Archive: Feb 2009

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  • Thai Marines, CLR-3 come together, put rounds down range

    Feb 5, 2009

    BAN CHAN KREM, Thailand Aca,!" About 60 U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with about 30 Royal Thai Marines to conduct live-fire training here Feb. 4 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is a joint, coalition multinational exercise focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.

  • Knighthawk Stakes Train Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID CAB Knighthawk Stakes - Training that includes training on communication, M9 and M16 weapons and combat survivor evader locator skills.

  • Future Soldiers Enlist Before Hockey Fans

    Feb 5, 2009

    About 40 Future Soldiers conducted the oath of enlistment at a hockey game in Michigan. Battalion CSM received the honor of dropping the puck at the start of the game. Army recruiters and ROTC cadre combined resources to provide various career options to hockey game attendees.

  • Big Changes Set for Vanguard Brigade

    Feb 5, 2009

    With their recent return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers in the 4th Brigade Combat Team are set to begin implementing big changes within the next few months.

  • 3/1 Cav Range Training Sharpens Soldier Skills

    Feb 5, 2009

  • Old Guard memorializes, retires K-9's

    Feb 5, 2009

    Soldiers in The Old Guard K-9 detachment assembled behind the regimental canine training facility at Fort Myer, VA to pay their final respects to military working dogs, ''Rex," ''Dusty" and ''Epos" who worked in the unit.

  • Sergeant Proud to Pass Knowledge Down to Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID NCO trains Soldiers for EIB

  • Raiders Go 'Live' with Realistic Training

    Feb 5, 2009

    3rd ID's 1st BCT conducted live fire training.

  • 7th Communication Battalion gets wired for Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    SATTAHIP, Thailand - Every major exercise has thousands of moving parts, but none of those parts would function if there were no communications in place. 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, establishes the lifeline that supplies the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade command element during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • West Point provides HOPE to homeless

    Feb 5, 2009

    It was a cold evening, well below freezing, when 2,000 volunteers stepped out on to the streets of New York City just after midnight to determine how many people in the city are homeless.

  • West Point Cadets, Soldiers honor Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Feb 5, 2009

    A photo of Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan placing a wreath at the gravesite of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. The wreath was placed on behalf of Pres. Barack Obama in celebration of FDR's 127th birthday.

  • Fort Sill EOD wins award for response

    Feb 5, 2009

  • Cadets learn tactics of trench warfare

    Feb 5, 2009

    Article and photo about German and French tactics in World War I. The Cadets learned how the Germans learned from experience throughout the course of WWI to better attack the entrenched French forces.

  • 1st Air Cav. Soldiers receive guidance on new equipment

    Feb 5, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The IOTV, unlike its predecessor, can be disassembled with the simple tug of a cord. Soldiers from the 1st ACB are being issued the IOTV for their upcoming deployment to Iraq later this year.

  • Canadians train at Fort Sill

    Feb 5, 2009

    A Canadian artillery unit trains at Fort Sill

  • First Army planning headquarters move to Rock Island

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Make no mistake, First Army will do everything we can to take care of our staff right here in this room as we move, but we will move," said Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, confirming that First Army headquarters will relocate to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Award-winning NCO hopes to inspire cadets

    Feb 5, 2009

    West Point NCO is promoted to Master Sgt. and received the Order of the Marechaussee, an honor bestowed upon outstanding Military Policemen.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Finding Adoption Homes for Abandoned Pets

    Feb 5, 2009

    An organization is trying to ensure that all pets have the love and care they deserve, especially when left behind by their owners. A New Leash on Life is a nonprofit animal rescue organization in the Huntsville area. The all-volunteer group includes veterinarians, foster homes and others who give their time and services to help animals who have been abandoned by their owners for whatever reason. Jodi Rutenberg, A New Leash on Life volunteer and foster mother, said a large number of the animals they help come from Redstone. Some wander into office areas. Some are found trying to raise litters wherever they could. Others are simply left in housing areas when their owners relocate without them.

  • Award-winning NCO hopes to inspire cadets

    Feb 5, 2009

    Article and photo about a West Point NCO who was promoted to Master Sgt. and received the Order of the Marechaussee, an honor given to outstanding members of the Military Police Corps.

  • Belvoir staff completes exchange with Quantico

    Feb 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's garrison staff visited Quantico Marine Corps Base Friday to complete a staff exchange with their organizational counterparts in the Marine Corps. Quantico visited Belvoir in September, to begin the exchange, which was held so members of the staffs could establish new relationships and gain new and fresh ideas from leaders in their respective fields.

  • NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris With Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris meets with Army Soldiers.

  • Bravo Company Takes Turn at Simulated Combat

    Feb 5, 2009

    Imagine this. You and your unit are outside the wire in Iraq, traveling down a dusty road in your Humvee, conducting a routine patrol of the area. The sun is shining, the air is hot like an oven, and no one is walking the streets. You look around, notice the empty landscape of the city, and think to yourself, "This is weird. Where are all the villagers'" Just then an enormous explosion erupts from an improvised explosive device, hurling you and your team inside the Humvee upside-down and into a small ditch filled with water. The vehicle is on fire and quickly filling with water. What do you do' "Don't panic," said Staff Sgt. Michael Bell, a platoon sergeant with Bravo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • Soldier testifies to Congress on body armor

    Feb 5, 2009

    During testimony on Capitol Hill regarding force protection programs, Feb. 4, an Army staff sergeant had the opportunity to let members of Congress know about some of the challenges faced by Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Kenyan leadership visits West Point

    Feb 5, 2009

    A visit to West Point by Kenyan military officers to look at how the U.S. Military Academy develops leaders.

  • IRAQI ROUNDTABLE

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic hosted a discussion on ethics with Iraqi Generals.

  • NMAA graduates first class, models West Point

    Feb 5, 2009

    A story and photos on the first graduating class of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.

  • Missiles Official Urges Continued Support for Programs

    Feb 5, 2009

    Even in the wake of expected future cuts in military spending, the U.S. needs to ensure enough funding to sustain its missile technology and development, said a top official with the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space. Rod Summers, deputy PEO for integration, said the organization's top executives led by Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco are working to tell the story of missile defense at the Pentagon to try to ensure against future budget cuts that could cripple the nation's missile defense industry. He made his comments during a speech Friday to members of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at a Bosses' Breakfast at the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • First Army leaders spell out move to Civilian workforce; deputy encourages staff to move with comman

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Fort Gillem is going to close, and First Army is going to move and those facts will not change!" With those words, First Army's commanding general, Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, confirmed to the headquarters staff First Army will move to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., in 2011 as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC).

  • Ex-Basketball Star Sheds Light on Glory Road

    Feb 5, 2009

    Nevil "The Shadow" Shed played the role of motivational speaker as deftly as he used to move across the basketball court back in the day. Walking back and forth across the Bob Jones Auditorium stage, he inspired his audience by sharing his experiences growing up in a segregated America. He related the blessings he has received throughout his life - from watching the racial insults his father endured, to aspiring to become a professional basketball player, to becoming a college basketball star who was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He was a forward on Texas Western's all-black starting five that beat the University of Kentucky for the national championship in 1966 and effectively broke the color barrier in college basketball. Shed and his teammates were inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in September 2007. Their feat inspired the 2006 Disney movie "Glory Road."

  • U.S. Army Demonstrates Robotic Technologies

    Feb 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is sponsoring a public demonstration of robotic technologies to detect and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from training ranges Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Fort Bliss, Texas, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Post, city leaders sign partnership agreement

    Feb 5, 2009

    With two signatures, an ordinary piece of paper became a legal document signaling the continued cooperation between the Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) and the city of East Point, Ga. The Jan. 31, 2009 partnership signing, held in the command conference room of Bldg. 65 at Fort McPherson, Ga., was the 10th agreement between the two parties. Under the agreement, the two mutually exchange services, resources, facilities, real estate and information.

  • Links in the Chain of Command

    Feb 5, 2009

    Black Hawk, Patriot, HIMARS, Avenger, Chinook, NLOS-LS, MLRS, Sentinel, Hellfire, Huey - behind every Army aviation and missile system are the Soldiers and DoD civilians and contractors of Redstone Arsenal who stand with pride, commitment and determination in their mission to provide war fighters with the very best weapon systems. And standing with Arsenal employees are the Army organizations that manage weapon systems from beginning to end. Those organizations at Redstone Arsenal -- led primarily by the Aviation and Missile Command, Program Executive Office for Aviation and Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space - have set the standard for the entire Army in the application of the life cycle management philosophy. "Here at Redstone we support the Soldier in all phases of the life cycle," said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and AMCOM.

  • Band tours support Army recruiting mission across U.S.

    Feb 5, 2009

    Supporting Army recruiting is one of the most important missions of the Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB). One of the best ways to do that is for the band or one of its several ensembles to go on tour to communities where the Army visibility may be low.

  • Managing your emotions: don't despair, depression is beatable

    Feb 5, 2009

  • AMC Commander Makes Her First Visit to Redstone

    Feb 5, 2009

    One of the Army's leading generals made a quiet visit to Redstone Arsenal Jan. 27-28 to get up to speed on the some of the programs and initiatives that have made the Arsenal a hot spot for military investment and growth. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the Army's first female four-star general and commander of the Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Redstone Arsenal without any media fanfare. Though she kept her visit low key, those Dunwoody met with and greeted during her tours of the Prototype Integration Facility, Army Materiel Command Forward and Army Security Assistance Command Forward headquarters, and the Software Engineering Directorate were excited about the opportunity to talk with the general, shake her hand and even get their picture taken with her. "She's the first woman. Oh my gosh! Hillary (Clinton) didn't make it (as president). But General Dunwoody did make it up the general ranks," said Terrian Hicks, the equal employment officer for USASAC, after meeting Dunwoody. "Every woman in a green suit can now aspire to be like her. It's nice to have a woman at the helm."

  • FBI 'captures' potential recruits at employment search Jan. 31

    Feb 5, 2009

    Being wanted by the FBI usually isn't a good thing, unless you are one of the potentially qualified applicants the organization recruits. The Atlanta-based FBI field office held an employment search Jan. 31, 2009 in the Army Community Service center at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • Preventive measures can limit terrorism, speed reaction time

    Feb 5, 2009

    Col. Deborah B. Grays, garrison commander, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga., has designated February 2009 as Antiterrorism Awareness Month for the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem military community. In today's world, with all the acts of terrorism aggression, that in many cases, are directed against the United States and its citizens, now is the best time to know and take the necessary steps to keep yourself, your workplace, your home and the people closest to you safe and secure.

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+commander reveals plans for 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    Upcoming goals for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) and operationalizing the Army National Guard and Reserve were among topics Gen. Charles C. Campbell discussed at the 2009 Senior Commanders Conference held Jan. 25 in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, said the Army is "out of balance" in relation to deployment demand, and plans are in place to restore that balance by 2011

  • Command Fact Sheets

    Feb 5, 2009

  • Fort Riley: Community Partnership Conference brings education challenges, triumphs to light

    Feb 5, 2009

    Elected officials, educators and Army and community leaders met Jan. 30 at Riley's Conference Center on Fort Riley for a Community Partnership Conference concerning education in the Central Flint Hills Region.

  • Locals reveal history not published in books

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history." Such poetic insight came from Carter G. Woodson, historian and champion for the celebration of Black History Month.

  • Take time to prepare for severe weather

    Feb 5, 2009

    This week was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as "Severe Weather Awareness Week." Though the official tornado season doesn't begin until March, it seemed prudent with the high winds we've been experiencing to take a moment to talk about tornadoes and how you can prepare for and survive them.

  • Sergeant major of Army testifies on Capitol Hill

    Feb 5, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told Congress Wednesday that childcare and access to healthcare treatment are top concerns of Soldiers and their families.

  • Simulations promote safety

    Feb 5, 2009

    Multi-organization installation sponsors driving safety simulations.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department lends support to storm-hit areas

    Feb 5, 2009

    Five Fort Leonard Wood firefighters provided mutual aid fire and rescue assistance to Kennett, Mo., last weekend. "The boot-heel of Missouri has been devastated by the ice storm (Jan. 26 and 27)," said Robert Sperberg, Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department assistant fire chief. "Their emergency service providers summoned the State Emergency Management Agency for assistance."

  • African-American 'firsts' key to Army history

    Feb 5, 2009

    African Americans have a long and distinguished history of service in defense of the nation, and in particular, in service to the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Leonard Wood breaks ground for power school

    Feb 5, 2009

    Fort Leonard Wood broke ground on the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Prime Power School at Normandy Training Area, Friday. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by March, 2011.

  • Bamberg Military Police officers keep infant alive

    Feb 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- It's 12:53 a.m. January 30. The phone at the Department of Emergency Services desk begins ringing and starts the clock on what could have been a disaster were it not for the quick response of four Military Police assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg.

  • Fort Drum hosts fireside chat for Families of fallen Soldiers

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Hillside Lodge provided a cozy setting Jan. 23 for survivors of fallen Soldiers to come together for a time of fellowship and sharing.

  • Anniston hears Arrowhead Brigade war stories, shows off Stryker work

    Feb 5, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Three Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team, or 3-2 SBCT, at Fort Lewis, Wash., paid a visit to the depot Jan. 27 and 28 as part of a program that lets servicemembers provide feedback to the government civilians who repair their equipment.

  • Potential closure of Manas Air Base won't disrupt Afghanistan ops

    Feb 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The United States hopes to continue operations at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, but would use other means to support troops in Afghanistan if the Kyrgyz government goes through with plans to close it, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today.

  • Exploring diversity daily keeps community on their toes

    Feb 5, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Command Sgt. Maj. Felix Rodriguez, the USAG Livorno Command Sgt. Maj., use nuggets of knowledge to come up with a new way to help educate the Camp Darby community about African-American Heritage Month.

  • COB Speicher Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2009

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher kicked off a month-long celebration of African American Black History Month with an elimination Three-Point Shooting Contest on Feb. 5.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers work with coalition partners during Cobra Gold

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- In an effort to reinforce international ties, Cobra Gold 09 gives service members from over 20 countries a chance to share knowledge and an opportunity to build a lasting bond between nations.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers work with coalition partners during Cobra Gold

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- In an effort to reinforce international ties, Cobra Gold 09 gives service members from over 20 countries a chance to share knowledge and an opportunity to build a lasting bond between nations. This yearAca,!a,,cs exercise is the latest in the continuing series of U.S. Aca,!" Thai military exercises designed to ensure regional peace through U.S. Pacific Command.

  • 1st Sgt. Schrader on Capitol Hill: "Body armor does work."

    Feb 4, 2009

    Based upon his combat duty experiences in Iraq, U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division Soldier 1st Sgt. Patrick Schrader shares his perspective on the benefits of body armor.

  • Amphibious Assault Briefing

    Feb 4, 2009

    UTAPHAO, Thailand (Feb. 4, 2009) Royal Thai Navy Cmdr. Nuttapong Kuardponlark briefs U.S., Thai and Singaporean naval officers on the Thai procedures for an amphibious assault during the first day of Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.

  • General quarters drill aboard USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 4, 2009

    Culinary Specialist Seaman Jermaine Jefferson braces for shock during a general quarters drill aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), which is en route to Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Sergeant addresses body armor on Capitol Hill

    Feb 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Fred Rowe, currently assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., stood near Maj. Gen. Robert P. Lennox, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, as he answered questions from members of Congress, Feb. 4, on Capitol Hill. Rowe was given the opportunity to speak during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee joint air and land forces and seapower and expeditionary forces subcommittees. The hearing, attended by officials from both the Army and Marine Corps, addressed the force protection programs of both services. Rowe was hit by weapons fire in Iraq and was protected by the body armor issued to him by the Army.

  • Happy baby number 2!

    Feb 4, 2009

    Picture of Eva Kaye laughing.

  • The Bombard Family first time around

    Feb 4, 2009

    The Bombard family, with first daughter Eliana smiling between mother Kristine and father Mike, before the baby's untimely death from meningitis.

  • Missile Defense supply sergeant supports others despite grievous personal loss

    Feb 4, 2009

    Her job as supply sergeant at the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) headquartered here was always more than just a paycheck for Staff Sgt. Kristine Bombard.

  • SSG Kristine Bombard

    Feb 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kristine Bombard organizes.

  • 704th Military Intelligence Soldiers join ranks of NCO Corps

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Meade's 704th Military Intelligence Brigade are inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony held Jan. 30 at McGill Training Center.

  • Minister Jalili signs copy of book at AWG

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group hosts former Afghani minister

    Feb 4, 2009

    Former Afghan minister Jalili visited Fort Meade's Asymmetric Warfare Group headquarters.

  • Presidential Dance

    Feb 4, 2009

    President Barack Obama dances with Sgt. Margaret H. Herrera while first lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Sgt. Elidio Guillen at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball.

  • Welcome to the NCO Corps

    Feb 4, 2009

  • ARNORTH, FEMA host conference on nuclear terrorism

    Feb 4, 2009

    Aca,!A"The greatest danger to the American people is the threat of a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon,Aca,!A? states the PresidentAca,!a,,cs foreign policy agenda published by the White House Jan. 21. This fact is an everyday reality for the men and women of U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Commentary - Good NCOs: You Know Them When You See Them

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Continuing Progress as the "Year of the NCO" Approaches

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Guam Guard to Promote 1st Female Sergeant Major

    Feb 4, 2009

    The Guam Army National Guard will promote First Sergeant Irene M. Fejeran to the rank of Sergeant Major, the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Gordon NCO/Audie Murphy Induction Ceremony

    Feb 4, 2009

    More than 100 newly promoted NCOs were inducted into the NCO Corps and three exceptional NCOs to be inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club January 15 at Fort Gordon.

  • 'Cobra Gold' Soldiers, Thai marines build classroom

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers of the Hawaii National Guard's 230th Engineer Company are teaming up with Thai marines to build a classroom facility for a poor, rural district of Thailand in this year's "Cobra Gold" exercise.

  • Cobra Gold 09 kicks off in Thailand

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, ThailandAca,!" With an emphasis on friendship and cooperation, Exercise Cobra Gold 09, a multi-national combined joint training exercise and humanitarian effort held throughout the Kingdom of Thailand, launched here Feb. 4.

  • Guard supporting Special Olympics Winter World Games

    Feb 4, 2009

    About 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Idaho National Guard are on duty now to prepare for the 2009 Special Olympics Winter World Games being held in Idaho Feb. 7-13.

  • California Soldiers loosen up with therapy dog

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, California Army National Guard, pet and hug their stress away with a little help from Aca,!A"Sgt. 1st Class Boe." Boe is a four-year-old English Labrador Retriever, donated to the Army by the Guide Dog Foundation, through the AmericaAca,!a,,cs Vet Dogs project. She lives on Speicher and works as a therapy dog.

  • CG sheds light on Army Space

    Feb 4, 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. Among the many areas Campbell touched upon, hot topics included the operational environment of space, current and future space systems, and ballistic missile defense. The symposium is hosted annually by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

  • New Year, New Center of Excellence for Logistics

    Feb 4, 2009

    Fort Lee checked off the first and arguably most significant project of its massive $1.7 billion Base Realignment and Closure plan last week. Construction on the Sustainment Center of Excellence Headquarters building was completed in December 2008 after 18 months of construction. It was finished on time, at budget and is the first of more than 30 new structures to be built at Fort Lee under the 2005 BRAC implementation plan.

  • Engineer company deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Engineer company deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany --The 541st Engineer Company deploys to Afghanistan. The engineerAca,!a,,cs mission will be to find explosives during route clearance of roads. After returning from a two-month tour in Romania around August, the company have reset, refit, trained and are once more deploying in support of our nationAca,!a,,cs call to duty.

  • Celebrating Diversity in the Army: African American History Month

    Feb 4, 2009

  • New Paratroopers in 2 BCT, 82nd ABN experience first's during JFEX

    Feb 4, 2009

    Several Paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division experience their first night, combat equipment jump during the brigade-wide Joint Force Entry Exercise.

  • Magazine wants Soldiers' photos

    Feb 4, 2009

    If you have a good picture, "Soldiers Magazine," the Army's official magazine, wants to see it.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Soldiers train to stay alive in vehicle rollovers

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers from Bravo Co., 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry, twisted, turned, and thought their way out of disabled and damaged vehicles during a safety day vehicle egress exercise here Jan. 30.

  • ISF, medical workers vote in SaD province special elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Salah ad-Din province held a special needs voting day for Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and medical workers so that they are available to work during the elections on Jan. 31.

  • Alaska National Guard Biathlon Team

    Feb 4, 2009

    Alaska National Guard Biathlon Team won 3rd place in the Biathlon Relay Race on January 31 at Camp Ripley, Minn.

  • Ninewa province completes elections uneventfully

    Feb 4, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Adbulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al, the commanding general of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq toured his area of operations Jan. 31, the day of the countryAca,!a,,cs provincial elections. Besides overseeing the security of nearly 200 polling sites throughout the city, Abdulla was also charged with the maintenance and operation of each.

  • German infantry school students train for Afghanistan deployment on U.S. Army training area in Schwe

    Feb 4, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Before heading out into the snow-covered fields of Aca,!A"Area M,Aca,!A? the training area just northwest of Schweinfurt, three soldiers from the German Army Infantry School in Hammelburg wrapped their heads in turbans and set out to wreak a little mayhem.

  • Culinary team trains for hot competition in annual Army culinary arts contest

    Feb 4, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Feb. 3. 2009) Aca,!" The enticing aroma of sizzling filet mignon and apple crepes filled the Spinelli Barracks dining facility here, Jan. 27. But this was no normal day for Mannheim, as the best Army chefs in Europe moved efficiently around the kitchen. The competition was as hot as the food as Soldier and civilian chefs from throughout U.S. Army Europe honed their culinary skills on hot entrees, vegetables and pastries for the chance to prove themselves at what Army quartermaster officials call the largest annual cooking competition in the United States.

  • Soldiers of 18th Military Police Brigade, 95th MP Battalion mark return from latest Iraq deployments

    Feb 4, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Feb. 3, 2009) Aca,!" The Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the 95th MP Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment were officially welcomed home during a ceremony in the Sports Arena on Benjamin Franklin Village here, Jan. 30. During the ceremony the units uncased their colors, marking the official return of the units from their 15-month combat tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unitsAca,!a,,c Soldiers came home in December.

  • Salah ad-Din officials make final security coordinations for upcoming provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Representatives from the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the mayors from the major towns and cities in the province attended the meeting to make final security coordinations for the upcoming Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Purple fingers for Election Day

    Feb 4, 2009

    An Iraqi man and his family check a list of possible candidates to vote for while at a polling station during Election Day in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Voters received a purple finger after their voting preferences were completed.

  • Dog's Best Friend

    Feb 4, 2009

    Cpl. Justin Rodriguez, a specialized search dog handler assigned to the K-9 Section, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and his military working dog Rex search polling sites Jan. 28 to seek out potential explosives, ammunition, weapons caches and other harmful elements. U.S. military personnel are assisting Iraqi Security Forces with specialized services such as military working dogs in preparation for the Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Cheap Eats: Group gathers for cooking lessons, fellowship

    Feb 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Cheap Eats is a monthly gathering of family readiness group volunteers, Soldiers from the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, and senior unit leaders from the U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army Special Troops Battalion, where volunteers cook food, and everyone shares recipes and gets to know one another.

  • Bayji Joint Coordination Center monitors provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, Salah ad-Din provincial election officials and Coalition forces monitor security operations for the Jan. 31 provincial elections at the Bayji Joint Coordination Center. Thirty-five schools in Bayji were designated as voting sites, and Iraqi Policemen provided security at each location.

  • New Army programs to be tested in Kaiserslautern

    Feb 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germnay -- This is the third town hall meeting for the Kaiserslautern military community. It came about, said U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Commander Lt. Col. Mechelle Hale, because the Army's senior mission commander here, Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, wanted to be able to talk with families and hear their concerns.

  • Aviation Brigade says goodbye to fallen Cavalry Troopers

    Feb 4, 2009

    Leaders from across MND-North and the 10th Mountain Division came together Jan. 30 to mourn 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip Windorski, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Kelley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Tillery and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benajmin Todd, who died Jan. 25 when the two UH-58D Kiowa Warriors they were piloting went down near Kirkuk.

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