Archive: Feb 2009

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  • Kansas Guard partners with Iraqi Trucking company

    Feb 14, 2009

    Kansas National Guardsmen are partnering with a local Iraqi trucking company to help build the Iraqi economy here over the next two years.

  • USS Harpers Ferry and the 31st MEU

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Sacramento District engineer wins prestigious civil engineering award

    Feb 13, 2009

    Area Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's construction operations division, Larry Smith, will receive the 2009 Construction Management Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Smith is the 23rd person to receive the award since 1974.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldier sails aboard USS Nashville

    Feb 13, 2009

    A U.S. Army Africa officer is underway with the USS Nashville as part of a training, goodwill and outreach mission to five West African nations.

  • Citizen Soldiers support U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 13, 2009

    Top officers from both the U.S Army Reserve and the Army National Guard visited the headquarters of U.S. Army Africa to discuss the role of citizen Soldiers in future missions to Africa.

  • USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Cobra Gold Helicopter Exercise

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Fort Lewis leaders gain insight from former Army chief

    Feb 13, 2009

    Most advice is worth what you pay for it, according to conventional wisdom. But when it comes from a former Army chief of staff, its value, at least to Fort Lewis senior leaders, rises substantially. Gordon R. Sullivan, retired general and president of the Association of the U.S. Army, visited Fort Lewis last week.

  • Annual Fort Lewis health fair educates community

    Feb 13, 2009

    Operation Care Fair - Body Strong, Mind Strong and Spirit Strong, sponsored by the Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, drew a crowd of more than 200 Feb. 7 at the American Lake Community Center.

  • Post-9/11 G.I. Bill could mean cost-free college for Soldiers, families

    Feb 13, 2009

    A full ride to college is on the way for qualified Soldiers and veterans. The "Post-9/11 Veteran's Education Assistance Act Of 2008," sometimes called the "Post-9/11 G.I. Bill," paves the way for thousands of qualified Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen Marines and military veterans to get a complete four-year degree at no cost to themselves.

  • Fort Lewis based 'virtual staff ride' re-creates Baqubah battle

    Feb 13, 2009

    ground-breaking approach to training has arisen from interviews with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers about their three months of fierce combat from March to June 2007 in Diyala Province, Iraq. The Fort Lewis Battle Command Training Center introduced a feature on its Web page last week that allows units to take virtual staff rides, translating Syke's Regulars' neighborhood-by-neighborhood fight to oust al-Qaida from Baqubah into leadership-development training.

  • Fort Lewis battalion adds a crucial, lifesaving capability

    Feb 13, 2009

    You won't find a spreader, halogen bar, 18 mm socket wrench or K12 cutter with a diamond blade on most modified tables of organization and allowances. Not yet anyway. But recovery specialists in the 402nd Brigade Support Battalion are carrying them to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., this week to use during the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Mission Readiness Exercise. The specialized tools form part of their kits as newly trained extrication experts, tailored for Stryker vehicles.

  • Commentary: Real lessons of history get lost in clutter

    Feb 13, 2009

    February is Black History Month followed by Women's History Month in March. Both observances seem to suffer from a common failing - trying to re-write history in light of what we wish had happened, rather than what did.

  • Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers takes single Soldiers to Keystone for weekend skiing

    Feb 13, 2009

    BOSS Soldiers took at skiing trip to Colorado.

  • Sacramento District project wins Public Works Project of the Year

    Feb 13, 2009

    The Napa River/Napa Creek Flood Protection Project has been selected to receive the 2009 Public Works Project of the Year award from the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association in a ceremony Feb. 20, 2009.

  • Bilateral Amphibious Assault

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Watchful

    Feb 13, 2009

    Army Sgt. Sean MacDermott, a crew chief with Task Force Eagle Lift, mans a .50-caliber machine gun

  • Noncommissioned officer's career takes a presidential turn

    Feb 13, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Randy Hubbard joined the Army in 1994, it was to be a tanker. He never imagined his path in the Army would include a trip past the presidential reviewing stand on inauguration day 2009.

  • New pharmacy to open in Forsyth Post Exchange at Fort Riley

    Feb 13, 2009

    Fort Riley's main Post Exchange located in Camp Forysth. The pharmacy will allow Soldiers, Family members and military retirees to shop at the new post exchange and pick up re-fills for their presciption medications. This new facility will help reduce the wait time Soldiers, Family members and retirees experience while they wait at Irwin Army Community Hospital prescription refill pharmacy.

  • Fort Lewis paralegals compete for bragging rights

    Feb 13, 2009

    The best of the best...not only the title of a movie but it also defines the top paralegal specialist during the Fort Lewis Paralegal of the Year competition January 21.

  • Dental command names year's best at Fort Lewis

    Feb 13, 2009

    It was a tough week for the six Soldiers competing for the Western Region Dental Command's top annual awards - Soldier of the Year, and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Two Soldiers from each state - Alaska, California and Washington - were tested Jan. 20 to 23 on multiple tasks.

  • Durable Brigade leadership changes hands

    Feb 13, 2009

    Fort Riley's Sustainment Brigade completely a change command ceremony. The Sustainment Brigade recently returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • NCO throws bank robber for loop in Texas

    Feb 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 13, 2009) -- Master Sgt. Donald Murrah probably didn't think he'd have a real exciting day last June when he went to the Wells Fargo Bank in Fort Worth, Texas, to do a routine errand, and instead became instrumental in thwarting a robbery.

  • Raid from the Sky

    Feb 13, 2009

    SAMAESAN, Thailand (Feb. 12, 2009) - As the rear hatch of the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter opens, the Marines and sailors from different countries begin a fast paced assault with precision accuracy and continue relentlessly for the next hour. With little room for error, they "fastrope" out of the helicopter, secure the landing zone perimeter, and form up in teams to push inland toward the target, a reinforced mock terrorist stronghold.

  • Voices of Black History Month: Local Residents reflect on diversity

    Feb 13, 2009

    Various black leaders, in and around Fort Leonard Wood, tell their story of why they joined the Army, their experiences in the Army, the importance of diversity in the military, and the importance of Black History Month.

  • Survey says: Results of customer assessment give garrison command foundation for post improvements

    Feb 13, 2009

    Customers spoke, the garrison commander listened, and Fort Leonard Wood is taking action to become the Army's station of choice. "We are making an action plan to make (Fort Leonard Wood) better," said Col. John Megnia, Fort Leonard Wood garrison commander, sharing his vision of making the post as desired as a vacation at Club Med. During October 2008, 883 people filled out the Customer Assessment Survey for every service provided on the installation. Fort Leonard Wood had the most participation of any post in the Training and Doctrine Command, and was second in the entire Army by about 20 participants.

  • Engineer Becomes Role model

    Feb 13, 2009

    Engineer Soldiers have a new role model. Staff Sgt. Dusty Beam, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructor, was one of only 10 graduates - out of a class of 46 - from the U.S. Army Pathfinder School at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 30. Pathfinder school is a three-week course in which students navigate on-foot, establish and operate a day-and-night helicopter landing zone, establish and operate all aspects of a parachute drop zone, conduct sling-load operations and provide air traffic control to airborne operations, according to the U.S. Army Infantry Web site. Students also participate in a three-day field training exercise as a member of a Pathfinder team. "I never studied so much in my life. It was by far the hardest school I ever attended. I would wake up in the middle of the night and study. It's all closed book - no notes - and there are four or five long charts you have to remember - just about parachutes and the different types of drop zones," Beam said. Not only did Beam graduate, but he did it on his first attempt. "I think if you go with the right attitude, like, 'I'm not going to fail this,' I think you do better. There were guys in my class that said, 'this is my first time trying, so I'll get through Helicopter Landing Zones, and then I'll fail out and come back and try it again. But I knew 1st Sgt. (Robert) Reed's guidance was to go and graduate; there would be no second opportunity for me," Beam said.

  • Welcome - Splat - Back

    Feb 13, 2009

    A maintenance platoon from the recently returned 94th Engineer Battalion played paintball as a part of Warrior Adventure Quest, Friday. "We planned high adventure activities that are somewhat tied to what they did downrange," said Capt. Wade Welsh, 94th Engr. Bn. operations officer. Welsh explained how the Soldiers had been living on an adrenaline high for the last 12 months, and returned home to no adrenaline. The leadership knew that the Soldiers would seek that adrenaline, and wanted them to find it in a safe way - not through high-risk behavior.

  • Newman crashes Army Chevy, readies backup for Daytona

    Feb 13, 2009

    Ryan Newman had to drop from the front row to the rear of the field for the start of Thursday's second Gatorade Duel 150-mile qualifying race because he changed engines during practice on Wednesday.

  • March

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Fort Polk MPs receive SRT training at Shugart-Gordon training complex

    Feb 13, 2009

    Military police and DA police officers from Fort Polk conducted Special Reaction Team training at the Shugart-Gordon training complex.

  • Texas Artillery Color

    Feb 13, 2009

    The Texas Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment from El Paso, Texas received the Operation Iraq Freedom campaign streamer during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Adder on Jan. 17.

  • Fort Polk Airman makes 'Tops in Blue' list

    Feb 13, 2009

    Airman 1st Class Joanell Jacques, Detachment 1, 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, is taking the assignment of her life. After participating in Military Idol at Fort Polk, she submitted her audition tape to Tops in Blue, the Air Force equivalent of the Army Soldier Show.

  • Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion helps wounded Warriors re-enter military, civilian life

    Feb 13, 2009

    Lt. Col. Timothy Albers, commander of Fort Polk's Warrior Transition Battalion, said the mission of the WTB is to heal and transfer the wounded Soldier either back into service or the civilian world. "We try to focus our staff and commanders to facilitate that," he said. Albers said there are four priorities: mission, Soldiers, Families and team.

  • Space Soldiers inducted into NCO Corps

    Feb 13, 2009

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The ranks of 15 newly promoted sergeants, from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 1st Space Brigade, were inducted into the ranks of the time-honored Noncommissioned Officers Corps during an induction ceremony Feb. 5 at the Base Auditorium here.

  • Louisiana governor says Fort Polk has great future

    Feb 13, 2009

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal met with Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk officials Feb. 9 to discuss Fort Polk's progress and future endeavors

  • Sill NCO earns volunteer award

    Feb 13, 2009

    A Fort Sill NCO earns a volunteer award for his work with kids.

  • Fort Sill NCO explains role

    Feb 13, 2009

    A Fort Sill CSM explains the role of an NCO while on a firing line.

  • Army Training: For the Dogs

    Feb 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Robert Weddle, unlike most military dog handlers, has only enjoyed a partnership with Elmo for a short three months, only one of which being prior to deploying to Iraq's Contingency Operating Base Speicher, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Nebraska children send valentine surprise to troops in Germany

    Feb 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- School children from Crete, Neb. recently provided a sweet surprise for some Soldiers, and they didn't even have to cross the ocean to do it. The fourth through eighth-graders hand-made nearly 1,000 Valentine's Day cards to be distributed among the Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern and Mannheim military communities.

  • Dallas school students visit Army leaders

    Feb 13, 2009

    Students from the Episcopal School of Dallas gather at the Pentagon Memorial after a day meeting Army leaders, including Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • Agribusiness teams plant seeds for economic growth in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2009

    National Guardsmen from seven states have volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as specialized units with the singular purpose of jump-starting the country's agricultural economy.

  • 1HBCT, 2ID at forefront of Live Virtual Constructive training

    Feb 13, 2009

    Warrior Focus, a 2nd Infantry Division training exercise, enabled the brigades of 2ID the opportunity to have training focused at the battalion levels of command. 1HBCT focused primarily on training 1-72 Armor Regiment and 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, while the remaining battalions acted as opposition forces, observer controllers, and also provided administrative and logistic support to the exercise.

  • Training takes aim at mastering the art of customer service

    Feb 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Many of the nearly 200 smiling faces who work in the USAG Schweinfurt Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) have completed mandatory training on customer service, and the rest are well on the way.

  • Year of the NCO: Corporal to Sergeant Major of the Army

    Feb 13, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The "Year of the NCO" was announced on Jan. 5 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Corporals have been leading for 234 years

    Feb 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The rank is synonymous with leadership and was one of the original five ranks of the noncommissioned officer corps in 1775, the year the United States Army was born.

  • Year of the NCO: Iraq duty leads to personal, professional growth for 1st Armored Division Soldier

    Feb 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A 40-year-old Selma, Ala., native looks back with pride and a sense of accomplishment after 15 months of duty in Iraq. Sgt. Tracy Hill knew deployment was possible, but remained hopeful her unit would not have to deploy when she arrived in Wiesbaden in August 2005. "I knew I had to accept the idea," said Hill. "I never thought I would have to deploy, but you have to, and it's not easy."

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. Jamin Bassette

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Commander's Corner: Year of the NCO

    Feb 13, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers are the backbone of the United States Army. The contributions of our NCOs are worthy of recognition. That's why the Army declared 2009 the "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer."

  • Fat to fit: Soldier uses deployment to shape up

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Deployments are usually a time to focus on more Soldier oriented skills, from battle drills to individual military occupation specialties. One of the most prominent of these is increasing physical fitness. One Soldier here has succeeded in his goal of improving his fitness. Maj. Douglas Badzik, 10th Mountain Division Surgeon's Cell, Preventive Medicine Officer has lost more than 40 pounds since his arrival in country approximately nine months ago.

  • Garrison meets with local business leaders

    Feb 13, 2009

    <strong>SEOUL</strong> - Garrison officials met with Itaewon Bar Owner's Association representatives Feb. 5 to pledge stronger cooperation.

  • Brotherly love: deployment brings family closer

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Deployments can strain sibling relationships. They can make it harder to maintain a closeness that is solidified by the other's presence. Two brothers have been lucky enough not to have that strain in their relationship - even if only while in Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Greene, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 10th Mountain Division, operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge and his brother, Robert Greene, Science Applications International Corporation, database administrator have been able to spend time together while in country.

  • Showtime! on Camp Victory

    Feb 13, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Many deployed Soldiers have hidden talents their comrades don't know about, and all they need is an opportunity to let that talent shine. The Multi-National Division - Center Equal Opportunity Office hosted the first Victory Base Complex Night at the Apollo Saturday in celebration of Black History month in Hope Chapel.

  • Yongsan firefighters test new ways to save lives

    Feb 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Yongsan Fire Station trained on a new set of equipment for responding to vehicle accidents then tested their life-saving capabilities during an exercise Feb. 3.

  • Hacky sack, Iraq style

    Feb 13, 2009

  • UFC athletes teach Red Cloud Warriors new moves

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Year of the NCO features Staff Sgt. Boydston

    Feb 12, 2009

    Chaplain Assistant NCOIC for Area 1 Garrison Chaplain's office. NCOIC of the Camp Red Cloud Chapel. Fund Manager for USAG Red Cloud Area 1 Garrison Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund (CTOF).

  • Families coping together, how they made it through deployment

    Feb 12, 2009

    For better or worse. In garrison or on deployment. Army spouses learn quickly when they marry a Soldier, they also marry the Army. Frequent moves, long separations, combat deployments and long hours are the norm for Army Families, so they learn quickly to make the most of any time they have together.

  • Looking back on 3rd ACR's deployment

    Feb 12, 2009

    Col. Michael Bills, commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, is unabashedly proud about the regiment's Soldiers and their performance during their 15-month deployment to Iraq. "All heroes, every one of them," Bills said about the Brave Rifles Soldiers. Thirty months ago, 3rd ACR moved from Fort Carson, Colo., with 439 Soldiers and no equipment.

  • "Rollover, rollover, rollover!"

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The screams were mixed with laughter, but there was one word that could be easily discerned amongst the clatter: "rollover."

  • Rolling along

    Feb 12, 2009

    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait - The temperatures in the middle East get pretty high. When temperatures reach the 130s during the day, the heat can be lethal.

  • Shooting on the move: 1BCT Soldiers refine tactical movement, engage enemy during dismounted patro

    Feb 12, 2009

    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait - Urban patrols are a frequent occurrence for a scout and like any combat operation, rehearsal is key.

  • Caldwell offers three ways to fuel Army change

    Feb 12, 2009

    Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., introduced three mechanisms Wednesday to help with "Fueling Change in our Army."

  • 1st ACB helos receive upgrades

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Helicopter changes mean better defense and targeting systems for aviators. However, modifications for pilots usually pose an addition challenge - these aircraft must be available to facilitate training for the pilots.

  • NFL Player Recognizes Soldiers

    Feb 12, 2009

    Kirk Morrison of the Oakland Raiders recognizes Soldiers at the 23rd Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party in Tampa.

  • February Focus: African-American Citizenship

    Feb 12, 2009

    The national theme of this year's African American History Month observance running through February is "Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas."

  • Iraqi Police, Wolfhounds hunt for weapon caches

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Paratroopers pin on combat badges in Iraq

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Paratroopers were recognized for actions in combat during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty Feb 5.

  • Year of the NCO: Mechanic teaches new troops tools for success

    Feb 12, 2009

    Maintaining tactical vehicles and ensuring they are combat ready can be considered a challenging task, but for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division who work in the 'Thunder Horse' motor pool on base it's a routine operation.

  • "Straight Arrows" deliver supplies, smiles to local schools

    Feb 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As the security situation in Baghdad continues to improve, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers look for the opportunity to conduct missions focused more helping Iraqi citizens than winning fire fights.

  • Soldier in Focus - Sgt. Roy Mitchell

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - Today's Soldier in Focus is Sgt. Roy Mitchell, an sniper assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Mitchell, a native of Garden Grove, Calif., enlisted in the U.S. Army for five years and deployed for the second time to Iraq.

  • Stand-down focuses on awareness, knowledge to prevent suicides

    Feb 12, 2009

    The Warrior Ethos of "never leave a fallen comrade" would prohibit abandoning a Soldier in need. Yet, this very abandonment occurs indirectly when those fellow Soldiers are not physically injured, but are instead, emotionally injured. In 2008, 129 Soldiers took their own lives. The reasons for suicide and the faces of these Soldiers vary greatly. Some frequent stressors cited are failed relationships, legal and financial problems, and occupational and operational issues. The faces are different shades and the Soldiers are different genders, ages and ranks.

  • MND-B cavalry squadrons hand off battle space

    Feb 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - After 14 months of partnership with Iraqi Security Forces in northwest Baghdad, a U.S. cavalry squadron is set to return home to Fort Carson, Colo.

  • NP, Paratroopers determined to help in New Baghdad

    Feb 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq - ISF and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Paratoopers distributed more than 800 donated blankets and dozens of children's toys to Iraqi civilians during a Iraqi-led humanitarian drive Feb. 4 in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad.

  • US, Iraqi engineers cleanup on first joint route sanitation mission

    Feb 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Army engineers from earth moving (EM) platoon, Company A, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), and the 6th Iraqi Army (IA), executed their first joint route sanitation mission just a few days after the new year and the institution of the new Security Agreement which puts Iraqis in the lead of all projects being conducted in Iraq. While deployed, the 46th ECB (H) is attached to the 926th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division-Baghdad.

  • Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines distribute 37,000 milk cartons to schools, community

    Feb 12, 2009

    Shrieks of laughter greet the formidable Hawaiian as he steps into the large, open classroom filled with small Thai children. He looks as if he wants to give all the children a bear-hug. The kids are excited and laughing, but they are shy and playfully keep their distance in a large ring around him. As he kneels down on one knee, the children finally feel more comfortable and approach the laughing, warm-hearted stranger.

  • NP, Paratroopers conduct joint cache search

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Black History event marks mileston

    Feb 12, 2009

    "The journey is not yet over." That was the message from the guest speaker at Wednesday's Black History Month luncheon at the MG Robert B. Solomon Center. "Now that we have our first black President, as African Americans we cannot afford to become too complacent, for the journey is not over; it has just begun, and there is still a lot of work within our community that requires attention and action, if we are to enjoy the freedoms of this great democracy," the Rev. Willie Lawson told the packed gym. Lawson, a retired Soldier, and currently the pastor for a church in the Washington area, was present to witness the swearing in of our 44th president. He said it shows that the playing field is closer to being level for African-Americans today.

  • Leadership program to link current, past leaders

    Feb 12, 2009

    Fort Jackson will launch its quarterly Leadership and Training Guest Speaker Program Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m. at the NCO Club. The program is designed to help the post's leaders retain knowledge and avoid attrition, said Maj. Ted Hart, deputy installation strategic planner. He added that a lot of brain power exits in the Army and the leadership lectures allow former leaders to share their knowledge with current leaders. The guest speaker for each meeting will be a recently retired three- or four-star general, Hart said.

  • A four-star's focus: Dempsey: GWOT redirection means adaptations ahead

    Feb 12, 2009

    As the fight in the Global War on Terror shifts from Iraq to Afghanistan, Army leaders are looking at how to shift the focus of training to deal with the renewed emphasis of fighting in one of the world's poorest countries. "There will be adaptations," the Army's top trainer said Friday during a two-day visit to Fort Jackson. The commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said there will not necessarily be changes in the conduct of counterinsurgency operations - the tactics, techniques and procedures - but rather changes in the training on how to work with the local population and operating in a different physical environment.

  • 31st MEU Landing Craft Air Cushion Offloads Supllies

    Feb 12, 2009

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion transporting Marines and equipment from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit comes ashore during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Rain or shine, the guards don't whine

    Feb 12, 2009

    On days he has to work, Derek Miller wakes up at 3:30 a.m. Depending on the weather, he may put extra layers underneath his regulation light blue dress shirt and dark blue slacks - both of which look freshly pressed. By 4:30 a.m., he is being issued his orders for the day, along with the standard 9 mm handgun he and his colleagues carry. And by 5 a.m., he has already relieved his predecessor and is waiting with a smile to greet his first visitor with a hearty, "Welcome to Fort Jackson, victory starts here!" Miller is one of approximately 70 Wackenhut security guards contracted to protect Fort Jackson's gates.

  • Parent support program provides textbook for child development

    Feb 12, 2009

    Children may not come with instruction booklets, but the Army Community Services (ACS) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) has a lot of information to provide a healthy blueprint for parenting. "Children are amazing," said Anne Murray, parent education specialist for the ACS FAP. "You do what you can to mold them." As a parent educator, Murray said her job is to help parents know how to help their children. Such help covers all areas of a baby's development, both inside and outside of the womb.

  • Good nutrition gives others less of you to love

    Feb 12, 2009

    Love handles not looking to lovely' Getting too big for your partner to wrap his or her arms around you' If there is a little too much of you to love, the Wellness Center staff has a solution. The staff, in a partnership with HYCS Nutritional Services, is offering classes in Bldg. 60 to help promote better eating habits.

  • 3rd Infantry Commander recalls important intelligence role

    Feb 12, 2009

    3rd Infantry Division Commander speaks to intelligence community service members on role of military intelligence.

  • U.S. Army Signal Corps cherishes Oscar award

    Feb 12, 2009

    As the annual Oscar Awards approach Signal Corps members recall the Oscars they won.

  • Historians train future chroniclers of the past

    Feb 12, 2009

    On a wooded hill near Chicka-mauga, today's Soldiers met with Soldiers of the past to learn how to better tell stories to Soldiers in the future. From Jan. 25 through Feb. 6, members of the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) history department at Fort McPherson trained the staffs of military history detachments (MHDs) preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan on how to gather, process and catalog data needed to write the Army's history.

  • Tuskegee Airman Perseveres

    Feb 12, 2009

    African American History month Fort Gordon command program

  • Lincoln's Birthday celebrated with a boom

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Staying secure matter of taking the time to train well

    Feb 12, 2009

    What measures can members of the garrison collectively take to help us be as secure as possible' Training and exercises are two of the most important tasks in ensuring readiness in the event of a terrorist attack or event. Training is vital to help us prepare to react to an emergency or crisis event. Terrorists have training camps all over the world, and although many have been destroyed since Sept. 11, 2001, others still exist and remain active. The terrorist training philosophy is "train to die."

  • Army recruiting on track despite challenges

    Feb 12, 2009

    Despite challenges in recruiting 17-to 24-year-olds, Army leaders said Wednesday the service is on track to meet recruiting goals this year, and will not lower standards to do so.

  • Supermom: Police officer balances five and a 9-to-5

    Feb 12, 2009

    The adage "Don't mess with mom" often proves to be good advice, especially when mom is a police officer who graduated at the top of her class at the police academy. Iris Brown, a patrol officer with the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), finds being the wife of a deployed Soldier, mom to five children and a police officer means accomplishing day-to-day missions can be a challenge she enjoys

  • Army-Level Conference Addresses Quality of Life

    Feb 12, 2009

    The Army Family Action Plan has allowed spouses, Soldiers, dependents and retirees to take their concerns and possible solutions to the top for more than 25 years. Delegates have just returned from the Department of Army level conference Jan. 26-30 in Alexandria, Va. AFAP began in the late 1970s with spouses looking to solve concerns they had. In 1983, the Army formally adopted it. While the issues have changed over the years, the basic premise and structure of AFAP have not. "It began with a group of wives trying to help their Soldiers and families," Cathy Hays, quality of life program manager, said. "It has been adapted some, but the core is still the same. That speaks to its effectiveness."

  • AUSA president gives glimpse at 2009 activities

    Feb 12, 2009

    As individual memberships in the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army grow close to the 3,000 mark, the organization is trying different things to expand its services, events and capabilities to both its members, and the Soldiers and military families it serves. One added event for 2009 - the 50th anniversary of AUSA worldwide -- was the chapter's first-ever general membership meeting, held Feb. 3 at the Veterans Memorial Museum. "Our newer members have asked me many times 'When are we meeting'' We are so busy doing the things that we do in support of our Soldiers and the Arsenal and the great people in this community, that we don't really have a meeting where we talk about what we are doing as a chapter," said Mike Howell, the local chapter president.

  • Air Force Retiree on Mission to Save Lives

    Feb 12, 2009

    Kristin Clark has been a possible bone marrow donor since 1992. Even with more than 15 years on the National Marrow Donor Registry, Clark has yet to receive a call that would match her up with a bone marrow recipient and give her a chance to save someone's life. But she's not waiting on the sidelines for that call. Despite her own lack of personal testimony as a donor, Clark is carrying the message of bone marrow donation to the military. This retired Air Force master sergeant, who moved to Huntsville in August, is now seeking to set up a bone marrow donor registration program within the gates of Redstone Arsenal. "Marrow donor drives are a great opportunity for Redstone Arsenal and tenant organizations in several ways - they give people a chance to save lives, they provide a positive image of the military and they create some great volunteer opportunities," she said.

  • Tuskegee Airman reflects on history of African-Americans in the Army

    Feb 12, 2009

    With his easy tone and quiet humor, a Tuskegee Airman and recipient of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, spoke of the hardship and sacrifice he and fellow African-Americans endured while in service to their nation during World War II.

  • Another winning year for Combined Federal Campaign

    Feb 12, 2009

    The nation's troubled economy didn't deter this area's federal workers from contributing to help those in need. The 2008 Tennessee Valley Combined Federal Campaign collected $2,278,923 to exceed its $2 million goal. Donors designated $1,146,156 of that total to local charities in the community.

  • 'Magnificent 7' Finishing Their Route

    Feb 12, 2009

    The mood was upbeat as the seven bus drivers gathered for their award ceremony Feb. 3. They represent the last of the line. When the school year ends, Redstone will relinquish its school bus operation in favor of the city of Huntsville's contractor Durham School Services. This means Redstone will no longer employ school bus drivers. But here they were smiling and joking. All expressed their appreciation for having served as drivers for Redstone's youngsters, some for more than 20 years. And Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli wanted them to know how much he and Team Redstone appreciated their service. "I want to personally thank you for all that you've done for our children," Pastorelli said. "You're the stalwarts here. You made it happen each and every day. "On behalf of the entire Garrison, and really all of Team Redstone, I want to thank you again for taking care of our children day in and day out."

  • 1/64 AR Defeats 2/7 IN in Intramural Action

    Feb 12, 2009

  • Hunter's Fitness Center Poses Big Challenge

    Feb 12, 2009

    Soldiers, Army Civilians and retirees registered for the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield 2009 Biggest Loser challenge throughout the week of Jan. 24.

  • Aviators Train Rain or Shine

    Feb 12, 2009

    3rd ID CAB conducts Door Gunnery Training Feb. 2 at Camp Blanding, Fla.

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