Archive: Feb 2009

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  • 32nd Medical Battalion graduates Soldier Medics -- The inaugural Brian D. Allgood award winner annou

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center was filled near to capacity with Soldiers, Family and friends Feb. 11 when A Company, 232nd Medical Battalion graduated 383 combat medics from the 68W, Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic) course. The Army Medical Department Center and School established the Col. Brian D. Allgood 68W Distinguished Honor Graduate Award on behalf of Allgood, who commanded the 232nd Medical Battalion from June 4, 1999 to June 8, 2001. Under his superior leadership, more than 9,000 Soldiers, were trained and molded into combat medics.

  • Soldiers in Iraq learn best ways to fight fires

    Feb 23, 2009

    ALI BASE, Iraq - Members of the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conducted fire safety training for Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Platoon, 570th Sapper Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Feb. 15.

  • Ammunition ship allows for worldwide contingency readiness

    Feb 23, 2009

    Longer than three football fields, the M.V. Staff Sgt. Edward A. Carter Jr., is a seagoing insurance policy. Loaded aboard the massive vessel are more than 2,000 containers of munitions, part of the Army Prepositioned Stocks -- afloat mission to sustain expeditionary Army forces, wherever and whenever they may engage.

  • Army civilian honored with 'Black Engineer of the Year Award'

    Feb 23, 2009

    WARREN, Mich. Ac"a,! For Christopher Scott success has never been an option. It has always been a choice and that drive for excellence has been recognized.

  • Tennessee general visits 'Volunteer' well drillers

    Feb 23, 2009

    DIKHIL, Djibouti - Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard's 775th Engineering Detachment welcomed a friendly face to the Horn of Africa when their commander, Brig. Gen. Robert A. Harris, visited to see the living and working conditions of his troops on Feb. 20.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Brigadier General Michael J. Lally

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Senior Leaders Are Saying

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Social Networking

    Feb 23, 2009

  • Equal employment opportunity: Aca,!EoeA function of leadershipAca,!a,,c

    Feb 23, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - A special visitor carried a special message from Washington to Schweinfurt Feb. 12.

  • Mullen applauds Fort Campbell traumatic brain injury treatment center

    Feb 23, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - A tour of the Traumatic Brain Injury Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center here Friday made a favorable impression on the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In fact, the program is something he said should be spread across the force.

  • Camp Long legacy recognized during ceremony

    Feb 23, 2009

    More than 40 Area III Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Republic of Korea Soldiers paid homage to Sgt. Charles Long - the namesake of Camp Long - at a memorial ceremony near Wonju Feb. 12 in.

  • New $450M contract for Humphreys infrastructure

    Feb 23, 2009

    A $450 million Land Development, Utilities and Infrastructure Design-Build contract for USAG-Humphreys was awarded to Sun Kyong Engineering and Construction Company, LTD, recently.

  • Egress system training begins at Humphreys

    Feb 23, 2009

    A critical training system developed by U.S. Army Forces Command to help save the lives of Soldiers in the event of vehicle rollovers is now available at Humphreys Garrison.

  • 'Prepare your Soldiers to fill your shoes'

    Feb 23, 2009

    One NCO's perspective of what it means to serve in the U.S. Army and the importance of Soldier training and community service.

  • 'You've got to be patient, listen to your Soldiers'

    Feb 23, 2009

    An NCO's perspective on what it means to serve in the Army, and the road traveled to reach the NCO ranks.

  • 'You should think four or five steps ahead'

    Feb 23, 2009

    An NCO's perspective on what it means to serve in the Army, and the road traveled to reach the NCO ranks.

  • CSA at the 23rd BEYA

    Feb 22, 2009

  • 10,000th MRAP fielded in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2009

    A team of Soldiers, civilians and contractors gathered Feb. 20 at the Victory Base Complex to celebrate fielding the 10,000th Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers conduct combined air-assault

    Feb 22, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 15, several hundred Soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Division supported by Coalition forces conducted a combined air-assault to clear and secure the Bichigan peninsula near Balad.

  • 81st RSC Wildcats fine tune land navigation, Soldier skills

    Feb 21, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to the Army Reserve's 81st Regional Support Command participatein a two-hour land navigation course at Fort Jackson, S.C. The command used the weekend battle assembly to sharpen several Soldier skills along with performing their mission of base operations for the southeastern portion of the U.S.

  • Fort Campbell breaks ground on new Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Feb 20, 2009

    Accompanied by America's top military leader, Fort Campbell officials today marked two health care milestones: the groundbreaking for the first world-class Soldier and Family Assistance Center and the signing of the Army Warrior Health Care Covenant. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was an honored guest at the dual purpose ceremony that capped his first visit to the installation. The event was held near the corner of Indiana Avenue and 20th Street, the future site of the $5 million SFAC facility.

  • NCOs lead the Cobra Gold way

    Feb 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers make it happen. At Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, this U.S. Army standard for its NCO corps is made manifest through the professional performances and missions accomplished by NCOs throughout the country of Thailand.

  • Cobra Gold Builds New Buildings

    Feb 20, 2009

  • CJCS visits Fort Campbell TBI training

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sgt. Jesse Sage, 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault, demonstrates a new virtual training aid to show how Soldiers who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) would react during a convoy in a hostile environment to Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mullen visited Fort Campbell for two days, touring medical facilites, speaking to Soldiers and Family members, and participating in a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Soldier Family Assistance Center.

  • Groundbreaking for Fort Campbell SFAC

    Feb 20, 2009

    Admiral Mike Mullen, Commander Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military (third from right) joined with Fort Campbell officials and construction contractors for the Feb. 20 groundbreaking ceremony of the Fort Campbell Solider and Family Assistance Center. The SFAC is a $5 million project with 15,000 square feet and is estimated to be complete in February, 2010. Also pictured are (left to right):Jerry Stakhiv, Project Director, Clarks Construction Company, Federal Division; Michael Britton, Fort Campbell SFAC Director; Maj. Shane Moyer, Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion; Col. Frederick Swope, Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Deputy Commanding General (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Mullen; Karen Halsey, Better Built Construction Services; and Ted Reece, Interim Director of Public Works, Fort Campbell.

  • 3rd BCT, 4th ID Soldiers return in waves

    Feb 20, 2009

    More than 3,000 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division return to Fort Carson, Colo., after deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Sustainability conference set for April 7-8

    Feb 20, 2009

    The public is invited to learn about current and upcoming green technology at the Bridging the GAPS conference April 7-8 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Sponsored by the Georgia Alabama Partnership for Sustainability and Fort Benning, the event is free of charge. The conference is modeled after a sustainability conference initiated by Fort Carson, Colo., in 2003, said Peter Lukken, Fort Benning's sustainability planner.

  • Army preparing to test Future Combat Systems

    Feb 20, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians with the Future Combat Systems program at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are working overtime preparing to put future Army technology to the test.

  • "Straight Arrows" deliver soccer equipment to Iraqi youth

    Feb 20, 2009

  • G-1 launches new 'My Army Benefits' site

    Feb 20, 2009

    The Army's G-1 staff launched a redesigned Web site last week that consolidates all Army benefits information at one location and includes calculators that Soldiers can use.

  • Combined Live Fire Exercise with Strykers ignites Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 20, 2009

    SUKHOTHAI, Thailand- Jets zoom past and the earth trembles from artillery fire. The thunder of gunfire and explosions fill an entire valley. Four M117 Stryker Improvised Carrier Vehicles appear and quickly disappear through the clouds of smoke.

  • CYS Valentine's Day dance not just for kids

    Feb 20, 2009

    The Fort McPherson Child Youth Services Center sponsored a child and parent dance at the center's Building 400 location Feb. 13.

  • Madigan, Military OneSource join forces to provide more resources

    Feb 20, 2009

    With the Army suicide rate the highest ever last year, Madigan Army Medical Center Behavioral Health professionals are working to find innovative ways to combat the needless loss.

  • Fort Lewis leaders listening, says customer service manager

    Feb 20, 2009

    Whether they have great experiences with Fort Lewis service providers or ones that leave something to be desired, more people are using the report system designed to crow or complain about it - and key leaders are listening.

  • Fort Lewis targets suicide prevention

    Feb 20, 2009

    Buddies must look out for each other. Gary Ouellette can't put it more plainly than that. Ouellette, I Corps and Fort Lewis suicide-prevention coordinator, knows that is the best way to keep Soldiers from harming themselves when they are depressed.

  • Casualty assistance officers say HBO film realistic

    Feb 20, 2009

    "Taking Chance," an emotional Home Box Office movie that will air Saturday evening, starring Kevin Bacon, premiered Thursday at Fort Belvoir for an audience who could personally and professionally relate to the characters portrayed.

  • Strykers ordered to Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2009

    The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will become the first Stryker brigade combat team to deploy to Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism. Fifth Brigade, the Army's newest SBCT and the fourth Stryker brigade formed at Fort Lewis, will take its approximately 3,900 troops to that country sometime during mid-summer 2009. This will be the brigade's first deployment.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • Commentary - Children's obesity: we're all responsible

    Feb 20, 2009

    American children are getting fat - and no one wants to accept the blame. Maybe it's our parenting that is at fault. Army Family Covenant, Fort Lewis

  • 871st EN sings at school dedication

    Feb 20, 2009

  • TASM-E begins loading aircraft aboard ship in Rota, Spain

    Feb 20, 2009

    Although the ship's ramp entrance is cavernous, CH-47 Chinook aircraft barely fit through the opening and must be carefully loaded to avoid damage. Tugging aircraft up the ramp is only the first step in mission success. Once in the ship's hold, the aircraft must be maneuvered around the ship's support beams and staircases, as well as internal ramps.

  • For love of the sport

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sometimes, you don't realize how much you love something until that something is gone.

  • Livorno Port Operations

    Feb 20, 2009

    Livorno port operations.

  • 1st Bn., 329th Inf., leaves post, 1st Bn., 330th Inf., arrives

    Feb 20, 2009

    LTC Richard Unda, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, rolled up and cased the battalion's colors at a change of authority ceremony Tuesday at Kanell Field.

  • Fort Lewis Tax Center 'new experience' for NCO

    Feb 20, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Felimon Mogos couldn't have predicted that he would wind up as the NCO in charge of the Fort Lewis Tax Center. After all, his wife, Diseree, had always handled all of their family finances, and Mogos had never even filed his own federal tax return before this year. "This is all a new experience to me," said Mogos, a trained cook.

  • 1st Bn., 329th Inf., leaves post, 1st Bn., 330th Inf., arrives

    Feb 20, 2009

    LTC Richard Unda, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, rolled up and cased the battalion's colors at a change of authority ceremony Tuesday at Kanell Field.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • USARPAC wins DA best force protection program award

    Feb 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER - The Department of the Army (DA) awarded U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) the Best Force Protection Program Award for 2008, recently, during the opening ceremony of the annual Army Antiterrorism Conference in Buena Vista, Fla.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff, J4 Logistics

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Defense Logistics Agency

    Feb 20, 2009

  • U.S. Army Quartermaster School

    Feb 20, 2009

  • U.S. Army Ordnance Corps

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Combined Arms Services Command

    Feb 20, 2009

  • EOD NCOs Awarded Purple Hearts

    Feb 20, 2009

  • HQDA G-4 on AKO

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Army Materiel Command

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Visit to Iraqi Army Maintenance Yard

    Feb 20, 2009

    Iraqi Soldiers clean up a storage yard in the Taji Wheel Level Three Maintenance facility on the Iraqi operated side of Camp Taji, Iraq on Feb. 12.

  • Sustainer Hopes to Return Home U.S. Citizen

    Feb 20, 2009

    While on his deployment to northern Iraq, a Calif. National Guard Soldier hopes to gain his naturalized citizenship.

  • AMC to showcase Future Soldier 2030, other high-tech equipment at the AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 20, 2009

    During this year's Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition being conducted at the Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27, the U.S. Army and its industry partners will showcase a host of new technologies that has and/or will have an impact on today's warfighter and our future force. One such technology is the Future Soldier 2030.

  • February 2009 Vol. 64, Issue 2

    Feb 20, 2009

    Stories within this issue highlight a wide variety of Army sports.

  • National Guard gears up for 2009 hurricane season

    Feb 20, 2009

    Aca,!A"One team, one fightAca,!A? is the mantra for local, state and federal leaders preparing for a 2009 hurricane season that forecasters say could include nine major storms.

  • Sill offers EW course

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sill graduates students from electronic warefare course

  • Sill sign WTU Covenent

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill officials sign the WTU Covenent

  • Shopping spree - new Fort Riley post exchange opens with festivities, week of sales

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Riley and AAFES conducted a grand opening which will provide more than twice the shopping space, new resturants and speciality shops than the old PX could accommodate. This PX serves the 18,500 + Soldiers, family members, retirees and their families in central FLint Hills Region.

  • Medics train for combat

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Sill medics train for combat

  • Student Gives Back to the Military

    Feb 20, 2009

    High school student and daughter of an NCO organizes a successful charity event to give back to Soldiers

  • Senior spouses supports Families

    Feb 20, 2009

    At the beginning of Army Family Action Plan conference, a commanding general's spouse expresses her view of what is being done for military Families.

  • Detroit Arsenal 2008 CFC beats the odds

    Feb 20, 2009

    2008 Combined Federal Campaign at the Detroit Arsenal beat long odds in the face of tough economic conditions and surpassed the 2008 CFC fundraising goal.

  • Stand-To Sports

    Feb 20, 2009

  • World View

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Of Interest

    Feb 20, 2009

  • War on Terror

    Feb 20, 2009

  • About the Army

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Today's Focus

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Professional Writing

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Calendar

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Culture of Engagement

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Information

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Blogs

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Diversity shows strength at Kaiserslautern event

    Feb 20, 2009

    Diversity made a strong showing at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Black History Month Celebration Feb. 17 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne.

  • Strykers gear up for new mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The Army's Stryker armored vehicle will get its first crack at the resurgent Taliban and terrorist strongholds in Afghanistan this summer when the 2nd Infantry Division's, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team hits the ground there.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Paratroopers come to Germany from Fort Bragg to train as forward observers

    Feb 20, 2009

    EINSIEDLERHOF, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Larry Melton says he has come full circle. It has been eight years since he trained with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, but over the past six weeks Melton has found himself working with airborne-qualified forward observers who flew in from Fort Bragg, N.C., to take advantage of a U.S. Army Europe Joint Multinational Training Command-based course.

  • Technology bring families together over the miles

    Feb 20, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Births, promotions, life changing events back home are often difficult for service members to attend when serving overseas. And conversely, not all families back stateside can make it overseas. That's were the ever advancing world of technology can bring families together in a sense.

  • Soldiers wrestle in Valentine's Day smackdown

    Feb 19, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -Soldiers came to watch and participate in a wrestling tournament held at the USAG- Red Cloud Fitness Center Feb. 14.

  • Energy Summit touts retrofitting

    Feb 19, 2009

    CHICAGO - Do you retrofit' Most people have never been asked that question, and if asked, might conjure up images of an aerobics class, complete with purple leggings, stirrup pants and early 1980s' music.

  • Community shows support for Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The holiday season may have passed, but the spirit of giving remains. Support for troops overseas is still a high priority for many members of the military ohana.

  • Families fete Valentine's Day at Casey

    Feb 19, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in the Gateway club on USAG-Casey the evening of Feb. 14 to celebrate Valentine's Day. The party was sponsored by the Casey Community Activity Center and supported by the Gateway Club. The celebration included prize drawings, a karaoke competition, and prizes for the best dressed couple, and giveaways.

  • Family members line up for Pro Bowl Meet and Greet

    Feb 19, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Football cheerleaders flashed flirtatious smiles and winked at Soldiers and family members during the Pro Bowl Meet and Greet at the fitness center here, Feb. 4.

  • Area I personnel learn about post access

    Feb 19, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -Representatives from Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Directorateof Logistics, Directorate of Emergency Services, the 17th Ordinance Companand G9 employees came to the USAG-RC Education Center Feb. 11 to learn more about the installations access control policies and procedures.

  • Warrior Country Soldiers go south for HEAT

    Feb 19, 2009

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON - Noncommissioned officers throughout the peninsula gathered Thursday at USAG-Humphreys to conduct training certification on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer.

  • Soldiers bid aloha to the Pro Bowl

    Feb 19, 2009

    AIEA, Hawaii - Two minutes. That's what it came down to. The clock was ticking. Breathing quickly, veins pumping with adrenaline, they stood ready to execute.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Mullen: Transportation support is the lifeblood of global operations

    Feb 19, 2009

    Through times of war and change, transportation and logistics support are critical to accomplishing the numerous missions facing the U.S. military, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a town hall meeting At Scott Air Force Base today.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Fort Campbell

    Feb 19, 2009

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, made his first visit to Fort Campbell Feb. 19 and 20. Mullen met with Soldiers and leaders from various Fort Campbell units and will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center. During an "All Hands" meeting with nearly 700 Fort Campbell Soldiers, Mullen took questions on issues ranging from Stop-Loss procedures to disparities in promotions among military occupational specialties.

  • 'Journal for Jordan' author visits Pentagon

    Feb 19, 2009

    Dana Canedy signs a copy of her best seller, "A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor" for Col. Rivers Johnson as her son, Jordan looks on. The original journal was written for Jordan by his father, 1st Sgt. Charles Munroe King before he was killed in Iraq, Oct. 14, 2006 by an improvised explosive device. Canedy visited the Pentagon Feb. 18 where she was guest speaker at an African-American History Month observance hosted by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • 100 Days: Fort Hood passes safety milestone, Lynch awards training holiday

    Feb 19, 2009

    Fort Hood Soldiers and civilians have survived the highways for 100 days and earned a training holiday. In last week's Fort Hood Sentinel, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch announced Soldiers would receive a training holiday if they reached 100 days without a traffic fatality. The holiday was the result of a Soldier's suggestion to Lynch and is now scheduled for April 27.

  • Avn Soldiers Hone Infantry Skills

    Feb 19, 2009

    The Soldiers of 603rd ASB participated in Warrior Task Training, a battalion-wide lanes training exercise, Feb. 11, at Hunter Army Airfield.

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