Archive: Feb 2009

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  • SETAF NCO honored for bravery

    Feb 9, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy (Feb 9, 2009) -- Driving with his family along Highway 59 in East Texas, Sgt. 1st Class Keith Cade watched as a pickup truck ahead swerved into the median, flipped on its side and kicked up a cloud of dust. It was late afternoon, Nov. 25, 2005, just outside of Marshall, Texas -- Cade's hometown. The Southern European Task Force NCO, home on emergency leave from Afghanistan, pulled over and raced across traffic to help just as the overturned pickup burst into flames.

  • 'The Great Aloha Run' Starts at COB Speicher

    Feb 9, 2009

    In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii's 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel.

  • Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) off loads Marines

    Feb 8, 2009

  • U.S. commander for Exercise Cobra Gold 09, listens to a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief brie

    Feb 8, 2009

    . Gen. Benjamin Mixon, Commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command and senior U.S. commander for Exercise Cobra Gold 09, listens to a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief brief in the war room aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Cobra Gold 2009 (CG 09).

  • Marines reach out to Pattaya orphanage during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 8, 2009

    More than 25 Marines and Sailors deployed in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 participated in a community relations event Feb. 7 at Father Ray Children's Village orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/coalition multinational exercise and is the latest in the continuing series of U.S.-Thai military exercises designed to promote regional peace and stability.

  • Cobra Gold '09 Technology Experimentation inspires future operations

    Feb 8, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Medics evacuate a casualty up to a flying helicopter, a robotic ruck-sack with legs carries 400 pounds of equipment through rocky terrain, and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles patrol the ground at night.

  • Army Reserve's 100th Army Band rocks Fort Knox

    Feb 8, 2009

    Members of the Army Reserve's 100th Army Band spent a recent battle assembly practicing and performing at Fort Knox, Ky. The band is assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command, based at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Essex Begins Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 7, 2009

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived off the coast of Thailand Feb. 7 to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand. CG 09 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009!

    Feb 7, 2009

    Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), transport Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009.

  • A CH-46E from the Dragons of HMM-265 prepares to liftoff the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 7, 2009

    - A CH-46E from the Dragons of HMM-265 prepares to liftoff the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry while a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to assault craft unit (ACU) 5 transports Marines and there equipment from USS Essex (LHD 2) ashore during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • U.S. Navy Cobra Gold execise

    Feb 7, 2009

    USS ESSEX, Gulf of Thailand (February 6, 2009) - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) steam alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), with the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) close behind, during an refueling-at-sea in preparation for Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Interoperability is vital in controlling air space during Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 7, 2009

    UTAPHAO, Thailand- The daily operation of an airport requires the coordination and communication of a lot moving parts, but running one during an exercise like Cobra Gold requires even more than normal.

  • AMEDD NCO Builds Pharmacy for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2009

    For Soldiers of C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, otherwise known as "Charlie Med," providing reliable medical care, especially for chronic conditions, has become part of that process.

  • Sergeants Major visit LBJ's home - Year of the NCO

    Feb 7, 2009

    Eleven sergeant majors learned to be effective members of a joint team by fulfilling one of BAMC's balance scorecard strategic objectives to improved training and development, during a teambuilding off-site staff ride

  • NCO Academy Hosts Cub Scouts at Retreat

    Feb 7, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 23, Den 7 joined Soldiers from the Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy Tuesday during retreat at the post's main flagpole for a lesson in flag courtesies.

  • 211th RSG Replaces 191st CSSB

    Feb 7, 2009

    The 211th RSG, out of Corpus Christi, Texas, assumes command of COB Speicher garrison command from the 191st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, mobilized out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • CH-46E lifts off from USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 6, 2009

    CH-46E lifts off from USS Harpers Ferry

  • Education Front: Sponsorship programs make transition easier for students

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Every month, military youth are relocating and transitioning into new schools. Thanks to the Army's Child, Youth & School Services (CYS2), Youth Sponsorship Clubs, and the Leilehua High School (LHS) Aloha Ambassadors School Transition Support Program, these new students are being supported and welcomed.

  • Cobra Gold Community Relations

    Feb 6, 2009

    Painting a shelter at Sang Song La Nursery in Sattahip, Thailand along with Royal Thai Navy Sailors and other U.S. Marines and Sailors as part of a community relations project during Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Army attorney donates $5,000 award to 5th Special Forces Group

    Feb 6, 2009

    Dennis Dean Kirk, an attorney with the head counsel of the Army at the Pentagon was richer by $5,000 yesterday morning for earning a special act award that saved the Army $7.3 million, but by noon he'd given that $5,000 right back to the Secretary of the Army Gift Fund.

  • Rough Riders dish out food handling techniques to Iraqi troops

    Feb 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Preventive Medicine Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, demonstrated food handling and dining facility inspection procedures to their Iraqi counterparts during a class with troops from the 10th Iraqi Army Division at the Coalition Forces Dining Facility here, Feb. 3.

  • Junior NCOs take the lead

    Feb 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Eleven newly-promoted noncommissioned officers, assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in an induction ceremony at the Memorial Hall here Feb. 1.

  • Iraqis teach life-saving techniques

    Feb 6, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq - Thirteen of the Iraqi Army's newest combat medics graduated Combat Life Saver's course here Feb. 4.

  • Room to grow -- Fort Campbell opens Eagles Child Development Center

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers, their families and civilian employees on Fort Campbell now have access to a new child development center. Eagles Child Development Center, located on Bastogne Avenue across from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, has the ability to care for approximately 145 full-time children ages 0-5.

  • Mastering the mat

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Bragg Soldiers act as assistant wrestling coaches.

  • Fort Bragg NCO Re-enlists on mortar range

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. Louis Adams, of Hartford, Ind. is reenlisted by his commander, Capt. Brad McCoy, Jan. 28 while a mortar team fires a live round for each of the five years of Adams' reenlistment. Adams served as the medic for the Mortar Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during the unit's deployment to Afghanistan and wanted to involve the platoon in his reenlistment ceremony.

  • Mastering the mat

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Bragg Soldiers are assistant wrestling coaches.

  • Mastering the mat: Rhino Wrestling Club teaches young athletes holds, throws, sportsmanship

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers act as assistant wrestling coaches.

  • Olympic dream propels elite Fort Lewis skier

    Feb 6, 2009

    Under ideal circumstances, keeping an Olympic dream alive will test the finest athletes. Try doing it as a well-traveled Army wife and mother of two young daughters. That's the challenge facing Melissa Schwartz of Lacey, Wash., an elite cross country ski racer whose husband, Capt. Eric Schwartz, is with 5th Brigade at Fort Lewis. When she's not attending to the needs of her family, Schwartz heads for the snow.

  • Officer donates WWI hero's artifacts

    Feb 6, 2009

    Artifacts related to the Medal-of-Honor-earning charge of Cpl. Alvin York against a battery of German machine guns were presented Thursday to the Army's Center for Military History at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and to York's living descendents.

  • Soldier and Family Assistance Center celebrates first birthday

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Riley's Soldier and Family Assistance Center celebrated its first birthday. The center provides a place for families and Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion to relax while they receive transition and other administrative service from the SFAC volunteers and employees.

  • Teamwork: University of Washington softball players visit Fort Lewis

    Feb 6, 2009

    The University of Washington's softball team arrived at Fort Lewis mentally and physically prepared for the worst that the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment could throw at them. For several hours, Jan. 23, Tomahawk Battalion commander Lt. Col. Chuck Hodges and Soldiers led the UW players through a series of obstacles that challenged both their conditioning and their ability to work as a team.

  • The gift of giving at Fort Bragg: Volunteer coordinator inspired by goodness

    Feb 6, 2009

    Mohammed Ali once said, "Service to others is the payA,Ament you make for your space here on Earth." Luckily for Soldiers and their Families at Fort Bragg, there are people here who share that same mentality with Ali. Lisa Kotson, a native of Athens, Ga., began volunteerA,Aing four years ago at the Armed Services YMCA and has became the volunteer coordinator, a paid position, two years ago. "Freedom does have a price, and I try to earn mine by helping others in any way that I can," said Kotson. These days Kotson is known as the volunteer coorA,Adinator for the ASYMCA.

  • Brazilian chief gets Legion of Merit

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey, Army chief of staff, presents the Legion of Merit to Gen. Enzo Matrins Peri, chief of staff of the Brazilian Army, during a full-honor arrival ceremony at Fort Myer's Conmy Hall Feb. 5.

  • Fort Lewis exercise helps groom companies

    Feb 6, 2009

    "Operation Patriot Punisher," was a company-level situational training exercise for the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, at Fort Lewis. The exercise spanned 24 hours and incorporated three smaller objectives before a final midnight assault based on acquired intelligence.

  • NCO handles mental health in USDB

    Feb 6, 2009

    As a mental health professional working with death row inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal "A.J." Franklin has perhaps one of the most unique and challenging jobs on Fort Leavenworth.

  • NCO handles mental health in USDB

    Feb 6, 2009

    As a mental health professional working with death row inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal "A.J." Franklin has perhaps one of the most unique and challenging jobs on Fort Leavenworth.

  • TRADOCAca,!E+commander meets with CACAca,!E+leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke Feb. 4 at the Combined Arms Center Senior Leader Conference about the challenges of training Soldiers and leaders in a changing Army.

  • TRADOCAca,!E+commander meets with Combined Arms Center Aca,!E+leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke Feb. 4 at the Combined Arms Center Senior Leader Conference about the challenges of training Soldiers and leaders in a changing Army.

  • Black History Month: Annual celebration or historical observance'

    Feb 6, 2009

    As Fort Bragg prepares to celebrate Black History Month on 19 Feb at the Officers' Club, you begin to realize that a lot of thought has been given to the month of February since it was desigA,Anated as Black History Month in 1976. Many still wonder why it is celebrated and there are others, still, who refuse to acknowledge its being. So I've decided to look deeper into the comA,Amemorative month and elabA,Aorate on why there is a month that celebrates the contributions of african Americans in the U.S.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Brigade's Joint Force Entry Exercise a first for new paratroopers

    Feb 6, 2009

    "On your feet!" With that command, the paratroopers began moving out to the C-130 aircraft waiting in the cold night air. As he waddled out towards the plane, Spc. Jason Hodge sagged under the weight of his parachute and the ruck sack strapped to his legs. Add the M-4 carbine he was carrying and the AT-4 anti-tank weapon in a protective case to his side, and he was probably wearing close to his body weight in gear. As the engines on the plane started, Hodge, a paratrooper from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, sat uncomfortably, trying not to let his nerves show while his buddies cracked jokes around him. They were waiting for their flight to take off so they could do something that would probably be considered insane to anyone but a paratrooper - jump from the plane.

  • Fort Monroe CYSS pursues Family Covenant promise

    Feb 6, 2009

    Despite trying economic times and BRAC restrictions on new construction, services with a focus on children have not diminished at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines Build Classroom, Bridges

    Feb 6, 2009

    CHANTHABURI, Thailand - After 24 hours of non-stop travel, 30 Soldiers from Hawaii step off their bus into the early morning light and, for the first time, see the place they will call home for the next three weeks. A two-story schoolhouse sits at the end of a large, dusty quad that is spotted with a few meager trees. Classrooms have been emptied of furniture and the Soldiers wearily carry their luggage to the cots with their names marked on the wall.

  • Army sending 'I A.M. Strong' kits to battalions

    Feb 6, 2009

    Help is on the way for commanders who are launching sexual harassment and assault prevention programs at the battalion level.

  • Volunteers at Fort Bragg recieve "Iron Mike" awards for their outstanding services

    Feb 6, 2009

    When the Army Family Covenant was adopted in 2007, it was an initiative to put Families first. The Iron Mike Award ceremony at Fort Bragg's Officers' Club Jan. 26 recognized people who honored that initiative through volunteering with the Army Community Service.

  • Fort Bragg's workload mapping tool: New system tracks Soldier work hours

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Fort Bragg Soldier helps save heart attack victim's life

    Feb 6, 2009

    Many Soldiers attend the Combat Lifesaver's Course throughout their career, learning emergency first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue breathing and how to control bleeding. "I never thought it would be something that I would need to use," said Spc. Kimberly Hernandez, the administrative assistant for the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). For Hernandez, Jan. 25, began like any other day. She had stopped at the store to get her son some candy when her day took a turn. "I had just pulled into the parking lot, when a lady starting screaming that her husband was having a heart attack, that he passed out" she recounted. "She was acting really frantic. I am sure I would have been doing the same thing. She's yelling, screaming. Everyone is just standing there, watching."

  • SGM retires after 30 years of active duty

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Pettys open Victory Junction to Families of Fallen Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2009

    Kyle Petty's "Camp Victory Junction" will host a weekend for Families of Fort Bragg's Soldiers who have died in combat.

  • 21st century tech in the field at Fort Bragg

    Feb 6, 2009

  • 21st Century at Fort Bragg

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Retreat helps Fort Campbell couples develop 'Strong Bonds'

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasans) and their families enjoyed a long-awaited and well-earned retreat Jan. 23-25 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville. More than 115 couples gathered at the luxury hotel to focus on how to have stronger, happier marriages. Battalion Chaplains taught on topics from 'having fun in marriage' to 'fighting fair.' Nearly 100 children were cared for by workers from Campbell Youth Services while their parents attended the classes.

  • Lt. Gen. Stevenson Quote 1

    Feb 6, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

  • Pugil stick fights add excitment to formation

    Feb 6, 2009

    Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pugil stick fight during the end of the week formation on Feb. 6.

  • Carson starts Police Explorer program

    Feb 6, 2009

    Working with the Boy Scouts, Fort Carson Emergency Services starts up Police Explorer program.

  • Colorado General Assembly visits Mountain Post

    Feb 6, 2009

    Members of the Colorado General Assembly tour Fort Carson.

  • AMC NewsCast 2009 - Edition 1: Anniston Army Depot Career Academy

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Fort Carson Family Housing mayors become CERT-ified

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Carson Village Mayors recieve CERT training to function in emergency situations at Fort Carson.

  • Keiki create Valentines for deployed parents at the Sgt. Yano Library

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family members of deployed Soldiers showed off their hearts at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, recently, for the free Create-a-Card Program.

  • Artillery chief awarded Purple Heart

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, received a Purple Heart in a ceremony at the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team motor pool, here, Jan. 28.

  • Elite boxing team lunches with community leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    World Class Athlete Program boxers meet with local community leaders to discuss how WCAP programs link with other community outreach programs.

  • RDECOM partners with Cal State LA engineering students

    Feb 6, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. -- Building a house in just a few days is something that might be the making of a reality television show rather than a civil engineering project on behalf of the U.S. Army.

  • Aircraft movement by sea

    Feb 6, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - The ship looms in the pre-dawn grayness like a hulking monster, its ramp leading up to a yawning mouth. As the first aircraft rolls up, the steel ramp creaks and groans as if waking from a deep slumber. One mission is complete as members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (Air Assault) depart Afghanistan and return to Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • CG sheds light on Army Space

    Feb 6, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, addresses the audience at the 11th Annual SPACECOMM Defending America Symposium, conducted Jan. 28, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Carson Soldiers win quarterly award

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Carson announces NCO and Soldier of the Quarter

  • Program helps Army Families help others

    Feb 6, 2009

    Fort Riley Army Family Team building program recognized the volunteer support efforts of its members during a volunteer recognition ceremony held at the Army Community Service Annex on Fort Riley, Jan. 30.

  • Changes in adversaries, technology advances, drive Army's Electronic Warfare Proponent

    Feb 6, 2009

    Electronic Warfare proponent is shaping how the Army deals with adversaries in cyberspace.

  • Army rededicates Buffalo Soldier display

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Army rededicated a Buffalo Soldier display in the Pentagon Thursday and kicked off its observance of African American History Month.

  • Army creates electronic warfare career field

    Feb 6, 2009

    In January, the Army announced approval for the establishment of a new Electronic Warfare 29-series career field for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel. This investment will give the Army the largest electronic warfare manpower force of all the services.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Senior U.S. Defense Official Visits U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 6, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Army officers laying the groundwork for future missions in Africa met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Theresa Whelan during her Jan. 30 visit to the headquarters of U.S. Army Africa.

  • Army Farewells Former SMA Bainbridge with Honors

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Former SETAF Soldier Earns Soldier's Medal for 2005 Rescue

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Keith Cade earned the Soldier's Medal - awarded to Soldiers for heroic acts outside of enemy combat - for his efforts, in concert with other rescuers, to save two civilians burning pickup truck.

  • Obama Meets with Enlisted Leaders

    Feb 6, 2009

    President Barack Obama met with the Joint Chiefs in his first full week on the job. Just two days later, he got the ground-level view of military concerns when he hosted senior enlisted leaders of the military services in a meeting in the White House Situation Room.

  • President to Meet with Senior Enlisted Advisors at White House

    Feb 6, 2009

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet this afternoon with the U.S. military's senior enlisted advisors at the White House. The armed services' enlisted advisors are the senior noncommissioned officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The president also will greet the Coast Guard's top enlisted leader, spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters today.

  • Tiger Teams to Guide Future of Child, Youth and School Services

    Feb 6, 2009

    Recently, three members of Fort Lee's Child, Youth and School Services team were chosen to represent the CYSS North East Regional Office at the Department of the Army-level Tiger Teams.

  • Wave of renovations, improvements sweeps through

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While improvements, renovations and upgrades have defined the landscape on Schweinfurt military installations constantly for the past several years, one group of current projects marks something new on the horizon.

  • Parachute Riggers Rise to the Occassion

    Feb 6, 2009

    Students in the parachute rigger course at Fort Lee, Va., boarded an Air Force C-130 aircraft for airborne operations at Fort Pickett, Va., Jan. 29. Ninety-four students from the Aerial Delivery and Field Service Department participated in the training exercise.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Feb 6, 2009

  • Spotlight NCO

    Feb 6, 2009

    Year of the Noncommissioned Officer: Europe-based boxer

  • U.S., ROK Army conduct joint river crossing in South Korea

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry conducted a joint river crossing through the Yang Pyong river on Feb. 5 with the Republic of Korea Army's 38th Armor Battalion, crossing icy waters with depths of up to 6 feet.

  • Soldiers, USO surprise Korean nursing home residents for Lunar New Year

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team along with representatives of the USO, surprised the residents of a local nursing home located just outside Camp Casey, South Korea with a visit and gifts donated by the USO.

  • Defense Department civilians, families offered on-post housing options

    Feb 5, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 20,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilians provide vital support to Soldiers, families and military operations on the islands. Similar to active duty, many civilians often relocate to meet the military's needs; however, finding a home in the right community can be a challenge.

  • Supporting the troops

    Feb 5, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - American flags wave across Pohakuloa Training Area's (PTA) main gate while Big Island residents, veterans and family readiness group members express their support for Soldiers and Marines training at PTA during a Support Our Troops rally, Jan. 31.

  • U.S. and ROK Army joint river crossing

    Feb 5, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division and Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's 75th Armor Brigade, 26th Mechanized Infantry Division participate in a joint river crossing exercise held Feb. 5th in South Korea.

  • Casey over Red Cloud 50-41 in Warrior Country Men's Senior Basketball Championship

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Casey men's senior basketball team topped Red Cloud's men's senior by 9 to clench the Area I Warrior Country Men's Senior Basketball Championship Jan. 29. There was to be a final playoff game Jan. 30 but Red Cloud forfeited to Casey due to mission commitment.

  • Women finish 2 in Pacific-wide basketball tourney

    Feb 5, 2009

    OKINAWA, JAPAN - On the morning of Jan. 15, the Men's and Women's basketball team departed Korea for the Pacific-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Basketball Tournament. The competition was held in Camp Foster Field house, Okinawa, Japan from Jan 15 - 19.

  • Stanley Town Hall addresses issues

    Feb 5, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Soldiers on Camp Stanley met with Area I leadership Jan. 21 to talk about their issues and brainstorm with the leadership to make life easier by making adjustments to services on post. Headlining the agenda was two weeks of bank closure.

  • Ethics: Annual refresher training no longer applies to 'all'

    Feb 5, 2009

    USAG-RED CLOUD - Annual ethics refresher training took place as usual at the USAG-Red Cloud Theater, Jan. 21, but aimed this time at educating only those individuals responsible for managing, approving, or overseeing financial actions.

  • Sailors and Marines aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga

    Feb 5, 2009

  • Tax Center opens in Maude Hall

    Feb 5, 2009

    USAG-CASEY - Soldiers, Civilians and dependents can now breathe a sigh of relief since the 2008 tax season and the Area I Tax Center has opened. Tax customers had booked up the morning schedule before the new center cut the ribbon Jan. 27.

  • Army Releases January Suicide Data; Re-emphasizes Efforts

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Army released its January 2009 data on suicides today and re-emphasized the urgency and seriousness necessary for preventive action at all levels. The figures for January 2009 reflect seven suicides and 17 other deaths, cause still to be determined.

  • U.S. Marines and Thai Special Forces partner up during Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    BASE KHUN NEN, CHIANG MAI, Thailand- A detachment of seven U.S. Marines and 26 servicemembers with the Thai Special Forces commemorated the beginning of their combined training here Jan. 31 as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The U.S. Marine detachment from Special Operations Training Group, Special Missions Branch, III Marine Expeditionary Force is here to share their expertise in Dynamic Entry tactics with the Royal Thai Marine, Navy and Army Special Forces.

  • Fort Stewart Provides Taste of the Hunt at Big Buck Gala

    Feb 5, 2009

    It was venison, not beef, that Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and members of the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield community enjoyed for dinner at Club Stewart's main ballroom, Jan. 31, during the first Big Buck Gala and Venison Cook-Off.

  • Environmental, Sustainability Award winners announced

    Feb 5, 2009

    Army programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental restoration, sustainability, and pollution prevention earned Pentagon recognition in January as the Department of the Army announced the winners of its highest honors for environmental stewardship and sustainability.

  • Veterans Help Warriors in Transition

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Veterans Airlift Command is making a lot of Wounded Warriors and their Families happy these days by providing cost-free roundtrip flights for Warriors and their Families from their station of recovery to visit Family and friends at home.

  • New Fuel Source Puts Stewart in Compliance

    Feb 5, 2009

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield help lead the way for environmental conservation with efforts in pioneering alternative fuel sources while meeting recent presidential mandated energy conservation efforts.

  • 3rd ID Salutes Leaders in 'Year of the NCO'

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID Year of the NCO submission, Corey B. Burke, 2nd BCT

  • 24th Ordnance Returns Home

    Feb 5, 2009

    More than 140 Soldiers from 24th Ord. Co., 87th CSSB returned to Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 1 following recent service during Operation Iraqi Freedom V.

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