Archive: Feb 2009

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  • Fighting crime all in a day's work for Carson police patrols

    Feb 26, 2009

    A shift with the Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services personnel reflects on the small town atmosphere of Fort Carson.

  • 2 NCOs selected for Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame induction

    Feb 26, 2009

    In recognition of 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, a former Combined Arms Center command sergeant major and a Buffalo Soldier have been selected to be inducted into the Leavenworth Hall of Fame, CAC and Fort Leavenworth Commander Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV announced Feb. 18.

  • Some military housing at West Point is allocated to civilians

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and graphic about West Point Family Housing

  • First female component Command Sergeant Major relates 'an amazing journey'

    Feb 26, 2009

    Michele S. Jones claims she never strived to be the first at anything, that she was never even aware being a trailblazer until people pointed it out to her.

  • Ice Rescue Training at West point

    Feb 26, 2009

    Photo and caption of ice rescue training by West Point firefighters

  • West Point Classes of 1960 and 2010 connect on PME

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and photo with caption about cadet training on dealing with NCOs

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • 3RD ID, Families Sign Covenant

    Feb 26, 2009

    Members of the 3rd ID, Winn Army Community Hospital, and Soldiers and their Families at Fort Stewart signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant Feb. 19 at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Great fun for all at West Point Polar Fest

    Feb 26, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Polar Fest

  • NTC Preps 260 QM for Upcoming Deployment

    Feb 26, 2009

    The 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade traveled to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to conduct extensive hands-on training that simulate a variety of situations.

  • MPs Conduct New ASV Gunnery

    Feb 26, 2009

    Military Police Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade 3rd Special Troops Battalion, conducted the first Armored Security Vehicle Gunnery on Fort Stewart, Feb. 20.

  • Retired CSM focuses on personal moment of black history

    Feb 26, 2009

    Retired Command Sgt. Major Thomas Moore talks about the murder of his brother, Charles, a civil rights worker in the 1960s. Charles' death was the inspiration for the movie, "Mississippi Burning."

  • Teamwork Essential to Training

    Feb 26, 2009

    Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, build the foundation of a team during training held at Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 18-20.

  • After Action Review Focuses on Vanguard OIF Deployment

    Feb 26, 2009

    With constant deployments and constant changes to the battlefield, commanders throughout the Army are always looking for ways to better prepare their Soldiers.

  • Division Honors Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Marne Division reflected on the accomplishments African-Americans in February with events that included poetry reading, a culinary competition, and culminated with a Black History observance ceremony Feb. 24 at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Stewart.

  • Carson youth cager overcomes health issues

    Feb 26, 2009

    Fort Carson Child, Youth and School Services sports program helps Army youth overcome his disabilities.

  • Division Honors Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2009

  • Exploring the Army's diversity with a seasoned NCO

    Feb 26, 2009

    The story of ethnic and cultural diversity in the U.S. Army can be traced back to the Revolutionary War and throughout every war the United States has taken part in since.

  • Honoring the Flag - Detail More Than Raising, Lowering Flag

    Feb 26, 2009

    The flag detail has the responsibility of caring for the Colors and signaling the beginning and the end of the duty day - but the tradition behind the act is much more.

  • Fort Carson Purple Heart recipient shares experiences in book

    Feb 26, 2009

    Latoya Lucas, Purple Heart recipient, has written a book about her experiences recovering from injuries she sustained in Iraq.

  • Army Research Lab's outreach recognized at Black Engineers of the Year Awards

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army Research Laboratory's outreach program manager was given the prestigious U.S. Army's Superior Civilian Service Award and the Black Engineers of the Year Deans Award at the BEYA conference held in Baltimore Feb. 18-22.

  • Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield tree dedication honors fallen Soldier

    Feb 26, 2009

    Family Members, Soldiers and civilians attended a Tree Dedication Ceremony Feb. 19 at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Warriors' Walk in honor of a fallen Soldier, Sgt. Adam M. Wenger, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

  • We all have roots: celebrating African American History Month

    Feb 26, 2009

    Behind closed doors, members of the Fort McPherson community celebrated those who opened many doors. To celebrate the contributions of blacks in the past and how lessons from those experiences could be applied today, an African American History Month luncheon was held in The Commons on Fort McPherson Feb. 20.

  • Ground Blessing Ceremony Held for Army Wideband Satellite Communication Operations Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Representatives from the Army, Navy and the project contractor, Watts Constructors, LLC, attended a special Hawaiian ground blessing on Feb. 20 for the Army's newWideband Satellite Communication Operations Center (WSOC). The six-acre construction site is located at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Oahu.

  • 3rd ID Salutes Year of the NCO

    Feb 26, 2009

    A 2nd Ranger Battalion veteran, and a previous combatives school teacher, Staff Sgt. Keith Bach, HHC, 1st BCT, 3rd ID, is the perfect picture of an NCO that lives the NCO Creed.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army speaks to Congress on volunteerism

    Feb 26, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston spoke about the impact of volunteerism and national service Wednesday on Capitol Hill to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.

  • Terrorist threat to Americans no one-time event

    Feb 26, 2009

    The world's view of terrorism changed dramatically Sept. 11, 2001. None of us will forget where we were and what we were doing when those tragic events unfolded before our eyes. As we watched the planes crash into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the scenes didn't seem real.

  • Giving back, dozens of children at a time

    Feb 26, 2009

    Toomer Elementary School students visited Fort McPherson Feb. 20 to meet Col. Deborah Grays, garrison commander, as part of a school liason office function. By taking a vested interest in area schools, the Fort McPherson community is helping to give back and improve the quality of its neighbors' lives, said Camellia Jefferson, the garrison's School Liaison Officer.

  • Army stands down for suicide prevention training

    Feb 26, 2009

    In response to a record increase in suicides, the Army's senior leaders recently ordered a stand-down across the force to focus on prevention training. Designed as a one-day pause in the busy schedule of an Army at war, all Army units or organizations must conduct the stand-down between Feb. 15 and March 15.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Job Shadow Day sheds light on careers

    Feb 26, 2009

    Area students got a chance to look at some of the career possibilities open to them Feb. 19 at the Fort McPherson Job Shadow Day. The event, which took place at The Commons at Fort McPherson, allowed 287 students from six Atlanta-area high schools and one Atlanta-area middle school to interact with professionals from several area organizations.

  • TF Arrowhead's IG gets silver oak leaf

    Feb 26, 2009

  • MP Co. shifts efforts from Rustamiyah

    Feb 26, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Not every Soldier gets an opportunity to close down a military forward operating base.

  • Engineers build towards drawdown

    Feb 26, 2009

  • Commentary: Remembering the old days, Entertainment choices before Reaganomics

    Feb 26, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Does anyone here remember the early and mid-70s' I'm sure there are a few folks out there, like myself, who still recall the way things were prior to the digital age; when DVDs had not yet been invented and VCRs, although in existence, had not yet hit consumer markets.

  • Bonding in Baghdad: Two Soldiers share promotion, experiences

    Feb 26, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Roxanne Johnson and Tamara Smith put off military careers earlier in their lives to start families. Both married former Soldiers, raised children and longed for a chance to serve. Now, it's their turn.

  • "Iron Brigade" Soldiers strive for SGT Morales induction

    Feb 26, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Nine noncommissioned officers arrived at the headquarters of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, to compete for entry into the Sergeant Morales Club, Feb 22.

  • Walter Reed doctors perform first kidney transplants in Guyana

    Feb 26, 2009

    Two surgeons from Walter Reed Army Medical Center have performed the first kidney transplants in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

  • Army first female 4-star visits 21st TSC

    Feb 26, 2009

  • Iron Brigade hosts Black History Month luncheon

    Feb 26, 2009

    BAGHDAD - "Iron Brigade" Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi- National Division - Baghdad, hosted a Black History Month observance luncheon in the Camp Striker dining facility, Feb. 24.

  • Army looks to thwart building cyber threats

    Feb 26, 2009

    "Battlefield events in Iraq and Afghanistan compelled the Army to rebuild an electronic warfare capability that it had allowed to slip," said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, in conjunction with the announced rollout of the Army's newest Field Manual, FM 3-36, Electronic Warfare in Operations. "We encountered a threat we were not prepared for and we must learn from this lesson to ensure that our force is agile enough to deal with future contingencies"

  • Year of the NCO--Fort Knox

    Feb 26, 2009

  • Knox debuts Year of the NCO

    Feb 26, 2009

    Fort Knox highlighted the accomplishments and history of the NCO Corps with a ceremony to honor all NCOs as well as individuals from the installation.

  • Benelux Blog Fosters Grassroots Community Dialogue

    Feb 26, 2009

    CHIAfaEURoVRES, Belgium -- U.S. Army Garrison Benelux introduced an unofficial blog called "Benelux Now" last month to increase information flow among decision-makers and community members in an informal manner, as part of its Web site re-design.

  • All-Army photo contest needs your vote for 'Best of Show'

    Feb 26, 2009

    The winners of the 2008 All Army Photography Contest have been announced, and now it's up to AKO users to choose the "best of show."

  • NCO volunteers as youth wrestling coach

    Feb 26, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Master Sgt. Darrin Domko volunteers as a wrestling coach for Installation Management Command-Europe's Child, Youth and School Services.

  • U.S. Army Europe leaders call on Soldiers to get involved in preventing sexual assault

    Feb 26, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Feb. 26, 2009) - U.S. Army Europe leaders are encouraging Soldiers to get more actively involved in preventing sexual abuse. "Part of being Soldiers and leaders is having the personal courage to take action when your fellow Soldiers are in danger. If you see something wrong, intervene," said Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commander.

  • Hawaii passes "Year of the NCO 2009" State resolution

    Feb 25, 2009

    With a chorus of Aca,!A"Ayes,Aca,!A? both houses of the Hawaiian State Legislature officially proclaimed 2009 as the Aca,!A"Year of the Noncommissioned OfficerAca,!A? in a ceremony held in the State Capitol.

  • Pagon finishes 1 in Bataan Memorial Death March Qualifier

    Feb 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Alexander Pagon crossed the finish line first in the 2009 Bataan Memorial Death March Qualifier held on USAG-Casey Feb. 21with a time of 1:48:49. More than 200 Soldiers, both male and female, ran the course, which covered both Casey and Camp Hovey from gate to gate, and yielded times all under 2:45.

  • Soldiers get gassed in NBC chambers

    Feb 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - While on "sergeant's time" training, Feb. 19, Soldiers from Red Cloud Headquarters, Headquarters Company went to the Nuclear Biological Chemical chambers for mandatory training as directed by the Department of the Army.

  • AFAP committee gathers to discuss concerns on Red Cloud

    Feb 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Family members and representatives from different organizations throughout the garrison attended a meeting held about the Army Family Action Plan Feb. 18 in the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation classroom. The meeting gave representatives the opportunity to identify issues and concerns throughout the garrison, and learn if older issues were being corrected.

  • IMCOM Staff Chaplain visits Red Cloud

    Feb 25, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-RC commander, greets Col. David Smartt (left), IMCOM Headquarters staff chaplain, with his USAG commander's coin in appreciation of his visit from the Pentagon to USAG-RC and USAG-Casey. Smartt made his visit to talk to garrison chaplains about their vast number of responsibilities. "Hopefully he goes back with helpful information to assist us and our mission here," said Maj. Wayne Garcia, USAG-RC Chaplain. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker

  • Army couple re-enlists on Demilitarized Zone

    Feb 25, 2009

    PAN MUN JOM, South Korea - In an act that could be construed as an act of staunch resolve, Pvt. Keith Bell and Pfc. Jasmine Bell took the Army re-enlistment oath Feb. 24 on the 'Bridge of No Return' located in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Presidio platoon sergeant shares experiences, joys of job

    Feb 25, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brent Church shares his thoughts and experiences as a platoon sergeant for B Company 229th Military Intelligence Battalion during routine marksmanship training on the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Dining Facility Worker Beaming over US Citizenship

    Feb 25, 2009

    There's a lot of laughter and merriment in the kitchen of the Dining Facility between meals as the staff works together to prepare the day's menu offerings. And in the midst of the camaraderie, there's one staff member whose million dollar smile is hard to contain. The smile on the face of Ruedeeporn "Nuey" Suwanapogdee Hart got even bigger recently when she returned from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Atlanta as a new U.S. citizen. "Everything good for me. I'm proud to be an American," Hart said in her somewhat broken English.

  • Software Engineering Directorate leads from front

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Software Engineering Directorate, under the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, has been appointed one of only 12 "Agents of the Certification Authority" within the Department of Army. The appointment, made by the Army's Chief Information Officer G-6 Certification Authority, LeRoy Lundgren, approves the SED to perform third party independent evaluation for automated information systems. "I am very proud of this recent appointment and of the information assurance support we've been providing our program managers for some time now," SED director Dr. Bill Craig said. "Our enterprises and Soldiers depend more and more on information systems and the ability to send and receive information securely. SED will continue leading from the front in the area of information assurance."

  • Plan Gives Aid to Soldiers, Vets Coping with Coming Home

    Feb 25, 2009

    Soldiers live by plans. When they enter the Army, Reserve or National Guard, Soldiers choose a military occupational specialty, and are given a plan that sets out a course of training and experience. When they are qualified in their MOS, they are assigned to their unit, given job responsibilities and provided a plan that defines their military career. When they deploy to a wartime environment, Soldiers are given a plan that outlines their duties, assigns them to a team and battle buddy, and gives them a timetable for their return. It is on their return from a deployment when planning - with the details of what they may experience emotionally and psychologically, what they can do to help themselves recover, how they can regain the life they left at home -- often falls short of what a Soldier needs to reintegrate back into a normal military routine, family life and society as a whole.

  • Bakersfield group helps vets, families wounded by war

    Feb 25, 2009

    A Bakersfield organization, the Wounded Heroes Fund, Kern County Chapter, steps up to help the families of wounded warriors

  • Army to webcast symposium events

    Feb 25, 2009

    The U.S. Army will be webcasting key press conferences at this week's Winter Symposium of the Association of the United States Army conference, opening the doors for individuals across the nation and globe to have their questions answered by some of the Army's experts from fields including science and technology.

  • Relying on the rules of acquisition

    Feb 25, 2009

    Expertise in the areas of acquisition, technology and logistics is the key to making a difference for the war fighter on the battlefield, said a top executive of the Defense Acquisition University. Claude Bolton, a retired Air Force major general who was named in January as the DAU's executive-in-residence, told attendees at DAU's South Region annual conference on Jan. 18 that the work of DoD's acquisition, technology and logistics employees ensure Soldiers have the "right product at the right time in the right place and at the right cost."

  • Master sergeant looks back on career of hard work, perseverance

    Feb 25, 2009

    For a self-professed African-American tomboy, 1975 probably wasn't the right time to join the military if you were looking for a "man's" job.

  • Fantasy sleepers: Three players who could produce big in 2009

    Feb 25, 2009

    With Feb. 22 marking the mandatory report date for all big leaguers to join their clubs for spring training; it's time get out the syringes, testosterone anabolic steroid, HGH and pre-written apology letter to the fans and organization. America's favorite past-time is already in full swing for the 2009 season.

  • Recruiters support Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Chicago Recruiting Battalion took advantage of the largest auto show in the nation by hosting their annual Army Strong! Zone during the 10-day Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Convention Center Feb. 13-22.

  • VBC personnel race for remembrance

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD- To celebrate African American/Black History Month, equal opportunity leaders of 299th Brigade Support Battalion wanted to do something that all branches of the military and Department of Defense contractors could participate in, so they hosted a 5-kilometer race on Victory Base Complex here at Z Lake, Feb. 21.

  • Oprah Show to feature wounded warriors

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Oprah Winfrey show scheduled to air Thursday will feature interviews with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in honor of CSA of Pakistan

    Feb 25, 2009

    Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • MND-B Soldiers celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - When did the foreign slave trade end in the United States' What was the significance of June 19, 1865, known as "Juneteenth'"

  • Baghdad for Mardi Gras' No problem of life

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For deployed Soldiers of the Louisiana's 225th Engineer Brigade, you can take the Soldier out of the state, but you can't take Mardi Gras out of the Soldier.

  • 'Independence Brigade' assumes mission north of Baghdad

    Feb 25, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, marked the official start of its mission in Iraq during a Transfer of Authority ceremony Feb. 24 at Camp Taji.

  • Umatilla Depot seeks World War II depot workers and descendents for commemoration

    Feb 25, 2009

    In anticipation of a 65th anniversary commemoration of the March 1944 World War II accidental explosion of conventional munitions at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, the depot would like to hear from depot workers of that era or their family members. Invitations to a brief March 19 commemoration ceremony on the depot will be extended to those workers or family members, plus current depot employees

  • Purple Heart vets bag quail, local appreciation

    Feb 25, 2009

    More than 40 wounded warriors participated in the second annual "Purple Heart Outdoors Tour" Quail Hunt in Edison, Ga., Feb. 13-15.

  • RDECOM commanding general visits Soldier Systems Center

    Feb 25, 2009

    On Feb. 10, Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, visited the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. During the day, Izzo saw demonstrations and heard briefings on shelter technologies, joint precision aerial delivery systems, combat feeding, individual protection and biomechanics. Jean Hampel, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, demonstrates shelter airbeam technology. Izzo said it was a "great visit," and he was glad he took the time to come. During the visit, Izzo met with NSSC Soldiers.

  • 'Team Buffalo' stays loose, tightens security

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - In a cramped, wooden shack behind the 688th Engineer Company headquarters at Camp Liberty here, about 30 combat engineers sit on beat-up couches and poke fun at each other before another route clearance mission begins.

  • U.S. turns over joint security station in Baghdad to Iraqi Army

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD -Soldiers serving with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, gave the reins of Joint Security Station Sheikh Marouf to Iraqi Army soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division in a transfer ceremony Feb. 23.

  • 1 BCT HQ earns 'Gold' sustainable construction certification

    Feb 25, 2009

    Soldiers and staff assigned to the newly minted 1st Brigade Combat Team headquarters, which also houses six and battalion headquarters, will work in a first of its kind facility once fully staffed next summer.

  • Combat mechanic recovery classes open at Liberty

    Feb 25, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Combat mechanics and support troops from the 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, took the opportunity Feb. 5 to take part in a new vehicle recovery course given at the 890th Eng. Bn. motor pool here.

  • Local Iraqi leaders, CF pave way for future visits to historic shrine

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- For more than 30 years, citizens around what is now Forward Operating Base Warrior have not had full access to the cemetery and shrine of Sultan-Saqi. The name of the shrine comes from a brother, Saqi, and sister, Sultana, who are entombed there.

  • The beginning of an important partnership

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- A significant part of a commander's responsibility when one deployed unit replaces another is making the necessary connections and establishing a rapport with the same important individuals as the previous unit.

  • At the Edge of History

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Following the historic security framework agreement that the governments of Iraq and the United States signed on Jan. 1st, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers will partner with the Iraqi Security Forces and assist the Provincial Reconstruction Team to ensure security, provide economic opportunities to Iraqi citizens, further legitimize the Iraqi Security Forces and assist the Provincial Government in improving its capability to govern in anticipation of the US military's eventual withdrawal from the country, said Col. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the commander of 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • FMWRC to provide pay-as-you-go Internet access Army-wide

    Feb 25, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, Commanding General, Installation Management Command, asked the Family and MWR Command's Army Recreational Machine Program to present ideas to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and to generate new sources of income for MWR programs. After a briefing provided by Don Rojas, ARMP General Manager, Lt. Gen. Wilson directed that ARMP "move out" and provision Internet services into barracks and other garrison locations to meet the substantial unmet demand for connectivity that Soldiers confronted.

  • "Black Jack" leaders meet with IA counterparts

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-American and Iraqi Soldiers intermingle in a sea of different uniforms. Translators move fluidly within the crowd, going from one group to the next. The Iraqis explain their unique situations to their American counterparts using hand gestures; the Americans nod eagerly in understanding. A signal is given and the crowd starts to move toward three long tables where each Iraqi Soldier sits next to his US partner.

  • Sgt. Joshua Wolcott receives Purple Heart

    Feb 25, 2009

    Sgt. Joshua Wolcott, Company B, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, receives Purple Heart medal from Brig. Gen. Jennifer Napper, 7th Signal Command (Theater) commanding general.

  • WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

    Feb 25, 2009

  • Mannheim Community kicks off Year of the NCO

    Feb 25, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (February 23, 2009) -- The U.S. Military Community in Mannheim held a ceremony to celebrate the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer and to honor accomplishments and bravery of NCOs in the Mannheim Community and 5th Signal Command.

  • Flowing locks, a sparkling smile and fine fragrances

    Feb 25, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Five cheerleaders with the St. Louis Rams traveled to the Ninewah province, Iraq Feb. 18 to visit Soldiers deployed there. Besides visiting two major forward operating bases in the area, the focus of the trip was to reach out to the servicemembers embedded within cities or in remote areas that aren't in contact with major FOBs and the commodities that they boast.

  • Coalition and Iraqi Army mechanics work to repair broken vehicles

    Feb 25, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Besides conducting joint kinetic and non-lethal operations with the Iraqi Security Forces in Mosul, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division has been working closely with their Iraqi comrades in support of combat support tasks as well.

  • A Prelude to War

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Army Goes to Hollywood!

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion uncases colors

    Feb 25, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (February 12, 2009) - The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion held an uncasing ceremony at the Benjamin Franklin Village Sports Arena to signify their official return from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Nevil Shed scores with audience at Anniston Black History Month luncheon

    Feb 25, 2009

  • Fort Monmouth ceremony celebrates the Army's 'Year of the NCO'

    Feb 25, 2009

    This was the celebration that launched the Army's "Year of the NCO" theme at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey

  • DLA divvies up rifles to area law enforcement

    Feb 25, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-Representatives from about 10 law enforcement agencies in Alabama and Georgia inspected a large supply of M16 and M16-A1 rifles here Feb. 11 inside a warehouse at the Anniston Defense Distribution Depot operated by the Defense Logistics Agency. The law enforcement officers were at Anniston Army Depot to inspect the surplus weapons and determine whether or not they could be used to combat crime within their respective cities and counties.

  • Straight Arrows, GOI hand diplomas to new generator mechanics

    Feb 25, 2009

  • Truth in testing: In depth survey aims at improving Army vehicles

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - A 24-member team from the Army Testing and Evaluation Command based out of Fort Hood, Texas, surveyed members of the Fort Polk, La. based 46th Engineer Combat Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade Feb. 23 here with regards to the RG-33L mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, a heavily up armored vehicle in use by the engineers for the last two months.

  • 46th Engineers strengthen prison, mission

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Theater Internment Reconciliation Center under construction at Camp Taji is a new detainee facility that needs work. The Government of Iraq asked the Multi National Division-Baghdad military police that operate the facility to strengthen the holding cells, so the MPs called in the engineers to do a 'little welding.'

  • Mayor's praise for the Watervliet Arsenal, City

    Feb 25, 2009

    Mayor Michael Manning said in his State of the City address earlier this month that "We are in good shape," as he highlighted several program and department successes. During his 35-minute remarks, Manning proudly talked of where the city has been, where it is today, and where it is going. And as typical of Manning, when he speaks of the City of Watervliet, he also spoke of the Arsenal. Manning said he is very pleased the Arsenal took center stage in the Capital Region business community and in the media for much of 2008. "After years of attrition and not-too-good news, we have a reason to hope for the future," Manning said in regards to the direction the Arsenal is now heading.

  • Post-deployment programs helping soldiers cope

    Feb 25, 2009

    Post-deployment programs in Erie, PA helping soldiers cope

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • Thirteen U.S. Army Europe junior officers honored for commitment to duty, honor, country with MacArt

    Feb 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Feb. 25, 2009) -- U.S. Army Europe saluted the leadership of 13 of the command's junior officers with the presentation of USAREUR-level awards in the 2008 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards program, Feb. 23. In his remarks at the awards luncheon in the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion here, USAREUR commander Gen. Carter F. Ham lauded the 13 officers for their leadership and service to Soldiers.

  • President says budget signifies new way forward for defense

    Feb 25, 2009

    In a speech mainly dedicated to the economic crisis facing the world, the president also honored the nation's men and women in uniform, vowing to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps, raise military pay and provide the medical care veterans deserve.

  • Birth doula helps mother cope with new baby while her husband is deployed

    Feb 25, 2009

    When Laura Moore realized her husband would be deployed during the birth of their second child, she was apprehensive, to say the least. But Angela Torres, an Army spouse and birth doula in Heidelberg, was here to help.

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