterly themes that will cover Saving and Investment, Youth Military Savings programs, debt reduction, and saving for retirement.

  • Army releases Electronic Warfare field manual

    Feb 26, 2009

    Upon announcement of the Army's new Field Manual 3-36, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, warned that the military services and other agencies of government should be keenly aware of the rapidly developing threat posed by technological advances in the realm of cyberspace.

  • U.S. Rep. Artur Davis delivers Black History Month message

    Feb 26, 2009

    Rep. Artur Davis, of Alabama's 7th congressional district, addressed Team Redstone's African American History Month program Feb. 17.

  • DOD to allow photos of transfer cases with family's permission

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Defense Department will allow the news media to photograph the flag-draped transfer cases of fallen U.S. troops returning home if their families agree, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • Combined Arms Center designated proponent for stability operations, security force assistance

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has announced that the commander of the Combined Arms Center has been designated as the Army's proponent for all doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities functions, also known as DOTMLPF functions, for stability operations and security force assistance.

  • CSA salutes African-American military leaders

    Feb 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. wove together the themes of leadership, service and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer as he addressed the 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Dinner here Feb. 20.

  • Crane employees learn about Martin Luther King, Voting Rights Act

    Feb 26, 2009

    Addressing a crowd of Army and Navy employees at the Crane Navy base Feb. 24, Indiana University Assistant Professor Dr. Darryl Hall provided a lunchtime lecture discussing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Fort Lee NCOs Affirm Responsibilities

    Feb 26, 2009

    A,A Fort Lee officially launched its "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer" celebration with an NCO Induction Ceremony Feb. 20 at the NCO Academy's Hazzard Auditorium.

  • Major recalls service as an NCO

    Feb 26, 2009

    A commentary by a Command and General Staff College student who was once a staff sergeant.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Virtual Battle Space 2 Army gaming system debuts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army is currently fielding the new Virtual Battle Space 2 Army gaming system, designed to provide units realistic, integrated training based on lessons learned from the field in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Annual West Point AER campaign kicks off Monday

    Feb 26, 2009

    Article about West Point AER and overall AER program

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